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Canine Club to host bingo and dogs

By Carol Ann Wheeler

“Bingo and Dogs” is the theme (hot dogs that is, served with all the fixings, plus soda and iced tea). Members of the Canine Club and guests are invited to attend this night of fun on Thursday, July 22, at the Island Club at 6 p.m. Admission will be $1 for members and $2 for guests. Bingo cards will be 10 cents each, plus there will be a 50/50 drawing. RSVP to Marsha at 352-237-1342 or Elsa at 352-291-2458 by this evening, Friday, July 16.

Blood pressure clinic

Oak Run volunteers from the Medical Team will be at the card room on Wednesday, July 21, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. to take blood pressure readings. Do you know what your numbers are? Come find out.

Do You Remember?

Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of the third annual Red Hat Ladies Charity Ball in November, 2008, narrated by Anna Boodee. The program will air following “FYI” daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from July 16 to July 23.

Way Off Broadway

How is music created? Ask Way Off Broadway’s talented technical staff of Nap Auger, Gus Orrego and Frank Viola. They are known as “The Men Who Make Music.” These geniuses, along with a very sophisticated computer, created all the music for Way Off Broadway’s October production of “Call Me Madam.” Appropriate music was not available until these gentlemen plied their magic. The outcome is amazing and you will be able to enjoy it when you attend our performances of “Call Me Madam” on October 22, 23 and 24. (Columnist’s note: I’m sorry I put this item in the wrong file and thus missed informing folks about the Way Off Broadway meeting earlier this week.)

Oak Run Travel

The University of Florida will have their basketball schedule available around Aug. 1, so watch this column for the date and the team they will be playing.

Racing and poker fans should call Bob and Maureen Farulla to get on the trip to the new dog racing facility in St. Petersburg on Saturday, Sept. 25. You can enjoy the poker room and a simulcast of other races while you are there. Price includes lunch, program, bus, and driver’s tip.

Bok Tower Gardens and Concert on Saturday, Nov. 6, will have a concert by the Orlando Symphony Orchestra playing pops and light classics. In addition, you get to see beautiful gardens and eat a great dinner. Call Jack and Eleanor Foggan.

DeBary Hall Historic Site on Wednesday, Oct. 20, has a few seats available due to a cancellation. Call Jan and JoAnn Flickinger. DeBary Hall was the winter retreat of Fredrick DeBary which became a center for hospitality in the 1870’s. Included in the trip will be a guide who will explain the unique amenities of DeBary Hall’s 140-year history. We will eat (on your own) in Sanford at the famous Willow Tree Cafe which is noted for its excellent German food such as sauerbraten, schnitzel, bratwurst, smoked pork loin, spaetzl and apple strudel.

Dade City Zoo on Thursday, Sept. 23, (when the weather will be cooler) has a few seats available. Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer. This is a new trip for us and was highly recommended by several people who have visited there and told us what a great time they had at this zoo and botanical gardens. The price includes the bus, ticket to the zoo, ticket to the museum, and bus driver’s tip.

Royal Oaks Women’s 18 Hole Golf

On Tuesday, July 6, we held our Firecracker Tournament. The game was a scramble with each team being given 48 inches of string. Each team had a pair of scissors and could use some of the string on any green instead of putting the ball. If your team’s best ball was a foot away from the cup, you could measure the distance between your ball and the hole, cut the string at that point and not have to count a stroke. Once you ran out of string you had to count every stroke. Some ladies used them to record a birdie, some a par and some to prevent scoring a bogey. The game was one of strategy and each team played using the string best, as decided by the entire team.

The winners were: First Place - Carol Allison, Salita Timmermeyer, Lynn Houghton and Pat Salberg with a score of 70; Second Place (tie): Joanne Ellis, Mary Kay Frandsen and Claire Pruneau and the team of Elsa Berbig, Janet Tully, Patty Waddell and Joanne Morris with scores of 71.

Royal Oaks Men’s 18 Hole Golf

The results of the Red, White and Blue Special Event, chaired by Dick Blackburn, were e-mailed by Virgil Hein. This has to be a first in ROMGA’S history - everyone of the 43 players received a cash prize and the first six teams received sweeps (money placed in their individual pro shop accounts). First place went to Emmett Dowling, Bruce Stover, Jack Edwards and Art Pruneau. Coming in second were Bob Kocher, Jim Spran, Don Aubrey and John Foutty. Third place was accorded to Jim Lacey, Ralph Lavacca, Joe Paller and Tom Morris. Fourth place finishers were Bill Ellin, Bob Gildea, Larry Soine and Len Green. Fifth place was a tie between the team of Hal Loomis, Keith LeMasters, Bill Start and Dick Berbig and the team of Sam Sample, John Terry, Ed Simnowitz and Mike Madill. The sixth place tie went to the team of Mickey Klein, Al Prachel, Vincent Connolly and Pat Schiavo and the team of Bob Salberg, Chuck Elder, Tom Ducz and Hubie Davis. Seventh place went to Dick Blackburn, Chuck Engel, Dale Wurzburger and the ubiguitous Duke Slayton. Coming in the eight spot were Ken Frandsen, Virgil Hein and Gene Topp. Ninth place, but still not out of the money were Bill Staiger, John O’Neil, Paul Colatruglio, and Ed Latham.

Members are reminded to check the bulletin board, as there may be changes over the summer. Be careful out there, drink plenty of water, use sun screen, stay in the shade, and get those birdies.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

How “low” can you go?? Low in number of putts that is! “Aces Wild” was the game played on July 1. This meant that for every hole which required only 1 putt, the score for that hole was deducted from the total! Several Lady Niners were able to capitalize on this and ended up with really low scores. First place went to Charlotte Green and Cindy Kocher was second. Ilene Simnowitz and Rae Stover tied for third.

The next week, a low number of putts were a “must”. The game played on July 8 was “Disastrous Putting.” This game calls for strokes to be added to your score for every hole which took more than 2 putts. Flight A was won by B. J. Lassiter, and tied for second were Sally Crass and Patty Waddell. Flight B had a tie for first place between Joyce Madill and Diana Schmidt. B. J. Lassiter made a chip-in on hole 17! That’s a good way to not have to worry about the putting!

All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room.

ORWGA Winners

Our ladies’ golf association enjoyed a low net tournament at Spruce Creek CC on July 8. The following winners were announced: Flight A: Marti Babb, Marge Rymarcsuk, and Sue Marentette; Flight B: Joan Klier, June Dickbernd and Annette Carini; Flight C: Tina McCurry, Olive Adler and Marlena Yaich and Flight D: Ruby Shepard, Evelyn Exell and Norma Erickson. “Chip Ins” were won by Olive Adler, Tina McCurry and Sylvia Nagy. Hole #17 was too tough for the ladies that day. No one hit the green to win the “Closest to the Pin” pot. Next week for sure!! Remember to keep hydrated and stay in the shade as much as possible when you’re playing. The heat can be brutal!

Carol Ann’s Corner

My mother used to say that you had to get whatever you needed for summer before Fourth of July or you didn’t stand much of a chance. (Ever try to buy a bathing suit in Ohio in August?) She also started sewing fall clothes about then as well. So I guess things haven’t changed much over the years. In lots of places the merchandise is quickly developing a decidedly more “fallish” look. Hopefully the weather will get with the program and we won’t have these high temperatures as long as we did last year!