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www.ObserverNews.netJune 27, 2013 Volume 57 Number 23THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODr. Allen Witt and Karen Boosinger of the South County campus of Hillsborough Community College examine the vegetables that are ready for picking in the schools hydroponic garden. A new partnership between the college and the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma is ensuring that hundreds of area residents are eating healthier food than they have in the past. HCC, Good Samaritan Mission, target diseases through better dietBY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netA recent partnership between the South County campus of Hillsborough Community College and the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma is helping area residents get healthy. In just one semester, approximately 300 pounds of fresh produce grown at the college has been donated to the mission. Good Samaritans Executive Director Bill Cruz said thats helping many families ward off disease. I was very surprised when I looked at the major causes of deaths of Latinos because hunger wasnt on it, Cruz said in a recent interview. Instead, we saw diseases impacted by obesity, like heart disease and diabetes. Since most of the people he and his wife Theresa and their staff at the mission serve are Hispanic farm workers, he knew there had to be a way they could impact the health of that population by changing what they made available to them to eat. Looking at the donated food bags the mission was providing, Cruz realized they were Continued on page 7u $4.5-million wetland restoration project for GibsontonphotoPHOTO ByY KeEVInN BrBRADyYRoy Lewis III, president of Riverviews Lewis Environmental Services, designed the $4.5-million restoration project. By KeEVInN BrRADyY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comAlmost a decade in the making, a massive wetland restoration program is about to get underway in Gibsonton. The $4.5-million project includes restoring mangroves at two plots along U.S. Highway 41 and is expected to take about a year to complete. Work on 10 acres of mangroves restoration and new oyster reefs, part one of the project, starts next month at Giants Camp, a stones throw from the Alafia River Bridge on U.S. Highway 41. Part two, a similar project just north of the Giants Camp on U.S. 41, will begin in the fall. Construction manager John Landon doesnt foresee any problems for drivers in the area. We dont anticipate any impacts on U.S. 41, Landon said. You will probably see work at the site from the road for a couple of months but after that the dredge goes in and I dont think you will even be able to see that from the road once it starts. Mosiac, the worlds largest phosphate company, is footing the bill for the project as part of a compensation package the firm agreed with the federal government after a dike at its Riverview plant broke and contaminated local waters in 2004. When something like that happens you have a responsibility as a company to develop environmental projects, said David Townsend, an assistant vice president at Mosaic. Heavy rains from Hurricane Frances that year broke the back of the companys dike, sending 60,000 gallons of contaminated water into Archie Creek, which flows in to Tampa Bay, killing vegetation and fish. Mosaic has since spent $30 million to improve water-storage capacity at the Riverview fertilizer plant. We can now handle up to 80 inches of rain, Townsend said. One of the largest agrochemical companies in the world with mines in Central Florida and North Carolina, Mosaic provides fertilizer to farmers in 40 countries. Most of the fertilizer used in the U.S. comes from Florida phosphate mines, much of it mined by Mosaic in Polk County. Work at Giants Camp starts July 13 and is expected to be completed in early 2014. The project includes digging a 1,500-foot long, 50-foot wide channel through the mangrove habitat, breathing new life into the mangroves, which are currently cut off from any real tidal flow. A marina, built in the 1950s but since abandoned, all but cut the mangroves from any tidal flow. Tidal flows are the lungs of mangroves; without it the plants grow in on each other eventually leading to a mangrove heart attack where mangroves die and Continued on page 6u

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ON SALE FOR JULY EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY EVERY 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! 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, 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.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. SCC Church rocks on with kids for Vacation Bible SchoolThe laughter and dancing of children is not something associated with the normal routine of a large retirement community but the Sun City Center United Methodist Church is no ordinary church, and the boundaries for the parishioners have long surpassed those of the community. A case in point was the churchs Vacation Bible School, held on June 17-21 in the Creason Childrens Center at the church complex on Del Webb Blvd, with 84 children and 60 teen and adult volunteers in attendance. The Childrens Center was transformed into a virtual kingdom with castle walls, a moat with a drawbridge, shields, trumpets By Mitch Traphagen%  mitch@observernews.netand steeds. The school opened with Sing and Play Rock, where children learned songs and praise led by his royal highness, Jeff Jordan. Among the events were Chadders Royal Theater, supporing Operation Kid to Kid Mission for children in India, epic Bible characters coming to life through performers and plenty of kid friendly snacks in the Royal Kitchen. A Fanfare Finale in the Royal Courtyard involved the children and their parents, along with staff and volunteers. At the Sun City Center United Methodist Church, we love kids, said church member Linda Whitt. For more information about the church, visit www.sccumc.comMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSHis Royal Highness Jeff Jordan of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church welcomed 84 children and 60 teen and adult volunteers to the opening of Vacation Bible School, held on June 17-21.

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On July 3 at the Firehouse Cultural Center, you can help.By %  cTren mitch@observernews.netFifteen-year-old Brandon Reid was sitting in his own home as he watched the Miami Heat win the championship last week. He stood up to tell his mother the news and was shot in the head by a bullet that crashed through a sliding glass door in his home. The teenager, who is now recovering after doctors removed the bullet from the lower right side of his head, was a victim of celebratory gunfire. Someone, somewhere within a few miles of his home shot a bullet into the air and it crashed through a glass door and into the 15-year-old boys skull. Shooting people in the head is no way to celebrate. That is the message that Sandy Duran of Ruskin has been trying to get out ever since her son Diego was critically wounded by celebratory gunfire while watching New Years Eve fireworks in his own front yard in Ruskin a year and a half ago. One moment the Duran family was watching the sky light up in celebration, the next they saw their 12-year-old son fighting for his life near the doorstep of their small, peaceful home. Diego is still recovering from that injury but his mother, Sandy, has made it her mission to prevent other families from suffering through the same needless nightmare they endured. That a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head in his own home in Miramar last week says her work is nowhere near complete. But she has faith that one day it will be. In the wake of her sons injury, Sandy Duran formed Bullet Free Sky, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. On July 3, the organization will hold their first-ever event at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin, part celebration of the nations independence, along with what should be our own personal freedom and independence to celebrate without fear, and part fundraiser. The event will include food, activities for children, raffles and live music from the popular duo Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman. The whole community is invited, Duran said. It is a free event, its our first fundraiser event. As a nonprofit organization, we depend on things like this to spread the message. Celebratory gunfire is 100 percent preventable there is no doubt about that. In this case, there is something that we can do. We can stop this. This is something that effects u PHOTO BY PAMELA VASQUEZNot a victim, a survivor and then some: 14-year-old Diego Duran surrounded by his mother and the board of directors of the organization she founded named Bullet Free Sky. From left are Kat Lapersonerie, Pamela Vasquez, Sandy Duran, Mitch Traphagen, and Kim Skidmore.everybody. For Duran, it is also, perhaps, some personal defiance. She knows too well the unthinkable and she knows that hiding isnt the answer. This is about having the freedom to celebrate, she said. We should be able to celebrate the Fourth of July, we should be able to celebrate the New Year without fear. In this country, we shouldnt have to worry about this. There are few places anywhere in the nation that are safe from celebratory gunfire. Not all that long ago, a young boy was hit while inside of a church in Georgia. Just this year, a young girl was killed in Baltimore. There is virtually nowhere in South Hillsborough that is safe, not even a quiet place like Sun City Center. A bullet shot into the sky can travel for up to three miles. And it can crash through a roof or a lanai without the slightest bit of warning. In the first moments of 2012, the Duran family had no warning. Had we known how far a bullet can traveljust because of where we lived we just assumed it was Deadline ReminderNews Releases .................Thursdays at 4 p.m. Display ads .......................Fridays at 11 a.m. Classified ads ......................Fridays at 4 p.m.Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit www.ObserverNews.net With all of the news over guns lately, people assume that we are anti-gun. That is not the case. I can say that in the right hands, in the right saved lives. We do want everyone to know that we are pro-gun safety and pro-common sense.

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4 JUNE 27, 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 Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@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:Chere Simmons. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@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 I received a call from Mary in which she said things hadnt been going well for her lately. Her company has been going through downsizing, and she had been told her job would cease to exist within the next six months. The company would provide outplacement help, but they could not guarantee a new job on a par with the one she had. But that was a small problem compared to the fact that her husband has been battling a life-threatening disease for the past year. To top off matters, her only son, a minor, had been stopped in a traffic check. The officer smelled alcohol, which led to a search of the vehicle, which turned up a six-pack of beer. Marys opening statement to me on the telephone was, Youre the motivator. Cheer me up and motivate me. Wow! Maybe Moses parted the sea and Jesus turned water into wine, but I wasnt sure I was up to the task Mary set before me. I told her that sometimes we just hurt too much to notice the sunrise, and that it was all right for a period of time to feel bad. However, she pressed me and asked what positive steps she could take to brighten her outlook for the future. I told her of one of my mentorsDr. Norman Cousins who was a leading proponent of the endorphin theory. Endorphins are a natural narcotic generated within our bodies that will deaden pain and lift our spirits. Endorphins are formed by happy thoughts and will lift us from the depths of depression to the heights By William Hodges of exhilaration. To help Mary build some of these endorphins in her system, I suggested the following: 1. Take the time to review a television schedule for funny movies and/ or sit-coms the more slapstick and laughfilled the better. (Dr. Cousins particularly liked that old series Candid Camera, but he also had a soft spot for The Three Stooges.) 2. Make it a point to give everyone you meet a big smile and a positive statement, such as I wish you a great day, Its a beautiful morning, You look super today, and Good to see you. Statements of this nature will do three things. You will feel good after saying them; the listener will feel good to hear them; and the smile they elicit from the listener will be like a ray of sunshine back to you all three of which will build endorphins. 3. Ask your friends or the librarian to recommend a funny book. Then offer to read the book aloud to the residents of a local nursing home. Hearing the words as you speak them will add to your enjoyment. The laughter from an audience will reinforce the humor, and I guarantee it will be a positive experience for you. 4. Write down every blessing you have no matter how small or how infrequently it comes to you. Many of us spend time concentrating on what we dont have, rather than on what have or is within our grasp. Mary was overpowered by the lack of a stable job, a husband whose health was uncertain, and a son who had done something stupid. On the bright side, Mary has many marketable talents, her husband is not a quitter, and he is making strides against his disease. The son is a B+ student who has not been in trouble before, and he will probably not repeat his ill-advised actions. Recognizing that the pluses outweigh the negatives in your life will create endorphins. Give these ideas a try; all you have to lose are the blues.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. 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JUNE 27, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5Bullet Free Sky holds awareness eventThe 1st Annual What Goes Up Must Come Down fundraiser/ awareness event will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Co-sponsored by Bullet Free Sky and the Firehouse Cultural Center, the event is free and will feature a gun safety and awarenss presentation by Aegis Tactical, as well as live music by Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman. In addition, there will be raffles, food and other activities. All proceeds will help Bullet Free Sky continue to spread the word on the dangers of celebratory gunfire. Bullet Free Sky was founded by Sandy Duran after her son Diego was seriously wounded a year and a half ago as a result of a bullet falling from the sky during New Years Eve celebrations. Young sailors learn the ropes at TSS Youth Sailing Seventeen young sailors completed the first week of sailing classes offered by TSS Youth Sailing at the Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. Youth from 7 to 17 years old are learning to sail, an activity that fosters responsibility, teamwork, and awareness. Sailing adventures can change the course of a young persons life. Sailors are a diverse community, respectful of each other and the natural environment. Sailing builds bonds across generations and geography and skills and friendships that can last a lifetime. From the first day, young sailors are sailing in small boats on Bal Harbour, having fun and learning the ropes in a safe, organized program. They are rigging, launching, sailing and landing a small sailboat singlehandedly. Advanced students are sharpening their skills for enhanced performance. All are having a great time! Instructors are certified to teach by U.S. Sailing, the national authority. Staff are certified for CPR, First Aid and boating safety. Class size is limited for safety and personal attention. Sailing classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays in July and August. Some free and discounted tuitions are available. Register at www.tssyouthsailing.org and check Facebook (TSS Youth Sailing) for photos and information. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Bored Games Thursday, June 27 at 4 p.m. For teens entering grades 6-12 ~ Feel the need to compete? Bring friends and unplug with classic board games like Sorry and Cranium, and new games like Worst Case Scenario. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Game Zone Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii and Playstation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Family Story Time Thursday, June 27 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. Baby Time Monday, July 1 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 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, July 3 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 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, July 2 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 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. Fan-Da-Gumbo Sing-Along Concert Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Clap, tap and snap with Julie Austin as she sings, and plays guitar, ukulele, autoharp and the jawharp. Sing, move and use sign language while participating in this entertaining musical concert. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Sewer Time Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Do disgusting things flow and crocodiles live in the sewer? Wade through this underground system with fun facts and experiments to learn about Sewer Stew. 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. Wimauma resident hits 50Wimauma resident Rusty Lee Morgan, shown here at about age 4, is about to turn 50 years old. Born in Ruskin, Rusty is the owner of Morgans RV Repair in Wimauma.Seminar covers the DOs and DONTs of Directing Have you ever thought about directing a show but you werent sure you have what it takes? Find out at a three-day intensive theater directing workshop titled The DOs and DONTs of Directing. The directing workshop is hosted by the Performing Arts Company of SCC and the Pelican Players. Conducted by former New York director, actor, producer and writer Lew Resseguie, the workshop will be held at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on Tuesday, July 30, and Thursday and Friday, Aug 1 -2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Lew has experienced every angle of show business, having directed over 35 plays & musicals, seven documentary films and countless concert productions In addition to his acting career, Lew was the owner of several successful dinner theaters in Washington, and he served as director and producer of many of their productions. Locally, Lew is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Performing Arts Company. He has directed every show, except one, that has been produced by the PAC at the Rollins Theater in the last 10 years. The DOs and DONTs of Directing is geared toward actors who are interested in learning how to direct and directors with experience who want to learn more about the art of directing. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Applicants are asked to email an acting or directors resume to apply for the workshop to PerformingArtsCoSCC@gmail. com. The deadline for submitting resumes is Monday, July 15. Cost of DDD is $20. Prospective applicants will be notified if accepted. All interested adults are welcome to apply. For further details on the workshop, call 813-789-8271. Lew ResseguieChildrens shoe drive is underwayThe SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is collecting pairs of new childrens shoes (or a minimum $10 donation) to give to needy children during the Annual Back to School Coalitions event on Saturday, Aug. 17. During the event, children who will be attending South County schools will receive free physicals and immunizations. The Chamber is seeking to collect more than 100 pairs of shoes. For more information, contact the Chamber at 813-645-1366. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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6 JUNE 27, 2013 Wetlands restoration turn into mudflats. One acre of the property, clearly visible from overhead photos, has already turned into a mudflat. So why spend $4.5 million restoring the area? Mangroves are the heartbeat of Tampa Bay, said Roy Lewis III, president of Lewis Environmental Services, the Riverview company that designed the restoration project. Its where juvenile fish hang out and mature and move into the bay. Tampa Bay has lost 40 percent of its mangroves over the last 100 years and as a direct result, commercial and recreational fishing have declined. The restoration project will bring new life to the mangroves, securing their future for hundreds of years, Lewis said. When its done there will be four tides a day flushing through the property and when the tide is ripping you will see a significant amount of fish coming through, Lewis said. More fish in the water would be an awesome thing, not even for my place but in general, said Lisa Cremeans, owner of the Rivers Edge Lounge, a quartermile from the Giants Camp. Popular with boaters and fishermen, the lounge is near a major boat ramp for the Alafia River. Cremeans believes the project will be popular with the locals. I think they would be happy to know there would be more fishing. Reopening the mangroves to the natural flow of the tide will also involve dredging a 1,000foot long, 5-foot deep channel in the existing waterway, bringing a healthy flow of water into the area. Engineers will also build a bridge over the new channel once they cut through the old marina wall to reopen the mangroves.While the tides will breathe new life into the mangroves, new oyster beds, also part of the restoration project, will help clean that water before it enters the area. KEVIN BRADY PHOTODavid Townsend, an assistant vice president at Mosaic which is paying for the $4.5-million restoration project, addresses the media at a press conference announcing the project.Just one oyster can filter 50 gallons of water a day, removing excess nutrients, bacteria and organic matter, improving overall water quality. Oyster reefs also serve as feeding grounds for wading birds and game fish such as snapper, grouper and snook. Some 5,650 square feet of rock will be used in the project for oyster beds. Support structures for the bridge will be built first, with dredging slated for later this summer. Construction of the bridge over the inlet channel comes during the final phase of construction. The project will also see exotic, non-native plants removed from two acres along the site at Lula Road. Mangrove restoration isnt the only local environmental project Mosaic is backing. The company, which is seeking federal permission for new mines in Florida, last year donated $225,000 to Tampa Bay Watch, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Bay areas marine and wetland ecosystem. The donation, the largest in the groups 20-year history, is being used to build an oyster reef on Green Key, just 1.5 miles south of the Giants Camp between Gibsonton and Apollo Beach.Borrow Pit wetland restoration project to start in fall By KEVIN BRADY The Borrow Pit Project, part two of the $4.5-million wetlands restoration project due to begin next month in Gibsonton, is slated to begin in October this year. The five-acre property is east of U.S. Highway 41, beside the CSX railroad tracks and the Delaney Canal. Dirt from the property was borrowed early in the last century. They used it either for the railroad tracks or for the highway, we are not sure which one, said Roy Lewis III, president of Lewis Environmental Services. The Riverview company, has been working with Mosaic on the Borrow Pit and Giants Camp restoration projects for eight years, ever since federal officials mandated the phosphate company work on some form of environmental compensation after polluted water spilled from its plant in 2004. In both projects we are restoring hydrology (the circulation of water) to the area and creating fish and mangrove habitats, said Laura Flynn, an engineer with Lewis Environmental. The project will leave the property with a tidal creek and pond. Restoring a natural flow of water to the area will allow nature to work, said Lewis. We are not in the business of planting mangroves, Lewis said. We are letting Mother Nature do her own restoration work here. Having seen the process work successfully in other projects around the world, Lewis is confident it will work at the Borrow Pit. Its a proven methodology, he said. The property, which has been altered by ditching, excavation and dumping over the years, is currently dominated by Brazilian Peppers. One of most aggressive and wide-spread of the invasive non-indigenous exotic pest plants in Florida, the Brazilian Pepper tree produces a dense canopy that shades out all other plants and provides a very poor habitat for native species. This species invades aquatic as well as terrestrial habitats, greatly reducing the quality of native biotic communities in the state, according to the University of Floridas Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Step one at the Borrow Pit will be removing the Brazilian Peppers, something Mosaic has been doing in the area for several years. Once those are removed, and a tidal flow restored, the mangroves will have a chance to flourish. In addition, the project will also include: Off Canal which borders the property to the north colonization Work on the borrow pit project is expected to conclude by June, 2014. 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JUNE 27, 2013 7 Bryan R. Thatcher, DMDNew Dentist joins SCC Practicee oce ofDr. Gerald Isbell & Dr. T. Gregory Jacobsproudly introduceDr. Bryan R. atcherDr. atcher grew up in Valrico and now resides in Apollo Beach. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, then attended the prestigious residency at the UF College of Dentistry in Seminole, FL, earning a Certicate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He looks forward to practicing all phases of general dentistry. is oce oers a number of aesthetic, restorative and rehabilitative dental services. With a board certied prosthodontist on site, all aspects of restorative treatment are available, including crowns, bridges, complete and partial dentures, and implant restorations.1601 Rickenbacker Drive, Suite 7 Sun City Center, FL813634-1932 Se Habla Espaol System We service all brands and models Despite occasional heavy cloud cover and thunderstorms over the weekend, the night sky opened up over the Tampa Bay area to provide a glimpse of the closest, brightest moon all year. The so-called SuperMoon is an event that occurs when the unusually close proximity of the Moons elliptical orbit coincides with a full moon, a combination that occurs roughly once every 14 months. And a full and bright moon it was over the weekend, lighting up even darkened streets and fields. The next opportunity to see the moon so close and bright will be in August of 2014. To catch a major SuperMoon, make plans to stick around until December 6, 2052 when the Moon will be at its closest point in many decades. Above, the moon on Saturday night as shot from my doorstep in Ruskin.Weekend skies open up for SuperMoonMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO contributing to the problem. They were filled with starchy canned foods, he said. But it was the kind of food they were used to, mostly beans and rice and potato-based meals. Somehow, we wanted to help the people to eat healthier. Right around the same time that Cruz was thinking about changing what food was made available to people who take classes and worship at the mission, a group at Hillsborough Community College was checking out local charities so it could decide who would be the recipient of produce grown in its hydroponic garden. The garden had been started as a joint project between the literature and science classes, by students of professor of English Karen Boosinger, who also acts as advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and science professor James MacNeil. Hydroponics is a way of gardening, growing plants in towers of water without soil. After touring several area facilities that distribute food to the needy, students chose Good Samaritan Mission as the recipient of the vegetables that would be grown. But we knew it would only be a one-time project unless we got a grant to sustain it, Boosinger said. My students took the project and ran with it. Two members of Phi Theta Kappa, Karen Lewendowski and Nicole Schuyler, took the lead in the project, and Lewendowski wrote the grant. According to Lewendowski, the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded the Florida Department of Agriculture for grants, and they were supposed to be awarded $5,000. But because of the point system they used and the number of grants that were approved, we actually received $3,450, she said. Then the college matched those funds. After getting the approval of the recipient from campus president Allen Witt, the college approached the mission, Boosinger said. It was a God thing, said Cruz. It came right when we were wondering how we could get the people to eat better. Because they would now be getting fresh vegetables, cold storage was needed, and a walk-in cooler was donated by the Sun City Center Interfaith Council. The first vegetables began to come in May, when the college held an official lettuce cutting which was explained as a gardening version of a businesss ribbon cutting. MacNeil said he has been tending the garden himself since school let out. On average, Ive been taking the mission about four 40-pound banana boxes a week, MacNeil said. Since some vegetables are counted in pounds and others in gallons or bushels, MacNeil said it was hard to get an exact figure of what has been donated but it is already around 300 pounds, most of which has been in various kinds of lettuces, Swiss chard, pole beans, and cilantro. Tomatoes are now starting to produce as well. We were fortunate to have John Lawson of Hydroharvest Farms in Ruskin as a consultant, MacNeil said. The advantage to hydroponics is that small spaces can produce a lot of plants and the colleges garden is growing well. It currently has 36 towers with 18 pots on a tower, and everything is green and full. MacNeil said he is looking forward to the time when the Phi Theta Kappa students return to class. I have been looking after it (the garden) myself with a small stipend from the school. Its a lot of work. MacNeil said whats planted from now on will be decided by how well things grow and what the mission needs.Good Samaritan, HCC M&M Printing and The Observer News office will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day I W I L L H E A RB E T T E RT H I S Y E A R $5 0 0 O F F a n A G X5 7 o r 9 t w o d e v i c e h e a r i n g s y st e m .C anno t b e c o mbin e d w i t h o t h e r 7 / 3 1 / 1 3 S U N CIT Y C E NTE R 8 1 3 6 4 2 7 1 9 7 7 7 2 C o r t a r o D r w w w m ana t ee hearin g c o mP h y s i c i a n b a s e d h e a r ing c a r e s i n c e 1 9 7 4

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8 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 27, 2013 Rodeos have several events to compete in. Fill in the blanks to name some of the events found at a rodeo.Answers: 1) Calf Roping, 2) Bronc Riding, 3) Barrel Racing, 4) Breakaway Roping, 5) Goat Tying, 6) Team Roping, 7) Steer Wrestling Name That Event Name That EventC __ L F R O __ I N __ B R __ N C R __ D __ N G B A __ __ E L R A __ I N __ B R __ __ K A W A Y R O __ I __ G G __ __ T T Y I N __ T __ __ M R __ P I N G S T __ __ R W R __ S T __ I N G 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 COLORING PICTUREList 10 words that rhyme with rope. 1. ___________ 2. _____________ 3. ____________ 4. ___________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________ 7. __________ 8. ____________ 9. ___________ 10. ___________Some answers: cope, hope, lope, mope, nope, pope, scope, soap, slope, taupe What Rhymes with 1) Rodeo comes from the Spanish word meaning round up. Fact or Fiction? 2) Most rodeos allow only men over the age of 50 to compete. Fact or Fiction? 3) All rodeos are held outside. Fact or Fiction? 4) Some rodeos are so big they are shown on TV. Fact or Fiction? 5) Some rodeos crown a rodeo queen. Fact or Fiction? 6) Most rodeos start off with the Grand Entry, or introduction of competitors, officials, sponsors, the queen and her court, and more Fact or Fiction? 7) During the Grand Entry, the American anthem, America the Beautiful, is usually performed. Fact or Fiction? 8) Rodeo competitions are divided into two groups: timed and rough stock. Fact or Fiction? 9) Some rodeos have competitions for kids. Fact or Fiction? 10) Some rodeos have live music at intermission. Fact or Fiction?Facto or Fiction?Rodeo ChallengeRodeos are exciting and usually keep people watching from start to finish. Here are some questions about rodeos. How many can you answer correctly? Answers: 1) Fact, 2) Fiction, most rodeos are open to men and women of all ages, 3) Fiction, some are held indoors in an air-conditioned arena, 4) Fact, 5) Fact, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, the American anthem is The Star-Spangled Banner, 8) Fact, 9) Fact, 10) FactJokes and RiddlesA: It was too heavy for him to carry.Question: Why did the cowboy ride his horse?Question: Whats the hardest thing about learning to ride a horse?A: The ground!

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JUNE 27, 2013 9 AREA RUG SALE!ALL SALES FINAL!And when theyre gone... DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS |CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now accepting... Fine Quality Home Interior Items & ClothingNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYSales Every Day! 3rd Saturday of the month is ourup to 75% OFF 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 In January 2011, the Chamber started having weekly free networking luncheons in the banquet room. Local business owners and representatives grab a sandwich from Subway or bring a salad from home and spend an hour meeting and getting to know other business people. The purpose is to develop relationships with other businesses and to swap referrals. We named the group the Exchange because we exchange business cards, we exchange referrals, and we exchange networking tips and announcements of whats going on in the area. There is also an Educational Moment which includes a handout with a different business networking strategy each week, applicable to all business sizes. But probably what sets us apart from other groups is our infamous Question of the Week. It could be anything from name one thing on your bucket list to whats the craziest thing youve ever done? By having The Question, we really get to know other business people and develop relationships with them. Often our attendees spend more time answering The Question than they do talking about their business. And the answers will have you holding your stomach in laughter. The Exchange is open to nonChamber members still free! Whether you are business-tobusiness or business-to-consumer, your company will grow with consistent and continual networking with other local businesses. Once you develop that professional relationship with other business people, they will be more likely to refer you to their existing customers. We invite you to join us every Wednesday at 11:45 here at the Chamber for The Exchange! And that got me thinking about all of the other networking opportunities out there. In addition to the Exchange, theres also the Slow Speed Networking at 7:30 a.m. every Friday morning at SunTowers Retirement in Sun City Center. (Its also free!) On Wednesday mornings, theres the Southshore Business Alliance which meets at The Alley off of Big Bend Road at 7:30 a.m. If you want exclusivity to your industry, there are several Business Networking International (BNI) groups that meet in the South Shore area. There are dues and membership fees, but you would be the only kind of business in the group getting referrals from other members. All three South Shore chambers of commerce hold monthly networking coffees, luncheons and business after hours events, so theres no excuse for you not to be out there meeting other people. Networking is the single most important thing you can do to build business relationships and grow your business. And if its for free, all the better! If making time to network isnt in your strategic plan, youre missing a key component of a successful business. This year is almost half over! Have you been networking properly? Why not pull up your calendar and mark off some time to have lunch with us on a Wednesday or have coffee with others? Its amazing what it will do for your business. Not to mention, its fun!By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: No limit to networking opportunities 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, June 27 Bar Bingo 6 p.m.Friday, June 28 Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Can 7:30 p.m.Saturday, June 29 Steak dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Music by Chuck Cobb 7 p.m.Sunday, June 30 Music by Chuck Cobb 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 Crew Games 6 p.m. Fridays Saturdays Sundays: New Member Drive 6:30-7:30 p.m. $1 draft, $1.50 beer, wine and well drinks. Constance M. Larkin, formerly of Connies Classic Touch, recently became certified to perform Cupping Therapy through Ace Cupping Therapy, taught by Stacie Nevelus of Sarasota, FL. The intense course included pain management, body shaping and facial uplifting. Treatments are cumulative and should be scheduled twice a week for four weeks for best results. Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The Chinese have been doing this dating back 3,500 years and it is still used today by many alternative medicine practitioners. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into tissues, causing tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin. In addition, Connie is now Certified as a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (CMLDT), after completing an in-depth, 48 hour CEU course with the MLD Institute International in Fort Lauderdale. She was trained in the Vodder Style and also trained in measuring accurately for compression garments, bandaging, remedial exercising, patient instruction and charting results to assist physicians in their treatment of edema. To schedule an appointment with Constance M Larkin (MA0025101) for Massage Therapy, Cupping Massage Therapy or Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, call 813-641-7400. Constance M. LarkinLocal therapist gains new certifications

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Lower Prices/Better Care Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Pet owners need to be wary when researching on the Internet about their pets health condition. Not everything available in human medicine can, or should, be done for dogs and cats. While it can be helpful, all information on the Internet is not true or applicable to a pet. 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 Edward Snowden is the 30year-old computer contractor for a company working with the NSA who exposed some of the agencys capabilities and actions involving the potential privacy of not only every American, but also quite likely, every person on earth with a cell phone and Internet access. For Snowden, it really doesnt matter what any of us think about him or what he did. It doesnt matter if the clarity of historical hindsight eventually labels him a hero or a traitor, it doesnt matter if our elected officials are posturing or ignoring it. For Mr. Snowden, the result is the same: having just celebrated his 30th birthday, his life as he knows it is over. With his actions, he turned a corner, walked through a door and down a oneway street. In this case, as in the cases of so many much smaller things people do in their lives, there is no way to turn a sausage grinder backwards and make a pig pop out. I didnt make it to my nephews wedding last weekend. He is one of six nephews, the first to marry, and I missed the wedding that was held on Saturday in northern Minnesota. I told myself that I had too much going on, that the travel was too expensive for the short time Id have and that it was only fair that I missed it because it is unlikely that I would make the trip for the future weddings of my other nephews. And now the day after, I see photos posted by siblings on Facebook, I see my brother, a good man whom I love, respect and admire, and I realized just how much I have missed and it was far more than a wedding. His pride and happiness jumps through the photographs. I wasnt there when my nephews grew up, I wasnt there last Saturday missing the wedding was just more of the same and I cant turn the sausage grinder backwards now. I am acutely aware that time is running out for much of what I had once thought I would do. I wont have children, its too late for that. With each passing day, the likelihood that Ill write the long-dreamed-about book dims. I cant take the money I spent equipping a sailboat for the ocean and put it into a 401K. I cant see Kellen and his lovely now-wife Erika get married. Chances are that I wont be able to travel at the last minute to see my brother when he becomes a grandfather. And he will be one heck of a great grandfather. Perhaps it was seeing my Dad die at a young age that threw me off course but then thinking that I realize that sounds like an excuse and that is the hallmark of my generation (and certainly a hallmark of mine): finding something, anything to blame for my own failures. I had this idea to go sailing. I did, without regard to a career or having children. I had this idea to live on a boat in Florida. I did, without regard for my family and all that would happen in my absence. In the end, I basically went my own way on a meandering course with the Observations: The sausage grinderMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSome things cant be undone and sometimes it really is too late. But if life is like a stairway, whether it leads up or down really depends on your perspective.false belief that I could and would find the right star to steer towards someday. Now Im worried that I missed that someday. Or have I? Thanks to Facebook, I see people I graduated from high school with are beginning to wind down careers and are just starting to enjoy grandchildren. I doubt any of them have ever stood on the deck of their own boat and watched the mountains of the Dominican Republic rise from the ocean with the sunrise or been invited into a ramshackle hovel by a financially impoverished but rich in heart and soul family in Havana for coffee. I have been blessed in this job to have the honor and privilege to meet so many amazing people in Sun City Center, Ruskin, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach and Riverview. But my former classmates have the present and their futures appear reasonably clear, while I have memories. Sometimes it feels like having the present is better than having the past, but those are memories that I wouldnt trade. Dr. Satya Gullapalli in Sun City Center is the best doctor I have ever known. Last week she suggested I take an entire day to do nothing but think about where I am at, and what has changed in the past months and years. If things arent better, perhaps it is time to move on and do something different, she said. She was referring primarily to my physical health and general stress level but it seems an apt consideration for life. Ive made mistakes and now, in hindsight, Im wondering if I traded the future for the ever-fleeting present. Edward Snowdens life, as he once knew it, is over. He will never be able to do the things he may have thought about only last month, nor will he be able to do the things that he hasnt yet taken the time to consider. I cant make a public judgment as to whether or not he is a hero or a traitor but I can, in a very small way, relate to the fear that is almost certainly now engulfing him. Some things cant be undone. Lately, Ive been furiously cranking the sausage grinder backwards hoping a pig would pop out. It wont. Trying to make something like that happen is just wasting time. There is simply nowhere to live in the past. Its never too late, people like to say. Yes, sometimes it is too late. And when that becomes clear, where do you go from there? Unless you are Edward Snowden, all you can do is look towards tomorrow and if things arent better, perhaps its time to move on to something else. Tomorrow is wide open. Tomorrow can be almost anything we want it to be and the only thing stopping most of us, myself included, are our own fears. Despite age, past mistakes, disabilities, finances, fear, or whatever that can hold back dreams, the story of tomorrow hasnt been written yet. How it will read is entirely up to you. Regardless of anything else, it can still be one hell of a great story. By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net

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June Hendley of Kings Point in Sun City Center has an emotional reunion with Susan OSullivan while on a trip to England earlier this month. A life saved: appreciated and remembered penny@observernews.netAn emotional reunion between two women earlier this month has left an impact on both that each says theyll never forget. June Hendley and Susan Mann OSullivan have talked on the phone, emailed and Skyped, but they hadnt seen each other in person since Susan was four years old. Meeting with Susan was one of the most important things on Junes agenda during her recent trip back to England. June, who lives in the Kings Point development of Sun City Center, moved to the United States 22 years ago from England. A nurse specializing in midwifery, June has delivered countless babies, most of whom she never saw again. But one day in 1973, a tiny girl was brought to the hospital ward where she worked. She was about four weeks old, and she was being tubed because she couldnt swallow or suck, June said. She had failure to thrive. My nursing colleagues tried everything they knew. I guess because I was a little older, more experienced, and had had children already, I just had a feeling what I should do. Everyone else had pretty much given up because no matter what they tried, the child continued to worsen. They all just put the nipple in her mouth and said she wouldnt eat, she said. So June began by giving the baby lots of love and attention. Holding her and talking to her. Then she tried feeding her but when that didnt work, she devised a way to get the formula down. I knew something had to be done or she wouldnt survive. I put my thumb under her throat and massaged her throat, she said, demonstrating how that would force someone to swallow. Once she had her eating some, June taught the babys mother, Beryl, to do it. She had other children. Older kids. But she hadnt thought to do that. When Beryl took her daughter home, June continued to check up on her and the family became friends. June moved to the States in 1991, but never lost contact with Susans family and as Susan grew older, she began to talk with June herself. Now Susan is almost 40 and has an 11-year-old daughter named Sinead. She teaches hair dressing at a college, June said. In an email interview with Susan, she described the recent meeting as incredibly emotional. I couldnt believe I was meeting her. She saved my life, Susan said. June emigrated when I was really young and although we have talked on the phone and emailed and Skyped it was absolutely amazing to meet her in the flesh. The day was an emotional roller coaster. There were tears of joy when we met and tears of sadness when we had to leave. Now Im saving up for a visit to Florida so we can spend more time together. For now though, they continue almost daily contact by computer.

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12 JUNE 27, 2013 Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERAT T NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 7/31/13EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 7/31/13$2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! G M C A CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys age Bl v g v Y H Mo Wacky Wednesday Burger $ 6 99 Chefs Special for DinnerSunday Brunch Chefs Special for Dinner 15% OFF Your Entre Purchase YOU ASKED FOR IT Live Entertainment Live Entertainment until 6 p.m.Soup, Salad Bar and Entree$12.95 Chefs Special for Dinner For two days last week, the First Baptist Church of Ruskin became the church under the Big Top as the entire complex was tented and sprayed for termites. A church alone would seem to be a challenge but the tenting also included the offices and other connected buildings, a feat that was handled by Haskell Termite and Pest Control of Tampa. Wednesday services at the church were cancelled last week with a sign telling parishioners, No services on Wednesday due to something bugging us. Services resumed on Sunday.A church under the Big TopMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS How do you even begin tenting a large church? With a big tent, of course, delivered by a big crane.C.A.R.E. is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.BensonBenson is an adorable little man who was found with severely matted fur and lots of burs. Under all of that mess was a gentle and sweet dog who is just happy to hang out in the office with our volunteers. Benson is affectionate with people and seems fine with the company of other dogs. He also appears housebroken. Benson is ready to start the next phase of his life. He will make some lucky person a wonderful companion. Benson is neutered and current on his shots. Born June 2, 2001.PPHOTOS MARLENE GGREENBERGC.A.R.E. Pets of the Week RomeoRomeo is a gray tabby kitten who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Juliet, Tippy and Grayson. Romeo is a lover like his namesake and is playful and friendly. He loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. He would like most of all to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this handsome guy and give him that home. Romeo will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. BornJanuary 2, 2013.

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JUNE 27, 2013 13 Any 2 breakfast sandwiches JUST $4 (available breakfast hours only) PRIZE WHEEL SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH ONLY 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.New features include Double Drive-Thru lanes, Internet Caf featuring FREE computer use and Wi-Fi, Coke Freestyle with over 100 avors to choose from!Celebration Event & Specials ONLY at 3890 Sun City Center Boulevard, Ruskin, FL CELEBRATE OUR GRAND OPENINGYoure Invited! Ruskin & Sun City Center Appreciation WeekendJUNE 29th & 30th 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) JUNE UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020 Some classes have limited space, call for availability 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 Thu 27: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 28: 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 pmJULY UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Mon 01: SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 02: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 03: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 04: HAPPY 4th OF JULY! ClosedFri 05: 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 08: CHA CHA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 09: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 10: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 11: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 12: 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 Visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes and events: JSAMedicalGroup.com Click Events

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14 JUNE 27, 2013 (next to South Bay Hospital)Also in Largo, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor(813) 634-1333 1 Minute Test Checklist Patient Screening for Leg Vein Problems Pain: Heavy, aching, or tired legs; painful calves....legs that feel older than they should. You need an ultrasound evaluation. Remember most vein problems are hidden. Blue Feet: (corona phlebectasia) Blue veins at the foot and ankle indicate something is wrong usually a failed greater saphenous vein. Get an ultrasound now. We will prevent further deterioration of your legs. Swollen Ankles: Swelling, increasing at the end of the day or when traveling. (90% venous etiology). Failure of vein valves is a much more common cause of swollen feet and ankles than cardiac and renal issues. Diuretics (water pills) do not x the cause of the problem. Vein treatment can. Cramps or Restlessness: Night cramps, Charley horses, nocturnal muscle cramping. (90% venous etiology). Medications and minerals might mask the problem but vein treatment will x it. Night-time restlessness is often caused by venous failure you need an ultrasound. Skin Changes: Red/brown discoloration, ulceration, eczema, itching & burning. When vein valves fail, the capillaries below are under pressure and leak uid, protein and blood cells. The skin becomes sickened and discolored. Treatment will stop this progressive deterioration of your legs. Surface Veins: Spider (red), Reticular (blue) and Varicose Veins: Mountcastle Vein Centers offer in ofce 20 minute treatments to resolve these problems. Most treatments are medical and paid by insurance. We also offer VeinGogh, State of the Art radio-frequency technology, to deal with ne spider veins. Remarkable cosmetic results!! Have you checked one or more boxes? Call Mountcastle Vein Centers Call our ofce for a free, screening appointment (813) 634-1333 Insurance: We are In-Network providers with Medicare (and accept Medicare with Medicaid), Humana, BC/BS, United Health, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare and are the VA Preferred Provider Before / After Are you over 70? Call 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. 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SouthShore Regional Library classesAdult program/event highlights Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Thursday, June 27 at 12:15 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Registration is available when the Library opens at 12 p.m Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required when Library opens at 12 p.m. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, June 26 at 10:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 26 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! 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. Cruiser of the Month.Shortly after Roy and Tomi Kessler of Riverview bought a neat but unfinished 1934 Ford coupe, Roy visited a Roamin Oldies Car Club cruise-in. There, he drew inspiration from several completed cars like his, and promised himself that one day soon he would take home the award for Cruiser of the Month. Two years later, he did just that at the June cruise-in. By then the car had brilliant Viper Red paint with ghost skulls on the trunk lid by Chris Quesada and a new two-tone brown interior with Cadillac El Dorado power bucket seats. Roy also chromed out the engine, installed Vintage air conditioning and Cobra 17x9 wheels; and did all the other work needed to build a great show car. Along the way, he says, he got a lot of help from friend Mick Wright. The Roamin Oldies Car Club hosts a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a rain date the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts. For information, call Chet at 813-842-1511. S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge receives awardOn June 14, South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 received a Recognition Award from the James A Haley Veterans Hospital. The award read as follows: In recognition for your community service to the active duty service members and veterans at the James A. Haley VA Hospital. On every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, veterans are treated to a dinner, entertainment and given personal items which have been donated by members of the Lodge. In addition, this past year, through a $2000 grant received from the Elks National Foundation, the Lodge provided a $10 gift certificate to each veteran. From left are PER Chuck Stieb and PER Grace Bibisi, ENF Chairman, with Kimberly Peatee, Recreation Therapist, and veterans from James A Haley VA Hospital

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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 7/11/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $25................before noon$20...................after noon$18...............after 2:00 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 7/31/13Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLIC KITCHEN HOURS NOW OPEN Mondays 11-6 p.m. Tues. -Wed. 11-8 pm Thurs. -Sat 11-9 pm Sun. Brunch Buffet 8-2; Lunch 11-6 NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com 813-641-1600 Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about clinical trials and how to go about finding one? My wife has a chronic condition and were interested in trying anything that may be able to help her. Looking For Help Dear Looking, Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in clinical trials in hopes of gaining access to the latest, and possibly greatest, but not yet on the market treatments for all types of illnesses. But you need to be aware that clinical trials can vary greatly in what theyre designed to do, so be careful to choose one that can actually benefit your wife. Heres what you should know along with some tips for locating one. Clinical Trials A clinical trial is the scientific term for a test or research study of a drug, device or medical procedure using people. These trials sponsored by drug companies, doctors, hospitals and the federal government are conducted to learn whether a new treatment is safe and if it works. But keep in mind that these new treatments are also unproven, so there may be risks too. Also be aware that all clinical trials have certain eligibility criteria (age, gender, health status, etc.) that your wife must meet in order to be accepted. And before taking part in a trial, shell be asked to sign an informed consent agreement. She can also leave a study at any time. Things to Know Before deciding to participate in a trial, you and your wife need to first discuss it with her doctor. Then, schedule an appointment with the studys medical team and ask lots of questions. Here are some to get you started. Whats the purpose of the study and can it improve your wifes condition? You may be surprised to know that many drug or procedural trials are not designed to find a cure or improve a patients health, but only to provide scientific data. What are the risks? Some treatments can have side effects that are unpleasant, serious and even life threatening. What kinds of tests and treatments does the study involve, and how often and where they are performed? Is the experimental treatment in the study being compared with a standard treatment or a placebo? Keep in mind that if your wife gets the placebo, shell be getting no treatment at all. Whos paying for the study? Will you have any costs, and if so, will your insurance plan or Medicare cover the rest? Sponsors of trials generally pay most of the costs, but not always. What if something goes wrong during or after the trial and your wife needs extra medical care? Who pays? If the treatment works, can your wife keep using it after the study? Find a Trial Every year, there are more than 100,000 clinical trials conducted in the U.S. You can find them at condition-focused organizations like the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Association, or by asking her doctor who may be monitoring trials in his or her specialty. Or, use the National Institutes of Heaths website at clinicaltrials.gov. This site contains a comprehensive database of federally and privately supported clinical studies in the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of diseases and conditions, including information about each trials purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. If, however, you dont have Internet access or could use some help finding the right trial, use the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (ciscrp.org). This is a nonprofit organization that will take your wifes information over the phone and do a thorough clinical trials search for you, and mail or email you the results in a few days. Call 877-633-4376 for assistance. 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. What to Consider Before Joining a Clinical TrialTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Seating limit: 18.South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities their guests. Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. Build your own Burger Special for all Elks and their Celebrate the 4th with your Lodge. tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment

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Many cruised the waters under the moonlight with an eye on the weather. Fishing is great under a full moon. Since we have had a few choppy waters, and some rain, many watched the weather reports and fished safe The good side of rain is that it increases the water level and makes for better fishing. Fishing has remained steady this week, with a good redfish bite. Many were caught and released, because the vast majority of those caught were giants and too large for legal keep. But those catching these game fish had a workout and one of their best fishing days. Reds are restricted with one per person per day; legal not less than 18 in or more than 27 in. After a downfall of rain, you will find hungry fish in our waters. Reports came in about schools of hungry silver trout. Legal is l2 inches and to my knowledge four By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Fishing improves after rainsper person per day. Average size is two pounds. Many call this fish Florida summer trout. You must set the hook just right to land them. Their mouths are soft and your hook will slip out easily. They will strike at artificial lures but love live shrimp. It seems black drum love hot weather. Our waters are teeming with schools of them. The food value is not great. Large drum have been known to have worms in their flesh. Sheepshead are always around. Many are caught in canals, rivers and in the bay. A boney mouth, white meat, lean fish, they are called sheepshead because of their rows of teeth like that of a sheep. They have very sharp fins; be careful when cleaning. Legal is not less than 12 in. with l5 per person per day. Plenty of flounder catches were made on boats anchoring ashore at Williams Park. If there is an incoming tide, that is a good time to fish and the fish will be feeding. If you have a full phase moon, that is a good time for night fishing. If the water is moving, it will be great fishing. 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. No food till Fall. Saturday, June 29. .............5 p.m. Wings, fries and slaw. ................................................ 6:30 p.m. music by Holly Rae Sunday . ..............................Feather Your Nest game canceled until. ............................................ Fall. $1 draft beer all day. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boaters for Satur day, July 13 to participate in a crab trap removal effort of six locations: Belleair Bluffs, Upper Tampa Bay, Alafia River, Cockroach Bay, Boca Ciega Bay and Demens Landing. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has mandated a temporary closure for the harvest of blue crabs from traps in all waters of Broward through Pasco counties, including the waters of Tampa Bay. Volunteer boaters interested in participating in the event should register on tampabaywatch.org or call 727-867-8166, ext, 233. FWC is requiring regional closed seasons for the blue crab fishery to help facilitate efforts to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps in state Volunteers wanted for derelict crab trap removalwaters of Florida. The local closure is from July 10-19 and extends out to three miles offshore and applies to both commercial and recreational free standing traps. Blue crab traps attached to private property (i.e., docks) are excluded from the closure. All commercial and recreational traps left in state waters dur ing the ten day closure will be considered derelict and can be removed. It is important to note that even though the fishery will be closed, not just anybody can remove a trap. Anyone interested in being involved must be a part of an organized effort that has been authorized by FWC. For more information on Tampa Bay Watchs local effort, contact Serra Herndon at sherndon@tampabaywatch.org or 727-867-8166, ext. 227.

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NEED TO ADVERTISE? Call.... JUNE 27, 2013 17 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! a very safe place, she said. We live on acres of land. This came to our very front door. We werent aware just how much this has happened right here in Florida, right here in the United States. The idea of not being at war with one another and having bullets falling from the sky and injuring and killing innocent people is just something we had to do something about, especially when it happened to our son. For Duran, the passing of time has changed her thoughts towards the shooter. The person who shot Diego has never been identified. In the very beginning, someone asked if I would forgive that person my response then was very sincere and that I wasnt ready, she said. But now I stand in a different place. To get our word out, we started by educating ourselves. We took courses to get certified to handle firearms. Ive read a lot and have done research. Ive learned that judging is actually a wall, it is an obstacle. So Ive learned to be non-judgmental. Some people do this [celebratory gunfire] as a family tradition. They are good people but they just dont think that the bullet can travel so far. In my mind, I know that if I met that person I would invite that person to join us, to spread the word, as an experience of his own. I would ask him to help us. I have forgiveness in my heart and Ive learned to be nonjudgmental. In the process, she even went so far as to join the National Rifle Association as part of her research. With all of the news over guns lately, people assume right away that we are anti-gun, she said. That is not the case. I can say that in the right hands, in the right place, firearms can and have saved lives. We do want everyone to know that we are pro-gun safety and pro-common sense. Diego, now 14, is a mature and polite teenager who shows little signs of trauma from what he has been through. Indeed, despite undergoing medical tests as late as last week, there is a palpable calm and peace about him. Throughout the experience, even during critical moments, his response has been unchanged. Im good, he says. On July 3, a celebration will be held in Ruskin. A celebration of life and independence. In the case of celebratory gunfire, there is something all of us can to to solve the problem. Sandy Duran is on a MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSandy Duran at her home in Ruskin. I have forgiveness in my heart [for the person who shot her son]. If I met that person, I would ask him to join us, to spread the word as an experience of his own.Bullet Free Sky fundraiser mission to make that happen. It runs from 3 to 8 p.m., she said. Well have activities from the Firehouse Cultural Center. Well have raffles from local businesses, a bounce house for the kids, food and barbecue and were really excited to have a live performance from Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman, who have been kind enough to offer their talent and time to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be gun safety demonstrations. A bullet that comes out of the sky has the power to injure, kill and change lives. Sandy Duran now sees the silver lining in the clouds that are in that sky. She knows in her heart that the needless damage can be stopped. First of all, it was very tragic, what happened to Diego, she said. And then it was a great miracle, just to have our son still alive, still with us after having survived getting hit by a bullet, going through his brain. And now, it is a big responsibility that I seek for myself that we just have to do something about this. The Fourth of July is a celebration, just put your guns away. Hundreds and thousands of other people are out celebrating, too, just like you are. This is 100 percent preventable. The Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin. For more information visit www.bulletfreesky.com. Full disclosure: I am a member of the board of directors of Bullet Free Sky. On July 3 from 3 to 8 p.m., please join me at the Firehouse Cultural Center to celebrate our nations independence with Diego, Sandy and so many others dedicated to the mission of keeping people safe from an unnecessary danger. For this problem, there is something you can do all you have to do is show up. I hope to meet you there. Some people do this as a family tradition. They are good people but they just dont think that the bullet can travel so far. NAN KIRK 813-925-6106 nan@observernews.net VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113 vilma@observernews.net

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18 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h JUNE 27, 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— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 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 Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. 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 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: 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 “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 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 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 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 x™-\025ˆ}…>{£ œ…U\001œœ\011i>V… >Vœvœ“\037ˆ>\011> www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Pastor Jack R. Palzer Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Wimauma Church of God Sunday 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. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 Area Obituaries James L. Ayotte James L. Ayotte, 78, of Sun City Center, FL passed away June 18, 2013. He was born June 6, 1935 and raised in Watersmeet, MI. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Jim was a 25-year employee at Eagle Tool of Iron Mountain, MI. Former owners of the Plaza Motel, Jim and Judy, his wife of 55 years, raised their three children in Racine, WI, Ewen, MI and Iron Mountain, MI. He was a former Mason, and member of the Iron Mountain Elks Lodge. After relocating to Sun City Center in 2002, he was president of the Acadia HOA and Kings Point Garden Club. He served as director of the Kings Point Federation Board and he was an honorary member of the COA gifts and grants committee. Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dog Whitey, and his trips to Biloxi with his wife and friends. He is survived by wife Judy; brother Ben (Georgia), Racine, WI; daughter Tracy (Greg), Ocoee, FL; sons James (Tammy) of Bellaire Bluffs, FL and Benjamin (Laura) of Colorado Springs, CO; grandsons Jacob (Amy), Christopher (Kari), Jed (Brittany), Blaine, Carter, Griffin, and Hayden; great-granddaughters Quinn and Kinley; and great-grandsons Nicholas and Kyle. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice 3723 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Louis F. Drouin, Jr. Louis Frederick Drouin Junior, age 77, born December 18, 1935, passed away peacefully in his home with his family June 19, 2013. He was beloved by his wife Dorothy (Dolly), daughter Deborah, son Louis Drouin III, son-in-law Charles, daughter-in-law Tracie, grandsons Eric and Marc, and great-granddaughter Krystyn. He will be missed by all who knew him. He graduated from Tufts University in 1957 and then served in his country’s National Guard for six years. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on August 10 at Calvary Lutheran Church on US 41 in Apollo Beach. Contributions to any hospice organization in lieu of flowers is requested. Edward A. Gargiulo March 2, 1914 June 17, 2013 On June 17, 2013 Dr. Edward A. Gargiulo went to be with his beloved predeceased wife Marie on what would have been their 74th wedding anniversary. He peacefully passed away at his home in Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Gargiulo leaves behind a close family of four sons: Bill (Suzanne) and Robert of Bradenton, FL, Bruce (Gail) of Atlantic Beach, FL, and Bryant (Eileen) of Tucker, GA.; grandsons Christopher (Susanne) of Dragor, Denmark, Michael of Columbia, SC and Joseph of Tucker, Sala L. Halm Sala L. Halm, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away June 18, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army as a captain and transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of major. Sala was an Eagle Scout and a member of Corning-Painted Post Masonic Lodge # 0168, American Legion, MOAA, MOWW, Board of Retired Officers Corporation at Freedom Plaza, and Treasurer for the Woodworkers Club at Freedom Plaza. He served for many years as the coordinator of the Sun City Center Salvation Army Red Kettle Program and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gwen and by brother Michael Halm. Survivors include his loving wife Helen Cranmer Halm; children Elaine (Michael) Skidmore, Richard (Ida) Halm, Marilou (Richard) Colgan and Steven (Kathleen) Halm; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Robert (Linda) Halm and Richard Halm; and sisters Patricia Bullock, Janet Halm and Shirlee Clark. A Celebration of his Life will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, Salvation Army or LifePath Hospice. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Elizabeth A. Robbins On Monday, June 17, Elizabeth Anthony Robbins, 89, of Sun City Center, passed away peacefully at her home from complications of congestive heart failure and leukemia. Elizabeth (“Toni”) was born October 17, 1923 in New Bedford, MA. She graduated from high school in Newton, MA in 1941, and attended LaSalle Jr. College. She married Spencer E. Robbins, a naval officer, on November 29, 1942. As a Navy wife and mother, she lived in many locations across the country, as well as overseas in Japan and Turkey. She and Spencer raised five sons during their more than 60 years of marriage. She and Spencer lived in Apollo Beach for 11 years and moved to Kings Point, Sun City Center in December 2002. Spencer passed away suddenly in 2003. Toni is survived by their sons Thomas (Nancy), Spencer II (Marlene), Stephen (Laura), Jeffrey (Sue), and Douglas (Jill); 15 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Anne and Ruth. A memorial service for Toni Robbins was held Wednesday, June 26 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, followed by entombment at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum in Tampa. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1462 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511; 813-685-0670. Wanda C. Wierciak Wanda C. Wierciak, 95, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away June 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Ted J. Wierciak, in August, 2011. Survivors include son Rick (Marsha) West; daughter Donna (Mike) Kelly; grandchildren Jim (Allison) Kelly and Alison (Shaun) Westfall; and greatgrandchildren Kaity, Hannah, Max and Grady Kelly, and Carson Westfall. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday July 1, 2013 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Wanda may be made in honor of Wanda’s great-grandson Carson Westfall to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 4420 Carver Woods Dr., Blue Ash, Ohio 45242; or to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, Florida 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. GA; and great-granddaughters Sienna and Sumie of Dragor, Denmark. Dr. Gargiulo served in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer for 24 years before retiring as a full captain. He was a highly decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He then went on to serve for 20 years as Chairman of the Department of Oral Surgery and Director of Post Graduate Dental Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. Dr. Gargiulo had a deep Catholic faith that was an important part of his life and character. He exhibited his faith by always being ready and willing to help anyone and everyone who came into his long 99 years of serving the Lord. He served in multiple leadership positions as the Grand Knight of the Third Degree and as the Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His celebration of life funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m on Saturday, June 29 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center. Jacksonville, FL 32256. Interment will be at Skyway Memorial Cemetery in Palmetto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300,

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JUNE 27, 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 9:00 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. Area Places of Worship Phil Provenzano & the Jazz Xperience return to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 for a special afternoon concert. Phils ensemble is a main-stream, straight-ahead jazz combo that was originally formed to perpetuate the West Coast jazz sounds of musicians like Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. Since its inception 20 years ago, the group has grown to include other mainstream jazz styles including their own unique sound. The Xperience has performed all over the Bay area and has had the privilege of performing with such jazz greats as Ted Farlow, Herb Ellis, Nick Brignola, John La Porta, Phil Urso, Manfredo Fest, Billy Phil Provenzano & the Jazz Xperience return to the United Methodist ChurchCobbham, Ira Sullivan, Richie Cole, and John Allred. Phil and his band have garnered quite a following in the South Shore area, so concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the afternoon of the concert. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www.sccumc.com. The United Methodist Church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in SCC.Shoes are in the spotlight at Christian Womens Connection lunchChristian Womens Connection will hold its July luncheon and program at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Club Renaissance, 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC, Inspirational speaker Marie Smith will share Meet Miss Goodie Two Shoes, who discovered that sometimes being good just isnt good enough. The program will be SHOES, SHOES, SHOES! A fashion show of your shoes! Prizes will be awarded for Best Value, Most Outrageous, Most Personally Creative, Most Colors. The menu is penne pasta primavera with grilled chicken plus beverage and dessert. Also available is an alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made before noon on Monday, July 8. Liberian pastor speaks at Friendship BaptistAt the Sunday, July 7 morning service at 10 a.m., Rev. Toby Gbeh will deliver the message at Friendship Baptist Church. Gbeh is the Acting President of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary and founder of the Quality Foundation School in Liberia. All are welcome to come and hear his important message. Friendship Baptist is located at 1511 El Rancho Dr. in Sun City Center. Rance Goad is the Pastor.Pastor Rance Goad, left, and Rev. Toby Gbeh. Lords Lighthouse receives grant from Community Foundation of SCCIn May 2013, the Lords Lighthouse Ministry, a not-for-profit organization in Ruskin, received a $20,000 grant endowed by the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, and designated for an ongoing feeding program named HUNGER RELIEF. Hunger Relief is a project that fulfills the basic mission of the Lords Lighthouse Ministry, which is to assist the below-the-povertyline and homeless population in south Hillsborough County, by providing healthy and nourishing food to the needy, in particular low or no-income families. Through its food pantry, the Lords Lighthouse serves a food bag to more than 250 families every week. In addition, the mission provides clothing, electric appliances and furniture to the poor and needy. Moreover, the Lords Lighthouse offers assistance in filing applications for Food Stamps, Social Security benefits, Medicare and legal help through the states ACCESS program of Children and Families Department. The Community Foundation in Sun City Center has assisted the Lords Lighthouse in the past by helping fund several projects targeting diverse health and educational areas of need in the RuskinWimauma area. The Lords Lighthouse is located at 815 College Ave. E., Ruskin, 33570. For more information about the Ministry, visit its website at lordslighthouse.org, call the missions office at 813641-7100, or contact Pastor Bill Cruz Sr. and Dora Cruz at 813321-9723.Local Catholics participate in National Fortnight for FreedomStarting last Friday, June 21 and continuing to July 4, Catholics across the country are participating in the Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action meant to bring attention to the many current challenges to religious liberty. These challenges include: the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine marriage in June, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services. Parishioners of Prince of Peace Catholic Church are taking part in the Fortnight for Freedom by praying a special prayer for the protection of religious liberty throughout the two-week period. A special Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace to bring the period of prayer and action to a close. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Prince of Peace raises new flagsOn Friday, June 14, Prince of Peace Catholic Church celebrated Flag Day with the blessing and raising of its new American flag. Members of the honor guard from the Knights of Columbus Assembly 2533 led a procession to the recently installed flag poles located at the southeast corner of the campus. Father Augustine Mailadayil, parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, presided over the ceremony.

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Remodeled kitchen, beautiful tile oors, walk-in closets in BR, roof over, newer CHA. No HOA, not in ood zone. $69,900 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterJune 28 & 297:30 a.m. 1 p.m.1504 Ft. Duquesna Dr.(o Pebble Beach N.)Please park on side of sale only. Dining table, 6 chairs, barstools, maple tea cart, wine rack brown wicker couch & loveseat, coee & end tables, 2 short & 1 tall bookcase, TV cabinet, entry table & mirror, sofa table, recliner, formal couch, 2 glass-top end tables. Rattan etagere, glasstop table, 6 chairs, lg. mirror, king mattress & headboard, 4 pc. bedroom suite, Henry Link bedroom suite, twin mattress, 3 pc. desk, bookcases, 3 pc. TV & curio cabinets, patio chairs, womens clothing, rugs, lamps, linens, kitchen, pictures, vacuums, le cabinets.508-0307 or 633-1173 Annes Estate Sales 1106 Beach Blvd. SCCFriday & Saturday 7 am noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Sofa, drop-leaf table w/ chairs, twin bedroom suite, corner curio, bedroom chest, twin bed, sofa sleeper, entertainment center, recliner, platform rocker, entry table, floor lamps, dinette table w/chairs, computer desk w/chair. Misc: Tools, jewelry, cup & saucer collection. Household, kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com Fruitwood Sideboard, Dining Rm. Table w/6 Chairs, Matching Sofa & Loveseat, Barcalounger, Wingback Chairs, End Tables & Lamps, Wicker Teacart, Chest & End Tables, Serving Cabinet, Oce Desks & Chairs, Oce Equip. incl. HP Ocejet, Bookcases, Queen Pineapple Poster Bed Set, Full Bed, Patio Sets Wicker & White Metal, Scapbooking Supplies, Whitefriars Paperweight, Glass, China & Kitchenware, Garage Items and Jim & Petes Treasure Chest. P www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1024 Regal Manor Way(from S. Pebble Beach, turn left on Emerald Dunes, then right on Noble Faire, then left on Regal Manor)Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., June 28-297 a.m to 1 p.m.813-625-4240 or 813-601-0983 The Price is Right! RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127SIERRA in Greenbriar, new listing, 2BR/2BA, 1700 sq. ft......................................$144,900 HAMPTON, 2BR/2BA CARPORT, furn. ............................................................ $57,500 NEW RENTALS 1BR/1.5BA in KP, 3 to choose from, furn or unfurn................from $650 per month SFH in Greenbriar, unfurn, OAK floors, 2BR/2BA & 2 car garage.........$1200 /month 1BR in SCC, carport.................... $700 /month Linda J. Miles, Realtor (813) 230-0199COLDWELL BANKER DOLPHIN REALTY Apollo Beach luxury Key West-style waterfront home. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms plus a den that boasts granite throughout, 42 wood cabinets, wood floors, tray ceilings, balconies from every room. Owner transferred. Best buy in Apollo Beach. $235,000. 8.9 acres house, barn, garage $205,000. 18.86 acres on 19th Ave NW $350,000.

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SERVICES700 PROF. SERVICES650 EMPLOYMENT800 Manager / Teller$11 / hour + bonusesFT, basic computer/cash handling, type 30-35 wpm, no criminal bkgrnd, drug-free, reliable, honest, must have dependable transportation. Non-smoker preferred. Apply in person at Cash Kwik Ruskin or Riverview or fax resum to813-641-3760 or 813-671-6598 OPEN HOUSEON-SITE INTERVIEWSTuesday, July 2 10 a.m. 2 p.m.Sun Towers South101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City CenterPositions available forRN, PT, OT, ST, HHA, MSWHome Health experience preferred For more information, call 813-514-5520 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-3352877 Apollo Beach golf course home 3br/2.5ba/2cg, split bedroom. 2.200+ st. $1,500 monthly, pets ok. 813-285-7572 Sun City Center, 2br/2ba, den 1,500 sf home. All appliances included. Ready to occupy. Call 813-918-1826 One bedroom furnished house, single adult only. No pets. $700 monthly & $700 deposit. Utilities & washer, dryer included. 813-6334913 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 washer/dryer included. Suitable for low im pact tenant. No smoking. No pets. Great for in home business. plus deposit, 1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-649-15991br/1.5ba, furnished. 55+ all amenities. covered parking. Very clean $700 monthly 813-634-1162 1br/1ba mobile home $200 weekly $200 deposit. Also 3br/1ba house. Close to shopping. 0141, 813-967-3868 One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886 RENTALS600 Road frontage. Good for CPA, attorney, insurance sales, Etc. Live and work at same place. $900 monthly, yr lease, plus deposit, water, electric. 813-649-1599 Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 nancials, full bookkeeping services, tutoring, software & issues. Hourly rates. Your local Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@ verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping. com Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com Too busy or too tired? Shopping/ grocery service, Dr appt, house/ pet sitting. Best rates, reliable. 813-777-8165Experience & wisdom is offered by a semi retired teacher. Reserve me for the next school year, for after school care in your home. $11$12 per hr. Nancy 860-713-9313 Hi-Hat Since 1989. Grips, shafts, custom clubs, golf club spining of shafts & more. Ruskin 813-270-5952 Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 Do you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-645-5273, leave message. for free estimate. 7days a week. Movein, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469. No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813633-5544 Affordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123. Ask about free boxes Trimming Service. Mowing, weedeating, edging, blowing, hedges, gutter cleaning, power washing, light hauling. Free esti mate. 813-650-1412 Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840. Parts & service. Authorized Briggs & Statton dealer. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 813-690-4375 Pickup & delivery Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Resi dential/ commercial. www.bandslawncare. com 813-645-7266 Complete outdoor property maintenance. Landscaping, trimming, pressure washing, sprinkler repair. Licensed & insured. 813298-3376 soil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bush hog, discing. Install Septic System & drain Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed asphalt, concrete, 363-7963 Free estimates. Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Wall paper removal & paint. Formica & wood cabinets repaired & painted. Gutter cleaned & repaired. Interior painting. Home Care Services. 813-293-1260. Licensed & insured. Doors installed, decks, framing, screen enclosures, repairs, plumbing, electrical, painting. Senior discount Free estimates. 813-645-1778. www.MYIC.com/customcar pentry C-117507Popcorn curbing, repair, cleaning & painting. Repair popcorn ceilings. Interior painting, dry wall repair & texture. Pressure cleaning. Home Care Services. Ron 813-293-1260 I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construc tion Co. 813-236-9306 South county mortgage lender has immediate need for an administrative assistant. Position have computer & telephone skills. Banking available. Potential for full-time position. Please fax resume 813-634-2648 or email: ericpfsc@tampabay.rr.comNeed experienced auto body tech. Must have own tools. Reliable. DFWP. Ruskin. Call for appointment 813-645-3187 Insurance agency looking for a customer service professional with experience. Please email resume to elizabeth@ebinsure.com Screen room installers needed for full time employment with Ruskin based business. Experienced! Dependable, good work ethic, some tools and a FL drivers license are required. Good communication skills a plus. References needed. Call 813-649-1599 to apply Help wanted: Southeast Window & Glass, 603 Hwy 41 S. Ruskin. Must have valid drivers license. 813-645-3370 Drivers $1,000 sign on bonus! Great pay. Consistent freight. Great miles on this regional account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4853 Retired handicapped has all the tools, need handyman for weekly maintenance. Hourly work only. Referenced needed. Call 813634-2299 Need 2 or 3 persons to pack & unpack. Harrisons Moving Service. Must have transportation. Honest, dependable & willing to work. 813-633-5544 Full-time English speaking outside maintenance worker for mobile home park in Riverview. 8am-5pm. M-F. Call 813-677-4778 during these hours. Roofers needed. Minimum 5 yrs experience. Must have drivers license. Drug free workplace. 813-404-2022 Part-time typist & oral reader. 10hrs a month. SCC area. Call 813-642-0189 The OBSERVER NEWS has it all! fax to 813-645-1792 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 Looking for experienced Realtors to join our well-established team. LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE, JOB OR HOME WISE? Come and discuss the opportunities in joining our team of real estate agents or the possibilities of working with us in getting your home sold. Call 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Outstanding waterfront condos at Bahia Beach featuring 2BR 2BA in excellent condition with spectacular views, peace and quiet. Near pool, restaurant. Wed like to help you sell or buy. Call us at 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Agricultural acreage with two homes, huge metal building with room to store farm equipment or big toys, 5 wells, convenient location. Do you need help selling or buying property? Just call us at 813-645-3211 SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF TAMPA BAY features 2BR 2BA, updated kitchen, great layout, balcony with both screen and glass rant, beach, tennis. $190,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 EFRONT 3-YEARS-NEW HOME! This 2442 sq ft home in Ruskin has awesome curb appeal, gorgeous landscap$219,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 20 ACRES FARMLAND: Ready for your farming needs or your dream home! Land CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 GREAT COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH UNLIMITED POTENTIAL! Located a property has 3 entrances from both front and back, 3 restrooms, plenty of parking spaces and could accommodate a large business or three smaller businesses, $299,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 New Listing! Short Sale! Call 813-645-3211. $99,000 4.7 ACRES MOL WITH COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AVAILABLE AT THE CURB. GREAT LOCATION. homes. It can be yours for $134,900. CALL KAY PYE 3613672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. 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22 JUNE 27, 2013 813-642-6182 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevar d Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 Bo b s Mobile Fi xIt Ce nterResidential & C ommercialLicensed & Insured C ustomer Satisfac tion Guaranteed! eiling F ans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimat e(813) 671-7870Rober t GerstenschlagerWe F ix It All! ATTORNEYA (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source ELECTRICIANE CLEANINGC AC REPAIR/SALES BAIL BONDSB FLOORINGF ARG O TT AIR INC.CAC1817004 813-759-3488THE AIR CONDITIONIST 10 % with this ad KENNELSK*No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. HANDYMAN*H NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENOVATIONS Don 645-8985 South BayElectric Co. of Ruskin Call Don or John Family Owned and Operated 263-6503 Business & Trade Directory Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. BO SIDDLE WOOD FLOORINGSANDING AND REFINISHING INSTALLING LAMINATE AND VINYLBOSIDDLE1@GMAIL.COM941-592-0802 (cell)www.AllAboutPawsPetServices.com Serving ALL of Your Pets Needs APPLIANCE REPAIRA Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL PLUMBINGP STORAGES WINDOW FILMW WINDOW CLEANINGW Lic. #RC29027076 FLORIDA REGISTERED ROOFING CONTRACTORG. HORN ROOFING LLC OF APOLLO BEACH (813) 419-4165Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES WAYNE SMITH PRESSURE WASHING941-993-4512 wtsmith280@yahoo.comHouses, Driveways, Sidewalks, Fences, Pools, Autos, RVs, Boats, Airplanes, Spaceships, you name it, Ill wash it!SATISFACTION GUARANTEEDREASONABLE RATESFAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE PRESSURE WASHINGP PAINTINGP ROOFINGR SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David SquireLicense #PA2878 Advertise your trade or skill in the BTD HOMETOWN PRINTERSH FLOORINGF COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS 645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGWe Print MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERSandBOOKS FOR BUSINESSES we offer...

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JUNE 27, 2013 23 813-419-4325Sit under our newly covered picnic area! Come Celebrate our2 Year Anniversary ALL NEW2013 In Stock s $ 2,000 Off Retail 1605 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL (813) 633-7843 See Store for DetailsSun City Centers ONLY Golf Car Superstore! 813-642-8200 A+ Hearing Center SUMMER HOURS: Tues. Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon. & Fri. by appointmentPremium Digital Processor$899 New 100% Custom Digital 3-Dimensional Hearing Aid HEARING LOSS? Dont let it hold you back! THE BEST PRICE YOULL EVER FIND!Compare elsewhere for $1,800Any Hearing Loss, Any Size Aid just $899FITS ANY HEARING LOSS!! Multi-Channel 100% Computer Programmable If you cant hear...come and see our papa! RIC $1,499 Let us help put the SPOTlight on your business!Call to advertise in The Observer News, The SCC Observer or The CurrentNAN KIRK 813-925-6106VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113

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24 JUNE 27, 2013Community Payback event is huge successBy KEVIN KERBOW On May 18 Howies Sun City Center Plumbing held their First Annual Community Payback Event. To say that it was a success would be a vast understatement. The event was attended by 300+ residents of Sun City Center. With free food, entertainment, bouncy house for the children, shaved ice to ease the heat, and several thousands of dollars in prizes given away it is no wonder that there was such a great turnout. Several residents remarked No one has ever done anything like this for us and we are grateful. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing would like to thank all who took part and made this an event to remember. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has been serving the community faithfully for many successful years and this is due not only to their ability to respond quickly, efficiently and affordably to whatever the need may be but to their wonderful customers who continue to refer their friends and neighbors who are in need of plumbing services. Owners Randy and Dee Crofton stated This was just one of the many ways that we try to do our part to make Sun City Center betterday in and day out! Howies Sun City Center Plumbing offers a full complement of services. Large or small, no matter the issue they can handle it all including clogged drains, broken toilet handles or full home repipes to remove copper and polybutylene.They do it all! Howies Sun City Center Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency services in the event that the unexpected happens. Howies also offers camera inspections of your drain lines using state-of -theart fiber optic cameras. At the completion of each inspection PAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENTWhat truly defines a man is not what he takes in but what he gives out, riches to me are those who dont have much but give often in ways they can, not those who have more than enough but hesitate to gives out little of it.~Blaze Olamidayyou will be provided with a copy of your inspection so you can rest assured that your problem is being handled appropriately. These inspections could potentially save you thousands in costly and unnecessary repairs. On top of repiping homes, camera inspections, 24/7 emergency services, Howies also offers backflow testing and repair at the best price in town! Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has a beautiful showroom at 139 S. Pebble Beach, SCC Suite 202. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The Showroom is stocked with fixtures from companies like Moen, Delta, and many others. Stop by today and enjoy their friendly office staff and some coffee and refreshments while they talk with you about your next home project. Please make sure to visit SunCityCenterPlumbing.com or click LIKE on Facebook for all the latest happenings. They can be reached by phone 24/7 at 813-633-8923 or fax at 813633-8930.



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www.ObserverNews.netJune 27, 2013 Volume 57 Number 23THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODr. Allen Witt and Karen Boosinger of the South County campus of Hillsborough Community College examine the vegetables that are ready for picking in the schools hydroponic garden. A new partnership between the college and the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma is ensuring that hundreds of area residents are eating healthier food than they have in the past. HCC, Good Samaritan Mission, target diseases through better dietBY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netA recent partnership between the South County campus of Hillsborough Community College and the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma is helping area residents get healthy. In just one semester, approximately 300 pounds of fresh produce grown at the college has been donated to the mission. Good Samaritans Executive Director Bill Cruz said thats helping many families ward off disease. I was very surprised when I looked at the major causes of deaths of Latinos because hunger wasnt on it, Cruz said in a recent interview. Instead, we saw diseases impacted by obesity, like heart disease and diabetes. Since most of the people he and his wife Theresa and their staff at the mission serve are Hispanic farm workers, he knew there had to be a way they could impact the health of that population by changing what they made available to them to eat. Looking at the donated food bags the mission was providing, Cruz realized they were Continued on page 7u $4.5-million wetland restoration project for GibsontonphotoPHOTO ByY KeEVInN BrBRADyYRoy Lewis III, president of Riverviews Lewis Environmental Services, designed the $4.5-million restoration project. By KeEVInN BrRADyY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comAlmost a decade in the making, a massive wetland restoration program is about to get underway in Gibsonton. The $4.5-million project includes restoring mangroves at two plots along U.S. Highway 41 and is expected to take about a year to complete. Work on 10 acres of mangroves restoration and new oyster reefs, part one of the project, starts next month at Giants Camp, a stones throw from the Alafia River Bridge on U.S. Highway 41. Part two, a similar project just north of the Giants Camp on U.S. 41, will begin in the fall. Construction manager John Landon doesnt foresee any problems for drivers in the area. We dont anticipate any impacts on U.S. 41, Landon said. You will probably see work at the site from the road for a couple of months but after that the dredge goes in and I dont think you will even be able to see that from the road once it starts. Mosiac, the worlds largest phosphate company, is footing the bill for the project as part of a compensation package the firm agreed with the federal government after a dike at its Riverview plant broke and contaminated local waters in 2004. When something like that happens you have a responsibility as a company to develop environmental projects, said David Townsend, an assistant vice president at Mosaic. Heavy rains from Hurricane Frances that year broke the back of the companys dike, sending 60,000 gallons of contaminated water into Archie Creek, which flows in to Tampa Bay, killing vegetation and fish. Mosaic has since spent $30 million to improve water-storage capacity at the Riverview fertilizer plant. We can now handle up to 80 inches of rain, Townsend said. One of the largest agrochemical companies in the world with mines in Central Florida and North Carolina, Mosaic provides fertilizer to farmers in 40 countries. Most of the fertilizer used in the U.S. comes from Florida phosphate mines, much of it mined by Mosaic in Polk County. Work at Giants Camp starts July 13 and is expected to be completed in early 2014. The project includes digging a 1,500-foot long, 50-foot wide channel through the mangrove habitat, breathing new life into the mangroves, which are currently cut off from any real tidal flow. A marina, built in the 1950s but since abandoned, all but cut the mangroves from any tidal flow. Tidal flows are the lungs of mangroves; without it the plants grow in on each other eventually leading to a mangrove heart attack where mangroves die and Continued on page 6u

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2 JUNE 27, 2013 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.comACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Khushi Dhaliwal, MD Khushi Dhaliwal, MD Board Certified Board Certified Family Medicine Family Medicine OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Thursday May 30 Thursday May 30 10:00am 10:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm Refreshments Refreshments served served TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Adult Primary Care Adult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health) (Mens & Womens Health) Accepts Most Insurances & Medicare Accepts Most Insurances & Medicare Same Day Appointment Evening Hours Weekend Hours Same Day Appointment Evening Hours Weekend Hours Mon Mon Wed 8am Wed 8am 5pm, Thurs 8am 5pm, Thurs 8am 7pm, Fri 8am 7pm, Fri 8am 3pm, Sat 9am 3pm, Sat 9am 1pm 1pm Call Today! (813) 633 Call Today! (813) 633 2000 2000 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Board Certied ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Concrete Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps Red Mulch 5 bags for $ 10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12 Add a new spark to your backyard with a Century Fire PitExpires 7/15/13 Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$695sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. (across from Chilis) MORE{COLOR QUALITY IMPACT Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price! ON SALE FOR JULY EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY EVERY 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! 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, 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.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. SCC Church rocks on with kids for Vacation Bible SchoolThe laughter and dancing of children is not something associated with the normal routine of a large retirement community but the Sun City Center United Methodist Church is no ordinary church, and the boundaries for the parishioners have long surpassed those of the community. A case in point was the churchs Vacation Bible School, held on June 17-21 in the Creason Childrens Center at the church complex on Del Webb Blvd, with 84 children and 60 teen and adult volunteers in attendance. The Childrens Center was transformed into a virtual kingdom with castle walls, a moat with a drawbridge, shields, trumpets By Mitch Traphagen%  mitch@observernews.netand steeds. The school opened with Sing and Play Rock, where children learned songs and praise led by his royal highness, Jeff Jordan. Among the events were Chadders Royal Theater, supporing Operation Kid to Kid Mission for children in India, epic Bible characters coming to life through performers and plenty of kid friendly snacks in the Royal Kitchen. A Fanfare Finale in the Royal Courtyard involved the children and their parents, along with staff and volunteers. At the Sun City Center United Methodist Church, we love kids, said church member Linda Whitt. For more information about the church, visit www.sccumc.comMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSHis Royal Highness Jeff Jordan of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church welcomed 84 children and 60 teen and adult volunteers to the opening of Vacation Bible School, held on June 17-21.

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JUNE 27, 2013 3 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: TUES., JULY 2 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., JULY 5 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., JULY 9 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., JULY 12 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! Bring this ad and receive a$200 Discounton a standard package until July 14, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. On July 3, a fundraiser to celebrate independence, for our nation and from fearCelebratory gunfire is 100 percent preventable there is no doubt about that. In this case, there is something that we can do. We can stop this. On July 3 at the Firehouse Cultural Center, you can help.By %  cTren mitch@observernews.netFifteen-year-old Brandon Reid was sitting in his own home as he watched the Miami Heat win the championship last week. He stood up to tell his mother the news and was shot in the head by a bullet that crashed through a sliding glass door in his home. The teenager, who is now recovering after doctors removed the bullet from the lower right side of his head, was a victim of celebratory gunfire. Someone, somewhere within a few miles of his home shot a bullet into the air and it crashed through a glass door and into the 15-year-old boys skull. Shooting people in the head is no way to celebrate. That is the message that Sandy Duran of Ruskin has been trying to get out ever since her son Diego was critically wounded by celebratory gunfire while watching New Years Eve fireworks in his own front yard in Ruskin a year and a half ago. One moment the Duran family was watching the sky light up in celebration, the next they saw their 12-year-old son fighting for his life near the doorstep of their small, peaceful home. Diego is still recovering from that injury but his mother, Sandy, has made it her mission to prevent other families from suffering through the same needless nightmare they endured. That a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head in his own home in Miramar last week says her work is nowhere near complete. But she has faith that one day it will be. In the wake of her sons injury, Sandy Duran formed Bullet Free Sky, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. On July 3, the organization will hold their first-ever event at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin, part celebration of the nations independence, along with what should be our own personal freedom and independence to celebrate without fear, and part fundraiser. The event will include food, activities for children, raffles and live music from the popular duo Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman. The whole community is invited, Duran said. It is a free event, its our first fundraiser event. As a nonprofit organization, we depend on things like this to spread the message. Celebratory gunfire is 100 percent preventable there is no doubt about that. In this case, there is something that we can do. We can stop this. This is something that effects u PHOTO BY PAMELA VASQUEZNot a victim, a survivor and then some: 14-year-old Diego Duran surrounded by his mother and the board of directors of the organization she founded named Bullet Free Sky. From left are Kat Lapersonerie, Pamela Vasquez, Sandy Duran, Mitch Traphagen, and Kim Skidmore.everybody. For Duran, it is also, perhaps, some personal defiance. She knows too well the unthinkable and she knows that hiding isnt the answer. This is about having the freedom to celebrate, she said. We should be able to celebrate the Fourth of July, we should be able to celebrate the New Year without fear. In this country, we shouldnt have to worry about this. There are few places anywhere in the nation that are safe from celebratory gunfire. Not all that long ago, a young boy was hit while inside of a church in Georgia. Just this year, a young girl was killed in Baltimore. There is virtually nowhere in South Hillsborough that is safe, not even a quiet place like Sun City Center. A bullet shot into the sky can travel for up to three miles. And it can crash through a roof or a lanai without the slightest bit of warning. In the first moments of 2012, the Duran family had no warning. Had we known how far a bullet can traveljust because of where we lived we just assumed it was Deadline ReminderNews Releases .................Thursdays at 4 p.m. Display ads .......................Fridays at 11 a.m. Classified ads ......................Fridays at 4 p.m.Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit www.ObserverNews.net With all of the news over guns lately, people assume that we are anti-gun. That is not the case. I can say that in the right hands, in the right saved lives. We do want everyone to know that we are pro-gun safety and pro-common sense.

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4 JUNE 27, 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 Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@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:Chere Simmons. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@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 I received a call from Mary in which she said things hadnt been going well for her lately. Her company has been going through downsizing, and she had been told her job would cease to exist within the next six months. The company would provide outplacement help, but they could not guarantee a new job on a par with the one she had. But that was a small problem compared to the fact that her husband has been battling a life-threatening disease for the past year. To top off matters, her only son, a minor, had been stopped in a traffic check. The officer smelled alcohol, which led to a search of the vehicle, which turned up a six-pack of beer. Marys opening statement to me on the telephone was, Youre the motivator. Cheer me up and motivate me. Wow! Maybe Moses parted the sea and Jesus turned water into wine, but I wasnt sure I was up to the task Mary set before me. I told her that sometimes we just hurt too much to notice the sunrise, and that it was all right for a period of time to feel bad. However, she pressed me and asked what positive steps she could take to brighten her outlook for the future. I told her of one of my mentorsDr. Norman Cousins who was a leading proponent of the endorphin theory. Endorphins are a natural narcotic generated within our bodies that will deaden pain and lift our spirits. Endorphins are formed by happy thoughts and will lift us from the depths of depression to the heights By William Hodges of exhilaration. To help Mary build some of these endorphins in her system, I suggested the following: 1. Take the time to review a television schedule for funny movies and/ or sit-coms the more slapstick and laughfilled the better. (Dr. Cousins particularly liked that old series Candid Camera, but he also had a soft spot for The Three Stooges.) 2. Make it a point to give everyone you meet a big smile and a positive statement, such as I wish you a great day, Its a beautiful morning, You look super today, and Good to see you. Statements of this nature will do three things. You will feel good after saying them; the listener will feel good to hear them; and the smile they elicit from the listener will be like a ray of sunshine back to you all three of which will build endorphins. 3. Ask your friends or the librarian to recommend a funny book. Then offer to read the book aloud to the residents of a local nursing home. Hearing the words as you speak them will add to your enjoyment. The laughter from an audience will reinforce the humor, and I guarantee it will be a positive experience for you. 4. Write down every blessing you have no matter how small or how infrequently it comes to you. Many of us spend time concentrating on what we dont have, rather than on what have or is within our grasp. Mary was overpowered by the lack of a stable job, a husband whose health was uncertain, and a son who had done something stupid. On the bright side, Mary has many marketable talents, her husband is not a quitter, and he is making strides against his disease. The son is a B+ student who has not been in trouble before, and he will probably not repeat his ill-advised actions. Recognizing that the pluses outweigh the negatives in your life will create endorphins. Give these ideas a try; all you have to lose are the blues.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. 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The grant is distributed on a reimbursement basis. The 2013 Historic Preservation Challenge Grant program details are available online at: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index. aspx?NID=877. Em seeks a forever homeEm is a sweet little gray Tortie house cat. Her owners packed their bags, booted her out and drove away. Once you gain her trust, she is a lap cat and very affectionate. Shes up to date on vaccinations, is FELV/FIV negative and ready for adoption. Call Feline Folks at 813-5452611 or visit www.FelineFolks. us to adopt her or volunteer. Remember, it is a felony in Florida to abandon an animal.

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JUNE 27, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5Bullet Free Sky holds awareness eventThe 1st Annual What Goes Up Must Come Down fundraiser/ awareness event will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Co-sponsored by Bullet Free Sky and the Firehouse Cultural Center, the event is free and will feature a gun safety and awarenss presentation by Aegis Tactical, as well as live music by Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman. In addition, there will be raffles, food and other activities. All proceeds will help Bullet Free Sky continue to spread the word on the dangers of celebratory gunfire. Bullet Free Sky was founded by Sandy Duran after her son Diego was seriously wounded a year and a half ago as a result of a bullet falling from the sky during New Years Eve celebrations. Young sailors learn the ropes at TSS Youth Sailing Seventeen young sailors completed the first week of sailing classes offered by TSS Youth Sailing at the Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. Youth from 7 to 17 years old are learning to sail, an activity that fosters responsibility, teamwork, and awareness. Sailing adventures can change the course of a young persons life. Sailors are a diverse community, respectful of each other and the natural environment. Sailing builds bonds across generations and geography and skills and friendships that can last a lifetime. From the first day, young sailors are sailing in small boats on Bal Harbour, having fun and learning the ropes in a safe, organized program. They are rigging, launching, sailing and landing a small sailboat singlehandedly. Advanced students are sharpening their skills for enhanced performance. All are having a great time! Instructors are certified to teach by U.S. Sailing, the national authority. Staff are certified for CPR, First Aid and boating safety. Class size is limited for safety and personal attention. Sailing classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays in July and August. Some free and discounted tuitions are available. Register at www.tssyouthsailing.org and check Facebook (TSS Youth Sailing) for photos and information. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Bored Games Thursday, June 27 at 4 p.m. For teens entering grades 6-12 ~ Feel the need to compete? Bring friends and unplug with classic board games like Sorry and Cranium, and new games like Worst Case Scenario. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Game Zone Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii and Playstation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Family Story Time Thursday, June 27 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. Baby Time Monday, July 1 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 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, July 3 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 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, July 2 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 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. Fan-Da-Gumbo Sing-Along Concert Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Clap, tap and snap with Julie Austin as she sings, and plays guitar, ukulele, autoharp and the jawharp. Sing, move and use sign language while participating in this entertaining musical concert. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Sewer Time Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Do disgusting things flow and crocodiles live in the sewer? Wade through this underground system with fun facts and experiments to learn about Sewer Stew. 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. Wimauma resident hits 50Wimauma resident Rusty Lee Morgan, shown here at about age 4, is about to turn 50 years old. Born in Ruskin, Rusty is the owner of Morgans RV Repair in Wimauma.Seminar covers the DOs and DONTs of Directing Have you ever thought about directing a show but you werent sure you have what it takes? Find out at a three-day intensive theater directing workshop titled The DOs and DONTs of Directing. The directing workshop is hosted by the Performing Arts Company of SCC and the Pelican Players. Conducted by former New York director, actor, producer and writer Lew Resseguie, the workshop will be held at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on Tuesday, July 30, and Thursday and Friday, Aug 1 -2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Lew has experienced every angle of show business, having directed over 35 plays & musicals, seven documentary films and countless concert productions In addition to his acting career, Lew was the owner of several successful dinner theaters in Washington, and he served as director and producer of many of their productions. Locally, Lew is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Performing Arts Company. He has directed every show, except one, that has been produced by the PAC at the Rollins Theater in the last 10 years. The DOs and DONTs of Directing is geared toward actors who are interested in learning how to direct and directors with experience who want to learn more about the art of directing. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Applicants are asked to email an acting or directors resume to apply for the workshop to PerformingArtsCoSCC@gmail. com. The deadline for submitting resumes is Monday, July 15. Cost of DDD is $20. Prospective applicants will be notified if accepted. All interested adults are welcome to apply. For further details on the workshop, call 813-789-8271. Lew ResseguieChildrens shoe drive is underwayThe SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is collecting pairs of new childrens shoes (or a minimum $10 donation) to give to needy children during the Annual Back to School Coalitions event on Saturday, Aug. 17. During the event, children who will be attending South County schools will receive free physicals and immunizations. The Chamber is seeking to collect more than 100 pairs of shoes. For more information, contact the Chamber at 813-645-1366. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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6 JUNE 27, 2013 Wetlands restoration u turn into mudflats. One acre of the property, clearly visible from overhead photos, has already turned into a mudflat. So why spend $4.5 million restoring the area? Mangroves are the heartbeat of Tampa Bay, said Roy Lewis III, president of Lewis Environmental Services, the Riverview company that designed the restoration project. Its where juvenile fish hang out and mature and move into the bay. Tampa Bay has lost 40 percent of its mangroves over the last 100 years and as a direct result, commercial and recreational fishing have declined. The restoration project will bring new life to the mangroves, securing their future for hundreds of years, Lewis said. When its done there will be four tides a day flushing through the property and when the tide is ripping you will see a significant amount of fish coming through, Lewis said. More fish in the water would be an awesome thing, not even for my place but in general, said Lisa Cremeans, owner of the Rivers Edge Lounge, a quartermile from the Giants Camp. Popular with boaters and fishermen, the lounge is near a major boat ramp for the Alafia River. Cremeans believes the project will be popular with the locals. I think they would be happy to know there would be more fishing. Reopening the mangroves to the natural flow of the tide will also involve dredging a 1,000foot long, 5-foot deep channel in the existing waterway, bringing a healthy flow of water into the area. Engineers will also build a bridge over the new channel once they cut through the old marina wall to reopen the mangroves.While the tides will breathe new life into the mangroves, new oyster beds, also part of the restoration project, will help clean that water before it enters the area. KEVIN BRADY PHOTODavid Townsend, an assistant vice president at Mosaic which is paying for the $4.5-million restoration project, addresses the media at a press conference announcing the project.Just one oyster can filter 50 gallons of water a day, removing excess nutrients, bacteria and organic matter, improving overall water quality. Oyster reefs also serve as feeding grounds for wading birds and game fish such as snapper, grouper and snook. Some 5,650 square feet of rock will be used in the project for oyster beds. Support structures for the bridge will be built first, with dredging slated for later this summer. Construction of the bridge over the inlet channel comes during the final phase of construction. The project will also see exotic, non-native plants removed from two acres along the site at Lula Road. Mangrove restoration isnt the only local environmental project Mosaic is backing. The company, which is seeking federal permission for new mines in Florida, last year donated $225,000 to Tampa Bay Watch, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Bay areas marine and wetland ecosystem. The donation, the largest in the groups 20-year history, is being used to build an oyster reef on Green Key, just 1.5 miles south of the Giants Camp between Gibsonton and Apollo Beach.Borrow Pit wetland restoration project to start in fall By %  KEVIN BRADY The Borrow Pit Project, part two of the $4.5-million wetlands restoration project due to begin next month in Gibsonton, is slated to begin in October this year. The five-acre property is east of U.S. Highway 41, beside the CSX railroad tracks and the Delaney Canal. Dirt from the property was borrowed early in the last century. They used it either for the railroad tracks or for the highway, we are not sure which one, said Roy Lewis III, president of Lewis Environmental Services. The Riverview company, has been working with Mosaic on the Borrow Pit and Giants Camp restoration projects for eight years, ever since federal officials mandated the phosphate company work on some form of environmental compensation after polluted water spilled from its plant in 2004. In both projects we are restoring hydrology (the circulation of water) to the area and creating fish and mangrove habitats, said Laura Flynn, an engineer with Lewis Environmental. The project will leave the property with a tidal creek and pond. Restoring a natural flow of water to the area will allow nature to work, said Lewis. We are not in the business of planting mangroves, Lewis said. We are letting Mother Nature do her own restoration work here. Having seen the process work successfully in other projects around the world, Lewis is confident it will work at the Borrow Pit. Its a proven methodology, he said. The property, which has been altered by ditching, excavation and dumping over the years, is currently dominated by Brazilian Peppers. One of most aggressive and wide-spread of the invasive non-indigenous exotic pest plants in Florida, the Brazilian Pepper tree produces a dense canopy that shades out all other plants and provides a very poor habitat for native species. This species invades aquatic as well as terrestrial habitats, greatly reducing the quality of native biotic communities in the state, according to the University of Floridas Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Step one at the Borrow Pit will be removing the Brazilian Peppers, something Mosaic has been doing in the area for several years. Once those are removed, and a tidal flow restored, the mangroves will have a chance to flourish. In addition, the project will also include: Off Canal which borders the property to the north colonization Work on the borrow pit project is expected to conclude by June, 2014. 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JUNE 27, 2013 7 Bryan R. Thatcher, DMDNew Dentist joins SCC Practicee oce ofDr. Gerald Isbell & Dr. T. Gregory Jacobsproudly introduceDr. Bryan R. atcherDr. atcher grew up in Valrico and now resides in Apollo Beach. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, then attended the prestigious residency at the UF College of Dentistry in Seminole, FL, earning a Certicate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He looks forward to practicing all phases of general dentistry. is oce oers a number of aesthetic, restorative and rehabilitative dental services. With a board certied prosthodontist on site, all aspects of restorative treatment are available, including crowns, bridges, complete and partial dentures, and implant restorations.1601 Rickenbacker Drive, Suite 7 Sun City Center, FL813634-1932 Se Habla Espaol System We service all brands and models Despite occasional heavy cloud cover and thunderstorms over the weekend, the night sky opened up over the Tampa Bay area to provide a glimpse of the closest, brightest moon all year. The so-called SuperMoon is an event that occurs when the unusually close proximity of the Moons elliptical orbit coincides with a full moon, a combination that occurs roughly once every 14 months. And a full and bright moon it was over the weekend, lighting up even darkened streets and fields. The next opportunity to see the moon so close and bright will be in August of 2014. To catch a major SuperMoon, make plans to stick around until December 6, 2052 when the Moon will be at its closest point in many decades. Above, the moon on Saturday night as shot from my doorstep in Ruskin.Weekend skies open up for SuperMoonMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO contributing to the problem. They were filled with starchy canned foods, he said. But it was the kind of food they were used to, mostly beans and rice and potato-based meals. Somehow, we wanted to help the people to eat healthier. Right around the same time that Cruz was thinking about changing what food was made available to people who take classes and worship at the mission, a group at Hillsborough Community College was checking out local charities so it could decide who would be the recipient of produce grown in its hydroponic garden. The garden had been started as a joint project between the literature and science classes, by students of professor of English Karen Boosinger, who also acts as advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and science professor James MacNeil. Hydroponics is a way of gardening, growing plants in towers of water without soil. After touring several area facilities that distribute food to the needy, students chose Good Samaritan Mission as the recipient of the vegetables that would be grown. But we knew it would only be a one-time project unless we got a grant to sustain it, Boosinger said. My students took the project and ran with it. Two members of Phi Theta Kappa, Karen Lewendowski and Nicole Schuyler, took the lead in the project, and Lewendowski wrote the grant. According to Lewendowski, the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded the Florida Department of Agriculture for grants, and they were supposed to be awarded $5,000. But because of the point system they used and the number of grants that were approved, we actually received $3,450, she said. Then the college matched those funds. After getting the approval of the recipient from campus president Allen Witt, the college approached the mission, Boosinger said. It was a God thing, said Cruz. It came right when we were wondering how we could get the people to eat better. Because they would now be getting fresh vegetables, cold storage was needed, and a walk-in cooler was donated by the Sun City Center Interfaith Council. The first vegetables began to come in May, when the college held an official lettuce cutting which was explained as a gardening version of a businesss ribbon cutting. MacNeil said he has been tending the garden himself since school let out. On average, Ive been taking the mission about four 40-pound banana boxes a week, MacNeil said. Since some vegetables are counted in pounds and others in gallons or bushels, MacNeil said it was hard to get an exact figure of what has been donated but it is already around 300 pounds, most of which has been in various kinds of lettuces, Swiss chard, pole beans, and cilantro. Tomatoes are now starting to produce as well. We were fortunate to have John Lawson of Hydroharvest Farms in Ruskin as a consultant, MacNeil said. The advantage to hydroponics is that small spaces can produce a lot of plants and the colleges garden is growing well. It currently has 36 towers with 18 pots on a tower, and everything is green and full. MacNeil said he is looking forward to the time when the Phi Theta Kappa students return to class. I have been looking after it (the garden) myself with a small stipend from the school. Its a lot of work. MacNeil said whats planted from now on will be decided by how well things grow and what the mission needs.Good Samaritan, HCC u M&M Printing and The Observer News office will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day I WILL HEARBETTERTHIS YEAR $500 OFF an AGX5, 7, or 9 twodevice hearing system.Cannot be co mbined with other 7/31/13. SUN CIT Y CE NTER 813.642.7197 772 Cortaro Dr www.m anatee hearing.comPhysician-based hear ing care since 1974

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8 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 27, 2013 Rodeos have several events to compete in. Fill in the blanks to name some of the events found at a rodeo.Answers: 1) Calf Roping, 2) Bronc Riding, 3) Barrel Racing, 4) Breakaway Roping, 5) Goat Tying, 6) Team Roping, 7) Steer Wrestling Name That Event Name That EventC __ L F R O __ I N __ B R __ N C R __ D __ N G B A __ __ E L R A __ I N __ B R __ __ K A W A Y R O __ I __ G G __ __ T T Y I N __ T __ __ M R __ P I N G S T __ __ R W R __ S T __ I N G 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 COLORING PICTUREList 10 words that rhyme with rope. 1. _ ___________ 2._ _____________ 3. _ ____________ 4. _ ___________ 5. _ ____________ 6. _ ____________ 7. _ __________ 8. _ ____________ 9. _ ___________ 10. _ ___________Some answers: cope, hope, lope, mope, nope, pope, scope, soap, slope, taupe What Rhymes with 1) Rodeo comes from the Spanish word meaning round up. Fact or Fiction? 2) Most rodeos allow only men over the age of 50 to compete. Fact or Fiction? 3) All rodeos are held outside. Fact or Fiction? 4) Some rodeos are so big they are shown on TV. Fact or Fiction? 5) Some rodeos crown a rodeo queen. Fact or Fiction? 6) Most rodeos start off with the Grand Entry, or introduction of competitors, officials, sponsors, the queen and her court, and more Fact or Fiction? 7) During the Grand Entry, the American anthem, America the Beautiful, is usually performed. Fact or Fiction? 8) Rodeo competitions are divided into two groups: timed and rough stock. Fact or Fiction? 9) Some rodeos have competitions for kids. Fact or Fiction? 10) Some rodeos have live music at intermission. Fact or Fiction?Facto or Fiction?Rodeo ChallengeRodeos are exciting and usually keep people watching from start to finish. Here are some questions about rodeos. How many can you answer correctly? Answers: 1) Fact, 2) Fiction, most rodeos are open to men and women of all ages, 3) Fiction, some are held indoors in an air-conditioned arena, 4) Fact, 5) Fact, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, the American anthem is The Star-Spangled Banner, 8) Fact, 9) Fact, 10) FactJokes and RiddlesA: It was too heavy for him to carry.Question: Why did the cowboy ride his horse?Question: Whats the hardest thing about learning to ride a horse?A: The ground!

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JUNE 27, 2013 9 AREA RUG SALE!ALL SALES FINAL!And when theyre gone... DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS |CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now accepting... Fine Quality Home Interior Items & ClothingNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYSales Every Day! 3rd Saturday of the month is ourup to 75% OFF 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 In January 2011, the Chamber started having weekly free networking luncheons in the banquet room. Local business owners and representatives grab a sandwich from Subway or bring a salad from home and spend an hour meeting and getting to know other business people. The purpose is to develop relationships with other businesses and to swap referrals. We named the group the Exchange because we exchange business cards, we exchange referrals, and we exchange networking tips and announcements of whats going on in the area. There is also an Educational Moment which includes a handout with a different business networking strategy each week, applicable to all business sizes. But probably what sets us apart from other groups is our infamous Question of the Week. It could be anything from name one thing on your bucket list to whats the craziest thing youve ever done? By having The Question, we really get to know other business people and develop relationships with them. Often our attendees spend more time answering The Question than they do talking about their business. And the answers will have you holding your stomach in laughter. The Exchange is open to nonChamber members still free! Whether you are business-tobusiness or business-to-consumer, your company will grow with consistent and continual networking with other local businesses. Once you develop that professional relationship with other business people, they will be more likely to refer you to their existing customers. We invite you to join us every Wednesday at 11:45 here at the Chamber for The Exchange! And that got me thinking about all of the other networking opportunities out there. In addition to the Exchange, theres also the Slow Speed Networking at 7:30 a.m. every Friday morning at SunTowers Retirement in Sun City Center. (Its also free!) On Wednesday mornings, theres the Southshore Business Alliance which meets at The Alley off of Big Bend Road at 7:30 a.m. If you want exclusivity to your industry, there are several Business Networking International (BNI) groups that meet in the South Shore area. There are dues and membership fees, but you would be the only kind of business in the group getting referrals from other members. All three South Shore chambers of commerce hold monthly networking coffees, luncheons and business after hours events, so theres no excuse for you not to be out there meeting other people. Networking is the single most important thing you can do to build business relationships and grow your business. And if its for free, all the better! If making time to network isnt in your strategic plan, youre missing a key component of a successful business. This year is almost half over! Have you been networking properly? Why not pull up your calendar and mark off some time to have lunch with us on a Wednesday or have coffee with others? Its amazing what it will do for your business. Not to mention, its fun!By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: No limit to networking opportunities 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, June 27 Bar Bingo 6 p.m.Friday, June 28 Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Can 7:30 p.m.Saturday, June 29 Steak dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Music by Chuck Cobb 7 p.m.Sunday, June 30 Music by Chuck Cobb 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 Crew Games 6 p.m. Fridays Saturdays Sundays: New Member Drive 6:30-7:30 p.m. $1 draft, $1.50 beer, wine and well drinks. Constance M. Larkin, formerly of Connies Classic Touch, recently became certified to perform Cupping Therapy through Ace Cupping Therapy, taught by Stacie Nevelus of Sarasota, FL. The intense course included pain management, body shaping and facial uplifting. Treatments are cumulative and should be scheduled twice a week for four weeks for best results. Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The Chinese have been doing this dating back 3,500 years and it is still used today by many alternative medicine practitioners. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into tissues, causing tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin. In addition, Connie is now Certified as a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (CMLDT), after completing an in-depth, 48 hour CEU course with the MLD Institute International in Fort Lauderdale. She was trained in the Vodder Style and also trained in measuring accurately for compression garments, bandaging, remedial exercising, patient instruction and charting results to assist physicians in their treatment of edema. To schedule an appointment with Constance M Larkin (MA0025101) for Massage Therapy, Cupping Massage Therapy or Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, call 813-641-7400. Constance M. LarkinLocal therapist gains new certifications

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10 JUNE 27, 2013 24-HOUR TOWINGFree Diagnostics Free Towing to shop if we do repairs SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE SPECIAL$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.813-645-7653 Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to 3-Legged Poodle)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*Annette MariaNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping HIRING CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.Tear out the old... install new, We do it all!We Will Beat Any Written Estimate with this couponCALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454Sun City Center References Available (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachBRAKE SERVICE$9999 FREE$5000GAS CARD OIL CHANGE$1999 We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/Better Care Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Pet owners need to be wary when researching on the Internet about their pets health condition. Not everything available in human medicine can, or should, be done for dogs and cats. While it can be helpful, all information on the Internet is not true or applicable to a pet. 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 Edward Snowden is the 30year-old computer contractor for a company working with the NSA who exposed some of the agencys capabilities and actions involving the potential privacy of not only every American, but also quite likely, every person on earth with a cell phone and Internet access. For Snowden, it really doesnt matter what any of us think about him or what he did. It doesnt matter if the clarity of historical hindsight eventually labels him a hero or a traitor, it doesnt matter if our elected officials are posturing or ignoring it. For Mr. Snowden, the result is the same: having just celebrated his 30th birthday, his life as he knows it is over. With his actions, he turned a corner, walked through a door and down a oneway street. In this case, as in the cases of so many much smaller things people do in their lives, there is no way to turn a sausage grinder backwards and make a pig pop out. I didnt make it to my nephews wedding last weekend. He is one of six nephews, the first to marry, and I missed the wedding that was held on Saturday in northern Minnesota. I told myself that I had too much going on, that the travel was too expensive for the short time Id have and that it was only fair that I missed it because it is unlikely that I would make the trip for the future weddings of my other nephews. And now the day after, I see photos posted by siblings on Facebook, I see my brother, a good man whom I love, respect and admire, and I realized just how much I have missed and it was far more than a wedding. His pride and happiness jumps through the photographs. I wasnt there when my nephews grew up, I wasnt there last Saturday missing the wedding was just more of the same and I cant turn the sausage grinder backwards now. I am acutely aware that time is running out for much of what I had once thought I would do. I wont have children, its too late for that. With each passing day, the likelihood that Ill write the long-dreamed-about book dims. I cant take the money I spent equipping a sailboat for the ocean and put it into a 401K. I cant see Kellen and his lovely now-wife Erika get married. Chances are that I wont be able to travel at the last minute to see my brother when he becomes a grandfather. And he will be one heck of a great grandfather. Perhaps it was seeing my Dad die at a young age that threw me off course but then thinking that I realize that sounds like an excuse and that is the hallmark of my generation (and certainly a hallmark of mine): finding something, anything to blame for my own failures. I had this idea to go sailing. I did, without regard to a career or having children. I had this idea to live on a boat in Florida. I did, without regard for my family and all that would happen in my absence. In the end, I basically went my own way on a meandering course with the Observations: The sausage grinderMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSome things cant be undone and sometimes it really is too late. But if life is like a stairway, whether it leads up or down really depends on your perspective.false belief that I could and would find the right star to steer towards someday. Now Im worried that I missed that someday. Or have I? Thanks to Facebook, I see people I graduated from high school with are beginning to wind down careers and are just starting to enjoy grandchildren. I doubt any of them have ever stood on the deck of their own boat and watched the mountains of the Dominican Republic rise from the ocean with the sunrise or been invited into a ramshackle hovel by a financially impoverished but rich in heart and soul family in Havana for coffee. I have been blessed in this job to have the honor and privilege to meet so many amazing people in Sun City Center, Ruskin, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach and Riverview. But my former classmates have the present and their futures appear reasonably clear, while I have memories. Sometimes it feels like having the present is better than having the past, but those are memories that I wouldnt trade. Dr. Satya Gullapalli in Sun City Center is the best doctor I have ever known. Last week she suggested I take an entire day to do nothing but think about where I am at, and what has changed in the past months and years. If things arent better, perhaps it is time to move on and do something different, she said. She was referring primarily to my physical health and general stress level but it seems an apt consideration for life. Ive made mistakes and now, in hindsight, Im wondering if I traded the future for the ever-fleeting present. Edward Snowdens life, as he once knew it, is over. He will never be able to do the things he may have thought about only last month, nor will he be able to do the things that he hasnt yet taken the time to consider. I cant make a public judgment as to whether or not he is a hero or a traitor but I can, in a very small way, relate to the fear that is almost certainly now engulfing him. Some things cant be undone. Lately, Ive been furiously cranking the sausage grinder backwards hoping a pig would pop out. It wont. Trying to make something like that happen is just wasting time. There is simply nowhere to live in the past. Its never too late, people like to say. Yes, sometimes it is too late. And when that becomes clear, where do you go from there? Unless you are Edward Snowden, all you can do is look towards tomorrow and if things arent better, perhaps its time to move on to something else. Tomorrow is wide open. Tomorrow can be almost anything we want it to be and the only thing stopping most of us, myself included, are our own fears. Despite age, past mistakes, disabilities, finances, fear, or whatever that can hold back dreams, the story of tomorrow hasnt been written yet. How it will read is entirely up to you. Regardless of anything else, it can still be one hell of a great story. By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net

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June Hendley of Kings Point in Sun City Center has an emotional reunion with Susan OSullivan while on a trip to England earlier this month. A life saved: appreciated and remembered%  penny@observernews.netAn emotional reunion between two women earlier this month has left an impact on both that each says theyll never forget. June Hendley and Susan Mann OSullivan have talked on the phone, emailed and Skyped, but they hadnt seen each other in person since Susan was four years old. Meeting with Susan was one of the most important things on Junes agenda during her recent trip back to England. June, who lives in the Kings Point development of Sun City Center, moved to the United States 22 years ago from England. A nurse specializing in midwifery, June has delivered countless babies, most of whom she never saw again. But one day in 1973, a tiny girl was brought to the hospital ward where she worked. She was about four weeks old, and she was being tubed because she couldnt swallow or suck, June said. She had failure to thrive. My nursing colleagues tried everything they knew. I guess because I was a little older, more experienced, and had had children already, I just had a feeling what I should do. Everyone else had pretty much given up because no matter what they tried, the child continued to worsen. They all just put the nipple in her mouth and said she wouldnt eat, she said. So June began by giving the baby lots of love and attention. Holding her and talking to her. Then she tried feeding her but when that didnt work, she devised a way to get the formula down. I knew something had to be done or she wouldnt survive. I put my thumb under her throat and massaged her throat, she said, demonstrating how that would force someone to swallow. Once she had her eating some, June taught the babys mother, Beryl, to do it. She had other children. Older kids. But she hadnt thought to do that. When Beryl took her daughter home, June continued to check up on her and the family became friends. June moved to the States in 1991, but never lost contact with Susans family and as Susan grew older, she began to talk with June herself. Now Susan is almost 40 and has an 11-year-old daughter named Sinead. She teaches hair dressing at a college, June said. In an email interview with Susan, she described the recent meeting as incredibly emotional. I couldnt believe I was meeting her. She saved my life, Susan said. June emigrated when I was really young and although we have talked on the phone and emailed and Skyped it was absolutely amazing to meet her in the flesh. The day was an emotional roller coaster. There were tears of joy when we met and tears of sadness when we had to leave. Now Im saving up for a visit to Florida so we can spend more time together. For now though, they continue almost daily contact by computer.

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12 JUNE 27, 2013 Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERAT T NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 7/31/13EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 7/31/13$2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! G M C A CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys age Bl v g v Y H Mo Wacky Wednesday Burger $ 6 99 Chefs Special for DinnerSunday Brunch Chefs Special for Dinner 15% OFF Your Entre Purchase YOU ASKED FOR IT Live Entertainment Live Entertainment until 6 p.m.Soup, Salad Bar and Entree$12.95 Chefs Special for Dinner For two days last week, the First Baptist Church of Ruskin became the church under the Big Top as the entire complex was tented and sprayed for termites. A church alone would seem to be a challenge but the tenting also included the offices and other connected buildings, a feat that was handled by Haskell Termite and Pest Control of Tampa. Wednesday services at the church were cancelled last week with a sign telling parishioners, No services on Wednesday due to something bugging us. Services resumed on Sunday.A church under the Big TopMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS How do you even begin tenting a large church? With a big tent, of course, delivered by a big crane.C.A.R.E. is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.BensonBenson is an adorable little man who was found with severely matted fur and lots of burs. Under all of that mess was a gentle and sweet dog who is just happy to hang out in the office with our volunteers. Benson is affectionate with people and seems fine with the company of other dogs. He also appears housebroken. Benson is ready to start the next phase of his life. He will make some lucky person a wonderful companion. Benson is neutered and current on his shots. Born June 2, 2001.PPHOTOS MARLENE GGREENBERGC.A.R.E. Pets of the Week RomeoRomeo is a gray tabby kitten who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Juliet, Tippy and Grayson. Romeo is a lover like his namesake and is playful and friendly. He loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. He would like most of all to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this handsome guy and give him that home. Romeo will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. BornJanuary 2, 2013.

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JUNE 27, 2013 13 Any 2 breakfast sandwiches JUST $4 (available breakfast hours only) PRIZE WHEEL SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH ONLY 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.New features include Double Drive-Thru lanes, Internet Caf featuring FREE computer use and Wi-Fi, Coke Freestyle with over 100 avors to choose from!Celebration Event & Specials ONLY at 3890 Sun City Center Boulevard, Ruskin, FL CELEBRATE OUR GRAND OPENINGYoure Invited! Ruskin & Sun City Center Appreciation WeekendJUNE 29th & 30th 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) JUNE UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020 Some classes have limited space, call for availability 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 Thu 27: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 28: 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 pmJULY UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Mon 01: SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 02: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 03: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 04: HAPPY 4th OF JULY! ClosedFri 05: 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 08: CHA CHA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 09: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 10: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 11: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 12: 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 Visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes and events: JSAMedicalGroup.com Click Events

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14 JUNE 27, 2013 (next to South Bay Hospital)Also in Largo, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor(813) 634-1333 1 Minute Test Checklist Patient Screening for Leg Vein Problems Pain: Heavy, aching, or tired legs; painful calves....legs that feel older than they should. You need an ultrasound evaluation. Remember most vein problems are hidden. Blue Feet: (corona phlebectasia) Blue veins at the foot and ankle indicate something is wrong usually a failed greater saphenous vein. Get an ultrasound now. We will prevent further deterioration of your legs. Swollen Ankles: Swelling, increasing at the end of the day or when traveling. (90% venous etiology). Failure of vein valves is a much more common cause of swollen feet and ankles than cardiac and renal issues. Diuretics (water pills) do not x the cause of the problem. Vein treatment can. Cramps or Restlessness: Night cramps, Charley horses, nocturnal muscle cramping. (90% venous etiology). Medications and minerals might mask the problem but vein treatment will x it. Night-time restlessness is often caused by venous failure you need an ultrasound. Skin Changes: Red/brown discoloration, ulceration, eczema, itching & burning. When vein valves fail, the capillaries below are under pressure and leak uid, protein and blood cells. The skin becomes sickened and discolored. Treatment will stop this progressive deterioration of your legs. Surface Veins: Spider (red), Reticular (blue) and Varicose Veins: Mountcastle Vein Centers offer in ofce 20 minute treatments to resolve these problems. Most treatments are medical and paid by insurance. We also offer VeinGogh, State of the Art radio-frequency technology, to deal with ne spider veins. Remarkable cosmetic results!! Have you checked one or more boxes? Call Mountcastle Vein Centers Call our ofce for a free, screening appointment (813) 634-1333 Insurance: We are In-Network providers with Medicare (and accept Medicare with Medicaid), Humana, BC/BS, United Health, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare and are the VA Preferred Provider Before / After 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 Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars Program (813) 645-0339 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Stay on the go with regular maintenance TIP: 10% Off LaborExpires 7/11/13 Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Must present coupon at time of service. Owners: Lee & Julie Davis DAVE TROUTour R&R Technician.Dave has been with us many years and does a great job. SouthShore Regional Library classesAdult program/event highlights Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Thursday, June 27 at 12:15 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Registration is available when the Library opens at 12 p.m Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required when Library opens at 12 p.m. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, June 26 at 10:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 26 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! 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. Cruiser of the Month.Shortly after Roy and Tomi Kessler of Riverview bought a neat but unfinished 1934 Ford coupe, Roy visited a Roamin Oldies Car Club cruise-in. There, he drew inspiration from several completed cars like his, and promised himself that one day soon he would take home the award for Cruiser of the Month. Two years later, he did just that at the June cruise-in. By then the car had brilliant Viper Red paint with ghost skulls on the trunk lid by Chris Quesada and a new two-tone brown interior with Cadillac El Dorado power bucket seats. Roy also chromed out the engine, installed Vintage air conditioning and Cobra 17x9 wheels; and did all the other work needed to build a great show car. Along the way, he says, he got a lot of help from friend Mick Wright. The Roamin Oldies Car Club hosts a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a rain date the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts. For information, call Chet at 813-842-1511. S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge receives awardOn June 14, South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 received a Recognition Award from the James A Haley Veterans Hospital. The award read as follows: In recognition for your community service to the active duty service members and veterans at the James A. Haley VA Hospital. On every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, veterans are treated to a dinner, entertainment and given personal items which have been donated by members of the Lodge. In addition, this past year, through a $2000 grant received from the Elks National Foundation, the Lodge provided a $10 gift certificate to each veteran. From left are PER Chuck Stieb and PER Grace Bibisi, ENF Chairman, with Kimberly Peatee, Recreation Therapist, and veterans from James A Haley VA Hospital

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Exp. 7/31/13Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLIC KITCHEN HOURS NOW OPEN Mondays 11-6 p.m. Tues. -Wed. 11-8 pm Thurs. -Sat 11-9 pm Sun. Brunch Buffet 8-2; Lunch 11-6 NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com 813-641-1600 Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about clinical trials and how to go about finding one? My wife has a chronic condition and were interested in trying anything that may be able to help her. Looking For Help Dear Looking, Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in clinical trials in hopes of gaining access to the latest, and possibly greatest, but not yet on the market treatments for all types of illnesses. But you need to be aware that clinical trials can vary greatly in what theyre designed to do, so be careful to choose one that can actually benefit your wife. Heres what you should know along with some tips for locating one. Clinical Trials A clinical trial is the scientific term for a test or research study of a drug, device or medical procedure using people. These trials sponsored by drug companies, doctors, hospitals and the federal government are conducted to learn whether a new treatment is safe and if it works. But keep in mind that these new treatments are also unproven, so there may be risks too. Also be aware that all clinical trials have certain eligibility criteria (age, gender, health status, etc.) that your wife must meet in order to be accepted. And before taking part in a trial, shell be asked to sign an informed consent agreement. She can also leave a study at any time. Things to Know Before deciding to participate in a trial, you and your wife need to first discuss it with her doctor. Then, schedule an appointment with the studys medical team and ask lots of questions. Here are some to get you started. Whats the purpose of the study and can it improve your wifes condition? You may be surprised to know that many drug or procedural trials are not designed to find a cure or improve a patients health, but only to provide scientific data. What are the risks? Some treatments can have side effects that are unpleasant, serious and even life threatening. What kinds of tests and treatments does the study involve, and how often and where they are performed? Is the experimental treatment in the study being compared with a standard treatment or a placebo? Keep in mind that if your wife gets the placebo, shell be getting no treatment at all. Whos paying for the study? Will you have any costs, and if so, will your insurance plan or Medicare cover the rest? Sponsors of trials generally pay most of the costs, but not always. What if something goes wrong during or after the trial and your wife needs extra medical care? Who pays? If the treatment works, can your wife keep using it after the study? Find a Trial Every year, there are more than 100,000 clinical trials conducted in the U.S. You can find them at condition-focused organizations like the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Association, or by asking her doctor who may be monitoring trials in his or her specialty. Or, use the National Institutes of Heaths website at clinicaltrials.gov. This site contains a comprehensive database of federally and privately supported clinical studies in the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of diseases and conditions, including information about each trials purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. If, however, you dont have Internet access or could use some help finding the right trial, use the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (ciscrp.org). This is a nonprofit organization that will take your wifes information over the phone and do a thorough clinical trials search for you, and mail or email you the results in a few days. Call 877-633-4376 for assistance. 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. What to Consider Before Joining a Clinical TrialTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. 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Many call this fish Florida summer trout. You must set the hook just right to land them. Their mouths are soft and your hook will slip out easily. They will strike at artificial lures but love live shrimp. It seems black drum love hot weather. Our waters are teeming with schools of them. The food value is not great. Large drum have been known to have worms in their flesh. Sheepshead are always around. Many are caught in canals, rivers and in the bay. A boney mouth, white meat, lean fish, they are called sheepshead because of their rows of teeth like that of a sheep. They have very sharp fins; be careful when cleaning. Legal is not less than 12 in. with l5 per person per day. Plenty of flounder catches were made on boats anchoring ashore at Williams Park. If there is an incoming tide, that is a good time to fish and the fish will be feeding. If you have a full phase moon, that is a good time for night fishing. If the water is moving, it will be great fishing. 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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has mandated a temporary closure for the harvest of blue crabs from traps in all waters of Broward through Pasco counties, including the waters of Tampa Bay. Volunteer boaters interested in participating in the event should register on tampabaywatch.org or call 727-867-8166, ext, 233. FWC is requiring regional closed seasons for the blue crab fishery to help facilitate efforts to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps in state Volunteers wanted for derelict crab trap removalwaters of Florida. The local closure is from July 10-19 and extends out to three miles offshore and applies to both commercial and recreational free standing traps. Blue crab traps attached to private property (i.e., docks) are excluded from the closure. All commercial and recreational traps left in state waters dur ing the ten day closure will be considered derelict and can be removed. It is important to note that even though the fishery will be closed, not just anybody can remove a trap. Anyone interested in being involved must be a part of an organized effort that has been authorized by FWC. For more information on Tampa Bay Watchs local effort, contact Serra Herndon at sherndon@tampabaywatch.org or 727-867-8166, ext. 227.

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NEED TO ADVERTISE? Call.... JUNE 27, 2013 17 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! a very safe place, she said. We live on acres of land. This came to our very front door. We werent aware just how much this has happened right here in Florida, right here in the United States. The idea of not being at war with one another and having bullets falling from the sky and injuring and killing innocent people is just something we had to do something about, especially when it happened to our son. For Duran, the passing of time has changed her thoughts towards the shooter. The person who shot Diego has never been identified. In the very beginning, someone asked if I would forgive that person my response then was very sincere and that I wasnt ready, she said. But now I stand in a different place. To get our word out, we started by educating ourselves. We took courses to get certified to handle firearms. Ive read a lot and have done research. Ive learned that judging is actually a wall, it is an obstacle. So Ive learned to be non-judgmental. Some people do this [celebratory gunfire] as a family tradition. They are good people but they just dont think that the bullet can travel so far. In my mind, I know that if I met that person I would invite that person to join us, to spread the word, as an experience of his own. I would ask him to help us. I have forgiveness in my heart and Ive learned to be nonjudgmental. In the process, she even went so far as to join the National Rifle Association as part of her research. With all of the news over guns lately, people assume right away that we are anti-gun, she said. That is not the case. I can say that in the right hands, in the right place, firearms can and have saved lives. We do want everyone to know that we are pro-gun safety and pro-common sense. Diego, now 14, is a mature and polite teenager who shows little signs of trauma from what he has been through. Indeed, despite undergoing medical tests as late as last week, there is a palpable calm and peace about him. Throughout the experience, even during critical moments, his response has been unchanged. Im good, he says. On July 3, a celebration will be held in Ruskin. A celebration of life and independence. In the case of celebratory gunfire, there is something all of us can to to solve the problem. Sandy Duran is on a MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSandy Duran at her home in Ruskin. I have forgiveness in my heart [for the person who shot her son]. If I met that person, I would ask him to join us, to spread the word as an experience of his own.Bullet Free Sky fundraiseru mission to make that happen. It runs from 3 to 8 p.m., she said. Well have activities from the Firehouse Cultural Center. Well have raffles from local businesses, a bounce house for the kids, food and barbecue and were really excited to have a live performance from Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbelman, who have been kind enough to offer their talent and time to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be gun safety demonstrations. A bullet that comes out of the sky has the power to injure, kill and change lives. Sandy Duran now sees the silver lining in the clouds that are in that sky. She knows in her heart that the needless damage can be stopped. First of all, it was very tragic, what happened to Diego, she said. And then it was a great miracle, just to have our son still alive, still with us after having survived getting hit by a bullet, going through his brain. And now, it is a big responsibility that I seek for myself that we just have to do something about this. The Fourth of July is a celebration, just put your guns away. Hundreds and thousands of other people are out celebrating, too, just like you are. This is 100 percent preventable. The Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin. For more information visit www.bulletfreesky.com. Full disclosure: I am a member of the board of directors of Bullet Free Sky. On July 3 from 3 to 8 p.m., please join me at the Firehouse Cultural Center to celebrate our nations independence with Diego, Sandy and so many others dedicated to the mission of keeping people safe from an unnecessary danger. For this problem, there is something you can do all you have to do is show up. I hope to meet you there. Some people do this as a family tradition. They are good people but they just dont think that the bullet can travel so far. NAN KIRK 813-925-6106 nan@observernews.net VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113 vilma@observernews.net

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18 JUNE 27, 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 James L. AyotteJames L. Ayotte, 78, of Sun City Center, FL passed away June 18, 2013. He was born June 6, 1935 and raised in Watersmeet, MI. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Jim was a 25-year employee at Eagle Tool of Iron Mountain, MI. Former owners of the Plaza Motel, Jim and Judy, his wife of 55 years, raised their three children in Racine, WI, Ewen, MI and Iron Mountain, MI. He was a former Mason, and member of the Iron Mountain Elks Lodge. After relocating to Sun City Center in 2002, he was president of the Acadia HOA and Kings Point Garden Club. He served as director of the Kings Point Federation Board and he was an honorary member of the COA gifts and grants committee. Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dog Whitey, and his trips to Biloxi with his wife and friends. He is survived by wife Judy; brother Ben (Georgia), Racine, WI; daughter Tracy (Greg), Ocoee, FL; sons James (Tammy) of Bellaire Bluffs, FL and Benjamin (Laura) of Colorado Springs, CO; grandsons Jacob (Amy), Christopher (Kari), Jed (Brittany), Blaine, Carter, Griffin, and Hayden; great-granddaughters Quinn and Kinley; and great-grandsons Nicholas and Kyle. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice 3723 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Louis F. Drouin, Jr.Louis Frederick Drouin Junior, age 77, born December 18, 1935, passed away peacefully in his home with his family June 19, 2013. He was beloved by his wife Dorothy (Dolly), daughter Deborah, son Louis Drouin III, son-in-law Charles, daughter-in-law Tracie, grandsons Eric and Marc, and great-granddaughter Krystyn. He will be missed by all who knew him. He graduated from Tufts University in 1957 and then served in his countrys National Guard for six years. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on August 10 at Calvary Lutheran Church on US 41 in Apollo Beach. Contributions to any hospice organization in lieu of flowers is requested.Edward A. Gargiulo March 2, 1914 June 17, 2013 On June 17, 2013 Dr. Edward A. Gargiulo went to be with his beloved predeceased wife Marie on what would have been their 74th wedding anniversary. He peacefully passed away at his home in Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Gargiulo leaves behind a close family of four sons: Bill (Suzanne) and Robert of Bradenton, FL, Bruce (Gail) of Atlantic Beach, FL, and Bryant (Eileen) of Tucker, GA.; grandsons Christopher (Susanne) of Dragor, Denmark, Michael of Columbia, SC and Joseph of Tucker, Sala L. HalmSala L. Halm, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away June 18, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army as a captain and transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of major. Sala was an Eagle Scout and a member of Corning-Painted Post Masonic Lodge # 0168, American Legion, MOAA, MOWW, Board of Retired Officers Corporation at Freedom Plaza, and Treasurer for the Woodworkers Club at Freedom Plaza. He served for many years as the coordinator of the Sun City Center Salvation Army Red Kettle Program and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gwen and by brother Michael Halm. Survivors include his loving wife Helen Cranmer Halm; children Elaine (Michael) Skidmore, Richard (Ida) Halm, Marilou (Richard) Colgan and Steven (Kathleen) Halm; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Robert (Linda) Halm and Richard Halm; and sisters Patricia Bullock, Janet Halm and Shirlee Clark. A Celebration of his Life will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, Salvation Army or LifePath Hospice. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Elizabeth A. RobbinsOn Monday, June 17, Elizabeth Anthony Robbins, 89, of Sun City Center, passed away peacefully at her home from complications of congestive heart failure and leukemia. Elizabeth (Toni) was born October 17, 1923 in New Bedford, MA. She graduated from high school in Newton, MA in 1941, and attended LaSalle Jr. College. She married Spencer E. Robbins, a naval officer, on November 29, 1942. As a Navy wife and mother, she lived in many locations across the country, as well as overseas in Japan and Turkey. She and Spencer raised five sons during their more than 60 years of marriage. She and Spencer lived in Apollo Beach for 11 years and moved to Kings Point, Sun City Center in December 2002. Spencer passed away suddenly in 2003. Toni is survived by their sons Thomas (Nancy), Spencer II (Marlene), Stephen (Laura), Jeffrey (Sue), and Douglas (Jill); 15 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Anne and Ruth. A memorial service for Toni Robbins was held Wednesday, June 26 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, followed by entombment at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum in Tampa. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1462 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511; 813-685-0670.Wanda C. WierciakWanda C. Wierciak, 95, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away June 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Ted J. Wierciak, in August, 2011. Survivors include son Rick (Marsha) West; daughter Donna (Mike) Kelly; grandchildren Jim (Allison) Kelly and Alison (Shaun) Westfall; and greatgrandchildren Kaity, Hannah, Max and Grady Kelly, and Carson Westfall. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday July 1, 2013 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Wanda may be made in honor of Wandas great-grandson Carson Westfall to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 4420 Carver Woods Dr., Blue Ash, Ohio 45242; or to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, Florida 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. GA; and great-granddaughters Sienna and Sumie of Dragor, Denmark. Dr. Gargiulo served in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer for 24 years before retiring as a full captain. He was a highly decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He then went on to serve for 20 years as Chairman of the Department of Oral Surgery and Director of Post Graduate Dental Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. Dr. Gargiulo had a deep Catholic faith that was an important part of his life and character. He exhibited his faith by always being ready and willing to help anyone and everyone who came into his long 99 years of serving the Lord. He served in multiple leadership positions as the Grand Knight of the Third Degree and as the Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His celebration of life funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m on Saturday, June 29 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center. Jacksonville, FL 32256. Interment will be at Skyway Memorial Cemetery in Palmetto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300,

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JUNE 27, 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 9:00 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. Area Places of Worship Phil Provenzano & the Jazz Xperience return to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 for a special afternoon concert. Phils ensemble is a main-stream, straight-ahead jazz combo that was originally formed to perpetuate the West Coast jazz sounds of musicians like Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. Since its inception 20 years ago, the group has grown to include other mainstream jazz styles including their own unique sound. The Xperience has performed all over the Bay area and has had the privilege of performing with such jazz greats as Ted Farlow, Herb Ellis, Nick Brignola, John La Porta, Phil Urso, Manfredo Fest, Billy Phil Provenzano & the Jazz Xperience return to the United Methodist ChurchCobbham, Ira Sullivan, Richie Cole, and John Allred. Phil and his band have garnered quite a following in the South Shore area, so concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the afternoon of the concert. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www.sccumc.com. The United Methodist Church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in SCC.Shoes are in the spotlight at Christian Womens Connection lunchChristian Womens Connection will hold its July luncheon and program at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Club Renaissance, 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC, Inspirational speaker Marie Smith will share Meet Miss Goodie Two Shoes, who discovered that sometimes being good just isnt good enough. The program will be SHOES, SHOES, SHOES! A fashion show of your shoes! Prizes will be awarded for Best Value, Most Outrageous, Most Personally Creative, Most Colors. The menu is penne pasta primavera with grilled chicken plus beverage and dessert. Also available is an alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken. If you desire this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made before noon on Monday, July 8. Liberian pastor speaks at Friendship BaptistAt the Sunday, July 7 morning service at 10 a.m., Rev. Toby Gbeh will deliver the message at Friendship Baptist Church. Gbeh is the Acting President of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary and founder of the Quality Foundation School in Liberia. All are welcome to come and hear his important message. Friendship Baptist is located at 1511 El Rancho Dr. in Sun City Center. Rance Goad is the Pastor.Pastor Rance Goad, left, and Rev. Toby Gbeh. Lords Lighthouse receives grant from Community Foundation of SCCIn May 2013, the Lords Lighthouse Ministry, a not-for-profit organization in Ruskin, received a $20,000 grant endowed by the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center, and designated for an ongoing feeding program named HUNGER RELIEF. Hunger Relief is a project that fulfills the basic mission of the Lords Lighthouse Ministry, which is to assist the below-the-povertyline and homeless population in south Hillsborough County, by providing healthy and nourishing food to the needy, in particular low or no-income families. Through its food pantry, the Lords Lighthouse serves a food bag to more than 250 families every week. In addition, the mission provides clothing, electric appliances and furniture to the poor and needy. Moreover, the Lords Lighthouse offers assistance in filing applications for Food Stamps, Social Security benefits, Medicare and legal help through the states ACCESS program of Children and Families Department. The Community Foundation in Sun City Center has assisted the Lords Lighthouse in the past by helping fund several projects targeting diverse health and educational areas of need in the RuskinWimauma area. The Lords Lighthouse is located at 815 College Ave. E., Ruskin, 33570. For more information about the Ministry, visit its website at lordslighthouse.org, call the missions office at 813641-7100, or contact Pastor Bill Cruz Sr. and Dora Cruz at 813321-9723.Local Catholics participate in National Fortnight for FreedomStarting last Friday, June 21 and continuing to July 4, Catholics across the country are participating in the Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action meant to bring attention to the many current challenges to religious liberty. These challenges include: the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine marriage in June, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services. Parishioners of Prince of Peace Catholic Church are taking part in the Fortnight for Freedom by praying a special prayer for the protection of religious liberty throughout the two-week period. A special Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace to bring the period of prayer and action to a close. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Prince of Peace raises new flagsOn Friday, June 14, Prince of Peace Catholic Church celebrated Flag Day with the blessing and raising of its new American flag. Members of the honor guard from the Knights of Columbus Assembly 2533 led a procession to the recently installed flag poles located at the southeast corner of the campus. Father Augustine Mailadayil, parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, presided over the ceremony.

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Can be seen at ousesFore Real Estate Service, LLC Mandra Stewart, broker 813-741-3678 F ByOwner 4321 Old Hwy 41, Sun owners convenience. M.H. HOUSING550 mhonots 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING printer. A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 U PICK Black Eyed Peas $15 / bushel 5432 Bonita Drive Wimauma813-967-6464 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com NEW ON THE MARKET COVINGTON PARK!! This charming 3/2/2 home is ready and waiting for a new owner. An open and inviting floor plan with a screened lanai, patio and fenced yard make it a great place for family and entertaining. $149,900GOLF COURSE location with a POOL!! Built in 2004, this 3/2/3 home is located on a beautiful lot in Cypress Creek. Lovingly maintained and newly painted, this home also includes a GOLF CART! Low HOA and no CDD make it an exceptional value. $239,500RUSKIN WATERFRONT! Check out this custom 3/2/2 home with covered boat lift on a canal leading directly to the bay. Screened lanai and beautiful landscaping grace this well-takencare-of home with water views from almost every room! $283,000 RUSKIN WATERFRONT GREAT REDUCTION!!! 2BR/2BA charming older home. 100 ft on canal to bay, screened pool, dock, davits, boat ramp and huge carport for RV/boat. Tile oors, newer roof and CHA, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping, PD-MU zoning -lots of possibilities! $175,000. RUSKIN CANAL FRONT LOT WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO TAMPA BAY! Ready for your future home or duplex (PD-H zoning), lot is cleared, has newer dock, boat ramp and all utilities including sewer. $110,000. WONDERFULLY MAINTAINED 2BR /2BA MANUFACTURED HOME with enclosed lanai, screened porch, utility shed with washer & dryer and carport on 1/3 acre lot. Remodeled kitchen, beautiful tile oors, walk-in closets in BR, roof over, newer CHA. No HOA, not in ood zone. $69,900 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterJune 28 & 297:30 a.m. 1 p.m.1504 Ft. Duquesna Dr.(o Pebble Beach N.)Please park on side of sale only. Dining table, 6 chairs, barstools, maple tea cart, wine rack brown wicker couch & loveseat, coee & end tables, 2 short & 1 tall bookcase, TV cabinet, entry table & mirror, sofa table, recliner, formal couch, 2 glass-top end tables. Rattan etagere, glasstop table, 6 chairs, lg. mirror, king mattress & headboard, 4 pc. bedroom suite, Henry Link bedroom suite, twin mattress, 3 pc. desk, bookcases, 3 pc. TV & curio cabinets, patio chairs, womens clothing, rugs, lamps, linens, kitchen, pictures, vacuums, le cabinets.508-0307 or 633-1173 Annes Estate Sales 1106 Beach Blvd. SCCFriday & Saturday 7 am noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Sofa, drop-leaf table w/ chairs, twin bedroom suite, corner curio, bedroom chest, twin bed, sofa sleeper, entertainment center, recliner, platform rocker, entry table, floor lamps, dinette table w/chairs, computer desk w/chair. Misc: Tools, jewelry, cup & saucer collection. Household, kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com Fruitwood Sideboard, Dining Rm. Table w/6 Chairs, Matching Sofa & Loveseat, Barcalounger, Wingback Chairs, End Tables & Lamps, Wicker Teacart, Chest & End Tables, Serving Cabinet, Oce Desks & Chairs, Oce Equip. incl. 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Miles, Realtor (813) 230-0199COLDWELL BANKER DOLPHIN REALTY Apollo Beach luxury Key West-style waterfront home. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms plus a den that boasts granite throughout, 42 wood cabinets, wood floors, tray ceilings, balconies from every room. Owner transferred. Best buy in Apollo Beach. $235,000. 8.9 acres house, barn, garage $205,000. 18.86 acres on 19th Ave NW $350,000.

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une SERVICES700 PROF. SERVICES650 EMPLOYMENT800 Manager / Teller$11 / hour + bonusesFT, basic computer/cash handling, type 30-35 wpm, no criminal bkgrnd, drug-free, reliable, honest, must have dependable transportation. Non-smoker preferred. Apply in person at Cash Kwik Ruskin or Riverview or fax resum to813-641-3760 or 813-671-6598 OPEN HOUSEON-SITE INTERVIEWSTuesday, July 2 10 a.m. 2 p.m.Sun Towers South101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City CenterPositions available forRN, PT, OT, ST, HHA, MSWHome Health experience preferred For more information, call 813-514-5520 ousesorrentOne bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-3352877 Apollo Beach golf course home 3br/2.5ba/2cg, split bedroom. 2.200+ st. $1,500 monthly, pets ok. 813-285-7572 Sun City Center, 2br/2ba, den 1,500 sf home. All appliances included. Ready to occupy. Call 813-918-1826 One bedroom furnished house, single adult only. No pets. $700 monthly & $700 deposit. Utilities & washer, dryer included. 813-6334913 tsorent2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886F washer/dryer included. Suitable for low impact tenant. No smoking. No pets. Great for in home business. plus deposit, 1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-649-1599onosorent1br/1.5ba, furnished. 55+ all amenities. covered parking. Very clean $700 monthly 813-634-1162 entas1br/1ba mobile home $200 weekly $200 deposit. Also 3br/1ba house. Close to shopping. 0141, 813-967-3868 One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886 RENTALS600 mhrentasF ceace Road frontage. Good for CPA, attorney, insurance sales, Etc. Live and work at same place. $900 monthly, yr lease, plus deposit, water, electric. 813-649-1599arehouse ace Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 ooeen nancials, full bookkeeping services, tutoring, software & issues. Hourly rates. Your local Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@ verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping. com ut hare Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com a ut chcare Too busy or too tired? Shopping/ grocery service, Dr appt, house/ pet sitting. Best rates, reliable. 813-777-8165utornExperience & wisdom is offered by a semi retired teacher. Reserve me for the next school year, for after school care in your home. $11$12 per hr. Nancy 860-713-9313 Goubea rHi-Hat G Since 1989. Grips, shafts, custom clubs, golf club spining of shafts & more. Ruskin 813-270-5952 unemovaHauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 eannDo you need a house cleaner? Call Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable. 16yrs experience in SCC. 813-645-5273, leave message. for free estimate. 7days a week. Movein, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. F overs. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469. No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813633-5544 Affordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123. Ask about free boxesLawnareLP Trimming Service. Mowing, weedeating, edging, blowing, hedges, gutter cleaning, power washing, light hauling. Free estimate. 813-650-1412L Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840. Parts & service. Authorized Briggs & Statton dealer. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 813-690-4375 Pickup & delivery LI. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www.bandslawncare. com 813-645-7266 L Complete outdoor property maintenance. Landscaping, trimming, pressure washing, sprinkler repair. Licensed & insured. 813298-3376 FDrtaunP soil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & drain Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed asphalt, concrete, 363-7963 Free estimates. Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. omeantenance Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Wall paper removal & paint. Formica & wood cabinets repaired & painted. Gutter cleaned & repaired. Interior painting. Home Care Services. 813-293-1260. Licensed & insured. Doors installed, decks, framing, screen enclosures, repairs, plumbing, electrical, painting. Senior discount Free estimates. 813-645-1778. www.MYIC.com/customcarpentry C-117507PantnPopcorn curbing, repair, cleaning & painting. Repair popcorn ceilings. Interior painting, dry wall repair & texture. Pressure cleaning. Home Care Services. Ron 813-293-1260 scervces I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813-236-9306 meca ercaSouth county mortgage lender has immediate need for an administrative assistant. Position have computer & telephone skills. Banking available. Potential for full-time position. Please fax resume 813-634-2648 or email: ericpfsc@tampabay.rr.comGeneraNeed experienced auto body tech. Must have own tools. Reliable. DFWP. Ruskin. Call for appointment 813-645-3187 Insurance agency looking for a customer service professional with experience. Please email resume to elizabeth@ebinsure.com Screen room installers needed for full time employment with Ruskin based business. Experienced! Dependable, good work ethic, some tools and a FL drivers license are required. Good communication skills a plus. References needed. Call 813-649-1599 to apply Help wanted: Southeast Window & Glass, 603 Hwy 41 S. Ruskin. Must have valid drivers license. 813-645-3370 Drivers $1,000 sign on bonus! Great pay. Consistent freight. Great miles on this regional account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4853 Retired handicapped has all the tools, need handyman for weekly maintenance. Hourly work only. Referenced needed. Call 813634-2299 Need 2 or 3 persons to pack & unpack. Harrisons Moving Service. Must have transportation. Honest, dependable & willing to work. 813-633-5544 Full-time English speaking outside maintenance worker for mobile home park in Riverview. 8am-5pm. M-F. Call 813-677-4778 during these hours. raesRoofers needed. Minimum 5 yrs experience. Must have drivers license. Drug free workplace. 813-404-2022Part mePart-time typist & oral reader. 10hrs a month. SCC area. Call 813-642-0189 The OBSERVER NEWS has it all! fax to 813-645-1792 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 Looking for experienced Realtors to join our well-established team. LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE, JOB OR HOME WISE? Come and discuss the opportunities in joining our team of real estate agents or the possibilities of working with us in getting your home sold. Call 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Outstanding waterfront condos at Bahia Beach featuring 2BR 2BA in excellent condition with spectacular views, peace and quiet. Near pool, restaurant. Wed like to help you sell or buy. Call us at 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Agricultural acreage with two homes, huge metal building with room to store farm equipment or big toys, 5 wells, convenient location. Do you need help selling or buying property? Just call us at 813-645-3211 SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF TAMPA BAY features 2BR 2BA, updated kitchen, great layout, balcony with both screen and glass rant, beach, tennis. $190,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 EFRONT 3-YEARS-NEW HOME! This 2442 sq ft home in Ruskin has awesome curb appeal, gorgeous landscap$219,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 20 ACRES FARMLAND: Ready for your farming needs or your dream home! Land CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 GREAT COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH UNLIMITED POTENTIAL! Located a property has 3 entrances from both front and back, 3 restrooms, plenty of parking spaces and could accommodate a large business or three smaller businesses, $299,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 New Listing! Short Sale! Call 813-645-3211. $99,000 4.7 ACRES MOL WITH COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AVAILABLE AT THE CURB. GREAT LOCATION. homes. It can be yours for $134,900. CALL KAY PYE 3613672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. 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24 JUNE 27, 2013Community Payback event is huge successBy %  KEVIN KERbBOW On May 18 Howies Sun City Center Plumbing held their First Annual Community Payback Event. To say that it was a success would be a vast understatement. The event was attended by 300+ residents of Sun City Center. With free food, entertainment, bouncy house for the children, shaved ice to ease the heat, and several thousands of dollars in prizes given away it is no wonder that there was such a great turnout. Several residents remarked No one has ever done anything like this for us and we are grateful. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing would like to thank all who took part and made this an event to remember. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has been serving the community faithfully for many successful years and this is due not only to their ability to respond quickly, efficiently and affordably to whatever the need may be but to their wonderful customers who continue to refer their friends and neighbors who are in need of plumbing services. Owners Randy and Dee Crofton stated This was just one of the many ways that we try to do our part to make Sun City Center betterday in and day out! Howies Sun City Center Plumbing offers a full complement of services. Large or small, no matter the issue they can handle it all including clogged drains, broken toilet handles or full home repipes to remove copper and polybutylene.They do it all! Howies Sun City Center Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency services in the event that the unexpected happens. Howies also offers camera inspections of your drain lines using state-of -theart fiber optic cameras. At the completion of each inspection PAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENTWWhat truly defines a man is not what he takes in but what he gives out, riches to me are those who dont have much but give often in ways they can, not those who have more than enough but hesitate to gives out little of it.~Blaze OOlamidayyou will be provided with a copy of your inspection so you can rest assured that your problem is being handled appropriately. These inspections could potentially save you thousands in costly and unnecessary repairs. On top of repiping homes, camera inspections, 24/7 emergency services, Howies also offers backflow testing and repair at the best price in town! Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has a beautiful showroom at 139 S. Pebble Beach, SCC Suite 202. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The Showroom is stocked with fixtures from companies like Moen, Delta, and many others. Stop by today and enjoy their friendly office staff and some coffee and refreshments while they talk with you about your next home project. Please make sure to visit SunCityCenterPlumbing.com or click LIKE on Facebook for all the latest happenings. They can be reached by phone 24/7 at 813-633-8923 or fax at 813633-8930.