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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOWith the exception of the South County Career Center which has a much smaller number of graduates 65 this year Hillsborough County schools hold graduation exercises at the Florida Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Above was the East Bay High School graduating class of 2012.BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netKarlye Becker imagines a lifetime of caring for animals. When asked where she expects to be by the time of her 10th, 25th and 50th class reunion Becker was quick to answer. Thats because the Riverview High School valedictorian already has a plan. By my 10th reunion, I will be starting my career as a veterinarian after completing eight years of college. By my 25th, I will own my own vet practice and be volunteering my services at the CARE animal shelter in Ruskin, she said. By the time I have my 50th reunion, I plan to be retired and well-traveled and have an amazing family. Amanda Mikos also has a life plan. Mikos, also a student at Riverview High School, said by the time she goes to her 10th reunion, she hopes to be able to record her own music. By my 25th reunion, Ill be living in a big house in Florida with my husband and my two kids, and by my 50th, Ill be talking about my grandkids, who I will spoil unconditionally.East Bay High School valedictorian Christopher Kyle Privette plans to start the education for his eventual career in the medical field with a study of marine biology at the University of Miami. Many of the same courses are required for marine biology and pre med, Privette said.He will also attend graduate school, and medical school, and then specialty training, with his eventual goal in medicine being anesthesiology, he said. I might decide to change that later, to go into plastic surgery or some other type of surgery, but right now Im thinking it will be anesthesiology. Privette knows he will barely be finishing his specialty school by his 10th high school reunion but said by his 25th he wants to be in practice for himself, and later in life join a group like Doctors Without Borders to aid those who cannot afford or access medical care. This concerns me very deeply, Privette said. Im really looking forward to helping with something like that. We all know things dont always go according to the plans made when students graduate from high school. Some have to quit secondary school early to work full time. Others marry early, or become parents. Occasionally however, life turns out even better than whats been planned. Such is the case of former superintendent of schools Earl J. Lennard, after whom Ruskins Lennard high school is named. Dr. Lennard is a Hillsborough County native. He grew up here and graduated from Brandon High School, attended the Missing In America Homeless VeteransThere are 10-12 homeless camps in Riverview, Brandon areaBy %  KeEVInN BrRADyYLess than 200 feet from a bustling Brandon parking lot, homeless veterans camp in the woods. Surviving on half-eaten meals from dumpsters, sleeping in ramshackle tents, they exist in a twilight world, living on the edge of a society they served in uniform. There are 10 to12 homeless camps in the Riverview and Brandon area, according to Thomas Brown, an outreach coordinator for Tampa Crossroads who visits three to four homeless camps daily. Tampa Crossroads offers treatment, housing, employment and other services for vets. Thomas Brown, an outreach coordinator for Tampa Crossroads visits three to four homeless camps daily. Tampa Crossroads offers treatment, housing, employment and other services for vets. The homeless person is blanked out in the photo. (TAMPA CROSSROADS PHOTO)See HOMELESS VVETS, page 10u See GRADADUAA TIING CLAASSES, page 12u Ruskin artist Michael Parker unviels his latest work: possibly the largest outdoor original art in FloridaBy %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAgenGEN mitch@observernews.netTAMPA South County artist Michael Parker has the ability to see neighborhoods, communities and even the world in incredibly big ways. A renowned public artist, his work is well known in South County with Head, Heart and Hands a 100-foot-long mural on the old Clarks Furniture Building, near the Ruskin Post Office and Southshore Bait and Tackle. But in seeing big, Parker, also has the unique ability to seek out and present nuance and history through the broad strokes of the brush required of a muralist. On Tuesday, May 21, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn congratulated Parker for his latest and most visible work to date: a 12,000-square-foot mural on a corrugated steel building fronting Adamo Drive between 17th and 19th MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN PhotoHOTORuskin artist Michael Parker in front of his latest work, possibly the largest outdoor original art in Florida, the Ybor City mural on Adamo Drive on its dedication day on May 21. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and more than 100 guests were onhand for the dedication. See AAREAA AARTIIST, page 14u

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Also in attendance were representatives from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Ross Dickerson of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Commissioner Murman said, “I think it’s important to do as much as we can to improve the use of our waterways. We’ve got a lot more to do up and down the shoreline.” The commissioner referenced the recently approved $800,000 county project to restore the beach at the Apollo Beach Nature Park as well as future projects to protect the beach at Ruskin’s Simmons Park, along with a possible high speed ferry that would run from South County to MacDill. “There is so much potential for this area,” she said. “The [future] mall, the new hospital, job opportunities.” Mohamed Dabees discussed previous projects his company has handled that were similar to the restoration and protection of the Apollo Beach Nature Park, including restoration projects at Honeymoon Island, North Captiva Island, Naples and Marco Island. His presentation included some historic photographs of the north end of Apollo Beach, along with the expected results of the restoration project. ABWIG President Len Berkstresser praised the commissioner by saying, “Sandra Murman has been a delight to work with.” Berkstresser went on to update the attendees on the progress of MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTOS Right, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman listens to a question during the ABWIG open house meeting in Apollo Beach on May 21. “This is real, we’re making this happen and won’t stop until we’re done...” fundraising efforts to dredge the canals in the community. As of last week, ABWIG had reached nearly 86 percent of their $250,000 goal for dredging, which will include the north, south and main channels into the community. Both TECO and Mosaic have donated $50,000 to the organization, Symphony Isles donated $30,000, Newland Communities / Mira Bay donated $25,000, Mira Bay Mariners donated $15,000, Century 21 Beggins Realty donated $10,000 and Land’s End Marina and Circles Restaurant each donated $2,500. Most of the remaining funds have come from area boating organizations and from fundraising events organized by ABWIG. Permits for dredging have already been obtained by the organization. In working with both the county and the engineering firm responsible for the nature park restoration, Berkstresser maintained that dredging alone isn’t enough, and that a long-term solution is needed. During his presentation, Dabees detailed the longer term solution provided by his firm, with some projects going back more than a decade that are still considered successful today. Berkstresser also pointed out that although ABWIG is nearing its goal, that goal has not yet been reached and there is still work to do. “This is real, we’re making this happen and won’t stop until we’re done,” he said. The next ABWIG open house meeting is expected to be held later this summer. For more information or to donate, visit www.abwig.org. ABWIG President Len Berkstresser told attendees the organization has reached nearly 86 percent of their fundraising goals towards the cost of dredging canals in the waterfront community but that the work isn’t finished yet. m m & Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc. SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING We wish you every success in your pursuits after graduation. Keep up the good work. Congratulations from everyone at: T HE O BSERVER N EWS T HE SCC O BSERVER T HE C URRENT

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MAY 30, 2013 3 Hurricane season is around the corner. Be prepared and get all the information needed. Stop by the Sun City Center Chamber for the Hurricane Expo and Energy Conservation seminar. (Limited seating available)What to expect at the seminar: (learn how to lower your energy bills) Sponsored by Morgan Exteriors, Inc. and the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 813-931-4663 or 727-502-5300www.morganexteriorsinc.comCRC-057210 NOTHING TO MAIL IN! 5 Windows...........................10 Windows.........................15 Windows..................... High-speed ferry makes a wake in community meetingWe want to be here, this area has great transportation opportunities...By mitch@observernews.netWe cannot pave our way out of our transportation problems, South County community advocate Mariella Smith said, during a meeting on May 22 to discuss a possible future high speed ferry. The meeting, held at Waterset in Apollo Beach, was attended by three dozen people to hear Greg Dronkert, President of HMS Fer ries, Inc., Mark Fernandez, also of HMS Ferries, Ed Turanchik with the Public Policy Practice Group of Akerman Senterfitt and Smith make the case for why high speed ferries could be a viable and costeffective transportation alternative in an era of high gas prices and increasingly overburdened freeways. The Tampa Bay High Speed Ferry Project is conceived as a public-private initiative that would begin with ferry service from a point near South Hillsborough to MacDill. HMS Ferries, Inc. is a member of a global company operating ferries carrying more than 16 million passengers annually. The initial service to MacDill would serve as a proof of concept for the viability of ferry service in the Tampa Bay area. The company pointed out that currently MacDill employees typically travel 22 to 35 miles in driving to work versus having to travel only six miles across the bay. Security to the nationally sensitive base could also be enhanced as there would be fewer vehicles that would require searches for entrance to the base. Boarding the vessel would have security, Dronkert said. Two hundred and fifty people could be PHOTO BY MICHELLE TRAPHAGENSouth County community advocate Mariella Smith with Ed Turanchik of the Public Policy Group of Akerman Senterfitt, one of the partners in the Tampa Bay High Speed Ferry project, speak to approximately three dozen area residents about possible future high speed ferry service in Tampa Bay. Interest will increase in this region if there is a 25-minute ferry ride versus a 45-minute drive. This could create huge economic development for South County. Ed Turanchik processed in a few minutes. Although the company doesnt believe that full commuter service is yet viable in this area, they do see the potential for growth in the near future, par ticularly in relation to tourism with service to St. Pete that could connect to the citys trolley service, as well as to Tampa near the Florida Aquarium, that could connect to that citys trolley service into Ybor City. Interest will increase in this region if there is a 25-minute ferry ride versus a 45-minute drive, Turanchik said. This could create huge economic development for South County. According to HMS Ferries, Inc., most major urban areas built around bays already have commuter ferry service, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston in the U.S. alone. HMS Ferries, Inc. and Akerman Senterfitt are proposing the project as a public-private partnership that would require relatively little public investment compared to other types of transportation projects but could come with big rewards for moving people around the Bay Area, connecting major corridors of the region and promoting tour ism, and ultimately providing a cost-effective option for thousands of commuters to MacDill and eventually to the downtowns. During her talk, Mariella Smith pointed out that the ferry would go both ways. This gives us the opportunity to literally get a boat load of people to local events or to the Firehouse Cultural Center, she said. Smith went on to say that she is thrilled about this opportunity to connect communities. According to the backers, the project is designed to maximize public benefit while minimizing public risk. HMS Ferries, Inc. has committed to funding the full operational cost of the service to demonstrate the viability of the service in the Tampa Bay Area. The company says this is unprecedented in the United States. You dont see privately funded transportation projects, Dronkert said. The company would, however, seek county, state and/or federal funds for the capital projects such as the necessary land-side docking facilities and roads to those facilities. Despite that, the company states that this proposal is unique in that they will assume the bulk of the financial risk, including the risk of operational losses, while the public entities would retain the rights to the assets and improvements created. Compared to building or expanding highways, utilizing the bay could save the public money. As an example, backers stated that 71 busses would be required to carry 2,700 commuters at an estimated cost of $30 million and a greater than $3 million public subsidy. Only three high-speed ferries would be required for that same capacity at a cost of $15 million and no public operational subsidy. We want to be here, this area has great transportation oppor tunities, Dronkert said. Our motivation is to help kick start this project, to help put this into motion. We arent trying to sell you anything. We believe in this project. He estimated that break even could occur within two to three years. This is an opportunity for Hillsborough County to get it right, Turanchik added. The meeting at Waterset in Apollo Beach was one of three such meetings, with the others held in Tampa and St. Petersburg. South County is integral to the project as an area near or north of Big Bend Road is seen as a potential site for the proof of concept service. I commute to Ybor City every day, one attendee said. If this project means getting cars off of [Highway] 41, then Im willing to do it. I cant wait to take a ferry to downtown Tampa, then catch a trolley to Ybor City, Smith said. For more information, visit www.tampabayhighspeedferry. com.

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4 MAY 30, 2013You have a power within you that, when ignited, can stand against any threat. That power is the power of self-esteem, which is defined as having pride and respect in oneself. Someone once said, Be kind to yourself; there are enough people who wont be. Whoever said this was a very intelligent man or woman. In much of the world today, low self-esteem is a serious problem. I dont know who is to blame, and maybe it doesnt matter. Casting blame is really quite a worthless activity. The fact is that there are many good people in the world today, and its about time we realize it. If we hide our light under a bushel, it will be a pretty dark world. Dont be afraid to show what you have to be proud of and take credit for what you have done. To help you build or fortify your self esteem, here are some suggested actions. 1. Always speak well of yourself. Recognize the things you do right. This doesnt mean you have to brag or bore people with your accomplishments, but it does insist that you do not denigrate yourself and talk down about those things of which you should be rightly proud. People who love you will share your joy of accomplishment.By William Hodges 2. Concentrate on your successes. Those things that go wrong are only failures if you do not learn lessons from them. Most successful men and women have suffered reversals in their personal lives and in their businesses. What they have in common is that they keep pressing forward. Salespersons are taught, depending on the industry, that they must get seven to ten no, thank yous before they get that elusive yes, please. Think of the no as being a stepping stone to the yes. 3. Get involved in things that help you to see your worth. Volunteer to help those less fortunate than yourself. It is amazing that, when we become involved in helping others, our problems seem to disappear. There is someone out there who needs you. 4. Join with individuals and groups of people who will be supportive and who will help you to reach your full potential. You have heard the old saying: Birds of a feather flock together. Take a look at the kind of birds with whom you are flying. Are they the ones who will help lift you up or will they drag you down? Optimists International is a lifting group as is Toastmasters International. Seek out a local chapter and give them a visit. You will be glad you did. 5. Seek out a job that allows you to develop your skills. It is important for our self esteem that we have a sense of growth; therefore, a job must not only challenge us today, but it must also allow us the opportunity to grow tomorrow. Feeling good about ourselves is the forerunner to our being able to feel good about anyone else. It is a prime ingredient to feeling good at all. Physical health is tied directly to our mental health, and our mental health for the most part is tied directly to the level of selfworth that we feel. Begin today. Speak well of yourself, believe in yourself, and be kind to yourself. Eliminate from your life all the people who are negative influences and, if it is a problem, eliminate any dependence on drugs or alcohol. Take charge of your life. If you do, you will develop a healthy level of self esteem that will brighten not only your life but also the lives of all around you. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: You Have the Power 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. CARDS www.TheSandpiperGrille.com At the Sandpiper Golf CourseOPEN TO THE PUBLIC CATERING 813-642-8200 A+ Hearing Center SUMMER HOURS: Tues. Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon. & Fri. by appointment PREMIUM DIGITAL PROCESSOR$899 Compare elsewhere for $1,800Any Hearing Loss, Any Size Aid just $899FITS ANY HEARING LOSS!! Multi-Channel 100% Computer Programmable New 100% Custom Digital 3-Dimensional Hearing Aid RIC $1,499Best of South Shore 2012 Dont let it hold you back! 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 See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netFamily fun fest at SCC Chamber June 8 is fundraiserA Family Fun Fest is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Greater Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. The event is a fundraiser for Scott Clark, who is a Chamber Ambassador and owner of Pure Design Studio in Apollo Beach. Scott, who recently was in a serious accident that shattered his left leg, is an active member of the South Shore community. As part of the Fun-draiser, everything at the event will cost a dollar: hamburgers, hotdogs, sides and beverages. There will be prizes, a silent auction and raffles, as well as music from DJ Gary. Among the activities for youngsters will be a bouncy house and face painting. There will also be a scavenger hunt and a bean bag toss tournament. For more information and/or to donate a raffle or auction item, contact Jennifer McCafferty at 813-846-1316. County offers ADA compliance workshopThe Hillsborough County and the Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities-Hillsborough County will hold a special event to update small businesses on the legal and techni cal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The workshop, ADA Compli ance For Small Businesses, will feature experts helping business leaders avoid costly mistakes by reviewing the latest ADA needs and requirements. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. Noon at the Childrens Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. Session topics include: Disabilities Act: A Small Business Primer Brad deBeaubien and Jan Pietruszka, Attorneys at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Look For: Practical Solutions to Technical Requirements Larry Schneider, AIA, Architect sources: Bringing New Customers to Your Door Jack Humburg, Southeast ADA Center Interested small business owners/ operators of the ADA Compliance For Small Businesses Workshop are asked to pre-register online (https://sbic.hillsboroughcounty. org). The workshop is free, and complimentary continental breakfast will also be offered. For more information, call the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center at 813914-4028, or log on http://www. HillsboroughCounty.org. CongratulationsEmily MacCoy MorganWe are so proud of you!Love, All the family & loved ones

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MAY 30, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Baby Time Monday, June 3 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, June 4 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Teen Night Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anim on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Motion Commotion Friday, June 7 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. iPad Storytime Saturday, June8 at 10:30 a.m. For children, ages 2-5 and their parent/caregiver(s) ~ Quality apps and ebooks are used for stories, rhymes, songs and interactive activities to enhance the story time and learning experience. This engaging 30-minute program highlights early literacy and digital literacy skills and promotes an enjoyment of learning through interactive and collaborative play. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. 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. Students of the Month for Apollo Beach ElementaryApollo Beach Elementary Schools Students of the Month for May 2013 are: Campbell Addis, Kheely Anderson, Skylar Anderson, Kyle Blake, Josephine Bonta, Sam Botwinski, Christina Brandenburg, Ari Cantrell, Ben Casey, Cory Connor, Dylan Daniels, Michael Espinal, Lydia Fasig, Peter Flores, Jake Foster, Nicholas Gilman, Alam Guerrero, Jackson Hodgskin, Jackson Hospodor, Carson Householder, Riley Labarge, Andrew Lang, Darrell Lee, Zachary Lopez, Joey Madigan, Kaydence Marenger, Nick Mercer, Abby Moose, Madison Morris, Aidan ONeill, Faith Palmer, Eriana Snyder, Kaitlyn Tyler, Caitlin Wade, Chloe Warner, Chase Wykes and Patrol: Collin Mojena. Aprils Terrific Kids at Ruskin Elementary SchoolThe character trait at Ruskin Elementary for the month of April was self control. The following students received the award and were present for the ceremony: Noe Villanueva, Jacoby Cutter, Darius Moore, Jenny Moran-Cruz, Mariel Wilcox, Emiliano Acevedo, Dontaine Sterling, Carson Penland, Antonio Gomez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Joshua Whitzel, Arianna MontoyaCampos, Brooke Lynn Mendiola, Yaritza Molina-Torres, Jayda Michelena, Alexandra Diaz, Eriana Cardoza, Jade Randels, Mariah Estrada, Daniel Meza, Haylie Sylvis, Dayanara Lopez, Ody Duran Guerrero, Eliseo Arias, Isabella Ramos, Diana Rojo-Catalan, Josue Martinez, Jesse Villanueva, Yadira Espindola, Alejandro Baltazar, Deon Smith, Jose Lopez, Daniel Hernandez, Denise Justus, Jose Rico, Andrea Ramirez, Anthony Westercamp, Isabella Linares, Makaio Chandler, Jaime Luna, McKayla Dye, Desire Justus, Lisa Tran, Terry Carswell, Nancy Lopez, Maria Rodriguez, Faith Carter, Ximena Alvarez, Janissa Uribes, Mariana Medina, Bailie Eaton, Jocelyn Diaz, Iris Olivares, and Veronica Bermudez. Kiwanis of SCC members who were present: Donna and Tom Braden, Charlene Wirick, and Rebecca Salgado, Ruskin Elementary Assistant Principal. Students who received the award, but were not present for photo were: Norma Valdez, Billy Elmore III, Abigail Lopez, and Ave yana Lucas. Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids for AprilThe following students showed their peers at Gibsonton Elementary what it means to have Confidence: Phillips Madison, Tera Tedder, Dontrevion Weaver, Eisa Lhamri, Lawson Kyra, Lyric Oglesby, Emilee Williamson, Lola Hernandez, Jayden Walter, David Dell-Fults, Sarah-Jane Sullivan, Jennifer Lopez, Kyle Church, Joliesse Resendiz, Angel Hernandez, Alexis Rodriguez, Lynnix Oglesby, Jacquelyn Nesbit, Barbara Skeels, Bradley Gudde, Jordan Gannon, Damaury Mikula, Alegra Scarbrough, Alexandria Winslow, Aracely Acevedo, Crystal Vazquez, Milly Felicianos, Stephen Noyes, Tikai Bunton, Emerson Maine, and Adam Guerrero.On Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ruskins Camp Bayou will host a number of free nature activities on the Big Lawn plus trail walks through 160 acres. Guided canoe tour: $25 rental per canoe or $5 donation if you have your own canoe or kayak. Canoe rental availability is limited. First come, first serve starting at 9 a.m. Canoe trip departs from the canoe dock at 9:30 a.m. Estimated paddle time is 90 minutes. Introducing the new and improved photo contest for 2013. This year, winners will receive a prize as well as an award ribbon. Name the Turtle contest. What would you name a captive musk turtle like the one in the main aquatic tank in the nature center? Post your name suggestions on the Camp Bayou Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/CampBayou, on the Camp Bayou blog at campbayou.blogspot.com or tweet @ campbayou on Twitter. Lunch option available including drink, grilled cheese sandwich and chips for just $5 starting at 11:30 a.m. Thanks to Plant City Lions Club for helping make lunch possible. These events are part of SunEarth Day, Be Out There!, Get Outdoors Florida, Lets GOChildren and Nature, No Child Left Inside, and Lets Move Outside-inspired initiatives. This event will also give visitors a number of options to help support the programs and continuing operation of Camp Bayou: Keep food and supplies available for Xerxes, the albino corn snake that is on view in the nature center. Just $20 will provide mice and bedding for a month! Help support Camp Bayou with a minimum ten dollar donation and receive a native plant and 2013 magnet to remind you of a great place to enjoy nature. Donations can also be made online at www.campbayou.org Like to be more involved? Volunteers are always needed for school programs, special events and maintenance. Stop in at the Camp Bayou information table to learn more. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the Center offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to -2 p.m. for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still free. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a publicprivate partnership between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at www. campbayou.org or call 813-6418545.Visit Camp Bayou during National Trails Day

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6 MAY 30, 2013 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.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Carol MacAlister ... Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin ......... 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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 FLORIDA REALTY View thousands of Florida listings at www.PrudentialFloridaRealty.com OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (813) 642-1500 KINGS POINT KINGS POINT SUN CITY CENTER OTHER AREASWe now have a RENTAL DEPT. 1348 Bluewater Drive ......$105,600 1715 Del Webb W Blvd ... $110,0002036 Berry Roberts Drive ... $139,9001929 Wolf Laurel .............$151,9001607 Brookton Green Dr .... $164,0001604 Bentwood Drive ......$164,500 1409 Jacobson Circle .......$165,000 1508 North Lake Drive ....$199,500 1602 Vincennes W Drive .$229,000 205 Kings Blvd #62 .......... $23,000 102 Cambridge Tr. #226 ... $23,900 205 Kings Blvd. #53 ......... $27,000 206 Andover Place #92 ..... $29,500 2213 Grenadier ................. $34,500 1820 A Foxhunt ................. $39,900 2211 Grenadier Drive ........ $40,000 411 Lake Point .................. $49,500 109 Glendower Circle ....... $57,000 322 Knottwood Court ....... $58,900 1216 Haddington Circle .... $71,000 1207 Lenham Court .......... $71,500 1318 Idlewood Drive ........ $79,600 1309 Leland Drive ............ $89,630 728 Masterpiece Drive ...... $95,000 1318 Leland Drive ............ $97,500 ...... $119,500 2066 Inverness Greens .... $120,000 1150 Jameson Greens ...... $134,900 1150 Corinth Greens ....... $169,900 1945 Acadia Greens ........ $195,900 .. $209,000 Apollo Beach 904 Birdie Way ............... $249,000 Valencia Lakes 5008 Clif Bay Way .......... $266,900 16103 Cape Coral ............ $309,900 Sundance 1134 Oxbow Road ........... $159,000 Contact one of our AGENTS today: Bill Horobec Bob Kenny Charlie Cooper Chris Spooner Cindy Arnold Dolores Bitner Donna Stoner Gail Horton Helen Baron Hugh Allen Karen Lifshin Katie Bush Lois Singer Mary King Norman Kranz Pat Toler Pat Wyss Rachel Colvin Shelley Copeland Trudy Province Walt Towner Dear Savvy Senior, What types of new home technologies can you recommend to help me keep tabs on my elderly mother? She lives alone, about an hours drive from me, and I worry about her safety. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, Helping an aging parent remain independent and living in their own home has become a little easier in recent years, thanks to a host of new and improved assistive technology products. Here are some top-rated options you should know about. Medical Alerts If youre worrying about your mom falling and needing help, one of the most frequently used products over the years for seniors living alone is a medical alert device also known as a personal emergency response system, or PERS. These devices provide a wearable SOS button typically in the form of a necklace pendent or bracelet and a base station that connects to the home phone line. At the press of a button, your mom could call and talk to a trained operator through the systems base station receiver which works like a powerful speaker phone. The operator will find out whats wrong, and will notify family members, a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed. If youre interested in this, there are dozens of services to choose from including the Philips Lifeline (lifelinesys.com, 800-380-3111), which is the most widely used medical alert service in the U.S. and costs around $35 per month. Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert option (for $48 per month) that has fall-detection sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without your mom ever having to press a button. This is helpful because many seniors after a fall become confused or disoriented and forget to press the button. If youre interested in a more budget-friendly option, consider an unmonitored medical alert like the new VTech CareLine Home Safety Telephone System for $120 (vtechphones.com), which doesnt require professional monitoring services, therefore has no monthly monitor ing fees. Or, to deal with falls or health emergencies that happen outside the home, there are mobile-alert GPS products now available that work anywhere. To find these, see GreatCall.com, MobileHelpNow.com and PhilipsLifelineGoSafe.com. Monitoring Systems Another more sophisticated technology for keeping tabs on your mom is with a home monitoring system. These systems will let you know whether she is waking up and going to bed on time, eating properly, showering and taking her medicine. They work through small wireless sensors (not cameras) placed in key locations throughout the home. The sensors will track her movements, learning her daily activity patterns and routines, and will notify you or other family members via text message, email or phone if something out of the ordinary is happening. For instance, if she went to the bathroom and didnt leave it could indicate a fall or other emergency. You can also check up on her patterns anytime you want through the systems password-protected website. And for additional protection, most services offer SOS call buttons as well that can be placed around the house, or worn. Some good companies that offer these services are BeClose (beclose. com, 866-574-1784), which runs $399 or $499 for the sensors, plus a $69 monthly service fee if paid a year in advance. And GrandCare Systems (grandcare.com, 262-338-6147), which adds a fantastic social component through a senior-friendly computer to go along with the activity monitoring. GrandCare leases for $150 to $300 per month. Medication Management If you want to make sure your mom is keeping up with her medications, there are medication management devices you can now rent, that will dispense her medicine on schedule, provide constant reminders, and even notify you if her medicine is not taken. Two products that offer this are MedMinder (medminder.com, 888-633-6463), which rents for $40 per month, and the Philips Medication Dispensing Service (managemypills.com, 888-632-3261) that costs $75/month. 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.Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay at Home THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller District recognizes Water Reuse Week The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) recently observed Water Reuse Week to highlight the importance of water reuse to the sustainability of Flor idas water supply and overall ecosystem. Water reuse is essential to ensuring safe, clean and sustainable water resources. As part of the Districts efforts to highlight water reuse awareness throughout the 16-county coverage area, here are five facts about how the District is working with others to protect Floridas water supply: The District has partnered with Tampa Bay Water to create 110 million gallons per day of new alternative water supplies in the Tampa Bay area. The District has the lowest per capita usage in the state, with consumers using 98 gallons per person per day in the Tampa Bay area. In Florida, the statewide average is 133 gallons per person per day. Ten percent of all water we use is reclaimed water, which offsets 160 million gallons per day of groundwater throughout the District. District-wide, we have funded enough reclaimed water projects for pipes reaching from Tampa to Washington D.C. (913 miles.) Since 1992, the District has funded indoor and outdoor water conservation projects ranging from toilet rebate/replacements to landscape and irrigation evaluations, conserving over 14.5 million gallons per day of potable water. Thats up to $217 million that didnt need to be spent on creating new alternative water supply. Florida began celebrating Water Reuse Week in 2007, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Reuse Program as a national leader in water efficiency.

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They provided us with food, ammunition and courage. More than 800 people turned out to honor the armed forces May 27 at a Memorial Day commemoration at Sun City Center. Too many people today, especially younger people, dont understand the real meaning of Memorial Day, Jennifer Carroll told the audience at the Borini Theater. While many treat the national holiday as an excuse to go to the beach or shop, its a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, Floridas former lieutenant governor said. We are here to remember those who gave the last full measure of their devotion, as Abraham Lincoln said, so millions could bask in the light of freedom. Carroll, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, said those who have served in the armed forces and their families know better than anyone that freedom is not free. While American troops have taken the battle overseas again since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the U.S. is not there to interfere, Carroll said. We are not the worlds police, we are liberators. Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Larry Chambers served as grand marshal for the Recognition of Our Community Military Veterans and A Tribute to Our Departed Comrades. Students from East Bay High Schools JROTC Color Guard presented the colors at the event, which also featured the Trinity Baptist Church Choir. A roll call of departed comrades, where every name of a local veteran who died in the last year was read out, was accompanied by a living flag tribute. Our very survival as a country depends on what veterans have done, said retired U.S. Navy Commander Edward Socha. Aboard the USS Maryland on the date which will live in infamy, Socha recalled Japanese torpedoes slamming into the USS Oklahoma moored beside his own ship in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. It was a horrendous day that I will never forget, said Socha. The event was sponsored by Sun City Center veterans groups. KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSEvery seat in the house was taken for the Memorial Day commemoration at Sun City Centers Borini Theatre May 27, with more than 800 people turning out for the event. Harold Heil, a former U.S. Army combat engineer, was among more than 800 who turned out May 27 at a Memorial Day commemoration at Sun City Center. Larry Chambers, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and grand marshal for the Memorial Day ceremony, is joined by Ken Browning, right, and Robert Leonard of the Boy Scouts as he lays a wreath outside the Borini Theatre at the conclusion of the event.

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8 U OBSERVER NEWS MAY 30, 2013 Apollo Beach woman joins Tastefully Simple Stephanie Thanos of Apollo Beach has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easyto-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Thanos offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simple’s products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients. For more information about Tastefully Simple products, tastetesting parties or starting your own Tastefully Simple business, contact Stephanie Thanos at sthanos2000@verizon.net. E.G. Simmons Park’s Fishing Camp will give children the knowledge, skills and practice they need to reel in any fish and enjoy a rewarding lifelong pursuit. This camp is designed for children ages 8-15 with little or no fishing experience. The only requirement is an interest in fishing, and love of outdoor experiences. Online registration is now open, and cost is only $120 per two-week session. E.G. Simmons Park is located at 2401 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin. Summer Camps will be held Monday, June 17 to Friday, Aug. 9 on Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. At E.G. Simmons Park, campers will put their skills to work through daily practice, competition, and fishing. Hands-on activities include casting, filleting fish, fly fishing (casting, tying a fly and fishing), how to take care of fishing-tackle and gear, knot tying, making monofilament recycling containers and throwing a cast net. Museum of Photographic Arts offers Photocamp for kids X Photos in the 3rd Dimension Ages 11-15: Monday Friday, June 17 21, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Ages 7-10: Monday Friday, June 24 28, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. If this class was a milkshake, it would be a tart, lumpy mixture of Dorothea Lange photography, a Joan Miro painting, the sarcasm of Salvador Dali, with a pinch of abstract figurative sculpture and a dash of paper mache. It would taste horrible, but you’d never forget it. Come prepared to get messy, take tons of photos, and learn about those little symbols on your LCD screen. Be prepared, though — the project you complete will absolutely not fit in a photo album. Students should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, bring cameras and a non-perishable lunch, beverage and snack. X Post-Apocalyptic Photography Ages 7-10: Monday Friday, July 22 26, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Ages 11-15: Monday Friday, July 15 19, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Imagine the electrical grid is down. The streets are empty. Forget about zombies, because you’ve got bigger things to worry about: your digital camera is useless. USB cable...batteries...SD card...no way. What are you going to do? Well, you’re going to build your own camera, of course. Come join us for the trials, tribulations, and thrills of creating a camera that takes “old school” photos. After all, someone has to document Armageddon. Students should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, bring cameras and a non-perishable lunch, beverage and snack. The cost for members of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is $140; not-yet bembers, $160. The instructor is Antonio Hernandez, in his fifth year as a Photocamp instructor. Tony has a BFA from the University of Florida with a minor in Art History and has been a Hillsborough County elementary school art teacher for the past 13 years. In addition, he is actively working on several freelance projects in video production and other fine art pursuits. Tony is a parent of two elementary school children. The museum is located in The Cube at Rivergate Plaza, 400 N. Ashley Dr. in Tampa. For additional information, call 813-221-2222 or visit www.FMoPA.org. County Extension Service offers 4-H summer day camps Hillsborough County Extension Service invites kids between the ages 8-13 to 2013 4-H Summer Day Camps, which offer an exceptional opportunity to learn while having fun: X June 13-14 -Super Scientist Camp Campers will experience first-hand the wonders of science through fun, hands-on (and sometimes messy) experiments. Campers will explore basic biology, chemistry and physics. X June 17-18 Creepy Crawly Camp Campers will experience nature through insects. Campers will learn about insect characteristics, identification, mimicry and more. Campers will demonstrate what they learn on an insect safari. X June 20-21Lost In Space Camp Through fun, hands-on activities, campers will explore the excitement and wonder of space and their solar system. After a “space exploration” gone awry, campers will use GPS and work as a team to find their way home. X July 1-2 Health Rocks & More Camp Campers will “move and groove” to their favorite music and learn to make healthy snacks. This camp will cover many health topics using hands-on activities campers will enjoy. X July 8-10 Junk Drawer Robotics Camp Campers will explore the design and function of robotic arms, hands and grippers and build a robotic arm that really moves. Campers will also design and build machines that roll, slide, draw or move underwater and explore robot mobility, movement, power transfer and locomotion. (3-day camp) X July 18-19 Film Making Camp Campers will experience filmmaking a videography, and will produce, direct and star in their own mini movies. Register at hillsboroughcounty4hsummercamps.eventbrite.com These camps are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will take place at the Hillsborough County Extension Service Office, 5339 County Road in Seffner. Each camp is $25 per person and includes two snacks per day. Campers must bring their own lunch. Camps must reach a minimum of 10 campers with a maximum of 20. For more information, call Brent Broaddus at 813-744-5519 or broaddus@hillsboroughcounty.org. SouthShore Chamber to close Ruskin office On June 17 the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce will close its Ruskin office, consolidating operations into the newer and much larger office in Apollo Beach. While Chamber officials are sad to close an office that has been in the community for decades, it was no longer feasible to continue having two offices, especially when they were in such close proximity to one another. Since the merger took place nearly two years ago now, the SouthShore Chamber membership has grown considerably, and the office in Apollo Beach suits its needs much better. As the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, the board and staff have done a great job representing both the Ruskin and Apollo Beach communities. That will not change. The June after-hours will be held at the Ruskin office on Wednesday, June 5. The Board and the Chamber’s Ambassadors will host the event. It will be an opportunity to remember the great times and successes that came from that office and to look forward to the future. Those who like Bluegrass music will want to be at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on Saturday, June 15 when Southern Express Bluegrass Band takes to the stage for the P.A.C. Lite Summer Variety Series. There will be two performances, one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 7 p.m., and the public is invited. Southern Express is composed of five of the best pickers: Larry Jackson Jr on guitar, Rick Hinson on bass, Ron Rimmer on banjo, Bryce Hall on mandolin, and multi-year Florida State Fiddler Steve Durrwachter. Audiences will delight in favorite Bluegrass Bluegrass, anyone? tunes from “Dueling Banjos” to “Rocky Top.” The band will perform a few gospel tunes as well. Tickets for Southern Express Bluegrass Band are $10, available at the SCC Atrium kiosk, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. ~ noon. To order tickets with a credit card, call 813-220-7913. 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. Reel in a big one at E.G. Simmons Park’s Summer Fishing Camp Fishing discussions will include angling ethics, conservation, fishing reports, handling a fish properly and dehooking, limits and seasons, local species, rules and guidelines and use of circle hooks. Additional camp activities include canoeing and kayaking, camping skills, hiking and swimming. All sessions will include field trips and, for an additional fee of $25, campers can participate in a 5-Hour Deep Sea Fishing Trip with Hubbard’s Marina. Fishing stats will be kept, and awards and prizes will be given out at the endof-camp party and fish fry. Camp sessions will be taught by local professional fishing captains and organizations including Coastal Conservation Association, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the Suncoast Fly Fishing Club. Camp partners include the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, Fish Florida and the Guy Harvey Foundation. A Puppet of Your Own You don’t have to be a great artist to make a great puppet. All you need is a sock, a few art supplies and some imagination. Any sock you can slide your hand into and move it around will work for a puppet. If you plan to draw a face on your sock puppet, you might want to get a white sock. Slide the sock onto your hand, close your hand and mark where you think the eyes, nose and mouth should go. Then sketch or glue them on if using felt. Once your puppet has a face, you can give it a name and start practicing with it. You’ll want to try different voices and hand positions to bring your puppet to life. Jokes and Riddles Jokes and Riddles Q : A: Because his arrows were all in a quiver! Why couldn’t the Robin Hood puppet hit the target? What did the Goldilocks puppet use to mop up the spilled milk? Q : A: A spongecake! The Consumer Confidence Report for Park Village Homeowners Association of Ruskin, Inc. can be reviewed at 2035 Park Village Dr., Ruskin, FL.

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He has been busy befriending the gals in his cat condo and watching the birds from the lanai. He would really like to find his forever home though. Wont you come and give Oreo a second chance at happiness? Oreo is neutered and fully vaccinated and micro chipped. DOB: June 2, 2011. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Excel: Introduction & Formatting Tuesday, June 4 at 1 p.m. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other tech niques. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Adult/Teen Painting Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Come for an expressive evening of painting with art instructor Anne Walker. All levels welcome and materials will be provided. ASR2013 Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by call ing 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 5 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! Excel: Basic Calculations Thursday, June 6 at 1 p.m. Learn about the functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Limit: 20. No fuss Foods Friday, June 7 at 11 a.m. Cooking delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods as she demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Excel: Charts, Graphs and Printing Friday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Learn how Excel prints data and seup page formats. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Limit: 20. How to Get Started in Astronomy Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. Many people who decide to take up astronomy as a hobby are quickly overwhelmed by the myriad of choices in equipment. Join Craig MacDougal as he takes a step-by-step approach to boil down the process to a few key principles. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Business slow? 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I know people who were successful in law enforcement and health care who are now living on the streets. They are just like anyone else but they have fallen on hard times. They want to be successful but they have numerous obstacles in their way. More than 2,200 men, women and children will sleep in the woods, cars or abandoned buildings tonight, according to a Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition. Around 170 of those are veterans, according to the federally mandated homeless count which was conducted last month. The real number is higher, experts say. The count is always an estimate and always an undercount, said Lesa Weikel, community relations manager for the Homeless Coalition. The Coalition is required to do the count over 24 hours so getting to every homeless person in Hillsborough County, an area of 1,100 square miles, is not easy especially when many of those people are living in the woods or abandoned buildings and many of whom, for whatever reason, dont want to be found. The May 17 report also found 12,843 people precariously housed, a 23 percent increase over the 2011number. While not literally homeless, these individuals and households are at high risk of becoming homeless. The count data shows we, as a community, are moving in the right direction, but it is impossible to tell how much of the decrease represents real progress and how much is due to undercounting, said Maria Barcus, CEO of Hillsboroughs Homeless Coalition. The 2014 homeless count will provide a better understanding and assessment. The 2014 count will take place during the last 10 days of February with a shorter questionnaire. Unlike previous homeless counts, the 2014 survey will also include those who are clearly homeless but refuse to participate in the survey. Despite their wariness over the latest count, advocates do credit a number of federally funded programs with helping the homeless. The new programs, launched in 2011, helped more than 1,900 people who were either homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, according to the Homeless Coalition. Two of the new programs, the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration project and Supportive Services for Veteran Families, helped 347 veterans in the last two years, according to the Coalition I fell through the cracks and nobody saw it, said Ray (we are not using his last name), a 20year veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Facing the collapse of his second marriage and unemployment on his return from his first tour of duty, Ray signed up for a second tour in Iraq. I volunteered for my second deployment for one reason: to die, Ray said. Thomas Brown found Ray living in a Tampa homeless shelter and brought him into the Veterans Assistance Center at Tampa Crossroads. I was pretty close to bottom but he (Brown) actually listened. He was interested. I was one of the lucky ones, said Ray who is now working and living in his own home. I would be buried in some grave somewhere if it wasnt for [Tampa Crossroads]. For those who want help, Brown sets up interviews with case workers who assist the vet with benefits, housing and finding a job. Finding children living in a homeless camp is especially difficult, Brown said. I try to help them more than anyone else. It doesnt sit well with me. There are 62,619 long-term homeless veterans in the U.S., according to the U.S. Inter Agency Council on Homelessness. Some 12,240 Florida veterans live on the streets, according to a 2011 Florida Dept. of Children & Families report. Only California has more homeless veterans. The average person in Hillsborough County has no idea of the extent of veteran homelessness in our community, said Justin Baker, a case Missing In America Homeless Veterans Help for veterans and their families This program, funded by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) aims to improve very low-income Veteran families housing stability. SSVF was awarded to the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County in partnership with Tampa Crossroads and Bay Area Legal Service. For more information and to be screened for the SSVF program, contact Tampa Crossroads Veterans Assistance Center, 4203 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33603, (813) 238-8557 x300. The Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Project (VHPD) is a new ini tiative by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide assistance to veterans at-risk of becoming homeless or newly homeless. Funding for the assistance program is provided by HUD. For more information and to see if you are eligible contact one of the following: VHPD Coordinator, (813) 979-3563; Vet Center Homeless Outreach Specialist, (813) 2282621 or the VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877424-3838) available 24/7.

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MAY 30, 2013 11 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! THE KEGGJust the Way you like them manager at Tampa Crossroads, which also runs Athena House, the only residential housing complex for homeless female veterans in Florida. We deal with veterans who have been self-sufficient all their lives and then a crisis happened where they need assistance and they just happen to fall on hard times. Those hard times can come as the result of a divorce, loss of a job, a death in the family or any number of reasons, Baker said. There are no two cases that are alike as to why someone ends up homeless. Janet Spivey and her husband Curtis are among those trying to help. Members of the Patriot Guard (motorcycle) Riders who provide escorts for military funerals, the Spiveys met a disabled veteran earlier this year who told the couple about the plight of Floridas homeless veterans. Working with the Sumter County Veterans Service Office, which referred her to need-based organizations in Hillsborough, the Spiveys Bushnell church began collecting clothes and money for sleeping bags and tents. I wouldnt take just anyone out to the homeless camps but Janet and Curtis are solid people who really want to help, said Brown who took the couple to a homeless camp in Brandon. In Spiveys experience, the homeless take only what they need and are very grateful. She remembered a former soldier nicknamed Caveman, who had requested a sleeping bag. She brought him that and a jacket. I said, Look at this nice jacket. Its just your size. And the tears just rolled down his face. Brown said the private donations give the veterans a boost, showing them someone cares. It makes a huge difference in their morale if nothing else. The Spiveys also take Bibles. I dont push them on the people, but theyre out there, and if they can read it, it gives them a little bit of hope. Tackling homelessness among veterans is not an issue that can be solved by Tampa Crossroads or the Homeless Coalition, said Tampa Crossroads CEO Sara Romeo, a Brandon native. This is a problem that has to be solved by our entire community. We need landlords to step up. We are not asking for free apartments, there is funding available, said Romeo, who works closely with the VA and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide services to veterans. We need employers to step up (and employ formerly homeless veterans). We need companies like TECO to step up and work with us because sometimes its not possible for a family to pay a $400 deposit to have their electric turned on right away. There are a lot of pieces in this puzzle. We cant just put a person in a house and say good luck. We need to be able to make sure they can afford the rent and are working. These are people who just want a hand up, not a hand out. Missing In America... How you can helpThere are many ways the community can help house chronically homeless men and women, according to the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition. Developers and owners of large housing properties could donate an apartment or two to provide housing to someone. Faith and service groups could choose to do a fundraiser to cover housing expenses for a person for a year, or put together move-in kits with cleaning supplies, towels and linens, pots and pans. For more information call the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition at (813) 223-6115 or email info@ homelessofhc.org. Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans who are homeless, is currently look ing for bicycles. We have a number of clients who live a mile or more from their place of work who need bikes to get back and forth, said Sara Romeo, Tampa Crossroads CEO. The group helped more than 1,000 veterans and their families last year. The group also accepts anything that will help ease the move of veterans transitioning to housing, like pots and pans, shower supplies and towels and linens. Employers looking to hire veterans and landlords with available apartments We are not looking for free apartments, rents are paid, Romeo said are also invited to contact Tampa Crossroads through the groups website or by call ing (813) 238-8557 Ext. 300.Homeless vets by the numbers13% of the homeless adult population are veterans 20% of the male homeless population are veterans 68% reside in principal cities 32% reside in suburban/rural areas 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities 50% have serious mental illness 70% have substance abuse problems 51% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans 50% are age 51 or older, compared to 19% non-veteransSource: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans TAMPA CROSSROADS PHOTOThomas Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, walks through the woods looking for a homeless camp. USF helps the VA implement model to tackle homelessnessBy KEVIN BRADYRapid housing, with a strong support structure, is the key to solving long-term homelessness among veterans, says a Tampa professor who has been working on the issue for more than a decade. The days of the revolving door of shelter care should be over, said Mark Engelhardt. There will always be a need for shelter care but the real solution to homelessness is permanent housing. Engelhardt and other faculty members at the University of South Floridas Dept. of Mental Health, Law & Policy, helped the Department of Veterans Affairs implement a model Housing First for tackling homelessness among veterans. The model, which includes rapid rehousing with an intensive support structure, is being tested at 14 sites across the county, including one at Bay Pines in St. Petersburg. Its success is leading to a sea change in attitudes about how to end homelessness with the Veterans Administration and advocacy groups now endorsing the proven approach, which has years of research behind it. If you ask a layman they understand housing is the solution to homelessness but in the case of many people who are homeless, especially long-term homeless veterans, they need support services as well as housing. As part of the National Center among Homeless Veterans, USF was part of a team that assisted the Department of Veterans Affairs implement the Housing First model. It is based on the Pathways to Housing; an idea originated in New York City over two decades ago and developed by a team lead by Dr. Sam Tsemberis. The Housing First model is relatively simple: provide housing first, and then combine that housing with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. Housing is provided in apartments scattered throughout a community, fostering a sense of home and self-determination and speeding the reintegration into the Mark Engelhardt

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MAY 30, 2013 11 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! THE KEGGJust the Way you like them manager at Tampa Crossroads, which also runs Athena House, the only residential housing complex for homeless female veterans in Florida. We deal with veterans who have been self-sufficient all their lives and then a crisis happened where they need assistance and they just happen to fall on hard times. Those hard times can come as the result of a divorce, loss of a job, a death in the family or any number of reasons, Baker said. There are no two cases that are alike as to why someone ends up homeless. Janet Spivey and her husband Curtis are among those trying to help. Members of the Patriot Guard (motorcycle) Riders who provide escorts for military funerals, the Spiveys met a disabled veteran earlier this year who told the couple about the plight of Floridas homeless veterans. Working with the Sumter County Veterans Service Office, which referred her to need-based organizations in Hillsborough, the Spiveys Bushnell church began collecting clothes and money for sleeping bags and tents. I wouldnt take just anyone out to the homeless camps but Janet and Curtis are solid people who really want to help, said Brown who took the couple to a homeless camp in Brandon. In Spiveys experience, the homeless take only what they need and are very grateful. She remembered a former soldier nicknamed Caveman, who had requested a sleeping bag. She brought him that and a jacket. I said, Look at this nice jacket. Its just your size. And the tears just rolled down his face. Brown said the private donations give the veterans a boost, showing them someone cares. It makes a huge difference in their morale if nothing else. The Spiveys also take Bibles. I dont push them on the people, but theyre out there, and if they can read it, it gives them a little bit of hope. Tackling homelessness among veterans is not an issue that can be solved by Tampa Crossroads or the Homeless Coalition, said Tampa Crossroads CEO Sara Romeo, a Brandon native. This is a problem that has to be solved by our entire community. We need landlords to step up. We are not asking for free apartments, there is funding available, said Romeo, who works closely with the VA and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide services to veterans. We need employers to step up (and employ formerly homeless veterans). We need companies like TECO to step up and work with us because sometimes its not possible for a family to pay a $400 deposit to have their electric turned on right away. There are a lot of pieces in this puzzle. We cant just put a person in a house and say good luck. We need to be able to make sure they can afford the rent and are working. These are people who just want a hand up, not a hand out. Missing In America... How you can helpThere are many ways the community can help house chronically homeless men and women, according to the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition. Developers and owners of large housing properties could donate an apartment or two to provide housing to someone. Faith and service groups could choose to do a fundraiser to cover housing expenses for a person for a year, or put together move-in kits with cleaning supplies, towels and linens, pots and pans. For more information call the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition at (813) 223-6115 or email info@ homelessofhc.org. Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans who are homeless, is currently looking for bicycles. We have a number of clients who live a mile or more from their place of work who need bikes to get back and forth, said Sara Romeo, Tampa Crossroads CEO. The group helped more than 1,000 veterans and their families last year. The group also accepts anything that will help ease the move of veterans transitioning to housing, like pots and pans, shower supplies and towels and linens. Employers looking to hire veterans and landlords with available apartments We are not looking for free apartments, rents are paid, Romeo said are also invited to contact Tampa Crossroads through the groups website or by calling (813) 238-8557 Ext. 300.Homeless vets by the numbers13% of the homeless adult population are veterans 20% of the male homeless population are veterans 68% reside in principal cities 32% reside in suburban/rural areas 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities 50% have serious mental illness 70% have substance abuse problems 51% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans 50% are age 51 or older, compared to 19% non-veteransSource: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans TAMPA cCROssSSROADsS PhHOTOThomas Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, walks through the woods looking for a homeless camp. USF helps the VA implement model to tackle homelessnessBy %  KEVIN BRADYRapid housing, with a strong support structure, is the key to solving long-term homelessness among veterans, says a Tampa professor who has been working on the issue for more than a decade. The days of the revolving door of shelter care should be over, said Mark Engelhardt. There will always be a need for shelter care but the real solution to homelessness is permanent housing. Engelhardt and other faculty members at the University of South Floridas Dept. of Mental Health, Law & Policy, helped the Department of Veterans Affairs implement a model Housing First for tackling homelessness among veterans. The model, which includes rapid rehousing with an intensive support structure, is being tested at 14 sites across the county, including one at Bay Pines in St. Petersburg. Its success is leading to a sea change in attitudes about how to end homelessness with the Veterans Administration and advocacy groups now endorsing the proven approach, which has years of research behind it. If you ask a layman they understand housing is the solution to homelessness but in the case of many people who are homeless, especially long-term homeless veterans, they need support services as well as housing. As part of the National Center among Homeless Veterans, USF was part of a team that assisted the Department of Veterans Affairs implement the Housing First model. It is based on the Pathways to Housing; an idea originated in New York City over two decades ago and developed by a team lead by Dr. Sam Tsemberis. The Housing First model is relatively simple: provide housing first, and then combine that housing with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. Housing is provided in apartments scattered throughout a community, fostering a sense of home and self-determination and speeding the reintegration into the u Mark Engelhardt

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So in 1963, Dr. Lennard began his career as a teacher at Ruskin Elementary School and then went on to teach at East Bay High School. In 1979, he became a supervisor. He was never a principal, which is usually the next step in educations administrative path. I was an assistant supervisor, and then worked as Deputy Supervisor, he said. So when I was offered the position, I felt it was the thing to do. Lennard did this job until July 1, 1996 when he thought he was retiring. His retirement didnt go as planned either. In 2009 he was elected to the position of Supervisor of Elections; a position he held until 2013. Life can certainly take many turns, Lennard said. Im very grateful for everything Ive gotten a chance to do. The best part of life isnt having a certain job. Its reaching for and attaining goals. Lennard said he never forgot the words of John F. Kennedys speech. They influenced him throughout his entire life. Right about the time I heard the speech, I was in a class called American Ideas. One of the professors in that class influenced me too. We talked a lot about what was needed in the country. Dedicated teachers were, and are always, needed, he explained. When talking about the milestones in his life, Lennard said by the time hed reached his 10th high school reunion, he was completely comfortable with his job as a teacher. At that time he expected to remain a teacher for 30 or so years and then retire. But by my 25th, I was a supervisor, and although at first I didnt think Id be, I was comfortable in administration too. As the years went by, I could see that what each of us did had a ripple effect on everyone who worked with us, as well as on the students. Will the plans made by todays graduating seniors remain in tact or will they be even bigger and better than their original plans as Dr. Lennards were? Students at the South County Career Center have already started studies in their chosen line of work along with attaining their high school diplomas. Depending upon their chosen profession, some will have paperwork that certifies them to go straight to work. Culinary student James Maldanado plans to have his own restaurant before the next 10 years is up. Then, in 25 years, I see myself having a club thatll blow peoples minds, he said. In 50, I can pass it down to someone in my family. Elizabeth Yemen wants to work in a biochemical laboratory but also wants to help the community as a volunteer paramedic. In 25 years I hope to be helping to fund scholarships for students who cant afford college, she added. Looking ahead 50 years Yemen pictures herself helping her children and grandchildren succeed as well. Brenden Stearns is heading for police academy. Twenty-five years from now I hope to be a prestigious captain and have a loving family, he said. Stearns and every other student interviewed for this storywith the exception of Privetteimagines himself (or herself) retired on or before their 50th high school reunion. Only time will tell what life has in store for the Class of 2013. Accompanying this story are the statistics of the graduating classes of five South County high schools as well as the career center. Numbers graduating and valedictorians and salutatorians are included. But one South County salutatorian has a slightly different story so we will mention her here. Samantha Schneider-Behen of Apollo Beach is the 2013 salutatorian at Blake High School in Tampa. She chose to travel to Tampa instead of attending her local school because of its focus on the arts. My gradepointaverage is 6.3. I have worked very hard, Schneider-Behen said. I went to Howard W. Blake High School because it is a magnet school that focuses in the arts. My first love is musical theater so it was a natural fit. I will be attending Oklahoma City University in the fall of 2013. I will be in a bachelor of music degree program with a focus in Musical Theater. So will we one day see Schneider-Behen on the Broadway stage or perhaps in a movie on prime time television? Or will her life be even bigger and better than any dream could predict? The world is waiting for the next Lucille Ball or John Wayne. Or perhaps a South County graduate from the Class of 2013 will break groundmaybe even be the first woman president. When Madame Curie graduated no one predicted she would be the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize. Graduating classesu u Samantha SchneiderBehen

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South County’s Dr. Earl Lennard is certainly proof of that. So when the caps are thrown in Graduates \012œˆ'i`vœ“>}i£" X Some decisions are best made with the heart \001œœŽL>VŽ>vi“x…V>i'ˆœ \011*\015 \023\035\015/\012\025\015, Q iJœLiiii Seventeen and starry-eyed, after my high school graduation ceremony at the Convention Center on the boardwalk June 13, 1963 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, I planned to share an apartment with my friend Pam in New York City. We’d worked together after school and on weekends for almost two years at New Jersey Bell Telephone Company to pay for the privilege of driving our cars just about wherever we wanted including the area Bruce Springsteen — another graduate of Asbury Park High School — always referred to at his performances as “The Circuit.” It was about a half mile square that included a stretch of blacktop parallel to the boardwalk where all the rides, clubs and teens converged on Friday and Saturday nights. It was a great place to grow up. At 14, I had my first job as a camp counselor for five-and-six year olds. I loved it because the job gave me the privilege of using the facilities of the most exclusive club on the beach. In the early ’60s, child work laws went like this: if you could hold a hammer somebody handed you one and expected you to swing it. And not at a person — on a construction job. I could swim no matter how big the waves were and had managed youngsters in a Sunday school class and those two qualifications allowed me to be a camp counselor in charge of about 20 kids. Yes, things were different then. But like the Class of 2013, we in the Class of ’63 had plans. Some plans changed. Others stayed the same. But life happens and we have to roll with it no matter what. Nobody could have told me the night I took my graduation walk that in three years the only man I’d ever known as my dad would be dead; I’d have buried my first child; or that I’d get to live in (and travel through) Europe as a military dependent and visit more than three-quarters of the United States as well. Good things and bad. None planned, yet all a part of life. Graduation night was all about “the plans” we’d made and how we were about to begin them. The best advice I could give today’s graduates is to never give up on a dream and settle for something less. So what if you have to take it in stages, or do something else for awhile, or even if you get knocked down and think you can’t get back up. As time goes on, even if the plan goes completely awry, the twists and turns in life can be a good learning experience and take you down roads you’d have never gotten to travel if you’d stayed right on track. I recently interviewed former superintendent of schools Earl J. Lennard. He’d planned to be a lawyer. Instead he ended up influencing thousands of students — both directly and indirectly — through the school district employees he’s supervised. The only thing we can count on is change. We have to roll with it or we might as well roll over and play dead. Pam and I never made it to New York. When I went back to New Jersey for my 25th reunion, I visited with her for awhile and met her husband Me at 17. -iix\015\001,-\035\001/\015,]>}i£ X PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO Teachers, advisors, and Principal Sandra Bailey, third from left, chaperoned the South County Career Center prom at the main clubhouse at MiraBay. They seemed to have as much fun as the students. the air and the gowns come off, anything is possible. Congratulations to all South County’s grads!

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14 MAY 30, 2013 JUNE EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! Aging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager.2:30-4 p.m. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care.2:30-4 p.m. Mental Wellness Support Group. Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center1:30-3:30 p.m. Parkinsons Support Group of Sun City Center. Sponsored by The Mens Club of SCC. Facilitated by Eden Feldman, MSW, Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Through the summer months, we will have Sharing is Caring. Come with questions and leave with answers. If you have Parkinsons or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! FREE Valet Parking available at Entrance.10-11 a.m. Oh, My Aching Legs presented by Martin Aldrich, M.D., F.A.C.C. from the Aldrich Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Aldrich is a board certied cardiologist who will be discussing leg pain including signs, causes and treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease and Peripheral Venous Disease. Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring your loved one for a well-deserved break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. 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 tal)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 streets in Ybor City. As was the case with Head, Heart and Hands, Parkers completed work was not the result of a solitary effort, but rather the outcome of a community effort, from research into the color and history of Ybor City to the physical processes of obtaining, installing and moving the scaffolding required to paint the enormous mural. It was a huge community effort, Parker said. We basically quadrupled our budget with in-kind donations. There are so many people to thank. There were community members that come out to help us sandblast it, put up the scaffolding. It really was a great effort. The mural opens an otherwise gritty industrial area to light and color. Thousands of cars pass by it each day on their way into or out of downtown Tampa. The mural is a tribute to the history of Ybor City. It even reflects the character of the neighborhood today; its bright, interesting, and forward-looking, Mayor Buckhorn said. Parker, a native of Massachusetts, has called Ruskin home for more than a decade. For his Ruskin mural, commissioned in 2008 by the Southshore Arts Council and funded primarily by the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, Parker enlisted the help of a team of artists from around the area, many of them young people, to photograph the community. The photos were combined with historical research to create the story intertwined across Head, Heart and Hands. In Ybor City, Parker again enlisted the assistance of students from a class he taught at Hillsborough Community College to gather history, photos, interviews with local residents, and information about how the community should be depicted. Although it is art on a grand scale, the faces and landmarks in the mural tell personal and individual stories. Some of the names and faces, such as Frank Adamo, Tony Pizzo and Don Vincente Martinez-Ybor, are known to long-time residents, others, such as the faces of two women prominently depicted on the mural, are unknown stories that were inspired by a photograph Parker found during research into Ybor City cigar factories. The mural encompasses the totality of the community, from the people, both known and unknown, who made it work, including an immigrant family just setting out on their American journey, to a ship in the harbor to the skyline of the city of Tampa. Tampa City Councilwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin described it as a portal to the past. Indeed, but it is a portal with an eye to the future, a roadway from the past to the present and beyond. It also changes the face of an otherwise faceless industrial boulevard. The public-private effort has been two years in the making. It took Parker nearly a year to paint the mural. More than two-dozen businesses and organizations provided support to make it possible. The mural has been described as the largest, outdoor original artwork in the state of Florida. It is so immense in scale that it is nearly impossible to take it all in while standing beneath it, as it would be for those driving by on Adamo Drive. David Scott of the Ybor City Development Corp. suggested an ideal option for enjoying the mural would be via a viewing platform across the highway, beneath elevated portions of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. Until such a venue is built, however, most visitors will have to take in the mural in smaller pieces, and over time. The mural was painted to last for many years. A second mural is planned for a warehouse between 21st and 22nd streets, also along Adamo Drive. A year ago, the first brush strokes of paint were applied to the corrugated steel of the building for a work of art so immense that gauging the days progress required climbing off of the scaffolding and walking far back to see the scale that could not be seen while up close. According to David Scott, Parker used many of the same techniques as were used by Michelangelo in painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Fresh from completing what is likely the largest public art project in Florida, what is the next step for Parker, who has created murals around the Tampa Bay area and nationally? Im going to hang out in Ruskin and work in my studio, he said with a smile. For more information about the mural, visit www.yborartproject. com. u Parker used many of the same techniques as were used by Michelangelo in painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSTampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn dedicated the mural that is on Adamo Drive between 17th and 19th streets in Ybor City. Although large in scale, the 12,000 foot mural tells numerous personal and individual stories.Local artist paints mural

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MAY 30, 2013 15 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Nexium 20 mg ..............$28/monthCrestor 10 mg ..............$30/monthViagra 100 mg .......................$3/upAdvair 250/50mcg ...........(3) $164 Cymbalta 30 mg ..........$34/monthCelebrex 200 mg .........$30/month $10 OFFInitial OrderCANADIAN MEDS SOUTHDISCOUNT PRES CRIPTION DRUGS2Locations APOLLO SUN CITY CENTER BEACH KP Main Clubhouse (813) 413-7912sue@canadianmedssouth.com CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL The area just experienced Memorial Day weekend, with our waterways crowded with boats. It is one of the most popular days for fishing, swimming, and cruising in our local waters. I spoke to several who spent their day free of anxiety and no storms. Their day was spent enjoying the wonders of our surrounding waters. They had a camera aboard to record the numerous different species of birds. Another group was excited about the dolphins that soared into the air and followed their boat for some time. We are coming into the summer season when the children are out of school this is a great time to take them fishing. Their patience will not wear-out as they drop a line, they are more than likely to catch a fish every time. Warmer waters are attracting many species of fish to flock to the area. Many anglers are catching saltwater catfish. Often they are called trash fish. They are edible but it seems the majority of anglers throw them back or kill them. Did you know that the sail catfish has pearls in it? People often look for pearls in oysters, but not a catfish. There are two in each sailcat, in front of the eye sockets in the inner ear cavities. These pearls are ear stones and are used for the balancing mechanism of the fish. The stones are also used by scientists to tell the age of the fish. Most ages of fish are determined by the number of scales, but the sailcat has no scales. Sheepshead has been a hot catch for many this week. Legal l2 inches with l5 per harvest per day. A fish with lots of teeth, sharp fins, black and white striped, good lean white meat, but boney. Fresh water panfish have been plentiful in our warm waters of upper Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. This will be a fun catch for your children. Catfish in our freshwater lakes and rivers have been hungry and eager to take your bait this week. I talked to anglers who fish only for freshwater catfish. They say that it is as much fun as fishing for saltwater game fish. Redfish catches have been popular this week. Many brought in their one each legal catch of l8 inches or not more than 27 inches. Silver trout are schooling around docks and piers. They grace many dinner tables Some are throwing perfect circles over schools of mullet, pulling in enough to feed a large group of people without much effort. Cobia are still roaming our waters, and I saw several arriving at Williams Park dock this weekend. Flounder catches were plentiful this past week, with legal being 12 inches, l0 per day, per harvest. When fishing KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR POWER, you have learned how to use it and where to make your catch.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Waterways full on Memorial Day weekendEleven teams and 26 individual apprentice linemen recently competed in Floridas 2013 Duke Energy Linemans Rodeo for a chance to compete nationally in October. Often ranked as one of the most hazardous jobs in America, electrical linemen risk their lives every day to keep the lights on across the country, said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy state president Florida. This work requires continuous training and practice, which includes the Linemens Rodeo. Linemen are highly skilled professionals who are as much aerial acrobats as they are technicians. They are often the unsung heroes you see in bucket trucks or climbing utility poles no matter what the weather to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The events in the rodeo are designed to test job-related skills, including hurt-man rescues, equipment repair, pole climbs and more. Participants were judged on their speed, agility, technique and the Linemen compete in the Progress Energy Rodeo in April, 2013. Lineman showcase their skills during Linemans Rodeo in St. Peteuse of proper safety procedures. The winners of Duke Energys rodeos in Florida, Indiana and the Carolinas will qualify to compete in the 30th Annual International Linemans Rodeo, which will be held Oct. 19 in Bonner Springs, KS. The international event draws competitors from throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Did you know A lineman must wear personal protective equipment while working. This includes such items as leather and rubber gloves, shoulder guards, hard hats and glasses, and protective footwear. This can add 30 pounds to the basic uniform. Linemen still climb poles and it can take several years to get good at it. Poles vary in length, so linemen can climb and work up to 200 feet in the air. When working from a bucke truck, linemen are perched 50-100 feet off the ground. Most linemen consider it a privilege to serve their communities and they love what they do. In fact, the average tenure of a lineman is between 20 and 30 years, but there are some whove been on the line for more than 40.

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16 MAY 30, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 BRAKE SPECIAL SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol FREE DIAGNOSTICSOIL CHANGE$150PER AXLE + TAXMOST CARS$1995Exp. 6/30/13 Most cars & light trucks. Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 6/30/13Emergency Services 813-645-7653(S.R. 674)Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.WWW.SUNPOINTAUTOANDTOWING.COM A/C CHECK + freon$1995FREE Mount & Balance With purchase of 4 tires Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, May 30 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 Fish & Chips 4:30 p.m. Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2 Music by Chuck Cobb 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3 Crew Games, Free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 Games in Lounge 1 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6 VA Hospital 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 6 p.m. RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the internet. eBooks and Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys lage selection of eBooks in various formats.Author launches childrens book locallyDawn Rynarzewski will have a book signing on Thursday, June 6 at Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 on E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin. She will launch her childrens book Lilly Meets the Bushbees and autograph books from noon until 6 p.m. One dollar from the sale of each book will go to the children of Moose Heart. Additional monies are also slated for CARE and Dr. Otts dog park. Rynarzewski hopes to visit many of the Moose lodges located throughout the United States. Her book is about pushing through and overcoming adversity with the help of friends and family. Plans are already in the works for a second book to come out in time for the Christmas holidays. Look for this cute childrens book, Lilly Meets the Bushbees on Amazon. com in the coming weeks.Marines Marine Corps Pfc. Ivan Rodriguez, son of Alicia and Roberto Rodriguez of Wimauma, Fla., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Rodriguez stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included closeorder drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, mar tial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Rodriguez endured The Crucible, a 54hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Rodriguez is a 2011 graduate of Lennard High School in Ruskin. Army Pfc. Richard Lopez has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Lopez is the son of Lisandra Pena and Ahmed Lopez, both of Big Bend Road, Riverview. He is a 2012 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. The University of Florida newspaper archive website can be obtained at ufdc.ufl.edu/newspapers, once youre there, type in The Observer News in the search box and click Go. Archives from January 2010 through the current issue will become available. While youre at the site, view some of Floridas historical news in the form of printed newspapers and periodicals.Its time to break out the golf cart and tootle around to do the weekly shopping. Whether its Wal-Mart or Home Depot, Alteration Station or American Momentum Bank, its just more enjoyable out in the open. We all know how much fun it is to shop in the South Shore area, but theres more to it than just the adventure. Our motto is Shopping Local Makes Cents. How true! And here are a few very important reasons why its crucial to support our local businesses as the economy improves. Shopping local protects our special local character and personality. By choosing to support local businesses, you help maintain South Shores diversity and charm. Shopping here also promotes community well-being. Local businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. We like to do business with people we know and trust; people with who we share a real relationship. Dont we want to maintain local decision making? Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. Your dollars spent in local businesses have three times the impact on our community as dollars spent outside of the area. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs and fund more city and county services through sales taxes. This in turn invests in neighborhood improvement, police, fire and ambulance, cultural arts, parks, libraries, and promotes community development. And who doesnt want more jobs and higher wages? Local businesses create more jobs right here and, in some areas, provide better wages and benefits. You may not know this, but there are many, many local entrepreneurs who fuel our local economic engine, and serve as a key means for residents to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Shopping local makes centsOur local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. Best of all, shopping local makes for a healthy competitive market. A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. And finally, a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. With so many larger communities surrounding the South Shore area, it is always tempting to drive to them to shop; however, think of all that can be gained if only we shopped local. So while the weather is wonderful, and especially as we shop for the upcoming graduations, weddings and Fathers Day, think local and shop local. Because when you break it down, shopping local really does make cents.

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MAY 30, 2013 17 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. 7/4/13MAINTENANCE 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 6/13/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 Dr. Robert A. 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 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Extra litter boxes can help a forgetful elderly cat remember where the toilet is. Provide access with litter boxes that have at least one low side. These will be easier for an older cat with achy joints to get in and out of. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night ................... 6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday Night ................... $1 draft beer all day. Friday Night ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Food available Saturday, June 1 ............... 5 p.m. Auxiliary Dinner ................................................ 6:30 p.m. music by Peter Dunckel Sunday .............................. Feather Your Nest game canceled until ............................................ Fall. $1 draft beer all day. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. community.The number of veterans who are homeless has declined dramatically over the last three years, dropping from more than 100,000 to 62,619, according to U.S. Inter Agency Council on Homelessness. The decline is thanks, in large part, to the HUD-VA VASH program which provides federal housing vouchers and rental assistance to homeless vets. To date, HUDVASH has provided more than 42,000 homeless veterans per manent supportive housing. That leaves a core of homeless veterans many of whom have been living rough for years, their bodies and sometimes minds scarred by the mental and physical toll of living on the streets. The difference (with previous transitional residential models for veterans) is that the VA has allocated additional staff for the program so you have a combination of housing, mental health, substance abuse and peer specialists working with the veterans, said Engelhardt who is an advisor to the VA HUDVASH Program in the national implementation of Housing First. The success of the Housing First approach has also meant the VA is also working more closely with local homeless advocates. Congress may have funded the vouchers and some staffing but they did not necessarily fund the upfront costs like furniture (at a veterans new home) so thats where the interdependence between the VA and local groups comes in, said Engelhardt who is a member of the faculty at the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans. With the Obama administration and the VA vowing to end homelessness among veterans by 2020 and many local communities boasting a 10-year plan to end homelessness, advocates are encouraged but cautious. There has been tremendous progress but the funding and partnerships need to continue. and family. Her life, like mine, was nothing like wed envisioned the night we threw our blue satincovered caps in the air. Before my 25th reunion Id found a birth family Id never known; had four children; inherited stepchildren; and worked at everything from managing convenience stores (where I was robbed at gunpoint twice) to driving a floral delivery truck (yep, CDL license and all). Id gotten an A+ on the Federated Tax Preparer exam in a correspondence course which led me to do tax work part-time in season (yeah, I know I tell people I cant do math) and had worked at every job in the office of a large hotel including switchboard, front desk, reservationist, night auditor and office manager. The only thing that stayed stable was that I continued to write. From the time I first got in trouble over what Id written in a diary I think I was 10 and nothing in our house was private I knew I wanted to write for a living. The funny thing is that in my senior year drama class I changed my mind temporarily and wrote acting as my goal in the class yearbook. The drama teacher must have been pretty good for me to have done that yet I dont even remember her name. I do, however, remember my senior high school English teacher, Mrs. Van Campen, down to the minutest detail. Once I wrote a poem that won an award but originally was thrown out of the competition because I had used the word bastard to refer to a throwaway doll, which of course, was a metaphor for a person. What I remember most clearly is that Mrs. Van Campen fought for my right to remain in that competition and I did. In fact, I won it. Teachers mattered. Those high school years mattered. They taught me never to give up. I hadnt made it to school in New York but while overseas with my first husband, I took correspondence courses from USF Homeless plan Me at 67 Writers Digest and classes on base whenever I could. It wasnt the easiest way to get an education. I realized my first plan to attend Columbia University and share an apartment with Pam, who planned to be (and easily could have been) a Barbizon model, would have been a quicker way to accomplish my goals. But once you deviate from the plan, you have to change tactics. It took a lot of postage (and return postage for rejections, before the days of email) but I finally started getting fiction stories accepted in True Love, True Romance, True Story and True Confessions none of which are true of course. But with a divorce and children to feed, house and clothes, the writing Id always wanted to do was only a sideline for many years. In the end, however, persistence always pays off. (Had I learned that from Mrs.Van Campens fight for my right to use the word bastard in a poem?) By the time Id moved to Florida from Tennessee after my divorce in 1979 I was selling news articles to Gulf Coast Fisherman, National Fisherman, Todays Christian Woman and Charisma magazine. I was also freelancing features and commentary to newspapers. Following that have been nearly 33 years of writing for seven newspapers in Hillsborough County, Florida, three of which I continue to freelance for now. Approaching my 50th reunion, I wondered how many of my high school friends had actually gotten to do what theyd planned. May 4, I attended that reunion. Ive stayed in touch with a few close friends ever since childhood, and thanks to social media, have found many more during the last 10 years. But people I hadnt seen or talked to in 50 years were recognizable, and most had memories of our times together that were as clear as mine. Class of 2013, make no mistake. Your graduation may be the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter of life, but it is only one turning point of many, many to come. Life changes you. Only you can decide if those changes (however tough) can be used for the better or the worse. One of the quietest people I knew in high school was chairman of the reunion committee. She did a monumental job of locating and contacting people all over the globe and appointed chair persons to handle all the details from constructing a website to deciding (and making) the dcor. I found my classmates remembered little things, like my dog Champs name, and how wed ridden the waves on rubber mats long before surfing became popular. Age may have changed us, but in almost every case, we were still recognizable to each other. Immediately upon my return from my reunion I was given the opportunity to interview local graduating high school seniors and ask their plans for the future. How did they see themselves in 10, 25, and 50 years? I thought it strange they all said they would be retired in 50 years. I know some of my high school friends are retired, but those of us who are blessed to be doing something we love dont want to retire. When Im not writing news, Im working off my website editing authors books or writing my own. Putting words together isnt drudgery to me, its a way of life. Its a way to call attention to good things and bad; to help the community; to leave a mark. So Class of 2013, decide what you want not by how much money you can make or how much prestige or status a certain career can get you. Decide with your heart. Everyone is born with a dream. Keep it alive always. Never let it die and you will never look back with regret.

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18 MAY 30, 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 Donna Sue HoffmanDonna Sue Hoffman, 73, of Sun City Center, FL, went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2013. Donna was born in Beaver, West Virginia, to the late Cecil and Ollie Null (Bailey), and raised in Putnam County. Donna was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ruskin, FL. She was preceded in death by her sister Maxine Snodgrass and brother Ralph Null. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, James Brownie Hoffman; daughters Deborah Kay Stegner and Teresa Ann Volmer; sisters Ella Warren and Barbara Whittington; grandsons Kenny and Kevin Grantham; and special family friend John Zuchowski. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory. A tribute to her life was on Friday, May 10 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial followed in Walker Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Astrid Diana KrantzAstrid Diana Krantz, 81, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on May 19, 2013. Astrid was born in New York, NY. She was the daughter of Elizabeth C. Palmgren and Albert W. Palmgren. In 1949 she graduated from John Adams High School in South Ozone Park, Queens, NY. After meeting the love of her life on a blind date, Astrid married the late Otto August Krantz on January 5, 1952 in Hoboken, NJ. They settled down in Queens, NY with her parents after Ottos honorable discharge from the US Air Force. After the birth of their son Steven in 1954, they moved to their first house in Bay Shore, NY in 1956. The birth of their daughter Karen soon followed in 1957. The family relocated to Rockaway Township, NJ in 1966. To pursue a warmer climate and a more relaxed lifestyle, the family made the move to Florida and settled in Seminole in 1973, almost qualifying Astrid as a native Floridian for living in the Sunshine State for 40 years. Her beloved husband Otto passed away in 1988. Upon her retirement from First Union after more than 25 years, Astrid moved to Sun City Center in 1999. While no longer working at the bank, Astrid was far from retired as she made many wonderful friends and was actively involved at Redeemer Lutheran Church and in many Sun City Center groups. She loved her friends at WELCA, Kings Point Krafters, Redeemer Needlers and the Sun City Center Kazoo Band. Her church friends and neighbors were a large part of her life. She considered them part of her family. Astrid loved the Needlers, knitting, plastic needlepoint, stuffing the monthly envelopes and counting the weekly offering at church, mysteries, especially reading mystery novels by Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner or watching the TV show Murder She Wrote, and the Peanuts comic strip, especially the Snoopy and Woodstock characters. Most of all Astrid loved her family, who will dearly miss her. Her family will miss her love of family, sense of humor, sound advice, pragmatism, strength, fairness, caring and passion for life. They will also miss her regular phone calls, letters and wonderful visits. Astrid is survived by her two children: Steven Krantz of Chapel Hill, NC and Karen Cardo of Riverview, FL; daughter-in-law Julia Krantz; son-in-law Daniel Cardo; grandchildren Jessica of Alexandria, VA, and Matthew, Katherine and Michael Krantz of Chapel Hill, NC; and brother Albert Palmgren and his partner Theresa Nugent of Deer Park, NY. A memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, FL 33573 on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Condolences can be expressed at www.zipperersfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements are in the care of Zipperers Funeral Home, Ruskin, FL. Robert O. SannemRobert O. (Bob) Sannem, 94, of Sun City Center, died peacefully in his sleep on May 15, 2013 at Sun Terrace in Sun City Center. Bob was born December 29, 1918 to Otto I. and Hertha (Persson) Sannem in Chicago, IL, where he graduated from Von Steuben High School in 1937. He joined the Army before World War II, initially serving in the 11th US Cavalry. Later he fought in Europe with the 104th Timberwolf Division. In 1947 Bob married Phyllis Pokorney, and together they raised four children. He completed a long and varied business career in 1976, retiring from General Telephone and Electronics. Soon after, he, Phyllis, daughter Patricia and son Glen moved to Florida, locating initially in Boca Raton. Bob is survived by Phyllis, of Sun City Center; a sister; three children; eight grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. He will be buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to either the Sun City Center Emergency Squad (720 Ray Watson Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573) or Lifepath Hospice (3725 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573). Christian Womens Connection meets June 13The Christian Womens Connection will hold its June Luncheon and Program on Thursday, June 13 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Kelly Stigliano will speak on Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love. The program will be The Kidz Klub, with exciting, highenergy music. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu is Greek Salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available; be sure to order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or email aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, June 10.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.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. A tourist noticed a man sitting by the ruins of a home that had been blown away by the winds of a tornado. Puzzled he asked, Was this your home? Yep, he said Any of your family blown away with it? the tourist continued. Yep. My wife and kids, came the reply. My goodness, why arent you out looking for them? the stranger wondered. Well, the wind is due to change in a moment, he said, so I might as well wait right here until it brings them back. For some, it is easier to wait than to work. It is more convenient to pause than to pursue. It is easier to ponder than to push. God will not do for us what we can do for ourselves. He will never give His best if we sit and wait when He has given us skills and talents to use to His glory. We must work as though everything depended on us and pray as though everything depended on Him. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org.

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MAY 30, 2013 eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000 s 19 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 Southside Baptist welcomes new pastor Southside Baptist Church of Sun City Center, 4208 Hwy 41 S, will welcome Pastor Brad Clark as its pastor on June 9. Pastor Brad moved here from Navasota, Texas. He has 24 years experience as a youth pastor. He and his wife Kendra have three boys: Kiley, 25, wife Lauren, and baby Addison reside in Apollo Beach; Koda, 21, recently returned from the mission field in Delgado, El Salvador; and Jaden, 15. Lunch Bunch heads for Brandon The Lunch Bunch – A Group of Jewish Friends is planning a lunch get-together at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Mimi’s Caf in Brandon, 804 Providence Road. Guests will have a great time socializing with friends, old and new, and enjoying the delicious food at Mimi’s. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to Carol Balent at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com or 813829-7227 by June 13 so organizers make sure the restaurant can accommodate the group. You can discuss the possibility of carpooling when you RSVP. Upcoming events with South Shore Singles The South Shore Senior Singles, a ministry of the SCC United Methodist Church, has a busy schedule planned this month. Friday, May 31, 3-4 p.m. Line dancing lessons. Call John at 813701-0538 for information. Saturday, June 1, 5-8 p.m. San Vito Restaurant in Ruskin. Dinner and dancing to Bryan Ashley. Call John at 813-701-0538. Friday, June 7, 3-4 p.m. Line dancing lessons. Call John at 813701-0538 for information. Saturday, June 8, 7 9:30 p.m., Game Night. Call Lynn at 813633-2050 for information. Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. A special meal held at the SCCUMC. Contact the church office for a ticket: 813-634-2539. Friday, June 14, 6 p.m. Movie Night at the church. The community is invited. Saturday, June 15, 5 8 p.m. Alpha House in Apollo Beach, with music and dancing to Thor Stevens. Call Mike at 813-9381393 for reservation. Saturday, June 22, morning trip + lunch to Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg. Pre-payment of $25 is required. For more information, call Barbara at 813-938-1393. Carpooling is available. Saturday, June 29: TBA The South Shore Singles was organized for those 50+, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. 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 from noon to 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 information call 813-633-2460. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Simmons Loop Baptist presents Colossal Coaster World All are invited to experience the thrill and excitement of a day at Colossal Coaster World. As attendees explore the park, kids will enter Worship Rally at the Main Gate and make their first stop at Coaster Alley for Bible study. While touring the park, kids will also visit the Cotton Candy Cafe for snacks, the Adrenaline Zone for recreation, the Global Expo for missions, and Scissors and Stuff for crafts. This is Vacation Bible School time at Simmons Loop Baptist Church, open free for all ages, 4 to 94, from Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28. The hours are from 6 p.m. each evening until the park closes at 9 p.m. Call the church office at 813677-9310 if more information is needed or visit the website at www. simmonsloopbaptistchurch.org. Day camp program at Oak Grove UMC A summer day camp program at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Child Care Center begins on Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 16. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a free lunch and snacks provided. Cost for the week, per child, is $95. Discounts are available for sibling enrollment. Many exciting activities are planned — including age-appropriate recreation, games, field trips, computer time, crafts, music, kids in the kitchen (food preparation) and free time for the children to explore their own interests and more. Oak Grove United Methodist Child Care Center offers a nurturing, loving, and educational environment that meets the needs of the whole child. Qualified teachers strive to present an enriched summer program filled with activities geared toward identifying and meeting the needs of each individual child in their care. Oak Grove United Methodist Child Care Center is located at the corner of Waters and Habana Avenues. The physical address is 2707 W. Waters Ave. For more information, contact Donna Vorobel, Director, at 813-935-4471. 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 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. United Methodist Church to perform parody of A Prairie Home Companion

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MAY 30, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ...... Announcements 200 ...... Farmers Market 300 ...... Merchandise 400 ...... Marine 500 ...... Real Estate 550 ...... Manufac. Housing 600 ...... Rentals 650 ...... Professional Services 700 ...... Services 800 ...... Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 MERCHANDISE300 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! 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Furniture, tools, etc. 10am-? Huge garage/ moving sale. 6341 Cottonwood Lane, Apollo Beach. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 8am-5pm. Men & women clothing, household, decorative items, small appliances, tools, collectible, furniture. 50% of proceeds donated to Ovarian Cancer foundation. Cell: 382-7536 Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Western golf cart with large new tires, new battery & new cables. Call for infor. 813-239-7499 ware, etc. 813-610-5824 MARINE400 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com 2009 Hyundai Sonata 21k miles, one owner, leather interior, $12k, negotiable, red color. 813-634-7221 2005 Chrysler Sebring sedan, perfect condition, new tires, high mileage but many new parts. Charcoal gray $5,600 obo. 813-922-6738 2009 Harley Davidson Sportster 883L, custom sunglow red, 1,894 miles. $5,000. or best offer. 813-407-0033 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 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 813-545-5314 for viewing. Property is sold AS IS for owners convenience. 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 902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach. $199,500. plan. 2 large sliders open onto golf course. Split bedroom with huge closet on master side. Fenced back yard with screened lanai. Home features bamboo flooring & new porcelain tile. Owner transferred, this is not a short sale. S.L. Real Estate Service, LLC Mandra Stewart, broker 813-741-3678 For sale by owner. Apartments (3 units), Neptune Dr., Ruskin. Priced to sell $69,900. 813-431-9094. ruskinrentals@ gmail.com M.H. HOUSING550 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 RENTALS600 Bahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished waterfront condo 2br/2ba/2cg. $1,500 monthly plus deposit. Call Dave 813645-4991 Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterMay 31 & June 17:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1414 Fox Hills Dr.(Pebble Bch. N to LaJolla or Cherry Hills)Please park on side of sale only. 5 pc. Henry Link queen bedroom suite, white wicker twin headboards, cream dining table, 5 chairs & china cabinet, black Oriental china cabinet & curio. 4 pc. white wicker settee & chairs with tea cart, recliners & occasional chairs, sleep sofa, Herman Miller chime clock, Lowrey organ, desk, bookcases, sewing machine, coee & end tables. Black, glass-top dining table, 4 chairs & matching server (Italy). File cabinets, storage chest, lamps, pictures, linens, books, silks, clothes (womans and mens).508-0307 or 633-1173 Table with 4 chairs solid wood, 2 leather recliners by Franklin, leather loveseat, sleeper sofa, side chair, coee, end, sofa, & side tables, linens, lighted china hutch, matching lamps, Tupperware, vintage meat grinder & kitchenware, small bookshelf, entertainment center, twin solid wood headboards, solid wild black cherry lateral dresser, lateral dresser with vanity mirror, set of tray tables, treadmill, lawn chairs, and much more...P www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES740 Ojai Ave. SCC 33573Friday & Saturday May 31 & Jun e 17 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 601-0983Now accepting major credit cards The Price is Right! Call Beverly 813.645.3111. ext. 201 NEW AFFORDABLE LISTING 2BR/2BA SINGLE MOBILE HOME on its own lot, large screened porch, utility shed with electric, carport and small fenced area. Priced to sell. $42,500. PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME. 2BR/2BA concrete block home in nice condition, metal roof, attached utility room & shed with electric in back. Just one block from river, peaceful and near everything. $59,900. RUSKIN WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA CHARMING OLDER HOME. 100 ft on ca nal going to bay, dock, davits, boat ramp and huge carport for RV or boat. Screened porch, tile oors, newer roof and CHA, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping, PD-MU zoning lots of possibilities. $189,000.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com SUN CITY CENTER NEW LISTING! Enjoy the beautiful view of Middle Lake from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home located on a large corner lot. Call today! $175,000LA PALOMA on the golf course!! No detail overlooked in this beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage pool home which has been lovingly maintained by the original owners. Low annual association fee and no CDD make this home an exceptional value. 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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOWith the exception of the South County Career Center which has a much smaller number of graduates 65 this year Hillsborough County schools hold graduation exercises at the Florida Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Above was the East Bay High School graduating class of 2012.BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netKarlye Becker imagines a lifetime of caring for animals. When asked where she expects to be by the time of her 10th, 25th and 50th class reunion Becker was quick to answer. Thats because the Riverview High School valedictorian already has a plan. By my 10th reunion, I will be starting my career as a veterinarian after completing eight years of college. By my 25th, I will own my own vet practice and be volunteering my services at the CARE animal shelter in Ruskin, she said. By the time I have my 50th reunion, I plan to be retired and well-traveled and have an amazing family. Amanda Mikos also has a life plan. Mikos, also a student at Riverview High School, said by the time she goes to her 10th reunion, she hopes to be able to record her own music. By my 25th reunion, Ill be living in a big house in Florida with my husband and my two kids, and by my 50th, Ill be talking about my grandkids, who I will spoil unconditionally.East Bay High School valedictorian Christopher Kyle Privette plans to start the education for his eventual career in the medical field with a study of marine biology at the University of Miami. Many of the same courses are required for marine biology and pre med, Privette said.He will also attend graduate school, and medical school, and then specialty training, with his eventual goal in medicine being anesthesiology, he said. I might decide to change that later, to go into plastic surgery or some other type of surgery, but right now Im thinking it will be anesthesiology. Privette knows he will barely be finishing his specialty school by his 10th high school reunion but said by his 25th he wants to be in practice for himself, and later in life join a group like Doctors Without Borders to aid those who cannot afford or access medical care. This concerns me very deeply, Privette said. Im really looking forward to helping with something like that. We all know things dont always go according to the plans made when students graduate from high school. Some have to quit secondary school early to work full time. Others marry early, or become parents. Occasionally however, life turns out even better than whats been planned. Such is the case of former superintendent of schools Earl J. Lennard, after whom Ruskins Lennard high school is named. Dr. Lennard is a Hillsborough County native. He grew up here and graduated from Brandon High School, attended the Missing In America Homeless VeteransThere are 10-12 homeless camps in Riverview, Brandon areaBy %  KeEVInN BrRADyYLess than 200 feet from a bustling Brandon parking lot, homeless veterans camp in the woods. Surviving on half-eaten meals from dumpsters, sleeping in ramshackle tents, they exist in a twilight world, living on the edge of a society they served in uniform. There are 10 to12 homeless camps in the Riverview and Brandon area, according to Thomas Brown, an outreach coordinator for Tampa Crossroads who visits three to four homeless camps daily. Tampa Crossroads offers treatment, housing, employment and other services for vets. Thomas Brown, an outreach coordinator for Tampa Crossroads visits three to four homeless camps daily. Tampa Crossroads offers treatment, housing, employment and other services for vets. The homeless person is blanked out in the photo. (TAMPA CROSSROADS PHOTO)See HOMELESS VVETS, page 10u See GRADADUAA TIING CLAASSES, page 12u Ruskin artist Michael Parker unviels his latest work: possibly the largest outdoor original art in FloridaBy %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAgenGEN mitch@observernews.netTAMPA South County artist Michael Parker has the ability to see neighborhoods, communities and even the world in incredibly big ways. A renowned public artist, his work is well known in South County with Head, Heart and Hands a 100-foot-long mural on the old Clarks Furniture Building, near the Ruskin Post Office and Southshore Bait and Tackle. But in seeing big, Parker, also has the unique ability to seek out and present nuance and history through the broad strokes of the brush required of a muralist. On Tuesday, May 21, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn congratulated Parker for his latest and most visible work to date: a 12,000-square-foot mural on a corrugated steel building fronting Adamo Drive between 17th and 19th MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN PhotoHOTORuskin artist Michael Parker in front of his latest work, possibly the largest outdoor original art in Florida, the Ybor City mural on Adamo Drive on its dedication day on May 21. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and more than 100 guests were onhand for the dedication. See AAREAA AARTIIST, page 14u

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2 MAY 30, 2013 TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW ABWIG nears goal; hosts Commissioner at open houseBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH The ABWIG (Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group) open house on May 21 was a full house as organizers provided an update on the groups financial status and hosted Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman and Mohamed Dabees from Humiston & Moore Engineers of Naples, Florida. Also in attendance were representatives from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Ross Dickerson of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Commissioner Murman said, I think its important to do as much as we can to improve the use of our waterways. Weve got a lot more to do up and down the shoreline. The commissioner referenced the recently approved $800,000 county project to restore the beach at the Apollo Beach Nature Park as well as future projects to protect the beach at Ruskins Simmons Park, along with a possible high speed ferry that would run from South County to MacDill. There is so much potential for this area, she said. The [future] mall, the new hospital, job opportunities. Mohamed Dabees discussed previous projects his company has handled that were similar to the restoration and protection of the Apollo Beach Nature Park, including restoration projects at Honeymoon Island, North Captiva Island, Naples and Marco Island. His presentation included some historic photographs of the north end of Apollo Beach, along with the expected results of the restoration project. ABWIG President Len Berkstresser praised the commissioner by saying, Sandra Murman has been a delight to work with. Berkstresser went on to update the attendees on the progress of MITCH T TRAPHAGEN P PHOTOSRight, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman listens to a question during the ABWIG open house meeting in Apollo Beach on May 21.This is real, were making this happen and wont stop until were done...fundraising efforts to dredge the canals in the community. As of last week, ABWIG had reached nearly 86 percent of their $250,000 goal for dredging, which will include the north, south and main channels into the community. Both TECO and Mosaic have donated $50,000 to the organization, Symphony Isles donated $30,000, Newland Communities / Mira Bay donated $25,000, Mira Bay Mariners donated $15,000, Century 21 Beggins Realty donated $10,000 and Lands End Marina and Circles Restaurant each donated $2,500. Most of the remaining funds have come from area boating organizations and from fundraising events organized by ABWIG. Permits for dredging have already been obtained by the organization. In working with both the county and the engineering firm responsible for the nature park restoration, Berkstresser maintained that dredging alone isnt enough, and that a long-term solution is needed. During his presentation, Dabees detailed the longer term solution provided by his firm, with some projects going back more than a decade that are still considered successful today. Berkstresser also pointed out that although ABWIG is nearing its goal, that goal has not yet been reached and there is still work to do. This is real, were making this happen and wont stop until were done, he said. The next ABWIG open house meeting is expected to be held later this summer. For more information or to donate, visit www.abwig.org.ABWIG President Len Berkstresser told attendees the organization has reached nearly 86 percent of their fundraising goals towards the cost of dredging canals in the waterfront community but that the work isnt finished yet. m m&Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING We wish you every success in your pursuits after graduation. Keep up the good work. Congratulations from everyone at:THE OBSERVER NEWSTHE SCC OBSERVERTHE CURRENT

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MAY 30, 2013 3 Hurricane season is around the corner. Be prepared and get all the information needed. Stop by the Sun City Center Chamber for the Hurricane Expo and Energy Conservation seminar. (Limited seating available)What to expect at the seminar: (learn how to lower your energy bills) Sponsored by Morgan Exteriors, Inc. and the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 813-931-4663 or 727-502-5300www.morganexteriorsinc.comCRC-057210 NOTHING TO MAIL IN! 5 Windows...........................10 Windows.........................15 Windows..................... High-speed ferry makes a wake in community meetingWe want to be here, this area has great transportation opportunities...By %  cTren mitch@observernews.netWe cannot pave our way out of our transportation problems, South County community advocate Mariella Smith said, during a meeting on May 22 to discuss a possible future high speed ferry. The meeting, held at Waterset in Apollo Beach, was attended by three dozen people to hear Greg Dronkert, President of HMS Ferries, Inc., Mark Fernandez, also of HMS Ferries, Ed Turanchik with the Public Policy Practice Group of Akerman Senterfitt and Smith make the case for why high speed ferries could be a viable and costeffective transportation alternative in an era of high gas prices and increasingly overburdened freeways. The Tampa Bay High Speed Ferry Project is conceived as a public-private initiative that would begin with ferry service from a point near South Hillsborough to MacDill. HMS Ferries, Inc. is a member of a global company operating ferries carrying more than 16 million passengers annually. The initial service to MacDill would serve as a proof of concept for the viability of ferry service in the Tampa Bay area. The company pointed out that currently MacDill employees typically travel 22 to 35 miles in driving to work versus having to travel only six miles across the bay. Security to the nationally sensitive base could also be enhanced as there would be fewer vehicles that would require searches for entrance to the base. Boarding the vessel would have security, Dronkert said. Two hundred and fifty people could be PHOTO BY MICHELLE T TRApPHAGENSouth County community advocate Mariella Smith with Ed Turanchik of the Public Policy Group of Akerman Senterfitt, one of the partners in the Tampa Bay High Speed Ferry project, speak to approximately three dozen area residents about possible future high speed ferry service in Tampa Bay. Interest will increase in this region if there is a 25-minute ferry ride versus a 45-minute drive. This could create huge economic development for South County. Ed Turanchik processed in a few minutes. Although the company doesnt believe that full commuter service is yet viable in this area, they do see the potential for growth in the near future, particularly in relation to tourism with service to St. Pete that could connect to the citys trolley service, as well as to Tampa near the Florida Aquarium, that could connect to that citys trolley service into Ybor City. Interest will increase in this region if there is a 25-minute ferry ride versus a 45-minute drive, Turanchik said. This could create huge economic development for South County. According to HMS Ferries, Inc., most major urban areas built around bays already have commuter ferry service, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston in the U.S. alone. HMS Ferries, Inc. and Akerman Senterfitt are proposing the project as a public-private partnership that would require relatively little public investment compared to other types of transportation projects but could come with big rewards for moving people around the Bay Area, connecting major corridors of the region and promoting tourism, and ultimately providing a cost-effective option for thousands of commuters to MacDill and eventually to the downtowns. During her talk, Mariella Smith pointed out that the ferry would go both ways. This gives us the opportunity to literally get a boat load of people to local events or to the Firehouse Cultural Center, she said. Smith went on to say that she is thrilled about this opportunity to connect communities. According to the backers, the project is designed to maximize public benefit while minimizing public risk. HMS Ferries, Inc. has committed to funding the full operational cost of the service to demonstrate the viability of the service in the Tampa Bay Area. The company says this is unprecedented in the United States. You dont see privately funded transportation projects, Dronkert said. The company would, however, seek county, state and/or federal funds for the capital projects such as the necessary land-side docking facilities and roads to those facilities. Despite that, the company states that this proposal is unique in that they will assume the bulk of the financial risk, including the risk of operational losses, while the public entities would retain the rights to the assets and improvements created. Compared to building or expanding highways, utilizing the bay could save the public money. As an example, backers stated that 71 busses would be required to carry 2,700 commuters at an estimated cost of $30 million and a greater than $3 million public subsidy. Only three high-speed ferries would be required for that same capacity at a cost of $15 million and no public operational subsidy. We want to be here, this area has great transportation opportunities, Dronkert said. Our motivation is to help kick start this project, to help put this into motion. We arent trying to sell you anything. We believe in this project. He estimated that break even could occur within two to three years. This is an opportunity for Hillsborough County to get it right, Turanchik added. The meeting at Waterset in Apollo Beach was one of three such meetings, with the others held in Tampa and St. Petersburg. South County is integral to the project as an area near or north of Big Bend Road is seen as a potential site for the proof of concept service. I commute to Ybor City every day, one attendee said. If this project means getting cars off of [Highway] 41, then Im willing to do it. I cant wait to take a ferry to downtown Tampa, then catch a trolley to Ybor City, Smith said. For more information, visit www.tampabayhighspeedferry. com.

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4 MAY 30, 2013You have a power within you that, when ignited, can stand against any threat. That power is the power of self-esteem, which is defined as having pride and respect in oneself. Someone once said, Be kind to yourself; there are enough people who wont be. Whoever said this was a very intelligent man or woman. In much of the world today, low self-esteem is a serious problem. I dont know who is to blame, and maybe it doesnt matter. Casting blame is really quite a worthless activity. The fact is that there are many good people in the world today, and its about time we realize it. If we hide our light under a bushel, it will be a pretty dark world. Dont be afraid to show what you have to be proud of and take credit for what you have done. To help you build or fortify your self esteem, here are some suggested actions. 1. Always speak well of yourself. Recognize the things you do right. This doesnt mean you have to brag or bore people with your accomplishments, but it does insist that you do not denigrate yourself and talk down about those things of which you should be rightly proud. People who love you will share your joy of accomplishment.By William Hodges 2. Concentrate on your successes. Those things that go wrong are only failures if you do not learn lessons from them. Most successful men and women have suffered reversals in their personal lives and in their businesses. What they have in common is that they keep pressing forward. Salespersons are taught, depending on the industry, that they must get seven to ten no, thank yous before they get that elusive yes, please. Think of the no as being a stepping stone to the yes. 3. Get involved in things that help you to see your worth. Volunteer to help those less fortunate than yourself. It is amazing that, when we become involved in helping others, our problems seem to disappear. There is someone out there who needs you. 4. Join with individuals and groups of people who will be supportive and who will help you to reach your full potential. You have heard the old saying: Birds of a feather flock together. Take a look at the kind of birds with whom you are flying. Are they the ones who will help lift you up or will they drag you down? Optimists International is a lifting group as is Toastmasters International. Seek out a local chapter and give them a visit. You will be glad you did. 5. Seek out a job that allows you to develop your skills. It is important for our self esteem that we have a sense of growth; therefore, a job must not only challenge us today, but it must also allow us the opportunity to grow tomorrow. Feeling good about ourselves is the forerunner to our being able to feel good about anyone else. It is a prime ingredient to feeling good at all. Physical health is tied directly to our mental health, and our mental health for the most part is tied directly to the level of selfworth that we feel. Begin today. Speak well of yourself, believe in yourself, and be kind to yourself. Eliminate from your life all the people who are negative influences and, if it is a problem, eliminate any dependence on drugs or alcohol. Take charge of your life. If you do, you will develop a healthy level of self esteem that will brighten not only your life but also the lives of all around you. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: You Have the Power 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. CARDS www.TheSandpiperGrille.com At the Sandpiper Golf CourseOPEN TO THE PUBLIC CATERING 813-642-8200 A+ Hearing Center SUMMER HOURS: Tues. Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon. & Fri. by appointment PREMIUM DIGITAL PROCESSOR$899 Compare elsewhere for $1,800Any Hearing Loss, Any Size Aid just $899FITS ANY HEARING LOSS!! Multi-Channel 100% Computer Programmable New 100% Custom Digital 3-Dimensional Hearing Aid RIC $1,499Best of South Shore 2012 Dont let it hold you back! 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 See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netFamily fun fest at SCC Chamber June 8 is fundraiserA Family Fun Fest is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Greater Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. The event is a fundraiser for Scott Clark, who is a Chamber Ambassador and owner of Pure Design Studio in Apollo Beach. Scott, who recently was in a serious accident that shattered his left leg, is an active member of the South Shore community. As part of the Fun-draiser, everything at the event will cost a dollar: hamburgers, hotdogs, sides and beverages. There will be prizes, a silent auction and raffles, as well as music from DJ Gary. Among the activities for youngsters will be a bouncy house and face painting. There will also be a scavenger hunt and a bean bag toss tournament. For more information and/or to donate a raffle or auction item, contact Jennifer McCafferty at 813-846-1316. County offers ADA compliance workshopThe Hillsborough County and the Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities-Hillsborough County will hold a special event to update small businesses on the legal and technical requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The workshop, ADA Compliance For Small Businesses, will feature experts helping business leaders avoid costly mistakes by reviewing the latest ADA needs and requirements. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. Noon at the Childrens Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. Session topics include: Disabilities Act: A Small Business Primer Brad deBeaubien and Jan Pietruszka, Attorneys at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Look For: Practical Solutions to Technical Requirements Larry Schneider, AIA, Architect sources: Bringing New Customers to Your Door Jack Humburg, Southeast ADA Center Interested small business owners/ operators of the ADA Compliance For Small Businesses Workshop are asked to pre-register online (https://sbic.hillsboroughcounty. org). The workshop is free, and complimentary continental breakfast will also be offered. For more information, call the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center at 813914-4028, or log on http://www. HillsboroughCounty.org. CongratulationsEmily MacCoy MorganWe are so proud of you!Love, All the family & loved ones

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MAY 30, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Baby Time Monday, June 3 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, June 4 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Teen Night Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anim on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Motion Commotion Friday, June 7 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. iPad Storytime Saturday, June8 at 10:30 a.m. For children, ages 2-5 and their parent/caregiver(s) ~ Quality apps and ebooks are used for stories, rhymes, songs and interactive activities to enhance the story time and learning experience. This engaging 30-minute program highlights early literacy and digital literacy skills and promotes an enjoyment of learning through interactive and collaborative play. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. 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. Students of the Month for Apollo Beach ElementaryApollo Beach Elementary Schools Students of the Month for May 2013 are: Campbell Addis, Kheely Anderson, Skylar Anderson, Kyle Blake, Josephine Bonta, Sam Botwinski, Christina Brandenburg, Ari Cantrell, Ben Casey, Cory Connor, Dylan Daniels, Michael Espinal, Lydia Fasig, Peter Flores, Jake Foster, Nicholas Gilman, Alam Guerrero, Jackson Hodgskin, Jackson Hospodor, Carson Householder, Riley Labarge, Andrew Lang, Darrell Lee, Zachary Lopez, Joey Madigan, Kaydence Marenger, Nick Mercer, Abby Moose, Madison Morris, Aidan ONeill, Faith Palmer, Eriana Snyder, Kaitlyn Tyler, Caitlin Wade, Chloe Warner, Chase Wykes and Patrol: Collin Mojena. Aprils Terrific Kids at Ruskin Elementary SchoolThe character trait at Ruskin Elementary for the month of April was self control. The following students received the award and were present for the ceremony: Noe Villanueva, Jacoby Cutter, Darius Moore, Jenny Moran-Cruz, Mariel Wilcox, Emiliano Acevedo, Dontaine Sterling, Carson Penland, Antonio Gomez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Joshua Whitzel, Arianna MontoyaCampos, Brooke Lynn Mendiola, Yaritza Molina-Torres, Jayda Michelena, Alexandra Diaz, Eriana Cardoza, Jade Randels, Mariah Estrada, Daniel Meza, Haylie Sylvis, Dayanara Lopez, Ody Duran Guerrero, Eliseo Arias, Isabella Ramos, Diana Rojo-Catalan, Josue Martinez, Jesse Villanueva, Yadira Espindola, Alejandro Baltazar, Deon Smith, Jose Lopez, Daniel Hernandez, Denise Justus, Jose Rico, Andrea Ramirez, Anthony Westercamp, Isabella Linares, Makaio Chandler, Jaime Luna, McKayla Dye, Desire Justus, Lisa Tran, Terry Carswell, Nancy Lopez, Maria Rodriguez, Faith Carter, Ximena Alvarez, Janissa Uribes, Mariana Medina, Bailie Eaton, Jocelyn Diaz, Iris Olivares, and Veronica Bermudez. Kiwanis of SCC members who were present: Donna and Tom Braden, Charlene Wirick, and Rebecca Salgado, Ruskin Elementary Assistant Principal. Students who received the award, but were not present for photo were: Norma Valdez, Billy Elmore III, Abigail Lopez, and Ave yana Lucas. Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids for AprilThe following students showed their peers at Gibsonton Elementary what it means to have Confidence: Phillips Madison, Tera Tedder, Dontrevion Weaver, Eisa Lhamri, Lawson Kyra, Lyric Oglesby, Emilee Williamson, Lola Hernandez, Jayden Walter, David Dell-Fults, Sarah-Jane Sullivan, Jennifer Lopez, Kyle Church, Joliesse Resendiz, Angel Hernandez, Alexis Rodriguez, Lynnix Oglesby, Jacquelyn Nesbit, Barbara Skeels, Bradley Gudde, Jordan Gannon, Damaury Mikula, Alegra Scarbrough, Alexandria Winslow, Aracely Acevedo, Crystal Vazquez, Milly Felicianos, Stephen Noyes, Tikai Bunton, Emerson Maine, and Adam Guerrero.On Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ruskins Camp Bayou will host a number of free nature activities on the Big Lawn plus trail walks through 160 acres. Guided canoe tour: $25 rental per canoe or $5 donation if you have your own canoe or kayak. Canoe rental availability is limited. First come, first serve starting at 9 a.m. Canoe trip departs from the canoe dock at 9:30 a.m. Estimated paddle time is 90 minutes. Introducing the new and improved photo contest for 2013. This year, winners will receive a prize as well as an award ribbon. Name the Turtle contest. What would you name a captive musk turtle like the one in the main aquatic tank in the nature center? Post your name suggestions on the Camp Bayou Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/CampBayou, on the Camp Bayou blog at campbayou.blogspot.com or tweet @ campbayou on Twitter. Lunch option available including drink, grilled cheese sandwich and chips for just $5 starting at 11:30 a.m. Thanks to Plant City Lions Club for helping make lunch possible. These events are part of SunEarth Day, Be Out There!, Get Outdoors Florida, Lets GOChildren and Nature, No Child Left Inside, and Lets Move Outside-inspired initiatives. This event will also give visitors a number of options to help support the programs and continuing operation of Camp Bayou: Keep food and supplies available for Xerxes, the albino corn snake that is on view in the nature center. Just $20 will provide mice and bedding for a month! Help support Camp Bayou with a minimum ten dollar donation and receive a native plant and 2013 magnet to remind you of a great place to enjoy nature. Donations can also be made online at www.campbayou.org Like to be more involved? Volunteers are always needed for school programs, special events and maintenance. Stop in at the Camp Bayou information table to learn more. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the Center offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to -2 p.m. for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still free. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a publicprivate partnership between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at www. campbayou.org or call 813-6418545.Visit Camp Bayou during National Trails Day

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She lives alone, about an hours drive from me, and I worry about her safety. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, Helping an aging parent remain independent and living in their own home has become a little easier in recent years, thanks to a host of new and improved assistive technology products. Here are some top-rated options you should know about. Medical Alerts If youre worrying about your mom falling and needing help, one of the most frequently used products over the years for seniors living alone is a medical alert device also known as a personal emergency response system, or PERS. These devices provide a wearable SOS button typically in the form of a necklace pendent or bracelet and a base station that connects to the home phone line. At the press of a button, your mom could call and talk to a trained operator through the systems base station receiver which works like a powerful speaker phone. The operator will find out whats wrong, and will notify family members, a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed. If youre interested in this, there are dozens of services to choose from including the Philips Lifeline (lifelinesys.com, 800-380-3111), which is the most widely used medical alert service in the U.S. and costs around $35 per month. Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert option (for $48 per month) that has fall-detection sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without your mom ever having to press a button. This is helpful because many seniors after a fall become confused or disoriented and forget to press the button. If youre interested in a more budget-friendly option, consider an unmonitored medical alert like the new VTech CareLine Home Safety Telephone System for $120 (vtechphones.com), which doesnt require professional monitoring services, therefore has no monthly monitor ing fees. Or, to deal with falls or health emergencies that happen outside the home, there are mobile-alert GPS products now available that work anywhere. To find these, see GreatCall.com, MobileHelpNow.com and PhilipsLifelineGoSafe.com. Monitoring Systems Another more sophisticated technology for keeping tabs on your mom is with a home monitoring system. These systems will let you know whether she is waking up and going to bed on time, eating properly, showering and taking her medicine. They work through small wireless sensors (not cameras) placed in key locations throughout the home. The sensors will track her movements, learning her daily activity patterns and routines, and will notify you or other family members via text message, email or phone if something out of the ordinary is happening. For instance, if she went to the bathroom and didnt leave it could indicate a fall or other emergency. You can also check up on her patterns anytime you want through the systems password-protected website. And for additional protection, most services offer SOS call buttons as well that can be placed around the house, or worn. Some good companies that offer these services are BeClose (beclose. com, 866-574-1784), which runs $399 or $499 for the sensors, plus a $69 monthly service fee if paid a year in advance. And GrandCare Systems (grandcare.com, 262-338-6147), which adds a fantastic social component through a senior-friendly computer to go along with the activity monitoring. GrandCare leases for $150 to $300 per month. Medication Management If you want to make sure your mom is keeping up with her medications, there are medication management devices you can now rent, that will dispense her medicine on schedule, provide constant reminders, and even notify you if her medicine is not taken. Two products that offer this are MedMinder (medminder.com, 888-633-6463), which rents for $40 per month, and the Philips Medication Dispensing Service (managemypills.com, 888-632-3261) that costs $75/month. 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.Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay at Home THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller District recognizes Water Reuse Week The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) recently observed Water Reuse Week to highlight the importance of water reuse to the sustainability of Flor idas water supply and overall ecosystem. Water reuse is essential to ensuring safe, clean and sustainable water resources. As part of the Districts efforts to highlight water reuse awareness throughout the 16-county coverage area, here are five facts about how the District is working with others to protect Floridas water supply: The District has partnered with Tampa Bay Water to create 110 million gallons per day of new alternative water supplies in the Tampa Bay area. The District has the lowest per capita usage in the state, with consumers using 98 gallons per person per day in the Tampa Bay area. In Florida, the statewide average is 133 gallons per person per day. Ten percent of all water we use is reclaimed water, which offsets 160 million gallons per day of groundwater throughout the District. District-wide, we have funded enough reclaimed water projects for pipes reaching from Tampa to Washington D.C. (913 miles.) Since 1992, the District has funded indoor and outdoor water conservation projects ranging from toilet rebate/replacements to landscape and irrigation evaluations, conserving over 14.5 million gallons per day of potable water. Thats up to $217 million that didnt need to be spent on creating new alternative water supply. Florida began celebrating Water Reuse Week in 2007, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Reuse Program as a national leader in water efficiency.

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They provided us with food, ammunition and courage. More than 800 people turned out to honor the armed forces May 27 at a Memorial Day commemoration at Sun City Center. Too many people today, especially younger people, dont understand the real meaning of Memorial Day, Jennifer Carroll told the audience at the Borini Theater. While many treat the national holiday as an excuse to go to the beach or shop, its a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, Floridas former lieutenant governor said. We are here to remember those who gave the last full measure of their devotion, as Abraham Lincoln said, so millions could bask in the light of freedom. Carroll, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, said those who have served in the armed forces and their families know better than anyone that freedom is not free. While American troops have taken the battle overseas again since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the U.S. is not there to interfere, Carroll said. We are not the worlds police, we are liberators. Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Larry Chambers served as grand marshal for the Recognition of Our Community Military Veterans and A Tribute to Our Departed Comrades. Students from East Bay High Schools JROTC Color Guard presented the colors at the event, which also featured the Trinity Baptist Church Choir. A roll call of departed comrades, where every name of a local veteran who died in the last year was read out, was accompanied by a living flag tribute. Our very survival as a country depends on what veterans have done, said retired U.S. Navy Commander Edward Socha. Aboard the USS Maryland on the date which will live in infamy, Socha recalled Japanese torpedoes slamming into the USS Oklahoma moored beside his own ship in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. It was a horrendous day that I will never forget, said Socha. The event was sponsored by Sun City Center veterans groups. KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSEvery seat in the house was taken for the Memorial Day commemoration at Sun City Centers Borini Theatre May 27, with more than 800 people turning out for the event. Harold Heil, a former U.S. Army combat engineer, was among more than 800 who turned out May 27 at a Memorial Day commemoration at Sun City Center. Larry Chambers, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and grand marshal for the Memorial Day ceremony, is joined by Ken Browning, right, and Robert Leonard of the Boy Scouts as he lays a wreath outside the Borini Theatre at the conclusion of the event.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS MAY 30, 2013Apollo Beach woman joins Tastefully SimpleStephanie Thanos of Apollo Beach has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easyto-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Thanos offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simples products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients. For more information about Tastefully Simple products, tastetesting parties or starting your own Tastefully Simple business, contact Stephanie Thanos at sthanos2000@verizon.net. E.G. Simmons Parks Fishing Camp will give children the knowledge, skills and practice they need to reel in any fish and enjoy a rewarding lifelong pursuit. This camp is designed for children ages 8-15 with little or no fishing experience. The only requirement is an interest in fishing, and love of outdoor experiences. Online registration is now open, and cost is only $120 per two-week session. E.G. Simmons Park is located at 2401 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin. Summer Camps will be held Monday, June 17 to Friday, Aug. 9 on Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. At E.G. Simmons Park, campers will put their skills to work through daily practice, competition, and fishing. Hands-on activities include casting, filleting fish, fly fishing (casting, tying a fly and fishing), how to take care of fishing-tackle and gear, knot tying, making monofilament recycling containers and throwing a cast net. Museum of Photographic Arts offers Photocamp for kidsPhotos in the 3rd Dimension Ages 11-15: Monday Friday, June 17 21, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Ages 7-10: Monday Friday, June 24 28, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. If this class was a milkshake, it would be a tart, lumpy mixture of Dorothea Lange photography, a Joan Miro painting, the sarcasm of Salvador Dali, with a pinch of abstract figurative sculpture and a dash of paper mache. It would taste horrible, but youd never forget it. Come prepared to get messy, take tons of photos, and learn about those little symbols on your LCD screen. Be prepared, though the project you complete will absolutely not fit in a photo album. Students should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, bring cameras and a non-perishable lunch, beverage and snack. Post-Apocalyptic Photography Ages 7-10: Monday Friday, July 22 26, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Ages 11-15: Monday Friday, July 15 19, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Imagine the electrical grid is down. The streets are empty. Forget about zombies, because youve got bigger things to worry about: your digital camera is useless. USB cable...batteries...SD card...no way. What are you going to do? Well, youre going to build your own camera, of course. Come join us for the trials, tribulations, and thrills of creating a camera that takes old school photos. After all, someone has to document Armageddon. Students should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, bring cameras and a non-perishable lunch, beverage and snack. The cost for members of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is $140; not-yet bembers, $160. The instructor is Antonio Hernandez, in his fifth year as a Photocamp instructor. Tony has a BFA from the University of Florida with a minor in Art History and has been a Hillsborough County elementary school art teacher for the past 13 years. In addition, he is actively working on several freelance projects in video production and other fine art pursuits. Tony is a parent of two elementary school children. The museum is located in The Cube at Rivergate Plaza, 400 N. Ashley Dr. in Tampa. For additional information, call 813-221-2222 or visit www.FMoPA.org.County Extension Service offers 4-H summer day campsHillsborough County Extension Service invites kids between the ages 8-13 to 2013 4-H Summer Day Camps, which offer an exceptional opportunity to learn while having fun: June 13-14 -Super Scientist Camp Campers will experience first-hand the wonders of science through fun, hands-on (and sometimes messy) experiments. Campers will explore basic biology, chemistry and physics. June 17-18 Creepy Crawly Camp Campers will experience nature through insects. Campers will learn about insect characteristics, identification, mimicry and more. Campers will demonstrate what they learn on an insect safari. June 20-21Lost In Space Camp Through fun, hands-on activities, campers will explore the excitement and wonder of space and their solar system. After a space exploration gone awry, campers will use GPS and work as a team to find their way home. July 1-2 Health Rocks & More Camp Campers will move and groove to their favorite music and learn to make healthy snacks. This camp will cover many health topics using hands-on activities campers will enjoy. July 8-10 Junk Drawer Robotics Camp Campers will explore the design and function of robotic arms, hands and grippers and build a robotic arm that really moves. Campers will also design and build machines that roll, slide, draw or move underwater and explore robot mobility, movement, power transfer and locomotion. (3-day camp) July 18-19 Film Making Camp Campers will experience filmmaking a videography, and will produce, direct and star in their own mini movies. Register at hillsboroughcounty4hsummercamps.eventbrite.com These camps are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will take place at the Hillsborough County Extension Service Office, 5339 County Road in Seffner. Each camp is $25 per person and includes two snacks per day. Campers must bring their own lunch. Camps must reach a minimum of 10 campers with a maximum of 20. For more information, call Brent Broaddus at 813-744-5519 or broaddus@hillsboroughcounty.org. SouthShore Chamber to close Ruskin officeOn June 17 the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce will close its Ruskin office, consolidating operations into the newer and much larger office in Apollo Beach. While Chamber officials are sad to close an office that has been in the community for decades, it was no longer feasible to continue having two offices, especially when they were in such close proximity to one another. Since the merger took place nearly two years ago now, the SouthShore Chamber membership has grown considerably, and the office in Apollo Beach suits its needs much better. As the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, the board and staff have done a great job representing both the Ruskin and Apollo Beach communities. That will not change. The June after-hours will be held at the Ruskin office on Wednesday, June 5. The Board and the Chambers Ambassadors will host the event. It will be an opportunity to remember the great times and successes that came from that office and to look forward to the future. Those who like Bluegrass music will want to be at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on Saturday, June 15 when Southern Express Bluegrass Band takes to the stage for the P.A.C. Lite Summer Variety Series. There will be two performances, one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 7 p.m., and the public is invited. Southern Express is composed of five of the best pickers: Larry Jackson Jr on guitar, Rick Hinson on bass, Ron Rimmer on banjo, Bryce Hall on mandolin, and multi-year Florida State Fiddler Steve Durrwachter. Audiences will delight in favorite Bluegrass Bluegrass, anyone?tunes from Dueling Banjos to Rocky Top. The band will perform a few gospel tunes as well. Tickets for Southern Express Bluegrass Band are $10, available at the SCC Atrium kiosk, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. ~ noon. To order tickets with a credit card, call 813-220-7913. 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. Reel in a big one at E.G. Simmons Parks Summer Fishing CampFishing discussions will include angling ethics, conservation, fishing reports, handling a fish properly and dehooking, limits and seasons, local species, rules and guidelines and use of circle hooks. Additional camp activities include canoeing and kayaking, camping skills, hiking and swimming. All sessions will include field trips and, for an additional fee of $25, campers can participate in a 5-Hour Deep Sea Fishing Trip with Hubbards Marina. Fishing stats will be kept, and awards and prizes will be given out at the endof-camp party and fish fry. Camp sessions will be taught by local professional fishing captains and organizations including Coastal Conservation Association, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the Suncoast Fly Fishing Club. Camp partners include the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, Fish Florida and the Guy Harvey Foundation. A Puppet of Your OwnYou dont have to be a great artist to make a great puppet. All you need is a sock, a few art supplies and some imagination. Any sock you can slide your hand into and move it around will work for a puppet. If you plan to draw a face on your sock puppet, you might want to get a white sock. Slide the sock onto your hand, close your hand and mark where you think the eyes, nose and mouth should go. Then sketch or glue them on if using felt. Once your puppet has a face, you can give it a name and start practicing with it. Youll want to try different voices and hand positions to bring your puppet to life. Jokes and Riddles Jokes and RiddlesQ:A: Because his arrows were all in a quiver!Why couldnt the Robin Hood puppet hit the target? What did the Goldilocks puppet use to mop up the spilled milk?Q:A: A spongecake!The Consumer Confidence Report for Park Village Homeowners Association of Ruskin, Inc. can be reviewed at 2035 Park Village Dr., Ruskin, FL.

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He has been busy befriending the gals in his cat condo and watching the birds from the lanai. He would really like to find his forever home though. Wont you come and give Oreo a second chance at happiness? Oreo is neutered and fully vaccinated and micro chipped. DOB: June 2, 2011. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Excel: Introduction & Formatting Tuesday, June 4 at 1 p.m. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Adult/Teen Painting Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Come for an expressive evening of painting with art instructor Anne Walker. All levels welcome and materials will be provided. ASR2013 Limit 22. 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. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 5 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! Excel: Basic Calculations Thursday, June 6 at 1 p.m. Learn about the functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Limit: 20. No fuss Foods Friday, June 7 at 11 a.m. Cooking delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods as she demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Excel: Charts, Graphs and Printing Friday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Learn how Excel prints data and seup page formats. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Limit: 20. How to Get Started in Astronomy Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. Many people who decide to take up astronomy as a hobby are quickly overwhelmed by the myriad of choices in equipment. Join Craig MacDougal as he takes a step-by-step approach to boil down the process to a few key principles. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 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. Business slow? 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I know people who were successful in law enforcement and health care who are now living on the streets. They are just like anyone else but they have fallen on hard times. They want to be successful but they have numerous obstacles in their way. More than 2,200 men, women and children will sleep in the woods, cars or abandoned buildings tonight, according to a Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition. Around 170 of those are veterans, according to the federally mandated homeless count which was conducted last month. The real number is higher, experts say. The count is always an estimate and always an undercount, said Lesa Weikel, community relations manager for the Homeless Coalition. The Coalition is required to do the count over 24 hours so getting to every homeless person in Hillsborough County, an area of 1,100 square miles, is not easy especially when many of those people are living in the woods or abandoned buildings and many of whom, for whatever reason, dont want to be found. The May 17 report also found 12,843 people precariously housed, a 23 percent increase over the 2011number. While not literally homeless, these individuals and households are at high risk of becoming homeless. The count data shows we, as a community, are moving in the right direction, but it is impossible to tell how much of the decrease represents real progress and how much is due to undercounting, said Maria Barcus, CEO of Hillsboroughs Homeless Coalition.  The 2014 homeless count will provide a better understanding and assessment. The 2014 count will take place during the last 10 days of February with a shorter questionnaire. Unlike previous homeless counts, the 2014 survey will also include those who are clearly homeless but refuse to participate in the survey. Despite their wariness over the latest count, advocates do credit a number of federally funded programs with helping the homeless. The new programs, launched in 2011, helped more than 1,900 people who were either homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, according to the Homeless Coalition. Two of the new programs, the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration project and Supportive Services for Veteran Families, helped 347 veterans in the last two years, according to the Coalition I fell through the cracks and nobody saw it, said Ray (we are not using his last name), a 20year veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Facing the collapse of his second marriage and unemployment on his return from his first tour of duty, Ray signed up for a second tour in Iraq. I volunteered for my second deployment for one reason: to die, Ray said. Thomas Brown found Ray living in a Tampa homeless shelter and brought him into the Veterans Assistance Center at Tampa Crossroads. I was pretty close to bottom but he (Brown) actually listened. He was interested. I was one of the lucky ones, said Ray who is now working and living in his own home. I would be buried in some grave somewhere if it wasnt for [Tampa Crossroads]. For those who want help, Brown sets up interviews with case workers who assist the vet with benefits, housing and finding a job. Finding children living in a homeless camp is especially difficult, Brown said. I try to help them more than anyone else. It doesnt sit well with me. There are 62,619 long-term homeless veterans in the U.S., according to the U.S. Inter Agency Council on Homelessness. Some 12,240 Florida veterans live on the streets, according to a 2011 Florida Dept. of Children & Families report. Only California has more homeless veterans. The average person in Hillsborough County has no idea of the extent of veteran homelessness in our community, said Justin Baker, a case Missing In America Homeless Veteransu Help for veterans and their families This program, funded by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) aims to improve very low-income Veteran families housing stability. SSVF was awarded to the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County in partnership with Tampa Crossroads and Bay Area Legal Service. For more information and to be screened for the SSVF program, contact Tampa Crossroads Veterans Assistance Center, 4203 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33603, (813) 238-8557 x300. The Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Project (VHPD) is a new initiative by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide assistance to veterans at-risk of becoming homeless or newly homeless. Funding for the assistance program is provided by HUD. For more information and to see if you are eligible contact one of the following: VHPD Coordinator, (813) 979-3563; Vet Center Homeless Outreach Specialist, (813) 2282621 or the VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877424-3838) available 24/7.u

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MAY 30, 2013 11 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! THE KEGGJust the Way you like them manager at Tampa Crossroads, which also runs Athena House, the only residential housing complex for homeless female veterans in Florida. We deal with veterans who have been self-sufficient all their lives and then a crisis happened where they need assistance and they just happen to fall on hard times. Those hard times can come as the result of a divorce, loss of a job, a death in the family or any number of reasons, Baker said. There are no two cases that are alike as to why someone ends up homeless. Janet Spivey and her husband Curtis are among those trying to help. Members of the Patriot Guard (motorcycle) Riders who provide escorts for military funerals, the Spiveys met a disabled veteran earlier this year who told the couple about the plight of Floridas homeless veterans. Working with the Sumter County Veterans Service Office, which referred her to need-based organizations in Hillsborough, the Spiveys Bushnell church began collecting clothes and money for sleeping bags and tents. I wouldnt take just anyone out to the homeless camps but Janet and Curtis are solid people who really want to help, said Brown who took the couple to a homeless camp in Brandon. In Spiveys experience, the homeless take only what they need and are very grateful. She remembered a former soldier nicknamed Caveman, who had requested a sleeping bag. She brought him that and a jacket. I said, Look at this nice jacket. Its just your size. And the tears just rolled down his face. Brown said the private donations give the veterans a boost, showing them someone cares. It makes a huge difference in their morale if nothing else. The Spiveys also take Bibles. I dont push them on the people, but theyre out there, and if they can read it, it gives them a little bit of hope. Tackling homelessness among veterans is not an issue that can be solved by Tampa Crossroads or the Homeless Coalition, said Tampa Crossroads CEO Sara Romeo, a Brandon native. This is a problem that has to be solved by our entire community. We need landlords to step up. We are not asking for free apartments, there is funding available, said Romeo, who works closely with the VA and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide services to veterans. We need employers to step up (and employ formerly homeless veterans). We need companies like TECO to step up and work with us because sometimes its not possible for a family to pay a $400 deposit to have their electric turned on right away. There are a lot of pieces in this puzzle. We cant just put a person in a house and say good luck. We need to be able to make sure they can afford the rent and are working. These are people who just want a hand up, not a hand out. Missing In America... How you can helpThere are many ways the community can help house chronically homeless men and women, according to the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition. Developers and owners of large housing properties could donate an apartment or two to provide housing to someone. Faith and service groups could choose to do a fundraiser to cover housing expenses for a person for a year, or put together move-in kits with cleaning supplies, towels and linens, pots and pans. For more information call the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition at (813) 223-6115 or email info@ homelessofhc.org. Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans who are homeless, is currently looking for bicycles. We have a number of clients who live a mile or more from their place of work who need bikes to get back and forth, said Sara Romeo, Tampa Crossroads CEO. The group helped more than 1,000 veterans and their families last year. The group also accepts anything that will help ease the move of veterans transitioning to housing, like pots and pans, shower supplies and towels and linens. Employers looking to hire veterans and landlords with available apartments We are not looking for free apartments, rents are paid, Romeo said are also invited to contact Tampa Crossroads through the groups website or by calling (813) 238-8557 Ext. 300.Homeless vets by the numbers13% of the homeless adult population are veterans 20% of the male homeless population are veterans 68% reside in principal cities 32% reside in suburban/rural areas 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities 50% have serious mental illness 70% have substance abuse problems 51% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans 50% are age 51 or older, compared to 19% non-veteransSource: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans TAMPA cCROssSSROADsS PhHOTOThomas Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, walks through the woods looking for a homeless camp. USF helps the VA implement model to tackle homelessnessBy %  KEVIN BRADYRapid housing, with a strong support structure, is the key to solving long-term homelessness among veterans, says a Tampa professor who has been working on the issue for more than a decade. The days of the revolving door of shelter care should be over, said Mark Engelhardt. There will always be a need for shelter care but the real solution to homelessness is permanent housing. Engelhardt and other faculty members at the University of South Floridas Dept. of Mental Health, Law & Policy, helped the Department of Veterans Affairs implement a model Housing First for tackling homelessness among veterans. The model, which includes rapid rehousing with an intensive support structure, is being tested at 14 sites across the county, including one at Bay Pines in St. Petersburg. Its success is leading to a sea change in attitudes about how to end homelessness with the Veterans Administration and advocacy groups now endorsing the proven approach, which has years of research behind it. If you ask a layman they understand housing is the solution to homelessness but in the case of many people who are homeless, especially long-term homeless veterans, they need support services as well as housing. As part of the National Center among Homeless Veterans, USF was part of a team that assisted the Department of Veterans Affairs implement the Housing First model. It is based on the Pathways to Housing; an idea originated in New York City over two decades ago and developed by a team lead by Dr. Sam Tsemberis. The Housing First model is relatively simple: provide housing first, and then combine that housing with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. Housing is provided in apartments scattered throughout a community, fostering a sense of home and self-determination and speeding the reintegration into the u Mark Engelhardt

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MAY 30, 2013 11 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! THE KEGGJust the Way you like them manager at Tampa Crossroads, which also runs Athena House, the only residential housing complex for homeless female veterans in Florida. We deal with veterans who have been self-sufficient all their lives and then a crisis happened where they need assistance and they just happen to fall on hard times. Those hard times can come as the result of a divorce, loss of a job, a death in the family or any number of reasons, Baker said. There are no two cases that are alike as to why someone ends up homeless. Janet Spivey and her husband Curtis are among those trying to help. Members of the Patriot Guard (motorcycle) Riders who provide escorts for military funerals, the Spiveys met a disabled veteran earlier this year who told the couple about the plight of Floridas homeless veterans. Working with the Sumter County Veterans Service Office, which referred her to need-based organizations in Hillsborough, the Spiveys Bushnell church began collecting clothes and money for sleeping bags and tents. I wouldnt take just anyone out to the homeless camps but Janet and Curtis are solid people who really want to help, said Brown who took the couple to a homeless camp in Brandon. In Spiveys experience, the homeless take only what they need and are very grateful. She remembered a former soldier nicknamed Caveman, who had requested a sleeping bag. She brought him that and a jacket. I said, Look at this nice jacket. Its just your size. And the tears just rolled down his face. Brown said the private donations give the veterans a boost, showing them someone cares. It makes a huge difference in their morale if nothing else. The Spiveys also take Bibles. I dont push them on the people, but theyre out there, and if they can read it, it gives them a little bit of hope. Tackling homelessness among veterans is not an issue that can be solved by Tampa Crossroads or the Homeless Coalition, said Tampa Crossroads CEO Sara Romeo, a Brandon native. This is a problem that has to be solved by our entire community. We need landlords to step up. We are not asking for free apartments, there is funding available, said Romeo, who works closely with the VA and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide services to veterans. We need employers to step up (and employ formerly homeless veterans). We need companies like TECO to step up and work with us because sometimes its not possible for a family to pay a $400 deposit to have their electric turned on right away. There are a lot of pieces in this puzzle. We cant just put a person in a house and say good luck. We need to be able to make sure they can afford the rent and are working. These are people who just want a hand up, not a hand out. Missing In America... How you can helpThere are many ways the community can help house chronically homeless men and women, according to the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition. Developers and owners of large housing properties could donate an apartment or two to provide housing to someone. Faith and service groups could choose to do a fundraiser to cover housing expenses for a person for a year, or put together move-in kits with cleaning supplies, towels and linens, pots and pans. For more information call the Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition at (813) 223-6115 or email info@ homelessofhc.org. Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans who are homeless, is currently looking for bicycles. We have a number of clients who live a mile or more from their place of work who need bikes to get back and forth, said Sara Romeo, Tampa Crossroads CEO. The group helped more than 1,000 veterans and their families last year. The group also accepts anything that will help ease the move of veterans transitioning to housing, like pots and pans, shower supplies and towels and linens. Employers looking to hire veterans and landlords with available apartments We are not looking for free apartments, rents are paid, Romeo said are also invited to contact Tampa Crossroads through the groups website or by calling (813) 238-8557 Ext. 300.Homeless vets by the numbers13% of the homeless adult population are veterans 20% of the male homeless population are veterans 68% reside in principal cities 32% reside in suburban/rural areas 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities 50% have serious mental illness 70% have substance abuse problems 51% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans 50% are age 51 or older, compared to 19% non-veteransSource: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans TAMPA cCROssSSROADsS PhHOTOThomas Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, walks through the woods looking for a homeless camp. USF helps the VA implement model to tackle homelessnessBy %  KEVIN BRADYRapid housing, with a strong support structure, is the key to solving long-term homelessness among veterans, says a Tampa professor who has been working on the issue for more than a decade. The days of the revolving door of shelter care should be over, said Mark Engelhardt. There will always be a need for shelter care but the real solution to homelessness is permanent housing. Engelhardt and other faculty members at the University of South Floridas Dept. of Mental Health, Law & Policy, helped the Department of Veterans Affairs implement a model Housing First for tackling homelessness among veterans. The model, which includes rapid rehousing with an intensive support structure, is being tested at 14 sites across the county, including one at Bay Pines in St. Petersburg. Its success is leading to a sea change in attitudes about how to end homelessness with the Veterans Administration and advocacy groups now endorsing the proven approach, which has years of research behind it. If you ask a layman they understand housing is the solution to homelessness but in the case of many people who are homeless, especially long-term homeless veterans, they need support services as well as housing. As part of the National Center among Homeless Veterans, USF was part of a team that assisted the Department of Veterans Affairs implement the Housing First model. It is based on the Pathways to Housing; an idea originated in New York City over two decades ago and developed by a team lead by Dr. Sam Tsemberis. The Housing First model is relatively simple: provide housing first, and then combine that housing with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. Housing is provided in apartments scattered throughout a community, fostering a sense of home and self-determination and speeding the reintegration into the u Mark Engelhardt

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So in 1963, Dr. Lennard began his career as a teacher at Ruskin Elementary School and then went on to teach at East Bay High School. In 1979, he became a supervisor. He was never a principal, which is usually the next step in educations administrative path. I was an assistant supervisor, and then worked as Deputy Supervisor, he said. So when I was offered the position, I felt it was the thing to do. Lennard did this job until July 1, 1996 when he thought he was retiring. His retirement didnt go as planned either. In 2009 he was elected to the position of Supervisor of Elections; a position he held until 2013. Life can certainly take many turns, Lennard said. Im very grateful for everything Ive gotten a chance to do. The best part of life isnt having a certain job. Its reaching for and attaining goals. Lennard said he never forgot the words of John F. Kennedys speech. They influenced him throughout his entire life. Right about the time I heard the speech, I was in a class called American Ideas. One of the professors in that class influenced me too. We talked a lot about what was needed in the country. Dedicated teachers were, and are always, needed, he explained. When talking about the milestones in his life, Lennard said by the time hed reached his 10th high school reunion, he was completely comfortable with his job as a teacher. At that time he expected to remain a teacher for 30 or so years and then retire. But by my 25th, I was a supervisor, and although at first I didnt think Id be, I was comfortable in administration too. As the years went by, I could see that what each of us did had a ripple effect on everyone who worked with us, as well as on the students. Will the plans made by todays graduating seniors remain in tact or will they be even bigger and better than their original plans as Dr. Lennards were? Students at the South County Career Center have already started studies in their chosen line of work along with attaining their high school diplomas. Depending upon their chosen profession, some will have paperwork that certifies them to go straight to work. Culinary student James Maldanado plans to have his own restaurant before the next 10 years is up. Then, in 25 years, I see myself having a club thatll blow peoples minds, he said. In 50, I can pass it down to someone in my family. Elizabeth Yemen wants to work in a biochemical laboratory but also wants to help the community as a volunteer paramedic. In 25 years I hope to be helping to fund scholarships for students who cant afford college, she added. Looking ahead 50 years Yemen pictures herself helping her children and grandchildren succeed as well. Brenden Stearns is heading for police academy. Twenty-five years from now I hope to be a prestigious captain and have a loving family, he said. Stearns and every other student interviewed for this storywith the exception of Privetteimagines himself (or herself) retired on or before their 50th high school reunion. Only time will tell what life has in store for the Class of 2013. Accompanying this story are the statistics of the graduating classes of five South County high schools as well as the career center. Numbers graduating and valedictorians and salutatorians are included. But one South County salutatorian has a slightly different story so we will mention her here. Samantha Schneider-Behen of Apollo Beach is the 2013 salutatorian at Blake High School in Tampa. She chose to travel to Tampa instead of attending her local school because of its focus on the arts. My gradepointaverage is 6.3. I have worked very hard, Schneider-Behen said. I went to Howard W. Blake High School because it is a magnet school that focuses in the arts. My first love is musical theater so it was a natural fit. I will be attending Oklahoma City University in the fall of 2013. I will be in a bachelor of music degree program with a focus in Musical Theater. So will we one day see Schneider-Behen on the Broadway stage or perhaps in a movie on prime time television? Or will her life be even bigger and better than any dream could predict? The world is waiting for the next Lucille Ball or John Wayne. Or perhaps a South County graduate from the Class of 2013 will break groundmaybe even be the first woman president. When Madame Curie graduated no one predicted she would be the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize. Graduating classesu u Samantha SchneiderBehen

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MAY 30, 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 Visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes and events: JSAMedicalGroup.com Click Events Thu 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 pmMon 10: 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 11: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed12: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 14: 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 Life paths twist and turn. South Countys Dr. Earl Lennard is certainly proof of that. So when the caps are thrown in Graduatesu Some decisions are best made with the heart%  Seventeen and starry-eyed, after my high school graduation ceremony at the Convention Center on the boardwalk June 13, 1963 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, I planned to share an apartment with my friend Pam in New York City. Wed worked together after school and on weekends for almost two years at New Jersey Bell Telephone Company to pay for the privilege of driving our cars just about wherever we wanted including the area Bruce Springsteen another graduate of Asbury Park High School always referred to at his performances as The Circuit. It was about a half mile square that included a stretch of blacktop parallel to the boardwalk where all the rides, clubs and teens converged on Friday and Saturday nights. It was a great place to grow up. At 14, I had my first job as a camp counselor for five-and-six year olds. I loved it because the job gave me the privilege of using the facilities of the most exclusive club on the beach. In the early s, child work laws went like this: if you could hold a hammer somebody handed you one and expected you to swing it. And not at a person on a construction job. I could swim no matter how big the waves were and had managed youngsters in a Sunday school class and those two qualifications allowed me to be a camp counselor in charge of about 20 kids. Yes, things were different then. But like the Class of 2013, we in the Class of had plans. Some plans changed. Others stayed the same. But life happens and we have to roll with it no matter what. Nobody could have told me the night I took my graduation walk that in three years the only man Id ever known as my dad would be dead; Id have buried my first child; or that Id get to live in (and travel through) Europe as a military dependent and visit more than three-quarters of the United States as well. Good things and bad. None planned, yet all a part of life. Graduation night was all about the plans wed made and how we were about to begin them. The best advice I could give todays graduates is to never give up on a dream and settle for something less. So what if you have to take it in stages, or do something else for awhile, or even if you get knocked down and think you cant get back up. As time goes on, even if the plan goes completely awry, the twists and turns in life can be a good learning experience and take you down roads youd have never gotten to travel if youd stayed right on track. I recently interviewed former superintendent of schools Earl J. Lennard. Hed planned to be a lawyer. Instead he ended up influencing thousands of students both directly and indirectly through the school district employees hes supervised. The only thing we can count on is change. We have to roll with it or we might as well roll over and play dead. Pam and I never made it to New York. When I went back to New Jersey for my 25th reunion, I visited with her for awhile and met her husband Me at 17.u PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOTeachers, advisors, and Principal Sandra Bailey, third from left, chaperoned the South County Career Center prom at the main clubhouse at MiraBay. They seemed to have as much fun as the students. the air and the gowns come off, anything is possible. Congratulations to all South Countys grads!

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14 MAY 30, 2013 JUNE EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! Aging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager.2:30-4 p.m. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care.2:30-4 p.m. Mental Wellness Support Group. Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center1:30-3:30 p.m. Parkinsons Support Group of Sun City Center. Sponsored by The Mens Club of SCC. Facilitated by Eden Feldman, MSW, Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Through the summer months, we will have Sharing is Caring. Come with questions and leave with answers. If you have Parkinsons or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! FREE Valet Parking available at Entrance.10-11 a.m. Oh, My Aching Legs presented by Martin Aldrich, M.D., F.A.C.C. from the Aldrich Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Aldrich is a board certied cardiologist who will be discussing leg pain including signs, causes and treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease and Peripheral Venous Disease. Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring your loved one for a well-deserved break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. 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 tal)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 streets in Ybor City. As was the case with Head, Heart and Hands, Parkers completed work was not the result of a solitary effort, but rather the outcome of a community effort, from research into the color and history of Ybor City to the physical processes of obtaining, installing and moving the scaffolding required to paint the enormous mural. It was a huge community effort, Parker said. We basically quadrupled our budget with in-kind donations. There are so many people to thank. There were community members that come out to help us sandblast it, put up the scaffolding. It really was a great effort. The mural opens an otherwise gritty industrial area to light and color. Thousands of cars pass by it each day on their way into or out of downtown Tampa. The mural is a tribute to the history of Ybor City. It even reflects the character of the neighborhood today; its bright, interesting, and forward-looking, Mayor Buckhorn said. Parker, a native of Massachusetts, has called Ruskin home for more than a decade. For his Ruskin mural, commissioned in 2008 by the Southshore Arts Council and funded primarily by the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, Parker enlisted the help of a team of artists from around the area, many of them young people, to photograph the community. The photos were combined with historical research to create the story intertwined across Head, Heart and Hands. In Ybor City, Parker again enlisted the assistance of students from a class he taught at Hillsborough Community College to gather history, photos, interviews with local residents, and information about how the community should be depicted. Although it is art on a grand scale, the faces and landmarks in the mural tell personal and individual stories. Some of the names and faces, such as Frank Adamo, Tony Pizzo and Don Vincente Martinez-Ybor, are known to long-time residents, others, such as the faces of two women prominently depicted on the mural, are unknown stories that were inspired by a photograph Parker found during research into Ybor City cigar factories. The mural encompasses the totality of the community, from the people, both known and unknown, who made it work, including an immigrant family just setting out on their American journey, to a ship in the harbor to the skyline of the city of Tampa. Tampa City Councilwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin described it as a portal to the past. Indeed, but it is a portal with an eye to the future, a roadway from the past to the present and beyond. It also changes the face of an otherwise faceless industrial boulevard. The public-private effort has been two years in the making. It took Parker nearly a year to paint the mural. More than two-dozen businesses and organizations provided support to make it possible. The mural has been described as the largest, outdoor original artwork in the state of Florida. It is so immense in scale that it is nearly impossible to take it all in while standing beneath it, as it would be for those driving by on Adamo Drive. David Scott of the Ybor City Development Corp. suggested an ideal option for enjoying the mural would be via a viewing platform across the highway, beneath elevated portions of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. Until such a venue is built, however, most visitors will have to take in the mural in smaller pieces, and over time. The mural was painted to last for many years. A second mural is planned for a warehouse between 21st and 22nd streets, also along Adamo Drive. A year ago, the first brush strokes of paint were applied to the corrugated steel of the building for a work of art so immense that gauging the days progress required climbing off of the scaffolding and walking far back to see the scale that could not be seen while up close. According to David Scott, Parker used many of the same techniques as were used by Michelangelo in painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Fresh from completing what is likely the largest public art project in Florida, what is the next step for Parker, who has created murals around the Tampa Bay area and nationally? Im going to hang out in Ruskin and work in my studio, he said with a smile. For more information about the mural, visit www.yborartproject. com. u Parker used many of the same techniques as were used by Michelangelo in painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSTampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn dedicated the mural that is on Adamo Drive between 17th and 19th streets in Ybor City. Although large in scale, the 12,000 foot mural tells numerous personal and individual stories.Local artist paints mural

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MAY 30, 2013 15 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Nexium 20 mg ..............$28/monthCrestor 10 mg ..............$30/monthViagra 100 mg .......................$3/upAdvair 250/50mcg ...........(3) $164 Cymbalta 30 mg ..........$34/monthCelebrex 200 mg .........$30/month $10 OFFInitial OrderCANADIAN MEDS SOUTHDISCOUNT PRES CRIPTION DRUGS2Locations APOLLO SUN CITY CENTER BEACH KP Main Clubhouse (813) 413-7912sue@canadianmedssouth.com CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL The area just experienced Memorial Day weekend, with our waterways crowded with boats. It is one of the most popular days for fishing, swimming, and cruising in our local waters. I spoke to several who spent their day free of anxiety and no storms. Their day was spent enjoying the wonders of our surrounding waters. They had a camera aboard to record the numerous different species of birds. Another group was excited about the dolphins that soared into the air and followed their boat for some time. We are coming into the summer season when the children are out of school this is a great time to take them fishing. Their patience will not wear-out as they drop a line, they are more than likely to catch a fish every time. Warmer waters are attracting many species of fish to flock to the area. Many anglers are catching saltwater catfish. Often they are called trash fish. They are edible but it seems the majority of anglers throw them back or kill them. Did you know that the sail catfish has pearls in it? People often look for pearls in oysters, but not a catfish. There are two in each sailcat, in front of the eye sockets in the inner ear cavities. These pearls are ear stones and are used for the balancing mechanism of the fish. The stones are also used by scientists to tell the age of the fish. Most ages of fish are determined by the number of scales, but the sailcat has no scales. Sheepshead has been a hot catch for many this week. Legal l2 inches with l5 per harvest per day. A fish with lots of teeth, sharp fins, black and white striped, good lean white meat, but boney. Fresh water panfish have been plentiful in our warm waters of upper Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. This will be a fun catch for your children. Catfish in our freshwater lakes and rivers have been hungry and eager to take your bait this week. I talked to anglers who fish only for freshwater catfish. They say that it is as much fun as fishing for saltwater game fish. Redfish catches have been popular this week. Many brought in their one each legal catch of l8 inches or not more than 27 inches. Silver trout are schooling around docks and piers. They grace many dinner tables Some are throwing perfect circles over schools of mullet, pulling in enough to feed a large group of people without much effort. Cobia are still roaming our waters, and I saw several arriving at Williams Park dock this weekend. Flounder catches were plentiful this past week, with legal being 12 inches, l0 per day, per harvest. When fishing KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR POWER, you have learned how to use it and where to make your catch.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Waterways full on Memorial Day weekendEleven teams and 26 individual apprentice linemen recently competed in Floridas 2013 Duke Energy Linemans Rodeo for a chance to compete nationally in October. Often ranked as one of the most hazardous jobs in America, electrical linemen risk their lives every day to keep the lights on across the country, said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy state president Florida. This work requires continuous training and practice, which includes the Linemens Rodeo. Linemen are highly skilled professionals who are as much aerial acrobats as they are technicians. They are often the unsung heroes you see in bucket trucks or climbing utility poles no matter what the weather to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The events in the rodeo are designed to test job-related skills, including hurt-man rescues, equipment repair, pole climbs and more. Participants were judged on their speed, agility, technique and the Linemen compete in the Progress Energy Rodeo in April, 2013. Lineman showcase their skills during Linemans Rodeo in St. Peteuse of proper safety procedures. The winners of Duke Energys rodeos in Florida, Indiana and the Carolinas will qualify to compete in the 30th Annual International Linemans Rodeo, which will be held Oct. 19 in Bonner Springs, KS. The international event draws competitors from throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Did you know A lineman must wear personal protective equipment while working. This includes such items as leather and rubber gloves, shoulder guards, hard hats and glasses, and protective footwear. This can add 30 pounds to the basic uniform. Linemen still climb poles and it can take several years to get good at it. Poles vary in length, so linemen can climb and work up to 200 feet in the air. When working from a bucke truck, linemen are perched 50-100 feet off the ground. Most linemen consider it a privilege to serve their communities and they love what they do. In fact, the average tenure of a lineman is between 20 and 30 years, but there are some whove been on the line for more than 40.

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16 MAY 30, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. 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Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, May 30 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 Fish & Chips 4:30 p.m. Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2 Music by Chuck Cobb 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3 Crew Games, Free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 Games in Lounge 1 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6 VA Hospital 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 6 p.m. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the internet.eBooks and Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys lage selection of eBooks in various formats.Author launches childrens book locallyDawn Rynarzewski will have a book signing on Thursday, June 6 at Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 on E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin. She will launch her childrens book Lilly Meets the Bushbees and autograph books from noon until 6 p.m. One dollar from the sale of each book will go to the children of Moose Heart. Additional monies are also slated for CARE and Dr. Otts dog park. Rynarzewski hopes to visit many of the Moose lodges located throughout the United States. Her book is about pushing through and overcoming adversity with the help of friends and family. Plans are already in the works for a second book to come out in time for the Christmas holidays. Look for this cute childrens book, Lilly Meets the Bushbees on Amazon. com in the coming weeks.Marines Marine Corps Pfc. Ivan Rodriguez, son of Alicia and Roberto Rodriguez of Wimauma, Fla., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Rodriguez stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included closeorder drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, mar tial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Rodriguez endured The Crucible, a 54hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Rodriguez is a 2011 graduate of Lennard High School in Ruskin. Army Pfc. Richard Lopez has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Lopez is the son of Lisandra Pena and Ahmed Lopez, both of Big Bend Road, Riverview. He is a 2012 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. IUfrThe University of Florida newspaper archive website can be obtained at ufdc.ufl.edu/newspapers, once youre there, type in The Observer News in the search box and click Go. Archives from January 2010 through the current issue will become available. While youre at the site, view some of Floridas historical news in the form of printed newspapers and periodicals.Its time to break out the golf cart and tootle around to do the weekly shopping. Whether its Wal-Mart or Home Depot, Alteration Station or American Momentum Bank, its just more enjoyable out in the open. We all know how much fun it is to shop in the South Shore area, but theres more to it than just the adventure. Our motto is Shopping Local Makes Cents. How true! And here are a few very important reasons why its crucial to support our local businesses as the economy improves. Shopping local protects our special local character and personality. By choosing to support local businesses, you help maintain South Shores diversity and charm. Shopping here also promotes community well-being. Local businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. We like to do business with people we know and trust; people with who we share a real relationship. Dont we want to maintain local decision making? Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. Your dollars spent in local businesses have three times the impact on our community as dollars spent outside of the area. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs and fund more city and county services through sales taxes. This in turn invests in neighborhood improvement, police, fire and ambulance, cultural arts, parks, libraries, and promotes community development. And who doesnt want more jobs and higher wages? Local businesses create more jobs right here and, in some areas, provide better wages and benefits. You may not know this, but there are many, many local entrepreneurs who fuel our local economic engine, and serve as a key means for residents to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Shopping local makes centsOur local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. Best of all, shopping local makes for a healthy competitive market. A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. And finally, a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. With so many larger communities surrounding the South Shore area, it is always tempting to drive to them to shop; however, think of all that can be gained if only we shopped local. So while the weather is wonderful, and especially as we shop for the upcoming graduations, weddings and Fathers Day, think local and shop local. Because when you break it down, shopping local really does make cents.

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Coupon expires 6/13/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 Dr. Robert A. 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 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Extra litter boxes can help a forgetful elderly cat remember where the toilet is. Provide access with litter boxes that have at least one low side. These will be easier for an older cat with achy joints to get in and out of. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday Night. ...................$1 draft beer all day. Friday Night . ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Food available Saturday, June 1. ...............5 p.m. Auxiliary Dinner. ................................................ 6:30 p.m. music by Peter Dunckel Sunday . ..............................Feather Your Nest game canceled until. ............................................ Fall. $1 draft beer all day. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. community.The number of veterans who are homeless has declined dramatically over the last three years, dropping from more than 100,000 to 62,619, according to U.S. Inter Agency Council on Homelessness. The decline is thanks, in large part, to the HUD-VA VASH program which provides federal housing vouchers and rental assistance to homeless vets. To date, HUDVASH has provided more than 42,000 homeless veterans permanent supportive housing. That leaves a core of homeless veterans many of whom have been living rough for years, their bodies and sometimes minds scarred by the mental and physical toll of living on the streets. The difference (with previous transitional residential models for veterans) is that the VA has allocated additional staff for the program so you have a combination of housing, mental health, substance abuse and peer specialists working with the veterans, said Engelhardt who is an advisor to the VA HUDVASH Program in the national implementation of Housing First. The success of the Housing First approach has also meant the VA is also working more closely with local homeless advocates. Congress may have funded the vouchers and some staffing but they did not necessarily fund the upfront costs like furniture (at a veterans new home) so thats where the interdependence between the VA and local groups comes in, said Engelhardt who is a member of the faculty at the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans. With the Obama administration and the VA vowing to end homelessness among veterans by 2020 and many local communities boasting a 10-year plan to end homelessness, advocates are encouraged but cautious. There has been tremendous progress but the funding and partnerships need to continue. and family. Her life, like mine, was nothing like wed envisioned the night we threw our blue satincovered caps in the air. Before my 25th reunion Id found a birth family Id never known; had four children; inherited stepchildren; and worked at everything from managing convenience stores (where I was robbed at gunpoint twice) to driving a floral delivery truck (yep, CDL license and all). Id gotten an A+ on the Federated Tax Preparer exam in a correspondence course which led me to do tax work part-time in season (yeah, I know I tell people I cant do math) and had worked at every job in the office of a large hotel including switchboard, front desk, reservationist, night auditor and office manager. The only thing that stayed stable was that I continued to write. From the time I first got in trouble over what Id written in a diary I think I was 10 and nothing in our house was private I knew I wanted to write for a living. The funny thing is that in my senior year drama class I changed my mind temporarily and wrote acting as my goal in the class yearbook. The drama teacher must have been pretty good for me to have done that yet I dont even remember her name. I do, however, remember my senior high school English teacher, Mrs. Van Campen, down to the minutest detail. Once I wrote a poem that won an award but originally was thrown out of the competition because I had used the word bastard to refer to a throwaway doll, which of course, was a metaphor for a person. What I remember most clearly is that Mrs. Van Campen fought for my right to remain in that competition and I did. In fact, I won it. Teachers mattered. Those high school years mattered. They taught me never to give up. I hadnt made it to school in New York but while overseas with my first husband, I took correspondence courses from USF Homeless planu Me at 67 u Writers Digest and classes on base whenever I could. It wasnt the easiest way to get an education. I realized my first plan to attend Columbia University and share an apartment with Pam, who planned to be (and easily could have been) a Barbizon model, would have been a quicker way to accomplish my goals. But once you deviate from the plan, you have to change tactics. It took a lot of postage (and return postage for rejections, before the days of email) but I finally started getting fiction stories accepted in True Love, True Romance, True Story and True Confessions none of which are true of course. But with a divorce and children to feed, house and clothes, the writing Id always wanted to do was only a sideline for many years. In the end, however, persistence always pays off. (Had I learned that from Mrs.Van Campens fight for my right to use the word bastard in a poem?) By the time Id moved to Florida from Tennessee after my divorce in 1979 I was selling news articles to Gulf Coast Fisherman, National Fisherman, Todays Christian Woman and Charisma magazine. I was also freelancing features and commentary to newspapers. Following that have been nearly 33 years of writing for seven newspapers in Hillsborough County, Florida, three of which I continue to freelance for now. Approaching my 50th reunion, I wondered how many of my high school friends had actually gotten to do what theyd planned. May 4, I attended that reunion. Ive stayed in touch with a few close friends ever since childhood, and thanks to social media, have found many more during the last 10 years. But people I hadnt seen or talked to in 50 years were recognizable, and most had memories of our times together that were as clear as mine. Class of 2013, make no mistake. Your graduation may be the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter of life, but it is only one turning point of many, many to come. Life changes you. Only you can decide if those changes (however tough) can be used for the better or the worse. One of the quietest people I knew in high school was chairman of the reunion committee. She did a monumental job of locating and contacting people all over the globe and appointed chair persons to handle all the details from constructing a website to deciding (and making) the dcor. I found my classmates remembered little things, like my dog Champs name, and how wed ridden the waves on rubber mats long before surfing became popular. Age may have changed us, but in almost every case, we were still recognizable to each other. Immediately upon my return from my reunion I was given the opportunity to interview local graduating high school seniors and ask their plans for the future. How did they see themselves in 10, 25, and 50 years? I thought it strange they all said they would be retired in 50 years. I know some of my high school friends are retired, but those of us who are blessed to be doing something we love dont want to retire. When Im not writing news, Im working off my website editing authors books or writing my own. Putting words together isnt drudgery to me, its a way of life. Its a way to call attention to good things and bad; to help the community; to leave a mark. So Class of 2013, decide what you want not by how much money you can make or how much prestige or status a certain career can get you. Decide with your heart. Everyone is born with a dream. Keep it alive always. Never let it die and you will never look back with regret.

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18 MAY 30, 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 Donna Sue HoffmanDonna Sue Hoffman, 73, of Sun City Center, FL, went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2013. Donna was born in Beaver, West Virginia, to the late Cecil and Ollie Null (Bailey), and raised in Putnam County. Donna was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ruskin, FL. She was preceded in death by her sister Maxine Snodgrass and brother Ralph Null. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, James Brownie Hoffman; daughters Deborah Kay Stegner and Teresa Ann Volmer; sisters Ella Warren and Barbara Whittington; grandsons Kenny and Kevin Grantham; and special family friend John Zuchowski. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory. A tribute to her life was on Friday, May 10 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial followed in Walker Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Astrid Diana KrantzAstrid Diana Krantz, 81, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on May 19, 2013. Astrid was born in New York, NY. She was the daughter of Elizabeth C. Palmgren and Albert W. Palmgren. In 1949 she graduated from John Adams High School in South Ozone Park, Queens, NY. After meeting the love of her life on a blind date, Astrid married the late Otto August Krantz on January 5, 1952 in Hoboken, NJ. They settled down in Queens, NY with her parents after Ottos honorable discharge from the US Air Force. After the birth of their son Steven in 1954, they moved to their first house in Bay Shore, NY in 1956. The birth of their daughter Karen soon followed in 1957. The family relocated to Rockaway Township, NJ in 1966. To pursue a warmer climate and a more relaxed lifestyle, the family made the move to Florida and settled in Seminole in 1973, almost qualifying Astrid as a native Floridian for living in the Sunshine State for 40 years. Her beloved husband Otto passed away in 1988. Upon her retirement from First Union after more than 25 years, Astrid moved to Sun City Center in 1999. While no longer working at the bank, Astrid was far from retired as she made many wonderful friends and was actively involved at Redeemer Lutheran Church and in many Sun City Center groups. She loved her friends at WELCA, Kings Point Krafters, Redeemer Needlers and the Sun City Center Kazoo Band. Her church friends and neighbors were a large part of her life. She considered them part of her family. Astrid loved the Needlers, knitting, plastic needlepoint, stuffing the monthly envelopes and counting the weekly offering at church, mysteries, especially reading mystery novels by Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner or watching the TV show Murder She Wrote, and the Peanuts comic strip, especially the Snoopy and Woodstock characters. Most of all Astrid loved her family, who will dearly miss her. Her family will miss her love of family, sense of humor, sound advice, pragmatism, strength, fairness, caring and passion for life. They will also miss her regular phone calls, letters and wonderful visits. Astrid is survived by her two children: Steven Krantz of Chapel Hill, NC and Karen Cardo of Riverview, FL; daughter-in-law Julia Krantz; son-in-law Daniel Cardo; grandchildren Jessica of Alexandria, VA, and Matthew, Katherine and Michael Krantz of Chapel Hill, NC; and brother Albert Palmgren and his partner Theresa Nugent of Deer Park, NY. A memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, FL 33573 on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Condolences can be expressed at www.zipperersfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements are in the care of Zipperers Funeral Home, Ruskin, FL. Robert O. SannemRobert O. (Bob) Sannem, 94, of Sun City Center, died peacefully in his sleep on May 15, 2013 at Sun Terrace in Sun City Center. Bob was born December 29, 1918 to Otto I. and Hertha (Persson) Sannem in Chicago, IL, where he graduated from Von Steuben High School in 1937. He joined the Army before World War II, initially serving in the 11th US Cavalry. Later he fought in Europe with the 104th Timberwolf Division. In 1947 Bob married Phyllis Pokorney, and together they raised four children. He completed a long and varied business career in 1976, retiring from General Telephone and Electronics. Soon after, he, Phyllis, daughter Patricia and son Glen moved to Florida, locating initially in Boca Raton. Bob is survived by Phyllis, of Sun City Center; a sister; three children; eight grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. He will be buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to either the Sun City Center Emergency Squad (720 Ray Watson Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573) or Lifepath Hospice (3725 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573). Christian Womens Connection meets June 13The Christian Womens Connection will hold its June Luncheon and Program on Thursday, June 13 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Kelly Stigliano will speak on Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love. The program will be The Kidz Klub, with exciting, highenergy music. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu is Greek Salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available; be sure to order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or email aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, June 10.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.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. A tourist noticed a man sitting by the ruins of a home that had been blown away by the winds of a tornado. Puzzled he asked, Was this your home? Yep, he said Any of your family blown away with it? the tourist continued. Yep. My wife and kids, came the reply. My goodness, why arent you out looking for them? the stranger wondered. Well, the wind is due to change in a moment, he said, so I might as well wait right here until it brings them back. For some, it is easier to wait than to work. It is more convenient to pause than to pursue. It is easier to ponder than to push. God will not do for us what we can do for ourselves. He will never give His best if we sit and wait when He has given us skills and talents to use to His glory. We must work as though everything depended on us and pray as though everything depended on Him. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org.

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MAY 30, 2013 19 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 Southside Baptist welcomes new pastorSouthside Baptist Church of Sun City Center, 4208 Hwy 41 S, will welcome Pastor Brad Clark as its pastor on June 9. Pastor Brad moved here from Navasota, Texas. He has 24 years experience as a youth pastor. He and his wife Kendra have three boys: Kiley, 25, wife Lauren, and baby Addison reside in Apollo Beach; Koda, 21, recently returned from the mission field in Delgado, El Salvador; and Jaden, 15. Lunch Bunch heads for BrandonThe Lunch Bunch A Group of Jewish Friends is planning a lunch get-together at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Mimis Caf in Brandon, 804 Providence Road. Guests will have a great time socializing with friends, old and new, and enjoying the delicious food at Mimis. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to Carol Balent at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com or 813829-7227 by June 13 so organizers make sure the restaurant can accommodate the group. You can discuss the possibility of carpooling when you RSVP.Upcoming events with South Shore SinglesThe South Shore Senior Singles, a ministry of the SCC United Methodist Church, has a busy schedule planned this month. Friday, May 31, 3-4 p.m. Line dancing lessons. Call John at 813701-0538 for information. Saturday, June 1, 5-8 p.m. San Vito Restaurant in Ruskin. Dinner and dancing to Bryan Ashley. Call John at 813-701-0538. Friday, June 7, 3-4 p.m. Line dancing lessons. Call John at 813701-0538 for information. Saturday, June 8, 7 9:30 p.m., Game Night. Call Lynn at 813633-2050 for information. Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. A special meal held at the SCCUMC. Contact the church office for a ticket: 813-634-2539. Friday, June 14, 6 p.m. Movie Night at the church. The community is invited. Saturday, June 15, 5 8 p.m. Alpha House in Apollo Beach, with music and dancing to Thor Stevens. Call Mike at 813-9381393 for reservation. Saturday, June 22, morning trip + lunch to Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg. Pre-payment of $25 is required. For more information, call Barbara at 813-938-1393. Carpooling is available. Saturday, June 29: TBA The South Shore Singles was organized for those 50+, to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun.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 from noon to 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 information call 813-633-2460. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Simmons Loop Baptist presents Colossal Coaster WorldAll are invited to experience the thrill and excitement of a day at Colossal Coaster World. As attendees explore the park, kids will enter Worship Rally at the Main Gate and make their first stop at Coaster Alley for Bible study. While touring the park, kids will also visit the Cotton Candy Cafe for snacks, the Adrenaline Zone for recreation, the Global Expo for missions, and Scissors and Stuff for crafts. This is Vacation Bible School time at Simmons Loop Baptist Church, open free for all ages, 4 to 94, from Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28. The hours are from 6 p.m. each evening until the park closes at 9 p.m. Call the church office at 813677-9310 if more information is needed or visit the website at www. simmonsloopbaptistchurch.org.Day camp program at Oak Grove UMC A summer day camp program at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Child Care Center begins on Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 16. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a free lunch and snacks provided. Cost for the week, per child, is $95. Discounts are available for sibling enrollment. Many exciting activities are planned including age-appropriate recreation, games, field trips, computer time, crafts, music, kids in the kitchen (food preparation) and free time for the children to explore their own interests and more. Oak Grove United Methodist Child Care Center offers a nurturing, loving, and educational environment that meets the needs of the whole child. Qualified teachers strive to present an enriched summer program filled with activities geared toward identifying and meeting the needs of each individual child in their care. Oak Grove United Methodist Child Care Center is located at the corner of Waters and Habana Avenues. The physical address is 2707 W. Waters Ave. For more information, contact Donna Vorobel, Director, at 813-935-4471. 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 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.United Methodist Church to perform parody of A Prairie Home Companion

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MAY 30, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 MERCHANDISE300 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE est te ses Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! 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Furniture, tools, etc. 10am-? Huge garage/ moving sale. 6341 Cottonwood Lane, Apollo Beach. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 8am-5pm. Men & women clothing, household, decorative items, small appliances, tools, collectible, furniture. 50% of proceeds donated to Ovarian Cancer foundation. est te ses Cell: 382-7536 ofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Western golf cart with large new tires, new battery & new cables. Call for infor. 813-239-7499 nteo u ware, etc. 813-610-5824 MARINE400 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Auto obes2009 Hyundai Sonata 21k miles, one owner, leather interior, $12k, negotiable, red color. 813-634-7221 2005 Chrysler Sebring sedan, perfect condition, new tires, high mileage but many new parts. Charcoal gray $5,600 obo. 813-922-6738 Motorcces2009 Harley Davidson Sportster 883L, custom sunglow red, 1,894 miles. $5,000. or best offer. 813-407-0033 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 ousesore 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 813-545-5314 for viewing. Property is sold AS IS for owners convenience. 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 housesforse902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach. $199,500. plan. 2 large sliders open onto golf course. Split bedroom with huge closet on master side. Fenced back yard with screened lanai. Home features bamboo flooring & new porcelain tile. Owner transferred, this is not a short sale. S.L. Real Estate Service, LLC Mandra Stewart, broker 813-741-3678 InvestentProertFor sale by owner. Apartments (3 units), Neptune Dr., Ruskin. Priced to sell $69,900. 813-431-9094. ruskinrentals@ gmail.com M.H. HOUSING550 Monots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 RENTALS600 terfront ent sBahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished waterfront condo 2br/2ba/2cg. $1,500 monthly plus deposit. Call Dave 813645-4991 Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterMay 31 & June 17:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1414 Fox Hills Dr.(Pebble Bch. N to LaJolla or Cherry Hills)Please park on side of sale only. 5 pc. Henry Link queen bedroom suite, white wicker twin headboards, cream dining table, 5 chairs & china cabinet, black Oriental china cabinet & curio. 4 pc. white wicker settee & chairs with tea cart, recliners & occasional chairs, sleep sofa, Herman Miller chime clock, Lowrey organ, desk, bookcases, sewing machine, coee & end tables. Black, glass-top dining table, 4 chairs & matching server (Italy). File cabinets, storage chest, lamps, pictures, linens, books, silks, clothes (womans and mens).508-0307 or 633-1173 Table with 4 chairs solid wood, 2 leather recliners by Franklin, leather loveseat, sleeper sofa, side chair, coee, end, sofa, & side tables, linens, lighted china hutch, matching lamps, Tupperware, vintage meat grinder & kitchenware, small bookshelf, entertainment center, twin solid wood headboards, solid wild black cherry lateral dresser, lateral dresser with vanity mirror, set of tray tables, treadmill, lawn chairs, and much more...P www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES740 Ojai Ave. SCC 33573Friday & Saturday, May 31 & Jun e 17 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 601-0983Now accepting major credit cards The Price is Right! Call Beverly 813.645.3111. ext. 201 NEW AFFORDABLE LISTING 2BR/2BA SINGLE MOBILE HOME on its own lot, large screened porch, utility shed with electric, carport and small fenced area. Priced to sell. $42,500. PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME. 2BR/2BA concrete block home in nice condition, metal roof, attached utility room & shed with electric in back. Just one block from river, peaceful and near everything. $59,900. RUSKIN WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA CHARMING OLDER HOME. 100 ft on ca nal going to bay, dock, davits, boat ramp and huge carport for RV or boat. Screened porch, tile oors, newer roof and CHA, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping, PD-MU zoning lots of possibilities. $189,000.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com SUN CITY CENTER NEW LISTING! Enjoy the beautiful view of Middle Lake from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home located on a large corner lot. Call today! $175,000LA PALOMA on the golf course!! No detail overlooked in this beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage pool home which has been lovingly maintained by the original owners. Low annual association fee and no CDD make this home an exceptional value. Call today for your own private showing. $338,000RUSKIN 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 The OBSERVER NEWS has it all!

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