This Young Lady Turns 80 on Saturday, September 30th, 2017.

I LOVE THIS WOMAN DEARLY!!  She Begins Her 81st Year on 2017 09 30

This Young Lady, A Very Talented Young Lady, will Celebrate 80 Years of living A Most Enjoyable Life!!  For 61 of those 80 Years, she had the bad luck of being married to “Stan is the Man”.  On the plus side she has given us 5 happy and healthy successful children; 7 Grand Children and 3 Great Grandchildren. 

Lois has contributed a great deal to Shuffleboard; in Florida’s Central District; to the CNSA (Canadian National) and most significantly to the International Shuffleboard Assn.  In recognition of Service to the ISA, Lois was inducted into the ISA Hall of Fame.

Lois recently had some down time in the hospital.  However; she is now up and running, and we  are planning on spending  3 months is Florida’s Sun Shine this winter!!

Loving Husband, Stan McCormack:     2017 09 29.

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FSA WEST COAST DISTRICT begins league play!!!


This Tournament Was an OPEN DOUBLES, The John Brennan Memorial!!  Check it OUT!!  40 Top Notch Shufflers Competed!!  GO HERE TO SEE THE RESULTS!!!

Sent along by the One and Only Stan Bober!!! The West Coast District Webmaster!!  2017 09 29.

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Thames Horizon Club Winds Down For Winter. Hubert Gives His End of Season Thank You!!

Hubert Van Eerd; We Salute You!!

Hubert Van Eerd Speaks: Thames Horizon Shuffle Club Completed the summer shuffle season with a full house of players  on Sept 28/17 { a day filled with a lot of fun} with a barbeque for members and spouses. We had hamburgers hot dogs many salads end desserts.

We played 18 league play days and  4 Mingles/Singles, all very well attended.
We had a very good season again most players are pleased with the set up.  League play before lunch; Hoss Collar after lunch.
Again thanks to all the players and all the people that made this season a success.
Looking forward to next spring so we can do it all over again.
Greetings to all shufflers.
Hubert Van Eerd.   2017 09 29.

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Stan and Lois Relocate!! May be off line temporarily.

Lois and I are moving from Calabogie, ON to Bobcaygeon, ON.  We will commence our move on 2017 09 26, like to-day, and hopefully we will have our furniture and effects into the new residence by Wednesday night.  Sorting and unpacking is “another thing”!!  Some of you may know that Lois was hospitalized for 8 days.  She was released on 2017 09 21, and is now in “recovery mode”.  Positive attitude going forward!!

I am selecting a new Internet Service Provider and accordingly I may be off line  until Thursday, or possibly Friday.  Just talked to them; no service in our residence until Monday????  Will have to go to my sons or the library.

Stan McCormack.  2017 09 26

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The summer’s final shuffleboard tournament was played on the Zephyrhills Shuffle Club’s courts on Monday, September 25th. Earl Ball came away the Pro Champion winning 5 of 6 matches with the only close match being the one he lost on his own bad shot. He tried to remove a disc from the kitchen and not only didn’t do it, he knocked one of his good ones off the board to lose the match but 5 was good enough for victory.
Ron Bodo, Hawthorne, won the Amateur Championship but got away before I could get any details or a picture.

Sent along by Earl Ball With Thanks.  I would like to thank Earl, on behalf of all readers, for his consistent Summer Reporting!! 

Stan McCormack.  2017 09 25.

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Repeated in response to Glenn Monroe’s Comment.  Thanks Glenn.

Consumer Assistance:
It’s Just a Click Away

In the wake of a natural disaster like Hurricane Irma, it is important to know where to turn for help and information. The primary role of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Consumer Services is to protect, inform and empower Florida’s consumers and businesses. The division serves as the state’s clearinghouse for consumer complaints and information, educating consumers and conducting investigations of unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Some of the many tools available to consumers at include:
✓ A-Z Resource Guide: Get directions to the most appropriate agency for assistance with a wide variety of topics.
✓ Business/Complaint Lookup: Search for information about whether a business is properly licensed/ registered and review the company’s complaint history before engaging in business with them.
✓ Check-A-Charity: Search charity licensing and funding information to see how your contribution is being spent.
✓ Education: Find information on common scams and frauds, read or request publications on a variety of consumer related topics, or request a speaker for your next event or meeting.
✓ File a Complaint: File consumer complaints online or download complaint forms.
✓ Florida Do Not Call: Subscribe residential and mobile telephone numbers free of charge to avoid unwanted solicitation calls.
General tips for consumers:
Be skeptical of any unsolicited telephone call, letter or e-mail.
Be wary of anyone requiring payment through money transfer, money order or by sending cash. Purchases made by credit card will allow the consumer the ability to dispute charges.
Get details in writing before signing agreements, sending money or giving financial information.
Check a company’s complaint history at or by calling 800-HELPFLA (435-7352). If the business is regulated by the division, be sure to find out if they are registered.
If you receive a solicitation to contribute to a charity, use “Check-A-Charity” at or call 800-HELPFLA (435-7352) to inquire about the registration status or financial information.

What you need to know
after the storm passes by.

Auto Damage: The Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act requires anyone who is paid to repair motor vehicles owned by other individuals to register with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). The act applies to dealers of new and used cars, trucks and motorcycles; garages; service stations; self-employed persons; truck stops; and paint, body, brake, muffler, transmission, mobile repair and glass shops. The act establishes requirements for estimates and invoices. Review estimates and contracts carefully for language that may assign your insurance policy benefits directly to the repair shop. Click Motor Vehicle Repair for more information.

Charities: Give wisely! All charities soliciting within the state of Florida (excluding religious, educational, political and governmental agencies) are required to register and file financial information with FDACS. Call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or use our online Check-A-Charity tool to find out if a charity is properly registered. You can also find out how much the charity is spending on administration and fundraising and how much money goes to actual programming.

Contractors: Check the license and complaint history of contractors before signing a contract or agreeing to have anyone do work for you. Call the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at (850) 487-1395 or go to Do not sign an “Assignment of Benefits” form for a contractor if you have not been instructed to do so by your insurance company.

File a Complaint: Do you have a complaint about a business? FDACS can help, regardless of whether we regulate the specific industry. Call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or click File a Complaint for assistance.

Food Safety: Discard perishable food that has been stored in temperatures above 41° F for four or more hours. Dispose of any food that has an unusual odor, color or texture or feels warm to the touch. If in doubt, throw it out! Inspect canned foods for damage. Damaged canned food shows swelling, leaking, punctures, holes, fractures, deep rusting, crushing or denting. If flooding occurs, discard any food not in a waterproof container that has come into contact with flood water. Contact your county Department of Health if you suspect that your well may be contaminated.

Fuel: The potential for water-contaminated fuel incidents increase after a considerable storm. If you witness flooding at a station during or immediately following a storm report it to the department so we can have an inspector check the storage tanks for water contamination. Always keep the receipt of purchase and report any possible contaminated fuel incidents to the department immediately.

Generators: Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.

Insurance: Have you received a robocall after the storm regarding your insurance premium? Don’t fall for it. Call your insurance agent to verify any messages you receive about your insurance.

Landlord/Tenant: If you live in a rental property that was damaged by the storm, you need to know your rights and responsibilities and those of your landlord. Visit Landlord/Tenant Law for more information or refer to Florida’s Landlord/Tenant Law, Chapter 83, Part II, Florida Statutes.Price Gouging: Anyone who suspects price gouging should call the Office of the Attorney General at (866) 9NO-SCAM or file a complaint online at

Skimmers: Thieves will take advantage of power outages to install skimming devices. Always check for security measures on the pump and be aware of your surroundings. Look around for possible cameras, or any suspicious equipment that doesn’t belong on the pump. Please remember not all pumps require security tape; some pump systems have internal security. If in doubt, ask the store personal about the pump security. Report any evident signs of tampering or unauthorized access to fuel dispensers to the department.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is the state’s clearinghouse for consumer complaints, information, and protection. Call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832) en Español for more information or visit

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Sent along by the Florida Dept. of Agriculture.  Posted by Stan 2017 09 24.

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