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THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Brenda Knowles, editor/publisher, forged the good pathNorthside Baptist Church presented a live nativity scene for the community. See more of Mitch Traphagens photos of this event on page 5. Santa made a special appearance in South County this week. It wont be long now!! See more on page 14. The King is born! Observer News publisher and editor Brenda Knowles out in the community she has long served. Pictured above, she greets Linda Halperin of the Pelican Players during a recent reception in Sun City Center.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netOn September 11, 2001, publisher and editor Brenda Knowles called in a stop the presses. The Observer News, already on the way to print, would be changed at the last minute to reflect the breaking news of a national tragedy. The next day, the newspapers landed on driveways across South Hillsborough County, and were among very few weekly papers to provide up-to-date coverage of the terrorist attacks. The Observer News would go on to win a national award for that coverage. Millions of lives changed that day. Brenda Knowles life was certainly among them. One daughter lived in Washington, DC, her son was in the U.S. Navy, and she had every reason to be worried about both her nation and her family. But on that day, despite her own concerns, she changed the course of a community newspaper, she began a process that helped communities heal and prosper through her relentless focus on sharing good news and she built a business that has, even to this day, only increased in success, even while other newspapers have struggled and faltered. Through her commitment to the communities she served, she helped to showcase and accentuate the positives of the communities, while helping businesses reach a growing number of residents and visitors. The success of the newspapers has been a direct reflection of the attitude and outlook of the person who was in charge. Brenda Knowles, the longtime publisher and editor of the Observer News Publications, has announced plans to retire. The mark she has left, however, is indelible and her vision for the future remains on course. Her imagination is boundless and she has used that unparalleled quality to serve both read-Continued on page 9X Continued on page 20X VFW provides immediate help for children in crisisBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe Ruskin VFW Post 6287 donated 50 plush monkeys to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office last week. The soft, huggable toys will be used by deputies to provide comfort to children in crisis situations. When a child is involved in a traumatic incident such as domestic violence, an auto accident or a medical disaster, Sheriffs Office personnel keep these in their vehicles ready to give to a child to help combat fear and to provide comfort during a stressful time, said Ron Smith of the Ruskin VFW. Particularly with domestic violence, a lot of times it is a young childs first encounter with law enforcement and we dont want to leave them with that kind of memory of the uniform, said HCSO Corporal Jason Roberts. When we can take this, a stuffed monkey, and sit down and have a moment with the child one-on-one, I think it makes a big difference and we are very appreciative of you stepping out to help us out with that. And the donation by the veterans made an immediate impact. We are going to get these into the patrol cars tonight, Roberts said.For information about the VFW, visit www.vfwpost6287.com.Ron Smith of the Ruskin VFW shakes hands with HCSO Deputy Don Hess and Corporal Jason Roberts during the donation of toys used to comfort children in crisis situations. Corporal Roberts and Deputy Hess pack away some of the 50 stuffed monkeys donated by the VFW.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS Apollo Beach to host largest fireworks show in Florida this New Years EveBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSouth County residents wont have to travel to see the biggest fireworks show in Florida this New Years Eve. It didnt start out to be the biggest, or the best. Vic Granowicz just wanted to do something special to usher in the new year. Then sponsors heard about his plan and started signing on and that put it over the top. Now Granowicz is expecting to host the largest show in the state, according to Pytrotechnico fireworks company, which also hosts the fireworks for events held by the Yankees, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and many other significant happenings on a national scale. Fort Myers will be having a $25,000 show. But thanks to South County sponsors, the Apollo Beach mitchMITCH traphagen TRAPHAGEN FiILeE photoPHOTOshow has accumulated $27,500 worth of fireworks and promises to be the biggest show in the state. And they will host a celebratory party, to boot. Granowicz didnt start out to run shows or book entertainment. He moved to the area from Iowa in 1988 and attended the University of Florida and later became certified as an architect. My first [building] project was Lands End Marina, he said, sitting behind his desk in the main office there Dec. 12. After that, he designed Circles restaurant next door. Granowicz co-owns the marina with his sister Christie, but ever since she stopped working to have a baby, he runs pretty much everything. He is also in partnership at Circles, where his partners are executive chef Chris Bodensky and general manager Michael Takacs. Every New Years Eve, Granowicz holds something special for his guests at the waterfront restaurant. But this years event took on a life of its own. He decided to put $5,000 into a fireworks display, but he had no idea what that would buy. So he

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 3 NEARLY NEW SHOP(Located Sun City Center Plaza)The Nearly New Shop will be CLOSED from Dec. 23-Jan. 3Donations will be accepted during this period. Please call 813-642-9099 for information. Sales will resume January 8, 2014The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center wishes to thank our generous donors, loyal customers, dedicated volunteers and Bonnie W. for a very successful 2013. HAPPY HOLIDAYS South Shore Catholic Churches Our Lady Prince of Peace St. Anne of Guadalupe Catholic Church Catholic Church 16650 U.S. 301 S. 702 Valley Forge Blvd. 106 11th Ave., NE Wimauma Sun City Center Ruskin (813) 633-2384 (813) 634-2328 (813) 645-17144 p.m. English Mass 7 p.m. Spanish Mass with Childrens Christmas Play 4 p.m. Church and Conesa Center 11:30 p.m. Choral Singing followed by Midnight Mass 8 a.m. Mass followed by Reconciliation 3:30 p.m. Choral Singing 4 p.m. Vigil Mass 6:30 p.m. Childrens Choir 7 p.m. Family Vigil Mass 9 p.m. Vigil Spanish Mass 11:30 p.m. Choral Singing followed by Midnight Mass Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass 8 a.m. 10 a.m. and noon Mass 8 a.m.,10 a.m. and noon (All Masses in English)CHRISTMAS DAY CHRISTMAS EVE RIO CYPRUS www.recpoolsspasandmore.comrecpoolsspasandmore *SEESTOREFORDETAILS **KarmadoJrGrill ***WITHAPPROVEDCREDIT FANTASY CY CYPRUS HOLIDAYSA VINGS SALE!! BONUS!!!CHOOSE A SPA THAT IS IN STOCK AND RECEIVE UP TO A$1,000 BONUS PACKAGE *$1999 Grey, Granite or Sandstone$2899 Brownstone or Sandstone$2799 Grey, Granite or Sandstone$2495 Free Cover with Purchase E-Z FINANCING 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH**GRAND OPENING JACK DANIELS GRILL Made in the USAGrills start as low as $999 ** SAVE HUNDREDS ON THE NATIONS TOP SPA MANUFACTURERS! BULLFROG | SUNRISE | NORDIC | DREAM MAKER and STRONG. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!! Hundreds turn out to give pets a home for holidaysBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comFilling the parking lot an hour before the doors opened, pet lovers from all over the Bay area flocked to Hillsborough County Animal Services in Brandon on Dec. 14, all hoping to give a home to abandoned cats and dogs. Marge Werth drove from Tampa for Be the Way Home Before the Holidays to pick up a kitten for her granddaughter. Adopting at Animal Services means you are saving the life of an animal that might otherwise be euthanized, said Werth, who has two rescue dogs of her own. Sean Bostic was one of those who turned out early hoping to adopt a dog. A lot of these dogs were neglected or just abandoned, and I think this is the best way not only to give a gift but to give the gift of a home to a dog. Bostic said. Animal Services takes in more than 20,000 dogs and cats each year. The primary goal for the shelter is to reunite lost pets with their families and find homes for the remaining animals with new families or other rescue groups. A $20 adoption fee and advertising help draw pet lovers to the event, said Jackie Osborne, president of Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services. I think with all the controversy KEVIN BRADY PHOTOBrianna Brown, 7, checks out the cats at the Hillsborough County Animal Services event. X Celebrating the Birth of Christ Confession Schedule Saturday, December 21st 8:30 to 9:30am; 12 to 1pm; 3 to 3:50pm Sunday, December 22nd 9 to 9:50am; 11 to 11:50am Monday, December 23rd 7:30 to 7:50am; 12 to 1pm; 7:30 to 7:50am; 12 to 1pm; 4:30 to 5:30pm Tuesday, December 24th 8:30 to 9:30am; 12 to 1pm Christmas Mass Times Tuesday, December 24th Vigil 4:00 pm Conesa Center Vigil 4:00 p.m. Church 12:00 a.m. Midnight Wednesday, December 25th 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. www.popcc.org Ameriprise Financial Ameriprise Financial is one of the nations most recognized names. Ameriprise Financial is a full service investment rm, offering nancial planning, advice and related nancial services and products.It is always good to get a second opinion, call us today for your Complimentary ConsultationJohn M. Price, Financial Advisor, Managing Director Rick Tuberosa, Financial Advisor, Managing DirectorPrice & Tuberosa, a nancial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.(813) 634-5677 or (866) 687-8595The initial consultation provides an overview of nancial planning concepts. You will not receive written analysis and/or recommendations. Brokerage, investment and nancial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Ameriprise Financial does not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your tax advisor or attorney. 724783ACMR0913

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4 DECEMBER 19, 2013KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSMore than 300 people turned out for Be the Way Home Before the Holidays at the Hillsborough County Animal Services Dec. 14. All the animals are really well looked after and cared for here, said Ashley Sherman, an Animal Services volunteer who is hoping to study veterinary medicine at college. John V. Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified In-Office Procedure Safe, Effective, Affordable Insurance Accepted MedicareDont Wait Schedule Now! 813-634-9260 1.5 cc of Radiesse $525 Sclerotherapy $150 per session Botox $11 per unit Xeomin $10 per unitexpires Dec. 31, 2013 Holiday Specials WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Our Cushion Shop is worth the drive from ANYWHERE!Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices 813-876-1566 MLK Columbus Dr.Mac Dill Check us out at HOME DEPOTBEALLS 75College AveSun City Ctr BlvdCypress Village Blvd. Thursday Nights 5-7pm Cyndi Burger NOW SERVING BEER & WINE Thursday 2 For $25 French Fries & Friday $999 Saturday 8 oz. Queen Cut $11.9910 oz. King Cut $13.99813-633-3344 Sun. 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Fajita NightBuy 1 get 2nd1/2 OFF SPECIALstarting at$899 Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Free Low-E upgrade on Simonton House Windows. Energy Star Rated for a TECO Rebate! Call the Ofce for Details! Offer Valid: November 1st December 31st FREE about the shelter over the last 18 months, people want to see for themselves what is going on now that there have been a changes in leadership, Osborne said. Former Animal Services director Ian Hallett was transferred last month after complaints from animal welfare advocates. Osborne has some simple advice for those considering buying a pet for Christmas from a pet store: dont do it. I am an animal activist so I think pet stores tend to buy their dogs in particular and cats, too, from people who just breed them for profit. They are really not concerned with what happens with the animal and many times those animals end up here, Osborne said. You can get just about any breed of animal here, age, color, male or female, whatever you want and we normally will have it here and I am talking dogs or cats. I am heartened by the turnout here. Buying a pet as a surprise for a child on Christmas morning is never a good idea, Osborne said. We recommend the family come in and decide on the animal together. Dexter Barge, the countys code enforcement director who is running the shelter while the county looks for a full time replacement, said he was surprised by the turnout. The event has already exceeded our expectations. The parking lot was filling up 90 minutes before we even opened the doors. Our goal is to get out as many loving, well-cared-for animals into nice, loving homes. Its a win-win for everyone, Barge said. The turnout was very encouraging. The $20 adoption fee covered an initial checkup, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies tag and spaying/neutering. For anyone who missed the event, animals may be viewed at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ AnimalServices. Applications can be downloaded and printed out, but must be submitted in person at the shelter, 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. For more information, call the shelter at 813-744-5660.A home for the holidaysX

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Cypress Creek Elementary adopts deployed Marines for the holidaysAcross Hillsborough County Public Schools district, assistant principals of elementary schools sought the help and support of their teachers and staff. Each year the Assistant Principal Service Committee selects a minimum of two organizations to assist. This year one of those was to adopt a shop of deployed Marines. The goal was to provide a little bit of comfort to these Marines. Cypress Creek Elementary teachers and staff adopted a Marine shop for the holidays, each with ten Marines. Michelle Tranten, assistant principal, along with teachers and staff, set a goal of filling one large flat-rate USPS priority mail box for each Marine. Not only did they attain their goal of 10 boxes, they surpassed it. Cypress Creek Elementary filled 25 boxes. Each Marine in the shop will receive an individual large flat-rate priority mail box filled with a variety of snacks, toiletries, reminders of home, and handmade cards from students. The other 15 boxes are filled with additional snacks, books, envelopes, stamps, books, magazines, laundry detergent, toiletries, and more handmade cards. In order to cover the $425 shipping charges, Assistant Principal Tranten received a generous donation from the Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic in Ruskin. Donations are currently being collected from teachers and staff of Cypress Creek Elementary to cover the remaining shipping cost. She commented, I am honored to work with such a nurturing and caring group of teachers and staff at Cypress Creek Elementary. Their dedication extends beyond the walls of the classroom with the support they provide to our students, families, and community. Cypress Creek assistant principal Michelle Tranten displays two of the 25 gift boxes students filled for their Marines for the holidays. DECEMBER 19, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 Ruskin Elementary Terrific Kids for NovemberIn November, Ruskin Elementary School honored the following students as Terrific Kids for possessing the character trait of compassion: Noe Ortiz Villanueva, Demari Thurman, Liliana Reyes, Briana Alonzo, Rogelio Robledo, Jamarion Sanchez, Elex Crisp, Arianna Ochoa, Matthew Cordle, Joselin Rodriguez, Jared Ruiz, Madeline Cutler, Guadalupe Bernal Acosta, Sadie Potter, Alexa Soria, Dontaine Sterling, Kimberly Castillo, Ana Zepherino, Adrian Hernandez, Jaylah Juarez, Emily Rubio, Jaiden Gaylord Austin, Alissa McKinney, Ella Wheeler, Camille Francois, Briana Gonzalez, Jonathan Gonzalez Torres, Eliyah McNabb, Emily Vazquez, Aliyah Fernandez-Aguirre, Kailee Harper, Madison Gosney, Alexandro Rocha, Angelina Maurice, Jasmine Carty, Steven Gonzalez, Ivan Luna, Joshua Ortega, Elisabeth Heron, Jacqueline Rosales, Cruz (Trey) Lopez, Brianna Monrial, Samantha Skirvanie, Melissa Whitsel, Ruby Robles, Maria Calixtro, Johnny Fuentes, Lex Vega, Alondra Carranza, Makiya Sanchez, Skylee Tyler, Abigail Potter, William Morales, Tania Esparaza, Kevin Suarez, Abigail Lopez. Also in the photo are members of the sponsoring SunCity Center Kiwanis Club :Donna and Tom Braden, Charlene Wirick, and Principal Lisa Amos. Students who received the award but were not present for the photo were Celia Gomez, Sarah Guerrero, Yessenia Ortiz, Billy Elmore and Niyemah James.Jens MarketPlace now at Waterset the third Sunday of every monthJens MarketPlace has added a new location its growing list of sites: its inaugural stop at WatersetTM was Dec. 15 and it plans to return to the community the third Sunday of every month. The location will be The Landing & Cafe at 7012 Sail View Lane in Apollo Beach. The time will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jens MarketPlace is free to attend and is pet-friendly. Due to current road construction at the Waterset entrance, use the Covington Park Sub-Division entrance (one block east) and follow the signs to the event. Vendors will bring fresh local produce and foods, arts and crafts, set outside in a street market style. New vendors to Jens MarketPlace include Mr Ice Berg a soft ice cream truck, Miss Vis Caribbean Chicken and Simply Savory offering organic blneds of herbs and spices for delicious dips and sauces. Mickey OBryan will entertain shoppers with an assortment of jazz and holiday music. Shoppers can grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors, shop, relax and enjoy a fun day in the community. This will be the third location for Jens MarketPlace. Jennifer McCafferty, owner of Jens Market, Inc. stated, We are excited about partnering with Waterset to have a MarketPlace in this new and growing community. The Landing, with the lake behind, paved trails and a screened pavilion, is a perfect location for a community gathering. Plans for 2014 include miniclasses on organic and slow cooking methods, wine making and water safety for children. Waterset is a new master-planned community located between the established Newland communities of Covington Park and Mira Bay. Contact: Jennifer McCafferty Owner, Jens Market, Inc. 813846-1316, jennifer@jens-market. com. Mailing address: 235 Apollo Beach Blvd. # 140, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. The Landing at Waterset is the third location for Jens MarketPlace. Corr Elementary celebrates Terrific Kids for NovemberOn Dec. 6, Corr Elementary honored the following students for keeping a positive attitude: Pre-K Lazaro Anthony Castillo and Jayden Morino; K Tristen Brown, Sophia Mehle, Madison Todd, Cameron Paquette and Carlos Morales; 1st Sergio Ceballos, Alexandra Lopez, Jeymen Iturriaga, Emmanuel Perez, Mirykle Twillie, Nevaeh Joiner, Jose Sanchez, and Fernando Perez-Bustamante; 2nd Darien Osorio, Luke Nesmith, Mario Smith, Dominic Maldonado, Adalia Knight, Emily Cordova and Sunny Pierce; 3rd Ysamine Orhanli, Estrella Cruz-Campero, Aaliyah Joiner, Bushra Aydah, Emily Powers, Dulce Ariza and Azhia Jackson; 4th Mandy Sperendo, Jennifer Maldonado, Mia Laboy, Zaira Paredes and Mariana Rodriguez; 5th Collin Reinisch, Grace Haerther, Kevin Velazquez, David Muniz, Leslie Molina, Karrin Hailey, Grey Taylor and Emmanthony Tui. Really, my dear, when it comes to finding a professional, there is no substitute for our Business & Trade section. 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Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen ..................... Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons ........... Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister ... Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers It is a time of magic, love and goodwill to all. This weeks column is dedicated to a poem that a friend sent to me from South Africa. Online communications have shrunk the world and it just may be that these electronic conversations between average people from nations far and wide will help to give us the peace on earth and goodwill to men that we have all been looking for so long. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I did. I only wish I knew the author so that I could thank him or her for penning such touching words. Happy holidays. Dear Santa... Snowflakes softly falling Upon your window play, Your blankets snug around you, into sleep you drift away. I bend to gently kiss you, when I see that on the floor Theres a letter, neatly written, I wonder who its for. I quietly unfold it making sure youre still asleep, Its a Christmas list for Santa one my heart will always keep. It started just as always with the toys seen on TV, A new watch for your father and a winter coat for me. But as my eyes read on I could see that deep insideThere were many things you wished for that your loving heart would hide. You asked if your friend Molly could have another dad;By William Hodges It seems her father hits her and it makes you very sad. Then you asked dear Santa if the neighbors down the street Could find a job, that he might have some food, and clothes, and heat. You saw a family on the news whose house had blown away; Dear Santa, send them just one thing: a place where they can stay. And Santa, those four cookies that I left you for a treat, Could you take them to the children who have nothing else to eat? And as you fly your reindeer on this night of Jesus birth, Could your magic bring to everyone goodwill and peace on earth? Theres one last thing before you go so grateful I would be If youd smile at Baby Jesus in the manger by our tree. I pulled the letter close to me; I felt it melt my heart. Those tiny hands had written what no other could impart. And a little child shall lead them, was whispered in my earAs I watched you sleep on Christmas Eve while Santa Claus was here.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: A Christmas poem SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Book Discussion: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma Thursday, Dec. 19 at 2.p.m. Book discussion: As much a story about a young man and his friends trying to find their way in the world as a whipsmart exploration of the nature of truth and storytelling, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards will delight readers with its near perfect alchemy of emotional depth and warmth, formal playfulness, and sophisticated but always accessible exploration of what it means to grow up-Provided by publisher. Copies of the book are available at the Library. Early Closings Library will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 & Thursday, Dec. 26 Christmas Holiday Library is closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free progra.m.s offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Holiday DeadlinesThe Observer News will be closed December 25 The Deadlines will be moved up as follows for the 12/26/13 publicationNews Releases .............................. Wed., Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. Display Ads .................................... Thur., Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. Classified Ads ................................ Thur., Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.Questions call 813-645-3111

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 SPECIAL FOR 2 Includes: 2 Soup or Salad 2 Entrees Choose from: ’\016>SbWbS\016WZSb\016;WU\\000]\)] TJETBT1.2 TL16.74 0 0 18 498.1523 373.0804 Tm[(’\016VWQYS\\000>WQObbO ’\016:O[P\016AVO\\000Ya ’\016ASO`SR\016AOZ[]\\000BO^S\\000ORS ’\016;caaSZa\016WOPZ] (Spicy) 2 Desserts 1 Complimentary Bottle of Wine Available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, Wednesday through Saturday. 2 for $ 39 99 + tax Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin Please call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2 LUNCH: BcSa\034\033\016AOb\034\016\037\037\016O\034[\034\016b]\016"\016^\034[\034 DINNER: ESR\034\016\033\016AOb\034\016"\016b]\016&\016^\034[\034 BRUNCH: Ac\\000ROg\016\037\036\016O\034[\034\016b]\016"\016^\034[\034 called in the experts: Pyrotecnico. When they told him the largest display this year was in Fort Myers, he asked what they meant by “largest.” That’s when they told him about Fort Myers’ $25,000 price tag. To give him an idea he could picture, he was told that Clearwater’s July Fourth celebration has about $44,000 in fireworks; Tampa’s July Fourth show usually runs around $18,500; and Channelside shows off about $10,000 worth on the Fourth. That gave him an idea. Largest New Year’s fireworks show in Florida Continued from page 1 X ZONE PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO Vic Granowicz, architect and co-owner of Lands End Marina and partner in Circles Restaurant in Apollo Beach, has planned the largest fireworks show in Florida for this New Year’s Eve. Five thousand wasn’t enough. So sponsors started coming on board. “TECO matched us with another $5,000,” he said. Then others started coming. The list is so long we can’t name them all here. “With the help of the community, businesses are going to make this the best New Year’s Eve party ever,” he said. “Events will start with live music at 3 p.m., then later the Luna Blue Band [which is local] will start playing and continue until 2 a.m.” Fireworks will be launched from a barge floating behind Circles as midnight nears. Reservations are needed for seating and there are several times open for dinner reservations as well. For more information, call 813641-3275. Circles is located at 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. Church youth group supports puppy at Southeastern Guide Dog School The youth group at My Father’s House in Ellenton worked and saved for two years in order to raise $3,500 to name and support a puppy from the Southeastern Guide Dog School. They held car washes and bake sales and sold candy and subscriptions and finally the day arrived when Rev. Judi Carlton delivered a check to Nicholas Olson (shown above with his ambassador dog Bobby) of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The young people people have not yet selected a name for the puppy, but plan to pick one from Biblical scripture in the near future. Merry Christmas

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RiethATTORNEY AT LAW 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 200 Sun City Center, FL 33573 AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT*Your case may be referred to another lawyer for these matters.0003331348-01-c1 Dear Savvy Senior, What tips or products can you recommend to help make a home safer and more convenient for aging in place: My husband and I are in our 70s and dont have the money for any big renovations, but we want to do what we can to stay in our house as long as possible. Homebodies Dear Homebodies, There are lots of small adjustments and simple modifications you can do to make your home safer and livable as you age that are very inexpensive or completely free. Here are several to consider. Fall-Proofing Since falls are the leading cause of home injury among seniors, a good place to start is by picking up any possible clutter that can cause you to trip like newspapers, books, shoes, clothes, electrical or phone cords. If you have throw rugs, remove them or use double-sided tape to secure them. And if you have stairs, consider putting handrails on both sides. Good lighting is also very important, so add lamps or light fixtures where needed, and install brighter fullspectrum bulbs in existing fixtures to improve visibility. Also purchase some inexpensive plug-in nightlights for the bedroom, bathroom and hallways, and consider installing motion sensor lights outside the front and back doors and in the driveway. In the bathroom get some non-skid bath rugs for the floors, put a non-slip rubber mat or self-stick strips on the floor of the tub/shower, and have a carpenter install grab bars inside the tub/shower. And in the kitchen, organize your cabinets so the things you use most often are within easy reach without using a step stool. Simple Modifications Growing old can also bring about various physical limitations which can make your home more difficult to use. Some simple solutions, for example, that can help weak or arthritic hands is to replace round doorknobs with lever handles, or get some inexpensive doorknob lever adapters. The same goes for twist knob kitchen or bathroom faucets. You can easily replace them with lever faucet handles that you can purchase for a few dollars in most hardware stores, or get a single lever handle faucet installed. In the kitchen, you can make your cabinets and pantry easier to access by installing pullout shelves or lazy susans. And D-shaped pull-handles for the cabinets and drawers are also recommended because theyre more comfortable to grasp than knobs. In the bathroom consider getting a hand-held adjustable shower head installed, and purchasing a shower or bathtub seat, so you can shower from a safe seated position if need be. And for easier toilet access, purchase a toilet seat riser for a few dollars. This can make sitting down and standing up a little easier, especially if youre 6 foot or taller. And, if you get to the point where you need to use a walker or wheelchair, you can adapt your house :Simple Changes for Making a Home Senior-FriendlyTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller by installing ramps on entrance steps, and mini-ramps to go over high entrance thresholds. And, you can widen the doorways an additional two inches by installing swing clear offset door hinges. More Tips For many more tips, visit The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence website at homemods.org, and see The AARP Home Fit Guide (publication D18959) which offers dozens of modification suggestions to make your home safe and livable as you age. You can access it at online at homefitguide.org, or if youre an AARP member, call 888-687-2277 and ask them to mail you a free copy. Or, if you want personalized help, get an in-home assessment with an occupational therapist, or OT, who can evaluate your home, make modification recommendations and refer you to products and services to help you make improvements. 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12 OBSERVER NEWS DECEMBER 19, 2013Riverhills Magnet School hosts info sessionRiverhills Elementary Magnet School for International Studies has a new approach to learning: students dont just learn about experiences they experience to learn. The school is open for campus tours so you can see the magic in action. Contact Diana Favata, Lead Teacher, at 813-987-6911 x241 for more information or to schedule a visit. There will be an Information Session on Thursday, Jan. 16 for families interested in learning more about Riverhills and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Presentation begins at 5 p.m. with a campus tour to follow. You are invited to see the campus and inquire about what makes Riverhills unique. The magnet application window for the 2014-15 school year has opened for existing Hillsborough County public school students for online applications. All other interested families can print an application starting Jan. 14 at www.sdhc. k12.fl.us/choice/. The application window closes for all on Feb. 14 and families will receive their results in mid-March.Area businesses donate services to Mary & Martha HouseMary & Martha House would like to thank the two local businesses that stepped up to donate their time and services. While renovations were being done at one of the transitional homes, evidence of active termite damage was discovered and the house needed to be treated and tented. When the agency called the Golden Rule of Ruskin, the company they always depend on for service, Golden Rule partnered with a Tampa company for help. Haskell Termite & Pest Control, Inc. is the largest family-owned and operated pest control company in Tampa Bay. Thanks to the teamwork and generosity of both companies, the services were donated and the work was done quickly with minimal disruption to the residents. Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to homeless and abused women and their dependent children and serves all of Hillsborough County. For information about Mary & Martha House, call 813-645-7874. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Bedtime Stories Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Early Closings Library will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 & Thursday, Dec. 26. Christmas Holiday Library is closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25. Tampa Sailing Squadrons Group of Seven Drew Barrett, Andy Tucker, Loretta Corder, Dave/Sue Richardson and Dave/ Francine Webb recently enjoyed a leisurely barge trip on the Seille and Saone Rivers through the heart of France, experiencing the real France. It was a great way to see the country at a slow pace, but this isnt a story about the quaint little villages along the way, nor is it about the wineries. Its not even about the cuisine, although we did sample Tartiflette, Boeuf Bourgignon, Andouillette, Crepes, Lapin Dijonaise, French Onion Soup and enjoyed daily croissants. Mais non! This is about Angelique. Who is Angelique? Loretta spotted her first, asking, Is that a feather in her mouth? Closer inspection revealed that a fishing lure was caught in the swans mouth and on her neck, preventing her from lowering her mouth to drink or eat. Since we couldnt coax her to come to us, we decided that the best course of action was to corner her and get her on land. Dave Richardson made good use of a nearby life ring by throwing it across the narrow inlet and with Andys help, directed her toward land where we could catch her. By this time, we were attracting a small crowd of onlookers. Dave then caught Angelique and Sue tried to remove the lure but, without the right tools, was unable to remove the barbed lure. As the only French-speaking individual, I asked the onlookers if there was a vet around. Three teenaged boys volunteered to run to the vets and ask if this poor swan could be helped. We were instructed to bring Angelique to the vets which was a good half mile away. I accompanied Dave (Richardson) as he carried Angelique (who must have weighed a good 25 lbs.) while trying to convey a feeling of reassurance to the poor swan. Needless to say, after a while Dave needed a rest. Fortunately, some of the locals had followed us and one couple went home, returned with a cage and their car and gave us a lift to the vets office. Once there, it took the vet a good 30 minutes to remove the lure from neck and mouth and it was painfully obvious that Angelique was hurting. Once the lure was re-Who is Angelique? By Francine Webb moved, the vet gave Angelique an antibiotic injection, massaged the swans throat until she could swallow water and provided us with meds to give her for the next day or two. Our French friend drove us back to the boat, leaving the cage with us. Oddly enough, when we went into town for dinner later, we found that word got around about our feat as one of the local shopkeepers asked if we were the ones who saved the swan. The next morning, Angelique was given her meds and as she seemed much better, we released her but not until we took some pictures. I should make it clear that we dont really know if Angelique is male or female she just seemed like a shy female needing help and the name, Angelique, seemed to suit her. What a memory!Across the nearly 6 million acres in Floridas wildlife management area (WMA) system, officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) can be found atop buggies, operating all-terrain vehicles, in patrol trucks and on foot. One part of their job is to patrol public lands. This time of year, many hunters are also in the woods, too, scouting or enjoying archery season, and other nature-lovers are taking advantage of the cooler weather. Through state, federal and private partnerships, Florida boasts many diverse and exciting public hunting opportunities. The FWC encourages adults and children to get out and enjoy all the state has to offer, and its officers make sure that people do so safely and responsibly. We want people to be safe outdoors and the resources to be around for generations to come, said the FWCs Lt. Albert Wass de Czege, a field supervisor in northwest Florida. Safety while hunting is of paramount importance, which is why hunter safety courses are required for most hunters. FWC officers make sure all bag and size limits are followed, appropriate methods and equipment are used, and that hunters are hunting during the right hours and possess the necessary license and permits. We also check that all users, not just hunters, are being safe and responsible in our WMAs, Wass de Czege said. They should be operating on open roads or trails, staying off closed roads, following speed limits and showing courtesy to others. As more people hit the woods this fall, FWC officers may set up surveillance and plain-clothes details and use radar devices to accomplish this. Also, they are just a phone call away if people find themselves in need of assistance. Violations involving licenses and permits could warrant a $50 fine plus the cost of the license. Penalties can escalate for people with recent previous violations. Some hunting and other violations can lead to more serious consequences, including higher fines and even jail time. If you follow all posted information and treat others and the resources with respect, you will be setting your self up for a great time in the outdoors, Wass de Czege said. All safety precautions and resource laws are of vital importance, on both public and private lands. Those hunting on public lands just need to re-Protecting Paradise: Stay safe, be responsible on public lands By Katie Purcellmember a few extra things: illegal drugs. materials at recognized campsites and thoroughly extinguish flames and embers before leaving. Be sure of the specific rules for the area in which you plan to visit. You can go to MyFWC.com/Hunting and click on WMA Brochures for more information. Remember to report any suspected fish, wildlife or boating violations by calling 888-404-3922, texting Tip@ MyFWC.com or going online to MyFWC.com/WildlifeAlert. Editorial note: Protecting Paradise provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC officer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about fishing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make. This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It will feature different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Floridas people and beautiful natural resources for years to come.The Arts Council of Hillsborough County is accepting applications from local artists for grants of up to $2,000 from its 2014 Individual Artist Grant program. This grant program funds specific projects that will further the artists career. The grant program provides money to experienced artists who are 18 years or older and a resident of Hillsborough County since January 2012. Degree-seeking students and full-time faculty in higher education are ineligible. Applications for grants are considered from artists in the theater, visual, dance, music, literary, media and folk art disciplines. The Individual Artist Grants are reimbursement-type grants and only expenses that take place during the grant period of March 1Sept. 30, 2014 are covered. Applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of arts professionals. Applications are evaluated on: ect to contribute to the artists personal growth project on the community mitment to personal artistic development budget work samples Artists interested in applying should visit the Individual Artist Grant program page of TampaArts. com for details on program guidelines, eligibility requirements and applications or call 813-276-8250. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. About the IAG program: The Arts Council of Hillsborough County provides grants to individual artists, cultural groups and community organizations. Since 1989 it has awarded more than $640,000 to Hillsborough artists. Brandon Regional Hospital announces community events for DecemberBrandon Regional Hospital has a number of activities set for the Brandon, unless otherwise noted. Classroom C, Suite 258 Classroom B, Suite 260 p.m., Classroom A, Suite 262 Suite 262 2014, 6 p.m., Classroom B, Suite 260 Seating is limited and reservations are advised. For more information and to register call 813-653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital. com. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery, 813-571-5105 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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14 DECEMBER 19, 2013 Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, and Joseph Lang offer investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Approved Auto Repair Center We participate in AAA Dollars Program (813) 645-0339 $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars Owners: Lee & Julie Davis DROP BOX How about aGIFT CERTIFICATEfrom At Home Auto? DANCERS CHOREOGRAPHED BY The Perfoming Arts Company of SCC presents at the ROLLINS Did the man make the music? or... Did the music make the man? STARRINGLew Resseguie January 8th 7pm GalaJanuary 9, 10, 11, 16, 17,18 7:30 nightly with 2:30 matinee on January 18 Tickets $10$12 after Jan 1 The show will go on after the curtain closes with a champagne and dessert gala & a chance to meet the stars of Sinatra! JANUARY 8TH 7:00 pm $25 SHOW & GALA tickets available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk Monday Friday 9am noon credit card sales813.400.7803 www.performingartscompany-scc.org Michael Boyer Ellen Kleinschmidt Kristen Zemina Alejandro Estrada Alex Council Michael Peacock Teri Council Dan Tackitt FEATURING HOLIDAY DEADLINES The Observer News office will be closed Wed., Dec. 25, for Christmas and Wed., Jan. 1, for New Years. All news deadlines will advance to Friday, Dec. 20 and Friday., Dec. 27, respectively.Santa Claus has been busy on his annual world tour and has paid special attention to South Hillsborough with numerous visits to the area this year. This weekend he was at Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin, listening to the Christmas wishes of children and passing out candy canes. It was purely coincidental, of course, that he bears a passing resemblance to Hydro Harvest Farms owner John Lawson. For more information visit www.hydroharvestfarms.com.Santa visits Hydro Harvest FarmsMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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Many were gliding across the water in the moonlight, With their entire boats in Christmas lights. What a sight to see. Boats decorated with Christmas trees. Friends were being made With anglers of all age. All boats were anchoring in a circle Making room for others, Talking as if they were brothers. Kind words were in the air None seem to have a care. No one came to fish, Fish Tales were being told, Mostly by the old. Mullet were jumping through the night, But not a net was in sight. The sharks were hanging around, Thinking food may be found. Permit were there out of sight, Afraid of the noise of the night. Sailfish were gliding along, As the sounds of the waves played a song. The tarpon were sailing up in the air, Putting on a show for all to share. Spanish mackerel were nearby Watching the boats with an evil eye. Flounder were sleeping below on the sand, But soon wakened with the voice of man. Redfish were playing hide and seek, Popping up to take a peek. The amberjacks were having a ball, Ready to join the party at any call. All of the trout were in a hole Afraid that someone might have a fishing pole. The group grew larger and larger, With each arrival, the sounds were louder. It soon was midnight and a huge cloud appeared Together they yelled, Look, its Santa Claus and his reindeer. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Good Health and Good Cheer We hope we all can repeat this next year! Motors started to roar... With all going ashore.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Merry Christmas on the waterways

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16 DECEMBER 19, 2013 LA Fitness Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical SAVE $100Some restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. 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Exp. 12/31/13 CR39$25* $25* with rebateon a Complete Pair of Glasses SAVE $ 100 INTRODUCINGLuxuriously soft. Exceptionally durable. DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTS DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE SUPPORTS MADE IN AMERICA! Your Flooring & Window Treatment Experts.... 22 Years Strong! DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS THE 2011 & 2012 Your Civil Air Patrol at workThe Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was formed Dec. 1,1941, as a local coastline defense effort against German submarines.They flew only singleengine light aircraft, but are still credited with sinking one, and possibly two, submarines. They assisted in national surveillance, national security and air messenger service. Today CAP is known as The United States Air Force Auxiliary, and is still very active. All members are volunteers. Of the three main focus areas of CAP, Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services, Emergency Services is Civil Air Patrols busiest function. It includes air search and rescue, disaster relief such as for floods, tornados and hur ricanes, sundown patrols to search for boats in distress, aerial photography, and can even supplement local police agencies searching for per sons who may have gone missing in rural areas. They can hunt down the source of an aircrafts errant emer gency locator transmitter just to be sure its a faulty device and not an actual downed aircraft. When a CAP squadron is called upon to search for a missing aircraft there is also a team on the ground that will follow-up once the aircraft has identified the location of the incident. Senior squadrons are for adults over age eighteen. However, there are many cadets involved. Teenagers may serve in a cadet or composite squadron (seniors and cadets) until they reach their 18th birthday. If they wish to continue serving after they reach 18, they must join a senior squadron. Seniors can be retired, or still a contributing member of the workforce. Cadets are generally middle and high school students. The CAP was extremely active dur ing the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and flew hundreds of hours tracking the spill. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center designates which military unit or CAP squadron will handle or assist in any emergency. CAP flies Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 aircraft which are provided by the Air Force. As of October 2013 there are approximately 25,000 cadets and 34,000 seniors in squadrons nationally. On Saturday, Nov. 2, approximately 35 members met at the Tampa Executive Airport, home base of the Hillsborough One Senior Squadron, for a Search and Rescue Exercise that offered members the opportunity to hone their skills and perform the duties necessary to qualify for new certifications. Members from Pinellas Senior Squadron and squadrons from Brandon, Tampa, Clearwater, Zephyrhills and Brooksville attended. The group used these opportunities to hone its skills, procedures and teamwork as pilots, scanners, radio operators, observers, airborne photographers, ground search and rescue team members and mission staff assistants. The operations were a genuine success that once again proved how well different units of the Civil Air Patrol work together. The Civil Air Patrol is authorized to market its services to government or private entities. Their services are available 24/7. The squadrons are always looking for civic-minded people who want to make a difference. This includes pilots. In order to fly a CAP aircraft a pilot would first have to meet the requirements as a Scanner before being checked out as a pilot. While they dont fly every day, there are many missions that they fly regularly, not only for training, but also as search and rescue efforts. If you want additional information about a CAP squadron in your area just Google Civil Air Patrol and the city in which you are interested. The results of your Google search will provide specific information such as meeting days, times, locations, contact names and phone numbers. If you want information on how to become a member, contact Capt. Sam Chiodo, Squadron Commander, Hillsborough One Senior Squadron at 813-748-4139 or email him at samchiodo@verizon.net. Anyone interested in the CAP may stop in whenever there is a meeting being held. The Hillsborough One Senior Squadron meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9334 Vandenberg Airport Rd. in Tampa. This address is at the south end of the former Vandenberg Air port, which is now known as Tampa Executive Airport.

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 17 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case The S.S. American Victory will host an unparalleled viewing of Tampas annual holiday Boat Parade of Lights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. The event will serve as a fundraiser to help support the maintenance of the historic World War II-era vessel. Promising the best seats in Tampa for the lighted boat parade, the event will also include music and light refreshments. The ship will most certainly provide the most unique and exciting vantage point for the parade. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for youths 4-12, and $7 for seniors, members of the military and veterans. For information, call 813-228-8766 or visit www.americanvictory.org.American Victory offers best and most unique seats for Tampa boat paradeMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Stephen Foster Festival of LightsWhite Springs, now through Dec. 31. Over 5 million holiday lights! Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Model train display, outdoor movies, snow machine, crafters and more. www.floridastateparks. org/stephenfoster/Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival Fellsmere, January 16 19, 2014. Fun, food and entertainment for the entire family! Frog leg and gator tail dinners served each day. Enjoy all the wild and crazy rides for the young as well as the more adventurous. www.froglegfestivalDay trips: Fun things to do around FloridaBok Tower Gardens Lake Wales. Now through Jan. 5, Christmas Carillon Concerts every Thursday and Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m.; tours of Edward Boks home, the 20-room Pinewood Estate mansion. December 21, hands-on workshops will help you create your own holiday dcor. boktowergardens.orgManatee County Fair Palmetto, January 16-26, 2014, www.manateecountyfair.comDeSoto County Fair Arcadia, Jan. 17-26, 2014, www. desotocountyfair.orgCharlotte County Fair Port Charlotte, Jan. 31 Feb. 9, 2014, www. thecharlottecountyfair.comChalo Nitka Festival, Glades County Youth Livestock Show and Chalo Nitka RodeoMoore Haven, Feb. 24 March 1, 2014, www.chalonitka.comFlorida Strawberry Festival Plant City, Feb. 27 March 9, 2014, www.flstrawberryfestival. com. Indulge in the Festival of Chocolate MOSI will host the fourth annual Festival of Chocolate, Floridas largest all-chocolate themed event Saturday through Monday, Jan. 18 20, 2014. Sponsored in part by Bank of Tampa, the Festival of Chocolate will feature amazing chocolate indulgences, the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show and a live cake-decorating competition. The event features the areas best chocolate and confection companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate. Award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers will host interactive demonstrations, sharing techniques and tricks of the trade, and the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show returns on Jan. 18, featuring chocolatewrapper fashion for the couture crowd. On Jan. 19, a live cake decorating competition will give artistic creations a tasty twist. Entrance into the Festival of Chocolate is included with the purchase of MOSI admission (Adults: $21.95; Children: $17.95). Each adult ticket purchased in advance will receive two dollars in chocolate coins to spend at the Festival. MOSI Members pay only $10 per ticket for adults, and member children 12 and under can attend for free. Members can buy tickets in advance at 987-6000 or by visiting mosi.org.

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I came to M&M Printing [parent company of The Observer News] eight years ago and she greeted me with the biggest smile, said M&M Printing CEO Wes Mullins. She has always been positive. She always liked to be the good news newspaper. Anytime something negative would come in, if it was for the better of the community, she would print it but it would just turn her inside out. Mullins went on to say that as the head of the company, he never had to worry about the newspaper division. She took care of all aspects of it. Her vision of where the paper was, where it was going, was always right. During her tenure, The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current newspapers have won hundreds of awards for editorial and advertising excellence from the Community Papers of Florida (CPF), an organization that represents newspapers serving nearly nine million people. CPF has known Brenda Knowles for a number of years, said Dave Neuharth, CPF Board Secretary. She has been a strong supporter of the association and participated in the CPF classified network that provides the funds that has made this association a success. We thank her. Without a doubt, as a publisher that led a small group of publications, the papers excelled under her leadership. The newspapers won top awards in the annual Best of the Best awards contests and she can be proud of the excellence her staff added to this annual event. I havent said thank you enough over the years, said M&M Printing owner Mickey Mixon. And those awards and that recognition were a good pat on the back. She could take a lot of pride in what she was doing. So many newspapers today have lost sight of that, sacrificing quality. Brenda didnt lose sight of that. Through her personality and vision, Knowles had a knack for attracting and retaining talented people in all aspects of the newspaper, from sales to creative to editorial. She provided the direction and then allowed those people the freedom to fulfill the vision she had. Brenda was a company girl, Mixon continued. It was never about me, it was always about us. She did the best she could to hire the best people she could get. And then when she got them, she gave them a task and got out of the way. Mixon and Knowles first met in 1969 when Mixon and his wife invited Knowles and her husband over for grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. A friendship was forged and nearly 20 years later, in 1988, Knowles joined M&M Printing as a sales person for classified advertising. Her drive, optimism and success paved the way for her rapid rise to editor and then to publisher. Just a week or so ago I was talking to her, Mixon said. I told her, you know, Brenda, were lucky. For the past 20 some years, weve both been able to do what we wanted to do. We didnt get rich, but we played a role. We kept 18 to 25 families alive for a long time. Brenda is a really big part of the community and she has played a big role in the community. The Observer News has grown consistently over my years here, Mullins said. And that was solely due to Brenda and the team she put together. Even during the recession, Brenda did not skip a beat the papers continued to grow. Her vision has been impressed upon her team and has developed over the years to make The Observer News the good news newspaper. The many nonprofit organizations serving those in need in South Hillsborough always knew they could count on Knowles to help them help others by reaching the ever-growing population of the area. But as dedicated as she was to the communities, she was, perhaps, even more dedicated to her staff. That was not unrequited. Her good heart and commitment has been the foundation of her success and much more. She is and remains a boss who is dearly loved by all those who work for and with her. I have worked for seven newspapers in Hillsborough County since 1982, and I have to say working with Brenda has been the best experience of all, said Observer News freelance writer Penny Fletcher. She lets me use my creativity and go outside the box if a story calls for something special. She has allowed me to use my talent in ways I could not do at other area media. But she isnt just a great boss; shes a really good person. I hadnt worked for her two weeks when I had to go into Tampa General Hospital for a week and when I came home she brought food to my house and stayed and talked like she had all the time in the world, when I knew she was busy. I knew right then what kind of a person she was. Brenda Knowles is a woman who chose to serve her readers, communities and advertisers on a fateful day in September twelve years ago and on every day. She chose a path not of exploitation The writer and the boss: Brenda Knowles with some of the hundreds of awards won during her tenure for editorial and advertising excellence from the Community Papers of Florida.MICHELLE TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBrenda has always been and is the most positive person I have ever met in my life, said M&M Printing CEO Wes Mullins. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Brenda Knowles, editor/publisher, forged the good pathX but of healing, of service, of accentuating the positive. She forged that path well before 9/11 and continued it long after. Her heart was, and continues to be, in the right place and with that success came naturally. Her children are all successful, Mixon said. Not only is she a great editor, but shes also a great mom. How could I ask for more than that? While those in the newsroom will feel her absence acutely, her presence will remain firmly in place. She genuinely loved her communities, her newspapers and her staff and that love is returned. Brenda Knowles helped to make the communities and those who work for her better in so many ways. She forged the good path. M&M Printing CEO Wes Mullins has assumed the role of Publisher. Creative Director Chere Simmons, who, like Knowles, first joined The Observer News in 1988, will assume the duties of editor for the publications.

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 25Air Force Airman James Cuevas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cuevas is the son of Hilda Diaz of Riverview, Fla., and Alberto Cuevas of Lynn, Mass. He is a 2010 graduate of Riverview High School. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colby T. Fairfax graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Fairfax is the son of Kevin and Nanci Fairfax of Riverview. He is a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School. Air Force Airman Brandon E. Gorgas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Gorgas is the son of Erich and Dustina Gorgas of Riverview. He is a 2008 graduate of Newsome High School, Lithia. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Benjamin Miranda graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Miranda is a 2005 graduate of Riverview High School. Air Force Airman Jarryd N. Rita graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rita is the son of Kimberly and Antonio Rita of Riverview. He is a 2012 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. These airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Army Pvt. Carlos A. Galeano has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Galeano is the grandson of Miguel Coll of Riverview. Army Pvt. Richard W. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Hall is the son of Christina Hall of Apollo Beach. He is a 2011 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. During the nine weeks of training, each soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.In Uniform New SSSAR officers are Gordon Bassett, President; Chuck Hawley, Vice President; Charles Dean, Secretary; and Luther Lloyd, Registrar. Included with officers in photo is Dan Hooper, regional vice president FLSSAR. Not in photo: William Love, Treasurer.SSSAR chapter officers are electedAt the South Shore Sons of the American Revolution luncheon meeting held at Freedom Plaza on Nov. 2, the following current 2013 officers were re-nominated and reelected for 2014: Gordon Bassett, President; Bill Love, Treasurer; Luke Lloyd, Registrar. Newly nominated and elected were Charles Dean, Secretary; Chuck Hawley, Vice President; Al Tisdale, Chaplain; Jim Pearson and Cliff Knox, Governors/Members at Large for two-year terms; Chip Churchill and Don Gunn, one-year terms. Jack Bolen was reaffirmed as the Tampa Chapter advisor/liaison to the South Shore Chapter. Appointed to chair committees were: Luke Lloyd, Awards; Chip Churchill, Publicity; Don Gunn, JRROTC; Jim Pearson, Law Enforcement; Chuck Hawley, Web Master. At the same meeting Compatriot Charles Alfred Churchill was given an award citation and the Bronze Roger Sherman Medal in recognition of his long years of SAR service and his hard work in helping create the South Shore SAR chapter. All officers were inducted at the Saturday, Dec. 7 luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza. Wives of SAR members and DAR members are welcome to attend all monthly meetings. The South Shore SAR Chapter serves the communities of Apollo Beach, Brandon, Ruskin, Riverview, Sun City Center, Gibsonton, Wimauma and Valrico. Activities include a variety of programs that promote the patriotic, educational and historical interests resulting from the American Revolution. Anyone wishing to attend a future meeting should call Treasurer Bill Love at 813-634-2749. Locally created art is donated to Hillsborough CountyHillsborough Countys visual art collection is richer after acceptance by the Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 6 of two donations recommended by the Public Art Committee. The first donation, North/South/ East/West Tampa, is a suite of four mixed-media photographic assemblies by Steven S. Gregory celebrating the history and character of all parts of Tampa. Gregory, a photographic artist whose work is rooted in his innate curiosity, had his first public showing at the 2005 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, where he was chosen as the Best Emerging Artist. Since then he has received a Hillsborough County Individual Artist Grant, a State of Florida Artist Fellowship, and was commissioned as a City of Tampa Photographer Laureate. His photographs are in numerous collections throughout the country, including: Polk Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Florida State University, Tampa General Hospital, Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP, Robert & Elizabeth Sanchez Collection, and the City of Tampa Public Art Collection. The donated artworks will initially be displayed in County Center. The second donation, the 12-foothigh sculpture Key Tree, provided by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, was a collaboration between Robert G. Woods, a Plant City artist, and 60 fifth grade students of Tampa Palms Elementary School. Woods pursues his artist journey through commissioned sculptures incorporating various North/South/East/West Tampa by Steven Gregorymaterials, such as stainless steel, cold steel, brass copper, blown glass and paint. He created the steel tree sculpture, and approximately 4,000 keys were collected and installed on the trees 14 ridged branches as a student project partially funded by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. The sculpture will be installed on the rear patio of the New Tampa Library. Hillsborough Countys Annual Public Art Plan enhances the appearance of public buildings and spaces to expand the historical, cultural, and creative knowledge of citizens. The Public Art Program has not accepted a donation of artwork since 2008 when Winter Morn on the Alafia was donated by Ronald Friedman. The Public Art Program has installations at 37 different locations across Hillsborough County and all are open to the public for viewing. Recent installations include: Fructose of Orthos sculpture at MOSI, by Robert Chambers Where Do We Go? murals at Brandon Head Start, by Michael Parker Ride the Sky mural at Apollo Beach Skate Park, by Tim Payne William of Orange photograph at Animal Services, by William Wegman Mangrove photograph at Seffner Mango Branch Library, by Carlton Ward Images and locations of the public art in Hillsborough Countys collection can be found online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=2114.Jewelry is on the wish lists of a quarter of respondents in a 2013 holiday survey by the National Retail Federation. Is it on yours? Choices are many when it comes to gifting with necklaces, earrings or bracelets. If youre shopping for costume jewelry, there are no rules. This generally low-priced option allows you to pick pieces without being concerned about being ripped off. But if youre shopping for real bling diamonds, gemstones or pearls youll want to wade carefully into the jewelry aisles to be sure youre not taken for a ride. Start by doing your homework. Several websites outline differences between 24K gold and 14K gold, diamonds vs. cubic zirconia, natural gemstones vs. laboratory-created gemstones and cultured pearls vs. imitation pearls. Doing this research will also help you determine what you can reasonably afford. Another key to buying the perfect piece of jewelry is to know what the recipient likes and wears. Does she wear mostly colorful and chunky costume jewelry? Or does she opt for gemstone pendants? Does she (or he) wear studs or hoops? Does he prefer tungsten or copper? When youre ready to shop in earnest, Better Business Bureau Serving West Florida advises: Location. If youre interested in trying a new or unfamiliar online merchant, ask the company for its physical location (address and phone number) so you can check its BBB Business Review at www.bbb. org; or through BBBs online mobile app accessible on your Smartphone at m.bbb.org. Know their policies. Determine the companys refund and return policies before you buy. If online companies cant offer concrete commitments on how they will handle any potential problems you may have with their products or services, reconsider doing business with them. Understand all the charges. Be sure you have a thorough understanding of everything involved before placing an order. Be clear on the total cost of the transaction, including tax, any shipping and handling and other related charges. Better Business Bureau advises ...What to look for when buying jewelryKnow the terms of any product or service guarantees, including any known delays or shortages of stock. Find out how long it will be before you receive your order. Guard your personal information. Only provide your credit card number online in a secure environment. Look for the prefix https:// in the URL box listing the websites address to be sure that the site you are using is secure. Review the companys Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information may be used. Ask about post-holiday policies. If youre buying as a gift, ask whether it will accept returns when the season is over. If not, consider buying elsewhere or taking more time to be sure the item is exactly what you want before making the purchase. Third party seals of approval. Make sure any third party seals of approval are current and can be verified to confirm the companys commitment to those standards. To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit BBB.org. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 27 Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. CLOSED Christmas Day (Wed., Dec. 25) CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 1/23/14MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBN 131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 1/2/14 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons BUSINESS BRIEFSWinn-Dixie announces holiday hoursAll Winn-Dixie stores will open at their regular time and close at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, with pharmacies closing at 5 p.m. All WinnDixie stores will be closed on Christmas Day. In addition, all Winn-Dixie stores will be open during regular hours on New Years Eve and New Years Day; however, pharmacy hours will vary. All pharmacies will close at 5 p.m. on New Years Eve and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Years Day.Niche cruises become new popular travel trendThemed cruises are a popular new trend for travelers looking for something different. Now cruises are being tailored to travelers taste in music, art, and culinary intrigue. AAAs newest niche cruise, Rocky and the Rollers Rockin the Caribbean (Royal Caribbean Lines), is the most popular with more than 2,500 people booked. There is such a growing demand for niche travel that AAA will expand its portfolio to 60s, disco, country, and jazz cruises. Were also creating special interests trips focused on sports, culinary, and the arts, said Julio Soto, AAA Travel director. Rockin the Caribbean Cruise sails to the Western Caribbean on April 27, 2014. The final day to book is January 14. To reserve a cabin, contact your local AAA office.A second generation joins A-1 Connection RealtyA second generation has again joined A-1 Connection Realty in Sun City Center. Greg and Kathy Bolduc have been coming to SCC to visit family for the past 20 years. Their decision to follow in the real estate footsteps of Kathys mother Pat Wilbert and aunt Beverly Parker was driven by the desire to continue the successful real estate path athat was laid before them. The experience that Greg and Kathy bring with them will be extremely beneficial for their future clients. Greg brings a 25 year business career with a Fortune 500 company and most recently as an owner of an excavating business. As for Kathy, she has a 30+ year career in the social services field as well as being a certified real estate agent in the states of Ohio and Massachusetts. Kathy has also been helping out at Beverlys Estate Sales in the SCC area. You can reach this second generation team by contacting the A-1 Connection Realty office at 813-633-2020 or directly at 781-706-1445 (Greg) or 774-454-3499 (Kathy).Left to right, are Beverly Parker, Kathy Bolduc, Greg Bolduc and Pat Wilbert of the A-1 Connection Realty team. Edward Jones Ranks No. 1 in National SurveyFor the 19th time, the financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked number one in the WealthManagement.com/REP magazine annual survey of the nations six largest financial services firms, according to the following Edward Jones financial advisors in the South County area. Road 674, can be reached at 813-633-0044. REP. magazine randomly selects financial advisors nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories. Edward Jones overall score was 9.5 out of 10 possible points. The firm scored top marks across the board, earning near perfect scores in overall ethics (9.8) and public image (9.7), according to WealthManagment.com. For more information about Edward Jones, please contact an area advisor or visit www.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

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28 DECEMBER 19, 2013 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES:SUNDAY8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. .........................................Traditional Service10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. .......................................Traditional Service4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Wimauma Church of GodSunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Without the abundance of the heart nothing great can happen. Paul Tillich Area Obituaries Lorraine K. CaldwellLorraine K. Caldwell, 91, of Riverview passed away December 9, 2013. Lorraine was born July 29, 1922, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late James and Hattie Mae Bailey, Sr. Lorraine opened the first beauty salon in Riverview and provided services for 40 years. Lorraines body will rest next to her husbands, the late Malcolm Caldwell, in Hackney Cemetery. Per her wishes, there will be no services. Lorraine is survived by sons Roger Van Fleet and Herbert Van Fleet; daughters Jacqueline Nanwani and Ginger Hodge; brother Cecil Bailey; sisters Marjorie Patterson, Barbara LeDoux, and Lois Hart; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle, 1218 7th Ave. East, Bradenton, Florida 34208. Arrangements by Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Riverview.Donald Joseph CantwilDonald Joseph Cantwil, 81, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away December 9, 2013. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Columbus Equipment as a Field Service Engineer and later worked for Freedom Plaza as a driver for 16 years. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jo Ann; children Diana (Tim) Erdmann, Donald P. (Debra) Cantwil, Deborah Petersheim (David), Dawn (Stephen) Hertzfeld, Jeffrey H. Miller and Juliann (Joe) Bagwell; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, December 11, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Preston Edward CunninghamPreston (Pret) Edward Cunningham, 84, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on December 11, 2013. He was born in Hellam, Pa. on November 24, 1929 to the late Spurgeon and Estella (Reever) Cunningham. Preston is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juanita L (Whetzel) Cunningham, Sun City Center, Fla.; daughters Sandy McAfee of Conway, S.C.; Debra Fonda of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Beverly Hoak of Columbia, Pa.; son Michael Cunningham of Jupiter, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Spurgeon, James, Clarence, Kenneth, Blaine, Barry, Allen, Mark and Robert; sisters June Clinton, Gladys Beck, Patsy Heiland, Alma Klahold, Darlene Evans, Phyllis Dellinger, Mary Lou Gross, Judy Fourhman and Linda Wilson. Preston was predeceased by son Richard Cunningham and brother Dennis Cunningham. Preston served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Hellam VFW, American Legion, Hawks Club, Elks Club, Vikings, York Motorcycle Club, and former member of the Shriners. He was an avid golfer and previous member of Cool Creek Country Club in Wrightsville, Pa. and Sandpiper Golf Club in Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to LifePath Hospice in Ruskin, Fla.Nancy White EastburnNancy White Eastburn passed away on December 6, 2013 after 10 happy years at Neshaminy Manor in Doylestown, Pa. She was 104 years young. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Anna Bradley White and the sister of the late Helen White Peddle and the late Robertson White. Nancy was the beloved wife of the late William H. Eastburn II, who passed away in 1997, and mother of Gail Eastburn-Schultz of Scarborough, Maine, the late William H. Eastburn III and the late Linda Bradley Eastburn. She was the mother-in-law of Connie A. Eastburn of Doylestown and the late Arthur B. Schultz. With her engaging charm and a great sense of humor, she was affectionately known as Nana Banana. She was the grandmother of Page Eastburn ORourke of Yarmouth, Me., Holly Eastburn MacEwan of Falmouth, Me., William H. Eastburn IV of New Hope, Pa., Christopher Eastburn of Arlington, Mass. and Brooke Eastburn of Charlotte, N.C., and great-grandmother of twelve. Nancy and her husband lived in Wayne, Pa. before moving to Rhode Island. In the summers, family and friends would gather outside her Weekapaug cottage for Nancys famous clam fritters. In the mid-seventies, they retired to Sun City Center, Florida where Nancy enjoyed playing golf, bridge and flourished as an artist. She won numerous awards for her paintings as well as being president of the Art Club in Sun City Center. She was an active member of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and in January of 2000 she was named a Deacon of St. Andrew Church in Florida. The Eastburn family would like to thank the wonderful people at Neshaminy Manor for their warm friendship, enriching activities, and loving care for Nancy. A memorial service to celebrate Nancys life is being planned by her family for the near future. www.fluehr.com William Charles LadueWilliam (Bill) Charles Ladue, 71, of Sun City Center, Fla./Milton, Vt. passed away peacefully on December 12, 2013 following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bill was married to the love of his life, Anne (Pixie), with whom he shared over 50 years of wedded bliss. He is also survived by his four children: SFC Phillip Ladue and his wife Julie of Highgate, Vt. and their children Morgan and Sean, Jeff Ladue of Bradenton, Fla. and his children Olivia and Jake, Matthew Ladue and his wife Dawn of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Nicolle Morrison and her husband Don of Reno, Nev. and their children Noah and Jonas. Bill is also survived by brother Fred Ladue of Cambridge, Vt./Mims, Fla. and sister Helen Golaovich of Burlington, Vt. Condolences may be sent to 1204 Fordham D., Sun City Center, FL 33573. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Dr. Gaspar SalvadorDr. Gaspar Rafael Salvador, 69, of Cortez died Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice following a brave battle with cancer. Gaspar Salvador was born October 23, 1944, in Camaguey, Cuba, the son of Hortensia and Gaspar Salvador. Gaspar was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He received his medical degree from the University of Seville, Spain. He was a family practice physician at Sunhill Medical Center and the medical director at Sun Terrace Rehabilitation Center for 34 years in Sun City Center. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy Weidner Salvador. He is also survived by son Stan (Samantha); grandchildren Sophie and Levi; sister Silvia Munoz; aunt Catalina Zaldivar; nephew Francisco Muoz; niece Tashi Muoz and her children Jam and Ayla. Dr Sal had a lifelong passion for boating and deep-sea fishing. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (http:// support.woundedwarriorproject.org). X

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 29ObituariesX 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 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 Places of Worship Kenneth B. Yeager IIIKenneth B. Yeager III, 32, of Apollo Beach passed away December 4, 2013 at LifePath Hospice due to complications of diabetes. Survivors include mother Sandra Yeager, father Kenneth Yeager, Jr., sister Heather Yeager, aunt/godmother Sherian McIntyre of Pa., and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kenny will always be remembered and forever missed. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at LifePath Hospice House, 908 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.The three Guerrero sisters (from left) Haileigh, age 11; Kyleigh, 8; and Aleigh, 4 are excited to be in a photo with Santa and Baby Jesus. Community Christmas Party: Join Santa Claus at St. AndrewAll children, young and old, are invited to visit with Santa when he arrives on Thursday, Dec. 19 to worship the Christ Child at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Each year Santa and Mrs. Claus love to be the first people to wish Jesus Happy Birthday! Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 3 p.m. and stay until 6:30 p.m. that night to greet children and adults at the church, located at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Homemade cookies and hot chocolate will be served in Fellowship Hall. Please join Santa to celebrate the gift that God gave to all of us: Jesus Christ. Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center holds an outreach ministry called Come and See, a kind of Catholic Open House, each third Friday of the month from 1-2 p.m. in the Conesa Center. The next session will be Friday, Dec. 20. This is an opportunity for nonCatholics to learn more about the Catholic faith. The format is one of informal questions and answers, discussions about the faith, the Church and its traditions. All are invited to come as often as needed. Unitarian Spirit of ChristmasArch Bush will review some memorable ideas about the Christmas holiday from notable Unitarians, including Charles Dickens and Dr. A. Powell Davies, at the Thursday, Dec. 19 service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. All are welcome. Prince of Peace asks you to Come and SeeIf you or someone in your circle of family and friends has shown an interest in, has some unanswered questions or perhaps misconceptions about the Catholic Church, or is looking for a spiritual home, perhaps come and see would be helpful. All inquiries are welcome, and there is no cost or obligation. For more information, contact Marilyn Vahovich: 813-634-6900. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. More information can be found on www. popcc.org. Live Nativity at Ruskin United Methodist ChurchThe youth group at Ruskin United Methodist Church will present two live performances telling the story of the birth of Christ on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 and at 7 p.m. Both performances are free. This is the eighth year that the youth have scheduled this reenactment. As in the past, live animals will be a part of the presentation so parents should bring cameras for special photos with the cast and the animals in the corral. The manger is located on the Ruskin Church property with plenty of parking available. Children in attendance will receive candy canes and the church Ladies and Mens clubs will also provide hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and snacks. A special addition this year will be members of the Ruskin Chorus performing select music to enhance the Nativity presentation. Youth members participating include Alaina Rinaldi, Kyle Williamson, Matt Williamson, Zack Williamson, Vaughan Siegrist, Shyanne Taylor, Cole Alter, John Nichols, Alex Ruiz, Lauren Rodriquez, Emily Anderson, Brian Ruiz and Brandon Cusic. Ruskin United Methodist Church is located at 105 4th St. NW, just one block west of Hwy 41 behind SunTrust Bank. A beautiful tradition known as the Giving Tree was begun by the Saint Anne Parish Council in 2001. The first year, approximately 300 gifts were donated for children who might not otherwise have had the childs joy of gifts on Christmas morning. That number has grown to 730 recipients in this, the traditions 13th consecutive year. It takes many volunteers to make this project a reality. The sign-up process begins early in November, primarily through the Saint Anne Food Pantry, although other outreach ministries also submit names for inclusion. The generic information for each recipient is printed on a label, which is pasted into a card and hung on the tree. This year, all 730 cards were claimed by parishioners on the first weekend they were displayed. Once the wrapped presents are placed under the tree, other volunteers help to organize the gifts for distribution. Through the generosity of many parishioners, more than 7,000 Saint Anne continues Giving Tree traditionneedy children have been provided for over the life of the program, one of many outreach ministries sponsored by Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. Anyone interested in more information is welcome to visit the parish website at www.SaintAnneRuskin.org.United Methodist Church supports the Salvation ArmyThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center supports Doing The Most Good, the Salvation Armys promise to the community and to all who are served by this organization. As the December Mission of The Month, members of the Congregation filled 400+ stockings and committed to ring the bell at Publix in memory of Sala Halms dedicated support of this mission. One of the Salvation Army drivers commented, I believe this is the most stockings I have ever picked up at a church.

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Senior pastor Warren Langer welcomed the nearcapacity congregation. Under the direction of Jeff Jordan, director of Worship Arts, the Praise Team, the 50-voice Chancel Choir, and church organist Valerie Southwell, along with church musicians and technicians, joined together to offer a unique blend of Christmas music. J.A.M., the church’s Children’s Performance Choir, carried lighted candles, symbolizing the “the promise of light.” Jeff Jordan perhaps said it best, “Everyone present felt the true spirit of Christmas in worship this morning.” For information on upcoming Christmas events at the church, contact Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior — yes, the Messiah, the Lord — has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others — the armies of heaven — praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. Seeds From the Sower Michael A. Guido, D.D. Metter, Georgia South Bay Church Christmas week services South Bay Church, located at 13498 U.S. 301 South in Riverview, will offer family services this Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:15, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. The South Bay Kids area will be open for children from birth to three years old only. This service is designed to emulate the warmth of a family gathering around the living room singing Christmas and worship songs. On Christmas eve there will be three services: 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. South Bay Kids will be open for all students, newborn to fifth grade. This year’s message is centered around the true meaning of Christmas ... Simply Jesus. Join Pastors David Speicher and David Oates in celebrating the simplicity of the season. For more information, visit www.SouthBay.cc or call the church office at 813-677-0721. Songs of Christmas fill the air Members of the Presbyterian Women circles at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church met recently to enjoy a Christmas tea party. Each table was decorated by a different circle. Vocal entertainment at the tea was provided by, standing from left, Carol Quam and Vallie Cosper, with Claire Hadley accompanying on the piano. St. Andrew is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. UMC to screen ‘The Christmas Wish’ On Friday, Jan. 10, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will host The Christmas Wish, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Businessman Will Martin (Neil Patrick Harris) tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother Ruth Martin (Debbie Reynolds) after he returns to a small town to modernize his family’s real-es tate company. During Thanksgiv ing dinner, Ruth tells him she has discovered a woman named Lil lian in her husband’s journals. He had visited her every Christmas Eve since shortly after the death of their son and daughter-in-law in a car accident. Ruth’s Christ mas wish is to find out who Lil lian is.The search takes him on a journey through his grandfather’s life and helps him understand the true meaning of love and forgive ness. Come early for popcorn and coffee. Cookies, tea and water will also be served, as well as homemade cookies freshly baked by the Good News & the Disciples Sunday School Classes. The Christmas Wish is not closed captioned and is about an hour and a half long.

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eceber ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 rerse MERCHANDISE300 est te ses ets houseorse Have a bright sunny day PersonL g Weight loss support group. Begins Jan. 19, Apollo Beach. Get a head start on your New Years resolution. Register today. 813-6906424 Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 rerseAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateMA Above the Rest. Come in for a free gift. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Open Christmas Eve day till 4pm. Garage/ moving sale. 2105 Sterling Glen, SCC. Friday 12/20 Noon4pm. Saturday 12/21, 8am-1pm. Furniture, pictures, area rugs, kitchen, glassware, home decor. SCC 1601 & 1624 Bentwood Dr., Thursday & Friday, 12/19 & 12/20, 8am-2pm. From soup to nuts. Everything must go Garage sale. 826 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach, Dec. 20 & 21. Gibson guitar SG, Feather Weight sewing machine, antique portable dental cabinet, antiques. Too much to list. st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 Cell: 382-7536 FurntureEntertainment center 8ft long, walnut, lights & glass doors, many shelves. $750. Must see to appreciate. 813-642-8217 M Beautiful antique king bedroom set: bed, (2) end tables, dresser w/ mirror. Ethan Allen pullout couch. 38x38 Kittenger leather top coffee table, glass top dining room table w/ coral base, (6) Henry Link sage cushion dining chairs. SCC resident. Must see to appreciate. 813-633-6768 GortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 1983 Club Car, excellent condition, new batteries, new battery changer, lights, horn, weather encloser. $1,600 Call for details 813-4194027, 860-637-6348 MARINE400 sortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-6772000 www.SouthBayStorage. com D D F D D REAL ESTATE500 U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTED Will be buying coins Monday Friday: 10 am 3 pm Saturday by appt. only 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. (813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint BarsYou tried the SCC Chamber & Ruskin. Why not try us for Extra Holiday Cash?Wishing all our customers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127Hampton (2BR/2BA ) with up-leveled lanai, CARPORT IN KINGS POINT ....................................................... $64,900RENTALS KP 2BR/2BA 1700 sq. ft. double-car garage on Golf Course. Unfurnished ................................................. $1200 /month SCC 1BR/1BA FURN seasonal ..................................................$1200 /month SCC 2BR/2BA, Oak flrs, unfurn, dbl car garage .................................................$1200 /month www.observernews.net Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDGREAT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMASClothing, Unique Gifts, Decorations & More Come See & Save! NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Dec. 18, 20 & 21 50% OFF all Linens and Towels Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Home For SaleBeautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath TwinTree Corner Lot with Lake View Completely updated Bath and Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances Home Warranty Included Many Extras! Call Marianne Crowe Keller Williams Realty812-230-6915 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com 3/2/3+, dock, LOW insurances $230,000 3/2/2, $283,000 3/2/2, no CDD, low HOA including 3/2/2 with pool CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 I wish all my customers and friends a beautiful holiday season and a blessed Christmas!

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 : ___________________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________ State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ To place a classied adcall ; $17.0030 DEADLINE: One bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 Apollo Beach 3br/2ba house for rent. New carpet, paint & tile. Fenced yard. $1,250 monthly. Non smoking only. Call Beth Christo, Century 21 Beggins. 813-7143811 Ruskin, 3br/2ba home with covered porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent $925 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit & references required. 813-649-1599 2br/2ba w. laundry room on sea walled canal with dock. Newly painted ready to occupy. $850 with references, no pets. Call Bob 813610-662355+ Community SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 Waterfront rentals. 1/2 acre, 2br/1ba, $850 monthly with washer/ dryer. Studio $650 monthly. Both with deposit. 941-713-2743 1800+ sf, 20x20 screened lanai with great lake view. $950 monthly plus deposit. 831-368-6377 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 Snow birds. Apollo Beach. Totally furnished, 2br/1ba. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-0681 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813641-8400 For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886 Large RV for rent. $175 includes utilities $400 deposit. Ruskin area. 813-363-6001 Trailer for rent, 1 bedroom. Rivweekly $75 deposit. Call Nancy 813677-0141 One person only. Small furnished trailer on private 2 acres. Riverview. $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Electric not included. 813-260-5219, 813-455-1254, Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 Food truck for sale, w/ route. $45,000 obo. or trade for property. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 Quality housecleaning with integ rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. Affordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123. Ask about free boxes No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340 In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. Packing services available. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-6290108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469 Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-317-7679 Shrubs trimmed & removed Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, SCC area. Free estimate & fully Insured. Call Tony Horman. 603-662-6079 Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Load er, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & 645-1883 driveways, side walks, patios, concrete foundations, decorative concrete driveways etc. 25 yrs experience. CUC-122409. Free estimate. 813-417-0981 Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. In sured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspec tion. Hecker Construction Co. 813236-9306 will be closed Wednesday, December 25, in obser vance of Christmas. Dead will move to Friday, December 20 at 4pm. for the December 26th edition Also deadline change for New Years are December 27, for the January 2 edition &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl Call Beverly 813.645.3111. ext. 201 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell AFFORDABLE LIVING 3BR/2BA, 720 Sq. Ft. Single Wide sells furnished, including appliances and central AC. The home also has a carport, a 10x15 screen room and a shed. Its yours for $35,900 including the share. FULL-TIME OR GETAWAY Thats your choice with this 2BR/2BA Double Wide with 1,350 Sq. Ft. of living space. Also, theres 150+ Sq. Ft. of living space in a finished addition that could be used as a family room, for guests, or as a home office. The home sells partially furnished and includes appliances and central AC. The carport is large enough for 2 cars and has a 8x12 shed. Set up housekeeping for $68,000 including the share. Vacant Lots from $17,000 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOUR FAMILY IN THIS 6BR/3BA POOL HOME! Formal living and dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen is open to family room. Large master bedroom and bath with garden tub, separate shower. Hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet throughout. Intercom, security and surveillance systems and so much more! $269,000 CALL MARGOT WARD 813-486-9480 PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS STRESS-FREE, EASY LIVING HOME!! THIS 2BR/1BA mobile home in Riverbreeze Mobile Home Park. Nice wellmaintained single-wide mobile home with bright and open living-dining room & screened porch with carport and storage room. JUST $35,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 AWESOME HOME IN GREAT LOCATION!! 3BR/2.5BA WITH SALTWATER CALL KAY PYE FOR PREVIEW 813-361-3672 Just $284,900. COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq.ft.. built in 2006, track lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom-built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage. $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!! 3.7 ACRES (MOL) on the corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates in Ruskin. Property has zoning for a shopping center that allows manufacturing, all engineering drawings are available to new buy$299,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! LOOKING FOR COUNTRY & PRIVACY? Nice 3BR/2BA POOL home on almost an acre (.82). Very conveniently located, just off Hwy 41 in include: a nice open kitchen with stainless appliances and adjoining dining area, fenced with ample parking, large screened pool with a huge lanai and more! The attached two-car garage has been converted to a man-cave and a one-car garage. There is also an unattached garage and a storage building on the property. $199,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OR KAY PYE 361-3672 JUST LISTED: FABULOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY IN A PARKLIKE SETTING! Including almost 1 acre lot with 136 ft on water, dock, boathouse and lift, 3BR/3BA spacious main house with loft and pool, 1BR/1BA/kitchenette guest-house and its connecting breezeway, circular driveway to carport/workshop area, it offers peace and seclusion, and short drive to Tampa or Sarasota. $450,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 KINGS POINT CONDO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! 2BR/2BA with enclosed ing & walk-in closet in MB, walk-in shower & large mirror in MBA. All appliances stay! $42,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEWER 3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME Spacious, bright and so well maintained with high ceilings, large enclosed lanai, built-in glass china cabinet, newer appliances, inside utility, 2-car detached garage and a huge shed. Shady oak trees and nice landscaping. Boat ramp is a block away, no HOA and no $72,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250

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THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Brenda Knowles, editor/publisher, forged the good pathNorthside Baptist Church presented a live nativity scene for the community. See more of Mitch Traphagens photos of this event on page 5. Santa made a special appearance in South County this week. It wont be long now!! See more on page 14. The King is born! Observer News publisher and editor Brenda Knowles out in the community she has long served. Pictured above, she greets Linda Halperin of the Pelican Players during a recent reception in Sun City Center.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netOn September 11, 2001, publisher and editor Brenda Knowles called in a stop the presses. The Observer News, already on the way to print, would be changed at the last minute to reflect the breaking news of a national tragedy. The next day, the newspapers landed on driveways across South Hillsborough County, and were among very few weekly papers to provide up-to-date coverage of the terrorist attacks. The Observer News would go on to win a national award for that coverage. Millions of lives changed that day. Brenda Knowles life was certainly among them. One daughter lived in Washington, DC, her son was in the U.S. Navy, and she had every reason to be worried about both her nation and her family. But on that day, despite her own concerns, she changed the course of a community newspaper, she began a process that helped communities heal and prosper through her relentless focus on sharing good news and she built a business that has, even to this day, only increased in success, even while other newspapers have struggled and faltered. Through her commitment to the communities she served, she helped to showcase and accentuate the positives of the communities, while helping businesses reach a growing number of residents and visitors. The success of the newspapers has been a direct reflection of the attitude and outlook of the person who was in charge. Brenda Knowles, the longtime publisher and editor of the Observer News Publications, has announced plans to retire. The mark she has left, however, is indelible and her vision for the future remains on course. Her imagination is boundless and she has used that unparalleled quality to serve both read-Continued on page 9X Continued on page 20X VFW provides immediate help for children in crisisBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe Ruskin VFW Post 6287 donated 50 plush monkeys to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office last week. The soft, huggable toys will be used by deputies to provide comfort to children in crisis situations. When a child is involved in a traumatic incident such as domestic violence, an auto accident or a medical disaster, Sheriffs Office personnel keep these in their vehicles ready to give to a child to help combat fear and to provide comfort during a stressful time, said Ron Smith of the Ruskin VFW. Particularly with domestic violence, a lot of times it is a young childs first encounter with law enforcement and we dont want to leave them with that kind of memory of the uniform, said HCSO Corporal Jason Roberts. When we can take this, a stuffed monkey, and sit down and have a moment with the child one-on-one, I think it makes a big difference and we are very appreciative of you stepping out to help us out with that. And the donation by the veterans made an immediate impact. We are going to get these into the patrol cars tonight, Roberts said.For information about the VFW, visit www.vfwpost6287.com.Ron Smith of the Ruskin VFW shakes hands with HCSO Deputy Don Hess and Corporal Jason Roberts during the donation of toys used to comfort children in crisis situations. Corporal Roberts and Deputy Hess pack away some of the 50 stuffed monkeys donated by the VFW.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS Apollo Beach to host largest fireworks show in Florida this New Years EveBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSouth County residents wont have to travel to see the biggest fireworks show in Florida this New Years Eve. It didnt start out to be the biggest, or the best. Vic Granowicz just wanted to do something special to usher in the new year. Then sponsors heard about his plan and started signing on and that put it over the top. Now Granowicz is expecting to host the largest show in the state, according to Pytrotechnico fireworks company, which also hosts the fireworks for events held by the Yankees, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and many other significant happenings on a national scale. Fort Myers will be having a $25,000 show. But thanks to South County sponsors, the Apollo Beach mitchMITCH traphagen TRAPHAGEN FiILeE photoPHOTOshow has accumulated $27,500 worth of fireworks and promises to be the biggest show in the state. And they will host a celebratory party, to boot. Granowicz didnt start out to run shows or book entertainment. He moved to the area from Iowa in 1988 and attended the University of Florida and later became certified as an architect. My first [building] project was Lands End Marina, he said, sitting behind his desk in the main office there Dec. 12. After that, he designed Circles restaurant next door. Granowicz co-owns the marina with his sister Christie, but ever since she stopped working to have a baby, he runs pretty much everything. He is also in partnership at Circles, where his partners are executive chef Chris Bodensky and general manager Michael Takacs. Every New Years Eve, Granowicz holds something special for his guests at the waterfront restaurant. But this years event took on a life of its own. He decided to put $5,000 into a fireworks display, but he had no idea what that would buy. So he

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 3 NEARLY NEW SHOP(Located Sun City Center Plaza)The Nearly New Shop will be CLOSED from Dec. 23-Jan. 3Donations will be accepted during this period. Please call 813-642-9099 for information. Sales will resume January 8, 2014The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center wishes to thank our generous donors, loyal customers, dedicated volunteers and Bonnie W. for a very successful 2013. HAPPY HOLIDAYS South Shore Catholic Churches Our Lady Prince of Peace St. Anne of Guadalupe Catholic Church Catholic Church 16650 U.S. 301 S. 702 Valley Forge Blvd. 106 11th Ave., NE Wimauma Sun City Center Ruskin (813) 633-2384 (813) 634-2328 (813) 645-17144 p.m. English Mass 7 p.m. Spanish Mass with Childrens Christmas Play 4 p.m. Church and Conesa Center 11:30 p.m. Choral Singing followed by Midnight Mass 8 a.m. Mass followed by Reconciliation 3:30 p.m. Choral Singing 4 p.m. Vigil Mass 6:30 p.m. Childrens Choir 7 p.m. Family Vigil Mass 9 p.m. Vigil Spanish Mass 11:30 p.m. Choral Singing followed by Midnight Mass Bilingual Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass 8 a.m. 10 a.m. and noon Mass 8 a.m.,10 a.m. and noon (All Masses in English)CHRISTMAS DAY CHRISTMAS EVE RIO CYPRUS www.recpoolsspasandmore.comrecpoolsspasandmore *SEESTOREFORDETAILS **KarmadoJrGrill ***WITHAPPROVEDCREDIT FANTASY CY CYPRUS HOLIDAYSA VINGS SALE!! BONUS!!!CHOOSE A SPA THAT IS IN STOCK AND RECEIVE UP TO A$1,000 BONUS PACKAGE *$1999 Grey, Granite or Sandstone$2899 Brownstone or Sandstone$2799 Grey, Granite or Sandstone$2495 Free Cover with Purchase E-Z FINANCING 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH**GRAND OPENING JACK DANIELS GRILL Made in the USAGrills start as low as $999 ** SAVE HUNDREDS ON THE NATIONS TOP SPA MANUFACTURERS! BULLFROG | SUNRISE | NORDIC | DREAM MAKER and STRONG. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!! Hundreds turn out to give pets a home for holidaysBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comFilling the parking lot an hour before the doors opened, pet lovers from all over the Bay area flocked to Hillsborough County Animal Services in Brandon on Dec. 14, all hoping to give a home to abandoned cats and dogs. Marge Werth drove from Tampa for Be the Way Home Before the Holidays to pick up a kitten for her granddaughter. Adopting at Animal Services means you are saving the life of an animal that might otherwise be euthanized, said Werth, who has two rescue dogs of her own. Sean Bostic was one of those who turned out early hoping to adopt a dog. A lot of these dogs were neglected or just abandoned, and I think this is the best way not only to give a gift but to give the gift of a home to a dog. Bostic said. Animal Services takes in more than 20,000 dogs and cats each year. The primary goal for the shelter is to reunite lost pets with their families and find homes for the remaining animals with new families or other rescue groups. A $20 adoption fee and advertising help draw pet lovers to the event, said Jackie Osborne, president of Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services. I think with all the controversy KEVIN BRADY PHOTOBrianna Brown, 7, checks out the cats at the Hillsborough County Animal Services event. X Celebrating the Birth of Christ Confession Schedule Saturday, December 21st 8:30 to 9:30am; 12 to 1pm; 3 to 3:50pm Sunday, December 22nd 9 to 9:50am; 11 to 11:50am Monday, December 23rd 7:30 to 7:50am; 12 to 1pm; 7:30 to 7:50am; 12 to 1pm; 4:30 to 5:30pm Tuesday, December 24th 8:30 to 9:30am; 12 to 1pm Christmas Mass Times Tuesday, December 24th Vigil 4:00 pm Conesa Center Vigil 4:00 p.m. Church 12:00 a.m. Midnight Wednesday, December 25th 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. www.popcc.org Ameriprise Financial Ameriprise Financial is one of the nations most recognized names. Ameriprise Financial is a full service investment rm, offering nancial planning, advice and related nancial services and products.It is always good to get a second opinion, call us today for your Complimentary ConsultationJohn M. Price, Financial Advisor, Managing Director Rick Tuberosa, Financial Advisor, Managing DirectorPrice & Tuberosa, a nancial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.(813) 634-5677 or (866) 687-8595The initial consultation provides an overview of nancial planning concepts. You will not receive written analysis and/or recommendations. Brokerage, investment and nancial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Ameriprise Financial does not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your tax advisor or attorney. 724783ACMR0913

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4 DECEMBER 19, 2013KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSMore than 300 people turned out for Be the Way Home Before the Holidays at the Hillsborough County Animal Services Dec. 14. All the animals are really well looked after and cared for here, said Ashley Sherman, an Animal Services volunteer who is hoping to study veterinary medicine at college. John V. Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified In-Office Procedure Safe, Effective, Affordable Insurance Accepted MedicareDont Wait Schedule Now! 813-634-9260 1.5 cc of Radiesse $525 Sclerotherapy $150 per session Botox $11 per unit Xeomin $10 per unitexpires Dec. 31, 2013 Holiday Specials WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Our Cushion Shop is worth the drive from ANYWHERE!Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices 813-876-1566 MLK Columbus Dr.Mac Dill Check us out at HOME DEPOTBEALLS 75College AveSun City Ctr BlvdCypress Village Blvd. Thursday Nights 5-7pm Cyndi Burger NOW SERVING BEER & WINE Thursday 2 For $25 French Fries & Friday $999 Saturday 8 oz. Queen Cut $11.9910 oz. King Cut $13.99813-633-3344 Sun. 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Fajita NightBuy 1 get 2nd1/2 OFF SPECIALstarting at$899 Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Free Low-E upgrade on Simonton House Windows. Energy Star Rated for a TECO Rebate! Call the Ofce for Details! Offer Valid: November 1st December 31st FREE about the shelter over the last 18 months, people want to see for themselves what is going on now that there have been a changes in leadership, Osborne said. Former Animal Services director Ian Hallett was transferred last month after complaints from animal welfare advocates. Osborne has some simple advice for those considering buying a pet for Christmas from a pet store: dont do it. I am an animal activist so I think pet stores tend to buy their dogs in particular and cats, too, from people who just breed them for profit. They are really not concerned with what happens with the animal and many times those animals end up here, Osborne said. You can get just about any breed of animal here, age, color, male or female, whatever you want and we normally will have it here and I am talking dogs or cats. I am heartened by the turnout here. Buying a pet as a surprise for a child on Christmas morning is never a good idea, Osborne said. We recommend the family come in and decide on the animal together. Dexter Barge, the countys code enforcement director who is running the shelter while the county looks for a full time replacement, said he was surprised by the turnout. The event has already exceeded our expectations. The parking lot was filling up 90 minutes before we even opened the doors. Our goal is to get out as many loving, well-cared-for animals into nice, loving homes. Its a win-win for everyone, Barge said. The turnout was very encouraging. The $20 adoption fee covered an initial checkup, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies tag and spaying/neutering. For anyone who missed the event, animals may be viewed at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ AnimalServices. Applications can be downloaded and printed out, but must be submitted in person at the shelter, 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. For more information, call the shelter at 813-744-5660.A home for the holidaysX

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 5 Northside Baptist Church on Hwy 41 in Ruskin presented a drive-through live nativity scene last weekend for all members of the community. The scenes included the Inn in Bethlehem, the Shepherds Field, the Wise Mens Home and the Stable of the Inn, with Joseph, Mary and the manger, along with costumed guides to greet visitors at each scene. The church also invited all visitors to park afterwards to enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. For more information, visit www. northsideruskin.com.Northside Baptist Church presents a live nativity sceneMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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Cypress Creek Elementary adopts deployed Marines for the holidaysAcross Hillsborough County Public Schools district, assistant principals of elementary schools sought the help and support of their teachers and staff. Each year the Assistant Principal Service Committee selects a minimum of two organizations to assist. This year one of those was to adopt a shop of deployed Marines. The goal was to provide a little bit of comfort to these Marines. Cypress Creek Elementary teachers and staff adopted a Marine shop for the holidays, each with ten Marines. Michelle Tranten, assistant principal, along with teachers and staff, set a goal of filling one large flat-rate USPS priority mail box for each Marine. Not only did they attain their goal of 10 boxes, they surpassed it. Cypress Creek Elementary filled 25 boxes. Each Marine in the shop will receive an individual large flat-rate priority mail box filled with a variety of snacks, toiletries, reminders of home, and handmade cards from students. The other 15 boxes are filled with additional snacks, books, envelopes, stamps, books, magazines, laundry detergent, toiletries, and more handmade cards. In order to cover the $425 shipping charges, Assistant Principal Tranten received a generous donation from the Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic in Ruskin. Donations are currently being collected from teachers and staff of Cypress Creek Elementary to cover the remaining shipping cost. She commented, I am honored to work with such a nurturing and caring group of teachers and staff at Cypress Creek Elementary. Their dedication extends beyond the walls of the classroom with the support they provide to our students, families, and community. Cypress Creek assistant principal Michelle Tranten displays two of the 25 gift boxes students filled for their Marines for the holidays. DECEMBER 19, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 7 Ruskin Elementary Terrific Kids for NovemberIn November, Ruskin Elementary School honored the following students as Terrific Kids for possessing the character trait of compassion: Noe Ortiz Villanueva, Demari Thurman, Liliana Reyes, Briana Alonzo, Rogelio Robledo, Jamarion Sanchez, Elex Crisp, Arianna Ochoa, Matthew Cordle, Joselin Rodriguez, Jared Ruiz, Madeline Cutler, Guadalupe Bernal Acosta, Sadie Potter, Alexa Soria, Dontaine Sterling, Kimberly Castillo, Ana Zepherino, Adrian Hernandez, Jaylah Juarez, Emily Rubio, Jaiden Gaylord Austin, Alissa McKinney, Ella Wheeler, Camille Francois, Briana Gonzalez, Jonathan Gonzalez Torres, Eliyah McNabb, Emily Vazquez, Aliyah Fernandez-Aguirre, Kailee Harper, Madison Gosney, Alexandro Rocha, Angelina Maurice, Jasmine Carty, Steven Gonzalez, Ivan Luna, Joshua Ortega, Elisabeth Heron, Jacqueline Rosales, Cruz (Trey) Lopez, Brianna Monrial, Samantha Skirvanie, Melissa Whitsel, Ruby Robles, Maria Calixtro, Johnny Fuentes, Lex Vega, Alondra Carranza, Makiya Sanchez, Skylee Tyler, Abigail Potter, William Morales, Tania Esparaza, Kevin Suarez, Abigail Lopez. Also in the photo are members of the sponsoring SunCity Center Kiwanis Club :Donna and Tom Braden, Charlene Wirick, and Principal Lisa Amos. Students who received the award but were not present for the photo were Celia Gomez, Sarah Guerrero, Yessenia Ortiz, Billy Elmore and Niyemah James.Jens MarketPlace now at Waterset the third Sunday of every monthJens MarketPlace has added a new location its growing list of sites: its inaugural stop at WatersetTM was Dec. 15 and it plans to return to the community the third Sunday of every month. The location will be The Landing & Cafe at 7012 Sail View Lane in Apollo Beach. The time will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jens MarketPlace is free to attend and is pet-friendly. Due to current road construction at the Waterset entrance, use the Covington Park Sub-Division entrance (one block east) and follow the signs to the event. Vendors will bring fresh local produce and foods, arts and crafts, set outside in a street market style. New vendors to Jens MarketPlace include Mr Ice Berg a soft ice cream truck, Miss Vis Caribbean Chicken and Simply Savory offering organic blneds of herbs and spices for delicious dips and sauces. Mickey OBryan will entertain shoppers with an assortment of jazz and holiday music. Shoppers can grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors, shop, relax and enjoy a fun day in the community. This will be the third location for Jens MarketPlace. Jennifer McCafferty, owner of Jens Market, Inc. stated, We are excited about partnering with Waterset to have a MarketPlace in this new and growing community. The Landing, with the lake behind, paved trails and a screened pavilion, is a perfect location for a community gathering. Plans for 2014 include miniclasses on organic and slow cooking methods, wine making and water safety for children. Waterset is a new master-planned community located between the established Newland communities of Covington Park and Mira Bay. Contact: Jennifer McCafferty Owner, Jens Market, Inc. 813846-1316, jennifer@jens-market. com. Mailing address: 235 Apollo Beach Blvd. # 140, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. The Landing at Waterset is the third location for Jens MarketPlace. Corr Elementary celebrates Terrific Kids for NovemberOn Dec. 6, Corr Elementary honored the following students for keeping a positive attitude: Pre-K Lazaro Anthony Castillo and Jayden Morino; K Tristen Brown, Sophia Mehle, Madison Todd, Cameron Paquette and Carlos Morales; 1st Sergio Ceballos, Alexandra Lopez, Jeymen Iturriaga, Emmanuel Perez, Mirykle Twillie, Nevaeh Joiner, Jose Sanchez, and Fernando Perez-Bustamante; 2nd Darien Osorio, Luke Nesmith, Mario Smith, Dominic Maldonado, Adalia Knight, Emily Cordova and Sunny Pierce; 3rd Ysamine Orhanli, Estrella Cruz-Campero, Aaliyah Joiner, Bushra Aydah, Emily Powers, Dulce Ariza and Azhia Jackson; 4th Mandy Sperendo, Jennifer Maldonado, Mia Laboy, Zaira Paredes and Mariana Rodriguez; 5th Collin Reinisch, Grace Haerther, Kevin Velazquez, David Muniz, Leslie Molina, Karrin Hailey, Grey Taylor and Emmanthony Tui. Really, my dear, when it comes to finding a professional, there is no substitute for our Business & Trade section. 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Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Chere Simmons. .............................Editor chere@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers It is a time of magic, love and goodwill to all. This weeks column is dedicated to a poem that a friend sent to me from South Africa. Online communications have shrunk the world and it just may be that these electronic conversations between average people from nations far and wide will help to give us the peace on earth and goodwill to men that we have all been looking for so long. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I did. I only wish I knew the author so that I could thank him or her for penning such touching words. Happy holidays. Dear Santa... Snowflakes softly falling Upon your window play, Your blankets snug around you, into sleep you drift away. I bend to gently kiss you, when I see that on the floor Theres a letter, neatly written, I wonder who its for. I quietly unfold it making sure youre still asleep, Its a Christmas list for Santa one my heart will always keep. It started just as always with the toys seen on TV, A new watch for your father and a winter coat for me. But as my eyes read on I could see that deep insideThere were many things you wished for that your loving heart would hide. You asked if your friend Molly could have another dad;By William Hodges It seems her father hits her and it makes you very sad. Then you asked dear Santa if the neighbors down the street Could find a job, that he might have some food, and clothes, and heat. You saw a family on the news whose house had blown away; Dear Santa, send them just one thing: a place where they can stay. And Santa, those four cookies that I left you for a treat, Could you take them to the children who have nothing else to eat? And as you fly your reindeer on this night of Jesus birth, Could your magic bring to everyone goodwill and peace on earth? Theres one last thing before you go so grateful I would be If youd smile at Baby Jesus in the manger by our tree. I pulled the letter close to me; I felt it melt my heart. Those tiny hands had written what no other could impart. And a little child shall lead them, was whispered in my earAs I watched you sleep on Christmas Eve while Santa Claus was here.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: A Christmas poem SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Book Discussion: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma Thursday, Dec. 19 at 2.p.m. Book discussion: As much a story about a young man and his friends trying to find their way in the world as a whipsmart exploration of the nature of truth and storytelling, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards will delight readers with its near perfect alchemy of emotional depth and warmth, formal playfulness, and sophisticated but always accessible exploration of what it means to grow up-Provided by publisher. Copies of the book are available at the Library. Early Closings Library will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 & Thursday, Dec. 26 Christmas Holiday Library is closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free progra.m.s offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Holiday DeadlinesThe Observer News will be closed December 25 The Deadlines will be moved up as follows for the 12/26/13 publicationNews Releases. ..............................Wed., Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. Display Ads. ....................................Thur., Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. Classified Ads. ................................Thur., Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.Questions call 813-645-3111

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 SPECIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of WineAvailable for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, Wednesday through Saturday.2 for $3999+ tax Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: DINNER: BRUNCH: called in the experts: Pyrotecnico. When they told him the largest display this year was in Fort Myers, he asked what they meant by largest. Thats when they told him about Fort Myers $25,000 price tag. To give him an idea he could picture, he was told that Clearwaters July Fourth celebration has about $44,000 in fireworks; Tampas July Fourth show usually runs around $18,500; and Channelside shows off about $10,000 worth on the Fourth. That gave him an idea.Largest New Years fireworks show in FloridaContinued from page 1X ZONEPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOVic Granowicz, architect and co-owner of Lands End Marina and partner in Circles Restaurant in Apollo Beach, has planned the largest fireworks show in Florida for this New Years Eve. Five thousand wasnt enough. So sponsors started coming on board. TECO matched us with another $5,000, he said. Then others started coming. The list is so long we cant name them all here. With the help of the community, businesses are going to make this the best New Years Eve party ever, he said. Events will start with live music at 3 p.m., then later the Luna Blue Band [which is local] will start playing and continue until 2 a.m. Fireworks will be launched from a barge floating behind Circles as midnight nears. Reservations are needed for seating and there are several times open for dinner reservations as well. For more information, call 813641-3275. Circles is located at 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. Church youth group supports puppy at Southeastern Guide Dog SchoolThe youth group at My Fathers House in Ellenton worked and saved for two years in order to raise $3,500 to name and support a puppy from the Southeastern Guide Dog School. They held car washes and bake sales and sold candy and subscriptions and finally the day arrived when Rev. Judi Carlton delivered a check to Nicholas Olson (shown above with his ambassador dog Bobby) of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The young people people have not yet selected a name for the puppy, but plan to pick one from Biblical scripture in the near future. Merry Christmas

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10 DECEMBER 19, 2013 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: MON., DEC. 23 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., DEC. 27 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., DEC. 31 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., JAN. 3 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH RUSKIN Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! $200 Discountfor those attending luncheon Exp. Jan. 4, 2014 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. David M. RiethATTORNEY AT LAW 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 200 Sun City Center, FL 33573 AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT*Your case may be referred to another lawyer for these matters.0003331348-01-c1 Dear Savvy Senior, What tips or products can you recommend to help make a home safer and more convenient for aging in place: My husband and I are in our 70s and dont have the money for any big renovations, but we want to do what we can to stay in our house as long as possible. Homebodies Dear Homebodies, There are lots of small adjustments and simple modifications you can do to make your home safer and livable as you age that are very inexpensive or completely free. Here are several to consider. Fall-Proofing Since falls are the leading cause of home injury among seniors, a good place to start is by picking up any possible clutter that can cause you to trip like newspapers, books, shoes, clothes, electrical or phone cords. If you have throw rugs, remove them or use double-sided tape to secure them. And if you have stairs, consider putting handrails on both sides. Good lighting is also very important, so add lamps or light fixtures where needed, and install brighter fullspectrum bulbs in existing fixtures to improve visibility. Also purchase some inexpensive plug-in nightlights for the bedroom, bathroom and hallways, and consider installing motion sensor lights outside the front and back doors and in the driveway. In the bathroom get some non-skid bath rugs for the floors, put a non-slip rubber mat or self-stick strips on the floor of the tub/shower, and have a carpenter install grab bars inside the tub/shower. And in the kitchen, organize your cabinets so the things you use most often are within easy reach without using a step stool. Simple Modifications Growing old can also bring about various physical limitations which can make your home more difficult to use. Some simple solutions, for example, that can help weak or arthritic hands is to replace round doorknobs with lever handles, or get some inexpensive doorknob lever adapters. The same goes for twist knob kitchen or bathroom faucets. You can easily replace them with lever faucet handles that you can purchase for a few dollars in most hardware stores, or get a single lever handle faucet installed. In the kitchen, you can make your cabinets and pantry easier to access by installing pullout shelves or lazy susans. And D-shaped pull-handles for the cabinets and drawers are also recommended because theyre more comfortable to grasp than knobs. In the bathroom consider getting a hand-held adjustable shower head installed, and purchasing a shower or bathtub seat, so you can shower from a safe seated position if need be. And for easier toilet access, purchase a toilet seat riser for a few dollars. This can make sitting down and standing up a little easier, especially if youre 6 foot or taller. And, if you get to the point where you need to use a walker or wheelchair, you can adapt your house :Simple Changes for Making a Home Senior-FriendlyTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller by installing ramps on entrance steps, and mini-ramps to go over high entrance thresholds. And, you can widen the doorways an additional two inches by installing swing clear offset door hinges. More Tips For many more tips, visit The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence website at homemods.org, and see The AARP Home Fit Guide (publication D18959) which offers dozens of modification suggestions to make your home safe and livable as you age. You can access it at online at homefitguide.org, or if youre an AARP member, call 888-687-2277 and ask them to mail you a free copy. Or, if you want personalized help, get an in-home assessment with an occupational therapist, or OT, who can evaluate your home, make modification recommendations and refer you to products and services to help you make improvements. Medicare will pay for a home assessment by an OT if prescribed by a doctor. Ask your physician for a referral. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of The Savvy Senior book. 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

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12 OBSERVER NEWS DECEMBER 19, 2013Riverhills Magnet School hosts info sessionRiverhills Elementary Magnet School for International Studies has a new approach to learning: students dont just learn about experiences they experience to learn. The school is open for campus tours so you can see the magic in action. Contact Diana Favata, Lead Teacher, at 813-987-6911 x241 for more information or to schedule a visit. There will be an Information Session on Thursday, Jan. 16 for families interested in learning more about Riverhills and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Presentation begins at 5 p.m. with a campus tour to follow. You are invited to see the campus and inquire about what makes Riverhills unique. The magnet application window for the 2014-15 school year has opened for existing Hillsborough County public school students for online applications. All other interested families can print an application starting Jan. 14 at www.sdhc. k12.fl.us/choice/. The application window closes for all on Feb. 14 and families will receive their results in mid-March.Area businesses donate services to Mary & Martha HouseMary & Martha House would like to thank the two local businesses that stepped up to donate their time and services. While renovations were being done at one of the transitional homes, evidence of active termite damage was discovered and the house needed to be treated and tented. When the agency called the Golden Rule of Ruskin, the company they always depend on for service, Golden Rule partnered with a Tampa company for help. Haskell Termite & Pest Control, Inc. is the largest family-owned and operated pest control company in Tampa Bay. Thanks to the teamwork and generosity of both companies, the services were donated and the work was done quickly with minimal disruption to the residents. Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to homeless and abused women and their dependent children and serves all of Hillsborough County. For information about Mary & Martha House, call 813-645-7874. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Bedtime Stories Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Early Closings Library will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 & Thursday, Dec. 26. Christmas Holiday Library is closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25. Tampa Sailing Squadrons Group of Seven Drew Barrett, Andy Tucker, Loretta Corder, Dave/Sue Richardson and Dave/ Francine Webb recently enjoyed a leisurely barge trip on the Seille and Saone Rivers through the heart of France, experiencing the real France. It was a great way to see the country at a slow pace, but this isnt a story about the quaint little villages along the way, nor is it about the wineries. Its not even about the cuisine, although we did sample Tartiflette, Boeuf Bourgignon, Andouillette, Crepes, Lapin Dijonaise, French Onion Soup and enjoyed daily croissants. Mais non! This is about Angelique. Who is Angelique? Loretta spotted her first, asking, Is that a feather in her mouth? Closer inspection revealed that a fishing lure was caught in the swans mouth and on her neck, preventing her from lowering her mouth to drink or eat. Since we couldnt coax her to come to us, we decided that the best course of action was to corner her and get her on land. Dave Richardson made good use of a nearby life ring by throwing it across the narrow inlet and with Andys help, directed her toward land where we could catch her. By this time, we were attracting a small crowd of onlookers. Dave then caught Angelique and Sue tried to remove the lure but, without the right tools, was unable to remove the barbed lure. As the only French-speaking individual, I asked the onlookers if there was a vet around. Three teenaged boys volunteered to run to the vets and ask if this poor swan could be helped. We were instructed to bring Angelique to the vets which was a good half mile away. I accompanied Dave (Richardson) as he carried Angelique (who must have weighed a good 25 lbs.) while trying to convey a feeling of reassurance to the poor swan. Needless to say, after a while Dave needed a rest. Fortunately, some of the locals had followed us and one couple went home, returned with a cage and their car and gave us a lift to the vets office. Once there, it took the vet a good 30 minutes to remove the lure from neck and mouth and it was painfully obvious that Angelique was hurting. Once the lure was re-Who is Angelique? By Francine Webb moved, the vet gave Angelique an antibiotic injection, massaged the swans throat until she could swallow water and provided us with meds to give her for the next day or two. Our French friend drove us back to the boat, leaving the cage with us. Oddly enough, when we went into town for dinner later, we found that word got around about our feat as one of the local shopkeepers asked if we were the ones who saved the swan. The next morning, Angelique was given her meds and as she seemed much better, we released her but not until we took some pictures. I should make it clear that we dont really know if Angelique is male or female she just seemed like a shy female needing help and the name, Angelique, seemed to suit her. What a memory!Across the nearly 6 million acres in Floridas wildlife management area (WMA) system, officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) can be found atop buggies, operating all-terrain vehicles, in patrol trucks and on foot. One part of their job is to patrol public lands. This time of year, many hunters are also in the woods, too, scouting or enjoying archery season, and other nature-lovers are taking advantage of the cooler weather. Through state, federal and private partnerships, Florida boasts many diverse and exciting public hunting opportunities. The FWC encourages adults and children to get out and enjoy all the state has to offer, and its officers make sure that people do so safely and responsibly. We want people to be safe outdoors and the resources to be around for generations to come, said the FWCs Lt. Albert Wass de Czege, a field supervisor in northwest Florida. Safety while hunting is of paramount importance, which is why hunter safety courses are required for most hunters. FWC officers make sure all bag and size limits are followed, appropriate methods and equipment are used, and that hunters are hunting during the right hours and possess the necessary license and permits. We also check that all users, not just hunters, are being safe and responsible in our WMAs, Wass de Czege said. They should be operating on open roads or trails, staying off closed roads, following speed limits and showing courtesy to others. As more people hit the woods this fall, FWC officers may set up surveillance and plain-clothes details and use radar devices to accomplish this. Also, they are just a phone call away if people find themselves in need of assistance. Violations involving licenses and permits could warrant a $50 fine plus the cost of the license. Penalties can escalate for people with recent previous violations. Some hunting and other violations can lead to more serious consequences, including higher fines and even jail time. If you follow all posted information and treat others and the resources with respect, you will be setting your self up for a great time in the outdoors, Wass de Czege said. All safety precautions and resource laws are of vital importance, on both public and private lands. Those hunting on public lands just need to re-Protecting Paradise: Stay safe, be responsible on public lands By Katie Purcellmember a few extra things: illegal drugs. materials at recognized campsites and thoroughly extinguish flames and embers before leaving. Be sure of the specific rules for the area in which you plan to visit. You can go to MyFWC.com/Hunting and click on WMA Brochures for more information. Remember to report any suspected fish, wildlife or boating violations by calling 888-404-3922, texting Tip@ MyFWC.com or going online to MyFWC.com/WildlifeAlert. Editorial note: Protecting Paradise provides a glimpse into the world of an FWC officer. Finding lost hikers, checking boaters for safety gear and teaching children about fishing and hunting are just some of the contributions they make. This column is written by Katie Purcell, Division of Law Enforcement Community Relations Coordinator. It will feature different topics to help communicate with the public and foster the shared passion and teamwork that are vital to protecting Floridas people and beautiful natural resources for years to come.The Arts Council of Hillsborough County is accepting applications from local artists for grants of up to $2,000 from its 2014 Individual Artist Grant program. This grant program funds specific projects that will further the artists career. The grant program provides money to experienced artists who are 18 years or older and a resident of Hillsborough County since January 2012. Degree-seeking students and full-time faculty in higher education are ineligible. Applications for grants are considered from artists in the theater, visual, dance, music, literary, media and folk art disciplines. The Individual Artist Grants are reimbursement-type grants and only expenses that take place during the grant period of March 1Sept. 30, 2014 are covered. Applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of arts professionals. Applications are evaluated on: ect to contribute to the artists personal growth project on the community mitment to personal artistic development budget work samples Artists interested in applying should visit the Individual Artist Grant program page of TampaArts. com for details on program guidelines, eligibility requirements and applications or call 813-276-8250. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. About the IAG program: The Arts Council of Hillsborough County provides grants to individual artists, cultural groups and community organizations. Since 1989 it has awarded more than $640,000 to Hillsborough artists. Brandon Regional Hospital announces community events for DecemberBrandon Regional Hospital has a number of activities set for the Brandon, unless otherwise noted. Classroom C, Suite 258 Classroom B, Suite 260 p.m., Classroom A, Suite 262 Suite 262 2014, 6 p.m., Classroom B, Suite 260 Seating is limited and reservations are advised. For more information and to register call 813-653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital. com. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery, 813-571-5105 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 13 Your Emergency MattersQuality Care from ER Experts In an emergency, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. So, its vital that you get the quality care you need 24/7. At South Bay Hospital, our ER experts know that. We have the staff, equipment and expertise to handle the most critical medical emergencies. And with average wait times that are consistently shorter than the national average, we can get you in and get you treated promptly and efcientlywithout waiting any longer than you need to. Text ER to 23000 fo r Avg. Wait Time South Bay Hospital. Quality Emergency Care. FastER. WHY WAIT? 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. I Sun City Center, Florida SouthBayHospital.com For 24/7 health information and physician referrals, please call Consult-A-Nurse at 1-888-685-1595. CALL TODAY for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Call 813-634-1455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.C.WWW.THESKINCANCERCENTERS.COMSOUTH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTYS ONLY FELLOWSHIP TRAINED MOHS SURGEON Are you over 65? Did you know people over 65 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer? NOW ACCEPTING TRICARE PRIME Authentic Mexican & Tex/MexBreakfast Starting at $5.00FREE COFFEE W/ PURCHASE OF BREAKFAST ITEMSMon-Thurs 7:30AM-8PMAM-9PMORDER HOMEMADE TAMALES FOR THE HOLIDAYS17 7th Ave. N.E. Ruskin, FL 33570 813-419-4921 Ruskin artist Dolores Coe welcomes patrons to her exhibit in SarasotaBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRenowned Ruskin-based artist Dolores Coe welcomed art patrons to the latest exhibit of her work, held at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art in Sarasota. Several dozen people turned out for the Dec. 13 reception to hear Coe talk about her work. The paintings in the exhibition are mostly large-scale, oil-on-canvas of invented spaces populated with source imagery drawn from familiar sources I photograph around me including local parking lot MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSRuskin artist Dolores Coe during her Dec. 13 artists reception at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art in Sarasota. carnivals in Ruskin, the annual onering Showmans Benefit Circus and Hwy 41 concrete statuary outlets. The exhibition reception is one of the few opportunities to be present when a whole range of people first see the paintings. This one was an enjoyable mix of strangers interested in art, other artists, friends, students, collectors and curious guests. I really enjoy meeting and talking with people and hearing their thoughts and questions, Coe says. Coe is a former professor at Ringling College of Art and Design. She is also represented by the Clayton Galleries in Tampa. Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art is located at 1288 N. Palm Ave. in Sarasota. Her exhibit runs through Dec. 28. For more information, visit her website at www.dolorescoe.com.

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14 DECEMBER 19, 2013 Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, and Joseph Lang offer investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Approved Auto Repair Center We participate in AAA Dollars Program (813) 645-0339 $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars Owners: Lee & Julie Davis DROP BOX How about aGIFT CERTIFICATEfrom At Home Auto? DANCERS CHOREOGRAPHED BY The Perfoming Arts Company of SCC presents at the ROLLINS Did the man make the music? or... Did the music make the man? STARRINGLew Resseguie January 8th 7pm GalaJanuary 9, 10, 11, 16, 17,18 7:30 nightly with 2:30 matinee on January 18 Tickets $10$12 after Jan 1 The show will go on after the curtain closes with a champagne and dessert gala & a chance to meet the stars of Sinatra! JANUARY 8TH 7:00 pm $25 SHOW & GALA tickets available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk Monday Friday 9am noon credit card sales813.400.7803 www.performingartscompany-scc.org Michael Boyer Ellen Kleinschmidt Kristen Zemina Alejandro Estrada Alex Council Michael Peacock Teri Council Dan Tackitt FEATURING HOLIDAY DEADLINES The Observer News office will be closed Wed., Dec. 25, for Christmas and Wed., Jan. 1, for New Years. All news deadlines will advance to Friday, Dec. 20 and Friday., Dec. 27, respectively.Santa Claus has been busy on his annual world tour and has paid special attention to South Hillsborough with numerous visits to the area this year. This weekend he was at Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin, listening to the Christmas wishes of children and passing out candy canes. It was purely coincidental, of course, that he bears a passing resemblance to Hydro Harvest Farms owner John Lawson. For more information visit www.hydroharvestfarms.com.Santa visits Hydro Harvest FarmsMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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Many were gliding across the water in the moonlight, With their entire boats in Christmas lights. What a sight to see. Boats decorated with Christmas trees. Friends were being made With anglers of all age. All boats were anchoring in a circle Making room for others, Talking as if they were brothers. Kind words were in the air None seem to have a care. No one came to fish, Fish Tales were being told, Mostly by the old. Mullet were jumping through the night, But not a net was in sight. The sharks were hanging around, Thinking food may be found. Permit were there out of sight, Afraid of the noise of the night. Sailfish were gliding along, As the sounds of the waves played a song. The tarpon were sailing up in the air, Putting on a show for all to share. Spanish mackerel were nearby Watching the boats with an evil eye. Flounder were sleeping below on the sand, But soon wakened with the voice of man. Redfish were playing hide and seek, Popping up to take a peek. The amberjacks were having a ball, Ready to join the party at any call. All of the trout were in a hole Afraid that someone might have a fishing pole. The group grew larger and larger, With each arrival, the sounds were louder. It soon was midnight and a huge cloud appeared Together they yelled, Look, its Santa Claus and his reindeer. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Good Health and Good Cheer We hope we all can repeat this next year! Motors started to roar... With all going ashore.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Merry Christmas on the waterways

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Of the three main focus areas of CAP, Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services, Emergency Services is Civil Air Patrols busiest function. It includes air search and rescue, disaster relief such as for floods, tornados and hur ricanes, sundown patrols to search for boats in distress, aerial photography, and can even supplement local police agencies searching for per sons who may have gone missing in rural areas. They can hunt down the source of an aircrafts errant emer gency locator transmitter just to be sure its a faulty device and not an actual downed aircraft. When a CAP squadron is called upon to search for a missing aircraft there is also a team on the ground that will follow-up once the aircraft has identified the location of the incident. Senior squadrons are for adults over age eighteen. However, there are many cadets involved. Teenagers may serve in a cadet or composite squadron (seniors and cadets) until they reach their 18th birthday. If they wish to continue serving after they reach 18, they must join a senior squadron. Seniors can be retired, or still a contributing member of the workforce. Cadets are generally middle and high school students. The CAP was extremely active dur ing the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and flew hundreds of hours tracking the spill. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center designates which military unit or CAP squadron will handle or assist in any emergency. CAP flies Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 aircraft which are provided by the Air Force. As of October 2013 there are approximately 25,000 cadets and 34,000 seniors in squadrons nationally. On Saturday, Nov. 2, approximately 35 members met at the Tampa Executive Airport, home base of the Hillsborough One Senior Squadron, for a Search and Rescue Exercise that offered members the opportunity to hone their skills and perform the duties necessary to qualify for new certifications. Members from Pinellas Senior Squadron and squadrons from Brandon, Tampa, Clearwater, Zephyrhills and Brooksville attended. The group used these opportunities to hone its skills, procedures and teamwork as pilots, scanners, radio operators, observers, airborne photographers, ground search and rescue team members and mission staff assistants. The operations were a genuine success that once again proved how well different units of the Civil Air Patrol work together. The Civil Air Patrol is authorized to market its services to government or private entities. Their services are available 24/7. The squadrons are always looking for civic-minded people who want to make a difference. This includes pilots. In order to fly a CAP aircraft a pilot would first have to meet the requirements as a Scanner before being checked out as a pilot. While they dont fly every day, there are many missions that they fly regularly, not only for training, but also as search and rescue efforts. If you want additional information about a CAP squadron in your area just Google Civil Air Patrol and the city in which you are interested. The results of your Google search will provide specific information such as meeting days, times, locations, contact names and phone numbers. If you want information on how to become a member, contact Capt. Sam Chiodo, Squadron Commander, Hillsborough One Senior Squadron at 813-748-4139 or email him at samchiodo@verizon.net. Anyone interested in the CAP may stop in whenever there is a meeting being held. The Hillsborough One Senior Squadron meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9334 Vandenberg Airport Rd. in Tampa. This address is at the south end of the former Vandenberg Air port, which is now known as Tampa Executive Airport.

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 17 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case The S.S. American Victory will host an unparalleled viewing of Tampas annual holiday Boat Parade of Lights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. The event will serve as a fundraiser to help support the maintenance of the historic World War II-era vessel. Promising the best seats in Tampa for the lighted boat parade, the event will also include music and light refreshments. The ship will most certainly provide the most unique and exciting vantage point for the parade. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for youths 4-12, and $7 for seniors, members of the military and veterans. For information, call 813-228-8766 or visit www.americanvictory.org.American Victory offers best and most unique seats for Tampa boat paradeMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Stephen Foster Festival of \ LightsWhite Springs, now through Dec. 31. Over 5 million holiday lights! Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Model train display, outdoor movies, snow machine, crafters and more. www.floridastateparks. org/stephenfoster/Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival\ Fellsmere, January 16 19, 2014. Fun, food and entertainment for the entire family! Frog leg and gator tail dinners served each day. Enjoy all the wild and crazy rides for the young as well as the more adventurous. www.froglegfestivalDay trips: Fun things to do around FloridaBok Tower Gardens\ Lake Wales. Now through Jan. 5, Christmas Carillon Concerts every Thursday and Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m.; tours of Edward Boks home, the 20-room Pinewood Estate mansion. December 21, hands-on workshops will help you create your own holiday dcor. boktowergardens.orgManatee County Fair\ Palmetto, January 16-26, 2014, www.manateecountyfair.comDeSoto County Fair\ Arcadia, Jan. 17-26, 2014, www. desotocountyfair.orgCharlotte County Fair\ Port Charlotte, Jan. 31 Feb. 9, 2014, www. thecharlottecountyfair.comChalo Nitka Festival, Glades \ County Youth Livestock Show and Chalo Nitka RodeoMoore Haven, Feb. 24 March 1, 2014, www.chalonitka.comFlorida Strawberry Festival\ Plant City, Feb. 27 March 9, 2014, www.flstrawberryfestival. com. Indulge in the Festival of Chocolate MOSI will host the fourth annual Festival of Chocolate, Floridas largest all-chocolate themed event Saturday through Monday, Jan. 18 20, 2014. Sponsored in part by Bank of Tampa, the Festival of Chocolate will feature amazing chocolate indulgences, the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show and a live cake-decorating competition. The event features the areas best chocolate and confection companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate. Award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers will host interactive demonstrations, sharing techniques and tricks of the trade, and the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show returns on Jan. 18, featuring chocolatewrapper fashion for the couture crowd. On Jan. 19, a live cake decorating competition will give artistic creations a tasty twist. Entrance into the Festival of Chocolate is included with the purchase of MOSI admission (Adults: $21.95; Children: $17.95). Each adult ticket purchased in advance will receive two dollars in chocolate coins to spend at the Festival. MOSI Members pay only $10 per ticket for adults, and member children 12 and under can attend for free. Members can buy tickets in advance at 987-6000 or by visiting mosi.org.

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20 DECEMBER 19, 2013 Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center Looking for STORAGE? OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Ask Us about our Mini-warehouses20x60 each MOVE -IN SPEC IAL! OEIPEIL 50%*Off AllUnitsEXP 12/31/13 ers and advertisers. She often asked, What if or I wonder what and then provided the leadership to see those questions become award-winning articles or impactful advertising campaigns that invariably had positive results for both the readers and the finances of area businesses. I came to M&M Printing [parent company of The Observer News] eight years ago and she greeted me with the biggest smile, said M&M Printing CEO Wes Mullins. She has always been positive. She always liked to be the good news newspaper. Anytime something negative would come in, if it was for the better of the community, she would print it but it would just turn her inside out. Mullins went on to say that as the head of the company, he never had to worry about the newspaper division. She took care of all aspects of it. Her vision of where the paper was, where it was going, was always right. During her tenure, The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current newspapers have won hundreds of awards for editorial and advertising excellence from the Community Papers of Florida (CPF), an organization that represents newspapers serving nearly nine million people. CPF has known Brenda Knowles for a number of years, said Dave Neuharth, CPF Board Secretary. She has been a strong supporter of the association and participated in the CPF classified network that provides the funds that has made this association a success. We thank her. Without a doubt, as a publisher that led a small group of publications, the papers excelled under her leadership. The newspapers won top awards in the annual Best of the Best awards contests and she can be proud of the excellence her staff added to this annual event. I havent said thank you enough over the years, said M&M Printing owner Mickey Mixon. And those awards and that recognition were a good pat on the back. She could take a lot of pride in what she was doing. So many newspapers today have lost sight of that, sacrificing quality. Brenda didnt lose sight of that. Through her personality and vision, Knowles had a knack for attracting and retaining talented people in all aspects of the newspaper, from sales to creative to editorial. She provided the direction and then allowed those people the freedom to fulfill the vision she had. Brenda was a company girl, Mixon continued. It was never about me, it was always about us. She did the best she could to hire the best people she could get. And then when she got them, she gave them a task and got out of the way. Mixon and Knowles first met in 1969 when Mixon and his wife invited Knowles and her husband over for grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. A friendship was forged and nearly 20 years later, in 1988, Knowles joined M&M Printing as a sales person for classified advertising. Her drive, optimism and success paved the way for her rapid rise to editor and then to publisher. Just a week or so ago I was talking to her, Mixon said. I told her, you know, Brenda, were lucky. For the past 20 some years, weve both been able to do what we wanted to do. We didnt get rich, but we played a role. We kept 18 to 25 families alive for a long time. Brenda is a really big part of the community and she has played a big role in the community. The Observer News has grown consistently over my years here, Mullins said. And that was solely due to Brenda and the team she put together. Even during the recession, Brenda did not skip a beat the papers continued to grow. Her vision has been impressed upon her team and has developed over the years to make The Observer News the good news newspaper. The many nonprofit organizations serving those in need in South Hillsborough always knew they could count on Knowles to help them help others by reaching the ever-growing population of the area. But as dedicated as she was to the communities, she was, perhaps, even more dedicated to her staff. That was not unrequited. Her good heart and commitment has been the foundation of her success and much more. She is and remains a boss who is dearly loved by all those who work for and with her. I have worked for seven newspapers in Hillsborough County since 1982, and I have to say working with Brenda has been the best experience of all, said Observer News freelance writer Penny Fletcher. She lets me use my creativity and go outside the box if a story calls for something special. She has allowed me to use my talent in ways I could not do at other area media. But she isnt just a great boss; shes a really good person. I hadnt worked for her two weeks when I had to go into Tampa General Hospital for a week and when I came home she brought food to my house and stayed and talked like she had all the time in the world, when I knew she was busy. I knew right then what kind of a person she was. Brenda Knowles is a woman who chose to serve her readers, communities and advertisers on a fateful day in September twelve years ago and on every day. She chose a path not of exploitation The writer and the boss: Brenda Knowles with some of the hundreds of awards won during her tenure for editorial and advertising excellence from the Community Papers of Florida.MICHELLE TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBrenda has always been and is the most positive person I have ever met in my life, said M&M Printing CEO Wes Mullins. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Brenda Knowles, editor/publisher, forged the good pathX but of healing, of service, of accentuating the positive. She forged that path well before 9/11 and continued it long after. Her heart was, and continues to be, in the right place and with that success came naturally. Her children are all successful, Mixon said. Not only is she a great editor, but shes also a great mom. How could I ask for more than that? While those in the newsroom will feel her absence acutely, her presence will remain firmly in place. She genuinely loved her communities, her newspapers and her staff and that love is returned. Brenda Knowles helped to make the communities and those who work for her better in so many ways. She forged the good path. M&M Printing CEO Wes Mullins has assumed the role of Publisher. Creative Director Chere Simmons, who, like Knowles, first joined The Observer News in 1988, will assume the duties of editor for the publications.

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Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping $40................before noon$32...................after noon$25..............after 2:00 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 12/31/13 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music every Fri. & Sat. 6-10 p.m. Karaoke every Wed. 5-9 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN Mon.Sun. 7 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 7 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket2034 Pier Drive Ruskin, FL 33570 813-638-1005 If youre like most of us, the month of December is a blur of activity. It seems you wake up one morning and its the first of the month and when you go to bed that night, its New Years Eve. With all of the family activities, who has much time to do business marketing? And yet, its a great time of the year to make an impact. Most of your clients and customers are too busy to answer the phone or take a visit from you, so do the next best thing and deliver New Years voicemails to them. It takes less than one minute per customer, but it means a lot. A simple Beth, I want to personally wish you a wonderful New Year and I look forward to us doing great things together in 2014 works wonders. Do you want to do something nice for your best customers and your best referral sources but dont have time to see them all? Send them relevant business books or magazine subscriptions instead. You can do it online in just a couple of hours and a subscription will remind them of you twelve more times throughout the year. Fifty-two times if you give them the Wall Street Journal. Speaking of referral sources, how is your scorecard looking? You know what I mean. How many referrals have you sent them? Do you return the favor? This is a good time to take stock of how theyve treated you throughout the year and how youve acknowledged their help. What were your highlights and low points in 2013? What worked best for you and what tanked? By all means, learn from your mistakes and trash the ideas that didnt work. But more importantly, take a look at your successes and see how you can improve on them. If a certain direct mail campaign gave you a surprising return on your investment, maybe you want to send it out to more prospects Once youve assessed how the old year went, set your personal marketing goals and objectives for 2014. Yes, most large companies do this earlier in the year and this is really last-minute planning. But its better than no planning at all, which is what most small businesses are guilty of. Its hard to schedule time with your mentors, business partners, and trusted advisors right now, so wait until just after the first of the year. Theyve got end-of-the-year deadlines right now as well, so much as they love you, they really dont want to see you right now. But its just the opposite with your staff. Take your team out to celebrate the year and thank them. Remind them that youd be lost without them and show them you treasure what they do for your company. Relax and have some fun. Isnt it time you did that? And when you open the new calendar to a brand new year, youll see that doing just these few things this month will make a huge impact on next month.By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Evaluate the year, then learn from it 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, Dec. 19 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21Surprise for the Ladies. Adult Christmas Party 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. No Bingo. Open Juke Box. Wednesday, Dec. 25 Merry Christmas from all at Ruskin VFW. Open 1 to 10 p.m. Please bring covered dish 1 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan.

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 25Air Force Airman James Cuevas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cuevas is the son of Hilda Diaz of Riverview, Fla., and Alberto Cuevas of Lynn, Mass. He is a 2010 graduate of Riverview High School. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colby T. Fairfax graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Fairfax is the son of Kevin and Nanci Fairfax of Riverview. He is a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School. Air Force Airman Brandon E. Gorgas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Gorgas is the son of Erich and Dustina Gorgas of Riverview. He is a 2008 graduate of Newsome High School, Lithia. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Benjamin Miranda graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Miranda is a 2005 graduate of Riverview High School. Air Force Airman Jarryd N. Rita graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rita is the son of Kimberly and Antonio Rita of Riverview. He is a 2012 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. These airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Army Pvt. Carlos A. Galeano has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Galeano is the grandson of Miguel Coll of Riverview. Army Pvt. Richard W. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Hall is the son of Christina Hall of Apollo Beach. He is a 2011 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. During the nine weeks of training, each soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.In Uniform New SSSAR officers are Gordon Bassett, President; Chuck Hawley, Vice President; Charles Dean, Secretary; and Luther Lloyd, Registrar. Included with officers in photo is Dan Hooper, regional vice president FLSSAR. Not in photo: William Love, Treasurer.SSSAR chapter officers are electedAt the South Shore Sons of the American Revolution luncheon meeting held at Freedom Plaza on Nov. 2, the following current 2013 officers were re-nominated and reelected for 2014: Gordon Bassett, President; Bill Love, Treasurer; Luke Lloyd, Registrar. Newly nominated and elected were Charles Dean, Secretary; Chuck Hawley, Vice President; Al Tisdale, Chaplain; Jim Pearson and Cliff Knox, Governors/Members at Large for two-year terms; Chip Churchill and Don Gunn, one-year terms. Jack Bolen was reaffirmed as the Tampa Chapter advisor/liaison to the South Shore Chapter. Appointed to chair committees were: Luke Lloyd, Awards; Chip Churchill, Publicity; Don Gunn, JRROTC; Jim Pearson, Law Enforcement; Chuck Hawley, Web Master. At the same meeting Compatriot Charles Alfred Churchill was given an award citation and the Bronze Roger Sherman Medal in recognition of his long years of SAR service and his hard work in helping create the South Shore SAR chapter. All officers were inducted at the Saturday, Dec. 7 luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza. Wives of SAR members and DAR members are welcome to attend all monthly meetings. The South Shore SAR Chapter serves the communities of Apollo Beach, Brandon, Ruskin, Riverview, Sun City Center, Gibsonton, Wimauma and Valrico. Activities include a variety of programs that promote the patriotic, educational and historical interests resulting from the American Revolution. Anyone wishing to attend a future meeting should call Treasurer Bill Love at 813-634-2749. Locally created art is donated to Hillsborough CountyHillsborough Countys visual art collection is richer after acceptance by the Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 6 of two donations recommended by the Public Art Committee. The first donation, North/South/ East/West Tampa, is a suite of four mixed-media photographic assemblies by Steven S. Gregory celebrating the history and character of all parts of Tampa. Gregory, a photographic artist whose work is rooted in his innate curiosity, had his first public showing at the 2005 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, where he was chosen as the Best Emerging Artist. Since then he has received a Hillsborough County Individual Artist Grant, a State of Florida Artist Fellowship, and was commissioned as a City of Tampa Photographer Laureate. His photographs are in numerous collections throughout the country, including: Polk Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Florida State University, Tampa General Hospital, Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP, Robert & Elizabeth Sanchez Collection, and the City of Tampa Public Art Collection. The donated artworks will initially be displayed in County Center. The second donation, the 12-foothigh sculpture Key Tree, provided by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, was a collaboration between Robert G. Woods, a Plant City artist, and 60 fifth grade students of Tampa Palms Elementary School. Woods pursues his artist journey through commissioned sculptures incorporating various North/South/East/West Tampa by Steven Gregorymaterials, such as stainless steel, cold steel, brass copper, blown glass and paint. He created the steel tree sculpture, and approximately 4,000 keys were collected and installed on the trees 14 ridged branches as a student project partially funded by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. The sculpture will be installed on the rear patio of the New Tampa Library. Hillsborough Countys Annual Public Art Plan enhances the appearance of public buildings and spaces to expand the historical, cultural, and creative knowledge of citizens. The Public Art Program has not accepted a donation of artwork since 2008 when Winter Morn on the Alafia was donated by Ronald Friedman. The Public Art Program has installations at 37 different locations across Hillsborough County and all are open to the public for viewing. Recent installations include: Fructose of Orthos sculpture at MOSI, by Robert Chambers Where Do We Go? murals at Brandon Head Start, by Michael Parker Ride the Sky mural at Apollo Beach Skate Park, by Tim Payne William of Orange photograph at Animal Services, by William Wegman Mangrove photograph at Seffner Mango Branch Library, by Carlton Ward Images and locations of the public art in Hillsborough Countys collection can be found online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=2114.Jewelry is on the wish lists of a quarter of respondents in a 2013 holiday survey by the National Retail Federation. Is it on yours? Choices are many when it comes to gifting with necklaces, earrings or bracelets. If youre shopping for costume jewelry, there are no rules. This generally low-priced option allows you to pick pieces without being concerned about being ripped off. But if youre shopping for real bling diamonds, gemstones or pearls youll want to wade carefully into the jewelry aisles to be sure youre not taken for a ride. Start by doing your homework. Several websites outline differences between 24K gold and 14K gold, diamonds vs. cubic zirconia, natural gemstones vs. laboratory-created gemstones and cultured pearls vs. imitation pearls. Doing this research will also help you determine what you can reasonably afford. Another key to buying the perfect piece of jewelry is to know what the recipient likes and wears. Does she wear mostly colorful and chunky costume jewelry? Or does she opt for gemstone pendants? Does she (or he) wear studs or hoops? Does he prefer tungsten or copper? When youre ready to shop in earnest, Better Business Bureau Serving West Florida advises: Location. If youre interested in trying a new or unfamiliar online merchant, ask the company for its physical location (address and phone number) so you can check its BBB Business Review at www.bbb. org; or through BBBs online mobile app accessible on your Smartphone at m.bbb.org. Know their policies. Determine the companys refund and return policies before you buy. If online companies cant offer concrete commitments on how they will handle any potential problems you may have with their products or services, reconsider doing business with them. Understand all the charges. Be sure you have a thorough understanding of everything involved before placing an order. Be clear on the total cost of the transaction, including tax, any shipping and handling and other related charges. Better Business Bureau advises ...What to look for when buying jewelryKnow the terms of any product or service guarantees, including any known delays or shortages of stock. Find out how long it will be before you receive your order. Guard your personal information. Only provide your credit card number online in a secure environment. Look for the prefix https:// in the URL box listing the websites address to be sure that the site you are using is secure. Review the companys Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information may be used. Ask about post-holiday policies. If youre buying as a gift, ask whether it will accept returns when the season is over. If not, consider buying elsewhere or taking more time to be sure the item is exactly what you want before making the purchase. Third party seals of approval. Make sure any third party seals of approval are current and can be verified to confirm the companys commitment to those standards. To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit BBB.org. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 27 Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. CLOSED Christmas Day (Wed., Dec. 25) CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 1/23/14MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBN 131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 1/2/14 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons BUSINESS BRIEFSWinn-Dixie announces holiday hoursAll Winn-Dixie stores will open at their regular time and close at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, with pharmacies closing at 5 p.m. All WinnDixie stores will be closed on Christmas Day. In addition, all Winn-Dixie stores will be open during regular hours on New Years Eve and New Years Day; however, pharmacy hours will vary. All pharmacies will close at 5 p.m. on New Years Eve and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Years Day.Niche cruises become new popular travel trendThemed cruises are a popular new trend for travelers looking for something different. Now cruises are being tailored to travelers taste in music, art, and culinary intrigue. AAAs newest niche cruise, Rocky and the Rollers Rockin the Caribbean (Royal Caribbean Lines), is the most popular with more than 2,500 people booked. There is such a growing demand for niche travel that AAA will expand its portfolio to 60s, disco, country, and jazz cruises. Were also creating special interests trips focused on sports, culinary, and the arts, said Julio Soto, AAA Travel director. Rockin the Caribbean Cruise sails to the Western Caribbean on April 27, 2014. The final day to book is January 14. To reserve a cabin, contact your local AAA office.A second generation joins A-1 Connection RealtyA second generation has again joined A-1 Connection Realty in Sun City Center. Greg and Kathy Bolduc have been coming to SCC to visit family for the past 20 years. Their decision to follow in the real estate footsteps of Kathys mother Pat Wilbert and aunt Beverly Parker was driven by the desire to continue the successful real estate path athat was laid before them. The experience that Greg and Kathy bring with them will be extremely beneficial for their future clients. Greg brings a 25 year business career with a Fortune 500 company and most recently as an owner of an excavating business. As for Kathy, she has a 30+ year career in the social services field as well as being a certified real estate agent in the states of Ohio and Massachusetts. Kathy has also been helping out at Beverlys Estate Sales in the SCC area. You can reach this second generation team by contacting the A-1 Connection Realty office at 813-633-2020 or directly at 781-706-1445 (Greg) or 774-454-3499 (Kathy).Left to right, are Beverly Parker, Kathy Bolduc, Greg Bolduc and Pat Wilbert of the A-1 Connection Realty team. Edward Jones Ranks No. 1 in National SurveyFor the 19th time, the financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked number one in the WealthManagement.com/REP magazine annual survey of the nations six largest financial services firms, according to the following Edward Jones financial advisors in the South County area. Road 674, can be reached at 813-633-0044. REP. magazine randomly selects financial advisors nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories. Edward Jones overall score was 9.5 out of 10 possible points. The firm scored top marks across the board, earning near perfect scores in overall ethics (9.8) and public image (9.7), according to WealthManagment.com. For more information about Edward Jones, please contact an area advisor or visit www.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

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28 DECEMBER 19, 2013 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES:SUNDAY8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. .........................................Traditional Service10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. .......................................Traditional Service4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Wimauma Church of GodSunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Without the abundance of the heart nothing great can happen. Paul Tillich Area Obituaries Lorraine K. CaldwellLorraine K. Caldwell, 91, of Riverview passed away December 9, 2013. Lorraine was born July 29, 1922, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late James and Hattie Mae Bailey, Sr. Lorraine opened the first beauty salon in Riverview and provided services for 40 years. Lorraines body will rest next to her husbands, the late Malcolm Caldwell, in Hackney Cemetery. Per her wishes, there will be no services. Lorraine is survived by sons Roger Van Fleet and Herbert Van Fleet; daughters Jacqueline Nanwani and Ginger Hodge; brother Cecil Bailey; sisters Marjorie Patterson, Barbara LeDoux, and Lois Hart; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle, 1218 7th Ave. East, Bradenton, Florida 34208. Arrangements by Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Riverview.Donald Joseph CantwilDonald Joseph Cantwil, 81, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away December 9, 2013. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Columbus Equipment as a Field Service Engineer and later worked for Freedom Plaza as a driver for 16 years. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jo Ann; children Diana (Tim) Erdmann, Donald P. (Debra) Cantwil, Deborah Petersheim (David), Dawn (Stephen) Hertzfeld, Jeffrey H. Miller and Juliann (Joe) Bagwell; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, December 11, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Preston Edward CunninghamPreston (Pret) Edward Cunningham, 84, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on December 11, 2013. He was born in Hellam, Pa. on November 24, 1929 to the late Spurgeon and Estella (Reever) Cunningham. Preston is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juanita L (Whetzel) Cunningham, Sun City Center, Fla.; daughters Sandy McAfee of Conway, S.C.; Debra Fonda of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Beverly Hoak of Columbia, Pa.; son Michael Cunningham of Jupiter, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Spurgeon, James, Clarence, Kenneth, Blaine, Barry, Allen, Mark and Robert; sisters June Clinton, Gladys Beck, Patsy Heiland, Alma Klahold, Darlene Evans, Phyllis Dellinger, Mary Lou Gross, Judy Fourhman and Linda Wilson. Preston was predeceased by son Richard Cunningham and brother Dennis Cunningham. Preston served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Hellam VFW, American Legion, Hawks Club, Elks Club, Vikings, York Motorcycle Club, and former member of the Shriners. He was an avid golfer and previous member of Cool Creek Country Club in Wrightsville, Pa. and Sandpiper Golf Club in Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to LifePath Hospice in Ruskin, Fla.Nancy White EastburnNancy White Eastburn passed away on December 6, 2013 after 10 happy years at Neshaminy Manor in Doylestown, Pa. She was 104 years young. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Anna Bradley White and the sister of the late Helen White Peddle and the late Robertson White. Nancy was the beloved wife of the late William H. Eastburn II, who passed away in 1997, and mother of Gail Eastburn-Schultz of Scarborough, Maine, the late William H. Eastburn III and the late Linda Bradley Eastburn. She was the mother-in-law of Connie A. Eastburn of Doylestown and the late Arthur B. Schultz. With her engaging charm and a great sense of humor, she was affectionately known as Nana Banana. She was the grandmother of Page Eastburn ORourke of Yarmouth, Me., Holly Eastburn MacEwan of Falmouth, Me., William H. Eastburn IV of New Hope, Pa., Christopher Eastburn of Arlington, Mass. and Brooke Eastburn of Charlotte, N.C., and great-grandmother of twelve. Nancy and her husband lived in Wayne, Pa. before moving to Rhode Island. In the summers, family and friends would gather outside her Weekapaug cottage for Nancys famous clam fritters. In the mid-seventies, they retired to Sun City Center, Florida where Nancy enjoyed playing golf, bridge and flourished as an artist. She won numerous awards for her paintings as well as being president of the Art Club in Sun City Center. She was an active member of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and in January of 2000 she was named a Deacon of St. Andrew Church in Florida. The Eastburn family would like to thank the wonderful people at Neshaminy Manor for their warm friendship, enriching activities, and loving care for Nancy. A memorial service to celebrate Nancys life is being planned by her family for the near future. www.fluehr.com William Charles LadueWilliam (Bill) Charles Ladue, 71, of Sun City Center, Fla./Milton, Vt. passed away peacefully on December 12, 2013 following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bill was married to the love of his life, Anne (Pixie), with whom he shared over 50 years of wedded bliss. He is also survived by his four children: SFC Phillip Ladue and his wife Julie of Highgate, Vt. and their children Morgan and Sean, Jeff Ladue of Bradenton, Fla. and his children Olivia and Jake, Matthew Ladue and his wife Dawn of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Nicolle Morrison and her husband Don of Reno, Nev. and their children Noah and Jonas. Bill is also survived by brother Fred Ladue of Cambridge, Vt./Mims, Fla. and sister Helen Golaovich of Burlington, Vt. Condolences may be sent to 1204 Fordham D., Sun City Center, FL 33573. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Dr. Gaspar SalvadorDr. Gaspar Rafael Salvador, 69, of Cortez died Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice following a brave battle with cancer. Gaspar Salvador was born October 23, 1944, in Camaguey, Cuba, the son of Hortensia and Gaspar Salvador. Gaspar was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He received his medical degree from the University of Seville, Spain. He was a family practice physician at Sunhill Medical Center and the medical director at Sun Terrace Rehabilitation Center for 34 years in Sun City Center. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy Weidner Salvador. He is also survived by son Stan (Samantha); grandchildren Sophie and Levi; sister Silvia Munoz; aunt Catalina Zaldivar; nephew Francisco Muoz; niece Tashi Muoz and her children Jam and Ayla. Dr Sal had a lifelong passion for boating and deep-sea fishing. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (http:// support.woundedwarriorproject.org). X

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 29ObituariesX 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 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 Places of Worship Kenneth B. Yeager IIIKenneth B. Yeager III, 32, of Apollo Beach passed away December 4, 2013 at LifePath Hospice due to complications of diabetes. Survivors include mother Sandra Yeager, father Kenneth Yeager, Jr., sister Heather Yeager, aunt/godmother Sherian McIntyre of Pa., and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kenny will always be remembered and forever missed. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at LifePath Hospice House, 908 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.The three Guerrero sisters (from left) Haileigh, age 11; Kyleigh, 8; and Aleigh, 4 are excited to be in a photo with Santa and Baby Jesus. Community Christmas Party: Join Santa Claus at St. AndrewAll children, young and old, are invited to visit with Santa when he arrives on Thursday, Dec. 19 to worship the Christ Child at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Each year Santa and Mrs. Claus love to be the first people to wish Jesus Happy Birthday! Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 3 p.m. and stay until 6:30 p.m. that night to greet children and adults at the church, located at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Homemade cookies and hot chocolate will be served in Fellowship Hall. Please join Santa to celebrate the gift that God gave to all of us: Jesus Christ. Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center holds an outreach ministry called Come and See, a kind of Catholic Open House, each third Friday of the month from 1-2 p.m. in the Conesa Center. The next session will be Friday, Dec. 20. This is an opportunity for nonCatholics to learn more about the Catholic faith. The format is one of informal questions and answers, discussions about the faith, the Church and its traditions. All are invited to come as often as needed. Unitarian Spirit of ChristmasArch Bush will review some memorable ideas about the Christmas holiday from notable Unitarians, including Charles Dickens and Dr. A. Powell Davies, at the Thursday, Dec. 19 service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd. East. All are welcome. Prince of Peace asks you to Come and SeeIf you or someone in your circle of family and friends has shown an interest in, has some unanswered questions or perhaps misconceptions about the Catholic Church, or is looking for a spiritual home, perhaps come and see would be helpful. All inquiries are welcome, and there is no cost or obligation. For more information, contact Marilyn Vahovich: 813-634-6900. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. More information can be found on www. popcc.org. Live Nativity at Ruskin United Methodist ChurchThe youth group at Ruskin United Methodist Church will present two live performances telling the story of the birth of Christ on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 and at 7 p.m. Both performances are free. This is the eighth year that the youth have scheduled this reenactment. As in the past, live animals will be a part of the presentation so parents should bring cameras for special photos with the cast and the animals in the corral. The manger is located on the Ruskin Church property with plenty of parking available. Children in attendance will receive candy canes and the church Ladies and Mens clubs will also provide hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and snacks. A special addition this year will be members of the Ruskin Chorus performing select music to enhance the Nativity presentation. Youth members participating include Alaina Rinaldi, Kyle Williamson, Matt Williamson, Zack Williamson, Vaughan Siegrist, Shyanne Taylor, Cole Alter, John Nichols, Alex Ruiz, Lauren Rodriquez, Emily Anderson, Brian Ruiz and Brandon Cusic. Ruskin United Methodist Church is located at 105 4th St. NW, just one block west of Hwy 41 behind SunTrust Bank. A beautiful tradition known as the Giving Tree was begun by the Saint Anne Parish Council in 2001. The first year, approximately 300 gifts were donated for children who might not otherwise have had the childs joy of gifts on Christmas morning. That number has grown to 730 recipients in this, the traditions 13th consecutive year. It takes many volunteers to make this project a reality. The sign-up process begins early in November, primarily through the Saint Anne Food Pantry, although other outreach ministries also submit names for inclusion. The generic information for each recipient is printed on a label, which is pasted into a card and hung on the tree. This year, all 730 cards were claimed by parishioners on the first weekend they were displayed. Once the wrapped presents are placed under the tree, other volunteers help to organize the gifts for distribution. Through the generosity of many parishioners, more than 7,000 Saint Anne continues Giving Tree traditionneedy children have been provided for over the life of the program, one of many outreach ministries sponsored by Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. Anyone interested in more information is welcome to visit the parish website at www.SaintAnneRuskin.org.United Methodist Church supports the Salvation ArmyThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center supports Doing The Most Good, the Salvation Armys promise to the community and to all who are served by this organization. As the December Mission of The Month, members of the Congregation filled 400+ stockings and committed to ring the bell at Publix in memory of Sala Halms dedicated support of this mission. One of the Salvation Army drivers commented, I believe this is the most stockings I have ever picked up at a church.

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30 DECEMBER 19, 2013 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 Christmas at the United Methodist ChurchThe Promise of Light, a Christmas musical by Joel Raney, inspired 1,200 in attendance at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center on Sunday, Dec. 8. Senior pastor Warren Langer welcomed the nearcapacity congregation. Under the direction of Jeff Jordan, director of Worship Arts, the Praise Team, the 50-voice Chancel Choir, and church organist Valerie Southwell, along with church musicians and technicians, joined together to offer a unique blend of Christmas music. J.A.M., the churchs Childrens Performance Choir, carried lighted candles, symbolizing the the promise of light. Jeff Jordan perhaps said it best, Everyone present felt the true spirit of Christmas in worship this morning. For information on upcoming Christmas events at the church, contact Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lords glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. Dont be afraid! he said. I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior yes, the Messiah, the Lord has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger. Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others the armies of heaven praising God and saying, Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased. When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, Lets go to Bethlehem! Lets see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about. They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org.Seeds From the SowerMichael A. Guido, D.D. Metter, GeorgiaSouth Bay Church Christmas week servicesSouth Bay Church, located at 13498 U.S. 301 South in Riverview, will offer family services this Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:15, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. The South Bay Kids area will be open for children from birth to three years old only. This service is designed to emulate the warmth of a family gathering around the living room singing Christmas and worship songs. On Christmas eve there will be three services: 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. South Bay Kids will be open for all students, newborn to fifth grade. This years message is centered around the true meaning of Christmas ... Simply Jesus. Join Pastors David Speicher and David Oates in celebrating the simplicity of the season. For more information, visit www.SouthBay.cc or call the church office at 813-677-0721. Songs of Christmas fill the airMembers of the Presbyterian Women circles at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church met recently to enjoy a Christmas tea party. Each table was decorated by a different circle. Vocal entertainment at the tea was provided by, standing from left, Carol Quam and Vallie Cosper, with Claire Hadley accompanying on the piano. St. Andrew is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.UMC to screen The Christmas WishOn Friday, Jan. 10, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will host The Christmas Wish, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Businessman Will Martin (Neil Patrick Harris) tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother Ruth Martin (Debbie Reynolds) after he returns to a small town to modernize his familys real-estate company. During Thanksgiving dinner, Ruth tells him she has discovered a woman named Lillian in her husbands journals. He had visited her every Christmas Eve since shortly after the death of their son and daughter-in-law in a car accident. Ruths Christmas wish is to find out who Lillian is.The search takes him on a journey through his grandfathers life and helps him understand the true meaning of love and forgiveness. Come early for popcorn and coffee. Cookies, tea and water will also be served, as well as homemade cookies freshly baked by the Good News & the Disciples Sunday School Classes. The Christmas Wish is not closed captioned and is about an hour and a half long.

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S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 rerseAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateMA Above the Rest. Come in for a free gift. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Open Christmas Eve day till 4pm. Garage/ moving sale. 2105 Sterling Glen, SCC. Friday 12/20 Noon4pm. Saturday 12/21, 8am-1pm. Furniture, pictures, area rugs, kitchen, glassware, home decor. SCC 1601 & 1624 Bentwood Dr., Thursday & Friday, 12/19 & 12/20, 8am-2pm. From soup to nuts. Everything must go Garage sale. 826 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach, Dec. 20 & 21. Gibson guitar SG, Feather Weight sewing machine, antique portable dental cabinet, antiques. Too much to list. st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 Cell: 382-7536 FurntureEntertainment center 8ft long, walnut, lights & glass doors, many shelves. $750. Must see to appreciate. 813-642-8217 M Beautiful antique king bedroom set: bed, (2) end tables, dresser w/ mirror. Ethan Allen pullout couch. 38x38 Kittenger leather top coffee table, glass top dining room table w/ coral base, (6) Henry Link sage cushion dining chairs. SCC resident. Must see to appreciate. 813-633-6768 GortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 1983 Club Car, excellent condition, new batteries, new battery changer, lights, horn, weather encloser. $1,600 Call for details 813-4194027, 860-637-6348 MARINE400 sortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-6772000 www.SouthBayStorage. com D D F D D REAL ESTATE500 U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTED Will be buying coins Monday Friday: 10 am 3 pm Saturday by appt. only 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. (813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint BarsYou tried the SCC Chamber & Ruskin. 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DECEMBER 19, 2013 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 onots : ___________________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ To place a classied adcall ; $17.0030 DEADLINE: nrsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 ter rontent sApollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 ousesorrentApollo Beach 3br/2ba house for rent. New carpet, paint & tile. Fenced yard. $1,250 monthly. Non smoking only. Call Beth Christo, Century 21 Beggins. 813-7143811 Ruskin, 3br/2ba home with covered porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent $925 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit & references required. 813-649-1599 2br/2ba w. laundry room on sea walled canal with dock. Newly painted ready to occupy. $850 with references, no pets. Call Bob 813610-662355+ CCommunity SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 Waterfront rentals. 1/2 acre, 2br/1ba, $850 monthly with washer/ dryer. Studio $650 monthly. Both with deposit. 941-713-2743 1800+ sf, 20x20 screened lanai with great lake view. $950 monthly plus deposit. 831-368-6377 Apts orentFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 Ruskin, 3br/1ba, CHA, utility shed, washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean. 813645-1447 onosorentSnow birds. Apollo Beach. Totally furnished, 2br/1ba. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-0681 DupeorentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813641-8400ent sFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-1542 or 813850-7886F A Large RV for rent. $175 includes utilities $400 deposit. Ruskin area. 813-363-6001 Trailer for rent, 1 bedroom. Rivweekly $75 deposit. Call Nancy 813677-0141 One person only. Small furnished trailer on private 2 acres. Riverview. $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Electric not included. 813-260-5219, 813-455-1254, rehousep ceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 usnesspp Food truck for sale, w/ route. $45,000 obo. or trade for property. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 unemov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enn Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. F oversAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123. Ask about free boxes No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340 In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. Packing services available. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-6290108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469 Lwn reLLicensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840L Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-317-7679 reeemov G L Shrubs trimmed & removed Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, SCC area. Free estimate & fully Insured. Call Tony Horman. 603-662-6079 FDrtun Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Septic System & 645-1883 oncreteF driveways, side walks, patios, concrete foundations, decorative concrete driveways etc. 25 yrs experience. CUC-122409. Free estimate. 813-417-0981 omentennce Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. scervces I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813236-9306 will be closed Wednesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas. Deadwill move to Friday, December 20 at 4pm. for the December 26th edition Also deadline change for New Years are December 27, for the January 2 edition &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl Call Beverly 813.645.3111. ext. 201 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell AFFORDABLE LIVING 3BR/2BA, 720 Sq. Ft. Single Wide sells furnished, including appliances and central AC. The home also has a carport, a 10x15 screen room and a shed. Its yours for $35,900 including the share. FULL-TIME OR GETAWAY Thats your choice with this 2BR/2BA Double Wide with 1,350 Sq. Ft. of living space. Also, theres 150+ Sq. Ft. of living space in a finished addition that could be used as a family room, for guests, or as a home office. The home sells partially furnished and includes appliances and central AC. The carport is large enough for 2 cars and has a 8x12 shed. Set up housekeeping for $68,000 including the share. Vacant Lots from $17,000 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOUR FAMILY IN THIS 6BR/3BA POOL HOME! Formal living and dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen is open to family room. Large master bedroom and bath with garden tub, separate shower. Hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet throughout. Intercom, security and surveillance systems and so much more! $269,000 CALL MARGOT WARD 813-486-9480 PRICE REDUCTION ON THIS STRESS-FREE, EASY LIVING HOME!! THIS 2BR/1BA mobile home in Riverbreeze Mobile Home Park. Nice wellmaintained single-wide mobile home with bright and open living-dining room & screened porch with carport and storage room. JUST $35,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 AWESOME HOME IN GREAT LOCATION!! 3BR/2.5BA WITH SALTWATER CALL KAY PYE FOR PREVIEW 813-361-3672 Just $284,900. COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq.ft.. built in 2006, track lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom-built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage. $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!! 3.7 ACRES (MOL) on the corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates in Ruskin. Property has zoning for a shopping center that allows manufacturing, all engineering drawings are available to new buy$299,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BUILDING LOT $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! LOOKING FOR COUNTRY & PRIVACY? Nice 3BR/2BA POOL home on almost an acre (.82). Very conveniently located, just off Hwy 41 in include: a nice open kitchen with stainless appliances and adjoining dining area, fenced with ample parking, large screened pool with a huge lanai and more! The attached two-car garage has been converted to a man-cave and a one-car garage. There is also an unattached garage and a storage building on the property. $199,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OR KAY PYE 361-3672 JUST LISTED: FABULOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY IN A PARKLIKE SETTING! Including almost 1 acre lot with 136 ft on water, dock, boathouse and lift, 3BR/3BA spacious main house with loft and pool, 1BR/1BA/kitchenette guest-house and its connecting breezeway, circular driveway to carport/workshop area, it offers peace and seclusion, and short drive to Tampa or Sarasota. $450,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 KINGS POINT CONDO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! 2BR/2BA with enclosed ing & walk-in closet in MB, walk-in shower & large mirror in MBA. All appliances stay! $42,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEWER 3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME Spacious, bright and so well maintained with high ceilings, large enclosed lanai, built-in glass china cabinet, newer appliances, inside utility, 2-car detached garage and a huge shed. Shady oak trees and nice landscaping. Boat ramp is a block away, no HOA and no $72,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250

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