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Southfork News “FOR THE RESIDENTS, BY THE RESIDENTS” Happy Mothers Day


May 2014 In Loving Memory, this Memorial Day


My mother was very young when she married and started a family, she was kept very busy raising my siblings.

We set aside Memorial Day Each and every year

Sshe raised a huge garden planting corn and peas in a row, then came tomatoes and cucumbers lots of veggies to hoe.

To honor those who gave their lives Defending what we hold dear.

My mother sewed and made our clothes canned veggies and made soap, she washed on a washboard pulled water from a well by a rope.

In all the dark and deadly wars, Their graves prove and remind us, Our brave Americans gave their all

Mother never complained as she hung her wash on a clothesline in the yard, she cooked us delicious meals never saying she was just too tired.

To put danger far behind us. They made the ultimate sacrifice

Her pies and cakes and bread all were from scratch the chocolate icing was so good, I have tried to do all she did but so far it seems I never could.

Fighting for the American way; We admire them and respect them On every Memorial Day.

The dried apples and preserves sugar cookies and snow-cream, all these were winter treats to sample again would be in a dream. Mother has been gone for many years I miss our time together every day, If only she could visit again but she has gone to heaven to stay.



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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 @ (click on Southfork at bottom of page.) Suggestion Box Suggestion Box is to be used to deposit, Annual Dues, Letters to the Board etc. All letters must be signed or they will not be honored. Office of Southfork 10808 U.S. 98, Dade City, Fl 33525 Phone: (352) 523-0022,

Fax: (352)523-0611

After Hours: (352)206-4080

_________________________________________________________________________ ASSOCIATION OFFICERS: President

Dot Cady


Vice President

Tom Geyer



Carol Wild



Mike Gallagher


Directors: Phyllis Grossi


Jim McAdams


Harvey Barber


Roger Layne


Mary Freund


Emergency CONTACT NUMBERS IN PASCO COUNTY (911) Pasco Cty Sheriff 352-521-5131

Dade City Police 352-521-1493

Hurricane Updates 800-427-8340

Dade City Hospital


Sick List. Ed Bellnier

James Barlett Get Well Wishes To All! In Memoriam

Sandy Kendall

Resident passed away Our condolences to the family and friends! New Residents Carol Melia

11045 Mustang

Lora Clowes

11211 Mesquite

Welcome to our Community of Southfork! Wedding Joe and Janet Lehman

Anniversary 5/2

Pat & Phyllis Fisher


Tom & Pat Dicks


Don & Carol Reno


Bob & Charlotte Lynch


___________________________________________________________________ ___________ If you were missed having your anniversary listed, we are sorry but its because we do not know your anniversary date. To insure that you are remembered, please submit your anniversary info to or drop off the info @11150 Mesquite Dr.

from the Association President Dear Friends and Neighbors, Hopefully all of our friends heading North had a safe trip home! We certainly will miss them! It is hard to believe we are already "thinking" summer! Our first summer activity is a “MEMBERS” only pool party on Memorial Day. The pool will be reserved by the Association from 4 to 8 pm. Pizza and a dessert will be provided. BYOB (no glass products allowed) Pool volley ball, to enjoy playing and watching! It is never to late to join the Association. more events, just for members this summer. Dot

There will be many

Hurry back and have a great summer!


The Southfork Mobile Homeowner's Association wants you to join “YOUR ASSOCIATION” for the year 2014. You can take advantage of this special offer by paying your dues to the secretary/treasurer for just $20.00 per household. Your payment will entitle you to some of the following and much more: . Includes free coffee and donuts at association meetings Includes right to vote at annual meeting in January. Includes many free events during the entire year. Many projects have been completed including getting the stop light At the corner of US301 & Hwy 98. We are a social group and try to keep this community as active as possible with many activities and entertainment scheduled on a monthly basis. .

Women’s Club

On April 2nd, 38 members attended our meeting. We had a moment of silence for the loss of Sandy Kendall she will be missed . All the reports were read and approved. Mary Bolin thanked the ladies for their generosity in bringing food for the less fortunate than us. We continue to help during the summer months. The quilters are working on some items for our Bazaar. Next fall we will circulate the list for the Charity Committee and you are welcome to join and bring ideas for this committee. Marge Otto talked about the brick we bought for Pat Lynch and described where it will be placed at Hospice Center on Clinton Ave. We circulated a list for members to make baskets for our Bazaar on Nov 22nd. We hope that our Bazaar will be a success as usual. On February 15, 2015, we will have a Soup supper with crusty bread and dessert followed by a “one of a kind, Men’s unique fashion show.” I know that you will not want to miss that. We got a list of hostesses for next year and Barbara Wharton gracefully volunteered to be our next Vice-President. Isabelle Wirth was our speaker and she is a volunteer at Day Star. She gave a good description of what Day Star does. We gave her lots of food to take back to Day Star. Thanks again to all our members. We celebrated the birthday of Mary Clifford and next month we are starting our summer outings and we will be meeting at I-Hop at 10 AM. Please sign up at the Clubhouse. Marielle

PS We need a member from each street to be a captain for the Memorial committee. For more details please contact Marielle!!!

2014 RESIDENT FUN DAY Submitted by Sandi Bartoszek, Southfork residents came out in droves on Sunday, March 23rd, for our First Annual Fun Day! 122 residents signed up to participate in several different fun activities held throughout the community. Our normally quiet streets were filled with golf carts, bikers, and pedestrians searching for items in the picture scavenger hunt – where is that frog statue?? Others were gathering playing cards hoping for the best poker hand at day’s end. The recreation area at the picnic pavilion hosted contests such as broom ball, basket toss and several residents competed for the best toilet paper mummy!! We think Pat & Phyllis Fisher have been mummified before! The ladies out shined the men in the broom ball competition; must be all that practice sweeping floors at home! Mustang Drive was closed at the lower end while many residents displayed their strength and skill trying to out distance each other for the longest beach ball toss. The wind actually contributed to the difficulty of this feat! Mustang Drive resident Tony Trubiano even provided some seating in the “observation gallery”. Up at the shuffleboard courts there was quite a commotion as a large crowd tried their hand at the Shuffleboard Turkey Shoot. Neighbors and team mates could be heard cheering and jeering each other on!! Does Carol Wild really know how to do this? Down in the RV storage area we set up a golf cart obstacle course. Not so hard you say? Try it our way – blindfolded! Wander off the “bridge” crossing the “lake” and Peggy Elkins and Kathy Gallick had no qualms dousing you with water! Each activity had points allotted for participating or helping out. Even our couch potatoes earned points for just observing and cheering the participants on! The more points earned, the more opportunity to win the cash prizes at the end of the day. $620 worth of prizes were given out to 14 lucky residents. The day started at 12 noon and culminated with a grand feast of fried chicken, bbq pulled pork and all the fixings served at the picnic pavilion. Thank you ladies for making the very tasty pulled pork. After we ate until we could eat no more we sat around the fire pit and enjoyed entertainment by Southfork’s own DJ, Larry Ruffner and his assistant Jean Deiss. A huge thank you to Phyllis Grossi for organizing this great day and putting so much work into this special occasion! Thank you to all who volunteered and participated to make this event such a memorable success. One of the most important elements of living in Southfork is the atmosphere of a neighborhood community. We at Southfork are one big family that just loves to have fun together!

1 Peggy Elkins & Gladys Cline Shooting the Turkey!

3 Jim & Mary Freund on course!

5 Bob & Carol Quandt controlling the TP!

2 Bob Jones' tossing prowess!

4 George & Patty mastering the sweep!

6 Residents enjoying the feast!

Southfork Fun Day I don’t know where to start with this article except to say I was in awe the entire day of this great first event. As was mentioned before it takes a Village to do something but we had “Southfork Community” the best people ever. We had people who helped organize, people who watched and cheered from the sideline seats, people who played the games, all who sold and purchased tickets, Pete & Dixie & Ron & Mary who helped with the calculating and distributing of the cash prizes which took a few hours, Managers who played a major role and to Larry & Jean for the music. It started at noon with at least 50 people participating each in both the Poke a long Poker and the Picture Scavenger hunt. If you noticed people riding by your homes it was to see if something on or around your home was on the picture. All the other events started a 1:30 followed by a great supper, headed by Dot Cady and her helpers and it was fantastic. If you came away hungry you had no one to blame except yourself because there were seconds. ________________________________________________________________ We sold $620.00 in tickets and here below are listed the winners: $200.00 Dee Martin


George Swatzbaugh


Mary Freund


Tom Geyer


Patty Crowe

25.00 Pat Fisher


Bob Jones

25.00 Nancy Jones


Larry Martin

25.00 Diane Stricklen


Phyllis Fisher

15.00 Jim Freund


Janet Lehman

15.00 Tina Whittenberg

_________________________________________________________________So if you like this type of outdoor event let us know and come forth with different suggestions or ideas. Again, Thanks everyone! Submitted by, Phyllis Grossi

NEIGHBORLY UNSUNG HERO’S There have been many instances here in Southfork where there has been a sudden illness or death occurring. During crisis times such as this, there are so many here in our community who do not hesitate and send out a helping hand to those who are in need. On a weekly, daily, monthly basis many of these neighbors take care of those who are in desperate need with visits, taking food, calling them by phone and helping in so many other numerous ways. We are very thankful for the many residents who take on being kind and considerate and these people never look for a “Thank you” and at this time I commend all who have and still are helping others. Thank you all and that is what makes living here in Southfork so FANTASTIC!!!!! Phyllis, Editor ______________________________________________________________________________

Southfork Friends,

I want to thank everyone for their kindness during recovery from my back injury. Your concerns with cards , prayers, food and help is much appreciated and also with helping Marvin during my stay in Rehab. I am getting along much better now and with time and patience, I will be able to participate in most activities in the future.

Your friend and neighbor, Mary Jo Dye

Mothers Day Motivational A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you." The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy." God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy." Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?" God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak." "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?" God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray." "Who will protect me?" God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it's life." "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore." God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you." At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"You will simply call her, 'Mom.'"

CHOICES Choices is celebrating it’s 4th anniversary in May. It is a group for residents who live alone or have spouses who would rather stay home. No officers, No dues, No rules and all just for fun! We go out to lunch every Thursday and every week to a different restaurant and we car pool! Sign-up sheet is always in the lobby, you are welcome to come whenever you can make it! Choices is sponsoring trips to the Show Palace with great seats, down front and some of the shows are listed here below: June 1st:

Wizard of Oz……………….fantastic show

August 10th

Forever Plaid ……………..musical

Sept 28th

Kiss Me Kate ……………..great musical show

Please sign up ASAP so that we can hold our tables –group rates are $45 per person which includes dinner and show. Dot Cady

__________________________________________________________________ “You know you are from Southfork when” If you are on the internet in FACEBOOK, please look us up on the above title and “like” us so that you can receive notifications when anything is placed there. This is a social website in a special group so that all Southfork Residents can interact and this is a place where we can relay messages and also communicate with our snowbirds during the summer months. Snowbirds can find out what we are doing locally and we can find out where they are and what great sites and great “weather” they are enjoying. I will continue to send out the emails when someone passes away or if there is anything exciting going on here in Southfork. If you want to be in the email group and receive special Southfork updates, send me a message on and I will place you on this mailing list. Thanks, Phyllis

Sweet Hearts of Branson

Denny and Shelia Renee Yeary have been performing together for many years as one of Branson's favorite family variety shows. With classics, comedy, dance, harmonies and Denny's legendary bass voice you can't go wrong with this powerful award winning show. The Yeary's performed at Southfork on Monday, March 31st to a full house. They paid tribute to many classics such as "Jim Reeves & Patsy Cline� and to many others to the delight of the crowd. They both interacted with the crowd and even took a picture with Jim and our own Kathy Gallick which appeared on Facebook.. Sheila interacted with a few of the men and had them sing a bass reply to a favorite song. All in all a great show and we hope they come back to Southfork.

“TIMES TO REMEMBER” MAY 6TH, 2014 TUESDAY @7PM Tickets @$7.00 Sam Kistner, returns to entertain us with his easy listening vocals and music. “The music of our lives.” Sam played for us last July and thoroughly pleased all in attendance. We will leave tables in place for this event. Bring snacks etc. ______________________________________________________________________________

Combating Critters

Do you have any critters in your yard or garden? Here are a few tips to help!!!!

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To keep Rabbits out of your garden, deodorant shavings placed in cloth bags around the shrubs, flower garden etc. help keep them away. Plant “rue” (strong scented woody herb w/bitter tasting leaves) to keep cats out of your garden or yard To see a mole run out, astonished, put a bulb of garlic in its hole Sprinkle red pepper in its holes or gummy bears “ (yes, that is correct) but no human scent should be on anything you put in the holes. Use gloves. Scatter garlic around your yard or garden to deter many a pest - such as raccoons or woodchucks.

Let me Do That Housecleaning ($10 per hr), Laundry/Ironing, Painting, Landscaping ($15 per hour), Window Washing, Snowbird Peace of Mind ,any other odd jobs. Sherry Morvatz

Pressure Washing See Andy @Clubhouse $65.00 per house, $25.00 for Green side only

C 999-2949, H 437-4782

Avon: Catalogs are available. Call Tanya or Bobby 567-7125

Let Me Fix That

Car Detailing, Minor Plumbing Repair, Minor Electrical Repair, Minor Structural Repair, Minor Roof Repair, Window Screen repair, Ceramic Tile Installation, Laminate Floor Installation, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Solar Tube Installation, Skylight Installation.

Chlorophyll (Body Healer) For information, call Bob & Mable Ianson, 521-3859. ________________________ Volunteers Needed Is there anyone who is willing to help with activities?

Jim Morvatz C 843-222-2713 Contact Dot Cady with H. 437-4782 suggestions or availablility to help out. Will rake your lawn @ $5.00 per bag. Bobby Hahn 567-7125


Emerald Inspection Service, LLC www.emeraldinspectionserv FL# H18172 We offer home inspections for buyers, sellers & away from home inspections for manufactured homes. We offer plans for home warranty on appliances and HVAC. Representative for ADT alarm systems. Fully licensed and insured in Florida and Maryland. Indoor air quality testing for allergies, bed bug inspections & mold certified. 352-322-2700

Weekly Calendar of Events Sunday

Church of Your Choice…”May I” card game @6pm

________________________________________________________________ Monday

Coffee Hour @8am…Line Dance @10am…Poker @12 noon (Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm… Hand & Foot @6pm Euchre @6:30pm

________________________________________________________________ Tuesday

Trash Pickup AM…(Fall/Winter) Mixed Shuffleboard @9am… Exercise @10:30am…Sequence @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Ladies Shuffleboard @3pm Bowling (Zephyrhills) @noon…Dble Pinochle @6pm…Poker @5:00pm

___________________________________________________________________ Wednesday

Blue bag Trash pickup 1st & 3rd Wednesday…Men’s Golf @10:30am… Quilting @9am… Bridge @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…Bingo@6:30pm, doors open @5:15pm

__________________________________________________________________ Thursday

Hand & Foot @9am…Dominoes @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Ladies Shuffleboard @3pm Poker @5:00pm…”Alley” Board game @6pm

_________________________________________________________________ Friday

Trash pickup… (Fall/Winter) Mixed Shuffleboard @9am…Exercise @10:30am…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…

______________________________________________________________________ Saturday

“TOPS” Weight Loss @9am…Mixed Poker @4:45pm…”65” game @7pm

May 2nd (Fri)

Men’s Social Monthly Breakfast (IHOP) 9am

May 6th

“TIMES TO REMEMBER, music @7pm

May 7th



Women’s Club (meet at 10am at IHOP)

May 11th (Sun)

Mother’s Day

May 19th (Mon)

Assoc Officers/Board meeting 9am (last one until September)

May 26th (Mon)

Memorial Day (Pool party for members only) 4pm

___________________________________________________________________ Picture Directories

By the time you receive this newsletter the resident picture directories will already have been delivered to those of you who had pictures taken. All the pictures were fantastic and everyone looked like “Stars” in a movie magazine. Again, thanks to all who participated! Submitted by Phyllis

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