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38 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 6, 2014 Volume 58 Number 3 36 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS page 5 page 17 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Family Owned & OperatedSCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office)813-633-7116THE 2008BEST OF SOUTH SHORE MEMBER WEST FLORIDAGolf Cart AccessibleCome and Enjoy Shopping for All Your Flooring Needs in our 4,000 Square Foot Color Center!Large Selection of Carpet, Tile, Wood, Laminate, Vinyl and Luxury Vinyl Tiles Let John Moore Abbey Floor & Design Center give you a %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN In Manhattans W Hotel, Les McDowell no doubt felt a sense of awe in gathering with some of the biggest names in the television industry. It wasnt that he was in awe of the personalities; as an award-winning former Tampa Bay area country music radio host he was accustomed to working with big names. Rather, he must have thought about the path that led him there, to a television awards ceremony in New York City. His path didnt include multimilliondollar production budgets backed by networks and actors that were household names. His path was more of a rutted dirt road, formed by the hooves of horses and wagon wheels. Behind the scenes atIt was a path created by passion, dedication and sheer faith. Les McDowell dreams. And then he makes those dreams come true. Shortly after signing off of the radio airwaves, he found himself with time, idle hands that yearned to be active, and a mind filled with dreams and ideas. On his 40-acre ranch near Parrish, he began building an 1880s town, which, on the surface, at least, was to be a backdrop for cowboy poetry that he broadcast via a YouTube channel. Beneath the surface, it is likely he was building a time machine, a place from another era when things seemed clearer than they do today. It was a place where problems are much like we have now, but the solutions were apparently so muchX SouthShore Chamber honors businesses, volunteers, Dickman familySurvivor of Mariel Boat Lift named HCC Dean of Students %  PENNY FLETCHER Yaima Serranos story is somewhat like the one about President Abraham Lincoln growing up in a log cabin and studying law by candlelight. Its every bit as impressive because it shows how a child of refugees learned a new language and grew up to excel in a challenging field and now helps other students do the same. Yaima Serrano has been named the new dean of Student Services at Hillsborough Community Colleges South County campus. And thats quite a change from her early life, which wasnt easy. In fact, if it hadnt been for the perseverance and fortitude of her parents, Vilma and Pedro Rodriguez, she could have ended up living in a tent in Cuba begging for food. A survivor of the Mariel Boat Lift, now called by some the Freedom Flotilla, Serrano was one of the 125,000 Cubans who made it to Florida in 1980 between April 15 and Oct. 31 on small boats, rafts and anything else that would float. She was a baby then, and now has no memory of the event, only the stories from her parents, who were also interviewed by email for this story. My mother was 17 and my dad was 21, said Serrano in her HCC office with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the front of the campus. But even though they were married, in Cuba my mother still had to have the permission of her parents my grandmother before she could leave. Yaima Serrano was named Dean of Student Services at Hillsborough Community Colleges South County campus Jan. 17. She has been with the college in many positions, starting as a clerk in 1998. Serrano is one of the people who came from Cuba during the famous Mariel Boat Lift of 1980, which is now often referred to as Operation Freedom Flotilla.Serranos office is a lifetime away from when she was taken below deck during the Mariel Boat Lift. The captain allowed my mother to take me below, because I was so young and people were vomiting. There were no restroom facilities on most of the boats used in the lift either, so many got very ill. Her parents remember that the weather was bad and the water very rough. But they said, If we had to do it all over again we wouldnt think twice. Theres nothing more important than a X %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN Chamber of Commerce annual dinners generally arent surprising affairs, but organizers for the SouthShore Chamber dinner, held on Friday at the Del Webb South Shore Falls Clubhouse in Apollo Beach, were surprised by at least one thing: Members of the area business community turned out in force for it, driving attendance to capacity levels. This has been a wonderful place to hold this MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Morrison with Glenn and Ned Dickman as the chamber recognized and thanked the Dickman family for its long support of area businesses and the community.event, said Melanie Morrison, chamber executive director, while looking out at the full tables spanning the length of the large meeting room in the development. But next year well need to find a bigger space. Morrison also spoke about how increasingly visible the growing success of South Hillsborough has become in greater Tampa Bay. The event was designed to be relaxed and fun, with the attire ranging from suits and ties X

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2 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 I Ca n tL iv eW it h Ex cruciatin g Fo ot and Leg Pa in!Announcing AN ew High Te ch Method For the Tr eatment of Peripheral Neuropathy and Ty pe II Diabetes Symptoms... When you hear this from a patient it gets your attention. Typically, I get the worst of the worst pain patients but when I recently heard this exclamation, my attention was particularly piqued. Lets call this patient Bob. Bob is 62 years old with neuropathy in his hands and feet. He had poorly controlled Type II Diabetes and his life was liter ally as he described a living hell. Clearly he was coming to the end of his rope. The nerves in his legs and feet were damaged and he was in HORRIBLE CONSTANT PAIN! I cant Sleep at Night! He complained to me, I cant sleep at night because my legs feel like they are being eaten by little bugs or chewed on by small animals. During the day, he could hardly walk and every step sent shooting pain like lightning from his toes and up his legs up almost to his knees. He has numbness in his feet and couldnt feel his feet very well and had terrible balance problems. He was worried he might fall and injure himself. He said that he could not go on living with this constant, debilitating pain that had made every day a tragedy. I had to help This Man! I recently was fortunate enough to accidentally discover a new nonin vasive and non-drug treatment for severe and constant foot and leg pain caused by Neuropathy. I learned about a new type of nonsurgical and painless high tech treatment that was working wonders with severe, constant chronic pain, including pain caused by Neuropathy. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payments for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for free, discounted fee, or reduced service, examination or treatment. It had the ability to quickly increase circulation to an area (much needed in neuropathy patient). It could reduce and/ or eliminate pain in as little as a few treatments and was changing the lives of patients with across the nation. Based on the research about this new type of technology and be cause of the almost immediate type of pain relief, I had to have one of these deep tissue treatments in my facility no matter what the cost. I invested and implemented this new treatment that utilized state of the art pain relieving therapies as well as other therapies, all cus tomized to the patients particular needs. I enrolled in extensive training. My staff and I witnessed some amaz ing reductions and eliminations of some of the worst pain syndromes I have ever seen... And it was FAST! After just a few minutes of treat ment on patients with extreme chronic pain of the worst kind, in cluding neuropathy of the feet and legs, we had patients telling us how their pain levels had decreased and they were shocked. Some of them had their pain even alleviated after only one treatment. We were able to reduce or even eliminate neuropathy pain of the worst kind. I now offer a noninvasive, non-sur gical and painless neuropathy pain treatment. I help patients reduce or eliminate their neuropathy pain us ing a combination of natural thera pies, customized to each individual patients needs. These therapies may include a possible combination non-surgical, noninvasive relaxing re-integration and stimulation of peripheral nerves, vibration therapy, laser therapy, myofascial release, and more. Heres what some patients have said about their treatments: My experience with Sarasota Spine and Nerve: I am a vigorously active 69 yearold-man. For two years, I have pursued various medical specialists and solutions seeking relief from ropathy in my feet. I had become completely frustrated with surgical, pharmacological and exercise therapies that were prescribed for me. Masking the pain, burning and numbness were not acceptable solutions. All that changed when I was introduced to Dr. Tyson and Sarasota Spine and Nerve. The integrated regimen of Neuroanal gesic, lower extremity circulatory massage and vibration therapy, combined with a carefully crafted combination of nutritional supple mentation and lifestyle manage ment, have resulted in an extraordi nary improvement in my condition. My overall improvements in com fort and physical agility have been nothing short of amazing. I have experienced dramatically reduced pain and burning, improved balance and agility, and gained a level of recovery I never thought possible. The staff at the clinic is simply incredible. I am deeply indebted to Dr. Tyson and the staff at Sarasota Spine and Nerve. -Milton Brown, Valrico, FL When I came to Sarasota Spine and Nerve I never dreamed that anything would change. My hands and feet were so painful that I could hardly bear it. I was taking pain medication two times a day and sometimes a third if needed. It was painful to wash my hands. They felt like they had been fried. My terrible. I couldnt stand for anything to touch them. Wearing shoes was miserable. Now I can tell a big difference. Before I started this treatment it even hurt to clap my hands, but not anymore. Thank you God, Dr. Tyson and all of your staff at Sarasota Spine and Nerve. -Brenda Hill, (Retired) Sarasota, FL So just how can you see if Dr. Tysons Neuropathy Pain Relief treatment will help you reduce or eliminate your foot or leg pain?For a limited number of callers (We are limiting this the response of this type of offer) we are now offering ating foot and leg pain!Ca ll To day!CALL OUR 24 HOURHELP LINE AT941-952-386 7Sa rasot aS pine andN er ve In stitut e6954 Pr ofessiona lP arkway E., Sa rasota, FL 34240 Dr .D arri nT yson, D.C. Dr .S hanelle Ty son, D.C.(Conveniently located 1m ile east of I-7 5 U niversi ty Pa rkwa y)Free 7 Point Leg and Foot Neuropathy Evaluation! During your FREE evaluation you will be checked for:Foot and Leg Circulation Nerve Sensitivity Pain Fiber Receptors Thermal Receptors Pressure Receptors Light Touch Sensitivity Balance Testing c c c c c c c

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Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm $2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Tampa Bays largest ecosystem restoration project kicks off near RuskinBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe Southwest Florida Water Management District, along with on Monday what is heralded as the Tampa Bay areas largest ecoRestoration. County Line Road, along the Hillsborough and Manatee counties line, the multiphase project is an initiative to restore various MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSFlorida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. speaks during the kickoff event for the Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration Project near Ruskin. He praised the cooperation of many agencies in making the restoration possible.coastal habitats for Tampa Bay. The project is part of a Surface Water Improvement and Management program that has already been performed on the north side The project is unique not only for its size and scope but also for the preservation of a large parcel of coastal land, an increasingly rare commodity as Florida continues to develop. The 779-acre project, part of a larger, 2,500-acre project, will include 381 acres of restored coastal uplands and 398 acres of restored freshwater and estuarine wetlands. The restoration is intended to offset habitat losses suffered throughout Tampa Bay, and thus provide space for the public and for the thousands of coastal species that live within the Tampa Bay ecosystem. This is a wonderful effort by local partners, said Robert Beltran, executive director of Southwest Florida Water Management a balance between human and environmental needs.Located on County Line Road south of Ruskin, the project is being heralded as the largest ecosystem restoration in the Tampa Bay area. Once completed, it will link nearly 20 miles of conservation land north and south of Cockroach Bay. sands of acres that have been restored in greater Tampa Bay over the years, and of the enormous scope of the current project. One point six million cubic yards of dirt will be moved in this project, he said. That is enough to stretch from Miami all the way to Tampa. Once a series of pits created by the commercial excavation of shells and sand, the land will be restored to provide public access and a home for thousands of species of wildlife. Monday were Herschel T. Vinyard Jr., secretary of the Florida Southwest Florida Water ManageRecreation and Conservation Department. The event also included a symbolic tree planting, with the commemorative tree donated by Florida Natives Nursery. The nearly $12 million project is being funded from state grants, as well as grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and other sources. Once complete, the project will connect nearly 20 continuous miles of conservation land north and south area. Financial support was provided by the Gardinier Trust Fund, via the Florida and Hillsborough County departments of environmental protection, the Hillsvironmental Fund / National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as well as from state funds from various trust funds. The event nearly coincided with so proclaimed in 1997. County Line Road, just south of Volunteer needed for help with newsletterMary & Martha House, a nonprofit organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused needed to help produce a newsletter for the organization. Since the organization is nonprofit, the position would be on a volunteer basis. Anyone with computer experience with newsletters and layout, and who has a few hours to donate to a good cause, is encouraged to call Mary & Martha House at hours and days. 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4 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 You Dream It... We Build It. Serving This Community For 28 Years(813) 649-1599 Visit us at: FREE ESTIMATES!FREEWindow UpgradesCASH + Including installation and a FREE Service Valentine BINGOCome Fill Your Heart with Fun!THURSDAY, February 13 TWO JACKPOTS($150 min/ $250 max payout based on number of players)FREE SPEEDY(bring a canned good receive one free speedy per player)FREE COOKIESEVERYONE WELCOME!!Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Early Birds 6:30 p.m. Regular Games 7:00 p.m. 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Chere Simmons .... Editor/Creative Direc.chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister ......... Associate Editor carol@observernews.netMitch Traphagen ................. Online Editormitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher ........ Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady ............. Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Wes Mullins ............................ Publisher wmullins@mmprintinc.com Vilma Stillwell Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk .......... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin ....... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ....... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc. English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell said, People may flat ter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other peoples minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and vir tues. Dont concentrate on your faults and few others will. Correct your faults and then forget them. Sounds simple, doesnt it? But it is much more difficult to do than seems reasonable. I know that in my years on this Earth, I have continu ally strived to correct my faults, but some of them persist in dogging me long after they are gone. How is this possible, you ask? It is possible for two reasons. The primary way is that along with the fault came a memory, and the memory is so strong that even though we are not engaged in the activity we called a fault, the guilt feelings are still there and easily triggered. For example, a friend of mine is an alcoholic. For five years, he has been sober and part of Alcoholics Anonymous. Yet he cannot put the guilt feelings behind him for his actions during the time in which he drank to excess. Intellectually, he knows that dur ing that time he was sick and the sickness was the cause of his actions. But emotionally, he holds onto the blame. He is not unlike a child who overeats and becomes obese. Even in later life, when the child grows into an adult of normal weight, he may be cursed to think of himself as fat all of his life. Second, there are some among us who feel it is their God-given duty to make sure people around them never forget the fact that they are not now or never will be perfect. These people revel in finding fault in others and dredging up past faults if there are no new transgressions to harp on. They rarely, if ever, update their tapes to reflect changes for the better in their targets. Like heat-seeking missiles, they are deadly at finding sore spots in their prey. These sore spots, again, are the guilt feel ings from previous actions. When poked at, they will not heal. In fact, when the effort to improve is not praised, but rather criticized, there is a very strong chance improvement will cease and that old habit patterns will resume. In the first instance, the only way to correct the situation is to forgive yourself for past actions. Recognize that you are not per fect and that fallible creatures will make mistakes. In fact, the person who does not make mistakes was probably hired by one who did. The wonder of the human creature is that we learn and grow from our mistakes. In the second instance, recognize that anyone who derives their self worth from finding fault in others has more problems than you do. People who have nothing better to do than call attention to those who fall are small people indeed. They can have an effect on you only so long as you value their opinion. In the first instance, I suggested that you forgive yourself. In this instance, I suggest you forgive them. That may seem to be strange advice, but when you do this, you cease to be a target worthy of pur suing. Never forget you are unique, you are special, and you are great. If you are to achieve your potential, correct your faults, and then forget them. It is the best thing you can do for yourself because it frees up memory for positive pursuits and more pleasant thoughts.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, that airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone: (813) 6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Fix faults and forget themSupport group formed for gays, lesbians The South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging has started a new support group for gays and lesbians. This short-term (five sessions) group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Feb. 20, at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. The group will be facilitated by Sandra McCaw, Ed.S, CPC, Cer tified Professional Life Coach. Sandra is a former certified group therapist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. For more information, call Sandra at (973) 902-8401.Mary Todd Lincoln comes aliveOn Saturday, Feb. 8, the Performing Arts Company presents Carlyn Laurent as Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln? Performances will be at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Dr. in Sun City Center. Tickets are $12 and are available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, weekdays from 9 a.m. noon, or via credit card by calling (813) 400-7803. Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln? is a one-woman play that will have its premier performance at the Rollins. Through many of Mary Todd Lincolns own words, audiences will relive her troubled childhood; her time as a fun-loving socialite; and her years as a young mother, vili fied presidential wife, grieving mother, and shattered widow. Laurent has performed on radio, television, telethons, in commercials and has entertained at conventions. She has been writing professionally for 40 years: weekly newspaper and monthly magazine columns, feature ar ticles, advertising copy, theatrical publicity, as well as the historical play Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln?For more information and details on the shows, call the ticket line at (813) 400-7803 or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.org.Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 28 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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By Q KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net The number of families using Sun City Center’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry has increased 65 percent over the last year, and more seniors than ever are lining up every weekend to put food on the table. “This time last year our average was about 110 families a week,” said Tom Bullaro, co-director of the pantry with his wife Anita. “It’s up to 170 now.” Most of his customers are from Wimauma, Bullaro said, adding “We have seen at least a 10 percent increase in the number of seniors coming to the pantry over the last year,” Started in 2000 when Our Lady of Guadalupe volunteers handed out food on Saturday mornings, the pantry has grown into one of the county’s largest, helping as many as 200 Sun City Center, Wimauma and Balm families a week. That, said Bullaro, has grown into a four-day-a-week operation with 40 volunteers. “When I started nine years ago we were serving 50 families a week,” he said. “Now we average about 170 a week, although we sometimes get 200.” Each family is eligible to receive 50 to 60 pounds of food every two weeks at Our Lady of Guadalupe. “The typical box includes a lot of protein so we give them meat, rice, peanut butter and jelly, vegetables and potatoes, and we make sure everyone gets the same amount,” Bullaro said. “It’s not enough to last them for two weeks, but it will last them at least a week. I know many also use other local pantries to supplement what they receive from us.” Helping to keep the pantry’s shelves stocked are donations from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center and the InterFaith Council of Sun City Center via the Nearly New Shop. Weekly collections at the church also help. Project Hunger, a food and financial donation drive on the third weekend of the month at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, also helps keep the wolf from the pantry’s door. That project is run by the Knights of Columbus chapter 7282. “That amounts to more than $25,000 a year that we can buy food with,” Bullaro said. \012œˆ'i`œ>}i£ X KEVIN BRADY PHOTO Tom Bullaro, far right, co-director of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry says volunteers, some of whom are pictured above, are the backbone of the pantry. “We couldn’t do it without them,” Bullaro said. Those donations provide Bullaro with about $1,000 a week to spend on food at Feeding America Tampa Bay, buying about 1,800 pounds of food. Feeding America, a regional food bank, serves pantries throughout Tampa Bay. While the church, which also runs a popular thrift shop, donates space for the food bank to operate, Bullaro, a retired homebuilder from Pennsylvania, ensures that the pantry pays its own way as much as possible. He said, “We are currently looking for new freezers, and people have said ‘just get the money from the thrift shop,’ but we don’t receive any funding from the thrift shop. That goes to operate the church mission.” A welcoming and professional attitude pervades the food pantry. Bullaro said he and his staff make sure of that. “No one looks down on anyone who comes here for help,” he said. “God said help the poor, and that’s what we are doing. We don’t want the people to feel down and out. We want them to feel they are just as good as anyone else. They need help and we are here to help.” Working at the pantry has become almost full time for Bullaro, as it has for his staff. “I am forever trying to get more food for the pantry,” he said. “It takes a lot of work but the volunteers are a very dedicated group of people.” Bobbi Burnette is one of those volunteers. Burnette, at the pantry two years, said, “I think because of the economy and the increased

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Or you may have trouble following conversations, but you always come up with a reason why its too noisy, people are speaking too fast, or there are too many people talking at once. The truth is that when you have early, mild hearing loss, you will start to have trouble hearing certain higher frequency sounds. Consonant sounds are in the higher range and are the rst to go. While you may hear voices, you may nd yourself mistaking similar-sounding words, like rent and sent or time and lime. If you believe you have mild hearing loss, begin by getting a hearing exam. You can use the results of the hearing test to rule out or x any correctable conditions, and then you can assess if any of the new and advanced hearing technologies can help you hear more clearly. FREE HEARING TEST CALL ANY OF THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW TODAY! 30% 50% OFF MSRP Audibel SCA Features Digital Sound Processing Usually Found Only In Hearing Aids Costing Thousands More! So small the only thing people will NOTICE IS BETTER HEARING After your hearing test you will be able to make a more educated decision about what your options are to prevent further hearing loss and hear more clearly immediately, improving your overall quality of life. Purchasing a hearing aid is not a decision made lightly. Its important that the person you are working with listens to you and works together with you to address your specic hearing needs. You need to be able to trust their guidance in choosing a solution to match your lifestyle. Advances In Hearing Care! A hearing specialist with Audibel Hearing Centers will be available to answer all your questions and discuss the latest advances in hearing care. Even with the new technology, your brain still needs time to readjust to hear ing sounds it may not have been hearing for years. You will be amazed at your own ability to reconnect with your life with the help of this advanced technology. In addition, technology is constantly changing. A hearing test can now determine if you have even very mild hearing loss, and the new generation of digital hearing aids has nearly eliminated the problems of feedback, and extraneous noise that was bothersome with earlier models. Most hearing losses dont require expensive hearing aids to help you with sounds you were missing, including those lost consonants, without introduc ing additional, distracting noises. Personalized programming adjustments ensure your hearing aid is set to your specic loss and unique needs. No One Will Know It is true that hearing aids of past years did have a stigma attached to them. They were large and bulky, and usually they were visible to anyone who walked by. But just as the internal technology has changed, so have the external char acteristics of digital hearing aids. New models are virtually invisible when worn making your Audibel hearing aid far less noticeable than your hearing loss. With advanced digital technology and miniaturization, nobody else has to know that youre wearing a hearing device. In addition, hearing aids technology has an exciting future. Even now you can have your hearing aid connected to different external devices, such as an MP3 player, a cell phone, radio, or your TV. As microchips continue to get smaller, the amount of data processing power continues to increase at astronomical rates, allowing for hearing aids to be made smaller while continuing to improve sound quality. If you checked out hearing aids ve years ago, you should take a look at the new models you might be surprised at how far things have come and how easily hearing loss may be corrected. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. If you were in the military, law enforcement, or simply exposed to the loud noises of machinery in a factory, you could have developed hearing loss at an early age. Dont be embarrassed by your inability to hear clearly take action now and get a hearing test to nd out what you can do to enhance your ability to hear clearly and prevent continued deterioration. Start by having a hearing test and then take steps to decide if you feel comfortable with the new technologies. Think about it how much time and energy are you spending apologizing because you misheard something, or asking someone to speak louder or to repeat themselves? Having a hearing test and wearing a hearing device can alleviate many problems caused by hearing loss and that is priceless! When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the middle ear. Sometimes hearing loss can be easily and quickly corrected by clearing blockage that can occur from wax build up. Years of using q-tips to clean your ears can embed layers of wax so tightly that it affects your ability to hear clearly. Thats why the rst part of your ear exam will be with an otoscope to determine if there is any blockage that can open up your ear canal and allow you to enjoy the beauty of unmuted sound again. At the entrance to the middle ear, sound waves hit the eardrum. A damaged eardrum can not only be painful, but it can mufe natural sounds and make it extremely difcult to hear clearly. If youre experiencing hearing loss, its important to nd out if it is a correctable condition involving the middle ear. Sound vibrations travel through the middle ear and into the uid lled inner ear where they are converted into signals that are sent to your brain. Damage to the inner ear can lead to deafness, so its vital to make sure your inner ear is functioning properly. Problems with the inner ear often require surgery or medication. If the damage is irreparable, youll want to ask about the new cochlea implants that can help restore your ability to hear again. There is also new scientic and medical research with stem cell transplants that can regrow damaged inner ear hair follicles (known as cilia) that send electronic signals to your brain allowing you to translate sounds into language. Researchers at Stanford University say that they are 5-10 years away from a breakthrough that could possibly correct human deafness. To evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a combination of electronic equipment and headphones. Hearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. The results of your hearing exam will provide you with the road map to what you should do next to regain and restore your ability to hear clearly again. One of the most famous people with hearing loss in history is the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), who is credited with inventing the phonograph, light bulb, and movie camera. What many people are not aware of is that Edison became technically deaf in his early teens. It could have been from a childhood illness or the result of a boxingof his ears by a train conductor. Sun City Center4850 Sun City Center Blvd. 813-634-845120 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.oridahearing.com E LLEN TON B RAD E N TON (941) 722-7200 (941) 747-6966 B RANDO N T A M PA (813) 681-4046 (813) 831-9442This advertisement funded by the MANUFACTURER, Minneapolis, MN Arnold Palmer HEARING AID BATTERIES FREE HEARING AID REPAIRS ALL MAKES ALL MODELSBring in your damaged hearing aid. If we can x it in our lab, we will, at no charge Limit 2 Packs Per Household. Must Have Coupon. exp. 2/27/14 99 in noisy environments. music and TV whistling and buzzing customized for your ears

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 7 Apollo Beach Elementary names Students of the MonthThe Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary School are: Madelyn Ahlgren, Sam Botwinski, Brooke Brandenburg, Jayden Collier, Madeleine Cook, Sam Cooper, Christopher Davis, Stephen Difede, Emelie Distefano, Emiko Dutcher, Jake Foster, Mauricio Hernandez, Jordyn Hinegardner, Blake Huff, Teresa Huff, Jessica Huynh, Logan Juszczyk, Luna Laureano-Leon, Darrell Lee, Carter Menotti, Madison Mongeau, Jaylen Morris, Jalyn Morton, Brayden Nystedt, Ayonna Oberting, Alberto Ramos, John Rees, Sophia Robinson, Xavier Robinson, Sophia Rosenberg, Hannah Selke, Gavin Smoak, Luzmaria Torres, Caitlin Wade, Jacob Wolf, Shelby Woolbright, Cassie Wortner, Anna Wright and Chase Wykes. Patrol: Dax Corr. The Student of the Month program is sponsored by the South Shore Kiwanis Club. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers, come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Stuffed Animal Slumber Party Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. For ages 4-8 ~ Ever wonder what it would be like to spend the night at the Library? Your furry friend has the chance to find out! Bring your stuffed animal friend to the Library by 5:30 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 7) and leave them overnight where they will enjoy a slumber party with other stuffed animal friends. On Saturday, come back at 10:30 a.m. for a story time and picture review of all the activities your stuffed animal did overnight! Parents, please make sure your little one can do without their stuffed friend overnight. Registration is required. Please register at the Information Desk or call (813) 273 3652. Stuffed animals can be dropped off any time before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. Baby Time Monday, Feb. 10, 1:35 p.m. For children up to 20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years with caregiver, 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. Story Time Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com. Grocery delivery service holds ribbon cuttingKris White, owner of Bull Bagger, cuts the ribbon on Jan. 29 in a ceremony at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. Bull Bagger is a new grocery delivery service that shops for you at Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie. For every delivery fee, $1 is donated to Feeding America. For more information, visit www.bullbagger.com. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge Every Monday Karaoke for Elks and guests, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for 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 Chefs Special for 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 at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone: (813) 645-2089. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Friday . ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, Feb. 8 . ..............5 p.m. Steak dinner. 6:30 p.m. Music by .................................................... the Myakka Band.Sunday . ........................................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. $1 draft beer all day. ........................................................ and evening.Monday. .............................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday . .............................$1 draft beer all day and evening. Wednesday. ........................Come on down and socialize. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Theyre known as Americas Volunteer Livesavers, the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary who donate their time, energy, money and expertise to help Americas boating public avoid costly and heartbreaking accidents and deaths on our waterways. They can be found along our coastlines and in the nations heartland, teaching safe boating classes, offering free vessel examinations and patrolling the waterways to ensure our trips and excursions are trouble-free. On Jan. 8, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75, of Ruskin conducted its annual Change of Watch, ensuring a seamless transition of outgoing elected and appointed officers to new, as well as inducting a new member and awarding others for their years of dedicated service. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014. Established by an Act of Congress in 1939 as the Coast Guard Reserve to recruit boat owners to help patrol the East and West Coasts, the Auxiliary was reorganized in 1941. The organization is based on four cornerstones: Member Services, Operations and Marine Safety, Recreational Boating Safety, and Fellowship. Flotilla 75 (Ruskin) celebrated its 54th anniversary in December. During that time, it has quietly served the boating public in Lower Hillsborough Bay. Monthly business meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Ruskin Senior Center. The public is always invited. The unit is looking for a permanent home to conduct safe boating classes, member training, and a place to store all the equipment required to accomplish its mission. To learn more about Coast Guard Auxiliary membership, contact Judy Clapp: 813-633-5416; sccjudy@msn.com. To register for a boating safety class or schedule a courtesy vessel examination, contact Guy Mandigo: 813-641-2488; auxmandigo@ earthlink.net.Have a (healthy) heart by visiting the wellness bus for free screenings in RiverviewFebruary is Heart Month, and BayCare Health Systems wellness buses are on the roll, offering heart health screenings across the area. On Saturday, Feb. 22, these screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Josephs Hospital-South, Physician Office Building, 10141 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. The free health screenings include blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and Body Mass Index. Participants will get an overall snapshot of their heart health and tips for a healthier life from BayCares heart health specialists. Registration is required; call (855) 546-6304. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for Americans and claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. About 83.6 million Americans are living with some form of heart disease or after-effects of stroke. Heart disease accounts for 1 in 6 deaths in the United States.

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8 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 FREE Ear Canal Inspection and Hearing Screening for a Limited Time Only!Monday Thru Friday February 10th 14thBecause 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 February 10th 14th 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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Serranos parents were among the first to leave during the first month of the boatlift. They were fortunate, they said, to be in a boat that had a captain. They said many people paddled on homemade rafts and anything else they could find or build. When the boat riders first arrived, there were so many people there was no shelter for everyone, so many, including the Serranos, were sent to California with the help of churches. There were no real living quarters for them there either. They said it was difficult to find even enough tents for so many people at once. My mother says it was just like the beginning of the movie Scarface with tents and people everywhere Serrano said. Her parents early lives were instructive, she said, and taught her never to give up. After only a few years of day labor, her father found a permanent job at Sears, and later he was able to transfer to Tampa. They feared the earthquakes in California, she said. Especially the big one, I think it was around 1987, she said. Her father later opened his own landscaping business and also worked as a subcontractor for Sears. He learned English on the job, but Serrano learned in school. I remember being in classes where they were speaking English and not knowing one word that was spoken, she said. Serrano said she cant praise the ESOL (English as a Second Language) program enough. Gradually, the English words began to make sense. I still think in Spanish, she said without any accent or hesitation. Four years after they arrived in the States, her brother Pedro was born. The family continued to progress, Serrano said, and that she was mentored by Virginia Perez, an educator. Shell never know what it meant to me to have someone help and mentor me so much, she said. Both Dr. Allen Witt, president of the South County college, and Kimberly French, community relations manager at HCC, praised Serrano. She was appointed dean pf Student Services on Jan. 17. Each campus has two deans, and Dr. Craig Hardesty is academic dean. A letter from Dr. Witt explains to the faculty that Serrano was chosen after serving as assistant dean under the campuss founding dean of student services, Steven Stancil. Ms. Serrano has served the college for more than 13 years in progressively responsible positions of Student Services, Witt said. According to Serranos resume, she began as a clerical aide in 1998 and the following year was promoted to Student Assistant, helping parents and students through the financial aid process. From there she became a financial aid technician and, by 2005, a financial aid counselor. By 2008, she was managing the Financial Aid Department, and then became Student Services Manager in 2011. She has been acting dean of Student Services throughout most of 2013. Ms. Serrano is one of the most talented student services professionals that I have ever worked with, Witt said. She rose through the HCC ranks, through talent, intelligence and oldfashioned hard work. Our campus is fortunate that she applied to lead our student services team. Any community college would have been lucky to find her. Witt said he credits Stancil with recognizing that she could head the department after his retirement. Serranos goals include allowing staff to be as innovative as possible, letting people think outside the box to find new ways of accomplishing goals and also promoting more staff and faculty interaction with students in their projects. I am open to suggestion and anxious to move forward, she said.

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12 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 CMIT Solutions of Brandon wields the scissors, holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Riverview Chamber CMIT Solutions of Brandon recently played host to the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its new office space. On Jan. 22, Ann and Matt Spire, along with their suite partner, Ac-WILLIAM KIRLAND PHOTOcurate Tax & Bookkeeping Services LLC, (also conducting a ribbon-cutting), provided tours of their offices and talked to the group about their services. CMIT takes care of computer support services for businesses, offering strategic advice and information technology expertise. If you need IT service, call CMIT Solutions at (813) 574-2900. The office is at 710 Oakfield Dr., Suite 159, Brandon. For more information, visit its website at www.CMITSolutions. com/Brandon. Riverview Chiropractic holds ribbon-cutting ceremonyDr. Steven J. Minafri, center foreground, of Riverview Chiropractic. cuts the ribbon at the ceremony held by the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 23. Located at 11353 Big Bend Rd., the practice offers massages and facials in addition to chiropractic treatment. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the new year with a monthly membership luncheon sponsored by Mosaic Fertilizer LLC. Attendees filled the room at Riverviews The Regent. Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, took the podium for the first time as 2014 Riverview Chamber president at the January meeting. After welcoming everyone and thanking the ambassadors, board members, staff and sponsors, he recapped the Annual Awards Dinner and recognized all winners. Nancy MacLauchlan, Riverview High School DECA and marketing advisor, asked the audience to support her students fundraising efforts so that they may attend competition. Jennifer Whelihan of the Florida Small Business Development Center also informed the members about her services and their connection with the chamber. David Robinson of the Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, encouraged business owners to take advantage of the alliances services and grants programs. Jim Johnson, Mosaics public affairs coordinator and chamber board member emiritus, greeted everyone and spent a few moments talking about Mosaics global presence in the world of fertilizers, phosphates and potash. He also detailed some of the community partnerships that Mosaic has around the world and especially in the local area. Michael Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group, and Jennifer King of Rodan & Fields, took to the podium in full Puttin on the Ritz regalia in order to promote the chambers Roaring 20th Golf Tournament. During the luncheon, 14 new chamber members were welcomed and awarded 2014 membership plaques to display: borough County School Board, District 2 Attendees were encouraged to attend the next GRCC membership meeting luncheon set for Tuesday, Feb. 25, sponsored by The Tampa Bay Times. The chambers luncheons are held the fourth Tuesday each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the public is welcome to attend. Fee for nonmembers is $20. HHUTH & BOOTH PHOTONew members of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce.Riverview Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members Rep. Spano to host Small Business Roundtable in RiverviewThe next meeting of the quarterly Small Business Roundtable will from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Winthrop Barn Theatre in Riverview. Representative Ross Spano (R-Dover) will be the host. The topic for this session is Previewing the 2014 Small Business Legislative Agenda. Said Spano, Input from small-business owners who live and work right here in the community is critical to implementing an effective legislative agenda. If you are interested in attending, email matthew.yost@myfloridahouse.gov. Riverview Branch Library Baby Time Thursday, Feb. 6, 10:05 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children up to 18 months and their caregivers. Toddler Time Thursday, Feb. 6, 10:35 a.m. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. ABCs and 123s of Yoga Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. For children 2 to 5 and their parent/caregivers. Kids benefit from yoga too! In this program, Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers with basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Yoga 101: Intro to Yoga for Adults Monday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. Yoga is an activity that can help heal the mind, body and soul. In this one-hour class, Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga introduces adults to yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should wear athletic or comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Managing Media Monday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. For adults. Tutoring available in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Black History Month: Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping. Hillsborough County has already had two bicycle fatalities in 2014. Help spread the word about safety!

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Now this is something I think we can all agree is worth Congresss time and something we can all get into. Cant think of anything kind to do? Here are some ideas: Why not introduce yourself to your neighbors? Not just the ones on either side of you but the ones three doors down you see outside at the mailbox every day. Say hello and tell them your name. Compliment a stranger. You like the sweater the lady in front of you is wearing, so tell her so. Tell someone their garden is gorgeous or they have kind eyes. Hold the door open for someone. This is common courtesy but seldom done anymore. And if they seem to be in a real rush, let them go in front of you. And while youre at the store, walk your cart to the return cage or back up to the front of the store. Dont leave it in an empty space for someone else to move. Likewise, let people merge-in during traffic. The world would be a lot better place if we all used signals before we turn or let someone have that parking space. Go through your things and give freely to those in need. The Chamber has three different donation bins, and there are several thrift shops in the area that support local charities, so clean out your closet, gather up those cans of soup from the pantry, and give them to someone who really needs them. Pick up the phone and call everyone you care about to tell them you love them. You know that frail lady who lives two doors down? Grab her newspaper at the end of the driveway and take it to her front door. Next time youre out for coffee, offer to pay for the person behind you. You might make a new friend. Share your umbrella with someone who doesnt have one. Already sweeping leaves off your sidewalk? Do your neighbors sidewalk, too. Notice a kid being well-be haved? Tell their parents how good they are while the kid is standing there. It will encourage the kid to continue being good, and will make the parents feel good. Leave nice comments on blogs, Twitter, and Facebook or share a photo that has other people in it. Fill up the gas tank and/or wash the car for your partner and then leave candy on the dashboard for them to find in the morning before work. Tip generously. Those servers only make two dollars and change per hour, and those tips are almost all they get. Just doing one or two of these things will make your day and someone elses as well. Hey, its better than celebrating National Toothache Day (Feb. 9).By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Random acts of kindness Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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20 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 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 and 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 easier, so much more heartfelt. And with that, the town of Dry Creek was born, and a calendar had been turned back by more than a century. It wasnt long before McDowell and a handful of friends and volunteers began thinking of Dry Creek in terms of a television show, with much the same value and family orientation as Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons. Armed with a $100 digital camcorder, they began filming episodes sometimes they could complete two in a single week. McDowells vision was to create a television show that parents could comfortably watch and enjoy with their children. That meant no cursing, no subtle sex scenes, no violence simply a show from the heart with common-sense answers to the basic problems people have faced since the dawn of time; the answers that have somehow been lost in the avalanche of information and imagery from the Internet, iPhones and Xboxes. Dry Creek soon found a home on the cable channel BlueHighways TV. And after the second season, McDowell found himself with a nomination in hand in New Yorks W Hotel with people from Disney and other big networks. They had huge production budgets, while McDowells budget for Dry Creek was whatever his pocketbook could bear. The event was an awards ceremony, and Dry Creek, sometimes referred to by friends of McDowell as the Little Show That Could, picked up an MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSDry Creek creator Les McDowell, left, with production assistant Sandra Cole and director Curtis Graham during the filming of The Doll episode. X X Honorable Mention in the category of Best Family Friendly Series at the annual CableFAX awards. With that, people took notice of the guy from Parrish competing and being compared to those in the big leagues. This was now far more than a dream. On a recent Saturday morning, the little town of Dry Creek was bustling with activity. It was straight out of the 1880s, with children and adults alike in periodcorrect clothing, and men on horses riding into town. Things have changed in town. The $100 digital camcorder had long since been replaced, but now there was a high-end, professional camera mounted on a dolly. Just

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From left are: Karen Ransbury; members of Community Campaign against Human Trafficking Sarah Hardy, Sally Dittman and June Wallace; Firehouse Cultural Center ED Georgia Vahue; trafficking survivor and keynote speaker Connie Rose; and Community Campaign members Joan Kramer and Carla Miles. Missing from the picture is speaker Misty Sherwood, Chair of the Community Campaign’s Prevention Education Committee. SCC Woman’s Club and Firehouse Cultural Center bring awareness of child sex trafficking in Tampa Bay On a recent Sunday, the Fire house Cultural Center and the SCC Woman’s Club teamed up to present WEDU Public TV documentary Too Close to Home, which reveals Tampa Bay’s human trafficking crisis. Prior to the viewing, Community Campaign Founder and SCC Com munity Campaign President June Wallace gave an explanation of the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking and what the Community Campaign is doing to assist with awareness and victim services. Survivor Connie Rose, who is also featured in the documentary, told of her victimization from the age of 2 through the age of 18. She asked at tendees to help “Paint the Town Yel low” by placing Post-it notes with the Trafficking Hotline phone num ber, (888) 3737-888 on the back of bathroom stalls. [The phone number is written thus for easy memorization.] Misty Sherwood spoke last, ex plaining the SCC Campaign’s up coming program of moving along side Ruskin Elementary School and Wimauma Elementary School with “Speak Up, Be Safe” prevention edu cation as well as helping with reading skills and mentoring. For more information, email Misty at mstsherwood@gmail.com.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 23 The Brandon Foundation. He said, The Foundation has provided for two dumpsters at $400 each, and is taking care of arrangements for the portable toilet facilities, but these people need hands-on demolition help out there. I know Holly wants to keep the property, said Walter. But what would be best would be to get a buyer maybe someone who flips properties to advance the couple enough to move into another place and then pay them whatever else they get from the property sale after the place is cleaned up. Its obvious theres no way to salvage the home, he said. Dahl said another possibility is enough monetary donations to allow the Cozzettos to clean up the property and put another mobile home on it. Dahl said he is busy with the Veterans Aid Committee of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce but that he is continuing to try to help. He said he and several friends have given the couple some Walmart gift cards. When theres no electricity and no running water, theres not any sense in people bringing food, he said. The Cozzettos are better off buying what they need by the day, he said. The Brandon Foundation is about to get heavily involved, said its executive director, Rich Strehl. So far, direct contact with the family has been made by Foundation member Alex Hebert. The Cozettos say theyre caught between a rock and a hard place. I dont have any idea what we can do, Holly Cozzetto said. Were doing everything we can. But her father had no homeowners insurance because it was a mobile home on private property not in a park and that, she said, is very hard to obtain. Meanwhile, theyre living in the small pop-up with no running water, using the donated portable toilet and using a generator for electricity. All of which raises even more problems with county code. Blinck said two inspections were made by code enforcement official Jeffrey Ramer after the Dec. 22 fire and that officials are granting the couple more time. We want to bring this to resolution somehow, Blinck said. But at some point, citations will have to be issued with some kind of time limit.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOHolly and Vince Cozzetto are thankful their entire family escaped their Dec. 22 fire, but now find themselves cleaning up the burnedout Riverview home that belonged to Hollys father, who recently died. The couple moved from Georgia to care for him and did not know their neighbors until they stopped and offered help. Brandon Foundation, helpful neighbors aid victims of Riverview fireX County records also show that the home is on an acre and a half of land and that the deed is in both Holly and a relatives name. The relative of record is listed as Ollie Camp, Hollys brother. Dahl said they need some help with someone who knows how to get the deed squared away because there are problems with the deed. The Cozzettos know this situation cant go on this way for long. Im just afraid well be evicted before we get this thing straightened out, Holly Cozzetto said. I dont know what wed do then. Those who want to help may contact info@brandonfoundation. com, Strehl said.

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24 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Youre Invited St. Josephs Hospital Heart Institute 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa St. Josephs Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the new Heart Institute. is 35,000-square-foot facility will provide the most advanced and comprehensive care for all of your cardiovascular needs. Be among the rst to see this new facility at the free grand opening celebration on February 6. Activities will include: Facility tours Healthy heart screenings (includes blood pressure, glucose and body mass index) De-stress massages American Heart Association Heart Saver hands-on CPR demonstration Nurse, dietitian and tness educator available to answer your questions Heart-healthy snacks and refreshments Enter to win Valentines Day gi

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 25 Accurate Tax & Bookkeeping holds ribbon-cutting to mark anniversaryGreg Menia of Accurate Tax & Bookkeeping Services LLC recently invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of his first-year anniversary with the chamber, as well as his recent move to a new and larger office. Greg and his suite partner, CMIT Solutions of Brandon (also conducting a ribbon-cutting), treated the crowd to lunch and a tour on Jan. 22. Accurate Tax & Bookkeeping is a Brandon-based full-service tax, accounting and consulting firm that offers services to businesses and individuals throughout the area. Its areas of expertise include tax preparation and planning; accounting and bookkeeping; payroll, and representation in matters between the state and the IRS. Call Menia at (813) 655-9702 to discuss tax and accounting needs. His office is at 710 Oakfield Dr., Suite 159, Brandon. For more information, visit www.BrandonAccountant.com.WILLIAM KIRLAND PHOTOThe Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribboncutting ceremony on Jan. 24 on behalf of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union in honor of its grand opening. The credit unions new Riverview branch is on Gibsonton Road. The group present at the Jan. 24 ribbon-cutting learned that Suncoast Schools FCU believes in an earth-friendly environment; the new building is designed to be RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedExcel I: Introduction Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. For adults. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel II: Formatting Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3:45 p.m. For adults. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel I is recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel III: Performing Calculations Friday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn about functions and formulas and how to use them in calculations. Excel II is recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel: Charts and Graphs Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. For adults. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel: Data Entry and Printing Options Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 4:45 p.m. For adults. AutoFill, freeze titles, sorting, and Excel printing options. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. Computer Tutor Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For adults. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union holds grand opening ribbon-cuttingnet-zero, which means it will use zero net energy consumption and produce zero carbon emissions annually. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Florida and the 14th largest in the United States, ranked by assets. You can find Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union at 10405 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview or visit its website at www.suncoastfcu.org.RCMA fundraiser is set in Plant City strawberry fieldsWish Farms, the largest grower and shipper of strawberries in Florida, will be hosting the first annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, in Plant City. As with prior Wish Farms fundraisers, this event will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association, a Florida nonprofit that provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural low-income families. For the past eight years, Wish Farms has held a charity tennis tournament, which last year raised over $86,000. This year, the action shifts from the tennis courts to the strawberry fields for a more farmfocused event open to the public. During the Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, corporate-sponsored teams will participate in a relay-style race as they compete to win the title of Best Harvest Crew. The event will kick off Friday evening with drinks, dinner and dancing at the TPepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa. Saturdays family-friendly event will be held at Futch Farms in Plant City and is open to the general public. In addition, Radio Disney of Tampa Bay will be on site leading games and activities for children. Families can enjoy fresh strawberries and strawberry shortcake. Tickets are $25 per adult and $8 per child 12 and under, and includes lunch, strawberry shortcake and a gift bag. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at www. wishfarms.com/spc. Tickets will also be sold on site on Feb. 8, but space will be limited. Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) operates 70 child-care centers for Floridas rural poor, including 18 in the Tampa Bay area. RCMA also runs three charter schools, including two in Wimauma. Founded in 1965, RCMA has given thousands of children a vital boost toward success in school and life. Operation Fight the Blight begins its battle in Old Sun City in FebruaryHillsborough County Code Enforcement will kick off its 2014 Operation Fight the Blight with a cleanup campaign Feb. 3-7 and Feb. 10-13 in Old Sun City, south of Ruskin. The cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday. The Old Sun City cleanup boundaries include two areas: Vidor Avenue on the north, Fox Street/Fox Place on the south, US Hwy 41 on the east and Uncle Brack Road on the west. Also, Ince Drive on the north, First National Drive on the south, Talmadge Avenue on the east, and US Hwy 41 on the west. Residents who live within these boundaries and wish to participate in the program will be asked to show proof of residence, such as a Florida drivers license, Florida vehicle registration or a utility bill. During the operation, several dumpsters will be located at Sun City Heritage Park, 3030 US Hwy 41 S for residents to dispose of the following items at no charge: Items that will NOT be accepted for disposal: Hillsborough Code Enforcement officers are partnering on the cleanup campaign with several other county agencies, including Animal Services, Public Utilities, Office of Community Affairs/Neighborhood Relations, Public Works, the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and Tampa Electric Co. For more information, call Hillsborough County Neighborhood Relations at (813) 307-3564. Ruskin Little Caesars premieres new $5 lunch comboLane Rickman, Little Caesars franchisee in Ruskin and Sun City Center, is participating in the pizza chains new promotion of a $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo. Little Caesars, one of the countrys largest pizza chains, introduced the $5 lunch promotion Feb. 3. It features four slices of the companys popular deep dish pizza paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product. There is no calling, waiting or online ordering required, said Rickman. Its hot and ready when they arrive, making it a convenient and affordable lunchtime option. Little Caesars touts the speed of the new lunch option, saying that the $5 Lunch Combo gets customers in and out of the restaurant in around 30 seconds. Rickmans Little Caesars location is 3848 SR 674 (Sun City Blvd.) in Ruskin.SouthShore Chamber members step up to help Ruskin ElementaryLast week the Educational Partnership Committee of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce asked for help from chamber members. They were seeking someone to supply a second-grade classroom at Ruskin Elementary School with specific vocabulary books that have been proven to increase reading and comprehension skills. The cost was $160 for the books. The chamber agreed that if one member would supply a classroom with these books, the chamber itself would pay for an additional set for another classroom. The response from members was overwhelming and the committee has announced that all ten secondgrade classrooms will be presented with their books this week. The following chamber members supported the effort: Joe Kilgore, Charlotte Clark, Bell Shoals Baptist Church Apollo Beach Campus, Paula MacDonaldImage Suite PR/Marketing/Media, Annette HartingHarting Insurance, At Home Auto Care H&R Block Business Services, Kids R KidsSouthShore, and YMCASouthShore.

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26 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000\000j^[\000Ykhh[dj FEBRUARY 6, 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 TRADITIONAL 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 FriendshipBaptistChurchSCC.com (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 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 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 Wimauma Church of God Celebrating 100th Anniversary Feb. 16 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service 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} Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. — Nisargadatta Mahara Area Obituaries -DQD\003+DWHOG\003&UX] July 10, 1979 February 1, 2014 On February 1, 2014, Jana Hatfield Cruz of Ruskin left us to become one of God’s Angels in heaven. She is survived by her loving husband Raymund Cruz; sons Austin, Cole Caleb, Jacob and Landon; parents Jay Hatfield and Betty Hatfield; and siblings Tracy, Jamey and Jason. She was a loving mother, wife and daughter who will be greatly missed. May she soar to heavens and find everlasting peace. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Zipperers Funeral Home in Ruskin. 'RQDOG\003+HQU\\000\(DWRQ January 5, 1928 December 13, 2013 Donald Henry Eaton, 85, passed away on December 13, 2013, in Weston, Florida. He was born on January 5, 1928, in Green Lake, Wis., to Donald McLelland Eaton and Elaine Marie Gentzen Eaton. Donald grew up in West Allis, Wis. He graduated from West Allis Central High School in 1945 at age 17, and immediately joined the Merchant Marines. Donald married Sally Frances Emmett in 1947. They were happily married for 29 years until Sally’s death in 1976. In 1981, he married Geraldine Gudmundson. Donald started work at the flour mill in Superior, Wis. He then worked for Fowler Towel company in Milwaukee, where he became a Teamster’s union member, and soon thereafter began working for Teamster’s union 695 as a business agent. He quickly became President and, subsequently, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 695 in Madison Wis. He was voted Man of the Year in 1969 in the City of Madison for his contributions in settling a bus drivers strike. He later worked as a Commissioner of Labor Mediation for the Federal government, first in the Minneapolis office, and then in Atlanta, Ga. prior to his retirement. In retirement, he moved to Sun City Center, Fla., and became an avid golfer, joining four leagues, and keeping scores for some of them. He was part of the local neighborhood watch group, and provided community service as a volunteer mediator. Donald was preceded in death by brother Lawrence Albert Eaton, wife Sally Frances Emmett Eaton, and parents Donald McLelland Eaton and Elaine Marie Gentzen Eaton. Donald is survived by children Jamie Beatty of Columbus, Ohio; Christopher Eaton of Madison, Wis.; Laurie Eaton (James Jasper) of Minneapolis, Minn.; Nell Henry (James) of River Falls, Wis.; grandchildren S. Patrick Eaton (Yuko Sasano), Hank Beatty (Angie), Jesse Beatty, Samuel Underkofler (Angelia Gomes), Kelly Underkofler, Jake Underkofler, Casey Underkofler, Kate Henry and Allie Henry; greatgrandchildren Reika Sasano, Kei Sasano, Jamie Beatty and Harley Snyder; brother Phillip Eaton of Sun City Center, Fla.; nephew David Eaton; spouse Geraldine Eaton of Weston, Fla.; stepchildren Dean Gudmundson, (Dierdre); Holly Cruse; Jennifer Gudmundson; and Nicole Moore, (Patrick). In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871. +DUROG\003:HQGHOO\003\ Harold Wendell Fitts, 88, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, in Sun City Center, Fla. Born and raised in Barre, Vt., he graduated from Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. He served in WWII and returned from the war to marry Doris (Ding) Paterson and to work in the family business, the Homer Fitts Company. During his career at the Homer Fitts Company, Wendell was actively involved in the community, belonging to Barre Elks, Barre American Legion, Barre Community Baseball Association, Lighthouse and the Barre Rotary, where he served as district governor. At one point in his career, he was honored by a national retailers association and shared the award with the president of Sears Roebuck. Wendell and Ding raised six children and served as hosts to more than two dozen foreign exchange students through AFS and Rotary International. Upon retirement, Wendell and Ding continued their Vermont connection by summering at Leyford Pond, and they spent the remainder of the year in Sun City Center, Fla., where Wendell enjoyed golf and good times with friends. Whenever Ding and Wendell traveled, they always returned home having made new friends; they had friends around the world. Following Ding’s death, Wendell met Edna Royle, and they were married in 2003. Together, they continued to enjoy golf and their families. Wendell leaves two brothers, Homer and Stanley of Barre, Vt., and six children: Donald (Nancy) of Sarasota, Fla., David of Sacramento, Calif., Stephen (Susan) of Sun City Center, Robert (Terri) of Maitland, Fla., Wendy (Jerry) Marcotte of Sun City Center, and Scott (Mary) of Wilmington, Del. He also leaves a step-daughter, Lois (Allan) Marquardt of St. Louis, Mo. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Corrigan and stepson David Royle. He leaves 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who loved him dearly. A celebration of his life took place January 21, 2014, at the Hospice House in Sun City Center, and a memorial service and burial will take place this summer in Barre, Vt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lifepath Hospice of Sun City Center, 3725 Upper Creek Rd., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home. .ODXV\003-\021\003\UDHEHO Klaus J. Fraebel, 76, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on January 26, 2014. Klaus is survived by his loving wife Christel; daughter Andrea and husband Fred; daughter Beate; and three grandchildren Michael, Daniel and Christal. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. \(VWKHU\003FKLHOH\003 *UHHQOHH Esther Schiele Greenlee, 94, passed away at LifePath Hospice on January 25, 2014. She is survived by daughter Janet Vassallo and son Ralph Greenlee as well as granddaughters Jennifer Theodore and Sarah Schweiger plus great-grandson Jonathon Theodore, as well as other loving extended family members. Esther was born in Syracuse, New York, and was very active in her country club, Meals on Wheels and Syracuse University, her alma mater. When she and her husband Thomas moved to Sun City Center she continued her service with the Meals on Wheels project. She was a member of Caloosa Golf & Country Club and was known for her excellent skill in playing bridge. Esther’s faith was very strong and was fortified by her weekly attendance at Redeemer Lutheran Church. HUOD\003\000\003+LUQHLVHQ Verla M. Hirneisen of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., went to be with the Lord on December 2, 2013, after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Carl Hirneisen, who passed away in January 2012. Verla worked at Schick Inc., Totes and Datcon. She moved to Sun City Center in 2001. She is survived by daughter Judith (Michael) Krantz, son Veryl Ed Geltz and his partner Gary Lancaster, daughter Carla (Bruce) Texter, and son Brad (Cindy) Hirneisen; grandchildren Karen (Ronnie) Ellmaker, Leslie (Ken) McCollough, Holly (Anthony) Reynolds and Jarred Texter; and seven greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Sun City Christian Center Church, 17566 US Hwy 301 South, in Wimauma. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 SR 72 in Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in her name to Sun City Christian Center. Corrected date: Rummage sale at Beth Israel is Feb. 11 Beth Israel will hold its annual Rummage Sale Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a one-day-only sale, so everything is priced to sell. The sale will take place at the synagogue: 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 27 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 ...................................................5:00 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 The Healing Power of the BibleA talk by Elise L. Moore International speaker and Christian Science healerExplore specic Bible verses that heal the heart and cure diseaseSunday, February 23 3:00 p.m.Florida Room, The Atrium 945D North Course Lane BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Palm Tree Home Companion returns to United Methodist Church of SCC The Drama Team at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will present the third edition of A Palm Tree Home Companion Radio Show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Life Enrichment Center. Written and directed by Glenn Appleyard, the radio show parodies the very popular NPR radio offering known as A Prairie Home Companion that features Garrison Keillor and airs on Saturday evenings. Appleyard promises that those unfamiliar with the NPR show will still find his parody very entertaining, with various skits and special guest musicians, including members of the Front Porch Pickers, Amanda Jordan and Kelly Sleigh, and silly commercial sponsors (Songs for Snowbirds and Marthas Mullets & More are both back). In addition to the musical guests, performers for the evening festivities include Glenn and Eric Appleyard, Manny Escudero, Jeff Jordan and Tiffani Martinez. Tickets are $10 each and include desserts and complimentary beverages. The first two editions of the show were sellouts, so the public is encouraged to buy advance tickets, available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays in the church office, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. in SCC. Noted Russian pianist in concert at St. Andrew Church in Sun City CenterNoted young Russian pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski will appear in a return concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. The concert continues the Fine Arts Concert Series at St. Andrew for the 2013-2014 season. Soukhovetski is rapidly earning a reputation as a young pianist who captivates with lyricism, immaculate technique, refinement and vigor. The winner of many international piano performance awards, he has performed with major orchestras around the world, including recitals at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Hall in New York and the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Soukhovetski will perform his own arrangements of Verdis La Traviata, and works by Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss. Tickets are $10 at the church reception desk on weekdays, or at the door the day of the concert.Konstantin SoukhovetskiSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church is at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. For more information, call St. Andrew at (813) 634-1252, or Judy Voorhees at (813) 6428125. St. John the Divine hosts fish fry Feb. 7St. John the Divine Episcopal Church will hold a fish fry from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at its Sun City Center campus, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. Besides fish, the dinner includes French fries, coleslaw, a variety of desserts, as well as coffee and tea. Tickets are $9 if bought at the church office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call Sandi at (813) 298-9632.Find a a treasure at Redeemer Lutheran rummage saleRedeemer Lutheran Church will hold its 7th annual rummage sale from on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday; Saturday, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Lots of household items have been donated for the sale. Crafts, clothing and baked goods will also be available. The church is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. New Beginnings celebrates 16 years of worship At the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 9, the congregation of New Beginnings Fellowship will celebrate its 16th year of worshiping together. Rev. Arthur Buddy Brady, from Blakely, Ga., will bring the message that morning. Starting at 1:30 p.m., there will be a Gospel Sing with the group Three Blessed, also from Blakely, Ga. There will be no evening service Take along a friend and go be blessed. The church is at 1120 27th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, call Pastor R. Lewis Brady at (813) 654-1018.Lets remember George Washington On February 4, 1784, George Washington was elected the first US President. On Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC, the Rev. Robert P. Tucker will look at some of the elements of Washingtons life and service that made his contemporaries feel, when with him, they were in the presence of greatness. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome. Trinity Baptist hosted IFC meetingTrinity Baptist Church members of the InterFaith Council of Sun City Center are, from left, Nancy Majorki, Vern Elarth, Gerry Harding, Kathy Clor, Jim Clor and Katie Boykin. The church hosted the IFC January meeting and heard Cindy Sofarelli, senior group vice president for the Tampa YMCA, report on the progress of the new Family Y at Big Bend Road and Bullfrog Creek Road.JAY SPARKMAN PHOTOCHURCH NEWSX continued on page 32The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Parish in Sun City Center will hold its annual spring fashion show, Bridge to Spring, at noon Thursday, March 6, at Community Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m. This years show will feature fashions from Patchingtons in St. Petersburg; the clothing will be available to try on and purchase. Banquet Masters will provide a buffet lunch. There will be door Patchingtons featured in upcoming showprizes. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased at the Atrium Kiosk from 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 5 and 7 and Feb. 10, 12 and 14. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bridging Freedom, an organization that combats the sextrafficking of minors. For additional information, call Lynn at (941) 723-8431.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 31 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perform 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. 3/13/14MAINTENANCE 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 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled NursingConcerned about COPD?Come to SunTowers Therapy to receive your FREE Pulmonary Screening from our respiratory therapist. Call now! Schedule a tour of our New MEMORY CAREand receive a complimentary copy of Alzheimers Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guideby author Kathy LaurenhueCall (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FLSunTowersRetirement.comAssisted Living Facility #4991 OF cost of medicine we have seen an increase over the years, but it is something I enjoy doing. The simple thanks they receive from families, many with young children, are reward enough for Bullaro and his staff. Just that thank you is enough for us, he said.Where to donateCanned food and nonperishable foodstuffs can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., through Feb. 28, at the JSA Medical Group Activity Center, 787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, behind Burger King on State Road 674. Other local food banks benefiting from the Caring Castle include The Lords Lighthouse, Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission and St. Anne Church. Organizers plan to build a castle with donations, using canned goods and other nonperishable foodstuffs as bricks. The castle will be redesigned and rebuilt weekly as donations roll in. The drive is already enjoying community support, turning in food even before the Feb. 1 start date. The feedback has been fabulous, said Roseanne Korfant of Sun City Centers JSA Medical Group, who pioneered the idea of a Caring Castle food drive at her previous job with the chamber of commerce in Cleveland, Ohio. Everyone really thinks its a wonderful campaign. KEVIN BRADY PHOTOBobbi Burnette, left, and Alice White are among the 40 volunteers at Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry.Food banksX

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There were cameramen and a director, production assistants and actors with Screen Actors Guild cards in their pockets. Instead of filming a few episodes in a week, now an hour or three could be spent filming a mere moment of a single scene. Things have changed in Dry Creek, and although the budget is still a struggle and a concern, the dozens of people on the set had turned out because they had heard of McDowells dreams and they, too, believed. They believed in him. They believed in making something happen on a television landscape that often seems overly populated with divisive reality shows. They believed in making something good happen. I recently sent out a letter to our Dry Creek family explaining where we were at on our journey, McDowell said. We started the trip with just a knapsack and a few folks climbing the mountain to where we dreamed that good family programming lives. With prayer, passion and hard work we got so far and started running out of oxygen. I yelled out for the cavalry, and they came. After many days of work and filming, the third season pilot, The Doll, was nearing completion. Networks have expressed interest, but in a fleeting industry nothing is ever certain until it actually airs. McDowell wants to stay with BlueHighways TV, but he also hopes to find perhaps a second television home, perhaps the Hallmark Channel, and perhaps to find connections with those who can help to build on the dream, financially and professionally. But that doesnt necessarily require a network, it simply requires asking. People want to help. People often talk about the good old days, and McDowell is trying to bring them back, at least for 30 minutes to an hour each week. He wants to make a positive impact on a nation that increasingly seems to be struggling to find its moral center. We just wrapped filming of it [the pilot episode] and it brings tears to my eyes to have all these people come and and help us raise Dry Creek up into the air like an Amish barn raising, he continued. Back on that Saturday on the set, a horse-drawn wagon repeatedly rumbled through the small town of Dry Creek, running again and again to get this or that just right for the discerning eye of the director and the high definition camera. Between each pass, production crew members ran out to the towns dirt road to shovel the dirt kicked up by the fast-moving wagon back to its normal state of footprints and the tracks of horse hooves. No detail was too small. Cast members waiting for their turn before the cameras mingle in costume as one actor rides up on a horse. With the exception of the cameras and the crew, along with an occasional truck seen just off the set, it might well have been the 1880s. McDowells dream has come true. He built it on faith, and then help arrived when he needed it. More is needed, but that, too, is a matter of faith. Something good is happening in that little town, and everyone on the set seems to know it. They are all volunteers; they are all there because they believe. We are so thankful they came out to Dry Creek, McDowell said. Everybody knows where Dry Creek is, cause its inside each and every one of us.Dry Creek is broadcast in the Tampa Bay area on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on BrightHouse Networks channel 195 or HD channel 1316. Dry Creek may be found on Facebook at www.facebook. com/DryCreekTV. Information about BlueHighways TV is available at www.bluehighwaystv.com. Les McDowell can be contacted via email at les@ drycreektv.com or via mail to Dry Creek Productions LLC., P.O. Box 58, Parrish Fl. 34219.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 35 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDICAL GROUP SUN CITY CENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) Thu 06: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 07: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 10: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 11: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 12: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 14: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 17: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 18: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* DIABETES WORKSHOP* (MUST REGISTER WITH ARLETTE 727-828-2411)11 am to Noon 1 to 3 pm Wed 19: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 21: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm FEBRUARY 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 Happy Valentines Day! TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW NO CDDFEES

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38 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 6, 2014 Volume 58 Number 3 36 PagesTHE OBSERVER NEWS page 5 page 17 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Family Owned & OperatedSCCs Oldest & Most Trusted Flooring Dealer1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office)813-633-7116THE 2008BEST OF SOUTH SHORE MEMBER WEST FLORIDAGolf Cart AccessibleCome and Enjoy Shopping for All Your Flooring Needs in our 4,000 Square Foot Color Center!Large Selection of Carpet, Tile, Wood, Laminate, Vinyl and Luxury Vinyl Tiles Let John Moore Abbey Floor & Design Center give you a %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN In Manhattans W Hotel, Les McDowell no doubt felt a sense of awe in gathering with some of the biggest names in the television industry. It wasnt that he was in awe of the personalities; as an award-winning former Tampa Bay area country music radio host he was accustomed to working with big names. Rather, he must have thought about the path that led him there, to a television awards ceremony in New York City. His path didnt include multimilliondollar production budgets backed by networks and actors that were household names. His path was more of a rutted dirt road, formed by the hooves of horses and wagon wheels. Behind the scenes atIt was a path created by passion, dedication and sheer faith. Les McDowell dreams. And then he makes those dreams come true. Shortly after signing off of the radio airwaves, he found himself with time, idle hands that yearned to be active, and a mind filled with dreams and ideas. On his 40-acre ranch near Parrish, he began building an 1880s town, which, on the surface, at least, was to be a backdrop for cowboy poetry that he broadcast via a YouTube channel. Beneath the surface, it is likely he was building a time machine, a place from another era when things seemed clearer than they do today. It was a place where problems are much like we have now, but the solutions were apparently so muchX SouthShore Chamber honors businesses, volunteers, Dickman familySurvivor of Mariel Boat Lift named HCC Dean of Students %  PENNY FLETCHER Yaima Serranos story is somewhat like the one about President Abraham Lincoln growing up in a log cabin and studying law by candlelight. Its every bit as impressive because it shows how a child of refugees learned a new language and grew up to excel in a challenging field and now helps other students do the same. Yaima Serrano has been named the new dean of Student Services at Hillsborough Community Colleges South County campus. And thats quite a change from her early life, which wasnt easy. In fact, if it hadnt been for the perseverance and fortitude of her parents, Vilma and Pedro Rodriguez, she could have ended up living in a tent in Cuba begging for food. A survivor of the Mariel Boat Lift, now called by some the Freedom Flotilla, Serrano was one of the 125,000 Cubans who made it to Florida in 1980 between April 15 and Oct. 31 on small boats, rafts and anything else that would float. She was a baby then, and now has no memory of the event, only the stories from her parents, who were also interviewed by email for this story. My mother was 17 and my dad was 21, said Serrano in her HCC office with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the front of the campus. But even though they were married, in Cuba my mother still had to have the permission of her parents my grandmother before she could leave. Yaima Serrano was named Dean of Student Services at Hillsborough Community Colleges South County campus Jan. 17. She has been with the college in many positions, starting as a clerk in 1998. Serrano is one of the people who came from Cuba during the famous Mariel Boat Lift of 1980, which is now often referred to as Operation Freedom Flotilla.Serranos office is a lifetime away from when she was taken below deck during the Mariel Boat Lift. The captain allowed my mother to take me below, because I was so young and people were vomiting. There were no restroom facilities on most of the boats used in the lift either, so many got very ill. Her parents remember that the weather was bad and the water very rough. But they said, If we had to do it all over again we wouldnt think twice. Theres nothing more important than a X %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN Chamber of Commerce annual dinners generally arent surprising affairs, but organizers for the SouthShore Chamber dinner, held on Friday at the Del Webb South Shore Falls Clubhouse in Apollo Beach, were surprised by at least one thing: Members of the area business community turned out in force for it, driving attendance to capacity levels. This has been a wonderful place to hold this MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Morrison with Glenn and Ned Dickman as the chamber recognized and thanked the Dickman family for its long support of area businesses and the community.event, said Melanie Morrison, chamber executive director, while looking out at the full tables spanning the length of the large meeting room in the development. But next year well need to find a bigger space. Morrison also spoke about how increasingly visible the growing success of South Hillsborough has become in greater Tampa Bay. The event was designed to be relaxed and fun, with the attire ranging from suits and ties X

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2 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 I Ca n tL iv eW it h Ex cruciating Fo otandLeg Pa in!Announcing AN ewHigh Te chMethodForthe Tr eatmentof PeripheralNeuropathyand Ty peIIDiabetesSymptoms... When you hear this from a patient it gets your attention. Typically, I get the worst of the worst pain patients but when I recently heard this exclamation, my attention was particularly piqued. Lets call this patient Bob. Bob is 62 years old with neuropathy in his hands and feet. He had poorly controlled Type II Diabetes and his life was literally as he described a living hell. Clearly he was coming to the end of his rope. The nerves in his legs and feet were damaged and he was in HORRIBLE CONSTANT PAIN! I cant Sleep at Night! He complained to me, I cant sleep at night because my legs feel like they are being eaten by little bugs or chewed on by small animals. During the day, he could hardly walk and every step sent shooting pain like lightning from his toes and up his legs up almost to his knees. He has numbness in his feet and couldnt feel his feet very well and had terrible balance problems. He was worried he might fall and injure himself. He said that he could not go on living with this constant, debilitating pain that had made every day a tragedy. I had to help This Man! I recently was fortunate enough to accidentally discover a new noninvasive and non-drug treatment for severe and constant foot and leg pain caused by Neuropathy. I learned about a new type of nonsurgical and painless high tech treatment that was working wonders with severe, constant chronic pain, including pain caused by Neuropathy. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payments for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for free, discounted fee, or reduced service, examination or treatment. It had the ability to quickly increase circulation to an area (much needed in neuropathy patient). It could reduce and/ or eliminate pain in as little as a few treatments and was changing the lives of patients with across the nation. Based on the research about this new type of technology and because of the almost immediate type of pain relief, I had to have one of these deep tissue treatments in my facility no matter what the cost. I invested and implemented this new treatment that utilized state of the art pain relieving therapies as well as other therapies, all customized to the patients particular needs. I enrolled in extensive training. My staff and I witnessed some amazing reductions and eliminations of some of the worst pain syndromes I have ever seen... And it was FAST! After just a few minutes of treatment on patients with extreme chronic pain of the worst kind, including neuropathy of the feet and legs, we had patients telling us how their pain levels had decreased and they were shocked. Some of them had their pain even alleviated after only one treatment. We were able to reduce or even eliminate neuropathy pain of the worst kind. I now offer a noninvasive, non-surgical and painless neuropathy pain treatment. I help patients reduce or eliminate their neuropathy pain using a combination of natural therapies, customized to each individual patients needs. These therapies may include a possible combination non-surgical, noninvasive relaxing re-integration and stimulation of peripheral nerves, vibration therapy, laser therapy, myofascial release, and more. Heres what some patients have said about their treatments: My experience with Sarasota Spine and Nerve: I am a vigorously active 69 yearold-man. For two years, I have pursued various medical specialists and solutions seeking relief from ropathy in my feet. I had become completely frustrated with surgical, pharmacological and exercise therapies that were prescribed for me. Masking the pain, burning and numbness were not acceptable solutions. All that changed when I was introduced to Dr. Tyson and Sarasota Spine and Nerve. The integrated regimen of Neuroanalgesic, lower extremity circulatory massage and vibration therapy, combined with a carefully crafted combination of nutritional supplementation and lifestyle management, have resulted in an extraordinary improvement in my condition. My overall improvements in comfort and physical agility have been nothing short of amazing. I have experienced dramatically reduced pain and burning, improved balance and agility, and gained a level of recovery I never thought possible. The staff at the clinic is simply incredible. 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The project is part of a Surface Water Improvement and Management program that has already been performed on the north side The project is unique not only for its size and scope but also for the preservation of a large parcel of coastal land, an increasingly rare commodity as Florida continues to develop. The 779-acre project, part of a larger, 2,500-acre project, will include 381 acres of restored coastal uplands and 398 acres of restored freshwater and estuarine wetlands. The restoration is intended to offset habitat losses suffered throughout Tampa Bay, and thus provide space for the public and for the thousands of coastal species that live within the Tampa Bay ecosystem. This is a wonderful effort by local partners, said Robert Beltran, executive director of Southwest Florida Water Management a balance between human and environmental needs.Located on County Line Road south of Ruskin, the project is being heralded as the largest ecosystem restoration in the Tampa Bay area. Once completed, it will link nearly 20 miles of conservation land north and south of Cockroach Bay. sands of acres that have been restored in greater Tampa Bay over the years, and of the enormous scope of the current project. One point six million cubic yards of dirt will be moved in this project, he said. That is enough to stretch from Miami all the way to Tampa. Once a series of pits created by the commercial excavation of shells and sand, the land will be restored to provide public access and a home for thousands of species of wildlife. Monday were Herschel T. Vinyard Jr., secretary of the Florida Southwest Florida Water ManageRecreation and Conservation Department. The event also included a symbolic tree planting, with the commemorative tree donated by Florida Natives Nursery. The nearly $12 million project is being funded from state grants, as well as grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and other sources. Once complete, the project will connect nearly 20 continuous miles of conservation land north and south area. Financial support was provided by the Gardinier Trust Fund, via the Florida and Hillsborough County departments of environmental protection, the Hillsvironmental Fund / National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as well as from state funds from various trust funds. The event nearly coincided with so proclaimed in 1997. County Line Road, just south of Volunteer needed for help with newsletterMary & Martha House, a nonprofit organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused needed to help produce a newsletter for the organization. Since the organization is nonprofit, the position would be on a volunteer basis. Anyone with computer experience with newsletters and layout, and who has a few hours to donate to a good cause, is encouraged to call Mary & Martha House at hours and days. 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4 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 You Dream It... We Build It. Serving This Community For 28 Years(813) 649-1599 Visit us at: FREE ESTIMATES!FREEWindow UpgradesCASH + Including installation and a FREE Service Valentine BINGOCome Fill Your Heart with Fun!THURSDAY, February 13 TWO JACKPOTS($150 min/ $250 max payout based on number of players)FREE SPEEDY(bring a canned good receive one free speedy per player)FREE COOKIESEVERYONE WELCOME!!Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Early Birds 6:30 p.m. Regular Games 7:00 p.m. 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Chere Simmons. ....Editor/Creative Direc.chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. .........Associate Editor carol@observernews.netMitch Traphagen. .................Online Editormitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher. ........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. .............Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Wes Mullins. ............................Publisher wmullins@mmprintinc.com Vilma Stillwell. Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ..........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin. .......Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay. .......Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc. English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell said, People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other peoples minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues. Dont concentrate on your faults and few others will. Correct your faults and then forget them. Sounds simple, doesnt it? But it is much more difficult to do than seems reasonable. I know that in my years on this Earth, I have continually strived to correct my faults, but some of them persist in dogging me long after they are gone. How is this possible, you ask? It is possible for two reasons. The primary way is that along with the fault came a memory, and the memory is so strong that even though we are not engaged in the activity we called a fault, the guilt feelings are still there and easily triggered. For example, a friend of mine is an alcoholic. For five years, he has been sober and part of Alcoholics Anonymous. Yet he cannot put the guilt feelings behind him for his actions during the time in which he drank to excess. Intellectually, he knows that during that time he was sick and the sickness was the cause of his actions. But emotionally, he holds onto the blame. He is not unlike a child who overeats and becomes obese. Even in later life, when the child grows into an adult of normal weight, he may be cursed to think of himself as fat all of his life. Second, there are some among us who feel it is their God-given duty to make sure people around them never forget the fact that they are not now or never will be perfect. These people revel in finding fault in others and dredging up past faults if there are no new transgressions to harp on. They rarely, if ever, update their tapes to reflect changes for the better in their targets. Like heat-seeking missiles, they are deadly at finding sore spots in their prey. These sore spots, again, are the guilt feelings from previous actions. When poked at, they will not heal. In fact, when the effort to improve is not praised, but rather criticized, there is a very strong chance improvement will cease and that old habit patterns will resume. In the first instance, the only way to correct the situation is to forgive yourself for past actions. Recognize that you are not perfect and that fallible creatures will make mistakes. In fact, the person who does not make mistakes was probably hired by one who did. The wonder of the human creature is that we learn and grow from our mistakes. In the second instance, recognize that anyone who derives their self worth from finding fault in others has more problems than you do. People who have nothing better to do than call attention to those who fall are small people indeed. They can have an effect on you only so long as you value their opinion. In the first instance, I suggested that you forgive yourself. In this instance, I suggest you forgive them. That may seem to be strange advice, but when you do this, you cease to be a target worthy of pursuing. Never forget you are unique, you are special, and you are great. If you are to achieve your potential, correct your faults, and then forget them. It is the best thing you can do for yourself because it frees up memory for positive pursuits and more pleasant thoughts.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, that airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone: (813) 6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Fix faults and forget themSupport group formed for gays, lesbians The South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging has started a new support group for gays and lesbians. This short-term (five sessions) group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Feb. 20, at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. The group will be facilitated by Sandra McCaw, Ed.S, CPC, Certified Professional Life Coach. Sandra is a former certified group therapist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. For more information, call Sandra at (973) 902-8401.Mary Todd Lincoln comes aliveOn Saturday, Feb. 8, the Performing Arts Company presents Carlyn Laurent as Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln? Performances will be at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Dr. in Sun City Center. Tickets are $12 and are available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, weekdays from 9 a.m. noon, or via credit card by calling (813) 400-7803. Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln? is a one-woman play that will have its premier performance at the Rollins. Through many of Mary Todd Lincolns own words, audiences will relive her troubled childhood; her time as a fun-loving socialite; and her years as a young mother, vilified presidential wife, grieving mother, and shattered widow. Laurent has performed on radio, television, telethons, in commercials and has entertained at conventions. She has been writing professionally for 40 years: weekly newspaper and monthly magazine columns, feature articles, advertising copy, theatrical publicity, as well as the historical play Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln?For more information and details on the shows, call the ticket line at (813) 400-7803 or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.org.Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 28 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 5 At the heart of every local fair are young people learning about responsible farming, ranching and food production. As a global leader in the production of essential crop nutrients, Mosaic takes pride in fullling our mission of helping the world grow the food it needs. However, most people dont know we also produce high-quality feed ingredients that provide the critical building blocks of animal nutrition for farmers and ranchers here in Florida and around the world. Quality food on our tables begins with quality feed on farms. Thats why were proud to support our local FFA and 4H programs where commitment to teaching responsible agricultural practices is about growing a safe and healthy future, for all of us. Lets keep our communities growing, together.mosaicco.com/orida Dannie Glassburn Florida 4-H, District IX to our communities Connecting our mission Seminar Tuesday, Feb. 11th @ 11:00 am FREE FOOD Join us for exclusive specials and your chance to win prizes at our upcoming seminar! Rich Castellano, M.D. Randall Weyrich, M.D., www.ImageLift.comRich Castellano, M.D., Founder, Medical Director Randall Weyrich, M.D.Call 855.968.8411 to reserve your seat TODAY!All events are 100% complimentarybefore your appointmentWorry Lines Disappear $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry serving more seniorsThe second in a series of articles on South County food banks benefiting from the Have A Heart Caring Castle community food drive cosponsored by JSA Medical Group and The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current.By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netThe number of families using Sun City Centers Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry has increased 65 percent over the last year, and more seniors than ever are lining up every weekend to put food on the table. This time last year our average was about 110 families a week, said Tom Bullaro, co-director of the pantry with his wife Anita. Its up to 170 now. Most of his customers are from Wimauma, Bullaro said, adding We have seen at least a 10 percent increase in the number of seniors coming to the pantry over the last year, Started in 2000 when Our Lady of Guadalupe volunteers handed out food on Saturday mornings, the pantry has grown into one of the countys largest, helping as many as 200 Sun City Center, Wimauma and Balm families a week. That, said Bullaro, has grown into a four-day-a-week operation with 40 volunteers. When I started nine years ago we were serving 50 families a week, he said. Now we average about 170 a week, although we sometimes get 200. Each family is eligible to receive 50 to 60 pounds of food every two weeks at Our Lady of Guadalupe. The typical box includes a lot of protein so we give them meat, rice, peanut butter and jelly, vegetables and potatoes, and we make sure everyone gets the same amount, Bullaro said. Its not enough to last them for two weeks, but it will last them at least a week. I know many also use other local pantries to supplement what they receive from us. Helping to keep the pantrys shelves stocked are donations from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center and the InterFaith Council of Sun City Center via the Nearly New Shop. Weekly collections at the church also help. Project Hunger, a food and financial donation drive on the third weekend of the month at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, also helps keep the wolf from the pantrys door. That project is run by the Knights of Columbus chapter 7282. That amounts to more than $25,000 a year that we can buy food with, Bullaro said. X KEVIN BRADY PHOTOTom Bullaro, far right, co-director of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry says volunteers, some of whom are pictured above, are the backbone of the pantry. We couldnt do it without them, Bullaro said. Those donations provide Bullaro with about $1,000 a week to spend on food at Feeding America Tampa Bay, buying about 1,800 pounds of food. Feeding America, a regional food bank, serves pantries throughout Tampa Bay. While the church, which also runs a popular thrift shop, donates space for the food bank to operate, Bullaro, a retired homebuilder from Pennsylvania, ensures that the pantry pays its own way as much as possible. He said, We are currently looking for new freezers, and people have said just get the money from the thrift shop, but we dont receive any funding from the thrift shop. That goes to operate the church mission. A welcoming and professional attitude pervades the food pantry. Bullaro said he and his staff make sure of that. No one looks down on anyone who comes here for help, he said. God said help the poor, and thats what we are doing. We dont want the people to feel down and out. We want them to feel they are just as good as anyone else. They need help and we are here to help. Working at the pantry has become almost full time for Bullaro, as it has for his staff. I am forever trying to get more food for the pantry, he said. It takes a lot of work but the volunteers are a very dedicated group of people. Bobbi Burnette is one of those volunteers. Burnette, at the pantry two years, said, I think because of the economy and the increased

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 7 Apollo Beach Elementary names Students of the MonthThe Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary School are: Madelyn Ahlgren, Sam Botwinski, Brooke Brandenburg, Jayden Collier, Madeleine Cook, Sam Cooper, Christopher Davis, Stephen Difede, Emelie Distefano, Emiko Dutcher, Jake Foster, Mauricio Hernandez, Jordyn Hinegardner, Blake Huff, Teresa Huff, Jessica Huynh, Logan Juszczyk, Luna Laureano-Leon, Darrell Lee, Carter Menotti, Madison Mongeau, Jaylen Morris, Jalyn Morton, Brayden Nystedt, Ayonna Oberting, Alberto Ramos, John Rees, Sophia Robinson, Xavier Robinson, Sophia Rosenberg, Hannah Selke, Gavin Smoak, Luzmaria Torres, Caitlin Wade, Jacob Wolf, Shelby Woolbright, Cassie Wortner, Anna Wright and Chase Wykes. Patrol: Dax Corr. The Student of the Month program is sponsored by the South Shore Kiwanis Club. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers, come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Stuffed Animal Slumber Party Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. For ages 4-8 ~ Ever wonder what it would be like to spend the night at the Library? Your furry friend has the chance to find out! Bring your stuffed animal friend to the Library by 5:30 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 7) and leave them overnight where they will enjoy a slumber party with other stuffed animal friends. On Saturday, come back at 10:30 a.m. for a story time and picture review of all the activities your stuffed animal did overnight! Parents, please make sure your little one can do without their stuffed friend overnight. Registration is required. Please register at the Information Desk or call (813) 273 3652. Stuffed animals can be dropped off any time before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. Baby Time Monday, Feb. 10, 1:35 p.m. For children up to 20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years with caregiver, 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. Story Time Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com. Grocery delivery service holds ribbon cuttingKris White, owner of Bull Bagger, cuts the ribbon on Jan. 29 in a ceremony at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. Bull Bagger is a new grocery delivery service that shops for you at Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie. For every delivery fee, $1 is donated to Feeding America. For more information, visit www.bullbagger.com. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge Every Monday Karaoke for Elks and guests, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for 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 Chefs Special for 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 at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone: (813) 645-2089. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Friday . ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, Feb. 8 . ..............5 p.m. Steak dinner. 6:30 p.m. Music by .................................................... the Myakka Band.Sunday . ........................................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. $1 draft beer all day. ........................................................ and evening.Monday. .............................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday . .............................$1 draft beer all day and evening. Wednesday. ........................Come on down and socialize. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Theyre known as Americas Volunteer Livesavers, the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary who donate their time, energy, money and expertise to help Americas boating public avoid costly and heartbreaking accidents and deaths on our waterways. They can be found along our coastlines and in the nations heartland, teaching safe boating classes, offering free vessel examinations and patrolling the waterways to ensure our trips and excursions are trouble-free. On Jan. 8, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75, of Ruskin conducted its annual Change of Watch, ensuring a seamless transition of outgoing elected and appointed officers to new, as well as inducting a new member and awarding others for their years of dedicated service. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014. Established by an Act of Congress in 1939 as the Coast Guard Reserve to recruit boat owners to help patrol the East and West Coasts, the Auxiliary was reorganized in 1941. The organization is based on four cornerstones: Member Services, Operations and Marine Safety, Recreational Boating Safety, and Fellowship. Flotilla 75 (Ruskin) celebrated its 54th anniversary in December. During that time, it has quietly served the boating public in Lower Hillsborough Bay. Monthly business meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Ruskin Senior Center. The public is always invited. The unit is looking for a permanent home to conduct safe boating classes, member training, and a place to store all the equipment required to accomplish its mission. To learn more about Coast Guard Auxiliary membership, contact Judy Clapp: 813-633-5416; sccjudy@msn.com. To register for a boating safety class or schedule a courtesy vessel examination, contact Guy Mandigo: 813-641-2488; auxmandigo@ earthlink.net.Have a (healthy) heart by visiting the wellness bus for free screenings in RiverviewFebruary is Heart Month, and BayCare Health Systems wellness buses are on the roll, offering heart health screenings across the area. On Saturday, Feb. 22, these screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Josephs Hospital-South, Physician Office Building, 10141 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. The free health screenings include blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and Body Mass Index. Participants will get an overall snapshot of their heart health and tips for a healthier life from BayCares heart health specialists. Registration is required; call (855) 546-6304. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for Americans and claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. About 83.6 million Americans are living with some form of heart disease or after-effects of stroke. Heart disease accounts for 1 in 6 deaths in the United States.

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Serranos parents were among the first to leave during the first month of the boatlift. They were fortunate, they said, to be in a boat that had a captain. They said many people paddled on homemade rafts and anything else they could find or build. When the boat riders first arrived, there were so many people there was no shelter for everyone, so many, including the Serranos, were sent to California with the help of churches. There were no real living quarters for them there either. They said it was difficult to find even enough tents for so many people at once. My mother says it was just like the beginning of the movie Scarface, with tents and people everywhere Serrano said. Her parents early lives were instructive, she said, and taught her never to give up. After only a few years of day labor, her father found a permanent job at Sears, and later he was able to transfer to Tampa. They feared the earthquakes in California, she said. Especially the big one, I think it was around 1987, she said. Her father later opened his own landscaping business and also worked as a subcontractor for Sears. He learned English on the job, but Serrano learned in school. I remember being in classes where they were speaking English and not knowing one word that was spoken, she said. Serrano said she cant praise the ESOL (English as a Second Language) program enough. Gradually, the English words began to make sense. I still think in Spanish, she said without any accent or hesitation. Four years after they arrived in the States, her brother Pedro was born. The family continued to progress, Serrano said, and that she was mentored by Virginia Perez, an educator. Shell never know what it meant to me to have someone help and mentor me so much, she said. Both Dr. Allen Witt, president of the South County college, and Kimberly French, community relations manager at HCC, praised Serrano. She was appointed dean pf Student Services on Jan. 17. Each campus has two deans, and Dr. Craig Hardesty is academic dean. A letter from Dr. Witt explains to the faculty that Serrano was chosen after serving as assistant dean under the campuss founding dean of student services, Steven Stancil. Ms. Serrano has served the college for more than 13 years in progressively responsible positions of Student Services, Witt said. According to Serranos resume, she began as a clerical aide in 1998 and the following year was promoted to Student Assistant, helping parents and students through the financial aid process. From there she became a financial aid technician and, by 2005, a financial aid counselor. By 2008, she was managing the Financial Aid Department, and then became Student Services Manager in 2011. She has been acting dean of Student Services throughout most of 2013. Ms. Serrano is one of the most talented student services professionals that I have ever worked with, Witt said. She rose through the HCC ranks, through talent, intelligence and oldfashioned hard work. Our campus is fortunate that she applied to lead our student services team. Any community college would have been lucky to find her. Witt said he credits Stancil with recognizing that she could head the department after his retirement. Serranos goals include allowing staff to be as innovative as possible, letting people think outside the box to find new ways of accomplishing goals and also promoting more staff and faculty interaction with students in their projects. I am open to suggestion and anxious to move forward, she said.

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12 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 CMIT Solutions of Brandon wields the scissors, holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Riverview Chamber CMIT Solutions of Brandon recently played host to the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its new office space. On Jan. 22, Ann and Matt Spire, along with their suite partner, Ac-WILLIAM KIRLAND PHOTOcurate Tax & Bookkeeping Services LLC, (also conducting a ribbon-cutting), provided tours of their offices and talked to the group about their services. CMIT takes care of computer support services for businesses, offering strategic advice and information technology expertise. If you need IT service, call CMIT Solutions at (813) 574-2900. The office is at 710 Oakfield Dr., Suite 159, Brandon. For more information, visit its website at www.CMITSolutions. com/Brandon. Riverview Chiropractic holds ribbon-cutting ceremonyDr. Steven J. Minafri, center foreground, of Riverview Chiropractic. cuts the ribbon at the ceremony held by the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 23. Located at 11353 Big Bend Rd., the practice offers massages and facials in addition to chiropractic treatment. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the new year with a monthly membership luncheon sponsored by Mosaic Fertilizer LLC. Attendees filled the room at Riverviews The Regent. Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, took the podium for the first time as 2014 Riverview Chamber president at the January meeting. After welcoming everyone and thanking the ambassadors, board members, staff and sponsors, he recapped the Annual Awards Dinner and recognized all winners. Nancy MacLauchlan, Riverview High School DECA and marketing advisor, asked the audience to support her students fundraising efforts so that they may attend competition. Jennifer Whelihan of the Florida Small Business Development Center also informed the members about her services and their connection with the chamber. David Robinson of the Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, encouraged business owners to take advantage of the alliances services and grants programs. Jim Johnson, Mosaics public affairs coordinator and chamber board member emiritus, greeted everyone and spent a few moments talking about Mosaics global presence in the world of fertilizers, phosphates and potash. He also detailed some of the community partnerships that Mosaic has around the world and especially in the local area. Michael Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group, and Jennifer King of Rodan & Fields, took to the podium in full Puttin on the Ritz regalia in order to promote the chambers Roaring 20th Golf Tournament. During the luncheon, 14 new chamber members were welcomed and awarded 2014 membership plaques to display: borough County School Board, District 2 Attendees were encouraged to attend the next GRCC membership meeting luncheon set for Tuesday, Feb. 25, sponsored by The Tampa Bay Times. The chambers luncheons are held the fourth Tuesday each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the public is welcome to attend. Fee for nonmembers is $20. HHUTH & BOOTH PHOTONew members of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce.Riverview Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members Rep. Spano to host Small Business Roundtable in RiverviewThe next meeting of the quarterly Small Business Roundtable will from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Winthrop Barn Theatre in Riverview. Representative Ross Spano (R-Dover) will be the host. The topic for this session is Previewing the 2014 Small Business Legislative Agenda. Said Spano, Input from small-business owners who live and work right here in the community is critical to implementing an effective legislative agenda. If you are interested in attending, email matthew.yost@myfloridahouse.gov. Riverview Branch Library Baby Time Thursday, Feb. 6, 10:05 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children up to 18 months and their caregivers. Toddler Time Thursday, Feb. 6, 10:35 a.m. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. ABCs and 123s of Yoga Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. For children 2 to 5 and their parent/caregivers. Kids benefit from yoga too! In this program, Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers with basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Yoga 101: Intro to Yoga for Adults Monday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. Yoga is an activity that can help heal the mind, body and soul. In this one-hour class, Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga introduces adults to yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should wear athletic or comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Managing Media Monday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. For adults. Tutoring available in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Black History Month: Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping. Hillsborough County has already had two bicycle fatalities in 2014. Help spread the word about safety!

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Did you know every single day of the year is a national something day? But this coming week, we will celebrate something worthwhile. Its National Random Acts of Kindness Week. Now this is something I think we can all agree is worth Congresss time and something we can all get into. Cant think of anything kind to do? Here are some ideas: Why not introduce yourself to your neighbors? Not just the ones on either side of you but the ones three doors down you see outside at the mailbox every day. Say hello and tell them your name. Compliment a stranger. You like the sweater the lady in front of you is wearing, so tell her so. Tell someone their garden is gorgeous or they have kind eyes. Hold the door open for someone. This is common courtesy but seldom done anymore. And if they seem to be in a real rush, let them go in front of you. And while youre at the store, walk your cart to the return cage or back up to the front of the store. Dont leave it in an empty space for someone else to move. Likewise, let people merge-in during traffic. The world would be a lot better place if we all used signals before we turn or let someone have that parking space. Go through your things and give freely to those in need. The Chamber has three different donation bins, and there are several thrift shops in the area that support local charities, so clean out your closet, gather up those cans of soup from the pantry, and give them to someone who really needs them. Pick up the phone and call everyone you care about to tell them you love them. You know that frail lady who lives two doors down? Grab her newspaper at the end of the driveway and take it to her front door. Next time youre out for coffee, offer to pay for the person behind you. You might make a new friend. Share your umbrella with someone who doesnt have one. Already sweeping leaves off your sidewalk? Do your neighbors sidewalk, too. Notice a kid being well-behaved? Tell their parents how good they are while the kid is standing there. It will encourage the kid to continue being good, and will make the parents feel good. Leave nice comments on blogs, Twitter, and Facebook or share a photo that has other people in it. Fill up the gas tank and/or wash the car for your partner and then leave candy on the dashboard for them to find in the morning before work. Tip generously. Those servers only make two dollars and change per hour, and those tips are almost all they get. Just doing one or two of these things will make your day and someone elses as well. Hey, its better than celebrating National Toothache Day (Feb. 9).By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Random acts of kindness Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. 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All levels of writers are welcome. Focus on novels, short stories, poetry, narrative nonfiction and memoirs. Windows 8: Introduction Tuesday, Feb. 11, 12:30 p.m. This program with Craig MacDougal will feature a short astronomy presentation inside the Library, detailing what will be observed, followed by an outside viewing of the moon and planets through a telescope. No registration required. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Adult Writing Group eBook Launch Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Join Library writing group authors in celebrating the launch of their eBook anthology, Tattle Tales. Local entertainer Sandy Nitch will sing several sets between readings. Drawings for free books from members of the writers group will be done throughout the night. The public is invited to bring their Kindles, iPads and other e-reading devices. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Bring a project to work on. Beginners and questions are welcome. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Limited to 32 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk/ or call (813) 273.3652. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights

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20 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 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 and 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 easier, so much more heartfelt. And with that, the town of Dry Creek was born, and a calendar had been turned back by more than a century. It wasnt long before McDowell and a handful of friends and volunteers began thinking of Dry Creek in terms of a television show, with much the same value and family orientation as Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons. Armed with a $100 digital camcorder, they began filming episodes sometimes they could complete two in a single week. McDowells vision was to create a television show that parents could comfortably watch and enjoy with their children. That meant no cursing, no subtle sex scenes, no violence simply a show from the heart with common-sense answers to the basic problems people have faced since the dawn of time; the answers that have somehow been lost in the avalanche of information and imagery from the Internet, iPhones and Xboxes. Dry Creek soon found a home on the cable channel BlueHighways TV. And after the second season, McDowell found himself with a nomination in hand in New Yorks W Hotel with people from Disney and other big networks. They had huge production budgets, while McDowells budget for Dry Creek was whatever his pocketbook could bear. The event was an awards ceremony, and Dry Creek, sometimes referred to by friends of McDowell as the Little Show That Could, picked up an MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSDry Creek creator Les McDowell, left, with production assistant Sandra Cole and director Curtis Graham during the filming of The Doll episode. X X Honorable Mention in the category of Best Family Friendly Series at the annual CableFAX awards. With that, people took notice of the guy from Parrish competing and being compared to those in the big leagues. This was now far more than a dream. On a recent Saturday morning, the little town of Dry Creek was bustling with activity. It was straight out of the 1880s, with children and adults alike in periodcorrect clothing, and men on horses riding into town. Things have changed in town. The $100 digital camcorder had long since been replaced, but now there was a high-end, professional camera mounted on a dolly. Just

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22 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERAT T NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A A ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. Exp. 2/28/14$2 OFFGET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! a a CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Our Cushion Shop is worth the drive from ANYWHERE!Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices 813-876-1566 MLK Columbus Dr.Mac Dill Check us out at Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about Princess Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Concrete Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps RED MULCH 5 BAGS FOR $10 Lifelike Durable AffordableSyn-TurfExpires 2/15/14 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows 813-633-7333Fax 813-633-6420Tax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax OrganizerTax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax Organizer Tax Services, Inc. No Charge (39 yrs exp.)Located in the Payant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC, FL 33573 The crew of Bayou Bengal before departing on the Gasparilla mission. From left: Keith Westbrook, Valerie Fernandez, Guy Mandigo and Pat Stone.PHOTO BY VALERIE FERNANDEZ, FFLOTILLA 78, ST. PETE BEACH Although the weather was cool, with the sun shining on them the crew of Bayou Bengal felt comfortable before departing Antigua Cove Marina in Ruskin for the 2014 annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion boat parade. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary crew was aboard one of nearly 20 private boats that are designated as Coast Guard Auxiliary Operational Facilities when under Coast Guard orders. The men and women of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary donate their time, energy, money and expertise to help Americas boating public avoid costly, heartbreaking accidents and deaths on waterways. They can be found along coastlines and in the nations heartland, teaching safe boating classes, offering free vessel examinations and patrolling the waterways to ensure boating trips and excursions are trouble-free. The mission of the crew of Bayou Bengal during the 2014 Gasparilla was to patrol an area north of an imaginary line of Hillsborough Bay to enforce a Slow Speed zone imposed by the Coast Guard for the event. The morning and early afternoon were ultimately a non-event for the crew; a few boat operators received counsel about their boats excessive speed (boat wakes can do a considerable amount of damage). No vessels in distress to tow and (fortunately) no one to fish out of the bay. The crew returned to Ruskin to refuel, wash the boat and prepare it for its next mission. They went home very satisfied with what others might consider just a ho-hum day on the Bay. After all, thats what they volunteered for. Visit http://flotilla75.org. To learn more about Coast Guard Auxiliary membership, contact Judy Clapp at (813) 633-5416, or sccjudy@msn.com South Bay Hospital wins Business of Year awardSouth Bay Hospital received top honors and was awarded Large Business of the Year during the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet Jan. 21. South Bay Hospital was selected as Business of the Year due to the hospitals commitment to quality health care, expansion of vascular services and community involvement. Special mention was made of South Bay Hospitals recent recognition by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for the third year in a row, the only hospital in Hillsborough County to receive that distinction for three years. Business of the Year awards are presented to locally operated businesses that best represent entrepreneurship in the greater Riverview area. Businesses are nominated by their peers and a panel of judges reviews and selects the winners based on nominee applications. For more information about South Bay Hospital, call (813) 634-0496.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 23 The Brandon Foundation. He said, The Foundation has provided for two dumpsters at $400 each, and is taking care of arrangements for the portable toilet facilities, but these people need hands-on demolition help out there. I know Holly wants to keep the property, said Walter. But what would be best would be to get a buyer maybe someone who flips properties to advance the couple enough to move into another place and then pay them whatever else they get from the property sale after the place is cleaned up. Its obvious theres no way to salvage the home, he said. Dahl said another possibility is enough monetary donations to allow the Cozzettos to clean up the property and put another mobile home on it. Dahl said he is busy with the Veterans Aid Committee of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce but that he is continuing to try to help. He said he and several friends have given the couple some Walmart gift cards. When theres no electricity and no running water, theres not any sense in people bringing food, he said. The Cozzettos are better off buying what they need by the day, he said. The Brandon Foundation is about to get heavily involved, said its executive director, Rich Strehl. So far, direct contact with the family has been made by Foundation member Alex Hebert. The Cozettos say theyre caught between a rock and a hard place. I dont have any idea what we can do, Holly Cozzetto said. Were doing everything we can. But her father had no homeowners insurance because it was a mobile home on private property not in a park and that, she said, is very hard to obtain. Meanwhile, theyre living in the small pop-up with no running water, using the donated portable toilet and using a generator for electricity. All of which raises even more problems with county code. Blinck said two inspections were made by code enforcement official Jeffrey Ramer after the Dec. 22 fire and that officials are granting the couple more time. We want to bring this to resolution somehow, Blinck said. But at some point, citations will have to be issued with some kind of time limit.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOHolly and Vince Cozzetto are thankful their entire family escaped their Dec. 22 fire, but now find themselves cleaning up the burnedout Riverview home that belonged to Hollys father, who recently died. The couple moved from Georgia to care for him and did not know their neighbors until they stopped and offered help. Brandon Foundation, helpful neighbors aid victims of Riverview fireX County records also show that the home is on an acre and a half of land and that the deed is in both Holly and a relatives name. The relative of record is listed as Ollie Camp, Hollys brother. Dahl said they need some help with someone who knows how to get the deed squared away because there are problems with the deed. The Cozzettos know this situation cant go on this way for long. Im just afraid well be evicted before we get this thing straightened out, Holly Cozzetto said. I dont know what wed do then. Those who want to help may contact info@brandonfoundation. com, Strehl said.

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24 FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Youre Invited St. Josephs Hospital Heart Institute 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa St. Josephs Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the new Heart Institute. is 35,000-square-foot facility will provide the most advanced and comprehensive care for all of your cardiovascular needs. Be among the rst to see this new facility at the free grand opening celebration on February 6. Activities will include: Facility tours Healthy heart screenings (includes blood pressure, glucose and body mass index) De-stress massages American Heart Association Heart Saver hands-on CPR demonstration Nurse, dietitian and tness educator available to answer your questions Heart-healthy snacks and refreshments Enter to win Valentines Day gi

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 25 Accurate Tax & Bookkeeping holds ribbon-cutting to mark anniversaryGreg Menia of Accurate Tax & Bookkeeping Services LLC recently invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of his first-year anniversary with the chamber, as well as his recent move to a new and larger office. Greg and his suite partner, CMIT Solutions of Brandon (also conducting a ribbon-cutting), treated the crowd to lunch and a tour on Jan. 22. Accurate Tax & Bookkeeping is a Brandon-based full-service tax, accounting and consulting firm that offers services to businesses and individuals throughout the area. Its areas of expertise include tax preparation and planning; accounting and bookkeeping; payroll, and representation in matters between the state and the IRS. Call Menia at (813) 655-9702 to discuss tax and accounting needs. His office is at 710 Oakfield Dr., Suite 159, Brandon. For more information, visit www.BrandonAccountant.com.WILLIAM KIRLAND PHOTOThe Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribboncutting ceremony on Jan. 24 on behalf of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union in honor of its grand opening. The credit unions new Riverview branch is on Gibsonton Road. The group present at the Jan. 24 ribbon-cutting learned that Suncoast Schools FCU believes in an earth-friendly environment; the new building is designed to be RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedExcel I: Introduction Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. For adults. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel II: Formatting Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3:45 p.m. For adults. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel I is recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel III: Performing Calculations Friday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn about functions and formulas and how to use them in calculations. Excel II is recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel: Charts and Graphs Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. For adults. Create and format charts from data for visual emphasis. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Excel: Data Entry and Printing Options Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 4:45 p.m. For adults. AutoFill, freeze titles, sorting, and Excel printing options. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. Computer Tutor Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For adults. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union holds grand opening ribbon-cuttingnet-zero, which means it will use zero net energy consumption and produce zero carbon emissions annually. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Florida and the 14th largest in the United States, ranked by assets. You can find Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union at 10405 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview or visit its website at www.suncoastfcu.org.RCMA fundraiser is set in Plant City strawberry fieldsWish Farms, the largest grower and shipper of strawberries in Florida, will be hosting the first annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, in Plant City. As with prior Wish Farms fundraisers, this event will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association, a Florida nonprofit that provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural low-income families. For the past eight years, Wish Farms has held a charity tennis tournament, which last year raised over $86,000. This year, the action shifts from the tennis courts to the strawberry fields for a more farmfocused event open to the public. During the Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, corporate-sponsored teams will participate in a relay-style race as they compete to win the title of Best Harvest Crew. The event will kick off Friday evening with drinks, dinner and dancing at the TPepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa. Saturdays family-friendly event will be held at Futch Farms in Plant City and is open to the general public. In addition, Radio Disney of Tampa Bay will be on site leading games and activities for children. Families can enjoy fresh strawberries and strawberry shortcake. Tickets are $25 per adult and $8 per child 12 and under, and includes lunch, strawberry shortcake and a gift bag. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at www. wishfarms.com/spc. Tickets will also be sold on site on Feb. 8, but space will be limited. Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) operates 70 child-care centers for Floridas rural poor, including 18 in the Tampa Bay area. RCMA also runs three charter schools, including two in Wimauma. Founded in 1965, RCMA has given thousands of children a vital boost toward success in school and life. Operation Fight the Blight begins its battle in Old Sun City in FebruaryHillsborough County Code Enforcement will kick off its 2014 Operation Fight the Blight with a cleanup campaign Feb. 3-7 and Feb. 10-13 in Old Sun City, south of Ruskin. The cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday. The Old Sun City cleanup boundaries include two areas: Vidor Avenue on the north, Fox Street/Fox Place on the south, US Hwy 41 on the east and Uncle Brack Road on the west. Also, Ince Drive on the north, First National Drive on the south, Talmadge Avenue on the east, and US Hwy 41 on the west. Residents who live within these boundaries and wish to participate in the program will be asked to show proof of residence, such as a Florida drivers license, Florida vehicle registration or a utility bill. During the operation, several dumpsters will be located at Sun City Heritage Park, 3030 US Hwy 41 S for residents to dispose of the following items at no charge: Items that will NOT be accepted for disposal: Hillsborough Code Enforcement officers are partnering on the cleanup campaign with several other county agencies, including Animal Services, Public Utilities, Office of Community Affairs/Neighborhood Relations, Public Works, the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and Tampa Electric Co. For more information, call Hillsborough County Neighborhood Relations at (813) 307-3564. Ruskin Little Caesars premieres new $5 lunch comboLane Rickman, Little Caesars franchisee in Ruskin and Sun City Center, is participating in the pizza chains new promotion of a $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo. Little Caesars, one of the countrys largest pizza chains, introduced the $5 lunch promotion Feb. 3. It features four slices of the companys popular deep dish pizza paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product. There is no calling, waiting or online ordering required, said Rickman. Its hot and ready when they arrive, making it a convenient and affordable lunchtime option. Little Caesars touts the speed of the new lunch option, saying that the $5 Lunch Combo gets customers in and out of the restaurant in around 30 seconds. Rickmans Little Caesars location is 3848 SR 674 (Sun City Blvd.) in Ruskin.SouthShore Chamber members step up to help Ruskin ElementaryLast week the Educational Partnership Committee of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce asked for help from chamber members. They were seeking someone to supply a second-grade classroom at Ruskin Elementary School with specific vocabulary books that have been proven to increase reading and comprehension skills. The cost was $160 for the books. The chamber agreed that if one member would supply a classroom with these books, the chamber itself would pay for an additional set for another classroom. The response from members was overwhelming and the committee has announced that all ten secondgrade classrooms will be presented with their books this week. The following chamber members supported the effort: Joe Kilgore, Charlotte Clark, Bell Shoals Baptist Church Apollo Beach Campus, Paula MacDonaldImage Suite PR/Marketing/Media, Annette HartingHarting Insurance, At Home Auto Care H&R Block Business Services, Kids R KidsSouthShore, and YMCASouthShore.

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26 FEBRUARY 6, 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 TRADITIONAL 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 FriendshipBaptistChurchSCC.com (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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship 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.Pastor Tom Durrance Wimauma Church of God Celebrating 100th Anniversary Feb. 16 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Nisargadatta Mahara Area Obituaries July 10, 1979 February 1, 2014On February 1, 2014, Jana Hatfield Cruz of Ruskin left us to become one of Gods Angels in heaven. She is survived by her loving husband Raymund Cruz; sons Austin, Cole Caleb, Jacob and Landon; parents Jay Hatfield and Betty Hatfield; and siblings Tracy, Jamey and Jason. She was a loving mother, wife and daughter who will be greatly missed. May she soar to heavens and find everlasting peace. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Zipperers Funeral Home in Ruskin. January 5, 1928 December 13, 2013 Donald Henry Eaton, 85, passed away on December 13, 2013, in Weston, Florida. He was born on January 5, 1928, in Green Lake, Wis., to Donald McLelland Eaton and Elaine Marie Gentzen Eaton. Donald grew up in West Allis, Wis. He graduated from West Allis Central High School in 1945 at age 17, and immediately joined the Merchant Marines. Donald married Sally Frances Emmett in 1947. They were happily married for 29 years until Sallys death in 1976. In 1981, he married Geraldine Gudmundson. Donald started work at the flour mill in Superior, Wis. He then worked for Fowler Towel company in Milwaukee, where he became a Teamsters union member, and soon thereafter began working for Teamsters union 695 as a business agent. He quickly became President and, subsequently, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 695 in Madison Wis. He was voted Man of the Year in 1969 in the City of Madison for his contributions in settling a bus drivers strike. He later worked as a Commissioner of Labor Mediation for the Federal government, first in the Minneapolis office, and then in Atlanta, Ga. prior to his retirement. In retirement, he moved to Sun City Center, Fla., and became an avid golfer, joining four leagues, and keeping scores for some of them. He was part of the local neighborhood watch group, and provided community service as a volunteer mediator. Donald was preceded in death by brother Lawrence Albert Eaton, wife Sally Frances Emmett Eaton, and parents Donald McLelland Eaton and Elaine Marie Gentzen Eaton. Donald is survived by children Jamie Beatty of Columbus, Ohio; Christopher Eaton of Madison, Wis.; Laurie Eaton (James Jasper) of Minneapolis, Minn.; Nell Henry (James) of River Falls, Wis.; grandchildren S. Patrick Eaton (Yuko Sasano), Hank Beatty (Angie), Jesse Beatty, Samuel Underkofler (Angelia Gomes), Kelly Underkofler, Jake Underkofler, Casey Underkofler, Kate Henry and Allie Henry; greatgrandchildren Reika Sasano, Kei Sasano, Jamie Beatty and Harley Snyder; brother Phillip Eaton of Sun City Center, Fla.; nephew David Eaton; spouse Geraldine Eaton of Weston, Fla.; stepchildren Dean Gudmundson, (Dierdre); Holly Cruse; Jennifer Gudmundson; and Nicole Moore, (Patrick). In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871. Harold Wendell Fitts, 88, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, in Sun City Center, Fla. Born and raised in Barre, Vt., he graduated from Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. He served in WWII and returned from the war to marry Doris (Ding) Paterson and to work in the family business, the Homer Fitts Company. During his career at the Homer Fitts Company, Wendell was actively involved in the community, belonging to Barre Elks, Barre American Legion, Barre Community Baseball Association, Lighthouse and the Barre Rotary, where he served as district governor. At one point in his career, he was honored by a national retailers association and shared the award with the president of Sears Roebuck. Wendell and Ding raised six children and served as hosts to more than two dozen foreign exchange students through AFS and Rotary International. Upon retirement, Wendell and Ding continued their Vermont connection by summering at Leyford Pond, and they spent the remainder of the year in Sun City Center, Fla., where Wendell enjoyed golf and good times with friends. Whenever Ding and Wendell traveled, they always returned home having made new friends; they had friends around the world. Following Dings death, Wendell met Edna Royle, and they were married in 2003. Together, they continued to enjoy golf and their families. Wendell leaves two brothers, Homer and Stanley of Barre, Vt., and six children: Donald (Nancy) of Sarasota, Fla., David of Sacramento, Calif., Stephen (Susan) of Sun City Center, Robert (Terri) of Maitland, Fla., Wendy (Jerry) Marcotte of Sun City Center, and Scott (Mary) of Wilmington, Del. He also leaves a step-daughter, Lois (Allan) Marquardt of St. Louis, Mo. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Corrigan and stepson David Royle. He leaves 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who loved him dearly. A celebration of his life took place January 21, 2014, at the Hospice House in Sun City Center, and a memorial service and burial will take place this summer in Barre, Vt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lifepath Hospice of Sun City Center, 3725 Upper Creek Rd., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Klaus J. Fraebel, 76, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on January 26, 2014. Klaus is survived by his loving wife Christel; daughter Andrea and husband Fred; daughter Beate; and three grandchildren Michael, Daniel and Christal. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Esther Schiele Greenlee, 94, passed away at LifePath Hospice on January 25, 2014. She is survived by daughter Janet Vassallo and son Ralph Greenlee as well as granddaughters Jennifer Theodore and Sarah Schweiger plus great-grandson Jonathon Theodore, as well as other loving extended family members. Esther was born in Syracuse, New York, and was very active in her country club, Meals on Wheels and Syracuse University, her alma mater. When she and her husband Thomas moved to Sun City Center she continued her service with the Meals on Wheels project. She was a member of Caloosa Golf & Country Club and was known for her excellent skill in playing bridge. Esthers faith was very strong and was fortified by her weekly attendance at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Verla M. Hirneisen of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., went to be with the Lord on December 2, 2013, after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Carl Hirneisen, who passed away in January 2012. Verla worked at Schick Inc., Totes and Datcon. She moved to Sun City Center in 2001. She is survived by daughter Judith (Michael) Krantz, son Veryl Ed Geltz and his partner Gary Lancaster, daughter Carla (Bruce) Texter, and son Brad (Cindy) Hirneisen; grandchildren Karen (Ronnie) Ellmaker, Leslie (Ken) McCollough, Holly (Anthony) Reynolds and Jarred Texter; and seven greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Sun City Christian Center Church, 17566 US Hwy 301 South, in Wimauma. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 SR 72 in Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in her name to Sun City Christian Center. Corrected date:Rummage sale at Beth Israel is Feb. 11Beth Israel will hold its annual Rummage Sale Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a one-day-only sale, so everything is priced to sell. The sale will take place at the synagogue: 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 27 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 ...................................................5:00 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 The Healing Power of the BibleA talk by Elise L. Moore International speaker and Christian Science healerExplore specic Bible verses that heal the heart and cure diseaseSunday, February 23 3:00 p.m.Florida Room, The Atrium 945D North Course Lane BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Palm Tree Home Companion returns to United Methodist Church of SCC The Drama Team at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will present the third edition of A Palm Tree Home Companion Radio Show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Life Enrichment Center. Written and directed by Glenn Appleyard, the radio show parodies the very popular NPR radio offering known as A Prairie Home Companion that features Garrison Keillor and airs on Saturday evenings. Appleyard promises that those unfamiliar with the NPR show will still find his parody very entertaining, with various skits and special guest musicians, including members of the Front Porch Pickers, Amanda Jordan and Kelly Sleigh, and silly commercial sponsors (Songs for Snowbirds and Marthas Mullets & More are both back). In addition to the musical guests, performers for the evening festivities include Glenn and Eric Appleyard, Manny Escudero, Jeff Jordan and Tiffani Martinez. Tickets are $10 each and include desserts and complimentary beverages. The first two editions of the show were sellouts, so the public is encouraged to buy advance tickets, available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays in the church office, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. in SCC. Noted Russian pianist in concert at St. Andrew Church in Sun City CenterNoted young Russian pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski will appear in a return concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. The concert continues the Fine Arts Concert Series at St. Andrew for the 2013-2014 season. Soukhovetski is rapidly earning a reputation as a young pianist who captivates with lyricism, immaculate technique, refinement and vigor. The winner of many international piano performance awards, he has performed with major orchestras around the world, including recitals at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Hall in New York and the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Soukhovetski will perform his own arrangements of Verdis La Traviata, and works by Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss. Tickets are $10 at the church reception desk on weekdays, or at the door the day of the concert.Konstantin SoukhovetskiSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church is at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. For more information, call St. Andrew at (813) 634-1252, or Judy Voorhees at (813) 6428125. St. John the Divine hosts fish fry Feb. 7St. John the Divine Episcopal Church will hold a fish fry from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at its Sun City Center campus, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. Besides fish, the dinner includes French fries, coleslaw, a variety of desserts, as well as coffee and tea. Tickets are $9 if bought at the church office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call Sandi at (813) 298-9632.Find a a treasure at Redeemer Lutheran rummage saleRedeemer Lutheran Church will hold its 7th annual rummage sale from on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday; Saturday, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Lots of household items have been donated for the sale. Crafts, clothing and baked goods will also be available. The church is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. New Beginnings celebrates 16 years of worship At the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 9, the congregation of New Beginnings Fellowship will celebrate its 16th year of worshiping together. Rev. Arthur Buddy Brady, from Blakely, Ga., will bring the message that morning. Starting at 1:30 p.m., there will be a Gospel Sing with the group Three Blessed, also from Blakely, Ga. There will be no evening service Take along a friend and go be blessed. The church is at 1120 27th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, call Pastor R. Lewis Brady at (813) 654-1018.Lets remember George Washington On February 4, 1784, George Washington was elected the first US President. On Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC, the Rev. Robert P. Tucker will look at some of the elements of Washingtons life and service that made his contemporaries feel, when with him, they were in the presence of greatness. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome. Trinity Baptist hosted IFC meetingTrinity Baptist Church members of the InterFaith Council of Sun City Center are, from left, Nancy Majorki, Vern Elarth, Gerry Harding, Kathy Clor, Jim Clor and Katie Boykin. The church hosted the IFC January meeting and heard Cindy Sofarelli, senior group vice president for the Tampa YMCA, report on the progress of the new Family Y at Big Bend Road and Bullfrog Creek Road.JAY SPARKMAN PHOTOCHURCH NEWSX continued on page 32The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Parish in Sun City Center will hold its annual spring fashion show, Bridge to Spring, at noon Thursday, March 6, at Community Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m. This years show will feature fashions from Patchingtons in St. Petersburg; the clothing will be available to try on and purchase. Banquet Masters will provide a buffet lunch. There will be door Patchingtons featured in upcoming showprizes. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased at the Atrium Kiosk from 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 5 and 7 and Feb. 10, 12 and 14. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bridging Freedom, an organization that combats the sextrafficking of minors. For additional information, call Lynn at (941) 723-8431.

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There were cameramen and a director, production assistants and actors with Screen Actors Guild cards in their pockets. Instead of filming a few episodes in a week, now an hour or three could be spent filming a mere moment of a single scene. Things have changed in Dry Creek, and although the budget is still a struggle and a concern, the dozens of people on the set had turned out because they had heard of McDowells dreams and they, too, believed. They believed in him. They believed in making something happen on a television landscape that often seems overly populated with divisive reality shows. They believed in making something good happen. I recently sent out a letter to our Dry Creek family explaining where we were at on our journey, McDowell said. We started the trip with just a knapsack and a few folks climbing the mountain to where we dreamed that good family programming lives. With prayer, passion and hard work we got so far and started running out of oxygen. I yelled out for the cavalry, and they came. After many days of work and filming, the third season pilot, The Doll, was nearing completion. Networks have expressed interest, but in a fleeting industry nothing is ever certain until it actually airs. McDowell wants to stay with BlueHighways TV, but he also hopes to find perhaps a second television home, perhaps the Hallmark Channel, and perhaps to find connections with those who can help to build on the dream, financially and professionally. But that doesnt necessarily require a network, it simply requires asking. People want to help. People often talk about the good old days, and McDowell is trying to bring them back, at least for 30 minutes to an hour each week. He wants to make a positive impact on a nation that increasingly seems to be struggling to find its moral center. We just wrapped filming of it [the pilot episode] and it brings tears to my eyes to have all these people come and and help us raise Dry Creek up into the air like an Amish barn raising, he continued. Back on that Saturday on the set, a horse-drawn wagon repeatedly rumbled through the small town of Dry Creek, running again and again to get this or that just right for the discerning eye of the director and the high definition camera. Between each pass, production crew members ran out to the towns dirt road to shovel the dirt kicked up by the fast-moving wagon back to its normal state of footprints and the tracks of horse hooves. No detail was too small. Cast members waiting for their turn before the cameras mingle in costume as one actor rides up on a horse. With the exception of the cameras and the crew, along with an occasional truck seen just off the set, it might well have been the 1880s. McDowells dream has come true. He built it on faith, and then help arrived when he needed it. More is needed, but that, too, is a matter of faith. Something good is happening in that little town, and everyone on the set seems to know it. They are all volunteers; they are all there because they believe. We are so thankful they came out to Dry Creek, McDowell said. Everybody knows where Dry Creek is, cause its inside each and every one of us.Dry Creek is broadcast in the Tampa Bay area on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on BrightHouse Networks channel 195 or HD channel 1316. Dry Creek may be found on Facebook at www.facebook. com/DryCreekTV. Information about BlueHighways TV is available at www.bluehighwaystv.com. Les McDowell can be contacted via email at les@ drycreektv.com or via mail to Dry Creek Productions LLC., P.O. Box 58, Parrish Fl. 34219. X

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