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www.ObserverNews.netAugust 8, 2013 Volume 57 Number 29THE OBSERVER NEWSPAGE 14: Wild Things roamed the childrens musem last weekend generating squeals and hugs. PAGE 9: Mitch Traphagens Observations encourages compassion. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 20-23PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com Help us bring back America Were proud to be SCCs #1 Flooring Source for Tile, Hardwood, Laminate, Carpet Going strong for America! John Lawson, owner of Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin, bears a passing resemblence to Santa Claus. This month, both he and his wife Terrie are playing the part, offering 50 percent discounts on purchases of their fresh and healthy produce, primarily for those in need of assistance. A big man on a small farm lends a helping hand By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netJohn Lawson is never far from a hearty laugh. I tell people that Im a big man on a small farm, he said, noting his large frame. Were not a big corporation, were just John and Terrie Lawson of Hydro Harvest Farms. A big man with a big laugh and also a big heart. For the month of August, Hydro Harvest Farms, located at 1101 East Shell Point Road in Ruskin, is offering a 50 percent discount on purchases for people in need of government food assistance, using EBT cards. The money to undertake the project is coming out of the Lawsons pockets. Traditionally, people that are on assistance dont always eat very well, Lawson said. They buy a lot of prepackaged convenience foods, things that we all enjoy but arent always the best for you. Wed like to teach people to eat a little bit better. Also, a lot of people on assistance dont realize that most farm stands now take EBT. Weve taken EBT for over a year now and it amazes me how little people use it. The number of people on government assistance for food has skyrocketed since the Great Recession began in 2007, as has the number of people, including children, who are considered food insecure meaning that there may not always be enough food to go around. Hopefully this will help the parents to afford to buy healthy food, Lawson said of the discount he is offering. A lot of people dont realize the magnitude of the problem and if there is anything we can do to shine a light on it, we need to do that. There is a vast amount of the population that is on assistance. The beginning of the school year this month can make things even tighter for area parents. Everyone is spending money on school supplies and I know that things can get a little tight in August, he said. A lot of the children that are on assistance for some the only meals they get are the breakfasts and lunches they are served in school. When they are out of school, its a toss up. For many people, even those of greater financial means, there is the belief that healthy foods are more expensive than pre-packaged products and even some fast food.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOContinued on page 12u Continued on page 2u Angling for sponsors, participants, and fish!BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netStephen Hoffmans experiences with cutting-edge medical technology that helped a family member many years ago has kept him ready to help research in any way he can. Although he did not want details of that to be part of a news story, he described doctors and other medical personnel who went out of their way to find a new way to fix a condition that previously had been inoperable. That sold him on helping cutting-edge technology and the people who support it, as well as patients and doctors and hospital staffs. Steven and his son Tiger, who founded the South Shore Anglers club, are now angling for sponsors and participants for this years tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. South Shore Anglers is a civic organization that likes to fish. It holds meetings at Little Harbor Resorts Sunset Grill on the first Thursday every month at 7 p.m. We got the idea for the club in 2007 and founded it in September 2008 after talking with Michael Anderson and Billy Nobles, the senior Hoffman said. They have the Reel Animals Fishing Show on television and radio. Readers who wish to find out about Anderson and Nobles show may visit http://reelanimalsfishingshow.com. Since then, the anglers club has done some reel community service. The South Shore Anglers won South Countys coveted E.G. Simmons Award for community service in January, 2012. Winners of various divisions in the South Shore Anglers tournament in March that benefited the Memory Mobile of the Alzheimers Association.Continued on page 3u County to expand fire-rescue stations; and build some newBY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netFires and medical emergencies are serious business and Hillsborough County is planning some major advances in several areas of South County. New facilities will be built in a similar manner to the station recently built on College Avenue (State Road 674) in Ruskin, although all will be slightly different depending on the needs of the community. Were seeking to relocate stations in Apollo Beach and Wimauma and expand Riverviews Station 16 and the Sundance station, said David Travis, speaking for Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue. The Capital Project money to buy land and build a station in Wimauma has already been budgeted for but the department says since negotiations are in progress with a landowner, it is not advisable to announce the amount they have to spend. Whatever doesnt go into the acquisition of the land will be put towards the building, said Fire Facilities Manager Tim Donahue. A 9,000-square-foot building is planned for approximately 5 acres on or near the intersection of County Road 579 and State Road 674, which is just east of the railroad and easily accessible to many areas. The problems we have now are that Wimaumas Station 22 is old and in need of many upgrades, Donahue said. It doesnt make sense to do that because the current station is off the main road and has speed bumps and other things that can impede its reaction speed. The current station is located at 1120 Seventh Street. We arent certain yet if well need to drill a well and install a septic tank or if well have access to one (already in operation) with the acquisition, Donahue continued. County water and sewer do not reach to C.R. 579 and Public Utilities is not in a position to extend them at this time, he continued.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 3 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 Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to 3-Legged Poodle)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*Annette MariaNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping In October, the club will hold the 2013 Robbie Armstrong Redfish Tournament to buy iPads for 1Voice Foundations Pediatric Cancer School on the University of South Floridas Tampa campus. People dont realize that when kids are taking treatments, they get behind in school because they cant always get their work, the elder Hoffman said. Every penny of our money goes to charity. And this is a really good one. The group tries to hold four tournaments a year. With an entry fee of only $25, members hope anyone who wants to enter can afford to. Our biggest prize for this tournament will be a golf cart The recent South Shore Anglers 2013 American red snapper offshore trip was a thrill for many, helped by the Hubbards Marina crew. Both red snapper and grouper were caught. Angling for sponsors, participants and fish!u donated by Rons Golf Carts in Davenport. Its valued at $10,000, he added. There will be first, second and third place prizes for adults and children and winners will be judged by the Coastal Conservation Association. T.A. Mahoney Marine Supplies in Tampa has also volunteered to be a sponsor. But the group is looking for more. Its really funny how we got the idea for all this and how it started, Hoffman said. The father and son were fans of Anderson and Nobles television show because they liked to fish. One day we saw them; they had the boat behind the truck. Tiger went over and asked for their autograph, and we all met, he said. They gave us hats and shirts and almost immediately we started to brainstorm with them. In 2007, the Hoffmans went to a seminar for sponsors of the Reel Animals fishing team for the television and radio shows and people there suggested they start a fishing club. Right away I knew most of it was going to fall on me because I was retired, the elder Hoffman said. But its always for a good cause, and I was glad to become a part of it. The Captains meeting for the October tournament will be held at the Sunset Grill, Little Harbor Marina, 611 Destiny Dr. in Ruskin (north off Shell Point Road) at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4; weigh in for participants will be at the Little Harbor Marina at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 after a full day of fishing. Further instructions will be given prior to the event. To find out more about the South Shore Anglers, or to register as a sponsor or to fish in the upcoming tournament, inquire at southshoreanglers@yahoo.com. Moriam Ayo-Amu, M.D., board certified in Family Medicine, has joined HealthPoint Medical Group and will practice at its new location at 10141 Big Bend Road, Suite 101, in Riverview. Dr. Ayo-Amu received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and a Masters degree in Biomedical Science from Barry University in Miami Shores. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and served a Family Medicine Residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Ayo-Amu has worked in hospitals and medical centers in central and southern Florida, and volunteered at a free clinic in St. Petersburg for the past three years. Dr. Ayo-Amus clinical interests include womens health, Diabetes, and Hypertension. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Association. Dr. Ayo-Amu is fluent in Yoruba, a West African dialect. Family physician joins HealthPoint Medical GroupNEED TO ADVERTISE? Call.... NAN KIRK 813-925-6106 nan@observernews.net VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113 vilma@observernews.net

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Exp. 8/31/13 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLIC KITCHEN HOURS NOW OPEN Mondays 11-6 p.m. Tues. -Wed. 11-8 pm Thurs. -Sat 11-9 pm Sun. Brunch Buffet 8-2; Lunch 11-6 NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com 813-641-1600 Temporarily Closed for Remodeling813.645.2000 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady .............. Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen ..................... Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons ........... Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister ... Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers What are you willing to spend to get what you want? James Allen in his great little book, As A Man Thinketh wrote the following: Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they there fore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is as true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose sole objective is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great sacrifices before he can accomplish his objective; and how much more so he who would real ize a strong and well-poised life. While sitting in a restaurant, I became aware of a conversation between two men in the booth behind me. I will call them John and Sam. Sam said, All the really good jobs in the company are going to the people who understand comput ers. To which John replied, Yes, I know. I asked my supervisor to send me to a computer school just the other day and, would you believe it, he said that I should get the training on my own if I wanted a better job. There is no way that I am going to spend my evenings taking training. If they want me trained, they can pay for it and pay By William Hodges me while I do it. To that Sam replied, You know, youre right. If the company wants trained people, they should pay for it. Maybe we can file a grievance. Now let me draw a very clear distinction between what the company wants and what John and Sam want. If the company wants to upgrade its labor force or promote harmony in the workforce, then they have a vested interest in training that labor force to do specific tasks or react in specific behavioral patterns. However, if it is not at the companys request, and John and Sam want a better job, it is their responsibility to get the additional training, even though that training may require sacrifices of both money and time. Neither of them saw this; each was chained to his belief that his advancement should be free and painless. I suspect that conversations like this go on all over the country every day. It is always comforting to blame someone or something else for our lack of success. But it is the wise person who looks around and determines not what others have done to stand in my way, but rather what I can do to make way. If you wish to improve your cir cumstances, what are you willing to sacrifice? How much are you willing to spend to get where you want to be? I think its important to clarify that when I speak of spending, I am not only talking about dollars and cents but rather the minutes, hours, days and years of your life. Time is as much a real investment as the funds you are spending. When we think of the minutes, hours, days and years of your life as currency, then our purchases can take on different dimensions. Is that new car really worth a year of your life? Take time to see how you are using your time and what you are purchasing with it. Olympia Brown, the first woman to be ordained in this country, said, He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors. Just make sure your sacrifices count for somethingHodges 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: What are you willing to spend?USF seeks nominations for Community Leadership AwardThe University of South Florida Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) organization is now accepting nominations for the 2013 WLP Community Leader ship Award. This award is to honor a visionary leader and philanthropist doing extraordinary things to make Tampa Bay a better place for women to live and to work. Kathleeen Moore, associate vice president for system initiatives at USF and chair for the WLP program, said the award is designed to both reward ongoing achieve ment and to create the incentive for greater success in the future. The Community Leadership Award advances the mission of USF WLP by recognizing women in the Tampa Bay region who exemplify the qualities of leadership and philanthropy that the organiza tion values and seeks to promote, said Moore. Nomination forms must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. To nominate a candidate online, go to http://usfweb3.usf.edu/ua-wlp/ leadershipaward.aspx. For more information, contact the USF WLP office at 813-9744070. Self-nominations are not permitted. The nominees and recipient will be recognized at WLPs Annual Symposium on Oct. 24, 2013. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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AUGUST 8, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 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. Motion Commotion Friday, Aug. 9 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Ice Cream Social Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 ~ As summer winds down, join us for a cool and refreshing treat. Share in stories, crafts, and games all about ice cream! Everyone will also get to create their very own ice cream sundae. Registration is required at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with adult, will join our art instructor and create an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Aug. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and create an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Baby Time Monday, Aug. 12 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 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, Aug. 13 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 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. Crafternoon Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Block Party! Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Kids use Lego building blocks to have a fun, interactive and creative afternoon. The library provides the Legos; kids provide the imagination! Registration is required at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Apollo Beach 8-year-old takes first placeEthan Mojena has been training in Jiu-Jitsu for three years. In his first tournament as an expert, he competed at 59 pounds. The eight-year-old, who is a straight-A student at Apollo Beach Elementary School, trains at South Shore MMA in Ruskin. He just started competing this year and has already won three tournaments: NAGA Florida, Art of Grappling at the Tampa Hilton, and now the U.S. Open, held at Disneys Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on July 6. Ethan plans to be a wrestler in high school and college, and wants to be on the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team so he can win the gold for the U.S. For those who want more information, Ethans fights may be found on YouTube.com; just type in his name, Ethan Mojena.SouthShore Chamber holds 17th Golf Classic on SaturdaySaturday, Aug. 10 is the SouthShore Chamber of Commerces 17th Annual Golf Classic, held at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m., with a shotgun start promptly at 8 a.m. The Classic finishes with lunch, awards and door prizes. The $85 reservation fee includes cart and green fees, hamburger & hot dog lunch buffet, snacks on the course, all-you-can-drink soft drinks, beer and water on the course, and two door prize tickets. For $20 more, Super Tickets entitle golers to a total of two Mulligans, three door prize tickets, and one putt for the putting contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place, longest drive, and closest to the pin. The 1st place prize for the putting contest is a new putter. To sign up a team ahead of time, call the Chamber at 813-645-3808 or 813-645-1366.Seniors can audit classes for free at HCCSouthShoreSeniors who want to audit HCC courses should go to Room 202 at the HCC SouthShore Campus, 551 24th St, NE in Ruskin on Monday, Aug. 19 or Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Two forms of ID and Florida residency (one year or more), such as a Florida drivers license, Florida voters registration, car registration or home purchase papers are required. Students who are 60 years of age or older and have resided in the state of Florida for 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of class (Aug. 19, 2013) are eligible for the fee waiver program to audit without paying registration, application, or related fees. For details on available course, go http://hccfl.edu/searchsections/index.asp. On the left side select Search Sections; be sure that you type in for Term: 13/FA). Under Location, select SouthShore Campus from dropdown menu, and then click search to find a class that has space availability. So youre a woman and you want to see the world on your terms. Join the crowd! More and more women are traveling alone or with girlfriends; an estimated 32 million in the past year, according to the Travel Industry Association. Its the new trend in travel and, really, its a no-brainer, says Ruth Yunker, an intrepid solo traveler and author of Paris, Ive Grown Accustomed to Your Ways, a humorous recounting of her extended stay in Paris as part-time resident, part-time tourist. Women hold the purse strings, so to speak, and we dont necessarily want to see and experience our travel destinations in the same ways men do. The numbers tell the story: 35 and older a growing demographic, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. lege degree have increased 31 percent since 1979 while mens grew just 16 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ried women made more than their husbands, up from 17.8 percent in 1987. If youre a woman who has dreamed of taking off on a safari, jaunting across Europe or sampling fried seahorses in Beijing, Yunker offers valuable advice: 1. So you want to travel. You are dying to travel. You have a list of 10 favorite places youre going to get to one day. Buy the airline ticket six months in advance. A non-refundable ticket. Dont fret. Dont get stopped by all the details. Just do it. There. Youve taken the first step. You can, and will, worry about all the other details later. But with this ticket, you are now on your way. 2. Bring a few creature comforts from home. Yunker brings her own pillowcase for the airline pillows, at-home comfy wear instead of new nightgowns for the hotel or apartment, and a clipboard for working crossword puzzles. 3. Pack only clothes you currently actually wear. Do not buy a ton of new clothes for the trip. The old clothes fit you now. You know without thinking how to look pulled together. The new clothes are uncomfortable. They dont More women are flying solo to see the world 5 tips for getting off your settee & joining themgo with anything yet. And they scream brand-new traveler! 4. Bring some currency from your destination country with you. Do it. Everyone will tell you otherwise. Theyll say its so much cheaper to change your money once you get there. Maybe. But in the mayhem of the airport, suitcases going in every direction, do you really want to be finding the currency exchange? Just getting to the hotel/apartment will be job enough. So do arrive with Euros or whatever currency you need. It doesnt have to be a huge sum, just enough to ease your arrival. 5. Once at the hotel, unpack your toilet articles and arrange them in the bathroom in the same order you do at home. It makes things so much easier. Its so nice to be able to leave the hotel/apartment without having had a meltdown looking for misplaced mascara. CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. 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Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsManaging Media Thursday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20. Flower Arrangement Workshop Thursday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements. State accredited instructor Joan Lawhead will lecture on the basic elements of flower arranging. Participants will be given the opportunity to create their own floral arrangement to take home. Seating Limit: 20. Flowers and containers will be provided. Participants should bring scissors and garden clippers, if possible. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the librarys large projector screens. Adult Writing Group Monday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Windows 7: Introduction & Introduction to Computers Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Limit: 20. eBooks for PC, MAC, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Aug. 14 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! Email: Messages & Attachments Thursday, Aug. 15 at 12:30 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20. Book Discussion: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Thursday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during Chinas infamous Cultural Revolution. There, the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined. 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. Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the shingles vaccine? I just turned 65 and have been thinking about get ting vaccinated, but would like to know how effective it is and how its covered by Medicare. Afraid of Needles Dear Afraid, Older adults who get the shingles vaccine can actual ly cut their risk of getting the painful condition in half, and those that do happen to get it are likely to have a milder case if theyve been inoculated. Heres what else you should know about the shingles vaccine, along with how its covered by Medicare. Shingles Overview Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a burning, blistering, often excruciating skin rash that affects about 1 million Americans each year. The same virus that causes chickenpox causes it. What happens is the chickenpox virus that most people get as kids never leaves the body. It hides in the nerve cells near the spinal cord and, for some people, emerges lat er in the form of shingles. In the U.S., one out of every three people will develop shingles during their lifetime. While anyone whos had chickenpox can get shingles, it most commonly occurs in people over age 60, along with people who have weakened immune systems. But you cant catch shingles from someone else. Early signs of the disease include pain, itching or tingling before a blistering rash appears several days later, and can last up to four weeks. The rash typically occurs on one side of the body, often as a band of blisters that extends from the middle of your back around to the breastbone. It can also appear above an eye or on the side of the face or neck. In addition to the rash, more than one-third of people who get shingles go on to develop severe nerve pain that can last for months or even years. Vaccination Coverage The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 60 and older should get a one-time shingles vaccina tion called Zostavax. Even if youve already had shingles, you still need the vaccination because reoccurring cases are possible. See zostavax.com or call 877-9744645 for more information or to locate a vaccine provider in your area. The vaccine is also very safe. For most people the worst side effect is mild redness or arm soreness. You also need to know that Medicare covers the shingles vaccine as one of its preventive benefits. But, unlike some other vaccines that are paid through Part B, the shingles vaccination is covered by Part D. If you have a Part D prescription drug plan, it will pay for the vaccine itself and for your doctor or other health care provider to give you the shot. You are only responsible for paying the plans approved copay at the time you get vaccinated, which usually runs around $60 to $80. But you need to make sure you follow your plans rules in order to keep your out-of-pocket costs down. If youre vaccinated at a drugstore, check to make certain its in your Part D plan pharmacy network. Otherwise, the shot will cost you more than your usual copay. If youre inoculated in a doctors office, check to make sure the office can bill your plan or at least can work through a drugstore in your plans network. Otherwise, youll have to pay the entire bill upfront and then claim reimburse ment from your plan. Just to be safe, call your Part D drug plan ahead of time and ask which pharmacies and doctors in your area you can use to receive the shingles vaccine at the plans regular copay. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Medicare Covered Shingles Vaccine Protects SeniorsTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller

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8 OBSERVER NEWS AUGUST 8, 2013 COLORING PICTUREA: A baseball team!Q: What has 18 legs and catches flies? Q: What kind of cats like to go bowling?A: Alley cats. Some athletes are so great their jersey numbers are retired some time after they leave the sport. Lou Gehrig was the first baseball player whose jersey number was retired in 1940. The year before, Gehrig announced he was leaving the sport because he was very ill. Lou Gehrig was one of baseballs best, and to show him how much he meant to them, over 60,000 fans attended Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day on July 4, 1939. Gehrig received a lot of praise and gifts that day, including a trophy from his teammates, which now sits in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Lou Gehrig was grateful for all of the support, and after everyone had spoken and all of the gifts had been handed out, he gave a speech. In it, he thanked everyone and called himself, the luckiest man on the face of the earth. List 10 words that rhyme with slam.1. ___________ 2. _____________ 3. ____________ 4. ___________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________ 7. __________ 8. ____________ 9. ___________ 10. ___________What Rhymes withSome answers: bam, cam, cram, dam, glam, ham, jam, lamb, sham, wham 1) L E __ __ O N J __ M __ S2) D __ V __ D B E __ __ H A M3) N __ S T __ A L I U __ I N4) E __ I M A __ __ I N G5) A __ __ E R T P U __ O L S6) S __ D N __ Y C R __ S B __7) S __ R __ N A W I __ __ I A M S Name That AthleteThere are hundreds of professional athletes. Some stand out above the rest. Fill in the blanks to name some standout athletes.Answers: 1) LeBron James, 2) David Beckham, 3) Nastia Liukin, 4) Eli Manning, 5) Albert Pujols, 6) Sidney Crosby, 7) Serena Williams 1) Baseballs are larger than softballs. Fact or Fiction? 2) Soccer balls usually have black hexagons and white pentagons. Fact or Fiction? 3) Golf balls have dimples. Fact or Fiction? 4) Tennis balls come in different colors, most often bright yellow. Fact or Fiction? 5) Footballs are covered in felt. Fact or Fiction? 6) Ping pong balls are heavy. Fact or Fiction? 7) Bowling balls are light. Fact or Fiction? 8) Basketballs are usually orange with black lines. Fact or Fiction? 9) Volleyballs are rainbow colored. Fact or Fiction? 10) Billiard balls, or pool balls, are soft. Fact or Fiction?Fact or Fiction?SPORT S BALL CHALLENGEMany sports need some type of ball. Here are some questions about some sports balls. How many can you answer correctly? Answers: 1) Fiction, softballs are larger than baseballs, 2) Fiction, the hexagons are white and the pentagons are black, 3) Fact, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, tennis balls are covered in felt, 6) Fiction, ping pong balls are light, 7) Fiction, bowling balls are heavy, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, volleyballs are usually white or have two or three colors, 10) Fiction, billiard balls are hard Lucky Indeed Jokes & Riddles

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Doctor of Audiology ASHA Certied Board Certied (ABA) JEFF CLARK, AuD. Doctor of Audiology ASHA Certied Serving Sun City Center for 16 years CALL 813.558.1477 \025\021\026\022\001QQFS\001$SFFL\001%SJWF\001t\001VJUF\001\022\022\022 South Bay Medical Arts Center $ 500 Discount o MSRP for ANY pair of PHONAK daily wear hearing aids! Oer includes all sizes of hearing instruments. (Coupon must be presented prior to appointment) $250 per hearing aid discount. Oer expires 8/22/13 P hysician’s Choice t\001\FBSJOH\001&YBNT t\001JOOJUVT t\001FSUJHP t\001\FBSJOH\001"JET LQJOH\003LVLRQ\003ODVWLF\003/HQVHV\003 ZLWK\003HOHFW\003\ \007\032\034 \003 %LIRFDO\003*ODVVHV\003 \007\024\023\034 \003 J ul y & Aug us t On l y! \003 *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 R\020/LQH\003%LIRFDO\003*ODVVHV\003 \007\024\034\034 \003 Corporations may be loosely defined by law as people but they are, at best, soulless people. That’s not all bad, of course, and by law they are also required to maximize shareholder value. As such, their priorities aren’t on a family or a community or on friends but on money — as much money as “humanely” possible. Let’s be real about this — most actual people wouldn’t abandon (lay off) a child in order to maximize the family’s annual profit margin. I once worked as an executive with one of America’s largest retailers, the one that did not begin with a “W.” At that time, more than two decades ago, the company did actually project something of a soul, a projection that was from the people running and working in the company. They wanted to make lots of money, of course, but they also had a tangible drive to do good things. They weren’t even all that interested in publicizing the good things. Times, of course, change and it’s possible that company has changed somewhat as well. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. FYj\\000imXk`fej By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net Observations: Through the joys and tears of humanity, ride on Rumi MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTO We don’t know the pains and struggles of those we inhabit this planet with, but we can know one thing: Others are just like us, replete with joys and fears. We don’t have to do big things, sometimes all it takes is a small act of compassion. Our humanity is something that only we have. In the end, it does little good to put down corporations, as they are responsible for a lot of the paychecks that put food on the table. But if they are indeed people in the eyes of the law, it probably could also be recognized that they are incredibly greedy people. Just like everyone else, right? No, I don’t think so. I’m one of the naive that believes there truly is something called altruism and that more people than not possess it. I think most people are generally decent and caring, that they are just like you and me, just trying to get by in life, making things as good as possible without consciously making things worse. Yet there are plenty of people out there, some of them supposed experts, that say altruism doesn’t exist. They believe that people are just like corporations in that, when it comes right down to it, they won’t do anything with absolutely nothing to gain from it. How sad life must be for those people. The human behind one of Facebook’s most popular pages, Humans of New York, is named Brandon Stanton. A few years ago he set out on a mission to photograph people in New York, to document ordinary lives in all of the extraordinary beauty that lies in that sheer ordinaryness. Stanton has been incredibly successful and, with more than a million followers, has three times the number of “likes” as famed photographer Annie Leibowitz. Although he is clearly making a living at it, he doesn’t appear to be making much of an effort to convert his following into cash. He spurns corporate endorsements and several months ago when retailer DKNY used a number of his photographs without permission or compensation, he had a sure-fire lawsuit that could have approached the six figures for him. Instead, he urged the company to make a settlement by donating a large sum of money to a Brooklyn YMCA summer camp, and then asked his followers to show the company how it is done. In the end, he raised more than $100,000 for the camp and just last week, a large number of underprivileged kids were able to take advantage of his generosity, enjoying a summer camp they would never otherwise have been able to afford. \012œˆ'i`œ>}i£ X

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10 AUGUST 8, 2013 Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858We Accept Most Insurances Satya Gullapalli, M.D. Cecil Sue-Wah-Sing, M.D. Jocelyn Bueno, M.D. PRIME CARE OF TAMPA BAYWhere You ALWAYS See a DoctorCaring for you at our Sun City Center location since 2005 We care for you in our ofces, hospitals & nursing facilitiesACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Mon.-Fri. 8-5:00 Sat. 8-2 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps Add a new spark to your backyard with a Century Fire Pit Check out our selection of tools & supplies deck at a fraction of the price of Bulk Mulch & JUST ARRIVED! HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. 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 In an article in this months American Photo magazine, Stanton said that he is already doing just what he wants to do, so it wouldnt much matter if he had more money. Last week, he met a young boy named Rumi and his mother. Rumi has loved horses for all of his six years of life and had recently heard that a horse could be purchased for $1,000. So, with his beautifully supportive mother sitting nearby, he unfolded a sheet in New Yorks Washington Square Park and offered some of his horse toys and cowboy gear for sale in the hopes of raising the needed funds. After a full day, he had earned one dollar. According to Stanton, he was a little downtrodden but was not discouraged from working to achieve his dream. The little boy apparently stuck in Stantons mind because that night Stanton went home and began making some calls. He first determined that while a horse could be had for $1,000, it would be nearly impossible for a family of modest means living in a small apartment to actually afford to keep it. So then Stanton called Rumis mother and proposed an idea. After talking, both the mother and Stanton had agreed that now would be a really good time for something good to happen to Rumi. Stanton posted his idea on his Humans of New York Facebook page a plan to raise $7,000 to send Rumi and his family on an all-expense paid trip to a dude ranch in Colorado. On the ranch, Rumi would even have his own horse for the entire week. Stanton posted a link to a fundraising website and kicked in $300 of his own money to get things started, asking if anyone else could afford to toss a few coins into the cowboy hat. The $7,000 was raised in just 15 minutes. Within an hour it was over $20,000. By the end of the day, it had topped out at more than $32,000. The Observationsu remaining funds will be donated to Equestria, a New Yorkbased organization dedicated to providing riding lessons to children with disabilities. This organization does tons of good, and holds a special place in the hearts of Rumi and his parents, Stanton said. Well over a thousand people donated money to make a dream come true for a six-year-old boy they dont know and would never even meet. I know that corporations do good things in the world, not the least of which is to provide a living for millions of people. But corporations cant shed tears of sheer happiness over a dream come true for a six-year-old boy. Only real people can do that. Only real people would. We dont know the suffering of others; we probably dont even know the struggles of our neighbors. Everywhere you look there are problems, sadness and misery. But alongside and beyond that there is beauty and compassion, the kind that helps to mitigate the fear and the tears. That is something only people possess. That is something that we can do for each other. We can look beyond ourselves and see others for what they are: people just like us. Ride on, Rumi. Your dreamcome-true has caused some tears to fall, but they are the good kind, the kind that pulls deep feelings and reminds us that we are all in this together. It reminds us of our humanity, something that only we as people can have. P.S.: Why no photo of Rumi and his mother? Because hes just a kid with a family trying to get by. Stanton asked his followers to at most just give them a smile and a nod if they recognize them in the city. You can meet him on the Humans of New York Facebook page. And speaking of Stanton, his Humans of New York book will be out this fall.USF student veteran finishes nearly 4,000 mile cross-country bicycle journeyFor the past two months shes traveled thousands of miles, from coast to coast, through about a dozen states, but Kiersten Downs hasnt driven a car or hopped on an airplane. The University of South Florida student and Iraq war veteran has experienced the entire journey by riding her bicycle. On Aug. 5, she crossed the finish line in Washington, DC, having raised more than $50,000 for Student Veterans of America. Downs is currently a PhD student in anthropology at USF. She started in San Francisco in early June, raising money and awareness for SVA, a national organization dedicated to providing veterans with the resources and support to make a successful transition from the military to campus life. Gnats be gone!A great way to repel gnats in the summer is the use of vanilla. Mix vanilla extract with a little water and dab it around your neck, eyes, etc. You will smell nice to people but bad to gnats.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 11 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.comACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Khushi Dhaliwal, MD Khushi Dhaliwal, MD Board Certified Board Certified Family Medicine Family Medicine OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Thursday May 30 Thursday May 30 10:00am 10:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm Refreshments Refreshments served served TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Adult Primary Care Adult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health) (Mens & Womens Health) Accepts Most Insurances & Medicare Accepts Most Insurances & Medicare Same Day Appointment Evening Hours Weekend Hours Same Day Appointment Evening Hours Weekend Hours Mon Mon Wed 8am Wed 8am 5pm, Thurs 8am 5pm, Thurs 8am 7pm, Fri 8am 7pm, Fri 8am 3pm, Sat 9am 3pm, Sat 9am 1pm 1pm Call Today! (813) 633 Call Today! (813) 633 2000 2000 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Board Certied A rough few weeks on Hillsborough County roadsBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netIt has been a rough few weeks on Hillsborough County highways. On Saturday, seven people were injured in an 11-vehicle pile up that included a semi-truck on I-75 near the Brandon exit. A week earlier, also on I-75, a motorist lost control of her vehicle near the Ruskin / Sun City Center exit and collided with three motorcycles, two riders of which sustained serious injuries. There were no injuries on Tuesday, July 30, but more than a few people in Apollo Beach, Mira Bay and Ruskin may have experienced a loss of electricity and internet service when a blown tire on a dump truck caused the truck to careen off the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 41, striking a TECO power pole before finally coming to a rest on its side well up a landscaped embankment near Mira Bay. The power lines landed on the highway, along with fiber optic lines providing internet service to Brighthouse customers. The driver of the truck, Mahadeo Roopnarine MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSA tow-truck driver begins the difficult process of removing a large dump truck from a landscaped embankment near Mira Bay on U.S. Highway 41 on July 30. The crash was caused by a blown tire and brought down power and fiber optic internet lines. Downed power and internet lines on the northbound side at U.S. 41 and 12th Street NE.from AR & Sons Trucking in Palmetto, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. He was not cited for the accident, which occurred at 4:13 p.m., and created a backup for homebound rush hour commuters. The Florida Highway Patrol estimated damage to the truck at $20,000, damage to the TECO power lines and pole at $30,000, damage to the landscaping at Mira Bay at $1,200 and damage to the Brighthouse Fiber Optic lines at $10,000. Har d Surfaces Stor ewide!

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12 AUGUST 8, 2013 People arent always tuned into buying the healthy food choices and they also perceive that buying healthy is more expensive, when in reality it can be the opposite, Lawson continued. Fast food has its place in the American diet. But you cant eat it everyday. Not even the companies would suggest people eat it every day. Over the past weekend, Hydro Harvest Farms was selling bananas for 25 cents a pound. Fresh lettuce was available simply by cutting it off a hydroponics tower. There were fresh tomatoes on a display and okra and eggplant were also growing outside. The closer you can get to buying your food from the food source, the more nutrients it has in it, Lawson said. If you come to Hydro Harvest Farms and say you want lettuce you wont see it in a cooler here. I tell people its right out there in that field, lets go cut some. And this lettuce, if you soak it in ice water when you get home, it will still be fresh over three weeks from now. A head of lettuce in a store might have been picked two weeks ago. Im not knocking grocery stores, we need grocery stores, but the closer you get to the food source, the better. Lawson said the discount would basically wipe out their profit for the month. But his communitybased outlook goes beyond profit. We are basically giving it all away for the month of August, he said. We cant afford to do it year around but we can afford to do it for a month. Over the course of the year, Hydro Harvest Farms also offers free community events. They even offer a free picnic area for people to use no purchase required. Were just starting our eighth year this season, Lawson said. We do a lot of events throughout the year. In October we have a huge pumpkin patch, with two truckloads of pumpkins. If parents want to come here to just take pictures, thats fine with us. You dont have to buy anything. We try to give each child a small pumpkin during the Boofest Halloween party. If you want a bigger pumpkin, you can buy one but you dont have to. Lawson also bears a more than passing resemblance to a wellknown seasonal figure. If you take a look at me, you can guess that in December Santa Claus comes around several times. My wife says that Santa is really here every day if you look. People can come here to take pictures with Santa, it doesnt cost anything, and you dont have to buy anything. John and Terrie Lawson are playing Santa in August, with the gift of healthy food, particularly for those in need. And for their customers who do not have an EBT/SNAP account, the couple is providing a 50 percent off coupon good for the month of August to anyone who has signed up for their newsletter via their website at www.hydroharvestfarms.com. The EBT discount, the reasons for it are obvious, Lawson said. But for our regular customers that subscribe to our newsletter about 8,200 people at the bottom of that weekly email, there is a coupon included. If they are not on EBT and they print the coupon, they can get the discount, too. Inside the Hydro Harvest Farms stand on Shell Point Road are a variety of fruits and vegetables and a number of goods made on site, including their amazing strawberry and jalapeo jam.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOHydro Harvestu u

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AUGUST 8, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) AUGUST UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Thu 08: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 09: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 12: CHA CHA DANCING NO CLASSES SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES DURING AUGUST UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Tue 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 14: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 15: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 16: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 19: CHA CHA DANCING NO CLASSES SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES DURING AUGUST UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Tue 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 21: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) CREDIT BUILDING (W ITH BMO HARRIS B ANK) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm 2 to 3 pm Thu 22: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR 9:30 to 10:30 am 2 to 4 pm Fri 23: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 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 Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes HU RRICAN E PREPA REDN ESS SEMINA R Hosted by JSA, Bay News 9, Home Depot, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, South Bay Hospital Master Certified Technicians Lic# MVS51635 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 Talking to your Technician Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Come meetSEAN COLLINSSean has been with us since April 2013. He is our Energizer Bunny! $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars They also sell hydroponics to allow almost anyone to become a farmer on a small scale. According to Lawson, with one four tier hydroponics tower, a family would never have to buy another head of lettuce again. But according to Lawson, with hydroponics virtually anything can be grown; so dont grow all lettuce, as the end result could be twenty heads of lettuce ready for harvest all at once. Although August may be a slow time for farming, it is a busy time for Lawson who also helps to set Hydro Harvestu MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSJohn Lawson with some okra that is currently growing on his nearly one-acre farm. In that small space, due to hydroponics he is able to grow produce equivalent to a six-acre farm.up school gardens. We had a teacher, we put a big garden for her, Lawson related. She and her fourth grade class grew the vegetables, they picked the vegetables and then on Fridays they would set up a little farmers market to sell to the parents and teachers. The money they raised was used to open up a savings account and then whenever they needed supplies for their garden, they would use their savings account. She won the Governors award for economic excellence with that project. The Governors award was sponsored by Publix and it was all done with a hydroponic garden that we put in. The Lawsons one-acre farm in Ruskin has the equivalent production of a six-acre farm. Customers can pick their vegetables right off the hydroponics towers and inside the stand are other fruits and vegetables, along with several varieties of goods made on site, including an incredible strawberryjalapeo jam. It may not be a large grocery store but there is no way to get fresher food. You can look out and see exactly where your food comes from. The big focus would be the lack of proper nutrition and in our small way were trying to emphasize that better things can be had at a local level and affordably, Lawson said. Obviously on a personal level, we hope that we gain a few more customers but even if they dont come here, as long they are buying local, buying from any farm stands, we think that would be a plus. John Lawson is a big man with a big, hearty laugh on a small farm. He is a man with an even bigger heart. Perhaps Johns wife, Terrie, is right: Santa just might be there every day if you take the time to look.Hydro Harvest Farms is located at 1101 East Shell Point Road. During the summer, the stand is closed on Mondays and Tuesday. After Labor Day and during the winter months, it is open seven days a week. For more information, visit www. hydroharvestfarms.com

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14 AUGUST 8, 2013 855.289.7725 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. Restrictions apply, call for details. FREE DEMONSTRATION of the latest hearing aids from Siemens featuring micon technology, plus well show you how they work with your cell phone and Bluetooth. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Now is the perfect time to restore your hearing, renew your spirit and reclaim your condence with from HearUSA. For people who want to hear better. Make it an Endless Summer! 130701 HearUSA Endless Summer Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 8-8_02.indd 1 7/15/13 11:11 AM Dozens of children and their parents were able to channel their inner Max last weekend as the Glazer Childrens Museum in Tampa brought some of the characters of Maurice Sendaks Where the Wild Things Are to life, earning hugs, high fives and some good old fashioned wild thing fun. The 1963 book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. The museum offered children hats similar to that worn by Max during the time he joined the wild things in temporarily becoming a wolf (I wanted to, but didnt, ask if the hats were also available to adults). The Glazer Childrens Museum offers a near-endless array of exhibits and activities for both children and parents. Coming up this weekend is the Back to School Fair with speakers, workshops, crafts, balloon art and more. The museum is located at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. For more information, visit their website at www.glazermuseum.orgWild Things roam Childrens MuseumMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS The worlds cutest toddler dances with a Wild Thing come to life from Maurice Sendaks ever-popular book, Where the Wild Things Are, at the Glazer Childrens Museum in downtown Tampa on Saturday. Even the staff got into the act.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 15 I WILL HEARBETTERTHIS YEAR $500 OFF an AGX5, 7, or 9 twodevice hearing system.Cannot be combined with other promotional oers. Expires 8 / 31 / 13 SUN CITY CENTER 813.642.7197 772 Cortaro Dr www.manateehearing.comPhysician-based hearing care since 1974 We oer the latest hearing aid technology and styles to t all budgets and lifestyles. 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! 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An experienced thief is gone in less than 5 minutes.Turn YOUR Door into a SECURITY Door!Visit ARMORCONCEPTS.COM Our patented and proven products are installed in countless apartment complexes and homes across the U.S. and Canada.SECURITY doesnt need to cost a lot. It just needs to WORK!Pricing for a standard wood framed door is$69 Do-It-Yourself (DIY), or $149 installedPolice Tested and Recommended!FOR DETAILS and VIDEO CALL: 813-419-4914DOOR SECURITY DIVISION, ALL-PRO HOME INVENTORY, LLC 2314 Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center, FL 33573 Last month, a regular visitor to the Chamber made a comment that got my attention, and not in a good way. He said the Chamber is only here for the businesses and we dont care about the quality of life of the residents. I was rather sur prised, as we work hard to assist the community in every way possible. Then it dawned on me we do a lot, but nobody knows it! In the lobby of our Chamber is a framed copy of our mission statement. It reads: The mission of the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote commercial, professional, financial and general business interests in the Sun City Center area and to promote the general interests and welfare of the community. On a daily basis, we strive to achieve that mission through the support and promotion of our member businesses. The first part of the mission statement is a nobrainer. If we assist and work with our local businesses, they in turn provide a better quality of life for our residents. The second part of the statement, however, is equally important. It is our responsibility and our privilege to promote the general interests and welfare of the community. With that in mind, I think its time to let you know what we do. We have several charitable, project and support groups that utilize our facilities regularly for free. We host weekly meetings of AA and OA. Groups such as the Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad, Critter Area Rescue Effort, and the Community Emergency Rescue Team hold their meetings here. Weve given the use of our banquet room to groups hosting four Wish-U-Well fundraisers for members of our community who were in need after a serious accident or illness. Weve also held three funerals for friends we loved dearly. Chamber staff, volunteers and members have given of their time and money to Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), the Alzheimers Association, Toys for Tots and most recently the Security Patrols collection of school supplies. We sell dining books for Kiwanis and collect cat food for the South Shore Felines. At our spring trade show and fall business expo, we give charitable and community service organizations free space. We also allow our local churches to sell coffee and food to raise money for their projects. Being an active participant in the promotion of the Sun City Center lifestyle is crucial to our mission and we take it very seriously. If there is a way the Chamber can assist your non-profit service organization, come by and visit. Lets put our heads together and see how we can help each other. We are proud of our mission at the Chamber, and we hope you will work with us to achieve it. Together, we can do more.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Were not all business

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16 AUGUST 8, 2013 Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! 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. 2New Brunch includes a FREE MIMOSA every Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Silverliners to meet on Aug. 22The members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Dr. in Tampa, on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed, 813671-3078, or Janice Henry, 813837-4312. 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, Aug. 8 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Queen of Hearts 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 4:30 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 Crew Games in Lounge, 6 p.m. free hot dogs. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Music by Chuck Cobbs 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. 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. Chase Chase is a handsome Lab mix that was found with brother Rocky, abandoned on the streets of Ruskin. His rough start hasnt affected his love for people. He also seems to like other dogs. Chase has started obedience training at the shelter and is doing great! He has come a long way since he first arrived at C.A.R.E. but is still a work in progress. He would do best in a home with only older children. Wont you open your home and heart to him? As part of Chases adoption, he has been neutered, microchipped and brought current on his shots. DOB: December 2, 2011.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG WolfieWolfie is a dark gray tabby kitten with white chest who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Nip, Tuck and Buddy. His mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Angie. Wolfie loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, and is quite a charmer but he would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this handsome guy and tuck him into that home. Wolfie has been spayed and microchipped and is current on his shots. DOB: Sept. 2, 2012. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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AUGUST 8, 2013 17 www.PacificaSunCity.com 3855 Upper Creek Drive Sun C ity Center, FL 33573 Assisted Living License #: 7290 Did you say cataracts o r C a di llacs? Friday, August 16, 2013 12:00 pmListen to an im portant talk from Dr Ed Hu ggett, a low vision expert, about what y ou can do to protect y our vision a nd enjoy a buffet lunch.RSVP by Thursda y, August 15th (813) 938-2261 Sea ting is Limited CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.Tear out the old... install new, We do it all!We Will Beat Any Written Estimate with this couponCALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454Sun City Center References Available 24-HOUR TOWINGFree Diagnostics Free Towing to shop if we do repairs SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE SPECIAL$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$19958 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.813-645-7653 (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachBRAKE SERVICE$9999PER AXLE. Includes replacing pads, shoes and turning rotors. OIL CHANGE$19995 qts. 5w30 or 5w20 Oil. 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/Better Care An expertly restored and artfully updated 1948 Lincoln Continental convertible owned by Jack Layer of Ruskin has been voted the August Cruiser of the Month for the Roamin Oldies car club. It is his first collectible car and a spectacular introduction to the hobby for Jack, who acquired it just a month ago. The exclusive and costly Continental was automotive royalty, and Jacks car looks just like it did when it was manufactured 65 years ago. But now it is driven by a 460 cubic-inch V8 engine and an automatic transmission Its also fitted out with amenities not offered in 1948, including power steering, windows and seats, cruise control and air conditioning. The Roamin Oldies host a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a rain date the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants, who vote to select the cruiser of the month. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars typically take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Sun City Center Funeral Home. For information, call Chet at 813-842-1511. Elegant Continental is Cruiser of the MonthHillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents inter ested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board but may only serve on one board at a time. All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in September or October 2013. The forms are available in the Commissioners reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-2725826; or on the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org. Click on the Government link on the top of the page, then the Boards and Committees sublink. The Questionnaire for County Appointments is in the middle of the page, along with the Standards of Conduct form. The forms can be filled out and printed, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered, or mailed. All forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the questionnaire. If you apply to a board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization form, which also is available on the webpage listed above. The boards and councils that have openings are: Officers Appeals and Examiners sory Board Florida, Inc. Grant Program/Grant Review Committee ments, Appeals and Examiners justment, Appeals and Examiners Advisory Committee County needs volunteers for citizen boards and councils South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. The Lodge will be closed for renovations Aug. 11 through 25. An outside firm has been hired to deep-clean and paint the kitchen. Help is needed for painting and cleaning in the Lodge room. A signup sheet is provided in the lounge. Monday, Aug. 26 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Stuffed Cabbage with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.

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18 AUGUST 8, 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 Mary Alyce Willis GrafMary Alyce Willis Graf, a native of Ruskin, lived a beautiful life of 77 years and passed away on July 18, 2013 in Sylva, North Carolina. She was a lifelong member of the Ruskin United Methodist Church. Her early school years were spent in Ruskin. Following graduation from Wimauma High School, she attended Massey Business College, which qualified her to become an executive secretary. She worked as a long-term employee of USPP/Gardenier. She was an active member of the Ruskin Womans Club. She was preceded in death by her grandparents George and Artie Simmons, and Josiah and Alyce Willis; mother and father Henry and Wilhelmina Willis, all pioneering families of the area; and her husband Ronald E. Graf. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Shelyne and Jeff Learn; brother and sister-in-law John and Polly Willis; sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Bill Clark; aunt Winafred Gardner; three grandchildren, one great-grandson, two stepchildren and two step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Ruskin United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Willis Youth Camp Scholarship Fund. Donations should be sent to the Ruskin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 745, Ruskin, FL 33575. She was loved and will be missed by all. Phyllis Miltner HunttingPhyllis Miltner Huntting, 94, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2013, at her residence in Sun City Center. Phyllis was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 4, 1919. She was the daughter of Leona and Philip Phalsgraff. She is survived by her sons Jerry, Jim, Jeff, Joel, Jack and Jay Miltner; and daughters Mary Miltner Hancock and Mildred Miltner Pearce. All her children reside in Florida. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren. Phyllis is survived by three sisters, Anne Schneider, Joy Kovar, and Suzette Phalsgraff. She Murray Parker NicolMurray Parker Nicol, 94, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away at Sun City Center Hospice House on July 5, 2013. Murray was born in Honor, Mich. on October 22, 1918. He was preceded in death by his parents Lucien and Corinne; brother Robert and sister Alice. A World War II veteran, he served in the European Theater. Murray was married to Norma Harriet Nicol for 68 years. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Cleveland Oh. until he and his wife retired to Ruskin, Fla. He was a Past Master of Thatcher F & AM 439 in Cleveland, Oh. He was also an active member of the Nottingham Chapter of the O. E. S. and served as Worthy Patron in the 1960s. He is survived by wife Norma Harriet; daughter Sandra (Sandi) Rupert and son-in-law Mark Rupert; son Craig; grandchildren Stacey Bram, Amanda Nicol and Zachary Nicol; and greatgrandson Alex Bram. A memorial service will be held at Ruskin United Methodist Church, 105 4th Ave. NW in Ruskin on Saturday, August 10 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ruskin United Methodist Church Memorial Fund are suggested. Irma ReatherfordIrma Reatherford, 89, of Ruskin, Florida went home to the Lord on July 27, 2013. She is survived by sons Ron and Jim; daughter Sandy Maloney; brother Orville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased in 1961 by her husband Gene. She will be remembered for her strong Christian faith. A Celebration of Life will be held at the National Cremation and Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave. in Ruskin on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen in Irmas memory. For online donations, go to www.komensuncoast.org. Tribute cards may be sent to Sandy Maloney, 1605 Bunker Hill Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Prince of Peace helps support New Mexico Mission DioceseOn July 28, Prince of Peace Catholic Church hosted its annual Diocese of St. Petersburg Missionary Cooperation Appeal. This year, the parish was asked to financially support the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, which is one of the largest and most impoverished Roman Catholic dioceses within the U.S. Fr. Benjamin Onwumelu preached at all Masses about the needs of his diocese, particularly highlighting the ways the diocese provides services to the Navajo Nation. In total, the parishioners of Prince of Peace were able to contribute more than $7,000 to the Diocese of Gallup.was preceded in death by brother Phillip Phalsgraff and granddaughter, Deborah Ann Cole. Phyllis previous husbands Gerard G. Miltner for 51 years and Craig Huntting for 13 years both preceded her in death. Phyllis lived in Hillsborough County for more than 50 years. She was always surrounded by family and friends. She loved to dance and was an avid performer best known as Miss Piggy, entertaining children and adults. A Celebration of Life will be held at Aston Gardens on Emerald Lake Drive in Sun City Center on Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory should be made to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center. One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: When I grow up I want to do what you do. Please do it better! Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. It only seems natural that we can always discover ways for others to improve on what they are doing. It is much easier for me to want to improve or change someone actually anyone other than myself. Jesus said, Judge not, and He wondered how we could see the speck in our brothers eye in spite of the log that was in our own eye. One sure way to improve the quality of our lives is to turn them over to Jesus and to measure whatever we do by what He has done. When He imparts His wisdom in our minds, implants His strength into our bodies, instills His truth in our hearts, endows our hearts with His love, we will be so busy doing His work that we wont have time to criticize others.Fall studies at South BayThe womens ministry 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. 10. A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place (updated edition) is a 10-week study. The two hour classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Workbook is $15. Information and registration is available in the church lobby or by email to faith@southbay.cc The mens ministry will begin their study of the popular book Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Join them weekly as they take a deeper look at what it means to be a completely, committed, follower of Jesus. Register at info@southbay.cc or in the church lobby. Both studies are open to all men and women in the area. Childcare is available upon registration for a $5 donation per family per week. Space is limited so register soon. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Visit their website at www.SouthBay.cc or call the office at 813-677-0721.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 19 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 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 Trinity Baptist Church continues with expansion projectTrinity Baptist Church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony after the worship service on Aug. 4 to celebrate the completion of the new drive-thru. The church has outgrown its present facility and has a three-phase expansion plan in place. Phase I was the expansion of the parking lot, with 103 additional parking spaces. Phase II was the recently completed drive-thru, which allows traffic to flow both ways, and phase III will be a 10,000-squarefoot, threestory building addition, which will add classrooms, restrooms, meeting rooms, offices and a new choir room. Trinity Baptist Church is located at 702 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813-634-4228. United Community Church donates Backpacks of HopeLinda Shaw, right, executive assistant at Metropolitan Ministries and member of UCC, discusses the importance of Backpacks of Hope with Paula Lickfeldt. The backpacks are each filled with donated school supplies, then given to children all over Hillsborough County. UCC collected 26 backpacks that were filled with pencils, crayons, tissues, glue sticks, markers, tablets and other items. In addition to a large amount of supplies donated that will be put into backpacks collected in other places, the congregation donated more than $1000 to buy more such useful items. 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Telling signs that your older cat is experiencing cognitive dysfunction can include spatial disorientation, diminished playfulness, excessive sleeping, long periods of staring into space or walls, and prolonged seemingly unprompted vocalization. Your veterinarian can prescribe some medications that might ease the symptoms. Church holds back-to-school eventThe Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship, located at 7732 Gibsonton Drive, Gibsonton, FL is hosting a FREE back-to-school event on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. The event will include free hair cuts, school supplies, healthy eating tips from health professionals, school success tips from certified teachers, snow cones, popcorn, hotdogs, and food for the soul. For more information, call 813677-8600.Friendship Baptist offers Saturday moviesFriendship Baptist Church in Sun City Center has announced the schedule for its series of Saturday movies: Aug. 31 The Note Sept. 28 The Way Back Home Oct. 28 Natalies Rose All movies start at 5 p.m. at the Church, located at 1511 El Ranco Dr. in SCC. For more information, call 813633-5950. St. Andrew ministers to members who moveThirty-five friends and members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church recently rented a bus to visit Ruth Illingworth, a longtime active member of the church who moved close to Fort Lauderdale to be near her family. The group, many of whom had not had time to say good-bye to her in Sun City Center, spent the day visiting and dining with her at Dennys Restaurant. After lunch the group participated in a church service, with sermonette and communion, led by St. Andrew Pastor Mark Salmon in a beautiful little Presbyterian Church. The guest of honor ended the day by saying, I have been so blessed to know all of you. St. Andrew is a caring church located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.Prince of Peace installs hearing loop systemOn July 20, Prince of Peace Catholic Church unveiled a new hearing assistance system which provides parishioners with hear ing loss the ability to hear more clearly during liturgical services. The new loop system, installed by Complete Hearing Solutions, is designed to transmit sound directly into ones hearing aids or cochlear implants rather than making parishioners depend on the loudspeakers. In order to receive the transmission, parishioners and visitors must manually activate the T-coil setting on their hearing assistance devices. For more information, contact Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 813-634-2328 or visit its website at www.popcc.org. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:19-21

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AUGUST 8, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ...... Announcements 200 ...... Farmers Market 300 ...... Merchandise 400 ...... Marine 500 ...... Real Estate 550 ...... Manufac. Housing 600 ...... Rentals 650 ...... Professional Services 700 ...... Services 800 ...... Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 MERCHANDISE300 312 EST A TE SALES 312 EST A TE SALES MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 105 PERSONALLocal Artist Needed August 31st. Free to display your art. Entry fee to sell. Riverview. Richard Brown. 813-503-9744PaintingTimeOut Home school & virtual students. Art classes. 813-892-7235 260 PETS 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibson ton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-6710036 to donateAbove The Rest Winner of 2 gold awards. Post cards $1 each. All glassware 30% off. Friday & Saturday, Aug. 9 & 10. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. 310 GARAGE/ YARD SALEGarage sale. SCC. 810 El Rancho P.B. westerns & much more. Aug. 8, 9, 10. 8am-1pm, 312 EST A TE SALES 312 EST A TE SALES Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Trailmate Joyrider 3 wheel bike. Must sell due to health. Purchased 5 months ago for $400. Will sell for $300. 813-938-5028 Quickie wheel chair $300. Free style electric wheel chair $500. AT-1 Armored safe $150. 6ft Christmas tree decorated. $150. 813-672-2020 395 W ANTED T O BUYAdjustable twin side bed Craftmatic 39w with mattress, used. Will buy now. Call 813-641-3410 410 BOA TS1998 Cobia 194, CC, 115hp Yahama, OB, canvas cover, Performance trailer. $5,200. 813-633-0139 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com 455 AUTOMOBILES2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP turbo 5-speed convertible, black in & out, garaged, excellent condition, 24,800 miles. $17,000. 207-416-3322Find what youre looking for in the NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Curio Cabinet, Mediterranean-style Matching Living Room Set, Lamp Tables, Coffee Table, Kitchen Table w/ Chairs, Lamp w/Table, Computer Desk, Bookcases, Sofa Table, Bedroom Furniture, Patio Table w/ Chairs, Household, Miscellaneous and Garage Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. Please dont miss our other sale this weekend at 1817 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. August 9 & 10 See You There! 1201 Peridot Lane(off New Bedford Dr.) Sun City CenterFRIDAY & S A TU RDAY August 9th & 10th7a.m. NOON NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents include: Nice Camelback Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Leather La-Z-Boy Recliner, Victorian Parlor Chair, Antiques & Collectibles, Amish Fireplace, Antique Chest of Drawers, Singer Sewing Machine, China, Teapots, Teacups & Saucers, Doll Collection, Kitchenware, Glassware, Rolltop Desk, Computer Desk, Wicker Patio Furniture, Household & Garage Items, Small Deep Chest Freezer, Refrigerator, Jewelry, And More.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. Please dont miss our other sale this weekend at 1201 Peridot Lane off New Bedford Dr. August 9 & 10 See You There!1817 North Pebble Beach Blvd.Sun City Center FRIDAY & SATURDAY August 9th & 10th7 a.m. NOON Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Oliver & Company LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww .petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver T ort & Ti s U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTED APPRAISALS GIVENCall for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential. Sun City Center, FL(813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch Out for Counterfeit Coins Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables Ministry of Calv ary Luther an Chur ch T hrift Store OPE NINGSOON!No donations accepted until we are in our new building.813-641-7790 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 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: NA N CYES MOVI N G SALE1530 Ft. Duquesna Dr. SCCAugust 9th & 10th7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Annes Estate Sales 1834 Del Webb East SCCFriday & Saturday Aug. 9th & 10th7 am 12 p m(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Queen bedrm suite, dining rm table w/chairs, sofa, leather recliner, dinette table w/chairs, wingback chair, entertainment center, full bed, liquor cabinet, bookcases, Ethan Allen china hutch. Collectibles: Tandberg reel-to-reel recorder/ player, antique dishes, Franciscan china Desert Roses, Lenox. Tools: Wheelbarrow, extension and step ladders, lots of hand tools. Misc: Safe, Schwinn ladies and mens bikes, file cabinets, garage cabinets & shelving, household and kitchen.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com Cell: 382-7536 Y our home will be staged for best results. W orking in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel fr ee to call about the sale or its contents d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News

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Large screened lanai, popular section of town. 55+ community. $69,900. Call 813-918-1826 onlots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 nrs3 bedroom, 1 bath DW mobile home kitchen & bath. $13,500 obo. 813381-7985 9ousesforrentThinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 Apts forent kitchen, washer/dryer included. Suitable for low impact tenant. No smoking. No pets. Great for in home business. plus deposit, 1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-6491599 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 onosforent1br/1.5ba, furnished. 55+ all amenities. Covered parking. Very clean $700 monthly 813-634-1162 bedroom, one bath. Refrigerator, range. Quiet. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-0681 Kings Point SCC. 2br/2ba/1.5cg, furnished, 55+, includes Clubhouse, water, cable. Spaces, attractive. $875 monthly. Annual or fall lease. 813-634-6013ent lsFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886 RV for rent. 1 bedroom on private property. $125 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. 813-363-6001 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly. Two bedroom (not furnished) $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 A ffcep ceA Point West Road frontage. Good for CPA, attorney, insurance sales, etc. Live and work at same place. $900 monthly, yr lease, plus deposit, water, electric. 813649-1599rehousep ceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 ooeepn tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues. Hourly rates. 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www.ObserverNews.netAugust 8, 2013 Volume 57 Number 29THE OBSERVER NEWSPAGE 14: Wild Things roamed the childrens musem last weekend generating squeals and hugs. PAGE 9: Mitch Traphagens Observations encourages compassion. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 20-23PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com Help us bring back America Were proud to be SCCs #1 Flooring Source for Tile, Hardwood, Laminate, Carpet Going strong for America! John Lawson, owner of Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin, bears a passing resemblence to Santa Claus. This month, both he and his wife Terrie are playing the part, offering 50 percent discounts on purchases of their fresh and healthy produce, primarily for those in need of assistance. A big man on a small farm lends a helping hand By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netJohn Lawson is never far from a hearty laugh. I tell people that Im a big man on a small farm, he said, noting his large frame. Were not a big corporation, were just John and Terrie Lawson of Hydro Harvest Farms. A big man with a big laugh and also a big heart. For the month of August, Hydro Harvest Farms, located at 1101 East Shell Point Road in Ruskin, is offering a 50 percent discount on purchases for people in need of government food assistance, using EBT cards. The money to undertake the project is coming out of the Lawsons pockets. Traditionally, people that are on assistance dont always eat very well, Lawson said. They buy a lot of prepackaged convenience foods, things that we all enjoy but arent always the best for you. Wed like to teach people to eat a little bit better. Also, a lot of people on assistance dont realize that most farm stands now take EBT. Weve taken EBT for over a year now and it amazes me how little people use it. The number of people on government assistance for food has skyrocketed since the Great Recession began in 2007, as has the number of people, including children, who are considered food insecure meaning that there may not always be enough food to go around. Hopefully this will help the parents to afford to buy healthy food, Lawson said of the discount he is offering. A lot of people dont realize the magnitude of the problem and if there is anything we can do to shine a light on it, we need to do that. There is a vast amount of the population that is on assistance. The beginning of the school year this month can make things even tighter for area parents. Everyone is spending money on school supplies and I know that things can get a little tight in August, he said. A lot of the children that are on assistance for some the only meals they get are the breakfasts and lunches they are served in school. When they are out of school, its a toss up. For many people, even those of greater financial means, there is the belief that healthy foods are more expensive than pre-packaged products and even some fast food.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOContinued on page 12u Continued on page 2u Angling for sponsors, participants, and fish!BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netStephen Hoffmans experiences with cutting-edge medical technology that helped a family member many years ago has kept him ready to help research in any way he can. Although he did not want details of that to be part of a news story, he described doctors and other medical personnel who went out of their way to find a new way to fix a condition that previously had been inoperable. That sold him on helping cutting-edge technology and the people who support it, as well as patients and doctors and hospital staffs. Steven and his son Tiger, who founded the South Shore Anglers club, are now angling for sponsors and participants for this years tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. South Shore Anglers is a civic organization that likes to fish. It holds meetings at Little Harbor Resorts Sunset Grill on the first Thursday every month at 7 p.m. We got the idea for the club in 2007 and founded it in September 2008 after talking with Michael Anderson and Billy Nobles, the senior Hoffman said. They have the Reel Animals Fishing Show on television and radio. Readers who wish to find out about Anderson and Nobles show may visit http://reelanimalsfishingshow.com. Since then, the anglers club has done some reel community service. The South Shore Anglers won South Countys coveted E.G. Simmons Award for community service in January, 2012. Winners of various divisions in the South Shore Anglers tournament in March that benefited the Memory Mobile of the Alzheimers Association.Continued on page 3u County to expand fire-rescue stations; and build some newBY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netFires and medical emergencies are serious business and Hillsborough County is planning some major advances in several areas of South County. New facilities will be built in a similar manner to the station recently built on College Avenue (State Road 674) in Ruskin, although all will be slightly different depending on the needs of the community. Were seeking to relocate stations in Apollo Beach and Wimauma and expand Riverviews Station 16 and the Sundance station, said David Travis, speaking for Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue. The Capital Project money to buy land and build a station in Wimauma has already been budgeted for but the department says since negotiations are in progress with a landowner, it is not advisable to announce the amount they have to spend. Whatever doesnt go into the acquisition of the land will be put towards the building, said Fire Facilities Manager Tim Donahue. A 9,000-square-foot building is planned for approximately 5 acres on or near the intersection of County Road 579 and State Road 674, which is just east of the railroad and easily accessible to many areas. The problems we have now are that Wimaumas Station 22 is old and in need of many upgrades, Donahue said. It doesnt make sense to do that because the current station is off the main road and has speed bumps and other things that can impede its reaction speed. The current station is located at 1120 Seventh Street. We arent certain yet if well need to drill a well and install a septic tank or if well have access to one (already in operation) with the acquisition, Donahue continued. County water and sewer do not reach to C.R. 579 and Public Utilities is not in a position to extend them at this time, he continued.

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2 AUGUST 8, 2013 Please call us at (813) 397-1270for appointments, or clickHealthPointMedicalGroup.comfor additional information.As your Primary Care Team we are committed to providing you with evidencebased, patient-centered care. We will also provide the tools and support you need to make the best choices for maintaining your health. Collective Expertise. Learn more about us at: HealthPointMedicalGroup.com YouTube.com/HealthPointDoctors Facebook.com/HealthPointMedicalGroup Frederick Taylor, DO Moriam Ayo-Amu, MD Internal and Family MedicineOur Services Include: Physicals Minor Surgery Behavioral Health Diabetes Management On-site Lab Work On-site Imaging 10141 Big Bend Rd. Suite 101 Riverview, FL 33578Announcing our NEW Riverview location! Howard A. Orba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.C. Are you over 65? Did you know people over 65 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer? Because of the uncertainty about water and sewer-vs.-septic tank, Donahue said he is also not certain exactly how much land will be needed. If we have to drill, then well need five acres. If not, we probably wont. The county is also seeking to relocate Apollo Beach station No. 29, which started as a small community volunteer station but now is county operated at 626-628 Golf and Sea Blvd. A new site for Apollo Beach has not yet been determined. Also in progress are expansions for Riverviews Station 16 currently at 9205 Kevin St., off Balm-Riverview Road, north of the Alafia River, and for the Sundance station at 602 Lightfoot Road, south of Sun City Center on U.S. 301 that handles the more rural area of the county near the Manatee County line. Stations in other parts of the county are also to be renovated or expanded, Travis said. Some have already been begun. The idea is to put the stations on or closer to highways and also to build new and modern facilities and expand the ones we have now to handle area growth and also be more accessible, he added. Few details are available as South Countys new and expanded stations are still in land negotiations and planning stages. This much, however, can be disclosed. We know the Wimauma station will have three bays and start with one truck and a tanker (that provides water), Donahue said. It will be similar to the new building in Ruskin. The Ruskin station was moved from 101 First Ave. N.E. a small back street off Shell Point Road to College Avenue where it could easily respond to many areas more quickly. The original fire house was then converted to the Firehouse Cultural Center, a 501(c)3 project of the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of significant community projects and the arts. That former station now houses a stage and theater, a full kitchen, and rooms for workshops, conferences, meetings and instructional programs. The center is available for rental by emailing info@firehouseculturalcenter.org or calling (813) 645-7651. Fire station upgradesu Schools out...watch for kids.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 3 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 Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to 3-Legged Poodle)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*Annette MariaNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping In October, the club will hold the 2013 Robbie Armstrong Redfish Tournament to buy iPads for 1Voice Foundations Pediatric Cancer School on the University of South Floridas Tampa campus. People dont realize that when kids are taking treatments, they get behind in school because they cant always get their work, the elder Hoffman said. Every penny of our money goes to charity. And this is a really good one. The group tries to hold four tournaments a year. With an entry fee of only $25, members hope anyone who wants to enter can afford to. Our biggest prize for this tournament will be a golf cart The recent South Shore Anglers 2013 American red snapper offshore trip was a thrill for many, helped by the Hubbards Marina crew. Both red snapper and grouper were caught. Angling for sponsors, participants and fish!u donated by Rons Golf Carts in Davenport. Its valued at $10,000, he added. There will be first, second and third place prizes for adults and children and winners will be judged by the Coastal Conservation Association. T.A. Mahoney Marine Supplies in Tampa has also volunteered to be a sponsor. But the group is looking for more. Its really funny how we got the idea for all this and how it started, Hoffman said. The father and son were fans of Anderson and Nobles television show because they liked to fish. One day we saw them; they had the boat behind the truck. Tiger went over and asked for their autograph, and we all met, he said. They gave us hats and shirts and almost immediately we started to brainstorm with them. In 2007, the Hoffmans went to a seminar for sponsors of the Reel Animals fishing team for the television and radio shows and people there suggested they start a fishing club. Right away I knew most of it was going to fall on me because I was retired, the elder Hoffman said. But its always for a good cause, and I was glad to become a part of it. The Captains meeting for the October tournament will be held at the Sunset Grill, Little Harbor Marina, 611 Destiny Dr. in Ruskin (north off Shell Point Road) at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4; weigh in for participants will be at the Little Harbor Marina at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 after a full day of fishing. Further instructions will be given prior to the event. To find out more about the South Shore Anglers, or to register as a sponsor or to fish in the upcoming tournament, inquire at southshoreanglers@yahoo.com. Moriam Ayo-Amu, M.D., board certified in Family Medicine, has joined HealthPoint Medical Group and will practice at its new location at 10141 Big Bend Road, Suite 101, in Riverview. Dr. Ayo-Amu received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and a Masters degree in Biomedical Science from Barry University in Miami Shores. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and served a Family Medicine Residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Ayo-Amu has worked in hospitals and medical centers in central and southern Florida, and volunteered at a free clinic in St. Petersburg for the past three years. Dr. Ayo-Amus clinical interests include womens health, Diabetes, and Hypertension. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Association. Dr. Ayo-Amu is fluent in Yoruba, a West African dialect. Family physician joins HealthPoint Medical GroupNEED TO ADVERTISE? Call.... NAN KIRK 813-925-6106 nan@observernews.net VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113 vilma@observernews.net

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4 AUGUST 8, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. 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Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers What are you willing to spend to get what you want? James Allen in his great little book, As A Man Thinketh, wrote the following: Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is as true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose sole objective is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great sacrifices before he can accomplish his objective; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life. While sitting in a restaurant, I became aware of a conversation between two men in the booth behind me. I will call them John and Sam. Sam said, All the really good jobs in the company are going to the people who understand computers. To which John replied, Yes, I know. I asked my supervisor to send me to a computer school just the other day and, would you believe it, he said that I should get the training on my own if I wanted a better job. There is no way that I am going to spend my evenings taking training. If they want me trained, they can pay for it and pay By William Hodges me while I do it. To that Sam replied, You know, youre right. If the company wants trained people, they should pay for it. Maybe we can file a grievance. Now let me draw a very clear distinction between what the company wants and what John and Sam want. If the company wants to upgrade its labor force or promote harmony in the workforce, then they have a vested interest in training that labor force to do specific tasks or react in specific behavioral patterns. However, if it is not at the companys request, and John and Sam want a better job, it is their responsibility to get the additional training, even though that training may require sacrifices of both money and time. Neither of them saw this; each was chained to his belief that his advancement should be free and painless. I suspect that conversations like this go on all over the country every day. It is always comforting to blame someone or something else for our lack of success. But it is the wise person who looks around and determines not what others have done to stand in my way, but rather what I can do to make way. If you wish to improve your circumstances, what are you willing to sacrifice? How much are you willing to spend to get where you want to be? I think its important to clarify that when I speak of spending, I am not only talking about dollars and cents but rather the minutes, hours, days and years of your life. Time is as much a real investment as the funds you are spending. When we think of the minutes, hours, days and years of your life as currency, then our purchases can take on different dimensions. Is that new car really worth a year of your life? Take time to see how you are using your time and what you are purchasing with it. Olympia Brown, the first woman to be ordained in this country, said, He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors. Just make sure your sacrifices count for somethingHodges 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: What are you willing to spend?USF seeks nominations for Community Leadership AwardThe University of South Florida Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) organization is now accepting nominations for the 2013 WLP Community Leadership Award. This award is to honor a visionary leader and philanthropist doing extraordinary things to make Tampa Bay a better place for women to live and to work. Kathleeen Moore, associate vice president for system initiatives at USF and chair for the WLP program, said the award is designed to both reward ongoing achievement and to create the incentive for greater success in the future. The Community Leadership Award advances the mission of USF WLP by recognizing women in the Tampa Bay region who exemplify the qualities of leadership and philanthropy that the organization values and seeks to promote, said Moore. Nomination forms must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. To nominate a candidate online, go to http://usfweb3.usf.edu/ua-wlp/ leadershipaward.aspx. For more information, contact the USF WLP office at 813-9744070. Self-nominations are not permitted. The nominees and recipient will be recognized at WLPs Annual Symposium on Oct. 24, 2013. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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AUGUST 8, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 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. Motion Commotion Friday, Aug. 9 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Ice Cream Social Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 ~ As summer winds down, join us for a cool and refreshing treat. Share in stories, crafts, and games all about ice cream! Everyone will also get to create their very own ice cream sundae. Registration is required at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with adult, will join our art instructor and create an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Aug. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and create an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Baby Time Monday, Aug. 12 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 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, Aug. 13 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 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. Crafternoon Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Block Party! Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Kids use Lego building blocks to have a fun, interactive and creative afternoon. The library provides the Legos; kids provide the imagination! Registration is required at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Apollo Beach 8-year-old takes first placeEthan Mojena has been training in Jiu-Jitsu for three years. In his first tournament as an expert, he competed at 59 pounds. The eight-year-old, who is a straight-A student at Apollo Beach Elementary School, trains at South Shore MMA in Ruskin. He just started competing this year and has already won three tournaments: NAGA Florida, Art of Grappling at the Tampa Hilton, and now the U.S. Open, held at Disneys Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on July 6. Ethan plans to be a wrestler in high school and college, and wants to be on the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team so he can win the gold for the U.S. For those who want more information, Ethans fights may be found on YouTube.com; just type in his name, Ethan Mojena.SouthShore Chamber holds 17th Golf Classic on SaturdaySaturday, Aug. 10 is the SouthShore Chamber of Commerces 17th Annual Golf Classic, held at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m., with a shotgun start promptly at 8 a.m. The Classic finishes with lunch, awards and door prizes. The $85 reservation fee includes cart and green fees, hamburger & hot dog lunch buffet, snacks on the course, all-you-can-drink soft drinks, beer and water on the course, and two door prize tickets. For $20 more, Super Tickets entitle golers to a total of two Mulligans, three door prize tickets, and one putt for the putting contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place, longest drive, and closest to the pin. The 1st place prize for the putting contest is a new putter. To sign up a team ahead of time, call the Chamber at 813-645-3808 or 813-645-1366.Seniors can audit classes for free at HCCSouthShoreSeniors who want to audit HCC courses should go to Room 202 at the HCC SouthShore Campus, 551 24th St, NE in Ruskin on Monday, Aug. 19 or Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Two forms of ID and Florida residency (one year or more), such as a Florida drivers license, Florida voters registration, car registration or home purchase papers are required. Students who are 60 years of age or older and have resided in the state of Florida for 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of class (Aug. 19, 2013) are eligible for the fee waiver program to audit without paying registration, application, or related fees. For details on available course, go http://hccfl.edu/searchsections/index.asp. On the left side select Search Sections; be sure that you type in for Term: 13/FA). Under Location, select SouthShore Campus from dropdown menu, and then click search to find a class that has space availability. So youre a woman and you want to see the world on your terms. Join the crowd! More and more women are traveling alone or with girlfriends; an estimated 32 million in the past year, according to the Travel Industry Association. Its the new trend in travel and, really, its a no-brainer, says Ruth Yunker, an intrepid solo traveler and author of Paris, Ive Grown Accustomed to Your Ways, a humorous recounting of her extended stay in Paris as part-time resident, part-time tourist. Women hold the purse strings, so to speak, and we dont necessarily want to see and experience our travel destinations in the same ways men do. The numbers tell the story: 35 and older a growing demographic, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. lege degree have increased 31 percent since 1979 while mens grew just 16 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ried women made more than their husbands, up from 17.8 percent in 1987. If youre a woman who has dreamed of taking off on a safari, jaunting across Europe or sampling fried seahorses in Beijing, Yunker offers valuable advice: 1. So you want to travel. You are dying to travel. You have a list of 10 favorite places youre going to get to one day. Buy the airline ticket six months in advance. A non-refundable ticket. Dont fret. Dont get stopped by all the details. Just do it. There. Youve taken the first step. You can, and will, worry about all the other details later. But with this ticket, you are now on your way. 2. Bring a few creature comforts from home. Yunker brings her own pillowcase for the airline pillows, at-home comfy wear instead of new nightgowns for the hotel or apartment, and a clipboard for working crossword puzzles. 3. Pack only clothes you currently actually wear. Do not buy a ton of new clothes for the trip. The old clothes fit you now. You know without thinking how to look pulled together. The new clothes are uncomfortable. They dont More women are flying solo to see the world 5 tips for getting off your settee & joining themgo with anything yet. And they scream brand-new traveler! 4. Bring some currency from your destination country with you. Do it. Everyone will tell you otherwise. Theyll say its so much cheaper to change your money once you get there. Maybe. But in the mayhem of the airport, suitcases going in every direction, do you really want to be finding the currency exchange? Just getting to the hotel/apartment will be job enough. So do arrive with Euros or whatever currency you need. It doesnt have to be a huge sum, just enough to ease your arrival. 5. Once at the hotel, unpack your toilet articles and arrange them in the bathroom in the same order you do at home. It makes things so much easier. Its so nice to be able to leave the hotel/apartment without having had a meltdown looking for misplaced mascara. CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 9/12/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 8/22/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Ethan Mojena sporting his championship belt.

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Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsManaging Media Thursday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20. Flower Arrangement Workshop Thursday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements. State accredited instructor Joan Lawhead will lecture on the basic elements of flower arranging. Participants will be given the opportunity to create their own floral arrangement to take home. Seating Limit: 20. Flowers and containers will be provided. Participants should bring scissors and garden clippers, if possible. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the librarys large projector screens. Adult Writing Group Monday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Windows 7: Introduction & Introduction to Computers Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Limit: 20. eBooks for PC, MAC, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Aug. 14 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! Email: Messages & Attachments Thursday, Aug. 15 at 12:30 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20. Book Discussion: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Thursday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during Chinas infamous Cultural Revolution. There, the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined. 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. Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the shingles vaccine? I just turned 65 and have been thinking about getting vaccinated, but would like to know how effective it is and how its covered by Medicare. Afraid of Needles Dear Afraid, Older adults who get the shingles vaccine can actually cut their risk of getting the painful condition in half, and those that do happen to get it are likely to have a milder case if theyve been inoculated. Heres what else you should know about the shingles vaccine, along with how its covered by Medicare. Shingles Overview Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a burning, blistering, often excruciating skin rash that affects about 1 million Americans each year. The same virus that causes chickenpox causes it. What happens is the chickenpox virus that most people get as kids never leaves the body. It hides in the nerve cells near the spinal cord and, for some people, emerges later in the form of shingles. In the U.S., one out of every three people will develop shingles during their lifetime. While anyone whos had chickenpox can get shingles, it most commonly occurs in people over age 60, along with people who have weakened immune systems. But you cant catch shingles from someone else. Early signs of the disease include pain, itching or tingling before a blistering rash appears several days later, and can last up to four weeks. The rash typically occurs on one side of the body, often as a band of blisters that extends from the middle of your back around to the breastbone. It can also appear above an eye or on the side of the face or neck. In addition to the rash, more than one-third of people who get shingles go on to develop severe nerve pain that can last for months or even years. Vaccination Coverage The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 60 and older should get a one-time shingles vaccination called Zostavax. Even if youve already had shingles, you still need the vaccination because reoccurring cases are possible. See zostavax.com or call 877-9744645 for more information or to locate a vaccine provider in your area. The vaccine is also very safe. For most people the worst side effect is mild redness or arm soreness. You also need to know that Medicare covers the shingles vaccine as one of its preventive benefits. But, unlike some other vaccines that are paid through Part B, the shingles vaccination is covered by Part D. If you have a Part D prescription drug plan, it will pay for the vaccine itself and for your doctor or other health care provider to give you the shot. You are only responsible for paying the plans approved copay at the time you get vaccinated, which usually runs around $60 to $80. But you need to make sure you follow your plans rules in order to keep your out-of-pocket costs down. If youre vaccinated at a drugstore, check to make certain its in your Part D plan pharmacy network. Otherwise, the shot will cost you more than your usual copay. If youre inoculated in a doctors office, check to make sure the office can bill your plan or at least can work through a drugstore in your plans network. Otherwise, youll have to pay the entire bill upfront and then claim reimbursement from your plan. Just to be safe, call your Part D drug plan ahead of time and ask which pharmacies and doctors in your area you can use to receive the shingles vaccine at the plans regular copay. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Medicare Covered Shingles Vaccine Protects SeniorsTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller

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8 OBSERVER NEWS AUGUST 8, 2013 COLORING PICTUREA: A baseball team!Q: What has 18 legs and catches flies? Q: What kind of cats like to go bowling?A: Alley cats. Some athletes are so great their jersey numbers are retired some time after they leave the sport. Lou Gehrig was the first baseball player whose jersey number was retired in 1940. The year before, Gehrig announced he was leaving the sport because he was very ill. Lou Gehrig was one of baseballs best, and to show him how much he meant to them, over 60,000 fans attended Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day on July 4, 1939. Gehrig received a lot of praise and gifts that day, including a trophy from his teammates, which now sits in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Lou Gehrig was grateful for all of the support, and after everyone had spoken and all of the gifts had been handed out, he gave a speech. In it, he thanked everyone and called himself, the luckiest man on the face of the earth. List 10 words that rhyme with slam.1. _ ___________ 2._ _____________ 3. _ ____________ 4. _ ___________ 5. _ ____________ 6. _ ____________ 7. _ __________ 8. _ ____________ 9. _ ___________ 10. _ ___________What Rhymes withSome answers: bam, cam, cram, dam, glam, ham, jam, lamb, sham, wham 1) L E __ __ O N J __ M __ S2) D __ V __ D B E __ __ H A M3) N __ S T __ A L I U __ I N4) E __ I M A __ __ I N G5) A __ __ E R T P U __ O L S6) S __ D N __ Y C R __ S B __7) S __ R __ N A W I __ __ I A M S Name That AthleteThere are hundreds of professional athletes. Some stand out above the rest. Fill in the blanks to name some standout athletes.Answers: 1) LeBron James, 2) David Beckham, 3) Nastia Liukin, 4) Eli Manning, 5) Albert Pujols, 6) Sidney Crosby, 7) Serena Williams 1) Baseballs are larger than softballs. Fact or Fiction? 2) Soccer balls usually have black hexagons and white pentagons. Fact or Fiction? 3) Golf balls have dimples. Fact or Fiction? 4) Tennis balls come in different colors, most often bright yellow. Fact or Fiction? 5) Footballs are covered in felt. Fact or Fiction? 6) Ping pong balls are heavy. Fact or Fiction? 7) Bowling balls are light. Fact or Fiction? 8) Basketballs are usually orange with black lines. Fact or Fiction? 9) Volleyballs are rainbow colored. Fact or Fiction? 10) Billiard balls, or pool balls, are soft. Fact or Fiction?Fact or Fiction?SPORTs S BALL CHALLENGEMany sports need some type of ball. Here are some questions about some sports balls. How many can you answer correctly? Answers: 1) Fiction, softballs are larger than baseballs, 2) Fiction, the hexagons are white and the pentagons are black, 3) Fact, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, tennis balls are covered in felt, 6) Fiction, ping pong balls are light, 7) Fiction, bowling balls are heavy, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, volleyballs are usually white or have two or three colors, 10) Fiction, billiard balls are hard Lucky Indeed Jokes & Riddles

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Doctors of AudiologySCOTT SIMS, AuD.Doctor of Audiology ASHA Certied Board Certied (ABA)JEFF CLARK, AuD.Doctor of Audiology ASHA CertiedServing Sun City Center for 16 years CALL 813.558.1477 South Bay Medical Arts Center $500 Discount o MSRP for ANY pair of PHONAK daily wear hearing aids!Oer includes all sizes of hearing instruments.(Coupon must be presented prior to appointment) $250 per hearing aid discount. Oer expires 8/22/13 Physicians Choice 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 Corporations may be loosely defined by law as people but they are, at best, soulless people. Thats not all bad, of course, and by law they are also required to maximize shareholder value. As such, their priorities arent on a family or a community or on friends but on money as much money as humanely possible. Lets be real about this most actual people wouldnt abandon (lay off) a child in order to maximize the familys annual profit margin. I once worked as an executive with one of Americas largest retailers, the one that did not begin with a W. At that time, more than two decades ago, the company did actually project something of a soul, a projection that was from the people running and working in the company. They wanted to make lots of money, of course, but they also had a tangible drive to do good things. They werent even all that interested in publicizing the good things. Times, of course, change and its possible that company has changed somewhat as well. Its a dog-eat-dog world out there. By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Through the joys and tears of humanity, ride on Rumi MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOWe dont know the pains and struggles of those we inhabit this planet with, but we can know one thing: Others are just like us, replete with joys and fears. We dont have to do big things, sometimes all it takes is a small act of compassion. Our humanity is something that only we have.In the end, it does little good to put down corporations, as they are responsible for a lot of the paychecks that put food on the table. But if they are indeed people in the eyes of the law, it probably could also be recognized that they are incredibly greedy people. Just like everyone else, right? No, I dont think so. Im one of the naive that believes there truly is something called altruism and that more people than not possess it. I think most people are generally decent and caring, that they are just like you and me, just trying to get by in life, making things as good as possible without consciously making things worse. Yet there are plenty of people out there, some of them supposed experts, that say altruism doesnt exist. They believe that people are just like corporations in that, when it comes right down to it, they wont do anything with absolutely nothing to gain from it. How sad life must be for those people. The human behind one of Facebooks most popular pages, Humans of New York, is named Brandon Stanton. A few years ago he set out on a mission to photograph people in New York, to document ordinary lives in all of the extraordinary beauty that lies in that sheer ordinaryness. Stanton has been incredibly successful and, with more than a million followers, has three times the number of likes as famed photographer Annie Leibowitz. Although he is clearly making a living at it, he doesnt appear to be making much of an effort to convert his following into cash. He spurns corporate endorsements and several months ago when retailer DKNY used a number of his photographs without permission or compensation, he had a sure-fire lawsuit that could have approached the six figures for him. Instead, he urged the company to make a settlement by donating a large sum of money to a Brooklyn YMCA summer camp, and then asked his followers to show the company how it is done. In the end, he raised more than $100,000 for the camp and just last week, a large number of underprivileged kids were able to take advantage of his generosity, enjoying a summer camp they would never otherwise have been able to afford.u

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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 In an article in this months American Photo magazine, Stanton said that he is already doing just what he wants to do, so it wouldnt much matter if he had more money. Last week, he met a young boy named Rumi and his mother. Rumi has loved horses for all of his six years of life and had recently heard that a horse could be purchased for $1,000. So, with his beautifully supportive mother sitting nearby, he unfolded a sheet in New Yorks Washington Square Park and offered some of his horse toys and cowboy gear for sale in the hopes of raising the needed funds. After a full day, he had earned one dollar. According to Stanton, he was a little downtrodden but was not discouraged from working to achieve his dream. The little boy apparently stuck in Stantons mind because that night Stanton went home and began making some calls. He first determined that while a horse could be had for $1,000, it would be nearly impossible for a family of modest means living in a small apartment to actually afford to keep it. So then Stanton called Rumis mother and proposed an idea. After talking, both the mother and Stanton had agreed that now would be a really good time for something good to happen to Rumi. Stanton posted his idea on his Humans of New York Facebook page a plan to raise $7,000 to send Rumi and his family on an all-expense paid trip to a dude ranch in Colorado. On the ranch, Rumi would even have his own horse for the entire week. Stanton posted a link to a fundraising website and kicked in $300 of his own money to get things started, asking if anyone else could afford to toss a few coins into the cowboy hat. The $7,000 was raised in just 15 minutes. Within an hour it was over $20,000. By the end of the day, it had topped out at more than $32,000. The Observationsu remaining funds will be donated to Equestria, a New Yorkbased organization dedicated to providing riding lessons to children with disabilities. This organization does tons of good, and holds a special place in the hearts of Rumi and his parents, Stanton said. Well over a thousand people donated money to make a dream come true for a six-year-old boy they dont know and would never even meet. I know that corporations do good things in the world, not the least of which is to provide a living for millions of people. But corporations cant shed tears of sheer happiness over a dream come true for a six-year-old boy. Only real people can do that. Only real people would. We dont know the suffering of others; we probably dont even know the struggles of our neighbors. Everywhere you look there are problems, sadness and misery. But alongside and beyond that there is beauty and compassion, the kind that helps to mitigate the fear and the tears. That is something only people possess. That is something that we can do for each other. We can look beyond ourselves and see others for what they are: people just like us. Ride on, Rumi. Your dreamcome-true has caused some tears to fall, but they are the good kind, the kind that pulls deep feelings and reminds us that we are all in this together. It reminds us of our humanity, something that only we as people can have. P.S.: Why no photo of Rumi and his mother? Because hes just a kid with a family trying to get by. Stanton asked his followers to at most just give them a smile and a nod if they recognize them in the city. You can meet him on the Humans of New York Facebook page. And speaking of Stanton, his Humans of New York book will be out this fall.USF student veteran finishes nearly 4,000 mile cross-country bicycle journeyFor the past two months shes traveled thousands of miles, from coast to coast, through about a dozen states, but Kiersten Downs hasnt driven a car or hopped on an airplane. The University of South Florida student and Iraq war veteran has experienced the entire journey by riding her bicycle. On Aug. 5, she crossed the finish line in Washington, DC, having raised more than $50,000 for Student Veterans of America. Downs is currently a PhD student in anthropology at USF. She started in San Francisco in early June, raising money and awareness for SVA, a national organization dedicated to providing veterans with the resources and support to make a successful transition from the military to campus life. Gnats be gone!A great way to repel gnats in the summer is the use of vanilla. Mix vanilla extract with a little water and dab it around your neck, eyes, etc. You will smell nice to people but bad to gnats.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 11 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.comACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Khushi Dhaliwal, MD Khushi Dhaliwal, MD Board Certified Board Certified Family Medicine Family Medicine OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Thursday May 30 Thursday May 30 10:00am 10:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm Refreshments Refreshments served served TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS TAMPA BAY FAMILY PHYSICIANS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Adult Primary Care Adult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health) (Mens & Womens Health) Accepts Most Insurances & Medicare Accepts Most Insurances & Medicare Same Day Appointment Evening Hours Weekend Hours Same Day Appointment Evening Hours Weekend Hours Mon Mon Wed 8am Wed 8am 5pm, Thurs 8am 5pm, Thurs 8am 7pm, Fri 8am 7pm, Fri 8am 3pm, Sat 9am 3pm, Sat 9am 1pm 1pm Call Today! (813) 633 Call Today! (813) 633 2000 2000 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Board Certied A rough few weeks on Hillsborough County roadsBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netIt has been a rough few weeks on Hillsborough County highways. On Saturday, seven people were injured in an 11-vehicle pile up that included a semi-truck on I-75 near the Brandon exit. A week earlier, also on I-75, a motorist lost control of her vehicle near the Ruskin / Sun City Center exit and collided with three motorcycles, two riders of which sustained serious injuries. There were no injuries on Tuesday, July 30, but more than a few people in Apollo Beach, Mira Bay and Ruskin may have experienced a loss of electricity and internet service when a blown tire on a dump truck caused the truck to careen off the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 41, striking a TECO power pole before finally coming to a rest on its side well up a landscaped embankment near Mira Bay. The power lines landed on the highway, along with fiber optic lines providing internet service to Brighthouse customers. The driver of the truck, Mahadeo Roopnarine MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSA tow-truck driver begins the difficult process of removing a large dump truck from a landscaped embankment near Mira Bay on U.S. Highway 41 on July 30. The crash was caused by a blown tire and brought down power and fiber optic internet lines. Downed power and internet lines on the northbound side at U.S. 41 and 12th Street NE.from AR & Sons Trucking in Palmetto, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. He was not cited for the accident, which occurred at 4:13 p.m., and created a backup for homebound rush hour commuters. The Florida Highway Patrol estimated damage to the truck at $20,000, damage to the TECO power lines and pole at $30,000, damage to the landscaping at Mira Bay at $1,200 and damage to the Brighthouse Fiber Optic lines at $10,000. Har d Surfaces Stor ewide!

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12 AUGUST 8, 2013 People arent always tuned into buying the healthy food choices and they also perceive that buying healthy is more expensive, when in reality it can be the opposite, Lawson continued. Fast food has its place in the American diet. But you cant eat it everyday. Not even the companies would suggest people eat it every day. Over the past weekend, Hydro Harvest Farms was selling bananas for 25 cents a pound. Fresh lettuce was available simply by cutting it off a hydroponics tower. There were fresh tomatoes on a display and okra and eggplant were also growing outside. The closer you can get to buying your food from the food source, the more nutrients it has in it, Lawson said. If you come to Hydro Harvest Farms and say you want lettuce you wont see it in a cooler here. I tell people its right out there in that field, lets go cut some. And this lettuce, if you soak it in ice water when you get home, it will still be fresh over three weeks from now. A head of lettuce in a store might have been picked two weeks ago. Im not knocking grocery stores, we need grocery stores, but the closer you get to the food source, the better. Lawson said the discount would basically wipe out their profit for the month. But his communitybased outlook goes beyond profit. We are basically giving it all away for the month of August, he said. We cant afford to do it year around but we can afford to do it for a month. Over the course of the year, Hydro Harvest Farms also offers free community events. They even offer a free picnic area for people to use no purchase required. Were just starting our eighth year this season, Lawson said. We do a lot of events throughout the year. In October we have a huge pumpkin patch, with two truckloads of pumpkins. If parents want to come here to just take pictures, thats fine with us. You dont have to buy anything. We try to give each child a small pumpkin during the Boofest Halloween party. If you want a bigger pumpkin, you can buy one but you dont have to. Lawson also bears a more than passing resemblance to a wellknown seasonal figure. If you take a look at me, you can guess that in December Santa Claus comes around several times. My wife says that Santa is really here every day if you look. People can come here to take pictures with Santa, it doesnt cost anything, and you dont have to buy anything. John and Terrie Lawson are playing Santa in August, with the gift of healthy food, particularly for those in need. And for their customers who do not have an EBT/SNAP account, the couple is providing a 50 percent off coupon good for the month of August to anyone who has signed up for their newsletter via their website at www.hydroharvestfarms.com. The EBT discount, the reasons for it are obvious, Lawson said. But for our regular customers that subscribe to our newsletter about 8,200 people at the bottom of that weekly email, there is a coupon included. If they are not on EBT and they print the coupon, they can get the discount, too. Inside the Hydro Harvest Farms stand on Shell Point Road are a variety of fruits and vegetables and a number of goods made on site, including their amazing strawberry and jalapeo jam.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOHydro Harvestu u

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AUGUST 8, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) AUGUST UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Thu 08: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 09: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 12: CHA CHA DANCING NO CLASSES SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES DURING AUGUST UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Tue 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 14: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 15: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 16: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 19: CHA CHA DANCING NO CLASSES SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES DURING AUGUST UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Tue 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 21: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) CREDIT BUILDING (W ITH BMO HARRIS B ANK) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm 2 to 3 pm Thu 22: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR 9:30 to 10:30 am 2 to 4 pm Fri 23: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 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 Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes HU RRICAN E PREPA REDN ESS SEMINA R Hosted by JSA, Bay News 9, Home Depot, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, South Bay Hospital Master Certified Technicians Lic# MVS51635 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 Talking to your Technician Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Come meetSEAN COLLINSSean has been with us since April 2013. He is our Energizer Bunny! $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars They also sell hydroponics to allow almost anyone to become a farmer on a small scale. According to Lawson, with one four tier hydroponics tower, a family would never have to buy another head of lettuce again. But according to Lawson, with hydroponics virtually anything can be grown; so dont grow all lettuce, as the end result could be twenty heads of lettuce ready for harvest all at once. Although August may be a slow time for farming, it is a busy time for Lawson who also helps to set Hydro Harvestu MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSJohn Lawson with some okra that is currently growing on his nearly one-acre farm. In that small space, due to hydroponics he is able to grow produce equivalent to a six-acre farm.up school gardens. We had a teacher, we put a big garden for her, Lawson related. She and her fourth grade class grew the vegetables, they picked the vegetables and then on Fridays they would set up a little farmers market to sell to the parents and teachers. The money they raised was used to open up a savings account and then whenever they needed supplies for their garden, they would use their savings account. She won the Governors award for economic excellence with that project. The Governors award was sponsored by Publix and it was all done with a hydroponic garden that we put in. The Lawsons one-acre farm in Ruskin has the equivalent production of a six-acre farm. Customers can pick their vegetables right off the hydroponics towers and inside the stand are other fruits and vegetables, along with several varieties of goods made on site, including an incredible strawberryjalapeo jam. It may not be a large grocery store but there is no way to get fresher food. You can look out and see exactly where your food comes from. The big focus would be the lack of proper nutrition and in our small way were trying to emphasize that better things can be had at a local level and affordably, Lawson said. Obviously on a personal level, we hope that we gain a few more customers but even if they dont come here, as long they are buying local, buying from any farm stands, we think that would be a plus. John Lawson is a big man with a big, hearty laugh on a small farm. He is a man with an even bigger heart. Perhaps Johns wife, Terrie, is right: Santa just might be there every day if you take the time to look.Hydro Harvest Farms is located at 1101 East Shell Point Road. During the summer, the stand is closed on Mondays and Tuesday. After Labor Day and during the winter months, it is open seven days a week. For more information, visit www. hydroharvestfarms.com

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14 AUGUST 8, 2013 855.289.7725 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. Restrictions apply, call for details. FREE DEMONSTRATION of the latest hearing aids from Siemens featuring micon technology, plus well show you how they work with your cell phone and Bluetooth. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Now is the perfect time to restore your hearing, renew your spirit and reclaim your condence with from HearUSA. For people who want to hear better. Make it an Endless Summer! 130701 HearUSA Endless Summer Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 8-8_02.indd 1 7/15/13 11:11 AM Dozens of children and their parents were able to channel their inner Max last weekend as the Glazer Childrens Museum in Tampa brought some of the characters of Maurice Sendaks Where the Wild Things Are to life, earning hugs, high fives and some good old fashioned wild thing fun. The 1963 book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. The museum offered children hats similar to that worn by Max during the time he joined the wild things in temporarily becoming a wolf (I wanted to, but didnt, ask if the hats were also available to adults). The Glazer Childrens Museum offers a near-endless array of exhibits and activities for both children and parents. Coming up this weekend is the Back to School Fair with speakers, workshops, crafts, balloon art and more. The museum is located at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. For more information, visit their website at www.glazermuseum.orgWild Things roam Childrens MuseumMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS The worlds cutest toddler dances with a Wild Thing come to life from Maurice Sendaks ever-popular book, Where the Wild Things Are, at the Glazer Childrens Museum in downtown Tampa on Saturday. Even the staff got into the act.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 15 I WILL HEARBETTERTHIS YEAR $500 OFF an AGX5, 7, or 9 twodevice hearing system.Cannot be combined with other promotional oers. Expires 8 / 31 / 13 SUN CITY CENTER 813.642.7197 772 Cortaro Dr www.manateehearing.comPhysician-based hearing care since 1974 We oer the latest hearing aid technology and styles to t all budgets and lifestyles. Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERAT T NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 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 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 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? HELP PREVENT BREAK-INS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN85% of forced entries are through a door. It takes less than 10 seconds to kick in a door. An experienced thief is gone in less than 5 minutes.Turn YOUR Door into a SECURITY Door!Visit ARMORCONCEPTS.COM Our patented and proven products are installed in countless apartment complexes and homes across the U.S. and Canada.SECURITY doesnt need to cost a lot. It just needs to WORK!Pricing for a standard wood framed door is$69 Do-It-Yourself (DIY), or $149 installedPolice Tested and Recommended!FOR DETAILS and VIDEO CALL: 813-419-4914DOOR SECURITY DIVISION, ALL-PRO HOME INVENTORY, LLC 2314 Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center, FL 33573 Last month, a regular visitor to the Chamber made a comment that got my attention, and not in a good way. He said the Chamber is only here for the businesses and we dont care about the quality of life of the residents. I was rather surprised, as we work hard to assist the community in every way possible. Then it dawned on me we do a lot, but nobody knows it! In the lobby of our Chamber is a framed copy of our mission statement. It reads: The mission of the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote commercial, professional, financial and general business interests in the Sun City Center area and to promote the general interests and welfare of the community. On a daily basis, we strive to achieve that mission through the support and promotion of our member businesses. The first part of the mission statement is a nobrainer. If we assist and work with our local businesses, they in turn provide a better quality of life for our residents. The second part of the statement, however, is equally important. It is our responsibility and our privilege to promote the general interests and welfare of the community. With that in mind, I think its time to let you know what we do. We have several charitable, project and support groups that utilize our facilities regularly for free. We host weekly meetings of AA and OA. Groups such as the Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad, Critter Area Rescue Effort, and the Community Emergency Rescue Team hold their meetings here. Weve given the use of our banquet room to groups hosting four Wish-U-Well fundraisers for members of our community who were in need after a serious accident or illness. Weve also held three funerals for friends we loved dearly. Chamber staff, volunteers and members have given of their time and money to Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), the Alzheimers Association, Toys for Tots and most recently the Security Patrols collection of school supplies. We sell dining books for Kiwanis and collect cat food for the South Shore Felines. At our spring trade show and fall business expo, we give charitable and community service organizations free space. We also allow our local churches to sell coffee and food to raise money for their projects. Being an active participant in the promotion of the Sun City Center lifestyle is crucial to our mission and we take it very seriously. If there is a way the Chamber can assist your non-profit service organization, come by and visit. Lets put our heads together and see how we can help each other. We are proud of our mission at the Chamber, and we hope you will work with us to achieve it. Together, we can do more.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Were not all business

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16 AUGUST 8, 2013 Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! 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. 2New Brunch includes a FREE MIMOSA every Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Silverliners to meet on Aug. 22The members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Dr. in Tampa, on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed, 813671-3078, or Janice Henry, 813837-4312. 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, Aug. 8 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Queen of Hearts 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 4:30 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 Crew Games in Lounge, 6 p.m. free hot dogs. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Music by Chuck Cobbs 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. 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. Chase Chase is a handsome Lab mix that was found with brother Rocky, abandoned on the streets of Ruskin. His rough start hasnt affected his love for people. He also seems to like other dogs. Chase has started obedience training at the shelter and is doing great! He has come a long way since he first arrived at C.A.R.E. but is still a work in progress. He would do best in a home with only older children. Wont you open your home and heart to him? As part of Chases adoption, he has been neutered, microchipped and brought current on his shots. DOB: December 2, 2011.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG WolfieWolfie is a dark gray tabby kitten with white chest who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Nip, Tuck and Buddy. His mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Angie. Wolfie loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, and is quite a charmer but he would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this handsome guy and tuck him into that home. Wolfie has been spayed and microchipped and is current on his shots. DOB: Sept. 2, 2012. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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AUGUST 8, 2013 17 www.PacificaSunCity.com 3855 Upper Creek Drive Sun C ity Center, FL 33573 Assisted Living License #: 7290 Did you say cataracts o r C a di llacs? Friday, August 16, 2013 12:00 pmListen to an im portant talk from Dr Ed Hu ggett, a low vision expert, about what y ou can do to protect y our vision a nd enjoy a buffet lunch.RSVP by Thursda y, August 15th (813) 938-2261 Sea ting is Limited CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.Tear out the old... install new, We do it all!We Will Beat Any Written Estimate with this couponCALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454Sun City Center References Available 24-HOUR TOWINGFree Diagnostics Free Towing to shop if we do repairs SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE SPECIAL$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$19958 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.813-645-7653 (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachBRAKE SERVICE$9999PER AXLE. Includes replacing pads, shoes and turning rotors. OIL CHANGE$19995 qts. 5w30 or 5w20 Oil. 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/Better Care An expertly restored and artfully updated 1948 Lincoln Continental convertible owned by Jack Layer of Ruskin has been voted the August Cruiser of the Month for the Roamin Oldies car club. It is his first collectible car and a spectacular introduction to the hobby for Jack, who acquired it just a month ago. The exclusive and costly Continental was automotive royalty, and Jacks car looks just like it did when it was manufactured 65 years ago. But now it is driven by a 460 cubic-inch V8 engine and an automatic transmission Its also fitted out with amenities not offered in 1948, including power steering, windows and seats, cruise control and air conditioning. The Roamin Oldies host a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a rain date the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants, who vote to select the cruiser of the month. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars typically take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Sun City Center Funeral Home. For information, call Chet at 813-842-1511. Elegant Continental is Cruiser of the MonthHillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents inter ested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board but may only serve on one board at a time. All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in September or October 2013. The forms are available in the Commissioners reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-2725826; or on the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org. Click on the Government link on the top of the page, then the Boards and Committees sublink. The Questionnaire for County Appointments is in the middle of the page, along with the Standards of Conduct form. The forms can be filled out and printed, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered, or mailed. All forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the questionnaire. If you apply to a board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization form, which also is available on the webpage listed above. The boards and councils that have openings are: Officers Appeals and Examiners sory Board Florida, Inc. Grant Program/Grant Review Committee ments, Appeals and Examiners justment, Appeals and Examiners Advisory Committee County needs volunteers for citizen boards and councils South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. The Lodge will be closed for renovations Aug. 11 through 25. An outside firm has been hired to deep-clean and paint the kitchen. Help is needed for painting and cleaning in the Lodge room. A signup sheet is provided in the lounge. Monday, Aug. 26 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Stuffed Cabbage with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.

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18 AUGUST 8, 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 Mary Alyce Willis GrafMary Alyce Willis Graf, a native of Ruskin, lived a beautiful life of 77 years and passed away on July 18, 2013 in Sylva, North Carolina. She was a lifelong member of the Ruskin United Methodist Church. Her early school years were spent in Ruskin. Following graduation from Wimauma High School, she attended Massey Business College, which qualified her to become an executive secretary. She worked as a long-term employee of USPP/Gardenier. She was an active member of the Ruskin Womans Club. She was preceded in death by her grandparents George and Artie Simmons, and Josiah and Alyce Willis; mother and father Henry and Wilhelmina Willis, all pioneering families of the area; and her husband Ronald E. Graf. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Shelyne and Jeff Learn; brother and sister-in-law John and Polly Willis; sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Bill Clark; aunt Winafred Gardner; three grandchildren, one great-grandson, two stepchildren and two step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Ruskin United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Willis Youth Camp Scholarship Fund. Donations should be sent to the Ruskin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 745, Ruskin, FL 33575. She was loved and will be missed by all. Phyllis Miltner HunttingPhyllis Miltner Huntting, 94, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2013, at her residence in Sun City Center. Phyllis was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 4, 1919. She was the daughter of Leona and Philip Phalsgraff. She is survived by her sons Jerry, Jim, Jeff, Joel, Jack and Jay Miltner; and daughters Mary Miltner Hancock and Mildred Miltner Pearce. All her children reside in Florida. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren. Phyllis is survived by three sisters, Anne Schneider, Joy Kovar, and Suzette Phalsgraff. She Murray Parker NicolMurray Parker Nicol, 94, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away at Sun City Center Hospice House on July 5, 2013. Murray was born in Honor, Mich. on October 22, 1918. He was preceded in death by his parents Lucien and Corinne; brother Robert and sister Alice. A World War II veteran, he served in the European Theater. Murray was married to Norma Harriet Nicol for 68 years. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Cleveland Oh. until he and his wife retired to Ruskin, Fla. He was a Past Master of Thatcher F & AM 439 in Cleveland, Oh. He was also an active member of the Nottingham Chapter of the O. E. S. and served as Worthy Patron in the 1960s. He is survived by wife Norma Harriet; daughter Sandra (Sandi) Rupert and son-in-law Mark Rupert; son Craig; grandchildren Stacey Bram, Amanda Nicol and Zachary Nicol; and greatgrandson Alex Bram. A memorial service will be held at Ruskin United Methodist Church, 105 4th Ave. NW in Ruskin on Saturday, August 10 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ruskin United Methodist Church Memorial Fund are suggested. Irma ReatherfordIrma Reatherford, 89, of Ruskin, Florida went home to the Lord on July 27, 2013. She is survived by sons Ron and Jim; daughter Sandy Maloney; brother Orville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased in 1961 by her husband Gene. She will be remembered for her strong Christian faith. A Celebration of Life will be held at the National Cremation and Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave. in Ruskin on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen in Irmas memory. For online donations, go to www.komensuncoast.org. Tribute cards may be sent to Sandy Maloney, 1605 Bunker Hill Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Prince of Peace helps support New Mexico Mission DioceseOn July 28, Prince of Peace Catholic Church hosted its annual Diocese of St. Petersburg Missionary Cooperation Appeal. This year, the parish was asked to financially support the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, which is one of the largest and most impoverished Roman Catholic dioceses within the U.S. Fr. Benjamin Onwumelu preached at all Masses about the needs of his diocese, particularly highlighting the ways the diocese provides services to the Navajo Nation. In total, the parishioners of Prince of Peace were able to contribute more than $7,000 to the Diocese of Gallup.was preceded in death by brother Phillip Phalsgraff and granddaughter, Deborah Ann Cole. Phyllis previous husbands Gerard G. Miltner for 51 years and Craig Huntting for 13 years both preceded her in death. Phyllis lived in Hillsborough County for more than 50 years. She was always surrounded by family and friends. She loved to dance and was an avid performer best known as Miss Piggy, entertaining children and adults. A Celebration of Life will be held at Aston Gardens on Emerald Lake Drive in Sun City Center on Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory should be made to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center. One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: When I grow up I want to do what you do. Please do it better! Often when we observe someone doing something, we can see many ways to improve their work. It only seems natural that we can always discover ways for others to improve on what they are doing. It is much easier for me to want to improve or change someone actually anyone other than myself. Jesus said, Judge not, and He wondered how we could see the speck in our brothers eye in spite of the log that was in our own eye. One sure way to improve the quality of our lives is to turn them over to Jesus and to measure whatever we do by what He has done. When He imparts His wisdom in our minds, implants His strength into our bodies, instills His truth in our hearts, endows our hearts with His love, we will be so busy doing His work that we wont have time to criticize others.Fall studies at South BayThe womens ministry 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. 10. A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place (updated edition) is a 10-week study. The two hour classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Workbook is $15. Information and registration is available in the church lobby or by email to faith@southbay.cc The mens ministry will begin their study of the popular book Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Join them weekly as they take a deeper look at what it means to be a completely, committed, follower of Jesus. Register at info@southbay.cc or in the church lobby. Both studies are open to all men and women in the area. Childcare is available upon registration for a $5 donation per family per week. Space is limited so register soon. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Visit their website at www.SouthBay.cc or call the office at 813-677-0721.

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AUGUST 8, 2013 19 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 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 Trinity Baptist Church continues with expansion projectTrinity Baptist Church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony after the worship service on Aug. 4 to celebrate the completion of the new drive-thru. The church has outgrown its present facility and has a three-phase expansion plan in place. Phase I was the expansion of the parking lot, with 103 additional parking spaces. Phase II was the recently completed drive-thru, which allows traffic to flow both ways, and phase III will be a 10,000-squarefoot, threestory building addition, which will add classrooms, restrooms, meeting rooms, offices and a new choir room. Trinity Baptist Church is located at 702 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813-634-4228. United Community Church donates Backpacks of HopeLinda Shaw, right, executive assistant at Metropolitan Ministries and member of UCC, discusses the importance of Backpacks of Hope with Paula Lickfeldt. The backpacks are each filled with donated school supplies, then given to children all over Hillsborough County. UCC collected 26 backpacks that were filled with pencils, crayons, tissues, glue sticks, markers, tablets and other items. In addition to a large amount of supplies donated that will be put into backpacks collected in other places, the congregation donated more than $1000 to buy more such useful items. 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Telling signs that your older cat is experiencing cognitive dysfunction can include spatial disorientation, diminished playfulness, excessive sleeping, long periods of staring into space or walls, and prolonged seemingly unprompted vocalization. Your veterinarian can prescribe some medications that might ease the symptoms. Church holds back-to-school eventThe Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship, located at 7732 Gibsonton Drive, Gibsonton, FL is hosting a FREE back-to-school event on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. The event will include free hair cuts, school supplies, healthy eating tips from health professionals, school success tips from certified teachers, snow cones, popcorn, hotdogs, and food for the soul. For more information, call 813677-8600.Friendship Baptist offers Saturday moviesFriendship Baptist Church in Sun City Center has announced the schedule for its series of Saturday movies: Aug. 31 The Note Sept. 28 The Way Back Home Oct. 28 Natalies Rose All movies start at 5 p.m. at the Church, located at 1511 El Ranco Dr. in SCC. For more information, call 813633-5950. St. Andrew ministers to members who moveThirty-five friends and members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church recently rented a bus to visit Ruth Illingworth, a longtime active member of the church who moved close to Fort Lauderdale to be near her family. The group, many of whom had not had time to say good-bye to her in Sun City Center, spent the day visiting and dining with her at Dennys Restaurant. After lunch the group participated in a church service, with sermonette and communion, led by St. Andrew Pastor Mark Salmon in a beautiful little Presbyterian Church. The guest of honor ended the day by saying, I have been so blessed to know all of you. St. Andrew is a caring church located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.Prince of Peace installs hearing loop systemOn July 20, Prince of Peace Catholic Church unveiled a new hearing assistance system which provides parishioners with hear ing loss the ability to hear more clearly during liturgical services. The new loop system, installed by Complete Hearing Solutions, is designed to transmit sound directly into ones hearing aids or cochlear implants rather than making parishioners depend on the loudspeakers. In order to receive the transmission, parishioners and visitors must manually activate the T-coil setting on their hearing assistance devices. For more information, contact Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 813-634-2328 or visit its website at www.popcc.org. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:19-21

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AUGUST 8, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 MERCHANDISE300 312 ESTST AT TE SSALESS 312 eESTa A TeE SaleALES MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 105 PeERSONalALLocal Artist NNeeded August 31st. Free to display your art. Entry fee to sell. Riverview. Richard Brown. 813-503-9744PaintingTTimeOOut Home school & virtual students. Art classes. 813-892-7235 260 pePETS 310 GaGARaAGeE/Ya ARD SaleSALE Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibson ton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-6710036 to donateAbove TThe RRest Winner of 2 gold awards. Post cards $1 each. All glassware 30% off. Friday & Saturday, Aug. 9 & 10. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. 310 GaARaAGeE/ ya YARD SaleALEGarage sale. SCC. 810 El Rancho P.B. westerns & much more. Aug. 8, 9, 10. 8am-1pm, 312 eESTa A TeE SaleALES 312 eESTa A TeE SaleALES ortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515scForeTrailmate Joyrider 3 wheel bike. Must sell due to health. Purchased 5 months ago for $400. Will sell for $300. 813-938-5028 Quickie wheel chair $300. Free style electric wheel chair $500. AT-1 Armored safe $150. 6ft Christmas tree decorated. $150. 813-672-2020 395 Wa ANTeED TT O BUyYAdjustable twin side bed Craftmatic 39w with mattress, used. Will buy now. Call 813-641-3410 410 BOaA TS1998 Cobia 194, CC, 115hp Yahama, OB, canvas cover, Performance trailer. $5,200. 813-633-0139 425 SlSLIpPS OR SSTORaAGeESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com 455 AUTOMObBIleLES2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP turbo 5-speed convertible, black in & out, garaged, excellent condition, 24,800 miles. $17,000. 207-416-3322Find what youre looking for in the NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Curio Cabinet, Mediterranean-style Matching Living Room Set, Lamp Tables, Coffee Table, Kitchen Table w/ Chairs, Lamp w/Table, Computer Desk, Bookcases, Sofa Table, Bedroom Furniture, Patio Table w/ Chairs, Household, Miscellaneous and Garage Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. Please dont miss our other sale this weekend at 1817 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. August 9 & 10 See You There! 1201 Peridot Lane(off New Bedford Dr.) Sun City CenterFRIDAY & SA TU RDAY August 9th & 10th7a.m. NOON NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents include: Nice Camelback Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Leather La-Z-Boy Recliner, Victorian Parlor Chair, Antiques & Collectibles, Amish Fireplace, Antique Chest of Drawers, Singer Sewing Machine, China, Teapots, Teacups & Saucers, Doll Collection, Kitchenware, Glassware, Rolltop Desk, Computer Desk, Wicker Patio Furniture, Household & Garage Items, Small Deep Chest Freezer, Refrigerator, Jewelry, And More.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. Please dont miss our other sale this weekend at 1201 Peridot Lane off New Bedford Dr. August 9 & 10 See You There!1817 North Pebble Beach Blvd.Sun City Center FRIDAY & SATURDAY August 9th & 10th7 a.m. NOON Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver Tort & Ti s U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTED APPRAISALS GIVENCall for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential. Sun City Center, FL(813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch Out for Counterfeit Coins Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store OPE NINGSOON!No donations accepted until we are in our new building.813-641-7790 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 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: NAN CYES MOVI NG SALE1530 Ft. Duquesna Dr. SCCAugust 9th & 10th7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Annes Estate Sales 1834 Del Webb East SCCFriday & Saturday Aug. 9th & 10th7 am 12 p m(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Queen bedrm suite, dining rm table w/chairs, sofa, leather recliner, dinette table w/chairs, wingback chair, entertainment center, full bed, liquor cabinet, bookcases, Ethan Allen china hutch. Collectibles: Tandberg reel-to-reel recorder/ player, antique dishes, Franciscan china Desert Roses, Lenox. Tools: Wheelbarrow, extension and step ladders, lots of hand tools. Misc: Safe, Schwinn ladies and mens bikes, file cabinets, garage cabinets & shelving, household and kitchen.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com Cell: 382-7536 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News

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