The Beverly Hills Horseshoe Club offers junior players an opportunity to qualify for the annual $500 scholarship just by playing horseshoes. A random drawing is held each year at a Beverly Hills Horseshoe Club tournament for those qualifying. This new method of determining winners was adopted last year to improve all juniors' ability to qualify. This year a drawing will be held at the Beverly Hills Tournament on April 17.
Adults pay $5 more to enter special tournaments supporting the Junior Scholarship Award. Upcoming tournaments specifically supporting the Junior Scholarship Program will be played as follows: Feb. 21, Suwannee Valentine Open Juniors: contact Charlie Thornsburg, 8760 SW 47th Lane, Bell, FL 32619. Call 352-463-6879. Also, March 6, Clearwater Hof B Smith Open Juniors. Contact Ken Jones, 1350 Bay Harbor Dr. No. 103, Palm Harbor, FL 34685. Call 727-365-5472 or Robert Zumbahlen, 727-934-3906.
All adult horseshoe pitchers throughout the state are encouraged to join in supporting these tournaments.
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TOPS 607, Floral City met on Jan. 7 at the Community Building. Vi Van Wie was top loser for the week and received one red strawberry. Top loser for the month was Nancy Richards. She received the fruit basket.
Other awards went to Charlotte Mohr and Jean McMonagle who each received one red strawberry.
Cloe Confer, Lyvelle Palmer, Lorraine McMahon and Anne Smith earned gold strawberries as KOPS in good standing.
Cloe Confer won the TIKI-Tiki. And Vi Van Wie presented a program on dieting do's and dont's.
At the Jan. 14 meeting, Mid Reed was loser of the week and received one red strawberry. Norma Wright received two red strawberries and Elaine Moberly and Jean McMonagle each received one red strawberry. Nancy Richards received a turtle for maintaining the same weight as the week before.
Gold strawberries went to Cloe Confer, Lyvelle Palmer, Lorraine McMahon and Anne Smith earned gold strawberries as KOPS in good standing. The TIKI-TIKI went to Nancy Richards. Donna Gray presented a program on cholesterol.
On Jan. 21, Mid Reed repeated her success of the week before as best loser of the week and was the recipient of three red strawberries. Also receiving recognition were Rose Gleason who received four red strawberries and Charlotte Mohr, Vi Van Wie and Evelyn Blaisdell each received two red strawberries.
Gold strawberries went to Lorraine McMahon and Anne Smith as KOPS members in good standing.
A special slide program was presented by Heather Collins, flight nurse from Tampa General Hospital and Trauma Center.
TOPS 607 meets every Wednesday. Weigh in begins at 8 a.m. The meeting starts at 9. For more information, call 726-8666 or 637-1277.
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Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-H.O.W. is a new 12-step program for anyone who has a meeting disorder. The group meets at noon Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave. in Inverness. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Judi at 726-5882.
NURSING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: The Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to two CMH employees to help them further their nursing education. Both are studying to be registered nurses at Central Florida Community College. Auxiliary members shown standing, from left, are Sara Kelly, scholarship committee chair; Anne Madden; Martha Brent, auxiliary treasurer; Rose Marie Leach, auxiliary secretary; Joan Billings, auxiliary second vice president; June Beckett; Randy Allen, first vice-president; and Iva Puckett, president-elect. Seated, from left, are recipients Cindy Eldredge from Surgery and Melvenia Houston from Diagnostic Imaging.
A SOUND FROM THE NOT SO DISTANT PAST: The Citrus County Chorus of the Highlands "Barbershoppers" entertained the Citrus Hills Women's Club at their January luncheon meeting, held in the Hampton Room of Citrus Hills Country Club. Members and guests were treated to a trip down memory lane by the familiar old songs, sung in four-part harmony. They especially enjoyed the octet "Alligator Eight's' rendition of McNamara's Band. All selections were performed a cappella, with the emcee providing light comedy between the numbers.
RECREATION AND SPORTS
The following people had a Hole-In-One at the Pine Ridge Country Club, Beverly Hills:
+ Ms. Gerd Borneby, Hernando, Jan. 5, Hole No. 15 - 105 yards. Witnessed by Diane Plant, Inverness.
+ Ms. Kay Bruce, Crystal River, Jan. 14, Hole No. 2 - 89 yards. Witnessed by Robert Bruce and Eddy Baron of Crystal River.
+ Ms. Margie Ebbert, Lecanto, Jan. 7, Hole No. 7 - 74 yards. Witnessed by Jackie Reiss of Inverness and El Pierce and Jean Cooking of Beverly Hills.