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THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSome have been beaten; others evicted. Sometimes, a single event happened without warning, like getting pink-slipped because your employer has closed-up shop. Whatever the reason, abused or homeless women and their children have a home-away-from-home at the Mary & Martha House shelter in Ruskin. The shelters main problem is that it stays full. The need is always greater than the capacity to help. But there are many success stories, and that keeps staff and volunteers going even when things get tight. Anna, for instance, left her abusive husband sometime this past year. Now theres a real success story, said the shelters on-site program services manager, Laurie Herring. When she came to us she had been sleeping in her car with her 15-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. She hadnt worked in a long time because her husband paid the bills. But he was abusive, and she finally got up the nerve to leave. Anna took a managers training course and got a job shortly afterward, Herring said. She successfully made it through the shelter and PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOGuests at the shelter prepare the tree in the common living room area in preparation for Santas visit Dec. 18.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThis will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOMosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay provided 700 holiday meals for children at Gibsonton Elementary on Thursday.Snow fell in SCC on churchs Walk to BethlehemBy %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netAs the sun began to set and the lambs and donkeys began to lower their heads, snow fell gently outside of a stable in Sun City Center on Wednesday evening. So it wasnt really snow, it was a modified bubble machine, but it looked like snow. Seeing it falling among the 100 cast members and volunteers at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church Walk to Bethlehem, the churchs first-ever live nativity scene, it even felt like snow. Somehow the palm trees and the warm evening air didnt deter from that feeling. At that moment, at that church, it was a winters night in Bethlehem. The Walk to Bethlehem was held as a gift by the church Ministry Executive Team to the congregation and to the entire community. More than 700 people were estimated to have visited the church that evening, stopping at each point of significance leading to Christmas morning. From angels sounding the news with trumpets to an innkeeper turning away all who came, saying there is no room at the inn, to a humble manger in a stable, they were scenes heart-felt, reverent and touching. There were also shepherds in the field, King Herod and his men, Roman soldiers, a handbell ensemble and the Wise Men bearing Mosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay team up to provide holiday meals for 700 families.By %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netIt seems almost everyone looks forward to the winter holiday around Christmas. People take vacation days from work, the kids are gleefully out of school and after the hectic lead-up to the holidays, it is finally time to sit back and enjoy a day or three with family and friends. But for a good many families, the holidays are also a source of painful, often hidden stress. When children are home from school, there may not be enough money to provide for the meals that they would otherwise receive. Simply put, without school lunches, some families wont have enough money to feed their families, particularly a Christmas meal. In Gibsonton, Mosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay decided to do something about that problem. The Riverview company and the Tampa Bay area humanitarian organization teamed up to provide full holiday meals for 700 families with students at Gibsonton Elementary School on Thursday. The bags of food contained all of the makings for a holiday dinner, including ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, stuffing and gravy.Continued on page 16X Continued on page 13X Continued on page 7X Merry Christmas

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2 DECEMBER 26, 2013 Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated 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 How about aGIFT CERTIFICATEfrom At Home Auto? JANUARY EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 1/2/14 Thursday 3:00 4:00 pmAging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. 1/7/14 Now Every Tuesday! 1:00 3:00 pm Life Challenges Support Group Live your life fully with zest and joy!All are welcome in complete condence & free of charge. Your facilitator is Frank Koebrich, MA (813-642-0773) an experienced and effective psychotherapist. We meet in the 1st oor Lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. 1/8/14 Now Every Wednesday! 10:00 11:00 am Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors, and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! 1/8/14 Wednesday 10:00 11:00 am Charles Schwab Investment Series Ann MacKay, CFP with Charles Schwab discusses: Tips to get Your Financial House in Order 1/8/14 Wednesday 1:30 3:00 p.m. FREE Manage Your Diabetes class provided by the Florida Department of Health Attend Six (6) interactive, weekly sessions designed to provide the knowledge and support needed to better manage your diabetes. Topics include healthy eating and physical activity, how to monitor for complications and reduce your risks by setting goals you can achieve. Registration is required. Call Glenda F. Williams at 813-307-8071 ext. 7111 today! 1/8/14 Wednesday 2:30 4:00 pm Diabetes Support Group Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. 1/9/14 Thursday 1:00 2:00 pm Neuropathy Support Group Held at the Community Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Has neuropathy affected your balance? Attend this meeting where Dr. Rob Denk will discuss the different medications available today to help treat this condition. Dr. Denk has acted as Director of Operations for long-term-care pharmacies, owns a clinical consulting practice and is currently acting as Pharmacy Operations Manager for Mulberry Pharmacy, Inc. 1/9/14 Thursday 2:30 4:00 pm Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC 1/15/14 Wednesday 10:00 11:00 amYour Money Matters Practical Considerations and Duties of a Successor Trustee Non-attorney insights from a practicing CPA Presented by: Karen Lanese from Lanese & Associates, CPA. who specializes in individual taxes, trusts, estates and non-prots. This group is facilitated by Chris Redhead, CFP,ChFC,CFS, Executive Vice President of Sequoia Financial Group. 1/15/14 Wednesday 1:30 2:30 pm Low Vision Support Group Facilitated by Ana Maria Oliva, M.D. and Sponsored by the Sun City Center Mens Club. Our speaker this month will be: Edward J. Huggett, Jr., O.D. Board certied as an Optometric Physician, Becky Radford, Case Manager for the Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand to present aids and appliances to assist those with low vision. Merry Christmas from the family of F&L Electric Co.A family-owned business in South County since 1976. Thank you for supporting our business all these years.Merry Christmasfrom our family to yours!Chuck, Kim, Terry, Jacquie, John, Andy & Jamel 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL: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 Are you preparing your mind for a very special gift the gift of a brandnew year? This new year can be the best year of your life depending upon what you choose to do with it. In the book of life you will write your own destiny. What will you write? Will you write of the excitement that you feel? Will you write of all the plans that you have made? Will you outline a program of achievement so you will know the direction that you are planning to take? What will the pages of your book show? Dont wait until January 1 to start writing. Start now. But before you do, look through the pages of this years book and erase all the negativity, hatred, anger, and fear that you have generated over the past years. These lines from The Lords Prayer should be our guide: Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Take this thought and make it the rule you live by rather than just words. Start the new year not only forgiving in your heart those who have hurt you in the past but, more importantly, erase from your mind the sting of those hurts. Once you are able to do this, you will By William Hodges find you are free to move on. You free yourself to develop and maintain more positive relationships. In the new year, have the courage to change. Author Charles DuBois said, The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Lay down the old baggage that you are carrying those thoughts of insecurity and insufficiency. There is no doubt that you are a good and worthwhile person. Do not hesitate to write that in your mind. Fill your head so full of positive thoughts about yourself that even if someone tried to plant negative thoughts in it, there would be no room. Start this year acting and believing that you are somebody. When the Reverend Jesse Jackson and I both spoke at a high school in Detroit, I saw the tremendous effect he had on those young people, many of whom had a poor self-image. He had them repeat over and over the simple phrase, I am somebody. Maybe youll find it valuable to start out the year by looking in the mirror and proclaiming to yourself, I am somebody! You are, you know! Get creative and draw a map in your book, not a map to Toledo or Detroit, but rather a map to your destiny. Plan where you are going. Choose ideals, set a destination and determine the stops you will make along the way. Most importantly, be sure that the destination is worth the trip. Dont choose to conquer the Alps if you dont enjoy scrambling up steep slopes, wading through cold mountain streams, and hanging by a rope, totally dependent upon the other members of your team. In other words, if the journey is not fun, the destination will be found lacking. But always keep these words by former U.S. Senator Carl Schurz in mind, Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. Life can be fun if you plan the trip right. This is the gift of a new year a gift that many did not get; it is a chance to change the story of your life. It can be the greatest year of your life depending upon what you determine to write. Start with I am special, I am unique, I am great, and move UP from there. Its your choice. What will you write?Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Preparing the mind for the New YearLogo and T-shirt contest for Manatee Arts FestThe SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is calling for artists to enter a competition for the 22nd Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts Logo and T-shirt. Artists, young and old, amateur or professional, are invited to submit their original designs to the Chamber no later than Friday, Jan. 4. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, resultant publicity and will receive a complimentary booth space at the festival. Winner will be notified by the Chamber on or before Jan. 12. Judges will select based on artistic merit. There are no guidelines for the subject matter of the image. Image must be two dimensional and an original work of art created by the artist within the last three years. Digital image reproduction must be submitted no less than 180 DPI and no less than 1200 pixels one way. The winner will be required to submit a higher resolution image for print. The Manatee Festival of the Arts is scheduled for March 8 and 9, 2014. For more info, contact the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at 813645-1366 or 813-645-3808 or email events@southshorechamberofcommerce.org.The Fresh Market seeks creative kids to enter its Design Our Bay challengeThink you have what it takes to design The Fresh Markets next reusable shopping bag? The specialty grocer is on a nationwide search for a fun new design for its 2014 bag, which will benefit Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign! Last years inaugural Design Our Bag Challenge winning bags raised over $50,000 for No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America. Now a year later, The Fresh Market is ready to showcase more childrens artwork on its limited edition reusable shopping bags. The Fresh Market will donate 50 percent of the retail price of each bag sold to No Kid Hungry, with a minimum donation of $150,000 in 2014. Children ages 15 and under who have a love for both food and art can submit a drawing of their favor ite product sold at The Fresh Market stores. The top two artists, voted on by The Fresh Market employees, will have their designs printed on reusable shopping bags, which will be sold in The Fresh Market stores across the country in 2014. In addition to having their drawings featured on the companys reusable shopping bag, the winners of the Design Our Bag Challenge will each receive a $200 gift card for The Fresh Market, a kid-friendly goodie bag filled with an artist kit and other edible treats, and accolades via The Fresh Markets social media channels. In addition, each of The Fresh Markets stores nationwide will award their stores top two finalists a $50 gift card. The competition runs from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28. For official rules and prize packages, visit www.thefreshmarket.com/designourbag.

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Mortgage regulations have changed signicantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences in the way you structure your mortgage, can save or cost you literally thousands of dollars and years of expense. Whether you are about to buy your rst home, or are planning to make a move to your next home, it is critical that you inform yourself about the factors involved before you buy. In answer to this issue, Industry Insiders have prepared a FREE special report entitled Things You Must Know Before You Buy. Having the right information before hand can undoubtedly make a major difference in this critical negotiation. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-800665-3797 and enter 1004. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to nd out what you need to know before you buy a home.This report is courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Kathy Farrell. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2013 With New Years Eve approaching, Bullet Free Sky spreads word to celebrate safelyBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netBullet Free Sky, a South County based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of celebratory gunfire is gearing up for New Years Eve and urging people to celebrate safely. The organization was founded by Sandy Duran, after her son Diego was struck in the head by a falling bullet from celebratory gunfire in the first few moments of 2012 while the family was in the front yard of their Ruskin home watching the fireworks several miles away. Diego spent more than a year in recovery, a process that included several surgeries. The shooter has yet to be apprehended. On Dec. 17, the organization began running a message on the large electronic billboard on I-75 near the SR 674 exits at Ruskin and Apollo Beach, urging people not to use guns to celebrate the New Year. On Friday, the organization announced partnerships with PAMELA VASQUEZ PHOTOAt Shooters World in Tampa: Diego Duran, a victim of celebratory gunfire, with Larry McKinnon of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Bullet Free Sky founder Sandy Duran and Bruce Kitzis, General Manager of Shooters World.Shooters World and with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office to further spread the word among gun owners regarding the responsible use of firearms and the extreme dangers of celebratory gunfire. Dozens of people are injured annually across the United States, with some fatalities. In the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, several people have been injured in the past few years during both New Years and Fourth of July celebrations. As you know, this irresponsible yet popular practice of firing into the air during the New Years Eve celebration often results in someone needlessly being seriously injured or killed by falling bullets, Bullet Free Sky said in a press release on Friday. This year, we have teamed up with the owners and management of Shooters World because they are also committed as we are in promoting the safe and proper use of firearms. In partnering with Shooters World, the organization additionally hopes to further stress that their mission is not anti-gun, but simply advocating the safe handling and shooting of all firearms. Many people still think we are anti-gun, said founder Sandy Duran. Others tell us they do not own guns so our effort doesnt concern them much. The truth is, it doesnt matter whether you own a gun or not. Celebratory gunfire affects us all. Anyone under the sky can suffer injuries from hundreds of stray bullets that are shot every year to celebrate here in the U.S. The electronic billboard message will run through New Years Day and was made possible through a donation by area resident Carol Ann Schultz. The organizations mission is to educate and work to keep everyone safe from the potentially lethal danger of falling bullets due to celebratory gunfire. For more information and for how you can help, visit www. bulletfreesky.com or visit the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ BulletFreeSky.Thanks to the donation from a supporter of the nonprofit Bullet Free Sky, the organization is running its message on an electronic billboard on I-75 near the Ruskin / Sun City Center exit. PAMELA VASQUEZ PHOTODuring the press conference at Shooters World on Friday, Sandy Duran holds an Xray of the bullet that struck her 12-year-old son in the first few moments of 2012, while the family was together watching fireworks from what they thought was the safety of their own front yard. Diego endured multiple surgeries and spent well over a year in recovery. The shooter has yet to be apprehended. PHOTO COURTESY OF BULLET FREE SKY

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4 OBSERVER NEWS DECEMBER 26, 2013 December Students of the Month at Apollo Beach ElementaryCampbell Addis, Nevaeh Alfaro-Rodriguez, Brett Anderson, Madison Bennett, Angela Caglayan, Caroline Chase, Jaycie Collier, Brooke Davis, Dillon Edgar, Obed Figueroa, Jose Garcia Malagon, Frank Gargagliano, Brody Glaubius, Chris Gonzalez, Lauren Gonzalez, Xavier Gonzalez, Brayden Goodloe, Gavin Henley, Samantha Henley, Austin Hurlburt, Macy Longenecker, Noah Martell, Devin Mitchell, Mya Mitchell, Kailey Montez, Ian Newell, Geri OConnor, Bailey Palmer, Jailyn Pilozo, Holly Plum, Katelyn Porter, Victoria Pressley, Amber Rivere, Scott Rivere, Jack Rose, Parker Sasville, Kiernan Stamey, Rhodes Stathas, Diego Vergara, Lleyton Wijbrandi and Patrol: Nikki Harrell. Cypress Creek Elementarys Terrific Kids for December 2013Cypress Creek Elementary School congratulates the students named as Terrific Kids for December 2013: Damian Perez, Zakiya Washington, Janelle Martinez, Alejandro Ortiz-Perez, Justyn Rivera, Jazlyn Sanchez, Makelle Perry, Marlene Diaz, Zoe Hagan, Nicholas Flores, Janessa Carrejo, Alexa Bravo-Medrano, Brian Jimenez, Jariah Porter, Mily Francisco-Villala, Jordan Stangle, Diego Gonzalez-Castaned, Lizzette Popoca, Marley Folger, Azael Reducindo-Cervant, James Navarrete-Nava, Katelin Taber, Ryan De La Huerta, Guadalupe Suastegui, Tristin Marlow, Carlos Flores, Maria Barrera-Godinez, Alisa Aviles, Bryan Arellano, Xavier Valerio, Myna Truong, Jacob Martinez-Martinez, Vianey Fuentes, David Fernandez, Xiomara Rodriguez, Giohanis Diaz-Pagen, Hannah Miller, Jaylen Bocanegra, Ivan Pineda, Judith Padron, Alexander Moreno, Melani Gomez, Jarnishka Guzman, Jorge Roldan-Miranda, Zamyrah Capers, Leopoldo Michelena, Zion White, Ashley Agustin, Kamau Sydnor, Aden Whaten, Erika Vargas, Alicia Vasquez, Mauricio Acosta, Alaina Nishiyama, Celsa Rodriguez-Ancleto, Andrew Paleveda, Idamis Roblero, Natassja Gabell, Samuel Porter, Alexandra Valles, Taylor Walker, Jayla Smith and Carlie Burt. Lennard FFA participates in Citrus Career Development EventOn December 10, the Lennard High School FFA Citrus team participated in the State Citrus Career Development Event. There were 34 teams participating in this competition. This years Lennard team consisted of Tiffany Connard, Rebecca Knowles, Tyler Leonard, and Roger Smith. The Citrus CDE requires students to identify different species of pests, diseases, disorders, rootstocks, leaves, citrus varieties, weeds, and nutritional deficiencies of citrus fruits. They must also complete a general knowledge exam on the industry. Lennard placed fourth overall in this state competition.Over $1,900 raised at ABWC bake saleThe Apollo Beach Womans Club extends thanks to the Apollo Beach Community for its support of the groups recent holiday bake sale, which this year raised over $1,900. All profits benefit the scholarship fund, which supports graduating high school students in Apollo Beach who have excelled academically and need help in meeting tuition costs at both twoand four-year colleges and universities in Florida. Membership in ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. For membership information, contact Judy Peck at 813-746-1072 Gibsonton Elementary salutes its Terrific KidsThe following students at Gibsonton Elementary School have been recognized for showing their peers how to be responsible: Lizander Cano, Sara Jean, Dalen Iampieri, Jacob Dees, Andrea Garza, Jaylee Lopez-Santos, Gracie Pecina, Nathan Guzman, Sadie Pesina, Layla Braun, Ashley Aburto, Omart Pineda, Zoey Leonard, Kyra Lawson, Madison Haber, Stefany Mendoza-Tellez, Joann Pineda, Rolando Reyes, Allison Purcell, Alexia Macias, Arika Mitchell, Kyle Church, Johnny Parker, Jocelyn Hinojoza, Janell Santiago, Alicia Hernandez, Alexandro Avita, Heidi Castro, Damaury Mikula, Seth Martinez, Bella Watson, Darius Taylor, Rolando Estrada and Darian Rodriguez-Horbelt. The Hope Fund holds holiday parties for deserving children Those children who attend the Hope Funds after-school programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma were treated to their annual holiday parties on Dec. 11th at the Park. The children again received much-appreciated gifts from the GFWC Womans Club of Sun City Center, along with goodies from their respective tutors, mentors, and readers. Refreshments were served and games were played. Santa (John Cheeseman) arrived right on schedule, much to the delight of the children. A wonderful time was had by all. The Hope Fund, an all-volunteer organization, conducts the after-school programs at Bethune Park for at-risk children who go there while their parents work. The kids enjoy a safe, nurturing environment while at the Park. Tutors help them with their homework; mentors help them resolve problems; readers help them improve reading skills. There are also those who conduct a running program. Sex and drug education classes are held for older children. Two artists work with the children on creative activities with clay, paint, and many materials to create imaginative projects. New this year, volunteers have stepped forward to teach the youngsters how to play chess and how to do woodworking. All these things expand their world and contribute to a good start in life for children who might otherwise be home alone after school. Financial help is provided by the Hope Fund for those families who cannot afford the full cost of attending the after-school programs. Funds are raised by tax-deductible donations, grants, and a semi-annual fundraiser called Breakfast and Bingo. The next B&B will be held in April 2014. If you would like to make a taxdeductible donation; if you would like to volunteer one hour a week to work with children; if you want to share a special talent with the kids; or if you want to find out more about the Hope Fund, call Carla Miles at 813-634-4268, or check out www.the-hope-fund.org. Santa (John Cheeseman) enjoyed the holiday party with, from left, Ever Hernandez, Octavio Bautista, Andres Lopez, Eduardo Jose, Jason Hernandez and Yenifer Gonzales.

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6 DECEMBER 26, 2013 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied | American Board of Dermatology Switlyk Dermatology813-634-6600STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied American Board of Dermatology COMMENTARYExcuse me, but thats covered under the First Amendment!By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netIts a wonderful thing to co-exist with neighbors who are different from us but when did sending a Christmas card or lighting a menorah become a hate crime? I know, they arent exactly listed as hate crimes yet, but it looks like thats on the way. People are afraid to stir up trouble, afraid of reprisal from bosses or (in the case of students) teachers and administrators, if they say Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah instead of Happy Holidays in any public place. Its true. Its finally reached the point where grade school children are told to bring holiday cards for the number of children in their class but they must not have any symbols or wording on them that reflect any type of religion. I found this out a few years back because I am raising a granddaughter. We cant have Christmas trees or anything like that but Santas are okay, she told me. One year I got a pack of cards with a nice Nativity scene on the front and she burst out in tears. Ill be in real trouble if I take those to school, I was told. Having gone to school in the 1950s and 1960s and having had children in school in the 1970s and 1980s, I was used to having to buy Valentines for everyone in the class in February, and Christmas cards in December. It was just what was done. Now, I went to school in New Jersey, which happens to be a very tolerant state. I didnt know there was a problem with anybodys color until My Weekly Reader told of George Wallace blocking the school doors steps in a place called Alabama. I wasnt Jewish but I had Jewish friends, and they taught me how to spin a dreidel and dance the horah to Hava Nagila at a bar mitzvah. I was introduced to cornbread at a black friends house when I was 10. I dont think many people in New Jersey knew how to make cornbread, but this family had come from somewhere far away: Mississippi, I think. I remember the cornbread Mrs. Johnson made was flaky and she served it with a spoonful of melted butter over each piece. In December, we had a Christmas tree in our house and some of my friends lit menorahs in theirs. One summer, Mama Genovese taught me how to make real Italian spaghetti sauce and later that year Mrs. Nadelson, who lived next door, taught me what foods were laid out on a table for Passover. All I remember about that now are bitter herbs, egg, and something about a lamb bone. And I cant make good cornbread either. Yet every home and every tradition was an education. Oh, we didnt know it at the time. We just thought trying new things was fun. In 1956, we got a new boy in our class who came from Hungary and he couldnt speak a word of English. My Weekly Reader said something about the Hungarian Revolution. The teacher told us that was why he had come to our school. Within weeks, he was learning English and playing games on the playground with the rest of us. That was just the way it was. I keep referring to My Weekly 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. Reader because back in those days, we didnt watch much television and kids never watched the news. That little publication was our news, and we got it in school. We read it word for word aloud and heard what was happening in our world. Most of us didnt know the word tolerance back then. Oh, I realize it wasnt like that for everybody. It depended upon where you lived. But today, all over the United States, people are afraid to show differences of any kind especially when it comes to religion. They act like its against the law to make reference to the religious part of the winter holidays. Say Happy Holidays, my granddaughter said. Not Merry Christmas. Why? I asked. Because you could hurt somebodys feelings. People seem to assume this litany of political correct speech is law. It isnt. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says it isnt. We can light a menorah next to a Christmas tree and put the seven-candles and Unity Cup of Kwanzaa, which by the way starts Dec. 26, right next to them. If Buddhists or Muslims or Hindus want to place their symbols next to these, and American Indians want to draw a medicine wheel so be it. Atheists should be welcome to put up a plaque or some other statement as to why they have their belief excuse me, doesnt the First Amendment say they can? Either the Bill of Rights exists for everybody or it doesnt exist at all. Its a shame when children have to be afraid to say Merry Christmas (Christs Mass?) to their friends in school. But it isnt the childrens shame. Its ours.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 7 $40$32$25 $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONS 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers and Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLIVE MUSICEvery Wed. & Sat. 6-10 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLICOPEN Mon.Sun. 8 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 8 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Kittens and puppies require more food per pound of body weight to support their growth than adult cats and dogs do. Puppies and kittens should be fed more frequently throughout the day then adults. Without the continued assistance of Mosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay, many of our families would go without a nutritious meal during the holiday season and every weekend of the year, said Amber Statham, Principal at Gibsonton Elementary School. Mosaic has been our business partner for more than 20 years, and Mosaic employees are part of the Gibsonton family. I cannot thank them enough for what they do for our school and our kids. With a per capita household income of just over $20,000, 84 percent of the Gibsonton areas families are considered economically disadvantaged. According to Christine Smith of Mosaic, the company has set a goal to invest 1 percent of its annual profits in community organizations focused on hunger relief, agricultural research and development, water conservation and stewardship, and community enrichment. As children rushed out of Gibsonton Elementary at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 Mosaic employees and volunteers from Feeding America Tampa Bay were waiting to hand off the bags containing holiday meals. Children smiled shyly and clutched the heavy bags close to their bodies, while parents greeted them, some certainly with a sense of relief that the Christmas meal was no longer in question.By providing this holiday meal to our neighbors at Gibsonton Elementary School, Mosaic is further reinforcing its mission to help the world grow the food it needs, said Gary N. Bo Davis, Senior Vice President of Phosphate Operations at The Mosaic Company. Our partnership with the school and Feeding America Tampa Bay is an effort to overcome hunger at a grassroots level and will hopefully make the holidays a little brighter for these families who struggle to put food on the table all year long.While the holidays are important and stressful, the helping hand is extended all year long. Mosaic also works with Feeding America Tampa Bay and Kiwanis to distribute backpacks of food each Friday to students to take home to ensure they have meals each weekend. For information, visit www. feedingamericatampabay.org and www.mosaicco.com/Florida.Mosaic brings bags of Christmas cheer, nourishment and relief MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSVolunteers from Mosaic in Riverview, along with Feeding America Tampa Bay, distributed meals to students when school let out for the day. For many families, the packages ensured a holiday meal that may not otherwise have been affordable. 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 X 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$19954 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.813-645-7653 The Pickerings in concert at Sun City Christian CenterSun City Christian Center will be hosting The Pickerings and The Harper Brothers in concert Friday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and a love offering will be received. The church is located at 17566 U.S. 301 South, Wimauma. For more information or directions call 813-633-1188.

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8 DECEMBER 26, 2013 prized possessions. This pipe is sometimes called grey pipe and can easily be identified by its color and copper or plastic fitting crimped in at the joints. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services is there for you all through the year. During this holiday season Howies will be working hard to prevent your holidays from being ruined by unforeseen disaster. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services offers whole house re-pipes at an affordable price and does the job right the first time, every time. No one does more re-pipes in Sun City Center than Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services and nobody will give you the peace of mind and that personal touch like they will. Start today by calling By Kevin Kerbow As the year quickly comes to a close and the holidays and all the joys of home occupy these last few weeks of the year, the Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey and dressing, the ham and yams and all the trimmings fill you to the brim. Thanksgiving will barely be finished before the tree is being dragged through the door and Santa on his golf cart is rolling through Sun City Center with a sack full of toys for all the good little boys and girls. Now for the part of the story you may not have heard before. While stockings have been hung with care and thoughts of sugar plums are dancing in your head, silently problems are brewing. There are unseen problems just waiting to ruin this festive season. Polybutylene pipes are the culprit. They are poised and ready to flood your home. While youre out shopping and enjoying this most joyous time of year a possible disaster is just waiting to happen. Polybutylene pipes are fatally flawed. They were installed in your home before anyone knew there would be a problem and then it was too late. These pipes are brittle and subject to break and rupture at anytime and need to be replaced. With recent changes to insurance regulations it has become increasingly difficult to secure the necessary coverage you need to cover your most Its that time of yearPAID ADVERTISEMENTthem for a free estimate. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services offers services that will cater to all your plumbing needs both residential and commercial. Whether it is something as small as clogged toilets or as large as whole house re-pipes. They also offer products to make your home more accessible like chair height toilets, grab bars and shower stalls that accommodate the aging. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services would like to thank all our customers for making us the #1 plumber in Sun City. From Randy and Dee Crofton, Jay Gisler and all the staff of Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services we would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season. May the warmth of this season fill your hearts and your homes with Peace; Love and Joy. $1000OFF a Service Call of $100.00 or moreSUN CITY CENTER PLUMBING SERVICES813-633-8923SunCityCenterPlumbing.comHowies Sun City Center Plumbing Services is there for you all through the year.Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services offers services that will cater to all your plumbing needs both residential and commercial. Located in the heart of SCC139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.Suite 202 (813) 633-892324 Hours / 7 Days Emergency Call

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Carol Chere Jason Nan Vilma Beverly Mitch PennyHappy Holidays!From the Observer News Family Two films honor Human Trafficking Awareness monthTo honor National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the SCC Campaign Against Human Trafficking has scheduled a free screening of Abduction of Eden, which tells the story of Eden, who was abducted and imprisoned in Las Vegas as a sex slave. The film will be shown at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 in the SCC Atriums Florida Room on the Central Campus. Speakers following the movie are Olga Barulli, project coordinator for World Relief Tampa, which provides direct services for victims of human trafficking, and Niki Cross, a survivor of the human trafficking trade. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, the WEDU documentary Too Close to Home will be shown at the Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center. Admission and popcorn are free. Speakers following the movie include Misty Sherwood, who was exploited and sexually abused for 15 years. Connie Rose is also a survivor of the human trafficking trade. Dear EarthTalk: Im planning a major home renovation and want to include as many green-friendly features as possible. Where do I begin to look? Matthew Glaser, Queens, NY There has never been a better time to renovate green, given the abundance of Earth-friendly building material choices as well as contractors well-versed in energyand resource-efficiency. Many homeowners dont realize that they can save money in the long run, despite the up-front costs, by choosing materials and strategies that will lower utility bills and reduce maintenance and replacement costs moving forward. For starters, look for building materials that contain post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content that can be easily recycled later. Also, make sure the materials are sustainably sourced such as wood certified as sustainably harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). And try to minimize the distance any building materials need to travel to help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. In areas of the renovation that are not a complete tear-down and re-build, tighten things up by plugging holes, patching or replacing roofing or siding as needed and adding weather-stripping around doors and windows. Also, switch out older single-pane windows with more efficient modern doubleor triple-pane styles. This can pay for itself in energy savings within just a few years while improving comfort. Also replace or add insulation to walls, attics and other spaces to keep heat inside and cold out (and vice-versa). And you can save lots of energy by swapping out old appliances with newer models that qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys EnergyStar label. Such appliances must be 20-30 percent more energy efficient than standard models, and will reduce not only your carbon footprint but also utility bills. For guidance on how to renovate as sustainably as possible, check out the U.S. Green Building Councils Green Home Guide, a free online resource which bases its recommendations on its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines for certifying green buildings. This site allows users to ask an experienced contractor questions on sustainable materials and techniques or find green home professionals nearby qualified for larger green renovation jobs. Another valuable resource is the REGREEN website, a joint project of the American Society of Interior Designers and the USGBC, which offers case studies for green remodeling projects, interactive tools and basic guidelines written so even do-it-yourselfer can understand. A REGREEN Strategy Generator widget can provide tailored tactics for specific green remodeling projects. For example, if you enter the parameters bathroom and water efficiency, the widget might suggest the installation of faucet aerators and low-water-use showerheads, reports USGBC. Talking over projects and options with a design professional at a retail green building supply store like Green Depot, with locations in 10 states, can also help homeowners source cutting edge materials that will save energy and money in the long run. Green Building Supply, which offers an extensive free online learning center, will ship a wide range of green building materials anywhere in the U.S. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine. com. Subscribe: www.emagazine. com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trialEarthTalk: Green home renovation There has never been a better time to renovate green, given the abundance of Earth-friendly building material choices as well as contractors well-versed in energyand resource-efficiency.Bill Cosby comes to Lakeland Center in MarchEveryones favorite comedian, actor and humanitarian, Bill Cosby comes to the Lakeland Center on Monday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $36, $44, and $65 (service charges will apply) and are available at the Lakeland Center Box Office by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticket line 888-397-0100. A group discount is offered for groups of 10 or more (call 863-834-8137) and pre-show dining is also available. Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his special blend of comedy including his appearances on I Spy, The Electric Company, Fat Albert and notably the critically acclaimed, The Cosby Show. Join Bill for the laughter and the memories as he brings his comedic genius to Lakeland for one night only!

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10 DECEMBER 26, 2013 Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4573 Ext. 2 New Years Eve at Cypress Creek 5 9 p.m. Reservations Required Around the World Buffet with selections from France, Italy, Germany, Mexico and The United States Complimentary Champagne Toast at 6 p.m. $19.95 per person (tax & gratuity not included) International Drink Specials AvailableNew Years Eve at Cypress Creek5 9 p.m.Reservations RequiredAround the World Buffet with selections from France, Italy, Germany, Mexico and The United StatesComplimentary Champagne Toast at 6 p.m.$19.95 per person(tax & gratuity not included)International Drink Specials AvailableSaturday isSteak Nightat Cypress Creek 6oz Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce .................................. $19.95 10oz Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Aujus ............ $15.95 From our Jim Beam Grill Each steak grilled to your desired tempature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze. 14oz T-Bone Steak .................................................................................. $18.95 12oz New York Strip ............................................................................... $16.95 10oz Delmonico ...................................................................................... $17.95 8oz Ribeye ............................................................................................... $16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf .............................................................................. $15.95 6oz Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce .................................. $19.95 10oz Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Aujus ............ $15.95 From our Jim Beam Grill Each steak grilled to your desired tempature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze. 14oz T-Bone Steak .................................................................................. $18.95 12oz New York Strip ............................................................................... $16.95 10oz Delmonico ...................................................................................... $17.95 8oz Ribeye ............................................................................................... $16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf .............................................................................. $15.95LUNCH: Tues. Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.All entrees served with vegetables Djour and your choice of side All items come with House Salad or Cup of Soup DONATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDU CTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FR EE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas CardWITH YOUR DONATION!! 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 Collection underway after mom of young children dies in Riverview crashBy KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netA collection fund has been set up for the family of a young Apollo Beach woman who died in a headon crash on U.S. 301 just days after giving birth to her second child. Stephanie Camille Drury, 28, died Dec. 17 at around 1 p.m. when her car crossed the a double yellow line and struck a dump truck pulling a trailer, according to a report from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. Drury died at the scene. Two passengers, her two daughters aged three years and five days old, were treated at Tampa General Hospital and later released. James Artice McCarty, the truck driver, was also treated and released. Drury, a former manager at Westshore Pizza of Apollo Beach who was taking nursing classes at Southern Technical College, documented her pregnancy and the birth of her second children extensively on her Facebook page with photos. Guess what, everyone, we have another perfect baby girl, wrote Drury, an East Bay High School graduate, alongside pictures of her newborn Dec. 13. Sleeps all night long, well except when shes hungry and the she doesnt really even cry she just whispers a little. Thank you Lord. Just a reminder, there is a line if its crossed, very hard to get over, was Drurys last message on the page, just two days before the crash. Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 10540 Browning Rd., Lithia, is collecting childrens clothes and food for the Drury children. The donation drive started as a grassroots effort on Facebook with members of the public asking how they could help the family in the wake of the tragedy. Kelly Grisham, a friend of family, suggested some items that could be donated. This is such a tragedy for this family and we would like to support them in any way we can, said Lamb of God Pastor Mark Wood, whose wife Mary Ellen suggested the church as a drop-off point for donations. I dont know the family but we want to show them the care and compassion they need. Wood hopes the donations, many from people who dont know the family, will help ease their grief in a small way. We had a crash the day before outside the church where a young man had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter. He survived but then you hear about something like this and your heart just sinks. How do you cope and go on? But we do go on and we hope that this makes it a little easier for the families knowing that there is a community out there that shares their grief and is reaching out to help at this time. They are not alone. Among the items needed are diapers of any size or brand, Gerber Gentle Formula and clothes for an infant and a toddler aged three to four years old. Anything would greatly help this family in their time of need, said the church in a statement announcing the collection drive. So very heartbreaking, said Brandylyn Landers, who was among those who offered to help the family. I sincerely cannot stop thinking about it. Not only sad for those innocent children but for that poor man driving the dump truck. Its another reminder of how precious life is. I cant even fathom this, said Tanya Beerbohm. Many prayers going out to the family. Anyone dropping off donations is asked to specify the items are for the Drury family. Donations can be dropped off from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information about dropping off donations, call 813-653-2354.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 11 Public Estate AuctionReal Estate/ Car / AntiquesJan. 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. 712 Ojai Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573 REAL ESTATE:3 Bedroom/ 2 bath ranch home. Kitchen with built in stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator. Dining room, great room, double garage with workshop. New heat pump, hot water heater and roof!! This is a must sell property in good shape. This is ready to move into and enjoy Florida. Sun City Center pools and golng near by. MUST SEE!!! Stop by and check household and antiques from Jan. 6 thru auction day!!! TERMS: Real Estate Terms: $10,000 down day of auction, balance in 30 days or upon delivery of the deed. Funds are cash, guaranteed check or transferred funds. There will be a 10% buyer premium added to the nal bid to determine market price. This deposit is non refundable once seller accepts the bid. Personal Propert Terms: Cash day of auction and remove from property on day of auction. There will be a 10% buyers premium on all personal property.REIMOLD BROS AUCTIONS BOB REIMOLD AUCTIONEERTRANSFER, PA 16154 724-851-1939FLORIDA LICENSE AB740 AU 646Frank E. Land, AuctioneerFL AB2084 AU2814 CAR:2011 Buick Lucerne with only 11,300 miles. This car is LOADED!! Owner paid $38,584.00 for this car new!!!ANTIQUES:Lots of smalls, Depression glass, Gone with the wind type lamps, Military items, Advertising tins, Art glass, Cookie jar collection (McCoy), Carnival glass, Haviland, Crocks, Old marbles, Sterling, Coffee grinder, Old dolls, Jewelry, Old watches, Marble top tables, Round front china (oak), Flat front china (oak), Oak 4 drawer dresser, Noritake china, Old Gilbert clock, Grandfather clock (Ridgeway), CooKoo Clock, Oak washstand, Desk, and Lots of craft itemsHOUSEHOLD ITEMS:2 Hide a beds (loveseat and sofa), Lazy boy chairs, Flat screen TV (Sanyo), Dining room table and four chairs (maple), Beds, Dressers, Washer and Electric dryer, Pots and pans, Small appliances, Towels and Linens. This will be a good auction and everything must go because executrix lives out of state and says SELL EVERYTHING!!! Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Local singer/songwriter inspires Riverview kids artworkHolly Festa, ESE Specialist at Literacy Leadership Technology (LLT) Academy in Riverview, recently used songs from Florida singer/songwriter Mifflin Lowe to spark the imaginations of her sixth-graders in a tablet technology class. Using an iPad app, the students created digital illustrations inspired by different songs on Wilton Wilberry and the Magical Christmas Wishing Well, the third childrens album from Lowe. The 15-track collection of original songs and narration tells the story of a boy who always gets the crummy stuff (socks and underwear) for Christmas, while his brother and sister always get the good stuff (skateboards and video games). Fed up, the boy runs away from home and the adventures start. Inspired by the sounds of Elvis, Roy Orbison, the Beatles and early hip-hop, Wilton Wilberry is a modIllustration by Jessica Basheer Illustration by Mackenzie Gutierrez Illustration by Marcus Cote Singer/songwrtiter Mifflin Loweern-day Dickens tale with a rock n roll twist. The album conveys important lessons about the pitfalls of greed and materialism and the true meaning of the holiday spirit. One of my favorite things about doing childrens music is seeing the artwork my songs and stories can inspire, Lowe says. I love seeing kids put their imaginations to work. I think its great that kids can use the most modern computer tool an iPad to bring a story with a good old-fashioned moral to life. Lowes online site, locokids.com, offers CDs, study guides and programs to accompany his various childrens albums. Lowe splits his time between Sarasota, Fla. and Newport R.I. His work can be purchased at locokids. com, CDBaby.com, kidzmusic. com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and iTunes. Luis Mendoza-Lopez, a kindergartener at RCMA Wimauma Academy, brandishes his new truck-car set, a gift from students at Berkeley Preparatory School.Happy holidays, from Tampa to WimaumaStudents and families from Tampas Berkeley Preparatory School made their annual pilgrimage to Wimauma on Friday, Dec. 20, delivering gifts from the Berkeley student body to the children of low-income farmworkers in south Hillsborough County. The Berkeley visitors brought about 1,000 Christmas gifts to the children of Redlands Christian Migrant Association. The nonprofit RCMA operates eight child-care centers and two charter schools in the area, serving about 1,000 children.For many of our kids, this day is a highlight of their year, RCMAs Mark Haggett told the Berkeley families. For many of them, this is their Christmas.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 15 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. 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Find the tools to begin uncovering the secrets to your familys past. Discover research hints and strategies. Learn how to organize your research. Early Closings Library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. New Years Day Holiday Library is closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Holiday hustle and bustle, parties, company, decorating and festive foods are great fun for people, but not always for pets. Hillsborough County Animal Services reminds pet owners to keep their companions healthy and safe during the season by keeping them to their regular food and routine as much as possible, and following these simple tips: O Christmas Tree Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesnt tip and fall. Hang shiny or breakable ornaments, light strands and electrical cords out of your pets reach. If you have a live tree, cover the water in the stand and regularly pick up pine needles. Toss Away The Tinsel Cats especially find these shiny strands irresistible. If ingested, tinsel can block a pets intestines and may have to be surgically removed. Ribbons and Strings and Bows, Oh My These materials also are attractive to playful cats and kittens who see them as toys or prey to be chased, pounced on and chewed. If swallowed by a pet, ribbons and strings can lead to life-threatening conditions. Supervise the play, or put the items away.Keep your pets safe during the busy holiday season Feed Smart Avoid giving your pet the leftovers from holiday treats and meals. Foods that are overly sweet, fatty, rich or spicy can upset their stomachs. Meat bones can pose a choking hazard or damage the intestinal tract of a pet. Put Away the Chocolate Its toxic for dogs. Unsweetened baking chocolate, in particular, is worse than milk chocolate, but even normal milk chocolate can be dangerous. Plant Peace of Mind Seasonal plants should never become accidental appetizers. Poinsettias, holly and mistletoe can make animals sick if ingested, and lilies can cause kidney failure in cats. Cocktail Savvy Keep alcoholic drinks away from pets. Even small amounts of alcohol, especially in small dogs and cats, can be life-threatening. Likewise, dont leave out any medications. A Safe Place Visitors, noise and extra activity can frighten pets. Provide your furry family members a quiet place where they can hide out. Keep an Eye on Candles Dont leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Give the Gift of I.D. Make sure your pet is microchipped and its I.D. tags are securely fastened. Even the most shy and well-behaved of pets have been known to bolt out the door during the holidays. Finally, keep the phone number of your pets veterinarian in a visible place. If in doubt about your pets health, be sure to make a call. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG Magnum PIMagnum PI is an American Shorthair youngster who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Allie, Rascal and Silver. Magnum PI is a bit of a loner as his detective name would indicate. And as such, he absolutely loves to explore the cat towers but he would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this beautiful guy and give him that home. Magnum has been spayed, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: July 2, 2012. MiloMilo is a cheerful, happy-golucky, yellow Labrador. Milo enjoys chasing Frisbees or running after balls while playing in the yard. He is eager to please and loves getting attention. Hes a big boy and very strong, who came from a home with children. He was owner-relinquished because they were rarely at home, thus leaving Milo alone for extended periods of time. Hes a joyful dog who is looking for an active single, couple, or family. Milo is up to date on his shots and neutered and as part of his adoption he will be microchipped. DOB: June 30, 2012. Winter Break skate contest in Riverview, Apollo BeachSkateboarders will be out in force for the Winter Break Best Trick Contest in Riverview and Apollo Beach Dec. 27. Skaters will perform for judges and compete for a free gift card. Participants must have a have a current notarized waiver on file at the skate office to perform. The wheels will start rolling at noon at the Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Rd. in Riverview, and 5 p.m. at the Apollo Beach Park, 664 Golf & Sea Blvd. in Apollo Beach. The free event is open to those in the 15-andunder youth category and also includes a 16and-older adult category. For information, call Jack Reeder, 813-671-7635.

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16 DECEMBER 26, 2013 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 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. 1/30/14MAINTENANCE 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 Includes up to 5 qts 5W20, 10W30, or 10W40 motor oil. Purolator oil filter. 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Then the women move into transitional housing. That gives them a chance to budget, save up money, and get jobs that will support them and their children. It isnt easy, Herring said. But we try and help them learn to budget with whatever resources they can get so that they can learn to be self-sufficient. Transitional housing usually lasts about six months after they leave the shelter but that can vary, too. As long as theyre making a real effort, we stick with them, Herring said. They get to go to the Rose Boutique, run by Jan Falcione who has a fashion background. The clothes there are donated, and Falcione makes them into snappy outfits, matching up blouses with skirts and pants and suit jackets and throwing in some flair with jewelry and scarves and other accessories. Its a big thing to know you look good when youre applying for a job, Falcione said in an interview awhile back. The Rose Boutique is one block east of U.S. 41 on Shell Point Road and is open to the public as well. To say the least, its extremely fashionable, and gives the feeling youre in a nice, although small, department store. Proceeds go to the shelter and its programs. The Mary & Martha House is run by Executive Director Laurie Kepler who says they stay busy trying to make a homey setting for the women and children while getting them ready to go off on their own. Knowing its hard for children to be away from their friends and especially their homes and everything and everyone they know on Christmas, a special effort to decorate and have a home-style holiday is made each year. This year, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited on Dec. 18 after tree trimming and decorating by the women was finished. Each child got to make a wish list in advance and volunteers in the community did their best to make those wishes come true. The Arbors in Apollo Beach is a community group that does a lot for us, Herring said. They bought gifts for the children specifically from the list. They also help us out with our behavioral bucks program that we started so children could do chores and earn a trip to a store to buy their mother a gift. This gives them a little choice and thats a good thing because there are so many cultures and everyone is different, Herring said. Some members from the community took the mothers shopping so they could each pick out one specific gift for each child. This year, the shelter has held 26 families; a total of 64 people. That doesnt sound like a lot, but it isnt a huge building its just a house. Many have gone from there into transitional housing. The goal is not for them to look for jobs in and around Ruskin where the shelter is, but to look for jobs in the area where the woman eventually wants to live, Herring explained. Beth said she didnt feel safe in her home area, so a Tampa ministry paid for three nights in a motel for her and her two young children before she could get to the Mary & Martha House. Fortunately, a room had just become available and Beth and her two children got a clean room in a safe place just in time for Christmas. But the help Beths receiving doesnt end there. With the help of staff and volunteers at the shelter, she landed a county office job which she says shes sure shell enjoy and is set to start working right after Christmas. The New Year looks better, Beth said. Ashley is an example of an older woman whose children are grown but ended up homeless when she lost her job. Another young woman found herself in the shelter because her mothers small home just wouldnt accommodate her and all her young children. There are as many stories as there are guests, Herring said. The one thing to remember is that the needs do not miraculously stop when the holiday season is over. We can use help year round, Herring said. To find out more, call the shelter office at 813-641-7027, or visit www.marymarthahouse.org.Local shelter needs help all yearX PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOLaurie Herring program service manager at the Mary & Martha House shelter for homeless and abused women and their children, prepares to give the shelter guests and those in transitional housing a chance for a real Christmas, complete with a tree in the homelike setting, a Christmas dinner and presents from Santa. 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

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, \000s 17 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAH JSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center EVENTS CALENDAR JSA MEDICAL GROUP SUN CITY CENTER 787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary Care In a State-of-the-Art New Facility! physicians JSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA! Call Today! (813) 634-2500 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Including Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan Members JSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! ( Classes are subject to change) Thu 19: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 20: SALSA DANCING YOGA CANCELLED TODAY 10 to 11 am CANCELLED TODAY Mon 23: SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 24: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS! CLOSED TODAY Thu 26: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 27: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 30: SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 31: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE! 11 am to Noon JANUARY 2014 EVENTS Wed 01: HAPPY NEW YEAR! JSA CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY! CLOSED Thu 02: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 03: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm DECEMBER EVENTS REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020 LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes Visit us online for the complete monthly schedule: www.JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EVENTS tab, click Activity Calendar Season’s Greetings Don’t let this happen to you! The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a ‘Boating Skills and Seamanship’ course one night a week, starting Tuesday, Jan. 7 and ending Tuesday, April 8. Each session is two-hours long and will be held in the Banquet Room at Sunset Grill in Little Harbor Resort and Club in Ruskin. The cost is $60 per person. To register, contact Guy Mandigo at 813-641-2488 or auxmandigo@earthlink.net. Low cost child/teen life jackets available for camps, schools, nonprofits Nonprofit summer camps, schools, or local nonprofit organizations providing on-the-water programs for kids have a strong need for safety, and having rightsized life jackets for kids is key. The BoatUS Foundation’s Kids Afloat Program is offering kid/ teen-sized, vest-style life jackets for just $5 each. However, supplies are limited and groups need to apply online at www.BoatUS.org/Kids-Afloat by Feb. 28. The Foundation will then choose those applications that best match program guidelines and post them to the Foundation’s website and Facebook page for public voting in the spring. Those with the most votes will have the opportunity to purchase the deeply discounted life jackets. The life jackets are Type-II and Type-III vests — the most comfortable non-inflating type available today that normally retail for about $30 each. Applicants are allowed to request up to a total of 50 life jackets in infant, child, youth and teen sizes. Said BoatUS Foundation Outreach Manager Alanna Keating, “Over the years we’ve received many requests from groups desperately seeking life jackets. These programs give kids a chance to experience being on the water and at the same time educate them on the importance of life jacket wear. We also hope that by involving the public in selecting the sites that receive the jackets, it will help promote these programs in their own communities,” added Keating. The Kids Afloat program is for groups currently offering on-thewater programming, such as educational boat trips, fishing trips or canoe and kayak excursions that include safe and clean boating in their curriculum. Groups that don’t currently include safe and clean boating education may also apply if they commit to add these topics to their program. “Our ultimate goal is to see these kinds of educational programs grow — and keep kids safe while they’re participating in them,” said Keating. For more information, go to www.BoatUS.org/Kids-Afloat. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 20 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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18 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h DECEMBER 26, 2013 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the: SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER —NON-INSTRUMENTAL— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank) ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US: SUNDAY MORNINGS: Rev. Richard Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m. Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. ......................................... Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. ....................................... Traditional Service 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Wimauma Church of God Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP The Anointing Church "\016`SS\\000;O\\000]`\016`WdS\032\016A\032\016:\016’\016&\037!\033' \033$$"\036 www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel ->}œ}'iU£££x\015\014iiLL\011` /…'`>]\\000*\037U\012>‡™UVV''œ} It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be read. — Thomas Jefferson Area Obituaries C. John Bialek C. John Bialek, 85, of Sun City Center passed away December 21, 2013. John was devoted to his wife of 61 years, Clementina. He also loved his family and leaves his daughter Dorothy Anderson and her husband Robert of Sun City Center, Fla., and son John J. Bialek and his wife Kim and grandson Michael Bialek of East Hampton, Conn. John was originally from Scranton, Pa. and lived in New Britain, Conn. until 1979 when he moved to Kensington, Conn. and then moved to Sun City Center, Fla. in 2000. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army and saw action in the Korean War. He worked for the Stanley Works, then worked for many years for Sears Roebuck & Co. In addition to his hobby of woodworking, John enjoyed puttering around his yard in Connecticut and took great joy in having a lawn that looked like a carpet. Arrangements by Zipperer’s. Verlin Lee Driggers Verlin Lee Driggers, 80 years old, of Ruskin passed away December 19, 2013 after a brief stay at LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center. He was born in Wimauma, Fla. on Nov 10, 1933. Verlin was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mary Jon Driggers, grandson Jesse Driggers, four sisters and two brothers. He is survived by sons Clark (Penny), Dennis, and Rocky (Phyllis) of Ruskin; daughter Brenda (Clark) Davis of Folkston, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, December 23, followed by burial at Fellowship Cemetery in Wimauma. Arrangements by Zipperer’s. David C. Durrance Sr. David Carlyle Durrance Sr., 80, passed away December 17, 2013. A native Floridian, he was born March 16, 1933. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Frieda Durrance; sister Barbara Dishon; children David Jr. and wife Debbie, Dan and wife Tracy, Denise Perez and husband Elisha, Dean and friend Nancy; brother-in-law Fritz Henke and wife Pat; eight grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren, and one due to arrive in April 2014. He was predeceased by daughter Diane Elizabeth. A graduate of Manatee High School, David was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Wickes/Leeds Lumber Co. He also had served as the Director of the Palmetto Boys Club. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Southside Baptist Church, 4208 U.S. Hwy 41 South in Ruskin. Lucille Ellen Sipe Lucille Ellen Sipe, ne Terrill, 95, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2013 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Mrs. Sipe was born in 1918, in Jeanette, Pa., the daughter of McKinley Hobart Terrill and Sara Cunningham Terrill. Mrs. Sipe and husband Dr. William Uhl Sipe were 50-year residents of Latrobe, Pa., and retired to Sun City, Fla. in 1995. She is survived by daughter Suellen (George Peters) Simons-Peters of Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; son Alan W. (Barbara) Sipe of Arlington Heights, Ill.; grandchildren Christopher (Julie) Sipe of Los Angeles, Calif., Stephanie Sipe and Samantha Sipe of Chicago, Ill., Neal (Lauren) Simons of Charmouth, England, and Chris Krisky and her partner Patty Brescia of Beaverton, Ore.; great-grandchildren The family of Mason Sikes would like to thank all those who participated in his funeral service on December 7, 2013. There is no way that anyone could possibly understand how much a family in need of support will find it when the time comes. However, we have found loving support, gracious thoughts, and endless prayers from many friends and family. Our family has been humbled by the outpouring of phone calls, food, visits, and cards. We would like to recognize all those who made his service one of complete beauty and honor, especially the two soldiers from Fort Stewart, Ga. Mason is now at peace and is suffering no more and in the days to come we again ask for your prayers and support as we begin our healing process. But, from the very bottom of our hearts we thank everyone and wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Lula Simons (4) of Charmouth, England and Oliver Sipe (10 months) of Los Angeles, Calif. Arrangements by Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home. For information: 847-253-5423 or www.lauterburgoehler. com. ‘Mrs. Yahwey?’ The Rev. Robert P. Tucker, Ph.D. will deliver a sermon to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. that involves Sherlock Holmes discovering that the Bible’s god, Yahwey, had a wife. Dr. Tucker will survey the evidence uncovered by world-class scholars that shows there is more to the Bible story of Yahwey than meets the eye. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome. Women’s health issues is topic Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women of Sun City Center will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9, following 8 a.m. Mass and a light breakfast in the Conesa Center. The guest speaker will be Diane Hale from St. Gianna’s Center for Women, who will speak on women’s health issues. At this meeting, tickets ($25) for the Annual Spring Fashion Show will be available for purchase. Set for Thursday, March 6, the show will feature fashions from Taylor Marie Apparel and a buffet lunch by Banquet Masters. Also at this meeting, the group requests donations of beauty items to be put in baskets for the spring fashion show. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For additional information, contact Lynn at 941-723-8431. Scholarship students address Interfaith Council Three East Bay High School graduates who are attending college with the help of scholarships from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center addressed the Council at a meeting held at Redeemer Lutheran Church. IFC awards scholarships to qualified graduating seniors at East Bay HS and Lennard HS. Pictured are Kyle Privette (U of Miami), Marian Giblin (IFC), Neva Exum (HCC), Jane Trefren (IFC Scholarship Chair), and Erika Calderon, (USF). Join the card party Jan. 9 Anyone who likes to play cards or board games is invited to make up her own table in advance and go to the dessert card party hosted by the Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace, held from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813-633-2460.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h \000s 19 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th Grade Sunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey ZZZ\021IEFUXVNLQ\021RUJ\003‡\003 A Resource for Families \033\025\023\003&ROOHJH\003$YH\021\003:\021\003‡\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \031\027\030\020\031\027\026\034 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Sunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. Salmon Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served. A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist \025\023\027\003\025QG\003W\021\003\021:\021\003\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \013\033\024\026\014\003\031\027\030\020\031\024\023\025 Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................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 813-645-1714 SaintAnneRuskin.org M ASSES Vigil 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 ....................................... &RQWDFW\003DULVK\003IFH\003IRU\003FKHGXOH Espaol ......... DEDGR\003\031\035\023\023\003S\021P\021\036\003'RPLQJR\003\024\025\035\026\023\003S\021P\021\036\003-XHYHV\003\032\035\023\023\003S\021P\021 &RQIHVVLRQ .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic Church SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton S S “Getting to Know You” (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist Church “A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church” \024\022\020\030\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000\000s\000UN\000#ITY\014\000&,\000\023\023\025\030\026\000s\000\030\021\023\015\026\024\025\015\024\020\030\025 Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 ZZZ\021UVWFKULVWLDQVXQFLW\\000FHQWHU\021FRP KRQH\035\003\033\024\026\020\027\024\034\020\027\034\026\023 Minister Mike Grant F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h S u n C i t y C e n t e r F l o r i d a FCC SCC Area Places of Worship From left: FHP Executive Director Earl Pfeiffer, Pastor “Johnny” Cook, and FHP Family Construction Coordinator Yvette Cabili. Ruskin pastor recognized with 2013 Dorothy Duke Community Service Award Florida Home Partnership (FHP) has recognized Pastor John (Johnny) Cook of First Apostolic Church in Ruskin as the recipient of 2013 Dorothy Duke Community Service Award. Pastor “Johnny” has led an outreach minis try for years that has been dedicated in as sisting numerous fam ilies in the USDA Selfhelp Homeownership Program at the Bayou Pass Village community in Ruskin. As families commit to meeting a minimum of 600 hours to build their homes, Pastor Cook and his members provide water, food and assistance. The ministry has helped to motivate families to meet their goals of homeownership. The award is named in honor of Dorothy Duke (Oct. 6, 1924 – April 14, 2000), the founder of Florida Home Partnership, a community development housing organization. Dorothy Duke was a local resident and activist who championed the effort to bring the USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing Program to Hillsborough County in an effort to expand affordable housing for low-income families. Formerly known as Homes for Hillsborough, FHP is one of two agencies in the State of Florida that administers the USDA Self-help Mortgage Program. Established in 1993, FHP has expanded to Pasco County and diversified its affordable housing services to include townhomes in Plant City, rental apartments in the University Area of Hillsborough County, and rehab services. Growing from one to six communities, FHP has built over 650 homes in landscaped communities complete with swimming pools, playgrounds, clubhouses and homeowners associations. For more information about FHP, contact Joey Henderson at 813672-7860 or by email at joey@ flhome.org. Celebrate the New Year with Prince of Peace Prince of Peace Catholic Church will hold special Masses for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Masses will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 8 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and noon. Following the noon Mass, a special time for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held between 1 and 3 p.m. A Rosary for World Peace will be prayed at 2 p.m. in the church. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call the parish office at 813634-2328. Gospel Music Workshop presents concert at UCC On Sunday, Jan. 12, the Gospel Workshop of America Tampa Chapter will present a concert at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. The concert will be at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church, with a reception following in the Great Hall. No tickets are needed, but a free will offering will be taken and given to the Gospel Singers. All are invited and all are welcome. First Christian Church welcomes new members Mike and Teresa Grant, Linda and Bob Burket, and Gala and Gene Slagle were recently welcomed into the church family of the First Christian Church of Sun City Center, located at 1707 33rd St. Southeast in Ruskin. New members at St. Andrew St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Sun City Center welcomes new members, from left: William Eades, Norma Eades, Carol Slagle, Sevier Cramer Robert Shields, and David d’Albany. “How to be happy” is new sermon-series at First United Methodist of Brandon Dr. Henry Cloud, in his book, The Law of Happiness says study after scientific study proves that happiness and fulfillment is not found in our circumstances, our bank accounts, our material possessions, or achievements. Instead, the research reveals that happiness comes largely from how we live our lives and into which activities we decide to invest our hearts, minds, souls, and strength. An enormous amount of empirical studies have shed substantial light on questions such as: “Where does happiness come from?” “Can people increase their happiness?” “Is it under our control?” And the good news is that research has actually produced a lot of answers. Join First United Methodist Church of Brandon for four weeks, beginning Sunday, Jan. 5, as they take a look at what science reveals and what spiritual instruction has shown about where happiness comes from. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located one block north of S.R. 60 (Brandon Blvd.), at 121 North Knights Ave., between Kings and Parsons. Worship services are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. Call the church office at 813-689-4161 for more details, or visit www.fumcbrandon.org. From all of us at The SCC Observer The Observer News The Riverview Current UCC goes Christmas caroling Carolers from the United Community Church went Christmas Caroling to the assisted living homes and to the home-bound of the church. Pictured standing from left: Jane Kutsch,Saundra Manin, Crissy Barker, Paula Lickfeldt, Jane Ruth, and David Lickfeldt.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 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 est te ses MERCHANDISE300 MARINE400 REAL ESTATE500 ersonL g Weight loss support group. Begins Jan. 9, Apollo Beach. Get a head start on your New Years resolution. Register today. 813-690-6424 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 (cell)www.AllAboutPawsPetServices.comServing ALL of Your Pets Needs Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 rgereAlmost 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 donateMMoving Sale Dec. 27 & 28, 8am-2pm. 633 Allegheny Dr., SCC. Large screened HD TV, tools, adult tricycle, patio dinette, sofa bed, tables, chairs, kitchen items, music, musical instruments, sheet music, etc. st te es Cell: 382-7536 Quality 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 uscRoland Amplifier, 68 watt model AC, like new, used twice. $275, 813-677-5014 Aeolian Piano with bench seat. 35 keyboard, excellent condition. Must see $500. 813-642-8142 ortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 psortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com housesorse RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127Hampton (2BR/2BA) 1,100 sq. ft.with upleveled lanai, CARPORT IN KINGS POINT ....................................................... $64,900RENTALS KP 2BR/2BA 1,700 sq. ft. double-car garage on Golf Course. Unfurnished ................................................. $1200 /month SCC 1BR/1BA FURN seasonal ..................................................$1200 /month onots M.H. HOUSING550 nrsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 Attention snowbirds! Completely furnished 2br/2ba mobile in waterfront community Includes use of boat ramp and picnic area. $15,900. 813-658-3954 Lisa Cillo, Century 21 Beggins Ent. RENTALS600 ter rontent sApollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Seasonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440666-1330 ousesorrentRuskin, 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 SCC 2br/2ba + office on South Lake. 1800+ sf, 20x20 screened lanai with great lake view. $950 monthly plus deposit. 813-3686377 D F D D F D Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Dec. 27 & 28 50% OFF all Christmas/Holiday items Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Your Neighborhood Printer. JUST LISTED: KINGS POINT CONDO 2BR/2BA, excellent condition, with enclosed lanai + washer & dryer. Tile oors in kitchen, living room & BA, laminate and walk-in-closet in MBR, walk-in shower and large mirror in MBA. All appliances stay. Offered at $42,900. PERFECT RETIREMENT/WINTER HOME: 3BR/2BA spacious doublewide in agerestricted gated community with club house, heated pool & shufeboard, for modest monthly fee. Home has new carpet, new paint, large kitchen, formal dining rm, huge living rm, inside utility, enclosed lanai at level of home, and 2-car carport with workshop. Great condition throughout. $49,500. RIVERFRONT RENTAL: Very spacious and nice 3BR/2BA unfurnished modular home, on acre lot, with covered parking and great wood dock on river. Available now : $1,400/month + deposit. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Find Out What Your Home is Worth On-LineVi sit: www.figureoutmyhomesworth.comKeller Williams Realty Kathy Farrell A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 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 813-642-0681Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813641-8400 813-363-6001 Trailer for rent, 1 bedroom. Riv813677-0141 One bedroom water & electric indeposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 Unfurnished 2br/2ba in Sun City Center. 1 yr lease. Staring January. Call 352-457-6549 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211Celebrating 89 Years 1924 2013Judy Erickson...............468-0288 Claire Tort.....................363-7250 Kay Pye........................361-3672 Christine Nethers............260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook.........748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley...............645-1540 Margot Ward.....................486-9490 Linda Badgerow...............695-5515 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidaysfrom all the Associates and StaffClaire Tort Wilma Wood Linda Badgerow Christine Nethers Roxanne Westbrook Sheila Weidel Kay Pye Margot Ward Judy Erickson Jo Ellen Mobley, BrokerEvening phone numbers: Food truck for sale, w/ route. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, 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. Miss Lisas Cleaning Service De pendable, thorough. Reasonable 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 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 Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low Complete outdoor property main tenance. Landscaping, trimming, pressure washing, sprinkler repair. Licensed & insured. 813-2983376 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 .We are offering to pay you for driving your own vehicle. Drive around with our specially designed AD and get paid for it. Interested parties should contact Markgib son05@live.com One good plumber needed. Service experience a plus. Will meet & beat wages. Drug free work place. Call 813-634-1163 Kennco Mfg, located in Ruskin, is looking for a full time employee to work on our Candidate should have: Fork Truck Experience, igh school, GED, or vocational training is preferred, but a number of years of experience will be strongly considered. Ability to read and build from blueprints Solid work history and references Requires personal tools To apply, come in 1105 3rd 813-645-2591 between 8am-3pm. package]. Including paid vacation, 401K, and Medical coverage pay. Consistent freight. Great miles on this regional account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2507 Experience mover, must know how to wrap & load. Drivers license required. Background check. 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22 DECEMBER 26, 2013 Business & Trade Directory AC REPAIR/SALES Family Owned and Operated 263-6503 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevar d Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 ACCOUNTINGA AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRA Mobile Auto Repair FREE Scan with repair10% Off any repairfor military personnel and their dependentsCall, text or email Joe Brys813.833.8973 joehd2007@yahoo.com Lic. # MV87956 COMPUTER REPAIRC CLEANINGC BAIL BONDSB NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENOVATIONS Don 645-8985 South BayElectric Co. of Ruskin Call Don or John Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source FLOORING *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. HANDYMAN* Bobs Mobile Fix-It CenterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWe Fix It All! 813-642-6182 HOME IMPROVEMENTH KENNELSK LOCKSMITH Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S PLUMBINGP STORAGES WINDOW CLEANINGW Lic. #RC29027076 FLORIDA REGISTERED ROOFING CONTRACTORG. HORN ROOFING LLC OF APOLLO BEACH (813) 419-4165Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES PAINTINGP SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David Squire The Name You Know. The Service You Trust. CFC#019149 CFC#1428556(813) 641-9174www.shjplumbing.com AY SERVICES CORP.LOCKSMITHOwner: Johnny Cook / Stan-Tech Locked out of your car or home?Well promptly get you in!813 633-5100 LANDSCAPING HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL WINDOW FILMW ROOFING 27 YEARS EXPERIENCE Certied Public Accountant 813-641-3603www.AccountantAtApolloBeach.com AFFORDABLE Q U A L I F I E D Q U A L I F I E D ELECTRICIANE ATTORNEYA Need help with your computer, or setting up your electronics?MAC & PCFriendly, Professional, Microsoft Certified, A+$35 per hr.Setting up, Upgrades, Virus Removal, Spyware, Pop-Ups, Security, Email & Printer ProblemsCall Ryan 813-262-2559 For information on advertising in the Business & Trade Directory, call 813-645-3111 CRIPLOC.com $39/HR24/7 PC Mac Xbox PS Service Security Training Home or Business Systems(813) 440-0829WE COME TO YOU

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THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSome have been beaten; others evicted. Sometimes, a single event happened without warning, like getting pink-slipped because your employer has closed-up shop. Whatever the reason, abused or homeless women and their children have a home-away-from-home at the Mary & Martha House shelter in Ruskin. The shelters main problem is that it stays full. The need is always greater than the capacity to help. But there are many success stories, and that keeps staff and volunteers going even when things get tight. Anna, for instance, left her abusive husband sometime this past year. Now theres a real success story, said the shelters on-site program services manager, Laurie Herring. When she came to us she had been sleeping in her car with her 15-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. She hadnt worked in a long time because her husband paid the bills. But he was abusive, and she finally got up the nerve to leave. Anna took a managers training course and got a job shortly afterward, Herring said. She successfully made it through the shelter and PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOGuests at the shelter prepare the tree in the common living room area in preparation for Santas visit Dec. 18.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThis will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOMosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay provided 700 holiday meals for children at Gibsonton Elementary on Thursday.Snow fell in SCC on churchs Walk to BethlehemBy %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netAs the sun began to set and the lambs and donkeys began to lower their heads, snow fell gently outside of a stable in Sun City Center on Wednesday evening. So it wasnt really snow, it was a modified bubble machine, but it looked like snow. Seeing it falling among the 100 cast members and volunteers at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church Walk to Bethlehem, the churchs first-ever live nativity scene, it even felt like snow. Somehow the palm trees and the warm evening air didnt deter from that feeling. At that moment, at that church, it was a winters night in Bethlehem. The Walk to Bethlehem was held as a gift by the church Ministry Executive Team to the congregation and to the entire community. More than 700 people were estimated to have visited the church that evening, stopping at each point of significance leading to Christmas morning. From angels sounding the news with trumpets to an innkeeper turning away all who came, saying there is no room at the inn, to a humble manger in a stable, they were scenes heart-felt, reverent and touching. There were also shepherds in the field, King Herod and his men, Roman soldiers, a handbell ensemble and the Wise Men bearing Mosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay team up to provide holiday meals for 700 families.By %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netIt seems almost everyone looks forward to the winter holiday around Christmas. People take vacation days from work, the kids are gleefully out of school and after the hectic lead-up to the holidays, it is finally time to sit back and enjoy a day or three with family and friends. But for a good many families, the holidays are also a source of painful, often hidden stress. When children are home from school, there may not be enough money to provide for the meals that they would otherwise receive. Simply put, without school lunches, some families wont have enough money to feed their families, particularly a Christmas meal. In Gibsonton, Mosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay decided to do something about that problem. The Riverview company and the Tampa Bay area humanitarian organization teamed up to provide full holiday meals for 700 families with students at Gibsonton Elementary School on Thursday. The bags of food contained all of the makings for a holiday dinner, including ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, stuffing and gravy.Continued on page 16X Continued on page 13X Continued on page 7X Merry Christmas

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2 DECEMBER 26, 2013 Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated 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 How about aGIFT CERTIFICATEfrom At Home Auto? JANUARY EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 1/2/14 Thursday 3:00 4:00 pmAging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. 1/7/14 Now Every Tuesday! 1:00 3:00 pm Life Challenges Support Group Live your life fully with zest and joy!All are welcome in complete condence & free of charge. Your facilitator is Frank Koebrich, MA (813-642-0773) an experienced and effective psychotherapist. We meet in the 1st oor Lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. 1/8/14 Now Every Wednesday! 10:00 11:00 am Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors, and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! 1/8/14 Wednesday 10:00 11:00 am Charles Schwab Investment Series Ann MacKay, CFP with Charles Schwab discusses: Tips to get Your Financial House in Order 1/8/14 Wednesday 1:30 3:00 p.m. FREE Manage Your Diabetes class provided by the Florida Department of Health Attend Six (6) interactive, weekly sessions designed to provide the knowledge and support needed to better manage your diabetes. Topics include healthy eating and physical activity, how to monitor for complications and reduce your risks by setting goals you can achieve. Registration is required. Call Glenda F. Williams at 813-307-8071 ext. 7111 today! 1/8/14 Wednesday 2:30 4:00 pm Diabetes Support Group Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. 1/9/14 Thursday 1:00 2:00 pm Neuropathy Support Group Held at the Community Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Has neuropathy affected your balance? Attend this meeting where Dr. Rob Denk will discuss the different medications available today to help treat this condition. Dr. Denk has acted as Director of Operations for long-term-care pharmacies, owns a clinical consulting practice and is currently acting as Pharmacy Operations Manager for Mulberry Pharmacy, Inc. 1/9/14 Thursday 2:30 4:00 pm Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC 1/15/14 Wednesday 10:00 11:00 amYour Money Matters Practical Considerations and Duties of a Successor Trustee Non-attorney insights from a practicing CPA Presented by: Karen Lanese from Lanese & Associates, CPA. who specializes in individual taxes, trusts, estates and non-prots. This group is facilitated by Chris Redhead, CFP,ChFC,CFS, Executive Vice President of Sequoia Financial Group. 1/15/14 Wednesday 1:30 2:30 pm Low Vision Support Group Facilitated by Ana Maria Oliva, M.D. and Sponsored by the Sun City Center Mens Club. Our speaker this month will be: Edward J. Huggett, Jr., O.D. Board certied as an Optometric Physician, Becky Radford, Case Manager for the Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand to present aids and appliances to assist those with low vision. Merry Christmas from the family of F&L Electric Co.A family-owned business in South County since 1976. Thank you for supporting our business all these years.Merry Christmasfrom our family to yours!Chuck, Kim, Terry, Jacquie, John, Andy & Jamel 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL: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 Are you preparing your mind for a very special gift the gift of a brandnew year? This new year can be the best year of your life depending upon what you choose to do with it. In the book of life you will write your own destiny. What will you write? Will you write of the excitement that you feel? Will you write of all the plans that you have made? Will you outline a program of achievement so you will know the direction that you are planning to take? What will the pages of your book show? Dont wait until January 1 to start writing. Start now. But before you do, look through the pages of this years book and erase all the negativity, hatred, anger, and fear that you have generated over the past years. These lines from The Lords Prayer should be our guide: Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Take this thought and make it the rule you live by rather than just words. Start the new year not only forgiving in your heart those who have hurt you in the past but, more importantly, erase from your mind the sting of those hurts. Once you are able to do this, you will By William Hodges find you are free to move on. You free yourself to develop and maintain more positive relationships. In the new year, have the courage to change. Author Charles DuBois said, The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Lay down the old baggage that you are carrying those thoughts of insecurity and insufficiency. There is no doubt that you are a good and worthwhile person. Do not hesitate to write that in your mind. Fill your head so full of positive thoughts about yourself that even if someone tried to plant negative thoughts in it, there would be no room. Start this year acting and believing that you are somebody. When the Reverend Jesse Jackson and I both spoke at a high school in Detroit, I saw the tremendous effect he had on those young people, many of whom had a poor self-image. He had them repeat over and over the simple phrase, I am somebody. Maybe youll find it valuable to start out the year by looking in the mirror and proclaiming to yourself, I am somebody! You are, you know! Get creative and draw a map in your book, not a map to Toledo or Detroit, but rather a map to your destiny. Plan where you are going. Choose ideals, set a destination and determine the stops you will make along the way. Most importantly, be sure that the destination is worth the trip. Dont choose to conquer the Alps if you dont enjoy scrambling up steep slopes, wading through cold mountain streams, and hanging by a rope, totally dependent upon the other members of your team. In other words, if the journey is not fun, the destination will be found lacking. But always keep these words by former U.S. Senator Carl Schurz in mind, Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. Life can be fun if you plan the trip right. This is the gift of a new year a gift that many did not get; it is a chance to change the story of your life. It can be the greatest year of your life depending upon what you determine to write. Start with I am special, I am unique, I am great, and move UP from there. Its your choice. What will you write?Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Preparing the mind for the New YearLogo and T-shirt contest for Manatee Arts FestThe SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is calling for artists to enter a competition for the 22nd Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts Logo and T-shirt. Artists, young and old, amateur or professional, are invited to submit their original designs to the Chamber no later than Friday, Jan. 4. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, resultant publicity and will receive a complimentary booth space at the festival. Winner will be notified by the Chamber on or before Jan. 12. Judges will select based on artistic merit. There are no guidelines for the subject matter of the image. Image must be two dimensional and an original work of art created by the artist within the last three years. Digital image reproduction must be submitted no less than 180 DPI and no less than 1200 pixels one way. The winner will be required to submit a higher resolution image for print. The Manatee Festival of the Arts is scheduled for March 8 and 9, 2014. For more info, contact the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at 813645-1366 or 813-645-3808 or email events@southshorechamberofcommerce.org.The Fresh Market seeks creative kids to enter its Design Our Bay challengeThink you have what it takes to design The Fresh Markets next reusable shopping bag? The specialty grocer is on a nationwide search for a fun new design for its 2014 bag, which will benefit Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign! Last years inaugural Design Our Bag Challenge winning bags raised over $50,000 for No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America. Now a year later, The Fresh Market is ready to showcase more childrens artwork on its limited edition reusable shopping bags. The Fresh Market will donate 50 percent of the retail price of each bag sold to No Kid Hungry, with a minimum donation of $150,000 in 2014. Children ages 15 and under who have a love for both food and art can submit a drawing of their favor ite product sold at The Fresh Market stores. The top two artists, voted on by The Fresh Market employees, will have their designs printed on reusable shopping bags, which will be sold in The Fresh Market stores across the country in 2014. In addition to having their drawings featured on the companys reusable shopping bag, the winners of the Design Our Bag Challenge will each receive a $200 gift card for The Fresh Market, a kid-friendly goodie bag filled with an artist kit and other edible treats, and accolades via The Fresh Markets social media channels. In addition, each of The Fresh Markets stores nationwide will award their stores top two finalists a $50 gift card. The competition runs from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28. For official rules and prize packages, visit www.thefreshmarket.com/designourbag.

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Mortgage regulations have changed signicantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences in the way you structure your mortgage, can save or cost you literally thousands of dollars and years of expense. Whether you are about to buy your rst home, or are planning to make a move to your next home, it is critical that you inform yourself about the factors involved before you buy. In answer to this issue, Industry Insiders have prepared a FREE special report entitled Things You Must Know Before You Buy. Having the right information before hand can undoubtedly make a major difference in this critical negotiation. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-800665-3797 and enter 1004. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to nd out what you need to know before you buy a home.This report is courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Kathy Farrell. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2013 With New Years Eve approaching, Bullet Free Sky spreads word to celebrate safelyBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netBullet Free Sky, a South County based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of celebratory gunfire is gearing up for New Years Eve and urging people to celebrate safely. The organization was founded by Sandy Duran, after her son Diego was struck in the head by a falling bullet from celebratory gunfire in the first few moments of 2012 while the family was in the front yard of their Ruskin home watching the fireworks several miles away. Diego spent more than a year in recovery, a process that included several surgeries. The shooter has yet to be apprehended. On Dec. 17, the organization began running a message on the large electronic billboard on I-75 near the SR 674 exits at Ruskin and Apollo Beach, urging people not to use guns to celebrate the New Year. On Friday, the organization announced partnerships with PAMELA VASQUEZ PHOTOAt Shooters World in Tampa: Diego Duran, a victim of celebratory gunfire, with Larry McKinnon of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Bullet Free Sky founder Sandy Duran and Bruce Kitzis, General Manager of Shooters World.Shooters World and with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office to further spread the word among gun owners regarding the responsible use of firearms and the extreme dangers of celebratory gunfire. Dozens of people are injured annually across the United States, with some fatalities. In the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, several people have been injured in the past few years during both New Years and Fourth of July celebrations. As you know, this irresponsible yet popular practice of firing into the air during the New Years Eve celebration often results in someone needlessly being seriously injured or killed by falling bullets, Bullet Free Sky said in a press release on Friday. This year, we have teamed up with the owners and management of Shooters World because they are also committed as we are in promoting the safe and proper use of firearms. In partnering with Shooters World, the organization additionally hopes to further stress that their mission is not anti-gun, but simply advocating the safe handling and shooting of all firearms. Many people still think we are anti-gun, said founder Sandy Duran. Others tell us they do not own guns so our effort doesnt concern them much. The truth is, it doesnt matter whether you own a gun or not. Celebratory gunfire affects us all. Anyone under the sky can suffer injuries from hundreds of stray bullets that are shot every year to celebrate here in the U.S. The electronic billboard message will run through New Years Day and was made possible through a donation by area resident Carol Ann Schultz. The organizations mission is to educate and work to keep everyone safe from the potentially lethal danger of falling bullets due to celebratory gunfire. For more information and for how you can help, visit www. bulletfreesky.com or visit the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ BulletFreeSky.Thanks to the donation from a supporter of the nonprofit Bullet Free Sky, the organization is running its message on an electronic billboard on I-75 near the Ruskin / Sun City Center exit. PAMELA VASQUEZ PHOTODuring the press conference at Shooters World on Friday, Sandy Duran holds an Xray of the bullet that struck her 12-year-old son in the first few moments of 2012, while the family was together watching fireworks from what they thought was the safety of their own front yard. Diego endured multiple surgeries and spent well over a year in recovery. The shooter has yet to be apprehended. PHOTO COURTESY OF BULLET FREE SKY

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4 OBSERVER NEWS DECEMBER 26, 2013 December Students of the Month at Apollo Beach ElementaryCampbell Addis, Nevaeh Alfaro-Rodriguez, Brett Anderson, Madison Bennett, Angela Caglayan, Caroline Chase, Jaycie Collier, Brooke Davis, Dillon Edgar, Obed Figueroa, Jose Garcia Malagon, Frank Gargagliano, Brody Glaubius, Chris Gonzalez, Lauren Gonzalez, Xavier Gonzalez, Brayden Goodloe, Gavin Henley, Samantha Henley, Austin Hurlburt, Macy Longenecker, Noah Martell, Devin Mitchell, Mya Mitchell, Kailey Montez, Ian Newell, Geri OConnor, Bailey Palmer, Jailyn Pilozo, Holly Plum, Katelyn Porter, Victoria Pressley, Amber Rivere, Scott Rivere, Jack Rose, Parker Sasville, Kiernan Stamey, Rhodes Stathas, Diego Vergara, Lleyton Wijbrandi and Patrol: Nikki Harrell. Cypress Creek Elementarys Terrific Kids for December 2013Cypress Creek Elementary School congratulates the students named as Terrific Kids for December 2013: Damian Perez, Zakiya Washington, Janelle Martinez, Alejandro Ortiz-Perez, Justyn Rivera, Jazlyn Sanchez, Makelle Perry, Marlene Diaz, Zoe Hagan, Nicholas Flores, Janessa Carrejo, Alexa Bravo-Medrano, Brian Jimenez, Jariah Porter, Mily Francisco-Villala, Jordan Stangle, Diego Gonzalez-Castaned, Lizzette Popoca, Marley Folger, Azael Reducindo-Cervant, James Navarrete-Nava, Katelin Taber, Ryan De La Huerta, Guadalupe Suastegui, Tristin Marlow, Carlos Flores, Maria Barrera-Godinez, Alisa Aviles, Bryan Arellano, Xavier Valerio, Myna Truong, Jacob Martinez-Martinez, Vianey Fuentes, David Fernandez, Xiomara Rodriguez, Giohanis Diaz-Pagen, Hannah Miller, Jaylen Bocanegra, Ivan Pineda, Judith Padron, Alexander Moreno, Melani Gomez, Jarnishka Guzman, Jorge Roldan-Miranda, Zamyrah Capers, Leopoldo Michelena, Zion White, Ashley Agustin, Kamau Sydnor, Aden Whaten, Erika Vargas, Alicia Vasquez, Mauricio Acosta, Alaina Nishiyama, Celsa Rodriguez-Ancleto, Andrew Paleveda, Idamis Roblero, Natassja Gabell, Samuel Porter, Alexandra Valles, Taylor Walker, Jayla Smith and Carlie Burt. Lennard FFA participates in Citrus Career Development EventOn December 10, the Lennard High School FFA Citrus team participated in the State Citrus Career Development Event. There were 34 teams participating in this competition. This years Lennard team consisted of Tiffany Connard, Rebecca Knowles, Tyler Leonard, and Roger Smith. The Citrus CDE requires students to identify different species of pests, diseases, disorders, rootstocks, leaves, citrus varieties, weeds, and nutritional deficiencies of citrus fruits. They must also complete a general knowledge exam on the industry. Lennard placed fourth overall in this state competition.Over $1,900 raised at ABWC bake saleThe Apollo Beach Womans Club extends thanks to the Apollo Beach Community for its support of the groups recent holiday bake sale, which this year raised over $1,900. All profits benefit the scholarship fund, which supports graduating high school students in Apollo Beach who have excelled academically and need help in meeting tuition costs at both twoand four-year colleges and universities in Florida. Membership in ABWC is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. For membership information, contact Judy Peck at 813-746-1072 Gibsonton Elementary salutes its Terrific KidsThe following students at Gibsonton Elementary School have been recognized for showing their peers how to be responsible: Lizander Cano, Sara Jean, Dalen Iampieri, Jacob Dees, Andrea Garza, Jaylee Lopez-Santos, Gracie Pecina, Nathan Guzman, Sadie Pesina, Layla Braun, Ashley Aburto, Omart Pineda, Zoey Leonard, Kyra Lawson, Madison Haber, Stefany Mendoza-Tellez, Joann Pineda, Rolando Reyes, Allison Purcell, Alexia Macias, Arika Mitchell, Kyle Church, Johnny Parker, Jocelyn Hinojoza, Janell Santiago, Alicia Hernandez, Alexandro Avita, Heidi Castro, Damaury Mikula, Seth Martinez, Bella Watson, Darius Taylor, Rolando Estrada and Darian Rodriguez-Horbelt. The Hope Fund holds holiday parties for deserving children Those children who attend the Hope Funds after-school programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma were treated to their annual holiday parties on Dec. 11th at the Park. The children again received much-appreciated gifts from the GFWC Womans Club of Sun City Center, along with goodies from their respective tutors, mentors, and readers. Refreshments were served and games were played. Santa (John Cheeseman) arrived right on schedule, much to the delight of the children. A wonderful time was had by all. The Hope Fund, an all-volunteer organization, conducts the after-school programs at Bethune Park for at-risk children who go there while their parents work. The kids enjoy a safe, nurturing environment while at the Park. Tutors help them with their homework; mentors help them resolve problems; readers help them improve reading skills. There are also those who conduct a running program. Sex and drug education classes are held for older children. Two artists work with the children on creative activities with clay, paint, and many materials to create imaginative projects. New this year, volunteers have stepped forward to teach the youngsters how to play chess and how to do woodworking. All these things expand their world and contribute to a good start in life for children who might otherwise be home alone after school. Financial help is provided by the Hope Fund for those families who cannot afford the full cost of attending the after-school programs. Funds are raised by tax-deductible donations, grants, and a semi-annual fundraiser called Breakfast and Bingo. The next B&B will be held in April 2014. If you would like to make a taxdeductible donation; if you would like to volunteer one hour a week to work with children; if you want to share a special talent with the kids; or if you want to find out more about the Hope Fund, call Carla Miles at 813-634-4268, or check out www.the-hope-fund.org. Santa (John Cheeseman) enjoyed the holiday party with, from left, Ever Hernandez, Octavio Bautista, Andres Lopez, Eduardo Jose, Jason Hernandez and Yenifer Gonzales.

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SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied American Board of Dermatology COMMENTARYExcuse me, but thats covered under the First Amendment!By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netIts a wonderful thing to co-exist with neighbors who are different from us but when did sending a Christmas card or lighting a menorah become a hate crime? I know, they arent exactly listed as hate crimes yet, but it looks like thats on the way. People are afraid to stir up trouble, afraid of reprisal from bosses or (in the case of students) teachers and administrators, if they say Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah instead of Happy Holidays in any public place. Its true. Its finally reached the point where grade school children are told to bring holiday cards for the number of children in their class but they must not have any symbols or wording on them that reflect any type of religion. I found this out a few years back because I am raising a granddaughter. We cant have Christmas trees or anything like that but Santas are okay, she told me. One year I got a pack of cards with a nice Nativity scene on the front and she burst out in tears. Ill be in real trouble if I take those to school, I was told. Having gone to school in the 1950s and 1960s and having had children in school in the 1970s and 1980s, I was used to having to buy Valentines for everyone in the class in February, and Christmas cards in December. It was just what was done. Now, I went to school in New Jersey, which happens to be a very tolerant state. I didnt know there was a problem with anybodys color until My Weekly Reader told of George Wallace blocking the school doors steps in a place called Alabama. I wasnt Jewish but I had Jewish friends, and they taught me how to spin a dreidel and dance the horah to Hava Nagila at a bar mitzvah. I was introduced to cornbread at a black friends house when I was 10. I dont think many people in New Jersey knew how to make cornbread, but this family had come from somewhere far away: Mississippi, I think. I remember the cornbread Mrs. Johnson made was flaky and she served it with a spoonful of melted butter over each piece. In December, we had a Christmas tree in our house and some of my friends lit menorahs in theirs. One summer, Mama Genovese taught me how to make real Italian spaghetti sauce and later that year Mrs. Nadelson, who lived next door, taught me what foods were laid out on a table for Passover. All I remember about that now are bitter herbs, egg, and something about a lamb bone. And I cant make good cornbread either. Yet every home and every tradition was an education. Oh, we didnt know it at the time. We just thought trying new things was fun. In 1956, we got a new boy in our class who came from Hungary and he couldnt speak a word of English. My Weekly Reader said something about the Hungarian Revolution. The teacher told us that was why he had come to our school. Within weeks, he was learning English and playing games on the playground with the rest of us. That was just the way it was. I keep referring to My Weekly 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. Reader because back in those days, we didnt watch much television and kids never watched the news. That little publication was our news, and we got it in school. We read it word for word aloud and heard what was happening in our world. Most of us didnt know the word tolerance back then. Oh, I realize it wasnt like that for everybody. It depended upon where you lived. But today, all over the United States, people are afraid to show differences of any kind especially when it comes to religion. They act like its against the law to make reference to the religious part of the winter holidays. Say Happy Holidays, my granddaughter said. Not Merry Christmas. Why? I asked. Because you could hurt somebodys feelings. People seem to assume this litany of political correct speech is law. It isnt. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says it isnt. We can light a menorah next to a Christmas tree and put the seven-candles and Unity Cup of Kwanzaa, which by the way starts Dec. 26, right next to them. If Buddhists or Muslims or Hindus want to place their symbols next to these, and American Indians want to draw a medicine wheel so be it. Atheists should be welcome to put up a plaque or some other statement as to why they have their belief excuse me, doesnt the First Amendment say they can? Either the Bill of Rights exists for everybody or it doesnt exist at all. Its a shame when children have to be afraid to say Merry Christmas (Christs Mass?) to their friends in school. But it isnt the childrens shame. Its ours.

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8 DECEMBER 26, 2013 prized possessions. This pipe is sometimes called grey pipe and can easily be identified by its color and copper or plastic fitting crimped in at the joints. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services is there for you all through the year. During this holiday season Howies will be working hard to prevent your holidays from being ruined by unforeseen disaster. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services offers whole house re-pipes at an affordable price and does the job right the first time, every time. No one does more re-pipes in Sun City Center than Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services and nobody will give you the peace of mind and that personal touch like they will. Start today by calling By Kevin Kerbow As the year quickly comes to a close and the holidays and all the joys of home occupy these last few weeks of the year, the Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey and dressing, the ham and yams and all the trimmings fill you to the brim. Thanksgiving will barely be finished before the tree is being dragged through the door and Santa on his golf cart is rolling through Sun City Center with a sack full of toys for all the good little boys and girls. Now for the part of the story you may not have heard before. While stockings have been hung with care and thoughts of sugar plums are dancing in your head, silently problems are brewing. There are unseen problems just waiting to ruin this festive season. Polybutylene pipes are the culprit. They are poised and ready to flood your home. While youre out shopping and enjoying this most joyous time of year a possible disaster is just waiting to happen. Polybutylene pipes are fatally flawed. They were installed in your home before anyone knew there would be a problem and then it was too late. These pipes are brittle and subject to break and rupture at anytime and need to be replaced. With recent changes to insurance regulations it has become increasingly difficult to secure the necessary coverage you need to cover your most Its that time of yearPAID ADVERTISEMENTthem for a free estimate. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services offers services that will cater to all your plumbing needs both residential and commercial. Whether it is something as small as clogged toilets or as large as whole house re-pipes. They also offer products to make your home more accessible like chair height toilets, grab bars and shower stalls that accommodate the aging. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services would like to thank all our customers for making us the #1 plumber in Sun City. From Randy and Dee Crofton, Jay Gisler and all the staff of Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services we would like to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season. May the warmth of this season fill your hearts and your homes with Peace; Love and Joy. $1000OFF a Service Call of $100.00 or moreSUN CITY CENTER PLUMBING SERVICES813-633-8923SunCityCenterPlumbing.comHowies Sun City Center Plumbing Services is there for you all through the year.Howies Sun City Center Plumbing Services offers services that will cater to all your plumbing needs both residential and commercial. Located in the heart of SCC139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.Suite 202 (813) 633-892324 Hours / 7 Days Emergency Call

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 Carol Chere Jason Nan Vilma Beverly Mitch PennyHappy Holidays!From the Observer News Family Two films honor Human Trafficking Awareness monthTo honor National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the SCC Campaign Against Human Trafficking has scheduled a free screening of Abduction of Eden, which tells the story of Eden, who was abducted and imprisoned in Las Vegas as a sex slave. The film will be shown at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 in the SCC Atriums Florida Room on the Central Campus. Speakers following the movie are Olga Barulli, project coordinator for World Relief Tampa, which provides direct services for victims of human trafficking, and Niki Cross, a survivor of the human trafficking trade. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, the WEDU documentary Too Close to Home will be shown at the Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center. Admission and popcorn are free. Speakers following the movie include Misty Sherwood, who was exploited and sexually abused for 15 years. Connie Rose is also a survivor of the human trafficking trade. Dear EarthTalk: Im planning a major home renovation and want to include as many green-friendly features as possible. Where do I begin to look? Matthew Glaser, Queens, NY There has never been a better time to renovate green, given the abundance of Earth-friendly building material choices as well as contractors well-versed in energyand resource-efficiency. Many homeowners dont realize that they can save money in the long run, despite the up-front costs, by choosing materials and strategies that will lower utility bills and reduce maintenance and replacement costs moving forward. For starters, look for building materials that contain post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content that can be easily recycled later. Also, make sure the materials are sustainably sourced such as wood certified as sustainably harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). And try to minimize the distance any building materials need to travel to help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. In areas of the renovation that are not a complete tear-down and re-build, tighten things up by plugging holes, patching or replacing roofing or siding as needed and adding weather-stripping around doors and windows. Also, switch out older single-pane windows with more efficient modern doubleor triple-pane styles. This can pay for itself in energy savings within just a few years while improving comfort. Also replace or add insulation to walls, attics and other spaces to keep heat inside and cold out (and vice-versa). And you can save lots of energy by swapping out old appliances with newer models that qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys EnergyStar label. Such appliances must be 20-30 percent more energy efficient than standard models, and will reduce not only your carbon footprint but also utility bills. For guidance on how to renovate as sustainably as possible, check out the U.S. Green Building Councils Green Home Guide, a free online resource which bases its recommendations on its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines for certifying green buildings. This site allows users to ask an experienced contractor questions on sustainable materials and techniques or find green home professionals nearby qualified for larger green renovation jobs. Another valuable resource is the REGREEN website, a joint project of the American Society of Interior Designers and the USGBC, which offers case studies for green remodeling projects, interactive tools and basic guidelines written so even do-it-yourselfer can understand. A REGREEN Strategy Generator widget can provide tailored tactics for specific green remodeling projects. For example, if you enter the parameters bathroom and water efficiency, the widget might suggest the installation of faucet aerators and low-water-use showerheads, reports USGBC. Talking over projects and options with a design professional at a retail green building supply store like Green Depot, with locations in 10 states, can also help homeowners source cutting edge materials that will save energy and money in the long run. Green Building Supply, which offers an extensive free online learning center, will ship a wide range of green building materials anywhere in the U.S. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine. com. Subscribe: www.emagazine. com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trialEarthTalk: Green home renovation There has never been a better time to renovate green, given the abundance of Earth-friendly building material choices as well as contractors well-versed in energyand resource-efficiency.Bill Cosby comes to Lakeland Center in MarchEveryones favorite comedian, actor and humanitarian, Bill Cosby comes to the Lakeland Center on Monday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $36, $44, and $65 (service charges will apply) and are available at the Lakeland Center Box Office by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticket line 888-397-0100. A group discount is offered for groups of 10 or more (call 863-834-8137) and pre-show dining is also available. Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his special blend of comedy including his appearances on I Spy, The Electric Company, Fat Albert and notably the critically acclaimed, The Cosby Show. Join Bill for the laughter and the memories as he brings his comedic genius to Lakeland for one night only!

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Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.All entrees served with vegetables Djour and your choice of side All items come with House Salad or Cup of Soup DONATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FREE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas CardWITH YOUR DONATION!! 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 Collection underway after mom of young children dies in Riverview crashBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netA collection fund has been set up for the family of a young Apollo Beach woman who died in a headon crash on U.S. 301 just days after giving birth to her second child. Stephanie Camille Drury, 28, died Dec. 17 at around 1 p.m. when her car crossed the a double yellow line and struck a dump truck pulling a trailer, according to a report from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. Drury died at the scene. Two passengers, her two daughters aged three years and five days old, were treated at Tampa General Hospital and later released. James Artice McCarty, the truck driver, was also treated and released. Drury, a former manager at Westshore Pizza of Apollo Beach who was taking nursing classes at Southern Technical College, documented her pregnancy and the birth of her second children extensively on her Facebook page with photos. Guess what, everyone, we have another perfect baby girl, wrote Drury, an East Bay High School graduate, alongside pictures of her newborn Dec. 13. Sleeps all night long, well except when shes hungry and the she doesnt really even cry she just whispers a little. Thank you Lord. Just a reminder, there is a line if its crossed, very hard to get over, was Drurys last message on the page, just two days before the crash. Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 10540 Browning Rd., Lithia, is collecting childrens clothes and food for the Drury children. The donation drive started as a grassroots effort on Facebook with members of the public asking how they could help the family in the wake of the tragedy. Kelly Grisham, a friend of family, suggested some items that could be donated. This is such a tragedy for this family and we would like to support them in any way we can, said Lamb of God Pastor Mark Wood, whose wife Mary Ellen suggested the church as a drop-off point for donations. I dont know the family but we want to show them the care and compassion they need. Wood hopes the donations, many from people who dont know the family, will help ease their grief in a small way. We had a crash the day before outside the church where a young man had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter. He survived but then you hear about something like this and your heart just sinks. How do you cope and go on? But we do go on and we hope that this makes it a little easier for the families knowing that there is a community out there that shares their grief and is reaching out to help at this time. They are not alone. Among the items needed are diapers of any size or brand, Gerber Gentle Formula and clothes for an infant and a toddler aged three to four years old. Anything would greatly help this family in their time of need, said the church in a statement announcing the collection drive. So very heartbreaking, said Brandylyn Landers, who was among those who offered to help the family. I sincerely cannot stop thinking about it. Not only sad for those innocent children but for that poor man driving the dump truck. Its another reminder of how precious life is. I cant even fathom this, said Tanya Beerbohm. Many prayers going out to the family. Anyone dropping off donations is asked to specify the items are for the Drury family. Donations can be dropped off from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information about dropping off donations, call 813-653-2354.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 11 Public Estate AuctionReal Estate/ Car / AntiquesJan. 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. 712 Ojai Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573 REAL ESTATE:3 Bedroom/ 2 bath ranch home. Kitchen with built in stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator. Dining room, great room, double garage with workshop. New heat pump, hot water heater and roof!! This is a must sell property in good shape. This is ready to move into and enjoy Florida. Sun City Center pools and golng near by. MUST SEE!!! Stop by and check household and antiques from Jan. 6 thru auction day!!! TERMS: Real Estate Terms: $10,000 down day of auction, balance in 30 days or upon delivery of the deed. Funds are cash, guaranteed check or transferred funds. There will be a 10% buyer premium added to the nal bid to determine market price. This deposit is non refundable once seller accepts the bid. Personal Propert Terms: Cash day of auction and remove from property on day of auction. There will be a 10% buyers premium on all personal property.REIMOLD BROS AUCTIONS BOB REIMOLD AUCTIONEERTRANSFER, PA 16154 724-851-1939FLORIDA LICENSE AB740 AU 646Frank E. Land, AuctioneerFL AB2084 AU2814 CAR:2011 Buick Lucerne with only 11,300 miles. This car is LOADED!! Owner paid $38,584.00 for this car new!!!ANTIQUES:Lots of smalls, Depression glass, Gone with the wind type lamps, Military items, Advertising tins, Art glass, Cookie jar collection (McCoy), Carnival glass, Haviland, Crocks, Old marbles, Sterling, Coffee grinder, Old dolls, Jewelry, Old watches, Marble top tables, Round front china (oak), Flat front china (oak), Oak 4 drawer dresser, Noritake china, Old Gilbert clock, Grandfather clock (Ridgeway), CooKoo Clock, Oak washstand, Desk, and Lots of craft itemsHOUSEHOLD ITEMS:2 Hide a beds (loveseat and sofa), Lazy boy chairs, Flat screen TV (Sanyo), Dining room table and four chairs (maple), Beds, Dressers, Washer and Electric dryer, Pots and pans, Small appliances, Towels and Linens. This will be a good auction and everything must go because executrix lives out of state and says SELL EVERYTHING!!! 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Using an iPad app, the students created digital illustrations inspired by different songs on Wilton Wilberry and the Magical Christmas Wishing Well, the third childrens album from Lowe. The 15-track collection of original songs and narration tells the story of a boy who always gets the crummy stuff (socks and underwear) for Christmas, while his brother and sister always get the good stuff (skateboards and video games). Fed up, the boy runs away from home and the adventures start. Inspired by the sounds of Elvis, Roy Orbison, the Beatles and early hip-hop, Wilton Wilberry is a modIllustration by Jessica Basheer Illustration by Mackenzie Gutierrez Illustration by Marcus Cote Singer/songwrtiter Mifflin Loweern-day Dickens tale with a rock n roll twist. The album conveys important lessons about the pitfalls of greed and materialism and the true meaning of the holiday spirit. One of my favorite things about doing childrens music is seeing the artwork my songs and stories can inspire, Lowe says. I love seeing kids put their imaginations to work. I think its great that kids can use the most modern computer tool an iPad to bring a story with a good old-fashioned moral to life. Lowes online site, locokids.com, offers CDs, study guides and programs to accompany his various childrens albums. Lowe splits his time between Sarasota, Fla. and Newport R.I. His work can be purchased at locokids. com, CDBaby.com, kidzmusic. com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and iTunes. Luis Mendoza-Lopez, a kindergartener at RCMA Wimauma Academy, brandishes his new truck-car set, a gift from students at Berkeley Preparatory School.Happy holidays, from Tampa to WimaumaStudents and families from Tampas Berkeley Preparatory School made their annual pilgrimage to Wimauma on Friday, Dec. 20, delivering gifts from the Berkeley student body to the children of low-income farmworkers in south Hillsborough County. The Berkeley visitors brought about 1,000 Christmas gifts to the children of Redlands Christian Migrant Association. The nonprofit RCMA operates eight child-care centers and two charter schools in the area, serving about 1,000 children.For many of our kids, this day is a highlight of their year, RCMAs Mark Haggett told the Berkeley families. For many of them, this is their Christmas.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 15 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. 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Find the tools to begin uncovering the secrets to your familys past. Discover research hints and strategies. Learn how to organize your research. Early Closings Library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. New Years Day Holiday Library is closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Holiday hustle and bustle, parties, company, decorating and festive foods are great fun for people, but not always for pets. Hillsborough County Animal Services reminds pet owners to keep their companions healthy and safe during the season by keeping them to their regular food and routine as much as possible, and following these simple tips: O Christmas Tree Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesnt tip and fall. Hang shiny or breakable ornaments, light strands and electrical cords out of your pets reach. If you have a live tree, cover the water in the stand and regularly pick up pine needles. Toss Away The Tinsel Cats especially find these shiny strands irresistible. If ingested, tinsel can block a pets intestines and may have to be surgically removed. Ribbons and Strings and Bows, Oh My These materials also are attractive to playful cats and kittens who see them as toys or prey to be chased, pounced on and chewed. If swallowed by a pet, ribbons and strings can lead to life-threatening conditions. Supervise the play, or put the items away.Keep your pets safe during the busy holiday season Feed Smart Avoid giving your pet the leftovers from holiday treats and meals. Foods that are overly sweet, fatty, rich or spicy can upset their stomachs. Meat bones can pose a choking hazard or damage the intestinal tract of a pet. Put Away the Chocolate Its toxic for dogs. Unsweetened baking chocolate, in particular, is worse than milk chocolate, but even normal milk chocolate can be dangerous. Plant Peace of Mind Seasonal plants should never become accidental appetizers. Poinsettias, holly and mistletoe can make animals sick if ingested, and lilies can cause kidney failure in cats. Cocktail Savvy Keep alcoholic drinks away from pets. Even small amounts of alcohol, especially in small dogs and cats, can be life-threatening. Likewise, dont leave out any medications. A Safe Place Visitors, noise and extra activity can frighten pets. Provide your furry family members a quiet place where they can hide out. Keep an Eye on Candles Dont leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Give the Gift of I.D. Make sure your pet is microchipped and its I.D. tags are securely fastened. Even the most shy and well-behaved of pets have been known to bolt out the door during the holidays. Finally, keep the phone number of your pets veterinarian in a visible place. If in doubt about your pets health, be sure to make a call. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG Magnum PIMagnum PI is an American Shorthair youngster who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Allie, Rascal and Silver. Magnum PI is a bit of a loner as his detective name would indicate. And as such, he absolutely loves to explore the cat towers but he would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this beautiful guy and give him that home. Magnum has been spayed, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: July 2, 2012. MiloMilo is a cheerful, happy-golucky, yellow Labrador. Milo enjoys chasing Frisbees or running after balls while playing in the yard. He is eager to please and loves getting attention. Hes a big boy and very strong, who came from a home with children. He was owner-relinquished because they were rarely at home, thus leaving Milo alone for extended periods of time. Hes a joyful dog who is looking for an active single, couple, or family. Milo is up to date on his shots and neutered and as part of his adoption he will be microchipped. DOB: June 30, 2012. Winter Break skate contest in Riverview, Apollo BeachSkateboarders will be out in force for the Winter Break Best Trick Contest in Riverview and Apollo Beach Dec. 27. Skaters will perform for judges and compete for a free gift card. Participants must have a have a current notarized waiver on file at the skate office to perform. The wheels will start rolling at noon at the Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Rd. in Riverview, and 5 p.m. at the Apollo Beach Park, 664 Golf & Sea Blvd. in Apollo Beach. The free event is open to those in the 15-andunder youth category and also includes a 16and-older adult category. For information, call Jack Reeder, 813-671-7635.

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Then the women move into transitional housing. That gives them a chance to budget, save up money, and get jobs that will support them and their children. It isnt easy, Herring said. But we try and help them learn to budget with whatever resources they can get so that they can learn to be self-sufficient. Transitional housing usually lasts about six months after they leave the shelter but that can vary, too. As long as theyre making a real effort, we stick with them, Herring said. They get to go to the Rose Boutique, run by Jan Falcione who has a fashion background. The clothes there are donated, and Falcione makes them into snappy outfits, matching up blouses with skirts and pants and suit jackets and throwing in some flair with jewelry and scarves and other accessories. Its a big thing to know you look good when youre applying for a job, Falcione said in an interview awhile back. The Rose Boutique is one block east of U.S. 41 on Shell Point Road and is open to the public as well. To say the least, its extremely fashionable, and gives the feeling youre in a nice, although small, department store. Proceeds go to the shelter and its programs. The Mary & Martha House is run by Executive Director Laurie Kepler who says they stay busy trying to make a homey setting for the women and children while getting them ready to go off on their own. Knowing its hard for children to be away from their friends and especially their homes and everything and everyone they know on Christmas, a special effort to decorate and have a home-style holiday is made each year. This year, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited on Dec. 18 after tree trimming and decorating by the women was finished. Each child got to make a wish list in advance and volunteers in the community did their best to make those wishes come true. The Arbors in Apollo Beach is a community group that does a lot for us, Herring said. They bought gifts for the children specifically from the list. They also help us out with our behavioral bucks program that we started so children could do chores and earn a trip to a store to buy their mother a gift. This gives them a little choice and thats a good thing because there are so many cultures and everyone is different, Herring said. Some members from the community took the mothers shopping so they could each pick out one specific gift for each child. This year, the shelter has held 26 families; a total of 64 people. That doesnt sound like a lot, but it isnt a huge building its just a house. Many have gone from there into transitional housing. The goal is not for them to look for jobs in and around Ruskin where the shelter is, but to look for jobs in the area where the woman eventually wants to live, Herring explained. Beth said she didnt feel safe in her home area, so a Tampa ministry paid for three nights in a motel for her and her two young children before she could get to the Mary & Martha House. Fortunately, a room had just become available and Beth and her two children got a clean room in a safe place just in time for Christmas. But the help Beths receiving doesnt end there. With the help of staff and volunteers at the shelter, she landed a county office job which she says shes sure shell enjoy and is set to start working right after Christmas. The New Year looks better, Beth said. Ashley is an example of an older woman whose children are grown but ended up homeless when she lost her job. Another young woman found herself in the shelter because her mothers small home just wouldnt accommodate her and all her young children. There are as many stories as there are guests, Herring said. The one thing to remember is that the needs do not miraculously stop when the holiday season is over. We can use help year round, Herring said. To find out more, call the shelter office at 813-641-7027, or visit www.marymarthahouse.org.Local shelter needs help all yearX PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOLaurie Herring program service manager at the Mary & Martha House shelter for homeless and abused women and their children, prepares to give the shelter guests and those in transitional housing a chance for a real Christmas, complete with a tree in the homelike setting, a Christmas dinner and presents from Santa. 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

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 17 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDICAL GROUP SUN CITY CENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) Thu 19: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 20: SALSA DANCING YOGA CANCELLED TODAY 10 to 11 am CANCELLED TODAY Mon 23: SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 24: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS! CLOSED TODAY Thu 26: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 27: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 30: SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 31: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! 11 am to NoonJANUARY 2014 EVENTSWed 01: HAPPY NEW YEAR! JSA CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY! CLOSED Thu 02: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 03: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm DECEMBER EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes Visit us online for the complete monthly schedule: www.JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EVENTS tab, click Activity Calendar Seasons Greetings Dont let this happen to you!The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a Boating Skills and Seamanship course one night a week, starting Tuesday, Jan. 7 and ending Tuesday, April 8. Each session is two-hours long and will be held in the Banquet Room at Sunset Grill in Little Harbor Resort and Club in Ruskin. The cost is $60 per person. To register, contact Guy Mandigo at 813-641-2488 or auxmandigo@earthlink.net. Low cost child/teen life jackets available for camps, schools, nonprofitsNonprofit summer camps, schools, or local nonprofit organizations providing on-the-water programs for kids have a strong need for safety, and having rightsized life jackets for kids is key. The BoatUS Foundations Kids Afloat Program is offering kid/ teen-sized, vest-style life jackets for just $5 each. However, supplies are limited and groups need to apply online at www.BoatUS.org/Kids-Afloat by Feb. 28. The Foundation will then choose those applications that best match program guidelines and post them to the Foundations website and Facebook page for public voting in the spring. Those with the most votes will have the opportunity to purchase the deeply discounted life jackets. The life jackets are Type-II and Type-III vests the most comfortable non-inflating type available today that normally retail for about $30 each. Applicants are allowed to request up to a total of 50 life jackets in infant, child, youth and teen sizes. Said BoatUS Foundation Outreach Manager Alanna Keating, Over the years weve received many requests from groups desperately seeking life jackets. These programs give kids a chance to experience being on the water and at the same time educate them on the importance of life jacket wear. We also hope that by involving the public in selecting the sites that receive the jackets, it will help promote these programs in their own communities, added Keating. The Kids Afloat program is for groups currently offering on-thewater programming, such as educational boat trips, fishing trips or canoe and kayak excursions that include safe and clean boating in their curriculum. Groups that dont currently include safe and clean boating education may also apply if they commit to add these topics to their program. Our ultimate goal is to see these kinds of educational programs grow and keep kids safe while theyre participating in them, said Keating. For more information, go to www.BoatUS.org/Kids-Afloat. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 20 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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18 DECEMBER 26, 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 It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be read. Thomas Jefferson Area Obituaries C. John BialekC. John Bialek, 85, of Sun City Center passed away December 21, 2013. John was devoted to his wife of 61 years, Clementina. He also loved his family and leaves his daughter Dorothy Anderson and her husband Robert of Sun City Center, Fla., and son John J. Bialek and his wife Kim and grandson Michael Bialek of East Hampton, Conn. John was originally from Scranton, Pa. and lived in New Britain, Conn. until 1979 when he moved to Kensington, Conn. and then moved to Sun City Center, Fla. in 2000. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army and saw action in the Korean War. He worked for the Stanley Works, then worked for many years for Sears Roebuck & Co. In addition to his hobby of woodworking, John enjoyed puttering around his yard in Connecticut and took great joy in having a lawn that looked like a carpet. Arrangements by Zipperers.Verlin Lee DriggersVerlin Lee Driggers, 80 years old, of Ruskin passed away December 19, 2013 after a brief stay at LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center. He was born in Wimauma, Fla. on Nov 10, 1933. Verlin was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mary Jon Driggers, grandson Jesse Driggers, four sisters and two brothers. He is survived by sons Clark (Penny), Dennis, and Rocky (Phyllis) of Ruskin; daughter Brenda (Clark) Davis of Folkston, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, December 23, followed by burial at Fellowship Cemetery in Wimauma. Arrangements by Zipperers. David C. Durrance Sr.David Carlyle Durrance Sr., 80, passed away December 17, 2013. A native Floridian, he was born March 16, 1933. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Frieda Durrance; sister Barbara Dishon; children David Jr. and wife Debbie, Dan and wife Tracy, Denise Perez and husband Elisha, Dean and friend Nancy; brother-in-law Fritz Henke and wife Pat; eight grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren, and one due to arrive in April 2014. He was predeceased by daughter Diane Elizabeth. A graduate of Manatee High School, David was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Wickes/Leeds Lumber Co. He also had served as the Director of the Palmetto Boys Club. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Southside Baptist Church, 4208 U.S. Hwy 41 South in Ruskin.Lucille Ellen SipeLucille Ellen Sipe, ne Terrill, 95, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2013 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Mrs. Sipe was born in 1918, in Jeanette, Pa., the daughter of McKinley Hobart Terrill and Sara Cunningham Terrill. Mrs. Sipe and husband Dr. William Uhl Sipe were 50-year residents of Latrobe, Pa., and retired to Sun City, Fla. in 1995. She is survived by daughter Suellen (George Peters) Simons-Peters of Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; son Alan W. (Barbara) Sipe of Arlington Heights, Ill.; grandchildren Christopher (Julie) Sipe of Los Angeles, Calif., Stephanie Sipe and Samantha Sipe of Chicago, Ill., Neal (Lauren) Simons of Charmouth, England, and Chris Krisky and her partner Patty Brescia of Beaverton, Ore.; great-grandchildren The family of Mason Sikes would like to thank all those who participated in his funeral service on December 7, 2013. There is no way that anyone could possibly understand how much a family in need of support will find it when the time comes. However, we have found loving support, gracious thoughts, and endless prayers from many friends and family. Our family has been humbled by the outpouring of phone calls, food, visits, and cards. We would like to recognize all those who made his service one of complete beauty and honor, especially the two soldiers from Fort Stewart, Ga. Mason is now at peace and is suffering no more and in the days to come we again ask for your prayers and support as we begin our healing process. But, from the very bottom of our hearts we thank everyone and wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Lula Simons (4) of Charmouth, England and Oliver Sipe (10 months) of Los Angeles, Calif. Arrangements by Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home. For information: 847-253-5423 or www.lauterburgoehler. com. Mrs. Yahwey?The Rev. Robert P. Tucker, Ph.D. will deliver a sermon to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. that involves Sherlock Holmes discovering that the Bibles god, Yahwey, had a wife. Dr. Tucker will survey the evidence uncovered by world-class scholars that shows there is more to the Bible story of Yahwey than meets the eye. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome.Womens health issues is topicPrince of Peace Council of Catholic Women of Sun City Center will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9, following 8 a.m. Mass and a light breakfast in the Conesa Center. The guest speaker will be Diane Hale from St. Giannas Center for Women, who will speak on womens health issues. At this meeting, tickets ($25) for the Annual Spring Fashion Show will be available for purchase. Set for Thursday, March 6, the show will feature fashions from Taylor Marie Apparel and a buffet lunch by Banquet Masters. Also at this meeting, the group requests donations of beauty items to be put in baskets for the spring fashion show. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For additional information, contact Lynn at 941-723-8431. Scholarship students address Interfaith CouncilThree East Bay High School graduates who are attending college with the help of scholarships from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center addressed the Council at a meeting held at Redeemer Lutheran Church. IFC awards scholarships to qualified graduating seniors at East Bay HS and Lennard HS. Pictured are Kyle Privette (U of Miami), Marian Giblin (IFC), Neva Exum (HCC), Jane Trefren (IFC Scholarship Chair), and Erika Calderon, (USF). Join the card party Jan. 9Anyone who likes to play cards or board games is invited to make up her own table in advance and go to the dessert card party hosted by the Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace, held from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813-633-2460.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 19 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 From left: FHP Executive Director Earl Pfeiffer, Pastor Johnny Cook, and FHP Family Construction Coordinator Yvette Cabili.Ruskin pastor recognized with 2013 Dorothy Duke Community Service AwardFlorida Home Partnership (FHP) has recognized Pastor John (Johnny) Cook of First Apostolic Church in Ruskin as the recipient of 2013 Dorothy Duke Community Service Award. Pastor Johnny has led an outreach ministry for years that has been dedicated in assisting numerous families in the USDA Selfhelp Homeownership Program at the Bayou Pass Village community in Ruskin. As families commit to meeting a minimum of 600 hours to build their homes, Pastor Cook and his members provide water, food and assistance. The ministry has helped to motivate families to meet their goals of homeownership. The award is named in honor of Dorothy Duke (Oct. 6, 1924 April 14, 2000), the founder of Florida Home Partnership, a community development housing organization. Dorothy Duke was a local resident and activist who championed the effort to bring the USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing Program to Hillsborough County in an effort to expand affordable housing for low-income families. Formerly known as Homes for Hillsborough, FHP is one of two agencies in the State of Florida that administers the USDA Self-help Mortgage Program. Established in 1993, FHP has expanded to Pasco County and diversified its affordable housing services to include townhomes in Plant City, rental apartments in the University Area of Hillsborough County, and rehab services. Growing from one to six communities, FHP has built over 650 homes in landscaped communities complete with swimming pools, playgrounds, clubhouses and homeowners associations. For more information about FHP, contact Joey Henderson at 813672-7860 or by email at joey@ flhome.org.Celebrate the New Year with Prince of PeacePrince of Peace Catholic Church will hold special Masses for the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Masses will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 8 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and noon. Following the noon Mass, a special time for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held between 1 and 3 p.m. A Rosary for World Peace will be prayed at 2 p.m. in the church. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call the parish office at 813634-2328.Gospel Music Workshop presents concert at UCCOn Sunday, Jan. 12, the Gospel Workshop of America Tampa Chapter will present a concert at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. The concert will be at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church, with a reception following in the Great Hall. No tickets are needed, but a free will offering will be taken and given to the Gospel Singers. All are invited and all are welcome. First Christian Church welcomes new membersMike and Teresa Grant, Linda and Bob Burket, and Gala and Gene Slagle were recently welcomed into the church family of the First Christian Church of Sun City Center, located at 1707 33rd St. Southeast in Ruskin. New members at St. AndrewSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Sun City Center welcomes new members, from left: William Eades, Norma Eades, Carol Slagle, Sevier Cramer Robert Shields, and David dAlbany. How to be happy is new sermon-series at First United Methodist of BrandonDr. Henry Cloud, in his book, The Law of Happiness, says study after scientific study proves that happiness and fulfillment is not found in our circumstances, our bank accounts, our material possessions, or achievements. Instead, the research reveals that happiness comes largely from how we live our lives and into which activities we decide to invest our hearts, minds, souls, and strength. An enormous amount of empirical studies have shed substantial light on questions such as: Where does happiness come from? Can people increase their happiness? Is it under our control? And the good news is that research has actually produced a lot of answers. Join First United Methodist Church of Brandon for four weeks, beginning Sunday, Jan. 5, as they take a look at what science reveals and what spiritual instruction has shown about where happiness comes from. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located one block north of S.R. 60 (Brandon Blvd.), at 121 North Knights Ave., between Kings and Parsons. Worship services are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. Call the church office at 813-689-4161 for more details, or visit www.fumcbrandon.org. From all of us at The SCC Observer The Observer News The Riverview Current UCC goes Christmas carolingCarolers from the United Community Church went Christmas Caroling to the assisted living homes and to the home-bound of the church. Pictured standing from left: Jane Kutsch,Saundra Manin, Crissy Barker, Paula Lickfeldt, Jane Ruth, and David Lickfeldt.

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 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 est te ses MERCHANDISE300 MARINE400 REAL ESTATE500 ersonL g Weight loss support group. Begins Jan. 9, Apollo Beach. Get a head start on your New Years resolution. Register today. 813-690-6424 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 (cell)www.AllAboutPawsPetServices.comServing ALL of Your Pets Needs Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 rgereAlmost 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 donateMMoving Sale Dec. 27 & 28, 8am-2pm. 633 Allegheny Dr., SCC. Large screened HD TV, tools, adult tricycle, patio dinette, sofa bed, tables, chairs, kitchen items, music, musical instruments, sheet music, etc. st te es Cell: 382-7536 Quality 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 uscRoland Amplifier, 68 watt model AC, like new, used twice. $275, 813-677-5014 Aeolian Piano with bench seat. 35 keyboard, excellent condition. Must see $500. 813-642-8142 ortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 psortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com housesorse RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127Hampton (2BR/2BA) 1,100 sq. ft.with upleveled lanai, CARPORT IN KINGS POINT ....................................................... $64,900RENTALS KP 2BR/2BA 1,700 sq. ft. double-car garage on Golf Course. Unfurnished ................................................. $1200 /month SCC 1BR/1BA FURN seasonal ..................................................$1200 /month onots M.H. HOUSING550 nrsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 Attention snowbirds! Completely furnished 2br/2ba mobile in waterfront community Includes use of boat ramp and picnic area. $15,900. 813-658-3954 Lisa Cillo, Century 21 Beggins Ent. RENTALS600 ter rontent sApollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Seasonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440666-1330 ousesorrentRuskin, 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 SCC 2br/2ba + office on South Lake. 1800+ sf, 20x20 screened lanai with great lake view. $950 monthly plus deposit. 813-3686377 D F D D F D Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Dec. 27 & 28 50% OFF all Christmas/Holiday items Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Your Neighborhood Printer. JUST LISTED: KINGS POINT CONDO 2BR/2BA, excellent condition, with enclosed lanai + washer & dryer. Tile oors in kitchen, living room & BA, laminate and walk-in-closet in MBR, walk-in shower and large mirror in MBA. All appliances stay. Offered at $42,900. PERFECT RETIREMENT/WINTER HOME: 3BR/2BA spacious doublewide in agerestricted gated community with club house, heated pool & shufeboard, for modest monthly fee. Home has new carpet, new paint, large kitchen, formal dining rm, huge living rm, inside utility, enclosed lanai at level of home, and 2-car carport with workshop. Great condition throughout. $49,500. RIVERFRONT RENTAL: Very spacious and nice 3BR/2BA unfurnished modular home, on acre lot, with covered parking and great wood dock on river. Available now : $1,400/month + deposit. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Find Out What Your Home is Worth On-LineVi sit: www.figureoutmyhomesworth.comKeller Williams Realty Kathy Farrell A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 tsorentFor 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 813-642-0681DueorentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813641-8400entasF 813-363-6001 Trailer for rent, 1 bedroom. Riv813677-0141 One bedroom water & electric indeposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 arehouse ace Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137ante toentUnfurnished 2br/2ba in Sun City Center. 1 yr lease. Staring January. Call 352-457-6549 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211Celebrating 89 Years 1924 2013Judy Erickson...............468-0288 Claire Tort.....................363-7250 Kay Pye........................361-3672 Christine Nethers............260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook.........748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley...............645-1540 Margot Ward.....................486-9490 Linda Badgerow...............695-5515 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidaysfrom all the Associates and StaffClaire Tort Wilma Wood Linda Badgerow Christine Nethers Roxanne Westbrook Sheila Weidel Kay Pye Margot Ward Judy Erickson Jo Ellen Mobley, BrokerEvening phone numbers: usnessFood truck for sale, w/ route. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 unemovaHauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. 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22 DECEMBER 26, 2013 Business & Trade Directory AC REPAIR/SALES Family Owned and Operated 263-6503 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 ACCOUNTINGA AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRA Mobile Auto Repair FREE Scan with repair10% Off any repairfor military personnel and their dependentsCall, text or email Joe Brys813.833.8973 joehd2007@yahoo.com Lic. # MV87956 COMPUTER REPAIRC CLEANINGC BAIL BONDSB NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENOVATIONS Don 645-8985 South BayElectric Co. of Ruskin Call Don or John Need a Licensed Electrician?www.HoffmanElectrical.comLic. #ECI3004496 CARDS 813-298-FAST(3278) FREEService Callwith any repair.15% OFFany service or repair. (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source FLOORING *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. HANDYMAN* Bobs Mobile Fix-It CenterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWe Fix It All! 813-642-6182 HOME IMPROVEMENTH KENNELSK LOCKSMITH Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S PLUMBINGP STORAGES WINDOW CLEANINGW Lic. #RC29027076 FLORIDA REGISTERED ROOFING CONTRACTORG. HORN ROOFING LLC OF APOLLO BEACH (813) 419-4165Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES PAINTINGP SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David Squire The Name You Know. The Service You Trust. CFC#019149 CFC#1428556(813) 641-9174www.shjplumbing.com AY SERVICES CORP.LOCKSMITHOwner: Johnny Cook / Stan-Tech Locked out of your car or home?Well promptly get you in!813 633-5100 LANDSCAPING HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL WINDOW FILMW ROOFING 27 YEARS EXPERIENCE Certied Public Accountant 813-641-3603www.AccountantAtApolloBeach.com AFFORDABLE Q U A L I F I E D Q U A L I F I E D ELECTRICIANE ATTORNEYA Need help with your computer, or setting up your electronics?MAC & PCFriendly, Professional, Microsoft Certified, A+$35 per hr.Setting up, Upgrades, Virus Removal, Spyware, Pop-Ups, Security, Email & Printer ProblemsCall Ryan 813-262-2559 For information on advertising in the Business & Trade Directory, call 813-645-3111 CRIPLOC.com $39/HR24/7 PC Mac Xbox PS Service Security Training Home or Business Systems(813) 440-0829WE COME TO YOU

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 23 2503 1stOn 1st Street, 2 Blocks South of Where 301 Meets US411-941-747-9262 HyundaiOfBradenton.com of BradentonExample: New 2014 Hyundai Genesis, MDL#B0482R85, STK#5255757. MSRP $47,975 $1500 Valued Owner Coupon $1000 Retail Bonus Cash $5000 Dealer Discount = Sale Price $40,475. Must be current Hyundai owner to qualify for Valued Owner Coupon. Not all will qualify. ^36 month lease with $2999 due at signing including $0 security deposit with approved credit. 12,000 miles per year allowed, 20 per mile thereafter. All offers exclude tax, tag, title, registration and dealer fee. All factory rebates and incentives to dealer. Prior sales excluded. In-stock units only. Offers cannot be combined. Photos for display only. See dealer for complete details. Offers expire 12/31/2013. 5C (10) 15.5 42948-GTHB (12-26) Sun City Observer Group FC (gc) $ 169Lease For Per Mo.^ $ 269Lease For Per Mo.^ $ 279Lease For Per Mo.^ 2014 $ 249Lease For Per Mo.^ $ 129Lease For Per Mo.^ 2014 $ 149Lease For Per Mo.^ Y EAR END E VENT GETTEL HYUNDAI OF BRADENTON All New Hyundais Up To$7500 Off MSRP!

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