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www.ObserverNews.netJuly 25, 2013 Volume 57 Number 27THE OBSERVER NEWS CAUTION: A red light camera at the main entrance to the Westfield Brandon Mall has the dubious distinction of generating more citations than any other in the county. See page 3. Wheres the best place to beat the heat? In Florida, of course. Even though were nicknamed the Sunshine State, its cooler here than in many places around the country this week. See page 14. PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Snooty, on his 65th birthdayMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSSnooty the Manatee, who lives at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, celebrated his 65th birthday on Saturday. Thousands of people turned out for the event, which was presented by Mosaic of Riverview. Snooty was born in a Miami aquarium on July 21, 1948. His mothers name was Lady. By %  MitcITCH TRaAPHaAGenEN mitch@observernews.netManatees dont have pockets. That is unfortunate for a manatee named Snooty at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. If Snooty had pockets, he could carry a Social Security card and cash from his checks. But alas, no pockets. Snooty just celebrated his 65th birthday. It turns out that Snooty doesnt appear to mind. Thousands of people turned out for his birthday party on Saturday, sponsored by Riverviews Mosaic. With that many friends, who needs pockets? Snooty was born in a Miami aquarium on July 21, 1948. He is the oldest known manatee born in captivity. While there was birthday cake as part of his party, Snooty didnt partake not only because he is an herbivore but also because he is on a diet. After once topping the scales at 1,200 pounds, he is now down to a sleek 1,000 pounds. But he did enjoy his favorite sweet treats pineapples and strawberries. Due to his diet, such indulgences are generally reserved for his one big day each year. And with age more than his diet, Snooty is slowing down a little. Today he generally eats only 70 or so pounds of vegetation a day, unlike the 100 pounds typically consumed by younger manatees. Snooty is one of only a handful of manatees in Florida that have daily interaction with humans. Born in captivity, people and aquariums are all he knows. He is rarely lonely as he often shares his tank with visiting wild manatees, generally those who are recovering from an injury or illness. Over the years he has had 26 wild tank-mates, including his current friends Longo and Cheeno. Assuming, of course, you can call any manatee wild. They are gentle and non-aggressive by Walls in the museum leading to Snootys tank were decorated with birthday cards created by elementary school children.Continued on page 9% TGH to open two outpatient clinics in South CountyPENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOTampa General Hospital is preparing to open two clinics in South County, one in Riverview and one in Sun City Center. By KEVIN BRRADY%  kevin@observernews.netToss out that expensive bottled water, a new water treatment plant is making the water coming out your tap better than ever. A $34.7 million dollar hydrogen sulfide removal facility beside Newsome High School on Fishawk Blvd. in Lithia went online this month improving the water quality for 535,000 homes in Hillsborough County. Water customers in southcentral Hillsborough communities such as Apollo Beach, Brandon, Riverview, Ruskin and Sun City Center began receiving water treated with ozone in early July. Ozone is a safe, affordable and efficient method used to disinfect water and improve taste and odor in treatment plants. In addition to noticing improved odor and taste, residents may also notice that the tap water occasionally appears cloudy white due to tiny oxygen bubbles. This may be more apparent until the new process is further refined. The water is safe to drink. The bubbles are created by the new ozone process that is removing hydrogen sulfide and its characteristic rotten egg smell TT AmMPA BAy Y WATERWith the start-up and testing of the new plant, above, Hillsborough Countys 20-year-old hydrogen sulfide removal process is being retired and, along with it, the rotten egg smell that emanated from the facility. Better-tasting water on tap for south county, central customersContinued on page 7% BY PPENNY FLETCHHERR %  penny@observernews.netSoon there will be a third option for seeing a doctor in the Riverview area. Instead of having to make an advance appointment at a private doctors office, or use a walk-in clinic, Aug. 19, the new Riverview Tampa General Hospital clinic should be open and making same-day appointments. The idea is to see people on the day they need to be seen, and yet let them keep the same doctor, said Jana Gardner, vice president of ambulatory services for Tampa General Hospital. Some doctors offices are so busy it is impossible for people to get in when they are sick, so using walk-in clinics has become a new way to stay out of emergency rooms at hospitals, but patients cannot call the doctors there their personal physician. The Riverview office will be at 10647 Big Bend Road in the plaza on the southwest side of the Big Bend and US 301 intersection, near Sweetbay. That office telephone number is (813) 844-4600 and is currently taking appointments for Aug. 19 and beyond. The Riverview office will be manned by two doctors. One, Dr. Prema Ramsahai, is moving to this area from out-of-state but has not yet arrived. The second physician has not yet been chosen. Staff is also being hired for that office. The Riverview office will see patients from birth through geriatrics. Meanwhile, an office is also slated for Sun City Center. It is on schedule to open late this year. It Continued on page 7%

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2 JULY 25, 2013 Ruskin quilter accepted into international competition penny@observernews.netUnlike many who wonder what they will do with their time after retirement from a lifetime career, Judy Hasch of Ruskin planned all that early. I started learning to quilt about five years before I retired from Verizon, Hasch said July 15. Prior to working at Verizon, she said she had also worked for GTE. As retirement time approached, Hasch looked into many things she had been curious about but never had time to pursue. I really liked the idea of creating something beautiful and lasting, she said. After exploring many things, she chose to learn to quilt. Now, ten years later, she shares her knowledge with quilting groups as an instructor and sometimes friend-to-friend, and one of her works was recently accepted into an international competition. When I made my bucket list awhile back, one of the things on it was to enter an international competition, she said. I began competitively two years ago. The first time I entered, I was rejected. But I was accepted later that same year. Earlier this year she entered her quilt, Sailing with Mary, in an international competition to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan Aug. 14-17. The day after she was interviewed for this story, she put the quilt in the mail. The quilts all have to be there early so they can prepare the displays, she explained. Coincidentally, Hasch is originally from Michigan and is looking forward to revisiting her childhood home. She and her husband Robert moved to Ruskin from Michigan in 1982. When they first arrived, she continued to work full time. After I retired though, most of my friends were still working so I had to find new friends, she said. Since she had already read the book Make a Quilt in a Weekend, and started quilting, she said it was natural to form her new friendships around quilting groups. According to Bonnie Browning, executive director of the Judy Hasch calls the quilt that is entered in the international competition Sailing with Mary.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSJudy Hasch of Ruskin has been chosen by a panel of judges to be allowed to enter an international competition to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan in August. American Quilters Show and competition that is being hosted by the American Quilters Society, 328 entries from around the country have been chosen based on photographs sent in and judged earlier this year. There are also entries from six other countries, Browning said. There are five categories, with five overall awards. Winners will be announced Aug. 14 during the show. Cash awards totaling more than $44,000 will be earned, with

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I was considering asking one of kids to do it but I dont think any of them are up for the job. What can you tell me? Still Kicking Dear Kicking, Choosing an executor the person or institution you put in charge of administer ing your estate and carrying out your final wishes is one of the most important decisions in preparing a will. Picking the right executor can help ensure the prompt, accurate distribution of your possessions with a minimum of family friction. Some of the duties required include: probate process (this is generally required by law to determine the wills validity). thing in the estate. pay bills, including taxes, funeral costs, etc. nating credit cards, and notifying banks and government agencies like Social Security and the post office of the death. come tax returns. eficiaries named in the will. Given all the responsibility, the ideal candidate should be someone who is honest, dependable, well organized, good with paperwork and vigilant about meeting deadlines. Who to Choose Most people think first of naming a family member, especially a spouse or child, as executor. If, however, you dont have an obvious family member to choose, you may want to ask a trusted friend, but be sure to choose someone in good health or younger than you who will likely be around after youre gone. Also, if your executor of choice happens to live in another state, youll need to check your states law to see if it imposes any special requirements. Some states require an out-of-state executor to be a family member or a beneficiary, some require a bond to protect your heirs in case of mismanage ment, and some require the appointment of an in-state agent. Also keep in mind that if the per son you choose needs help settling your estate they can always call on an expert like an attorney or tax accountant to guide them through the process, with your estate picking up the cost. If, however, you dont have a friend or relative you feel comfort able with, you could name a third party executor like a bank, trust company or a professional who has experience dealing with estates. If you need help locating a pro, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (naepc.org) and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (naela.org) are great resources that provide direc tories on their websites to help you find someone. Executor Fees Most family members and close friends (especially if they are a beneficiary) serve for free, but if you opt for a third party executor it will cost your estate. Execu tor fees are set by each state and typically run anywhere from 1 to 5 percent depending on the size of the estate. Get Approval Whoever you choose to serve as your executor, be sure you get their approval first before naming him or her in your will. And once youve made your choice, go over your financial details in your will with that person, and let him or her know where you keep all your important documents and financial ier on them after youre gone. ties of an executor, get a copy of the book The American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates, fourth edition, for $17 at ambar. org/wills or call 800-285-2221. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of book. How to Choose the Right Executor THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller County Amateur Radio Emergency Services/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service ARES/ RACES, in partner Radio, will sponsor two amateur radio courses: the introductory Amacian Class License Course and the General Class License Stay connected by radioin a traditional classroom setting. 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JULY 25, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Tokyo A-Go-Go Thursday, July 25 at 4 p.m. For teens. Konichiwa! Catch some Japanese culture @ your library. Fold origami, learn to write in kanji, participate in chopstick races, try trivia, watch anime and more. Teen Night Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on our large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with adult, will join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Baby Time Monday, July 29 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 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 30 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 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. Alligator Annie: An Interactive Storytelling Show Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Alligator Annie lives in a cabin and knows how to talk to the animals. Annie tells stories of Florida, its wildlife and history. She uses physical comedy, magic and a moving crocodile bringing tons of fun. She also plays the ukulele and dulcimer. This program is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration, a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Len in 1513. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Interactive Adventure Movie Wednesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Going down, down and down! Characters travel deep down to the center of the Earth, where prehistoric beasts and carnivorous plants are living in abundance. Discover this lost and mysterious world with props, sounds effects, and a whole lot of fun at this showing of a daring movie adventure. Props are limited to the first 48 children. Rated PG, 92 minute. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Ages 13-18. Captain Jack Sparrows latest movie adventure will require the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.Apollo Beach Womans Club plans Under the leadership of President Sharon Vasquez, the Apollo Beach Womans Club executive board, is preparing activities, including a fundraising Halloween Party, to benefit the Scholarship program, for the 2013-2014 September May season. The Halloween event will be open to the public and held at the Elks Club in Ruskin. The Culture Club, within the ABWC under the leadership of Judy Motta and Lynn Lucido, has planned activities including behind-the-scenes trips to Tampa International Airport, Florida Aquarium and a special Holiday Luncheon The ABWC was founded in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to community development, including providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach High School graduates. This year, the club awarded $9,500 in scholarships to 13 college-bound students. Three eight-week scholarships were also awarded to Hillsborough Countys Parks summer camps and a tree was planted at Doby Elementary School to celebrate Arbor Day. Membership in ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Dues are $20 annually. Luncheon meeting are held the second Wednesday of the month at Little Harbor in Ruskin, Fla. The next luncheon will be Wednesday, September 11. To learn more, visit www.apollobeachwomansclub.com or contact Sharon Vasquez at 813-641-7856.The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce gathered on July 17 for a ribbon cutting to welcome the Village Market at Little Harbor. Above are Melanie Morrison, chamber executive director, with Village Market and present to celebrate the new store. The Village Market serves marina and resort guests along with area residents. For more information, visit http://www.thelittleharbormarina.com. For information about the chamber visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ southshore.chamberSouthShore Chamber gathers to welcome Village MarketPhHOtT O cCOurtesyURTESY OfF the THE SOuthUTHShHOreRE ChamberHAMBER OfF COmmerceMMERCE O dds of a child becoming a professional athlete: 1 in 16,000 Odds of a child being diagnosed with autism: 1 in 88 To learn more of the signs of autism, visit autismspeaks.org No words by 16 months. No babbling by 12 months.Some signs to look for: No big smiles or other joyful expressions by 6 months.

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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 Whenever I use sports analogies, it turns some people off, but sports are a microcosm of life. Microcosm is from the Greek mikros kosmos: mikros, small + kosmos, world. Sports are a parallel world small enough for us to study and from which to learn some important lessons. Today, lets look at the world of sports and see what we can learn about being a team player in the game of life. Each player has an assignment. It may be to cover a specific area of the playing field, pay attention to a certain opponent, run interference for another player, or just be at a designated point at the right time. When players leave their assigned areas, collisions with other players can do real damage. Losing track of the competition when it is your job to watch them can be disastrous. Being out of position when others are counting on you to be there can result in many dropped balls. Just this week I watched a shortstop make a great stop, wheel around and throw the ball to first. With uncanny accuracy, the ball went like a shot right to first base. It then bounced into the fence, and careened into the outfield. A great play was ruined and the winning run scored, all because the first baseman was out of position. The first rule of any team player is to know his or her position and to be there when needed. By William Hodges Athletes in all sports know the value of watching game videos. Pitchers can tell by watching them how some batters will set up for either solid hits or bunts, and batters can learn the kind of pitch that might be coming at them just from the way a pitcher prepares and delivers the pitch. Boxers watch videos to find out when the opponent drops his guard or how he might telegraph his punches. At a recent play-off game, I watched while an entire team sat in the bleachers watching and making notes on the actions of a team they would face in a later round. The team that took the time to watch and make notes won the match, and one of the victorious players told me that the personal scouting did a lot to make the victory possible. You may not have videos of your competitors off the field but you can collect their printed materials, you can talk with others about their methods of operation, and you can learn about their products and/or services. Some of the greatest players in sports history were not great just because they played one position well, but because the team could call on them to play a number of positions. Babe Ruth pitched, batted and played the outfield. Johnny Bench was a great catcher but he also led the league in home runs twice and RBIs three times. To be a greater asset to your team, take the time to learn some of the other positions. Start with the one that directly affects you. If one of them cannot perform, could you pick up the slack? If you can, you will be recognized for your value to the team. and everyones contributions are required for success. If it were not for the second string that shows up for scrimmages, the first string could not sharpen their skills. That star quarterback would not walk so tall if the guards and tackles missed their assignments. No matter what your position on the team, take credit for the teams success. I think this is an important thing for team leaders to remember when they are passing out kudos. Never forget to acknowledge the people who showed up to play but might be forgotten by the fans or management for that matter. Life is one of the greatest games of all and it is more fun to play if you are a team player. Play ball!Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Being part of the teamNeed help with ADA compliance?From 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 30, Hillsborough County and the Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities will present a free workshop. Experts will discuss how businesses can avoid costly mistakes by reviewing the latest ADA needs and requirements. The workshop will be held at the Childrens Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call 813914-4028.Dear Editor, I had heard of Camp Bayou for many years. Yeah, it was years ago a campground. It was purchased about 20 years ago by Hillsborough County under the ELAPP program. Then I heard it had something to do with education. School children, I guess. In the June 20, 2013 issue of The Observer News, I read an article about a guided canoe tour at Camp Bayou. Being a paddler, this tour looked like something I may be interested in. On Saturday, July 6, 2013 I visited Camp Bayou to get some information. Did I have a pleasant surprise. I was given great information about the area of long, long ago. The exhibits are very interesting. My thanks to the volunteers, Jerri, Ann, Dolly and Fred, for their time, tour and information. This is not a campground. It is an outdoor learning center for everyone. It is a quiet place where we can experience nature and all its beauty.Dick Hamilton Letter to the EditorIn the U.S., including Florida, one in six people struggles with hunger, and more than 850 mil lion people around the world dont know where they will get their next meal. As the world population continues to increase, food security is becoming a growing concern. To raise awareness about this criti cal issue, the Mosaic Company is hosting a Hunger-Relief Forum to spearhead a regional conversation about hunger relief efforts and the need to create a sustainable food supply. The event will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July Mosaic Company to host hunger-relief forum at Florida Fairgrounds26 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Florida Center. By uniting community lead ers and organizations throughout Central Florida, Mosaic intends to ignite community dialogue about food security and the valuable roles various community organizations, companies, educators and industries can play in providing solutions. The forum will feature keynote speaker John Stanmeyer, who will share photos and insights from his travels as a National Geographic photographer documenting the global food crisis. The program will also feature a live panel that will discuss meet ing the challenges facing our local food supply. Panelists will include: Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding America Tampa Bay; Patrizia La Trecchia, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability; David Spivey, Plant City strawberry grower; and Neil Beckingham, sustainabil ity manager for the Mosaic Company. Food banks from across the region will be recognized for their efforts with a special presentation by Mosaic.

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YOULL EARNOUR AGENTS OFTEN MAKE $30K OR MORE IN THE FIRST YEAR, PART TIME.YOULL LEARNGET THE TRAINING YOU NEED TO RUN A BUSINESS SALES, MARKETING, MANAGEMENT AND MORE!WELL SHOW YOU HOW!ARE YOU A DRIVEN PROFESSIONAL WHO WANTS A CAREER THAT KEEPS UP WITH YOUR AMBITION? WE NEED PEOPLE WHO HAVE STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS. WE REPRESENT A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY. ITS A GREAT FOUNDATION FOR A REWARDING FUTURE.TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW CALL OUR BRANDON OFFICE 1-800-695-7880PLEASE LEAV E Y OUR NAME AND PHONE # FOR US TO CALL Y OU BACK Garbage and recycling roll cart deliveries begin in AugustAre your garbage cans start ing to look worse for wear? Cant remember whether plastic bottles go in the blue bin or the green bin? If you live in Hillsborough Countys Solid Waste service area, help is on the way. Improved residential gar bage and recycling collec tion service with sturdy roll carts to be provided by the County will begin in September. Sun City Center, however, is on a different schedule, with their new ser vice to start in January 2014. Starting Aug. 1, gray roll carts for garbage and blue roll carts for recycling will be delivered to more than 260,000 homes. Residents will need to store their carts until the new service begins. Also, residents are encouraged to read the im portant information that will be delivered with the carts. This will include cart instructions, collection days, and service provider information. When the new service starts, the carts will be emptied by automated collection, a process that uses a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle instead of workers lifting cans and bins by hand. An automated system keeps neighborhoods cleaner and neater on collection days, increases recycling rates, and is safer for service providers. Though collection days and service providers may change, the improved service will still include two garbage pickups every week, one recycling col lection every week, and one yard waste collection every week. Yard waste will still be collected manually in containers and cans provided by residents, or in bags and bundles. According to a news release from Hillsborough County, residential solid waste custom ers will pay less for service in 2014, as a result of the Countys efforts to seek new bids for garbage and recycling collec tion. Altogether, the County will save nearly $10 million annually while still keeping twice-a-week pickups. For more information about the improved collection service, visit www.HillsboroughCounty. org/TalkTrash, or call the Hills borough County Public Utilities Department at 813-272-5680. will be in the Whitcomb Building, the tall pink building at the west end of Sun City Center Plaza by the post office. Were going to share the parking lot with the post office, Gardner said. Well be in the part of the first floor that was occupied by the bank. The TGH clinics will both be full service, giving flu shots and regular routine exams as well as seeing sick patients. There will be one doctor who will man the Sun City Center clinic regularly who will specialize in adult care. This doctor has not yet been chosen. That office, which should open sometime before the end of the year, will not be equipped for pediatrics. The address of the Sun City Center office is 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, and the telephone number is (813) 844-4700. There is hiring still to be done there as well. Both offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to start. They will not take walk-ins, but if you call, they give same day appointments when patients say they need them, Gardner said. For employment opportunities, it is advised that applicants go to the Tampa General Hospital website http://www.tgh.org/ searchjobs.htm under the About Us tab on the left at the top of the opening page, where there is a sub-tab that says Career Opportunities and under that Apply.TGH clinicContinued from page 1 from groundwater supplied to the Lithia plant. The oxygen bubbles should dissipate after the water sits for a few minutes. The rotten egg smell is all removed now, said Brandon Moore, Tampa Bay Waters public communications manager. Students at Newsome High School will be particularly pleased with the changes. Football players at the school complained about the smell coming from Tampa Bay Waters plant during a public hearing at the school in 2010. They were really happy to hear there would no longer be a smell coming from the plant, Moore said. Residents also welcomed the changes. We had a lot of positive feedback about the new plant. Its a higher quality of water residents are now receiving. Tampa Bay Water meets more than 100 federal, state and local standards for quality. We actually go above and beyond the standard. I dont know the standards for bottled water but I know our standards are above what is required. And you pay about of a penny per gallon for our water. Hillsborough County Public Utilities made several modifications at the plant in order to integrate the new ozone treatment process into daily operations. These included reconfiguring chemical feed systems and related piping, upgrading chemical analyzers and controls, and constructing a new segment for the pipeline which brings water into the plant from Tampa Bay Waters regional system. Hillsborough County is a member of Tampa Bay Water. Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department provides an average of 50 million gallons of drinking water a day to 535,000 people in unincorporated Hillsborough County, and treats about 36 million gallons of wastewater a day. Construction of the new plant took two years and was funded through construction bonds and Tampa Bay Waters wholesale water rate. With the start-up and testing of the new facility and plant improvements, Hillsborough Countys 20-year-old hydrogen sulfide removal process is being retired. Tampa Bay Water is Floridas Water quality improves for South CountyContinued from page 1 largest wholesale water provider. The agency provides wholesale drinking water to its member governments of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. For more information about the project, go to www. tampabaywater.org. $5K scholarship offered by CountyThe Hillsborough County Social Services Division and Community Action Board are offering a $5,000 college scholarship to help a lowincome resident fulfill post-high school educational interests. Among other criteria, applicants must: dents between the ages of 16-22 or have obtained a high school or GED diploma rolled in an institution of higher learning (college/university/voca tional) 125% of the 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines of the Community Services Block Grant mandated requirements. The scholarship application must be delivered to the West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center located at 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607, by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013. The scholarship application and additional criteria are available online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/cap.

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8 JULY 25, 2013 Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL NEW BOOKShare your story inFINE PERSONSPhotos, Biographies and Interesting Life ExperiencesStories should be limited to 7 pages (including photos and graphics)ARNOLD CHRISTENSEN, Editor-in-Chief CHK Publications Doc Harrison, Publisher/EditorA ne person worships God, loves people, and works hard. Mrs. Middleton, 4th grade teacher 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 JOBS, JOBS, JOBSThis ad is sponsored by The Observer News and Tampa Bay Workforce AllianceEducational seminars for all ages at MOSI in AugustFeline Folks up for adoptionWomens fall study at South BayMore Than Sisters, the womens group at South Bay Church, Riverview, has chosen A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place by Beth Moore for its fall study which will begin Tuesday, Sept. 17. A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place (updated edition) is a 10-week study. The 2-hour classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. All area women are welcome to attend. This study will challenge readers to prepare their heart, like the Holy of Holies, to become a home for His love and glory a dwelling place for the Most High God. Registration will begin August 11 in the lobby at the church. Workbook is $15. Childcare is available upon registration for a $5 donation per family per week. Space is limited so register soon.Summer book clubThe womens summer book club will continue its discussion of Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs, at 7 p.m., August 13 and 27. This will be the wrap up of this group until next summer. This discussion group is open to all area women. For more information call the church office at 813-677-0721. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Visit their website at www.SouthBay.cc. 3D Project Printing SBU Certification Saturday, Aug. 3 Ages: 17 Adult Program fee: $24 MOSI member: $18 Design and print real 3D objects with a high resolution 3D printer. This workshop is great for: artists, designers, hobbyists and inventors! Find out how to take your designs and make them real. Well print 3D creations and learn special techniques to make them into pieces of art made with science. Participants receive certification to use Idea Zones industrial 3D printer to create their own prototypes in the future. Advance registration required. Preschool Science Lets Make Some Music M/W Aug. 5, 7 or T/Th Aug. 6, 8, 10 10:45 a.m. Program fee: $15 per parent/ child team MOSI member: $12 per parent/ child team We respectfully request that siblings and family members not attend. Make silly sounds and groovy beats as you learn about sound waves, instruments, and singing. Make your own simple instrument. Express yourself through dance and fun. Meteor Shower Midnight Madness Family Camp-In Saturday, Aug. 10, 5 p.m. to Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Program fee: $105 per parentchild team; $60 per additional child MOSI member: $79 per parentchild team; $45 per additional child Have a starry sleep-over on a night full of astronomical surprises. Enjoy a perfectly beautiful night sky in the comfort of our planetarium to see stars planets and galaxies from around the world. Create craters by shooting meteorites into the Earth. Chill out making comets and feel the tail as it blows through the air. Stay up late and travel to the top of the IMAX Dome to view the Perseids Meteor Shower, one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle and is famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. Pizza dinner and cereal breakfast included. Preschool Science Puddle Jumping M/W Aug. 12, 14 or T/Th Aug. 13, 15, 10 10:45 a.m. Program fee: $15 per parent/ child team MOSI member: $12 per parent/ child team We respectfully request that siblings and other family members not attend. Learn about the weather by when you make blowing wind, falling rain, and cold snow. Touch a cloud and go puddle-jumping with your rain boots. 3D Milling and Scanning SBU Certification Sunday, Aug. 25 10 a.m. noon Ages: 17 Adult Program fee: $15 MOSI member: $12 Use the Roland MDX-15 to make ideas take shape. Easy-to-use and compatible with many popular 3D CAD software programs, the MDX-15 carves a wide variety of materials such as plastics, jewelers wax and even metals into models, molds, prototype inventions and even circuit boards. You can even use the MDX-15 to scan 3D objects. Participants receive certification to use the MDX-15 miller to create their own projects in the future. Advance registration required. MOSI is located at 4801 E Fowler Ave. in Tampa. For more information about any of MOSIs programs, call 813-987-6000 or visit MOSI.org.Flicker is a little gray male kitten seeking a family. He is up to date on shots, neutered, and ready for adoption. Rascal is a little black male kitten, also up to date on shots and neutered. For more information, call Jackie at Feline Folks: 813-545-7611.NEED TO ADVERTISE? Call.... NAN KIRK 813-925-6106 nan@observernews.net VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113 vilma@observernews.net

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JULY 25, 2013 9 Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL FOR 2 2 for $39992 Soup or Salad2 Entrees Choose from: 2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of Wine Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2You asked for something different. You got it! LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND nature, and although they have them, they cant even manage to stick out their tongues at you. Over the years, Snooty has been taught to rollover and present a flipper for a handshake. Snooty has proven that manatees can learn from us, as we learn from them. Despite their gentle natures, wild manatees are not pets and neither is Snooty. In Florida it is illegal to harass them in any way, including feeding them fresh water through a hose. As one area woman recently found out through some very public and embarrassing photos and her subsequent arrest, attempting to ride a manatee is absolutely forbidden. But most people have the sense to know that, right? Manatees are associated with Florida and are a big draw for tourists. But they can wander. They have been known to swim as far north as Massachusetts and back again in a single summer, swimming roughly as fast as a typical person walks. They cannot, however, tolerate water that is less than 68 degrees and thus can be found locally in large numbers during the winter months congregated at the TECO Manatee Viewing Center, which has warm water year-around courtesy of the cooling system at the adjacent Big Bend Power Plant. Manatees are not fish (nor are they overly curvaceous mermaids) and females bear live young, known as calves. A typical pregnancy lasts for up to a year and it is rare for a female manatee to give birth to more than one calf. Their lungs run nearly the entire length of their bodies allowing them to hold their breath and submerge for up to 20 minutes at a time, using nose flaps to keep water out of their lungs. According to one area marine biologist, most wild manatees are identified entirely by the propeller scars on their backs. There are few manatees in Florida that havent made unfortunate contact with speedboat propellers. Both state and federal laws protect manatees and boating speed restrictions in manatee zones exist for a very good reason. Studies have indicated that relatively few manatees suffer propeller injuries on their heads, while most have them on their backs or near their tails, suggesting that manatees do recognize approaching boats, they just arent fast enough to avoid them, particularly in the shallow water they inhabit. From the perspective of a boater, their color makes them almost impossible to see. In fact, the majority of manatee deaths involving boats are due to impact damage, rather than propeller injuries. When it comes to boats and manatees, speed does indeed kill. On the manatees side is time. It is estimated manatees have been around for at least 50 million years and Snootys modern ancestors have been swimming the coasts for a million years. As they were here first, perhaps us adapting to them cannot really be considered unfair. Snooty can talk. For nearly 30 years, he has had a hydrophone inside his tank, giving biologists the first indication that manatees communicate with each other through high-pitched sounds. Hopefully on Saturday, those sounds were strikingly similar to the birthday song. Back in Bradenton at the South Florida Museum, children played manatee-related games or searched for fossils in a dig site provided by Mosaic. Inside, Snooty waved his flipper at the crowd gathered above his tank while those watching through glass below saw him roll and flap MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Jim Johnson of Mosaic in Riverview greets people as they leave the Mosaic mobile interactive environmental exhibit. Mosaic sponsored Snootys birthday party.Snooty turns 65% his tail. Birthday cards made by elementary school children lined the walls at the museum. If anyone enjoyed their 65th birthday, it would seem to be Snooty. People cheered him on and he happily munched on pineapple chunks and strawberries. Too bad about not having pockets, he probably would have liked to have saved some of the treats for later. And regarding pockets, it turns out that Snooty is a full-fledged member of the AARP (American Association of Retired People). Fortunately, their membership cards are made of plastic and, thus, are waterproof. Where he keeps it is anyones guess. Perhaps next to a secret stash of pineapple chunks and strawberries. The South Florida Museum is located at 201 10th Street West in Bradenton, just across the Manatee River and one block off the U.S. 41 Business route. The museum offers a Snooty Cam that is live during regular business hours and on weekends. For more information, visit www. southfloridamuseum.org.Thousands of people gathered at the South Florida Museum to celebrate Snooty the Manatees 65th birthday. He is pictured with one of his two tank-mates.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS JULY 25, 2013 COLORING PICTURE Unlike amusement parks, carnivals come and go. The rides, the food stands, the gamesall are made so they can be set up and taken down quickly. Carnivals started after the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893. Otto Schmitt had been a showman at the fair and decided to hire some of the acts for his own carnival touring company. Schmitts carnival was a lot of fun, but he didnt manage his money well and his company soon went out of business.Some of the people from Schmitts company decided to put on their own carnivals, and by 1937, there were over 300 carnivals touring around the country. Today, carnivals continue, with tours in the North during the summer and tours in the South during the winter. From Town to Town Jokes and RiddlesA: The roller ghoster!Q: Whats a ghosts favorite carnival ride? Q: How do you make a hamburger stand smile?A: Pickle it gently! Carnivals have loads of tasty food to try. Fill in the blanks to name some of the foods found at a carnival.Answers: 1) Corndogs, 2) Funnel Cakes, 3) Popcorn, 4) Lemon Shakeups, 5) Cotton Candy, 6) Snow Cones, 7) Brats Name That Food Name That Food 1 C O __ N D __ G __2 F U __ N N E L C A __ E S3 __ O __ C O R __4 L E __ O N S __ A __ E U P S5 C O __ __ O N C A __ D Y6 S __ O W __ O N E S7 B R __ T __ 1) The Tilt-a-Whirl makes some riders dizzy. Fact or Fiction? 2) The Zipper moves up and down like a roller coaster. Fact or Fiction? 3) The Scrambler makes riders feel like they are going to crash into each other. Fact or Fiction? 4) The Octopus may also be called the Spider. Fact or Fiction? 5) It can be hard to find your way out of the Farmhouse with its funny mirrors and stuff. Fact or Fiction? 6) The carousel is filled with large wooden fish that move up and down on poles for kids to ride on. Fact or Fiction? 7) Another name for the bumper cars is the dodgem cars. Fact or Fiction? 8) The Wave Swinger takes riders high into the air. Fact or Fiction? 9) The Fun Slide is much smaller than a regular slide. Fact or Fiction? 10) The Rock-O-Plane is like the Ferris wheel but with seats in cages. Fact or Fiction?Carnival RideCarnivals have many rides from Ferris wheels to roller coasters. Here are some questions about carnival rides. How many can you answer correctly?Answers: 1) Fact, 2) False, the Zipper spins round and round, 3) Fact, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, the Funhouse, not the Farmhouse, can be hard to find your way out of, 6) Fiction, most carousels have animals other than fish, 7) Fact, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, the Fun Slide is much bigger, 10) Fact Fact or Fiction? List 10 words that rhyme with fun. 1. ___________ 2. _____________ 3. ____________ 4. ___________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________ 7. ___________ 8. ____________ 9. ___________ 10. ___________What Rhymes withSome answers: bun, done, gun, none, pun, run, shun, stun, sun, ton C h a ll e n g e

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JULY 25, 2013 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, U 11 Sun City Dental Center The 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) 633-2636 General Dentist 727 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 experience In-House Denture Lab Œ\003;IUM\003,Ia\003:MTQVM[\003IVL\003:MXIQZ[ Œ\003.QTTQVO[\024\003+ZW_V[\003IVL\003*ZQLOM[ Œ\003.WK][ML\003WV\003-KWVWUQKIT\003
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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS America s 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. 8/31/13EXPRESS HAND WA XMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 8/31/13$2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHL Y CAR W ASH P ASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd .Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonny s SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsWord: Introduction, Font & Page Formatting Thursday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m. Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, mar gins, paper orientation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Tokyo A-Go-Go Thursday, July 25 at 4 p.m. For teens. Konichiwa! Catch some Japanese culture @ your library. Fold origami, learn to write in kanji, participate in chopstick races, try trivia, watch anime and more. Teen Night Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video and anime on our large projector screen. Fossils in Florida Friday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. Join local naturalist Diana Kyle as she presents this entertaining and educational program on Florida fossils. Stretch and Strengthen Yoga Monday, July 29 at 11 a.m. This basic Hatha yoga class offered by Shore Bliss Yoga will include breath work, meditation, traditional postures, and deep relaxation; all of which help with strength, flexibility and balance on & off the mat. All are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat. Towel and water are optional. (Participants should be able to sit on and rise from the floor). Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Internet: Safety and Security Tuesday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20. Online Genealogy Tuesday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, July 31 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit: 15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, July 31 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 us questions! Word: Paragraph and Advanced Formatting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12:30 p.m. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Tabs, headers and footers, number ing and inserting page numbers, page borders. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Limit: 20. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Ages 13-18. Captain Jack Sparrows latest movie adventure will require the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. 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. Saturday, July 27 .............. No dinner. 6:30 p.m. music by Brad ................................................ Fitzgerald and the Myakka Band Sunday .............................. $1 draft beer all day. Starting Aug. 1, free hot dogs on Sunday, Monday (Bingo) and Friday nights. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Dance to live music with Moonglow Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of local musician Bryan Ashley at its monthly dance on Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. Bryan often plays at the Elks Club in Ruskin, and he was a regular attraction at the Sun City Center Inn in the 1990s. Attire for Moonglow Dances is dressy casual. Members are free; visitors/guests pay $5 per person at the door. Singles table(s) are always available. BYOB and snacks, and the club will provide the ice, water and paper products. For more information, call 813-633-1297 or 813-642-8845. If you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, contact gail3357@gmail.com.

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JULY 25, 2013 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, \000s 13 AUGUST EVENTS A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY \!SSISTED\000,IVING\000s\000KILLED\000.URSING\000s\000-EMORY\000#ARE \030\027\030\003;YPUP[`\003HRLZ\003+Y\025\003‹\003:\\000U\003*P[`\003*LU[LY\023\003-\003‹\003:\\000U;V^LYZL[PYLTLU[\025JVT Thurs., Aug. 1 \003‡\003 \026\020\027\003S\021P\021\003‡ Aging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. :HG\021\017\003$XJ\021\003\032\003‡\003 \024\023\020\024\024\003D\021P\021\003‡\003 \(\(<\003:\('\('$<\004\003‡\003 Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! KXUV\021\017\003$XJ\021\003\033\003‡\003 2:30-4 p.m. ‡\003 Mental Wellness Support Group. Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of SCC. XHV\021\017\003$XJ\021\003\024\026\003‡\003 \034\020\024\024\003D\021P\021\003‡\003 C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Support Group “Better Breathers.” Join Lorrie Quistad, RRT facilitator RI\003WKLV\003JURZLQJ\003JURXS\021\003KH\003UVW\003KDOI\003RI\003HDFK\003PHHWLQJ\003FRQVLVWV\003RI\003HGXFDWLRQ\003IRU\003WKRVH\003 learning to live with COPD. During the second half, Physical therapists go through guided exercises to assist in recovery. :HG\021\017\003$XJ\021\003\024\027\003‡ 10-11 a.m. ‡ Women and Wealth Monthly Series Many women spend so much time caring for others they forget to make themselves a priority. A strategy designed to achieve your goals begins with an evaluation of what is most important to you. This seminar gives you actionable strategies for cash management, saving and investing that can help you help yourself as well as those you love. Attend each month (2nd Wed.) Presented by: The Equis Group at Morgan Stanley 2012 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. :HG\021\017\003$XJ\021\003\024\027\003‡\003 2:30-4 p.m. ‡\003 Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L Parker+HLWHO\017\003\017\003&HUWLHG\003'LDEHWLF\003\(GXFDWRU\003IURP\003XUVH\003RQ\003&DOO\003+RPH\003+HDOWK\003&DUH\003DV\003 she facilitates our support group “Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care.” \000RQ\021\017\003$XJ\021\003\024\034\003‡\003 1:30-3:30 p.m. ‡\003 Parkinson’s Support Group of Sun City Center. Sponsored by The Men’s Club of SCC. Facilitated by Eden Feldman, MSW, Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Through the summer months, we will have “Sharing is Caring”. Come with questions, leave with answers. If you have Parkinson’s or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! FREE Valet Parking. Learning has no boundaries. After retiring from a career in business, 74-year-old John Jardin decided it was time to pursue his college degree. Engaging professors and classmates at Hillsborough Community College inspired him to follow his passion for the arts. Now, as the senior-most member of HCC’s Class of 2013, Jardin plans to continue his studies at USF. With small class sizes, affordable tuition and guaranteed transferability to state universities, it’s easy to see why more than 47,000 students each year choose HCC. hcc.edu/registernow HCC is an equal access/equal opportunity educational institution. HCC35_Observer_6x5_7.25.13_Jardin.indd 1 6/25/13 11:37 AM Are you over 65? Call \037\030\032\024\035\032\033\024\030 \033\034 \034 to reserve your spot ;OL\003:RPU\003*HUJLY\003*LU[LYZ\003\026\003+LYTH[VSVN`\003\(ZZVJPH[LZ Howard A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.-C. 4002 Sun City Ce nter Blvd. U ni t 102 J un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of th e Hospi ta l) www.TheSkinCancerCenters.com \003 T H E S K I N C A N C E R C E N T E R S D E R M A T O L O G Y A S S O C I A T E S T S C C Did you know people over 65 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer? Call today for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Exam prizes including $10,000 for Best of Show and $5,000 each in three categories: handmade; made by machine; and a technique called Longarm/Midarm workmanship, Browning added. The show is expected to draw more than 2,000 people. Quilt artists employ a wide range of techniques and design methods ranging from traditional designs to original painted and embellished motifs. Hasch has sewed for as long as she can remember, which has helped her have a steady hand in designing and placing hand-made appliqus. Each panel of her entry quilt is hand-sewed. She calls this quilt “Sailing with Mary” for two reasons: the style of the quilt is called a “Baltimore Album” and at the time of the Revolutionary War there were ships around the Baltimore area that looked like the sailing ship in her quilt. The “Mary” part of the name comes from the fact that the other blocks in the quilt are copies of a quilt made by Mary Simon that hangs in the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington, DC. She entered the quilt into the Quilter’s Choice category because of size requirements and the fact that she had made the entire quilt, including the appliqus and sashing, by hand. Her home is filled with other quilts and wall hangings she has made. At this time she belongs to a neighborhood group of about 50 women who meet at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. Quilt competition \012œˆ'i`vœ“>}i" “People may come and go any time during those hours,” she explained. Men are welcome at any of the association’s groups, and she says she has seen men at other sewing and quilting groups, but not the one she currently attends. To find out more about the quilters, visit www. americanquilter.com or drop in at St. Andrew’s on a Friday during sewing and quilting hours.

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14 JULY 25, 2013 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 It is, perhaps, a fairly uncommon situation for mid-July but last week, millions of people in New York could look to Florida for a cool respite from the heat. At one point last week, the Weather Channel reported the temperature in South Hillsborough was 81 degrees while New York was simmering at 102 a full 21 degrees over the normally balmy summertime temperatures in the Sunshine State. Admittedly, that was after a line of thunderstorms cooled this area off with some rain but despite that, it has never in recorded history reached 100 degrees in this area. The tables have since turned as South Hillsborough has been basking under actual temperatures in the low 90s with feels like temperatures in the low 100s, while our friends up north enjoy low to mid 80s. Pictured, children and adults cool off in a fountain in New Yorks Washington Square Park.Cool Florida. In July?MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS 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

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JULY 25, 2013 15 FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues 813-684-80411/2 mile south of Hwy. 60 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC07 If you cant attend, call about a FREE exam and/or xrays.(over $120 value) Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Heed Your Warning Lights If your vehicle has 15% Off Labor OnlySuper SpecialNot be used with other offers or coupons. Does not include Oil Changes. Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Come meet our dedicated employeeGEROLD BATESGerold has been with us 6 years and does a great job. These guys fill up arenas in Europe, Sunset Grill Tiki Bar manager Jurgen Wochnik said as Sherman Noir and the Highway Surfers began to entertain the crowd at the Little Harbor beach bar in Ruskin. On Sunday evening, the band took a detour from their West Coast Live Diaries U.S. tour to enjoy the intimate setting that only a tiki bar can provide. The set up and equipment were minimal, the crowd was close and responsive, and a cool breeze off the bay tempered the heat of the evening. The band seemed to enjoy the crowd as much as the crowd enjoyed their music. The setting, of course, was incomparable. For more information about Sherman Noir and the Highway Surfers (and for a good opportunity to brush up on your German), visit www.shermannoir.de.Big act on a cool beachMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS

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16 JULY 25, 2013 Kidney SmartSMis a series of classes offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program is free and open to the community. For more information: www.davita.com, click on Kidney Smart tab. Next classes are: August 27 September 24 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) 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 ClassesJULY UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Thu 25: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 amFri 26: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Mon 29: CHA CHA DANCING (COUPLES) SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 11 am to Noon UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Tue 30: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* KIDNEY SMARTSM (NE W) 11 am to Noon 2 to 4 PMWed 31: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes & events: JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EventsAUGUST UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Thu 01: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 amFri 02: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Mon 05: CHA CHA DANCING NO CLASSES SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES DURING AUGUST UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Tue 06: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 07: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Michelle and I watched a movie last week in which one character derogatorily referred to another character as the kind of person who would ban the Internet to save libraries. Ive been heavily into technology since I was a teenager, even before the age of mainstream personal computers. In the late 80s, I was dialing into the Internet before there was a World Wide Web. At that time, the Internet was almost exclusively made up of government agencies and universities around the world. I had to dial long-distance from my apartment in Minneapolis to the one free portal I could find in Washington, DC. I then used a program from the University of Minnesota called Gopher to jump around to different universities. There wasnt much there but I thought it was cool that I could browse through a database of jokes from a college in Australia. For years I was a computer programmer, working on systems that involved thousands of retail stores, big mainframes and satellites circling the globe. And now as a photojournalist, I am awash in computers and am constantly tied to the web for news and information about what is going on in the world. But upon hearing that line in the movie, I realized that I am rapidly becoming the kind of person who, if I had the power, would very well ban the Internet to save libraries. And also to save newspapers, local television stations, radio By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Where integrity lies MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThese days, there is a fine line between truth and bald-faced deception. In fairness, the Internet and a 24-hour news cycle has made it possible for people to vilify and condemn the truth. As such, public figures must be skilled tightrope walkers. Or, perhaps, just cleverly deceptive.stations, photographers, writers, artists, musicians, travel agencies and, most importantly, to save civilization as we know it. The Internet has given virtually everyone on earth a vast source of knowledge that is incomparable in human history. Everyone now has their own podium. It is credited with kicking off the Arab Spring and so much more (of course, the former isnt working out so well yet). We now have the ability to communicate with anyone, virtually anywhere on earth. All of that knowledge should have broadened our horizons, opened our minds to new things, to new ways of making change for the better. Unfortunately, what seems to be happening is that we are using it to watch funny cat videos, and to argue and spew venom upon people we dont know from behind the anonymity of our keyboards. Instead of seeking new knowledge, we seem to seek out only what will reinforce our own paradigms and existing beliefs and not just reinforce, but harden them into steel. The Internet certainly makes that possible no matter how insane the idea, somewhere on the web, there is a justification for it. And that has turned integrity on its head. Political parties have noticed that effect and they are working overtime to exploit it and to inflame it. Intended or not, it has become a strategy of divide and conquer, and it seems to be working. This nation is divided, some people claim, as much as weve been since the Civil War. The result is a 24-hour spin cycle, most visibly from political leaders and large corporations. The truth has become relative a half truth, even outright lies, have become the full truth when repeated often enough, and people, seeking to reinforce their own paradigms fall in as good soldiers to the cause of their choice, drawing battle lines and firing volleys with straw man arguments and hyperbole. The Internet has made that possible. Now anyone can say anything and call it the truth. There is so much deception and spinning that even when institutions, such as Politifact from the Tampa Bay Times, try to find the bottom line of truth versus deception, they are vilified by those who disagree and praised by those who do agree and in the end, the truth is lost to the puffery. I am beginning to believe that rather than tying the world together, the Internet is tearing us apart. Does anyone in the public eye tell the truth anymore? I dont know but Im not sure they are entirely to blame. From the comfort of our own homes, we can now attack and condemn relentlessly and without mercy and honesty and integrity are the victims. I once worked for an honest politician. He was the kind of man that you could trust with your home, your spouse, and your children, anything you hold dear. He is a good man but is no longer in office. He made the mistake of trusting others, people who didnt necessarily share in his integrity. %

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Not valid with other offers. ***NEW LOCATION***Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 $50 MinimumSenior Cut (60 & up)Free Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 10 95Specialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. The end result was a mixed message that cost him his office. Perhaps if hed gone all out with deceit, deception and spin, hed still have it. But I prefer to think that if he had simply been his upstanding and honest self, people would have seen that and rewarded him with another term. Deep down I know that technology isnt to blame we are. We The People have let this happen, just as we allow elected officials to lie with integrity. And then we dive into the muck, stirring it up. Regardless, maybe, if given the power, I might not ban the Internet (although, in all honesty, Im not sure that is the truth). But I am sure of one thing: we can do better and we can expect better from political leaders and public figures. We can start by rewarding honesty and integrity, even if it involves something that we disagree with. We also have to acknowledge that if we hope to keep the American Dream alive, we are going to have to re-learn how to work together. Last week former President Jimmy Carter reportedly told the German magazine, Der Spiegel that in light of the recent revelations of NSA snooping on Americans, this nation is no longer a functioning democracy. Did he really say that? In all honesty, I dont know, but if he did, thats a wake up call. If you are okay sacrificing some of your constitutionally guaranteed privacy for a measure of safety, then that is your right and no one can tell you differently. It is possible, perhaps even probable, that our government knows more about the dangers in the world than we do. On the other hand, if you think that our government is pushing things too far, then have the integrity to acknowledge that it was too far when it began in earnest under President Bush and it is too far as it continues and possibly expands under President Obama. And then start writing letters. There is no court, not the Supreme Court, not a secret court, that can overcome the determined will of the American people. If we want what is described as a democracy, then we should act like it, rather than choosing sides and spewing inane venom on the Internet. The people and companies in power arent your guys or my guys; they have to be our guys. They need us more than we need them. Its high time we work together as Americans to remind them of that. If truth and integrity lies anywhere, its resurrection must begin with us, and the Internet gives each of us a podium. Use it wisely. Political funnyman Mark Russell comes to Lakeland Center Long before Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, Mark Russell dared to joke and sing of the often absurd political process on his popular PBS specials. Now, fans can see Mark perform live at The Lakeland Center on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for An Evening with Mark Russell go on sale Friday, July 12 for $27.50, $37.50 and $47.50 (service charges will apply) and are available at The Lakeland Center Box Office by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelake landcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticketing line 888-3970100. With impeccable timing, twinkling eyes and shock-of-recognition insights into American politics, Mark draws merriment from the pomposity of public life. He spent 30 years on public televi sion as host of the Mark Russell Comedy Specials, where it was consistently among the top-rated shows on that network. Armed with his piano and a microphone, Mark Russell provides his audience with a scathing commentary on todays hottest political topics. His side-splitting delivery makes audiences laugh, no matter their affiliation. The Lakeland Center is located between Orlando and Tampa in Lake land, off I-4 on Lime Street; For ticket information, call the Box Office at 863-834-8111 or visit its website at www.thelakelandcenter.com. Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day, seven days a week through www.thelakelandcenter.com or by calling 888-397-0100. On Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 am. to noon the Palmetto Historical Park & Agricultural Museum hosts Nanette OHara from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program as she presents the program Net Benefits: A retrospective on fishing for food and fun in Tampa Bay a brief and sometimes amusing history of commercial and sport fishing in our area. After the program, enjoy the vintage tackle exhibit on display in the Park and Museum. The address for the presentation is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. This event is FREE but RESERVATIONS are required. Call 941-721-2034 to register.For the model train enthusiastThe Gulfcoast Garden Railroaders will be holding a Swap Meet Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. Come enjoy a G-scale model train set up and see what the club members have for sale. Also participating in the swap are the Sugar Creek Model Railroaders with N-scale trains and supplies. For more information call 813-335-4808.Net Benefits: A retrospective on fishing for food and fun in Tampa Bay

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18 JULY 25, 2013 polybutylene piping for almost twenty years. If you have a home that was built from the early 1980s through the mid 1990s, there is a high likelihood that you have the Grey pipe. Polybutylene pipe has proven to be unstable and subject to rupture at any time. The pipe is unstable due to its reaction with chlorinated water treatment and over time breaks down to the point of rupture. Are you buying or selling a home? If so then you will also find that in order for the new buyer to obtain insurance, almost certainly the home will need to be re-piped as most insurance companies are no longer writing new policies for homes that still have polybutylene piping. Also, the value of your home will most certainly be lower because of the polybutylene pipe. Right now is the time to call for a free estimate. With the summer time here and many residents up north, Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has more availability and a much higher likelihood that they can schedule your job when it is convenient for you. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing not only offers re-pipes but 24/7 emergency services in the event that the unexpected happens. Howies also offers camera inspections of your drain lines using state of the art fiber optic cameras. At the completion of each inspection you 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. They also offer backflow testing and repair as well as servicing all your plumbing needs Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has a beautiful showroom at 139 S. Pebble Beach, SCC Suite 202. The office is open from 8:30 One of our wisest founding fathers once wrote: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin. More than two hundred years have passed but this great truth is still as relevant today as ever. Whether you are talking about healthcare, auto maintenance or just about any other aspect of life, it is much easier to maintain something than deal with the ramifications once it is broken. Home maintenance is an often neglected thing, after all If it aint broke, dont fix it. That is the mentality of many but before you take off for the beach this summer there are a few things to consider. Ask yourself When I return will everything be as I left it? Consider this situationa homeowner leaves town for a couple of weeks. Before they left they made sure the home was secured and lastly they shut off the water then hopped in the car and headed away for a short respite. At some point while they were gone someone turned on their water at the main to use the garden hose and forgot to turn it off. Now enters the antagonist into the story, the homeowner unknowingly has defective polybutylene piping in their attic and in their walls. Within days maybe even hours a pipe bursts overhead and floods the home. No one notices for days that water is pouring out the front door and of course by the time they do its too late. Mr. and Mrs. homeowner return after a refreshing vacation to find a flooded house. Not only are they horrified to find water in their home but now mold has taken over and covers all their furniture, walls, personal belongings and even the quilt Grandma made for them. When the numbers are laid out they find this could be a $50-$100,000 problem! This scenario is neither fictional nor uncommon. The sad part is that it could all be avoided. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing is your re-pipe specialist. The owners of Howies Sun City Center Plumbing have been involved in replacing An ounce of prevention is worth....well, a lot!PAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENTa.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Showroom is stocked with fixtures from companies like Moen, Delta, Kohler as well as many others. Stop by today and enjoy some coffee and refreshments with our friendly office staff 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. Sun City Center Plumbing Services can be reached by phone 24/7 at 813-633-8923 or fax at 813-633-8930. $1000OFF a Service Call of $100 or moreSUN CITY CENTER PLUMBING SERVICES813-633-8923SunCityCenterPlumbing.com Cockroach Bay seemed to be the most popular fishing spot last week. It wasnt long ago that I heard a lot of chatter about this area. Anglers were not fishing there because of all the signs telling them where they could fish and not fish; and how to travel in without destroying the seagrass. All these regulations have kept some anglers away from this favorite fishing spot. However, those I talked to said between the bad weather and Cockroach Bays easy access, they were all embarking on it as a convenient place to load if a storm approached. Redfish are coming out of their hiding spots around the mangrove roots and from behind big, shady rocks as the weather cools. It seems all the recent rain cooled the water temperature and the redfish are on the prowl. It appeared all who entered Cockroach Bay came out with a legal redfish catch. This fish is still restricted to one per person per day of not less than 18 inches or more than 27 inches. Those fortunate enough to have their own private dock were catching many sheepshead. This black and white striped fish with sharp needle-like fins is often called the convict fish. Its great tablefare as a lean, white meat fish. Difficult to catch, the sheepshead often will take all of your bait if you dont realize that they first give your bait a nudge. When you feel this, count to three then tighten your line. Their boney mouth makes it difficult to set the hook. I saw some boats docking with mangrove snapper catches this week. The anglers said they caught them around the rocks, but didnt reveal which part of the Bay that was. Legal is 10 inches and not more than 5 per person per day. Those anglers catching fish this week all had a reason for their success. They caught all of their fish on a fast, high tide. Spotted seatrout seemed to be more popular this week than usual. Legal is not less than 15 inches or more than 20 inches. There is an allowance of one fish over 20 inches with a four fish per harvest per day regulation. Freshwater catches have been good in the rain according to the inland anglers. Freshwater catfish love this weather and many dinner tables have been graced with them alongside a mess of hushpuppies. Dont forget to fish together, watch the weather, and tell someone ashore where you plan to fish.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Frequent rains are cooling water tempsHurricane preparedness blood drives, with gift cards awarded, this weekendIn order to keep local hospitals stocked with life-supporting blood at all times, especially during tropical storm and hurricane season, the local blood bank has teamed with local businesses to encourage blood donation. Eligible and prospective blood donors are urged to donate blood on the bloodmobile at the following locations in our area: Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lowes Donors receive a free $10 Lowes Gift Card Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Publix: Donors receive a free $10 Publix Gift Card Donors receive a free $10 RaceTrac Gift Card Lifesaving donors will also receive a wellness checkup, including a cholesterol screening, and a coupon for $5 off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse. In addition, all donors who give blood twice between June 1 of Outback Steakhouse and be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year. For further details and rules visit www.oneblood.org/outback/ donate blood. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in the community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients.District launches Instagram contest to raise springs awarenessThe Southwest Florida Water has launched a contest on the social media site Instagram to raise awareness of springs throughout the District. Springs sites are a popular hot spot with both local residents and tourists during the summer months and especially holiday weekends. This summer, whether you are tubing, kayaking, swimming or just relaxing near one of the many springs in our District, you can share those experiences for a chance to win a springs prize pack that includes tickets to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. To enter, shoot a photo or video while visiting any spring. Then, upload your photo or video to Instagram and tag it #RenewOur ers earn one contest entry for every photo or video tagged. To learn more about the areas five major springs systems in Citties, and what the District is doing to monitor and restore them, mem bers of the public can visit the Districts redesigned springs website firsthand from the Districts team of springs experts about ongoing and future restoration projects at Chassahowitzka Springs, Kings Bay and Three Sisters Springs. dates, photo galleries and videos. Website visitors can find out about recreational opportunities, what they can do to protect the springs and how to get involved in upcoming volunteer events.Educational nature programs offered at Lettuce Lake Park in AugustOn Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon, Park Rangers at Lettuce Lake Park will host a series of fun, exciting, hands-on programs that last Participation is open to all ages. Walk-ins are welcome; however, large groups, such as home schools, scouts and birthday parties, should pre-register. Participation cost is $5 per child, and children must be accompanied by were all kids at heart! Only cash payments are accepted at this time. Aug. 3 and 4 Florida FossilsLearn about them, and then hunt for them! Learn all about the otters at Lettuce Lake Park, and touch an otter pelt! Plant vegetable seeds for your fall garden, and take them home! Learn how to make homemade yogurt and butter! For more information or to register, email Diana Kyle at kyled@hillsbor oughcounty.org with date, time and names of those attending, or contact

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JULY 25, 2013 19 RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: What if there was no Chamber of Commerce? Dont fall for the Medicare card phone scam!Advice from the Better Business Bureau Business slow? Need to advertise? The Observer News 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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20 JULY 25, 2013 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 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 Places of WorshipArea Obituaries Linda CannarellaLinda Cannarella of Sun City Center, born Oct. 18, 1937, passed away July 1, 2013. She is survived by three sisters and many friends. A memorial ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach in Sun City Center. Elsie A. GreenElsie A. Green, 101, of Wimauma, Fla. passed away July 19, 2013. She was a member and organist at the Wimauma Church of God for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Ray Parton, by her second husband, Flavius Green, and by her daughter Anna Jewell Yuninger. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Floyd Anderson, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-greatgrandson, numerous stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 23 at the Wimauma Church of God, with burial at Fellowship Cemetery in Lithia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Elsie Greens name to Wimauma Church of God Campground, P.O. Box 630, Wimauma, Fla. 33598. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Carl IsaacsCarl Isaacs of Balm, formerly of Irvine, Ky., died July 18, 2013. He was born July 26, 1931. Carl was preceded in death by parents Leonard and Addy Isaacs, grandson Edward Lawrence, Jr., and brother Hubert Isaacs. Carl is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edessa Marie Reece Isaacs of Balm; daughters Linda Sue Gofinch and Barbara Michelle Hoskins; grandson Matthew Daniel Hoskins (Gerri) of Johnstown, Tenn.; granddaughters Barbara Sue Jackson, Margarette Marie Gofinch, and Hailey Sewell; and great-grandsons Ethan Angell, Ryan Edward Hoskins, and Jeff Sewell.Daisy Ruth MobleyDaisy Ruth Mobley, 89, of Sun City Center, Fla. went home to be with the Lord on July 21, 2013. Daisy was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, E.B. Mobley, her parents Edgar and Lottie Castillo and eight siblings. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph Mobley and his wife, Jo Ellen, and Timothy Mobley. Daisy is also survived by her granddaughter Michellene Linenberger and her husband Greg; great-grandchildren Lauren, Nicholas and Taryn; and brother Jack Castillo. A lifetime resident of the area, Daisy worked for 35 years as a hairdresser out of her home and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ruskin for over 70 years. Daisy loved to travel, take her boat out to fish, and visit with family and friends. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as a dear friend to so many. Family and friends will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr. in Sun City Center, Fla. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Ruskin, 820 College Ave. West in Ruskin. Burial will be at Fellowship Cemetery in Lithia. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ruskin in her memory. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die Daisy will be around for a long time. Ralph D. WatersRalph D Waters of Sudbury Mass. died Sunday, July 14,2013 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Mass. following a period of declining health. Ralph was 80 and had formerly lived in Limerick, Maine and Palmetto, Florida, where he owned Waters Garage Doors, before moving to Sudbury in 2002. He was the husband of the late Barbara A. Waters. He leaves eight children, 27 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. Ralph Waters is also survived by his beloved companion Elizabeth Racicot, her two children and their five children. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Grover Funeral Home, 1400 36th Ave. East in Ellenton, Fla. Entombment at Mansion Memorial will follow the servicel. For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit http:// www.duckett-waterman.com/. Matthew MaschekA Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 Ruskin United Methodist Church Rev. David B. Looney presiding You will always be in our hearts. Your loving family and friends.Patrick B. Finnerty VBS at South Bay ChurchRound up the kids for Vacation Bible School at South Bay Church in Riverview. The SonWest Roundup will be held Aug. 5 9, finishing with a hoe-down and family fun night on Friday. VBS is open to children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall through the 5th grade. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Register in the church lobby or in the childrens area. Students will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, theyll discover Jesus provides what they need in every challenge of life. For more information call the church at 813-677-0721 or visit www.southbay.cc. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Sound the Shofar meets Aug. 18Sound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m on Aug. 18 in the SouthShore Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will be speaking on The Prophetic Nature of the Fall Feasts of the Lord. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a time of Praise and Worship with Hebraic dancing.

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JULY 25, 2013 21 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 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 Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church ......................................... .............................. ................................. ........................................... ........................... ........................ New Beginnings Fellowship sends 18 to Youth CampEarly Monday morning July 15 a caravan of cars headed out from New Beginnings Fellowship church. There were 18 youth headed for a week of fun and fellowship at Youth Camp in Brooksville, Fla. The young people want to thank everyone in the community who had their car washed, bought a candy bar, purchased a spaghetti dinner or gave a cash donation to make this week possible for them. A week at Youth Camp can be a life-changing experience for any young person. Community Church College to hold kick-off September 10The Community Church College is having a gala kick-off for the fall semester from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at United Community Church, located at 1501 LaJolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. There will also be a guest speaker. The purpose of kick-off is to bring awareness of the college and the broad curriculum of classes that will be offered. The College will be offering 44 different classes, some of which are new to the program: Ancient Roman History, Android Tablets and Smartphones, Civics in America, Interactive Cooking, American Jazz History and Zentangle. In addition to the classes, there will also be five bus trips planned to various places of interest. All classes are non-credit, and no previous education is required. Regular classes begin on Monday, Oct. 21 and run for five weeks through Thursday, Nov. 21. Open Registration Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Great Hall of United Community Church. Early registration for the unlimited classes may be done by computer. More information will be available at the College website at www.4lifelearning.org in September. Late registration will be at the church through Thursday, Oct. 24. All classes, excluding the trips, will cost $25. Classes may be audited for $6 per session. On July 7 The Rev. Doctor Warren Langer celebrated a decade of serving the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center as Sr. Pastor. He currently has the longest pastorate in the history of the church. A Childrens ministry, Youth ministry, Christian Book store, Counseling Center, Singles Ministry, Emergency Response Ministry, and Hispanic Ministry are just a few of the ministries begun by the church over the last ten years. During the same period the church greatly expanded its outreach into the community. The church has developed partnerships with the four elementary schools in South Hillsborough County, joined both Chambers of Commerce, and expanded its assistance to other nonprofit groups in South Hillsborough County. Under Rev. Langers tenure, South Shore United Methodist Church in the Summerfield area was founded and regularly welcomes over 400 in worship. Over the last 10 years the church has greatly expanded its mission work, sending mission teams to Jamaica, Uganda (twice) and four states in the Southeast. The church is currently preparing mission groups to go to Cuba and Peru. Rev. Doctor Warren Langer celebrates a decade at United Methodist of SCCRev. Langer has accomplished much during his tenure here by empowering staff, congregation members and volunteers, and has been receiving an increasing number of opportunities to speak about the empowerment of retirees in ministry. The church, located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center, will be adding an additional Sunday morning service this fall to provide additional room since two of its three services last winter were at capacity. The church currently offers a Traditional Service at 8:15 a.m. and 10:55 a.m., a Contemporary Service at 9:15 a.m., and an Hispanic Service at 4 p.m.St. Andrew Presbyterian offers Sunday SchoolThe Christian Education Committee of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is offering two new Sunday classes between the 9 a.m. traditional service and the 11 a.m. contemporary service. The first class, entitled New Beginnings, is a video exploration of forgiveness; it continues next Sunday, July 28, in Room 4 from 10:20 to 10:45 a.m. The second class, entitled In the Faith, will be an exploration of inspirational quotes and Psalms that reflect Christian faith, and will be offered on consecutive Sundays, Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25, in Room 4 from 10:20 to 10:45 a.m. Visitors are invited to join these classes, along with members of St. Andrew. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. Christian Womens Connection luncheon is Aug. 8Christian Womens Connection will present the August Luncheon and Program on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Carolyn McCort will share About finding a missing piece/peace. The program will feature Eye Associates Dr. Edwin Detweiler III,OD, who will speak on eye care. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program at 11:30 a.m. The menu is Asian chicken salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken may be ordered when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, reservations required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or email aunt. butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, Aug. 5.Pictured from bottom left to top right: Jennah Santos, Johnny Potter, Trey Carswell, Audrianna Potter, Lexxus Thomas, Maddy Sullivan, Savannah Santos, Dylan Carswell, Colin Potter, Pastor Lewis Brady, Sara Peel, Ashley Hicks, Aaron Bostick, Chris Giddens, Brandon Brady, Robyn Santos, Tyler Santos, Lexi Carswell and Russell Miller.

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JULY 25, 2013 27 AUDIBEL American Owned. American Operated. HEARING LOSS The Hidden Dangers To The Brain When Hearing Loss Is Left Untreated DO YOU KNOW WHERE HEARING AIDS COME FROM? DANISH OWNED BELTONE, OTICON, RESOUND, WIDEX, BERNAFON GERMAN OWNED SIEMENS, REXTON, A & M ITALIAN OWNED AMPLIFON, MIRACLE EAR SWISS OWNED PHONAK, UNITRON 1-888-532-HEAR (4327) 20 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.oridahearing.com AMP Personal Audio Amplifier $ 749The consequences of an untreated hearing loss are real. Since we collect sound with our ears and process the sound in our brain, over time and without hearing assistance, we can lose the ability to understand the spoken word. This documented process is called auditory deprivation. According to Teri James Bellis, PhD, in her landmark book on Auditory Processing Disorder, When the Brain Cant Hear, As sound travels through an imperfect auditory pathway, words spoken to the aficted listener may become jumbled, distorting original meaning and rendering the words unintelligible. When you think about a conversation with all the sounds, the inections and tempo changes, it makes communication extremely complicated. When a hearing loss has been present and untreated, the ability to follow the conversation can become extremely difcult. Without receiving the appropriate stimuli, the brain stops processing sounds like background noise and can no longer lter speech clearly. You may answer a question incorrectly, withdraw, smile and pretend you understood the conversation. This can be particularly troublesome when you are visiting the doctor, and important information is being relayed. In some cases, people have been misdiagnosed with Alzheimers disease because they were unable to follow the conversation. According to world renowned otolaryngologist, Dr. John Shea Jr., of the famed Shea Ear Clinic, If a person is hard of hearing and they dont get amplication, they are not hearing and they lose the ability to understand. Once familiar sounds, like the hum of a refrigerator, slowly fade and become unrecognizable noise competing with spoken words. Better Hearing for GUARANTEED FREEHEARING TEST Take The First Step FREEHEARING AID REPAIRS All Makes. All Models.Bring in your damaged hearing aid. we will, at no charge! Audibel A2 hearing aids are designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again. With their advanced features theyre engineered to: comfortably, customized for your ears Invisible Comfortable Affordable We sell more hearing aid batteries to patients,no matter the hearing aid is or where they got it. 5 YE RWARRANTYDr. Shea went on to say, When presented with amplication, or hearing aids, speech understanding becomes clearer. However, it is a continual process of improvement. Stimulating the brain with sound may help to overcome the auditory deprivation process, and getting help early is critical to a long term success. Now, the goal is to do everything we can to maintain the speech recognition you have. You need to wear the best hearing aids you can afford, full time in both ears to hear correctly. Hearing aids solve the problems people have with communication, and they help to preserve and protect the brains ability to recognize speech. Hearing loss ranks number three behind hypertension and arthritis. Often called the invisible disability, hearing loss happens slowly over time and may go unnoticed for years. According to an article in Post Graduate Medicine, signicant physical and psychological repercussions. Although there is no cure for certain forms of hearing loss, many patients can be helped, especially when the problem is recognized early. Wearing amplication (hearing aids) has been proven to help preserve the remaining hearing and speech clarity. If you think you may have hearing loss, the most important rst step is to have your hearing tested. Your results will identify which frequencies or pitches you do or do not hear and, if you do have a hearing loss, getting help has never been easier and with todays advanced technology you will get clear, crisp, more natural sound.

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www.ObserverNews.netJuly 25, 2013 Volume 57 Number 27THE OBSERVER NEWS CAUTION: A red light camera at the main entrance to the Westfield Brandon Mall has the dubious distinction of generating more citations than any other in the county. See page 3. Wheres the best place to beat the heat? In Florida, of course. Even though were nicknamed the Sunshine State, its cooler here than in many places around the country this week. See page 14. PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Snooty, on his 65th birthdayMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSSnooty the Manatee, who lives at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, celebrated his 65th birthday on Saturday. Thousands of people turned out for the event, which was presented by Mosaic of Riverview. Snooty was born in a Miami aquarium on July 21, 1948. His mothers name was Lady. By %  MitcITCH TRaAPHaAGenEN mitch@observernews.netManatees dont have pockets. That is unfortunate for a manatee named Snooty at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. If Snooty had pockets, he could carry a Social Security card and cash from his checks. But alas, no pockets. Snooty just celebrated his 65th birthday. It turns out that Snooty doesnt appear to mind. Thousands of people turned out for his birthday party on Saturday, sponsored by Riverviews Mosaic. With that many friends, who needs pockets? Snooty was born in a Miami aquarium on July 21, 1948. He is the oldest known manatee born in captivity. While there was birthday cake as part of his party, Snooty didnt partake not only because he is an herbivore but also because he is on a diet. After once topping the scales at 1,200 pounds, he is now down to a sleek 1,000 pounds. But he did enjoy his favorite sweet treats pineapples and strawberries. Due to his diet, such indulgences are generally reserved for his one big day each year. And with age more than his diet, Snooty is slowing down a little. Today he generally eats only 70 or so pounds of vegetation a day, unlike the 100 pounds typically consumed by younger manatees. Snooty is one of only a handful of manatees in Florida that have daily interaction with humans. Born in captivity, people and aquariums are all he knows. He is rarely lonely as he often shares his tank with visiting wild manatees, generally those who are recovering from an injury or illness. Over the years he has had 26 wild tank-mates, including his current friends Longo and Cheeno. Assuming, of course, you can call any manatee wild. They are gentle and non-aggressive by Walls in the museum leading to Snootys tank were decorated with birthday cards created by elementary school children.Continued on page 9% TGH to open two outpatient clinics in South CountyPENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOTampa General Hospital is preparing to open two clinics in South County, one in Riverview and one in Sun City Center. By KEVIN BRRADY%  kevin@observernews.netToss out that expensive bottled water, a new water treatment plant is making the water coming out your tap better than ever. A $34.7 million dollar hydrogen sulfide removal facility beside Newsome High School on Fishawk Blvd. in Lithia went online this month improving the water quality for 535,000 homes in Hillsborough County. Water customers in southcentral Hillsborough communities such as Apollo Beach, Brandon, Riverview, Ruskin and Sun City Center began receiving water treated with ozone in early July. Ozone is a safe, affordable and efficient method used to disinfect water and improve taste and odor in treatment plants. In addition to noticing improved odor and taste, residents may also notice that the tap water occasionally appears cloudy white due to tiny oxygen bubbles. This may be more apparent until the new process is further refined. The water is safe to drink. The bubbles are created by the new ozone process that is removing hydrogen sulfide and its characteristic rotten egg smell TT AmMPA BAy Y WATERWith the start-up and testing of the new plant, above, Hillsborough Countys 20-year-old hydrogen sulfide removal process is being retired and, along with it, the rotten egg smell that emanated from the facility. Better-tasting water on tap for south county, central customersContinued on page 7% BY PPENNY FLETCHHERR %  penny@observernews.netSoon there will be a third option for seeing a doctor in the Riverview area. Instead of having to make an advance appointment at a private doctors office, or use a walk-in clinic, Aug. 19, the new Riverview Tampa General Hospital clinic should be open and making same-day appointments. The idea is to see people on the day they need to be seen, and yet let them keep the same doctor, said Jana Gardner, vice president of ambulatory services for Tampa General Hospital. Some doctors offices are so busy it is impossible for people to get in when they are sick, so using walk-in clinics has become a new way to stay out of emergency rooms at hospitals, but patients cannot call the doctors there their personal physician. The Riverview office will be at 10647 Big Bend Road in the plaza on the southwest side of the Big Bend and US 301 intersection, near Sweetbay. That office telephone number is (813) 844-4600 and is currently taking appointments for Aug. 19 and beyond. The Riverview office will be manned by two doctors. One, Dr. Prema Ramsahai, is moving to this area from out-of-state but has not yet arrived. The second physician has not yet been chosen. Staff is also being hired for that office. The Riverview office will see patients from birth through geriatrics. Meanwhile, an office is also slated for Sun City Center. It is on schedule to open late this year. It Continued on page 7%

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2 JULY 25, 2013 Ruskin quilter accepted into international competition%  penny@observernews.netUnlike many who wonder what they will do with their time after retirement from a lifetime career, Judy Hasch of Ruskin planned all that early. I started learning to quilt about five years before I retired from Verizon, Hasch said July 15. Prior to working at Verizon, she said she had also worked for GTE. As retirement time approached, Hasch looked into many things she had been curious about but never had time to pursue. I really liked the idea of creating something beautiful and lasting, she said. After exploring many things, she chose to learn to quilt. Now, ten years later, she shares her knowledge with quilting groups as an instructor and sometimes friend-to-friend, and one of her works was recently accepted into an international competition. When I made my bucket list awhile back, one of the things on it was to enter an international competition, she said. I began competitively two years ago. The first time I entered, I was rejected. But I was accepted later that same year. Earlier this year she entered her quilt, Sailing with Mary, in an international competition to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan Aug. 14-17. The day after she was interviewed for this story, she put the quilt in the mail. The quilts all have to be there early so they can prepare the displays, she explained. Coincidentally, Hasch is originally from Michigan and is looking forward to revisiting her childhood home. She and her husband Robert moved to Ruskin from Michigan in 1982. When they first arrived, she continued to work full time. After I retired though, most of my friends were still working so I had to find new friends, she said. Since she had already read the book Make a Quilt in a Weekend, and started quilting, she said it was natural to form her new friendships around quilting groups. According to Bonnie Browning, executive director of the Judy Hasch calls the quilt that is entered in the international competition Sailing with Mary.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSJudy Hasch of Ruskin has been chosen by a panel of judges to be allowed to enter an international competition to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan in August. American Quilters Show and competition that is being hosted by the American Quilters Society, 328 entries from around the country have been chosen based on photographs sent in and judged earlier this year. There are also entries from six other countries, Browning said. There are five categories, with five overall awards. Winners will be announced Aug. 14 during the show. Cash awards totaling more than $44,000 will be earned, with %

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Overall, 12,040 citations for red light violations were issued in the county in the first six months of this year. The popular Brandon intersection accounts for 33 percent of those tickets. However, Brandon drivers do appear to be getting the message, with 865 fewer violations this year compared with the first six months of 2012. The mall camera generated 4,871 citations from January to June in 2012. A camera at Bell Shoals Road and Bloomingdale Avenue generated 853 citations between January and June this year, down from 1,369 for the first six months of 2012. The cameras actually flag thousands more drivers than are cited but with each potential citation reviewed by two experienced deputies, 25 to 30 percent of those are tossed out, according to the sheriffs office. So why so many citations at the Brandon mall entrance? Thats typically our busiest intersection, said Corp. Adam Brescia, who oversees the red light camera program for the sheriffs office. Theres also a lot of bottlenecking because so many people are exiting the mall at one time. Its a high-transit area. Drawing shoppers from across the county, many unaware theres a camera eyeing vehicles 24 hours a day, may also play a part, Brescia believes. Its close to Interstate 75 so there are also people going there from other areas. County drivers have been navigating red light cameras since Dec. 29, 2009 when the hidden eyes in the sky were installed at six intersections. Cameras also monitor traffic at Sligh and Habana Avenues (384 citations so far this year), Waters Avenue at Dale Mabry Highway (1,590 citations so far this year), and Anderson Road (1,801 citations so far this year) and Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (3,406 citations so far this year). Tampa uses the cameras to catch red-light runners at 24 intersections in the city. In all, 21 states and more than 50 Florida counties and cities use the cameras. Statewide, 404 intersections are equipped with red light cameras, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Motorists might avoid getting nabbed on the scene after running a red light but the law makes sure they pay up with a $158 fine. Of that, $75 goes to the county or city where the violation occurred with the remainder going to the state. The fine increases to $264 if not paid within 30 days. No points are assessed on a drivers license and motorists can appeal the tickets in traffic court. The company that installed the cameras American Traffic Solutions, in Hillsborough County is paid $4,750 per month, per camera. The company maintains 10 cameras at the six intersections.   Complaints over allowing drivers only 30 days to pay fines were addressed by the state legislature earlier this year. Drivers now have 60 days to pay fines no points are assessed on anyones license and can have their case heard before a county hearing officer if they appeal the ticket. Tallahassee also voted to eliminate tickets for drivers who make a right on red after coming to a full stop although Hillsborough County does not issue citations for making a right on red. We have two deputies, one with 35 years of experience and the other with 17 years on the job, who review each and every violation, Brescia said. They have an expert eye and when they feel there is a reasonable doubt they throw the citation out. Opponents of the cameras say they make intersections more dangerous, encouraging some drivers to rush while others slam on the brakes at the first sign of a yellow light for fear of a ticket. Nonsense, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report released earlier this year. The most common outcome since the installation of red light cameras is a decrease in traffic crashes, said the report. Fortythree percent [of the agencies overseeing the cameras] noticed a reduction in side-impact crashes, with 41 percent experiencing a reduction in rear-end crashes, while 56 percent of the agencies experienced a total reduction in crashes at red light camera intersections, concluded the report. The cameras promote safer driving, Brescia said. If the camera turns amber and I slow down, that is telling the driver behind me that the light is changing and that I am about to stop. While cameras are commonplace in Europe, Americans are getting used to them, said Brescia, who has been overseeing the sheriffs office traffic camera program for seven months.I have been here since January and have received just five calls for more than 12,000 citations, and I am the liaison for the program. That tells me our community is accepting of the program.

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I was considering asking one of kids to do it but I dont think any of them are up for the job. What can you tell me? Still Kicking Dear Kicking, Choosing an executor the person or institution you put in charge of administering your estate and carrying out your final wishes is one of the most important decisions in preparing a will. Picking the right executor can help ensure the prompt, accurate distribution of your possessions with a minimum of family friction. Some of the duties required include: probate process (this is generally required by law to determine the wills validity). thing in the estate. pay bills, including taxes, funeral costs, etc. nating credit cards, and notifying banks and government agencies like Social Security and the post office of the death. come tax returns. eficiaries named in the will. Given all the responsibility, the ideal candidate should be someone who is honest, dependable, well organized, good with paperwork and vigilant about meeting deadlines. Who to Choose Most people think first of naming a family member, especially a spouse or child, as executor. If, however, you dont have an obvious family member to choose, you may want to ask a trusted friend, but be sure to choose someone in good health or younger than you who will likely be around after youre gone. Also, if your executor of choice happens to live in another state, youll need to check your states law to see if it imposes any special requirements. Some states require an out-of-state executor to be a family member or a beneficiary, some require a bond to protect your heirs in case of mismanagement, and some require the appointment of an in-state agent. Also keep in mind that if the person you choose needs help settling your estate they can always call on an expert like an attorney or tax accountant to guide them through the process, with your estate picking up the cost. If, however, you dont have a friend or relative you feel comfortable with, you could name a third party executor like a bank, trust company or a professional who has experience dealing with estates. If you need help locating a pro, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (naepc.org) and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (naela.org) are great resources that provide directories on their websites to help you find someone. Executor Fees Most family members and close friends (especially if they are a beneficiary) serve for free, but if you opt for a third party executor it will cost your estate. Executor fees are set by each state and typically run anywhere from 1 to 5 percent depending on the size of the estate. Get Approval Whoever you choose to serve as your executor, be sure you get their approval first before naming him or her in your will. 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JULY 25, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Tokyo A-Go-Go Thursday, July 25 at 4 p.m. For teens. Konichiwa! Catch some Japanese culture @ your library. Fold origami, learn to write in kanji, participate in chopstick races, try trivia, watch anime and more. Teen Night Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on our large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with adult, will join Art Instructor, Margit Redlawsk, and create an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Baby Time Monday, July 29 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 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 30 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 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. Alligator Annie: An Interactive Storytelling Show Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Alligator Annie lives in a cabin and knows how to talk to the animals. Annie tells stories of Florida, its wildlife and history. She uses physical comedy, magic and a moving crocodile bringing tons of fun. She also plays the ukulele and dulcimer. This program is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration, a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Len in 1513. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Interactive Adventure Movie Wednesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Going down, down and down! Characters travel deep down to the center of the Earth, where prehistoric beasts and carnivorous plants are living in abundance. Discover this lost and mysterious world with props, sounds effects, and a whole lot of fun at this showing of a daring movie adventure. Props are limited to the first 48 children. Rated PG, 92 minute. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Ages 13-18. Captain Jack Sparrows latest movie adventure will require the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.Apollo Beach Womans Club plans Under the leadership of President Sharon Vasquez, the Apollo Beach Womans Club executive board, is preparing activities, including a fundraising Halloween Party, to benefit the Scholarship program, for the 2013-2014 September May season. The Halloween event will be open to the public and held at the Elks Club in Ruskin. The Culture Club, within the ABWC under the leadership of Judy Motta and Lynn Lucido, has planned activities including behind-the-scenes trips to Tampa International Airport, Florida Aquarium and a special Holiday Luncheon The ABWC was founded in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to community development, including providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach High School graduates. This year, the club awarded $9,500 in scholarships to 13 college-bound students. Three eight-week scholarships were also awarded to Hillsborough Countys Parks summer camps and a tree was planted at Doby Elementary School to celebrate Arbor Day. Membership in ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Dues are $20 annually. Luncheon meeting are held the second Wednesday of the month at Little Harbor in Ruskin, Fla. The next luncheon will be Wednesday, September 11. To learn more, visit www.apollobeachwomansclub.com or contact Sharon Vasquez at 813-641-7856.The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce gathered on July 17 for a ribbon cutting to welcome the Village Market at Little Harbor. Above are Melanie Morrison, chamber executive director, with Village Market and present to celebrate the new store. The Village Market serves marina and resort guests along with area residents. For more information, visit http://www.thelittleharbormarina.com. For information about the chamber visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ southshore.chamberSouthShore Chamber gathers to welcome Village MarketPhHOtT O cCOurtesyURTESY OfF the THE SOuthUTHShHOreRE ChamberHAMBER OfF COmmerceMMERCE O dds of a child becoming a professional athlete: 1 in 16,000 Odds of a child being diagnosed with autism: 1 in 88 To learn more of the signs of autism, visit autismspeaks.org No words by 16 months. No babbling by 12 months.Some signs to look for: No big smiles or other joyful expressions by 6 months.

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Microcosm is from the Greek mikros kosmos: mikros, small + kosmos, world. Sports are a parallel world small enough for us to study and from which to learn some important lessons. Today, lets look at the world of sports and see what we can learn about being a team player in the game of life. Each player has an assignment. It may be to cover a specific area of the playing field, pay attention to a certain opponent, run interference for another player, or just be at a designated point at the right time. When players leave their assigned areas, collisions with other players can do real damage. Losing track of the competition when it is your job to watch them can be disastrous. Being out of position when others are counting on you to be there can result in many dropped balls. Just this week I watched a shortstop make a great stop, wheel around and throw the ball to first. With uncanny accuracy, the ball went like a shot right to first base. It then bounced into the fence, and careened into the outfield. A great play was ruined and the winning run scored, all because the first baseman was out of position. The first rule of any team player is to know his or her position and to be there when needed. By William Hodges Athletes in all sports know the value of watching game videos. Pitchers can tell by watching them how some batters will set up for either solid hits or bunts, and batters can learn the kind of pitch that might be coming at them just from the way a pitcher prepares and delivers the pitch. Boxers watch videos to find out when the opponent drops his guard or how he might telegraph his punches. At a recent play-off game, I watched while an entire team sat in the bleachers watching and making notes on the actions of a team they would face in a later round. The team that took the time to watch and make notes won the match, and one of the victorious players told me that the personal scouting did a lot to make the victory possible. You may not have videos of your competitors off the field but you can collect their printed materials, you can talk with others about their methods of operation, and you can learn about their products and/or services. Some of the greatest players in sports history were not great just because they played one position well, but because the team could call on them to play a number of positions. Babe Ruth pitched, batted and played the outfield. Johnny Bench was a great catcher but he also led the league in home runs twice and RBIs three times. To be a greater asset to your team, take the time to learn some of the other positions. Start with the one that directly affects you. If one of them cannot perform, could you pick up the slack? If you can, you will be recognized for your value to the team. and everyones contributions are required for success. If it were not for the second string that shows up for scrimmages, the first string could not sharpen their skills. That star quarterback would not walk so tall if the guards and tackles missed their assignments. No matter what your position on the team, take credit for the teams success. I think this is an important thing for team leaders to remember when they are passing out kudos. Never forget to acknowledge the people who showed up to play but might be forgotten by the fans or management for that matter. Life is one of the greatest games of all and it is more fun to play if you are a team player. Play ball!Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Being part of the teamNeed help with ADA compliance?From 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 30, Hillsborough County and the Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities will present a free workshop. Experts will discuss how businesses can avoid costly mistakes by reviewing the latest ADA needs and requirements. The workshop will be held at the Childrens Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call 813914-4028.Dear Editor, I had heard of Camp Bayou for many years. Yeah, it was years ago a campground. It was purchased about 20 years ago by Hillsborough County under the ELAPP program. Then I heard it had something to do with education. School children, I guess. In the June 20, 2013 issue of The Observer News, I read an article about a guided canoe tour at Camp Bayou. Being a paddler, this tour looked like something I may be interested in. On Saturday, July 6, 2013 I visited Camp Bayou to get some information. Did I have a pleasant surprise. I was given great information about the area of long, long ago. The exhibits are very interesting. My thanks to the volunteers, Jerri, Ann, Dolly and Fred, for their time, tour and information. This is not a campground. It is an outdoor learning center for everyone. It is a quiet place where we can experience nature and all its beauty.Dick Hamilton Letter to the EditorIn the U.S., including Florida, one in six people struggles with hunger, and more than 850 million people around the world dont know where they will get their next meal. As the world population continues to increase, food security is becoming a growing concern. To raise awareness about this critical issue, the Mosaic Company is hosting a Hunger-Relief Forum to spearhead a regional conversation about hunger relief efforts and the need to create a sustainable food supply. The event will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July Mosaic Company to host hunger-relief forum at Florida Fairgrounds26 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Florida Center. By uniting community leaders and organizations throughout Central Florida, Mosaic intends to ignite community dialogue about food security and the valuable roles various community organizations, companies, educators and industries can play in providing solutions. The forum will feature keynote speaker John Stanmeyer, who will share photos and insights from his travels as a National Geographic photographer documenting the global food crisis. The program will also feature a live panel that will discuss meeting the challenges facing our local food supply. Panelists will include: Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding America Tampa Bay; Patrizia La Trecchia, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability; David Spivey, Plant City strawberry grower; and Neil Beckingham, sustainability manager for the Mosaic Company. Food banks from across the region will be recognized for their efforts with a special presentation by Mosaic.

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YOULL EARNOUR AGENTS OFTEN MAKE $30K OR MORE IN THE FIRST YEAR, PART TIME.YOULL LEARNGET THE TRAINING YOU NEED TO RUN A BUSINESS SALES, MARKETING, MANAGEMENT AND MORE!WELL SHOW YOU HOW!ARE YOU A DRIVEN PROFESSIONAL WHO WANTS A CAREER THAT KEEPS UP WITH YOUR AMBITION? WE NEED PEOPLE WHO HAVE STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS. WE REPRESENT A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY. ITS A GREAT FOUNDATION FOR A REWARDING FUTURE.TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW CALL OUR BRANDON OFFICE 1-800-695-7880PLEASE LEAV E YOUR NAME AND PHONE # FOR US TO CALL YOU BACK Garbage and recycling roll cart deliveries begin in AugustAre your garbage cans starting to look worse for wear? Cant remember whether plastic bottles go in the blue bin or the green bin? If you live in Hillsborough Countys Solid Waste service area, help is on the way. Improved residential garbage and recycling collection service with sturdy roll carts to be provided by the County will begin in September. Sun City Center, however, is on a different schedule, with their new service to start in January 2014. Starting Aug. 1, gray roll carts for garbage and blue roll carts for recycling will be delivered to more than 260,000 homes. Residents will need to store their carts until the new service begins. Also, residents are encouraged to read the important information that will be delivered with the carts. This will include cart instructions, collection days, and service provider information. When the new service starts, the carts will be emptied by automated collection, a process that uses a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle instead of workers lifting cans and bins by hand. An automated system keeps neighborhoods cleaner and neater on collection days, increases recycling rates, and is safer for service providers. Though collection days and service providers may change, the improved service will still include two garbage pickups every week, one recycling collection every week, and one yard waste collection every week. Yard waste will still be collected manually in containers and cans provided by residents, or in bags and bundles. According to a news release from Hillsborough County, residential solid waste customers will pay less for service in 2014, as a result of the Countys efforts to seek new bids for garbage and recycling collection. Altogether, the County will save nearly $10 million annually while still keeping twice-a-week pickups. For more information about the improved collection service, visit www.HillsboroughCounty. org/TalkTrash, or call the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department at 813-272-5680. will be in the Whitcomb Building, the tall pink building at the west end of Sun City Center Plaza by the post office. Were going to share the parking lot with the post office, Gardner said. Well be in the part of the first floor that was occupied by the bank. The TGH clinics will both be full service, giving flu shots and regular routine exams as well as seeing sick patients. There will be one doctor who will man the Sun City Center clinic regularly who will specialize in adult care. This doctor has not yet been chosen. That office, which should open sometime before the end of the year, will not be equipped for pediatrics. The address of the Sun City Center office is 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, and the telephone number is (813) 844-4700. There is hiring still to be done there as well. Both offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to start. They will not take walk-ins, but if you call, they give same day appointments when patients say they need them, Gardner said. For employment opportunities, it is advised that applicants go to the Tampa General Hospital website http://www.tgh.org/ searchjobs.htm under the About Us tab on the left at the top of the opening page, where there is a sub-tab that says Career Opportunities and under that Apply.TGH clinicContinued from page 1% from groundwater supplied to the Lithia plant. The oxygen bubbles should dissipate after the water sits for a few minutes. The rotten egg smell is all removed now, said Brandon Moore, Tampa Bay Waters public communications manager. Students at Newsome High School will be particularly pleased with the changes. Football players at the school complained about the smell coming from Tampa Bay Waters plant during a public hearing at the school in 2010. They were really happy to hear there would no longer be a smell coming from the plant, Moore said. Residents also welcomed the changes. We had a lot of positive feedback about the new plant. Its a higher quality of water residents are now receiving. Tampa Bay Water meets more than 100 federal, state and local standards for quality. We actually go above and beyond the standard. I dont know the standards for bottled water but I know our standards are above what is required. And you pay about of a penny per gallon for our water. Hillsborough County Public Utilities made several modifications at the plant in order to integrate the new ozone treatment process into daily operations. These included reconfiguring chemical feed systems and related piping, upgrading chemical analyzers and controls, and constructing a new segment for the pipeline which brings water into the plant from Tampa Bay Waters regional system. Hillsborough County is a member of Tampa Bay Water. Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department provides an average of 50 million gallons of drinking water a day to 535,000 people in unincorporated Hillsborough County, and treats about 36 million gallons of wastewater a day. Construction of the new plant took two years and was funded through construction bonds and Tampa Bay Waters wholesale water rate. With the start-up and testing of the new facility and plant improvements, Hillsborough Countys 20-year-old hydrogen sulfide removal process is being retired. Tampa Bay Water is Floridas Water quality improves for South CountyContinued from page 1% largest wholesale water provider. The agency provides wholesale drinking water to its member governments of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. For more information about the project, go to www. tampabaywater.org. $5K scholarship offered by CountyThe Hillsborough County Social Services Division and Community Action Board are offering a $5,000 college scholarship to help a lowincome resident fulfill post-high school educational interests. Among other criteria, applicants must: dents between the ages of 16-22 or have obtained a high school or GED diploma rolled in an institution of higher learning (college/university/vocational) 125% of the 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines of the Community Services Block Grant mandated requirements. The scholarship application must be delivered to the West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center located at 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607, by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013. The scholarship application and additional criteria are available online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/cap.

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8 JULY 25, 2013 Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL NEW BOOKShare your story inFINE PERSONSPhotos, Biographies and Interesting Life ExperiencesStories should be limited to 7 pages (including photos and graphics)ARNOLD CHRISTENSEN, Editor-in-Chief CHK Publications Doc Harrison, Publisher/EditorA ne person worships God, loves people, and works hard. Mrs. Middleton, 4th grade teacher 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 JOBS, JOBS, JOBSThis ad is sponsored by The Observer News and Tampa Bay Workforce AllianceEducational seminars for all ages at MOSI in AugustFeline Folks up for adoptionWomens fall study at South BayMore Than Sisters, the womens group at South Bay Church, Riverview, has chosen A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place by Beth Moore for its fall study which will begin Tuesday, Sept. 17. A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place (updated edition) is a 10-week study. The 2-hour classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. All area women are welcome to attend. This study will challenge readers to prepare their heart, like the Holy of Holies, to become a home for His love and glory a dwelling place for the Most High God. Registration will begin August 11 in the lobby at the church. Workbook is $15. Childcare is available upon registration for a $5 donation per family per week. Space is limited so register soon.Summer book clubThe womens summer book club will continue its discussion of Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs, at 7 p.m., August 13 and 27. This will be the wrap up of this group until next summer. This discussion group is open to all area women. For more information call the church office at 813-677-0721. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Visit their website at www.SouthBay.cc. 3D Project Printing SBU Certification Saturday, Aug. 3 Ages: 17 Adult Program fee: $24 MOSI member: $18 Design and print real 3D objects with a high resolution 3D printer. This workshop is great for: artists, designers, hobbyists and inventors! Find out how to take your designs and make them real. Well print 3D creations and learn special techniques to make them into pieces of art made with science. Participants receive certification to use Idea Zones industrial 3D printer to create their own prototypes in the future. Advance registration required. Preschool Science Lets Make Some Music M/W Aug. 5, 7 or T/Th Aug. 6, 8, 10 10:45 a.m. Program fee: $15 per parent/ child team MOSI member: $12 per parent/ child team We respectfully request that siblings and family members not attend. Make silly sounds and groovy beats as you learn about sound waves, instruments, and singing. Make your own simple instrument. Express yourself through dance and fun. Meteor Shower Midnight Madness Family Camp-In Saturday, Aug. 10, 5 p.m. to Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Program fee: $105 per parentchild team; $60 per additional child MOSI member: $79 per parentchild team; $45 per additional child Have a starry sleep-over on a night full of astronomical surprises. Enjoy a perfectly beautiful night sky in the comfort of our planetarium to see stars planets and galaxies from around the world. Create craters by shooting meteorites into the Earth. Chill out making comets and feel the tail as it blows through the air. Stay up late and travel to the top of the IMAX Dome to view the Perseids Meteor Shower, one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle and is famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. Pizza dinner and cereal breakfast included. Preschool Science Puddle Jumping M/W Aug. 12, 14 or T/Th Aug. 13, 15, 10 10:45 a.m. Program fee: $15 per parent/ child team MOSI member: $12 per parent/ child team We respectfully request that siblings and other family members not attend. Learn about the weather by when you make blowing wind, falling rain, and cold snow. Touch a cloud and go puddle-jumping with your rain boots. 3D Milling and Scanning SBU Certification Sunday, Aug. 25 10 a.m. noon Ages: 17 Adult Program fee: $15 MOSI member: $12 Use the Roland MDX-15 to make ideas take shape. Easy-to-use and compatible with many popular 3D CAD software programs, the MDX-15 carves a wide variety of materials such as plastics, jewelers wax and even metals into models, molds, prototype inventions and even circuit boards. You can even use the MDX-15 to scan 3D objects. Participants receive certification to use the MDX-15 miller to create their own projects in the future. Advance registration required. MOSI is located at 4801 E Fowler Ave. in Tampa. For more information about any of MOSIs programs, call 813-987-6000 or visit MOSI.org.Flicker is a little gray male kitten seeking a family. He is up to date on shots, neutered, and ready for adoption. Rascal is a little black male kitten, also up to date on shots and neutered. For more information, call Jackie at Feline Folks: 813-545-7611.NEED TO ADVERTISE? Call.... NAN KIRK 813-925-6106 nan@observernews.net VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113 vilma@observernews.net

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JULY 25, 2013 9 Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL FOR 2 2 for $39992 Soup or Salad2 Entrees Choose from: 2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of Wine Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2You asked for something different. You got it! LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND nature, and although they have them, they cant even manage to stick out their tongues at you. Over the years, Snooty has been taught to rollover and present a flipper for a handshake. Snooty has proven that manatees can learn from us, as we learn from them. Despite their gentle natures, wild manatees are not pets and neither is Snooty. In Florida it is illegal to harass them in any way, including feeding them fresh water through a hose. As one area woman recently found out through some very public and embarrassing photos and her subsequent arrest, attempting to ride a manatee is absolutely forbidden. But most people have the sense to know that, right? Manatees are associated with Florida and are a big draw for tourists. But they can wander. They have been known to swim as far north as Massachusetts and back again in a single summer, swimming roughly as fast as a typical person walks. They cannot, however, tolerate water that is less than 68 degrees and thus can be found locally in large numbers during the winter months congregated at the TECO Manatee Viewing Center, which has warm water year-around courtesy of the cooling system at the adjacent Big Bend Power Plant. Manatees are not fish (nor are they overly curvaceous mermaids) and females bear live young, known as calves. A typical pregnancy lasts for up to a year and it is rare for a female manatee to give birth to more than one calf. Their lungs run nearly the entire length of their bodies allowing them to hold their breath and submerge for up to 20 minutes at a time, using nose flaps to keep water out of their lungs. According to one area marine biologist, most wild manatees are identified entirely by the propeller scars on their backs. There are few manatees in Florida that havent made unfortunate contact with speedboat propellers. Both state and federal laws protect manatees and boating speed restrictions in manatee zones exist for a very good reason. Studies have indicated that relatively few manatees suffer propeller injuries on their heads, while most have them on their backs or near their tails, suggesting that manatees do recognize approaching boats, they just arent fast enough to avoid them, particularly in the shallow water they inhabit. From the perspective of a boater, their color makes them almost impossible to see. In fact, the majority of manatee deaths involving boats are due to impact damage, rather than propeller injuries. When it comes to boats and manatees, speed does indeed kill. On the manatees side is time. It is estimated manatees have been around for at least 50 million years and Snootys modern ancestors have been swimming the coasts for a million years. As they were here first, perhaps us adapting to them cannot really be considered unfair. Snooty can talk. For nearly 30 years, he has had a hydrophone inside his tank, giving biologists the first indication that manatees communicate with each other through high-pitched sounds. Hopefully on Saturday, those sounds were strikingly similar to the birthday song. Back in Bradenton at the South Florida Museum, children played manatee-related games or searched for fossils in a dig site provided by Mosaic. Inside, Snooty waved his flipper at the crowd gathered above his tank while those watching through glass below saw him roll and flap MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Jim Johnson of Mosaic in Riverview greets people as they leave the Mosaic mobile interactive environmental exhibit. Mosaic sponsored Snootys birthday party.Snooty turns 65% his tail. Birthday cards made by elementary school children lined the walls at the museum. If anyone enjoyed their 65th birthday, it would seem to be Snooty. People cheered him on and he happily munched on pineapple chunks and strawberries. Too bad about not having pockets, he probably would have liked to have saved some of the treats for later. And regarding pockets, it turns out that Snooty is a full-fledged member of the AARP (American Association of Retired People). Fortunately, their membership cards are made of plastic and, thus, are waterproof. Where he keeps it is anyones guess. Perhaps next to a secret stash of pineapple chunks and strawberries. The South Florida Museum is located at 201 10th Street West in Bradenton, just across the Manatee River and one block off the U.S. 41 Business route. The museum offers a Snooty Cam that is live during regular business hours and on weekends. For more information, visit www. southfloridamuseum.org.Thousands of people gathered at the South Florida Museum to celebrate Snooty the Manatees 65th birthday. He is pictured with one of his two tank-mates.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS JULY 25, 2013 COLORING PICTURE Unlike amusement parks, carnivals come and go. The rides, the food stands, the gamesall are made so they can be set up and taken down quickly. Carnivals started after the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893. Otto Schmitt had been a showman at the fair and decided to hire some of the acts for his own carnival touring company. Schmitts carnival was a lot of fun, but he didnt manage his money well and his company soon went out of business.Some of the people from Schmitts company decided to put on their own carnivals, and by 1937, there were over 300 carnivals touring around the country. Today, carnivals continue, with tours in the North during the summer and tours in the South during the winter. From Town to Town Jokes and RiddlesA: The roller ghoster!Q: Whats a ghosts favorite carnival ride? Q: How do you make a hamburger stand smile?A: Pickle it gently! Carnivals have loads of tasty food to try. Fill in the blanks to name some of the foods found at a carnival.Answers: 1) Corndogs, 2) Funnel Cakes, 3) Popcorn, 4) Lemon Shakeups, 5) Cotton Candy, 6) Snow Cones, 7) Brats Name That Food Name That Food 1 C O __ N D __ G __2 F U __ N N E L C A __ E S3 __ O __ C O R __4 L E __ O N S __ A __ E U P S5 C O __ __ O N C A __ D Y6 S __ O W __ O N E S7 B R __ T __ 1) The Tilt-a-Whirl makes some riders dizzy. Fact or Fiction? 2) The Zipper moves up and down like a roller coaster. Fact or Fiction? 3) The Scrambler makes riders feel like they are going to crash into each other. Fact or Fiction? 4) The Octopus may also be called the Spider. Fact or Fiction? 5) It can be hard to find your way out of the Farmhouse with its funny mirrors and stuff. Fact or Fiction? 6) The carousel is filled with large wooden fish that move up and down on poles for kids to ride on. Fact or Fiction? 7) Another name for the bumper cars is the dodgem cars. Fact or Fiction? 8) The Wave Swinger takes riders high into the air. Fact or Fiction? 9) The Fun Slide is much smaller than a regular slide. Fact or Fiction? 10) The Rock-O-Plane is like the Ferris wheel but with seats in cages. Fact or Fiction?Carnival RideCarnivals have many rides from Ferris wheels to roller coasters. Here are some questions about carnival rides. How many can you answer correctly?Answers: 1) Fact, 2) False, the Zipper spins round and round, 3) Fact, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, the Funhouse, not the Farmhouse, can be hard to find your way out of, 6) Fiction, most carousels have animals other than fish, 7) Fact, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, the Fun Slide is much bigger, 10) Fact Fact or Fiction? List 10 words that rhyme with fun. 1. _ ___________ 2._ _____________ 3. _ ____________ 4. _ ___________ 5. _ ____________ 6. _ ____________ 7. _ ___________ 8. _ ____________ 9. _ ___________ 10. _ ___________What Rhymes withSome answers: bun, done, gun, none, pun, run, shun, stun, sun, ton C h a ll e n g e

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JULY 25, 2013 11 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 J ul y & Aug us t On l y! *May not be combined with other discounts, coupons, vision insurance plans or prior orders. Do n t Mis s O u r Su mme r LOT ON U.S. HWY. 41 SOUTH Zoned Commercial General. 150 frontage. Easy access to I-75 and close to a popular restaurant and a convenience store. $164,900. NEED A PLACE TO LIVE IN AND WORK FROM? This 2/1 with large family room might be the answer. Centrally located in Ruskin, easy access to Hwy. 41 and I-75. Zoned GC. Has detached garage and space for 19 to 30 cars. County water. $185,000. IMPRESSIVE OFFICE SPACE. Move-in ready, custom-built showcases mahogany wood trim. All shelving is Lego style and not attached to oor. Loads of storage, tract lighting, small kitchen with sink and refrigerator. Digital cameras for security, handicap bath and pull down screens over the front door. Must see to appreciate. $224,900. PRELIMINARY WORK ALREADY DONE on this 3.7 acre vacant lot. CG zoning and lends itself to subdividing nicely. Corner property high and dry. Ample parking. $324,900. RUN YOUR BUSINESS from this 3/2 home on busy S.R. 674. 300 frontage, 2.1 acres. Value is in the land. Good opportunity for investment. $799,000. WANT PRIVACY? PEACE AND QUIET? You would have it in this 2/1 mobile home priced at $55,000. 30x40 pole barn. Owner will furnish water on a monthly basis with negotiated cost. Total of 2.27 acres. 3/2 MOBILE HOME ON A LARGE CORNER LOT. A/C fairly new, new electric pole and service, screened patio, large shop + detached building. Reective roof makes for lower electric bills. Lot is 92x130. Nicely landscaped. $74,900. WATERFRONT WITHOUT HIGH TAXES. Duplex lot across the street from public boat ramp and park. County water and sewer available. Walk to the store, bus stop, or just sh near your front yard. Cleared and ready to build on. A BEST BUY! $32,000. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this very nice 70x108 lot in beautiful Bimini Bay. Soon to have access to saltwater canal. Gated community with pool. $69,900. WATER VIEW 2/3 modular home, many upgrades, in excellent condition. Gorgeous kitchen with center island and custom cabinets. A den/sunroom could be used as 3rd BR, master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Large sitting room. Motherin-law quarters with separate entrance. Landscaped with room for an RV or boat. $215,000. LOOKING TO BUILD OR INVEST? 4.7 acres (MOL) is currently platted for 15 homes, has a well and 3 septic tanks on property. Water and sewer available. Small pond could be stocked with itty-bitty sh. $134,900. FISH TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT 1.6 acre corner lot on Blue Heron Lake. Subdivision has 4 lakes of 123 acres each and each has its own boat ramp and gazebo furnished with picnic tables and grills. No time frame to build and choose your own builder. Canoe, hike or just sit and watch birds and wildlife play. 274 frontage. Live the good life for just $82,500. WATERFRONT LOT! Peaceful and quiet country atmosphere and perfect location for a stilt home. Small canal leads to Bay. $29,900.KAY PYEREALTOR(813) 361-3672KayLPye@verizon.net C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. HopeHope is a gorgeous gal with a big personality. Hope had a home not long ago as she appeared wellcared-for upon her arrival. This gal is fun, smart, and a real charmer. She loves squeaky toys, the doggy pool, and to play ball. Hope seems to do well with humans of all ages and has been great when out and about in the community. Hope would prefer to be a single dog at home as she is an attention hog. Hope is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: Feb. 2, 2011..PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG TippyTippy is a gray and white kitten who was recently born to his mom, Sally, at C.A.R.E. His three siblings, Juliet, Romeo and Grayson, are also at C.A.R.E. Tippy is a curious little guy and is very playful and friendly. But Tippy would like most of all to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go visit this handsome kitten and give him that home. Tippy has been spayed and he is current on his shots. As part of his adoption he will be micro chipped. DOB: Jan. 2, 2013. 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, July 25 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, July 26 Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Music by Full Circle 7 11 p.m.Saturday, July 27 Steak Dinner, 4:30 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m.Sunday, July 28 Music by Chuck Cobbs 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m.Tuesday, July 30 Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. Membership Drive 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays all month long. $1 draft. $1.50 beer, wine and well drinks.Adopt a pet this SaturdayFrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, rain or shine, Manatee County Animal Services will hold Furget Me Not, an emergency dog adoption event, at the shelter at 305 25th St. West in Palmetto. In addition to adoption specials, there will be music, raffles, giveaways and games, plus free food and drink donated by local businesses and served by the Famous Hit Crew of Manatee County Roller Derby Team. In addition, the first 25 dogs adopted during the event will receive a Doggy Swag bag of gifts for both the dog and the new owner. The adoption specials are as follows: 0-30 days in the shelter regular adoption fees, $80 dogs/$40 cat 31-60 days in the shelter half-price adoption fees, $40 dogs/$20 cats 61+ days in the shelter no adoption fee for dogs/cats to approved homes Also, heartworm positive dogs are available for no adoption fee to approved homes and heartworm treatment will be paid through the medical fund. The following services are included in the adoption fee: Bordatella (kennel cough) and Parvovirus permanent and unalterable identification.You will also receive from the Beach Veterinary Clinic: During the event sponsorships are available to help cover the adoption fees to approved homes on a case by case basis.

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Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 8/31/13EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 8/31/13$2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsWord: Introduction, Font & Page Formatting Thursday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m. Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Tokyo A-Go-Go Thursday, July 25 at 4 p.m. For teens. Konichiwa! Catch some Japanese culture @ your library. Fold origami, learn to write in kanji, participate in chopstick races, try trivia, watch anime and more. Teen Night Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video and anime on our large projector screen. Fossils in Florida Friday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. Join local naturalist Diana Kyle as she presents this entertaining and educational program on Florida fossils. Stretch and Strengthen Yoga Monday, July 29 at 11 a.m. This basic Hatha yoga class offered by Shore Bliss Yoga will include breath work, meditation, traditional postures, and deep relaxation; all of which help with strength, flexibility and balance on & off the mat. All are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat. Towel and water are optional. (Participants should be able to sit on and rise from the floor). Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Internet: Safety and Security Tuesday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20. Online Genealogy Tuesday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, July 31 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit: 15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, July 31 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 us questions! Word: Paragraph and Advanced Formatting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12:30 p.m. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Tabs, headers and footers, numbering and inserting page numbers, page borders. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Limit: 20. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Ages 13-18. Captain Jack Sparrows latest movie adventure will require the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. 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. Saturday, July 27. ..............No dinner. 6:30 p.m. music by Brad . ................................................ Fitzgerald and the Myakka Band Sunday . ..............................$1 draft beer all day. Starting Aug. 1, free hot dogs on Sunday, Monday (Bingo) and Friday nights. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Dance to live music with Moonglow Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of local musician Bryan Ashley at its monthly dance on Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. Bryan often plays at the Elks Club in Ruskin, and he was a regular attraction at the Sun City Center Inn in the 1990s. Attire for Moonglow Dances is dressy casual. Members are free; visitors/guests pay $5 per person at the door. Singles table(s) are always available. BYOB and snacks, and the club will provide the ice, water and paper products. For more information, call 813-633-1297 or 813-642-8845. If you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, contact gail3357@gmail.com.

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JULY 25, 2013 13 AUGUST EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY Thurs., Aug. 1 Aging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. 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. Mental Wellness Support Group. Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of SCC.C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Support Group Better Breathers. Join Lorrie Quistad, RRT facilitator learning to live with COPD. During the second half, Physical therapists go through guided exercises to assist in recovery. 10-11 a.m. Women and Wealth Monthly Series. Many women spend so much time caring for others they forget to make themselves a priority. A strategy designed to achieve your goals begins with an evaluation of what is most important to you. This seminar gives you actionable strategies for cash management, saving and investing that can help you help yourself as well as those you love. Attend each month (2nd Wed.) Presented by: The Equis Group at Morgan Stanley 2012 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.2:30-4 p.m. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L Parkershe facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care.1:30-3:30 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. Learning has no boundaries.After retiring from a career in business, 74-year-old John Jardin decided it was time to pursue his college degree. Engaging professors and classmates at Hillsborough Community College inspired him to follow his passion for the arts. Now, as the senior-most member of HCCs Class of 2013, Jardin plans to continue his studies at USF. With small class sizes, affordable tuition and guaranteed transferability to state universities, its easy to see why more than 47,000 students each year choose HCC.hcc.edu/registernowHCC is an equal access/equal opportunity educational institution. HCC35_Observer_6x5_7.25.13_Jardin.indd 1 6/25/13 11:37 AM Are you over 65? Call to reserve your spotHoward 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 65 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer?Call today for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Exam prizes including $10,000 for Best of Show and $5,000 each in three categories: handmade; made by machine; and a technique called Longarm/Midarm workmanship, Browning added. The show is expected to draw more than 2,000 people. Quilt artists employ a wide range of techniques and design methods ranging from traditional designs to original painted and embellished motifs. Hasch has sewed for as long as she can remember, which has helped her have a steady hand in designing and placing hand-made appliqus. Each panel of her entry quilt is hand-sewed. She calls this quilt Sailing with Mary for two reasons: the style of the quilt is called a Baltimore Album and at the time of the Revolutionary War there were ships around the Baltimore area that looked like the sailing ship in her quilt. The Mary part of the name comes from the fact that the other blocks in the quilt are copies of a quilt made by Mary Simon that hangs in the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington, DC. She entered the quilt into the Quilters Choice category because of size requirements and the fact that she had made the entire quilt, including the appliqus and sashing, by hand. Her home is filled with other quilts and wall hangings she has made. At this time she belongs to a neighborhood group of about 50 women who meet at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. Quilt competition% People may come and go any time during those hours, she explained. Men are welcome at any of the associations groups, and she says she has seen men at other sewing and quilting groups, but not the one she currently attends. To find out more about the quilters, visit www. americanquilter.com or drop in at St. Andrews on a Friday during sewing and quilting hours.

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14 JULY 25, 2013 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 It is, perhaps, a fairly uncommon situation for mid-July but last week, millions of people in New York could look to Florida for a cool respite from the heat. At one point last week, the Weather Channel reported the temperature in South Hillsborough was 81 degrees while New York was simmering at 102 a full 21 degrees over the normally balmy summertime temperatures in the Sunshine State. Admittedly, that was after a line of thunderstorms cooled this area off with some rain but despite that, it has never in recorded history reached 100 degrees in this area. The tables have since turned as South Hillsborough has been basking under actual temperatures in the low 90s with feels like temperatures in the low 100s, while our friends up north enjoy low to mid 80s. Pictured, children and adults cool off in a fountain in New Yorks Washington Square Park.Cool Florida. In July?MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS 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

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JULY 25, 2013 15 FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues 813-684-80411/2 mile south of Hwy. 60 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC07 If you cant attend, call about a FREE exam and/or xrays.(over $120 value) Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Heed Your Warning Lights If your vehicle has 15% Off Labor OnlySuper SpecialNot be used with other offers or coupons. Does not include Oil Changes. Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Come meet our dedicated employeeGEROLD BATESGerold has been with us 6 years and does a great job. These guys fill up arenas in Europe, Sunset Grill Tiki Bar manager Jurgen Wochnik said as Sherman Noir and the Highway Surfers began to entertain the crowd at the Little Harbor beach bar in Ruskin. On Sunday evening, the band took a detour from their West Coast Live Diaries U.S. tour to enjoy the intimate setting that only a tiki bar can provide. The set up and equipment were minimal, the crowd was close and responsive, and a cool breeze off the bay tempered the heat of the evening. The band seemed to enjoy the crowd as much as the crowd enjoyed their music. The setting, of course, was incomparable. For more information about Sherman Noir and the Highway Surfers (and for a good opportunity to brush up on your German), visit www.shermannoir.de.Big act on a cool beachMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS

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16 JULY 25, 2013 Kidney SmartSMis a series of classes offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program is free and open to the community. For more information: www.davita.com, click on Kidney Smart tab. Next classes are: August 27 September 24 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) 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 ClassesJULY UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Thu 25: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 amFri 26: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Mon 29: CHA CHA DANCING (COUPLES) SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 11 am to Noon UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Tue 30: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* KIDNEY SMARTSM (NE W) 11 am to Noon 2 to 4 PMWed 31: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes & events: JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EventsAUGUST UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Thu 01: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 amFri 02: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Mon 05: CHA CHA DANCING NO CLASSES SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES DURING AUGUST UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16Tue 06: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 07: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Michelle and I watched a movie last week in which one character derogatorily referred to another character as the kind of person who would ban the Internet to save libraries. Ive been heavily into technology since I was a teenager, even before the age of mainstream personal computers. In the late 80s, I was dialing into the Internet before there was a World Wide Web. At that time, the Internet was almost exclusively made up of government agencies and universities around the world. I had to dial long-distance from my apartment in Minneapolis to the one free portal I could find in Washington, DC. I then used a program from the University of Minnesota called Gopher to jump around to different universities. There wasnt much there but I thought it was cool that I could browse through a database of jokes from a college in Australia. For years I was a computer programmer, working on systems that involved thousands of retail stores, big mainframes and satellites circling the globe. And now as a photojournalist, I am awash in computers and am constantly tied to the web for news and information about what is going on in the world. But upon hearing that line in the movie, I realized that I am rapidly becoming the kind of person who, if I had the power, would very well ban the Internet to save libraries. And also to save newspapers, local television stations, radio By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Where integrity lies MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThese days, there is a fine line between truth and bald-faced deception. In fairness, the Internet and a 24-hour news cycle has made it possible for people to vilify and condemn the truth. As such, public figures must be skilled tightrope walkers. Or, perhaps, just cleverly deceptive.stations, photographers, writers, artists, musicians, travel agencies and, most importantly, to save civilization as we know it. The Internet has given virtually everyone on earth a vast source of knowledge that is incomparable in human history. Everyone now has their own podium. It is credited with kicking off the Arab Spring and so much more (of course, the former isnt working out so well yet). We now have the ability to communicate with anyone, virtually anywhere on earth. All of that knowledge should have broadened our horizons, opened our minds to new things, to new ways of making change for the better. Unfortunately, what seems to be happening is that we are using it to watch funny cat videos, and to argue and spew venom upon people we dont know from behind the anonymity of our keyboards. Instead of seeking new knowledge, we seem to seek out only what will reinforce our own paradigms and existing beliefs and not just reinforce, but harden them into steel. The Internet certainly makes that possible no matter how insane the idea, somewhere on the web, there is a justification for it. And that has turned integrity on its head. Political parties have noticed that effect and they are working overtime to exploit it and to inflame it. Intended or not, it has become a strategy of divide and conquer, and it seems to be working. This nation is divided, some people claim, as much as weve been since the Civil War. The result is a 24-hour spin cycle, most visibly from political leaders and large corporations. The truth has become relative a half truth, even outright lies, have become the full truth when repeated often enough, and people, seeking to reinforce their own paradigms fall in as good soldiers to the cause of their choice, drawing battle lines and firing volleys with straw man arguments and hyperbole. The Internet has made that possible. Now anyone can say anything and call it the truth. There is so much deception and spinning that even when institutions, such as Politifact from the Tampa Bay Times, try to find the bottom line of truth versus deception, they are vilified by those who disagree and praised by those who do agree and in the end, the truth is lost to the puffery. I am beginning to believe that rather than tying the world together, the Internet is tearing us apart. Does anyone in the public eye tell the truth anymore? I dont know but Im not sure they are entirely to blame. From the comfort of our own homes, we can now attack and condemn relentlessly and without mercy and honesty and integrity are the victims. I once worked for an honest politician. He was the kind of man that you could trust with your home, your spouse, and your children, anything you hold dear. He is a good man but is no longer in office. He made the mistake of trusting others, people who didnt necessarily share in his integrity. %

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Deep down I know that technology isnt to blame we are. We The People have let this happen, just as we allow elected officials to lie with integrity. And then we dive into the muck, stirring it up. Regardless, maybe, if given the power, I might not ban the Internet (although, in all honesty, Im not sure that is the truth). But I am sure of one thing: we can do better and we can expect better from political leaders and public figures. We can start by rewarding honesty and integrity, even if it involves something that we disagree with. We also have to acknowledge that if we hope to keep the American Dream alive, we are going to have to re-learn how to work together. Last week former President Jimmy Carter reportedly told the German magazine, Der Spiegel that in light of the recent revelations of NSA snooping on Americans, this nation is no longer a functioning democracy. Did he really say that? In all honesty, I dont know, but if he did, thats a wake up call. If you are okay sacrificing some of your constitutionally guaranteed privacy for a measure of safety, then that is your right and no one can tell you differently. It is possible, perhaps even probable, that our government knows more about the dangers in the world than we do. On the other hand, if you think that our government is pushing things too far, then have the integrity to acknowledge that it was too far when it began in earnest under President Bush and it is too far as it continues and possibly expands under President Obama. And then start writing letters. There is no court, not the Supreme Court, not a secret court, that can overcome the determined will of the American people. If we want what is described as a democracy, then we should act like it, rather than choosing sides and spewing inane venom on the Internet. The people and companies in power arent your guys or my guys; they have to be our guys. They need us more than we need them. Its high time we work together as Americans to remind them of that. If truth and integrity lies anywhere, its resurrection must begin with us, and the Internet gives each of us a podium. Use it wisely. Political funnyman Mark Russell comes to Lakeland Center Long before Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, Mark Russell dared to joke and sing of the often absurd political process on his popular PBS specials. Now, fans can see Mark perform live at The Lakeland Center on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for An Evening with Mark Russell go on sale Friday, July 12 for $27.50, $37.50 and $47.50 (service charges will apply) and are available at The Lakeland Center Box Office by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticketing line 888-3970100. With impeccable timing, twinkling eyes and shock-of-recognition insights into American politics, Mark draws merriment from the pomposity of public life. He spent 30 years on public television as host of the Mark Russell Comedy Specials, where it was consistently among the top-rated shows on that network. Armed with his piano and a microphone, Mark Russell provides his audience with a scathing commentary on todays hottest political topics. His side-splitting delivery makes audiences laugh, no matter their affiliation. The Lakeland Center is located between Orlando and Tampa in Lakeland, off I-4 on Lime Street; For ticket information, call the Box Office at 863-834-8111 or visit its website at www.thelakelandcenter.com. Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day, seven days a week through www.thelakelandcenter.com or by calling 888-397-0100. On Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 am. to noon the Palmetto Historical Park & Agricultural Museum hosts Nanette OHara from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program as she presents the program Net Benefits: A retrospective on fishing for food and fun in Tampa Bay a brief and sometimes amusing history of commercial and sport fishing in our area. After the program, enjoy the vintage tackle exhibit on display in the Park and Museum. The address for the presentation is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. This event is FREE but RESERVATIONS are required. Call 941-721-2034 to register.For the model train enthusiastThe Gulfcoast Garden Railroaders will be holding a Swap Meet Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. Come enjoy a G-scale model train set up and see what the club members have for sale. Also participating in the swap are the Sugar Creek Model Railroaders with N-scale trains and supplies. For more information call 813-335-4808.Net Benefits: A retrospective on fishing for food and fun in Tampa Bay

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18 JULY 25, 2013 polybutylene piping for almost twenty years. If you have a home that was built from the early 1980s through the mid 1990s, there is a high likelihood that you have the Grey pipe. Polybutylene pipe has proven to be unstable and subject to rupture at any time. The pipe is unstable due to its reaction with chlorinated water treatment and over time breaks down to the point of rupture. Are you buying or selling a home? If so then you will also find that in order for the new buyer to obtain insurance, almost certainly the home will need to be re-piped as most insurance companies are no longer writing new policies for homes that still have polybutylene piping. Also, the value of your home will most certainly be lower because of the polybutylene pipe. Right now is the time to call for a free estimate. With the summer time here and many residents up north, Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has more availability and a much higher likelihood that they can schedule your job when it is convenient for you. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing not only offers re-pipes but 24/7 emergency services in the event that the unexpected happens. Howies also offers camera inspections of your drain lines using state of the art fiber optic cameras. At the completion of each inspection you 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. They also offer backflow testing and repair as well as servicing all your plumbing needs Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has a beautiful showroom at 139 S. Pebble Beach, SCC Suite 202. The office is open from 8:30 One of our wisest founding fathers once wrote: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin. More than two hundred years have passed but this great truth is still as relevant today as ever. Whether you are talking about healthcare, auto maintenance or just about any other aspect of life, it is much easier to maintain something than deal with the ramifications once it is broken. Home maintenance is an often neglected thing, after all If it aint broke, dont fix it. That is the mentality of many but before you take off for the beach this summer there are a few things to consider. Ask yourself When I return will everything be as I left it? Consider this situationa homeowner leaves town for a couple of weeks. Before they left they made sure the home was secured and lastly they shut off the water then hopped in the car and headed away for a short respite. At some point while they were gone someone turned on their water at the main to use the garden hose and forgot to turn it off. Now enters the antagonist into the story, the homeowner unknowingly has defective polybutylene piping in their attic and in their walls. Within days maybe even hours a pipe bursts overhead and floods the home. No one notices for days that water is pouring out the front door and of course by the time they do its too late. Mr. and Mrs. homeowner return after a refreshing vacation to find a flooded house. Not only are they horrified to find water in their home but now mold has taken over and covers all their furniture, walls, personal belongings and even the quilt Grandma made for them. When the numbers are laid out they find this could be a $50-$100,000 problem! This scenario is neither fictional nor uncommon. The sad part is that it could all be avoided. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing is your re-pipe specialist. The owners of Howies Sun City Center Plumbing have been involved in replacing An ounce of prevention is worth....well, a lot!PAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENTa.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Showroom is stocked with fixtures from companies like Moen, Delta, Kohler as well as many others. Stop by today and enjoy some coffee and refreshments with our friendly office staff 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. Sun City Center Plumbing Services can be reached by phone 24/7 at 813-633-8923 or fax at 813-633-8930. $1000OFF a Service Call of $100 or moreSUN CITY CENTER PLUMBING SERVICES813-633-8923SunCityCenterPlumbing.com Cockroach Bay seemed to be the most popular fishing spot last week. It wasnt long ago that I heard a lot of chatter about this area. Anglers were not fishing there because of all the signs telling them where they could fish and not fish; and how to travel in without destroying the seagrass. All these regulations have kept some anglers away from this favorite fishing spot. However, those I talked to said between the bad weather and Cockroach Bays easy access, they were all embarking on it as a convenient place to load if a storm approached. Redfish are coming out of their hiding spots around the mangrove roots and from behind big, shady rocks as the weather cools. It seems all the recent rain cooled the water temperature and the redfish are on the prowl. It appeared all who entered Cockroach Bay came out with a legal redfish catch. This fish is still restricted to one per person per day of not less than 18 inches or more than 27 inches. Those fortunate enough to have their own private dock were catching many sheepshead. This black and white striped fish with sharp needle-like fins is often called the convict fish. Its great tablefare as a lean, white meat fish. Difficult to catch, the sheepshead often will take all of your bait if you dont realize that they first give your bait a nudge. When you feel this, count to three then tighten your line. Their boney mouth makes it difficult to set the hook. I saw some boats docking with mangrove snapper catches this week. The anglers said they caught them around the rocks, but didnt reveal which part of the Bay that was. Legal is 10 inches and not more than 5 per person per day. Those anglers catching fish this week all had a reason for their success. They caught all of their fish on a fast, high tide. Spotted seatrout seemed to be more popular this week than usual. Legal is not less than 15 inches or more than 20 inches. There is an allowance of one fish over 20 inches with a four fish per harvest per day regulation. Freshwater catches have been good in the rain according to the inland anglers. Freshwater catfish love this weather and many dinner tables have been graced with them alongside a mess of hushpuppies. Dont forget to fish together, watch the weather, and tell someone ashore where you plan to fish.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Frequent rains are cooling water tempsHurricane preparedness blood drives, with gift cards awarded, this weekendIn order to keep local hospitals stocked with life-supporting blood at all times, especially during tropical storm and hurricane season, the local blood bank has teamed with local businesses to encourage blood donation. Eligible and prospective blood donors are urged to donate blood on the bloodmobile at the following locations in our area: Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lowes Donors receive a free $10 Lowes Gift Card Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Publix: Donors receive a free $10 Publix Gift Card Donors receive a free $10 RaceTrac Gift Card Lifesaving donors will also receive a wellness checkup, including a cholesterol screening, and a coupon for $5 off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse. In addition, all donors who give blood twice between June 1 of Outback Steakhouse and be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year. For further details and rules visit www.oneblood.org/outback/ donate blood. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in the community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients.District launches Instagram contest to raise springs awarenessThe Southwest Florida Water has launched a contest on the social media site Instagram to raise awareness of springs throughout the District. Springs sites are a popular hot spot with both local residents and tourists during the summer months and especially holiday weekends. This summer, whether you are tubing, kayaking, swimming or just relaxing near one of the many springs in our District, you can share those experiences for a chance to win a springs prize pack that includes tickets to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. To enter, shoot a photo or video while visiting any spring. Then, upload your photo or video to Instagram and tag it #RenewOurers earn one contest entry for every photo or video tagged. To learn more about the areas five major springs systems in Citties, and what the District is doing to monitor and restore them, members of the public can visit the Districts redesigned springs website firsthand from the Districts team of springs experts about ongoing and future restoration projects at Chassahowitzka Springs, Kings Bay and Three Sisters Springs. dates, photo galleries and videos. Website visitors can find out about recreational opportunities, what they can do to protect the springs and how to get involved in upcoming volunteer events.Educational nature programs offered at Lettuce Lake Park in AugustOn Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon, Park Rangers at Lettuce Lake Park will host a series of fun, exciting, hands-on programs that last Participation is open to all ages. Walk-ins are welcome; however, large groups, such as home schools, scouts and birthday parties, should pre-register. Participation cost is $5 per child, and children must be accompanied by were all kids at heart! Only cash payments are accepted at this time. Aug. 3 and 4 Florida FossilsLearn about them, and then hunt for them! Learn all about the otters at Lettuce Lake Park, and touch an otter pelt! Plant vegetable seeds for your fall garden, and take them home! Learn how to make homemade yogurt and butter! For more information or to register, email Diana Kyle at kyled@hillsboroughcounty.org with date, time and names of those attending, or contact

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JULY 25, 2013 19 RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: What if there was no Chamber of Commerce? Dont fall for the Medicare card phone scam!Advice from the Better Business Bureau Business slow? Need to advertise? The Observer News 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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20 JULY 25, 2013 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 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 Places of WorshipArea Obituaries Linda CannarellaLinda Cannarella of Sun City Center, born Oct. 18, 1937, passed away July 1, 2013. She is survived by three sisters and many friends. A memorial ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach in Sun City Center. Elsie A. GreenElsie A. Green, 101, of Wimauma, Fla. passed away July 19, 2013. She was a member and organist at the Wimauma Church of God for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Ray Parton, by her second husband, Flavius Green, and by her daughter Anna Jewell Yuninger. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Floyd Anderson, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-greatgrandson, numerous stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 23 at the Wimauma Church of God, with burial at Fellowship Cemetery in Lithia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Elsie Greens name to Wimauma Church of God Campground, P.O. Box 630, Wimauma, Fla. 33598. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Carl IsaacsCarl Isaacs of Balm, formerly of Irvine, Ky., died July 18, 2013. He was born July 26, 1931. Carl was preceded in death by parents Leonard and Addy Isaacs, grandson Edward Lawrence, Jr., and brother Hubert Isaacs. Carl is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edessa Marie Reece Isaacs of Balm; daughters Linda Sue Gofinch and Barbara Michelle Hoskins; grandson Matthew Daniel Hoskins (Gerri) of Johnstown, Tenn.; granddaughters Barbara Sue Jackson, Margarette Marie Gofinch, and Hailey Sewell; and great-grandsons Ethan Angell, Ryan Edward Hoskins, and Jeff Sewell.Daisy Ruth MobleyDaisy Ruth Mobley, 89, of Sun City Center, Fla. went home to be with the Lord on July 21, 2013. Daisy was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, E.B. Mobley, her parents Edgar and Lottie Castillo and eight siblings. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph Mobley and his wife, Jo Ellen, and Timothy Mobley. Daisy is also survived by her granddaughter Michellene Linenberger and her husband Greg; great-grandchildren Lauren, Nicholas and Taryn; and brother Jack Castillo. A lifetime resident of the area, Daisy worked for 35 years as a hairdresser out of her home and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ruskin for over 70 years. Daisy loved to travel, take her boat out to fish, and visit with family and friends. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as a dear friend to so many. Family and friends will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr. in Sun City Center, Fla. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Ruskin, 820 College Ave. West in Ruskin. Burial will be at Fellowship Cemetery in Lithia. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ruskin in her memory. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die Daisy will be around for a long time. Ralph D. WatersRalph D Waters of Sudbury Mass. died Sunday, July 14,2013 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Mass. following a period of declining health. Ralph was 80 and had formerly lived in Limerick, Maine and Palmetto, Florida, where he owned Waters Garage Doors, before moving to Sudbury in 2002. He was the husband of the late Barbara A. Waters. He leaves eight children, 27 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. Ralph Waters is also survived by his beloved companion Elizabeth Racicot, her two children and their five children. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Grover Funeral Home, 1400 36th Ave. East in Ellenton, Fla. Entombment at Mansion Memorial will follow the servicel. For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit http:// www.duckett-waterman.com/. Matthew MaschekA Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 Ruskin United Methodist Church Rev. David B. Looney presiding You will always be in our hearts. Your loving family and friends.Patrick B. Finnerty VBS at South Bay ChurchRound up the kids for Vacation Bible School at South Bay Church in Riverview. The SonWest Roundup will be held Aug. 5 9, finishing with a hoe-down and family fun night on Friday. VBS is open to children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall through the 5th grade. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Register in the church lobby or in the childrens area. Students will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, theyll discover Jesus provides what they need in every challenge of life. For more information call the church at 813-677-0721 or visit www.southbay.cc. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Sound the Shofar meets Aug. 18Sound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m on Aug. 18 in the SouthShore Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will be speaking on The Prophetic Nature of the Fall Feasts of the Lord. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a time of Praise and Worship with Hebraic dancing.

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JULY 25, 2013 21 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 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 Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church ......................................... .............................. ................................. ........................................... ........................... ........................ New Beginnings Fellowship sends 18 to Youth CampEarly Monday morning July 15 a caravan of cars headed out from New Beginnings Fellowship church. There were 18 youth headed for a week of fun and fellowship at Youth Camp in Brooksville, Fla. The young people want to thank everyone in the community who had their car washed, bought a candy bar, purchased a spaghetti dinner or gave a cash donation to make this week possible for them. A week at Youth Camp can be a life-changing experience for any young person. Community Church College to hold kick-off September 10The Community Church College is having a gala kick-off for the fall semester from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at United Community Church, located at 1501 LaJolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. There will also be a guest speaker. The purpose of kick-off is to bring awareness of the college and the broad curriculum of classes that will be offered. The College will be offering 44 different classes, some of which are new to the program: Ancient Roman History, Android Tablets and Smartphones, Civics in America, Interactive Cooking, American Jazz History and Zentangle. In addition to the classes, there will also be five bus trips planned to various places of interest. All classes are non-credit, and no previous education is required. Regular classes begin on Monday, Oct. 21 and run for five weeks through Thursday, Nov. 21. Open Registration Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Great Hall of United Community Church. Early registration for the unlimited classes may be done by computer. More information will be available at the College website at www.4lifelearning.org in September. Late registration will be at the church through Thursday, Oct. 24. All classes, excluding the trips, will cost $25. Classes may be audited for $6 per session. On July 7 The Rev. Doctor Warren Langer celebrated a decade of serving the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center as Sr. Pastor. He currently has the longest pastorate in the history of the church. A Childrens ministry, Youth ministry, Christian Book store, Counseling Center, Singles Ministry, Emergency Response Ministry, and Hispanic Ministry are just a few of the ministries begun by the church over the last ten years. During the same period the church greatly expanded its outreach into the community. The church has developed partnerships with the four elementary schools in South Hillsborough County, joined both Chambers of Commerce, and expanded its assistance to other nonprofit groups in South Hillsborough County. Under Rev. Langers tenure, South Shore United Methodist Church in the Summerfield area was founded and regularly welcomes over 400 in worship. Over the last 10 years the church has greatly expanded its mission work, sending mission teams to Jamaica, Uganda (twice) and four states in the Southeast. The church is currently preparing mission groups to go to Cuba and Peru. Rev. Doctor Warren Langer celebrates a decade at United Methodist of SCCRev. Langer has accomplished much during his tenure here by empowering staff, congregation members and volunteers, and has been receiving an increasing number of opportunities to speak about the empowerment of retirees in ministry. The church, located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center, will be adding an additional Sunday morning service this fall to provide additional room since two of its three services last winter were at capacity. The church currently offers a Traditional Service at 8:15 a.m. and 10:55 a.m., a Contemporary Service at 9:15 a.m., and an Hispanic Service at 4 p.m.St. Andrew Presbyterian offers Sunday SchoolThe Christian Education Committee of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is offering two new Sunday classes between the 9 a.m. traditional service and the 11 a.m. contemporary service. The first class, entitled New Beginnings, is a video exploration of forgiveness; it continues next Sunday, July 28, in Room 4 from 10:20 to 10:45 a.m. The second class, entitled In the Faith, will be an exploration of inspirational quotes and Psalms that reflect Christian faith, and will be offered on consecutive Sundays, Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25, in Room 4 from 10:20 to 10:45 a.m. Visitors are invited to join these classes, along with members of St. Andrew. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. Christian Womens Connection luncheon is Aug. 8Christian Womens Connection will present the August Luncheon and Program on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Carolyn McCort will share About finding a missing piece/peace. The program will feature Eye Associates Dr. Edwin Detweiler III,OD, who will speak on eye care. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program at 11:30 a.m. The menu is Asian chicken salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken may be ordered when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, reservations required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or email aunt. butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, Aug. 5.Pictured from bottom left to top right: Jennah Santos, Johnny Potter, Trey Carswell, Audrianna Potter, Lexxus Thomas, Maddy Sullivan, Savannah Santos, Dylan Carswell, Colin Potter, Pastor Lewis Brady, Sara Peel, Ashley Hicks, Aaron Bostick, Chris Giddens, Brandon Brady, Robyn Santos, Tyler Santos, Lexi Carswell and Russell Miller.

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Owner will nance with good down payment! $29,500 QUIET & PEACEFUL 1.92 CLEARED ACRE across the street from Little Manatee River, boat ramp and park at end of street. All-new utilities including well, septic and electric pole. Lot has a few shady oaks. $84,500 20 ACRES FARMLAND: Leveled, cleared, with electric pole, a well and large retention pond designed and permitted by SWFMD. Ready for your farming needs or for your home and horses. Agricultural zoning allows 1 dwelling per 5 acres. $239,000CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 ondosForae2br/2ba condo, all appliances included. HOA $85 monthly. Large screened lanai, popular section of town. 55+ community. $69,900. Call 813-918-1826 The bargain hunters dream E-MAILBeverly@observernews.net Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 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 HIGHGATE, 2BR/2BA, pet-friendly, move-in ready ...................................................................... $49,500 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 2BR/2BA with 2-car garage on GC in KP, FURN .................................................................... $1200 /month Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com RUSKIN RENTAL Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage home built in 2008, available early August. $1195 per month, 1 year lease. Call for additional details. RUSKIN WATERFRONT! Lovely custom 3/2/2 home with covered boat lift on a canal leading directly to Tampa Bay and the Gulf! Screened lanai and beautiful landscaping grace this well-taken-care-of home with water views from almost every room! $283,000 Annes Estate Sales 1308 Crystal Greens Dr. SCC (off Platinum Dr.)Friday & Saturday 7 am noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Queen bdrm suite, sofa w/ incliners, leather recliner, Vanguard sofa, breakfront, Queen futon, dresser w/mirror, Queen bed, armoire, cedar chest, computer desk w/chair, grandfather clock, etagere, glasstopped coffee & stack tables; Collectables: antique console radio, Lladros, antique dishes; Misc: TVs, extension & step ladders, tools, household & kitchen.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com East Coast Brokers & Packers, Inc. Chapter 11BANKRUPTCY AUCTIONLakeland, Plant City and Mulberry, Florida AUCTION DATE:Friday, Aug. 163 p.m. EDTAUCTION SITE:The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL 33815 In 800.607.6888

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JULY 25, 2013 PROF. SERVICES650 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 MurrayWiseAssociates.com800.607.6888 East Coast Brokers & Packers, Inc. Chapter 11BANKRUPTCY AUCTION AUCTION DATE:Thurs., Aug. 1510 a.m.AUCTION SITE:The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL 33815OPEN HOUSE: honots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 ousesorrentFor rent. 2br/1ba house in Balm. Unfurnished, large yard, no pets, no smoking. $650 monthly plus deposit. 813-671-2367, leave message. 2br/2ba/ 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets 813-634-9695 Thinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 tsorent2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 Apollo Beach, large 1br/1ba, newly room, carport. $600 monthly. 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This 4-years-new house is immaculate and spacious, and very conveniently located close to everything. 3BR/2BA, split plan, high ceilings, modern kitchen opening to family room, nice dining-living room, inside utility room, $142,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CHARMING OLDER WATERFRONT HOME! 2BR/2BA screened pool, enclosed Florida room, fenced yard, boat yard, boat ramp, dock & davits, 100 canal front REDUCED TO $139,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 YOULL WANT TO BE HOME IN TIME FOR SUNSET, and to enjoy early (or late) morning coffee on the balcony watching dolphin frolicking, and to see afternoon sailboats and ships in the bay. You may, however, want to venture down to pool or restaurant or out for shopping. All possible with this outstanding bay front 2BR 2BA condo end unit. Price hard to resist, too, at just $190,000 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 NEW LISTING IN SUN CITY CENTER!! Your dream home ready to move into. Nothing to do but enjoy. 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JULY 25, 2013 27 AUDIBEL American Owned. American Operated. HEARING LOSS The Hidden Dangers To The Brain When Hearing Loss Is Left Untreated DO YOU KNOW WHERE HEARING AIDS COME FROM? DANISH OWNED BELTONE, OTICON, RESOUND, WIDEX, BERNAFON GERMAN OWNED SIEMENS, REXTON, A & M ITALIAN OWNED AMPLIFON, MIRACLE EAR SWISS OWNED PHONAK, UNITRON 1-888-532-HEAR (4327) 20 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.oridahearing.com AMP Personal Audio Amplifier $ 749The consequences of an untreated hearing loss are real. Since we collect sound with our ears and process the sound in our brain, over time and without hearing assistance, we can lose the ability to understand the spoken word. This documented process is called auditory deprivation. According to Teri James Bellis, PhD, in her landmark book on Auditory Processing Disorder, When the Brain Cant Hear, As sound travels through an imperfect auditory pathway, words spoken to the aficted listener may become jumbled, distorting original meaning and rendering the words unintelligible. When you think about a conversation with all the sounds, the inections and tempo changes, it makes communication extremely complicated. When a hearing loss has been present and untreated, the ability to follow the conversation can become extremely difcult. Without receiving the appropriate stimuli, the brain stops processing sounds like background noise and can no longer lter speech clearly. You may answer a question incorrectly, withdraw, smile and pretend you understood the conversation. This can be particularly troublesome when you are visiting the doctor, and important information is being relayed. In some cases, people have been misdiagnosed with Alzheimers disease because they were unable to follow the conversation. According to world renowned otolaryngologist, Dr. John Shea Jr., of the famed Shea Ear Clinic, If a person is hard of hearing and they dont get amplication, they are not hearing and they lose the ability to understand. Once familiar sounds, like the hum of a refrigerator, slowly fade and become unrecognizable noise competing with spoken words. Better Hearing for GUARANTEED FREEHEARING TEST Take The First Step FREEHEARING AID REPAIRS All Makes. All Models.Bring in your damaged hearing aid. we will, at no charge! Audibel A2 hearing aids are designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again. With their advanced features theyre engineered to: comfortably, customized for your ears Invisible Comfortable Affordable We sell more hearing aid batteries to patients,no matter the hearing aid is or where they got it. 5 YE RWARRANTYDr. Shea went on to say, When presented with amplication, or hearing aids, speech understanding becomes clearer. However, it is a continual process of improvement. Stimulating the brain with sound may help to overcome the auditory deprivation process, and getting help early is critical to a long term success. Now, the goal is to do everything we can to maintain the speech recognition you have. You need to wear the best hearing aids you can afford, full time in both ears to hear correctly. Hearing aids solve the problems people have with communication, and they help to preserve and protect the brains ability to recognize speech. Hearing loss ranks number three behind hypertension and arthritis. Often called the invisible disability, hearing loss happens slowly over time and may go unnoticed for years. According to an article in Post Graduate Medicine, signicant physical and psychological repercussions. Although there is no cure for certain forms of hearing loss, many patients can be helped, especially when the problem is recognized early. Wearing amplication (hearing aids) has been proven to help preserve the remaining hearing and speech clarity. If you think you may have hearing loss, the most important rst step is to have your hearing tested. Your results will identify which frequencies or pitches you do or do not hear and, if you do have a hearing loss, getting help has never been easier and with todays advanced technology you will get clear, crisp, more natural sound.

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