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Southfork News “FOR THE RESIDENTS, BY THE RESIDENTS” Happy 4th of July

July 2010

Happy 4th of July!.... Let's get this started now, So it will be out there on the fourth!

THE FLAG Red for the blood shed in the name of freedom, for which we fought, united. Blue for the oceans of time we have crossed, remaining the land of the free. White for the peace we wish to share, all men created equal. Stars to remember those who fought throughout the night, bravely, for our land. Stripes to remind us of the lashings taken by the prisoners of War. With a seal, in GOD WE TRUST, We each are one of many, in which we stand united in Brotherhood. A symbol of Pride, A salute to those who died in the fight, A blanket to cover us in times of need. Waving high to show we are still here, undefeated, With honor, you are presented to the world! A Salute to all you veterans!

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL! For all of our military personnel, where ever they may be. Please Support all of the troops defending our Country.

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Newsletter Information Note, any information to be placed in the newsletter, must be submitted between the 1st and 15th of every month. Please contact the editor ( Phyllis Grossi) at 567-6105 or drop off the information at 11150 Mesquite Dr. All newsletters can be viewed in color on the web site at (click on Southfork at bottom of page) Please contact Phyllis Grossi for any changes, deletions or additions to the calendar by the 15th of each month. Phone number is 5676105


The Brain Storm Challenge Can you figure out any of these challenging riddles?

Answers on another page…………

1. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? 2. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat? 3. Give me food, and I will live; give me water and I will die. What am I? 4. I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I? 5. I‘m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for much more than a minute. What am I? 6. A long, long time ago, two cowboys were fighting to marry the daughter of the OK CORRAL rancher. The rancher, who liked neither of these men to become his future son-in-law came up with a clever plan. A horse race would determine who would be allowed his daughter’s hand. Both cowboys had to travel from Kansas City to the OK CORRAL, and the one whose horse arrived LAST would be proclaimed the winner. The two cowboys realizing that this could become a rather lengthy expedition, finally decided to consult the Wise Mountain Man. They explained to him the situation, upon which the Wise Mountain Man raised his cane and spoke four wise words. Relieved, the two cowboys left his cabin, they were ready for the contest! Which four wise words did the Wise Mountain Man speak? 7. In the marble hall white as milk, lined with skin as soft as silk, within a fountain crystal-clear, a golden apple doth appear. No doors there are to this stronghold, yet thieves break in to steal it gold. What am I? 8. What belongs to you but others use it more than you do? 9. When one does not know what it is, then it’s something, but when one knows what it is, then its nothing. What am I? Really think before looking for the answers on the recipe page!!!!!!!

Sick List Reginald Fraser

Wilma Lane Sue Martin (former resident) % 15300 Benttree Dr Findlay, Ohio 45804

Get well wishes to all! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

IN MEMORIAM Laura Francis Bond

Joyce Moore

Granddaughter of Smokey & Willie Stoever % 560 Dennison Dr, Southbridge, Ma 01550 Resident of Southfork

Our condolences to the family and friends! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

A Florida Blessing

Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.., Please keep it cool in mid-July.., Bless the walls where termites dine.., While ants and roaches march in time.. Bless our yard where spiders pass, Fire ant castles, in the grass. Bless the garage, a home to pleaseCarpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.. Bless the love bugs, two by two.., The gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you. Millions of creatures that fly or crawl.., In Florida, Lord, you’ve put them all!!! But this is home, and here we’ll stay, So thank you Lord, for INSECT SPRAY!!!

from the Association President Dear Friends and Neighbors This is my first summer in Florida….”enjoying” the heat, humidity and afternoon thunder. Four tornadoes hit Maine on one day a few weeks ago, so it does not matter where you are! I am so pleased with the response to Choices, a new group for Southfork. If you are a resident who lives alone or who have a spouse who would rather stay home, please come and join us. Remember, No dues, No officers, just for fun!! To date we have had a brunch, dessert meeting, several Sunday night get togethers by the pool or at a home, and out to lunch. In fact, we hated to see it end and went to another restaurant for pie and coffee. Do you have a favorite restaurant? Ideas of things to do? Would like to see a movie? A trip to the ocean? A trip to the mall? We would love to hear from you! Are you interested in learning to play “Hand and Foot”, Sixty Five or Bunco? There are people who would love to teach you. There is a group of ladies who enjoy a 5 pm get together at the pool and there is always room for more. Watch the club house bulletin board for the next event of Choices and the 4th of July Pizza party. Sign Up!! Take care, keep cool and get involved! Dot Cady ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Choices A member of our new group, graciously took a picture of our first “out to lunch” to show what fun we were having! She posted the picture Saturday morning and by Sunday evening it was gone! Please return the picture to the bulletin board. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Summer Potlucks!!! Potlucks There were 14 people at a delicious June potluck. Someone suggested that we Go Out to eat during the summer!!! Everyone readily agreed!!!! July 15th we will meet at the Golden Corral at 5:30pm. Please sign up so that arrangements can be made so we can eat together!!!

Women’s Club On June 2nd, 38 ladies went to the Village Inn for Breakfast and all had a good time. This replaced our regular monthly meeting. Next month on July 7th, we will be meeting at the Golden Corral at 11am for lunch. Hope to see all of you there and please sign up on the sign up sheet that is on the bulletin board. See you there, Marielle _____________________________________________________________________________________

Free In The USA On the Fourth of July, I raised the flag, As I spoke with love and pride: “I’m blessed to be an American,” I said, To two friends who stood by my side, one was my neighbor, who lives next door, He’s a citizen, like me. The other, a visitor from a land, oppressed land, Far across the sea. “My flag stays in its box this year,” Said my neighbor, boiling mad. “The terrible shape this country’s in, The future looks nothing but bad.” “Taxes, scandal, indifference and crime, on our land like a giant stain.” My visitor said, “We have all that and worse, but it’s against the law to complain. My neighbor looked startled, but not subdued, then he started in on the Press: “There’s nothing but bad news; the headlines are bleak.” (It gets me down, too, I confess.) “Our news is all good,” said my visitor. “It’s just how you’d like to be. We know what our government wants us to know; Our press is controlled, you see.” My neighbor spun ‘round and marched toward his house, and here is the end to my story: The next time we saw him, he was out in his yard, Proudly raising Old Glory. By, Joanna Fuchs

Southfork Men’s Club Meeting, June 3rd The Men’s Club met with only 12 members present. Many members are away from Southfork during the summer months. A discussion was held concerning the Ladies Breakfast that was sponsored by the Club back in May. The event was determined to be a success and ideas were discussed about how to make the event even better next year. Even though so many men are absent it was decided to continue the meetings during the summer months to maintain interest in the organization. The members present voted to have the next meeting with breakfast at the Village Inn at 9am on July 1st. This idea may continue during the summer months. A discussion followed concerning the duties of the men’s club duties throughout the park. A decision was made not to do any work throughout the park that would interfere with anyone’s desire to work in the park to do odd jobs to make money. However, a small work detail was formed to clean up around a resident’s house that was recently moved from Southfork to a nursing home. Several members showed up at the residence to pull weeds, trim shrubs and several bags of lawn debris were hauled away from the residence. Two new members were taken in to the club bringing the membership up to 30 members. New members are always welcome to come and join the club with annual dues at $12.00. Don’t forget to join us at the next meeting at the Village Inn on July 1st. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ June Potluck Sixteen residents enjoyed another summer potluck with lots of delicious food to go around. A suggestion was made about the following: Instead of taking the risk of only having a few people show up and not having enough food for everyone that we forego potlucks and instead, just go out to eat during the summer months on our regular potluck nights (3rd Thursday of every month.) A short discussion was held and it was decided to do just that, so on July 15th, we will go to the Golden Corral at 5:30pm for dinner. Someone suggested that we have a host or hostess who will put a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for anyone interested. The host/hostess would then contact the restaurant a couple days in advance to advise how many will be coming for dinner. Jim Morvatz (Bubba J) and Bob Downs (Boo Boo) agreed to take the responsibility for the month of August and anyone interested can travel and meet at Dade City to sample the fare at BubbaQues Bar-B-Q (no relation.) Sign up sheets will be made available on the clubhouse bulletin board. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

A Big Thank You On May 20th, Dixie and Kathy hosted the monthly “Potluck” dinner. They both wish to thank you all for participating and bringing such delicious foods to our Potluck. We had a very nice group and we sincerely hope the enthusiasm and participation continues throughout the summer. Trust us, no one left hungry! Thanks, Kathy Gallick and Dixie Logoyda

Apple Walnut Sticky Buns 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 medium, Granny Smith apple, peeled, cut into ½ inch cubes ¾ cup chopped walnuts ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 can (12.4oz) Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing Directions: 1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter 8 regular muffin cups with the softened butter. 2. In bowl, mix apples, walnuts and brown sugar; divide evenly among muffin cups. Separate cinnamon rolls; reserve icing. Place 1 cinnamon roll in each cup. 3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Place cookie sheet upside down over the muffin pan, turn over. Remove pan. 4. Remove lid from icing; microwave on 5 to 10 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over warm buns. Serve warm. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Éclair Cake Graham Crackers 3 cups milk 1 large packaged instant vanilla pudding 1 8oz carton Cool Whip Chocolate frosting Line bottom of a 9 x 13 pan with whole graham crackers. In a bowl mix pudding and milk. Fold in Cool whip and spread on crackers. Top with another layer of crackers. Frost with Chocolate frosting. Chill in refrigerator and the serve. _____________________________________________________________________________________

ANSWERS to Brain Storm Challenge on page 2 1. A towel. 2. An ear of corn. 3. Fire. 4. Sponge 5. A breath. 6. Take each other’s horse. 7. An egg 8. Your name. 9. A riddle

Missing Toilet Paper Well you guessed it right……………we have had toilet paper stolen from the clubhouse restrooms and from the pool area restrooms. Now you know why kitchen cupboards have to be kept locked. We have in our midst in this community a kleptomaniac or someone in desperate need. If it is a thrill that someone wants, maybe they should get more involved in activities or go swimming, exercise, volunteer to do a good deed etc. These happenings are always at night and wee hours of the morning…………evidently they can’t sleep so to keep amused, they tour the community to see what caper they can get involved in. They do not break in, but use a key which is even more amazing. Maybe its time, management starts thinking of security camera’s to catch these thief or thieves in the act. So if you hear or see anything unusual, please contact Norm or the police. I hope the toilet paper was put to good use and not wasted on something not related to restrooms. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Newsletter items Just a reminder that all newsletter items must be submitted to me on a timely basis. I do send out reminders to the ones who submit on a monthly basis but, sometimes, even those are given to me at the last minute and then I have to scurry to try and fill a page where needed. If I have only a half page then I have to try and find an article that will be keyed on that page to fill it in. I have to send an even amount of pages in order for the calendar to appear on the last page. If you have a full page to submit, please have it to me by the 15th of the month because there is no guarantee that if submitted after, it will get in. I have to type, edit, re-verify myself before I even submit it to Heiler’s office for the printing. When I receive items on the last day it takes me hours before all the pages are filled and I need your help and hopefully nothing is omitted and with no errors. The newsletter is sent at least 1 week before the actual printing and delivery take place. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help on this. The other area of concern is the classifieds and I don‘t know when I should cancel any item after a lengthy time of listing them. If there are any that should not be in there anymore please let me know ASAP. Thanks, Phyllis

Wanted: Computer Help Available Local area resident (father-in-law lives in Southfork) , willing to Tutor and give training, Installation of new equipment , In home service, Computer repair. Call for flat rate fee. Patrick Barnett @352-521-3234

A gently used 3 wheeled ladies bike. Doesn’t have to be perfect but must be usable. Please call 727-327-3115 in the evening or leave a message. This is a St Petersburg number and we will get back to you. Ed & Jeanne Bittman, 11207 Ewing Dr. Pet Sitting Will pet sit, at your house or mine. One on one attention, not a kennel.

For Sale Paula Campbell Roundabout Motorized Wheelchair

w/batteries 38709 Brahman Dr

Asking - $1,500.00 (like brand new) ,Metal 5’ Ramp, Asking - $50.00

352-437-4538 Handyman Available

352-521-6603 Jo Bellows Lessons Beginner’s music lessons offered in your home for organ/keyboard/accordion. I have background in music theory and taught for several years. You’re not too old to learn. Reasonable fee. Call Colombe Remick 352-567-5665

Steve Coker does inside and outside jobs, even hanging curtains or blinds, touch up painting, power washing, yard work, shuttle to the airport, seasonal maintenance, computer training etc. Call Steve, 813-695-0451 License # 081820

Avon: Catalogs are available if interested. Please call Tanya or Bobby Hahn @ 567-7125 or email @ For Sale 2000 Club Car, two seater with 48 volt motor, Charger included. $1800.00 or best offer. Call Gene Lane @ 352-521-0379


July 2010

Weekly Calendar of Events

Sunday : Church Of Your Choice … Softball @ 6pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Monday:

Coffee @ 8am…… Line Dance @ 10am…… Women’s Poker @ 12:30 Men’s Shuffleboard @ 9am…… Hand/Foot @6pm……Euchre, 6:30pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday:

Mixed Shuffleboard 9am……Exercise @ 10am……Sequence @1pm Men’s Shuffleboard @9am……Ladies Shuffleboard @ 3pm Men’s Poker @ 4:30pm ……Dbl Pinochle @ 6:30pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday:

Men’s Golf……Quilting@ 9AM…… Horseshoe’s @1pm Men’s shuffleboard @ 9am…… Bingo @ 6:30pm TRASH PICKUP @ AM ____________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday:

Ladies Golf……Hand & Foot @ 9am……Water Aerobics @9:45am Dominoes @1pm……Men’s Shuffleboard @ 9am Horseshoes @3pm……Ladies Shuffle @ 3pm……Men’s Poker @ 4:30pm Yarn Hookers @ 6:30pm _____________________________________________________________________________________


Mixed Shuffleboard @ 9am……Exercise @ 10am……Women’s Poker @ 12:30 Men’s Shuffleboard @ 9am……Bid Euchre @ 7pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Saturday: “65” (Card Game) @ 7pm TRASH PICKUP @ am _____________________________________________________________________________________ Special Monthly Events July 1st


Men’s Club

9am meet at Village Inn (see sign up sheet)

July 3rd:



July 4th


Bunco 6:30pm

July 4th


Pizza Party 3pm (details on bulletin board)

July 7th


Women’s Club (Golden Corral @11am, pay own way) see sign up sheet

July 15th


Potluck 5:30pm (meet at Golden Corral) look for sign up sheet on bulletin board.

July 17th:



July 18th:



July 31st: