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1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office)813-633-7116www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Fall Into Savings with Sale also includes Special Buys on LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 27-30 www.ObserverNews.netOctober 17, 2013 Volume 57 Number 39THE OBSERVER NEWSPAGE 5: Wimauma welcomes Redhawk Ranch. PAGE 2: Child advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon passes. PAGE 18: Area outdoor markets are opening for business.PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Money-saving coupons INSIDE!See page 8. Remember to SHOP LOCALLYWithout a word, Amazon making huge waves in South HillsboroughThe worlds largest Internet retailer, Amazon.com, is making huge waves in Ruskin and throughout the Tampa Bay area without saying a word. According to Hillsborough County records, a company named RELP Tampa, LLC, a Delaware corporation with the same mailing address as USAA Real Estate Company, purchased 80 acres of mixed use, commercial property in Ruskin from South Shore Corporate Park, LLC, a company affiliated with property developer Ryan Cos. U.S., Inc. of Minneapolis late last week for $14.6 million. The property is located near I-75 in the vicinity of 30th Street NE between State Road 674 and 19th Avenue NE. The Hillsborough Community College Ruskin campus is also located in the immediate area. The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported last month that USAA Real Estate Company has developed seven Amazon distribution centers around the country over the past two years. Amazon has not confirmed or denied the 80-acre purchase in Ruskin is related to a proposed distribution center, which the company refers to as fulfillment centers. The company has not issued a public statement on the matter since earlier this summer after coming to an agreement with Governor Rick Scott to invest $300 million and bring at least 3,000 jobs to the state starting in 2014. Requests for comment by The Observer News went largely unanswered with one Amazon media representative replying that a request for comments was passed along to the right team within the company. The fulfillment center is expected to be in excess of one million square feet and employ 1,000 people. Also earlier this summer, the Hillsborough County Board of By %  MITCH TrTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTORELP Tampa, Inc. a company with the same mailing address as a company located in Texas that has developed seven distribution centers for Amazon, has purchased 80 acres from South Shore Corporate Park, LLC for $14.6 millionTThe worlds largest IInternet retailer is expected to create 1,000 jobs in a new fulfillment center slated for Ruskin. CContinued on page 13X Questions about the Affordable Care Act?Head to Ruskin presentationsBy %  KEVIN BrRADY kevin@observernews.netConfused about the Affordable Care Act? Michael Van Hoek is your man. Van Hoek, and thousands like him, are fanning out across the country this month to explain the new healthcare regulations. We had more than 50 people turn out last week for a presentation at the SouthShore Regional Library, Van Hoek said. We want to let everyone know that information and help is available out there for free. The presentations are set for 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 and 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Ruskin Branch Library, 26 Dickman Drive SE. More than 20,000 Hillsborough County residents dont have health insurance, according to Van Hoek, with 11,000 of those living west of U.S. Hwy 41. Some 3.5 million Floridians live without coverage, the second highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Almost lost in the furor over the shutdown of the federal government and debt limits, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it has become known, went live Oct. 1. The biggest CContinued on page 26X Discover Camp Bayou Oct. 26MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOCamp Bayou, at the end of 24th Street SE in Ruskin, will be holding an open house on Saturday, October 26. Trick or Treat Street happens this SaturdayBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Back in 1988, the organizers of the original Trick or Treat Street were attempting to create a safe place for children of all ages to have fun while participating in the Halloween tradition of trick or treating. They could not possibly have envisioned how successful their idea would become. CContinued on page 15X By%  MITCH TrTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netCamp Bayou, a Hillsborough County park located in Ruskin, is holding an open house on Saturday, October 26, to showcase the parks many incredible resources. Our upcoming Open House gives folks a chance to enjoy this great fall weather in the outdoors while learning a little about all the wonders of nature all around us, said Dolly Cummings of Camp Bayou. In addition, weve coordinated with some great October themes to provide additional activities including Florida history, gender equity in the sciences and of course Halloween. It will be a fun morning sharing nature in our community. The theme for the event is Fearlessly Facing the Forest showcasing a variety of forest inhabitants as well as highlighting the wildlife that can be found in your own backyard. The open house includes the following events: The Creature Scavenger Hunt will take guests on a wildlife safari through the trails and exhibits at Camp Bayou. Those who complete the Hunt will receive a small prize. The Viva Florida 500 (Florida history) activity asks visitors to think about what they would have on their 160 homestead acres, or make a craft using a tree cookie as a memento in your life history. Native Camp tours will be ongoing throughout the morning. Ada Day celebrates female scientists. Visitors will learn about a few women who have careers in the natural sciences, then make a mask or hat of a related animal CContinued on page 21X

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 3 WITH DR. ROBERT EDELMANJoin us for our next educational seminar at: Manatee Eye Clinic 1515 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist & Cataract SurgeonBe Our Guest at ourFREE SeminarNo hidden charges: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination, or treatment. and dedicated person can make a difference, said Hanna, who has served on the board at A Kids Place since it was founded. Her determination has been a huge factor in creating and sustaining Joshua House, A Kids Charity of Tampa Bay and A Kids Place. It was her vision and a result of conversations she had with folks in the foster care system about what was needed (that led to their creation). She then called on friends and acquaintances for all kinds of support. It was hard to say no to Dottie. It always came down to one simple rule with Dottie: Do the right thing, and do it in the best interest of our children. A simple rule does not always mean its easy to execute and yet Dottie could move mountains, said DeDe Grundel, executive director of the Friends of Joshua House Foundation. She could push through almost any barrier to achieve her goal. Berger MacKinnon was inducted into the Hillsborough County Dottie Berger MacKinnon passesX Womens Hall of Fame earlier this year. She served as a Hillsborough County commissioner from 19941998 and also sat on the board of Tampa General Hospital. Berger MacKinnon overcame breast cancer in the 1990s only to be diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2010. She was given three months to live at the time. I always considered her a friend and a great servant and have tried to hold myself to the level of service that would meet her expectations, said County Commissioner Al Higginbotham whose district includes Brandon and much of South County. She definitely had a great impact on the community both on and off the commission, said Higginbotham who said he was sure the current commission would mark her passing. Joe Troy, a member of the board at A Kids Place, said MacKinnon will be smiling today. While one can never really prepare properly for the passing of someone as iconic as Dottie, our board made a promise to her that one day when she looks down on us from heaven, she would be beaming proudly that her legacy and vision to help Gods children through A Kids Place was solidly intact. Dottie Berger MacKinnon, founder of A Kids Place in Brandon, Joshua House and A Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, and former Hillsborough County Commissioner, died at her home Sunday morning, Oct. 13. She was 71 years old. 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 The 16th Annual Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State Park is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A donation of $25 to enter the Mystery Map event includes a chance to win some great prizes donated by local businesses. The entry fee also includes a spaghetti dinner with drink and dessert. Extra dinners are available for $6 each. The Mystery Map Event is fun for horse riders, canoe and kayak paddlers, and hikers of all ages. Each participant is given a map of a trail to follow. For paddlers, the trail is on the Little Manatee River. Along the trail there will be themed activities to complete. This years theme is A Halloween Adventure. A mystery person has been timed on the trail and the person who completes the trail in the time closest to the mystery person is the winner. A free costume contest takes place at 1:30 for children, adults, and horse and riders. (Only the Mystery Map participants will pay the $25 fee.) The winner will recieve a $50 gift certifitcate from ACE Hardware of Riverview for each division. Everyone is welcome to enjoy free music, booths, and participate in a silent auction. Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State ParkAll proceeds from these events benefit projects in the park. Sponsored by The Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park; Saddle Up Tack, Lithia; Ace Hardware, Riverview; Canoe Outpost Little Manatee River; and Florida State Parks. So decorate em up and have some fun! For more information visit www. FriendsOfTheLittleManatee or call 813-677-9291 for information on hiking or riding. Call the Canoe Outpost at 813-634-2228 for paddling information. Proof of negative coggins required. Please R.S.V.P to reserve your spot by calling 813-634-8716 or e-mail us at jneveridge@gmail. com. Please include your name, e-mail address, and the number of participants so that we may be sure to have enough food for everyone. Canoe Outpost will provide free shuttle service for participants using their own canoes or kayaks and discounted rentals for this event. Only one participant fee is required per boat. Need a horse? Call Wolfes Born To Ride at 941812-1980 to arrange a rental. For special needs or for Park information, call the office at 813671-5005. Located south of S.R. 674 on U.S. 301, pass the main entrance on Lightfoot Road and follow the signs.South County holds public premiereDescribed as a community driven documentary South County, a film by Shawn Cheatham, a University of South Florida professor, had its public premiere at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin on Friday. After the viewing, Cheatham answered questions from the audience. According to the films entry on IMDB.com, South County is an experimental documentary project that focuses on the heterogeneity of the people who live and work in South Hillsborough County, Florida. A very diverse cross section of people connected to this complex landscape reveal personal narratives that help to examine the rich social, political and cultural past and present of a unique place in the Sunshine State. The documentary is available in high definition on the web at http://vimeo.com/73683919MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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Tickets $2 each/3 for $5 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3111 Fax: 813-645-4118 www.ObserverNews.net Published Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048 EDITORIAL: 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.com All 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 33570 SALES: Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.net CLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION: Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.net PRODUCTION: 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 There are those who believe that the brain is much like a muscle; if it does not get used, it starts to atrophy and loses the ability to react when called on to do a task. There is little doubt that many of us run our life on auto-pilot and continue to do things in old and comfortable ways that require little new thinking. In other words, we are creatures of habit. If those habits include doing things to keep the mind active, then the habit is a good one. But if you are simply living yesterday over and over, then here are some ways to expand your thinking process and keep your mind active. 1. Sit down and listen to a child. Yes, I said, “Listen.” Most of us talk to children but few of us listen to their replies. Ask the child a question such as, “How high is up?” or “Where does the sun go at night?” Then listen carefully to their reply. Now try and see the answer from the child’s perspective. You might be surprised at the creative answers you will get. To the question about the sun, one child told me, “God has an energy conservation program. At night while people are sleeping, they don’t need all the light so God turns the sun down and leaves on a night light called the moon.” Not bad thinking for a five-year-old. I wonder who it was that first thought of night lights? By William Hodges 2. Try some different routes for your travels. Many of us get set in our travel patterns and do not try to find different routes until something forces us to deviate from our normal paths. That fact was reinforced for me many years ago while I was in Indianapolis conducting some presentation and briefing skill seminars. I found that I had fallen victim to the “I’ve always gone that way” syndrome. For 15 years, I had been traveling from my hotel to the customer’s facility by the same route. This time, because of construction, the road was blocked and I had to find a new way to go. To my surprise, I found that the new route took 10 minutes off my travel time. I found the new way by asking the desk clerk — something I could have done a lot earlier if I had been open to new ideas. 3. Make a list of the things you do everyday. After a week of keeping records, review the list. How could you make changes that would either allow you to be more efficient, have more fun, or eliminate unnecessary tasks from your life? It is amazing how many things we continue to do long after the reason for doing them is gone. As an example, when we had a dog, I would wrap chicken bones in foil and take them immediately outside to the garbage rather than putting them in the kitchen waste basket. I didn’t want the dog to get them and do him harm. We had the dog for 17 years and for many years after his death, I still wrapped the bones and took them outside. What are you doing that does not need to be done? 4. Take every opportunity to exercise your mind. There are many good ways to help keep your mind active — puzzles, reading, etc. I have several friends who always have a jigsaw puzzle in some state of completion in a convenient place to work. The nice thing about a puzzle is that it can become a family project and can be worked on at odd hours. As to crossword puzzles, they are great when you want to exercise your mind and also fill some time. Physical exercise is important to our well-being, but you must also exercise the brain to get the job done. 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 : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.com Positive Talk: Wake up your brain Libraries feature local foster children in need of adoption The Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay is currently on display for the month of October at 12 of the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative libraries. The exhibit features photos and videos of children and teens waiting for adoption in Hillsborough County. Information on how to become a forever family for foster children will also be available. According to the Children’s Board, an average of 225 children and teens are awaiting adoption in Hillsborough County. The Heart Gallery exhibits are intended to raise awareness of these waiting foster children, engage the community in their welfare and secure permanent, loving adoptive fami lies. The Heart Gallery exhibit is offered at the libraries in partner ship with the Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay. Locally, you can see the Heart Gallery exhibit at: ‡\003RXWKKRUH\003HJLRQDO\003/LEUDU\)65(\017\003 \024\030\033\024\031\003%HWK\003KLHOGV\003:D\)65(\017\003XVNLQ ‡\003%ORRPLQJGDOH\003HJLRQDO\003/L brary, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. ‡\003%UDQGRQ\003HJLRQDO\003/LEUDU\)65(\017\003\031\024\034\003 Vonderburg Dr. For more information about WKHVH\003DQG\003RWKHU\003\\(\003SURJUDPV\003#\003 your library call 813-273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

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To enter, visit the companys website at spauldingdecon.com or hoardercleaners. com and follow the online instructions. Contestants, who must be age 18 or older, can also enter by mail at 3614 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605. Include name, age, describe living conditions, enclose photos and explain why he/she should get a free cleaning. The contest runs through Saturday, Nov. 30. Contestants must be willing to have the media film and take photos for local news coverage.Dear Savvy Senior, My 67-year-old mothers house has become a cluttered mess. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that its becoming a hazard. I think she has a hoarding problem. What can I do? Worried Daughter Dear Worried, Compulsive cluttering is a problem that effects up to five percent of Americans many of whom are seniors with problems ranging anywhere from mild messiness to hoarding so severe it may be related to a mental health disorder like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Heres what you should know, along with some tips and resources that can help your mom. Why People Hoard The reasons most people hoard are because they have an extreme sentimental attachment to their possessions, or they believe they might need their items at a later date. Hoarding also may be a sign that an older person is depressed, or showing early symptoms of dementia. Common problems for seniors who live in excessive clutter are tripping, falling and breaking a bone; overlooking bills and missing medications that are hidden in the clutter; and suffering from the environmental effects of mold, mildew and dust, and even living among insects and rodents. What To Do To get a handle on your moms problem, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization offers a free Clutter Hoarding Scale that you can download off their website at challengingdisorganization.org. If you find that your mom has only a mild cluttering problem, there are a number of things you can do to help. Start by having a talk with her, respectfully expressing your concern for her health and safety, and offering your assistance to help her declutter. If she takes you up on it, most professional organizers recommend decluttering in small steps. Take one room at a time or even a portion of a room at a time. This will help prevent your mom from getting overwhelmed. Before you start, designate three piles or boxes for your moms stuff one pile is for items she wants to keep-and-put-away, another is the donate pile and the last is the throwaway pile. You and your mom will need to determine which pile her things belong in as you work. If your mom struggles with sentimental items that she doesnt use, like her husbands old tools or mothers china for example, suggest she keep only one item for memory sake and donate the rest to family members who will use them. You will also need to help her set up a system for organizing the kept items and new possessions. Find Help If you need some help with the decluttering and organizing, consider hiring a professional organizer who can come to your moms home to help you prioritize, organize and remove the clutter. The nonprofit group National Association of Professional Organizers has a directory on the website at napo.net to help you locate an expert in your area. If she has a bigger, more serious hoarding problem (if her daily functioning is impaired, or if she is having financial difficulties, health problems, or other issues because of her hoarding) youll need to seek professional help. Antidepressants and/or talk therapy can help address control issues, anxiety, depression, and other feelings that may underline hoarding tendencies, and make it easier for her to confront her disorder. To learn more and find professional help see the OCD Foundation (ocfoundation.org/ hoarding) which provides a hoarding center on their website that offers information, resources, treatments, self-help groups, and more. Also see hoardingcleanup. com, a site that has a national database of qualified resources including cleaning companies and therapists that can help. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Help For Seniors Who Are Drowning In Clutter THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 Meet Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific KidsGibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids were recognized for showing their peers how to be thoughtful. They are: Marley Jordan, Shelly Franks, Emerson Maine, Dwight Luman, Samuel Castillo, Jeremy Norris, Chase Snyder, Maria Duarte, Trent Newton, Jennifer Lopez, Jazmin Limon, Griffin Pelletier, Wendy Thurston, Anthony Velis-Hernandez, Tyler Ammons, Fernando Ocampo, Linda Hedrick, Janelle Martinez, Brady Steffen, Jayson Cobb, Jaelyn Sandoval, Alanah Mcdwell, Trinity Boyd, Haileigh Watson, William Mcintyre, Emy Cantu, Malykai Riffas Johnson, Shyanne Knox, Yasmin Ortiz, Hailey Ammons, Damiyan Garcia, Ashanni King and Amie Woodham. Ruskin Elementarys Terrific Kids for September 2013The Terrific Kids this month at Ruskin Elementary School were recognized for the character trait of commitment. Present for the award ceremony were: Isaac Garcia, Nephtalie Saintidor, Alexander Soto, DNilson Cerecero, Daniel Bernal Acosta, Symon Butler, Adrian Rocha, Emily Alvarado, Kevin Singh, Sofia Mier, Bryan Cesario-Quezada, Sherley Hernandez DeJesus, Jeffrey Grover, Elizabeth Guerrero, Johanna Salinas-Castellanos, John DeLeonTorres,Selah Rocha, John Cardoza, Marisol Cesario Quezada, Brisieda Mejia-Mejia, Analyce Rivera, Erasmo Quirino, Jr., Eddie Abonce, Lonna Mckeller, Emma Miley, Mollie Duholke, Ruby Flores-Cortes, Melany Garcia, Anthony Vasquez, Gavin Singh, Kimberly PerezGalicia, Alvaro Claudio, Eriana Cardoza, Emma Nieves, Sheili Martinez-Ramos, Lisa Martinez, Saydey Coronado, Fiona Dong, Alayna Jones, Esmeralda Renteria, Jonathan Montoya, Diana Rojo, Antonio Martinez, Brianna Conklin, Dylan Simon, Juan Avonce, Melanie Chavez, Ashley Ortiz, D.J. Hernandez, Karla Basave, Victoria Perez, Lisa Tran, Jonathan Arellano, Sean Tupper, Ximena Alvarez, Ivy Ramirez, Lisbeth Ramirez and Edith Ferral. Also pictured are Sun City Center Kiwanis members Donna and Tom Braden, Charlene Wirick and Principal Lisa Amos. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and Playstation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Oct. 17 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. 17 at 7 p.m. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. ABCs and 123s of Toddler Yoga Friday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers ~ Kids benefit from yoga too! Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers using basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. ABCs and 123s of Preschool Yoga Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:45 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Kids benefit from yoga too! Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers using basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. You, Baby, and Yoga Friday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. For children ages 0 24 months and their caregivers ~ Bring baby along for a calm, relaxing yoga practice with Lucky Cat Yoga. This class includes baby massage, interactive song and dance, and sharing a story with baby. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen/Adult Collage Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Join art instructor Susan Hess and learn the techniques of collage in this two hour class. Collage is a technique where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms and materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-2733652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Spooktacular Spectacle Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. For children ages 5-12. Join us for fun, slightly chilling tales shared by Gypsy Storyteller Katie Adams. With lots of audience participation and colorful props, Katie conjures up a hauntingly good time. This show is sure to shiver your spine and tickle your funny bone. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists (3-6 years with caregiver) ~ join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, Oct. 21 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Creative Artists (7-11 years) ~ join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 25. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. HTML for Teens Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. For ages 13-18 ~ Learn how to program for the Web with HTML and make your own dynamic websites. Registration is required. Ask at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Toddler Time Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Teen/Adult Gouach Painting Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Cory Wright, for this two-part gouache painting class (second class meets on Tuesday Oct. 29, must be able to attend both classes). Students will learn the techniques of using gouache paints and work on a painting during the two classes. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Story Time Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 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. Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday, October 19, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a tattoo parlor, fortune telling, and lots of other spooky happenings. While in the park, visit Snow Whites Enchanted Forest and see the crazy things going on in Seussville!Halloween Social at Palmetto Historical ParkThere will be a costume contest sponsored by Palmetto Publix and some special surprise thrilling guests. Play Plinko at the PiratesMarauders game table and visit the creepy graveyard. Decorated buildings in the park will be sponsored by the EllentonParrish Lions Club, the North River Kiwanis and the Manatee Riverside Rotary Club. Demetrios Manatee Riverside Rotarys creepy postmaster delivers mail in the misty Heritage Station Post Office Work Crew in Pirate Ship at last years Halloween Socialwill be selling $2 pizza and drinks and Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research with baked goods and lemonade. This family event is FREE, donations accepted. The Park is located at 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2013 CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.Tear out the old... install new, We do it all!We Will Beat Any Written Estimate with this couponCALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454Sun City Center References Available 24-HOUR TOWINGFree Diagnostics Free Towing to shop if we do repairs SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.813-645-7653 (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachFREEHurricane Kitwith any service OIL CHANGE$19995 qts. 5w30 or 5w20 Oil. 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/ Better Care COUPONS COUPONS MFST sponsors WWII veteran on Honor Flight Augustine C (Gus) Fleischman, WWII US Army Signal Corps veteran, who lives in Apollo Beach, Fla., was recently invited to take one of the Honor Flights conducted by nonprofit organizations dedicated to transporting as many WWII veterans as possible to Washington D.C. to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought. His guardian (companion on the trip) was Brigadier Colin Howgill, RM (Ret.), Chairman of the Military Family Support Trust (MFST), sponsor of Mr. Fleischmans trip. The trip took place Oct. 8 and was provided at no cost to the participating veterans. The guardian expenses were paid by MFST. Gus landed over the Normandy beaches on the third day post DDay. He served at St. Mer Eglise before moving down to Paris then into the Ardennes where he was at the Battle of the Bulge during that awful winter weather when so many troops froze to death. From there he was at the Remagen Bridge crossing and from there into Germany as far as Leipzig. His battle medal has a silver star on it representing the battles of Normandy, Northern France, The Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. At the conclusion of the war in Germany, he and a small number of his Signals unit, were moved by a freight train to Paris and then on to Marseilles from where they were shipped via the Panama Canal to the Pacific Theater. His ship was South of Hawaii when the atom bomb was detonated. On arrival in Manila the local Japanese had not yet gotten the message that the war was over so their arrival was more exciting than anticipated. As do all of the veterans who are fortunate enough to participate in these Honor Flights, Gus was extremely grateful for the opportunity and encouraged all WWII veterans to take advantage of this extraordinary program. YOU READ IT HERETHE OBSERVER813-645-3111Upcoming events in the race for Honorary Mayor of SouthShore Thursday, Oct. 17, 4-8 p.m., Shannon Brown is hosting Family Fun Night at Beef OBradys, 205 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach. Beef OBradys Apollo Beach will donate 10 percent of all sales between the hours to Shannon Brown for Honorary Mayor of SouthShore. Funds will be donated to the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce and Athletic Boosters at East Bay and Lennard High School (sporting gear for students in need). Friday, Oct. 18, 13 p.m., Anne Madden will be hosting a Cool Down with Ice Cream at Cadence Bank, 4842 Sun City Center Blvd. in SCC. They will be making ice cream sundaes and taking donations for the campaign. For more information, call Fran at 813-633-6700. Friday, Oct. 18, 7-10 p.m., John Smith is hosting Vegas Casino Night at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. There will be finger food and drinks, games, 50/50 and silent auction. Also, Casino Games and a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Family Fall Fest hosted by Shannon Brown. Food/Bouncers/Tumblebus/Games. While it is free to attend, donations are appreciated! Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Anne Madden will be hosting a Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Sun City Center Chamber Banquet Room, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and includes dinner. Go and solve the mystery of Evil Never Dies, with local business people playing the roles. Attend with your team or join another one. For tickets, call 813-645-3732 and leave a message. Now until Oct. 25, Scentsy Fundraiser by Shannon Brown. Order under Shannons Honorary Mayor Fundraiser and 25 percent of sales will be donated. To place your order go to: https://shannonjbrown. scentsy.us/Scentsy/Buy. Now until Oct. 30, Anne Madden If you are in the market for a new vehicle, go to Brandon Hyundai. Ask for Rob Danley and mention Annes name. Brandon Hyundai will make a donation to the campaign for every new Hyundai sold by Oct. 30.South Bay Hospital hosts Rummage SaleOn Saturday, Oct. 26, South Bay Hospital will host a Rummage Sale in the hospitals Outpatient Diagnostic and Rehab Center parking lot, 4051 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon, and all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. For more information, or to donate items for the rummage sale, contact Dottie Crist-Marshall at 813-634-0177. Protecting Paradise ... FWC officers: Ready in an instantBy %  %  KATIeE PUrRCeELLAt 9 p.m., the officer backs into his driveway. He signs off on the radio, climbs out of his truck and heads toward his darkened house. When he gets inside, he greets his wife and looks in on his two young children who are already tucked into bed. After changing out of his uniform, he hangs it in its usual spot in the closet. Finally, he showers and warms up his supper. At the other end of the county, one of his squad mates has just put on her bullet-resistant vest and uniform shirt. After snapping on her duty belt, she goes through the routine of checking her gear. Then she says goodbye to her husband and son and heads out the door to begin her shift. Her plans for the night include working in a wildlife management area where there have been night-hunting complaints. In the meantime, while the second officer is in the dark woods and the first is getting ready for bed, at just past 11 p.m., their supervisor is awakened from sleep by a ringing phone. Lieutenant? a voice asks. This is Dispatch. Your squad is heading to work a search-and-rescue and they need you right away. After giving a few brief details, the dispatcher disconnects quickly and begins calling others on the radio. In less than 20 minutes, the lieutenant has grabbed his uniform, always hanging in the same place in his closet, put on his gear, and is pulling out of his driveway in his patrol truck. As he buckles his seat belt, he checks in on the radio and lets Dispatch know he is -51 en route to the scene. During his drive to the next county he supervises six officers across two counties he finds out more about the incident and plans a meeting point with the other two officers. Situations like this are all too common for officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). They dont work what most people would call traditional hours. Nor would many aspects of their job be considered traditional. But these roles are necessary. Many of them are working while were sleeping or enjoying a Satur day at a state park or a holiday weekend in a campground. They may start out their shift thinking theyre going to work on a certain issue, or they may have just finished their regular shift and are at home. But, with a moments notice, they are called to assist with an urgent issue, like a search for a missing person. Many times, FWC officers work with other law enforcement, fire and medical personnel. Typically, the FWC provides the equipment and knowledge of the area, often using their ATVs and airboats to transport the personnel and victims. Every year, they perform around 1,000 rescues in the woods and on the water. This year, they have been involved in almost 700 so far. In fact, a scenario like the example above played out in the end of June. FWC officers spent nearly two days working with the Flagler County Sheriffs Office and Volusia and Seminole county air support to locate a missing man. Guss Baker had been missing for several days when FWC officers finally found him shivering in a swamp near the Turkey Island Hunt Camp in Flagler County. The officers warmed him with what they had their bullet-resistant vests and bug-tamer jackets for several hours until a helicopter could arrive to lift him out of the swamp. Last month, after recovering from his ordeal, Baker reached out to the officers to thank them for their actions. Those officers saved my life. If it wasnt for them I wouldnt be here, Baker said. FWC officers Lee Lawshe and Rich Wilcox were the ones called upon to help. Even if we have a plan in mind, we never really know what well be doing on a given day, Lawshe said. We are all willing to respond quickly and do what it takes to get the job done and even save a life. From backing into their driveways at home, to hanging their clothes in the same spot after each shift, FWC officers have many habits. These ensure they can be ready as quickly as possible to respond to those after-hours emer gencies when every second counts. When youre out enjoying all Flor ida has to offer whether youre taking your bow to hunt deer this weekend or are headed to the coast in search of snook remember to be safe. Wear a life jacket on the water; take a GPS with you into the woods. If you do find yourself in a bad situation, remember that officers with the FWC are trained and prepared. They will do their best to get you and your family to safety. Note: Protecting Paradise provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC officer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about fishing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make. This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It will feature different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Floridas people and beautiful natural resources for years to come.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Let us do the cooking and you get the credit! Delicious Thanksgiving feasts available for pickup on November 27th Starting at $16.95 a person Call Casey for details813-305-7888 x6 8 8 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OA8 EXP. 10/31/13 OK3 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 10/31/13 OP 5 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OC7 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 44 95CHI Ionic ColorFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 19 95Cut & StyleTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum $ 8 00Buzz Cut (one guard all over)Free ShampooSpecialty cuts and design lines extra. Not valid with other offers. Plant sale to help beautify Apollo BeachOver 100 varieties of plants and trees, including annuals, palms. landscaping plants, herbs and household plants, will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 during the Apollo Beach Beautification Plant Sale. The location is Flip Flops and Fitness at 328 Apollo Beach Blvd. next to the Circle K. Proceeds from the plant sale will go to Christmas decorations for Apollo Beach, Kite Fest and maintaining ongoing projects. Apollo Beach Beautification is a 501(c)3 organization. Army Army Cadet Sydney A. Malveaux has graduated from the Army ROTC Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college. Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating hands-on training. The training develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve the cadets self-confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision making, and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squadlevel operations field training. Malveaux is a student at the University of Florida, Gainesville.She is the daughter of Sandra and Nathan Barrick of Bass Oak Court, Riverview, and Billy and Nicole Malveaux of 87th Place, Seminole.Malveaux graduated in 2012 from Seminole High School.i

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10 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2013 Is Cremation Your Choice?We would like to invite you to a FREE Lunch Seminar*Sandpiper Grille 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Friday, Oct. 18 11:15 a.m.Sunshine Caf (Next to Home Depot) 3808 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Monday, Oct. 21 10:00 a.m.Seating is limited to 12 per seminar. You can reserve your seat by calling 1-800-627-7456 Ask about our FREE Cremation Drawing! Nations Oldest and Largest | Our 39th Year*Please...rst time attendees without prior cremation or funeral arrangements only **Promotional discounts to apply for standard and travel packages only $200Promotional Discount National CremationSOCIETY Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: As your cat ages, it might be necessary to shrink her living space. Close off parts of the house where your elderly cat could get lost or disoriented and restrict the cat to a few familiar rooms. Danielle Rose DeSilvestro, of the Lennard High School FFA Chapter, has been selected as a finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Wildlife Production and Management Entrepreneurship/Placement. Kyle Bowman, also of Lennard FFA, was selected as a finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Landscape Management Entrepreneurship/Placement. Both students became eligible for the national award after winning the Florida FFA competition earlier this year, and both are among only four people chosen nationally to compete for their particular awards. The awards will be announced at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo, to be held Oct. 30 Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky.Two area students compete for national FFA awardsLennard High School students head to LouisvilleThe proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. In recognition of being a finalist, each of the finalists will receive a plaque and $500. National winners will receive an additional plaque and $500 during a special ceremony at the convention. The Wildlife Production and Management Entrepreneurship/ Placement award is sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. The Landscape Management Entrepreneurship/Placement award is sponsored by John Deere and Tractor Supply Company. South Bay Hospital invites you to shop with Shirley Allen, Registered and Licensed Dietician, as she takes you down the aisles of good health. Learn how to make healthy food choices, read nutrition labels and shop smarter. Shop with the Dietician will take place in the South Bay Hospital caf-South Bay Hospital hosts Shop with the Dieticianeteria at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Healthy refreshments will be provided and registra tion is required. Call South Bay Hospitals toll free Consult-A-Nurse line at 1-888-685-1595 to register. South Bay Hospital is located at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. in SCC. RWC adds websiteThe Ruskin Womans Club has posted a new webiste at www. theruskinwomansclub.org. On it youll find information about the club, its activities and achievements. The clubs next meeting is 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the clubhouse. Details may be found on the website under About Us.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 11 Caregiver Symposium Call Sun Towers at 813-634-3347 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCCCoping with Caregiver StressEileen Poiley, MS, Director of E ducation, USF Health Byrd Alzheimers InstituteDeveloping a Caregiver PlanGenevieve Faulk, Aging Care AdvocatesCommon Sense A pproaches to Avoiding Popular ScamsMike Pierce, Esq. Program Admin. Stetson UniversityNew Power of Attorney Law: Top 10 Changes You Need To Be Aware OfAmanda Wolf, Esq., Board Certified in Elder LawDont Let Your Children Inherit Your Nursing Home BillMike Wills, The E quis Gro up at Morgan Stanley LUNCH SERVED Understanding Dementia CareScott Fox, Owner, Senior HelpersHow to Prepare for the Move to a Retirement CommunityDamon Glisson, Attorney at LawTec hnologies to Help CaregiversDr. Meredeth Rowe, Profe ssor, USF HealthDementia Hospital Caregiving Wristband ProjectGary Le Blanc, author of Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulne ss Q & A Speakers wi ll have ve ndor tables where Indivi dual question and answer time w ill be made available Howard A. Oriba, 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 PRIMEOpen House Thursday, Oct. 24 ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations:Cracks in the road aheadThirty-five thousand feet over America provides a view of a peaceful, almost pastoral nation. So many things have changed in the world and in my own country since I took my first flight decades ago. But the view from above isnt among them. All I see in peering out the aircraft window is a nation at peace. The view was something of an allegory to my life of late. I keep thinking that Ill find what Im looking for in life by looking far down the road, into a hazy horizon from which no details emerge, while praying to God that Hell keep me from tripping on the rocks and the cracks in the road directly beneath my feet. And then each moment passes, unappreciated, waiting for something I can only feel might happen in the future. Perhaps that perspective is born of age, but more likely it is born of circumstance. Our world is a stressful one. Its unfair, and sometimes ugly. And for some reason, we seem, by circumstances twisted all on there own, to celebrate that. When did we decide that the bizarre, perverted and downright obscene was what we wanted the news to report on in todays world? The rhetoric on just about everything is so far over the top that people have become immune to it. You cant just disagree with someone, you have to call them a Nazi and threaten to destroy everything about them. Anyone who believes that either political party has all of the answers is delusional and it is stunning and sad that we allow our elected officials to promote such thinking. Its even more sad that with the entire world of knowledge at our fingertips with the Internet, by and large we tend to seek out only that information that confirms or validates our already held beliefs. That mentality makes it really hard to advance much, I would think. I am as much to blame for that as anyone. I saw a joke of sorts on Facebook recently that appropriately describes what I was referring to. If we had to explain our smartphones to a person who had just been transported from a half-century ago, we could tell them that the tiny device is capable of connecting us to nearly anyone, anywhere in the world, and has instantaneous access to all of MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe view from 35,000 feet shows a nation at peace. Perhaps things arent as bad as they seem. The future can be a bright and shining place. the cumulative knowledge of the world. But we use it to argue pointlessly with strangers and watch cat videos. The reporting of bad news is necessary; in my opinion it is critical to the functioning of what is supposed to be a largely transparent government. Although it seems to be forgotten at times, elected officials work for us, not for their respective political parties. Reporting bad news is critical to keep increasingly powerful businesses as honest as possible. It is critical to shed light on injustice and even ineptitude. We need to know about misfortune, catastrophe and adversity if we hope to correct it. And, as a nation, I know we hope to correct such things. That is who we are as Americans. But that doesnt mean that good news should not be celebrated as well. Lord knows we could sure use some of that today. We must not let those with selfish motives or ill intent speak for us. That must stop. And speaking of which, I was wrong last week to paint such broad strokes about the ineffectiveness of elected officials. I honestly believe that most of them are good people, hoping to do good things for their constituents and this nation. A case in point, from my perspective, at least, would be Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman. At any given time, you may or may not agree with her politics, perhaps in the course of her career as a public servant she has made mistakes shes human, after all but she is just what her office suggests: a public servant. She puts herself out in the public for face time with real people, she invariably attends public meetings, making herself personally available to those she represents and I know from seeing her over the course of years, that she works hard to do the right thing for those she represents. Not every elected official can say that but she can. The northern plains stretch far outside of my window on the airliner. Im sure that out there somewhere, someone is profitably taking advantage of someone else. I am certain that somewhere out there, someone is lying, taking the X

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12 OCTOBER 17, 2013 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 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. 10/31/13 FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 10/31/13 0210 0150 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.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG SilverSilver is a really sweet female young cat whose mom is Mona. Her favorite thing is to cuddle with a loving volunteer. This beautiful girl also loves to show off her playing skills with cat toys. Silver is a beautiful gray cat like her brother, Rascal, who also lives at C.A.R.E. Can you find it in your heart to take Silver home forever. As part of her adoption she has been micro chipped and spayed. She is also current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2012. CooperCooper is a delightful little man. He has an easygoing and affectionate personality. He gets along well with everyone! He is a lap dog and would make a great companion. Cooper enjoys walks and Swiss cheese Cheeze-Its. Go meet handsome Cooper today. As part of his adoption, Cooper has been microchipped, brought current on his shots and neutered. He does require daily eye medication that will be discussed at the meet and greet. DOB: April 2, 2012.C.A.R.E. holds Boo Bash Oct. 26From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) will holds its Boo Bash! at the shelter at 1528 27th St. SE in Ruskin. In addition to a dog costume party, there will be a pumpkin carving contest, raffles, food and bake sale, prizes, vendors, shelter tour and a time for pet off-leash play. All proceeds benefit C.A.R.E., a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in the South Shore area, funded entirely by donations from supporters.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute welcomes the public to the 19th annual MarineQuest open house on Satur day, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fun, free event introduces visitors of all ages to the states fish and wildlife and their habitats at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) headquarters, 100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg. Held in conjunction with the third annual St. Petersburg Science Festival, MarineQuest offers more than 60 exhibits from FWRI and other government agencies and conservation groups. Visitors to MarineQuest 2013 will see live fish and wildlife, including sharks, rays, alligators and snakes. Touch tanks feature critters from Tampa Bay and the Florida Keys. Some of the states top researchers will demonstrate how they rescue distressed manatees, tag fish and monitor red tide. They will also provide pointers on identifying Florida panther tracks. Experts on sea turtles, scallops and sharks and rays will entertain audiences with presentations about their research. The Choctaw bass, a freshwater fish species newly discovered by Guests get a chance to view and touch sharks up close with these preserved specimens from FWRIs specimens collection.Have an encounter with Florida fish, wildlife at MarineQuest 2013FWRI scientists and rarely seen by the public, will be on display. Visitors can hone their bow-andarrow skills at the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Networks ar chery station. Children can get creative, with wildlife origami, marine magnets and the Japanese art of gyotaku fish printing. Wearable art offerings include face painting and marine tattoos. Free event parking is available at the USF St. Petersburg parking garage at the corner of 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S. For more information about MarineQuest 2013, visit MyFWC. com/MarineQuest, and like FWRI on Facebook at Facebook.com/FW CResearch. This event is designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. To request any par ticular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at 727-896-8626 or the city of St. Petersburg Community Affairs Division at 727-893-7345 or 727-892-5259 TDD/TTY.

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I am positive that someone is reaching out a hand, literally and figuratively a hand of hope, to someone who felt there was nowhere else to turn. I know that someone is working hard to serve their neighborhood and this nation. We are good people. It’s time to stop letting those with less admirable qualities speak for us. That includes the greedy, the soulless and, in some cases, the elected. Out there, somewhere on the hazy horizon is my future, our future. Despite all that is happening in this nation today, I know that when we arrive there, it can be a better place. Whether or not that happens is entirely up to us — but it’s important to keep an eye on the rocks and cracks in the road lying directly beneath our feet as we slowly, sometimes painfully, make our way there. Today can be a pretty good place, too, if we just look around to see what all we have. County Commissioners voted to waive half of Amazon’s property tax bill for the first seven years and approved paying $1.1 million in incentives for the company to include at least 375 “high paying jobs”, offering salaries in excess of $47,500. “The South Shore area has been a diamond in the rough for a long time,” said Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman. “Someone has finally found the treasure here in Amazon’s decision to locate its distribution center in Ruskin. It’s going to mean economic development and more jobs for an area that so desperately needed a jump-start after the recession. It’s a perfect fit, and it couldn’t happen in a better place than South County.” With Amazon expected to begin business operations in Florida in any of several possible sites around the state in 2014, residents will, at some as of yet undetermined point, begin paying Florida sales tax on Amazon purchases, which are currently not subject to sales tax. That issue, however, may soon be rendered moot as Congress inches ever closer to an Internet sales tax, requiring all but the smallest Internet merchants to collect state and local taxes. On the positive side for Amazon customers, however, is the possibility of same-day service on Amazon orders, a service that the company offers in eleven other cities around the country. Subscribers to Amazon Prime, a $79 annual membership plan, pay as little as $3.99 per item for same day delivery in those markets. Amazon, founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos in a Seattle garage, went online in 1995. Today the company operates 33 fulfillment centers in the United States with at least two more expected to go online in the coming months. Amazon has nearly 40 other fulfillment centers around the world. The company employs approximately 100,000 full and part-time employees, not including seasonal employees, and reported $61.1 billion in 2012 revenues. Amazon making waves \012œˆ'i`vœ“>}i£ X MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Southeast Guide Dogs Walkathon holds kick-off meeting Oct. 22 If you’re interested in becoming involved with planning for Southeast Guide Dogs Walkathons (the first one is Feb. 22 in Bradenton), go to the Tampa Women’s Club at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Tampa Women’s Club is at 2901 Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. Southeast Guide Dogs is one of ten accredited guide dog schools in the US and the only one in the southeast. Their biggest fundraiser of the year is Walkathon, and it has typically been held near their Palmetto, Fla. campus. “The amount of support we get from the community and our extended Southeastern family is astounding. It is what allows us to continue to provide all our services for free,” said Titus Herman, CEO. “We have puppy raising groups and supporters all over the Tampa Bay area, so it made perfect sense to expand Walkathon into Tampa and allow all the residents to feel a part of our mission,” stated Herman. This year will also see Walkathons held in Bradenton, St. Petersburg, The Villages, and Sarasota. Dogs are welcomed (and encouraged) to walk with their owners – it is a family and dog-friendly event for all involved. The Oct. 22 informational meeting will give you all you need to get started. The organizers will explain what Southeastern Guide Dogs are all about, why this Walkathon is so important to the visually impaired who will benefit the most, some inspiring stories from graduates, and an opportunity for you to get involved in an event that will make a profound difference in someone’s independence. Additional information may be found at www.guidedogswalkathon.org or by calling 941-729-5665. SCC BRIDGE LESSONS Starting October 21st Mondays ( 9 weeks) 8:30 a.m. Play of the Hand; Pat Rippel Tuesdays ( 8 weeks) 9:00 a.m. Defense; Marian Howarth Thursdays ( 6 weeks) 9:00 a.m. What all Bridge Players Should Know: 1. Who’s in Charge of The Auction? 2. How Does The Boss Get Answers? 3. Forcing and Non-forcing 4. ‘Cue Bidding in a Nutshell’ 5. So You Think You Know Transfers? 6. Re-evaluation Losing Trick Count Ronda O’Farrell PRICE: $5.00 per lesson Fridays 8:30 a.m Easy Bridge, Play & Learn-Beginners ( First 4 weeks FREE ) Please Register in the Horizon Room or call 634-7393 PRICE: $50 Includes Book

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14 OCTOBER 17, 2013 Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the World of Royal Caribbean Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce906 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.RSVP requested (813) 634-3318 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. 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Shop now and enjoy special nancing2 on ooring that will transform your home today and look beautiful for years to come.MATERIALS ONLY MATERIALS ONLY MATERIALS ONLY My mother always said I asked more questions than the Spanish Inquisitors. No matter the topic or observation, my response would always be why? Why, why, why, why why? I doubt I was any differ ent than any other kid. In fact, I think all of us are basically curious beings. And while curiosity may have killed the cat, the rest of the adage is true: curiosity brought him back. The greatest mysteries in life, such as the location of the Holy Grail and the real name of Donald Trumps barber, are called eternal enigmas. We will never know the answer to the existence of the Hanging Gar dens of Babylon or what drugs were involved in the naming of Dweezle and Moon Unit Zappa. But there are smaller mysteries in life as well. They are things or situations that make us go huh? Call them enigmas, call them posers, call them whatevers. They drive us bonkers when we come across them. Some are just humorous banalities, such as what did Chanel No. 4 smell like or why does Hawaii have interstates? After many years of Sunday School, I was once admonished for asking the teacher did the Corinthians ever write back? I was worried Paul was just wasting his time with a loser pen pal. Some posers are pure swipes at linguistics. Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway? Why is a building called a building and not a built once its completed? The Internet is full of fun posers. My favorites include if nothing sticks to Teflon, how does Teflon stick to the pan? and why do they put Braille on the drive-up ATMs? Somehow reading all of these crazy questions puts the world into a little better perspective. Its as if the posers are telling us, its no wonder were confused. Were supposed to be. So basically Im not the only soul in the universe who is totally at sea trying to understand why any of the Kardashians are famous. Or why a politician would spend millions of his own money for a job that pays only a couple of hundred thousand. Or why womens shirts have the buttons on the left side and mens shirts have buttons on the right. (And why does it cost three times as much to have our shirts drycleaned?) Forget trying to understand the Meaning of Life or answering the By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Why, oh, why?riddle of the Sphynx. Forget searching for the illusive Fountain of Youth or even Jimmy Hoffas body. There are bigger questions than that in our crazy little world. Like why do hotdogs come in packages of ten and the buns come in packages of eight? Life might be so much simpler if the Oscar Meyer people would talk to the Bunny Bread people and get it together, but then wed have one less trivial issue to ponder. One less poser to discuss over beer at the pub.One less thing to laugh about. Its not only fun to enjoy posers, its also essential to our mental health. It keeps us sane in an insane world. And thats important. Because, what if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about? Free consults offered on getting your business onlineIf you missed the free workshop on getting your business online, you can still schedule a one-on-one consultation with the Small Business Information Center.The SBIC is committed to supporting economic development by assisting entrepreneurs in the creation or expansion of small, minority and women-owned businesses throughout Hillsborough County. To arrange an appointment, call the Small Business Development Center office at 813-914-4028.The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is available to provide free, unbiased help for Florida Medicare beneficiaries as they carefully evaluate their health care options during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. During the Annual Enrollment Period, which runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage plans. SHINE encourages beneficiaries to review their benefits each year for a variety of reasons. Individuals often experience subtle changes in their health over the course of the year, and these changes may alter the kind of care they need. This could directly affect their need for more or less health insurance, the types of prescription drugs they require or their access to particular doctors or pharmacies. Health changes can also increase costs, which can be particularly critical for Medicare beneficiaries on fixed incomes. SHINE volunteer counselors through West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. provide free, unbiased one-on-one insur ance counseling and information on Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their families, and caregivers. Beneficiaries are encouraged to act quickly to assure a smooth transition into the 2014 benefit year. To receive help from SHINE to review and enroll in a plan, individuals may visit designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in their local communities, or contact trained SHINE volunteer counselors at 1-800-963-5337. For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit www.floridashine.org. Free, local assistance for Medicare Plan shoppers

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 15 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 Trick or Treat Street happens this SaturdayX A quarter of a century later, more than 100 local businesses, churches and civic organizations are expected to participate in this years event, scaring up treats, thrills and family-friendly fun for tens of thousands of children and their families. Trick or Treat Street will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Riverview High School. The event is presented by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough play on bounce houses and other inflatable attractions. Parking is $5 per carload. Various clubs from Riverview High School will also be offering games and activities for a small fee as fundraisers. For more information, visit the Riverview Chamber online at www.riverviewchamber.com, call 813-234-5944 or email info@ riverviewchamber.com. The chamber office is located at 10012 Water Works Lane in Riverview with office hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOS County Parks, Recreation & Conservation and Riverview High School. New to the event this year will be a hayride and a magician to entertain the crowd. In addition to the numerous booths, there will also be a costume contest for children of all ages as well as a costume contest for dogs. A small entry fee is required for the contest. Admission to the event is free. Wristbands will be sold for a nominal fee to include unlimited Dance exhibition set for next Moonglow Ballroom Dance eventMoonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of Daniel Fugazzotto at its monthly dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. As a special treat, Daniel and his National Championship Amateur Ballroom Dance Partner Janis Merluzzzo will perform a dance exhibition during Intermission. The attire at Moonglow dances is dressy casual. Members are free, and visitors/guests pay $5 per person at the door. Singles table(s) are always available. BYOB and snacks, and the club will provide ice, water, cups, and napkins Moonglow holds monthly dances year-round. Their exciting 2014 schedule will be available at the Oct. 24 dance. For more information call 813-633-1297 or 813-642-8845, or if you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, contact gail3357@gmail.com.

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16 OCTOBER 17, 2013 SUN CITY CENTER RESIDENTS: Our names are Dr. Darrin Tyson and Dr. Shanelle Tyson. If you have idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetic Neuropathy, you may be asking yourself any or all of these questions: If any of these problems or concerns are creating a situation where the quality of your life is being compromised, then you need to pay close attention to what were telling you in this article. Isnt it sad to otherwise feel so alive and full of vigor, but not be able to fully participate in life because the pain, tingling, and numbness is so pervasive, so feel downright angry that these symptoms have carrying a load of pain, and live life through an allraising its ugly head, no matter how hard you try to Going to the store. Playing golf with friends, or just trying to get some much-needed sleep and rest sharp pain, tingling, and the numbness. Heres What Makes Peripheral Neuropathy So Dangerous: See, PN is so bad because it sort of sneaks up on you. Quietly like a thief in the night. Like the angry spouse in the detective stories who slowly poisons the other spouse with arsenic.....PN is a condition that slowly eats away at you. It doesnt happen in an instant like breaking a leg. No, its just like a poison (especially with diabetes), doing its damage to nerves slowly. So slowly, that at first, when its already done some damage, you wont even notice it. What About Your Future?: Unfortunately, there are people who have been forced to quit their jobs or give up their social life outcome of your visits to the MD have resulted in taking cortisone injections, Motrin, prescriptions for Neurontin, and youve experienced the drowsiness as the tranquilizing, nerve-deadening effect wears So, Back To The Question: the tingling, prickling, hot fire-like burning sensation in your feet or continuing to take mindinvasive diabetic and peripheral neuropathy treatment is now available, for the first time ever, in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. If your feet feel like youre walking on thumbtacks or are on fire, or if they tingle unbearably, or they feel as cold as a frozen Popsicle you owe it to yourself to check out this new technology. There May Be Hope For You With A New Technology For Treating Peripheral Neuropathy Called: ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ATTENTION Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers... New, Breakthrough Treatment Reduces or Possibly Eliminates Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Without Drugs or Surgery! (Would you like to end the numbness, burning, tingling, and sharp pain in your feet, toes, calves, and legs? If so, read on........) Neuro-Analgesia Electronic Signal Treatment, is a patented, innovative treatment modality that utilizes a modulated and attenuated pulsed electronic signal (current) that can burning, sharp pain and associated numbness and tingling of PN! So, How Does Neuro-Analgesia Work? a modulated electronic signal that pulses very rapidly, firing off very short micro-bursts of current that effectively overrides pain receptors. The attenuated current or signal penetrates deeply through and across both nerveendings and affected muscles and other associated tissues, producing profound physiological changes, such as reduced swelling and inflammation. Microcirculation is increased and pain levels can drop dramatically after just a few treatments! The physiological changes are triggered by the electronic signal or current, making this a signal treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery; side effects are, for the most part, nonachieve results faster than other treatment options!!! What Do You Experience During A Treatment? Patients remain fully clothed, and you may sit in a in a recliner! During every phase of the treatment you will be very comfortable and relaxed. Youll experience a soothing sense of electrical stimulation in your feet and legs. Some patients read or watch TV throughout the procedure; others close their eyes and take a nap! NOTE: This technology is patented, exclusive technology. This is not available anywhere else in the State of Florida. Therefore, space and availability is extremely limited........ What Patients Are Saying About Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy I cant begin to tell you how much your Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy program has done for me. I used to have constant leg pain, burning, numbness and stinging sensations in the feet. I could barely stand to brush my teeth or walk through the grocery store. I had been to see just about every kind of doctor there is, and I just kept getting worse and worse. I had virtually quit all of the things I used to enjoy doinggolf, bowling, square-dancing, going to football games-just about everything. My improvement has been continuous and steady-pain levels and discomforts have dropped to a fraction of what they used to be, and Im now able to do most of the things I used to do! Thank you, and thanks to your Who Should Call For A Qualifying Assessment? (diabetic or otherwise) for at least six months, and nothing has helped anything and nothing seems to help out of other options Who Should Not Call? have to reserve this technology for the worst of the worst and please do not call if you have not tried some other form of treatment! Now, Whats the Next Step You Should Take? to take action. This is the very first time that we have released any information on our Peripheral date, we have only treated established, existing soon as possible to schedule your complimentary The FREE 4-Point Qualifying Assessment No charge at all and you dont need to buy anything. But, you will find out if you qualify for this revolutionary new therapy. You wont leave our office wondering if its something that could have helped you get rid of your pain. During your assessment, well check out your: pain levels, reflex response, balance & risk of fall assessment and a complete quantitative & qualitative examination. Expires 11/17/13. Call Today!CALL OUR 24 HOUR HELP LINE AT 941-952-3867 Sarasota Spine and Nerve Institute Dr. Darrin Tyson, D.C. Dr. Shanelle Tyson, D.C.(Conveniently located 1 mile east of I-75 off University Parkway)

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 17 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 17: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 18: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 21: BALLROOM DANCE RUMBA (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 22: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 23: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 24: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 25: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 28: BALLROOM DANCE RUMBA (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 29: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 30: KIDNEY SMARTSMLINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 9 to 10: 30 am 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 31: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri NOV 01: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pmOCTOBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW (813) 419-5020 LIN E D ANCIN G PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. 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. Please check your insurance coverage for SIL VERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes Redhawk Ranchmedical field cost from $20,000 to $40,000 Bud said. This one, however, did not, and will be available for periods of at least 15 minutes to one hour for a fee not yet decided. It is behind a screen in the small shop they are opening in October, called The Native Way. The shop was built entirely by hand by Bud and their son Marty May. They rented a lift for two weeks to hand-make the 19-by-30 foot room with a high cathedral ceiling entirely out of cedar, which is what the ancient ones like best, Bud said. The scissors lift was more than $500, said Brenda, but we couldnt have gotten this built without it. The inside of the store looks like a rustic cabin, with everything made from wood. There are shelves filled with handmade items from sage-prayer feathers to bags of different kinds of sage, which is used for many ceremonial purposes. There are lamps and clothing and jewelry and replicas of ancient tools that Bud has made. There is also an array of art paintings especially and everything on the wall except the huge black buffalo head is for sale. Skylights bring in natural light but there are full utilities, including a modern (although rustic looking) restroom in the store. The couple originally came to Florida from Indiana in 1984, where Bud says they had also lived on what was called sacred Indian ground. Yet he was a skeptic until they moved to Redhawk Ranch. Brenda was not. Her great-great grandmother was an escapee from the Trail of Tears and she has traced her family back through many lines. A lot of her people have last names like Chicken, Abraham Chicken, Beaver Chicken, and other animals, Katie Owl and Rachel Whitefawn, Bud said. They gave themselves animal names when they had to get names. Bud says he enjoys making replicas of ancient tools and fighting instruments. Some of those he has done are hatchets from buffalo jawbone, hoes, and weapons from antlers and horns. Meanwhile, Brenda crafts dream catchers and pottery and prayer fans. Some things that happen there are unexplainable, but visitors say they find peace. I discovered when I met with Brenda and Bud at their ranch it was a very special place and the atmosphere is conducive to relaxing and meditating and becoming more in tune with nature and with my own feelings, said Joyce Kennedy, who recently used their vibroacoustic chair. In this fast-paced society, it was a place I could slow down and catch my breath. Joyce said she had been searching to find peace of mind following her husbands death and since using the chair and putting up a dream catcher Brenda made for her she has found better sleep and stays in a more peaceful state during the day. There are many more stories told at Redhawk Ranch but people have to be there to hear and understand them. Every time I research a spirit I have heard or seen, it turns out to have been someone who has lived on, or had an experience on this land, Bud said. This was confirmed for him when he researched the story of a breakdown of a train carrying Native Americans from out West to Fort Hamer and St. Augustine and broke down near the ranch. A Lakota warrior named Zacade escaped; its all recorded, he said. Zacade is an historical figure. Bud, originally a skeptic, said he did not know that until after he had heard the story from his spirit who he says appears on the land. To find out more about Redhawk Ranch email Redhawkacres@aol. com, call 813-634-5352) or visit Red Hawk Acres (three separate words) on FaceBook. The website has not yet been created. Anyone who would like to learn more about the Red Path is welcome here, Bud said.X Handcarved items of all kinds some made from wood and others gourds are available in the store portion of Redhawk Ranch. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSBrenda and Bud Hoshaw relax in the center of the elaborate labyrinth they have created for meditation on Redhawk Ranch in Wimauma where Native American ceremonies are about to begin and a new store featuring hand-made Native American items are sold. Behind this screen is an electromagnetic chair manufactured in Tampa that is used in meditation therapy at Redhawk Ranch, although NASA uses it for people in training to attain a feeling of zero gravity.

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20 OCTOBER 17, 2013 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. 11/21/13MAINTENANCE 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 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons DON ATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDU CTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FR EE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas CardWITH YOUR DONATION!! 855.289.7725 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY The joyous sounds of the holidays are fast approaching which means its the perfect time for a Dont let another year with hearing loss dampen your cheer. October is the perfect time for your FREE Hearing Check-up! Restrictions apply, call for details. of Siemens latest hearing aids featuring micon technology. 130701 HearUSA October Print Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 10-10_02.indd 1 9/4/13 2:32 PM For some reason, through the years fisherman have been known to tell a little white lie or to stretch the size of that great catch. Often they seem to increase the size of the catch as the years go by and the story is told and retold. There is an element of pride and excitement in that record catch thats fun to relive with family, friends and fellow anglers for the rest of your life. Fishing is full of dreams, antici pation, patience, skill, hope and most often luck. Fishing is one of the top pastimes of the world. It brings the State of Florida millions in revenue every year. Who can tell you when it is the best time to fish? No one, just go fishing anytime you feel the urge. You can find snook, anywhere between Florida and Brazil. You can read a dozen books on how to catch a snook, and that might help you, but the novice who never reads a book could outfish you on snook catches. You need to be on the water regularly, watch for spots where there is action, watch the birds who follow schools of fish and eat the minnows that they leave behind. Try artificial bait for snook, if it doesnt work, have some fresh live shrimp in your baitwell. If lures or shrimp dont work, throw your bait net and get live bait. Use sinking lures if they dont work try floating bait. You can read all the books you want, but youve got to learn to fish your way. What works for you may not work for others. Always take along a can of sar dines. You can eat them if you get hungry or use them for bait. There are a few fishing spots that often are a place of great catches. The kitch en (thats the back waters around Bullfrog Creek) is so named because of the variety of catches. Out from Shell Point is Mags Hole, Rock Pass, Sand Key, Emmas Hole, Goose Neck Pass, Cockroach Bay Channel, and Big Pass. All of these fishing holes were named by pioneer fishermen of this area and are today favorite spots for anglers. Once you start fishing these spots, you will return with a variety of fish that hang out there. None have signs, cept Cockroach Bay. So if you cant find one, more than like ly the boat anchored next to you knows about each and every one. Reports of schools of redfish surfacing again this week. Legal catch is only one per person, per day, 18 to 27 inches. Lots of chatter about snook. Many refuse to catch them and are advocating for others to join them. These anglers want to let them continue to heal from a freeze several years ago. I saw the usual flounder catches, all were large size. This fish is a lean, white meat and great table fare. Freshwater catfish and pan fish graced many tables this week, caught in upper waters of the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. One angler caught me at the grocery store with a tale of the monster trout that are in our waters. You can e-mail me at aletam aschek@yahoo.comBy Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Develop your own fishing style

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 21 Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$695sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. (across from Chilis) MORE{COLOR QUALITY IMPACT Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price! ON SALE FOR for the Species Walk at 11:30 a.m. Wear a costume or make a mask to join the half hour walk along the trail. Help create a cascade of falling leaves while learning to identify the trees around Camp Bayou. The new Little Free Library shelf will make its debut at the Open House. The idea is to encourage reading in nature by offering books in an open-air location. Participants can take a book and/ or leave a book at the information table during the event, and then the shelf will be moved to its permanent location in the Birding 101 shelter. Other non-profits, such as Florida Public Archaeology Network, Girl Scouts of West-Central Florida, Cub Scout Pack 662, Conserve it Forward, Eagle Audubon Society, Little Manatee River State Park and the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will also be offering nature-based activities. The schedule for the day is as follows: 9 a.m.: Photo Trail Walk w/ Becki; join National Geographic Great Nature Photo Project: www. greatnatureproject.org. 9:30 a.m.: Instructables: Lets make... rain barrels w/ Frank; learn how to make a rain barrel from found containers or make a donation to receive a complete kit. 10 a.m.: Birds of Prey w/ Pat Bradley; Boyd Hill volunteer. 10:30 a.m.: Are you Weather Ready? With Rick Davis of the Ruskin National Weather Station/ NOAA office. 11 a.m.: Little Free Library with Ann; story-time circle (geared for elementary age) introduces Camp Bayous Little Free Library take a book, leave a book (for all ages). 11:30 a.m.: Species Walk with Dolly; 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. Noon: National Food Day Buffet; good-for-you-food is on the menu: fresh smoked turkey, side, salad, and beverage, for just $7 per person. 12:30 p.m.: National Neighborwoods Month Tree Planting. Replant trees to replace diseased oak that provided shade in lawn area. All activities tables and booths will remain open until 1 p.m. Lunch is made possible in part by Sweetbay Supermarket in Ruskin. Camp Bayou, at one time an RV park, is living proof of natures incredible ability to reclaim her beauty. Bordered by the Little Manatee River, the park offers hiking trails, historical displays, a learning center and the Paleo Preserve fossil museum. The facility is open year-around offering activities or simply a quiet respite in one of natural Floridas undiscovered gems. The Camp Bayou Learning Center is managed by the non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located off State Road 674 at the south end of 24th Street SE in Ruskin. For more information visit www.campbayou.org or call 813641-8545.Camp Bayou open houseX MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOBirding 101 will become the permanent location of Camp Bayous Little Free Library, designed to encourage reading in nature. Outdoor libraries are fast gaining popularity in larger cities across the United States and Europe.

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22 OCTOBER 17, 2013 | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDSDOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorshdwfg.com CALL KIM FOR DETAILS INTRODUCING HUNTER DOUGLAS DESIGN STUDIO. CUSTOM, REDEFINED.ROMAN SHADES, CUSTOM STYLES, FABRICS AND COLORS, EASY TO SELECT, ORDER AND INSTALL *Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any knee or hip surgical procedure, including MAKOplasty. Talk with your doctor about these risks to nd out if MAKOplasty is right for you. Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. ROBOTIC SUR GERY NOW AT THE RANCH MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology eliminates guesswork in hip and knee surgeries8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34202 www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Are you living with knee or hip pain? Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the ONLY hospital in Bradenton and Sarasota to offer MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology for Partial Knee Resurfacing, an innovative new treatment option for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. And For the many people who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip, we also offer MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology for Total Hip Replacement. Using a computer-assisted visualization guide, a robotic arm gently directs the surgeons hand, ensuring precision and quality results. The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch is committed to providing the latest advances in orthopaedic surgery and dedicated to helping our patients return to daily activities with relief from pain. Help reduce your pain and restore your lifestyle with MAKOplasty. For more information please call 941.782.BONE (2663). Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center USF researcher seeks participants in study on caregiver stressBy %  ebbecneenD A Are you a Hyper Vigilant Caregiver? Are you caring for someone who wanders the house at night? Do you live in fear of your spouse or parent being left alone? Is there a possibility of them being injured due to a fall or that they may even set the house on fire due to Alzheimers or a dementia-related disease? Caregivers continually come into my office with an exhausted look, and oftentimes severe depression. How long is the average individual able to function without a good nights sleep? Caring for someone who might wander in the night, become injured, or damage their surroundings due to a disease that they are unable to control can be exhausting and last for years. Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD is researching the effects of this very situation at the USF College of Nursing. Dr. Rowe would like to understand the role of the caregiver and what appropriate interventions might be available to assist them. Stress from being hyper vigilant is common among caregivers. Each time your loved one stirs in the night, you are immediately up for the task, but at what consequence to your own health? With Dr. Rowes Alz Alert system, she is trying to determine if the constant vigilance keeps the sympathetic nervous system on high alert, working even at night. This state would increase the risk for heart disease for the caregiver, because its much like having untreated high blood pressure. If you are in this situation and would like assistance, Dr. Rowe would like to have you participation in her study. Her team from USF would place her monitoring system in your home, and it will alert you each time your loved one gets out of bed. Should they continue on in moving through the house, up to 16 sensors can be placed to also alert you where they might be in the house allowing you to remain in bed in a somewhat restful state. Caregivers seem to have a sense that their loved one is fine to wander for about 15 minutes before getting into any trouble, so the alert system has an option that could be considered a snooze button. The caregiver has the option of setting the time allowed for the snooze and then the system pictured below will give a digital readout of where their loved one is at any given time in the home based on the placement of the sensors. There is nothing for the individual with Alzheimers to wear as the entire system takes care of itself. So far, the study has revealed that participants with the disease have shown an 85 percent reduction in injuries, and caregivers are receiving treatment due to sleep dysfunction. Dr. Rowe will be in Sun City Center on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach, speaking at the 2nd annual Caregiver Symposium sponsored by Sun Debbie Caneen One element in Dr. Meredeth Rowes Alz Alert system.Towers Retirement Community. If you would like to attend the FREE symposium and receive a complimentary lunch, please RSVP no later than Oct. 29 to 813-6343347. You may bring your loved one to receive care during the event to allow you as the caregiver to listen to the speakers. If you are unable to attend the Symposium but would like to participate in the free study with Dr. Rowe which takes place IN YOUR HOME, call Debbie Caneen, Director of Admissions at Sun Towers at 813-892-2990 for more information.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 23 Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services and Kohler presentOur 1st Seminar on Shower and Bath Fixtures Join us for our first seminar with Kohler at the to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Howies Sun City Center Plumbing and presented by Kohler.Products and ideas will be shown to assist customers with possible home upgrades and renovations. Kohler products will be on display. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing will be available to answer any questions you may have. FREE luncheon provided for all registered guests following the seminar. Seminar attendance is required to take advantage of the luncheon. by calling 813-633-8923 or email suncitycenterplumbing@verizon.net Dont miss this one-time event!! HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODA Y!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS The SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, just off 19th Ave. NE, 813-273-3652. Apps for Android Thurs., Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. An exploration of common apps available for Android tablets and SmartPhones. Limit: 20. Viva Florida 500 Book Discussion: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Thurs., Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. Charles Fat Charlie Nancys normal life is turned upside down when he flies to Florida for his fathers funeral only to discover a brother he never knew he had and that his father was the West African trickster god, Anansi. Copies of the book are avail able at the Library. This program is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration, a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Len in 1513. Adult programs, events at SouthShore Regional LibraryDining Etiquette with Tia Young Fri., Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. For adults. Brush up on your dining etiquette skills with Tia Young, Founder and Director of Tampa Etiquette Academy. Miss Young will offer a step-by-step dining tutorial including table manners, utensil placement, silent service codes, electronics and conversations at the table. Adult/Teen Collage Sat., Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Join art instructor Susan Hess and learn the techniques of collage in this two hour class. Collage is a technique where the artwork is made from an as semblage of different forms and materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Internet: Introduction and Google Tues., Oct. 22 at 12:15 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboard ing skills are recommended. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. RootsMagic with Beth Clarke Tues., Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. Join Beth Clarke from the South Bay Genealogical Society as she demonstrates how to use RootsMagic to create a family tree. Learn how this genealogy software can be used for research ing, organizing and sharing family history. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Presented in partnership with South Bay Genealogical Society. Adult/Teen Gouach Painting Tues., Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Cory Wright, for this two-part gouche painting class (second class meets on Tues. Oct. 29, must be able to attend both classes). Students will learn the techniques of using gouche paints and work on a painting during the two classes. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foun dation of Greater Sun City Center. Apps for Kindle Fire Wed., Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. An exploration of common apps available for the Kindle Fire. Limit: 20. Family Center on Deafness Tele phone Distribution Wed., Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecom munications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) ~ FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to quali fied Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. Mah Jongg Club Wed., Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Partici pants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. SouthShore Needle People Wed., Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experi ences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions!

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24 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h OCTOBER 17, 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 8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. ......................................... Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. ....................................... Traditional Service 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel ->}œ}'iU£££x\015\014iiLL\011` /…'`>]\\000*\037U\012>‡™U''œvVVœ} Let us hold fast to the right of private judgment. —William Ellery Channing Area Obituaries -\021\003\(\021\003*HQH\003/RH\)] TJETBT/TT9 1 Tf8 0 0 8 33.19 952.0467 Tm[(J. E. “Gene” Lofley, suffered a stroke on his 89th birthday September 10, 2013 and passed away on September 30, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Hillsborough County, retired member of Boilermakers Local #433 where he served as Business Manager and International Representative, member of Mason Lodge #185 and served in the Merchant Marines. Gene is survived by sister Marie Elena Reynolds (Gene), brother Lou Al Chiaramonte, close friend DaLane Terrell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Boilermakers Union Hall at 9725 U.S. Highway #92 East. Barbara Anne Migliaro Barbara Anne Migliaro, 60 of Gibsonton, Fla. passed away October 4, 2013. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church where she served as an Instructor, Lector and Eucharistic Minister as well as a member of Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer. The funeral Mass was held on October 8, 2013 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, Fla. Burial will be in New Jersey. Erika Nargolwala Erika Nargolwala, resident of Kings Point, wife of Joe Nargolwala, died August 11, 2013. Born December 12, 1930, Erika was an author and teacher. The memorial service for Erika Nargolwala will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the United Community Church (Church of Christ), 1501 La Jolla Avenue in Sun City Center. Steve Toth Steve Toth, 92, of Sun City Center Fla. died October 2, 2013. Steve, son of Elizabeth Boza and Steve Toth Sr., loving husband of Margaret Linnea Sundwick-Toth, and beloved father of Karen Elizabeth Doom-Toth passed away of natural causes. Steve is survived by his wife “Lynn,” daughter Karen Elizabeth, and grandchildren Draven and Kaden. Steve worked as a Civil Engineer for the City of Detroit, Mich. after earning his degree from Wayne State In Memory of Arnulfo (Arnie) Rodriguez Jan. 2, 1947 Oct. 14, 2007 It’s been six years this week since you left us with precious memories. We miss your kind, gentle heart, your caring and loving nature, your smart ideas in business, and your generosity to all your family and friends. You will be forever loved and remembered in our hearts. Your loving wife Elva and family University. Upon retirement in 1986, he moved to Sun City Center, Fla., where he and his wife Lynn lived for 26 years. Steve loved gardening, volleyball, music, and spending time with his family. He was also proud and honored to be the first Dean of the United Community Church College, appointed by Dr. Robert Gingery. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to any nature preservation society would be a wonderful and appreciated way to celebrate his love of the outdoors and preservation of our earth. Steve’s life will be celebrated with a small family service in Jacksonville, Fla. JAY SPARKMAN PHOTO SCC Interfaith Council hears from broadcasting task force At a recent meeting of the Interfaith Council, officers heard from the SCC Broadcasting Task Force. From left are: Elaine Gibbs, Treasurer; Jim Clor, President; Pat Pelton, Vice President; and Dawn Hennen, Secretary. Women’s Bible study group meets at UMC If you are interested in fellowship and an in-depth Bible study, the women of the United Methodist Church of SCC invite you to join their group, which meets each Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. They are from different denominations and levels of Bible knowledge, so any and all are welcome. The snowbirds will be returning and the women would like to remind them that they are still meeting — and have been doing so since 1978. For information, call 813-6339083. Yvonne Ponsor speaks at UU Yvonne Ponsor, Dean Emeritus of Community Church College, will speak to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC on the subject of “How to Write Stories” on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. All are welcome. Christ centered Holy Spirit led Prayer Praise Worship Starting Sunday, October 20, 2013 10 a.m. Noon Sun City Center Inn, 674 & Pebble Beach Dr. Meeting Room

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 25 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 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 Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC Fall Fest at Southside Baptist is SaturdayFrom 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, Southside Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival. Take the family for many games with prizes, a bounce house, race car and fire truck display, clowns, face painting, cake walk, hay ride and more. Get a free family photo and end the evening with a free hot dog, chips and drink.Tampa Oratorio Singers in concert at Prince of PeaceOn Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., Prince of Peace Catholic Church will kick off its 2013-2014 concert series with a concert featur ing the magnificent voices of the Tampa Oratorio Singers. The Tampa Oratorio Singers will perform the Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 (also known as the Hymn of Praise) by Felix Mendelssohn, written in 1840 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing. Its a glorious work, consisting of three purely orchestral movements followed by 11 movements for chorus and/or soloists and orchestra. The concert will last approximately 65-70 minutes, is open to the public and free of charge. A free will offering will be accepted, however. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www. popcc.org or call 813-634-2328. Seated, from left: Rich Humphreys, Ray Ellis and Mary Ware. Standing are Jim Conners, Ken Fanning, Bill Reeves, Sally Millican and Deb Fanning.AV committee is key at Trinity BaptistThe Trinity Baptist Church Sound and Audiovisual Committee coordinates all the sound and audiovisual needs for worship services and other events. This group does a significant amount of work in advance to insure an effective program during the service. For more information on the church, call 813-634-4228.LINDA MASLYK PHOTO The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will host An Evening with Cole Porter, featuring Eileen Valentino and Robert Winslow at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the church sanctuary. Eileen Valentino started her career singing at Disneyland, toured with dancer Juliet Prowse, then left to create her own act, opening for stars in Atlantic City and packing cabarets and theaters in New York City. Relatively new to Sun City Center, she performed recently with the Performing Arts Company at the Rollins Theater in Love on a Bench. The singer will be accompanied by keyboardist Robert Winslow. A donation of $10 is requested at the door on the evening of the conValentino and Winslow present music of Cole Portercert. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodsit Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. Free safety seminar for seniors offered by St. AndrewSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church will present a FREE Safety Seminar for Seniors on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. The presentations will include: Medication Safety Sunrise Pharmacy, Hiral Patel, RPh., Pharmacist Ambulation Safety Gentiva Health Services, Betty Rybczynski, Physical Therapist Driving Safety Tom Winterstein, NY State Trooper Driving Instructor To register, call the church at 813-634-1252; fax 813-642-0352; or visit www.standrewatscc.org by Wednesday, Oct. 23. St. Andrew is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in SCC.Celebrate Chanukah with Beth IsraelThe Beth Israel Congregation will hold its annual Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the synagogues Sisterhood and Mens Club. Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing to the music of the Scott Blum trio. The menu will include a choice of brisket, chicken or a vegetarian plate, with all the fixings, assorted salads, jelly donuts, wine and cold drinks The cost is a $20 donation for members of Beth Israel, the Sisterhood or the Mens Club; $25 for non-members For more information, contact Rochelle Lafer at 813-938-3824 All reservations must be prepaid. Money will not be taken at the door Open Enrollment at UCC CollegeOpen enrollment for classes at the United Community Church College began Sept. 24 and will continue through Thursday, Oct. 24. The fall semester is Oct. 21-Nov. 21.Enjoy chicken dinner at Ruskin UMCOn Saturday, Nov. 2 the Ruskin United Methodist Church Mens Club will hold a chicken dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. The church is located at 105 4th Ave. SW in Ruskin, one block behind the SunTrust Bank. For more information, call 8131241, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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26 OCTOBER 17, 2013 JOBS! JOBS JOBS!Sponsored by The Observer News, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas.change in health care policy since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, The Affordable Care Act requires every U.S. citizen have health insurance. For the millions of uninsured Americans and small business owners the issue is not a debate in the rarified air of Congress, rather a change that will impact their ability to see a doctor, and their wallets, for the rest of their lives. And they have questions. Lots of questions, Van Hoek said. The questions run the gamut from individuals who have questions about the penalties for not signing up for insurance to questions about how to sign up, said Van Hoek, a former paramedic with 30 years of experience who holds a bachelors degree in public health from the University of South Florida. Van Hoek is also hoping to dispel a widespread misunderstanding that theres a difference between the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare. Theres also a common misperception that the Affordable Care Act is an insurance plan, he said. Obamacare is just the nickname for the Affordable Care Act. Its not an insurance plan, rather it is a reform of the insurance industry that established marketplaces that act as one-stop shops where people can go and compare insurance coverage. For those with insurance, the new marketplaces also let customers compare apple to apple coverage to see if better coverage is available. The sites also have information on how to qualify for Medicare, Medicaid as well as applying for federal advanced premium tax credits and other federal subsidies that may be available to cover co-payments and deductibles. Van Hoek is one of six navigators employed by Suncoast Community Health Centers. Inc., the operator of the Ruskin Clinic and several other medical and dental clinics in east and south Hillsborough County. The group was recently awarded a one-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to conduct both public and private outreach. With problems reported on some Affordable Care Act websites, Van Hoek believes the public meetings have even greater value. There have been some glitches with the websites but it is improving every day. However, when we sit down with people we can also assist them with navigating the sites, filling out the paperwork and helping them with the phone calls. While the debate to reform the Affordable Care Act goes on in Congress, Van Hoeks presentations are politics free. These presentations are not political in nature; neither are we selling anything, emphasized Van Hoek. We are not there to debate the politics of it. We are simply there to explain the Affordable Care Act and the Marketplaces, and to provide individuals and small businesses free assistance from trained and certified application counselors and navigators. Van Hoek is also meeting with small business owners who might have questions about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace. We already have presentations in the works for several local businesses and are reaching out to others through local Chambers. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, visit https:// www.healthcare.gov/. Email Van Hoek at mvanhoek@suncoastchc.org to schedule a presentation.Affordable Care Act: Q&AQ: What is the Health Insurance Marketplace? A: The Marketplace is a new way to find health insurance coverage that fits your budget needs. With one application you can see all your options and enroll. Q: How do I get an exemption for not having coverage? A: Starting in 2014, most people must have coverage or pay a fee although there are exemptions in some cases. If you can afford coverage and dont get it you will not only pay a penalty but also pay for coverage. Q: What if I have a preexisting condition? A: Starting in 2014, most health insurance companies cant refuse to cover you or change your coverage because you have a preexisting condition. Q: What if I am retired but not eligible for Medicare? A: If you are retired without insurance, you may use the Health Insurance Marketplace to buy insurance. If you dont get coverage you may have to pay a fee. Q: What if I am unemployed? A: The unemployed may qualify for Medicaid, the Childrens Health Insurance Program or lower costs on the Marketplace Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Michael Van Hoek is shown during a presentation to the South Shore Democratic Club on Oct. 10.Affordable Care Act explained at Ruskin Branch LibraryX The Health Insurance Marketplace website, www.healthcare.gov, has information for individuals and small businesses on signing up for the Affordable Care Act.insurance, based on your income. Q: What if I am a part-time worker? A: Part-time workers without job-based coverage can buy health insurance in the Marketplace and get lower costs based on their income. Q: What if my employer offers health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace? A: If your employer enrolls in the SHOP program, you will be able to enroll online. Q: Can I keep my own doctor? A: Depending on the plan you choose in the Marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, visit https:// www.healthcare.gov/.

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october ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 rerse rerse Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 est te ses Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. LostounFound: Tiny female Chihuahua near Riverside golf course, south of Ruskin. Call to identify 989-640-0462 ets Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver Tort & Ti s 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Overstocked Dog Food TOP Brands 50% off Canadae Wellness California Natural Natures Variety Prairie Merrick Grain Free Eagle Holistic Select and more!All Brands 30-lb. Bags $20941-321-2305 GreY reGarage sale. Oct. 19, 8am-3pm. 8417 SR 674, Wimauma. Big screen TV, mens tools & much more. Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Redecoration sale. Thursday & Friday, Oct. 17 & 18th. 9am-? 1024 Augusta Dr., SCC. Refrigerator & more. Too much to list. Moving sale. Oct. 18 & 19, 8am-2pm. Bedroom set, living room, dining room, furniture, lots of items. Multi family sale. 1530 Allegheny Dr., SCC. Yard sale. South end of Chipaway Dr., Apollo Beach. Saturday, 8am-noon. No early birds. Books, tools, boat stuff, household items, clothes, misc. Something for everyone Garage sale.2009 Prestancia Lane, SCC. 8:30am-? Furniture, pictures, custom drapes, curtains, lamps, throw pillows & many more household items. Saturday. Garage & estate sale. Friday 8am-4pm. Saturday 8am-? Furniture, cookware, tables, books, etc. 908 Sun Key Court, SCC. Del Webb east, 1st block past Publix. SCC neighborhood garage sale. Saturday, 10/19, 8am-1pm. 2105 2213 New Bedford, Opal & Periodot. Multi family yard sale. Tools, furniture, clothing, household items. Saturday, Oct. 19, 8am-2pm. 302 11th St. SW, Ruskin.Moving Sale Furniture, clothes with price tags, tools, small appliances, household misc. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. 1320 Emerald Dunes. SCC Yard sale. Gibsonton. Several families. Large selection of this & that. Thursday & Friday. 8am-3pm. 7226 Anna Ave,. 33534 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Oct. 16, 18, 1950% off all womens tops Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Afghans, antiques, kittens, paintings, porch glider, lamps, tables, loveseat sofa, etc. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-? 2513 McArthur Rd., (2nd street left behind Sun City Christian Center) US 301 south. 813-633-1222 Community Wide Yard Sale Sat, Oct 19 Sundance Community Park and multi family sales from 8am-1pm. Trucks, tables, trailers full of goodies. Look for us next to Sundance Fire Station at 601 Lightfoot Road, west of the Little Manatee River State Park off of US 301. A Sun City Center garage sale. Over 20 households. Saturday, Oct. 19, 8am1pm. Follow South Pebble Beach. Come see us. Huge yard sake, Saturday, 10/19, 8am2pm. 3711 Nazimova Ave., Rt 41 to Universal, Ruskin. Follow signs. See Craigslist on Friday Multiple home garage sales. Saturday, 8am-? Clothes, including short leg extra large jeans, tools, furniture, jewelry, many more items. Starting at 725 Bel Air Ave., SCC.st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800G. Oct. 18 & 19, 1921 East View Dr., SCC. Others may use our slogan, but we are the real deal. Dont miss this one. Brand name clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry, furniture, household much more. 8am-1pm.. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8am-4pm. 304 Barstow Ct., SCC. St Andrews Estates. Full house & garage items. Too much to list. House is sold all must go. Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Cell: 382-7536 Say you saw it in the Observer News210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Beautiful Quality Furniture, Matching Stratolounger Recliner, Reclining Sofa and Reclining Loveseat, Screen Divider, Lamp Tables, Large Screen GE HDTV, Large Decorative Paintings, Nice Glass-Top Rattan Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Decorative Cabinets, Rattan Bar Stools, Beautiful Floral Sleeper Sofa, Rattan Coffee, End, and Sofa Tables, King Bed, Pretty Bassett White Wicker/Rattan Matching Desk w/Chair, Dressers, Night Stands, and Mirrors, (2) Twin Beds, Stanley Dresser w/Mirror, Computer Desk, Beautiful Patio Furniture, Lazy Susan Patio Table w/Chairs, Roll-Top Desk, Frigidaire Refrigerator, Household & Garage Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!205 Sola Lane (Off El Rancho Dr.) SCC FRIDAY & SATURDAY October 18th & 19th7 a.m. NOO N Annes Estate Sales 326 Northway Driveoff Del Webb East, SCCFriday & Saturday 7 am Noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: White wicker twin bdrm suite, server, dinette table w/chairs, dropleaf table, twin beds, bdrm chest, microwave carts, stereo cabinet w/ stereo, rocking chair, computer desk, patio furniture, card table w/chairs, ice cream table w/chairs, occasional tables & chairs. Medical Equipment: Wheelchair, walker, ramp & handicap equipment. Collectables: Large doll collection, ships steering wheel, globe w/stand, jewelry. Misc.: Yard sculpture, file cabinets, garage cabinets & shelving. extension & step ladders, workbench, snack tables, area rugs; Household & Kitchen.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterOct. 18 & 197:30 a.m. 1 p.m.1919 East View Dr.Do not park on side of street with cones. Thank you. Western golf cart, Pride Jazzy Select Elite wheelchair, walker, shower chairs. Long maple hutch, Henredon server, dining table w/4 chairs, sofa table w/ iron glass top, coee and end tables, sm. seafoam green swivel chairs, sofa and loveseat, sleep sofa, recliners, desk, oce chairs, King & ueen suites. Low curio, Henry Link wicker coee and end tables, white and oak kitchen table w/4 chairs, patio furniture, pictures, lamps, linens, china, cat supplies and vacuum cleaners. Card tables, bookcases.508-0307 or 633-1173 Asian black lacquer furniture, green Fu dog lamps, Marsheld sofa and loveseat, Lane coee, sofa and end tables, tea / beverage glass cart, wine rack, La-Z-Boy rocker/recliner, 7 piece patio set, twin bedroom suites, swivel bar stools, lamps, raan tables, kitchenware, games and much more.... P www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1501 Cloister Drive Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Oct. 18-197 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 601-0983Now accepting major credit cards The Price is Right!

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 PROF. SERVICES650 housesorse ut chcre FurntureBeautiful queen size sofa bed $250. Wood coffee & end tables $125 set. Small wood table $50. Like new. 813907-1566 A nces18 cu ft Frigidaire refrigerator, top freezer, works very good, clean $150 obo. 813-634-7277 SCCortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 ots 2003, 14ft Lowe aluminum boat, 25hp Yamaha 4 stroke motor. Trolling motor, sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Auto obesFor sale by owner. 2000 BMW Z-3, very good condition. Cool air, auto & manual transmission $8,900 obo. 813319-4557 ter rontForeWaterfront BBeauty $190,000. Sun City Center. Awesome views, Light and bright 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, courtyard entrance, eat in Kitchen, great room, volume ceilings, porch with screens, large patio, dock, ance; Potential to be one of Sun City Centers most beautiful homes. Sharon Van Loan, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South Shore, 813-765-0845 .L Beautiful lake front. Isabella Villa, 2br/2ba/2cg, many upgrades. Must see. $189.500. Keller Williams, 813727-5229. M/S #T2572472 ousesForeI Reduce $74,000, Ruskin, Move-in, very clean, staged 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Country feeling but close to Ruskin and Sun City Center, Updated eat-Inkitchen with built in range, large utility room and large storage room, carport, system and beautiful trees. So much for so little. Sharon Van Loan, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South Shore, 813-765-0845. www.rlt4u.com rlt4u@ kw.com Bob T hompson 8 13-260-0036Enjoy your morning coffee from your Florida Room as you view the golfers on the first green. This 3BR 2.5BA immaculate home with vaulted ceilings has an inviting, open airy feel that you will love.$224,900 oercesALL College Ave., Ruskin, $150,000, 2 acres, Dual Zoning, Commercial and Residential, all utilities close by; previously turned down $490,000 offer, unlimited possibilities: adult living, multi unit complex, retail store, or just hold for future growth. Seller now says, Lets sell it. Sharon Van Loan, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South Shore, 813-765-0845 Monots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 MnP rsOne bedroom, one bath, furnished. 55+ park on the river in Ruskin. $6,500 obo, or rent to own. 813-867-9139 Ruskin. 3br/1ba DW in 55+ park. New 2636 or 813-230-0846 Nice newer, 1,232 sf, furnished DW in gated senior park. Good maintenance $420 monthly lot rent. $41,500. 813642-8459 ousesorrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-3258483 Thinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 A tsorent rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Very clean 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch. $725 monthly plus deposit. Includes water & mowing. No pets. 813-645-1801 onosorentBeautiful 55+ Kings Point near south clubhouse. 2br/2ba/1.5cg, includes yard, water, trash, sewer, cable, pools. Full activities. No smokers. Furnished/ unfurnished. Yearly rental $1,150 monthly. 6 months. $1,800 monthly. Call 517-262-3720 Ment sFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6011542 or 813850-7886FM A RV for rent. 1 bedroom on private property. $125 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. 813-363-6001 rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 usnessInvestor wanted. Moving company looking to expand. Secured by home equity. Call Dave 813-447-6123 outer Troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. Wireless home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-506-7748 retneA $50 Special, 2 step deep cleaning. We also do: furniture, tile & grout, area rugs, scotch guard & deodorizers. Free Estimate 813-401-2433 uneov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enng Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. F MoversAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813447-6123. Ask about free boxesM No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com SERVICES700 Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading. You can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net NOW RENTING!RIVERWOOD APARTMENTS1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Rental rates beginning at $540 + UtilitiesFor rental information, call (813) 645-7320(TDD 800-955-8771)709 Oceanside Circle, Ruskin Mon-Fri 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & EmployerAvailable for immediate occupancy! Thanks for reading the Observer News 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 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR HOME & BUSINESS on over acre. Freshly painted 2 BR+Den/1BA, inside utility and attached carport. Detached 14x28 storage building with electric. Property faces 3 roads in downtown Riverview, a block from US 301. PD Zoning allows Professional Services (Tax Preparers, Accountants, Attorneys) $140,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FANTASTIC LOT OVERLOOKING INLET, RIGHT IN TOWN! Over acre, with very old house (maybe a teardown?...) and large shed in back. Perfect location for home with great view of water. Boat ramp is across the street! If you need elbow room, adjacent lot is available as well. $35,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SPACIOUS DOUBLE LOT WTH 2BR/2BA + DEN MOBILE HOME: Enclosed $59,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PRIME LOCATION! 11 acre parcel that is surrounded by development of all and I-75. 1985 Mobile home on property is incidental to value. Beautiful property with lots of trees! $650,000 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 GREAT PRICE on any of (4) 3BR/2BA with an attached 2-car garage and plan and an attached 2-car garage. There are four homes available! $119,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 Beautiful wooded Lot, $40,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT LOT! Peaceful & quiet country atmosphere & perfect location $29,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERVIEW WITHOUT HIGH TAXES. This duplex lot is across the street from $32,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FABULOUS HOME IN SUN CITY CENTER!! $159,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 NEW LISTING!! BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC WITH VIEW OF POND. kitchen with granite and stainless appliances. Master suite has garden tub, dual sinks, and separate shower. JUST $152,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com BEST VALUE IN LA PALOMA! On the golf course, 4/3/3 with pool, low HOA and no CDD $343,000 NEW PRICE $234,000! WATERFRONT built in 2007, dock, no bridges to the bay, low insurances PRICE REDUCED!! Awesome home in CYPRESS CREEK VILLAGE 3/2/2. No CDD, low HOA $176,200 NEW ON THE MARKET 3/2/2 with pool on over acre beautiful home! $189,900 GREAT RIVERFRONT GET-AWAY! 90 feet on water, large dock with 2 boat lifts! Secluded 3BR/2BA furnished older M/H, newer roof, large enclosed addition/family room, CHA, 2 car carport. Large shed for shing gear and utility shed +washer & dryer. $139,000. COMMERCIAL BUILDING A BLOCK FROM US 41 APOLLO BEACH! acre lot, 3 entrances from front and back, 3 BA, fenced area, ample parking. Zoned CG, can accommodate large business or 3 separate businesses (Medical Practice, Day Spa, Pet Grooming ?) Newer CHA and roof, new drywall. Fresh paint. $299,000. SUN CITY CENTER: 2BR/2.5BA House + utility room with washer & dryer, enclosed lanai, laminate oors in Liv-Rm, tiles in kitchen & BA, large windows facing former golf course and pond. $99,000. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 UNDER CONTRACT On Middle Lake1527 W. Del Webb 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Lovely private yard with dock Hard to beat at $175,000 Tom & Bev Zuidema, Realtors,Keller Williams South Shore Sun City Center813-846-8015

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32 OCTOBER 17, 2013 SeriesSeriesSeries Series cl ubh ouse PRODUCTION JAN. 7, 2014 The Van-DellsThe Van-Dells are The Nations #1 Rock & Roll Review. They have been entertaining audiences of all ages with their unique blend of comedy, costume changes, choreography and tight harmonies for close to four decades. When The Van-Dells hit the stage, it is nonstop action from start to finish.FEB. 18, 2014Red Head ExpressRedhead Express is a four sister act originally from Alaska, and now hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. The girls have spent the past five years touring with their family band across the country. Now they are poised for success in the country music industry as they prepare for the studio to cut their first album.Bright House is sponsoring a Sundae Bar for ticket holders!FEB. 26, 2014The Flamingosfeaturing Terry Johnson The Flamigos are known as the Ambassadors for Romance and are better than ever. Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Terry Johnson, The Flamingos perform their greatest hits including I Only Have Eyes For You. In concert, they expand their repertoire to include classic songs from the American Songbook. Its the kind of show that seems to hit all age groups with pure entertainment.MAR. 6, 2014Jay and The AmericansIn 2002, Jay and the Americans were selected into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Their first hit record was Tonight (from the Broadway Musical West Side Story), but their breakout hit song was She Cried. Next chart hit was Only In America, followed by top ten hits Come A Little Bit Closer and later This Magic Moment.JAN. 15, 2014 Shadows of the 60sShadows Of The 60s perform The Four Tops hits that span three decades, the 1960s to the 1980s. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. The Four Tops were considered by many the best male vocal group and lead singer ever produced by Motown. Join us, as we take this very special walk with you down memory lane.JAN. 22, 2014Nowhere BandCovering the full spectrum of The Beatles long and varied career, The Nowhere Band creates an unparalleled reproduction, entirely live (no pre-recorded material), of 60s Beatles performances blending period costumes, authentic instruments and an abundantly talented quartet to create an experience any true Beatles fan simply cant afford to miss.FEB. 6, 2014Re-CreationRe-Creation is a non-profit organization whose main service is to Americas Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and State Veterans Homes. The voices, dancing, costumes and presentation are top-notch! A true professional stage show with all the trimmings! Our audience was on its feet several times! Re-Creation offers something other groups simply cant a personal touch.MAR. 12, 2014Lets Hang OnThe nations premier Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute SHOW is a full blown stage production complete with that Four Seasons sound, crisp choreography, and a live band. What you get is a high-energy, great sounding production, sure to entertain every audience!DEC. 9, 2013 Wood Herman OrchestraCritics universally agree that The Woody Herman Orchestra lives up to the legend of the Herman name that has been synonymous for energy and swing for more than half a century. The Orchestra remains a soloist-oriented jazz ensemble which is not content to relive the glories of the past. Instead, the influence of Woody Herman encourages the young jazz musicians to express themselves using the bands original unique style as the basis for that expression.JAN. 26, 2014The Gary Puckett ShowGary Puckett has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. In 1974, Young Girl was reissued in England where it received a silver record award for attaining a top five position on the pop charts, several years after its initial release. Other hits include This Girl is a Women Now, Lady Willpower and Women, Women.MAR. 3, 2014Milt Abel (opening for George Casey) Milts style of stand-up comedy is clean, clever, and funny. With material focusing on everyday experiences about his wife and kids, travels, and how we relate to the world around us; audiences always come away feeling good about how they chose to laugh.George CaseyFor over 30 years, George has been entertaining audiences all over the US with his self-deprecating humor and clean jokes and stories. He has performed at Caesars Palace, The Sahara, and is a regular act at The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.MAR. 25, 2014Tommy Mara and The CrestsTommy Mara has a very loyal group of fans. People are drawn to his passion for the music he sings. He has a reputation for being a powerful singer and for having an incredible stage presence. And truly, his voice is a force to be reckoned with. His dedication to his craft has earned him the respect of so many in the business. Tommy has been referred to as the Pavarotti of Doo Wop, and is now known as The Meatloaf of Doo Wop.Palm Garden of SCC is sponsoring a special treat with ticket purchase!Palm Garden of SCC is sponsoring a special treat with ticket purchase! Bright House is sponsoring a Wine & Cheese event for ticket holders! Bright House is sponsoring a Wine & Cheese event for ticket holders!Bright House is sponsoring a Wine & Cheese event for ticket holders! EXPLORE 4 ROOMS! Largest Garage Sale, EVER!RESIDENTS ONLY 4 to 6 p.m.Fri., Oct. 25 Sat., Oct. 26KP & SCC RESIDENTS 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SHOP Follies 2013presents Best show of the year!Thurs., Nov. 77:00 p.m.Fri., Nov. 81:30 & 7:00 p.m. B.Y.O.B. & SnacksTickets: $13 + tax at the KPCH Box Office at the KPCH Borini TheatreDirected by: Rose Ostrander



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1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office)813-633-7116www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Fall Into Savings with Sale also includes Special Buys on LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 27-30 www.ObserverNews.netOctober 17, 2013 Volume 57 Number 39THE OBSERVER NEWSPAGE 5: Wimauma welcomes Redhawk Ranch. PAGE 2: Child advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon passes. PAGE 18: Area outdoor markets are opening for business.PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Money-saving coupons INSIDE!See page 8. Remember to SHOP LOCALLYWithout a word, Amazon making huge waves in South HillsboroughThe worlds largest Internet retailer, Amazon.com, is making huge waves in Ruskin and throughout the Tampa Bay area without saying a word. According to Hillsborough County records, a company named RELP Tampa, LLC, a Delaware corporation with the same mailing address as USAA Real Estate Company, purchased 80 acres of mixed use, commercial property in Ruskin from South Shore Corporate Park, LLC, a company affiliated with property developer Ryan Cos. U.S., Inc. of Minneapolis late last week for $14.6 million. The property is located near I-75 in the vicinity of 30th Street NE between State Road 674 and 19th Avenue NE. The Hillsborough Community College Ruskin campus is also located in the immediate area. The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported last month that USAA Real Estate Company has developed seven Amazon distribution centers around the country over the past two years. Amazon has not confirmed or denied the 80-acre purchase in Ruskin is related to a proposed distribution center, which the company refers to as fulfillment centers. The company has not issued a public statement on the matter since earlier this summer after coming to an agreement with Governor Rick Scott to invest $300 million and bring at least 3,000 jobs to the state starting in 2014. Requests for comment by The Observer News went largely unanswered with one Amazon media representative replying that a request for comments was passed along to the right team within the company. The fulfillment center is expected to be in excess of one million square feet and employ 1,000 people. Also earlier this summer, the Hillsborough County Board of By %  MITCH TrTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTORELP Tampa, Inc. a company with the same mailing address as a company located in Texas that has developed seven distribution centers for Amazon, has purchased 80 acres from South Shore Corporate Park, LLC for $14.6 millionTThe worlds largest IInternet retailer is expected to create 1,000 jobs in a new fulfillment center slated for Ruskin. CContinued on page 13X Questions about the Affordable Care Act?Head to Ruskin presentationsBy %  KEVIN BrRADY kevin@observernews.netConfused about the Affordable Care Act? Michael Van Hoek is your man. Van Hoek, and thousands like him, are fanning out across the country this month to explain the new healthcare regulations. We had more than 50 people turn out last week for a presentation at the SouthShore Regional Library, Van Hoek said. We want to let everyone know that information and help is available out there for free. The presentations are set for 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 and 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Ruskin Branch Library, 26 Dickman Drive SE. More than 20,000 Hillsborough County residents dont have health insurance, according to Van Hoek, with 11,000 of those living west of U.S. Hwy 41. Some 3.5 million Floridians live without coverage, the second highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Almost lost in the furor over the shutdown of the federal government and debt limits, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it has become known, went live Oct. 1. The biggest CContinued on page 26X Discover Camp Bayou Oct. 26MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOCamp Bayou, at the end of 24th Street SE in Ruskin, will be holding an open house on Saturday, October 26. Trick or Treat Street happens this SaturdayBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Back in 1988, the organizers of the original Trick or Treat Street were attempting to create a safe place for children of all ages to have fun while participating in the Halloween tradition of trick or treating. They could not possibly have envisioned how successful their idea would become. CContinued on page 15X By%  MITCH TrTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netCamp Bayou, a Hillsborough County park located in Ruskin, is holding an open house on Saturday, October 26, to showcase the parks many incredible resources. Our upcoming Open House gives folks a chance to enjoy this great fall weather in the outdoors while learning a little about all the wonders of nature all around us, said Dolly Cummings of Camp Bayou. In addition, weve coordinated with some great October themes to provide additional activities including Florida history, gender equity in the sciences and of course Halloween. It will be a fun morning sharing nature in our community. The theme for the event is Fearlessly Facing the Forest showcasing a variety of forest inhabitants as well as highlighting the wildlife that can be found in your own backyard. The open house includes the following events: The Creature Scavenger Hunt will take guests on a wildlife safari through the trails and exhibits at Camp Bayou. Those who complete the Hunt will receive a small prize. The Viva Florida 500 (Florida history) activity asks visitors to think about what they would have on their 160 homestead acres, or make a craft using a tree cookie as a memento in your life history. Native Camp tours will be ongoing throughout the morning. Ada Day celebrates female scientists. Visitors will learn about a few women who have careers in the natural sciences, then make a mask or hat of a related animal CContinued on page 21X

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 3 WITH DR. ROBERT EDELMANJoin us for our next educational seminar at: Manatee Eye Clinic 1515 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist & Cataract SurgeonBe Our Guest at ourFREE SeminarNo hidden charges: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination, or treatment. and dedicated person can make a difference, said Hanna, who has served on the board at A Kids Place since it was founded. Her determination has been a huge factor in creating and sustaining Joshua House, A Kids Charity of Tampa Bay and A Kids Place. It was her vision and a result of conversations she had with folks in the foster care system about what was needed (that led to their creation). She then called on friends and acquaintances for all kinds of support. It was hard to say no to Dottie. It always came down to one simple rule with Dottie: Do the right thing, and do it in the best interest of our children. A simple rule does not always mean its easy to execute and yet Dottie could move mountains, said DeDe Grundel, executive director of the Friends of Joshua House Foundation. She could push through almost any barrier to achieve her goal. Berger MacKinnon was inducted into the Hillsborough County Dottie Berger MacKinnon passesX Womens Hall of Fame earlier this year. She served as a Hillsborough County commissioner from 19941998 and also sat on the board of Tampa General Hospital. Berger MacKinnon overcame breast cancer in the 1990s only to be diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2010. She was given three months to live at the time. I always considered her a friend and a great servant and have tried to hold myself to the level of service that would meet her expectations, said County Commissioner Al Higginbotham whose district includes Brandon and much of South County. She definitely had a great impact on the community both on and off the commission, said Higginbotham who said he was sure the current commission would mark her passing. Joe Troy, a member of the board at A Kids Place, said MacKinnon will be smiling today. While one can never really prepare properly for the passing of someone as iconic as Dottie, our board made a promise to her that one day when she looks down on us from heaven, she would be beaming proudly that her legacy and vision to help Gods children through A Kids Place was solidly intact. Dottie Berger MacKinnon, founder of A Kids Place in Brandon, Joshua House and A Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, and former Hillsborough County Commissioner, died at her home Sunday morning, Oct. 13. She was 71 years old. 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 The 16th Annual Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State Park is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A donation of $25 to enter the Mystery Map event includes a chance to win some great prizes donated by local businesses. The entry fee also includes a spaghetti dinner with drink and dessert. Extra dinners are available for $6 each. The Mystery Map Event is fun for horse riders, canoe and kayak paddlers, and hikers of all ages. Each participant is given a map of a trail to follow. For paddlers, the trail is on the Little Manatee River. Along the trail there will be themed activities to complete. This years theme is A Halloween Adventure. A mystery person has been timed on the trail and the person who completes the trail in the time closest to the mystery person is the winner. A free costume contest takes place at 1:30 for children, adults, and horse and riders. (Only the Mystery Map participants will pay the $25 fee.) The winner will recieve a $50 gift certifitcate from ACE Hardware of Riverview for each division. Everyone is welcome to enjoy free music, booths, and participate in a silent auction. Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State ParkAll proceeds from these events benefit projects in the park. Sponsored by The Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park; Saddle Up Tack, Lithia; Ace Hardware, Riverview; Canoe Outpost Little Manatee River; and Florida State Parks. So decorate em up and have some fun! For more information visit www. FriendsOfTheLittleManatee or call 813-677-9291 for information on hiking or riding. Call the Canoe Outpost at 813-634-2228 for paddling information. Proof of negative coggins required. Please R.S.V.P to reserve your spot by calling 813-634-8716 or e-mail us at jneveridge@gmail. com. Please include your name, e-mail address, and the number of participants so that we may be sure to have enough food for everyone. Canoe Outpost will provide free shuttle service for participants using their own canoes or kayaks and discounted rentals for this event. Only one participant fee is required per boat. Need a horse? Call Wolfes Born To Ride at 941812-1980 to arrange a rental. For special needs or for Park information, call the office at 813671-5005. Located south of S.R. 674 on U.S. 301, pass the main entrance on Lightfoot Road and follow the signs.South County holds public premiereDescribed as a community driven documentary South County, a film by Shawn Cheatham, a University of South Florida professor, had its public premiere at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin on Friday. After the viewing, Cheatham answered questions from the audience. According to the films entry on IMDB.com, South County is an experimental documentary project that focuses on the heterogeneity of the people who live and work in South Hillsborough County, Florida. A very diverse cross section of people connected to this complex landscape reveal personal narratives that help to examine the rich social, political and cultural past and present of a unique place in the Sunshine State. The documentary is available in high definition on the web at http://vimeo.com/73683919MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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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 There are those who believe that the brain is much like a muscle; if it does not get used, it starts to atrophy and loses the ability to react when called on to do a task. There is little doubt that many of us run our life on auto-pilot and continue to do things in old and comfortable ways that require little new thinking. In other words, we are creatures of habit. If those habits include doing things to keep the mind active, then the habit is a good one. But if you are simply living yesterday over and over, then here are some ways to expand your thinking process and keep your mind active. 1. Sit down and listen to a child. Yes, I said, Listen. Most of us talk to children but few of us listen to their replies. Ask the child a question such as, How high is up? or Where does the sun go at night? Then listen carefully to their reply. Now try and see the answer from the childs perspective. You might be surprised at the creative answers you will get. To the question about the sun, one child told me, God has an energy conservation program. At night while people are sleeping, they dont need all the light so God turns the sun down and leaves on a night light called the moon. Not bad thinking for a five-year-old. I wonder who it was that first thought of night lights?By William Hodges 2. Try some different routes for your travels. Many of us get set in our travel patterns and do not try to find different routes until something forces us to deviate from our normal paths. That fact was reinforced for me many years ago while I was in Indianapolis conducting some presentation and briefing skill seminars. I found that I had fallen victim to the Ive always gone that way syndrome. For 15 years, I had been traveling from my hotel to the customers facility by the same route. This time, because of construction, the road was blocked and I had to find a new way to go. To my surprise, I found that the new route took 10 minutes off my travel time. I found the new way by asking the desk clerk something I could have done a lot earlier if I had been open to new ideas. 3. Make a list of the things you do everyday. After a week of keeping records, review the list. How could you make changes that would either allow you to be more efficient, have more fun, or eliminate unnecessary tasks from your life? It is amazing how many things we continue to do long after the reason for doing them is gone. As an example, when we had a dog, I would wrap chicken bones in foil and take them immediately outside to the garbage rather than putting them in the kitchen waste basket. I didnt want the dog to get them and do him harm. We had the dog for 17 years and for many years after his death, I still wrapped the bones and took them outside. What are you doing that does not need to be done? 4. Take every opportunity to exercise your mind. There are many good ways to help keep your mind active puzzles, reading, etc. I have several friends who always have a jigsaw puzzle in some state of completion in a convenient place to work. The nice thing about a puzzle is that it can become a family project and can be worked on at odd hours. As to crossword puzzles, they are great when you want to exercise your mind and also fill some time. Physical exercise is important to our well-being, but you must also exercise the brain to get the job done.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 : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: Wake up your brain Libraries feature local foster children in need of adoptionThe Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay is currently on display for the month of October at 12 of the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative libraries. The exhibit features photos and videos of children and teens waiting for adoption in Hillsborough County. Information on how to become a forever family for foster children will also be available. According to the Childrens Board, an average of 225 children and teens are awaiting adoption in Hillsborough County. The Heart Gallery exhibits are intended to raise awareness of these waiting foster children, engage the community in their welfare and secure permanent, loving adoptive families. The Heart Gallery exhibit is offered at the libraries in partnership with the Childrens Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay. Locally, you can see the Heart Gallery exhibit at: brary, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. Vonderburg Dr. For more information about your library, call 813-273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

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To enter, visit the companys website at spauldingdecon.com or hoardercleaners. com and follow the online instructions. Contestants, who must be age 18 or older, can also enter by mail at 3614 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605. Include name, age, describe living conditions, enclose photos and explain why he/she should get a free cleaning. The contest runs through Saturday, Nov. 30. Contestants must be willing to have the media film and take photos for local news coverage.Dear Savvy Senior, My 67-year-old mothers house has become a cluttered mess. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that its becoming a hazard. I think she has a hoarding problem. What can I do? Worried Daughter Dear Worried, Compulsive cluttering is a problem that effects up to five percent of Americans many of whom are seniors with problems ranging anywhere from mild messiness to hoarding so severe it may be related to a mental health disorder like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Heres what you should know, along with some tips and resources that can help your mom. Why People Hoard The reasons most people hoard are because they have an extreme sentimental attachment to their possessions, or they believe they might need their items at a later date. Hoarding also may be a sign that an older person is depressed, or showing early symptoms of dementia. Common problems for seniors who live in excessive clutter are tripping, falling and breaking a bone; overlooking bills and missing medications that are hidden in the clutter; and suffering from the environmental effects of mold, mildew and dust, and even living among insects and rodents. What To Do To get a handle on your moms problem, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization offers a free Clutter Hoarding Scale that you can download off their website at challengingdisorganization.org. If you find that your mom has only a mild cluttering problem, there are a number of things you can do to help. Start by having a talk with her, respectfully expressing your concern for her health and safety, and offering your assistance to help her declutter. If she takes you up on it, most professional organizers recommend decluttering in small steps. Take one room at a time or even a portion of a room at a time. This will help prevent your mom from getting overwhelmed. Before you start, designate three piles or boxes for your moms stuff one pile is for items she wants to keep-and-put-away, another is the donate pile and the last is the throwaway pile. You and your mom will need to determine which pile her things belong in as you work. If your mom struggles with sentimental items that she doesnt use, like her husbands old tools or mothers china for example, suggest she keep only one item for memory sake and donate the rest to family members who will use them. You will also need to help her set up a system for organizing the kept items and new possessions. Find Help If you need some help with the decluttering and organizing, consider hiring a professional organizer who can come to your moms home to help you prioritize, organize and remove the clutter. The nonprofit group National Association of Professional Organizers has a directory on the website at napo.net to help you locate an expert in your area. If she has a bigger, more serious hoarding problem (if her daily functioning is impaired, or if she is having financial difficulties, health problems, or other issues because of her hoarding) youll need to seek professional help. Antidepressants and/or talk therapy can help address control issues, anxiety, depression, and other feelings that may underline hoarding tendencies, and make it easier for her to confront her disorder. To learn more and find professional help see the OCD Foundation (ocfoundation.org/ hoarding) which provides a hoarding center on their website that offers information, resources, treatments, self-help groups, and more. Also see hoardingcleanup. com, a site that has a national database of qualified resources including cleaning companies and therapists that can help. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Help For Seniors Who Are Drowning In Clutter THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 Meet Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific KidsGibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids were recognized for showing their peers how to be thoughtful. They are: Marley Jordan, Shelly Franks, Emerson Maine, Dwight Luman, Samuel Castillo, Jeremy Norris, Chase Snyder, Maria Duarte, Trent Newton, Jennifer Lopez, Jazmin Limon, Griffin Pelletier, Wendy Thurston, Anthony Velis-Hernandez, Tyler Ammons, Fernando Ocampo, Linda Hedrick, Janelle Martinez, Brady Steffen, Jayson Cobb, Jaelyn Sandoval, Alanah Mcdwell, Trinity Boyd, Haileigh Watson, William Mcintyre, Emy Cantu, Malykai Riffas Johnson, Shyanne Knox, Yasmin Ortiz, Hailey Ammons, Damiyan Garcia, Ashanni King and Amie Woodham. Ruskin Elementarys Terrific Kids for September 2013The Terrific Kids this month at Ruskin Elementary School were recognized for the character trait of commitment. Present for the award ceremony were: Isaac Garcia, Nephtalie Saintidor, Alexander Soto, DNilson Cerecero, Daniel Bernal Acosta, Symon Butler, Adrian Rocha, Emily Alvarado, Kevin Singh, Sofia Mier, Bryan Cesario-Quezada, Sherley Hernandez DeJesus, Jeffrey Grover, Elizabeth Guerrero, Johanna Salinas-Castellanos, John DeLeonTorres,Selah Rocha, John Cardoza, Marisol Cesario Quezada, Brisieda Mejia-Mejia, Analyce Rivera, Erasmo Quirino, Jr., Eddie Abonce, Lonna Mckeller, Emma Miley, Mollie Duholke, Ruby Flores-Cortes, Melany Garcia, Anthony Vasquez, Gavin Singh, Kimberly PerezGalicia, Alvaro Claudio, Eriana Cardoza, Emma Nieves, Sheili Martinez-Ramos, Lisa Martinez, Saydey Coronado, Fiona Dong, Alayna Jones, Esmeralda Renteria, Jonathan Montoya, Diana Rojo, Antonio Martinez, Brianna Conklin, Dylan Simon, Juan Avonce, Melanie Chavez, Ashley Ortiz, D.J. Hernandez, Karla Basave, Victoria Perez, Lisa Tran, Jonathan Arellano, Sean Tupper, Ximena Alvarez, Ivy Ramirez, Lisbeth Ramirez and Edith Ferral. Also pictured are Sun City Center Kiwanis members Donna and Tom Braden, Charlene Wirick and Principal Lisa Amos. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and Playstation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Oct. 17 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. 17 at 7 p.m. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. ABCs and 123s of Toddler Yoga Friday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers ~ Kids benefit from yoga too! Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers using basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. ABCs and 123s of Preschool Yoga Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:45 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Kids benefit from yoga too! Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers using basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. You, Baby, and Yoga Friday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. For children ages 0 24 months and their caregivers ~ Bring baby along for a calm, relaxing yoga practice with Lucky Cat Yoga. This class includes baby massage, interactive song and dance, and sharing a story with baby. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen/Adult Collage Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Join art instructor Susan Hess and learn the techniques of collage in this two hour class. Collage is a technique where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms and materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-2733652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Spooktacular Spectacle Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. For children ages 5-12. Join us for fun, slightly chilling tales shared by Gypsy Storyteller Katie Adams. With lots of audience participation and colorful props, Katie conjures up a hauntingly good time. This show is sure to shiver your spine and tickle your funny bone. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists (3-6 years with caregiver) ~ join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, Oct. 21 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Creative Artists (7-11 years) ~ join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 25. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. HTML for Teens Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. For ages 13-18 ~ Learn how to program for the Web with HTML and make your own dynamic websites. Registration is required. Ask at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Toddler Time Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Teen/Adult Gouach Painting Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Cory Wright, for this two-part gouache painting class (second class meets on Tuesday Oct. 29, must be able to attend both classes). Students will learn the techniques of using gouache paints and work on a painting during the two classes. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Story Time Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 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. Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday, October 19, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a tattoo parlor, fortune telling, and lots of other spooky happenings. While in the park, visit Snow Whites Enchanted Forest and see the crazy things going on in Seussville!Halloween Social at Palmetto Historical ParkThere will be a costume contest sponsored by Palmetto Publix and some special surprise thrilling guests. Play Plinko at the PiratesMarauders game table and visit the creepy graveyard. Decorated buildings in the park will be sponsored by the EllentonParrish Lions Club, the North River Kiwanis and the Manatee Riverside Rotary Club. Demetrios Manatee Riverside Rotarys creepy postmaster delivers mail in the misty Heritage Station Post Office Work Crew in Pirate Ship at last years Halloween Socialwill be selling $2 pizza and drinks and Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research with baked goods and lemonade. This family event is FREE, donations accepted. The Park is located at 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2013 CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.Tear out the old... install new, We do it all!We Will Beat Any Written Estimate with this couponCALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454Sun City Center References Available 24-HOUR TOWINGFree Diagnostics Free Towing to shop if we do repairs SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.813-645-7653 (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachFREEHurricane Kitwith any service OIL CHANGE$19995 qts. 5w30 or 5w20 Oil. 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/ Better Care COUPONS COUPONS MFST sponsors WWII veteran on Honor Flight Augustine C (Gus) Fleischman, WWII US Army Signal Corps veteran, who lives in Apollo Beach, Fla., was recently invited to take one of the Honor Flights conducted by nonprofit organizations dedicated to transporting as many WWII veterans as possible to Washington D.C. to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought. His guardian (companion on the trip) was Brigadier Colin Howgill, RM (Ret.), Chairman of the Military Family Support Trust (MFST), sponsor of Mr. Fleischmans trip. The trip took place Oct. 8 and was provided at no cost to the participating veterans. The guardian expenses were paid by MFST. Gus landed over the Normandy beaches on the third day post DDay. He served at St. Mer Eglise before moving down to Paris then into the Ardennes where he was at the Battle of the Bulge during that awful winter weather when so many troops froze to death. From there he was at the Remagen Bridge crossing and from there into Germany as far as Leipzig. His battle medal has a silver star on it representing the battles of Normandy, Northern France, The Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. At the conclusion of the war in Germany, he and a small number of his Signals unit, were moved by a freight train to Paris and then on to Marseilles from where they were shipped via the Panama Canal to the Pacific Theater. His ship was South of Hawaii when the atom bomb was detonated. On arrival in Manila the local Japanese had not yet gotten the message that the war was over so their arrival was more exciting than anticipated. As do all of the veterans who are fortunate enough to participate in these Honor Flights, Gus was extremely grateful for the opportunity and encouraged all WWII veterans to take advantage of this extraordinary program. YOU READ IT HERETHE OBSERVER813-645-3111Upcoming events in the race for Honorary Mayor of SouthShore Thursday, Oct. 17, 4-8 p.m., Shannon Brown is hosting Family Fun Night at Beef OBradys, 205 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach. Beef OBradys Apollo Beach will donate 10 percent of all sales between the hours to Shannon Brown for Honorary Mayor of SouthShore. Funds will be donated to the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce and Athletic Boosters at East Bay and Lennard High School (sporting gear for students in need). Friday, Oct. 18, 13 p.m., Anne Madden will be hosting a Cool Down with Ice Cream at Cadence Bank, 4842 Sun City Center Blvd. in SCC. They will be making ice cream sundaes and taking donations for the campaign. For more information, call Fran at 813-633-6700. Friday, Oct. 18, 7-10 p.m., John Smith is hosting Vegas Casino Night at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. There will be finger food and drinks, games, 50/50 and silent auction. Also, Casino Games and a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Family Fall Fest hosted by Shannon Brown. Food/Bouncers/Tumblebus/Games. While it is free to attend, donations are appreciated! Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Anne Madden will be hosting a Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Sun City Center Chamber Banquet Room, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and includes dinner. Go and solve the mystery of Evil Never Dies, with local business people playing the roles. Attend with your team or join another one. For tickets, call 813-645-3732 and leave a message. Now until Oct. 25, Scentsy Fundraiser by Shannon Brown. Order under Shannons Honorary Mayor Fundraiser and 25 percent of sales will be donated. To place your order go to: https://shannonjbrown. scentsy.us/Scentsy/Buy. Now until Oct. 30, Anne Madden If you are in the market for a new vehicle, go to Brandon Hyundai. Ask for Rob Danley and mention Annes name. Brandon Hyundai will make a donation to the campaign for every new Hyundai sold by Oct. 30.South Bay Hospital hosts Rummage SaleOn Saturday, Oct. 26, South Bay Hospital will host a Rummage Sale in the hospitals Outpatient Diagnostic and Rehab Center parking lot, 4051 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon, and all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. For more information, or to donate items for the rummage sale, contact Dottie Crist-Marshall at 813-634-0177. Protecting Paradise ... FWC officers: Ready in an instantBy %  %  KATIeE PUrRCeELLAt 9 p.m., the officer backs into his driveway. He signs off on the radio, climbs out of his truck and heads toward his darkened house. When he gets inside, he greets his wife and looks in on his two young children who are already tucked into bed. After changing out of his uniform, he hangs it in its usual spot in the closet. Finally, he showers and warms up his supper. At the other end of the county, one of his squad mates has just put on her bullet-resistant vest and uniform shirt. After snapping on her duty belt, she goes through the routine of checking her gear. Then she says goodbye to her husband and son and heads out the door to begin her shift. Her plans for the night include working in a wildlife management area where there have been night-hunting complaints. In the meantime, while the second officer is in the dark woods and the first is getting ready for bed, at just past 11 p.m., their supervisor is awakened from sleep by a ringing phone. Lieutenant? a voice asks. This is Dispatch. Your squad is heading to work a search-and-rescue and they need you right away. After giving a few brief details, the dispatcher disconnects quickly and begins calling others on the radio. In less than 20 minutes, the lieutenant has grabbed his uniform, always hanging in the same place in his closet, put on his gear, and is pulling out of his driveway in his patrol truck. As he buckles his seat belt, he checks in on the radio and lets Dispatch know he is -51 en route to the scene. During his drive to the next county he supervises six officers across two counties he finds out more about the incident and plans a meeting point with the other two officers. Situations like this are all too common for officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). They dont work what most people would call traditional hours. Nor would many aspects of their job be considered traditional. But these roles are necessary. Many of them are working while were sleeping or enjoying a Satur day at a state park or a holiday weekend in a campground. They may start out their shift thinking theyre going to work on a certain issue, or they may have just finished their regular shift and are at home. But, with a moments notice, they are called to assist with an urgent issue, like a search for a missing person. Many times, FWC officers work with other law enforcement, fire and medical personnel. Typically, the FWC provides the equipment and knowledge of the area, often using their ATVs and airboats to transport the personnel and victims. Every year, they perform around 1,000 rescues in the woods and on the water. This year, they have been involved in almost 700 so far. In fact, a scenario like the example above played out in the end of June. FWC officers spent nearly two days working with the Flagler County Sheriffs Office and Volusia and Seminole county air support to locate a missing man. Guss Baker had been missing for several days when FWC officers finally found him shivering in a swamp near the Turkey Island Hunt Camp in Flagler County. The officers warmed him with what they had their bullet-resistant vests and bug-tamer jackets for several hours until a helicopter could arrive to lift him out of the swamp. Last month, after recovering from his ordeal, Baker reached out to the officers to thank them for their actions. Those officers saved my life. If it wasnt for them I wouldnt be here, Baker said. FWC officers Lee Lawshe and Rich Wilcox were the ones called upon to help. Even if we have a plan in mind, we never really know what well be doing on a given day, Lawshe said. We are all willing to respond quickly and do what it takes to get the job done and even save a life. From backing into their driveways at home, to hanging their clothes in the same spot after each shift, FWC officers have many habits. These ensure they can be ready as quickly as possible to respond to those after-hours emer gencies when every second counts. When youre out enjoying all Flor ida has to offer whether youre taking your bow to hunt deer this weekend or are headed to the coast in search of snook remember to be safe. Wear a life jacket on the water; take a GPS with you into the woods. If you do find yourself in a bad situation, remember that officers with the FWC are trained and prepared. They will do their best to get you and your family to safety. Note: Protecting Paradise provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC officer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about fishing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make. This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It will feature different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Floridas people and beautiful natural resources for years to come.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues.Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Let us do the cooking and you get the credit! Delicious Thanksgiving feasts available for pickup on November 27th Starting at $16.95 a person Call Casey for details813-305-7888 x6 8 8 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OA8 EXP. 10/31/13 OK3 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 10/31/13 OP 5 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OC7 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 44 95CHI Ionic ColorFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 19 95Cut & StyleTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 10/31/13 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum $ 8 00Buzz Cut (one guard all over)Free ShampooSpecialty cuts and design lines extra. Not valid with other offers. Plant sale to help beautify Apollo BeachOver 100 varieties of plants and trees, including annuals, palms. landscaping plants, herbs and household plants, will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 during the Apollo Beach Beautification Plant Sale. The location is Flip Flops and Fitness at 328 Apollo Beach Blvd. next to the Circle K. Proceeds from the plant sale will go to Christmas decorations for Apollo Beach, Kite Fest and maintaining ongoing projects. Apollo Beach Beautification is a 501(c)3 organization. Army Army Cadet Sydney A. Malveaux has graduated from the Army ROTC Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college. Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating hands-on training. The training develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve the cadets self-confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision making, and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squadlevel operations field training. Malveaux is a student at the University of Florida, Gainesville.She is the daughter of Sandra and Nathan Barrick of Bass Oak Court, Riverview, and Billy and Nicole Malveaux of 87th Place, Seminole.Malveaux graduated in 2012 from Seminole High School.i

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10 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2013 Is Cremation Your Choice?We would like to invite you to a FREE Lunch Seminar*Sandpiper Grille 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Friday, Oct. 18 11:15 a.m.Sunshine Caf (Next to Home Depot) 3808 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Monday, Oct. 21 10:00 a.m.Seating is limited to 12 per seminar. You can reserve your seat by calling 1-800-627-7456 Ask about our FREE Cremation Drawing! Nations Oldest and Largest | Our 39th Year*Please...rst time attendees without prior cremation or funeral arrangements only **Promotional discounts to apply for standard and travel packages only $200Promotional Discount National CremationSOCIETY Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: As your cat ages, it might be necessary to shrink her living space. Close off parts of the house where your elderly cat could get lost or disoriented and restrict the cat to a few familiar rooms. Danielle Rose DeSilvestro, of the Lennard High School FFA Chapter, has been selected as a finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Wildlife Production and Management Entrepreneurship/Placement. Kyle Bowman, also of Lennard FFA, was selected as a finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Landscape Management Entrepreneurship/Placement. Both students became eligible for the national award after winning the Florida FFA competition earlier this year, and both are among only four people chosen nationally to compete for their particular awards. The awards will be announced at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo, to be held Oct. 30 Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky.Two area students compete for national FFA awardsLennard High School students head to LouisvilleThe proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. In recognition of being a finalist, each of the finalists will receive a plaque and $500. National winners will receive an additional plaque and $500 during a special ceremony at the convention. The Wildlife Production and Management Entrepreneurship/ Placement award is sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. The Landscape Management Entrepreneurship/Placement award is sponsored by John Deere and Tractor Supply Company. South Bay Hospital invites you to shop with Shirley Allen, Registered and Licensed Dietician, as she takes you down the aisles of good health. Learn how to make healthy food choices, read nutrition labels and shop smarter. Shop with the Dietician will take place in the South Bay Hospital caf-South Bay Hospital hosts Shop with the Dieticianeteria at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Healthy refreshments will be provided and registration is required. Call South Bay Hospitals toll free Consult-A-Nurse line at 1-888-685-1595 to register. South Bay Hospital is located at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. in SCC. RWC adds websiteThe Ruskin Womans Club has posted a new webiste at www. theruskinwomansclub.org. On it youll find information about the club, its activities and achievements. The clubs next meeting is 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the clubhouse. Details may be found on the website under About Us.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 11 Caregiver Symposium Call Sun Towers at 813-634-3347 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCCCoping with Caregiver StressEileen Poiley, MS, Director of E ducation, USF Health Byrd Alzheimers InstituteDeveloping a Caregiver PlanGenevieve Faulk, Aging Care AdvocatesCommon Sense A pproaches to Avoiding Popular ScamsMike Pierce, Esq. Program Admin. Stetson UniversityNew Power of Attorney Law: Top 10 Changes You Need To Be Aware OfAmanda Wolf, Esq., Board Certified in Elder LawDont Let Your Children Inherit Your Nursing Home BillMike Wills, The E quis Gro up at Morgan Stanley LUNCH SERVED Understanding Dementia CareScott Fox, Owner, Senior HelpersHow to Prepare for the Move to a Retirement CommunityDamon Glisson, Attorney at LawTec hnologies to Help CaregiversDr. Meredeth Rowe, Profe ssor, USF HealthDementia Hospital Caregiving Wristband ProjectGary Le Blanc, author of Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulne ss Q & A Speakers wi ll have ve ndor tables where Indivi dual question and answer time w ill be made available Howard A. Oriba, 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 PRIMEOpen House Thursday, Oct. 24 ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations:Cracks in the road aheadThirty-five thousand feet over America provides a view of a peaceful, almost pastoral nation. So many things have changed in the world and in my own country since I took my first flight decades ago. But the view from above isnt among them. All I see in peering out the aircraft window is a nation at peace. The view was something of an allegory to my life of late. I keep thinking that Ill find what Im looking for in life by looking far down the road, into a hazy horizon from which no details emerge, while praying to God that Hell keep me from tripping on the rocks and the cracks in the road directly beneath my feet. And then each moment passes, unappreciated, waiting for something I can only feel might happen in the future. Perhaps that perspective is born of age, but more likely it is born of circumstance. Our world is a stressful one. Its unfair, and sometimes ugly. And for some reason, we seem, by circumstances twisted all on there own, to celebrate that. When did we decide that the bizarre, perverted and downright obscene was what we wanted the news to report on in todays world? The rhetoric on just about everything is so far over the top that people have become immune to it. You cant just disagree with someone, you have to call them a Nazi and threaten to destroy everything about them. Anyone who believes that either political party has all of the answers is delusional and it is stunning and sad that we allow our elected officials to promote such thinking. Its even more sad that with the entire world of knowledge at our fingertips with the Internet, by and large we tend to seek out only that information that confirms or validates our already held beliefs. That mentality makes it really hard to advance much, I would think. I am as much to blame for that as anyone. I saw a joke of sorts on Facebook recently that appropriately describes what I was referring to. If we had to explain our smartphones to a person who had just been transported from a half-century ago, we could tell them that the tiny device is capable of connecting us to nearly anyone, anywhere in the world, and has instantaneous access to all of MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe view from 35,000 feet shows a nation at peace. Perhaps things arent as bad as they seem. The future can be a bright and shining place. the cumulative knowledge of the world. But we use it to argue pointlessly with strangers and watch cat videos. The reporting of bad news is necessary; in my opinion it is critical to the functioning of what is supposed to be a largely transparent government. Although it seems to be forgotten at times, elected officials work for us, not for their respective political parties. Reporting bad news is critical to keep increasingly powerful businesses as honest as possible. It is critical to shed light on injustice and even ineptitude. We need to know about misfortune, catastrophe and adversity if we hope to correct it. And, as a nation, I know we hope to correct such things. That is who we are as Americans. But that doesnt mean that good news should not be celebrated as well. Lord knows we could sure use some of that today. We must not let those with selfish motives or ill intent speak for us. That must stop. And speaking of which, I was wrong last week to paint such broad strokes about the ineffectiveness of elected officials. I honestly believe that most of them are good people, hoping to do good things for their constituents and this nation. A case in point, from my perspective, at least, would be Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman. At any given time, you may or may not agree with her politics, perhaps in the course of her career as a public servant she has made mistakes shes human, after all but she is just what her office suggests: a public servant. She puts herself out in the public for face time with real people, she invariably attends public meetings, making herself personally available to those she represents and I know from seeing her over the course of years, that she works hard to do the right thing for those she represents. Not every elected official can say that but she can. The northern plains stretch far outside of my window on the airliner. Im sure that out there somewhere, someone is profitably taking advantage of someone else. I am certain that somewhere out there, someone is lying, taking the X

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12 OCTOBER 17, 2013 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 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. 10/31/13 FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 10/31/13 0210 0150 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.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG SilverSilver is a really sweet female young cat whose mom is Mona. Her favorite thing is to cuddle with a loving volunteer. This beautiful girl also loves to show off her playing skills with cat toys. Silver is a beautiful gray cat like her brother, Rascal, who also lives at C.A.R.E. Can you find it in your heart to take Silver home forever. As part of her adoption she has been micro chipped and spayed. She is also current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2012. CooperCooper is a delightful little man. He has an easygoing and affectionate personality. He gets along well with everyone! He is a lap dog and would make a great companion. Cooper enjoys walks and Swiss cheese Cheeze-Its. Go meet handsome Cooper today. As part of his adoption, Cooper has been microchipped, brought current on his shots and neutered. He does require daily eye medication that will be discussed at the meet and greet. DOB: April 2, 2012.C.A.R.E. holds Boo Bash Oct. 26From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) will holds its Boo Bash! at the shelter at 1528 27th St. SE in Ruskin. In addition to a dog costume party, there will be a pumpkin carving contest, raffles, food and bake sale, prizes, vendors, shelter tour and a time for pet off-leash play. All proceeds benefit C.A.R.E., a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in the South Shore area, funded entirely by donations from supporters.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute welcomes the public to the 19th annual MarineQuest open house on Satur day, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fun, free event introduces visitors of all ages to the states fish and wildlife and their habitats at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) headquarters, 100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg. Held in conjunction with the third annual St. Petersburg Science Festival, MarineQuest offers more than 60 exhibits from FWRI and other government agencies and conservation groups. Visitors to MarineQuest 2013 will see live fish and wildlife, including sharks, rays, alligators and snakes. Touch tanks feature critters from Tampa Bay and the Florida Keys. Some of the states top researchers will demonstrate how they rescue distressed manatees, tag fish and monitor red tide. They will also provide pointers on identifying Florida panther tracks. Experts on sea turtles, scallops and sharks and rays will entertain audiences with presentations about their research. The Choctaw bass, a freshwater fish species newly discovered by Guests get a chance to view and touch sharks up close with these preserved specimens from FWRIs specimens collection.Have an encounter with Florida fish, wildlife at MarineQuest 2013FWRI scientists and rarely seen by the public, will be on display. Visitors can hone their bow-andarrow skills at the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Networks ar chery station. Children can get creative, with wildlife origami, marine magnets and the Japanese art of gyotaku fish printing. Wearable art offerings include face painting and marine tattoos. Free event parking is available at the USF St. Petersburg parking garage at the corner of 5th Ave. S. and 3rd St. S. For more information about MarineQuest 2013, visit MyFWC. com/MarineQuest, and like FWRI on Facebook at Facebook.com/FW CResearch. This event is designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. To request any par ticular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at 727-896-8626 or the city of St. Petersburg Community Affairs Division at 727-893-7345 or 727-892-5259 TDD/TTY.

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Exp. 10/20/13 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music every Fri. & Sat. 6-10 p.m. Karaoke every Wed. 5-9 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN Mon.Sun. 7 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 7 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket2034 Pier Drive Ruskin, FL 33570 813-638-1005 (1/2 mile east of Wal-Mart)813-633-3023 Hours Monday Closed Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 6:30AM -1:30PMSat. 6:30AM 11AMAM -11AM Observations:X name of God and country in vain. Im equally certain that others are giving a few bucks to a person who is truly and temporarily down on their luck. I am positive that someone is reaching out a hand, literally and figuratively a hand of hope, to someone who felt there was nowhere else to turn. I know that someone is working hard to serve their neighborhood and this nation. We are good people. Its time to stop letting those with less admirable qualities speak for us. That includes the greedy, the soulless and, in some cases, the elected. Out there, somewhere on the hazy horizon is my future, our future. Despite all that is happening in this nation today, I know that when we arrive there, it can be a better place. Whether or not that happens is entirely up to us but its important to keep an eye on the rocks and cracks in the road lying directly beneath our feet as we slowly, sometimes painfully, make our way there. Today can be a pretty good place, too, if we just look around to see what all we have.County Commissioners voted to waive half of Amazons property tax bill for the first seven years and approved paying $1.1 million in incentives for the company to include at least 375 high paying jobs, offering salaries in excess of $47,500. The South Shore area has been a diamond in the rough for a long time, said Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman. Someone has finally found the treasure here in Amazons decision to locate its distribution center in Ruskin. Its going to mean economic development and more jobs for an area that so desperately needed a jump-start after the recession. Its a perfect fit, and it couldnt happen in a better place than South County. With Amazon expected to begin business operations in Florida in any of several possible sites around the state in 2014, residents will, at some as of yet undetermined point, begin paying Florida sales tax on Amazon purchases, which are currently not subject to sales tax. That issue, however, may soon be rendered moot as Congress inches ever closer to an Internet sales tax, requiring all but the smallest Internet merchants to collect state and local taxes. On the positive side for Amazon customers, however, is the possibility of same-day service on Amazon orders, a service that the company offers in eleven other cities around the country. Subscribers to Amazon Prime, a $79 annual membership plan, pay as little as $3.99 per item for same day delivery in those markets. Amazon, founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos in a Seattle garage, went online in 1995. Today the company operates 33 fulfillment centers in the United States with at least two more expected to go online in the coming months. Amazon has nearly 40 other fulfillment centers around the world. The company employs approximately 100,000 full and part-time employees, not including seasonal employees, and reported $61.1 billion in 2012 revenues. Amazon making wavesX MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSoutheast Guide Dogs Walkathon holds kick-off meeting Oct. 22If youre interested in becoming involved with planning for Southeast Guide Dogs Walkathons (the first one is Feb. 22 in Bradenton), go to the Tampa Womens Club at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Tampa Womens Club is at 2901 Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. Southeast Guide Dogs is one of ten accredited guide dog schools in the US and the only one in the southeast. Their biggest fundraiser of the year is Walkathon, and it has typically been held near their Palmetto, Fla. campus. The amount of support we get from the community and our extended Southeastern family is astounding. It is what allows us to continue to provide all our services for free, said Titus Herman, CEO. We have puppy raising groups and supporters all over the Tampa Bay area, so it made perfect sense to expand Walkathon into Tampa and allow all the residents to feel a part of our mission, stated Herman. This year will also see Walkathons held in Bradenton, St. Petersburg, The Villages, and Sarasota. Dogs are welcomed (and encouraged) to walk with their owners it is a family and dog-friendly event for all involved. The Oct. 22 informational meeting will give you all you need to get started. The organizers will explain what Southeastern Guide Dogs are all about, why this Walkathon is so important to the visually impaired who will benefit the most, some inspiring stories from graduates, and an opportunity for you to get involved in an event that will make a profound difference in someones independence. Additional information may be found at www.guidedogswalkathon.org or by calling 941-729-5665. SCC BRIDGE LESSONSStarting October 21stMondays ( 9 weeks) 8:30 a.m. Play of the Hand; Pat Rippel Tuesdays ( 8 weeks) 9:00 a.m. Defense; Marian Howarth Thursdays ( 6 weeks) 9:00 a.m. What all Bridge Players Should Know: 1. Whos in Charge of The Auction? 2. How Does The Boss Get Answers? 3. Forcing and Non-forcing 4. Cue Bidding in a Nutshell 5. So You Think You Know Transfers? 6. Re-evaluation Losing Trick Count Ronda OFarrell PRICE: $5.00 per lesson Fridays 8:30 a.m Easy Bridge, Play & Learn-Beginners ( First 4 weeks FREE)Please Register in the Horizon Room or call 634-7393 PRICE: $50 Includes Book

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14 OCTOBER 17, 2013 Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the World of Royal Caribbean Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce906 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.RSVP requested (813) 634-3318 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 Dont miss the sale on our S tain-re sistant for beauty tha t endures. B eautifu lly dur abl e for y ear s of distinction. CARPET starting at:$199MATERIALS ONLYstarting at:$349LAMINATE starting at:$349LUXURY VINYL TILE HARDWOOD starting at:$559 OUR BEST FLOORING BRANDS SALE UP TO October 1 November 25, 2013 doveinteiors.hdwfg.com THE 2011 & 2012 Our most durable ooring brands come with the best warranty the Titanium Series Warranty with a minimum of 25 years of wear coverage. Plus, The Beautiful Guarantee1 a Carpet One exclusive ensures youll love the way your new oor looks, or well replace it for free, including installation. Dont delay. Shop now and enjoy special nancing2 on ooring that will transform your home today and look beautiful for years to come.MATERIALS ONLY MATERIALS ONLY MATERIALS ONLY My mother always said I asked more questions than the Spanish Inquisitors. No matter the topic or observation, my response would always be why? Why, why, why, why why? I doubt I was any differ ent than any other kid. In fact, I think all of us are basically curious beings. And while curiosity may have killed the cat, the rest of the adage is true: curiosity brought him back. The greatest mysteries in life, such as the location of the Holy Grail and the real name of Donald Trumps barber, are called eternal enigmas. We will never know the answer to the existence of the Hanging Gar dens of Babylon or what drugs were involved in the naming of Dweezle and Moon Unit Zappa. But there are smaller mysteries in life as well. They are things or situations that make us go huh? Call them enigmas, call them posers, call them whatevers. They drive us bonkers when we come across them. Some are just humorous banalities, such as what did Chanel No. 4 smell like or why does Hawaii have interstates? After many years of Sunday School, I was once admonished for asking the teacher did the Corinthians ever write back? I was worried Paul was just wasting his time with a loser pen pal. Some posers are pure swipes at linguistics. Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway? Why is a building called a building and not a built once its completed? The Internet is full of fun posers. My favorites include if nothing sticks to Teflon, how does Teflon stick to the pan? and why do they put Braille on the drive-up ATMs? Somehow reading all of these crazy questions puts the world into a little better perspective. Its as if the posers are telling us, its no wonder were confused. Were supposed to be. So basically Im not the only soul in the universe who is totally at sea trying to understand why any of the Kardashians are famous. Or why a politician would spend millions of his own money for a job that pays only a couple of hundred thousand. Or why womens shirts have the buttons on the left side and mens shirts have buttons on the right. (And why does it cost three times as much to have our shirts drycleaned?) Forget trying to understand the Meaning of Life or answering the By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Why, oh, why?riddle of the Sphynx. Forget searching for the illusive Fountain of Youth or even Jimmy Hoffas body. There are bigger questions than that in our crazy little world. Like why do hotdogs come in packages of ten and the buns come in packages of eight? Life might be so much simpler if the Oscar Meyer people would talk to the Bunny Bread people and get it together, but then wed have one less trivial issue to ponder. One less poser to discuss over beer at the pub.One less thing to laugh about. Its not only fun to enjoy posers, its also essential to our mental health. It keeps us sane in an insane world. And thats important. Because, what if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about? Free consults offered on getting your business onlineIf you missed the free workshop on getting your business online, you can still schedule a one-on-one consultation with the Small Business Information Center.The SBIC is committed to supporting economic development by assisting entrepreneurs in the creation or expansion of small, minority and women-owned businesses throughout Hillsborough County. To arrange an appointment, call the Small Business Development Center office at 813-914-4028.The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is available to provide free, unbiased help for Florida Medicare beneficiaries as they carefully evaluate their health care options during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. During the Annual Enrollment Period, which runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage plans. SHINE encourages beneficiaries to review their benefits each year for a variety of reasons. Individuals often experience subtle changes in their health over the course of the year, and these changes may alter the kind of care they need. This could directly affect their need for more or less health insurance, the types of prescription drugs they require or their access to particular doctors or pharmacies. Health changes can also increase costs, which can be particularly critical for Medicare beneficiaries on fixed incomes. SHINE volunteer counselors through West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. provide free, unbiased one-on-one insurance counseling and information on Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their families, and caregivers. Beneficiaries are encouraged to act quickly to assure a smooth transition into the 2014 benefit year. To receive help from SHINE to review and enroll in a plan, individuals may visit designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in their local communities, or contact trained SHINE volunteer counselors at 1-800-963-5337. For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit www.floridashine.org. Free, local assistance for Medicare Plan shoppers

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 15 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 Trick or Treat Street happens this SaturdayX A quarter of a century later, more than 100 local businesses, churches and civic organizations are expected to participate in this years event, scaring up treats, thrills and family-friendly fun for tens of thousands of children and their families. Trick or Treat Street will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Riverview High School. The event is presented by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough play on bounce houses and other inflatable attractions. Parking is $5 per carload. Various clubs from Riverview High School will also be offering games and activities for a small fee as fundraisers. For more information, visit the Riverview Chamber online at www.riverviewchamber.com, call 813-234-5944 or email info@ riverviewchamber.com. The chamber office is located at 10012 Water Works Lane in Riverview with office hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOS County Parks, Recreation & Conservation and Riverview High School. New to the event this year will be a hayride and a magician to entertain the crowd. In addition to the numerous booths, there will also be a costume contest for children of all ages as well as a costume contest for dogs. A small entry fee is required for the contest. Admission to the event is free. Wristbands will be sold for a nominal fee to include unlimited Dance exhibition set for next Moonglow Ballroom Dance eventMoonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of Daniel Fugazzotto at its monthly dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. As a special treat, Daniel and his National Championship Amateur Ballroom Dance Partner Janis Merluzzzo will perform a dance exhibition during Intermission. The attire at Moonglow dances is dressy casual. Members are free, and visitors/guests pay $5 per person at the door. Singles table(s) are always available. BYOB and snacks, and the club will provide ice, water, cups, and napkins Moonglow holds monthly dances year-round. Their exciting 2014 schedule will be available at the Oct. 24 dance. For more information call 813-633-1297 or 813-642-8845, or if you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, contact gail3357@gmail.com.

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16 OCTOBER 17, 2013 SUN CITY CENTER RESIDENTS: Our names are Dr. Darrin Tyson and Dr. Shanelle Tyson. If you have idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetic Neuropathy, you may be asking yourself any or all of these questions: If any of these problems or concerns are creating a situation where the quality of your life is being compromised, then you need to pay close attention to what were telling you in this article. Isnt it sad to otherwise feel so alive and full of vigor, but not be able to fully participate in life because the pain, tingling, and numbness is so pervasive, so feel downright angry that these symptoms have carrying a load of pain, and live life through an allraising its ugly head, no matter how hard you try to Going to the store. Playing golf with friends, or just trying to get some much-needed sleep and rest sharp pain, tingling, and the numbness. Heres What Makes Peripheral Neuropathy So Dangerous: See, PN is so bad because it sort of sneaks up on you. Quietly like a thief in the night. Like the angry spouse in the detective stories who slowly poisons the other spouse with arsenic.....PN is a condition that slowly eats away at you. It doesnt happen in an instant like breaking a leg. No, its just like a poison (especially with diabetes), doing its damage to nerves slowly. So slowly, that at first, when its already done some damage, you wont even notice it. What About Your Future?: Unfortunately, there are people who have been forced to quit their jobs or give up their social life outcome of your visits to the MD have resulted in taking cortisone injections, Motrin, prescriptions for Neurontin, and youve experienced the drowsiness as the tranquilizing, nerve-deadening effect wears So, Back To The Question: the tingling, prickling, hot fire-like burning sensation in your feet or continuing to take mindinvasive diabetic and peripheral neuropathy treatment is now available, for the first time ever, in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. If your feet feel like youre walking on thumbtacks or are on fire, or if they tingle unbearably, or they feel as cold as a frozen Popsicle you owe it to yourself to check out this new technology. There May Be Hope For You With A New Technology For Treating Peripheral Neuropathy Called: ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ATTENTION Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers... New, Breakthrough Treatment Reduces or Possibly Eliminates Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Without Drugs or Surgery! (Would you like to end the numbness, burning, tingling, and sharp pain in your feet, toes, calves, and legs? If so, read on........) Neuro-Analgesia Electronic Signal Treatment, is a patented, innovative treatment modality that utilizes a modulated and attenuated pulsed electronic signal (current) that can burning, sharp pain and associated numbness and tingling of PN! So, How Does Neuro-Analgesia Work? a modulated electronic signal that pulses very rapidly, firing off very short micro-bursts of current that effectively overrides pain receptors. The attenuated current or signal penetrates deeply through and across both nerveendings and affected muscles and other associated tissues, producing profound physiological changes, such as reduced swelling and inflammation. Microcirculation is increased and pain levels can drop dramatically after just a few treatments! The physiological changes are triggered by the electronic signal or current, making this a signal treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery; side effects are, for the most part, nonachieve results faster than other treatment options!!! What Do You Experience During A Treatment? Patients remain fully clothed, and you may sit in a in a recliner! During every phase of the treatment you will be very comfortable and relaxed. Youll experience a soothing sense of electrical stimulation in your feet and legs. Some patients read or watch TV throughout the procedure; others close their eyes and take a nap! NOTE: This technology is patented, exclusive technology. This is not available anywhere else in the State of Florida. Therefore, space and availability is extremely limited........ What Patients Are Saying About Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy I cant begin to tell you how much your Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy program has done for me. I used to have constant leg pain, burning, numbness and stinging sensations in the feet. I could barely stand to brush my teeth or walk through the grocery store. I had been to see just about every kind of doctor there is, and I just kept getting worse and worse. I had virtually quit all of the things I used to enjoy doinggolf, bowling, square-dancing, going to football games-just about everything. My improvement has been continuous and steady-pain levels and discomforts have dropped to a fraction of what they used to be, and Im now able to do most of the things I used to do! Thank you, and thanks to your Who Should Call For A Qualifying Assessment? (diabetic or otherwise) for at least six months, and nothing has helped anything and nothing seems to help out of other options Who Should Not Call? have to reserve this technology for the worst of the worst and please do not call if you have not tried some other form of treatment! Now, Whats the Next Step You Should Take? to take action. This is the very first time that we have released any information on our Peripheral date, we have only treated established, existing soon as possible to schedule your complimentary The FREE 4-Point Qualifying Assessment No charge at all and you dont need to buy anything. But, you will find out if you qualify for this revolutionary new therapy. You wont leave our office wondering if its something that could have helped you get rid of your pain. During your assessment, well check out your: pain levels, reflex response, balance & risk of fall assessment and a complete quantitative & qualitative examination. Expires 11/17/13. Call Today!CALL OUR 24 HOUR HELP LINE AT 941-952-3867 Sarasota Spine and Nerve Institute Dr. Darrin Tyson, D.C. Dr. Shanelle Tyson, D.C.(Conveniently located 1 mile east of I-75 off University Parkway)

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 17 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 17: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 18: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 21: BALLROOM DANCE RUMBA (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 22: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 23: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 24: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 25: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 28: BALLROOM DANCE RUMBA (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 29: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 30: KIDNEY SMARTSMLINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 9 to 10: 30 am 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 31: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri NOV 01: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YO GA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pmOCTOBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW (813) 419-5020 LIN E D ANCIN G PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. 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. Please check your insurance coverage for SIL VERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes Redhawk Ranchmedical field cost from $20,000 to $40,000 Bud said. This one, however, did not, and will be available for periods of at least 15 minutes to one hour for a fee not yet decided. It is behind a screen in the small shop they are opening in October, called The Native Way. The shop was built entirely by hand by Bud and their son Marty May. They rented a lift for two weeks to hand-make the 19-by-30 foot room with a high cathedral ceiling entirely out of cedar, which is what the ancient ones like best, Bud said. The scissors lift was more than $500, said Brenda, but we couldnt have gotten this built without it. The inside of the store looks like a rustic cabin, with everything made from wood. There are shelves filled with handmade items from sage-prayer feathers to bags of different kinds of sage, which is used for many ceremonial purposes. There are lamps and clothing and jewelry and replicas of ancient tools that Bud has made. There is also an array of art paintings especially and everything on the wall except the huge black buffalo head is for sale. Skylights bring in natural light but there are full utilities, including a modern (although rustic looking) restroom in the store. The couple originally came to Florida from Indiana in 1984, where Bud says they had also lived on what was called sacred Indian ground. Yet he was a skeptic until they moved to Redhawk Ranch. Brenda was not. Her great-great grandmother was an escapee from the Trail of Tears and she has traced her family back through many lines. A lot of her people have last names like Chicken, Abraham Chicken, Beaver Chicken, and other animals, Katie Owl and Rachel Whitefawn, Bud said. They gave themselves animal names when they had to get names. Bud says he enjoys making replicas of ancient tools and fighting instruments. Some of those he has done are hatchets from buffalo jawbone, hoes, and weapons from antlers and horns. Meanwhile, Brenda crafts dream catchers and pottery and prayer fans. Some things that happen there are unexplainable, but visitors say they find peace. I discovered when I met with Brenda and Bud at their ranch it was a very special place and the atmosphere is conducive to relaxing and meditating and becoming more in tune with nature and with my own feelings, said Joyce Kennedy, who recently used their vibroacoustic chair. In this fast-paced society, it was a place I could slow down and catch my breath. Joyce said she had been searching to find peace of mind following her husbands death and since using the chair and putting up a dream catcher Brenda made for her she has found better sleep and stays in a more peaceful state during the day. There are many more stories told at Redhawk Ranch but people have to be there to hear and understand them. Every time I research a spirit I have heard or seen, it turns out to have been someone who has lived on, or had an experience on this land, Bud said. This was confirmed for him when he researched the story of a breakdown of a train carrying Native Americans from out West to Fort Hamer and St. Augustine and broke down near the ranch. A Lakota warrior named Zacade escaped; its all recorded, he said. Zacade is an historical figure. Bud, originally a skeptic, said he did not know that until after he had heard the story from his spirit who he says appears on the land. To find out more about Redhawk Ranch email Redhawkacres@aol. com, call 813-634-5352) or visit Red Hawk Acres (three separate words) on FaceBook. The website has not yet been created. Anyone who would like to learn more about the Red Path is welcome here, Bud said.X Handcarved items of all kinds some made from wood and others gourds are available in the store portion of Redhawk Ranch. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSBrenda and Bud Hoshaw relax in the center of the elaborate labyrinth they have created for meditation on Redhawk Ranch in Wimauma where Native American ceremonies are about to begin and a new store featuring hand-made Native American items are sold. Behind this screen is an electromagnetic chair manufactured in Tampa that is used in meditation therapy at Redhawk Ranch, although NASA uses it for people in training to attain a feeling of zero gravity.

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18 OCTOBER 17, 2013 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: 10/31/13 EXP: 10/31/13 FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues 813-684-80411/2 mile south of Hwy. 60 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleGolden Corral attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC010 In Florida, the arrival of autumn isnt always obvious as warm weather continues well into the season. But one sure sign, in addition to overnight lows in the high 60s, is the opening of outdoor markets, such as the one held last weekend in the parking lot of C1 Bank and Beggins Realty in Apollo Beach. A few dozen vendors, consisting primarily of small, locally-owned businesses and organizations, offered their wares to those stopping by the market located just off of U.S. 41 on Sunday. I think its good for the community for us to come out and support these events, said vendor Steve Fagen, owner of the Mullet Shack. The outdoor market was produced by Jens Market, Inc. For information, visit www.jens-market.com.Area outdoor markets: A sure sign of autumnMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 19 ATTENTION BAB Y BOOMERS A ND RETIREES70 million + (10,000 a day) are getting ready to retire! Are you ready?To learn more about Social Security and how it can play an important role in your retirement income planning, please join us:YOU WILL LEARN THE FOLLOWING:WILLSOCIALSECURITYSTILLBETHEREFORMEINTHEFUTURE? CANIWORKANDSTILLRECEIVEBENEFITS? HOWDOIDECIDEWHENTOCOLLECT? HOWCANIUTILIZESPOUSALBENEFITS? DOYOUHAVEARETIREMENTINCOMESTRATEGYINPLACE? HOWDELAYINGYOURBENEFITSCOULDMEANUPTO MOREMONEYINYOURPOCKETSTRATEGIESTOHELPMAXIMIZEBENEFITSRSVP TO LILLIAN: 813-633-7333DA TE: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 TI ME: 4:00 PM PLACE: PAYANT FINANCIAL PLAZA 1653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, Florida 33573 SPEAKER: Tom Payant, C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Cocktail reception to follow 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? 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 CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities KIWIS meet Oct. 26 Area poet earns national awards John FosterFriday is Cake Day at MOSI

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20 OCTOBER 17, 2013 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. 11/21/13MAINTENANCE 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 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons DON ATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FREE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas CardWITH YOUR DONATION!! 855.289.7725 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY The joyous sounds of the holidays are fast approaching which means its the perfect time for a Dont let another year with hearing loss dampen your cheer. October is the perfect time for your FREE Hearing Check-up! Restrictions apply, call for details. of Siemens latest hearing aids featuring micon technology. 130701 HearUSA October Print Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 10-10_02.indd 1 9/4/13 2:32 PM For some reason, through the years fisherman have been known to tell a little white lie or to stretch the size of that great catch. Often they seem to increase the size of the catch as the years go by and the story is told and retold. There is an element of pride and excitement in that record catch thats fun to relive with family, friends and fellow anglers for the rest of your life. Fishing is full of dreams, anticipation, patience, skill, hope and most often luck. Fishing is one of the top pastimes of the world. It brings the State of Florida millions in revenue every year. Who can tell you when it is the best time to fish? No one, just go fishing anytime you feel the urge. You can find snook, anywhere between Florida and Brazil. You can read a dozen books on how to catch a snook, and that might help you, but the novice who never reads a book could outfish you on snook catches. You need to be on the water regularly, watch for spots where there is action, watch the birds who follow schools of fish and eat the minnows that they leave behind. Try artificial bait for snook, if it doesnt work, have some fresh live shrimp in your baitwell. If lures or shrimp dont work, throw your bait net and get live bait. Use sinking lures if they dont work try floating bait. You can read all the books you want, but youve got to learn to fish your way. What works for you may not work for others. Always take along a can of sardines. You can eat them if you get hungry or use them for bait. There are a few fishing spots that often are a place of great catches. The kitchen (thats the back waters around Bullfrog Creek) is so named because of the variety of catches. Out from Shell Point is Mags Hole, Rock Pass, Sand Key, Emmas Hole, Goose Neck Pass, Cockroach Bay Channel, and Big Pass. All of these fishing holes were named by pioneer fishermen of this area and are today favorite spots for anglers. Once you start fishing these spots, you will return with a variety of fish that hang out there. None have signs, cept Cockroach Bay. So if you cant find one, more than likely the boat anchored next to you knows about each and every one. Reports of schools of redfish surfacing again this week. Legal catch is only one per person, per day, 18 to 27 inches. Lots of chatter about snook. Many refuse to catch them and are advocating for others to join them. These anglers want to let them continue to heal from a freeze several years ago. I saw the usual flounder catches, all were large size. This fish is a lean, white meat and great tablefare. Freshwater catfish and pan fish graced many tables this week, caught in upper waters of the Alafia and Little Manatee Rivers. One angler caught me at the grocery store with a tale of the monster trout that are in our waters. You can e-mail me at aletamaschek@yahoo.comBy Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Develop your own fishing style

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 21 Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$695sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. (across from Chilis) MORE{COLOR QUALITY IMPACT Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price! ON SALE FOR for the Species Walk at 11:30 a.m. Wear a costume or make a mask to join the half hour walk along the trail. Help create a cascade of falling leaves while learning to identify the trees around Camp Bayou. The new Little Free Library shelf will make its debut at the Open House. The idea is to encourage reading in nature by offering books in an open-air location. Participants can take a book and/ or leave a book at the information table during the event, and then the shelf will be moved to its permanent location in the Birding 101 shelter. Other non-profits, such as Florida Public Archaeology Network, Girl Scouts of West-Central Florida, Cub Scout Pack 662, Conserve it Forward, Eagle Audubon Society, Little Manatee River State Park and the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will also be offering nature-based activities. The schedule for the day is as follows: 9 a.m.: Photo Trail Walk w/ Becki; join National Geographic Great Nature Photo Project: www. greatnatureproject.org. 9:30 a.m.: Instructables: Lets make... rain barrels w/ Frank; learn how to make a rain barrel from found containers or make a donation to receive a complete kit. 10 a.m.: Birds of Prey w/ Pat Bradley; Boyd Hill volunteer. 10:30 a.m.: Are you Weather Ready? With Rick Davis of the Ruskin National Weather Station/ NOAA office. 11 a.m.: Little Free Library with Ann; story-time circle (geared for elementary age) introduces Camp Bayous Little Free Library take a book, leave a book (for all ages). 11:30 a.m.: Species Walk with Dolly; 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. Noon: National Food Day Buffet; good-for-you-food is on the menu: fresh smoked turkey, side, salad, and beverage, for just $7 per person. 12:30 p.m.: National Neighborwoods Month Tree Planting. Replant trees to replace diseased oak that provided shade in lawn area. All activities tables and booths will remain open until 1 p.m. Lunch is made possible in part by Sweetbay Supermarket in Ruskin. Camp Bayou, at one time an RV park, is living proof of natures incredible ability to reclaim her beauty. Bordered by the Little Manatee River, the park offers hiking trails, historical displays, a learning center and the Paleo Preserve fossil museum. The facility is open year-around offering activities or simply a quiet respite in one of natural Floridas undiscovered gems. The Camp Bayou Learning Center is managed by the non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located off State Road 674 at the south end of 24th Street SE in Ruskin. For more information visit www.campbayou.org or call 813641-8545.Camp Bayou open houseX MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOBirding 101 will become the permanent location of Camp Bayous Little Free Library, designed to encourage reading in nature. Outdoor libraries are fast gaining popularity in larger cities across the United States and Europe.

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22 OCTOBER 17, 2013 | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDSDOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorshdwfg.com CALL KIM FOR DETAILS INTRODUCING HUNTER DOUGLAS DESIGN STUDIO. CUSTOM, REDEFINED.ROMAN SHADES, CUSTOM STYLES, FABRICS AND COLORS, EASY TO SELECT, ORDER AND INSTALL *Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any knee or hip surgical procedure, including MAKOplasty. Talk with your doctor about these risks to nd out if MAKOplasty is right for you. Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. ROBOTIC SUR GERY NOW AT THE RANCH MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology eliminates guesswork in hip and knee surgeries8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34202 www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Are you living with knee or hip pain? Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the ONLY hospital in Bradenton and Sarasota to offer MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology for Partial Knee Resurfacing, an innovative new treatment option for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. And For the many people who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip, we also offer MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology for Total Hip Replacement. Using a computer-assisted visualization guide, a robotic arm gently directs the surgeons hand, ensuring precision and quality results. The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch is committed to providing the latest advances in orthopaedic surgery and dedicated to helping our patients return to daily activities with relief from pain. Help reduce your pain and restore your lifestyle with MAKOplasty. For more information please call 941.782.BONE (2663). Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center USF researcher seeks participants in study on caregiver stressBy %  ebbecneenD A Are you a Hyper Vigilant Caregiver? Are you caring for someone who wanders the house at night? Do you live in fear of your spouse or parent being left alone? Is there a possibility of them being injured due to a fall or that they may even set the house on fire due to Alzheimers or a dementia-related disease? Caregivers continually come into my office with an exhausted look, and oftentimes severe depression. How long is the average individual able to function without a good nights sleep? Caring for someone who might wander in the night, become injured, or damage their surroundings due to a disease that they are unable to control can be exhausting and last for years. Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD is researching the effects of this very situation at the USF College of Nursing. Dr. Rowe would like to understand the role of the caregiver and what appropriate interventions might be available to assist them. Stress from being hyper vigilant is common among caregivers. Each time your loved one stirs in the night, you are immediately up for the task, but at what consequence to your own health? With Dr. Rowes Alz Alert system, she is trying to determine if the constant vigilance keeps the sympathetic nervous system on high alert, working even at night. This state would increase the risk for heart disease for the caregiver, because its much like having untreated high blood pressure. If you are in this situation and would like assistance, Dr. Rowe would like to have you participation in her study. Her team from USF would place her monitoring system in your home, and it will alert you each time your loved one gets out of bed. Should they continue on in moving through the house, up to 16 sensors can be placed to also alert you where they might be in the house allowing you to remain in bed in a somewhat restful state. Caregivers seem to have a sense that their loved one is fine to wander for about 15 minutes before getting into any trouble, so the alert system has an option that could be considered a snooze button. The caregiver has the option of setting the time allowed for the snooze and then the system pictured below will give a digital readout of where their loved one is at any given time in the home based on the placement of the sensors. There is nothing for the individual with Alzheimers to wear as the entire system takes care of itself. So far, the study has revealed that participants with the disease have shown an 85 percent reduction in injuries, and caregivers are receiving treatment due to sleep dysfunction. Dr. Rowe will be in Sun City Center on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach, speaking at the 2nd annual Caregiver Symposium sponsored by Sun Debbie Caneen One element in Dr. Meredeth Rowes Alz Alert system.Towers Retirement Community. If you would like to attend the FREE symposium and receive a complimentary lunch, please RSVP no later than Oct. 29 to 813-6343347. You may bring your loved one to receive care during the event to allow you as the caregiver to listen to the speakers. If you are unable to attend the Symposium but would like to participate in the free study with Dr. Rowe which takes place IN YOUR HOME, call Debbie Caneen, Director of Admissions at Sun Towers at 813-892-2990 for more information.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 23 Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services and Kohler presentOur 1st Seminar on Shower and Bath Fixtures Join us for our first seminar with Kohler at the to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Howies Sun City Center Plumbing and presented by Kohler.Products and ideas will be shown to assist customers with possible home upgrades and renovations. Kohler products will be on display. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing will be available to answer any questions you may have. FREE luncheon provided for all registered guests following the seminar. Seminar attendance is required to take advantage of the luncheon. by calling 813-633-8923 or email suncitycenterplumbing@verizon.net Dont miss this one-time event!! HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS The SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, just off 19th Ave. NE, 813-273-3652. Apps for Android Thurs., Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. An exploration of common apps available for Android tablets and SmartPhones. Limit: 20. Viva Florida 500 Book Discussion: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Thurs., Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. Charles Fat Charlie Nancys normal life is turned upside down when he flies to Florida for his fathers funeral only to discover a brother he never knew he had and that his father was the West African trickster god, Anansi. Copies of the book are available at the Library. This program is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration, a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Len in 1513. Adult programs, events at SouthShore Regional LibraryDining Etiquette with Tia Young Fri., Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. For adults. Brush up on your dining etiquette skills with Tia Young, Founder and Director of Tampa Etiquette Academy. Miss Young will offer a step-by-step dining tutorial including table manners, utensil placement, silent service codes, electronics and conversations at the table. Adult/Teen Collage Sat., Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Join art instructor Susan Hess and learn the techniques of collage in this two hour class. Collage is a technique where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms and materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Internet: Introduction and Google Tues., Oct. 22 at 12:15 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. RootsMagic with Beth Clarke Tues., Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. Join Beth Clarke from the South Bay Genealogical Society as she demonstrates how to use RootsMagic to create a family tree. Learn how this genealogy software can be used for researching, organizing and sharing family history. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Presented in partnership with South Bay Genealogical Society. Adult/Teen Gouach Painting Tues., Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join Art Instructor, Cory Wright, for this two-part gouche painting class (second class meets on Tues. Oct. 29, must be able to attend both classes). Students will learn the techniques of using gouche paints and work on a painting during the two classes. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Apps for Kindle Fire Wed., Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. An exploration of common apps available for the Kindle Fire. Limit: 20. Family Center on Deafness Telephone Distribution Wed., Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) ~ FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. Mah Jongg Club Wed., Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. SouthShore Needle People Wed., Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions!

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24 OCTOBER 17, 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:SUNDAY8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. .........................................Traditional Service10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. .......................................Traditional Service4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Let us hold fast to the right of private judgment. William Ellery Channing Area Obituaries J. E. Gene Lofley, suffered a stroke on his 89th birthday September 10, 2013 and passed away on September 30, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Hillsborough County, retired member of Boilermakers Local #433 where he served as Business Manager and International Representative, member of Mason Lodge #185 and served in the Merchant Marines. Gene is survived by sister Marie Elena Reynolds (Gene), brother Lou Al Chiaramonte, close friend DaLane Terrell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Boilermakers Union Hall at 9725 U.S. Highway #92 East. Barbara Anne MigliaroBarbara Anne Migliaro, 60 of Gibsonton, Fla. passed away October 4, 2013. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church where she served as an Instructor, Lector and Eucharistic Minister as well as a member of Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer. The funeral Mass was held on October 8, 2013 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, Fla. Burial will be in New Jersey. Erika NargolwalaErika Nargolwala, resident of Kings Point, wife of Joe Nargolwala, died August 11, 2013. Born December 12, 1930, Erika was an author and teacher. The memorial service for Erika Nargolwala will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the United Community Church (Church of Christ), 1501 La Jolla Avenue in Sun City Center. Steve TothSteve Toth, 92, of Sun City Center Fla. died October 2, 2013. Steve, son of Elizabeth Boza and Steve Toth Sr., loving husband of Margaret Linnea Sundwick-Toth, and beloved father of Karen Elizabeth Doom-Toth passed away of natural causes. Steve is survived by his wife Lynn, daughter Karen Elizabeth, and grandchildren Draven and Kaden. Steve worked as a Civil Engineer for the City of Detroit, Mich. after earning his degree from Wayne State In Memory ofArnulfo (Arnie) RodriguezJan. 2, 1947 Oct. 14, 2007Its been six years this week since you left us with precious memories. We miss your kind, gentle heart, your caring and loving nature, your smart ideas in business, and your generosity to all your family and friends.You will be forever loved and remembered in our hearts. Your loving wife Elva and family University. Upon retirement in 1986, he moved to Sun City Center, Fla., where he and his wife Lynn lived for 26 years. Steve loved gardening, volleyball, music, and spending time with his family. He was also proud and honored to be the first Dean of the United Community Church College, appointed by Dr. Robert Gingery. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to any nature preservation society would be a wonderful and appreciated way to celebrate his love of the outdoors and preservation of our earth. Steves life will be celebrated with a small family service in Jacksonville, Fla. JAY SPARKMAN PHOTOSCC Interfaith Council hears from broadcasting task forceAt a recent meeting of the Interfaith Council, officers heard from the SCC Broadcasting Task Force. From left are: Elaine Gibbs, Treasurer; Jim Clor, President; Pat Pelton, Vice President; and Dawn Hennen, Secretary.Womens Bible study group meets at UMCIf you are interested in fellowship and an in-depth Bible study, the women of the United Methodist Church of SCC invite you to join their group, which meets each Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. They are from different denominations and levels of Bible knowledge, so any and all are welcome. The snowbirds will be returning and the women would like to remind them that they are still meeting and have been doing so since 1978. For information, call 813-6339083.Yvonne Ponsor speaks at UUYvonne Ponsor, Dean Emeritus of Community Church College, will speak to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC on the subject of How to Write Stories on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. All are welcome. Christ centered Holy Spirit ledPrayer Praise WorshipStarting Sunday, October 20, 2013 10 a.m. Noon Sun City Center Inn, 674 & Pebble Beach Dr. Meeting Room

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 25 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 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 Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC Fall Fest at Southside Baptist is SaturdayFrom 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, Southside Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival. Take the family for many games with prizes, a bounce house, race car and fire truck display, clowns, face painting, cake walk, hay ride and more. Get a free family photo and end the evening with a free hot dog, chips and drink.Tampa Oratorio Singers in concert at Prince of PeaceOn Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., Prince of Peace Catholic Church will kick off its 2013-2014 concert series with a concert featur ing the magnificent voices of the Tampa Oratorio Singers. The Tampa Oratorio Singers will perform the Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 (also known as the Hymn of Praise) by Felix Mendelssohn, written in 1840 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing. Its a glorious work, consisting of three purely orchestral movements followed by 11 movements for chorus and/or soloists and orchestra. The concert will last approximately 65-70 minutes, is open to the public and free of charge. A free will offering will be accepted, however. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www. popcc.org or call 813-634-2328. Seated, from left: Rich Humphreys, Ray Ellis and Mary Ware. Standing are Jim Conners, Ken Fanning, Bill Reeves, Sally Millican and Deb Fanning.AV committee is key at Trinity BaptistThe Trinity Baptist Church Sound and Audiovisual Committee coordinates all the sound and audiovisual needs for worship services and other events. This group does a significant amount of work in advance to insure an effective program during the service. For more information on the church, call 813-634-4228.LINDA MASLYK PHOTO The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will host An Evening with Cole Porter, featuring Eileen Valentino and Robert Winslow at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the church sanctuary. Eileen Valentino started her career singing at Disneyland, toured with dancer Juliet Prowse, then left to create her own act, opening for stars in Atlantic City and packing cabarets and theaters in New York City. Relatively new to Sun City Center, she performed recently with the Performing Arts Company at the Rollins Theater in Love on a Bench. The singer will be accompanied by keyboardist Robert Winslow. A donation of $10 is requested at the door on the evening of the conValentino and Winslow present music of Cole Portercert. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodsit Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. Free safety seminar for seniors offered by St. AndrewSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church will present a FREE Safety Seminar for Seniors on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. The presentations will include: Medication Safety Sunrise Pharmacy, Hiral Patel, RPh., Pharmacist Ambulation Safety Gentiva Health Services, Betty Rybczynski, Physical Therapist Driving Safety Tom Winterstein, NY State Trooper Driving Instructor To register, call the church at 813-634-1252; fax 813-642-0352; or visit www.standrewatscc.org by Wednesday, Oct. 23. St. Andrew is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in SCC.Celebrate Chanukah with Beth IsraelThe Beth Israel Congregation will hold its annual Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the synagogues Sisterhood and Mens Club. Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing to the music of the Scott Blum trio. The menu will include a choice of brisket, chicken or a vegetarian plate, with all the fixings, assorted salads, jelly donuts, wine and cold drinks The cost is a $20 donation for members of Beth Israel, the Sisterhood or the Mens Club; $25 for non-members For more information, contact Rochelle Lafer at 813-938-3824 All reservations must be prepaid. Money will not be taken at the door Open Enrollment at UCC CollegeOpen enrollment for classes at the United Community Church College began Sept. 24 and will continue through Thursday, Oct. 24. The fall semester is Oct. 21-Nov. 21.Enjoy chicken dinner at Ruskin UMCOn Saturday, Nov. 2 the Ruskin United Methodist Church Mens Club will hold a chicken dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. The church is located at 105 4th Ave. SW in Ruskin, one block behind the SunTrust Bank. For more information, call 8131241, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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26 OCTOBER 17, 2013 JOBS! JOBS JOBS!Sponsored by The Observer News, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas.change in health care policy since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, The Affordable Care Act requires every U.S. citizen have health insurance. For the millions of uninsured Americans and small business owners the issue is not a debate in the rarified air of Congress, rather a change that will impact their ability to see a doctor, and their wallets, for the rest of their lives. And they have questions. Lots of questions, Van Hoek said. The questions run the gamut from individuals who have questions about the penalties for not signing up for insurance to questions about how to sign up, said Van Hoek, a former paramedic with 30 years of experience who holds a bachelors degree in public health from the University of South Florida. Van Hoek is also hoping to dispel a widespread misunderstanding that theres a difference between the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare. Theres also a common misperception that the Affordable Care Act is an insurance plan, he said. Obamacare is just the nickname for the Affordable Care Act. Its not an insurance plan, rather it is a reform of the insurance industry that established marketplaces that act as one-stop shops where people can go and compare insurance coverage. For those with insurance, the new marketplaces also let customers compare apple to apple coverage to see if better coverage is available. The sites also have information on how to qualify for Medicare, Medicaid as well as applying for federal advanced premium tax credits and other federal subsidies that may be available to cover co-payments and deductibles. Van Hoek is one of six navigators employed by Suncoast Community Health Centers. Inc., the operator of the Ruskin Clinic and several other medical and dental clinics in east and south Hillsborough County. The group was recently awarded a one-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to conduct both public and private outreach. With problems reported on some Affordable Care Act websites, Van Hoek believes the public meetings have even greater value. There have been some glitches with the websites but it is improving every day. However, when we sit down with people we can also assist them with navigating the sites, filling out the paperwork and helping them with the phone calls. While the debate to reform the Affordable Care Act goes on in Congress, Van Hoeks presentations are politics free. These presentations are not political in nature; neither are we selling anything, emphasized Van Hoek. We are not there to debate the politics of it. We are simply there to explain the Affordable Care Act and the Marketplaces, and to provide individuals and small businesses free assistance from trained and certified application counselors and navigators. Van Hoek is also meeting with small business owners who might have questions about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace. We already have presentations in the works for several local businesses and are reaching out to others through local Chambers. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, visit https:// www.healthcare.gov/. Email Van Hoek at mvanhoek@suncoastchc.org to schedule a presentation.Affordable Care Act: Q&AQ: What is the Health Insurance Marketplace? A: The Marketplace is a new way to find health insurance coverage that fits your budget needs. With one application you can see all your options and enroll. Q: How do I get an exemption for not having coverage? A: Starting in 2014, most people must have coverage or pay a fee although there are exemptions in some cases. If you can afford coverage and dont get it you will not only pay a penalty but also pay for coverage. Q: What if I have a preexisting condition? A: Starting in 2014, most health insurance companies cant refuse to cover you or change your coverage because you have a preexisting condition. Q: What if I am retired but not eligible for Medicare? A: If you are retired without insurance, you may use the Health Insurance Marketplace to buy insurance. If you dont get coverage you may have to pay a fee. Q: What if I am unemployed? A: The unemployed may qualify for Medicaid, the Childrens Health Insurance Program or lower costs on the Marketplace Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Michael Van Hoek is shown during a presentation to the South Shore Democratic Club on Oct. 10.Affordable Care Act explained at Ruskin Branch LibraryX The Health Insurance Marketplace website, www.healthcare.gov, has information for individuals and small businesses on signing up for the Affordable Care Act.insurance, based on your income. Q: What if I am a part-time worker? A: Part-time workers without job-based coverage can buy health insurance in the Marketplace and get lower costs based on their income. Q: What if my employer offers health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace? A: If your employer enrolls in the SHOP program, you will be able to enroll online. Q: Can I keep my own doctor? A: Depending on the plan you choose in the Marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, visit https:// www.healthcare.gov/.

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october ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 rerse rerse Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 est te ses Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. LostounFound: Tiny female Chihuahua near Riverside golf course, south of Ruskin. Call to identify 989-640-0462 ets Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver Tort & Ti s 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Overstocked Dog Food TOP Brands 50% off Canadae Wellness California Natural Natures Variety Prairie Merrick Grain Free Eagle Holistic Select and more!All Brands 30-lb. Bags $20941-321-2305 GreY reGarage sale. Oct. 19, 8am-3pm. 8417 SR 674, Wimauma. Big screen TV, mens tools & much more. Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Redecoration sale. Thursday & Friday, Oct. 17 & 18th. 9am-? 1024 Augusta Dr., SCC. Refrigerator & more. Too much to list. Moving sale. Oct. 18 & 19, 8am-2pm. Bedroom set, living room, dining room, furniture, lots of items. Multi family sale. 1530 Allegheny Dr., SCC. Yard sale. South end of Chipaway Dr., Apollo Beach. Saturday, 8am-noon. No early birds. Books, tools, boat stuff, household items, clothes, misc. Something for everyone Garage sale.2009 Prestancia Lane, SCC. 8:30am-? Furniture, pictures, custom drapes, curtains, lamps, throw pillows & many more household items. Saturday. Garage & estate sale. Friday 8am-4pm. Saturday 8am-? Furniture, cookware, tables, books, etc. 908 Sun Key Court, SCC. Del Webb east, 1st block past Publix. SCC neighborhood garage sale. Saturday, 10/19, 8am-1pm. 2105 2213 New Bedford, Opal & Periodot. Multi family yard sale. Tools, furniture, clothing, household items. Saturday, Oct. 19, 8am-2pm. 302 11th St. SW, Ruskin.Moving Sale Furniture, clothes with price tags, tools, small appliances, household misc. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. 1320 Emerald Dunes. SCC Yard sale. Gibsonton. Several families. Large selection of this & that. Thursday & Friday. 8am-3pm. 7226 Anna Ave,. 33534 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Oct. 16, 18, 1950% off all womens tops Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Afghans, antiques, kittens, paintings, porch glider, lamps, tables, loveseat sofa, etc. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-? 2513 McArthur Rd., (2nd street left behind Sun City Christian Center) US 301 south. 813-633-1222 Community Wide Yard Sale Sat, Oct 19 Sundance Community Park and multi family sales from 8am-1pm. Trucks, tables, trailers full of goodies. Look for us next to Sundance Fire Station at 601 Lightfoot Road, west of the Little Manatee River State Park off of US 301. A Sun City Center garage sale. Over 20 households. Saturday, Oct. 19, 8am1pm. Follow South Pebble Beach. Come see us. Huge yard sake, Saturday, 10/19, 8am2pm. 3711 Nazimova Ave., Rt 41 to Universal, Ruskin. Follow signs. See Craigslist on Friday Multiple home garage sales. Saturday, 8am-? Clothes, including short leg extra large jeans, tools, furniture, jewelry, many more items. Starting at 725 Bel Air Ave., SCC.st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800G. Oct. 18 & 19, 1921 East View Dr., SCC. Others may use our slogan, but we are the real deal. Dont miss this one. Brand name clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry, furniture, household much more. 8am-1pm.. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8am-4pm. 304 Barstow Ct., SCC. St Andrews Estates. Full house & garage items. Too much to list. House is sold all must go. Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Cell: 382-7536 Say you saw it in the Observer News210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Beautiful Quality Furniture, Matching Stratolounger Recliner, Reclining Sofa and Reclining Loveseat, Screen Divider, Lamp Tables, Large Screen GE HDTV, Large Decorative Paintings, Nice Glass-Top Rattan Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Decorative Cabinets, Rattan Bar Stools, Beautiful Floral Sleeper Sofa, Rattan Coffee, End, and Sofa Tables, King Bed, Pretty Bassett White Wicker/Rattan Matching Desk w/Chair, Dressers, Night Stands, and Mirrors, (2) Twin Beds, Stanley Dresser w/Mirror, Computer Desk, Beautiful Patio Furniture, Lazy Susan Patio Table w/Chairs, Roll-Top Desk, Frigidaire Refrigerator, Household & Garage Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!205 Sola Lane (Off El Rancho Dr.) SCC FRIDAY & SATURDAY October 18th & 19th7 a.m. NOO N Annes Estate Sales 326 Northway Driveoff Del Webb East, SCCFriday & Saturday 7 am Noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: White wicker twin bdrm suite, server, dinette table w/chairs, dropleaf table, twin beds, bdrm chest, microwave carts, stereo cabinet w/ stereo, rocking chair, computer desk, patio furniture, card table w/chairs, ice cream table w/chairs, occasional tables & chairs. Medical Equipment: Wheelchair, walker, ramp & handicap equipment. Collectables: Large doll collection, ships steering wheel, globe w/stand, jewelry. Misc.: Yard sculpture, file cabinets, garage cabinets & shelving. extension & step ladders, workbench, snack tables, area rugs; Household & Kitchen.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterOct. 18 & 197:30 a.m. 1 p.m.1919 East View Dr.Do not park on side of street with cones. Thank you. Western golf cart, Pride Jazzy Select Elite wheelchair, walker, shower chairs. Long maple hutch, Henredon server, dining table w/4 chairs, sofa table w/ iron glass top, coee and end tables, sm. seafoam green swivel chairs, sofa and loveseat, sleep sofa, recliners, desk, oce chairs, King & ueen suites. Low curio, Henry Link wicker coee and end tables, white and oak kitchen table w/4 chairs, patio furniture, pictures, lamps, linens, china, cat supplies and vacuum cleaners. Card tables, bookcases.508-0307 or 633-1173 Asian black lacquer furniture, green Fu dog lamps, Marsheld sofa and loveseat, Lane coee, sofa and end tables, tea / beverage glass cart, wine rack, La-Z-Boy rocker/recliner, 7 piece patio set, twin bedroom suites, swivel bar stools, lamps, raan tables, kitchenware, games and much more.... 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OCTOBER 17, 2013 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 PROF. SERVICES650 housesorse ut chcre FurntureBeautiful queen size sofa bed $250. Wood coffee & end tables $125 set. Small wood table $50. Like new. 813907-1566 A nces18 cu ft Frigidaire refrigerator, top freezer, works very good, clean $150 obo. 813-634-7277 SCCortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 ots 2003, 14ft Lowe aluminum boat, 25hp Yamaha 4 stroke motor. Trolling motor, sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Auto obesFor sale by owner. 2000 BMW Z-3, very good condition. Cool air, auto & manual transmission $8,900 obo. 813319-4557 ter rontForeWaterfront BBeauty $190,000. Sun City Center. Awesome views, Light and bright 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, courtyard entrance, eat in Kitchen, great room, volume ceilings, porch with screens, large patio, dock, ance; Potential to be one of Sun City Centers most beautiful homes. Sharon Van Loan, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South Shore, 813-765-0845 .L Beautiful lake front. Isabella Villa, 2br/2ba/2cg, many upgrades. Must see. $189.500. Keller Williams, 813727-5229. M/S #T2572472 ousesForeI Reduce $74,000, Ruskin, Move-in, very clean, staged 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Country feeling but close to Ruskin and Sun City Center, Updated eat-Inkitchen with built in range, large utility room and large storage room, carport, system and beautiful trees. So much for so little. Sharon Van Loan, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South Shore, 813-765-0845. www.rlt4u.com rlt4u@ kw.com Bob T hompson 8 13-260-0036Enjoy your morning coffee from your Florida Room as you view the golfers on the first green. This 3BR 2.5BA immaculate home with vaulted ceilings has an inviting, open airy feel that you will love.$224,900 oercesALL College Ave., Ruskin, $150,000, 2 acres, Dual Zoning, Commercial and Residential, all utilities close by; previously turned down $490,000 offer, unlimited possibilities: adult living, multi unit complex, retail store, or just hold for future growth. Seller now says, Lets sell it. Sharon Van Loan, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty South Shore, 813-765-0845 Monots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 MnP rsOne bedroom, one bath, furnished. 55+ park on the river in Ruskin. $6,500 obo, or rent to own. 813-867-9139 Ruskin. 3br/1ba DW in 55+ park. New 2636 or 813-230-0846 Nice newer, 1,232 sf, furnished DW in gated senior park. Good maintenance $420 monthly lot rent. $41,500. 813642-8459 ousesorrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-3258483 Thinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 A tsorent rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Very clean 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch. $725 monthly plus deposit. Includes water & mowing. No pets. 813-645-1801 onosorentBeautiful 55+ Kings Point near south clubhouse. 2br/2ba/1.5cg, includes yard, water, trash, sewer, cable, pools. Full activities. No smokers. Furnished/ unfurnished. Yearly rental $1,150 monthly. 6 months. $1,800 monthly. Call 517-262-3720 Ment sFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6011542 or 813850-7886FM A RV for rent. 1 bedroom on private property. $125 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. 813-363-6001 rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 usnessInvestor wanted. Moving company looking to expand. Secured by home equity. Call Dave 813-447-6123 outer Troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. Wireless home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-506-7748 retneA $50 Special, 2 step deep cleaning. We also do: furniture, tile & grout, area rugs, scotch guard & deodorizers. Free Estimate 813-401-2433 uneov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enng Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. F MoversAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813447-6123. Ask about free boxesM No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com SERVICES700 Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading. You can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net NOW RENTING!RIVERWOOD APARTMENTS1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Rental rates beginning at $540 + UtilitiesFor rental information, call (813) 645-7320(TDD 800-955-8771)709 Oceanside Circle, Ruskin Mon-Fri 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & EmployerAvailable for immediate occupancy! Thanks for reading the Observer News 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 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR HOME & BUSINESS on over acre. Freshly painted 2 BR+Den/1BA, inside utility and attached carport. Detached 14x28 storage building with electric. Property faces 3 roads in downtown Riverview, a block from US 301. PD Zoning allows Professional Services (Tax Preparers, Accountants, Attorneys) $140,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FANTASTIC LOT OVERLOOKING INLET, RIGHT IN TOWN! Over acre, with very old house (maybe a teardown?...) and large shed in back. Perfect location for home with great view of water. Boat ramp is across the street! If you need elbow room, adjacent lot is available as well. $35,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SPACIOUS DOUBLE LOT WTH 2BR/2BA + DEN MOBILE HOME: Enclosed $59,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PRIME LOCATION! 11 acre parcel that is surrounded by development of all and I-75. 1985 Mobile home on property is incidental to value. Beautiful property with lots of trees! $650,000 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 GREAT PRICE on any of (4) 3BR/2BA with an attached 2-car garage and plan and an attached 2-car garage. There are four homes available! $119,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 Beautiful wooded Lot, $40,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT LOT! Peaceful & quiet country atmosphere & perfect location $29,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERVIEW WITHOUT HIGH TAXES. This duplex lot is across the street from $32,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FABULOUS HOME IN SUN CITY CENTER!! $159,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 NEW LISTING!! BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC WITH VIEW OF POND. kitchen with granite and stainless appliances. Master suite has garden tub, dual sinks, and separate shower. JUST $152,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com BEST VALUE IN LA PALOMA! On the golf course, 4/3/3 with pool, low HOA and no CDD $343,000 NEW PRICE $234,000! WATERFRONT built in 2007, dock, no bridges to the bay, low insurances PRICE REDUCED!! Awesome home in CYPRESS CREEK VILLAGE 3/2/2. No CDD, low HOA $176,200 NEW ON THE MARKET 3/2/2 with pool on over acre beautiful home! $189,900 GREAT RIVERFRONT GET-AWAY! 90 feet on water, large dock with 2 boat lifts! Secluded 3BR/2BA furnished older M/H, newer roof, large enclosed addition/family room, CHA, 2 car carport. Large shed for shing gear and utility shed +washer & dryer. $139,000. COMMERCIAL BUILDING A BLOCK FROM US 41 APOLLO BEACH! acre lot, 3 entrances from front and back, 3 BA, fenced area, ample parking. Zoned CG, can accommodate large business or 3 separate businesses (Medical Practice, Day Spa, Pet Grooming ?) Newer CHA and roof, new drywall. Fresh paint. $299,000. SUN CITY CENTER: 2BR/2.5BA House + utility room with washer & dryer, enclosed lanai, laminate oors in Liv-Rm, tiles in kitchen & BA, large windows facing former golf course and pond. $99,000. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 UNDER CONTRACT On Middle Lake1527 W. Del Webb 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Lovely private yard with dock Hard to beat at $175,000 Tom & Bev Zuidema, Realtors,Keller Williams South Shore Sun City Center813-846-8015

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32 OCTOBER 17, 2013 SeriesSeriesSeries Series cl ubh ouse PRODUCTION JAN. 7, 2014 The Van-DellsThe Van-Dells are The Nations #1 Rock & Roll Review. They have been entertaining audiences of all ages with their unique blend of comedy, costume changes, choreography and tight harmonies for close to four decades. When The Van-Dells hit the stage, it is nonstop action from start to finish.FEB. 18, 2014Red Head ExpressRedhead Express is a four sister act originally from Alaska, and now hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. The girls have spent the past five years touring with their family band across the country. Now they are poised for success in the country music industry as they prepare for the studio to cut their first album.Bright House is sponsoring a Sundae Bar for ticket holders!FEB. 26, 2014The Flamingosfeaturing Terry Johnson The Flamigos are known as the Ambassadors for Romance and are better than ever. Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Terry Johnson, The Flamingos perform their greatest hits including I Only Have Eyes For You. In concert, they expand their repertoire to include classic songs from the American Songbook. Its the kind of show that seems to hit all age groups with pure entertainment.MAR. 6, 2014Jay and The AmericansIn 2002, Jay and the Americans were selected into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Their first hit record was Tonight (from the Broadway Musical West Side Story), but their breakout hit song was She Cried. Next chart hit was Only In America, followed by top ten hits Come A Little Bit Closer and later This Magic Moment.JAN. 15, 2014 Shadows of the 60sShadows Of The 60s perform The Four Tops hits that span three decades, the 1960s to the 1980s. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. The Four Tops were considered by many the best male vocal group and lead singer ever produced by Motown. Join us, as we take this very special walk with you down memory lane.JAN. 22, 2014Nowhere BandCovering the full spectrum of The Beatles long and varied career, The Nowhere Band creates an unparalleled reproduction, entirely live (no pre-recorded material), of 60s Beatles performances blending period costumes, authentic instruments and an abundantly talented quartet to create an experience any true Beatles fan simply cant afford to miss.FEB. 6, 2014Re-CreationRe-Creation is a non-profit organization whose main service is to Americas Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and State Veterans Homes. The voices, dancing, costumes and presentation are top-notch! A true professional stage show with all the trimmings! Our audience was on its feet several times! Re-Creation offers something other groups simply cant a personal touch.MAR. 12, 2014Lets Hang OnThe nations premier Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute SHOW is a full blown stage production complete with that Four Seasons sound, crisp choreography, and a live band. What you get is a high-energy, great sounding production, sure to entertain every audience!DEC. 9, 2013 Wood Herman OrchestraCritics universally agree that The Woody Herman Orchestra lives up to the legend of the Herman name that has been synonymous for energy and swing for more than half a century. The Orchestra remains a soloist-oriented jazz ensemble which is not content to relive the glories of the past. Instead, the influence of Woody Herman encourages the young jazz musicians to express themselves using the bands original unique style as the basis for that expression.JAN. 26, 2014The Gary Puckett ShowGary Puckett has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. In 1974, Young Girl was reissued in England where it received a silver record award for attaining a top five position on the pop charts, several years after its initial release. Other hits include This Girl is a Women Now, Lady Willpower and Women, Women.MAR. 3, 2014Milt Abel (opening for George Casey) Milts style of stand-up comedy is clean, clever, and funny. With material focusing on everyday experiences about his wife and kids, travels, and how we relate to the world around us; audiences always come away feeling good about how they chose to laugh.George CaseyFor over 30 years, George has been entertaining audiences all over the US with his self-deprecating humor and clean jokes and stories. He has performed at Caesars Palace, The Sahara, and is a regular act at The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.MAR. 25, 2014Tommy Mara and The CrestsTommy Mara has a very loyal group of fans. People are drawn to his passion for the music he sings. He has a reputation for being a powerful singer and for having an incredible stage presence. And truly, his voice is a force to be reckoned with. His dedication to his craft has earned him the respect of so many in the business. Tommy has been referred to as the Pavarotti of Doo Wop, and is now known as The Meatloaf of Doo Wop.Palm Garden of SCC is sponsoring a special treat with ticket purchase!Palm Garden of SCC is sponsoring a special treat with ticket purchase! Bright House is sponsoring a Wine & Cheese event for ticket holders! Bright House is sponsoring a Wine & Cheese event for ticket holders!Bright House is sponsoring a Wine & Cheese event for ticket holders! EXPLORE 4 ROOMS! Largest Garage Sale, EVER!RESIDENTS ONLY 4 to 6 p.m.Fri., Oct. 25 Sat., Oct. 26KP & SCC RESIDENTS 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SHOP Follies 2013presents Best show of the year!Thurs., Nov. 77:00 p.m.Fri., Nov. 81:30 & 7:00 p.m. B.Y.O.B. & SnacksTickets: $13 + tax at the KPCH Box Office at the KPCH Borini TheatreDirected by: Rose Ostrander