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Southfork News “FOR THE RESIDENTS, BY THE RESIDENTS” Happy Halloween

October 2010

Welcome back to all the snowbirds. We missed all of you and we hope you are ready to begin your return and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. Being October already, most northern residents are already back here in Southfork. You will see some changes, new neighbors, old neighbors gone, more houses for sale. The summer was extremely hot and humid but the pool was put to good use and was packed daily. Now the season is ready to start with all of you back and again, welcome back!

Hurricane Season Hurricane season is upon us and so far we here in Dade City have not encountered any bad weather. Do not let this put you in the (it won’t hit us mood) because the season lasts until November. Always be on alert and listen to the weather forecasts. Be ready for any forecast of inclement weather. Stay safe!!!! ________________________________________________

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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 567-6105 or


A Prayer for Later years Lord, Thou knowest that I am growing older. Keep me from becoming too talkative, and particularly keep me from falling into the tiresome habit of expressing an opinion on every subject! Release me from the craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details. Give me wings to get to the point. Give me grace, dear Lord, to listen to others describe their aches and pains. Help me endure the boredom with patience and keep my lips sealed for my own aches and pains are increasing in number and intensity, and the pleasure of discussing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. Teach me the glorious lesson that, occasionally, I might be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet. I do not wish to be a saint (saints are so hard to live with), but a sour old person is work of the devil. Make me thoughtful, but not moody; helpful, but not pushy; independent, yet able to accept with graciousness favors that other wish to bestow on me. Free me of the notion that simply because I have lived a long time, I am wiser than those who have not lived so long. If I do not approve of some of the changes that have taken place in recent years, give me the wisdom to keep my mouth shut. Lord knows that when the end comes, I would like to have a friend or two left. The author is unknown. I think it is appropriate for those of us of a “certain age”.

Sick List Lois Albrecht Charlotte Lynch

Jean Matala Bob Downs

Alice Grady

Get well wishes to all! ____________________________________________________________________________________


What a Blessing, none to report this month!!!!!!


New Residents Suzanne K. Senne-Newton Dot Cady

11124 Mustang Dr 38725 Brahman (new address)

Welcome to our community! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Attention all you poker players There is an established table of poker that meets on Mondays and Fridays from 12 noon to 3pm. If any of you are interested in starting up another table of poker that would be great…………. Either you men or women or mixed could start up another table as long as the room is now used for poker playing. It would be great fun and for all of you whom have been interested, this would be the time to come and start up another group and enjoy some quality time. There are 2 available tables that can be used. So round up your friends, cards and come on up on these two days of poker playing.

See you then!!!!!!

from the Association President Dear Friends and Neighbors, At our September Board meeting, we were very pleased to announce that Jim Morvatz has agreed to become Vice President. He also agreed to continue as Secretary pro-tem until a new secretary is secured. Jim has been a very active member of the board and a great pleasure to work with. Results of the survey concerning potential rent increase have been sent to the park owner. The Board has agreed to have extra board meetings to prepare for our annual meeting with the park owner to address your other concerns. It is not to late to submit your concerns. Plans are being made for the fall activities, including the Carport Sale. Be sure to check the bulletin board in the Lobby of the clubhouse for information. “Out and About” trip is back and Choices things to do will be posted there. Welcome Home Snow Birds……..Happy Fall everyone! Dot Cady PS Special thanks to all those special friends who made my moving into my new home so very special. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ October Choices Check the bulletin board for dates and times:

Halloween Craft Making Going out to lunch Going out to dinner Trip possibilities to: Tarpon Springs Crystal River Cruise around Tampa

Please join in the fun!!!!

You will be happy you did!!!!!

From Norm’s desk Here we go again, someone is flushing cleaning mops down our toilets. We have had to clean them from our system three times in the last two weeks. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS and if you have a home healthcare person coming in, let them know that they must dispose of cleaning items through the trash. Also, with the severe rains we have had, if you have gutters on your home, be sure that the water is running away from your driveway or it may dig a hole under your drive which makes it difficult to repair. The dumpster in the RV Storage area is not, I repeat, not for resident use. Please bundle your cuttings including cactus and put them out for your trash. I can not stress the importance of keeping your information in our office on file. Twice in the last week I have had situations where I needed to contact relatives or an individual. I do not understand why a lot of people hesitate to supply us current telephone numbers and emergency contacts so that we can locate you or your nearest relative by phone. Please, please come up to the office and fill in a new resident application. It is completely confidential and kept under lock and key for your own benefits. Thank you in advance. We have installed a fence around the pool equipment and believe it or not some smart alec climbed the fence on the weekend and turned the pool thermostat up. It was very hot when we came in on Monday morning. Please if you see this happening, please report it and I will keep it in confidence, but be assured, I can charge that person with trespassing. Norm


Thank You Thanks for all the love and kindness you gave me while I‘m recovering from my operation. The prayers, phone calls, cards, flowers and especially the Banana Bread, Karen made, just for me. Vera Lovelace and family

Women’s Club

On September 1st, there were 30 ladies who met for the monthly meeting. It was so nice to see them coming into the clubhouse with bags of food, cans and rice and all other variety of foods. This contributed to filling the trunk of the car of Mary Bolin who delivered all of it to Day Star. Thank you ladies for your generosity. After reading all the reports and having them approved, we then discussed the upcoming annual bazaar on November 20th. At the next meeting we will circulate a sign up sheet with the description of the different baskets needed for the silent auction. We will have quite a few tables, the knitting/crochet group and the quilters plus a white elephant table for your slightly used items and of course our table of baked goods and many others. Items for the white elephant should be brought to the clubhouse the day before the bazaar. If you want to rent a table it is $3.00 for residents and $5.00 for outsiders, so please if interested, contact Mary Bolin. On February 13th we will have our annul chili supper with a mystery auction, followed By the “Oldies Newly Wed” game which should be lots of fun and good food with the funny entertainment. Look for more details in upcoming newsletters. I was very happy with the results of the survey that I circulated at the meeting tto find out “what would the ladies like to see or hear at their meetings.” I got quite a few comments and suggestions which we will be discussing at the next meeting. The ladies enjoyed playing 5 games of bingo and it was a lot of fun and very entertaining and the prizes were appreciated. We closed the meeting and had a few pastries with coffee……At our next meeting on October 6th, Shirley Rouer has a speaker and the social part will be hosted by, Anita Warschkow, Doris Grandy and Frieda Ballerstein. See you there, Marielle, President

Southfork Men’s Club The September 2nd meeting of the Southfork Men’s Club was held at 9am at Smitty’s Bar-B-Q restaurant in Dade City. There were 13 men present. There were no new members attending this meeting and current members are hoping for a much larger turn-out at the October meeting which will be held on Thursday, October 7th, at 9am at the Southfork Clubhouse. A discussion was held concerning utilizing the Men’s Club members to solicit local merchants and contractors who make calls to residents of Southfork for donations of prizes to benefit the Women’s Club Chili Dinner to be held after the first of the year (actually February 13th). The Men’s Club members have also agreed to be servers at the Chili Fest. Discussion was also held concerning the Men’s Club taking over responsibility of running the annual Southfork Shuffleboard Tournament. This was just a general discussion and will be discussed in more detail when more members are present next month. Another shuffleboard tournament just between members of the Men’s Club was also suggested. Another discussion was made concerning possible holding a Men’s Club Follies, Talent Show or Comedy Hour to also be held after the start of the new year. Any Southfork resident that has a unique talent, musical skill, comedy routine or other type of entertainment is urged to contact, Pete Logoyda, Pat Grossi, Don Duarte or Jim Morvatz to be included in our cast of performers. There are approximately 32 members in the Men’s Club and each member is encouraged to bring a new member to the next meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member the dues are just $12.00 annually and you do not have to be a resident of Southfork. The only requirement is a desire to belong to a Men’s Club devoted to promoting goodwill among Southfork men and our friends and neighbors. Thank You, Don Duarte and members

Meeting at the Pool on Wednesday Afternoon’s Hotdogs and Hamburgs The Wednesday night “Hotdogs and Hamburgers by the Pool” will be started in October for the 2010/2011 season. The season kick-off will be on October 6th at 4pm . This year’s activities will follow the same routine as last year with the event starting each Wednesday evening, weather permitting, at 4:00pm until 6:00pm. A few special event evenings will also be planned since there was so much interest shown at last year’s special entertainment nights. Many volunteers are needed as usual to hold these weekly events and we hope that we continue to get the support of all you people to treat yourselves to an evening of no cooking and enjoying the interaction with all of your Southfork neighbors. See you at the pool on Wednesday afternoons. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Happy “Senior” Halloween You know you are to old to Trick or Treat when: 10. You get winded from knocking on the door. 9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you. 8. You ask for high fiber candy only. 7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over. 6. People say: “Great Boris Karloff Mask,” and you’re not wearing a mask. 5. When the door opens you yell, “Trick or…” and can’t remember the rest. 4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders. 3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won’t dislodge your hairpiece. 2. You’re the only Power ranger in the neighborhood with a walker. And the number one reason Seniors should not go Trick or Treating…. 1. You keep having to go home to use the restroom. No matter, have a Happy Halloween anyway!!!!

Tribute to Netta Tierney “Netta, Our News Girl” By, Willie Stoever “Ok Netta”, stop clowning around. We know you’re up there We hear the sounds. You think, you’re getting a better job there. Writing for the big boss, from a higher chair! We know, the angel’s must be running around, looking for paper and pen and a chair to sit down. I’ll bet they are saying “Who made her boss?” We’ll pray for those people down there who seem to be lost. They won’t get the words about places and things while you’re up here getting your wings. You know, there’s no one up here to send to let them know, of times and when. So lady, you better let us know the time and date of your “big show”. Sometimes, we’ll hear a thunder or two, to let us know, its really you. But when the lightening gets to close, we’ll know, Ole girl, you’re at your post, with pen and paper near at hand, ready to lend us a helping hand. You just sound the word, we’ll strike up the band. The banner will read, “Netta, got the Pulitzer prize” from all of us. It’s no surprise Flap those wings girl.

Holiday Pudding Cake 1 Jiffy yellow cake mix 1 16oz crushed pineapple (drained) 1 8oz cream cheese 3 cups milk

2 small vanilla instant pudding 1 9oz Cool Whip 1 cup chopped nuts

1. Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Bake 12-15 minutes in a 9x13 cake pan.

Cake will be thin, Cool

2. Spread crushed pineapple over the cooled cake. 3. Soften cream cheese with ½ cup milk. Add pudding and the other 2 ½ cups milk. Beat till smooth and thick. 4. Spread this mix over the pineapple. 5. Spread cool whip over the pudding mixture. Sprinkle with nuts, refrigerate until ready to serve. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Pumpkin Spice Cake 1 (18oz) Spice cake Mix 1 (15oz) can pumpkin 3 eggs 1/3 cup oil ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup water Directions: 1.Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. 2. Pout batter in a greased 9x13 pan. 3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. 4. Top with frosting of your choice. _____________________________________________________________________________________


Donations Needed for Children’s Cancer Fund If anyone here in the community has any garage sale type items, Betty Toney of 11043 Mesquite Dr, is collecting and you can drop them off at her house. She is working with the area churches for this worthy cause. All items collected will be sold and the money collected will go to help all these unfortunate children. If any questions, please contact Betty at: 352-518-9123


Let’s go Bowling All bowlers and beginners are welcome and the only requirements is a desire to have fun. When: Tuesday’s at 12:00 noon Where: “Pin Chasers” in Zephyrhills Equipment: None needed and can be rented for $7.00 If you have never bowled or if you have any questions, call Tony Trubiano @ 813-992-0844. We would love to have you join us. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Bid Euchre To all card lovers…………………..If you have nothing to do on Friday evenings, we play Bid Euchre which is a very fun game to play. Join us at 6:15pm and even if you don’t know to play, we will teach you. We need players and looking for you……………………. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Monday Morning Coffee Hour Each week on Monday mornings from 8am to 9am there is always coffee brewing which is free and we do have donuts for those who are a little hungry and they are $.50 each. What a good way to meet some of your neighbors and start your week. The men are usually talking about the latest sport event on TV and the women are always talking about the latest happenings in the community. No agenda or speakers, just a chance for our community to come together. Bring your smile and wit and we’ll furnish your coffee. We would love to get to know all of our new neighbors and the others who have been in hibernation lately. Come join us!!!!

Restaurant of the Month Mallie Kyla’s Café 14232 7th Street (located in the American Eagle Antique Mall) (Next door to Wachovia in Dade City) Monday-Saturday 11:00am to 3:00pm Mallie Kyla’s is open for lunch only, and does not have a large dining room. Specials for the day are written on a blackboard near the door as you enter in back of the Antique Store. Great salads and sandwiches are menu staples, but the daily soup offerings and mouth - watering desserts are paramount in making this restaurant stand out. Two different home made soups are featured daily, and customers are invited to go on line to check what soups will be served that day in case you’re looking for your favorite one ( Desserts ($3.95) maybe a little pricey but are large enough to share. Prices are in line with what we’ve come to expect from better lunch menus. $6.95 or $7.95 seems to be the going rate for a generous over size salad or sandwich or combination. After lunch you can browse for antiques without leaving the building. Mallie Kyla’s may not be very big, but don’t let this be a factor. This is a “great place” to go for lunch. This is a fairly new restaurant and opened in Dade City this year in March and they also have one close by in Brooksville. This is a must try and you will be greatly surprised in what you eat and how delicious everything is. They do take reservations and can accommodate upwards from 30 to 40 people, but they must know in advance. Look them up on the internet and learn some of their history.


Out and About Octoberfest October 19, 2010 We have had many inquiries about our next “Mystery Outing”. There is a rumor circulating that our October “Kick-Off” outing May require your passport, credit card, a small overnight bag and a $6.00 participation fee. Fee payable in advance, no exceptions! Well that is all baloney, or maybe “Leberkase”!! We are starting off this season with a two-part outing. First stop, is an educational (we all need some) tour of an (Irish) food Processing facility, free samples. Walking required! Second Stop, will be a German Biergaten. Now we are talking “Good Food.” A sign up sheet will be posted and again we will car-pool, departing the club house At 9:00am. Pain and cloudy instructions will be provided, again… Your Hosts, Carolyn & Jim

QUESTIONAIRE Please submit into suggestion box in the lobby!

“Help Us To Help You!!! Please answer the following questions so that the Board of Directors of the Association can develop a data base in order to provide it’s members with more quality of living here in Southfork. Please rate each question using the following scale of 1 thru 10, with one (1) being the worst and ten (10) being the best. In order for the results to be accepted by the owner (Scott Heiler), all responses must be signed. 1. How do you feel the 2010 Board of Directors of the Association has represented the community of Southfork? Answer: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. How do you rate the Community of Southfork? Answer: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. How do you rate the Southfork Manager and his interaction with the residents? Answer: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4. How would you rate the overall maintenance of Southfork? Improved or Not Improved Answer: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5. Considering the current economy, how do you rate a potential rent increase. Should we have such a large one and should the scale be based on the residents needs and not the local communities? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 6. Please state what you would like to see improved here at Southfork. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 7. Do you the think the “Work Order System” is working? Give your opinion ? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

“SIGNATURE” please __________________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________________________________

Date: December 4th, 2010 Time: 8a.m. to noon


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.

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.

Patrick Barnett @352-521-3234 Paula Campbell 38709 Brahman Dr Lessons 352-437-4538 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

Handyman Available 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

Avon: Catalogs are available if interested. Please call Tanya or Bobby Hahn @ 567-7125 or email


License # 081820

Remember to bring your newspapers to the recycling bin in the back of the park. The paper recycler comes to empty the container every 2 weeks.


October 2010

Weekly Calendar of Events

Sunday : Church Of Your Choice … “May I” @ 6:30pm, 2nd, 4th and 5th weeks. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Monday:

Coffee @ 8am…… Line Dance @ 10am…… Women’s Poker @ 12:30 Men’s Shuffleboard @ 1pm…… Hand/Foot @6pm……Euchre @6:30pm Ladies Golf _____________________________________________________________________________________ Mixed Shuffleboard 9am……Exercise @ 10am……Sequence @1pm Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm……Ladies Shuffleboard @ 3pm Men’s Poker @ 4:30pm ……Dbl Pinochle @ 6:30pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday:


Men’s Golf……Quilting@9AM…… Horseshoe’s @1pm Men’s shuffleboard @ 1pm……Hotdog’s by the pool @ 4pm Bingo @ 6:30pm TRASH PICKUP @ AM ____________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday:

Hand & Foot @ 9am……Water Aerobics @9:45am Dominoes @1pm……Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm 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 @ 1pm……Bid Euchre @ 7pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ “65” (Card Game) @ 7pm TRASH PICKUP @ am Saturday: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Special Monthly Events October 3rd



October 6th:


Women’s Club @ 9:30am

October 7tht


Men’s Club

October 9th:



October 17th


Bunco Night 6:30pm

October 18th:




Association Board meeting 9am



Out and About (Mystery Outing) see article in newsletter and sign up sheet.

October 21st



October 23th:



October 31st


Halloween party (see bulletin board for details and sign up)

October 19



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