Observer news

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Observer news
Physical Description:
Unknown
Publisher:
M&M Printing Co., Inc ( Ruskin, FL )
Publication Date:

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID:
UF00102144:00208


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 27, 2014 Volume 58 Number 6THE OBSERVER NEWS LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 28-30PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8The boys of summer prepare to take the field! Opening day for East Bay Youth Athletics (formerly Little League) is Saturday, March 1. Ceremonies will be held Friday night, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Vance Vogel Park, 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road, Gibsonton. Visit tinyurl.com/observer-ebll for more information.Whats on at the Ruskin Family Drive-in, you ask? Showing from Friday, Feb. 28, through Thursday, March 6, is The LEGO Movie at 7:30 p.m. and RoboCop at 9:10 p.m. Located at 5011 US Hwy. 41 N, Ruskin, www.RuskinFamilyDriveIn.com By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netFrom the cockpit of my sailboat, I called the NASA Causeway bridge tender via VHF radio to request an opening as a southbound vessel. I heard a reply and saw the bridge opening. I then also saw what appeared to be a northbound barge. I assumed the barge had the right of way, so I circled just north of the now open bridge, waiting.And I waited. The barge appeared to be only crawling. I circled and waited some more. Finally, from the radio I made out, Captain, this is the NASA Causeway Bridge. CAN YOU HEAR ME? The truth was that I couldnt. At best, I could only understand a few words. It turned out that what I thought was a barge was actually a floating platform for workers as they painted the bridge. The bridge tender had called repeatedly to tell me to simply go through. He had held the bridge open as I just circled MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTODr. Scott Sims of Physicians Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center in Sun City Center has been serving patients in the community since 1996. Now he is finding the average age of his patients has decreased significantly. The growing, invisible, silent epidemicneedlessly in front of it. I am severely hearing impaired. I have state-of-the-art hearing aids but they can only do so much. I can rarely understand voices that I am not familiar with. I can rarely take telephone calls, even though my cell phone beams straight into my hearing aids. I do not understand what I hear on a television, even though, at home, the television sound also beams into my hearing aids. I do not understand what is Reflexology gaining acceptance in the United StatesIt is a standard practice in many countriesBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netWhen I leave Im in a whole new place, said Trudy Coleman, a longtime resident and former owner of The Coleman Connection Realty in Sun City Center. Its a world of comfort. Like being cut free of all your up-tightness. Its a very short hour. Coleman is just one example of the local people who have tried reflexology and said it helps them relax and can eliminate pain. History shows that the ancient Egyptian and Chinese practiced it, and now many other countries use it as established alternative medical practice. Debi Sanguedolce, a licensed massage therapist, uses therapeutic reflexology in her office at A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa and Salon in Apollo Beach, owned by Kathie McPhee. Sanguedolce has taught reflexology at Keiser University PENNY FLECHER PHOTODebi Sanguedolce, licensed massage therapist and practicing reflexologist, works on a co-workers hands during a break. and at Manatee Technical Institute, where she is also on the Advisory Council. A lot of people who are embarrassed by massage will take off their shoes and let us work on their feet, she said. Others use both massage and reflexology for many things, especially stress and pain relief, she said. Coleman swears by it. The technique involves the 2,000 nerve pathways through the body that end in the feet. All the organs and systems in the body are represented in what reflexologists term zones in the feet. The hands mirror the feet and also can be used to receive benefit from reflexology, but reflexologists say working on the feet is the most powerful. Applying static compression to certain places in the feet or hands can initiate the healing process, Sanguedolce said. This technique was introduced in the United States in 1913 by William Fitzgerald, an ear, nose and throat specialist. When researched on the Internet, the history of reflexology in the US also Continued on page 32X Continued on page 34X Lennard Longhorns going to state semifinalsThe Lennard High School Longhorns basketball team is on its way to the 6A state semifinals after a 74-63 victory over Lehigh High School last Saturday. The team will play Lake Minneola at 4 p.m. at the Lakeland Center Friday, Feb. 28. If they prevail, theyll be in the 6A state championship game Saturday, March 1. Under the direction of head coach Danny Gaddis, the Longhorns have been this years Cinderella team, finishing the season at 25-4. This will be the schools first-ever final four appearance. The championship games will be live on Bright House Sports Network Channel 47 and HD 1147. Semifinals and championship games will be streamed live on www.bhsn.com. Above, Robert Gant shoots for the Longhorns with a packed house cheering the team on. Below, after-game interviews for the schools morning show.criCRIStianTIAN torre TORRES photoPHOTOS

PAGE 2

2 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Whole Home DehumidiersSAVE YOU MONEY! There is no practical way to eliminate mold indoors; the way to control indoor mold growth is control moisture. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mold needs a few simple things to grow and multiply; Moisture and Nutrients (Food) Of these, controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth. Minnesota Department of HealthCall: 813.684.9919 www.SunAirTampa.comRegister to WIN a FREE* Aprilaire (1730A) Whole Home Dehumidier Visit us at the Kings Point Community Festival *installation not included UN www.SouthBayHospital.com South Bay Hospital offers free health education seminars to help keep you living healthy.Healthy Living Series Consult-a-Nurse helpline at 1-888-685-1595 to register for a seminar. Foods to Prevent Tummy Troubles Carole Miller, Registered and Licensed Dietician Treatment Options for Back Pain Dr. Larry Fishman, Neurosurgeon Colorectal Cancer Prevention Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai, Gastroenterologist Business owners join Building for Americas Bravest At the Carpet One Convention in Phoenix last month, Joan Miller and her daughter Kim Scott, owners of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin, met with others who will be helping in the Build for Americas Bravest program. From left are Miller, actor Gary Sinise, Scott, and Odell Scott. By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netIt isnt every day you get to meet a character from your favorite movie, but thats just what happened to Joan Miller, owner of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin, and her daughter Kim Scott last month. It would be hard to forget the character Lt. Dan Taylor played by Gary Sinise in the 1994 box-office hit, Forrest Gump. Its a role Sinise, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1995 for the films supporting role, never forgot. The character, who lost both legs in Vietnam, was thoroughly researched by Sinise before the film was shot. What he found changed his life enough that he founded the Gary Sinise Foundation, the mission statement and purpose of which may be seen at http://www. garysinisefoundation.org. Since he played Lt. Dan, he has not only formed a foundation to help wounded veterans but also has joined the USO, and travels worldwide to entertain troops and support morale. Lt. Dan may have been the most famous person at the Carpet One Convention last month in Phoenix, but it wasnt Sinise whom the conventioneers honored as they took on a special project to help veterans and other first responders. Carpet One corporate officials made it clear that all dealers would participate, but it didnt take any persuading for Miller and Scott. All those who put their lives on the line daily for public safety need any help we can give them, said Scott in an interview after they returned. Not only the military, but the firemen, law enforcement officers, emergency medical personnel and others. The presentations given werent what Miller and Scott, and Scotts husband Odell himself a Vietnam veteran expected to find at a Carpet One convention. Instead of the usual sell-theproduct talk found at most corporate conventions, Carpet One owners and staff heard presentations from Building for Americas Bravest, a program to build Smart Homes for those who have lost three or more limbs in the line of duty. One of the speakers was a fire chief, John Carroll, who had a mobile museum of the 9/11 terrorism attack on the World Trade Center in New York. He told attendees about Stephen Siller, who was an off-duty fireman when the Twin Towers were hit. He said Siller had to run more than a mile through the tunnel because he couldnt get his fire truck through with everyone leaving New York, said Kim Scott. The father of five was killed when he reached the towers, after running all that way with 60 pounds of gear on his back. Sillers loved ones organized the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and yearly theres a run in his honor from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the X

PAGE 3

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 3Vote expected on flood insurance rate hikes this week By %  KEVIN BRADY keving@observernews.netA hard-fought battle to give relief to homeowners facing massive rate hikes in their federal flood insurance appears headed to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The new bill, which enjoys bipartisan support in Congress, would ease premium increases for primary residences and allow homeowners to pass on federally subsidized, below-market rates to anyone buying their home. The proposed bill would also be retroactive to Oct. 1, 2013, when the new rates went into effect and would protect existing properties from premium increases when an areas flood risk is remapped. Second homes and businesses in flood-prone areas may still face flood insurance increases under the new bill, which is expected to be finalized this week. If the bill passes, a joint House-Senate committee will try to come up with compromise legislation, which President Obama is expected to sign. The Senate passed a bill last month to delay flood insurance rate increases. We are finally coming to the point at which we can grant homeowners and businesses some relief from the huge, gargantuan sometimes tenfold increases in flood insurance premiums, said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida). Waterfront communities from New Jersey to Louisiana have enjoyed subsidized flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program since the 1960s. Of the NFIPs 5.6 million policyholders, 1.1 million are subsidized. Florida, with 2 million policies, is the programs largest customer. With the NFIP $24 billion in the red after losses from Hurricane Katrina and other devastating storms and floods, Congress passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 in an attempt to restore solvency to the program with insurance rates that more accurately reflect the risk of living in a flood-prone area. As a result, rates jumped dramatically for some homeowners last October. The flood insurance rate hikes 600 percent for one Apollo Beach home was not atypical under the new rate scheme were repeated across the country in waterfront communities from Louisiana to Florida, and created a massive outcry from homeowners. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat whose waterfront district includes Riverview, Apollo Beach and Ruskin as well as Tampa and the southern tip of St. Petersburg, has been lobbying her House colleagues since November on the issue. Earlier this month, Castor pushed for a vote on the Senate bill only to be stymied by GOP leaders. Castor said last week, The unreasonable flood insurance increases are harmful particularly to middle-class families across the Tampa Bay area; however, this is a national issue. The new House bill was drafted by Rep. Michael Grimm, a New York Republican whose Staten Island district is still recovering from last years Superstorm Sandy, and House leaders are now backing a vote on the issue. This will ensure the resurgence of a viable housing market in our coastal communities, and bring much-needed confidence and security to the countless homeowners still struggling to rebuild their lives and finances, Grimm said last week. Flood insurance rate hikes, and uncertainty over whether Congress will act to delay or repeal them, has chilled the market for homes in floodprone areas, especially Florida, and has united Democrats and Republicans from waterfront states. DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTSYour Flooring & Window Treatment Experts....22 Years Strong! THE 2011 & 2012 IF YOU DONT LOVE IT, WELL REPLACE IT FREE. We want you to be 100% happy that the floor weve created together is as beautiful as the one in your dreams. If not, we will replace it for FREE.* Thats what we call The Beautiful Guarantee. We are that confident.0%Financing AvailableW.A.C. See store for details Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. VILLAGE SHOPPES FLEA MARKET (813) 293-2442 Large Supply of YEARLY SALE! VISIT NANS CORNER for all your Sewing & Embroidery Needs & More 5K Fun Run for missionariesThis Saturday, March 1, Simmons Loop Baptist Church is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run/Walk to raise money for Ben and Nettie Beck, missionaries at Purdue University Baptist Campus Ministries. Registration is $15 per person. The run starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., or pick up a pre-registration packet Friday night, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The dinner is free for 5K participants; a $4 donation for all others will also go toward the fundraising event. T-shirts are available at $10 each to further support the cause. For more information, call Wanda Carlton 813-671-1243 or the church office at 813-6779310. The church is located at 6610 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview, www.simmonsloop.org. Madelaine Warren to perform at Studio@620The Studio@620 welcomes the return of acclaimed New York City cabaret/concert artist, soprano Madelaine Warren, and master vocal coach/accompanist, David Marullo, as they perform a collection of song favorites by such celebrated composers as Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barry Manilow, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Jerome Kern and more. One night only: Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. All seats are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. The Studio@620 is at 620 First Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. For more information, call 727-895-6620.

PAGE 4

4 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 1311 Burbank Ct ...............................63,000 805 Rickenbacker Dr ..........................79,900 701 Torrey Pines Ave ..........................85,900 1345 Bluewater Dr ............................95,000 1514 W Del Webb Blvd ....................107,900 1004 Athens Way ............................129,900 1737 Coco Palm Cir ..........................129,900 807 Bluewater Dr ............................129,900 1017 Ardmore Way ..........................129,900 728 Fairway Ridge Ct.......................133,500 205 Sola Ln .....................................134,900 1207 Bluewater Dr ..........................135,500 506 Lime Tree Ct ..............................137,500 1814 Granville Ln ............................139,500 1801 Butterfly Pl .............................143,000 219 N Brockfield Dr .........................144,900 203 Amesbury Cir ............................145,000 617 Oakmont Ave ............................149,900 2033 E Del Webb Blvd .....................154,900 1927 Wolf Laurel Dr .........................155,000 1613 Weatherford Dr .......................156,900 2242 W Del Webb Blvd ....................159,900 2310 E Del Webb Blvd .....................160,000 2327 E Del Webb Blvd .....................162,500 1411 Bluewater Dr ..........................164,900 2306 Piper Glen Ct ...........................164,900 1924 Wolf Laurel Dr .........................171,500 1811 Bedford Ln # G158 ....................28,500 301 Kings Blvd # F133 .......................44,900 201 Bedford Trl # 125 ........................51,500 302 Canton Ct #52 .............................52,500 310 Kelsey Way # 310 ........................54,500 401 Dorchester Pl # 58 ......................56,900 2217 Grenadier Dr # 143 ...................59,500 204 Glen Ellen Pl # 0 ..........................66,500 2215 Hartlebury Way # 399 ...............99,000 753 Tremont Greens Ln # 57 ............102,000 KINGS POINT SUN CITY CENTER1136 Emerald Dunes Dr ...................179,900 724 Winterbrooke Way ....................184,500 1902 E View Dr ................................184,900 2115 Worthington Greens Dr ...........185,000 1803 Danbury Dr .............................195,000 1941 Wolf Laurel Dr .........................209,000 1024 Regal Manor Way ...................210,000 2109 E Del Webb Blvd .....................210,000 1214 Jasmine Creek Ct ....................217,000 1602 Vincennes Dr ...........................219,000 2213 New Bedford Dr ......................224,900 1142 Emerald Dunes Dr ...................224,900 1112 Jasmine Creek Ct # 262 ...........225,000 423 Noble Faire Dr ...........................229,900 1601 Flamingo Ln ...........................230,000 2109 New Bedford Dr ......................234,900 1945 E View Dr ................................239,000 2218 Westminster Manor Ln # 253 ........247,900 1805 Bunker Hill Dr .........................249,000 436 Noble Faire Dr ...........................259,000 802 King Leon Way ..........................259,000 1014 Regal Manor Way ...................269,000 1104 Jasmine Creek Ct ....................279,900 1119 Opal Ln ...................................289,900 1032 Regal Manor Way ...................295,900 1312 Lenox Greens Dr .....................309,900 2215 New Bedford Dr # 251 ............325,000 THIS AD COMPLIMENTS OF Vickie Bruni, Larry Bruni, Colleen Schmeiser, Flo Vachon, Carole Wettach, Maribeth Reeder, Natalie Pellerin, Helen McDowell, Pam Reno, Travis Bunn, Nora Nelson, Bob Totero, Nicki Kaukonen, Susie Collins, Charley Collins, Jerry Clifton, Richard Henry, Neal Shaffer, Gary Waldron, Sharon VanLoan, Shirley VonSee, Bev Zuidema, Nancy Stanton, Sam Provan, Judie McFarland, Tom McFarland1603 Sun City Center Plaza 813-633-4200(Just before the Nearly New Shop) Address List Price Address List Price Address List Price Address List Price Address List Price Over 40 Agents in Sun City Center to Serve You(Just before the Nearly New Shop)2516 Lancaster Dr # 163 ..................110,000 1513 Ingram Dr # 0 .........................114,900 908 Oxford Park Dr # 127 .................129,900 823 Tremont Greens Ln # 823 ..........130,000 2317 Mooney Pl # 181 .....................139,900 1012 Otter Mill Way # 0 ...................150,000 2221 Brookfield Greens Cir # 10.......159,900 1116 New Winsor Loop # 15 ............169,900 515 Princeton Greens Ct # 39 ..........189,900 2012 Captiva Ct ..............................339,900 304 Noble Faire Dr ...........................349,000 2029 S Pebble Beach Blvd ...............349,900 505 Rimini Vista Way .......................369,900 2124 Platinum Dr ............................425,000OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE:2109 New Bedford Dr. 2213 New Bedford Dr. 1014 Regal Manor Dr. 728 Fairway Ridge Ct. 2213 New Bedford Dr. 807 Bluewater Dr. 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 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Wes Mullins. .............................Publisher wmullins@mmprintinc.comChere Simmons. ......Editor/Creative Direc.chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...........Associate Editor carol@observernews.netMitch Traphagen. ...................Online Editormitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer W630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.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 is not really amazing to me, but it is fascinating that almost all the people I have ever met who are 85 or older seem to have a welldeveloped sense of humor. As an example, a gentleman being interviewed on the occasion of his 100th birthday said that his wish for a present was a new motorized wheelchair. The interviewer nodded and agreed that the old man could certainly get back and forth to the dining room with a new motorized wheelchair. But the old man said with a grin, Dont care much about eating, but it would help me catch a few of these pretty nurses. Mark Twain wrote, Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. In this old mans face you could see the evidence of a million smiles or more and a life well spent. In any case, with his great attitude he will probably see more years and, more than that, he will enjoy them. What can you do at home and work to laugh more and enjoy life to its fullest? Here are some things you can do: love the song from the musical Annie that says, You are never really dressed without a smile. You can shine your shoes and wear your best clothes, but without a smile, you are not going to be dressed in your best. You put the finishing touch on by smiling. It amazes me how some people hoard their smiles and rarely give is hard to give one away without getting one back. In fact, a smile is a mental hug. If smiling does not come easily for you, then make a conscious effort to smile at everyone you meet. It may not be long before you find yourself warmed by the reflection of your smile in the eyes of all to whom you give one. uplifting line on the bottom of your memos. I have a friend who puts a humorous line on the bottom of all his memos. It may be a quote from someone such as Mark Twain, Jay Leno, or Zig Ziglar. It might be a short joke or story that he feels will uplift our day. I asked him where he finds his material, and he said that he began by taking quotes off an inspirational calendar he had found in the drawer of an old desk. The calendar was out of date but the quotes had value and he started to share them. The more he shared them, the more people looked forward to seeing what he was going to include in his memos. The payoff for him is that people keep sending him humorous and uplifting things in return and these items, in turn, brighten his day. your home or your office. Find a bulletin board and designate it as a place for everyone to pin up his or her favorite cartoon. I do have a couple of suggestions with such a board: 1. Cartoons posted should be from a magazine or newspaper that has general circulation. Cartoons by amateurs many times will not be of a family-viewing nature or will have a particular bone to pick. 2. All cartoons should be accompanied by the name of the poster. Remember Bill Hodges rule for humor: If you cant tell it to everyone, do not tell it to anyone. The same applies to cartoons, If you cant show them to everyone, then do not show them to anyone. Although I am not a proponent of censorship, there are times when, for the common good, someone must be responsible. At home, the board should be monitored representative of management. Laughter is the best medicine, but if you are not up to taking a full dose, then start with a smile.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network, that airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone: (813) 6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Laughter is the best medicineVolunteers needed at South Bay Hospital volunteers for several positions throughout the hospital. If you have good communication skills and the desire to help others, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Volunteers are needed on weekdays, and hours are flexible. No will be provided. If you are interested in volun813-634-0187. City Center, Ruskin, Wimauma, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton and the surrounding areas.Free travel presentation is March 12On Wednesday, March 12, Tauck Tours will give a free presentation at 2 If you are interested in attending, 4880.

PAGE 5

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 5 TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW NO CDDFEES Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks Lennard Robotics Club wins big at USF competitionHillsborough community.The community turned out for us, they gave us money and equipment, and without that money and equipment, we would not have been able to do this, Reve said to his students. We would not have been able to win these awards. Taking a first-place award for By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe Lennard Robotics Club, a fledgling club of science-minded students founded by Lennard High School teacher (and former rocket scientist) James Reve, has continued making its mark on the world, competing last weekend in an engineering expo at the University of South Florida. The Lennard Club took home several awards for its efforts, competing against a professional team from Miami and college graduate students. The remarkable success was the ultimate show of appreciation for the outpouring of support received from the South The community turned out for us, they gave us money and equipment, and without that money and equipment, we would not have been able to do this...James Reve, to his Robotics Club members Winning a first-place award for a 15-pound robot named Goliath were Joseph Fiquerua and Luis Santiago.a 15-pound robot named Goliath were Joseph Fiquerua and Luis Santiago. Taking second place for a threeto fivepound robot named L-BLOCK were Jefferson Vance, Fernando Paladino and Silvania Valcrio. Winning second place in the balsa bridge competition a 103-gram bridge that held up to 139 pounds were Heriberto Amescua and Sebastian Garcia. There are now approximately 40 members of the Lennard Robotics Club. With the donations from the community, additional students were recently allowed to join, as the club is limited by their available resources. Among the donations received from the community was an electric wheelchair. The students X MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

PAGE 6

6 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 THE ONLY MAJOR HEARING AID MANUFACTURER IN THE COUNTRY THATS AUDIBEL AMERICAN OWNED. AMERICAN OPERATED. Why Do People Delay Addressing Hearing Loss? Audibel Does Not Charge for Service and NEVER WILL Ofce Visits Service Reprogramming SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 100% Financing with available no interestSatisfaction Guaranteed with Audibel Hearing Centers years of customer service & hearing health guaranteed program.SAV E TODAYFor the First Time Ever The Most Advanced Hearing Aid EverIs Smaller Than Ever.PLATINUMThe Best Of The Best Completely In CanalAvailable in every style A 2 A 2 In America, the average person with hearing loss delays dealing with it for 5 to 7 years. The big question is, Why do people wait so long before confronting the obvious problems that come with an inability to hear clearly? Accepting & Correcting Your Hearing Loss Researchers estimate that over 30 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss, but almost 75% avoid scheduling a hearing test to determine the cause and how to remedy this condition. As the baby boomer generation ages, more people are going to experience hearing loss. Many people with hearing loss do not take the steps needed to cor rect the problem. The rst step starts with getting a hearing exam when you rst notice you are experiencing symptoms. A hearing test can determine the cause of your hearing loss, and which state-of-the-art hearing devices can improve your quality of life. There is often a period of denial or hesitation that must be overcome before the appointment for the hearing test is made. At rst it may seem like you only have very mild hearing loss, if any, because you can hear someone talking to you, or you can hear the TV, radio, or a movie, you just cant catch every word. Or you may have trouble following conversations, but you always come up with a reason why its too noisy, people are speaking too fast, or there are too many people talking at once. The truth is that when you have early, mild hearing loss, you will start to have trouble hearing certain higher frequency sounds. Consonant sounds are in the higher range and are the rst to go. While you may hear voices, you may nd yourself mistaking similar-sounding words, like rent and sent or time and lime. If you believe you have mild hearing loss, begin by getting a hearing exam. You can use the results of the hearing test to rule out or x any correctable conditions, and then you can assess if any of the new and advanced hearing technologies can help you hear more clearly. FREE HEARING TEST CALL ANY OF THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW TODAY! 30% 50% OFF MSRP Audibel SCA Features Digital Sound Processing Usually Found Only In Hearing Aids Costing Thousands More! So small the only thing people will NOTICE IS BETTER HEARING After your hearing test you will be able to make a more educated decision about what your options are to prevent further hearing loss and hear more clearly immediately, improving your overall quality of life. Purchasing a hearing aid is not a decision made lightly. Its important that the person you are working with listens to you and works together with you to address your specic hearing needs. You need to be able to trust their guidance in choosing a solution to match your lifestyle. Advances In Hearing Care! A hearing specialist with Audibel Hearing Centers will be available to answer all your questions and discuss the latest advances in hearing care. Even with the new technology, your brain still needs time to readjust to hear ing sounds it may not have been hearing for years. You will be amazed at your own ability to reconnect with your life with the help of this advanced technology. In addition, technology is constantly changing. A hearing test can now determine if you have even very mild hearing loss, and the new generation of digital hearing aids has nearly eliminated the problems of feedback, and extraneous noise that was bothersome with earlier models. Most hearing losses dont require expensive hearing aids to help you with sounds you were missing, including those lost consonants, without introduc ing additional, distracting noises. Personalized programming adjustments ensure your hearing aid is set to your specic loss and unique needs. No One Will Know It is true that hearing aids of past years did have a stigma attached to them. They were large and bulky, and usually they were visible to anyone who walked by. But just as the internal technology has changed, so have the external char acteristics of digital hearing aids. New models are virtually invisible when worn making your Audibel hearing aid far less noticeable than your hearing loss. With advanced digital technology and miniaturization, nobody else has to know that youre wearing a hearing device. In addition, hearing aids technology has an exciting future. Even now you can have your hearing aid connected to different external devices, such as an MP3 player, a cell phone, radio, or your TV. As microchips continue to get smaller, the amount of data processing power continues to increase at astronomical rates, allowing for hearing aids to be made smaller while continuing to improve sound quality. If you checked out hearing aids ve years ago, you should take a look at the new models you might be surprised at how far things have come and how easily hearing loss may be corrected. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. If you were in the military, law enforcement, or simply exposed to the loud noises of machinery in a factory, you could have developed hearing loss at an early age. Dont be embarrassed by your inability to hear clearly take action now and get a hearing test to nd out what you can do to enhance your ability to hear clearly and prevent continued deterioration. Start by having a hearing test and then take steps to decide if you feel comfortable with the new technologies. Think about it how much time and energy are you spending apologizing because you misheard something, or asking someone to speak louder or to repeat themselves? Having a hearing test and wearing a hearing device can alleviate many problems caused by hearing loss and that is priceless! When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the middle ear. Sometimes hearing loss can be easily and quickly corrected by clearing blockage that can occur from wax build up. Years of using q-tips to clean your ears can embed layers of wax so tightly that it affects your ability to hear clearly. Thats why the rst part of your ear exam will be with an otoscope to determine if there is any blockage that can open up your ear canal and allow you to enjoy the beauty of unmuted sound again. At the entrance to the middle ear, sound waves hit the eardrum. A damaged eardrum can not only be painful, but it can mufe natural sounds and make it extremely difcult to hear clearly. If youre experiencing hearing loss, its important to nd out if it is a correctable condition involving the middle ear. Sound vibrations travel through the middle ear and into the uid lled inner ear where they are converted into signals that are sent to your brain. Damage to the inner ear can lead to deafness, so its vital to make sure your inner ear is functioning properly. Problems with the inner ear often require surgery or medication. If the damage is irreparable, youll want to ask about the new cochlea implants that can help restore your ability to hear again. There is also new scientic and medical research with stem cell transplants that can regrow damaged inner ear hair follicles (known as cilia) that send electronic signals to your brain allowing you to translate sounds into language. Researchers at Stanford University say that they are 5-10 years away from a breakthrough that could possibly correct human deafness. To evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a combination of electronic equipment and headphones. Hearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. The results of your hearing exam will provide you with the road map to what you should do next to regain and restore your ability to hear clearly again. One of the most famous people with hearing loss in history is the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), who is credited with inventing the phonograph, light bulb, and movie camera. What many people are not aware of is that Edison became technically deaf in his early teens. It could have been from a childhood illness or the result of a boxingof his ears by a train conductor. Sun City Center4850 Sun City Center Blvd. 813-634-845122 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.oridahearing.com E LLEN TON B RADEN TON (941) 722-7200 (941) 747-6966 B RANDON TAM PA (813) 681-4046 (813) 831-9442This advertisement funded by the MANUFACTURER, Minneapolis, MN Arnold Palmer HEARING AID BATTERIES FREE HEARING AID REPAIRS ALL MAKES ALL MODELSBring in your damaged hearing aid. If we can x it in our lab, we will, at no charge Limit 2 Packs Per Household. Must Have Coupon. Exp. 3/15/14TWO PACKS 99 in noisy environments. music and TV whistling and buzzing customized for your ears

PAGE 7

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 7 Tutoring Club of Valrico holds ribbon-cutting ceremonyOn February 13, Susan Prestridge of Tutoring Club of Valrico invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event was held to celebrate the Tutoring Clubs move to a new and larger location. There was also celebration for PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RIVERVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCEthe fact that they have now been in business for nine years. The Tutoring Club of Valrico, owned and operated by Susan and John Prestridge, has served hundreds of Valrico/Brandon students, providing academic tutoring and advising for the past five years. They are dedicated to helping each student reach his or her academic goals and will work to design an individualized program. Give them a call at 813-6819900 to get more information or to schedule a visit. Tutoring Club of Valrico is at 4333 Lynx Paw Trail, Valrico.You can also visit www.tutoringclub.com/valricofl. Terrific Kids at Cypress Creek Elementary SchoolIn February, the following students earned the status of Terrific Kids at Cypress Creek Elementary School: Allison Vasquez-Morales, Darius Vaughn, Kimberly Hernandez-Ruiz, Yalitza Zertuche, Sara Garcia, Sanai Wilson, Jaime Grifaldo, Sergio Palomares, Dayana Benavente, Joshua Chancey, Angelica Gomez, Desirae Rodriguez, Juliana Gutierrez, Kayla Strickland, Yosmar Ulloa-Cruz, Alexis FigueroaVega, Sheyla Garcia-Reyes, Addysen Sheppard, Leah Furby, Megan Zobrist, Anthony Lopez, Alanys Nunez, Giovanni Palomares, Jasmine Stern, Marianna Zaragoza, Victoria Velez, Sarai Sanchez, William Chu-Crider, Ardens Homidas, Brianna Nelson, Kaylei Browne, Ismael Martinez, Orlando Campos, Daniel Harwin, Israel Bass, Daniela Medina-Zamudio, Simi Ajani, Jaylen Bocanegra, Adrian Bocanerga, Jose Geronimo, Dylan Robinson, Christian Forrester, Dereck Avila, Paris Peoples, Jaxon Kistler, Parry Samuels, Nissa Hernandez, SaNiyah Murray, Adriana Cortez, Jaime Herrera-Ochoa, Cristina Nelson, Elias Romero, Jamal Roche, Shamiya Humphrey, Kamila Galvan, Dulce Leon, Robert Ezell, Amarie Jones, Trinity Grimshaw, Bryce Ercolina, Joshua Cruz, Chamarie White, Maria Velasco-Francisco and Marcos Cortez. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Sun City Center Kiwanis. Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolThis months Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary School in Gibsonton were chosen for their quality of perseverance: Pre-K Jayden Marino; Kindergarten Frankie Figueroa, Diya Patel, Stefany Canelo, Blake Piersanti, Jakalia Wilson and Kylan Howard; first grade Andres Lopez, Keyra Rubio, Cameron Rhine, Saul Santos-Sanchez, Julian Serrano, Nicholas Wilson, Izaiah Soto and Jatia Markes; second grade Josemanuel Perez, Jocelyn Bueno-Hernandez, Rolando Salas, Mike Stajkowski, Faith Yearwood, Mckinna Hall and Andrew Artau; third grade Lanyah Neal, Kayla Mendez, Tamiah Harris, Daniel Rice, Dajuan Winters, Ronde Roseboro, Kennedy Reed, Makenzie Bowie and Stephanie Townsell; fourth grade Javon Ford, Jayden Hazel, Jada Wood, Jason Rivera and Jorge Callado; fifth grade Daisha Dupont, Gisselle Rodriguez, Donavan Dubuisson, Tarohndra Alexander, Josiah Toro, Simon Metaute and Makayley Delarosa. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Kiwanis of Sun City Center and South Shore. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Block Party! Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Kids use Lego building blocks to have a fun, interactive and creative time. The library provides the Legos; kids provide the imagination! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Feb. 27, 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. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Saturday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. For children ages 5-10 There are stories and cake on a plate. A craft you can make, so mark the date. Lots of fun to partake, so dont be late. It will be great, cant hardly wait! Refreshments will be provided. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, March 3, 1:35 p.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, with adult, will join our art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, March 3, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 10:05 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. Super Science Workshop Monday, March 3, 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon, and experiment as we turn the Library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments on MAGNETS! Limit 25 kids. There are limited spots for this program. Pre-registration is required. Ask at the Reference Desk or call 813-2733652. This is a school early-release Monday. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, March 4, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 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, March 4, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com.Advancements in technology over the last decade have children spending more time with gadgets and gizmos, and less time enjoying the great outdoors. In fact, kids are now indoors up to 10 hours a day, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent research and innovation lab that focuses on educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape. But kids increasing use of technology and opportunities to appreciate nature do not have to be mutually exclusive. A new National Wildlife Federation report shows that kids media habits can both positively and negatively impact health, and provides real-world advice to help parents serve as positive role models and teach children to use technology in moderation. Kids need to be outside all year long, especially in the winter when days are short and were all a little more cooped up than usual, said Maureen Smith, chief marketing officer for National Wildlife Federation. In addition to developing a deeper appreciation for the outdoors and the wildlife around them no matter where they live, it helps them burn off energy, stay fit, and be mentally focused for school, homework and all activities in their busy day.Technology can be a valuable tool to help families balance the lure of screen time with the importance of green time for kids. Todays connected world enables children to experience nature in ways never before imagined. NWFs report offers families these ideas for combining technology with the outdoors: inspire outdoor adventures. This can include anything from finding great nearby hiking trails to interactive, outdoor treasure hunts. ences with the help of electronic photos, videos or an electronic journal. Theyll love the ability to share their experiences with family and friends. hand-held devices outdoors to combine the best of both worlds. Just remember to plan for some fully unplugged time outside, too. based learning toy that can turn a walk in the park into an interactive experience with activities such as scavenger hunts, nature hikes, mindfulness games and plenty of exercise. For other helpful resources and to learn more about NWFs goal to get 10 million more kids spending regular time in the great outdoors, visit www.BeOutThere.org.FAMILY NEWSGadgets, great outdoors can coexist

PAGE 8

8 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied | American Board of Dermatology Switlyk Dermatology813-634-6600STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied American Board of Dermatologyare ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: www.bradentonperio.com | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.com HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS Now that the weather is warming up, its a lot more fun to tootle around in the golf cart to do the weekly shopping. Whether its Walgreens or Walmart, Alteration Station or American Momentum Bank, its just more enjoyable out in the open. We all know how much fun it is to shop in the South Shore area, but theres more to it than just the adventure. The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce has a slogan, Shopping Local Makes Cents, which outlines nine very important reasons why it is important to support our local businesses during this economy. special local character and personality. By choosing to support local businesses, you help maintain South Shores diversity and charm. community well-being. Local businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors and by contributing more to local causes. We like to do business with people we know and trust, people with whom we share a real relationship. cal decision making? Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. businesses have three times the impact on our community as dollars spent outside the area. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs and fund more city and county services through sales taxes. This in turn invests in neighborhood improvement, police, fire and ambulance, cultural arts, parks, libraries and promotes community development. want more jobs and higher wages? Local businesses create more jobs right here and, in some areas, provide better wages and benefits. this, but there are many, many local entrepreneurs who fuel our local economic engine and serve as a key means for residents to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. vibrant, compact, walkable town centers, which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. makes for a healthy competitive market. A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term. businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. With so many larger communities surrounding the South Shore area, it is always tempting to drive to them to shop; however, think of all that can be gained if only we shopped local. So while the weather is still balmy, think local and shop local. Because when you break it down, shopping local really does make cents!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Decide to shop local Local retailer releases 2014 trends in flooring and carpeting ing Trends, based on data compiled from sales trends as well as expert insights from industry partners. Although flooring trends tend to be more subtle than the trends for more replaceable home dcor items, such as paint and furnishings, this years flooring trends offer new ideas while remaining versatile for future home dcor trends. Carpet is still one of the top choices, but shades of gray from light gray to steel gray and everything in between are becoming increasingly popular. and has longevity. Look for Coral, Poppy and Sienna to pair with Aqua, Teal and Turquoise. Warm neutrals make for an earthy palette. Shades has become warmer and more neutral, therefore pairing beautifully with and Mint, are very important, as are berry-inspired reds and purples. Patterned carpets will become increasingly popular. These patterned floors are not printed, multicolored patterns, but rather patterns created through the manufacturing process and the way the carpet is tufted. Vine patterns and squares are two of the more popular patterns. Hardwood and Laminate looks. Wood with more character and texturing not just hand-scraping, but also wire brush detail will offer more unique flooring options. color difference within flooring will be enormous a deep coffee color with a blond variation in the same species of wood creates an unusual look. Vinyl Vinyl tile has several benefits: it is less costly to install than stone and tile, and it is softer and warmer underfoot. Technology has helped improve the realism of the product and making vinyl a surprisingly good substitute for the real thing. Area Rugs Similar trends and colors can be found in area rugs as well bold corporating a new trend in flooring, an area rug is a more cost-effective and less permanent option.

PAGE 9

regrets was not accepting a health-care reform offer from President Nixon because he didnt feel at the time that it was enough. But it would have been a start, at least; and that is how big, social legislation works in this country. It is imperfect and it is messy. But over time, it is supposed to get better. And now, 40 years later, were still fighting about the very beginnings of it. Dr. Satya Gullapalli at Prime Care of Tampa Bay is my doctor, and, to me, she exemplifies the very best of American health care. She is patient and thorough and listens to me whine about this or that, things that are suddenly beginning to ache with age. Ive had some great doctors in my time, but she is the best. Ive never had to wait more than a few minutes for an appointment, and yet she allows all of the time I want. She is an outstanding doctor and a shining example of why so many people believe that American health care is the best in the world. I do not want the government to tell me that I may or may not see her as my doctor. Also, I want her to make boatloads of money for what she does. She FEBRUARY 27, 2014 9 RELIVE THE SIn a LIVE Musical Tribute to the music of The Beatles with...Saturday March 1stat theRuskin DOORS OPEN AT 7PMSHOW STARTS AT 8PMVIP TICKETS $25 1ST2 ROWS REGULAR TICKETS $20 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! CALL 813-645-2935 FOR INFORMATION 5120 US HWY 41 RUSKIN Music That Changed The World and Inspired a Generation!BEATLEBEAT 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: If you end up with a cat that is not accepting of people, there are a few things you can try. You can use treats to reward the cat when she allows you to pet her. Find toys that engage her in play and reward her during playtime. You need to gradually build the amount of time she will allow you to touch, play with or hold her: this will take weeks to months. 24-HOUR TOWINGFREE DIAGNOSTICS SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 813-645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOHugs may be free (I didnt confirm as I chose not to take him up on his offer) but little else in life is free, including health care. We shouldnt expect it to be free. One way or another, it will be paid for, and likely through taxes overt or hidden. The choice will be ours. By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netHealth care in America must be an incredibly fascinating topic to the rest of the world. We are a distant outlier no other developed nation has the problems that we have. I have certain opinions about it that may or may not sit well with some in South Hillsborough, and I am aware that my opinions also contain a certain hypocrisy. I was working for the U.S. House of Representatives when the Affordable Care Act was being debated and ultimately passed. During that time I was struck by just how much something as basic as human health could be so politicized. It was not productive; in fact, in my eyes what happened was counterproductive to the extreme and both parties were to blame. All legislators on both sides of the aisle received the same reports and numbers showing that future health-care costs would almost certainly seriously damage, if not consume, the U.S economy within a decade or so. All but the most myopic lawmakers knew that something needed to be done. Whether what was actually done was the right thing is highly debatable (I realize that is stating the obvious), but both sides knew Observations: Heres to your health...carethat something had to change or this nation would have a problem of horrific proportions on its hands. The Democrats passed the legislation with no votes from the Republicans. I suspect if things had been reversed, that if the Republicans had been in power, they may have passed similar legislation with no votes from the Democrats. It was all a huge political game with enormous stakes. My guess is that, for some moderate Republicans, their greatest fear was that some Democrats would bolt, leaving absolutely nothing for a solution and at least a decade of waiting before someone developed the courage to try again. Many legislators knew that could be a Very Bad Thing for this nation. Keep in mind that, with the exception of one president, all other presidents since Theodore Roosevelt have attempted to pass some form of health-care reform. That is a century of trying to make something happen, to make something different and more workable. An entire century. The late Massachusetts senator, Ted Kennedy, reportedly once said that among his greatest Observations deserves it. She took on the massive undertaking of becoming a doctor, and she excels at it. She has earned what should be a significant financial reward in my book, although I know with certainty that financial reward had little to do with her choice to become a doctor. All that said, I do not believe that human health care should be entirely a free-market commodity. I do not believe that health care should be a luxury reserved merely for those who can afford it. I also do not believe (and this required a new paragraph) that the burden of providing health care should be placed upon the shoulders of businesses, such as it is today. Smalland mediumsized businesses which make up a huge portion of the U.S. economy have enough to worry about without having to deal with providing health insurance to their employees. To business, that is purely a cost, and it has no revenue potential. Providing health insurance is not the business of American business. At least it shouldnt be. It is a burden that they simply do not need and should not have (in my opinion). There are some people in this country who brutally and casually abuse U.S. taxpayers. I know one such young woman who is a poster child for all that is wrong with the safety net provided by our tax dollars. Yet I have to believe that she is an exception. And I believe that such abusive exceptions are the lesser evil to not providing health care to the far greater majority who need it but cannot afford it. We are supposed to be an advanced nation, and, again, to me, health care should not be purely a freemarket commodity. It should not be lumped into the same category as buying a Ford or a Chevy. I dont understand why a basic level of health care cannot be X

PAGE 10

10 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 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 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OB2 EXP. 3/31/14 OK3 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 3/31/14 OP 5 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum5-7 Foil Highlights & Haircut BundlePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Not valid with other offers. $ 29 95 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF $40$32$25 $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONS331 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers and Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLIVE MUSICEvery Wed. & Sat. 6-10 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLICOPEN Mon.Sun. 8 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 8 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket Dear Savvy Senior, What resources do you recommend that offer help to caregivers? Ive been taking care of my 82-year-old mother, and its wearing me to a frazzle. Exhausted Daughter Dear Exhausted, Taking care of an elder loved one over a period of time can be incredibly taxing, both physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and services you can turn to that can help lighten the load. Here are several to consider. Assemble a care team: A good first step is to put together a network of people (family, friends and even neighbors) that you can call on to help out when you cant be there or need a break. Tap local services: Most communities offer a range of free or subsidized services that help seniors and caregivers by providing things like home-delivered meals, transportation, senior companion services and more. Also, look into respite services (see respitelocator. org) that can provide short-term care to your mom so you can take some time off. Your Area Agency on Aging [at (800) 677-1116 for contact information] can refer you to services available in your community. Use financial aids: If youre handling your moms financial chores, make things easier by arranging direct deposit for her income sources, and set up automatic payments for her utilities and other routine bills. If you need help, hire a professional daily money manager (aadmm.com, 877-326-5991) who can come in once or twice a month to pay bills, make deposits, decipher health insurance statements and balance her checkbook. They charge $25 to $100 per hour. Or, if your mom is low-income, a similar service is offered by AARP (aarpmmp.org) in select communities for free. Benefitscheckup.org is another excellent resource you should use to look for financial assistance programs for lower-income seniors. Get insurance help: If you have questions about Medicare, Medicaid or long-term care, your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a great resource that provides free counseling on all these issues. Call (800) 633-4227 or visit shiptalk.org to locate a nearby counselor. You can also get help online at medicare.gov/campaigns/care giver/caregiver.html, and through the Medicare Rights Center, which staffs a hotline at (800) 333-4114 to help answer questions. Use technology: If your mom lives alone, consider renting for her a medical alert device, which is a small pendant-style SOS button that she wears, that would allow her to call for help if she falls. These are available through companies like lifelinesys.com and lifefone.com for about $1 per day. Or check out home monitoring systems at mylively.com, beclose.com or grandcare.com. There are also a number of great websites you can draw on for caregiving information and support like aarp.org/caregiving, caregiver.org and caring.com, along with alz.org/ care, alzheimers.gov and thiscaringhome.org for caregivers of dementia patients. And if youre sharing care responsibilities with others, sites like lotsahelpinghands.com, caresolver.com and caringbridge.org can help you coordinate together. Hire help: Depending on your moms needs and budget, you may want to hire a part-time home-care aide who can help with things like preparing meals, doing laundry, bathing or dressing; or if she needs health care services, a home health Tips and support services for family caregiversTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller aide. Costs can run anywhere from $12 up to $40 per hour, depending on where you live and the qualification of the aide. To find someone, ask for referrals through friends, doctors offices or hospital discharge planners, or visit medicare. gov/homehealthcompare. If you need additional guidance, consider hiring a geriatric care manager (caremanager.org) who can help you manage and facilitate your moms care. Care managers generally charge between $100 and $200 per hour. Take care of yourself: Make your own health a priority. Being a caregiver is a big job that can cause emotional and physical stress and lead to illness and depression. The only way you can provide the care your mother needs is to make sure you stay healthy. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior.Attention, all Women of the Military Sea Services! Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the Assisted Living Facility of Hawthorne Village, a retirement community on West Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue on the south side of Lumsden. The Assisted Living building is the first one on the right of the entrance road into the Hawthorne compound. The mission of WAVES Unit #55 is to participate in various events assisting American veterans, especially female veterans, including support of programs at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. The unit is actively seeking new members and welcomes all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. Go and get acquainted with other Sea Services women veterans and retirees. Youre sure to enjoy the fellowship and activities that will rekindle memories of your military service days. For further information, call Jeannette Green at 813-657-9164.

PAGE 11

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 11 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First-time attendees only, please. RESERVATION REQUIREDLimited seating availableCALL NOW! Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Wimauma, Parrish and Ellenton. TUES., MARCH 4 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 7 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., MARCH 11 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 14 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH $100 Discountfor those attending luncheon exp. 3/15/14 Leave your wallets at home! Purse Repairs & Alterations such as handle shortening and replacements(across from Bank of America) By%  JONIE MASCHEKMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Assoc.Last weeks temperatures were in the 70s and 80s with sea fog and a muggy atmosphere some mornings, not the best conditions for anglers who like to fish early. Our sunny weather has brought more tourists this year than ever, with Florida the only state without snow and an average of 70 degree weather. Even Hawaii had snow in the Big Islands higher elevations. Boats are everywhere when the sea fog lifts. We are having traffic jams on our roads and on our waterways. We saw the usual catches last week, perhaps more sheepshead than any other species. Sheepshead are a lean white-meat fish, and very good table fare. This is the fish that can take all of your bait unless you figure out how to set the hook. Let him nudge your bait, count to three, then set the hook. Flounder catches were alongside catches of redfish last week, both seeming larger than usual size. The redfish limit is one per person Fish Tales: Tourists here, snows thereper day, not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. Flounder must be at least l2 inches, and the legal limit is l2 per day. Trout love our waters, and in cooler weather they are in the deep grassy flats. When the weather is hot, youll find them in shallow grassy flats. Some fishermen are catching them from their private docks along the Little Manatee River. Cockroach Bay is a good fishing area but not as many anglers are going in there now. They tell me the bay has so many ristrictions they just dont bother to fish there. Did you know that Florida is the only state with two rivers that have the same name? There is the Withlacoochee in north-central Florida, and a Withlacoochee River in Central Florida. They have nothing in common except their names. Do you know where the divers capital of the world is? It is in Florida at Key Largo. What is the largest sailboat race in the world called? It is the annual Mug Race, which runs 42 miles, in Florida, from Palatka to Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. You live in the greatest place in the world to go fishing, so dont be a couch potato, and enjoy our waterways.Two upcoming paddle trips at Camp Bayou in Ruskin will help you get closer to nature. On Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m., take a guided moonlight paddle around the river loop. The only illumination is the light of the moon. On Saturday, March 22, at 9 a.m., follow the naturalist guide in a paddle around the river loop. Canoe rentals are $25 for a threeseater, or bring your own canoe and kayak and join the tour for a $5 donation. Reservations are required for this event; call 813-641-8545 or email campbayou@gmail.com. Camp Bayou is at 4202 24th St. SE, Ruskin.FISHISH TA ALESES EEnjoy a paddle trip at CCamp Bayou 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

PAGE 12

12 FEBRUARY 27, 2014Learn to safeguard your identity in sheriffs seminarAn informational seminar on identity theft, scams, Medicare information and how to protect yourself in todays world will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive, Riverview. The seminar is sponsored by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Riverview Community Station. Call 813-672-7822 for reservations. Lunch will be provided. Members of the Brandon Chapter of Rolling Thunder recently placed a Bowe Bergdahl sign in Hillsborough County Veterans Park to remind visitors to the park that there is a U.S. POW from the war in Afghanistan being held in northern Pakistan.Rolling Thunder wants to educate the public about POWsRolling Thunder is a POW/MIA advocacy organization with more than 100 chapters nationwide. Its Florida Chapter 11 operates out of the Brandon Masonic Lodge #114 at 203 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Its mission is to educate the public that more than 90,000 servicemen and women have been left on the battlefield unaccounted for since WWI. The current conflict in Afghanistan has one POW being held since June 2009 in the northern tribal regions of Pakistan by the Haqqani network, allied with the Taliban. His name is Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; his parents are Bob and Jani Bergdahl of Haley, Ida. They have had many disappointments since Bowes capture nearly five years ago, the latest just this past week, when the negotiated exchange of five Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe fell through. Rolling Thunder is concerned that Bowe will not be released before the U.S. pulls out. Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11, is leading a project to build a POW/MIA Memorial at Hillsborough County Veterans Park. They received permission from the County Commission to place this Bowe Bergdahl sign at the site of the future memorial to remind visitors to the park that we have a live POW in the current conflict. They ask everyone to write their congressmen and senators to remind them about Bowe, and to do whatever it takes to bring Bowe home safely before the U.S. leaves the region. For more information about Rolling Thunder or to join their cause, visit www.RollingThunderFL11. com. They meet the fourth Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Brandon Masonic Lodge, 203 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Meetings are open to the public. Gary Bailey gets academic honorsGary John Bailey of Riverview achieved merit list honors at Brenau University for the fall semester in the 2013-14 academic year. Merit list students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while carrying 12 to 14 semester hours of course work, with no grade lower than a B. Founded in 1878, Brenau University is a Gainesville, Ga.-based liberal arts institution with enrolled students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online.Play ball! East Bay plans weekend ceremonyThe East Bay Youth Athletics organization will hold an opening ceremony for the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball League at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. The opening ceremony will take place at the Baseball/Softball Complex at Vance Vogel Park in Riverview at 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road, Gibsonton. Based on current registration and historical data, organizers expect the event should should attract about 1,500 participants (over 800 children are registered). This is East Bay Youth Athletics first year as part of the Babe Ruth/ Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball League. In addition, Hillsborough County conducted extensive modernization of the facility. and it will be showcased at this event. Students can earn community service hours by playing ballCaring teens who would enjoy helping kids with physical and mental challenges play sports can earn community service hours by serving as a Buddy for a child wih special needs. Buddies are paired up with players/cheerleaders to help them on the field during games. Buddies are needed now for Spring Tomahawks Baseball (25+ hours); the season is March to May. The program is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at East Bay Youth Athletic fields, 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road. For more information, call Tina Pipher at 813-352-4390. Ruskin Cemetery CleanUp is March 29The Ruskin Cemetery Project is prepared to welcome volunteers at its Ruskin Cemetery CleanUp on Saturday, March 29, starting at 8 a.m. This spring event focuses on general preparation for the storm season ahead. It includes the usual trash pickup, removing all glass containers, pruning bushes, raking leaves and removing dead tree branches. Families who have unauthorized decorations, plantings, statuary, loose rock and pavers are asked to remove those items prior to this work day. In addition, restoration will begin to lift flat memorial markers that have sunk below the grass line. This will be an ongoing process, and able-bodied men and boys are needed. The Ruskin Memorial Park is the only cemetery nearby serving the communities of Riverview, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and Sun City Center. It is a nonprofit run by volunteers who have been humbled by the response at past cleanups. Community participation is vital. Families, friends and neighbors are welcome. Bring work gloves, shovels, rakes, weed-eaters, pruning tools, chainsaws and rakes. For more information, call 813892-7235 or 813-645-3211.Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Southshore will join thousands of pre-schools, daycares and other groups across the country in sponsoring a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event during the week of March 3, to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, one of the worlds premier pediatric cancer research centers. The weeklong event teaches bike and riding-toy safety lessons using interactive stories featuring characters, Bikewell Bear and Pedals the Bunny. At the end of St. Jude Trike-A-Thon week, students will bring their tricycles to school to practice their newly learned safety lessons. In addition to safety lessons, kids learn about helping others, including the patients of St. Jude. Families, friends and the community team up to support the hospital by St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program at Kids R Kids Southshore teaches safetypledging a donation for St. Jude Trike-A-Thon Week. Because no patient is ever denied treatment from St. Jude because of an inability to pay, funds from public fundraisers such as the Kids R Kids Southshore St. Jude Trike-A-Thon help the hospitals mission of finding cures and saving children. For more information on how to make a donation, contact Carrie Elwell at 813-672-0400. This is the sixth year that Kids R Kids Southshore has held the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program. Kids R Kids has raised more than $9,442.50 since it began in 2008. We challenge family and supporters of Kids R Kids Southshore to join us in helping to teach our kids about riding safety while raising funds for St. Jude, said Carrie Elwell, event coordinator. Im so proud that our students are able to help give hope to thousands of children battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude. Joining young children across the U.S. in the St. Jude Trike-AThon program is cable network Nick Jr. and character favorite, Dora the Explorer. A supporter of St. Jude since 2007, Nick Jr. airs Punlic Service Announcements featuring Dora inviting children to participate in the program. The Dora announcements can also be viewed by visiting www.stjude. nickjr.com. Since its inception in 1983, the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program has raised more than $87 million. For more information, visit www. stjude.org/trike or call 1-800-626BIKE (2453).

PAGE 13

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 13 Mon 03: MORNING MOVIES CANCELED CARING CASTLE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA CANCELED 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 Mon 10: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 11: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 12: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 14: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm 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 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: with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. UPCOMING SEMINAR: Wed, March 19 2 to 3 pm CREDIT CARD FRAUD: How to avoid it! Seminar by Doug Rebeor, Business Advisor RSVP with Rosie 813-419-5020 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 55+ Active Living BUY NOWFREE UPGRADES!*Call (813) 400-2290 4337 Hamlin Way, Wimauma, FL 33598 *Visit HometownAmerica.com/NewHome for full terms and conditions. LMS_newsad_JAN14_cjm.indd 1 2/19/14 3:50 PM Good Samaritan Mission fights causes of hunger, povertyThe fifth 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. By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netWilliam Cruz Jr. is glad to put food on an impoverished familys table, but its their minds hes really after. On a crusade to break the cycle PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAM CCRUZ JR.William Cruz Jr. congratulates a recent graduate of classes at the Good Samaritan Mission. of poverty one person at a time, Cruz sees hunger as a symptom of deeper issues that can be solved through education. Its all about giving people an opportunity to better themselves and give back to the community, said Cruz, executive director of Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission. Cruz is a member of Hillsborough Countys first family of charity, although charity is a word Cruz never uses when describing his work. His parents, Pastor William and Dora Cruz, founded the Good Samaritan, Beth-El and Lords Lighthouse missions. I have been helping out at Good Samaritan on and off since they started the Good Samaritan Mission 30 years ago, said the younger Cruz. A licensed family-and-marriage therapist with a degree from the University of South Florida, Cruz also is an ordained minister and might have seemed the logical choice to take over when his parents, both in their late 70s at the time, decided to retire from Good Samaritan in 2008. Cruz wasnt so sure. My parents wanted me to take over the family business, but my calling was to be a Christian therapist, Cruz said. When the missions board of directors asked if he would be willing to take over, Cruz said yes but I have a different vision for the mission. That new vision started with an analysis of the community the mission served. Using national, state and county databases, Cruzs study found a population struggling with domestic violence, diabetes, HIV/ AIDS, teen pregnancy and gang violence. If we are really going to go to the core issue of what these people are going through and effectively help them to better their lives, then we need to address those issues, Cruz said. As a result, the mission began offering short classes for anyone who wanted to use the food bank. Classes run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, and students earn a token for each class they attend. Each token, in turn, earns students an empty bag that they can use at the missions food bank. Set up to resemble a small grocery store, the mission lets clients or students stroll the aisles to select the food they need. The more classes a student takes, the more tokens they earn and the more bags they can fill. Sometimes people save the tokens for another day when they really need the food, but we also have people who dont need the food but just come for the classes and give their tokens to others who X

PAGE 14

14 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 New Nano Technology Designed to DisappearIntroducing theWORLDS FIRSTCall now to see why we are the Preferred Hearing Healthcare Provider 100% Invisible 100% Programmable 100% CustomOther DEAP Fitting Our NANO Fittingwww.armandshearing.com THIS IS ALL YOU WEAR (Better Synchronizing than Bluetooth) Digital I.T.C. 6 ChannelManufacturer Model # Channels Warranty Avg. Retail Price GN ReSound VEA 6 1 $1,595 ea. Oticon INO Pro 6 1 $1,949 ea. Widex Flash 5 1 $1,699 ea. Rexton DAY 6 1 $1,599 ea. Phonak Cassia 6 1 $1,899 ea. LOWEST PRICE OFFERED IN U.S.$59800Fitting range 40 db loss. Valid through March 21, 2014. At time of purchase only. New Model ACTUAL TESTIMONIALS Come see the hundreds of testimonials in our ofce ea. As always, FREE 1 FREEDont be fooled by inferior technology 813-990-0335 941-357-2054 *OFF 1 Coupon Per Set Exp. 3/21/14 813-990-0335 TO MSRPWhere Family Values Matter Continue to set the standards with our awardwinning services Proud to be the rst company in the nation to advocate a 5 year warranty for our community 0% 12 When we arrived at Armands Hearing, the Lord gave me favor, He blessed me with a new hearing aid. Thank God. I needed it! We will recommend this office to everyone we can! Bradenton Comfortable to wear, easy to take care of, with a friendly and sincere attitude. You make your customers feel taken-careof and at ease. Holmes Beach I wear my hearing aids every day. I can hear people better now! Sun City CenterWe will continue to keep it simple and straightforward from explaining test results to our pricing which comes with a warranty To continue to be an advocate for our community4 DAYS ONLY!50% OFF

PAGE 15

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 15 John V. Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified In-Office Procedure Safe, Effective, Affordable Medicare Call Now! 813-634-9260 Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comLet a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Eliminate Your Ugly Veins!Why Go Anywhere Else? You Dream It... We Build It. Serving This Community For 28 Years(813) 649-1599 Visit us at: FREE ESTIMATES!FREEWindow UpgradesCASH (813) 641-3603205 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570accountantapollobeach.comAre You Paying Too Much Tax?Ask Someone Who Will Make Sure You Are Not!Public Accountant with 27 years experience. Dedication of Committed Forces Memorial is this SaturdayThe Veterans Memorial Park and Museum will dedicate the Committed Forces Memorial at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1. The event takes place at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, 3602 U.S. Highway 301 N. in Tampa. The public is invited. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by the CENTCOM Color Guard. Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11, will conduct the POW/MIA Missing Man Ceremony. Rolling Thunder is an advocacy group that raises awareness for POW, MIA and military veterans. The memorial will honor all the brave men and women who have served in the United States military in conflicts around the world, including places such as Bosnia, Granada, Somalia and Panama. The program will feature a brief overview of operations by veterans who served in these operations. The event will conclude with the playing of Taps and a rifle salute by the Riverview detachment of the Marine Corps League. Refreshments will be served by VFW Post 8108 of Riverview.Islamists in the US is topic of speechThe Sun City Center Republican Club will sponsor an appearance by Dr. Jonathan Matusitz at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4. in the Banquet Room of the Sun City Chamber of Commerce. Matusitz is an associate professor, Nicholson School of Communication, at the University of Central Florida. He will speak on the subject Islamist Supremacism in America. This event is open to anyone wishing to attend. Small Business Roundtable is Friday, Feb. 28Rep. Ross Spano (R-Dover) will host the next meeting of the quarterly Small Business Roundtable, 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Winthrop Barn Theatre in Riverview. The topic: Previewing the 2014 Small Business Legislative Agenda. Input from small-business owners who live and work right here in the community is critical to implementing an effective legislative agenda, said Spano. The Winthrop Barn Theatre is at the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Watson Road in Riverview For more information, call Matthew L. Yost at 813-655-3742. Admission is free. Beatles tribute band appears one night only at Ruskin VFWBeatleBeat, four talented musicians who re-create the look, style and sound of the most famous rock band in the world, will appear Saturday, March 1, at Ruskin VFW Post 6287. The group plays all the Beatles classics, performed with vintage instruments to capture the sound that changed popular music forever. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for regular seats; $25 for the first two rows. This concert is open to the public. The Ruskin VFW is at 5120 U.S. Highway 41 N, across from McDonalds. For more information, call 813-645-2935. The BeatleBeat band.

PAGE 16

16 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Beth Israel holds OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Members Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you. Membership Committee Monday, March 10 2014 11 a.m. 1 p.m. RSVP to: Shelly 634 8092 Sheila 634 3765 by March 7, 2014 Beth Israel holds OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Members Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you. Membership Committee Monday, March 10 2014 11 a.m. 1 p.m. RSVP to: Shelly 634 8092 Sheila 634 3765 by March 7, 2014 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perform inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 4/3/14MAINTENANCE 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 3/13/14 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Traditional Burial& Cremation with ConfidenceAffordable Burial Packages For families & individuals who are looking for traditional burial options that meet their nancial needs, National Cremation & Burial Society has several packages to choose from.We offer Complete Traditional Funeral Services with PersonalizationA Traditional Service is a way for family, friends and associates to gather to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.813-645-3231308 East College Ave., Ruskin National Cremation&BURIAL SOCIETY 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 Confused by rising flood insurance rates? Curious about homeowner associations, grant writing or new homeimprovement products? Get your questions answered by attending the 11th annual Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, March 15. The event happens at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd. in Tampa. Admission is free and includes continental breakfast, awards luncheon, tote bag, access to all exhibits and more than 18 valuable workshops. Pre-registration is required and available online. The state Legislature recently enacted a new law requiring members of all homeowner associations to have special certification training. Attendees at the 11th Annual Neighborhoods Conference can get this valuable HOA certification at one of three free sessions. Other workshops this year include: Biggert-Waters: the latest update on the cost of rising flood insurance Seeds of Community Engagement: getting your neighborhood involved Insurance or Not: liability and coverage for civic groups and special events Grant Writing 101 The 411 on Squatters: legal expertise on the rights of the community The goal of the annual Neighborhoods Conference is to provide tools and training to help Hillsborough County residents make their neighborhoods attractive, friendlier, safe and more sustainable. The event concludes with a networking luncheon and the Neighborhood Recognition Awards presentation at 1 p.m. For more information or to register for the 11th annual Neighborhood Relations Conference, call the Office of Neighborhood Relations at 813307-3564 or visit online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ONR. Questions about flood insurance, HOAs, home-improvement products answered at free conference Hook n Sink Tournament raises funds for Mary & Martha HouseMary & Martha House will hold its fourth annual Hook n Sink Fishing and Golf Tournament the last weekend in March, with all proceeds benefiting the Ruskin residential shelter. Title sponsor for the event is the Sunset Grill at Little Harbor, kicking off with a party and silent auction on Friday, March 28, hosted by Fifis Apparel. Fishing will be at Little Harbor on Saturday, March 29. Golf, hosted by Payant Financial Services, will be at Cypress Creek Golf Club in Ruskin on Sunday, March 30. All award ceremonies will be at Sunset Grill. Participants may sign up for one or both events, and enjoy all three nights of festivities. Other sponsors are The Tampa Tribune and Century 21 Beggins Enterprises. Mary & Martha House Inc. is a shelter for women and children in crisis, and supports emergency shelter and transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information, visit www.hooknsink.com or call Laurie Herring at 813-641-7027.

PAGE 17

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 17

PAGE 18

18 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Open to the Public. Events are free with community tour! Call 813.642.8950 to RSVP today! Assisted Living Facility License #9439 | 2014 DISCOVERY SENIOR LIVING | MANAGED AND OPERATED BY DISCOVERY SENIOR LIVING813.642.8950 | AstonGardens.com Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care Sun City Center: 1311 Aston Gardens Court Sun City Center, FL 33573 The Courtyards: 231 Courtyards Boulevard Sun City Center, FL 33573 Cooking Demonstration with Chef Paul Thursday, March 20 | 2:00 p.m. | BallroomJoin us for an exciting cooking demonstration with renowned Executive Chef Paul Evans as he discusses top recipes for spring cooking and takes advantage of fresh ingredients in their peak season. Aston Gardens At Sun City Center Real Estate Discussion Thursday, March 6 | 2:00 p.m. | Recreation & Event CenterCome learn with us. A real estate professional will be conducting a workshop on the advantages of listing your home in Sun City Center. Aston Gardens At The Courtyards JOIN US! Enjoy great food, delightful beverages and good times at two more exciting events at Americas award-winning senior-living communities. Bring a friend, but be sure to reserve your space by calling us today because seating is limited. See you soon! DISC 14218 Feb27 Observer_SCCandTC.indd 1 2/21/14 4:11 PM 813-634-1455 (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.Longest 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 | CosmeticsAccepting New PatientsFree Skin Cancer ScreeningFor Your Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Needs: Available Monday Through Friday Now accepting Simply Healthcare World Trade Center site. In 2011, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation organizers began the Building for Americas Bravest program to provide especiallyadaptive homes for the first-ever quadruple amputee to survive, Army Specialist Brendan Marrocco. By the end of 2013, the group had broken ground on 23 Smart Homes. Everything is automated, even the shelves go up and down to reach the people in wheelchairs, Scott said. Joan Miller, owner of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin, meets veterans Travis Mills, standing, and Todd Love. Miller and her daughter Kim Scott were attending a Carpet One corporate convention when they learned about a new program their company was joining to help build specially equipped homes for first responders who have lost three or more limbs in the line of duty. Building for Americas BravestX The stories told at the convention still bring tears to Joan Millers eyes, she said. Soon, there will be a display in her College Avenue, Ruskin store of the mobile 9/11 like the one they saw at the convention. Carpet Ones officials are providing aid to the effort, along with Mohawk Industries, by installing flooring in the Smart Homes. Other companies sign on to build rooms, specially designed bathrooms and kitchens, shelving and whatever else is needed. These homes cost more than $600,000 each to build, Scott said. More than $40,000 was collected for the cause at the Carpet One convention in January, Miller said. Much of that was raised by selling a painting signed by Sinise, painted by artist Scott Lobaido (www.scottlobaido.com), who dedicates his time to painting American flags on tall buildings nationwide so veterans returning to their hometowns will see them. A second painting by Lobaido is also in the works, which will be signed by former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, along with Sinise and Lobaido. Contributions are tax deductible for those who wish to donate, and www.T2Trun.org (the official site of the Tunnel to the Towers annual run) can use help in all fields of building as well as monetary donations. People may also email partners@ourbravest.org. Meanwhile, Miller and Scott are anxiously awaiting the free-standing kit showing the 9/11 display that will be available for public view at Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home, 2305 E. College Ave., Ruskin. It is supposed to be an exact replica of the one shown around the country by Chief Carroll, who tours the country telling of the bravery of his NYC firemen and others who risked their lives many of whom died during the 9/11 terrorist attack. Classified ads are on pages 28-30To place your ad, call Beverly at 813-645-3111

PAGE 19

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 19 FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues 813-684-8041807 S. Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33511 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral**First time attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: Monday Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC0-2 need it, Cruz said. The food bank is also open to those who dont want to take the classes. They are, however, required to spend some time volunteering at the mission before they can use the food bank. More than 300 people have graduated from the classes since they began in earnest last February. A typical week now sees 40 to 50 students taking classes at the mission. Cruz thought it would take three to four years before the ideas seeded in the classes would start to sprout in the wider South County community. But within three months we started seeing people transitioning from students in the classes to volunteering at the mission or even teaching the classes themselves, he said. Its about ushering people away from a culture of entitlement and into a culture of sharing and giving back to the community, said Cruz, who also said he was inspired by Toxic Charity, a book by Robert Lupton that chronicled the shortcomings of traditional charity organizations. Good Samaritans approach has earned support from across the bay area, with several missions inviting Cruz to share his philosophy in hope of starting similar programs. Its the place God led me to, said Anne Madden, a board member of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority who has been volunteering at the mission for a year. I really connect with their approach of giving people a rope and helping people learn to help themselves. Theres a place and a need for food pantries, but theres also place for what they do at Good Samaritan. While other local missions provide free clothing and furniture, Cruz tries to avoid duplicating services. If other people are doing those things, we dont need to do the same things, he said. Instead, we want to hit on some of the areas that other people are not hitting. With a $400,000 annual budget and only two full-time employees, Good Samaritan counts on grants from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, the Sun City Center Community Foundation and a number of local churches to keep the pantrys shelves stocked. For more information on the Good Samaritan Mission, call 813634-7136, email gsmission1984@ gmail.com or visit www.gsmission.org. The group also depends on community events like the upcoming All Things Salsa festival set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 29, at the mission, 14920 Balm Wimauma Road, Wimauma. The celebration includes international cuisine, music, games and a salsa recipe contest where visitors vote for their favorite recipe. Entrance to the festival is free with a $5 donation for parking. Visit www. familysalsafestival.com for more information and directions. NEXtT WEEK: The Beth-EEl Mission profiled and an update on the success of the drive that has generated donations of more than 1,000 pounds of food.Where to donate to 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. Food banks benefiting from the Caring Castle include The Lords Lighthouse, Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Anne Church, 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. Donations can be dropped off until Friday, Feb. 28. The food drive has generated more than 1,000 pounds of food for six local food banks, which will pick up the donations Monday, March 3, between 9 a.m. and noon at JSA Medical. Good Samaritan MissionX La Tiendita or the little store where graduates of Good Samaritans classes and those who do volunteer work at the mission can shop for food.PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAM CCRUZ JR.Its almost Spring...that means its time to clean out the garage, attic or storage unit and get ready for a garage/yard sale! Make sure you place an ad in the classified section of The Observer News for the best coverage.

PAGE 20

20 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Stop The Pain! Leg Cramp Relief!Hylands Leg Cramps: Tough on cramps, gentle on you.Dont let your legs cramp your style! Hylands Leg Cramps and Leg Cramps PM offer safe, homeopathic relief of your tough leg cramps*, day or night. Get back on track fast with Hylands Leg Cramps, the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand for leg cramp relief. Natural Relief *The uses for our products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. Please read and follow directions. Photo Content is being used for illustrative purpose only and any person depicted in the Photo Content is a model. Hylands Leg Cramps was named by U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times as the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand 2013-2014 for Leg Cramp Relief.Available at: Eisenhower students open doors to Black History Month PHOTOS COURTESY OF EISHENHOWER MSHundreds of students at Eisenhower Middle School are decorating their homeroom doors as part of Black History Month. The winning homeroom door will get a pizza party courtesy of the American Automobile Association. By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netMore than 250 students at Eisenhower Middle School in Gibsonton are using their imaginations to mark Black History Month with artwork while competing for a class party. The brainchild of Paul E. Burke, the schools dropout-prevention specialist, the program has students in more than 20 classes decorating their homeroom doors with artwork celebrating African-Americans this month. The American Automobile Association will provide a pizza party for the winning homeroom, but the exercise is about more than a tasty treat. We wanted to help inspire the kids to be creative in their classes and get more involved in Black History Month to add to the overall celebration, said Burke, who has been helping youngsters at Eisenhower for 15 months. Hes been teaching in the county school system for 12 years. While the school has panels and guest speakers throughout the month, the idea of students decorating their homeroom doors A striking sunsetCurrent reader Doris J. Barrilleaux sent in this photo of the spectacular view from her home in Riverview. X

PAGE 21

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 21 BOGEY-BILLS.comALL AMERICAN CUSTOM CARTS N MORE Authorized dealer for Trojan, Powertron, ElectroAWARD-WINNING CUSTOMER SERVICE Always LOCAL PICK-UP & DELIVERY SERVICE: 2, 4, 6, & 8 Passenger & Utility VehiclesWe accept all major credit cards Buy Smart Buy Direct We match any competitors price. Family Owned & Operated for over 11 years! Best Value! Loadmaster Custom Aluminum TrailersBuy Smart, Buy Direct $Loaded. Save $$$Nicely equipped with new batteries $With warranty2011-14 Rebuilds Club Car PrecedentsLoaded with warranty $2010 Factory Remanufactured EZ-Go RXV Models $SAVE $$$ Its time to go Annettes Beauty SalonStop by and see Tara for your Nails & Skin Care FULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)Golf Cart Accessible Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-5422Miriam AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our patients say it bestDr. Shane is a doctor who listens to the patient and gives you answers and peace of mind. The best! ~ Bette S. I felt that I was in good hands all the way. She is condent, capable, and caring. ~ Kevin M. Fellowship-Trained Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon Specialized Training and Expertise in: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery Your Eye Care Trust to Specialists.Anita Shane, M.D.Call today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Anita Shane.Medicare & Most Insurance Plans Accepted.Board-Certied Ophthalmologist SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Managing Media Thursday, Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20 Five Things to Try at Ancestry.com Friday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. Looking for a way to break through that brick wall in genealogy research? The Barefoot Genealogist, Ancestrys own Crista Cowan, presents Five Things to Try at Ancestry.com, including Online Family Trees, Searching Records, Ancestry DNA, the Learning Center, and Community Tools. For beginners or those who have been researching for years, everyone will learn something new at this free program. Cowan will also demonstrate her favorite tools for advancing family history research. Cowan is the Community Alliance Manager at Ancestry.com, where she has been employed since 2004. Her interest in family history, however, reaches back to childhood. She specializes in descendancy research, Jewish immigration and sharing family history with the genealogically challenged. Movie Matinee: Movies to See Before You Die Friday, Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m. Join us to watch a film from the list, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. After the showing, there will be a brief discussion of the movie. A Call to All Fiber Artists Monday, March 3, all day The John Crawford Art Advisory Board is looking for interested fiber artists to display in the Crawford Gallery during the months of November and December. This Fiber Art Group Show will include quilting, weaving, stitching, felting and paper making. All work must be original. Applications will be available March 3 to April 28 at the Information Desk. Questions? Call Laurie Burhop at 813-273-3652. Windows 8: Introduction and More Tuesday, March 4, 12:30 p.m. Learn the Windows 8 Metro interface and desktop. Learn how to navigate using the Surface tablet as well as a PC. Limit: 20. Adult Watercolor Painting Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Arthur Dillard and learn about monochromatic painting. 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. Astronomy & Telescope Viewing Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m. This program with Craig MacDougal will feature a short astronomy presentation inside the Library, detailing what will be observed, followed by an outside viewing of the moon and planets through a telescope. No registration required. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. eMail for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, March 5, 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Limited to 12 participants. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, March 5, 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. Master Gardener: Orchids 102 Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m. For adults ~ An advanced class covering care, maintenance and identification of some of Floridas common orchids. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service. 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. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call 813-645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG JennyJenny is a beautiful black and white kitten. Her mother is Nellie, a gorgeous tabby cat. Jenny has a very sweet personality, and she loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, chasing cat toys for hours. But Jenny would like to come to live at a forever home of her own. Get to know this sweet little girl and give her that home. Jenny has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption, Jenny will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. PumaPuma is a gorgeous, young, cream/white hound-lab mix. He arrived at the shelter along with his sibling, Clyde. Both were found as strays in Tampa. Puma is very loving and has a gentleness about him, but, like most puppies, hes full of energy and wants to play with and please people. His caramel eyes are captivating. Stop by the shelter to say hello to this sweet boy. As part of Pumas adoption, he will be neutered, current on routine vaccinations, and microchipped. DOB: est. August 2013.Alert AC is rebranding as Service AlertAlert Air Conditioning and Heating is now doing business as Service Alert. The name change reflects an expansion of the services offered. Service Alert is now a state of Flor ida-licensed plumbing contractor. Founded in 1946, Alert AC serves commercial and residential clients throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Residents of South Hillsborough County will remember that Alert purchased Wilhelm Heating and Air Conditioning in Ruskin, adding Wilhelm clients to the Alert extended family. Visit www.alertac.com to see the full line of services offered. To arrange for service on your existing system or to request a quote for new equipment, call Service Alert at 813-626-4111. See the current issues of The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more!www.ObserverNews.net6 by 6 Show: Big ideas, small artOn Thursday March 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the opening reception will be held for the first x 6 Show: Big Ideas, Small Art, at the SouthShore Regional Library. Approximately 60 artists will exhibit in this show in the librarys Crawford Gallery, with all work no larger than 6 x 6. Painting, Mixed media, pastels, fiber, metal and glass will be represented. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments in the Community Room. The exhibit will run through April 29. SouthShore Regional Library is at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. For more information, call Laurie Burhop at 813-273-3652.

PAGE 22

22 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 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. 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE W T V $800Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE 3 38 8 5 38 Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car!Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILS WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Our Cushion Shop is worth the drive from ANYWHERE!Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices 813-876-1566 MLK Columbus Dr.Mac Dill Check us out at Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about Viking River Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 Service Club of Manatee County 49th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW BRADENTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER PALMETTO, FLORIDA Benefiting Children of Manatee County Antique Appraisals by Kennedy BrothersSaturday 10 3Over 50 Dealers Crystal Repair Gold Buyer Jewelry Repair SHOW DATES: Feb 28 Mar 2, 2014Preview Reception: Friday 5:30 9:00 Show: Sat 10 5 Sun 11 4 Friday Preview Reception Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door Good entire weekend Saturday & Sunday Tickets: $6 at the door Good both days For information & tickets visit: www.ManateeServiceClub.com or call 9417474855 2106 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207 Holistic Medical Care Clinic is now open in Apollo BeachWith the February opening of Holistic Medical Care Clinic, South Shore residents now have a holistic option for health care. Located at 400 Frandorson Circle, #103, in the South Commerce Center, the clinic offers primaryand urgent-care services, as well as sports medicine. Founders of the clinic are Nataliya Sia, ARNP, and medical director Dr. George Rucker, voted as one of Sarasotas top doctors in Sarasota Magazine. Holistic Medical Care Clinics mission is to provide excellent health care utilizing integrative medicine, a blend of conventional/Western medicine and complementary therapies. It is a healing-oriented medicine that considers the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle, and emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient. Sia is a native of Ukraine who speaks four languages: Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese-Mandarin and English. She earned her bachelors and masters degrees as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the University of South Florida. She believes the only way to treat any disease is through the holistic approach of combining lifestyle changes, exercise and conventional medicine. The practice is currently accepting new patients with or without health insurance. To schedule an appointment, call 813-398-0470; walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment.Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathons are upcoming in MarchSoutheastern Guide Dogs Walkathons have expanded to five cities in Southwest Florida: Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and The Vil lages. The first Walkathon was Feb. 22 in Bradenton; the last one finishes up March 29 in Sarasota, with three more city Walkathons in between: St. Pete on March 1, The Villages on March 15, and Tampa on March 22. The Walkathons directly support Southeastern Guide Dogs. This Palmetto-based not-forprofit organization raises and trains world-class guide dogs for the visually impaired, and relies 100 percent on private donations to support its life-changing puppies and programs. Walkathons are Southeasterns biggest fundraiser of the year. Walkers will enjoy a full roster of local food vendors, music, petfriendly shopping, a silent auction, a $10,000 raffle and the chance to change the lives of the visually impaired. Interested walkers and fundraisers can sign up at www.guidedogswalkathon. org or at the event. Walkathon festivities start at the times listed below. The public and all well-behaved dogs are wholeheartedly invited. The upcoming Walkathon locations and schedules include: St. Petersburg: March 1 at Vinoy Park Festivities at 8:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 9:45. The Villages: March 15 at the Polo Club Festivities at 9:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 10:45. Tampa: March 22 at Fort Brooke Park Festivities at 8:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 9:45. Sarasota: March 29 at Payne Park Festivities at 8:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 9:45. Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually-impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating lifes journey with mobility, independence and dignity. Through their programs Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, and Gifted Canines, they have more than 400 active guide-dog teams across the nation and continue to add more than 80 teams annually, all at no charge to the guide-dog recipient, thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers. Visit www.guidedogs.org for further information.

PAGE 23

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 23 HEALTH NOTIFICATION Sun City Center, FL 33573 104 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. (Across from Walgreens) Benets of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper t. Beltone Hearing Care Centers are independently owned and operated. Participation may vary. 2013 BeltoneCall for an appointment!813-633-9200 Schedule your FREE in-oce test today!IS IT GETTING HARDER TO HEAR?A major name brand hearing aid provider wishes to eld test a remarkable new hearing instrument in your area. This oer is FREE of charge, and you are under no obligation. These revolutionary 100% digital instruments use the latest technology to comfortably, and almost invisibly, help you hear more clearly. This technology solves the stopped-up ears or head-in-a-barrel sensation some people experience, and has been clinically demonstrated to improve hearing in noisy environments. If you wish to participate, you will be required to have your hearing tested in our oce, FREE of charge, in order to determine candidacy. There is no fee whatsoever for participating in this in-oce test. Special testing will be done to determine the increased benets of this technology. Because benets of hearing aids can vary by types and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, results of hearing testing and proper t, this information is invaluable to us. This is a great opportunity to determine if hearing help is available for your hearing loss, while you evaluate your performance with this industry-leading technology.WHY WAIT ANY LONGER? ACT NOW!www.beltone.com WANTED: 27 PARTICIPANTSTESTING TAKING PLACE: 2/27/14 3/5/14We are providers of BCBS

PAGE 24

24 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years 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 Brake pedal pulsation Brake pedal flucuates while brakes are Pulls Vehicle veers to one side Grabs Shimmy Vibration MARCH EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 3/5/14 NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY! 10:00 11:00 am Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors, and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! 3/6/14 Thursday 3:00 4:00 pm Aging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. 3/11/14 Tuesday 1:303:30 pmBetter Breathers Support Group C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Please join Lorrie Quistad, RRT who facilitates this growing group. The rst half of each meeting consists of education for those learning to live with COPD. During the second half of the meeting, Physical therapists take you through guided exercises to assist you in your recovery. If you would like to learn more about what is available to you, do not miss this group. 3/12/14 Wednesday 10:00 11:00 am CHARLES SCHWAB INVESTMENT SERIES Dont miss this opportunity to meet with Ann MacKay, CFP with Charles Schwab and Discover the range of investment help and guidance available through Schwab 3/12/14 Wednesday 1:30 2:30 pm Learn about Veterans Aid & Attendance! Our speaker this month will be Frank Strom, Managing Director for Hillsborough County Division of Veterans Affairs. Frank is a retired Marine First Sergeant and has worked with both the United States Veterans Administration and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been assisting veterans and their families in obtaining their VA benets for 10 years. 3/12/14 Wednesday 2:30 4:00 pmDiabetes Support Group Please join Lisa Endick, RN from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. 3/13/14 Thursday 2:30 4:00 pm Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC 3/14/14 Friday 1:30 2:30 p.m. Are You Health Literate? Did you know that being healthy is more than just eating well? It also takes health literacy which means you can understand information about your health. Dorothy J. Brown RN, BSN, MSN Community Health Nurse with the Florida Department of Health will present this four week class. Learn where to get health information, how to understand health information given by medical professionals and how to make better health decisions. Learn what you need to know about Doctor visits and what you need at the Pharmacy. Questions? Contact Dorothy at 813-307-8015 x 7106 3/18/14 Tuesday 2:00pm 3:30 pm Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. Mood Makers art show to open at Dancing Crane in the Village of the ArtsMood Makers: Four Women, Four Painters, One Show of the Beauty of Our Land art show will have a gala grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at the Dancing Crane Gallery in Bradenton. Every Wednesday morning for several years, these four women have painted the beautiful country and seaside of the Gulf Coast. Two women paint in oil, two in watercolor. They stay in each location for several weeks to get the place in their bones so the paintings reflect the love that grows with knowing the feeling of a place. Marilyn Howard Flinns work can be found in collections worldwide. She usually starts her oil paintings outside en plein air and finishes them in her studio. She is particularly known for her gentle, soft paintings. Bernice Gaines has been painting in watercolor for more than 40 years. She paints realistically in an impressionist manner. Her love for the outdoors inspired her desire to paint en plein air. Bernices work is widely collected for its mystery, its harmony and its pure sense of joy. Terry Mason is an oil painter known for her strong sense of light, color and brush strokes. Her galleries are in Florida and New England and her paintings reflect her love of both of these areas. Clare Smith has painted in many media, but her love of watercolor has brought her the most pleasure and is the most widely collected. Clare is known not only for her plein air work but also her home portraits and imaginative floating flowers series. The Dancing Crane Gallery is part of the Village of the Arts in Bradenton. The address is 1019 10th Ave. W. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Three Boats Waiting by Terry Mason, who is part of the Mood Makers art show at the Dancing Crane Gallery.

PAGE 25

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 25 3855 Upper Creek Drive Sun City Center,FL 33573 813-633-3333 www.PacificaSunCity.com#AL7290Join us Thursday, March 6that Noonfor a fascinating Lunch & Learn with Dale Smrekar of Downsizing Advisory Service on Treasures in the Home the value of antiques in the internet world.A FREE Lunch will be served. R.S.V.P. required, as seating is limited. Call: (813) 633-3333 to reserve your seat TODAY!!! Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. Highway 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. 27 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 BeatleBeat concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7 p.m. Monday, March 3 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsFriday . ...............................5 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, March 1 . ..........5 p.m. Ham Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Music by .................................................... Chicago Rich Sunday . ........................................$1 draft beer all day and evening.Monday. .............................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday . .............................$1 draft beer all day and evening. Wednesday. ........................Come on down and socialize. For more information, call 813-645-2922. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedWord III: Paragraph Formatting Thursday, March 27 at 3 p.m. 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. Word: Tables I Thursday, March 27 at 3:45 p.m. Create professional-looking tables for forms and lists, format table structure, and more. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. iPad/iPhone: Demo & Open Lab Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will demonstrate how to install the required software for eBooks, open an Apple account, and how to download an eBook to the device.The Better Business Bureau warns cellphone users about a new scam that can result in unauthorized charges appearing on their monthly wireless statement. BBBs across the country are seeing a rash of reports of ring and runs or The One Ring Scam on cell phones recently where returning a missed call from an unknown number might be tempting, but it could cost you. Here is how it works: Consumers in several states report receiving calls on their mobile phones in which an unknown caller hangs up after one ring. When the cell owner returns the call, they are billed $19.95 for the international call fee. They may hear music, then advertising while they are unknowingly connected to a caller-paid toll service or chat line located outside the country. At $9 per minute, these calls can add up quickly.Better Business Bureau alert: One Ring cell phone scam can ring up the chargesThe Caribbean area codes that appear on the caller ID often have been reported to be from the Dominican Republic (809), Jamaica (876), British Virgin Islands (284), Grenada (473) and Dominica (767). The practice of third parties placing unauthorized charges on wireless accounts is called cramming. If you have fallen for this scam, be sure to alert your cell-phone carrier immediately and keep an eye on your cell-phone bill. The ear lier you document the fraud, the better your chances of having some or all of the charges removed. To protect yourself from unauthorized charges on your cell-phone bill, BBB offers the following tips: When in doubt, dont pick up or call back. If you dont recognize an outof-state telephone number on your caller ID, ignore it. Understand your mobile bill. Be sure to keep track of what services you pay for; that way you will be able to determine if any charges are unauthorized. Keep a close eye on monthly statements. Anyone can become a victim of bill cramming. Monitoring your bill is the best way to determine whether or not youve been affected. The sooner you spot any unexpected charges, the sooner you can stop them. Add restrictions to your account. Contact your service provider to see if you can restrict third-party billing on your account. Inform other users on your mobile phone plan. Its important to let friends and family members on your cell-phone plan know about this scam, and to ignore phone numbers they do not recognize. Bottom Line If its Unknown, Leave it alone. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netLibrarys Centennial Celebration to honor Womens History MonthTampa-Hillsborough County Public Librarys 2014 Centennial Celebration theme is Changing Lives, Transforming Communities, and, in honor of Womens History Month, it will host a celebratory luncheon on Saturday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maestros Restaurant in the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon, focusing on the influential role women have played in the libraries and in Hillsborough County, will feature Connie May Fowler and Doris Weatherford. Fowler, a local Florida native, is an awardwinning novelist, memoirist and screenwriter, and recently published her latest best-seller, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly, to wide acclaim. Weatherford, local historian and author of Real Women of Tampa and Hillsborough County: From Prehistory to the Millennium, was awarded the American Library Association Outstanding Reference Source for her latest title, Women and American Politics: History and Milestones. Both speakers will be available after the program for a book signing. To commemorate the Centennial, the luncheon will be a ticketed event of $19.14, which includes an entre salad choice, beverage and dessert. Reservations are required. To make reservations or learn more information, call the Friends of the Library at 813-273-3616 or send an email to thplcentennialevents@gmail.com.

PAGE 26

26 FEBRUARY 27, 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 Leoni Loretta MerrellLeoni Loretta Merrell was greeted by her Lord and Savior February 15, 2014. Loretta was born April 4, 1920, in Old Sun City (Cockroach Bay), Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edgar Merrell; parents Nebraska Buzbee Sr. and Leoni (Denson) Buzbee; sister Cedella Pellum; and brother Nebraska Buzbee, Jr. She is survived by sons Leon (Cassie) Merrell and Ralph Gordon (Wanda) Merrell; numerous grandchildren, greatand great-great-grandchildren; and sister Edna Connell. A graveside Memorial, officiated by Johnnie P. Denson, will be held at 11 a.m. on March 1, 2014, at Gulf City Cemetery, Ruskin. There will be a Dinner Fellowship immediately following at the home of Donnie and Gloria Connell, Uncle Brack Road, in Old Sun City. Bring a covered dish and your memories.Thank youI would like to take this opportunity to thank all the good and loving people of Sun City Center who called on my wife of 62 years while she was suffering through her illness, and those who attended her memorial service. I have received hundreds of sympathy cards, and over half of them expressed some comment of their love for my Beverly. They said she was kind, spunky, intelligent, a good golfer and a friend. She was always smiling and had a good word for everyone. I will miss her, but I have a lot of memories. Once again, I want to thank the wonderful people of Sun City Center, and the kind clergy and members of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Sincerely, Harold HeilAgnes D. CloughAgnes D. Clough, age 85, died February 22, 2014, at her home in Sun City Center, Florida. Born in Troy, N.Y. on July 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Fitzgerald Moore. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Following her marriage in 1948, she moved to Blue Point, N.Y. and was employed by the Bayport-Blue Point School District for 28 years as a school secretary. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles A. Clough, who died in 1991, and devoted and loving mother of Paul and Lynne Clough of Bellport, N.Y and Peggy Ann Lauper and Robert Lauper of Oswego, Ill. She was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A private family memorial service will be held in March. Donations to LifePath Hospice, Inc., 12470 Telecom Drive, Suite 300 West, Temple Terrace, Fl 33637 in memory of Agnes Clough would be appreciated. Arrangements by Zipperers.End of Life Choices in FloridaProfessor Philip Leto, on the faculty at the University of Tampa, will deliver a lecture to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center on Thursday, Feb. 27, concerning End of Life Choices: What the Law in Florida Says. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on E. Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome.World Day of Prayer is March 7This year the World Day of Prayer for Sun City Center will be held at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center on Friday, March 7. Refreshments will be served in the Life Enrichment Center at 10 a.m., and the service begins in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m. The World Day of Prayer service is open to all. The presentation this year was prepared by the women of the WDP Committee of Egypt, with the theme I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert. World Day of Prayer is a movement symbolized by an annual day of celebration that began more than a century ago. Today millions of Christians worldwide now worship each year on the first Friday of March. More than 170 countries are participating this year. Cellist, pianist to give concert at St. AndrewCellist Scott Kluksdahl, accompanied by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, will present the sixth concert of the current St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Fine Arts Concert Series. The concert will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, in the church sanctuary, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Kluksdahl serves as professor of cello and chamber music at the University of South Florida. Cassidy-Polera has won international prizes and collaborated with leading soloists, including Yo-Yo Ma. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church reception desk and at the door the day of the concert. For more information, call St. Andrew at 813-634-1252 or Judy Voorhees at 813-642-8125.Prince of Peace welcomes the communityAre you a new resident of Sun City Center? Are you a Catholic looking for a new parish? The parishioners of Prince of Peace invite you to join them for Mass on Sunday, March 2. Masses will be offered at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Following Mass, all are invited for a time of fellowship in the Conesa Center, where coffee and donuts will be available. A member of the parish stewardship committee will be present to answer any questions you might have about Prince of Peace. Ash Wednesday Masses Prince of Peace has announced the schedule of Masses for Ash Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 5, at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. in the church. If you have been away from the Church for any length of time, the Prince of Peace congregation invites you join them as they begin our journey to Easter. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information call 813-634-2328 or visit www. popcc.org.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. Hadassah installation is March 9The Chai Chapter of Hadassah will hold its installation luncheon at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Rabbi Carla Freeman of Beth Israel Congregation of Sun City Center will be the featured guest speaker. This event is open to all Hadassah members and their spouses, as well as nonmembers. The cost to attend is $20 per person, payable in advance. Contact Carol Balent at 813-829-7227, or monkeyandwife@yahoo.com, for additional information about payment and to RSVP. Reservations must be made by March 2. Yard sale in Wimauma on SaturdayThere will be a yard sale at Wimauma Church of God, 5504 SR 674, on Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PAGE 27

FEBRUARY 27, 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 Ministerios La Red Iglesia de Ruskin501 2nd St. S.E., Ruskin, Florida 33570 LaRed Praise Band Ministerio de alabanza Grupo Avivamiento evangelistico Kids Net ministries ministerio de nios La RED Dance Team Nias y Adultas Youth Group Grupo de Jovenes Pastores Marvin y Baleska Barillas Conectate con Dios...... Dia de servicios de Adoracion Domingos 10:00 a.m. Miercoles 7:00 p.m. (Jovenes) Jueves 7:00 p.m. Intercesion Domingos 8:45 a.m. Saint Anne celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new signFebruary 14 is a very special date for Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. It was on that date in 2009 that the dedication ceremony for the new church was held. This year that occasion was observed in a very special way. On Saturday, Feb. 15, after the 4:30 p.m. Mass, a new sign, donated by a generous parishioner, was blessed and dedicated by Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F., pastor. Parishioners hope that the lighted sign will serve as an inviting landmark at the corner of U.S. Highway 41 and 11th Avenue NE in Ruskin. The fifth anniversary observance continued the following morning when Fr. McEvoy conducted the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Saint Anne Food Pantry. Assisting in the ceremony were parishioners Bill Richards Sr., who was responsible for keeping the food pantry in continuous operation for more than 20 years, and Paul Wiskotoni, who assumed the responsibilities when Richards retired in July of 2012. This larger facility will not only address the increasing physical needs for storage and distribution but also will better accommodate the more than 400 families who are currently served by the volunteer crew each week. The food pantry is located on the parish grounds at 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin. Additional information may be found on the Saint Anne website at www.SaintAnneRuskin. org. Rev. Timothy ShirleyUCC welcomes Rev. Dr. Timothy ShirleyFeb. 16 was the first Sunday for the newly settled pastor, Rev. Timothy Shirley, to conduct services at the United Community Church in Sun City Center. Over 300 people were present to hear the message. After the morning service, the congregation went into the Great Hall to celebrate this step for ward in the 50-year history of the church. Hot dogs with all the fixins were served while the par tiers were entertained by the choir and special musical pieces by The Three Amigos. After the celebration honoring the new pastor at United Community Church, Dick Timm, left, and Jim Blackstone rang the churchs large bell, announcing to the community that there was good news to share. Rev. Timothy ShirleyNew Beginnings Fellowship hosts gospel group Sounds Of JoyAt the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, March 2, the gospel group Sounds Of Joy will visit New Beginnings Fellowship. This group, based near Silver Springs, Fla., has been traveling the country delivering the gospel of Jesus Christ through song since the mid-1980s. The church is at 1120 27th St. SE, Ruskin. For more information, call Pastor R. Lewis Brady at 813-654-1018. Jerry Goff and Lil Jan BucknerGoff.Christian music duo in Gibsonton this weekendDr. Jerry Goff and his wife Lil Jan will be ministering at the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, March 2. The couple, members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, have more than 50 years of experience in gospel music, writing and performing songs that have become national hits: Search the Book Again, Walk Around Me, Jesus, The Tree God Grew, and many others. A love offering will be taken at the service. First Baptist Church is at 9912 Indiana St., Gibsonton. For more information, call 813677-1301.Ex-con preacher is part of Southside Baptist revivalRichard Coss has been reaching people for Christ since 1970. A former hardcore criminal, he has been traveling the country speaking in prisons, jails, churches, schools and biker rallies, spreading the word of Jesus Christ to others. His personal story of how Jesus changed his life is nearly unbelievable. Coss will be at Southside Baptist Church in Ruskin during the churchs Revival, which begins Sunday, March 9. The event starts with an old-fashioned BBQ dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the Revival. From Monday, March 10, through Wednesday, March 12, the Revival begins at 7 p.m. Southside Baptist Church is at 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S.St. John the Divine youth group donates to the Lords LighthouseThe Souper Bowl of Caring Episcopal youth charity event at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church raised $615.73 this year. Members of the churchs youth group voted to give the money to the Lords Lighthouse, a mission outreach to farmworkers in the area. The Lords Lighthouse feeds approximately 300 farmworkers every week. For more information about the Lords Lighthouse, visit http://lordslighthouse.org.

PAGE 28

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ets 105 PERSONALTaco Truck for rent, with location & customers. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 Peace of mind while youre away. We will visit your house on a predetermined basis. Checking utilities & security, emergency visits as required & more. Call 813-634-4243 for appointment 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 Sun City Mobile Home RV Park, 5116 SR 674. Multi family sale throughout park. Household items, clothing, bird houses, jewelry, much more. Friday Feb. 28, 8am-2pm. Garage sale. Mixed housewares, cloth ing, tools, furniture, & lots more. Covington Park. 7708 Nottinghill Sky Dr., Apollo Beach. March 1st 8am-1pm. Moving sale. Furniture, housewares, treadmill, lift chair, tools, books, clean mattress, Club Car & lots more. 306 Hickory Stick, SCC. Feb,.28 & March 1st. Antiques, collectibles, old doors, housewares, furniture, costume jewelry, odd & ends & more. 8am. Thursday & Friday, Fe. 27 & 28. Dealers welcome. Hwy 674 to Del Webb by Century 21, 1 miles to 1416 Seton Hall Dr., SCC Multi family sale. March 1st, Saturday 10am-2pm. No early birds. Lots to choose from. El Turco Court, SCC. Multi family yard sale. 1015 Bluewater Dr., SCC. 8am Friday & Saturday Clothes & a little bit of everything. Moving sale. Saturday, March 1, 8am2pm. 1022 Sago Palm Way, Apollo Beach. Boat equipment, canvas sewing machine, wave runner, elliptical, scuba gear, bicycle, kitchen items, books, tools, engine hoist, 6.5 hp water pump, yard equipment & lumber 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALE 1015 Sago Palm Way, Apollo Beach. Saturday March 1, 8am-2pm. Furniture, boat items, garden tools, household. Too much to mention March 1st, 7am-2pm. Antique chair, golf clubs, table, glassware, clothes, kitchen items, chairs, knickknacks, tools. Priced cheap. 733 Ojai, SCC 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD SALEBig sale. 1029 Bluewater Dr., SCC. Friday & Saturday, 2/28 & 3/1. Also 3/7 & 3/8, 8am-2pm. (2 weekends) Clothing, household goods & lots of misc. ucton st te esPPQuality 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. 813-645-1800A 813-758-7952, Kim. Doing estate sales in Sun City Center for over 17yrs. Remodeling sale. White side by side refrigerator, ice/ water in door. Chicos clothes size 0, misc. items. Saturday, 7am-1pm. 1921 East View Dr., SCC. 813-634-2068, cell 580-284-3100 Have a bright sunny day Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 J ims Estate Salesserving South Hillsborough County813-601-0983 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Club Car Golf Cart, Nice Glass-top Rattan Dining Room Table with Chairs, Broyhill Queen Bedroom Set, Black Lacquer Queen Set, Computer Desk, Laptop, Bamboo/ Rattan Sleeper Sofa, Rattan Side Chairs, Home Dcor, Kitchenware, Glassware, Prints/Paintings, Jacuzzi Hot Tub, Patio Furniture, Garage Items, Jewelry, and More. Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!328 Caloosa Palms Court (off East Del Webb Blvd.)Sun City CenterFRIDAY & SATURDAY Feb. 28th & March 1st7 a.m. NOON Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Feb. 26, 28 & March 1 50% OFF all jackets / sweaters Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Craft ShowMonday, March 3rd 9 a.m. noon Timely Treasures Sale Just 1 block off SR 674 Something for Everyone Lunch available both days! St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDED Did You Know?Carefully Selected Clothing 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 NEED U.S. Currency (Small or Large) Domestic & Foreign WANTED Will be buying coins Tuesday Friday: 10 am 3 pm Saturday by appt. only 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. (813) 634-3816 (813) 503-4189BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint Bars Your local dealer for over 24 years Sun Ci ty Center COINS C ollectables Manatee RV Parkwill be holding their March 1 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Coffee and doughnuts and Sloppy Joe lunch available. Prizes throughout the Bazaar! Park is located at6302 U.S. 41 S. (between Ruskin and Palmetto) 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 Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STORE OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! S.R. 674U.S. 41 1st St. SW Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable condition.All proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Woodland Est. 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

PAGE 29

ebrur PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 Cell: 382-7536 est te ses urntureBeige/ yellow couch, chair & ottoman, 3yrs old, like new. Best offer. 813-6339235, Sun City CenterofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Lwn nrenJack Villa Craftsman riding mower, great shape $400. Huskey Power washer 1800 psi, like new $90. 813-765-5220 or 813-765-8133 ots 161/2 ft MirroCraft w/ 40hp Johnson outboard w/ power trim. 6 beam. Runs excellent. Galv. trailer. Good condition $1,400,, Bill 740-404-5707 sortorgeSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Auto obes Y The good, the bad, the ugly. Call now terfront ore3br/2ba, beautiful, spacious mobile home in lovely waterfront park. $51,900 Ruskin. 813-610-7515 housesforse housesforse More4br/2ba, newly remodeled mobile home w/ shade trees, 2 sheds, private large lot. $68,000 813-415-3103 or 508561-2428 honots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecellTURNKEY This 2BR/2BA, 624 Sq. Ft. single-wide is move-in ready, including furniture and appliances. A beautiful 10x22 Florida room adds to the living space. It can all be yours, including the share, for only $39,900. SPACIOUS CORNER LOT is where youll find this 3BR/2BA, 1,288 Sq. Ft. double-wide that is fully furnished and ready for you. The home is located on a large corner lot and includes an 8x14 shed and a 42-ft. carport. The sale price of $65,000 includes the share. Vacant Shares (Lots) from $17,000 MnP rsOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 In 55+ best kept MHP on river. 1 bath, 2 beds, washing shed, carport, lanai. Furnished, pets allowed. Must see for $3,000. 813-867-9139 A must see park model in Hawaiian Isle, lot 668. 3897 Honolulu Dr., 2br/2ba, lots of storage, nice shed with a beautiful backyard to party with your guests. Call 419-203-6136 Attractive, furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath, great view $12,900 River Oaks RV Resort. 813-645-2439 ousesforrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-5258519A tsforent rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886DueforentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400PcestohreNeed male roommate to share expenses. 3 bedroom house in Ruskin. 813-624-2225 Ment sLovely furnished, 3br/2ba in waterfront park. Fishing dock, rec hall, great neighborhood. Ruskin. $1,200 monthly plus electric. 813-610-7515 Large RV for rent. $150 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. No pets. Ruskin. 813-363-6001 Motor home on private lot. All utilities included. $100 weekly. Gibsonton. 813495-7481 M A rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 ooeeng tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com outer Troubleshooting solutions. Personhome networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-506-7748 A ut reElderly caregiver with Florida CNA & level 2 background clearance. CPR with 4yrs of experience. References, reliable, affordable. Call Gina 813-922-6769 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com uneov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enng Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. MoversAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. No hourly rateshidden fees. Free estimate. Call Dave 813447-6123. M In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. Packing services available. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469M No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340. I will beat any written estimate!Lwn reM lawn mower repairs. Briggs & Stratton dealers, golf cart & bike repairs. Part & 938-3226/ 813-690-4370 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 Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough Countywww.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.com JUST LISTED: Great Ruskin pool-house, 2BR+Den/2.5BA, large inside utility room, garage, and direct access to canal. Totally remodeled kitchen with granite ing area, BR & Den, and great screened pool. 10ft access lane to canal In back. $159,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PERFECT FOR FAMILY: Very well maintained 3BR/2BA mobile home on 1/3 acre corner lot with detached 2-car garage and nice shady trees. Split BR plan, inside utility room, large enclosed lanai, and huge shed/workshop in backyard. $65,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN RESIDENTIAL LOT, $26,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 Move-in ready 2BR/2BA/2CG condo tained and polished. Features include split bedroom plan with 2 master suites, $115,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. EVER WISH YOU COULD LIVE ON NEARLY AN ACRE IN TOWN? Time to stop wishing and start actingrare opportunity to buy large 4BR/3BA in Valrico. Newly listed house on beautiful treed lot with mature landscaping in super$162,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 TWO TOWNHOMES FOR RENT IN RUSKIN! and an attached one-car garage. Water and basic cable are included in the rent. $1175 and $1025 per month with a one-year lease. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, freetrim, loads of storage. $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT PRICE ON COMMERCIAL ZONING!! call for tour. This one wont last long. $374,900. Adjoining parcel at 2502 Hwy 41 available for $325,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 RUSKIN AFFORDABLE INVESTMENT PROPERTY! $59,750 CALL MARGO WARD 486-9640CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS 813-645-3211 Celebrating 90 years! 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. acre MOL seawall, no bridges to the bay 3/2/2 WATERFRONT home with covered lift KINGS POINT 2/2 CONDO: Great winter/ retirement home, with tile oors in living room and kitchen, laminate in MBR, walk-in-shower in MBA, enclosed lanai with washer & dryer, and sitting area under shady tree on side of home. New plumbing! $42,900. RUSKIN DOUBLEWIDE IN GATED, RESIDENT-OWNED COMMUNITY: Lots of amenities, including heated pool, clubhouse, shufeboard and more 3BR/2BA, new ooring, new paint, formal dining room, great room, enclosed lanai, carport and utility shed. Nice corner lot, low monthly fees. $49,500. RUSKIN RENTAL: Spacious older house, 3BR+Bonus room/3BA, large living room and kitchen, replace in family room, inside utility room, enclosed lanai, secluded area, close to town. $1,150/mo. + deposit.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Open HouseFor Sale By OwnerSat., 3/1 & Sun., 3/2 1 to 4 pm626 Ft. DuquesnaSCC 2/2/1.5 garage Totally updated! $159,000

PAGE 30

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 cst tew es IAAIAI Get 40 100mg/20mg Pills, for only$99! +4-Bonus Pills FREE! #1 Male Enhancement. Discreet Shipping. Save $500 NOW! 888-800-1280 D WANTED!!! TOP PRICES PAID! Faster-$-$-$-Cash For Local Pickup Call 813-528-1480 For Free Shipping Call Toll-Free 1-888-656-0725 tonyteststrips.com AFA We Buy ANY Car, Truck or Van! Running or Not. Get a FREE Top Dollar INSTANT Offer NOW! 1-800558-1097 Were Local! ountP ers o Flor ADPI GIVE YOUR BABY THE BEST IN LIFE! Many Kind, Loving, Educated & Financially Secure Couples Waiting. Living & Medical Expenses Paid. Counseling & Transportation Provided. Former Birth Moms on Staff! FLORIDA ADOPTION LAW GROUP, P.A. Jodi Sue Rutstein, M.S.W., J.D. Mary Ann Scherer, dential 24/7 (#133050&249025) ADPI secure family. Living expenses paid. Call Attorney Charlotte Danciu 28 years experience. 1-800-3955449 www.adoption-surrogacy.com ; FL Bar # 307084 AMDD Please help us have our baby! Generous Compensation Paid. Call Attorney Charlotte Danciu 1-800395-5449 www.adoption-surrogacy.com ; FL Bar # 307084 PREGNANT??? 1-888-ADOPTION (236-7846) Choose a loving family for your baby. Living & medical expenses paid. americanadoptions.com Lic. #100024191 American Adoptions of Florida cst tew es Homejoy Professional Cleaning $20/hr Affordable. Convenient. Trusted. Book online in 2 minutes! For 1 HOUR FREE for new customers, go to: www.homejoy.com/SFL ; Or call: 1-855-728-4569 REMODELED RENTALS MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD & PALM BEACH COUNTIES. 1-5 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW! Section-8 Accepted. Call Now for Low Pricing. 305-600-5450 Property Damage Claims No Fee, If No Recovery! Roof Leaks, Kitchen Damage, Tile Damage, Mold & All Other Claims Attorney Charles D. Barnard 954561-5880 954-295-3861 D Kitchen Cabinets, Closets, Vanities, Wall-Units. Granite Countertops Almighty Woodworks Free Estimates 305-290-9687 We Serve Dade, Broward & West Palm EMPLOYMENT800 Y! 2014 Pontoons **** Great Deals Free Delivery in Florida **** 26Years in Business Astor Marine 24535 State Rd-40 Astor, FL 32102 352-759-3655 lwn cre Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 reeeov l Shrubs trimmed & removed Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, SCC area. Free estimate & fully Insured. Call Tony Horman. 603662-6079 Fll DrtulngM Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. : ___________________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ To place a classied adcall ; $17.0030 DEADLINE: ll rthullngP topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 oncreteF driveways, side walks, patios, concrete foundations, decorative concrete driveways etc. 25 yrs experience. CUC-122409. Free estimate. 813417-0981 oeMntennce Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Home repairs, interior /exterior painting. Drywall repair, carpentry & door replacement, pressure cleaning, landscape cubing repair & painted. Ron 813-293-1260 MscervcesI can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813-236-9306 Very reasonable rates, local references 25 yrs. experience. Hardwood floor installation. Call 813-352-7819 enerlM Full-time Retail hours, competitive wages, bonus incentives. Vacation package. Must have excellent customer service skills. Type 30 or 40 wpm. Reliable transportation, no criminal, drug free. Apply in person Cash Kwik, 2107 E. College Ave, Ruskin 813645-4900 or apply at 7441 US 301, Riverview 813-671-6599 Drivers $5,000 sign on bonus! Great pay. Consistent freight. Great miles on this regional account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2507 AT&T U-Verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (Select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800-327-5381 ATTENTION VIAGRA USERS Help improve your stamina, drive, and endurance with EverGene. 100% natural. Call for Free bottle. No Prescription Needed! 866-273-9007 DirecTV Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free for New Customers. Start saving today! 1-800376-0868 Do you Take Cialis/ Viagra? Theres an Herbal Alterative thats Safe/ Effective. VigorCare For Men the perfect alternative to other products, with similar results. 60 Pills /99.00 plus S &H 1-888886-1041, herbalremedieslive.com Every baby deserves a healthy start. Join more than a million people walking and raising money to support the March of Dimes. The walk starts at marchforbabies.org. A Fun loving married couple seeks to adopt. Stay-at-home mom & devoted dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Lets help each other. Call/Text Paula & Adam. 1-800-790-5260. FLBarNo.0150789. DIVORCE $50 $240* Covers Child Support, Custody, and Visitation, Property, Debts, Name Change Only One Signature Required! *Excludes govt. fees! 1-800-522-6000 Extn. 300 Baylor & Associates ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAIN EES NEEDED! Become a Certified Microsoft Office Professional! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! SC Train can get you you job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-212-5888 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if ment assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-6283. AVIATION MAINTENANCE / AVIONICS NOW TRAINING PILOTS! Financial aid Call National Aviation Academy! FAA Approved. Classes Starting Soon! 1-800-659-2080 NAA.edu MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDASAP! No Experience Needed! Online training gets you job ready! 1-888374-7294 NURSING CAREERS begin here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for Institute Orlando (888) 220-3219. DROWNING IN DEBT? Business, personal loans. New or consolidated credit available. Bad credit ok. Call Century Financial 1-800-931-1942 ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION? WEIGHTLOSS? HAIR LOSS? SAVE on Generics and Name Brands up to 80% off. Returning Customers save an additional 10%. 877-778-3153 or visit www. KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit. Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, NonStaining. BUY ONLINE ONLY homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES) KILL ROACHES & PALMETTO BUGS! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot, Homedepot. com TIMESHARE OPC POSITIONS Hilton Head Island. East coasts #1 island destination! Housing to experienced OPCs! Over 25,000 produced in past 3 years! Call JIM 843-247-1941 or DON 843-683-9595 FLORIDA LAND SALE 246 Acres, $995/AC. Perfect small hunting tract. Creek, hardwoods, planted pine. Visit our website: www.StRegisPaper.com 478-987-9700 St. Regis Paper Co. GEORGIA 9 Acres, Claxton Georgia. Mostly cleared, Road Frontage. $30,000 Owner Financing. $1,000 down $422/ mo. Includes Property Tax, No Restrictions! Call 912-269-9349 IRS PUBLIC AUCTION -DAYTONA BEACHSFR, 3BR/2.5BA/3Car Garage, 2507sq.ft., 3162 S Peninsula Dr. Drive by only. Sale: 3/4/14, 10:00am, St. James Foxman Justice Center. Sharon Sullivan 954-740-2421 www. irsauctions.gov ; $2,000 Moves You In! No credit neceshomes. If you are handy, call 352-4141862 or visit: investmentpropertiesondemand.com CASH FOR CARS All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/ Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800871-9638 Canada Drug Center es tu mejor opcion para ordenar medicamentos seguros y economicos. Nuestros servicios de farmacia con licencia Canadiense e Internacional te proveeran con ahorros de hasta el 90 en todas las medicinas que necesites. Llama ahora al 1-800261-2368 y obten $10 de descuento con tu primer orden ademas de envio gratuito. Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-749-6515, for free shipping. TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD CallBeverlyat 645-3111 ext. 201 or email: Beverly@observernews.netUp to 20 words: $17 Additional words: 30 eachBold lines: $3 eachClassifieds must be paid in advance DEADLINE: Monday 4 p.m. for Thursday paper Nations largest Insurance Agency is opening an office in Sun City CenterWe are in need of three quality representatives to join our team in Sun City Center. As an agent, you will be able to assist senior citizens with their health, life and financial insurance needs. Ameri Life Representatives are also qualified to enroll individuals and families in the new ACA-compliant Healthcare Insurance Plans. Advanced commissions, leads are provided. Extensive training is available. Make $50,000 the first year.Please call Ameri Life of Sun City Center at (888) 663-4698 for an immediate interview.Ask for Mr. McCrary Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News

PAGE 31

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 31 5C (10) 15.5 43908-GTTL (2-27) Sun City Observer Group FC (gc) On SR64 Just Seconds West of I-75, Exit 2201-877-207-4862 ToyotaOfLakewood.com A Gettel Automotive DealershipAll offers with approved credit through Toyota Financial Services. Excludes tax, tag, title, registration and includes dealer fee. Factory rebates and incentives to dealer. Dealer equipment extra. ^0% is $16.67 per month per $1000 borrowed with $0 down. month lease with $3499 due at signing including $0 security deposit. 12,000 miles per year allowed, 18 per mile thereafter. *Must mention newspaper advertisement at time of write-up. Available on Toyotas only. Up to 5 quarts of standard motor oil. Synthetic and diesels extra. Excludes shop disposal fee and tax. Cannot be combined with any other service offer. Prior sales excluded. Discount and APR offer cannot be combined. Photos for display only. See dealer for complete details. Offers expire 3/2/2014. MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS/25,000 MILES PROVIDED BY TOYOTAIncludes Oil Changes & Major Services When you purchase or lease a new Toyota, get Covers normal factory scheduled service. Plan is 2 years or 25K miles, whichever comes rst. The new vehicle cannot be part of a rental or commercial eet, or a livery/taxi vehicle. See participating Toyota dealer for plan details. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska. Roadside Assistance does not include parts and uids. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD DEALER! Want A New Toyota Without The Hassle? THE BIG TOYOTA STORE PRE-OWNED SPECIALS! 2010 VOLKSWAGENROUTAN SE STK#L102193A$11,741 2005 LEXUSLS 430STK#LS1189A$14,994 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 V6STK#L027833A$13,873 2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LESTK#L335620A$14,591 2011 TOYOTA COROLLA LESTK#L073953A$13,892 Visit Our State Of The Art Facility! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Plus Stop In Today And Get An Oil Change For Only $9.95! 2012 KIASORENTO LXSTK#L085603A$18,343 2013 NISSAN VERSA SVSTK#L152975B$13,998 2007 TOYOTAFJ CRUISERSTK#L067249B$17,963 2011 TOYOTAPRIUS IIISTK#L676012A$19,553 2011 TOYOTA TACOMA PRERUNNER V6 DOUBLE CABSTK#L157293A$22,572^ Plus Get OR Plus Get Plus Get OR MDL#4440 Plus Get OR CVT, MDL#1864 CVT, MDL#1852

PAGE 32

32 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 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 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) 645-3111 Business & Tradesaid in churches or auditoriums. Chances are that if you try to talk to me, particularly in a store or a noisy environment, I will not understand you, either. Unless I can read your lips. Dr. Scott Sims, an audiologist with Physicians Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center in Sun City Center, summed up my situation. Technology cant do much for you anymore, he said. Your hope now lies in medical science. There is hope there, but it could be 10 years yet. It is thanks to Sims that I can function in a reasonably normal fashion. It is thanks to him that I can hear and understand the voices that I am familiar with, at work and with family and friends. It is thanks to him that I can take important telephone calls, and it is thanks to him that I can clip a tiny Bluetooth microphone onto my moms shirt so I can make out what she says to me during visits. He has invested many hours in making all of that possible. Sims describes hearing loss as a growing epidemic. Once generally a concern for the elderly, it is a problem that is silent and invisible, and it is increasingly affecting young people. No one can see hearing loss. But the impact on lives can be enormous. It really is terrible, Sims said. And people without hearing loss have a very hard time identifying with hearing loss. It is invisible to them. But it is extremely tiring and very frustrating trying to hear and communicate with a hearing loss. For many people, some degree of hearing loss is a normal part of aging. Older people tend to be more established in life and beyond the requirements of careers. Alarmingly, however, hearing loss is now appearing in a significant number of young people. When I started in Sun City Center in 1996, hearing loss here was almost exclusively elderly, Sims said. Now there has been a big change, and the average age of a hearing-aid user has dropped dramatically. The younger generations have been exposed to more and more noise, and that has been harmful to hearing. A fairly significant percentage of children, say between the ages of 10 and 19, probably 11 percent of kids have some form of hearing loss. And the impact of that will be long-lasting and difficult to measure. But rest assured, there is and will be an impact to not only impacted individuals but also society at large. What the studies indicate is that people feel isolated, he continued. My patients will tell me that it may have caused them a lot of anxiety, that is something I hear almost daily. Because we are seeing the onset of hearing loss coming sooner in life, at a younger age, we are seeing a lot of folks that are trying to work, to communicate with customers or supervisors, and it is very stressful if you cant do that. It is very difficult in this economic environment for everyone, but it is even moreso for people who have trouble communicating. It does cause a lot of anxiety. While he has many types of hearing aids available to his patients, Scott Sims is not a hearing-aid salesman per se; he is a doctor of audiology. Businesses have taken notice of increasing cases of hearing loss, and are responding with ever-new products. Many of those products do not require a visit to a hearing center or doctor; they are self-programmable from a smart phone. Such devices tend to be far less technologically advanced and far less expensive than high-tech hearing aids. Sims does see some benefit to such new products, perhaps in providing those with mild hearing impairments the opportunity to gain some measure of help. I think it is great that more and more attention is being focused on new products to assist people with hearing loss, he said. A lot of personal amplifier devices are possibly helpful, and it could be a good step for some. And then from there, people could move into customized hearing aids. But he also recognizes they may well come with inherent dangers. I think, in general, I like the concept to acquaint someone with better hearing, he continued. But there is a danger of someone damaging their hearing, and that is where the risk comes in. There have been some devices on the market that have harmed people. True hearing aids are programmed based on your exact hearing loss, unlike someone with a generic amplification device. We have the ability to adjust many different frequencies so we can adjust to something you are comfortable with as an individual. An audiologist has the ability to add a little bit of his or her experience, also. But there is also a longer-term problem. My other concern, said Sims, is that people will try something like that and decide that hearing aids dont work and theyll give up. When, in fact, there are a number of wonderful products out there. Im living proof of that. My hearing aids and the associated devices werent cheap, but they have changed my life, something difficult on which to put a price tag. But not everyone who visits his office leaves with hearing aids. There are any number of people who come in here where I recommend that they wait for hearing aids, he said. Our approach is that we rely heavily on the individual if their problem is relatively minor and they are able to compensate, or if they just need an assistive device, perhaps, for the telephone or television, we can help them with that. I dont take a sales-driven approach to this. Sims and Physicians Choice are one of any number of hearing centers in South Hillsborough. Most have opened to serve an elderly population, but now are finding their patients are increasingly younger. From A+ Hearing Center, Armands and Audibel to Beltone and others, hearing loss is taken seriously. If you are finding that you are having to ask people to repeat quite a bit, that is a sign that you are having trouble, Sims said. If you feel uncomfortable communicating in noisy environments, even restaurants or family get-togethers, if you find that you are starting to avoid those activities or withdraw from them, I would recommend that you have your hearing checked. We have a number of wonderful success stories. Today they are making hearing aids that are much more cosmetically appealing. And that is the direct influence of more young people using hearing aids. As a doctor of audiology, Scott Sims first priority is the well-being of his patients and of those suffering from hearing loss. Like virtually every hearing center in South Hillsborough, he simply wants to make life better for those he has been trained to help. He is in private practice and does not represent any single company.The growing, invisible, silent epidemicX have already decided to use it for the basis to create a robotic Longhorn bull the schools mascot. According to Reve, plans for the robotic bull include making steam emerge from its nostrils. On Monday, the students were clearly excited by their success at the USF competition. Before becoming a teacher, Reve was part of the team that created the Cassini mission, a spacecraft that is currently orbiting Saturn and has set new boundaries in science. Seeing the students smiling and laughing, when asked how this compares to Cassini, Reve said, This is way better.Lennard Robotics ClubX MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Teacher James Reve and the Lennard Robotics Club show the clubs winning entries in a USF science competition last weekend. The club took first, second and fourth places in various competitions.Because the Robotics Club is an extracurricular activity, Hillsborough County School is not able to provide direct funding, thus the need for community support. Donations of equipment and money are greatly appreciated. The club is also interested in hearing from anyone who may have had a robotics or engineering career and would be willing to speak to the club or mentor students. Checks may be made out to Lennard Robotics and dropped off at the school or sent to Lennard High School, 2342 East Shell Point Road, Ruskin, FL 33570.X

PAGE 34

34 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case ClubCars Choice Battery Since 2009! + Including installation and a FREE Service mentions Dr. Edwin Bowers, who worked with Fitzgerald. He is said to have used the practice for an anesthetic effect.But Sanguedolce didnt learn about the procedure from the Internet. As a young mother living in Arkansas, she watched as the medical profession couldnt help her son, who had had an adverse reaction to something that happened in a doctors office. Back then, we grew all our own food, and were really into the health food thing, she said. Still, I was skeptical when I went into the health food store and found and read the book on reflexology by Eunice Ingham. Inghams work culminated in the International Institute of Reflexology, which has since become popular in several places, including an institute currently operating in St. Petersburg. I read the book and started doing the technique on my son, and he never had any more problems, Sanguedolce said. After that, she began to study the procedure, along with massage. Locally, many people attest to the ability of reflexology to help them. Patti Greene had a broken small toe and was hurting walking, even after it healed, but reflexology adjusted it, Sanguedolce said.She tells of an elderly Native American who allowed her to adjust his back while she was staying near a reservation in Orange Springs. His granddaughter came to me crying that he needed help. Until then, none of the tribe would let me touch them, she said.Another story centered on helping a young girl with ear pain during a flight. She was just screaming and holding her ear, Sanguedolce said. I showed the parents where to apply pressure on her hand, and almost immediately, she stopped crying. The American Cancer Society has approved reflexology as a help with breast cancer pain and is using it in its integrated program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Some medical insurances are starting to allow payment for it, for certain conditions. Meanwhile, other countries often use it as a regular practice. In Thailand, for instance, Sanguedolce said, everyone who enters the emergency room of a hospital has it done automatically. The Internet shows that 22 percent of residents of Denmark use the procedure; and in the United Kingdom, it is regulated by the Complimentary & Natural Health Care Council, which regulates all alternative medicine. Reflexologists explain that it works this way: The bottoms of the feet have zones that correspond to various areas of the body. If you have two of something, it appears on both feet, like two kidneys, or two lungs. If you only have one, like one liver, then you only have it on one foot. Sanguedolce is available to speak about reflexology (and massage) to groups and to explain its value. She may be reached at debisang@ gmail.com.ReflexologyX was something Burke thought would allow children to express themselves.It gives them a chance to think about Black History Month and develop their own design and present it to the school; and to put their own sweat into developing the idea gives it that little extra. Watching the students develop their own creativity while working with other students, Burke also threw in the added bonus of a reward for the winning homeroom. With artwork adorning 15 doors already, Burke expects at least 10 more before he takes to a school golf cart Feb. 27 to do an American Idol style judging. They are pretty awesome so far, said Burke. Some of them show a lot of historical reference and [that] the kids put in a lot of work, so I am pretty proud of them. Eisenhower staff members were particularly pleased at how excited and energized the students were to create the project. I dont know if it was for the pizza or for the actual project, but whatever it takes to get them excited, we are all for it, Burke said. I think just having that extra attention is a really positive thing for the kids. The partnership with AAA is one example of a business-school relationship Burke has been fostering at the school, which now counts many local firms among its growing list of friends.Waterset Homes of Apollo Beach recently donated three iPads to students with perfect attendance. The company is partnering with Eisenhower students open doors to Black History MonthX the school to give out iPads every nine weeks, honoring everything from the most-improved student to an honor-roll student. Buying those iPads is no small investment, so we are really pleased and grateful, Burke said. We are trying to do a lot of things where we include business partners in giving our kids awards. Its something I wanted to do when I started here, and now we have between 50 and 60 businesses that we routinely work with throughout the year, partnering up on different things to help kids. While an educated workforce obviously pays off in the long run for businesses, Burkes pitch to local firms went beyond teaching children in the classroom. When I started, said Burke, My approach was it takes a village to raise a child, and thats something we all need to be invested in.

PAGE 35

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 35 5C (10) 15.5 43905-GTHB (2-27) Sun City FC (lm) 2503 1stOn 1st Street, 2 Blocks South of Where 301 Meets US411-941-747-9262 HyundaiOfBradenton.com of Bradenton*For a limited term on select models with approved credit through Hyundai Motors Financial. ^36 month lease with $2999 due at signing including $0 security deposit with approved credit through Hyundai Motors Financial. 12,000 miles per year allowed, 20 per mile thereafter. All offers exclude tax, tag, title, registration and $799 pre-delivery service fee. All factory rebates and incentives to dealer. Prior sales excluded. In-stock units only. Offers cannot be combined. Photos for display only. See dealer for complete details. Offers expire end of day 3/2/14. GETTEL HYUNDAI OF BRADENTON OR OR GET A LOW LEASE DEAL! 0% A PR FINANCING! And Right Now, For A Limited Time Get $ 0 DOWN!* NEW 2014 HYUNDAI NEW 2014 HYUNDAI NEW 2014 HYUNDAI NEW 2014 HYUNDAI $ 129Lease For Per Month.^ $ 149Lease For Per Month.^ $ 149Lease For Per Month.^ $ 249Lease For Per Month.^ $ 299Lease For Per Month.^ NEW 2013 HYUNDAISave Up To NEW 2013 HYUNDAIELANTRA SONATA VELOSTER SANTA FE SPORT AZERA GENESIS $ 7140OFF MSRP! BUZZ Whats All The About?ITS OFFICIAL: Hyundai Has Been Named Top Automotive Value!-Strategic Visions

PAGE 36

36 FEBRUARY 27, 2014



PAGE 1

www.ObserverNews.netFebruary 27, 2014 Volume 58 Number 6THE OBSERVER NEWS LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 28-30PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8The boys of summer prepare to take the field! Opening day for East Bay Youth Athletics (formerly Little League) is Saturday, March 1. Ceremonies will be held Friday night, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Vance Vogel Park, 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road, Gibsonton. Visit tinyurl.com/observer-ebll for more information.Whats on at the Ruskin Family Drive-in, you ask? Showing from Friday, Feb. 28, through Thursday, March 6, is The LEGO Movie at 7:30 p.m. and RoboCop at 9:10 p.m. Located at 5011 US Hwy. 41 N, Ruskin, www.RuskinFamilyDriveIn.com By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netFrom the cockpit of my sailboat, I called the NASA Causeway bridge tender via VHF radio to request an opening as a southbound vessel. I heard a reply and saw the bridge opening. I then also saw what appeared to be a northbound barge. I assumed the barge had the right of way, so I circled just north of the now open bridge, waiting.And I waited. The barge appeared to be only crawling. I circled and waited some more. Finally, from the radio I made out, Captain, this is the NASA Causeway Bridge. CAN YOU HEAR ME? The truth was that I couldnt. At best, I could only understand a few words. It turned out that what I thought was a barge was actually a floating platform for workers as they painted the bridge. The bridge tender had called repeatedly to tell me to simply go through. He had held the bridge open as I just circled MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTODr. Scott Sims of Physicians Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center in Sun City Center has been serving patients in the community since 1996. Now he is finding the average age of his patients has decreased significantly. The growing, invisible, silent epidemicneedlessly in front of it. I am severely hearing impaired. I have state-of-the-art hearing aids but they can only do so much. I can rarely understand voices that I am not familiar with. I can rarely take telephone calls, even though my cell phone beams straight into my hearing aids. I do not understand what I hear on a television, even though, at home, the television sound also beams into my hearing aids. I do not understand what is Reflexology gaining acceptance in the United StatesIt is a standard practice in many countriesBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netWhen I leave Im in a whole new place, said Trudy Coleman, a longtime resident and former owner of The Coleman Connection Realty in Sun City Center. Its a world of comfort. Like being cut free of all your up-tightness. Its a very short hour. Coleman is just one example of the local people who have tried reflexology and said it helps them relax and can eliminate pain. History shows that the ancient Egyptian and Chinese practiced it, and now many other countries use it as established alternative medical practice. Debi Sanguedolce, a licensed massage therapist, uses therapeutic reflexology in her office at A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa and Salon in Apollo Beach, owned by Kathie McPhee. Sanguedolce has taught reflexology at Keiser University PENNY FLECHER PHOTODebi Sanguedolce, licensed massage therapist and practicing reflexologist, works on a co-workers hands during a break. and at Manatee Technical Institute, where she is also on the Advisory Council. A lot of people who are embarrassed by massage will take off their shoes and let us work on their feet, she said. Others use both massage and reflexology for many things, especially stress and pain relief, she said. Coleman swears by it. The technique involves the 2,000 nerve pathways through the body that end in the feet. All the organs and systems in the body are represented in what reflexologists term zones in the feet. The hands mirror the feet and also can be used to receive benefit from reflexology, but reflexologists say working on the feet is the most powerful. Applying static compression to certain places in the feet or hands can initiate the healing process, Sanguedolce said. This technique was introduced in the United States in 1913 by William Fitzgerald, an ear, nose and throat specialist. When researched on the Internet, the history of reflexology in the US also Continued on page 32X Continued on page 34X Lennard Longhorns going to state semifinalsThe Lennard High School Longhorns basketball team is on its way to the 6A state semifinals after a 74-63 victory over Lehigh High School last Saturday. The team will play Lake Minneola at 4 p.m. at the Lakeland Center Friday, Feb. 28. If they prevail, theyll be in the 6A state championship game Saturday, March 1. Under the direction of head coach Danny Gaddis, the Longhorns have been this years Cinderella team, finishing the season at 25-4. This will be the schools first-ever final four appearance. The championship games will be live on Bright House Sports Network Channel 47 and HD 1147. Semifinals and championship games will be streamed live on www.bhsn.com. Above, Robert Gant shoots for the Longhorns with a packed house cheering the team on. Below, after-game interviews for the schools morning show.criCRIStianTIAN torre TORRES photoPHOTOS

PAGE 2

2 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015,U/\025\015\012,,\015 / FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Whole Home Dehumidiers SAVE YOU MONEY! BWFT\001&OFSHZ\001t\001SPUFDUT\001:PVS\001\ SPUFDUT\001:PVS\001$PNGPSU "\001.PSF\001&DJFOU\001PMVUJPO “There is no practical way to eliminate mold indoors; the way to control indoor mold growth is control moisture.” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “Mold needs a few simple things to grow and multiply; Moisture and Nutrients (Food) Of these, controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth.” Minnesota Department of Health Call: 813.684.9919 www.SunAirTampa.com "\001GBNJMZ\016PXOFE\001CVTJOFTT\001TFSWJOH\001\PSPVHI\001$PVOUZ\001TJODF\001\022\032\031\031\001t\001$"$\021\025\025\031\027\024 Register to WIN a FREE* Aprilaire (1730A) Whole Home Dehumidier Visit us at the Kings Point Community Festival .BSDI\001\030UI\001r\001\022\021BN\001\016\001\023QN *installation not included UN \025\021\022\027\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024 www.SouthBayHospital.com South Bay Hospital offers free health education seminars to help keep you living healthy. Healthy Living Series &DOO\003RXWK\003%D\\000+RVSLWDOV\003IUHH\003 Consult-a-Nurse helpline at 1-888-685-1595 to register for a seminar. Foods to Prevent Tummy Troubles Carole Miller, Registered and Licensed Dietician \000DUFK\003\024\024WK\017\003\025\023\024\027\003‡\003\024\023\003D\021P\021 \024\025\024\023\003'HO\003:HEE\003%OYG\021\003:HVW\003‡\003XQ\003&LW\\000&HQWHU\017\003\ Treatment Options for Back Pain Dr. Larry Fishman, Neurosurgeon \000DUFK\003\024\034WK\017\003\025\023\024\027\003‡\003\024\025\003S\021P\021 \024\025\024\023\003'HO\003:HEE\003%OYG\021\003:HVW\003‡\003XQ\003&LW\\000&HQWHU\017\003\ /XQFK\003SURYLGHG\021\003 Colorectal Cancer Prevention Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai, Gastroenterologist \000DUFK\003\025\032WK\017\003\025\023\024\027\003‡\003\024\024\003D\021P\021 \024\025\024\023\003'HO\003:HEE\003%OYG\021\003:HVW\003‡\003XQ\003&LW\\000&HQWHU\017\003\ /XQFK\003SURYLGHG\021\003 Business owners join “Building for America’s Bravest” At the Carpet One Convention in Phoenix last month, Joan Miller and her daughter Kim Scott, owners of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin, met with others who will be helping in the “Build for America’s Bravest” program. From left are Miller, actor Gary Sinise, Scott, and Odell Scott. By Q PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net I t isn’t every day you get to meet a character from your favorite movie, but that’s just what happened to Joan Miller, owner of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin, and her daughter Kim Scott last month. It would be hard to forget the character “Lt. Dan Taylor” played by Gary Sinise in the 1994 box-office hit, Forrest Gump It’s a role Sinise, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1995 for the film’s supporting role, never forgot. The character, who lost both legs in Vietnam, was thoroughly researched by Sinise before the film was shot. What he found changed his life enough that he founded the Gary Sinise Foundation, the mission statement and purpose of which may be seen at http://www. garysinisefoundation.org. Since he played Lt. Dan, he has not only formed a foundation to help wounded veterans but also has joined the USO, and travels worldwide to entertain troops and support morale. “Lt. Dan” may have been the most famous person at the Carpet One Convention last month in Phoenix, but it wasn’t Sinise whom the conventioneers honored as they took on a special project to help veterans and other first responders. Carpet One corporate officials made it clear that all dealers would participate, but it didn’t take any persuading for Miller and Scott. “All those who put their lives on the line daily for public safety need any help we can give them,” said Scott in an interview after they returned. “Not only the military, but the firemen, law enforcement officers, emergency medical personnel and others.” The presentations given weren’t what Miller and Scott, and Scott’s husband Odell — himself a Vietnam veteran — expected to find at a Carpet One convention. Instead of the usual “sell-theproduct” talk found at most corporate conventions, Carpet One owners and staff heard presentations from Building for America’s Bravest, a program to build “Smart Homes” for those who have lost three or more limbs in the line of duty. One of the speakers was a fire chief, John Carroll, who had a mobile museum of the 9/11 terrorism attack on the World Trade Center in New York. He told attendees about Stephen Siller, who was an off-duty fireman when the Twin Towers were hit. “He said Siller had to run more than a mile through the tunnel because he couldn’t get his fire truck through with everyone leaving New York,” said Kim Scott. “The father of five was killed when he reached the towers, after running all that way with 60 pounds of gear on his back.” Siller’s loved ones organized the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and yearly there’s a run in his honor from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the \012œˆ'i`œ>}i£n X

PAGE 3

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 3Vote expected on flood insurance rate hikes this week By KEVIN BRADY keving@observernews.netA hard-fought battle to give relief to homeowners facing massive rate hikes in their federal flood insurance appears headed to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The new bill, which enjoys bipartisan support in Congress, would ease premium increases for primary residences and allow homeowners to pass on federally subsidized, below-market rates to anyone buying their home. The proposed bill would also be retroactive to Oct. 1, 2013, when the new rates went into effect and would protect existing properties from premium increases when an areas flood risk is remapped. Second homes and businesses in flood-prone areas may still face flood insurance increases under the new bill, which is expected to be finalized this week. If the bill passes, a joint House-Senate committee will try to come up with compromise legislation, which President Obama is expected to sign. The Senate passed a bill last month to delay flood insurance rate increases. We are finally coming to the point at which we can grant homeowners and businesses some relief from the huge, gargantuan sometimes tenfold increases in flood insurance premiums, said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida). Waterfront communities from New Jersey to Louisiana have enjoyed subsidized flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program since the 1960s. Of the NFIPs 5.6 million policyholders, 1.1 million are subsidized. Florida, with 2 million policies, is the programs largest customer. With the NFIP $24 billion in the red after losses from Hurricane Katrina and other devastating storms and floods, Congress passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 in an attempt to restore solvency to the program with insurance rates that more accurately reflect the risk of living in a flood-prone area. As a result, rates jumped dramatically for some homeowners last October. The flood insurance rate hikes 600 percent for one Apollo Beach home was not atypical under the new rate scheme were repeated across the country in waterfront communities from Louisiana to Florida, and created a massive outcry from homeowners. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat whose waterfront district includes Riverview, Apollo Beach and Ruskin as well as Tampa and the southern tip of St. Petersburg, has been lobbying her House colleagues since November on the issue. Earlier this month, Castor pushed for a vote on the Senate bill only to be stymied by GOP leaders. Castor said last week, The unreasonable flood insurance increases are harmful particularly to middle-class families across the Tampa Bay area; however, this is a national issue. The new House bill was drafted by Rep. Michael Grimm, a New York Republican whose Staten Island district is still recovering from last years Superstorm Sandy, and House leaders are now backing a vote on the issue. This will ensure the resurgence of a viable housing market in our coastal communities, and bring much-needed confidence and security to the countless homeowners still struggling to rebuild their lives and finances, Grimm said last week. Flood insurance rate hikes, and uncertainty over whether Congress will act to delay or repeal them, has chilled the market for homes in floodprone areas, especially Florida, and has united Democrats and Republicans from waterfront states. DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTSYour Flooring & Window Treatment Experts....22 Years Strong! THE 2011 & 2012 IF YOU DONT LOVE IT, WELL REPLACE IT FREE. We want you to be 100% happy that the floor weve created together is as beautiful as the one in your dreams. If not, we will replace it for FREE.* Thats what we call The Beautiful Guarantee. We are that confident.0%Financing AvailableW.A.C. See store for details Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. VILLAGE SHOPPES FLEA MARKET (813) 293-2442 Large Supply of YEARLY SALE! VISIT NANS CORNER for all your Sewing & Embroidery Needs & More 5K Fun Run for missionariesThis Saturday, March 1, Simmons Loop Baptist Church is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run/Walk to raise money for Ben and Nettie Beck, missionaries at Purdue University Baptist Campus Ministries. Registration is $15 per person. The run starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., or pick up a pre-registra tion packet Friday night, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The dinner is free for 5K participants; a $4 donation for all others will also go toward the fundraising event. T-shirts are available at $10 each to further support the cause. For more information, call Wanda Carlton 813-671-1243 or the church office at 813-6779310. The church is located at 6610 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview, www.simmonsloop.org. Madelaine Warren to perform at Studio@620The Studio@620 welcomes the return of acclaimed New York City cabaret/concert artist, soprano Madelaine Warren, and master vocal coach/accompanist, David Marullo, as they perform a collection of song favorites by such celebrated composers as Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barry Manilow, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Jerome Kern and more. One night only: Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. All seats are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. The Studio@620 is at 620 First Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. For more information, call 727-895-6620.

PAGE 4

4 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 1311 Burbank Ct ............................... 63,000 805 Rickenbacker Dr .......................... 79,900 701 Torrey Pines Ave .......................... 85,900 1345 Bluewater Dr ............................ 95,000 1514 W Del Webb Blvd .................... 107,900 1004 Athens Way ............................ 129,900 1737 Coco Palm Cir .......................... 129,900 807 Bluewater Dr ............................ 129,900 1017 Ardmore Way .......................... 129,900 728 Fairway Ridge Ct ....................... 133,500 205 Sola Ln ..................................... 134,900 1207 Bluewater Dr .......................... 135,500 506 Lime Tree Ct .............................. 137,500 1814 Granville Ln ............................ 139,500 1801 Butterfly Pl ............................. 143,000 219 N Brockfield Dr ......................... 144,900 203 Amesbury Cir ............................ 145,000 617 Oakmont Ave ............................ 149,900 2033 E Del Webb Blvd ..................... 154,900 1927 Wolf Laurel Dr ......................... 155,000 1613 Weatherford Dr ....................... 156,900 2242 W Del Webb Blvd .................... 159,900 2310 E Del Webb Blvd ..................... 160,000 2327 E Del Webb Blvd ..................... 162,500 1411 Bluewater Dr .......................... 164,900 2306 Piper Glen Ct ........................... 164,900 1924 Wolf Laurel Dr ......................... 171,500 1811 Bedford Ln # G158 .................... 28,500 301 Kings Blvd # F133 ....................... 44,900 201 Bedford Trl # 125 ........................ 51,500 302 Canton Ct #52 ............................. 52,500 310 Kelsey Way # 310 ........................ 54,500 401 Dorchester Pl # 58 ...................... 56,900 2217 Grenadier Dr # 143 ................... 59,500 204 Glen Ellen Pl # 0 .......................... 66,500 2215 Hartlebury Way # 399 ............... 99,000 753 Tremont Greens Ln # 57 ............ 102,000 KINGS POINT SUN CITY CENTER1136 Emerald Dunes Dr ................... 179,900 724 Winterbrooke Way .................... 184,500 1902 E View Dr ................................ 184,900 2115 Worthington Greens Dr ........... 185,000 1803 Danbury Dr ............................. 195,000 1941 Wolf Laurel Dr ......................... 209,000 1024 Regal Manor Way ................... 210,000 2109 E Del Webb Blvd ..................... 210,000 1214 Jasmine Creek Ct .................... 217,000 1602 Vincennes Dr ........................... 219,000 2213 New Bedford Dr ...................... 224,900 1142 Emerald Dunes Dr ................... 224,900 1112 Jasmine Creek Ct # 262 ........... 225,000 423 Noble Faire Dr ........................... 229,900 1601 Flamingo Ln ........................... 230,000 2109 New Bedford Dr ...................... 234,900 1945 E View Dr ................................ 239,000 2218 Westminster Manor Ln # 253 ........ 247,900 1805 Bunker Hill Dr ......................... 249,000 436 Noble Faire Dr ........................... 259,000 802 King Leon Way .......................... 259,000 1014 Regal Manor Way ................... 269,000 1104 Jasmine Creek Ct .................... 279,900 1119 Opal Ln ................................... 289,900 1032 Regal Manor Way ................... 295,900 1312 Lenox Greens Dr ..................... 309,900 2215 New Bedford Dr # 251 ............ 325,000 THIS AD COMPLIMENTS OF Vickie Bruni, Larry Bruni, Colleen Schmeiser, Flo Vachon, Carole Wettach, Maribeth Reeder, Natalie Pellerin, Helen McDowell, Pam Reno, Travis Bunn, Nora Nelson, Bob Totero, Nicki Kaukonen, Susie Collins, Charley Collins, Jerry Clifton, Richard Henry, Neal Shaffer, Gary Waldron, Sharon VanLoan, Shirley VonSee, Bev Zuidema, Nancy Stanton, Sam Provan, Judie McFarland, Tom McFarland1603 Sun City Center Plaza 813-633-4200(Just before the Nearly New Shop) Address List Price Address List Price Address List Price Address List Price Address List Price Over 40 Agents in Sun City Center to Serve You(Just before the Nearly New Shop)2516 Lancaster Dr # 163 .................. 110,000 1513 Ingram Dr # 0 ......................... 114,900 908 Oxford Park Dr # 127 ................. 129,900 823 Tremont Greens Ln # 823 .......... 130,000 2317 Mooney Pl # 181 ..................... 139,900 1012 Otter Mill Way # 0 ................... 150,000 2221 Brookfield Greens Cir # 10 ....... 159,900 1116 New Winsor Loop # 15 ............ 169,900 515 Princeton Greens Ct # 39 .......... 189,900 2012 Captiva Ct .............................. 339,900 304 Noble Faire Dr ........................... 349,000 2029 S Pebble Beach Blvd ............... 349,900 505 Rimini Vista Way ....................... 369,900 2124 Platinum Dr ............................ 425,000OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE:2109 New Bedford Dr. 2213 New Bedford Dr. 1014 Regal Manor Dr. 728 Fairway Ridge Ct. 2213 New Bedford Dr. 807 Bluewater Dr. 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 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Wes Mullins ............................. Publisher wmullins@mmprintinc.comChere Simmons ...... Editor/Creative Direc.chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister ........... Associate Editor carol@observernews.netMitch Traphagen ................... Online Editormitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady .............. Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen ..................... Travel Writer W630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.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 is not really amazing to me, but it is fascinating that almost all the people I have ever met who are 85 or older seem to have a welldeveloped sense of humor. As an example, a gentleman being interviewed on the occasion of his 100th birthday said that his wish for a present was a new motorized wheelchair. The interviewer nodded and agreed that the old man could certainly get back and forth to the dining room with a new motorized wheelchair. But the old man said with a grin, Dont care much about eating, but it would help me catch a few of these pretty nurses. Mark Twain wrote, Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. In this old mans face you could see the evidence of a million smiles or more and a life well spent. In any case, with his great attitude he will probably see more years and, more than that, he will enjoy them. What can you do at home and work to laugh more and enjoy life to its fullest? Here are some things you can do: love the song from the musical Annie that says, You are never really dressed without a smile. You can shine your shoes and wear your best clothes, but without a smile, you are not going to be dressed in your best. You put the finishing touch on by smiling. It amazes me how some people hoard their smiles and rarely give is hard to give one away without getting one back. In fact, a smile is a mental hug. If smiling does not come easily for you, then make a conscious effort to smile at everyone you meet. It may not be long before you find yourself warmed by the reflection of your smile in the eyes of all to whom you give one. uplifting line on the bottom of your memos. I have a friend who puts a humorous line on the bottom of all his memos. It may be a quote from someone such as Mark Twain, Jay Leno, or Zig Ziglar. It might be a short joke or story that he feels will uplift our day. I asked him where he finds his material, and he said that he began by taking quotes off an inspirational calendar he had found in the drawer of an old desk. The calendar was out of date but the quotes had value and he started to share them. The more he shared them, the more people looked forward to seeing what he was going to include in his memos. The payoff for him is that people keep sending him humorous and uplifting things in return and these items, in turn, brighten his day. your home or your office. Find a bulletin board and designate it as a place for everyone to pin up his or her favorite cartoon. I do have a couple of suggestions with such a board: 1. Cartoons posted should be from a magazine or newspaper that has general circulation. Cartoons by amateurs many times will not be of a family-viewing nature or will have a particular bone to pick. 2. All cartoons should be accompanied by the name of the poster. Remember Bill Hodges rule for humor: If you cant tell it to everyone, do not tell it to anyone. The same applies to cartoons, If you cant show them to everyone, then do not show them to anyone. Although I am not a proponent of censorship, there are times when, for the common good, someone must be responsible. At home, the board should be monitored representative of management. Laughter is the best medicine, but if you are not up to taking a full dose, then start with a smile.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, on Government on the Tampa Bay Community Network, that airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone: (813) 6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Laughter is the best medicineVolunteers needed at South Bay Hospital volunteers for several positions throughout the hospital. If you have good communication skills and the desire to help others, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Volunteers are needed on weekdays, and hours are flexible. No will be provided. If you are interested in volun813-634-0187. City Center, Ruskin, Wimauma, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton and the surrounding areas.Free travel presentation is March 12On Wednesday, March 12, Tauck Tours will give a free presentation at 2 If you are interested in attending, 4880.

PAGE 5

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 5 TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW NO CDDFEES Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks Lennard Robotics Club wins big at USF competitionHillsborough community.The community turned out for us, they gave us money and equipment, and without that money and equipment, we would not have been able to do this, Reve said to his students. We would not have been able to win these awards. Taking a first-place award for By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe Lennard Robotics Club, a fledgling club of science-minded students founded by Lennard High School teacher (and former rocket scientist) James Reve, has continued making its mark on the world, competing last weekend in an engineering expo at the University of South Florida. The Lennard Club took home several awards for its efforts, competing against a professional team from Miami and college graduate students. The remarkable success was the ultimate show of appreciation for the outpouring of support received from the South The community turned out for us, they gave us money and equipment, and without that money and equipment, we would not have been able to do this...James Reve, to his Robotics Club members Winning a first-place award for a 15-pound robot named Goliath were Joseph Fiquerua and Luis Santiago.a 15-pound robot named Goliath were Joseph Fiquerua and Luis Santiago. Taking second place for a threeto fivepound robot named L-BLOCK were Jefferson Vance, Fernando Paladino and Silvania Valcrio. Winning second place in the balsa bridge competition a 103-gram bridge that held up to 139 pounds were Heriberto Amescua and Sebastian Garcia. There are now approximately 40 members of the Lennard Robotics Club. With the donations from the community, additional students were recently allowed to join, as the club is limited by their available resources. Among the donations received from the community was an electric wheelchair. The students X MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

PAGE 6

6 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 THE ONLY MAJOR HEARING AID MANUFACTURER IN THE COUNTRY THATS AUDIBEL AMERICAN OWNED. AMERICAN OPERA TED. Why Do People Delay Addressing Hearing Loss? Audibel Does Not Charge for Service and NEVER WILL Ofce Visits Service Reprogramming SA TISF ACTION GU ARANTEED 100% Financing with available no interestSatisfaction Guaranteed with Audibel Hearing Centers years of customer service & hearing health guaranteed program.SAV E TODAYFor the First Time Ever The Most Advanced Hearing Aid EverIs Smaller Than Ever.PLATINUMThe Best Of The Best Completely In CanalAvailable in every style A 2 A 2 In America, the average person with hearing loss delays dealing with it for 5 to 7 years. The big question is, Why do people wait so long before confronting the obvious problems that come with an inability to hear clearly? Accepting & Correcting Your Hearing Loss Researchers estimate that over 30 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss, but almost 75% avoid scheduling a hearing test to determine the cause and how to remedy this condition. As the baby boomer generation ages, more people are going to experience hearing loss. Many people with hearing loss do not take the steps needed to cor rect the problem. The rst step starts with getting a hearing exam when you rst notice you are experiencing symptoms. A hearing test can determine the cause of your hearing loss, and which state-of-the-art hearing devices can improve your quality of life. There is often a period of denial or hesitation that must be overcome before the appointment for the hearing test is made. At rst it may seem like you only have very mild hearing loss, if any, because you can hear someone talking to you, or you can hear the TV, radio, or a movie, you just cant catch every word. Or you may have trouble following conversations, but you always come up with a reason why its too noisy, people are speaking too fast, or there are too many people talking at once. The truth is that when you have early, mild hearing loss, you will start to have trouble hearing certain higher frequency sounds. Consonant sounds are in the higher range and are the rst to go. While you may hear voices, you may nd yourself mistaking similar-sounding words, like rent and sent or time and lime. If you believe you have mild hearing loss, begin by getting a hearing exam. You can use the results of the hearing test to rule out or x any correctable conditions, and then you can assess if any of the new and advanced hearing technologies can help you hear more clearly. FREE HEARING TEST CALL ANY OF THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW TODAY! 30% 50% OFF MSRP Audibel SCA Features Digital Sound Processing Usually Found Only In Hearing Aids Costing Thousands More! So small the only thing people will NOTICE IS BETTER HEARING After your hearing test you will be able to make a more educated decision about what your options are to prevent further hearing loss and hear more clearly immediately, improving your overall quality of life. Purchasing a hearing aid is not a decision made lightly. Its important that the person you are working with listens to you and works together with you to address your specic hearing needs. You need to be able to trust their guidance in choosing a solution to match your lifestyle. Advances In Hearing Care! A hearing specialist with Audibel Hearing Centers will be available to answer all your questions and discuss the latest advances in hearing care. Even with the new technology, your brain still needs time to readjust to hear ing sounds it may not have been hearing for years. You will be amazed at your own ability to reconnect with your life with the help of this advanced technology. In addition, technology is constantly changing. A hearing test can now determine if you have even very mild hearing loss, and the new generation of digital hearing aids has nearly eliminated the problems of feedback, and extraneous noise that was bothersome with earlier models. Most hearing losses dont require expensive hearing aids to help you with sounds you were missing, including those lost consonants, without introduc ing additional, distracting noises. Personalized programming adjustments ensure your hearing aid is set to your specic loss and unique needs. No One Will Know It is true that hearing aids of past years did have a stigma attached to them. They were large and bulky, and usually they were visible to anyone who walked by. But just as the internal technology has changed, so have the external char acteristics of digital hearing aids. New models are virtually invisible when worn making your Audibel hearing aid far less noticeable than your hearing loss. With advanced digital technology and miniaturization, nobody else has to know that youre wearing a hearing device. In addition, hearing aids technology has an exciting future. Even now you can have your hearing aid connected to different external devices, such as an MP3 player, a cell phone, radio, or your TV. As microchips continue to get smaller, the amount of data processing power continues to increase at astronomical rates, allowing for hearing aids to be made smaller while continuing to improve sound quality. If you checked out hearing aids ve years ago, you should take a look at the new models you might be surprised at how far things have come and how easily hearing loss may be corrected. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. If you were in the military, law enforcement, or simply exposed to the loud noises of machinery in a factory, you could have developed hearing loss at an early age. Dont be embarrassed by your inability to hear clearly take action now and get a hearing test to nd out what you can do to enhance your ability to hear clearly and prevent continued deterioration. Start by having a hearing test and then take steps to decide if you feel comfortable with the new technologies. Think about it how much time and energy are you spending apologizing because you misheard something, or asking someone to speak louder or to repeat themselves? Having a hearing test and wearing a hearing device can alleviate many problems caused by hearing loss and that is priceless! When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the middle ear. Sometimes hearing loss can be easily and quickly corrected by clearing blockage that can occur from wax build up. Years of using q-tips to clean your ears can embed layers of wax so tightly that it affects your ability to hear clearly. Thats why the rst part of your ear exam will be with an otoscope to determine if there is any blockage that can open up your ear canal and allow you to enjoy the beauty of unmuted sound again. At the entrance to the middle ear, sound waves hit the eardrum. A damaged eardrum can not only be painful, but it can mufe natural sounds and make it extremely difcult to hear clearly. If youre experiencing hearing loss, its important to nd out if it is a correctable condition involving the middle ear. Sound vibrations travel through the middle ear and into the uid lled inner ear where they are converted into signals that are sent to your brain. Damage to the inner ear can lead to deafness, so its vital to make sure your inner ear is functioning properly. Problems with the inner ear often require surgery or medication. If the damage is irreparable, youll want to ask about the new cochlea implants that can help restore your ability to hear again. There is also new scientic and medical research with stem cell transplants that can regrow damaged inner ear hair follicles (known as cilia) that send electronic signals to your brain allowing you to translate sounds into language. Researchers at Stanford University say that they are 5-10 years away from a breakthrough that could possibly correct human deafness. To evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a 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. 813-634-845122 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.oridahearing.com E LLEN TON B RAD E N TON (941) 722-7200 (941) 747-6966 B RANDO N T A M PA (813) 681-4046 (813) 831-9442This advertisement funded by the MANUFACTURER, Minneapolis, MN Arnold Palmer HEARING AID BATTERIES FREE HEARING AID REPAIRS ALL MAKES ALL MODELSBring in your damaged hearing aid. If we can x it in our lab, we will, at no charge Limit 2 Packs Per Household. Must Have Coupon. Exp. 3/15/14TWO PACKS 99 in noisy environments. music and TV whistling and buzzing customized for your ears

PAGE 7

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 7 Tutoring Club of Valrico holds ribbon-cutting ceremonyOn February 13, Susan Prestridge of Tutoring Club of Valrico invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event was held to celebrate the Tutoring Clubs move to a new and larger location. There was also celebration for PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RIVERVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCEthe fact that they have now been in business for nine years. The Tutoring Club of Valrico, owned and operated by Susan and John Prestridge, has served hundreds of Valrico/Brandon students, providing academic tutoring and advising for the past five years. They are dedicated to helping each student reach his or her academic goals and will work to design an individualized program. Give them a call at 813-6819900 to get more information or to schedule a visit. Tutoring Club of Valrico is at 4333 Lynx Paw Trail, Valrico.You can also visit www.tutoringclub.com/valricofl. Terrific Kids at Cypress Creek Elementary SchoolIn February, the following students earned the status of Terrific Kids at Cypress Creek Elementary School: Allison Vasquez-Morales, Darius Vaughn, Kimberly Hernandez-Ruiz, Yalitza Zertuche, Sara Garcia, Sanai Wilson, Jaime Grifaldo, Sergio Palomares, Dayana Benavente, Joshua Chancey, Angelica Gomez, Desirae Rodriguez, Juliana Gutierrez, Kayla Strickland, Yosmar Ulloa-Cruz, Alexis FigueroaVega, Sheyla Garcia-Reyes, Addysen Sheppard, Leah Furby, Megan Zobrist, Anthony Lopez, Alanys Nunez, Giovanni Palomares, Jasmine Stern, Marianna Zaragoza, Victoria Velez, Sarai Sanchez, William Chu-Crider, Ardens Homidas, Brianna Nelson, Kaylei Browne, Ismael Martinez, Orlando Campos, Daniel Harwin, Israel Bass, Daniela Medina-Zamudio, Simi Ajani, Jaylen Bocanegra, Adrian Bocanerga, Jose Geronimo, Dylan Robinson, Christian Forrester, Dereck Avila, Paris Peoples, Jaxon Kistler, Parry Samuels, Nissa Hernandez, SaNiyah Murray, Adriana Cortez, Jaime Herrera-Ochoa, Cristina Nelson, Elias Romero, Jamal Roche, Shamiya Humphrey, Kamila Galvan, Dulce Leon, Robert Ezell, Amarie Jones, Trinity Grimshaw, Bryce Ercolina, Joshua Cruz, Chamarie White, Maria Velasco-Francisco and Marcos Cortez. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Sun City Center Kiwanis. Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolThis months Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary School in Gibsonton were chosen for their quality of perseverance: Pre-K Jayden Marino; Kindergarten Frankie Figueroa, Diya Patel, Stefany Canelo, Blake Piersanti, Jakalia Wilson and Kylan Howard; first grade Andres Lopez, Keyra Rubio, Cameron Rhine, Saul Santos-Sanchez, Julian Serrano, Nicholas Wilson, Izaiah Soto and Jatia Markes; second grade Josemanuel Perez, Jocelyn Bueno-Hernandez, Rolando Salas, Mike Stajkowski, Faith Yearwood, Mckinna Hall and Andrew Artau; third grade Lanyah Neal, Kayla Mendez, Tamiah Harris, Daniel Rice, Dajuan Winters, Ronde Roseboro, Kennedy Reed, Makenzie Bowie and Stephanie Townsell; fourth grade Javon Ford, Jayden Hazel, Jada Wood, Jason Rivera and Jorge Callado; fifth grade Daisha Dupont, Gisselle Rodriguez, Donavan Dubuisson, Tarohndra Alexander, Josiah Toro, Simon Metaute and Makayley Delarosa. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Kiwanis of Sun City Center and South Shore. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Block Party! Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Kids use Lego building blocks to have a fun, interactive and creative time. The library provides the Legos; kids provide the imagination! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Feb. 27, 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. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Saturday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. For children ages 5-10 There are stories and cake on a plate. A craft you can make, so mark the date. Lots of fun to partake, so dont be late. It will be great, cant hardly wait! Refreshments will be provided. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, March 3, 1:35 p.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, with adult, will join our art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, March 3, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 10:05 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. Super Science Workshop Monday, March 3, 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon, and experiment as we turn the Library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments on MAGNETS! Limit 25 kids. There are limited spots for this program. Pre-registration is required. Ask at the Reference Desk or call 813-2733652. This is a school early-release Monday. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, March 4, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 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, March 4, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com.Advancements in technology over the last decade have children spending more time with gadgets and gizmos, and less time enjoying the great outdoors. In fact, kids are now indoors up to 10 hours a day, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent research and innovation lab that focuses on educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape. But kids increasing use of technology and opportunities to appreciate nature do not have to be mutually exclusive. A new National Wildlife Federation report shows that kids media habits can both positively and negatively impact health, and provides real-world advice to help parents serve as positive role models and teach children to use technology in moderation. Kids need to be outside all year long, especially in the winter when days are short and were all a little more cooped up than usual, said Maureen Smith, chief marketing officer for National Wildlife Federation. In addition to developing a deeper appreciation for the outdoors and the wildlife around them no matter where they live, it helps them burn off energy, stay fit, and be mentally focused for school, homework and all activities in their busy day.Technology can be a valuable tool to help families balance the lure of screen time with the importance of green time for kids. Todays connected world enables children to experience nature in ways never before imagined. NWFs report offers families these ideas for combining technology with the outdoors: inspire outdoor adventures. This can include anything from finding great nearby hiking trails to interactive, outdoor treasure hunts. ences with the help of electronic photos, videos or an electronic journal. Theyll love the ability to share their experiences with family and friends. hand-held devices outdoors to combine the best of both worlds. Just remember to plan for some fully unplugged time outside, too. based learning toy that can turn a walk in the park into an interactive experience with activities such as scavenger hunts, nature hikes, mindfulness games and plenty of exercise. For other helpful resources and to learn more about NWFs goal to get 10 million more kids spending regular time in the great outdoors, visit www.BeOutThere.org.FAMILY NEWSGadgets, great outdoors can coexist

PAGE 8

8 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied | American Board of Dermatology Switlyk Dermatology813-634-6600STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied American Board of Dermatologyare ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: www.bradentonperio.com | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.com HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODA Y!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS Now that the weather is warming up, its a lot more fun to tootle around in the golf cart to do the weekly shopping. Whether its Walgreens or Walmart, Alteration Station or American Momentum Bank, its just more enjoyable out in the open. We all know how much fun it is to shop in the South Shore area, but theres more to it than just the adventure. The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce has a slogan, Shopping Local Makes Cents, which outlines nine very important reasons why it is important to support our local businesses during this economy. special local character and per sonality. By choosing to support local businesses, you help main tain South Shores diversity and charm. community well-being. Local businesses build strong neighbor hoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors and by contrib uting more to local causes. We like to do business with people we know and trust, people with whom we share a real relationship. cal decision making? Local ownership means that important deci sions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. businesses have three times the impact on our community as dollars spent outside the area. When shopping locally, you simultane ously create jobs and fund more city and county services through sales taxes. This in turn invests in neighborhood improvement, police, fire and ambulance, cultural arts, parks, libraries and promotes community development. want more jobs and higher wages? Local businesses create more jobs right here and, in some areas, provide better wages and benefits. this, but there are many, many local entrepre neurs who fuel our local economic engine and serve as a key means for residents to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. vibrant, compact, walkable town centers, which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. makes for a healthy competitive market. A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term. businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. With so many larger communi ties surrounding the South Shore area, it is always tempting to drive to them to shop; however, think of all that can be gained if only we shopped local. So while the weather is still balmy, think local and shop local. Because when you break it down, shopping local really does make cents!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Decide to shop local Local retailer releases 2014 trends in flooring and carpeting ing Trends, based on data compiled from sales trends as well as expert insights from industry partners. Although flooring trends tend to be more subtle than the trends for more replaceable home dcor items, such as paint and furnishings, this years flooring trends offer new ideas while remaining versatile for future home dcor trends. Carpet is still one of the top choices, but shades of gray from light gray to steel gray and everything in between are becoming increasingly popular. and has longevity. Look for Coral, Poppy and Sienna to pair with Aqua, Teal and Turquoise. Warm neutrals make for an earthy palette. Shades has become warmer and more neutral, therefore pairing beautifully with and Mint, are very important, as are berry-inspired reds and purples. Patterned carpets will become increasingly popular. These patterned floors are not printed, multicolored patterns, but rather patterns created through the manufacturing process and the way the carpet is tufted. Vine patterns and squares are two of the more popular patterns. Hardwood and Laminate looks. Wood with more character and texturing not just hand-scraping, but also wire brush detail will offer more unique flooring options. color difference within flooring will be enormous a deep coffee color with a blond variation in the same species of wood creates an unusual look. Vinyl Vinyl tile has several benefits: it is less costly to install than stone and tile, and it is softer and warmer underfoot. Technology has helped improve the realism of the product and making vinyl a surprisingly good substitute for the real thing. Area Rugs Similar trends and colors can be found in area rugs as well bold corporating a new trend in flooring, an area rug is a more cost-effective and less permanent option.

PAGE 9

regrets was not accepting a health-care reform offer from President Nixon because he didnt feel at the time that it was enough. But it would have been a start, at least; and that is how big, social legislation works in this country. It is imperfect and it is messy. But over time, it is supposed to get better. And now, 40 years later, were still fighting about the very beginnings of it. Dr. Satya Gullapalli at Prime Care of Tampa Bay is my doctor, and, to me, she exemplifies the very best of American health care. She is patient and thorough and listens to me whine about this or that, things that are suddenly beginning to ache with age. Ive had some great doctors in my time, but she is the best. Ive never had to wait more than a few minutes for an appointment, and yet she allows all of the time I want. She is an outstanding doctor and a shining example of why so many people believe that American health care is the best in the world. I do not want the government to tell me that I may or may not see her as my doctor. Also, I want her to make boatloads of money for what she does. She FEBRUARY 27, 2014 9 RELIVE THE SIn a LIVE Musical Tribute to the music of The Beatles with...Saturday March 1stat theRuskin DOORS OPEN AT 7PMSHOW STARTS AT 8PMVIP TICKETS $25 1ST2 ROWS REGULAR TICKETS $20 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! CALL 813-645-2935 FOR INFORMATION 5120 US HWY 41 RUSKIN Music That Changed The World and Inspired a Generation!BEATLEBEAT 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: If you end up with a cat that is not accepting of people, there are a few things you can try. You can use treats to reward the cat when she allows you to pet her. Find toys that engage her in play and reward her during playtime. You need to gradually build the amount of time she will allow you to touch, play with or hold her: this will take weeks to months. 24-HOUR TOWINGFREE DIAGNOSTICS SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 813-645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOHugs may be free (I didnt confirm as I chose not to take him up on his offer) but little else in life is free, including health care. We shouldnt expect it to be free. One way or another, it will be paid for, and likely through taxes overt or hidden. The choice will be ours. By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netHealth care in America must be an incredibly fascinating topic to the rest of the world. We are a distant outlier no other developed nation has the problems that we have. I have certain opinions about it that may or may not sit well with some in South Hillsborough, and I am aware that my opinions also contain a certain hypocrisy. I was working for the U.S. House of Representatives when the Affordable Care Act was being debated and ultimately passed. During that time I was struck by just how much something as basic as human health could be so politicized. It was not productive; in fact, in my eyes what happened was counterproductive to the extreme and both parties were to blame. All legislators on both sides of the aisle received the same reports and numbers showing that future health-care costs would almost certainly seriously damage, if not consume, the U.S economy within a decade or so. All but the most myopic lawmakers knew that something needed to be done. Whether what was actually done was the right thing is highly debatable (I realize that is stating the obvious), but both sides knew Observations: Heres to your health...carethat something had to change or this nation would have a problem of horrific proportions on its hands. The Democrats passed the legislation with no votes from the Republicans. I suspect if things had been reversed, that if the Republicans had been in power, they may have passed similar legislation with no votes from the Democrats. It was all a huge political game with enormous stakes. My guess is that, for some moderate Republicans, their greatest fear was that some Democrats would bolt, leaving absolutely nothing for a solution and at least a decade of waiting before someone developed the courage to try again. Many legislators knew that could be a Very Bad Thing for this nation. Keep in mind that, with the exception of one president, all other presidents since Theodore Roosevelt have attempted to pass some form of health-care reform. That is a century of trying to make something happen, to make something different and more workable. An entire century. The late Massachusetts senator, Ted Kennedy, reportedly once said that among his greatest Observations deserves it. She took on the massive undertaking of becoming a doctor, and she excels at it. She has earned what should be a significant financial reward in my book, although I know with certainty that financial reward had little to do with her choice to become a doctor. All that said, I do not believe that human health care should be entirely a free-market commodity. I do not believe that health care should be a luxury reserved merely for those who can afford it. I also do not believe (and this required a new paragraph) that the burden of providing health care should be placed upon the shoulders of businesses, such as it is today. Smalland mediumsized businesses which make up a huge portion of the U.S. economy have enough to worry about without having to deal with providing health insurance to their employees. To business, that is purely a cost, and it has no revenue potential. Providing health insurance is not the business of American business. At least it shouldnt be. It is a burden that they simply do not need and should not have (in my opinion). There are some people in this country who brutally and casually abuse U.S. taxpayers. I know one such young woman who is a poster child for all that is wrong with the safety net provided by our tax dollars. Yet I have to believe that she is an exception. And I believe that such abusive exceptions are the lesser evil to not providing health care to the far greater majority who need it but cannot afford it. We are supposed to be an advanced nation, and, again, to me, health care should not be purely a freemarket commodity. It should not be lumped into the same category as buying a Ford or a Chevy. I dont understand why a basic level of health care cannot be X

PAGE 10

10 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 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 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OB2 EXP. 3/31/14 OK3 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 3/31/14 OP 5 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum5-7 Foil Highlights & Haircut BundlePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Not valid with other offers. $ 29 95 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF $40$32$25 $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONS331 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers and Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLIVE MUSICEvery Wed. & Sat. 6-10 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLICOPEN Mon.Sun. 8 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 8 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket Dear Savvy Senior, What resources do you recommend that offer help to caregivers? Ive been taking care of my 82-year-old mother, and its wearing me to a frazzle. Exhausted Daughter Dear Exhausted, Taking care of an elder loved one over a period of time can be incredibly taxing, both physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and services you can turn to that can help lighten the load. Here are several to consider. Assemble a care team: A good first step is to put together a network of people (family, friends and even neighbors) that you can call on to help out when you cant be there or need a break. Tap local services: Most communities offer a range of free or subsidized services that help seniors and caregivers by providing things like home-delivered meals, transportation, senior companion services and more. Also, look into respite services (see respitelocator. org) that can provide short-term care to your mom so you can take some time off. Your Area Agency on Aging [at (800) 677-1116 for contact information] can refer you to services available in your community. Use financial aids: If youre handling your moms financial chores, make things easier by arranging direct deposit for her income sources, and set up automatic payments for her utilities and other routine bills. If you need help, hire a professional daily money manager (aadmm.com, 877-326-5991) who can come in once or twice a month to pay bills, make deposits, decipher health insurance statements and balance her checkbook. They charge $25 to $100 per hour. Or, if your mom is low-income, a similar service is offered by AARP (aarpmmp.org) in select communities for free. Benefitscheckup.org is another excellent resource you should use to look for financial assistance programs for lower-income seniors. Get insurance help: If you have questions about Medicare, Medicaid or long-term care, your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a great resource that provides free counseling on all these issues. Call (800) 633-4227 or visit shiptalk.org to locate a nearby counselor. You can also get help online at medicare.gov/campaigns/care giver/caregiver.html, and through the Medicare Rights Center, which staffs a hotline at (800) 333-4114 to help answer questions. Use technology: If your mom lives alone, consider renting for her a medical alert device, which is a small pendant-style SOS button that she wears, that would allow her to call for help if she falls. These are available through companies like lifelinesys.com and lifefone.com for about $1 per day. Or check out home monitoring systems at mylively.com, beclose.com or grandcare.com. There are also a number of great websites you can draw on for caregiving information and support like aarp.org/caregiving, caregiver.org and caring.com, along with alz.org/ care, alzheimers.gov and thiscaringhome.org for caregivers of dementia patients. And if youre sharing care responsibilities with others, sites like lotsahelpinghands.com, caresolver.com and caringbridge.org can help you coordinate together. Hire help: Depending on your moms needs and budget, you may want to hire a part-time home-care aide who can help with things like preparing meals, doing laundry, bathing or dressing; or if she needs health care services, a home health Tips and support services for family caregiversTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller aide. Costs can run anywhere from $12 up to $40 per hour, depending on where you live and the qualification of the aide. To find someone, ask for referrals through friends, doctors offices or hospital discharge planners, or visit medicare. gov/homehealthcompare. If you need additional guidance, consider hiring a geriatric care manager (caremanager.org) who can help you manage and facilitate your moms care. Care managers generally charge between $100 and $200 per hour. Take care of yourself: Make your own health a priority. Being a caregiver is a big job that can cause emotional and physical stress and lead to illness and depression. The only way you can provide the care your mother needs is to make sure you stay healthy. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, PO Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior.Attention, all Women of the Military Sea Services! Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the Assisted Living Facility of Hawthorne Village, a retirement community on West Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue on the south side of Lumsden. The Assisted Living building is the first one on the right of the entrance road into the Hawthorne compound. The mission of WAVES Unit #55 is to participate in various events assisting American veterans, especially female veterans, including support of programs at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. The unit is actively seeking new members and welcomes all women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Maritime Service, or related reserve components. Go and get acquainted with other Sea Services women veterans and retirees. Youre sure to enjoy the fellowship and activities that will rekindle memories of your military service days. For further information, call Jeannette Green at 813-657-9164.

PAGE 11

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 11 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First-time attendees only, please. RESERVATION REQUIREDLimited seating availableCALL NOW! Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Wimauma, Parrish and Ellenton. TUES., MARCH 4 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 7 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., MARCH 11 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 14 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH $100 Discountfor those attending luncheon exp. 3/15/14 Leave your wallets at home! Purse Repairs & Alterations such as handle shortening and replacements(across from Bank of America) By%  JONIE MASCHEKMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Assoc.Last weeks temperatures were in the 70s and 80s with sea fog and a muggy atmosphere some mornings, not the best conditions for anglers who like to fish early. Our sunny weather has brought more tourists this year than ever, with Florida the only state without snow and an average of 70 degree weather. Even Hawaii had snow in the Big Islands higher elevations. Boats are everywhere when the sea fog lifts. We are having traffic jams on our roads and on our waterways. We saw the usual catches last week, perhaps more sheepshead than any other species. Sheepshead are a lean white-meat fish, and very good table fare. This is the fish that can take all of your bait unless you figure out how to set the hook. Let him nudge your bait, count to three, then set the hook. Flounder catches were alongside catches of redfish last week, both seeming larger than usual size. The redfish limit is one per person Fish Tales: Tourists here, snows thereper day, not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. Flounder must be at least l2 inches, and the legal limit is l2 per day. Trout love our waters, and in cooler weather they are in the deep grassy flats. When the weather is hot, youll find them in shallow grassy flats. Some fishermen are catching them from their private docks along the Little Manatee River. Cockroach Bay is a good fishing area but not as many anglers are going in there now. They tell me the bay has so many ristrictions they just dont bother to fish there. Did you know that Florida is the only state with two rivers that have the same name? There is the Withlacoochee in north-central Florida, and a Withlacoochee River in Central Florida. They have nothing in common except their names. Do you know where the divers capital of the world is? It is in Florida at Key Largo. What is the largest sailboat race in the world called? It is the annual Mug Race, which runs 42 miles, in Florida, from Palatka to Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. You live in the greatest place in the world to go fishing, so dont be a couch potato, and enjoy our waterways.Two upcoming paddle trips at Camp Bayou in Ruskin will help you get closer to nature. On Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m., take a guided moonlight paddle around the river loop. The only illumination is the light of the moon. On Saturday, March 22, at 9 a.m., follow the naturalist guide in a paddle around the river loop. Canoe rentals are $25 for a threeseater, or bring your own canoe and kayak and join the tour for a $5 donation. Reservations are required for this event; call 813-641-8545 or email campbayou@gmail.com. Camp Bayou is at 4202 24th St. SE, Ruskin.FISHISH TA ALESES EEnjoy a paddle trip at CCamp Bayou 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

PAGE 12

12 FEBRUARY 27, 2014Learn to safeguard your identity in sheriffs seminarAn informational seminar on identity theft, scams, Medicare information and how to protect yourself in todays world will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive, Riverview. The seminar is sponsored by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Riverview Community Station. Call 813-672-7822 for reservations. Lunch will be provided. Members of the Brandon Chapter of Rolling Thunder recently placed a Bowe Bergdahl sign in Hillsborough County Veterans Park to remind visitors to the park that there is a U.S. POW from the war in Afghanistan being held in northern Pakistan.Rolling Thunder wants to educate the public about POWsRolling Thunder is a POW/MIA advocacy organization with more than 100 chapters nationwide. Its Florida Chapter 11 operates out of the Brandon Masonic Lodge #114 at 203 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Its mission is to educate the public that more than 90,000 servicemen and women have been left on the battlefield unaccounted for since WWI. The current conflict in Afghanistan has one POW being held since June 2009 in the northern tribal regions of Pakistan by the Haqqani network, allied with the Taliban. His name is Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; his parents are Bob and Jani Bergdahl of Haley, Ida. They have had many disappointments since Bowes capture nearly five years ago, the latest just this past week, when the negotiated exchange of five Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe fell through. Rolling Thunder is concerned that Bowe will not be released before the U.S. pulls out. Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11, is leading a project to build a POW/MIA Memorial at Hillsborough County Veterans Park. They received permission from the County Commission to place this Bowe Bergdahl sign at the site of the future memorial to remind visitors to the park that we have a live POW in the current conflict. They ask everyone to write their congressmen and senators to remind them about Bowe, and to do whatever it takes to bring Bowe home safely before the U.S. leaves the region. For more information about Rolling Thunder or to join their cause, visit www.RollingThunderFL11. com. They meet the fourth Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Brandon Masonic Lodge, 203 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. Meetings are open to the public. Gary Bailey gets academic honorsGary John Bailey of Riverview achieved merit list honors at Brenau University for the fall semester in the 2013-14 academic year. Merit list students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while carrying 12 to 14 semester hours of course work, with no grade lower than a B. Founded in 1878, Brenau University is a Gainesville, Ga.-based liberal arts institution with enrolled students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online.Play ball! East Bay plans weekend ceremonyThe East Bay Youth Athletics organization will hold an opening ceremony for the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball League at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. The opening ceremony will take place at the Baseball/Softball Complex at Vance Vogel Park in Riverview at 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road, Gibsonton. Based on current registration and historical data, organizers expect the event should should attract about 1,500 participants (over 800 children are registered). This is East Bay Youth Athletics first year as part of the Babe Ruth/ Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball League. In addition, Hillsborough County conducted extensive modernization of the facility. and it will be showcased at this event. Students can earn community service hours by playing ballCaring teens who would enjoy helping kids with physical and mental challenges play sports can earn community service hours by serving as a Buddy for a child wih special needs. Buddies are paired up with players/cheerleaders to help them on the field during games. Buddies are needed now for Spring Tomahawks Baseball (25+ hours); the season is March to May. The program is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at East Bay Youth Athletic fields, 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road. For more information, call Tina Pipher at 813-352-4390. Ruskin Cemetery CleanUp is March 29The Ruskin Cemetery Project is prepared to welcome volunteers at its Ruskin Cemetery CleanUp on Saturday, March 29, starting at 8 a.m. This spring event focuses on general preparation for the storm season ahead. It includes the usual trash pickup, removing all glass containers, pruning bushes, raking leaves and removing dead tree branches. Families who have unauthorized decorations, plantings, statuary, loose rock and pavers are asked to remove those items prior to this work day. In addition, restoration will begin to lift flat memorial markers that have sunk below the grass line. This will be an ongoing process, and able-bodied men and boys are needed. The Ruskin Memorial Park is the only cemetery nearby serving the communities of Riverview, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and Sun City Center. It is a nonprofit run by volunteers who have been humbled by the response at past cleanups. Community participation is vital. Families, friends and neighbors are welcome. Bring work gloves, shovels, rakes, weed-eaters, pruning tools, chainsaws and rakes. For more information, call 813892-7235 or 813-645-3211.Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Southshore will join thousands of pre-schools, daycares and other groups across the country in sponsoring a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event during the week of March 3, to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, one of the worlds premier pediatric cancer research centers. The weeklong event teaches bike and riding-toy safety lessons using interactive stories featuring characters, Bikewell Bear and Pedals the Bunny. At the end of St. Jude Trike-A-Thon week, students will bring their tricycles to school to practice their newly learned safety lessons. In addition to safety lessons, kids learn about helping others, including the patients of St. Jude. Families, friends and the community team up to support the hospital by St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program at Kids R Kids Southshore teaches safetypledging a donation for St. Jude Trike-A-Thon Week. Because no patient is ever denied treatment from St. Jude because of an inability to pay, funds from public fundraisers such as the Kids R Kids Southshore St. Jude Trike-A-Thon help the hospitals mission of finding cures and saving children. For more information on how to make a donation, contact Carrie Elwell at 813-672-0400. This is the sixth year that Kids R Kids Southshore has held the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program. Kids R Kids has raised more than $9,442.50 since it began in 2008. We challenge family and supporters of Kids R Kids Southshore to join us in helping to teach our kids about riding safety while raising funds for St. Jude, said Carrie Elwell, event coordinator. Im so proud that our students are able to help give hope to thousands of children battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude. Joining young children across the U.S. in the St. Jude Trike-AThon program is cable network Nick Jr. and character favorite, Dora the Explorer. A supporter of St. Jude since 2007, Nick Jr. airs Punlic Service Announcements featuring Dora inviting children to participate in the program. The Dora announcements can also be viewed by visiting www.stjude. nickjr.com. Since its inception in 1983, the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program has raised more than $87 million. For more information, visit www. stjude.org/trike or call 1-800-626BIKE (2453).

PAGE 13

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 13 Mon 03: MORNING MOVIES CANCELED CARING CASTLE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA CANCELED 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 Mon 10: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 11: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 12: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 14: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm 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 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: with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. UPCOMING SEMINAR: Wed, March 19 2 to 3 pm CREDIT CARD FRAUD: How to avoid it! Seminar by Doug Rebeor, Business Advisor RSVP with Rosie 813-419-5020 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 55+ Active Living BUY NOWFREE UPGRADES!*Call (813) 400-2290 4337 Hamlin Way, Wimauma, FL 33598 *Visit HometownAmerica.com/NewHome for full terms and conditions. LMS_newsad_JAN14_cjm.indd 1 2/19/14 3:50 PM Good Samaritan Mission fights causes of hunger, povertyThe fifth 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. By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netWilliam Cruz Jr. is glad to put food on an impoverished familys table, but its their minds hes really after. On a crusade to break the cycle PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAM CCRUZ JR.William Cruz Jr. congratulates a recent graduate of classes at the Good Samaritan Mission. of poverty one person at a time, Cruz sees hunger as a symptom of deeper issues that can be solved through education. Its all about giving people an opportunity to better themselves and give back to the community, said Cruz, executive director of Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission. Cruz is a member of Hillsborough Countys first family of charity, although charity is a word Cruz never uses when describing his work. His parents, Pastor William and Dora Cruz, founded the Good Samaritan, Beth-El and Lords Lighthouse missions. I have been helping out at Good Samaritan on and off since they started the Good Samaritan Mission 30 years ago, said the younger Cruz. A licensed family-and-marriage therapist with a degree from the University of South Florida, Cruz also is an ordained minister and might have seemed the logical choice to take over when his parents, both in their late 70s at the time, decided to retire from Good Samaritan in 2008. Cruz wasnt so sure. My parents wanted me to take over the family business, but my calling was to be a Christian therapist, Cruz said. When the missions board of directors asked if he would be willing to take over, Cruz said yes but I have a different vision for the mission. That new vision started with an analysis of the community the mission served. Using national, state and county databases, Cruzs study found a population struggling with domestic violence, diabetes, HIV/ AIDS, teen pregnancy and gang violence. If we are really going to go to the core issue of what these people are going through and effectively help them to better their lives, then we need to address those issues, Cruz said. As a result, the mission began offering short classes for anyone who wanted to use the food bank. Classes run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, and students earn a token for each class they attend. Each token, in turn, earns students an empty bag that they can use at the missions food bank. Set up to resemble a small grocery store, the mission lets clients or students stroll the aisles to select the food they need. The more classes a student takes, the more tokens they earn and the more bags they can fill. Sometimes people save the tokens for another day when they really need the food, but we also have people who dont need the food but just come for the classes and give their tokens to others who X

PAGE 14

14 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 New Nano Technology Designed to DisappearIntroducing theWORLDS FIRSTCall now to see why we are the Preferred Hearing Healthcare Provider 100% Invisible 100% Programmable 100% CustomOther DEAP Fitting Our NANO Fittingwww.armandshearing.com THIS IS ALL YOU WEAR (Better Synchronizing than Bluetooth) Digital I.T.C. 6 ChannelManufacturer Model # Channels Warranty Avg. Retail Price GN ReSound VEA 6 1 $1,595 ea. Oticon INO Pro 6 1 $1,949 ea. Widex Flash 5 1 $1,699 ea. Rexton DAY 6 1 $1,599 ea. Phonak Cassia 6 1 $1,899 ea. LOWEST PRICE OFFERED IN U.S.$59800Fitting range 40 db loss. Valid through March 21, 2014. At time of purchase only. New Model ACTUAL TESTIMONIALS Come see the hundreds of testimonials in our ofce ea. As always, FREE 1 FREEDont be fooled by inferior technology 813-990-0335 941-357-2054 *OFF 1 Coupon Per Set Exp. 3/21/14 813-990-0335 TO MSRPWhere Family Values Matter Continue to set the standards with our awardwinning services Proud to be the rst company in the nation to advocate a 5 year warranty for our community 0% 12 When we arrived at Armands Hearing, the Lord gave me favor, He blessed me with a new hearing aid. Thank God. I needed it! We will recommend this office to everyone we can! Bradenton Comfortable to wear, easy to take care of, with a friendly and sincere attitude. You make your customers feel taken-careof and at ease. Holmes Beach I wear my hearing aids every day. I can hear people better now! Sun City CenterWe will continue to keep it simple and straightforward from explaining test results to our pricing which comes with a warranty To continue to be an advocate for our community4 DAYS ONLY!50% OFF

PAGE 15

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 15 John V. Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified In-Office Procedure Safe, Effective, Affordable Medicare Call Now! 813-634-9260 Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comLet a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Eliminate Your Ugly Veins!Why Go Anywhere Else? You Dream It... We Build It. Serving This Community For 28 Years(813) 649-1599 Visit us at: FREE ESTIMATES!FREEWindow UpgradesCASH (813) 641-3603205 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570accountantapollobeach.comAre You Paying Too Much Tax?Ask Someone Who Will Make Sure You Are Not!Public Accountant with 27 years experience. Dedication of Committed Forces Memorial is this SaturdayThe Veterans Memorial Park and Museum will dedicate the Commit ted Forces Memorial at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1. The event takes place at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, 3602 U.S. Highway 301 N. in Tampa. The public is invited. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by the CENTCOM Color Guard. Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11, will conduct the POW/MIA Missing Man Ceremony. Rolling Thunder is an advocacy group that raises awareness for POW, MIA and military veterans. The memorial will honor all the brave men and women who have served in the United States military in conflicts around the world, includ ing places such as Bosnia, Granada, Somalia and Panama. The program will feature a brief overview of operations by veterans who served in these operations. The event will conclude with the playing of Taps and a rifle salute by the Riverview detachment of the Marine Corps League. Refreshments will be served by VFW Post 8108 of Riverview.Islamists in the US is topic of speechThe Sun City Center Republican Club will sponsor an appearance by Dr. Jonathan Matusitz at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4. in the Banquet Room of the Sun City Chamber of Commerce. Matusitz is an associate professor, Nicholson School of Communication, at the University of Central Florida. He will speak on the subject Islamist Supremacism in America. This event is open to anyone wishing to attend. Small Business Roundtable is Friday, Feb. 28Rep. Ross Spano (R-Dover) will host the next meeting of the quarterly Small Business Roundtable, 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Winthrop Barn Theatre in Riverview. The topic: Previewing the 2014 Small Business Legislative Agenda. Input from small-business owners who live and work right here in the community is critical to implementing an effective legislative agenda, said Spano. The Winthrop Barn Theatre is at the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Watson Road in Riverview For more information, call Matthew L. Yost at 813-655-3742. Admission is free. Beatles tribute band appears one night only at Ruskin VFWBeatleBeat, four talented musicians who re-create the look, style and sound of the most famous rock band in the world, will appear Saturday, March 1, at Ruskin VFW Post 6287. The group plays all the Beatles classics, performed with vintage instruments to capture the sound that changed popular music forever. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for regular seats; $25 for the first two rows. This concert is open to the public. The Ruskin VFW is at 5120 U.S. Highway 41 N, across from McDonalds. For more information, call 813-645-2935. The BeatleBeat band.

PAGE 16

16 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Beth Israel holds OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Members Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you. Membership Committee Monday, March 10 2014 11 a.m. 1 p.m. RSVP to: Shelly 634 8092 Sheila 634 3765 by March 7, 2014 Beth Israel holds OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Members Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a brunch, learn about our activities and meet the representatives of our various committees. We look forward to meeting you. Membership Committee Monday, March 10 2014 11 a.m. 1 p.m. RSVP to: Shelly 634 8092 Sheila 634 3765 by March 7, 2014 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perform inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 4/3/14MAINTENANCE 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 3/13/14 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Traditional Burial& Cremation with ConfidenceAffordable Burial Packages For families & individuals who are looking for traditional burial options that meet their nancial needs, National Cremation & Burial Society has several packages to choose from.We offer Complete Traditional Funeral Services with PersonalizationA Traditional Service is a way for family, friends and associates to gather to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.813-645-3231308 East College Ave., Ruskin National Cremation&BURIAL SOCIETY 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 Confused by rising flood insurance rates? Curious about homeowner associations, grant writing or new homeimprovement products? Get your questions answered by attending the 11th annual Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, March 15. The event happens at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd. in Tampa. Admission is free and includes continental breakfast, awards luncheon, tote bag, access to all exhibits and more than 18 valuable workshops. Pre-registration is required and available online. The state Legislature recently enacted a new law requiring members of all homeowner associations to have special certification training. Attendees at the 11th Annual Neighborhoods Conference can get this valuable HOA certification at one of three free sessions. Other workshops this year include: Biggert-Waters: the latest update on the cost of rising flood insurance Seeds of Community Engagement: getting your neighborhood involved Insurance or Not: liability and coverage for civic groups and special events Grant Writing 101 The 411 on Squatters: legal expertise on the rights of the community The goal of the annual Neighborhoods Conference is to provide tools and training to help Hillsborough County residents make their neighborhoods attractive, friendlier, safe and more sustainable. The event concludes with a networking luncheon and the Neighborhood Recognition Awards presentation at 1 p.m. For more information or to register for the 11th annual Neighborhood Relations Conference, call the Office of Neighborhood Relations at 813307-3564 or visit online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ONR. Questions about flood insurance, HOAs, home-improvement products answered at free conference Hook n Sink Tournament raises funds for Mary & Martha HouseMary & Martha House will hold its fourth annual Hook n Sink Fishing and Golf Tournament the last weekend in March, with all proceeds benefiting the Ruskin residential shelter. Title sponsor for the event is the Sunset Grill at Little Harbor, kicking off with a party and silent auction on Friday, March 28, hosted by Fifis Apparel. Fishing will be at Little Harbor on Saturday, March 29. Golf, hosted by Payant Financial Services, will be at Cypress Creek Golf Club in Ruskin on Sunday, March 30. All award ceremonies will be at Sunset Grill. Participants may sign up for one or both events, and enjoy all three nights of festivities. Other sponsors are The Tampa Tribune and Century 21 Beggins Enterprises. Mary & Martha House Inc. is a shelter for women and children in crisis, and supports emergency shelter and transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information, visit www.hooknsink.com or call Laurie Herring at 813-641-7027.

PAGE 17

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 17

PAGE 18

18 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Open to the Public. Events are free with community tour! Call 813.642.8950 to RSVP today! Assisted Living Facility License #9439 | 2014 DISCOVERY SENIOR LIVING | MANAGED AND OPERATED BY DISCOVERY SENIOR LIVING813.642.8950 | AstonGardens.com Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care Sun City Center: 1311 Aston Gardens Court Sun City Center, FL 33573 The Courtyards: 231 Courtyards Boulevard Sun City Center, FL 33573 Cooking Demonstration with Chef Paul Thursday, March 20 | 2:00 p.m. | BallroomJoin us for an exciting cooking demonstration with renowned Executive Chef Paul Evans as he discusses top recipes for spring cooking and takes advantage of fresh ingredients in their peak season. Aston Gardens At Sun City Center Real Estate Discussion Thursday, March 6 | 2:00 p.m. | Recreation & Event CenterCome learn with us. A real estate professional will be conducting a workshop on the advantages of listing your home in Sun City Center. Aston Gardens At The Courtyards JOIN US! Enjoy great food, delightful beverages and good times at two more exciting events at Americas award-winning senior-living communities. Bring a friend, but be sure to reserve your space by calling us today because seating is limited. See you soon! DISC 14218 Feb27 Observer_SCCandTC.indd 1 2/21/14 4:11 PM 813-634-1455 (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.Longest 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 | CosmeticsAccepting New PatientsFree Skin Cancer ScreeningFor Your Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Needs: Available Monday Through Friday Now accepting Simply Healthcare World Trade Center site. In 2011, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation organizers began the Building for Americas Bravest program to provide especiallyadaptive homes for the first-ever quadruple amputee to survive, Army Specialist Brendan Marrocco. By the end of 2013, the group had broken ground on 23 Smart Homes. Everything is automated, even the shelves go up and down to reach the people in wheelchairs, Scott said. Joan Miller, owner of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin, meets veterans Travis Mills, standing, and Todd Love. Miller and her daughter Kim Scott were attending a Carpet One corporate convention when they learned about a new program their company was joining to help build specially equipped homes for first responders who have lost three or more limbs in the line of duty. Building for Americas BravestX The stories told at the convention still bring tears to Joan Millers eyes, she said. Soon, there will be a display in her College Avenue, Ruskin store of the mobile 9/11 like the one they saw at the convention. Carpet Ones officials are providing aid to the effort, along with Mohawk Industries, by installing flooring in the Smart Homes. Other companies sign on to build rooms, specially designed bathrooms and kitchens, shelving and whatever else is needed. These homes cost more than $600,000 each to build, Scott said. More than $40,000 was collected for the cause at the Carpet One convention in January, Miller said. Much of that was raised by selling a painting signed by Sinise, painted by artist Scott Lobaido (www.scottlobaido.com), who dedicates his time to painting American flags on tall buildings nationwide so veterans returning to their hometowns will see them. A second painting by Lobaido is also in the works, which will be signed by former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, along with Sinise and Lobaido. Contributions are tax deductible for those who wish to donate, and www.T2Trun.org (the official site of the Tunnel to the Towers annual run) can use help in all fields of building as well as monetary donations. People may also email partners@ourbravest.org. Meanwhile, Miller and Scott are anxiously awaiting the free-standing kit showing the 9/11 display that will be available for public view at Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home, 2305 E. College Ave., Ruskin. It is supposed to be an exact replica of the one shown around the country by Chief Carroll, who tours the country telling of the bravery of his NYC firemen and others who risked their lives many of whom died during the 9/11 terrorist attack. Classified ads are on pages 28-30To place your ad, call Beverly at 813-645-3111

PAGE 19

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 19 FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues 813-684-8041807 S. Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33511 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral**First time attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: Monday Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC0-2 need it, Cruz said. The food bank is also open to those who dont want to take the classes. They are, however, required to spend some time volunteering at the mission before they can use the food bank. More than 300 people have graduated from the classes since they began in earnest last February. A typical week now sees 40 to 50 students taking classes at the mission. Cruz thought it would take three to four years before the ideas seeded in the classes would start to sprout in the wider South County community. But within three months we started seeing people transitioning from students in the classes to volunteering at the mission or even teaching the classes themselves, he said. Its about ushering people away from a culture of entitlement and into a culture of sharing and giving back to the community, said Cruz, who also said he was inspired by Toxic Charity, a book by Robert Lupton that chronicled the shortcomings of traditional charity organizations. Good Samaritans approach has earned support from across the bay area, with several missions inviting Cruz to share his philosophy in hope of starting similar programs. Its the place God led me to, said Anne Madden, a board member of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority who has been volunteering at the mission for a year. I really connect with their approach of giving people a rope and helping people learn to help themselves. Theres a place and a need for food pantries, but theres also place for what they do at Good Samaritan. While other local missions provide free clothing and furniture, Cruz tries to avoid duplicating services. If other people are doing those things, we dont need to do the same things, he said. Instead, we want to hit on some of the areas that other people are not hitting. With a $400,000 annual budget and only two full-time employees, Good Samaritan counts on grants from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, the Sun City Center Community Foundation and a number of local churches to keep the pantrys shelves stocked. For more information on the Good Samaritan Mission, call 813634-7136, email gsmission1984@ gmail.com or visit www.gsmission.org. The group also depends on community events like the upcoming All Things Salsa festival set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 29, at the mission, 14920 Balm Wimauma Road, Wimauma. The celebration includes international cuisine, music, games and a salsa recipe contest where visitors vote for their favorite recipe. Entrance to the festival is free with a $5 donation for parking. Visit www. familysalsafestival.com for more information and directions. NEXtT WEEK: The Beth-EEl Mission profiled and an update on the success of the drive that has generated donations of more than 1,000 pounds of food.Where to donate to 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. Food banks benefiting from the Caring Castle include The Lords Lighthouse, Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Anne Church, 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. Donations can be dropped off until Friday, Feb. 28. The food drive has generated more than 1,000 pounds of food for six local food banks, which will pick up the donations Monday, March 3, between 9 a.m. and noon at JSA Medical. Good Samaritan MissionX La Tiendita or the little store where graduates of Good Samaritans classes and those who do volunteer work at the mission can shop for food.PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAM CCRUZ JR.Its almost Spring...that means its time to clean out the garage, attic or storage unit and get ready for a garage/yard sale! Make sure you place an ad in the classified section of The Observer News for the best coverage.

PAGE 20

20 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Stop The Pain! Leg Cramp Relief!Hylands Leg Cramps: Tough on cramps, gentle on you.Dont let your legs cramp your style! Hylands Leg Cramps and Leg Cramps PM offer safe, homeopathic relief of your tough leg cramps*, day or night. Get back on track fast with Hylands Leg Cramps, the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand for leg cramp relief. Natural Relief *The uses for our products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. Please read and follow directions. Photo Content is being used for illustrative purpose only and any person depicted in the Photo Content is a model. Hylands Leg Cramps was named by U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times as the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand 2013-2014 for Leg Cramp Relief.Available at: Eisenhower students open doors to Black History Month PHOTOS COURTESY OF EISHENHOWER MSHundreds of students at Eisenhower Middle School are decorating their homeroom doors as part of Black History Month. The winning homeroom door will get a pizza party courtesy of the American Automobile Association. By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netMore than 250 students at Eisenhower Middle School in Gibsonton are using their imaginations to mark Black History Month with artwork while competing for a class party. The brainchild of Paul E. Burke, the schools dropout-prevention specialist, the program has students in more than 20 classes decorating their homeroom doors with artwork celebrating African-Americans this month. The American Automobile Association will provide a pizza party for the winning homeroom, but the exercise is about more than a tasty treat. We wanted to help inspire the kids to be creative in their classes and get more involved in Black History Month to add to the overall celebration, said Burke, who has been helping youngsters at Eisenhower for 15 months. Hes been teaching in the county school system for 12 years. While the school has panels and guest speakers throughout the month, the idea of students decorating their homeroom doors A striking sunsetCurrent reader Doris J. Barrilleaux sent in this photo of the spectacular view from her home in Riverview. X

PAGE 21

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 21 BOGEY-BILLS.comALL AMERICAN CUSTOM CARTS N MORE Authorized dealer for Trojan, Powertron, ElectroAWARD-WINNING CUSTOMER SERVICE Always LOCAL PICK-UP & DELIVERY SERVICE: 2, 4, 6, & 8 Passenger & Utility VehiclesWe accept all major credit cards Buy Smart Buy Direct We match any competitors price. Family Owned & Operated for over 11 years! Best Value! Loadmaster Custom Aluminum TrailersBuy Smart, Buy Direct $Loaded. Save $$$Nicely equipped with new batteries $With warranty2011-14 Rebuilds Club Car PrecedentsLoaded with warranty $2010 Factory Remanufactured EZ-Go RXV Models $SAVE $$$ Its time to go Annettes Beauty SalonStop by and see Tara for your Nails & Skin Care FULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)Golf Cart Accessible Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-5422Miriam AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our patients say it bestDr. Shane is a doctor who listens to the patient and gives you answers and peace of mind. The best! ~ Bette S. I felt that I was in good hands all the way. She is condent, capable, and caring. ~ Kevin M. Fellowship-Trained Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon Specialized Training and Expertise in: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery Your Eye Care Trust to Specialists.Anita Shane, M.D.Call today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Anita Shane.Medicare & Most Insurance Plans Accepted.Board-Certied Ophthalmologist SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Managing Media Thursday, Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20 Five Things to Try at Ancestry.com Friday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. Looking for a way to break through that brick wall in genealogy research? The Barefoot Genealogist, Ancestrys own Crista Cowan, presents Five Things to Try at Ancestry.com, including Online Family Trees, Searching Records, Ancestry DNA, the Learning Center, and Community Tools. For beginners or those who have been researching for years, everyone will learn something new at this free program. Cowan will also demonstrate her favorite tools for advancing family history research. Cowan is the Community Alliance Manager at Ancestry.com, where she has been employed since 2004. Her interest in family history, however, reaches back to childhood. She specializes in descendancy research, Jewish immigration and sharing family history with the genealogically challenged. Movie Matinee: Movies to See Before You Die Friday, Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m. Join us to watch a film from the list, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. After the showing, there will be a brief discussion of the movie. A Call to All Fiber Artists Monday, March 3, all day The John Crawford Art Advisory Board is looking for interested fiber artists to display in the Crawford Gallery during the months of November and December. This Fiber Art Group Show will include quilting, weaving, stitching, felting and paper making. All work must be original. Applications will be available March 3 to April 28 at the Information Desk. Questions? Call Laurie Burhop at 813-273-3652. Windows 8: Introduction and More Tuesday, March 4, 12:30 p.m. Learn the Windows 8 Metro interface and desktop. Learn how to navigate using the Surface tablet as well as a PC. Limit: 20. Adult Watercolor Painting Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Arthur Dillard and learn about monochromatic painting. 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. Astronomy & Telescope Viewing Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m. This program with Craig MacDougal will feature a short astronomy presentation inside the Library, detailing what will be observed, followed by an outside viewing of the moon and planets through a telescope. No registration required. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. eMail for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, March 5, 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Limited to 12 participants. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, March 5, 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. Master Gardener: Orchids 102 Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m. For adults ~ An advanced class covering care, maintenance and identification of some of Floridas common orchids. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service. 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. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call 813-645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG JennyJenny is a beautiful black and white kitten. Her mother is Nellie, a gorgeous tabby cat. Jenny has a very sweet personality, and she loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, chasing cat toys for hours. But Jenny would like to come to live at a forever home of her own. Get to know this sweet little girl and give her that home. Jenny has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption, Jenny will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. PumaPuma is a gorgeous, young, cream/white hound-lab mix. He arrived at the shelter along with his sibling, Clyde. Both were found as strays in Tampa. Puma is very loving and has a gentleness about him, but, like most puppies, hes full of energy and wants to play with and please people. His caramel eyes are captivating. Stop by the shelter to say hello to this sweet boy. As part of Pumas adoption, he will be neutered, current on routine vaccinations, and microchipped. DOB: est. August 2013.Alert AC is rebranding as Service AlertAlert Air Conditioning and Heating is now doing business as Service Alert. The name change reflects an expansion of the services offered. Service Alert is now a state of Flor ida-licensed plumbing contractor. Founded in 1946, Alert AC serves commercial and residential clients throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Residents of South Hillsborough County will remember that Alert purchased Wilhelm Heating and Air Conditioning in Ruskin, adding Wilhelm clients to the Alert extended family. Visit www.alertac.com to see the full line of services offered. To arrange for service on your existing system or to request a quote for new equipment, call Service Alert at 813-626-4111. See the current issues of The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more!www.ObserverNews.net6 by 6 Show: Big ideas, small artOn Thursday March 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the opening reception will be held for the first x 6 Show: Big Ideas, Small Art, at the SouthShore Regional Library. Approximately 60 artists will exhibit in this show in the librarys Crawford Gallery, with all work no larger than 6 x 6. Painting, Mixed media, pastels, fiber, metal and glass will be represented. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments in the Community Room. The exhibit will run through April 29. SouthShore Regional Library is at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. For more information, call Laurie Burhop at 813-273-3652.

PAGE 22

22 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 DONA T E !CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULL Y T A X D E D U CTIB L E RECEIVE BLUE BOO K V ALU E8007 1 4-3 5 7 5 American Childr en s 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 o n the s p ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & F R EE PICK U PV ehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas Rebate CardWITH YOUR VEHICLE DONATION. CALL FOR DETAILS. 3852 Sun City Center Blvd .Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howie s813-633-9301 Americas Oil Expres s ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANG E W T V $800Off No Appointment NecessaryTRUL Y 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE 3 38 8 5 38 Shopper Obser ver We can ser vice nearly any car!Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL S WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Our Cushion Shop is worth the drive from ANYWHERE!Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices 813-876-1566 MLK Columbus Dr.Mac Dill Check us out at Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about Viking River Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 Service Club of Manatee County 49th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW BRADENTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER PALMETTO, FLORIDA Benefiting Children of Manatee County Antique Appraisals by Kennedy BrothersSaturday 10 3Over 50 Dealers Crystal Repair Gold Buyer Jewelry Repair SHOW DATES: Feb 28 Mar 2, 2014Preview Reception: Friday 5:30 9:00 Show: Sat 10 5 Sun 11 4 Friday Preview Reception Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door Good entire weekend Saturday & Sunday Tickets: $6 at the door Good both days For information & tickets visit: www.ManateeServiceClub.com or call 941747 4855 2106 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207 Holistic Medical Care Clinic is now open in Apollo BeachWith the February opening of Holistic Medical Care Clinic, South Shore residents now have a holistic option for health care. Located at 400 Frandorson Circle, #103, in the South Commerce Center, the clinic offers primaryand urgent-care services, as well as sports medicine. Founders of the clinic are Nataliya Sia, ARNP, and medical director Dr. George Rucker, voted as one of Sarasotas top doctors in Sarasota Magazine. Holistic Medical Care Clinics mission is to provide excellent health care utilizing integrative medicine, a blend of conventional/Western medicine and complementary therapies. It is a healing-oriented medicine that considers the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle, and emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient. Sia is a native of Ukraine who speaks four languages: Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese-Mandarin and English. She earned her bachelors and masters degrees as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the University of South Florida. She believes the only way to treat any disease is through the holistic approach of combining lifestyle changes, exercise and conventional medicine. The practice is currently accepting new patients with or without health insurance. To schedule an appointment, call 813-398-0470; walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment.Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathons are upcoming in MarchSoutheastern Guide Dogs Walkathons have expanded to five cities in Southwest Florida: Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and The Vil lages. The first Walkathon was Feb. 22 in Bradenton; the last one finishes up March 29 in Sarasota, with three more city Walkathons in between: St. Pete on March 1, The Villages on March 15, and Tampa on March 22. The Walkathons directly support Southeastern Guide Dogs. This Palmetto-based not-forprofit organization raises and trains world-class guide dogs for the visually impaired, and relies 100 percent on private donations to support its life-changing puppies and programs. Walkathons are Southeasterns biggest fundraiser of the year. Walkers will enjoy a full roster of local food vendors, music, petfriendly shopping, a silent auction, a $10,000 raffle and the chance to change the lives of the visually impaired. Interested walkers and fundraisers can sign up at www.guidedogswalkathon. org or at the event. Walkathon festivi ties start at the times listed below. The public and all well-be haved dogs are wholeheartedly invited. The upcoming Walkathon locations and schedules include: St. Petersburg: March 1 at Vinoy Park Festivities at 8:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 9:45. The Villages: March 15 at the Polo Club Festivities at 9:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 10:45. Tampa: March 22 at Fort Brooke Park Festivities at 8:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 9:45. Sarasota: March 29 at Payne Park Festivities at 8:30 a.m., walk kickoff at 9:45. Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually-impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating lifes journey with mobility, independence and dignity. Through their programs Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, and Gifted Canines, they have more than 400 active guide-dog teams across the nation and continue to add more than 80 teams annually, all at no charge to the guide-dog recipient, thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers. Visit www.guidedogs.org for fur ther information.

PAGE 23

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 23 HEALTH NOTIFICATION Sun City Center, FL 33573 104 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. (Across from Walgreens) Benets of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper t. Beltone Hearing Care Centers are independently owned and operated. Participation may vary. 2013 BeltoneCall for an appointment!813-633-9200 Schedule your FREE in-oce test today!IS IT GETTING HARDER TO HEAR?A major name brand hearing aid provider wishes to eld test a remarkable new hearing instrument in your area. This oer is FREE of charge, and you are under no obligation. These revolutionary 100% digital instruments use the latest technology to comfortably, and almost invisibly, help you hear more clearly. This technology solves the stopped-up ears or head-in-a-barrel sensation some people experience, and has been clinically demonstrated to improve hearing in noisy environments. If you wish to participate, you will be required to have your hearing tested in our oce, FREE of charge, in order to determine candidacy. There is no fee whatsoever for participating in this in-oce test Special testing will be done to determine the increased benets of this technology. Because benets of hearing aids can vary by types and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, results of hearing testing and proper t, this information is invaluable to us. This is a great opportunity to determine if hearing help is available for your hearing loss, while you evaluate your performance with this industry-leading technology.WHY WAIT ANY LONGER? ACT NOW!www.beltone.com WANTED: 27 PARTICIPANTSTESTING TAKING PLACE: 2/27/14 3/5/14We are providers of BCBS

PAGE 24

24 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years 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 Brake pedal pulsation Brake pedal flucuates while brakes are Pulls Vehicle veers to one side Grabs Shimmy Vibration MARCH EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 3/5/14 NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY! 10:00 11:00 am Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors, and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! 3/6/14 Thursday 3:00 4:00 pm Aging Gracefully Support Group. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. 3/11/14 Tuesday 1:303:30 pmBetter Breathers Support Group C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Please join Lorrie Quistad, RRT who facilitates this growing group. The rst half of each meeting consists of education for those learning to live with COPD. During the second half of the meeting, Physical therapists take you through guided exercises to assist you in your recovery. If you would like to learn more about what is available to you, do not miss this group. 3/12/14 Wednesday 10:00 11:00 am CHARLES SCHWAB INVESTMENT SERIES Dont miss this opportunity to meet with Ann MacKay, CFP with Charles Schwab and Discover the range of investment help and guidance available through Schwab 3/12/14 Wednesday 1:30 2:30 pm Learn about Veterans Aid & Attendance! Our speaker this month will be Frank Strom, Managing Director for Hillsborough County Division of Veterans Affairs. Frank is a retired Marine First Sergeant and has worked with both the United States Veterans Administration and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been assisting veterans and their families in obtaining their VA benets for 10 years. 3/12/14 Wednesday 2:30 4:00 pmDiabetes Support Group Please join Lisa Endick, RN from Nurse on Call Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. 3/13/14 Thursday 2:30 4:00 pm Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC 3/14/14 Friday 1:30 2:30 p.m. Are You Health Literate? Did you know that being healthy is more than just eating well? It also takes health literacy which means you can understand information about your health. Dorothy J. Brown RN, BSN, MSN Community Health Nurse with the Florida Department of Health will present this four week class. Learn where to get health information, how to understand health information given by medical professionals and how to make better health decisions. Learn what you need to know about Doctor visits and what you need at the Pharmacy. Questions? Contact Dorothy at 813-307-8015 x 7106 3/18/14 Tuesday 2:00pm 3:30 pm Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. Mood Makers art show to open at Dancing Crane in the Village of the ArtsMood Makers: Four Women, Four Painters, One Show of the Beauty of Our Land art show will have a gala grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at the Dancing Crane Gallery in Bradenton. Every Wednesday morning for several years, these four women have painted the beautiful country and seaside of the Gulf Coast. Two women paint in oil, two in watercolor. They stay in each location for several weeks to get the place in their bones so the paintings reflect the love that grows with knowing the feeling of a place. Marilyn Howard Flinns work can be found in collections worldwide. She usually starts her oil paintings outside en plein air and finishes them in her studio. She is particularly known for her gentle, soft paintings. Bernice Gaines has been painting in watercolor for more than 40 years. She paints realistically in an impressionist manner. Her love for the outdoors inspired her desire to paint en plein air. Bernices work is widely collected for its mystery, its harmony and its pure sense of joy. Terry Mason is an oil painter known for her strong sense of light, color and brush strokes. Her galleries are in Florida and New England and her paintings reflect her love of both of these areas. Clare Smith has painted in many media, but her love of watercolor has brought her the most pleasure and is the most widely collected. Clare is known not only for her plein air work but also her home portraits and imaginative floating flowers series. The Dancing Crane Gallery is part of the Village of the Arts in Bradenton. The address is 1019 10th Ave. W. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Three Boats Waiting by Terry Mason, who is part of the Mood Makers art show at the Dancing Crane Gallery.

PAGE 25

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 25 3855 Upper Creek Drive Sun City Center,FL 33573 813-633-3333 www.PacificaSunCity.com#AL7290Join us Thursday, March 6that Noonfor a fascinating Lunch & Learn with Dale Smrekar of Downsizing Advisory Service on Treasures in the Home the value of antiques in the internet world.A FREE Lunch will be served. R.S.V.P. required, as seating is limited. Call: (813) 633-3333 to reserve your seat TODAY!!! Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. Highway 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. 27 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 BeatleBeat concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7 p.m. Monday, March 3 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsFriday ............................... 5 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, March 1 .......... 5 p.m. Ham Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Music by .................................................... Chicago Rich Sunday ........................................ $1 draft beer all day and evening.Monday ............................. 6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday ............................. $1 draft beer all day and evening. Wednesday ........................ Come on down and socialize. For more information, call 813-645-2922. RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedWord III: Paragraph Formatting Thursday, March 27 at 3 p.m. 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. Word: Tables I Thursday, March 27 at 3:45 p.m. Create professional-looking tables for forms and lists, format table structure, and more. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recom mended. iPad/iPhone: Demo & Open Lab Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will demonstrate how to install the required software for eBooks, open an Apple account, and how to download an eBook to the device.The Better Business Bureau warns cellphone users about a new scam that can result in unauthorized charges appearing on their monthly wireless statement. BBBs across the country are seeing a rash of reports of ring and runs or The One Ring Scam on cell phones recently where returning a missed call from an unknown number might be tempting, but it could cost you. Here is how it works: Consumers in several states report receiving calls on their mobile phones in which an unknown caller hangs up after one ring. When the cell owner returns the call, they are billed $19.95 for the international call fee. They may hear music, then advertising while they are unknowingly connected to a caller-paid toll service or chat line located outside the country. At $9 per minute, these calls can add up quickly.Better Business Bureau alert: One Ring cell phone scam can ring up the chargesThe Caribbean area codes that appear on the caller ID often have been reported to be from the Dominican Republic (809), Jamaica (876), British Virgin Islands (284), Grenada (473) and Dominica (767). The practice of third parties placing unauthorized charges on wireless accounts is called cramming. If you have fallen for this scam, be sure to alert your cell-phone carrier immediately and keep an eye on your cell-phone bill. The ear lier you document the fraud, the better your chances of having some or all of the charges removed. To protect yourself from unauthorized charges on your cell-phone bill, BBB offers the following tips: When in doubt, dont pick up or call back. If you dont recognize an outof-state telephone number on your caller ID, ignore it. Understand your mobile bill. Be sure to keep track of what services you pay for; that way you will be able to determine if any charges are unauthorized. Keep a close eye on monthly statements. Anyone can become a victim of bill cramming. Monitoring your bill is the best way to determine whether or not youve been affected. The sooner you spot any unexpected charges, the sooner you can stop them. Add restrictions to your account. Contact your service provider to see if you can restrict third-party billing on your account. Inform other users on your mobile phone plan. Its important to let friends and family members on your cell-phone plan know about this scam, and to ignore phone numbers they do not recognize. Bottom Line If its Unknown, Leave it alone. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netLibrarys Centennial Celebration to honor Womens History MonthTampa-Hillsborough County Public Librarys 2014 Centennial Celebration theme is Changing Lives, Transforming Communities, and, in honor of Womens History Month, it will host a celebratory luncheon on Saturday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maestros Restaurant in the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon, focusing on the influential role women have played in the libraries and in Hillsborough County, will feature Connie May Fowler and Doris Weatherford. Fowler, a local Florida native, is an awardwinning novelist, memoirist and screenwriter, and recently published her latest best-seller, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly, to wide acclaim. Weatherford, local historian and author of Real Women of Tampa and Hillsborough County: From Prehistory to the Millennium, was awarded the American Library Association Outstanding Reference Source for her latest title, Women and American Politics: History and Milestones Both speakers will be available after the program for a book signing. To commemorate the Centennial, the luncheon will be a ticketed event of $19.14, which includes an entre salad choice, beverage and dessert. Reservations are required. To make reservations or learn more informa tion, call the Friends of the Library at 813-273-3616 or send an email to thplcentennialevents@gmail.com.

PAGE 26

26 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000\000j^[\000Ykhh[dj FEBRUARY 27, 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 Leoni Loretta Merrell Leoni Loretta Merrell was greeted by her Lord and Savior February 15, 2014. Loretta was born April 4, 1920, in Old Sun City (Cockroach Bay), Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edgar Merrell; parents Nebraska Buzbee Sr. and Leoni (Denson) Buzbee; sister Cedella Pellum; and brother Nebraska Buzbee, Jr. She is survived by sons Leon (Cassie) Merrell and Ralph Gordon (Wanda) Merrell; numerous grandchildren, greatand great-great-grandchildren; and sister Edna Connell. A graveside Memorial, officiated by Johnnie P. Denson, will be held at 11 a.m. on March 1, 2014, at Gulf City Cemetery, Ruskin. There will be a Dinner Fellowship immediately following at the home of Donnie and Gloria Connell, Uncle Brack Road, in Old Sun City. Bring a covered dish and your memories. Thank you I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the good and loving people of Sun City Center who called on my wife of 62 years while she was suffering through her illness, and those who attended her memorial service. I have received hundreds of sympathy cards, and over half of them expressed some comment of their love for my Beverly. They said she was kind, spunky, intelligent, a good golfer and a friend. She was always smiling and had a good word for everyone. I will miss her, but I have a lot of memories. Once again, I want to thank the wonderful people of Sun City Center, and the kind clergy and members of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Sincerely, Harold Heil Agnes D. Clough Agnes D. Clough, age 85, died February 22, 2014, at her home in Sun City Center, Florida. Born in Troy, N.Y. on July 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Fitzgerald Moore. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Following her marriage in 1948, she moved to Blue Point, N.Y. and was employed by the Bayport-Blue Point School District for 28 years as a school secretary. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles A. Clough, who died in 1991, and devoted and loving mother of Paul and Lynne Clough of Bellport, N.Y and Peggy Ann Lauper and Robert Lauper of Oswego, Ill. She was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A private family memorial service will be held in March. Donations to LifePath Hospice, Inc., 12470 Telecom Drive, Suite 300 West, Temple Terrace, Fl 33637 in memory of Agnes Clough would be appreciated. Arrangements by Zipperer’s. End of Life Choices in Florida Professor Philip Leto, on the faculty at the University of Tampa, will deliver a lecture to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center on Thursday, Feb. 27, concerning “End of Life Choices: What the Law in Florida Says.” The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on E. Del Webb Blvd. All are welcome. World Day of Prayer is March 7 This year the World Day of Prayer for Sun City Center will be held at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center on Friday, March 7. Refreshments will be served in the Life Enrichment Center at 10 a.m., and the service begins in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m. The World Day of Prayer service is open to all. The presentation this year was prepared by the women of the WDP Committee of Egypt, with the theme “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” World Day of Prayer is a movement symbolized by an annual day of celebration that began more than a century ago. Today millions of Christians worldwide now worship each year on the first Friday of March. More than 170 countries are participating this year. Cellist, pianist to give concert at St. Andrew Cellist Scott Kluksdahl, accompanied by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, will present the sixth concert of the current St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Fine Arts Concert Series. The concert will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, in the church sanctuary, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Kluksdahl serves as professor of cello and chamber music at the University of South Florida. Cassidy-Polera has won international prizes and collaborated with leading soloists, including Yo-Yo Ma. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church reception desk and at the door the day of the concert. For more information, call St. Andrew at 813-634-1252 or Judy Voorhees at 813-642-8125. Prince of Peace welcomes the community Are you a new resident of Sun City Center? Are you a Catholic looking for a new parish? The parishioners of Prince of Peace invite you to join them for Mass on Sunday, March 2. Masses will be offered at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Following Mass, all are invited for a time of fellowship in the Conesa Center, where coffee and donuts will be available. A member of the parish stewardship committee will be present to answer any questions you might have about Prince of Peace. Ash Wednesday Masses Prince of Peace has announced the schedule of Masses for Ash Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 5, at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. in the church. If you have been away from the Church for any length of time, the Prince of Peace congregation invites you join them as they begin our journey to Easter. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information call 813-634-2328 or visit www. popcc.org. Women’s Bible study features ‘Gideon’ by Priscilla Shirer Have you ever felt insufficient? Could it be that your weaknesses are the keys that unlock God’s 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 Shirer’s 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. Hadassah installation is March 9 The Chai Chapter of Hadassah will hold its installation luncheon at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Rabbi Carla Freeman of Beth Israel Congregation of Sun City Center will be the featured guest speaker. This event is open to all Hadassah members and their spouses, as well as nonmembers. The cost to attend is $20 per person, payable in advance. Contact Carol Balent at 813-829-7227, or monkeyandwife@yahoo.com, for additional information about payment and to RSVP. Reservations must be made by March 2. Yard sale in Wimauma on Saturday There will be a yard sale at Wimauma Church of God, 5504 SR 674, on Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PAGE 27

FEBRUARY 27, 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 Ministerios La Red Iglesia de Ruskin501 2nd St. S.E., Ruskin, Florida 33570 LaRed Praise Band Ministerio de alabanza Grupo Avivamiento evangelistico Kids Net ministries ministerio de nios La RED Dance Team Nias y Adultas Youth Group Grupo de Jovenes Pastores Marvin y Baleska Barillas Conectate con Dios...... Dia de servicios de Adoracion Domingos 10:00 a.m. Miercoles 7:00 p.m. (Jovenes) Jueves 7:00 p.m. Intercesion Domingos 8:45 a.m. Saint Anne celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new signFebruary 14 is a very special date for Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin. It was on that date in 2009 that the dedication ceremony for the new church was held. This year that occasion was observed in a very special way. On Saturday, Feb. 15, after the 4:30 p.m. Mass, a new sign, donated by a generous parishioner, was blessed and dedicated by Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F., pastor. Parishioners hope that the lighted sign will serve as an inviting landmark at the corner of U.S. Highway 41 and 11th Avenue NE in Ruskin. The fifth anniversary observance continued the following morning when Fr. McEvoy conducted the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Saint Anne Food Pantry. Assisting in the ceremony were parishioners Bill Richards Sr., who was responsible for keeping the food pantry in continuous operation for more than 20 years, and Paul Wiskotoni, who assumed the responsibilities when Richards retired in July of 2012. This larger facility will not only address the increasing physical needs for storage and distribution but also will better accommodate the more than 400 families who are currently served by the volunteer crew each week. The food pantry is located on the parish grounds at 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin. Additional information may be found on the Saint Anne website at www.SaintAnneRuskin. org. Rev. Timothy ShirleyUCC welcomes Rev. Dr. Timothy ShirleyFeb. 16 was the first Sunday for the newly settled pastor, Rev. Timothy Shirley, to conduct services at the United Community Church in Sun City Center. Over 300 people were present to hear the message. After the morning service, the congregation went into the Great Hall to celebrate this step for ward in the 50-year history of the church. Hot dogs with all the fixins were served while the par tiers were entertained by the choir and special musical pieces by The Three Amigos. After the celebration honoring the new pastor at United Community Church, Dick Timm, left, and Jim Blackstone rang the churchs large bell, announcing to the community that there was good news to share. Rev. Timothy ShirleyNew Beginnings Fellowship hosts gospel group Sounds Of JoyAt the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, March 2, the gospel group Sounds Of Joy will visit New Beginnings Fellowship. This group, based near Silver Springs, Fla., has been traveling the country delivering the gospel of Jesus Christ through song since the mid-1980s. The church is at 1120 27th St. SE, Ruskin. For more information, call Pastor R. Lewis Brady at 813-654-1018. Jerry Goff and Lil Jan BucknerGoff.Christian music duo in Gibsonton this weekendDr. Jerry Goff and his wife Lil Jan will be ministering at the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, March 2. The couple, members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, have more than 50 years of experience in gospel music, writing and performing songs that have become national hits: Search the Book Again, Walk Around Me, Jesus, The Tree God Grew, and many others. A love offering will be taken at the service. First Baptist Church is at 9912 Indiana St., Gibsonton. For more information, call 813677-1301.Ex-con preacher is part of Southside Baptist revivalRichard Coss has been reaching people for Christ since 1970. A former hardcore criminal, he has been traveling the country speaking in prisons, jails, churches, schools and biker rallies, spreading the word of Jesus Christ to others. His personal story of how Jesus changed his life is nearly unbelievable. Coss will be at Southside Baptist Church in Ruskin during the churchs Revival, which begins Sunday, March 9. The event starts with an old-fashioned BBQ dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the Revival. From Monday, March 10, through Wednesday, March 12, the Revival begins at 7 p.m. Southside Baptist Church is at 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S.St. John the Divine youth group donates to the Lords LighthouseThe Souper Bowl of Caring Episcopal youth charity event at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church raised $615.73 this year. Members of the churchs youth group voted to give the money to the Lords Lighthouse, a mission outreach to farmworkers in the area. The Lords Lighthouse feeds approximately 300 farmworkers every week. For more information about the Lords Lighthouse, visit http://lordslighthouse.org.

PAGE 28

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 \025\033\003‡ %\(\(\003\(:\003‡\003&&\003%\(\(\003‡\003+\(\003&\( ANNOUNCEMENTS 100 FARMER’S MKT 200 MERCHANDISE 300 \025\033\023\003 \( 105 PERSONAL Taco Truck for rent, with location & customers. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 +RPH\003\000DQDJHPHQW Peace of mind while you’re away. We will visit your house on a predetermined basis. Checking utilities & security, emergency visits as required & more. Call 813-634-4243 for appointment 310 GARA G E/ Y ARD S ALE Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Sun City Mobile Home RV Park, 5116 SR 674. Multi family sale throughout park. Household items, clothing, bird houses, jewelry, much more. Friday Feb. 28, 8am-2pm. Garage sale. Mixed housewares, cloth ing, tools, furniture, & lots more. Coving ton Park. 7708 Nottinghill Sky Dr., Apollo Beach. March 1st 8am-1pm. Moving sale. Furniture, housewares, treadmill, lift chair, tools, books, clean mattress, Club Car & lots more. 306 Hickory Stick, SCC. Feb,.28 & March 1st. Antiques, collectibles, old doors, house wares, furniture, costume jewelry, odd & ends & more. 8am. Thursday & Friday, Fe. 27 & 28. Dealers welcome. Hwy 674 to Del Webb by Century 21, 1 miles to 1416 Seton Hall Dr., SCC Multi family sale. March 1st, Saturday 10am-2pm. No early birds. Lots to choose from. El Turco Court, SCC. Multi family yard sale. 1015 Bluewater Dr., SCC. 8am Friday & Saturday Clothes & a little bit of everything. Moving sale. Saturday, March 1, 8am2pm. 1022 Sago Palm Way, Apollo Beach. Boat equipment, canvas sewing machine, wave runner, elliptical, scuba gear, bicycle, kitchen items, books, tools, engine hoist, 6.5 hp water pump, yard equipment & lumber 310 G ARA G E/ YARD SALE 1015 Sago Palm Way, Apollo Beach. Saturday March 1, 8am-2pm. Furniture, boat items, garden tools, household. Too much to mention March 1st, 7am-2pm. Antique chair, golf clubs, table, glassware, clothes, kitchen items, chairs, knickknacks, tools. Priced cheap. 733 Ojai, SCC 310 G ARA G E/ YARD SALE Big sale. 1029 Bluewater Dr., SCC. Friday & Saturday, 2/28 & 3/1. Also 3/7 & 3/8, 8am-2pm. (2 weekends) Clothing, household goods & lots of misc. \026\024\024\003$ & \003\026\024\025\003\( $ \( \003$/ \( KH\003 HUIHFW\003 LHFH\003 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 $ QQHV\003\(VWDWH\003DOHV\003 813-758-7952, Kim. Doing estate sales in Sun City Center for over 17yrs. Remodeling sale. White side by side refrigerator, ice/ water in door. Chicos clothes size 0, misc. items. Saturday, 7am-1pm. 1921 East View Dr., SCC. 813-634-2068, cell 580-284-3100 Have a bright sunny day Oliver & Company, LLC Full Service Pet Sitting U\012> U\014œ} U\011ˆ` U*i/>ˆ s\000,ICENSED s\000"ONDED s\000\ /LIVER\000ORT (813) 767-7225 %MAIL\032\000 OLIVERTORT AOL\016COM WWW\016PETSIT\016COM\017OLIVERANDCOMPANY Established in 2002 Now accepting new KITTY CLIENTS Professional Pet Sitting Service ,IC\016\017\\016\000AULAS\000AMPERED\000ETS\016COM 813-634-8894 J im’s Estate Sales serving South Hillsborough County 813-601-0983 N ETTIE ’ S E STATE S ALES Cell: (813) 382-7536 Contents Include: Club Car Golf Cart, Nice Glass-top Rattan Dining Room Table with Chairs, Broyhill Queen Bedroom Set, Black Lacquer Queen Set, Computer Desk, Laptop, Bamboo/ Rattan Sleeper Sofa, Rattan Side Chairs, Home Dcor, Kitchenware, Glassware, Prints/Paintings, Jacuzzi Hot Tub, Patio Furniture, Garage Items, Jewelry, and More. Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There! 328 Caloosa Palms Court (off East Del Webb Blvd.) Sun City Center FRIDAY & SATURDAY Feb. 28 th & March 1 st 7 a.m. NOON Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Feb. 26, 28 & March 1 50% OFF all jackets / sweaters Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon \024\027\033\023\003\(\021\003&ROOHJH\003$YH\021\003‡\003XVNLQ 813-641-7790 Plus — the Secret Sale Craft Show Monday, March 3 rd 9 a.m. noon ‡\003&UDIW\003KRZ\003‡\003 ‡\003XLOW\003KRZ\003‡ +DZDLLDQ\003,VOHV\003\003DUN \027\023\030\027\003$ORKD\003%OYG\021\003‡\003XVNLQ HIUHVKPHQWV\003\011\003OXQFK\003DYDLODEOH Timely Treasures Sale \\017\003\ DW\021\017\003\000DUFK\003\024\003‡\003\033\003DP\003WR\003QRRQ QLWHG\003\000HWKRGLVW\003&KXUFK\003RI\003&& \024\025\024\023\003'HO\003:HEE\003%OYG\021\003:HVW Just 1 block off SR 674 Something for Everyone \$QWLTXHV\003‡\003\(OHFWURQLFV\003 SRUWLQJ\003\(TXLSPHQW\003‡\003-HZHOU\)-10(\003 /DGLHV\003DQG\003\000HQV\003&ORWKLQJ\003 .LWFKHQ\003LWHPV\003‡\003*ODVVZDUH Lunch available both days! St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. \021\023\021\021\023RDT\016.%sUSKIN Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255 DONATIONS NEEDED Did You Know? ‡\003 Carefully Selected Clothing ‡\003&OHDQ\003DQG\003$WWUDFWLYH\003,WHPV\004 ‡\003\([FHOOHQW\003HOHFWLRQ\003RI\003%RRNV ‡\003%HVW\020VHOOHUV\003WR\003UH\020UHDG\003\003 \003\003\003&KLOGUHQV\003ERRNV ‡\003+HOS\003
PAGE 29

PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 Cell: 382-7536 Beige/ yellow couch, chair & ottoman, 3yrs old, like new. Best offer. 813-6339235, Sun City CenterGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Jack Villa Craftsman riding mower, great shape $400. Huskey Power washer 1800 psi, like new $90. 813-765-5220 or 813-765-8133 161/2 ft MirroCraft w/ 40hp Johnson outboard w/ power trim. 6 beam. Runs excellent. Galv. trailer. Good condition $1,400,, Bill 740-404-5707 South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special izing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com The good, the bad, the ugly. Call now 3br/2ba, beautiful, spacious mobile home in lovely waterfront park. $51,900 Ruskin. 813-610-7515 4br/2ba, newly remodeled mobile home w/ shade trees, 2 sheds, private large lot. $68,000 813-415-3103 or 508561-2428 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecellTURNKEY This 2BR/2BA, 624 Sq. Ft. single-wide is move-in ready, including furniture and appliances. A beautiful 10x22 Florida room adds to the living space. It can all be yours, including the share, for only $39,900. SPACIOUS CORNER LOT is where youll find this 3BR/2BA, 1,288 Sq. Ft. double-wide that is fully furnished and ready for you. The home is located on a large corner lot and includes an 8x14 shed and a 42-ft. carport. The sale price of $65,000 includes the share. Vacant Shares (Lots) from $17,000 One bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 In 55+ best kept MHP on river. 1 bath, 2 beds, washing shed, carport, lanai. Furnished, pets allowed. Must see for $3,000. 813-867-9139 A must see park model in Hawaiian Isle, lot 668. 3897 Honolulu Dr., 2br/2ba, lots of storage, nice shed with a beautiful backyard to party with your guests. Call 419-203-6136 Attractive, furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath, great view $12,900 River Oaks RV Resort. 813-645-2439 For rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 or 813-5258519 rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400Need male roommate to share expenses. 3 bedroom house in Ruskin. 813-624-2225 Lovely furnished, 3br/2ba in waterfront park. Fishing dock, rec hall, great neighborhood. Ruskin. $1,200 monthly plus electric. 813-610-7515 Large RV for rent. $150 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. No pets. Ruskin. 813-363-6001 Motor home on private lot. All utilities included. $100 weekly. Gibsonton. 813495-7481 Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com Troubleshooting solutions. Person home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-506-7748 Elderly caregiver with Florida CNA & level 2 background clearance. CPR with 4yrs of experience. References, reliable, affordable. Call Gina 813-922-6769 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. Affordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. No hourly rateshidden fees. Free estimate. Call Dave 813447-6123. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. Packing services available. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #434469 No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340. I will beat any written estimate! lawn mower repairs. Briggs & Stratton dealers, golf cart & bike repairs. Part & 938-3226/ 813-690-4370 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 Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough Countywww.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.com JUST LISTED: Great Ruskin pool-house, 2BR+Den/2.5BA, large inside utility room, garage, and direct access to canal. Totally remodeled kitchen with granite ing area, BR & Den, and great screened pool. 10ft access lane to canal In back. $159,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PERFECT FOR FAMILY: Very well maintained 3BR/2BA mobile home on 1/3 acre corner lot with detached 2-car garage and nice shady trees. Split BR plan, inside utility room, large enclosed lanai, and huge shed/workshop in backyard. $65,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN RESIDENTIAL LOT, $26,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 Move-in ready 2BR/2BA/2CG condo tained and polished. Features include split bedroom plan with 2 master suites, $115,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. EVER WISH YOU COULD LIVE ON NEARLY AN ACRE IN TOWN? Time to stop wishing and start actingrare opportunity to buy large 4BR/3BA in Valrico. Newly listed house on beautiful treed lot with mature landscaping in super$162,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 TWO TOWNHOMES FOR RENT IN RUSKIN! and an attached one-car garage. Water and basic cable are included in the rent. $1175 and $1025 per month with a one-year lease. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WEST BROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, freetrim, loads of storage. $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT PRICE ON COMMERCIAL ZONING!! call for tour. This one wont last long. $374,900. Adjoining parcel at 2502 Hwy 41 available for $325,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WEST BROOK 748-2201 RUSKIN AFFORDABLE INVESTMENT PROPERTY! $59,750 CALL MARGO WARD 486-9640CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS 813-645-3211 Celebrating 90 years! 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. acre MOL seawall, no bridges to the bay 3/2/2 WATERFRONT home with covered lift KINGS POINT 2/2 CONDO: Great winter/ retirement home, with tile oors in living room and kitchen, laminate in MBR, walk-in-shower in MBA, enclosed lanai with washer & dryer, and sitting area under shady tree on side of home. New plumbing! $42,900. RUSKIN DOUBLEWIDE IN GATED, RESIDENT-OWNED COMMUNITY: Lots of amenities, including heated pool, clubhouse, shufeboard and more 3BR/2BA, new ooring, new paint, formal dining room, great room, enclosed lanai, carport and utility shed. Nice corner lot, low monthly fees. $49,500. RUSKIN RENTAL: Spacious older house, 3BR+Bonus room/3BA, large living room and kitchen, replace in family room, inside utility room, enclosed lanai, secluded area, close to town. $1,150/mo. + deposit.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Open HouseFor Sale By OwnerSat., 3/1 & Sun., 3/2 1 to 4 pm626 Ft. DuquesnaSCC 2/2/1.5 garage Totally updated! $159,000

PAGE 30

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Get 40 100mg/20mg Pills, for only$99! +4-Bonus Pills FREE! #1 Male Enhancement. Discreet Shipping. Save $500 NOW! 888-800-1280 WANTED!!! TOP PRICES PAID! Faster-$-$-$-Cash For Local Pickup Call 813-528-1480 For Free Ship ping Call Toll-Free 1-888-656-0725 tonyteststrips.com We Buy ANY Car, Truck or Van! Running or Not. Get a FREE Top Dollar INSTANT Offer NOW! 1-800558-1097 Were Local! GIVE YOUR BABY THE BEST IN LIFE! Many Kind, Loving, Educated & Financially Secure Couples Wait ing. Living & Medical Expenses Paid. Counseling & Transportation Provided. Former Birth Moms on Staff! FLORIDA ADOPTION LAW GROUP, P.A. Jodi Sue Rutstein, M.S.W., J.D. Mary Ann Scherer, dential 24/7 (#133050&249025) secure family. Living expenses paid. Call Attorney Charlotte Danciu 28 years experience. 1-800-3955449 www.adoption-surrogacy.com ; FL Bar # 307084 Please help us have our baby! Generous Compensation Paid. Call Attorney Charlotte Danciu 1-800395-5449 www.adoption-surroga cy.com ; FL Bar # 307084 PREGNANT??? 1-888-ADOPTION (236-7846) Choose a loving family for your baby. Living & medical expenses paid. americanadoptions.com Lic. #100024191 American Adoptions of Florida Homejoy Professional Cleaning $20/hr Af fordable. Convenient. Trusted. Book online in 2 minutes! For 1 HOUR FREE for new customers, go to: www.homejoy.com/SFL ; Or call: 1-855-728-4569 REMODELED RENTALS MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD & PALM BEACH COUNTIES. 1-5 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW! Section-8 Accepted. Call Now for Low Pricing. 305-600-5450 Property Damage Claims No Fee, If No Recovery! Roof Leaks, Kitchen Damage, Tile Damage, Mold & All Other Claims Attorney Charles D. Barnard 954561-5880 954-295-3861 Kitchen Cabinets, Closets, Vanities, Wall-Units. Granite Countertops Al mighty Woodworks Free Estimates 305-290-9687 We Serve Dade, Broward & West Palm EMPLOYMENT800 2014 Pontoons **** Great Deals Free Delivery in Florida **** 26Years in Business Astor Marine 24535 State Rd-40 Astor, FL 32102 352-759-3655 Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 Shrubs trimmed & removed Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, SCC area. Free estimate & fully Insured. Call Tony Horman. 603662-6079 Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. : ___________________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________ State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ To place a classied adcall ; $17.0030 DEADLINE: topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep 813-645-1883 driveways, side walks, patios, con crete foundations, decorative concrete driveways etc. 25 yrs experience. CUC-122409. Free estimate. 813417-0981 Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Home repairs, interior /exterior paint ing. Drywall repair, carpentry & door replacement, pressure cleaning, land scape cubing repair & painted. Ron 813-293-1260 I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813-236-9306 Very reasonable rates, local references 25 yrs. experience. Hardwood floor installation. Call 813-352-7819 Full-time Retail hours, competitive wages, bonus incentives. Vacation package. Must have excellent custom er service skills. Type 30 or 40 wpm. Reliable transportation, no criminal, drug free. Apply in person Cash Kwik, 2107 E. College Ave, Ruskin 813645-4900 or apply at 7441 US 301, Riverview 813-671-6599 Drivers $5,000 sign on bonus! Great pay. Consistent freight. Great miles on this regional account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2507 AT&T U-Verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (Select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800-327-5381 ATTENTION VIAGRA USERS Help improve your stamina, drive, and endurance with EverGene. 100% natural. Call for Free bottle. No Prescription Needed! 866-273-9007 DirecTV Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free for New Customers. Start saving today! 1-800376-0868 Do you Take Cialis/ Viagra? Theres an Herbal Alterative thats Safe/ Effective. VigorCare For Men the perfect alterna tive to other products, with similar results. 60 Pills /99.00 plus S &H 1-888886-1041, herbalremedieslive.com Every baby deserves a healthy start. Join more than a million people walking and raising money to support the March of Dimes. The walk starts at marchforbabies.org. A Fun loving married couple seeks to adopt. Stay-at-home mom & devoted dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Lets help each other. Call/Text Paula & Adam. 1-800-790-5260. FLBarNo.0150789. DIVORCE $50 $240* Covers Child Support, Custody, and Visitation, Property, Debts, Name Change Only One Signature Required! *Excludes govt. fees! 1-800-522-6000 Extn. 300 Baylor & Associates ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAIN EES NEEDED! Become a Certified Microsoft Office Professional! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! SC Train can get you you job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-212-5888 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if ment assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-6283. AVIATION MAINTENANCE / AVIONICS NOW TRAINING PILOTS! Financial aid Call National Aviation Academy! FAA Approved. Classes Starting Soon! 1-800-659-2080 NAA.edu MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDASAP! No Experience Needed! Online training gets you job ready! 1-888374-7294 NURSING CAREERS begin here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for Institute Orlando (888) 220-3219. DROWNING IN DEBT? Business, personal loans. New or consolidated credit available. Bad credit ok. Call Century Financial 1-800-931-1942 ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION? WEIGHTLOSS? HAIR LOSS? SAVE on Generics and Name Brands up to 80% off. Returning Customers save an additional 10%. 877-778-3153 or visit www. KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit. Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, NonStaining. BUY ONLINE ONLY homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES) KILL ROACHES & PALMETTO BUGS! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot, Homedepot. com TIMESHARE OPC POSITIONS Hilton Head Island. East coasts #1 island destination! Housing to experienced OPCs! Over 25,000 produced in past 3 years! Call JIM 843-247-1941 or DON 843-683-9595 FLORIDA LAND SALE 246 Acres, $995/AC. Perfect small hunting tract. Creek, hardwoods, planted pine. Visit our website: www.StRegisPaper.com 478-987-9700 St. Regis Paper Co. GEORGIA 9 Acres, Claxton Georgia. Mostly cleared, Road Frontage. $30,000 Owner Financing. $1,000 down $422/ mo. Includes Property Tax, No Restrictions! Call 912-269-9349 IRS PUBLIC AUCTION -DAYTONA BEACHSFR, 3BR/2.5BA/3Car Garage, 2507sq.ft., 3162 S Peninsula Dr. Drive by only. Sale: 3/4/14, 10:00am, St. James Foxman Justice Center. Sharon Sullivan 954-740-2421 www. irsauctions.gov ; $2,000 Moves You In! No credit neceshomes. If you are handy, call 352-4141862 or visit: investmentpropertiesondemand.com CASH FOR CARS All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/ Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800871-9638 Canada Drug Center es tu mejor opcion para ordenar medicamentos seguros y economicos. Nuestros servicios de farmacia con licencia Canadiense e Internacional te proveeran con ahorros de hasta el 90 en todas las medicinas que necesites. Llama ahora al 1-800261-2368 y obten $10 de descuento con tu primer orden ademas de envio gratuito. Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-749-6515, for free shipping. TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD CallBeverlyat 645-3111 ext. 201 or email: Beverly@observernews.netUp to 20 words: $17 Additional words: 30 eachBold lines: $3 eachClassifieds must be paid in advance DEADLINE: Monday 4 p.m. for Thursday paper Nations largest Insurance Agency is opening an office in Sun City CenterWe are in need of three quality representatives to join our team in Sun City Center. As an agent, you will be able to assist senior citizens with their health, life and financial insurance needs. Ameri Life Representatives are also qualified to enroll individuals and families in the new ACA-compliant Healthcare Insurance Plans. Advanced commissions, leads are provided. Extensive training is available. Make $50,000 the first year.Please call Ameri Life of Sun City Center at (888) 663-4698 for an immediate interview.Ask for Mr. McCrary Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News

PAGE 31

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 31 5C (10) 15.5 43908-GTTL (2-27) Sun City Observer Group FC (gc) On SR64 Just Seconds West of I-75, Exit 2201-877-207-4862 ToyotaOfLakewood.com A Gettel Automotive DealershipAll offers with approved credit through Toyota Financial Services. Excludes tax, tag, title, registration and includes dealer fee. Factory rebates and incentives to dealer. Dealer equipment extra. ^0% is $16.67 per month per $1000 borrowed with $0 down. month lease with $3499 due at signing including $0 security deposit. 12,000 miles per year allowed, 18 per mile thereafter. *Must mention newspaper advertisement at time of write-up. Available on Toyotas only. Up to 5 quarts of standard motor oil. Synthetic and diesels extra. Excludes shop disposal fee and tax. Cannot be combined with any other service offer. Prior sales excluded. Discount and APR offer cannot be combined. Photos for display only. See dealer for complete details. Offers expire 3/2/2014. MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS/25,000 MILES PROVIDED BY TOYOTAIncludes Oil Changes & Major Services When you purchase or lease a new Toyota, get Covers normal factory scheduled service. Plan is 2 years or 25K miles, whichever comes rst. The new vehicle cannot be part of a rental or commercial eet, or a livery/taxi vehicle. See participating Toyota dealer for plan details. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska. Roadside Assistance does not include parts and uids. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD DEALER! Want A New Toyota Without The Hassle? THE BIG TOYOTA STORE PRE-OWNED SPECIALS! 2010 VOLKSWAGENROUTAN SE STK#L102193A$11,741 2005 LEXUSLS 430STK#LS1189A$14,994 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 V6STK#L027833A$13,873 2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LESTK#L335620A$14,591 2011 TOYOTA COROLLA LESTK#L073953A$13,892 Visit Our State Of The Art Facility! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Plus Stop In Today And Get An Oil Change For Only $9.95! 2012 KIASORENTO LXSTK#L085603A$18,343 2013 NISSAN VERSA SVSTK#L152975B$13,998 2007 TOYOTAFJ CRUISERSTK#L067249B$17,963 2011 TOYOTAPRIUS IIISTK#L676012A$19,553 2011 TOYOTA TACOMA PRERUNNER V6 DOUBLE CABSTK#L157293A$22,572^ Plus Get OR Plus Get Plus Get OR MDL#4440 Plus Get OR CVT, MDL#1864 CVT, MDL#1852

PAGE 32

32 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 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 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) 645-3111 Business & Tradesaid in churches or auditoriums. Chances are that if you try to talk to me, particularly in a store or a noisy environment, I will not understand you, either. Unless I can read your lips. Dr. Scott Sims, an audiologist with Physicians Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center in Sun City Center, summed up my situation. Technology cant do much for you anymore, he said. Your hope now lies in medical science. There is hope there, but it could be 10 years yet. It is thanks to Sims that I can function in a reasonably normal fashion. It is thanks to him that I can hear and understand the voices that I am familiar with, at work and with family and friends. It is thanks to him that I can take important telephone calls, and it is thanks to him that I can clip a tiny Bluetooth microphone onto my moms shirt so I can make out what she says to me during visits. He has invested many hours in making all of that possible. Sims describes hearing loss as a growing epidemic. Once generally a concern for the elderly, it is a problem that is silent and invisible, and it is increasingly affecting young people. No one can see hearing loss. But the impact on lives can be enormous. It really is terrible, Sims said. And people without hearing loss have a very hard time identifying with hearing loss. It is invisible to them. But it is extremely tiring and very frustrating trying to hear and communicate with a hearing loss. For many people, some degree of hearing loss is a normal part of aging. Older people tend to be more established in life and beyond the requirements of careers. Alarmingly, however, hearing loss is now appearing in a significant number of young people. When I started in Sun City Center in 1996, hearing loss here was almost exclusively elderly, Sims said. Now there has been a big change, and the average age of a hearing-aid user has dropped dramatically. The younger generations have been exposed to more and more noise, and that has been harmful to hearing. A fairly significant percentage of children, say between the ages of 10 and 19, probably 11 percent of kids have some form of hearing loss. And the impact of that will be long-lasting and difficult to measure. But rest assured, there is and will be an impact to not only impacted individuals but also society at large. What the studies indicate is that people feel isolated, he continued. My patients will tell me that it may have caused them a lot of anxiety, that is something I hear almost daily. Because we are seeing the onset of hearing loss coming sooner in life, at a younger age, we are seeing a lot of folks that are trying to work, to communicate with customers or supervisors, and it is very stressful if you cant do that. It is very difficult in this economic environment for everyone, but it is even moreso for people who have trouble communicating. It does cause a lot of anxiety. While he has many types of hearing aids available to his patients, Scott Sims is not a hearing-aid salesman per se; he is a doctor of audiology. Businesses have taken notice of increasing cases of hearing loss, and are responding with ever-new products. Many of those products do not require a visit to a hearing center or doctor; they are self-programmable from a smart phone. Such devices tend to be far less technologically advanced and far less expensive than high-tech hearing aids. Sims does see some benefit to such new products, perhaps in providing those with mild hearing impairments the opportunity to gain some measure of help. I think it is great that more and more attention is being focused on new products to assist people with hearing loss, he said. A lot of personal amplifier devices are possibly helpful, and it could be a good step for some. And then from there, people could move into customized hearing aids. But he also recognizes they may well come with inherent dangers. I think, in general, I like the concept to acquaint someone with better hearing, he continued. But there is a danger of someone damaging their hearing, and that is where the risk comes in. There have been some devices on the market that have harmed people. True hearing aids are programmed based on your exact hearing loss, unlike someone with a generic amplification device. We have the ability to adjust many different frequencies so we can adjust to something you are comfortable with as an individual. An audiologist has the ability to add a little bit of his or her experience, also. But there is also a longer-term problem. My other concern, said Sims, is that people will try something like that and decide that hearing aids dont work and theyll give up. When, in fact, there are a number of wonderful products out there. Im living proof of that. My hearing aids and the associated devices werent cheap, but they have changed my life, something difficult on which to put a price tag. But not everyone who visits his office leaves with hearing aids. There are any number of people who come in here where I recommend that they wait for hearing aids, he said. Our approach is that we rely heavily on the individual if their problem is relatively minor and they are able to compensate, or if they just need an assistive device, perhaps, for the telephone or television, we can help them with that. I dont take a sales-driven approach to this. Sims and Physicians Choice are one of any number of hearing centers in South Hillsborough. Most have opened to serve an elderly population, but now are finding their patients are increasingly younger. From A+ Hearing Center, Armands and Audibel to Beltone and others, hearing loss is taken seriously. If you are finding that you are having to ask people to repeat quite a bit, that is a sign that you are having trouble, Sims said. If you feel uncomfortable communicating in noisy environments, even restaurants or family get-togethers, if you find that you are starting to avoid those activities or withdraw from them, I would recommend that you have your hearing checked. We have a number of wonderful success stories. Today they are making hearing aids that are much more cosmetically appealing. And that is the direct influence of more young people using hearing aids. As a doctor of audiology, Scott Sims first priority is the well-being of his patients and of those suffering from hearing loss. Like virtually every hearing center in South Hillsborough, he simply wants to make life better for those he has been trained to help. He is in private practice and does not represent any single company.The growing, invisible, silent epidemicX have already decided to use it for the basis to create a robotic Longhorn bull the schools mascot. According to Reve, plans for the robotic bull include making steam emerge from its nostrils. On Monday, the students were clearly excited by their success at the USF competition. Before becoming a teacher, Reve was part of the team that created the Cassini mission, a spacecraft that is currently orbiting Saturn and has set new boundaries in science. Seeing the students smiling and laughing, when asked how this compares to Cassini, Reve said, This is way better.Lennard Robotics ClubX MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Teacher James Reve and the Lennard Robotics Club show the clubs winning entries in a USF science competition last weekend. The club took first, second and fourth places in various competitions.Because the Robotics Club is an extracurricular activity, Hillsborough County School is not able to provide direct funding, thus the need for community support. Donations of equipment and money are greatly appreciated. The club is also interested in hearing from anyone who may have had a robotics or engineering career and would be willing to speak to the club or mentor students. Checks may be made out to Lennard Robotics and dropped off at the school or sent to Lennard High School, 2342 East Shell Point Road, Ruskin, FL 33570.X

PAGE 34

34 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Compr ehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Sur gery Glaucoma Management Laser Sur gery Macular Degeneration Cor nea Diabetic Eye Car e Neur o-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicar e & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case ClubCars Choice Battery Since 2009! + Including installation and a FREE Service mentions Dr. Edwin Bowers, who worked with Fitzgerald. He is said to have used the practice for an anesthetic effect.But Sanguedolce didnt learn about the procedure from the Internet. As a young mother living in Ar kansas, she watched as the medical profession couldnt help her son, who had had an adverse reaction to something that happened in a doctors office. Back then, we grew all our own food, and were really into the health food thing, she said. Still, I was skeptical when I went into the health food store and found and read the book on reflexology by Eunice Ingham. Inghams work culminated in the International Institute of Reflexology, which has since become popular in several places, including an institute cur rently operating in St. Petersburg. I read the book and started doing the technique on my son, and he never had any more problems, Sanguedolce said. After that, she began to study the procedure, along with massage. Locally, many people attest to the ability of reflexology to help them. Patti Greene had a broken small toe and was hurting walking, even after it healed, but reflexology adjusted it, Sanguedolce said.She tells of an elderly Native American who allowed her to adjust his back while she was staying near a reservation in Orange Springs. His granddaughter came to me crying that he needed help. Until then, none of the tribe would let me touch them, she said.Another story centered on helping a young girl with ear pain during a flight. She was just screaming and holding her ear, Sanguedolce said. I showed the parents where to apply pressure on her hand, and almost immediately, she stopped crying. The American Cancer Society has approved reflexology as a help with breast cancer pain and is using it in its integrated program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Some medical insurances are starting to allow payment for it, for certain conditions. Meanwhile, other countries often use it as a regular practice. In Thailand, for instance, Sanguedolce said, everyone who enters the emergency room of a hospital has it done automatically. The Internet shows that 22 per cent of residents of Denmark use the procedure; and in the United Kingdom, it is regulated by the Complimentary & Natural Health Care Council, which regulates all alternative medicine. Reflexologists explain that it works this way: The bottoms of the feet have zones that correspond to various areas of the body. If you have two of something, it appears on both feet, like two kidneys, or two lungs. If you only have one, like one liver, then you only have it on one foot. Sanguedolce is available to speak about reflexology (and massage) to groups and to explain its value. She may be reached at debisang@ gmail.com.Reflexology was something Burke thought would allow children to express themselves.It gives them a chance to think about Black History Month and develop their own design and present it to the school; and to put their own sweat into developing the idea gives it that little extra. Watching the students develop their own creativity while working with other students, Burke also threw in the added bonus of a reward for the winning homeroom. With artwork adorning 15 doors already, Burke expects at least 10 more before he takes to a school golf cart Feb. 27 to do an American Idol style judging. They are pretty awesome so far, said Burke. Some of them show a lot of historical reference and [that] the kids put in a lot of work, so I am pretty proud of them. Eisenhower staff members were particularly pleased at how excited and energized the students were to create the project. I dont know if it was for the pizza or for the actual project, but whatever it takes to get them excited, we are all for it, Burke said. I think just having that extra attention is a really positive thing for the kids. The partnership with AAA is one example of a business-school relationship Burke has been fostering at the school, which now counts many local firms among its growing list of friends.Waterset Homes of Apollo Beach recently donated three iPads to students with perfect attendance. The company is partnering with Eisenhower students open doors to Black History Month the school to give out iPads every nine weeks, honoring everything from the most-improved student to an honor-roll student. Buying those iPads is no small investment, so we are really pleased and grateful, Burke said. We are trying to do a lot of things where we include business partners in giving our kids awards. Its something I wanted to do when I started here, and now we have between 50 and 60 businesses that we routinely work with throughout the year, partnering up on different things to help kids. While an educated workforce obviously pays off in the long run for businesses, Burkes pitch to local firms went beyond teaching children in the classroom. When I started, said Burke, My approach was it takes a village to raise a child, and thats something we all need to be invested in.

PAGE 35

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 35 5C (10) 15.5 43905-GTHB (2-27) Sun City FC (lm) 2503 1stOn 1st Street, 2 Blocks South of Where 301 Meets US411-941-747-9262 HyundaiOfBradenton.com of Bradenton*For a limited term on select models with approved credit through Hyundai Motors Financial. ^36 month lease with $2999 due at signing including $0 security deposit with approved credit through Hyundai Motors Financial. 12,000 miles per year allowed, 20 per mile thereafter. All offers exclude tax, tag, title, registration and $799 pre-delivery service fee. All factory rebates and incentives to dealer. Prior sales excluded. In-stock units only. Offers cannot be combined. Photos for display only. See dealer for complete details. Offers expire end of day 3/2/14. GETTEL HYUNDAI OF BRADENTON OR OR GET A LOW LEASE DEAL 0% A PR FINANCING! And Right Now, For A Limited Time Get $ 0 DOWN!* NEW 2014 HYUNDAI NEW 2014 HYUNDAI NEW 2014 HYUNDAI NEW 2014 HYUNDAI $ 129Lease For Per Month.^ $ 149Lease For Per Month.^ $ 149Lease For Per Month.^ $ 249Lease For Per Month.^ $ 299Lease For Per Month.^ NEW 2013 HYUNDAISave Up To NEW 2013 HYUNDAIELANTRA SONA T A VELOSTER SANT A FE SPORT AZERA GENESIS $ 7140OFF MSRP! BUZZ Whats All The About?ITS OFFICIAL: Hyundai Has Been Named Top Automotive Value!-Strategic Visions

PAGE 36

36 FEBRUARY 27, 2014