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Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Arthur Carlson
News Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

Vol. XVI, No. 49 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida December 13, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies Billiard Practice
Attend Church of your choice
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
9:30A Water Ex
9:30A Shuffleboard
11:15A Mvmt for Health
1:00P Snowflake Assembly
1:00P Bridge (D)
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
7:00P Bridge (C/P)
9:00A Line Dancing (Adv)
9:00A Horseshoes
12:00P Bowling
12:30P Ceramics
7:00P Bingo
Rockettes HHT
9:00A BOD Meeting
9:00A Golf (L)
9:30A Water Ex
10:00A Golf (L-BBAY)
11:15A Mvmt for Health
12:00P Golf (M)
1:00P Bridge (C)
7:00P Poker (L)
7:00P Sarasota Sound Waves Xmas Prog
7:00P Poker (M)
9:00A Line Dancing (Beg)
9:00A Poker (1 Eyed Jack)
10:00A Bible
12:30P Crafts
2:30P Choraliers
7:00P Dominoes
7:00P Poker (M)
7:00P Billiards (M)
9:00A Horseshoes
9:30A Water Ex
10:30A Computer - Digital Photo
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting
10:00A Luminary Assembly

CALENDAR CORRECTIONS:   The Calendar above was copied from the Online Calendar available at   Please notify Anne Guba in the KGC Office of Calendar changes.

THANK YOU for the e-mails, cards, prayers, and telephone calls during my recent illness.  KGC is a wonderful caring place to live.           --- Rae Burmaster

THANKS:   Don and I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all our thoughtful friends in King's Gate for all the super food, cards, and prayers that you have sent us during my recuperation from my fall.   Happy Holidays to all.   God Bless.           --- Ellie Lambiotte

THANKS TO EVERYONE for the outpouring of sympathy to me and to my family on the occasion of Pat's death.  We received food and tons of cards, and the attendance during visitation hours and the closing memorial service was huge and heartwarming for me and for my family.        --- Hank Baxter

SOMETHING NEW!   KGC has been presented with a new, fringed flag and eagle courtesy of the Tri-County Ex POW Chapter via George Holden, 251 Camelot Drive.  It is now on stage at our clubhouse.  George was a B-17 Bomber Pilot over Europe during WWII and was taken prisoner by the Germans after bailing out of his bomber.  Thanks to George for the new flag.            --- Vince Caudy, Vets Chairman

SOLOS:   Don't forget - tomorrow any time after 5:00 PM - a Christmas Open House.  Please sign up in the back of the hall so we will know how many to expect.                   --- Ann Kellum, 322 King Arthur Dr.

"SARASOTA SOUND WAVES" this coming Wed., Dec. 17th.   We will miss the Ditchfields this year, but this fine group may become a new Christmas tradition at KGC.   Tickets on sale this morning for $6.50 each.    NOTE:   Program starts at 7:00 PM.                  --- Dave Westbrook

CHRISTMAS HOME DECORATING COMPETITION:  Judging Fri. - Sun., Dec. 19 - 21. Awards after Golf Cart Parade on Mon., Dec. 22nd.

KGC SNOWSTORM:   We will be making "Snowflakes" from paper tubes Monday, December 15, at 1:00 PM in the Craft Room for the Snowball Dance/Party January 28th.  All helping hands welcome!  Please sign up on bulletin board (under Special Events) so we'll know how many people to expect.   Questions, call Linda Varty or Pat Cavalier.

NEXT SATURDAY, DEC. 20TH:  Following the meeting we will assemble Luminaries.  It takes approximately one hour if enough people participate.  Hope to see you there!                 Thanks,  Judy and George Reardon

GOLF CART PARADE COMPETITION:  Dec. 22nd at dusk.   Assemble at south cul-de-sac on Castle Drive (between unit # 22 and #23).   Decorate your golf cart and join the parade!   Prizes will be awarded in the Clubhouse after the parade.   If you're not riding a golf cart, come watch the parade and then enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus and refreshments in the Clubhouse.   For details call George Ray 484-8078.

SANTA CLAUS:   Santa will be in the clubhouse on the 22nd after the golf cart parade. Please bring a wrapped gift with name, age and grandparents' names to Santa's house, 265 Camelot Drive. Please do not leave gifts in the clubhouse.           Thank you - Mrs.Santa (aka Shirley)

NEW YEAR'S EVE:   Tickets for New Year's Eve will be available until the limit of 160 tickets is sold.  Tickets are $25.00 per person.  So come and enjoy the dance, delicious hors d'oeuvres and the continental breakfast after midnight.  Table #5 has been reserved for Solos.            ---  Ben & Lorraine Quirion

THANKS to the following people who helped put up Christmas decorations in the hall last Saturday:  Gwen Aldridge, Eleanor Barth, Jim and Nancy Breitwieser, Neil and Lois Crane, Anna Donnelly and Tony Mazzotta, Shirley Froehlich, Jack and Joan Grubaugh, Dick Lyford, Blanche Madden, Sandy McIntyre, Angie Richards, Jerry Robinson, and Linda Varty as well as mystery helpers who will remain nameless.            --- George Ray

SPECIAL THANKS for the following people who helped to decorate the gate:   Jim and Jeanne Steele, Leota Kelsey, Harry Kiel, Tom Conway, Jack Gregory, Lee Chiles, Bob Cook, Bob Adams, Bob Froehlich, Tom Dowling, and Janet Lewis.               Thanks,  Fred Lewis

CRAFTS:   December 18th - Pony bead nametags/necklaces.  Anyone knowing how to make these, contact Barb Tompkins, 480-9294, or Linda Varty, 488-2979.  Jan. 8 and 15th - Swedish weaving classes.  Sign up sheets on side bulletin board.  Limited to 10 each class.             --- Barb Tompkins

YOGA:   There's a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for a new Yoga Class starting January 7, 2004.  This class will be on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  There will also be another class on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45 PM, but it is already full.  The cost for the six weeks class is $24.00 payable in advance and is non-refundable.  If you are new to Yoga, you will need to purchase a Sticky Mat for the class.  Men are welcome.  Each class is limited to 20 people.  Any questions, please contact Jean Ickes at 488-8967.

MAIL BOX REMINDER:   Residents are requested to paint mailboxes that are not black, per Rule #27 which states:   Each unit owner shall provide and maintain their own mailbox which shall be black with a red flag.  Replacements shall conform to the style, size, and construction of the mailboxes currently in use in King's Gate Club and shall be labeled in accordance with U.S. Postal Regulations, if any.           --- Mike Mooney, Manager

KGC TRAVEL has scheduled Sunday matinee shows at the "Broadway Palm Dinner Theater " in Ft. Myers.  Bus round trip, buffet luncheon, show, taxes and tips - $52 each.  Please book before deadline.   Fifty seats are reserved.

Please review literature on the bulletin board, roundie, and notebooks for details on all travel.  Select from many Happy Heart Tours and make your booking with Nip Barker at 485-9308. Visit our web site:
There are a few openings on the Biloxi trip. This leaves Jan.25th, returns 28th.  Roundtrip Air, transfers, Grand Hotel Biloxi 269.00 each per person. MUST BOOK NOW - tomorrow too late. See Mary Lou,  484-6807.               --- Nip Barker

NEW OWNERS:   We welcome the following new owners and wish them many happy years here at King's Gate Club:

RENTERS:   Welcome to the following renters:

Corrected phone number for new owners:

Phonebook correction for Dick and Nancy Matthies, 101 King Arthur Dr. - 486-8682.  

THANKS:  Seven tennis court benches are being rebuilt by our Community volunteers.  Our sincere thanks to Mike McDonald, Neil Crane, Dick Lyford, George Ray and Bob Froehlich.           --- Mike Mooney

9-HOLE GOLF LEAGUE:   The new King's Gate 9-Hole Golf League will alternate play between Calusa Golf Club on Wednesdays and Waterford Golf Club on Thursdays.  Register to play by using the GREEN sign-up slips located on the "golf sign-up box" at the rear of the Clubhouse.  Please register prior to Sunday noon.  For further information or details contact either Arnold Baldwin or Charlie Hanlon.           --- Arnold Baldwin, 488-9426


High Games
High Series
Ernie Morawa
Rod See
Ben Quirion
George Ray
Jane Bonyai
Helen Tebbets
Bill Thurston

Frank Sapareto bowled a single game 68 pins over average.

SHUFFLEBOARD………………………December 8, 2003:

Position   Team   Won Lost
1 1 54.5 35.5
2 3 53 37
3 8 50 40
4 4 46 44
5 6 52.5 47.5
6 5 41.5 48.5
6 7 41.5 48.5
7 2 31 59

Next day of shuffling is Mon., Dec. 15th at 9:30 AM.  Team # 3 makes courts ready for play and is responsible for clean up after play.  The order of play is Black - Black - Yellow.             --- Ralph Garver

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