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October 31, 2013 Volume 57 Number 41PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSWatch out for trick or treatersIts Halloween....use extra caution while driving and keep your eyes open for young ghouls, goblins, princes and princesses out trick or treating. MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com John Moore Flooring | Same Great Location for 11 Years! Shop LocallyLove your community and support your local Sun City Center businessesCome in and ask our staff for more information regarding our many products for your home. Mystery solved...PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe annual Mystery Map Event, held by the Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park, was solved Oct. 19. The event is made possible by the generous support of sponsors and raises money for other park events and supplies. Above, Kayla Racine, 10, of Gibsonton, rode in costume at the annual Event. More photos on page 5.County urges patience with new garbage service after complaintsBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net Officials are asking for patience after thousands of complaints about the countys new garbage collection system. Residents say the automated service, which began Sept. 30, is inconsistent at best with some waiting weeks for recycling refuse to be picked up. We have had one recycling pickup since the new system started, said Riverviews Joann Marshall. I know its a new system and I can see them not having everything correct but why didnt they have a better plan before the changes? Everyone in our neighborhood is upset. They are not alone. So far this month, the county has registered more than 6,000 complaints about the new service from districts 2 and 5, according Doris Barrilleaux, left, and her friend Ella Solivo say handling the larger garbage cans is just too much for both women, now in their 80s. Continued on page 3u Back in the NewsSun City Center residents approve funding The results of the Oct 14-15 vote on funding a new multipurpose building in Sun City Center at a cost up to $664,000 was approved with 2008 yes votes to 415 who said no. As reported in the Oct. 10 edition of The Observer News, which may still be read at www. observernews.net, the building is slated to be constructed at the intersection of North Course Lane and Pebble Beach Boulevard and is being built to alleviate crowding in the existing common rooms and club rooms. This was an overwhelming majority, said David Floyd, who is in charge of the building project for the Sun City Center Community Association Board of Directors. Continued on page 20Continued on page 18u Miss Wheelchair Florida and friends form events group Laura-Lee Minutello, 25, of Valrico, Miss Wheelchair Florida, shows that people with disabilities can enjoy many things they often dont think they can do. Here she rides on the back of a motorcycle with Biker Jeff during the Wheelchair Bike Run for Kids held recently in Tarpon Springs. BYY PENNYENNY FLEETCHERER%  penny@observernews.netIt doesnt matter if youre 16 or 100, if you have a mental or physical disability that has prevented you from attending a prom, then A Night of a Thousand Stars was designed for you. Organizers were amazed that shortly after the event was announced, room capacity was filledwith approximately 250 people, including caregivers and volunteers, set to attend. The numbers showed that a group to put on fun events for the disabled was sorely needed, said Tina Frerichs. Because of the troubles she has had finding services and support for her three now-adult children, Tina, a Sun City Center resident, is starting a Special Needs Adult Program (SNAP) for adults with disabilities in South Hillsborough County. The dance is the first fun event she and others involved have planned. It is being held at Christ Community Church, 1310 John Moore Road, Brandon Nov. 1 beginning at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Miss Wheelchair Florida, Laura-Lee Minutello, 25, of Valrico, her family, Tina, and a host of volunteers. Laura-Lees parents, Marcia and Robert, have lived in Hillsborough County four years, coming from

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Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more to figures obtained by The Current. The districts, served by Progressive Waste Solutions, contain 102,000 homes and cover almost all of South County as well as parts of north Tampa. Complaints totaled 1,819 in District 2, an area of 50,000 homes that includes Brandon south of State Road 60, parts of Riverview, Bloomingdale, FishHawk and eastern Tampa. We have new drivers driving new routes with new equipment, said Kim Byer, manager of the countys automated collection program who is overseeing the transition to automated collections. We are asking the public to bear with us until we get the service back to the level they are used to. Its a unique situation. Complaints are decreasing as drivers become more familiar with their routes and equipment, Byer said. This week (the last week of October) we have received less than 1 percent complaints from a total of 262,000 residential units so its definitely trending down. We are trying to address all complaints within 24 hours and we appreciate the publics patience. That patience is growing short on Oak Street in Riverview. Just having the cans sit out there all the time not only looks bad but it doesnt smell too good either, said Bryan Hurt of Paradise Cove, a community of waterfront homes just south of Riverview Drive, east of U.S. Highway 41. I think we were just forgotten about. While the aesthetics of rows of clunky garbage cans lined up for weeks has raised some hackles, there is also concern the garbage will attract rats. We are on the water so rodents are an issue but this will just bring more out, so its also a sanitary and health issue. Hurt said. Understanding any new system will have kinks, Hurt said he would have been happy to bring the cans back inside but no one called us to tell us when they would be coming. I know a lot of calls were made but no one seemed to take notice at the county. We could have taken the cans off the street if they had just informed us when they would be coming. The companies contracted to remove county garbage have until Nov. 28 to sort out the problems. After that, the county can impose financial penalties based on repeat complaints, Byers said. Citing cost savings $10 million a year and increased safety for workers, the county rolled out 520,000 new garbage cans for more than 262,000 homes in August. The new 95gallon garbage bins and 65-gallon recycle bins cost $25 million but will lead to lower garbage bills while maintaining two collections a week, according to county officials. Bills are expected to decrease from $231.17 to $222.75 a year in 2014 as a result of cost savings, Byer said. Echoing concerns of elderly residents across the county, Riverviews Doris Barrilleaux said the 4-foot, 95-gallon garbage cans are too bulky for seniors and, in her case, not needed. My neighbor and I are in our 80s and we hate the large cans. Shes called twice trying to get them to change out to a smaller one but was told we will have to wait until after Jan. 1, Barrilleaux said. We generally have a single or maybe two little plastic grocery bags per pickup and seldom even used our own small cans. I dont know whose bright idea it was to spend all that money for something the public doesnt even want. So many people have no place to store those gigantic containers. Its ridiculous. The county has promised to swap larger cans for smaller bins for no charge between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2014 by calling your service provider. Automated garbage collections wont begin in Sun City Center and Kings Point until January 2014 thanks to an agreement the communities negotiated with the county last year. With many seasonal and elderly residents, county officials agreed that a January rollout with smaller, easier to maneuver 35-gallon bins made more sense for the area. Confident teething problems with the new system will be overcome soon, county officials say homeowners can help by following some simple guidelines. Ensure all trash is inside the new cans and they are placed on the curb and three feet away from each other. If your house is missed on its designated day, officials still advise leaving the garbage out for next-day pickup. If problems persist, call the County urges patience with new garbage service after complaints u countys solid waste call center at (813) 272-5680. Answers to questions about pickups and schedules can also be found at Waste Managements website, https://www.wm.com. Nine million Florida homes now have automated trash collection. 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, 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.

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Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers With purchase of an entree & this coupon Limit one per person, per visit. 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Author Charles Swindoll had this to say about the importance of attitude, The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church or a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And as it is with you. We are in charge of our attitude. If he is right, and I believe that he is, that certainly puts a pretty heavy burden on us for our own fate. Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought that we have acquired over the years. Many of them are learned from those around us, so it is even more important that we are careful who we imitate. Other attitudes are foisted upon us by society. Several years ago, I watched as two young men were tried for sexually molesting a neighbor girl. The defense argued By William Hodges that the crime was justified because the defendants were victims of sexual abuse themselves. The young men testified in court that they just could not help doing what they did and I think they truly believed what they were saying. Why not? Society had provided them with learned counsel and doctoral psychologists, all of whom told them it was not their fault but rather the fault of society. If one ever hopes to achieve anything in life, we must first take responsibility for our own actions and the habits weve developed. Some would argue that a strong understanding must precede a healthy attitude and acceptance of oneself, and from that acceptance will spring a positive attitude. But for most us who are still working on achieving a good state of selfesteem, the attitude may have to come first and it may have to be manufactured rather than real. Keep in mind that human beings are the only animals on earth who can choose how they will feel and can reshape their attitudes to meet the circumstances. When we react to a situation, we are allowing previous habits to take control of our actions; it is at that point where we must make sure that our programming is appropriate. The attitudes you manufacture every day will be the ones that jump to the forefront in times of stress or emergency. Changing our attitudes is not an easy task. Several research projects have shown the difficulty of making such a change. Although the numbers differ slightly on the various studies, the following applies: A skill change is three times harder to achieve than a knowledge change, and an attitude change is seven times harder to make than a skill change. But then you knew having a great attitude was hard, didnt you? If it werent, everyone would have one.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: Attitude Nail technician uses 250-year-old technique to create 3-D designsElena Zubrilina, a South Shore nail technician, recently returned from a nail art training school in Russia, where she was trained in a 250-yearold Russian technique called double-loading painting. Rarely used in the U.S., this Old World technique creates 3-D views with vivid colors. Since it is hand painted, any image can be created a special wedding, birthday or holiday design, for example. Elena can be reached at 813-295-1936.Some examples of double-loading painting for nail designs.Holiday Gift Market comes to the FairgroundsThe Junior League of Tampa will host the Holiday Gift Market Nov. 8-10 in the Expo Hall of the Florida State Fairgrounds. Browse items from more than 150 specialty merchants from across the country selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and handbags to food, art and childrens items. Admission is $8 at the door, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Junior Leagues service projects in the areas of education and child welfare.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 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 Seafood Festival Seafood FestivalE.G. SIMMONS PARKFun Sun Seafood AM-8PMAM-4PM2401 19TH AVE. NW813-645-3808 COME HUNGRY!25thannual 25th annual2013 Ruskin Ruskin 2013 Crabs, Shrimp, Mullet, Grouper, Seafood Chowder & SO Much More! Live Music Interactive Kids Games Educational Information Vendor Booths Boats on Display Arts & Crafts Beer and Wine $2 entry fee per carload goes directly to Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation $2 entry fee per carload goes directly to Hillsborough County Parks and RecreationExtended hours in the Food Court, Sandbar and Main Stage Saturday open until 8pm! Come enjoy a nighttime concert celebration with us! Bring lawn chairs!www.ruskinseafoodfestival.org www.ruskinseafoodfestival.orgSponsored by: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Waterset by Newland Communities, Budweiser, Mosaic, Florida Home Partnership, TECO, The Tampa Tribune, Fresh From Florida Gulf Seafood, H&R Block, Zipperers Funeral Home, South Bay Hospital, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, The Home Depot, Kids R Kids SouthShore, American Momentum Bank, Service Master 24 Hour, Raymond Handling Consultants, Tampa Crosstie & Landscaping, Sandy Bay Web, SouthShore Custom Carts The mystery is solved at the Mystery Map EventLocal residents rode, paddled and hiked through Little Manatee River State Park Oct. 19 trying to match the mystery time set by an anonymous staffer on each of the trails. It was a day filled with fun for the whole family and park benefitted too. Cathy Moore from Friends of the Park acted as emcee of the event. Here she introduces John Thompson, right, winner of the childrens costume award, and Colton Lewis who recently completed a scouting project by building a raised ornamental gate at the parks equestrian entrance.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSThe First Place winner of the costume contest was Tiffany Goldsmith riding Dixie (pictured on the far right) as Wonder Woman. Other winners were, from left, Kayla and Angela Racine and Melissa Hall. Colton Lewis and his proud mother Tammy show off the plaque Colton was awarded for building the new gate for the park as a scouting project.

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6 OCTOBER 31, 2013 FLOOD INSURANCE FORUM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6THFLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES ARE HERE. NOW...WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS? As a fellow resident in or near a Special Flood Hazard Area, we are all unfortunately in the same boat thanks to this insurance change. Lets all take a deep breath... We have options. The true scope of this 21 Beggins Enterprises you will receive a $75 discount attend our forum and use Target Surveying. There are at least 13 potential options that we each have and you are cordially invited to JOIN US at a town hall forum where we can explore our options together with professional guidance so we can decide which options are suitable for our situations. WHERE:CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises 6542 US Hwy 41 N, Ste 100 Apollo Beach, FL 33572 WHEN:Wednesday, November 6th 6:00 8:00 P.M. professionals, real estate professionals, contractors, attorneys, surveyors, lenders, and investors on hand to help you explore these options, to answer questions and to navigate where we all go from here. No pressure, just option exploration. Please join us and your neighbors as we sort through this together. RSVP:Email your RSVP to RSVP@C21BE.com with your Name, Address & Phone Number. Space is limited. Be g gins Enterprises c21beggins.com SPONSORED BY: #1 CENTURY 21 in Florida Proudly serving property owners for over 40 years! 1) Lower or eliminate content coverage and only insure the structure 2) Increase your deductible to the maximum of $5k Insurance agents on site 3) Make sure you are not overpaying and only insure the replacement cost 4) Pay off your mortgage and self insure Lenders on site 5) Sell your property at new market value Cash buyers on site 6) Consult with a professional and strategically default Attorneys on site Contractors on site 9) Work to modify loan based on new lower values Attorneys on site 10) Sell and stay in your house with a lease-back agreement Investors on site 11) Move out and rent strategically Attorneys on site 12) Apply for FEMA grants to assist in mitigation costs Contractors on site 13) Strategically mitigate house structures to reduce costs Contractors on site (800) 541-9923MAIN SPONSOR: Festival of the Skeletons part of Village of the Arts November ArtwalkOn Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Bradenton Village of the Arts November Artwalk celebrates the 8th Annual Dia de los Muertos. This Festival of the Skeletons is the Village of the Arts biggest annual event, featuring Mexican food and music and lots of art. Village artists will create a community shrine honoring Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Participate in the Memory Wall for Loved Ones. Enjoy the artists Skeleton Walk and shrines and altars to family and friends at galleries throughout the Village. Have fun with skeleton face-painting by artist January Eldred. Meet the winner of the Frida Look-A-Like Contest and learn all about the life of this famous Mexican artist. Have your picture taken at the Festival of the Skeletons life-size postcard board. And dont miss the most famous Dia de los Muertos skeletons of all, the beautiful Victorian lady La Catrina and her handsome escort strolling through the Village enjoying life! So put on your best skeleton face and join the artists for a weekend to remember. FREE. For information, including location of the Village, see www.villageofthearts.com.Lady La Catrina with her escort. 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 GraysonGrayson is a beautiful young gray tabby cat who was born at C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Juliet, Tippy and Romeo. Their mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Sally. Grayson is curious, playful and friendly like his siblings. He also loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. Go visit this handsome guy and give him and his brothers and sister a forever home. Grayson has been neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: January 2, 2013. Rolo Rolo is an unusual looking but handsome Hound mix whose owner moved to an apartment without him. He is just a happy young guy who would love a real forever home. Rolo is very social and playful. He can be a little shy when meeting new people but comes around very quickly. He currently is participating in obedience training. Rolo is a super-sweet boy that would make a great addition to any home. Rolo is current on his shots and neutered. DOB: March 2, 2013. The Crawford Art Advisory Board, part of the SouthShore Regional Library, is looking for artists in painting, mixed media and photography for some of its 2014 exhibits. Applications are available at the librarys Information Desk or online at www.hcplc.org. Right now the Gallery is organizing its first Six By Six Exhibition; Small Art/Big Ideas. The exhibition is open to any artist 18 years or older. Any medium is welcome within the size restriction of six inches by six inches. This is a non-juried show. All applications are due Jan. 13 at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin 33573. If you have any questions regarding the applications or shows, contact Laurie Burhop at burhopl@hillsboroughcounty.org. New exhibit opening Nov. 7 The opening reception for the Crawford Gallery Painting and Mixed Media Exhibit is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. This exhibit will include work in painting, collage, mixed media and mosaics. Attend the reception and meet artists Harriet Rollitt, Linda Pieroth Smith and Janine Tatlock. Light refreshments will be available. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. For more information, call Laurie Burhop at 813-273-3652. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 813-645-4048www.mmprintinc.comYoung Professionals hold socialIf you are between the ages of 18 and 43 years old, the South Shore Young Professionals Association invites you to join members and guests at a special evening social. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar 10475 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview. There is no charge to SSYPA members and first-time guests; $5 for returning guests.Calling all artists!

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 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 $30................before noon$25...................after noon$20..............after pm $500 OFF Any Round IMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 11/15/13 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music every Fri. & Sat. 6-10 p.m. Karaoke every Wed. 5-9 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN Mon.Sun. 7 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 7 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket2034 Pier Drive Ruskin, FL 33570 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 Apollo Beach plant sale a huge successOn Oct. 19 community residents flocked to the plant sale organized to benefit Apollo Beach Beautification, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that will use the proceeds to decorate Apollo Beach for Christmas, and for other ongoing projects.Seafood Festival is this weekend!The famous Ruskin Seafood Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, but in honor of the Festivals 25th anniversary, the food court, music and beer and wine concessions will be open until 8 p.m. On Sunday, the hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual festival is South Hillsborough Countys largest community event; more than 25,000 turned out for it last year. To make it fun for the whole family, organizers will have live island music, boats, arts and crafts, educational displays, commercial exhibits plus lots of interactive kids entertainment. The big focus, of course, is on seafood: clams, grouper, mullet, shrimp, seafood chowder and much more. The crew of sailing ketch Tsunami came in first place in the Mother Lode division at Tampa Sailing Squadrons 2013 Rumgatta. Front row, from Left: Baharat Patel, Dave Kimpke and Lakta Patel. Back row: Vice Commodore Dan Fels, Darrell Barbery, Chris Dollin, Roxann Sexton, and Tsunami Captain Marc Sexton.Tsunami ruled the waves at Tampa Sailing Squadrons 2013 RumgattaParticipants in the 30th Annual Shellback Caribbean Rum Rumgatta Regatta enjoyed glorious weather on Oct. 19 in the waters off Apollo Beach. One of the oldest events in Tampa Bay, the regatta includes classes for Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, One-Design, Racer Cruiser, True Cruising and Mother Lode. The Mother Lode class is designed to provide an easy, safe pursuit race around a comfortable course. Taking first place in the Mother Lode division was the sailing ketch Tsunami, captained by Marc Sexton. Following the event, the Shellback Caribbean Rum Par-T continued late into the night, with the crowd of close to 200 enjoying live music, rum libations, dinner and dancing.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 31, 2013Be prepared to be scared!Ruskins Spooky Haunted House has a one-night stand at 1408 Nethers Place, off West Shell Point Road and 15th St. NW. The night? Halloween, of course, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Food will be available. All proceeds go to Ruskin Elementary School TPA. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Army Army Pvt. Brandon T. Burnett has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Burnett is the grandson of Betty Burnett of Eighth Street Court West, Palmetto. He is a 2011 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. Air Force Air Force Airman Kelsey S. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Brown is the daughter of Michelle Sherman of San Antonio, Puerto Rico, and Locke Brown of Rhodeswell Lane, Dover, Fla. She is a 2012 graduate of Riverview High School, Fla.In Uniform Apollo Beach Womans Club hosts Community and fundraising activities are in full swing for members of the Apollo Beach Womans Club. Just in time for Thanksgiving festivities, the ABWC will hold its annual Bake Sale at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at two locations: outside the Apollo Meat Market on Apollo Beach Boulevard, and near The Very Best Barber Shop in the Publix Shopping Center. Preordered pies are available by calling Nancy Vance at 813-645-4295. Pumpkin or cherry pies are $8; apple or pecan are $12. No pre-orders will be accepted after Wednesday, Nov. 20. The ABWC Garden Club will also begin taking orders for poinsettias, red, pink or white, under the leadership of Roz Hensor: 813383-6185. In addition to fundraising efforts to support its scholarship program, ABWC members enjoy cultural and social activities including those offered by the Garden Club, Book Club, Culture Club and Bridge Club Apollo Beach Womans Club, membership is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. All proceeds from events go to the ABWC Scholarship Fund to support graduating high school students in Apollo Beach who have excelled academically and need help in meeting tuition costs at both two and four year colleges and universities in Florida. For membership information contact Judy Peck at 813746-1072. Human trafficking is topic at November luncheon The next luncheon meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Little Harbor in Ruskin. The guest speaker is June Williams, who has been working since 2009 to bring awareness of the plight of girls and women caught up in the web of human trafficking. Ms Williams started forming core groups in Hillsborough County in 2011. She serves as facilitator of the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking that covers Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. Luncheon reservations must be made by the Friday prior to the luncheon by calling Deanna Anest at 813-938 3641 or e-mail hookr06@hotmail.com. Luncheon tickets are $16.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Why religion is important to genealogy is topic at meeting Nov. 19The Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Debra Fleming discussing Why religion is relevant church records. Fleming heads The Ancestry Detective, a genealogical research firm. She has been a practicing genealogist for nine years, and is the Genealogy Instructor for the USF Lifelong Learning Center. This meeting will be held in the Royal Palm Room of the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin. following a noon luncheon ($13). For reservations and information, call Terri Cardoza at 813633-5172 by Nov. 13. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in genealogy. Mark Abraham joins All Bay Insurance GroupMark Abraham has joined the team at All Bay Insurance Group. Mark spent over a decade in the customer service field and his number one desire is to provide an experience that is second to none for all clients and potential clients. Mark received his Bachelors degree and MBA from the University of West Florida in Pensacola and he is state-certified professional service representative.All Bay Insurance Group opened in 2006 in Riverview and moved its main office to Apollo Beach in 2009. The agency has received numerous Customer Service awards, including the Premier Service Agency designation each year of the awards existence. The agency is an active member of the Greater Riverview and SouthShore Chambers of Commerce, and Joel Meek was President of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce in 2012. All Bay Insurance can be reached by phone at 813-677-1121, online at www.allbayins.com, or by stopping by their office at 101 Flamingo Dr. in Apollo Beach.AARP Safe Driver classes this monthThe popular AARP Safe Driver classes will be offered in Sun City Center and Apollo Beach this month. In Sun City Center, the classes will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kings Point North Clubhouse on Friday, Nov. 1, and in the Atriums Caper Room on Monday, Nov. 18. For reservations call Encore Bank, 813-634-8001. There will be a class in Apollo Beach at the Beggins Century 21 office at 6542 Hwy 41 N. on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 813-645-8481 for reservations. All attendees are asked to bring a lunch, drivers license, a check payable to AARP, and membership number. The cost is $12 if you are an AARP member; $14 for nonmembers. For more information call Mary Jane Tovey at 813-634-7399. Waterside Shops host Sidewalk ShowcaseThe 15 businesses of the Waterside Shops of Apollo Beach, 6110 N. US Hwy 41 in Apollo Beach, invite the general public to their Sidewalk Showcase. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. DJ Chris from Addictive Sounds will be spinning music in the Center of the Plaza. Six of the businesses will be celebrating their grand opening. There will be food, music, and opportunities to register for more than $1,500 in special prizes. Participating businesses include: Anytime Fitness, MVP Barbers, PLAYTIME, Wee Boutique, SouthShore Rising Stars, Ariannas Design, The Vibe, Pool Time, Around the World Animals, Apollo Beach Martial Arts, Apollo Beach Medical Center, China Stars, Metro PCS, Nail Experts and Spa, Weichert Realty and Koch Couture. Go out and support local businesses! For more information, call 813-541-1355. LifePath Hospice to salute patients at Veterans Day ceremonyLifePath Hospice staff and volunteers invite the community to salute patients who have served in the U.S. military at a Veterans Day ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Sun City Center Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Dr. in Ruskin. The event is free and open to the public. The ceremony will commence with the posting of the American flag and an invocation from LifePath Hospice Chaplain Robert White. Staff will then honor the veterans LifePath Hospice has served in the past year and recognize co-workers who are military veterans. The program will conclude with a Dog Tag ceremony and a final prayer. For more information on the LifePath Hospice Veterans Day ceremony, contact Janet Ricklick at 813-984-2307. Eisenhower Middle partners with Shoes For The CureEisenhower Middle School in Gibsonton has partnered with Shoes For The Cure, collecting new and/or used shoes for recycling at shoe drops placed on and just off the school campus. The boxes are also located on the nearby bus ramp. Shoes For The Cures motto is Curing the Environment One Pair at a Time. It is a shoe-recycling program which is self-funding and gives everyone an opportunity to put their old shoes to use, either as a new shoe to the less fortunate or as raw material to be used as surface material for running tracks and tennis courts. According to its website, more than 350 million pairs of shoes are dumpled in landfills each year. When incinerated, harmful dioxins are released into the atmosphere. | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS 2011 & 2012BEST OF SOUTH SHORE joy. 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10 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 31, 2013 In this 2012 Team photo, in the first row, from left, are Michelle Rodriguez, Tiana Hill, Jennifer Sickles, Jada Lester, Rachel Mitchell, Stephanie Williams, Nicole Lock, and Destinee Byrd. Second row: Keryandra Fulks, Leanna Williams, Ashley Dominguez, Quiana Jean-Baptiste, Khadija McCray, Mashijyah Martin, Denise Anglero, Priscilla Aviles, and Haley Manning. Third row: Madeline Hornacek, Tina Hill, Melissa Lopez, Nereida Diaz, Kayla Cyrus, and Tyler McFarlane.East Bay Flag Football makes it into the Library of CongressFootball Nation: Four Hundred Years of Americas Game (2013) by Susan Reyburn was released by the Library of Congress and Abrams for publication in October. As the title suggests, the book chronicles the history of football in its various forms. Richly illustrated and highly entertaining, it is a monumental achievement to have packed so many photos and information in its 256 pages. Even more remarkable, East Bay Girls Flag Football is a part of it! In March 2013 the girls flag football team was contacted by Ms. Reyburn, writer-editor at the Library of Congress. She dedicated one section of the book to the evolution of the team photo and she asked permission to use a team photo of East Bay. Permission granted! The team can be found, right there, on page 247! The photo, by parent Robert Angelini, was taken in 2012 after a 38-6 victory on senior night. East Bays girls flag football team has accomplished many feats in its eight-year history. Now, thanks to Ms. Reyburn, the team can claim something no other high school girls flag football team can. We are in the Library of Congress! For team information go to www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com East Bay Watchby Michael Cooper 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 Outdoor World TipFall Migration Fall migration is underway and this means that you may have some unusual birds visiting your feeders as they pass through on their way south. You may also start seeing a changeover in your regular feeder visitors. Some birds may visit your feeders more in the winter than they do in the summer. Different birds have different tastes in bird seed. Offer a variety of different feeders and seeds in your backyard so that you are prepared for whoever comes your way. Now is the time to start feeding the birds before winter weather arrives. Birds are looking for the best place to overwinter and if your yard appears to have the food, water, and shelter they need, then they will stay and you will get to enjoy them all winter long. Larry Whiteley is host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio. For more tips, log onto basspro.com and click on News & Tips.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 11 At 25, Seafood Festival takes the best and makes it betterMITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOS After 25 years, despite huge growth in visitors and vendors, the Ruskin Seafood Festival has managed to keep an intimate feel. Kind of like taking a mini vacation.By %  cTren mitch@observernews.netMy first Seafood Festival back in the mid-1990s was a relatively intimate affair packed into whatever open space was available at the former Bahia Beach Resort. At the time, my wife and I were living aboard our boat at the nearby marina so we could just walk over and enjoy the festivities with what always seemed to be beautiful days. We were still pinching ourselves about the incredible weather compared to the cold, snowy Minnesota we had left just a year prior. Being at the Seafood Festival was almost magical; it was like taking a minivacation. Nearly two decades later, things have changed considerably but the magical feeling, the minivacation, is not among them. It is a huge event yet it has retained a certain intimacy. The Seafood Festival is still fun, it is still magical and it is a wonderful way to celebrate the coming beautiful winter months. That the spirit of the festival has remained intact is thanks largely to the hard work of Melanie Morrison and a committee of 31 people at the South Shore Chamber of Commerce; people dedicated to producing South Hillsboroughs largest and most famous event. As big as it has grown over the years, this weekends festival, held on Saturday and Sunday at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin, will likely be the biggest yet it is the 25th anniversary of the Seafood Festival and 25,000 people are expected to attend. In addition, several new features have been added that are certain to please the ever-growing crowd. We have done this for 25 years and we have never gone into the night, said Morrison, with this her seventh year organizing the event. This year we are going to be open until 8 p.m. on Saturday night, it will be like a celebratory concert with the great local band, Lady Hawke, on the stage. According to Morrison, in past years the festival has always been packed with people at the previous 5 p.m. closing time so this year food vendors, the beer tents and the stage will be open for those who want to enjoy a night out on Saturday night listening to some great music, with some of the best food in one of Tampa Bays best locations, all with a cold beer or a soft drink in hand. Lady Hawke is a popular and diverse band based in Apollo Beach. Do you think the Seafood Festival consists entirely of fried seafood? Think again. Changes are also coming to the food that is offered. Im really excited, Morrison said. The one thing we hear every single year is there is all fried food. The reality is, that is what tends to sell. We have vendors come from as far as Michigan or Pennsylvania and this will be their biggest event of the year. It is a food festival but we have to be very careful not to have too much food because the vendors will lose out. But we need to have a wide variety and today people want options and now people are eating healthier so we are adding so many things that we havent had before. You tell me what diet you are on and I can tell you where to go. Another question that frequently comes up is about South County area restaurants represented at the festival. People always ask why we dont have more local restaurants out there, Morrison answered. We are focused on local business, after all. But the restaurants have to be set up to be mobile the Fish House just cant pick up and move. But The Mullet Shack will be there and they are one of our favorites. In the boat area, Little Harbor is going to have a tent with cheeseburgers and the theme is cheeseburgers in paradise. With more than 100 vendors and so many visitors, planning the flow of the event is a challenge beyond description. For the Seafood Festival committee, nothing is left to chance, nothing is left for the last minute, nothing is haphazard. Thought goes into everything involved, including the placement of the tents. I went to [the Seafood Festival] for 3 years before I started with the Chamber, Morrison said. The coolest thing to me is to just picture the park before everything is there, before all of the vendors are there. It is literally in my brain where every single thing is. It is months and months of getting the word out and the end is my favorite part because we put it all together. We dont wait for the last minute for anything. Our deadline is a month early but for an event this big, we want to make things work. We get very few complaints from vendors. With more than 100 vendors representing a variety of businesses and organizations, planning the festival is akin to putting together a large puzzle one with 100 pieces and 25,000 variables. This year, we are integrating the nonprofit vendors with the commercial vendors, Morrison said. For instance, we can match up Bullet Free Sky with a vendor Although delicious seafood is the star, the Seafood Festival has become much more than just that. With an expansive childrens area, more than 100 vendors and live entertainment, it is a weekend minivacation. You can even catch a smile from a goat.u

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Even considering ownership or rental costs, RV travel is cheaper than traveling by car, plane or train — especially when you factor in lodging and restaurant costs. RV Options Most people, when they think of RVs, think of huge motorhomes, but RVs run the gamut from folding camping trailers and truck campers, to travel trailers and large motorized RVs. Cost, too, will range from as lit tle as $4,000 for pop-up campers all the way up to $1.5 million for luxurious motorhomes. To learn more about RV options, check out gorving.com, a resource created by the RV travel industry that breaks down all the different types of RVs available today, along with various videos and other RV information. The best way to ease into RV travel and find out if you like it is to rent. Renting can also help you determine which type of RV best suits your needs. Rental costs will vary greatly depending on what you choose, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 up to $300 per day. To locate one of the 500 or so RV rental outlets around the country check your yellow pages under “Recreation Vehicle” or search The National RV Dealers Association website at rvda.org. Camping Options With around 14,600 public and privately owned RV parks or campgrounds across the country (see gocampingamerica.com and trailerlifedirectory.com), RVers can roam coast-to-coast with no shortage of places to stop, or options to choose from. Most RV parks are open to all comers and rent spaces on a nightly or weekly basis, much like a motel or hotel, with rates typically ranging from $15 to $50 per night; however, some in city and country parks may be $10 or even free. RV parks can also range from rustic facilities with limited or no utility hookups, and are more often found in state and national parks, to luxury resorts with amenities that rival fine hotels. To research RV campgrounds, get a copy of the “Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory” for $10 at goodsamclub. com/publications, or call 866-2057451. This guide breaks down what each campsite offers, along with their policies and costs, and a rating system. Also see rvbookstore.com for dozens of books and DVDs about RVs and the RV life style. There are also a number of RV clubs you can join, like the Good Sam Club (goodsamclub.com), that provide member discounts on parks and campgrounds, travel guides, fuel and propane, roadside assistance and more. Passport America (passportamerica.com) is another popular club that gives 50 percent discounts on more than 1,800 campsites across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 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. RV Travel Tips for Beginners THE SAVVY SENIOR By Jim Miller Ruskin Memorial V.F.W. Post #6287 hosts parade, fun-filled day In honor of all veterans, this year’s Veteran’s Day Parade, sponsored by the Ruskin Memorial V.F.W. Post #6287. will start promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, going through downtown Ruskin and north along US Hwy 41. The V.F.W. once again invites all local youth, civic and community organizations, fraternities, Krewes, and businesses to join them for this patriotic holiday parade, free to the public and participants. Following the parade, all participants, sponsors and attendees are welcome at V.F.W. Post 6287, 5120 US Hwy 41 N in Ruskin, for on-going family fun, music, food and the awards presentation ceremony. Any organization or business interested in participating in the parade should contact the V.F.W. at 813-645-2935, Bruce Scheller or Shirley May at 813-645-3410, or email aability1@verizon.net for additional information or for an entry application. Further information and entry forms are also available online at www. vfwpost6287.com.

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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 Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~ Samuel Ullman (businessman, poet, humanitarian) It turns out the half century mark is a difficult point in life; at least it was for me. Fortunately it is almost over I dont have to worry about the fact that Im 50 because I am about to be 51. So yeah, Ill be in my 50s and thats just how Ill roll. At least until I turn 60. Fifty was a confusing year and Ive taken some of you along on the bumpy ride through this column. New health issues crop up, people you know start dealing with serious challenges such as cancer (and even worse things) and some of them pass on. I dont feel old but the rational part of my brain that lives for quantifying things reminds me that 50 could qualify as a historic building in many parts of Florida. I write this column with numerous questions about life, hoping that the focus will not be on me but on you being able to relate with similar questions of your own. I think of it as a discussion as opposed to a monologue. Making this column about me would not only be incredibly boring but also the hallmark of a narcissist. I am many things, most likely including the former, but I try not to be the latter. Apparently, however, the ride Ive described the past year has brought up some questions about my life. While my mind is still somewhat active and alert, Ill answer a few of them: Am I dying? Am I quitting the newspaper? Am I moving away? No, no, someday not today, not tomorrow. Now that I think about it, that last answer could apply to all of those questions. Ive been working (for the most part) for this company since 2001 and several of the people I met on my first day in the office are people Im still happy to see when I came to the office today. That in itself is rare. The world has changed a lot since I started my first big corporate job back in the late 1980s. At more and more companies, employees are largely commodities. Layoffs are commonplace, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes merely to goose the stock price. It seems for an increasing number of employees, there is little in the way of loyalty coming from employers. The Great Recession seemed to only quicken the pace of the change from human resources to chattel management and that appears to be cementing itself in place. Humanity is taking a back seat to the necessity of survival. But thats not how things are at this company. Sure there are always challenges but the owner and management look at the employees to help find solutions, not be the solution through layoffs. The people that run this company really, truly care about the people who work here. They even care about our families. Ive worked for some great companies in my life and the level of humanity in this company is rare, and it seems to be increasingly rare. More, I believe that philosophy comes through in the newspapers we produce every week. Many large, corporate-owned newspapers are struggling (and alltoo-often failing) to survive; yet the three newspapers of this company tend to do fairly well. Since the people who run this place care deeply about us, that creates an environment for us to easily and sincerely care deeply about our readers and advertisers. I realize that Ive been whining about getting old. Okay, thats largely over now. In a few weeks, I wont be a 50-year-old guy anymore; Ill be IN my 50s. Somehow that is much easier to accept -it creates a place for me in the world. No longer am I an old young guy; Im now a young old guy. I like that better for some reason. Of course I know that being in my 50s isnt all puppies and rainbows. You see, my brain doesnt feel all that much different from when I was 18 (but oh hell yes my knees and back do, just not my brain). Now that Im a young old guy I look around and realize that it is people like me who are running the show everything from the companies to the nation. My guess is, at least for the men, all of their brains, like mine, still largely feel the same as when they were 18. That is a disconcerting thought. It is an awareness that was well summed up by author Kurt Vonnegut: True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. Indeed. As far as I know, at the moment Im not dying, at least not more than anyone else getting by with the fatal condition known as life. As far as I know, if Im lucky, Ill still be writing for this newspaper tomorrow and next week. As far as I know, Im not moving to New York tomorrow but I would like to someday. Michelle and I love the city and I have a few centuries of family history there. Perhaps it is the spirit of my ancestors that makes it feel like home to us. But for right now, just at this very moment, Im happy with where I am. I have counted my blessings and its a big number. Bigger, in fact, than my number of years. Yes, I know thats a lot.ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Counting blessingsMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOAs a young old guy, Im learning to count my blessings. Right now, Im pretty happy where I am.

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Miss Wheelchair America isnt a beauty contest, Laura-Lee said. Its an advocacy competition. National finals were in Rhode Island and were won by Miss Texas who was severely injured in an automobile accident. My platform was Dare to be Different. I mean, we all have different eye color and hair color and skin color. So its the same with a person who has a disability. Were just different in a different way. Tina, Marcia and Robert agreed forming a group is going to be as good for the caregivers as it is for those who need special care. Sometimes days go by and were in the houseweeks evenwithout another soul, Tina said, remembering the days she was a single parent (before she remarried) and had three children in wheelchairs. Marcia added that once disabled children leave school, they age out of all the services provided by ESE programs (Exceptional Student Education). Its hard after that, because theres really not much out there. Laura-Lees new position as Miss Wheelchair Florida enabled her to talk one-on-one with Flor ida Gov. Rick Scott and she also regularly goes to local schools and senior centers, talking with people of all ages about what theyd like to see happen and different ways they might be able to make their dreams realities. I want to help empower people to know they can do more than they think they can do, Laura-Lee said. Marcia said her daughter has tried Zumba, ridden on the back of a motorcycle, been parasailing, and trains in boxing with her own pair of pink gloves. So you do things a little differ ently from most people, LauraLee said. But you can still enjoy them. The November dance will be the first where all the people who have signed up will meet each other, Tina said. It is a very exciting time for her because she has two children that are critically ill and one who is chronically ill. She explains the difference in the care they must receive. My 31-year-old daughter Nicole Marie is mentally about six and has Lennox Gautaut syndrome. Thats where she has from 100 to 200 seizures a day, she said. In addition, she has cerebral palsy and a condition where her central nervous system forgets to tell her body to breathe while she sleeps. She also has a feeding tube. I was a full time restaurant manager, and then, as a single parent, all at once I was a caregiver, she said. Her second child is now 29 and is a nurse in N.J. but manages a chronic illness, and her third, Michael Scott, who is now 28, has what people usually recognize best as the boy in the bubble disease. Its a type of anemia where he has lost his immune system. And at six, he developed juvenile ar thritis too. At that time, I had three children in wheelchairs, she said. Michael Scott still receives transfusions every week to help fight infections. I was living in N.J. and my par ents were in Florida, both sick, and I was flying back and forth, Tina said. After moving to Florida, she remarried. Her husband, Ralph, has Lupus but lives an active life and is a manager for Walgreens in Bradenton. He has been a great source of strength and support, she said. But when she moved to Florida, she was still a single parent. I had my mom dying in one room and my daughter on life support in another room and she (her daughter) was No. 14,364 for a Medicaid waiver for in-home services, she said. We had nothing (no support services). Once she began to check the Internet for services, Tina met other parents like herself and realized it wasnt just services they needed but interaction with others and yes, just plain fun. My daughter has never been to a prom, she said with tears in her eyes. But Night of a Thousand Stars will change that. The dance will be the first event scheduled to create memories for some who have never known anything but their own families, caregivers, and medical staff. A few doctors and EMTs have volunteered their services to be in attendance in case they are needed. Theres one man whos coming who is on a heart transplant list, and an elderly couple who are both disabled, said Marcia. Were going to see a lot of different things. The organizers are very pleased at the help given by some businesses and volunteers to make the event possible. We were able to collect more than 100 gowns to offer the girls. Thirty-two or 33 of them got to try on gowns and they got shoes and jewelry and everything.Memory Maker (store) in Bradenton and some individuals gave the gowns, and Lori Flaws a friend of Marcias is making 300 cupcakes. You cant do that all at once, so they have to be made in batches and then frozen, but she is making every one herself. Marcia and Tina are especially grateful to Trident Program (Bradenton) for giving them a place to try on the gowns, and to The Noise Box, a musical group at the Brandon church that put on a concert in October that raised $550 to put on the dance.Although the list for the dance has already filled because of fire regulations on numbers of people allowed in buildings (according to the buildings size) others are encouraged to contact the group and find out about future events. A data base is being made for services and support groups, and there will be get-togethers of many kinds for both caregivers and persons who have special needs of all kinds. It is a very exciting time, Tina said. To find out more, call Tina at 813-662-7555 or email her at rafitina@aol.com.Miss Wheelchair Florida and friends form events group Tina Frerichs of Sun City Center had three critically-ill children and a dying mother when she realized how many other care givers like herself were often home for weeks at a time with no break. Now she is spearheading a group that will not only be for support but for outings and all kinds of fun for both caregivers and their special needs family. Visiting special needs people of all ages Laura-Lee speaks with seniors about what they would like to see happen in their futures. Recently she visited a senior center program run by Easter Seals of Southwest Florida in Sarasota where she met with many people. I like to encourage them, and I gain wisdom from everybody I meet, she said.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 19 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights No-Fuss Foods Friday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Cooking delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods as she demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Having Fun, Wish You Were Here: An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Using museum-quality, vintage postcard images, Liz Coursen will reveal Floridas dynamic growth in the first half the 19th century in this vibrant PowerPoint presentation. No registration required. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Adult Writing Group Tues., Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Mouse & Keyboard Tues., Nov. 5 at 12:15 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Limit: 20. Astronomy & Telescope Viewing Tues., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. This program with Craig MacDougal will feature a short astronomy presentation inside the library, detailing what will be observed, followed by an outside viewing of the moon and planets through a telescope. No registration required. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wed., Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wed., Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wed., Nov. 6 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! Your Garden and the Disease Triangle Wed., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Master Gardener Nicole Pinson will discuss the concepts of the disease triangle when troubleshooting garden problems. This class will cover how to make sustainable choices when addressing garden diseases and pests, landscape care and maintenance. Presented in partnership with the Hillsborough County Extension Service. 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 Veterans Day program is announcedOn Sunday, Nov. 10 the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. will conduct the 49th Annual Veterans Day Tribute to honor all veterans from all wars. This ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum located at 3602 US Hwy 301 N. in Tampa, a half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The cer emony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. in remembrance of the time that the Armistice to end the First World War was signed. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by a joint color guard made up of members from 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion Honor Guard and JROTC Cadets. The National Anthem will be sung by Firefighter and Retired Marine Thurnell (Chip) Shields and the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by a JROTC Cadet There will be more than a hundred JROTC Cadets from area high schools in attendance to perform drill demonstrations and a Pass in Review. The POW/MIA Missing Man ceremony to remember those who have not yet made it home will be performed by the Scottish American Military Society. A Wreath Tribute will be presented by the Gold star Wives, Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families of America. The playing of TAPS and a rifle salute will be rendered by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Master of Ceremonies will be Walt Raysick, president of the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc., and the keynote speaker will be Col. Andre J. Briere, USAF, Vice Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill AFB. There will be several dignitaries in attendance. The coveted Edwin Porterfield Award and the Keeping the American Patriotic Spirit Alive Awards will be presented, along with a special presentation by the Latin Soldiers Veterans Motorcycle Association to the Museum and Parks Committee, Inc. This ceremony is open to the public and tented seating will be avail able. 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Includes replacing pads, shoes and turning rotors. 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/ Better Care It shows the community is really behind the project. Plans are in the works and construction is set to begin in 2014.First goal nearing target on Ruskin Cemetery ProjectThe South County community is contributing nicely to the recently-formed Ruskin Memorial Cemetery Preservation Fund, a project of the Ruskin Womans Club. The first $7,500 has come from the National Cremation Society of Ruskin, Betty Jo Council, Donald and Phyllis Elsberry, an anonymous donor, and a promise from The Historical Trust. The Womans Club initiated an endowment fund for perpetual mowing of the cemetery for future generations and has received a promise of help from The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. As first reported in The Observer News and The Current Oct. 10, the Challenge Grant the club applied for gives the community three years to raise $75,000 and the Tampa Community Foundation will then credit the account with an additional $25,000. Fundraising is planned by several local organizations. To assist, contact Debbie Bonebrake at 813 8927235 or Deb Adams, 813-6490400. Redhawk Ranch announces store hours, other newsThe 18-acre Redhawk Ranch owned by Bud and Brenda Hoshaw at 4110 County Rd. 579 in Wimauma will have store hours Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in its onsite store which will sell many types of American Indian arts, crafts and reproductions. The Hoshaws plan other events there as well, such as the Boy Scouts earning badges by building old native-style living quarters Oct. 25-27, and Sacred Circles that are open to the public. But with advance notice by telephone to 941-545-7084, visitors are welcome to come by and enjoy the serenity of the land and property when there are no events going on. Another feature at the ranch is a vibroacoustic chair used for periods of relaxation and meditation. The fees for that use have not yet been decided. Although many historical tales have been told about the land upon which the ranch sits, Buds research had shown that a breakdown of a train carrying Native Americans near Fort Hamer had some escapees on it that eventually joined the Seminole tribe. A story about the ranch reopening was originally published in The Observer News and The Current Oct. 17. Parks and Rec projects moving swiftly News of Hillsborough Countys parks and recreation department upgrades and changes have been followed by this newspaper since the formation of 10 regional centers changed the way the countys recreation programs were run in 2010. The most recent development reported in The Observer News and The Current was in the July 4 edition, when it explained additions and renovations to the local regional centers. Since that time, an update was given by Parks, Recreation and Conservation Spokeswoman Shorty Robbins, who said Gardenville Recreation Center, at 615 Symmes Road, Gibsonton, is currently going through the permitting process and Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 Sixth St. S.E. in Ruskin, is going out to bid for contractors this week. Everything is on target and going according to plan, Robbins said in an interview Oct. 22.Pickleball to be added to South County recreation programs One of the new programs that will be added to all of Hillsborough Countys recreation centers is pickleball. This is because there was so much interest in the sport at last years Senior Games, said parks spokeswoman Shorty Robbins. The sport has already been added to Brandon and Northdale recreation centers, and is being played indoors at Gardenville temporarily. Since it is an outdoor sport, arrangements will eventually be made to have field play. Meanwhile, there are monthly pickleball tournaments at the All Peoples Life Center on Sligh Avenue in Tampa and anyone is allowed to participate. More active adult programs are slated to go into the rec centers once the renovations and additions are complete, Robbins said. A list of dates for pickleball play and other information about current and planned programs is available on the parks website, http://www.hillsboroughcounty. org/index.aspx?nid=99. Have a safe MOSI offers free pre-school program on WednesdaysParents of pre-schoolers can now bring their little ones to MOSI every Wednesday, from 10:30 11 a.m. to enjoy a fun, free science activity or demonstration perfect for kids 4 and under. Stay after and enjoy MOSIs exhibits or sign up for a preschool science class (additional fees apply for exhibits and classes). Kids eat free in the MOSI caf on Wednesdays with the purchase of an adult meal. These events will take place in MOSIs grand lobby and are open to the public. Call 813-987-6000 for more information. MOSI is located at 4801 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa.Free workshops for child care providersHillsborough County Extension offers workshops that provide training and technical assistance to early childhood professionals. The workshops are free for all licensed child care providers in Hillsborough County. For others, the cost is $10. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are avail able for these classes. (0.2 CEU per class) Schedule Every Child Counts: Building Community Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. Science for Preschool Children Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Teaching Music to Young Children Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. Math for Toddlers and Preschoolers Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Art Appreciation for Young Children Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. What Does Time Mean to Children Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. How to Get Parents on Your Team Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Science for Preschool Children Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration is required and must be done online at HTTP://exten sion.psu.edu/cyttap. Click on the green State Training tab at bottom of page, choose Florida, then Tampa and find the workshops. These workshops are made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense in partner ship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Penn State University and the University of Nebraska/ Lincoln Extension. For more information, contact Diana Converse by phone at 813744-5519, ext. 54140, or by email at Converse@ufl.edu.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 21 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 31: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 01: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 04: BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 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 D ANCING*: 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 Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 11: MEMORY BUS (AL Z HEIMER S ASSOC) RSVP! BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to 2 pm 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 12: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* A+ HEARING DON GUILEY THE LOSS OF HEARING & DIMENTIA 11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm Wed 13: LINE D ANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 14: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 15: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 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. NEXT Kidney SmartSM CLASS IS: NOV EMBER 26Offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) the program is free and open to the community. www.davita.com, click on Kidney Smart tab. Please check your insurance coverage for SILV ERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement ClassesNOVEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW Monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com click Events Last week I got a call from one of our local elementary schools, asking for assistance in rounding up speakers for the upcoming Great Amer ican Teachin. I was most happy to comply, as this is one of my favorite and scariest days of the year. If youre interested in participating this year, the date is November 21 and we are wanting people from all walks of life. In all of the challenges I have faced in the past three years as executive director of the Chamber, the most difficult was last year when I stood before a classroom of third graders and tried in vain to explain to them what we do. Forget trying to get the potholes fixed in the road out front. THIS was a true challenge! A teacher at Ruskin Elementary asked me to come and make a presentation to her class. It was a wonderful idea, very similar to the old Career Day we used to have in high school. Local business people get about a half an hour to talk about their chosen field and encourage these innocent, open minds. Due to a scheduling issue, I was the last presenter of the day to these precocious, energetic 8-yearolds. I had my talk prepared, but I was no match for the other business leaders who preceded me. I came behind the exciting Mr. Frank, the former stage manager for every big performing name in the world. He had traveled the globe and done exciting things! He knew famous people! Then there was Ms. Carol, who was an ER nurse. She saw blood and vomit and cool things like that! The worst act to follow was just before mine. My Husband was asked to come and talk about all the cars he restores and paints. To add an insult to my injury, he asked me to bring my Clown Car for the show and tell aspect of his presentation. The kids got to go outside and have their picture taken with it, wiggling and squirming and jockeying for the best possible position in the photo. Once the photo op was done, we piled back into the classroom and it was my turn to inspire. When I said the words Chamber of Commerce it was clear they pictured a building that resembled something out of a Harry Potter movie, large and gothic with dark halls and eerie shadows.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Volunteer for the Great American Teach-inI tried to explain how we help support our local businesses and promote them whenever we can. Do you use math where you work? Of course! I have to establish an annual budget and make sure we earn enough money to pay all of our bills. Do you use reading and writing? Yes, I write a weekly column and read local business journals so I stay current with what is going on in the community. Can your husband paint a Lam borgini? So much for educating them on workforce partnerships and the power of networking. In the end, I had a residual cool ness factor just for owning the Clown Car and being married to Mr. Kevin. But I doubt any one of those kids wants to grow up to run a Chamber of Commerce. Too bad. I think its the greatest job in the world! With no blood or vomit to clean up!The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours and ribbon cutting at Sequoia Financial, located at 823 Cypress Village Blvd. October 24. Halloween horrors, fall festival flubsGhosts and goblins may not be the true threat to trick-or-treaters during this years Halloween festivities. Possibly tainted candy, use of costume materials, and food-borne illnesses may really be the hazards. As such, the health professionals at the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville can be an important resource for parents at this time of year. The Poison Center Help Line, 1-800-222-1222, is available 24 hours a day when these questions come up. Halloween can be a time for fun and adventure for children, but we need to remain diligent that there are still some risks associated with Halloween activities such as those described below or for small children accidentally mistaking medications for treats. Children under the age of six continue to be the number one victim of accidental poisonings. Last year, the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville received almost 36,000 human exposure calls, nearly 17,000 which involved accidental ingestions in children under the age of six. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2 last year, the Help Line received almost 700 calls. On Oct. 31 alone, there were 135 calls for help and advice to the Poison Center Help Line. This is also the time of the year known for fall festivals, carnivals and fairs. One of the more fun aspects of these events is the various types of food available. The not-so-fun part can be food-borne illness associated with undercooked or improperly handled or stored food. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville can provide food safety education tips and management advice for food poisoning if it does occur. The following tips can help ensure a safe Halloween for everyone: are consumed and immediately discard treats with puncture holes, tears or signs of re-wrapping. to give your children to reduce the urge to snack on treats that have not been inspected. lowing treats that are age-appropriate. Be careful with hard candy, gum, peanuts and toys with small parts. these products contain an irritating chemical which may cause pain if it gets in their mouth, eyes or throat. or mouth can cause a frostbite type injury. Wash immediately with water. For more Halloween safety tips, log on to the Poison Centers website at www.fpicjax.org; click on Poison Info/Prevention/Seasonal Hazards/Autumn. In a poisoning emergency, dont waste time searching the Internet. Call your Poison Center first at 1-800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. The Poison Center Help line is toll free and specialists are available 24 hours a day in a poisoning emergency or to answer your poisoning-related questions.

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22 OCTOBER 31, 2013 Advanced Technology and Medical Breakthroughs Can Prevent, Reduce, or Even Relieve Hearing Loss! Science, Medicine and Technology are on a mission to help Baby-Boomers get back in the game so they can hear clearly again with amazing relief from hearing loss! In less than 1 hour you can find out how much of your hearing is lost and what you can do to get it back! Arnold Palmer SUP ERVALUECOUP ONFREE EAR INSPECTION LIMIT EDTIMECOUP ON SUMMERMOISTURE CHECK! FREE Knowledge About How Your Ears Work Helps With The Healing Process!Its important that you have a basic understanding of how your ears work. The healing starts when you first acknowledge that you have a hearing problem. The next step is to get your ears examined so you will know the cause and the degree (mild to profound) of your condition.Ear Canal Inner Ear Cochlea Eustachian Tube Middle Ear Eardrum Outer Ear20 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.floridahearing.comSUN CITY CENTER 4850 Sun City Center Blvd.813-634-8451 a t FLORIDA HEARING CARDS AUDIBELDoes your hearing aid struggle to give you the amplification you need?Sometimes its just a little MOISTURE. Floridas humid summers could be to BLAME. Let Audibel rejuvenate your hearing aid FREE for a limited time no matter where you purchased your hearing aid.FREE Ear Inspection and Ear Wax Removal Assistance with Your FREE HEARING TEST The carefree way to connect to your world In 2004, President George W. Bushs doctors reported that he had a mild frequency hearing loss which significantly affected everyday conversation. Here you can see him cupping his right ear, a common technique used by individuals when having difficulty hearing. So Small the Only Thing People Will Notice is You Hear Better First U.S. President to Wear a Hearing Aid best fitting r a nge up t o 40 db299$ President Ronald Reagan began wearing a custom-made technologically advanced heart aid (at age 72) after experiencing increased difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds. Reagans hearing problems date from the 1930s when a .38-caliber pistol was fired near his ears while he was acting in a movie. FREEHEARING TEST &FREE TRIALall in one visit! HEARING AID B ATTERIES! Expires 11/8/13 Limit 2 Packs Per PatientAll Sizes for All Hearing Aid Brands Why Do People Delay Addressing Hearing Loss?In America, the average person with hearing loss delays dealing with it for 5 to 7 years. The big question is, Why do people wait so long before confronting the obvious problems that come with an inability to hear clearly?How Hearing Is TestedTo evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a combination of electronic equipment and headphones.What Hearing Tests ShowHearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. The results of your hearing exam will provide you with the road map to what you should do next to regain and restore your ability to hear clearly again. AMPplus $650While Supplies Last. Fits up to 40db loss!PERSONAL AUDIO AMPLIFIERInvisible. Comfortable. Affordable.SOLD ELSEWHERE$750 Now you see it... Now you dont!Audibel A2 hearing aids are designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again. With their advanced features theyre engineered to: This advertisement funded by the MANUFACTURER, Minneapolis, MN BRANDON TAMPA 813-681-4046 813-831-9442 ELLENTON BRADENTON 941-722-7200 941-747-6966

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 23 If you went fishing this past week Im almost sure that you caught a flounder. The reason is a so-called Florida cold streak came through. Sixty degree weather was cold enough for the flounder to wake up from sleeping on the sandy bottom of the water and eat during high and low tides. They emerged in schools with anglers catching their share of this lean white fish. Legal must measure l2 inches with l0 per person, per day. Flounder is from the flatfish family and to many is a challenge to fillet. It takes practice to fillet a flounder and those who have not mastered it will not try in the presense of their buddies who know how. When I first tried to fillet a fish, I put a nail at the top of a cutting board which was a great help. Practice makes perfect, and soon you will not hesitate to fillet a fish in front of your buddies. Flounder is on most all Florida seafood restaurant menus. It is featured stuffed with crabmeat, broiled, baked or fried. If you are not familiar with Floridas saltwater fish, this is a top choice to eat. I met more anglers again this week who are not fishing for snook. They say they are mad because the season was closed so long, and they will not catch another. Okay, if thats the way you feel, but it is one of the best game fish in our salt waters. Redfish catches have been the best of the entire season. There are reports of giant redfish around Fort Desoto with many more in the rivers and bay. Legal is l8 inches or more than 27 inches. One per per son, per day. Recreational red snapper season closed on Oct. 22. It is the time of the year that mullet begin to school for spawning. Trout are in schools, in shallows, and are a great catch this month. Their tender mouths give you a challenge of keeping them on the hook and boating them. A fun fish to catch, as well as a great tablefare. Bass tournaments are springing up all over Florida for the winter season. Why not, we are about the only state that has pleasant weather in the winter months. Cobia are heading for warmer waters. The first sight of cooler weather and they are in the warm channel outlets at TECO. Panfish, bass, and freshwater catfish bites were boated this week, by the freshwater anglers. Sheepshead are still playing around, schooling under private docks with the snook. So far high tech hasnt taken the place of real fishing, so go out and enjoy the wonderful smell of the cool, fresh breeze blowing in your face as you cruise our waters.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Flounder catches are a sure thing RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended. 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. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.New location named for WAVES meetings will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at its new meeting location in the Assisted Living Facility of Hawthorne Village. The community is on W. Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue; the ALF building is the first one on the right after entering. The WAVES organization is for all women of the Military Sea Service. The Unit anticipates a busy schedule in the fall months with participation in various events honoring American veterans as well as their usual support of the programs at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. The Unit is actively seeking new members and welcomes all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the US Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information call JeanNominations for Hillsborough Womens Hall of Fame due on Nov. 22Would you like to recognize an outstanding woman of merit in Hillsborough County?Nominations are now being accepted for the Hillsborough County be selected by the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women for induction May 7 at the Tampa Convention Center. Award selection criteria may include: achievements in field of endeavor; efforts to elevate the status of women; enduring contributions to the quality of life for all residents; service to the community; and inspiration to society. A biographical sketch, photo and description of qualifications are necessary for consideration of each candidate. Previous inductees have included Jan K. Platt, Pat Frank, Dr. Juel Shannon Smith, and the late Dottie Berger MacKinnon. Nomination forms may be submitted online, Hillsborough Countys Commission on the Status of Women created its Hall of Fame to honor women who, through their lives and efforts, have made significant contributions to the improvement of lives of others and blazed frontiers for other women. The Commission facilitates and maintains the permanent Womens Hall of Fame display. For more information on the Hillsborough County Commission on the hillsboroughcounty.org .Back by Popular Demand: Fall Concert Series by Eastern Hillsborough Community Band released its fall concert schedule. The community is invited to Back by Popular Demand, a program that includes such popular songs as Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Pink Panther, and Soul Bossa Nova. The series also features a medley performed by the Eastern Hillsborough Flute Choir.Performance dates and locations are: ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org.

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24 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h OCTOBER 31, 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 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 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>‡™UVV''œ} We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. — Winston Churchill Area Obituaries Herta Beatty Herta Beatty, 90, of Seymour, Ind. and Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Brandon Regional Hospital. She was a resident of Seymour and wintered in Sun City Center for 32 years. Born May 1, 1923 in Suderstapel, Germany, she was the daughter of Herman and Louise (Conrad) Gutzeit. On June 8, 1946 she married Charles Gardner Beatty, who preceded her in death December 22, 2007. Herta was a member of the first United Methodist Church in Seymour and an associate member of the United Community Church in Sun City Center. Herta was also a homemaker and the world’s greatest cook. She loved raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed playing bridge. Always active, she had been a member of the Boys Club Women’s Council, where she shared her wealth of knowledge by teaching cooking and crafts as well as tutoring the young club members. She was a member of the Schneck Medical Center Foundation, the Hospital Guild, a past member of the ESA Sorority and Seymour Boys Club Women’s Council, as well as having been a Cub Scout Den Mother for several years. After retiring, Herta took up golf and enjoyed playing until four years ago. At one time she took part in a golf outing with four generations of her family. Herta leaves behind a legacy of love and caring. She is survived by sons Robert C. (Sandra) Beatty, John T. (Kay) Beatty, and Richard G. Beatty; grandchildren Tyler Beatty, Jared Beatty, Bart (Holly) Beatty, Bridget (Jason) Longmeier, Brooke Beatty and Ben (Shannon) Beatty; great-grandchildren Christian Hunnicutt, Brinkley Beatty, Blis Beatty, Charlie Longmeier, Mack Longmeier and Lola Longmeier; brother Thomas (Shirley) Gutzeit; and sister Annemale Harksen. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services were held in Seymour, Ind. on October 28. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service, 316 North Chestnut St., Seymour, Ind. 47274, and memorials may be written to the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour and the Schneck Hospital Foundation, also through Voss Funeral Service. Joan H. Flodeen Joan H. Flodeen, 90, of Kings Point, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was born on Feb. 11, 1923 in Taylor County, Missouri. She grew up in Moline, Ill., where she met her husband Carl (Bud) Flodeen, and they were married on September 30, 1942. They had been married for 69 years at the time of his passing nearly two years ago. Joan worked as a bookkeeper and retired from Moline National Bank after many years of service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. She was a devout Christian and trusted deeply in the Lord to sustain her through life’s’ trials and tribulations. She attended many church activities and events in Kings Point up until the time of her passing. In her younger years, Joan loved to sew and bake. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She was loved by everyone who knew her for her warmth, understanding, unique laugh and incredible sense of humor. She is survived by her sister Eileen Mann of Geneseo, Ill; daughters Pamela Harris and Linda (Dan) Holmer; grandson Christopher Richards and wife Cherie, of Brandon; granddaughter Britta Gibbon and husband Robert of Apopka, Fla.; great-granddaughters Breanna Douglas of Brandon and Eila and Alina Gibbon of Apopka, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl (Bud) and greatgranddaughter Hayley Richards. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Audrey Vogel Hamlin Audrey Vogel Hamlin, 81, of Sun City Center passed away October 19, 2013. Audrey taught music for 52 years. She was a member of the National Piano Guild, P.M.T.A and A.G.O., a charter member of the “Sweet Adelines” in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, a member of “South Shore Sound” in Florida, an organist and choir director in the Pittsburgh area and maintained a music studio in Forty Fort and Dallas, Pa. Before taking up residence in Sun City Center, Florida, her youngest son Dale preceded her in death. She is survived by son Dr. David A. Hamlin, (Joyce) of Langhorne Pa.; daughter Dawn Maurer (Richard) of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren Lauren Maurer and Michelle Figueroa, both of Florida; loving husband John; stepsons Glen (Sandy) and Eric (Sandra); four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. She was a long-standing member of the Kings Point Piano Quartet and an arranger of eight-hand music. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5309 US Hwy 41 in Apollo Beach. Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home. Prince of Peace kicks off stewardship renewal On Oct. 26 Prince of Peace Catholic Church kicked off its 2013 stewardship renewal. This year, the theme is based on the recent encyclical of Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith: “As stewards of God’s good gifts, we are called to bring the light of faith by means of our time, talent, and treasure as a blessing to the world around us.” The 2013 Prince of Peace Stewardship Directories, which highlight the many ministries and opportunities for service that exist at the parish, are now available at the parish office. On Sunday, Nov. 17 Prince of Peace will hold its annual Ministry Fair from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Conesa Center. It is an opportunity to learn more about the parish and to consider how you might best share your time and talents at Prince of Peace. Food and baked goods will be available for purchase from the Knights of Columbus and the Council of Catholic Women. All are invited. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org. Following the coronation of Edward the Sixth, a large procession began to make its way to the banquet hall to celebrate the historic event. In front of the king and leading the procession were three soldiers carrying swords that represented the countries of England, Scotland and Wales. “Stop,” protested Edward. “There is one more sword that should be with them. It is the Bible, the sword of the Spirit.” At his suggestion, a Bible was located, and placed at the head of the procession. What a wonderful expression of the rightful place for the Word of God — at the beginning of any journey. If we want our lives to move in the right direction, we must always follow the guidance we find in His Word. If we want to be certain that we are going where He wants us to go, we must always let His instructions lead us. If we begin the day with God’s Word, we will have His presence with every step. If we end the day with His Word, we will have His comfort throughout the night. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. The November luncheon and program for the South Shore Christian Women’s Connection will be on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. Inspirational speaker Gaye Martin will share a presentation entitled “Mama told me there would be days like this.” The program will feature Lynn Wise presenting MICHE bags’ newest winter collections of purses and jewelry. Seating begins at 11 a.m., with the program running from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu will be Lido Salad plus beverage and dessert. An al ternate meal of tossed salad with Christian Women Connection lunch is Nov. 14 grilled chicken is available; if you want this option, be sure to order it when you make your reserva tion. The cost is $17 inclusive and reservations are required; call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made before noon on Monday, Nov. 11. Wimauma yard sale Nov. 1 and 2 The Wimauma Church of God, at 5504 SR 674, will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2. Correction: The Women’s Bible study group that meets every Monday is interdenominational. Although they use the facilities at the United Methodist Church, the group is not affiliated with any denomination. For more information about the in-depth Bible study group, call 813-633-9083.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h \000s 25 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th Grade Sunday 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 Rumsey ZZZ\021IEFUXVNLQ\021RUJ\003‡\003 A Resource for Families \033\025\023\003&ROOHJH\003$YH\021\003:\021\003‡\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \031\027\030\020\031\027\026\034 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 Church Sunday 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. Salmon Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served. A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist \025\023\027\003\025QG\003W\021\003\021:\021\003\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \013\033\024\026\014\003\031\027\030\020\031\024\023\025 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 813-645-1714 SaintAnneRuskin.org \004 \000 M ASSES \036 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 ....................................... &RQWDFW\003DULVK\003IFH\003IRU\003FKHGXOH 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 Church SouthShore: 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 Church “A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church” \024\022\020\030\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000\000s\000UN\000#ITY\014\000&,\000\023\023\025\030\026\000s\000\030\021\023\015\026\024\025\015\024\020\030\025 Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 ZZZ\021UVWFKULVWLDQVXQFLW\\000FHQWHU\021FRP KRQH\035\003\033\024\026\020\027\024\034\020\027\034\026\023 Minister Mike Grant F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h S u n C i t y C e n t e r F l o r i d a FCC SCC Journeymen Southern Gospel Quartet appear at UMC this Friday Recording artists The Journeymen Quartet will perform their ongoing Thank God It’s Variety concert series at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Founded in 1957, there have been many personnel changes over the years, but The Journeymen have never compromised their male quartet style or sound. When asked what has been the driving force behind their style of singing, they simply reply, “It’s our commitment to God and the music we sing.” To learn more about this southern gospel quartet, visit their website, www.thejourneymenqt.com. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. For more information about this and other concerts and special events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. United Methodist Church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. The Maxwell Family brings their gospel music to Vaughn Street Bible Church Vaughn Street Bible Church in Gibsonton will host a Saturday Night Sing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. The featured singers are the Maxwell Family, well known locally and across the country as gospel singers that inspire and lift the spirits. The church is located at 10018 Vaughn St. in Gibsonton, just across the street from Wal-Mart. For more information about the church or for directions, visit www. vaughnstreetbiblechurch.com. A special service for when Christmas hurts A community service of comfort and hope will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at St John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. East in Sun City Center. This will be a time for prayer, reflection and fellowship for those having difficulty handling the holidays due to sorrow, loss, pain, depression, addiction, financial problems or any other stressful situations. Refreshments will be served after the service. Members of all faiths are invited, whether in need and hurting or willing to offer support and compassion. For more information, call 813633-3970 or 813-938-5078. Christmas Bazaar comes to St. John the Divine From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center will be chock full of crafts, Christmas articles, attic treasures, Chinese auction baskets, handmade goods, inspirational items and jewelry ... not to mention tables of baked goods and gourmet foods. Coffee and pastries will be availabel from 9 to 11 a.m., with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To top it off, there will be a Grand Raffle, and you need not be present to win. St. John the Divine’s SCC campus is at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. West. Upcoming events with the Metaphysical Society Monday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m., Armstrong Room, Book Group. The current book is The Feminine Aspect of Spirituality. The facilitator is Alice Williams. Admission is free. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., Heritage Room, Presentation Author Todd Curran presents “Exploring the Mysteries of Numerology,” discussing the ancient system of character analysis used to convert one’s birth date and name to numbers. Using your birth date and name, discover the spiritual blueprint of your natural talents, life challenges, personal characteristics, and your path of destiny. Love offering requested. Events are open to Sun City Center and Kings Point residents and guests. For information, call Holli at 813-419-4704 or Mike at 813 -938-1252. For membership information, call Ludi at 813 -9385686. Enjoy the holidays with ‘George & Gracie’ On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12, 13 and 14, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church will present Happy Holidays with George & Gracie re-creations of the famous duo’s funniest Chanukah and Christmas routines. Ed Brown will assume the part of George Burns, while Jeanne Naish will be Gracie Allen. Music will be by Chuck Wirick’s Happy Holidays Singers. Tickets are $12 at the church office weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or at the door prior to performances, if available. Performance will be at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. East in Sun City Center. The Celtic roots of Halloween is the topic Before the masks, carved pumpkins, and handfuls of candy and before the Roman Catholic Church declared Nov. 1 to be the celebration of the Saints, there was an ancient holiday that celebrated the end of summer: “Samhain.” Linda Conklin will present a program explaining all this to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC at its Thursday, Oct. 31 meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. All are welcome.” Enjoy Thanksgiving with UCC The 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.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE 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 312 ESTATE SALES 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 Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All 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. Woodland Est. 105 PERSONALSThank you St. Jude & St Anthony for prayers answered. AK 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 310 GGARAGE/YY ARD SSALEVendors wanted. Craft show, Nov 16. 8am-1pm. ChulaVista Landing Mobile Home Park. 269-832-4516 YYard SSale Wimauma Church of God, 5504 SR 674.Friday & Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2, 8am-2pm. Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Huge sale. Household, antiques, collectibles, Barbie & Madam Al exander dolls, Limoge, Dept 56, pottery, refrigerator & much more. Friday, Saturday 11/1 & 11/2, 8am1pm. 835 La Jolla SCC. Huge fund raiser garage sale. 50% of proceeds to Paws for Patriots Friday, Saturday 11/1 & 11/2. 7am4pm. Multi family. 6341 Cottonwood Lane, Apollo Beach. Clothing, household items, garage items, tools, motorcycle parts, & books, collectibles & misc. Yard sale. Generator, household items, books, new items, exerciser. Too much to mention. Saturday & Sunday. 8am-3pm. 2617 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Laureate Zeta Kappa/ Betta Sigma Phi AAnnual GGarage SSale 8am-1pm. Friday Nov. 1 & 8amnoon Saturday Nov. 2. SCC 739 Winterbrooke Way. Something for everyone. Proceeds donated to area charities. Phone 813-6346824 Garage sale. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2, 9am-2pm. Tools, books, puzzles, pictures, movies, CDs, housewares, misc. 2031 Prestancia Lane, SCC. SCC Neighborhood. sale Friday & Saturday. 11/1 & 11/2, 8am-? Emerald Lake, Caloosa Creek, Caloosa Lake. Dont miss this one! Annual Neighborhood garage sale. Saturday Nov. 2, 8am-1pm. Greenview & Bunker View Dr., Apollo Beach. Something for everyone. Come see. SCC neighborhood garage sale. 11/1 & 11/2, 8am-2pm. Blocks 2200 New Bedford, Captiva, West Minister, South Pebble Beach Blvd. Follow balloons. Garage sale. Saturday 11/2, 8am2pm. Rolling clothing racks, leather desk chair, golf clubs, white buffet, kitchen cart, bicycles, etc. 1307 Lambdeth Court, SCC. Huge neighborhood sale. Something for everyone. Caloosa Creek Court, across from Aston Gardens, SCC. 8am-2pm. Nov. 1 & 2 Garage sale. Nov. 1 & 2, 8am-noon. 1221 Wild Feather Lane, SCC. Col lector & Christmas items, electric generator, tools, household items & more. Garage sale. 1712 Flamingo Lane, SCC. Friday 11/1, Saturday 11/2, much misc. All priced to sell. obo. Indoor moving sale. Lots of misc. items. Saturday Nov. 2, 8am-1pm. 133 19th St, NW, Ruskin. Big Apollo Beach neighborhood garage sale. Saturday Nov. 2, 8am-2pm. Boating, tools, household items, furniture & lots more. 1015 Sago Palm Way & others. 312 EESTATE SSALESTThe PPerfect PPiece Quality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800EEstate SSale 5414 Hammock View Lane, Harbour Isles. Friday 3-6pm. Saturday 9am-4pm. Furniture, refrigerator/ freezer, oriental rugs, mens clothing, china, crystal, crafts, Many PPower TTools Tecumseh edger, commercial tile cutter. Cash only Estate sale, SCC. 2218 Westminster Manor. Nov. 1 & 2, 8am-2pm. Golf cart, dining & bedroom furniture, glassware, Lenox, kitchenware, lamps, tools. 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 Cell: 382-7536 RReminder: Turn your clocks back 1 hr on Saturday night 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 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 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD CallBeverlyat 645-3111 ext. 201 or email: Beverly@observernews.netUp to 20 words: $17 Additional words: 30 eachBold lines: $3 eachClassifieds must be paid in advance DEADLINE: Monday 4 p.m. for Thursday paper Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 2 50% off all womens pants Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Annes Estate Sales 2008 East View Dr.SCCFriday & Saturday Nov. 1st & 2nd7 am 12 p m(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Sofa, loveseat, dining rm table w/chairs and matching hutch, coffee & end tables, recliners, desk, patio furniture, occasional chairs, bedroom chest, oriental tables, bookcases, wicker chest, file cabinets, card table w/chairs. Appliances: Washer & dryer, refrigerator. Collectibles: Large Hummels, Beleek, Occupied Japan, Goebels, Waterford glass, artwork. Medical supplies: Walkers, canes. Misc: Mens & womens clothing, lots of kitchen items, household & misc.PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com 280 PETS Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 GIGANTIC SALE Fri., Nov. 1, 8 am 3 pm Sat. Nov. 2, 8 am 1 pm inside & out

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RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 Dining room set with 2 leaves & 4 cane back chairs. $75. Good condi tion. 813-938-3560, SCC Floral print sofa, love seat & chair, all in excellent condition. For all $325 obo. Kings Point. 239-6997072 4 piece hardwood center console, 71/2w, 61/2T appears Mahogany HD/3D, surround sound $1250. obo. 813-849-8390 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 nuts. $1,300 obo. Call 813-6344878 or 813-270-3003 Lincoln Town Car 2006. $9,500, 80k highway, new tires. Sharp. 813419-4324 SCC Beautiful lake front. Isabella Villa, 2br/2ba/2cg, many upgrades. Must see. $189.500. Keller Williams, 813-727-5229. M/S #T2572472 3br/2ba/2cg, his & hers garages. Better then new. 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October 31, 2013 Volume 57 Number 41PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSWatch out for trick or treatersIts Halloween....use extra caution while driving and keep your eyes open for young ghouls, goblins, princes and princesses out trick or treating. MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com John Moore Flooring | Same Great Location for 11 Years! Shop LocallyLove your community and support your local Sun City Center businessesCome in and ask our staff for more information regarding our many products for your home. Mystery solved...PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe annual Mystery Map Event, held by the Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park, was solved Oct. 19. The event is made possible by the generous support of sponsors and raises money for other park events and supplies. Above, Kayla Racine, 10, of Gibsonton, rode in costume at the annual Event. More photos on page 5.County urges patience with new garbage service after complaintsBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net Officials are asking for patience after thousands of complaints about the countys new garbage collection system. Residents say the automated service, which began Sept. 30, is inconsistent at best with some waiting weeks for recycling refuse to be picked up. We have had one recycling pickup since the new system started, said Riverviews Joann Marshall. I know its a new system and I can see them not having everything correct but why didnt they have a better plan before the changes? Everyone in our neighborhood is upset. They are not alone. So far this month, the county has registered more than 6,000 complaints about the new service from districts 2 and 5, according Doris Barrilleaux, left, and her friend Ella Solivo say handling the larger garbage cans is just too much for both women, now in their 80s. Continued on page 3u Back in the NewsSun City Center residents approve funding The results of the Oct 14-15 vote on funding a new multipurpose building in Sun City Center at a cost up to $664,000 was approved with 2008 yes votes to 415 who said no. As reported in the Oct. 10 edition of The Observer News, which may still be read at www. observernews.net, the building is slated to be constructed at the intersection of North Course Lane and Pebble Beach Boulevard and is being built to alleviate crowding in the existing common rooms and club rooms. This was an overwhelming majority, said David Floyd, who is in charge of the building project for the Sun City Center Community Association Board of Directors. Continued on page 20Continued on page 18u Miss Wheelchair Florida and friends form events group Laura-Lee Minutello, 25, of Valrico, Miss Wheelchair Florida, shows that people with disabilities can enjoy many things they often dont think they can do. Here she rides on the back of a motorcycle with Biker Jeff during the Wheelchair Bike Run for Kids held recently in Tarpon Springs. BYY PENNYENNY FLEETCHERER%  penny@observernews.netIt doesnt matter if youre 16 or 100, if you have a mental or physical disability that has prevented you from attending a prom, then A Night of a Thousand Stars was designed for you. Organizers were amazed that shortly after the event was announced, room capacity was filledwith approximately 250 people, including caregivers and volunteers, set to attend. The numbers showed that a group to put on fun events for the disabled was sorely needed, said Tina Frerichs. Because of the troubles she has had finding services and support for her three now-adult children, Tina, a Sun City Center resident, is starting a Special Needs Adult Program (SNAP) for adults with disabilities in South Hillsborough County. The dance is the first fun event she and others involved have planned. It is being held at Christ Community Church, 1310 John Moore Road, Brandon Nov. 1 beginning at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Miss Wheelchair Florida, Laura-Lee Minutello, 25, of Valrico, her family, Tina, and a host of volunteers. Laura-Lees parents, Marcia and Robert, have lived in Hillsborough County four years, coming from

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Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more to figures obtained by The Current. The districts, served by Progressive Waste Solutions, contain 102,000 homes and cover almost all of South County as well as parts of north Tampa. Complaints totaled 1,819 in District 2, an area of 50,000 homes that includes Brandon south of State Road 60, parts of Riverview, Bloomingdale, FishHawk and eastern Tampa. We have new drivers driving new routes with new equipment, said Kim Byer, manager of the countys automated collection program who is overseeing the transition to automated collections. We are asking the public to bear with us until we get the service back to the level they are used to. Its a unique situation. Complaints are decreasing as drivers become more familiar with their routes and equipment, Byer said. This week (the last week of October) we have received less than 1 percent complaints from a total of 262,000 residential units so its definitely trending down. We are trying to address all complaints within 24 hours and we appreciate the publics patience. That patience is growing short on Oak Street in Riverview. Just having the cans sit out there all the time not only looks bad but it doesnt smell too good either, said Bryan Hurt of Paradise Cove, a community of waterfront homes just south of Riverview Drive, east of U.S. Highway 41. I think we were just forgotten about. While the aesthetics of rows of clunky garbage cans lined up for weeks has raised some hackles, there is also concern the garbage will attract rats. We are on the water so rodents are an issue but this will just bring more out, so its also a sanitary and health issue. Hurt said. Understanding any new system will have kinks, Hurt said he would have been happy to bring the cans back inside but no one called us to tell us when they would be coming. I know a lot of calls were made but no one seemed to take notice at the county. We could have taken the cans off the street if they had just informed us when they would be coming. The companies contracted to remove county garbage have until Nov. 28 to sort out the problems. After that, the county can impose financial penalties based on repeat complaints, Byers said. Citing cost savings $10 million a year and increased safety for workers, the county rolled out 520,000 new garbage cans for more than 262,000 homes in August. The new 95gallon garbage bins and 65-gallon recycle bins cost $25 million but will lead to lower garbage bills while maintaining two collections a week, according to county officials. Bills are expected to decrease from $231.17 to $222.75 a year in 2014 as a result of cost savings, Byer said. Echoing concerns of elderly residents across the county, Riverviews Doris Barrilleaux said the 4-foot, 95-gallon garbage cans are too bulky for seniors and, in her case, not needed. My neighbor and I are in our 80s and we hate the large cans. Shes called twice trying to get them to change out to a smaller one but was told we will have to wait until after Jan. 1, Barrilleaux said. We generally have a single or maybe two little plastic grocery bags per pickup and seldom even used our own small cans. I dont know whose bright idea it was to spend all that money for something the public doesnt even want. So many people have no place to store those gigantic containers. Its ridiculous. The county has promised to swap larger cans for smaller bins for no charge between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2014 by calling your service provider. Automated garbage collections wont begin in Sun City Center and Kings Point until January 2014 thanks to an agreement the communities negotiated with the county last year. With many seasonal and elderly residents, county officials agreed that a January rollout with smaller, easier to maneuver 35-gallon bins made more sense for the area. Confident teething problems with the new system will be overcome soon, county officials say homeowners can help by following some simple guidelines. Ensure all trash is inside the new cans and they are placed on the curb and three feet away from each other. If your house is missed on its designated day, officials still advise leaving the garbage out for next-day pickup. If problems persist, call the County urges patience with new garbage service after complaints u countys solid waste call center at (813) 272-5680. Answers to questions about pickups and schedules can also be found at Waste Managements website, https://www.wm.com. Nine million Florida homes now have automated trash collection. 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, 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.

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Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the World of Globus & Avalon Waterways!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce906 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.RSVP requested (813) 634-3318 How many times have you summed someone up by saying, I like his attitude? It is amazing just how many people have been promoted or given special treatment of some kind because those words have been spoken about them. But who is responsible for creating our attitude? Attitude truly is a matter of personal choice, and we are either the master or victim of the choice we make. Author Charles Swindoll had this to say about the importance of attitude, The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church or a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And as it is with you. We are in charge of our attitude. If he is right, and I believe that he is, that certainly puts a pretty heavy burden on us for our own fate. Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought that we have acquired over the years. Many of them are learned from those around us, so it is even more important that we are careful who we imitate. Other attitudes are foisted upon us by society. Several years ago, I watched as two young men were tried for sexually molesting a neighbor girl. The defense argued By William Hodges that the crime was justified because the defendants were victims of sexual abuse themselves. The young men testified in court that they just could not help doing what they did and I think they truly believed what they were saying. Why not? Society had provided them with learned counsel and doctoral psychologists, all of whom told them it was not their fault but rather the fault of society. If one ever hopes to achieve anything in life, we must first take responsibility for our own actions and the habits weve developed. Some would argue that a strong understanding must precede a healthy attitude and acceptance of oneself, and from that acceptance will spring a positive attitude. But for most us who are still working on achieving a good state of selfesteem, the attitude may have to come first and it may have to be manufactured rather than real. Keep in mind that human beings are the only animals on earth who can choose how they will feel and can reshape their attitudes to meet the circumstances. When we react to a situation, we are allowing previous habits to take control of our actions; it is at that point where we must make sure that our programming is appropriate. The attitudes you manufacture every day will be the ones that jump to the forefront in times of stress or emergency. Changing our attitudes is not an easy task. Several research projects have shown the difficulty of making such a change. Although the numbers differ slightly on the various studies, the following applies: A skill change is three times harder to achieve than a knowledge change, and an attitude change is seven times harder to make than a skill change. But then you knew having a great attitude was hard, didnt you? If it werent, everyone would have one.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: Attitude Nail technician uses 250-year-old technique to create 3-D designsElena Zubrilina, a South Shore nail technician, recently returned from a nail art training school in Russia, where she was trained in a 250-yearold Russian technique called double-loading painting. Rarely used in the U.S., this Old World technique creates 3-D views with vivid colors. Since it is hand painted, any image can be created a special wedding, birthday or holiday design, for example. Elena can be reached at 813-295-1936.Some examples of double-loading painting for nail designs.Holiday Gift Market comes to the FairgroundsThe Junior League of Tampa will host the Holiday Gift Market Nov. 8-10 in the Expo Hall of the Florida State Fairgrounds. Browse items from more than 150 specialty merchants from across the country selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and handbags to food, art and childrens items. Admission is $8 at the door, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Junior Leagues service projects in the areas of education and child welfare.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 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 Seafood Festival Seafood FestivalE.G. SIMMONS PARKFun Sun Seafood AM-8PMAM-4PM2401 19TH AVE. NW813-645-3808 COME HUNGRY!25thannual 25th annual2013 Ruskin Ruskin 2013 Crabs, Shrimp, Mullet, Grouper, Seafood Chowder & SO Much More! Live Music Interactive Kids Games Educational Information Vendor Booths Boats on Display Arts & Crafts Beer and Wine $2 entry fee per carload goes directly to Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation $2 entry fee per carload goes directly to Hillsborough County Parks and RecreationExtended hours in the Food Court, Sandbar and Main Stage Saturday open until 8pm! Come enjoy a nighttime concert celebration with us! Bring lawn chairs!www.ruskinseafoodfestival.org www.ruskinseafoodfestival.orgSponsored by: SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Waterset by Newland Communities, Budweiser, Mosaic, Florida Home Partnership, TECO, The Tampa Tribune, Fresh From Florida Gulf Seafood, H&R Block, Zipperers Funeral Home, South Bay Hospital, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, The Home Depot, Kids R Kids SouthShore, American Momentum Bank, Service Master 24 Hour, Raymond Handling Consultants, Tampa Crosstie & Landscaping, Sandy Bay Web, SouthShore Custom Carts The mystery is solved at the Mystery Map EventLocal residents rode, paddled and hiked through Little Manatee River State Park Oct. 19 trying to match the mystery time set by an anonymous staffer on each of the trails. It was a day filled with fun for the whole family and park benefitted too. Cathy Moore from Friends of the Park acted as emcee of the event. Here she introduces John Thompson, right, winner of the childrens costume award, and Colton Lewis who recently completed a scouting project by building a raised ornamental gate at the parks equestrian entrance.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSThe First Place winner of the costume contest was Tiffany Goldsmith riding Dixie (pictured on the far right) as Wonder Woman. Other winners were, from left, Kayla and Angela Racine and Melissa Hall. Colton Lewis and his proud mother Tammy show off the plaque Colton was awarded for building the new gate for the park as a scouting project.

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6 OCTOBER 31, 2013 FLOOD INSURANCE FORUM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6THFLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES ARE HERE. NOW...WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS? As a fellow resident in or near a Special Flood Hazard Area, we are all unfortunately in the same boat thanks to this insurance change. Lets all take a deep breath... We have options. The true scope of this 21 Beggins Enterprises you will receive a $75 discount attend our forum and use Target Surveying. There are at least 13 potential options that we each have and you are cordially invited to JOIN US at a town hall forum where we can explore our options together with professional guidance so we can decide which options are suitable for our situations. 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This Festival of the Skeletons is the Village of the Arts biggest annual event, featuring Mexican food and music and lots of art. Village artists will create a community shrine honoring Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Participate in the Memory Wall for Loved Ones. Enjoy the artists Skeleton Walk and shrines and altars to family and friends at galleries throughout the Village. Have fun with skeleton face-painting by artist January Eldred. Meet the winner of the Frida Look-A-Like Contest and learn all about the life of this famous Mexican artist. Have your picture taken at the Festival of the Skeletons life-size postcard board. And dont miss the most famous Dia de los Muertos skeletons of all, the beautiful Victorian lady La Catrina and her handsome escort strolling through the Village enjoying life! So put on your best skeleton face and join the artists for a weekend to remember. FREE. For information, including location of the Village, see www.villageofthearts.com.Lady La Catrina with her escort. 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 GraysonGrayson is a beautiful young gray tabby cat who was born at C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Juliet, Tippy and Romeo. Their mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Sally. Grayson is curious, playful and friendly like his siblings. He also loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. Go visit this handsome guy and give him and his brothers and sister a forever home. Grayson has been neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: January 2, 2013. Rolo Rolo is an unusual looking but handsome Hound mix whose owner moved to an apartment without him. He is just a happy young guy who would love a real forever home. Rolo is very social and playful. He can be a little shy when meeting new people but comes around very quickly. He currently is participating in obedience training. Rolo is a super-sweet boy that would make a great addition to any home. Rolo is current on his shots and neutered. DOB: March 2, 2013. The Crawford Art Advisory Board, part of the SouthShore Regional Library, is looking for artists in painting, mixed media and photography for some of its 2014 exhibits. Applications are available at the librarys Information Desk or online at www.hcplc.org. Right now the Gallery is organizing its first Six By Six Exhibition; Small Art/Big Ideas. The exhibition is open to any artist 18 years or older. Any medium is welcome within the size restriction of six inches by six inches. This is a non-juried show. All applications are due Jan. 13 at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin 33573. If you have any questions regarding the applications or shows, contact Laurie Burhop at burhopl@hillsboroughcounty.org. New exhibit opening Nov. 7 The opening reception for the Crawford Gallery Painting and Mixed Media Exhibit is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. This exhibit will include work in painting, collage, mixed media and mosaics. Attend the reception and meet artists Harriet Rollitt, Linda Pieroth Smith and Janine Tatlock. Light refreshments will be available. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. For more information, call Laurie Burhop at 813-273-3652. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 813-645-4048www.mmprintinc.comYoung Professionals hold socialIf you are between the ages of 18 and 43 years old, the South Shore Young Professionals Association invites you to join members and guests at a special evening social. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar 10475 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview. There is no charge to SSYPA members and first-time guests; $5 for returning guests.Calling all artists!

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 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 $30................before noon$25...................after noon$20..............after pm $500 OFF Any Round IMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 11/15/13 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music every Fri. & Sat. 6-10 p.m. Karaoke every Wed. 5-9 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN Mon.Sun. 7 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 7 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket2034 Pier Drive Ruskin, FL 33570 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 Apollo Beach plant sale a huge successOn Oct. 19 community residents flocked to the plant sale organized to benefit Apollo Beach Beautification, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that will use the proceeds to decorate Apollo Beach for Christmas, and for other ongoing projects.Seafood Festival is this weekend!The famous Ruskin Seafood Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, but in honor of the Festivals 25th anniversary, the food court, music and beer and wine concessions will be open until 8 p.m. On Sunday, the hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual festival is South Hillsborough Countys largest community event; more than 25,000 turned out for it last year. To make it fun for the whole family, organizers will have live island music, boats, arts and crafts, educational displays, commercial exhibits plus lots of interactive kids entertainment. The big focus, of course, is on seafood: clams, grouper, mullet, shrimp, seafood chowder and much more. The crew of sailing ketch Tsunami came in first place in the Mother Lode division at Tampa Sailing Squadrons 2013 Rumgatta. Front row, from Left: Baharat Patel, Dave Kimpke and Lakta Patel. Back row: Vice Commodore Dan Fels, Darrell Barbery, Chris Dollin, Roxann Sexton, and Tsunami Captain Marc Sexton.Tsunami ruled the waves at Tampa Sailing Squadrons 2013 RumgattaParticipants in the 30th Annual Shellback Caribbean Rum Rumgatta Regatta enjoyed glorious weather on Oct. 19 in the waters off Apollo Beach. One of the oldest events in Tampa Bay, the regatta includes classes for Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, One-Design, Racer Cruiser, True Cruising and Mother Lode. The Mother Lode class is designed to provide an easy, safe pursuit race around a comfortable course. Taking first place in the Mother Lode division was the sailing ketch Tsunami, captained by Marc Sexton. Following the event, the Shellback Caribbean Rum Par-T continued late into the night, with the crowd of close to 200 enjoying live music, rum libations, dinner and dancing.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 31, 2013Be prepared to be scared!Ruskins Spooky Haunted House has a one-night stand at 1408 Nethers Place, off West Shell Point Road and 15th St. NW. The night? Halloween, of course, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Food will be available. All proceeds go to Ruskin Elementary School TPA. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Army Army Pvt. Brandon T. Burnett has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Burnett is the grandson of Betty Burnett of Eighth Street Court West, Palmetto. He is a 2011 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. Air Force Air Force Airman Kelsey S. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Brown is the daughter of Michelle Sherman of San Antonio, Puerto Rico, and Locke Brown of Rhodeswell Lane, Dover, Fla. She is a 2012 graduate of Riverview High School, Fla.In Uniform Apollo Beach Womans Club hosts Community and fundraising activities are in full swing for members of the Apollo Beach Womans Club. Just in time for Thanksgiving festivities, the ABWC will hold its annual Bake Sale at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at two locations: outside the Apollo Meat Market on Apollo Beach Boulevard, and near The Very Best Barber Shop in the Publix Shopping Center. Preordered pies are available by calling Nancy Vance at 813-645-4295. Pumpkin or cherry pies are $8; apple or pecan are $12. No pre-orders will be accepted after Wednesday, Nov. 20. The ABWC Garden Club will also begin taking orders for poinsettias, red, pink or white, under the leadership of Roz Hensor: 813383-6185. In addition to fundraising efforts to support its scholarship program, ABWC members enjoy cultural and social activities including those offered by the Garden Club, Book Club, Culture Club and Bridge Club Apollo Beach Womans Club, membership is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. All proceeds from events go to the ABWC Scholarship Fund to support graduating high school students in Apollo Beach who have excelled academically and need help in meeting tuition costs at both two and four year colleges and universities in Florida. For membership information contact Judy Peck at 813746-1072. Human trafficking is topic at November luncheon The next luncheon meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Little Harbor in Ruskin. The guest speaker is June Williams, who has been working since 2009 to bring awareness of the plight of girls and women caught up in the web of human trafficking. Ms Williams started forming core groups in Hillsborough County in 2011. She serves as facilitator of the Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking that covers Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. Luncheon reservations must be made by the Friday prior to the luncheon by calling Deanna Anest at 813-938 3641 or e-mail hookr06@hotmail.com. Luncheon tickets are $16.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Why religion is important to genealogy is topic at meeting Nov. 19The Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Debra Fleming discussing Why religion is relevant church records. Fleming heads The Ancestry Detective, a genealogical research firm. She has been a practicing genealogist for nine years, and is the Genealogy Instructor for the USF Lifelong Learning Center. This meeting will be held in the Royal Palm Room of the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin. following a noon luncheon ($13). For reservations and information, call Terri Cardoza at 813633-5172 by Nov. 13. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in genealogy. Mark Abraham joins All Bay Insurance GroupMark Abraham has joined the team at All Bay Insurance Group. Mark spent over a decade in the customer service field and his number one desire is to provide an experience that is second to none for all clients and potential clients. Mark received his Bachelors degree and MBA from the University of West Florida in Pensacola and he is state-certified professional service representative.All Bay Insurance Group opened in 2006 in Riverview and moved its main office to Apollo Beach in 2009. The agency has received numerous Customer Service awards, including the Premier Service Agency designation each year of the awards existence. The agency is an active member of the Greater Riverview and SouthShore Chambers of Commerce, and Joel Meek was President of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce in 2012. All Bay Insurance can be reached by phone at 813-677-1121, online at www.allbayins.com, or by stopping by their office at 101 Flamingo Dr. in Apollo Beach.AARP Safe Driver classes this monthThe popular AARP Safe Driver classes will be offered in Sun City Center and Apollo Beach this month. In Sun City Center, the classes will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kings Point North Clubhouse on Friday, Nov. 1, and in the Atriums Caper Room on Monday, Nov. 18. For reservations call Encore Bank, 813-634-8001. There will be a class in Apollo Beach at the Beggins Century 21 office at 6542 Hwy 41 N. on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 813-645-8481 for reservations. All attendees are asked to bring a lunch, drivers license, a check payable to AARP, and membership number. The cost is $12 if you are an AARP member; $14 for nonmembers. For more information call Mary Jane Tovey at 813-634-7399. Waterside Shops host Sidewalk ShowcaseThe 15 businesses of the Waterside Shops of Apollo Beach, 6110 N. US Hwy 41 in Apollo Beach, invite the general public to their Sidewalk Showcase. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. DJ Chris from Addictive Sounds will be spinning music in the Center of the Plaza. Six of the businesses will be celebrating their grand opening. There will be food, music, and opportunities to register for more than $1,500 in special prizes. Participating businesses include: Anytime Fitness, MVP Barbers, PLAYTIME, Wee Boutique, SouthShore Rising Stars, Ariannas Design, The Vibe, Pool Time, Around the World Animals, Apollo Beach Martial Arts, Apollo Beach Medical Center, China Stars, Metro PCS, Nail Experts and Spa, Weichert Realty and Koch Couture. Go out and support local businesses! For more information, call 813-541-1355. LifePath Hospice to salute patients at Veterans Day ceremonyLifePath Hospice staff and volunteers invite the community to salute patients who have served in the U.S. military at a Veterans Day ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Sun City Center Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Dr. in Ruskin. The event is free and open to the public. The ceremony will commence with the posting of the American flag and an invocation from LifePath Hospice Chaplain Robert White. Staff will then honor the veterans LifePath Hospice has served in the past year and recognize co-workers who are military veterans. The program will conclude with a Dog Tag ceremony and a final prayer. For more information on the LifePath Hospice Veterans Day ceremony, contact Janet Ricklick at 813-984-2307. Eisenhower Middle partners with Shoes For The CureEisenhower Middle School in Gibsonton has partnered with Shoes For The Cure, collecting new and/or used shoes for recycling at shoe drops placed on and just off the school campus. The boxes are also located on the nearby bus ramp. Shoes For The Cures motto is Curing the Environment One Pair at a Time. It is a shoe-recycling program which is self-funding and gives everyone an opportunity to put their old shoes to use, either as a new shoe to the less fortunate or as raw material to be used as surface material for running tracks and tennis courts. According to its website, more than 350 million pairs of shoes are dumpled in landfills each year. When incinerated, harmful dioxins are released into the atmosphere. | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS 2011 & 2012BEST OF SOUTH SHORE joy. 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10 OBSERVER NEWS OCTOBER 31, 2013 In this 2012 Team photo, in the first row, from left, are Michelle Rodriguez, Tiana Hill, Jennifer Sickles, Jada Lester, Rachel Mitchell, Stephanie Williams, Nicole Lock, and Destinee Byrd. Second row: Keryandra Fulks, Leanna Williams, Ashley Dominguez, Quiana Jean-Baptiste, Khadija McCray, Mashijyah Martin, Denise Anglero, Priscilla Aviles, and Haley Manning. Third row: Madeline Hornacek, Tina Hill, Melissa Lopez, Nereida Diaz, Kayla Cyrus, and Tyler McFarlane.East Bay Flag Football makes it into the Library of CongressFootball Nation: Four Hundred Years of Americas Game (2013) by Susan Reyburn was released by the Library of Congress and Abrams for publication in October. As the title suggests, the book chronicles the history of football in its various forms. Richly illustrated and highly entertaining, it is a monumental achievement to have packed so many photos and information in its 256 pages. Even more remarkable, East Bay Girls Flag Football is a part of it! In March 2013 the girls flag football team was contacted by Ms. Reyburn, writer-editor at the Library of Congress. She dedicated one section of the book to the evolution of the team photo and she asked permission to use a team photo of East Bay. Permission granted! The team can be found, right there, on page 247! The photo, by parent Robert Angelini, was taken in 2012 after a 38-6 victory on senior night. East Bays girls flag football team has accomplished many feats in its eight-year history. Now, thanks to Ms. Reyburn, the team can claim something no other high school girls flag football team can. We are in the Library of Congress! For team information go to www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com East Bay Watchby Michael Cooper 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 Outdoor World TipFall Migration Fall migration is underway and this means that you may have some unusual birds visiting your feeders as they pass through on their way south. You may also start seeing a changeover in your regular feeder visitors. Some birds may visit your feeders more in the winter than they do in the summer. Different birds have different tastes in bird seed. Offer a variety of different feeders and seeds in your backyard so that you are prepared for whoever comes your way. Now is the time to start feeding the birds before winter weather arrives. Birds are looking for the best place to overwinter and if your yard appears to have the food, water, and shelter they need, then they will stay and you will get to enjoy them all winter long. Larry Whiteley is host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio. For more tips, log onto basspro.com and click on News & Tips.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 11 At 25, Seafood Festival takes the best and makes it betterMITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOS After 25 years, despite huge growth in visitors and vendors, the Ruskin Seafood Festival has managed to keep an intimate feel. Kind of like taking a mini vacation.By %  cTren mitch@observernews.netMy first Seafood Festival back in the mid-1990s was a relatively intimate affair packed into whatever open space was available at the former Bahia Beach Resort. At the time, my wife and I were living aboard our boat at the nearby marina so we could just walk over and enjoy the festivities with what always seemed to be beautiful days. We were still pinching ourselves about the incredible weather compared to the cold, snowy Minnesota we had left just a year prior. Being at the Seafood Festival was almost magical; it was like taking a minivacation. Nearly two decades later, things have changed considerably but the magical feeling, the minivacation, is not among them. It is a huge event yet it has retained a certain intimacy. The Seafood Festival is still fun, it is still magical and it is a wonderful way to celebrate the coming beautiful winter months. That the spirit of the festival has remained intact is thanks largely to the hard work of Melanie Morrison and a committee of 31 people at the South Shore Chamber of Commerce; people dedicated to producing South Hillsboroughs largest and most famous event. As big as it has grown over the years, this weekends festival, held on Saturday and Sunday at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin, will likely be the biggest yet it is the 25th anniversary of the Seafood Festival and 25,000 people are expected to attend. In addition, several new features have been added that are certain to please the ever-growing crowd. We have done this for 25 years and we have never gone into the night, said Morrison, with this her seventh year organizing the event. This year we are going to be open until 8 p.m. on Saturday night, it will be like a celebratory concert with the great local band, Lady Hawke, on the stage. According to Morrison, in past years the festival has always been packed with people at the previous 5 p.m. closing time so this year food vendors, the beer tents and the stage will be open for those who want to enjoy a night out on Saturday night listening to some great music, with some of the best food in one of Tampa Bays best locations, all with a cold beer or a soft drink in hand. Lady Hawke is a popular and diverse band based in Apollo Beach. Do you think the Seafood Festival consists entirely of fried seafood? Think again. Changes are also coming to the food that is offered. Im really excited, Morrison said. The one thing we hear every single year is there is all fried food. The reality is, that is what tends to sell. We have vendors come from as far as Michigan or Pennsylvania and this will be their biggest event of the year. It is a food festival but we have to be very careful not to have too much food because the vendors will lose out. But we need to have a wide variety and today people want options and now people are eating healthier so we are adding so many things that we havent had before. You tell me what diet you are on and I can tell you where to go. Another question that frequently comes up is about South County area restaurants represented at the festival. People always ask why we dont have more local restaurants out there, Morrison answered. We are focused on local business, after all. But the restaurants have to be set up to be mobile the Fish House just cant pick up and move. But The Mullet Shack will be there and they are one of our favorites. In the boat area, Little Harbor is going to have a tent with cheeseburgers and the theme is cheeseburgers in paradise. With more than 100 vendors and so many visitors, planning the flow of the event is a challenge beyond description. For the Seafood Festival committee, nothing is left to chance, nothing is left for the last minute, nothing is haphazard. Thought goes into everything involved, including the placement of the tents. I went to [the Seafood Festival] for 3 years before I started with the Chamber, Morrison said. The coolest thing to me is to just picture the park before everything is there, before all of the vendors are there. It is literally in my brain where every single thing is. It is months and months of getting the word out and the end is my favorite part because we put it all together. We dont wait for the last minute for anything. Our deadline is a month early but for an event this big, we want to make things work. We get very few complaints from vendors. With more than 100 vendors representing a variety of businesses and organizations, planning the festival is akin to putting together a large puzzle one with 100 pieces and 25,000 variables. This year, we are integrating the nonprofit vendors with the commercial vendors, Morrison said. For instance, we can match up Bullet Free Sky with a vendor Although delicious seafood is the star, the Seafood Festival has become much more than just that. With an expansive childrens area, more than 100 vendors and live entertainment, it is a weekend minivacation. You can even catch a smile from a goat.u

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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 Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~ Samuel Ullman (businessman, poet, humanitarian) It turns out the half century mark is a difficult point in life; at least it was for me. Fortunately it is almost over I dont have to worry about the fact that Im 50 because I am about to be 51. So yeah, Ill be in my 50s and thats just how Ill roll. At least until I turn 60. Fifty was a confusing year and Ive taken some of you along on the bumpy ride through this column. New health issues crop up, people you know start dealing with serious challenges such as cancer (and even worse things) and some of them pass on. I dont feel old but the rational part of my brain that lives for quantifying things reminds me that 50 could qualify as a historic building in many parts of Florida. I write this column with numerous questions about life, hoping that the focus will not be on me but on you being able to relate with similar questions of your own. I think of it as a discussion as opposed to a monologue. Making this column about me would not only be incredibly boring but also the hallmark of a narcissist. I am many things, most likely including the former, but I try not to be the latter. Apparently, however, the ride Ive described the past year has brought up some questions about my life. While my mind is still somewhat active and alert, Ill answer a few of them: Am I dying? Am I quitting the newspaper? Am I moving away? No, no, someday not today, not tomorrow. Now that I think about it, that last answer could apply to all of those questions. Ive been working (for the most part) for this company since 2001 and several of the people I met on my first day in the office are people Im still happy to see when I came to the office today. That in itself is rare. The world has changed a lot since I started my first big corporate job back in the late 1980s. At more and more companies, employees are largely commodities. Layoffs are commonplace, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes merely to goose the stock price. It seems for an increasing number of employees, there is little in the way of loyalty coming from employers. The Great Recession seemed to only quicken the pace of the change from human resources to chattel management and that appears to be cementing itself in place. Humanity is taking a back seat to the necessity of survival. But thats not how things are at this company. Sure there are always challenges but the owner and management look at the employees to help find solutions, not be the solution through layoffs. The people that run this company really, truly care about the people who work here. They even care about our families. Ive worked for some great companies in my life and the level of humanity in this company is rare, and it seems to be increasingly rare. More, I believe that philosophy comes through in the newspapers we produce every week. Many large, corporate-owned newspapers are struggling (and alltoo-often failing) to survive; yet the three newspapers of this company tend to do fairly well. Since the people who run this place care deeply about us, that creates an environment for us to easily and sincerely care deeply about our readers and advertisers. I realize that Ive been whining about getting old. Okay, thats largely over now. In a few weeks, I wont be a 50-year-old guy anymore; Ill be IN my 50s. Somehow that is much easier to accept -it creates a place for me in the world. No longer am I an old young guy; Im now a young old guy. I like that better for some reason. Of course I know that being in my 50s isnt all puppies and rainbows. You see, my brain doesnt feel all that much different from when I was 18 (but oh hell yes my knees and back do, just not my brain). Now that Im a young old guy I look around and realize that it is people like me who are running the show everything from the companies to the nation. My guess is, at least for the men, all of their brains, like mine, still largely feel the same as when they were 18. That is a disconcerting thought. It is an awareness that was well summed up by author Kurt Vonnegut: True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. Indeed. As far as I know, at the moment Im not dying, at least not more than anyone else getting by with the fatal condition known as life. As far as I know, if Im lucky, Ill still be writing for this newspaper tomorrow and next week. As far as I know, Im not moving to New York tomorrow but I would like to someday. Michelle and I love the city and I have a few centuries of family history there. Perhaps it is the spirit of my ancestors that makes it feel like home to us. But for right now, just at this very moment, Im happy with where I am. I have counted my blessings and its a big number. Bigger, in fact, than my number of years. Yes, I know thats a lot.ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Counting blessingsMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOAs a young old guy, Im learning to count my blessings. Right now, Im pretty happy where I am.

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18 OCTOBER 31, 2013 Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks Bradenton where they lived 20 years after moving to Florida from New York. The couple has four daughters, Laura-Lee said. All of us are adopted. We all had birth mothers who had addictions, and we all have special needs. Laura-Lee is not shy about using words like special needs and disabled, although she does not consider herself unable to do just about anything. Her cerebral palsy has not stopped her from attending the University of Central Florida and she says eventually she wants to obtain her Masters in Public Policy so she can advocate to raise disability awareness. Miss Wheelchair America isnt a beauty contest, Laura-Lee said. Its an advocacy competition. National finals were in Rhode Island and were won by Miss Texas who was severely injured in an automobile accident. My platform was Dare to be Different. I mean, we all have different eye color and hair color and skin color. So its the same with a person who has a disability. Were just different in a different way. Tina, Marcia and Robert agreed forming a group is going to be as good for the caregivers as it is for those who need special care. Sometimes days go by and were in the houseweeks evenwithout another soul, Tina said, remembering the days she was a single parent (before she remarried) and had three children in wheelchairs. Marcia added that once disabled children leave school, they age out of all the services provided by ESE programs (Exceptional Student Education). Its hard after that, because theres really not much out there. Laura-Lees new position as Miss Wheelchair Florida enabled her to talk one-on-one with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and she also regularly goes to local schools and senior centers, talking with people of all ages about what theyd like to see happen and different ways they might be able to make their dreams realities. I want to help empower people to know they can do more than they think they can do, Laura-Lee said. Marcia said her daughter has tried Zumba, ridden on the back of a motorcycle, been parasailing, and trains in boxing with her own pair of pink gloves. So you do things a little differently from most people, LauraLee said. But you can still enjoy them. The November dance will be the first where all the people who have signed up will meet each other, Tina said. It is a very exciting time for her because she has two children that are critically ill and one who is chronically ill. She explains the difference in the care they must receive. My 31-year-old daughter Nicole Marie is mentally about six and has Lennox Gautaut syndrome. Thats where she has from 100 to 200 seizures a day, she said. In addition, she has cerebral palsy and a condition where her central nervous system forgets to tell her body to breathe while she sleeps. She also has a feeding tube. I was a full time restaurant manager, and then, as a single parent, all at once I was a caregiver, she said. Her second child is now 29 and is a nurse in N.J. but manages a chronic illness, and her third, Michael Scott, who is now 28, has what people usually recognize best as the boy in the bubble disease. Its a type of anemia where he has lost his immune system. And at six, he developed juvenile arthritis too. At that time, I had three children in wheelchairs, she said. Michael Scott still receives transfusions every week to help fight infections. I was living in N.J. and my parents were in Florida, both sick, and I was flying back and forth, Tina said. After moving to Florida, she remarried. Her husband, Ralph, has Lupus but lives an active life and is a manager for Walgreens in Bradenton. He has been a great source of strength and support, she said. But when she moved to Florida, she was still a single parent. I had my mom dying in one room and my daughter on life support in another room and she (her daughter) was No. 14,364 for a Medicaid waiver for in-home services, she said. We had nothing (no support services). Once she began to check the Internet for services, Tina met other parents like herself and realized it wasnt just services they needed but interaction with others and yes, just plain fun. My daughter has never been to a prom, she said with tears in her eyes. But Night of a Thousand Stars will change that. The dance will be the first event scheduled to create memories for some who have never known anything but their own families, caregivers, and medical staff. A few doctors and EMTs have volunteered their services to be in attendance in case they are needed. Theres one man whos coming who is on a heart transplant list, and an elderly couple who are both disabled, said Marcia. Were going to see a lot of different things. The organizers are very pleased at the help given by some businesses and volunteers to make the event possible. We were able to collect more than 100 gowns to offer the girls. Thirty-two or 33 of them got to try on gowns and they got shoes and jewelry and everything.Memory Maker (store) in Bradenton and some individuals gave the gowns, and Lori Flaws a friend of Marcias is making 300 cupcakes. You cant do that all at once, so they have to be made in batches and then frozen, but she is making every one herself. Marcia and Tina are especially grateful to Trident Program (Bradenton) for giving them a place to try on the gowns, and to The Noise Box, a musical group at the Brandon church that put on a concert in October that raised $550 to put on the dance.Although the list for the dance has already filled because of fire regulations on numbers of people allowed in buildings (according to the buildings size) others are encouraged to contact the group and find out about future events. A data base is being made for services and support groups, and there will be get-togethers of many kinds for both caregivers and persons who have special needs of all kinds. It is a very exciting time, Tina said. To find out more, call Tina at 813-662-7555 or email her at rafitina@aol.com.Miss Wheelchair Florida and friends form events groupu Tina Frerichs of Sun City Center had three critically-ill children and a dying mother when she realized how many other caregivers like herself were often home for weeks at a time with no break. Now she is spearheading a group that will not only be for support but for outings and all kinds of fun for both caregivers and their special needs family. Visiting special needs people of all ages Laura-Lee speaks with seniors about what they would like to see happen in their futures. Recently she visited a senior center program run by Easter Seals of Southwest Florida in Sarasota where she met with many people. I like to encourage them, and I gain wisdom from everybody I meet, she said.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 19 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights No-Fuss Foods Friday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Cooking delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods as she demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Having Fun, Wish You Were Here: An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Using museum-quality, vintage postcard images, Liz Coursen will reveal Floridas dynamic growth in the first half the 19th century in this vibrant PowerPoint presentation. No registration required. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Adult Writing Group Tues., Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Mouse & Keyboard Tues., Nov. 5 at 12:15 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Limit: 20. Astronomy & Telescope Viewing Tues., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. This program with Craig MacDougal will feature a short astronomy presentation inside the library, detailing what will be observed, followed by an outside viewing of the moon and planets through a telescope. No registration required. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wed., Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wed., Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wed., Nov. 6 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! Your Garden and the Disease Triangle Wed., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Master Gardener Nicole Pinson will discuss the concepts of the disease triangle when troubleshooting garden problems. This class will cover how to make sustainable choices when addressing garden diseases and pests, landscape care and maintenance. Presented in partnership with the Hillsborough County Extension Service. 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 Veterans Day program is announcedOn Sunday, Nov. 10 the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. will conduct the 49th Annual Veterans Day Tribute to honor all veterans from all wars. This ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum located at 3602 US Hwy 301 N. in Tampa, a half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. in remembrance of the time that the Armistice to end the First World War was signed. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by a joint color guard made up of members from 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion Honor Guard and JROTC Cadets. The National Anthem will be sung by Firefighter and Retired Marine Thurnell (Chip) Shields and the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by a JROTC Cadet There will be more than a hundred JROTC Cadets from area high schools in attendance to perform drill demonstrations and a Pass in Review. The POW/MIA Missing Man ceremony to remember those who have not yet made it home will be performed by the Scottish American Military Society. A Wreath Tribute will be presented by the Gold star Wives, Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families of America. The playing of TAPS and a rifle salute will be rendered by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Master of Ceremonies will be Walt Raysick, president of the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc., and the keynote speaker will be Col. Andre J. Briere, USAF, Vice Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill AFB. There will be several dignitaries in attendance. The coveted Edwin Porterfield Award and the Keeping the American Patriotic Spirit Alive Awards will be presented, along with a special presentation by the Latin Soldiers Veterans Motorcycle Association to the Museum and Parks Committee, Inc. This ceremony is open to the public and tented seating will be available. 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Includes replacing pads, shoes and turning rotors. 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/ Better Care It shows the community is really behind the project. Plans are in the works and construction is set to begin in 2014.First goal nearing target on Ruskin Cemetery ProjectThe South County community is contributing nicely to the recently-formed Ruskin Memorial Cemetery Preservation Fund, a project of the Ruskin Womans Club. The first $7,500 has come from the National Cremation Society of Ruskin, Betty Jo Council, Donald and Phyllis Elsberry, an anonymous donor, and a promise from The Historical Trust.  The Womans Club initiated an endowment fund for perpetual mowing of the cemetery for future generations and has received a promise of help from The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. As first reported in The Observer News and The Current Oct. 10, the Challenge Grant  the club applied for gives the community  three years to raise $75,000 and the Tampa Community Foundation will then credit the  account with an additional $25,000. Fundraising is planned by several  local organizations.  To assist, contact Debbie Bonebrake at 813 8927235 or Deb Adams, 813-6490400. Redhawk Ranch announces store hours, other newsThe 18-acre Redhawk Ranch owned by Bud and Brenda Hoshaw at 4110 County Rd. 579 in Wimauma will have store hours Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in its onsite store which will sell many types of American Indian arts, crafts and reproductions. The Hoshaws plan other events there as well, such as the Boy Scouts earning badges by building old native-style living quarters Oct. 25-27, and Sacred Circles that are open to the public. But with advance notice by telephone to 941-545-7084, visitors are welcome to come by and enjoy the serenity of the land and property when there are no events going on. Another feature at the ranch is a vibroacoustic chair used for periods of relaxation and meditation. The fees for that use have not yet been decided. Although many historical tales have been told about the land upon which the ranch sits, Buds research had shown that a breakdown of a train carrying Native Americans near Fort Hamer had some escapees on it that eventually joined the Seminole tribe. A story about the ranch reopening was originally published in The Observer News and The Current Oct. 17. Parks and Rec projects moving swiftly News of Hillsborough Countys parks and recreation department upgrades and changes have been followed by this newspaper since the formation of 10 regional centers changed the way the countys recreation programs were run in 2010. The most recent development reported in The Observer News and The Current was in the July 4 edition, when it explained additions and renovations to the local regional centers. Since that time, an update was given by Parks, Recreation and Conservation Spokeswoman Shorty Robbins, who said Gardenville Recreation Center, at 615 Symmes Road, Gibsonton, is currently going through the permitting process and Ruskin Recreation Center, 901 Sixth St. S.E. in Ruskin, is going out to bid for contractors this week. Everything is on target and going according to plan, Robbins said in an interview Oct. 22.Pickleball to be added to South County recreation programs One of the new programs that will be added to all of Hillsborough Countys recreation centers is pickleball. This is because there was so much interest in the sport at last years Senior Games, said parks spokeswoman Shorty Robbins. The sport has already been added to Brandon and Northdale recreation centers, and is being played indoors at Gardenville temporarily. Since it is an outdoor sport, arrangements will eventually be made to have field play. Meanwhile, there are monthly pickleball tournaments at the All Peoples Life Center on Sligh Avenue in Tampa and anyone is allowed to participate. More active adult programs are slated to go into the rec centers once the renovations and additions are complete, Robbins said. A list of dates for pickleball play and other information about current and planned programs is available on the parks website, http://www.hillsboroughcounty. org/index.aspx?nid=99.u Have a safe MOSI offers free pre-school program on WednesdaysParents of pre-schoolers can now bring their little ones to MOSI every Wednesday, from 10:30 11 a.m. to enjoy a fun, free science activity or demonstration perfect for kids 4 and under. Stay after and enjoy MOSIs exhibits or sign up for a preschool science class (additional fees apply for exhibits and classes). Kids eat free in the MOSI caf on Wednesdays with the purchase of an adult meal. These events will take place in MOSIs grand lobby and are open to the public. Call 813-987-6000 for more information. MOSI is located at 4801 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa.Free workshops for child care providersHillsborough County Extension offers workshops that provide training and technical assistance to early childhood professionals. The workshops are free for all licensed child care providers in Hillsborough County. For others, the cost is $10. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for these classes. (0.2 CEU per class) Schedule Every Child Counts: Building Community Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. Science for Preschool Children Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Teaching Music to Young Children Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. Math for Toddlers and Preschoolers Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Art Appreciation for Young Children Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. What Does Time Mean to Children Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. How to Get Parents on Your Team Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Science for Preschool Children Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration is required and must be done online at HTTP://extension.psu.edu/cyttap. Click on the green State Training tab at bottom of page, choose Florida, then Tampa and find the workshops. These workshops are made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Penn State University and the University of Nebraska/ Lincoln Extension. For more information, contact Diana Converse by phone at 813744-5519, ext. 54140, or by email at Converse@ufl.edu.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 21 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 31: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 01: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 04: BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 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 Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 11: MEMORY BUS (ALZ HEIMER S ASSOC) RSVP! BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to 2 pm 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 12: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* A+ HEARING DON GUILEY THE LOSS OF HEARING & DIMENTIA 11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm Wed 13: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 14: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 15: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 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. NEXT Kidney SmartSM CLASS IS: NOV EMBER 26Offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) the program is free and open to the community. www.davita.com, click on Kidney Smart tab. Please check your insurance coverage for SILV ERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement ClassesNOVEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW Monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com click Events Last week I got a call from one of our local elementary schools, asking for assistance in rounding up speakers for the upcoming Great American Teachin. I was most happy to comply, as this is one of my favorite and scariest days of the year. If youre interested in participating this year, the date is November 21 and we are wanting people from all walks of life. In all of the challenges I have faced in the past three years as executive director of the Chamber, the most difficult was last year when I stood before a classroom of third graders and tried in vain to explain to them what we do. Forget trying to get the potholes fixed in the road out front. THIS was a true challenge! A teacher at Ruskin Elementary asked me to come and make a presentation to her class. It was a wonderful idea, very similar to the old Career Day we used to have in high school. Local business people get about a half an hour to talk about their chosen field and encourage these innocent, open minds. Due to a scheduling issue, I was the last presenter of the day to these precocious, energetic 8-yearolds. I had my talk prepared, but I was no match for the other business leaders who preceded me. I came behind the exciting Mr. Frank, the former stage manager for every big performing name in the world. He had traveled the globe and done exciting things! He knew famous people! Then there was Ms. Carol, who was an ER nurse. She saw blood and vomit and cool things like that! The worst act to follow was just before mine. My Husband was asked to come and talk about all the cars he restores and paints. To add an insult to my injury, he asked me to bring my Clown Car for the show and tell aspect of his presentation. The kids got to go outside and have their picture taken with it, wiggling and squirming and jockeying for the best possible position in the photo. Once the photo op was done, we piled back into the classroom and it was my turn to inspire. When I said the words Chamber of Commerce it was clear they pictured a building that resembled something out of a Harry Potter movie, large and gothic with dark halls and eerie shadows.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Volunteer for the Great American Teach-inI tried to explain how we help support our local businesses and promote them whenever we can. Do you use math where you work? Of course! I have to establish an annual budget and make sure we earn enough money to pay all of our bills. Do you use reading and writing? Yes, I write a weekly column and read local business journals so I stay current with what is going on in the community. Can your husband paint a Lamborgini? So much for educating them on workforce partnerships and the power of networking. In the end, I had a residual coolness factor just for owning the Clown Car and being married to Mr. Kevin. But I doubt any one of those kids wants to grow up to run a Chamber of Commerce. Too bad. I think its the greatest job in the world! With no blood or vomit to clean up!The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours and ribbon cutting at Sequoia Financial, located at 823 Cypress Village Blvd. October 24. Halloween horrors, fall festival flubsGhosts and goblins may not be the true threat to trick-or-treaters during this years Halloween festivities. Possibly tainted candy, use of costume materials, and food-borne illnesses may really be the hazards. As such, the health professionals at the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville can be an important resource for parents at this time of year. The Poison Center Help Line, 1-800-222-1222, is available 24 hours a day when these questions come up. Halloween can be a time for fun and adventure for children, but we need to remain diligent that there are still some risks associated with Halloween activities such as those described below or for small children accidentally mistaking medications for treats. Children under the age of six continue to be the number one victim of accidental poisonings. Last year, the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville received almost 36,000 human exposure calls, nearly 17,000 which involved accidental ingestions in children under the age of six. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2 last year, the Help Line received almost 700 calls. On Oct. 31 alone, there were 135 calls for help and advice to the Poison Center Help Line. This is also the time of the year known for fall festivals, carnivals and fairs. One of the more fun aspects of these events is the various types of food available. The not-so-fun part can be food-borne illness associated with undercooked or improperly handled or stored food. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville can provide food safety education tips and management advice for food poisoning if it does occur. The following tips can help ensure a safe Halloween for everyone: are consumed and immediately discard treats with puncture holes, tears or signs of re-wrapping. to give your children to reduce the urge to snack on treats that have not been inspected. lowing treats that are age-appropriate. Be careful with hard candy, gum, peanuts and toys with small parts. these products contain an irritating chemical which may cause pain if it gets in their mouth, eyes or throat. or mouth can cause a frostbite type injury. Wash immediately with water. For more Halloween safety tips, log on to the Poison Centers website at www.fpicjax.org; click on Poison Info/Prevention/Seasonal Hazards/Autumn. In a poisoning emergency, dont waste time searching the Internet. Call your Poison Center first at 1-800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. The Poison Center Help line is toll free and specialists are available 24 hours a day in a poisoning emergency or to answer your poisoning-related questions.

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22 OCTOBER 31, 2013 Advanced Technology and Medical Breakthroughs Can Prevent, Reduce, or Even Relieve Hearing Loss! Science, Medicine and Technology are on a mission to help Baby-Boomers get back in the game so they can hear clearly again with amazing relief from hearing loss! In less than 1 hour you can find out how much of your hearing is lost and what you can do to get it back! Arnold Palmer SUPERVALUECOUPONFREE EAR INSPECTION LIMITEDTIMECOUPON SUMMERMOISTURE CHECK! FREE Knowledge About How Your Ears Work Helps With The Healing Process!Its important that you have a basic understanding of how your ears work. The healing starts when you first acknowledge that you have a hearing problem. The next step is to get your ears examined so you will know the cause and the degree (mild to profound) of your condition.Ear Canal Inner Ear Cochlea Eustachian Tube Middle Ear Eardrum Outer Ear20 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.floridahearing.comSUN CITY CENTER 4850 Sun City Center Blvd.813-634-8451 at FLORIDA HEARING CARDS AUDIBELDoes your hearing aid struggle to give you the amplification you need?Sometimes its just a little MOISTURE. Floridas humid summers could be to BLAME. Let Audibel rejuvenate your hearing aid FREE for a limited time no matter where you purchased your hearing aid.FREE Ear Inspection and Ear Wax Removal Assistance with Your FREE HEARING TEST The carefree way to connect to your world In 2004, President George W. Bushs doctors reported that he had a mild frequency hearing loss which significantly affected everyday conversation. Here you can see him cupping his right ear, a common technique used by individuals when having difficulty hearing. So Small the Only Thing People Will Notice is You Hear Better First U.S. President to Wear a Hearing Aid bestfitting rangeupto40db299$ President Ronald Reagan began wearing a custom-made technologically advanced heart aid (at age 72) after experiencing increased difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds. Reagans hearing problems date from the 1930s when a .38-caliber pistol was fired near his ears while he was acting in a movie. FREEHEARING TEST &FREE TRIALall in one visit! HEARING AID BATTERIES! Expires 11/8/13 Limit 2 Packs Per PatientAll Sizes for All Hearing Aid Brands Why Do People Delay Addressing Hearing Loss?In America, the average person with hearing loss delays dealing with it for 5 to 7 years. The big question is, Why do people wait so long before confronting the obvious problems that come with an inability to hear clearly?How Hearing Is TestedTo evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a combination of electronic equipment and headphones.What Hearing Tests ShowHearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. The results of your hearing exam will provide you with the road map to what you should do next to regain and restore your ability to hear clearly again. AMPplus $650While Supplies Last. Fits up to 40db loss!PERSONAL AUDIO AMPLIFIERInvisible. Comfortable. Affordable.SOLD ELSEWHERE$750 Now you see it... Now you dont!Audibel A2 hearing aids are designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again. With their advanced features theyre engineered to: This advertisement funded by the MANUFACTURER, Minneapolis, MN BRANDON TAMPA 813-681-4046 813-831-9442 ELLENTON BRADENTON 941-722-7200 941-747-6966

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 23 If you went fishing this past week Im almost sure that you caught a flounder. The reason is a so-called Florida cold streak came through. Sixty degree weather was cold enough for the flounder to wake up from sleeping on the sandy bottom of the water and eat during high and low tides. They emerged in schools with anglers catching their share of this lean white fish. Legal must measure l2 inches with l0 per person, per day. Flounder is from the flatfish family and to many is a challenge to fillet. It takes practice to fillet a flounder and those who have not mastered it will not try in the presense of their buddies who know how. When I first tried to fillet a fish, I put a nail at the top of a cutting board which was a great help. Practice makes perfect, and soon you will not hesitate to fillet a fish in front of your buddies. Flounder is on most all Florida seafood restaurant menus. It is featured stuffed with crabmeat, broiled, baked or fried. If you are not familiar with Floridas saltwater fish, this is a top choice to eat. I met more anglers again this week who are not fishing for snook. They say they are mad because the season was closed so long, and they will not catch another. Okay, if thats the way you feel, but it is one of the best game fish in our salt waters. Redfish catches have been the best of the entire season. There are reports of giant redfish around Fort Desoto with many more in the rivers and bay. Legal is l8 inches or more than 27 inches. One per per son, per day. Recreational red snapper season closed on Oct. 22. It is the time of the year that mullet begin to school for spawning. Trout are in schools, in shallows, and are a great catch this month. Their tender mouths give you a challenge of keeping them on the hook and boating them. A fun fish to catch, as well as a great tablefare. Bass tournaments are springing up all over Florida for the winter season. Why not, we are about the only state that has pleasant weather in the winter months. Cobia are heading for warmer waters. The first sight of cooler weather and they are in the warm channel outlets at TECO. Panfish, bass, and freshwater catfish bites were boated this week, by the freshwater anglers. Sheepshead are still playing around, schooling under private docks with the snook. So far high tech hasnt taken the place of real fishing, so go out and enjoy the wonderful smell of the cool, fresh breeze blowing in your face as you cruise our waters.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Flounder catches are a sure thing RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended. 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. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.New location named for WAVES meetings will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at its new meeting location in the Assisted Living Facility of Hawthorne Village. The community is on W. Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue; the ALF building is the first one on the right after entering. The WAVES organization is for all women of the Military Sea Service. The Unit anticipates a busy schedule in the fall months with participation in various events honoring American veterans as well as their usual support of the programs at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. The Unit is actively seeking new members and welcomes all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the US Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information call JeanNominations for Hillsborough Womens Hall of Fame due on Nov. 22Would you like to recognize an outstanding woman of merit in Hillsborough County?Nominations are now being accepted for the Hillsborough County be selected by the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women for induction May 7 at the Tampa Convention Center. Award selection criteria may include: achievements in field of endeavor; efforts to elevate the status of women; enduring contributions to the quality of life for all residents; service to the community; and inspiration to society. A biographical sketch, photo and description of qualifications are necessary for consideration of each candidate. Previous inductees have included Jan K. Platt, Pat Frank, Dr. Juel Shannon Smith, and the late Dottie Berger MacKinnon. Nomination forms may be submitted online, Hillsborough Countys Commission on the Status of Women created its Hall of Fame to honor women who, through their lives and efforts, have made significant contributions to the improvement of lives of others and blazed frontiers for other women. The Commission facilitates and maintains the permanent Womens Hall of Fame display. For more information on the Hillsborough County Commission on the hillsboroughcounty.org .Back by Popular Demand: Fall Concert Series by Eastern Hillsborough Community Band released its fall concert schedule. The community is invited to Back by Popular Demand, a program that includes such popular songs as Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Pink Panther, and Soul Bossa Nova. The series also features a medley performed by the Eastern Hillsborough Flute Choir.Performance dates and locations are: ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org.

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24 OCTOBER 31, 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 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill Area Obituaries Herta BeattyHerta Beatty, 90, of Seymour, Ind. and Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Brandon Regional Hospital. She was a resident of Seymour and wintered in Sun City Center for 32 years. Born May 1, 1923 in Suderstapel, Germany, she was the daughter of Herman and Louise (Conrad) Gutzeit. On June 8, 1946 she married Charles Gardner Beatty, who preceded her in death December 22, 2007. Herta was a member of the first United Methodist Church in Seymour and an associate member of the United Community Church in Sun City Center. Herta was also a homemaker and the worlds greatest cook. She loved raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed playing bridge. Always active, she had been a member of the Boys Club Womens Council, where she shared her wealth of knowledge by teaching cooking and crafts as well as tutoring the young club members. She was a member of the Schneck Medical Center Foundation, the Hospital Guild, a past member of the ESA Sorority and Seymour Boys Club Womens Council, as well as having been a Cub Scout Den Mother for several years. After retiring, Herta took up golf and enjoyed playing until four years ago. At one time she took part in a golf outing with four generations of her family. Herta leaves behind a legacy of love and caring. She is survived by sons Robert C. (Sandra) Beatty, John T. (Kay) Beatty, and Richard G. Beatty; grandchildren Tyler Beatty, Jared Beatty, Bart (Holly) Beatty, Bridget (Jason) Longmeier, Brooke Beatty and Ben (Shannon) Beatty; great-grandchildren Christian Hunnicutt, Brinkley Beatty, Blis Beatty, Charlie Longmeier, Mack Longmeier and Lola Longmeier; brother Thomas (Shirley) Gutzeit; and sister Annemale Harksen. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services were held in Seymour, Ind. on October 28. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service, 316 North Chestnut St., Seymour, Ind. 47274, and memorials may be written to the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour and the Schneck Hospital Foundation, also through Voss Funeral Service. Joan H. FlodeenJoan H. Flodeen, 90, of Kings Point, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was born on Feb. 11, 1923 in Taylor County, Missouri. She grew up in Moline, Ill., where she met her husband Carl (Bud) Flodeen, and they were married on September 30, 1942. They had been married for 69 years at the time of his passing nearly two years ago. Joan worked as a bookkeeper and retired from Moline National Bank after many years of service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. She was a devout Christian and trusted deeply in the Lord to sustain her through lifes trials and tribulations. She attended many church activities and events in Kings Point up until the time of her passing. In her younger years, Joan loved to sew and bake. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She was loved by everyone who knew her for her warmth, understanding, unique laugh and incredible sense of humor. She is survived by her sister Eileen Mann of Geneseo, Ill; daughters Pamela Harris and Linda (Dan) Holmer; grandson Christopher Richards and wife Cherie, of Brandon; granddaughter Britta Gibbon and husband Robert of Apopka, Fla.; great-granddaughters Breanna Douglas of Brandon and Eila and Alina Gibbon of Apopka, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl (Bud) and greatgranddaughter Hayley Richards. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Audrey Vogel HamlinAudrey Vogel Hamlin, 81, of Sun City Center passed away October 19, 2013. Audrey taught music for 52 years. She was a member of the National Piano Guild, P.M.T.A and A.G.O., a charter member of the Sweet Adelines in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, a member of South Shore Sound in Florida, an organist and choir director in the Pittsburgh area and maintained a music studio in Forty Fort and Dallas, Pa. Before taking up residence in Sun City Center, Florida, her youngest son Dale preceded her in death. She is survived by son Dr. David A. Hamlin, (Joyce) of Langhorne Pa.; daughter Dawn Maurer (Richard) of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren Lauren Maurer and Michelle Figueroa, both of Florida; loving husband John; stepsons Glen (Sandy) and Eric (Sandra); four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. She was a long-standing member of the Kings Point Piano Quartet and an arranger of eight-hand music. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5309 US Hwy 41 in Apollo Beach. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Prince of Peace kicks off stewardship renewalOn Oct. 26 Prince of Peace Catholic Church kicked off its 2013 stewardship renewal. This year, the theme is based on the recent encyclical of Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith: As stewards of Gods good gifts, we are called to bring the light of faith by means of our time, talent, and treasure as a blessing to the world around us. The 2013 Prince of Peace Stewardship Directories, which highlight the many ministries and opportunities for service that exist at the parish, are now available at the parish office. On Sunday, Nov. 17 Prince of Peace will hold its annual Ministry Fair from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Conesa Center. It is an opportunity to learn more about the parish and to consider how you might best share your time and talents at Prince of Peace. Food and baked goods will be available for purchase from the Knights of Columbus and the Council of Catholic Women. All are invited. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org. Following the coronation of Edward the Sixth, a large procession began to make its way to the banquet hall to celebrate the historic event. In front of the king and leading the procession were three soldiers carrying swords that represented the countries of England, Scotland and Wales. Stop, protested Edward. There is one more sword that should be with them. It is the Bible, the sword of the Spirit. At his suggestion, a Bible was located, and placed at the head of the procession. What a wonderful expression of the rightful place for the Word of God at the beginning of any journey. If we want our lives to move in the right direction, we must always follow the guidance we find in His Word. If we want to be certain that we are going where He wants us to go, we must always let His instructions lead us. If we begin the day with Gods Word, we will have His presence with every step. If we end the day with His Word, we will have His comfort throughout the night. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. The November luncheon and program for the South Shore Christian Womens Connection will be on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. Inspirational speaker Gaye Martin will share a presentation entitled Mama told me there would be days like this. The program will feature Lynn Wise presenting MICHE bags newest winter collections of purses and jewelry. Seating begins at 11 a.m., with the program running from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu will be Lido Salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with Christian Women Connection lunch is Nov. 14grilled chicken is available; if you want this option, be sure to order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive and reservations are required; call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made before noon on Monday, Nov. 11.Wimauma yard sale Nov. 1 and 2The Wimauma Church of God, at 5504 SR 674, will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2.Correction:The Womens Bible study group that meets every Monday is interdenominational. Although they use the facilities at the United Methodist Church, the group is not affiliated with any denomination. For more information about the in-depth Bible study group, call 813-633-9083.

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OCTOBER 31, 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 Journeymen Southern Gospel Quartet appear at UMC this FridayRecording artists The Journeymen Quartet will perform their ongoing Thank God Its Variety concert series at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Founded in 1957, there have been many personnel changes over the years, but The Journeymen have never compromised their male quartet style or sound. When asked what has been the driving force behind their style of singing, they simply reply, Its our commitment to God and the music we sing. To learn more about this southern gospel quartet, visit their website, www.thejourneymenqt.com. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. For more information about this and other concerts and special events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. United Methodist Church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West.The Maxwell Family brings their gospel music to Vaughn Street Bible ChurchVaughn Street Bible Church in Gibsonton will host a Saturday Night Sing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. The featured singers are the Maxwell Family, well known locally and across the country as gospel singers that inspire and lift the spirits. The church is located at 10018 Vaughn St. in Gibsonton, just across the street from Wal-Mart. For more information about the church or for directions, visit www. vaughnstreetbiblechurch.com. A special service for when Christmas hurtsA community service of comfort and hope will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at St John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. East in Sun City Center. This will be a time for prayer, reflection and fellowship for those having difficulty handling the holidays due to sorrow, loss, pain, depression, addiction, financial problems or any other stressful situations. Refreshments will be served after the service. Members of all faiths are invited, whether in need and hurting or willing to offer support and compassion. For more information, call 813633-3970 or 813-938-5078. Christmas Bazaar comes to St. John the DivineFrom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center will be chock full of crafts, Christmas articles, attic treasures, Chinese auction baskets, handmade goods, inspirational items and jewelry ... not to mention tables of baked goods and gourmet foods. Coffee and pastries will be availabel from 9 to 11 a.m., with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To top it off, there will be a Grand Raffle, and you need not be present to win. St. John the Divines SCC campus is at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. West. Upcoming events with the Metaphysical SocietyMonday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m., Armstrong Room, Book Group. The current book is The Feminine Aspect of Spirituality. The facilitator is Alice Williams. Admission is free. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., Heritage Room, Presentation. Author Todd Curran presents Exploring the Mysteries of Numerology, discussing the ancient system of character analysis used to convert ones birth date and name to numbers. Using your birth date and name, discover the spiritual blueprint of your natural talents, life challenges, personal characteristics, and your path of destiny. Love offering requested. Events are open to Sun City Center and Kings Point residents and guests. For information, call Holli at 813-419-4704 or Mike at 813 -938-1252. For membership information, call Ludi at 813 -9385686.Enjoy the holidays with George & GracieOn Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12, 13 and 14, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church will present Happy Holidays with George & Gracie, re-creations of the famous duos funniest Chanukah and Christmas routines. Ed Brown will assume the part of George Burns, while Jeanne Naish will be Gracie Allen. Music will be by Chuck Wiricks Happy Holidays Singers. Tickets are $12 at the church office weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or at the door prior to performances, if available. Performance will be at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. East in Sun City Center. The Celtic roots of Halloween is the topicBefore the masks, carved pumpkins, and handfuls of candy and before the Roman Catholic Church declared Nov. 1 to be the celebration of the Saints, there was an ancient holiday that celebrated the end of summer: Samhain. Linda Conklin will present a program explaining all this to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC at its Thursday, Oct. 31 meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. All are welcome. Enjoy 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. 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S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All 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. Woodland Est. 105 PERSONALSThank you St. Jude & St Anthony for prayers answered. AK 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 310 GGARAGE/YY ARD SSALEVendors wanted. Craft show, Nov 16. 8am-1pm. ChulaVista Landing Mobile Home Park. 269-832-4516 YYard SSale Wimauma Church of God, 5504 SR 674.Friday & Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2, 8am-2pm. Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Huge sale. Household, antiques, collectibles, Barbie & Madam Al exander dolls, Limoge, Dept 56, pottery, refrigerator & much more. Friday, Saturday 11/1 & 11/2, 8am1pm. 835 La Jolla SCC. Huge fund raiser garage sale. 50% of proceeds to Paws for Patriots Friday, Saturday 11/1 & 11/2. 7am4pm. Multi family. 6341 Cottonwood Lane, Apollo Beach. Clothing, household items, garage items, tools, motorcycle parts, & books, collectibles & misc. Yard sale. Generator, household items, books, new items, exerciser. Too much to mention. Saturday & Sunday. 8am-3pm. 2617 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Laureate Zeta Kappa/ Betta Sigma Phi AAnnual GGarage SSale 8am-1pm. Friday Nov. 1 & 8amnoon Saturday Nov. 2. SCC 739 Winterbrooke Way. Something for everyone. Proceeds donated to area charities. Phone 813-6346824 Garage sale. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2, 9am-2pm. Tools, books, puzzles, pictures, movies, CDs, housewares, misc. 2031 Prestancia Lane, SCC. SCC Neighborhood. sale Friday & Saturday. 11/1 & 11/2, 8am-? Emerald Lake, Caloosa Creek, Caloosa Lake. Dont miss this one! Annual Neighborhood garage sale. Saturday Nov. 2, 8am-1pm. Greenview & Bunker View Dr., Apollo Beach. Something for everyone. Come see. SCC neighborhood garage sale. 11/1 & 11/2, 8am-2pm. Blocks 2200 New Bedford, Captiva, West Minister, South Pebble Beach Blvd. Follow balloons. Garage sale. Saturday 11/2, 8am2pm. Rolling clothing racks, leather desk chair, golf clubs, white buffet, kitchen cart, bicycles, etc. 1307 Lambdeth Court, SCC. Huge neighborhood sale. Something for everyone. Caloosa Creek Court, across from Aston Gardens, SCC. 8am-2pm. Nov. 1 & 2 Garage sale. Nov. 1 & 2, 8am-noon. 1221 Wild Feather Lane, SCC. Col lector & Christmas items, electric generator, tools, household items & more. Garage sale. 1712 Flamingo Lane, SCC. Friday 11/1, Saturday 11/2, much misc. All priced to sell. obo. Indoor moving sale. Lots of misc. items. Saturday Nov. 2, 8am-1pm. 133 19th St, NW, Ruskin. Big Apollo Beach neighborhood garage sale. Saturday Nov. 2, 8am-2pm. Boating, tools, household items, furniture & lots more. 1015 Sago Palm Way & others. 312 EESTATE SSALESTThe PPerfect PPiece Quality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800EEstate SSale 5414 Hammock View Lane, Harbour Isles. Friday 3-6pm. Saturday 9am-4pm. Furniture, refrigerator/ freezer, oriental rugs, mens clothing, china, crystal, crafts, Many PPower TTools Tecumseh edger, commercial tile cutter. Cash only Estate sale, SCC. 2218 Westminster Manor. Nov. 1 & 2, 8am-2pm. Golf cart, dining & bedroom furniture, glassware, Lenox, kitchenware, lamps, tools. 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 Cell: 382-7536 RReminder: Turn your clocks back 1 hr on Saturday night 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 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 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD CallBeverlyat 645-3111 ext. 201 or email: Beverly@observernews.netUp to 20 words: $17 Additional words: 30 eachBold lines: $3 eachClassifieds must be paid in advance DEADLINE: Monday 4 p.m. for Thursday paper Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 2 50% off all womens pants Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Annes Estate Sales 2008 East View Dr.SCCFriday & Saturday Nov. 1st & 2nd7 am 12 p m(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Sofa, loveseat, dining rm table w/chairs and matching hutch, coffee & end tables, recliners, desk, patio furniture, occasional chairs, bedroom chest, oriental tables, bookcases, wicker chest, file cabinets, card table w/chairs. Appliances: Washer & dryer, refrigerator. Collectibles: Large Hummels, Beleek, Occupied Japan, Goebels, Waterford glass, artwork. Medical supplies: Walkers, canes. Misc: Mens & womens clothing, lots of kitchen items, household & misc.PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com 280 PETS Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 GIGANTIC SALE Fri., Nov. 1, 8 am 3 pm Sat. Nov. 2, 8 am 1 pm inside & out

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M/S #T2572472 ousesore3br/2ba/2cg, his & hers garages. Better then new. Upgrade galore, glass lanai, 1,630 sf, SCC in Maplewood.. Was over $300,000. Now $179,000. Linda Miles 813-2300199. Coldwell Banker, Dolphin Realty. honots MnP 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 terfront ent 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 ousesforrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-325-8483 Thinking of renting your home! Let us help. S L Real Estate Service LLC 813-741-3678 SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 Walking distance to Lennard HS. New 3br/2ba/2cg home. New appliances, paint & carpet. $1100 monthly, security deposit required. Call 813 629-0189A tsforentFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Very clean 2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch. $725 monthly plus deposit. Includes water & mowing. No pets. 813-645-1801 Ment sFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886M A Mobile home on private lot for rent or sell. 2br/1ba, unfurnished. Riverview area. Se hable espanol. 813-325-5190 rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 retneA $50 Special, 2 step deep cleaning. We also do: furniture, tile & grout, area rugs, scotch guard & deodorizers. Free Estimate 813401-2433 A ut hreCNA seeking private duty employment with senior care clients. Flexible hrs, prefer 12-16 hrs shifts. References. 813-382-1533 ut chcrePrivate home health care. Experience with tube feeding, insulin, dementia. Former CNA, STNA. Cerreferences. Local references call Tony 419-722-6491. No answer, leave message. 419-619-7754 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com uneov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enng Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. MoversAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123. Ask about free boxesM. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. 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CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ... 813-645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our ofce for the Victims Assistance Program. REDUCED TO $54,900! DOUBLE LOT WITH 2BR/2BA + DEN MOBILE HOME: CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 OWNER WILL FINANCE THIS GREAT RESIDENTIAL LOT! $25,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 BEAUTIFUL 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT, $84,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 LOT ON U.S. HIGHWAY 41 SOUTH. CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 PRELIMINARY WORK HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE $324,900 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 NEW LISTING!! 28.8 ACRES PERFECT FOR DEVELOPMENT ON BULL FROG CREEK. 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