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Vol. XIII, No. 24 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 24, 2000

CONDOLENCES:    Our sympathy to Jim Byrd (119 Camelot Dr.) on the death of his brother Lloyd who passed away in Kentucky on June 6 at the age of 59.    Prayers and cards would be appreciated.    — Jane Haggerty 480-1655

FASHION SHOW:    Need 10 models for October 12th thrift shop fashion show.    Clothes will be furnished.   Need sizes through 20 – as soon as possible.    Call Joann Lemonds 484-7692

ATTENTION FLORIDA RESIDENTS – HERE AND UP NORTH:    July 18 special election to raise taxes!!!!   If you will not be here – act at once!!!!!  If you want a vote, for or against, to allow the county to raise your taxes by, on average, $100 you must return the request you received in the mail at once for an absentee ballot and specifically request a ballot for the July 18 special election.   If you did not receive a request form in the mail, you send a letter to MARILYN GERKIN, SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, PO Box 4194, Sarasota, Fl. 34230-4194.   (print) First and Last name and Middle initial, Social Security number, date of birth, Telephone number, Current Sarasota Address, voters signature.   Mail at once.    Voters may visit the following WEB SITE:

It is the feeling of many residents that this very short notice election, which will cost about a quarter of a million dollars, is being held in July when most of the retired people are gone.   It could have been held at the regular primary election on September 5 but too many people who are likely to vote against this proposal would be back.   This is reflected in the many letters appearing in the news paper.     — Moriarty

THANKS VIA E-MAIL:    Thank you to all King's Gate travelers and friends.   We enjoyed your card so much.   I am slowly improving, and hope to be on board for the next trip.     — Dottie Woodward

KGC TRAVEL:    All of the 78 "Travel Gaters and Friends" had a wonderful trip on the "River Queen" river cruiser from Amsterdam to Vienna.   We started off on a canal from Amsterdam and shortly joined the Rhine river and south to join the Main river to the bypass canal completed in 1992 - the 106 mile long Main-Danube Canal - passing through 53 stair step locks, including three with a lift of over 80 ft to the continental divide of Germany at 1332 ft above sea level.   Then downstream to Vienna, our finish destination, a total of approximately 1000 miles.   The Danube continues to the Black Sea.    There were over 100 locks for the trip but I am not sure of the number.   We saw many towns, large and small and many churches, cathedrals, abbeys, castles and palaces.   Food was plentiful and was European style and therefore not quite as we are used to having.   The air flight back was long time wise but really uneventful.   Our group of travelers coming back to KGC arrived about 2 am on Monday morning.   Good Time, Good Trip, Good Friends.   George and Janet Jeffrey were given a "Toast" by the ship's passengers and crew upon acknowledgement of their retirement with this cruise.   Still plenty of room on our next cruise. Join us.
                 — Nip & Jackie Barker

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