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T HE O BSERVER N EWS www.ObserverNews.net September 26, 2013 Volume 57 Number 36 PRST STD PAID RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Florida texting and driving ban goes into effect Oct. 1 Some claim victory to a dangerous practice, others complain the law is too weak. State officials have generally been quiet about the whole thing. MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTO It is estimated that 4,500 accidents in Florida in 2012 were related to cell phone use while driving. On Oct. 1, texting while driving will be illegal in Florida, with some exceptions and a relatively small fine. By Q MITCH T RAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net According to Distraction.Gov, a U.S. Government website dedicated to educating the public about distracted driving, particularly cell phone use and texting while driving, at any given moment in America, 660,000 drivers are using a cell phone or an electronic device while hurtling down roads filled with traffic, bicycle riders, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Despite increasing public campaigns to stop texting and driving, that statistic has held steady since 2010. On Oct. 1, Florida will become the 41st state to ban the practice of texting while driving. Some have labeled the ban as a first step, others have described the new law as weak and difficult to enforce, but for those who still text and drive, the fact remains that, at least while a vehicle is in motion, it will be illegal for a driver to send a text message, with some exceptions. At this time, the state of Florida appears to be making little effort to educate the public about the new law, beyond plans to post warnings about texting and driving on overhead freeway message signs. Last week, overhead signs on Bay Area freeways were telling drivers that text messages can wait, don’t text and drive. Most commuters on Tampa Bay area freeways have witnessed the effects of texting and driving but for a vivid image, simply talk to almost any motorcyclist. Driving a more vulnerable vehicle that requires intense concentration on the road and surrounding traffic, bikers are witnesses to the erratic behavior of drivers distracted not only by texting, but also by those simply talking on the phone while at the wheel. Swerving across lanes, speeding up and slowing down are a frequent sight on area highways, and are indicators of a driver that is not entirely focused on the task of maneuvering a large, heavy vehicle amongst other vehicles on the road. According to Distraction.Gov, sending or reading a text message while driving removes a driver’s focus on the road and surroundings for an average of 4.6 seconds, or roughly the equivalent of driving the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour entirely blind. Approximately twenty percent of teenage drivers and 10 percent of parents have admitted to having multi-text extended text conversations C ontinued on page 7 X South County Job Fair targets local unemployed By Q KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net Hundreds of locals are expected to turn out this week for a job fair aimed at relieving local unemployment. The South County Job Fair is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 27 at the Hillsborough Community College South Shore campus, 551 24th St. NE in Ruskin. The job fair is being held in association with the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Hillsborough Community College South Shore campus and Hillsborough County. “With the challenges that we are all facing with the economy, the most important thing that we can do in county government is to help our unemployed or under employed citizens to find jobs,” said Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman who is hosting the fair. “When more people are working, more people are saving and spending money at local businesses, and the economy will continue to improve,” said Murman. There are few areas in the county that have been hit harder by unemployment than South County, Murman believes. “It’s critical that we get people back to work,” said Murman whose district includes large swathes of South County west of Interstate 75 as well as sections of northwest Hillsborough. She was first elected in 2010. As well as founding the South County Job Fair, where more than 30 employers and vendors met with nearly 250 job seekers last year, Murman also spearheaded the Hillsborough County Small Business Job Creation Program, which has put more than 115 people back to work and given nearly 70 of these businesses more resources to help keep their doors open. Tanya Doran knows the unemployment picture in South County all too well. “There are still quite a few people out there looking for work. We have people who regularly come seeking employment and these are people with great qualifications,” said the executive director of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. While the chamber encourages local C ontinued on page 3 X At Apollo Beach Elementary: Peace, blowing in the wind On Friday, students at Apollo Beach Elementary School joined millions of other children across the nation in the Pinwheels for Peace project, creating a large peace sign on the school’s front lawn from pinwheels. All 630 of the school’s children took part in the project. Pinwheels for Peace isn’t a political statement, according to organizers “A pinwheel is a childhood symbol — it reminds us of a time when things were simple, joyful, peaceful.” The project also hopes to detract from a world in which war and violence often dominate television and the media. Last year, approximately four million pinwheels were placed as part of the effort. See more on page 15. PHOTO BY LARRY B RIGANT BBQ Bash is a hit! Recently JSA Medical Group hosted more than 1,000 locals at a BBQ Bash to celebrate its grand re-opening featuring their newly remodeled exterior with a carport canopy for patient drop-off. Above, Darlene Meadows of Kings Point leads a line dancing class. The event boasted entertainment by local favorites, The Front Porch Pickers, and class demonstrations of line and salsa dancing. Radio station WTIS 1110AM featured a remote broadcast during the event. Catering was covered by Bubba Q’s. Local vendors also participated including the Home Depot, Taco Bell, Curves SCC, AAA The Auto Club Group, and DaVita Dialysis.

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2 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013WARREN RESEN Member of NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) | W630@aol.comLONG BEACH, CAWith much fanfare, the Queen Mary arrived in Long Beach Harbor in December 1967 to begin its well-deserved retirement after 30 years as the premiere luxury liner sailing the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. The conversion to change Queen Mary from an oceangoing luxury liner to a floating hotel, tourist attraction and venue for special events began almost immediately upon its arrival. The retired Queen of the Seas opened to the public at her now permanent home in 1971 and more than 50 million visitors have since walked its decks. In case you were wondering, the R.M.S in the title means Royal Mail Ship. 50 million visitors later: Shes still the Queen of the SeasAuthor and photographer with Commodore Hoard.JEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOSOn the foward deck is a reminder that the Queen Mary was used during WWII to transport troops. The ship, however, was never attacked. The Queen Mary represents another age when the only way to cross the pond was by ship and the most luxurious ship was the Queen Mary. She was the fastest on the transatlantic route and the epitome of elegance. As a member of Historic Hotels of America, the Queen Marys management has pledged to preserve the authentic ity of this treasure.A brief timeline: The birth of the Queen Mary was a long and laborious process. Plans to build her were drawn in 1926. Construction began in 1930 but was suspended in 1931 because of the Great Depression. Eventually work resumed and the ship was made ready for launch ing in 1934 even before the en gines, superstructure and interiors were added. Englands King George V made the opening speech and his wife, Queen Mary, announced that the ship would henceforth be called guess what? Her Majesty Queen Mary then launched her namesake by breaking the traditional bottle of wine against the ships prow. Interestingly, the ships namesake The Queen Mary has been permanently docked in Long Beach, CA, since its arrival in 1967. The Queen Marys wheel house is a stunning sight. Sunday brunch in the Grand Salon.never took passage on the Queen Mary during its time at sea. Todays mega cruise ships, mostly traveling in circles, with a complement of up to 5,000 guests and a myriad of onboard enter tainment resemble nothing less than floating theme parks. Cur rent sea-going passengers would understandably view the Queen Mary and its accommodations as quaint, lacking the glitz they have come to expect. But the vener able Queen Mary had something missing in our modern society ELEGANCE. First Class was just what the words meantFIRST CLASS. This aura permeated throughout the ship no matter what class you traveled. When she entered service, the Queen Mary was the most luxuri ous cruise liner in the world. With its Art Deco designs, paintings and sculpture, the entire ship was a floating art gallery. She was also known as the Ship of Beautiful Woods. Throughout the ship, 56 dif ferent varieties of wood veneers were used for decoration and design. Many of the woods are rare and probably have never been seen by most people. Some woods are so rare they will prob ably never be used again in public displays of creativity. The Queen Marys maiden voyage took place in May 1936, traveling from Southampton, England to New York City. She quickly became the most popular liner plying the North Atlantic, but it was to be a relatively brief run until after WWII ended. England declared war on Ger many in May 1939. The Queen Mary was detained in New York

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SATURDAY NIGHT All you can eat Fish Fry ................................................... $9.99 SUNDAY NFL GAME DAY Your Favorite Teams on 12 TVs Game Day Buet ........................................................... $7.00813-641-8792HOURS: 11 a.m. 11 p.m. Monday thru Thursday Saturday, Oct. 510 a.m. to 5 p.m. BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes Events are made possible by the following partners working together to bring arts to our local community:The 6th Annual Ruskin Big Draw 2013Big Draw International Day Sat., Oct. 5, 2013Big Draw Extravaganza at Firehouse Cultural Center 3:00-7:00 p.m. 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE $1000 Off TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Shopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car!Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILS Sweetbay sale expected by 4th quarterjob-seekers to use their networks of family, friends and former coworkers, and directs them to local job websites, a trip to the Workforce Alliance is also suggested. And not only for potential employees. We highly encourage employ ers who have openings or may have openings in the next few months to work with the Alliance. They not only have training pro grams but they also offer incen tives for employers. They do a lot penny@observernews.netFollowing internal rumors and some media reports that Sweetbay stores have been sold, its not happening anytime soon. As of Sept. 19, the process was still in the regulatory stages with the Federal Trade Commission, according to spokespersons from both Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC the intended buyer and Sweetbays home offices in Tampa. On May 28, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, owner of Winn Dixie grocery stores and several other chains, subject to regulatory approval, announced plans to buy 72 Sweetbay stores, as well as Harveys and Reids stores, all of which are part of the Delhaize America group, said Brian Wright, vice president of communications for Bi-Lo in a telephone interview Sept. 18. Subject to regulatory review and approval, Bi-Lo will acquire 72 Sweetbay stores, plus leases for 10 prior Sweetbay locations, 72 Harveys stores and 11 Reids, totaling 165 stores with approximately 10,000 employees in the southeastern United States, Wright said. Bi-Lo is the owner of WinnDixie stores, said Randall Onstead, president/CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including expiration of the applicable waiting period under the HartScott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Onstead said in a press release issued in June. Bi-Lo was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Sweetbay has closed 33 Florida stores since January, and plans to close more stores until it has 72 in Florida, according to a release printed by spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau in Sweetbays Tampa office. No stores in the coverage area of The Observer News or The Current are on the list of closings, which reportedly will displace 2,000 employees. The stores closed (or closing) are located in Tampa, Bradenton, Sarasota, Plant City, Lakeland, Spring Hill, Fort Myers and Naples. The total buyout of the three chains, Sweetbay, Harveys and Reids, will cost Bi-Lo approximately $265 million, Wright said.South County Job Fair targets local unemployedPHOTO PROVIDED BY SANDY MURMANDistrict 1 County Commissioner Sandy Murman, third from left, meets with representatives of Hillsborough Community College at her last years South County Job Fair in Ruskin.of prescreening, which helps with the cost of hiring. Around 35 employers including the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and Ashley Furniture are expected to turn out for the job, according to Mark Douglass, chief operating officer for the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance. We are expecting a good turnout as long as the weather allows, Douglass said. Hillsborough Countys unemployment rate currently stands at 6.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent at the same time last year, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 7 percent, down 1.6 percentage points from 8.6 percent a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in August. Floridas unemployment rate was below the national rate for the sixth consecutive month.

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4 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 Riverside Golf $25................before noon$20...................after noon$18...............after 2:00 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 9/30/13 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wed. 5-9 and Sat. 6-10OPEN 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 Traditional Burial& Cremation with ConfidenceAffordable Burial Packages For families & individuals who are looking for traditional burial options that meet their nancial needs, National Cremation & Burial Society has several packages to choose from.We offer Complete Traditional Funeral Services with PersonalizationA Traditional Service is a way for family, friends and associates to gather to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.813-645-3231308 East College Ave., Ruskin National Cremation&BURIAL SOCIETY 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 South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 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. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTONot everyone dislikes the long lines of morning traffic along Big Bend Road in Riverview. In fact, its an opportunity for some face time with other drivers....and their passengers. Traffic is inevitable in our growing county so you might as well enjoy the ride. Monday, Sept. 30 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Oven Fried Chicken with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available. Saturday, Oct. 12 Visitation of District Deputy Patrick Gallagher and District Vice President David Manning for all Elks and their guests, Social 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Program 7 p.m., Menu: Salisbury Steak, all for only $5. Reservation required. Monday, Oct. 14 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Pork Chop with all the trimmings including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smokefree environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 Hwy. 41 South in Ruskin. Telephone 813645-2089.Run Around the PierAt 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Rotarys Run Around the Pier 5K Fun Run / 1 Mile Walk will take place at Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Proceeds will go to the Rotary House at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Family Residence, which takes in homeless families with small children. More than 400 runners partici pated last year and raised over $10,000. Registration is $25. Following the race there will be free microbrew beer, free food and music, and a free kids zone.Reminder: Commercial solid waste customers need to sign up by Oct. 1Commercial solid waste customers within Hillsborough Countys service area need to complete new agreements for service beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. All existing commercial gar bage collection service contracts, regardless of the expiration date, will become null and void when the current Solid Waste Franchise Collection Agreements expire on Sept. 30. All commercial customers who require garbage collection services must use one of the County-authorized Franchise Collectors: Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly Waste Services of Florida), Republic Services of Florida, or Waste Management Inc. of Florida. Commercial customers are not required to stay with the same vendor who is currently providing their garbage collection service. The new Franchise Collection Agreements do not apply to contracts for commercial recycling. Businesses may contract for commercial recycling service with any provider, even if they are not one of the three authorized Franchise Collectors. Also effective Oct. 1, commercial customers may contract for construction and demolition debris removal with any provider, even if they are not one of the three Franchise Collectors. All commercial solid waste customers must also complete and submit a Solid Waste Profile Form to the Public Utilities Department. The online form can be found at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ WasteProfileForm. A print copy is available from the Franchise Collectors. The Solid Waste Profile Program is designed to ensure that solid waste generated in Hillsborough County is properly disposed of in a safe and effective manner. The Franchise Collectors cannot provide commercial solid waste collection services until the Solid Waste Profile Form has been reviewed and approved by the County. For more information, commer cial customers may contact the three Franchise Collectors at: (formerly Waste Services of Flor ida): 813-248-3802 813-265-0292 Florida: 813-621-3053 For more information on completing the Solid Waste Profile Form, contact your commercial Franchise Collector, or send an email to the Public Utilities Department at PUD-WasteProfile@ HillsboroughCounty.org. For general information about how the new Franchise Collection Agreements affect commercial collection, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/TalkTrash (click on the Commercial Collection link), or call Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department Customer Service at 813-272-5680.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS U 5 SouthShore Regional Library Kids program/event highlights £xn£\011i…-…ˆi`>],'ŽˆUn£‡"‡x" Family Story Time Thursday, Sept. 26 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. Family Artists Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 ~ Celebrate illustrations! Participate in a drawing lesson! Join us for this special program featuring stories and a fun family art project. This family program is part of the Big Draw-Ruskin program. Registration is required. Please ask at the Information desk or call 813273-3652. Baby Time Monday, Sept. 30 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11:35 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, Oct. 1 at 10:05 a.m. & 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, Oct. 1 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. Puppet Show: The Old Woman and the Willy Nilly Man Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 4 and up ~ When the old woman’s shoes won’t stop dancing she is forced to visit the Willy Nilly Man in hopes that he can help her. The Willy Nilly Man is fierce and uncooperative; at first anyway. Black light effects, bluegrass music, large rod puppets and a live storyteller guarantees a wild show! Presented by Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. Teen Game Zone Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation into the large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Library’s teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. SouthShore Chamber focuses on school requests The Educational Partnership Committee of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce had decided to take on a few requests per month from local schools and attempt to fill them or at least assist in filling them. Each month the chamber receives many such requests. Currently, it is seeking help for the following: ‡\003&\\000SUHVV\003&UHHN\003\(OHPHQWDU\\000UHTXHVWV\003\032\003.LQGOH\003HHDGHUV\003WR\003PRWLYDWH\003 UHOXFWDQW\003UHDGHUV\003DQG\003SUH\020WHHQV\003E\\000XVLQJ\003.LQGOHV\003LQ\003JXLGHG\003UHDGLQJ\003 groups. ‡\003\(DVW\003%D\\000+LJK\003FKRRO\003UHTXHVWV\003WKH\003IROORZLQJ\003FRPSXWHU\003HTXLSPHQW\003 to assist lower-level readers to increase reading skills: 14 mouse(s), 7 mouse pads, and 14 computer headsets. This equipment will assist ninthgraders who are reading on a third-grade level. If you are not able to help with these needs but possibly in other ways, get in touch with the chamber at 813-645-1366. For more information on the committee, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org/pages/Committees1/. Cypress Creek Elementary honors September’s Terrific Kids The Terrific Kids for September 2013 at Ruskin’s Cypress Creek Elementary School are: Lucas Mount, Tane’ Goldson, Brock Angermiller, Yanelys Rosado, Donovan Dilts, Denaun Wilson, Alejandro Maldonado-Escobar, Mariska Gray, Antonio Razo, Ricky Edwards, Pablo Jard, Sky Spencer, Kevin Lima, Davian Valdovinos, Ava Suarez, Emily Albertini, Maria Panagiotakis, Elvin Perez-Vasquez, Ayden Gayton, Dai’Mauraei Jones, Aydan Woodhead, Michael Espinosa, Joel Valenzuela, Timmy Herrera-Ochoa, Julitza Ramos, Aklles Blanton, Anika Hartvigson, Maria Hernandez-Izaguir, Trinity Carter, Charlisia Watts, Krysten Crawford, Anissa Lane, Jazlyn Sosa, Luis Gonzalez-Serrano, Emilio Guia, Kathy Montanaro, Rikki De Oreo, Naasira Delaney, Joseph Rivera-Perez, Breanna Hinds, Alina Bailey, Hector Herculano, Ricardo Saldana, Simon Zarate, Andy Fuentes, Rigoberto Chavez, Emma Margelowsky, Haley Carrejo, Nya Rivera, Kaylee Peavler, Thao Tran, Faith Nwosu, Alexa Linares-Escajadil, Dalaysia Murry, Andrea Roque, Chloe Lewis, Breanna Torres, Angel Delacruz, Kayliana Martinez, Taylor Porter, Alexia Troyer, Paul Davis, Jac’son Boone, Stephen Heslin, Andrew Mendiola, Yaritza Ocampo, and Isaac Barajas. PHOTO DONN KEITH The Game brings music, laughter to …i,œˆ/…i>i>ˆ}"V James Dean VanderHooten (Peter Farina) and his mother Grace (Babs Cominoli) don’t always exactly see eye to eye in the Performing Arts Company’s production of The Game which opens at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30. "`\001'>\033,"/\012 Invitational Meet is Saturday The South County Career Center Army JROTC “Bobcats” will host the 2nd Annual Invitational Raider meet on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Raider competition matches students from more than 20 schools throughout the Tampa Bay area, including powerhouse State Champions from Alonso, Braden River, Newsome, Manatee and Boca Ciega high schools. The competition combines physical fitness, activities in problem solving and team building. The meet is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at South County Career Center, 2810 John Sherman Way in Ruskin. The mission of the JROTC is “to motivate young people to be better citizens.” There will also be a fundraising activity for the local chapter of the Wounded Warriors Project. For more information contact Major (R) Rick Coles, U.S. Army at 813-569-9065. This 1998 Corvette owned by Jerry Crabb of Apollo Beach is the Roamin’ Oldies cruiser of the month for September. Silver Corvette coupe claims cruiser title A bone-stock and fastidiously maintained 1998 45th Anniversary Corvette owned by Jerry Crabb of Apollo Beach is the Roamin’ Oldies September cruiser of the month. The Sebring Silver coupe is not only a frequent participant in area shows, it is also a daily driver that takes Jerry to work every day, and far beyond. For just one example, he and his Corvette joined the August Woodward Dream Cruise near his hometown of Detroit. Jerry is just the second owner of his Corvette, which he says is “pretty much all original, except for the tires.” It’s powered by a 350-cubic-inch V8, coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission. “I like to take the car to the shows to let other people enjoy it as much as I do,” he says. 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 area’s finest antique and collectible cars often take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompson’s Auto Parts and Sun City Center \\024\021 \012i“ii\012i>‡ is this weekend Community Fall Clean-Up at the Ruskin Memorial Park Cemetery is Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. Everyone is encouraged to help out after several months of rain. Weed-eating is the focus and you are asked to bring equipment, tools and gloves. Clipping, pruning, edging, raking and light trash removal brings students, residents and friends of the cemetery together for this community project that has been underway since 2010. Trailers and pick-up trucks can help with hauling refuse to the landfill. Students wanting credit for community hours need to check-in and RXW\003DW\003WKH\003+\003WDEOH\021\003/HWWHUV\003ZLOO\003EH\003 available verifying their hours. For more information, call 813892-7235.

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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 When you talk to yourself, what do you say? Are you an encourager or a discourager? If you could step outside of yourself and watch the scene objectively, would your reaction be to say the words were good counsel or those that defeat. At a track meet I overheard a conversation between two high jumpers. The bar had steadily risen and it was at a point that neither of the jumpers had ever achieved. One jumper said to the other that it was too high and he could not possibly clear the bar, to which the other jumper replied, I think it can be cleared and I think I can do it. When it came time to make their respective jumps, the not possible jumper made a half-hearted attempt and proved himself right. On the other hand, the I can jumper made a mighty effort and was rewarded with the best jump of his life. I would be happiest if I could tell you that he cleared the bar, but he didnt. He missed the jump by a hairs breadth and the bar came tumbling down after him. Mr. not possible stood by gloating and proclaiming himself right that it could not be done. Mr. I can paid little attention and stated loud and clear that the next time he met that bar, he would be the victor. A difference in attitude is manifest in the things each young man told himself. For all of us, the things we say to ourselves is the margin we need to accomplish our wildest of dreams and set the parameters of our lives. We cannot be afflicted by doublethink. George Orwell described it as follows, Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs By William Hodges in ones mind simultaneouslyand accepting both of them. Starting out with the idea that maybe I can do something implies that I am also carrying in my mind the idea that I cannot accomplish the goal. That doubt can cause you to fall short of the bar. When you decide to enter the area and compete, whether it is in a personal struggle like attaining a proper weight or in a public competition on the golf course, start the struggle with the idea that you will win. Give yourself a pep talk to that effect and do not let negativity invade your mind. In my own case, I fight a constant battle to lose weight. I know I can do it and I have done it before. This time I am recording everything I eat and am more aware of the nutritional value of food, especially calorie counts. This week, when I stepped on the scales and it jumped up a couple of pounds, my first reaction was to say, I just cannot keep the weight off and I might as well not try. Wow, talk about defeatist. I almost headed to the kitchen for a cookie and ice cream with chocolate topping. But before I got to the freezer, I heard another voice. This one was saying STOP, dont give in. You are able to attain a proper weight and keep it there. Dont give up. I listened and acted on that voice. Instead, I had a sugarfree, fat-free gelatin dessert that Phyllis makes; it is the daily treat I allow myself. Anything you want that is worthwhile in this life will not come without its struggles and trials. What you tell yourself will either add to or lighten the burden you carry and will ultimately have a great impact on whether you succeed or fail. You might be interested to know that the Mr. I can described above did, in the very next meet, challenge the bar and best it. He has since gone on to greater heights. The bar will always be there in one form or another for all of us, and what we tell ourselves will make the difference in whether we sail over it or crash in defeat. Be careful what you tell yourself; you might be listening.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: When you talk to yourselfWhat do you say?$5 Day at MOSI is this SaturdayOn Saturday, Sept. 28, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) will offer discounted MOSI admission to the Tampa Bay community for only $5. MOSI hosts several $5 Days each year to allow community members of all incomes access to MOSI exhibit galleries, including The Amazing You exhibition, Kids In Charge!, the largest childrens science center in the nation, and more than 450 hands-on, interactive exhibits. Admission to $5 Day also includes entrance to the IMAX Dome Theatre Film Great White Sharks For more information, call MOSI reser vations at 813-987-6000 or visit mosi.org.Gulf red snapper opens recreationally Oct. 1 The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Tuesday, Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles, the season will remain open through Oct. 14, closing on Oct. 15. These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons are for 2013 only. The minimum size limit in state and federal waters is 16 inches, and the daily bag limit is two per harvester, per day. There is a zero daily bag and possession limit for captain and crew on forhire vessels. Anglers are required to use circle hooks and dehooking devices when fishing for any reef species, including red snapper, in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters. The requirement to use venting tools in federal waters was removed on Sept. 3. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider adopting similar changes at a future meeting. The intent of these rules is to help conserve fishery resources by increasing the chances for a fish to survive after being caught and released. Learn more about red snapper by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 7 SP E CIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desser ts1 Complimentary Bottle of W ineA vailable for a LIMITED TIME ON LY W ednesday through Saturday 2 for $3999+ ta x Cypress Creek Golf Club 1 011 Cypress V illage Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-45 76 Ext. 2LU NCH: T ues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. D INNE R: W ed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRU NCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cypress Creek Golf Club 1 011 Cypress V illage Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-45 76 Ext. 2LU NCH: T ues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. D INNE R: W ed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRU NCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. while driving. And that number consists merely of those who admit to doing it. Even reaching for a cell phone, let alone using one to dial a number or type a text message, increases the risk of getting into an accident by three times. According to a privately run website, www.textinganddriving safely.com, using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other news sources, 23 percent of all auto collisions in 2011 involved at least one driver using a cell phone that amounts to 1.3 million crashes. According to state Senator Nancy Detert of Venice, the spon sor of the new law, approximately 11 teenagers die each day in the United States while texting and driving. Governor Rick Scott signed Floridas new texting ban into law last May, an act that drew praise from U.S. Transportation Secre tary Ray LaHood and other of ficials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous and ir responsible decisions a driver can make, said NHTSA Administra tor David Strickland. Florida is sending a strong message that it wants all drivers to be distraction free. Major cell phone providers have also been supportive of texting and driving laws. Critics, however, have com plained that the Florida law is too weak. The new law, taking effect on Oct. 1, will make texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning that drivers cannot be pulled over on that basis alone, but as part of another offense, such as weaving in traffic. Additionally, the ban allows drivers to text while stopped, whether in a traffic jam or at a stop sign. Drivers can also send a text mes sage to report the commission of a crime. The fine is $30 for a first offense and law enforcement officers will not typically be allowed to confiscate the cell phone. For the past several years, well prior to the new law, the Hills borough County Sheriffs Office has included a check-off box on Florida texting and driving ban accident reports if a deputy knows or suspects that distracted driving may have contributed to an ac cident or an infraction. Last year, the Florida Depart ment of Highway Safety and Mo tor Vehicles data suggested that more than 4,500 accidents were caused due to drivers distracted by the use of electronic communi cation devices. For the text of the Florida Senate bill on the new law, visit http://tinyurl.com/observer-texting. For information on distracted driving from the NHTSA, visit www.distraction.gov. Hillsborough leads state in National Merit semifinalistsHillsborough County Public Schools led the state in the number of National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, with 60 students earning the honor. Hillsborough is the third largest school district in the state, but had more than Miami-Dade and Broward, the states two largest districts. National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of the nations high school seniors. Roughly 1.5 million students across the nation vied for the honor of being among the nations most academically talented high school seniors. Here in Hillsborough we have a strong emphasis on preparing students to be college or career ready, said Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia.Tampa Bay Water accepting mini-grant applications for source water protection Tampa Bay Water is once again offering $20,000 in mini-grants to help fund projects and events sponsored by local community groups, nonprofit groups, schools and universities that help promote protection of the regions drinking water sources. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 31, 2013. Applications are available at tam pabaywater.org or by contacting Ivana Blankenship at 727-7962355 or 813-996-7009. Past recipients have used the mini-grants to improve stormwater runoff, reduce litter going into waterways and educate students on the importance of protecting drinking water. Recipients have included Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, St. Cecelia Interparochial School, Lake Highlander Resident Owned Association, Tampa Bay Living Green Expo and Tampa Bay Beautifica tion Environmental. All mini-grant applications received will be reviewed and screened against the programs selection criteria. Winners will be notified before the end of 2013.

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8 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 Assisted Living No. AL7290 SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Introduction to Android Thursday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the Android operating system frequently used on SmartPhones and tablets. Limit: 20. Tea Tasting Friday, Sept. 27 at 11 p.m. Join Shawn Geitner of Beleave Teas Inc. for this special tea tasting program. Shawn will explain the difference in color, flavor and aroma between the four types of tea: black, oolong, green and white. She will then go over proper brewing techniques and give participants an opportunity to taste each type. Registration required. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 12:15 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. Limit: 20. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Oct. 2 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 to work on. Master Gardener: Winter Warriors Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Learn about the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, how it is developed and revised, and why it is important for garden plant selection. This talk will discuss the benefits of using cold-hardy plants while highlighting some of the most cold-hardy choices for our area. Presented in partner ship with Hillsborough County Extension Service. Introduction to iPad Thursday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the iPad including AppleIDs, WiFi, the App Store, and more. Limit: 20. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. All anglers in the Tampa Bay waters are seeing red this week. It seems redfish have invaded the area in schools, and the anglers are all talking about the redfish that they caught. Redfish have taken over the snook. After snook season was closed for several years, you would think, snook would be the most talked about fish this time of the year. However, anglers are catching and releasing snook. I never thought I would see the day that redfish would be more popular than snook. Redfish are pushing around in large schools. You can tell the redfish schools from the mullet as the mullet schools are much slower than the redfish. One angler said, We have so many fish, to fish for and keep, why not release the snook and let them multiply some more. For those keeping their snook catches, legal is 28 to 33 inches one per person per day. Legal redfish catch must be l8 to 27 inches and one per person per day. Redfish are a great tablefare. There will be a redfish tournament in Ruskin, by the Southshore Anglers Club, Oct. 4 and 5, with proceeds going to help children with cancer. You may call 813731-8138 for more information. You no longer need to go offshore to catch a snapper. Tampa Bay snappers are inshore in our waters. Snappers are one of the most prolific saltwater species. The term mangrove snapper is a slang name but has been adopted in our area for the gray snapper. Baits for snapper vary from frozen sardines, pinfish, to live shrimp. Their eyesight is keen and they often steal your bait without detection. Small in-line circle hooks are mandatory by Florida law. Mangrove snapper will never present that big fish thrill, but those who fish for them say they make them a challenge to catch. What they lack in size can be made up in numbers. I even have a Southern meal for you; try fried mangrove snapper with mango salsa topping, served alongside southern cooked yellow rice and black beans with chopped Ruskin onions on top of the black beans. Legal snapper measure, 10 in. and five per harvest. Bass, panfish, and freshwater cats have been plentiful in our lakes, and upper fresh waters of the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. I saw a variety of catches this week. Flounder, sheepshead, redfish, snook, trout, tripletails, and snapper were just a few. It seems if you dropped a line, it was a fish every time. Hats off, to my good friend, Gus Muench. He has been working to save our waterways for years.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Anglers see red this week

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DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Silver liningsBad things happen to good people, yada, yada, yada. That is likely true, but who am I to judge if Im a good people or not? That is a highly relative judgment, after all. Do evil dictators know they are evil? Im thinking not, just like the insane person that cuts you off in traffic on a bad day doesnt think they are evil. Regardless, over the past few weeks, Ive more than once wondered if the lightning strike that hit my boat (and me, somewhat indirectly), didnt really kill me and thus has landed me in hell. The past few weeks have been pretty rough but I know full well that I have nothing to complain about. Plus, there has been a big silver lining contained in the millions of volts that shot down from the sky to connect with the mast of my boat. It has gotten me back to the water again something Id inexplicably faded away from. In getting back to the water, Im trying to find my own personal mission again. For Michelle and me, the best years of our lives were spent living aboard our sailboat in a rundown little marina in Ruskin. It was a magical time just after we ar rived, other people our age began showing up with similar dreams and we made the best friends of our lives. A lot has changed since then, the little rundown marina no longer is either of those things and some of the people have gone on to different things, some in life and some in death, but the friends the really good friends have remained. Before we left to go sailing, my mission was to prepare the boat and understand every single detail of every single system on it. That was easy enough since I installed it all. All of our money went towards the stuff we needed and to what is called the cruising kitty funds used while sailing since working in a place like the Bahamas or the Dominican Republic was not only unlikely, it was also generally illegal. When we were sailing, my mission was to keep the systems on the boat running and to continuously monitor the weather. It was a good mission for me, one that I loved. When you are out on the ocean in a little boat, weather is huge. Out of sight of land, out in the Atlantic, you are on your own. When things go bad, as friend and cruising singer Eileen Quinn once sang, There aint no getting off this ride. There are few things as terrifying as an angry ocean on a dark night, except, as I found, the darkness can be a blessing when you cant see how big the waves truly can be. In such times, however, you just find yourself praying to simply get through the night. Of course those times are relatively rare, which is why weather planning is so vital. But sometimes nature just does its own thing, leaving you as nothing more than a small speck on a big and tumultuous ocean. But most nights at sea, for me, at least, arent spent in fear so much as in contemplation. A storm can certainly bring out your true character but during the few occasions weve experienced that, I had more to worry about than myself I needed to do everything I could to keep my wife and the boat safe. She probably thought the same way. Ive spent one night at sea by myself, sailing from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to Cape May. I didnt have storms or sea monsters but fluky winds sent me much further offshore than planned, leaving me effectively on my own despite the millions of people living along the coast miles to my west. Perhaps the only scary part of that night was the self-contemplation that opened up inside of me like the billions of stars I could see over head. Sometimes spending time with yourself isnt the easiest thing to do. Am I a good person? Am I on the right track in life? Have I wasted my life? How can I stop being a jerk sometimes (or more than sometimes, depending upon your perspective)? What do I need to do to be a decent, better human? And then the sun rises and the questions, along with many of the answers fade away with the approaching coastline, bringing back normal life with all of the distractions and frustrations that kept many of the answers I may have discovered at bay. The bad thing about time is that you can never turn it back. I cant go back to those magical days living in a marina that no longer exists seeing the same friends, some of whom are no longer even alive. I cant go back to that night on the Atlantic where the answers to my questions came to me, sometimes uncomfortably so. But I can change what Im doing right now. My wife and I can go back to the life that made us happiest. We can go back to the living on the water, kicking our feet under the blankets when we crawl in each night in the sheer joy of our lives. No, it wont be the same, but that doesnt mean it will be worse, either. It could be as good; it could be better. Lightning struck once for us, letting us live our dream. It could strike again different but maybe even better. And perhaps in the process Ill find out what I need to do to become a better person. To me, that is overdue. All of us have a course to follow in life but it is a choice. For some, it is easier to ignore it, for others it is simply their nature and thoughts of choice are moot. Ive been off course for so long; its time to turn. Ill see you out there. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe ocean is a great place for some much needed self-contemplation, especially on an overnight passage while all alone.

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The much-anticipated Gornto Lake Road extension was set to officially open Sept. 24, following a mid-morning ribbon-cutting. The road will give South County drivers a straight shot to the mall from U.S. Highway 301 and Bloomingdale Avenue along Gornto Lake Road into the malls rear entrance. Ground broke on the project last October, a response to years of congestion around the popular Westfield Brandon mall on SR 60 that is home to more than 100 businesses, including Macys, Apple and Dillards. Due to the increase in residential and commercial development in the Brandon area, there was a need for an additional north-south corridor between SR 60 and Lumsden Road (Causeway Blvd.), according to a county report outlining the project. The extension will handle about 20,000 vehicles a day, giving relief to congested roads around the mall, said C.T. Chen, a project manager with Hillsborough Countys Public Works Department. It will definitely make a big difference, especially around Christmastime, relieving pressure around the mall because most people use just one way in and out now, Chen said. The project had been due to open in October. According to Chen, local businesses are eager to see the road.We have spoken to the manager at the mall and the Hillsboro Memorial Gardens cemetery on SR 60 beside the mall, and they are all very positive about the road; the mall wants it open yesterday, Chen said. Martin Bebbington, owner of Euro Caf, a European deli on SR 60, has watched work on the project daily with a smile. I think its wonderful and long overdue, Bebbington said. The congestion around this area is especially bad around the holidays. Bebbington believes easier access to the area for drivers from places like Riverview will mean more business for him and surrounding stores. The traffic coming down that road will help because more people will now see we are here. [The new road] cant come fast enough. Mall officials are excited the new roadway will open early. We have been working with the county for some time to get this in place, and we are thrilled it is finally coming to fruition, said Dawn Arvidson, Westfield Brandons marketing director. Its even better that it will be finished early. The new road will not only give shoppers an extra access point to the mall but will also alleviate some of the overflow traffic that frequently cuts through the shopping center. Drivers trying to reach SR 60 from Providence Road often use the mall as a short cut. They will now be able to use the new extension road. It will just be easier for people to now get in and out of our property. Its certainly a positive for us, Arvidson said. Good weather, the absence of any major storms and the lack of any underground pipes have helped speed the project along, Chen said. The weather has cooperated and we have a lot less underground work to worry about with this road because its an extension and a new road. Even when the afternoon summer storms started we already had the blacktop in place, otherwise it might have washed out the work we had already done. Construction of the extension will also relieve congestion at the entrance and exits from Interstate 75 on SR 60 as well as at the shopping mall, officials say. The $3.95 million roadway will stretch for 0.7 miles from SR 60 to about 800 feet south of Town Center Boulevard and has been on the books since 2006. KEVIN BRADY PHOTOWork on the four-lane Gornto Lake Road Extension was due to be complete by Oct. 7. The new four-lane extension gives South county area drivers a straight shot into the Brandon Malls back entrance. Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, and Joseph Lang offer investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years

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12 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 $5 OFF$10 OFFAny purchase of $30 or more Any purchase of $60 or moreJYL SAMURAI SUSHIHigh Quality Sushi & Japanese CuisineOver 30 years of experience11351 Big Bend Road next to Summereld Golf Course, behind ChevronCLOSED MON. | TUES. THURS. & SUN. 3:30 9 p.m.FRIDAY & SATURDAY Lunch:Dinner: 4:30 9:30 p.m.www.jylsamuraisushi.com WE OFFER TAKE OUT Exp. 10/31/13 Exp. 10/31/13 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Concrete Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps Red Mulch 5 bags for $ 10 Add a new spark to your backyard with a Century Fire PitExpires 10/5/13 Would you like to help a pregnant teen or teen mother succeed in life? Were you a teen mother? Are you Vibrant and Energetic? We are in dire need of mentors in Ruskin, Riverview and Gibsonton Please contact Carla at 813-558-1370 ext.304 or email cpeterson@gcjfcs.org for further informationWoman to Woman, a noprot program of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, is seeking loving women who would like to serve as mentors to teenage moms. We have teens waiting to be matched with someone who will care, listen, and provide encouragement. Our goal is to offer a support system to help them complete high school.no criminal background794549-01 Dear Savvy Senior Im interested in tracking down some old friends Ive lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What tips or resources can you recommend to help me find them? Searching Senior Dear Searching, If you have access to the Internet, tracking down long-lost friends from many years ago is relatively easy to do, and in most cases it wont cost you a cent. Here are some tips and tools to help you get started. Gather Details Before you begin your search, a good first step is to jot down any information you can remember or find out about the people youre trying to locate. Things like their full name (maiden and married), age or birth date, last known address or phone number, old e-mail address, names of family members, etc. Knowing details can help you turn up clues while you search. Searching Tools After you compile some infor mation, a good place to start your search is at google.com. Just type in the persons first and last name in quotation marks to indicate youre searching for a specific phrase for example, John Smith. Unless your friend has a unique name, youre likely to get dozens of results. You can narrow your search by adding other criteria like their middle initial or middle name, the city or state they may live in, or even their occupation. You can also do an advanced Google search at google. com/advanced_search, which helps you specify your search for better results. Some other free people search websites to try are pipl.com, wink. com and zabasearch.com. Or for a few dollars, you can search a little deeper at sites like intelius.com and peoplefinders.com. In addition to these search engines, try social networking and affinity sites where your friend may have registered, like facebook.com, twitter.com, linkedIn.com and classmates.com, Another option is to check out high school alumni Web sites. Not every school has its own site, but some do, and you can look for it by going to any search engine and typing in the name of the school with the city and state its located in. You can also search at alumniclass.com, a huge hosting site for thousands of high schools across the U.S. If youre looking for old college friends, your university alumni association may be able to help. While they probably wont give you the contact information of the person youre looking for, they may be able to forward a message for you. If youre looking for someone you served with in the military, military. com offers a free Buddy Finder service that has a database of more than 20 million records.How to Track Down Long-Lost Friends THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller And if the person youre looking for is politically active, the Federal Election Commissions Web site (fec.gov) lists the addresses, ZIP codes and occasionally even the occupations of those who have given $250 or more to a national campaign. Deceased Friends If you cant find any current information about the person youre searching for, it could be that he or she is dead. To find out if thats the case, several sites including familysearch.org and tributes.com offer free access to the Social Security Death Index, a listing of around 90 million deaths in the United States. Legacy.com also adds a database of published obituaries from hundreds of American newspapers. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of The Savvy Senior book. 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. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Ben Meyer, 7 p.m. Queen of hearts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Turkey Shoots are back! 1 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.29 Music by You 2 Kan 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Steak Dinner 4:30-7 p.m. $12 at the canteen. Monday, Sept. 30 Crew Games & free Hot Dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 4 p.m., game at 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 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. SlinkySlinky is a Corgi mix that was found by some kind citizens. When nobody claimed him, he became part of C.A.R.E. Slinky is a ball of fire! He has a big personality in a little dog body. He loves attentionand snacks! Slinky also seems very interested in the other pups playing in the yard next door. He is an all-around fun little man! As part of his adoption, Slinky will be neutered and brought current on his shots and microchipped. DOB: March 2, 2012. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG FaithFaith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was found as a stray by a C.A.R.E. volunteer and is a loving and friendly young cat. She is now looking for a forever home that wants to keep Faith in their family. As part of her adoption Faith has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. DOB: February, 2, 2010. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 23 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 13 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 Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Michelin Soccer Tire Promotion $70 Gift Card*with the purchase of four tires.$50 Gift Card*with the purchase of four tires.$40 Gift Card*with the purchase of four tires.*See store for details. Expires 11/12/13 OCTOBER EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY TUES., OCT. 1 EVERY TUESDAY! Living Life Fully Support Group. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations with family, children, friends, retirement, changes, aging, health, nances, etc. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete condence and free of charge. Your facilitator is Frank Koebrich, MA, an experienced and effective psychotherapist. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. EVERY WEDNESDAY! Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Proven to increase strength and balance! Aging Gracefully Support Group. For individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. Better Breathers Support Group C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Lorrie Quistad, RRT, facilitates this group. The rst half of each meeting is education for those learning to live with COPD. The second half is physical therapists going through guided exercises to assist in your recovery. Women & Wealth Monthly Series. Many women spend so much time caring for others they forget to make themselves a priority. A strategy designed to achieve your goals begins with an evaluation of what is most important to you. This seminar gives you actionable strategies for cash management, saving and investing that can help you help yourself as well as those you love. Be sure to attend each month (2nd Wed). Presented By: The Equis Group at Morgan Stanley 2012 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Member SIPC. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care support group. Changes in Medicare Supplements. For information about Medicare Supplements, attend this meeting with Patti Palermo, Medicare Insur ance Specialist. Patti will provide the cost of premiums of a number of different supplements. This is your chance to learn what options are available. Neuropathy Support Group Held at the Community Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Elissa Deusner, DPT will facilitate. This months speaker will be: Dr. Chris Nussbaum from Concierge Care. Mental Wellness Support Group. Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC. New service timesSouth Bay Church, 13498 US 301 S., Riverview, announces new Sunday service hours as 8:15, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. (English) and 1:00 (Creole). The nursery and South Bay Kids area is available for all services for newborns through 5th grade. South Bay also offers Monday night support groups at LifeFocus; womens and mens Bible studies on Tuesday nights; Collide Youth on Wednesday nights; and many other ministries and groups. Visit the website for more details www.SouthBay.cc JENN BAIN PHOTO From left: Nancy Williams, Sharon Lucas and Barbara Jones.Local tennis players attend NationalsSouth Shore doubles traveling tennis team players Nancy Wil liams, Sun City Center; Sharon Lucas, Brandon Sports & Aquatics Center; and Barbara Jones, Buckhorn, qualified for tennis singles at the National Senior Games this summer in Cleveland. Williams and Lucas played in the 65-69 bracket. Williams received a 7th place ribbon and Lucas finished strong in the consolation round in a field of 21 players from across the nation. Jones was playing Nationals for the first time and was in the 70-74 bracket, the largest of the womens tennis singles field. Senior Games include athletes in ages groups from 50 to 99+. Nationals is played every two years, and the next competition will be in Minneapolis, Minn. in July 2015. To qualify for Nationals, athletes in various sports must qualify locally and then be in the top three in their age bracket at the state level. These three tennis players are among the 240 players in Hillsborough County who play on ALOT (A League of Our Own Tennis). The ALOT season started at the end of August with 24 teams of 10 players in A, B or C Divisions. Williams, Lucas and Jones play in the A Division with games on Wednesdays throughout Hillsborough County from 9 a.m. to noon. Free to Attend Open to Kings Point & SCC Residents only Borini TheatreFREE Flu Shots with your Medicare B Card!($25 without Medicare Card)provided by: Senior Friendly Exhibitors Health Experts & Providers Free Health Screenings Financial Planners Home Improvement Experts Live Entertainment Music Free Coffee Seminars Free Flu ShotsPart of: Active Week Aging 2013

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 15 Family Medicine (813) 397-1270 Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery(813) 554-8983 Collective Expertise. Our Services Include:Physicals On-site Lab Work On-site Imaging Diabetes Management Well Woman Exams Minor Surgery 10141 Big Bend Rd., Suite 101 Riverview, FL 33578 Timothy Bradley, MD Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeryDoctor of Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Pediatrics Internship: St. Louis Childrens Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Florida Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship: Orlando Regional Med. Ctr. Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine Fellowship: Childrens Hosp. of Philadelphia Brian Deignan, MD Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeryDoctor of Medicine: University of Miami Orthopedic Surgery Internship and Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship: A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children Fluent in SpanishSpecializing in Sports Injuries, Scoliosis, and Limb DeformitiesFractures Scoliosis Cerebral Palsy Sports Medicine and Surgery Congenital Problems such as Hip Dysplasia and Clubfoot Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Family MedicineWe accept most commercial insurance. Now in Riverview! Vincent Laganella, DO Family Medicine Family Practice Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Family Practice Residency: Frankford HospitalComing in November: HealthPointMedicalGroup.comFor appointments, please call us at :Scan to see video on Sports Medicine for children Pinwheels for Peace was started in 2005 by two Florida art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, as a way for students to express their feelings about what is going on in the world and in their lives. The project has since spread across the nation. For more information about Pinwheels for Peace, visit www. pinwheelsforpeace.com. For more information about Apollo Beach Elementary School, visit apollobeach.mysdhc.org. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSAt Apollo Beach Elementary: Peace, blowing in the wind

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16 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 The New Christy MinstrelsUnder the Direction of Randy SparksTickets are going fast! Buy now to see this American Treasure!$25All Seats ReservedYoukey W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FLTickets at www.thelakelandcenter Celebrating52years!1961-2013 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) Visit us online for the monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com, click Events Thu 26: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 27: SALSA DANCING GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 30: BALLROOM DANCE (COUPLES ONLY)GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 01: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 02: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 03: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAIJUTSU Japenese Martial Arts (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2 to 3 pm Fri 04: SALSA DANCING GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 07: BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 08: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 09: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 10: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAIJUTSU Japenese Martial Arts (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2 to 3 pm Fri 11: SALSA DANCING GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pmSEPTEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW (813) 419-5020 OCTOBER EVENTS JSA BBQ BASH! September 19, 4 to 7 pm Outside in our parking lot! Food, music, prizes, dancing, and much more! 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 class is: October 30 Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 17 (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 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. 10/31/13MAINTENANCE 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 10/10/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons and in March 1940 was drafted into service as a troop and cargo ship sailing the globe, delivering soldiers and much-needed war supplies to far-flung ports of call. She would remain in this service for six years. The Queen Mary was designed to carry 2,030 paying passengers. During the war years the number of passengers (military personnel) per trip was increased to 15,740. On one crossing the number of troops transported rose to 16,683, a record that has never been surpassed. The total recorded number of troops carried during her military service is reported as 810,000. Another item to be added to her history is that she was never attacked by the enemy. With the end of WWII, the Queen Mary was refurbished to her peacetime splendor and resumed passenger service in mid 1947. During her peacetime service she carried 2 million pas sengers. Today, reasonably priced hotel rooms on the ship, once considered first-class accommo dations, are available to guests. These accommodations make most of the current crop of motel/ hotel rooms appear to be over sized closets. Judged by any standards, when the Queen Mary reigned, she was the epitome of luxurious ocean travel. The ships personnel were available 24/7 and strove to satisfy passengers needs no matter how trivial. Many regular First Class passengers would check first to see if their favorite steward would be on-board during their crossing before booking. It is interesting to point out the differences in passenger classes. The common perception is that First Class, Cabin Class and Tourist Class meant Top, Middle and Bottom locations on the ship. Actually class locations were determined by the smoothness of the ride at sea. First Class was in the middle of the ship (top to bottom) because it offered the smoothest sailing. Cabin Class was in the stern (rear) and Tourist Class was toward the bow often giving these passengers a roller coaster ride through the frequently turbulent waters of the North Atlantic. First-class accommodations had amenities not available to most Americans at the time: cold air (from sea water), heated air from Now a luxury hotel and member of Historic Hotels of America, the first class accommodations are just that first class.50 million visitors later: Shes still the Queen of the SeasJEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOSThe Queen Mary was used to transport troops. This photo was taken of an archive photo in a display case. As many as 16,683 military personnel were transported on each trip totaling more than 800,000 troops during World War II. the boiler room and en-suite bath rooms that might look a bit dated today but at that time were the height of luxury. Bathtub faucets even delivered hot and cold fresh or salt water. Personal service was one of the elements that made Queen Mary the premiere luxury ocean liner of her day. Passengers in the First Class staterooms could even request that the color scheme and furniture in their suite be changed for the passage. First class suites normally con sisted of 5 rooms. The smallest suite had 3 rooms and the largest offered an amazing 10 rooms (a combination of bedrooms, sitting rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, and rooms for maids and/ or valets). The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, when traveling the Queen Mary, usually brought 80 pieces of luggage to their suite and had another 75 stored in the cargo hold. But with the coming of fast, reliable, affordable air travel, the Queen was no longer profitable to operate. Speed was sacrificed for comfort and elegance. In May 1967 the Cunard Line announced the Queen Mary would be retired and sold and the City of Long Beach, Calif. submitted the high bid of $3,450,000. The Cunard Line agreement with the City of Long Beach required that once docked in her final resting place, she would never sail again. All of the boilers were removed from the ship. The huge space created was turned into an Exhibit Hall for trade shows, conventions, bridal shows and proms, all events which today help pay some of the bills. Without this agreement, the mighty Queen Mary would probably have been turned into scrap years ago. Visiting the Queen Mary is a trip through time. It is strongly recommended that visitors take one of the many available guided tours for a proper understanding of the ships operation, history and art. Every part of the ship has a remarkable story to tell. The uniformed ships officers leading the tours will point out many locations which might be familiar to movie goers and TV fans. These locations were the exact spots at which a mind-bog gling number of movies and TV shows were filmed on the Queen Mary. Tour participants will visit the Art Deco Bar on the forward observation deck, the ships wheelhouse, Princess Dis exhibit, the Queen Mary Exhibit Hall and many more points of interest throughout the ship. We were honored to have Com modore Everette Hoard as our guide. He has been with the ship for 33 years and knows every nook and cranny on the Queen Mary and is an unending source of information about her history. There are a variety of eateries and restaurants on board, from the elegant Sir Winstons (Churchill) to the Promenade Restaurant and even a sandwich shop. On Sunday there is the ever-popular, magnifi cent Sunday Brunch in the ships Grand Salon. It can be relatively quiet on the decks of the Queen Mary during the week. But on weekends the Queen can rock with entertain ment and special events and as previously mentioned, the fabu lous Sunday Brunch. I know people who have never been aboard a ship of any size. Just boarding a ship tied to the dock makes them queasy. Here is an opportunity for them to experience a shipboard experience without worrying about motion sickness. Tied to the dock and sur rounded by a breakwater, there is no motion at all. The Queen Mary is the only remaining transatlantic ocean liner from the Glory Days of the golden age of ocean liners still afloat. Personal observations: The Queen Mary is at rest in her last and permanent home. For those of us who have lived her history and are familiar with her accomplish ments, visiting the Queen Mary for the first time is like going on a pilgrimage. My wife and I were born the same year the Queen Mary had its maiden voyage. It was an honor for us to at last have the privilege of walking her decks. At 77 years the old girl is start ing to show her age. The city of Long Beach owns the Queen Mary and it is obvious from a visual inspection that the ship needs some restoration. The Queen Mary is the citys major tourist draw and the city should do everything within its power to ensure that the dowager queen of the seas puts her best face forward for her visitors. My suggestion for you is to visit and savor the experience. When she is gone, there will never be another ship like her. As the Brits say, Long Live the Queen.

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18 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case FREE GOLF FREE? YES!!! Purchase a 2014 membership between October 1 and December 15th, 2013 and play all the golf you desire for the remainder of 2013 for FREE Single membership $3,060 Couples $ 4,080(Compare with what youre paying!!!)FREE GOLF FREE GOLF ? Vicki Franks, Membership Director Call 417-343-7196 or email Caloosapublicity@gmail.com www.golfcaloosa.com Caloosa Golf & C.C. FREE pair of select frames with the purchase of ANY lens at regular price! YourEyeDoctors.com 1515 Sun City Center Plaza813-633-3065 On our annual Thanksgiving trip to the Keys, Husband and I usually come across a Poker Run for charity in progress. Down there, they are usually done via boat, with jet skis competing with fishing trawlers and ski boats. Other times they are done on motorcycles. No matter, theyre fun and they raise a lot of money for charity. Doing a Poker Run here in Sun City Center is just as much fun. We cant do it by boat though. And while we have a few bikers here in Sun City Center, what we have more than anything is golf carts! So, beginning October 4 and continuing the first Friday of every month through May, the Chamber will be hosting Golf Cart Poker Runs at 2 p.m. Heres how it goes. Seven businesses will agree to be a stop. Participants ante up $10 to play that day. Beginning at the Chamber, riders will get a list of the stops and are on their way. Each business will offer giveaways, refreshments or both and will issue each rider a playing card. After visiting all seven businesses, riders will return to the Chamber and may discard the two most worthless cards. Whoever has the winning hand wins the grand prize! Other prizes will be given away as well. More refreshments and libations will be served and the run should conclude by 5 p.m. Sounds like fun, huh? These runs are open to anyone and everyone. If you dont have a golf cart, let us know in advance and we can borrow one for you. There is no limit to the number of players who can participate. Just show up by 2 p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Chamber. Checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. Want a way to find out about more than 100 products and services all in one place? Mark your calendar for the Chambers Fall Business Expo, to be held at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard on October 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can find out about everything from plumbing to garage doors, legal issues, financial topics, healthy coffee, and much more. Come enjoy food and visit with more than one hundred local businesses that are showcasing their products and services. And finally, the Chamber is looking for three outgoing, smiling volunteers to greet visitors, answer phones and assist with copying and faxing. Our Snowbird friends are on their way back and theres always something new and different going on here. Its a fast paced 3 hours a week and loads of fun. Well train you to answer questions about the community, Google things we dont know, and help our many visitors find their way around. Volunteers are given a Chamber polo shirt and nametag and are invited free to our monthly membership luncheons. If you want to be a part of our Chamber family, come by and visit us. We would love to have you!By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Golf carts and poker make a winning hand RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are recommended. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended.Annual Master Gardeners plant sale fundraiser is Oct. 5The Manatee County Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until plants are sold out). Go early for the best selection and most unusual plants! A wide selection of plants will be available on a first come, first buy basis, including: Florida natives, shrubs, trees, vines, ground covers, ornamental grasses, herbs and vegetables. Free native seedlings are available to the first 50 customers. While visiting the Plant Fair, take home ideas to use in your garden and get advice from the Master Gardeners on your landscaping challenges. New to the gardens this year is the wetland educational garden providing examples of plantings to accentuate areas around ponds and retention/ mitigation areas. All proceeds from this event benefit the ongoing support of the Master Gardener educational programs in the community and the educational gardens. and ask for the Master Gardeners. The Manatee County Master Gardeners Educational Gardens are lothe street from Palmetto High School). Ample free parking is available. 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 813645-3111 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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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 19 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping Kathleens CleanHouse and Condo Cleaning Move-ins and Move-outs Spring Cleaning$5.00 off rst cleaningLet us make your life easierCall for a FREE Quote813-260-3375 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? 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 Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICSBRAKE BUNDLE $150 per axle +taxMost cars & light trucks Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: A dog might compulsively lick other dogs or other animals, as well as inanimate JOBS! JOBS JOBS!Sponsored by The Observer News, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, Camp Bayou will hold its Fall Open House, a free family-friendly event filled with fun activities. The theme, Fearlessly Facing the Forest, showcases a variety of forest inhabitants and their stomping grounds, while highlighting those amazing critters in your own backyard. Throughout the morning, there will be several activity tables set up for the Creature Scavenger Hunt, some with live critters to handle, such as millipedes and ant lions. Activities, crafts and games will be paired with a variety of October themes Viva Florida 500 (Florida history), Ada Lovelace Day (celebrating female scientists), National Food Day and National Neighborwoods Month. Other nonprofits, such as Florida Public Archaeology Network, Girl Scouts of West-Central Florida, Cub Scout Pack 662, Eagle Audubon Society and the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will also be offering nature-based activities. Schedule: 9 a.m. Photo Trail Walk with Becki Join National Geographics Great Nature Photo Project: www.greatnatureproject.org 9:30 a.m. Instructables: Lets make... Rainbarrels with Frank; learn how to make a rainbarrel from found objects or make a donation to receive a complete kit 10 a.m. Birds of Prey with Pat Bradley, Boyd Hill volunteer 10:30 a.m. Weather Talk with Rick Davis, Ruskin Weather Station/NOAA 11 a.m. Little Free Library. Story-time circle introduces Camp Bayous Little Free Library take a book, leave a book 11:30 a.m. Species Walk. Make an animal mask in the morning or wear your Halloween costume, then join others in a guided tour along the trails and through the old fishing cabins NoonNational Food Day Buffet Goodfor-you-food is on the menu: fresh smoked turkey, assorted veggies, salad, fruit and beverage, for just $7 a person. Lunch made possible in part by Sweetbay Supermarket in Ruskin. 12:30 p.m. National Neighborwoods Month Tree Planting. Replant trees to replace diseased oak that provided shade in lawn area The winning entries for the 2013 Photo Contest will be on display at the Fall Open House. There is still time to submit those perfect nature photos taken at Camp Bayou. Deadline is Saturday, Oct 19. For information contact campbayou@ gmail.com or call 813-641-8545. These activities are part of Viva Florida 500, Ada Lovelace Day, Camp Bayou holds family-friendly Fall Open House Oct. 26National Neighborwoods Month, National Food Day, Get Outdoors Florida, Children and Nature, No Child Left Inside, Be Out There!NWF, Lets Move Outside, Make a Difference Day-inspired initiatives. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the Center offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from Thursday Saturday from 9 p.m. 2 p.m. for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, nonprofit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the nonprofit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at www.campbayou.org or call 813-641-8545.Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton is a big successHillsborough County Code Enforcement recently concluded its 14-day Operation Fight the Blight cleanup campaign in the Gibsonton area. This effort resulted in the collection of more than 60 tons of trash, debris and junk from the residents who participated in the program. Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton resulted in: 23 dumpsters (52.53 tons of material) removed from site growth removed tires removed 41,040 lbs. of other accumulations removed Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton has boundaries that reach north to south from Ohio Avenue to Gibsonton Drive, and east to west from Alafia Street to Lula Street. Residents who lived in the boundaries and wished to participate in the program were asked to show proof of residence, such as a Florida Drivers License, Florida Vehicle Registration, or utility bills. To make Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton a success, Hillsborough Code Enforcement Officers partnered with several other County agencies, including Animal Services, Public Utilities, and Public Works, along with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and Tampa Electric Company. Operation Fight the Blight: Gibsonton is Code Enforcements fourth clean-up campaign this year. Previously, Code Enforcement assisted residents in Palm River, Timberlane and Wimauma, removing more than 257 tons of discarded items and inspecting more than 1,600 properties. Hillsborough Code Enforcements Operation Fight the Blight program received the National Association of Counties 2013 Achievement Award for Cultural Change, and the 2012 American Association of Code Enforcement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Code En Madden campaign continuesOn Tuesday, Oct. 1, everyone is invited to eat, drink and be merry at the Sunset Grille at Little Harbor in Ruskin. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales that day to the campaign of Anne Madden for Honorary Mayor of SouthShore.

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20 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h SEPTEMBER 26, 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— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank) ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US: SUNDAY MORNINGS: Rev. Richard Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m. Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service) 9:15 a.m. ... New Life Enrichment Center (Contemporary) 10:55 a.m. ........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells) 11:00 a.m ........................................Hispanic Worship 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Wimauma Church of God Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 Area Places of Worship Back row from left are: Robyn Santos, Olon Miller, McKenzie Granger, Tyler Santos, Russell Miller, Dylan Carswell, Aaron Bostick and Pastor Lewis Brady. Front row: Megan Pyle, Trey Carswell, Merenda Scott, Audrianna Potter, Madelyn Sullivan, Melissa Sullivan and Savannah Santos. Not pictured are Terri Bowman and Joyce Carswell. New Beginnings Fellowship holds baptism On Sunday, Sept. 22, New Beginnings Fellowship Church held a Dinner On The Grounds. Following a wonderful meal, there were 16 people that followed the Lord in water baptism. Pastor Lewis Brady rejoiced in the growth of these individuals and their dedication to the Lord. For more information about the church, contact Pastor Brady at 813-654-1018. New Beginnings Fellowship is located at 1120 27th St. SE in Ruskin. Gospel singer Debbie Domer to appear at United Methodist Church As part of the the United Methodist Church’s Thank God It’s Variety Concert Series, gospel singer Debbie Domer will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Originally from Ohio, Debbie started singing when she was nine years old in church with The Crusaders gospel quartet in Columbus, Ohio. In 1981, she started traveling with her parents and singing as a soloist. Her father drives the bus and runs the sound equipment, and her mother writes all the songs that Debbie has recorded. Debbie has 13 CDs all of which are recorded on her own label, Wayhome Records. The family travels about 300 days a year singing and ministering. She also has a puppet ministry that she uses for family revivals, youth camps and vacation Bible schools. Debbie has sung with many of the major gospel groups across the U.S., including Gold City, The Hoppers, Brian Free and Assurance, Kingsmen, Perrys, Jerry Goff, Hemphills, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Booth Brothers, Weatherfords, Talley Trio, Pfeifers, Singing Echoes, the Crabb Family, Karen Peck and New River, and Dixie Melody Boys. She also appears each August at the annual Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Convention in Canton, Ohio at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. When they are not traveling, Debbie and her family reside in Wimauma. UMC adding worship services Oct. 13 Due to steady congregational growth over the past few years, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is adding another contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings. The new worship schedule will be as follows: ‡\003&RQWHPSRUDU\\000:RUVKLS\003DW\003\033\035\026\023\003D\021P\021\003DQG\003\024\023\003D\021P\021\003LQ\003WKH\003QHZ\003/LIH\003\(Q ULFKPHQW\003&HQWHU\003>/\(&@\003\003 ‡\003UDGLWLRQDO\003:RUVKLS\003DW\003\034\035\026\023\003D\021P\021\003DQG\003\024\024\003D\021P\021\003LQ\003WKH\003PDLQ\003VDQFWXDU\)] TJETBT10 0 0 10 34.2 356.9707 Tm[(‡\003+LVSDQLF\003:RUVKLS\003DW\003\027\003S\021P\021\003LQ\003WKH\003/\(&\021\003\003 Both contemporary services and both traditional services will be identical in format and liturgy except that communion will be offered every Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. traditional service and once a month at the other PRUQLQJ\003VHUYLFHV\021\003\003DVWRUV\003:DUUHQ\003/DQJHU\003DQG\003DP\003RUHU\003SUHDFK\003DW\003XQ day morning services with worship arts led by Jeff Jordan. For additional information about this and other activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of :RUVKLS\003$UWV\017\003DW\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\025\030\026\034\021\003R\003OHDUQ\003PRUH\003DERXW\003WKH\003QLWHG\003\000HWKRG ist Church of Sun City center, visit www.umcscc.org. St. Andrew Sidewalk Sale seeks donations A huge indoor and outdoor sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. Residents who would like to donate large items should call Bob :LQWHUV\003DW\003\031\027\025\020\033\030\032\024\017\003'DYH\003&XUWLV\003 DW\003\031\026\026\020\033\030\033\026\017\003RU\003-LP\003\(OOLRWW\003DW\003\031\026\027\020 \032\030\033\034\003IRU\003SLFN\020XS\021\003\003 Smaller items may be dropped off at the church, located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West. Catholic women hold card party Oct. 10 The Council of Catholic Women at Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards, or any board game, to make up their own table in advance and go to the group’s dessert card party held the second Thursday of each month. The party runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. Cards, pencils and tallies are furnished. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more LQIRUPDWLRQ\017\003FDOO\003\033\024\026\020\031\025\025\020\025\027\031\023\021 Blessing of animals is Oct. 4, Feast of St. Francis Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center will hold its annual pet blessing ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4 at noon outside the church under the trees. All members of the community are invited to bring their pets to this special blessing. All pets must be on a leash or in a special carrier. For more information, call 813\031\026\027\020\025\026\025\033\021\003ULQFH\003RI\003HDFH\003&DWKR lic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572 www.Glisson1.com (813) 645-6796 DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW \000ROBATE\000AND\000%STATE\000\000LANNING\000\000s\000\(OME\000ISITS s\000ILLS\000\000s\000-EDICAID\000\000LANNING\000\000s\000$IVORCE s\000\000\000ERSONAL\000\ The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 SCC OBSERVER 21 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Area Places of Worship Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Area Obituaries Jesse BoothJesse Booth, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away in his sleep at home on September 16, 2013. Jesse was born in Miami, Arizona, on July 1, 1923. He was the only son of Blanche E. Hawkins and Jesse Virgil Booth. Although he was born in Arizona due to his fathers employment in a copper mine, he lived there for only six months and then his parents and he moved to Long Beach and Los Angeles, Calif., where they lived for five years. As an adult, during football season, Jesse rooted for USC, his kindergarten alma mater. Actually, Jesse was a Texan. His family had settled in Wise County, Tex. several generations earlier in and near a small town called Chico. Jesse attended elementary school there, where his aunt (Blanches sister Browneyes) was his first grade teacher. Then the family moved to Dallas, where they settled in the Oak Cliff area. More job changes for Jesses father took him to Mississippi for a short time, and back to Texas again this time Houston, where Jesse graduated from Lamar High School. Although Jesses father was a University of Texas graduate, Jesse decided to go to Texas A & M, a move which positively affected his life until the day he died. Jesse was an Aggie to the core. He was selected by his fellow corpsmen to be an Aggie yell leader, one of four. For his senior year, he was selected Head Yell Leader. He had many, mostly hilarious, stories to tell of his yell leader days, such as when he and his buddies would hitchhike to the out-of-town games. Jesse led the Aggie Muster on April 21, 1945, at the Charles de Gaulle Hotel in Paris, France, which was attended by any Aggie graduate who could make it there. A picture of that event hangs in the Aggie Museum in College Station, Tex. When World War II broke out, Jesse and his classmates knew it was just a matter of time until they were involved in the fighting. Jesse wanted to be in the Army Air Corps, and tried to register as such, but he was rejected because he was too tall. Eventually, he was in the regular Army and became a topographical map-maker under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. When reconnaissance pilots flew over France and other parts of Europe, Jesse and his platoon would transcribe the pictures into maps, showing roads, troop movement, etc. For the rest of his life, Jesse loved all kinds of maps. Most of his time in the Army during the war was spent in England, although after D-Day, he was sent to France. While in England, he was stationed at Kew Gardens, London. One day about a week after arriving, Jesse and his buddy Scottie got a leave to go sightseeing in London. On that fateful day, he met the love of his life his future wife Peggy Ruth Freeman. She was walking on the same street with her friend Sheila, and the two soldiers stopped to ask directions. They ended up in a pub, and the rest, as they say, is history. Six months later Jesse and Peggy were married. They were married for 69 years. Upon returning to the United States at the wars end, Jesse went to Beaumont, Tex., where Peggy had gone before the end of the war to live with Jesses parents. The two moved to their own little apartment. Jesse accepted a job with Sun Oil Company as a scout, the bottom rung of the ladder. Over the years, he moved up with the company until his last job was that of Offshore Leasing Negotiator for the continental United States. He often spoke of his many travels representing the company and the various characters, both within and without the company, that he had met. Eventually, while living in Houston, he and Peggy welcomed two girls, Judy Ann and Betty Jean, into the family. In 1963, the family moved to Lafayette, La., where Jesse continued his landman activities for Sun. He met and drank coffee with many good ol Cajun boys. During those years, he also developed a love of Cajun food. In 1970, Jesse was transferred back to Houston and then to Dallas in 1977, where he retired in 1985. Upon retirement, Jesse became involved in other pursuits, such as real estate agent and travel planning. He began to cook and enjoyed trying out recipes, particularly chili. Mostly, Jesse and Peggy enjoyed traveling. They had a time-share apartment in the Kensington area of London, and they visited Peggys relatives in various areas of England for over 30 years. One of their favorite places was Le Jules Verne Restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. On their fiftieth anniversary, they celebrated with a flight on the Concorde to London and a return cruise to New York on the QE II. After that, they enjoyed 15 cruises together, including going through the Panama Canal, the Alaskan inside passage, a Mediterranean cruise, and the last one to Australia and New Zealand. Jesse also enjoyed learning how to fly. Although he was not allowed to join the Army Air Corps in 1944, he did learn to fly when he was 55 years old, living in Houston. Upon moving to Dallas, Jesse continued his lessons, and eventually learned to do aerobatics with renowned pilot Gene Soucy as his teacher. One of Jesses outstanding achievements was flying across the English Channel with Peggy. They landed in France, had lunch, then flew back to England. In 1989, Jesse and Peggy moved to Sun City Center, Fla., where they quickly became involved in the life there. They volunteered for the Emergency Squad, joined the Art Club, and enjoyed an active social life until a few years ago when ill health began to plague each of them. Jesses family and friends will always remember his love and pride in his beautiful wife Peggy. They will also remember his quick mind, his dry sense of humor, and his integrity. Jesse was predeceased in death by his wife Peggy in March 2013. He is survived by daughters Judy Ann Booth Richman of Tampa, Fla., and Betty Jean Booth File (Kevin) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren Kelsey Nicole and Jason Booth File, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. The family wishes to thank Pastor Ed Schafer from Trinity Baptist Church for his faithful friendship with Jesse and Peggy. They also wish to thank all of Jesses caregivers, both from Visiting Angels and private, especially Pearl, Marivic, and Eliza. They all went above and beyond in their care of Jesse. Thank you to all who prayed for the members of the Booth family throughout the past several years. Most of all, thank you to God who lovingly watched over, supported, and carried Jesse and family. A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Zipperers Funeral Home in Sun City Center. A private interment will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Beryl F. BreenBeryl F. Breen, 89, of Zephyrhills ,Fla. passed away peacefully on September 5, 2013 at Royal Oak Nursing Center in Dade City, Fla. Her two sons, Terry Breen and David Breen, were at her bedside when she died. Beryl was born on February 15, 1924 in Norwood, (Middlesex) England, to a close family that included an older brother and three younger sisters. She was very outgoing and a go-getter as a young girl and remained so for the rest of her life. She was a Girl Guide in England and enjoyed long bicycle trips to the country with family members and friends. She graduated from school, became employed as a typist, and met her husband-to-be (Philip Breen, a U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant) at a dance in London. They were married on January 6, 1945 at Holy Trinity Church (a Church of England parish) in Southall. Philip returned to the U.S. in October, and Beryl arrived on the Queen Mary the following February. They settled into the family home on Shelton Road in Nichols (Trumbull), Conn. Philip returned to his prewar position at Burritt Lumber Company in Bridgeport, Conn. while Beryl cared for her two sons, who were born in May 1946 and December 1947. The family relocated first to Fairfield, Conn. and shortly after to Nichols in the early 1950s. Once the boys were of school age, Beryl wanted to have her own career. She taught herself how to drive a car and then worked at an ENT doctors office in Bridgeport, Conn. To supplement her income, Beryl obtained a real estate brokers license and operated Breen Real Estate out of her home. Beryl was a terrific cook and a great hostess, most notably at a series of lively holiday parties with their wonderful friends in Nichols. She was the life of the party and her laughter could be heard above the din of any large gathering. Beryl was also very active in the community. She was a Sunday School teacher at Nichols Methodist Church, a Cub Scout den mother and involved in the local PTA. The Breens continued to move up in their respective careers in the 1960s. Philip was named Vice President of Young & Halstead in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., while Beryl joined Westport Bank & Trust, initially in customer service and soon after as an assistant loan officer. After Young & Halstead closed its doors years later, Philip and Beryl saw an opportunity to get involved in one of their favorite interests, namely antiques. As a result, they purchased Deerfield Antiques in Deerfield, Mass. in 1978 and operated that business for several years. They also brought their goods to antiques shows throughout the Pioneer Valley and beyond. They relocated to Zephyrhills, Fla. in the late 1980s to continued on page 22u Obituaries

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22 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 escape New England’s cold winters. While there, Philip ran the 6th Avenue Mobil Home Court in Zephyrhills while Beryl did the bookkeeping for the business. Although they both retired several years later, Philip enjoyed restoring and selling furniture while Beryl kept busy as usual at antique shows and markets. Beryl eventually gave this up after her beloved husband died in September 2001. Beryl was much loved by family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever. She is survived by her sons, Terry Breen (and his wife Doreen Breen) of Thomaston, Conn., David Breen (and his wife Geraldine Breen) of Wimauma, Fla.; granddaughters Amanda Breen McNally (Clifton, N.J.), Jennifer Breen-Gonzalez (Pelham, N.Y.) and Catherine Breen (Thomaston, Conn.); great-grandchildren Naiya and Akin Gonzalez (Pelham, N.Y.); two sisters in England, Sonia Coats and Edna Richardson; and many nephews and nieces in the U.S. and U.K. A celebration of her life will be held after the 10 a.m. service on November 24 at Nichols United Methodist Church, 25 Shelton Rd., Trumbull, CT 06614. All family and friends are invited to attend. continued from page 21 X Obituaries Richard A. Brown Richard A Brown, 71, of Sun City Center, Fla., former resident of Norton, Mass., died September 12, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was born to Mildred and Murray Brown in Boston, Mass. on October 27, 1941. He was a graduate of Natick High School and Bentley College. During his career, he worked as an accountant for Princess House, Inc. of Taunton, Mass. and for Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife moved to Kings Point in Sun City Center in 1998, where he worked as a guard at the Kings Point front gate until retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Lorraine A. (Demers) Brown of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Fla.; daughters Debra (Scott) Jarousky of Attleboro, Mass. and Karin (Scott) Foster of Smithfield, N.C.; son Michael (Karen) Brown of Norton, Mass; stepchildren Lynne (Jesse) HigginbothamChoate of Winslow, Maine and Jerry Higginbotham of Greensboro, N.C.; sister Sylvia (Joseph) Hurvitz of Boca Raton, Fla.; brother David (Carol) Brown of Lawrenceville, N.J.; grandchildren Kaitlin MacDonald, Meghan Brown, Ryan Brown, Dylan Foster, Garrett Choate, Samantha Choate, Alexander Jarousky and Nathaniel Jarousky; brother-in-law Donald (Lori) Demers of Westminster, Md.; and many nieces and nephews. He was an avid fan of all Boston sports. He enjoyed golf, lawn bowling, many years of coaching in youth sports in Norton, Mass., spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife. He will be remembered most for his bright smile, his kind heart and the love he gave to his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to any of the following charities: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.; Chronic Disease Fund, Plano, Tex.; Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Fort Myers, Fla.; or Sun City Emergency Squad, Sun City Center, Fla. Memorial services will be held in Kings Point and in Massachusetts at a later date. Patricia Lee Euchner Patricia Lee Enz Euchner, age 86, passed away on August 24, 2013, at Homewood Residence in Sun City Center, Florida. She was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on September 6, 1926. Pat met her husband Bruce while attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; they were married 52 years. Pat and Bruce resided in Avon Lake, Ohio (outside of Cleveland), for most of their married life. Pat was very active in Avon Lake community affairs including serving on the Lorain County Board of Mental Health and as president of the parent teacher association. Pat was named Avon Lake woman of the year in 1969. Pat and Bruce retired to Sun City Center, Florida, in 1996, where they were members of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club and Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Pat was active in the Prince of Peace choir and also served as president of the Woman’s Guild (now known as the Council of Catholic Women). Pat was preceded in death by her husband Bruce (2000) and her son Eric (2013). She is survived by daughters Rene Euchner of San Jose, Calif., Jene John of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Elaine Abraham of Annandale, Va.; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service at Prince of Peace church will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the employee fund at Freedom Plaza/Homewood Residence, in care of Kevin Knopf, Executive Director, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Carol A. Foster Carol A.Foster of Henrietta, N.Y. and Sun City Center, Fla. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 18 at age 62. She was predeceased by her father, Glenn Thompson. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Glenn Foster; sons Glenn (Betsy) and Sean Foster; grandchildren Christian, Liam and Colin; mother Jean Thompson; sisters Kathleen (Dom) Mariani and Merle Williams; several nephews and one niece. At the family’s request, services will be held privately. To share a special memory or to leave the family condolences, please visit www. NewcomerRochester.com. Bernard Halinski Bernard Halinski, 85, of Sun City Center, passed away on September 16, 2013. Bernard was an active member of the SCC community and loved baseball, fishing, woodworking and playing cards. He was past president of the SCC Polish and Pinochle clubs and a member of Lapidary, Ceramics and Stained Glass clubs. Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Leona Vivian; daughters Doreen (Michael) and Joanna; sons Thomas (Kathy), Douglas (Dawn), and Bernard Joseph (Melissa); grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church in Sun City Center. Marion Ann Wilhelm Marion (Mari) Ann Wilhelm, ne Serle, passed away September 21, 2013. Born May 7, 1924, Mari, as she liked to be called, was preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Wilhelm and her son Donald Kevin Wilhelm. Mari had a beautiful smile and engaging personality with many many friends. She had a kind word for everyone and was a devout Christian. She leaves a large family who is grieving heavily for her. She loved her husband of 67 years, her children and grandchildren; she had great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. Mari was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and later moved to Phoenix and then to Sun City Center, Fla. with her husband. She loved gardening, dancing, bingo and having fun! She inspired all she met with her generosity of spirit and kindness. She loved their many pets, dogs and cats ... she loved everyone. Mari leaves daughters Sheryl Hall (husband Don Hall) and Cindy Morton (husband Tony Morton), and son Joel Wilhelm; 16 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. She also leaves her brother Norman Serle (wife Sue), sister Carol Rusyn (husband Henry), and sister-in-law Peg Serle. She was beautiful, fun, eccentric, stubborn and an angel on earth. She is greatly missed and loved. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, Fla. Interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. Harold F. Wismann Harold F. Wismann, 88, of Bonita Springs, Fla. and a former resident of Sun City Center, Fla., died September 19, 2013 in Estero, Fla. A recent resident of Bonita Springs, Harold had lived in Sun City Center since 1987 after moving from Indiana. He was born April 30, 1925 in New Albany, Ind., a son of the late Francis and Emma (ne Merriwether) Wismann. Harold received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame where he also played football for the “Fighting Irish” and later received his MBA from Indiana University. After a distinguished career, he retired in 1987 from Rockwell International as a Regional Manager. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen M. Wismann of Bonita Springs, Fla; sons Bruce A. (Cindy) Wismann of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Doug F. (Laura) Wismann of St. Louis, Mo; daughters Jane E. (Mark) O’Donnell of St. Louis, Mo. and Donna Jo (Dan) Herrman of Hayes, Kan.; brother, Guy Wismann of Denver, Co; sisters Fern Loi of Ft. Myers, Fla., Betty Wismann of Sun City Center, Fla. and Faye Hammett of Louisville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The family received friends on September 25, 2013 at Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Bonita Springs. Burial services with military honors were held at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. Discovering the treasures of a Godly woman The Presbyterian Women of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center are studying scriptures to discover the treasures of a Godly woman. In the first lesson, as the women discovered each new characteristic of the Proverbs 31 woman, a one-word description was placed on the mannequin, which ended up covered with words. It’s not too late to join this group ,which meets once a month during the first week of the next eight months. If you’re interested in joining, call Dotty Guerrara at 813-634-2140 for more information. St. Andrew is at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. Marge Yarger sets up a mannequin that was used with the first lesson on the Proverbs 31 woman. SHMA resumes Community Sings South Hillsborough Ministerial Association will resume and host its monthly Community Sing on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Wimauma Church of God, 5504 SR 674 in Wimauma. The “prelude” to the Sing begins at 6:30 p.m.; the Sing itself starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Call 813-634-4776 for more information or visit www. shmasouthshores.org. SHMA is an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations in South Hillsborough County. Prince of Peace women’s group meets Oct. 3 The Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women of Sun City Center will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3 for Mass at 8 a.m., followed by a light breakfast and meeting in the Conesa Center. The church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. The October meeting will feature an overview of the 2013-14 season activities, as well as a chance to meet the Tater Family. Guest speaker will be Rosemarie Berardo of St. Anne’s Church, who will talk about the rules and regulations of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the District. Annual dues of $10 may be paid at this meeting. For more information, call Lynn at 914-723-8431. Medicare update program at UMC The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center, will present a Medicare Update program on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center. Whether you are new to Medicare or an established client, the community is invited to come and get questions answered. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is an excellent and timely opportunity to prepare before the rush begins. Contact the SCCUMC church office to register at 813-635-2539. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com. A young boy asked his father, “Dad, don’t they ever give show ers for the groom?” “No, son,” he replied. “There will be plenty of showers for him after his bride begins to reign!” What an introduction to mar riage and the family! It would seem as though the father was de scribing his life and disappoint ments. All of us want our homes to be a little bit of heaven on earth. But there are always the realities of life. Problems seem to invade every home at the worst possible time and with great intensity. But God established the home and He would have it to be a harbor in the time of storms and a refuge in the days of distress. If parents would assume their rightful places and follow the teachings of His Word, how dif ferent things would be. If prayer was practiced, Scriptures read and worship at the heart of family life, the storms of life could be endured and the family strengthened. If we want our homes to be what God wants them to be, we must pray: “Here’s our family, live with us; here’s our home, be the Lord of it.” Visit us at: SowerMinistries. org. “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.” – John 6:48-50

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 PROF. SERVICES650 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 SERVICES700 Home stainglass workshop. Complete. High speed bandsaw, grinder, irons, patterns, glass, layout boards, Rheostat & much more. $500. 813988-1022 Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-45152000 6x12 enclosed trailer, single 813-641-1022 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com RV spaces for rent. $400 monthly. Electric, water & trash included. 813-234-0992 Lady would like to buy a foreclosure in Kings Point. Call 617-987-0084 One bedroom, one bath, furnished. 55+ park on the river in Ruskin. $7,500 cash or good terms. Phone 813-867-9139 Ruskin. 3br/1ba DW in 55+ park. New floors, roof, bath, kitchen. 12x26 shop. Owner finance. $13,500 obo. 813-260-2636 or 813-230-0846 For rent. 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THE OBSERVER NEWS www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 26, 2013 Volume 57 Number 36 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Florida texting and driving ban goes into effect Oct. 1Some claim victory to a dangerous practice, others complain the law is too weak. State officials have generally been quiet about the whole thing.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOIt is estimated that 4,500 accidents in Florida in 2012 were related to cell phone use while driving. On Oct. 1, texting while driving will be illegal in Florida, with some exceptions and a relatively small fine. By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netAccording to Distraction.Gov, a U.S. Government website dedicated to educating the public about distracted driving, particularly cell phone use and texting while driving, at any given moment in America, 660,000 drivers are using a cell phone or an electronic device while hurtling down roads filled with traffic, bicycle riders, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Despite increasing public campaigns to stop texting and driving, that statistic has held steady since 2010. On Oct. 1, Florida will become the 41st state to ban the practice of texting while driving. Some have labeled the ban as a first step, others have described the new law as weak and difficult to enforce, but for those who still text and drive, the fact remains that, at least while a vehicle is in motion, it will be illegal for a driver to send a text message, with some exceptions. At this time, the state of Florida appears to be making little effort to educate the public about the new law, beyond plans to post warnings about texting and driving on overhead freeway message signs. Last week, overhead signs on Bay Area freeways were telling drivers that text messages can wait, dont text and drive. Most commuters on Tampa Bay area freeways have witnessed the effects of texting and driving but for a vivid image, simply talk to almost any motorcyclist. Driving a more vulnerable vehicle that requires intense concentration on the road and surrounding traffic, bikers are witnesses to the erratic behavior of drivers distracted not only by texting, but also by those simply talking on the phone while at the wheel. Swerving across lanes, speeding up and slowing down are a frequent sight on area highways, and are indicators of a driver that is not entirely focused on the task of maneuvering a large, heavy vehicle amongst other vehicles on the road. According to Distraction.Gov, sending or reading a text message while driving removes a drivers focus on the road and surroundings for an average of 4.6 seconds, or roughly the equivalent of driving the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour entirely blind. Approximately twenty percent of teenage drivers and 10 percent of parents have admitted to having multi-text extended text conversations CContinued on page 7u South County Job Fair targets local unemployedBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netHundreds of locals are expected to turn out this week for a job fair aimed at relieving local unemployment. The South County Job Fair is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 27 at the Hillsborough Community College South Shore campus, 551 24th St. NE in Ruskin. The job fair is being held in association with the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Hillsborough Community College South Shore campus and Hillsborough County. With the challenges that we are all facing with the economy, the most important thing that we can do in county government is to help our unemployed or under employed citizens to find jobs, said Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman who is hosting the fair. When more people are working, more people are saving and spending money at local businesses, and the economy will continue to improve, said Murman. There are few areas in the county that have been hit harder by unemployment than South County, Murman believes. Its critical that we get people back to work, said Murman whose district includes large swathes of South County west of Interstate 75 as well as sections of northwest Hillsborough. She was first elected in 2010. As well as founding the South County Job Fair, where more than 30 employers and vendors met with nearly 250 job seekers last year, Murman also spearheaded the Hillsborough County Small Business Job Creation Program, which has put more than 115 people back to work and given nearly 70 of these businesses more resources to help keep their doors open. Tanya Doran knows the unemployment picture in South County all too well. There are still quite a few people out there looking for work. We have people who regularly come seeking employment and these are people with great qualifications, said the executive director of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. While the chamber encourages local CContinued on page 3u At Apollo Beach Elementary: Peace, blowing in the windOn Friday, students at Apollo Beach Elementary School joined millions of other children across the nation in the Pinwheels for Peace project, creating a large peace sign on the schools front lawn from pinwheels. All 630 of the schools children took part in the project. Pinwheels for Peace isnt a political statement, according to organizers A pinwheel is a childhood symbol it reminds us of a time when things were simple, joyful, peaceful. The project also hopes to detract from a world in which war and violence often dominate television and the media. Last year, approximately four million pinwheels were placed as part of the effort. See more on page 15. PHOTO BY LARRY BBRIGANTBBQ Bash is a hit!Recently JSA Medical Group hosted more than 1,000 locals at a BBQ Bash to celebrate its grand re-opening featuring their newly remodeled exterior with a carport canopy for patient drop-off. Above, Darlene Meadows of Kings Point leads a line dancing class. The event boasted entertainment by local favorites, The Front Porch Pickers, and class demonstrations of line and salsa dancing. Radio station WTIS 1110AM featured a remote broadcast during the event. Catering was covered by Bubba Qs. Local vendors also participated including the Home Depot, Taco Bell, Curves SCC, AAA The Auto Club Group, and DaVita Dialysis.

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2 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013WARREN RESEN%  Member of NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) | W630@aol.comLONG BEACH, CACAWith much fanfare, the Queen Mary arrived in Long Beach HHarbor in December 1967 to begin its well-deserved retirement after 30 years as the premiere luxury liner sailing the waters of the NNorth A Atlantic OOcean. The conversion to change Queen Mary from an oceangoing luxury liner to a floating hotel, tourist attraction and venue for special events began almost immediately upon its arrival. The retired Queen of the Seas opened to the public at her now permanent home in 1971 and more than 50 million visitors have since walked its decks. In case you were wondering, the R.M.S in the title means Royal Mail Ship. 50 million visitors later: Shes still the Queen of the SeasAuthor and photographer with Commodore Hoard.JEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOSOn the foward deck is a reminder that the Queen Mary was used during WWII to transport troops. The ship, however, was never attacked. The Queen Mary represents another age when the only way to cross the pond was by ship and the most luxurious ship was the Queen Mary. She was the fastest on the transatlantic route and the epitome of elegance. A As a member of HHistoric HHotels of A America, the Queen Marys management has pledged to preserve the authenticity of this treasure.A brief timeline: The birth of the Queen Mary was a long and laborious process. Plans to build her were drawn in 1926. CConstruction began in 1930 but was suspended in 1931 because of the GGreat Depression. E Eventually work resumed and the ship was made ready for launching in 1934 even before the engines, superstructure and interiors were added.E Englands King GGeorge V made the opening speech and his wife, Queen Mary, announced that the ship would henceforth be called guess what? HHer Majesty Queen Mary then launched her namesake by breaking the traditional bottle of wine against the ships prow. Interestingly, the ships namesake The Queen Mary has been permanently docked in Long Beach, CA, since its arrival in 1967. The Queen Marys wheel house is a stunning sight. Sunday brunch in the Grand Salon.never took passage on the Queen Mary during its time at sea. Todays mega cruise ships, mostly traveling in circles, with a complement of up to 5,000 guests and a myriad of onboard entertainment resemble nothing less than floating theme parks. CCurrent sea-going passengers would understandably view the Queen Mary and its accommodations as quaint, lacking the glitz they have come to expect. But the venerable Queen Mary had something missing in our modern society E ELEGANCEEGANCE. First CClass was just what the words meantFIRST C CLAASS. This aura permeated throughout the ship no matter what class you traveled. When she entered service, the Queen Mary was the most luxurious cruise liner in the world. With its A Art Deco designs, paintings and sculpture, the entire ship was a floating art gallery. She was also known as the Ship of Beautiful Woods. Throughout the ship, 56 different varieties of wood veneers were used for decoration and design. Many of the woods are rare and probably have never been seen by most people. Some woods are so rare they will probably never be used again in public displays of creativity. The Queen Marys maiden voyage took place in May 1936, traveling from Southampton, E England to NNew York CCity. She quickly became the most popular liner plying the NNorth A Atlantic, but it was to be a relatively brief run until after WWII ended.E England declared war on GGermany in May 1939. The Queen Mary was detained in NNew York u

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SATURDAY NIGHT All you can eat Fish Fry ................................................... $9.99 SUNDAY NFL GAME DAY Your Favorite Teams on 12 TVs Game Day Buet ........................................................... $7.00813-641-8792HOURS: 11 a.m. 11 p.m. Monday thru Thursday Saturday, Oct. 510 a.m. to 5 p.m. BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes Events are made possible by the following partners working together to bring arts to our local community:The 6th Annual Ruskin Big Draw 2013Big Draw International Day Sat., Oct. 5, 2013Big Draw Extravaganza at Firehouse Cultural Center 3:00-7:00 p.m. 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE $1000 Off TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Shopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car!Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILS Sweetbay sale expected by 4th quarterjob-seekers to use their networks of family, friends and former coworkers, and directs them to local job websites, a trip to the Workforce Alliance is also suggested. And not only for potential employees. We highly encourage employers who have openings or may have openings in the next few months to work with the Alliance. They not only have training programs but they also offer incentives for employers. They do a lot %  penny@observernews.netFollowing internal rumors and some media reports that Sweetbay stores have been sold, its not happening anytime soon. As of Sept. 19, the process was still in the regulatory stages with the Federal Trade Commission, according to spokespersons from both Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC the intended buyer and Sweetbays home offices in Tampa. On May 28, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, owner of Winn Dixie grocery stores and several other chains, subject to regulatory approval, announced plans to buy 72 Sweetbay stores, as well as Harveys and Reids stores, all of which are part of the Delhaize America group, said Brian Wright, vice president of communications for Bi-Lo in a telephone interview Sept. 18. Subject to regulatory review and approval, Bi-Lo will acquire 72 Sweetbay stores, plus leases for 10 prior Sweetbay locations, 72 Harveys stores and 11 Reids, totaling 165 stores with approximately 10,000 employees in the southeastern United States, Wright said. Bi-Lo is the owner of WinnDixie stores, said Randall Onstead, president/CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including expiration of the applicable waiting period under the HartScott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Onstead said in a press release issued in June. Bi-Lo was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Sweetbay has closed 33 Florida stores since January, and plans to close more stores until it has 72 in Florida, according to a release printed by spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau in Sweetbays Tampa office. No stores in the coverage area of The Observer News or The Current are on the list of closings, which reportedly will displace 2,000 employees. The stores closed (or closing) are located in Tampa, Bradenton, Sarasota, Plant City, Lakeland, Spring Hill, Fort Myers and Naples. The total buyout of the three chains, Sweetbay, Harveys and Reids, will cost Bi-Lo approximately $265 million, Wright said.South County Job Fair targets local unemployedPHOTO PROVIDED BY SANDY MURmMANDistrict 1 County Commissioner Sandy Murman, third from left, meets with representatives of Hillsborough Community College at her last years South County Job Fair in Ruskin.of prescreening, which helps with the cost of hiring. Around 35 employers including the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and Ashley Furniture are expected to turn out for the job, according to Mark Douglass, chief operating officer for the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance. We are expecting a good turnout as long as the weather allows, Douglass said. Hillsborough Countys unemployment rate currently stands at 6.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent at the same time last year, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 7 percent, down 1.6 percentage points from 8.6 percent a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in August. Floridas unemployment rate was below the national rate for the sixth consecutive month. u

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Brunch Buffet 8-2; Lunch 11-6 NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com 813-641-1600 Temporarily Closed for Remodeling813.645.2000 Traditional Burial& Cremation with ConfidenceAffordable Burial Packages For families & individuals who are looking for traditional burial options that meet their nancial needs, National Cremation & Burial Society has several packages to choose from.We offer Complete Traditional Funeral Services with PersonalizationA Traditional Service is a way for family, friends and associates to gather to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.813-645-3231308 East College Ave., Ruskin National Cremation&BURIAL SOCIETY 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 concvesSouth Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 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. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTONot everyone dislikes the long lines of morning traffic along Big Bend Road in Riverview. In fact, its an opportunity for some face time with other drivers....and their passengers. Traffic is inevitable in our growing county so you might as well enjoy the ride. IMonday, Sept. 30 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Oven Fried Chicken with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available. Saturday, Oct. 12 Visitation of District Deputy Patrick Gallagher and District Vice President David Manning for all Elks and their guests, Social 5 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Program 7 p.m., Menu: Salisbury Steak, all for only $5. Reservation required. Monday, Oct. 14 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Pork Chop with all the trimmings including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smokefree environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 Hwy. 41 South in Ruskin. Telephone 813645-2089.Run Around the PierAt 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Rotarys Run Around the Pier 5K Fun Run / 1 Mile Walk will take place at Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Proceeds will go to the Rotary House at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Family Residence, which takes in homeless families with small children. More than 400 runners participated last year and raised over $10,000. Registration is $25. Following the race there will be free microbrew beer, free food and music, and a free kids zone.Reminder: Commercial solid waste customers need to sign up by Oct. 1Commercial solid waste customers within Hillsborough Countys service area need to complete new agreements for service beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. All existing commercial garbage collection service contracts, regardless of the expiration date, will become null and void when the current Solid Waste Franchise Collection Agreements expire on Sept. 30. All commercial customers who require garbage collection services must use one of the County-authorized Franchise Collectors: Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly Waste Services of Florida), Republic Services of Florida, or Waste Management Inc. of Florida. Commercial customers are not required to stay with the same vendor who is currently providing their garbage collection service. The new Franchise Collection Agreements do not apply to contracts for commercial recycling. Businesses may contract for commercial recycling service with any provider, even if they are not one of the three authorized Franchise Collectors. Also effective Oct. 1, commercial customers may contract for construction and demolition debris removal with any provider, even if they are not one of the three Franchise Collectors. All commercial solid waste customers must also complete and submit a Solid Waste Profile Form to the Public Utilities Department. The online form can be found at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ WasteProfileForm. A print copy is available from the Franchise Collectors. The Solid Waste Profile Program is designed to ensure that solid waste generated in Hillsborough County is properly disposed of in a safe and effective manner. The Franchise Collectors cannot provide commercial solid waste collection services until the Solid Waste Profile Form has been reviewed and approved by the County. For more information, commercial customers may contact the three Franchise Collectors at: (formerly Waste Services of Florida): 813-248-3802 813-265-0292 Florida: 813-621-3053 For more information on completing the Solid Waste Profile Form, contact your commercial Franchise Collector, or send an email to the Public Utilities Department at PUD-WasteProfile@ HillsboroughCounty.org. For general information about how the new Franchise Collection Agreements affect commercial collection, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/TalkTrash (click on the Commercial Collection link), or call Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department Customer Service at 813-272-5680.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Family Story Time Thursday, Sept. 26 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. Family Artists Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 ~ Celebrate illustrations! Participate in a drawing lesson! Join us for this special program featuring stories and a fun family art project. This family program is part of the Big Draw-Ruskin program. Registration is required. Please ask at the Information desk or call 813273-3652. Baby Time Monday, Sept. 30 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11:35 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, Oct. 1 at 10:05 a.m. & 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, Oct. 1 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. Puppet Show: The Old Woman and the Willy Nilly Man Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 4 and up ~ When the old womans shoes wont stop dancing she is forced to visit the Willy Nilly Man in hopes that he can help her. The Willy Nilly Man is fierce and uncooperative; at first anyway. Black light effects, bluegrass music, large rod puppets and a live storyteller guarantees a wild show! Presented by Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. Teen Game Zone Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation into the large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.SouthShore Chamber focuses on school requestsThe Educational Partnership Committee of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce had decided to take on a few requests per month from local schools and attempt to fill them or at least assist in filling them. Each month the chamber receives many such requests. Currently, it is seeking help for the following: groups. to assist lower-level readers to increase reading skills: 14 mouse(s), 7 mouse pads, and 14 computer headsets. This equipment will assist ninthgraders who are reading on a third-grade level. If you are not able to help with these needs but possibly in other ways, get in touch with the chamber at 813-645-1366. For more information on the committee, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org/pages/Committees1/. Cypress Creek Elementary honors Septembers Terrific KidsThe Terrific Kids for September 2013 at Ruskins Cypress Creek Elementary School are: Lucas Mount, Tane Goldson, Brock Angermiller, Yanelys Rosado, Donovan Dilts, Denaun Wilson, Alejandro Maldonado-Escobar, Mariska Gray, Antonio Razo, Ricky Edwards, Pablo Jard, Sky Spencer, Kevin Lima, Davian Valdovinos, Ava Suarez, Emily Albertini, Maria Panagiotakis, Elvin Perez-Vasquez, Ayden Gayton, DaiMauraei Jones, Aydan Woodhead, Michael Espinosa, Joel Valenzuela, Timmy Herrera-Ochoa, Julitza Ramos, Aklles Blanton, Anika Hartvigson, Maria Hernandez-Izaguir, Trinity Carter, Charlisia Watts, Krysten Crawford, Anissa Lane, Jazlyn Sosa, Luis Gonzalez-Serrano, Emilio Guia, Kathy Montanaro, Rikki De Oreo, Naasira Delaney, Joseph Rivera-Perez, Breanna Hinds, Alina Bailey, Hector Herculano, Ricardo Saldana, Simon Zarate, Andy Fuentes, Rigoberto Chavez, Emma Margelowsky, Haley Carrejo, Nya Rivera, Kaylee Peavler, Thao Tran, Faith Nwosu, Alexa Linares-Escajadil, Dalaysia Murry, Andrea Roque, Chloe Lewis, Breanna Torres, Angel Delacruz, Kayliana Martinez, Taylor Porter, Alexia Troyer, Paul Davis, Jacson Boone, Stephen Heslin, Andrew Mendiola, Yaritza Ocampo, and Isaac Barajas. PHOTO DONN KEITHThe Game brings music, laughter to James Dean VanderHooten (Peter Farina) and his mother Grace (Babs Cominoli) dont always exactly see eye to eye in the Performing Arts Companys production of The Game, which opens at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Invitational Meet is SaturdayThe South County Career Center Army JROTC Bobcats will host the 2nd Annual Invitational Raider meet on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Raider competition matches students from more than 20 schools throughout the Tampa Bay area, including powerhouse State Champions from Alonso, Braden River, Newsome, Manatee and Boca Ciega high schools. The competition combines physical fitness, activities in problem solving and team building. The meet is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at South County Career Center, 2810 John Sherman Way in Ruskin. The mission of the JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. There will also be a fundraising activity for the local chapter of the Wounded Warriors Project. For more information contact Major (R) Rick Coles, U.S. Army at 813-569-9065. This 1998 Corvette owned by Jerry Crabb of Apollo Beach is the Roamin Oldies cruiser of the month for September. Silver Corvette coupe claims cruiser titleA bone-stock and fastidiously maintained 1998 45th Anniversary Corvette owned by Jerry Crabb of Apollo Beach is the Roamin Oldies September cruiser of the month. The Sebring Silver coupe is not only a frequent participant in area shows, it is also a daily driver that takes Jerry to work every day, and far beyond. For just one example, he and his Corvette joined the August Woodward Dream Cruise near his hometown of Detroit. Jerry is just the second owner of his Corvette, which he says is pretty much all original, except for the tires. Its powered by a 350-cubic-inch V8, coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission. I like to take the car to the shows to let other people enjoy it as much as I do, he says. 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 often take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Sun City Center is this weekendCommunity Fall Clean-Up at the Ruskin Memorial Park Cemetery is Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. Everyone is encouraged to help out after several months of rain. Weed-eating is the focus and you are asked to bring equipment, tools and gloves. Clipping, pruning, edging, raking and light trash removal brings students, residents and friends of the cemetery together for this community project that has been underway since 2010. Trailers and pick-up trucks can help with hauling refuse to the landfill. Students wanting credit for community hours need to check-in and available verifying their hours. For more information, call 813892-7235.

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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 When you talk to yourself, what do you say? Are you an encourager or a discourager? If you could step outside of yourself and watch the scene objectively, would your reaction be to say the words were good counsel or those that defeat. At a track meet I overheard a conversation between two high jumpers. The bar had steadily risen and it was at a point that neither of the jumpers had ever achieved. One jumper said to the other that it was too high and he could not possibly clear the bar, to which the other jumper replied, I think it can be cleared and I think I can do it. When it came time to make their respective jumps, the not possible jumper made a half-hearted attempt and proved himself right. On the other hand, the I can jumper made a mighty effort and was rewarded with the best jump of his life. I would be happiest if I could tell you that he cleared the bar, but he didnt. He missed the jump by a hairs breadth and the bar came tumbling down after him. Mr. not possible stood by gloating and proclaiming himself right that it could not be done. Mr. I can paid little attention and stated loud and clear that the next time he met that bar, he would be the victor. A difference in attitude is manifest in the things each young man told himself. For all of us, the things we say to ourselves is the margin we need to accomplish our wildest of dreams and set the parameters of our lives. We cannot be afflicted by doublethink. George Orwell described it as follows, Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs By William Hodges in ones mind simultaneouslyand accepting both of them. Starting out with the idea that maybe I can do something implies that I am also carrying in my mind the idea that I cannot accomplish the goal. That doubt can cause you to fall short of the bar. When you decide to enter the area and compete, whether it is in a personal struggle like attaining a proper weight or in a public competition on the golf course, start the struggle with the idea that you will win. Give yourself a pep talk to that effect and do not let negativity invade your mind. In my own case, I fight a constant battle to lose weight. I know I can do it and I have done it before. This time I am recording everything I eat and am more aware of the nutritional value of food, especially calorie counts. This week, when I stepped on the scales and it jumped up a couple of pounds, my first reaction was to say, I just cannot keep the weight off and I might as well not try. Wow, talk about defeatist. I almost headed to the kitchen for a cookie and ice cream with chocolate topping. But before I got to the freezer, I heard another voice. This one was saying STOP, dont give in. You are able to attain a proper weight and keep it there. Dont give up. I listened and acted on that voice. Instead, I had a sugarfree, fat-free gelatin dessert that Phyllis makes; it is the daily treat I allow myself. Anything you want that is worthwhile in this life will not come without its struggles and trials. What you tell yourself will either add to or lighten the burden you carry and will ultimately have a great impact on whether you succeed or fail. You might be interested to know that the Mr. I can described above did, in the very next meet, challenge the bar and best it. He has since gone on to greater heights. The bar will always be there in one form or another for all of us, and what we tell ourselves will make the difference in whether we sail over it or crash in defeat. Be careful what you tell yourself; you might be listening.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: When you talk to yourselfWhat do you say?$5 Day at MOSI is this SaturdayOn Saturday, Sept. 28, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) will offer discounted MOSI admission to the Tampa Bay community for only $5. MOSI hosts several $5 Days each year to allow community members of all incomes access to MOSI exhibit galleries, including The Amazing You exhibition, Kids In Charge!, the largest childrens science center in the nation, and more than 450 hands-on, interactive exhibits. Admission to $5 Day also includes entrance to the IMAX Dome Theatre Film Great White Sharks For more information, call MOSI reser vations at 813-987-6000 or visit mosi.org.Gulf red snapper opens recreationally Oct. 1 The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Tuesday, Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles, the season will remain open through Oct. 14, closing on Oct. 15. These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons are for 2013 only. The minimum size limit in state and federal waters is 16 inches, and the daily bag limit is two per harvester, per day. There is a zero daily bag and possession limit for captain and crew on forhire vessels. Anglers are required to use circle hooks and dehooking devices when fishing for any reef species, including red snapper, in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters. The requirement to use venting tools in federal waters was removed on Sept. 3. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider adopting similar changes at a future meeting. The intent of these rules is to help conserve fishery resources by increasing the chances for a fish to survive after being caught and released. Learn more about red snapper by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 7 SPECIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of WineAvailable for a LIMITED TIME ON LY Wednesday through Saturday. 2 for $3999+ tax Cypress Creek Golf Club 1 011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-45 76 Ext. 2LU NCH: Tues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. D INNE R: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cypress Creek Golf Club 1 011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-45 76 Ext. 2LU NCH: Tues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. D INNE R: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. while driving. And that number consists merely of those who admit to doing it. Even reaching for a cell phone, let alone using one to dial a number or type a text message, increases the risk of getting into an accident by three times. According to a privately run website, www.textinganddrivingsafely.com, using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other news sources, 23 percent of all auto collisions in 2011 involved at least one driver using a cell phone that amounts to 1.3 million crashes. According to state Senator Nancy Detert of Venice, the sponsor of the new law, approximately 11 teenagers die each day in the United States while texting and driving. Governor Rick Scott signed Floridas new texting ban into law last May, an act that drew praise from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and other officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous and irresponsible decisions a driver can make, said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. Florida is sending a strong message that it wants all drivers to be distraction free. Major cell phone providers have also been supportive of texting and driving laws. Critics, however, have complained that the Florida law is too weak. The new law, taking effect on Oct. 1, will make texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning that drivers cannot be pulled over on that basis alone, but as part of another offense, such as weaving in traffic. Additionally, the ban allows drivers to text while stopped, whether in a traffic jam or at a stop sign. Drivers can also send a text message to report the commission of a crime. The fine is $30 for a first offense and law enforcement officers will not typically be allowed to confiscate the cell phone. For the past several years, well prior to the new law, the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office has included a check-off box on Florida texting and driving banu accident reports if a deputy knows or suspects that distracted driving may have contributed to an accident or an infraction. Last year, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles data suggested that more than 4,500 accidents were caused due to drivers distracted by the use of electronic communication devices. For the text of the Florida Senate bill on the new law, visit http://tinyurl.com/observer-texting. For information on distracted driving from the NHTSA, visit www.distraction.gov. Hillsborough leads state in National Merit semifinalistsHillsborough County Public Schools led the state in the number of National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, with 60 students earning the honor. Hillsborough is the third largest school district in the state, but had more than Miami-Dade and Broward, the states two largest districts. National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of the nations high school seniors. Roughly 1.5 million students across the nation vied for the honor of being among the nations most academically talented high school seniors. Here in Hillsborough we have a strong emphasis on preparing students to be college or career ready, said Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia.Tampa Bay Water accepting mini-grant applications for source water protection Tampa Bay Water is once again offering $20,000 in mini-grants to help fund projects and events sponsored by local community groups, nonprofit groups, schools and universities that help promote protection of the regions drinking water sources. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 31, 2013. Applications are available at tampabaywater.org or by contacting Ivana Blankenship at 727-7962355 or 813-996-7009. Past recipients have used the mini-grants to improve stormwater runoff, reduce litter going into waterways and educate students on the importance of protecting drinking water. Recipients have included Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, St. Cecelia Interparochial School, Lake Highlander Resident Owned Association, Tampa Bay Living Green Expo and Tampa Bay Beautification Environmental. All mini-grant applications received will be reviewed and screened against the programs selection criteria. Winners will be notified before the end of 2013.

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8 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 Assisted Living No. AL7290 SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Introduction to Android Thursday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the Android operating system frequently used on SmartPhones and tablets. Limit: 20. Tea Tasting Friday, Sept. 27 at 11 p.m. Join Shawn Geitner of Beleave Teas Inc. for this special tea tasting program. Shawn will explain the difference in color, flavor and aroma between the four types of tea: black, oolong, green and white. She will then go over proper brewing techniques and give participants an opportunity to taste each type. Registration required. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 12:15 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. Limit: 20. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Oct. 2 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 to work on. Master Gardener: Winter Warriors Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Learn about the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, how it is developed and revised, and why it is important for garden plant selection. This talk will discuss the benefits of using cold-hardy plants while highlighting some of the most cold-hardy choices for our area. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service. Introduction to iPad Thursday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the iPad including AppleIDs, WiFi, the App Store, and more. Limit: 20. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. All anglers in the Tampa Bay waters are seeing red this week. It seems redfish have invaded the area in schools, and the anglers are all talking about the redfish that they caught. Redfish have taken over the snook. After snook season was closed for several years, you would think, snook would be the most talked about fish this time of the year. However, anglers are catching and releasing snook. I never thought I would see the day that redfish would be more popular than snook. Redfish are pushing around in large schools. You can tell the redfish schools from the mullet as the mullet schools are much slower than the redfish. One angler said, We have so many fish, to fish for and keep, why not release the snook and let them multiply some more. For those keeping their snook catches, legal is 28 to 33 inches one per person per day. Legal redfish catch must be l8 to 27 inches and one per person per day. Redfish are a great tablefare. There will be a redfish tournament in Ruskin, by the Southshore Anglers Club, Oct. 4 and 5, with proceeds going to help children with cancer. You may call 813731-8138 for more information. You no longer need to go offshore to catch a snapper. Tampa Bay snappers are inshore in our waters. Snappers are one of the most prolific saltwater species. The term mangrove snapper is a slang name but has been adopted in our area for the gray snapper. Baits for snapper vary from frozen sardines, pinfish, to live shrimp. Their eyesight is keen and they often steal your bait without detection. Small in-line circle hooks are mandatory by Florida law. Mangrove snapper will never present that big fish thrill, but those who fish for them say they make them a challenge to catch. What they lack in size can be made up in numbers. I even have a Southern meal for you; try fried mangrove snapper with mango salsa topping, served alongside southern cooked yellow rice and black beans with chopped Ruskin onions on top of the black beans. Legal snapper measure, 10 in. and five per harvest. Bass, panfish, and freshwater cats have been plentiful in our lakes, and upper fresh waters of the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. I saw a variety of catches this week. Flounder, sheepshead, redfish, snook, trout, tripletails, and snapper were just a few. It seems if you dropped a line, it was a fish every time. Hats off, to my good friend, Gus Muench. He has been working to save our waterways for years.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Anglers see red this week

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DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Silver liningsBad things happen to good people, yada, yada, yada. That is likely true, but who am I to judge if Im a good people or not? That is a highly relative judgment, after all. Do evil dictators know they are evil? Im thinking not, just like the insane person that cuts you off in traffic on a bad day doesnt think they are evil. Regardless, over the past few weeks, Ive more than once wondered if the lightning strike that hit my boat (and me, somewhat indirectly), didnt really kill me and thus has landed me in hell. The past few weeks have been pretty rough but I know full well that I have nothing to complain about. Plus, there has been a big silver lining contained in the millions of volts that shot down from the sky to connect with the mast of my boat. It has gotten me back to the water again something Id inexplicably faded away from. In getting back to the water, Im trying to find my own personal mission again. For Michelle and me, the best years of our lives were spent living aboard our sailboat in a rundown little marina in Ruskin. It was a magical time just after we arrived, other people our age began showing up with similar dreams and we made the best friends of our lives. A lot has changed since then, the little rundown marina no longer is either of those things and some of the people have gone on to different things, some in life and some in death, but the friends the really good friends have remained. Before we left to go sailing, my mission was to prepare the boat and understand every single detail of every single system on it. That was easy enough since I installed it all. All of our money went towards the stuff we needed and to what is called the cruising kitty funds used while sailing since working in a place like the Bahamas or the Dominican Republic was not only unlikely, it was also generally illegal. When we were sailing, my mission was to keep the systems on the boat running and to continuously monitor the weather. It was a good mission for me, one that I loved. When you are out on the ocean in a little boat, weather is huge. Out of sight of land, out in the Atlantic, you are on your own. When things go bad, as friend and cruising singer Eileen Quinn once sang, There aint no getting off this ride. There are few things as terrifying as an angry ocean on a dark night, except, as I found, the darkness can be a blessing when you cant see how big the waves truly can be. In such times, however, you just find yourself praying to simply get through the night. Of course those times are relatively rare, which is why weather planning is so vital. But sometimes nature just does its own thing, leaving you as nothing more than a small speck on a big and tumultuous ocean. But most nights at sea, for me, at least, arent spent in fear so much as in contemplation. A storm can certainly bring out your true character but during the few occasions weve experienced that, I had more to worry about than myself I needed to do everything I could to keep my wife and the boat safe. She probably thought the same way. Ive spent one night at sea by myself, sailing from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to Cape May. I didnt have storms or sea monsters but fluky winds sent me much further offshore than planned, leaving me effectively on my own despite the millions of people living along the coast miles to my west. Perhaps the only scary part of that night was the self-contemplation that opened up inside of me like the billions of stars I could see overhead. Sometimes spending time with yourself isnt the easiest thing to do. Am I a good person? Am I on the right track in life? Have I wasted my life? How can I stop being a jerk sometimes (or more than sometimes, depending upon your perspective)? What do I need to do to be a decent, better human? And then the sun rises and the questions, along with many of the answers fade away with the approaching coastline, bringing back normal life with all of the distractions and frustrations that kept many of the answers I may have discovered at bay. The bad thing about time is that you can never turn it back. I cant go back to those magical days living in a marina that no longer exists seeing the same friends, some of whom are no longer even alive. I cant go back to that night on the Atlantic where the answers to my questions came to me, sometimes uncomfortably so. But I can change what Im doing right now. My wife and I can go back to the life that made us happiest. We can go back to the living on the water, kicking our feet under the blankets when we crawl in each night in the sheer joy of our lives. No, it wont be the same, but that doesnt mean it will be worse, either. It could be as good; it could be better. Lightning struck once for us, letting us live our dream. It could strike again different but maybe even better. And perhaps in the process Ill find out what I need to do to become a better person. To me, that is overdue. All of us have a course to follow in life but it is a choice. For some, it is easier to ignore it, for others it is simply their nature and thoughts of choice are moot. Ive been off course for so long; its time to turn. Ill see you out there. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe ocean is a great place for some much needed self-contemplation, especially on an overnight passage while all alone.

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The much-anticipated Gornto Lake Road extension was set to officially open Sept. 24, following a mid-morning ribbon-cutting. The road will give South County drivers a straight shot to the mall from U.S. Highway 301 and Bloomingdale Avenue along Gornto Lake Road into the malls rear entrance. Ground broke on the project last October, a response to years of congestion around the popular Westfield Brandon mall on SR 60 that is home to more than 100 businesses, including Macys, Apple and Dillards. Due to the increase in residential and commercial development in the Brandon area, there was a need for an additional north-south corridor between SR 60 and Lumsden Road (Causeway Blvd.), according to a county report outlining the project. The extension will handle about 20,000 vehicles a day, giving relief to congested roads around the mall, said C.T. Chen, a project manager with Hillsborough Countys Public Works Department. It will definitely make a big difference, especially around Christmastime, relieving pressure around the mall because most people use just one way in and out now, Chen said. The project had been due to open in October. According to Chen, local businesses are eager to see the road.We have spoken to the manager at the mall and the Hillsboro Memorial Gardens cemetery on SR 60 beside the mall, and they are all very positive about the road; the mall wants it open yesterday, Chen said. Martin Bebbington, owner of Euro Caf, a European deli on SR 60, has watched work on the project daily with a smile. I think its wonderful and long overdue, Bebbington said. The congestion around this area is especially bad around the holidays. Bebbington believes easier access to the area for drivers from places like Riverview will mean more business for him and surrounding stores. The traffic coming down that road will help because more people will now see we are here. [The new road] cant come fast enough. Mall officials are excited the new roadway will open early. We have been working with the county for some time to get this in place, and we are thrilled it is finally coming to fruition, said Dawn Arvidson, Westfield Brandons marketing director. Its even better that it will be finished early. The new road will not only give shoppers an extra access point to the mall but will also alleviate some of the overflow traffic that frequently cuts through the shopping center. Drivers trying to reach SR 60 from Providence Road often use the mall as a short cut. They will now be able to use the new extension road. It will just be easier for people to now get in and out of our property. Its certainly a positive for us, Arvidson said. Good weather, the absence of any major storms and the lack of any underground pipes have helped speed the project along, Chen said. The weather has cooperated and we have a lot less underground work to worry about with this road because its an extension and a new road. Even when the afternoon summer storms started we already had the blacktop in place, otherwise it might have washed out the work we had already done. Construction of the extension will also relieve congestion at the entrance and exits from Interstate 75 on SR 60 as well as at the shopping mall, officials say. The $3.95 million roadway will stretch for 0.7 miles from SR 60 to about 800 feet south of Town Center Boulevard and has been on the books since 2006. KEVIN BRADY PHOTOWork on the four-lane Gornto Lake Road Extension was due to be complete by Oct. 7. The new four-lane extension gives South county area drivers a straight shot into the Brandon Malls back entrance. 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We are in dire need of mentors in Ruskin, Riverview and Gibsonton Please contact Carla at 813-558-1370 ext.304 or email cpeterson@gcjfcs.org for further informationWoman to Woman, a noprot program of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, is seeking loving women who would like to serve as mentors to teenage moms. We have teens waiting to be matched with someone who will care, listen, and provide encouragement. Our goal is to offer a support system to help them complete high school.no criminal background794549-01 Dear Savvy Senior Im interested in tracking down some old friends Ive lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What tips or resources can you recommend to help me find them? Searching Senior Dear Searching, If you have access to the Internet, tracking down long-lost friends from many years ago is relatively easy to do, and in most cases it wont cost you a cent. Here are some tips and tools to help you get started. Gather Details Before you begin your search, a good first step is to jot down any information you can remember or find out about the people youre trying to locate. Things like their full name (maiden and married), age or birth date, last known address or phone number, old e-mail address, names of family members, etc. Knowing details can help you turn up clues while you search. Searching Tools After you compile some infor mation, a good place to start your search is at google.com. Just type in the persons first and last name in quotation marks to indicate youre searching for a specific phrase for example, John Smith. Unless your friend has a unique name, youre likely to get dozens of results. You can narrow your search by adding other criteria like their middle initial or middle name, the city or state they may live in, or even their occupation. You can also do an advanced Google search at google. com/advanced_search, which helps you specify your search for better results. Some other free people search websites to try are pipl.com, wink. com and zabasearch.com. Or for a few dollars, you can search a little deeper at sites like intelius.com and peoplefinders.com. In addition to these search engines, try social networking and affinity sites where your friend may have registered, like facebook.com, twitter.com, linkedIn.com and classmates.com, Another option is to check out high school alumni Web sites. Not every school has its own site, but some do, and you can look for it by going to any search engine and typing in the name of the school with the city and state its located in. You can also search at alumniclass.com, a huge hosting site for thousands of high schools across the U.S. If youre looking for old college friends, your university alumni association may be able to help. While they probably wont give you the contact information of the person youre looking for, they may be able to forward a message for you. If youre looking for someone you served with in the military, military. com offers a free Buddy Finder service that has a database of more than 20 million records.How to Track Down Long-Lost Friends THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller And if the person youre looking for is politically active, the Federal Election Commissions Web site (fec.gov) lists the addresses, ZIP codes and occasionally even the occupations of those who have given $250 or more to a national campaign. Deceased Friends If you cant find any current information about the person youre searching for, it could be that he or she is dead. To find out if thats the case, several sites including familysearch.org and tributes.com offer free access to the Social Security Death Index, a listing of around 90 million deaths in the United States. Legacy.com also adds a database of published obituaries from hundreds of American newspapers. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of The Savvy Senior book. 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. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Ben Meyer, 7 p.m. Queen of hearts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Turkey Shoots are back! 1 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept.29 Music by You 2 Kan 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Steak Dinner 4:30-7 p.m. $12 at the canteen. Monday, Sept. 30 Crew Games & free Hot Dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 4 p.m., game at 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 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. SlinkySlinky is a Corgi mix that was found by some kind citizens. When nobody claimed him, he became part of C.A.R.E. Slinky is a ball of fire! He has a big personality in a little dog body. He loves attentionand snacks! Slinky also seems very interested in the other pups playing in the yard next door. He is an all-around fun little man! As part of his adoption, Slinky will be neutered and brought current on his shots and microchipped. DOB: March 2, 2012. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG FaithFaith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was found as a stray by a C.A.R.E. volunteer and is a loving and friendly young cat. She is now looking for a forever home that wants to keep Faith in their family. As part of her adoption Faith has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. DOB: February, 2, 2010. 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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 13 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 Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Michelin Soccer Tire Promotion $70 Gift Card*with the purchase of four tires.$50 Gift Card*with the purchase of four tires.$40 Gift Card*with the purchase of four tires.*See store for details. Expires 11/12/13 OCTOBER EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY TUES., OCT. 1 EVERY TUESDAY! Living Life Fully Support Group. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations with family, children, friends, retirement, changes, aging, health, nances, etc. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete condence and free of charge. Your facilitator is Frank Koebrich, MA, an experienced and effective psychotherapist. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. EVERY WEDNESDAY! Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Proven to increase strength and balance! Aging Gracefully Support Group. For individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. Better Breathers Support Group C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Lorrie Quistad, RRT, facilitates this group. The rst half of each meeting is education for those learning to live with COPD. The second half is physical therapists going through guided exercises to assist in your recovery. Women & Wealth Monthly Series. Many women spend so much time caring for others they forget to make themselves a priority. A strategy designed to achieve your goals begins with an evaluation of what is most important to you. This seminar gives you actionable strategies for cash management, saving and investing that can help you help yourself as well as those you love. Be sure to attend each month (2nd Wed). Presented By: The Equis Group at Morgan Stanley 2012 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Member SIPC. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care support group. Changes in Medicare Supplements. For information about Medicare Supplements, attend this meeting with Patti Palermo, Medicare Insurance Specialist. Patti will provide the cost of premiums of a number of different supplements. This is your chance to learn what options are available. Neuropathy Support Group Held at the Community Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Elissa Deusner, DPT will facilitate. This months speaker will be: Dr. Chris Nussbaum from Concierge Care. Mental Wellness Support Group. Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC. New service timesSouth Bay Church, 13498 US 301 S., Riverview, announces new Sunday service hours as 8:15, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. (English) and 1:00 (Creole). The nursery and South Bay Kids area is available for all services for newborns through 5th grade. South Bay also offers Monday night support groups at LifeFocus; womens and mens Bible studies on Tuesday nights; Collide Youth on Wednesday nights; and many other ministries and groups. Visit the website for more details www.SouthBay.cc JENN BAIN PHOTO From left: Nancy Williams, Sharon Lucas and Barbara Jones.Local tennis players attend NationalsSouth Shore doubles traveling tennis team players Nancy Williams, Sun City Center; Sharon Lucas, Brandon Sports & Aquatics Center; and Barbara Jones, Buckhorn, qualified for tennis singles at the National Senior Games this summer in Cleveland. Williams and Lucas played in the 65-69 bracket. Williams received a 7th place ribbon and Lucas finished strong in the consolation round in a field of 21 players from across the nation. Jones was playing Nationals for the first time and was in the 70-74 bracket, the largest of the womens tennis singles field. Senior Games include athletes in ages groups from 50 to 99+. Nationals is played every two years, and the next competition will be in Minneapolis, Minn. in July 2015. To qualify for Nationals, athletes in various sports must qualify locally and then be in the top three in their age bracket at the state level. These three tennis players are among the 240 players in Hillsborough County who play on ALOT (A League of Our Own Tennis). The ALOT season started at the end of August with 24 teams of 10 players in A, B or C Divisions. Williams, Lucas and Jones play in the A Division with games on Wednesdays throughout Hillsborough County from 9 a.m. to noon. Free to Attend Open to Kings Point & SCC Residents only Borini TheatreFREE Flu Shots with your Medicare B Card!($25 without Medicare Card)provided by: Senior Friendly Exhibitors Health Experts & Providers Free Health Screenings Financial Planners Home Improvement Experts Live Entertainment Music Free Coffee Seminars Free Flu ShotsPart of: Active Week Aging 2013

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14 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price!MORE{SELECTION DURABILITYthe ART ofWINDOW dressing Howard A. Orba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.C.WWW.THESKINCANCERCENTERS.COMSOUTH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTYS ONLY FELLOWSHIP TRAINED MOHS SURGEON Are you over 65? Did you know people over 65 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer? NOW ACCEPTING TRICARE PRIME Life never sounded so great!We wholeheartedly can and do recommend Hillsborough Hearing to anyone who has a hearing loss. The hearing aids, as well as your caring and excellent service, have been a blessing for us.Gratefully, Glenn and Maureen CALL TODAY!813-642-75801509A Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573Open Monday Friday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. illsborough earing Aid Center Better Hearing...Better Life! H New Location, Same Great Service BUY ONE GET ONEFREEHearing Aids5/earHEARING AID CLEANING$ EXP: 9/30/13 EXP: 9/30/13 HCFR Awards take place Oct. 17The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation will host the 2013 HCFR Award Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Regent, located at 6437 Watson Road in Riverview The ceremony will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is a dynamic, full-service, fire rescue organization. The department serves a diverse community with a population of more than 832,000 in the 909 square miles of unincorporated Hillsborough County. The Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Dispatch Communications are also part of Fire Rescue. The department responds to more than 80,000 calls each year. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue began in the 1950s as an allvolunteer force. The first fulltime career firefighters were hired in 1973. The department has steadily evolved into one of the largest and most progressive departments in the state. With more than 1,000 career uniformed and support personnel, as well as 140 Reserve Responders; HCFR continues to set the pace in fire and emergency medical services delivery. The HCFR Foundation is the official not-for-profit organization serving Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. It was established to promote fire and life safety in Hillsborough County, and to provide the professional development, training, and education of members of HCFR. The HCFR Foundation also provides funding to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue to educate, inform and involve the citizens of Hillsborough County in protection of life and property in the event of an emergency. This award ceremony will honor members of the department who have gone above and beyond in their duties to save life and preserve property. The Foundation is asking business owners and individuals to consider supporting this ceremony, as well as the mission of the foundation. All donations may be made to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation, Inc. at 2709 E. Hanna Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. For more information, contact Ronnie Rivera at 813-209-0097.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 15 Family Medicine (813) 397-1270 Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery(813) 554-8983 Collective Expertise. Our Services Include:Physicals On-site Lab Work On-site Imaging Diabetes Management Well Woman Exams Minor Surgery 10141 Big Bend Rd., Suite 101 Riverview, FL 33578 Timothy Bradley, MD Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeryDoctor of Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Pediatrics Internship: St. Louis Childrens Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Florida Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship: Orlando Regional Med. Ctr. Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine Fellowship: Childrens Hosp. of Philadelphia Brian Deignan, MD Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeryDoctor of Medicine: University of Miami Orthopedic Surgery Internship and Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship: A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children Fluent in SpanishSpecializing in Sports Injuries, Scoliosis, and Limb DeformitiesFractures Scoliosis Cerebral Palsy Sports Medicine and Surgery Congenital Problems such as Hip Dysplasia and Clubfoot Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Family MedicineWe accept most commercial insurance. Now in Riverview! Vincent Laganella, DO Family Medicine Family Practice Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Family Practice Residency: Frankford HospitalComing in November: HealthPointMedicalGroup.comFor appointments, please call us at :Scan to see video on Sports Medicine for children Pinwheels for Peace was started in 2005 by two Florida art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, as a way for students to express their feelings about what is going on in the world and in their lives. The project has since spread across the nation. For more information about Pinwheels for Peace, visit www. pinwheelsforpeace.com. For more information about Apollo Beach Elementary School, visit apollobeach.mysdhc.org. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSAt Apollo Beach Elementary: Peace, blowing in the wind

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16 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 The New Christy MinstrelsUnder the Direction of Randy SparksTickets are going fast! Buy now to see this American Treasure!$25All Seats ReservedYoukey W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FLTickets at www.thelakelandcenter Celebrating52years!1961-2013 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) Visit us online for the monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com, click Events Thu 26: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 27: SALSA DANCING GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 30: BALLROOM DANCE (COUPLES ONLY)GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 01: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 02: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 03: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAIJUTSU Japenese Martial Arts (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2 to 3 pm Fri 04: SALSA DANCING GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 07: BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 08: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 09: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 10: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAIJUTSU Japenese Martial Arts (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2 to 3 pm Fri 11: SALSA DANCING GENTLE CHAIR YOGA SLOW FLOW Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pmSEPTEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW (813) 419-5020 OCTOBER EVENTS JSA BBQ BASH! September 19, 4 to 7 pm Outside in our parking lot! Food, music, prizes, dancing, and much more! 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 class is: October 30 Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 17 (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 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. 10/31/13MAINTENANCE 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 10/10/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons and in March 1940 was drafted into service as a troop and cargo ship sailing the globe, delivering soldiers and much-needed war supplies to far-flung ports of call. She would remain in this service for six years. The Queen Mary was designed to carry 2,030 paying passengers. During the war years the number of passengers (military personnel) per trip was increased to 15,740. On one crossing the number of troops transported rose to 16,683, a record that has never been surpassed. The total recorded number of troops carried during her military service is reported as 810,000. Another item to be added to her history is that she was never attacked by the enemy. With the end of WWII, the Queen Mary was refurbished to her peacetime splendor and resumed passenger service in mid 1947. During her peacetime service she carried 2 million passengers. Today, reasonably priced hotel rooms on the ship, once considered first-class accommodations, are available to guests. These accommodations make most of the current crop of motel/ hotel rooms appear to be oversized closets. Judged by any standards, when the Queen Mary reigned, she was the epitome of luxurious ocean travel. The ships personnel were available 24/7 and strove to satisfy passengers needs no matter how trivial. Many regular First Class passengers would check first to see if their favorite steward would be on-board during their crossing before booking. It is interesting to point out the differences in passenger classes. The common perception is that First Class, Cabin Class and Tourist Class meant Top, Middle and Bottom locations on the ship. Actually class locations were determined by the smoothness of the ride at sea. First Class was in the middle of the ship (top to bottom) because it offered the smoothest sailing. Cabin Class was in the stern (rear) and Tourist Class was toward the bow often giving these passengers a roller coaster ride through the frequently turbulent waters of the North Atlantic. First-class accommodations had amenities not available to most Americans at the time: cold air (from sea water), heated air from Now a luxury hotel and member of Historic Hotels of America, the first class accommodations are just that first class.50 million visitors later: Shes still the Queen of the SeasJEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOSThe Queen Mary was used to transport troops. This photo was taken of an archive photo in a display case. As many as 16,683 military personnel were transported on each trip totaling more than 800,000 troops during World War II. u the boiler room and en-suite bathrooms that might look a bit dated today but at that time were the height of luxury. Bathtub faucets even delivered hot and cold fresh or salt water. Personal service was one of the elements that made Queen Mary the premiere luxury ocean liner of her day. Passengers in the First Class staterooms could even request that the color scheme and furniture in their suite be changed for the passage. First class suites normally consisted of 5 rooms. The smallest suite had 3 rooms and the largest offered an amazing 10 rooms (a combination of bedrooms, sitting rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, and rooms for maids and/ or valets). The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, when traveling the Queen Mary, usually brought 80 pieces of luggage to their suite and had another 75 stored in the cargo hold. But with the coming of fast, reliable, affordable air travel, the Queen was no longer profitable to operate. Speed was sacrificed for comfort and elegance. In May 1967 the Cunard Line announced the Queen Mary would be retired and sold and the City of Long Beach, Calif. submitted the high bid of $3,450,000. The Cunard Line agreement with the City of Long Beach required that once docked in her final resting place, she would never sail again. All of the boilers were removed from the ship. The huge space created was turned into an Exhibit Hall for trade shows, conventions, bridal shows and proms, all events which today help pay some of the bills. Without this agreement, the mighty Queen Mary would probably have been turned into scrap years ago. Visiting the Queen Mary is a trip through time. It is strongly recommended that visitors take one of the many available guided tours for a proper understanding of the ships operation, history and art. Every part of the ship has a remarkable story to tell. The uniformed ships officers leading the tours will point out many locations which might be familiar to movie goers and TV fans. These locations were the exact spots at which a mind-boggling number of movies and TV shows were filmed on the Queen Mary. Tour participants will visit the Art Deco Bar on the forward observation deck, the ships wheelhouse, Princess Dis exhibit, the Queen Mary Exhibit Hall and many more points of interest throughout the ship. We were honored to have Commodore Everette Hoard as our guide. He has been with the ship for 33 years and knows every nook and cranny on the Queen Mary and is an unending source of information about her history. There are a variety of eateries and restaurants on board, from the elegant Sir Winstons (Churchill) to the Promenade Restaurant and even a sandwich shop. On Sunday there is the ever-popular, magnificent Sunday Brunch in the ships Grand Salon. It can be relatively quiet on the decks of the Queen Mary during the week. But on weekends the Queen can rock with entertainment and special events and as previously mentioned, the fabulous Sunday Brunch. I know people who have never been aboard a ship of any size. Just boarding a ship tied to the dock makes them queasy. Here is an opportunity for them to experience a shipboard experience without worrying about motion sickness. Tied to the dock and surrounded by a breakwater, there is no motion at all. The Queen Mary is the only remaining transatlantic ocean liner from the Glory Days of the golden age of ocean liners still afloat. Personal observations: The Queen Mary is at rest in her last and permanent home. For those of us who have lived her history and are familiar with her accomplishments, visiting the Queen Mary for the first time is like going on a pilgrimage. My wife and I were born the same year the Queen Mary had its maiden voyage. It was an honor for us to at last have the privilege of walking her decks. At 77 years the old girl is starting to show her age. The city of Long Beach owns the Queen Mary and it is obvious from a visual inspection that the ship needs some restoration. The Queen Mary is the citys major tourist draw and the city should do everything within its power to ensure that the dowager queen of the seas puts her best face forward for her visitors. My suggestion for you is to visit and savor the experience. When she is gone, there will never be another ship like her. As the Brits say, Long Live the Queen.

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18 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case FREE GOLF FREE? YES!!! Purchase a 2014 membership between October 1 and December 15th, 2013 and play all the golf you desire for the remainder of 2013 for FREE Single membership $3,060 Couples $ 4,080(Compare with what youre paying!!!)FREE GOLF FREE GOLF ? Vicki Franks, Membership Director Call 417-343-7196 or email Caloosapublicity@gmail.com www.golfcaloosa.com Caloosa Golf & C.C. FREE pair of select frames with the purchase of ANY lens at regular price! YourEyeDoctors.com 1515 Sun City Center Plaza813-633-3065 On our annual Thanksgiving trip to the Keys, Husband and I usually come across a Poker Run for charity in progress. Down there, they are usually done via boat, with jet skis competing with fishing trawlers and ski boats. Other times they are done on motorcycles. No matter, theyre fun and they raise a lot of money for charity. Doing a Poker Run here in Sun City Center is just as much fun. We cant do it by boat though. And while we have a few bikers here in Sun City Center, what we have more than anything is golf carts! So, beginning October 4 and continuing the first Friday of every month through May, the Chamber will be hosting Golf Cart Poker Runs at 2 p.m. Heres how it goes. Seven businesses will agree to be a stop. Participants ante up $10 to play that day. Beginning at the Chamber, riders will get a list of the stops and are on their way. Each business will offer giveaways, refreshments or both and will issue each rider a playing card. After visiting all seven businesses, riders will return to the Chamber and may discard the two most worthless cards. Whoever has the winning hand wins the grand prize! Other prizes will be given away as well. More refreshments and libations will be served and the run should conclude by 5 p.m. Sounds like fun, huh? These runs are open to anyone and everyone. If you dont have a golf cart, let us know in advance and we can borrow one for you. There is no limit to the number of players who can participate. Just show up by 2 p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Chamber. Checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. Want a way to find out about more than 100 products and services all in one place? Mark your calendar for the Chambers Fall Business Expo, to be held at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard on October 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can find out about everything from plumbing to garage doors, legal issues, financial topics, healthy coffee, and much more. Come enjoy food and visit with more than one hundred local businesses that are showcasing their products and services. And finally, the Chamber is looking for three outgoing, smiling volunteers to greet visitors, answer phones and assist with copying and faxing. Our Snowbird friends are on their way back and theres always something new and different going on here. Its a fast paced 3 hours a week and loads of fun. Well train you to answer questions about the community, Google things we dont know, and help our many visitors find their way around. Volunteers are given a Chamber polo shirt and nametag and are invited free to our monthly membership luncheons. If you want to be a part of our Chamber family, come by and visit us. We would love to have you!By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Golf carts and poker make a winning hand RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are recommended. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended.Annual Master Gardeners plant sale fundraiser is Oct. 5The Manatee County Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until plants are sold out). Go early for the best selection and most unusual plants! A wide selection of plants will be available on a first come, first buy basis, including: Florida natives, shrubs, trees, vines, ground covers, ornamental grasses, herbs and vegetables. Free native seedlings are available to the first 50 customers. While visiting the Plant Fair, take home ideas to use in your garden and get advice from the Master Gardeners on your landscaping challenges. New to the gardens this year is the wetland educational garden providing examples of plantings to accentuate areas around ponds and retention/ mitigation areas. All proceeds from this event benefit the ongoing support of the Master Gardener educational programs in the community and the educational gardens. and ask for the Master Gardeners. The Manatee County Master Gardeners Educational Gardens are lothe street from Palmetto High School). Ample free parking is available. 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 813645-3111 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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From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, Camp Bayou will hold its Fall Open House, a free family-friendly event filled with fun activities. The theme, Fearlessly Facing the Forest, showcases a variety of forest inhabitants and their stomping grounds, while highlighting those amazing critters in your own backyard. Throughout the morning, there will be several activity tables set up for the Creature Scavenger Hunt, some with live critters to handle, such as millipedes and ant lions. Activities, crafts and games will be paired with a variety of October themes Viva Florida 500 (Florida history), Ada Lovelace Day (celebrating female scientists), National Food Day and National Neighborwoods Month. Other nonprofits, such as Florida Public Archaeology Network, Girl Scouts of West-Central Florida, Cub Scout Pack 662, Eagle Audubon Society and the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will also be offering nature-based activities. Schedule: 9 a.m. Photo Trail Walk with Becki Join National Geographics Great Nature Photo Project: www.greatnatureproject.org 9:30 a.m. Instructables: Lets make... Rainbarrels with Frank; learn how to make a rainbarrel from found objects or make a donation to receive a complete kit 10 a.m. Birds of Prey with Pat Bradley, Boyd Hill volunteer 10:30 a.m. Weather Talk with Rick Davis, Ruskin Weather Station/NOAA 11 a.m. Little Free Library. Story-time circle introduces Camp Bayous Little Free Library take a book, leave a book 11:30 a.m. Species Walk. Make an animal mask in the morning or wear your Halloween costume, then join others in a guided tour along the trails and through the old fishing cabins NoonNational Food Day Buffet Goodfor-you-food is on the menu: fresh smoked turkey, assorted veggies, salad, fruit and beverage, for just $7 a person. Lunch made possible in part by Sweetbay Supermarket in Ruskin. 12:30 p.m. National Neighborwoods Month Tree Planting. Replant trees to replace diseased oak that provided shade in lawn area The winning entries for the 2013 Photo Contest will be on display at the Fall Open House. There is still time to submit those perfect nature photos taken at Camp Bayou. Deadline is Saturday, Oct 19. For information contact campbayou@ gmail.com or call 813-641-8545. These activities are part of Viva Florida 500, Ada Lovelace Day, Camp Bayou holds family-friendly Fall Open House Oct. 26National Neighborwoods Month, National Food Day, Get Outdoors Florida, Children and Nature, No Child Left Inside, Be Out There!NWF, Lets Move Outside, Make a Difference Day-inspired initiatives. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the Center offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from Thursday Saturday from 9 p.m. 2 p.m. for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, nonprofit Bayou Outdoor Learning & Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the nonprofit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at www.campbayou.org or call 813-641-8545.Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton is a big successHillsborough County Code Enforcement recently concluded its 14-day Operation Fight the Blight cleanup campaign in the Gibsonton area. This effort resulted in the collection of more than 60 tons of trash, debris and junk from the residents who participated in the program. Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton resulted in: 23 dumpsters (52.53 tons of material) removed from site growth removed tires removed 41,040 lbs. of other accumulations removed Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton has boundaries that reach north to south from Ohio Avenue to Gibsonton Drive, and east to west from Alafia Street to Lula Street. Residents who lived in the boundaries and wished to participate in the program were asked to show proof of residence, such as a Florida Drivers License, Florida Vehicle Registration, or utility bills. To make Operation Fight The Blight: Gibsonton a success, Hillsborough Code Enforcement Officers partnered with several other County agencies, including Animal Services, Public Utilities, and Public Works, along with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and Tampa Electric Company. Operation Fight the Blight: Gibsonton is Code Enforcements fourth clean-up campaign this year. Previously, Code Enforcement assisted residents in Palm River, Timberlane and Wimauma, removing more than 257 tons of discarded items and inspecting more than 1,600 properties. Hillsborough Code Enforcements Operation Fight the Blight program received the National Association of Counties 2013 Achievement Award for Cultural Change, and the 2012 American Association of Code Enforcement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Code En Madden campaign continuesOn Tuesday, Oct. 1, everyone is invited to eat, drink and be merry at the Sunset Grille at Little Harbor in Ruskin. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales that day to the campaign of Anne Madden for Honorary Mayor of SouthShore.

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20 SEPTEMBER 26, 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 813-481-9060 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 Worship Back row from left are: Robyn Santos, Olon Miller, McKenzie Granger, Tyler Santos, Russell Miller, Dylan Carswell, Aaron Bostick and Pastor Lewis Brady. Front row: Megan Pyle, Trey Carswell, Merenda Scott, Audrianna Potter, Madelyn Sullivan, Melissa Sullivan and Savannah Santos. Not pictured are Terri Bowman and Joyce Carswell.New Beginnings Fellowship holds baptismOn Sunday, Sept. 22, New Beginnings Fellowship Church held a Dinner On The Grounds. Following a wonderful meal, there were 16 people that followed the Lord in water baptism. Pastor Lewis Brady rejoiced in the growth of these individuals and their dedication to the Lord. For more information about the church, contact Pastor Brady at 813-654-1018. New Beginnings Fellowship is located at 1120 27th St. SE in Ruskin. Gospel singer Debbie Domer to appear at United Methodist ChurchAs part of the the United Methodist Churchs Thank God Its Variety Concert Series, gospel singer Debbie Domer will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Originally from Ohio, Debbie started singing when she was nine years old in church with The Crusaders gospel quartet in Columbus, Ohio. In 1981, she started traveling with her parents and singing as a soloist. Her father drives the bus and runs the sound equipment, and her mother writes all the songs that Debbie has recorded. Debbie has 13 CDs all of which are recorded on her own label, Wayhome Records. The family travels about 300 days a year singing and ministering. She also has a puppet ministry that she uses for family revivals, youth camps and vacation Bible schools. Debbie has sung with many of the major gospel groups across the U.S., including Gold City, The Hoppers, Brian Free and Assurance, Kingsmen, Perrys, Jerry Goff, Hemphills, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Booth Brothers, Weatherfords, Talley Trio, Pfeifers, Singing Echoes, the Crabb Family, Karen Peck and New River, and Dixie Melody Boys. She also appears each August at the annual Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Convention in Canton, Ohio at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. When they are not traveling, Debbie and her family reside in Wimauma.UMC adding worship services Oct. 13Due to steady congregational growth over the past few years, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is adding another contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings. The new worship schedule will be as follows: Both contemporary services and both traditional services will be identical in format and liturgy except that communion will be offered every Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. traditional service and once a month at the other day morning services with worship arts led by Jeff Jordan. For additional information about this and other activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of ist Church of Sun City center, visit www.umcscc.org. St. Andrew Sidewalk Sale seeks donationsA huge indoor and outdoor sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. Residents who would like to donate large items should call Bob Smaller items may be dropped off at the church, located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West. Catholic women hold card party Oct. 10The Council of Catholic Women at Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards, or any board game, to make up their own table in advance and go to the groups dessert card party held the second Thursday of each month. The party runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. Cards, pencils and tallies are furnished. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more Blessing of animals is Oct. 4, Feast of St. FrancisPrince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center will hold its annual pet blessing ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4 at noon outside the church under the trees. All members of the community are invited to bring their pets to this special blessing. All pets must be on a leash or in a special carrier. For more information, call 813lic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 SCC OBSERVER 21 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Area Places of Worship Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Area Obituaries Jesse BoothJesse Booth, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away in his sleep at home on September 16, 2013. Jesse was born in Miami, Arizona, on July 1, 1923. He was the only son of Blanche E. Hawkins and Jesse Virgil Booth. Although he was born in Arizona due to his fathers employment in a copper mine, he lived there for only six months and then his parents and he moved to Long Beach and Los Angeles, Calif., where they lived for five years. As an adult, during football season, Jesse rooted for USC, his kindergarten alma mater. Actually, Jesse was a Texan. His family had settled in Wise County, Tex. several generations earlier in and near a small town called Chico. Jesse attended elementary school there, where his aunt (Blanches sister Browneyes) was his first grade teacher. Then the family moved to Dallas, where they settled in the Oak Cliff area. More job changes for Jesses father took him to Mississippi for a short time, and back to Texas again this time Houston, where Jesse graduated from Lamar High School. Although Jesses father was a University of Texas graduate, Jesse decided to go to Texas A & M, a move which positively affected his life until the day he died. Jesse was an Aggie to the core. He was selected by his fellow corpsmen to be an Aggie yell leader, one of four. For his senior year, he was selected Head Yell Leader. He had many, mostly hilarious, stories to tell of his yell leader days, such as when he and his buddies would hitchhike to the out-of-town games. Jesse led the Aggie Muster on April 21, 1945, at the Charles de Gaulle Hotel in Paris, France, which was attended by any Aggie graduate who could make it there. A picture of that event hangs in the Aggie Museum in College Station, Tex. When World War II broke out, Jesse and his classmates knew it was just a matter of time until they were involved in the fighting. Jesse wanted to be in the Army Air Corps, and tried to register as such, but he was rejected because he was too tall. Eventually, he was in the regular Army and became a topographical map-maker under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. When reconnaissance pilots flew over France and other parts of Europe, Jesse and his platoon would transcribe the pictures into maps, showing roads, troop movement, etc. For the rest of his life, Jesse loved all kinds of maps. Most of his time in the Army during the war was spent in England, although after D-Day, he was sent to France. While in England, he was stationed at Kew Gardens, London. One day about a week after arriving, Jesse and his buddy Scottie got a leave to go sightseeing in London. On that fateful day, he met the love of his life his future wife Peggy Ruth Freeman. She was walking on the same street with her friend Sheila, and the two soldiers stopped to ask directions. They ended up in a pub, and the rest, as they say, is history. Six months later Jesse and Peggy were married. They were married for 69 years. Upon returning to the United States at the wars end, Jesse went to Beaumont, Tex., where Peggy had gone before the end of the war to live with Jesses parents. The two moved to their own little apartment. Jesse accepted a job with Sun Oil Company as a scout, the bottom rung of the ladder. Over the years, he moved up with the company until his last job was that of Offshore Leasing Negotiator for the continental United States. He often spoke of his many travels representing the company and the various characters, both within and without the company, that he had met. Eventually, while living in Houston, he and Peggy welcomed two girls, Judy Ann and Betty Jean, into the family. In 1963, the family moved to Lafayette, La., where Jesse continued his landman activities for Sun. He met and drank coffee with many good ol Cajun boys. During those years, he also developed a love of Cajun food. In 1970, Jesse was transferred back to Houston and then to Dallas in 1977, where he retired in 1985. Upon retirement, Jesse became involved in other pursuits, such as real estate agent and travel planning. He began to cook and enjoyed trying out recipes, particularly chili. Mostly, Jesse and Peggy enjoyed traveling. They had a time-share apartment in the Kensington area of London, and they visited Peggys relatives in various areas of England for over 30 years. One of their favorite places was Le Jules Verne Restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. On their fiftieth anniversary, they celebrated with a flight on the Concorde to London and a return cruise to New York on the QE II. After that, they enjoyed 15 cruises together, including going through the Panama Canal, the Alaskan inside passage, a Mediterranean cruise, and the last one to Australia and New Zealand. Jesse also enjoyed learning how to fly. Although he was not allowed to join the Army Air Corps in 1944, he did learn to fly when he was 55 years old, living in Houston. Upon moving to Dallas, Jesse continued his lessons, and eventually learned to do aerobatics with renowned pilot Gene Soucy as his teacher. One of Jesses outstanding achievements was flying across the English Channel with Peggy. They landed in France, had lunch, then flew back to England. In 1989, Jesse and Peggy moved to Sun City Center, Fla., where they quickly became involved in the life there. They volunteered for the Emergency Squad, joined the Art Club, and enjoyed an active social life until a few years ago when ill health began to plague each of them. Jesses family and friends will always remember his love and pride in his beautiful wife Peggy. They will also remember his quick mind, his dry sense of humor, and his integrity. Jesse was predeceased in death by his wife Peggy in March 2013. He is survived by daughters Judy Ann Booth Richman of Tampa, Fla., and Betty Jean Booth File (Kevin) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren Kelsey Nicole and Jason Booth File, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. The family wishes to thank Pastor Ed Schafer from Trinity Baptist Church for his faithful friendship with Jesse and Peggy. They also wish to thank all of Jesses caregivers, both from Visiting Angels and private, especially Pearl, Marivic, and Eliza. They all went above and beyond in their care of Jesse. Thank you to all who prayed for the members of the Booth family throughout the past several years. Most of all, thank you to God who lovingly watched over, supported, and carried Jesse and family. A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Zipperers Funeral Home in Sun City Center. A private interment will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Beryl F. BreenBeryl F. Breen, 89, of Zephyrhills ,Fla. passed away peacefully on September 5, 2013 at Royal Oak Nursing Center in Dade City, Fla. Her two sons, Terry Breen and David Breen, were at her bedside when she died. Beryl was born on February 15, 1924 in Norwood, (Middlesex) England, to a close family that included an older brother and three younger sisters. She was very outgoing and a go-getter as a young girl and remained so for the rest of her life. She was a Girl Guide in England and enjoyed long bicycle trips to the country with family members and friends. She graduated from school, became employed as a typist, and met her husband-to-be (Philip Breen, a U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant) at a dance in London. They were married on January 6, 1945 at Holy Trinity Church (a Church of England parish) in Southall. Philip returned to the U.S. in October, and Beryl arrived on the Queen Mary the following February. They settled into the family home on Shelton Road in Nichols (Trumbull), Conn. Philip returned to his prewar position at Burritt Lumber Company in Bridgeport, Conn. while Beryl cared for her two sons, who were born in May 1946 and December 1947. The family relocated first to Fairfield, Conn. and shortly after to Nichols in the early 1950s. Once the boys were of school age, Beryl wanted to have her own career. She taught herself how to drive a car and then worked at an ENT doctors office in Bridgeport, Conn. To supplement her income, Beryl obtained a real estate brokers license and operated Breen Real Estate out of her home. Beryl was a terrific cook and a great hostess, most notably at a series of lively holiday parties with their wonderful friends in Nichols. She was the life of the party and her laughter could be heard above the din of any large gathering. Beryl was also very active in the community. She was a Sunday School teacher at Nichols Methodist Church, a Cub Scout den mother and involved in the local PTA. The Breens continued to move up in their respective careers in the 1960s. Philip was named Vice President of Young & Halstead in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., while Beryl joined Westport Bank & Trust, initially in customer service and soon after as an assistant loan officer. After Young & Halstead closed its doors years later, Philip and Beryl saw an opportunity to get involved in one of their favorite interests, namely antiques. As a result, they purchased Deerfield Antiques in Deerfield, Mass. in 1978 and operated that business for several years. They also brought their goods to antiques shows throughout the Pioneer Valley and beyond. They relocated to Zephyrhills, Fla. in the late 1980s to continued on page 22u Obituaries

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22 SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 escape New Englands cold winters. While there, Philip ran the 6th Avenue Mobil Home Court in Zephyrhills while Beryl did the bookkeeping for the business. Although they both retired several years later, Philip enjoyed restoring and selling furniture while Beryl kept busy as usual at antique shows and markets. Beryl eventually gave this up after her beloved husband died in September 2001. Beryl was much loved by family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever. She is survived by her sons, Terry Breen (and his wife Doreen Breen) of Thomaston, Conn., David Breen (and his wife Geraldine Breen) of Wimauma, Fla.; granddaughters Amanda Breen McNally (Clifton, N.J.), Jennifer Breen-Gonzalez (Pelham, N.Y.) and Catherine Breen (Thomaston, Conn.); great-grandchildren Naiya and Akin Gonzalez (Pelham, N.Y.); two sisters in England, Sonia Coats and Edna Richardson; and many nephews and nieces in the U.S. and U.K. A celebration of her life will be held after the 10 a.m. service on November 24 at Nichols United Methodist Church, 25 Shelton Rd., Trumbull, CT 06614. All family and friends are invited to attend. continued from page 21u Obituaries Richard A. BrownRichard A Brown, 71, of Sun City Center, Fla., former resident of Norton, Mass., died September 12, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was born to Mildred and Murray Brown in Boston, Mass. on October 27, 1941. He was a graduate of Natick High School and Bentley College. During his career, he worked as an accountant for Princess House, Inc. of Taunton, Mass. and for Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife moved to Kings Point in Sun City Center in 1998, where he worked as a guard at the Kings Point front gate until retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Lorraine A. (Demers) Brown of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Fla.; daughters Debra (Scott) Jarousky of Attleboro, Mass. and Karin (Scott) Foster of Smithfield, N.C.; son Michael (Karen) Brown of Norton, Mass; stepchildren Lynne (Jesse) HigginbothamChoate of Winslow, Maine and Jerry Higginbotham of Greensboro, N.C.; sister Sylvia (Joseph) Hurvitz of Boca Raton, Fla.; brother David (Carol) Brown of Lawrenceville, N.J.; grandchildren Kaitlin MacDonald, Meghan Brown, Ryan Brown, Dylan Foster, Garrett Choate, Samantha Choate, Alexander Jarousky and Nathaniel Jarousky; brother-in-law Donald (Lori) Demers of Westminster, Md.; and many nieces and nephews. He was an avid fan of all Boston sports. He enjoyed golf, lawn bowling, many years of coaching in youth sports in Norton, Mass., spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife. He will be remembered most for his bright smile, his kind heart and the love he gave to his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to any of the following charities: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.; Chronic Disease Fund, Plano, Tex.; Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Fort Myers, Fla.; or Sun City Emergency Squad, Sun City Center, Fla. Memorial services will be held in Kings Point and in Massachusetts at a later date. Patricia Lee EuchnerPatricia Lee Enz Euchner, age 86, passed away on August 24, 2013, at Homewood Residence in Sun City Center, Florida. She was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on September 6, 1926. Pat met her husband Bruce while attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; they were married 52 years. Pat and Bruce resided in Avon Lake, Ohio (outside of Cleveland), for most of their married life. Pat was very active in Avon Lake community affairs including serving on the Lorain County Board of Mental Health and as president of the parent teacher association. Pat was named Avon Lake woman of the year in 1969. Pat and Bruce retired to Sun City Center, Florida, in 1996, where they were members of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club and Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Pat was active in the Prince of Peace choir and also served as president of the Womans Guild (now known as the Council of Catholic Women). Pat was preceded in death by her husband Bruce (2000) and her son Eric (2013). She is survived by daughters Rene Euchner of San Jose, Calif., Jene John of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Elaine Abraham of Annandale, Va.; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service at Prince of Peace church will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the employee fund at Freedom Plaza/Homewood Residence, in care of Kevin Knopf, Executive Director, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, Florida 33573.Carol A. Foster Carol A.Foster of Henrietta, N.Y. and Sun City Center, Fla. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 18 at age 62. She was predeceased by her father, Glenn Thompson. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Glenn Foster; sons Glenn (Betsy) and Sean Foster; grandchildren Christian, Liam and Colin; mother Jean Thompson; sisters Kathleen (Dom) Mariani and Merle Williams; several nephews and one niece. At the familys request, services will be held privately. To share a special memory or to leave the family condolences, please visit www. NewcomerRochester.com. Bernard HalinskiBernard Halinski, 85, of Sun City Center, passed away on September 16, 2013. Bernard was an active member of the SCC community and loved baseball, fishing, woodworking and playing cards. He was past president of the SCC Polish and Pinochle clubs and a member of Lapidary, Ceramics and Stained Glass clubs. Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Leona Vivian; daughters Doreen (Michael) and Joanna; sons Thomas (Kathy), Douglas (Dawn), and Bernard Joseph (Melissa); grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church in Sun City Center.Marion Ann WilhelmMarion (Mari) Ann Wilhelm, ne Serle, passed away September 21, 2013. Born May 7, 1924, Mari, as she liked to be called, was preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Wilhelm and her son Donald Kevin Wilhelm. Mari had a beautiful smile and engaging personality with many many friends. She had a kind word for everyone and was a devout Christian. She leaves a large family who is grieving heavily for her. She loved her husband of 67 years, her children and grandchildren; she had great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. Mari was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and later moved to Phoenix and then to Sun City Center, Fla. with her husband. She loved gardening, dancing, bingo and having fun! She inspired all she met with her generosity of spirit and kindness. She loved their many pets, dogs and cats ... she loved everyone. Mari leaves daughters Sheryl Hall (husband Don Hall) and Cindy Morton (husband Tony Morton), and son Joel Wilhelm; 16 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. She also leaves her brother Norman Serle (wife Sue), sister Carol Rusyn (husband Henry), and sister-in-law Peg Serle. She was beautiful, fun, eccentric, stubborn and an angel on earth. She is greatly missed and loved. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, Fla. Interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla.Harold F. WismannHarold F. Wismann, 88, of Bonita Springs, Fla. and a former resident of Sun City Center, Fla., died September 19, 2013 in Estero, Fla. A recent resident of Bonita Springs, Harold had lived in Sun City Center since 1987 after moving from Indiana. He was born April 30, 1925 in New Albany, Ind., a son of the late Francis and Emma (ne Merriwether) Wismann. Harold received his bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame where he also played football for the Fighting Irish and later received his MBA from Indiana University. After a distinguished career, he retired in 1987 from Rockwell International as a Regional Manager. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen M. Wismann of Bonita Springs, Fla; sons Bruce A. (Cindy) Wismann of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Doug F. (Laura) Wismann of St. Louis, Mo; daughters Jane E. (Mark) ODonnell of St. Louis, Mo. and Donna Jo (Dan) Herrman of Hayes, Kan.; brother, Guy Wismann of Denver, Co; sisters Fern Loi of Ft. Myers, Fla., Betty Wismann of Sun City Center, Fla. and Faye Hammett of Louisville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The family received friends on September 25, 2013 at Shikanys Bonita Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Bonita Springs. Burial services with military honors were held at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. Discovering the treasures of a Godly woman The Presbyterian Women of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center are studying scriptures to discover the treasures of a Godly woman. In the first lesson, as the women discovered each new characteristic of the Proverbs 31 woman, a one-word description was placed on the mannequin, which ended up covered with words. Its not too late to join this group ,which meets once a month during the first week of the next eight months. If youre interested in joining, call Dotty Guerrara at 813-634-2140 for more information. St. Andrew is at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.Marge Yarger sets up a mannequin that was used with the first lesson on the Proverbs 31 woman. SHMA resumes Community SingsSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association will resume and host its monthly Community Sing on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Wimauma Church of God, 5504 SR 674 in Wimauma. The prelude to the Sing begins at 6:30 p.m.; the Sing itself starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Call 813-634-4776 for more information or visit www. shmasouthshores.org. SHMA is an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations in South Hillsborough County. Prince of Peace womens group meets Oct. 3The Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women of Sun City Center will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3 for Mass at 8 a.m., followed by a light breakfast and meeting in the Conesa Center. The church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. The October meeting will feature an overview of the 2013-14 season activities, as well as a chance to meet the Tater Family. Guest speaker will be Rosemarie Berardo of St. Annes Church, who will talk about the rules and regulations of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the District. Annual dues of $10 may be paid at this meeting. For more information, call Lynn at 914-723-8431.Medicare update program at UMCThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center, will present a Medicare Update program on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center. Whether you are new to Medicare or an established client, the community is invited to come and get questions answered. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is an excellent and timely opportunity to prepare before the rush begins. Contact the SCCUMC church office to register at 813-635-2539. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com. A young boy asked his father, Dad, dont they ever give showers for the groom? No, son, he replied. There will be plenty of showers for him after his bride begins to reign! What an introduction to mar riage and the family! It would seem as though the father was describing his life and disappointments. All of us want our homes to be a little bit of heaven on earth. But there are always the realities of life. Problems seem to invade every home at the worst possible time and with great intensity. But God established the home and He would have it to be a harbor in the time of storms and a refuge in the days of distress. If parents would assume their rightful places and follow the teachings of His Word, how different things would be. If prayer was practiced, Scriptures read and worship at the heart of family life, the storms of life could be endured and the family strengthened. If we want our homes to be what God wants them to be, we must pray: Heres our family, live with us; heres our home, be the Lord of it. Visit us at: SowerMinistries. org. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 PROF. SERVICES650 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 SERVICES700 rtsobbesHome stainglass workshop. Complete. High speed bandsaw, grinder, irons, patterns, glass, layout boards, Rheostat & much more. $500. 813988-1022 ortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515scFore2000 6x12 enclosed trailer, single 813-641-1022 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com torgeRV spaces for rent. $400 monthly. Electric, water & trash included. 813-234-0992 housesorse housesorse w ntetouLady would like to buy a foreclosure in Kings Point. Call 617-987-0084 mhonots nP rsOne bedroom, one bath, furnished. 55+ park on the river in Ruskin. $7,500 cash or good terms. Phone 813-867-9139 Ruskin. 3br/1ba DW in 55+ park. New floors, roof, bath, kitchen. 12x26 shop. Owner finance. $13,500 obo. 813-260-2636 or 813-230-0846 ousesorrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121, 813325-8483 Thinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 2br/2ba/ 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets 813-634-9695 housesorrentSCC 55+ 2br/2ba, 6 rooms, $1,200 monthly. Ruskin. 2br/1ba, completely remodeled, $1,200 monthly. Call Lisa 941-380-8100 or Bonnie 813-701-0113A tsorentFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 Very clean 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch. $725 monthly plus deposit. Includes water & mowing. No pets. 813-6451801 ent sRV for rent. 1 bedroom on private property. $125 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. 813-363-6001 2br/1ba on 1/2 acre near Sun City Center. $140 weekly plus deposit. Water, sewer, garbage, basic electric included. AC extra. 813-3352877 RV 8 x 22 for rent on a private lot. 20 miles east of SCC on SR 674. All utilities included. $100 weekly. 813-495-7481 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886F A Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, unfurnished, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813-677-4796 rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137ntetoentWanted to rent furnished home in Renaissance, SCC. January, February, March, up to $2,200 monthly. Have small dog. 937-321-6693 Want to rent. January & February, must be in Kings Point, SCC. 617987-0084 Assoc ngementAssociation management concerns big or small we can help: bylaws, amendments, budgets. Expert, licensed, affordable help with condominium associations or HOAs. Tom Zuidema 813-8468015. CAM37148. tdzuidema@ aol.com omuter PC troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. 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BEAUTIFUL 1/3 ACRE CLEARED LOT WITH HUGE OAKS: Water, electric and old septic available (old home on site burned). Convenient location close to everything $25,900. Possible owner nancing.OWNER WILL FINANCE THIS GREAT RESIDENTIAL LOT (not for mobile home) right in town, with easy access to major Hwys. Cleared, with nice shed in back of lot, electric, water and sewer are available. Reduced to $25,000.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com RUSKIN WATERFRONT 3/2/2 with covered boat house, no bridges to the Bay $283,000 PRICE REDUCED!! CYPRESS CREEK VILLAGE 3/2/2 with fireplace. No CDD, low HOA $176,200 RUSKIN WATERFRONT 3/2/3 with dock, built in 2007, no bridges to the Bay $239,900 Linda J. Miles, Realtor (813) 230-0199COLDWELL BANKER DOLPHIN REALTY Best Buys in Town!Apollo Beach 3/2 Short Sale$129,0008.9 acres with older home, barn & detached garage.For a low price of $165,000KP 3/2, lots of upgrades, better than new.$179,000 RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127Hampton 2/2/carport................ $66,500NEW RENTALSCall me to advertise your RENTAL! 2BR/2BA with 2-car garage on GC in KP, FURN ....................................................... $1200 /month 1BR/1.5BA walk-in shower, laminate floor, golf course view .....................................$795 / month annually $1500 / month seasonally A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE, JOB OR HOME WISE? 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SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 27 5C (10) 15.5 41456-GTHB (9-26) Sun City Observer Group FC (nb) New 2013 Hyundai Accent $ 129 New 2013 Hyundai ElantraMDL#16402F45 MDL#45412F45 New 2013 Hyundai SonataMDL#27402F4SLease For Per Month^$149New 2013 Hyundai TucsonMDL#83422F45Lease For Per Month^$249New 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SportMDL#62422F45Lease For Per Month^$269 Get One-Time-Only ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS! 26 MPG HWY 37 MPG HWY 38 MPG HWY 29 MPG HWY 27 MPG HWY $ 99Lease For Per Month^Lease For Per Month^ GETTEL HYUNDAI OF BRADENTON2503 1stOn 1st Street, 2 Blocks South of Where 301 Meets US411-941-747-9262 HyundaiOfBradenton.com of Bradenton^36 month lease with $2999 due at signing including $0 security deposit with approved credit. 12,000 miles per year allowed, 20 per mile thereafter. All factory rebates and incentives to dealer. All offers exclude tax, tag, title, registration and dealer fee. Based on 2012 EPA Highway mileage estimates. Offers cannot be combined. Prior sales excluded. Photos for display only. See dealer for complete details. Offers expire end of day 9/29/13. 2-YEAR ANNIVE RSARY PRE-OW NED SPECIALS! 2003 Honda CR-V LXSTK#H104071A$8991 2008 Hyundai Tucson GLSSTK#H725878A$10,981 2010 Ford Focus SESTK#H105248A$10,881 2007 Hyundai Tucson LimitedSTK#H134515C$9991 2007 Volkswagen GTISTK#H785502A$9991

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