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First nursing students at HCC’s Ruskin Campus share common dedication

 By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN — The competition was stiff because so many wanted to get into the first nursing class at Hillsborough Community College’s Ruskin campus but the class…

Obituaries March 18, 2010

WOOD, Ray Allen, Jr. Ray Allen Wood, Jr., 83,  of Ruskin died February 28, 2010. He was predeceased by his son, Robert. He is survived by his wife of 58…

County taps every channel for citizen budget input

  By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net If you’re a South County citizen who’s ever said of a Hillsborough government action “that’s such a waste of money,” listen up. If you’re one…

Local Library of Congress video project proves larger than expected

  By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER — It all started when Dr. Kenneth Barringer talked about wanting to record his World War II experiences at a meeting of…

Agriculture students mix credits with community service

Students who helped out kid around and relax once their work was finished. By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net RUSKIN — Nine years ago when Erin Elsberry decided to teach agriculture at Freedom…

SCC Community Association board member resigns

By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net Sun City Center – Concluding that his “goals are not attainable” and that his efforts were “making no difference,” John “Woody” Nelson resigned last week as…

Gibsonton Trailer park owner seeks additional commercial zoning

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net Gibsonton – Trailing a long list of residential code violations, a lot rental trailer park here currently is under consideration for added commercial activity. Desmond Surujbali, owner…

Obituaries March 4, 2010

SIKES, Rose Rose Irma Bicknell was born January 17, 1918 on a farm in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, to Lester and Nellie Bicknell.  On February 15, 2010, she entered into rest…

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