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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 In 2014 We Pledge to be Committed to Excellence & Competitive Pricing In 2014 We Pledge to be Committed to Excellence & Competitive Pricing MEMBER WEST FLORIDASCCs oldest and most trusted ooring dealer 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Oce)813-633-7116www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com I woke up with a start, as I often do, and realized that I was holding my breath, not something I often do. I didnt want this day to begin; I didnt want this time to come at all. I was afraid somehow I knew that on this day I would get the call telling me that a woman who has been a remarkable, prodigious part of my life, a woman who helped define my life, was gone. Those first thoughts caused a sharp, electric sensation through my veins. And then I realized that I needed to sit in front of a blank page on a computer screen and try to write it out. I exhaled and worried that I was not up for that. I dont possess the talent to sum up a life such as hers. To even try would mean feeling something, and feeling it powerfully as I did in those moments I would remember, but with the knowledge that those moments are now gone forever. The smiles, the laughter, the arguments and my flashes of anger, but mostly just love and respect, would all be felt acutely yet they would merely be ghosts. Right now, Im not sure that I can endure that. Right now, there is a hole in my life and in my heart. And then when the news did By %  Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Goodbye, Brenda, my friendContinued on page 14X Continued on page 11X Continued on page 23X Continued on page 2X By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netOutside of a metropolis of four million people lies a field of dreams. For generations there was an orange grove just outside of Ruskin that produced fruit and provided a living for families that extended well beyond the owners. The Houghtaling family, through Dooley Groves, has long sold their produce locally, but they also bought locally. The money they spent on their groves stayed right here. The grove never had much in the way of citrus canker but neighboring trees did have it and eight years ago there was only one prescription for that and that meant that Dooley Groves, a family farm, would be burned to ashes. In all, 22,000 healthy citrus trees were burned and bulldozed, leaving behind nothing but dry, sandy soil. A long family legacy seemed to go up in smoke, due not to disease but to the mere threat of it. There was nothing that owner Mike Houghtaling could do. Or so it seemed. Mike and Diane Houghtaling are not the types to wring their hands and give up in despair. Under his watch, the grove produced premium fruit, not the kind that was mashed into juice containers but the kind that made up beautiful baskets for the enjoyment of locals and were wrapped as gifts for those not blessed to live here. Three years ago, Mike and Diane, their family and employees, replanted 8,100 orange trees by hand. They also installed a state-of-theart irrigation system. Most of the trees they planted were to produce Honeybell tangelos, one of the most rare, most soughtafter, and difficult to produce varieties of citrus in Florida. And today, just over three years later, those trees are bearing fruit. Delicious fruit. Houghtaling has a long association with the land. His great-grandfather was working it in South Hillsborough in the late 1800s; his father, Julius Dooley Houghtaling, expanded the family farm but went on to become a nuclear physicist. The land is in Mikes blood, and it turns out there was a silver lining to watching his family legacy involuntari-MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSMike Houtaling of Dooley Groves with some freshly harvested Honeybell oranges. After losing the grove to the mere threat of citrus canker, Houghtaling brought it back, with the first harvest going on now. It doesnt get any more real than this. It is local, it is fresh, Houghtaling said. Above, the oranges are rinsed as part of the selection and packing process. James Vann: From prison guard to celebrated artist, teacherBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netFor two decades as a guard at one of Americas toughest prisons, James Vann held the keys to the cells of con men, killers and thieves. But it was with a paintbrush, not a key, that Vann unlocked and connected with the hard men of Rikers Island jail in New York City. A lot of people find themselves when they are locked up, Vann said. I found most of the prisoners were creating either through writing, painting or even sculpting with soap scum from the showers and hair from the barber shop. A word with his supervisors, and the prison art program was born with Vann leading classes at city prisons. I would take their artwork to galleries in SoHo (the Mecca of New Yorks art world) and the inmates pieces would sell more than mine because people were intrigued by the stories of the artists creating art behind bars, Vann said. And while hes never stopped teaching, Vann is also always creating. Art and Soul, an exhibition of Vanns work, is featured this month at Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Dr., next to the Brandon Regional Library. Vann will be on hand for an opening night reception, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. A graduate of the High School of Art & Design in New York City, Vann attended New Yorks Albert Pels School of Art before he began a career as corrections officer. Recognizing his artistic ability, Vann was quickly promoted to art director in New York City Department of Corrections Public Affairs Division, where he led art classes for more than 20 years. Jimmy has a true commitment to the arts and his life is dedicated to promote not only the arts, but the artists with a loving and generous commitment to helping those artists who are just now Awareness video to be shown Jan. 12By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netFor the whole month of January, Janet Cardulla is collecting necessities for rescued victims of human trafficking. Cardulla, the president of the Sun City Center Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking, says just about anything people can donate is needed, from toiletries to underwear. The Sun City Center group is an offshoot of the Tampa Bay Community Campaign, which June Wallace, also a resident of Sun City Center, founded after taking special training from law enforcement officials. Wallace has been a resident of South County since 2011, coming from Largo, where she had won awards for her activity against human trafficking. People dont realize that Florida is one of the three worst states for trafficking of this kind, Wallace said in an interview Jan. 4. There are more than 100,000 children attacked by sex traffickers every year and at least 200,000 more at risk [nationally]. The other two states with the highest numbers are Texas and California.

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2 JANUARY 9, 2014 BC1304360-1213 No More Driving from Place to Place BC1304360-1213 Using the most up-to-date imaging techniques and low dose technology helps us provide you with an accurate, satisfying and stress-free imaging experience. Comprehensive screening and diagnostic imaging services include: Open MRI CT Digital screening and diagnostic mammography Ultrasound DXA bone density Digital X-ray Walk-in service is available for screening mammography, ultrasound and X-rayWe oer a wide range of general and specialized services, including accurate, timely and aordable testing. Fast walk-in service: No appointment is necessary at any location* and wait times are minimal. Accuracy: Professional sta and state-of-the-art equipment help ensure accurate test results. Excellent service: Our experts are committed to unmatched customer service for patients and physicians.* Except for glucose tolerance testing and some rare tests that require special preparation budding, unknown for now, just loving their experience under an experienced and generous professional artist, said Ronna J. Metcalf, former director of Tampas Life Enrichment Center where Vann has taught for 12 years. The recipient of numerous commissions for designs and murals from the New City Police and Fire departments and the Hillsborough County Public Art Committee, Vann was named Artist of the Year by the Greater Brandon Arts Council in 2011. Most recently, he completed six large outdoor murals on the African American history of the Bay area at the Tampa Police Departments District III headquarters in East Tampa. Jimmys work is unique, tying together his love of jazz and neocubist art, Metcalf said. He is, I believe, a one-of-a-kind artist in the Tampa Bay community. Vanns love of classic jazz drips from each canvas. Most of my artwork is based around old-school jazz. Its the music I grew up on, and I try to recapture that flavor with my art, said Vann, who can take anywhere from a couple of days to months to create a painting. Theres a lot of jazz around today but much of it is electrified or amplified. I try to capture the soul of the oldschool jazz, said Vann, who also creates ties featuring jazz greats. While paint flows through his veins, his passion for teaching runs just as deep. Every class I teach, you get someone who will say they cant draw a straight line with a ruler but I just say lets sit down and try and I have not had one person who could not paint. We all can draw and paint, said Vann who has led classes for seniors at the University of South Floridas Center for Creative Aging and atrisk teens in Sulphur Springs. When I retired to Tampa 22 years ago, my plan was just to paint for myself but every time I see the successes of my students I Vann, 74, will carry his paintbrush to the grave. Like any artist or musician who loves his art, you cant retire from it. You might retire from the stage, but you cant stop singing or plying your craft. Vanns artwork will be on display Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 29 at Center Place. Call 813-685-8888 for more information. Visit Vanns website, http:// jamesvannart.com/ or email the artist at Jazzycanvas@aol.com to learn more about his work.James Vann: From prison guard to celebrated artist, teachercant stop, Vann said. Vann is always working to help students reach their greater potential, Metcalf said. Whether its older adults, like our students at the Life Enrichment Center, or children. Jimmy is an artist with a heart that is even larger, in my opinion, than his prolific and accomplished artistic career. Vanns fame extends beyond the art world. Donald Bain, author of Murder, She Wrote, and a fan of Vanns work, decided to set the latest version of the popular murder mystery series in Ybor City after spending time in Tampa with Vann. Prescription for Murder includes an acknowledgement to Vann and wife Jeannette, and also references the Life Enrichment Center. Center Places gift shop has been displaying Vanns work for a couple of years now so we just thought we would ask him to do a show here and display his work, said Lisa Rodriguez, the centers marketing director. Hes a very interesting person, and his work is very colorful so I think the exhibition will draw a huge crowd. PHOTOS COURTESY JAMES VANNJames Vanns work, featured this month at Brandons Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, is inspired by old-school jazz.X Dizzy by James Vann is inspired by Dizzy Gillespie, one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of 20th century.

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JANUARY 9, 2014 3 Showmens CIRCUS 30th AnnualUnder The Big Top Saturday, Jan 11Featuring circus acts from around the globe All the excitement takes place at The International Independent Showmens Association6195 Riverview Drive, GibsontonShowtimes 1 4 7 p.m.Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the doorAdvance Tickets available at The Showmen's Club in Gibsonton and Observer Newspaper in Ruskin FREE Kids Tickets available at local merchants STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied | American Board of Dermatology Switlyk Dermatology813-634-6600STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied American Board of Dermatology South County YMCA to break ground Jan. 21By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netThe groundbreaking of a new South County YMCA wont be a public affair, but the Y plans an Open House later in the year. Meanwhile, YMCA officials want to keep the community and its potential users informed about its progress. On Jan. 21 at 11 a.m., a private affair for members of the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area YMCA and county officials helping to make the project happen will take place inside Vance Vogel Park on Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton. The new Y will be located off Big Bend Road, just east of Interstate 75, directly south of Vance Vogel Park. The plans for this originally came up almost three years ago when the county was seeking a way to expand fields and programs in the area through a public-private partnership such as it had in several other areas. Three public meetings were held in South County before the plan went to County Commissioners Aug. 7. They voted to commit to providing $2 million toward Phase I of the project, with the Y putting up another $1.5 mil. The first part of Phase I was the Design Phase, and will now be followed by the construction of three athletic fields; a single-court covered open gym; a pavilion with restrooms, storage and concessions; a playground; site grading, utilities, drainage, permits and parking. Originally this phase was scheduled to be completed by April 2015 but now the county and the Y expect to have it open with programs running by December. At that time we plan to hold a grand opening for the public complete with a ribbon cutting, said Cindy Sofarelli, senior group vice president for the YMCA area including all of South County, Balm, Lithia and Brandon. A special land-lease with the county makes it possible for new fields and athletic programs the county cannot pay for or operate alone, said Kurt Gremley, representing Hillsborough County. Such a public-private partnership between the county and the Y has been successful in Town n Country, Gremley said. The YMCA will be responsible for paying for Phase II, which is slated to include two multi-purpose athletic fields and a second airnasium court (which is an open gym) at a cost of about $400,000, to open approximately a year after Phase I.Last is the aquatics center and a multi-purpose family facility, which would be expanded as funds allow. The estimated cost of this phase is about $1.5 million of Y funds and is expected to be finished in 2016. This will allow local high schools to have swimming teams, and for many other events not now available to the schools, Sofarelli said.More information about the YMCA, and contact numbers for those who would like to become involved in its boards and councils, is available at http:// www.tampaymca.org.

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I say old-fashioned because it is hard to find a stewing chicken these days. Okay, I would also take pot roast with brown gravy and potatoes that had been cooked with the meat. Heck, I would be thrilled with a quarter-pound hamburger, but instead I am looking at a plate full of raw vegetables. They should rename January to Veggitary, because it seems that every year the same thing happens. I start eating all the good things put before me during the November and December holidays, certainly By William Hodges not focusing on vegetables, and then all the veggies that I missed during that time are force-fed me in January. Yes, I have gained a few pounds but is that any reason for this cruel and inhumane treatment? I am promising myself to lose those extra pounds and have come up with some changes in lifestyle. Here are a few of the things I’m trying to do. ‡\003FUXWLQL]LQJ\003VQDFN\003 foods kept in the house. I am being more selective about things I eat EHWZHHQ\003PHDOV\021\003,W\003LV\003DPD]LQJ\003KRZ\003 many calories are contained in one handful of nuts and I can never eat just one. You have to eat a lot of carrots to make up for one handful of pecans. ‡\003,QFUHDVLQJ\003P\\000H[HUFLVH\021\003,\003GRQW\003 know about your household but here we play the game, “While you are up…” The rules are quite simple. You wait until someone gets up and then you say, “While you are up, would you get me…” Most of us have that game down to an art form. For the time being though, if I don’t want it bad enough to get up and get it, I don’t have it. There are other small adjustments that I’m trying to adopt. All in all, the best exercise is to just “move,” so if I get on my feet — whatever I’m doing — I am burning calories. Then there are all the bonus fitness activities such as walking, running, dancing, etc. By the way, if you are a walker, remember that you gain more benefits from staying on your feet longer than by going the same distance in a shorter time. ‡\003&KDQJLQJ\003P\\000HDWLQJ\003SDWWHUQV\021\003 Many times we eat because of the activity we are participating in at the time, not because we are hungry. I like to multi-task, so I’m always tempted to eat while watching television. The food commercials don’t help. At our house that’s not much of a problem because we record everything DQG\003WKHQ\003]RRP\003WKURXJK\003WKH\003FRP Positive Talk: Up to here with vegetables Water quality testing conducted by the Florida Department of Health on Dec. 30, resulted in a beach closed for swimming at E.G. Simmons Park. On Saturday, at least, that wasn’t a problem for some of the day as the tide was so low, the waterline was well off the beach, making swimming an unlikely event, not considering the cool temperatures. The low water proved to be an opportunity for treasure hunters combing the beach. While the water may have been off-limits, the trails, playground and swingset were fully operational. For area water quality information, visit tinyurl.com/observer-beachwater. At Simmons Park on Saturday: No swimming, no problem MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO mercials; but for many people watching in real time, it is. The other night, as an experiment, I counted 14 food commercials in an hour’s time, all of them trying to get me to eat something other than veggies. If I spend time on the computer instead of in front of the television — using both hands for the keyboard — hours can go by without me even thinking about food. Take a look at your activity patterns. What causes you to eat; is it hunger, stress, boredom? When you know that, you can avoid those patterns of activity. Well, that’s it for now. I’m using my power of positive thinking to make my plate of grilled chicken, broccoli, and baked potato taste like a hot beef sandwich. 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.com Want to write your life story? 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Chairman of Hillsborough Dems to speak Michael K. van Hoek, chairPDQ\003RI\003WKH\003+LOOVERURXJK\003&RXQW\\000 Democratic Party, is the schedXOHG\003VSHDNHU\003DW\003WKH\003QH[W\003RXWK\003 KRUH\003'HPRFUDWLF\003&OXE\003PHHWLQJ\003 RQ\003KXUVGD\)65(\017\003-DQ\021\003\034\003DW\003\024\035\026\023\003S\021P\021\003DW\003 WKH\003RXWKKRUH\003HJLRQDO\003/LEUDU\\000 LQ\003XVNLQ\021\003 Van Hoek has a unique vantage point to view the current political scene as it happens locally and state-wide running up to the 2014 mid-term elections. His topics are potential candidates, key issues and controversial positions on critical issues. KH\003OLEUDU\\000LV\003ORFDWHG\003DW\003\024\030\033\024\031\003 %HWK\003KLHOGV\003:D\\000LQ\003XVNLQ\021\003\000HHW\003 and greet refreshments start at 1 p.m. All Democrats and likeminded persons are urged to attend the meeting. Visit www.southshoredemocraticclub.org for more information. 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6 JANUARY 9, 2014 Beltone Hearing Care Centers are independently owned and operated. Benets of hearing instruments vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper t. Participation may vary by location. 813.633.9200Sun City Center, FL 33573 104 Pebble Beach Blvd. (Across from Walgreens)www.beltone.comWe are providers of BCBS The road to better hearing starts with a single, simple step: a FREE hearing consultation at BeltoneHearing not what it used to be? Your hearing and your life could be so much better with good hearing. It all starts with a hearing screening its quick and easy and ABSOLUTELY FREE at Beltone! Should you need a little hearing help, tiny Beltone Promise hearing aids let you: restaurants Beltone Promise Plus, they help keep your brain actively engaged so you can participate in life to the fullest.Experience the latest advancements in hearing care for yourself. of Beltone Promise hearing aids are being conducted JANUARY 9-15, 2014.Reserve your spot today.Dont wait, call today! FREEHearing ConsultationPlus, a check for excess ear wax. FREEIn-Office Trialof the Beltone Promise January 9-15, 2014 New hearing aids are so small, they practically vanish in the ear.

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Khalid Abouelhouda, chef/owner, would like to take this opportunity to thank the Apollo Beach and nearby communities for their support in the past year. Pita Kebob features a menu dotted with offerings from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and many other Mediterranean cultures. The restaurant, open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., offers gyros as well the simple grilled pleasures of lamb, beef, kofta, or chicken kebobs. They also feature spinach and meat pies, chicken shawarma, grilled fish, crispy falafel and salads, such as tabouli, fatoush or Greek salad. Kids get their own special menu, and everyone will enjoy rice pudding or baklava for dessert. Ask about Pita Kebob’s catering solutions for your next corporate event or social occasion. To reach Khalid Abouelhouda, call 813-419-4926. Apollo Beach resident places 2nd in Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest Anthony Yeoman of South Shore Toastmat ers of Apollo Beach placed 2nd in the 2013 Toastmasters District 48 Fall Conference Humor ous Speech Competition. The event was held No vember 16, 2013 at the Courtyard Marriott in Bradenton. “I joined Toastmasters to build skills as a public speaker. I never imagined I would be participating in a contest like this five months into my member ship,” says Yeoman. Yeoman, having won at two previous levels, represented Toastmasters District 48 Division D and competed against five other Toastmasters representing divi sions A, B, C, E, and F. All in all throughout the competition at all levels more than a 1,000 competi tors were involved. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organiza tion that teaches communication and leadership skills through a worldwide network of more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. In District 48, which covers west/ central Florida, there are 141 Toastmasters clubs. South Shore Toastmasters is open to the public and meets regularly each 2nd and 4th Tues day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Li brary, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For more information about the club, visit their website: 619417.toastmastersclubs.org The next meeting of the South Shore Toastmasters is Tuesday Jan. 14. Drop in visitors are wel come. Better Manage Your Time The Riverview Woman’s Club welcomes Mary Owens of Black Diamond Associates who will help members and participants better manage their time. Join them Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Cost is $17 for non-members and $15 for members. Bring your friends and neighbors to meet a dynamic group of women who have the same interest, to give back to their community. RSVP to 813-334-3196 or Jeanne@square-oneinspection. com. Free Music Makers workshop for kids Children ages 4-10 can attend a free workshop on the second Saturday of every month from 9:3011 a.m. at Music Showcase at 402 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. This fun and interactive workshop allows children to hear and see band and orchestral instruments like the flute, trumpet, tuba, or violin — and they get to try them out themselves. Kids will also make an instrument that they get to take home along with a goody bag. “This is a great opportunity for children to learn about different instruments and then hopefully decide that they want to learn how to play one because music is fun and helps students improve their math and schoolwork,” says Deborah Evans, public relations director at Music Showcase. The Music Makers Workshop will take place on Saturdays, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10. The workshop is free, but you must register in advance by visiting faopa.org. 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QOLQH\003*HQHDORJ\\000HVRXUFHV\003\020\003:HGQHVGD\)55(\017\003-DQ\021\003\024\030\003DW\003\026\035\026\023\003S\021P\021 Learn to use the library’s online genealogical databases, including Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest, and strategies to overcome genealogy research problems. Seating limit: 36. &RPSXWHU\003XWRU\003\020\003:HGQHVGD\)55(\017\003-DQ\021\003\024\030\003DW\003\030\035\026\023\003S\021P\021 Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. For all of the above programs, registration in person is required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. \015\022\003\031\022 \015 \012\023\026\021 $LU\003\FH Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler S. Harris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Harris is the daughter of Angela Osborne of Brandywine, Md., and Darryl Harris of Gibsonton, Fla. She is a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School. $UP\)] TJETBT/TT3 1 Tf10 0 0 10 634.2068 691.343 Tm[(Army Pvt. Oscar Esparza has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Esparza is the son of Maricela and Ruben Esparza of Ruskin. He is a 2010 graduate of Lennard High School, Ruskin.. $UP\)] TJETBT/TT3 1 Tf10 0 0 10 634.2068 437.263 Tm[(Army Pfc. Ryan J. Figueroa has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Figueroa is the son of Jacqueline Santana of Winter Garden, and Sheldon Figueroa of Riverview. He is a 2009 graduate of East Bay High School in Gibsonton. ‘Around the World with Wine’ is Jan. 31 The Apollo Beach Woman’s Club will hold a wine-tasting event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 at Apollo Bistro, 6520 Riches Way in Apollo Beach. “Around the World with Wine,” presented by Hugh Moore of PRP Wines In ternational, is open to the community. Tickets are $10 per person, with the money going to the schol arship fund. Wine will be available for both tasting and purchase. For tickets or information contact Louise Smith at 813-641-8202. To join the Apollo Beach Woman’s Club ($20 annually) or learn more about the organization, contact Judy Peck at 813-746-1072. & Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc. SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING

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8 JANUARY 9, 2014 Attention Homeowners: Michael Hollander, owner of WeatherTite Windows, announced a great savings plan. His $0 down program, along with reduced pricing, is great for homeowners who are in need of replacement windows and doors. All the homeowners who respond within two weeks from the date on this notice and purchase are eligible to make this purchase with no money down and have a interest, no payment program. Mr. Hollander emphasized the program is effective immediately and he will be able to arrange low monthly payments to suit the budgetary needs of every home. This amazing program allows you to purchase windows now and pay later, while taking advantage of the no cost now program. This very special program in Florida. WeatherTite Windows and Doors come with 7 great warranties, meet stringent codes for hurricanes and provide year round energy savings for your home. only, new clients who purchase WeatherTite Windows will get Get 1 FREE, PLUS receive a minimum purchase. 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Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: When moving with your cat, it is best to keep it in a large carrier while unpacking. Also, do a safety check of the house. Make sure all window screens are secure and cords on curtains wont fall off and become a choking hazard. Check that all vents are securely covered. Tampa Bay WAVES meet Jan. 11Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. The Unit meets on the second Saturday of each month in the Assisted Living Facility of Hawthorne Village, a retirement community located on W. Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue on the south side of Lumsden. The Assisted Living building is the first one on the right of the entrance road into the Hawthorne compound. In the new year, the Unit will continue to participate in various events assisting American veterans, especially female veterans, including support of programs at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. The Unit is actively seeking new members and welcomes all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information call Jeannette Green at 813-657-9164. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG NoelNoel is a long-haired beautiful gray cat with pretty white markings who is adjusting to people, thanks to C.A.R.E. volunteers. She allows people to pet her and seems to enjoy it. She will also allow you to pick her up on special occasions, but the screened-in lanai is her favorite place to be. Why not give this big, beautiful cat a forever home? Noel is spayed and up-to-date on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be microchipped. DOB March 2, 2005. SarahSarah is a darling hound mix puppy, a gentle soul and simply beautiful. A kind citizen saw Sarah get left behind as a stray in the Ruskin area. During her short time at the shelter she has been responsible for many giggles. Like most young dogs, Sarah loves getting attention and giving affection. Stop by to visit with Sarah; she is ready to flourish in her forever home. As part of Sarahs adoption she has been made current on her shots and will be spayed, and microchipped. DOB: July 1, 2013C.A.R.E. Pets of the week

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JANUARY 9, 2014 9 Coming Soon to Curbs in Sun City Center and Kings PointAutomated residential garbage and recycling collection service will begin in the Sun City Center and Kings Point communities on Jan. 15, 2014. Automated collection is a process where garbage and recycling containers are emptied using a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle, instead of workers lifting cans and bins by hand. TAMPA BAY TIMES 5.5" (3 col.) x 10.5"www.HillsboroughCounty.org/TalkTrash WAIT UNTIL JAN. 15 TO SET CARTS OUT AT CURBBeginning the week of Jan. 6, a GRAY roll cart for garbage and a BLUE roll cart for recycling will be delivered to Hillsborough County Solid Waste customers in Sun City Center and Kings Point. DO NOT place the roll carts out for collection until the new service begins the following week. BE SMART WHEN ITS TIME TO USE THE CARTSPlease read the important information that will be delivered with the carts. When the new service starts, allow a 3-foot clearance around each cart at the curb. All garbage and recyclables must go in the carts. There will be NO change to your yard waste collection. It will still be picked up manually, in containers and cans provided by residents, or in bags and bundles. FOR MORE INFORMATIONScan QR code on your smartphone, visit our website, or call the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department at 813-272-5680. www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ There will be NO change to your yard waste collection. It will still be picked up manually, in containers and cans provided by residents, or in bags and bundles. FOR MORE INFORMATION Scan QR code on your smartphone, visit our website, or call the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department at 813-272-5680. Carts Are Coming Jan.6 Jens MarketPlacesApollo Beach & Hwy 41 Sunday, January 12 10am-2pm 6542 N US Hwy 41 at C1 Bank Parking Lot Wild Caught Seafood at Sunday MarketPlacesThank you to our Supporters:The Landing at Waterset Sunday, January 19 10am-2pm 7012 Sail View Lane Off Big Bend Road Sun City Center Saturday, January 25 11am-3pm 1651 Sun City Center Plaza SCC Chamber & Payant Financial Plaza Info: www.jens-market.com 813-846-1316Three ways to keep your New Years Resolutions!1. Eat Smart! Shop for Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, Eggs, Spices & Herbs! 2. Feel Great! Walk the MarketPlace! Were Pet Friendly Too! 3. Have fun! Meet old and new friends in your community!Farmers Market Arts and Crafts Fresh Prepared Food Three Locations Every Month! 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. A native son comes to the Firehouse Cultural Center with magicMagician and entertainer Nathan Coe Marsh will bring his nationally renowned talents in magic and comedy to the Firehouse Cultural Center for two shows on Saturday, Jan. 11. The first show for families and children of all ages will take place at 3 p.m. The second show will take place during the weekly Firehouse Pub at 7:30 p.m. and is billed as an evening of infectious laughter, stunning impossibilities, and the most fun youve had with a blowtorch, samurai sword, duct tape, and an iPad. Metromix described his show: Marshs physical comedy rivals Jim Carrey... The show was topnotch, and Nathan Coe Marsh was personable, funny, engaging and as a magician stellar at his craft. Nathan Coe Marsh is the son of Ruskin artists Bruce Marsh and Dolores Coe. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for a slightly higher price. On Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. the cultural center will screen the WEDU documentary film, Too Close to Home, human trafficking in Tampa Bay. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are recommended. Beginning on Friday, January 17, the cultural center will host three presentations of An Illiad, performed by The Gorilla Theater. The FCC says this about the performance: Every time I sing this song, I hope its the last time. So says The Poet as he digs deep to sing Homers epic story of war, honor, violence and the Greek siege of the city of Troy. Hes told this story for centuries, conjuring the heroes and battles for different cultures and eras. Now in the shadow of modern wars, he unleashes the storys power for a modern audience. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? An Illiad will play at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18 and at a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended. On Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m., the FCC will host Belmot & Jones, the Tallahassee-based countryblues duo of Charlie Engstrom and Carrie Hamby. Advance tickets are recommended. The Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin, near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 41 and Shell Point Road. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 813-6457651 or visit their website at www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.Magician and entertainer Nathan Coe Marsh

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12 JANUARY 9, 2014 SUN CITY CENTER RESIDENTS: Our names are Dr. Darrin Tyson and Dr. Shanelle Tyson. If you have idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetic Neuropathy, you may be asking yourself any or all of these questions: If any of these problems or concerns are creating a situation where the quality of your life is being compromised, then you need to pay close attention to what were telling you in this article. Isnt it sad to otherwise feel so alive and full of vigor, but not be able to fully participate in life because the pain, tingling, and numbness is so pervasive, so feel downright angry that these symptoms have carrying a load of pain, and live life through an allraising its ugly head, no matter how hard you try to Going to the store. Playing golf with friends, or just trying to get some much-needed sleep and rest sharp pain, tingling, and the numbness. Heres What Makes Peripheral Neuropathy So Dangerous: See, PN is so bad because it sort of sneaks up on you. Quietly like a thief in the night. Like the angry spouse in the detective stories who slowly poisons the other spouse with arsenic.....PN is a condition that slowly eats away at you. It doesnt happen in an instant like breaking a leg. No, its just like a poison (especially with diabetes), doing its damage to nerves slowly. So slowly, that at first, when its already done some damage, you wont even notice it. What About Your Future?: Unfortunately, there are people who have been forced to quit their jobs or give up their social life outcome of your visits to the MD have resulted in taking cortisone injections, Motrin, prescriptions for Neurontin, and youve experienced the drowsiness as the tranquilizing, nerve-deadening effect wears So, Back To The Question: the tingling, prickling, hot fire-like burning sensation in your feet or continuing to take mindinvasive diabetic and peripheral neuropathy treatment is now available, for the first time ever, in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. If your feet feel like youre walking on thumbtacks or are on fire, or if they tingle unbearably, or they feel as cold as a frozen Popsicle you owe it to yourself to check out this new technology. There May Be Hope For You With A New Technology For Treating Peripheral Neuropathy Called: ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ATTENTION Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers... New, Breakthrough Treatment Reduces or Possibly Eliminates Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Without Drugs or Surgery! (Would you like to end the numbness, burning, tingling, and sharp pain in your feet, toes, calves, and legs? If so, read on........) Neuro-Analgesia Electronic Signal Treatment, is a patented, innovative treatment modality that utilizes a modulated and attenuated pulsed electronic signal (current) that can burning, sharp pain and associated numbness and tingling of PN! So, How Does Neuro-Analgesia Work? a modulated electronic signal that pulses very rapidly, firing off very short micro-bursts of current that effectively overrides pain receptors. The attenuated current or signal penetrates deeply through and across both nerveendings and affected muscles and other associated tissues, producing profound physiological changes, such as reduced swelling and inflammation. Microcirculation is increased and pain levels can drop dramatically after just a few treatments! The physiological changes are triggered by the electronic signal or current, making this a signal treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery; side effects are, for the most part, nonachieve results faster than other treatment options!!! What Do You Experience During A Treatment? Patients remain fully clothed, and you may sit in a in a recliner! During every phase of the treatment you will be very comfortable and relaxed. Youll experience a soothing sense of electrical stimulation in your feet and legs. Some patients read or watch TV throughout the procedure; others close their eyes and take a nap! NOTE: This technology is patented, exclusive technology. This is not available anywhere else in the State of Florida. Therefore, space and availability is extremely limited........ What Patients Are Saying About Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy I cant begin to tell you how much your Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy program has done for me. I used to have constant leg pain, burning, numbness and stinging sensations in the feet. I could barely stand to brush my teeth or walk through the grocery store. I had been to see just about every kind of doctor there is, and I just kept getting worse and worse. I had virtually quit all of the things I used to enjoy doing-golf, bowling, square-dancing, going to football games-just about everything. My improvement has been continuous and steady-pain levels and discomforts have dropped to a fraction of what they used to be, and Im now able to do most of the things I used to do! Thank you, and thanks to your staff too! Who Should Call For A Qualifying Assessment? (diabetic or otherwise) for at least six months, and nothing has helped and nothing seems to help of other options Who Should Not Call? have to reserve this technology for the worst of the worst ) (again, we must reserve this for the worst cases) and please do not call if you have not tried some other form of treatment! Now, Whats the Next Step You Should Take? to take action. This is the very first time that we have released any information on our Peripheral date, we have only treated established, existing soon as possible to schedule your complimentary The FREE 4-Point Qualifying Assessment No charge at all and you dont need to buy anything. But, you will find out if you qualify for this revolutionary new therapy. You wont leave our office wondering if its something that could have helped you get rid of your pain. During your assessment, well check out your: pain levels, reflex response, balance & risk of fall assessment and a complete quantitative & qualitative examination. Expires 2/9/14. Call Today!CALL OUR 24 HOUR HELP LINE AT 941-952-3867 Sarasota Spine and Nerve Institute Dr. Darrin Tyson, D.C. Dr. Shanelle Tyson, D.C.(Conveniently located 1 mile east of I-75 off University Parkway)

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Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by Full Circle 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo doors open 3 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Sunday Football, 1 p.m.. 5 high-definition TVs. Every Monday Karaoke for Elks and guests, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Every Tuesday –Jam Session – 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday – Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chef’s Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. $8. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089. Manatee RV Park dance is Jan. 11 Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Music will be provided by Brian Ashley. BYOB; ice will be provided. The cost is $5 per person, and the public is invited. For more information, contact J. Sullivan at 603-332-5342 or E. Resch at 813-649-1185. Manatee RV Park is on U.S. Hwy 41, four miles north of I-275 or seven miles south of Ruskin. East County Dems meet Feb. 11 The East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at O’Brien’s Irish Pub, 701 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. The speaker will be Mitch Perry, News and Politics Editor of Creative Loafing The club will also elect a slate of officers for 2014. Donations of food and clothing for ECHO will be appreciated. Visit www.hillsboroughdems.org for more information. Club President Mike Angel can be reached at ehdclub@yahoo.com. Fundraising tea party to benefit Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma On Saturday, Feb. 15 the public is invited to participate in a very special tea party to benefit Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma. The party will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the banquet room of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza in Sun City Center. Tickets are $15 per person. At tendees will be treated to a selection of gourmet teas and their choice of sweet and savory refreshments. 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I also had a deadline for the newspaper bearing down on me, the first of a then-unknown number of many deadlines yet to come while I inched the boat down the East Coast home to Ruskin. I was almost insanely anxious about the boat, the long, cold journey ahead, and my job. Alone, shivering in the cockpit, I called Brenda. Dont worry about the deadline. Dont worry about the paper. Pull in somewhere, get warm and enjoy the day, she said cheerily over the phone. What kind of boss would do that? Especially these days? But that was Brenda. She cared deeply, and she had an incomparable heart. She cared enough to let her employee take off for something open-ended that was important only personally. She knew what it would mean to me. She also had enough confidence to believe that it would work for the paper. Few people in my life have ever demonstrated such confidence in me. She made me want to live up to it. That night, tied up to a dock in a warm boat, I wrote about her in my column. A few days later I received an email from her, written in humor: Mitch: Just checking to see if you are warm and toasty or frozen solid. Just because I printed your Observations today doesnt mean you get out of writing my BIG obit when it is time. However, I will have to put my foot down when it comes to writing nice things about me for the newspaper otherwise there wont be anything nice left to say for the obit. Stay safe and warm. BBK There isnt enough room for all of the nice things I could say. There arent enough words. In August of 2001, I walked into the igloo-looking building on Shell Point Road in Ruskin, the then-home of The Observer News, and asked if I could speak with the editor. That is when I met Brenda. Nervously, I pulled out an old film camera with some decade-old lenses and a brand-new digital camera that I had just bought a week prior, and offered to take pictures for free. Brenda told me that I could take pictures if I wanted, but it couldnt be free. The modest sum the paper paid seemed princely at the time. I left her office feeling as though she had opened the door to something amazing in my life, which is exactly what she had done. When the paper was smaller, quieter, we spent hours talking after the press had run and the newspapers were out for delivery. No one would be in the office but us and we would talk about everything going on in life, some of it, occasionally, even involved our jobs. I made her cry. Some instances of that were okay. I would write a personal column that truly was personal and she would walk over and say, You made me cry! Brenda was no pushover when it came to the written word. She was a voracious reader she read every single word in the newspapers she published and, when finished with that, would fire up her Kindle to read books over lunch. That she actually felt something in reading my meager words was a good sign, I thought. But I also made her cry for the wrong reasons. When something would turn in my personal life, she took it personally, too. She felt that deeply and I felt as though I had made my own mother or sister cry. No one wants to do that. But in the end, that is part of life and ironically it is a part to be celebrated. When you love people, you sometimes get to hold hands while riding on lifes roller coaster. Sometimes you are laughing, sometimes your eyes are tightly closed in fear. But you always know someone is with you. That is a blessing. Brenda was a blessing. She is among the strongest and bravest women I have ever known. A few years ago she went through treatment for cancer and almost no one knew about it. She would have an appointment for radiation treatment or chemo and then come into work. She didnt complain, she didnt let on how she must have felt. She just went on. Running a good news newspaper wasnt a business strategy for her, it was how she lived. She saw the good in people and in life. She was a woman of class, intelligence and optimism and a Floridian through and through and that meant something inexplicably good. In many ways, the newspaper was a reflection of how she saw and approached life: as something that was truly, inherently good. I wish there were more MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe newspaper was a big part of Brendas life and through it, she opened doors for others, including me.Observations: Goodbye my friendX X (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachBRAKE SERVICE$9999 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/ Better CareALIGNMENT$6999

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JANUARY 9, 2014 17 illsborough earing Aid Center Better Hearing...Better Life! H that arent producing the fruit he wants. They will be cut down and replaced, doubtless difficult for the fledgling grove. Honeybell tangelos tend to ripen only in January; there is just one crop per year. And now even the weather is cooperating. The recent cold weather is good for the oranges, Mike said. They are ripe and ready to go but there hasnt been enough cold weather. Until now, at least. Citrus canker still exists and is nearly everywhere, including in neighboring groves. Although how it is dealt with is no longer a policy of slash and burn, Mike planted eucalyptus trees around his groves to act as barriers to the disease. They also help to shelter the trees during the rare hard freezes. This is real, he said. It doesnt get any more real than this. It is local, it is fresh. This is everything to us. We decided that giving up was not an option for us, Diane added. Their store is bright, sunny and filled with the fruits of their labor. In addition to their varieties of produce (which includes beautiful, enormous ponderosa lemons, which Diane refers to, accurately, as Dr. Seuss lemons), there is a wide array of other locally produced products, from syrup to candies. But it is the Honeybell oranges, the lemons and the grapefruit that are the stars of the show. They all come from home. This year our aim is to sell most everything through our store, Mike said. Next year we hope our production will double or triple. Three years ago, the article that ran in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current drew to a close with a quote from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, one of Floridas most famous writers and a woman who lovingly tended her own orange grove. And now with beautiful groves bearing fruit rising from the ashes, another Rawlings quote offers an invitation: It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. ...One is now inside the grove, out of one world and in the mysterious heart of another. Enchantment lies in different things for each of us. Drive U.S. Hwy 41 south of Ruskin to Universal Drive, take a right on Stephens Road and youll come to Dooley Groves. And there, you can enter another world, an enchanting place where it is beautifully quiet, a place where faith and perseverance won out over adversity. A place where a couple, generations into working the land, have devoted everything to producing something wonderful in Florida, in America. They could have sold their land, there could be houses planned for what has long been a family legacy but instead they worked the dry, sandy soil into lush, wonderful groves. I might be very stupid, Mike said with a laugh, and then received a kiss from Diane. That is not a term anyone who meets him would ever consider. He then looked out at the grove and spoke again. We dont really have any problems. We have everything we need. Dooley Groves is located at 1651 Stephens Rd. in Old Sun City. For information, call 813645-3256 or visit their website at www.dooleygroves.com For more photos, visit www. observernews.net.Dooley GrovesX Mike Houghtaling reaches for a Honeybell orange. It would not be possible to get fruit more fresh than this.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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Some reported that each time they hooked a tarpon, the sharks were there in pursuit of their catch. Saltwater catfish have provided an entertaining week for many who seemed to catch only this fish all day. One angler said he was just as happy with his catfish catches as if he were catching game fish. He had a lot of action and felt that the days fishing were great. Catfish are known around the world. There are thousands of different species depending upon which authority you care to accept. In the United States, we claim only seven varieties. It seems that every region has their own names. Our seven are called: channel cat, which seems to be the most common, white, blue, black, bullhead (both brown and yellow), and the flathead. The catfish feeds by sight and smell and eats almost anything dead or alive. Anglers can use dead shrimp, worms, frogs, grasshoppers, chicken or beef liver, to name a few, for bait. The color of the catfish depends upon the bottom of the water where they live. They could be steel gray or milky white, some have scattered spots, others blue with yellow bellies. Fishing for catfish is simple. It is often the first fish that children catch with a bamboo pole, string, and a hook. Catfish are often found dead on piers and bridges because anglers dont throw them back into the water as catch and release. Many kill them as soon as they catch them. Freshwater catfish graces many dinner tables poached in white wine or cooked with chopped white onion, Worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cover with thin sliced lemons, put a lid over it and let it steam. Watch it closely because fish isnt good when overcooked. This proves that fish can be cooked without a pan full of grease. I enjoyed fried catfish and cajun rice while in New Orleans. In Mississippi we enjoyed it with cheese, garlic, hot spices, and tomato sauce. In Georgia, they called it Redneck catfish, dipped in a heavy flour/egg batter and cornmeal, served with hushpuppies. Alabamas Dixieland catfish was heavy on paprika, had a cavity full of lemons and was baked in French dressing. Catfish Ive enjoyed in Florida have been deep-fat fried, served with cheese grits and hushpuppies. In the State of Washington where I was born, they deep-fried catfish and served them with oysters, sizzling in a skillet, direct to your table. I asked some boaters how they cooked their catfish catches and they all said: We cook it in beer. Saltwater catfish are not all trash fish. Yellow and black bullhead are good tablefare. Black drum are still in the rivers. Some throw this fish back because they think it is a trash fish. It is edible, small size only, as the larger ones often are full of worms. Sheepshead seem to be in all waterways this week. This fish has a lean, white meat which makes great tablefare. Catches have been reported from the canals, piers, bridges and rivers. Larger than usual flounder catches came in from out in the deeper waters, along with some cobia catches. Fresh waters were active this week, with pan fish, largemouth bass and catfish. Some anglers were surprised to find king mackerel still in our waterways this week. Weve had unseasonably warm weather this past week with a day of a cold front arriving, still making it the best fishing waters around. Watch the weather, fish together, in your boat, keep a raincoat.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Catfish got your tongue?

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20 JANUARY 9, 2014 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. 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When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! 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 Ive often heard people ask the question, why cant the charitable giving we see during the holidays last all year? Yes, we do give more at Christmas. Mostly to Toys for Tots or a local angel tree. We also donate meals and warm clothes to the less fortunate. But believe me, charitable giving does go on all year, and mostly by local merchants who understand how giving is great for business! An increasing number of small business owners are affiliating themselves with charities and voluntary organizations to get their business noticed, and to help promote their products and ser vices. Its a total win-win for the company who gets the great PR and the charity that gets what it needs. Linking your name with a charitable cause is an important part of charitable marketing. Even if you are participating in a charity for altruistic reasons, theres no reason why you shouldnt benefit from some great positive exposure. We all like to associate ourselves with businesses (and their owners) that support good causes, especially those causes that are near and dear to our hearts. In the South County area, the most popular are charities for animals, disadvantaged seniors, health issues and anything for our wounded warriors and veterans. Now, these great charities are smart! They know the businesses are looking to get some return on their investment with them. Thats okay! Most of these non-profits are little media machines and very experienced at helping the companies get some great press. Are you looking to partner with a local charity? Here are some great ways to maximize your involvement for both of you. The most important thing is to make sure you and the charity are a good fit. Its a no-brainer for a hospital to support the American Cancer Society. Likewise, our independent and assisted living communities often sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimers. So, look for charities that you believe in and to which you have some affinity. Not only will it be more fun, but also youll be happier giving your time and means. The first priority for this kind of affinity partner ship is to benefit the char ity. But at the end of the day, the business wants meaningful exposure to a large number of influential people. If you are sponsoring a charitable event, try to choose one that will bring those people to the party. Im thinking of the annual Good Samaritan Ball, for instance. And if its appropriate, wear your company shirts to the event to further publicize your business! Let them know its YOU handing out bottled water at the 5K race! Now, none of this benefits the business unless people know about it. Youve got to let folks know you donated goods or services to the char ity by sending press releases and photos to our local press and media. Of course, most of the high-profile causes get the most attention, but here in South County, our local papers are great at covering all kinds of good causes, big and small. You spend a lot of money on your brochures and printed materials. Do they mention your charitable involvement? What about your newsletters, signs, displays, ads? What about your website or Facebook page? And dont forget to ask your charity to recognize your support in their own publicity efforts. Most charities have thousands, perhaps even millions of people that either belong to the char ity or who have some sort of affinity with it. And, in many cases, these people will make excellent prospects for your products or services because you share a special cause. So create a win-win scenario for your business and your favorite cause with an affinity program this year. Its a great way to benefit both of you!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Charitable giving can lead to affinity marketingU.S. monetary system is topicAt 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 Richard Hoffman and Stan Birkinshaw will discuss the U.S. monetary system, including the Federal Reserve System, gold standard, national debt and how they affect our purchasing power. The program is sponsored by the South Shore Chapter of the Tampa 912 Project and is free and open to the public. In addition to discussion of the monetary system, Jeff Lukens will provide background and an update on interest in a Convention of States designed to force an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 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(*Classes are subject to change) Thu 09: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 10: SALSA DANCING NO YOGA CLASSES TODAY 10 to 11 am CANCELLED TODAY Mon 13: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES NO YOGA CLASSES TODAY 10 am to Noon CANCELLED TODAY Tue 14: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 15: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 16: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 17: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 20: MORNING MOVIES CANCELLED SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA CANCELLED TODAY 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 21: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 22: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 23: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 24: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm JANUARY 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes To register for classes please call Rosie at (813) 419-5020 Visit us online for the complete monthly schedule: www.JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EVENTS tab, click Activity Calendar Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Thomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, and Joseph Lang offer investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years Dear Savvy Senior, My pastor recently suggested that I get informed on my elderly parents financial situation and end-oflife plans so I can be better prepared when something happens to them. Whats the best way to handle this and what all do I need to find out? Apprehensive Daughter Dear Apprehensive, Most adult children dont know much about their parents financial situation or end-of-life plans, but they need to. Getting up to speed on your elderly parents finances, insurance policies, long-term-care plans and other information is important because some day you might have to help them handle their financial affairs or care, or execute their estate plan after they die. Without this information, your job becomes much more difficult. Have the Talk If youre uncomfortable starting up a conversation like this with your parents, see TheConversationProject.org for guidance. Its also a good idea to get your siblings or other family members involved. This can help you head off possible hard feelings, plus, with others involved, your parents will know everyone is concerned. When you meet with your parents, youll need to sit down and create several lists of important in-What You Should Know About Your Parents AffairsTHE SAVVY SENIOR:By Jim Miller formation, find out where they keep key documents and how they want certain things handled when they die or if they become incapacitated. Heres a checklist of areas you need to focus on. Personal Information Contacts: Make a list of names and phone numbers of close friends, clergy, their doctors, lawyer, accountant, broker, tax preparer, insurance agent, etc. Personal documents: Find out where they keep their Social Security card, marriage license, military discharge papers, etc. Secured places: Make a list of places they keep under lock and key or protected by password, such as online accounts, safe deposit boxes, safe combination, security alarms, etc. Service providers: Make a list of the companies or people who provide them regular services like utility companies, lawn service, etc. Medical information: Make a copy of their medical history (any drug allergies, past surgeries, etc.) and a list of medications they take. Pets: If they have a pet, what are their instructions for the animals care? End of life: What are their wishes for organ or body donation, and their funeral instructions? If theyve made pre-arrangements with a funeral home get a copy of the agreement. Legal Documents Will: Do they have an updated will or trust, and where is it located? Power of attorney: Do they have a power of attorney document that names someone to handle their financial matters if they become incapacitated? Advance directives: Do they have a living will and a medical power of attorney that spells out their wishes regarding their end-oflife medical treatment? Financial Records Income and debt: Make a list of their income sources such as pensions, Social Security, IRAs, 401Ks, investments, etc. And do the same for any debt (mortgage, credit cards, medical bills, etc.) they may have. Financial accounts: Make a list of the banks and brokerage accounts they use (checking, savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, etc.) and their contact information. Company benefits: Make a list of any retirement plans, pensions or benefits from their former employer including the contact information of the benefits administrator. Insurance: Make a list of the insurance policies they have (life, long-term care, home, auto, Medicare, etc.) including the policy numbers. Property: Make a list of the real estate, vehicles or other properties they own, and where they keep the deeds and titles. Credit cards: Make a list of all their credit and charge cards, including the card numbers and contact information. Taxes: Find out where they keep copies of past years tax returns. For more information, call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 and ask them to mail you a free copy of their publication Lets Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial and Endof-Life Issues, or you can read online at eldercare.gov. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.

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Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 2/13/14MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBN 131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 1/23/14 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons The Tampa Bay group covers all of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and works closely with the cities of Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg, she said. It is active year round, developing and implementing programs to keep children and teens safe and rescue those who have been captured. Sometimes victims, especially teenage girls who have not been cared for by their parents properly, develop what has become known as the Stockholm Syndrome. They develop a loyalty and may even think they are in love with their captors because they are the ones who give them food and shelter (and often drugs) when they behave as they are told, which usually means working as prostitutes. In September, WEDU public television got a grant of $100,000 from the Allegany Franciscan Ministries to produce the documentary Too Close to Home, about human trafficking in Tampa Bay. Because January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the video will be shown Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Two speakers will also be on hand. First, Wallace will explain the problem, and then trafficking survivor Connie Rose will give a talk about her experience. On Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, Change the World Day an event subtitled Keeping Our Children Safe will be held at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, and on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the SouthShore Library, people can hear about and discuss programs that are being implemented in schools and after-school programs to keep local children safe.One of the big things that is happening right now is that Misty Sher wood [a local resident] has gone through the training to give the program in schools, but the teachers cant do it alone, they are just too busy, Wallace said. They need volunteers to train for this, and also to read and help chil dren with their reading skills, especially at Ruskin Elementary School.We saw how Wimauma Elementary went from a D school to an A school when the Hope Fund started mentoring and helping there, Wallace said. The mentoring and reading and keeping children safe can all be done if we can get enough people willing to go into the school in Ruskin. That school went from an A school to a D school, she said, showing a state grade sheet. The Hope Fund was the brainchild of Carla Miles, begun about 10 years ago to help underprivileged children in the WimaumaBalm area who used the schools and parks programs there. Frances Herford of the Ruskin Womans Club is getting her club involved, but the problem is so large we need everyone we can get, Wallace continued. Bob Devagno who does the sex education program at Wimauma Elementary has invited Speak Up and Be Safe talks to be given in his class, and volunteers are also needed for that, she said. Speak Up and Be Safe is a program developed by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children Inc., a nonprofit organization established in memory of the late Monique Burr, who was a passionate advocate of abused and abandoned children. The average age for abduction is 12, with children as young as 8 being taken every day. While Speak Up and Be Safe is going to be given in elementary schools, a video called Chosen will be used in high schools and one called Carissa, a documentary about a throw-away child, will be shown in local detention centers. Another documentary called Trust is about children being lured on computers. One girl was promised shed be a movie star, Wallace said. There are people out there stalking children on the computer all the time. The thing that is most needed besides volunteer help is a shelter for rescued victims, Wallace explained, showing an architectural rendering of a whole complex. It needs to be set back to be safe, yet not too far away from town. About 80 to 100 acres are needed for this. Often the police have no place to put them once they rescue them. Many cant go home a lot are throw-aways whose parents dont care for them, and others are runaways because of abuse. They need a place to go where they can feel safe while they get used to the real world again, she said. Anyone who suspects human trafficking in any of the three counties served by the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking may call 727-562-4917 or visit www.CATFHT.org or call the national trafficking hotline at 888-373-7888. Locally, those who want to help may contact Wallace, at junemwallace@gmail.com.Human trafficking JUNE WALLACE

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24 \000 eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000\000Ykhh[dj JANUARY 9, 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— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank) ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US: SUNDAY MORNINGS: Rev. Richard Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m. Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. ......................................... Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. ....................................... Traditional Service 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Wimauma Church of God Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP The Anointing Church "\016`SS\\000;O\\000]`\016`WdS\032\016A\032\016:\016’\016&\037!\033' \033$$"\036 www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel ->}œ}'iU£££x\015\014iiLL\011` /…'`>]\\000*\037U\012>‡™UVV''œ} To have courage for whatever comes in life; everything lies in that. — Teresa of Avila Area Obituaries Walter Sidney Eberhard Walter Sidney Eberhard, 92, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013. Sid was born in Boston, graduated from MIT and worked as a chemical engineer for Sylvania for 40 years, traveling around the world. A truly nice guy and the epitome of integrity, he made many friends through tireless community service and leadership in the Lions, Tampa Sight Fund, church, SCC Emergency Squad and Security Patrol. For recreation, he played tennis and golf and enjoyed square dancing and ballroom dancing. He is survived by his loving wife Eleanor, children (Gini, Jack, Karen and Doug), 18 grandand great-grandchildren, and sister Jean Hughes. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Sid’s life at Aston Gardens clubhouse on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Thomas R. Haynes Jr. Thomas R. Haynes, Jr. passed away on Friday evening, January 3, 2014, surrounded by his family at Tampa General Hospital in Florida, after a long battle with diabetes. Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Elizabeth “Bette” Haynes; daughter Tanya Haynes; son Jeffry Haynes; daughter-in-law Cheryl; grandsons Joshua Haynes and Kyle Haynes. Tom was a 30-year employee of the Timken Company, retiring in 1989, and Past President of the North Canton Jaycees. Private family services were arranged in Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or the Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221. Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home. Ralph Douglas Knell Ralph Douglas Knell, 86, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Osterville, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 surrounded by his family and his Persian cat Beau. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Rose) Knell for 64 years. Born in Boston, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph and Emma (Powell) Knell. Ralph was a World War II vet eran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Boston Trade School and was service manager for National Cash Register Company on Cape Cod and the Islands for 36 years. Ralph was a member of the Ruskin United Method ist Church and a former member of the Osterville Methodist Church. He was a member of the Mariners Lodge A.F.&A.M. Cotuit, Mass. Ralph was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Boston and a member of Alep po Shriners Temple, Wilmington, Mass. In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his children, Paul D., Kenneth C., Howard R., 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and his sister Eileen Lynch. His sisters Margaret Carlin, Barbara Schow and Joan Knell predeceased him. Funeral services were held on January 8 on Cape Cod. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to LifePath Hospice, Inc., 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. For online guestbook, please visit www. johnlawrencefuneralhome.com. .HQQHWK\003-\021\003:KLWHOG Kenneth J. Whitfield, 70, of Sun City Center passed away December 12, 2013. He was the devoted husband of 43 years to Dolores; loving father of Vincent (Janice), Shannon Kessler (Eric) and Colleen Hiers; beloved grandfather of Ryan and Declan Whitfield, and Chance and Carter Hiers. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister. Ken was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer. Services were held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Discover the treasures of Catholicism Beginning next week, Prince of Peace Catholic Church will offer two courses for adults to help enrich their understanding of the Scrip tures and of the Catholic Church. The first course, “Gospel According to Matthew,” will offer the opportunity for Catholics and non-Catholics to discover the deep richness of the Gospel of Matthew. This course will take place on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 14, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. There is no limit to the number of participants and the course is free of charge. The second course, the acclaimed “Catholicism” series directed by Father Robert Barron, will be led by Deacon Matt Shirina. This course will take place on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. Class size will be limited to 16 people. Course materials are $30. Registration for these courses is now available. Contact Karen Fernandez-Valentine in the parish office at 813-634-2328. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Taking control of your life is focus The South Shore Christian Women’s Connection will hold its January luncheon and program on Thursday, Jan. 9 at Club Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. Inspirational speaker Marilyn Nase will share “From out of control to cruise control: Finding out who’s in control.” In addition, Doris Graham will share some of the treasures found at The Pages of Life Book Store. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the pro gram runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu is penne pasta pri mavera plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available. If you want this option, be sure to or der it when you make your reserva tion. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’ is topic At the Thursday, Jan. 9 meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC, Morris Firebaugh will review the book Better Angels of our Nature by Harvard professor Steven Pinker, a leading humanist of our time. Dr. Firebaugh is a retired Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Blvd. at 7 p.m. ‘Five Wishes’ seminar at UMC At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will host a seminar on Five Wishes the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. This seminar guides you in talks with family, friends and doctor about how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill. Five Wishes focuses on maintaining your human dignity and getting your needs met. Call the church office at 813634-2539 to reserve a seat and informational booklet. Redeemer women to meet The women’s organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Women of the ELCA) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 15 beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Kelly Akerley, a coordinator in the Behavioral Health Program at Brandon Hospital, will present a program on depression and the elderly. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 813634-1292. Esther Ellen Long Bateman Esther Ellen Long Bateman, 86, of Brandon passed away peacefully on December 16, 2013. She was originally from Missouri and had lived in the Brandon area since 1957. Esther was a very dedicated teacher, first in Missouri, then she taught at Riverview Elementary School in Hillsborough County for over 32 years. She had the pleasure of teaching three generations of children before retiring in 1991. She is survived by daughter Kathleen, son Bruce, a sister, one grandson, and many nieces and nephews. A private service will be held on January 19, 2014. For information, call Kathleen at 813-817-2002.

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JANUARY 9, 2014 25 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................4:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.org MASSESVigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass .....................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......... .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonSS Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC Area Places of Worship Noted pianist Dr. Michelle Tabor and Alfonso Lopez, concertmaster of the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, will appear Jan. 12 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center.Tabor and Lopez in concert at St. Andrew Presbyterian Jan. 12Alfonso Lopez and Michelle Tabor will perform a violin-piano concert on Sunday, Jan. 12 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. This concert is part of the Fine Arts Concert Series, now in its 15th year, offered by the church. This remarkable duo has made some memorable music at St. Andrew. Lopez is a violinist, composer, conductor and teacher who is currently concertmaster of the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tabor is a professor of music at the University of South Florida and noted concert pianist who has performed with Lopez in the U.S, and Venezuela since 2001. Tickets for the concert are $10, available at the reception desk or at the door. St. Andrew is located at 1239 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call the church at 813-634-1252. Gospel Workshop of America to be at UCC Jan. 12The Gospel Workshop of America, Tampa Chapter, will present a concert in the sanctuary of United Community Church at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. No tickets are needed, but a free will offering will be requested to be given to the singers. A reception will follow the concert in the Great Hall. All are welcome and all are invited.Womens Aglow meets Jan. 11Womens Aglow International invites you to join its Christian Womens Bible Study at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 11. The group meets at Palm Garden, 3850 Upper Creek Dr. in Sun City Center, to discuss the mind of Christ and the treasures and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Womens Aglow is open to all Christians seeking a better and more knowledgeable relationship with their creator.True Couponing class at Good Samaritan MissionOn Thursday, Feb. 6 the public is invited to attend classes from 7 to 9:15 p.m. from the True Couponing team. Classes will be offered at the basic level in both English and Spanish. True couponing is a method for using consumer coupons for groceries, home and personal care products. Learn how to save for your own family while being a blessing to others. This system has been featured in many local media outlets. To learn more about True Couponing, see their website at http://truecouponing.com. There is no charge to attend class but reservations are requested. For information or to make reservations, call the Mission at 813-634-7136. Good Samaritan Mission is a 501(c)3 organization located at 14920 Balm Wimauma Rd. in Wimauma. The Mission has been providing support to families in need since 1984. For more information about the Mission, see their website at www.gsmission.org. Last Generation gospel duo to perform concert at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes the southern gospel duo Last Generation for a concert on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Based out of Somerset, Pa., and formed in 1982, Last Generation consists of Mike and Karen Matieszyn. Married in 1979, Mike and Karen have dedicated their lives to the call of God and the furtherance of the Gospel. Mike, a former insurance agent, and Karen, a former dental assistant, started Last Generation Ministries as a part-time ministry in 1982. In June of 1996, they answered the call of God on their lives by resigning their secular jobs and careers, and stepping out in full-time ministry. Whether through a testimony, words of a song, a guitar instrumental or sharing the Gospel through the preaching of the Word, Mike and Karen strive to not just entertain but to minister so lives will be changed. Since 1982, Mike and Karen, under the name of Last Generation, have made numerous recordings, and several of their songs have gone national, appearing on Gospel Music charts across the nation. As one pastor said, Your music is just like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day. 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 813-6342539. To learn more about the church, visit www.umcscc.org. South Shore Concert Band plays SCC Jan. 17The 45-member South Shore Concert Band will perform in Sun City Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. The suggested donation is $5 at the door. The band is led by Ken Easton, one of the Tampa Bay areas busiest instructors, performers and conductors. St. Vincent de Paul offers financial helpThe 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. For more information, call 813385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.

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26 JANUARY 9, 2014 FREE Ear Canal Inspection and Hearing Screening for a Limited Time Only!Monday Thru Friday January 9th 17thBecause of the comprehensive nature of the hearing screening, please call ahead for your special appointment.Even this X-Large cotton swab is too small to put in your ear. Your ears are actually self-cleaning! Using a cotton swab to clean your ear pushes wax deeper into the ear canal and can create a blockage. Wax blockage is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and we have an easy and painless way to check your ears. Well use a miniaturized camera to do a complete inspection of your ear canal and ear drum to see if theres a wax blockage problem. Please call today to make an appointment for your FREE Ear Canal Inspection! Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.Do You Hear, but not Understand? You May Have Hearing Loss.... or Maybe its just WAX....We Can Find Out!Call Now and Take Advantage of our Trade-in Event January 9th 17th Only! Choose from Three Complete Hearing Aid Product LinesTake Advantage of the Trade-In Event!Trade-In Value on ONE Hearing Aid Trade-In Value on TWO Hearing Aids $1,200 BEST VALUE!Trade-in offer is subject to participation and quantity limitations. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not appl y to prior sales.0% Financing Available with Approved Credit. All Insurance and Hearing Aid Bene t Plans Welcome. Humana and AARP Discounts Honored.1466 Oak eld Drive Brandon, FL 33511(813) 708-1383Hearing Centers of Southwest Florida139 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Ste 104 Sun City Center, FL 33573(813) 708-1694Walk-ins Welcome! FREE Second Opinions! Proud to be American-Owned & Operated! Voted 1st Place Customer Service and 2nd Place Hearing Aids, 2012www.suncitycenterhearingcenter.com www.hearingcenterofbrandon.com

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nur 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 MERCHANDISE300 MARINE400 ets PersonL g Weight loss support group. Begins Jan. 9, Apollo Beach. Get a head start on your New Years resolution. Register today. 813690-6424 Prayer to the Blessed Virgin. (Never Known to Fail). Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause I your hands (3 times). Say this payer for 3 consecutive days. You must publish it and it will be granted to you. MJL. rgeY reGarage sale. Saturday, Jan. 11, 8am-? Furniture, collectibles, cloth ing, books, etc. 6504 Senegal Palm Way, AB Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 1/10,1/11 & 1/12. Antiques furniture & misc. items. 10402 Gloria St., Gibsonton. Neighborhood yard sale. 304 Wendi Lane, Ruskin. Jan. 11 & 12, 10am? Garage sale. 1325 Bluewater Dr, SCC. Queen size bedding, massage table, pictures, gun cases, beach chairs. Quality items, price to sell. Friday & Saturday 8am-1pm.A Jan 11th. 9am-12:30pm. Rice Creek RV Resort. 10714 Hwy 301. Over 30 tables in our Rec Hall. Bake sale, donuts, lunch. Tools, furniture., etc. Open to the public. 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 uctons st te es Cell: 382-7536 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 est te sesPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800urnture6ft wide red couch, like new $300. Serta perfect sleeper bed, twin size, remote/ massage/ up & down $300. 813-260-3333 ofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515scoreWater softener. Aquarius, Clack WS1 central value. Looks new $275. White screen door 30.5x80, in perfect condition $40. 305-7407488 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com TRANSPORTATION450 otorcces2005 Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle, gray, almost mint condition. 1,360cc, 7K miles Asking $3,900.813-6457922 rve rers1994 36ft park trailer with 2 tip outs, Great for RV Park or as a hunting trailer. New plumbing & fixtures. Asking $5,000 obo. 813-404-1209 ousesoreBeautiful villa in Valencia Lakes with $35,000 in upgrades, offered at $197,000 by owner. A fantastic price compared to cost of a new build. Call 813-399-2538 REAL ESTATE500 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 Tom & Bev Zuidema, Realtors,Keller Williams South Shore Sun City Center813-846-8015 WATER VIEWS2 Open HousesOUTSTANDING 1312 Lenox Greens IMMACULATE 1306 Blue Water Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com BEST DEALS IN TOWN! Seller motivated! 3/2/3+, dock, LOW insurances $229,000 3/2/2, no CDD, low HOA Good driving is based on practice and being alert at the wheel. When driving, you must make sure that nothing interferes with your ability to see the road, You must look down the road, to the sides and behind your vehicle and be alert for unexpected events. Be alert to what is going on around you and do not take your eyes off the road for more than a few seconds at the time.Read the entire newspaper online includgoing to Observernews. net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. J ims Estate Salesserving South Hillsborough County813-601-0983 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Jan. 8, 10 & 11 50% OFF all Sweaters & Jackets Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale 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

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JANUARY 9, 2014 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 housesorse 1606 Poplar Glen Court2BR /2 BA / 2 Car Garage Motivated Seller!$164,900 nrsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 M.H. HOUSING550 onots 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 ousesorrentApollo Beach 3br/2ba house for rent. New carpet, paint & tile. Fenced yard. $1,250 monthly. Non smoking only. Call Beth Christo, Century 21 Beggins. 813-7143811 One bedroom furnished house, single adult only. No pets. $650 monthly & $650 deposit. Utilities & washer, dryer included. 813633-4913 SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 Apts orentFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 ent sOne bedroom water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Large RV for rent. $175 includes utilities $400 deposit. Ruskin area. 813-363-6001 F A 1br/1ba, AC, washer/ dryer/ range/ refrigerator/ microwave/ Fios TV/ internet. Non smoker. $625 monthly plus deposit. Ruskin. 813-6455956 rehousep ceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 ooeepn tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com usnesspp Food truck for sale, w/ route. $45,000 obo. or trade for property. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 omputer Troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. Wireless home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-5067748 unemov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enn rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. 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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 In 2014 We Pledge to be Committed to Excellence & Competitive Pricing In 2014 We Pledge to be Committed to Excellence & Competitive Pricing MEMBER WEST FLORIDASCCs oldest and most trusted ooring dealer 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Oce)813-633-7116www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com I woke up with a start, as I often do, and realized that I was holding my breath, not something I often do. I didnt want this day to begin; I didnt want this time to come at all. I was afraid somehow I knew that on this day I would get the call telling me that a woman who has been a remarkable, prodigious part of my life, a woman who helped define my life, was gone. Those first thoughts caused a sharp, electric sensation through my veins. And then I realized that I needed to sit in front of a blank page on a computer screen and try to write it out. I exhaled and worried that I was not up for that. I dont possess the talent to sum up a life such as hers. To even try would mean feeling something, and feeling it powerfully as I did in those moments I would remember, but with the knowledge that those moments are now gone forever. The smiles, the laughter, the arguments and my flashes of anger, but mostly just love and respect, would all be felt acutely yet they would merely be ghosts. Right now, Im not sure that I can endure that. Right now, there is a hole in my life and in my heart. And then when the news did By %  Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Goodbye, Brenda, my friendContinued on page 14X Continued on page 11X Continued on page 23X Continued on page 2X By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netOutside of a metropolis of four million people lies a field of dreams. For generations there was an orange grove just outside of Ruskin that produced fruit and provided a living for families that extended well beyond the owners. The Houghtaling family, through Dooley Groves, has long sold their produce locally, but they also bought locally. The money they spent on their groves stayed right here. The grove never had much in the way of citrus canker but neighboring trees did have it and eight years ago there was only one prescription for that and that meant that Dooley Groves, a family farm, would be burned to ashes. In all, 22,000 healthy citrus trees were burned and bulldozed, leaving behind nothing but dry, sandy soil. A long family legacy seemed to go up in smoke, due not to disease but to the mere threat of it. There was nothing that owner Mike Houghtaling could do. Or so it seemed. Mike and Diane Houghtaling are not the types to wring their hands and give up in despair. Under his watch, the grove produced premium fruit, not the kind that was mashed into juice containers but the kind that made up beautiful baskets for the enjoyment of locals and were wrapped as gifts for those not blessed to live here. Three years ago, Mike and Diane, their family and employees, replanted 8,100 orange trees by hand. They also installed a state-of-theart irrigation system. Most of the trees they planted were to produce Honeybell tangelos, one of the most rare, most soughtafter, and difficult to produce varieties of citrus in Florida. And today, just over three years later, those trees are bearing fruit. Delicious fruit. Houghtaling has a long association with the land. His great-grandfather was working it in South Hillsborough in the late 1800s; his father, Julius Dooley Houghtaling, expanded the family farm but went on to become a nuclear physicist. The land is in Mikes blood, and it turns out there was a silver lining to watching his family legacy involuntari-MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSMike Houtaling of Dooley Groves with some freshly harvested Honeybell oranges. After losing the grove to the mere threat of citrus canker, Houghtaling brought it back, with the first harvest going on now. It doesnt get any more real than this. It is local, it is fresh, Houghtaling said. Above, the oranges are rinsed as part of the selection and packing process. James Vann: From prison guard to celebrated artist, teacherBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netFor two decades as a guard at one of Americas toughest prisons, James Vann held the keys to the cells of con men, killers and thieves. But it was with a paintbrush, not a key, that Vann unlocked and connected with the hard men of Rikers Island jail in New York City. A lot of people find themselves when they are locked up, Vann said. I found most of the prisoners were creating either through writing, painting or even sculpting with soap scum from the showers and hair from the barber shop. A word with his supervisors, and the prison art program was born with Vann leading classes at city prisons. I would take their artwork to galleries in SoHo (the Mecca of New Yorks art world) and the inmates pieces would sell more than mine because people were intrigued by the stories of the artists creating art behind bars, Vann said. And while hes never stopped teaching, Vann is also always creating. Art and Soul, an exhibition of Vanns work, is featured this month at Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Dr., next to the Brandon Regional Library. Vann will be on hand for an opening night reception, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. A graduate of the High School of Art & Design in New York City, Vann attended New Yorks Albert Pels School of Art before he began a career as corrections officer. Recognizing his artistic ability, Vann was quickly promoted to art director in New York City Department of Corrections Public Affairs Division, where he led art classes for more than 20 years. Jimmy has a true commitment to the arts and his life is dedicated to promote not only the arts, but the artists with a loving and generous commitment to helping those artists who are just now Awareness video to be shown Jan. 12By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netFor the whole month of January, Janet Cardulla is collecting necessities for rescued victims of human trafficking. Cardulla, the president of the Sun City Center Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking, says just about anything people can donate is needed, from toiletries to underwear. The Sun City Center group is an offshoot of the Tampa Bay Community Campaign, which June Wallace, also a resident of Sun City Center, founded after taking special training from law enforcement officials. Wallace has been a resident of South County since 2011, coming from Largo, where she had won awards for her activity against human trafficking. People dont realize that Florida is one of the three worst states for trafficking of this kind, Wallace said in an interview Jan. 4. There are more than 100,000 children attacked by sex traffickers every year and at least 200,000 more at risk [nationally]. The other two states with the highest numbers are Texas and California.

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2 JANUARY 9, 2014 BC1304360-1213 No More Driving from Place to Place BC1304360-1213 Using the most up-to-date imaging techniques and low dose technology helps us provide you with an accurate, satisfying and stress-free imaging experience. Comprehensive screening and diagnostic imaging services include: Open MRI CT Digital screening and diagnostic mammography Ultrasound DXA bone density Digital X-ray Walk-in service is available for screening mammography, ultrasound and X-rayWe oer a wide range of general and specialized services, including accurate, timely and aordable testing. Fast walk-in service: No appointment is necessary at any location* and wait times are minimal. Accuracy: Professional sta and state-of-the-art equipment help ensure accurate test results. Excellent service: Our experts are committed to unmatched customer service for patients and physicians.* Except for glucose tolerance testing and some rare tests that require special preparation budding, unknown for now, just loving their experience under an experienced and generous professional artist, said Ronna J. Metcalf, former director of Tampas Life Enrichment Center where Vann has taught for 12 years. The recipient of numerous commissions for designs and murals from the New City Police and Fire departments and the Hillsborough County Public Art Committee, Vann was named Artist of the Year by the Greater Brandon Arts Council in 2011. Most recently, he completed six large outdoor murals on the African American history of the Bay area at the Tampa Police Departments District III headquarters in East Tampa. Jimmys work is unique, tying together his love of jazz and neocubist art, Metcalf said. He is, I believe, a one-of-a-kind artist in the Tampa Bay community. Vanns love of classic jazz drips from each canvas. Most of my artwork is based around old-school jazz. Its the music I grew up on, and I try to recapture that flavor with my art, said Vann, who can take anywhere from a couple of days to months to create a painting. Theres a lot of jazz around today but much of it is electrified or amplified. I try to capture the soul of the oldschool jazz, said Vann, who also creates ties featuring jazz greats. While paint flows through his veins, his passion for teaching runs just as deep. Every class I teach, you get someone who will say they cant draw a straight line with a ruler but I just say lets sit down and try and I have not had one person who could not paint. We all can draw and paint, said Vann who has led classes for seniors at the University of South Floridas Center for Creative Aging and atrisk teens in Sulphur Springs. When I retired to Tampa 22 years ago, my plan was just to paint for myself but every time I see the successes of my students I Vann, 74, will carry his paintbrush to the grave. Like any artist or musician who loves his art, you cant retire from it. You might retire from the stage, but you cant stop singing or plying your craft. Vanns artwork will be on display Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 29 at Center Place. Call 813-685-8888 for more information. Visit Vanns website, http:// jamesvannart.com/ or email the artist at Jazzycanvas@aol.com to learn more about his work.James Vann: From prison guard to celebrated artist, teachercant stop, Vann said. Vann is always working to help students reach their greater potential, Metcalf said. Whether its older adults, like our students at the Life Enrichment Center, or children. Jimmy is an artist with a heart that is even larger, in my opinion, than his prolific and accomplished artistic career. Vanns fame extends beyond the art world. Donald Bain, author of Murder, She Wrote, and a fan of Vanns work, decided to set the latest version of the popular murder mystery series in Ybor City after spending time in Tampa with Vann. Prescription for Murder includes an acknowledgement to Vann and wife Jeannette, and also references the Life Enrichment Center. Center Places gift shop has been displaying Vanns work for a couple of years now so we just thought we would ask him to do a show here and display his work, said Lisa Rodriguez, the centers marketing director. Hes a very interesting person, and his work is very colorful so I think the exhibition will draw a huge crowd. PHOTOS COURTESY JAMES VANNJames Vanns work, featured this month at Brandons Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, is inspired by old-school jazz.X Dizzy by James Vann is inspired by Dizzy Gillespie, one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of 20th century.

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JANUARY 9, 2014 3 Showmens CIRCUS 30th AnnualUnder The Big Top Saturday, Jan 11Featuring circus acts from around the globe All the excitement takes place at The International Independent Showmens Association6195 Riverview Drive, GibsontonShowtimes 1 4 7 p.m.Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the doorAdvance Tickets available at The Showmen's Club in Gibsonton and Observer Newspaper in Ruskin FREE Kids Tickets available at local merchants STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied | American Board of Dermatology Switlyk Dermatology813-634-6600STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied American Board of Dermatology South County YMCA to break ground Jan. 21By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netThe groundbreaking of a new South County YMCA wont be a public affair, but the Y plans an Open House later in the year. Meanwhile, YMCA officials want to keep the community and its potential users informed about its progress. On Jan. 21 at 11 a.m., a private affair for members of the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area YMCA and county officials helping to make the project happen will take place inside Vance Vogel Park on Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton. The new Y will be located off Big Bend Road, just east of Interstate 75, directly south of Vance Vogel Park. The plans for this originally came up almost three years ago when the county was seeking a way to expand fields and programs in the area through a public-private partnership such as it had in several other areas. Three public meetings were held in South County before the plan went to County Commissioners Aug. 7. They voted to commit to providing $2 million toward Phase I of the project, with the Y putting up another $1.5 mil. The first part of Phase I was the Design Phase, and will now be followed by the construction of three athletic fields; a single-court covered open gym; a pavilion with restrooms, storage and concessions; a playground; site grading, utilities, drainage, permits and parking. Originally this phase was scheduled to be completed by April 2015 but now the county and the Y expect to have it open with programs running by December. At that time we plan to hold a grand opening for the public complete with a ribbon cutting, said Cindy Sofarelli, senior group vice president for the YMCA area including all of South County, Balm, Lithia and Brandon. A special land-lease with the county makes it possible for new fields and athletic programs the county cannot pay for or operate alone, said Kurt Gremley, representing Hillsborough County. Such a public-private partnership between the county and the Y has been successful in Town n Country, Gremley said. The YMCA will be responsible for paying for Phase II, which is slated to include two multi-purpose athletic fields and a second airnasium court (which is an open gym) at a cost of about $400,000, to open approximately a year after Phase I.Last is the aquatics center and a multi-purpose family facility, which would be expanded as funds allow. The estimated cost of this phase is about $1.5 million of Y funds and is expected to be finished in 2016. This will allow local high schools to have swimming teams, and for many other events not now available to the schools, Sofarelli said.More information about the YMCA, and contact numbers for those who would like to become involved in its boards and councils, is available at http:// www.tampaymca.org.

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Award-Winning Newspapers Boy, what I would not give to have some of those great country dumplings smothered in gravy that were made from cooking an oldfashioned stewing chicken. I say old-fashioned because it is hard to find a stewing chicken these days. Okay, I would also take pot roast with brown gravy and potatoes that had been cooked with the meat. Heck, I would be thrilled with a quarter-pound hamburger, but instead I am looking at a plate full of raw vegetables. They should rename January to Veggitary, because it seems that every year the same thing happens. I start eating all the good things put before me during the November and December holidays, certainly By William Hodges not focusing on vegetables, and then all the veggies that I missed during that time are force-fed me in January. Yes, I have gained a few pounds but is that any reason for this cruel and inhumane treatment? I am promising myself to lose those extra pounds and have come up with some changes in lifestyle. Here are a few of the things Im trying to do. foods kept in the house. I am being more selective about things I eat many calories are contained in one handful of nuts and I can never eat just one. You have to eat a lot of carrots to make up for one handful of pecans. know about your household but here we play the game, While you are up The rules are quite simple. You wait until someone gets up and then you say, While you are up, would you get me Most of us have that game down to an art form. For the time being though, if I dont want it bad enough to get up and get it, I dont have it. There are other small adjustments that Im trying to adopt. All in all, the best exercise is to just move, so if I get on my feet whatever Im doing I am burning calories. Then there are all the bonus fitness activities such as walking, running, dancing, etc. By the way, if you are a walker, remember that you gain more benefits from staying on your feet longer than by going the same distance in a shorter time. Many times we eat because of the activity we are participating in at the time, not because we are hungry. I like to multi-task, so Im always tempted to eat while watching television. The food commercials dont help. At our house thats not much of a problem because we record everything -Positive Talk: Up to here with vegetablesWater quality testing conducted by the Florida Department of Health on Dec. 30, resulted in a beach closed for swimming at E.G. Simmons Park. On Saturday, at least, that wasnt a problem for some of the day as the tide was so low, the waterline was well off the beach, making swimming an unlikely event, not considering the cool temperatures. The low water proved to be an opportunity for treasure hunters combing the beach. While the water may have been off-limits, the trails, playground and swingset were fully operational. For area water quality information, visit tinyurl.com/observer-beachwater.At Simmons Park on Saturday: No swimming, no problemMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO mercials; but for many people watching in real time, it is. The other night, as an experiment, I counted 14 food commercials in an hours time, all of them trying to get me to eat something other than veggies. If I spend time on the computer instead of in front of the television using both hands for the keyboard hours can go by without me even thinking about food. Take a look at your activity patterns. What causes you to eat; is it hunger, stress, boredom? When you know that, you can avoid those patterns of activity. Well, thats it for now. Im using my power of positive thinking to make my plate of grilled chicken, broccoli, and baked potato taste like a hot beef sandwich.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.com Want to write your life story? If youve been meaning to create a legacy for your heirs but dont know how to begin, consider taking the popular eight-week noncredit course in nearby Hillsboron Friday, Jan. 17 and runs from 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Now beginning her tenth year, op family stories about your life and times using literary devices that will make your life experiences more interesting for the reader. Youll travel back in time as you recall childhood, career choices, travel, romance and more. tion and to register.Chairman of Hillsborough Dems to speakMichael K. van Hoek, chairDemocratic Party, is the schedVan Hoek has a unique vantage point to view the current political scene as it happens locally and state-wide running up to the 2014 mid-term elections. His topics are potential candidates, key issues and controversial positions on critical issues. and greet refreshments start at 1 p.m. All Democrats and likeminded persons are urged to attend the meeting. Visit www.southshoredemocraticclub.org for more information.Order up a singing Valentine will deliver singing Valentines on pending on demand. The recipient will receive two love songs and a live rose for a fee of $30. What better way to say I love you? Send your news and press releases to: news@observernews.net

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JANUARY 9, 2014 5 TD Bank is TD Bank, N.A., a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Member FDIC. Accounts issued by TD Bank, N.A. are not insured by Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. 1 Money transferred by wire transfer only. Incoming wire fees may apply and will be rebated the next business day. Foreign exchange conversion rates may apply. 2 Assets are only considered for mortgage applications. 3 Subject to credit approval and other conditions. Mortgages limited to property located in U.S. state where TD Bank, N.A. has locations. Equal Housing Lender 4 Credit cards issued by TD Canada Trust or TD Bank, N.A. Subject to credit approval. Applicants for a TD Bank, N.A. issued card must have a U.S. address within the TD Bank, NA footprint (PA, NY, NJ, CT, NH, ME, MA, FL, VT, DE, MD, DC, NC, SC, VA or RI). Other restrictions apply. 5 TD Bank, N.A. is located in the United States and its support line, Stores, products and services are primarily serviced in English. The TD logo and other trade-marks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Canadians in Florida can nd a TD Bank as easy as they can nd a beach.To open an account, visit a TD Bank Store near you or call 1 -877-700-2913 anytime.5Great service and convenience for Canadians at nearly 1,300 TD Bank locations in the U.S. No-fee wire transfers of up to $100,000 daily between your Canadian and U.S. based TD accounts over the phone.1 View your Canadian and U.S. based TD accounts on the same webpage or mobile device. Pay your U.S. bills online or on your mobile device. Use your Canadian and U.S. assets,2 income and credit history to apply for a U.S. mortgage3 or a U.S. credit card.4 0003506_N4106_4A.indd 1 12/12/13 4:10 PM

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6 JANUARY 9, 2014 Beltone Hearing Care Centers are independently owned and operated. Benets of hearing instruments vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper t. Participation may vary by location. 813.633.9200Sun City Center, FL 33573 104 Pebble Beach Blvd. (Across from Walgreens)www.beltone.comWe are providers of BCBS The road to better hearing starts with a single, simple step: a FREE hearing consultation at BeltoneHearing not what it used to be? Your hearing and your life could be so much better with good hearing. It all starts with a hearing screening its quick and easy and ABSOLUTELY FREE at Beltone! Should you need a little hearing help, tiny Beltone Promise hearing aids let you: restaurants Beltone Promise Plus, they help keep your brain actively engaged so you can participate in life to the fullest.Experience the latest advancements in hearing care for yourself. of Beltone Promise hearing aids are being conducted JANUARY 9-15, 2014.Reserve your spot today.Dont wait, call today! FREEHearing ConsultationPlus, a check for excess ear wax. FREEIn-Office Trialof the Beltone Promise January 9-15, 2014 New hearing aids are so small, they practically vanish in the ear.

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JANUARY 9,2014 7 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 Pita Kebob celebrates one-year anniversary in Apollo BeachPita Kebob, a Mediterranean restaurant at 243 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week. Khalid Abouelhouda, chef/owner, would like to take this opportunity to thank the Apollo Beach and nearby communities for their support in the past year. Pita Kebob features a menu dotted with offerings from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and many other Mediterranean cultures. The restaurant, open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., offers gyros as well the simple grilled pleasures of lamb, beef, kofta, or chicken kebobs. They also feature spinach and meat pies, chicken shawarma, grilled fish, crispy falafel and salads, such as tabouli, fatoush or Greek salad. Kids get their own special menu, and everyone will enjoy rice pudding or baklava for dessert. Ask about Pita Kebobs catering solutions for your next corporate event or social occasion. To reach Khalid Abouelhouda, call 813-419-4926. Apollo Beach resident places 2nd in Toastmasters Humorous Speech ContestAnthony Yeoman of South Shore Toastmaters of Apollo Beach placed 2nd in the 2013 Toastmasters District 48 Fall Conference Humor ous Speech Competition. The event was held November 16, 2013 at the Courtyard Marriott in Bradenton. I joined Toastmasters to build skills as a public speaker. I never imagined I would be participating in a contest like this five months into my member ship, says Yeoman. Yeoman, having won at two previous levels, represented Toastmasters District 48 Division D and competed against five other Toastmasters representing divisions A, B, C, E, and F. All in all throughout the competition at all levels more than a 1,000 competitors were involved. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches communication and leadership skills through a worldwide network of more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. In District 48, which covers west/ central Florida, there are 141 Toastmasters clubs. South Shore Toastmasters is open to the public and meets regularly each 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For more information about the club, visit their website: 619417.toastmastersclubs.org The next meeting of the South Shore Toastmasters is Tuesday Jan. 14. Drop in visitors are welcome.Better Manage Your TimeThe Riverview Womans Club welcomes Mary Owens of Black Diamond Associates who will help members and participants better manage their time. Join them Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Cost is $17 for non-members and $15 for members. Bring your friends and neighbors to meet a dynamic group of women who have the same interest, to give back to their community. RSVP to 813-334-3196 or Jeanne@square-oneinspection. com.Free Music Makers workshop for kidsChildren ages 4-10 can attend a free workshop on the second Saturday of every month from 9:3011 a.m. at Music Showcase at 402 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. This fun and interactive workshop allows children to hear and see band and orchestral instruments like the flute, trumpet, tuba, or violin and they get to try them out themselves. Kids will also make an instrument that they get to take home along with a goody bag. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about different instruments and then hopefully decide that they want to learn how to play one because music is fun and helps students improve their math and schoolwork, says Deborah Evans, public relations director at Music Showcase. The Music Makers Workshop will take place on Saturdays, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10. The workshop is free, but you must register in advance by visiting faopa.org. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Word II is recommended. Seating limit: 18. Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Seating limit: 18. Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will demonstrate how to install the required software for eBooks, open an Apple account, and how to download an eBook to the device. Seating limit: 18. Learn to use the librarys online genealogical databases, including Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest, and strategies to overcome genealogy research problems. Seating limit: 36. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. For all of the above programs, registration in person is required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. i Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler S. Harris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Harris is the daughter of Angela Osborne of Brandywine, Md., and Darryl Harris of Gibsonton, Fla. She is a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School. Army Pvt. Oscar Esparza has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Esparza is the son of Maricela and Ruben Esparza of Ruskin. He is a 2010 graduate of Lennard High School, Ruskin.. Army Pfc. Ryan J. Figueroa has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Figueroa is the son of Jacqueline Santana of Winter Garden, and Sheldon Figueroa of Riverview. He is a 2009 graduate of East Bay High School in Gibsonton.Around the World with Wine is Jan. 31The Apollo Beach Womans Club will hold a wine-tasting event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 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. Wine will be available for both tasting and purchase. For tickets or information contact Louise Smith at 813-641-8202. To join the Apollo Beach Womans Club ($20 annually) or learn more about the organization, contact Judy Peck at 813-746-1072. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING

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8 JANUARY 9, 2014 Attention Homeowners: Michael Hollander, owner of WeatherTite Windows, announced a great savings plan. His $0 down program, along with reduced pricing, is great for homeowners who are in need of replacement windows and doors. All the homeowners who respond within two weeks from the date on this notice and purchase are eligible to make this purchase with no money down and have a interest, no payment program. Mr. Hollander emphasized the program is effective immediately and he will be able to arrange low monthly payments to suit the budgetary needs of every home. This amazing program allows you to purchase windows now and pay later, while taking advantage of the no cost now program. This very special program in Florida. WeatherTite Windows and Doors come with 7 great warranties, meet stringent codes for hurricanes and provide year round energy savings for your home. only, new clients who purchase WeatherTite Windows will get Get 1 FREE, PLUS receive a minimum purchase. 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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 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 a.m. 8 p.m. 813-419-492650% Off**Buy 1 Sandwich or Platter, Get the Second 1/2 offExpires 2/6/14$9993 Course Meal*1 Small Appetizer 1 Sandwich or Platter 1 Baklava or Rice Pudding Soft Drink*Does not include combo platters Expires 2/6/14 www.PitaKebob.com Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: When moving with your cat, it is best to keep it in a large carrier while unpacking. Also, do a safety check of the house. Make sure all window screens are secure and cords on curtains wont fall off and become a choking hazard. Check that all vents are securely covered. Tampa Bay WAVES meet Jan. 11Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. The Unit meets on the second Saturday of each month in the Assisted Living Facility of Hawthorne Village, a retirement community located on W. Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue on the south side of Lumsden. The Assisted Living building is the first one on the right of the entrance road into the Hawthorne compound. In the new year, the Unit will continue to participate in various events assisting American veterans, especially female veterans, including support of programs at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. The Unit is actively seeking new members and welcomes all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. For more information call Jeannette Green at 813-657-9164. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG NoelNoel is a long-haired beautiful gray cat with pretty white markings who is adjusting to people, thanks to C.A.R.E. volunteers. She allows people to pet her and seems to enjoy it. She will also allow you to pick her up on special occasions, but the screened-in lanai is her favorite place to be. Why not give this big, beautiful cat a forever home? Noel is spayed and up-to-date on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be microchipped. DOB March 2, 2005. SarahSarah is a darling hound mix puppy, a gentle soul and simply beautiful. A kind citizen saw Sarah get left behind as a stray in the Ruskin area. During her short time at the shelter she has been responsible for many giggles. Like most young dogs, Sarah loves getting attention and giving affection. Stop by to visit with Sarah; she is ready to flourish in her forever home. As part of Sarahs adoption she has been made current on her shots and will be spayed, and microchipped. DOB: July 1, 2013C.A.R.E. Pets of the week

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JANUARY 9, 2014 9 Coming Soon to Curbs in Sun City Center and Kings PointAutomated residential garbage and recycling collection service will begin in the Sun City Center and Kings Point communities on Jan. 15, 2014. Automated collection is a process where garbage and recycling containers are emptied using a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle, instead of workers lifting cans and bins by hand. TAMPA BAY TIMES 5.5" (3 col.) x 10.5"www.HillsboroughCounty.org/TalkTrash WAIT UNTIL JAN. 15 TO SET CARTS OUT AT CURBBeginning the week of Jan. 6, a GRAY roll cart for garbage and a BLUE roll cart for recycling will be delivered to Hillsborough County Solid Waste customers in Sun City Center and Kings Point. DO NOT place the roll carts out for collection until the new service begins the following week. BE SMART WHEN ITS TIME TO USE THE CARTSPlease read the important information that will be delivered with the carts. When the new service starts, allow a 3-foot clearance around each cart at the curb. All garbage and recyclables must go in the carts. There will be NO change to your yard waste collection. It will still be picked up manually, in containers and cans provided by residents, or in bags and bundles. FOR MORE INFORMATIONScan QR code on your smartphone, visit our website, or call the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department at 813-272-5680. www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ There will be NO change to your yard waste collection. It will still be picked up manually, in containers and cans provided by residents, or in bags and bundles. FOR MORE INFORMATION Scan QR code on your smartphone, visit our website, or call the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department at 813-272-5680. Carts Are Coming Jan.6 Jens MarketPlacesApollo Beach & Hwy 41 Sunday, January 12 10am-2pm 6542 N US Hwy 41 at C1 Bank Parking Lot Wild Caught Seafood at Sunday MarketPlacesThank you to our Supporters:The Landing at Waterset Sunday, January 19 10am-2pm 7012 Sail View Lane Off Big Bend Road Sun City Center Saturday, January 25 11am-3pm 1651 Sun City Center Plaza SCC Chamber & Payant Financial Plaza Info: www.jens-market.com 813-846-1316Three ways to keep your New Years Resolutions!1. Eat Smart! Shop for Farm Fresh Veggies, Fruit, Eggs, Spices & Herbs! 2. Feel Great! Walk the MarketPlace! Were Pet Friendly Too! 3. Have fun! Meet old and new friends in your community!Farmers Market Arts and Crafts Fresh Prepared Food Three Locations Every Month! 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. 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We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. A native son comes to the Firehouse Cultural Center with magicMagician and entertainer Nathan Coe Marsh will bring his nationally renowned talents in magic and comedy to the Firehouse Cultural Center for two shows on Saturday, Jan. 11. The first show for families and children of all ages will take place at 3 p.m. The second show will take place during the weekly Firehouse Pub at 7:30 p.m. and is billed as an evening of infectious laughter, stunning impossibilities, and the most fun youve had with a blowtorch, samurai sword, duct tape, and an iPad. Metromix described his show: Marshs physical comedy rivals Jim Carrey... The show was topnotch, and Nathan Coe Marsh was personable, funny, engaging and as a magician stellar at his craft. Nathan Coe Marsh is the son of Ruskin artists Bruce Marsh and Dolores Coe. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for a slightly higher price. On Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. the cultural center will screen the WEDU documentary film, Too Close to Home, human trafficking in Tampa Bay. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are recommended. Beginning on Friday, January 17, the cultural center will host three presentations of An Illiad, performed by The Gorilla Theater. The FCC says this about the performance: Every time I sing this song, I hope its the last time. So says The Poet as he digs deep to sing Homers epic story of war, honor, violence and the Greek siege of the city of Troy. Hes told this story for centuries, conjuring the heroes and battles for different cultures and eras. Now in the shadow of modern wars, he unleashes the storys power for a modern audience. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? An Illiad will play at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18 and at a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended. On Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m., the FCC will host Belmot & Jones, the Tallahassee-based countryblues duo of Charlie Engstrom and Carrie Hamby. Advance tickets are recommended. The Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin, near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 41 and Shell Point Road. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 813-6457651 or visit their website at www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.Magician and entertainer Nathan Coe Marsh

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10 JANUARY 9,2014 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Acting Out Yoga Thursday, Jan. 9 at 4:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 ~ Join us for this basic childrens yoga class offered by Shore Bliss Yoga. This program uses creative ways to engage young yoga students in stretching, exercising, and learning to relax through yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. There are limited spots for this program. Pre-registration is required. Please ask at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. High School Art Exhibit Contest Thursday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. East Bay, Lennard, Riverview, and Spoto High Schools will be participating in the juried art exhibit during the months of January and February. Come join us for light refreshments and meet the artists. Awards will be presented to the winners at 6:30 p.m. SouthShore Arts Council and a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center provide the awards to the winning students and their art departments. Refreshments provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion Friday, Jan. 10 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Move to the rhythm, dance to the beat! Shake and shimmy, tap those feet! Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. You, Baby and Yoga Friday, Jan. 10 at 11:30 a.m. For children ages 0 24 months and their caregivers ~ Bring baby along for a calm, relaxing yoga practice with Lucky Cat Yoga. This class includes baby massage, interactive song and dance, and sharing a story with baby. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Cracked Walnuts Presents Music of Vaudeville Friday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. For people of all ages ~ Join us for a special concert with nutty washboard and banjo duo, Cracked Walnuts. Husband and wife team Jeff and Jan Ausfahl are from the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, and will entertain young and old alike with music like campfire and folk songs, patriotic favorites, traditional jigs and reels and even old movie and television music. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with adult will join Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons, and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-2733652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Creative Artists, 7-11 years, will join Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons, and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years with adult will join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, Jan. 13 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11:35 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. Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10:05 and 11 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. Puppet Show: The Flying Tortoise Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10:15 a.m. Mebeku, the tortoise, loves his smooth, shiny shell, but still wishes for more. If only he could fly like a bird, he could attend Falcons delicious banquet high in the sky. Alas, Mebeku learns the hard way that greed and deceit can cause a lot of trouble. Celebrate Black History Month with this traditional trickster West African folktale featuring bright, colorful puppets. Presented by the Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. 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 @ 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com Celebrate the New Year in Florida with 5 Free Crapemyrtles from the Arbor Day FoundationResidents of Florida can ring in the New Year with five free crapemyrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2014. These small flowering trees will provide any landscape in Florida with a splash of color for much of the year, said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. Members will experience pink and red flowers in the spring, green foliage in the summer and a mix of red, orange and yellow during autumn. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundations Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and April 30, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6to 12-inchtall trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. Members will also receive a subscription to the Foundations colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care. To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to 5 CRAPEMYRTLES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31, 2014. Florida residents can also join online atarborday.org/january The Wendys restaurant on Sun City Center Boulevard (SR 674) enjoyed a ribbon-cutting thrown by the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce to mark its re-opening after renovations. The new version of the restaurant features free wi-fi, a fireplace, expanded seating and a revamped exterior.A cappella mens chorus seeks singersPar for the Chorus is seeking men who would enjoy singing four-part a cappella music in the barbershop style. The group meets at the Redeemer Lutheran Church from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. All voice ranges are needed, therefore all are welcome. Redeemer Lutheran is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Seniors who want to audit HCC courses should come to the HCC SouthShore Campus room 202 on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Two forms of ID and Florida residency (one year or more), such as a Florida drivers license, Florida voters registration, car registration or home purchase papers are required. Students who are 60 years of age or older and have resided in the state of Florida for 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of class (Jan. 8, 2014) are eligible for the fee waiver program to audit without paying registration, application, or related fees; check details at: 1. http://hccfl.edu/searchsections/index.asp 2. On the website on the left side selectSearch Sections 3. Make sure that you type in for Term: 14/SP 4. Under Location (select from dropdown menu: SouthShore Campus) and then click search to find a class that has space availability. Seniors may audit the class but will not receive college credit. The HCC SouthShore Campus is located at 551 24th St. NE in Ruskin, across from Lennard High School. From Sun City Center, go west on SR 674 and follow the road signs for HCC SouthShore. The fee waiver does not include the cost of textbooks. If you have questions, call Peggy Gleason at 813-259-6157.

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12 JANUARY 9, 2014 SUN CITY CENTER RESIDENTS: Our names are Dr. Darrin Tyson and Dr. Shanelle Tyson. If you have idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetic Neuropathy, you may be asking yourself any or all of these questions: If any of these problems or concerns are creating a situation where the quality of your life is being compromised, then you need to pay close attention to what were telling you in this article. Isnt it sad to otherwise feel so alive and full of vigor, but not be able to fully participate in life because the pain, tingling, and numbness is so pervasive, so feel downright angry that these symptoms have carrying a load of pain, and live life through an allraising its ugly head, no matter how hard you try to Going to the store. Playing golf with friends, or just trying to get some much-needed sleep and rest sharp pain, tingling, and the numbness. Heres What Makes Peripheral Neuropathy So Dangerous: See, PN is so bad because it sort of sneaks up on you. Quietly like a thief in the night. Like the angry spouse in the detective stories who slowly poisons the other spouse with arsenic.....PN is a condition that slowly eats away at you. It doesnt happen in an instant like breaking a leg. No, its just like a poison (especially with diabetes), doing its damage to nerves slowly. So slowly, that at first, when its already done some damage, you wont even notice it. What About Your Future?: Unfortunately, there are people who have been forced to quit their jobs or give up their social life outcome of your visits to the MD have resulted in taking cortisone injections, Motrin, prescriptions for Neurontin, and youve experienced the drowsiness as the tranquilizing, nerve-deadening effect wears So, Back To The Question: the tingling, prickling, hot fire-like burning sensation in your feet or continuing to take mindinvasive diabetic and peripheral neuropathy treatment is now available, for the first time ever, in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. If your feet feel like youre walking on thumbtacks or are on fire, or if they tingle unbearably, or they feel as cold as a frozen Popsicle you owe it to yourself to check out this new technology. There May Be Hope For You With A New Technology For Treating Peripheral Neuropathy Called: ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ATTENTION Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers... New, Breakthrough Treatment Reduces or Possibly Eliminates Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Without Drugs or Surgery! (Would you like to end the numbness, burning, tingling, and sharp pain in your feet, toes, calves, and legs? If so, read on........) Neuro-Analgesia Electronic Signal Treatment, is a patented, innovative treatment modality that utilizes a modulated and attenuated pulsed electronic signal (current) that can burning, sharp pain and associated numbness and tingling of PN! So, How Does Neuro-Analgesia Work? a modulated electronic signal that pulses very rapidly, firing off very short micro-bursts of current that effectively overrides pain receptors. The attenuated current or signal penetrates deeply through and across both nerveendings and affected muscles and other associated tissues, producing profound physiological changes, such as reduced swelling and inflammation. Microcirculation is increased and pain levels can drop dramatically after just a few treatments! The physiological changes are triggered by the electronic signal or current, making this a signal treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery; side effects are, for the most part, nonachieve results faster than other treatment options!!! What Do You Experience During A Treatment? Patients remain fully clothed, and you may sit in a in a recliner! During every phase of the treatment you will be very comfortable and relaxed. Youll experience a soothing sense of electrical stimulation in your feet and legs. Some patients read or watch TV throughout the procedure; others close their eyes and take a nap! NOTE: This technology is patented, exclusive technology. This is not available anywhere else in the State of Florida. Therefore, space and availability is extremely limited........ What Patients Are Saying About Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy I cant begin to tell you how much your Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy program has done for me. I used to have constant leg pain, burning, numbness and stinging sensations in the feet. I could barely stand to brush my teeth or walk through the grocery store. I had been to see just about every kind of doctor there is, and I just kept getting worse and worse. I had virtually quit all of the things I used to enjoy doing-golf, bowling, square-dancing, going to football games-just about everything. My improvement has been continuous and steady-pain levels and discomforts have dropped to a fraction of what they used to be, and Im now able to do most of the things I used to do! Thank you, and thanks to your staff too! Who Should Call For A Qualifying Assessment? (diabetic or otherwise) for at least six months, and nothing has helped and nothing seems to help of other options Who Should Not Call? have to reserve this technology for the worst of the worst ) (again, we must reserve this for the worst cases) and please do not call if you have not tried some other form of treatment! Now, Whats the Next Step You Should Take? to take action. This is the very first time that we have released any information on our Peripheral date, we have only treated established, existing soon as possible to schedule your complimentary The FREE 4-Point Qualifying Assessment No charge at all and you dont need to buy anything. But, you will find out if you qualify for this revolutionary new therapy. You wont leave our office wondering if its something that could have helped you get rid of your pain. During your assessment, well check out your: pain levels, reflex response, balance & risk of fall assessment and a complete quantitative & qualitative examination. Expires 2/9/14. Call Today!CALL OUR 24 HOUR HELP LINE AT 941-952-3867 Sarasota Spine and Nerve Institute Dr. Darrin Tyson, D.C. Dr. Shanelle Tyson, D.C.(Conveniently located 1 mile east of I-75 off University Parkway)

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I also had a deadline for the newspaper bearing down on me, the first of a then-unknown number of many deadlines yet to come while I inched the boat down the East Coast home to Ruskin. I was almost insanely anxious about the boat, the long, cold journey ahead, and my job. Alone, shivering in the cockpit, I called Brenda. Dont worry about the deadline. Dont worry about the paper. Pull in somewhere, get warm and enjoy the day, she said cheerily over the phone. What kind of boss would do that? Especially these days? But that was Brenda. She cared deeply, and she had an incomparable heart. She cared enough to let her employee take off for something open-ended that was important only personally. She knew what it would mean to me. She also had enough confidence to believe that it would work for the paper. Few people in my life have ever demonstrated such confidence in me. She made me want to live up to it. That night, tied up to a dock in a warm boat, I wrote about her in my column. A few days later I received an email from her, written in humor: Mitch: Just checking to see if you are warm and toasty or frozen solid. Just because I printed your Observations today doesnt mean you get out of writing my BIG obit when it is time. However, I will have to put my foot down when it comes to writing nice things about me for the newspaper otherwise there wont be anything nice left to say for the obit. Stay safe and warm. BBK There isnt enough room for all of the nice things I could say. There arent enough words. In August of 2001, I walked into the igloo-looking building on Shell Point Road in Ruskin, the then-home of The Observer News, and asked if I could speak with the editor. That is when I met Brenda. Nervously, I pulled out an old film camera with some decade-old lenses and a brand-new digital camera that I had just bought a week prior, and offered to take pictures for free. Brenda told me that I could take pictures if I wanted, but it couldnt be free. The modest sum the paper paid seemed princely at the time. I left her office feeling as though she had opened the door to something amazing in my life, which is exactly what she had done. When the paper was smaller, quieter, we spent hours talking after the press had run and the newspapers were out for delivery. No one would be in the office but us and we would talk about everything going on in life, some of it, occasionally, even involved our jobs. I made her cry. Some instances of that were okay. I would write a personal column that truly was personal and she would walk over and say, You made me cry! Brenda was no pushover when it came to the written word. She was a voracious reader she read every single word in the newspapers she published and, when finished with that, would fire up her Kindle to read books over lunch. That she actually felt something in reading my meager words was a good sign, I thought. But I also made her cry for the wrong reasons. When something would turn in my personal life, she took it personally, too. She felt that deeply and I felt as though I had made my own mother or sister cry. No one wants to do that. But in the end, that is part of life and ironically it is a part to be celebrated. When you love people, you sometimes get to hold hands while riding on lifes roller coaster. Sometimes you are laughing, sometimes your eyes are tightly closed in fear. But you always know someone is with you. That is a blessing. Brenda was a blessing. She is among the strongest and bravest women I have ever known. A few years ago she went through treatment for cancer and almost no one knew about it. She would have an appointment for radiation treatment or chemo and then come into work. She didnt complain, she didnt let on how she must have felt. She just went on. Running a good news newspaper wasnt a business strategy for her, it was how she lived. She saw the good in people and in life. She was a woman of class, intelligence and optimism and a Floridian through and through and that meant something inexplicably good. In many ways, the newspaper was a reflection of how she saw and approached life: as something that was truly, inherently good. I wish there were more MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe newspaper was a big part of Brendas life and through it, she opened doors for others, including me.Observations: Goodbye my friendX X (At the corner of U.S. 41 and S.R. 674) For your convenience were now open longer hours! www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo BeachBRAKE SERVICE$9999 813-645-4632We offer a Same Dealer Services... Lower Prices/ Better CareALIGNMENT$6999

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JANUARY 9, 2014 17 illsborough earing Aid Center Better Hearing...Better Life! H that arent producing the fruit he wants. They will be cut down and replaced, doubtless difficult for the fledgling grove. Honeybell tangelos tend to ripen only in January; there is just one crop per year. And now even the weather is cooperating. The recent cold weather is good for the oranges, Mike said. They are ripe and ready to go but there hasnt been enough cold weather. Until now, at least. Citrus canker still exists and is nearly everywhere, including in neighboring groves. Although how it is dealt with is no longer a policy of slash and burn, Mike planted eucalyptus trees around his groves to act as barriers to the disease. They also help to shelter the trees during the rare hard freezes. This is real, he said. It doesnt get any more real than this. It is local, it is fresh. This is everything to us. We decided that giving up was not an option for us, Diane added. Their store is bright, sunny and filled with the fruits of their labor. In addition to their varieties of produce (which includes beautiful, enormous ponderosa lemons, which Diane refers to, accurately, as Dr. Seuss lemons), there is a wide array of other locally produced products, from syrup to candies. But it is the Honeybell oranges, the lemons and the grapefruit that are the stars of the show. They all come from home. This year our aim is to sell most everything through our store, Mike said. Next year we hope our production will double or triple. Three years ago, the article that ran in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current drew to a close with a quote from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, one of Floridas most famous writers and a woman who lovingly tended her own orange grove. And now with beautiful groves bearing fruit rising from the ashes, another Rawlings quote offers an invitation: It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. ...One is now inside the grove, out of one world and in the mysterious heart of another. Enchantment lies in different things for each of us. Drive U.S. Hwy 41 south of Ruskin to Universal Drive, take a right on Stephens Road and youll come to Dooley Groves. And there, you can enter another world, an enchanting place where it is beautifully quiet, a place where faith and perseverance won out over adversity. A place where a couple, generations into working the land, have devoted everything to producing something wonderful in Florida, in America. They could have sold their land, there could be houses planned for what has long been a family legacy but instead they worked the dry, sandy soil into lush, wonderful groves. I might be very stupid, Mike said with a laugh, and then received a kiss from Diane. That is not a term anyone who meets him would ever consider. He then looked out at the grove and spoke again. We dont really have any problems. We have everything we need. Dooley Groves is located at 1651 Stephens Rd. in Old Sun City. For information, call 813645-3256 or visit their website at www.dooleygroves.com For more photos, visit www. observernews.net.Dooley GrovesX Mike Houghtaling reaches for a Honeybell orange. It would not be possible to get fruit more fresh than this.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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18 JANUARY 9, 2014 Master Certified Technicians Lic# MVS51635 AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (813) 645-0339Owners LEE & JULIE DAVIS (exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.) We carry Michelin, BF Goodrich & Uniroyal Tires.Stop in and get a tire quote. $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars Your instrument cluster includes numerous dials, gauges, warning lights and driver information message centers. If any of these lights turn orange, it means you should have service ASAP. If it turns red, you should stop driving your vehicle, and service is required ASAP.Temperature Gauge/Light Indicates the temperature of your vehicles coolant. A reading in the H zone of any light means HOT and is an indication of trouble. Pull over, shift into neutral (N) and allow the engine to idle. Do not continue to drive if the temperature does not return to normal or the HOT light stays on. This may also be called the Malfunction Indicator Light and is part of the Onboard Diagnostic System, which maintains the Emissions and Engine Control System. Normal operations may show this light briefly when the ignition is turned on. However, if the light remains on during driving, there may be a potential engine problem; seek service promptly. Indicates the Electrical Systems voltage when the engine is running. Service is required if the pointer moves to either HIGH or LOW, indicating too much or not enough voltage, or if the battery light comes on. Oil Gauge/Light Indicates oil pressure, not the amount of oil in the engine. A continuous HIGH or LOW gauge reading indicates an engine lubrication malfunction and the need for immediate service. If you have a problem with your oil, the oil light may stay on after you start your engine or come on when youre driving. This light shows that oil is not going through your engine quickly enough to keep it lubricated. The engine could be low on oil or have another problem. Have your vehicle serviced immediately. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics Check* If your vehicle has OnStar, some of your vehicles key systems, including your engine, air bags, anti-lock brakes and more can be checked while you drive. A monthly e-mail report is then sent to you, including maintenance alerts, your remaining oil life and current mileage. Go to onstar.com for more information.*Available on 2004 MY and newer GM models equipped with the GM Engine Oil Life System. diagnostics not available on Cadillac Catera, Pontiac Vibe, Saab 9-3 and 9-5. Diagnostic services vary on Cadillac SRX V-8, Saturn VUE, Ion and L-Series, Chevrolet Silverado diesel and GMC Sierra diesel. For details, call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827).Heed Your Warning Lights

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Some reported that each time they hooked a tarpon, the sharks were there in pursuit of their catch. Saltwater catfish have provided an entertaining week for many who seemed to catch only this fish all day. One angler said he was just as happy with his catfish catches as if he were catching game fish. He had a lot of action and felt that the days fishing were great. Catfish are known around the world. There are thousands of different species depending upon which authority you care to accept. In the United States, we claim only seven varieties. It seems that every region has their own names. Our seven are called: channel cat, which seems to be the most common, white, blue, black, bullhead (both brown and yellow), and the flathead. The catfish feeds by sight and smell and eats almost anything dead or alive. Anglers can use dead shrimp, worms, frogs, grasshoppers, chicken or beef liver, to name a few, for bait. The color of the catfish depends upon the bottom of the water where they live. They could be steel gray or milky white, some have scattered spots, others blue with yellow bellies. Fishing for catfish is simple. It is often the first fish that children catch with a bamboo pole, string, and a hook. Catfish are often found dead on piers and bridges because anglers dont throw them back into the water as catch and release. Many kill them as soon as they catch them. Freshwater catfish graces many dinner tables poached in white wine or cooked with chopped white onion, Worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cover with thin sliced lemons, put a lid over it and let it steam. Watch it closely because fish isnt good when overcooked. This proves that fish can be cooked without a pan full of grease. I enjoyed fried catfish and cajun rice while in New Orleans. In Mississippi we enjoyed it with cheese, garlic, hot spices, and tomato sauce. In Georgia, they called it Redneck catfish, dipped in a heavy flour/egg batter and cornmeal, served with hushpuppies. Alabamas Dixieland catfish was heavy on paprika, had a cavity full of lemons and was baked in French dressing. Catfish Ive enjoyed in Florida have been deep-fat fried, served with cheese grits and hushpuppies. In the State of Washington where I was born, they deep-fried catfish and served them with oysters, sizzling in a skillet, direct to your table. I asked some boaters how they cooked their catfish catches and they all said: We cook it in beer. Saltwater catfish are not all trash fish. Yellow and black bullhead are good tablefare. Black drum are still in the rivers. Some throw this fish back because they think it is a trash fish. It is edible, small size only, as the larger ones often are full of worms. Sheepshead seem to be in all waterways this week. This fish has a lean, white meat which makes great tablefare. Catches have been reported from the canals, piers, bridges and rivers. Larger than usual flounder catches came in from out in the deeper waters, along with some cobia catches. Fresh waters were active this week, with pan fish, largemouth bass and catfish. Some anglers were surprised to find king mackerel still in our waterways this week. Weve had unseasonably warm weather this past week with a day of a cold front arriving, still making it the best fishing waters around. Watch the weather, fish together, in your boat, keep a raincoat.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Catfish got your tongue?

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20 JANUARY 9, 2014 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. 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When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! 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 Ive often heard people ask the question, why cant the charitable giving we see during the holidays last all year? Yes, we do give more at Christmas. Mostly to Toys for Tots or a local angel tree. We also donate meals and warm clothes to the less fortunate. But believe me, charitable giving does go on all year, and mostly by local merchants who understand how giving is great for business! An increasing number of small business owners are affiliating themselves with charities and voluntary organizations to get their business noticed, and to help promote their products and ser vices. Its a total win-win for the company who gets the great PR and the charity that gets what it needs. Linking your name with a charitable cause is an important part of charitable marketing. Even if you are participating in a charity for altruistic reasons, theres no reason why you shouldnt benefit from some great positive exposure. We all like to associate ourselves with businesses (and their owners) that support good causes, especially those causes that are near and dear to our hearts. In the South County area, the most popular are charities for animals, disadvantaged seniors, health issues and anything for our wounded warriors and veterans. Now, these great charities are smart! They know the businesses are looking to get some return on their investment with them. Thats okay! Most of these non-profits are little media machines and very experienced at helping the companies get some great press. Are you looking to partner with a local charity? Here are some great ways to maximize your involvement for both of you. The most important thing is to make sure you and the charity are a good fit. Its a no-brainer for a hospital to support the American Cancer Society. Likewise, our independent and assisted living communities often sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimers. So, look for charities that you believe in and to which you have some affinity. Not only will it be more fun, but also youll be happier giving your time and means. The first priority for this kind of affinity partner ship is to benefit the char ity. But at the end of the day, the business wants meaningful exposure to a large number of influential people. If you are sponsoring a charitable event, try to choose one that will bring those people to the party. Im thinking of the annual Good Samaritan Ball, for instance. And if its appropriate, wear your company shirts to the event to further publicize your business! Let them know its YOU handing out bottled water at the 5K race! Now, none of this benefits the business unless people know about it. Youve got to let folks know you donated goods or services to the char ity by sending press releases and photos to our local press and media. Of course, most of the high-profile causes get the most attention, but here in South County, our local papers are great at covering all kinds of good causes, big and small. You spend a lot of money on your brochures and printed materials. Do they mention your charitable involvement? What about your newsletters, signs, displays, ads? What about your website or Facebook page? And dont forget to ask your charity to recognize your support in their own publicity efforts. Most charities have thousands, perhaps even millions of people that either belong to the char ity or who have some sort of affinity with it. And, in many cases, these people will make excellent prospects for your products or services because you share a special cause. So create a win-win scenario for your business and your favorite cause with an affinity program this year. Its a great way to benefit both of you!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Charitable giving can lead to affinity marketingU.S. monetary system is topicAt 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 Richard Hoffman and Stan Birkinshaw will discuss the U.S. monetary system, including the Federal Reserve System, gold standard, national debt and how they affect our purchasing power. The program is sponsored by the South Shore Chapter of the Tampa 912 Project and is free and open to the public. In addition to discussion of the monetary system, Jeff Lukens will provide background and an update on interest in a Convention of States designed to force an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 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(*Classes are subject to change) Thu 09: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 10: SALSA DANCING NO YOGA CLASSES TODAY 10 to 11 am CANCELLED TODAY Mon 13: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES NO YOGA CLASSES TODAY 10 am to Noon CANCELLED TODAY Tue 14: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 15: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 16: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 17: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 20: MORNING MOVIES CANCELLED SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA CANCELLED TODAY 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 21: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 22: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 23: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 24: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm JANUARY 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! 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Getting up to speed on your elderly parents finances, insurance policies, long-term-care plans and other information is important because some day you might have to help them handle their financial affairs or care, or execute their estate plan after they die. Without this information, your job becomes much more difficult. Have the Talk If youre uncomfortable starting up a conversation like this with your parents, see TheConversationProject.org for guidance. Its also a good idea to get your siblings or other family members involved. This can help you head off possible hard feelings, plus, with others involved, your parents will know everyone is concerned. When you meet with your parents, youll need to sit down and create several lists of important in-What You Should Know About Your Parents AffairsTHE SAVVY SENIOR:By Jim Miller formation, find out where they keep key documents and how they want certain things handled when they die or if they become incapacitated. Heres a checklist of areas you need to focus on. Personal Information Contacts: Make a list of names and phone numbers of close friends, clergy, their doctors, lawyer, accountant, broker, tax preparer, insurance agent, etc. Personal documents: Find out where they keep their Social Security card, marriage license, military discharge papers, etc. Secured places: Make a list of places they keep under lock and key or protected by password, such as online accounts, safe deposit boxes, safe combination, security alarms, etc. Service providers: Make a list of the companies or people who provide them regular services like utility companies, lawn service, etc. Medical information: Make a copy of their medical history (any drug allergies, past surgeries, etc.) and a list of medications they take. Pets: If they have a pet, what are their instructions for the animals care? End of life: What are their wishes for organ or body donation, and their funeral instructions? If theyve made pre-arrangements with a funeral home get a copy of the agreement. Legal Documents Will: Do they have an updated will or trust, and where is it located? Power of attorney: Do they have a power of attorney document that names someone to handle their financial matters if they become incapacitated? Advance directives: Do they have a living will and a medical power of attorney that spells out their wishes regarding their end-oflife medical treatment? Financial Records Income and debt: Make a list of their income sources such as pensions, Social Security, IRAs, 401Ks, investments, etc. And do the same for any debt (mortgage, credit cards, medical bills, etc.) they may have. Financial accounts: Make a list of the banks and brokerage accounts they use (checking, savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, etc.) and their contact information. Company benefits: Make a list of any retirement plans, pensions or benefits from their former employer including the contact information of the benefits administrator. Insurance: Make a list of the insurance policies they have (life, long-term care, home, auto, Medicare, etc.) including the policy numbers. Property: Make a list of the real estate, vehicles or other properties they own, and where they keep the deeds and titles. Credit cards: Make a list of all their credit and charge cards, including the card numbers and contact information. Taxes: Find out where they keep copies of past years tax returns. For more information, call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 and ask them to mail you a free copy of their publication Lets Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial and Endof-Life Issues, or you can read online at eldercare.gov. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.

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It is active year round, developing and implementing programs to keep children and teens safe and rescue those who have been captured. Sometimes victims, especially teenage girls who have not been cared for by their parents properly, develop what has become known as the Stockholm Syndrome. They develop a loyalty and may even think they are in love with their captors because they are the ones who give them food and shelter (and often drugs) when they behave as they are told, which usually means working as prostitutes. In September, WEDU public television got a grant of $100,000 from the Allegany Franciscan Ministries to produce the documentary Too Close to Home, about human trafficking in Tampa Bay. Because January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the video will be shown Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Two speakers will also be on hand. First, Wallace will explain the problem, and then trafficking survivor Connie Rose will give a talk about her experience. On Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, Change the World Day an event subtitled Keeping Our Children Safe will be held at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, and on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the SouthShore Library, people can hear about and discuss programs that are being implemented in schools and after-school programs to keep local children safe.One of the big things that is happening right now is that Misty Sherwood [a local resident] has gone through the training to give the program in schools, but the teachers cant do it alone, they are just too busy, Wallace said. They need volunteers to train for this, and also to read and help children with their reading skills, especially at Ruskin Elementary School.We saw how Wimauma Elementary went from a D school to an A school when the Hope Fund started mentoring and helping there, Wallace said. The mentoring and reading and keeping children safe can all be done if we can get enough people willing to go into the school in Ruskin. That school went from an A school to a D school, she said, showing a state grade sheet. The Hope Fund was the brainchild of Carla Miles, begun about 10 years ago to help underprivileged children in the WimaumaBalm area who used the schools and parks programs there. Frances Herford of the Ruskin Womans Club is getting her club involved, but the problem is so large we need everyone we can get, Wallace continued. Bob Devagno who does the sex education program at Wimauma Elementary has invited Speak Up and Be Safe talks to be given in his class, and volunteers are also needed for that, she said. Speak Up and Be Safe is a program developed by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children Inc., a nonprofit organization established in memory of the late Monique Burr, who was a passionate advocate of abused and abandoned children. The average age for abduction is 12, with children as young as 8 being taken every day. While Speak Up and Be Safe is going to be given in elementary schools, a video called Chosen will be used in high schools and one called Carissa, a documentary about a throw-away child, will be shown in local detention centers. Another documentary called Trust is about children being lured on computers. One girl was promised shed be a movie star, Wallace said. There are people out there stalking children on the computer all the time. The thing that is most needed besides volunteer help is a shelter for rescued victims, Wallace explained, showing an architectural rendering of a whole complex. It needs to be set back to be safe, yet not too far away from town. About 80 to 100 acres are needed for this. Often the police have no place to put them once they rescue them. Many cant go home a lot are throw-aways whose parents dont care for them, and others are runaways because of abuse. They need a place to go where they can feel safe while they get used to the real world again, she said. Anyone who suspects human trafficking in any of the three counties served by the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking may call 727-562-4917 or visit www.CATFHT.org or call the national trafficking hotline at 888-373-7888. Locally, those who want to help may contact Wallace, at junemwallace@gmail.com.Human traffickingX JUNE WALLACE

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24 JANUARY 9, 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 To have courage for whatever comes in life; everything lies in that. Teresa of Avila Area Obituaries Walter Sidney EberhardWalter Sidney Eberhard, 92, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013. Sid was born in Boston, graduated from MIT and worked as a chemical engineer for Sylvania for 40 years, traveling around the world. A truly nice guy and the epitome of integrity, he made many friends through tireless community service and leadership in the Lions, Tampa Sight Fund, church, SCC Emergency Squad and Security Patrol. For recreation, he played tennis and golf and enjoyed square dancing and ballroom dancing. He is survived by his loving wife Eleanor, children (Gini, Jack, Karen and Doug), 18 grandand great-grandchildren, and sister Jean Hughes. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Sids life at Aston Gardens clubhouse on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Thomas R. Haynes Jr.Thomas R. Haynes, Jr. passed away on Friday evening, January 3, 2014, surrounded by his family at Tampa General Hospital in Florida, after a long battle with diabetes. Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Bette Haynes; daughter Tanya Haynes; son Jeffry Haynes; daughter-in-law Cheryl; grandsons Joshua Haynes and Kyle Haynes. Tom was a 30-year employee of the Timken Company, retiring in 1989, and Past President of the North Canton Jaycees. Private family services were arranged in Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or the Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home. Ralph Douglas KnellRalph Douglas Knell, 86, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Osterville, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 surrounded by his family and his Persian cat Beau. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Rose) Knell for 64 years. Born in Boston, Ralph was the son of the late Ralph and Emma (Powell) Knell. Ralph was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Boston Trade School and was service manager for National Cash Register Company on Cape Cod and the Islands for 36 years. Ralph was a member of the Ruskin United Methodist Church and a former member of the Osterville Methodist Church. He was a member of the Mariners Lodge A.F.&A.M. Cotuit, Mass. Ralph was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Boston and a member of Aleppo Shriners Temple, Wilmington, Mass. In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his children, Paul D., Kenneth C., Howard R., 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and his sister Eileen Lynch. His sisters Margaret Carlin, Barbara Schow and Joan Knell predeceased him. Funeral services were held on January 8 on Cape Cod. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralphs memory may be made to LifePath Hospice, Inc., 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. For online guestbook, please visit www. johnlawrencefuneralhome.com.Kenneth J. Whitfield, 70, of Sun City Center passed away December 12, 2013. He was the devoted husband of 43 years to Dolores; loving father of Vincent (Janice), Shannon Kessler (Eric) and Colleen Hiers; beloved grandfather of Ryan and Declan Whitfield, and Chance and Carter Hiers. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister. Ken was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer. Services were held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Discover the treasures of CatholicismBeginning next week, Prince of Peace Catholic Church will offer two courses for adults to help enrich their understanding of the Scriptures and of the Catholic Church. The first course, Gospel According to Matthew, will offer the opportunity for Catholics and non-Catholics to discover the deep richness of the Gospel of Matthew. This course will take place on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 14, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. There is no limit to the number of participants and the course is free of charge. The second course, the acclaimed Catholicism series directed by Father Robert Barron, will be led by Deacon Matt Shirina. This course will take place on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conesa Center. Class size will be limited to 16 people. Course materials are $30. Registration for these courses is now available. Contact Karen Fernandez-Valentine in the parish office at 813-634-2328. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Taking control of your life is focusThe South Shore Christian Womens Connection will hold its January luncheon and program on Thursday, Jan. 9 at Club Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. Inspirational speaker Marilyn Nase will share From out of control to cruise control: Finding out whos in control. In addition, Doris Graham will share some of the treasures found at The Pages of Life Book Store. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu is penne pasta primavera plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available. If you want this option, be sure to or der it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. The Better Angels of Our Nature is topicAt the Thursday, Jan. 9 meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC, Morris Firebaugh will review the book Better Angels of our Nature by Harvard professor Steven Pinker, a leading humanist of our time. Dr. Firebaugh is a retired Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Blvd. at 7 p.m. Five Wishes seminar at UMCAt 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will host a seminar on Five Wishes, the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. This seminar guides you in talks with family, friends and doctor about how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill. Five Wishes focuses on maintaining your human dignity and getting your needs met. Call the church office at 813634-2539 to reserve a seat and informational booklet.Redeemer women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Women of the ELCA) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 15 beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Kelly Akerley, a coordinator in the Behavioral Health Program at Brandon Hospital, will present a program on depression and the elderly. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 813634-1292.Esther Ellen Long BatemanEsther Ellen Long Bateman, 86, of Brandon passed away peacefully on December 16, 2013. She was originally from Missouri and had lived in the Brandon area since 1957. Esther was a very dedicated teacher, first in Missouri, then she taught at Riverview Elementary School in Hillsborough County for over 32 years. She had the pleasure of teaching three generations of children before retiring in 1991. She is survived by daughter Kathleen, son Bruce, a sister, one grandson, and many nieces and nephews. A private service will be held on January 19, 2014. For information, call Kathleen at 813-817-2002.

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JANUARY 9, 2014 25 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................4:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.org MASSESVigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass .....................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......... .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonSS Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC Area Places of Worship Noted pianist Dr. Michelle Tabor and Alfonso Lopez, concertmaster of the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, will appear Jan. 12 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center.Tabor and Lopez in concert at St. Andrew Presbyterian Jan. 12Alfonso Lopez and Michelle Tabor will perform a violin-piano concert on Sunday, Jan. 12 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center. This concert is part of the Fine Arts Concert Series, now in its 15th year, offered by the church. This remarkable duo has made some memorable music at St. Andrew. Lopez is a violinist, composer, conductor and teacher who is currently concertmaster of the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tabor is a professor of music at the University of South Florida and noted concert pianist who has performed with Lopez in the U.S, and Venezuela since 2001. Tickets for the concert are $10, available at the reception desk or at the door. St. Andrew is located at 1239 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call the church at 813-634-1252. Gospel Workshop of America to be at UCC Jan. 12The Gospel Workshop of America, Tampa Chapter, will present a concert in the sanctuary of United Community Church at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. No tickets are needed, but a free will offering will be requested to be given to the singers. A reception will follow the concert in the Great Hall. All are welcome and all are invited.Womens Aglow meets Jan. 11Womens Aglow International invites you to join its Christian Womens Bible Study at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 11. The group meets at Palm Garden, 3850 Upper Creek Dr. in Sun City Center, to discuss the mind of Christ and the treasures and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Womens Aglow is open to all Christians seeking a better and more knowledgeable relationship with their creator.True Couponing class at Good Samaritan MissionOn Thursday, Feb. 6 the public is invited to attend classes from 7 to 9:15 p.m. from the True Couponing team. Classes will be offered at the basic level in both English and Spanish. True couponing is a method for using consumer coupons for groceries, home and personal care products. Learn how to save for your own family while being a blessing to others. This system has been featured in many local media outlets. To learn more about True Couponing, see their website at http://truecouponing.com. There is no charge to attend class but reservations are requested. For information or to make reservations, call the Mission at 813-634-7136. Good Samaritan Mission is a 501(c)3 organization located at 14920 Balm Wimauma Rd. in Wimauma. The Mission has been providing support to families in need since 1984. For more information about the Mission, see their website at www.gsmission.org. Last Generation gospel duo to perform concert at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes the southern gospel duo Last Generation for a concert on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Based out of Somerset, Pa., and formed in 1982, Last Generation consists of Mike and Karen Matieszyn. Married in 1979, Mike and Karen have dedicated their lives to the call of God and the furtherance of the Gospel. Mike, a former insurance agent, and Karen, a former dental assistant, started Last Generation Ministries as a part-time ministry in 1982. In June of 1996, they answered the call of God on their lives by resigning their secular jobs and careers, and stepping out in full-time ministry. Whether through a testimony, words of a song, a guitar instrumental or sharing the Gospel through the preaching of the Word, Mike and Karen strive to not just entertain but to minister so lives will be changed. Since 1982, Mike and Karen, under the name of Last Generation, have made numerous recordings, and several of their songs have gone national, appearing on Gospel Music charts across the nation. As one pastor said, Your music is just like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day. 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 813-6342539. To learn more about the church, visit www.umcscc.org. South Shore Concert Band plays SCC Jan. 17The 45-member South Shore Concert Band will perform in Sun City Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. The suggested donation is $5 at the door. The band is led by Ken Easton, one of the Tampa Bay areas busiest instructors, performers and conductors. St. Vincent de Paul offers financial helpThe 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. For more information, call 813385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.

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26 JANUARY 9, 2014 FREE Ear Canal Inspection and Hearing Screening for a Limited Time Only!Monday Thru Friday January 9th 17thBecause of the comprehensive nature of the hearing screening, please call ahead for your special appointment.Even this X-Large cotton swab is too small to put in your ear. Your ears are actually self-cleaning! Using a cotton swab to clean your ear pushes wax deeper into the ear canal and can create a blockage. Wax blockage is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and we have an easy and painless way to check your ears. Well use a miniaturized camera to do a complete inspection of your ear canal and ear drum to see if theres a wax blockage problem. Please call today to make an appointment for your FREE Ear Canal Inspection! Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.Do You Hear, but not Understand? You May Have Hearing Loss.... or Maybe its just WAX....We Can Find Out!Call Now and Take Advantage of our Trade-in Event January 9th 17th Only! Choose from Three Complete Hearing Aid Product LinesTake Advantage of the Trade-In Event!Trade-In Value on ONE Hearing Aid Trade-In Value on TWO Hearing Aids $1,200 BEST VALUE!Trade-in offer is subject to participation and quantity limitations. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales.0% Financing Available with Approved Credit. All Insurance and Hearing Aid Bene t Plans Welcome. Humana and AARP Discounts Honored.1466 Oak eld Drive Brandon, FL 33511(813) 708-1383Hearing Centers of Southwest Florida139 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Ste 104 Sun City Center, FL 33573(813) 708-1694Walk-ins Welcome! FREE Second Opinions! Proud to be American-Owned & Operated! Voted 1st Place Customer Service and 2nd Place Hearing Aids, 2012www.suncitycenterhearingcenter.com www.hearingcenterofbrandon.com

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O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause I your hands (3 times). Say this payer for 3 consecutive days. You must publish it and it will be granted to you. MJL. rgeY reGarage sale. Saturday, Jan. 11, 8am-? Furniture, collectibles, cloth ing, books, etc. 6504 Senegal Palm Way, AB Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 1/10,1/11 & 1/12. Antiques furniture & misc. items. 10402 Gloria St., Gibsonton. Neighborhood yard sale. 304 Wendi Lane, Ruskin. Jan. 11 & 12, 10am? Garage sale. 1325 Bluewater Dr, SCC. Queen size bedding, massage table, pictures, gun cases, beach chairs. Quality items, price to sell. Friday & Saturday 8am-1pm.A Jan 11th. 9am-12:30pm. Rice Creek RV Resort. 10714 Hwy 301. Over 30 tables in our Rec Hall. Bake sale, donuts, lunch. Tools, furniture., etc. Open to the public. 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 uctons st te es Cell: 382-7536 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 est te sesPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800urnture6ft wide red couch, like new $300. Serta perfect sleeper bed, twin size, remote/ massage/ up & down $300. 813-260-3333 ofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515scoreWater softener. Aquarius, Clack WS1 central value. Looks new $275. White screen door 30.5x80, in perfect condition $40. 305-7407488 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com TRANSPORTATION450 otorcces2005 Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle, gray, almost mint condition. 1,360cc, 7K miles Asking $3,900.813-6457922 rve rers1994 36ft park trailer with 2 tip outs, Great for RV Park or as a hunting trailer. New plumbing & fixtures. Asking $5,000 obo. 813-404-1209 ousesoreBeautiful villa in Valencia Lakes with $35,000 in upgrades, offered at $197,000 by owner. A fantastic price compared to cost of a new build. Call 813-399-2538 REAL ESTATE500 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 Tom & Bev Zuidema, Realtors,Keller Williams South Shore Sun City Center813-846-8015 WATER VIEWS2 Open HousesOUTSTANDING 1312 Lenox Greens IMMACULATE 1306 Blue Water Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com BEST DEALS IN TOWN! Seller motivated! 3/2/3+, dock, LOW insurances $229,000 3/2/2, no CDD, low HOA Good driving is based on practice and being alert at the wheel. When driving, you must make sure that nothing interferes with your ability to see the road, You must look down the road, to the sides and behind your vehicle and be alert for unexpected events. Be alert to what is going on around you and do not take your eyes off the road for more than a few seconds at the time.Read the entire newspaper online includgoing to Observernews. net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. J ims Estate Salesserving South Hillsborough County813-601-0983 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Jan. 8, 10 & 11 50% OFF all Sweaters & Jackets Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale 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

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JANUARY 9, 2014 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 housesorse 1606 Poplar Glen Court2BR /2 BA / 2 Car Garage Motivated Seller!$164,900 nrsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813645-2446 M.H. HOUSING550 onots 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 ousesorrentApollo Beach 3br/2ba house for rent. New carpet, paint & tile. Fenced yard. $1,250 monthly. Non smoking only. Call Beth Christo, Century 21 Beggins. 813-7143811 One bedroom furnished house, single adult only. No pets. $650 monthly & $650 deposit. Utilities & washer, dryer included. 813633-4913 SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 Apts orentFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 ent sOne bedroom water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Large RV for rent. $175 includes utilities $400 deposit. Ruskin area. 813-363-6001 F A 1br/1ba, AC, washer/ dryer/ range/ refrigerator/ microwave/ Fios TV/ internet. Non smoker. $625 monthly plus deposit. Ruskin. 813-6455956 rehousep ceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 ooeepn tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com usnesspp Food truck for sale, w/ route. $45,000 obo. or trade for property. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 omputer Troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. Wireless home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-5067748 unemov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enn rity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. 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Install Septic System & 645-1883 Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, excavating, mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. To Place Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20 words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold line $3. All take Visa, MasterCard or Discover Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading. CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS813-645-3211 Celebrating 90 Years! FLUFFY OR FIDO, where your masters go, youll be allowed also, if they buy this newly listed 2BR/2BA rental potential, and priced low at $57,500 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 RUSKIN FABULOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY, PARKLIKE SETTING! Almost 1 acre lot and $450,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RIVERVIEW PERFECT PROPERTY FOR HOME AND BUSINESS: acre lot with 2BR+Den/1BA $140,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEWER 3/2 MANUFACTURED HOME ON 1/3 AC. CORNER LOT: $69,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN GREAT 3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE IN GATED RETIREMENT COMMUNITY: $49,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN AFFORDABLE INVESTMENT PROPERTY! $59,750 CALL MARGOT WARD 486-9480 PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOUR FAMILY IN THIS 6BR/3BA POOL HOME! $269,000 CALL MARGOT WARD 486-9480 SUN CITY CENTER!! Great location for this $159,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 NEW LISTING!! MOVE IN READY. is fenced on 3 sides with large storage shed, security alarm, and enclosed Florida Room with $155,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 PRIME LOCATION WITH A LAKE VIEW IN RIVERVIEW! $144,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FANTASTIC LISTING IN RIVERBREEZE ESTATES IN RUSKIN! $51,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME HOME IN GREAT LOCATION!! CALL KAY PYE FOR PREVIEW 361-3672 $284,900 GREAT PRICE ON COMMERCIAL ZONING!! 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Cute, nicely maintained and furnished 1BR+addition/2nd BR, 1BA, large screened porch, carport, and 2 huge sheds for workshop and utility/storage. No HOA, not in ood zone, close to river and boat ramp. $44,900. CORNER LOT ZONED FOR HOME OR DUPLEX: Water and electric on site, cleared lot with large beautiful oaks, convenient location close to schools and shopping. Possible owners nancing. $16,900. RIVERFRONT RENTAL: Spacious newer 3BR/2BA unfurnished modular home on acre lot, covered parking, huge wood dock on river. $1,400/month + deposit. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250

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