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November 28,
Volume 57
Number 45


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Riverview teacher lives on in

lives of his students


By KEVIN BRADY
kevin@observernews.net
If education "is not the filling of a pail
but the lighting of a fire," as William
Butler Yeats said, Daron Hawkins lit quite
a few fires in his time as a drama teacher at
Riverview High School.
Those fires are burning bright in New York
City, Hollywood, Miami and Riverview
High classrooms where his passion for
inspiring young people still smolders
among those who count themselves lucky
to have known him.
Hawkins, 38, died Sept. 25 after a long
illness.


Carly Johnson, left, Brian Kleinschmidt
and Laura Ashley Robaina, all former
students of Daron Hawkins, said the Riv-
erview High teacher changed their lives.
A hard-driving taskmaster who accepted
nothingless than 100 percent effort from his


students, Dawkins spent 16 years fanning
the embers of youthful aspiration into self-
confidence and hope, according to those
who gathered to celebrate the teacher's life
Nov. 24 at Riverview High School.
"We knew our son touched many lives
but we had no idea he touched this many,"
said Hawkins' father Barry, who joined
more than 250 friends and former students
for Love and Laughter ... a musical
celebration of Daron Hawkins' life.
Hawkins was the best drama teacher Bob
Heilmann's ever known.
"In his craft, as a total educator, he was the
best," said the Riverview High principal,
an educator with more than four decades of
chalk under his fingernails.
"He could do it all: the books, the grades,
the sets, the dance, the costumes and he
could read children and children believed
in him. His dream was to get a child and
help them become the star some day,"
Heilmann said.
Hawkins not only nurtured talented
students "but he also had this knack of
having children who were not talented
believe in themselves, that they were
talented and they could perform. He had
a passion and vision and could see things
nobody else could see."
A stickler for academics, students had to
earn the right to take the stage at Riverview,
Continued on page 10


The end of Black Friday?
Controversial decisions to open stores on Thanksgiving Day coupled
with online shopping could mean the end of Black Friday.
By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
The Thanksgiving Day newspaper lands with a resounding "thunk" in the driveway. In
an era of ever-shrinking newspapers, this one is an exception. It is huge, filled with pleas
for your holiday shopping dollars. Some people simply can't wait; they head out to con-
venience stores the night before to pick one up.
Then began the tradition. Families would gather for Thanksgiving Day and when the
turkey and leftover stuffing was put away and the pumpkin pie a memory, the family
could dig through the seemingly infinite advertising inserts to find gifts or dreams. It was
all right there in the newspaper.
For some the day after Thanksgiving would start very early. A few years back I arrived
at a Brandon area Target Store to photograph the Black Friday madness. By the time I
arrived about 4 a.m., the line of people had already stretched around the building and
continued out of sight. A few people groaned when I was allowed inside the door before
they opened. I watched the store manager rev up his employees for the long day ahead,
and found a place behind a burly, plain-clothed security guard to await the onslaught that
would arrive once those glass doors were unlocked. Continued on page 2


Clyde Butcher is an increasingly rare photographer today, favoring old-style, large format cameras
over digital. Visitors to his studio packed around to hear him talk photography, the environment,
and getting wet in the swamp.

Clyde Butcher: a passionate man capturing

the Florida of our dreams


By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
People packed into the intimate, maze-
like studio creating a certain unusually
polite but chaotic atmosphere, contrasting
with the beauty and tranquility of the in-
comparable art displayed on the walls.
People lined up to see the bearded man
they admired, yet while waiting their turn,
remained a respectful distance from him,
despite that his very human and personal
nature did not seem to demand it.
Many people had questions and wanted
photographs of themselves with the man
and Jackie smiled and chatted with each,
holding cameras and recording moments
and taking it all in stride. If the waves of
people stressed her out, she gave no indi-
cation of that. But then for a woman who
spent her childhood growing up on a sail-
boat with her parents, you wouldn't expect
that such things would impact her. Certain-
ly waves, whether those of people or water,
don't seem to bother Jackie Butcher Oben-
doff, the daughter of Clyde Butcher.
On Saturday, Clyde Butcher, Florida's
most famous photographer and a man
widely praised for his dedication in work-
ing to save the ever-dwindling wild places
in a state like no other, opened the doors
to his Venice studio for a book signing, a
chance to chat and, perhaps most unique
of all, an offer to tour his darkroom the


place where chemicals meet artistry to cre-
ate images of incredible beauty that range
in size from 8x10 inch prints to staggering
5 foot by 8 foot paper tapestries of whites,
blacks, grays and astonishing detail.
His images are the Florida we see in our
mind's eye and in our dreams. They record
moments of beauty, peace, and tranquil-
ity found in the Everglades and on seem-
ingly untouched beaches. Butcher doesn't
just capture the beauty of Florida, he first
gets into it, often wading chest deep into
swamps and packing his large format cam-
eras into places that few people are will-
ing to go. And then, after all of that effort,
he depends upon his skill and his eye be-
cause his cameras don't have little LCDs
to instantly reveal what he captured. He
finds out only later, once the magic of the
chemicals reveal the images in his expan-
sive darkroom.
Clyde and Niki Butcher have been mar-
ried for 50 years. He was trained as an ar-
chitect, even having a hand in the design of
San Francisco's iconic TransAmerica Tow-
er, but was inspired by famed photographer
Ansel Adams. He began down the path of a
photographer, selling his images at art and
street fairs. Before long, he realized that he
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The end of Black Friday?


0 Continued from page 1
The newspapers are traditionally so
huge with advertising that this year,
the Omaha World Herald made the
controversial decision to charge their
customers an extra $2.75 for the
Thanksgiving Day paper. It wasn't
necessarily well received but in some
ways, it could be a last hurrah. Black
Friday is rapidly fading into the annals
of America's cultural history. These
days no one has to get up in the wee
hours to wait in line for hours when a
few clicks on a computer can generally
gamer the same deals, from the com-
fort of your own home while wearing
your pajamas. More, even brick and
mortar retailers are abandoning the
tradition with many now opening on
Thanksgiving Day.


And that is a highly controversial
move. Although it is likely the stores
may well be packed on Thanksgiving
Day, some people are rebelling at the
mere thought of it. That includes even
the likes of actor George Takei, with
more than 5.1 million followers on Fa-
cebook, people who usually enjoy his
stream of jokes and witticisms.
"When stores [... ] move their Black
Friday sales to Thanksgiving Day,
they truly have forgotten the purpose
of the holiday--and cynically ask
their employees to leave their loved
ones, too," he posted on Monday.
N.. with your families on Thursday,
friends. Cook and eat together. Watch
a football game or a family movie.
Call your relatives. Don't waste your


MITCH TRAPHAGEN FILE PHOTOS
A Target Store manager rallies his troops in the moments before the doors
were unlocked in the early morning hours of a recent Black Friday. Below,
shoppers stream in after waiting in line for hours. Within moments, the store
was packed. This year, Target, Wal-Mart and most major retailers will open at
some point on Thanksgiving Day.


precious day off standing in lines or
fighting crowds in malls."
While an epic battle appears to be
only growing between the titans of
brick and mortar retail and online retail
for the dollars of holiday shoppers, a
battle that has grown to the point that it
now has enveloped one of the nation's
most sacred holidays of gratitude, a
smaller tradition is working to gain a
foothold in the maelstrom. Small Busi-
ness Saturday, held this year on Nov
30, is emerging as a quieter alternative
to support small, local businesses, help-
ing them into the black financially, long
the axiom of Black Friday. Even some
large corporations are supporting the
concept, with American Express offer-


ing cardholders $10 back on purchases
of $10 or more at qualifying small busi-
nesses (visitwww.shopsmall.com for details).
Most large retailers plan to open at
some point on Thanksgiving Day this
year, although a few, such as Costco,
Nordstrom, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and
Barnes and Noble have refused to join
in. Outdoor clothing company Patago-
nia told the Huffington Post that their
"stores would remain closed so their
associates can celebrate the holiday
with their family and friends."
Barnes and Noble, along with most
of the above stores, plan to open in the
very early hours of Black Friday.
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Observations: November 22


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By Mitch Traphagen
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I would imagine that few people
have memories of their first
birthday and I am no exception.
My first birthday remains memo-
rable, however, because it was the
day that President John F. Ken-
nedy was assassinated.
I don't know what that birthday
was like. I can't ask my Dad about


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remembers being in the school
library when the news arrived
in the very small town in Min-
nesota in which we lived at the
time. She saw the teachers crying
and got scared. She said that later
that day, the entire family gath-
ered around our one small black
and white television to watch the
news coverage. She imagines
that my parents kept poker faces
throughout, to hide their own sad-
ness and fear so as not to further
scare their four children or ruin
my birthday.
For me, they needn't have wor-
ried.
As far as I know there are no
family or birthday photographs
from that day. My Dad didn't
break out the 8mm Bell and How-
ell camera with outrageously
bright floodlights that reminded
me of a moose's antlers made of
two small suns. November 22,
1963 just wasn't the day for that
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life, despite my lack of memories
of it. Each birthday I celebrate is
another anniversary of the day
the young President of the United
States was murdered. Perhaps that
has something to do with why I've
never been interested in celebrat-
ing my birthday.
There is no way to spin such an
epic tragedy into a happy story. A
few days before my birthday this
year I began researching the assas-
sination and was surprised to learn
new things. I was amazed that af-
ter so long, anything new could be
learned but it is such a complicated
tale with so many twists and turns
that perhaps only so much can be
taken in at one time. Most likely
I'll learn a few more new things
next year.
The seemingly infinite conspiracy
theories are often the most fasci-
nating to sit back and peruse. But a
few days spent reading them leads
to one simple conclusion: the only
two people that I can positively
say aren't somehow connected to
the CIA or the Mafia are my wife
and me. And now I'm not so sure
about my wife.
If the assassination had happened
today, there would be a thousand
cell phone videos and photographs
of every graphic detail but I'm not
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one comprehend what had hap-
pened. In fact, it might have made
things worse, adding even more
questions to a seemingly infinite
mountain of questions.
As for me, I have to believe that
Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated
the President on his own. More or
less. To believe much else would
mean that somewhere out there,
hidden to the eyes and lives of or-
dinary Americans, is a group that is
more powerful than the most pow-
erful man on earth. Barring strong
evidence to the contrary, I find that
I need to believe that group doesn't
exist. That America and Americans
(and even an American President)
aren't simply pawns in a game that
few could possible grasp.
There are so many twists, turns
and weird coincidences in what
happened on that horrific day in
Dallas that the majority of Ameri-
cans still believe the true story
has yet to come out. But reading
between the lines of fact and fic-
tion, what is apparent is an entire
nation changed that day and it all
happened on the mere flutter of a
butterfly's wings. Had this been
different... Had that been differ-
ent... November 22, 1963 would
have been nothing more than my
first birthday. And now, President
Kennedy was younger than I am
when he died.
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Positive Talk: There are always options


In life we all face difficult
situations every day. But have you
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to get through those situations
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look at alternative ways
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It has been said that
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If the only coping tool I think I
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am faced with a crisis I will fight.
But fighting every time can be
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We must cope to survive, and
survival is our first and most basic
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our primary instinct. So here are
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the challenges of the day and help
you survive.
Combine Efforts: By yourself
you may not have the power to


make something happen, but in
combination with others, you may
find the additional support you
need to give you an edge. Look
at what labor unions were able
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worker has a very small
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'N, y may find you are not in a
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situation because you do
Hlodges not have enough control
or authority to make
decisions. Work toward
expanding your area of authority
and take control whenever you
can.
Fight: Fighting is always
an option and one that must be
exercised with prudence. Once
you have selected the fight option,
you must be willing to get hurt. As
a young man, I learned that lesson
on the streets of Detroit. I noticed
that the people who got hurt the
most often were the ones who
were tentative in their actions. The
winners not only used sufficient
force to win but rather to annihilate
their opponent. Fight only as a last
resort but then fight to win.
Revenge: This is a poor
motivator to action and it is
rarely if ever a positive solution.
Someone once said, "Don't get


mad, get even." In my Tip Toe
Thru the Alligators seminar, I ask
people the question. "Have you
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Several hands always are raised
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"It ain't over." Revenge is a poor
reason to take any action as it will
generally just bring a response in
kind. With that said, it is important
that someone is punished for
transgressions or they will continue
to act in a negative manner.
Retreat: There are times when
retreating is the best option. If you
do not feel you can cope with the
situation now and that there might
be a better time to accept the
challenge, then step back. Most
effective battle commanders have
always known that strategic retreat
is a very viable tactic on the way
to victory. Whenever possible,
fight the battle on your own terms,
at your own time, and at a place of
your choosing.
Surrender: To quit and take
your licks can be a very good
option and a way to minimize your
damages. If you are going to lose
and you are not going to make any
points by fighting, quit as soon as
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SCC Art Club exhibition is one-man show


The new exhibition at the Sun
City Center Art Gallery for De-
cember will be a one-man show,
featuring the works of Lawrence
MacAlister. A reception for the
opening of this new show will be
held in the Art Room in the Atri-
um Center from 2 to 4 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 4. Admission is
free and all are invited to attend.
Lawrence MacAlister studied
art at the Worcester (Mass.) Mu-
seum as a child, but since then
he has been largely self-taught.
While pursuing his studies at
MIT, he sold a number of canvas-


es to help fund his tuition. This
was followed by a 40-year hia-
tus, which ended when he started
painting once again in Asheville,
North Carolina.
Lawrence moved to Sun City
Center in 2010 and in January
2012, one of his paintings won
Best of Show at the 47th Annual


Art Show mounted by the SCC
Art Club; another artwork was
awarded First Place in advanced
acrylics. Lawrence is a member
of TESA and has been an ac-
tive participant in a number of
its shows. He has also exhibited
with and is a member of Art Cen-
ter Manatee.


I-PHO I LUHIYO L)F UUBUSK FAMILY
Catch the Christmas spirit in Apollo Beach
Now in its third year, the DeBusk Family Christmas Light Show fea-
tures more than 100,000 lights sequenced to favorite songs. There's a 23-
foot mega tree with over 21,000 lights, leaping arches, a manger, more
than 20 mini trees and swooping snow flakes. It all takes place from 5:30
to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursdays; 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and
Saturday. The show starts Thanksgiving night and runs through Jan. 5.
The address is 486 Florida Circle North in Apollo Beach.
Coping with holiday stress
If you dread just the thought of the holiday season because your tradi-
tions have changed, your friends and family are too far away, or you
have financial concerns, it's time to do something differently.
The Third Act, a program of The Centre for Women and especially
designed for women over 50, will help you to find new ways to make the
most out of your holidays.
Join the group on Friday, Dec. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to learn how
to enjoy yourself and have a great holiday season. Snacks and refresh-
ments will be provided. The program is free, but registration is required
by Wednesday, Dec. 4. Register online at www.thecentre.org or call 813-
251-8437, ext. 225. The Centre for Women is located at 305 South Hyde
Park Ave. in Tampa.


Peace by Lawrence MacAlister


Roamin' Oldies hold
special Christmas Show
On Thursday, Dec. 5 the Roam-
in' Oldies Car Club will hold its
Special Christmas Show from 6 to
9 p.m. at the Winn Dixie Plaza in
Apollo Beach.
Top TenPeople's Choice trophies
will be awarded, and there will
also be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle
and a Chinese Auction. Music will
be played by DJ Joe Ferrante.
Admission is free. The cost to
register a vehicle for the competi-
tion is $5 and an unwrapped new
toy to go to one of three local
charities.


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NOVEMBER 28, 2013
C.A.R.E. fundraiser is #Fashion, Football


and More!'
On Friday, Dec. 6 at the Hilton
Garden Inn in Riverview, a "Fash-
ion, Football and More!" fundrais-
er will be held to benefit C.A.R.E.
(Critter Adoption & Rescue Ef-
fort).
The "fashion" part C.A
of the event will fea-
ture contemporary,
affordable, wearable
art jackets and drapes
designed by Vicki
Rollo, a graduate of critier doplio
Ringling College of
Art & Design and
owner of Hearts Desire Boutique in
Sarasota.
Also on tap will be Miche Inter-
changeable handbags and jewelry
presented by Lynn Wise.
The "football" element will fea-
ture raffles and an auction for game
day tickets to a variety of sporting
events, sports memorabilia and at-
tire.
There will be delicious tail-gating
food and prizes for best-dressed
table. Attire is casual sport; wear a
team jersey, if you wish.
Tickets are $25 a person; $175
for a table of eight and may be pur-
chased online at careshelter.event-


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brite.com. To buy tickets by mail,
download the registration form at
www.careshelter.org and send it
with payment to CARE, 1528 27th
St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570.
Event Coordinator
RF._ Jennifer McCafferty


is also seeking spon-
sors for the raffles,
tailgates and bever-
ages. Call her at 813-
846-1316 for more
information, or email
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ket.com.
C.A.R.E. was founded in 2000
by Dr. Hal Ott and a group of local
citizens concerned about the high
number of healthy animals being
euthanized each year in Hillsbor-
ough County.
Its mission is to reduce the
number of homeless and aban-
doned animals through adoption
and sterilization. A no-kill shel-
ter, C.A.R.E. is funded primarily
by donations, memberships and
small grants.
C.A.R.E. runs a three-acre facil-
ity in Ruskin, staffed by volun-
teers, and can accommodate be-
tween 15-20 dogs and 25-35 cats.


Apollo Beach lighted boat parade is Dec. 7
The public is invited to watch the annual Lighted Boat Parade on the docks of the Tampa Sailing Squadron,
1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event is free and starts at 6:30 p.m.
All boaters, power or sail, in the surrounding communities can participate. The parade route begins at the
south channel and proceeds towards Lands End Marina before winding around Lake Sunrise Basin, back out
and around Bal Harbor and then up Flamingo Canal. The route will return on Flamingo Canal and go around
Dolphin House at the end of Grand Kaymen Drive, then back out Flamingo Canal, across the front of Sym-
phony Isles Beach and into Symphony Isles, down the canal between Chipaway Drive and Allegro Lane and
then back to finish at the south channel.
There will be a required captain's meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Squadron's club house. All
boats will be registered at this meeting and boat numbers for judging will be assigned.
For more information, call Anthony Landi at 203-449-7035.


Actor Clint Shepherd as George, takes direction from Linda Halp-
erin to "Just stay down," while Mary Anne Moseley in the role of
Suzanne and Jolanda Nel as Jacqueline wrestle him to the ground.
During rehearsal for Don't Dress for Dinner, Erik Hann as Bernard
just sits back and watches the action.

'Don't Dress for Dinner' brings


sexy farce to SCC
The Pelican Players Club starts
its season with a new "younger"
look and renewed enthusiasm for
the art of live theater. With a cast
of returning favorites and some
new faces, debut director Linda
Halperin has selected a challeng-
ing script by French playwright
Marc Camoletti, who wrote the
popular farce Boeing Boeing. He
followed up that hit with the same
characters in Don't Dress for Din-
ner, which was translated to Eng-
lish by Robin Hawdon. The play
opened in France and then in Lon-
don, running there for six years,
and opened on Broadway in 2012.
Now less than a year later it will
open in Sun City Center.
This sexy French farce has it all:
affairs, mistresses, plans that unrav-
el, the high cost of deception, extor-
tion, and physical violence. In the
end everyone settles for less, friend-
ships survive and the audience walks
away entertained and happy.
The experienced and talented
cast includes: Erik Hann as Ber-
nard, Jacqueline's husband; Jo-
landa Nel as Jacqueline,Bernard's
wife and Robert's lover; Jack
Parry as Robert, Bernard's friend
and Jacqueline's lover; Mary Anne
Moseley as Suzanne, Bernard's
mistress; Brenda Harris as Suzette,
the cook; and Clint Shepherd as
George, Suzette's husband.
The show runs Friday, Dec. 6 at
7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:30


and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and on
sale at the Borini Theater Box Of-
fice (only) in the Kings Point Main
Clubhouse, at 1900 Clubhouse Dr.,
Sun City Center. The show is open
to the community, so get your
tickets early for best seats and to
reserve a table for you and your
friends. Bring your favorite adult
beverage or soda (ice provided),
and a full picnic basket to make
it a memorable event. Doors open
half an hour prior to curtain time
and "Manny" will be at the piano
in the lobby for early arrivals.
Live theatre is flourishing in Sun
City Center, so catch the excite-
ment by being in the audience.
Ruskin AVID
programs sponsor
clothing drives
The AVID (Advancement Via In-
dividual Determination) programs
at Shields Middle School and Len-
nard High School are collecting
new and gently used jackets and
shoes for youngsters in the area.
Donation boxes are in the AVID
classrooms and front offices at both
schools. Shields Middle School is
located at 15732 Beth Shields Way
in Ruskin; Lennard High School is
located at 2342 Shell Point Rd E.
in Ruskin. Donations will be ac-
cepted through Friday, Dec. 13th.
All donations will support local
families.


Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary School
Students of the Month for November at Apollo Beach Elementary School are: Leila Afridi, C.J. Batta-
glia, Lila Boyd, Timothy Brigman, Jonah Buddemeier, Anthony Buscemi, Kayla Chavez, Logan Covey,
Ashley Elmquist, Jeremy Galen, Allison Garcia, Avery Johnson, Steven Jones, Bailee Juszczyk, Morgan
Kersey, Naia Kilcoyne, Caden Kochera, Kipp Kochera, Jayson Kroon, Michael Locke, Will Loosbrock,
Zachary Lopez, Katherine Matson, Jace McAlpin, Myles McColl, Natalie Meyre, Savannah Miller, Emma
Montez, Leikyn Needham, Connor Newell, Faith Palmer, McKinney Parsons, Emily Pietrowicz, Conor
Pieper, Cash Polinsky, Christopher Roberson, Yireth Torres, Colin Tyler, Hunter Warbritton and Patrol:
Mariah Rodriguez.


Gibsonton Elementary School's Terrific Kids
These students at Gibsonton Elementary School are recognized for showing their peers how to be
respectful: Treven Green, Abi Cruz, Maritza Aguilar, Samiah Montiel, Jackeline Watters, Fernando Mar-
tinez-Gonzalez, Amanda,Mota, Chase Snyder, Adon Keizer, Griffin Broome, Nathanael Montiel, Evelyn
Cruz, Marlene Gutierrez, Mario Cano-Hernandez, Jacob Baldridge, Skylar Chattin, Daniela Sifuentes,
Alyssa Sprouce, Kody Nguyen, Elias Aguilar, Michael Williams, Jacqueline Gonzales-Sapon, Stephanie
Vargas, Nikki Nguyen, Marti Pineda, Crishtian Vega, Brock Atkins, Samantha Macia-Cochran, Alberto
Chanelo, Nyah Hickory, Kady Karppinen, Asher Simmons and James Scott.


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Lighted boat parade on Ruskin's Little Manatee River
The Riverside Boat Club at Riverside Club Golf and Boating Resort in Ruskin will hold its annual Christmas
lighted boat parade on Wednesday evening, Dec. 11.
The parade will gather at 6 p.m. at the marina in Hayes Bayou on the Little Manatee River, proceed downriver
to the Route 41 bridge, and return. It will conclude with potluck refreshments at the Riverside Club marina.
Best viewing will be along the river between 6 and 7 p.m.
The club welcomes non-residents who interested in decorating their boats and joining this year's parade.
Decorated boats can arrive at the Riverside Club marina prior to 6 p.m.
Rain date is Thursday, Dec. 12.
For more information, call Bill Troeber at 813-938-1299.


East Bay FFA holds holiday plant sale
The East Bay FFA Alumni will
be hosting their annual Holiday
Plant Sale from Wednesday, Dec. 4
until Friday, Dec. 6 at the East Bay
High School Agriculture Shop lo-
cated at 7710 Old Big Bend Rd. in
Gibsonton.
The sale is open to the public
from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The sale will feature holiday fa-
vorites such as poinsettias, deco-
rated Norfolk Pines, Christmas
cactus, gift plants, foliage and
landscape plants.
Money raised from the plant sale will sponsor FFA members to attend
leadership and career development events through the National FFA Or-
ganization (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America) and to
support chapter projects and activities.
The Agriculture Shop is located in between East Bay High School
and Eisenhower Middle School off of Old Big Bend Road. Customers
are encouraged to drive down the service road located between the two
schools and turn right on the second road. The road will dead end into
the agriculture shop.
The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organiza-
tion with nearly 17,000 middle and high school student members as part
of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate
in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year.

A treasured holiday gift: Adopt-A-Manatee


Make a big impact on the people
you shop for this holiday season with
thoughtful gift adoptions from Save
the Manatee Club.
These are real, living Florida
manatees with known histories that
can be adopted online at savethema-
natee.org, or by calling the Club toll
free and talking to a representative at
1-800-432-5646.
Funds from the Club's adoption
programs go toward vital manatee
conservation and aquatic ecosystem
protection programs.
Manatees available for adoption
canbe viewed onthe Club's website at
www.savethemanatee.org/adoptees.
An annual manatee adoption costs
$25, is tax-deductible, and includes
an adoption certificate with a full-
color photo, a biography, a member-
ship handbook, and subscriptions to
the Club's newsletters which feature
updated reports on the manatees in
the adoption program and informa-
tion on important issues affecting
manatees around the world. Ship-
ping is free for U.S. adoption orders.
Gift adoptions are sent with a per-
sonalized holiday message.
And, each new member who joins
the Adopt-A-Manatee program
at $35 will also receive the Club's


popular 2014 manatee wall calen-
dar. "Manatees delight people of
all ages," said Patrick Rose, aquatic
biologist and Executive Director of
Save the Manatee Club. "Big and
adorable, manatees charm Floridians
and all those who vacation in Florida
and have an opportunity to see them.
Sadly, it has been a catastrophic year
for the endangered manatee popula-
tion due to a prolonged and deadly
red tide event in southwest Florida
and an ongoing mortality event in
the Indian River Lagoon on the At-
lantic Coast."
Rose said there were 772 mana-
tee deaths from all causes through
Nov. 8, which has broken all previ-
ous yearly mortality records since
record-keeping began.
Save the Manatee Club, an inter-
national nonprofit conservation and
manatee welfare organization, was
created by singer/songwriter Jimmy
Buffett in 1981. Its mission is to pro-
tect endangered manatees and their
aquatic habitat.
Manatee gift adoptions are avail-
able by contacting Save the Mana-
tee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave.,
Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling
1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or by visit-
ing www.savethemanatee.org.


News from the
Apollo Beach
Woman's Club
The Apollo Beach Woman's
Club, membership open to all
women in Apollo Beach and sur-
rounding communities, will hold
its December luncheon meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Little Har-
bor in Ruskin
Luncheon reservations ($16)
must be made by Friday, Dec. 6 by
calling Deanna Anest at 813-813
938-3641 or mailing hookr06@0
hotmail.com.
The Sounds of Time, a choral
group from East Bay High School
under the direction of Brian Ne-
Smith, will boost the ABWC en-
thusiasm during this season of
giving and sharing, with a variety
of holiday numbers. This is one of
the highlights of the ABWC year.
The Garden Club is taking orders
for poinsettias, red, pink or white.
To place an order, contact Sylvia
Gordon at 813-641-8793 or Roz
Hensor at 813-746-1072. Poinset-
tias will delivered at the Dec. 11
luncheon.
The proceeds from the recent
Witches Wingding Fundraiser at
the Ruskin Elks Club were $900.
Thanks go to Seel Lundy, her com-
mittee and the community support.
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 assistance in meeting tuition
costs at both two and four year col-
leges and universities in Florida.
Join the ABWC Friday, Jan. 31
from 6:30 -9 p.m. at Apollo's Bis-
tro for a Wine Tasting Event. For
information and tickets, contact
Louise Smith at 813-641-8202,
Jo Ma at 813-641-8349, or Kate
Winch at 813-645-1676.
For membership information
contact: Judy Peck at 813-746-
1072.

Apollo Beach TOPS
at new location
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensi-
bly) in Apollo Beach has moved to
Faith Work First Baptist Church,
202 Flamingo Dr. Meetings are
every Tuesday at 8:15 a.m.
For more information, call Pat
Conroy at 813-641-3985.


NOVEMBER 28, 2013






Baby Time Monday, Dec. 2 at 1:35 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:05 a.m.
For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers Early literacy
begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes
and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy
skills and encourages language development.
Super Science Monday: Mad Science Monday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.
For children ages 5-10. Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon
and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! This special sci-
ence workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments about DRY
ICE! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. This a
school early release Monday.
Puppet Show: The Shoemaker and the Elves Tuesday, Dec. 3 at
10:05 a.m.
Rediscover the wonder of the holidays with a play about the spirit of
gratitude and giving. The kindly shoemaker and his wife are rescued
from poverty by helpful elves. This popular fairytale takes on new en-
chantment when told through this multimedia production. Presented by
Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment.
Family Artists Cartoon Notecards Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.
Come join cartoonist Leah Lopez for this fun family art class (ages
5 and up with an adult). Leah will be teaching "step by step" cartoon-
ing and students will be creating holiday notecards from their drawings.
Limit 40. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Li-
brary Information Desk or calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this pro-
gram provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater
Sun City Center.
Adult/Teen Cartoon Notecards Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Join cartoonist Leah Lopez for this fun art class. Leah will lead you
through "step by step" instructions for drawing cartoons. After the car-
toons are completed you will assemble them into notecards. Create cards
for the holidays or a special occasion. All materials provided. Limit 35.
Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Informa-
tion Desk or calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided
by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.
eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:30
a.m.
For adults and teens. Learn how to check out and download free library
eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7
devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to
wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tab-
let. Limit 20.
Fan-Da-Gumbo Sing-Along Concert Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:30
a.m.
Clap, tap and snap with Julie Austin as she sings, and plays guitar, uku-
lele, autoharp and the jawharp. Sing, move and use sign language while
participating in this entertaining musical concert.


Front row, from left: Fernando Rivera, Ivelisse Rivera, Jan Wells,
Bev Hiller, Debbie Rydberg, Luisa Velasquez and Carol DeNovi. 2nd
row: Tim Rydberg, Art Tubbs, Kim Andreadis, Jim Hiller, Vivian Qui-
nones, Sandy Cramer and Tony DeNovi.
Bay Area Arbor returns


Three Florida fraternal organi-
zations the Bay Area Arbor,
Gulf Coast Arbor and the Heart
of Florida Arbor recently re-
turned from the Gleaner Life In-
surance Society's 56th Biennial
Convention in French Lick, Ind.
Arbors are how Gleaner mem-
bers connect with each other to
make a difference in their com-
munities. The Society is guided by
the benevolent spirit of its mem-
bers, who work together through
service projects to do good things
for others and make their commu-
nities better places to live.
The Arbors of the Gleaner Life
Insurance Society sponsors many
community programs throughout
the year. As an example, the Bay
Area Arbor recently supported
the community park in Ruskin by
sponsoring the Halloween "Trunk


and Treat" program. Members
loaded up their car trunks with
candy and other goodies and dis-
tributed them to neighborhood
children before watching a spe-
cial Halloween movie.
In addition, the Arbor is re-
nowned for helping A Kids Place
in Brandon during the Christmas
holidays by purchasing gifts for
all the children who are in the
state's foster care system.
Funding for most projects is
provided by Gleaner Life Insur-
ance Society and each Arbor has
the opportunity to support proj-
ects they believe in which, in
turn, works to improve the com-
munity.
For information on becoming a
member, contact Debbie Rydberg
at 863-701-7402 ext. 3 or debryd-
berg@gmail.com.






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Jim Johnson of Mosaic and Hillsborough County Commissioner
Sandra Murman, long a champion of bringing the arts and
opportunities to South County, were both in attendance at the
Firehouse Cultural Center dinner.


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area. The event was opened by
center executive director Georgia
Vahue and included formal dinner
service, entertainment and the
presentation of awards. Artist
Dolores Coe was recognized for
her dedication and support forthe
center. Area businesses such as
Mosaic, BMO Harris Bank, TECO,
Little Harbor, The Home Depot,
3 Boys Farm, Ruskin Redneck
Trading Company, Sherwin
Williams, Wal-Mart and Keller
Williams Realty provided support
for the dinner. The theme for the
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included a silent auction. Coming
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Cultural Center is an evening
of comedy with Girls Night
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Teacher lives on
0 Continued from page 1


KEVIN BRADY PHOTOS
Friends, colleagues and former students line up to sign a visitors
book at Love and Laughter... a musical celebration of Daron Hawk-
ins' life Nov. 24 at Riverview High School. The former drama teacher
died in September.
Heilmann said. "He would not allow When we graduated from his program
his students to be in productions if we felt like we could accomplish
their grades weren't good. Just like anything we wanted."
a coach benching his star player, he Today, Kleinschmidt runs his
would do it." own business, Anytime Fitness. The
Singers, dancers, actors, colleagues newest gym opened recently across
and former students, some of whom the street from Riverview High.
flew in from as far away as New York A graduate of East Bay High
for Love and Laughter, paid tribute to School, Hawkins lived in Riverview
Hawkins during the show. teaching in local schools since 1998.
BrianKleinschmidt,31,asuccessful He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree
businessman and a member of from the University of South Florida
Hawkins' first drama arts graduating in 1997 and his Master in Arts degree
class at Riverview, credits the teacher from New York University in 2006.
with giving him the confidence to Watching him put on magic shows
pursue his dreams, when he was 5 years old, Barry
"I always wanted to play football so Hawkins knew his son had an interest
I took Daron's drama class to get that in drama but Daron was also a leader,
requirementout of if iv butl ended organizing blood drives at East Bay,
up falling in love with the stage," said where he became student body
Kleinschmidt, who worked in TV president.
news and also appeared on the TV He went on to be a charter staff
show The Amazing Race. member of Riverview High and
"He taught me how to sing, how to founded Riverview Little Theatre,
dance, but the biggest thing he taught a community service project of the
me, and the biggest thing he taught Riverview High School Theatre
his students was self-confidence. Department. He also served on the


Florida State Thespian Board of
Directors.
Hawkins produced and directed
more than 85 shows over the years,
three to five each year with either
the school's theater department
or Riverview Little Theatre. His
directorial credits include C(,, ,9,
Cabaret, Evita, Metamorphosis, The
Sound of Music, Gypsy and Into the
Woods.
Barry Hawkins knew from an early
age his son would "do something
with his life,"
That something turned out to be
changing the lives of others like
MelindaWatson's son, Dylan, a young
actor now living in Hollywood.
"When my son came to Riverview
in his sophomore year it was Mr.
Hawkins who changed his whole
attitude about attending high school.
The kids all loved him. He was very
personable and real with them; he
treated them as equals," Watson said.
"He taught them to expect more
from themselves because that's what


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he expected from them. He was a
father figure to my son. He inspired
him to move to Hollywood and
pursue his dream of being an actor."
Before meeting Hawkins, Dylan
was not overly enamoured with school
"but after meeting Mr. Hawkins he
wanted to be in school every day. It
helped him all around academically
Daron touched everyone. I was
heartbroken when I heard he had
passed."
Hawkins' influence extended far
beyond the classroom, said Deanna
Johnson whose daughters Chelsea
(a New York actress who flew in to
perform at the show) and Carly both
took classes with the teacher.
'No matter what each student went
into, he always supported them. He
always wanted them to believe in
their dreams and themselves. He
stayed tough on them with grades and
encouraged them to do tiNl.Mlimi
He just brought out the best in so
many kids," Johnson said.


Two tables of newsprint, each stretching more than 100 feet, were
filled with messages of thanks for the late Riverview High teacher
Daron Hawkins.


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43.4 million Americans to travel for
Thanksgiving, slight decline from last year
AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more
from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5
percent from the 44 million people who traveled last year.
This decrease falls just shy of last Thanksgiving's four-year peak since
the recession-driven declines in 2008-2009 when Thanksgiving travel
fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as
Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Monday, Dec. 2.
Highlights from this year's 2013 AAA Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Forecast include:
00Thanksgiving travelers to total 43.4 million, a decrease of 1.5 per-
cent from the 44 million who traveled last year
1090 percent of travelers or 38.9 million to travel by automobile, a
decline of 1.6 percent
10Median spending expected to drop nearly 7 percent to $465, com-
pared to $498 last year.
11The Thanksgiving holiday is a less expensive holiday for travelers
compared to other holidays. This year Labor Day spending was expected
to be $804, Independence Day $749 and Memorial Day $659.
11Holiday air travel to decline 3.7 percent to 3.14 million travelers
from 3.26 million in 2012
10Average distance traveled to increase to 601 miles from 588 miles.
11The Wednesday before Thanksgiving will be the busiest single day
of travel with 37 percent of travelers departing for trips Nov. 27. The ma-
jority plan to return home on Sunday, Dec. 1 (33 percent) with another
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giving get-together, customers
whose normal Solid Waste collec-
tion day is Thursday should plan
ahead for an interruption in service
on Nov. 28.
There will be no residential gar-
bage, yard waste or recycling col-
lection service on Thanksgiving
Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Regular
service will resume for these cus-
tomers on their next scheduled
collection day.
Since all trash and recycling
items must be placed in the new
roll carts in order to be collected,
now may be the time to consider
increasing the use of the blue re-
cycling carts distributed to most
Hillsborough County customers.
Many traditional "trash" items
generated during the holiday can
easily be recycled, including:
clean paperboard boxes (for
example, cereal and food boxes)
mail, magazines, newspapers
and advertising
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brown paper bags
aluminum cans and foil
steel and tin cans
glass bottles and jars
all plastic bottles, jugs and con-
tainers (No. 1-7)
all plastic film (for example,
grocery bags tie them up in a
bundle)


liquid food containers and ga-
ble top cartons (for example, milk
and juice boxes)
Hillsborough County residents
can check their collection days
and find details about recycling
at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/
TalkTrash or by calling the Solid
Waste Customer Service Center at
813-272-5680.


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Our traditions of thanks


There are as many ways to cel-
ebrate Thanksgiving -.
as there are leaves on a
tree. The most common
is the family gathering
at one home with a feastL
of turkey, stuffing, green
bean casserole, potatoes
and pumpkin pie. It's a By Dana
good thing the day is on Executive
a Thursday, because it SCCCha
takes the five days of the of Comm
week preceding it just to
shop, decorate, prepare and set the
tables.
The variation on this theme is
house-hopping from relative to
relative, grazing on appetizers
and hopefully catching a football
game on TV.
Because the feast can be so cum-
bersome, many families go out to
eat. More and more restaurants are
tapping into this growing trend
and serving Thanksgiving buffets
sure to raise your cholesterol by
a good thirty points. It's the tradi-
tional food but without the muss
and fuss.
My family always practiced the
traditional style as I grew up, spend-
ing the day at my grandmother's
house. I remember the year I was
first allowed to sit at the grownup
table it was a rite of passage
never to be forgotten. In truth, it
was due to the fact my older sister
had another baby and the kiddie
table was full. But I was thrilled
nonetheless, and made sure I prac-
ticed my Sunday manners and kept
my elbows off of the table.
As the years progressed the fam-
ily dynamics changed and for a
number of holidays, my mother
hosted a Thanksgiving potluck for
anyone who had no place else to
go. Sometimes there would be as


many as 25 people there, all bring-
ing side dishes, des-
serts, appetizers and
lots of beer and wine
for the Turkey Wake
that ensued into the
wee hours.
But the dynamics
Dittmar, changed again, and
e Director soon I was here in
amber Florida with no family
lerce
erc ~ of my own. When my
mother succumbed to
the deep haze of Alzheimer's, I re-
alized for the first time that I was
truly on my own, sharing my life
with Husband and the cats. It was
time for another tradition.
Not feeling in the mood for the
traditional turkey that year, we
headed to the Keys and counted
our blessings over conch fritters
and crab legs, with slaw and hush-
puppies. And we've been making
the annual pilgrimage (pun intend-
ed) for several years now.
We haven't lost the true mean-
ing of the day. We are thankful for
all of the blessings that have come
our way this past year: my contin-
ued work here at the Chamber, our
new condo, our good health, and
all of the new friendships we have
strengthened and times we have
shared. We enjoy thinking about
those blessings in the warm gulf
breezes of the islands, without the
shopping, the slicing and dicing,
and the kitchen clean up. Now we
share the day with new friends in
the Middle Keys, watching a bril-
liant sunset at the base of the Sev-
en Mile Bridge.
However you and yours celebrate
this holiday season, enjoy the com-
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How to Create a Living Will


Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommenem
resources that can he
create a living will?

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Americans currently
But preparing one no
say in how you want
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tion it can spare your
some very stressful m
decisions at an emo
Here's what you shi
along with some resou
you create one.
Advance Directives
To adequately spe
wishes regarding you
medical treatment yco
legal documents: A'I
which tells your doctor
of care you want to
you become incapaci
"health care power
(or health care pro
names a person you
make medical decision
behalf if you become
These two docu
known as an advancec
and will only be utiliz
too ill to make medic
yourself. You can als
update it whenever yo
You may also want


including a do-not-resuscitate
d some good (DNR) as part of your advance di-
Ip seniors rective, since advanced directives
do little to protect you from un-
Getting Old wanted emergency care like CPR.
Doctors and hospitals in all states
creatingg a accept DNR orders.
ing will is One other tool you should know
c of those about that will compliment your
ngs most advance directive is the Physi-
ople plan to cian Orders for Life-Sustaining
Sbut rarely Treatment (POLST). Currently
t around to endorsed in 16 states with dozens
ally do- more in some phase of develop-
. Less than meant, a POLST translates your
Percent of end-of-life wishes into medical
percent of orders to be honored by your doc-
have one.
w gives you tors. To learn more or set one up,
to be treated see polst.org.
, not to men- Do-It-Yourself
r loved ones There are several free or low-
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tional time. help you write your advance di-
hould know rective, and it takes only a few
urces to help minutes from start to finish.
One that's completely free to use
is Caring Connections, a resource
11 out your created by the National Hospice
rend-of-life and Palliative Care Organiza-
)u need two tion. They provide state-specific
'living will" advance directive forms with in-
or what kind structions on their website (car-
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tated, and a load and print for free. Or you can
of attorney" call 800-658-8898 and they will
ixy), which mail them to you and answer any
authorize to questions you may have.
ons on your You may also be able to get free
unable to. advance directive forms from
Laments are your doctor's office, hospital or
e directive," local health department.
ed if you are Or, for only $5, an even better
-al decisions tool is the Five Wishes living will.
o change or Created by Aging with Dignity,
)u please, a nonprofit advocacy organiza-
Sto consider tion, Five Wishes is a simple do-


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all facets of an advance directive
that will help you create a more
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Legally valid in 42 states, to learn
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one who specializes in estate plan-
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the National Association of Estate
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websites are good resources that
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Capturing the Florida of our dreams


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could earn a better living as a
photographer than as an architect.
Like his unique images that are
today burned from a photographic
enlarger the size of a mid-sized
car, Butcher was not one to think
small. In the early 1970s, as a
photographer he built a business
selling his work as home decor to
large department store chains. The
business grew, as did the stress of
running it. He sold the business
and built a sailboat, eventually
moving it and his young family
from California to Florida.
Clyde and Niki lost their 17-year-
old son to a drunk driver in 1986
and Clyde retreated into the wild
places for solace. It was there he
found a way to restore his soul. It
was there that he truly found a way
to share what he saw and his pas-
sion with others through his pho-
tographs.
"Photographing landscape has
been my love for 45 years," Butch-
er recently posted to his Facebook
page. "I have been fortunate to see
so much beauty in my life. I'd like
future photographers to have that
joy too. In order for that to hap-


pen, we need to pay attention to
the health of our environment. The
beauty and peace it provides us
can not be measured in dollars."
His list of awards and acco-
lades runs long, illustrating his
deep commitment to the environ-
ment and a sincere appreciation
for the beauty he captures. All of
that comes through in his images,
of course. He has completed six
Public Broadcasting programs on
Florida's environment; three of
them award-winning documenta-
ries. He has won awards from the
State of Florida to the Sierra Club
and most everything in between,
including recognition from state
and national leaders. He was asked
by the United Nations to photo-
graph mountains in Cuba. He has
traveled America and has recorded
priceless moments of places threat-
ened yet affixed in the American
psyche. We are a nation of people
defined by our nation's resources
and beauty. And that beauty exists
in a Florida swamp, a field in Iowa
or in the mountains of the west.
It is everywhere, it is us and it is
ours. Hopefully forever.


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"I use my photographs as tools
for conservation," Butcher said.
Jackie smiled, answered endless
questions and snapped photos.
People lined up with books, cal-
endars, even postcards, waiting
for a signature and the chance to
spend a few moments chatting
with an admirable man. People
posed, chatted and shook his hand.
Some may have asked about the
Swamp Walks offered by his stu-
dio located in the Everglades. Al-
though Butcher doesn't usually
lead the walks anymore, he knows
the swamp like few others. And
that intimate knowledge, whether
or not he is along, is shared among
those who venture off into the wil-
derness, experiencing nature while
immersed in it. Safely, of course,
but immersed nonetheless.
"You'll get wet," he would likely
tell them.
It's not easy restoring a soul
through the windshield of a car
passing by on a highway. To do it,
to really do it, you have to wade
into the waters, sometimes chest
deep, perhaps a baptismal for the
soul. The value of what you return
with cannot be measured. And
sometimes, with talent and pas-
sion, mere moments can be cap-
tured forever. For Clyde Butcher it
is not a digital, virtual process, it is
letting it into your heart and then
pouring it back out with chemicals
and artistry emerging into some-
thing incomparable, something
wonderful: a beautiful, fleeting
moment captured forever.


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His stunning, incomparable prints of Florida's beauty, up to five by eight feet
in size, are made using an unusual photographic enlarger in his expansive
darkroom located in his Venice studio.
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Clyde Butcher, Florida's most famous photographer and environmentalist,
visits with fans during an open house at his studio in Venice on Saturday.
Clyde Butcher's Venice gallery is open Tuesday ;lih,. iih Friday from
10 a.m. to 4p.m. It is locatedat237 WarfieldAvenue, an easy drive from
anywhere in South Hillsborough.
His Big Cypress Gallery is located in Ochopee on U.S. Highway 41
near mile marker 54.5 in the Everglades.
Butcher will be in his Big Cypress Gallery on Nov. 29 and 30 to meet and
greet visitors and to exhibit new photographs. He will also personalize
any holiday purchases. His 5x8 foot images can run into the thousands
of dollars (and with good reason) but he also offers a unique treasure
of books and smaller prints, created with no less passion or attention to
detail. In addition, staff members will also be ,lflerin/, swamp walks on
both days at 11 a.m. and 2p.m.
For information, call 239-695-2428./ i ,. /./,. ,'. 941-486-0811 (Ven-
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MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO
On November 22, 2013 I spent my birthday in a special place and
raised a toast to the memory of a United States President that I would
never know but would be with me for life.


And so, my fellow Americans:
ask not what your country can do
for you ask what you can do for
your country.
Sometimes it seems that John F.
Kennedy was the last U.S. Presi-
dent to suggest that we are more
than our own individual, selfish
needs our strength as a na-
tion depends upon us, the Ameri-
can people, and not corporations
or simply going out to shop for
Christmas gifts. It is not a simple
matter of our needs but the needs
of something greater made up of
all of us. Yet it seems thinking of
what we can do for our country
is no longer in vogue. But those
words still carry weight today and
more than ever, they should.
On November 22, 2013 I left the


newspaper office in the morning,
shut off my cell phone and began
driving. I ended up close by at a
place that is special to me and
spent the afternoon thinking about
life and a blessed nation; and of a
time when the future of a young
president and this young nation
still seemed boundless.
Before long, the sun was begin-
ning to set. Fifty years ago, the na-
tion was just beginning to grapple
with the knowledge that the presi-
dent was dead. Fifty years later, it
was a beautiful evening in Florida.
I raised a glass of wine to life,
to the now infinite promise of a
young president, to our nation and
to the flutter of a butterfly's wings.
May their wisps of change bring
us fortune rather than tears.


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The Cookson Hills Toy Run, an Participants are invited to bring gifts
annual event to collect gifts for the and enjoy a barbecue at the event
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Veteran's Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. ment.
Highway 301. The wish list for this year's event
Celebrating its 20th year, the holi- includes: funds to purchase medical
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All donations are used for the toy
run event and no organizer at the all-
volunteer event is paid.
Donations can be made to the
group's PayPal account or mailed to:
Cookson Hills Toy Run, PO Box 113,
Seffner, FL 33583-0113.
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Commentary: The television

commercial that changed my life
BY PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
I don't watch much
television maybe
three or four times a
week, max. There are
just too many other
things to do instead of
sitting in front of the
tube, like going for a
long walk, watching
a sunset, listening
to music around the
fire pit, or working
on my blogs and
books. Oh and of
course, discovering
and interviewing for
stories to write for
this newspaper!
When I do watch "
TV, I have a habit of
hitting "mute" when
the commercials
come on. Why look ---
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want to lose weight
or keep your blood STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGE
sugar down, or listen "I'm only in my sixties," she
to jingles crafted to make you buy said, smiling. "And I have so
something you'll never need or many things to look forward to
use? I have to be sure I have a health
The worst, though, are insurance policy that'll keep me
those deliberately frightening up and running."
commercials directed at those of us I don't remember what the
"over 65-ers!" When will we need background looked like but it
long-term nursing care? Perhaps wasn't any great-grandmotherly-
we've fallen and we can't get up. looking woman knitting or baking
Or maybe we'd like to stay in pies or sitting in a rocking chair
our homes but our fixed incomes on somebody's porch. I wasn't
won't ever allow for that. Either concentrating on the images. I was
we're going to outlive our money repeating that one word that had
or we're going to get too sick to made all the difference.
make any more. Only!
Never forget for a minute that I don't believe I'd ever heard the
we can't possibly have enough word "only" used to describe us
health and life insurance. The bills "over 65- ers" before. It's usually,
are just staggering. If we don't get "oh, now that we're getting
this supplemental health insurance older," or "we need to realize our
policy now and I mean right limitations," and sure, we need to
now in the next 48 seconds we do that and make adjustments of
haven't a chance of getting the all kinds as the years go by.
care we, or our loved ones, need But "I'm only in my sixties."
when not if we get sick. Only! What a beautiful word.
And have we bought enough life I can remember typing obituaries
insurance to be absolutely certain in a newsroom almost 40 years ago
our families don't have to leave and if the person was 60 or more, I
our poor dead bodies in the deep thought, "Well, they've had a good
freeze while they figure out how long life."
they can pay someone to bury us? Having comefrom families where
It's no wonder I have friends both my parents, grandparents and
who don't even acknowledge husband died in their mid-50s,
their birthdays anymore because I'd always thought of 65 as pretty
"they're getting too old." Some of old.
them talk like living has lost all its Yet hitting that magic number


zest.
I'm not making light of the fact
that certain uncomfortable changes
come with age. But I take my cue
from a friend who is much younger
than me, who has had several
serious bouts with cancer. When
her condition changes, she says
she adapts to a "new normal."
I'm for that. I've had a lot of
new normals, some even including
hospital stays. So what if I can't
walk as fast as I did five years ago,
or have to take pills and watch
what I eat? Those things are just
"new normals."
We live with them and make
it through.
Until the other day, I had never
seen a commercial for a Medicare
supplement that made me feel
good about myself.
I couldn't believe it. Usually, the
only upbeat commercials directed
at us older folks are for travel,
and they give the impression that
now that we have no expectations
of a great daily life, we have time
to travel if, of course, we can
afford the price.
This commercial was entirely
different.
First, a nice-looking, well dressed
"mature" woman appeared on the
screen.


didn't bother me like I thought it
would. In fact, I remember being
grateful because I was finally
allowed to have medical insurance
again. Because of pre-existing
conditions when I left my regular
employer to freelance, I hadn't
had any insurance in almost five
years.
Since then, I've had some more
birthdays.
And hey I'm still here.
I'm careful. I eat well. I exercise
even when it hurts. I take meds -
okay, I take lotsa meds.
But I'm only in my sixties.
And then I'll only be in my
seventies. Or whatever may be the
case.
Those four little letters 0-N-L-Y
can change your whole outlook on
the "over-65-er" side of life. I'm
going to continue to use them now,
and I plan to use them later. They
may only make a word I heard one
night in a television commercial,
but somehow, I realized that word
is very important to me.
Only isn't always a word that
means "less than," as in "only
enough dinner for two people," or
"only enough money to get one of
the four of us into the theater."
It's "I'm only in my sixties and
fully alive."


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Area News


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PHOTO
The explosion at the Riverview phosphate plant took one worker to
the hospital.
By KEVIN BRADY
kevin@observernews.net
Cause of Riverview phosphate plant explosion still
under investigation
A man who was hospitalized when an acid tank exploded at a
phosphate plant just off U.S. Highway 41 Nov. 23 has been released
from the hospital.
The explosion occurred during routine maintenance of the empty tank
at the Mosaic Company's Riverview plant, according to Hillsborough
County Fire Rescue.
"We have yet to determine the exact cause of the incident but there
appears to have been a buildup of pressure in the No. 7 sulfuric acid tank
and for whatever reason, it blew a section of the tank off," said Dave
Townsend, a Mosaic spokesman.
"There was welding going on at the structure at the time," Townsend said.
The plant was closed for scheduled maintenance at the time of the
incident.
The explosion saw a lid on the tank fly 100 feet in the air with one
worker hit in the chest by flying metal and another injured. The second
was treated on the scene.
The cause of the explosion, which was heard by nearby homeowners in
Riverview, is still under investigation.


Brandon man in boxer
shorts, holding rifle,
confronts worker
A Brandon area man who,
clad only in boxer shorts and
brandishing a rifle, confronted a
maintenance worker who parked
outside his mother's home is
behind bars.
Eric Holtgard, 25, of 3822
Buckingham Loop Drive, is
facing two charges of aggravated
assault with deadly weapon and
possession of armor-piercing,
50-caliber ammunition.
It was Holtgard's second arrest
in 24 hours on firearms-related
charges.
The first incident occurred Nov.
20 just after 3 p.m. when Holtgard
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his vehicle in the parking lot of
Rivard Buick-GMC, 9740 East
Adamo Dr. in Brandon. Holtgard
got out of his vehicle and began
yelling at several employees and
patrons who were in the parking


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PHOTO
Detectives confiscated several weapons from Eric Holtgard's car
and apartment after his arrest.


lot of the dealership, according
to a report from the Hillsborough
County Sheriff's Office.
Holtgard then pulled a Glock
.45 caliber from his waistband
and pointed it at a patron and
threatened several times he was
going to kill him, according to the
report. Holtgard spotted deputies
pulling into the parking lot and
fled in his 2006 dark-blue Scion
before deputies could apprehend
him. A short time later, patrol
deputies conducted a traffic stop
on Holtgard at Lumsden Road and
Lithia Pinecrest Road where he
was arrested.
During an inventory search
of Holtgard's vehicle, deputies
located several loaded firearms,
including an assault rifle, two
handguns, ballistic plates, and
ballistic ammunition.
A search of Holtgard's Tampa
Palms apartment led to the
discovery of a tactical shotgun,
Glock pistol and 32 magazines and
ammunition. Holtgard, who has a
valid Concealed Weapons permit,
was then booked into Orient Road
Jail until he bonded out of jail at 2
a.m. Nov. 21.
However, shortly after 11:30
a.m., a lawn maintenance man
called 911 and said Holtgard,
wearing only boxer shorts and
carrying a rifle with a scope, came
out of 3822 Buckingham Loop Dr.
and began screaming at him, telling
him he was not allowed to park on
the curb in front of his house.
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scene.
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Commerce are planning the group's
annual Jingle Bell at the Rack Holiday
Fest Dec. 3 at The Rack-Sushi Bar &
Billiards Lounge, 1025 W. Brandon
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exclusive Bright Light sponsor
exhibitors, to include Chamber and
YP Brandon member businesses, as
well as door prizes.
The evening benefits A Kid's Place,
a nonprofit residential group care
facility that houses abused, neglected
or abandoned children.
Donations are requested and include
but are not limited to: 13-gallon trash
bags, laundry detergent, all-purpose
spray cleaner, liquid hand soap,
deodorant bar soap, and shampoo.
Admission is $5 or complementary
with A Kid's Place donation.






NOVEMBER 28, 2013
.11RUSKIN VFW POST #62117
-/ Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed
1'4, 1.0 the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW
and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and
/ N\ "MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty
4 at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 28 Happy Thanksgiving! Come out and have dinner.
Ladies, please bring a covered dish. 12 noon.
Friday, Nov. 29 No Fish Fry. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30 Steak Dinner 4:30 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. Music
by You 2 Kan 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 6:30 p.m.
Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 2 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec, 3 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m.,
game 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 p.m.

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For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.



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Jenny is a beautiful black and
white kitten with a very sweet per-
sonality who loves to play with
the other kittens at the shelter. She
really loves to chase cat toys for
hours. Jenny would like to come
to live at a forever home of her
own. Go visit this sweet little girl
and give her that home. Jenny has
been spayed and she is current on
her shots. As part of her adoption
Jenny will be microchipped.
DOB: April 25, 2013.


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Shepherd Mix
Puppies
C.A.R.E. has puppies! The
Shepherd mix puppies were aban-
doned at a local mission when they
were just 4-5 weeks old. They have
been flourishing since their ar-
rival at C.A.R.E. Four have black
fur and two have a tan-and-black
brindle pattern. Every day is play
time! They love attention, being
held, playing with toys, playing
with each other, and getting kisses.
Maybe one or more would be a
great fit for your home. As part of
their adoption they will be brought
up to date on their shots, spay/neu-
tered and microchipped. There are
4 females and 2 males.
DOB: September 1, 2013.

Hilisborough
urges shoppers
to support Small
Business Saturday
Hillsborough County's Small
Business Information Center
(SBIC) is urging holiday shoppers
to support independently-owned,
local businesses during Small
Business Saturday, Nov. 30.
Locally owned stores help cre-
ate jobs, boost the economy and
revitalize neighborhoods. At least
75,000 small businesses are op-
erating in Hillsborough County,
making up 92 percent of the busi-
nesses in the community.
The SBIC helps to spur econom-
ic development in Hillsborough
County by providing entrepre-
neurs with the necessary tools and
resources needed to create or ex-
pand their business. The program
also provides business owners with
technical assistance in the form of
workshops and one-on-one confi-
dential business consulting. Some
of the topics include marketing,
licensing, permitting, getting your
business online, business plan-
ning, cash flow, food industry and
day care.
For additional information about
the program, contact the Hillsbor-
ough County Small Business De-
velopment Section at www.Hills-
boroughCounty.org/SBIC or call
813-914-4028.
Half-priced fun at
MOSI after 2 p.m.
From now till Dec. 31, MOSI of-
fers a half-priced ticket for general
admission and a standard IMAX
film every weekday after 2 p.m.
No coupons needed; no spe-
cial codes to remember; no secret
handshakes. Just go in after 2 p.m.
on weekdays and your admission
is 50 percent off.
This offer may not be redeemed
for cash, combined with any other
offers or previous purchases. It ex-
cludes special engagement films,
events, and the Sky Trail Ropes
Course and Zip Line. And it does
not apply to Saturday or Sunday.
Other restrictions may apply.


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Hillsborough County offers free ELAPP calendar
Hillsborough County is offering Mullen Rd. in Riverview Winning r
free 2014 Jan K. PlattEnvironmen- Cockroach Bay Preserve Of- 2014 ELAP!
tal Lands Acquisition and Protec- fice, 3709 Gulf City Rd. in Ruskin by George I
tion Program (ELAPP) calendars at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Carlisle and
various Hillsborough County loca- Fletcher Ave. in Tampa raphers, ama
tions. The calendar was developed Bloomingdale Regional Public als of all ag
through a photo contest that shows Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. and submit
natural beauty at 60 Hillsborough in Valrico than 60 Coui
County ELAPP sites. Brandon Regional Library, 619 The photo
Starting Monday, Dec. 2, free Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon the County'
2014 ELAPP calendars will be Riverview Branch Library, the public h
available at the following loca- 10509 Riverview Dr. nalists by v(
tions in our readership area. Only Ruskin Branch Library, 26 photos.
a limited number of calendars are Dickman Dr. SE For more
available at each location. SouthShore Regional Library, Conservatio
Bell Creek Office, 10940 Mc- 15816 Beth Shields Way 7876


photos featured in the
P calendar were taken
L. Veazey III, William
Beth Smedley. Photog-
iteurs, and profession-
es were invited to visit
photos of any of more
nty ELAPP sites.
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s Facebook page and
helped to select the fi-
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HOURS: Mionday- Tbur4day 11 a.m.-9
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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
is marked at Veterans Memorial Park
The Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park Museum Commit-
tee will hold a ground-breaking ceremony to remember America's entry
into WWII, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Featured speakers will be survivors of Pearl Harbor, POW survivors,
and Gold Star families.
The memorial will honor the 16 million who served in uniform, the
400,000 who died, the Hillsborough County men and women who sac-
rificed their lives and the citizens on the home front who supported the
war efforts.
The location will be Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy
Collins Jr. Museum, 3602 Hwy 301 N in Tampa.

Do your pipelines a favor join the CORE
for the holidays and all year round
If your Thanksgiving and other holiday plans include deep-frying a
turkey or anything else delicious Hillsborough County has just the
place to take cooking oil that has passed its useful life.
The Public Utilities Department's Cooking Oil Recycling Effort
(CORE) offers residents a convenient way to recycle their used cooking
oil. Free cooking oil jugs are available from cabinets located in select
County collection areas.
Used, cooled cooking oil can be stored in the jugs or other sturdy, spill-
proof, non-breakable containers, capped securely, and taken to one of the
brightly-colored CORE collection cabinets located at:
Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department
Northwest Customer Service Cen-
ter
15610 Premiere Drive, Tampa
33624
Northlakes Recreation Center
2640 Lakeview Drive, Tampa
33618
Woodlake Park
9207 Woodlake Blvd., Tampa
33615
Town 'N Country Pump Station
5505 Town 'N Country Blvd.,
Tampa 33615
Hillsborough County Public
Utilities Department
Brandon Support and Operations
Complex
332 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa 33619
Used cooking oils are a serious problem for home plumbing and Hills-
borough County's wastewater collection system. Cooking oil that is
poured down the drain gels and solidifies into thick layers inside drain-
pipes, sewage pipelines and sewage lift stations, constricting water flow.
Running hot water down the sink does not help because the water even-
tually cools down.
The result not only can back up home plumbing, but also can cause lift
station pumps and other equipment to malfunction. Oil clogs and mal-
functions can create sewage spills, overflows onto streets, and foul odors
in homes and neighborhoods. It is messy, smelly and costly to clean up.
It is important to note commercial and industrial customers must con-
tact a licensed commercial grease hauler for cooking oil disposal op-
tions; the CORE is for residential cooking oil disposal only.




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and not included in discount. All offers exclude tax, tag, title, registration and dealer fee. All factory rebates and incentives to dealer, excludes College Grad and Military rebates. Prior sales excluded. In-stock units only. Photos for display only. Offers cannot be combined.
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20 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER


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Margaret Davis returns to UCC
Are you looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Why
not go to the United Community Church for the return of Ventriloquist
Margaret Davis and "friends."
The show will be in the Great Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Tick-
ets are a just $5 plus one item of pet food or kitty litter per person; the
pet supplies will be given to the Mary Petro Fund.
Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. Call Paula
at 813-633-6739 for tickets or more information.


Jon Leonetti
speaks at Prince
of Peace Catholic
Church
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
in Sun City Center will host Jon
Leonetti, an international Catho-
lic speaker, author and radio host
from Monday, Dec. 2 through
Wednesday, Dec. 4 for its annual
Advent Parish Mission, Surge of
the Heart.
Leonetti will speak at 9 a.m.
and 7 p.m. (mirror session) each
day in the parish hall. The talks
are free of charge and open to the
public.
Jon Leonetti has dedicated his
life to engaging Catholics in all
walks of life. His message of faith
as a means to walking in greater
intimacy with God resonates
across all generations.
Prince of Peace invites every-
one to participate in the Surge of
the Heart Mission for a three eve-
ning mission you will never for-
get. For more information, visit
www.popcc.org.


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Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomes new members
Pastor David Allman and the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center recently welcomed new
members. The church is located at the corner of SR 674 and Valley Forge Boulevard. Worship service is
at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Bible study is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. All are welcome.


FRED JOEST PHOTO
Trinity Baptist Church welcomes new members
From left are: Sharon and Richard Humphries, Carol and Don Reynolds, Denise and Joe Sapaka, As-
sociate Pastor Edward Schafer, Paul and Diane Werner, Tina and Drake Folliett, and Betty Zehring. For
information on the church, call 813-634-4228.


Enter into
his gates with
Thanksgiving,and his
courts with praise!
Give thanks to him,
bless his name! 7


Psalm 100:4 (RSV)


F A \ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
fMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel
Synagogue 1115. E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396 www.sccuu.org
Faith cannot be circumscribed by dogma.
( -- Geoffrey Head

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

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center
1210 Del Webb Blvd West 634-2539


Come 4 Bela
Qrow Serve
ThN Inned M hodlsl iChr1h


Bookstore 633-8595
FREE
Nursery Provided


http://www.sccumc.com
ing WORSHIP SERVICES:
e 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 W orship
Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer
Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer


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.
5504 S.R. 674, Wimauma, FL 33598 813-634-4776


C,5 IFqL-
CHURCH
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.
Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Espafiol @ 6 PM

www.aplace4everyone.org

2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337


NOVEMBER 28, 2013


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Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)
.- ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: Nov. -April .................. 8:30a.m. Day Care Available
Mon.- Fri.
Rev. Richard Nussel and All Year............... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m. 6p.m.
Phone:645-1241 Sunday School............ 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198

I f rienlship 1Baptist Church Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ....................... Bible Study
i 1511 El Ranci o Dr. 11a.m .................... Bible Study
Su 1 El Rancho Dr. L 10a.m. & 6 p.m ............Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
l i -- Phone/Fax: Wednesday
813-633-5950 6 p.m. ...Prayer Meeting/Bible Study

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
,o Reverend David Allman, Pastor
v7, Telephone: 813-634-1292 Website: sccredeemer.org
'011 Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m.
Holy Communion First & Third Sunday Bible Class Thursday 10 a.m.



Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
www. u n ityco m m u n ityofjoy.com 8134819060

SFirst Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 AM. i
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30 AM. I
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M. i
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.ML 7
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle A. enue Malcolm S. Clements, Paslor
Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301
Prince of Peace Masses:
of Pe c Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Catholic Church Saturday Vigil.................... 4:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 = _- Daily ................................ 8:00 a.m .
Phone: 634 2328 Fax: 633 6670 Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon. Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

S Sunday School (all ages)........ 9:30 a.m.
NO R I SI Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
SB"APTIST CHURCH Sunday Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. SBC
"Loving God, Lovin g Ot hers, Wednesday (all ages)............. 6:30 p.m.
Serving Beyond Borders" Dr Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor
1301 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645-1121 www.nbcor.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 i
(813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org

& EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
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SERVICES: Sunday O........................N9:30 & 10:30 a.m.: 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday ................7:00 p.m.


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Southside Baptist Church
71"A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church"
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085
"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.j


cw(stian Cbr Worship Service @10:30 am
c_. Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am
E 170733rd Street Southeast
Rus kin, Florida 33570
www.fwirstchrisfiansuncitycenter.com
SFCC SCC Phone: 813-419-4930
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820 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL 33570
645-6439
www.fbcruskin.org A Resourcefor Families
Sunday School................................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............... 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. D y
Evening Service .............................. 6:00 p.m. Dr Barry Rumsey
Wednesday Night Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CK2 ThroIS SCh 12thL
Awana............................................ 7:00 p.m Grade



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SUNDAY SERVICES \ |
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9:00 AM-Contemporarij Priest
Sunday School-Youth Bible Studc \-- CI
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S Pe & 1015 Del Webb BlvdE /63355-53970
10 AMornin Praer Hedline Srvc. 8:00 AM-Rite I -- 11:00 AM-Rite II
10 AM evern] Wednesdayj
Sun Citi Center &5 Choir
FelloCwship hour alterholth services
A CARING CHRISTIAN FAMILY-WIGGLY CHILDREN WELCOME



First Church of Christ, Scientist

204I 2nd St. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-6102
Sunday Service........................................................ 10:00 a.m .
Sunday School......................................................... 10:00 a.m .
W wednesday Service................................................... 4:00 p.m.
Reading Room............................... Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m.
AllAre Welcome



W St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Sunday Services
Traditional Service 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.
S Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness
A Stephen during worship the second Sunday of every month.
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Church Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. Salmon
J Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service.
I @Refreshments served.


1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible


Phone: 813-634-1252
For information visit:
www.standrewatscc.org


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Sunday Mass..................................... 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
M onday thru Friday .....................................................................8:00 a.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Espahol.........Sabado 6:00 p.m.; Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m.
Confession.................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.

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OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER 21


Area Obituaries


Billie Jeannette
DeFord
Billie Jeanette DeFord, 75, of Sun City
Center, Fla. passed away November
20, 2013 after failing health of six
months. Billie was married to Robert N.
DeFord for 53 wonderful years.
Billie was a skilled seamstress
and designer of clothing. She crafted
band, cheerleading uniforms, wedding
apparel and countless other creative
endeavors. She provided nurturing and
loving guidance to her children and
grandchildren. Billie was preceded in
death by her parents Nettie Jeanette
Oliver and Johnny Clyde Oliver, Sr.;
brother Johnny Clyde Oliver, Jr.; sister
Linda Clynelle Weed; and loving niece
Terry Diane Lacman.
Together she and Robert raised
three children, Debra Cheek Blalock
and husband Kevin Willis, Robert
N. DeFord, Jr. and partner Dawn
Hawk, Julie Renee Chawner and
husband James Chawner. She is
survived by grandchildren Nicholas
Lee Blalock, Aaron Lynn Blalock,
April Marie Bergmann, Kenneth
Charles Bergmann, Danielle Renee
Chawner, Lindsey Nicole DeFord
Campion, and Dylan Robert DeFord;
great grandchildren Kenneth Joseph
Bergmann, Bella Rose Bergmann,
Wyatt James Funk, and Michael Alan
Campion, Jr; and sisters Helen Marie
LaMar, and Nella Mae Whittemore.
Gravesideservice were held Saturday,
November 23, 2013 at Fellowship
Cemetery, Lithia, Fla. Arrangements by
Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Helen Janette
Fleischman
Helen Janette Fleischman, 92, born
in Mayo, Florida and longtime resident
of Sun City Center, passed away
November 16, 2013.
She attended Florida Southern
College and then spent two years
modeling in New York City. She
was a straight-forward lady with a
special fondness for orchids, cats,
and country music. She was also a
skilled golfer, winning multiple course
championships in Sun City Center and
Bradenton.
While living on Anna Maria Island,
she was an avid sports fisher as well,
sharing many years of happiness with
husband "Salty" Sol Fleischman. She
was preceded in death by her husband
"Salty" Sol; son Michael H. Sweat;
brothers Bennett, Harold, Harvey,
Hayward and Robert Elsberry.
She is survived by sons Don Corwin,
Jr., Marty (Susan) and Sol (Sandra)
Fleischman, Jr.; seven grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren;
cousins Willard Elsberry and Barbara
Culbreath; and special friend Georgia
Mace amongst many others.


Although she requested that no
services be held, donations may be
made to C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter in
Ruskin, Fla.

John 'Jack' R. Graser
John 'Jack' R. Graser, 79, of Sun
City Center, passed away November
8, 2013 from complications of heart
surgery. Jack had an exciting and full
career as an executive of American
Airlines working in New York, Chicago
and Washington, D.C.
In 1990 he retired to Florida to take
up golf and work at perfecting his tennis
game in tournaments in Florida and
throughout the country.
A memorial mass will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the
National Cremation & Burial Society,
308 E. College Ave. in Ruskin.


George W. Latta
George W. Latta, 96, of Sun City
Center died on Wednesday, November
21 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
He was born on December 4,1916 in
Logan, Iowa, son of Walter and Amelda
Carson Latta.
He married Elaine Marie Hummel on
June 25, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa. She
died in 2004.
Interment will take place in Logan
Cemetery, Logan, Iowa. Memorials
may be made to Cedar Falls Western
Home Foundation or Cedar Valley
Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.
LockeFuneralHome.com.


Mary 'Molly'
Mansfield Campbell
Smeaton
Mary 'Molly' Mansfield Campbell
Smeaton, of Huntersville, North Caro-
lina, died November 23, 2013. She died
peacefully at home surrounded by her
loving family. She was born February
22, 1922 in New Brunswick, New Jer-
sey. She graduated from Columbia Uni-
versity Presbyterian School of Nursing
in 1943. It was there that she met her
late husband Jim, a Columbia Univer-
sity football player in the hospital with
a broken leg.
Her nursing career spanned 45 years
including pioneering the Continuing
Education Department of St. Anthony's
Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
She held numerous offices, including
president of District 13 Florida Nurses
Association and was active in the
Florida chapter of the American Red
Cross. Molly kept an active nursing
license until 80 years of age. She
was a member of the altar guild of St.
Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in St.


Petersburg, Florida of which she was a
member since 1958.
She had a spirit of adventure and
was a world traveler in her later years.
Molly never met a stranger and was a
friend, nurse and confidant of many.
She spent six wonderful years as 'one
of the girls' on Grayston Place, Sun City
Center, FL playing cards, celebrating
birthdays and enjoying life. She was
an active member of the St. John the
Divine Episcopal church family. She
volunteered for many causes and
was a hospice volunteer until moving
to Huntersville, North Carolina in
November 2012.
She is survived by her sister Flora
Jespersen of Harrisburg, Pa.; children
Jim (Linda) Smeaton of Riverview,
Fla., Meg Smeaton of Huntersville,
N.C., Suzanne Smeaton Gillespie
(Ken) of New York City, N.Y. and Phyllis
Smeaton, RN, of Huntersville, N.C.; four
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to Columbia University
Presbyterian Hospital School of
Nursing Alumni Association via www.
cuphsonaa.org or Hospice of Lake
Norman, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203,
Davidson, NC 28036 or via www.
donatehospice.org.
A memorial service was held
November 25 in Huntersville at the
James Funeral Home.
Molly's remains will be interred in the
family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery, New
Brunswick, N.J. on February 22, 2014.
The family would like to express their
gratitude to the staff of Hospice for their
compassionate care.


Stewart Clinton Smith
Stewart Clinton Smith, 72, formerly
of Ruskin, died November 12, 2013 at
home in Piedmont, Ala.
He leaves behind son Marshall K.
Smith; daughters Laurie A. Smith
and Iris L. Smith, both of Piedmont,
Ala.; three grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; sisters Sharon L. Toole
of Ruskin and Judy Buzzell of Port
Orange, Fla.; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
No services were held.


Ann Elizabeth Wright
Ann Elizabeth Wright, 88, of Sun
City Center, Florida passed away
peacefully on Wednesday, November
13, 2013 at Southern Comfort Assisted
Living after a long battle with cancer.
Ann is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law Carol and Tony Holbrook.
She will be missed.
Ann was born in the Bronx, New York
City to Anna Elizabeth and Mercer
Wright on February 27, 1925 but lived
most of her life in Maryland. She
enjoyed swimming, boating, bridge,
knitting and crocheting. Ann worked
for many years for the telephone
company and then as a Realtor.
She moved to Sun City Center,
Florida with her daughter and son-
in-law in 2000 where she enjoyed
walking, pickleball and line-dancing.
Many thanks to the staff of Southern
Comfort Assisted Living in Ruskin,
Florida and LifePath Hospice, Sun
City Center, Florida for all of your care,
love and support. Also, many thanks
to Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Special

Thanksgiving

mass set for Prince

of Peace
At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov.
28, Prince of Peace Catholic
Church will celebrate a special
Thanksgiving Day mass.
During the mass, a special col-
lection will be taken up to support
the outreach ministries of the So-
ciety of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Prince of Peace is located at 702
Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City
Center. For more information
about the parish community, visit
www.popcc.org.






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'Amahl and the Night Visitors' to be presented
by Florida BoyChoir and USF Opera


The Florida BoyChoir joins to-
gether with USF Opera to present
a special Christmas performance
for the entire family.
The program opens with a con-
cert of Christmas choral music by
the ChoirBoys of the Sarasota, St.
Petersburg and Tampa BoyChoirs,
along with alumni and men's voices.
Part two of the performance is
a fully staged production of Gian
Carlo Menotti's classic Christmas
opera, Amahl and the ,iht Visi-
tors. The program will be accom-
panied by orchestra. Brian Collar,
ChoirMaster, Conducting.
Admission is $18.60 and $26.50;
$10 for USF and SPC students.
The first public performances is
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Palladium Theater of St. Pe-
tersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave.
North in St. Petersburg. Tickets at
727-822-3590.
The second performance is at
4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22 at the
Straz Center in Ferguson Hall,
1010 N. W.C. MachInmes Place in


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role in the opera. Thomas Neu-
bert is his understudy.
Tampa. Tickets at 813-229-7827.
Visit AmahlTickets.com for ticket
links.
Amahl and the r.ut Visitors,
an opera in one act, was commis-
sioned by the NBC Opera The-
atre and first performed Dec. 24,
1951. It remains one of the most
frequently performed operas of the
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The festivities begin on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. with the 13th annual
lighting of the quaint 1920 cottages throughout the Village. The Artwalk
continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Stroll through the charming community to the holiday sounds of the
Southeast High School Chorus carolers and the Key Tones Barbershop
Quartet singing favorite Christmas tunes. Be serenaded by the Manatee
Players Dickens Carolers. Enjoy the Christmas Tea Room and special
holiday treats and sugar plums on the street comers for you to sample.
There will be displays of vintage holiday fashions from Retro Rosie's
of Bradenton and a showing of antique quilts, dolls and toys. Santa will
be on hand to grant your every Christmas wish and the Village artists
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decorations, clothes, Hess trucks,
much more. 810 Lightfoot Rd., Sun-
Sdance. Wimauma. Saturday Nov. 30
& Sunday Dec. 1, 8am-4pm.

Super Black Friday Sale
Above the Rest, 139 S. Pebble
Beach, SCC. End tables, coffee
tables, pictures, Pfaltzgraff dishes,
Christmas pins 1/2 price. All lamps
S$5 off the already low price. Open
Thanksgiving day 10am-3pm. Also
Friday & Saturday.


310 GARAGEIYARD SALE
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9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots
misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate

11/29 & 11/30. 8am-1 pm. Pressure
washer, electric drill, buffer, weed
wacker, bicycle, men clothing, dog
crate, books & household misc.
1728W. Del Webb, SCC.

Multi family yard sale. Friday & Sat-
urday, Dec. 29 & 30. 7:30am-2pm.
801 Apollo Beach Blvd. Furniture,
home decor, clothing & more.

Barn Sale
Continued
Everything reduced. Too much
to mentions. 1116 4tth St., NW
Ruskin. Friday & Saturday


SCC All around town treasure hunt.
Saturday, 11/30 9am-2pm. 1724
Council Dr., 1806 Ft Duquesna, 639
Allegheny Dr., 804 La Jolla Ave


Multi family yard sale. Saturday,
11/30, 8am-? Household items,
tools, clothes, misc, etc. 1806 Pine-
apple Palm Ct. SCC.

Moving sale. Many great items,
including tools, lawn care items,
household items, books, clothes,
some furniture & riding mower.
Saturday 11/30 8am-2pm. Sunday
12/1, 8am-noon. 419 Frances
Circle, Ruskin.

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& Saturday, 8am-1 pm. Collectibles,
golf, tools, CD players, relaxers.


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Tony Hill Moving & Storage
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Packing services available. (Fully
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Licensed & insured. 813-298-
3376

714 TREE REMOVAL

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Shrubs trimmed & removed
Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview,
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Myers Trucking
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asphalt, driveway culverts. Load-
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Young man seeking work. Yard
work, handyman, painting. Has
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740 MISC. SERVICES

Infinity Home Service
Kitchen & bath cabinets & tops.
Flooring, tile, painting, pressure
washing. Licensed & insured.
813-419-4283 or 813-525-8795


740 MISC. SERVICES

Seawall Repairs
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Drivers $5,000 sign on bonus! Great
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Newspaper Distribution
Wednesday afternoon. Must be
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www.ObserverNews.netNovember 28, 2013 Volume 57 Number 45THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office)813-633-7116www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com MEMBER WEST FLORIDA John Moore Flooring Wishes Everyone a Happy & Blessed ThanksgivingWere here for all your flooring needs Riverview teacher lives on in lives of his studentsIf education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire, as William Butler Yeats said, Daron Hawkins lit quite a few fires in his time as a drama teacher at Riverview High School. Those fires are burning bright in New York City, Hollywood, Miami and Riverview High classrooms where his passion for inspiring young people still smolders among those who count themselves lucky to have known him. Hawkins, 38, died Sept. 25 after a long illness. A hard-driving taskmaster who accepted nothing less than 100 percent effort from his By KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netstudents, Dawkins spent 16 years fanning the embers of youthful aspiration into selfconfidence and hope, according to those who gathered to celebrate the teachers life Nov. 24 at Riverview High School. We knew our son touched many lives but we had no idea he touched this many, said Hawkins father Barry, who joined more than 250 friends and former students for Love and Laughter a musical celebration of Daron Hawkins life. Hawkins was the best drama teacher Bob Heilmanns ever known. In his craft, as a total educator, he was the best, said the Riverview High principal, an educator with more than four decades of chalk under his fingernails. He could do it all: the books, the grades, the sets, the dance, the costumes and he could read children and children believed in him. His dream was to get a child and help them become the star some day, Heilmann said. Hawkins not only nurtured talented students but he also had this knack of having children who were not talented believe in themselves, that they were talented and they could perform. He had a passion and vision and could see things nobody else could see. A stickler for academics, students had to earn the right to take the stage at Riverview, Clyde Butcher: a passionate man capturing the Florida of our dreamsPeople packed into the intimate, mazelike studio creating a certain unusually polite but chaotic atmosphere, contrasting with the beauty and tranquility of the incomparable art displayed on the walls. People lined up to see the bearded man they admired, yet while waiting their turn, remained a respectful distance from him, despite that his very human and personal nature did not seem to demand it. Many people had questions and wanted photographs of themselves with the man and Jackie smiled and chatted with each, holding cameras and recording moments and taking it all in stride. If the waves of people stressed her out, she gave no indication of that. But then for a woman who spent her childhood growing up on a sailboat with her parents, you wouldnt expect that such things would impact her. Certain ly waves, whether those of people or water, dont seem to bother Jackie Butcher Obendorf, the daughter of Clyde Butcher. On Saturday, Clyde Butcher, Floridas most famous photographer and a man widely praised for his dedication in working to save the ever-dwindling wild places in a state like no other, opened the doors to his Venice studio for a book signing, a chance to chat and, perhaps most unique of all, an offer to tour his darkroom the By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netplace where chemicals meet artistry to create images of incredible beauty that range in size from 8x10 inch prints to staggering 5 foot by 8 foot paper tapestries of whites, blacks, grays and astonishing detail. His images are the Florida we see in our minds eye and in our dreams. 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Visitors to his studio packed around to hear him talk photography, the environment, and getting wet in the swamp. The end of Black Friday?The Thanksgiving Day newspaper lands with a resounding thunk in the driveway. In for your holiday shopping dollars. Some people simply cant wait; they head out to convenience stores the night before to pick one up. Then began the tradition. Families would gather for Thanksgiving Day and when the all right there in the newspaper. For some the day after Thanksgiving would start very early. A few years back I arrived at a Brandon area Target Store to photograph the Black Friday madness. By the time I arrived about 4 a.m., the line of people had already stretched around the building and continued out of sight. A few people groaned when I was allowed inside the door before they opened. I watched the store manager rev up his employees for the long day ahead, and found a place behind a burly, plain-clothed security guard to await the onslaught that would arrive once those glass doors were unlocked.By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netControversial decisions to open stores on Thanksgiving Day coupled with online shopping could mean the end of Black Friday.Continued on page 2 Continued on page 13 Continued on page 10 Carly Johnson, left, Brian Kleinschmidt and Laura Ashley Robaina, all former students of Daron Hawkins, said the Riverview High teacher changed their lives. KEVIN BRADY PHOTO MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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It has been said that when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything you see begins to look like a nail. So it is with our problem-solving skills. If the only coping tool I think I have is to fight, then every time I am faced with a crisis I will fight. But fighting every time can be exhausting and counterproductive. We must cope to survive, and survival is our first and most basic of needs. It is the one around which most of the others will revolve. Only in situations where we put the lives of others ahead of our own will survival not be our primary instinct. So here are some other methods for meeting the challenges of the day and help you survive. Combine Efforts: By yourself you may not have the power to By William Hodges make something happen, but in combination with others, you may find the additional support you need to give you an edge. Look at what labor unions were able to accomplish. A single worker has a very small voice but the AFL-CIO has a mighty roar. You may find you are not in a position to cope with the situation because you do not have enough control or authority to make decisions. Work toward expanding your area of authority and take control whenever you can. Fight: Fighting is always an option and one that must be exercised with prudence. Once you have selected the fight option, you must be willing to get hurt. As a young man, I learned that lesson on the streets of Detroit. I noticed that the people who got hurt the most often were the ones who were tentative in their actions. The winners not only used sufficient force to win but rather to annihilate their opponent. Fight only as a last resort but then fight to win. Revenge: This is a poor motivator to action and it is rarely if ever a positive solution. Someone once said, Dont get mad, get even. In my Tip Toe Thru the Alligators seminar, I ask people the question. Have you ever gotten even with somebody? Several hands always are raised and to those people I just reply, It aint over. Revenge is a poor reason to take any action as it will generally just bring a response in kind. With that said, it is important that someone is punished for transgressions or they will continue to act in a negative manner. Retreat: There are times when retreating is the best option. If you do not feel you can cope with the situation now and that there might be a better time to accept the challenge, then step back. Most effective battle commanders have always known that strategic retreat is a very viable tactic on the way to victory. Whenever possible, fight the battle on your own terms, at your own time, and at a place of your choosing. Surrender: To quit and take your licks can be a very good option and a way to minimize your damages. If you are going to lose and you are not going to make any points by fighting, quit as soon as you can.Positive Talk: There are always optionsHodges 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.comFamily scandals is topic at genealogy meetingThe Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Kim Garvey. She has entitled her talk Ba Ba Black Sheep; its all about non-paternal events and other family scandals. 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 813-633-5172 by Dec. 11. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meet ings, 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.

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6 NOVEMBER 28, 2013 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) Thu 28: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! JSA CLOSED No Classes Today Fri 29: JSA CLOSED THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY No Classes TodayDECEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! Mon 02: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLO W FLO W Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 03: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* DEALING W ITH HOLIDAY STRESS 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm W ed 04: LINE D ANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 05: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 06: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLO W Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 09: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLO W FLO W Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 10: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon W ed 11: LINE D ANCING: BOTH CLASSES ARE CANCELLED TODAY CANCELLED TODAY Thu 12: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HOLIDAY CRAFTS 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 13: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLO W Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm NOVEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020LIN E D ANCIN G PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SIL VERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes Visit us online for the complete monthly schedule: www.JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EVENTS tab, click Activity Calendar Seasons Greetings Catch the Christmas spirit in Apollo BeachNow in its third year, the DeBusk Family Christmas Light Show features more than 100,000 lights sequenced to favorite songs. Theres a 23foot mega tree with over 21,000 lights, leaping arches, a manger, more than 20 mini trees and swooping snow flakes. It all takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The show starts Thanksgiving night and runs through Jan. 5. The address is 486 Florida Circle North in Apollo Beach.PHOTO COURTESY OF DUBUSK FAMILY Peace by Lawrence MacAlisterSCC Art Club exhibition is one-man showThe new exhibition at the Sun City Center Art Gallery for December will be a one-man show, featuring the works of Lawrence MacAlister. A reception for the opening of this new show will be held in the Art Room in the Atrium Center from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Lawrence MacAlister studied art at the Worcester (Mass.) Museum as a child, but since then he has been largely self-taught. While pursuing his studies at MIT, he sold a number of canvases to help fund his tuition. This was followed by a 40-year hiatus, which ended when he started painting once again in Asheville, North Carolina. Lawrence moved to Sun City Center in 2010 and in January 2012, one of his paintings won Best of Show at the 47th Annual Art Show mounted by the SCC Art Club; another artwork was awarded First Place in advanced acrylics. Lawrence is a member of TESA and has been an active participant in a number of its shows. He has also exhibited with and is a member of Art Center Manatee. Golden Sky by Lawrence MacAlister Lawrence MacAlisterRoamin Oldies hold special Christmas ShowOn Thursday, Dec. 5 the Roamin Oldies Car Club will hold its Special Christmas Show from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Winn Dixie Plaza in Apollo Beach. Top Ten Peoples Choice trophies will be awarded, and there will also be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese Auction. Music will be played by DJ Joe Ferrante. Admission is free. The cost to register a vehicle for the competi tion is $5 and an unwrapped new toy to go to one of three local charities.Coping with holiday stressIf you dread just the thought of the holiday season because your tradi tions have changed, your friends and family are too far away, or you have financial concerns, its time to do something differently. The Third Act, a program of The Centre for Women and especially designed for women over 50, will help you to find new ways to make the most out of your holidays. Join the group on Friday, Dec. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to enjoy yourself and have a great holiday season. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The program is free, but registration is required by Wednesday, Dec. 4. Register online at www.thecentre.org or call 813251-8437, ext. 225. The Centre for Women is located at 305 South Hyde Park Ave. in Tampa.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 Apollo Beach lighted boat parade is Dec. 7 The public is invited to watch the annual Lighted Boat Parade on the docks of the Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event is free and starts at 6:30 p.m. All boaters, power or sail, in the surrounding communities can participate. The parade route begins at the south channel and proceeds towards Lands End Marina before winding around Lake Sunrise Basin, back out and around Bal Harbor and then up Flamingo Canal. The route will return on Flamingo Canal and go around Dolphin House at the end of Grand Kaymen Drive, then back out Flamingo Canal, across the front of Symphony Isles Beach and into Symphony Isles, down the canal between Chipaway Drive and Allegro Lane and then back to finish at the south channel. There will be a required captain’s meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Squadron’s club house. All boats will be registered at this meeting and boat numbers for judging will be assigned. For more information, call Anthony Landi at 203-449-7035. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO C.A.R.E. fundraiser is ‘Fashion, Football and More!’ On Friday, Dec. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview, a “Fashion, Football and More!” fundraiser will be held to benefit C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort). The “fashion” part of the event will feature contemporary, affordable, wearable art jackets and drapes designed by Vicki Rollo, a graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design and owner of Hearts Desire Boutique in Sarasota. Also on tap will be Miche Interchangeable handbags and jewelry presented by Lynn Wise. The “football” element will feature raffles and an auction for game day tickets to a variety of sporting events, sports memorabilia and attire. There will be delicious tail-gating food and prizes for best-dressed table. Attire is casual sport; wear a team jersey, if you wish. Tickets are $25 a person; $175 for a table of eight and may be purchased online at careshelter.eventbrite.com. To buy tickets by mail, download the registration form at www.careshelter.org and send it with payment to CARE, 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570. Event Coordinator Jennifer McCafferty is also seeking spon sors for the raffles, tailgates and bever ages. Call her at 813846-1316 for more information, or email jennifer@jens-mar ket.com. C.A.R.E. was founded in 2000 by Dr. Hal Ott and a group of local citizens concerned about the high number of healthy animals being euthanized each year in Hillsbor ough County. Its mission is to reduce the number of homeless and aban doned animals through adoption and sterilization. A no-kill shel ter, C.A.R.E. is funded primarily by donations, memberships and small grants. C.A.R.E. runs a three-acre facil ity in Ruskin, staffed by volun teers, and can accommodate be tween 15-20 dogs and 25-35 cats. Actor Clint Shepherd as George, takes direction from Linda Halperin to “Just stay down,” while Mary Anne Moseley in the role of Suzanne and Jolanda Nel as Jacqueline wrestle him to the ground. During rehearsal for Don’t Dress for Dinner Erik Hann as Bernard just sits back and watches the action. The Pelican Players Club starts its season with a new “younger” look and renewed enthusiasm for the art of live theater. With a cast of returning favorites and some new faces, debut director Linda Halperin has selected a challenging script by French playwright Marc Camoletti, who wrote the popular farce Boeing Boeing He followed up that hit with the same characters in Don’t Dress for Dinner which was translated to English by Robin Hawdon. The play opened in France and then in London, running there for six years, and opened on Broadway in 2012. Now less than a year later it will open in Sun City Center. This sexy French farce has it all: affairs, mistresses, plans that unrav el, the high cost of deception, extor tion, and physical violence. In the end everyone settles for less, friend ships survive and the audience walks away entertained and happy. The experienced and talented cast includes: Erik Hann as Bernard, Jacqueline’s husband; Jolanda Nel as Jacqueline,Bernard’s wife and Robert’s lover; Jack Parry as Robert, Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover; Mary Anne Moseley as Suzanne, Bernard’s mistress; Brenda Harris as Suzette, the cook; and Clint Shepherd as George, Suzette’s husband. The show runs Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:30 ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ brings sexy farce to SCC and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and on sale at the Borini Theater Box Office (only) in the Kings Point Main Clubhouse, at 1900 Clubhouse Dr., Sun City Center. The show is open to the community, so get your tickets early for best seats and to reserve a table for you and your friends. Bring your favorite adult beverage or soda (ice provided), and a full picnic basket to make it a memorable event. Doors open half an hour prior to curtain time and “Manny” will be at the piano in the lobby for early arrivals. Live theatre is flourishing in Sun City Center, so catch the excitement by being in the audience. Ruskin AVID programs sponsor clothing drives The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) programs at Shields Middle School and Lennard High School are collecting new and gently used jackets and shoes for youngsters in the area. Donation boxes are in the AVID classrooms and front offices at both schools. Shields Middle School is located at 15732 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin; Lennard High School is located at 2342 Shell Point Rd E. in Ruskin. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 13th. All donations will support local familes. Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary School Students of the Month for November at Apollo Beach Elementary School are: Leila Afridi, C.J. Battaglia, Lila Boyd, Timothy Brigman, Jonah Buddemeier, Anthony Buscemi, Kayla Chavez, Logan Covey, Ashley Elmquist, Jeremy Galen, Allison Garcia, Avery Johnson, Steven Jones, Bailee Juszczyk, Morgan Kersey, Naia Kilcoyne, Caden Kochera, Kipp Kochera, Jayson Kroon, Michael Locke, Will Loosbrock, Zachary Lopez, Katherine Matson, Jace McAlpin, Myles McColl, Natalie Meyre, Savannah Miller, Emma Montez, Leikyn Needham, Connor Newell, Faith Palmer, McKinney Parsons, Emily Pietrowicz, Conor Pieper, Cash Polinsky, Christopher Roberson, Yireth Torres, Colin Tyler, Hunter Warbritton and Patrol: Mariah Rodriguez. Gibsonton Elementary School’s Terrific Kids These students at Gibsonton Elementary School are recognized for showing their peers how to be respectful: Treven Green, Abi Cruz, Maritza Aguilar, Samiah Montiel, Jackeline Watters, Fernando Martinez-Gonzalez, Amanda,Mota, Chase Snyder, Adon Keizer, Griffin Broome, Nathanael Montiel, Evelyn Cruz, Marlene Gutierrez, Mario Cano-Hernandez, Jacob Baldridge, Skylar Chattin, Daniela Sifuentes, Alyssa Sprouce, Kody Nguyen, Elias Aguilar, Michael Williams, Jacqueline Gonzales-Sapon, Stephanie Vargas, Nikki Nguyen, Marti Pineda, Crishtian Vega, Brock Atkins, Samantha Macia-Cochran, Alberto Chanelo, Nyah Hickory, Kady Karppinen, Asher Simmons and James Scott.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS NOVEMBER 28, 2013 East Bay FFA holds holiday plant saleThe East Bay FFA Alumni will be hosting their annual Holiday Plant Sale from Wednesday, Dec. 4 until Friday, Dec. 6 at the East Bay High School Agriculture Shop located at 7710 Old Big Bend Rd. in Gibsonton. The sale is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The sale will feature holiday favorites such as poinsettias, decorated Norfolk Pines, Christmas cactus, gift plants, foliage and landscape plants. Money raised from the plant sale will sponsor FFA members to attend leadership and career development events through the National FFA Organization (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America) and to support chapter projects and activities. The Agriculture Shop is located in between East Bay High School and Eisenhower Middle School off of Old Big Bend Road. Customers are encouraged to drive down the service road located between the two schools and turn right on the second road. The road will dead end into the agriculture shop. The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 middle and high school student members as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. Lighted boat parade on Ruskins Little Manatee RiverThe Riverside Boat Club at Riverside Club Golf and Boating Resort in Ruskin will hold its annual Christmas lighted boat parade on Wednesday evening, Dec. 11. The parade will gather at 6 p.m. at the marina in Hayes Bayou on the Little Manatee River, proceed downriver to the Route 41 bridge, and return. It will conclude with potluck refreshments at the Riverside Club marina. Best viewing will be along the river between 6 and 7 p.m. The club welcomes non-residents who interested in decorating their boats and joining this years parade. Decorated boats can arrive at the Riverside Club marina prior to 6 p.m. Rain date is Thursday, Dec. 12. For more information, call Bill Troeber at 813-938-1299. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Baby Time Monday, Dec. 2 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Super Science Monday: Mad Science Monday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10. Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments about DRY ICE! Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. This a school early release Monday. Puppet Show: The Shoemaker and the Elves Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10:05 a.m. Rediscover the wonder of the holidays with a play about the spirit of gratitude and giving. The kindly shoemaker and his wife are rescued from poverty by helpful elves. This popular fairytale takes on new enchantment when told through this multimedia production. Presented by Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. Family Artists Cartoon Notecards Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Come join cartoonist Leah Lopez for this fun family art class (ages 5 and up with an adult). Leah will be teaching step by step cartooning and students will be creating holiday notecards from their drawings. Limit 40. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Adult/Teen Cartoon Notecards Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Join cartoonist Leah Lopez for this fun art class. Leah will lead you through step by step instructions for drawing cartoons. After the cartoons are completed you will assemble them into notecards. Create cards for the holidays or a special occasion. All materials provided. Limit 35. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. For adults and teens. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit 20. Fan-Da-Gumbo Sing-Along Concert Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Clap, tap and snap with Julie Austin as she sings, and plays guitar, ukulele, autoharp and the jawharp. Sing, move and use sign language while participating in this entertaining musical concert.News from the Apollo Beach Womans ClubThe Apollo Beach Womans Club, membership open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities, will hold its December luncheon meeting Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Little Harbor in Ruskin Luncheon reservations ($16) must be made by Friday, Dec. 6 by calling Deanna Anest at 813-813 938-3641 or emailing hookr06@ hotmail.com. The Sounds of Time, a choral group from East Bay High School under the direction of Brian NeSmith, will boost the ABWC enthusiasm during this season of giving and sharing, with a variety of holiday numbers. This is one of the highlights of the ABWC year. The Garden Club is taking orders for poinsettias, red, pink or white. To place an order, contact Sylvia Gordon at 813-641-8793 or Roz Hensor at 813-746-1072. Poinsettias will delivered at the Dec. 11 luncheon. The proceeds from the recent Witches Wingding Fundraiser at the Ruskin Elks Club were $900. Thanks go to Seel Lundy, her committee and the community support. 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 assistance in meeting tuition costs at both two and four year colleges and universities in Florida. Join the ABWC Friday, Jan. 31 from 6:30 -9 p.m. at Apollos Bistro for a Wine Tasting Event. For information and tickets, contact Louise Smith at 813-641-8202, Jo Ma at 813-641-8349, or Kate Winch at 813-645-1676. For membership information contact: Judy Peck at 813-7461072. Apollo Beach TOPS at new locationTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in Apollo Beach has moved to Faith Work First Baptist Church, 202 Flamingo Dr. Meetings are every Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. For more information, call Pat Conroy at 813-641-3985. Front row, from left: Fernando Rivera, Ivelisse Rivera, Jan Wells, Bev Hiller, Debbie Rydberg, Luisa Velasquez and Carol DeNovi. 2nd row: Tim Rydberg, Art Tubbs, Kim Andreadis, Jim Hiller, Vivian Quinones, Sandy Cramer and Tony DeNovi.Bay Area Arbor returnsThree Florida fraternal organizations the Bay Area Arbor, Gulf Coast Arbor and the Heart of Florida Arbor recently returned from the Gleaner Life Insurance Societys 56th Biennial Convention in French Lick, Ind. Arbors are how Gleaner members connect with each other to make a difference in their communities. The Society is guided by the benevolent spirit of its members, who work together through service projects to do good things for others and make their communities better places to live. The Arbors of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society sponsors many community programs throughout the year. As an example, the Bay Area Arbor recently supported the community park in Ruskin by sponsoring the Halloween Trunk and Treat program. Members loaded up their car trunks with candy and other goodies and distributed them to neighborhood children before watching a special Halloween movie. In addition, the Arbor is renowned for helping A Kids Place in Brandon during the Christmas holidays by purchasing gifts for all the children who are in the states foster care system. Funding for most projects is provided by Gleaner Life Insur ance Society and each Arbor has the opportunity to support projects they believe in which, in turn, works to improve the community. For information on becoming a member, contact Debbie Rydberg at 863-701-7402 ext. 3 or debrydberg@gmail.com.A treasured holiday gift: Adopt-A-ManateeMake a big impact on the people you shop for this holiday season with thoughtful gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club. These are real, living Florida manatees with known histories that can be adopted online at savethemanatee.org, or by calling the Club toll free and talking to a representative at 1-800-432-5646. Funds from the Clubs adoption programs go toward vital manatee conservation and aquatic ecosystem protection programs. Manatees available for adoption can be viewed on the Clubs website at www.savethemanatee.org/adoptees. An annual manatee adoption costs $25, is tax-deductible, and includes an adoption certificate with a fullcolor photo, a biography, a member ship handbook, and subscriptions to the Clubs newsletters which feature updated reports on the manatees in the adoption program and information on important issues affecting manatees around the world. Shipping is free for U.S. adoption orders. Gift adoptions are sent with a per sonalized holiday message. And, each new member who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee program at $35 will also receive the Clubs popular 2014 manatee wall calendar. Manatees delight people of all ages, said Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. Big and adorable, manatees charm Floridians and all those who vacation in Florida and have an opportunity to see them. Sadly, it has been a catastrophic year for the endangered manatee population due to a prolonged and deadly red tide event in southwest Florida and an ongoing mortality event in the Indian River Lagoon on the Atlantic Coast. Rose said there were 772 manatee deaths from all causes through Nov. 8, which has broken all previous yearly mortality records since record-keeping began. Save the Manatee Club, an inter national nonprofit conservation and manatee welfare organization, was created by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett in 1981. Its mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat. Manatee gift adoptions are available by contacting Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or by visiting www.savethemanatee.org.

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10 NOVEMBER 28, 2013 TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW NO CDDFEES MSC318-Sun City Center Observer-REV.indd 1 8/2/13 10:30 AM Heilmann said. He would not allow his students to be in productions if their grades werent good. Just like a coach benching his star player, he would do it. Singers, dancers, actors, colleagues and former students, some of whom flew in from as far away as New York for Love and Laughter, paid tribute to Hawkins during the show. Brian Kleinschmidt, 31, a successful businessman and a member of Hawkins first drama arts graduating class at Riverview, credits the teacher with giving him the confidence to pursue his dreams. I always wanted to play football so I took Darons drama class to get that requirement out of the way but I ended up falling in love with the stage, said Kleinschmidt, who worked in TV news and also appeared on the TV show The Amazing Race. He taught me how to sing, how to dance, but the biggest thing he taught me, and the biggest thing he taught his students was self-confidence. When we graduated from his program we felt like we could accomplish anything we wanted. Today, Kleinschmidt runs his own business, Anytime Fitness. The newest gym opened recently across the street from Riverview High. A graduate of East Bay High School, Hawkins lived in Riverview teaching in local schools since 1998. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 1997 and his Master in Arts degree from New York University in 2006. Watching him put on magic shows when he was 5 years old, Barry Hawkins knew his son had an interest in drama but Daron was also a leader, organizing blood drives at East Bay, where he became student body president. He went on to be a charter staff member of Riverview High and founded Riverview Little Theatre, a community service project of the Riverview High School Theatre Department. He also served on the Florida State Thespian Board of Directors. Hawkins produced and directed more than 85 shows over the years, three to five each year with either the schools theater department or Riverview Little Theatre. His directorial credits include Chicago, Cabaret, Evita, Metamorphosis, The Sound of Music, Gypsy and Into the Woods. Barry Hawkins knew from an early age his son would do something with his life, That something turned out to be changing the lives of others like Melinda Watsons son, Dylan, a young actor now living in Hollywood. When my son came to Riverview in his sophomore year it was Mr. Hawkins who changed his whole attitude about attending high school. The kids all loved him. He was very personable and real with them; he treated them as equals, Watson said. He taught them to expect more from themselves because thats what he expected from them. He was a father figure to my son. He inspired him to move to Hollywood and pursue his dream of being an actor. Before meeting Hawkins, Dylan was not overly enamoured with school but after meeting Mr. Hawkins he wanted to be in school every day. It helped him all around academically. Daron touched everyone. I was heartbroken when I heard he had passed. Hawkins influence extended far beyond the classroom, said Deanna Johnson whose daughters Chelsea (a New York actress who flew in to perform at the show) and Carly both took classes with the teacher. No matter what each student went into, he always supported them. He always wanted them to believe in their dreams and themselves. He stayed tough on them with grades and encouraged them to do everything. He just brought out the best in so many kids, Johnson said.Daron Hawkins: In their wordsYou would never see him do things halfway. He always had a vision. He always did things 100 percent and if you didnt give 100 percent he didnt want you to be a part of it. He never gave half of himself, he always gave you his full self. He was the one who made me confident enough to pursue acting. - Laura Ashley Robaina, 20, a former student of Hawkins now studying drama at college in Miami. He would always be there for me. He was a great mentor and supporter. He was like a parent to me. - Carly Johnson, 19, a former student of Hawkins who is studying musical theater at college in Orlando. He was a very different man from most that I have met. When he wanted something he got it just because of the effort he put in and the passion that he had. Although he could be strict and stern he also put his passion into you. He gave me a love for the arts. - Jared Robbins, 17, senior at Riverview High. He was unusually motivated and driven. He had a way of communicating with kids and making you feel as if he was taking to you on an adult level. - John Barnhart, 22, college student and former student of HawkinsTeacher lives on u Friends, colleagues and former students line up to sign a visitors book at Love and Laughter a musical celebration of Daron Hawkins life Nov. 24 at Riverview High School. The former drama teacher died in September. Two tables of newsprint, each stretching more than 100 feet, were filled with messages of thanks for the late Riverview High teacher Daron Hawkins.kevinKEVIN bradyBRADY PHOTOS

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The variation on this theme is house-hopping from relative to relative, grazing on appetizers and hopefully catching a football game on TV. Because the feast can be so cumbersome, many families go out to eat. More and more restaurants are tapping into this growing trend and serving Thanksgiving buffets sure to raise your cholesterol by a good thirty points. Its the tradi tional food but without the muss and fuss. My family always practiced the traditional style as I grew up, spending the day at my grandmothers house. I remember the year I was first allowed to sit at the grownup table it was a rite of passage never to be forgotten. In truth, it was due to the fact my older sister had another baby and the kiddie table was full. But I was thrilled nonetheless, and made sure I practiced my Sunday manners and kept my elbows off of the table. As the years progressed the family dynamics changed and for a number of holidays, my mother hosted a Thanksgiving potluck for anyone who had no place else to go. Sometimes there would be as many as 25 people there, all bringing side dishes, desserts, appetizers and lots of beer and wine for the Turkey Wake that ensued into the wee hours. But the dynamics changed again, and soon I was here in Florida with no family of my own. When my mother succumbed to the deep haze of Alzheimers, I realized for the first time that I was truly on my own, sharing my life with Husband and the cats. It was time for another tradition. Not feeling in the mood for the traditional turkey that year, we headed to the Keys and counted our blessings over conch fritters and crab legs, with slaw and hushpuppies. And weve been making the annual pilgrimage (pun intend ed) for several years now. We havent lost the true mean ing of the day. We are thankful for all of the blessings that have come our way this past year: my contin ued work here at the Chamber, our new condo, our good health, and all of the new friendships we have strengthened and times we have shared. We enjoy thinking about those blessings in the warm gulf breezes of the islands, without the shopping, the slicing and dicing, and the kitchen clean up. Now we share the day with new friends in the Middle Keys, watching a brilliant sunset at the base of the Seven Mile Bridge. However you and yours celebrate this holiday season, enjoy the company of your friends and family, be safe, and adopt your Attitude of Gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving! While planning for a big Thanksgiving get-together, customers whose normal Solid Waste collec tion day is Thursday should plan ahead for an interruption in service on Nov. 28. There will be no residential gar bage, yard waste or recycling collection service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Regular service will resume for these customers on their next scheduled collection day. Since all trash and recycling items must be placed in the new roll carts in order to be collected, now may be the time to consider increasing the use of the blue recycling carts distributed to most Hillsborough County customers. Many traditional trash items generated during the holiday can easily be recycled, including: example, cereal and food boxes) and advertising grocery bags tie them up in a bundle)43.4 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving, slight decline from last year Forecast include: The Thanksgiving holiday is a less expensive holiday for travelers compared to other holidays. This year Labor Day spending was expected The Wednesday before Thanksgiving will be the busiest single day Stuff your new recycling cart this ThanksgivingHillsborough County residents can check their collection days and find details about recycling at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ TalkTrash or by calling the Solid Waste Customer Service Center at By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director

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NOVEMBER 28, 2013 13 December 2-6MEDICARE AND MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED, INCLUDING:Aetna, Avmed, Blue Cross Blue Shield MultiPlan Network, Optimum HealthCare, PHCS Network, Simply Healthcare, Tricare & United Healthcare Freedom Health, Call, text or email Joe Brys 813-833-8973joehd2007@yahoo.comJoe Brysformerly of Teds Auto Center now known asMOBILE AUTO REPAIRwelcomes back our northern visitors.10% OFFany repair for Veterans and Military Personnel and their dependents.LIC. # MV87956 could earn a better living as a photographer than as an architect. Like his unique images that are today burned from a photographic enlarger the size of a mid-sized car, Butcher was not one to think small. In the early 1970s, as a photographer he built a business selling his work as home decor to large department store chains. The business grew, as did the stress of running it. He sold the business and built a sailboat, eventually moving it and his young family from California to Florida. Clyde and Niki lost their 17-yearold son to a drunk driver in 1986 and Clyde retreated into the wild places for solace. It was there he found a way to restore his soul. It was there that he truly found a way to share what he saw and his passion with others through his photographs. Photographing landscape has been my love for 45 years, Butcher recently posted to his Facebook page. I have been fortunate to see so much beauty in my life. Id like future photographers to have that joy too. In order for that to happen, we need to pay attention to the health of our environment. The beauty and peace it provides us can not be measured in dollars. His list of awards and accolades runs long, illustrating his deep commitment to the environment and a sincere appreciation for the beauty he captures. All of that comes through in his images, of course. He has completed six Public Broadcasting programs on Floridas environment; three of them award-winning documentaries. He has won awards from the State of Florida to the Sierra Club and most everything in between, including recognition from state and national leaders. He was asked by the United Nations to photograph mountains in Cuba. He has traveled America and has recorded priceless moments of places threatpsyche. We are a nation of people and beauty. And that beauty exists or in the mountains of the west. It is everywhere, it is us and it is ours. Hopefully forever. Clyde Butchers Venice gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from anywhere in South Hillsborough. His Big Cypress Gallery is located in Ochopee on U.S. Highway 41 of dollars (and with good reason) but he also offers a unique treasure both days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. clydebutcher.com. I use my photographs as tools for conservation, Butcher said. Jackie smiled, answered endless questions and snapped photos. People lined up with books, calendars, even postcards, waiting for a signature and the chance to spend a few moments chatting with an admirable man. People posed, chatted and shook his hand. Some may have asked about the Swamp Walks offered by his studio located in the Everglades. Although Butcher doesnt usually lead the walks anymore, he knows the swamp like few others. And that intimate knowledge, whether or not he is along, is shared among those who venture off into the wilderness, experiencing nature while immersed in it. Safely, of course, but immersed nonetheless. Youll get wet, he would likely tell them. Its not easy restoring a soul through the windshield of a car passing by on a highway. To do it, to really do it, you have to wade into the waters, sometimes chest deep, perhaps a baptismal for the soul. The value of what you return with cannot be measured. And sometimes, with talent and passion, mere moments can be captured forever. For Clyde Butcher it is not a digital, virtual process, it is letting it into your heart and then pouring it back out with chemicals and artistry emerging into something incomparable, something moment captured forever. Capturing the Florida of our dreamsu MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City CenterNo Reservations Required Commentary: The television commercial that changed my lifeBY PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netI dont watch much television maybe three or four times a week, max. There are just too many other things to do instead of sitting in front of the tube, like going for a long walk, watching a sunset, listening to music around the fire pit, or working on my blogs and books. Oh and of course, discovering and interviewing for stories to write for this newspaper! When I do watch TV, I have a habit of hitting mute when the commercials come on. Why look at food when you want to lose weight or keep your blood sugar down, or listen to jingles crafted to make you buy something youll never need or use? The worst, though, are those deliberately frightening commercials directed at those of us over 65-ers! When will we need long-term nursing care? Perhaps weve fallen and we cant get up. Or maybe wed like to stay in our homes but our fixed incomes wont ever allow for that. Either were going to outlive our money or were going to get too sick to make any more. Never forget for a minute that we cant possibly have enough health and life insurance. The bills are just staggering. If we dont get this supplemental health insurance policy now and I mean right now in the next 48 seconds we havent a chance of getting the care we, or our loved ones, need when not if we get sick. And have we bought enough life insurance to be absolutely certain our families dont have to leave our poor dead bodies in the deep freeze while they figure out how they can pay someone to bury us? Its no wonder I have friends who dont even acknowledge their birthdays anymore because theyre getting too old. Some of them talk like living has lost all its zest. Im not making light of the fact that certain uncomfortable changes come with age. But I take my cue from a friend who is much younger than me, who has had several serious bouts with cancer. When her condition changes, she says she adapts to a new normal. Im for that. Ive had a lot of new normals, some even including hospital stays. So what if I cant walk as fast as I did five years ago, or have to take pills and watch what I eat? Those things are just new normals. We live with them and make it through. Until the other day, I had never seen a commercial for a Medicare supplement that made me feel good about myself. I couldnt believe it. Usually, the only upbeat commercials directed at us older folks are for travel, and they give the impression that now that we have no expectations of a great daily life, we have time to travel if, of course, we can afford the price. This commercial was entirely different. First, a nice-looking, well dressed mature woman appeared on the screen. Im only in my sixties, she said, smiling. And I have so many things to look forward to I have to be sure I have a health insurance policy thatll keep me up and running. I dont remember what the background looked like but it wasnt any great-grandmotherlylooking woman knitting or baking pies or sitting in a rocking chair on somebodys porch. I wasnt concentrating on the images. I was repeating that one word that had made all the difference. Only! I dont believe Id ever heard the word only used to describe us over 65-ers before. Its usually, oh, now that were getting older, or we need to realize our limitations, and sure, we need to do that and make adjustments of all kinds as the years go by. But Im only in my sixties. Only! What a beautiful word. I can remember typing obituaries in a newsroom almost 40 years ago and if the person was 60 or more, I thought, Well, theyve had a good long life. Having come from families where both my parents, grandparents and husband died in their mid-50s, Id always thought of 65 as pretty old. Yet hitting that magic number didnt bother me like I thought it would. In fact, I remember being grateful because I was finally allowed to have medical insurance again. Because of pre-existing conditions when I left my regular employer to freelance, I hadnt had any insurance in almost five years. Since then, Ive had some more birthdays. And hey Im still here. Im careful. I eat well. I exercise even when it hurts. I take meds okay, I take lotsa meds. But Im only in my sixties. And then Ill only be in my seventies. Or whatever may be the case. Those four little letters O-N-L-Y can change your whole outlook on the over-65-er side of life. Im going to continue to use them now, and I plan to use them later. They may only make a word I heard one night in a television commercial, but somehow, I realized that word is very important to me. Only isnt always a word that means less than, as in only enough dinner for two people, or only enough money to get one of the four of us into the theater. Its Im only in my sixties and fully alive. stoSTOCK photoPHOTOGRaphyAPHY imaIMAGeEThe Cookson Hills Toy Run, an annual event to collect gifts for the needy, is set for Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. Highway 301. Celebrating its 20th year, the holiday drive helps create Christmas memories for more than 450 children, special needs individuals of all ages, many older and abandoned by family, seniors and veterans by handing out Cookson Hills Toy Run set for Dec. 1Participants are invited to bring gifts and enjoy a barbecue at the event which will also include entertainment. The wish list for this years event includes: funds to purchase medical equipment/supplies, clothing, food, items for those with special needs, seniors and veterans along with some of the food, drinks and other items necessary to make the event a success. All donations are used for the toy run event and no organizer at the allvolunteer event is paid. Donations can be made to the groups PayPal account or mailed to: Cookson Hills Toy Run, PO Box 113, Seffner, FL 33583-0113. Videos from previous toy runs can be viewed at www.cooksontoyrun. com. For more information contact Sheri Brown at 813-643-5758.

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16 NOVEMBER 28, 2013 NOVEMBER EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 12/3/13 NOW EVERY TUESDAY! 1:00 3:00 pm LIVE CONCERNS SUPPORT GROUP 12/4/13 NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY! 10:00 11:00 am Therapeutic Tai Chi 12/5/13 Thursday 3:00 4:00 pmAging Gracefully Support Group. 12/11/13 Wednesday 2:30 4:00 pm Diabetes Support Group 12/12/13 Thursday 2:30 4:00 pmMental Wellness Support Group 12/13/13 Friday 1:00 2:00 pm Neuropathy Support Group Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & OperatedApproved Auto Repair CenterOPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 (1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Stop b y for MICHELINtires and get$70We participate in AAA Dollars Program Buy any set of 4 new MICHELIN brand passenger or light truck tires, and get a $70 MasterCard Reward Card after submission.* OFFER VALID NOV. 1 DEC. 2, 2013via MasterCard Reward Card after submission.*rd Card eligibility is limited to tire rchases from dealers y. See r form for offer details. Offer 12/02/2013. Void he Re ard Card be reloaded s, it be used at A Re ard Card 6 after e. For terms, fees, see the Cardholder your card e. Re ard Cards are issued by .S. to a is a registered of 2013 North America, All rights reserved. he is a registered by North America, Lic# MVS51635 Cause of Riverview phosphate plant explosion still under investigation  A man who was hospitalized when an acid tank exploded at a phosphate plant just off U.S. Highway 41 Nov. 23 has been released from the hospital. The explosion occurred during routine maintenance of the empty tank at the Mosaic Companys Riverview plant, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. We have yet to determine the exact cause of the incident but there appears to have been a buildup of pressure in the No. 7 sulfuric acid tank and for whatever reason, it blew a section of the tank off, said Dave Townsend, a Mosaic spokesman.There was welding going on at the structure at the time, Townsend said.The plant was closed for scheduled maintenance at the time of the incident. The explosion saw a lid on the tank fly 100 feet in the air with one worker hit in the chest by flying metal and another injured. The second was treated on the scene. The cause of the explosion, which was heard by nearby homeowners in Riverview, is still under investigation.Area NewsBy KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net Brandon man in boxer shorts, holding rifle, confronts workerA Brandon area man who, clad only in boxer shorts and brandishing a rifle, confronted a maintenance worker who parked outside his mothers home is behind bars. Eric Holtgard, 25, of 3822 Buckingham Loop Drive, is facing two charges of aggravated assault with deadly weapon and possession of armor-piercing, 50-caliber ammunition. It was Holtgards second arrest in 24 hours on firearms-related charges. The first incident occurred Nov. 20 just after 3 p.m. when Holtgard allegedly drove and parked his  vehicle in the parking lot of Rivard Buick-GMC, 9740 East Adamo Dr. in Brandon. Holtgard got out of his vehicle and began yelling at several employees and patrons who were in the parking lot of the dealership, according to a report from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. Holtgard then pulled a Glock .45 caliber from his waistband and pointed it at a patron and threatened several times he was going to kill him, according to the report. Holtgard spotted deputies pulling into the parking lot and fled in his 2006 dark-blue Scion before deputies could apprehend him. A short time later, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on Holtgard at Lumsden Road and Lithia Pinecrest Road where he was arrested. During an inventory search of Holtgards vehicle, deputies located several  loaded firearms, including an assault rifle, two handguns, ballistic plates, and ballistic ammunition. A search of Holtgards Tampa Palms apartment led to the discovery of a tactical shotgun, Glock pistol and 32 magazines and ammunition. Holtgard, who has a valid  Concealed Weapons permit, was then booked into Orient Road Jail until he bonded  out of jail at 2 a.m. Nov. 21. However, shortly after 11:30 a.m., a lawn maintenance man called 911 and said Holtgard, wearing only boxer shorts and carrying a rifle with a scope, came out of 3822 Buckingham Loop Dr. and began screaming at him, telling him he was not  allowed to park on the curb in front of his house. Holtgard was arrested at the scene. Detectives also seized additional firearms, including several assault rifles from the Buckingham Loop Eric HoltgardhillsboroughHILLSBOROUGH countCOUNTY sheriffSHERIFFsS officeOFFICE PHOTOhillsborough HILLSBOROUGH countCOUNTY sheriffSHERIFFsS officeOFFICE PHOTOhillsborough HILLSBOROUGH countCOUNTY fireFIRE rescueRESCUE PHOTO The explosion at the Riverview phosphate plant took one worker to the hospital. Detectives confiscated several weapons from Eric Holtgards car and apartment after his arrest. Brandon area young professionals group hosting Jingle Bell at the RackYY oung Professionals of Brandon and the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce are planning the groups annual Jingle Bell at the Rack Holiday Fest Dec. 3 at The Rack-Sushi Bar & Billiards Lounge, 1025 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. This event will include eight exclusive Bright Light sponsor exhibitors, to include Chamber and Y YP Brandon member businesses, as well as door prizes. The evening benefits A Kids Place, a nonprofit residential group care facility that houses abused, neglected or abandoned children. Donations are requested and include but are not limited to: 13-gallon trash bags, laundry detergent, all-purpose spray cleaner, liquid hand soap, deodorant bar soap, and shampoo. Admission is $5 or complementary with A Kids Place donation.address, which is the home of Holtgards mother.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2013 17 Dr. Robert Norman & Associates Dermatology Dr. Robert Norman, DO MPH, MBA Dr. William Eng Holly Pohler, ARNP Kate Sedlaczek, ARNPWE OFFER THE FOLLOWING:Appointments made in a timely manner with never more than a 2 week waiting period maximum, and same day appointments are available. Diagnosis & treatment of skin cancer & diseases of the skin, hair & nails. Wide excision, treatment for spider veins & rosacea, Electrodessication, curettage, cryotherapy & debridement. Botox & Restylane. Dermatological products available in the ofce. Clarisonic, MD Solar Sciences, Image, Merderma, Retin-A, Sun Block, moisturizer and more.Radiation & laser treatment for skin conditions.Call to schedule your appointment today!813-880-7546 10422 U.S. H WY 301 Riverview MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or Metal Lifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong Coupon worth$1,000 NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE or STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN!SAVE 50%CLIMATE PROOF COATINGWHOLE HOUSE FLEX-COATED OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960 $1495Priced with coupon discount Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 12/31/13 (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachGet YourFREE2014CALENDAR BRAKE SERVICE$9999PER AXLE. Includes replacing pads, shoes and turning rotors. 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/ Better Care CABINETSCOASTAL WOOD DESIGN, INC.Tear out the old... install new, We do it all!We Will Beat Any Written Estimate with this couponCALLJOYCE SUTHARD OR RICHARD TALLY(813) 422-3454Sun City Center References Available Call CATHY 813-938-5801 for an appointment 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center MATRIX COLOR$35HAIR CUT$15 24-HOUR TOWINGFree Diagnostics Free Towing to shop if we do repairs SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.813-645-7653 Hillsborough urges shoppers to support Small Business SaturdayHillsborough Countys Small Business Information Center (SBIC) is urging holiday shoppers to support independently-owned, local businesses during Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Locally owned stores help create jobs, boost the economy and revitalize neighborhoods. At least 75,000 small businesses are operating in Hillsborough County, making up 92 percent of the businesses in the community. The SBIC helps to spur economic development in Hillsborough County by providing entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and resources needed to create or expand their business. The program also provides business owners with technical assistance in the form of workshops and one-on-one confidential business consulting. Some of the topics include marketing, licensing, permitting, getting your business online, business planning, cash flow, food industry and day care. For additional information about the program, contact the Hillsborough County Small Business Development Section at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/SBIC or call 813-914-4028. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 Happy Thanksgiving! Come out and have dinner. Ladies, please bring a covered dish. 12 noon. Friday, Nov. 29 No Fish Fry. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 Steak Dinner 4:30 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec, 3 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., game 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 p.m. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG JennyJenny is a beautiful black and white kitten with a very sweet personality who loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. She really loves to chase cat toys for hours. Jenny would like to come to live at a forever home of her own. Go visit this sweet little girl and give her that home. Jenny has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption Jenny will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. Shepherd Mix PuppiesC.A.R.E. has puppies! The Shepherd mix puppies were abandoned at a local mission when they were just 4-5 weeks old. They have been flourishing since their arrival at C.A.R.E. Four have black fur and two have a tan-and-black brindle pattern. Every day is play time! They love attention, being held, playing with toys, playing with each other, and getting kisses. Maybe one or more would be a great fit for your home. As part of their adoption they will be brought up to date on their shots, spay/neutered and microchipped. There are 4 females and 2 males. DOB: September 1, 2013.Half-priced fun at MOSI after 2 p.m.From now till Dec. 31, MOSI offers a half-priced ticket for general admission and a standard IMAX film every weekday after 2 p.m. No coupons needed; no special codes to remember; no secret handshakes. Just go in after 2 p.m. on weekdays and your admission is 50 percent off. This offer may not be redeemed for cash, combined with any other offers or previous purchases. It excludes special engagement films, events, and the Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line. And it does not apply to Saturday or Sunday. Other restrictions may apply.

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18 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h NOVEMBER 28, 2013 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations 813-634-3396 Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.com for more information Michelle Halcomb, DDS Learn about the amazing This is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. FREE SEMINAR \023ˆ`>]\014iVU£\\000“ at the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga \014iiLL\011`U-'ˆi\011 Sun City Center, FL 33573 We will be closed Thanksgiving Day so our employees can spend the day witht their families. PARRISH 8348 U.S. 301 N. Corner of US 301 and Old Tampa/Erie Road, just past CVS 941-723-1111 VOTED BEST! www.FerrarosRestaurantGroup.com HOURS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. \ $ 5 Off any purchase of $25 or more $ 2 Off any lunch Ferraro’s Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. 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Happy Thanksgiving $ 35 ................before noon $ 30 ...................after noon $ 23 ..............after 2:00 pm $ 5 00 OFF Any Round IMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONS Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 12/15/13 =PZP[\003V\\000Y\003L^\023\003 \000TWYV]LK\003\003:/ 1 Pier Drive, Ruskin LEAGUES WELCOME Reserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DINING Steaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious Fare FULL LIQUOR BAR Live 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 Ticket 2034 Pier Drive Ruskin, FL 33570 813-638-1005 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is marked at Veterans Memorial Park The Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park Museum Committee will hold a ground-breaking ceremony to remember America’s entry into WWII, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Featured speakers will be survivors of Pearl Harbor, POW survivors, and Gold Star families. The memorial will honor the 16 million who served in uniform, the 400,000 who died, the Hillsborough County men and women who sacrificed their lives and the citizens on the home front who supported the war efforts. The location will be Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum, 3602 Hwy 301 N in Tampa. Hillsborough County is offering free 2014 Jan K. Platt Environmen tal Lands Acquisition and Protec tion Program (ELAPP) calendars at various Hillsborough County loca tions. The calendar was developed through a photo contest that shows natural beauty at 60 Hillsborough County ELAPP sites. Starting Monday, Dec. 2, free 2014 ELAPP calendars will be available at the following locations in our readership area. 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The Public Utilities Department’s Cooking Oil Recycling Effort (CORE) offers residents a convenient way to recycle their used cooking oil. Free cooking oil jugs are available from cabinets located in select County collection areas. 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Cooking oil that is poured down the drain gels and solidifies into thick layers inside drainpipes, sewage pipelines and sewage lift stations, constricting water flow. Running hot water down the sink does not help because the water eventually cools down. The result not only can back up home plumbing, but also can cause lift station pumps and other equipment to malfunction. Oil clogs and malfunctions can create sewage spills, overflows onto streets, and foul odors in homes and neighborhoods. It is messy, smelly and costly to clean up. It is important to note commercial and industrial customers must contact a licensed commercial grease hauler for cooking oil disposal options; the CORE is for residential cooking oil disposal only. Hillsborough County offers free ELAPP calendar Winning photos featured in the 2014 ELAPP calendar were taken by George L. Veazey III, William &DUOLVOH\003DQG\003%HWK\003PHGOH\)65(\021\003KRWRJ raphers, amateurs, and profession als of all ages were invited to visit and submit photos of any of more than 60 County ELAPP sites. The photos were then posted on the County’s Facebook page and the public helped to select the finalists by voting for their favorite photos. For more information, contact Conservation Services at 813-6727876.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2013 19 5C (10) 15.5 42482-GTTL (11-28) Sun City Observer Group FC (lm) On SR64 Just Seconds West of I-75, Exit 2201-877-207-4862 ToyotaOfLakewood.com A Gettel Automotive Dealership^Must mention advertisement at time of write-up. Excludes oil change or tire purchase. Other restrictions may apply. *All receipts must be presented prior to negotiation. Well match valid Black Friday receipts up to $500 on the purchase or lease of an in-stock new Toyota. Provided by Toyota of Lakewood. Example: New 2013 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8 Double Cab, STK#L139181, MDL#8241. MSRP $36,746 $2500 Toyota Cash Back $4500 Dealer Discount = Sale Price $29,746. Additional options and features from Toyota are extra and not included in discount. All offers exclude tax, tag, title, registration and dealer fee. All factory rebates and incentives to dealer, excludes College Grad and Military rebates. Prior sales excluded. In-stock units only. Photos for display only. Offers cannot be combined. See dealer for complete details. All offers valid Saturday only, 11/30/13. GREEN SATURDAY PRE-OWNED S PECIAL S! 2010 MINICOOPER$16,933 CARFAX 1 Owner, New Arrival, Low Miles! STK#L026531A 2011 TOYOTAPRIUS TWO$19,442 Just Arrived, Low Miles, 50 MPGs! STK#L734283A 2011 TOYOTAVENZA$22,771 Leather, Bluetooth, Moonroof! STK#LS1195 2012 TOYOTAHIGHLANDER$22,994 Priced To Sell, Just Serviced! STK#L044874A 2011 ACURATSX$21,772 Just Arrived, Low Miles, Luxury! STK#LS1182 2012 TOYOTACAMRY SE$17,981 CARFAX 1 Owner, Just Arrived! STK#L016755A 2011 TOYOTATACOMA REGULAR C AB$12,722 CARFAX 1 Owner, New Arrival, Priced To Sell! STK#L031972A 2002 TOYOTASOLARA CONVERT IBLE SLE$11,782 Just Arrived, Leather, Low Miles! STK#L053984A 2009 TOYOTACOROLLA LE$10,881 Fresh Trade, Priced To Sell! STK#L023559A 2003 TOYOTAAVALON XLS$10,762 Low Miles, Leather, Multi-Zone A/C! STK#L028678A MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS/25,000 MILES PROVIDED BY TOYOT AIncludes Oil Changes & Major Services When you purchase or lease a new Toyota, get Covers normal factory scheduled service. Plan is 2 years or 25K miles, whichever comes rst. The new vehicle cannot be part of a rental or commercial eet, or a livery/taxi vehicle. See participating Toyota dealer for plan details. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska. Roadside Assistance does not include parts and uids. IS ON Shop On Black Friday...Then Bring Y our Receipts To Toyota of Lakewood and W ell Turn The Money Y ou Spent Into Money Y ou Save On A New Toyota!* Remaining New 2013 Toyotas Up To$7000 Off MSRP! VISIT OUR ST A TE-OF-THE-AR T F ACILITY! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SER VICE WITH MENTION OF THIS ADVER TISEMENT^ $ 20 OFF ANNOUNCING AN EVENT Plus!

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20 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h NOVEMBER 28, 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} Faith cannot be circumscribed by dogma. — Geoffrey Head Margaret Davis returns to UCC Are you looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Why not go to the United Community Church for the return of Ventriloquist Margaret Davis and “friends.” The show will be in the Great Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Tickets are a just $5 plus one item of pet food or kitty litter per person; the pet supplies will be given to the Mary Petro Fund. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. Call Paula at 813-633-6739 for tickets or more information. Jon Leonetti speaks at Prince of Peace Catholic Church Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center will host Jon Leonetti, an international Catho lic speaker, author and radio host from Monday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 4 for its annual Advent Parish Mission, Surge of the Heart. Leonetti will speak at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (mirror session) each day in the parish hall. The talks are free of charge and open to the public. Jon Leonetti has dedicated his life to engaging Catholics in all walks of life. His message of faith as a means to walking in greater intimacy with God resonates across all generations. Prince of Peace invites every one to participate in the Surge of the Heart Mission for a three eve ning mission you will never for get. For more information, visit www.popcc.org. Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomes new members Pastor David Allman and the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center recently welcomed new members. The church is located at the corner of SR 674 and Valley Forge Boulevard. Worship service is at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Bible study is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. All are welcome. FRED JOEST PHOTO Trinity Baptist Church welcomes new members From left are: Sharon and Richard Humphries, Carol and Don Reynolds, Denise and Joe Sapaka, Associate Pastor Edward Schafer, Paul and Diane Werner, Tina and Drake Folliett, and Betty Zehring. For information on the church, call 813-634-4228. “ Enter into his gates with Thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! 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NOVEMBER 28, 2013 21 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 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 ...................................................4:00 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.org MASSESVigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass .....................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......... .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonSS 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 Area Obituaries Billie Jeannette DeFordBillie Jeanette DeFord, 75, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away November 20, 2013 after failing health of six months. Billie was married to Robert N. DeFord for 53 wonderful years. Billie was a skilled seamstress and designer of clothing. She crafted band, cheerleading uniforms, wedding apparel and countless other creative endeavors. She provided nurturing and loving guidance to her children and grandchildren. Billie was preceded in death by her parents Nettie Jeanette Oliver and Johnny Clyde Oliver, Sr.; brother Johnny Clyde Oliver, Jr.; sister Linda Clynelle Weed; and loving niece Terry Diane Lacman. Together she and Robert raised three children, Debra Cheek Blalock and husband Kevin Willis, Robert N. DeFord, Jr. and partner Dawn Hawk, Julie Renee Chawner and husband James Chawner. She is survived by grandchildren Nicholas Lee Blalock, Aaron Lynn Blalock, April Marie Bergmann, Kenneth Charles Bergmann, Danielle Renee Chawner, Lindsey Nicole DeFord Campion, and Dylan Robert DeFord; great grandchildren Kenneth Joseph Bergmann, Bella Rose Bergmann, Wyatt James Funk, and Michael Alan Campion, Jr; and sisters Helen Marie LaMar, and Nella Mae Whittemore. Graveside service were held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Fellowship Cemetery, Lithia, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Helen Janette FleischmanHelen Janette Fleischman, 92, born in Mayo, Florida and longtime resident of Sun City Center, passed away November 16, 2013. She attended Florida Southern College and then spent two years modeling in New York City. She was a straight-forward lady with a special fondness for orchids, cats, and country music. She was also a skilled golfer, winning multiple course championships in Sun City Center and Bradenton. While living on Anna Maria Island, she was an avid sports fisher as well, sharing many years of happiness with husband Salty Sol Fleischman. She was preceded in death by her husband Salty Sol; son Michael H. Sweat; brothers Bennett, Harold, Harvey, Hayward and Robert Elsberry. She is survived by sons Don Corwin, Jr., Marty (Susan) and Sol (Sandra) Fleischman, Jr.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; cousins Willard Elsberry and Barbara Culbreath; and special friend Georgia Mace amongst many others. John Jack R. GraserJohn Jack R. Graser, 79, of Sun City Center, passed away November 8, 2013 from complications of heart surgery. Jack had an exciting and full career as an executive of American Airlines working in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In 1990 he retired to Florida to take up golf and work at perfecting his tennis game in tournaments in Florida and throughout the country. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the National Cremation & Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave. in Ruskin. George W. LattaGeorge W. Latta, 96, of Sun City Center died on Wednesday, November 21 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was born on December 4, 1916 in Logan, Iowa, son of Walter and Amelda Carson Latta. He married Elaine Marie Hummel on June 25, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa. She died in 2004. Interment will take place in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Cedar Falls Western Home Foundation or Cedar Valley Hospice. Condolences may be left at www. LockeFuneralHome.com. Mary Molly SmeatonMary Molly Mansfield Campbell Smeaton, of Huntersville, North Carolina, died November 23, 2013. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 22, 1922 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She graduated from Columbia University Presbyterian School of Nursing in 1943. It was there that she met her late husband Jim, a Columbia University football player in the hospital with a broken leg. Her nursing career spanned 45 years including pioneering the Continuing Education Department of St. Anthonys Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. She held numerous offices, including president of District 13 Florida Nurses Association and was active in the Florida chapter of the American Red Cross. Molly kept an active nursing license until 80 years of age. She was a member of the altar guild of St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, Florida of which she was a member since 1958. She had a spirit of adventure and was a world traveler in her later years. Molly never met a stranger and was a friend, nurse and confidant of many. She spent six wonderful years as one of the girls on Grayston Place, Sun City Center, FL playing cards, celebrating birthdays and enjoying life. She was an active member of the St. John the Divine Episcopal church family. She volunteered for many causes and was a hospice volunteer until moving to Huntersville, North Carolina in November 2012. She is survived by her sister Flora Jespersen of Harrisburg, Pa.; children Jim (Linda) Smeaton of Riverview, Fla., Meg Smeaton of Huntersville, N.C., Suzanne Smeaton Gillespie (Ken) of New York City, N.Y. and Phyllis Smeaton, RN, of Huntersville, N.C.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association via www. cuphsonaa.org or Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036 or via www. donatehospice.org. A memorial service was held November 25 in Huntersville at the James Funeral Home. Mollys remains will be interred in the family plot in St. Peters Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J. on February 22, 2014. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Hospice for their compassionate care. Stewart Clinton Smith, 72, formerly of Ruskin, died November 12, 2013 at home in Piedmont Ala. He leaves behind son Marshall K. Smith; daughters Laurie A. Smith and Iris L. Smith, both of Piedmont, Ala.; three grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; sisters Sharon L. Toole of Ruskin and Judy Buzzell of Port Orange, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. No services were held.Ann Elizabeth Wright, 88, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Southern Comfort Assisted Living after a long battle with cancer. Ann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Carol and Tony Holbrook. She will be missed. Ann was born in the Bronx, New York City to Anna Elizabeth and Mercer Wright on February 27, 1925 but lived most of her life in Maryland. She enjoyed swimming, boating, bridge, knitting and crocheting. Ann worked for many years for the telephone company and then as a Realtor. She moved to Sun City Center, Florida with her daughter and sonin-law in 2000 where she enjoyed walking, pickleball and line-dancing. Many thanks to the staff of Southern Comfort Assisted Living in Ruskin, Florida and LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center, Florida for all of your care, love and support. Also, many thanks to Sun City Center Funeral Home. Although she requested that no services be held, donations may be made to C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter in Ruskin, Fla. Special Thanksgiving mass set for Prince of PeaceAt 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, Prince of Peace Catholic Church will celebrate a special Thanksgiving Day mass. During the mass, a special collection will be taken up to support the outreach ministries of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Prince of Peace is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information about the parish community, visit www.popcc.org.

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Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OMC1 EXP. 12/31/13 OK3 EXP. 12/31/13 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 12/31/13 OP 5 EXP. 12/31/13 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 12/31/13 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 12/31/13 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 12/31/13 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 12/31/13 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum $ 9 95Mens Quick ColorDiscreetly done at the shampoo bowl!Price will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. Riley Turner, left, plays the lead role in the opera. Thomas Neubert is his understudy.The Florida BoyChoir joins together with USF Opera to present a special Christmas performance for the entire family. The program opens with a concert of Christmas choral music by the ChoirBoys of the Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa BoyChoirs, along with alumni and mens voices. Part two of the performance is a fully staged production of Gian Carlo Menottis classic Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. The program will be accompanied by orchestra. Brian Collar, ChoirMaster, Conducting. Admission is $18.60 and $26.50; $10 for USF and SPC students. The first public performances is Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium Theater of St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Tickets at 727-822-3590. The second performance is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Straz Center in Ferguson Hall, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place in Amahl and the Night Visitors to be presented by Florida BoyChoir and USF OperaTampa. Tickets at 813-229-7827. Visit AmahlTickets.com for ticket links. Amahl and the Night Visitors, an opera in one act, was commissioned by the NBC Opera Theatre and first performed Dec. 24, 1951. It remains one of the most frequently performed operas of the 20th century. 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Santa will be on hand to grant your every Christmas wish and the Village artists will be displaying their latest one-of-a-kind creations for your holiday shopping pleasure. Support local businesses and artists and shop early for the holidays. Free. For directions and more information go to www.villageofthearts.com.

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CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Beautiful wooded lot, \024\021\025\026\003DFUHV\003]RQHG\003$&\020\024\021\003+LJK\003\011\003GU\)74(\017\003RXW\003RI\003RRG\003]RQH\021\003 R\003FORVH\003QHLJKERUV\021\003HDG\\000WR\003EXLOG\003RQ\003VR\003JHW\003\\000RXU\003SODQV\003UHDG\\000DQG\003MXPS\003RQ\003WKLV\021\003 $40,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. REDUCED PRICE RQ\003DOUHDG\\000ORZ\020SULFHG\003ORW\003QHDU\003,\020\032\030\017\003SDUN\017\003VKRSSLQJ\017\003PHGLFDO\003 DQG\003RIFH\003EXLOGLQJV\017\003XQLYHUVLW\)74(\021\003QFH\003KDG\003PRELOH\003KRPH\017\003DQG\003VWLOO\003KDV\003HOHFWULF\003 VHUYLFH\017\003ZHOO\017\003VHSWLF\017\003\003RXWEXLOGLQJ\017\003\003$OO\003LW\003LV\003PLVVLQJ\003LV\003\\000RX\003DQG\003\\000RXU\003QHZ\003GZHOOLQJ\021\003 Just $25,000. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 GREAT PRICE REDUCTION!! 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