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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 33 THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 How do you show love? By %  CHERE SIMMONS chere@observernews.netTomorrow is Valentines Day. A day that is usually steeped in romance with a side of candy, cards and flowers. Schoolchildren will be passing out cute Will you be my Valentine? cards, but, for the most part, its the adults who rush around last minute trying to satisfy someone elses idea of what the day should be about. Fear not. I have it all figured out. Love = time. Gifts are nice, and I wont turn down a good box of chocolates, but Ive learned that the one gift that is truly sacrificial is your time. You have a limited amount of it, and you cant receive more than your allotment. Giving it away is an act of love. I recently read that there are approximately 940 Saturdays from the time a child is born until he or she goes away to college. In the grand scheme of life, thats not very many. Therefore, following is a collection of fun things you can do locally with someone you love, and also some examples of sacrificial love others have shown in our communities.VolunteerVolunteer somewhere. From feeding the homeless to caring for hurt or unwanted animals, the options are endless. A favorite charity of our family involves both. The Rugged Cross Youth Ranch and Rescue offers a safe haven for kids who are broken physically, spiritually and emotionally. They do the same for abused or unwanted horses, bringing the two together for the perfect example of love. Find out more about This is Moose. He lost his left eye due to abuse. He is now a therapy horse for kids. X See page 3Lennard Robotics Club needs your help, offers a boundless future in returnBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN At just after three oclock, most of Lennard High Schools 1,700-plus students rush out to enjoy the freedom of after-school youth on a beautiful winters day. But not all of the students rush from the Ruskin campus. Some rush to a series of rooms on the second floor, finding a home in a laboratory. Jim Reve opens the doors to the rooms that serve as the home of the Lennard High School Robotics Club, and happily yells out, Hello, ladies and gentlemen! The students respond in kind, but only briefly looking up from their soldering irons, circuit boards and schematics. In this club, they have found a home. A place where they can dream and then turn those dreams into reality. Reve spent 26 years working for Lockheed Martin before retiring and then deciding to teach. He found a home at Lennard in 2012 teaching Earth/space science, physical science and physics. And shortly after, seven students joined him to create the Robotics Club. His years spent at Lockheed Martin helped sharpen Reves enthusiasm for discovery. He worked on the Cassini project, named for a spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. That project allowed humanity to hear thunder on another world for the first time, he said with the awe of a young engineer evident in his voice. Working on that project, I thought nothing could top that. But teaching does, these students in this club do. It is amazing to see the excitement in these guys. It is far more rewarding to see the lights come on in them. Theyre not here because they have to be but because they want to be. Jim Reve is a modest man. The club, despite being new and running almost entirely on spare and salvaged parts, tools and PVC pipe donated by people in the community, has already had stunning success. The club is winning awards, competing against well-established and wellfunded clubs from high schools and colleges. Because the Robotics Club is an extracurricular activity, it does not directly receive funding from MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSRobotics Club students work on wiring and soldering the electronics of a remote-control vehicle capable of stunning handling. Moments after this photo, the vehicle had its successful first test drive. Members of the Lennard High School Robotics Club works on beating their award-winning entry from last year: a 48-gram bridge that worked at 1,100 percent efficiency.the Hillsborough County School District. For that, it needs help from the community. Reve isnt asking for much, and his appreciation for what has already been provided to them in donations is boundless. With four months left of school, Im already looking to next year, he said. If I could find a thousand dollars, that would be wonderful. And then expendable materials, screws and bolts and plastic parts and PVC. I am already overwhelmed, and I need to find a way to express my sincere gratitude to people in the community. We have wood screws and metal screws and tools and much more, thanks to them. Last week, the Sun City Center Rotary Club called Reve to tell him that they would provide the club with $250 per year. As he hung up the phone, his joy was palpable; he was nearly speechless. Only $750 to go to meet his goal, his dream for his students: such a small number for such a promising and infinite future. Previously he had to turn away some kids due to a lack of materials. Last week he was able to take on another four new students, bringing the total number to near 40. We have freshmen, sophomores and juniors in this room, he said. The senior club members are doing a bridge competition where last year we won first place with a 48gram (roughly 1.7 ounces) bridge built with 1,100 percent efficiency. The seniors here are dual-enrolled; they start their day in high school and then walk across the street to college at Hillsborough Community College. And then they come back here for this. The beginnings were humble but also successful. We started this as a team building exercise at the NASA egg drop competition, Reve said. We had to build a craft that would safely drop an egg 25 feet. It was their first-ever project and they took second place. A second craft won first place in the most creative category. The club went on to win another award for building a robotic arm. Members were given a box of wood, metal, screws, small motors and wire and told to do what they X

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CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE 3 38 8 5 38 Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car!Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILS Reality TV star and Florida resident readies to rumble at Dallas BullBy %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netWere he alive today, Julius Caesar would probably be ringside at a mixed martial arts cagefighting match. In a 21st-century version of a Colosseum scene, cage fighters punch, kick, slap and generally batter their opponents to a pulp in an enclosed ring a scene Roman gladiators would recognize. Its not staged, said David Joseph, a promoter with Florida Championship Fighting. Its full on, and these guys are really going at it. The blood is real, the punches are real and the broken bones are real. They are trying to knock each other out and trying to protect themselves from being knocked out as well. Fans will get a chance to see the action up close, Feb. 17, when Florida Championship Fighting kicks off its 2014 MMA cagefighting season at 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Bull, 3311 N US 301. Brad Taylor, a Fort White, Fla., resident and star of the History Channels Ax Men show, will be the featured fighter on the nights amateur card. Hell fight Eugene Feliciano of Brazil, who has won four fights and lost one. When not logging Floridas Withlacoochee River, Taylor trains at the North Florida Academy of Martial Arts. The reality TV star has 29-9-1 record and holds four titles: World Cage Warriors (205 pounds), Proving Ground (170 pounds), Fx3 Cagewars (185 pounds), and Breakthrough MMA (185 pounds). Taylor also will meet and greet fans before the fights, which are expected to attract 1,000 spectators. Mixed Martial Arts, once banned but today the most popular event on pay-per-view TV, is one of the fastest growing sports in America. According to a report by the Simmons Research Database, Ultimate Fighting Championship, the major leagues for mixed martial arts, is the fastest-growing sports league in the country, increasing its number of fans by 10 percent yearly. Not surprisingly, male fans dominate the fan base of this testosterone-fest that is MMA with a 75-to-25 ratio of male to female fans. The sport is even nipping at the heels of the National Hockey League in terms of popularity in this country. Its already more popular than NASCAR and the NHL among 18-to 34-year-old males, according to the report. The lack of theatrics and the raw appeal of two men fighting also add to the appeal, Joseph said. It can be extremely brutal and hard to watch at times, he said, but people are always attracted to these kinds of things. Its almost like a modern-day gladiator sport. Former UFC fighter Corey Hill also will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. Hill, a collegiate wrestler who suffered a horrific leg break during an MMA fight, is currently training for a ring comeback. While the sport is popping up all over cable TV, the live experience of watching two men battling it out in the ring cant be compared, Joseph said. You hear all the sounds, there are lights and music, its just all part of the experience. Tickets start at $30; reserved cage-side seats are $40. VIP tickets, $65, include reserved seating in the first row, early entry at 6 p.m., an appetizer bar, a laminated souvenir pass and a program. Tickets are available online at www.fcfighting.com, or at Buddys Home Furnishing, 6608 Adamo Dr., (813) 621-9767; and Abbys Bail Bonds, 2512 Orient Rd., (813) 231-8520. COURTESY OF FFLORIDA CCHAMPIONSHIP FFIGHTINGBrad Taylor, star of TVs Ax Men, headlines the nine-fight card.

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Award-Winning Newspapers Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. Purse Repairs & Alterations such as handle shortening and replacements(across from Bank of America) I heard a story recently that I cannot verify but will share with you anyway. It seems that a professor stood before his class of 20 senior organic biology students and was about to hand out the final exam. Before doing so, he said, I want to say that its been a pleasure teaching you this semester. I know youve all worked extremely hard and many of you are off to medical school after summer. So that no one gets their GPA messed up because they might have been celebrating a bit too much this week, anyone who would like to opt out of the final exam today will receive a B for the course. There was much rejoicing as students got up, passed by the professor to thank him and take him up on his offer. As the last taker left the room, the professor looked out over the handful of remaining students and asked, Any one else? This is your last chance. One final student rose and took the offer. The professor closed the door and took attendance of the three students remaining. Im glad to see you believe in yourself, he said, Im giving you all As. Three happy students were off to medical school. I dont know about you, but I hope my doctor would have been one of the three students still sitting in the class. These students had confidence in their ability to reach a little higher than the other 17 who left the room and cared enough to reach for the best rather than settle for less. Come to think of it, I guess that is what I want from my auto mechanic, my barber, my teachers and everyone else whom I trust parts of my life to on a day-to-day basis. If we encourage others to believe in themselves, can we display less if we hope others will have confidence in us? One way that we can display confidence in ourselves is to use positive conversation. Simply changing a sentence from I will try to do that to I will take care of that can make a great difference in whether others see us as selfconfident or tentative. Some other tentative statements along the same lines are I might be able to, I think I can, Maybe I can get to that or the famous I guess I can do it. All of these hedge on your ability to do the project and may cause the other party to doubt both your capability and commitment to succeed. If you truly plan to complete the assignment, why start out by planting the seeds of doubt in others minds with these half-hearted statements. For that matter, since our mind acts on what we tell it, why tell it you have doubts in your ability to succeed? Think before you speak. What are your words conveying about you? The next time someone asks you to work on a project, listen closely to the words that are coming out of your mouth. If you accept the assignment, be positive in the way you approach it. Yes, I will do that will always beat I will give it a try. Many goals are scary when we first look at them, but just like the three students who got As, life sometimes has a way of rewarding those who stay in the game. When you drop the shield of tentative words, you are much more likely to succeed. When you say I can! your mind will work hard to make an honest person of you and help you to achieve your goal.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: Believe in yourself Meet your Valentine for lunch, concertMeet your Valentine for lunch, live entertainment, sunshine and fresh air from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Eat at Joes lunch and concert party. It all takes place at the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa, at the corner of Pierce and Madison streets. Eat at Joes is a partnership among the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department; the Arts Council of Hillsborough County; the City of Tampa; and the Tampa Downtown Partnership. Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham inspired the Eat at Joes lunchtime concert series to increase patronage in and around the scenic spot downtown known as Joe Chillura Courthouse Square. For more information, call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 6353500.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 5 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 This pond is one of many new projects at My Warriors Place that have been built since Sims last visited Kowall. Mobile homes have been refurbished, the grounds cleaned, a memorial garden and flagpoles also have been added. Kowall said she always enjoys hearing new project ideas from people in the community and needs volunteers to complete them. My Warriors Place in Ruskin hosts national bereavement specialistBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netKelly Kowall, who founded and runs My Warriors Place in Ruskin, recently hosted Darcie Sims of Seattle, a certified grief management specialist. Kowall met her while training to help veterans and their families before opening My Warriors Place. Kowall has been building the Ruskin retreat at 101 22nd St. N.W., off W. Shell Point Road, since a year after her son, Specialist Corey Kowall, 20, and a medic were killed Sept. 20, 2009, while en route to aid a location in Afghanistan where Improvised Explosive Devices had been detected. Kowall began with a boating program; veterans could just come and paddle a canoe or kayak alone or with others; or just sit around and open up to people who had been through similar war experiences. Kowall got the idea for the retreat while grieving alone on a boat trip to Beer Can Island where she stopped, and, while asking for a sign, what proved later to be a Vietnam-era bullet washed up right at her feet. It was as though God had spoken directly to me, and although I had no idea how such a thing could be accomplished, I knew there wasnt anything anywhere for families suffering losses like this, and I had to be the one to put something in place, she said. The military works very hard at death, and does it very well, said Sims. They do elaborate ceremonies, give real honor to the deceased. And then its over. Its like those who have witnessed the tragedy must soldier up again right away with no time to grieve. They may do death well, but they dont do grief. Kowall studied under Sims at Fort Bragg before working with the veterans. Sims said that her husband was in Vietnam when their son died, and she realized there was no support system for the families either in the military or in civilian life. So she switched from working as a clinical psychologist to specialize in grief counseling. She has since become the national director for the TAPS program, or Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Sims wrote the program for TAPS, which is what Kowall originally studied so she could open the retreat, which has since gained full tax-exempt status from the IRS. Sims also can be credited with starting the Birdhouse Project, which is a hands-on new start given for people stuck in a phase of grief. They actually build a cardboard birdhouse as a foundation for their new life, Sims said. She recently gave the program to a group of people in Brandon. Kowall has been using Birdhouse in Project Corregidor Grief and Peer Mentoring Program, which is now a staple at My Warriors Place. But Sims and Kowall have since decided that Birdhouse could be used for people other than veterans, and offered it to a mixed group: parents who had lost children; veterans; people who had lost spouses and others at a workshop last week during Sims visit the main reason she came at this time. Sims and Kowall, along with Sims husband Tony and Cora Ruff, who lives in Sun City Center during winter, started the project together after brainstorming at the Comfort Inn after Kowalls experience on Beer Can Island. When major changes seem to be needed, they get back together or converse by phone or by email. Kowall learned when she took her training at Fort Bragg that X

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HUTH & BOOTH PHOTOFirstLight HomeCare hosts Riverview Chamber ribbon-cuttingFirstLight HomeCare of Riverview hosted a multi-chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 30 at Joias Fabulous Pizza and Martini Bar. The event marked FirstLight HomeCares grand opening at 10037 Waterworks Lane in Riverview. Those in attendance were treated to food, drinks and hospitality, courtesy of Janice Bayruns, Michelle Kase and Terri Hensley, owners of FirstLight. FirstLight HomeCare provides services throughout southern Hillsborough County to those who need help at home. They offer companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery, or anyone who needs a little assistance. For more information, call (813) 677-2047, or visit www.firstlighthomecare.com. Theres an adage: Love what you do, and you wont work a day in your life. True enough. When you have a job youre passionate about, it really isnt work at all. But even the best jobs can go through times when it just plain isnt fun. Youre depressed on Sunday night because the weekend is already over. You sleep-in a little later than usual. You take more sick days. Face it. Sometimes putting fun back into your job takes a little, well, WORK. If youve lost that fun feeling and want to get it back, start slowly. Is there a morale issue in your company? Unfortunately, it wont disappear overnight. If you suddenly go from a dreary workplace to a three-ring circus, your employees will wonder if youve gone off the deep end. Change the culture a little at a time so its not distracting. The changes have to come from you. As the leader in your company, you need to be excited about the prospect of having fun while working. Your positive enthusiasm will be contagious. Its even more contagious than the black mood that brought everybody down in the first place. But while its contagious, you cant force-feed fun to your employees. Some will immediately respond to your cues, while others will want more time before they join the fun. Theres nothing worse than mandatory attendance at a company outing because were all here to have fun! And if you plan something en-By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Have some fun at work tertaining, leave the shop talk at the office. Use the time to get to know your employees better. Even if theyve been part of your team for years, use the event to catch up. Also, be interested in them and what theyre doing. (Hint: This is not about your regaling your employees with highlights from your last vacation.) Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery to take the mood at work from drab to fab. Hold a meeting in a park. Have lunch outside on a sunny day. Take a walk with your team. A change of scenery will bring a change of attitude. Its hard not to feel good after having fresh air fill your lungs and the warm sun on your face. Again, mandated fun isnt really fun at all, so you have to make it a team effort. Instead of telling your team what fun programs you put together for them, have them come up with ideas. Even if you arent completely sold on what they put together, this is about them, not you. Be a team player, and go along with their suggestions. Are you in the position to do an extreme office makeover? Brighter colors, big green plants and healthy snacks can inject positive energy in an otherwise drab office. And finally, set up a surprise! Celebrate the victories and the milestones. Dont let someones work anniversary or birthday go by without making it feel like a special occasion. Its one more opportunity to remind people why they love working at your company. The world is a much better place when youre having fun, and theres no reason not to have fun just because youre at your job. So put on a smile, get some balloons and put some fun back into your office! AApollo Beach Womans Club accepting scholarship applicationsThe scholarship committee of the Apollo Beach Womans Club is accepting applications for college scholarships made possible through the clubs yearly fund-raising. To be eligible, the graduating high school senior must live in Apollo Beach (ZIP code 33572). Recipients must attend a Florida-accredited twoor four-year college or university and meet the criteria set up by the committee. The application is now available on the ABWC website: www.apollobeachwomansclub.com, and also will be available at East Bay and Lennard high schools guidance counselor offices. Awards to each recipient will be $500 for a student attending a twoyear Florida college, and $1,000 if attending a four-year Florida college or university. Current recipients may apply for a $500 renewal scholarship no later than March 25, 2014. The scholarship awards will be selected in April and presented to the recipient at the clubs May membership luncheon. If you have questions, contact information is listed on the application or email: Apollobeach5@ gmail.com Founded in 1959, ABWC membership is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, September through May, and all proceeds from events go to the ABWC Scholarship Fund to support high school graduates. For more information, call Judy Peck at (813) 746-1072.Post-Polio support group meets Feb. 20The Post-Polio Syndrome Support Group of Southern Hillsborough County meets at noon on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Dennys on SR 674 in Sun City Center. The event is a pay-your-own luncheon meeting. The group meets the third Thursday of every month September through May, with no meeting in December. For more information, call Pam Vogelsang at (813) 642-8707.Donation funds flag pole at new AMVETS postAt the Feb. 4 dedication of AMVETS Post 44 in Plant City, Cmdr. Carroll Weese of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 148 in Riverview presented a $700 check to AMVETS Cmdr. Mike Graham. The funds are to be used for the installation of a flag pole.

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8 FEBRUARY 13, 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 Area Obituaries Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Beliefs are really rules for action. Charles S. Peirce Mary Catherine ForsbergMary Catherine Forsberg, 95, passed away in Atlantic Beach, Fla., on January 29, 2014. She was born in West Milton, Ohio, and moved to Atlantic Beach eight years ago from Sun City Center, Fla.,where she was a member of Christ Church of Sun City Center. A woman of many talents, she won a Chevy Corvair in the 1950s as the result of a sales contest and created a cookbook of over 300 recipes, many of which she prepared with expertise. She and her late husband founded the Academy Ballroom Dance Club, where they taught ballroom dancing and provided the music for 25 years. An avid golfer, she was also a member of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club. She is predeceased by husband Carl and is survived by son Bruce Forsberg (Linda) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; daughter Carla Cormany (Garrit) of Bozeman, Mont.; grandchildren David Forsberg (Jennifer), Steven Forsberg (Lisa), Katie Wienhardt (Brent) and Josh Cormany (Nicole); nine greatgrandchildren; brother Herbert Fogle of Troy, Ohio; and sister June Bell, also of Troy. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Troy, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.Virginia Lee Jeffries GummereVirginia Lee Jeffries Gummere, 95, passed peacefully into the next world at her home in Wilkesboro, Pa., on February 2, 2014. Virginia was married for 67 years to Walter Cooper Gummere Jr., during which time they enjoyed raising their family as well as many travels at home and abroad. Virginia was a devoted volunteer in the numerous places they lived, working in programs with children with special needs, as a docent for historical societies, and on various boards with art guilds and zoos. She was an avid gardener, enjoying more than anything to dig in the dirt and plant her always enormous and always prolific vegetable garden. Virginia is survived by daughters Glenn Stewart and Rebecca Gummere; grandchildren Tricia Stewart Shiu (Eric), Cassie Stafford (Brett), Joie Scott (Jeff), Jeff Lilgendahl (Jennifer Pals), Landon Smith (Brandi), Liam Carey, and Maggie Carey; and greatgrandchildren Sydney Shiu; Haley and Jackson Stafford; Avery and Charlie Scott; Henry Lilgendahl; and John Walker and Sally Kate Smith; former son-in-law Chuck Lilgendahl (Betsy) and many devoted friends at Rose Glen Village and elsewhere. Preceding her in death were husband, Walter Gummere, daughter Debbie Lilgendahl, and grandson Cooper Carey. The family plans a private memorial service at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to OASIS Inc. online at www.oasisinc.org or by check to PO Box 1591, Boone, NC 28607; or to Kiva, online at http:// www.kiva.org/about/supportus or by check to: Microfunds, Kiva Attn: Chief Development Officer, 875 Howard St., Suite 340, San Francisco, CA 94103. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at the website www. austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Helen Marie MooreHelen Marie (Regan) Moore, born August 22, 1925, made her transition February 7, 2014. A resident of Kings Point in Sun City Center, she formerly was from Minnesota. She is survived by her loving children Jim, Dan, Mike, Cathy and Suze; grandchildren Amy, Matt, Josh, Dan, Jeff, Ryan, Eric, Omar and Evan; and great-grandchildren Madison, Wyatt, Paige, Demerrick and Martel. A Joyous Celebration of Life will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the Banquet Room of the Kings Point North Clubhouse, on Thursday, Feb. 27. Refreshments will be offered. Internment will be with her loving husband, Army Major Merle E. Moore, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn., later in the spring. Woodward D. PealerWoodward Woody D. Pealer, 92, born May 18, 1921, a retired businessman, Judge of the Maryland Tax Court, philanthropist and avid golfer, died on January 21, 2014, in Sun City Center, Fla., where he had resided since 1982. Mr. Pealer was a native of Cumberland, Maryland, and predeceased by his loving wife, the former Virginia Jenny Louise Smith. In 1956 and 1957, Mr. Pealer was voted the most outstanding young man in Allegany County and was considered among the most outstanding young men in the State of Maryland, for which he was nominated. In 1962, the Congressional Record of the United States Congress published a speech by then-US Sen. J. Glenn Beall, Sr., recognizing Woody Pealer to be one of the most decorated veterans in Allegany County. Mr. Pealer flew 55 combat missions in World War II with the 12th Air Force, for which he was highly decorated, including the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster (twice wounded), the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters and a Presidential Unit Citation. While serving with the 12th Air Force, he was specifically selected to have an audience at the Vatican with Pope Pius XII. Aside from his business activity, Mr. Pealer was actively involved in many fraternal and civic affairs while in Cumberland, and was instrumental in organizing the areas first County United Fund, which he served as president. Mr. Pealer was a past Potentate of the Ali Ghan Shrine Temple; a two-term director of the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce; past president of the Sacred Heart Hospital; vice-president of the Cumberland Lions Club; and cochairman of the Cumberland Sports Car Races, the largest closed-circuit races in the US at the time. As a cochairman of the Lions Sports Car Races, he was successful in promoting the Cumberland area and contributing thousands of dollars to area charities. In addition, Mr. Pealer was a director of the Salvation Army, Central YMCA, and was chairman of the Brotherhood Dinner, the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Other civic endeavors were secretarytreasurer of the Cabri Chapter No. 156 International Order of Past Potentates; first chairman of the Civil Service Commission of Allegany County; member of the Wage and Hour Committee for the State of Maryland; and chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Liquor Control Board of Allegany County. For 12 years he was treasurer and cochairman of the Republican Party Finance Committee, which included serving as Western Maryland Treasurer for US Senators J. Glenn Beall, Sr., McCharles Mathais, and J. Glenn Beall, Jr. He was a guest of President and Mrs. Nixon for one of their few Sunday worship services in the White House, which was followed by Brunch. In 1974 Mr. Pealer began a six-year term as Judge of the Maryland Tax Court. Only three citizens of Allegany County have ever served on this Court for Tax Appeals. Frostburg State University has dedicated its Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Building to honor the accomplishments of Mr. Pealer. In 2009 FSU publicly recognized Mr. Pealers considerable achievements and generous support of the University and its students by conveying upon him an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters and Lifetime Achievement Award. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Pealer this spring at Arlington National Cemetery, where he will be honored for his considerable service to the country and his remains will be buried. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Pealer desired that donations to Frostburg State University be made in his memory. 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 Paul RahnPaul Rahn, 75, of Wimauma, Florida (formally of Endicott, N.Y.), lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on February 7, 2014. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 51 years, Marylin (Reillly) Rahn; daughters and their families Dawn, Tom, Adriana and Alex DAgostino, Rochester, N.Y.; Colleen, Ben, Bennett, Oliver and Georgia Yang, Potomac, Md.; Stacy, John, Stanley, Reilly, Joseph and Claire Refermat, Rochester, N.Y., sister BJ Rahn, New York, N.Y.; brothersand sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews and many friends. Paul was a kind and generous man who took great pleasure in helping others in any way he could. He loved his family and his friends deeply. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at St. Anne Church, Ruskin. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Paul may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Dr., Suite 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 or to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 55 Ryder Rd., Ossining, NY 10562.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 9 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................4:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.org MASSESVigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass .....................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......... .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonSS Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC Area Places of Worship Still time to register for UC CollegeRegistration for the United Church College began on Jan. 22, when more than 800 people registered. Late registration will continue until Thursday, Feb. 20, in the college office at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Spring classes will be held from Feb. 17 through March 27. For more information, call the college office at (813) 634-8607,Winter in Wimauma: Dont bundle up, just enjoy the festivalFrom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, Casa de Dios Templo Filidelfia in Wimauma will hold its Winter Festival at 5730 SR 674. There will be live bands, with all Central American countries represented, as well as crafts and games for children. Refreshment stands will offer tortas, tacos, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake, orchata, fresh lemonade and more. All proceeds will go toward building a new church, as the congregation has outgrown its current, nearly a century old, location. For more information, call (813) 924-4437 or (813) 633-2721.John Foster celebrates Valentines DayAward-winning poet John Foster of Kings Point will celebrate Valentines Day by reading and discussing his poetry on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. All are welcome.Learn about Catholic Days at the CapitolA special presentation on the upcoming Catholic Days at the Capitol will be led by Paul and Lou Carren in the Conesa Center following 8 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Catholic Days at the Capitol is an annual opportunity for Catholics across the state to gather in Tallahassee to meet with legislators, discuss issues of interest to their beliefs, and express their views on pending legislation. Each year hundreds of Catholics gather at the Capitol for this purpose. This years Catholic Days at the Capitol will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call (813) 634-2328.Big band, blues and all that jazz at St. John the Divine on Feb. 22Rebirth of the Blues V and Big Band Era Jazz presents classic Dixie and Jazz at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. John The Divine Episcopal Church. Led by trombonist Jack Edison, the band rollicks with the authentic Dixie and Jazz styles of the 1920s, s and s. The band also includes: Jim Kelly on Dixie banjo; Gary Tatlock on piano; Ken Easton on trumpet; Lenny Vidal on drums; Fred Dinse on tuba and string bass; Neil Theriault on clarinet and tenor sax; and Dave Evans on baritone sax. All the musicians are or have been members of other area musical groups, including South Shore Concert Band, Tampa Blue Notes Big Band, and Sarasota Dixie Band. Admission is $5 at the door. St. John the Divine is at 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Sales of African art to help stem malnutritionOn Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon until 4 p.m., Women of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church will host an African jewelry and crafts display inside the church parish hall at 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Patrons will enjoy delectable desserts and coffee while attending the display. Items on display will be available for purchase with cash, check or credit card. Proceeds will go to African Team Ministries to: Help in the care and education of African orphans Provide jobs for unemployed women as they make crafts, enabling them to care for their children and parents Provide resources for projects of refugee relief, health and education, water sources and food distribution to drought areas According to Keith Jesson, president of African Team Ministries, More than three million Kenyans are facing malnutrition, starvation and even death due to the worst drought and famine in 60 years ... almost 10 percent of children under five will die.... Each $10 purchase made will provide 100 meals of oatmeal and 150 servings of soup to hungry people in the drought and famine areas of Kenya. Nashville Hall of Fame concert tour returns to UMC of Sun City CenterOn Friday, Feb. 21, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes two of Nashvilles most popular touring musicians with their Hall of Fame concert tour, Hall of Fame guitarist Richard Kiser, a protg of Chet Atkins, joins music legend and former Hee Haw member, Charlie McCoy, for an evening filled with music and humor. Kiser has won over 70 major awards, including twice being named Instrumentalist of the Decade, and is a four-time Artist of the Year. Charlie McCoy was the music director for the television program Hee Haw for 19 years. Charlie has been inducted into seven halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Tickets can be purchased through the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center and at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce for $10 in advance, $15 the night of the concert. The United Methodist Church is at 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. For additional information about this and other concerts, call Jeff Jordan, director of Worship Arts, at (813) 634-2539. Charlie McCoy, left, and Richard Kiser.Wedding gowns sought for St. Annes fashion teaSt. Annes Council of Catholic Women will hold its annual Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 106 11th Ave. NE, Ruskin. The show will feature wedding gowns past and present. Organizers are asking any women of the parish who would like to see their wedding gowns modeled for the show to lend them, just for that day. They would also encourage these potential lenders to have their daughters or granddaughters model the gowns. In addition, they would like to get some young men of the parish to escort the model brides. Anyone who would like to display family wedding photos at the event is also welcome to contact the St. Annes Council of Catholic Women. Raffles and a silent auction will be held, so go prepared to enjoy food, friends and fun to help support St. Annes Council of Catholic Women. Tickets are $15, available at the Parish Office (813) 645-1714, or call Beverly at (813) 843-4309. Multi-church rummage sale this SaturdayRummage-sale lovers will be able to enjoy a multi-church sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 14920 Balm Wimauma Rd., Wimauma. Items for sale include clothing, household goods, small appliances and furniture. All items are priced to sell, with proceeds going to benefit church ministries.

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10 FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF JOIN US FOR OURSunday, February 16thSouth Shore Community Bingo VFW 6287 Ruskin Post 813-690-4616 5120 U.S. 41 SouthPlay up to 21 cards for $25All games pay $50 with (5) $250 Jackpots and a Fireball Pull Tab GameBINGO on the Fireball Number $250 or $100 ConsolationIncluded in your pack: All regular games 2 Speedys 1 Three-on-Strip for all $250 JackpotsSold on the Floor: Extra sheets for Speedys All $250 Jackpots Fireball Jackpot GamePlus FREE LUNCH Sloppy Joes Macaroni or Potato Salad and pickle spearPlus 10 Door Prizes Doors open at 10:30 Lunch served from 11 a.m. to noon Adult beverages available Early games start at NOON, regular session to follow Must be 21 ATM available Tipping allowedLIMITED SEATING Get your ticket early!! Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: When taking your cat on a commercial airliner, be aware that you will be required to take it out of the carrier and carry it through the detectors. Fit your cat with a harness and leash to avoid escape. ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: www.bradentonperio.com | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.com Beth Israel Sisterhood to hold March field trip to Tampa Bay History CenterThe next meeting of the Beth Israel Sisterhood will be on Tuesday, March 4, when the group will take a field trip to the Tampa Bay History Center at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Carpooling will be available. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and available for purchase at the Columbia Cafe in the history center atrium. An escorted tour of the history center will begin at 1 p.m., and departure will be around 3 p.m. The cost for the program is $7.50 per person, made payable to Beth Israel Sisterhood. Payment should be sent by Friday, Feb. 14 to: Rochelle Lafer, 2247 Oakley Green Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573. For more information, call Rochelle at (813) 938-3824.Fall prevention is topic at Redeemer womens meetingThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Women of the ELCA) will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19, beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Robin Watts from Sun City Center EMS will present a program on fall prevention. The church is at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call (813) 634-1292. Pancake breakfast at Prince of PeaceOn Sunday, Feb. 16, the Knights of Columbus of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host its monthly pancake breakfast following the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. Adults eat for $6; children under 10 eat for $3. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and a beverage. All are invited to join in for Mass and pancakes. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Riverview church raises $3,200 for Lutheran Malaria InitiativeChurch members at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Riverview have been hard at work to raise money for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, also known as LMI. They held two successful fund-raising dinners, solicited individual donations and raised $3,200. LMI is a partnership of Lutheran World Relief and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to mobilize US Lutherans in the global effort to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. LMI is made possible through support from the United Nations Foundation. Malaria, a preventable and treatable disease, affects the poorest individuals and makes it nearly impossible for communities to lift themselves out of poverty when they are fighting such disease. The money raised will buy mosquito nets to put over children at night while they sleep and will provide medicine for treating the disease as well as education for the communities affected. For more information, visit www.lutheranmalaria.org. Christ the King Lutheran Church, at 11421 Big Bend Rd., was established in 1990 and has 157 members. Its Lenten Services will start on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m.; on Easter Sunday, April 20, services will be at 7 and 10 a.m., with an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. and childrens activities at 9 a.m. For more about Christ the King Lutheran Church or LMI, call Pastor Kevin Yoakum at (813) 6771332 or Cher McDill at (813) 938-5485. Bel Canto Singers to appear at UCCAt 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, the Sarasota-based Bel Canto Singers will present a concert in the sanctuary of the United Community Church in Sun City Center. The concert features songs from opera to Broadway. No tickets are needed for the concert, but a free will offering will be taken and given to the singers. For more information, call Paula at (813) 633-6739.From left: Aleks Ritums, Baron Garriott, Michelle Accardo Doddy, Tommy Accardo and Yetta Mae Hansell Bednarz.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 11 BC1400257-0114 To celebrate Heart Month, the BayCare wellness buses are coming to your neighborhood. Take part in our Healthy Heart Screenings, which include: Blood pressure Glucose (A1c) Body mass index (BMI) Total cholesterol Aer you complete your screenings, you will have a snapshot of your overall health and can take the next steps toward living a healthier life. Friday, February 14, 8am-2pm BayCare Outpatient Center (Westchase) Tampa Saturday, February 15, 8am-2pm St. Josephs Hospital-North Lutz Saturday, February 15, 7:30-11:30am Winter Haven Hospital Winter Haven Saturday, February 22, 8am-2pm St. Josephs Hospital-South Riverview Saturday, March 1, 8am-2pm Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Medical Arts Building New Port Richey Saturday, March 8, 8am-2pm St. Anthonys Outpatient Center (Carillon) St. Petersburg Saturday, March 15, 8am-2pm St. Jos ephs Hospital Medical Arts Building Tampa Get On the Road to a Healthy Heart

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 17could with it. Robot 495 came to life. The robot, 495, is where we won second place, Reve said. They had a box of stuff and they had to fashion it into something. It can move 360 degrees with a fully articulating shoulder and a fully articulating elbow. It can capture things. And then they went on to new depths. The craft itself is deceptively simple, made from PVC pipes. The controller is a plastic craft box. The motors are small boat bilge pumps. The propellers are custom-designed. Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center 24-HOUR TOWINGFREE DIAGNOSTICS SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 813-645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) Lennard Robotics Club needs your helpX The placement of the motors is ingenious. By themselves, the PVC pipes would be somewhat buoyant, even with the weight of the three bilge-pumps-turned-motors. But while two motors are designed to drive the craft forward, one of them is designed to submerge the craft and control the depth. If anyone has some spare bilge pumps, we sure could use them, Reve said with a laugh. Many people would spend more for lunch than the total of the crafts parts cost, yet the value of it is staggering. For the students who built it and watched it dive and perform successfully as designed, the door opened to an unlimited future. A future in which they could make profound discoveries, lead expeditions into the far reaches of space or even build highway bridges that are safer and more cost-effective than ever thought possible. Theyll ask me, what would you think about us doing this or that? he said. And Ill tell them, I dont know, but it sounds like a great idea. Give it a try. He is stunned by what they can conceive. Im learning right along with them, he said. Most of the time they just come to me and say, We need you to buy this for us. I do get asked for technical advice every once in a while, but, for the most part, when they come across a problem, they solve it. The next version of the craft will have a custom-built controller along with headlights and cameras. There will be a digital display to reveal what the craft sees beneath the surface. Another project, a smaller craft, will have pressure and temperature sensors to report data back to the students while on mission underwater. Amid the circuits, soldering irons, balsa wood, protractors and other spare parts, Reve leaves a loaf of bread, along with jars of peanut butter and jelly on one table. For some kids, lunch and dinner can sometimes be luxuries. Since the club meeting times end long after the school buses have been parked, Reve and his wife often drive some of the students home. After announcing that hell be at the school to finish some work on Saturday, the kids chime in that theyd like to come in as well. To work on their projects. To work on their dreams. To work on the future. Our future. When asked if there were other important points that people should know about, one student, a senior, immediately spoke up and said, Yes, Jim Reve needs to be added. Hes the important point. Reve smiled. He is a modest man. He is also a very smart man. He was no doubt thinking the same thing about that student, and all of the young people in the Robotics Club. Each of them is important. And he knows they will be important to the future success of things that we cant even imagine yet. Friday is Valentines Day and I would normally spend $50 on gifts for my wife. This year, I will write a check donating that amount to the Lennard Robotics Club. What a wonderful gift that will be, Michelle said. It is a gift that she knows will be returned well into the future. In addition to much-needed financial support, Jim Reve would be very interested to hear from those who may be working in or have retired from engineering or aerospace fields. He knows his students would love to hear about their careers, and either speaking or mentoring opportunities could provide priceless rewards. For more information about how you can help, call Jim Reve at (813) 641-5611 or email at james.reve@ sdhc.k12.fl.us.

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Wiskitoni attributes the dramatic increase to growth in the area and the generosity of the pantry. The Ruskin area has grown tremendously, Wiskitoni said. Ive talked to some of the local pantries and I think we give out more food than anyone else. The food bank serves between 370 and 400 people a week, opening its doors every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Each person gets nine canned goods anything from corn to chicken with fresh bread, frozen meat and sundries. St. Annes also operates a mobile food pantry on the fourth Thursday of the month, with clients typically lining up in cars at 6 a.m. We usually feed about 400 families in an hour at the mobile food pantry, Wiskitoni said. The pantry, currently operating out of a 500-square-foot, two-car garage, is building a new home. The church, 106 11th Ave. NE, in Ruskin, plans a ground-breaking ceremony for the new 4,000square-foot pantry Feb. 16. If all goes to plan, the $200,000 building should start taking shape in the next eight weeks. Wiskitoni is looking forward to opening the doors at the new pantry, which will boast a walk-in cooler, something sorely needed. It will make things a lot easier, Wiskitoni said. Right now we have food stored at two different locations in the church, so we have to haul food around a lot. But with the new building we will be able to store the food there, and people will even be able to come inside and sign up when theres inclement weather. A member of the St. Annes pastoral council, a sounding board for the parish priests, Wiskitoni was asked to take over the pantry on a temporary basis when the former manager retired. It was supposed to be temporary, but 20 months later I am still here, said Wiskitoni who owns his own business rebuilding boats and regularly puts in 16-hour days splitting his time between the pantry and his business. Its just something I feel I want to do, he said. With a $20,000 stipend from St. Annes and ongoing donations from individuals as well as the United States Department of Agriculture, Nativity Outreach and Cahill Ministries, the pantry dispenses 15,000 pounds of frozen meat a month. Only the Beth El Farmworkers food bank gives out more food in South County, according to the USDA, which supplies meat to area food banks. St. Annes pantry has a good relationship with the group, regularly receving pallets of frozen meat from the federal agency. We do everything they ask of us, Wiskitoni said. We even had one of their staff here who said we could come teach one of their courses. The volunteers and those who donate food to the pantry are the real heroes, Wiskitoni said. They put out a lot of time and effort. I am really a nobody. Our church motto is reaching out to the poor, feeding the hungry and creating a place of legacy for future generations, and thats what we are doing. We are doing Gods work. St. Annes pantry welcomes volunteers. For more information, call (813) 645-1714 or email LParkansky@saintanneruskin.org.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, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Life 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, with food turned in even before the Feb. 1 start date. Donations are now starting to flow in regularly, 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. Posters promoting the drive, designed by The Observer News and printed by M&M Printing, which is partnering with JSA for the campaign, also went up in Publix stores in Sun City Center, Apollo Beach and Riverview last week.St. Annes Food Pantry now serving 400 families a week PHOTO COURTESY OF SST. ANNE CHURCHSt. Annes Food pantry serves up to 400 hungry families a week.

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20 FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Committee members for FunFest 2015 are, seated, Susan Muise and Mike Killian; standing, from left, Phyllis Hodges, Kelly Emerson, Judy Schings, Roxann Seeley, Hud Richard, Claudia Hinson, Lynne Murphy, Bill Barron, Lyn Reitz, Joe Elam, Dave Birkett and Bill Hodges. Not shown are Jane Keegan, Bob Powers and Joanne Baskinger. Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Beth Israel holdsOPEN HOUSEfor Prospective MembersBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees.We look forward to meeting you.Membership CommitteeMonday, March 1011 a.m. 1 p.m. RSVP to:Shelly 634-8092 Sheila 634-3765by March 5 Save March 15 for SCC FunFest No.15Susan Muise, FunFest chair, has her 17-member committee hard at work planning for Sun City Centers FunFest No. 15, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15. This annual event is the communitys largest, drawing thousands to the Community Associations Central Campus on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. Last year, an estimated 6,000 people visited the Central Campus to enjoy the various club and vendor displays, food and entertainment. In recent years, Muise said. the committee created a theme; this year, we decided that we could not improve on the events built-in theme FUN! The first FunFest, in 2000, was the brainchild of Walt Cawein, then club liaison. He thought it would be a good way for the clubs to raise funds and to tell others about their activities. As I recall, the weather was beautiful, and we were overwhelmed with the huge turnout, Cawein said, reminiscing about those early days. No doubt subsequent years were easier in that organizers knew more about what to expect. Commercial vendors were not invited to that first event. Now they are an integral part of the day and help pay the bills for permits, security, rented chairs and tents, etc. Returning for her second year as chair, Muise said, Most of our committee members have volunteered for jobs they have done before. I dont micro-manage because they know what they are doing. Committee brainstorming always produces ideas for improvement. When new people join us, Ive found that the person stepping down from that role has always been willing to offer guidance. This is a great group. For more information, email to susan.muise@verizon.net, or call (813) 633-2479.Brain Fitness is on the menu at Pie and Coffee Seminar The South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging continues its Pie and Coffee seminar series with a presentation entitled Brain Fitness, presented by Nicci Kobrtiz, CEO of Sci-Brain of Sarasota. The seminar is set for 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce office, 1651 Sun City Center Blvd. Sci-Brain, working with the Roskamp Institute, has developed a new approach to improving brain fitness based on recent, cutting-edge research. It centers on building up brain reserve to optimize mental performance and protect the brain from clinical manifestations of Alzheimers disease and other dementias. The program starts with an analysis of the lifestyle factors of the individual, including diet, physical exercise, mental exercise and medical conditions. Sci-Brain then develops a personalized brain health plan, tailored to an individuals lifestyle and health needs. For more information on Sci-Brain, visit www.scibrainhealth.com. Call Jenny Loktu at (813) 784-0235 with questions, or email to jenny@ tendercaretampa.com. The event is sponsored by Sun City Chamber of Commerce and Village Inn of Riverview. Go for the pie and stay for the seminar. The mission of the South Shore Coalition of Mental Health and Aging is to promote healthy aging and facilitate optimum mental health through developing affiliations with community partners, providing education, support and outreach to South Shore residents and providing direct services. Its web address is www.mentalhealthandaging.org. The coalition hosts many support groups in the South Shore area throughout the month, and the list is available on the website. The Coalition welcomes new members, volunteers and donations. Call the Coalition office, at (813) 419-4902.Valentine pet adoption event is Feb. 15True love is waiting at Hillsborough County Animal Services during a Valentine pet adoption event Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If youve got room in your life for one more sweetheart, the countys animal shelter, at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa, is the place to start. In addition to many shelter animals that are looking for new homes, the special event also will feature rescue and foster pets. Fall head over heels with a special adoption rate that has been extended through February: $20 for any dog, cat, puppy or kitten. The fee covers an initial checkup, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies tag and spaying/neutering. Take along a camera to take a picture of your new pet in the special photo area that will be set up for the adoption event. The shelter is open for adoptions seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about adopting a shelter pet, and to view animals online, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/AnimalServices. The phone number is (813) 744-5660.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 23 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OMC1 EXP. 2/28/14 OK3 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 2/28/14 OP 5 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum $ 9 95Mens Quick ColorDiscreetly done at the shampoo bowl!Price will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. SOLD C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG SmokeySmokey is a beautiful black boy who actually lived at C.A.R.E. several years ago. His owner died, so this senior boy no longer had the care and love he was used to. After he was taken to county shelter, his chip still showed up for C.A.R.E., so they went and picked him up. Being a senior, he is quiet and trying to get used to all the other cats. Why not give this nice boy a forever home? Smokey has been neutered, is current on his shots and is microchipped. DOB: January 2, 2002. TillyTilly is an adorable Carolina dog mix with the cutest ears. She had a home since she was just a few weeks old but, unfortunately, her family can no longer care for her. Tilly is a fun gal with a big personality. She zips around the yard playing chase with the other dogs. When it is time to settle down, Tilly is just as happy to snuggle. Tilly has also been around dogs and kids her whole life. Tilly is spayed and current on her shots. DOB: April 2, 2012. You might have complained about the weather this week. In fact, I overheard some anglers complaining about the wind and fog. My thought? They should have been thankful that they were in Florida and not up north in the snow. Dont let a cold front keep you from going fishing. Make the cooler weather work for you. The fish will go to the bottom to keep warm, so fish the bottom. They will go behind rocks or deep holes, so fish there. Even when the sky is saturated with clouds, fish are everywhere and a savvy angler will be out there catching them. If you want to make the world a better place, just relax and go fishing. Fog stopped some visibility from boats, but there were those who fished from land, piers and bridges, and found that sheepshead this week were making a big splash all around. Flounder can be found in most all seafood restaurants, but why eat out when you have plenty of flounder in your waterways? By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Cold fronts, warm heartsThis flat fish is lean and a great tablefare. You might find a new adventure by fishing the flats. The deep grass flats are full of trout, while the low flats have redfish tailing while feeding. It will take a lot of concentration to fish the shallows. The least sound or movement will spook the fish, and when this happens, they will streak away to a deeper depth.Silence is a must; turn off your motor as you glide in. Some have electric motors to take them into the shallows; others turn off the motor and use an l8or l9-foot pole to make their way in without a sound. Those in canoes and kayaks have it made; they can just paddle into the shallows. If you are fishing in the wind, try using a braided line of l0 pound and a 20 in leader, which will give you a longer cast and make it easier to buck the wind. Big trout swam into our area just as soon as we had a cooler day. Many were catching them and having the time of their lives. How fortunate you are, to have saltwater angling, and also freshwater in our many lakes and upper rivers. It is nearly Valentines Day its been happening since l415. Take your Valentine for a boat ride. You can tell her all about fishing as you ride side by side. Happy Valentines Day. Be safe. Fish together, tell someone ashore where you plan to fish, and watch the weather. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 US 41 N, has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.15 Crew Games 6 p.m. Cancer Survivor party for Juanita 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Joes birthday. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsFriday . ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, Feb. 15 . ............Noon Bake Sale. 5 p.m. Cornish Hen . ............................................ dinner; dinner tickets on sale at the . ............................................ club. 6:30 p.m. Music by Spirit . ................................................ Entertainment.Sunday . ........................................$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. 3 Riverview students make Deans ListBenjamin John Heckman has been named to the Deans List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Deans List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semesters work. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, S.C. Dorothy Paxton has been named to Berry Colleges Deans List for the fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for Deans List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. Berry College is an independent, coeducational college located near Rome, Ga. Rachel Tay was named to the Fall 2013 Deans List at Wake Forest University. Students who earned a 3.4 with no grade below a C were named to the list. Wake Forest University is in Winston-Salem, N.C.Committed Forces Memorial to be dedicated March 1At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum Committee Inc. will dedicate the Committed Forces Memorial at a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 US 301 North, Tampa. This memorial honors all the brave men and women who have served in the US military in conflicts around the world places such as Bosnia, Granada, Somalia, Panama, El Salvador and elsewhere. To date, there are 26 such Committed Forces memorials arranged around the globe. The March 1 program will feature a brief overview of operations by military veterans who participated in some of these battle zones. The CENTCOM Color Guard will present Colors, and the National Anthem will be sung by Sarah Smith. The invocation and benediction will be offered by Ordained Minister Linda Pugsley, former US Air Force Nurse and Vietnam Veteran. Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11, will conduct the POW/ MIA Missing Man Ceremony, followed by TAPS and a rifle salute by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend to show support for Americas service members. Refreshments will be provided by the Women and Mens Auxiliaries of the VFW Post 8108, Riverview. For more information, call Walt Raysick, immediate past president of the Hillsborough County Veterans Council at (813) 653-4924.

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FEBRUARY 13,, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 MERCHANDISE300 ets MARINE400 105 PERSONAL Peace of mind while youre away. We will visit your house on a predetermined basis. Checking utilities & security, emergency visits as required & more. Call 813-634-4243 for appointment Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 310 GARAgGE/YY ARD SSALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Valentine yard sale. 713 Fox Hills Dr., SCC. Thursday & Friday, Feb. 13 & 14. 8am-2pm. Dining room table, chairs, china cabinet, Twin & queen beds, dressers, night stands, sofa, entertainment center, TVs, kitchen items, lots of misc. New handmaid 18 doll clothes, now available at Wee Boutique, 6122 Hwy 41, Apollo Beach. Next to Winn Dixie. 813-645-4569 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALEP 2525 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Saturday, Feb. 15, 9am-1pm. Coffee, lunch. donations, baked goods, treasures. Drawings start at 1pm. Everyone welcome! Garage sale Friday & Saturday, 8am -1pm. Household items, linens, chair, ottoman, sewing machine, milk glass, red rooster china, misc. item. 1613 Faxton Dr., SCC. ment, army clothes, tools, furniture, antiques, fabric, doll clothes & much more. 650 Allegheny SCC. Saturday, 8am-2pm. recliner, rocker & swivel chair, love seat denza with hutch, patio table & 2 chairs, queen bed, kitchen, boat & RV items, tools, shop vac & lots of misc. Bring in a large towel & get $3 off. Bring in a 2x3 rug or blanket, get $5 off your purchase. Your item will go to No Kill Animal Shelter. Your item must be clean & in good condition. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Garage sale. Feb. 14 & 15, 7:30am-1pm. 6 person tent, antiques, furniture, jugs, quilts, lamps, white kitchen table, sink. Huge church sale. 735 Ojai Ave., SCC. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 14 & 15, 8am2pm. Donated items, household goods, clothing, jewelry, lots of misc. Good prices, everything must go. 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALEMulti church rummage sale. Saturday, Feb. 15, 8am-1pm. 14920 Balm Wimau ma Rd., Wimauma. Clothing, household goods, small appliances & furniture. Friday & Saturday, 8am-3pm. 716 Eagle tainment center, books, dishes, toys, clothes, rugs, old Tuperware 1906 East View Dr, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 2/14 & 2/15, 8:30am-1pm. Antique furniture, Vintage, collectibles, household items, lots of antiques. uctonsStorsafe Storage will sell at public auction to satisfy an owners lien for cash only all the personal property stored Bertelsen 102094, Ricardo Madueno 103214. Georgella Camper 102070, Amber Cooper 101164, Sharon Medlin 103069, Clifford Devine, 102016, Terry Ware 101126, Ramon Gonzalez 103228 & 103070. The auction will be held on Wednesday March 5th, 2014, at 11am, on the premises of Storsafe Storage, 12704 Hwy 41, Fl 33534 auct ons stateaes 813-758-7952, Kim. Doing estate sales in Sun City Center for over 17yrs. PPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Bring ad in for $10 off any item $50 or more. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Cell: 382-7536 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 J ims Estate Salesserving South Hillsborough County813-601-0983 estatesaes ancesRefrigerator/ freezer, GE 25cu ft, side by side, stainless steel, water/ ice dispenser. Only 12 months old. $450, obo. 813-922-4970 GE gas range, brand new, black/ stainless, 5 burners, self cleaning, delay bake. $600 obo. Apollo Beach 813302-9297 oartsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 9sortorageSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Cover storage 12x40ft, $100 monthly for 6 months. Store Safe, Apollo Beach. 813-649-9553 Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. ater rontForae3br/2ba, beautiful, spacious mobile home in lovely waterfront park. $51,900 Ruskin. 813-610-7515 500 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Find what you need in todays Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDValentines DayGreat selection of jewelry, clothes, purses and accent pieces for your Special Valentine.Come See and Save!! NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREA Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Feb. 12, 14 & 15 50% OFF womens tops Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale NEED U.S. Currency (Small or Large) Old Stock Bonds & Bank Notes Domestic & Foreign WANTED Will be buying coins Tuesday Friday: 10 am 3 pm Saturday by appt. only 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. (813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint Bars Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables Church Yard SaleFriday & Saturday February 14 & 15 9 am 2 pmMany items!First Christian Church 1707 33rd St. SE Ruskin(1 mile on 33rd, behind Bob Evans)All proceeds benefit our Mission Programs

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ebrur PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 RUSKIN WINTER/RETIREMENT HOME: 3/2 doublewide in gated community, new oors, new paint, enclosed lanai, carport, nice corner lot. Amenities include active clubhouse, heated pool and more, for $75 monthly fees. $49,500 RUSKIN GREAT LOT WITH WATER VIEW: -acre lot cleared, elevated with ll dirt, ready to improve. Perfect spot for house or duplex. Convenient area of Ruskin, close to everything. $26,000. RUSKIN RENTAL: 3br/1BA house on 1 acre lot, tile oors in living area, remodeled kitchen, large lanai, convenient location. $850/month + deposit. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com 3/2/2 peaceful setting with KOI POND. No CDD, very low HOA 3/2/2 2 with workshop in gated community, no CDD, low HOA. 3/2/3+, dock, built 2007, LOW insurances Custom 3/2/2 waterfront home with covered lift housesforse honots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell Light & Bright this 2BR/2BA, 924 Sq. Ft. sgl wide on a corner lot. Many updates including both baths and the kitchen, and vinyl flooring throughout. A 10x26 screen room faces the front; a carport and 10x12 shed are on the back The home sells TURNKEY with the share for $47,000. ON THE WATER This 672 Sq. Ft., 2BR/2BA singlewide is ready for you. The exterior has been covered with brick and siding. The inside has laminated floors except in kitchen and baths. A finished 10x25 Fl. Rm. and a 10x21 master suite are added to each side. Both additions open to covered living areas facing the water. The home sells partially furnished and includes the waterfront share for $70,000. Vacant Shares (Lots) from $17,000 MnrsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 On River 1 bath, 2 beds, washing shed, 55+ MHP, lowest rent. Carport, lanai, furnished. $3,000 obo 813-867-9139 Sale or rent 3 bedroom, 1 bath in 55+ work shop $9,995. 813-260-2636 ousesforrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-5258519 housesforrent3br/2ba unfurnished home on large lot, covered parking with dock on Little Manatee. On Riverbend Dr $1,300 monthly plus deposit. Background check. 813562-4413 SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-6349695 3br/2ba/2cg, 2100 sf, 55+ Sun City Center. Lanai, pet considered. $1,300 monthly. 813-767-5005Apts forent rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886upeforentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 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The day opened with breakfast at the TSS clubhouse on Apollo Beach Boulevard, followed by racers taking to the high seas of Tampa Bay. Winds hit 12 knots at times, and fog challenged sailors on the 29 boats that competed in 10 races. Both Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker races were run to add an additional tie-breaker. Afterward it was back to the TSS clubhouse for cocktails and a dinner of smoked ribs, corn on the cob, a Greek salad provided by Alpha Pizza and Restaurant of Apollo Beach, plus more than 30 different homemade desserts. After dinner came the awards ceremony and the big announcement: the winner of the Pirate Musketoon Award, a friendly, long-running rivalry between the Tampa Sailing Squadron and the Davis Island Yacht Club. This year, locals proved to be the better sailors as TSS Vice-Commodore Dan Fels and Commodore Jim Allen proudly hoisted the trophy for the 50th anniversary of the Gasparilla Regatta. For more information about the Tampa Sailing Squadron, visit www.sail-tss.org. Mills named president of builders Sales & Marketing CouncilHeather Jaxheimer-Mills was installed recently as president of the Sales and Marketing Council of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, one of Floridas largest organizations for the building trades and associated professions. Mills, a new-home sales consultant for Ryland Homes, is a longtime SMC member who has served in numerous leadership roles including vice president of the council. She also was chair of TBBAs membership efforts last year, and chaired marketing programs. Mills also vice-chaired charity efforts, and served on Awards of Excellence and Parade of Homes committees. A graduate of Pasco-Hernando tion, vice president/treasurer. TBBAs Sales and Marketing Council boasts membership of more than 200 sales and marketing professionals from Tampa Bay. Through networking, speakers and a variety of educational programs for sales professionals, the SMC promotes better and more efficient sales practices to help consumers enjoy a more positive and informed home-buying experience. Headquartered in Brandon, the TBBA is a professional organization serving Tampa Bay construction-related businesses in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. These include builders, developers, suppliers, subcontractors, lending institutions, architectural and engineering firms. The TBBA promotes professionalism and continuing education within the tricounty building-anddevelopment industry, while encouraging industry participation in the community at large. For more information about TBBA, call (813) 571-TBBA, or visit www.tbba.net. National Association of Home Builders professional designations, including the prestigious Masters in Residential Marketing. Besides Mills, the following were named to the Sales and Marketing Councils Executive Committee: Peter Winter, Standard Pacific Homes immediate past president; Janice Snow, Homes by WestBay, president-elect; Ryan Dougherty, Standard Pacific Homes, vice president; Mike Finley, Ryland Homes, vice president/secretary; and Gayla Lees, The Real ConnecCommunity College, she attends the University of South Florida and is studying for a number of RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedWindows 8: Introduction Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn the layout, switching from tiles to desktop, and how to get the Start button back. 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. Craigslist Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn how to become a member, browse, search, and buy items on Craigslist. 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After an economic downturn, growth is picking up again, especially in pockets like Big Bend Road and the US 41 industrial area in the north Apollo Beach Port Redwing area. Some developments, like Waterset and the Port, have grown faster than anticipated, while the Southbend Mall is lagging behind what was expected. On the southwest side of I-75 at Big Bend Road, Southbend is planned to be larger than Westfield in Brandon, but it has not yet broken ground due to the lack of big anchor stores. Weve revisited a few areas and changed some of our plans, Rogers said. A year ago, the county planned to renovate and expand the Riverview station at 9205 Kevin Dr. off Balm-Riverview Road. Now it plans to demolish that station and build a new one on the same property. They had to really show me some figures because its hard to believe there would have been so much work to bring it up to todays standards that it would have actually cost more to renovate than build a whole new structure, said Rogers. But thats true. So were going to have a new station there. First, though, is a renovation of the existing station in Apollo Beach on Golf and Sea Boulevard that has already gone to the design phase. An artists rendering should be available for print soon, he said. After Apollo Beach, a new Fire Rescue station will be built in the Bloomingdale area at the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell Shoals. It will be brick on the outside, Rogers said. Starting in Ruskin, we adopted the look of the individual community. Although all the interiors of new stations will be built similar to the Ruskin station recently built on College Avenue, the exteriors will attempt to mirror the look of their surrounding communities, the chief said. Following the new Bloomingdale station will be one at Springhead in Plant City, which will have a wrap-around porch like buildings in that area. Those two are at the stage of evaluating bids that have already been turned in. The Riverview station and a new station to be built at the intersection of SR 674 and CR 579 in Wimauma are just now going out to bid. Also new to the plan is a station to be built at the very north end of Apollo Beach on US 41 north of the highways entrance to Caribbean Isles. The department also owns land at Powell Road and US 41 in Gibsonton, and a station is also planned there. That area, with industrial zoning between the Big Bend corridor and the Port, is expected to expand widely, he said. That fact, plus all the new housing developments in the area, make new stations a must for a good response time, Rogers said. He says he hopes roads will keep up with the development so bottlenecks that now exist in those areas especially at rush hours will not impede emergency vehicles. Were building in some benchmarks, but this is our five-year plan, Rogers said.

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But they hesitate to talk about these feelings because of the responses people give. Most people just dont want to hear it. But here, in a safe setting around others who have had similar experiences, or over the phone with a peer mentor, they can let it out and finally let it go. We try to match people with someone who has had a similar loss, like a mother who has lost a son with another mother who has lost a son, even in a similar way, Sims said. Were not training counselors, were training listeners. People who can understand the kind of pain, even though it is different for everyone. Theyre also in the process of planning a building so active duty personnel can learn to use peer mentors. The mentors arent counselors or therapists. Theyre trained to listen, and because theyre matched with others who have had common experiences, they can relate and make the person talking feel safe. Sometimes, though, more than peer help is needed. Thats why Kowall stays in touch with Heather Comfort, a practicing psychotherapist for 18 years, Im on call if Im needed, Comfort said. But I also go volunteer there, plant plants, help with landscaping and cleanup or special projects. Its a healing place. Comfort has two local offices, one on Apollo Beach Boulevard and the other in Brandon. She backed up what Sims and Kowall said. People who have been through trauma need to let it out but many hold onto it for days or years. Its not just veterans who need help after war, but their families as well. Especially Gold Star Mothers like Kowall and Lorrie Fleming who have lost children in battle. Fleming, who lives in Polk City near Orlando, met Kowall at a Gold Star Mothers meeting and has been coming to her retreat whenever she can get away ever since. Fleming lost her son, Army Sgt. Terry Lisk, in 2006. The Gold Star Mothers are a sisterhood, she said in a telephone interview Feb 6. We are all different yet we are all alike. Being together, we can be ourselves because everyone has felt close to the same thing. Fleming said visiting Kowalls retreat was very uplifting and that she has begun to help with the boating programs when she can. There were some soldiers there from the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions and they all called me Mom. It was such a good feeling. The acre-and-a-half retreat on the Little Manatee River can use people, money, supplies, talent and ideas. Kowall said anyone with a pet project they want to see happen is welcome to discuss it with her. An Eagle Scout put in a relaxing waterfall pond in the front yard. Kaitlyn Arruda, to earn her Girl Scouts Gold Badge, planned a fire pit, which will be built Feb. 20 and 21 with the help of a Home Depot crew. Pat Garland, a Sun City Center resident who can trace a family member through the service in every war since the American Revolution, has had family members from all over the country send money to install flagpoles, one for each branch of the service, and the American Legion Riders from Ellenton did the masonry work to install them. They just went in on Coreys birthday, and I felt like it was his birthday present, Kowall said. Its a quiet place where local veterans and their families can go, or people can come in from all over the country and already have for a few hours or days, up to four weeks. Sims left South County Feb. 4 after five days working with Kowall. The two know they will meet again someday, as the programs continue to get tweaked. Many church and civic groups now are working with Kowall, and Leadership Hillsborough has taken on her retreat as a project, but money is always needed to expand existing programs and events and train for and offer new ones. For more information about My Warriors Place, visit www.mywarriorsplace.org or email Kowall My Warriors PlaceX

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 33 THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 How do you show love? By %  CHERE SIMMONS chere@observernews.netTomorrow is Valentines Day. A day that is usually steeped in romance with a side of candy, cards and flowers. Schoolchildren will be passing out cute Will you be my Valentine? cards, but, for the most part, its the adults who rush around last minute trying to satisfy someone elses idea of what the day should be about. Fear not. I have it all figured out. Love = time. Gifts are nice, and I wont turn down a good box of chocolates, but Ive learned that the one gift that is truly sacrificial is your time. You have a limited amount of it, and you cant receive more than your allotment. Giving it away is an act of love. I recently read that there are approximately 940 Saturdays from the time a child is born until he or she goes away to college. In the grand scheme of life, thats not very many. Therefore, following is a collection of fun things you can do locally with someone you love, and also some examples of sacrificial love others have shown in our communities.VolunteerVolunteer somewhere. From feeding the homeless to caring for hurt or unwanted animals, the options are endless. A favorite charity of our family involves both. The Rugged Cross Youth Ranch and Rescue offers a safe haven for kids who are broken physically, spiritually and emotionally. They do the same for abused or unwanted horses, bringing the two together for the perfect example of love. Find out more about This is Moose. He lost his left eye due to abuse. He is now a therapy horse for kids. X See page 3Lennard Robotics Club needs your help, offers a boundless future in returnBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN At just after three oclock, most of Lennard High Schools 1,700-plus students rush out to enjoy the freedom of after-school youth on a beautiful winters day. But not all of the students rush from the Ruskin campus. Some rush to a series of rooms on the second floor, finding a home in a laboratory. Jim Reve opens the doors to the rooms that serve as the home of the Lennard High School Robotics Club, and happily yells out, Hello, ladies and gentlemen! The students respond in kind, but only briefly looking up from their soldering irons, circuit boards and schematics. In this club, they have found a home. A place where they can dream and then turn those dreams into reality. Reve spent 26 years working for Lockheed Martin before retiring and then deciding to teach. He found a home at Lennard in 2012 teaching Earth/space science, physical science and physics. And shortly after, seven students joined him to create the Robotics Club. His years spent at Lockheed Martin helped sharpen Reves enthusiasm for discovery. He worked on the Cassini project, named for a spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. That project allowed humanity to hear thunder on another world for the first time, he said with the awe of a young engineer evident in his voice. Working on that project, I thought nothing could top that. But teaching does, these students in this club do. It is amazing to see the excitement in these guys. It is far more rewarding to see the lights come on in them. Theyre not here because they have to be but because they want to be. Jim Reve is a modest man. The club, despite being new and running almost entirely on spare and salvaged parts, tools and PVC pipe donated by people in the community, has already had stunning success. The club is winning awards, competing against well-established and wellfunded clubs from high schools and colleges. Because the Robotics Club is an extracurricular activity, it does not directly receive funding from MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSRobotics Club students work on wiring and soldering the electronics of a remote-control vehicle capable of stunning handling. Moments after this photo, the vehicle had its successful first test drive. Members of the Lennard High School Robotics Club works on beating their award-winning entry from last year: a 48-gram bridge that worked at 1,100 percent efficiency.the Hillsborough County School District. For that, it needs help from the community. Reve isnt asking for much, and his appreciation for what has already been provided to them in donations is boundless. With four months left of school, Im already looking to next year, he said. If I could find a thousand dollars, that would be wonderful. And then expendable materials, screws and bolts and plastic parts and PVC. I am already overwhelmed, and I need to find a way to express my sincere gratitude to people in the community. We have wood screws and metal screws and tools and much more, thanks to them. Last week, the Sun City Center Rotary Club called Reve to tell him that they would provide the club with $250 per year. As he hung up the phone, his joy was palpable; he was nearly speechless. Only $750 to go to meet his goal, his dream for his students: such a small number for such a promising and infinite future. Previously he had to turn away some kids due to a lack of materials. Last week he was able to take on another four new students, bringing the total number to near 40. We have freshmen, sophomores and juniors in this room, he said. The senior club members are doing a bridge competition where last year we won first place with a 48gram (roughly 1.7 ounces) bridge built with 1,100 percent efficiency. The seniors here are dual-enrolled; they start their day in high school and then walk across the street to college at Hillsborough Community College. And then they come back here for this. The beginnings were humble but also successful. We started this as a team building exercise at the NASA egg drop competition, Reve said. We had to build a craft that would safely drop an egg 25 feet. It was their first-ever project and they took second place. A second craft won first place in the most creative category. The club went on to win another award for building a robotic arm. Members were given a box of wood, metal, screws, small motors and wire and told to do what they X

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Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... beverly@observernews.netThe views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc. Award-Winning Newspapers Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. Purse Repairs & Alterations such as handle shortening and replacements(across from Bank of America) I heard a story recently that I cannot verify but will share with you anyway. It seems that a professor stood before his class of 20 senior organic biology students and was about to hand out the final exam. Before doing so, he said, I want to say that its been a pleasure teaching you this semester. I know youve all worked extremely hard and many of you are off to medical school after summer. So that no one gets their GPA messed up because they might have been celebrating a bit too much this week, anyone who would like to opt out of the final exam today will receive a B for the course. There was much rejoicing as students got up, passed by the professor to thank him and take him up on his offer. As the last taker left the room, the professor looked out over the handful of remaining students and asked, Any one else? This is your last chance. One final student rose and took the offer. The professor closed the door and took attendance of the three students remaining. Im glad to see you believe in yourself, he said, Im giving you all As. Three happy students were off to medical school. I dont know about you, but I hope my doctor would have been one of the three students still sitting in the class. These students had confidence in their ability to reach a little higher than the other 17 who left the room and cared enough to reach for the best rather than settle for less. Come to think of it, I guess that is what I want from my auto mechanic, my barber, my teachers and everyone else whom I trust parts of my life to on a day-to-day basis. If we encourage others to believe in themselves, can we display less if we hope others will have confidence in us? One way that we can display confidence in ourselves is to use positive conversation. Simply changing a sentence from I will try to do that to I will take care of that can make a great difference in whether others see us as selfconfident or tentative. Some other tentative statements along the same lines are I might be able to, I think I can, Maybe I can get to that or the famous I guess I can do it. All of these hedge on your ability to do the project and may cause the other party to doubt both your capability and commitment to succeed. If you truly plan to complete the assignment, why start out by planting the seeds of doubt in others minds with these half-hearted statements. For that matter, since our mind acts on what we tell it, why tell it you have doubts in your ability to succeed? Think before you speak. What are your words conveying about you? The next time someone asks you to work on a project, listen closely to the words that are coming out of your mouth. If you accept the assignment, be positive in the way you approach it. Yes, I will do that will always beat I will give it a try. Many goals are scary when we first look at them, but just like the three students who got As, life sometimes has a way of rewarding those who stay in the game. When you drop the shield of tentative words, you are much more likely to succeed. When you say I can! your mind will work hard to make an honest person of you and help you to achieve your goal.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: Believe in yourself Meet your Valentine for lunch, concertMeet your Valentine for lunch, live entertainment, sunshine and fresh air from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Eat at Joes lunch and concert party. It all takes place at the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa, at the corner of Pierce and Madison streets. Eat at Joes is a partnership among the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department; the Arts Council of Hillsborough County; the City of Tampa; and the Tampa Downtown Partnership. Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham inspired the Eat at Joes lunchtime concert series to increase patronage in and around the scenic spot downtown known as Joe Chillura Courthouse Square. For more information, call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 6353500.

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HUTH & BOOTH PHOTOFirstLight HomeCare hosts Riverview Chamber ribbon-cuttingFirstLight HomeCare of Riverview hosted a multi-chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 30 at Joias Fabulous Pizza and Martini Bar. The event marked FirstLight HomeCares grand opening at 10037 Waterworks Lane in Riverview. Those in attendance were treated to food, drinks and hospitality, courtesy of Janice Bayruns, Michelle Kase and Terri Hensley, owners of FirstLight. FirstLight HomeCare provides services throughout southern Hillsborough County to those who need help at home. They offer companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery, or anyone who needs a little assistance. For more information, call (813) 677-2047, or visit www.firstlighthomecare.com. Theres an adage: Love what you do, and you wont work a day in your life. True enough. When you have a job youre passionate about, it really isnt work at all. But even the best jobs can go through times when it just plain isnt fun. Youre depressed on Sunday night because the weekend is already over. You sleep-in a little later than usual. You take more sick days. Face it. Sometimes putting fun back into your job takes a little, well, WORK. If youve lost that fun feeling and want to get it back, start slowly. Is there a morale issue in your company? Unfortunately, it wont disappear overnight. If you suddenly go from a dreary workplace to a three-ring circus, your employees will wonder if youve gone off the deep end. Change the culture a little at a time so its not distracting. The changes have to come from you. As the leader in your company, you need to be excited about the prospect of having fun while working. Your positive enthusiasm will be contagious. Its even more contagious than the black mood that brought everybody down in the first place. But while its contagious, you cant force-feed fun to your employees. Some will immediately respond to your cues, while others will want more time before they join the fun. Theres nothing worse than mandatory attendance at a company outing because were all here to have fun! And if you plan something en-By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Have some fun at work tertaining, leave the shop talk at the office. Use the time to get to know your employees better. Even if theyve been part of your team for years, use the event to catch up. Also, be interested in them and what theyre doing. (Hint: This is not about your regaling your employees with highlights from your last vacation.) Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery to take the mood at work from drab to fab. Hold a meeting in a park. Have lunch outside on a sunny day. Take a walk with your team. A change of scenery will bring a change of attitude. Its hard not to feel good after having fresh air fill your lungs and the warm sun on your face. Again, mandated fun isnt really fun at all, so you have to make it a team effort. Instead of telling your team what fun programs you put together for them, have them come up with ideas. Even if you arent completely sold on what they put together, this is about them, not you. Be a team player, and go along with their suggestions. Are you in the position to do an extreme office makeover? Brighter colors, big green plants and healthy snacks can inject positive energy in an otherwise drab office. And finally, set up a surprise! Celebrate the victories and the milestones. Dont let someones work anniversary or birthday go by without making it feel like a special occasion. Its one more opportunity to remind people why they love working at your company. The world is a much better place when youre having fun, and theres no reason not to have fun just because youre at your job. So put on a smile, get some balloons and put some fun back into your office! AApollo Beach Womans Club accepting scholarship applicationsThe scholarship committee of the Apollo Beach Womans Club is accepting applications for college scholarships made possible through the clubs yearly fund-raising. To be eligible, the graduating high school senior must live in Apollo Beach (ZIP code 33572). Recipients must attend a Florida-accredited twoor four-year college or university and meet the criteria set up by the committee. The application is now available on the ABWC website: www.apollobeachwomansclub.com, and also will be available at East Bay and Lennard high schools guidance counselor offices. Awards to each recipient will be $500 for a student attending a twoyear Florida college, and $1,000 if attending a four-year Florida college or university. Current recipients may apply for a $500 renewal scholarship no later than March 25, 2014. The scholarship awards will be selected in April and presented to the recipient at the clubs May membership luncheon. If you have questions, contact information is listed on the application or email: Apollobeach5@ gmail.com Founded in 1959, ABWC membership is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, September through May, and all proceeds from events go to the ABWC Scholarship Fund to support high school graduates. For more information, call Judy Peck at (813) 746-1072.Post-Polio support group meets Feb. 20The Post-Polio Syndrome Support Group of Southern Hillsborough County meets at noon on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Dennys on SR 674 in Sun City Center. The event is a pay-your-own luncheon meeting. The group meets the third Thursday of every month September through May, with no meeting in December. For more information, call Pam Vogelsang at (813) 642-8707.Donation funds flag pole at new AMVETS postAt the Feb. 4 dedication of AMVETS Post 44 in Plant City, Cmdr. Carroll Weese of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 148 in Riverview presented a $700 check to AMVETS Cmdr. Mike Graham. The funds are to be used for the installation of a flag pole.

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8 FEBRUARY 13, 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 Area Obituaries Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Beliefs are really rules for action. Charles S. Peirce Mary Catherine ForsbergMary Catherine Forsberg, 95, passed away in Atlantic Beach, Fla., on January 29, 2014. She was born in West Milton, Ohio, and moved to Atlantic Beach eight years ago from Sun City Center, Fla.,where she was a member of Christ Church of Sun City Center. A woman of many talents, she won a Chevy Corvair in the 1950s as the result of a sales contest and created a cookbook of over 300 recipes, many of which she prepared with expertise. She and her late husband founded the Academy Ballroom Dance Club, where they taught ballroom dancing and provided the music for 25 years. An avid golfer, she was also a member of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club. She is predeceased by husband Carl and is survived by son Bruce Forsberg (Linda) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; daughter Carla Cormany (Garrit) of Bozeman, Mont.; grandchildren David Forsberg (Jennifer), Steven Forsberg (Lisa), Katie Wienhardt (Brent) and Josh Cormany (Nicole); nine greatgrandchildren; brother Herbert Fogle of Troy, Ohio; and sister June Bell, also of Troy. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Troy, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.Virginia Lee Jeffries GummereVirginia Lee Jeffries Gummere, 95, passed peacefully into the next world at her home in Wilkesboro, Pa., on February 2, 2014. Virginia was married for 67 years to Walter Cooper Gummere Jr., during which time they enjoyed raising their family as well as many travels at home and abroad. Virginia was a devoted volunteer in the numerous places they lived, working in programs with children with special needs, as a docent for historical societies, and on various boards with art guilds and zoos. She was an avid gardener, enjoying more than anything to dig in the dirt and plant her always enormous and always prolific vegetable garden. Virginia is survived by daughters Glenn Stewart and Rebecca Gummere; grandchildren Tricia Stewart Shiu (Eric), Cassie Stafford (Brett), Joie Scott (Jeff), Jeff Lilgendahl (Jennifer Pals), Landon Smith (Brandi), Liam Carey, and Maggie Carey; and greatgrandchildren Sydney Shiu; Haley and Jackson Stafford; Avery and Charlie Scott; Henry Lilgendahl; and John Walker and Sally Kate Smith; former son-in-law Chuck Lilgendahl (Betsy) and many devoted friends at Rose Glen Village and elsewhere. Preceding her in death were husband, Walter Gummere, daughter Debbie Lilgendahl, and grandson Cooper Carey. The family plans a private memorial service at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to OASIS Inc. online at www.oasisinc.org or by check to PO Box 1591, Boone, NC 28607; or to Kiva, online at http:// www.kiva.org/about/supportus or by check to: Microfunds, Kiva Attn: Chief Development Officer, 875 Howard St., Suite 340, San Francisco, CA 94103. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at the website www. austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Helen Marie MooreHelen Marie (Regan) Moore, born August 22, 1925, made her transition February 7, 2014. A resident of Kings Point in Sun City Center, she formerly was from Minnesota. She is survived by her loving children Jim, Dan, Mike, Cathy and Suze; grandchildren Amy, Matt, Josh, Dan, Jeff, Ryan, Eric, Omar and Evan; and great-grandchildren Madison, Wyatt, Paige, Demerrick and Martel. A Joyous Celebration of Life will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the Banquet Room of the Kings Point North Clubhouse, on Thursday, Feb. 27. Refreshments will be offered. Internment will be with her loving husband, Army Major Merle E. Moore, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn., later in the spring. Woodward D. PealerWoodward Woody D. Pealer, 92, born May 18, 1921, a retired businessman, Judge of the Maryland Tax Court, philanthropist and avid golfer, died on January 21, 2014, in Sun City Center, Fla., where he had resided since 1982. Mr. Pealer was a native of Cumberland, Maryland, and predeceased by his loving wife, the former Virginia Jenny Louise Smith. In 1956 and 1957, Mr. Pealer was voted the most outstanding young man in Allegany County and was considered among the most outstanding young men in the State of Maryland, for which he was nominated. In 1962, the Congressional Record of the United States Congress published a speech by then-US Sen. J. Glenn Beall, Sr., recognizing Woody Pealer to be one of the most decorated veterans in Allegany County. Mr. Pealer flew 55 combat missions in World War II with the 12th Air Force, for which he was highly decorated, including the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster (twice wounded), the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters and a Presidential Unit Citation. While serving with the 12th Air Force, he was specifically selected to have an audience at the Vatican with Pope Pius XII. Aside from his business activity, Mr. Pealer was actively involved in many fraternal and civic affairs while in Cumberland, and was instrumental in organizing the areas first County United Fund, which he served as president. Mr. Pealer was a past Potentate of the Ali Ghan Shrine Temple; a two-term director of the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce; past president of the Sacred Heart Hospital; vice-president of the Cumberland Lions Club; and cochairman of the Cumberland Sports Car Races, the largest closed-circuit races in the US at the time. As a cochairman of the Lions Sports Car Races, he was successful in promoting the Cumberland area and contributing thousands of dollars to area charities. In addition, Mr. Pealer was a director of the Salvation Army, Central YMCA, and was chairman of the Brotherhood Dinner, the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Other civic endeavors were secretarytreasurer of the Cabri Chapter No. 156 International Order of Past Potentates; first chairman of the Civil Service Commission of Allegany County; member of the Wage and Hour Committee for the State of Maryland; and chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Liquor Control Board of Allegany County. For 12 years he was treasurer and cochairman of the Republican Party Finance Committee, which included serving as Western Maryland Treasurer for US Senators J. Glenn Beall, Sr., McCharles Mathais, and J. Glenn Beall, Jr. He was a guest of President and Mrs. Nixon for one of their few Sunday worship services in the White House, which was followed by Brunch. In 1974 Mr. Pealer began a six-year term as Judge of the Maryland Tax Court. Only three citizens of Allegany County have ever served on this Court for Tax Appeals. Frostburg State University has dedicated its Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Building to honor the accomplishments of Mr. Pealer. In 2009 FSU publicly recognized Mr. Pealers considerable achievements and generous support of the University and its students by conveying upon him an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters and Lifetime Achievement Award. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Pealer this spring at Arlington National Cemetery, where he will be honored for his considerable service to the country and his remains will be buried. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Pealer desired that donations to Frostburg State University be made in his memory. 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 Paul RahnPaul Rahn, 75, of Wimauma, Florida (formally of Endicott, N.Y.), lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on February 7, 2014. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 51 years, Marylin (Reillly) Rahn; daughters and their families Dawn, Tom, Adriana and Alex DAgostino, Rochester, N.Y.; Colleen, Ben, Bennett, Oliver and Georgia Yang, Potomac, Md.; Stacy, John, Stanley, Reilly, Joseph and Claire Refermat, Rochester, N.Y., sister BJ Rahn, New York, N.Y.; brothersand sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews and many friends. Paul was a kind and generous man who took great pleasure in helping others in any way he could. He loved his family and his friends deeply. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at St. Anne Church, Ruskin. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Paul may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Dr., Suite 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 or to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 55 Ryder Rd., Ossining, NY 10562.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 9 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................4:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.org MASSESVigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass .....................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......... .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonSS Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC Area Places of Worship Still time to register for UC CollegeRegistration for the United Church College began on Jan. 22, when more than 800 people registered. Late registration will continue until Thursday, Feb. 20, in the college office at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Spring classes will be held from Feb. 17 through March 27. For more information, call the college office at (813) 634-8607,Winter in Wimauma: Dont bundle up, just enjoy the festivalFrom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, Casa de Dios Templo Filidelfia in Wimauma will hold its Winter Festival at 5730 SR 674. There will be live bands, with all Central American countries represented, as well as crafts and games for children. Refreshment stands will offer tortas, tacos, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake, orchata, fresh lemonade and more. All proceeds will go toward building a new church, as the congregation has outgrown its current, nearly a century old, location. For more information, call (813) 924-4437 or (813) 633-2721.John Foster celebrates Valentines DayAward-winning poet John Foster of Kings Point will celebrate Valentines Day by reading and discussing his poetry on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. All are welcome.Learn about Catholic Days at the CapitolA special presentation on the upcoming Catholic Days at the Capitol will be led by Paul and Lou Carren in the Conesa Center following 8 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Catholic Days at the Capitol is an annual opportunity for Catholics across the state to gather in Tallahassee to meet with legislators, discuss issues of interest to their beliefs, and express their views on pending legislation. Each year hundreds of Catholics gather at the Capitol for this purpose. This years Catholic Days at the Capitol will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call (813) 634-2328.Big band, blues and all that jazz at St. John the Divine on Feb. 22Rebirth of the Blues V and Big Band Era Jazz presents classic Dixie and Jazz at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. John The Divine Episcopal Church. Led by trombonist Jack Edison, the band rollicks with the authentic Dixie and Jazz styles of the 1920s, s and s. The band also includes: Jim Kelly on Dixie banjo; Gary Tatlock on piano; Ken Easton on trumpet; Lenny Vidal on drums; Fred Dinse on tuba and string bass; Neil Theriault on clarinet and tenor sax; and Dave Evans on baritone sax. All the musicians are or have been members of other area musical groups, including South Shore Concert Band, Tampa Blue Notes Big Band, and Sarasota Dixie Band. Admission is $5 at the door. St. John the Divine is at 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Sales of African art to help stem malnutritionOn Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon until 4 p.m., Women of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church will host an African jewelry and crafts display inside the church parish hall at 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Patrons will enjoy delectable desserts and coffee while attending the display. Items on display will be available for purchase with cash, check or credit card. Proceeds will go to African Team Ministries to: Help in the care and education of African orphans Provide jobs for unemployed women as they make crafts, enabling them to care for their children and parents Provide resources for projects of refugee relief, health and education, water sources and food distribution to drought areas According to Keith Jesson, president of African Team Ministries, More than three million Kenyans are facing malnutrition, starvation and even death due to the worst drought and famine in 60 years ... almost 10 percent of children under five will die.... Each $10 purchase made will provide 100 meals of oatmeal and 150 servings of soup to hungry people in the drought and famine areas of Kenya. Nashville Hall of Fame concert tour returns to UMC of Sun City CenterOn Friday, Feb. 21, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes two of Nashvilles most popular touring musicians with their Hall of Fame concert tour, Hall of Fame guitarist Richard Kiser, a protg of Chet Atkins, joins music legend and former Hee Haw member, Charlie McCoy, for an evening filled with music and humor. Kiser has won over 70 major awards, including twice being named Instrumentalist of the Decade, and is a four-time Artist of the Year. Charlie McCoy was the music director for the television program Hee Haw for 19 years. Charlie has been inducted into seven halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Tickets can be purchased through the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center and at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce for $10 in advance, $15 the night of the concert. The United Methodist Church is at 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. For additional information about this and other concerts, call Jeff Jordan, director of Worship Arts, at (813) 634-2539. Charlie McCoy, left, and Richard Kiser.Wedding gowns sought for St. Annes fashion teaSt. Annes Council of Catholic Women will hold its annual Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 106 11th Ave. NE, Ruskin. The show will feature wedding gowns past and present. Organizers are asking any women of the parish who would like to see their wedding gowns modeled for the show to lend them, just for that day. They would also encourage these potential lenders to have their daughters or granddaughters model the gowns. In addition, they would like to get some young men of the parish to escort the model brides. Anyone who would like to display family wedding photos at the event is also welcome to contact the St. Annes Council of Catholic Women. Raffles and a silent auction will be held, so go prepared to enjoy food, friends and fun to help support St. Annes Council of Catholic Women. Tickets are $15, available at the Parish Office (813) 645-1714, or call Beverly at (813) 843-4309. Multi-church rummage sale this SaturdayRummage-sale lovers will be able to enjoy a multi-church sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 14920 Balm Wimauma Rd., Wimauma. Items for sale include clothing, household goods, small appliances and furniture. All items are priced to sell, with proceeds going to benefit church ministries.

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10 FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF JOIN US FOR OURSunday, February 16thSouth Shore Community Bingo VFW 6287 Ruskin Post 813-690-4616 5120 U.S. 41 SouthPlay up to 21 cards for $25All games pay $50 with (5) $250 Jackpots and a Fireball Pull Tab GameBINGO on the Fireball Number $250 or $100 ConsolationIncluded in your pack: All regular games 2 Speedys 1 Three-on-Strip for all $250 JackpotsSold on the Floor: Extra sheets for Speedys All $250 Jackpots Fireball Jackpot GamePlus FREE LUNCH Sloppy Joes Macaroni or Potato Salad and pickle spearPlus 10 Door Prizes Doors open at 10:30 Lunch served from 11 a.m. to noon Adult beverages available Early games start at NOON, regular session to follow Must be 21 ATM available Tipping allowedLIMITED SEATING Get your ticket early!! Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: When taking your cat on a commercial airliner, be aware that you will be required to take it out of the carrier and carry it through the detectors. Fit your cat with a harness and leash to avoid escape. ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: www.bradentonperio.com | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.com Beth Israel Sisterhood to hold March field trip to Tampa Bay History CenterThe next meeting of the Beth Israel Sisterhood will be on Tuesday, March 4, when the group will take a field trip to the Tampa Bay History Center at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Carpooling will be available. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and available for purchase at the Columbia Cafe in the history center atrium. An escorted tour of the history center will begin at 1 p.m., and departure will be around 3 p.m. The cost for the program is $7.50 per person, made payable to Beth Israel Sisterhood. Payment should be sent by Friday, Feb. 14 to: Rochelle Lafer, 2247 Oakley Green Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573. For more information, call Rochelle at (813) 938-3824.Fall prevention is topic at Redeemer womens meetingThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Women of the ELCA) will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19, beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Robin Watts from Sun City Center EMS will present a program on fall prevention. The church is at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call (813) 634-1292. Pancake breakfast at Prince of PeaceOn Sunday, Feb. 16, the Knights of Columbus of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host its monthly pancake breakfast following the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. Adults eat for $6; children under 10 eat for $3. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and a beverage. All are invited to join in for Mass and pancakes. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Riverview church raises $3,200 for Lutheran Malaria InitiativeChurch members at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Riverview have been hard at work to raise money for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, also known as LMI. They held two successful fund-raising dinners, solicited individual donations and raised $3,200. LMI is a partnership of Lutheran World Relief and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to mobilize US Lutherans in the global effort to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. LMI is made possible through support from the United Nations Foundation. Malaria, a preventable and treatable disease, affects the poorest individuals and makes it nearly impossible for communities to lift themselves out of poverty when they are fighting such disease. The money raised will buy mosquito nets to put over children at night while they sleep and will provide medicine for treating the disease as well as education for the communities affected. For more information, visit www.lutheranmalaria.org. Christ the King Lutheran Church, at 11421 Big Bend Rd., was established in 1990 and has 157 members. Its Lenten Services will start on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m.; on Easter Sunday, April 20, services will be at 7 and 10 a.m., with an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. and childrens activities at 9 a.m. For more about Christ the King Lutheran Church or LMI, call Pastor Kevin Yoakum at (813) 6771332 or Cher McDill at (813) 938-5485. Bel Canto Singers to appear at UCCAt 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, the Sarasota-based Bel Canto Singers will present a concert in the sanctuary of the United Community Church in Sun City Center. The concert features songs from opera to Broadway. No tickets are needed for the concert, but a free will offering will be taken and given to the singers. For more information, call Paula at (813) 633-6739.From left: Aleks Ritums, Baron Garriott, Michelle Accardo Doddy, Tommy Accardo and Yetta Mae Hansell Bednarz.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 11 BC1400257-0114 To celebrate Heart Month, the BayCare wellness buses are coming to your neighborhood. Take part in our Healthy Heart Screenings, which include: Blood pressure Glucose (A1c) Body mass index (BMI) Total cholesterol Aer you complete your screenings, you will have a snapshot of your overall health and can take the next steps toward living a healthier life. Friday, February 14, 8am-2pm BayCare Outpatient Center (Westchase) Tampa Saturday, February 15, 8am-2pm St. Josephs Hospital-North Lutz Saturday, February 15, 7:30-11:30am Winter Haven Hospital Winter Haven Saturday, February 22, 8am-2pm St. Josephs Hospital-South Riverview Saturday, March 1, 8am-2pm Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Medical Arts Building New Port Richey Saturday, March 8, 8am-2pm St. Anthonys Outpatient Center (Carillon) St. Petersburg Saturday, March 15, 8am-2pm St. Jos ephs Hospital Medical Arts Building Tampa Get On the Road to a Healthy Heart

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 17could with it. Robot 495 came to life. The robot, 495, is where we won second place, Reve said. They had a box of stuff and they had to fashion it into something. It can move 360 degrees with a fully articulating shoulder and a fully articulating elbow. It can capture things. And then they went on to new depths. The craft itself is deceptively simple, made from PVC pipes. The controller is a plastic craft box. The motors are small boat bilge pumps. The propellers are custom-designed. Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center 24-HOUR TOWINGFREE DIAGNOSTICS SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 813-645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) Lennard Robotics Club needs your help The placement of the motors is ingenious. By themselves, the PVC pipes would be somewhat buoyant, even with the weight of the three bilge-pumps-turned-motors. But while two motors are designed to drive the craft forward, one of them is designed to submerge the craft and control the depth. If anyone has some spare bilge pumps, we sure could use them, Reve said with a laugh. Many people would spend more for lunch than the total of the crafts parts cost, yet the value of it is staggering. For the students who built it and watched it dive and perform successfully as designed, the door opened to an unlimited future. A future in which they could make profound discoveries, lead expeditions into the far reaches of space or even build highway bridges that are safer and more cost-effective than ever thought possible. Theyll ask me, what would you think about us doing this or that? he said. And Ill tell them, I dont know, but it sounds like a great idea. Give it a try. He is stunned by what they can conceive. Im learning right along with them, he said. Most of the time they just come to me and say, We need you to buy this for us. I do get asked for technical advice every once in a while, but, for the most part, when they come across a problem, they solve it. The next version of the craft will have a custom-built controller along with headlights and cameras. There will be a digital display to reveal what the craft sees beneath the surface. Another project, a smaller craft, will have pressure and temperature sensors to report data back to the students while on mission underwater. Amid the circuits, soldering irons, balsa wood, protractors and other spare parts, Reve leaves a loaf of bread, along with jars of peanut butter and jelly on one table. For some kids, lunch and dinner can sometimes be luxuries. Since the club meeting times end long after the school buses have been parked, Reve and his wife often drive some of the students home. After announcing that hell be at the school to finish some work on Saturday, the kids chime in that theyd like to come in as well. To work on their projects. To work on their dreams. To work on the future. Our future. When asked if there were other important points that people should know about, one student, a senior, immediately spoke up and said, Yes, Jim Reve needs to be added. Hes the important point. Reve smiled. He is a modest man. He is also a very smart man. He was no doubt thinking the same thing about that student, and all of the young people in the Robotics Club. Each of them is important. And he knows they will be important to the future success of things that we cant even imagine yet. Friday is Valentines Day and I would normally spend $50 on gifts for my wife. This year, I will write a check donating that amount to the Lennard Robotics Club. What a wonderful gift that will be, Michelle said. It is a gift that she knows will be returned well into the future. In addition to much-needed financial support, Jim Reve would be very interested to hear from those who may be working in or have retired from engineering or aerospace fields. He knows his students would love to hear about their careers, and either speaking or mentoring opportunities could provide priceless rewards. For more information about how you can help, call Jim Reve at (813) 641-5611 or email at james.reve@ sdhc.k12.fl.us.

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Wiskitoni attributes the dramatic increase to growth in the area and the generosity of the pantry. The Ruskin area has grown tremendously, Wiskitoni said. Ive talked to some of the local pantries and I think we give out more food than anyone else. The food bank serves between 370 and 400 people a week, opening its doors every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Each person gets nine canned goods anything from corn to chicken with fresh bread, frozen meat and sundries. St. Annes also operates a mobile food pantry on the fourth Thursday of the month, with clients typically lining up in cars at 6 a.m. We usually feed about 400 families in an hour at the mobile food pantry, Wiskitoni said. The pantry, currently operating out of a 500-square-foot, two-car garage, is building a new home. The church, 106 11th Ave. NE, in Ruskin, plans a ground-breaking ceremony for the new 4,000square-foot pantry Feb. 16. If all goes to plan, the $200,000 building should start taking shape in the next eight weeks. Wiskitoni is looking forward to opening the doors at the new pantry, which will boast a walk-in cooler, something sorely needed. It will make things a lot easier, Wiskitoni said. Right now we have food stored at two different locations in the church, so we have to haul food around a lot. But with the new building we will be able to store the food there, and people will even be able to come inside and sign up when theres inclement weather. A member of the St. Annes pastoral council, a sounding board for the parish priests, Wiskitoni was asked to take over the pantry on a temporary basis when the former manager retired. It was supposed to be temporary, but 20 months later I am still here, said Wiskitoni who owns his own business rebuilding boats and regularly puts in 16-hour days splitting his time between the pantry and his business. Its just something I feel I want to do, he said. With a $20,000 stipend from St. Annes and ongoing donations from individuals as well as the United States Department of Agriculture, Nativity Outreach and Cahill Ministries, the pantry dispenses 15,000 pounds of frozen meat a month. Only the Beth El Farmworkers food bank gives out more food in South County, according to the USDA, which supplies meat to area food banks. St. Annes pantry has a good relationship with the group, regular ly receving pallets of frozen meat from the federal agency. We do everything they ask of us, Wiskitoni said. We even had one of their staff here who said we could come teach one of their courses. The volunteers and those who donate food to the pantry are the real heroes, Wiskitoni said. They put out a lot of time and effort. I am really a nobody. Our church motto is reaching out to the poor, feeding the hungry and creating a place of legacy for future generations, and thats what we are doing. We are doing Gods work. St. Annes pantry welcomes volunteers. For more information, call (813) 645-1714 or email LParkansky@saintanneruskin.org.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, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Life 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, with food turned in even before the Feb. 1 start date. Donations are now starting to flow in regularly, 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. Posters promoting the drive, designed by The Observer News and printed by M&M Printing, which is partnering with JSA for the campaign, also went up in Publix stores in Sun City Center, Apollo Beach and Riverview last week.St. Annes Food Pantry now serving 400 families a week PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. ANNE CHURCHSt. Annes Food pantry serves up to 400 hungry families a week.

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20 FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Committee members for FunFest 2015 are, seated, Susan Muise and Mike Killian; standing, from left, Phyllis Hodges, Kelly Emerson, Judy Schings, Roxann Seeley, Hud Richard, Claudia Hinson, Lynne Murphy, Bill Barron, Lyn Reitz, Joe Elam, Dave Birkett and Bill Hodges. Not shown are Jane Keegan, Bob Powers and Joanne Baskinger. Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Beth Israel holdsOPEN HOUSEfor Prospective MembersBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees.We look forward to meeting you.Membership CommitteeMonday, March 1011 a.m. 1 p.m. RSVP to:Shelly 634-8092 Sheila 634-3765by March 5 Save March 15 for SCC FunFest No.15Susan Muise, FunFest chair, has her 17-member committee hard at work planning for Sun City Centers FunFest No. 15, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15. This annual event is the communitys largest, drawing thousands to the Community Associations Central Campus on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. Last year, an estimated 6,000 people visited the Central Campus to enjoy the various club and vendor displays, food and entertainment. In recent years, Muise said. the committee created a theme; this year, we decided that we could not improve on the events built-in theme FUN! The first FunFest, in 2000, was the brainchild of Walt Cawein, then club liaison. He thought it would be a good way for the clubs to raise funds and to tell others about their activities. As I recall, the weather was beautiful, and we were overwhelmed with the huge turnout, Cawein said, reminiscing about those early days. No doubt subsequent years were easier in that organizers knew more about what to expect. Commercial vendors were not invited to that first event. Now they are an integral part of the day and help pay the bills for permits, security, rented chairs and tents, etc. Returning for her second year as chair, Muise said, Most of our committee members have volunteered for jobs they have done before. I dont micro-manage because they know what they are doing. Committee brainstorming always produces ideas for improvement. When new people join us, Ive found that the person stepping down from that role has always been willing to offer guidance. This is a great group. For more information, email to susan.muise@verizon.net, or call (813) 633-2479.Brain Fitness is on the menu at Pie and Coffee Seminar The South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging continues its Pie and Coffee seminar series with a presentation entitled Brain Fitness, presented by Nicci Kobrtiz, CEO of Sci-Brain of Sarasota. The seminar is set for 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce office, 1651 Sun City Center Blvd. Sci-Brain, working with the Roskamp Institute, has developed a new approach to improving brain fitness based on recent, cutting-edge research. It centers on building up brain reserve to optimize mental performance and protect the brain from clinical manifestations of Alzheimers disease and other dementias. The program starts with an analysis of the lifestyle factors of the individual, including diet, physical exercise, mental exercise and medical conditions. Sci-Brain then develops a personalized brain health plan, tailored to an individuals lifestyle and health needs. For more information on Sci-Brain, visit www.scibrainhealth.com. Call Jenny Loktu at (813) 784-0235 with questions, or email to jenny@ tendercaretampa.com. The event is sponsored by Sun City Chamber of Commerce and Village Inn of Riverview. Go for the pie and stay for the seminar. The mission of the South Shore Coalition of Mental Health and Aging is to promote healthy aging and facilitate optimum mental health through developing affiliations with community partners, providing education, support and outreach to South Shore residents and providing direct services. Its web address is www.mentalhealthandaging.org. The coalition hosts many support groups in the South Shore area throughout the month, and the list is available on the website. The Coalition welcomes new members, volunteers and donations. Call the Coalition office, at (813) 419-4902.Valentine pet adoption event is Feb. 15True love is waiting at Hillsborough County Animal Services during a Valentine pet adoption event Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If youve got room in your life for one more sweetheart, the countys animal shelter, at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa, is the place to start. In addition to many shelter animals that are looking for new homes, the special event also will feature rescue and foster pets. Fall head over heels with a special adoption rate that has been extended through February: $20 for any dog, cat, puppy or kitten. The fee covers an initial checkup, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies tag and spaying/neutering. Take along a camera to take a picture of your new pet in the special photo area that will be set up for the adoption event. The shelter is open for adoptions seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about adopting a shelter pet, and to view animals online, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/AnimalServices. The phone number is (813) 744-5660.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2014 23 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OMC1 EXP. 2/28/14 OK3 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 2/28/14 OP 5 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 2/28/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum $ 9 95Mens Quick ColorDiscreetly done at the shampoo bowl!Price will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. SOLD C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG SmokeySmokey is a beautiful black boy who actually lived at C.A.R.E. several years ago. His owner died, so this senior boy no longer had the care and love he was used to. After he was taken to county shelter, his chip still showed up for C.A.R.E., so they went and picked him up. Being a senior, he is quiet and trying to get used to all the other cats. Why not give this nice boy a forever home? Smokey has been neutered, is current on his shots and is microchipped. DOB: January 2, 2002. TillyTilly is an adorable Carolina dog mix with the cutest ears. She had a home since she was just a few weeks old but, unfortunately, her family can no longer care for her. Tilly is a fun gal with a big personality. She zips around the yard playing chase with the other dogs. When it is time to settle down, Tilly is just as happy to snuggle. Tilly has also been around dogs and kids her whole life. Tilly is spayed and current on her shots. DOB: April 2, 2012. You might have complained about the weather this week. In fact, I overheard some anglers complaining about the wind and fog. My thought? They should have been thankful that they were in Florida and not up north in the snow. Dont let a cold front keep you from going fishing. Make the cooler weather work for you. The fish will go to the bottom to keep warm, so fish the bottom. They will go behind rocks or deep holes, so fish there. Even when the sky is saturated with clouds, fish are everywhere and a savvy angler will be out there catching them. If you want to make the world a better place, just relax and go fishing. Fog stopped some visibility from boats, but there were those who fished from land, piers and bridges, and found that sheepshead this week were making a big splash all around. Flounder can be found in most all seafood restaurants, but why eat out when you have plenty of flounder in your waterways? By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Cold fronts, warm heartsThis flat fish is lean and a great tablefare. You might find a new adventure by fishing the flats. The deep grass flats are full of trout, while the low flats have redfish tailing while feeding. It will take a lot of concentration to fish the shallows. The least sound or movement will spook the fish, and when this happens, they will streak away to a deeper depth.Silence is a must; turn off your motor as you glide in. Some have electric motors to take them into the shallows; others turn off the motor and use an l8or l9-foot pole to make their way in without a sound. Those in canoes and kayaks have it made; they can just paddle into the shallows. If you are fishing in the wind, try using a braided line of l0 pound and a 20 in leader, which will give you a longer cast and make it easier to buck the wind. Big trout swam into our area just as soon as we had a cooler day. Many were catching them and having the time of their lives. How fortunate you are, to have saltwater angling, and also freshwater in our many lakes and upper rivers. It is nearly Valentines Day its been happening since l415. Take your Valentine for a boat ride. You can tell her all about fishing as you ride side by side. Happy Valentines Day. Be safe. Fish together, tell someone ashore where you plan to fish, and watch the weather. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 US 41 N, has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.15 Crew Games 6 p.m. Cancer Survivor party for Juanita 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Joes birthday. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsFriday . ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, Feb. 15 . ............Noon Bake Sale. 5 p.m. Cornish Hen . ............................................ dinner; dinner tickets on sale at the . ............................................ club. 6:30 p.m. Music by Spirit . ................................................ Entertainment.Sunday . ........................................$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. 3 Riverview students make Deans ListBenjamin John Heckman has been named to the Deans List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Deans List recognition is given to those students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semesters work. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, S.C. Dorothy Paxton has been named to Berry Colleges Deans List for the fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for Deans List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better. Berry College is an independent, coeducational college located near Rome, Ga. Rachel Tay was named to the Fall 2013 Deans List at Wake Forest University. Students who earned a 3.4 with no grade below a C were named to the list. Wake Forest University is in Winston-Salem, N.C.Committed Forces Memorial to be dedicated March 1At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum Committee Inc. will dedicate the Committed Forces Memorial at a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 US 301 North, Tampa. This memorial honors all the brave men and women who have served in the US military in conflicts around the world places such as Bosnia, Granada, Somalia, Panama, El Salvador and elsewhere. To date, there are 26 such Committed Forces memorials arranged around the globe. The March 1 program will feature a brief overview of operations by military veterans who participated in some of these battle zones. The CENTCOM Color Guard will present Colors, and the National Anthem will be sung by Sarah Smith. The invocation and benediction will be offered by Ordained Minister Linda Pugsley, former US Air Force Nurse and Vietnam Veteran. Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11, will conduct the POW/ MIA Missing Man Ceremony, followed by TAPS and a rifle salute by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend to show support for Americas service members. Refreshments will be provided by the Women and Mens Auxiliaries of the VFW Post 8108, Riverview. For more information, call Walt Raysick, immediate past president of the Hillsborough County Veterans Council at (813) 653-4924.

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FEBRUARY 13,, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 MERCHANDISE300 ets MARINE400 105 PERSONAL Peace of mind while youre away. We will visit your house on a predetermined basis. Checking utilities & security, emergency visits as required & more. Call 813-634-4243 for appointment Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 310 GARAgGE/YY ARD SSALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Valentine yard sale. 713 Fox Hills Dr., SCC. Thursday & Friday, Feb. 13 & 14. 8am-2pm. Dining room table, chairs, china cabinet, Twin & queen beds, dressers, night stands, sofa, entertainment center, TVs, kitchen items, lots of misc. New handmaid 18 doll clothes, now available at Wee Boutique, 6122 Hwy 41, Apollo Beach. Next to Winn Dixie. 813-645-4569 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALEP 2525 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Saturday, Feb. 15, 9am-1pm. Coffee, lunch. donations, baked goods, treasures. Drawings start at 1pm. Everyone welcome! Garage sale Friday & Saturday, 8am -1pm. Household items, linens, chair, ottoman, sewing machine, milk glass, red rooster china, misc. item. 1613 Faxton Dr., SCC. ment, army clothes, tools, furniture, antiques, fabric, doll clothes & much more. 650 Allegheny SCC. Saturday, 8am-2pm. recliner, rocker & swivel chair, love seat denza with hutch, patio table & 2 chairs, queen bed, kitchen, boat & RV items, tools, shop vac & lots of misc. Bring in a large towel & get $3 off. Bring in a 2x3 rug or blanket, get $5 off your purchase. Your item will go to No Kill Animal Shelter. Your item must be clean & in good condition. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Garage sale. Feb. 14 & 15, 7:30am-1pm. 6 person tent, antiques, furniture, jugs, quilts, lamps, white kitchen table, sink. Huge church sale. 735 Ojai Ave., SCC. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 14 & 15, 8am2pm. Donated items, household goods, clothing, jewelry, lots of misc. Good prices, everything must go. 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALEMulti church rummage sale. Saturday, Feb. 15, 8am-1pm. 14920 Balm Wimau ma Rd., Wimauma. Clothing, household goods, small appliances & furniture. Friday & Saturday, 8am-3pm. 716 Eagle tainment center, books, dishes, toys, clothes, rugs, old Tuperware 1906 East View Dr, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 2/14 & 2/15, 8:30am-1pm. Antique furniture, Vintage, collectibles, household items, lots of antiques. uctonsStorsafe Storage will sell at public auction to satisfy an owners lien for cash only all the personal property stored Bertelsen 102094, Ricardo Madueno 103214. Georgella Camper 102070, Amber Cooper 101164, Sharon Medlin 103069, Clifford Devine, 102016, Terry Ware 101126, Ramon Gonzalez 103228 & 103070. The auction will be held on Wednesday March 5th, 2014, at 11am, on the premises of Storsafe Storage, 12704 Hwy 41, Fl 33534 auct ons stateaes 813-758-7952, Kim. Doing estate sales in Sun City Center for over 17yrs. PPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Bring ad in for $10 off any item $50 or more. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Cell: 382-7536 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 J ims Estate Salesserving South Hillsborough County813-601-0983 estatesaes ancesRefrigerator/ freezer, GE 25cu ft, side by side, stainless steel, water/ ice dispenser. Only 12 months old. $450, obo. 813-922-4970 GE gas range, brand new, black/ stainless, 5 burners, self cleaning, delay bake. $600 obo. Apollo Beach 813302-9297 oartsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 9sortorageSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Cover storage 12x40ft, $100 monthly for 6 months. Store Safe, Apollo Beach. 813-649-9553 Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. ater rontForae3br/2ba, beautiful, spacious mobile home in lovely waterfront park. $51,900 Ruskin. 813-610-7515 500 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048Find what you need in todays Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDValentines DayGreat selection of jewelry, clothes, purses and accent pieces for your Special Valentine.Come See and Save!! NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREA Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Feb. 12, 14 & 15 50% OFF womens tops Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale NEED U.S. Currency (Small or Large) Old Stock Bonds & Bank Notes Domestic & Foreign WANTED Will be buying coins Tuesday Friday: 10 am 3 pm Saturday by appt. only 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. (813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint Bars Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables Church Yard SaleFriday & Saturday February 14 & 15 9 am 2 pmMany items!First Christian Church 1707 33rd St. SE Ruskin(1 mile on 33rd, behind Bob Evans)All proceeds benefit our Mission Programs

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PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 RUSKIN WINTER/RETIREMENT HOME: 3/2 doublewide in gated community, new oors, new paint, enclosed lanai, carport, nice corner lot. Amenities include active clubhouse, heated pool and more, for $75 monthly fees. $49,500 RUSKIN GREAT LOT WITH WATER VIEW: -acre lot cleared, elevated with ll dirt, ready to improve. Perfect spot for house or duplex. Convenient area of Ruskin, close to everything. $26,000. RUSKIN RENTAL: 3br/1BA house on 1 acre lot, tile oors in living area, remodeled kitchen, large lanai, convenient location. $850/month + deposit. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com 3/2/2 peaceful setting with KOI POND. No CDD, very low HOA 3/2/2 2 with workshop in gated community, no CDD, low HOA. 3/2/3+, dock, built 2007, LOW insurances Custom 3/2/2 waterfront home with covered lift A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecell Light & Bright this 2BR/2BA, 924 Sq. Ft. sgl wide on a corner lot. Many updates including both baths and the kitchen, and vinyl flooring throughout. A 10x26 screen room faces the front; a carport and 10x12 shed are on the back The home sells TURNKEY with the share for $47,000. ON THE WATER This 672 Sq. Ft., 2BR/2BA singlewide is ready for you. The exterior has been covered with brick and siding. The inside has laminated floors except in kitchen and baths. A finished 10x25 Fl. Rm. and a 10x21 master suite are added to each side. Both additions open to covered living areas facing the water. The home sells partially furnished and includes the waterfront share for $70,000. Vacant Shares (Lots) from $17,000 One bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 On River 1 bath, 2 beds, washing shed, 55+ MHP, lowest rent. Carport, lanai, furnished. $3,000 obo 813-867-9139 Sale or rent 3 bedroom, 1 bath in 55+ work shop $9,995. 813-260-2636 For rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-5258519 3br/2ba unfurnished home on large lot, covered parking with dock on Little Manatee. On Riverbend Dr $1,300 monthly plus deposit. Background check. 813562-4413 SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-6349695 3br/2ba/2cg, 2100 sf, 55+ Sun City Center. Lanai, pet considered. $1,300 monthly. 813-767-5005 rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. 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Debby. 813-434-6499 also new construction of docks, boat er Construction Co. 813-236-9306 EMPLOYMENT800Please Recycle This Paper Call or e-mail: Beverly@observernews.net. 20 words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold MasterCard or Discover over the phone. Dead line is Mondays at 4 pm Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Directory (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough Countywww.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.com 6 BEDROOM/3 BATH POOL HOME Formal living and dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen open to family room. Large master and bath with garden tub, separate shower. Hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet throughout. Intercom, fenced yard. $265,000 CALL MARGOT WARD 486-9480 MOVE IN READY. Spacious family home with 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Home is fenced on 3 sides with large storage shed, security alarm and enclosed Florida Room with tinted and insulated windows. Close to schools, shopping and major highways. $149,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 LOVELY HOME WITH 2 BR, 2 BA with 2212 sq ft living area, screened porch overlooking water, light and bright lanai, newer A/C, and wood cabinets. Large lot, 74 x 150, affords lots of space between neighbors. Golf cart storage along with 2-car garage. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 7482201 for preview. PRICED TO SELL AT $155,000 AWESOME VIEWS AND SPECTACULAR SUNSETS from this completely remodeled 2BR/2BA condo overlooking Tampa Bay. This unit has been meen. The master bath offers a large walk-in shower and gorgeous cabinets with granite. $239,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FANTASTIC VIEW!!! BAYFRONT lot with 120 feet (mol) on Tampa Bay. structurally sound. The current house plans will accommodate a 4,000-plus Road in Ruskin. $450,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 Vacant lot, 1/3 acre zoned for duplex, close to shopping and bus lines. Great investment opportunity. 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The day opened with breakfast at the TSS clubhouse on Apollo Beach Boulevard, followed by racers taking to the high seas of Tampa Bay. Winds hit 12 knots at times, and fog challenged sailors on the 29 boats that competed in 10 races. Both Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker races were run to add an additional tie-breaker. Afterward it was back to the TSS clubhouse for cocktails and a dinner of smoked ribs, corn on the cob, a Greek salad provided by Alpha Pizza and Restaurant of Apollo Beach, plus more than 30 different homemade desserts. After dinner came the awards ceremony and the big announcement: the winner of the Pirate Musketoon Award, a friendly, long-running rivalry between the Tampa Sailing Squadron and the Davis Island Yacht Club. This year, locals proved to be the better sailors as TSS Vice-Commodore Dan Fels and Commodore Jim Allen proudly hoisted the trophy for the 50th anniversary of the Gasparilla Regatta. For more information about the Tampa Sailing Squadron, visit www.sail-tss.org. Mills named president of builders Sales & Marketing CouncilHeather Jaxheimer-Mills was installed recently as president of the Sales and Marketing Council of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, one of Floridas largest organizations for the building trades and associated professions. Mills, a new-home sales consultant for Ryland Homes, is a longtime SMC member who has served in numerous leadership roles including vice president of the council. She also was chair of TBBAs membership efforts last year, and chaired marketing programs. Mills also vice-chaired charity efforts, and served on Awards of Excellence and Parade of Homes committees. A graduate of Pasco-Hernando tion, vice president/treasurer. TBBAs Sales and Marketing Council boasts membership of more than 200 sales and marketing professionals from Tampa Bay. Through networking, speakers and a variety of educational programs for sales professionals, the SMC promotes better and more efficient sales practices to help consumers enjoy a more positive and informed home-buying experience. Headquartered in Brandon, the TBBA is a professional organization serving Tampa Bay construction-related businesses in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. These include builders, developers, suppliers, subcontractors, lending institutions, architectural and engineering firms. The TBBA promotes professionalism and continuing education within the tricounty building-anddevelopment industry, while encouraging industry participation in the community at large. For more information about TBBA, call (813) 571-TBBA, or visit www.tbba.net. National Association of Home Builders professional designations, including the prestigious Masters in Residential Marketing. Besides Mills, the following were named to the Sales and Marketing Councils Executive Committee: Peter Winter, Standard Pacific Homes immediate past president; Janice Snow, Homes by WestBay, president-elect; Ryan Dougherty, Standard Pacific Homes, vice president; Mike Finley, Ryland Homes, vice president/secretary; and Gayla Lees, The Real ConnecCommunity College, she attends the University of South Florida and is studying for a number of RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedWindows 8: Introduction Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn the layout, switching from tiles to desktop, and how to get the Start button back. 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. Craigslist Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn how to become a member, browse, search, and buy items on Craigslist. 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After an economic downturn, growth is picking up again, especially in pockets like Big Bend Road and the US 41 industrial area in the north Apollo Beach Port Redwing area. Some developments, like Waterset and the Port, have grown faster than anticipated, while the Southbend Mall is lagging behind what was expected. On the southwest side of I-75 at Big Bend Road, Southbend is planned to be larger than Westfield in Brandon, but it has not yet broken ground due to the lack of big anchor stores. Weve revisited a few areas and changed some of our plans, Rogers said. A year ago, the county planned to renovate and expand the Riverview station at 9205 Kevin Dr. off Balm-Riverview Road. Now it plans to demolish that station and build a new one on the same property. They had to really show me some figures because its hard to believe there would have been so much work to bring it up to todays standards that it would have actually cost more to renovate than build a whole new structure, said Rogers. But thats true. So were going to have a new station there. First, though, is a renovation of the existing station in Apollo Beach on Golf and Sea Boulevard that has already gone to the design phase. An artists rendering should be available for print soon, he said. After Apollo Beach, a new Fire Rescue station will be built in the Bloomingdale area at the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell Shoals. It will be brick on the outside, Rogers said. Starting in Ruskin, we adopted the look of the individual community. Although all the interiors of new stations will be built similar to the Ruskin station recently built on College Avenue, the exteriors will attempt to mirror the look of their surrounding communities, the chief said. Following the new Bloomingdale station will be one at Springhead in Plant City, which will have a wrap-around porch like buildings in that area. Those two are at the stage of evaluating bids that have already been turned in. The Riverview station and a new station to be built at the intersection of SR 674 and CR 579 in Wimauma are just now going out to bid. Also new to the plan is a station to be built at the very north end of Apollo Beach on US 41 north of the highways entrance to Caribbean Isles. The department also owns land at Powell Road and US 41 in Gibsonton, and a station is also planned there. That area, with industrial zoning between the Big Bend corridor and the Port, is expected to expand widely, he said. That fact, plus all the new housing developments in the area, make new stations a must for a good response time, Rogers said. He says he hopes roads will keep up with the development so bottlenecks that now exist in those areas especially at rush hours will not impede emergency vehicles. Were building in some benchmarks, but this is our five-year plan, Rogers said.

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But they hesitate to talk about these feelings because of the responses people give. Most people just dont want to hear it. But here, in a safe setting around others who have had similar experiences, or over the phone with a peer mentor, they can let it out and finally let it go. We try to match people with someone who has had a similar loss, like a mother who has lost a son with another mother who has lost a son, even in a similar way, Sims said. Were not training counselors, were training listen ers. People who can understand the kind of pain, even though it is different for everyone. Theyre also in the process of planning a building so active duty personnel can learn to use peer mentors. The mentors arent counselors or therapists. Theyre trained to listen, and because theyre matched with others who have had common experiences, they can relate and make the person talking feel safe. Sometimes, though, more than peer help is needed. Thats why Kowall stays in touch with Heather Comfort, a practicing psychotherapist for 18 years, Im on call if Im needed, Comfort said. But I also go volunteer there, plant plants, help with landscaping and cleanup or special projects. Its a healing place. Comfort has two local offices, one on Apollo Beach Boulevard and the other in Brandon. She backed up what Sims and Kowall said. People who have been through trauma need to let it out but many hold onto it for days or years. Its not just veterans who need help after war, but their families as well. Especially Gold Star Mothers like Kowall and Lorrie Fleming who have lost children in battle. Fleming, who lives in Polk City near Orlando, met Kowall at a Gold Star Mothers meeting and has been coming to her retreat whenever she can get away ever since. Fleming lost her son, Army Sgt. Terry Lisk, in 2006. The Gold Star Mothers are a sisterhood, she said in a tele phone interview Feb 6. We are all different yet we are all alike. Being together, we can be ourselves because everyone has felt close to the same thing. Fleming said visiting Kowalls retreat was very uplifting and that she has begun to help with the boating programs when she can. There were some soldiers there from the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions and they all called me Mom. It was such a good feeling. The acre-and-a-half retreat on the Little Manatee River can use people, money, supplies, talent and ideas. Kowall said anyone with a pet project they want to see happen is welcome to discuss it with her. An Eagle Scout put in a relaxing waterfall pond in the front yard. Kaitlyn Arruda, to earn her Girl Scouts Gold Badge, planned a fire pit, which will be built Feb. 20 and 21 with the help of a Home Depot crew. Pat Garland, a Sun City Center resident who can trace a family member through the service in every war since the American Revolution, has had family mem bers from all over the country send money to install flagpoles, one for each branch of the service, and the American Legion Riders from Ellenton did the masonry work to install them. They just went in on Coreys birthday, and I felt like it was his birthday present, Kowall said. Its a quiet place where local veterans and their families can go, or people can come in from all over the country and already have for a few hours or days, up to four weeks. Sims left South County Feb. 4 after five days working with Kowall. The two know they will meet again someday, as the programs continue to get tweaked. Many church and civic groups now are working with Kowall, and Leadership Hillsborough has taken on her retreat as a project, but money is always needed to expand existing programs and events and train for and offer new ones. For more information about My Warriors Place, visit www.mywarriorsplace.org or email Kowall My Warriors Place

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