SLR Koffee Klatch Newsletter
June 28, 2010 (revised)
Coffee and donuts: Bruce and Nancy Balch
Master of Ceremonies: Ed Weirauch
Sound: Bob Lapsley
Deaths: None to Report
Illness: Bob Amick is home from the hospital following successful surgery for a large mass in his colon. Cards may be sent to the local address in the directory.
Max Blackburn is also home from the hospital following successful surgery for a mass in his colon. Cards may be sent to the local address in the directory.
Mickey Hreha is on antibiotics for the infection in his legs. He must rest with his legs elevated above his heart. Claire is on medication for her cold and improving. Cards may be sent to them at the local address in the directory.
Gary and Jean Schevers, former residents are both having problems. Gary broke his leg and Jean has developed a hernia. Cards may be to them at 321 North Lane, Unit 2, Branson West, MO, 65737.
Bob Trombley has a bacterial throat infection. He will be on antibiotics and steroids for the next week to ten days. Cards may be sent to the local address in the directory.
Kay Smith slipped on some ice cubes and fell at home. She was taken to Lake Wales Medical Center where they splint her leg and kept her for a while. Cards may be sent to the local address in the directory.
Sharon Fox is undergoing tests at a hospital in Indiana. Cards may be sent to the northern address in the directory.
Please remember our Saddlebag friends with prayers, cards and phone calls.
Lois Lapsley - Saddlebag Sunshine Lady
696-1111, email address: email@example.com
23 Blue Quill
And now for the Good News:
Birthdays: Sue Beagle, Nan Amick
Leaving: Al and Donna Luchenbill, Darrell Slagle, and Lorraine Kobierecki
Guests/Visitors: A lady from Kennebunk Port , Maine
New Owners: None
Our water level this morning is 100 feet 10 and 1/2 inches. Last Week our water level was 100 feet 9 inches. Up from last Week, 1 and 1/2 inches.
Travel: A good chance to visit the Panama Canal without the expense of a “Panama Canal Cruise".
It's on the Carnival Freedom, which leaves port out of Fort Lauderdale, 8 days with 4 full days at sea. Ports of Call: Cozumel, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, and Panama. Great if you want to really relax! I wasn't going to plan anything for 2011, but this one looks great! February 12-20. For further info, contact me at
SLR Church: July 14 at 6PM. An Ice Cream social. Bring your bowl and spoon and make your own sundae.
Library: The library is open on Monday's right after Koffee Klatch from 10AM to 12 PM.
Post Office: Summer hours are 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
Grannies Attic: Open all summer on Mondays from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Name Tag: Please wear it if you have one.
Dominoes: For anyone that would like to play, they meet in the Annex on Wednesday at 1PM. This is Mexican train dominoes. Contact Martha Woodruff for more information.
Potluck: Every Friday, with Happy Hour at 4PM and dinner at 5PM. Please bring a generous dish to pass.
Lending Locker: Bruce and Nancy Balch, Al and Donna Luchenbill have offered to help during the summer.
After being contacted by many Saddlebaggers, Bob Staib has reconsidered his decision not to finance a new Saddlebag Internet system. Bob and his wife, Virginia, created a new subsidiary (KCnet) to her KioskCenters LLC corporation. Bob has received permission from the Saddlebag Board and KCnet has already started installation of the new system on the SLR owned towers. The CHUG Room, the Annex, Poolside, and the Clubhouse now have free internet for use by all Saddlebagers. Internet service has been installed at the SLR office and the SLR maintenance office so the business of the Resort can continue unimpeded. New antennas have been installed on the Annex "tower" and are now able to feed all old LWW subscribers in the Silversides/Silver Doctor area. Next weekend new antennas will be installed on the Bathhouse Tower to feed the back of the resort. In two weeks we are going to remove everything off of the Office Tower and rebuild it. Two new high speed internet feeds are being installed during July and early August (yes we will have a backup in case one goes down). Service will be free during the testing phase. Commercial service will start on or before September 1 and will cost approximately $40/mo per subscriber address depending on the length of your subscription period. More on this later. Right now we are concentrating on getting old LWW customers back on the internet. While the new system is theoretically compatible with the old LWW antennas, we have found that some of the old antennas either do not work or work very poorly. We have a new much better antenna available for $90.00 and we have had to replace the old antenna in about 50% of the installations in order to get a first class signal. The new WiFi system has the capacity to serve every home in Saddlebag with much extra capacity. When LWW closed their doors there were 153 paying subscribers and about 300 more who were "borrowing" a signal from someone else. The new system will require agreeing to a contract stipulating that you will NOT share service with other third party users. More information will be available as soon as the new installation is complete and we are ready to re-subscribe oldLWW users and add any new users who desire service As the number of subscribers builds we hope to be able to lower the monthly fee The costs are known, the only issue in question is the number of users over which the costs must be spread. This is why non-paying subscribers are so unfair and cannot be tolerated.
Internet speeds will be several times faster than in the past and service will be "un-metered", i.e., you can use as much as you want with a few restrictions (hosting commercial websites, and file-torrents will not be allowed as they both use huge amounts of bandwidth that should be available to your fellow Saddlebaggers, not hogged by one user). Exact numbers will be available as soon as testing is finished. More later.
This morning was just a rehash from past reports, with the exception of the question, is our flags properly displayed . Yes they are and by the federal rules and regulations.
This newsletter is intended to inform everyone with an email address about what is happening here in SLR during the summer. If you know of someone who is not receiving this newsletter, it can still be read on the website: http://saddlebaglakeresort.net. You must Log-In to get the Koffee Klatch, on the left hand side of the screen, After log-in, and clicking on Koffee Klatch, the latest newsletter will be on the screen. All of the past newsletters will also be there. Just click on the date you want to read.
Until next week: Best Wishes, and God Bless. Anyone having any comments, observations, or email address changes, please email Bob Trombley at firstname.lastname@example.org.