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www.ObserverNews.netAugust 18, 2011 Volume 55 Number 30 28 PagesOBSERVER NEWSTHE Follow Melody Jamesons recent adventure in CUBA as she gets in touch with her inner Cuban. See page 14 This weeks OBSERVATIONS by Mitch Traphagen is centered on wants and needs and listening to your heart. Read it on page 3 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: The walking miracle For county parks and programs,its not over! MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTORobert Cramer shares a laugh with his therapist, Ivory Jones-Jennings, before the graduation ceremony from the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Sun Towers. He describes her as a miracle worker. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Robert Cramer is a walking miracle. Just a year ago, he barely could walk from his bed to the door. His next breath, something most people take for granted, felt uncertain and labored. His eyesight was failing. Earlier, he had bought a home for cash he didnt understand and could not read the paperwork involved in the purchase. He felt as though he had been conned into buying it. As such, he felt his mind was slipping away. His wife was gone, his home in Idaho, once a source of joy that became an empty cavern of memories, was gone. His life was slipping away, too. He was ready to die. Last week at Sun Towers in Sun City Center, the same Robert Cramer strolled into a meeting for people in the pulmonary rehabilitation program at the Sun Terrace Rehabilitation Center. He could well have been ready to play 18 holes of golf. He was healthy-looking and quick to flash a brilliant smile. Even beyond his physical appearance, his transformation was revealed in his eyes there was energy, there was life. Robert Cramer is a walking miracle. He had come to Sun Towers months ago in a wheelchair; that he is now walking at all is a miracle. I thought I was going to die, Cramer said. I was dying. In March, he entered the pulmonary rehabilitation program and moved into his apartment at Sun Towers a few weeks after that. In the beginning, he used a wheelchair to get around. The program incorporates a newly built therapy gym inside the assisted living facility. Magnetic cards given to people in the program keep track of their progress on state-of-the-art equipment, going so far as to provide a warning to those who push too hard. Also involved is old-fashioned human contact. See WALKING MIRACLE, page 28 By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netWith the fervor of a country revival preacher, a county parks advocate last week exhorted a South County standing-room-only crowd to action with the battle cry Its not over. This week, it wasnt. At least two county commissioners were working separately toward resolution of the very public dilemma stemming from a county parks and recreation department plan to save money in a tight budget year by restructuring the neighborhood parks network and its programs. One of them is putting a plan on the table that would retain at least two South County parks. The dilemma for working parents who depend on after school programs conducted at neighborhood parks began to develop several months ago when the parks department director, Mark Thornton, unveiled a plan purported to cut costs which would effectively close a number of community parks, leaving only empty, locked, unstaffed buildings and unsupervised playing fields. Thorntons concept would replace the supervised afterschool programs at those parks for which parents paid on a per-child basis with a broader range of activities conducted in a dozen regional recreation centers scattered across the county. It would involve, additionally, county partnership with the public school systems after-school programming as well as with YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs. The plan also would require that many working parents arrange either specific new transportation for their children from their schools to new centers or engage other types of after-school care both leading to greater family expense. County officials have pegged annual costs of the afterschool programs in neighborhood parks at close to $2.3 million. None have been able to pinpoint the dollar savings represented by implementing the Thornton regional centers concept. Most of the proposed regional centers have not yet been built. Others openly dispute the county figures as well as the feasibility of county involvement in other systems. One of them is Terry OGrady, a long time parks volunteer and athletics coach, who initiated the citizens rally last week in Brandon. OGrady has asserted the annual after school programs in the parks can be operated for less than the department states and even provide a buffer of over $500,000 if the programs were properly marketed encouraging a few more youngsters to sign on. As for linking a county program with those fielded by other institutions, he has sug-See COUNTY PARKS: ITS NOT OVER! page 13MELODY JAMESON PHOTOBoth youngsters and their working parents worried about the after-school activities of their offspring if a planned re-tooling of the county parks system is implemented turned out for a protest rally last week in Brandon. Tyler (left) and big sister, Alana, showed off their sign leaving no doubt about their sentiments as hundreds streamed into the Brandon Community Center to network, add their signatures to a petition and listen to the fire n brimstone exhortations of parks activists Terry and Jack OGrady. The OGradys urged them to contact their local elected officials and toss out at the next election those who do not hear them, represent their interests and help them.


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signal from the station 60 miles away. By the time I was in the 6th grade my Mom had returned to teaching and my Dads workload had become such that he frequently didnt make it home until 8 p.m. which is why it was such a surprise to hear him yelling for me at 3:30 in the afternoon. Ive told the story in this column before about how he had noticed me admiring the guitar in the catalog, had secretly ordered it, and surprised me with it that afternoon. In 1975, most Dads I knew just didnt do that sort of thing. Mine did for which I will always be grateful. Each day, I am thankful that I am his son. Dad hired a student from the local college where he worked to give me guitar lessons. In addition to learning the rock and roll songs I wanted to play, I also managed to learn a few country riffs and John Denver songs for my Dad. It wasnt more than a few weeks after that wonderful afternoon that I gave my first concert in the living room of our house, singing Denvers Country Roads. From then on, whenever he saw me with my guitar, which was often, he would ask me to play the country riffs that I had learned. As 12 turned to 15, I became more reluctant to do so. It just wasnt cool. At his funeral later that year, the minister who listened to my grief and guilt 3 Why us? Call or a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com Melanoma / Skin Cancer SCREENINGDont ignore that suspicious mole any longer.... Getting screened could save your life!!The Skin Cancer Centers Dermatology AssociatesCall for an appointment 813-634-1455NOW OFFERING: Hemingway EstatesGrand Opening (next to Apollo Beach Elementary, corner of Dickman Dr. and Apollo Beach Blvd.)Luxury Key West-style homes REDUCED: $373,000 $165,000 for the 3/3.5; and $457,000 $199,000 for the 4/3.5. Loaded with upgrades including granite thru-out, 42 cabinets, hardwood oors, 8 doors, security system, balcony from every room. 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2,660 sq. ft. OPEN HOUSES Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for extended hours.Linda J. Miles, REALTOR (813) 230-0199Come join us for some fun and prizes!Dont miss out on the house of your dreams! 3:15 Rev. www.Facebook.com/GetOffTheFenceMeet me in front of South Bay Church this Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. Look for this logo. www.southbay.cc I was 12 years old when I had my first-ever serious conversation with my older sister. No doubt until that time, to her I was a mindless blob in a flesh suit. I probably remained so afterwards, too. There is nothing pretty about being a 12year-old boy. In that conversation, I told her I wanted to be a rock star. In 1975, most boys my age from Worthington, Minnesota, still wanted to be baseball players, police officers or astronauts. I wanted long hair, leather pants and, most of all, a guitar. I even knew what guitar I wanted. I spent hours admiring it in the JC Penney catalog. Worthington, MN wasnt big enough at that time to actually have a full-blown JC Penney store, but there was a catalog order outlet downtown. In those days, Penneys, Sears and Montgomery Ward all produced catalogs... tomes, really, that offered everything from appliances to handkerchiefs. They were thick and substantial beasts that no doubt were used across America to fix holes in walls and jack up cars. One day after school, on a day no different than a seemingly infinite string of other days after school, I walked home from West Elementary to spend some quality time with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, assuming the weather cooperated enough for our rooftop television antenna to pick up the By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Wants and needsover that suggested I just pick up the guitar and still play it for him now and again. A few years later, when I was playing in a local rock band, I incorporated the country riffs into a song we played and I always thought of him. The JC Penney guitar didnt last very long. Before the year was out, I traded it for another guitar, which led to another, which finally led to a 1973 Gibson Les Paul. In my mind, there was no better guitar ever made. For the past 25 years, however, that guitar has spent most of its time in a case. As the years passed, the value of the guitar increased while my skills decreased. Somehow it became harder and harder to play it was a relic of a different time and of a different me. As such, it only came out of its case every few weeks for a few strums. Until a few months ago, that is, when I traded it to a good friend for some camera gear. I knew my friend would use it and appreciate it. But it was the first time since I was 12 that I didnt have an electric guitar. For the past 36 years, I took it for granted and now, suddenly, it felt like I had traded away part of what made me, me. Last week my wife Michelle called one morning to ask me out to lunch. I immediately became suspicious her office is in Tampa and lunch is rarely a possibility with our schedules. In fact, the last time she had called to invite me to lunch, we ended up going home with a puppy from CARE. But she was insistent, so we met at Five Guys in Summerfield. While we were waiting for our burgers and fries, she excused herself and I became immersed in some nonsense on my iPhone. I looked up just in time to see her carrying a long, black case with the word Ive had an electric guitar since I was 12. I didnt appreciate how much I needed it until it was gone. My wife did, though. She bought me a new one. Sitting next to it on the stand is yet another that was found for a few bucks in an area pawn shop a few days later.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOFender imprinted into the side. She had taken the morning off to go to a music shop to make my babbling about a guitar I would like someday into a reality today. In the long black case, now sitting on a table at Five Guys, was that guitar a candy apple red Fender Stratocaster. The case is now in the closet and the guitar is on a stand, ready to be picked up at any time. Im playing again, taking joy in remembering the songs I played decades ago and in learning new ones. It is all having an odd effect on me. I love writing and photography, but over the years that has become more work-like. Somehow, strumming that electric guitar is changing my outlook on everything creative, which naturally includes my work. It is giving me focus, and its a heck of a lot of fun. What I thought as a someday luxury, my wife saw as a necessity to who I am. Indeed, having an electric guitar again is helping me to feel more complete somehow. It is amazing to me how something that is really nothing more than a want could be so needed. I am certain there are things in almost everyones life that may appear to be wants but are really needs. Art, writing, woodworking, music, photography, carpentry, needlepoint and more are all things people commonly consider mere hobbies that are, in fact, essential components of who they are. So many things considered nonessential, from music programs in schools to sports are, in fact, entirely essential. They help define us, they give us an outlet for the ever-increasing stress of just getting by in life. Listen to your heart and to your soul they are telling you what you need in ways your brain may not comprehend. Its not necessarily about a shiny new object like a guitar it is about letting you be you and that doesnt have to involve a new toy. For me, the guitar is just my key to the real me. The me I had been forgetting. I no longer have visions of being a rock star. In fact, with a few exceptions Im pretty happy with how things are right now. I was happier still as I plugged in my new guitar and plucked out a few country riffs. The gift my Dad gave me has lasted a lifetime. He gave me passion.


X 4 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 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:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson ...... Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES: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.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons .... Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan ............. Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapersmean what they say. But what they say, their mind begins acting out, as though it were a play. The mind hears what you say and translates it into a role. Youre the star of the play. Youre doing the writing and the mind is causing you to follow the script exactly as you wrote it. When you say, I cant lose weight, the mind creates a scenario. In this scenario, you act the part of someone who cannot lose weight. You have a tendency to eat the wrong thingsand too much of them. You fail to exercise, because theres no useyoure going to be fat anyway. Even when you decide to diet, if you have convinced your mind you cannot lose weight, youre doomed to failure. The same is true for anything you want to do. When you say, I cant quit smoking, I cant remember names, or I cant clean up my desk, your mind will not make a liar of you. You will, in fact, not be able to quit smoking, you will not remember names, and your desk will remain cluttered. The first step in belief is to confess your belief out loud. There are few things that are beyond you. If you are only 4 feet 9 inches tall, you probably wont be able to play professional basketball. An actual physical characteristic might prevent you from accomplishing a task, but beyond that, most things are attainable. If you wish to quit smoking, repeat over and over to yourself, I can quit smoking. In Mark 9:23 of the Bible, Jesus said If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. I think the reverse is also true. If thou cannot believe, all things are impossible to you. When we cease to believe in some goal, we cease to work toward it. More often than not, when we cease to believe, we begin the self-defeating talk that ensures our surrender. Negative self-talk sounds like this: I am no good with names. I just cant lose weight. Im not smart enough to do that. I never did have any talent. Creativity just eludes me. No matter what I do, I cant get in shape. I just cant quit smoking. All my family is fat; theres no sense in my trying to be thin. If I quit smoking, Im just going to gain weight. I guess Im just stupid. No use trying; people wont like me anyway. If it wasnt for bad luck, Id have no luck at all. I cant get organized. I never have enough time. Ill be glad when this week is over. I must be slow. I dont deserve any of the good things. I just cant seem to clean up my desk. If I lose weight, Ill gain it right back. Im just too short. Im just too tall. Im just too thin. Im just too fat. Im just too ..... These are only a few examples of negative self-talk I hear from people all the time. For the most part, these people really dont By William Hodges Negative self-talk can hurt -what are you saying to yourself? POSITIVE TALKIf you wish to remember names, when you come up with a blank, say out loud to yourself, I can remember names. My mind will give me the name in just a minute. It may sound simple, but many of the solutions to our everyday problems are, in fact, simple. Dont make them more difficult than they are. I opened this column with a Biblical quote and I will close it in the same way. Later in Mark 11:24, Jesus said, Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 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X 8 5 5Free boat safety inspections are availableEvery Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 75 Ruskin provides free, no-obligation vessel safety inspections for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. until noon at Simmons Park in Ruskin on the first and third Saturday of the month; and at Williams Park in Gibsonton on the second and fourth Saturday, also from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (813) 645-6984. Kids Program/Event Highlights August 18 to 24Teen Night: Anime Club* For middle and high school students. Join them for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other kids who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Family Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. 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. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. 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. Baby Time For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. 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. *Free event funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Library SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS No Spaghetti Dinners til September 7 Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Aug. 19 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, Aug. 20 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Kim Mullins Friday, Aug. 26 7-11 p.m. Ted Ennis Saturday, Aug. 27 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Moose Scavenger Hunt Friday, Sept. 2 7-11 p.m. Tony John Saturday, Sept. 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept. 9 7-11 p.m. Taylor and Taylor Saturday, Sept. 10 5-7 p.m. Women of the Moose Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept. 16 7-11 p.m. Ella and JT Saturday, Sept. 17 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept. 23 7-11 p.m. Tone Benders Saturday, Sept. 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Aug. 18 VA Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Mens Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by George Dur ham & Co. from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 Music by Bert & Sassy from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 Music by Bert & Sassy from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 Veterans Day Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 Open. Visit Riverviews version of sultry Louisiana for an exciting evening of gambling and jazz! Join Gabrielle Perham, candidate for 2012 Honorary Mayor of Riverview, at her Gambling for a Cause Casino Night at the Winthrop Event Centre (Barn Theatre), Friday, Sept. 2. Enjoy jazz music, Cajun food, specialty Casino drinks, slot machine auction, balloon raffles, and some fun surprises. A full evening of casino fun includes Blackjack, Texas Hold em, Craps, Roulette Table, and Slot Machines. General admission is $15, which includes 1 drink ticket; $40 gives you admission, 1 drink ticket, and $1,500 in Funny Money to play. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Riverview Boys & Girls Club and the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. To purchase your tickets or to sponsor, visit www.gabyformayor. com or call (813) 704-0460. Gaby for Mayor! Sponsors include: SgS Desings, Inc., LocalShops1.com, Iernas Heating and Cooling, Personal Chef of Tampa Bay, and Mace Multimedia. Casino night for Mayor of Riverview candidate L ETTER TO THE E EDITOR:Say No to removing staff from neighborhood parksDear Editor: What do county neighborhood parks, their imperiled out of school care and the county budget cuts have in common? -Mark Thornton, Director of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. During his tenure, there appears to have been a plan to discredit this popular, affordable, well managed, staffed after school program at our neighborhood parks. His cost figures have been misleading and the recent county audit reported that his department did not adequately apply for childcare funding. Perhaps the solution is to not cut the program, but to instead cut the Director. Under his watch, transportation to this out of school program has been eliminated, seemingly by intent, overtime. It lowered the attendance, a key component for sustainability. The citizens of Hillsborough County incorporated walkable, staffed neighborhood parks into their community plans. Demand compliance; keep our neighbor hood county parks staffed! Jeanette Doyle, Apollo Beach


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They were married in Valdosta, GA, on August 5, 1958. Jonie hailed from Mossyrock, WA, and Matt from Chicago. At the time of their wedding, she worked for NBC television and he was a pharmacist. Both are now retired in Ruskin where Jonie still writes Fish Tales, a weekly column for The Observer News. Their extended family includes a daughter, Jackie, her husband, John Campbell, 3 grandchildren, Rob, Julie and Reid plus four great granddaughters, Kristin, Kayla, Kelli and Ciera. Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $875Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 SFC Walter TaylorLocal soldier woundedOn August 2, 2011, SFC Walter Taylor, son of Dollie Taylor, was seriously wounded in Afghanistan. At the same time five other soldiers were also injured, treated and returned home. The sixth soldier and Walter received more serious injuries. Taylor was sent to Germany where his family resides for treatment. 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A fact sheet with additional information is available online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ childrensservices/ For more information or a copy of the application, parents and guardians should contact the Administration Office at Dorothy Thomas School, (813) 975-7355.Alzheimers Association Walk To End AlzheimersTM 2011Walk to End Alzheimers will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Nearly 1,000 people from Hillsborough County are expected at this years event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimers disease. Participants will take part in a 2 mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimers disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimers Association. Each walker will join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimers disease. The end of Alzheimers disease starts here. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or call at 813-684-1296 or 800-272-3900. 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7 BUSINESS NEWSPlay N Trade comes to Riverview RIVERVIEW Gamers in the south county area just had their wish come true...Play N Trade has arrived in Riverview! The father and son team of Troy and Dan Tyler completed their extensive training and now the doors are open to one of the most unique retail video game stores in the country. Located in Summerfield Square, Play N Trade has set itself apart from the competition by delivering a new and interactive gaming experience for customers. Their Try-Before-You-Buy policy literally allows gamers to play any game in the store prior to purchase. The eight flat screen TVs around the store and in the Players Club can also be rented on an hourly basis. Its also the perfect place to host in-store tournaments, birthday parties and other events. My vision for the store is to make it the ultimate place to hang out with other gamers, share stories and life with one another in a safe and family-friendly atmosphere, says owner Troy Tyler. PNT will be the first full-service video game store in town where all types of gamers can come to learn, share information and have experiences with each other while taking advantage of the best shopping experience in the retail video game industry. Tylers number one motivation for opening the franchise was to fulfill his dream of starting a familyowned business. Working side-byside, the Tylers (both Riverview residents) along with other family members and friends, transformed the empty space into a wonder land of gaming electronics. Along with the latest games for Playstation 3, PSD, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Game Boy and Sega, theres an area devoted to retro games, accessories and consoles. Play N Trade customers can also have their consoles and games repaired, as well as exchange their used games for store credit. Other items for sale include batteries, HDMI cables, stylus, memory cards, strategy guides, joysticks, etc. Its no doubt this will be a haven for gamers with easy access to communities in the Summerfield area, the actual address is 13163 U.S. Hwy. 301 South, Riverview, FL 33578, in Summerfield Square (near CiCis Pizza). Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (813) 672-6200. To learn more about Play N Trade visit www.playntrade.com. The Riverview store is just the beginning for the Tyler family who want to expand the Play N Trade footprint, potentially opening additional stores within the first three years of operation. CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOSDan Tyler checks out customer Luis Meglen at Play N Trade in Riverview. The Players Club in the background contains six of the eight flat screen TVs for customers to try out games before buying them. A customer browses the hundreds of games and accessories at the new Play N Trade in Riverview.


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See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.netGas prices drop for Winn-Dixie shoppersGrocer expands its Fuelperks! Rewards program to local areaWinn-Dixie Stores, Inc., recently announced that guests using the new Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card (CRC) at any of the grocers 95 stores in the Tampa area, can earn significant fuel discounts at participating Shell stations. The savings are part of Winn-Dixies fuelperks! Rewards Program, which has already saved $21 million for Winn-Dixie guests in Louisiana and other parts of Florida. For every $50 in qualified purchases using the new CRC at Winn-Dixie, guests earn a 5per-gallon discount on fuel that is redeemable on a single fill-up, up to 20 gallons at any one of more than 300 participating area Shell stations. Additionally, fuelperks! are stackable the more shoppers spend, the more fuelperks! credits they earn. For example, if a customer spends $100, he or she will earn a 10per-gallon discount, if a customer spends $150, he or she earns a 15-per-gallon discount, etc. Shoppers also dont have to spend $50 in one transaction. Purchases are automatically tracked on their receipt tape and each time the $50 threshold is met, another 5-pergallon discount on gas is earned. We encourage shoppers to visit their nearest Winn-Dixie location to sign up for their new Customer Reward Card and start saving on gas through our fuelperks! rewards program today, said Dan Lafever, Winn-Dixies regional vice president. We are thrilled to bring this new savings opportunity to our guests here in the Tampa Bay, North Central Florida and West Central Georgia areas and look forward to expanding it soon into Central Florida, especially with gas prices back on the rise. Furthermore, each week there are dozens of bonus items that can be purchased to earn additional fuelperks!. For each bonus item purchased, an additional 5 to 10 per gallon discount is earned and there is no limit on the amount of bonus items that can be purchased. For example, a customer can purchase a single bonus item and earn an additional 5 cents per gallon discount or purchase 10 items and receive a 50-per-gallon discount. This is in addition to the 5 per gallon discount earned for every $50 spent. This fuelperks! expansion is part of the grocers ongoing partnership with Excentus Corporation, a retail marketing coalition specializing in fuel-based reward programs. Winn-Dixie has been a great business partner for us, said Brandon Logsdon, president and chief operating officer, Excentus. We are excited to bring fuelperks! to their customers and we are confident that it will be a success. As part of the program, the popular Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card (CRC) has been redesigned to include a magnetic stripe on the back, similar to a debit or credit card. This new card is required in order to earn and redeem fuelperks! at participating Shell stations. We are very pleased to team up with Winn-Dixie to help fill customers tanks for less, said Dan Little, fuels marketing manager, Shell North America. With conveniently located participating Shell stations throughout the participating Winn-Dixie markets, it has never been easier for customers to save on Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines, including our premium gasoline, Shell V-Power. For more information about the program and/or participating locations, visit www.winndixie. com/fuelperks or www.facebook. com/WD.fuelperks. What is The Unstoppable Life?Sailor who circumnavigated globe reveals how to make your dreams come trueLarry Jacobson knows what its like to have a dream that seems nearly impossible to realize. He also knows how to make that dream come true. I remember being a curious kid looking out at the docks in Long Beach from behind the locked gates that led to the pier, he said. I saw this montage of beautiful sails and gleaming boats and the vast expanse of the sea, and I knew its where I wanted to be. I simply had no idea how I was going to get there. Thats where Jacobsons journey started, and if he followed the course that most people tend to follow, it would have ended there, too. But sometime after becoming a successful entrepreneur in the travel business, those memories from his childhood and teen years sailing any small boat he could put in the water, started flooding back, and he knew he was ready to live his dream and sail around the world. I knew what I had and I knew what I wanted, and all I saw was this wide gulf between the two, said Jacobson, author of The Boy Behind the Gate (www. larryjacobsonauthor.com). So, I started putting together a plan, and from those early beginnings, I started to understand that there are some clear, distinct keys to building the bridge between what you have done and what you dream of doing. Some of those steps, according to Jacobson, include: magical happens when you write down your dreams. They become a lot more real. How do you identify your dreams? Ask the right questions. What lights your fire? What makes you want to bound out of bed every morning, instead of meander out to the coffee pot? But those are very broad questions, with even broader answers. When you think of those answers, write them down. I did. I still have the piece of paper I wrote them on back in 1991. wall, seemingly impossible to scale. For instance, when we left the coast of Mexico to sail 2,750 miles across the Pacific Ocean without seeing a bit of land, I had never before navigated a boat across an ocean. Keep in mind, its not like you just point the boat south and the next thing you know, youre dancing in a Tahitian skirt drinking beer under the swaying palm trees. I was petrified. And the only way I could move through my fear was to haul up the anchor and say, Lets go. If youre waiting for a marching band to herald your big decision, youll be waiting forever. I will never forget the arrival in the Marquesas Islands, 21 days later. At first, you dont see the land, you just smell it. It smells like dirt, soil, vegetation. And then you see the clouds. The clouds that form over the island and are reflecting the green of the land so strongly that the bottom of the clouds themselves look green. Finally, you see land. When I did, I knew I had done it. I had faced my fears and navigated my own boat across nearly 3,000 miles of open ocean. If you want to truly live an unstoppable life, then you must haul up your own anchor and voyage out beyond your comfort zone to embrace the fear and use it to sharpen your senses. This is not a clich. This is not about smelling roses. This is about recognizing the value we have in our daily lives. Its about remembering to listen, to feel, to actually see what were doing and appreciate each moment of our lives. Just before crossing the Indian Ocean, I was sitting up on the foredeck, looking out over the expanse of ocean that would be my home for the next 19 days. I had to pinch myself. Look! Look at what youre about to do. Youre going to sail your own boat across the Indian Ocean! And after missing a tsunami that surely would have killed me in a wall of water, avoiding deadly pirates and surviving almost drowning while being tangled in an anchor line at the bottom of the Red Sea, you better believe that I mark the worth in every single day that Im here on this earth breathing. Check in with yourself every day. Jacobson said. Do you wake up in the morning looking forward to the day, or do you have a knot in the pit of your gut that makes you dread the day? The primary rule of living an unstoppable life is to live it with laughter, passion and love. Each of our lives IS an adventure. If you live with laughter, love, and passion, and live with every ounce of energy you have, then youll live an Unstoppable Life. About Larry Jacobson A California native, Larry Jacobson grew up on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and scuba diving. A recognized expert in the corporate marketing world, he was president of one of the premier incentive travel companies. An avid sailor, he has over 50,000 blue water miles to his name. Larry is a motivational speaker and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


you can take to help keep your dad up on his feet and reduce his risk of falling. Check his meds: Does your dad take any medicine or combina tion of medicines that make him dizzy, sleepy or lightheaded? If so, gather up all the drugs he takes prescriptions and over-the-counter and take them to his doctor or pharmacist for a drug review. Schedule an eye exam: Poor vision can be another contributor to falls. If your dad wears glasses, check to see if hes wearing the correct prescription and beware of bifocals. Multifocal glasses can impair vision needed for detecting obstacles and judging depth. Check his balance: Balance disorders which can be brought on by a variety of conditions like inner ear problems, allergies, a head injury or problems with blood circulation are also a common cause of falls. If your dad is having some balance issues, make an appointment with his doctor to get it checked and treated. Start exercising: Improving balance through exercise is one of the best ways to prevent falls. Strength training, stretching, yoga, tai chi are all great for building better balance. Some simple exercises that he can do anytime are walking heelto-toe across the room, standing on one foot for 30 seconds or longer, or getting up from a chair and sitting back down 10 to 20 times. For more balance exercise tips, call the National Institute on Aging at 800222-2225 and order their free exer cise DVD and free exercise book or you can see it online at go4life. niapublications.org. Modify his home: Because about half of all falls happen around the home, some simple modifications can go a long way in making your dads living area safer. Start by picking up items on the floor that could cause him to trip like newspapers, books, shoes, cloths, electrical or phone cords. If he has throw rugs, remove them or use double-sided tape to secure X 10 7 6B 9Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on fall prevention tips for elderly seniors? My 81-year-old father, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. What can you tell us? Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, Falls are a big concern for mil lions of elderly Americans and their families. In the United States, roughly one-third of the 65-andolder population will suffer a fall this year, often with dire consequences. But many falls can be prevented. Here are some steps By Jim Miller How to prevent falls THE SAVVY SENIORthem. In the bathroom put a nonslip rubber mat or self-stick strips on the floor of the tub or shower, and have a carpenter install grab bars inside the tub and next to the toilet. Also, make sure the lighting throughout the house is good, pur chase some inexpen sive plug-in nightlights for the bathrooms and hallways, and if he has stairs, consider putting hand rails on both sides. And in the kitchen, organize his cabinets so the things he uses most often are within easy reach without using a step stool. For more tips, call the Eldercare Locater at 800677-1116 and order a free copy of their Preventing Falls at Home brochure. Other pitfalls: Believe it or not, the improper use of canes and walkers sends around 47,000 seniors to the emergency room each year. If your dad uses a cane or walker, be sure its adequately adjusted to his height and that hes using it properly. A physical thera pist can help with this, or see the Mayo Clinic slide show on how to choose and use a cane (mayoclinic. com/health/canes/HA00064) and a walker (mayoclinic.com/health/ walker/HA00060). Another possible hazard is pets. If your dad has a dog or cat, he needs to be aware that because they can get under foot pets cause a lot of falls. Shoes are another issue to be aware of. Rubber-soled, lowheeled shoes are the best slip/trip proof shoes for seniors. Savvy Tip: Consider getting your dad a home monitoring system which is a small pendent-style SOS button that he wears that would allow him to call for help if he fell. Available through companies like lifelinesys.com and lifealert.com these systems cost around $1 per day. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Chuck Gardner of Sun City Center shot a hole-in-one on July 23, 2011 on the 12th hole at the Apollo Beach Golf Club of Apollo Beach, FL. He used an Adams 4-Iron and drove the ball 150 yards. This feat was witnessed by Robert Connelly. This was his third hole-in-one.HOLE IN ONEEvery Tuesday: Jam Session from 3 p.m. to 5ish no charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday: Best Spaghetti in Town -$7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday: Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22: $7 Blue Plate Special at 5 p.m. Menu: Chicken Parmigiana. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Sunday, Aug. 28: Boom Ba from 2 to 5 p.m. Food will be available from noon to 2 p.m. at very reasonable prices. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11: Donate your old treasures to the Lodge or rent a table for the 400 Family Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Saturday, Nov. 20: Turkey Shoot for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 8 p.m. Menu: $3 Sandwich Buffet. Sunday, Nov. 21: Pot Luck Dinner for all Elks and their guests. Bring your favorite dish. Monday, Nov. 29: Poor Mans Dinner for all Elks and their guests at 5 p.m. $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Menu: American Goulash. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570. The Club has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities


X 10 Wushu Chicken Tacos Serves: 1 1/2 cup diced rotisserie chicken 1/4 cup asparagus pieces, about 1 inch long 1/4 cup yellow squash pieces 2 lime wedges, optional Sauce: Fresh ginger slice, 1/8 inch thick, peeled and cut in half 2 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3/8 teaspoon chili paste with garlic 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 1/4 teaspoons sesame oil 3 1/2 teaspoons water as possible. Add next seven ingredients and process until sauce is If sauce is too thick, add more water. If sauce is too thin, add more peanut butter. Toss about half the sauce with chicken and put aside in a covered bowl. Boil about 1 inch of water in a large skillet and add asparagus. Cover skillet and turn off heat. In 1 to 3 minutes, lift off cover and remove asparagus using tongs. Cut off ends of squash and cut into half-moon pieces. Put 1/4 cup squash pieces into microwavesafe bowl and add a little water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave about 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool Place tortillas in microwave and cook about 15 Put chicken in tortillas, top with asparagus and squash and drizzle with additional peanut butter sauce. Serve with optional lime wedges. Wushu PB & Fruity Says Let Us Rap Po Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak Peanut Butter Rolls Sushi Style Tropical Fantasy Peanut Butter Rolls Sushi Style Serves: 1 1 8-inch crepe 5 tablespoons strawberry cream cheese 5 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 4 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon granola 1 small container chocolate yogurt Spread cream cheese over crepe. Top with peanut butter and smooth over cream cheese. Sprinkle strawberries and bananas over peanut butter. Top with refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut rolls. Use pretzel rods as chopsticks and dip in Tropical Fantasy Serves: 1 2 slices cinnamon bread 2 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 1 banana, sliced Canned mandarin oranges Toast two slices of cinnamon toast. Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread. Place banana slices, pineapple and mandarin oranges on the other slices. Add grated ginger if desired. Put two sides of sandwich together and serve on a bed of lettuce. Decorate top of sandwich with pomegranate seeds and use additional oranges to decorate plate.Po Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak Serves: 1 Sandwich 1/2 red pepper 1/2 yellow pepper 1 small onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 chicken breast slices or any deli lunch meat chicken Hoagie/sub roll 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Cut peppers into strips; cut onions into rings and slice apples into strips. Put into sauce pan with olive oil and cook on medium heat until soft. Cook chicken breast slices and add to the pepper/onion/apple mix. into strips and add it to the pepper/ onion/apple mix. The deli chicken is warmed.) For the sauce, heat a sauce pan on medium heat and add peanut Add three tablespoons sauce to chicken/pepper/onion/apple mix. Stir together. Put chicken mixture on hoagie/ sub roll and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cut remaining half of apple and place it on a plate with left over peanut butter sauce for dipping. Wushu Chicken TacosE Peanut Butter has inspired thousands of kid chefs to reinvent the peanut butter sandwich for the chance of earn ing a fund for college. This Sandwich Contest kitchen for a chance to win a $25,000 college fund, plus $10,000 to purchase educational products. nutritional balance, appearance and ease of preparation. Four runners up will each receive $2,500 college funds. form. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and complete details. PB & Fruity Says Let Us Rap Serves: 1 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast 3 tablespoons chopped Fuji apple 2 tablespoons chopped black or red grapes 2 tablespoons Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter 1 tablespoon lite mayonnaise 2 teaspoons honey Iceberg lettuce Spoon into open lettuce leaf, roll and serve. Sauce 3 tablespoons Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon honey mustard 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 cup water


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Dont be misled by the word shellfish. There are two groups -the clams, oysters, mussels and scallops called the mollusks and the other group of crab, shrimp, crayfish is the crustaceans group. Todays findings say that they really dont have as much cholesterol as an egg yolk. One large egg yolk has 275 mg. The American Heart Association recommends limiting the daily intake to l00 mg of cholesterol to every l000 calories with a maximum intake of 300 mg daily. Dont deprive yourself. Your favorite seafood is a heart-healthy food. I have eaten seafood around the world. Calorie content perhaps depends on the way your fish is cooked. I have written notes of all my travels and of the seafood I have eaten, thinking that someday I would try the many different recipes that I have collected. These I will share with you. In Switzerland I enjoyed fish mousse made with two cups of heavy cream, grated nutmeg, a pinch of cayenne pepper, with fish fillets churned in a food processor and served warm. I asked if it had been baked or boiled. I was told it was cooked a few minutes on top of the stove until it was hot, then put in the oven. It had a great flavor and I enjoyed every scrumptious bite of it. In our own backyard, at Cedar Key, I had a fish omelet for breakfast. I really didnt like this one, as By Jonie Maschek Seafood from around the worldit reminded me of my breakfast in Africa, where eggs tasted like fish, regardless how they were cooked. One dish I will always remember was the whole baked fish I was served in Spain. It had the head still on, with one eyeball staring at me. I had no problem lifting the top up and eating the fish inside. The person at our right however decided that the Europeans didnt know how to dress a fish, so he tried to scale it, resulting in fish scales hitting everyone around. I was happy that I had a large cloth napkin to wipe the fish scales off. In Aruba the special of the day was fresh fish roe, which I am not fond of, but I thought I would give it another try. It had a lot of butter and garlic, lightly sauteed and served with lots of lemon wedges. The Icehouse in Shreveport, LA is a great place to visit. The fish of the day is crawfish; I found that it was the fish of the day every day. When placing an order, you get a tray piled so high, it could feed about l2 or so people. You have to shell them yourself. The natives suck the meat out, without shelling. At Pier Two in Boston, you can choose your own live lobster, and have it cooked. It can be stuffed, made into a ball with sauce for crackers, etc. I had it broiled with lots of hot melted butter. The Black Hawk in Chicago served a fantastic mouth-watering fish with a heavenly wine sauce. Fish have been caught this week in the 90 weather by those fishing at high and low tide, catching them as they surface to eat. Others made their catches fishing deep holes where the fish swam to escape the heat. Trout, sheepshead, mullet, redfish, and flounder, were catches this week. Eat your catch; keep only what you can eat; remember you need three fish meals a week. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. Auditions to be held for community theatreRiverview High School community theatre outreach is holding auditions for the upcoming musical, Urinetown, the Musical. Actors, singers, and dancers, will audition at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 21 and 22 at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview. Call backs will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Students may also audition Tuesday, at the top of call back auditions. All roles cast age appropriate. For more information call (813) 928-9614. Those with conflicts should call for an appointment. All singers should try to bring 16 bars of sheet music to sing in traditional Broadway style. 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Frank was in the ICU at South Bay Hospital for over two weeks and went home with Hospice assistance. We always hoped he’d come back to us. Other volunteers switched their schedules to cover Frank’s shift, but none of them could ever take his place. They refer to the volunteer desk as ‘Frank’s Desk.’ I’m sure they will for a long time to come. Often when someone we love passes, we say ‘we lost’ them. We didn’t lose Frank. We know right where he is now. And I have no doubt he’s enjoying his Jack Daniels and organizing a band of Ambassador Angels as we speak. Here’s to you, Frank! Pfl#\027D\\000\035 lj`e\\000jj By Dana Dittmar When I came on board here at the Chamber last fall, I “inherited” an ambassador, Frank King. He initially met me with some skepticism; after all, I was taking the place not only of the previous long-term director, Elaine Brad, but also the interim director, Vicky Brown. Frank had been volunteering at the Chamber for a number of years, and I’m not so sure he was enthusiastic about breaking in another “boss.” Actually, he had to break in two newbies, as we hired a new office manager a week later. Frank patiently showed us how to use the copy machine, where the coffee was hidden, and how to answer the phone. He was irascible, sarcastic, big-hearted, and utterly dependable to show up on time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Frank passed away last Friday, leaving a huge void not only at the Chamber, but in the community. His wife, Mary King, a longtime Realtor at Prudential with her sister, Katie Bush, has asked to have a celebration of his life here at the Chamber – the place he loved so much. We wouldn’t have it any other way. If you would like to be a part of this memorial to Frank, please come to the Chamber next Tuesday, the 23rd at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Lifepath Hospice in Frank’s name. Frank was proud of his association with the Chamber. He wore his Ambassador nametag with By: Dana Dittmar, Executive Director You, Me, and Business D/B/S/F/!Qfut!pg!uif!Xffl 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. EMILY Emily is a female of very light gray color. She is a lover from the word go. When visited by a volunteer she immediately came right over to be picked up and started purring. Although found as a stray she is adapting wonderfully and plays at top speed racing around the kitten room with her kitten buddies. She is up-to-date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. Won’t you visit C.A.R.E. and take Emily to her new forever home? DOB: May 15, 2011 HUEY Huey is a goofy Terrier/Shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter with his three siblings. The four were very lucky. If left in the poor living conditions that the puppies came from, it is very likely that they wouldn’t be with us today. With all of the TLC Huey has received since his arrival, he has turned into a handsome and healthy pup. He is the biggest of the pack and the most interested in toys. His favorite is a big stuffed lion’s head. He also loves to play in the pool. Huey appears to like most of the other shelter dogs, even the big guys. He is such a little people lover too. He really would like to finally have a place to call home so he can put his early struggles behind him. Meet Huey today! He has been neutered and microchipped. He is current on his shots. DOB: Nov. 3, 2010. PHOTOS BY MARLENE GREENBER G District extends water restrictions Residents Urged to Check Their Irrigation Systems The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted to extend Phase I water shortage restrictions for the District’s entire 16-county area through Oct. 31, 2011, because the region’s water resources have not been replenished due to a delayed start in the summer rainy season. The Phase I order is intended as an alert to prepare for worsening conditions. Under Phase I, residents are asked to check their irrigation systems to ensure they are working properly. This means testing and repairing broken pipes and leaks, and damaged or tilted sprinkler heads. Residents should also check their irrigation timer to ensure the settings are correct and the rain sensor is working properly in accordance with state law. There are no changes to watering days or times in a Phase I water shortage compared to the District’s year-round water conservation measures. 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13gested sufficient space is not available. He said this and more in a fiery speech to some 400 parents crowded into the Brandon Community Center Thursday He told them the cost-per-child in the after school programs publicly set at $135.00 each is erroneous as shown by the departments own calculations. He called attention to the departments admitted errors in calculating program fees last year which resulted in a net loss. He pointed out the department budget calls for $2 million spent at the county fair grounds for three days worth of benefit. He suggested parents vote out of office next year the commissioners elected to represent them who do not hear them and fail to work for a satisfactory resolution of the dilemma the parks department has generated. Five of the seven sitting commissioners, including two representing the South and East County, must stand for re-election in 2012. Are you listening, commissioners?, OGrady shouted to ringing applause. One of them has been tuned in. Ken Hagan, one of three at-large commissioners serving the entire county rather than a single district, told The Observer this week hes trying to pull together a plan that would keep 19 neighborhood parks functioning. That number, combined with 11 regional centers, would produce a total of 30 sites around the county where afterschool programming could be conducted. Hagans hybrid program also would involve partnership with the school district, Ys, and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Among the 19 South County park sites retained under Hagans proposal would be Bethune in Wimauma and Apollo Beach. A newer rec center at Gardenville has been slated as a regional center site. Most of us agree, Hagan noted, the current program is not sustainable in the long term On the other hand, he added, I feel the program recommended by staff and tentatively approved is woefully inadequate. The next step, he said, is adjusting the structure of fees parents pay for their childrens participation in order to encour age increased enrollment. There is a direct correlation between user fees and declining enrollments, he noted. Hagan, who is not up for reelection next year, said he plans to lay out his proposal for other commissioners during their scheduled workshop on Wednesday, August 24. No public comment is accepted during board workshops. Hagan, whose experience with the parks system spans his own youthful par ticipation plus coaching as an adult and as the parent of a young participant, said his outlook is cautiously optimistic. Fellow at-large commissioner Kevin Beckner said this week he, too, is studying the various related issues closely. Although he was one of four commissioners voting recently in support of the Thornton plan, he emphasized his objective is to ensure that every child who needs it has acceptable after-school supervision and Im still assessing it. His office, he added, is maintaining a map of the county, pinpointing locations of all after-school sites of all types. Im most concerned now about the South County, he said. Beckner also pointed out we need to do a better job with communications related to the parks issues. Suggesting that misinfor mation is clouding the matter, he said he sees a need to get factual information about all the aspects, from program locations and costs to space availability and long term savings, into the hands of Hillsbor ough County parents. The next opportunities for public comment to commissioners on parks issues will be the boards forthcoming budget public hear ing on August 31 and its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 8.South County citizens can email or telephone their representatives as follows: District 1 Commissioner Sandy Murman, 813-272-5470, Murmans@hillsboroughcounty.org District 4 Commissioner Al Higginbotham, 813-272-5740, Higginbothama@hillsboroughcounty. org At-large commissioner Kevin Beckner, 813-272-5730, Becknerk@ hillsboroughcounty.org At large Commissioner Ken Hagan, 813-272-5725, Hagank@ hillsboroughcounty.orgMurman also is scheduled to conduct a community office hours session beginning at 11 a.m., Friday (August 19) at the SouthShore Regional Library. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson No fees, no matter what ATM you use*. For county parks and programs,its not over! Continued from page 1 A young mother serving in the U.S. military, still in her fatigues, first signed the protest petition when she arrived from duty for the citizen rally. Working parents representing many stations in life will be particularly hard hit if a Hillsborough parks department proposal is carried out to restructure the countys neighborhood parks network, focusing on 11 or 12 regional recreation centers spotted around the 1,000square-mile county while leaving some community parks locked and shuttered. County officials talk about the high costs of after school programs at neighborhood parks but come up short when it comes to quantifying the purported savings.MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSVeteran county parks department staffer Lois Kessler was one of several speakers during the rally. She asserted department leaders did not consult anyone experienced with the after-school programs at the neighborhood parks levels. It was standing room only when three generations, some 400 parents, even grandparents, and their young fry came together last week for a citizens rally to save the county parks system as they have known it.


14 Cuba Today Getting in touch with my inner CubanBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSome souvenirs are guaranteed to sail through customs. Take the mastery of kissing, for example, or the art of the deal. I was lounging in what on many American university campuses would be called the Quad, relishing the University of Havanas Greek columns and Roman arches that grace the surrounding buildings, idly watching a group of students nearby. Ten to 12 of them, young men and women, sat side by side on a long, low wall, chattering like college students anywhere about what is important in their worlds, animating their rapid fire Cuban. Gradually, the group began to disband. One by one, each taking leave bent to kiss on both cheeks each of those remaining, moving along the line from end to end, receiving from those still seated the same double-cheeked kisses in return. Not like female air kissing U.S. entertainment media and comedians love to parody, this was unhurried, unself-conscious, deliberate and genuine. Later, over lunch with a new Cuban friend, I asked with Norte Americano directness Whats with all the kissing among the natives all over the place all the time? Ah, he replied, with a note of pleasure, you notice. Its our gesture of respect, of friendship. We kiss when we leave to say I will miss you and we kiss when we meet again to say Im so glad to see you. Here, I teach you.Cuba with a twistCubans, like most Caribbean islanders in my experience, are by nature a warm, friendly, hospitable people. The difference in Cuba, it seems to me, is the variance between those met on the streets and those involved most directly in the hospitality and security industries hotel staff, money changers, restaurant and night club waiters, police. Cuba, of course, is a communist police state, controlled and operated under its communist party dictates. All Cubans with whom most visitors come in contact are employees of the state. Yet, I found the natives I met on Havanas streets, talked with, ate with, visited at home with, to be more ready to smile, more helpful, more willing to listen, much easier to engage. Hotel, currency exchange and restaurant staff, on the other hand, were aloof, doing the job, unsmiling in the process. And while all of them work at the will of the state, it is those in hospitality, along with the tour guides, which also are most widely considered reporting agents of the state. Havana is for touristsRegardless of outlooks in different venues, though, Cuba generally welcomes its tourists, although Americans going to Cuba are not yet classified here that way. Tourism there has boomed since the Castro regime began opening the doors in the mid-90s. They come now in droves from Japan and Australia, from across Europe and South America, from parts of North America excluding the U.S. Tourism, all Cubans seem to recognize, is a major and necessary component of their economy. Visitors pack the broad central lobby of the beloved sevenstory Hotel Nacional de Cuba known far and wide simply as Nacional and fill the rooms of a dozen other comfortable hostelries in Havana They belly up to the conveniently located currency exchange windows, where a U.S. hundred dollar bill this spring was getting about 87.30 Cuban, then they pocket Cuban CUCs and pesos in place of the bills from their nations. They scramble aboard the thousands of cushy Havanatur and Transtur busses, supplied courtesy of Cubas communist Chinese partner, to see the city and surrounding countryside, as directed by Cuban tour guides. They also may have occasion to engage a pedicab or take a ride in a now-classic American made convertible or enjoy a leisurely jaunt in a horse-drawn carriage all of which await the spending tourist eager to see the old city or its environs close up. And, here the haggling begins at least for those who indulge. Cubans, in my experience, are as into bargaining as the savviest auctioneer; they understand the art of the deal and are quick to play. Personal transportation is prime for the haggle; the practice in the purveyors best interests. Being an inveterate haggler, I happily negotiated every purchase. But Cubans themselves instructed me; putting me into cabs for returns to Nacional at night, giving drivers directions in Cuban, telling me in English pay no more than three pesos, a tip if you like. Wandering down the avenue from Nacional toward the city, for instance, I would encounter several modes of transport at my disposal. Picking a brightly colored pedicab, a bicycle with an umbrella covered back seat, I get a price for being pedaled perhaps a dozen blocks into the old city of 10 Cuban pesos. I offer six, instead; it is accepted. Upon arrival at the destination, I give the cyclist six pesos for the trip and four for the tip. The six is the reportable charge he ostensibly was able to wrangle, the four he can claim as his own. The cost to me is no more than the original 10. In Cubas staggering, complex MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSA group of Cuba tourists listen as a native Cuban guide, employed by the state, (dark blue city pants suit, back to camera) gives them the states versions of the facts concerning the landmark they are visiting. Most tourists are shepherded by state guides as Cuba embraces the tourism that has become a key component in its economy today. Cuban civilians may have been disarmed under communism, but these rules are lost on youngsters intent on playing cops n robbers or maybe cowboys in the mountains or possibly even new revolucion. My camera caught this young girl, a toy pistol in her hand, as she played on the ground floor of one of the better build ings in Old Havana made into residential apartments. A richly adorned example of the neo-baroque architectural style, this nearly over the top solid mass of building materials is home of Havanas Gran Teatro, a Cuban cultural center famed not only for its front elevation and interior ambiance, but also for its internation ally-acclaimed artistic performances. Also known as the Galician Center, it sits majestically a stones throw from the more Federalist styled Cuban capital. Gran Teatros angel-topped towers reach skyward at all four corners. A newcomer by Havana standards, it was built in 1915 and is not yet 100 years old. Old Havana today is a heady mixture of various architectures, restorations nearing completion, elaborate scaffolding running up several stories, buildings perhaps beyond recovery as the Castro regime forges ahead with a decades-long refurbishing of a real tourist magnet, the old city. The restored, repainted, presumably rehabbed three level on the left rests across the narrow inner city street from another dwelling literally crumbling to the touch. See CUBA TODAY, page 16


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No one had taken to arms; there were no fisticuffs in yards, nor looting in streets. The heartland is a concept of almost mythical proportions in America. It is referred to in ways that suggest it is the soul of the nation. It is Main Street USA, populated by people of healthy stock who are as honest as the day is long, who work hard and are driven to succeed. It represents all that is good about this 235-yearold experiment in democracy. It represents all of us. The truth is that the heartland is slowly dying. While there are still people who move to the small towns that dot the expansive and productive plains of the Midwest, more people move out. They move in search of opportunity in the big cities: Des Moines, Omaha, Minneapolis and Chicago. In becoming city-dwellers, their migration reflects the growing awareness that the real Main Street USA in 2011 America may well be along a freeway or a suburban strip mall. It also reflects that the very concept of the heartland was, perhaps, a myth. On any given day in this town of 2,500 people, it is almost certain that someone lied, cheated, robbed; caused tears, pain and anguish; and committed other horrible deeds. Just like anywhere else in America. There are no urban evils that havent invaded the heartland, at least to some degree. But at the same time, this is a place where needs tend to be answered, at least in some form. It is a place where a 3 a.m. knock on the door would be answered and without much in the way of fear. It is a place where everyone knows everyone else, for better or for worse, and where the points of Report from the heartland: there is peaceMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSMain Street USA, along with the heartland, remain the American ideal long after rural America began dying while the big cities grew. But it isnt entirely a myth. In Clear Lake, Iowa, there is even a sign to point the way.social contact are narrowly focused on the local diner, tavern, and the park in the town square. It is a place where your word is still your bond. Next to the town runs a broad and brown river that, while appearing tranquil, holds a devastating power that threatens to rise up every few years to engulf the town and the souls within. But during the tranquil times, the word runs is perhaps a bit too strong. The river plods along, much like the cows that populate its banks. The faded remnants of the month-old celebration of Americas independence are still seen around town, a reminder that independence is still a very big event here. The convenience store advertises a litany of sins: beer, wine and cigarettes in this place far off the worlds stage people do what they feel they must to get by, much like everywhere else. It is beautiful in ways that those who just fly over it could never understand. Along with the plodding brown river are rolling hills and wildlife, including deer, coyotes and even the occasional mountain lion. The wooded hills open up to expansive plains of soybeans and corn. From the vantage point of a hill, there appears to be vast oceans of corn, acre after acre, standing taller than a man, and seemingly filling every available inch of soil. From all appearances, there will be a bountiful harvest, something that most any nation would find cause to celebrate. In America, it is merely assumed and celebrated by some on a plate-by-plate basis. Marked by seasons, time moves differently here. It is distinct, and perhaps the minute hand of some cosmic clock does move a little more slowly, a benefit for those who populate this place. In the heartland, the days in which no one complains about the weather would seem few. But on those days, those perfect days that are not too hot or too cold, the blue sky and green horizon merge with crystal clarity. On those days, everyone, regardless of age or status, knows what it means to be alive. Theyve all seen the bad side of Mother Nature, thus they relish the good. And during the bad days, it is their families, their friends, neighbors, pastors and co-workers that help carry them through. In this place, friends are held closely and family even closer. Around town, bicycles are strewn on green lawns with the carelessness of youth reveling in summer. The kids dont care about the debt ceiling. It is not their problem. Yet. This town may be dying but it isnt dead. Within it are good people, strong people, who care about their neighbors and their country. While the pundits jabber and the politicians bicker, they, like most of us, go on working, loving, laughing and crying. Most people here will complain about the weather, about the town itself but most will never leave it. Or at least they wont stray too far. Why should they? They live in the heartland, after all the soul of America. 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Bring a project and ask us questions! *Free event funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Library SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Meet at The Alley in Riverview The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Hillsborough Countys Brandon Regional Library have partnered to present critical infor mation boaters at all experience levels need to be safe on the waters of Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Hillsborough Countys Brandon Regional Library have partnered to present critical infor mation boaters at all experience levels need to be safe on the waters of Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and inland lakes. Called Keep Your Boat Afloat, the program summarizes Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety education classes offered year round at Auxiliary flotillas in Tampa, Brandon and Ruskin and recent ly-enacted laws and policies that affect all boaters using state and federal waters. The Keep Your Boat Afloat program is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon. There is no cost to attend. Full Coast Guard Auxiliary courses are offered in Hillsbor ough County in either one-day, eight-hour sessions or in 12-week, two-hour per week sessions. Both formats are designed for new boaters seeking to develop skills and for old salts wishing to hone their nautical know-how. Boaters at all levels learn how to protect themselves, their passengers and vessels, how to handle on-thewater emergencies, how human and environmental factors affect boaters and much more. Topics include: docking; heavy weather handling; man overboard retrieval. systems; chart symbology/read ing; electronic navigation. ternational rules; stand-on/give-way concepts, emergency procedures. compass/chart use; GPS technology; speed-time-distance calculations. waves, currents and other factors affecting boats; avoiding storms. safety items; BUI/substance abuse; PFDs; First Aid. Basic marlinspike skills, knot tying; types of lines. DSC technology; distress/urgency/ safety calls. Auxiliary boating education courses meet the new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regulations that now require residents born on or after January 1, 1988 and oper ating a vessel of 10 HP or more (including personal watercraft) to complete an approved boating education course. More information is available at myfwc.com. Boaters in other areas around Tampa Bay, from Spring Hill to Venice, can check on Auxiliary boating education classes near their homes by visiting: www. cgaux.org and using the flotilla finder link.The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the nations most active boating safety educator -more than 100,000 boaters participate in its programs annually. Locally, Auxiliary flotillas have trained thousands of boaters since the 1960s from locations in South Tampa, Brandon and Ruskin. Founded in 1939, the Auxiliary is the civilian, all-volunteer arm of the U.S. Coast Guard, providing boating education and Coast Guard mission support. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers free Keep Your Boat Afloat program


18 Area Places of Worship 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 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 THROUGH 12TH GRADE820 COLLEGE AVE. W. RUSKIN, FL 33570645-6439Sunday School............................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Service.............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana .............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry Rumsey www.fbcruskin.orgA Resource for Families CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 St. John the Divine Episcopal ChurchGrowing by Faith from Generation to Generation 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service and Sunday School at West Campus (S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin) 8:00 a.m. Traditional Service and 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus (1015 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center)ALL WORSHIP SERVICES WITH HOLY COMMUNION AND HEALING HOLY OIL Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) .................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................................................. 9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................ 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .......................................... 7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................ 10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. 3:15 Rev. www.Facebook.com/GetOffTheFenceMeet me in front of South Bay Church this Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. Look for this logo. www.southbay.cc A women's interdenominational Bible study is held each Monday, 9:30-11a.m. in Creason Hall, United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, 1210 W Del Webb Blvd. This is an in-depth study, music, prayer and fellowship. For more information, call 813633-9083.Womans Bible studySt. Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Ave N.E. in Ruskin will host Faith Forum programs as follows: Sunday, Aug. 21 and Sunday Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Faith Formation annex. Or visit the Parish Office Monday through Thursday. Schedule of programs: Elementary Faith Formation Sunday mornings 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Faith Formation Center and Annex; Family Mass 10 a.m. Middle School Faith Formation Sunday afternoons 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Faith Formation Center; Mass 5 p.m. High School Faith Formation, Sunday afternoons 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Faith Formation Annex; Mass 5:00 p.m. RCIA: (Adults, Teens and Children) Sunday mornings 11:05 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Faith Formation Center Classes will start Sept. 18; students must be registered to start. For more information call 813-865-8222.Faith Forum programs at St. Anne in RuskinRememberance service scheduled for 9/11Riverview First United Methodist Church will be observing a Special 9/11 Ten Year Remembrance Service Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. This service will feature local fire and rescue personnel, military personnel, law enforcement officers, and individuals whose lives were personally impacted by the tragedies of that terrible day. The service will also feature music by the choir and praise team. If you are a 9/11 survivor, or involved in some way and would like to share your story contact Rev. Merritt A. Waters, Pastor at 813-677-5995.Beth Israel Sisterhood plans eventsBeth Israel Sisterhood in Sun City Center is looking forward to their Fall and Winter season, with many wonderful programs and events on their schedule. Sisterhood has a wonderfully stocked Judaica Shop with unique and beautiful merchandise. The Temple is located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center. Call Elayne Grossman for an appointment, 634-9993. Remember, the holidays are almost here! While you are there, look at the great variety of books at the library. Whats better than a great read? Area Obituaries William J. DiRocco William J. (Bill) DiRocco, 71, formerly of Lynbrook N.Y., died in Sun City Center, Florida August 4, 2011. Bill worked for Black Bear Company, Long Island City N.Y. for 34 years before retiring to Florida in 2003. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary; his brother-in-law, Paul; and his sister-in-law, Dot. He is survived by his devoted wife, Elizabeth; son, William (Kristin); step daughter, Denise (Matt); step son, John (Heather); granddaughters, Maria and Nicky; grandson, Colin; brothers, Robert and Richard (Marie); ten nieces and nephews, thirteen great nieces and nephews and many other family friends who will miss him greatly. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to C.A.R.E. of Ruskin, Florida, a no-kill Animal Shelter. A memorial service will be held at the DiRocco home on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 4 p.m. Friends welcome. Zelda Harrison HillZelda Harrison Hill, a former resident of Sun City, departed her earthly life on Thursday, August 11, at the home of her daughter in Douglasville, Georgia. Zelda was born in Arcadia, Florida, in 1924 and valued her status as a second generation native Floridian. She dearly loved Florida and only departed it in October, 2007, when she left to live with her daughter, Carolyn. Zelda graduated from Pahokee High School in 1941. She then attended Tampa University and earned a degree in bookkeeping. From there she went to Miami where she spent WWII working as a Rosie the Riveter for Volpe Aircraft and met her future husband, Jimmy Hill. Jimmy and Zelda were married in 1944 and continued to live in Miami until 1993, when they moved to Sun City Center. The Miami years were filled with raising a family, pursuing business interests and developing life-long friendships. Over the years, Zelda and Jimmy were active members of Miami Shores Baptist Church. Zelda was a lifelong Christian who has now been reunited with her husband of 54 years, James Charles Hill, who pre-deceased her in 1999. She is survived by her loving family of two daughters, two sons-in-law, four grandchildren, three grandsons-in-law and four great grandchildren. They are: Janice and Frank Garcia; Carolyn and Larry Estepa; Kristina Garcia Szurkus and her husband Dennis and their son Alex; Kathryn Garcia Drury and her husband Dan and their daughters, Sarah and Amanda; Brent Estepa; and Hilary Estepa Trottier and her husband Kyle and son Timothy. Other very special people in Zeldas life included her daughter Andrea Blount and her husband Rob. Memorial Services will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, Sun City Center, FL, on Friday, August 19 at 3 p.m. Friends and family are invited to share a time of fellowship and remembrance immediately following the service in the churchs Fellowship Hall. We know she will continue to live in the memories of her many friends and extensive family.Mary H. ChristensenMary H. Christensen, a resident of Palm Gardens, Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis E Christensen. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be buried in their home state of Michigan at a later date. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fl 33573. BIBLE TEACHER ANYWHERE(Even private homes) for love offeringTHE DOSSIER: Jack Spencer Ace Doc Harrison (813) 642-01891504 Desert Hills Dr. SCC, FL 33573 The Christ Clarion Revival set for Simmons Loop BaptistSimmons Loop Baptist Church located at 6610 Simmons Loop, Riverview, will be having a revival Sept. 18-21. Services begin at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 18. Then on Monday through Wednesday dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with revival services to follow at 7 p.m.Revival speaker will be Bill Coffman. Bill and Ann Coffman served Southern Baptists faithfully for over forty years. He graduated from Howard Payne and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Coffmans served as missionaries to Puerto Rico. In 1990 Coffman became the director of the Florida Baptist Conventions Language Mission Department, and retired in 2002. He then served as pastor of Westview Baptist Church in Sanford. For more information call the church office at 677-9310.Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in Gods sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4


19 THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 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 First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ............................................. 5:00 p.m. Reading Room ................ All Are Welcome Area Places of Worship 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. SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton MASSES Vigil Mass ..................................................................... Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........ 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Daily ......................................................... Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ...................................... Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:30 p.m. Confession ...................... Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. PastorSaint Anne Catholic Church 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 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church Area Obituaries But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. Matthew 9:13Betty S. JohnsonBetty S. Johnson, of Sun City Center, FL, died at the Plaza West Nursing Home Monday, August 8, after a long illness. She was 87. She was born in Flint, MI, on October 1, 1923, the fourth child of John and Catherine Shayman. She attended Flint Central High School in Flint, MI where she impressed members of the teaching staff who enabled her to win a scholarship to Flint Junior College. One year later, she was awarded a second scholarship to attend Kalamazoo College. Her fellow classmates elected her May Queen during her senior year. She graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1945. During her sophomore year she met her husband, Robert A. Johnson, at Kalamazoo College. After the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy, and they became engaged. They were married on December 29, 1945. From 1945 until 1960, she and her husband lived in Kalamazoo, where her daughters Melissa and Elaine were born. From 1957 to 1958 she was president of the Kalamazoo chapter of the American Association of University Women. In 1960 she moved with her family to Westchester County, NY, where she gave birth to her son, Douglas, in Tarrytown. In 1961, the family moved to Pleasantville, NY. She was active with her husband in the Presbyterian Church of Pleasantville, NY, where she sang in the choir. She was a stringer for the Patent Trader, of Mount Kisco, and wrote the Thornwood Notes. From 1978 to 1979 she was president of the Westlake High School American Field Service Committee. She and her husband moved to Sun City Center in 1986. Following her husbands death in 1998, she married Armand B. Geyer, also of Sun City on September 3, 2000. After he died in 2006, she moved to Freedom Plaza in Sun City. She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Gallant, three children, Melissa Hancock, Elaine Ayres (Kenneth), and Douglas Johnson (Risa), four grandchildren, Kenneth Ayres, Jr, Bradley Ayres, Jasper Johnson and Jade Johnson, and one great-grandchild, Kyle Ayres. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2 PM at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hopsice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL, 33573. Terry Lee HinelyTerry Lee Hinely, 62, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in St. Petersburg. Over the past 45 years Terry was an ardent supporter of Marians Subs and a resident of St. Pete, Ruskin and Apollo Beach. He spent much time in and around Camp Bayou in the 1970s where his daughter, Sage, was born in 1974. More recently he shared a home with Sage in Apollo Beach as he worked as a security guard at South Bay Hospital and Mira Bay. Terry is survived by his daughter, Sage Nettlow, of Houston, Texas, and his extended family. Doni and Craig Doty of Apollo Beach; and Dani Sue and Bonnie Nettlow of Ruskin. A celebration of Terrys life will be held in Apollo Beach on Saturday afternoon.Ronald Lee WissingRonald Lee Wissing passed from this life on Sunday, August 7, 2011. He is the son of the late Norman Wissing and is survived by his mother, Marilyn Wissing; his brother, Todd Wissing; his sister-in-law, Jill; his sister, Julia Wissing; his niece, Jennifer Wissing; and nephew, Kyle Wissing; and friends around the world. Ron was born in Tampa but travelled the world, working and playing in many countries, winding up in Sun City Center, Florida. His passions were creative art, his loving and treasured friendships and his family; his mother was his best friend. In his youth, Ron was a daredevil, always trying a new and dangerous sport: he rode the unicycle, was the handstand champ of his elementary school, a pioneer in riding skateboards in pools; he surfed, windsurfed and even used a sail parachute to surf. In the second year that his high school fielded a soccer team, Ron led them to the State Championship and garnered the MVP trophy. Once in college, he discovered his great talent and innovative spirit and went to the Ringling School of Art, where he pioneered the emerging field of computer graphics and was honored with the Presidents Award. In his career, as an employee, freelancer and business owner, he worked on hundreds of important and internationally-known media projects, winning awardseven an Emmy nomination. Some of his proudest work, however, was art he created just for himself and his friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rons honor to Operation Healthy Reunions, website http://www.nmha.org/ reunions/help.cfm or call 800-969-6642, option 3. To view Rons Memorial blog and share in the online celebration of Rons life, please visit http://ronwissing. blogspot.com.Franklin P. KingFrank King, 83, of Sun City Center formerly of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at Lifepath Hospice House on Friday August 12, 2011. He was born in Galien, Ohio and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as a broker/owner of Realty World King Assoc. and moved to Sun City Center full time in 2004. Frank volunteered at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce for many years where he loved to meet and greet visitors and residents alike. Frank is survived by his loving wife Mary, their children Charles King (Janna), Michael King (Kathy), John Burge (Kathy), Tracy Burge, Lori Wade, Sandee Griffith, Kelly Janus (Glen) and Kara Smith (Winton), also by his sister Jan Shuck. He also leaves behind 21 grandchildren and two great-children. There will be a celebration of Franks wonderful life at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 4 to 6 p.m. Special thanks go to Marys sister Katie Bush, Hospice Green Team, Dr. Hafeez and Dr. Chokshi. Gary LathropGary Lathrop, 55, formerly of Ruskin, passed away on August 11, 2011. He is survived by his son, Patrick; daughterin-law, Rachel; two grandchildren, Henry and Daisy; and three siblings, Ed, Sandy and Patty. No services are being scheduled at this time. Helen Elizabeth PriceMay 26, 1923 Aug. 8, 2011 Helen Elizabeth Price, 88, of Sun City Center, passed away on Aug. 8, 2011. Helen was born on May 26, 1923 in Pataskala, OH. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in Dietetics in 1944. She went on to receive her Masters in Home Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. She was a manager for the Residence Halls Food Services at the University of Arkansas in 1953. Helen was a retired LTC in the U.S. Army, serving from 1953 1973. During her years in the U.S. Army, she served in the capacity as a Dietitian at several locations including, Irwin Army Hospital in Ft. Riley, KS, Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, DC, and Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, PA, just to name a few. Helen developed and drafted guidelines for the Department of Defense Civilian Personnel office, for all Services, for Hospital Food Service Dietary Assistants in the GS Career Field. She received the Army Commendation Medal in 1963, as well as the Legion of Merit in 1973. Helen was a part of several professional affiliations of which she was extremely proud. She was a 50 year member of the American Dietetics Association. She was a life member of the Military Order of the World Wars Chapter 226, The Retired Officers Association Chapter 400 in which she served as Director, as well as the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 23. She was also a charter member of the Pensacola Rose Society and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation. Helens other achievements include serving as Membership Committee Chairperson for The Florida Life Care Residents Association Chapter 163, as well as Trustee of The Military Officers Benevolent Corporation. Helen is survived by her life partner, Barbara Gray; sisters, Mrs. M.F. Mitchell of St. Louis, MO and Mrs. H. Skinner of Australia. She is predeceased by her brother, Dr. E.N. Price of LaJolla, CA and sister, Mrs. A.N. Reed of St. Paul, IN. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Seeds from the SowerBy Michael A. Guid, D.D., Metter, Georgia Typhoons are a terror to pilots. A veteran pilot was asked, Whats the secret of flying in them? Turning the typhoon into a tailwind, he answered. Violent storms come into all our lives. They can blow us from the Lord or to Him. They can trip us or speed us on our way. St. Paul experienced one. He was arrested, beaten and jailed. But he sang, he didnt sigh. He witnessed, he didnt whine. The Philippian jailer and his household got converted. Soon Paul established the first church in Europe. Why dont you turn your typhoon into a tailwind and speed the gospel on its way! Visit us at: www.TheSower.com


X SCC OBSERVER DATE, 2009 20 As recreational boaters prepare to head to Floridas waterways for the last holiday weekend blast of the summer, Save the Manatee Club sends out a reminder to exercise safe boating practices and to remain watchful for endangered manatees and other wildlife. Manatees are slow-moving, and because they are mammals, they need to surface to breathe air. They also prefer shallow waters where they feed on submerged seagrasses. These factors combine to make manatees vulnerable to boat hits, and many are injured or killed by the crushing impact of the hull and slashing blades of the propellers. Boaters can be active participants in manatee protection by holding aloft Save the Manatee Clubs public awareness banner whenever a manatee is sighted in areas where boats are motoring close by. The bright yellow, 1 by 2 foot, waterproof banner states, Please Slow: Manatees Below. They are provided free to the boating public in Florida from the Club. Barbara Birdsey of the Pegasus Foundation came up with the banner idea years ago while boating in the Jupiter Inlet/Hobe Sound area and waving a homemade cardboard sign to slow down boaters traveling close to manatees she had spotted in the area. As a result, the more effective, attention-getting yellow banners were produced. The banners continue to be distributed across the state, thanks to the generosity of the Pegasus Foundation, and to the continued support of Mrs. Birdsey, said Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. As more and more boaters use the banners to communicate with each other on the waterways when manatees are sighted, I believe we PHOTO BY STEVE SAPIENZATracy Colson waves the Clubs Please Slow: Manatees Below waterproof banner as a manatee surfaces near her kayak on Kings Bay in Crystal River. Free boating banners help with manatee safetycan better work together to help prevent manatee injuries, suffer ing, and death, said Birdsey. Even under the best conditions, manatees are often difficult to spot in the water. The Club suggests wearing polarized sunglasses to eliminate the glare of the sun and help boaters to see below the waters surface. Learn to recognize a manatees presence. Look for a swirl on the waters surface and a manatees tail or nose. Shoreline property signs and matching boat decals are also avail able from Save the Manatee Club. They encourage boaters to slow down and feature the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) hotline number (1-888-404-3922) for reporting injured manatees. Requests for the free banners, signs, and decals can be sent via e-mail to education@savethema natee.org or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Boaters are asked to observe all manatee speed zones and caution areas this Labor Day holiday weekend, and every day. Dr. Katie Tripp, the Clubs Director of Science and Conservation, urges the public to report manatee zone violations to the FWC by calling their hotline number. Calling in each and every violation that is observed is critical, explained Tripp. We cant assume that our neighbor will make the call or that a law enforcement officer will see this violation. Even if its not possible to make out the boats registration number, a description of the vessel, the locality where it was observed, the approximate time it was observed, and the direction in which it was traveling, can be useful informa tion. There may not be an officer on the water to stop that vessel on that day, but officers do make note of violations that are reported and consider these when deciding where to patrol. Reporting these violations is an important way that the public can protect manatees from debilitating or fatal collisions with watercraft. Those who see an injured, dead, tagged or orphaned manatee, or a manatee who is being harassed, are asked to call the FWC hotline number at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on cel lular phones, or use VHF Channel 16 on marine radios. For more information on endangered manatees, the Adopt-AManatee program, or to sign up for the Clubs free e-newsletter, visit the Clubs website at www. savethemanatee.org. Look for Manatee Protection Tips for Boaters on the Clubs website at http://www.savethemanatee.org/ boatertips.htm. Young South Shore area professionals to meetCasual Networking with likeminded young professionals can be found at the after hours meeting of the South Shore Young Professional Association from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Joia Fabulous Pizza and Martini Bar, 10475 Gibsonton Dr., River view. The event is free for mem bers and $5 for guests. Other planned events are: SSYPA Coffee Talk, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Apollos Bistro, 6520 Richies Way, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. This is a free event for members, and $5 for guests. The speaker will be Christian Beiter, CFP. He will present The Importance of Effective Communication Skills for Business Owners. Beiter is a financial advisor, is president of the South Shore Toastmasters, very active in the community, and has given over 100 presentations on finances and insurance since 2003. SSYPA is affiliated with the South Shore area chambers of commerce and offers two events each month: an after-hours event on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a local hot spot as well as Coffee Talk professional development breakfasts on the third Wednesday of each month at Apollos Bistro. For more information, visit www.ssypa.com.


6 Upgrade Your Cabinets with Glide-Outs! & Get Free Installation!* Hurry! This Special Oer Expires August 31, 2011! Custom Glide-Out storage solutions designed, built and installed in your existing cabinets Hold 100 pounds fully extended, putting everything within reach An easy home upgrade without the cost of a renovation The military-to-civilian recruit ing firm RecruitMilitary will present a free employment, businessopportunity, and education event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, September 1. This event, the RecruitMilitary Veteran Oppor tunity Expo, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The event will be open to veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other mili tary family members. A large array of veteran-friendly organizations will conduct oneon-one interviews with the job seekers organizations that will include corporate employers, lawenforcement agencies and other government employers, franchi sors, and educational institutions. Already in the line-up are Argosy University, Chancellor University, Concrete Technologies Inc., DeVry University, FastTrain, First Command Financial Planning, Georgia School of Construction, Grand Canyon University, ICDC College, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Lockheed Martin Corporation, Military Sealift Command, Nalco Energy Services Downstream, the National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Northrop Grumman, Plastipak Packaging Inc., Prudential Insurance Company, Quest Diagnostics, Raytheon Company, Snap-On Tools, Strayer Univer sity, T. Rowe Price, The Art Institutes, The Home Depot, the Transportation Security Administration One-on-one foreclosure prevention workshopThe world of real estate is evolving and changing daily. The offices of Thomas J. Sherwood are gener ously donating their time to work one on one with individuals with questions about their options regarding their mortgages. People behind on their mortgage or upside down on their mortgage may be wondering what their options are and what government programs may help them. Here is a chance to have your personal situation reviewed and have your questions answered about your specific situation. You can find out the answer to questions like: Can I do a strategic foreclosure? Does it make sense to do a loan modification? What happens after foreclosure? Can I own a house again? If I do a short sale will it cost me anything out of pocket? What happens to my credit? Thomas J. Sherwood has been a licensed attorney since 1976, and his office special izes in all aspects of mortgage foreclosure including defense of mortgage foreclosure lawsuits. They can assist in loan modifica tions and the short sale process as well. Current information on the many government programs can also be provided. The foreclosure workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Hillsbor ough Title Office, 833 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin, FL 33573. For more information or to RSVP, email myforeclosurepre vention@gmail.com or call (813) 562-8500 or (813) 421-2015.Tampa companies to hire veterans RecruitMilitary Schedules Free Veteran Opportunity Expo for Tampa on September 1(TSA), Troy University, USAA, and the United States Secret Service. RecruitMilitary (www.recruit military.com) will produce the Expo in cooperation with The American Legion, an association of veterans who served during times of war. The Legion has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts throughout the world. Congress chartered and incorporated the association in 1919. RecruitMilitary has scheduled 20 additional Expos for 2011. Those events will take place in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chica go, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Tacoma.About RecruitMilitary: This Cincinnati-based company connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with job seekers who have military backgrounds. All of the companys owners, officers, senior account executives, and recruiters are either veterans or former reservists. The founder and president of Recruit Military is Drew Myers, formerly a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Myers founded the company in 1998. RecruitMilitary has produced Opportunity Expos since 2006. The company also offers subscriptions to its database of more than 410,000 registered candidates who have military backgrounds at http://www.recruit military.com, retained hiring services, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 36,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ, a bimonthly print magazine, to over 220 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and job seekers who attend RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos.Hillsborough County Board meetings are scheduledHealth Care AdvisoryThe Hillsborough County Health Care Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, located at 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa. For more information, call Wanda West at (813) 301-7344.Environmental Protection CommissionHillsborough Countys Environmental Protection Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 in the 2nd Floor Boardroom of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. For more information, contact the Environmental Protection Commission at 627-2600 or visit the EPC Website at www. epchc.org.Code EnforcementThe Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 in the 2nd Floor Boardroom of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. The Board is authorized to hear violations concerning all codes and ordinances of Hillsborough County in order to maintain health and safety standards. Any person who decides to appeal the decision of the Code Enforcement Board with respects to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. An appeal must be filed within thirty (30) days after the execution of the Code Enforcement Boards Order. For more information, call Karen Matches, Citizen Boards Support Manager at (813) 272-7181.MBE Goal Setting CommitteeThe Minority Business Enterprise Goal Setting Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 in the medium conference room on the 22nd floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. For more infor mation, call Sheila Hudson, Contracts Manager, Economic Development Department at 276-2745.Public Safety Coordinating Council (Executive Council)The Public Safety Coordinating Council (Executive Council) will hold its regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 on the 18th Floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. This council serves as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners for matters relating to criminal justice. It evaluates public and private criminal justice systems and programs, and recommends changes to their funding. For more information, contact Tanya Preza, Public Safety Coordinating Council, at 247-8303.


19 19 22 Start your back to school shopping with a game planIt may be still summer, but the back-to-school season has arrived. In August, parents and students begin to prepare for the new school year as cash-strapped school districts place more of the school supply burden onto students families who are facing their own economic challenges. Before You Go: likely to get upset if you cant afford to buy them something they really want. if you dont. Follow these Better Business Bureau (BBB) tips to help make you a savvy back-to-school shopper: but their policy should be clearly stated. make sure they are reputable. personal information. seen elsewhere the lowest price is not always the best deal and may indicate a scam. Hillsborough Commissioner Sandra Murman hosts community office hours August 19 hosting office hours in the community to hear from residents without residents and to discuss their thoughts and concerns on various projects murman.cfm.Free detox workshop ference room. ity; basics on how bodies become to live healthier lives, among other related topics. along with the program. will know how many to plan for. Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Alpha Idol 2011 So, you think you can sing? BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $23................before noon$20...................after noon$18....................after 2 pm $1000 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 9/30/11Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, Ruskin LEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today Casual Waterfront Dining Steaks, Seafood, Burgers and Other Delicious Fare FULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Thursday and Saturday OPEN TO THE PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm Sunday 11-3 pmwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com FOURSOME SPECIAL $504 Golfers Exp. 9/1/11 Tampa art show set for SeptemberNew works by the artists of the North Tampa Arts League will be on exhibit from Sept. 2 through 28 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, (813) 269-1310. The League will kick off its 2011-2012 season with a spectacular showing of what each artist does best at the annual membership show entitled, Debut. Many different media will be represented by NTALs 70-plus members, both 2-D and 3-D. Prizes will be awarded at an open reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Meet the artists and enjoy an evening of fun and refreshment. For questions or more information, call Arlene Wells at (813) 482-1058. Medard Park closed for renovation projectrenovation project. About the Edward Medard Park water control structure and reservoir offer flood protection along site as one of its largest and most popular regional parks. Investment Advisory Committee meets SCREEN ROOMS Check the... Quality Difference PriceKen Knox, Contractor Lic. #RX0057641Each and every crew at Knox Aluminum has a minimum of 15 years experience building jobs in the South County area. 813-645-3529 OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE Specialof RuskinFax: 813-645-7353


FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES AUGUST 18, 2011 312 ESTATE SALES MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 105 PERSONALPrayer to S t. Jude. May the S acred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved & preserved throughout the world, now & forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St Jude helper of the hope less, pray for us. S ay this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. VS We are wo r th the driv e from any where! We re -c over or mak e new cushions Deliv er y Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-F ri. 10-6 Closed on W eek ends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. T ampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HA VE SOMETHING F OR EVER Y ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 260 FRUITS/VEG.Read the entire newspaper online to Observernews.net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana S t., G ibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Multi family garage sale. Baby clothes, toys, etc. Saturday, August 20, 7:30amnoon. 122 Laurel Tree Way, Brandon. Moving, estate sale. F ishing, tools, lawn mowers & equipment, jewelry, records, cookie jars, bicycles, antiques, guitar. L ots of stuff!. 521 F lametree A pollo Beach. Saturday /Sunday, 8:30am-? Multi family garage sale. L ots of clothes, household items, etc. S aturday, A ug. 20. 7am-1pm. 11818 Lark Song Loop, Moving Sale 406 Stoneham Dr., SCC. Aug. 18 & 19, 8am-1pm. Broyhill sofa, plus chair & 1/2 with ottoman, full size sleeper sofa, nearly new La-Z-Boy leather sofa, maple drop leaf table, patio set, dining chairs, misc. items. All in excel lent condition. Friday only. Aug. 19th 8am-1pm. 1817 & ends.Above The Rest Upscale resale shop. Furniture, lamps, glassware, home decor, jewelry, handbags, many items on sale. 139 South Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. 813633-5013 905 8th Ave., SW, Ruskin. Saturday & Sunday Aug. 20 & 21, 8am-4pm. Furniture & household items.312 ESTATE SALESDont Miss This One Upscale Estate Sale Dining room, living room, bedroom, furniture, chairs, glass top tables, marble top chest, bar stools, artwork, dishes, decorative items. A must see 302 Noble Faire, SCC. Thursday & Friday, 8am-2pm. 312 ESTATE SALES 314 ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLE1921 A ntique S inger treadle sewing machine, model 127. Egyptian Sphinx decal. Serial #G9062418. In fair condi tion, would be great for decorative piece in a home or shop. Can email photos, .chere1212@mac.com330 FURNITURE Free: Dark blue sofa & love seat. Also sofa & stuffed chair, F lorida colors, good condition. 813-843-4309. (2) complete king & queen bedroom suits. Living room & dining room includ ing china closet. Kings Point. Appoint ment required. 813-642-8926 Kenmore washer & dryer, heavy duty, extra large capacity $65 each. Hotpoint dishwasher $50. Hoses included for all, great condition. 813-938-3176 Like new, living room set (celery) $350. R attan round glass top table & chairs $325. (2) R attan barrel chairs $150. 813-634-7498 390 MISC. FOR SALEHillsborough Memorial G ardens Brandon. One lot on Sermon On The Mount. $3,000 will negotiate. 813-777-4920 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special izing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay Storage.com 458 PARTS AND SERVICE DENNE YS ESTAT E SALESThe Pric e is Right! (813) 477-1793www .denneysestatesales.com ESTATE SALEFri. & Sat., Aug.19-20 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1215 Caloosa Creek Ct. Sun City Center(E. Del W ebb to Emerald Lake Dr to Caloosa Creek Ct.)Furniture, Household Items Ever ything must go! (813) 927-0282 Y ou can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. 25%-30% less than Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News


AUGUST 18, 2011 24 TTHE SSHOPPER M.H. HOUSUSINGG550 RENTATALSS600 511 hoHOUSeES ForOR SAleLE REAAL ESTATSTATE500 PROFF SSERVICESS650 SSERVICESS700 465 RV LoOT RenENTAlLRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 510 WATerERFronRONT ForFOR SSAleLERead the entire newspaper on line 570 M.H. onON Acre ACREAGeERead the entire newspaper online 511 hoHOUSeES ForOR SAleLE 610 WATerERFronRONT RenENTAlLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Way, Apollo Beach, efficiency apartments on water. Boat docking / fishing. Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123611 HoOUSeES ForOR renRENTRuskin, quaint 3/2 home with front covered porch. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent is $925.00 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security Deposit and references required. Please call 813-649-1599 Summerfield. 2br/2ba, lanai, fenced, pet ok. No deposit for electric & water. $850 monthly First & last move in Sept. 813-240-1582SS & R Properties 3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin, Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813310-1888 or 813-849-1469 House for rent. Ruskin 2br/1ba fenced yard. $700 monthly. Close to Manatee River & boat ramp. Available now. 813610-3485 or 813-641-7791612 Ap APTS. ForOR RenENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, wash er /dryer hookup. $695 monthly plus deposit, water & lawn service included, 813-244-1676 Riverview 2br/1ba, CHA, water, garbage & maintenance included. $600 monthly $600 deposit. 813-239-4293 or 813645-2193613 ConONDoOS ForOR RenENTKings Point 1br/1.5ba. furnished nicely, covered parking, all amenities $650 monthly or for sale. $25,000, owner Spacious, furnished, 1br/1.5ba, gated, 55+, Kings Point, SCC. Includes all utilities, except electric, all activities, transportation. $600 monthly, annual lease. 813-944-2884 620 RoomOOMS ForOR RenENTLarge furnished, master bedroom & private bath with entrance. House privileges, washer /dryer, cable, internet. No pets, no drugs. Couples welcome extra fee, on the water in AB. $150 weekly. $200 deposit. Call Bob anytime. 813645-4117 Wimauma, furnished room, country setting. Water, electric, cable & TV included. $110 weekly. No drugs or alcohol. Background check. Must see to appreciate. 813-503-4592630 M.H. RenENTAlLSOne bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 Private, comfortable, 3br.2ba, DWMH. Big porch, acre lot, CHA.813-645-4708 or 813-892-5802 Move in special (2 week free). Newly renovated MHP. Several homes ready. $155 weekly. L&N MHP, Gibsonton. 813-684-9708 or 813-245-7425 FFor Rent: Clean Mobile homes & RV lots for rent. Mobile homes for sale. E-Z terms. Eastwood Estates Mobile Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather 813-677-5726 646 WArehoREHOUSeE SpSP AceCEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooOOKKeepinEEPINGQuickBooks Next training class Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com676 CArpeRPET AnND TileTILELanior Carpet Cleaning $7.95/room, up to 100 sf. Steam clean, min. $30. Tile & grout, furniture. Insured. Free estimates ha Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE Quality Home Health CareHope Romero(813) 468-3983HopeRomero65@gmail.comOver 20 years experience We provide personal care for your loved one in a health care facility or in your home#C15 680 A Helping Hand from a woman who cares: errands, light cleaning/ cooking, companionship, appointments. Call SCC resident. Katarine, retired minister. 813-9383414 Quality care for your loved one. References upon request. Please call 813-641-9012 Elderly caregiver or housekeeper, excel lent driving record. Any hour, Monday thru Friday. Years of experience w/ references. 813-645-2456 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. Schools open Tuesday, Aug. 23 Please drive carefully. CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 NEW LISTING: Nice residential lot a block from Little Manatee River, in peaceful area right in town, close to everything. $20,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SUN CITY CENTER ELEGANTLY FURNISHED HOUSE: 2BR/2BA 2-car garage, enclosed Fla-Room/den, large utility-room. Split BR plan, tiled BA, large kitchen and breakfast nook, formal living and dining-room, make this home very attractive and comfortable. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 WATERFRONT RENTAL, RUSKIN: 2BR/1.5BA remodeled home, Key West style, fabulous large new kitchen, wood floors in living areas, huge Fla-Rm overlooking canal, dock and boatlift. One small pet allowed. $1,400/mo + deposit. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 COMMERCIAL RENTAL, RUSKIN: Large warehouse with loading dock & high roll-up doors, 3 air-conditioned offices, lots of open & covered parking space, 1.61 acres lot, on busy road with quick access to main Hwys. $1,800/mo + tax & deposit. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 REEL IN THIS PRIZE CATCH. And then fish out your back door or from the boat included in sale. 3BR/2BA on Little Manatee River features outstanding modernized kitchen, open flowing floor plan with many waterfront views. Tropical landscaping. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 CUTE AND COZY 3BR/2BA home on three glorious acres for wandering kids and animals alike. Dad will love the oversized 2-car detached garage/workshop, mom will love the two screened porches and the whole family will love the deck around above ground pool. Quiet country area but not far from civilization. Acreage is fenced and cross-fenced and theres a pole barn and some animal cages. Call today! Only $129,900. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY -SUN CITY CENTER. 2BR/2BA 2-car garage home built in 1994 has been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007 and much, much more. Call today to see this beautiful property which is priced to sell at $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW QUARTERS on over acre lot. 3,040 sq ft 2BR/3.5BA, plus a den that could easily convert to third bedroom. Built in 2007 and is in excellent condition. Special features include: vaulted ceilings, crown molding, tray ceilings, gorgeous kitchen with center-island and a sink, custom cabinets, master bath with garden tub & separate shower & a nice size sitting room & much more! This is a short sale but worth the wait. $225,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEWLY REMODELED BATHROOMS IN THIS GREAT STARTER HOME with a great location. This 3BR/2BA on a gorgeous corner lot with mature landscaping. Adjoining lot (82x135) with separate folio included. Special features include: nice open floor plan, plenty of cabinets and center island in kitchen, nice deck off living area overlooking a huge yard, double walk-in closets in master, freshly painted interior and much more! $94,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT LOCATION WITH 2 HOMES on 1.39 acres on the Little Manatee River and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA home (2380 sq.ft) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq.ft. and a boathouse. $299,900,CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 705 CleLEAninNINGR 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. FFlat rate $75, full clean710 LAwn WN CAreREM & C Mower Repair. Parts & service. Authorized warranty center. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226. Pickup & delivery L Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840FFloraSScapes Professional maintenance company serving all your landscaping needs. Residential & commercial. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, SCC, Riverview. Licensed /insured. 813-333-3688 L. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www.henryslawnmaintenance.com Veterans Affordable lawn, landscaping, tree trimming/ hauling. Residential /commercial. Mow, edge, trim /weed. Odd jobs. Free estimate. Honest /dependable. 813-641-7554714 TreeTREE RemovEMOV AlLProfessional TTree & Landscaping. Sales: trimming, removals, popcorn curbing, stump grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for items of value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813634-6041 or 813-751-9691DaT Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. TT topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 716 ConcreONCRETeEConcrete FFinishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim735 TrTRAnNSporPORTATionIONL The only licensed & insured transportation company in SCC. To any airport. Professional & dependable. Resident & veteran owned. 813-634-1357


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28 Cramer at a monthly meeting of the Sun Towers pulmonary rehabilitation group. Also pictured are his therapist, Ivory Jones-Jennings and program director Lorrie Quistad.Last Wednesday morning, with the participants of the pulmonary rehabilitation group gathered around a table in the Sun Towers dining room, each of the therapists stood nearby, often placing their hands on the shoulders of their patients. After entering the program five months ago in a wheelchair, unable to walk even from his bed to the door, Cramer has made remarkable progress. Recently, he climbed each flight of stairs in the seven-story tower and walked from exit to exit on each floor. He is a man remade. Im really thankful to them. They keep you going. Its almost like a miracleƒ they are the miracle workers,Ž he said as he pointed to his therapist, Ivory Jones-Jennings. Cramer was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lymphoma cancer. COPD is a treatable disease that makes it difficult to empty air out of the lungs, thus causing shortness of breath and a feeling of being tired, a result of working so hard to simply breathe. Six years ago, Cramer began using an oxygen tank and a nebulizer, a machine that administers medication through mist that is inhaled into the lungs. On August 10, he walked into the Sun Towers dining room wearing tennis shoes, shorts, a polo shirt and no oxygen tank. On that day, Cramer, along with two others, were the first graduates from the facilitys pulmonary rehabilitation program, under the supervision of Lorrie Quistad, Sun Towers Pulmonary Rehabilitation Director. The program focuses on how to live better with the disability, rather than on worrying about why things have happened. Quistad and the therapists in her program are dedicated to the former. Their hands-on and compassionate approach and the direct result of their work is to make lives better. As if to prove that point, on each Wednesday at 10 a.m., the dining room opens up for tai chi classes for any resident of Sun City Center, not just those living at Sun Towers. It is an effort to improve both the mental and physical health for those who need it „ regardless of where they live. Weve got some good things going on,Ž Quistad said. Were very proud of it.Ž Quistad spent an hour answering questions from the people gathered around the table, all suffering from respiratory afflictions. Then the cake came out, celebrating Dick Artz, Peggy Nolan and Richard Cramer, the programs first graduates. The pulmonary rehabilitation program typically runs six to eight weeks, with one-hour sessions two or three times per week. Each participant has a personalized treatment plan. In the United States, 12 to 15 million people suffer from chronic lung diseases. Millions more suffer in silence, not knowing the cause of breathing difficulties and thus not taking steps to correct or improve their lives. While there are many causes of COPD, including occupational hazards, cigarette smoking remains one of the leading causes. Among the first class at Sun Towers, however, not all of the graduates were smokers. The next breath you take is easy to take for granted. But that is not the case for many people, people for whom breathing is not only difficult, but also causes them to limit their activities and their very lives. A year ago, Richard Cramer felt his life slipping away. Today, he is walking tall, a young and athletic-looking man of 77 years. As if climbing the stairs in a seven-story tower wasnt enough, Cramer was recently selected for an upcoming senior bachelor calendar in the community „ the walking miracle will soon become a calendar model. For information about the Sun Towers rehabilitation programs, call 813-634-3347 ext. 146.The walking miracleContinued from page 1 MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSA year ago, Robert Cramer, second from left, was ready to die. Today he is full of life, something for which he credits a pulmonary rehabilitation program at Sun Towers. On August 10, he graduated from the program. He is pictured along with program director Lorrie Quistad and fellow graduates Peggy Nolan and Dick Artz.

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