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Jack Murray is living his dream in the fast lane. Gentlemen, start your engines! Bentwater resident Jack Murray is doing just that. Tune into NBC Sports Channel as he showcases his “need for speed” in the Pirelli World Challenge Racing Series.

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President Melanie Gonzales Vice President Terry Bowie

Secretary/Treasurer David Regenbaum

PUBLISHER Patrick Wagener 936.228.3151 patrick@n2pub.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Amy Barnett

Gene Colbert John Joseph

PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Lindsay Wagener

Pat Waycaster

EDITOR Dawn M. Cleboski

Bruce Sellers Jeff Boies

General Manager: Dawn M. Cleboski

CREATIVE TEAM Christie Joyce Diana Graham Justine Thompson

Asst. to General Manager/Compliance Officer: Geri Beiriger Operations Manager: Robert Yetter

Director Entrance Department: Barry Gresham

Human Resources/Accounting Manager: Tommy Hunter

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Receptionist: Martha Sullivan

Maintenance Supervisor: Randy Broyles

Landscape/irrigation Manager: John Whitt

Financial Services Manager: Lane Ferguson

I M P O R TA N T P H O N E N U M B E R S Bentwater Information Center 936.597.5700

Waste Management. Toll Free 1.800.553.1902

Bentwater Country Club 936.597.6219

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AMI 713.932.1122 Entrance Department 936.597.4190 Golf Shop 936.597.6224 Bentwater Marina 936.597.2556 Bentwater Sports Club and Fitness Center 936.597.2260 Tennis Center 936.597.6225 Property Owners Assoc. 936.597.5532

www.morrisbuilders.com

State of Texas Poison Control Center 1.800.222.1222 Montgomery County Civil Defense 936.760.6964 Montgomery County Fire Station #55: Non-emergency 936.597.5544 or 936.597.4455 Montgomery County Health Department 713.767.3000 or 936.539.7839

UTIL ITIES

Montgomery County Sheriff 936.760.5800

Sudden Link Cable 877.423.2743

HOS P ITA L S

Entergy 1.800.ENTERGY (1.800.368.3749)

Conroe Regional Medical Center: 936.539.1111 or 1.888.MED.CNTR (633.2687)

Hayes Utility Company 936.588.1166 Center Point Energy Entex 1.800.752.8036 Consolidated Communications 1.866.989.2255

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands 281.364.2300 St Luke’s The Woodlands 936.266.2000

DISCLAIMER: N2 Publishing is not affiliated with or contracted by the Bentwater POA (the “Association”). This publication, including the content of articles and advertisements contained herein, is not authorized or endorsed by the Association. Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within the Bentwater Life magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE: When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication.


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This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring Bentwater Life. These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood and make this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting Bentwater! * indicates Bentwater resident.

AMUSEMENT PARKS / FAMILY Schlitterbahn Waterparks (936) 228-3151 www.schlitterbahn.com ANTI-AGING LAKE AREA AGE MANAGEMENT (936) 293-1188 CHIROPRACTIC * Rodgers.Stein Chiropractic Center (936) 441-9990 www.rodgerssteinchiropractic.com CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS * Brand R Construction (936) 449-4105 * Brooks Harris Custom Homes (832) 592-9533 www.brooksharris.com * Morris Builders (936) 597-5441 www.morrisbuilders.com

Creative Castles, Inc (936) 449-4306 www.creativecastlesinc.com David Norwood Construction LLC (281) 793-7401 www.davidnorwoodhomes.com TRENDMAKER HOMES (281) 675-3200 WWW.TRENDMAKERHOMES.COM DENTISTRY Conroe Dental Health & Cosmetic Center (936) 756-8115 www.drlegg.com DOCTOR - DIGESTIVE HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON DIGESTIVE DISEASE CONSULTANTS (281) 323-3162 GREATERHOUSTONDDC.COM EMERGENCY SERVICES PHYSICIANS ER (936) 856-1100 PHYSICIANS ER.NET

EYE CARE Cameron Optical (936) 448-1200 www.cameronoptical.com FUNERAL SERVICES * Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home (936) 597-7300 www.shmfh.com GOLF CARTS AND ECARS CONROE GOLF CARS (936) 521-2572 WWW.CONROEGOLFCARS.COM HAIR SALON & MAKEUP * GODDESS HAIR & MAKE UP SALON INC ALEXANDRA HICKS (713) 876-2398 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING EASCO (936) 295-3333 EASCOAIR.COM

HOME IMPROVEMENT / RENOVATIONS * Rikman Services (936) 755-4660 www.rikmanservices.com HOSPITALS / HEALTH CARE CONROE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (936) 539-7698 www.conroeregional.com INTERIOR DESIGN & ACCESSORIES Home Staged - Home Sold (713) 582-1882 homesstaged-homesold.com LASER & SKIN CARE STONE CREEK WELLNESS CENTER (936) 582-4555 STONECREEKWELLNESS.COM LAWN & GARDEN DESIGN / BUILD LANDSCAPING * Innovative Outdoors (936) 494-9183

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LIGHTINGLANDSCAPE / OUTDOOR Houston Lightscapes (713) 466-0066 LOUVERS AND BLINDS THE LOUVER SHOP (713) 206-0712 THELOUVERSHOP.COM MEDICAL AESTHETICS STONE CREEK WELLNESS CENTER (936) 582-4555 STONECREEKWELLNESS.COM MORTGAGE FINANCING CRITERION MORTGAGE (281) 825-4117 CRITERIONMORTGAGE.COM

NAIL SALON Tender Touch III (281) 760-9695

McKenzie B.B.Q (936) 539-4300 www.mckenziebarbeque.com

PEST CONTROL Bug Stoppers (281) 363-3000 www.bugstopperspest.com

THE TOASTED YOLK (936) 828-3944 THE TOASTEDYOLK.COM

REAL ESTATE SALES Bentwater Sales Corporation (936) 449-5700 www.bentwater.com REMODELING / HOME IMPROVEMENT Creative Castles, Inc (936) 449-4306 www.creativecastlesinc.com RESTAURANT * Uncle Bobs Sauces (936) 537-0577 www.unclebobssauces.com

SPA & SALON Xanadu Salon & Spa (832) 922-8752 www.xanadusalontx.com TRAVEL AGENCY OMEGA TRAVEL (281) 363-3659 OMEGATRAVELUSA.COM TREE SERVICES Abraham Custom Professional Tree Srevice (281) 733-7406 www.abrahamstrees.net

VETERINARIAN Lake Conroe Veterinary Group PC (936) 582-4223 www.lakeconroevet.com WELLNESS STONE CREEK WELLNESS CENTER (936) 582-4555 STONECREEKWELLNESS.COM

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CIVIC ASSOCIATION Household Chemical and Paint Disposal – Saturday, August 17

They will resume regular meetings next month and will likely have a lot of catching up to do! During the September meeting, Linda Godfrey will be the gracious hostess and share her antiques. If you would like to join the group, bring a guest or have any questions, please contact Lynn Guilbault at 936.597.8851 or by email at lynnlake@consolidated.net.

Chris Uzelmeier helped share the Beauty of Bentwater with the entire Houston area when he sent this photo of a Bentwater sunset to KPRC Meteorologist Anthony Yanez. Anthony showed the amazing photo on the Channel 2 morning show.

Dave Clements snapped this beautiful photo. It’s something he had never seen growing in Bentwater.

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Our Antique Friends are taking a break from their group shopping trips this summer, but we’re pretty sure they are still finding the time to sneak into nifty shops and find some amazing treasures.

Tyler McRae, Age 10 and entering the fourth grade, and his dad, Jeff McRae, out for a ride in the neighborhood, taking time to be together

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Beauty OF BENTWATER

The Bentwater Civic Association (BCA) holds three recycling and waste disposal events each year, providing Bentwater residents a safe and environmentally correct way to get rid of materials that MUD 18 trash services will not otherwise take. Earlier this year the BCA co-sponsored with the Bentwater Marina an “Auto, Waste and Electronic Recycling” event. In total there were 107 Bentwater residents who recycled more than four tons of materials. The second recycle event was the mid-spring “Document and Paper Shredding” event where the residents were provided a convenient way to shred documents. More than 142 residents watched five tons of paper be destroyed. The third recycling event is the “Household Chemical and Paint Disposal” event to be held on Saturday, August 17 at the North Shore Church parking lot from 10 am to 2 pm. This is the most requested of the three events as it seems many of us have paint cans and old household chemicals that need disposal in a safe manner.

NO open containers and a FEE is charged for disposal of accepted items. We will accept the following items:

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pool chemicals herbicides pesticides fertilizers

Paint Products No open containers please

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oil based paint latex paint stains & varnish spray paint turpentine & solvents craft & hobby chemicals

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cleansers & polishes degreasers drain cleaners compact fluorescent bulbs

The BCA will transport collected materials to the Montgomery County Pct. 3 Recycling and Reuse Center. Precinct 3 does not charge by the number of containers. The amount of product in each

container is determined at the collection site as it is unloaded. The charge is: 0 to 5 gallons = $10.00 6 to 10 gallons = $20.00 Fees are payable by CASH only. Otherwise, disposal of leftover household chemicals and paint can be done every Wednesday and third Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except on County holidays at Precinct 3 Household Chemical Waste Facility at 1122 Pruitt Road, Spring, TX 77380. Call 281367-7283 for more information. Bring your household chemicals and paint to us on Saturday August 17th and we will save you the trip to The Woodlands. MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED:

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Ammunition Explosives Medical waste Radioactive materials Smoke detectors PCB Dioxins Business waste


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Bentwater Ladies “Hat of Choice” today is the golf hat. They are made of very different fabrics, including lace, and many sparkle with faux jewels and fancy little ball markers clipped to the brim. Through the centuries hats have been worn for reli-

First Lady Jackie Kennedy made the little pill box hat famous. Women have always been innovative when it comes to fashion and the hat is just one example of how each generation’s tastes and styles change. Many changes have taken place in the past 20 years! To celebrate all of the accomplishments and memories of BLO, you won’t want to miss the fabulous 20th Anniversary Gala, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby,” on September 21 at the Yacht Club. The event starts at 7 pm. Contact Alice Bradley, gala chairperson, at 713-

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HATS OFF to Bentwater Ladies Organization – Congratulations on 20 amazing years! gious purposes, protection, identification, comfort, fashion and safety. Colleges, military, firefighters, police officers and many other organizations have regulations and are recognizable by their hats.

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What better way to promote a very special event such as the 20th Anniversary Gala, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby,” scheduled September 21 at the Yacht Club, than by wearing a hat? Several members at a recent Bentwater Ladies Organization luncheon were observed wearing hats for publicity. Just like women, hats have come a long way! The styles have changed but are all still hats. One lady had on a frilly round hat featuring a featherlike plume while another lady wore a derby.

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542-1232 or Phyllis Prange at vhprange@ aol.com for tickets. Bentwater Ladies Organization will also resume its regular meetings after the summer break. The Fall Frenzy begins at 10 am on September 5, with a Membership Drive Coffee at the home of Carla Cook. It is for all residents new to Bentwater in the past year. If you do not receive an invitation or need directions, please call 936-597-9238. You will need to register to attend the BLO luncheon on September 9, which will be held at 11:15 am at the Yacht Club. The special guest is Ms. Lindsey Morgan, daughter of Alice and Ed Bradley. Morgan will tell about her role on the popular daytime television show, General Hospital.

The Bentwater Scholarship Endowment Fund, established with a generous $100,000 anonymous seed donation, is for the benefit of Bentwater employees and/or dependents established with Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and Lone Star College System (LSCS) on behalf of Bentwater Property Owners. Apply through: www.Shsu.edu and click on MY SAM - on the student tab, under financial aid, select ScholarX.

Note that you are applying for a Bentwater scholarship. Additional donations may be made at any time: o Checks made to SHSU; memo line “Bentwater Scholarship” o Mail to: Sam Houston State University P.O. Box 2537 Huntsville, Texas 77341-2537

BODY BUILDER

Bentwater Teen Wins Championship Shane Binding, a Bentwater resident took three trophies in the National Gym Association (NGA) Jimmy Coby Classic held in Longview, Texas on June 8. The event is sanctioned by the NGA and is a drug tested NGA Tier 1 Regional event. Shane entered and won Bentwater Teen Body Builder, Shane Binding the Teen Division, the Light Weight Novice Division and the Overall Championship for all Novice Divisions. This sport requires a strict workout and diet regimen. Shane is a sophomore at Lone Star College Montgomery studying physical therapy and nutrition. This is Shane’s second year for the competition and his hard work paid off with him winning it all! Way to go Shane!

Bentwater Yacht & Country Club General Manager John Stebbins, burning the midnight oil

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L to R: Hosts Karen and Ray Solcher, General Manager Bentwater POA and Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Board Member Dawn Cleboski, Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Deputy/Crime Stoppers Unit Brandy Collins

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Crime Stoppers First Community Awareness Event held at Bentwater was a huge success!

entwater homeowners, elected officials, representatives from Montgomery law enforcement agencies and guests recently gathered at the Bentwater private island residence of Karen and Ray Solcher for an event to encourage increased awareness of the various programs offered by Montgomery County Crime Stoppers. The event was attended by Crime Stoppers Chair Charles Costenbader, Board Members Dawn Cleboski, Monette Smith, Karla Carter, Jon Dumas, Renell Pedigo and Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Deputy/Crime Stopper Coordinator Brandy Collins. One sponsor in attendance was L. C. Wilson, representing Anadarko. Long term supporters of Crime Stoppers events are Woodforest Bank, Tyco Integrated Security, GE, Rockland Capital, PR Marketings, Chevron Phillips, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Kroger, HEB and Shrieve. The Wine & Cheese Reception was sponsored by Jasper’s of The Woodlands and the Crescent Moon Wine Bar located in Spring.

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L to R: L. C. Wilson with Anadarko and Monette Smith, who is Editor of review it magazine and Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Board Member.

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Montgomery Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization with a goal of keeping Montgomery County a safe place to live, work and play. Its mission is to assist and support local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in gathering information obtained through local citizenship and the news media. Montgomery County Crime Stoppers operates a 24 – hour tip line. It is answered 365 days a year, allowing citizens to remain anonymous. Cash rewards are available if the information leads to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. In the past years Montgomery County Crime Stoppers has been recognized for its success, having received several state awards. In addition to the criminal apprehension program, Montgomery County Crime Stoppers has a partnership with the Conroe Independent School District Police Department, which facilitates the Safe Schools KID CHAT program. This program provides school children with a phone number to call with any informa-

L to R: Charles Costenbader, Chair, Montgomery County Crime Stoppers; Detective Scott Davis, Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office; Leonard Rauch, Bentwater Homeowner, founder of Houston Astros and former Chair of Texas Higher Education Board

Staff of Jasper’s in The Woodlands, who donated hors d’ oeuvres and canapés to the Crime Stoppers event. L to R: Lance Criswell, Ruben Campos, Lindsey Rollins, Chris Hannon

tion regarding any type of crime or offense occurring within a school campus or surrounding area. The program has experienced great success in clearing drug related offenses, resulting in the greatly reduced presence of drugs within our schools.

ner following the tournament. Last year, Texas State Governor Rick Perry and other dignitaries attended and have again been invited. For more information on the tournament and Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, visit www.montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org. Chicago Bridge & Iron is the sponsor of the golf tournament.

Montgomery County Crime Stoppers now operates an Animal Cruelty Reward program which allows the public to call a tip line to report any information involving animal abuse. Cash rewards are offered for information resulting in the prosecution of animal abuse criminals. Crime Stoppers funds its operations through donations and sponsorships. The organization is led by a board of members that works on a volunteer basis. Crime Stoppers’ goal is to continue creating awareness throughout the county. Montgomery County Crime Stoppers will be hosting other events in the future including its annual golf tournament. This 2013 event will be held at The Woodlands Country Club on the Tournament Course (Millglen) on Monday, October 28, with Michael Thornton, Medal of Honor recipient and Bentwater property owner, as the guest of honor and speaker at the din-


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Dress Code

Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Effective August 1, 2013 Dress Code Concept and Summary

Bentwater Yacht and Country Club aims to provide an environment that is comfortable to everyone and enhances the overall experience of being part of a fine, private club.

and approach the knee with normal movement. Shorts, hats, shirts without collars (for men), denim, pool/beach sandals and tennis/jogging/fitness type shoes are not allowed.

The purpose of the Bentwater dress code is to provide Members and their guests with a guide to appropriate dress when visiting Bentwater Yacht and Country Club.

Fitness Center, Day Spa and Racquet Club: Warm-up suits, bicycle shorts, spandex, athletic or jogging shorts and appropriate tennis attire are acceptable.

Dress Code in Specific Club Areas:

Golf Course: Traditional golf attire: slacks, Capri pants, Bermuda shorts, modest skirts with a tucked in shirt or top and collared shirts including turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks. Short shorts, cutoffs, denim jeans, tank tops, midriff tops, bathing suits, warm-ups and t-shirts are not allowed.

Crescent Grill Room: Traditional golf/casual attire is permitted at all times. Warm-up suits and appropriate tennis and workout attire are permitted. Pool attire with a cover-up is not allowed unless picking up a to-go order. Country Club and Yacht Club Main Dining Rooms: Traditional golf/casual attire is permitted. Skirts or dresses must be modest

Pool Dress Code: Bathing suits and pool footwear are acceptable only at the pool facilities. Cover-ups shall be worn to and from pool areas.

“It’s yachting, not cruising” 281- 363-3659

Only 112 Guests 95 Award-Winning Crew 5-Star Cuisine Inclusive Fares

Enjoy the difference.


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What a beautiful ring. HE WENT TO JARED’S!

LOVE – LOVE – LOVE! Noted educational author with 25 books under his belt, Dr. Frederick Lunenburg, Professor of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston University, recently announced his engagement to Melody Entrikin, a teacher with Willis Independent School District. They met at a coffee shop at SHSU and found out how much they have in common, i.e., they both are from New

L to R: Kevin Hickey (although a fan, he is no kin the famous Jim Hickey, pitching coach for Tampa Bay Rays), Tom San Miguel, Jorge Caez and Tom San Miguel, Sr. Tom, a Bentwater property owner, jokingly stated he invited this group to spend some quality time with him and the level of quality has yet to be determined. Engaged couple, Melody Entrikin and Bentwater homeowner, Dr. Frederick Lunenburg

Jersey; his parents are from Holland, she lived in Holland; he was born in New Orleans, she lived in Louisiana, and the common threads continue. They plan to live happily ever after in Bentwater… Just like you! THIS IS THE LIFE!

Ron Dupre, Joe Montalbano and Dick McBride take time out for a photo before admiring the shots they each had on Miller 13 – Par 3 where two were very close to the pin and one was just shy of the green and had a great chip shot. Ahhhhh, this is the way a summer day is supposed to be.


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FASCINATING

PEOPLE of Bentwater

Julie Rodriguez Contributed by Bentwater Resident Chris Uzelmeier

Grit. Determination. Persistence. Self-reliance. “Never give up” attitude. Positive aggression. Risk-taker.

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Julie and husband, Roger

These are the attributes that propelled Julie Rodriguez from an entry level position in her father’s company to becoming a highly successful president/CEO/owner of the company.

Shortly after finishing high school, Julie started working for her father as a receptionist at Epic Divers, an underwater construction and maintenance company supporting the oil and gas industry. She soon realized that she was capable of much more and attended a community college to learn and assume bookkeeping responsibilities for Epic. Over the intervening years, not out of want, but out of need, Julie familiarized herself and took responsibility for all other aspects of the company:

operations, inventory, equipment, transportation, etc. She is particularly proud of being able to handle sales calls and contract negotiations in such a male-dominated industry. Epic Divers was a small company when she began working with her father and it grew through the late 70’s and early 80’s until the economy turned sour in 1984. Business decreased and her father was forced to lay off all the employees. Julie continued working without compensation during this period so her father could continue until business turned around. This was her first lesson in survival. Gradually, the company again recovered to the point where it was doing about $1 million in revenue. In 1991 her father wanted to sell the company. The night before selling to an interested buyer, Julie proposed to her father that she buy the company, since the prospective outside buyer did not intend to include her in his plans. Her father response was, “I was waiting for you to ask!” Julie financed the sale principally via a 10-year note with her father at market price along with supplemental bank financing. Epic did so well under Julie’s leadership that she was able to pay off her father’s loan in 23 months. Failure was not an option; there was no way that Julie would jeopardize her father’s retirement years. A defining moment occurred in 1994. An Epic employee, Pat Walker, was killed when a high pressure pipe exploded underwater. This became her second lesson in survival - dealing with the death of an employee and friend. Julie then realized that Epic’s safety policies and procedures had to be more than just books on a shelf; they had to be a way of life. She knew the perfect person to lead such an effort - her husband, Roger, whose background was as a quality engineer in the nuclear power industry. His team developed a safety and quality program that became recognized by Epic’s customers as the industry standard. In every cloud there is a silver lining. Pat Walkers’ death would not be in vain, and it will never be forgotten.

Julie Rodriguez outside her beautiful Bentwater home

In 1998 Julie launched the marine division of her company, Epic Marine, by acquiring seven dive support vessels. It was risky to take on 20 times the original debt, but it proved very successful and became her third lesson in survival: “grow or go home”. In 2006 Julie sold the Epic Companies to Tetra Technologies. Epic had grown into a $100 million company; Julie continued working for Tetra as President of Epic for another three and a half years following the sale. She has received numerous business and community awards over the years, including the 1999 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for emerging businesses; Chevron/Texaco’s Supplier of the Year; and Fast Company Magazine’s 25 Women of the Year. Julie married Roger in 1978 and had three children. Julie was able to balance the roles of mother and corporate executive very well and grow through adversity. Roger and Julie have now retired to their magnificent home at the southern tip of Benthaven Island. Julie enjoys golf, painting, entertaining and being with her family and many friends. She wishes to thank two very dear friends, Paul and Shirley Rabuck, for introducing her and Roger to Bentwater.


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GOLF CARTS

Requires current permit from the Country Club and licensed driver Bentwater’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions reads, in part: “The only motorized vehicles allowed on the roads and street easements in the Subdivision shall be golf carts with a current permit issued by the Bentwater Country Club” and further, “Vehicles, regardless of type, may only be operated by individuals holding a current driver’s license valid in the State of Texas.”

garden club Garden Club members have been taking a break from their regular meetings this summer, but you can bet they’ve been putting their green thumbs to good use. After taking a break during the hot summer months, the Garden Club will

Any violation of the rules may result in a sanction by the Association of one or more of the following: A. Warning of a violation B. Fines charged to the owner for the violation: 1. First violation $100.00 2. Second violation $500.00 3 Each occurrence thereafter $500.00

meet again next month on Thursday, September 5. Membership dues for the Bentwater Garden Club are only $15.00 per year and new members are always welcome. Contact Pat Edwards at 936-449-6139

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713-582-1882

Diane@homestaged-homesold.com www.homestaged-homesold.com

or patriceedwards46@gmail.com for more information.

C. If the owner continues to violate the rules after the imposition of the fines as stated above, the Association may then revoke the golf cart permit for up to 60 days or, in the case of continued violations after the initial suspension, permanently prohibit the owner from using a golf cart on the streets within Bentwater®. Bentwater property owner John Ward in his golf cart with the appropriate permit pursuant to the deed restrictions. His friend and golfing bud, Ron Marshall, is shown in the background.

The registered owner is responsible for the golf cart, whether or not they are present during reported infractions.

GOLF SHOP

GOODIES Bentwater Golf Shop staff Brenna Parker and Cody Clark show off some of the new goodies in the golf shop and there are loads more!


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General Manager's Dear Property Owner:

When you decided to call Bentwater home, you expected to live in a beautiful neighborhood that offers fun-filled activities and a quiet, breathtaking landscape. It is the goal of the POA to let all residents know that they can help maintain the lifestyle and atmosphere Bentwater is known for. When we all work together, property values are enhanced and potential buyers are more attracted to the pristine look and high standards of our community.

POA General Manager Dawn Cleboski

Restrictions you need to know and adhere to daily:

Discover Healthy Aging! The aging process is inevitable... the changes don’t have to be!

• Storage of vehicles – Your garage spaces should be utilized to store your vehicles. Parking in your driveway should only pertain to additional vehicles with Bentwater decals above the allotted amount for the garage. Your vehicles with Bentwater decals should never be parked in the street. Guests may park their vehicles in the street, next to the curb, only when there is not enough room for them to be parked in your driveway.

• Landscaping and Lawns – Should be well maintained. • Pets – There is a leash law in Montgomery County as well as a leash policy in Bentwater. Ensure your pet remains contained on your property, and if off property, should be leashed at all times. As a responsible pet owner and neighbor, take appropriate steps to refrain your dog from barking and causing a nuisance to those around you. Please pick up after your pet. When you are not home, your pet should be kept inside your home.

Kelly Manos and staff did a fantastic job recording the scores, winners and club team winners in record setting time while the ladies enjoyed a very tasty meal.

• Loss of Skin Tone • Sleep Disorders • Depression and Stress

You may have low T (Testosterone) or low Estrogen levels. Bioidentical Hormones may be your answer!

Beautiful Bentwater women – Dressed to a tee! - Fashion Conscious Golfers Bentwater Ladies Golf Association members, beautifully dressed, recently hosted the Northwood Interclub Tournament.

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Let’s continue to work together in protecting, preserving and enhancing our beautiful Bentwater. THIS IS THE LIFE! Best Regards, Dawn Cleboski

Despite the heat, the ladies looked great and they and the guests enjoyed an energizing game of golf and a delicious lunch!

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Deed Restrictions cover a multitude of additional issues of which you may not be aware. There are more than 100 sections in Bentwater, each with its own set of restrictions. If you do not have a copy of the restrictions for your section, you may wish to purchase a copy from our office. The copying fee is $20. The POA will take appropriate action when a deed restriction is violated.

2013 Northwood Interclub hosted by Bentwater included more than 120 ladies.

GOLF – LGA INTERCLUB

• Trash Cans/Recycling bins – Should be returned to their storage location, out of public and neighbor’s view, as soon as the trash is picked up; they should not be left on the street.

• Weight Gain • Loss of Muscle Mass • Loss of Sex Drive

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2013 Northwood Interclub hosted by Bentwater included more than 120 ladies.

• Golf carts – Golf carts must have a current permit issued by the Bentwater® Country Club and may only be operated by individuals holding a current drivers’ license valid in the State of Texas.

Do you experience any of the following?

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Now Hiring Experienced Stylists!

Roland Cole, Bentwater Director of Facilities and Maintenance

Meet Roland Cole,

DIRECTOR OF BENTWATER YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE!

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Ladies placing their bets on the winning Shoot Out teams

1st Flight winners: 1st gross -Marlene Summers/Stacy Denis, 2nd Gross- Susan Davidson/Marion Nojek | 1st Flight winners: 1st net - Diana Henigan/Kathie Sims, 2nd Net- Sally Edmonds/Katie Higby | 1st Flight winners: 3rd Gross - Sissy Davies/ Mary Ann Everson, 3rd Net - Donna Moore/Lesley McBride

More ladies waiting anxiously for Shoot Out results

Second Flight winners: 1st Gross - Thelma Miller/Betty Porter, 2nd Gross- Jerrie Stewart/Barbara Bergman (not pictured) | 1st Net- Nancy Owens/Joy Spears, 2nd net- Cindy Reaves/Gretchen Van Beers | 3rd Gross - Dottie Keith/Christine Kinlead, 3rd Net- Brenda Candalet/Jane Woods

Lou Ann Moczarski and Debbie Glass, who was happy to come back to visit Bentwater

Closest to Pins winners = #3 = Joi Scudder, # 8 (HOLE IN ONE $5000) Jerrie Stewart, #14 Jean Osburn , #17 Liz Jones | Second Day = #3 = Judi George, #8 =Mary Lou McElliogtt, #14 Sissy Davies, #17 Dana Stroop

Shoot Out winners and Runner up: Liz Jones/Deb Yarbrough and Jerrie Stewart/Barbara Bergman | Kelly Manos Director of Golf with staff: Greg Buckner and Jonathan Staton

Tom Lopez and Broc Raymond posting fight assignments at the Yacht Club dinner Thursday night

Bentwater Tom Lopez giving instructions to ladies after a fabulous breakfast

Kelly Olson, Caroline La Vois and Rhonda Gaskamp handing out drink tickets and selling raffle tickets

4th Flight winners: 1st Gross- Debbie Banta/Sonia Garcia, 2nd Gross- Debbie Glass/LouAnn Moczarski | 1st Net - Claudia Riedlinger/Sissy Menninger, 2nd Net- Sandy Barton/Anne Viault | 3rd Gross - Julie Blackburn/ Trisha Yancy, 3rd Net- Faye Powell/Maria Louise Locht

Ladies enjoying a wonderful meal and fellowship at the Yacht Club.

Winner of $5000 close to Pin on #8 W is Jerrie Stewart

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3rd Flight winners:1st Gross- Kelly Olson/Jo Miller Bamonte, 2nd Gross - Katie Tucker/Sandi Belt | 1st Net- Liz Jones/Deb Yarbrough, 2nd Net- Janet Carr/Barbara Eilers

Kelly Olson, Chairlady for this event, did a great job. The players really enjoyed the three days at Bentwater

GOLF – LGA INVITATIONAL It was an exciting day of golf, food, fun and friendly wagers as the Ladies Golf Association hosted the always exciting LGA Invitational. Congratulations to all the winners!

Ladies enjoying the Yacht club before dinner

3rd Gross - Sandy Eiland/Kathy Lekas (not pictured), 3rd Net- Donna Hagan/ Pauline Lloyd continued...


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Health Care

SEMINAR Hosted by BCA 5th Flight winners: 1st Gross- Karen Walker/Judy George, 2nd gross - Margaret Sharp/Joyce Bareflied | 1st Net - MaryLou McElligott/Audrey Odom, 2nd Net Judy Harris/Linda Reading | 3rd Gross - Terry Fisher/Jean Osborn, 3rd Net - Carol Cecchini/Elaine Benefict

4th Flight: 3rd place Gross- Julie Blackburn/Trisha Yancy, 3rd place Net- Faye Powell/Maria Louise Locht

SHOOT OUT WINNERS = LIZ JONES/DEB YARBROUGH Picture with Kelly Manos, Director of Golf and staff/ Greg Buckner, Jonathan Staton, Broc Raymond

Shoot Out winners and runner up: Liz Jones/Deb Yarbrough winners and Jerrie Stewart/Barbara Bergman (runner up)

SHERIFF’S REPORT The Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office responded to thirteen alarms, two disturbance calls and two cases of criminal mischief in the month of May.

of a control board. Another case documented that two lamps at the front of a driveway were knocked over and broken.

The criminal mischief included ripped wires from a boat and theft

Please help your neighbors keep an eye out for suspicious criminal activity.

Waiting for Shoot Out results while enjoying a nice lunch and refreshments

A Health Care Seminar will be presented by Bentwater Civic Association (BCA) on Thursday, September 12, at the Yacht Club at 7 pm. It will address the impact of the Affordable Health Care Act (Obama Care) which is in the process of being implemented, as well as documents (Wills, Advanced Medi-

cal Directives and Medical Powers of Attorney, etc.) to have in place in order to guide health care decisions and/or treatments. Look for more details in the next issue of Bentwater Life. If you desire any additional information at this time, please contact Michael Kove at 597-5484.


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Lake Conroe

ASSOCIATION Heat

HAZARDS

Keep Zebra Mussels from taking over Lake Conroe

Avoiding heat exhaustion It is hard to keep some of us off the tennis courts or the golf course. Sometimes we don’t know when to quit, even opting to play in the extreme heat. Now that we are facing the hottest month of the year, we need to take the sweltering temperatures seriously. Signs of heat exhaustion often begin suddenly. The combination of heat, heavy perspiration, and inadequate fluid intake takes away your body's ability to cool itself and your internal temperature starts to rise, sometimes as high as 104°F. The symptoms resemble the onset of shock: You feel dizzy, nauseated or worried. You could have a headache and a fast heartbeat. Don't confuse heat exhaustion and heatstroke. The latter is the potentially dangerous condition, and you get it by ignoring the signs of the former. No one goes directly from feeling fine to the brink of death, no matter how hot it is, so give yourself 30 minutes to respond positively to the following self-care measures. If your symptoms don't improve by then, go to the ER immediately. Here's what to do for heat exhaustion and how to prevent it. We found this helpful information in a recent issue of Men’s Health Magazine. Get Out of the Heat—Fast!

It’s the obvious answer, but people often ignore it. You need shade or air-conditioning. And after you feel better, know that returning to the sun even hours later can spur a relapse. Be careful.

In last month’s issue of Bentwater Life magazine, we shared with you an article provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife that revealed the threat of Zebra Mussels infesting Lake Conroe, as they have already taken a toll on Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Texoma. Drink Cold Fluids

Drinking cold water and sports drinks not only works well for fast hydration but also helps lower your internal temperature. Get Wet

Cold water on the skin is a big help. Cold water on the skin in front of a fan is even better. Spray it on, drizzle it over your head and neck, or wipe yourself down with cold, wet towels. Check Your Weight

If you train in hot weather, weigh yourself before and after a workout to see how much water weight you've lost. Then replenish. The next day, weigh yourself again before the workout—and every day thereafter. If your weight doesn't return to your original number or drops further, you may be slowly dehydrating yourself. Make sure you drink enough fluids that your urine runs clear.

Zebra Mussels are a small, destructive invasive species that can spread by hitching a ride on boats and trailers. They grow to about 1 ½ inches and develop a distinctive zebra-striped shell. One Zebra Mussel can produce up to one million microscopic larvae. They can cause tremendous environmental and economic damage, including destroying boats and impacting fish populations. What you may not realize is it is illegal to transport Zebra Mussels, even when you are unaware they have attached to your boat. Lake Conroe Association (LCA) is working on a plan to prevent an infestation of Zebra Mussels in Lake Conroe. The first step is to provide boater awareness of potential Zebra Mussel infestation in Lake Conroe due to launching contaminated boats, jet skis or trailers into the lake at boat launch locations.

You pick up more radiant heat exposure with your shirt off. Once you perspire, a shirt can act as a cooling device when the wind blows on the wet material.

LCA’s desire is to educate the boating public that you can prevent the spread of invasive Zebra Mussels by always following these three steps prior to leaving any water suspected of having Zebra Mussels:

Most importantly, try to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day.

1. CLEAN: Inspect your boat, trailer and gear and remove all Zebra Mussels, vegetation and foreign objects that are found.

Keep Your Shirt On

2. DRAIN: Drain all water from the boat including the motor, bilge, livewells and bait buckets before leaving the lake. 3. DRY: Open all compartments and livewells and allow the boat and trailer to sit completely dry for a week or more before entering another water body. LCA hopes to soon obtain permission from businesses and neighborhoods that have high traffic boat ramps on Lake Conroe to install long-lasting stencils on these boat launch locations. An obstacle LCA anticipates it that some businesses will not cooperate as they fear the stencils will extend the time it takes to launch boats as boaters choose to heed warnings and inspect their boats while at the boat launch. Preliminary estimates indicate the stenciling program will cost $1,700 per location. LCA intends to raise money through a fund raising campaign within its membership to pay for the program; it hopes to further enlist cost-sharing partners to defray the total cost. A preliminary list of potential cost-sharing partners includes San Jacinto River Authority, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Montgomery County and subdivisions on Lake Conroe with boat ramps, including Bentwater, which is represented on the board of LCA. Stencil installation takes approximately 1 ½ hours per location. An estimated four locations could be done per day. Preferred installation would occur on weekdays where boat launch traffic is reduced. Look for updates on the efforts to keep Zebra Mussels from infesting Lake Conroe in future issues of Bentwater Life.


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Bentwater Residents Have Fun While Volunteering For

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® of Montgomery County

Learn how to clean out your closets and donate to a good cause L to R: Assistance League volunteers and Bentwater residents Kathy Berringer, Janita Love, Kathy Parkans, Nancy Sappenfield

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perfect example of helping others, members of Assistance League° of Montgomery County’s volunteer corps, Bentwater residents Kathy Berringer, Janita Love, Kathy Parkans and Nancy Sappenfield demonstrate that you will have more fun than you can handle while helping others.

Summer Slip Promotion You deserve a break! Why spend so much time taking your boat in and out of the water when you can claim a cozy space for your watercraft at the Bentwater Marina? The Marina has space for you and offers 24 hour access to your boat, complimentary valet and concierge service, battery jumps, boat detailing, oil changes

and a full service Ship’s Store. Sign a three month lease for a slip ranging from $198 to $275 per month and lock in a great summer rate. Marina Electricity is $37 each month. If you would like to extend your lease for longer, we will be happy to meet your needs. Call Rob Brown at 936-597-6219 for more information.

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Assistance League of Montgomery County is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through its ten philanthropic programs. Note that there are 41 Bentwater residents who are volunteers for this organization and they are holding the 42nd spot just for you. As temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees, perhaps it is the perfect time to stay inside, clean out closets and then donate the overabundance to Assistance League° of Montgomery County’s Thrift Shop located at 126 North San Jacinto Street in downtown Conroe. Your contributions of gently-worn clothing and accessories, housewares, books, toys, collectibles and furniture are always gratefully received by some of the 220 volunteers who serve at the shop. At this time we are gearing up for Operation School Bell® through which more than 4,000 Montgomery County elementary and middle school children, who have been carefully chosen by school counselors, will receive brand new clothes for their first days of school. Our other philanthropic programs include scholarships, fans and blankets for seniors, poison information events, handmade therapy dolls, assault survivor kits and community outreach. Donations are accepted at the Thrift Shop during regular business hours—10 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday; or one of the 40+ Assistance League Bentwater volunteers will be glad to assist in getting your donations to the Thrift Shop. You may

also wish to help by filling in some of that empty closet space by bargain hunting for high-quality merchandise at the Shop. For more information, contact Janita Love at johnandjanita@ consolidated.net.

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Neighborhood Watch How to Report Suspicious Events Contributed by Bentwater Neighborhood Watch Co-Chair, Bob Hook

We are all in this together! When it comes to keeping our neighborhood the safe, quiet community we all have grown to love, we must look out for each other. As we continue to keep an eye out for our neighbors and their homes and property, we must make sure we know what to do should we see suspicious activities. Describing and reporting events requires quick, accurate descriptions. In attempting to describe events, write down the details of what you have observed while they are still fresh on your mind. This will ensure your descriptions to law enforcement officials will be as accurate as possible.

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Write down the five W’s:

• • • •

Who was involved What happened When it happened Where it occurred Note the address or landmark in relationship to the event. • Why it happened Remember…. when a suspicious activity occurs, call 911 or the Sheriff ’s Office non-emergency number, 936-760-5800 NOT THE BENTWATER MAIN ENTRANCE GATE. And make the call quickly, as law enforcement officers would rather investigate than be called when it is too late.

PARKING IN

Bentwater Where is your vehicle?

Bentwater residents are supposed to keep their vehicles parked in their garages at all times. Most homes in Bentwater have garage space for two vehicles. If your garage does not provide enough space to park all of your vehicles, you may park additional vehicles with decals in your driveway. You should not park a registered vehicle with a Bentwater decal in the street overnight. Only guests of homeowners may park in the street and only if there is no space for them in the homeowner’s driveway.

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The Deed Restrictions also state garages are for parking vehicles and should not be used for the storage of boats, trailers or personal watercraft.

Eris and Eric Thigpen

Lynn and Doug Riley

A. C. and Stephanie Palmer

Eric is an accounting manager for Williams Vickie Manufacturing Co., while Eris is taking a sabbatical from her career to focus on their children. Blake, 22, is in college while Belen, 17, is looking forward to Lone Star College. Welcome, we are glad you are here!

#18 and FINAL! Lynn and Doug Riley have moved 17 times and moving to Bentwater is the 18th and FINAL time. Doug is a chemical engineer and they have traveled or lived in France, Australia, Brazil, England and most recently, South Shore Harbor, Marina Del Sol, in Kemah. Lynn is a retired retail buyer for Bride & Formal. They found Bentwater on the Internet and are looking forward to THIS IS THE LIFE!

Looking forward to learning golf, tennis and more at Bentwater, A. C. and Stephanie Palmer are excited about their move. A.C. is CFO of Citrus Energy Solutions while Stephanie is retired. They have lived near the south Texas border and are moving directly from the North Dakota oil fields. They are ready for community resort living. Join us in welcoming them.


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LUNCH with the

GIRLS A great way to spend a summer day is to come back to Bentwater where you lived for five years and made lifelong friends and have lunch with them. That is exactly what Trish Rodriquez did. They all had a great time and decided they would do it again soon.

L to R: Irene Kerr, Judy Brown, Ann Smith, Kay Walter, Diane Wingenbach, Ann Goocher, JoAnn Martin, Trish Rodriquez (former Bentwater property owner visiting from Anthem, Arizona), Janice Edwards

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POA VOLUNTEERS HELPING SAVE MONEY FOR YOU Barb Michels, Betsy Moore, Gail McKinnon and Toni Sellers

Pat Waycaster, POA Advisory Board Member, has recruited several volunteers to assist the POA in answering phones and greeting visitors when a POA staff member is sick or on vacation, leaving our very busy office short-handed. Thelma Miller, pictured above, is only one of the delightful and talented women who has taken time from her involved life to help us so we don’t have to hire a temporary worker, thereby saving money for you. Let’s give them a hurrah!

Angela Stokes, Irene Kerr and Robin Yarborough Thelma Miller, POA Volunteer

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North Shore Republican Women Fundraiser – August 17 North Shore Republican Women members and guests enjoyed the busy June general meeting, the last one before starting up again in September. Montgomery County District Clerk, Barbara Adamick, gave an update on the progress of modernizing and restoring records in her office. Judy Smith was recognized for her 15 years of serving as Republican Precinct 72 Chairman, and members of the nominating committee were elected. Members are in the process of planning the August 17 fundraiser, which will be held at the Lone Star Community Center in Montgomery. An Italian buffet dinner catered by Pizza Shack will be one of the features, as will music by the TNT Band, which has entertained Bentwater members at the annual Chili Cook -off. Many valuable silent auction items will be available and everyone is invited. For more information about the fundraiser, go to the NSRW website: nsrepublicanwomen.org.

A Tribute You are invited to share a photo and/or story of someone in your family or a Bentwater neighbor that is an active member of the armed forces. Be sure to include: Name Rank Branch of Service Mailing Address, if possible (many neighbors would like to send cards and letters, not to mention cookies.)

Thank you for joining us in paying tribute to active military personnel who are Bentwater property owners or their families, whether they be spouses, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins or other family members. We hope this tribute column in BENTWATER LIFE will be a heart-warming experience for everyone and your chance to express your personal gratitude to America’s finest! Please send to: dcleboski@amitx.com

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Bleyl receives traditional MOBster cap from MOB president, Terry Sappenfield

MOBsters welcome John Bleyl, CEO of Bleyl Engineering

MOBsters have been staying busy with their annual spring and summer golf tournaments. Recently, 62 Bentwater MOB members journeyed to Lake Charles, LA, for two days of golf and fellowship. Tom Lopez, one of Bentwater’s assistant professional golfers, joined in. While they were there, they enjoyed some of Louisiana’s great food. The team of Mike Ishimoto, Patrick Gray, Lynn Beriger and Don Hales won 1st place honors. Individual flight winners for low net were: A flight - Jack Visage B flight - Bob Shane C flight - Ivan Rudiger

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John Bleyl is the guest speaker at a recent MOB meeting.

Men of Bentwater – MOB In a recent MOB monthly meeting, Mobsters welcomed special guest John Bleyl, CEO of Bleyl & Associates, a professional civil engineering consulting firm. Bleyl is a consultant for Bentwater and the POA on drainage, maintenance and construction issues, among others. He gave a very interesting talk about the new Bentwater water plant and other important issues.

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D flight - Don Hales The MOB contributed more than $800 in prize money for this two-day event. A special thanks goes to Jack Visage and Tom Lopez for helping organize the trip. MOB treasurer, Bob Bowe, was instrumental in keeping track of the bookkeeping and checks. This marks the second consecutive year MOB had its May golf outing in Lake Charles. Last month, MOB hosted the Hotter-‘N-Hell Open on the Weiskopf Course and next month, on September 25, they are heading to High Meadow Ranch in Magnolia. Participants must be current MOB members. Membership forms can be requested from Jim Jacobs, MOB membership director, at shipjim@hotlink.com. For more information on all MOB golf events, contact Bob Hentges at bobhentges@consolidated.net.

Worth Davis, enjoying the meeting

Tennis – Summer Junior Tennis Program Last call for summer tennis fun! There’s still time to introduce your youngsters to the wonderful game of tennis! The Bentwater Country Club Summer Junior Tennis Program is teaching children everything they need to know about this exciting game. The clinics are offered to children of all ability levels, ages 4 through 17. Instructors are focusing on skill development, goal setting and instruction, fun drills and games to reinforce technique. Students preparing for match play are also learning etiquette, basic rules and scoring while participating in coached match play. Members and guests may register for the tennis programs; participants are grouped by age and ability levels. The cost of the tennis camp is $15.00 per hour.

Time Schedule: Tiny Stars (ages 5 – 7) Future Stars (ages 8 – 10) All-Stars (Tournament Players)

Tues, Wed & Thurs Tues, Wed & Thurs Tues, Wed & Thurs

9- 10 am 9- 10 am 10 am-12 pm

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RACING through summer

L to R: Diana Kimberly, Jake Kimberly, Leann Marks and Mark Jones staying cool by swimming in the summer!

Jack Murray’s Life in the Fast Lane Bentwater resident and recent Montgomery High graduate Jack Murray will be attending the University of Texas in the fall, but first he is spending the summer living his dream. In January, Jack signed with SCUDERIA TEAM FIAT of Cape Coral, Florida, to drive for them in the Pirelli World Challenge Racing Series. Jack’s dream since the age of five, when he attended his first go-kart race, has been to race cars as a professional driver. Jack Murray, Bentwater resident, college freshman and race car driver

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Over the last 13 years, Jack and his parents, Tam and Connie Murray, have traveled across the country racing. This summer is no different with 14 races spread over six weekends and two countries. He started in Austin in May and will finish in Houston in October. His parents’ only requirement was that he maintains his good grades. With the support of his teachers, he was able to accomplish that, often doing homework at the track or sitting in the car reading an English assignment while the crew worked between races. The only thing that kept Jack from racing was competing for the Montgomery High School debate team. Jack qualified for the National Finals Debate Tournament and went to the state debate tournament three consecutive years. Jack is very excited about this racing season, especially since all of the races are being televised on NBC Sports Channel. It should be an exciting summer before starting a new phase of his life as a college freshman. We wish Jack Murray the best of luck in the fast lane!

RUNNER

Meet Lyle Weathersby, a Bentwater resident who runs three miles every day! What a great example of staying fit.

L to R: Emma Willemsen, Age 9, Juliet Willemsen, Age 5, and Hayden Potter, Age 4, getting ready to swim with their proud grandfather, Carl Sackett. What better way to spend a summer day and build some memories!

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Retires

Jerry Cieslinksi – 1939 -2013

Precinct 72 Republican Chairman Judy Smith steps down

Gerald Walter Cieslinski ( Jerry) was born May 2, 1939 in Fishersville, Michigan to Boniface (Ben) and Alice Cieslinski and at the age of 74, passed away in Montgomery, Texas on May 7, 2013.

Republicans who have gone to their polling place in Precinct 72, which includes all of Bentwater, have undoubtedly seen Judy Smith busily working. Judy was the first Republican Chairman of Precinct 72 when it was formed in 1998, and only last month decided to step down from her post because of an illness.

Taking Judy’s place as Republican Precinct Chairman is Ann Kate, who was appointed by the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee. The Precinct 72 Democratic Chairman is Pat Voelz. It was with great reluctance that Judy elected to step down as chairman. She said, “It has been a great experience and I truly appreciate the support and help from so many over the years.” Judy has been a very active Republican for many years. She has attended all Texas state conventions since moving to Texas in 1982 and has served on numerous state convention committees, including the Rules and Credential Committee. She has worked diligently for the Montgomery County Republican Party and has been president of two Texas Federation of Republican Women organizations. Judy served two terms on the State Republican Executive Committee, has been Chairman of both Senatorial District 7 in Harris County and District 3 in Montgomery County. She was elected a National Delegate to the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions.

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Judy has been an active Republican precinct chairman for more than 28 years. She was elected chairman of Precinct 515 in Harris County in 1983 and served in that capacity until 1997 when she moved to Montgomery County. Precinct 72 began with about 600 registered voters and has grown to 3,160 registered voters. Precinct 72 has had the distinction of having the highest percentage of voter turn-out in Montgomery County during the entire 15 years that it has been in existence.

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Judy Smith, Precinct 72 Republican Chairman

Judy relates that it was in early 1999 that she and Dorothy Woodall began a successful effort to organize the Republican Women who resided in the North Shore Area of Lake Conroe to establish a Republican Women’s Organization under the rules of the Texas Federation of Republican Women. On December 12, 2000, an organizational meeting was held at the Bentwater Yacht Club with 30 women present. North Shore Republican Women was federated by TFRW on January 5, 2001, with 73 charter members. Judy served as president of North Shore in 2001 and 2002. Judy has been actively involved in the TFRW, serving as CoChairman of Victory 2002, Chairman for TFRW State 2004 Voter Registration, 2006-2007 Vice President of Membership, 2008-2010 Vice President of Programs and currently is Co-Chairman of Patrons. She was honored as being one of the TFRW’s Ten Outstanding Republican Women in Texas in 2005. She is a member and a former Regent of the National Federation of Republican Women. On two occasions as a Regent, Judy was honored to have coffee at the White House with the First Lady. She has been married to her husband, Bob, for 55 years and has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Judy is a member of First United Methodist Church of Willis.

Jerry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he also volunteered. He was a past President of the Bentwater MGA and volunteered at Conroe Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for 18 years. He was a faithful donor to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Jerry was also active in the Michigan State Alumni Association, Hermann Memorial Endowment and the AARP Tax Aide Foundation. Jerry was an extremely faithful man and humanitarian. He loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, with much of that time in the water: swimming, boating, and skiing. He especially loved Polka music, playing cards, and dancing with his wife. His volunteer work, especially as a "green vest" in Conroe, gave him a lot of joy. Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Ben Cieslinski, and by his sister, Selma Cieslinski. Jerry is survived by his loving wife,

Coralie Kay (Cory) Cieslinski of Montgomery; daughters, Sandi Kay Ballew and husband W. Shelton of Swansboro, NC, Nadine Kay Mathis of Houston, TX, Colleen Kay Frazier and husband Scott of Denham Springs, LA and Kimberly Kay Rainey and husband Keith of Albany, OR; son, Gerald Benjamin Cieslinski of Doha Qatar; mother, Alice Cieslinski of Bay City, MI; sisters, Janette Luptowski and Clarie of Bay City, MI and SR Maria Cieslinski, MSBT of Bay City, MI; brother, David Cieslinski of Roanoke Rapids, NC; grandchildren, Haley Cieslinski, Russell Ballew, Jeffrey Mathis, Phillip Mathis, Hannah Frazier, Brett Frazier, Kathryn Rainey, Kelsey Rainey, Kyle Rainey and Kaden Rainey. He also leaves behind numerous other relatives and a host of friends. “I would like to send our sincere appreciation for your prayers and condolences during this difficult time. I would also like to thank everyone who provided food and housing for our family. Your generosity meant so much to our family,” said Cory Cieslinski, Jerry’s wife.

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Bill and Diane Carter at Bow Falls near the hotel in Banff

Brad and Donna Vance enjoying the snow during the walk on the Athabasca Glacier

The group overlooking beautiful Lake Louise

Travel

Exploring the Canadian Rockies A group of Bentwater friends recently took a memorable trip through the Canadian Rockies by both bus and train. To begin the trip, the group flew to Calgary for a one-day visit and overnight stay at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel. A private motor coach adventure through western Canada’s famous sites of Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff began the following day and included one or two-night stays in luxurious Fairmont Hotels at those sites. The group then boarded the famous Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day rail journey from Banff to Vancouver through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Onboard, the group enjoyed luxurious “Gold Leaf ” service and private gourmet dining, surrounded by

Bill and Adele Goddard during a stop at Bow Lake on the way to Banff

Chuck and Cindy Vetters with Lloyd and Gayle McCrary during a snow storm on the Athabasca Glacier

spectacular mountain views from a glass-domed railcar. So that no beauty was left unseen, the itinerary included a brief overnight stop in Kamloops. Following the rail journey, the group enjoyed a two-day stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver to experience the highlights of this beautiful city and surrounding area. In addition to enjoying the unique natural beauty of the area though which they traveled, the private guides during both the bus and rail journeys added valuable insight into the historical and cultural uniqueness of the region. A little snow brightened some of the days, and natural beauty abounded throughout.

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The group enjoying Gold Leaf service in their glass domed railcar during a two day trip through the Canadian Rockies aboard Rocky Mountaineer

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Africa

A true stampede!

Look how close they got to the animals!

One of Clements favorite animals to photograph

Beautiful!

Trip to Tanzania Bentwater resident and amazing photographer, Dave Clements, recently traveled with his wife, Cathi, to Africa for a two week adventure. Once in Tanzania, they traveled in a caravan of Land Cruisers with other tourists from all over North America. Each vehicle included a tour guide who knew the land, knew where to find the animals and was fluent in English. Clements took up-close photos of lions, zebras, giraffes and numerous birds –all in their natural habitats. He is absolutely an amazing photographer!

However, one of the most exciting parts of the trip for Clements was the opportunity to visit the Maasi people on “their turf ”. Some did not mind being photographed; others did. The Maasi people are semi- nomadic and live with no electricity or running water. “I could have stayed from sunrise to sunset, never putting my camera down,” said Clements. Maybe he did – he tells us he took more than 7,000 photos during the course of his trip. Wow!

King of the Jungle. How did he get that close?

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Moody Mansion Galveston

Places you’ve possibly never been… or knew existed… Often times when we plan a vacation in the Lone Star State, we stick to what we know: a week in San Antonio visiting the Riverwalk, SeaWorld and the Alamo; an antique shopping excursion in Fredericksburg, or perhaps a few days in Galveston relaxing on the beach.

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Chances are, if you’ve lived in Texas for many years, you’ve also explored the depths of Natural Bridge Caverns, enjoyed the chill of the Frio River and even taken a tube ride down the Guadalupe. Why not try something new this summer and visit a place you’ve never been, a place you may not have known even existed… We’ve highlighted a few to help you out or at least get your attention. If you decide to visit one of these destinations, please send us a photo and tell us about your trip. We just might put your story in an upcoming issue of Bentwater Life!

Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot, four-story structure was completed in 1895. Today, guests visit 20 rooms on a tour that depicts the home life of a powerful Moody Mansion in Galveston, Texas family. The Moodys a must- see! established one of the great American financial empires. Based on cotton, it grew to include banking, ranching, insurance and hotels.

W.L Moody Jr. bought the home from the heirs of the original owners soon after the great hurricane of 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Moody and their four children celebrated the first of more than 80 Christmas seasons in the house that year. The house remained home for Moody family members until 1986. Today, its rooms are filled with the furnishings and personal effects of the family. Learn more about this Galveston Treasure at www.moodygardens.com or by calling 409.762.7668. Summer hours are from 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and $5 for children.

Cascade Caverns Boerne

Austin Steam Train Austin Enjoy a fantastic journey through the Austin Hill Country. The Hill Country Flyer and Bertram Flyer run nearly every weekend of the year providing riders with a memorable journey on Austin's greatest rail adventure! Austin Steam Train also hosts Special Rides for not-to-bemissed theme adventures from Thomas the Tank Engine for

the youngsters, to their always popular Murder Mystery night trains. Seating is limited and goes fast, so when you’re ready, reserve your spot. To order tickets call 512-477-8468, ext. 2. A ticket agent is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Cascade Caverns is a shallow marine to shoreline geological formation from the lower Cretaceous period. This formation has been exposed in a large area beginning in South Central Texas, running north through the Texas Hill Country, ending up in North Central Texas. Cascade Caverns maintains an average temperature of 59-68 degrees all Cascade Caverns, see a year round. A one hour tour passes natural interior waterfall. through a half mile of flowstone corridors and winding chambers, which leads one 140 feet below the surface and into the Cathedral Room.

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The cave was host to Texas’ only cavern with a natural interior waterfall. Originally, there were 7 waterfalls in the Cathedral Room of the cavern. Recent droughts in Texas tended to limit and even stop the flow of water supplying this feature. It is now artificially pumped through a series of pipes to imitate what it would have looked like naturally. This very feature, the cascading waterfall, is what had earned the cave its name. The cave is much alive and water droplets persistently fall upon the cave formations. The cave is home to unusual insects, reptiles, bats and the rare Cascade Caverns Neotenic Salamander. Summer hours are 9 am -5 pm. Tickets for a one hour tour are $14.95 for adults and $9.50 for children 11 years and younger. For more information, call 830-755-8080.

Riverside Nature Center Kerrville

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Riverside Nature Center is located in the heart of Kerrville on the Guadalupe River at the junction of Town Creek. This former small farm has been transformed into an urban wildlife and native plant sanctuary.

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Riverside Nature Center, a fun and free family outing!

Visit the unique arboretum with more than 140 species of trees as well as cacti, glorious wildflowers, shrubs, native grasses, birds, insects and other animals. Meandering walking trails

lead you through the Nature Center and down to the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River. The Gardens and Trails are open from dawn to dusk for self-guided trips. They also have a Visitors Center with a selection of nature books, gifts and articles made by Hill Country artisans. For more information, call 830.257.4837. Admission is free.

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While the next two destinations might not be as educational or culturally sophisticated, sometimes you just have to say “why not”.

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Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum San Antonio, Alamo Heights area Barney Smith is a retired master plumber. So was his dad, who in his spare time liked to mount trophy heads on plaques. Barney thought about that, and reasoned that a toilet seat lid is shaped like a plaque, and a used one is free. Why not use that? Barney suggested the idea to his dad, who thought he was crazy.

Barney is well into his nineties and is still a toilet seat art-making machine. There are more than a thousand stories hanging up in his garage and Barney can tell you every one of them. If you’d like to take a tour, give Barney a call at 210. 824. 7791. He asks that you give him an hour notice before you show up.

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But Barney liked the idea, and eventually began making art on toilet seat lids in his garage- the same garage that is now the Toilet Seat Art Museum.

Beer Can House Houston John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, started his project now known as the Beer Can House in 1968 when he began inlaying thousands of Beer Can House, no this does not marbles, rocks and metal pieces meet Bentwater deed restrictions. into concrete and redwood to form unique landscaping features. When the entire front and back yard were completely covered because he "got sick of mowing the grass", he turned to the house itself and began adding aluminum siding – aluminum beer can siding, that is. Over the next 18 years the house disappeared under a cover of flattened beer cans for both practical and decorative reasons. Garlands made of cut beer cans hanging

from the roof edges not only made the house sing in the wind, but also lowered the family's energy bills. During the summer months, the Beer Can House is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am -2 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 -5 pm. Admission is $2 for those who want to walk through the house on their own and $5 for guided tours. For more information, call the Orange Show at 713.926.6368.

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The Beer Can House is located at 222 Malone Street, between Memorial Drive and Washington Avenue. Parking is on the street, however please watch for the parking regulations signs. Happy summer travels!

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Trey and his children at his deployment ceremony

United Way volunteers

The new stairway is safe and sturdy.

A new staircase and deck was in need.

UNITED WAY – Days of Caring Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Bentwater residents, a recent Days of Caring was a huge success. The project was a great transformation as volunteers remodeled a Montgomery County woman’s bathroom and built a new staircase leading to her front door. Those who dedicated their time to make a difference include Randy Jones, Bob Long, Bob Bierman, Fred Ziker, Frank Almaraz, Jim Fitzgerald and Jack Strouts. Special

Tribute

We would like to recognize one of our newest residents. Trey Boatwright is a Captain in the Army National Guard and has just returned from a tour in Afghanistan. Trey, along with his wife, Elizabeth, and their children recently moved to Bentwater. We welcome them to our community and thank Trey for his selfless dedication to our country.

The “before photo” of a Montgomery County woman’s bathroom; a lot of work was needed.

thanks to Randy Jones and Bob Long for leading the charge, and as always, to Summer for identifying the opportunity for Bentwater volunteers to help. We’d also like to thank Home Depot for donating materials for the bathroom. Keep up the good work and keep lending a hand to show Montgomery County residents we care.

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Veterans

Every morning we awake to freedom. Know that it is because our military continues to stand on the front lines, not just at the borders of our own soil, but also on the soil of weaker nations, helping to extend and strengthen freedom around the world. Join us in thanking these men and women who honored us with their service.

The Water Crisis

Listed below are some of our veterans that are Bentwater property owners:

Are you listening?

Phil Combest Navy

By: Paul Marks, Director of Strategic Accounts, Water Logic

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. It is a common event, everyday whether in the newspaper, on TV, or on the Web, we are getting a regular dose of information regarding Texas’s water supply, the damage that the drought has inflicted on our economy and education on water conservation.

Water is heavily used in virtually every aspect of the economy. It extends its tentacles from power production to energy exploration and from the restaurant industry to manufacturing. It is the single binding element that makes all of the industries work.

An old axiom is that “you learn more when you listen.” The issue seems to be that we are “all talking and nobody is listening.”

Texas is big and it’s going to get a whole lot bigger!

The population in Texas in 2010 was 25.4 million people. Thanks to a healthy economy and a great income tax structure, industry and families are coming here in droves. Texas’s population is projected to swell to close to 50 million people by 2060. With such a vibrant economy, could our diminishing local, state, national and world water supplies turn out to be our “Black Swan” event? Let’s hope not. The Houston Chronicle recently ran an article that indicated the infrastructure costs to right this problem in Texas could approach $34 billion to repair or replace pipelines, improve treatment plants and fix reservoirs according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We better start listening!

The Regional Water Planning and the 2012 State Water Plan gives the most current water supply and water demand projections for Texas. The net/net is that Texas’s supply/demand deficit is worsening. The Texas Commission on Environment Quality has put three major public water systems in The Greater Houston area on their watch list of limited supply to avoid shortages. The recent passage in Texas Legislature of HB4 will surely help, as will increased spending on updating our water infrastructure, but conservation by all of us is equally important.

If you are a current or former member of our military, we would like to add you to our register. Contact: dcleboski@amitx.com or 936-597-5532.

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End of July 2013 July 26 Friday -BENTWATER - MOB Golf Tournament on the Weiskopf Course - 9 am Shotgun July 26 – 27 Friday and Saturday -Kaitlyn’s Crop 2013 – Scrapbooking event at Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. The weekend event costs $100; Friday, noon –midnight, and Saturday 9 am – 9 pm. All proceeds will be used to fund the Kaitlyn Vallery Scholarship as well as provide community awareness of the reality of teenage drug use. Go to kaitlynspromise. com for more information. July 28 Sunday -Grape Stomp at Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville in celebration of its 7th Anniversary. Celebration includes guided tours through the vines, hosted by Ron Saikowski, an award winning wine columnist, grape stomp, lawn games, a Lucy look-alike contest, and a sunset toast. For more information, visit bernhardtwinery.com. July 28 Sunday -American Idol LIVE: 2013 at Reliant Arena, Houston. See up close and personal the Season 12 finalists. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com. July 28 Sunday -Brad Paisley with special guests, Chris Young and Lee Brice, will perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices begin at $44. For more information, visit woodlandscenter.org.

July 30 Tuesday -Matchbox 20 and the Goo Goo Dolls perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets range from $39.50 to $95. For more information, visit woodlandscenter.org

August 2013 August 1 Thursday -The City of Conroe presents First Thursday Free Concert Series from 7 – 9 pm at Heritage Place, 500 Metcalf Street, Conroe. This month’s entertainers are Guppies from Outer Space. Invite friends, bring the family and relax. For more information, visit recreationcenter@cityofconroe.org. August 1 - 11 Thursday - Sunday -Hobby Center, Houston, Sarofim Hall presents Wicked. Show times and ticket prices vary. For more information, visit centerhouston.net. August 2 Friday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Train, The Script and Gavin DeGraw in concert. Show begins at 7 pm and ticket prices begin at $28. For more information, visit woodlandscenter.org. August 2 – 4 Friday – Sunday -Hunter’s Extravaganza at Reliant Center, Houston. This is the granddaddy of all Texas hunting shows! Try out the latest in deer hunting equipment, rifles, knives, archery and other exciting hunting gear. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 13 -17; children under 12 years get in free. Parking is also $10. For more information, visit reliantpark.com

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August 3 Saturday -Houston Wedding Showcase at Reliant Center, Houston. Event is from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $10 and parking is $10. For more information, contact houstonweddingshowcase.com

begins at 7:30 pm; for ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net

August 5 – 7 Monday – Wednesday -Houston Astros take on the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park. All games begin at 7:10 pm.

August 16 Friday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch in concert. Show begins at 7 pm; Ticket prices begin at $42.

August 5 – 8 Monday – Thursday -BENTWATER - Fitness N’ Fun in the Sun Camp at the Fitness Center – 9 am to 1 pm August 6 – 7 Tuesday – Wednesday -BENTWATER - LGA Ringer Golf Tournament on the Weiskopf Course – 9 am Shotgun

August 16 Friday -BENTWATER - Ladies’ Tune-up Tennis Tournament at the Racquet Club – 8 am

August 17 Saturday -BENTWATER - Mars vs. Venus Golf Tournament on the Weiskopf Course – 9 am August 17 -BENTWATER - Kayak Safety and Rescue Class at the Boat Launch – 9 am

August 8 – 11 Thursday – Sunday -Crighton Theatre Youth Camp presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For show times, visit crightontheatre.org

August 13 Tuesday -BENTWATER - Game Night at the Country Club: Bridge & Canasta – 6 pm August 14 Wednesday -BENTWATER - Ladies’ Canasta- Game at the Country Club – 11:30 am August 14 Wednesday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Heart and Jason Bonham in concert. Show

August 17 Saturday -NFL Pre Season begins! Texans vs. Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium, starting at 7 pm. For more information, visit houstontexans.com.

August 23 – 25 Friday – Sunday -Houston Astros take on the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s game begins at 7:10 pm; Saturday’s game starts at 6:10 pm and Sunday’s game starts at 1:10 pm.

August 17 Saturday -China Chapel United Methodist Church presents Family Fun Day at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. It will be a fun filled day for everyone. Call 936-271-0890 for more information.

August 24 Saturday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival: Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Concords. For show time and ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net

August 18 Sunday -Gospel Extravaganza will be held at First United Methodist in Conroe, featuring seven area church choirs. A free will offering will benefit Family Promise of Montgomery County. Music will begin at 6 pm. For more information, call 936-756-3395.

August 25 Sunday -NFL Pre Season! Texans take on the Saints. Game begins at 3 pm at Reliant Stadium. For more information, visit houstontexans.com

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August 9 – 12 Friday – Monday -Houston Astros take on the Texas Rangers. Friday’s game begins at 7:10 pm; Saturday’s game begins at 6:10 pm and the final two games are at 1:10 pm.

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-BENTWATER - Game Night at the Country Club: Bridge & Canasta – 6 pm August 29 Thursday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival: Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed and Cambria. Show starts at 6:30 pm. For ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net August 29 – September 1 Thursday – Sunday -Houston Astros take on the Mariners. Games on Thursday and Friday begin at 7:10 pm; Saturday’s game begins at 6:10 pm and Sunday’s game starts at 1:10 pm. August 30 Friday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Steely Dan in concert. Show begins at 7:30 pm. For ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net August 30 – September 1 Friday – Sunday

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-The Owen Theatre, Conroe, presents South Pacific. Set in an Island Paradise in World War II. Two parallel love stories are threatened by dangers of prejudice and war. Tickets are $10 and $20. For more information, visit owentheatre.com. August 31 Saturday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Backstreet Boys, Jesse McCartney and DJ Party D in concert. Show begins at 7:30 pm. For ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net.

Upcoming in September September 2 – 4 Monday – Wednesday -Houston Astros take on the Twins at Minute Maid Park. Monday’s and Wednesday’s games start at 1:10 pm; Tuesday’s game is at 7:10 pm. September 3 – 15 Tuesday – Sunday -Hobby Center, Houston, Sarofim Hall presents The Book of Mormon. Show times and ticket prices vary. For more information, visit centerhouston.net. September 5 Thursday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents

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the Houston Symphony: Musica Classica Latina. Show begins at 8 pm. For ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net.

MIGRAINE HEADACHES

September 5 Thursday -Marc Anthony in concert at Toyota Center, Houston. Show begins at 8 pm. For more information, visit centerhouston.com. September 6 – 8, 13 - 15 Friday – Sunday -The Owen Theatre, Conroe, presents South Pacific. Set in an Island Paradise in World War II. Two parallel love stories are threatened by dangers of prejudice and war. Tickets are $10 and $20. For more information, visit owentheatre.com. September 18 Wednesday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Depeche Mode in concert. Show begins at 7:30. For ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net. September 19 Thursday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents the Honda Civic Tour: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and PJ Morton. Show begins at 7 pm. For ticket information, visit woodlandspavilion.net.

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Definition

Common migraine is a disorder involving recurrent headaches, which may be accompanied by symptoms other than headache but which rarely include a preliminary warning (called an aura). Migraine headaches affect about 6 out of 100 people. They are a common type of chronic headache. They most commonly occur in women and usually begin between the ages of 10 and 46. In some cases, they appear to run in families. Migraines occur when blood vessels of the head and neck spasm or constrict, which decreases blood flow to the brain. Minutes to hours later, the blood vessels dilate (enlarge), resulting in a severe headache. Inflammation around the blood vessels also occurs in some cases. Common migraine may be accompanied by symptoms other than headache but only rarely includes any preceding

symptoms (aura). Migraines may also appear as classic migraine (a migraine preceded by other symptoms) and other rare forms. Multiple mechanisms trigger the spasm and subsequent blood vessel dilation. TREATMENT

Chiropractic care works on correcting the underlying causes of headaches and relieving symptoms associated with migraines. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call (936) 441-9990 today for a complimentary consultation. Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center • (936)441-9990 2253 N Loop 336 W Ste. C •Conroe, TX 77304 www.rodgerssteinchiropractic.com

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nbeknownst to most homeowners, electronic equipment and small appliances often consume electricity even when they are not being used. Because the benefits of this energy consumption while these devices are on standby power, or in the idle mode, are not readily visible, this power drain is often referred to as a "phantom" (electric) load. Some of the products that use energy while in the standby mode include: cell phones, telephones, computers, computer monitors, television sets, VCRs, DVDs, cable boxes, game systems, fax machines, copiers, printers, scanners, security systems and cordless power tools and appliances. Before the boom in electronic products for the household and personal use, energy consumption represented a relatively small amount of energy use. But now, with most homes containing two, three or more of each type of these devices, the electric drain, and costs have become more significant. Standby power devices generally come in two forms-those that are external and those that are internal to an electronic device. The external devices (the plug-in black boxes) have earned the nickname "vampires" because they have two

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teeth (the prongs of the plug) and suck electricity. Technically they are the low-voltage transformers, adapters and portable power supplies used to charge or operate devices. External devices (the plug-in black boxes) represent approximately 20 percent of the market while internal devices (those that are built into the product, and not obvious to consumers) represent the overwhelming majority (80 percent) of the market. New technologies make it possible to substantially reduce standby power use without affecting any of the services that consumers have come to expect of the product. Limiting standby energy can save money and decrease carbon emission into the environment. When making new purchases, look for Energy Star products or those with less than one watt of standby power consumption when possible. Recently passed federal legislation calls for all government purchases of equipment that has standby power drain to no more than one watt when available.

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If you would like to place an ad for this section, please email your item with your name and phone number to: Patrick@n2pub.com. Please understand the ad will run for one month. If you have not sold the item, please email it back and it will be placed again. Please call if you have any questions. For Sale: Ornate nine globe dark bronze dining room chandelier (W 33” X H 38”) $275. Semi-Flush Mount ornate entry way fixture (W 24” X H 30”) $145. Heavy dark wood coffee table (40” W X 50” L X 16” H) - $125. Smaller semi-flush mount with three bulbs and three curves above the bowl cover (W 18” X H 18”) - $75. All three may be purchased for a package price of $400.00. Call 512-413-1307 to make appointment to view or pictures may be emailed for your review.

liter MerCruiser engine with 190 hp and only 59 hours! Includes bimini top, factoryinstalled swim platform and ladder, trailer with fold-back tongue for garage storage, and travel cover. Equipment includes removable pedestal fishing chairs fore and aft, trolling motor with factory-installed wiring and battery, new fish finder, live well, and built-in cooler. Upholstery and carpeting in excellent condition. $18,500. Call Jim 936-597-8475.

3 bedroom/ 3 bath Condo in Deer Valley (UT). Located 5 min. from the mountain and ski school. Available by the day, week or month. Call for details. Don @ (713) 818 6412

For Sale: 14’ Raddison airplane lightweight metal canoe with neoprene lining—2 seats and paddles, elec. trolling motor, and a fish finder. negotiable Jim @ 936-4496176

Bicycle, men's single speed excellent condition. $45.00 Paul 936- 579-7366

For Sale: Perfect for the pool area! Carved wooden bar with two matching bar stools. Take a look! Jim @936-449-6176

Sky Caddie SG3. Works great, with battery charger and batteries. $100.00. Call Don@ 936-597-8217

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One time used buffer,file and paraffin. Liner protection for pedicure. Hospital grade for clean and sanitized Compliment beverage: wine, coke, tea, coffee,.. Profession service and reasonable price. Owners: Steven and Jeanie Nguyen

For Sale: Like New! Hartman 100% heavy duty leather suitcase—25”L x 19”W x 8”D. Other leather pieces available, negotiable. Jim @ 936-449-6176

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