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Vol. XX, No. 28 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 19, 2008

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Dup. Bridge
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
10:30A Bowling
12:00P Ceramics
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Painting /Drawing
5:00P Solo's
7:00P Poker (M)
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Scrabble
8:15A Coffee Social
9:00A R.T. Meeting

SATURDAY MORNING TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE:   The Saturday Morning meetings will be on the KGC Patio.   The Coffee/Social will meet as usual at 8:15 a.m. and the Round Table Meeting will be at 8:45 a.m. instead of the usual time of 9:00 a.m.   This change is in effect until further notice.

NEWSLETTER CHANGE:   Beginning immediately until August 2, 2008 send all articles for the newsletter to Jessica Prentice.   Handwritten items can be left on clip at #180 Princess Ave.   Emails can be sent to   NO phone calls please.   Thank you.

CHANNEL 33 CHANGE:   Beginning Saturday, July 19, 2008 and until further notice give all items for channel 33 to Don Richmond at 70 King Arthur Drive.   Send emails to:   Thank you.

GATE CLOSING:   The Front Gates will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. daily.   This schedule will continue until further notice.

REMINDER:   The Clubhouse was closed on Monday July 14th.   And will remain closed until further notice as the floor is being cleaned and waxed.       Charles Clotfelter, General Manager

REMINDER:   KGC members and renters must register their guests including family, within three days of their arrival in the Club.       Charles Clotfelter, General Manager

HEALTHLINE:   Marge Havey, 294 Ave. of Kings, fell and is recuperating at her home.   Prayers and cards are welcomed.

LIBRARY NEWS:   I will be leaving the library in the capable hands of Sandy Crawford and Jackie Barker for the next 2 months.   Any problems or questions please see them.
      Thanks to all families who have donated books to the library and fair.   If you see boxes being stored under the pool tables, it is because of the generosity of those who have donated to our fair.   The library and custodial staff do not have the keys to put them in the storage area, and must wait for the Fair crew to take them over.   We appreciate your patience.   So many books to read and so little time to do it.       Your Bookie, Barb Tompkins

TREE TRIMMING:   The tree trimmers will be here again around the last of August or beginning of September.   Prices start at $15.00.   Please sign up in the office early so we can make the "Route" for the Clean Cut Tree Service.   Please E-mail - Rich Davis at   -   P.S.   Everyone's trees need to be trimmed at this time of year for hurricane season.       Thanks, Rich

VISITORS:   Last week my brother and his wife from Dallas, Texas, visited with us at KGC.   We were well aware of their visit as it was planned.   But when they arrived on a Saturday for a 10 day stay, I forgot to register them at the office.   I was tardy and it wasn't until Friday that I did so.   Then I spent another two hours looking for the "Visitor" car pass that we had been issued.   We enjoyed having our visitors and they very much enjoyed using our facilities and loved KGC.   SO, King's Gaters consider your responsibility to register your guests at the office before or soon after their arrival.   It is important for the office to "KNOW WHO IS HERE".       Resident, Nip Barker, 217

GUIDE DOGS:   We have a new addition to our family.   On April 21, 2008 at the kennels, KGC-DUCHESS was born.   She is a "Goldador" which is a cross with a Golden Retriever and a Yellow Labrador.   At nine weeks she was placed with her Puppy Raiser, Leigh Anne Novak, and is living in Sarasota.   Next week Duchess will be 12 weeks old.   "Baron" is now almost 9 months and growing into a fine dog when I spoke with Lorraine last week.   It is very unusual for SEGD to have two puppies with one sponsor at the same time.   A new scrapbook with pictures will be started soon for Duchess.   We are looking forward to a visit to KGC by both "Baron" and "Duchess" this fall.       Nip & Jackie Barker

TRAVEL:   Two Specials: Viking River Christmas Market Place cruise starting at $998.00 per person for 2008. Beautiful way to see Germany and do your Christmas Shopping.   If interested call VIP World Travel and talk to Sue or Allan.
      Another Special:   MSC 2 nights cruise to no where from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau and return, January 2-3 2009.   Inside $199.00 per person and ocean view $249.00, again call VIP World Travel 941-377-0017.
      Shows for 2008-2009 are as follows:
November 9th, 2008 - Best Little Whore House in Texas
November 17th, 2008 - White Christmas (Thanksgiving evening show)
January 18, 2009 - Singin in the Rain
March 1, 2009 - All Shook Up (Tribute to Elvis)
January Cruise - January 29-February 8, 2009 Southern Caribbean Medley 10 days
April 2009 - April 25-May 2, 2009 MSC Orchestra Bermuda Cruise
Please book cruises through VIP World Travel, ask for Sue or Allan, 941-377-0017 or 1-800-323-7448 Nationwide.   You can leave a message on our phone 484-6807 or email us at
            Don and Mary Lou Travel Coordinators

CONDOLENCES:   We offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Marge Hufford, 314 Castle Dr. who passed away July 13th.   Cards and remembrances may be mailed to her daughter Alana Hufford, 4175 Brittany Lane, Sarasota FL 34233.   Memorial services are pending for September.

CONDOLENCES:   Our sincere condolences to Dario Morvillo, 158 Duchess Ave. whose wife Dorothy "Dot" Morvillo, passed away July 11th.   Cards and remembrances may be sent to their northern address: 46 St. James Circle, Hudson MA 01749.   Their daughter is Darilyn Tervo, 66 Quaker Lane, Bolton MA 01740.

SYMPATHY:   We offer our sympathy to the family of long time renter Betty Brady who passed away June 10, 2008.   Her sister is Marion Daur, and they both rented in KGC for many years. They were active in many of KGC activities.   Marion's northern address is: 41 Lakeview Pass, Katonah NY 10536.

SYMPATHY:   Our sincerest sympathy to the family of long time former resident, Mattye Love Van Horn Richey, affectionately known as "Love," who passed on July 14, 2008.   She moved from KGC in December of 2005 to Knoxville, TN to be with family.

RENTER NEWS:   Betty Nicely (KGC renter) went into the hospital July 1st for knee replacement surgery.   In the early morning of July 5th, the day she was coming home she suffered a massive heart attack.   The last week we have had multiple up and down periods and her condition was critical.   It has since stabilized.   She is in the ICU at ST Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.   Wednesday July16th they were able to wean Betty off of the ventilator.   She is now breathing on her own with a small oxygen assist and is able to talk with us.   We appreciate all your prayers and words of encouragement.       Roger Nicely

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