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Vol. XX, No. 34 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida August 30, 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
8:30A Bloodmobile
7:00P Poker (M)
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Scrabble
8:00A Blood Pressure
8:00A Food Pantry
8:15A Coffee Social
8:45A R.T. Meeting

LABOR DAY POTLUCK:   Monday September 1, 2008.   Social 4:45 p.m. - Dinner 5:30 p.m.   Bring dish to share, place settings and beverages of choice.       ---Judy Leight or Jessica Prentice

BLOOD MOBILE will be here at KGC on Thursday September 4th from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.   Please sign up on the sheet in the Hall.   Thank you.       ---Bob Johnson

FOOD PANTRY:   Please remember to bring your food items or cash donations for the Food Pantry collection on Saturday September 6th.

TREE TRIMMING:   The trimming will start on September 2, 2008.   Prices start at $15.00.   If you haven't signed up as yet, please do so, just about "ALL" the trees need trimming this time of the year.   We will be making the "route" for the Clean Cut Tree Service.       --- Rich Davis

THANK YOU:   A special thanks to all my friends for all the cards, phone calls, treats, and all being so caring. I am recovering fine.   Hope to see all of you soon.       Thanks again, Marge Fulgoni

HEALTHLINE:   Jan Collins, 47 King Arthur Dr., is recovering from surgery and doing very well according to Chuck.   They will return sometime in October.   I am sure cards would be appreciated; her northern address is in KGC phone directory.

VIDEO ROOM:   New DVD -  "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day"       ---Jean Ickes

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Marilyn McClure (AKA Marilyn Monroe) has traveled with Kings Gate Club many times and enjoys gambling. She has moved from Aston Gardens to Harbor Chase.   I am sure she would appreciate a phone call, card or visit.   950 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, 34285 #247.  Phone 484-0044.

TRAVEL:   All shows, dates and prices for 2008-2009 are on our travel web page, check them out.
Branson Annual Ozark Mountain Christmas Holiday Show Tour December 5-9th 2008, 5 days 4 nights, pick up at your door.   Need more information contact Becky at Happy Heart Tours 941-484-7568, we have a couple booked, you may want to join them.
Other Happy Heart Tours - Phantom of the Opera October 30, November 6th and November 20th 2008.
November 10th, 2008 Celtic Thunder Tampa Forum and Dinner.
January 24, 2009 Farewell engagement: Riverdance: Tampa.
Southern Caribbean Medley 10 days January 29 - February 8, 2009.   NEWSFLASH:  January Cruise has category L at $1196.00 per person - twin, new low price with all included.   You might want to book now!
Call VIP World Travel and get on our travel list.
Bermuda Cruise April 2009.   April 25 - May 2nd, 2009 MSC Orchestra Bermuda Cruise.
Any questions on the above feel free to call Don and Mary Lou at 484-6807 or email us at


This is a true story about a pastor of a church.  He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc.   The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and pulled it until the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten.  That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. He then figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bend sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved the car a little further forward, the rope broke.  The tree went "boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed through the air - out of sight.

The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. No, nobody had seen a stray kitten.  So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping," and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food. This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?"  She replied, "You won't believe this," and then told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told her little girl,  "Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it," she told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat.  And really, Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes.  A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her."

Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense of humor!

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