Community association manager receives special recognition

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By Deej Koebbe

Just down the road apiece Preservists one and all congratulate our Community Association Manager Steve Butts for attaining such high regard from the Honorable Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida, that on May 21, 2008 this congresswoman issued a proclamation on the floor of Congress of the United States that May 21 would henceforth be known as Steve R. Butts Day.

At the age of 17, Butts enlisted in the Army and was sent to Quartermaster School in Fort Lee, Va., eventually rising to the rank of sergeant. Assigned to the 1st LOG Command in Vietnam during 1969, Butts then served with the 2nd LOG Command in Okinawa in 1970. Prior to his retirement in 1989, Butts was appointed to warrant officer and was commissioned at West Point Military Academy. In addition to his service in Panama, Germany, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Turkey, Afghanistan, Korea, Japan, Spain, Netherlands and Greenland, Butts was sent to Lockerbie, Scotland, as part of the team investigating the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103, for which he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal 5th OLC.

As the results of his many achievements and being honored with the Saint Martin Award (Patron Saint of the Quartermaster Corps) for distinguished service. Steve was recognized not only for his 20 years of military service but also for his continued commitment to the men and women who serve in today’s Army Quarter Master units throughout the world. This proclamation was issued and recorded in the Library of Congress, which has been recorded and published since 1873. This tribute was awarded under the authority of the U.S.. Quartermaster General.

From Koebbe’s Kitchen

Simple and

Sweet Cowpies

2 cups (12 oz) milk chocolate chips

1 tablespoon shortening

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds

In a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, stir in raisins and almonds. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Chill until ready to serve – makes two dozen. Enjoy.

Here is but a smidgen of the doin’s out our way:

Friday, May 29 — Cancer Support meeting at 3 p.m. in meeting room 1. No meeting in June or July. For information, see Linda Sprague.

Saturday, May 30 — Jet Set Dine Outers - Gourmet food at the Rusty Duck. Meet at Community Center at 3:34 p.m. Leave at 4 p.m. Sign up in Jet Set notebook. Singles welcome. For information, see Pat McGrath.

Monday, June 1 — Line dance class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information, see Roger and Ruth.

Tuesday, June 2 — Clubs and Activities Committee meeting at 10 a.m. to finish the revisions of the rules, regulations and by-laws for clubs and activities. All welcome. For information, see Ethel Kleiner.

Thursday, June 4 — Military Club meeting at 4 p.m. Dinner reservations for Bonefish Grill by June 1. For information, see Hank and Sandy Wojdak.

Thursday, June 4 — Preserved Players (drama group) meet at 10 a.m. in the multipurpose room. All welcome.

Monday, June 8 — Communications Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. For information, see Carol Griffith.

Tuesday, June 9 — Craft Club scrapbook class from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring scissors, ruler, glue stick and your photos. All papers supplied. Free to all residents. Sign-up sheet in craft room. For information, see Ethel Kleiner.

Saturday, June 13 — Family Feud Night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per person. Sponsored by the Aristocrats. For information, see Heather.

Tuesday, July 14 — Open House committee meeting at 10 a.m. in Steve’s old office. All are welcome.

Newspaper and aluminum recycling every Tuesday morning by the On the Level Club. Help these fine folks in their efforts to help the Shriners Hospital for children in Tampa.

Bingo every Tuesday evening for residents and their overnight guests. Cards on sale from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Games start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

‘Til next time, God be willing and the creek don’t rise.

Deej and her husband, Joe, live in Spruce Creek Preserve. To submit news items or announcements leave notices in her library cubby or call her. The Koebbes are listed in the Preserve phone directory.