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www.ObserverNews.net T HE O BSERVER N EWS Hillsborough County Commissioners are moving forward on the South Coast Greenways project. Page 3. It’s National Popcorn Month so enjoy a Halloween treat with this recipe for Green Zombies on page 18. PRST STD PAID RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 are you ready for ? October 24, 2013 Volume 57 Number 40 Bowling for dollars, ABWIG crosses the finish line By Q M I T CH T RA PH A G E N mitch@observernews.net For the past three years, ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Waterways Improvement Group has been beating the drums and knocking on doors in an effort to ensure that Apollo Beach remains a waterfront community. Their goal was to raise a quarter of a million dollars to dredge the north, south and main channels leading into the community from Tampa Bay. After countless fundraisers, monthly meetings, open houses and words (and no small amount of dollars) of support from area businesses, county officials and consultants, that goal has been reached with a final fundraiser held on Sunday. ABWIG turned three years of work into success. “This is the final event,” said Len Berkstresser of ABWIG from The Alley at South Shore on Big Bend Road in Riverview. “We are at $227,000 right now and we hope that this will be a very successful event, picking up a few thousand more. We have a couple of outstanding donations that would then put us over our goal. MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTO Nearby, teams were preparing for a fundraising bowling tournament, dozens of items were on display for a silent auction and outside in the Preserving historic Riverview graveyard a lifelong mission By Q KEV IN BRADY kevin@observernews.net At the end of a dusty, deadend street choked with gnarled trees and brush, nature is slowly erasing the monuments to some of the founding fathers and mothers of South County. One the county’s oldest graveyards, Riverview’s Samford Cemetery marks the resting place for members of the Ransome, Manning and Buzbee families, with even a Russian princess among the bodies thought to be buried there. More than 100 headstones dot the old graveyard but at least six times that many souls rest there, according to Wimauma’s Sue Bunting who has devoted her life to preserving the cemetery on Cone Grove Road just off U.S. Highway 301 in Riverview. “There could be 650 people buried there,” said Bunting, president of the Samford Cemetery Association Inc., a nonprofit corporation which has overseen the property since 1995. A partial survey of the oneacre plot in 2011 using groundpenetrating radar found evidence of at least 600 bodies on the property, said Bunting, who worked with researchers from the University of South Florida’s anthropology department on the survey. “They found graves we never knew were there,” said Bunting whose great-great-grandmother is buried at Samford. Vienna Henry was the first person buried in the graveyard — then called Peru Cemetery — in the early 1800s, according to Bunting’s research. Peru was founded in the 1830s on the south side of the Alafia River, decades before Riverview which was settled in 1885 on the MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTO north side of the river, according to the Tampa Historical Society. Peru, a name that today only appears on the earliest maps of the area, was absorbed into Riverview in the 1940s. The cemetery was renamed to honor Alexander Samford, a Methodist minister who died in an American Indian raid in 1891. Despite its age, his grave marker, a striking five-foot sandstone obelisk, is one of the best preserved in the cemetery today. A Russian princess, Natalia Polisky, was also buried there in Continued on page 15 X Continued on page 32 X T rick or T reat Street Ariel and Flounder were in attendance at Riverview’s Trick or Treat Street, a family fun event held last Saturday at Riverview High School. Thousands turned out to show off their costumes and pick up some treats from local businesses and organizations. More on page 11.

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 3 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 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. 11/28/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 11/7/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 SEMI-ANNUAL SCC SHRINE CLUBPancake Brunch Sunday, Oct. 278:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets $5 (sold at the door) South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City CenterPancakes & SausageALL YOU CARE TO EAT Proceeds are for the benet of the Sun City Center Shrine Club. Payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions. Commissioners move forward with multi-million dollar Greenways project penny@observernews.netRichard Sanders, project manager for the South Coast Greenway, expects to have a report from the Tampa-based At the Sept. 19 budget meeting, both Sandra Murman of District 4, that covers most of South County, and Ken Hagen, who serves in a county-wide seat, pledged to back the project which would construct a multi-use pedestrian, jogging, skating and bike trail from Ruskin to Tampa both now and in the future. I want the county to commit to the South-Coast Greenway, Hagen said. Minutes of the meeting state that he wants the South County community to know that we (the Commissioners) are fully committed to this project, and although Im not sure when funding is needed to begin construction, I fully support the funding of Phase I and I want to ensure that we have a seamless process and timeline moving forward, Hagen continued. Phase I of the project takes in the area in Ruskin from College to 19th avenues. And will cost approximately $2 million to construct, said Williams. Phase II goes from 19th Avenue to Big Bend Road and will be funded by the developer of Waterset which is slated for that area along the East side of U.S. 41, he stated. Phase III goes from Big Bend to Symmes Road and should cost about $4 million; Phase IV jumps to south Ruskin, and goes from College Avenue to the Little Manatee River. Phase V again moves northward from Symmes Road to Gibsonton Drive and Phase VI from Gibsonton Drive to Madison Avenue, which is just southwest of Progress Village. The Greenways project was first put on the books in the 1990s when the county was drawing up its MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) plan that set land uses and densities. Since that time it has been supported by local environmental activists. Mariella Smith of Ruskin set up a website at http://bit. ly/SoCoGway that follows the project and advises people of public meetings that concern its future. Prior to the Commissioners September budget meeting Smith made flyers and sent out emails urging residents to tell Commissioners to fund the Greenways. We need to preserve lands and have nature trails, Smith said. The paved trail is not only for recreation, but for safe transportation, she wrote on her flyer. People who want to see the countys description of what the Greenways plan is and where it was slated to go (according to the 2007 preliminary study by Wilson-Miller) may visit https:// app.box.com/shared/d3sykkkexa. design firm Stantec any day that will detail that firms exact scope of services. Im waiting to see their proposal, Sanders said in an interview Oct. 16. Stantec was chosen by Hillsborough County engineers to do a detailed study of the Greenway project that will include things like how it will be constructed and what materials will be used. County Commissioners approved $400,000 at their Sept. 19 budget meeting for this phase of the first portion of South Countys Greenways project. In 2006, the firm of WilsonMiller (which is now a part of Stantec) did a PD & E study costing $75,000 for this phase of the project, said Mike Williams, director of county engineering. The PD & E differs from the new study because it is very preliminarybroad, Williams said. PD & E studies are to figure out the alignment. Theyre a planning tool to find out the very basics of what and where (something will, or can, go). PD & E is Hillsborough Countys shorthand for planning, design and engineering and precedes every detailed study. The Greenways project is a trail for non-motorized vehicles, Sanders explained. It is a corridor through South County, some of which may eventually connect to Greenways and connected trails in the North part of the county, he said. Future plans all depend on if and when the funds for various portions of the planned trail are budgeted.

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4 OCTOBER 24, 2013 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady .............. Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen ..................... Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons ........... Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister ... Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers LA Fitness Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical SAVE $100Some restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. 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Exp. 10/31/13 CR39$25* $25* with rebateon a Complete Pair of Glasses SAVE $ 100 I heard a great story from a friend recently that I think makes a wonderful point. He swears that it is true, but he is a person prone to tell tales, so you make up your own mind as to its truth. True or not, it contains some wisdom. It seems he was watching a man use a mule to pull some very heavy loads out of a field. The driver would shout encouragement occasionally, Pull, John. Pull, Caesar. My friend finally went up to the man and asked, since there was only one mule, why he kept calling two names. The man replied that the mules name was John and he tended to be a bit lazy. To get him to work, he had to have blinders on so he could not see around him. My friend replied that he still didnt understand why he called the mule by two names. The man then explained, With the blinders on, John thinks there is another mule with him and he does things he would not even attempt if he thought he was alone. How many of us are like John? I know I am. Since I am a people person, I much prefer to work with others rather than tackle things by myself. But on the other hand, I have noticed that I get more done when I am with others even if they do little or nothing to drive the project forward. I think it is just that having someone else around gives me a feeling of security and encourages me to try harder than if I am alone. Another reason I may be more productive when others are around is that if I am alone and decide to goof off, I am wasting only my time. If I am with others, I know Im impacting their time. By William Hodges With more and more of us working alone, i.e., in home offices and telecommuting, this feeling of being alone is creating more problems. We are not mules and we dont wear blinders, so how do we fool ourselves into thinking we have help? We dont; we actually find the company. Here are some ways to feel as though there is a second mule in harness. with a friend to talk each day on the phone about your challenges for the day. Dont just chit chat, but really stay with your problems and opportunities of the day. Each friend will have the responsibility during the next call to ask how the day went against the plan of how the day was supposed to go. This will do several things. First, it will force you to make a plan; second, it will hold you accountable to someone for the plan; and third, it will give you a chance to express out loud what you intend to do, which will help clarify your thinking. association that represents your craft or discipline. It is amazing how the networking that comes from belonging to such a group can give you a sense of someone being in harness with you. I know some of my best friendships have been established because of these professional memberships. I also know that if I face a professional problem, one of my colleagues will more than likely have an answer for me. feel alone and overwhelmed, pick up and read some of the great motivational books available from the library. There have been days that I have, through their writings, had the pleasure of working in harness with such greats as Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone, Dale Carnegie and Stephen Covey. Working alone for most of us is not fun, but when you do and have to get something done, look neither right nor left and yell, Pull, Caesar.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 : 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Pull, Caesar Parents Night Out On Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. Treat your kids and your selves to a fun night out! Let MOSIs Education Department staff care for and entertain your children with Minecraft and other age-appropriate video games, museum treasure hunts, creative play, and more. Kids dine on pizza and drinks while parents enjoy a welldeserved evening on the town. Ages 5 and up. Advanced registra tion required. Call 813-987-6000 or visit MOSI.org. Program Fee: $25 per child.

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 5 FREE consultations available | Call (855) 313-1150 today or visit LungInstitute.com Dont miss this moment... because of COPD symptoms. I used to sit in the car at my grandkids ballgames cause I couldnt make it to the bleachers. Now Im able to sit and watch the game, its awesome! Ike McKelvain, 55 Enterprise, MississippiLearn more about our innovative COPD treatments and how we can help you breathe easier. Meet one-on-one with our chief medical director, Dr. Burton Feinerman, to discuss how we can create a personalized treatment plan thats right for you.100%of procedures are outpatient500+ treatments performed Breathe Easier. Five businesses lauded at chamber galaBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comBusiness smarts and savvy paid off for five local businesses last week when they were singled out for acclaim at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerces 2013 32nd annual Small Business of the Year Award Gala. A local dentist, innovative food delivery company and communications company were among those honored this year. The gala is truly about celebrating small businesses and entrepreneurs in our area, said Laura Simpson, the recently installed president and CEO of the Chamber. We recognize that small businesses are a big part of our local economy. The finalists that were highlighted this year were representatives of the types of quality businesses our community holds. Natalie Carr of Carr Pediatric Dentistry who grew up in Apollo Beach and graduated from East Bay High School was quick to thank her staff after taking home the blue ribbon in the Minority and Woman Owned Business category. I have been blessed to be surrounded by a wonderful group of women who always have the best interests of the patients in mind. This is recognition of them, Carr said. Opened in 2010 with two employees, Carrs business has grown to 12 employees. It was very exciting for my team to win, said Carr who put the award down to her staffs commitment to customer service and providing a positive experience for children and their parents. Participating in community events like Brandons Trick or Treat Street also helped, Carr said. Our vision is not only to provide excellent dental care but also help educate our community. Dumping time cards for tuxedos for one night, more than 250 people turned out for the event, one of the highlights of the Brandon business communitys social calendar. Including Carr Pediatric Dentistry, the winners were: You Say When Yogurt Shoppe Brandon Open MRI Sencommunications, Inc. TakeOut Butler Erik Butler, founder of TakeOut Butler and the 2009 Riverview Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, started his business in May 2009 with two employees helping dispatch independent contractor drivers. His business provides timely delivery of meals from local restaurants, covering an area encompassing Sun City Center, Ruskin, Riverview, Brandon and western Tampa. Reluctant to share specific numbers on how the business has grown, we have grown exponentially from day one, offered Butler. With 90 percent of his business driven from the companys web page and a $3.99 delivery fee, we provide a level of convenience and value that customers are thrilled with, Butler said. We provide restaurants with a delivery service without additional personnel. They dont have to worry about insurance or training for delivery staff allowing them to focus on their core business and grow. Up against an assisted living facility and school for children with disabilities, Stacie Senory Miller was getting ready to clap for someone else when the envelope was opened in the large company awards category. We were against two very worthy competitors, said the vice president of Sencommunications, Inc., a voice, video and data integration company. Winning was a very pleasant surprise. With 38 employees in Brandon, owned company is about to celebrate 25 years in business and planning to add staff in its sales department in the first quarter of 2014. This years winners range from the corporate offices of a yogurt shop whose excellence is being franchised around the country, started over 20 years ago and is now beginning to transition to the next generation, Simpson said. These are stories of excellence that need to be shared and our organization is thrilled to create a platform to do so. HUThH & BOOThH PhHOTOGRAphPHYTony Del Castillo of the Tampa Bay Times, left, with Chamber Small Business Programming Committee Chair and CRG Coaching Partners Carole Gill, Carr Pediatrics Natalie Carr and Dave Brown of the Bank of Tampas Brandon Division, the events title sponsor. Tony Del Castillo, left, with Erik Butler of TakeOut Butler, Carole Gill and Dave Brown. Tony Del Castillo, left, with Carole Gill, Stacie Senory Miller and Paul Senory of Sencommunications, Inc. and Dave Brown.

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6 OCTOBER 24, 2013 Blossominto a new you! 11th Annual Speaking of Womens Health Conference Physicians are on the medical sta of Manatee Memorial Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Memorial Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. 206 Second Street East Bradenton, FL 34208 For tickets, call 941.745.7545 Your day includes 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 Financial webinars offer credit tips and toolsMy favorite Halloween costume was one my mother made for me when I was in the fourth grade. I went as I Dream of Jeannie and the boy next door went as an astronaut. We made the perfect pair. Or we would have if it hadnt been 35 degrees outside and we both had to wear parkas over our outfits. Still, I had my pony tail bouncing from on high with the shear headdress and penny trim. And Ronnie, my neighbor, still had his space helmet (in reality, a football helmet plastered with aluminum foil.) The most unique outfit I ever wore was the next year when Magic Mom and her great imagination conjured up a way for me to go as an interstate. Black sweats, yellow and white iron-on ribbon, Matchbook cars safety pinned running up and down my body Trick or Treating was easier in the late s in a small rural town in North Carolina. Even blocks away, every parent at every house knew the kid who was knocking on their door. The haul was enough to make the dentists in town rich beyond their wildest dreams. And costumes were recycled and reused, if not by your younger siblings then surely by a younger neighbor. I have no idea how many kids ended up being an interstate, but no doubt several were. Then came the teenage years when we all thought we were too adult to By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Its all about the costume Hillsborough County is offering a series of financial management webinars that offer credit savviness, tips and tools. All the courses are free and online. Credit Use and PowerPay Debt Reduction Tools Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn strategies for wise credit use, factors that impact credit scores, and methods to pay off debt using a free, self-directed debt reduction program called PowerPay. Register at http://bit.ly/PowerPay Today. The Cost of False Health and Nutrition Promises Friday, Nov. 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn about the myths and misleading claims that entice consumers to spend time and money on health products and supplements that have not had sufficient scientific scrutiny. Register at http://bit.ly/FHCCost. 5 Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn about seasonal stressors, how to develop a holiday spending plan, alternatives to expensive gifts, and fine-tuning your financial plan for the holidays. Register at http://bit.ly/ssss2103. For more information about these webinars, contact Lisa Leslie at 813744-5519, ext. 54143. do childish things like dress up for Halloween. Instead, we acted like the holiday didnt even exist or we transitioned from a begging Trick or Treater to the one handing out the packets of candy corn. How wonderful to be middle aged and eager to get into costume again! Ive been planning all year for the upcoming Pall Bearers Ball to be held at the Sun City Center Funeral Home this Friday night. I cant tell you what I decided on, because I dont want to ruin the surprise! Just know its cute and clever and only cost me $3. I decided not to go overboard this year, as I already know Heather Campese of Sun City Senior Living and her date will steal the best couple award again. The Ball starts at 7 pm and the cost is only $10 with all proceeds going to the Lighthouse Food Pantry. Theyre also accepting nonperishable food items. There will be plenty of food and spirits (both kinds) music and mayhem. Ive heard tell there will be an electric chair complete with sparks and a torture rack. Anyone need an alignment? Prizes will be awarded for the Most Original Costume, the Scariest Costume, the Most Creative Costume, and Best Couple. As I said, I already know whos taking that one! Tickets are limited due to space constraints, so if you ever wanted a GOOD excuse to visit a funeral home, now you have one. Its not too late to get in and we have tick ets here at the Chamber. I hope to see you there! Lets see if you recognize me. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 813-645-4048www.mmprintinc.com

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 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 Terrific Kids at Cypress Creek ElementaryOn Oct. 16, Cypress Creek Elementary School recognized these Terrific Kids, in a program sponsored by the SCC Kiwanis Club: Romina Garcia-Herrera, K-Vaughn Collins, Kurare Cartright, Anastasia Allen, Alyciah Murray, Miguel Villa, Ariana Ramos, Steven Parnes, Daniella Moya, Jessica Moreno, Hailee Williams, Philecia Garrett, Layla Rosell, Nathaniel Morgan, Yulitza Sanchez, Mauriana Williams, Baleria De La Cruz, Desaray Villarreal, Kalli Ercolina, Ayra Bologna, Kimberly Antonio, Tiffany Garcia, Melany Teran-Sotelo, Taylor VanPelt, Landon Fowler, Dalton Worthington, Alicia Lopez, Kenzie Pesina, Daniel Godinez-Bermudez, Carla Ramirez, Christian Bermudez-Vega, Marybet Lopez, Sharlys Roblero, Diante Hall, Eddie Garcia, Andrew Hardwick, Riley Burdick-Fannin, Janabelle Valdovinos, Dendya Homidas, Alyssa Garcia, Kelly Ahuexoteco, Aaliyah Castro, Ryan Blanc, Kaissa Cruz-Guerrero, Christopher Haunte De La Pena, Hunter Zager, Isabella Todaro, Chase Robinson, Katie Paskert, Franina White, Joselyn Ibarra-Carlin, Jazmin Vargas, Nicholas Rampersad, Nicholas Gaskill, Jakobi Culver, Arturo Rangel, Anthony Perez, Alondra Munoz, Erik Fernandez, Jose Campos, Jessica Pesina, Eimi Aguado, Sandra Godinez and Haleigh Menendez. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Oct. 24 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. ABCs and 123s of Toddler Yoga Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers ABCs and 123s of Preschool Yoga Friday, Oct. 25 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. 25 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. Baby Time Monday, Oct. 28 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 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. Super Science Monday: Mad Science Monday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10. Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments about SLIME! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Toddler Time Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 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. Book-O-Ween! Thursday, Oct. 31, all day Children ages 0-18 may visit any Hillsborough County Public Library and receive a free book! (while supplies last) Three East Bay students commended in the Merit Scholarship ProgramSara Hetherington, Noah Landgraf and Elysa Rutherford, all of East Bay High School, have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students are among the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Arts and Craft Show comes to Kings PointIf youre looking for the perfect holiday gift, youll want to visit the Annual Arts and Crafts Show held in the Borini Theatre in Kings Point on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event features all the creative outlets and highlights the handiwork of talented residents, including jewelry, pottery and hand-stitched items. The show is free, and open to the public. The Borini Theater is located within the Kings Point North Clubhouse.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2013 Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty(formerly Prudential Florida Realty)proudly sponsors our 8th Annual Fundraiser on behalf of The Sunshine Kids Foundation Tickets now available for $20 per person donationSunday, November 17, 2013DINNER: Catered by SHOW: Featuring our own local talent RAFFLE of many NEW items donated by local merchants. Tickets $2 each/3 for $5 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 Southwest Florida Water Management District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District land during the 2013-2014 feral hog dog hunt season to help reduce the wild hog population. The District will implement a three-phase hunting system. The top hunters of Phase 2 will be asked to participate in hog management activities for Phase 3. Phase 2 Hunts February through April 2014. of Phase 2 will be placed on the Districts top producer list and will be contacted between May and September 2014 to take part in feral hog management hunts on an behavior issues will disqualify registrant for incentive consideration at the sole determination of District staff. There will be no opportunity to question Districts disqualification of a registrant. Phase 3 As-Needed Management Hunts occur May through September 2014. qualify as top producers following the Phase 2 hunts will be contacted to take part in management hunts during this period. to top producers will be free of charge and non-transferable. will be offered participation in a minimum of two management hunts throughout the non-hunting season. All hunts will adhere to the hogdog format. No still hunts will be available. To view the 2013-2014 schedmatters.org grubs by rooting with their broad snouts and can leave an area lookDistrict to hold series of hog hunts in 2013-2014, permits available onlineing like a plowed field. They also with native species for food and livestock and humans. Additionalexotic plant species by transporting sites through rooting. The District allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when damage they cause is at unacceptable levels. Damage from hogs is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. The District-managed properties will be temporarily closed to the permitted hunters will be allowed rules of the areas where the hunts will take place are available on the Districts website at HogHunts. WaterMatters.org. This is the sixth consecutive year for the hunts. Last years hunts removed 428 hogs from four different tracts of land throughout the District.Musical tribute to Buddy Holly and Fats Domino Two leading impersonators of these rock n roll legends will appear with a multi-piece band for both listening and dancing. Tampa Bay eBus to visit Ruskin Oct. 28 marketing plan have boarded the bus to gain access to financial education and services. Letter to the Editor and picked him up. The technician scanned him for microchip and found none. She contactweighed between 10-12 pounds. to ask if they knew who the owner might be but there was no answer nor an this or someone else who would know who this little dog belonged to. Lesia Tyo

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: TUES., OCT. 29 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., NOV. 1 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., NOV. 5 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., NOV. 8 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! $200 Discountfor those attending luncheon Exp. Nov. 9, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. New Halloween party in Ruskin this Friday nightThe 1st Annual Trunk or Treat & Movies at the Park After Dark will arrive at the Ruskin Recreation Center on Friday, Oct. 25. This free, family-friendly event, sponsored by Hillsborough Countys Parks and Recreation Department, will include Trunk or Treat, a childrens costume contest and a Halloween family movie on the big screen. The fun runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, call Joy Robinson at 813-672-7881.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2013LOCALWestfield Family Spooktacular, Westfield Brandon Mall. Have a wicked good time! Join in as to giggle your way through tales of ghosts and goblins! Our first BOOk will have kids laughing at things that go bump in the barnyard. After a treat, kids can bug out with a craft and make their own Halloween mask. A trunk and treat, First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N. Knights Ave., hosts its annual fall festival Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. participants are asked to wear family friendly costumes. Hay rides, candy and games. Call: (813) 689-4161. R&R Ranch Fall Festival Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides, pony/donkey drawn cart rides and bounce houses, $10 per child and $2 for adults. Also, pumpkin decorating, face painting, pony painting and concessions. Haunted Hayride from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 for $5. Daylight rides are safe for little ones with the scary things coming out after the sun goes down. Located at 9805 Bryant Road in Lithia. Call: (813) 6533819.TAMPAFarm Fall Festival, Oct. 6-27 at 11 a.m. Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Racetrack Road, Tampa An event celebrating the arrival of fall with activities for children, including hayrides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, train rides, a bonfire and a scarecrow contest. Admission is $10. Children under 12 months free. Guppyween Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa Roam the aquarium while dressed in costumes and trickor-treat from tank-to-tank among more than 20,000 sea creatures. Lowry Park Zoos ZooBoo: 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa The ZooBoo experience includes five hair-raising haunts, seasonal displays and lights, mysterious music, a specialty gift shop, an inflatable fun zone, night rides and eerie adventures for monsters of all ages, Oct. 24-27. The haunted attractions at ZooBoo are designed to provide a startling experience for those who choose to participate without depicting violence or gore. Extensive decorations, animatronics, lights, sound effects, and costumed character actors (volunteers) in designated haunts, scare up a good time. Children (ages 11 and younger) are invited to come to ZooBoo in their most spooktacular attire. Toy weapons of any sort will not be permitted. For the comfort and safety of all guests, adults (ages 12 and older) are prohibited from wearing masks, wigs, face paint or costumes of any kind. Hours are 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7-10 p.m. on other select nights. Purchase tickets online at http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/ zooboo/ or at the Zoos front gate. Admission: $18 for adults, $14 for children ages 3-11, and free for children age 2 and younger. Parking is free. Admission includes rides. Busch Gardens Howl-OScream: 10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa Evil comes out to play at Busch Gardens Halloween event Howl-O-Scream for 14 select nights through Oct. 26 featuring an overgrown, dark and sinister park with adult-targeted fun, riding adrenaline-fuelled coasters at night, including Cheetah Hunt and tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner. Howl-O-Scream hours are 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday nights and 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. For detailed information, call 888-800-5447 or visit www.HowlOScream. com. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Monster Ball: 5223 Orient Road, Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will host a Monster Ball Oct. 26 featuring a special appearance by True Blood star Joe Manganiello. There will be monster mash-up music mixes provided by DJ Barry Carew and DJ Santana and a costume contest. No masks or full facial make-up allowed. Tickets: $15 and up. Information: 800-937-0010 or www.seminolehardrocktampa. com.POLK COUNTYHaunted Hangar, Oct. 1-31, opens at 1 p.m. Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City Take a walk through the spooky side of Fantasy of Flight with eerie stories of aviation lore, including the famous Lost Squadron and Lindberghs phantom companions. Included with admission to Fantasy of Flight.MANATEESpirit Voices from Old Manatee: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton Spirit Voices from Old Manatee, an original artistic drama staged at the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds, will be performed on the evenings of Oct. 17-19. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the cemetery tour begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. Cost: $17 per person. The show is not recommended for viewers younger than 10. Call 941-741-4076 for advance tickets. Due to the interactive nature of this event, all attendees will be required to sign a waiver at the gate, prior to admission. Please allow ample time for this process. The York Drive Project: 3512 York Dr., Bradenton In a seemingly normal neighborhood, a seemingly normal house will host The York Drive Project, a haunted house experience will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26. Admission: $3. Oct. 18 is food drive night, bring a non-perishable food item and the $3 admission charge will be waived. Information: www. theyorkdriveproject.squarespace. com. TreeUmph! Adventure Course Zombie Zip Tours: 21805 S.R. 70 E., Bradenton TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Floridas first treetop obstacle course, is now booking reservations for its Halloweenthemed Zombie Zip tours, 7:3010:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday Until -Nov. 2. Open to thrill-seekers ages 9 and older, entry for the haunted walk and zombie zip line is $20, or only $17 with a nonperishable food item to benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Space is limited. Daring adventurers will meander through a designated path on the dark 14-acre forest for the haunted walk through zombie land, where terrors, zombies and frights appear at every turn -and from above. The tour ends with TreeUmph!s signature Triumph Zip line, a 650-foot-long zip line through the trees at over 60 feet high. Anyone younger than 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian prior to departure on the Zombie Zip adventure. Participants younger than 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult for supervision. Guests are permitted to wear costumes that do not include loose or shredded clothing. Reservations for Zombie Zip are required by calling 855-322-2130 or visiting www.TreeUmph.com. Third Annual Ghost and Spirit Orb Walkabout: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery will be conducting their nighttime Ghost and Orb Walkabout, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Participants will walk throughout the vineyard, along the woods and wetlands where various forms of activity has occurred. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and take pictures at strategic spots where its believed Orbs of all types gather. The walks can accommodate up to 20 people each night. Advanced reservations are encouraged. Tickets: $10, children ages 9 and younger are admitted free. Information and reservations: 941-776-0418 or www.bunkerhillvineyards.com. Neewollah: A free fall carnival is 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton. The event includes a 40-foot bungee trampoline, giant maze, bounce house, hayride, carnival games, food vendors and more. Boo Fest Halloween Festival: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch Children are invited to dress in costume and safely trick or treat 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 and features a scarecrow contest, a costume parade beginning at 6:30 p.m., ghost stories and a haunted house. Families can have their pictures taken in the pumpkin patch, and complement their costumes with a face painting or additional photo booth prop. Admission is free. For registration forms go to www.lwrcac.com. Trunk or Treat: McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders will open McKechnie Field for a free trick-or-treating event 4-6 p.m. Oct. 26. Trunk or Treat allows children to trick-or-treat in a safe environment, receiving candy from Halloween-themed vehicles and enjoy other activities including hayrides around the ballpark, inflatables, a DJ, a haunted locker room, and cookie decorating. Information: 941-747-3031 or www.bradentonmarauders.com. Herrmanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions Halloween show: 32755 Singletary Road, Myakka City Herrmanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions will present a fullycostumed Halloween show complete with a showdown between Snow White the Huntress and the Evil Queen all on magnificent white stallions beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Gates open at 5 p.m. Spectator costumes encouraged; there will be trickor-treating stations. Cost: $10 donation at gate, kids age 10 and younger are free. Information: www.hlipizzans.com.SARASOTA25th annual Pumpkin Festival: Fruitville Grove Farms, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota Fruitville Grove Farms will hold its 25th annual Pumpkin Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27. The free event features crafters, pony rides, festival food, pumpkin pie, live music, kids rides and activities and more. Information: www. fruitvillegrove.com. Frightmares Haunted House: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota Experience the most unique mix of horror and fun at Sarasota Fairgrounds Frightmares Haunted House, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25 and 29, 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26, 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 27, and 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. featuring more than 12,000 square feet of ghastly sights, horrifying sounds, terrifying FX and the worst phobias brought to life. Tickets: $16, fast passes are $30. Information: 941-955-1515 or www.frightmareshauntedhouse. com. Poe at the Crosley and The House of Horrors: 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota The Crosley estate will host a one-hour live performance based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe followed by a self-guided tour of the carriage house 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 21-24 and 27-30. Guests may purchase tickets to both the performance and tour for $20 or just the tour for $10. Information: 941-722-3244. Fifth annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival: Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota. The fifth annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival will be noon10 p.m. Oct. 25-27 featuring safe trick-or-treating, carnival games, rides, fun zone, free hay rides, costume contest for children, costume parades, pumpkin carving and more. Admission: $5, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-706-3102 or www.sarasotapumpkinfestival.com. Halloween Gala at the Crosley Estate: 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Inspired by Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher, this years Halloween Gala at the Crosley Estate will be Oct. 31, gates open at 6:30 p.m. Guests will relive Poes story guided through the estate by actors portraying Roderick and Madeline Usher, before being invited to enjoy a complimentary buffet, drinks, and heart-stopping music. Tickets: $75 in advance, $100 at the door. The event is for ages21 and older. Costumes are encouraged. Information: 941722-3244.ORLANDOSpooky Empires Ultimate Horror Weekend: Doubletree Hotel at Universal Studios, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando Meet and mingle with your favorite horror movie and TV stars, buy any collectible you can imagine from your choice of over 200 vendors and artists, see new and up and coming films as well as your old favorites, take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks, get tattooed by some of the best artists from around the world, and of course party til your hearts content, during this non-stop weekend of horrors. The show open 5 p.m. Oct. 25 and 11 a.m. Oct. 26-27. Exhibitors rooms are open 5-11 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27. Celebrity autograph rooms are open 5-10 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27. There will be multiple media celebrity guests, including authors, musicians and entertainers including Peter Criss from Kiss, Gunnar Hansen, George Romero, Doug Bradley, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, Patricia Quinn, Kane Hodder, Ricou Browning, Julie Adams, Lisa Marie, Sean Whalen, Brandon Adams, Yan Birch and Danielle Harris. Tickets: $30 in advance, $40 and the door, weekend tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door, VIP tickets: $199. Information: 800327-2110 or www.spookyempire. com. Universal Orlandos Halloween Horror Nights 23: 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando Experience an incredibly horrifying Halloween at Universal Orlandos Halloween Horror Nights 23 on select nights through Nov. 2 featuring highly-themed, disturbingly-real haunted houses that are based on everything from hit films such as The Cabin in the Woods to worst nightmares, and streets filled with hundreds of specially-trained scareactors. For hours, ticket prices and detailed information, call (407) 363-8000 or visit www. HalloweenHorrorNights.con/ Orlando. Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Halloweens happiest haunts will reappear for 23 spook-tacular nights of Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. The after-hours special ticket event features the bewitching Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular, Mickeys Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and trick-or-treating around the theme park. Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information or to purchase tickets,visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween. Party dates are: Oct. 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; Nov. 1.Halloween Fun

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, \000s 11 The “GAME”! The Performing Arts Company of SCC presents at THE ROLLINS a NEW musical COMEDY about politics, poker & the GAME of life October 30, 31 November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 7:30 pm nightly w/ 2:30pm matinee Nov 9 D ELYSE A XINN J OE B IRN BA UM B ABS C OMINOLI B EV C ARNES P ETER F ARINA J O P RATER W ENDY S MITH D AN T AC KITT P AT W OLFERT T P E LLEN K LEINSCHMIDT AS R OSEMA RY P HILLIPS W L EW R ESSEGUIE & E LL EN K LEINSCHMIDT D B L EW R ESSEGUIE M D E LL EN K LEINSCHMIDT P B A RB B R TVA Public Welcome! www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.org Coming in January 2014 is Sinatra! & Ruby’s on 66 in February 813-633-3065 ; 1515 Sun City Center Plaza ;\001 YourEyeDoctors .com Our patients say it best… “Dr. Davis provided compassionate care. He was patient, kind and professional. I felt very safe and con dent with his diagnosis!” ~ Seville P. ; Fellowship-Trained Cornea Specialist and LASIK & Cataract Surgeon ; Specialized Training and Expertise in: Advanced Lens Implants/Crystalens, ReSTOR, Toric, Cornea Transplants/DSEK, Dry Eye Disease Your Eye Care Trust to Specialists Je rey Davis, M.D. Call today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Je rey Davis. Medicare & Most Insurance Plans Accepted. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Trick or Treat Street serves up family-friendly thrills for thousands By Q \037\026/ \012 \025 /, \001*\025\001\024 \015 mitch@observernews.net Sure, it was all fun and games while waiting in line. The day felt more like summer than Halloween-autumn. The sun was shining and children and their parents were laughing as they all inched ever closer to the metal steps leading up to the haunted school bus. One young man stood next in line, his eyes opened wide as he saw a young girl turn tail and run back out, with a good dose of fear mixed with her laughter. He dug in his heels and refused to take another step, certainly not the step up that would lead into the darkened interior. Any faith he may have had in his superhero costume had diminished. Diminished, perhaps, but it had not failed entirely. Soon, he was back in line, willing to try again. Thousands of children and their parents turned out for the 25th annual Trick or Treat Street held on Saturday at Riverview High School. The event this year was bigger than ever, with booths, buses (of the haunted variety) and inflatable slides pushing well beyond the boundaries set in previous years. Even an hour after the 3:30 p.m. opening, the line of children waiting to enter snaked around the school, all awaiting their chance at candy, treats, and an offer of a pretty scary teeth cleaning from the more than 100 organizations that set up Halloween-themed booths at the event. “This year’s event, in my opinion, was our best year yet,” said Tanya Doran, executive director of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. “The MITCH T RAPHAGEN P HOTOS event becomes better each year. It is made possible and successful because of all the caring and hardworking individuals involved. I am honored to work with such amazing and giving people. The local community supports and strongly participates in this special annual event.” Trick or Treat Street was organized by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Riverview High School. Numerous area businesses and organizations sponsored the event including Chris’s Plumbing Service, FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club, Mosaic, P.F. Auto Glass, Pepsi, S&S Tacos, Pizzas & Stuff, Riverview Sam’s Club, Sweetbay Supermarket, the Tampa Bay Times, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Waste Services of Florida, Brandon Regional Hospital, Tampa Electric Company, Brown’s Trophies, Kona Ice, Mackey Productions, Riverview Mortgage, and The Learning Experience. Mike Self of S&S Taco / Pizza and Stuff was the event chairperson with Bart Miller of Sweetbay Supermarkets serving as co-chair. According to Doran, also instrumental to the success of the event were Riverview High School Principal Bob Heilmann, Kimberly Moss, Jim Johnson of Mosaic, Dave Ramirez and staff with Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Ed Booth of Huth & Booth Photography and Bill Kirkland. Photos from the event are available on the Observer News and Current websites as well as at www.riverviewchamber.com. Less than 24 hours after the young superhero took his tentative steps towards the haunted school bus, people behind the scenes were already planning ahead. “We are already working on next year’s TOTS, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014,” Doran said on Sunday.

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SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Oct. 30 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! Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Hillsborough approves Head Start contract with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract for Head Start/Early Head Start to utilize Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc members in their classrooms. Family and community involvement are vital components of a successful Head Start program. 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Cost is also one of the big reasons why the popularity of cremation is soaring. Roughly 40 percent of Americans now choose cremation, up from 27 percent just a decade ago. Here are some tips for locat ing low-cost services. Compare Providers Because prices can vary sharply, start by calling the funeral homes in your area (most funeral homes provide cremation services) and ask them how much they charge for a “direct cremation,” which is the least expensive option. With direct cremation, there’s no embalming, formal viewing or funeral. It only includes the essentials: picking up the body, completing the required paperwork, the cremation itself and providing ashes to the family. If your family wants to have a memorial service, they can have it at home or your place of worship after the cremation, in the presence of your remains. To locate nearby funeral homes, look in your local yellow pages under “cremation” or “funeral” or visit cremation.com. You may also be able to get help and referrals through your nearby memorial society or local funeral consumer alliance program (see funerals.org/affiliates-directory or call 802-865-8300 for contact information). These are volunteer groups that offer a wide range of information and prices on local funeral and cremation providers. If, however, you’re not up to calling around, there are also a number of free websites — like funeraldecisions.com and efuneral. com — that you or your family can use that can do the work for you. With these sites, you just answer a few questions, and your nearby funeral homes will provide estimates based on your request. Low-Cost Urns The urn is another item you need to be aware of that can drive up costs. Funeral home urns usually cost around $50 to $300, but you aren’t required to get one. Most funeral homes initially place ashes in a plastic bag that is inserted into a thick plastic box. The box is all you need if you intend to have your ashes scattered. But if you want something to display, you can probably find a nice urn or comparable container online. Walmart.com, for example, sells urns for as little as $25. Or, you may want to use an old cookie jar or container you have around the house instead of a traditional urn. Financial Help If you can’t afford your cremation costs, there are a number of places you can turn to that may help. For starters, many towns or counties provide assistance through their social services department if you or your family can’t afford to pay. Your family should also be able to get some aid from Social Security, which pays a survivor a onetime death benefit of $255. And if you’re a veteran, the VA provides a burial benefit that includes a free burial at a national cemetery and a free grave marker. But, it doesn’t cover funeral provider or cremation costs. Free Cremation Another option to consider that provides free cremation is to donate your body to a university-af filiated medical school. After using your body for research, they will cremate your remains for free, and either bury or scatter your ashes in a local cemetery or return them to your family, usually within a year or two. To find a medical facility near you that accepts body donations, the University of Florida main tains a directory at old.med.ufl. edu/anatbd/usprograms.html. Or, call the National Family Service Desk, which operates a free refer ral service at 800-727-0700. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of The Savvy Senior book. How to Find Affordable Cremation Services THE SAVVY SENIOR By Jim Miller ORSON WELLES Get spooked by The War of the Worlds at the Firehouse Cultural Center October 30 will mark the 75th anniversary of Mercury Theatre’s original radio broadcast of Howard Knoch’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds To celebrate, MAS Community Theatre will perform a live staged recreation of the broadcast at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 1st Ave. NE & Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Directed by James Rayfield, actors will portray the original 1938 broadcast of the The War of the Worlds in the style of period broadcasting. On Sunday, Oct. 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. They panicked when they learned of the Martians’ ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up their cars and fled. Though what the radio listen ers heard was a portion of Orson Welles’ adaptation of the wellknown book, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, many of the listeners believed what they heard on the radio was real. The recreation of the original Mercury Radio Theatre broadcast of Howard Koch’s The War of the Worlds is being produced through a special arrangement with Anne Koch. Advanced tickets are $10 for members, $14 for non-members, and $12 for students and seniors (65+). Tickets will cost more the day of the show. To buy tickets in advance, call 813-645-7651. Send your events and happenings to news@observernews.net

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 15 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price!MORE{SELECTION DURABILITYthe ART ofWINDOW dressing the early years of the last century said Bunting, who spent two years doing nothing but researching the cemetery, digging out court documents, death certificates and talking to elderly residents. She found the story of the princess, who was married to her greatuncle, in an old edition of the Tampa Tribune from the 1970s. The last burial cemetery at Samford also known as the Dusenberry Cemetery to many during the last century took place in the early 1990s. There will be no new ones. Florida law prohibits new burials at any cemetery without a plot plan, a map of where all the bodies are buried. The law has left some families holding deeds to worthless burial plots. Plots were sold [in the past] that people did not have the right to sell, Bunting said. People are still coming out of the woodwork today [asking about their plots] but theres nothing we can do for them. My heart just breaks over it. The cemetery fell into disrepair in the 1980s and despite calls for volunteers to help out over the years, one the last major cleanups was in 2009. The job of maintaining the cemetery on Cone Grove Road has fallen on Bunting and her ailing husband. But while her spirit is willing, the physical toll of pulling up weeds and clearing undergrowth has become a grueling one for the couple, now in their 60s. You see families come by sometimes and clean it up a little, but as a rule it gets overgrown, said William Hart, who has lived across the street from Samford since 1985. One visitor with a relative in the graveyard told Hart he wanted to move the body because of the condition of the cemetery but he was told it would cost $50,000, Hart said. The cemetery is such a mess now, said Bunting, who plans a major cleanup of the lot once her husband recovers from his near-fatal fall from a horse last year. Ive asked for help with the cleanup but people dont come forward. Its a sad situation. Families dying off or moving is a common problem when it comes to maintenance of the areas older cemeteries, said Shelby Bender, co-author with Elizabeth Laramie Dunham of Tampas Historic Cemeteries, a 128-page soft-cover book released earlier this year. Many of the descendants of those who are buried in the older cemeteries have either passed away or may have moved out of the area so its not convenient for them to come back and maintain the properties, said Bender, president of the East Hillsborough Historical Society who has written three books about Plant City. You do have some older graveyards that hold regular picnics and cleanups but its all about building that community awareness, Bender said. Maintenance of old cemeteries is an issue throughout the Bay area, according to David Parsons, a librarian at the Florida History and Genealogy Library in Tampa. Sometimes its the age of the cemetery and over the years those responsible for maintenance change. Of the 83 cemeteries in Tampa, only four are maintained by the city. Losing historic cemeteries is losing a piece of our collective soul, Bender said. The history of our communities is there. The stories of the people who made the area what it is Preserving historic Riverview graveyard a lifelong missionContinued from page 1X PATRICK BRARADY PHOTOThe old graveyard is choked with underbrush and unchecked vegetation, something the cemetery association is hoping volunteers can help eliminate.KKEVIIN BRARADY PHOTOWeather-beaten headstones dot the cemetery, which is thought to contain some graves dating from the early part of the 19th century.today are there. I would like to think people would care about that and come out and help [maintain the graveyards] although I think our current society doesnt care as much about history today. Interested in volunteering to help clean up the Samford Cemetery? Contact Sue Bunting by email, baquatic1@verizon.net. Email Shelby Bender, sbenderpc@aol.com, for more information on her book about Tampas old cemeteries.Historic area cemeteriesAlderman-Pelote Cemetery, Lithia, established in 1851 Antioch Cemetery, Thonotosassa, established in 1884 Bethlehem Cemetery, Dover, established in 1857 Bethlehem Memorial Cemetery, Ft. Lonesome, established in 1876 Brandon Family Cemetery, Brandon, established in 1857 Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Keysville, established in 1859 Centro Espaol Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa, established in 1891 Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Wimauma, established in 1875 Hackney Riverview Cemetery, aka Riverview Cemetery, Riverview, established in 1886 Hopewell Church Cemetery, Tampa, established in 1872 Mathews Cemetery, Mango, established in 1868 Mount Enon Cemetery, Plant City, established in 1841 Shiloh Cemetery, Plant City, established in 1841 Source: HillsboroughCounty Cemeteries.com

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Salmon is so filled with life experiences, plans, stories, and photographs from his missions around the world that he goes from one thing to the other so quickly one minute youre picturing small churches in the path of active volcanoes and the next plans for new things he wants to introduce at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. It makes for an extraordinary interview. All the while he was being interviewed Oct. 18, Salmon was surrounded by mementos he has collected from his travels, shelves lined with books, and photos he seemed to pull from the air. Oh thats right, hes also a Christian magician, doing magic acts in his spare time. Maybe thats why he can suddenly lay his hand on just about anything you may ask to see. Salmon and his wife Dee came to the Sun City Center church after spending 10 years at a church in Corpus Christi, Texas. Of course, they didnt stay there all the time. Between the churchs Presbytery (governing body of elders in an area), his own congregation and money from his own pocket, Salmon has visited most of Europe, some of Asia and Mexico. But his real loves are Israel, where he has gone on ministry trips 37 times and Guatemala, where he has gone more than 20 times. Hes been in Sun City Center two years now, but is still making Whirlwind defines Sun City Center missionary ministermission trips out of the country on a regular basis. His daughter has inherited the missionary gene, and at 22, has already volunteered in 30 countries. Although Salmon says he had biked through foreign countries in his younger days, his missionary trips began 12 years ago when he went with a group from the Texas Presbytery that formed a pig project in Guatemala. We took about $200 into small villages and gave it as seed money for the villagers to buy little piglets to raise for breeding, sale or meat, he said. This was around 2002. The way the group handled the project was to give the money outright to the community as a whole. Then community leaders would loan it to the people. Everyone paid them back 100Rev. Salmon says the people of Guatemala often live and work within sight of active volcanoes.percent, he said proudly. We never wanted our seed money back. But show me a place anywhere else where every loan is repaid 100-percent out of pride in what has been accomplished. The people who began raising the pigs often lived in homes without floors or walls between rooms. They had so little their average wage at the time was around $1 a day in American currency, he said. In another trip, he and those who went with him went to one of the few places in a town where there was electricity and taught computer skills. These places were usually in church buildings, he said. But there was still no Presbyterian church so planting one became a goal that has since been accomplished. We also did eyeglass projects, he said. The groups would collect eyeglasses, and they learned how to give simple eye exams. One time we took more than 1,000 pairs. Fitting them was easy there because if someone put a pair on and could suddenly see, they kept them. The group had no way of correcting complicated conditions. But just providing the glasses to those they would help was rewarding, he explained. Many could just try on pairs until they found one that was right and wear them. Sometimes Dee goes with him, and sometimes he goes with a group of men from his Presbytery. He just returned from Guatemala in late September after spending 17 days there and plans a trip to Israel next year for his and Dees 40th anniversary. This will be for pleasure. We have friends on both sides of the PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe Rev. Mark Salmon just returned from a mission trip to Guatemala where he has helped plant a small church. Salmon has been to that country 20 times and has also worked on projects in many other countries, especially Mexico and Israel. border, in Israel and Palestine, he said. When asked if crossing the border was dangerous, he said he never felt he was in danger. Yet he does remember a time when he had money taken from his fannypack and didnt suspect it. The guy was really, really good, he said. That was when he talked about being a Christian magician and knowing about sleight of hand. I felt really foolish, he said, and went into the complete story. Sometimes, it isnt churches that fund the trips, but companies, doing their best to help the poor or promote goodwill. Antigua, Guatemala (not the island of Antigua) is one of the oldest communities there and there was never a Presbyterian Church there but it is a UNESCO-protected space, he said. UNESCO is the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture founded in 1945. Now there is a mission. Sometimes, I like to go just to live and work with the people. Not be seen as the wealthy gringo from the United States, he said, describing some of the conditions he has seen and lived in. In the two years he has been the pastor at the Sun City Center church he has already raised awareness enough to fund a Guatemalan woman to go to seminary as well as take some mission trips. I do go into my own pocket though. I just love to go to the places where were needed most, he said. While talking, he was surrounded by multi-colored, handmade (ministers) stoles and coffee bags given to him by many people he has met in Mexico and Guatemala. Looking at the workmanship, it is obvious they are a labor of love.

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 19 5 Door Prizes Costume ContestScariest Ugliest Funniest$25.00 Gift Certifcate plus Tricks or Treats for Everyone and our Great BINGO Program all regular Games Pay $50 Plus (3) $250 GamesVFW Post 62875120 HWY 41 North 1-813-645-2955 public is welcome 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Free Low-E upgrade on Simonton House Windows. Energy Star Rated for a TECO Rebate! Call the Ofce for Details! Offer Valid: November 1st December 31st FREE An early Fall run of king fish has hit our bay waters. Most anglers know that October l5 is the due date for the king mackerel to arrive here, but they were about a week off schedule this year and arrived early. Fishermen can look forward to a great mackerel bite through November. Local anglers have been connecting with kings off shore, in the shallows, near wrecks, in deep waters seems anywhere there is bait fish. I always suggest watching the birds as they will fly over schools of fish, and eat the bait fish that are left behind. Spanish mackerel have been keeping company with the kings. Cast ahead of the school. Casting into the school could cause your line to break by the force of the fish. The kings have been huge in size. They must measure up to 24 inches for legal. Two per day. The temperature tolerance of salt water game fish is charted by some experts. These seasoned anglers tell me that you must know the preferred temperature range of the species of fish you are trying to catch. For instance, it is known that the cobia swim toward warmer waters. It seems that fish might be a bit like humans and seem to live in a defined temperature where they feel most comfortable.It is known that from species to species they have a varied range in their comfort zone. Striped bass are known to head for deeper waters when the shallows become too hot. Dont try to catch one in 80 to 90 degree weather. A rapid change in water temperature can bring some fish in and some are chased out. A cold front passing overnight can make for poor fishing the next By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Water temps can dictate variety of your catchday even though it might be sunny. With the means of modern technology we are able to determine offshore surface temperatures accurately. Wouldnt you know that several companies are out there to provide you these means if you become a subscriber? There are times of the year that it is impossible to land a grand slam, but in the past week I have heard of many. Fishing around the mangroves catches have included giant trout, redfish, and snook. Stone crab season opened last Tuesday. Snook fishing at night has been very successful in the area. If your fish curl up in the pan, I have a solution: leave the head on while cooking and it will stay flat. Cut the head off before serving. October is breast cancer awareness month and anglers across the nation are going pink while fishing. Thanks for helping the cause while doing something you love.Homegrown in Hillsborough Fest is this SaturdayThe Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will host the Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa. This event will feature local talent and offers a day of fun for the family including: tisans and architecture) musicians and dance) and chefs) The Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival, part of the Viva Florida 500 celebrations, includes more than 50 programs with presenters, lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations, and exhibit tables on all four floors of the library and the auditorium. Viva Florida 500 is 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. For more information about these and other FREE programs @ your library, call 813-273-3652 or visit hcplc. org.Learn how to write grant proposalsThe South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging will host a Grant Writing Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West. The workshop will be taught by Adraine Kreglo of Serendipity tionsllc.com). Kreglo has been successfully writing and administering millions of dollars in grants for 25 years. She will present Grant Writing 101, an interactive, basic course designed to take the fear out of drafting grant proposals. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a grant outline and look at grant applications from be covered will include identifying funding sources, grant writing lingo, recognizing the power of partnerships and how to write an effective statement of need. The cost of the workshop is $49 per person, payable at the door by cash or check. To register for the workshop, email your name and contact information to office@ mentalhealthandaging.org, with the subject line: November 6th Training. Questions can be directed to Jenny at 813-784-0235 The Mission of the South Shore Coalition of Mental Health and Aging is to promote healthy aging and facilitate optimum mental health through developing affiliations with our community partners, providing education, support and outreach to South Shore Residents and providing direct services. The web address is www. mentalhealthandaging.org. Palmettos Christmas in the Park The lobby tree featured cowboys and reindeers during 2012s Christmas in the Park. Start your holiday festivities with an old-fashioned Christmas at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum. On December 6 and 7, from 5 to 9 p.m., this free event offers something for everyone. Enjoy creatively decorated buildings, kids crafts, train rides and train exhibits, entertainment and, of course, Santa. Featured activities include letters to Santa, contests for prizes, letters to soldiers, recipes to collect in each of the park buildings, and a Memory Tree in the Military Museum. Santa will be arriving by firetruck at 6 p.m. Bring your own camera for a photo with Santa. Food vendors on the premises include Demetrios Pizza, Word of Mouth BBQ, Impact Church of God and Snack It To Me. Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childrens cancer research and the Sweet Shop will raise funds for family programming. In the spirit of Christmas, help families in need by bringing canned goods for First United Methodist Church of Palmettos food pantry and drop them in the bins at park entrances. In addition, the Palmetto Public Library will be sponsoring activities and a book give-away across the street the evening of December 6. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 941-7212034. This event is sponsored by R.B. Chips Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Palmetto Historical Commission, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc., and the City of Palmetto.FWC receives Disney grant to restore scrub habitatThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to restore 20 acres of scrub habitat in the Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Highlands and Polk counties. The three-year project will restore part of the scrub ecosystem that occurs in patches throughout the state but is concentrated along the central spine of peninsular Florida in these two counties. Sandy scrub habitat supports many native species, including endangered and threatened wildlife such as the Florida scrub-jay, gopher tortoise and Southeastern American kestrel. The work at Lake Wales Ridge WEA will involve removing invasive exotic plants and reestablishing native plants such as saw palmetto, scrub palmetto and scrub holly. We want to thank Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for its $25,000 grant, an investment in restoring Florida scrub habitat in the Lake Wales Ridge WEA, said Mike Brooks, the FWCs Wildlife and Habitat Management section leader. Scrub habitat is what remains of ancient sand dunes and shorelines from seas that once covered much of Florida, and it is a critical ecosystem for survival of imperiled species such as the Florida scrub-jay and gopher tortoise. The project will involve the local community through the volunteer efforts of the FWCs Ridge Rangers program. Ridge Rangers will assist with growing select scrub plants in an onsite nursery/greenhouse, collecting and planting acorns and scrub palmetto berries, and setting out native scrub plants. The long-term goal is to restore native vegetation in this area of the Lake Wales Ridge WEA to support imperiled wildlife, with the habitat maintained by use of prescribed fire to mimic the natural cycle of fire necessary to conserve this natural landscape. The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund works to protect species and habitats, and connect kids to nature to help develop lifelong conservation values. Since its founding in 1995, DWCF has supported more than 1,000 conservation programs in 112 countries. For more on Disneys commitment to conserve nature, visit www.disney.com/ conservation. To learn about scrub habitat, go to MyFWC.com/WildlifeHabitats, and click on the Scrub link under Habitat Information.

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20 OCTOBER 24, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Sunday Football, 1 p.m.. 5 high-definition TVs. Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Stuffed Peppers with all the trimmings including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, Nov. 11 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Turkey with all the trimmings including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, Nov. 25 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Beef Stew on Biscuit including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Ben Myers 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. Steak dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Halloween Party with You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 4 p.m., game 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 p.m. RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. An introduction to free open source software alternatives to commonly used programs. Discover free alternatives to Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, even a completely free alternative to Windows O/S Ubuntu. Learn the layout, switching from tiles to desktop, and how to get the Start button back. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Roamin Oldies hold benefit for Feeding America Tampa BayOn Thursday, Nov. 7 the Roamin Oldies Car Club will hold a benefit show for Feeding America Tampa Bay from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Winn Dixie Plaza in Apollo Beach. There will be door prizes, a Peoples Choice award, a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese Auction. Music will be played by DJ Joe Ferrante. Admission is free. The cost to register a vehicle for the competition is $5 and a donation of non-perishable food and canned goods. J o e L a n g CFP G lenn K r cm a r ic, OS J R o b y n P a ya n t, P r esiden t T o m P a ya n t, C.E.O ., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA R e g i ster e d I n v e s t m en t A d v i s o rThomas 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!C a l l u s! 813-633-73331653 S un Ci t y C en t er P l aza S un Ci t y C en t er FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 21 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 | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS doveinteiors.hdwfg.com2011 & 2012BEST OF SOUTH SHORE Save $100* or more with rebates on qualifying purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions. S EPTEMBER 14 DECEMBER 17 2013 joy. W onderful w indow fashions now at a sa vings.Plus, a federal tax credit oppo rtuni ty on D uette Ar chi tella Honeycomb Shades through De cember 31, 2013.** Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades *See store for details Spacious kitchen with breakfast bar WAS $86,900 NOW $79,900 EQUAL HOUSING O PPORTUNITY EQUAL HOUSING O PPORTUNITY Riverside Club is an Open to the Public! Call (800) 889-9804 to RSVP. RiversideClubFlorida.com From US 41. East on Universal Dr. to Stephens Rd. Turn right to entrance on leftOpen floorplan, great for entertaining ONLY $129,900 FEA TUR ED N E W HOM ES Maintenance-free front & back deck WAS $89,900 NOW $84,900 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 BuddyBuddy is a young gray tabby cat who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Nip, Tuck and Wolfie. His mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Angie. Buddy loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, and is quite a charmer but he would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go out and see this handsome guy and give him that home. Buddy has been neutered and brought current on his shots. As part of his adoption he will be microchipped. DOB: September 2, 2012. ChicoChico is a small, gentle and happy dog. Hes approximately 1.5 years old and is a soft apricot color. He is quick to welcome you with wags and kisses. He is a little more passive than his boisterous kennel mate. Chico is a fun little guy who seems to be dog-friendly and a people lover. He arrived at C.A.R.E. because a concerned member of the community found that he and his partner (Skippy) were abandoned by their owner. As part of Chicos adoption, he has been neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: Approx. April 2, 2012. Giant Book Sale at SouthShore LibraryThe Friends of the SouthShore Library will hold a Giant Book Sale at the SouthShore Library on Saturday, Nov. 16 in the large community room. Thousands of books will be on sale. The sale starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Go early for the best selection. There will be a huge selection of books sold in the popular Buck A Bag sale format. Fill a bag with your choice of books for $1! Also, all books in the regular book sale room will be available at half off the already low price. All the Funds from the sale will go to provide free literacy, art and environmental programs for children and adults at the SouthShore Regional Library. Call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396 for more information on the Book Sale and how to donate books to the Friends. Celebrate Halloween at the Glazer Childrens MuseumGet your little goblins ready for trick-or-treating inside the Glazer Childrens Museum on Thursday, Oct. 31. Youngsters should dress to impress for the 5 and 7:30 p.m. costume contests and parades. Monsters, ghosts and ghouls of all kinds can wiggle, wobble, and work it to the music of 12-year-old DJ Jake Dela Cruz between visits to all of the trick-or-treat stations filled with games, prizes, and candy. Dont miss the chance to meet WEDUs Sid the Science Kid, vote for your favorite pumpkin carving, and make your own monster in our Art Lab. Admission starts at $5. Exclusive Very Important Poltergeist Passes are available and include a private dinner and even more entertainment provided by Reactory Factory on Level 3 of the museum. Tickets may be purchased in advance at glazermuseum.org/events/ halloween-spree/. Space is limited. The Glazer Childrens Museum is located near Curtis Hixon Park at 10 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. For more information, call 813-443-3861.

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22 OCTOBER 24, 2013 At St. Josephs-South Physician Oce Building, you will nd many health care services in one convenient place. HealthPoint Medical Group Family Medicine Coming Fall 2013: Neurology Orthopedics Podiatry Pulmonary BayCare Outpatient Imaging features comprehensive diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, CT, ultrasound, DXA bone density, X-ray and digital mammography.BayCare Laboratories oers a team of highly trained and experienced professionals dedicated to providing accurate, timely and aordable testing. No appointment is necessary for most tests, and wait times are minimal. St. Josephs-South Physician Oce Building BC1303113-0913 St Joseph s South

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 23 SPECIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of WineAvailable for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, Wednesday through Saturday. 2 for $3999+ tax Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: DINNER: BRUNCH: Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: DINNER: BRUNCH: The LED lights on the cameras blink on a full-time quest. Several times a day and through the night, a camera catches something, a moth, perhaps, or just the changing of shadows from the sun moving overhead. Each time, it sends me an email with an image from our front door. I look through them but Im losing faith that the emails will contain what Im looking for. It has been almost four months and my little buddy, a cat named Emma, has not returned. The camera did pick up a cat once a cat that had stripes like Emma. But that cat also had white paws, something Emma does not. Over the past months, readers have contacted me with tips I once staked out a neighborhood in Sun City Center for three days hoping a tip would pan out. Someone asked my wife and me to look at a cat they rescued on her last day at Hillsborough Animal Services. It wasnt Emma but the cat needed a home and she found one with us. Cora Kitty now spends her nights cuddled up by my feet, and occasionally attacking them in the wee hours. Michelle made daily trips to Animal Services to check on cats that had been picked up. Not all that long ago, she dropped down to three times a week. Im hesitant to ask her if she is still going at all. There are more than seven billion people on this planet, which is basically nothing more than an organic spacecraft we all must Observations: Having hopeBy Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.netI can give money to organizations dedicated to feeding starving children but I cant see the results, I dont know if that cash is simply lining someones pocket stomach. I can loudly proclaim my support for our troops yet I go on with my day with purposeful lack of awareness as the bodies are buried. In many ways, in my I am also equally responsible for the global problems. I have made mistakes in my life and I can ask God to forgive me for them each and every day but nothing will change until I forgive myself. The only control I have, if any, is what I do with my own little insigworld during my short and insigI can be sincerely grateful to those in our military who put their lives on the line for this nation. I can be ers and paramedics who do the same for our neighborhoods. I can be grateful to those who teach our children and to those who care for those in need. I can be decent and helpful to my neighbors and I can love my family and friends, and do all of that with the responsibility it entails. I can give a cat a home and I can shed tears for a cat that I am only now accepting may not come home. Will any of that change the world? Not really, but it cant hurt. Once I get over myself and my own insigI can also take chances, roll the dice, and try to make a difference because Ill know that the worst thing that could happen would be that I would live to regret something. Which, of course, given the short time we have on this planet, would actually be something of a blessing. I can ask so many questions about the meaning of life but the only real question with meaning is this: is my existence going to assist in human progress, even in the smallest way, or am I going to detract from it? While we argue over minutia, the worlds next Albert Einstein may be starving to death in Somalia. Or South Dakota. Close your eyes and think about the future decades and millions of miles away from where we are now. Do you see war and starvaturistic cities, limitless energy, and our descendants who are better I see hope for humanity. I simply cant believe we were put here to just screw things up; I believe that we are here to make things better atom by atom, step by step, life by life. I have hope in abundance. Which, on a much smaller scale, is why the LED lights on the Emma-Cams are still blinking. I have hope. share that is hurtling across the universe at roughly a million miles per hour. From somewhere far out there, our Sun is just another nondescript star, one of at least 300 million stars in our galaxy alone. We see our technology and think of ourselves as advanced yet humans have never left Earths orbit, and it has been 40 years since we last landed on the Moon. Today, we dont even have the capability to do that. Worse, according to the World Health Organization, one third of the people on this planet are starving, and more than 20,000 of our fellow humans will starve to death today alone. In the vastness of the universe, we are nothing more than the atoms that make up a grain of sand. And that includes all of us: dictators, kings, presidents, paupers, and the Koch Brothers. From on regardless of our station in life. From the standpoint of history, the short blips of our lifespans are also share this one small, four billionyear-old rock in a lonely and quiet solar system but we havent yet mastered how to do it peacefully. Youd think I would have more to worry about than a missing cat. Of course I do. It is astounding that in 2013 people are still starving. There is political corruption, a troubled economy, and bad guys with little regard for anyones life but their own. There is a whole host of things to worry about.MitchITCH TRaAPhagenHAGEN PhotoPHOTOWill giving this cat named Cora a home make a difference in the world? Perhaps

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24 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h OCTOBER 24, 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} What is the value of political freedom but as a means to moral freedom. —Henry David Thoreau Christ Centered — Holy Spirit Led — Sunday 10:00 a.m. HUNGRY FOR REVIVAL? www.theanointingchurch.com PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP Sun City Center Inn, S.R. 674 & Pebble Beach Dr., Meeting Room Area Obituaries DWWL\003-R\003+DWHOG May 10, 1953 October 18, 2013 Patti Jo Hatfield, 60, of Ruskin, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Born May 10, 1953 in Buckhan County, Va., Patti was a longtime resident of Ruskin, Fla., along with her husband Larry Hatfield. She worked hard at their family business as a tropical fish farmer. She loved to garden and being out on the boat fishing. Patti is preceded in death by her mother Ella Marie; sister Brenda, and brother Newton Jr. She is survived by her loving husband Larry Hatfield of Ruskin; children Joey Hatfield and Erica Schaub of Ruskin; son-in law Mike Schaub and daughterin-law Tina Detty; grandchildren Sarah, Joshua and Peite; father Newton Boyd, of Zephyrhills; siblings Faye Whitehurst and Larry Boyd of Tampa. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday night, October 22, 2013 at Zipperer’s Funeral Home. 'DUUHOO\003/HH\003:LOOLDPV Darrell Lee Williams, man of Nature, former Navy sailor, commercial diver, marine captain, navigator of the seas, and fisherman died on September 30, 2013 in sunny Florida. Born on June, 22, 1950 in Glendale, California, he was the son of Loretta May Norton and Darrell Maurice Williams. He was one of five brothers including Jack Chase (deceased), Robert Chase, Randall Williams (wife Tami) and Gregory Hoffman, all of California. Darrell worked as a contractor for telecommunications companies throughout the United States. In 1989, he accepted a contract with GTE and was sent to Everett, Washington, where he met his future wife, also a telecommunications contractor, who had waited 42 years for his arrival. Shortly thereafter, they were given the opportunity to work in Florida and left Washington for 22 years. Darrell and Sydney Ann embraced the Florida lifestyle. Darrell enjoyed golfing and had been a member of the Gasparilla Krewes, Rough Riders and F-Troop. Darrell was the consummate host, chef and bartender. Guests in their home were never left unattended. Situated on a canal, their patio and tiki bar were festooned with lights, plants, and colorful paintings of sea life. It certainly attracted the attention of passing boats. Darrell was an entertainer and teller of tales. His life was rich with experiences that made his stories both mesmerizing and hysterical. He was the best of husbands, always insuring that Sydney Ann had what she needed to have a happy life. Darrell was a wonderful and caring son-in law to his mother-in-law Sybil Johnson of Everett, Washington and happily accepted her grandchildren and Sydney Ann’s nieces and nephews as his own family. He was loved very much by all of them. He leaves behind his wife Sydney Ann of Apollo Beach, his Mason family of Everett Washington and his California brothers. He also leaves behind legions of friends who will miss his humor, stories and most of all, his thoughtfulness. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to C.A.R.E. Animal rescue, 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570, or the National Kidney Foundation UMC hosts program on how Hospice can help When treatment options have been exhausted or declines in aging take their toll, a different care plan should be designed so that your loved one’s needs are addressed in the best possible ways. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will hold a discussion about COMFORT CARE, when and where life-care decisions should be made, as well as other family concerns. Sue Pagano from LifePath Hospice will be the presenter. UMC is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit www.umcscc.org. Scholar-in-residence weekend approaches at Brandon synagogue Rabbi Mark Glickman, noted author, will appear at Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon on Friday evening, Oct. 25 at 7:45 p.m. to discuss his book B urnt Pearls: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Nazi Jewish Library This work addresses the discovery of millions of volumes of Judaica surprisingly preserved during WWII by the Nazis. On Saturday evening, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., Rabbi Glickman will address his earlier book entitled Indiana Jones meets the DaVinci Code in an Old Egyptian Synagogue This true story addresses the largest trove of early Jewish manuscripts ever discovered, found in the attic of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. The Adult Education Committee of Congregation Beth Shalom is pleased to welcome Rabbi Glickman, who comes to Florida from congregations he serves in the State of Washington. He writes a religion column for the Seattle Times and has been featured in many other books and journals. These events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Chairperson Janice Perelman at chinadolljp@verizon. net or call 813-571-2029. UCC welcomes new members Standing, from left: Rev. John Von Larkum, Sandy Von Larkum, Cos DeLisa and Dee Kelley. Seated is Era Grace. St. Andrew welcomes newcomers St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center recently welcomed four new members into the church. From left: Randy Anderson, Roger Daft, Cindy Daft, and Don Wyrick. There is a church in South America that is built on a plateau 10,000 feet above sea level. It is called The Church of the Penitents. From its perch above the city it can be seen for miles. One of the most interesting facts about the church is how it came to be built. For years, each member of the church would carry two bricks to the church site for each sin they committed during the day. It continued until they had enough bricks to build the church. One day a visitor, fascinated with the story, decided to count every brick. When he was through, he shouted, “A church of sins!” Is that not one of the reasons for the church? A place where individuals can bring their sins and ask God for forgiveness? The church exists to evangelize sinners, not entertain saints. It is to gather for prayer, not meet for parties. Jesus said, “I did not come to Seeds from the Sower call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” If you have never responded to His call, won’t you do so today? Visit us at: SowerMinistires.org. Michael A. Guido, DD Q

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OCTOBER 24, 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 McCollWin Trio returns to St. AndrewThe McCollWin Trio returns to Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church for a special concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. The trio includes the well-known pianist and organist Robert Winslow, from the faculty of Hillsborough Community College, and flautist Kim McCormick, PhD., from the faculty of USF. Oboist Amy Collins is on the artistic faculty of USF, from which she holds a Masters of Music degree. Collins is also the principal oboist with Opera Tampa. This concert is part of the Fine Arts Concert Series offered by St. Andrew, located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in SCC. Season tickets for seven concerts are $40; tickets at the door are $10 each. For more information call the church at 813-634-1252, or Judy Voorhees at 813-642-8125.Catholic Women meet Nov. 7Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women of Sun City Center will meet on Thursday, Nov. 7 for 8 a.m. Mass, followed by a light breakfast and meeting in the Conesa Center. The November meeting guest speaker will discuss the programs of the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. This meeting will include a Baby Shower to benefit Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center. If you wish to donate, items on their Wish List include gifts for baby: diapers, pacifiers, baby bottles, baby lotion, wash and shampoo, baby clothes (up to 24 months), onesies (all sizes), receiving blankets, and crib sheets. Gifts for moms include body lotions, deodorant, bath wash, shampoo and conditioner. Certificates from Wal-Mart or Target are also welcome. Tickets for the groups annual Christmas Party/Luncheon are $18, and will be available at this meeting. The event will be Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Sandpiper Grille, with a choice of chicken piccata or pot roast. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, contact Lynn at 941-723-8431.Questions people ask about Unitarian UniversalismJeanne Danek, a founding member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center, will present a program on Questions Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. Coffee and conversation start at 7 p.m., with the service at 7:30 p.m. All are cordially invited. JEANNE DANEKEnjoy Thanksgiving with UCCThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., will host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the Great Hall of the church. The dinner, prepared by Laura Schuler of Sun Coast Catering, will be turkey with all the fixins. Dinner will be served at noon. The cost is $14 per person. Reservations must be made in advance and tickets can be bought at the church office Monday through Friday. All are invited and welcome. For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1304.Maranatha Church hosts Community SingSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association (SHMA) will host the monthly Community Sing on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Maranatha Church of God, 55 6th Ave. SE in Ruskin. The Sing starts at 7 p.m., with the prelude beginning at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Call 813-634-1538 for more information or visit www.shmasouthshores.org. SHMA is an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County. For the 20th consecutive year, the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton will host its National Missions Conference. In 1993 Help (Help Evangelize Lost People) Ministries was founded by seven pastors in Central Florida. Not only has there been a conference ever since, but pastors across the country are also participating. Starting Sunday, Nov. 3 and running through Wednesday, Nov. 6, missionaries from eight countries will participate in the conference: Gaines Haniff from Suriname; Eliud Sudi from Kenya; Jose Gomez, Sr. from Mexico; Jose Gomez, Jr. from Mexico; George Situma from Kenya; Vito Aomi from Nagaland; First Baptist Church of Gibsonton hosts National Mission ConferenceAganor Exanor from Haiti; Tony MaraMara from the Philippines; and Silvirio Desierto from Bangladesh. Services will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday. All are invited to attend. First Baptist Church is located at 9912 Indiana St. in Gibsonton. Call 813-677-1301 for more information.Cue the cards and board games!Anyone who likes to play cards or board games is invited to join the Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women on Thursday, Nov. 14 from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. You can make up your own table in advance and join them for this dessert card party. Cards, pencils and tallies will be furnished. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813-633-2460.Womens Bible study group meets at UMCFor fellowship and in-depth Bible study, join the women of the United Methodist Church of SCC when they meet each Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information, call 813-6339083. 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.

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26 THE CURRENT OCTOBER 24, 2013 Nexium 20 mg ..............$28/monthCrestor 10 mg ..............$30/monthViagra 100 mg .......................$3/upAdvair 250/50mcg ........... (3) $164 Cymbalta 30 mg ..........$34/monthCelebrex 200 mg .........$30/month $10 OFFInitial OrderCANADIAN MEDS SOUTHDISCOUNT PRES CRIPTION DRUGS2Locations APOLLO SUN CITY CENTER BEACH KP Main Clubhouse (813) 413-7912sue@canadianmedssouth.com Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more 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? The Very Best6416 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Apollo Beach(Publix Shopping Center)(813) 645-5909www.verybestbarbers.com HOURS OF OPERATION:Mon. Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm $2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: It is not safe for your dog to hang his head out the car window. A piece of dirt could get lodged in his eye or a piece of debris could kick up and hit him in the face. It is best to keep your dog fully inside a moving car. Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping Guidance for family caregivers of Alzheimers offered Oct. 30The USF Health Byrd Alzheim ers Institute, Right at Home, In Home Care, Horizon Bay Memory Care and Hyde Park United Methodist Church are sponsoring a free community program, Alzheim ers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheimers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. The program is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is requested to reserve a seat. Hyde Park UMC is located at 414 Magnolia Ave. in Tampa. For more information or to register, call 813-974-4357. Emotionally unstable elderly people tend to accept financial assistance more readily than their more stable peers, a new Univer sity of Florida study shows. Martie Gillen, an assistant professor in family, youth and community sciences at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, studied how personality traits play a role in whether elderly people are willing to accept financial assistance from others and in what form. Gillen said the study has impli cations for public assistance programs, including food stamps. It may be that such programs should be better marketed to older adults, she said. Many elderly people are eli gible for food stamps, but will not sign up for the benefits, she said. The study drew from data gathered by University of Michigan researchers from 2006-2008. The Health and Retirement Study is a national look at the economic and health status of more than 20,000 older Americans. The more recent study, co-authored by Kim Hyungsoo, a family sciences professor at the University of Kentucky, was published online this summer in the Journal of UF study indicates distressed seniors more likely to accept financial helpFamily and Economic Issues Gillen and Hyungsoo examined financial habits as they related to five personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. For her study, Gillen used the American Psychological Associations definition of neuroticism: a chronic level of emotional instabil ity and proneness to psychological distress. Unlike neurotic or conscientious older adults, those deemed agreeable were more likely to accept financial help from relatives, the study found. Those adults may have a better support network in retirement, Gillen said. Gillen also examined three types of financial assistance: credit card debt and home equity loans; family (for example, loans from family members or transfers of funds) and public aid (for example, food stamps and Medicaid). One finding she deemed noteworthy was that neurotic older adults are more likely to use credit cards. Older adults with relatively higher levels of neuroticism were more likely to have personal debt in later years, Gillen said. BBB warns real estate offices about targeted scamReal estate offices and agents are being warned of a phishing scam that targets them. The messages are fake Better Business Bureau emails that claim the company is being investigated, and threaten legal action if the receiver does not respond with more informa tion. However, links in the emails lead to websites that ask for detailed financial information. Some of the emails contain attachments that may include viruses or other malware. Better Business Bureau is frequently spoofed by scammers and other criminals, because we are a trusted source and the recipi ents are more likely to open the emails if they have the familiar BBB name and logo, noted Car rie A. Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB). We have a vigorous program to detect these phishing campaigns as soon as they start, and we have been successful in shutting down more than 175 fraudulent websites in the past 18 months. We are taking an extra step this time to warn real estate agents and offices, because we havent previously seen one specific industry targeted like this, Hurt added. The fraudulent emails have been sent to real estate offices across the U.S., from New York to Phoenix, but Clearwater, Florida, seems to be specifically targeted. CBBB is working with a professional deactivation service to have the fraudulent websites taken out of service, an action that normally takes less than a day and sometimes is as quick as one or two hours. BBB has taken numerous steps to assure the security of its official email. All 113 BBBs across the U.S. and Canada, as well as the headquarters offices in Arlington, Virginia, and New York City, use multiple authentication protocols (SPF, DKIM and DMARC). This allows BBB to alert internet service providers immediately to reject emails that dont carry the proper authentication. About half of all ISPs honor BBBs reject requests, and these represent about 80% of all email traffic.Fall means fun, exciting programs at Lettuce Lake ParkJoin Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department for fun and exciting programs in the fall at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa. Every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and again at noon, Park Rangers hold one-hour hands-on nature educational programs, meeting inside the Visitor Center. Participation cost is $5 per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult, parent(s) or guardian. Adults without children may join for $5 were all kids at heart! Only cash payments are accepted at this time. There is also a $2 per vehicle park entry fee (up to eight people) per car. Participation is open to all ages, and walk-ins are welcome. However, large groups, such as home schools, scouts, and birthday parties should pre-register. Schedule:. for Them! (Bird Call)! ing! Special Person You Love! Print! For more information, contact Lettuce Lake Park at 813-987-6204.Next Thursday, Oct. 31, is Halloween. Watch for kids crossing the roads and between cars. Make sure your child carries a ashlight or wears light clothing. Be safe Have fun!

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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. ersonL Over 35yrs experience as professional performer & teacher. Lessons at my home in Apollo Beach. 863-397-4919 pets 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 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 reAlmost 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 Garage sale. Complete double bed set, good mattress, spring, sheet, comforter, shams, bed skirt, lamp. (2) oak end tables. Friday 7am-? 1751 Del Webb West, SCC. Garage sale. Friday, Oct. 25, 8am1pm. 1710 Atrium Dr., SCC. House hold items, Christmas, clothing, electronics. All price to sell. South Bay Hospital for American Heart Assoc. Saturday, Oct. 26. 8am-noon. 4051 Upper Creek Dr., SCC. Garage sale. 302 Caloosa Woods Lane, SCC. Friday, 8am-? 2006 Club Car golf cart, VGC, table saw, power tools, dining room set, decorative glassware & more. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9am-noon. Premoving sale. 703 Plumbrook Rd, Green Briar, SCC. Lots & lots of misc. Garage sale. Oct. 25 & 26, 1517 Council Dr., SCC. 8am-1pm. Glassware, books, clothing & more. Bahia Lakes community yard sale. off 11th Ave., NW, Ruskin. Saturday, Oct. 26, 8am-1pm. Rain date Oct. 27. Something for everyone. Moving/ yard sale. 1138 Oxbow Rd., Sundance. Oct. 26, 8am-1pm. Some furniture, clothing, glass ware& odds & ends. Garage sale. Never used Hammock, tools, small appliances, lamp, gardening tools, misc. household. Friday, Oct. 25, 8am-1pm. 1133 Signature Drive, SCC. (Off Platinum) st te esQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Estate sale. SCC. 203 Amesbury Circle, St Andrews. Friday, Saturday, 10/25 & 10/26, 9am-5pm. Large bedroom set, roll top desk, some wicker, tools, clothes, books, tapes, DVDs, TVs, sewing, craft supplies & misc. Estate sale: October 24, 25 & 26. 8am-4pm. Club Car golf cart, Hammond organ, Grandfather clock, sleeper sofa, 5 pc bedroom set, queen bed, dining room table w/ chairs, buffet/ hutch/ w/ glass shelving, cream color sofa w/ wood trim, marble coffee & end tables, living room chairs, 3 pc tan leather sectional sofa, electric lift chair (new), TVs, kitchen table w/ chairs, patio furniture, radio, sailboat, household & misc. items. 1013 El Rancho Dr., SCC Cell: 382-7536 J & P Auction FeverThrift & Consignment ShopNew merchandise put out daily! Open Tues-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-4Accepting major credit cards 93 7th813-732-5000 & 813-601-0983 Read the entire newspaper online includgoing to Observernews. net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTED Will be buying coins Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. 3 p.m. 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. (813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189 ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch Out for Counterfeit Coins Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables WANTED!Old records & vintage stereo equipment 1950s 1970s Must be in good condition.Any type of music considered. I also purchase costume jewelry.Call Garry 707-508-9949 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Stanley China Cabinet, Glass-Top Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Glass-Top Coffee & Lamp Tables, Wrought Iron Sofa Table, Kitchen Pub-Style Table w/ Chairs, Mid-Century Modern Eames Style Recliner w/Ottoman, Leather Sleeper Sofa, Lounger, Craft Items, Silk Plants, Home Dcor, Ladies Clothing, Glassware, Kitchenware, Wrought Iron Patio Furniture, Patio Set w/Umbrella, Hand and Power Tools, Household & Garage Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!2213 New Bedford Dr. Sun City CenterFRIDAY & SATURDAY Oct. 25th & 26th7 a.m. NOON Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Oct. 23, 25, 2650% off all Petite wear Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDSPECIAL!Lg. Size Diapers 24 pkg.(22-36 lbs.)$5.49Lowest price in the area!! Limit 4 per family NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 Ruskin United Methodist ChurchMETHODIST MENChicken Dinner $7Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Salad, Dessert, and DrinkSaturday, Nov. 24 to 6 p.m. 813-645-1241

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 Jazzy 614HD handicap Scooter for large person. For sale or trade for small pickup truck or hunting equip ment. Almost new. Valued $3,000. 813-677-9634 Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Reasonably priced. Call for free estimate. Guaranteed to beat any 813-345-6599 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com Total Lawn Maintenance Landscaping/Sod/Mulch Landscape Maintenance Irrigation Monitoring & RepairFREE ESTIMATES/REASONABLE RATESB&S Lawn Care, Inc.www.bandslawncare.com813-645-7266 Y our home will be staged for best results. W orking in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel fr ee to call about the sale or its contents d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 Beautiful lake front. Isabella Villa, 2br/2ba/2cg, many upgrades. Must see. $189.500. Keller Williams, 813-727-5229. M/S #T2572472 Ruskin. 3br/1ba DW in 55+ park. New floors, roof, bath, kitchen. 12x26 shop. Owner finance. $13,500 obo. 813-260-2636 or 813-230-0846 (2) One bedroom, one bath, furnished. 55+ park on the river in Ruskin. $7,000 or rent to own. 813-867-9139 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 For rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-325-8483 SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 Thinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 Walking distance to Lennard HS. New 3br/2ba/2cg home. New appliances, paint & carpet. $1100 monthly, security deposit required. Call 813 629-0189 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. 813645-1801 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886Beautiful 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 517262-3720 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886 RV for rent. 1 bedroom on private property. $125 weekly includes utili ties plus deposit. 813-363-6001 Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 Troubleshooting solutions. Per sonalized home instruction. Wire less home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-5067748 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 Quality housecleaning with integ rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. Affordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123. Ask about free boxes. No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-6290108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469 Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. Call Beverly 813-645-3111 to words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold line $3. 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 LOT OVERLOOKING RUSKIN INLET! Over acre, with very old house (maybe a teardown?...) and large shed in back. Perfect location for stilt home with great view of water. Boat ramp across street! Adjacent lot also available. $35,000. DOUBLE LOT WITH 2BR/2BA+DEN MOBILE HOME: Enclosed lanai, laminate oors in living-rm, CHA, water softener, carport, detached utility shed and 2 other sheds. M/H needs little TLC. No HOA, not in ood zone. 2nd lot can be improved. $59,000. BEAUTIFUL 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT, across the street from Little Manatee River. Peaceful area, close to town, boat ramp and park at end of street. All new utilities are there and ready for your MHome/House! $84,500. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 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 1/3 ACRE CORNER LOT WITH HUGE OAKS ZONED FOR HOME OR DUPLEX: Water, electric available (old home on site burned). Convenient location close to everything. $25,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 GREAT RIVERFRONT GET-AWAY! Secluded 3BR/2BA furnished older M/H in excellent condition, newer roof, large and utility shed +washer & dryer. $139,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 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 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 This 2BR/1BA in an age-restricted and gated community with low HOA fees, Screened porch, carport and storage is just what the Doctor ordered. No JUST $39,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this very nice 70x108 lot in beautiful Bimini Bay. Soon to have access to saltwater canal. 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32 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2013 Were open Monday Friday 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.A doctors ofce for the entire family thats close to home. For appointments, call (813) 844-4600.10647 Big Bend Road Riverview, FL 33579 www.tgmg.org Same-day appointments available. Secure online access to portions of your medical record via MyChart. FREE mobile app available. We participate in most major health plans. Visit www.tgmg.org for a list of accepted insurance plans.Prema L. Ramsahai, D.O. Our family medicine physician is ready to meet the healthcare needs of your entire family from babies to grandparents. Dr. Ramsahai provides a range of healthcare services, from immunizations and treatment of childhood illnesses to management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. 301 75Big Bend Rd. Big Bend Rd. tgh_27844_01_TGMG_Rview_10x7.5_ON&C_M.indd 1 10/4/13 10:22 AM Bowling for dollars, ABWIG crosses the finish lineparking lot more than a dozen classic cars were strutting their shiny, chrome stuff, all in an effort to cross the $250,000 finish line. Weve said all along that this is about property values and about maintaining our way of life, Berkstresser continued. This is a water community, that is why people come down here and buy homes here. If word gets out that you cant get a boat in or out of here that will hurt property values. Whether or not you live on the water, your property is impacted by comps. If the comps go up, everyones value goes up. ABWIG has additionally stressed that the existing and new residents buying those homes are the customers for all of the businesses in the community and the surrounding area. And with the groups final fundraiser now in the rear view mirror, what will happen to ABWIG? It will go dormant, Berkstresser said. It doesnt go away, the website will still be up so people can find out about the latest and greatest things. But this sort of thing only needs to be done every 10 or 15 years. Well keep some money in the bank for future use and because we have the responsibility for maintaining all of those channel markers. But all the activity over the past three years, the monthly meetings and the open houses, that all will stop. And now organizers are hoping the county will step up to the plate so a group of private citizens doesnt have to do this again when, inevitably, it will be needed. What is really going to happen is we are going to have to go into a Phase II mode, Berkstresser said. We are putting it back (the channels) to the way it was. Now, the county has the perfect opportunity to take this and maintain it. There have been no funds ever put aside for the maintenance and that doesnt even count the canals, which is another issue entirely. If they could just put $50,000 aside for each year, in 10 years they would have a half million dollars. They need to take the long-term view on this. And that long-term view could well mean additional property tax revenue for the county that could easily eclipse the relatively small quantity of funds put aside each year. Im really happy about this, Berkstresser continued. Some people in town didnt think we could do this. But after three years, its pretty rewarding. We hope that today is a very successful event. Indeed it was. According to Berkstresser, ABWIG picked up $6,147 at their final fundraiser, enough to put them over their goal. And with that, three years of work ended with a big success. The plan now moves to action with work beginning on the Apollo Beach Nature Park in June 2014. Dredging of the three channels is expected to begin in July 2014 and is expected to be complete by Nov. 1 of that year. The total project is expected to cost $1.5 million. The car show, the silent auction and all of the fun stuff we did at The Alley we had about 250 people there and all of the sponsors, Berkstresser said. We want the community to know just how much we appreciate their support. For more information, visit www.abwig.org. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSContinued from page 1X A strike in the making during the ABWIG bowling tournament, silent auction and classic car show fundraiser at The Alley at South Shore in Riverview. It was the organizations final fundraiser, pushing them over their $250,000 goal.



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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSHillsborough County Commissioners are moving forward on the South Coast Greenways project. Page 3. Its National Popcorn Month so enjoy a Halloween treat with this recipe for Green Zombies on page 18. PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 are you ready for ? October 24, 2013 Volume 57 Number 40 Bowling for dollars, ABWIG crosses the finish lineBy %  MiITchCH TTRAphPHAgGEnN mitch@observernews.netFor the past three years, ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Waterways Improvement Group has been beating the drums and knocking on doors in an effort to ensure that Apollo Beach remains a waterfront community. Their goal was to raise a quarter of a million dollars to dredge the north, south and main channels leading into the community from Tampa Bay. After countless fundraisers, monthly meetings, open houses and words (and no small amount of dollars) of support from area businesses, county officials and consultants, that goal has been reached with a final fundraiser held on Sunday. ABWIG turned three years of work into success. This is the final event, said Len Berkstresser of ABWIG from The Alley at South Shore on Big Bend Road in Riverview. We are at $227,000 right now and we hope that this will be a very successful event, picking up a few thousand more. We have a couple of outstanding donations that would then put us over our goal. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTONearby, teams were preparing for a fundraising bowling tournament, dozens of items were on display for a silent auction and outside in the Preserving historic Riverview graveyard a lifelong missionBy %  KEVinIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netAt the end of a dusty, deadend street choked with gnarled trees and brush, nature is slowly erasing the monuments to some of the founding fathers and mothers of South County. One the countys oldest graveyards, Riverviews Samford Cemetery marks the resting place for members of the Ransome, Manning and Buzbee families, with even a Russian princess among the bodies thought to be buried there. More than 100 headstones dot the old graveyard but at least six times that many souls rest there, according to Wimaumas Sue Bunting who has devoted her life to preserving the cemetery on Cone Grove Road just off U.S. Highway 301 in Riverview. There could be 650 people buried there, said Bunting, president of the Samford Cemetery Association Inc., a nonprofit corporation which has overseen the property since 1995. A partial survey of the oneacre plot in 2011 using groundpenetrating radar found evidence of at least 600 bodies on the property, said Bunting, who worked with researchers from the University of South Floridas anthropology department on the survey. They found graves we never knew were there, said Bunting whose great-great-grandmother is buried at Samford. Vienna Henry was the first person buried in the graveyard then called Peru Cemetery in the early 1800s, according to Buntings research. Peru was founded in the 1830s on the south side of the Alafia River, decades before Riverview which was settled in 1885 on the MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOnorth side of the river, according to the Tampa Historical Society. Peru, a name that today only appears on the earliest maps of the area, was absorbed into Riverview in the 1940s. The cemetery was renamed to honor Alexander Samford, a Methodist minister who died in an American Indian raid in 1891. Despite its age, his grave marker, a striking five-foot sandstone obelisk, is one of the best preserved in the cemetery today. A Russian princess, Natalia Polisky, was also buried there in Continued on page 15X Continued on page 32X T rick or TT reat StreetAriel and Flounder were in attendance at Riverviews Trick or Treat Street, a family fun event held last Saturday at Riverview High School. Thousands turned out to show off their costumes and pick up some treats from local businesses and organizations. More on page 11.

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Commissioners move forward with multi-million dollar Greenways project %  penny@observernews.netRichard Sanders, project manager for the South Coast Greenway, expects to have a report from the Tampa-based At the Sept. 19 budget meeting, both Sandra Murman of District 4, that covers most of South County, and Ken Hagen, who serves in a county-wide seat, pledged to back the project which would construct a multi-use pedestrian, jogging, skating and bike trail from Ruskin to Tampa both now and in the future. I want the county to commit to the South-Coast Greenway, Hagen said. Minutes of the meeting state that he wants the South County community to know that we (the Commissioners) are fully committed to this project, and although Im not sure when funding is needed to begin construction, I fully support the funding of Phase I and I want to ensure that we have a seamless process and timeline moving forward, Hagen continued. Phase I of the project takes in the area in Ruskin from College to 19th avenues. And will cost approximately $2 million to construct, said Williams. Phase II goes from 19th Avenue to Big Bend Road and will be funded by the developer of Waterset which is slated for that area along the East side of U.S. 41, he stated. Phase III goes from Big Bend to Symmes Road and should cost about $4 million; Phase IV jumps to south Ruskin, and goes from College Avenue to the Little Manatee River. Phase V again moves northward from Symmes Road to Gibsonton Drive and Phase VI from Gibsonton Drive to Madison Avenue, which is just southwest of Progress Village. The Greenways project was first put on the books in the 1990s when the county was drawing up its MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) plan that set land uses and densities. Since that time it has been supported by local environmental activists. Mariella Smith of Ruskin set up a website at http://bit. ly/SoCoGway that follows the project and advises people of public meetings that concern its future. Prior to the Commissioners September budget meeting Smith made flyers and sent out emails urging residents to tell Commissioners to fund the Greenways. We need to preserve lands and have nature trails, Smith said. The paved trail is not only for recreation, but for safe transportation, she wrote on her flyer. People who want to see the countys description of what the Greenways plan is and where it was slated to go (according to the 2007 preliminary study by Wilson-Miller) may visit https:// app.box.com/shared/d3sykkkexa. design firm Stantec any day that will detail that firms exact scope of services. Im waiting to see their proposal, Sanders said in an interview Oct. 16. Stantec was chosen by Hillsborough County engineers to do a detailed study of the Greenway project that will include things like how it will be constructed and what materials will be used. County Commissioners approved $400,000 at their Sept. 19 budget meeting for this phase of the first portion of South Countys Greenways project. In 2006, the firm of WilsonMiller (which is now a part of Stantec) did a PD & E study costing $75,000 for this phase of the project, said Mike Williams, director of county engineering. The PD & E differs from the new study because it is very preliminarybroad, Williams said. PD & E studies are to figure out the alignment. Theyre a planning tool to find out the very basics of what and where (something will, or can, go). PD & E is Hillsborough Countys shorthand for planning, design and engineering and precedes every detailed study. The Greenways project is a trail for non-motorized vehicles, Sanders explained. It is a corridor through South County, some of which may eventually connect to Greenways and connected trails in the North part of the county, he said. Future plans all depend on if and when the funds for various portions of the planned trail are budgeted.

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4 OCTOBER 24, 2013 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers LA Fitness Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical SAVE $100Some restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 10/31/13 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The 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, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC Plaza 7 $ 99 $ 149*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 10/31/13 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 10/31/13 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 10/31/13 CR39$25* $25* with rebateon a Complete Pair of Glasses SAVE $ 100 I heard a great story from a friend recently that I think makes a wonderful point. He swears that it is true, but he is a person prone to tell tales, so you make up your own mind as to its truth. True or not, it contains some wisdom. It seems he was watching a man use a mule to pull some very heavy loads out of a field. The driver would shout encouragement occasionally, Pull, John. Pull, Caesar. My friend finally went up to the man and asked, since there was only one mule, why he kept calling two names. The man replied that the mules name was John and he tended to be a bit lazy. To get him to work, he had to have blinders on so he could not see around him. My friend replied that he still didnt understand why he called the mule by two names. The man then explained, With the blinders on, John thinks there is another mule with him and he does things he would not even attempt if he thought he was alone. How many of us are like John? I know I am. Since I am a people person, I much prefer to work with others rather than tackle things by myself. But on the other hand, I have noticed that I get more done when I am with others even if they do little or nothing to drive the project forward. I think it is just that having someone else around gives me a feeling of security and encourages me to try harder than if I am alone. Another reason I may be more productive when others are around is that if I am alone and decide to goof off, I am wasting only my time. If I am with others, I know Im impacting their time. By William Hodges With more and more of us working alone, i.e., in home offices and telecommuting, this feeling of being alone is creating more problems. We are not mules and we dont wear blinders, so how do we fool ourselves into thinking we have help? We dont; we actually find the company. Here are some ways to feel as though there is a second mule in harness. with a friend to talk each day on the phone about your challenges for the day. Dont just chit chat, but really stay with your problems and opportunities of the day. Each friend will have the responsibility during the next call to ask how the day went against the plan of how the day was supposed to go. This will do several things. First, it will force you to make a plan; second, it will hold you accountable to someone for the plan; and third, it will give you a chance to express out loud what you intend to do, which will help clarify your thinking. association that represents your craft or discipline. It is amazing how the networking that comes from belonging to such a group can give you a sense of someone being in harness with you. I know some of my best friendships have been established because of these professional memberships. I also know that if I face a professional problem, one of my colleagues will more than likely have an answer for me. feel alone and overwhelmed, pick up and read some of the great motivational books available from the library. There have been days that I have, through their writings, had the pleasure of working in harness with such greats as Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone, Dale Carnegie and Stephen Covey. Working alone for most of us is not fun, but when you do and have to get something done, look neither right nor left and yell, Pull, Caesar.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 : 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Pull, Caesar Parents Night Out On Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. Treat your kids and yourselves to a fun night out! Let MOSIs Education Department staff care for and entertain your children with Minecraft and other age-appropriate video games, museum treasure hunts, creative play, and more. Kids dine on pizza and drinks while parents enjoy a welldeserved evening on the town. Ages 5 and up. Advanced registration required. Call 813-987-6000 or visit MOSI.org. Program Fee: $25 per child.

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 5 FREE consultations available | Call (855) 313-1150 today or visit LungInstitute.com Dont miss this moment... because of COPD symptoms. I used to sit in the car at my grandkids ballgames cause I couldnt make it to the bleachers. Now Im able to sit and watch the game, its awesome! Ike McKelvain, 55 Enterprise, MississippiLearn more about our innovative COPD treatments and how we can help you breathe easier. Meet one-on-one with our chief medical director, Dr. Burton Feinerman, to discuss how we can create a personalized treatment plan thats right for you.100%of procedures are outpatient500+ treatments performed Breathe Easier. Five businesses lauded at chamber galaBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comBusiness smarts and savvy paid off for five local businesses last week when they were singled out for acclaim at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerces 2013 32nd annual Small Business of the Year Award Gala. A local dentist, innovative food delivery company and communications company were among those honored this year. The gala is truly about celebrating small businesses and entrepreneurs in our area, said Laura Simpson, the recently installed president and CEO of the Chamber. We recognize that small businesses are a big part of our local economy. The finalists that were highlighted this year were representatives of the types of quality businesses our community holds. Natalie Carr of Carr Pediatric Dentistry who grew up in Apollo Beach and graduated from East Bay High School was quick to thank her staff after taking home the blue ribbon in the Minority and Woman Owned Business category. I have been blessed to be surrounded by a wonderful group of women who always have the best interests of the patients in mind. This is recognition of them, Carr said. Opened in 2010 with two employees, Carrs business has grown to 12 employees. It was very exciting for my team to win, said Carr who put the award down to her staffs commitment to customer service and providing a positive experience for children and their parents. Participating in community events like Brandons Trick or Treat Street also helped, Carr said. Our vision is not only to provide excellent dental care but also help educate our community. Dumping time cards for tuxedos for one night, more than 250 people turned out for the event, one of the highlights of the Brandon business communitys social calendar. Including Carr Pediatric Dentistry, the winners were: You Say When Yogurt Shoppe Brandon Open MRI Sencommunications, Inc. TakeOut Butler Erik Butler, founder of TakeOut Butler and the 2009 Riverview Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, started his business in May 2009 with two employees helping dispatch independent contractor drivers. His business provides timely delivery of meals from local restaurants, covering an area encompassing Sun City Center, Ruskin, Riverview, Brandon and western Tampa. Reluctant to share specific numbers on how the business has grown, we have grown exponentially from day one, offered Butler. With 90 percent of his business driven from the companys web page and a $3.99 delivery fee, we provide a level of convenience and value that customers are thrilled with, Butler said. We provide restaurants with a delivery service without additional personnel. They dont have to worry about insurance or training for delivery staff allowing them to focus on their core business and grow. Up against an assisted living facility and school for children with disabilities, Stacie Senory Miller was getting ready to clap for someone else when the envelope was opened in the large company awards category. We were against two very worthy competitors, said the vice president of Sencommunications, Inc., a voice, video and data integration company. Winning was a very pleasant surprise. With 38 employees in Brandon, owned company is about to celebrate 25 years in business and planning to add staff in its sales department in the first quarter of 2014. This years winners range from the corporate offices of a yogurt shop whose excellence is being franchised around the country, started over 20 years ago and is now beginning to transition to the next generation, Simpson said. These are stories of excellence that need to be shared and our organization is thrilled to create a platform to do so. HUThH & BOOThH PhHOTOGRAphPHYTony Del Castillo of the Tampa Bay Times, left, with Chamber Small Business Programming Committee Chair and CRG Coaching Partners Carole Gill, Carr Pediatrics Natalie Carr and Dave Brown of the Bank of Tampas Brandon Division, the events title sponsor. Tony Del Castillo, left, with Erik Butler of TakeOut Butler, Carole Gill and Dave Brown. Tony Del Castillo, left, with Carole Gill, Stacie Senory Miller and Paul Senory of Sencommunications, Inc. and Dave Brown.

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6 OCTOBER 24, 2013 Blossominto a new you! 11th Annual Speaking of Womens Health Conference Physicians are on the medical sta of Manatee Memorial Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Memorial Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. 206 Second Street East Bradenton, FL 34208 For tickets, call 941.745.7545 Your day includes 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 Financial webinars offer credit tips and toolsMy favorite Halloween costume was one my mother made for me when I was in the fourth grade. I went as I Dream of Jeannie and the boy next door went as an astronaut. We made the perfect pair. Or we would have if it hadnt been 35 degrees outside and we both had to wear parkas over our outfits. Still, I had my pony tail bouncing from on high with the shear headdress and penny trim. And Ronnie, my neighbor, still had his space helmet (in reality, a football helmet plastered with aluminum foil.) The most unique outfit I ever wore was the next year when Magic Mom and her great imagination conjured up a way for me to go as an interstate. Black sweats, yellow and white iron-on ribbon, Matchbook cars safety pinned running up and down my body Trick or Treating was easier in the late s in a small rural town in North Carolina. Even blocks away, every parent at every house knew the kid who was knocking on their door. The haul was enough to make the dentists in town rich beyond their wildest dreams. And costumes were recycled and reused, if not by your younger siblings then surely by a younger neighbor. I have no idea how many kids ended up being an interstate, but no doubt several were. Then came the teenage years when we all thought we were too adult to By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Its all about the costume Hillsborough County is offering a series of financial management webinars that offer credit savviness, tips and tools. All the courses are free and online. Credit Use and PowerPay Debt Reduction Tools Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn strategies for wise credit use, factors that impact credit scores, and methods to pay off debt using a free, self-directed debt reduction program called PowerPay. Register at http://bit.ly/PowerPayToday. The Cost of False Health and Nutrition Promises Friday, Nov. 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn about the myths and misleading claims that entice consumers to spend time and money on health products and supplements that have not had sufficient scientific scrutiny. Register at http://bit.ly/FHCCost. 5 Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Learn about seasonal stressors, how to develop a holiday spending plan, alternatives to expensive gifts, and fine-tuning your financial plan for the holidays. Register at http://bit.ly/ssss2103. For more information about these webinars, contact Lisa Leslie at 813744-5519, ext. 54143. do childish things like dress up for Halloween. Instead, we acted like the holiday didnt even exist or we transitioned from a begging Trick or Treater to the one handing out the packets of candy corn. How wonderful to be middle aged and eager to get into costume again! Ive been planning all year for the upcoming Pall Bearers Ball to be held at the Sun City Center Funeral Home this Friday night. I cant tell you what I decided on, because I dont want to ruin the surprise! Just know its cute and clever and only cost me $3. I decided not to go overboard this year, as I already know Heather Campese of Sun City Senior Living and her date will steal the best couple award again. The Ball starts at 7 pm and the cost is only $10 with all proceeds going to the Lighthouse Food Pantry. Theyre also accepting nonperishable food items. There will be plenty of food and spirits (both kinds) music and mayhem. Ive heard tell there will be an electric chair complete with sparks and a torture rack. Anyone need an alignment? Prizes will be awarded for the Most Original Costume, the Scariest Costume, the Most Creative Costume, and Best Couple. As I said, I already know whos taking that one! Tickets are limited due to space constraints, so if you ever wanted a GOOD excuse to visit a funeral home, now you have one. Its not too late to get in and we have tickets here at the Chamber. I hope to see you there! Lets see if you recognize me. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 813-645-4048www.mmprintinc.com

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 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 Terrific Kids at Cypress Creek ElementaryOn Oct. 16, Cypress Creek Elementary School recognized these Terrific Kids, in a program sponsored by the SCC Kiwanis Club: Romina Garcia-Herrera, K-Vaughn Collins, Kurare Cartright, Anastasia Allen, Alyciah Murray, Miguel Villa, Ariana Ramos, Steven Parnes, Daniella Moya, Jessica Moreno, Hailee Williams, Philecia Garrett, Layla Rosell, Nathaniel Morgan, Yulitza Sanchez, Mauriana Williams, Baleria De La Cruz, Desaray Villarreal, Kalli Ercolina, Ayra Bologna, Kimberly Antonio, Tiffany Garcia, Melany Teran-Sotelo, Taylor VanPelt, Landon Fowler, Dalton Worthington, Alicia Lopez, Kenzie Pesina, Daniel Godinez-Bermudez, Carla Ramirez, Christian Bermudez-Vega, Marybet Lopez, Sharlys Roblero, Diante Hall, Eddie Garcia, Andrew Hardwick, Riley Burdick-Fannin, Janabelle Valdovinos, Dendya Homidas, Alyssa Garcia, Kelly Ahuexoteco, Aaliyah Castro, Ryan Blanc, Kaissa Cruz-Guerrero, Christopher Haunte De La Pena, Hunter Zager, Isabella Todaro, Chase Robinson, Katie Paskert, Franina White, Joselyn Ibarra-Carlin, Jazmin Vargas, Nicholas Rampersad, Nicholas Gaskill, Jakobi Culver, Arturo Rangel, Anthony Perez, Alondra Munoz, Erik Fernandez, Jose Campos, Jessica Pesina, Eimi Aguado, Sandra Godinez and Haleigh Menendez. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Oct. 24 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. ABCs and 123s of Toddler Yoga Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers ABCs and 123s of Preschool Yoga Friday, Oct. 25 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. 25 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. Baby Time Monday, Oct. 28 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 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. Super Science Monday: Mad Science Monday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10. Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments about SLIME! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Toddler Time Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 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. Book-O-Ween! Thursday, Oct. 31, all day Children ages 0-18 may visit any Hillsborough County Public Library and receive a free book! (while supplies last) Three East Bay students commended in the Merit Scholarship ProgramSara Hetherington, Noah Landgraf and Elysa Rutherford, all of East Bay High School, have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students are among the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Arts and Craft Show comes to Kings PointIf youre looking for the perfect holiday gift, youll want to visit the Annual Arts and Crafts Show held in the Borini Theatre in Kings Point on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event features all the creative outlets and highlights the handiwork of talented residents, including jewelry, pottery and hand-stitched items. The show is free, and open to the public. 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8 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2013 Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty(formerly Prudential Florida Realty)proudly sponsors our 8th Annual Fundraiser on behalf of The Sunshine Kids Foundation Tickets now available for $20 per person donationSunday, November 17, 2013DINNER: Catered by SHOW: Featuring our own local talent RAFFLE of many NEW items donated by local merchants. Tickets $2 each/3 for $5 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 Southwest Florida Water Management District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District land during the 2013-2014 feral hog dog hunt season to help reduce the wild hog population. The District will implement a three-phase hunting system. The top hunters of Phase 2 will be asked to participate in hog management activities for Phase 3. Phase 2 Hunts February through April 2014. of Phase 2 will be placed on the Districts top producer list and will be contacted between May and September 2014 to take part in feral hog management hunts on an behavior issues will disqualify registrant for incentive consideration at the sole determination of District staff. There will be no opportunity to question Districts disqualification of a registrant. Phase 3 As-Needed Management Hunts occur May through September 2014. qualify as top producers following the Phase 2 hunts will be contacted to take part in management hunts during this period. to top producers will be free of charge and non-transferable. will be offered participation in a minimum of two management hunts throughout the non-hunting season. All hunts will adhere to the hogdog format. No still hunts will be available. To view the 2013-2014 schedmatters.org grubs by rooting with their broad snouts and can leave an area lookDistrict to hold series of hog hunts in 2013-2014, permits available onlineing like a plowed field. They also with native species for food and livestock and humans. Additionalexotic plant species by transporting sites through rooting. The District allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when damage they cause is at unacceptable levels. Damage from hogs is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. The District-managed properties will be temporarily closed to the permitted hunters will be allowed rules of the areas where the hunts will take place are available on the Districts website at HogHunts. WaterMatters.org. This is the sixth consecutive year for the hunts. Last years hunts removed 428 hogs from four different tracts of land throughout the District.Musical tribute to Buddy Holly and Fats Domino Two leading impersonators of these rock n roll legends will appear with a multi-piece band for both listening and dancing. Tampa Bay eBus to visit Ruskin Oct. 28 marketing plan have boarded the bus to gain access to financial education and services. Letter to the Editor and picked him up. The technician scanned him for microchip and found none. She contactweighed between 10-12 pounds. to ask if they knew who the owner might be but there was no answer nor an this or someone else who would know who this little dog belonged to. Lesia Tyo

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: TUES., OCT. 29 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., NOV. 1 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., NOV. 5 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., NOV. 8 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! $200 Discountfor those attending luncheon Exp. Nov. 9, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. New Halloween party in Ruskin this Friday nightThe 1st Annual Trunk or Treat & Movies at the Park After Dark will arrive at the Ruskin Recreation Center on Friday, Oct. 25. This free, family-friendly event, sponsored by Hillsborough Countys Parks and Recreation Department, will include Trunk or Treat, a childrens costume contest and a Halloween family movie on the big screen. The fun runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 6th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, call Joy Robinson at 813-672-7881.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2013LOCALWestfield Family Spooktacular, Westfield Brandon Mall. Have a wicked good time! Join in as to giggle your way through tales of ghosts and goblins! Our first BOOk will have kids laughing at things that go bump in the barnyard. After a treat, kids can bug out with a craft and make their own Halloween mask. A trunk and treat, First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N. Knights Ave., hosts its annual fall festival Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. participants are asked to wear family friendly costumes. Hay rides, candy and games. Call: (813) 689-4161. R&R Ranch Fall Festival Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides, pony/donkey drawn cart rides and bounce houses, $10 per child and $2 for adults. Also, pumpkin decorating, face painting, pony painting and concessions. Haunted Hayride from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 for $5. Daylight rides are safe for little ones with the scary things coming out after the sun goes down. Located at 9805 Bryant Road in Lithia. Call: (813) 6533819.TAMPAFarm Fall Festival, Oct. 6-27 at 11 a.m. Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Racetrack Road, Tampa An event celebrating the arrival of fall with activities for children, including hayrides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, train rides, a bonfire and a scarecrow contest. Admission is $10. Children under 12 months free. Guppyween Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa Roam the aquarium while dressed in costumes and trickor-treat from tank-to-tank among more than 20,000 sea creatures. Lowry Park Zoos ZooBoo: 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa The ZooBoo experience includes five hair-raising haunts, seasonal displays and lights, mysterious music, a specialty gift shop, an inflatable fun zone, night rides and eerie adventures for monsters of all ages, Oct. 24-27. The haunted attractions at ZooBoo are designed to provide a startling experience for those who choose to participate without depicting violence or gore. Extensive decorations, animatronics, lights, sound effects, and costumed character actors (volunteers) in designated haunts, scare up a good time. Children (ages 11 and younger) are invited to come to ZooBoo in their most spooktacular attire. Toy weapons of any sort will not be permitted. For the comfort and safety of all guests, adults (ages 12 and older) are prohibited from wearing masks, wigs, face paint or costumes of any kind. Hours are 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7-10 p.m. on other select nights. Purchase tickets online at http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/ zooboo/ or at the Zoos front gate. Admission: $18 for adults, $14 for children ages 3-11, and free for children age 2 and younger. Parking is free. Admission includes rides. Busch Gardens Howl-OScream: 10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa Evil comes out to play at Busch Gardens Halloween event Howl-O-Scream for 14 select nights through Oct. 26 featuring an overgrown, dark and sinister park with adult-targeted fun, riding adrenaline-fuelled coasters at night, including Cheetah Hunt and tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner. Howl-O-Scream hours are 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday nights and 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. For detailed information, call 888-800-5447 or visit www.HowlOScream. com. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Monster Ball: 5223 Orient Road, Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will host a Monster Ball Oct. 26 featuring a special appearance by True Blood star Joe Manganiello. There will be monster mash-up music mixes provided by DJ Barry Carew and DJ Santana and a costume contest. No masks or full facial make-up allowed. Tickets: $15 and up. Information: 800-937-0010 or www.seminolehardrocktampa. com.POLK COUNTYHaunted Hangar, Oct. 1-31, opens at 1 p.m. Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City Take a walk through the spooky side of Fantasy of Flight with eerie stories of aviation lore, including the famous Lost Squadron and Lindberghs phantom companions. Included with admission to Fantasy of Flight.MANATEESpirit Voices from Old Manatee: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton Spirit Voices from Old Manatee, an original artistic drama staged at the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds, will be performed on the evenings of Oct. 17-19. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the cemetery tour begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. Cost: $17 per person. The show is not recommended for viewers younger than 10. Call 941-741-4076 for advance tickets. Due to the interactive nature of this event, all attendees will be required to sign a waiver at the gate, prior to admission. Please allow ample time for this process. The York Drive Project: 3512 York Dr., Bradenton In a seemingly normal neighborhood, a seemingly normal house will host The York Drive Project, a haunted house experience will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26. Admission: $3. Oct. 18 is food drive night, bring a non-perishable food item and the $3 admission charge will be waived. Information: www. theyorkdriveproject.squarespace. com. TreeUmph! Adventure Course Zombie Zip Tours: 21805 S.R. 70 E., Bradenton TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Floridas first treetop obstacle course, is now booking reservations for its Halloweenthemed Zombie Zip tours, 7:3010:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday Until -Nov. 2. Open to thrill-seekers ages 9 and older, entry for the haunted walk and zombie zip line is $20, or only $17 with a nonperishable food item to benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Space is limited. Daring adventurers will meander through a designated path on the dark 14-acre forest for the haunted walk through zombie land, where terrors, zombies and frights appear at every turn -and from above. The tour ends with TreeUmph!s signature Triumph Zip line, a 650-foot-long zip line through the trees at over 60 feet high. Anyone younger than 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian prior to departure on the Zombie Zip adventure. Participants younger than 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult for supervision. Guests are permitted to wear costumes that do not include loose or shredded clothing. Reservations for Zombie Zip are required by calling 855-322-2130 or visiting www.TreeUmph.com. Third Annual Ghost and Spirit Orb Walkabout: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery will be conducting their nighttime Ghost and Orb Walkabout, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Participants will walk throughout the vineyard, along the woods and wetlands where various forms of activity has occurred. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and take pictures at strategic spots where its believed Orbs of all types gather. The walks can accommodate up to 20 people each night. Advanced reservations are encouraged. Tickets: $10, children ages 9 and younger are admitted free. Information and reservations: 941-776-0418 or www.bunkerhillvineyards.com. Neewollah: A free fall carnival is 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton. The event includes a 40-foot bungee trampoline, giant maze, bounce house, hayride, carnival games, food vendors and more. Boo Fest Halloween Festival: Main Street, Lakewood Ranch Children are invited to dress in costume and safely trick or treat 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 and features a scarecrow contest, a costume parade beginning at 6:30 p.m., ghost stories and a haunted house. Families can have their pictures taken in the pumpkin patch, and complement their costumes with a face painting or additional photo booth prop. Admission is free. For registration forms go to www.lwrcac.com. Trunk or Treat: McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders will open McKechnie Field for a free trick-or-treating event 4-6 p.m. Oct. 26. Trunk or Treat allows children to trick-or-treat in a safe environment, receiving candy from Halloween-themed vehicles and enjoy other activities including hayrides around the ballpark, inflatables, a DJ, a haunted locker room, and cookie decorating. Information: 941-747-3031 or www.bradentonmarauders.com. Herrmanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions Halloween show: 32755 Singletary Road, Myakka City Herrmanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions will present a fullycostumed Halloween show complete with a showdown between Snow White the Huntress and the Evil Queen all on magnificent white stallions beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Gates open at 5 p.m. Spectator costumes encouraged; there will be trickor-treating stations. Cost: $10 donation at gate, kids age 10 and younger are free. Information: www.hlipizzans.com.SARASOTA25th annual Pumpkin Festival: Fruitville Grove Farms, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota Fruitville Grove Farms will hold its 25th annual Pumpkin Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27. The free event features crafters, pony rides, festival food, pumpkin pie, live music, kids rides and activities and more. Information: www. fruitvillegrove.com. Frightmares Haunted House: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota Experience the most unique mix of horror and fun at Sarasota Fairgrounds Frightmares Haunted House, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25 and 29, 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26, 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 27, and 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. featuring more than 12,000 square feet of ghastly sights, horrifying sounds, terrifying FX and the worst phobias brought to life. Tickets: $16, fast passes are $30. Information: 941-955-1515 or www.frightmareshauntedhouse. com. Poe at the Crosley and The House of Horrors: 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota The Crosley estate will host a one-hour live performance based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe followed by a self-guided tour of the carriage house 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 21-24 and 27-30. Guests may purchase tickets to both the performance and tour for $20 or just the tour for $10. Information: 941-722-3244. Fifth annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival: Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota. The fifth annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival will be noon10 p.m. Oct. 25-27 featuring safe trick-or-treating, carnival games, rides, fun zone, free hay rides, costume contest for children, costume parades, pumpkin carving and more. Admission: $5, children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-706-3102 or www.sarasotapumpkinfestival.com. Halloween Gala at the Crosley Estate: 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Inspired by Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher, this years Halloween Gala at the Crosley Estate will be Oct. 31, gates open at 6:30 p.m. Guests will relive Poes story guided through the estate by actors portraying Roderick and Madeline Usher, before being invited to enjoy a complimentary buffet, drinks, and heart-stopping music. Tickets: $75 in advance, $100 at the door. The event is for ages21 and older. Costumes are encouraged. Information: 941722-3244.ORLANDOSpooky Empires Ultimate Horror Weekend: Doubletree Hotel at Universal Studios, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando Meet and mingle with your favorite horror movie and TV stars, buy any collectible you can imagine from your choice of over 200 vendors and artists, see new and up and coming films as well as your old favorites, take part in one of the lar gest Zombie Walks, get tattooed by some of the best artists from around the world, and of course party til your hearts content, during this non-stop weekend of horrors. The show open 5 p.m. Oct. 25 and 11 a.m. Oct. 26-27. Exhibitors rooms are open 5-11 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27. Celebrity autograph rooms are open 5-10 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27. There will be multiple media celebrity guests, including authors, musicians and entertainers including Peter Criss from Kiss, Gunnar Hansen, George Romero, Doug Bradley, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, Patricia Quinn, Kane Hodder, Ricou Browning, Julie Adams, Lisa Marie, Sean Whalen, Brandon Adams, Yan Birch and Danielle Harris. Tickets: $30 in advance, $40 and the door, weekend tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door, VIP tickets: $199. Information: 800327-2110 or www.spookyempire. com. Universal Orlandos Halloween Horror Nights 23: 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando Experience an incredibly horrifying Halloween at Universal Orlandos Halloween Horror Nights 23 on select nights through Nov. 2 featuring highly-themed, disturbingly-real haunted houses that are based on everything from hit films such as The Cabin in the Woods to worst nightmares, and streets filled with hundreds of specially-trained scareactors. For hours, ticket prices and detailed information, call (407) 363-8000 or visit www. HalloweenHorrorNights.con/ Orlando. Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Halloweens happiest haunts will reappear for 23 spook-tacular nights of Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. The after-hours special ticket event features the bewitching Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular, Mickeys Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and trick-or-treating around the theme park. Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information or to purchase tickets,visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween. Party dates are: Oct. 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; Nov. 1.Halloween Fun

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 11 The GAME!The Performing Arts Company of SCC presents at THE ROLLINSa NEW musical COMEDY about politics, poker & the GAME of life October 30, 31 November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 7:30 pm nightly w/ 2:30pm matinee Nov 9 DELYSE AXINNJOE BIRN BA UMBABS COMINOLIBEV CARNESPETER FARINAJO PRATERWENDY SMITHDAN TAC KITTPAT WOLFERT T P ELLEN KLEINSCHMIDT AS ROSEMARY PHILLIPS W LEW RESSEGUIE & ELL EN KLEINSCHMIDT D B LEW RESSEGUIE M D ELL EN KLEINSCHMIDT P BA RB BR TVA Public Welcome! www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.orgComing in January 2014 is Sinatra! & Rubys on 66 in February 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our patients say it bestDr. Davis provided compassionate care. He was patient, kind and professional. I felt very safe and con dent with his diagnosis! ~ Seville P. Fellowship-Trained Cornea Specialist and LASIK & Cataract Surgeon Specialized Training and Expertise in: Advanced Lens Implants/Crystalens, ReSTOR, Toric, Cornea Transplants/DSEK, Dry Eye Disease Your Eye CareTrustto Specialists.Je rey Davis, M.D.Call today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Je rey Davis.Medicare & Most Insurance Plans Accepted.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Trick or Treat Street serves up family-friendly thrills for thousandsBy %  cTren mitch@observernews.netSure, it was all fun and games while waiting in line. The day felt more like summer than Halloween-autumn. The sun was shining and children and their parents were laughing as they all inched ever closer to the metal steps leading up to the haunted school bus. One young man stood next in line, his eyes opened wide as he saw a young girl turn tail and run back out, with a good dose of fear mixed with her laughter. He dug in his heels and refused to take another step, certainly not the step up that would lead into the darkened interior. Any faith he may have had in his superhero costume had diminished. Diminished, perhaps, but it had not failed entirely. Soon, he was back in line, willing to try again. Thousands of children and their parents turned out for the 25th annual Trick or Treat Street held on Saturday at Riverview High School. The event this year was bigger than ever, with booths, buses (of the haunted variety) and inflatable slides pushing well beyond the boundaries set in previous years. Even an hour after the 3:30 p.m. opening, the line of children waiting to enter snaked around the school, all awaiting their chance at candy, treats, and an offer of a pretty scary teeth cleaning from the more than 100 organizations that set up Halloween-themed booths at the event. This years event, in my opinion, was our best year yet, said Tanya Doran, executive director of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. The MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS event becomes better each year. It is made possible and successful because of all the caring and hardworking individuals involved. I am honored to work with such amazing and giving people. The local community supports and strongly participates in this special annual event. Trick or Treat Street was organized by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation, the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and Riverview High School. Numerous area businesses and organizations sponsored the event including Chriss Plumbing Service, FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club, Mosaic, P.F. Auto Glass, Pepsi, S&S Tacos, Pizzas & Stuff, Riverview Sams Club, Sweetbay Supermarket, the Tampa Bay Times, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Waste Services of Florida, Brandon Regional Hospital, Tampa Electric Company, Browns Trophies, Kona Ice, Mackey Productions, Riverview Mortgage, and The Learning Experience. Mike Self of S&S Taco / Pizza and Stuff was the event chairperson with Bart Miller of Sweetbay Supermarkets serving as co-chair. According to Doran, also instrumental to the success of the event were Riverview High School Principal Bob Heilmann, Kimberly Moss, Jim Johnson of Mosaic, Dave Ramirez and staff with Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Ed Booth of Huth & Booth Photography and Bill Kirkland. Photos from the event are available on the Observer News and Current websites as well as at www.riverviewchamber.com. Less than 24 hours after the young superhero took his tentative steps towards the haunted school bus, people behind the scenes were already planning ahead. We are already working on next years TOTS, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014, Doran said on Sunday.

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Still Alive Dear Alive, Cremation is definitely one of the most affordable ways to go, when you go. Costs usually run between $600 and $3,000, which are significantly lower than the average full-service funeral that averages around $10,000 today. Cost is also one of the big reasons why the popularity of cremation is soaring. Roughly 40 percent of Americans now choose cremation, up from 27 percent just a decade ago. Here are some tips for locating low-cost services. Compare Providers Because prices can vary sharply, start by calling the funeral homes in your area (most funeral homes provide cremation services) and ask them how much they charge for a direct cremation, which is the least expensive option. With direct cremation, theres no embalming, formal viewing or funeral. It only includes the essentials: picking up the body, completing the required paperwork, the cremation itself and providing ashes to the family. If your family wants to have a memorial service, they can have it at home or your place of worship after the cremation, in the presence of your remains. To locate nearby funeral homes, look in your local yellow pages under cremation or funeral or visit cremation.com. You may also be able to get help and referrals through your nearby memorial society or local funeral consumer alliance program (see funerals.org/affiliates-directory or call 802-865-8300 for contact information). These are volunteer groups that offer a wide range of information and prices on local funeral and cremation providers. If, however, youre not up to calling around, there are also a number of free websites like funeraldecisions.com and efuneral. com that you or your family can use that can do the work for you. With these sites, you just answer a few questions, and your nearby funeral homes will provide estimates based on your request. Low-Cost Urns The urn is another item you need to be aware of that can drive up costs. Funeral home urns usually cost around $50 to $300, but you arent required to get one. Most funeral homes initially place ashes in a plastic bag that is inserted into a thick plastic box. The box is all you need if you intend to have your ashes scattered. But if you want something to display, you can probably find a nice urn or comparable container online. Walmart.com, for example, sells urns for as little as $25. Or, you may want to use an old cookie jar or container you have around the house instead of a traditional urn. Financial Help If you cant afford your cremation costs, there are a number of places you can turn to that may help. For starters, many towns or counties provide assistance through their social services department if you or your family cant afford to pay. Your family should also be able to get some aid from Social Security, which pays a survivor a onetime death benefit of $255. And if youre a veteran, the VA provides a burial benefit that includes a free burial at a national cemetery and a free grave marker. But, it doesnt cover funeral provider or cremation costs. Free Cremation Another option to consider that provides free cremation is to donate your body to a university-affiliated medical school. After using your body for research, they will cremate your remains for free, and either bury or scatter your ashes in a local cemetery or return them to your family, usually within a year or two. To find a medical facility near you that accepts body donations, the University of Florida maintains a directory at old.med.ufl. edu/anatbd/usprograms.html. Or, call the National Family Service Desk, which operates a free referral service at 800-727-0700. 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. How to Find Affordable Cremation Services THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller ORSON WELLESGet spooked by The War of the Worlds at the Firehouse Cultural CenterOctober 30 will mark the 75th anniversary of Mercury Theatres original radio broadcast of Howard Knochs adaptation of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. To celebrate, MAS Community Theatre will perform a live staged recreation of the broadcast at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 1st Ave. NE & Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Directed by James Rayfield, actors will portray the original 1938 broadcast of the The War of the Worlds in the style of period broadcasting. On Sunday, Oct. 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. They panicked when they learned of the Martians ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up their cars and fled. Though what the radio listeners heard was a portion of Orson Welles adaptation of the wellknown book, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, many of the listeners believed what they heard on the radio was real. The recreation of the original Mercury Radio Theatre broadcast of Howard Kochs The War of the Worlds is being produced through a special arrangement with Anne Koch. Advanced tickets are $10 for members, $14 for non-members, and $12 for students and seniors (65+). Tickets will cost more the day of the show. To buy tickets in advance, call 813-645-7651. Send your events and happenings to news@observernews.net

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 15 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price!MORE{SELECTION DURABILITYthe ART ofWINDOW dressing the early years of the last century said Bunting, who spent two years doing nothing but researching the cemetery, digging out court documents, death certificates and talking to elderly residents. She found the story of the princess, who was married to her greatuncle, in an old edition of the Tampa Tribune from the 1970s. The last burial cemetery at Samford also known as the Dusenberry Cemetery to many during the last century took place in the early 1990s. There will be no new ones. Florida law prohibits new burials at any cemetery without a plot plan, a map of where all the bodies are buried. The law has left some families holding deeds to worthless burial plots. Plots were sold [in the past] that people did not have the right to sell, Bunting said. People are still coming out of the woodwork today [asking about their plots] but theres nothing we can do for them. My heart just breaks over it. The cemetery fell into disrepair in the 1980s and despite calls for volunteers to help out over the years, one the last major cleanups was in 2009. The job of maintaining the cemetery on Cone Grove Road has fallen on Bunting and her ailing husband. But while her spirit is willing, the physical toll of pulling up weeds and clearing undergrowth has become a grueling one for the couple, now in their 60s. You see families come by sometimes and clean it up a little, but as a rule it gets overgrown, said William Hart, who has lived across the street from Samford since 1985. One visitor with a relative in the graveyard told Hart he wanted to move the body because of the condition of the cemetery but he was told it would cost $50,000, Hart said. The cemetery is such a mess now, said Bunting, who plans a major cleanup of the lot once her husband recovers from his near-fatal fall from a horse last year. Ive asked for help with the cleanup but people dont come forward. Its a sad situation. Families dying off or moving is a common problem when it comes to maintenance of the areas older cemeteries, said Shelby Bender, co-author with Elizabeth Laramie Dunham of Tampas Historic Cemeteries, a 128-page soft-cover book released earlier this year. Many of the descendants of those who are buried in the older cemeteries have either passed away or may have moved out of the area so its not convenient for them to come back and maintain the properties, said Bender, president of the East Hillsborough Historical Society who has written three books about Plant City. You do have some older graveyards that hold regular picnics and cleanups but its all about building that community awareness, Bender said. Maintenance of old cemeteries is an issue throughout the Bay area, according to David Parsons, a librarian at the Florida History and Genealogy Library in Tampa. Sometimes its the age of the cemetery and over the years those responsible for maintenance change. Of the 83 cemeteries in Tampa, only four are maintained by the city. Losing historic cemeteries is losing a piece of our collective soul, Bender said. The history of our communities is there. The stories of the people who made the area what it is Preserving historic Riverview graveyard a lifelong missionContinued from page 1X PATRICK BRARADY PHOTOThe old graveyard is choked with underbrush and unchecked vegetation, something the cemetery association is hoping volunteers can help eliminate.KKEVIIN BRARADY PHOTOWeather-beaten headstones dot the cemetery, which is thought to contain some graves dating from the early part of the 19th century.today are there. I would like to think people would care about that and come out and help [maintain the graveyards] although I think our current society doesnt care as much about history today. Interested in volunteering to help clean up the Samford Cemetery? Contact Sue Bunting by email, baquatic1@verizon.net. Email Shelby Bender, sbenderpc@aol.com, for more information on her book about Tampas old cemeteries.Historic area cemeteriesAlderman-Pelote Cemetery, Lithia, established in 1851 Antioch Cemetery, Thonotosassa, established in 1884 Bethlehem Cemetery, Dover, established in 1857 Bethlehem Memorial Cemetery, Ft. Lonesome, established in 1876 Brandon Family Cemetery, Brandon, established in 1857 Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Keysville, established in 1859 Centro Espaol Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa, established in 1891 Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Wimauma, established in 1875 Hackney Riverview Cemetery, aka Riverview Cemetery, Riverview, established in 1886 Hopewell Church Cemetery, Tampa, established in 1872 Mathews Cemetery, Mango, established in 1868 Mount Enon Cemetery, Plant City, established in 1841 Shiloh Cemetery, Plant City, established in 1841 Source: HillsboroughCounty Cemeteries.com

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Salmon is so filled with life experiences, plans, stories, and photographs from his missions around the world that he goes from one thing to the other so quickly one minute youre picturing small churches in the path of active volcanoes and the next plans for new things he wants to introduce at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. It makes for an extraordinary interview. All the while he was being interviewed Oct. 18, Salmon was surrounded by mementos he has collected from his travels, shelves lined with books, and photos he seemed to pull from the air. Oh thats right, hes also a Christian magician, doing magic acts in his spare time. Maybe thats why he can suddenly lay his hand on just about anything you may ask to see. Salmon and his wife Dee came to the Sun City Center church after spending 10 years at a church in Corpus Christi, Texas. Of course, they didnt stay there all the time. Between the churchs Presbytery (governing body of elders in an area), his own congregation and money from his own pocket, Salmon has visited most of Europe, some of Asia and Mexico. But his real loves are Israel, where he has gone on ministry trips 37 times and Guatemala, where he has gone more than 20 times. Hes been in Sun City Center two years now, but is still making Whirlwind defines Sun City Center missionary ministermission trips out of the country on a regular basis. His daughter has inherited the missionary gene, and at 22, has already volunteered in 30 countries. Although Salmon says he had biked through foreign countries in his younger days, his missionary trips began 12 years ago when he went with a group from the Texas Presbytery that formed a pig project in Guatemala. We took about $200 into small villages and gave it as seed money for the villagers to buy little piglets to raise for breeding, sale or meat, he said. This was around 2002. The way the group handled the project was to give the money outright to the community as a whole. Then community leaders would loan it to the people. Everyone paid them back 100Rev. Salmon says the people of Guatemala often live and work within sight of active volcanoes.percent, he said proudly. We never wanted our seed money back. But show me a place anywhere else where every loan is repaid 100-percent out of pride in what has been accomplished. The people who began raising the pigs often lived in homes without floors or walls between rooms. They had so little their average wage at the time was around $1 a day in American currency, he said. In another trip, he and those who went with him went to one of the few places in a town where there was electricity and taught computer skills. These places were usually in church buildings, he said. But there was still no Presbyterian church so planting one became a goal that has since been accomplished. We also did eyeglass projects, he said. The groups would collect eyeglasses, and they learned how to give simple eye exams. One time we took more than 1,000 pairs. Fitting them was easy there because if someone put a pair on and could suddenly see, they kept them. The group had no way of correcting complicated conditions. But just providing the glasses to those they would help was rewarding, he explained. Many could just try on pairs until they found one that was right and wear them. Sometimes Dee goes with him, and sometimes he goes with a group of men from his Presbytery. He just returned from Guatemala in late September after spending 17 days there and plans a trip to Israel next year for his and Dees 40th anniversary. This will be for pleasure. We have friends on both sides of the PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe Rev. Mark Salmon just returned from a mission trip to Guatemala where he has helped plant a small church. Salmon has been to that country 20 times and has also worked on projects in many other countries, especially Mexico and Israel. border, in Israel and Palestine, he said. When asked if crossing the border was dangerous, he said he never felt he was in danger. Yet he does remember a time when he had money taken from his fannypack and didnt suspect it. The guy was really, really good, he said. That was when he talked about being a Christian magician and knowing about sleight of hand. I felt really foolish, he said, and went into the complete story. Sometimes, it isnt churches that fund the trips, but companies, doing their best to help the poor or promote goodwill. Antigua, Guatemala (not the island of Antigua) is one of the oldest communities there and there was never a Presbyterian Church there but it is a UNESCO-protected space, he said. UNESCO is the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture founded in 1945. Now there is a mission. Sometimes, I like to go just to live and work with the people. Not be seen as the wealthy gringo from the United States, he said, describing some of the conditions he has seen and lived in. In the two years he has been the pastor at the Sun City Center church he has already raised awareness enough to fund a Guatemalan woman to go to seminary as well as take some mission trips. I do go into my own pocket though. I just love to go to the places where were needed most, he said. While talking, he was surrounded by multi-colored, handmade (ministers) stoles and coffee bags given to him by many people he has met in Mexico and Guatemala. Looking at the workmanship, it is obvious they are a labor of love.

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18 OCTOBER 24, 2013 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) 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 01: 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 04: BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (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 05: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 06: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 07: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 08: 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 ClassesNOVEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW Monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com click Events Visit www.popcorn.org. 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 Open HouseThursday, Oct. 24 5-7 pm FREE Dinner Buffet Come meet the Doctors & Staff Sign Up for Free Skin Cancer Screenings Door Prizes & Giveaways

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 19 5 Door Prizes Costume ContestScariest Ugliest Funniest$25.00 Gift Certifcate plus Tricks or Treats for Everyone and our Great BINGO Program all regular Games Pay $50 Plus (3) $250 GamesVFW Post 62875120 HWY 41 North 1-813-645-2955 public is welcome 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Free Low-E upgrade on Simonton House Windows. Energy Star Rated for a TECO Rebate! Call the Ofce for Details! Offer Valid: November 1st December 31st FREE An early Fall run of king fish has hit our bay waters. Most anglers know that October l5 is the due date for the king mackerel to arrive here, but they were about a week off schedule this year and arrived early. Fishermen can look forward to a great mackerel bite through November. Local anglers have been connecting with kings off shore, in the shallows, near wrecks, in deep waters seems anywhere there is bait fish. I always suggest watching the birds as they will fly over schools of fish, and eat the bait fish that are left behind. Spanish mackerel have been keeping company with the kings. Cast ahead of the school. Casting into the school could cause your line to break by the force of the fish. The kings have been huge in size. They must measure up to 24 inches for legal. Two per day. The temperature tolerance of salt water game fish is charted by some experts. These seasoned anglers tell me that you must know the preferred temperature range of the species of fish you are trying to catch. For instance, it is known that the cobia swim toward warmer waters. It seems that fish might be a bit like humans and seem to live in a defined temperature where they feel most comfortable.It is known that from species to species they have a varied range in their comfort zone. Striped bass are known to head for deeper waters when the shallows become too hot. Dont try to catch one in 80 to 90 degree weather. A rapid change in water temperature can bring some fish in and some are chased out. A cold front passing overnight can make for poor fishing the next By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Water temps can dictate variety of your catchday even though it might be sunny. With the means of modern technology we are able to determine offshore surface temperatures accurately. Wouldnt you know that several companies are out there to provide you these means if you become a subscriber? There are times of the year that it is impossible to land a grand slam, but in the past week I have heard of many. Fishing around the mangroves catches have included giant trout, redfish, and snook. Stone crab season opened last Tuesday. Snook fishing at night has been very successful in the area. If your fish curl up in the pan, I have a solution: leave the head on while cooking and it will stay flat. Cut the head off before serving. October is breast cancer awareness month and anglers across the nation are going pink while fishing. Thanks for helping the cause while doing something you love.Homegrown in Hillsborough Fest is this SaturdayThe Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries will host the Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa. This event will feature local talent and offers a day of fun for the family including: tisans and architecture) musicians and dance) and chefs) The Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival, part of the Viva Florida 500 celebrations, includes more than 50 programs with presenters, lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations, and exhibit tables on all four floors of the library and the auditorium. Viva Florida 500 is 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. For more information about these and other FREE programs @ your library, call 813-273-3652 or visit hcplc. org.Learn how to write grant proposalsThe South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging will host a Grant Writing Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West. The workshop will be taught by Adraine Kreglo of Serendipity tionsllc.com). Kreglo has been successfully writing and administering millions of dollars in grants for 25 years. She will present Grant Writing 101, an interactive, basic course designed to take the fear out of drafting grant proposals. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a grant outline and look at grant applications from be covered will include identifying funding sources, grant writing lingo, recognizing the power of partnerships and how to write an effective statement of need. The cost of the workshop is $49 per person, payable at the door by cash or check. To register for the workshop, email your name and contact information to office@ mentalhealthandaging.org, with the subject line: November 6th Training. Questions can be directed to Jenny at 813-784-0235 The Mission of the South Shore Coalition of Mental Health and Aging is to promote healthy aging and facilitate optimum mental health through developing affiliations with our community partners, providing education, support and outreach to South Shore Residents and providing direct services. The web address is www. mentalhealthandaging.org. Palmettos Christmas in the Park The lobby tree featured cowboys and reindeers during 2012s Christmas in the Park. Start your holiday festivities with an old-fashioned Christmas at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum. On December 6 and 7, from 5 to 9 p.m., this free event offers something for everyone. Enjoy creatively decorated buildings, kids crafts, train rides and train exhibits, entertainment and, of course, Santa. Featured activities include letters to Santa, contests for prizes, letters to soldiers, recipes to collect in each of the park buildings, and a Memory Tree in the Military Museum. Santa will be arriving by firetruck at 6 p.m. Bring your own camera for a photo with Santa. Food vendors on the premises include Demetrios Pizza, Word of Mouth BBQ, Impact Church of God and Snack It To Me. Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childrens cancer research and the Sweet Shop will raise funds for family programming. In the spirit of Christmas, help families in need by bringing canned goods for First United Methodist Church of Palmettos food pantry and drop them in the bins at park entrances. In addition, the Palmetto Public Library will be sponsoring activities and a book give-away across the street the evening of December 6. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information, call 941-7212034. This event is sponsored by R.B. Chips Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Palmetto Historical Commission, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc., and the City of Palmetto.FWC receives Disney grant to restore scrub habitatThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to restore 20 acres of scrub habitat in the Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Highlands and Polk counties. The three-year project will restore part of the scrub ecosystem that occurs in patches throughout the state but is concentrated along the central spine of peninsular Florida in these two counties. Sandy scrub habitat supports many native species, including endangered and threatened wildlife such as the Florida scrub-jay, gopher tortoise and Southeastern American kestrel. The work at Lake Wales Ridge WEA will involve removing invasive exotic plants and reestablishing native plants such as saw palmetto, scrub palmetto and scrub holly. We want to thank Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for its $25,000 grant, an investment in restoring Florida scrub habitat in the Lake Wales Ridge WEA, said Mike Brooks, the FWCs Wildlife and Habitat Management section leader. Scrub habitat is what remains of ancient sand dunes and shorelines from seas that once covered much of Florida, and it is a critical ecosystem for survival of imperiled species such as the Florida scrub-jay and gopher tortoise. The project will involve the local community through the volunteer efforts of the FWCs Ridge Rangers program. Ridge Rangers will assist with growing select scrub plants in an onsite nursery/greenhouse, collecting and planting acorns and scrub palmetto berries, and setting out native scrub plants. The long-term goal is to restore native vegetation in this area of the Lake Wales Ridge WEA to support imperiled wildlife, with the habitat maintained by use of prescribed fire to mimic the natural cycle of fire necessary to conserve this natural landscape. The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund works to protect species and habitats, and connect kids to nature to help develop lifelong conservation values. Since its founding in 1995, DWCF has supported more than 1,000 conservation programs in 112 countries. For more on Disneys commitment to conserve nature, visit www.disney.com/ conservation. To learn about scrub habitat, go to MyFWC.com/WildlifeHabitats, and click on the Scrub link under Habitat Information.

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20 OCTOBER 24, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Sunday Football, 1 p.m.. 5 high-definition TVs. Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Stuffed Peppers with all the trimmings including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, Nov. 11 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Turkey with all the trimmings including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, Nov. 25 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Beef Stew on Biscuit including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Ben Myers 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. Steak dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Halloween Party with You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 4 p.m., game 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 p.m. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. An introduction to free open source software alternatives to commonly used programs. Discover free alternatives to Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, even a completely free alternative to Windows O/S Ubuntu. Learn the layout, switching from tiles to desktop, and how to get the Start button back. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Roamin Oldies hold benefit for Feeding America Tampa BayOn Thursday, Nov. 7 the Roamin Oldies Car Club will hold a benefit show for Feeding America Tampa Bay from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Winn Dixie Plaza in Apollo Beach. There will be door prizes, a Peoples Choice award, a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese Auction. Music will be played by DJ Joe Ferrante. Admission is free. The cost to register a vehicle for the competition is $5 and a donation of non-perishable food and canned goods. Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, and Joseph Lang offer investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years

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22 OCTOBER 24, 2013 At St. Josephs-South Physician Oce Building, you will nd many health care services in one convenient place. HealthPoint Medical Group Family Medicine Coming Fall 2013: Neurology Orthopedics Podiatry Pulmonary BayCare Outpatient Imaging features comprehensive diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, CT, ultrasound, DXA bone density, X-ray and digital mammography.BayCare Laboratories oers a team of highly trained and experienced professionals dedicated to providing accurate, timely and aordable testing. No appointment is necessary for most tests, and wait times are minimal. St. Josephs-South Physician Oce Building BC1303113-0913 St Joseph s South

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 23 SPECIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of WineAvailable for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, Wednesday through Saturday. 2 for $3999+ tax Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: DINNER: BRUNCH: Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: DINNER: BRUNCH: The LED lights on the cameras blink on a full-time quest. Several times a day and through the night, a camera catches something, a moth, perhaps, or just the changing of shadows from the sun moving overhead. Each time, it sends me an email with an image from our front door. I look through them but Im losing faith that the emails will contain what Im looking for. It has been almost four months and my little buddy, a cat named Emma, has not returned. The camera did pick up a cat once a cat that had stripes like Emma. But that cat also had white paws, something Emma does not. Over the past months, readers have contacted me with tips I once staked out a neighborhood in Sun City Center for three days hoping a tip would pan out. Someone asked my wife and me to look at a cat they rescued on her last day at Hillsborough Animal Services. It wasnt Emma but the cat needed a home and she found one with us. Cora Kitty now spends her nights cuddled up by my feet, and occasionally attacking them in the wee hours. Michelle made daily trips to Animal Services to check on cats that had been picked up. Not all that long ago, she dropped down to three times a week. Im hesitant to ask her if she is still going at all. There are more than seven billion people on this planet, which is basically nothing more than an organic spacecraft we all must Observations: Having hopeBy Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.netI can give money to organizations dedicated to feeding starving children but I cant see the results, I dont know if that cash is simply lining someones pocket stomach. I can loudly proclaim my support for our troops yet I go on with my day with purposeful lack of awareness as the bodies are buried. In many ways, in my I am also equally responsible for the global problems. I have made mistakes in my life and I can ask God to forgive me for them each and every day but nothing will change until I forgive myself. The only control I have, if any, is what I do with my own little insigworld during my short and insigI can be sincerely grateful to those in our military who put their lives on the line for this nation. I can be ers and paramedics who do the same for our neighborhoods. I can be grateful to those who teach our children and to those who care for those in need. I can be decent and helpful to my neighbors and I can love my family and friends, and do all of that with the responsibility it entails. I can give a cat a home and I can shed tears for a cat that I am only now accepting may not come home. Will any of that change the world? Not really, but it cant hurt. Once I get over myself and my own insigI can also take chances, roll the dice, and try to make a difference because Ill know that the worst thing that could happen would be that I would live to regret something. Which, of course, given the short time we have on this planet, would actually be something of a blessing. I can ask so many questions about the meaning of life but the only real question with meaning is this: is my existence going to assist in human progress, even in the smallest way, or am I going to detract from it? While we argue over minutia, the worlds next Albert Einstein may be starving to death in Somalia. Or South Dakota. Close your eyes and think about the future decades and millions of miles away from where we are now. Do you see war and starvaturistic cities, limitless energy, and our descendants who are better I see hope for humanity. I simply cant believe we were put here to just screw things up; I believe that we are here to make things better atom by atom, step by step, life by life. I have hope in abundance. Which, on a much smaller scale, is why the LED lights on the Emma-Cams are still blinking. I have hope. share that is hurtling across the universe at roughly a million miles per hour. From somewhere far out there, our Sun is just another nondescript star, one of at least 300 million stars in our galaxy alone. We see our technology and think of ourselves as advanced yet humans have never left Earths orbit, and it has been 40 years since we last landed on the Moon. Today, we dont even have the capability to do that. Worse, according to the World Health Organization, one third of the people on this planet are starving, and more than 20,000 of our fellow humans will starve to death today alone. In the vastness of the universe, we are nothing more than the atoms that make up a grain of sand. And that includes all of us: dictators, kings, presidents, paupers, and the Koch Brothers. From on regardless of our station in life. From the standpoint of history, the short blips of our lifespans are also share this one small, four billionyear-old rock in a lonely and quiet solar system but we havent yet mastered how to do it peacefully. Youd think I would have more to worry about than a missing cat. Of course I do. It is astounding that in 2013 people are still starving. There is political corruption, a troubled economy, and bad guys with little regard for anyones life but their own. There is a whole host of things to worry about.MitchITCH TRaAPhagenHAGEN PhotoPHOTOWill giving this cat named Cora a home make a difference in the world? Perhaps

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24 OCTOBER 24, 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 What is the value of political freedom but as a means to moral freedom. Henry David Thoreau Christ Centered Holy Spirit Led Sunday 10:00 a.m.HUNGRY FOR REVIVAL? www.theanointingchurch.com PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPSun City Center Inn, S.R. 674 & Pebble Beach Dr., Meeting Room Area Obituaries May 10, 1953 October 18, 2013 Patti Jo Hatfield, 60, of Ruskin, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Born May 10, 1953 in Buckhan County, Va., Patti was a longtime resident of Ruskin, Fla., along with her husband Larry Hatfield. She worked hard at their family business as a tropical fish farmer. She loved to garden and being out on the boat fishing. Patti is preceded in death by her mother Ella Marie; sister Brenda, and brother Newton Jr. She is survived by her loving husband Larry Hatfield of Ruskin; children Joey Hatfield and Erica Schaub of Ruskin; son-in law Mike Schaub and daughterin-law Tina Detty; grandchildren Sarah, Joshua and Peite; father Newton Boyd, of Zephyrhills; siblings Faye Whitehurst and Larry Boyd of Tampa. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday night, October 22, 2013 at Zipperers Funeral Home. Darrell Lee Williams, man of Nature, former Navy sailor, commercial diver, marine captain, navigator of the seas, and fisherman died on September 30, 2013 in sunny Florida. Born on June, 22, 1950 in Glendale, California, he was the son of Loretta May Norton and Darrell Maurice Williams. He was one of five brothers including Jack Chase (deceased), Robert Chase, Randall Williams (wife Tami) and Gregory Hoffman, all of California. Darrell worked as a contractor for telecommunications companies throughout the United States. In 1989, he accepted a contract with GTE and was sent to Everett, Washington, where he met his future wife, also a telecommunications contractor, who had waited 42 years for his arrival. Shortly thereafter, they were given the opportunity to work in Florida and left Washington for 22 years. Darrell and Sydney Ann embraced the Florida lifestyle. Darrell enjoyed golfing and had been a member of the Gasparilla Krewes, Rough Riders and F-Troop. Darrell was the consummate host, chef and bartender. Guests in their home were never left unattended. Situated on a canal, their patio and tiki bar were festooned with lights, plants, and colorful paintings of sea life. It certainly attracted the attention of passing boats. Darrell was an entertainer and teller of tales. His life was rich with experiences that made his stories both mesmerizing and hysterical. He was the best of husbands, always insuring that Sydney Ann had what she needed to have a happy life. Darrell was a wonderful and caring son-in law to his mother-in-law Sybil Johnson of Everett, Washington and happily accepted her grandchildren and Sydney Anns nieces and nephews as his own family. He was loved very much by all of them. He leaves behind his wife Sydney Ann of Apollo Beach, his Mason family of Everett Washington and his California brothers. He also leaves behind legions of friends who will miss his humor, stories and most of all, his thoughtfulness. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to C.A.R.E. Animal rescue, 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570, or the National Kidney FoundationUMC hosts program on how Hospice can helpWhen treatment options have been exhausted or declines in aging take their toll, a different care plan should be designed so that your loved ones needs are addressed in the best possible ways. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will hold a discussion about COMFORT CARE, when and where life-care decisions should be made, as well as other family concerns. Sue Pagano from LifePath Hospice will be the presenter. UMC is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit www.umcscc.org. Scholar-in-residence weekend approaches at Brandon synagogue Rabbi Mark Glickman, noted author, will appear at Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon on Friday evening, Oct. 25 at 7:45 p.m. to discuss his book Burnt Pearls: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Nazi Jewish Library This work addresses the discovery of millions of volumes of Judaica surprisingly preserved during WWII by the Nazis. On Saturday evening, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., Rabbi Glickman will address his earlier book entitled Indiana Jones meets the DaVinci Code in an Old Egyptian Synagogue. This true story addresses the largest trove of early Jewish manuscripts ever discovered, found in the attic of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. The Adult Education Committee of Congregation Beth Shalom is pleased to welcome Rabbi Glickman, who comes to Florida from congregations he serves in the State of Washington. He writes a religion column for the Seattle Times and has been featured in many other books and journals. These events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Chairperson Janice Perelman at chinadolljp@verizon. net or call 813-571-2029. UCC welcomes new membersStanding, from left: Rev. John Von Larkum, Sandy Von Larkum, Cos DeLisa and Dee Kelley. Seated is Era Grace. St. Andrew welcomes newcomersSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center recently welcomed four new members into the church. From left: Randy Anderson, Roger Daft, Cindy Daft, and Don Wyrick. There is a church in South America that is built on a plateau 10,000 feet above sea level. It is called The Church of the Penitents. From its perch above the city it can be seen for miles. One of the most interesting facts about the church is how it came to be built. For years, each member of the church would carry two bricks to the church site for each sin they committed during the day. It continued until they had enough bricks to build the church. One day a visitor, fascinated with the story, decided to count every brick. When he was through, he shouted, A church of sins! Is that not one of the reasons for the church? A place where individuals can bring their sins and ask God for forgiveness? The church exists to evangelize sinners, not entertain saints. It is to gather for prayer, not meet for parties. Jesus said, I did not come to Seeds from the Sowercall the righteous, but sinners to repentance. If you have never responded to His call, wont you do so today? Visit us at: SowerMinistires.org.Michael A. Guido, DD% 

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OCTOBER 24, 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 McCollWin Trio returns to St. AndrewThe McCollWin Trio returns to Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church for a special concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. The trio includes the well-known pianist and organist Robert Winslow, from the faculty of Hillsborough Community College, and flautist Kim McCormick, PhD., from the faculty of USF. Oboist Amy Collins is on the artistic faculty of USF, from which she holds a Masters of Music degree. Collins is also the principal oboist with Opera Tampa. This concert is part of the Fine Arts Concert Series offered by St. Andrew, located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in SCC. Season tickets for seven concerts are $40; tickets at the door are $10 each. For more information call the church at 813-634-1252, or Judy Voorhees at 813-642-8125.Catholic Women meet Nov. 7Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women of Sun City Center will meet on Thursday, Nov. 7 for 8 a.m. Mass, followed by a light breakfast and meeting in the Conesa Center. The November meeting guest speaker will discuss the programs of the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. This meeting will include a Baby Shower to benefit Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center. If you wish to donate, items on their Wish List include gifts for baby: diapers, pacifiers, baby bottles, baby lotion, wash and shampoo, baby clothes (up to 24 months), onesies (all sizes), receiving blankets, and crib sheets. Gifts for moms include body lotions, deodorant, bath wash, shampoo and conditioner. Certificates from Wal-Mart or Target are also welcome. Tickets for the groups annual Christmas Party/Luncheon are $18, and will be available at this meeting. The event will be Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Sandpiper Grille, with a choice of chicken piccata or pot roast. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, contact Lynn at 941-723-8431.Questions people ask about Unitarian UniversalismJeanne Danek, a founding member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center, will present a program on Questions Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. Coffee and conversation start at 7 p.m., with the service at 7:30 p.m. All are cordially invited. JEANNE DANEKEnjoy Thanksgiving with UCCThe United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., will host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the Great Hall of the church. The dinner, prepared by Laura Schuler of Sun Coast Catering, will be turkey with all the fixins. Dinner will be served at noon. The cost is $14 per person. Reservations must be made in advance and tickets can be bought at the church office Monday through Friday. All are invited and welcome. For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1304.Maranatha Church hosts Community SingSouth Hillsborough Ministerial Association (SHMA) will host the monthly Community Sing on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Maranatha Church of God, 55 6th Ave. SE in Ruskin. The Sing starts at 7 p.m., with the prelude beginning at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Call 813-634-1538 for more information or visit www.shmasouthshores.org. SHMA is an organized, interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County. For the 20th consecutive year, the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton will host its National Missions Conference. In 1993 Help (Help Evangelize Lost People) Ministries was founded by seven pastors in Central Florida. Not only has there been a conference ever since, but pastors across the country are also participating. Starting Sunday, Nov. 3 and running through Wednesday, Nov. 6, missionaries from eight countries will participate in the conference: Gaines Haniff from Suriname; Eliud Sudi from Kenya; Jose Gomez, Sr. from Mexico; Jose Gomez, Jr. from Mexico; George Situma from Kenya; Vito Aomi from Nagaland; First Baptist Church of Gibsonton hosts National Mission ConferenceAganor Exanor from Haiti; Tony MaraMara from the Philippines; and Silvirio Desierto from Bangladesh. Services will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday. All are invited to attend. First Baptist Church is located at 9912 Indiana St. in Gibsonton. Call 813-677-1301 for more information.Cue the cards and board games!Anyone who likes to play cards or board games is invited to join the Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women on Thursday, Nov. 14 from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. You can make up your own table in advance and join them for this dessert card party. Cards, pencils and tallies will be furnished. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813-633-2460.Womens Bible study group meets at UMCFor fellowship and in-depth Bible study, join the women of the United Methodist Church of SCC when they meet each Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information, call 813-6339083. 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.

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26 THE CURRENT OCTOBER 24, 2013 Nexium 20 mg ..............$28/monthCrestor 10 mg ..............$30/monthViagra 100 mg .......................$3/upAdvair 250/50mcg ...........(3) $164 Cymbalta 30 mg ..........$34/monthCelebrex 200 mg .........$30/month $10 OFFInitial OrderCANADIAN MEDS SOUTHDISCOUNT PRES CRIPTION DRUGS2Locations APOLLO SUN CITY CENTER BEACH KP Main Clubhouse (813) 413-7912sue@canadianmedssouth.com Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more 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? The Very Best6416 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Apollo Beach(Publix Shopping Center)(813) 645-5909www.verybestbarbers.com HOURS OF OPERATION:Mon. Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm $2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: It is not safe for your dog to hang his head out the car window. A piece of dirt could get lodged in his eye or a piece of debris could kick up and hit him in the face. It is best to keep your dog fully inside a moving car. Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping Guidance for family caregivers of Alzheimers offered Oct. 30The USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, Right at Home, In Home Care, Horizon Bay Memory Care and Hyde Park United Methodist Church are sponsoring a free community program, Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheimers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. The program is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is requested to reserve a seat. Hyde Park UMC is located at 414 Magnolia Ave. in Tampa. For more information or to register, call 813-974-4357. Emotionally unstable elderly people tend to accept financial assistance more readily than their more stable peers, a new University of Florida study shows. Martie Gillen, an assistant professor in family, youth and community sciences at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, studied how personality traits play a role in whether elderly people are willing to accept financial assistance from others and in what form. Gillen said the study has implications for public assistance programs, including food stamps. It may be that such programs should be better marketed to older adults, she said. Many elderly people are eligible for food stamps, but will not sign up for the benefits, she said. The study drew from data gathered by University of Michigan researchers from 2006-2008. The Health and Retirement Study is a national look at the economic and health status of more than 20,000 older Americans. The more recent study, co-authored by Kim Hyungsoo, a family sciences professor at the University of Kentucky, was published online this summer in the Journal of UF study indicates distressed seniors more likely to accept financial helpFamily and Economic Issues Gillen and Hyungsoo examined financial habits as they related to five personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. For her study, Gillen used the American Psychological Associations definition of neuroticism: a chronic level of emotional instability and proneness to psychological distress. Unlike neurotic or conscientious older adults, those deemed agreeable were more likely to accept financial help from relatives, the study found. Those adults may have a better support network in retirement, Gillen said. Gillen also examined three types of financial assistance: credit card debt and home equity loans; family (for example, loans from family members or transfers of funds) and public aid (for example, food stamps and Medicaid). One finding she deemed noteworthy was that neurotic older adults are more likely to use credit cards. Older adults with relatively higher levels of neuroticism were more likely to have personal debt in later years, Gillen said. BBB warns real estate offices about targeted scamReal estate offices and agents are being warned of a phishing scam that targets them. The messages are fake Better Business Bureau emails that claim the company is being investigated, and threaten legal action if the receiver does not respond with more information. However, links in the emails lead to websites that ask for detailed financial information. Some of the emails contain attachments that may include viruses or other malware. Better Business Bureau is frequently spoofed by scammers and other criminals, because we are a trusted source and the recipients are more likely to open the emails if they have the familiar BBB name and logo, noted Carrie A. Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB). We have a vigorous program to detect these phishing campaigns as soon as they start, and we have been successful in shutting down more than 175 fraudulent websites in the past 18 months. We are taking an extra step this time to warn real estate agents and offices, because we havent previously seen one specific industry targeted like this, Hurt added. The fraudulent emails have been sent to real estate offices across the U.S., from New York to Phoenix, but Clearwater, Florida, seems to be specifically targeted. CBBB is working with a professional deactivation service to have the fraudulent websites taken out of service, an action that normally takes less than a day and sometimes is as quick as one or two hours. BBB has taken numerous steps to assure the security of its official email. All 113 BBBs across the U.S. and Canada, as well as the headquarters offices in Arlington, Virginia, and New York City, use multiple authentication protocols (SPF, DKIM and DMARC). This allows BBB to alert internet service providers immediately to reject emails that dont carry the proper authentication. About half of all ISPs honor BBBs reject requests, and these represent about 80% of all email traffic.Fall means fun, exciting programs at Lettuce Lake ParkJoin Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department for fun and exciting programs in the fall at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa. Every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and again at noon, Park Rangers hold one-hour hands-on nature educational programs, meeting inside the Visitor Center. Participation cost is $5 per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult, parent(s) or guardian. Adults without children may join for $5 were all kids at heart! Only cash payments are accepted at this time. There is also a $2 per vehicle park entry fee (up to eight people) per car. Participation is open to all ages, and walk-ins are welcome. However, large groups, such as home schools, scouts, and birthday parties should pre-register. Schedule:. for Them! (Bird Call)! ing! Special Person You Love! Print! For more information, contact Lettuce Lake Park at 813-987-6204.Next Thursday, Oct. 31, is Halloween. Watch for kids crossing the roads and between cars. Make sure your child carries a ashlight or wears light clothing. Be safe Have fun!

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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. ersonL Over 35yrs experience as professional performer & teacher. Lessons at my home in Apollo Beach. 863-397-4919 pets 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 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 reAlmost 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 Garage sale. Complete double bed set, good mattress, spring, sheet, comforter, shams, bed skirt, lamp. (2) oak end tables. Friday 7am-? 1751 Del Webb West, SCC. Garage sale. Friday, Oct. 25, 8am1pm. 1710 Atrium Dr., SCC. House hold items, Christmas, clothing, electronics. All price to sell. South Bay Hospital for American Heart Assoc. Saturday, Oct. 26. 8am-noon. 4051 Upper Creek Dr., SCC. Garage sale. 302 Caloosa Woods Lane, SCC. Friday, 8am-? 2006 Club Car golf cart, VGC, table saw, power tools, dining room set, decorative glassware & more. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9am-noon. Premoving sale. 703 Plumbrook Rd, Green Briar, SCC. Lots & lots of misc. Garage sale. Oct. 25 & 26, 1517 Council Dr., SCC. 8am-1pm. Glassware, books, clothing & more. Bahia Lakes community yard sale. off 11th Ave., NW, Ruskin. Saturday, Oct. 26, 8am-1pm. Rain date Oct. 27. Something for everyone. Moving/ yard sale. 1138 Oxbow Rd., Sundance. Oct. 26, 8am-1pm. Some furniture, clothing, glass ware& odds & ends. Garage sale. Never used Hammock, tools, small appliances, lamp, gardening tools, misc. household. Friday, Oct. 25, 8am-1pm. 1133 Signature Drive, SCC. (Off Platinum) st te esQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Estate sale. SCC. 203 Amesbury Circle, St Andrews. Friday, Saturday, 10/25 & 10/26, 9am-5pm. Large bedroom set, roll top desk, some wicker, tools, clothes, books, tapes, DVDs, TVs, sewing, craft supplies & misc. Estate sale: October 24, 25 & 26. 8am-4pm. Club Car golf cart, Hammond organ, Grandfather clock, sleeper sofa, 5 pc bedroom set, queen bed, dining room table w/ chairs, buffet/ hutch/ w/ glass shelving, cream color sofa w/ wood trim, marble coffee & end tables, living room chairs, 3 pc tan leather sectional sofa, electric lift chair (new), TVs, kitchen table w/ chairs, patio furniture, radio, sailboat, household & misc. items. 1013 El Rancho Dr., SCC Cell: 382-7536 J & P Auction FeverThrift & Consignment ShopNew merchandise put out daily! Open Tues-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-4Accepting major credit cards 93 7th813-732-5000 & 813-601-0983 Read the entire newspaper online includgoing to Observernews. net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTED Will be buying coins Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. 3 p.m. 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. (813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189 ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch Out for Counterfeit Coins Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables WANTED!Old records & vintage stereo equipment 1950s 1970s Must be in good condition.Any type of music considered. I also purchase costume jewelry.Call Garry 707-508-9949 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Stanley China Cabinet, Glass-Top Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Glass-Top Coffee & Lamp Tables, Wrought Iron Sofa Table, Kitchen Pub-Style Table w/ Chairs, Mid-Century Modern Eames Style Recliner w/Ottoman, Leather Sleeper Sofa, Lounger, Craft Items, Silk Plants, Home Dcor, Ladies Clothing, Glassware, Kitchenware, Wrought Iron Patio Furniture, Patio Set w/Umbrella, Hand and Power Tools, Household & Garage Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!2213 New Bedford Dr. Sun City CenterFRIDAY & SATURDAY Oct. 25th & 26th7 a.m. NOON Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Oct. 23, 25, 2650% off all Petite wear Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDSPECIAL!Lg. Size Diapers 24 pkg.(22-36 lbs.)$5.49Lowest price in the area!! Limit 4 per family NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 Ruskin United Methodist ChurchMETHODIST MENChicken Dinner $7Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Salad, Dessert, and DrinkSaturday, Nov. 24 to 6 p.m. 813-645-1241

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OCTOBER 24, 2013 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 PROF. SERVICES650 housesorse SERVICES700 est te ses ecJazzy 614HD handicap Scooter for large person. For sale or trade for small pickup truck or hunting equip ment. Almost new. Valued $3,000. 813-677-9634 ortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Automob esA Reasonably priced. Call for free estimate. Guaranteed to beat any 813-345-6599 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com Total Lawn Maintenance Landscaping/Sod/Mulch Landscape Maintenance Irrigation Monitoring & RepairFREE ESTIMATES/REASONABLE RATESB&S Lawn Care, Inc.www.bandslawncare.com813-645-7266 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 ter rontForeL Beautiful lake front. Isabella Villa, 2br/2ba/2cg, many upgrades. Must see. $189.500. Keller Williams, 813-727-5229. M/S #T2572472 housesorse mhotsorse nP rsRuskin. 3br/1ba DW in 55+ park. New floors, roof, bath, kitchen. 12x26 shop. Owner finance. $13,500 obo. 813-260-2636 or 813-230-0846 (2) One bedroom, one bath, furnished. 55+ park on the river in Ruskin. $7,000 or rent to own. 813-867-9139 ter rontent sApollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 ousesorrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-325-8483 SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 Thinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 Walking distance to Lennard HS. New 3br/2ba/2cg home. New appliances, paint & carpet. $1100 monthly, security deposit required. Call 813 629-0189 A tsorentRuskin, 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. 813645-1801 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886onosorentBeautiful 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 517262-3720 ent sFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886F A RV for rent. 1 bedroom on private property. $125 weekly includes utili ties plus deposit. 813-363-6001 rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 omuter Troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. Wireless home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-5067748 ut chcre unemov 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 oversAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123. Ask about free boxes. No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-6290108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469Lwn reLLicensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 FDrtung Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. Call Beverly 813-645-3111 to words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold line $3. 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 LOT OVERLOOKING RUSKIN INLET! Over acre, with very old house (maybe a teardown?...) and large shed in back. Perfect location for stilt home with great view of water. Boat ramp across street! Adjacent lot also available. $35,000. DOUBLE LOT WITH 2BR/2BA+DEN MOBILE HOME: Enclosed lanai, laminate oors in living-rm, CHA, water softener, carport, detached utility shed and 2 other sheds. M/H needs little TLC. No HOA, not in ood zone. 2nd lot can be improved. $59,000. BEAUTIFUL 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT, across the street from Little Manatee River. Peaceful area, close to town, boat ramp and park at end of street. All new utilities are there and ready for your MHome/House! $84,500. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 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 1/3 ACRE CORNER LOT WITH HUGE OAKS ZONED FOR HOME OR DUPLEX: Water, electric available (old home on site burned). Convenient location close to everything. $25,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 GREAT RIVERFRONT GET-AWAY! Secluded 3BR/2BA furnished older M/H in excellent condition, newer roof, large and utility shed +washer & dryer. $139,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 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 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 This 2BR/1BA in an age-restricted and gated community with low HOA fees, Screened porch, carport and storage is just what the Doctor ordered. No JUST $39,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this very nice 70x108 lot in beautiful Bimini Bay. Soon to have access to saltwater canal. Gated community with pool. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FISH TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT on this 1.6 acre corner lot on Blue Heron Lake. Subdivision has 4 lakes of 123 acres each & each has its own boat ramp & gazebo furnished with picnic tables & grills. No time frame to build & choose your own builder. Canoe, hike or just sit & watch birds & wildlife play in every direction. 274 ft. frontage. Live the good life for just $82,500 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WANT PRIVACY? PEACE & QUIET? You would have it in this 2/1 mobile home priced at $55,000. There is a 30x40 pole barn, and the owner will furnish water on a monthly basis with negotiated cost. Has a total of 2.27 acres. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING!! BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC WITH VIEW OF POND. granite and stainless appliances. Master suite has garden tub, dual sinks, and separate shower. JUST $152,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Prized zoningM 5021 Sq. Ft. major highways and port. Completely fenced. .81 acre on dead-end street. Cell phone tower brings income. Please call for tour. This one wont last long. $400,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING!! 28.8 ACRES PERFECT FOR DEVELOPMENT ON BULL FROG CREEK. A LARGE 5 BR home with plenty of room for a growing family and JUST $1,900,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 READY WHEN YOU ARE. Great mobile home lot with existing well, septic, electric, and outbuilding is fresh to market, but wont stay long enough to get stale. Close to I-75 on well traveled road with short distance to university, hospital, shopping, business centers. $29,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288

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32 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2013 Were open Monday Friday 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.A doctors ofce for the entire family thats close to home. For appointments, call (813) 844-4600.10647 Big Bend Road Riverview, FL 33579 www.tgmg.org Same-day appointments available. Secure online access to portions of your medical record via MyChart. FREE mobile app available. We participate in most major health plans. Visit www.tgmg.org for a list of accepted insurance plans.Prema L. Ramsahai, D.O. Our family medicine physician is ready to meet the healthcare needs of your entire family from babies to grandparents. Dr. Ramsahai provides a range of healthcare services, from immunizations and treatment of childhood illnesses to management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. 301 75Big Bend Rd. Big Bend Rd. tgh_27844_01_TGMG_Rview_10x7.5_ON&C_M.indd 1 10/4/13 10:22 AM Bowling for dollars, ABWIG crosses the finish lineparking lot more than a dozen classic cars were strutting their shiny, chrome stuff, all in an effort to cross the $250,000 finish line. Weve said all along that this is about property values and about maintaining our way of life, Berkstresser continued. This is a water community, that is why people come down here and buy homes here. If word gets out that you cant get a boat in or out of here that will hurt property values. Whether or not you live on the water, your property is impacted by comps. If the comps go up, everyones value goes up. ABWIG has additionally stressed that the existing and new residents buying those homes are the customers for all of the businesses in the community and the surrounding area. And with the groups final fundraiser now in the rear view mirror, what will happen to ABWIG? It will go dormant, Berkstresser said. It doesnt go away, the website will still be up so people can find out about the latest and greatest things. But this sort of thing only needs to be done every 10 or 15 years. Well keep some money in the bank for future use and because we have the responsibility for maintaining all of those channel markers. But all the activity over the past three years, the monthly meetings and the open houses, that all will stop. And now organizers are hoping the county will step up to the plate so a group of private citizens doesnt have to do this again when, inevitably, it will be needed. What is really going to happen is we are going to have to go into a Phase II mode, Berkstresser said. We are putting it back (the channels) to the way it was. Now, the county has the perfect opportunity to take this and maintain it. There have been no funds ever put aside for the maintenance and that doesnt even count the canals, which is another issue entirely. If they could just put $50,000 aside for each year, in 10 years they would have a half million dollars. They need to take the long-term view on this. And that long-term view could well mean additional property tax revenue for the county that could easily eclipse the relatively small quantity of funds put aside each year. Im really happy about this, Berkstresser continued. Some people in town didnt think we could do this. But after three years, its pretty rewarding. We hope that today is a very successful event. Indeed it was. According to Berkstresser, ABWIG picked up $6,147 at their final fundraiser, enough to put them over their goal. And with that, three years of work ended with a big success. The plan now moves to action with work beginning on the Apollo Beach Nature Park in June 2014. Dredging of the three channels is expected to begin in July 2014 and is expected to be complete by Nov. 1 of that year. The total project is expected to cost $1.5 million. The car show, the silent auction and all of the fun stuff we did at The Alley we had about 250 people there and all of the sponsors, Berkstresser said. We want the community to know just how much we appreciate their support. For more information, visit www.abwig.org. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSContinued from page 1X A strike in the making during the ABWIG bowling tournament, silent auction and classic car show fundraiser at The Alley at South Shore in Riverview. It was the organizations final fundraiser, pushing them over their $250,000 goal.