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www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 20, 2014 Volume 58 Number 5THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Ofce)813-633-7116Golf cart accessible Family Owned & Operatedwww.JohnMooreFloorCovering.comSCCs oldest and most trusted ooring dealer MEMBER WEST FLORIDA FREE Pad Upgrade on Tuftex Carpet Continued on page 19f Fund-raising drive underway to pay for funeral of child killed in Ruskin fire By%  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comFamily and friends of Alejandra Carmona, who died in a Ruskin mobile-home fire on Valentines Day, are trying to raise money to help pay for the four-year-old childs funeral. Her father, Monico Carmona, and two of her siblings were still in the hospital Sunday, Feb. 16, after the fire engulfed their home at a Ruskin mobile-home park in the 400 block of 18th Street late Friday night. Monico Carmona suffered serious burns, cuts and smoke inhalation as he tried to rescue his children, his girlfriend and two other young children. All managed to escape the blaze, which is being blamed on a short circuit in the homes electrical wiring. The familys dog also died in the blaze. They were sleeping when the fire started, and Monico noticed smoke coming from beside his bed, said Irene Valdez, the victims grandmother, who is organizing a fundraising drive to pay for Alejandras funeral. He thinks it was started by an electrical connection in the room. Monico and his girlfriend rushed out of the bedroom, carrying their two youngest children, Angel, 7 months, and Lexi, 2, from the home. He went back in to find Alejandra, crawling along the floor in the childrens room to find her, but he had to run out because he couldnt breathe anymore, and then he just collapsed, Valdez said. A neighbor then broke a window in the childrens room, calling to the trapped child. He couldnt see her but he heard her crying, Valdez said, and yelled Come to me. Come to my voice, but she was probably in shock and couldnt move. Overcome by smoke, cuts and burns, the neighbor had to pull back from the window. The neighbor couldnt breathe, and after that he couldnt hear her anymore, so she probably just collapsed from the KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSThe blaze completely gutted the Carmona familys home on 18th Street in Ruskin. Right, Alejandra Carmona was always laughing and had a smile for everyone she met, said Irene Valdez, the 4-year-olds grandmother, who supplied this photo.A fund-raising car wash at Rent King in Ruskin brought in some much-needed cash for the Carmona family, who need to raise money to pay for Alejandras funeral.$3 million Ring Power initiative focuses on health, saving lives By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comSitting down for a blood pressure screening at a health fair at Ring Power Corp., the man thought he felt fine. A few minutes later he was in an ambulance and heading for a hospital. Turns out the local Ring Power employees blood pressure was so high he was in danger of a heart attack. His wife called me the next day crying, telling me we had helped save her husbands life, said Shelly Minzenberg, Ring Powers wellness coordinator and part of the team that helps organize the companys health fairs. You cant put a price on something like that. Its those kinds of cases that make investing $3 million in employee health a no-brainer, Minzenberg said. The benefits may not show up in dollar signs, but it shows up with our employees. More than 100 Ring Power employees turned out Feb. 8 for the companys health fair at its Tampa area headquarters in Riverview. Its always important to me to know where I am with my health, said Pam Kopp, an assistant marketing manager at Ring Power who took advantage of the health fair. I think being proactive about your health and your body is the best way to see yourself into old age. The health fairs are part of a three-year drive at Ring Powers smoke, Valdez said. Monico now blames himself for the fire. He is very traumatized. Monico and his girlfriend, who also suffered severe burns to her feet, are expected to be released from the hospital this week. The two surviving children were treated for smoke inhalation and are expected to make a full recovery. The fire also destroyed the familys truck and left the Carmonas with little more than the clothes on their backs, Valdez said. Alejandra Carmona was the type of child every parent wishes for, Valdez said. She was a sweetheart. She was kind and would always laugh and smile with everyone. I couldnt believe it when I heard, said Herlinda Sanjuan, a friend of the family. Losing a home is bad enough, but to lose a child at the same time is too horrible to imagine. Valdez is trying to set up a bank account in Alejandras name for donations and at least help her son-inlaw clothe and feed his family once they are released. He has no clothes and no car now, so we are at least trying to help him get a cheap little car for $300 or $400 so he can get to work, Valdez said. Valdez, talking at a car wash in the parking lot of a Rent King store at US 41 and College Avenue to kick off the fund-raising drive Feb. 16, is grateful for the support the family has already received. I love how this community has really gotten behind the family, she said. Its been non-stop since we started the car wash, with just car after car. People have even stopped to just give money. They didnt even want their car washed. Along with money to cover Alejandras funeral costs, the family also needs: baby clothing, diapers and formula; adult clothing for a man, Monico wears size 11 shoes, large-size shirts and 32-inch pants; and clothing for two-year-old Angel, who wears 3T size clothing.To donate money or clothing to the Carmona family, call (813) 400-8441 or (813) 645-7014. Flowers appeared at the scene of the mobile-home fire within 24 hours of the blaze that killed Alejandra Carmona. KEVIN BRADY PHOTOTractors doubled as ice chests for the health fair, which drew more than 100 employees. Classified Ads ARE ON PAGES 32-34Three tips for building strong families when theres diverse personalities. See page 10. A Riverview teacher is honored by Gov. Scott for her life of service to country and now community. See page 18.

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CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL ROSEANNE KORFANT PHOTOSLending a hand to build the Caring Castle at JSA Medical are, from left, Steve Sciuga, president of A+ Air Conditioning; Don Jones, former manager of human resources at United Parcel Services; and Mike Stryker, president of American Contractors Inc. Also helping out were Janice Wideman and Jack Lowell.Caring Castle taking shape as donations arrive By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netThe Caring Castle is already taking shape at JSA Medical Group in Sun City Center. The monthlong food drive benefiting South County food banks started Feb. 1, and has already brought in 500 pounds of food. The brainchild of Roseanne Korfant of Sun City Centers JSA Medical Group, the campaign is supported editorially by The Observer News. Organizers plan to build a castle with donations, using canned goods and other non-perishable foodstuffs as bricks. The castle will be redesigned and rebuilt weekly as more donations arrive. Each of these volunteers said they just wanted to give back to the community, Korfant said. JSA Medical Group appreciates the continuing community support and the flow of donations for the needy in our area. You can follow the progress of the castle, and donate, at the JSA Activity Center, 787 Cortaro Drive, Sun City Center. Local food banks benefiting from South Countys first Caring Castle include The Lords Lighthouse, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Anne Church and Life Church. Korfant hopes the campaign not only creates awareness about hunger in South County but also builds new relationships between those who can help and the pantries.Ruskin food pantry, mission a labor of love for Cruz familyThe fourth in a series of articles on South County food banks benefiting from the Have A Heart Caring Castle community food drive co-sponsored by JSA Medical Group and The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Next week, we profile Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission.By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netIts the children who break Sharon Van Loans heart. Hungry and sometimes too embarrassed to go to school because they have no shoes or clean clothes, the children often have little hope other than The Lords Lighthouse Mission. The children are the ones that really tug at my heart, said Van Loan, a founding member of the Lords Lighthouse board. They will not go to school if they dont have shoes; they feel humiliated. Whatever the situation, its not their fault. The mission served around 50 families when it was opened in 2008 by Pastor William and Dora Cruz. Today the pantry provides food for 275 to 350 families a week, most of them farm workers but an increasing amount are seniors, said Dora. We have many who come in wheelchairs and walkers, said Dora, who estimates that 30 percent of the missions clients are seniors. The complexion of those seeking help also has changed since 2008. When we started, it was mostly Mexican families, but today we have white, black, Hispanic and even Chinese, said Carlos Rivera, the missions treasurer. Cruz and her husband have been ministering to the poor since 1952, when they married and added a vow to help the poor as part of their pledge to each other. When I met her, I knew this was the person that would be loyal and be with me all the way, said William Cruz. Pastor William and Dora went on to establish missions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including the Good Samaritan and Beth El missions in South County. Its a family affair for the Cruz family all six of their children are involved in helping with mission work. Their son, William Jr., runs Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission. Retiring from Good Samaritan in 2008, 25 years after they founded it, Dora and William thought they were ready to let others take the lead in helping the poor. But although they are both in their late 70s, they find they cant stay away from mission work. We were ready for retirement, Dora said. But after a few months we decided we were still strong and we still had the call from God to help the poor. So we contacted f

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Just in the last quarter, there were 300 out-of-town visitors many from as far away as China and 250 residents who came to the center to inquire about various things. Information Center personnel want to be sure residents know their facility is not only for people looking to move to the area or who have recently moved, but also for all who want more information about the community and what it offers. This and other building projects have been and will continue to be covered in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Articles about the Sun City Center building project and other stories may be found on line at www.observernews.net.Radio frequency application withdrawnJohn Bowker, a Sun City Center resident with a deep background in the media, has reported that the application made by the Sun City Center Radio Club to the Federal Communications Commission was withdrawn Feb. 13 because there were only two alternatives given to grant it: one, that the new station share a frequency with two other local stations, both owned by nonprofit organizations. One of these organizations has had airtime for more than 10 years while the other is fairly recent. The second alternative given the club by the FCC was to buy airtime. This request to withdraw the application was approved by the Sun City Center Community Association at its Feb. 12 meeting, two days before the deadline to withdraw. New road to alleviate some Big Bend area trafficTraffic has been a concern at the intersection of Big Bend Road and US 301 since it was named the third most dangerous intersection in the county by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office five years ago. Since then, some lane improvements have been made and more are planned by the Florida Department of Transportation, including new interstate ramps to be installed when funds permit. Meanwhile, something on a smaller scale is being done to help residents of the Summerfield development. An east-west roadway is being built that will alleviate some of the backed-up traffic heading out of the Summerfield development toward US 301. This is a developer project and is not being paid for by county or state funds. Much has been written about the traffic tie-ups along the Big Bend corridor. The east-west road will aid only traffic leaving Summerfield on the east side of US 301. It is an extension of Woodbridge Avenue through what is now wooded area, built extending parallel to Big Bend Road, and will end at the plaza on the southeast corner of US 301 anchored by SweetBay. News stories about the traffic issue may be found online at www. observernews.net by entering Big Bend Road traffic in the subject line.David Brown appointed to represent communitySun City Center resident David Brown has been fighting against the way backflow valves are installed since 2007. His work explaining the potential dangers of the way the valves are now installed has led to a Proposed Change of Rules by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that will go before the Florida Legislature in the next few weeks. The DEP and an administrative judge both agree that Brown has made his case that the valves currently in use should be changed. 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Award-Winning Newspapers It has been said that the only people in the world who do not have irritations and problems are those who live in places named Forest Lawn, Eternal Rest, Memorial Gardens or some other burial site. In fact, if you have no irritations or problems, I suggest you get your house in order because God may have just given up on you. Problems and irritations are among the spices of life that help us grow and develop to who we are as functioning human beings. But humans are not the only ones who have problems. The following poem, credited to Elder Boyd K. Packer, tells how one living being successfully handles irritations. There Once Was an Oyster There once was an oyster whose story I tell, Who found that some sand had got into his shell. It was only a grain, but it gave him great pain. For oysters have feelings although theyre so plain. Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate That had brought him to such a deplorable state? Did he curse at the government, cry for election, And claim that the sea should have given him protection? No, he said to himself as he lay in his shell, This thing tickles and scratches and itches as well. Since I cannot remove it, I shall try to improve it. Now the years have rolled round, as the years always do, And he came to his ultimate destiny stew. And the small grain of sand that had bothered him so Was a beautiful pearl, all richly aglow. Now the tale has a moral, for isnt it grand See what an oyster can do with a morsel of sand? What couldnt we do if wed only begin With some of the things that get under our skin? What irritation or problem do you have that you could shape and polish into a beautiful pearl? I suspect some of us could make an entire necklace. But if we are to survive, we must believe that every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries within it the seeds of equivalent or greater benefit. To believe otherwise would lead us to desperation and despair. If an oyster can do it, so can you.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.com Positive Talk: From irritation to pearlUniversity Women hosts Happy HourThe SouthShore branch of the American Association of University Women invite any women with an associates, bachelors or higher degree (who live in Brandon south to the county line) to a Happy Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Incognito on US 41 in Apollo Beach for some socializing and sipping. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Organizers will provide finger food, and bar prices will be discounted. If you stay until 6 p.m., you will be serenaded by the sounds of a sweet saxophone. Calling all cooks for Flan FestThe 11th Annual Flan Fest returns to Ybor City Saturday Market on Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forty contestants will compete for the title of Top Flan in Tampa Bay. Billed as the only Flan Fest in the world, the event will also include live entertainment, shopping and food. And, of course, there will be a flan-eating contest. Judges will select winners in both traditional and non-traditional (such as chocolate or strawberry) categories. Along with bragging rights, there will be cash prizes awarded to the two winners in each category. There also will be cash prizes in the presentation/appearance category. Entry space is still available. Email ybormarket@yahoo.com for details. Flan Fest is held in conjunction with Fiesta Day, which is Ybor Citys official day of celebration of its ethnic heritage and culture. The day will offer many attractions throughout Ybor City: shopping, ethnic foods, multicultural events, entertainment and exhibits. Ybor City Saturday Market is in Centennial Park at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street.Pet Expo in Ruskin set for March 1The pet-friendly Bahia Lakes Community in Ruskin will host a Pet Expo, open to the general public, on Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Tahoe Springs Court and Seminole Sky Drive. In order to promote pet adoption and responsible pet ownership, the communitys social committee has put together an event where you will be able to meet and ask questions of rescue organizations with adoptable animals, pet service providers and county animal control officials. A pet costume contest will be held at 1 p.m. Pet-related items will be for sale, with half the proceeds donated to the attending rescue organizations. For more information on the expo, call Karen Zients at (800) 642-2469 or email tcpcorp@aol.com.Enjoy a Pops Concert next weekThe South Shore Concert Band and its director Ken Easton will present a Pops Concert at Community Hall in Sun City Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. Included in the program will be selections from Les Miserables, Concerto for Drum Set and Band, Aaron Coplands Hoe Down, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and much more. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Sun City Center Atrium kiosk on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. They may also be purchased at the door on concert night. Community Hall is at 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call (813) 642-2001.SCC Chamber meets Feb. 20The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce will hold its February membership luncheon on Thursday the 20th at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. The luncheon is sponsored by 7th Inning Stretch, and will feature entertainers Hal Jeffreys and guitarist Rick Kiser. Kiser is a Chet Atkins protg and a member of the Country Gospel Music Association and the International Country Gospel Music Association. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests. To RSVP, call (813) 634-5111.East County Dems to weigh balance of growth and greenThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at OBriens Irish Pub, 701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon. Kent Bailey, 2014 Executive Committee member of the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club, will speak about preserving the states environment while creating economic growth. Food and clothing donations for ECHO, Brandons emergency help organization, are appreciated. For more information, visit www. hillsboroughdems.org or contact Michael Newett, club president, at ehcdclub@yahoo.com.

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My first record album was the Chipmunks singing the Beatles greatest hits. I brought it to my kindergarten class and the teacher reluctantly played it as we all rolled out our little sleeping pads for naptime. Yes, thats right, 20 five-year-olds fell asleep to a falsetto chipmunk singing John Lennon. In the summer months, perhaps it was even the Summer of I tried walking around barefoot a lot with a leather strap tied around my ankle, but that was about as far into hippiedom as I had actually ventured back then. I remember seeing the results of a haircut given by my mom and shouting out in angst, I look like a Beatle! Apparently that, too, was a phase as years later I let my hair grow and even had a beard (sort of). Judging by photos from that time, I doubt that I would be allowed to board airplanes today had I kept that appearance. But that was the s, and pretty much all of us looked bad in the s. It wasnt an attractive decade. Back to the s: I grew up in a small rural town where even the Democrats were Republicans and most of the unrest the nation was experiencing was far, far away. Nothing happened in Worthington, Minn. Well, there were rumors of a passing motorcycle gang killing a guy but no one in town turned up missing. I lived a Leave It to Beaver life until the age of 15 when my Dad suddenly Observations MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSomehow lifes winding trails have led us all here. There are certainly worse places. Observations: A serious adultdied from a heart attack. I saw it happen. Things changed, but really not all that much, except for finding a new depth of sadness. Although astonished by it, I found that the world kept turning. Somehow my trajectory felt out of step. I joined a rock band but didnt do drugs and I didnt drink much and even that, not until college. I have never been arrested. I moved to Colorado and finished college, graduating with honors after a brief and sadly inglorious collegiate record in Minnesota. Everything changed in Colorado I cut my hair, shaved off the beard and believed that I was well on my way to becoming a Serious Adult. Colorado eventually morphed into a return to Minnesota, which morphed into a move to Florida, literally the last state I ever expected to live in. I eventually wound up in a distant suburb (of sorts) of Tampa. Tampa is a big city that has no concept of being a big city. To an outside observer, at least those who dare to venture off the beaches, it is a seemingly haphazard collection of trailer parks, gated communities and strip malls linked by traffic-choked roads. But, of course, there is much more to it than that. You can probably consider yourself a Floridian when you realize that you can recognize the license plates of every northern state east of the Mississippi from a distance. I know them all, even with all of the variations that are so common today: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and the not-quite states of Quebec and Ontario. And with that realization I began to wonder if, perhaps, Ive been in Florida too long. I arrived here a mere child of 32 years with numerous dreams, and, two decades later, I see some of those dreams lying about forlorn and neglected. But at the same time, I found new dreams that have come true. Im not sure those dreams would have happened anywhere but in Florida. Florida has challenges. A good percentage of the population is from somewhere else, and, while they may stay in Florida, many still consider a different state their home. Florida is the only state for which the Associated Press publishes its annual weird news report. Generally speaking, Florida is as crazy as it is made out to be but thats a different Florida than what I seem to know. Everyone knows the stories of drunken guys calling 911 asking the operator to run out to get them some more beer, or the people who call 911 from McDonalds to report they had been shorted on Chicken McNuggets but I dont know anyone who would do that. My personal favorite weird news story involved a woman who was cited for animal abuse for leaving a baby pig in her closed-up car while she was inside a convenience store. Why would she have a baby pig in her car? She was driving around the neighborhood leaving it on street corners for a few minutes, hoping to lure her boyfriends giant boa constrictor that had escaped from their mobile home. Now thats just not something you hear about happening in Worthington, Minn. The reality is that Florida is simply an easy target. Pick any state, even the supposedly staid and respectable states, and chances are good that youll find even crazier stuff going on there. Floridas problem is that it is just too easy. And more, communities form slowly, if at all, and sometimes only with intense opposition. For many people, Florida is just a place to vacation, even if that vacation lasts from retirement until death or until someones less-than-stellar past catches up with him or her from a northern state and is hustled off in cuffs. I dont know that I want to die here, but then again, none of us knows what tomorrow will bring. Each day is a gift. And this month, with polar vortexes and blizzards pounding the North, Florida is a gift of epic proportions. Why am I telling you an abbreviated version of my life story? Time is ancient but life is short yet it is amazing how many twists and turns we take in our time here on earth. My story may not be all that different from yours. And besides, we all have one thing in common: The trail of our lives has led us here. To Florida. A lot has changed since the 1960s. What dreams may come seem to shape themselves to the times and the place. And Florida dreams are certainly not the worst kind to have. I dont know what tomorrow will bring but Im hoping Ill have time to get a haircut. Its long overdue. And then some Beatles music will be on tap while I am avoiding any boa constrictors that may be roaming the neighborhood. And then Ill think some more about becoming a Serious Adult. A Valentine greetingLast week when Ralph Wozniak walked out the front door of his Riverview home, he encountered a small snail inching its way around on the pavement. With disregard, Ralph continued on his way. Later, when his wife arrived home from shopping, she was greeted with the above heart shape, left behind by the snail. The gesture was just in time for Valentines Day and a quiet reminder that there is beauty everywhere in creation if you take the time to look for it.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 7 New mother Lineda Cenoble holds her baby, Jade Rochelle Cenoble, who wears red in honor of National Wear Red Day.Newborn at Brandon Regional wears red for National Wear Red DayBrandon Regional Hospital believes that heart health starts from day one. Recently a newborn at The Baby Suites at Brandon Regional Hospital received a reminder of Brandon Regional Hospitals commitment to womens heart health. The official National Wear Red Day, sponsored by Go Red for Women, was Feb. 7. Go Red for Women is part of the American Heart Associations solution to help save womens lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, Brandon Regional Hospital is committed to fighting this number one killer, which is largely preventable. The website www.GoRedforWomen.org is a source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. The movement is nationally sponsored by Macys and Merck & Co. Inc., and locally sponsored by the hospitals of HCA West Florida, including Brandon Regional Hospital.Roll the dice and help raise money for scholarships with Brandon Junior Womans ClubThe GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will host its annual Bunco for Education on Thursday, March 13, at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon. Take along a friend and enjoy an evening of Bunco fun with light hors doeuvres, refreshments, 50/50, door prizes and raffle prizes. This year Bunco players will also have an opportunity to purchase used paperback and hardback books. Social hour begins at 6 p.m.; Bunco starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on line at www.thebjwc. com. Tickets are also on sale at Center Place. Proceeds from the night of Bunco fun will go toward scholarships awarded to senior high school girls who volunteer in the community. Scholarship applications are available now in area high school guidance counselor offices and online at www.thebjwc.com. The scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2014, and it must be postmarked or received by this date to be eligible. Proceeds are also used to purchase school supplies for the 20142015 school year for the clubs adopted school in need Kenly Elementary. Each year, school supplies are distributed to Kenly students at their open house event. Students receive all the necessary supplies to begin the school year. For more information, call Leslie Kadubec at (813) 436-6064 or email Lesliek67@aol.com. Summerfield Ladies Club officers are, from left: Connie Vina, treasurer; Patsy Jackson, secretary; Irene Efchak, vice president; and Nancy Rademaker, president.Summerfield Ladies Club is in full swing The Summerfield Ladies Club at Summerfield Crossings in Riverview is in full swing for 2014, with a new slate of officers, all committees and service groups in place and ready to go. Summerfield Crossings is a subdivision off US 301 and Big Bend Road. The club meets at 11 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Summerfield Crossings Community Center, for a business meeting, entertainment and lunch. On the third Thursday of each month, the ladies have an outing for lunch and shopping, a craft day or a game 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. 20 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.22 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Steak dinner 5 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. day. Having a good time is the order of the day, no matter what they are doing. Visitors and new members are always welcome. A Community-wide Garage Sale is planned for Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the Ladies Club as sponsor. About 200 households will participate, so head out and look for bargains. Also planned for April is the clubs 15th Anniversary Party, to be held at Freedom Plaza, Sun City Center. For more information call (813) 677-4610. This party is by reservation only.Riverview HS fair is fundraiser for Relay 4 LifeRiverview High School is having a vendor/garage fair starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 1. This is a community event to help raise money for Relay 4 Life, a program of the American Cancer Society. Vendor spots are $20. Contact Michelle Battle to reserve your vendor space: email m.battle1004@gmail.com or call (813) 380-4608.Denim & Diamonds is theme of Ruskin Womans Club fund-raising fteThe community is invited to attend the GFWC Ruskin Womans Club annual spring fund-raising event, Denim & Diamonds, on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include a BBQ dinner, live entertainment, silent auction, chance drawings, cash bar and a chance to win the infamous Wheelbarrow of Cheer. The event will take at the home of David and Kathy Wiles, 3920 33rd St. SE, Ruskin. This popular event often sells out, so call early for tickets: Kathy Wiles at (813) 645-7283. Tickets are $25 per person; all proceeds go to the GFWC Ruskin Womans Club to enable them to continue their charitable work in the community. The GFWC Ruskin Womans Club is a member of the GFWC Florida Federation of Womans Clubs and the General Federation of Womans Clubs, one of the largest and oldest womens volunteer organizations in the world. The Ruskin Womans Club holds general membership meetings at 2 p.m. the first weekend of the month at 503 US 41 N, Ruskin. For more information, visit www.theruskinwomansclub.org.Apollo Beach menu: High Tea for womenThe Apollo Beach Womans Club will hold an English High Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Wellspring Club in Southshore Falls, 5831 Cascade Falls Dr., Apollo Beach. Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Sharon Vasquez at (813) 641 7856. Riverview Branch Library Baby Time Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:05 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children ages up to 18 months and their caregivers. Toddler Time Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:35 a.m. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children 18-36 months and their caregivers. ABCs and 123s of Yoga Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. For children 2 to 5 and their parent/caregivers. Kids benefit from yoga too! In this program, Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers with basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Tail Waggin Tutors Friday, Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m. Join the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library as they discuss ways to help the library. You can join the Friends and volunteer in their bookstore, help to decide what types of programs the Friends will sponsor, and provide feedback to library staff. Saturday Movie Matinee Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with your family. Stay after the movie for a chance to win the DVD. Yoga 101: Intro to Yoga for Adults Monday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. Yoga is an activity that can help heal the mind, body and soul. In this one-hour class, Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga introduces adults to yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should wear athletic or comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Google: Utilities Monday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Using Utilities from Google, learn how to create and store documents using cloud storage, access your music collection remotely, translate text and navigate with Google Maps. Create and upload a Google document. Remote access music files with Google Play. Translate text using Google Translate. Become orientated with Google Maps. Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Mark Rossmiller State Farm Agency to run in 5K, support arts in Apollo BeachMark Rossmiller State Farm Insurance in Apollo Beach will send a team of agents and office staff to participate in the Gasparilla 5K on Feb. 22.The firm is also a sponsor of the 22nd annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts on March 8 and 9. The entire office signed up to run in the Gasparilla 5K as a team. With other State Farm agencies running as well, the event is a fun way to have some healthy competition between offices, said owner Mark Rossmiller. For its second year, the insurance agency is also sponsoring Manatee Festival of the Arts at the TECO South Shore Community Events Center. The festival is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts that draws talent from across the country. The Mark Rossmiller State Farm tent will have its staff available during the festival to answer questions about available insurance. The Mark Rossmiller State Farm Agency is at 212 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach. For a free insurance quote or for more information, visit www.markrossmiller. com or call (813) 645-3276. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. 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Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Get your tix for Route 66Opening night to benefit the American Cancer SocietyThe Performing Arts Company will present a new musical, Valentines on Route 66, at the Rollins Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Feb 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 6, 7 and 8; there will also be a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Tickets are $12 and available at the SCC Atrium kiosk, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or via credit card by calling (813) 400-7803. TV personality Phoebe Snow, losing a battle with a disease shes been fighting for years, decides to cross off some of the things on her bucket list and takes a road trip along Route 66 in a yellow Corvette convertible to Disneyland to try and find some magic. On her way, she makes a stop in her hometown of Valentine, Ariz., to tie up some loose ends. Filled with colorful characters, shady bad guys, laughter, tears, triumph, fears and great songs, Valentines on Route 66 was created by and stars the team of Ellen Kleinschmidt and Teri Council. Also featured are PAC favorites Dan Tackitt, Bev Carnes, Babs Cominoli, Jeanne Naish, Harold Emanuel and Kathy Straub. Valentines is directed by former New York actor/director Lew Resseguie. Valentines on Route 66 deals with a woman suffering from leukemia. For 100 years the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of more birthdays, has been leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable. The cast and crew of Valentines all have been affected by cancer in one way or another. In an effort to give back and to help celebrate more birthdays, the Performing Arts Company has dedicated opening night of Valentines on Route 66 as a benefit show. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help fight all kinds of cancer, including leukemia. Donations to the American Cancer Society also will be accepted at each show. For more information and details on Valentines on Route 66, call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.org. An American dream unfolded in front of surprised guests at the Sandpiper Grille and Bunkers this past Valentines Day. While hundreds of couples were enjoying a Valentines Day dinner with a view of the beautiful Sandpiper Golf Course, 40 well-dressed guests walked from the adjacent Bunkers Pub and assembled on the lawn facing the restaurants panoramic 50-foot window and the diners inside. Then, as if to provide an answer to everyones shared question, a handsome groom emerged to stand between his guests and the pleasantly surprised diners. With all eyes upon her, the bride-to-be walked an aisle of lush grass to her groom. Framed under grand old southern oaks, they turned to face the minister. As the ceremony began, everything in the restaurant came to a standstill as the couples stopped their dinners to watch the spectacle that unfolded through the window, as if they were watching a full-color silent movie. Servers were shooed away from tables, and some couples went outside to hear the ceremony. It was picture perfect. Wedded couples of many years teared up, while, at other tables, some women wished, some men squirmed. Fifteen minutes later, Clarisa Blakely and. Pavel Paul Svatos were husband and wife as they walked down the aisle to begin their American Dream. A short reception followed in the Sandpiper Grilles Parquet Room, and the celebration continued well into the night at Bunkers Pub. After enduring a long-distance relationship, Paul and Clarisa decided to settle in America, leaving many of Pauls friends and family back home in the his native Czech Republic. Clarisa, 29 years old and a native of Florida, works as a bartender at Bunkers. Paul, 28, works as contract handyman and landscaper for the the Sandpiper Grille. The wedding was attended by many of Clarisas Bunkers customers and many friends, family and co-workers. It was sponsored in part by the Sandpiper Golf Course and the Sandpiper Grille and Bunkers.Sandpiper Grille made this wedding an all-in-the-family affair Clarisa Blakely and Paul Svatos.Seminar for seniors with aches, painsThe Bridges Retirement Community, partnering with Brandon Regional Hospital and the Campo Family YMCA, will host a lunch and learn event on Thursday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Bridges, 11350 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. Dr. Edward Becker, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, will present Understanding Aches & Pains in the Active Senior. He will specifically address rotator cuff tears, shoulder pain and meniscus tears. Trained at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Dr. Becker applied his talents to several professional sports teams in the Los Angeles area. His clinical focuses are sports medicine and arthroscopy. Dr. Becker practices at Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in Brandon and is on the medical staff at Brandon Regional Hospital. An exercise demonstration by a YMCA instructor will give attendees the opportunity to practice proper stretching to keep joints and muscles flexible. There is no fee to attend, and lunch will be provided. To reserve a seat, call Brandon Regional Hospitals reservation line at (813) 653-1065.Surgeon to discuss options for back pain treatment South Bay Hospital will host a free Dine with the Doctor seminar featuring information for those suffering back pain. At noon on March 19, Dr. Larry Fishman, neurosurgeon, will facilitate an information session entitled Treatment Options for Back Pain. Dr. Fishman is on staff at South Bay Hospital, is board certified and specializes in kyphoplasty and minimally invasive spine surgery. For more information, or to make a reservation for the free seminar, call (888) 685-1595.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 9 Saturday isSteak Nightat Cypress Creek6 oz. Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce ..............................................$19.95 10 oz. Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Au jus ........................$15.95 FROM OUR JIM BEAM GRILL Each steak grilled to your desired temperature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze 14 oz. T-Bone Steak .............................................$18.95 12 oz. New York Strip ...........................................$16.95 10 oz. Delmonico .................................................$17.95 8 oz. Ribeye .........................................................$16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf .............. $15.95All entrees served with vegetables Du Jour and your choice of side. All items come with House Salad or Cup of Soup. Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinCall for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues. Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. 4 p.m.Choose from:1/4 Lb. Cheeseburger with French Fries or 1. Sweet Potato Fries Hot Dog Basket with Fries and Slaw 2. Fried Fish Sandwich with Fries and Slaw 3. Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Fries or 4. Sweet Potato Fries Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich with 5. Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy Teriyaki Chicken Wrap with French Fries or 6. Sweet Potato Fries Grilled Ham and Cheese with 7. CUP OF SOUP BOWL 8. of Soup and Garden Salad 8 lunch items for$8 each(plus tax)Includes Coffee or Tea(Soda is regular menu price) AVAILABLE TUESDAY SATURDAY 1. Country Fried Steak with Milk Gravy 2. Yankee Meatloaf 3. Pot Roast with Carrots, Onions & Celery in a Brown Gravy 4. Liver & Onions with Applewood Smoked Bacon 5. Linguini & Meatballs with Marinara Sauce and Garlic Bread 6. Fried Fish Platter with Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies and French Fries All meals are served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable MedleyOPEN For Lunch Tuesday thru Sunday B Prime Rib Night moved to Saturday Night 813-633-7333Fax 813-633-6420Tax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax OrganizerTax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax Organizer Tax Services, Inc. No Charge (39 yrs exp.)Located in the Payant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC, FL 33573 St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin ceremoniously broke ground for its new food pantry on Sunday, Feb. 16, just after the churchs 10 a.m. Mass. According to food pantry coordinator Paul Wiskatoni, the church currently serves approximately 375 to 400 families per week. The church also participates once each St. Anne Catholic Church breaks ground for new food pantryMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSFood pantry coordinator Paul Wiskatoni hopes the new 4,000square-foot food pantry will be operating by July or August. The church currently serves 375 to 400 families each week. month in the Feeding America mobile pantry, providing meals, banana boxes filled with food, to about 400 needy families. We are hoping that we will have the new building up and running by July or August, Wiskatoni said. If all goes right, we should officially break ground in another month. Right, Paul Wiskatoni, longtime former food pantry coordinator Bill Richards, and Father John McEvoy ceremoniously break ground on the new 4,000-square-foot building as more than a hundred parishioners look on. For information, visit www.saintanneruskin.org or call (813) 645-1714. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave. NE, in Ruskin.

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(3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. FAMILY NEWSThree tips for building strong families What worked in the old days still works today, says award-winning authorHave you ever wondered how members of the same family, from aunts, uncles and cousins to siblings born of the same parents and raised in the same household, can be so very different? We see it in every family Grandmas so easygoing and her son is so strict; Moms a zany beatnik and her sisters a corporate v.p. Anyone with brothers and sisters will even see it within their own sibling group, says Lynn Shafer, award-winning author of Stories from Brooklyn: Ancient Voices, Ritual Chants, (www.jo-anbooks. com), a timeless look at the interplay of disparate members of an extended 1940s family. A ground-breaking study by researcher Robert Plomin in the 1980s is still the preeminent resource for psychologists seeking to understand personality diversity within families. Even among siblings, the study showed, while physical traits may be very similar, personalities can be as varied as random individuals from the general population. Expand that to the extended family, including the vast nontraditional extended families we see today, and youre likely to see more differences than similarities, says Shafer. Still, many of these families are tight-knit and cohesive. They serve as an inspirational example for humanity as a whole. Despite a union of very different people, we can all love, learn and grow together. How can you build a strong family? Shafer shares timeless tips: Establish a solid foundation based on shared values. Its no secret that very religious families tend to be close-knit and strong. Why? Because religion provides a structured means of sharing beliefs and values, a process that begins in infancy, when babies are taken to worship services and undergo the rituals that mark their membership in the religion, Shafer says. While fewer American families are religion-focused than were in decades past, they can all still strive to emphasize the importance of family values and their role in reuniting every family member. Creating rituals and traditions are one way to emphasize values. Make your family history a story to celebrate. The story about how brave Uncle Joe once rescued a dog from a well; the singing talents of the three great aunts who performed at county fairs as little girls; the one-cheek dimple that is the family hallmark these are the stories that make your family special. Its not about memorizing the family tree, but about ensuring children know that they are part of something greater than themselves and that is both a privilege and a responsibility, Shafer says. A child who is constantly reminded, with fondness, that shes the spitting image of wonderful Aunt Bessie will feel a bond with Aunt Bessie even if shes been gone for decades. Commit to attending, or hosting, family gatherings. Often, the places for sharing those stories are family gatherings weddings and funerals, holidays and anniversaries. It may be a question of the chicken or the egg, Shafer says. Strong families tend to have many shared family stories. Strong families also tend to gather together frequently and thats where those stories are most often shared. Family gatherings are also a good place for family members with very different personalities to learn to find common ground and practice getting along for the sake of everyone at the special event. Imagine what a more peaceful world it would be if we were all forced to play nicely with our obnoxious cousins as children! Shafer says. Childrens activities in PalmettoSpecial activities for children will be offered Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palmetto Heritage Day at the Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 1015 6th St. W, Palmetto. The North River Fire Department will be operating a Childrens Fire Challenge where children will get to try on mini fire gear, spray a water hose and assume other firefighter duties. Also available all day will be craft projects, writing letters to soldiers, participating in a Kids Basic Training Obstacle, the FFA goat-petting corral, and First Baptist Church of Palmetto will be providing free train rides to children. In addition, a special writing and painting workshop titled What Freedom Means to Me, is being offered by the Palmetto Art Center at half-hour intervals between noon and 2 p.m. Completed works will be sent to enlisted troops. Pre-registration is required for this workshop; call (941) 721-2034 to register. All activities are free.

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12 FEBRUARY 20, 2014BoutiqueOnWheels arrives in Apollo Beach March 7The next meeting of the Apollo Beach Womans Club will be Wednesday, March 12, at Little Harbor Resort, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin.Headlining the program will be Denise Kelley from BoutiqueOnWheels, a family-owned and operated Florida business committed for 35 years to providing quality fashions at affordable prices. Women from ABWC will be the models, and the clothing will be available for purchase. Luncheon reservations are $16 and must be made by Friday, March 7, by calling Dianna Anest at (813) 938-3641, or email her at hookr06@hotmail.com. ABWC membership, open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities, was founded in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach High School graduates. Scholarship applications are available on the ABWC website: www.apollobeachwomansclub.com and also at East Bay and Lennard high school guidance counselors offices. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Baby Time Monday, Feb. 24, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11:35 a.m. For children ages up to 20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Adult/Teen Watercolor Painting Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Cory Wright and brush up on your painting skills. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. The Tricky Dogs Shows Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. For children ages 5-12 ~ See this hilarious circus-style dog comedy act, starring a group of tricky little dogs and their pet human. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com. Christine Tran Richard ScilabroRuskin Christian School students win Seventh-grader Christine Tran and 10th-grader Richard Scilabro placed first in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Competition. Their essays were first submitted to the VFW Ruskin Chapter for the local competition. Molly placed first in Patriots Pen, the junior-high essay competition, and Richard placed first in Voice of Democracy, the highschool competition. The students represented the local chapter at the District 12 competition, and Molly placed first and Richard placed second. Both students received plaques from the local and district levels in addition to monetary awards for their accomplishments. Social dance this weekend at Manatee RV ParkThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Music will be by Musical Memories. Bring your own refreshment; ice will be provided. The cost is $5 per person, and the public is invited. For more information, call J. Sullivan at (603) 332-5342 or E. Resch at (813) 649-1185. Manatee RV Park is off US 41, four miles north of I-275 or seven miles south of Ruskin. Honorary Mayor of SouthShore donates to high school athletics2014 Honorary Mayor of SouthShore Shannon Brown, of Kids R Kids Southshore, recently presented $1,700 in checks to the athletics departments of both Lennard and East Bay high schools. Shown above, Shannon is with John Guarisco, assistant principal of administration at Lennard High School. The funds are designated to provide students in need with athletic equipment. Shannon wants to give all students the opportunity to participate in school athletics, regardless of their finances.Life After Graduation meeting set for East Bay High School Guidance Department will host a college fair entitled Life After Graduation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the schools media center and cafeteria. The event will be a college-planning workshop where students and parents may learn about the application process, SAT-ACT testing, military options, community service, scholarships, financial aid, NCAA eligibility, technical-career schools and more. There will be two workshop sessions in the media center, at 6 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m. Those who attend may meet and talk with college admissions representatives from the following schools: No registration is required. All high school students and parents in the South Shore community are welcome to attend For more information, email Kayzie Weaver, college and career counselor at East Bay, at mary.weaver@sdhc.k12.fl.us, or call (813) 6715134, ext. 245. cemeterySpring Clean-Up at Ruskin Memorial Park will be on Saturday, March 29, starting at 8 a.m. This is the time of year to prepare for the rainy season. The cemetery is run on a very tight budget and managed by volunteers. Everyones help is needed. Go out and join this community effort to keep Ruskin Memorial beautiful and easy to maintain. Bring yard tools and equipment such as weed-eaters, shovels, saws, rakes, pruning items and gloves. Community Service Hours are available. For more information, call (813) 892-7235. The following Ruskin Elementary School students were honored in January for the character trait of cooperation: Giovanni Moran Cruz, Daniellah Rodriguez, Jenny Moran Cruz, Vicky Galindo, Kaylynn Garcia, Kevin Monterrosas Coeto, Jaslene Bence, Kathy Macias, Kevin Ambriz, Jada Smith, Emily Dirzio, Valentina Salazar, Ozuneya Bryant, Lizbeth Islas, Yanell DeLaRosa, Nathaniel Pena, Tyler Padilla, Ricardo Rodriguez Lucas, Juan Gomez, Inayah Martinez, Arely Navarrete, Yaritza Molina-Torres, BrookeLynn Mendiola, Damien Uribes, Daniel Nickerson, Brooke Duerr, Lille Tran, Suany Hernandez Enrique, Jasmine Torres, Kimora Williams, Emmanuel Vazquez, Daniel Meza, Sean McAllister, Javian Baez, Giselle Meneses, Nephtalie Sainitdor, Eduardo Lopez, Manuel Molina, Jose Ibarra, Xenia Jiang, Jennifer Cerecero, Itzel Montoya, Christopher Vazquez, Alfredo Silva, Makenna Miley, Gloria Flores Cortes, Kyle Parenteau, Clayton Nieves, Elsa Perez, Nathaly Martinez, Damaris Monrial, Alana Fisher, Brizeyda Rodriguez and DNilson Cerecero. Students not present for the photo were: Bryan Norona, Bruce Islas, Shane Sausal, Soleil Mondello, Jo Lynn Hunter, Abel Barrera and Tamya Simms. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Kiwanis of Sun City Center. Kiwanis members were Donna and Tom Braden and Charlene Wirick.

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If the damage is irreparable, youll want to ask about the new cochlea implants that can help restore your ability to hear again. There is also new scientic and medical research with stem cell transplants that can regrow damaged inner ear hair follicles (known as cilia) that send electronic signals to your brain allowing you to translate sounds into language. Researchers at Stanford University say that they are 5-10 years away from a breakthrough that could possibly correct human deafness. To evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a combination of electronic equipment and headphones. Hearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. 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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 15 Beth Israel holdsOPEN HOUSEfor Prospective MembersBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a bagel brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you.Membership CommitteeSunday, February 24 11 a.m. 1 p.m.RSVP to: Sandy 634-8863 Shelly 634-8092by February 18 Do you suffer from unexplained pain, insomnia, fatigue, arthritis, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, bromyalgia, headache, incontinence, migraines, low back pain, sciatica, IBS, shoulder pain, vertigo?For information on how you can get relief, call today!MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTEDSun City Center Integrative Medicine(813) 331-3940 END CHRONIC PAIN ACUPUNCTURE ClubCars Choice Battery Since 2009! + Including installation and a FREE Service Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors this tax season? My income dropped way down when I retired last year, so Im wondering if I need to even file a tax return this year Recently Retired Dear Recently, Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year depends on your gross income, as well as your filing status and age. Your gross income includes all the income you receive that is not exempt from tax, not including Social Security benefits, unless you are married and filing separately. To get a detailed breakdown on federal filing requirements, along with information on taxable and nontaxable income, call the IRS at (800) 829-3676 and ask them to mail you a free copy of the Tax Guide for Seniors (publication 554), or see irs. gov/pub/irs-pdf/p554.pdf. In the meantime, heres a rundown of the IRS filing requirements for this tax season. If your gross income from 2013 was lower than the amount listed in your filing status, you probably wont have to file. But if its over, you will. Single: $10,000 ($11,500 if youre 65 or older by Jan. 1, 2014). Married filing jointly: $20,000 ($21,200 if you or your spouse is 65 or older; or $22,400 if youre both over 65). Married filing separately: $3,900 at any age. Head of household: $12,850 ($14,350 if age 65 or older). Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child: $16,100 ($17,300 if age 65 or older). Special requirements Be aware that there are some special financial situations that require you to file a tax return, even if your gross income falls below the IRS filing requirement. For example, if you had net earnings from self-employment in 2013 of $400 or more, or if you owe any special taxes to the IRS such as alternative minimum tax or IRA tax penalties, youll probably need to file. To figure this out, the IRS offers a resource on their website called Do I Need to File a Tax Return? that asks a series of questions that will help you determine if youre required to file, or if you should file because youre due a refund. You can access this page at www.irs. gov/uac/Do-I-Need-to-File-a-TaxReturn%3F, or you can get assistance over the phone by calling the IRS helpline at (800) 829-1040. You can also get face-to-face help at a Taxpayer Assistance Center. See irs. gov/localcontacts or call (800) 8291040 to locate a center near you. Check your state Even if youre not required to file a federal tax return this year, it doesnt necessarily mean youre also excused from filing state income taxes. Check with your state tax agency before concluding that youre entirely in the clear. For links to state and local tax agencies see taxadmin.org click on State Agencies/Links on the menu bar. Tax-prep assistance If you find that you do need to file a tax return this year, you can get help through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (or TCE) program. Sponsored by the IRS, TEC provides free tax preparation and counseling to middle and low-income taxpayers, age 60 and older. Call (800) 9069887 to locate a service near you. Also check with AARP, a participant in the TCE program that provides free tax preparation at more than 5,000 sites nationwide. To locate an AARP Tax-Aide site call (888) 227-7669 or visit aarp.org/ findtaxhelp. You dont have to be an AARP member to use this service. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior. 2014 Tax Season Filing Requirements for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Custom Dodge coupe is cruiser of the monthA spectacularly customized 1948 Dodge coupe owned by Maurice and Sandy Wells of Ellenton has been voted February cruiser of the month for the Roamin Oldies car club. Maurice spent four years building the low-riding coupe on an S-10 frame, with a Buick-style fender treatment, grille and headlights, and with 1959 Cadillac taillights. The body was chopped, channeled and revised from a pot-type to a hardtop. The hood and trunk open electrically by remote control. Power is provided by a 5.7-liter Dodge Hemi coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The coupe is so heavily modified, Maurice says, that only six of its original parts remain intact. The Roamin Oldies host a cruisein from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a rain date the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants, who vote to select the cruiser of the month. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars often take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Sun City Center Funeral Home. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.

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Your trophy will be made from the photo by your taxidermist. There are still some around. Cobia is another game fish that is enjoying our waters. It is strong and will give you a good workout before being boated. It is very good to eat. In the winter months it stays in the warm water flow of the TECO plant near Apollo Beach. We have dolphin and sailfish in our area, too. I have had both follow alongside the boat when out in deeper water. Some anglers only fish for shark. This is another fish that to land you should have a buddy along to help. I have eaten blacktip shark that was battered and deep fried and served with cheese grits. At a local bait shop last week, I overheard a fisherman say We caught some convicts today. Boy were they tricky. Sounded like a law enforcement officer talking, but it was one of two anglers who had been catching sheepshead. Many call them convict fish because their entire body is covered with black and white stripes. The tricky part is trying to hook this fish. They have a solid bone mouth and rows of teeth like a sheep. It is very difficult to set your hook. From experience, and being taught by the best, I have discovered that when you By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Use live bait; wait with bated breathfeel a nudge, count to three and then jerk the line to set your hook. Many anglers jerk at the nudge and spend all day feeding them all of their bait. This fish is bony, but a lean white meated fish, and very good table fare. Must measure l2 inches minimum and you may take l5 per person, per day. The South Shore area is close to many beautiful parks: The Little Manatee River State Park located off of US 301 in Wimauma is one of them. It is five miles south of Sun City Center off Lightfoot Road in Sundance. It is 2,416 acres of fun. Canoe rentals are available and you can even bring your horse for trail riding. Its also a great place to fish. The Alafia River State Park is in Lithia and has 6,000 acres to play, fish, ride your horse and camp. Simmons Park is in our back yard in Ruskin. Here you can fish, swim and camp. All these parks are close, so take time to enjoy them. Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa has been a favorite for years for families. It is 3,413 acres. It opened to the public in 1938 and is one of the oldest. Its just l2 miles north of Tampa. The upper areas of the rivers were teeming with bass hovering in deep holes to escape the cold. Fresh water catfish are abundant in our rivers, too. They also are great table fare. Be thankful for the pure clear water, the seabreeze you are breathing, and the beauty of Gods creation.Retirement investing for women is topicPat Kaye, financial advisor with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, will speak about retirement investing for women at the February dinner meeting of the Southshore Charter Chapter of American Business Womens Association. The meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Networking and sign-in start at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program at 6 p.m. The menu will offer six options for dinner, including entree, dessert and beverage. The cost is $16, cash or check only. This dinner meeting is open to anyone interested in attending; nonmembers are welcome. To RSVP, send an email to diana@brandonfamilylaw.com. Art show to benefit SouthShore Arts CouncilA show of work by artist Grace McKee on Saturday, March 15, is a fund-raiser for the SouthShore Arts Council. A $5 donation to the council gains you admission to the exhibit of graphite, carbon and charcoal pencil sketches entitled Portrait Sketches from Selfies. The show will be at the MiraBay Clubhouse, 205 Point Harbor Lane, Apollo Beach.

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18 FEBRUARY 20, 2014Riverview teacher honored by Gov. Scott for her life of service and contributionBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netWhen she received the phone call, Regenia Smith, a former US Marine and a teacher at Collins Elementary School in Riverview, thought someone was playing a joke on her. Regenia Smith has served for her entire life. She served her nation, retiring after 21 years of active duty service with the US Marine Corps, and today she continues to serve both her community and nation in helping to shape tomorrows leaders as a teacher. Ive always wanted to teach, Smith said. Once I knew I was going to retire, I knew this is what I was going to do. This is not about a job, its not about the money, it is about making a difference. There are always days, but overall it is fun. Especially those days when you can see it in the eyes of the children. Making a difference, whether it is little or not, is the feeling. Although to Smith, educating and helping the children is all the reward and recognition she needs, Gov. Rick Scott recently recognized her as well. It was a recognition well-deserved. The governors office said in a press release: During a recent meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Gov. Rick Scott recognized seven educators who formerly served in various branches of the military with MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOCollins Elementary School fourth-grade teacher and one of seven recipients statewide of Gov. Rick Scotts Shine Award, Regenia Smith is surrounded by her students, cheering for her well-deserved recognition. the Governors Shine Award for their service to our country and their contributions to Floridas students. Scott said, Recognizing the men and women who have not only served our country, but are now also teaching Florida students, is a tremendous honor. Floridas education system continues to succeed because of the dedication of educators like these. I want to thank these teachers for their dedicated service both to our country and our classrooms. The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively impacted children through education. Regenia Smith, US Marine Corps, Hillsborough County, Collins Elementary School Smith retired from the United States Marine Corps after 21 years of active duty service. After retirement she fulfilled her longtime dream of becoming an educator and received a Master of Education Leadership degree from Strayer University. Her teaching career began three years ago after being a substitute teacher for four years. She currently teaches fourth grade at Collins Elementary in Riverview. The philosophy for her students is student success through academic achievement. Congratulations, Ms. Smith, and thank you for your service in all the forms you have so selflessly chosen.CorrectionBecause of a reporting error in last weeks article about the Lennard High School Robotics Club, the Rotary Club that provided the annual contact Peggy Gleason, president, 986 Villeroy Greens Drive, Sun City 813-634-14554002 Sun City Center Blvd., Unit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (One block west of the Hospital)www.theskincancercenters.comSouth Hillsborough Countys Only Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon Michael G. Caruso, M.D. Howard A. Oriba, M.D. Leslee Baute, P.A.-C. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSLongest Practicing Dermatology Ofce in Sun City CenterEstablished in 1982 | State-of-the-Art Mohs Surgical Laboratory | General Dermatology | Skin Cancer Identication, Diagnosis, Treatment and Removal | Rash Treatment | Mole Removal | Cosmetics | Free Skin Cancer ScreeningFor Your Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Needs: Available Monday Through Friday Open to KP and SCC Residents EXPLORE 4 ROOMS! Borini Theatre E/W Room Banquet Room Craft Room 10 a.m. 2 p.m. KPCH Front Lawn Shop household items athletic gear, clothing, antiques, jewelry, books and more! Bring your lawn chair, and have a great time at this annual fun-lled event! FREE TO ATTEND!Open to SCC Residents Entertainment: Full Circle 12-2 p.m. Food available for purchase Love My Pooch Dog Show Tampa Bay Markets Fresh & Local fruits, vegetables Homemade Items Eco Friendly Items Handmade Items Outside exhibitors including community groups and local businesses

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 19 illsborough earing Aid Center Better Hearing...Better Life! H Ring Power initiates healthier lifestyles for employees f four largest Florida locations covering nutrition, weight loss, gym reimbursements and preventive health. Some of our employees have medical conditions they never knew they had, like heart conditions or diabetes. We have already found some employees today who are pre-diabetic and did not know it, said Minzenberg, an assistant vice president at Ring Power. The company is a Florida-based Caterpillar dealership covering the states north and central regions, and has 400 employees in Riverview. Minzenberg said that, while many employees expressed an interest in health, nutrition and fitness, many didnt know how to deal with that, so we felt it was up to us to assist them, and this is the way to do it in a way that doesnt cost them anything. With an average employee tenure between 15 and 20 years, Ring Power knows health care is an issue that is foremost in many of their employees minds. Its a very tight-knit group of long-term employees, Minzenberg said. The event included screening for diabetes, blood glucose, cholesterol and obesity. Health coaches were on hand to offer advice. Now in its fourth year, the health fair found employees who didnt realize they were obese according to body mass index guidelines. As a result, Ring Power partnered with local gyms and the YMCA to encourage exercise. They also brought in nutrition specialists to promote healthy eating. The company also has contracts with local farmers markets to bring fresh fruits and KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSMore than 100 employees turned out for the Ring Power health fair in Riverview. Jaime Sanders of the Bailey Group, right, and Rachel Lando, were among the vendors at the health fair. Kari and Shelly Minzenberg, left, joined Jody Hough at the health fair.vegetables to each location. The Healthy Builders program covers gym reimbursements, paying 50 percent of any Weight Watchers fees, and a biggest losers weight contest with prize money. The biggest loser contest had been very well received by employees, said Vicki Wood, a human resources liaison and wellness coordinator who handles the contest at Ring Powers Riverview office. We had a great turnout already for the contest, which kicks off Monday. Theres been a lot of positive feedback. Everyone wants to lose weight and be healthy. People really like it and want more of it. The health fair gives employees better tools to deal with health issues. A lot of people dont go to the doctor or go for their annual checkup, but they come here and they get a shock and then they go to the doctor and get checked out, Minzenberg said. Any time you have a wellness program in a company, it pays off for the company because you have healthy employees, which leads to happy employees, which leads to productive employees. Its a win-win for everyone. The feedback had been great, said Jaime Sanders of the Bailey Group, one of several vendors with tables at the event. The benefits broker company helps Ring Power employees with their health insurance and retirement planning. This is a physical job, so its a great benefit to be able to come here and get checked out for free, said William Berry, an 18-year Ring Power service technician. It helps you see that you can get yourself back on track with your health. Even my kids come with me now. The fairs help you find out where you are going, and with the health experts you get to know what you need to proceed, said Jean Wynne, a rental supervisor with 16 years at Ring Power. Theres no pressure, either, she said. They are not there to condemn you by saying things like you are too big. They understand and talk to you like a real person and dont make you feel bad. Theres no judgment there. COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W.RUSKIN645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTING

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(813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) Thu 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 21: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 24: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 25: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 26: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 27: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 28: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm FEBRUARY 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes See the entire calendar online: JSAMedicalGroup.comMARCH 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! Food Bank Coordinators are asked to pick up their goods from the Have a Heart Caring Castle 787 Cortaro Drive 9 am to NOON Master Certified Technicians Lic# MVS51635 AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair Center We participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 Owners: Lee & Julie Davis $2795OIL CHANGE*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars LUBE, OIL & FILTER WE CARRY Michelin, BF Goodrich & Uniroyal TiresStop in and get a tire quoteHandling Issues Bottoming Out Brake Fade Excessive Play Hard Steering Low Brake Pedal Paul Utter receives Champion of Service Award Paul Utter, a recent recipient of the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, sits with Ellie, his Southeastern Guide Dog companion since 2011.During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida chief executive officer Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Paul Utter, a Southeastern Guide Dogs graduate and volunteer. According to the governors office, It is an honor to present the Champion of Service Award to Paul for his volunteer efforts with Southeastern Guide Dogs. He demonstrates the variety of ways that Floridians improve and inspire the lives of many in their communities. Utter is a US Air Force veteran and volunteer for Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., which has provided guide dogs to people with visual impairments for over 30 years. Paul was matched with a veterans service dog named Ellie in April 2011 through Southeastern Guide Dogs Paws for Patriots program. The Paws for Patriots program pairs visually impaired veterans with guide dogs and also trains and places exceptional veterans service dogs into a partnership benefiting veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress. Since his partnership with Ellie began, Paul has worked tirelessly to increase his comfort around large groups of people so he can share information about Southeastern Guide Dogs mission. He has volunteered with veterans service dog trainers, provided support and encouragement to veterans who are newly matched with guide dogs, and has even thrown the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game to raise awareness about Southeastern Guide Dogs. The Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award honors individuals and groups for outstanding volunteer efforts. For more information about the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Awards, visit www. VolunteerFlorida.org.Observer News travel writer wins goldThe North American Travel Journalists Association has announced that Warren Resen, travel writer for The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current, has won gold in the 2013 Annual NATJA Awards Competition. His winning category was Travel Series Newspaper, and his winning entry was his series entitled See The USA. This awards competition, now in its 22nd year, honors the best of the best in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide. Warren has been writing for The Observer News family of newspapers for four years. This is the first time he has submitted an entry to the NATJA competition. His work is in good company, with other winners coming from national publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso, Delta Sky, and USA TODAYs Travel. NATJA Awards recognize excellence in travel writing, photojournalism, social media, multimedia platforms, advertising, marketing and public relations for the travel and tourism industry. This year, NATJA received 600 submissions from all over the world. This years entries were an outstanding mix of local and international stories with dynamic and creative elements that provided the visual through words or photography to transport the reader to the destination, said Helen Hernandez, chief executive officer of the organization. The judging has become increasingly difficult every year, given the abundance of talent in the travel journalism community. NATJA is the second-largest travel media association in North America and also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (www.travelworldmagazine.com). 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Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, theyd weigh more than 50 million metric tons as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bombs effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences. [From the Publishers Trailer] This program is part of the Librarys Black History Month celebration. Copies of the book are available at the Library. Movie Matinee: 42 Friday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon film in celebration of African-American History month. This historical sports drama/biopic, directed by Brian Heglund, covers the 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), decides to sign the first black Major League player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. This program is part of the Librarys Black History Month celebration. Adult Writing Workshop Monday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Focus is on novels, short stories, poetry, narrative nonfiction and memoirs. Adult/Teen Watercolor Painting Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Cory Wright and brush up on your painting skills. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Internet: Safety and Security Tuesday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20Introduction to African-American Genealogy Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m.An introduction to the Librarys print and online resources available to learn about your African-American ancestors. Discover research hints and strategies, and learn how to organize your data. This program is part of the Librarys Black History Month celebration. eMail for iPod Wednesday, Feb. 26, 12:30 p.m. Learn to set up and use the iPad email app. Limit 20.Family Center of Deafness Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Bring a project to work on. Beginners and questions are welcome. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Limited to 32 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk, or call (813) 273-3652. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Take a trip back to the lives of the early Florida pioneersThe United Daughters of the Confederacy, Judah P. Benjamin Chapter, and the Florida Park Service will host the 54th Annual Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park in Ellenton. Once again you can travel back to the Old South during the day through the many lifestyle demonstrations of that time period, including women dressed in period costume. The Gamble Mansion and Patten House will be open to the public with free tours of each building. Additionally, the 4th Florida Volunteer Infantry will be dressed in military uniforms re-enacting a Confederate encampment. Music, crafts and more await attendees. Admission and parking will be free. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is on US 301 in Ellenton, one mile west of I-75 off exit #224. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. Should you need assistance to enable your full participation, contact Gamble Plantation. For further information, call Gamble Plantation Historic State Park at (941) 723-4536.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 25 Free pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day March 4Go to IHOP restaurants on National Pancake Day, March 4, to enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and help raise money for charity. IHOP restaurants will again serve up free short stacks of its buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, March 4, and after eight years of success, and over $13 million dollars raised in the United States, the family-friendly restaurant chain will expand the program into Canada, Puerto Rico and offer a similar fund-raising effort in Mexico for the first time. IHOP hopes to raise more than $3 million for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities this year. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants in the United States, including, for the first time, Canada and Puerto Rico, will be participating in 15 hours of pancake delight on National Pancake Day, when millions of free pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In exchange for the free short stacks, customers are encouraged to leave a voluntary donation in support of Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities. In Mexico, IHOP restaurants will offer a stack of two buttermilk pancakes for the radically reduced price of 29 pesos, with that money being donated to Asociacin Mexicana de Ayuda a Nios con Cncer, which provides accommodations and resources to children undergoing treatment for cancer and their families. Going on now, through National Pancake Day on March 4, participating IHOP locations will also sell Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each to benefit the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital. All proceeds will help provide life-saving care, equipment and programs at 145 Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. The Miracle Balloons, another way for customers to get involved in helping IHOP restaurants meet their fund-raising goal, will be displayed throughout the restaurants. Customers who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off coupon that can be used during their next dining visit. For more information on National Pancake Day or to learn more about Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and make a donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.Three signs its time to call 9-1-1Each year, about 600,000 Americans die from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack each year, about 525,000 are first-timers, says the CDC, and those individuals may not know whats happening. Sadly, many people do not get to the hospital on time, says paramedic Dale Hemstalk. If someone is having a heart attack, for example, they should get to the hospital without delay upon the initial onset of symptoms, says Hemstalk, who is also a software developer with Fort Holdings Inc., a provider of health care software that works closely with paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters to speed delivery of medical services. We live in an age in which we should be taking greater advantage of our technology for health purposes but you have to call for help first! Hemstalk says. He shares warning signs that its time dial 9-1-1: : Men and women frequently report different symptoms. Men tend to have the classic signs, such as pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that goes away and comes back; pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms; chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. For women, symptoms tend to be back or jaw pain; difficulty breathing; nausea or dizziness; unexplainable anxiety or fatigue; mild flu-like symptoms; palpitations, cold sweats or dizziness. Triggers tend to be different between the sexes, too. In women, its often stress; in men, its physical exertion. There are clear, telltale characteristics of a stroke, including sagging on one side of the face, an arm thats drifting down and garbled speech. But there are also more subtle signs from the onset, such as sudden numbness of one side of the body, including an arm, leg and part of the face; sudden confusion, trouble speaking and understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden loss of balance; sudden headache for no apparent reason. Risk factors include diabetes, tobacco use, hypertension, heart disease, a previous stroke, irregular heartbeat, obesity, high cholesterol and heavy alcohol use. This is not the same as a heart attack, which occurs when a vessel supplying the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrients becomes completely blocked. Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart cant pump properly, which may be due to fluid in the lungs. Warning signs include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen ankles, chest congestion and an overall limitation on activities. Just one of these symptoms may not be cause for alarm; but more than one certainly is. Risk factors include various heart problems, serious viral infections, drug or alcohol abuse, severe lung disease and chemotherapy. At no point should anyone be discouraged from calling 911; the bottom line is, if you feel its an emergency and you need to call 911, call 911! Hemstalk says. There are many reasons to seek assistance from emergency responders, and they are not limited to those that Ive mentioned. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged For adults.An introduction to free open source software alternatives to commonly used programs. Discover free alternatives to Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, even a completely free alternative to Windows O/S Ubuntu. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. For adults. Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will demonstrate how to use the device and popular functions. General Settings, Security, iCloud, Software, and Apps. How to open an Apple account, Internet access, and more. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. For adults. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. For adults. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming Events. ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. . ............Chili Cook-Off 3-5 p.m. Music by .................................................... Nickles and Dimes . ........................................$1 draft beer all day and evening.. .............................6 p.m. Bingo. . .............................$1 draft beer all day and evening. . ........................Come on down and socialize. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. County commissioner Sandy Murman earns top leadership awardJunior Achievement of Tampa Bay recently announced that Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra L. Murman has been chosen from more than 187,000 US volunteers to earn the organizations premier award for volunteerism, the Bronze Leadership Award. The purpose of the Bronze Leadership Award is to recognize JA volunteers who have performed outstanding service to Junior Achievement. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills with students, volunteers help students make the connection between what they learn in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life. Sandy Murman is a wonderful example of how one person can make such a huge difference in the lives of young people in our community, said Richard George, president of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay. The local business community has been extremely supportive of Junior Achievements goal of inspiring local students to succeed in the global economy, said George. And Commissioner Sandy Murman is a remarkable example of that spirit of generosity. In a very real way, she helps Hillsborough JA students develop financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workreadiness skills, contribute to the community and participate in the revitalization of the economy. Junior Achievements Bronze Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence. The award is presented in recognition of participation and leadership in supporting and expanding JAs student impact, increasing resources and/ or operational excellence and sustainability.Sandy MurmanThe Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations Division of Hotels and Restaurants is cutting 54 percent off the fee for obtaining an annual temporary event license for public food service establishments. The fee reduction is expected to attract more operators previously unable to afford the higher licensing cost, as well as reduce the workload required of the department, creating operational efficiencies. This fee reduction means businesses participating in temporary events such as food festivals and fairs, which are taking the state by storm, can now have an affordable avenue to participate in an infinite amount of events each year, said Ken Lawson, secretary of DBPR. Beginning in February, the food service annual temporary event license fee will cost $456, which is a reduction from the previous fee of $1,000. The Division of Hotels and Restaurants licenses and inspects public food service establishments at temporary events, such as fairs, carnivals, flea and farmers markets and other short-term events. Under current law, the DBPR is required to perform an inspection each time a temporary permit is obtained by a licensee. By making the annual temporary license more affordable, DBPR would be reducing burdensome license fees that do not make good business sense, increasing internal efficiencies and streamlining operations. Annual vendor licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase and allow the licensee to operate at an unlimited number of temporary events throughout the year. A separate license is required for each food service booth or facility. In addition to the annual vendor license, temporary event licenses can be issued for events lasting one to three days as well as four to 30 days.Mix the DBPR with the DHR, and what do you get? Alphabet soup? No, a 54 percent cut in license feesBe sure to search our classified section starting on page 32 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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26 FEBRUARY 20, 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of WorshipArea Obituaries Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Do not be too moral. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH United Church of Christ1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329A Caring Church United in Gods Love Serving Our CommunityRev. Dr. Timothy Shirley Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org 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 James R. CarneyJames R. Carney, 87, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away February 14, 2014. He served in the United States Navy and retired as a charter boat captain. He was a member of the VFW, the Moose and the Elks lodges in both Maryland and Florida. He was preceded in death by his four brothers: Chester, Robert, William and Gene Carney. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Judith; daughters Sandra (Jorge) Alves, Andrea (Bill) Schoonover, Cheryl Wilkinson and Lori (John) Suomela; 11 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Memorial service with Military Honors will be at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2104 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. Travis CaudillTravis Caudill, 81, of Ruskin died Monday, February 10. He was born to the late Stephen and Corsia Caudill on July 10, 1932, in Clay County, Ky. He married Etna Eileen on August 6, 1955, and they lived together in Bethel, Ohio, where they had three children, Joan, Darrell and Jeffery, before relocating to Ruskin in 1976. Travis was a spot welder for General Motors and retired after several years of service. He attended Ruskin First Assembly of God and Destiny Church since 1976. He loved to travel with his wife Eileen and they enjoyed many road trips together. Travis is survived by wife Eileen; son Jeffrey; daughtersin-law Jill and Lorraine; grandchildren Donna, Shanna, David and Travis; as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family that loved him dearly. Travis enjoyed fishing, music, singing, spending time with family and traveling. Travis will be remembered as a loving, caring, funny, patient, strong, praying man of God. A great legacy for all of us to live up to. He is walking the Streets of Glory with his son and daughter. Forever in our hearts until we meet again in Heaven. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home. Claude V. GardnerClaude V. Gardner passed away on February 13, 2014. Claude was born in 1910 in Iola, Kan. He grew up in Arkansas City, Kan., where he met and married Edie in 1932. They had four children: Donald, Lynn, Jill, and Claudia. They lived many years in St. Louis, where Claude calculated rates for a trucking company. In his free time, Claude singlehandedly built a family swimming pool, repaired old clocks, refinished antique furniture and restored a 1948 Pontiac convertible. He entered this automobile in a number of car shows and won first place many times. After retirement, Claude and Edie lived in California for a number of years, before moving to Sun City Center in 2006. He had good friends at the Sun City Center walking pool, where he walked for an hour every day. He was a dear husband, father, and friend. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Dorothea Morgan OaksDorothea Morgan Oaks, age 103, of Chapel Hill, N.C., passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014, at her residence. A native of Lebanon, Ind., Mrs. Oaks was the daughter of the late Vern Morgan and Beatrice Powell Morgan. She worked in retail and was a member of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Oakes, daughter Patricia N. Abney, who passed away in 2008, and sister Thelma Harris, who passed away in 2007. She is survived by granddaughters Malia (Jimmy) Reed of Chapel Hill and Lisa Michon of Nashville, Tenn.; grandson Kevin (Cathy) Wilson of Sparta, N.C.; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. The family will hold private services at a later date. Condolences of sympathy may be sent to www.billsmcgaugh.com. Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory of Lewisburg, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.Clarke K. OlsonClarke K. Olson, of Sun City Center, Florida (formerly of Lake Linden, Mich.), passed away Monday, February 4, 2014 ,after a short illness. He was born in Owattona, Minn. on April 27, 1917, the son of Lynn Stevens Olson, a banker in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and Lillian King Olson. He is predeceased by brother Cort Olson and sister Lynor Olson Currier. Clarke attended public schools in Owattona and Duluth, Minn., and attended and graduated from Michigan Tech University, where he helped put himself through school playing saxophone and singing baritone for Warnie Ruhls big band at dances in Houghton, Mich. He continued his music, entertaining family and friends his entire life. He later attended Ann Arbor School of Law before joining the Army just before Pearl Harbor. He left the army as a major, staying in the reserves a few more years. While in the service, he married Celia Pearce of Lake Linden, Mich. (deceased in 2001) and lived in several locations, including Arlington, Va., and Bend, Ore., before returning to Houghton County, Mich., where he headed the Superior Bottled Gas Co., serving the Upper Peninsula and parts of Wisconsin. He later earned his masters degree and taught mining math at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Mich. Clarke and Celia raised five children in Lake Linden and Bootjack, Mich.: Lynn Gareau, deceased in 2013; Jim, deceased in 2012; Chester Pearce, currently of Silver Springs, Fla.; Kathryn Umbarger (John) of Burbank, Wash.; Betsy West of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Deborah Frontiera (Jasper) of Houston, Texas. Over the years, Clarke, his family and Celia traveled by sailboat, and later motor trawler, exploring most of Lake Superiors islands and lakeshore. At one point he took his trawler up the St. Lawrence River, down through New York State canals, down the East Coast to Ruskin, Fla., where they spent winters, returning four years later by the same route. He and Celia also traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, spending winters in Sun City Center, where Clarke finally settled for the last 13 years. Besides his children and niece Cortney Webb (Gary), he is survived by 12 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium at Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, on March 3, 2014. For more details, call (727) 600-7751. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to do so may make donations in Clarkes name at Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KA 66675; www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. William (Bill) Richmond Sr.William (Bill) J. Richmond Sr., 79, who was born in Latham, N.Y., and resided in Riverview, Fla., passed away on Feb. 14, 2014, after a courageous fight against cancer. He was Catholic by faith and a career Navy Corpsman whose service spanned through Korea and Vietnam. He retired again from the VA Hospital, Albany, N.Y., where he served as a Physicians Assistant, caring for fellow servicemen. He was a mentor of youth in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, serving as NE Regional Commander at the rank of Lt. Commander. He is preceded in death by parents Alfred E. and Ada, brothers John and Alfred G., and beloved first wife Marie Lucille. He is survived by loving wife Joyce; sister Adelaide; sons Marc, Michael, James, Edward and William Jr.; daughter Michele; stepchildren Patrick, Cheryl, Mark and Paul; 21 grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. He was appreciated by many and loved by all for leaving this world a better place. He will be missed by a mass of friends associated with Summerfield Crossings and all those he met through lifes journey as he never met a stranger. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at Summerfield Crossing Golf Club on Thursday, Feb. 20, with the final resting ceremony to be held in St. Joseph, Minn., at a date to be determined. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warriors. Correction Because of an editing error, the obituary for Virginia Gummere that ran last week included an incorrect location. She was in Wilkesboro, N.C., at the time of her death. We regret the error.Obituariescontinued on page 28X

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 27 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................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 Bishop Lynch presents Saint Jude AwardCissy Barr was recently awarded the Diocese of St. Petersburgs Saint Jude the Apostle Medal in recognition of distinguished and outstanding service at St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. Pictured after the award ceremony are, from left: the Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F., Pastor of St. Anne Church; John Barr; the Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg; and Cissy. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave. N.E., Ruskin. Its website is www.SaintAnneRuskin.org. The Healing Power of the Bible is topic at Feb. 23 programElise Moore, international Christian Science speaker from Nashville, will present a one-hour talk on The Healing Power of the Bible at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Atriums Florida Room in Sun City Center. My own spiritual journey began with a love of the Bible, says Moore. Ive experienced physical healings from Bible study. Well talk about theological concepts of baptism, being reborn, and salvation, and explore how this relates to physical cures. Her talk will include the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible and scriptural insights from theologian Mary Baker Eddy from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The talks sponsor, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Ruskin-Sun City Center, says handouts will include examples of Bible verses and prayers that have proven to heal consistently, as well as several articles on effective prayer and healing. Moore has been in the Christian healing ministry for more than 25 years. She has been a chaplain for a homeless shelter, organized after-school programs for disadvantaged youth, organized adult literacy programs and participated in interfaith organizations. She has given talks in a variety of venues in 13 countries and more than 300 cities. She teaches classes in Christian Science healing and is known for giving step-by-step practical tips that anyone can practice in his or her own life. For more information, call (813) 938-1065. There is no charge for the talk, and no collection will be taken. Elise MooreSHMA Community Sing is Feb. 24The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association will facilitate its monthly Community Sing at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Maranatha Church of God, 55 Sixth Ave. S.E., Ruskin The hosting church is Grace and Truth Fellowship International. The Prelude to the Sing will start at 6:30 p.m.; refreshments will be served afterward. SHMA is an interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County. For more information, call (813) 633-5404.Chorus concert this Sunday at Prince of PeaceAt 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host three accomplished graduating seniors and two faculty members from the Department of Music at Ave Maria University for a recital of art songs, opera selections and solo piano repertoire in the churchs Conesa Center. Musical selections will include pieces by Schumann, Bellini, Mozart and many others. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. A free-will offering will be accepted. 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. The Taylors are comingThe Taylors, a brother-sister quartet from the heart of North Carolina, are coming to Simmons Loop Baptist Church, Sunday, Feb. 23, at the 10:45 a.m. service. Siblings Jonathan, Suzanne, Christopher and Leslie are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through gospel music. The church is located at 6610 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview. For more information, call (813) 6779310 or visit www.simmonsloop.org.Friendship Baptist Church airs second movie of its seasonFriendship Baptist Church will air the movie Brother White at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. The movie deals with the story of an associate pastor at a rich megachurch in Southern California who is assigned to a small community church in an inner-city Atlanta neighborhood. Everyone is invited to the 5 p.m. showing, with food served during an intermission. Friendship Baptist is at 1511 El Rancho Drive in Sun City Center. South Shore Brass Quintet to perform at United Methodist Church in Sun City CenterThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes the South Shore Brass Quintet for a special concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, in the church sanctuary. This local ensemble will be per forming music in a great range of styles, from rag and jazz to popular and classical. The quintet was organized by Harry Stanton (trombone) and Annette Stanton (French horn) in 2012, and has since played recitals with organ and choir as well as complete recitals. Other performers include Ar mand Olevano and Ken Easton on trumpets, and Dave Brown on tuba. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. The United Methodist Church is at 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, director of Worship Arts, at (813) 634-2539. South Shore Brass Quintet

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28 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Mr. Frank StromManaging Director, Hillsborough County Office of Veteran AffairsWill present a seminar on:Veteran Affairs Aid and Attendance Benefits Tuesday, Feb. 25NoonLearn more about the Aid and Attendance Benefit Program. Could YOU be eligible for a government program that could supplement your income if you need more assistance?A free lunch will be servedR.S.V.P. required. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot TODAY! Call (813) 633-3333 The Healing Power of the BibleA talk by Elise L. Moore, Nashville, TNInternational Christian speaker, Chaplain for the homeless, Christian Science healer. Sunday, February 23, at 3 p.m. Florida Room, The Atrium 945D North Course Lane Sun City Center No charge, no collection will be taken The Very Best6416 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Apollo Beach(Publix Shopping Center)(813) 645-5909www.verybestbarbers.com HOURS OF OPERATION:Mon. Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm 36$2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You Obituariescontinued from page 26X Signy Landmark RudolphySigny Landmark Rudolphy, 84, of Sun City Center, passed away February 8, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, who died in October 2011. Signy is survived by daughters Cynthia Wood, Pamela German, Jennifer Bieksha and Margaret Brusletto; six grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. A private memorial will be held at a later date in Hilton Head, SC. The family wishes to extend its appreciation to the LifePath Hospice Gold Team, and to the many kind staff members of ManorCare of Carrollwood, for their caring support during their mothers illness. Gary Lee TharpGary Lee Tharp, 59, of Cottondale, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on January 31, 2014, at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Gary was born on November 17, 1954, in Tampa, Fla., to Perry Lee and Sara Frances Tharp. He had lived in Cottondale ever since he moved from Ruskin, Fla., in 1984. Gary was a member of Sapp Holiness Church. He loved gospel music and going to church. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Linda Hailes. He is survived by sister Diane Fleming of Ruskin; brother-in-law Malcolm Hailes of Chipley, Fla.; nieces and nephews Vicki Silva of Ruskin, In Memory of Jana Lynette The family of Jana Lynette Hatfield Cruz wishes to thank members of the extended family and many friends who helped and gave support during our loss. Special appreciation is extended to Tom Beck, the spiritual counselor who performed the service, to those who brought food and sent flowers, to those who helped to direct the services, and to those who read the poems on behalf of the children. A special thanks goes out to Mike and Erica Schaub for opening their beautiful home up to all family and friends following the services. There are three things that last and the greatest of these is LOVE Life isnt about waiting for the storm to pass, Its about learning to dance in the rain. Bill Stroud of Glenrock, Pa., Dwayne Phillips (Susan) of Dade City, Fla., and Chrissy Ward (James) of Chipley; several great-nieces and -nephews; and extended family. Funeral services were held on February 4 at Sapp Holiness Church. Burial followed in Rock Hill Cemetery in Chipley.What you dont know about religion (but should) is topicDr. Ryan Cragun of the University of Tampa specializes in the sociological study of religion. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, he will speak to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center on What You Dont Know About Religion (But Should). The UU Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on E. Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome. UCC couples celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2014Thirty six couples who are members of United Community Church in Sun City Center will celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2014. Two couples, Gerald and Judy Bell and Dr. Lou and Barbara Leone, celebrate 50 years; five celebrate 60; one 61; eight 62; five 63; one 64; two 65; four 66; one 67; four 68; and two couples, Robert and Dusty Held and Bob and Elaine Rich, celebrate 70 years of marriage in 2014.

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Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perform inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 3/27/14MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBN 131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 3/6/14 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons i Air Force Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon K. Ragoodial has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Ragoodial is the son of Shamesh Ragoodial of Gibsonton and Sharon Ramoutar of Sarasota. He is a 2012 graduate of Community Christian School in Bradenton. Air Force Air Force Airman 1st Class Kayla I. Lassalle has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associates degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Lassalle is the daughter of Carlos Lassalle of Riverview and Cynthia Burns of Brandon. She is a 2011 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. Air Force Air Force Reserve Airman Victor A. Bartolomei graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associates degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Bartolomei is the son of Mildred and Ismel Garcia of Ruskin. He is a 2013 graduate of Lennard High School. Air Force Air Force Airman Jahyla A. Veira graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associates degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Veira is the daughter of Royena Lynch of Riverview and niece of Saida Lynch of Ruskin. She is a 2011 graduate of Celebration High School.RagoodialArmy Army Pvt. Richard W. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Hall is the son of Christina Hall of Apollo Beach. He is a 2011 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton.

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30 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Bobs Mobile Fix-It CenterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWE FIX I T ALL! NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSUREDSERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENOVATIONS Don 645-8985 South BayElectric Co. of Ruskin Call Don or JohnOver 50 Years Experience ER0012636 Family Owned and Operated 263-6503 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 ACCOUNTINGA 27 YEARS EXPERIENCE Certied Public Accountant 813-641-3603www.AccountantAtApolloBeach.com AFFORDABLE Q U A L I F I E D Q U A L I F I E D ATTORNEYA AC REPAIR/SALES COMPUTER REPAIRC CLEANINGC ELECTRICIANE Need help with your computer, or setting up your electronics?MAC & PCFriendly, Professional, Microsoft Certified, A+$35 per hr.Setting up, Upgrades, Virus Removal, Spyware, Pop-Ups, Security, Email & Printer ProblemsCall Ryan 813-262-2559 BAIL BONDSB (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source FLOORING HANDYMAN* 813-642-6182 HOME IMPROVEMENTH Business & Trade Directory S&K Maintenance Inc.Commercial & Residential Services Low cost interior and exterior repair of all types Aordable painting services No mark up on materials/supplies used, labor only Janitorial and cleaning services of all types Landscaping and garden services Edible organic gardens, landscapes and tropical orchardsFREE ESTIMATE 813-765-2384www.skmaintenance.comHILLSBOROR LIC. #273405 BO SIDDLEWOOD FLOORING Sanding & Renishing Sales Installing Laminate, Vinyl & HardwoodFREE ESTIMATESbosiddle1@gmail.com941-592-0802LLC LANDSCAPING LOCKSMITH PLUMBINGP PAINTINGP SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David Squire The Name You Know. The Service You Trust. CFC#019149 CFC#1428556(813) 641-9174www.shjplumbing.com AY SERVICES CORP.LOCKSMITHOwner: Johnny Cook / Stan-Tech Locked out of your car or home?Well promptly get you in!813 633-5100 *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. FREE!!!Free air handler with the purchase of a new air conditioning system or heat pump.FREE!!!Air purication system with the purchase of a high-efciency system ($1,200 value).SAVE NOW!!!The weather is mild, and when it changes...so will the prices!Call Carol at 813-418-7867 COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W.RUSKIN645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTING (813) 645-3111C.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) 6452273. Angie Here is a lovely and friendly young tabby cat. Angie is the recent proud mom of four babies, who also reside at C.A.R.E. Mother Angie is happy to lounge on the lanai and look over her beautiful babies, but she would really like to live at a forever home of her own. Visit this beautiful girl and her children, and give her that home. Angie is updated on her shots and spayed. As part of her adoption, she will be microchipped. DOB: October 2, 2011. Buddy Buddy is a beautiful, brawny chocolate lab with a joyful disposition. Found as a stray in the Ruskin area, he has warm caramelcolored eyes that will melt your heart. Buddys handsome face has a whisper of gray around his eyebrows and snout, which makes him look like a distinguished gentleman. He is a happy dog who is eager to please and to receive attention. Buddy is current on his vaccinations and, as part of his adoption, he will be neutered and microchipped. DOB: December 2, 2007.C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekPHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG Historic walking tour of PalmettoThe Palmetto Historical Park and the Manatee County Agricultural Museum are hosting walking tours of historic Palmetto on Tuesday, March 25, and Wednesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. Each days tour leaves from the historical park at 515 10th Ave. W, Palmetto. This walk, approximately two hours long, will highlight some of the historic buildings downtown and along the riverfront in Palmetto. It includes a tour of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast, which was a Sears and Roebuck house, built by the town founders son, J.A. Lamb. Wear comfortable shoes. This tour is free, but reservations are required. Call (941) 723-4991 to make reservations.

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ROOFING POOLSP Innovative Solar, Inc.Selling Environmentally Friendly Products Since 1993General Contractor Pool Heating Attic Fans Hot Water Systems Sun City Center 813-922-4324 Lic. #RC29027076 FLORIDA REGISTERED ROOFING CONTRACTORG. 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Transportation from Sun City Center to: Airports, Cruise Port, Doctor, Lab, Shopping, Special Events sjsajb@outlook.com Shirley (813) 390-2131 Art (813) 419-8002Please book Airport or Cruise Port service 1 week in advance. TRANSPORTATIONT COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W.RUSKIN645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! St. John the Divine Church, and they opened their doors for us. So began The Lords Lighthouse Mission. Hungry families begin lining up at the pantry on East College Avenue before 7 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, food distribution day. Each family receives a 10-pound bag of food, including beans, rice and tortillas and anything else that might have been donated that week. There is a great need here in Ruskin, Dora said. If not for donations we would have very little on the shelves. The pantry spends $800 a week on food, buying staples like rice and beans from Sams Club and fresh tortillas from Apollo Meats. Grants from the Community Foundation of Sun City Center ($20,000 last year) and the Interfaith Council ($15,000 in 2012), free food from five area 7-11 stores, and individual donations help keep the wolf from the pantrys door, but the wolf is never far away, said Carlos Rivera, the missions treasurer. Most weeks, the food is all gone by 10 a.m. Rivera said. The pantry also provides a free meal to the homeless and hungry after the 11 a.m. Sunday service at St. Johns on College Avenue. Homeless for eight months, William (not related to the Cruzes) is among some 100 people who turn up for the Sunday meal. It helps tide me over, he said. I dont know what I would do if it was not here. Thank God they are. Julio, homeless since October, is another regular at the Sunday food bank. This is the only place I come to, he said. I dont know what I would do without it; go hungry, I guess. The missions Access program also helps clients apply for federal programs like food stamps, Medicare and Social Security. Some of the people who come in dont even know they are eligible for help, said Van Loan. But they have people there that are licensed who can help with the applications. The missions clothing and furniture store also help, especially in cold weather. The places that a lot of the people live are often not very warm or well-insulated, Van Loan said. The need is just so great. I think everyone has a responsibility to take care of others. Some of us have so much, while others have so little, but it is very rewarding to be part of it. Now 82, Dora Cruz shows no sign of slowing down. Her husband is 85. Dora is an amazing person with prayer, but she also doesnt hesitate to call people when they dont have enough food, Van Loan said. The Lords Lighthouse, 815 East College Ave., is always looking for donations of food, clothing and furniture. Financial donations are especially welcome because these can be leveraged to buy food by the pound from local suppliers. For more information, call (813) 641-7100 or (813) 321-9723 or visit the groups website, www. lordslighthouse.org.Ruskin food pantry, mission a labor of love for Cruz family COURTESY OF THE LORDS LIGHTHOUSEFamilies start lining up for food at The Lords Lighthouse an hour before the pantry opens its doors on Tuesday.f KEVIN BRADY PHOTOPastor William and Dora Cruz, both in their 80s, have helped establish some of South Countys largest food banks during the last 30 years. KEVIN BRADY PHOTORaquel Comacho, a volunteer at The Lords Lighthouse, helps feed the homeless after a Sunday service at St. John the Divine Church.Where to donate to Caring Castle Canned 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 Drive, Sun City Center, behind Burger King on State Road 674. Other local food banks benefiting from the Caring Castle include St. Anne Church, 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.

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FEBRUARY 20,, 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 105 PERSONALDo you love jewelry? Earn $30+ an hour by showing Designer jewelry. Be your own boss. Park Lane. 813-260-6121 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. etsBeautiful female white cat, blue eyes, 2yrs old. Spaded/ chipped/ shots/ loving/ cuddly/ playful. Will be your best friend. 813-944-8868 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 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 Holiday Palms RV ParkANNUAL YARD SALE & BAKE SALE Saturday, February 22 8 am to 2 pmLunch available 424 19th Ave. N.E. Ruskin 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALE Timely Treasures Sale Just 1 block off SR 674 Something for Everyone Lunch available both days! 3rd AAnnual Bahia Del Sol condo community yard sale. Ruskin. Saturday, Feb. 22, 8am1pm. Rain or shine. US 41 to W. Shell Point. Follow signs to Little Harbor. From Restaurant turn north. Bahia Del Sol Drive. Please park on street. Sale. Quantity of white German China for painting etc, plates, tea cups variety. Organ & piano music. Antique Zenith Trans Oceantics radio, Edison player, brass horn, last century with cylinder records. Malodian, Featherlite Singer sew ing machine. 823B Bahia Del Sol Drive 8am-1pm. Feb. 22. 813-645-4991 Multi family garage sale. Saturday, Feb. 22, 8am-noon. Platinum Dr off South Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Look for balloons Moving sale. Furniture, tools, kitchen items, hardware, misc. household items. Saturday, Feb. 22, 9am-3pm. 810 Lightfoot Dr., Sundance. South of 674 Quality jewelry including gold & silver. Appliances, tools, books, health aids, animal things & more. Friday & Saturday, 8:30am-? 1302 Bluewater SCC. Buying gold & coins. Multi family yard sale. El Rancho to Ojai to 1401 Hacienda, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. Lots of misc. & antiques. Moving sale. Friday & Saturday, 8am2pm. Tools, craft supplies, household items, bedroom suite, roll top desk, small freezer, Schwinn bicycle & much more. 633 Oakmont Ave., SCC. Move in sale. Mowers, ladders, demore. 1625 Faxton Dr., SCC. off W. Del Webb. Friday 9am-4pm. Saturday, 9am-1pm. Moving sale. 2325 E. Del Webb SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. Furniture, complete queen bedroom set, kitchen items, Polish pottery,. Christmas stuff, air compressor & other tools, decor & treasures 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALEMoving sale. 1742 Cloister Dr., SCC. 2/20 through 2/22, 8am-1pm. Household items, decor, clothing, furniture, tools, collectibles & much more. Multi family yard sale. Saturday, Feb. 22 only. 8am-2pm. Something for everyone. Quality clothing, housewares, motorcycle stuff & much much more. 11306 North St., Gibsonton (off Symmes Rd) New handmaid 18 doll clothes, now available at a 6122 Hwy 41, Apollo Beach. Next to Winn Dixie. 813-645-4569 Moving sale. Friday 9am-1pm. Saturday 8am-2pm. Furniture, appliances, scrap wood, etc. 123 Lookout Dr., Apollo Beach (behind Circle K) Huge yard sale. Tools, furniture, household & more. 135 21st St. NW, Ruskin. Friday 2/21 8am-5pm. Saturday 2/22, 8am-3pm. Huge garage sale. St Andrews Estates. Friday & Saturday, 2/21 & 2/22, 8am-1pm. Household items, furniture, books, clothes, some Christmas, metal shelving, bicycle, great selection of misc. treasures. Something for everyone. Come look us over!! 414 Stoneham Dr., SCC SCC Multi family yard sale. 641642 Ft Duquesna, SCC. Feb 20, 21 & 22, 8am-2pm. Antiques, clothing, household goods, tools, small furniture Block sale. Feb. 20, Thursday, 7am-2pm. SCC. Indian Wells Ave., Augusta, Riveria & Desert Hills, Lots of misc. Moving sale. Lots of furniture, clothing, antiques, pictures. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 8am-? 6021 Fauna Lane, Apollo Beach Bus tickets March 22, Art Festival $20. CD radio I-POD Panasonic $45. HP printer $20, Secretary 3 drawers $50. 813-938-1464 Large garage sale. 2027 New Bedford Dr., SCC. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 21 & 22, 9am-5pm. Golf clubs, exercise bike & much more. Garage sale 2/21 & 2/22, 8am-3pm. Many items, tools, housewares, clothes & furniture. 2051 Berry Roberts Dr., SCC. uctonsStorsafe Storage will sell at public auction to satisfy an owners lien for cash only all the personal property stored by the following. Lara Logan 101040, Leonard Clevenger 101091, Steve Bow ers 103073, Linda Green 101154, Scott 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 stateaes 813-758-7952, Kim. Doing estate sales in Sun City Center for over 17yrs. Quality 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 EZ-Go golf cart, dining room table, 6 chairs, China cabinet, king size bedroom suite, Corian table, 4 caster chairs, china service (12), server w/ plate rack, silver & brass collection, patio furniture, kitchenware, bedding, much more. 2012 Captive Ct. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 21 & 22, 8am-2pm. 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 Cell: 382-7536 estatesaes &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 To Place Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20 words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold prepaid. We take Visa, MasterCard or Discover Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Feb. 19, 21 & 22 50% OFF all childrens clothing Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Hunt & Find SaleSaturday, Feb. 22 9 am 2 pm Chula Vista Landings Diaz Estate Salesaccepting major credit cards737 Torrey Pines Ave.SCC Friday & Saturday Feb. 21st & 22nd8 am to 1 pmSleeper sofas, rattan tables, glass coffee & end tables, flat screen TV & entertainment stand, king & queen bedroom sets, Thomasville furniture, kitchen island w/ stainless-steel top, Keurig, microwave & more. Visit Diaz.thrift@facebook.com for photos.813-732-5000 LARGEST GARAGE SALE,EVER!Kings Point Main Clubhouse Open to KP residents onlyFriday, Feb. 28th Open to KP & SCC residentsSaturday, March 1st 120 tables of athletic gear, clothes, jewelry and antiques! Open to KP & SCC residents 1904 Clubhouse Drive

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ebrur PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 urntureChandelier, very large, 9 lights w/ shades, white coral. Original cost $8,000 selling price $3,000 for ballroom or large home. must see. Full length beautiful ecRascal 600 electric scooter, very good ofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char gers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & score 0835 MARINE REAL ESTATE500 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special Storage.com terfront ore ousesore ungraded. Full recreational facilities. Contact agent Jennifer. Smith & Associ houseforse RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127KINGS POINT YORK (1BR/1.5BA) with walk-in shower. Fixer-Upper..................................... $32,500 2BR/2BA with enclosed Lanai. Ready-tomove-in........................................... $52,500RENTAL YORK with Laminate Floors, 2 covered parking spots at front door. Annual or ShortTerm......................................... $800 / month houseforse soreSCC for sale by owner Completely location, corner lots with unique view. Seller financing for qualified buyer. mhonots nP rsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for ousesforrent Center. Lanai, On former golf course sewer, trash collection, recreation 9695 A tsforent Dueforent Pcestohre ent s A Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, unfurnished, no pets. rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure ooeeng tutoring, software & issues, classes. usnessMoving restaurant for sale. Routes avail omuter Troubleshooting solutions. Person upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. A ut re lent driving record. Any hour, Monday ping, movies, doctor appointments, casino, etc. Help with assistance even per hour. unemov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free es enng Quality housecleaning with integrity. Beach, Sun City Center. Miss Lisas Cleaning Service Depend able, thorough. Reasonable rates. No crews. oversAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload whole household plus haul away available. (Fully Insured). Best rates. No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. beat any written estimate!Lwn re lawn mower repairs. Briggs & Strat LLicensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as reeemov L Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, SCC area. Free estimate & fully Drtung vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed Free estimates. You can read the entire newpaper online 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 SOLD Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com (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 fenced on 3 sides, large storage shed, security alarm, enclosed Florida Room with tinted and insulated windows. Close to schools, shopping and major highways. $149,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 RUSKIN WINTER/RETIREMENT HOME: 3/2 doublewide in resident-owned ner lot. Amenities include active clubhouse, heated pool and more, for $75 monthly fees. $49,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RIGHT IN TOWN, 3BR DOUBLEWIDE ON AC LOT: Very homey and well screened porch, large wood deck and breezeway leading to double carport. Corner lot may be developed. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 APOLLO BEACH COMMERCIAL BUILDING: Half-acre lot, with 3 entrances from front and back, fenced area, good parking space. Zoned C-G, this property can accommodate 1 large business or 3 separate businesses. Newer CHA & roof, new drywall, fresh paint. $299,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! LOOKING FOR COUNTRY & PRIVACY? Nice 3BR/2BA POOL home on almost an acre (.82). Very conveniently located, off US 41 with stainless appliances and an adjoining dining area, ceramic tile, gorgeous converted to a man-cave and a one car garage. There is also an unattached garage and a storage building on the property. $199,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OR KAY PYE 361-3672 FISH TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT on this 1.6 acre corner lot on Blue Heron Lake. Subdivision has 4 lakes of 123 acres each & each has its own boat ramp & gazebo furnished with picnic tables & grills. Birds & wildlife play in every direction. 274 ft. frontage. Live the good life for just $76,300 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT LOT! Peaceful & quiet country atmosphere & perfect. 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www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 20, 2014 Volume 58 Number 5THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Ofce)813-633-7116Golf cart accessible Family Owned & Operatedwww.JohnMooreFloorCovering.comSCCs oldest and most trusted ooring dealer MEMBER WEST FLORIDA FREE Pad Upgrade on Tuftex Carpet Continued on page 19f Fund-raising drive underway to pay for funeral of child killed in Ruskin fire By%  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comFamily and friends of Alejandra Carmona, who died in a Ruskin mobile-home fire on Valentines Day, are trying to raise money to help pay for the four-year-old childs funeral. Her father, Monico Carmona, and two of her siblings were still in the hospital Sunday, Feb. 16, after the fire engulfed their home at a Ruskin mobile-home park in the 400 block of 18th Street late Friday night. Monico Carmona suffered serious burns, cuts and smoke inhalation as he tried to rescue his children, his girlfriend and two other young children. All managed to escape the blaze, which is being blamed on a short circuit in the homes electrical wiring. The familys dog also died in the blaze. They were sleeping when the fire started, and Monico noticed smoke coming from beside his bed, said Irene Valdez, the victims grandmother, who is organizing a fundraising drive to pay for Alejandras funeral. He thinks it was started by an electrical connection in the room. Monico and his girlfriend rushed out of the bedroom, carrying their two youngest children, Angel, 7 months, and Lexi, 2, from the home. He went back in to find Alejandra, crawling along the floor in the childrens room to find her, but he had to run out because he couldnt breathe anymore, and then he just collapsed, Valdez said. A neighbor then broke a window in the childrens room, calling to the trapped child. He couldnt see her but he heard her crying, Valdez said, and yelled Come to me. Come to my voice, but she was probably in shock and couldnt move. Overcome by smoke, cuts and burns, the neighbor had to pull back from the window. The neighbor couldnt breathe, and after that he couldnt hear her anymore, so she probably just collapsed from the KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSThe blaze completely gutted the Carmona familys home on 18th Street in Ruskin. Right, Alejandra Carmona was always laughing and had a smile for everyone she met, said Irene Valdez, the 4-year-olds grandmother, who supplied this photo.A fund-raising car wash at Rent King in Ruskin brought in some much-needed cash for the Carmona family, who need to raise money to pay for Alejandras funeral.$3 million Ring Power initiative focuses on health, saving lives By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@riverviewcurrent.comSitting down for a blood pressure screening at a health fair at Ring Power Corp., the man thought he felt fine. A few minutes later he was in an ambulance and heading for a hospital. Turns out the local Ring Power employees blood pressure was so high he was in danger of a heart attack. His wife called me the next day crying, telling me we had helped save her husbands life, said Shelly Minzenberg, Ring Powers wellness coordinator and part of the team that helps organize the companys health fairs. You cant put a price on something like that. Its those kinds of cases that make investing $3 million in employee health a no-brainer, Minzenberg said. The benefits may not show up in dollar signs, but it shows up with our employees. More than 100 Ring Power employees turned out Feb. 8 for the companys health fair at its Tampa area headquarters in Riverview. Its always important to me to know where I am with my health, said Pam Kopp, an assistant marketing manager at Ring Power who took advantage of the health fair. I think being proactive about your health and your body is the best way to see yourself into old age. The health fairs are part of a three-year drive at Ring Powers smoke, Valdez said. Monico now blames himself for the fire. He is very traumatized. Monico and his girlfriend, who also suffered severe burns to her feet, are expected to be released from the hospital this week. The two surviving children were treated for smoke inhalation and are expected to make a full recovery. The fire also destroyed the familys truck and left the Carmonas with little more than the clothes on their backs, Valdez said. Alejandra Carmona was the type of child every parent wishes for, Valdez said. She was a sweetheart. She was kind and would always laugh and smile with everyone. I couldnt believe it when I heard, said Herlinda Sanjuan, a friend of the family. Losing a home is bad enough, but to lose a child at the same time is too horrible to imagine. Valdez is trying to set up a bank account in Alejandras name for donations and at least help her son-inlaw clothe and feed his family once they are released. He has no clothes and no car now, so we are at least trying to help him get a cheap little car for $300 or $400 so he can get to work, Valdez said. Valdez, talking at a car wash in the parking lot of a Rent King store at US 41 and College Avenue to kick off the fund-raising drive Feb. 16, is grateful for the support the family has already received. I love how this community has really gotten behind the family, she said. Its been non-stop since we started the car wash, with just car after car. People have even stopped to just give money. They didnt even want their car washed. Along with money to cover Alejandras funeral costs, the family also needs: baby clothing, diapers and formula; adult clothing for a man, Monico wears size 11 shoes, large-size shirts and 32-inch pants; and clothing for two-year-old Angel, who wears 3T size clothing.To donate money or clothing to the Carmona family, call (813) 400-8441 or (813) 645-7014. Flowers appeared at the scene of the mobile-home fire within 24 hours of the blaze that killed Alejandra Carmona. KEVIN BRADY PHOTOTractors doubled as ice chests for the health fair, which drew more than 100 employees. Classified Ads ARE ON PAGES 32-34Three tips for building strong families when theres diverse personalities. See page 10. A Riverview teacher is honored by Gov. Scott for her life of service to country and now community. See page 18.

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CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL ROSEANNE KORFANT PHOTOSLending a hand to build the Caring Castle at JSA Medical are, from left, Steve Sciuga, president of A+ Air Conditioning; Don Jones, former manager of human resources at United Parcel Services; and Mike Stryker, president of American Contractors Inc. Also helping out were Janice Wideman and Jack Lowell.Caring Castle taking shape as donations arrive By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netThe Caring Castle is already taking shape at JSA Medical Group in Sun City Center. The monthlong food drive benefiting South County food banks started Feb. 1, and has already brought in 500 pounds of food. The brainchild of Roseanne Korfant of Sun City Centers JSA Medical Group, the campaign is supported editorially by The Observer News. Organizers plan to build a castle with donations, using canned goods and other non-perishable foodstuffs as bricks. The castle will be redesigned and rebuilt weekly as more donations arrive. Each of these volunteers said they just wanted to give back to the community, Korfant said. JSA Medical Group appreciates the continuing community support and the flow of donations for the needy in our area. You can follow the progress of the castle, and donate, at the JSA Activity Center, 787 Cortaro Drive, Sun City Center. Local food banks benefiting from South Countys first Caring Castle include The Lords Lighthouse, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Anne Church and Life Church. Korfant hopes the campaign not only creates awareness about hunger in South County but also builds new relationships between those who can help and the pantries.Ruskin food pantry, mission a labor of love for Cruz familyThe fourth in a series of articles on South County food banks benefiting from the Have A Heart Caring Castle community food drive co-sponsored by JSA Medical Group and The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Next week, we profile Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission.By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netIts the children who break Sharon Van Loans heart. Hungry and sometimes too embarrassed to go to school because they have no shoes or clean clothes, the children often have little hope other than The Lords Lighthouse Mission. The children are the ones that really tug at my heart, said Van Loan, a founding member of the Lords Lighthouse board. They will not go to school if they dont have shoes; they feel humiliated. Whatever the situation, its not their fault. The mission served around 50 families when it was opened in 2008 by Pastor William and Dora Cruz. Today the pantry provides food for 275 to 350 families a week, most of them farm workers but an increasing amount are seniors, said Dora. We have many who come in wheelchairs and walkers, said Dora, who estimates that 30 percent of the missions clients are seniors. The complexion of those seeking help also has changed since 2008. When we started, it was mostly Mexican families, but today we have white, black, Hispanic and even Chinese, said Carlos Rivera, the missions treasurer. Cruz and her husband have been ministering to the poor since 1952, when they married and added a vow to help the poor as part of their pledge to each other. When I met her, I knew this was the person that would be loyal and be with me all the way, said William Cruz. Pastor William and Dora went on to establish missions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including the Good Samaritan and Beth El missions in South County. Its a family affair for the Cruz family all six of their children are involved in helping with mission work. Their son, William Jr., runs Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission. Retiring from Good Samaritan in 2008, 25 years after they founded it, Dora and William thought they were ready to let others take the lead in helping the poor. But although they are both in their late 70s, they find they cant stay away from mission work. We were ready for retirement, Dora said. But after a few months we decided we were still strong and we still had the call from God to help the poor. So we contacted f

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(3) $164 Cymbalta 30 mg ..........$34/monthCelebrex 200 mg .........$30/month $10 OFFInitial OrderCANADIAN MEDS SOUTHDISCOUNT PRES CRIPTION DRUGS2Locations APOLLO SUN CITY CENTER BEACH KP Main Clubhouse (813) 413-7912sue@canadianmedssouth.com You Dream It... We Build It. Serving This Community For 28 Years(813) 649-1599 Visit us at: FREE ESTIMATES!FREEWindow UpgradesCASH Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about Viking River Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSun City Information Center will take on a new lookWork on the new Information Center that will be built at the main entrance of Sun City Centers central complex on Cherry Hills Boulevard cant happen soon enough for its director, Janet Dittmar. Ground is set to be broken sometime in early March on the corner of Cherry Hills Drive and Pebble Beach Blvd. South for the new facility. Dittmar said recently that 2,466 visitors passed through the current center in 2013, and 1,124 information packets were mailed to those who requested them. She said hundreds of questions were answered by telephone by the centers 73 alternating volunteers. Just in the last quarter, there were 300 out-of-town visitors many from as far away as China and 250 residents who came to the center to inquire about various things. Information Center personnel want to be sure residents know their facility is not only for people looking to move to the area or who have recently moved, but also for all who want more information about the community and what it offers. This and other building projects have been and will continue to be covered in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Articles about the Sun City Center building project and other stories may be found on line at www.observernews.net.Radio frequency application withdrawnJohn Bowker, a Sun City Center resident with a deep background in the media, has reported that the application made by the Sun City Center Radio Club to the Federal Communications Commission was withdrawn Feb. 13 because there were only two alternatives given to grant it: one, that the new station share a frequency with two other local stations, both owned by nonprofit organizations. One of these organizations has had airtime for more than 10 years while the other is fairly recent. The second alternative given the club by the FCC was to buy airtime. This request to withdraw the application was approved by the Sun City Center Community Association at its Feb. 12 meeting, two days before the deadline to withdraw. New road to alleviate some Big Bend area trafficTraffic has been a concern at the intersection of Big Bend Road and US 301 since it was named the third most dangerous intersection in the county by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office five years ago. Since then, some lane improvements have been made and more are planned by the Florida Department of Transportation, including new interstate ramps to be installed when funds permit. Meanwhile, something on a smaller scale is being done to help residents of the Summerfield development. An east-west roadway is being built that will alleviate some of the backed-up traffic heading out of the Summerfield development toward US 301. This is a developer project and is not being paid for by county or state funds. Much has been written about the traffic tie-ups along the Big Bend corridor. The east-west road will aid only traffic leaving Summerfield on the east side of US 301. It is an extension of Woodbridge Avenue through what is now wooded area, built extending parallel to Big Bend Road, and will end at the plaza on the southeast corner of US 301 anchored by SweetBay. News stories about the traffic issue may be found online at www. observernews.net by entering Big Bend Road traffic in the subject line.David Brown appointed to represent communitySun City Center resident David Brown has been fighting against the way backflow valves are installed since 2007. His work explaining the potential dangers of the way the valves are now installed has led to a Proposed Change of Rules by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that will go before the Florida Legislature in the next few weeks. The DEP and an administrative judge both agree that Brown has made his case that the valves currently in use should be changed. Brown says that not only should the valves be on county easement instead of a homeowners property, and be installed by the county instead of by homeowners, but that the type now used can be replaced by a much cheaper and easier-tomaintain valve that is much safer. The backflow valves are designed to prevent people who use well, pond or lake water to irrigate their lawns from getting leakage of unclean water into their potable water supply. Because of his consistent efforts, the Sun City Center Community Association has designated Brown to represent its 11,000 members to the county and state when dealing with the backflow valve issue. Brown says because of the DEPs proposed rule change, the effort should eventually become statewide. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODavid Brown

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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 ......... Classied / Circulation 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 It has been said that the only people in the world who do not have irritations and problems are those who live in places named Forest Lawn, Eternal Rest, Memorial Gardens or some other burial site. In fact, if you have no irritations or problems, I suggest you get your house in order because God may have just given up on you. Problems and irritations are among the spices of life that help us grow and develop to who we are as functioning human beings. But humans are not the only ones who have problems. The following poem, credited to Elder Boyd K. Packer, tells how one living being successfully handles irritations. There Once Was an Oyster There once was an oyster whose story I tell, Who found that some sand had got into his shell. It was only a grain, but it gave him great pain. For oysters have feelings although theyre so plain. Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate That had brought him to such a deplorable state? Did he curse at the government, cry for election, And claim that the sea should have given him protection? No, he said to himself as he lay in his shell, This thing tickles and scratches and itches as well. Since I cannot remove it, I shall try to improve it. Now the years have rolled round, as the years always do, And he came to his ultimate destiny stew. And the small grain of sand that had bothered him so Was a beautiful pearl, all richly aglow. Now the tale has a moral, for isnt it grand See what an oyster can do with a morsel of sand? What couldnt we do if wed only begin With some of the things that get under our skin? What irritation or problem do you have that you could shape and polish into a beautiful pearl? I suspect some of us could make an entire necklace. But if we are to survive, we must believe that every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries within it the seeds of equivalent or greater benefit. To believe otherwise would lead us to desperation and despair. If an oyster can do it, so can you.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.com Positive Talk: From irritation to pearlUniversity Women hosts Happy HourThe SouthShore branch of the American Association of Univer sity Women invite any women with an associates, bachelors or higher degree (who live in Brandon south to the county line) to a Happy Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Incognito on US 41 in Apollo Beach for some social izing and sipping. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Organizers will provide finger food, and bar prices will be discounted. If you stay until 6 p.m., you will be serenaded by the sounds of a sweet saxophone. Calling all cooks for Flan FestThe 11th Annual Flan Fest returns to Ybor City Saturday Market on Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forty contestants will compete for the title of Top Flan in Tampa Bay. Billed as the only Flan Fest in the world, the event will also include live entertainment, shopping and food. And, of course, there will be a flan-eating contest. Judges will select winners in both traditional and non-traditional (such as chocolate or strawberry) categories. Along with bragging rights, there will be cash prizes awarded to the two winners in each category. There also will be cash prizes in the presentation/appear ance category. Entry space is still available. Email ybormarket@yahoo.com for details. Flan Fest is held in conjunction with Fiesta Day, which is Ybor Citys official day of celebration of its ethnic heritage and culture. The day will offer many attractions throughout Ybor City: shopping, ethnic foods, multicultural events, entertainment and exhibits. Ybor City Saturday Market is in Centennial Park at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street.Pet Expo in Ruskin set for March 1The pet-friendly Bahia Lakes Community in Ruskin will host a Pet Expo, open to the general public, on Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Tahoe Springs Court and Seminole Sky Drive. In order to promote pet adoption and responsible pet ownership, the communitys social committee has put together an event where you will be able to meet and ask questions of rescue organizations with adoptable animals, pet service providers and county animal control officials. A pet costume contest will be held at 1 p.m. Pet-related items will be for sale, with half the proceeds donated to the attending rescue or ganizations. For more information on the expo, call Karen Zients at (800) 642-2469 or email tcpcorp@aol.com.Enjoy a Pops Concert next weekThe South Shore Concert Band and its director Ken Easton will present a Pops Concert at Community Hall in Sun City Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. Included in the program will be selections from Les Miser ables, Concerto for Drum Set and Band, Aaron Coplands Hoe Down, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and much more. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Sun City Center Atrium kiosk on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. They may also be purchased at the door on concert night. Community Hall is at 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, call (813) 642-2001.SCC Chamber meets Feb. 20The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce will hold its February membership luncheon on Thursday the 20th at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. The luncheon is sponsored by 7th Inning Stretch, and will feature entertainers Hal Jeffreys and guitarist Rick Kiser. Kiser is a Chet Atkins protg and a member of the Country Gospel Music Association and the International Country Gospel Music Association. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests. To RSVP, call (813) 634-5111.East County Dems to weigh balance of growth and greenThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at OBriens Irish Pub, 701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon. Kent Bailey, 2014 Executive Committee member of the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club, will speak about preserving the states environment while creating economic growth. Food and clothing donations for ECHO, Brandons emergency help organization, are appreciated. For more information, visit www. hillsboroughdems.org or contact Michael Newett, club president, at ehcdclub@yahoo.com.

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My first record album was the Chipmunks singing the Beatles greatest hits. I brought it to my kindergarten class and the teacher reluctantly played it as we all rolled out our little sleeping pads for naptime. Yes, thats right, 20 five-year-olds fell asleep to a falsetto chipmunk singing John Lennon. In the summer months, perhaps it was even the Summer of I tried walking around barefoot a lot with a leather strap tied around my ankle, but that was about as far into hippiedom as I had actually ventured back then. I remember seeing the results of a haircut given by my mom and shouting out in angst, I look like a Beatle! Apparently that, too, was a phase as years later I let my hair grow and even had a beard (sort of). Judging by photos from that time, I doubt that I would be allowed to board airplanes today had I kept that appearance. But that was the s, and pretty much all of us looked bad in the s. It wasnt an attractive decade. Back to the s: I grew up in a small rural town where even the Democrats were Republicans and most of the unrest the nation was experiencing was far, far away. Nothing happened in Worthington, Minn. Well, there were rumors of a passing motorcycle gang killing a guy but no one in town turned up missing. I lived a Leave It to Beaver life until the age of 15 when my Dad suddenly Observations MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSomehow lifes winding trails have led us all here. There are certainly worse places. Observations: A serious adultdied from a heart attack. I saw it happen. Things changed, but really not all that much, except for finding a new depth of sadness. Although astonished by it, I found that the world kept turning. Somehow my trajectory felt out of step. I joined a rock band but didnt do drugs and I didnt drink much and even that, not until college. I have never been arrested. I moved to Colorado and finished college, graduating with honors after a brief and sadly inglorious collegiate record in Minnesota. Everything changed in Colorado I cut my hair, shaved off the beard and believed that I was well on my way to becoming a Serious Adult. Colorado eventually morphed into a return to Minnesota, which morphed into a move to Florida, literally the last state I ever expected to live in. I eventually wound up in a distant suburb (of sorts) of Tampa. Tampa is a big city that has no concept of being a big city. To an outside observer, at least those who dare to venture off the beaches, it is a seemingly haphazard collection of trailer parks, gated communities and strip malls linked by traffic-choked roads. But, of course, there is much more to it than that. You can probably consider yourself a Floridian when you realize that you can recognize the license plates of every northern state east of the Mississippi from a distance. I know them all, even with all of the variations that are so common today: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and the not-quite states of Quebec and Ontario. And with that realization I began to wonder if, perhaps, Ive been in Florida too long. I arrived here a mere child of 32 years with numerous dreams, and, two decades later, I see some of those dreams lying about forlorn and neglected. But at the same time, I found new dreams that have come true. Im not sure those dreams would have happened anywhere but in Florida. Florida has challenges. A good percentage of the population is from somewhere else, and, while they may stay in Florida, many still consider a different state their home. Florida is the only state for which the Associated Press publishes its annual weird news report. Generally speaking, Florida is as crazy as it is made out to be but thats a different Florida than what I seem to know. Everyone knows the stories of drunken guys calling 911 asking the operator to run out to get them some more beer, or the people who call 911 from McDonalds to report they had been shorted on Chicken McNuggets but I dont know anyone who would do that. My personal favorite weird news story involved a woman who was cited for animal abuse for leaving a baby pig in her closed-up car while she was inside a convenience store. Why would she have a baby pig in her car? She was driving around the neighborhood leaving it on street corners for a few minutes, hoping to lure her boyfriends giant boa constrictor that had escaped from their mobile home. Now thats just not something you hear about happening in Worthington, Minn. The reality is that Florida is simply an easy target. Pick any state, even the supposedly staid and respectable states, and chances are good that youll find even crazier stuff going on there. Floridas problem is that it is just too easy. And more, communities form slowly, if at all, and sometimes only with intense opposition. For many people, Florida is just a place to vacation, even if that vacation lasts from retirement until death or until someones less-than-stellar past catches up with him or her from a northern state and is hustled off in cuffs. I dont know that I want to die here, but then again, none of us knows what tomorrow will bring. Each day is a gift. And this month, with polar vortexes and blizzards pounding the North, Florida is a gift of epic proportions. Why am I telling you an abbreviated version of my life story? Time is ancient but life is short yet it is amazing how many twists and turns we take in our time here on earth. My story may not be all that different from yours. And besides, we all have one thing in common: The trail of our lives has led us here. To Florida. A lot has changed since the 1960s. What dreams may come seem to shape themselves to the times and the place. And Florida dreams are certainly not the worst kind to have. I dont know what tomorrow will bring but Im hoping Ill have time to get a haircut. Its long overdue. And then some Beatles music will be on tap while I am avoiding any boa constrictors that may be roaming the neighborhood. And then Ill think some more about becoming a Serious Adult. A Valentine greetingLast week when Ralph Wozniak walked out the front door of his Riverview home, he encountered a small snail inching its way around on the pavement. With disregard, Ralph continued on his way. Later, when his wife arrived home from shopping, she was greeted with the above heart shape, left behind by the snail. The gesture was just in time for Valentines Day and a quiet reminder that there is beauty everywhere in creation if you take the time to look for it.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 7 New mother Lineda Cenoble holds her baby, Jade Rochelle Cenoble, who wears red in honor of National Wear Red Day.Newborn at Brandon Regional wears red for National Wear Red DayBrandon Regional Hospital believes that heart health starts from day one. Recently a newborn at The Baby Suites at Brandon Regional Hospital received a reminder of Brandon Regional Hospitals commitment to womens heart health. The official National Wear Red Day, sponsored by Go Red for Women, was Feb. 7. Go Red for Women is part of the American Heart Associations solution to help save womens lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, Brandon Regional Hospital is committed to fighting this number one killer, which is largely preventable. The website www.GoRedforWomen.org is a source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. The movement is nationally sponsored by Macys and Merck & Co. Inc., and locally sponsored by the hospitals of HCA West Florida, including Brandon Regional Hospital.Roll the dice and help raise money for scholarships with Brandon Junior Womans ClubThe GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club will host its annual Bunco for Education on Thursday, March 13, at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon. Take along a friend and enjoy an evening of Bunco fun with light hors doeuvres, refreshments, 50/50, door prizes and raffle prizes. This year Bunco players will also have an opportunity to purchase used paperback and hardback books. Social hour begins at 6 p.m.; Bunco starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on line at www.thebjwc. com. Tickets are also on sale at Center Place. Proceeds from the night of Bunco fun will go toward scholarships awarded to senior high school girls who volunteer in the community. Scholarship applications are available now in area high school guidance counselor offices and online at www.thebjwc.com. The scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2014, and it must be postmarked or received by this date to be eligible. Proceeds are also used to purchase school supplies for the 20142015 school year for the clubs adopted school in need Kenly Elementary. Each year, school supplies are distributed to Kenly students at their open house event. Students receive all the necessary supplies to begin the school year. For more information, call Leslie Kadubec at (813) 436-6064 or email Lesliek67@aol.com. Summerfield Ladies Club officers are, from left: Connie Vina, treasurer; Patsy Jackson, secretary; Irene Efchak, vice president; and Nancy Rademaker, president.Summerfield Ladies Club is in full swing The Summerfield Ladies Club at Summerfield Crossings in Riverview is in full swing for 2014, with a new slate of officers, all committees and service groups in place and ready to go. Summerfield Crossings is a subdivision off US 301 and Big Bend Road. The club meets at 11 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Summerfield Crossings Community Center, for a business meeting, entertainment and lunch. On the third Thursday of each month, the ladies have an outing for lunch and shopping, a craft day or a game 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. 20 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.22 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Steak dinner 5 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. day. Having a good time is the order of the day, no matter what they are doing. Visitors and new members are always welcome. A Community-wide Garage Sale is planned for Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the Ladies Club as sponsor. About 200 households will participate, so head out and look for bargains. Also planned for April is the clubs 15th Anniversary Party, to be held at Freedom Plaza, Sun City Center. For more information call (813) 677-4610. This party is by reservation only.Riverview HS fair is fundraiser for Relay 4 LifeRiverview High School is having a vendor/garage fair starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 1. This is a community event to help raise money for Relay 4 Life, a program of the American Cancer Society. Vendor spots are $20. Contact Michelle Battle to reserve your vendor space: email m.battle1004@gmail.com or call (813) 380-4608.Denim & Diamonds is theme of Ruskin Womans Club fund-raising fteThe community is invited to attend the GFWC Ruskin Womans Club annual spring fund-raising event, Denim & Diamonds, on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include a BBQ dinner, live entertainment, silent auction, chance drawings, cash bar and a chance to win the infamous Wheelbarrow of Cheer. The event will take at the home of David and Kathy Wiles, 3920 33rd St. SE, Ruskin. This popular event often sells out, so call early for tickets: Kathy Wiles at (813) 645-7283. Tickets are $25 per person; all proceeds go to the GFWC Ruskin Womans Club to enable them to continue their charitable work in the community. The GFWC Ruskin Womans Club is a member of the GFWC Florida Federation of Womans Clubs and the General Federation of Womans Clubs, one of the largest and oldest womens volunteer organizations in the world. The Ruskin Womans Club holds general membership meetings at 2 p.m. the first weekend of the month at 503 US 41 N, Ruskin. For more information, visit www.theruskinwomansclub.org.Apollo Beach menu: High Tea for womenThe Apollo Beach Womans Club will hold an English High Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Wellspring Club in Southshore Falls, 5831 Cascade Falls Dr., Apollo Beach. Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Sharon Vasquez at (813) 641 7856. Riverview Branch Library Baby Time Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:05 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children ages up to 18 months and their caregivers. Toddler Time Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:35 a.m. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children 18-36 months and their caregivers. ABCs and 123s of Yoga Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. For children 2 to 5 and their parent/caregivers. Kids benefit from yoga too! In this program, Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers with basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Tail Waggin Tutors Friday, Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m. Join the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library as they discuss ways to help the library. You can join the Friends and volunteer in their bookstore, help to decide what types of programs the Friends will sponsor, and provide feedback to library staff. Saturday Movie Matinee Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with your family. Stay after the movie for a chance to win the DVD. Yoga 101: Intro to Yoga for Adults Monday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. Yoga is an activity that can help heal the mind, body and soul. In this one-hour class, Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga introduces adults to yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should wear athletic or comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Google: Utilities Monday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Using Utilities from Google, learn how to create and store documents using cloud storage, access your music collection remotely, translate text and navigate with Google Maps. Create and upload a Google document. Remote access music files with Google Play. Translate text using Google Translate. Become orientated with Google Maps. Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Mark Rossmiller State Farm Agency to run in 5K, support arts in Apollo BeachMark Rossmiller State Farm Insurance in Apollo Beach will send a team of agents and office staff to participate in the Gasparilla 5K on Feb. 22.The firm is also a sponsor of the 22nd annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts on March 8 and 9. The entire office signed up to run in the Gasparilla 5K as a team. With other State Farm agencies running as well, the event is a fun way to have some healthy competition between offices, said owner Mark Rossmiller. For its second year, the insurance agency is also sponsoring Manatee Festival of the Arts at the TECO South Shore Community Events Center. The festival is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts that draws talent from across the country. The Mark Rossmiller State Farm tent will have its staff available during the festival to answer questions about available insurance. The Mark Rossmiller State Farm Agency is at 212 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach. For a free insurance quote or for more information, visit www.markrossmiller. com or call (813) 645-3276. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. 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TV personality Phoebe Snow, losing a battle with a disease shes been fighting for years, decides to cross off some of the things on her bucket list and takes a road trip along Route 66 in a yellow Corvette convertible to Disneyland to try and find some magic. On her way, she makes a stop in her hometown of Valentine, Ariz., to tie up some loose ends. Filled with colorful characters, shady bad guys, laughter, tears, triumph, fears and great songs, Valentines on Route 66 was created by and stars the team of Ellen Kleinschmidt and Teri Council. Also featured are PAC favorites Dan Tackitt, Bev Carnes, Babs Cominoli, Jeanne Naish, Harold Emanuel and Kathy Straub. Valentines is directed by former New York actor/director Lew Resseguie. Valentines on Route 66 deals with a woman suffering from leukemia. For 100 years the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of more birthdays, has been leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable. The cast and crew of Valentines all have been affected by cancer in one way or another. In an effort to give back and to help celebrate more birthdays, the Performing Arts Company has dedicated opening night of Valentines on Route 66 as a benefit show. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help fight all kinds of cancer, including leukemia. Donations to the American Cancer Society also will be accepted at each show. For more information and details on Valentines on Route 66, call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.org. An American dream unfolded in front of surprised guests at the Sandpiper Grille and Bunkers this past Valentines Day. While hundreds of couples were enjoying a Valentines Day dinner with a view of the beautiful Sandpiper Golf Course, 40 well-dressed guests walked from the adjacent Bunkers Pub and assembled on the lawn facing the restaurants panoramic 50-foot window and the diners inside. Then, as if to provide an answer to everyones shared question, a handsome groom emerged to stand between his guests and the pleasantly surprised diners. With all eyes upon her, the bride-to-be walked an aisle of lush grass to her groom. Framed under grand old southern oaks, they turned to face the minister. As the ceremony began, everything in the restaurant came to a standstill as the couples stopped their dinners to watch the spectacle that unfolded through the window, as if they were watching a full-color silent movie. Servers were shooed away from tables, and some couples went outside to hear the ceremony. It was picture perfect. Wedded couples of many years teared up, while, at other tables, some women wished, some men squirmed. Fifteen minutes later, Clarisa Blakely and. Pavel Paul Svatos were husband and wife as they walked down the aisle to begin their American Dream. A short reception followed in the Sandpiper Grilles Parquet Room, and the celebration continued well into the night at Bunkers Pub. After enduring a long-distance relationship, Paul and Clarisa decided to settle in America, leaving many of Pauls friends and family back home in the his native Czech Republic. Clarisa, 29 years old and a native of Florida, works as a bartender at Bunkers. Paul, 28, works as contract handyman and landscaper for the the Sandpiper Grille. The wedding was attended by many of Clarisas Bunkers customers and many friends, family and co-workers. It was sponsored in part by the Sandpiper Golf Course and the Sandpiper Grille and Bunkers.Sandpiper Grille made this wedding an all-in-the-family affair Clarisa Blakely and Paul Svatos.Seminar for seniors with aches, painsThe Bridges Retirement Community, partnering with Brandon Regional Hospital and the Campo Family YMCA, will host a lunch and learn event on Thursday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Bridges, 11350 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. Dr. Edward Becker, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, will present Understanding Aches & Pains in the Active Senior. He will specifically address rotator cuff tears, shoulder pain and meniscus tears. Trained at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Dr. Becker applied his talents to several professional sports teams in the Los Angeles area. His clinical focuses are sports medicine and arthroscopy. Dr. Becker practices at Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in Brandon and is on the medical staff at Brandon Regional Hospital. An exercise demonstration by a YMCA instructor will give attendees the opportunity to practice proper stretching to keep joints and muscles flexible. There is no fee to attend, and lunch will be provided. To reserve a seat, call Brandon Regional Hospitals reservation line at (813) 653-1065.Surgeon to discuss options for back pain treatment South Bay Hospital will host a free Dine with the Doctor seminar featuring information for those suffering back pain. At noon on March 19, Dr. Larry Fishman, neurosurgeon, will facilitate an information session entitled Treatment Options for Back Pain. Dr. Fishman is on staff at South Bay Hospital, is board certified and specializes in kyphoplasty and minimally invasive spine surgery. For more information, or to make a reservation for the free seminar, call (888) 685-1595.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 9 Saturday isSteak Nightat Cypress Creek6 oz. Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce ..............................................$19.95 10 oz. Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Au jus ........................$15.95 FROM OUR JIM BEAM GRILL Each steak grilled to your desired temperature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze 14 oz. T-Bone Steak .............................................$18.95 12 oz. New York Strip ...........................................$16.95 10 oz. Delmonico .................................................$17.95 8 oz. Ribeye .........................................................$16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf .............. $15.95All entrees served with vegetables Du Jour and your choice of side. All items come with House Salad or Cup of Soup. Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinCall for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues. Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. 4 p.m.Choose from:1/4 Lb. Cheeseburger with French Fries or 1. Sweet Potato Fries Hot Dog Basket with Fries and Slaw 2. Fried Fish Sandwich with Fries and Slaw 3. Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Fries or 4. Sweet Potato Fries Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich with 5. Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy Teriyaki Chicken Wrap with French Fries or 6. Sweet Potato Fries Grilled Ham and Cheese with 7. CUP OF SOUP BOWL 8. of Soup and Garden Salad 8 lunch items for$8 each(plus tax)Includes Coffee or Tea(Soda is regular menu price) AVAILABLE TUESDAY SATURDAY 1. Country Fried Steak with Milk Gravy 2. Yankee Meatloaf 3. Pot Roast with Carrots, Onions & Celery in a Brown Gravy 4. Liver & Onions with Applewood Smoked Bacon 5. Linguini & Meatballs with Marinara Sauce and Garlic Bread 6. Fried Fish Platter with Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies and French Fries All meals are served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable MedleyOPEN For Lunch Tuesday thru Sunday B Prime Rib Night moved to Saturday Night 813-633-7333Fax 813-633-6420Tax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax OrganizerTax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax Organizer Tax Services, Inc. No Charge (39 yrs exp.)Located in the Payant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC, FL 33573 St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin ceremoniously broke ground for its new food pantry on Sunday, Feb. 16, just after the churchs 10 a.m. Mass. According to food pantry coordinator Paul Wiskatoni, the church currently serves approximately 375 to 400 families per week. The church also participates once each St. Anne Catholic Church breaks ground for new food pantryMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSFood pantry coordinator Paul Wiskatoni hopes the new 4,000square-foot food pantry will be operating by July or August. The church currently serves 375 to 400 families each week. month in the Feeding America mobile pantry, providing meals, banana boxes filled with food, to about 400 needy families. We are hoping that we will have the new building up and running by July or August, Wiskatoni said. If all goes right, we should officially break ground in another month. Right, Paul Wiskatoni, longtime former food pantry coordinator Bill Richards, and Father John McEvoy ceremoniously break ground on the new 4,000-square-foot building as more than a hundred parishioners look on. For information, visit www.saintanneruskin.org or call (813) 645-1714. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave. NE, in Ruskin.

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Even among siblings, the study showed, while physical traits may be very similar, personalities can be as varied as random individuals from the general population. Expand that to the extended family, including the vast nontraditional extended families we see today, and youre likely to see more differences than similarities, says Shafer. Still, many of these families are tight-knit and cohesive. They serve as an inspirational example for humanity as a whole. Despite a union of very different people, we can all love, learn and grow together. How can you build a strong family? Shafer shares timeless tips: Establish a solid foundation based on shared values. Its no secret that very religious families tend to be close-knit and strong. Why? Because religion provides a structured means of sharing beliefs and values, a process that begins in infancy, when babies are taken to worship services and undergo the rituals that mark their membership in the religion, Shafer says. While fewer American families are religion-focused than were in decades past, they can all still strive to emphasize the importance of family values and their role in reuniting every family member. Creating rituals and traditions are one way to emphasize values. Make your family history a story to celebrate. The story about how brave Uncle Joe once rescued a dog from a well; the singing talents of the three great aunts who performed at county fairs as little girls; the one-cheek dimple that is the family hallmark these are the stories that make your family special. Its not about memorizing the family tree, but about ensuring children know that they are part of something greater than themselves and that is both a privilege and a responsibility, Shafer says. A child who is constantly reminded, with fondness, that shes the spitting image of wonderful Aunt Bessie will feel a bond with Aunt Bessie even if shes been gone for decades. Commit to attending, or hosting, family gatherings. Often, the places for sharing those stories are family gatherings weddings and funerals, holidays and anniversaries. It may be a question of the chicken or the egg, Shafer says. Strong families tend to have many shared family stories. Strong families also tend to gather together frequently and thats where those stories are most often shared. Family gatherings are also a good place for family members with very different personalities to learn to find common ground and practice getting along for the sake of everyone at the special event. Imagine what a more peaceful world it would be if we were all forced to play nicely with our obnoxious cousins as children! Shafer says. Childrens activities in PalmettoSpecial activities for children will be offered Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palmetto Heritage Day at the Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 1015 6th St. W, Palmetto. The North River Fire Department will be operating a Childrens Fire Challenge where children will get to try on mini fire gear, spray a water hose and assume other firefighter duties. Also available all day will be craft projects, writing letters to soldiers, participating in a Kids Basic Training Obstacle, the FFA goat-petting corral, and First Baptist Church of Palmetto will be providing free train rides to children. In addition, a special writing and painting workshop titled What Freedom Means to Me, is being offered by the Palmetto Art Center at half-hour intervals between noon and 2 p.m. Completed works will be sent to enlisted troops. Pre-registration is required for this workshop; call (941) 721-2034 to register. All activities are free.

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12 FEBRUARY 20, 2014BoutiqueOnWheels arrives in Apollo Beach March 7The next meeting of the Apollo Beach Womans Club will be Wednesday, March 12, at Little Harbor Resort, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin.Headlining the program will be Denise Kelley from BoutiqueOnWheels, a family-owned and operated Florida business committed for 35 years to providing quality fashions at affordable prices. Women from ABWC will be the models, and the clothing will be available for purchase. Luncheon reservations are $16 and must be made by Friday, March 7, by calling Dianna Anest at (813) 938-3641, or email her at hookr06@hotmail.com. ABWC membership, open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities, was founded in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach High School graduates. Scholarship applications are available on the ABWC website: www.apollobeachwomansclub.com and also at East Bay and Lennard high school guidance counselors offices. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Baby Time Monday, Feb. 24, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11:35 a.m. For children ages up to 20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Adult/Teen Watercolor Painting Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Cory Wright and brush up on your painting skills. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. The Tricky Dogs Shows Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. For children ages 5-12 ~ See this hilarious circus-style dog comedy act, starring a group of tricky little dogs and their pet human. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com. Christine Tran Richard ScilabroRuskin Christian School students win Seventh-grader Christine Tran and 10th-grader Richard Scilabro placed first in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Competition. Their essays were first submitted to the VFW Ruskin Chapter for the local competition. Molly placed first in Patriots Pen, the junior-high essay competition, and Richard placed first in Voice of Democracy, the highschool competition. The students represented the local chapter at the District 12 competition, and Molly placed first and Richard placed second. Both students received plaques from the local and district levels in addition to monetary awards for their accomplishments. Social dance this weekend at Manatee RV ParkThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Music will be by Musical Memories. Bring your own refreshment; ice will be provided. The cost is $5 per person, and the public is invited. For more information, call J. Sullivan at (603) 332-5342 or E. Resch at (813) 649-1185. Manatee RV Park is off US 41, four miles north of I-275 or seven miles south of Ruskin. Honorary Mayor of SouthShore donates to high school athletics2014 Honorary Mayor of SouthShore Shannon Brown, of Kids R Kids Southshore, recently presented $1,700 in checks to the athletics departments of both Lennard and East Bay high schools. Shown above, Shannon is with John Guarisco, assistant principal of administration at Lennard High School. The funds are designated to provide students in need with athletic equipment. Shannon wants to give all students the opportunity to participate in school athletics, regardless of their finances.Life After Graduation meeting set for East Bay High School Guidance Department will host a college fair entitled Life After Graduation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the schools media center and cafeteria. The event will be a college-planning workshop where students and parents may learn about the application process, SAT-ACT testing, military options, community service, scholarships, financial aid, NCAA eligibility, technical-career schools and more. There will be two workshop sessions in the media center, at 6 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m. Those who attend may meet and talk with college admissions representatives from the following schools: No registration is required. All high school students and parents in the South Shore community are welcome to attend For more information, email Kayzie Weaver, college and career counselor at East Bay, at mary.weaver@sdhc.k12.fl.us, or call (813) 6715134, ext. 245. cemeterySpring Clean-Up at Ruskin Memorial Park will be on Saturday, March 29, starting at 8 a.m. This is the time of year to prepare for the rainy season. The cemetery is run on a very tight budget and managed by volunteers. Everyones help is needed. Go out and join this community effort to keep Ruskin Memorial beautiful and easy to maintain. Bring yard tools and equipment such as weed-eaters, shovels, saws, rakes, pruning items and gloves. Community Service Hours are available. For more information, call (813) 892-7235. The following Ruskin Elementary School students were honored in January for the character trait of cooperation: Giovanni Moran Cruz, Daniellah Rodriguez, Jenny Moran Cruz, Vicky Galindo, Kaylynn Garcia, Kevin Monterrosas Coeto, Jaslene Bence, Kathy Macias, Kevin Ambriz, Jada Smith, Emily Dirzio, Valentina Salazar, Ozuneya Bryant, Lizbeth Islas, Yanell DeLaRosa, Nathaniel Pena, Tyler Padilla, Ricardo Rodriguez Lucas, Juan Gomez, Inayah Martinez, Arely Navarrete, Yaritza Molina-Torres, BrookeLynn Mendiola, Damien Uribes, Daniel Nickerson, Brooke Duerr, Lille Tran, Suany Hernandez Enrique, Jasmine Torres, Kimora Williams, Emmanuel Vazquez, Daniel Meza, Sean McAllister, Javian Baez, Giselle Meneses, Nephtalie Sainitdor, Eduardo Lopez, Manuel Molina, Jose Ibarra, Xenia Jiang, Jennifer Cerecero, Itzel Montoya, Christopher Vazquez, Alfredo Silva, Makenna Miley, Gloria Flores Cortes, Kyle Parenteau, Clayton Nieves, Elsa Perez, Nathaly Martinez, Damaris Monrial, Alana Fisher, Brizeyda Rodriguez and DNilson Cerecero. Students not present for the photo were: Bryan Norona, Bruce Islas, Shane Sausal, Soleil Mondello, Jo Lynn Hunter, Abel Barrera and Tamya Simms. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Kiwanis of Sun City Center. Kiwanis members were Donna and Tom Braden and Charlene Wirick.

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Even with the new technology, your brain still needs time to readjust to hear ing sounds it may not have been hearing for years. You will be amazed at your own ability to reconnect with your life with the help of this advanced technology. In addition, technology is constantly changing. A hearing test can now determine if you have even very mild hearing loss, and the new generation of digital hearing aids has nearly eliminated the problems of feedback, and extraneous noise that was bothersome with earlier models. Most hearing losses dont require expensive hearing aids to help you with sounds you were missing, including those lost consonants, without introduc ing additional, distracting noises. Personalized programming adjustments ensure your hearing aid is set to your specic loss and unique needs. No One Will Know It is true that hearing aids of past years did have a stigma attached to them. They were large and bulky, and usually they were visible to anyone who walked by. But just as the internal technology has changed, so have the external char acteristics of digital hearing aids. New models are virtually invisible when worn making your Audibel hearing aid far less noticeable than your hearing loss. With advanced digital technology and miniaturization, nobody else has to know that youre wearing a hearing device. In addition, hearing aids technology has an exciting future. Even now you can have your hearing aid connected to different external devices, such as an MP3 player, a cell phone, radio, or your TV. As microchips continue to get smaller, the amount of data processing power continues to increase at astronomical rates, allowing for hearing aids to be made smaller while continuing to improve sound quality. If you checked out hearing aids ve years ago, you should take a look at the new models you might be surprised at how far things have come and how easily hearing loss may be corrected. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. If you were in the military, law enforcement, or simply exposed to the loud noises of machinery in a factory, you could have developed hearing loss at an early age. Dont be embarrassed by your inability to hear clearly take action now and get a hearing test to nd out what you can do to enhance your ability to hear clearly and prevent continued deterioration. Start by having a hearing test and then take steps to decide if you feel comfortable with the new technologies. Think about it how much time and energy are you spending apologizing because you misheard something, or asking someone to speak louder or to repeat themselves? Having a hearing test and wearing a hearing device can alleviate many problems caused by hearing loss and that is priceless! When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the middle ear. Sometimes hearing loss can be easily and quickly corrected by clearing blockage that can occur from wax build up. Years of using q-tips to clean your ears can embed layers of wax so tightly that it affects your ability to hear clearly. Thats why the rst part of your ear exam will be with an otoscope to determine if there is any blockage that can open up your ear canal and allow you to enjoy the beauty of unmuted sound again. At the entrance to the middle ear, sound waves hit the eardrum. A damaged eardrum can not only be painful, but it can mufe natural sounds and make it extremely difcult to hear clearly. If youre experiencing hearing loss, its important to nd out if it is a correctable condition involving the middle ear. Sound vibrations travel through the middle ear and into the uid lled inner ear where they are converted into signals that are sent to your brain. Damage to the inner ear can lead to deafness, so its vital to make sure your inner ear is functioning properly. Problems with the inner ear often require surgery or medication. If the damage is irreparable, youll want to ask about the new cochlea implants that can help restore your ability to hear again. There is also new scientic and medical research with stem cell transplants that can regrow damaged inner ear hair follicles (known as cilia) that send electronic signals to your brain allowing you to translate sounds into language. Researchers at Stanford University say that they are 5-10 years away from a breakthrough that could possibly correct human deafness. To evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a combina tion of electronic equipment and headphones. Hearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. The results of your hearing exam will provide you with the road map to what you should do next to regain and restore your ability to hear clearly again. One of the most famous people with hearing loss in history is the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), who is credited with inventing the phonograph, light bulb, and movie camera. What many people are not aware of is that Edison became technically deaf in his early teens. It could have been from a childhood illness or the result of a boxingof his ears by a train conductor. Sun City Center4850 Sun City Center Blvd. 813-634-845120 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.oridahearing.com E LLEN TON B RAD E N TON (941) 722-7200 (941) 747-6966 B RANDO N T A M PA (813) 681-4046 (813) 831-9442This advertisement funded by the MANUFACTURER, Minneapolis, MN Arnold Palmer HEARING AID BATTERIES FREE HEARING AID REPAIRS ALL MAKES ALL MODELSBring in your damaged hearing aid. 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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 15 Beth Israel holdsOPEN HOUSEfor Prospective MembersBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a bagel brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you.Membership CommitteeSunday, February 24 11 a.m. 1 p.m.RSVP to: Sandy 634-8863 Shelly 634-8092by February 18 Do you suffer from unexplained pain, insomnia, fatigue, arthritis, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, bromyalgia, headache, incontinence, migraines, low back pain, sciatica, IBS, shoulder pain, vertigo?For information on how you can get relief, call today!MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTEDSun City Center Integrative Medicine(813) 331-3940 END CHRONIC PAIN ACUPUNCTURE ClubCars Choice Battery Since 2009! + Including installation and a FREE Service Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors this tax season? My income dropped way down when I retired last year, so Im wondering if I need to even file a tax return this year Recently Retired Dear Recently, Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year depends on your gross income, as well as your filing status and age. Your gross income includes all the income you receive that is not exempt from tax, not including Social Security benefits, unless you are married and filing separately. To get a detailed breakdown on federal filing requirements, along with information on taxable and nontaxable income, call the IRS at (800) 829-3676 and ask them to mail you a free copy of the Tax Guide for Seniors (publication 554), or see irs. gov/pub/irs-pdf/p554.pdf. In the meantime, heres a rundown of the IRS filing requirements for this tax season. If your gross income from 2013 was lower than the amount listed in your filing status, you probably wont have to file. But if its over, you will. Single: $10,000 ($11,500 if youre 65 or older by Jan. 1, 2014). Married filing jointly: $20,000 ($21,200 if you or your spouse is 65 or older; or $22,400 if youre both over 65). Married filing separately: $3,900 at any age. Head of household: $12,850 ($14,350 if age 65 or older). Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child: $16,100 ($17,300 if age 65 or older). Special requirements Be aware that there are some special financial situations that require you to file a tax return, even if your gross income falls below the IRS filing requirement. For example, if you had net earnings from self-employment in 2013 of $400 or more, or if you owe any special taxes to the IRS such as alternative minimum tax or IRA tax penalties, youll probably need to file. To figure this out, the IRS offers a resource on their website called Do I Need to File a Tax Return? that asks a series of questions that will help you determine if youre required to file, or if you should file because youre due a refund. You can access this page at www.irs. gov/uac/Do-I-Need-to-File-a-TaxReturn%3F, or you can get assistance over the phone by calling the IRS helpline at (800) 829-1040. You can also get face-to-face help at a Taxpayer Assistance Center. See irs. gov/localcontacts or call (800) 8291040 to locate a center near you. Check your state Even if youre not required to file a federal tax return this year, it doesnt necessarily mean youre also excused from filing state income taxes. Check with your state tax agency before concluding that youre entirely in the clear. For links to state and local tax agencies see taxadmin.org click on State Agencies/Links on the menu bar. Tax-prep assistance If you find that you do need to file a tax return this year, you can get help through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (or TCE) program. Sponsored by the IRS, TEC provides free tax preparation and counseling to middle and low-income taxpayers, age 60 and older. Call (800) 9069887 to locate a service near you. Also check with AARP, a participant in the TCE program that provides free tax preparation at more than 5,000 sites nationwide. To locate an AARP Tax-Aide site call (888) 227-7669 or visit aarp.org/ findtaxhelp. You dont have to be an AARP member to use this service. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior. 2014 Tax Season Filing Requirements for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Custom Dodge coupe is cruiser of the monthA spectacularly customized 1948 Dodge coupe owned by Maurice and Sandy Wells of Ellenton has been voted February cruiser of the month for the Roamin Oldies car club. Maurice spent four years building the low-riding coupe on an S-10 frame, with a Buick-style fender treatment, grille and headlights, and with 1959 Cadillac taillights. The body was chopped, channeled and revised from a pot-type to a hardtop. The hood and trunk open electrically by remote control. Power is provided by a 5.7-liter Dodge Hemi coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The coupe is so heavily modified, Maurice says, that only six of its original parts remain intact. The Roamin Oldies host a cruisein from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US 41, with a rain date the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants, who vote to select the cruiser of the month. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars often take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Sun City Center Funeral Home. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.

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16 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERAT T NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A A ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. Exp. 2/28/14$2 OFFGET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! a a CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Concrete Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps RED MULCH 5 BAGS FOR $10 Lifelike Durable AffordableSyn-TurfExpires 3/1/14 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Our Cushion Shop is worth the drive from ANYWHERE!Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices 813-876-1566 MLK Columbus Dr.Mac Dill Check us out at Because it is Feburary you should change your baits from artificial to live, regardless of the weather. A great game fish right now is the mighty tarpon. It has no food value but has always been a good trophy fish. Use at least a 50-pound test line and a wire leader of 80 pounds or more with a heavy rod and a 6/0 hook. Take a buddy along to snap the photo and help you reel in this fighter. Snap the photo and release the tarpon for someone else to catch. Your trophy will be made from the photo by your taxidermist. There are still some around. Cobia is another game fish that is enjoying our waters. It is strong and will give you a good workout before being boated. It is very good to eat. In the winter months it stays in the warm water flow of the TECO plant near Apollo Beach. We have dolphin and sailfish in our area, too. I have had both follow alongside the boat when out in deeper water. Some anglers only fish for shark. This is another fish that to land you should have a buddy along to help. I have eaten blacktip shark that was battered and deep fried and served with cheese grits. At a local bait shop last week, I overheard a fisherman say We caught some convicts today. Boy were they tricky. Sounded like a law enforcement officer talking, but it was one of two anglers who had been catching sheepshead. Many call them convict fish because their entire body is covered with black and white stripes. The tricky part is trying to hook this fish. They have a solid bone mouth and rows of teeth like a sheep. It is very difficult to set your hook. From experience, and being taught by the best, I have discovered that when you By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Use live bait; wait with bated breathfeel a nudge, count to three and then jerk the line to set your hook. Many anglers jerk at the nudge and spend all day feeding them all of their bait. This fish is bony, but a lean white meated fish, and very good table fare. Must measure l2 inches minimum and you may take l5 per person, per day. The South Shore area is close to many beautiful parks: The Little Manatee River State Park located off of US 301 in Wimauma is one of them. It is five miles south of Sun City Center off Lightfoot Road in Sundance. It is 2,416 acres of fun. Canoe rentals are available and you can even bring your horse for trail riding. Its also a great place to fish. The Alafia River State Park is in Lithia and has 6,000 acres to play, fish, ride your horse and camp. Simmons Park is in our back yard in Ruskin. Here you can fish, swim and camp. All these parks are close, so take time to enjoy them. Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa has been a favorite for years for families. It is 3,413 acres. It opened to the public in 1938 and is one of the oldest. Its just l2 miles north of Tampa. The upper areas of the rivers were teeming with bass hovering in deep holes to escape the cold. Fresh water catfish are abundant in our rivers, too. They also are great table fare. Be thankful for the pure clear water, the seabreeze you are breathing, and the beauty of Gods creation.Retirement investing for women is topicPat Kaye, financial advisor with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, will speak about retirement investing for women at the February dinner meeting of the Southshore Charter Chapter of American Business Womens Association. The meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Networking and sign-in start at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program at 6 p.m. The menu will offer six options for dinner, including entree, dessert and beverage. The cost is $16, cash or check only. This dinner meeting is open to anyone interested in attending; nonmembers are welcome. To RSVP, send an email to diana@brandonfamilylaw.com. Art show to benefit SouthShore Arts CouncilA show of work by artist Grace McKee on Saturday, March 15, is a fund-raiser for the SouthShore Arts Council. A $5 donation to the council gains you admission to the exhibit of graphite, carbon and charcoal pencil sketches entitled Portrait Sketches from Selfies. The show will be at the MiraBay Clubhouse, 205 Point Harbor Lane, Apollo Beach.

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18 FEBRUARY 20, 2014Riverview teacher honored by Gov. Scott for her life of service and contributionBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netWhen she received the phone call, Regenia Smith, a former US Marine and a teacher at Collins Elementary School in Riverview, thought someone was playing a joke on her. Regenia Smith has served for her entire life. She served her nation, retiring after 21 years of active duty service with the US Marine Corps, and today she continues to serve both her community and nation in helping to shape tomorrows leaders as a teacher. Ive always wanted to teach, Smith said. Once I knew I was going to retire, I knew this is what I was going to do. This is not about a job, its not about the money, it is about making a difference. There are always days, but overall it is fun. Especially those days when you can see it in the eyes of the children. Making a difference, whether it is little or not, is the feeling. Although to Smith, educating and helping the children is all the reward and recognition she needs, Gov. Rick Scott recently recognized her as well. It was a recognition well-deserved. The governors office said in a press release: During a recent meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Gov. Rick Scott recognized seven educators who formerly served in various branches of the military with MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOCollins Elementary School fourth-grade teacher and one of seven recipients statewide of Gov. Rick Scotts Shine Award, Regenia Smith is surrounded by her students, cheering for her well-deserved recognition. the Governors Shine Award for their service to our country and their contributions to Floridas students. Scott said, Recognizing the men and women who have not only served our country, but are now also teaching Florida students, is a tremendous honor. Floridas education system continues to succeed because of the dedication of educators like these. I want to thank these teachers for their dedicated service both to our country and our classrooms. The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively impacted children through education. Regenia Smith, US Marine Corps, Hillsborough County, Collins Elementary School Smith retired from the United States Marine Corps after 21 years of active duty service. After retirement she fulfilled her longtime dream of becoming an educator and received a Master of Education Leadership degree from Strayer University. Her teaching career began three years ago after being a substitute teacher for four years. She currently teaches fourth grade at Collins Elementary in Riverview. The philosophy for her students is student success through academic achievement. Congratulations, Ms. Smith, and thank you for your service in all the forms you have so selflessly chosen.CorrectionBecause of a reporting error in last weeks article about the Lennard High School Robotics Club, the Rotary Club that provided the annual contact Peggy Gleason, president, 986 Villeroy Greens Drive, Sun City 813-634-14554002 Sun City Center Blvd., Unit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (One block west of the Hospital)www.theskincancercenters.comSouth Hillsborough Countys Only Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon Michael G. Caruso, M.D. Howard A. Oriba, M.D. Leslee Baute, P.A.-C. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSLongest Practicing Dermatology Ofce in Sun City CenterEstablished in 1982 | State-of-the-Art Mohs Surgical Laboratory | General Dermatology | Skin Cancer Identication, Diagnosis, Treatment and Removal | Rash Treatment | Mole Removal | Cosmetics | Free Skin Cancer ScreeningFor Your Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Needs: Available Monday Through Friday Open to KP and SCC Residents EXPLORE 4 ROOMS! Borini Theatre E/W Room Banquet Room Craft Room 10 a.m. 2 p.m. KPCH Front Lawn Shop household items athletic gear, clothing, antiques, jewelry, books and more! Bring your lawn chair, and have a great time at this annual fun-lled event! FREE TO ATTEND!Open to SCC Residents Entertainment: Full Circle 12-2 p.m. Food available for purchase Love My Pooch Dog Show Tampa Bay Markets Fresh & Local fruits, vegetables Homemade Items Eco Friendly Items Handmade Items Outside exhibitors including community groups and local businesses

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 19 illsborough earing Aid Center Better Hearing...Better Life! H Ring Power initiates healthier lifestyles for employees f four largest Florida locations covering nutrition, weight loss, gym reimbursements and preventive health. Some of our employees have medical conditions they never knew they had, like heart conditions or diabetes. We have already found some employees today who are pre-diabetic and did not know it, said Minzenberg, an assistant vice president at Ring Power. The company is a Florida-based Caterpillar dealership covering the states north and central regions, and has 400 employees in Riverview. Minzenberg said that, while many employees expressed an interest in health, nutrition and fitness, many didnt know how to deal with that, so we felt it was up to us to assist them, and this is the way to do it in a way that doesnt cost them anything. With an average employee tenure between 15 and 20 years, Ring Power knows health care is an issue that is foremost in many of their employees minds. Its a very tight-knit group of long-term employees, Minzenberg said. The event included screening for diabetes, blood glucose, cholesterol and obesity. Health coaches were on hand to offer advice. Now in its fourth year, the health fair found employees who didnt realize they were obese according to body mass index guidelines. As a result, Ring Power partnered with local gyms and the YMCA to encourage exercise. They also brought in nutrition specialists to promote healthy eating. The company also has contracts with local farmers markets to bring fresh fruits and KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSMore than 100 employees turned out for the Ring Power health fair in Riverview. Jaime Sanders of the Bailey Group, right, and Rachel Lando, were among the vendors at the health fair. Kari and Shelly Minzenberg, left, joined Jody Hough at the health fair.vegetables to each location. The Healthy Builders program covers gym reimbursements, paying 50 percent of any Weight Watchers fees, and a biggest losers weight contest with prize money. The biggest loser contest had been very well received by employees, said Vicki Wood, a human resources liaison and wellness coordinator who handles the contest at Ring Powers Riverview office. We had a great turnout already for the contest, which kicks off Monday. Theres been a lot of positive feedback. Everyone wants to lose weight and be healthy. People really like it and want more of it. The health fair gives employees better tools to deal with health issues. A lot of people dont go to the doctor or go for their annual checkup, but they come here and they get a shock and then they go to the doctor and get checked out, Minzenberg said. Any time you have a wellness program in a company, it pays off for the company because you have healthy employees, which leads to happy employees, which leads to productive employees. Its a win-win for everyone. The feedback had been great, said Jaime Sanders of the Bailey Group, one of several vendors with tables at the event. The benefits broker company helps Ring Power employees with their health insurance and retirement planning. This is a physical job, so its a great benefit to be able to come here and get checked out for free, said William Berry, an 18-year Ring Power service technician. It helps you see that you can get yourself back on track with your health. Even my kids come with me now. The fairs help you find out where you are going, and with the health experts you get to know what you need to proceed, said Jean Wynne, a rental supervisor with 16 years at Ring Power. Theres no pressure, either, she said. They are not there to condemn you by saying things like you are too big. They understand and talk to you like a real person and dont make you feel bad. Theres no judgment there. COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W.RUSKIN645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTING

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20 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Mon 03: MORNING MOVIES CANCELLED CARING CASTLE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA CANCELLED 9 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 04: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 05: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 06: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 07: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDICAL GROUP SUN CITY CENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) Thu 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 21: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 24: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 25: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 26: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 27: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 28: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm FEBRUARY 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes See the entire calendar online: JSAMedicalGroup.comMARCH 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! Food Bank Coordinators are asked to pick up their goods from the Have a Heart Caring Castle 787 Cortaro Drive 9 am to NOON Master Certified Technicians Lic# MVS51635 AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair Center We participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 Owners: Lee & Julie Davis $2795OIL CHANGE*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars LUBE, OIL & FILTER WE CARRY Michelin, BF Goodrich & Uniroyal TiresStop in and get a tire quoteHandling Issues Bottoming Out Brake Fade Excessive Play Hard Steering Low Brake Pedal Paul Utter receives Champion of Service Award Paul Utter, a recent recipient of the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, sits with Ellie, his Southeastern Guide Dog companion since 2011.During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida chief executive officer Chester Spellman presented the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award to Paul Utter, a Southeastern Guide Dogs graduate and volunteer. According to the governors office, It is an honor to present the Champion of Service Award to Paul for his volunteer efforts with Southeastern Guide Dogs. He demonstrates the variety of ways that Floridians improve and inspire the lives of many in their communities. Utter is a US Air Force veteran and volunteer for Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., which has provided guide dogs to people with visual impairments for over 30 years. Paul was matched with a veterans service dog named Ellie in April 2011 through Southeastern Guide Dogs Paws for Patriots program. The Paws for Patriots program pairs visually impaired veterans with guide dogs and also trains and places exceptional veterans service dogs into a partnership benefiting veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress. Since his partnership with Ellie began, Paul has worked tirelessly to increase his comfort around large groups of people so he can share information about Southeastern Guide Dogs mission. He has volunteered with veterans service dog trainers, provided support and encouragement to veterans who are newly matched with guide dogs, and has even thrown the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays game to raise awareness about Southeastern Guide Dogs. The Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award honors individuals and groups for outstanding volunteer efforts. For more information about the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Awards, visit www. VolunteerFlorida.org.Observer News travel writer wins goldThe North American Travel Journalists Association has announced that Warren Resen, travel writer for The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current, has won gold in the 2013 Annual NATJA Awards Competition. His winning category was Travel Series Newspaper, and his winning entry was his series entitled See The USA. This awards competition, now in its 22nd year, honors the best of the best in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide. Warren has been writing for The Observer News family of newspapers for four years. This is the first time he has submitted an entry to the NATJA competition. His work is in good company, with other winners coming from national publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso, Delta Sky, and USA TODAYs Travel. NATJA Awards recognize excellence in travel writing, photojour nalism, social media, multimedia platforms, advertising, marketing and public relations for the travel and tourism industry. This year, NATJA received 600 submissions from all over the world. This years entries were an outstanding mix of local and inter national stories with dynamic and creative elements that provided the visual through words or photography to transport the reader to the destination, said Helen Hernandez, chief executive officer of the organization. The judging has become increasingly difficult every year, given the abundance of talent in the travel journalism community. NATJA is the second-largest travel media association in North America and also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (www.travelworldmagazine.com). 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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 21 DONATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDU CTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FR EE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas Rebate CardWITH YOUR VEHICLE DONATION. CALL FOR DETAILS. (813) 641-3603205 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570accountantapollobeach.com Are You Paying Too Much Tax?Ask Someone Who Will Make Sure You Are Not! take the time to investigate your situation and to NEW CLIENT COUPON OFFER$40 Off! John V. Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified In-Office Procedure Safe, Effective, Affordable Medicare Accepted Call Now! 813-634-9260 www.ErasersInc.comLet a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon & Vein SpecialistEliminate Your Ugly Veins!Why Go Anywhere Else? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: If your dog is refusing his meals but is still overweight, he might be getting too many treats and snacks during the day. Check with everyone in the household to make sure your dog isnt being given duplicate snacks. Last week a group from US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 in Ruskin, accompanied by Trooper, a 10-year-old golden retriever, visited with veterans at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, and delivered Valentine packages that had been assembled by schoolchildren from the Sarasota area. Each Valentine package contained a personal note thanking the veteran for his service. Many veterans were moved to tears while reading these messages. The week of Feb. 14 each year is an opportunity for all citizens to say thank you to a special group of men and women, the more than 98,000 veterans of the US Armed Services who are cared for every day in Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, outpatient clinics and nursing homes. Aside from this kind of activity, the Coast Guard Auxiliary can be found along the coastlines and the nations heartland, teaching safe-boating classes, offering free vessel examinations and patrolling the waterways. To learn more about Coast Guard Auxiliary membership, call Judy Clapp at (813) 633-5416, or email sccjudy@msn.com. To register for a boating safety class or to schedule a courtesy vessel examination, call Guy Mandigo at (813) 641-2488, or email auxmandigo@earthlink.net. And to learn more about Flotilla 75, visit http://flotilla75.org.SCC Interfaith Council sponsors guide dog for Gibsonton residentThrough its grants program, the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center recently sponsored a student at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto. Bill Winston and his guide dog Roguespiere (better known as Piere to his friends) were graduated from Southeastern Guide Dogs, Jan. 30. A resident of Gibsonton, Bill fell while street skating as a teenager. The accident detached his retina, and for years his vision deteriorated. Before graduating, Bill lived and trained at the Southeastern Guide Dogs facility for 26 days. While there, he learned how to care for Piere and how to navigate with a guide dogs help. Bill said that before getting Piere his routine consisted of going to work at the Social Security Administration and going home. He didnt get out much. Now that he has Piere, he plans to go on walks and spend time at the mall. He said he trusts Piere, and now has the confidence to venture out. The Interfaith Council comprises nine Sun City Center houses of worship. Its funding for scholarships and grants comes from the Nearly New Shop. Community support for the Nearly New Shop makes it possible for the IFC to help South Shore students as well as organizations that promote education, health and human services. For more information on how to get involved with Southeastern Guide Dogs, visit www.Guidedogs.org. PHOTO COURTESY OF STUART N. SIDELL OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATIONVietnam-era Navy veteran Gregory Maynard lifts his arm for a lefthanded salute to the USCG visitors; his illness prevents the use of his right arm.US Coast Guard Auxiliary honors the nations veterans PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOPat Pelton, left, vice president of the IFC; William Winston and Roselyn Cruthis, IFC grants chairman.

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22 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity / type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. 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Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, theyd weigh more than 50 million metric tons as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bombs effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences. [From the Publishers Trailer] This program is part of the Librarys Black History Month celebration. Copies of the book are avail able at the Library. Movie Matinee: 42 Friday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon film in celebration of African-American History month. This historical sports drama/biopic, directed by Brian Heglund, covers the 1947 baseball season in which Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), decides to sign the first black Major League player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. This program is part of the Librarys Black History Month celebration. Adult Writing Workshop Monday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Focus is on novels, short stories, poetry, narrative nonfiction and memoirs. Adult/Teen Watercolor Painting Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Cory Wright and brush up on your painting skills. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Internet: Safety and Security Tuesday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Limit: 20Introduction to African-American Genealogy Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m.An introduction to the Librarys print and online resources available to learn about your African-American ancestors. Discover research hints and strategies, and learn how to organize your data. This program is part of the Librarys Black History Month celebration. eMail for iPod Wednesday, Feb. 26, 12:30 p.m. Learn to set up and use the iPad email app. Limit 20.Family Center of Deafness Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Bring a project to work on. Beginners and questions are welcome. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Limited to 32 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk, or call (813) 273-3652. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com. Take a trip back to the lives of the early Florida pioneersThe United Daughters of the Confederacy, Judah P. Benjamin Chapter, and the Florida Park Service will host the 54th Annual Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park in Ellenton. Once again you can travel back to the Old South during the day through the many lifestyle demonstrations of that time period, including women dressed in period costume. The Gamble Mansion and Patten House will be open to the public with free tours of each building. Additionally, the 4th Florida Volunteer Infantry will be dressed in military uniforms re-enacting a Confederate encampment. Music, crafts and more await attendees. Admission and parking will be free. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is on US 301 in Ellenton, one mile west of I-75 off exit #224. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. Should you need assistance to enable your full participation, contact Gamble Plantation. For further information, call Gamble Plantation Historic State Park at (941) 723-4536.

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24 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price!MORE{SELECTION DURABILITYthe ART ofWINDOW dressing J o e L a n g CFP G lenn K r cm a r ic, OS J R o b y n P a ya n t, P r esiden t T o m P a ya n t, C.E.O ., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA R e g i ster e d I n v e s t m en t A d v i s o rThomas 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!C a l l u s! 813-633-73331653 S un Ci t y C en t er P l aza S un Ci t y C en t er FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years The South Shore Council of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay held a Womens Fund Luncheon at Club Renaissance in Sun City Center last Thursday. The theme was Celebrating the Power of the Purse. During the luncheon, the Community Foundation awarded grants to Womans Club chapters in Apollo Beach, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center and Valencia Lakes. For information about the Community Foundation, visit www.cftampabay.org or call (813) 282-1975.Community Foundation celebrates the power of the purseMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSPriscilla Mixon, left, with Denise OBrien of the Community Founda tion of Tampa Bay. Spencer Faircloth, a Sun City Center resident with a long history in community philanthropy and in the Community Foundation, visits luncheon attendees. Rick Rios, chairman of the South Shore Council of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, announces the grants. Appropriately, Miche purses, provided by Lynn Wise, were raffled as prizes. For information, visit www.lynnwise.com. Womens Bible study features Gideon by Priscilla ShirerHave you ever felt insufficient? Could it be that your weaknesses are the keys that unlock Gods strength? Through a look at the life of Gideon, you can discover that instead of ignoring, neglecting or trying to escape your weaknesses, you can see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of His strength. Beginning Tuesday, March 18, at 9:15 a.m., the women of South Bay Church will embark on a seven-week study of Priscilla Shirers Gideon. This study is open to all women in the area; you do not need to be a member of South Bay Church. Register online at www. SouthBay.cc under the events tab. The cost is $15 and includes a workbook. Childcare, with advanced registration, is $5 per family, per class. For more information, email faith@southbay.cc or call (813) 677-0721. The church is located at 13498 US 301 S, Riverview, just south of Big Bend Road.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 25 Free pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day March 4Go to IHOP restaurants on National Pancake Day, March 4, to enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and help raise money for charity. IHOP restaurants will again serve up free short stacks of its buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, March 4, and after eight years of success, and over $13 million dollars raised in the United States, the family-friendly restaurant chain will expand the program into Canada, Puerto Rico and offer a similar fund-raising effort in Mexico for the first time. IHOP hopes to raise more than $3 million for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities this year. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants in the United States, including, for the first time, Canada and Puerto Rico, will be participating in 15 hours of pancake delight on National Pancake Day, when millions of free pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In exchange for the free short stacks, customers are encouraged to leave a voluntary donation in support of Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities. In Mexico, IHOP restaurants will offer a stack of two buttermilk pancakes for the radically reduced price of 29 pesos, with that money being donated to Asociacin Mexicana de Ayuda a Nios con Cncer, which provides accommodations and resources to children undergoing treatment for cancer and their families. Going on now, through National Pancake Day on March 4, participating IHOP locations will also sell Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each to benefit the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital. All proceeds will help provide life-saving care, equipment and programs at 145 Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. The Miracle Balloons, another way for customers to get involved in helping IHOP restaurants meet their fund-raising goal, will be displayed throughout the restaurants. Customers who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off coupon that can be used during their next dining visit. For more information on National Pancake Day or to learn more about Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and make a donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.Three signs its time to call 9-1-1Each year, about 600,000 Americans die from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack each year, about 525,000 are first-timers, says the CDC, and those individuals may not know whats happening. Sadly, many people do not get to the hospital on time, says paramedic Dale Hemstalk. If someone is having a heart attack, for example, they should get to the hospital without delay upon the initial onset of symptoms, says Hemstalk, who is also a software developer with Fort Holdings Inc., a provider of health care software that works closely with paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters to speed delivery of medical services. We live in an age in which we should be taking greater advantage of our technology for health purposes but you have to call for help first! Hemstalk says. He shares warning signs that its time dial 9-1-1: : Men and women frequently report different symptoms. Men tend to have the classic signs, such as pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that goes away and comes back; pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms; chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. For women, symptoms tend to be back or jaw pain; difficulty breathing; nausea or dizziness; unexplainable anxiety or fatigue; mild flu-like symptoms; palpitations, cold sweats or dizziness. Triggers tend to be different between the sexes, too. In women, its often stress; in men, its physical exertion. There are clear, telltale characteristics of a stroke, including sagging on one side of the face, an arm thats drifting down and garbled speech. But there are also more subtle signs from the onset, such as sudden numbness of one side of the body, including an arm, leg and part of the face; sudden confusion, trouble speaking and understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden loss of balance; sudden headache for no apparent reason. Risk factors include diabetes, tobacco use, hypertension, heart disease, a previous stroke, irregular heartbeat, obesity, high cholesterol and heavy alcohol use. This is not the same as a heart attack, which occurs when a vessel supplying the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrients becomes completely blocked. Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart cant pump properly, which may be due to fluid in the lungs. Warning signs include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen ankles, chest congestion and an overall limitation on activities. Just one of these symptoms may not be cause for alarm; but more than one certainly is. Risk factors include various heart problems, serious viral infections, drug or alcohol abuse, severe lung disease and chemotherapy. At no point should anyone be discouraged from calling 911; the bottom line is, if you feel its an emergency and you need to call 911, call 911! Hemstalk says. There are many reasons to seek assistance from emergency responders, and they are not limited to those that Ive mentioned. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged For adults.An introduction to free open source software alternatives to commonly used programs. Discover free alternatives to Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, even a completely free alternative to Windows O/S Ubuntu. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. For adults. Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will demonstrate how to use the device and popular functions. General Settings, Security, iCloud, Software, and Apps. How to open an Apple account, Internet access, and more. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. For adults. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. For adults. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming Events. ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. . ............Chili Cook-Off 3-5 p.m. Music by .................................................... Nickles and Dimes . ........................................$1 draft beer all day and evening.. .............................6 p.m. Bingo. . .............................$1 draft beer all day and evening. . ........................Come on down and socialize. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. County commissioner Sandy Murman earns top leadership awardJunior Achievement of Tampa Bay recently announced that Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra L. Murman has been chosen from more than 187,000 US volunteers to earn the organizations premier award for volunteerism, the Bronze Leadership Award. The purpose of the Bronze Leadership Award is to recognize JA volunteers who have performed outstanding service to Junior Achievement. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills with students, volunteers help students make the connection between what they learn in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life. Sandy Murman is a wonderful example of how one person can make such a huge difference in the lives of young people in our community, said Richard George, president of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay. The local business community has been extremely supportive of Junior Achievements goal of inspiring local students to succeed in the global economy, said George. And Commissioner Sandy Murman is a remarkable example of that spirit of generosity. In a very real way, she helps Hillsborough JA students develop financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workreadiness skills, contribute to the community and participate in the revitalization of the economy. Junior Achievements Bronze Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence. The award is presented in recognition of participation and leadership in supporting and expanding JAs student impact, increasing resources and/ or operational excellence and sustainability.Sandy MurmanThe Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations Division of Hotels and Restaurants is cutting 54 percent off the fee for obtaining an annual temporary event license for public food service establishments. The fee reduction is expected to attract more operators previously unable to afford the higher licensing cost, as well as reduce the workload required of the department, creating operational efficiencies. This fee reduction means businesses participating in temporary events such as food festivals and fairs, which are taking the state by storm, can now have an affordable avenue to participate in an infinite amount of events each year, said Ken Lawson, secretary of DBPR. Beginning in February, the food service annual temporary event license fee will cost $456, which is a reduction from the previous fee of $1,000. The Division of Hotels and Restaurants licenses and inspects public food service establishments at temporary events, such as fairs, carnivals, flea and farmers markets and other short-term events. Under current law, the DBPR is required to perform an inspection each time a temporary permit is obtained by a licensee. By making the annual temporary license more affordable, DBPR would be reducing burdensome license fees that do not make good business sense, increasing internal efficiencies and streamlining operations. Annual vendor licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase and allow the licensee to operate at an unlimited number of temporary events throughout the year. A separate license is required for each food service booth or facility. In addition to the annual vendor license, temporary event licenses can be issued for events lasting one to three days as well as four to 30 days.Mix the DBPR with the DHR, and what do you get? Alphabet soup? No, a 54 percent cut in license feesBe sure to search our classified section starting on page 32 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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26 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000\000j^[\000Ykhh[dj FEBRUARY 20, 2014 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the: SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER —NON-INSTRUMENTAL— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank) ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US: SUNDAY MORNINGS: Rev. Richard Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m. Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. ......................................... Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. ....................................... Traditional Service 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 TRADITIONAL WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study FriendshipBaptistChurchSCC.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP The Anointing Church "\016`SS\\000;O\\000]`\016`WdS\032\016A\032\016:\016’\016&\037!\033' \033$$"\036 www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Area Obituaries Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel ->}œ}'iU£££x\015\014iiLL\011` /…'`>]\\000*\037U\012>‡™UVV''œ} Do not be too moral. Be not simply good; be good for something. — Henry David Thoreau 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 Our Community Rev. Dr. Timothy Shirley Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance Wimauma Church of God James R. Carney James R. Carney, 87, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away February 14, 2014. He served in the United States Navy and retired as a charter boat captain. He was a member of the VFW, the Moose and the Elks lodges in both Maryland and Florida. He was preceded in death by his four brothers: Chester, Robert, William and Gene Carney. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Judith; daughters Sandra (Jorge) Alves, Andrea (Bill) Schoonover, Cheryl Wilkinson and Lori (John) Suomela; 11 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Memorial service with Military Honors will be at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2104 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. Travis Caudill Travis Caudill, 81, of Ruskin died Monday, February 10. He was born to the late Stephen and Corsia Caudill on July 10, 1932, in Clay County, Ky. He married Etna Eileen on August 6, 1955, and they lived together in Bethel, Ohio, where they had three children, Joan, Darrell and Jeffery, before relocating to Ruskin in 1976. Travis was a spot welder for General Motors and retired after several years of service. He attended Ruskin First Assembly of God and Destiny Church since 1976. He loved to travel with his wife Eileen and they enjoyed many road trips together. Travis is survived by wife Eileen; son Jeffrey; daughters–in-law Jill and Lorraine; grandchildren Donna, Shanna, David and Travis; as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family that loved him dearly. Travis enjoyed fishing, music, singing, spending time with family and traveling. Travis will be remembered as a loving, caring, funny, patient, strong, praying man of God. A great legacy for all of us to live up to. He is walking the Streets of Glory with his son and daughter. Forever in our hearts until we meet again in Heaven. Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home. Claude V. Gardner Claude V. Gardner passed away on February 13, 2014. Claude was born in 1910 in Iola, Kan. He grew up in Arkansas City, Kan., where he met and married Edie in 1932. They had four children: Donald, Lynn, Jill, and Claudia. They lived many years in St. Louis, where Claude calculated rates for a trucking company. In his free time, Claude singlehandedly built a family swimming pool, repaired old clocks, refinished antique furniture and restored a 1948 Pontiac convertible. He entered this automobile in a number of car shows and won first place many times. After retirement, Claude and Edie lived in California for a number of years, before moving to Sun City Center in 2006. He had good friends at the Sun City Center walking pool, where he walked for an hour every day. He was a dear husband, father, and friend. Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home. Dorothea Morgan Oaks Dorothea Morgan Oaks, age 103, of Chapel Hill, N.C., passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014, at her residence. A native of Lebanon, Ind., Mrs. Oaks was the daughter of the late Vern Morgan and Beatrice Powell Morgan. She worked in retail and was a member of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Oakes, daughter Patricia N. Abney, who passed away in 2008, and sister Thelma Harris, who passed away in 2007. She is survived by granddaughters Malia (Jimmy) Reed of Chapel Hill and Lisa Michon of Nashville, Tenn.; grandson Kevin (Cathy) Wilson of Sparta, N.C.; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. The family will hold private services at a later date. Condolences of sympathy may be sent to www.billsmcgaugh.com. Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory of Lewisburg, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements. Clarke K. Olson Clarke K. Olson, of Sun City Center, Florida (formerly of Lake Linden, Mich.), passed away Monday, February 4, 2014 ,after a short illness. He was born in Owattona, Minn. on April 27, 1917, the son of Lynn Stevens Olson, a banker in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and Lillian King Olson. He is predeceased by brother Cort Olson and sister Lynor Olson Currier. Clarke attended public schools in Owattona and Duluth, Minn., and attended and graduated from Michigan Tech University, where he helped put himself through school playing saxophone and singing baritone for Warnie Ruhl’s big band at dances in Houghton, Mich. He continued his music, entertaining family and friends his entire life. He later attended Ann Arbor School of Law before joining the Army just before Pearl Harbor. He left the army as a major, staying in the reserves a few more years. While in the service, he married Celia Pearce of Lake Linden, Mich. (deceased in 2001) and lived in several locations, including Arlington, Va., and Bend, Ore., before returning to Houghton County, Mich., where he headed the Superior Bottled Gas Co., serving the Upper Peninsula and parts of Wisconsin. He later earned his master’s degree and taught mining math at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Mich. Clarke and Celia raised five children in Lake Linden and Bootjack, Mich.: Lynn Gareau, deceased in 2013; Jim, deceased in 2012; Chester Pearce, currently of Silver Springs, Fla.; Kathryn Umbarger (John) of Burbank, Wash.; Betsy West of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Deborah Frontiera (Jasper) of Houston, Texas. Over the years, Clarke, his family and Celia traveled by sailboat, and later motor trawler, exploring most of Lake Superior’s islands and lakeshore. At one point he took his trawler up the St. Lawrence River, down through New York State canals, down the East Coast to Ruskin, Fla., where they spent winters, returning four years later by the same route. He and Celia also traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, spending winters in Sun City Center, where Clarke finally settled for the last 13 years. Besides his children and niece Cortney Webb (Gary), he is survived by 12 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium at Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, on March 3, 2014. For more details, call (727) 600-7751. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to do so may make donations in Clarke’s name at Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KA 66675; www.woundedwarriorproject.org/do nate. William (Bill) Richmond Sr. William (Bill) J. Richmond Sr., 79, who was born in Latham, N.Y., and resided in Riverview, Fla., passed away on Feb. 14, 2014, after a courageous fight against cancer. He was Catholic by faith and a career Navy Corpsman whose service spanned through Korea and Vietnam. He retired again from the VA Hospital, Albany, N.Y., where he served as a Physician’s Assistant, caring for fellow servicemen. He was a mentor of youth in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, serving as NE Regional Commander at the rank of Lt. Commander. He is preceded in death by parents Alfred E. and Ada, brothers John and Alfred G., and beloved first wife Marie Lucille. He is survived by loving wife Joyce; sister Adelaide; sons Marc, Michael, James, Edward and William Jr.; daughter Michele; stepchildren Patrick, Cheryl, Mark and Paul; 21 grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. He was appreciated by many and loved by all for leaving this world a better place. He will be missed by a mass of friends associated with Summerfield Crossings and all those he met through life’s journey … as he never met a stranger. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at Summerfield Crossing Golf Club on Thursday, Feb. 20, with the final resting ceremony to be held in St. Joseph, Minn., at a date to be determined. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warriors. Correction Because of an editing error, the obituary for Virginia Gummere that ran last week included an incorrect location. She was in Wilkesboro, N.C., at the time of her death. We regret the error. Obituaries continued on page 28 X

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014 27 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................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 Bishop Lynch presents Saint Jude AwardCissy Barr was recently awarded the Diocese of St. Petersburgs Saint Jude the Apostle Medal in recognition of distinguished and outstanding service at St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. Pictured after the award ceremony are, from left: the Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F., Pastor of St. Anne Church; John Barr; the Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg; and Cissy. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave. N.E., Ruskin. Its website is www.SaintAnneRuskin.org. The Healing Power of the Bible is topic at Feb. 23 programElise Moore, international Christian Science speaker from Nashville, will present a one-hour talk on The Healing Power of the Bible at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Atriums Florida Room in Sun City Center. My own spiritual journey began with a love of the Bible, says Moore. Ive experienced physical healings from Bible study. Well talk about theological concepts of baptism, being reborn, and salvation, and explore how this relates to physical cures. Her talk will include the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible and scriptural insights from theologian Mary Baker Eddy from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The talks sponsor, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Ruskin-Sun City Center, says handouts will include examples of Bible verses and prayers that have proven to heal consistently, as well as several articles on effective prayer and healing. Moore has been in the Christian healing ministry for more than 25 years. She has been a chaplain for a homeless shelter, organized after-school programs for disadvantaged youth, organized adult literacy programs and participated in interfaith organizations. She has given talks in a variety of venues in 13 countries and more than 300 cities. She teaches classes in Christian Science healing and is known for giving step-by-step practical tips that anyone can practice in his or her own life. For more information, call (813) 938-1065. There is no charge for the talk, and no collection will be taken. Elise MooreSHMA Community Sing is Feb. 24The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association will facilitate its monthly Community Sing at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Maranatha Church of God, 55 Sixth Ave. S.E., Ruskin The hosting church is Grace and Truth Fellowship International. The Prelude to the Sing will start at 6:30 p.m.; refreshments will be served afterward. SHMA is an interactive group of local church ministers and congregations committed to the work of Jesus Christ in South Hillsborough County. For more information, call (813) 633-5404.Chorus concert this Sunday at Prince of PeaceAt 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host three accomplished graduating seniors and two faculty members from the Department of Music at Ave Maria University for a recital of art songs, opera selections and solo piano repertoire in the churchs Conesa Center. Musical selections will include pieces by Schumann, Bellini, Mozart and many others. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. A free-will offering will be accepted. 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. The Taylors are comingThe Taylors, a brother-sister quartet from the heart of North Carolina, are coming to Simmons Loop Baptist Church, Sunday, Feb. 23, at the 10:45 a.m. service. Siblings Jonathan, Suzanne, Christopher and Leslie are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through gospel music. The church is located at 6610 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview. For more information, call (813) 6779310 or visit www.simmonsloop.org.Friendship Baptist Church airs second movie of its seasonFriendship Baptist Church will air the movie Brother White at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. The movie deals with the story of an associate pastor at a rich megachurch in Southern California who is assigned to a small community church in an inner-city Atlanta neighborhood. Everyone is invited to the 5 p.m. showing, with food served during an intermission. Friendship Baptist is at 1511 El Rancho Drive in Sun City Center. South Shore Brass Quintet to perform at United Methodist Church in Sun City CenterThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes the South Shore Brass Quintet for a special concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, in the church sanctuary. This local ensemble will be per forming music in a great range of styles, from rag and jazz to popular and classical. The quintet was organized by Harry Stanton (trombone) and Annette Stanton (French horn) in 2012, and has since played recitals with organ and choir as well as complete recitals. Other performers include Ar mand Olevano and Ken Easton on trumpets, and Dave Brown on tuba. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. The United Methodist Church is at 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, director of Worship Arts, at (813) 634-2539. South Shore Brass Quintet

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28 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Mr. Frank StromManaging Director, Hillsborough County Office of Veteran AffairsWill present a seminar on:Veteran Affairs Aid and Attendance Benefits Tuesday, Feb. 25NoonLearn more about the Aid and Attendance Benefit Program. Could YOU be eligible for a government program that could supplement your income if you need more assistance?A free lunch will be servedR.S.V.P. required. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot TODAY! Call (813) 633-3333 The Healing Power of the BibleA talk by Elise L. Moore, Nashville, TNInternational Christian speaker, Chaplain for the homeless, Christian Science healer. Sunday, February 23, at 3 p.m. Florida Room, The Atrium 945D North Course Lane Sun City Center No charge, no collection will be taken The Very Best6416 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Apollo Beach(Publix Shopping Center)(813) 645-5909www.verybestbarbers.com HOURS OF OPERATION:Mon. Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm 36$2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You Obituariescontinued from page 26X Signy Landmark RudolphySigny Landmark Rudolphy, 84, of Sun City Center, passed away February 8, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, who died in October 2011. Signy is survived by daughters Cynthia Wood, Pamela German, Jennifer Bieksha and Margaret Brusletto; six grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. A private memorial will be held at a later date in Hilton Head, SC. The family wishes to extend its appreciation to the LifePath Hospice Gold Team, and to the many kind staff members of ManorCare of Carrollwood, for their caring support during their mothers illness. Gary Lee TharpGary Lee Tharp, 59, of Cottondale, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on January 31, 2014, at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Gary was born on November 17, 1954, in Tampa, Fla., to Perry Lee and Sara Frances Tharp. He had lived in Cottondale ever since he moved from Ruskin, Fla., in 1984. Gary was a member of Sapp Holiness Church. He loved gospel music and going to church. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Linda Hailes. He is survived by sister Diane Fleming of Ruskin; brother-in-law Malcolm Hailes of Chipley, Fla.; nieces and nephews Vicki Silva of Ruskin, In Memory of Jana Lynette The family of Jana Lynette Hatfield Cruz wishes to thank members of the extended family and many friends who helped and gave support during our loss. Special appreciation is extended to Tom Beck, the spiritual counselor who performed the service, to those who brought food and sent flowers, to those who helped to direct the services, and to those who read the poems on behalf of the children. A special thanks goes out to Mike and Erica Schaub for opening their beautiful home up to all family and friends following the services. There are three things that last and the greatest of these is LOVE Life isnt about waiting for the storm to pass, Its about learning to dance in the rain. Bill Stroud of Glenrock, Pa., Dwayne Phillips (Susan) of Dade City, Fla., and Chrissy Ward (James) of Chipley; several great-nieces and -nephews; and extended family. Funeral services were held on February 4 at Sapp Holiness Church. Burial followed in Rock Hill Cemetery in Chipley.What you dont know about religion (but should) is topicDr. Ryan Cragun of the University of Tampa specializes in the sociological study of religion. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, he will speak to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center on What You Dont Know About Religion (But Should). The UU Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on E. Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome. UCC couples celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2014Thirty six couples who are members of United Community Church in Sun City Center will celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2014. Two couples, Gerald and Judy Bell and Dr. Lou and Barbara Leone, celebrate 50 years; five celebrate 60; one 61; eight 62; five 63; one 64; two 65; four 66; one 67; four 68; and two couples, Robert and Dusty Held and Bob and Elaine Rich, celebrate 70 years of marriage in 2014.

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Air Force Air Force Reserve Airman Victor A. Bartolomei graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associates degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Bartolomei is the son of Mildred and Ismel Garcia of Ruskin. He is a 2013 graduate of Lennard High School. Air Force Air Force Airman Jahyla A. Veira graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associates degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Veira is the daughter of Royena Lynch of Riverview and niece of Saida Lynch of Ruskin. She is a 2011 graduate of Celebration High School.RagoodialArmy Army Pvt. Richard W. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Hall is the son of Christina Hall of Apollo Beach. He is a 2011 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton.

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HORN ROOFING LLC OF APOLLO BEACH (813) 419-4165Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES Were On Top Of It BUDDYS ROOFING 813-982-0218 Leak & Re-Roofing SpecialistsWE FIX LEAKS NO ONE ELSE CAN! www.buddysroofing.com t We Carry Workers Comp For Your Protection Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S STORAGES WINDOW CLEANINGW WINDOW FILMW TREE SERVICET HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL 813-982-0218 813-690-3296 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 31 Your Ride is Here! Transportation from Sun City Center to: Airports, Cruise Port, Doctor, Lab, Shopping, Special Events sjsajb@outlook.com Shirley (813) 390-2131 Art (813) 419-8002Please book Airport or Cruise Port service 1 week in advance. TRANSPORTATIONT COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W.RUSKIN645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! St. John the Divine Church, and they opened their doors for us. So began The Lords Lighthouse Mission. Hungry families begin lining up at the pantry on East College Avenue before 7 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, food distribution day. Each family receives a 10-pound bag of food, including beans, rice and tortillas and anything else that might have been donated that week. There is a great need here in Ruskin, Dora said. If not for donations we would have very little on the shelves. The pantry spends $800 a week on food, buying staples like rice and beans from Sams Club and fresh tortillas from Apollo Meats. Grants from the Community Foundation of Sun City Center ($20,000 last year) and the Interfaith Council ($15,000 in 2012), free food from five area 7-11 stores, and individual donations help keep the wolf from the pantrys door, but the wolf is never far away, said Carlos Rivera, the missions treasurer. Most weeks, the food is all gone by 10 a.m. Rivera said. The pantry also provides a free meal to the homeless and hungry after the 11 a.m. Sunday service at St. Johns on College Avenue. Homeless for eight months, William (not related to the Cruzes) is among some 100 people who turn up for the Sunday meal. It helps tide me over, he said. I dont know what I would do if it was not here. Thank God they are. Julio, homeless since October, is another regular at the Sunday food bank. This is the only place I come to, he said. I dont know what I would do without it; go hungry, I guess. The missions Access program also helps clients apply for federal programs like food stamps, Medicare and Social Security. Some of the people who come in dont even know they are eligible for help, said Van Loan. But they have people there that are licensed who can help with the applications. The missions clothing and furniture store also help, especially in cold weather. The places that a lot of the people live are often not very warm or well-insulated, Van Loan said. The need is just so great. I think everyone has a responsibility to take care of others. Some of us have so much, while others have so little, but it is very rewarding to be part of it. Now 82, Dora Cruz shows no sign of slowing down. Her husband is 85. Dora is an amazing person with prayer, but she also doesnt hesitate to call people when they dont have enough food, Van Loan said. The Lords Lighthouse, 815 East College Ave., is always looking for donations of food, clothing and furniture. Financial donations are especially welcome because these can be leveraged to buy food by the pound from local suppliers. For more information, call (813) 641-7100 or (813) 321-9723 or visit the groups website, www. lordslighthouse.org.Ruskin food pantry, mission a labor of love for Cruz family COURTESY OF THE LORDS LIGHTHOUSEFamilies start lining up for food at The Lords Lighthouse an hour before the pantry opens its doors on Tuesday.f KEVIN BRADY PHOTOPastor William and Dora Cruz, both in their 80s, have helped establish some of South Countys largest food banks during the last 30 years. KEVIN BRADY PHOTORaquel Comacho, a volunteer at The Lords Lighthouse, helps feed the homeless after a Sunday service at St. John the Divine Church.Where to donate to Caring Castle Canned 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 Drive, Sun City Center, behind Burger King on State Road 674. Other local food banks benefiting from the Caring Castle include St. Anne Church, 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.

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Antique Zenith Trans Oceantics radio, Edison player, brass horn, last century with cylinder records. Malodian, Featherlite Singer sew ing machine. 823B Bahia Del Sol Drive 8am-1pm. Feb. 22. 813-645-4991 Multi family garage sale. Saturday, Feb. 22, 8am-noon. Platinum Dr off South Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Look for balloons Moving sale. Furniture, tools, kitchen items, hardware, misc. household items. Saturday, Feb. 22, 9am-3pm. 810 Light foot Dr., Sundance. South of 674 +XJH\003DOH Quality jewelry including gold & silver. Appliances, tools, books, health aids, animal things & more. Friday & Saturday, 8:30am-? 1302 Bluewater SCC. Buying gold & coins. Multi family yard sale. El Rancho to Ojai to 1401 Hacienda, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. Lots of misc. & antiques. Moving sale. Friday & Saturday, 8am2pm. Tools, craft supplies, household items, bedroom suite, roll top desk, small freezer, Schwinn bicycle & much more. 633 Oakmont Ave., SCC. Move in sale. Mowers, ladders, de KXPLGLHU\017\003MHZHOU\)-4(\017\003KDPPRFN\003\011\003PXFK\003 more. 1625 Faxton Dr., SCC. off W. Del Webb. Friday 9am-4pm. Saturday, 9am-1pm. Moving sale. 2325 E. Del Webb SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. Furniture, complete queen bedroom set, kitchen items, Polish pottery,. Christmas stuff, air compressor & other tools, decor & treasures 310 G ARA G E/ YARD SALE Moving sale. 1742 Cloister Dr., SCC. 2/20 through 2/22, 8am-1pm. Household items, decor, clothing, furniture, tools, collectibles & much more. Multi family yard sale. Saturday, Feb. 22 only. 8am-2pm. Something for ev eryone. Quality clothing, housewares, motorcycle stuff & much much more. 11306 North St., Gibsonton (off Symmes Rd) New handmaid 18” doll clothes, now available at a :HH\003%RXWLTXH 6122 Hwy 41, Apollo Beach. Next to Winn Dixie. 813-645-4569 Moving sale. Friday 9am-1pm. Saturday 8am-2pm. Furniture, appliances, scrap wood, etc. 123 Lookout Dr., Apollo Beach (behind Circle K) Huge yard sale. Tools, furniture, house hold & more. 135 21st St. NW, Ruskin. Friday 2/21 8am-5pm. Saturday 2/22, 8am-3pm. Huge garage sale. St Andrews Estates. Friday & Saturday, 2/21 & 2/22, 8am-1pm. Household items, furniture, books, clothes, some Christmas, metal shelving, bicycle, great selection of misc. treasures. Something for everyone. Come look us over!! 414 Stoneham Dr., SCC SCC Multi family yard sale. 641642 Ft Duquesna, SCC. Feb 20, 21 & 22, 8am-2pm. Antiques, clothing, household goods, tools, small furniture Block sale. Feb. 20, Thursday, 7am-2pm. SCC. Indian Wells Ave., Augusta, Riveria & Desert Hills, Lots of misc. Moving sale. Lots of furniture, clothing, V\017\003&KULVWPDV\003VWXII\017\003JODVV\003JXULQHV\017\003 antiques, pictures. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 8am-? 6021 Fauna Lane, Apollo Beach \ Bus tickets March 22, Art Festival $20. CD radio I-POD Panasonic $45. HP printer $20, Secretary 3 drawers $50. 813-938-1464 Large garage sale. 2027 New Bedford Dr., SCC. 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PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 Chandelier, very large, 9 lights w/ shades, white coral. Original cost $8,000 selling price $3,000 for ballroom or large home. must see. Full length beautiful Rascal 600 electric scooter, very good Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char gers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & 0835 MARINE REAL ESTATE500 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special Storage.com ungraded. Full recreational facilities. Contact agent Jennifer. Smith & Associ RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127KINGS POINT YORK (1BR/1.5BA) with walk-in shower. Fixer-Upper..................................... $32,500 2BR/2BA with enclosed Lanai. Ready-tomove-in........................................... $52,500RENTAL YORK with Laminate Floors, 2 covered parking spots at front door. Annual or ShortTerm......................................... $800 / month SCC for sale by owner Completely location, corner lots with unique view. Seller financing for qualified buyer. One bedroom mobile home in waterfront view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for Center. Lanai, On former golf course sewer, trash collection, recreation 9695 Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, unfurnished, no pets. Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure tutoring, software & issues, classes. Moving restaurant for sale. Routes avail Troubleshooting solutions. Person upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. lent driving record. Any hour, Monday ping, movies, doctor appointments, casino, etc. Help with assistance even per hour. Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free es Quality housecleaning with integrity. Beach, Sun City Center. Miss Lisas Cleaning Service Depend able, thorough. Reasonable rates. No crews. 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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 SOLD Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com (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 fenced on 3 sides, large storage shed, security alarm, enclosed Florida Room with tinted and insulated windows. Close to schools, shopping and major highways. $149,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 RUSKIN WINTER/RETIREMENT HOME: 3/2 doublewide in resident-owned ner lot. Amenities include active clubhouse, heated pool and more, for $75 monthly fees. $49,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RIGHT IN TOWN, 3BR DOUBLEWIDE ON AC LOT: Very homey and well screened porch, large wood deck and breezeway leading to double carport. Corner lot may be developed. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 APOLLO BEACH COMMERCIAL BUILDING: Half-acre lot, with 3 entrances from front and back, fenced area, good parking space. Zoned C-G, this property can accommodate 1 large business or 3 separate businesses. Newer CHA & roof, new drywall, fresh paint. $299,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING! LOOKING FOR COUNTRY & PRIVACY? Nice 3BR/2BA POOL home on almost an acre (.82). Very conveniently located, off US 41 with stainless appliances and an adjoining dining area, ceramic tile, gorgeous converted to a man-cave and a one car garage. There is also an unattached garage and a storage building on the property. $199,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OR KAY PYE 361-3672 FISH TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT on this 1.6 acre corner lot on Blue Heron Lake. Subdivision has 4 lakes of 123 acres each & each has its own boat ramp & gazebo furnished with picnic tables & grills. Birds & wildlife play in every direction. 274 ft. frontage. Live the good life for just $76,300 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 WATERFRONT LOT! Peaceful & quiet country atmosphere & perfect. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. Location for a stilt home. Small canal leads to Bay. Can be yours for just $29,900. Nice large lot with privacy fence on rear. Only lot in subdivison available. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 $35,000 LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD. Your family and friends, too, on this beautiful lot. Nearly an acre in Valrico. Large 4BR 3BA older home with possible 2-car garage, large outbuilding. $162,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA/2CG condo in the preferred retirement community of SCC. Two master suites, remodeled kitchen, large utility Asking only $115,000. Call to see today, JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. Celebrating 90 years! Open HouseFor Sale By OwnerSat., 2/22 & Sun., 2/23 1 to 4 pm626 Ft. DuquesnaSCC 2/2/1.5 garage Totally updated! $164,900 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com Cypress Creek 3/2/2, low annual HOA, no CDD 3/2/2, Lake St. Clair, gated community, no CDD, low HOA. well-maintained 3/2/2 built in 2008, short sale Custom 3/2/2 WATERFRONT home with covered lift KINGS POINT 2/2 CONDO: Tile oors in living area, laminate in MBR, walk-inshower in MBA, tub in 2nd BA, enclosed lanai with washer & dryer, sitting area with shady tree on side of condo. $42,900. 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. RIVERVIEW PERFECT LOCATION FOR HOME AND BUSINESS: on over ac lot. 2BR+Den/1BA, inside utility room and carport, 14x28 storage building. Property faces 3 roads, one block from US 301. PD zoning for professional services. $140,000.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250

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