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Obituaries January 23, 2014

Wayne Alderfer Wayne Alderfer, age 88, passed away at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. on January 6, 2014. He was born in South Bend, Ind. on…

FDOT says county, developers responsible for next step in roadway improvements

By PENNY FLETCHER As development continues along the Big Bend corridor, traffic gets worse. During morning and evening rush hours, sitting through three or four changes of “green arrow lights” to…

Observations: A story of life

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The first girl that I ever had a crush on has died. People have read her obituary, attended her funeral, mourned her passing (some longer than others,…

Riverview chamber committee hears advantages of hiring military spouses

By PENNY FLETCHER While it’s a general belief that businesses hiring spouses and other dependents of military personnel means they are likely to lose them quickly, a program called InGear Career…

Castor backing measure to delay flood insurance rate hikes

By KEVIN BRADY Congress is moving to give at least some relief to homeowners facing massive rate hikes in their federal flood insurance rates. Language to delay some of the increases…

JSA Medical, Observer News publications partner for major food drive

By KEVIN BRADY A community-wide food drive benefiting several major food banks throughout South County is slated to begin Feb. 1. “Have A Heart Caring Castle,” the brainchild of Roseanne Korfant…

HCC presents: ‘How Indian tribes were forced to change their culture’

By PENNY FLETCHER Annawon Weeden spends his life telling the story of the many American Indian tribes that inhabited the land that later became known as the United States of America.…

SCC Audubon learns about birds of prey

The Florida Room was packed to near capacity for the January meeting of the Sun City Center Audubon Club, and those who attended were delighted to learn more about birds…

Letter to the Editor January 16, 2014

Dear Editor, Many of us would like to know why the procedure changed for residents to pay their annual fee and receive their stickers for ID cards. I and my…

Food for thought: An occasional series

By CAROL MacALISTER What was your worst kitchen disaster? “The first time I made pancakes,” laughs Cris Blauveldt, the young-looking 49-year-old who is head chef at Old Castle Restaurant in Sun…

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