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HAPPY NEW YYEAR www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 2, 2014 Volume 57 Number 50THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 from everyone at By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netOn Christmas Eve day, I was standing in a long line at the CVS store in Apollo Beach when suddenly a woman wrapped her arms around me and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I turned just in time to see Donna Budd, former Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Community Service Officer and the founder Thanksgiving is for gratitude, the New Year is for hope for better things to come.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOAs the sun sets on a year, the coming sunrise carries with it the hope for better days. The year will begin with resolutions and end with, for some at least, relief. Continued on page 3X Continued on page 23X Continued on page 5X Summerfield renovations to be completed soonHolidays span the transition betweenOLDNEWEW of the nonprofit Deputies Darlins, rush out the door and back in. She received a late call about a family of five that was in need on Christmas. She dropped everything to help them. The holiday season, as it has come to be known, apparently spans the old and the new in terms of perspective and attitude. Gratitude appears on Thanksgiving, peace, love, generosity and family are the focus at Christmas and optimism, along with a healthy dose of good riddance, holds court on New Years Eve. In just over a months time, we realize we survived another year and have a fresh start before us, a new book on which the words are written only with the passing of the first few hours and days of the new year. Donna Budd only wanted to make Christmas brighter for an area family in need, but what she accomplished was much greater than that. She served as a bridge from the old to the new, providing joy to children and relief to parents, both of which will carry into 2014, giving them reason to believe that this year will be better than the last. No one knows with any certainty what 2014 will bring. But based on averages, we can expect approximately 50,000 new neighbors to move into Hillsborough County. We can expect political scandals and crime, births and deaths. We can expect wars and continued attempts at making peace. Americans are somewhat mixed about their forecasts for the New Year, but the largest number falls into the optimistic camp. According to an Associated Press report, nearly 50 percent of Americans By %  PENN PENNY FLETCHERETCHER penny@observernews.netResidents of the 7,000-person Summerfield community have to wait an extra two months past the expected completion date for their newly remodeled clubhouse and weight and cardio rooms but theyre told it will be worth the wait. When the project began in August, it was expected that residents would be lifting weights and using new cardio equipment and a newly-installed wi-fi room by November, but now it looks like mid January, said Abi James.We had a couple of inspections where we were told certain things had to be brought up to code, James explained. But were still moving right along and residents dues will not go up.James has been acting as interim community manager since spring and due to her excellent work, will take the position of Community Manager Jan. 1, said Summerfields President of the Board of Directors, Bob Abruzzese. We are proud of the job shes doing, Abruzzese said in an interview Dec. 24. Abruzzese said even though some code factors had to be addressed, dues would not be raised for 2014 because since the community was first started in the mid-1980s, money has been set aside annually into Capital Improvement and Reserve Funds. We have the money to complete each project before we start, he said. Loans are just not part of their thinking. Every year, more of the 7,000 residents who live in the 3,500 homes in the Summerfield comBUSINESS LEADERS TOLD:Education, infrastructure will attract high-paying jobs to area Skate Park Best Trick contest to be held Jan. 3 in Apollo Beach, RiverviewMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTORain caused the postponement of the Hillsborough County Parks Best Trick contest at the Apollo Beach and Brandon Skate Parks last week. The event is now scheduled for Friday, Jan. 3. The Brandon contest will be held at noon; in Apollo Beach it will begin at 5 p.m. Skaters will perform for judges and compete for a free gift card. Participants must have a current notarized waiver on file at the skate office. The event is free, as are both parks. The Brandon Skate Park is located at 5720 Providence Rd. in Riverview. The Apollo Beach Skate Park is located at 664 Golf & Sea Blvd. For information, call Jack Reeder at 813-671-7635. By %  KEVIN BRADyY kevin@observernews.netAfter a banner year for new business development and job creation in southern and eastern Hillsborough, expect more of the same in 2014 but the county will need to up its game to attract high-tech, high-paying jobs, Brandon business leaders have been told.In 2013, Amazon.com, the United Services Automobile Association and Bass Pro Shops, among others, all secured deals to set up shop in south and eastern Hillsborough. South County and Brandon is primed for even more new business development in the next 12 months, said Ron Pierce, a former president of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.If you look from a development standpoint, eastern and southern Hillsborough is not built out, unlike other parts of the county, which gives us a huge advantage not only with space but our transportation infrastructure, Pierce said.Financial incentives from local government have also played a part in hooking new firms, Pierce said.Our elected officials are committed to drawing these businesses here and if you look at what the county is offering these companies it makes us very competitive, Pierce said. A huge shot in the arm for the local economy was the report in October last year that Amazon. com, the worlds largest Internet retailer, plans an 80-acre facility in Ruskin. The $200 million distribu-

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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 Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! The keys to life are in your mind. When you choose to use those keys to unlock your potential and start the engine of discovery, you begin to travel the road of enlightenment. The enlightened man or woman can see the opportunity that is presented to all of us to have a rich and fulfilling life. A rich and fulfilling life may not always be a safe and comfortable life; on the contrary, it may be fraught with danger and challenge. One of my favorite authors, H.G. Wells, had the following to say about breaking out of the shackles of inaction that imprison most of us: But when a man has once broken through the paper walls of everyday circumstance, those unsubstantial walls that hold so many of us securely prisoned from the cradle to the grave, he has made a discovery. If the world does not please you, you can change it. Determine to alter it at any price, and you can change it altogether. You may change it to something sinister and angry to something appalling, but it may be you will change it to something brighter, something more agreeable, and at the worst something much more interesting. There is only one sort of man who is absolutely to By William Hodges blame for his own misery, and that is the man who finds life dull and dreary. There are no circumstances in the world that determined action cannot alter, unless, perhaps, they are the walls of a prison cell, and even those will dissolve and change, I am told, into the infirmary compartment, at any rate, for the man who can fast with resolution. If you find life dull and dreary, today is the day to plan a prison break. You can unlock your mind by getting rid of the bars you have created over the years to keep others out or keep you safe, and by so doing, you have caged yourself. Most of the bars are built of fear. Fear is one of the strongest bars that will contain our minds and stop us from acting and trying new adventures. Fear comes with a multitude of faces, each more ugly than the first. Here are some of the more prominent fears that can keep us imprisoned. The most prominent fear is the fear of people who are not the same as us. Maybe they have skin of a different shade or maybe they speak with an accent. Maybe the way they dress or wear their hair is unusual to us. It could be that they are of a different religion or have a strange or foreign code of conduct. Many will avoid people who fall into any one of those categories, not because they know them to be bad people but because they are different. If you are ever to unlock your mind and experience life to the fullest, you must push yourself to know not shun those who are different. It is those very people from whom you will learn many of lifes great lessons. Remember, you cannot tell a book by its cover or a person from surface appearance. Probably the next most debilitating fear is the fear of being laughed at or viewed as different. I think it would be impossible to count the number of people who ended up in a prison of their own making, serving a life term. They could have been very successful and led a happy and satisfying life, had they not been afraid of looking silly, or being different. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: On your way to freedom 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 Feline Folks get $5k grant to trap, spay and neuterFeline Folks has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The group will use the grant to trap, spay and neuter the feline population in the communities of Southwest Hillsborough County. The Feline Folks program utilizes (T/N/R) Trap/Neuter/Return followed by humane management of all community free roaming cats through the care and maintenance of colonies established in their geographic area. Although the organizations major area of focus is Kings Point and Sun City Center, they also provide services to the entire Hillsborough County South Shore area. Feline Folks are always in need of volunteers to help with their mission. If you are interested in learning more, contact the organization at 813-545-7611. They have many volunteer positions available, including transporting cats to Tampa for spay and neutering, feeding, trapping, and event organizing. The groups website is felinefolks.us and the email is info@felinefolks.us.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 3 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Ruskin Animal Hospital is honored to announce the retirement ofDr. John SlaughterAfter 35 years of hard work and dedication to the veterinary eld, Dr. John Slaughter is nally retiring. Feel free to join us as we gather to celebrate and offer Doc best wishes in his retirement. Saturday, January 4th, at Otts Off Leash Dog Park from 2 p.m. ??? BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books 2011 Allstate Insurance Company 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 Compr ehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Sur gery Glaucoma Management Laser Sur gery Macular Degeneration Cor nea Diabetic Eye Car e Neur o-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicar e & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the world of Celebrity Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 6 costly mistakes to avoid before buying a homeHillsborough County A new report has just been released which identies the 6 most common and costly mistakes that homebuyers make before buying a home. 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 believe that 2014 will be better than 2013. Less than 15 percent think it will be worse and roughly a third believe this year will be generally the same as the last. And although years into the slow economic recovery, and despite that jobs are still a treasured asset for many American workers, only one percent of people said they hoped to ring in the New Year with their co-workers. Most people preferred the company of their spouses, family members or pets. New Years resolutions are always a big part of the years book that has yet to be written. By some estimates approximately 40 percent of Americans make them, with the leading resolu tion being losing weight. Unfor tunately, according to research by the University of Scranton, only eight percent of resolutions actually come to fruition. By tax time in April, pretty much all of them (including number 3: spend less, save more) will have gone by the wayside. And, of course, by next Thanksgiving, that whole weight loss thing will be a distant memory. By then, naturally, the world will be on the cusp of a transition from old to new, with yet another new beginning in yet another new year. Scandals, crime, bad guys and taxes are nearly inevitable for 2014. But so, too, are those things that help people to move for ward, to maintain the belief that better days are to come. While a highprofile business person or politician may make headlines for going to (or miraculously avoiding) jail, Donna Budd and the many people like her will be offering quick hugs and kisses on the cheek while rushing out the door to make things better for someone else. People like her spend their year working on the holiday transition between the old and new, with the new offering hope. But the best hope of all lies within ourselves, as aptly summed up by Helen Keller: Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invin cible host against difficulties. Or for the rest of us the words of actress and writer Catherine OHara may best apply: I know Im lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something re ally special. Which means I have til December, right?Spanning the transition between old and new When it comes right down to it, life is a funny phenom enon. It is now officially 2014 and we still dont have flying cars. Seri ously now, assuming you were alive in 1976 as I was (a teenager), think back and con sider: if someone in 1976 had told you that there would not be flying cars in 2014 (2014!) would you have believed them? I would not have. Despite that, I think we are lucky to be here right now. This is where the funny part of life comes in: is it just a mere luck of the draw that we werent born during the Dark Ages? Surely they could not even imagine a future 800 or more years hence, they couldnt think about flying cars. They couldnt even know what a car was they were too busy simply trying to survive and tomorrow was a big enough challenge, let alone 2014. They had none of the comfort that we now take for granted. In comparison to us, they had nothing at all well, except for rampant invasions, the collapse of urbanization society, almost certain death at a relatively young age, and having to contend with the occasional barbarian horde. So what will 800 years from now be like? Will people look back at us as being in some dark age and feel sorry for us, and be glad that they werent born dur ing such an uncivilized, violent and ignorant time? Or will it be a hellish nightmare consisting of resource shortages and interstellar warfare? I prefer to think optimistically about the future, and with good reason. Thus far in world history, every single time humans have faced a seemingly insurmountable barrier weve not only over come, weve emerged just a little bit better than we were before. I have full confidence that will continue for centuries to come. And I dont begrudge my descendants for the cool stuff theyll get to have that we havent even imagined yet. I sure hope they have flying cars, though. Or better yet, transporter beams. We have so many challenges ahead of us. People should not be starving to death in 2014. Wars should be increasingly uncommon as we learn new ways to connect, communicate and care for each other. No one should lose their home and life savings because of an illness. No one willing and able to work should be forced to do without lifes basic necessities (food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, etc.). By now, after so many centuries of coming up with new and ever more lethal ways of killing each other, I would have expected that to have stopped by now. We are better than that. I know we are. Some people just seem to have trouble keeping up. I freely admit that I am a capitalist pig but I also am acutely aware that in order to survive, capitalism needs to find its heart. And soon. Friedrich Nietzsche once said that if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss would gaze back into you. The future is an abyss. Im not sure what the future would think gazing into me, perhaps seeing me ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations:Gazing into the abyss

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4 \000s "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, JANUARY 2, 2014 Southshore Regional Library Kids program/event highlights £xn£\011i…-…ˆi`>],'ŽˆUn£‡"‡x" Teen Game Zone Thursday, Jan. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Block Party! Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Kids use Lego building blocks to have a fun, interactive and creative time. The library provides the Legos; kids provide the imagination! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library PeeWee Artists: Let’s Create! Monday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years with adult, will join our art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-2733652. Baby Time Monday, Jan. 6 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Super Science Workshop Monday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the Library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments on ROCKETS! Limit 25 kids. There are limited spots for this program. Pre-registration is required. Ask at the Reference Desk or call 813-2733652. This is a school early-release Monday. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. 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. Kick off the New Year with exciting programs in Hillsborough’s parks Lettuce Lake Park: Park Ranger Nature Educational Programs Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon. $5 per child with one accompanying adult; $2 per vehicle park entry fee. Cash only. 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa (meet inside Visitor Center). For more information, call 813-987-6204 or register by emailing date, time and ages of those attending to KyleD@HillsboroughCounty.org. Walk ups are also welcome. ‡\003-DQ\021\003\027\003\011\003\030\003\020\003/HWWXFH\003/DNHV\003FRQQHFWLRQ\003WR\003SDLQ\017\003&XED\003DQG\003DOHR\003,QGLDQV\021 ‡\003-DQ\021\003\024\025\003\020\003/HDUQ\003WR\003GHK\\000GUDWH\003DSSOHV\017\003EDQDQDV\003DQG\003EHHI\003MHUN\)67(\021 ‡\003-DQ\021\003\024\033\003\011\003\024\034\003\020\003\000DSOH\003WUHHV\003DQG\003PDSOH\003V\\000UXS\003LQ\003\ ‡\003-DQ\021\003\025\030\003\011\003\025\031\003\020\003&RPH\003PDNH\003GUXPV\003DQG\003PXVLF\021 Senior Bing Joe at Gardenville Park Monday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 6219 Symmes Rd. in Gibsonton. Enjoy a morning of games and fun with food and prizes donated by Village Inn. For more information, call the Gardenville Recreation Center at 813-672-1120. Bright House Stars Senior Talent Auditions at Brandon Community Center Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 502 East Sadie St. in Brandon. Solo and duet talHQW\003DFWV\003DJH\003\030\030\003DQG\003XS\003DUH\003LQYLWHG\003WR\003DXGLWLRQ\003RQ\003D\003UVW\020FRPH\017\003UVW\020VHUYHG\003EDVLV\003ZLWK\003WHQ\003 nalists chosen for a talent show. Performers must bring their own instruments, and a piano will be available. For more information, contact Mary Bradley at 813-635-8179. Fact or Fiction? Circus Challenge Circuses have many acts from lion tamers to acrobats. Here are some questions about circuses and circus acts. How many can you answer correctly? Answers: 1) Fiction, a circus tent is called the big top, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, more than one act often performs at a time, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, the ringmaster wears a top hat with a brightly colored topcoat and tails, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, tightrope walkers usually do not perform with animals, especially big cats like lions and tigers, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, a one-wheeled bike is called a unicycle, 10) Fact 1) Some circuses take place in a tent known as the small top. Fact or Fiction? 2) Most of the action in a circus takes place in a ring. Fact or Fiction? 3) Only one act can perform at a time in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 4) The ringmaster oversees all of the action in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 5) The ringmaster wears baggy jeans and a brightcolored T-shirt. Fact or Fiction? 6) Trapeze artists perform some of the most high-flying acts in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 7) Tightrope walkers use big cats in their acts. Fact or Fiction? 8) Most circuses have clowns. Fact or Fiction? 9) A circus clown might ride a one-wheeled bike called a tricycle. Fact or Fiction? 10) Some circuses also have dancers and fire breathers. Fact or Fiction? Name That Animal Some circus acts have animals in them. Fill in the blanks to name some of the animals found at a circus. Answers: 1) Lions, 2) Tigers, 3) Dogs, 4) Elephants, 5) Sea Lions, 6) Chimps, 7) Horses 1) L __ __ N S 2) T I __ E R __ 3) D __ G __ 4) E __ E P H __ N __ S 5) S __ A L I __ __ S 6) __ __ I M P S 7) H __ __ S E S What circus performer can see in the dark? A: An acrobat. Q: A: Go for the juggler! How do you stop a circus? Q: Jokes and Riddles

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JANUARY 2, 2014 5 tion center is expected to employ around 1,000 people and cover at least 1 million square feet.Sweetening the pot for the Inter net giant, the Hillsborough County Commissioners approved more than $900,000 in tax breaks for the company, waiving half of Amazons property tax bill for the first seven years. Hillsborough beat out Polk County, which had also been offering tax breaks in an attempt to draw Amazon to Lakeland. Amazon is now planning a much smaller facility in Polk County employing around 100 people, the Lakeland Ledger reported last month. But its not just the tax breaks that are drawing companies to the area, said County Commissioner Mark Sharpe. We have been successful in bringing large companies because we have a very good workforce, Florida is also one of the largest states in the union so its a large market and the state is just a great place to live, said Sharpe who spoke to Brandon business leaders last month about attracting hightech companies to the area. Covidien is the latest company expanding to South County. The medical device manufacturing firm plans to open an office in Riverview later this year with the 62,000 square foot facility creating 165 new jobs, according to Gov. Rick Scotts office. Another company hooked on Hillsborough is The United Ser vices Automobile Association. The company is planning a 420,000square-foot office in Brandon near U.S. Highway 301 and the Selmon Expressway. Most recently, TopGolf announced plans to break ground on a 65,000-square-foot building near the intersection of I-75 and the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway early in 2014. The sports bar and restaurant is expected to create more than 100 fulltime jobs and open in the fall of 2014. TopGolf chief development officer Randy Starr cited the areas fast-growing and thriving community as one of the reasons for opening its first Florida facility in Brandon. Once its up and swinging, TopGolf will rub shoulders with Bass Pro Shop. The iconic outdoor sporting goods store recently pur chased 18 acres in the same area near the Westfield Brandon Mall. In addition to tax breaks, the county voted earlier this year to pay $6 million to improve roads in the area, a key factor in attracting Bass Pro Shops and TopGolf to Brandon, according to Hillsbor ough County Commissioner Ken Hagan. This world-class sports and entertainment experience will be joining its neighbor, Bass Pro, as part of an overall regional entertainment destination venue to be located in the Brandon area of unincorporated Hillsborough County, Hagan said at the time. But with many of the new jobs in the low-paying service sector, attracting high-tech, high-paying jobs will only happen if business and political leaders kick it into high gear, Sharpe said. Weve been resting on some of our natural advantages but we are going to have to get very serious about quality education in kinder garten through 12th grade as well as universities, Sharpe said. An aggressive focus on STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and graphic arts will sow the seeds of a high-wage, high-tech economy, Sharpe said. We are on a roll and will continue to bring great companies here but we need to change from an economy which is still service provider to a high-tech, high-wage and to do that we need the governor, state legislature and local officials to make this our top priority.Bringing business to SouthShore Your Emergency MattersQuality Care from ER Experts In an emergency, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. So, its vital that you get the quality care you need 24/7. At South Bay Hospital, our ER experts know that. We have the staff, equipment and expertise to handle the most critical medical emergencies. And with average wait times that are consistently shorter than the national average, we can get you in and get you treated promptly and efcientlywithout waiting any longer than you need to. T ext ER to 23000 fo r A vg. W ait T ime South Bay Hospital. Quality Emergency Care. FastER. WHY WAIT? 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. I Sun City Center, Florida SouthBayHospital.com For 24/7 health information and physician referrals, please call Consult-A-Nurse at 1-888-685-1595. TopGolf plans a 65,000-square-foot center in Brandon. The driving range, restaurant and sports bar is slated to open in the fall.

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6 JANUARY 2, 2014 Looking for STORAGE? OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Ask Us about our Mini-warehouses20x60 each MOVE -IN SPEC IAL! OEIPEIL 50%*Off AllUnitsEXP 12/31/13 Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)634-5422Miriam50% Off *Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry*4AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Come in for a FREE Face Mapping $40$32$25 $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONS54 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 Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair Center We participate in AAA Dollars Program (813) 645-0339 Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Happy New Year! from At Home Auto $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars The Showmens Circus is coming!The 30th annual Showmens Circus will take place on Saturday, Jan. 11 under the big top at the International Independent Showmens Association, 6915 Riverview Dr. in Gibsonton. Performances will be at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. This years show will prove to be the biggest ever, presenting circus acts from around the world including trapeze artists, jugglers, acrobats, performing horses, performing dogs, contortionists, hula hoop artists, aerial ballerinas, zany clowns, more performing exotic animals and everyones favorite, the signature of the circus, the exciting performance of the elephants. The show will be accompanied by a real, old-time, 15-piece circus band conducted by Col. Schumbam. Upon entering the circus grounds, you can browse models of circuses from around the country, sideshows, and unusual sights and sounds. Before entering the big top there will be a midway of fun for everyone. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Free childrens tickets are available at local merchants. Advance tickets are available at the Showmens Club on Riverview Drive or The Observer News in Ruskin. Circus proceeds benefit local charities. Should we worry? about childhood obesity is topic of hospital seminarBrandon Regional Hospital Pediatric Center will host a seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 22 entitled, The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Should We Worry? conducted by John Monaco, MD, Pediatric Intensivist, and Medical Director of www.allstride.com. He is the author of Too Small to Be Big and Slim and Fit Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Fast Food World. The seminar will start at 6 p.m. in the Oakfield Medical Plaza, Classroom B (across the street from Brandon Regional Hospital). Topics to be covered include: the problem keep your family healthy habits in adults This seminar will also include an interactive group discussion. This event is planned for the entire family and a child life specialist will be there to coordinate activities and discussion with the children. Seating is limited. For more information and to register for this program call 813-653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com. This seminar is the first in a possible series of family health seminars aimed at helping parents and young children understand the physical and mental challenges of obesity, and how to live healthy lives through lifestyle changes.CAROL MAcACALISTER PHOTO

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JANUARY 2, 2014 7Say goodbye to the bulbsBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netWith the New Year, the light bulbs that Americans love the most are headed for extinction. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the production of most 40and 60-watt incandescent bulbs will cease. They are following in the disappearing footsteps of most 75and 100-watt incandescent The production of some of Americas most loved light bulbs ended with the New Year.bulbs that ceased production in 2013. Although the light bulbs produce a soft and pleasing light, which has made them the favorites of many households for decades, they are also enormous wasters of energy, losing far more energy to heat than to light. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, only 10 percent of the energy they consume is used to make light; 90 percent of the energy is dispersed as heat. The bulbs were banned in 2007 legislation entitled the Energy Independence and Security Act and was signed by President George W. Bush. At the time, seven years appeared to be a long ways off and relatively few people took notice. Current polling shows that even today, the majority of Americans are not aware their favorite light bulbs will soon be going away forever. And there is a reason for that. Congress, after first attempting to overturn the law, has taken steps to prevent the Department of Energy from spending money on the enforcement of it. Light bulb manufacturers, however, are expected to comply and cease production as planned. The light bulbs, of course, wont disappear immediately. There is no law against stores selling them, and they will remain on the shelves for as long as the existing stock remains. For the most part, however, technology has filled in the gap, although at an initially higher cost. Energy-efficient CFL lights were first considered to be the best replacements; however, new LED lights are rapidly gaining a foothold in energy-conscious households. Although more expensive than traditional light bulbs, LED bulbs last much longer and are many times more efficient. LED lights also light up instantly and produce what many people consider to be a more pleasing light. Additionally, the manufacture of highly efficient incandescent bulbs will continue, as will incandescent specialty bulbs and three-way bulbs. A high-efficiency incandescent The worlds longest running incadescent light bulb has been lit almost continuously for more then a century. The four-watt bulb is glowing in a fire station in Livermore, California.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO CITY OF LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA PHOTO uses approximately 28 percent less energy, while an LED light uses 85 percent less. According to the EPA, approximately 12 percent of an average homes electrical bill is from lighting. While an LED light should pay for itself in energy savings in two or less years, they are designed to last for up to 20 years. Extrapolated out nationally, that energy savings is expected to be significant. According to the EPA, with the new bulbs consumers should shift their attention away from watts and towards lumens. Watts, the EPA says, are better measurements for heat, not light. A current 40-watt bulb is approximately 450 lumens and a 60-watt bulb is approximately 800 lumens. All light bulb packaging should contain the lumen rating. Incandescent bulbs have a long history. Although there is considerable disagreement as to their true origin, American inventor Thomas Edison is the most widely known among the 22 different inventors associated with the light bulb. Edison perfected the vacuum process and incandescent material that made the bulbs viable. 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Jan. 18, 2014 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. 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 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 To some extent, Edison did the job too well from a business standpoint, producing very longlasting light bulbs. While most incandescent light bulbs will be headed towards extinction, the Centennial Light, a four-watt bulb manufactured approximately between the late 1890s and 1901 by the Shelby Electric Company, is still burning today in a Livermore, California fire station. It is considered the longest lasting light bulb in history. The bulb has only rarely (and carefully) been turned off in at least a century. The law signed in 2007 required that common household light bulbs be at least 27 percent more efficient than existing incandescent bulbs by 2014. Seven years later, that reality took hold with the New Year. But dont worry, the second part of the law, which requires that bulbs be 60 to 70 percent more efficient, wont go into effect until 2020 (which will likely mean the end of todays high-efficiency incandescent). Six years seems like a long time away.This 40-watt bulb will soon become extinct under legislation signed in 2007, calling for more efficient light bulbs in homes across America.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 OBSERVER NEWS 9Apollo Beach Womans Club meets Jan. 8The Apollo Beach Womans Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Dr. in Ruskin. Member ship is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Luncheon reservations ($16) must be made by Friday, Jan. 3 by contacting Deanna Anest at 813-938-3541 or email hooker06@hotmail.com. Seel Lundy reminds members to bring books to be sold at the January meeting. Proceeds ($1 per book) go to the scholarship fund. ABWC was founded in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach area high school graduates. Longevity Awards will be presented to members at the Jan. 8 meeting. Among those honored will be Sonya Davidson, bake sale and Sunshine chair, who has been an active member for 35 years. A wine tasting evening is planned for Friday, Jan. 31 from 7-9 p.m. at Apollo Bistro, 6520 Riches Way in Apollo Beach. Around the World with Wine, presented by Hugh Moore of PRP Wines International, is open to the community. Tickets are $10 per person, with the money going to the scholarship fund. For tickets or information, contact Louise Smith at 813-641-8202. Wine will be available for both tasting and purchasing. To join the Apollo Beach Womans Club ($20 annually) or learn more about the organization, contact Judy Peck, 2nd VP of Membership, at 813746-1072 or visit www.apollobeachwomansclub.com.Some mind-body therapies may reduce effects of functional bowel disorders, UF experts findAlthough some health care providers may overlook alternative therapies when treating functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, University of Florida faculty members have found evidence that hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit patients suffering from these diseases. Led by researchers Oliver Grundmann of the UF College of Pharmacy and Saunjoo Sunny Yoon of the UF College of Nursing, the study was published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, which highlighted it as the Editors Choice in its August issue. The researchers reviewed 19 recent clinical trials to examine the potential benefits of using four common mind-body therapies yoga, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback in the treatment of functional bowel disorders. In particular, the researchers found indications there were some benefits to hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Functional bowel disorders occur when the stomach and bowels arent working properly and are typically accompanied by stomach pain, bloating and other intestinal symptoms. Treatments typically target these symptoms. For about five years, Yoon and Grundmann have been studying and publishing material on complementary and alternative medicine, which includes treatments with dietary supplements, acupuncture and yoga. Because functional bowel disorders are chronic conditions that come and go over time, patients sometimes develop negative attitudes that can affect treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapy is used in an attempt to help patients feel more positive. In one study the researchers examined, cognitive behavioral therapy worked as well as antidepressant medications. Hypnosis, on the other hand, is used in an attempt to reduce pain. Some of the studies the researchers reviewed showed that hypnotherapy worked as well as medication to reduce pain in patients. But although the results were promising, they were not conclusive, Yoon said. A lot of times we get contradictory results from the clinical trials, so it can be confusing for the readers or the clinicians when they read it, Yoon said. Our article can give them a better picture or better view about currently available clinical trials and the results of the trials. Yoon said doctors should not exclude complementary therapies when treating functional bowel disorders. We just need to have an open mind to the therapies that are not familiar in Western countries, Yoon said.BBB Warning: Smart phone apps may share your informationSmart phone apps can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. But the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to make sure the apps they download dont take more information than they need to do the job. In a recent settlement by the Federal Trade Commission, the privacy policy had been deceiving users into sharing their geographic location and device information with advertising networks and other third parties. Brightest Flashlight Free, developed by Goldenshores Technologies, LLC, is one of the most popular apps on Android mobile devices and has been downloaded more than 10 million times. However, according to the FTC, the companys privacy policy told consumers that any information collected by the app would be used by the company, and listed some categories of information that it might collect, including geographic location. The privacy policy failed, however, to mention that this private information would be released to third parties. The complaint also involved the company collecting information as soon as users opened the app, even before accepting or refusing the terms of the privacy policy. Goldenshores Technologies has agreed to settle the FTC charges. The settlement goes on to prohibit the company from misrepresenting how users information is collected and shared and how much control users have over the way the information is shared. It also requires defendants to obtain consumers collecting, using and sharing information. Its not always easy to tell if an app is going to collect your information or how it will use it. BBB is urging smart phone users to: The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clear water Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) led all Florida metro areas in over-the-year job creation, with a gain of more than 39,300 new jobs. The MSA also experienced a 1.9 percentage point decline last month in the unemployment rate over the last year, down to 6.2 percent from 8.1 percent in November 2012. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clear water MSA led the metro areas in gains in: Professional and business ser vices (+12,000 jobs). Education and health services (+9,700 jobs). Trade, transportation and utilities (+7,100 jobs). Construction (+6,400 jobs). among the state metro areas in online job demand in November 2013 with 44,525 openings. The in demand for STEM occupations with 12,288 openings in November. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and these jobs are considered high wage and high skill. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the fourth Tampa St. Pete Clearwater lead state in job creationquarter of 2013 indicates that Tampa Bay area employers expect to continue hiring at an active pace. Twenty-one percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees. The net hiring outlook is increased considerably from the previous year. In November, Floridas 24 Regional Workforce Boards reported more than 42,100 Floridians were placed in jobs. An individual who receives employment and training assistance through a One-Stop Ca180 days is deemed a placement and may be reported by a regional workforce board. Of these individuals, 12,091 previously received Re employment Assistance. In 2012, more than 426,000 Floridians were placed in jobs, with 111,173 former Floridas unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in November 2013, down from 6.7 percent in October 2013. The statewide unemployment rate has remained below the national average of 7.0 percent since March 2013. Florida has created 446,300 private sector jobs since December 2010. Research companies and apps before downloading, including industry publications and user reviews; Read the full privacy policy (and, on Android phones, the Permissions screen); Opt out of location sharing when prompted; Periodically check all privacy settings on your smart phone and keep them set as high as you can without altering the functions of your apps (some apps, like maps and compasses, need geo-location infor mation in order to work properly); Update your apps when a new version comes out (your phone should alert you); often app updates Delete apps you no longer use from your phone. For information on apps for children, check out BBBs Childrens Advertising Review Unit. For more tips you can trust, visit bbb.org.

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10 JANUARY 2, 2014 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!!! 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 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 Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or Metal Lifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong Coupon worth$1,000 NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE or STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN!3 DAYS IN & OUTCLIMATE PROOF COATINGWHOLE HOUSE FLEX-COATED OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960 $1495Priced with coupon discount Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 1/31/14 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. Resolve to: Watch the weather, always fish together. Sunburns come quick, but sunscreen does the trick. Make a fishing plan at home you may get lost if you roam. Check the registration number on your boat if the law cant read it, you wont stay afloat. Is your anchor in good shape? If not, watch out for Fate. Check your lines, look for frays, a new one could save the day. Take time to clean out your tacklebox, what youll find may give you a shock. Make a game plan before you go fishing, as football coaches do. Thisll save you time and make great catches for you. Does your boat have working lights? Resolve to make them bright. Do you trailer a boat? Make a complete check, before you put it afloat. Is your battery good? Does it operate as it should? Resolve to check your motors or engines. Keep them running; breakdown will be lots of funding. Take along enough bait, a trip to shore will be a long wait. Your eyes will need protection, Polarized sunglasses are a good selection. We wish you a happy, healthy, great fishing year.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales:Fishermens Resolutions for the New Year

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Let our team help you!C a l l u s! 813-633-73331653 S un Ci t y C en t er P l aza S un Ci t y C en t er FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858We Accept Medicare and Most Other Insurances Now Accepting New Patients Satya Gullapalli, M.D. Cecil Sue-Wah-Sing, M.D. Jocelyn Bueno, M.D. PRIME CARE OF TAMP A BAY and Internal MedicineWe speak in our ofce: English, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Telugu and TagalogWe care for you at our 2 locations, hospitals & nursing facilities By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netA lot of people made resolutions to change their behavior in the New Year. According to a New York Times poll, the top four New Years resolutions during the last ten years have averaged out to be to quit smoking, lose weight, quit drinking and spend more time with family. But every year, quitting smoking wins the number one spot hands down. Personally, I think its time we concentrated on something even more basic than our health and weight, because without it we cant buy the food thats making us fat or get the medical care to make us (or keep us) well. That something is jobs, and I dont mean Steve Jobs, I mean the way we make the living that provides our daily bread. The turn of every century has brought huge changes to the earth and its inhabitants. When the 1700s turned to the 1800s, the first Continental Congress had just met, forming the Thirteen Colonies that in 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, made the United States a separate nation. Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1794. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1875. Big changes lay ahead as the 1700s moved into the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. Although it is said that revolution began in the late 1700s, major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transportation came about in the period between the 18th and 19th centuries. The 20th century saw the telephone, television, and the beginnings of the electronic revolution that has carried over into the new Millennium of the 21st century. Progress has certainly changed the way we live our lives. Unfortunately, it has changed the way we do business to the point where world-wide unemployment has reached record highs and the current economy can no longer sustain our way of life. The large factories and manufacturing companies that supplied paychecks that bought houses and cars and kept families fed have been left behind as things like telecommuting and robotics have made it possible for machines to do the work of men and women. Greed has played a major role, too, as factories were sent overseas from the United States so their owners could hire cheaper labor and less taxation. As of October 2012, the national unemployment figures showed a 7.4 percent average unemployment rate (with some states as high as 9 percent and two listed as between zero and 3 percent). This, of course, did not count those unemployed whose benefits have run out. The under-employed, however, make up the scariest figure. These are the part-time workers and people whose pay is too low to live on. In a population reported at 315 million, there were 155 million more listed as underemployed. Okay, so what are we supposed to do? Raising a granddaughter who is currently 16, I see kids graduate with no chance of finding a job in the field they hope to enter; and on the opposite end of that stick, A-plus college grads are flipping burgers for minimum wage. Things are changing fast, and we have to think ahead to survive. But there is something we can each do individually, and something we can do as a society that can bring us back up where we belong. It wont be easy, and it wont be fast, but it certainly isnt all gloom and doom. In our grandparents or possibly great-grandparents day, there were individual entrepreneurs who made (or did) everything others needed. Before the factories and manufacturing, there were butchers and bakers and candlestick makers remember that old rhyme? There were blacksmiths who shoed the horses people used for transportation; small whistlestop restaurants that specialized in taking care of people passing through; and people with spare rooms rented them out, they didnt look to acquire more things to put in them. This past year Ive done many stories on people who have completely reinvented themselves by taking something they enjoyed doing a hobby, maybe and turning it into a self-employed business. Theres the woman who likes horses who now runs a stable. And another who made a small tearoom out of her home. And speaking of tea, there was a three-session demonstration at the SouthShore Library just recently where a women who had learned everything there is to know about tea gave classes on the benefits of various kinds of teas from all over the world, which she also imports and sells. Then theres the man who was laid off from work who made ice cream in his home and gradually invented so many flavors he had to open a shop. I know it can be done because Ive done it myself and continue to do it everyday. The important word is reinvent. For many years I worked for a big company. In fact, it was that company that sent me to a seminar where we studied the book, Who Moved My Cheese? If you havent read it yet, Id suggest you do. Its about how four mice reacted when their source of food (income) was removed. Do you sit and hope for it to return? Do you wait until youre half starved to look for more cheese? Two mice, Sniff and Scurry, didnt sit around long enough to find out. Sniff could smell a change coming and found new cheese before he lost his old cheese. Scurry waited until change was in the air but he rushed around and found new cheese in time. It was at that very seminar I made up my mind to become a Sniff and started an editing business on the side. I love writing for The Observer News and The Current but Im not an employee. Im a freeCOMMENTARYIts time to rethink the meaning of jobs

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JANUARY 2, 2014 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, 13 lancer, which means they’re one of my (best!) clients and I’m one of their “self-employed contractors.” You see, this wasn’t meant to be a gloom-and-doom column. It was meant to give you ideas of how we can solve some of the problems of the unemployed. It’s going to take inventiveness, and in many cases, monetary help from those who can afford it. But somehow, we have to take the “new economy” and make it a good one for ourselves. The other thing we can do is work as a community to change education. More students will be needed in certain fields, like health care, as baby boomers age. Here, also, there are all kinds of opportunities, like doing the heavy work elders can no longer do. Thirty-five years ago somebody came into my newsroom and took my typewriter away. I wasn’t happy. Since then, I’ve been through about ten system changes and none of them have been easy. But none of the people who I’ve written about and know who have reinvented themselves have had it any easier. The good thing is, they’ve all been able to do it. S h o w m e n ’ s C I R C U S 3 0 t h A n n u a l U n d e r T h e B i g T o p Saturday, Jan 11 Featuring circus acts from around the globe All the excitement takes place at The International Independent Showmen ’ s Association 6195 Riverview Drive, Gibsonton Showtimes 1 \000H\014E\014\000c 4 \000H\014E\014\000c 7 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the door Advance Tickets available at The Showmen's Club in Gibsonton and Observer Newspaper in Ruskin FREE Kids Tickets available at local merchants Bay Swamp Former Fort Green Mine, Polk County That’s our promise. At Mosaic, our 3,000-plus Florida employees are devoted to preserving the integrity of our environment while producing essential phosphate crop nutrients. We understand the importance of the unique natural systems that make up our larger watersheds. Our reclaimed bay swamps carefully emulate natural bay swamps; they are characterized by dense, low vegetation, dominated by mixtures of sweet bay, red bay and loblolly bay, and scattered with dahoon holly, red maple and pine trees. With the proper hydrologic modeling and care, reclaimed bay swamps rival the function of their natural counterparts and provide essential wildlife habitat for future generations. Join in Mosaic’s promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise. We care for Florida’s unique natural communities. NEW SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY B-I-N-G-O EVERY TUESDAY EVENING SPONSORED BY EXTEND-A-HAND ASSOCIATION TUESDAY EVENINGS DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM GAMES START AT 6 PM .%\000\0002/'!-\000s\000.%\000\0002\!$\001\000 ALL BINGO GAMES PAYING $50.00 PLUS (3) $250 JACKPOTS PLAY UP TO 21 CARDS FOR $20 PLUS NEW FIREBALL PULL TAB BINGO GAME, PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT STARTS AT $500 A GUARANTEED $100 PRIZE IF NOT HIT ON THE FIREBALL NUMBER! CALL 813-645-2935 +\.\000&\000s\000\025\021\022\020\000\000\(\000\024\021\000./\(\014\000+\. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The new meaning of ‘jobs’ \012œˆ'i`vœ“>}i£" X /RFDWHG\003DW\003\024\030\033\024\031\003%HWK\003KLHOGV\003:D\)65(\017\003XVNLQ\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\025\032\026\020\026\031\030\025 ‡\003L[\003E\\000L[\003\([KLELWLRQ\003\(QWU\\000\ \025\023\024\027\003&DOO\003IRU\003$OO\003$UWLVWV\003\(QWULHV\003IRU\003WKH\003L[\003E\\000L[\003\([KLELWLRQ\017\003PDOO\003$UW\022 %LJ\003,GHDV\003QRQ\020MXULHG\003VKRZ\021\003\(QWU\\000IRUPV\003IRU\003DUWLVWV\003LQ\003DQ\\000PHGLXP\003LV\003ZHO FRPH\003ZLWKLQ\003WKH\003VL]H\003UHVWULFWLRQ\003RI\003VL[\003LQFKHV\003E\\000VL[\003LQFKHV\021\003\(QWU\\000IRUPV\003DUH\003 GXH\003QR\003ODWHU\003WKDQ\003-DQ\021\003\024\030\017\003\025\023\024\027\021\003\(QWU\\000IRUPV\003DUH\003DYDLODEOH\003DW\003WKH\003RXWKKRUH\003 HJLRQDO\003/LEUDU\\000,QIRUPDWLRQ\003'HVN\003RU\003E\\000FDOOLQJ\003\033\024\026\020\025\032\026\020\026\031\030\025\021\003XHVWLRQV"\003 &RQWDFW\003/DXULH\003%XUKRS\017\003$UW\003&RRUGLQDWRU\021 ‡\003$UW\003$SSOLFDWLRQV\003IRU\003&UDZIRUG\003*DOOHU\)] TJETBT/C2_1 1 Tf10 0 0 10 472.2 1025.0636 Tm[($SSOLFDWLRQV\003DUH\003DYDLODEOH\003IRU\003SDLQWHUV\017\003PL[HG\003PHGLD\017\003DQG\003SKRWRJUDSK\\000 DUWLVWV\003DW\003RXWKKRUH\003HJLRQDO\003/LEUDU\\000,QIRUPDWLRQ\003'HVN\003RU\003E\\000FDOOLQJ\003\033\024\026\020 \025\032\026\020\026\031\030\025\021\003$SSOLFDWLRQ\003GHDGOLQH\003LV\003-DQ\021\003\024\026\017\003\025\023\024\027\021\003XHVWLRQV"\003$VN\003IRU\003/DXULH\003 %XUKRS\017\003$UW\003&RRUGLQDWRU\021 ‡\003,QWURGXFWLRQ\003WR\003.LQGOH\003\H\003\020\003KXUVGD\)54(\017\003-DQ\021\003\025\003DW\003\024\025\035\026\023\021S\021P\021 $Q\003LQWURGXFWLRQ\003WR\003WKH\003.LQGOH\003\LQFOXGLQJ\003WKH\003UHJLVWUDWLRQ\003RI\003DQ\003$PD ]RQ\003DFFRXQW\017\003:L\ ‡\003\000DVWHU\003*DUGHQHU\035\003*HWWLQJ\003“ii…ˆ}…ˆ}…

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14 JANUARY 2, 2014as an ignorant microscopic step up from a barbarian or an amoeba. Perhaps, but hopefully not, seeing me as the last of a breed dying from self-inflicted wounds. I distinctly remember sitting in a junior high science class and the teacher telling us that we were lucky to be so young because we would certainly be alive to see a space station in operation. I also remember one smart-aleck kid respond with, Nah, you probably have a few good years left! I dont know if that teacher lived to see the International Space Station, but I hope so. The truth be told, we do have a lot of cool stuff, our lives are relatively easy and the future, despite all of our challenges, does look bright. We will overcome and emerge better time and again. Of that I have no doubt. But life is funny. How is it that I am here in 2014 typing this into a MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOA family poses by Mile 0 in Key West; depending on your perspective it is the end of the road or the beginning. For each of us, January 1, 2014 is also a Mile 0 on a road yet to be traveled. Observations:X HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS *Interest rates as of 10/24/2013, subject to change. FG Guarantee-Platinum annuity is a single premium xed deferred annuity issued by Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company, Baltimore, MD. Form Numbers: FGL SPDA-MY-F (7-04); et al. Subject to state availability. Certain restrictions may apply. When your guarantee period expires, Fidelity & Guaranty Life will automatically renew your annuity for the same period at the then-current interest rate. The renewal interest rate will never be less than the minimum guaranteed interest rate, which will be established between 1 percent and 3 percent. Surrender charges may apply to withdrawals. Withdrawals may be taxable and subject to penalties prior to age 59-1/2. Withdrawals will reduce available death benet. A market value adjustment may apply to withdrawals and may increase or decrease the surrender value. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY3.5% Interest5-Year Guarantee PeriodContact us today to learn more about the FG Guarantee-Platinum Annuity a Great Savings OptionDONT DELAY.This offer is good until Dec. 13, 2013* 948-B Cypress Village Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-7377Ronald H. Ward has been helping clients build, manage and protect their wealth for over 40 years. A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled NursingDo you have joint pain that prevents you from being active? Our space-age Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the answer! Call today to learn how you can benet!Schedule a tour of our New MEMORY CAREand receive a complimentary copy of Alzheimers Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guideby author Kathy LaurenhueCall (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FLSunTowersRetirement.comAL Lic.#4991 OF wireless computer connected to a global network rather than having been born a serf 800 years ago? Can it really be luck of the draw? I dont know but Ill take it as a blessing. Life is good. Yes, it can be better but it is only us that can make it better. Im not so naive that I think 2014 wont contain ugliness and painful challenges. But I do believe that we will emerge from the year just a little bit better than we did in 2013. We will move forward, second by second, minute by minute, day by day. We will continue our long human legacy of overcoming all odds against us. Of that, I have no doubt. Heres to a better 2014 for all of us. Im really glad to be here with you. Happy New Year. For more stories and photographs, follow Mitch Traphagen on Facebook at www.facebook. com/mitchtraphagen

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18 JANUARY 2, 2014 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 Doubt is the whetstone of understanding. John Dos Passos Area Obituary Dorothy Ann DevlingDorothy Ann Devling, 97, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 20, 2013, She was predeceased by her husband William Harold Devling and daughter Shirley Lingenfelter. Surviving are sons William (Shirley) Devling of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Robert (Robin) Devling of Sun City Center, Fla.; daughter Jane (Gregory) Bee of Copeland, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of Vernon Chapter #611 Order of Eastern Star in Java Village, N.Y., where she was active until moving to Florida. Once there, she taught herself to swim and logged 3000 miles in the Sun City Center lap pool. She rode her threewheeled bike around town and was on her third one after wearing out two. Dorothy enjoyed lawn bowling in the Tuesday-Friday womens group. She had been a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for several years, and then was a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church on East Del Webb Blvd. No services are planned at this time. Interment will be in Holland, N.Y. at a later date. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.St. Vincent de Paul Society offers financial assistance The Inspirations Gospel group to appear in Gibsonton Jan. 9The Inspirations, the Southern Gospel group from the Great Smokey Mountains, will appear in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Gibsonton. Tickets are $10 each; age 12 and under no charge. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time by calling 813-677-1301 or 813-956-6843. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. The First Baptist Church is located at 9912 Indiana St. in Gibsonton. $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Everyone looks forward to a New Year and the hope it represents. Well wishers come at us from every direction wanting us to reap a harvest of joy and happiness, peace and prosperity. A good new year is a universal desire that everyone seeks. But how can we assure ourselves of having a Happy New Year? The answer comes from Isaiah 41:10. First, we must honor the two nots do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Fear and dismay will disturb our minds, trouble our souls and destroy our health. Only as we place our faith in the goodness and grace of God will our fears evaporate and dismay vanish. Second, add the two I ams I am with you and I am your God. Our God is always with us and we are never beyond His reach. When problems arise, He wants to solve them. When needs arise, He will meet them. When foes would destroy us, He will conquer them. When storms appear, He will calm them. Third, we need to mix them with the three I wills. I will strengthen you. He has all the strength we need with some to spare. I will help you. Here is help that is seeking us and is sufficient for every situation. I will uphold you. With what? The very same hands that hold the universe together! If we want 2014 to be a Happy New Year, we must begin every day of every week of every month of the year reading Gods Word and spending time in prayer. Dear Santa....Two-year-old Angel Gonzaga was one of the children who visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 19 when they made a stop at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Claus explained to the little ones how Jesus is the best gift of Christmas; then Santa listened to what the boys and girls wanted under their trees on Christmas Day. In the photo Angel enjoys some of the cookies, hot chocolate and other goodies that were served to the children in Fellowship Hall after Santas visit. Watch for Santa again next year at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center.Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in the community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, call 813-385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Local residents attend Beth Moore Living Proof Live ConferenceCarol Paterson, left, Linda Palmer, Ellen Thomas and Rebecca Crotwell recently attended the Beth Moore Living Proof Live conference in Daytona Beach. The seminars are conducted so women can learn more about Gods Word, with the goal of leading a life of Bible Study. Living Proof Live is celebrating its 15th year of ministry.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 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 WorshipDaniel Rodriguez in concert at St. Andrew on Jan. 5 At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church presents a return concert by the American tenor Daniel Rodriguez, long known as the singing policeman. Back when he was an officer with the NYC Police Department, he comforted and inspired the nation in the aftermath of 9/11 with his operatic singing of God Bless America during the interfaith service at Yankee Stadium; the service was broadcast worldwide. He also appeared at many subsequent memorial services and funerals. All tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door the day of the concert, or at the church reception desk. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is located at 1239 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. JoAnne Podgurski to perform concert at United Methodist ChurchPopular local singer JoAnne Podgurski will perform a solo concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. JoAnne has been singing since she was two years old; her father had a country band and she was around music all the time. She has always sung in church and in school musicals while growing up. JoAnne frequently performed with a gospel music group on a local TV show in Portsmouth Va., called Spread A Little Sunshine. She was also involved in musical theater while living in Virginia. JoAnne was involved with the Pelican Players for seven years in Sun City Center. She has been part of the Praise Team at United Methodist and is a featured soloist at the church, where she also works with the childrens choir. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the night of this performance. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit www.umcscc.org.Bluegrass greats play at First United Methodist Church of BrandonA major bluegrass show will take place at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, Saturday, Jan. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. No tickets will be sold; donations will be taken at the door. The show features bluegrass greats: ternational Bluegrass Music Asof the Year. 2009 SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music the Year. of the year and founding member and lead vocalist for the supergroup, Mountain Heart. Their supporting band will be local boys Cory, Jarrod and Tyler Walker. The Walkers are lifetime residents of Lithia and attended Durant High (Cory class of 2008, Jarrod, 2010, Tyler will graduate Cory and Jarrod have played on a CBS television special with Keith Urban in 2004 and on ABC with Earl Scruggs and Ricky Skaggs in 2005. They have played the Grand Ole Opry several times as Cory and Jarrod Walker as well as with other bands. They have played nationally and Japan. Cory is a 2013 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and Jarrod will graduate MTSU this spring. Cory and Jarrod play for national touring groups Sierra Hull and Highway 111 and Missy Raines and the New Hip respectively. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located one block 121 North Knights Ave., between Kings and Parsons. Call the church office at 813-689-4161 for more details, or visit www.fumcbrandon.org. Dale Ann Bradley Trinity Baptist Mission Endowment TrusteesPlanning annual distributions used to help establish new churches in Florida are Mission Endowment Fund Trustees Vern Elarth (left), Chairman Shan Hise, Richard Stanhope and Spencer Faircloth. For more information, call 813-634-4228.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 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 310 GARAAGE/YARD SALE MERCHANDISE300 MARINE400 REAL ESTATE500 M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 105 PERSONALWin for LLosin g Weight loss support group. Begins Jan. 9, Apollo Beach. Get a head start on your New Years resolution. Register today. 813-6906424 ets 310 GGARAGE/YY ARD SSALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate uctons Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Jan. 3 & 4 50% OFF all Childrens clothing Closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 Open Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Ruskin United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT STORE Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Ruskin Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 Cell: 382-7536 est te ses ortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com housesorse housesorse onots nP rsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 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 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 Annes Estate Sales 1803 Danbury Dr.Off West D Jan. 3rd & 4th7 am noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 Rattan furniture, knife collection, lawn ornaments, collectables, kitchen, linens and misc. and lots of tools. Look on Annes Estate Sales website for complete list.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com NEW LISTINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR! 2BR/2BA CONDO Kings Point, enclosed lanai, tile oors, walk-in closet, excellent condition. Mostly furnished. $42,900. 3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE very well maintained, in retirement community, new ooring and paint, large enclosed lanai, carport, pool and clubhouse, low monthly fees. $49,500. 3BR/2BA GREAT DOUBLEWIDE split BR plan, inside utility, large corner lot, separate 2-car garage, shed. Ready to move in. $72,500. HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS!CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDStart 2014 with Savings!Choose from a large selection of clean, quality clothing at reasonable prices NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! 20.22 Acres Within Minutes of I-75, Just South of Tampa, Fl 375,000 Sq. Ft. of Greenhouse Area 88,400 Sq. Ft. of Outdoor Production Area Irrigation: Overhead, Drip, Ebb & Flow; Two Wells On Property Support Facilities Include: 5,700 Sq. Ft. Warehouse, Loading Docks, On Site Housing, Employee Break Room, Perimeter Drainage, & Fencing. 863.875.7867 | OglesbyAuctioneers.com Bank Owned Real Estate Auction 375,000sf+ Greenhouse Production FacilityWednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 11:00 AM EST Preview: Wed., Jan. 15 11-1 pm & Tues., Jan. 21st 2-5 PM(Currently in Operation)2324 W. Lake Drive, Wimauma, FL 33598Scott Oglesby, AARE Licensed Real Estate Broker 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 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, single wide 672 Sq. Ft. with an additional 600 Sq. Ft. of living space. Also includes 2 screen rooms, a shed and carport. The home sells furnished including central AC and appliances. Own this, ON THE WATER, for $74,900 including the share. WATERFRONT WITH BOAT LIFT 2BR/2BA single wide 729 Sq. Ft. plus an added 216 Sq. Ft. family room. The home sells freshly painted with new floors, partially furnished with appliances, central AC, a shed, carport and deck overlooking the water. Also included is a boat lift the pontoon boat on it is also for sale. The WATERFRONT HOME and BOAT LIFT are offered at $64,900 including the share.Vacant Shares from $17,000

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HAPPY NEW YYEAR www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 2, 2014 Volume 57 Number 50THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 from everyone at By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netOn Christmas Eve day, I was standing in a long line at the CVS store in Apollo Beach when suddenly a woman wrapped her arms around me and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I turned just in time to see Donna Budd, former Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Community Service Officer and the founder Thanksgiving is for gratitude, the New Year is for hope for better things to come.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOAs the sun sets on a year, the coming sunrise carries with it the hope for better days. The year will begin with resolutions and end with, for some at least, relief. Continued on page 3X Continued on page 23X Continued on page 5X Summerfield renovations to be completed soonHolidays span the transition betweenOLDNEWEW of the nonprofit Deputies Darlins, rush out the door and back in. She received a late call about a family of five that was in need on Christmas. She dropped everything to help them. The holiday season, as it has come to be known, apparently spans the old and the new in terms of perspective and attitude. Gratitude appears on Thanksgiving, peace, love, generosity and family are the focus at Christmas and optimism, along with a healthy dose of good riddance, holds court on New Years Eve. In just over a months time, we realize we survived another year and have a fresh start before us, a new book on which the words are written only with the passing of the first few hours and days of the new year. Donna Budd only wanted to make Christmas brighter for an area family in need, but what she accomplished was much greater than that. She served as a bridge from the old to the new, providing joy to children and relief to parents, both of which will carry into 2014, giving them reason to believe that this year will be better than the last. No one knows with any certainty what 2014 will bring. But based on averages, we can expect approximately 50,000 new neighbors to move into Hillsborough County. We can expect political scandals and crime, births and deaths. We can expect wars and continued attempts at making peace. Americans are somewhat mixed about their forecasts for the New Year, but the largest number falls into the optimistic camp. According to an Associated Press report, nearly 50 percent of Americans By %  PENN PENNY FLETCHERETCHER penny@observernews.netResidents of the 7,000-person Summerfield community have to wait an extra two months past the expected completion date for their newly remodeled clubhouse and weight and cardio rooms but theyre told it will be worth the wait. When the project began in August, it was expected that residents would be lifting weights and using new cardio equipment and a newly-installed wi-fi room by November, but now it looks like mid January, said Abi James.We had a couple of inspections where we were told certain things had to be brought up to code, James explained. But were still moving right along and residents dues will not go up.James has been acting as interim community manager since spring and due to her excellent work, will take the position of Community Manager Jan. 1, said Summerfields President of the Board of Directors, Bob Abruzzese. We are proud of the job shes doing, Abruzzese said in an interview Dec. 24. Abruzzese said even though some code factors had to be addressed, dues would not be raised for 2014 because since the community was first started in the mid-1980s, money has been set aside annually into Capital Improvement and Reserve Funds. We have the money to complete each project before we start, he said. Loans are just not part of their thinking. Every year, more of the 7,000 residents who live in the 3,500 homes in the Summerfield comBUSINESS LEADERS TOLD:Education, infrastructure will attract high-paying jobs to area Skate Park Best Trick contest to be held Jan. 3 in Apollo Beach, RiverviewMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTORain caused the postponement of the Hillsborough County Parks Best Trick contest at the Apollo Beach and Brandon Skate Parks last week. The event is now scheduled for Friday, Jan. 3. The Brandon contest will be held at noon; in Apollo Beach it will begin at 5 p.m. Skaters will perform for judges and compete for a free gift card. Participants must have a current notarized waiver on file at the skate office. The event is free, as are both parks. The Brandon Skate Park is located at 5720 Providence Rd. in Riverview. The Apollo Beach Skate Park is located at 664 Golf & Sea Blvd. For information, call Jack Reeder at 813-671-7635. By %  KEVIN BRADyY kevin@observernews.netAfter a banner year for new business development and job creation in southern and eastern Hillsborough, expect more of the same in 2014 but the county will need to up its game to attract high-tech, high-paying jobs, Brandon business leaders have been told.In 2013, Amazon.com, the United Services Automobile Association and Bass Pro Shops, among others, all secured deals to set up shop in south and eastern Hillsborough. South County and Brandon is primed for even more new business development in the next 12 months, said Ron Pierce, a former president of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.If you look from a development standpoint, eastern and southern Hillsborough is not built out, unlike other parts of the county, which gives us a huge advantage not only with space but our transportation infrastructure, Pierce said.Financial incentives from local government have also played a part in hooking new firms, Pierce said.Our elected officials are committed to drawing these businesses here and if you look at what the county is offering these companies it makes us very competitive, Pierce said. A huge shot in the arm for the local economy was the report in October last year that Amazon. com, the worlds largest Internet retailer, plans an 80-acre facility in Ruskin. The $200 million distribu-

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Wells, had the following to say about breaking out of the shackles of inaction that imprison most of us: But when a man has once broken through the paper walls of everyday circumstance, those unsubstantial walls that hold so many of us securely prisoned from the cradle to the grave, he has made a discovery. If the world does not please you, you can change it. Determine to alter it at any price, and you can change it altogether. You may change it to something sinister and angry to something appalling, but it may be you will change it to something brighter, something more agreeable, and at the worst something much more interesting. There is only one sort of man who is absolutely to By William Hodges blame for his own misery, and that is the man who finds life dull and dreary. There are no circumstances in the world that determined action cannot alter, unless, perhaps, they are the walls of a prison cell, and even those will dissolve and change, I am told, into the infirmary compartment, at any rate, for the man who can fast with resolution. If you find life dull and dreary, today is the day to plan a prison break. You can unlock your mind by getting rid of the bars you have created over the years to keep others out or keep you safe, and by so doing, you have caged yourself. Most of the bars are built of fear. Fear is one of the strongest bars that will contain our minds and stop us from acting and trying new adventures. Fear comes with a multitude of faces, each more ugly than the first. Here are some of the more prominent fears that can keep us imprisoned. The most prominent fear is the fear of people who are not the same as us. Maybe they have skin of a different shade or maybe they speak with an accent. Maybe the way they dress or wear their hair is unusual to us. It could be that they are of a different religion or have a strange or foreign code of conduct. Many will avoid people who fall into any one of those categories, not because they know them to be bad people but because they are different. If you are ever to unlock your mind and experience life to the fullest, you must push yourself to know not shun those who are different. It is those very people from whom you will learn many of lifes great lessons. Remember, you cannot tell a book by its cover or a person from surface appearance. Probably the next most debilitating fear is the fear of being laughed at or viewed as different. I think it would be impossible to count the number of people who ended up in a prison of their own making, serving a life term. They could have been very successful and led a happy and satisfying life, had they not been afraid of looking silly, or being different. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: On your way to freedom 210 Woodland Estates S.W. 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The group will use the grant to trap, spay and neuter the feline population in the communities of Southwest Hillsborough County. The Feline Folks program utilizes (T/N/R) Trap/Neuter/Return followed by humane management of all community free roaming cats through the care and maintenance of colonies established in their geographic area. Although the organizations major area of focus is Kings Point and Sun City Center, they also provide services to the entire Hillsborough County South Shore area. Feline Folks are always in need of volunteers to help with their mission. If you are interested in learning more, contact the organization at 813-545-7611. They have many volunteer positions available, including transporting cats to Tampa for spay and neutering, feeding, trapping, and event organizing. The groups website is felinefolks.us and the email is info@felinefolks.us.

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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 believe that 2014 will be better than 2013. Less than 15 percent think it will be worse and roughly a third believe this year will be generally the same as the last. And although years into the slow economic recovery, and despite that jobs are still a treasured asset for many American workers, only one percent of people said they hoped to ring in the New Year with their co-workers. Most people preferred the company of their spouses, family members or pets. New Years resolutions are always a big part of the years book that has yet to be written. By some estimates approximately 40 percent of Americans make them, with the leading resolution being losing weight. Unfortunately, according to research by the University of Scranton, only eight percent of resolutions actually come to fruition. By tax time in April, pretty much all of them (including number 3: spend less, save more) will have gone by the wayside. And, of course, by next Thanksgiving, that whole weight loss thing will be a distant memory. By then, naturally, the world will be on the cusp of a transition from old to new, with yet another new beginning in yet another new year. Scandals, crime, bad guys and taxes are nearly inevitable for 2014. But so, too, are those things that help people to move forward, to maintain the belief that better days are to come. While a highprofile business person or politician may make headlines for going to (or miraculously avoiding) jail, Donna Budd and the many people like her will be offering quick hugs and kisses on the cheek while rushing out the door to make things better for someone else. People like her spend their year working on the holiday transition between the old and new, with the new offering hope. But the best hope of all lies within ourselves, as aptly summed up by Helen Keller: Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Or for the rest of us the words of actress and writer Catherine OHara may best apply: I know Im lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have til December, right?Spanning the transition between old and newX When it comes right down to it, life is a funny phenomenon. It is now officially 2014 and we still dont have flying cars. Seriously now, assuming you were alive in 1976 as I was (a teenager), think back and consider: if someone in 1976 had told you that there would not be flying cars in 2014 (2014!) would you have believed them? I would not have. Despite that, I think we are lucky to be here right now. This is where the funny part of life comes in: is it just a mere luck of the draw that we werent born during the Dark Ages? Surely they could not even imagine a future 800 or more years hence, they couldnt think about flying cars. They couldnt even know what a car was they were too busy simply trying to survive and tomorrow was a big enough challenge, let alone 2014. They had none of the comfort that we now take for granted. In comparison to us, they had nothing at all well, except for rampant invasions, the collapse of urbanization society, almost certain death at a relatively young age, and having to contend with the occasional barbarian horde. So what will 800 years from now be like? Will people look back at us as being in some dark age and feel sorry for us, and be glad that they werent born during such an uncivilized, violent and ignorant time? Or will it be a hellish nightmare consisting of resource shortages and interstellar warfare? I prefer to think optimistically about the future, and with good reason. Thus far in world history, every single time humans have faced a seemingly insurmountable barrier weve not only overcome, weve emerged just a little bit better than we were before. I have full confidence that will continue for centuries to come. And I dont begrudge my descendants for the cool stuff theyll get to have that we havent even imagined yet. I sure hope they have flying cars, though. Or better yet, transporter beams. We have so many challenges ahead of us. People should not be starving to death in 2014. Wars should be increasingly uncommon as we learn new ways to connect, communicate and care for each other. No one should lose their home and life savings because of an illness. No one willing and able to work should be forced to do without lifes basic necessities (food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, etc.). By now, after so many centuries of coming up with new and ever more lethal ways of killing each other, I would have expected that to have stopped by now. We are better than that. I know we are. Some people just seem to have trouble keeping up. I freely admit that I am a capitalist pig but I also am acutely aware that in order to survive, capitalism needs to find its heart. And soon. Friedrich Nietzsche once said that if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss would gaze back into you. The future is an abyss. Im not sure what the future would think gazing into me, perhaps seeing me ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations:Gazing into the abyss X

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4 JANUARY 2, 2014 Southshore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Jan. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Block Party! Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Kids use Lego building blocks to have a fun, interactive and creative time. The library provides the Legos; kids provide the imagination! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library PeeWee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years with adult, will join our art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-2733652. Baby Time Monday, Jan. 6 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Super Science Workshop Monday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the Library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments on ROCKETS! Limit 25 kids. There are limited spots for this program. Pre-registration is required. Ask at the Reference Desk or call 813-2733652. This is a school early-release Monday. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. 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.Kick off the New Year with exciting programs in Hillsboroughs parks Lettuce Lake Park: Park Ranger Nature Educational Programs Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon. $5 per child with one accompanying adult; $2 per vehicle park entry fee. Cash only. 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa (meet inside Visitor Center). For more information, call 813-987-6204 or register by emailing date, time and ages of those attending to KyleD@HillsboroughCounty.org. Walk ups are also welcome. Senior Bing Joe at Gardenville Park Monday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 6219 Symmes Rd. in Gibsonton. Enjoy a morning of games and fun with food and prizes donated by Village Inn. For more information, call the Gardenville Recreation Center at 813-672-1120. Bright House Stars Senior Talent Auditions at Brandon Community Center Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 502 East Sadie St. in Brandon. Solo and duet talnalists chosen for a talent show. Performers must bring their own instruments, and a piano will be available. For more information, contact Mary Bradley at 813-635-8179. Fact or Fiction?Circus ChallengeCircuses have many acts from lion tamers to acrobats. Here are some questions about circuses and circus acts. How many can you answer correctly?Answers: 1) Fiction, a circus tent is called the big top, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, more than one act often performs at a time, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, the ringmaster wears a top hat with a brightly colored topcoat and tails, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, tightrope walkers usually do not perform with animals, especially big cats like lions and tigers, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, a one-wheeled bike is called a unicycle, 10) Fact 1) Some circuses take place in a tent known as the small top. Fact or Fiction? 2) Most of the action in a circus takes place in a ring. Fact or Fiction? 3) Only one act can perform at a time in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 4) The ringmaster oversees all of the action in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 5) The ringmaster wears baggy jeans and a brightcolored T-shirt. Fact or Fiction? 6) Trapeze artists perform some of the most high-flying acts in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 7) Tightrope walkers use big cats in their acts. Fact or Fiction? 8) Most circuses have clowns. Fact or Fiction? 9) A circus clown might ride a one-wheeled bike called a tricycle. Fact or Fiction? 10) Some circuses also have dancers and fire breathers. Fact or Fiction? Name That AnimalSome circus acts have animals in them. Fill in the blanks to name some of the animals found at a circus.Answers: 1) Lions, 2) Tigers, 3) Dogs, 4) Elephants, 5) Sea Lions, 6) Chimps, 7) Horses 1) L __ __ N S 2) T I __ E R __ 3) D __ G __ 4) E __ E P H __ N __ S 5) S __ A L I __ __ S 6) __ __ I M P S 7) H __ __ S E S What circus performer can see in the dark?A: An acrobat. Q:A: Go for the juggler!How do you stop a circus? Q:Jokes and Riddles

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JANUARY 2, 2014 5 tion center is expected to employ around 1,000 people and cover at least 1 million square feet.Sweetening the pot for the Internet giant, the Hillsborough County Commissioners approved more than $900,000 in tax breaks for the company, waiving half of Amazons property tax bill for the first seven years. Hillsborough beat out Polk County, which had also been offering tax breaks in an attempt to draw Amazon to Lakeland. Amazon is now planning a much smaller facility in Polk County employing around 100 people, the Lakeland Ledger reported last month. But its not just the tax breaks that are drawing companies to the area, said County Commissioner Mark Sharpe. We have been successful in bringing large companies because we have a very good workforce, Florida is also one of the largest states in the union so its a large market and the state is just a great place to live, said Sharpe who spoke to Brandon business leaders last month about attracting hightech companies to the area. Covidien is the latest company expanding to South County. The medical device manufacturing firm plans to open an office in Riverview later this year with the 62,000 square foot facility creating 165 new jobs, according to Gov. Rick Scotts office. Another company hooked on Hillsborough is The United Services Automobile Association. The company is planning a 420,000square-foot office in Brandon near U.S. Highway 301 and the Selmon Expressway. Most recently, TopGolf announced plans to break ground on a 65,000-square-foot building near the intersection of I-75 and the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway early in 2014. The sports bar and restaurant is expected to create more than 100 fulltime jobs and open in the fall of 2014. TopGolf chief development officer Randy Starr cited the areas fast-growing and thriving community as one of the reasons for opening its first Florida facility in Brandon. Once its up and swinging, TopGolf will rub shoulders with Bass Pro Shop. The iconic outdoor sporting goods store recently purchased 18 acres in the same area near the Westfield Brandon Mall. In addition to tax breaks, the county voted earlier this year to pay $6 million to improve roads in the area, a key factor in attracting Bass Pro Shops and TopGolf to Brandon, according to Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan. This world-class sports and entertainment experience will be joining its neighbor, Bass Pro, as part of an overall regional entertainment destination venue to be located in the Brandon area of unincorporated Hillsborough County, Hagan said at the time. But with many of the new jobs in the low-paying service sector, attracting high-tech, high-paying jobs will only happen if business and political leaders kick it into high gear, Sharpe said. Weve been resting on some of our natural advantages but we are going to have to get very serious about quality education in kindergarten through 12th grade as well as universities, Sharpe said. An aggressive focus on STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and graphic arts will sow the seeds of a high-wage, high-tech economy, Sharpe said. We are on a roll and will continue to bring great companies here but we need to change from an economy which is still service provider to a high-tech, high-wage and to do that we need the governor, state legislature and local officials to make this our top priority.Bringing business to SouthShoreX Your Emergency MattersQuality Care from ER Experts In an emergency, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. So, its vital that you get the quality care you need 24/7. At South Bay Hospital, our ER experts know that. We have the staff, equipment and expertise to handle the most critical medical emergencies. And with average wait times that are consistently shorter than the national average, we can get you in and get you treated promptly and efcientlywithout waiting any longer than you need to. Text ER to 23000 fo r Avg. Wait Time South Bay Hospital. Quality Emergency Care. FastER. WHY WAIT? 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. I Sun City Center, Florida SouthBayHospital.com For 24/7 health information and physician referrals, please call Consult-A-Nurse at 1-888-685-1595. TopGolf plans a 65,000-square-foot center in Brandon. The driving range, restaurant and sports bar is slated to open in the fall.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 7Say goodbye to the bulbsBy %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netWith the New Year, the light bulbs that Americans love the most are headed for extinction. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the production of most 40and 60-watt incandescent bulbs will cease. They are following in the disappearing footsteps of most 75and 100-watt incandescent The production of some of Americas most loved light bulbs ended with the New Year.bulbs that ceased production in 2013. Although the light bulbs produce a soft and pleasing light, which has made them the favorites of many households for decades, they are also enormous wasters of energy, losing far more energy to heat than to light. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, only 10 percent of the energy they consume is used to make light; 90 percent of the energy is dispersed as heat. The bulbs were banned in 2007 legislation entitled the Energy Independence and Security Act and was signed by President George W. Bush. At the time, seven years appeared to be a long ways off and relatively few people took notice. Current polling shows that even today, the majority of Americans are not aware their favorite light bulbs will soon be going away forever. And there is a reason for that. Congress, after first attempting to overturn the law, has taken steps to prevent the Department of Energy from spending money on the enforcement of it. Light bulb manufacturers, however, are expected to comply and cease production as planned. The light bulbs, of course, wont disappear immediately. There is no law against stores selling them, and they will remain on the shelves for as long as the existing stock remains. For the most part, however, technology has filled in the gap, although at an initially higher cost. Energy-efficient CFL lights were first considered to be the best replacements; however, new LED lights are rapidly gaining a foothold in energy-conscious households. Although more expensive than traditional light bulbs, LED bulbs last much longer and are many times more efficient. LED lights also light up instantly and produce what many people consider to be a more pleasing light. Additionally, the manufacture of highly efficient incandescent bulbs will continue, as will incandescent specialty bulbs and three-way bulbs. A high-efficiency incandescent The worlds longest running incadescent light bulb has been lit almost continuously for more then a century. The four-watt bulb is glowing in a fire station in Livermore, California.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO CITY OF LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA PHOTO uses approximately 28 percent less energy, while an LED light uses 85 percent less. According to the EPA, approximately 12 percent of an average homes electrical bill is from lighting. While an LED light should pay for itself in energy savings in two or less years, they are designed to last for up to 20 years. Extrapolated out nationally, that energy savings is expected to be significant. According to the EPA, with the new bulbs consumers should shift their attention away from watts and towards lumens. Watts, the EPA says, are better measurements for heat, not light. A current 40-watt bulb is approximately 450 lumens and a 60-watt bulb is approximately 800 lumens. All light bulb packaging should contain the lumen rating. Incandescent bulbs have a long history. Although there is considerable disagreement as to their true origin, American inventor Thomas Edison is the most widely known among the 22 different inventors associated with the light bulb. Edison perfected the vacuum process and incandescent material that made the bulbs viable. 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The bulb has only rarely (and carefully) been turned off in at least a century. The law signed in 2007 required that common household light bulbs be at least 27 percent more efficient than existing incandescent bulbs by 2014. Seven years later, that reality took hold with the New Year. But dont worry, the second part of the law, which requires that bulbs be 60 to 70 percent more efficient, wont go into effect until 2020 (which will likely mean the end of todays high-efficiency incandescent). Six years seems like a long time away.This 40-watt bulb will soon become extinct under legislation signed in 2007, calling for more efficient light bulbs in homes across America.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 OBSERVER NEWS 9Apollo Beach Womans Club meets Jan. 8The Apollo Beach Womans Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Dr. in Ruskin. Member ship is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Luncheon reservations ($16) must be made by Friday, Jan. 3 by contacting Deanna Anest at 813-938-3541 or email hooker06@hotmail.com. Seel Lundy reminds members to bring books to be sold at the January meeting. Proceeds ($1 per book) go to the scholarship fund. ABWC was founded in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach area high school graduates. Longevity Awards will be presented to members at the Jan. 8 meeting. Among those honored will be Sonya Davidson, bake sale and Sunshine chair, who has been an active member for 35 years. A wine tasting evening is planned for Friday, Jan. 31 from 7-9 p.m. at Apollo Bistro, 6520 Riches Way in Apollo Beach. Around the World with Wine, presented by Hugh Moore of PRP Wines International, is open to the community. Tickets are $10 per person, with the money going to the scholarship fund. For tickets or information, contact Louise Smith at 813-641-8202. Wine will be available for both tasting and purchasing. To join the Apollo Beach Womans Club ($20 annually) or learn more about the organization, contact Judy Peck, 2nd VP of Membership, at 813746-1072 or visit www.apollobeachwomansclub.com.Some mind-body therapies may reduce effects of functional bowel disorders, UF experts findAlthough some health care providers may overlook alternative therapies when treating functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, University of Florida faculty members have found evidence that hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit patients suffering from these diseases. Led by researchers Oliver Grundmann of the UF College of Pharmacy and Saunjoo Sunny Yoon of the UF College of Nursing, the study was published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, which highlighted it as the Editors Choice in its August issue. The researchers reviewed 19 recent clinical trials to examine the potential benefits of using four common mind-body therapies yoga, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback in the treatment of functional bowel disorders. In particular, the researchers found indications there were some benefits to hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Functional bowel disorders occur when the stomach and bowels arent working properly and are typically accompanied by stomach pain, bloating and other intestinal symptoms. Treatments typically target these symptoms. For about five years, Yoon and Grundmann have been studying and publishing material on complementary and alternative medicine, which includes treatments with dietary supplements, acupuncture and yoga. Because functional bowel disorders are chronic conditions that come and go over time, patients sometimes develop negative attitudes that can affect treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapy is used in an attempt to help patients feel more positive. In one study the researchers examined, cognitive behavioral therapy worked as well as antidepressant medications. Hypnosis, on the other hand, is used in an attempt to reduce pain. Some of the studies the researchers reviewed showed that hypnotherapy worked as well as medication to reduce pain in patients. But although the results were promising, they were not conclusive, Yoon said. A lot of times we get contradictory results from the clinical trials, so it can be confusing for the readers or the clinicians when they read it, Yoon said. Our article can give them a better picture or better view about currently available clinical trials and the results of the trials. Yoon said doctors should not exclude complementary therapies when treating functional bowel disorders. We just need to have an open mind to the therapies that are not familiar in Western countries, Yoon said.BBB Warning: Smart phone apps may share your informationSmart phone apps can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. But the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to make sure the apps they download dont take more information than they need to do the job. In a recent settlement by the Federal Trade Commission, the privacy policy had been deceiving users into sharing their geographic location and device information with advertising networks and other third parties. Brightest Flashlight Free, developed by Goldenshores Technologies, LLC, is one of the most popular apps on Android mobile devices and has been downloaded more than 10 million times. However, according to the FTC, the companys privacy policy told consumers that any information collected by the app would be used by the company, and listed some categories of information that it might collect, including geographic location. The privacy policy failed, however, to mention that this private information would be released to third parties. The complaint also involved the company collecting information as soon as users opened the app, even before accepting or refusing the terms of the privacy policy. Goldenshores Technologies has agreed to settle the FTC charges. The settlement goes on to prohibit the company from misrepresenting how users information is collected and shared and how much control users have over the way the information is shared. It also requires defendants to obtain consumers collecting, using and sharing information. Its not always easy to tell if an app is going to collect your information or how it will use it. BBB is urging smart phone users to: The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clear water Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) led all Florida metro areas in over-the-year job creation, with a gain of more than 39,300 new jobs. The MSA also experienced a 1.9 percentage point decline last month in the unemployment rate over the last year, down to 6.2 percent from 8.1 percent in November 2012. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clear water MSA led the metro areas in gains in: Professional and business ser vices (+12,000 jobs). Education and health services (+9,700 jobs). Trade, transportation and utilities (+7,100 jobs). Construction (+6,400 jobs). among the state metro areas in online job demand in November 2013 with 44,525 openings. The in demand for STEM occupations with 12,288 openings in November. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and these jobs are considered high wage and high skill. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the fourth Tampa St. Pete Clearwater lead state in job creationquarter of 2013 indicates that Tampa Bay area employers expect to continue hiring at an active pace. Twenty-one percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees. The net hiring outlook is increased considerably from the previous year. In November, Floridas 24 Regional Workforce Boards reported more than 42,100 Floridians were placed in jobs. An individual who receives employment and training assistance through a One-Stop Ca180 days is deemed a placement and may be reported by a regional workforce board. Of these individuals, 12,091 previously received Re employment Assistance. In 2012, more than 426,000 Floridians were placed in jobs, with 111,173 former Floridas unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in November 2013, down from 6.7 percent in October 2013. The statewide unemployment rate has remained below the national average of 7.0 percent since March 2013. Florida has created 446,300 private sector jobs since December 2010. Research companies and apps before downloading, including industry publications and user reviews; Read the full privacy policy (and, on Android phones, the Permissions screen); Opt out of location sharing when prompted; Periodically check all privacy settings on your smart phone and keep them set as high as you can without altering the functions of your apps (some apps, like maps and compasses, need geo-location infor mation in order to work properly); Update your apps when a new version comes out (your phone should alert you); often app updates Delete apps you no longer use from your phone. For information on apps for children, check out BBBs Childrens Advertising Review Unit. For more tips you can trust, visit bbb.org.

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10 JANUARY 2, 2014 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!!! 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 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 Applied over Spray Crete, Stucco, Wood, Block or Metal Lifetime Warranty Lifetime WeatherProong Coupon worth$1,000 NEVER PAINT, SPRAY-CRETE or STUCCO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN!3 DAYS IN & OUTCLIMATE PROOF COATINGWHOLE HOUSE FLEX-COATED OUR 7-STEP PROCESS #1 SINCE 1960 $1495Priced with coupon discount Up to 1500 sq. ft. Expires 1/31/14 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. Resolve to: Watch the weather, always fish together. Sunburns come quick, but sunscreen does the trick. Make a fishing plan at home you may get lost if you roam. Check the registration number on your boat if the law cant read it, you wont stay afloat. Is your anchor in good shape? If not, watch out for Fate. Check your lines, look for frays, a new one could save the day. Take time to clean out your tacklebox, what youll find may give you a shock. Make a game plan before you go fishing, as football coaches do. Thisll save you time and make great catches for you. Does your boat have working lights? Resolve to make them bright. Do you trailer a boat? Make a complete check, before you put it afloat. Is your battery good? Does it operate as it should? Resolve to check your motors or engines. Keep them running; breakdown will be lots of funding. Take along enough bait, a trip to shore will be a long wait. Your eyes will need protection, Polarized sunglasses are a good selection. We wish you a happy, healthy, great fishing year.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales:Fishermens Resolutions for the New Year

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Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858We Accept Medicare and Most Other Insurances Now Accepting New Patients Satya Gullapalli, M.D. Cecil Sue-Wah-Sing, M.D. Jocelyn Bueno, M.D. PRIME CARE OF TAMPA BAY and Internal MedicineWe speak in our ofce: English, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Telugu and TagalogWe care for you at our 2 locations, hospitals & nursing facilities By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netA lot of people made resolutions to change their behavior in the New Year. According to a New York Times poll, the top four New Years resolutions during the last ten years have averaged out to be to quit smoking, lose weight, quit drinking and spend more time with family. But every year, quitting smoking wins the number one spot hands down. Personally, I think its time we concentrated on something even more basic than our health and weight, because without it we cant buy the food thats making us fat or get the medical care to make us (or keep us) well. That something is jobs, and I dont mean Steve Jobs, I mean the way we make the living that provides our daily bread. The turn of every century has brought huge changes to the earth and its inhabitants. When the 1700s turned to the 1800s, the first Continental Congress had just met, forming the Thirteen Colonies that in 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, made the United States a separate nation. Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1794. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1875. Big changes lay ahead as the 1700s moved into the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. Although it is said that revolution began in the late 1700s, major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and transportation came about in the period between the 18th and 19th centuries. The 20th century saw the telephone, television, and the beginnings of the electronic revolution that has carried over into the new Millennium of the 21st century. Progress has certainly changed the way we live our lives. Unfortunately, it has changed the way we do business to the point where world-wide unemployment has reached record highs and the current economy can no longer sustain our way of life. The large factories and manufacturing companies that supplied paychecks that bought houses and cars and kept families fed have been left behind as things like telecommuting and robotics have made it possible for machines to do the work of men and women. Greed has played a major role, too, as factories were sent overseas from the United States so their owners could hire cheaper labor and less taxation. As of October 2012, the national unemployment figures showed a 7.4 percent average unemployment rate (with some states as high as 9 percent and two listed as between zero and 3 percent). This, of course, did not count those unemployed whose benefits have run out. The under-employed, however, make up the scariest figure. These are the part-time workers and people whose pay is too low to live on. In a population reported at 315 million, there were 155 million more listed as underemployed. Okay, so what are we supposed to do? Raising a granddaughter who is currently 16, I see kids graduate with no chance of finding a job in the field they hope to enter; and on the opposite end of that stick, A-plus college grads are flipping burgers for minimum wage. Things are changing fast, and we have to think ahead to survive. But there is something we can each do individually, and something we can do as a society that can bring us back up where we belong. It wont be easy, and it wont be fast, but it certainly isnt all gloom and doom. In our grandparents or possibly great-grandparents day, there were individual entrepreneurs who made (or did) everything others needed. Before the factories and manufacturing, there were butchers and bakers and candlestick makers remember that old rhyme? There were blacksmiths who shoed the horses people used for transportation; small whistlestop restaurants that specialized in taking care of people passing through; and people with spare rooms rented them out, they didnt look to acquire more things to put in them. This past year Ive done many stories on people who have completely reinvented themselves by taking something they enjoyed doing a hobby, maybe and turning it into a self-employed business. Theres the woman who likes horses who now runs a stable. And another who made a small tearoom out of her home. And speaking of tea, there was a three-session demonstration at the SouthShore Library just recently where a women who had learned everything there is to know about tea gave classes on the benefits of various kinds of teas from all over the world, which she also imports and sells. Then theres the man who was laid off from work who made ice cream in his home and gradually invented so many flavors he had to open a shop. I know it can be done because Ive done it myself and continue to do it everyday. The important word is reinvent. For many years I worked for a big company. In fact, it was that company that sent me to a seminar where we studied the book, Who Moved My Cheese? If you havent read it yet, Id suggest you do. Its about how four mice reacted when their source of food (income) was removed. Do you sit and hope for it to return? Do you wait until youre half starved to look for more cheese? Two mice, Sniff and Scurry, didnt sit around long enough to find out. Sniff could smell a change coming and found new cheese before he lost his old cheese. Scurry waited until change was in the air but he rushed around and found new cheese in time. It was at that very seminar I made up my mind to become a Sniff and started an editing business on the side. I love writing for The Observer News and The Current but Im not an employee. Im a freeCOMMENTARYIts time to rethink the meaning of jobs X

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JANUARY 2, 2014 13lancer, which means theyre one of my (best!) clients and Im one of their self-employed contractors. You see, this wasnt meant to be a gloom-and-doom column. It was meant to give you ideas of how we can solve some of the problems of the unemployed. Its going to take inventiveness, and in many cases, monetary help from those who can afford it. But somehow, we have to take the new economy and make it a good one for ourselves. The other thing we can do is work as a community to change education. More students will be needed in certain fields, like health care, as baby boomers age. Here, also, there are all kinds of opportunities, like doing the heavy work elders can no longer do. Thirty-five years ago somebody came into my newsroom and took my typewriter away. I wasnt happy. Since then, Ive been through about ten system changes and none of them have been easy. But none of the people who Ive written about and know who have reinvented themselves have had it any easier. The good thing is, theyve all been able to do it. Showmens CIRCUS 30th AnnualUnder The Big Top Saturday, Jan 11 Featuring circus acts from around the globe All the excitement takes place at The International Independent Showmens Association6195 Riverview Drive, Gibsonton Showtimes 1 4 7 p.m.Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the door Advance Tickets available at The Showmen's Club in Gibsonton and Observer Newspaper in RuskinFREE Kids Tickets available at local merchants Bay Swamp Former Fort Green Mine, Polk County Thats our promise. At Mosaic, our 3,000-plus Florida employees are devoted to preserving the integrity of our environment while producing essential phosphate crop nutrients. We understand the importance of the unique natural systems that make up our larger watersheds. Our reclaimed bay swamps carefully emulate natural bay swamps; they are characterized by dense, low vegetation, dominated by mixtures of sweet bay, red bay and loblolly bay, and scattered with dahoon holly, red maple and pine trees. With the proper hydrologic modeling and care, reclaimed bay swamps rival the function of their natural counterparts and provide essential wildlife habitat for future generations. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise. We care for Floridas unique natural communities. NEW SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITYB-I-N-G-OEVERY TUESDAY EVENING SPONSORED BY EXTEND-A-HAND ASSOCIATIONTUESDAY EVENINGS DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM GAMES START AT 6 PM ALL BINGO GAMES PAYING $50.00 PLUS (3) $250 JACKPOTS PLAY UP TO 21 CARDS FOR $20 PLUS NEW FIREBALL PULL TAB BINGO GAME, PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT STARTS AT $500 A GUARANTEED $100 PRIZE IF NOT HIT ON THE FIREBALL NUMBER!CALL 813-645-2935OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The new meaning of jobsX Get ready for the gardening season by learning to be a detective in your yard. Participants will learn how to start planning a new garden or how to soil, planning, care and maintenance, and troubleshooting pests and diseasSouthShore Regional Library

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14 JANUARY 2, 2014as an ignorant microscopic step up from a barbarian or an amoeba. Perhaps, but hopefully not, seeing me as the last of a breed dying from self-inflicted wounds. I distinctly remember sitting in a junior high science class and the teacher telling us that we were lucky to be so young because we would certainly be alive to see a space station in operation. I also remember one smart-aleck kid respond with, Nah, you probably have a few good years left! I dont know if that teacher lived to see the International Space Station, but I hope so. The truth be told, we do have a lot of cool stuff, our lives are relatively easy and the future, despite all of our challenges, does look bright. We will overcome and emerge better time and again. Of that I have no doubt. But life is funny. How is it that I am here in 2014 typing this into a MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOA family poses by Mile 0 in Key West; depending on your perspective it is the end of the road or the beginning. For each of us, January 1, 2014 is also a Mile 0 on a road yet to be traveled. Observations:X HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS *Interest rates as of 10/24/2013, subject to change. FG Guarantee-Platinum annuity is a single premium xed deferred annuity issued by Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company, Baltimore, MD. Form Numbers: FGL SPDA-MY-F (7-04); et al. Subject to state availability. Certain restrictions may apply. When your guarantee period expires, Fidelity & Guaranty Life will automatically renew your annuity for the same period at the then-current interest rate. The renewal interest rate will never be less than the minimum guaranteed interest rate, which will be established between 1 percent and 3 percent. Surrender charges may apply to withdrawals. Withdrawals may be taxable and subject to penalties prior to age 59-1/2. Withdrawals will reduce available death benet. A market value adjustment may apply to withdrawals and may increase or decrease the surrender value. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY3.5% Interest5-Year Guarantee PeriodContact us today to learn more about the FG Guarantee-Platinum Annuity a Great Savings OptionDONT DELAY.This offer is good until Dec. 13, 2013* 948-B Cypress Village Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-7377Ronald H. Ward has been helping clients build, manage and protect their wealth for over 40 years. A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled NursingDo you have joint pain that prevents you from being active? Our space-age Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the answer! Call today to learn how you can benet!Schedule a tour of our New MEMORY CAREand receive a complimentary copy of Alzheimers Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guideby author Kathy LaurenhueCall (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FLSunTowersRetirement.comAL Lic.#4991 OF wireless computer connected to a global network rather than having been born a serf 800 years ago? Can it really be luck of the draw? I dont know but Ill take it as a blessing. Life is good. Yes, it can be better but it is only us that can make it better. Im not so naive that I think 2014 wont contain ugliness and painful challenges. But I do believe that we will emerge from the year just a little bit better than we did in 2013. We will move forward, second by second, minute by minute, day by day. We will continue our long human legacy of overcoming all odds against us. Of that, I have no doubt. Heres to a better 2014 for all of us. Im really glad to be here with you. Happy New Year. For more stories and photographs, follow Mitch Traphagen on Facebook at www.facebook. com/mitchtraphagen

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18 JANUARY 2, 2014 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 Doubt is the whetstone of understanding. John Dos Passos Area Obituary Dorothy Ann DevlingDorothy Ann Devling, 97, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 20, 2013, She was predeceased by her husband William Harold Devling and daughter Shirley Lingenfelter. Surviving are sons William (Shirley) Devling of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Robert (Robin) Devling of Sun City Center, Fla.; daughter Jane (Gregory) Bee of Copeland, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of Vernon Chapter #611 Order of Eastern Star in Java Village, N.Y., where she was active until moving to Florida. Once there, she taught herself to swim and logged 3000 miles in the Sun City Center lap pool. She rode her threewheeled bike around town and was on her third one after wearing out two. Dorothy enjoyed lawn bowling in the Tuesday-Friday womens group. She had been a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for several years, and then was a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church on East Del Webb Blvd. No services are planned at this time. Interment will be in Holland, N.Y. at a later date. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.St. Vincent de Paul Society offers financial assistance The Inspirations Gospel group to appear in Gibsonton Jan. 9The Inspirations, the Southern Gospel group from the Great Smokey Mountains, will appear in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Gibsonton. Tickets are $10 each; age 12 and under no charge. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time by calling 813-677-1301 or 813-956-6843. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. The First Baptist Church is located at 9912 Indiana St. in Gibsonton. $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Everyone looks forward to a New Year and the hope it represents. Well wishers come at us from every direction wanting us to reap a harvest of joy and happiness, peace and prosperity. A good new year is a universal desire that everyone seeks. But how can we assure ourselves of having a Happy New Year? The answer comes from Isaiah 41:10. First, we must honor the two nots do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Fear and dismay will disturb our minds, trouble our souls and destroy our health. Only as we place our faith in the goodness and grace of God will our fears evaporate and dismay vanish. Second, add the two I ams I am with you and I am your God. Our God is always with us and we are never beyond His reach. When problems arise, He wants to solve them. When needs arise, He will meet them. When foes would destroy us, He will conquer them. When storms appear, He will calm them. Third, we need to mix them with the three I wills. I will strengthen you. He has all the strength we need with some to spare. I will help you. Here is help that is seeking us and is sufficient for every situation. I will uphold you. With what? The very same hands that hold the universe together! If we want 2014 to be a Happy New Year, we must begin every day of every week of every month of the year reading Gods Word and spending time in prayer. Dear Santa....Two-year-old Angel Gonzaga was one of the children who visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 19 when they made a stop at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Claus explained to the little ones how Jesus is the best gift of Christmas; then Santa listened to what the boys and girls wanted under their trees on Christmas Day. In the photo Angel enjoys some of the cookies, hot chocolate and other goodies that were served to the children in Fellowship Hall after Santas visit. Watch for Santa again next year at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center.Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in the community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, call 813-385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Local residents attend Beth Moore Living Proof Live ConferenceCarol Paterson, left, Linda Palmer, Ellen Thomas and Rebecca Crotwell recently attended the Beth Moore Living Proof Live conference in Daytona Beach. The seminars are conducted so women can learn more about Gods Word, with the goal of leading a life of Bible Study. Living Proof Live is celebrating its 15th year of ministry.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 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 WorshipDaniel Rodriguez in concert at St. Andrew on Jan. 5 At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church presents a return concert by the American tenor Daniel Rodriguez, long known as the singing policeman. Back when he was an officer with the NYC Police Department, he comforted and inspired the nation in the aftermath of 9/11 with his operatic singing of God Bless America during the interfaith service at Yankee Stadium; the service was broadcast worldwide. He also appeared at many subsequent memorial services and funerals. All tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door the day of the concert, or at the church reception desk. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is located at 1239 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. JoAnne Podgurski to perform concert at United Methodist ChurchPopular local singer JoAnne Podgurski will perform a solo concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. JoAnne has been singing since she was two years old; her father had a country band and she was around music all the time. She has always sung in church and in school musicals while growing up. JoAnne frequently performed with a gospel music group on a local TV show in Portsmouth Va., called Spread A Little Sunshine. She was also involved in musical theater while living in Virginia. JoAnne was involved with the Pelican Players for seven years in Sun City Center. She has been part of the Praise Team at United Methodist and is a featured soloist at the church, where she also works with the childrens choir. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the night of this performance. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit www.umcscc.org.Bluegrass greats play at First United Methodist Church of BrandonA major bluegrass show will take place at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, Saturday, Jan. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. No tickets will be sold; donations will be taken at the door. The show features bluegrass greats: ternational Bluegrass Music Asof the Year. 2009 SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music the Year. of the year and founding member and lead vocalist for the supergroup, Mountain Heart. Their supporting band will be local boys Cory, Jarrod and Tyler Walker. The Walkers are lifetime residents of Lithia and attended Durant High (Cory class of 2008, Jarrod, 2010, Tyler will graduate Cory and Jarrod have played on a CBS television special with Keith Urban in 2004 and on ABC with Earl Scruggs and Ricky Skaggs in 2005. They have played the Grand Ole Opry several times as Cory and Jarrod Walker as well as with other bands. They have played nationally and Japan. Cory is a 2013 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and Jarrod will graduate MTSU this spring. Cory and Jarrod play for national touring groups Sierra Hull and Highway 111 and Missy Raines and the New Hip respectively. First United Methodist Church of Brandon is located one block 121 North Knights Ave., between Kings and Parsons. Call the church office at 813-689-4161 for more details, or visit www.fumcbrandon.org. Dale Ann Bradley Trinity Baptist Mission Endowment TrusteesPlanning annual distributions used to help establish new churches in Florida are Mission Endowment Fund Trustees Vern Elarth (left), Chairman Shan Hise, Richard Stanhope and Spencer Faircloth. For more information, call 813-634-4228.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 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 310 GARAAGE/YARD SALE MERCHANDISE300 MARINE400 REAL ESTATE500 M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 105 PERSONALWin for LLosin g Weight loss support group. Begins Jan. 9, Apollo Beach. Get a head start on your New Years resolution. Register today. 813-6906424 ets 310 GGARAGE/YY ARD SSALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate uctons Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Jan. 3 & 4 50% OFF all Childrens clothing Closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 Open Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Ruskin United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT STORE Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Ruskin Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 Cell: 382-7536 est te ses ortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com housesorse housesorse onots nP rsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 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 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 Annes Estate Sales 1803 Danbury Dr.Off West D Jan. 3rd & 4th7 am noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 Rattan furniture, knife collection, lawn ornaments, collectables, kitchen, linens and misc. and lots of tools. Look on Annes Estate Sales website for complete list.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com NEW LISTINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR! 2BR/2BA CONDO Kings Point, enclosed lanai, tile oors, walk-in closet, excellent condition. Mostly furnished. $42,900. 3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE very well maintained, in retirement community, new ooring and paint, large enclosed lanai, carport, pool and clubhouse, low monthly fees. $49,500. 3BR/2BA GREAT DOUBLEWIDE split BR plan, inside utility, large corner lot, separate 2-car garage, shed. Ready to move in. $72,500. HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS!CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDStart 2014 with Savings!Choose from a large selection of clean, quality clothing at reasonable prices NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! 20.22 Acres Within Minutes of I-75, Just South of Tampa, Fl 375,000 Sq. Ft. of Greenhouse Area 88,400 Sq. Ft. of Outdoor Production Area Irrigation: Overhead, Drip, Ebb & Flow; Two Wells On Property Support Facilities Include: 5,700 Sq. Ft. Warehouse, Loading Docks, On Site Housing, Employee Break Room, Perimeter Drainage, & Fencing. 863.875.7867 | OglesbyAuctioneers.com Bank Owned Real Estate Auction 375,000sf+ Greenhouse Production FacilityWednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 11:00 AM EST Preview: Wed., Jan. 15 11-1 pm & Tues., Jan. 21st 2-5 PM(Currently in Operation)2324 W. Lake Drive, Wimauma, FL 33598Scott Oglesby, AARE Licensed Real Estate Broker 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 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, single wide 672 Sq. Ft. with an additional 600 Sq. Ft. of living space. Also includes 2 screen rooms, a shed and carport. The home sells furnished including central AC and appliances. Own this, ON THE WATER, for $74,900 including the share. WATERFRONT WITH BOAT LIFT 2BR/2BA single wide 729 Sq. Ft. plus an added 216 Sq. Ft. family room. The home sells freshly painted with new floors, partially furnished with appliances, central AC, a shed, carport and deck overlooking the water. Also included is a boat lift the pontoon boat on it is also for sale. The WATERFRONT HOME and BOAT LIFT are offered at $64,900 including the share.Vacant Shares from $17,000

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JANUARY 2, 2014 23munity use the weight and cardio rooms, James said. They were getting crowded. Much space that was used for offices and meeting now belongs to the weight and cardio rooms. In fact, more than half the community center (not counting the full-size gymnasium) will be used for fitness. This renovation wont include anything on the outside of the clubhouse, which was repainted and re-landscaped about five years ago. The approximately $200,000 project included breaking down walls between small rooms to make for large areas and new exercise equipment was ordered. The equipment has arrived, and now sits in boxes in the gym, which is also being used as a make-shift office by staff members who have desks and files in a small area just inside the gyms entrance. Were really excited to have the wi-fi room going in, James said. She said she expects that will be one of the most used parts of the facilities. As for the weight and cardio rooms, if people who are able to come during the day will do so, instead of coming at peak hours for people who work during the day like in the early morning and after five p.m. it would not have been crowded, James exWere Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OMC1 EXP. 1/31/14 OK3 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 1/31/14 OP 5 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum $ 9 95Mens Quick ColorDiscreetly done at the shampoo bowl!Price will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF Summerfield gymX PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOWork continues at the Summerfield Clubhouse. Originally slated to be completed in November, some code issues held it up and now it is expected to be open in mid-January. Summerfield Master Association President Bob Abruzzese and Community Manager Abi James say it will be worth the wait. plained. We have regulars in the morning, and in the evening. But we see many come in right before and after work. Besides completely redoing the exercise rooms, the restrooms have been thoroughly remodeled and are awaiting the installation of new fixtures. New tile flooring in the entranceway and halls has also been installed. Two extra treadmills, another stationary bike, some elliptical machines and new (open) storage racks for various size weights have already arrived. Long-range plans call for adding a new wing and doing some renovations outside, but they are five or six years away. Those things will be done in the same way, Abruzzese explained. Only when the money is there. The complex also has tennis courts, a basketball court, two swimming pools, and both a fenced and un-fenced playground. The main community complex is located in the center of the community, on the north side of Summerfield Boulevard, which crosses Big Bend Road at the only traffic signal east of U.S. Hwy. 301 prior to coming to BalmRiverview Road. There is also a public golf course in the community at 13050 Summerfield Blvd., just southeast of the clubhouse. HAPPY NEW YYEAR from the staff at The Observer News, The SCC Observer, The Current and M&M Printing

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