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B E N T WAT E R B O A R D I N F O R M AT I O N
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President Melanie Gonzales Vice President Terry Bowie
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PUBLISHER Patrick Wagener 936.228.3151 email@example.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Amy Barnett
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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/Trees: Van Smith
Entrance Department: Robert Yetter
Accounting: Tommy Hunter
Receptionist: Martha Sullivan
Maintenance Supervisor: Randy Broyles
Landscape/irrigation Manager: John Whitt
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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
State of Texas Poison Control Center 1.800.222.1222 Montgomery County Civil Defense 936.760.6964
Montgomery County Health Department 713.767.3000 or 936.539.7839 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)
Center Point Energy Entex 1.800.752.8036 Consolidated Communications 1.866.989.2255
The North end of the lake at Stow-A-Way Marina (courtesy boat slips available)
Montgomery County Fire Station #55: Non-emergency 936.597.5544 or 936.597.4455
Hayes Utility Company 936.588.1166
13988 Calvary Road, Willis, Texas
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands 281.364.2300 St Luke’s The Woodlands 936.266.2000
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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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OFFICE SUPPLIES / GIFTS WILLIS OFFICE CENTRE (936) 856-8407 WWW.WILLISOFFICECENTRE.COM
LOUVERS AND BLINDS THE LOUVER SHOP (713) 206-0712 THELOUVERSHOP.COM
PEST CONTROL Bug Stoppers (281) 363-3000 www.bugstopperspest.com
MEDICAL AESTHETICS STONE CREEK WELLNESS CENTER (936) 582-4555 STONECREEKWELLNESS.COM MORTGAGE FINANCING CRITERION MORTGAGE (281) 825-4117 CRITERIONMORTGAGE.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
VETERINARIAN Lake Conroe Veterinary Group PC (936) 582-4223 www.lakeconroevet.com
McKenzie B.B.Q (936) 539-4300 www.mckenziebarbeque.com
WELLNESS STONE CREEK WELLNESS CENTER (936) 582-4555 STONECREEKWELLNESS.COM
THE TOASTED YOLK (936) 828-3944 THE TOASTEDYOLK.COM SPA & SALON Xanadu Salon & Spa (832) 922-8752 www.xanadusalontx.com TREE SERVICES Abraham Custom Professional Tree Srevice (281) 733-7406 www.abrahamstrees.net
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Judy Briggs, Lynn Guilbault and Janice Glass
Sandi Askew, "Francisco", Dee Soderman, Carla Cook and Maria Delgado.
For our last meeting before summer break, Betty Lou Morgan made the arrangements for Antique Friends to go to Houston
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Standing: - Susan Coleman, Marilyn Fellers, Pauline Tauer, Jamie Hamm, Carolyn Bieniek, Maria Delgado, Deb Wilson and Karen Ehlert. Seated: Carla Cook, Lynne Harren, Dee Soderman and Anna Richards
Antique f r iends
Antique Center of Texas sign
Sharon Corzine, Susan Coleman, Donna Casey, Speaker, Nita Robbins and Betty Lou Morgan.
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– Haircuts – Eyelash Extensions – Up Do’s – Waxing
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for the day. We were at Carolyn Thompson’s Antique Center of Texas bright and early! The couple of hours we spent there just flew by because it is so large and such an interesting place; if it is an antique or collectible - they have it! Nita Robbins, world traveler and collector, gave us a brief (we were anxious to shop) and informative talk. She answered our questions about identifying antique furniture and different objects and refinishing and refurbishing old "things." Around noon we all headed for the Rainbow Lodge on Ella Blvd in the Heights area of Houston. This restaurant has been in Houston for many years. You dine in an authentic lodge setting on a wide range of entrees, beautifully presented. Heading north after lunch we stopped at Classic Accessories and Christmas, tucked off of I-45 near Gulf Bank Rd. They offer a wide range of designs that range from traditional to contemporary in furniture, lighting, floral and accessories. Several of us made purchases there! Betty Lou, we all appreciated you planning the day and keeping us on track. When we resume meetings in September, Linda Godfrey will be our hostess and share her antiques. If you would like to join our group, bring a guest or have any questions, please contact Lynn Guilbault, our President, at 936.597.8851 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT THE BENTWATER SALES CENTER TODAY AT 866-866-8613 OR BY EMAIL AT INFO@BENTWATER.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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Bentwater Ladies showed up ready to learn about the services and products provided by their talented neighbors.
Susan Fruit, an interior designer, gave tips on using accessories to decorate your home.
Several BLO members take a break to smile for the camera.
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Members of Bentwater Ladies Organization (BLO) left a recent meeting at the Yacht Club full of new ideas for their homes and the knowledge to implement them, thanks to the featured speaker, the prominent interior designer, Susan Fruit. Ms. Fruit, who is a graduate of Purdue University and a professional Interior Designer for more than 39 years, demonstrated various decorative styles from French to American Country using accessories, both large and small to emphasize each style. The speaker’s information was a subject of interest close to the heart of Bentwater Ladies.
Debby Capps, BLO Vice President, introduced the Bentwater businesswomen and gave a synopsis of each business, which ranged from cosmetics, jewelry and clothing to real estate and services. Each businesswoman decorated a table using décor relating to their profession. The “Businesswomen of Bentwater” were “Stars for the Day.” Although no meetings will be held in July and August, the officers and com-
Linda Hopwood and Sherry Culberson talk business.
mittees continue to plan for various activities in the months following the summer break. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store for members when meetings resume in September:
• October 23 - The annual Golf and Gambling Bus Trip to L’Auberge Du Lac Casino; registration is currently open.
• September 5 - Carla Cook will host a Membership Drive Coffee
• November 7 – Houston Nutcracker Market Bus Trip
• September 9 - Luncheon at the Yacht Club. The program will feature Lindsey Morgan, star of television’s General Hospital and daughter of Bentwater residents Alice and Ed Bradley.
• November 9 – Chili for Charities Cook Off
• September 21 - The Bentwater Ladies Organization will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a Gala, You‘ve Come a Long Way Baby, at the Yacht Club, and promises to be something you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $70 per person and are available now! To purchase tickets, contact Phyllis Prange at email@example.com. • October 6 - Fall picnic • October 11 - Luncheon recognizing the “Artists of Bentwater.”
“Miss Joey” and Gloria Mackay
Businesswomen of Bentwater were honored at BLO Luncheon.
• November 3 - Bric-A-Brac Market
• November 11 - Luncheon with a theatre production. Stage Right- Creighton Theatre will be featured just for the Bentwater Ladies’ entertainment.
Ladies enjoying the BLO Luncheon.
Susan Kove, B.J. Thigpen and Lynne Keener enjoy the luncheon.
• December 2 - Bentwater Ladies will be baking cookies for the staff, with delivery in the Harbor View Room at the Yacht Club • December 7 - The Christmas Dinner Dance • December 11 and 12 - Holiday Day Home Tour rounds out 2013 activities. Mark the dates on your calendar!
Businesswoman Susan Fruit poses with BLO members.
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Joey Ponto, aka “Miss Joey” pops in to tell her friends all about her nanny services. I’ll bet there’s at least a “spoon full of sugar” in that cake… Yum!
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Businesswomen proudly display their products.
This beautiful pileated woodpecker was spotted here in Bentwater in Charles and Nancy Caillouet’s back yard.
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One of several business displays on hand for ladies to admire.
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Bentwater businesswomen gathered to tell others about their amazing products and services.
SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND for Bentwater Employees and their Families
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.
English manor house. Astor loved all of the trappings of wealth and fashion – hats, feathers, fans, leather gloves, furs, tiaras, diamonds, ball gowns, riding costumes, travel – all of which were under the painstaking care and custody of Rose.
Book’er hostess, Karen Dufour, greeted members costumed as Lady Astor and took on her persona, lashing out at sassy “Rose” impersonators in the group in her typical manner with “Shut up, (Rose).” Rose was Astor’s personal maid for 35 years, choosing a life of excitement and travel over marriage and family.
Endowed with great energy and wit, Astor was portrayed as a woman ahead of her time and an ardent feminist. She was a chameleon – fun-loving and generous to a fault but at times mean-spirited, manipulative, and sadistic. She once said about herself: “My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.” Yet Rose was able to match wits with her ladyship and fire off verbal cannon balls of her own, earning Astor’s respect and affection.
Harrison’s insider’s look reveals the extravagance and levels of servitude in an
Astor’s work in Parliament, between1919 – 1945, was focused on a progressive
Zebra Mussels show no mercy on boaters
educational policy, temperance and the extension of the Trade Board Acts of 1909, which established a living wage requirement. She carried through the Intoxicating Liquor Bill (sale to persons under 18), quipping “One reason why I don’t drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.” Another reason – her first husband was a drunk! Probably the best example of Astor’s sadistic streak was when she offered Rose a chocolate that she had already bitten into but didn’t like! What a larger than life character!
Keep Zebra Mussels from taking over Lake Conroe Article provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife in cooperation with Lake Conroe Association Note: Bentwater is represented on the board of directors of Lake Conroe Association
Right now, our lakes and rivers are under attack by Zebra Mussels. In Texas, Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Texoma are already infested — and without your help, they will spread throughout the state.
What are Zebra Mussels?
Zebra Mussels are a small, destructive invasive species that can spread by hitching a ride on boats and trailers. They grow to about 1½ 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 such as: • Encrusting and adding weight to boat hulls; clogging water systems used in boat motors, air conditioners and heads. • Threatening our water supply by colonizing inside pipelines, restricting the flow of water, and damaging water intake structures, which results in higher water bills for homes and businesses. • Taking over habitats from native species, damaging lake ecology and impacting fish populations.
Adding new life to book clubs Lady Nancy Astor (1879-1964), an outspoken and wealthy aristocrat and the first female member of the British House of Commons, returned from the grave to appear at a recent meeting of Book’ers, a small book discussion group in Bentwater. The book being discussed was Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina (Rose) Harrison. Rose was first published in 1975 and reissued in 2011.
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
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It’s Illegal to Transport Zebra Mussels
Unfortunately, you may be “in possession” of Zebra Mussels, and not even know it. That is because young Zebra Mussels in their larval stage can survive for days in water left in your boat and are invisible to the naked eye! We wanted to make sure you are aware that it is ILLEGAL to possess or transport Zebra Mussels – knowingly OR unknowingly in the state of Texas. The law imposes fines of up to $500 for the first incident (a Class C misdemeanor), and steeper fines with possible jail time, for subsequent offenses. Stop the spread and avoid breaking the law
Boaters can take a few simple precautions to help ensure they are in compliance with the law. • CLEAN. Clean off any vegetation, mud or foreign objects on the boat, trailer and gear before you leave the lake • DRAIN. The law requires that boaters drain all water from the boat, including the motor, bilge, live-wells and bait buckets — before leaving an infested lake. • DRY. Dry the boat and trailer for a week or more before entering another water body. If unable to let it dry for at least a week, wash it with a high-pressure washer and hot (at least 140-degree), soapy water.
For more information on how to protect your boat and Lake Conroe from Zebra Mussels, visit tpwd.state.tx.us.
Big Bass Above is the photograph of Blaine Poynter, grandson of Bentwater residents Ruth and Ed Tomko. While visiting them in Bentwater he caught the 9.28 pound largemouth bass on 5/19/2013 on a Rattle Trap lure.
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Flags Stolen in the Night One Bentwater family woke up to find the flags they were proudly flying during Memorial Day weekend had been stolen. One flag was mounted with swivels on a hollow aluminum pole in a bracket on the street-facing wall of their garage; eleven smaller flags had lined the driveway. The flags and display areas were illuminated by a pole lamp. The culprits apparently went onto the driveway to steal the flags. Bentwater residents and Family Promise of Montgomery County board members: Casey Heathcott, Tom Hones, Bill Sisco, Arlene Hovendick and Leon Virtue
FAMILY PROMISE of Montgomery County
Offering a “hand up” to homeless families with children Family Promise of Montgomery County, a nonprofit organization, unites the local faith community to provide shelter, meals, transportation, childcare and other assistance for families to become independent. Located in Conroe, Family Promise works with 12 local congregations who host homeless families with children on a rotating basis, one week at a time. Since its inception in 2001, Bentwater families have provided many of the thousands of volunteer hours that are given annually by local congregations through housing and feeding the Family Promise clients. These congregations represent a variety of religious faiths in Montgomery, Conroe and The Woodlands. Bentwater volunteers have also helped financially, served on the board, chaired the annual golf tournament, donated cars and taken on various jobs at the Day Center. The Day Center is the office and the home for the clients when they are job searching, receiving counseling or spending their day off. The client families, who usually stay in the program three months, are given not only food and shelter, but also life skills classes. These classes specifically educate families on finances, budgeting, parenting, nutrition, and household management. We also have the opportunity to provide vocational training and college assistance. Our goal is to give homeless families with children the opportunity to become self-sufficient and contributing members of our community.
We hope the perpetrators understand how they dishonored those who died for our country and hope they have learned something about the sacredness of Memorial Day and the meaning of displaying the American flag.
Ben and Joyce Sinclair showing the accommodations for overnight hosts at the church.
Family Promise recently assisted a combat veteran who served our country in Iraq and his family. He and his wife obtained full-time employment. Family Promise purchased mechanic’s tools that he needs to maintain his employment and assisted him with the renewal of his Commercial Driver’s License to make him more employable. Family Promise assisted in child care for their two sons, paid for dental work and provided clothing for the family. They have taken the opportunities given to them to become independent and self-sufficient. Having “graduated” in June, the family was also assisted with housing and household supplies. He stated, “Family Promise has done so much for me and my family.” He feels that plans and accomplishments have fallen into place so perfectly that coming to Family Promise was the best decision for his family. Unique to the organizations serving the homeless, Family Promise allows families to stay together as a unit while they are working toward their goal of independence. Our purpose is not simply to shelter homeless families, but to give them an opportunity to improve their circumstances through hard work, education and the improvement of their decision-making skills – all in a faith-based, safe environment.
“This theft was particularly unconscionable because the flags were intended to be displayed through Memorial Day; they were flown to honor those in the military who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting Americans and others in the name of freedom,” said one homeowner.
Jim Hovendick playing checkers with a child.
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FASCINATING of Bentwater
“SUPER”intendent KAYE STRIPLING Kaye with her mother and sister, Peggy
Kaye Stripling, Bentwater resident and retired HISD Superintendent
As a full time Bentwater resident, Kaye Stripling has returned to her local roots. She was raised in Willis and graduated from Willis High School in 1958. Her home stood where the Los Pericos Mexican restaurant now resides. Following her graduation from Texas Women’s University, Kaye moved to Houston where she earned advanced degrees from the University of Houston with a focus on Special Education.
next 13 years, she continued to pursue her teaching career until the opportunity to move into management presented itself. Kaye served as an elementary school principal at three different locations, then a middle school principal, before assuming the role of Southwest district superintendent in 1996 with responsibility of 38 schools. The experience gained in these assignments was crucial in preparing her for what was to come.
She joined The Houston Independent School District (HISD) in 1964 as a teacher of mentally challenged students. Over the
When then-superintendent Dr. Rod Paige was called away by president Bush to become the Secretary of Education, the HISD Board appointed Kaye interim superintendent and only 2 months later, after a national search, the Board realized she was the most qualified candidate and conferred on her the full role. What an awesome responsibility! At that time HISD was the 7th largest school district in the country, with 211,000 students and a $1.3 billion budget. Kaye served as HISD superintendent for 3 and a half years before retiring in 2004. One vivid memory Kaye has of that era was the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington. Kaye and her management team were in constant contact with the FBI and CIA that day with concern over whether the Houston Ship Channel could be a target. HISD had many schools in the area and had to consider whether a school evacuation was needed. Fortunately, this did not become necessary.
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FLAG AND FLAG POLES
PEOPLE Contributed by: Bentwater resident Chris Uzelmeier
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Kaye contributes in so many ways to our community. Charitable endeavors such as the Kaye Stripling Scholarship Fund, which has sent many students to college over the years, as well as her efforts in the Bentwater fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and associated events name only a few. She loves to play card games such as bridge and poker, travels frequently in her RV and has been an avid golfer until a fall and subsequent back operation last year slowed her down. But she is on the mend and will be back on the links soon! Her strong family ties make her the person she is. Her sister Peggy and brother-in-law Bert also live in Bentwater. Kaye has thoroughly enjoyed these last nine years here in Bentwater.
As you proudly display the Red, White and Blue this July 4th, please keep in mind the proper way to do so here in Bentwater. The following is our flag and flag pole policy. Please review and contact the POA office if you have any questions. FLAG DISPLAY
The display of flags is permitted under the following parameters: 1. Owners may have a total of one (1) flagpole per lot. Flags must be attached to a flagpole in order to be displayed; 2. Any of the following flags may be displayed on the single permitted flagpole: a. U.S. flag; b. Texas flag; or c. An official replica flag of a branch of the US armed forces. 3. The U.S. flag must be displayed in accordance with federal law, and the Texas flag must be displayed in accordance with Texas state law; 4. Flagpoles may be either free standing or mounted to the dwelling, under the following parameters: a. Freestanding flagpoles must be located in the backyard and may not be taller than twenty feet (20’) when measured from the ground level (including the pole ornamentation). b. Flagpoles no greater that five feet (5’) in length may be attached to the front or back of a dwelling. 5. All flagpoles must be constructed of permanent, long-lasting materials, with a finish appropriate to the materials used in the construction of the flagpole and harmonious with the dwelling; 6. No flagpole can be placed within an easement on the owner’s lot, or in a location that encroaches on a setback on the owner’s lot;
7. All flags and flagpoles must be properly maintained at all times, including, but not limited to, immediate replacement of faded, frayed or torn flags and replacement of poles that are scratched, bent, rusted, faded, leaning or damaged in any way; 8. If evening display of the flag is desired, the flag may be lit from the base of the flagpole (maximum of two bulbs) with a total of no more than 150 watts. The light must shine directly up at the flag, and cannot cause any type of light spillover onto adjoining properties. All exterior lighting must be submitted to the ACC for prior approval; 9. Flagpoles mounted to a dwelling or garage must be removed from view when no flag is displayed; 10. The size of the flag must be appropriate for the length of the flagpole; 11. Flagpole halyards must not make noise under any conditions. Halyards must be securely fastened at all times; 12. Freestanding flagpoles must be mounted on an appropriate footing; 13. All flagpoles must be installed per the manufacturer’s guidelines; 14. Owners and prohibited from locating a flag or flagpole on property owned or maintained by the Association; and 15. Owners are prohibited from locating a flag or flagpole on property owned in common by the members of the Association. ACC APPROVAL
Flagpoles mounted to a dwelling do not require approval from the ACC, provided the terms of this policy are complied with. Any installation of a flagpole to a dwelling not in compliance with this Flag Display Policy will be considered a deed restriction violation. Freestanding flagpoles require submission of a completed application to the ACC with a site plan showing the proposed location of the improvement, along with pictures showing the location of the modification and the manufacturer’s brochures or sample of material, if applicable. The color of the materials being used in relation to house color, the visibility from public streets and neighboring properties/common areas any noise created are of specific concern. Any installation not in compliance with this Policy will be considered a deed restriction violation.
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Insperity Champions Tournament The Insperity Champions Golf Tournament was recently held at the Woodlands TPC golf course. Hole # 4 was sponsored by Bentwater, with Cay and Jim Eckland as hole captains. This year was the 10th year of this tournament and the 10th year for Cay & Jim. Many Bentwater residents participated in the tournament. Marshalling on hole 4 were: Vince Borruso, John Coleman, Alan Dahlberg, Owen Dale, Debbi Dye, Pat Herring, Carl Herring, Sonny James, Gary Lough, Betsy Moore, Joe Moore, Hank Setina, Gary Sewell, Wayne Stockebrand and Pat Wagner. Walking scorers included Nellis Dye and Lynn Hullinger; Stacey Buick served on the hospitality committee while Mary Zimmerman and Clarke Davis marshalled other holes. Nice work Bentwater!
Cay Eckland and Debbie Dye play Vanna White at Hole #4
Prize winners, Patti Armstrong, Marta Constantino, Diane Carter and Corrine Guiffre pose in Donna Casey’s garden.
Luscious Bougainvillea growing in Karen Koerner’s garden
Front flower bed in Betty Dobesh’s garden
The Bentwater Garden Club celebrated its spring garden tour by visiting the beautiful gardens of four Bentwater residents. Each garden had a unique attraction. Betty Dobesh’s home welcomes visitors with beautiful “curb appeal.” Karen Koerner purchased the vacant lot One of Jan Long’s Butterfly next door and developed the Whitt Collection Memorial Garden in honor of her parents. The third garden belongs to Jan Long, a long-time member of the club. She has a peaceful shade garden in her back yard with a lovely metal butterfly sculpture and new fruit trees.
Ladies enjoy a tour of Bentwater gardens
The group needed only to walk across the street to Donna Casey’s home – the fourth on the tour. After viewing the rock river running through her lovely front yard, the group enjoyed refreshments in her large shady backyard overlooking the golf course. After taking a break during the hot summer months, the Garden Club will meet again on Thursday, September 5th. 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HURRICANE safety checklist
What do I do after a hurricane?
Be RED CROSS Ready! Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life- and propertythreatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Know the Difference
Hurricane Watch – Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued. Hurricane Warning – Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities. What should I do?
• Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS). • Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed. • Bring in anything that could be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture). • Close windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you don’t have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood. • Turn the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting so that food will last longer if the power goes out. • Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances. • Fill your car’s gas tank. • Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. • Learn about your community’s hurricane response plan (STAY OR GO PLAN). Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for. • Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges. • Because standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover
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flooding, it’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains or other conditions that impact the U.S. For more information on flood insurance, please visit the National Flood Insurance Program Website at www.floodsmart.gov.
What supplies do I need?
• Water – a least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day. • Food – at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy to prepare food. • Flashlight • Battery-operated or hand- crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible). • Extra batteries • First aid kit • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane). • Multi-purpose tool • Sanitation and personal hygiene items • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies) • Cell phone with charger • Family and emergency contact information • Extra cash • Emergency blanket • Map(s) of the area • Baby supplies • Pet supplies • Tools/supplies for securing your home • Extra set of car keys and house keys • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes • Rain gear • Insect repellent and sunscreen • Camera for photos of damage
• Continue listening to an NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates. • Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended. • If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe. • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed – out bridges. • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company. • Stay out of any building that has water around it. • Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes. • Use flashlights in the dark, DO NOT use candles. • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it’s not contaminated. • Check refrigerated food for spoilage. • Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid an injury. • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control. • Use the telephone only for emergency calls.
Let your family know you are safe. If your community has experienced a hurricane or any disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website available through RedCross.org/SafeandWell to let your family and friends know about your welfare. And a reminder: BENTWATER COMMUNITY
Bentwater Property Owners Association (POA), 170 Hillsborough Drive West, will be the Command Center during storms. Information and communications from neighbors, MUD 18, governmental organizations, and others will be available at this site. You can reach the POA at: POA COMMAND CENTER 170 Hillsborough Drive West 936-597-5532 email@example.com The POA will focus on maintaining the entrance facilities and clearing of the roads.
General Manager's Dear Property Owner:
POA General Manager Dawn Cleboski
Last month we reminded you of the importance of putting focus on our Stay or Go Plan that will assist you in taking the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your family and property should we find ourselves facing the threats of a hurricane. We encourage you to save last month’s issue and keep it on hand throughout hurricane season.
Another important guide which will assist you during the summer and fall months when hurricanes are more prevalent is the Red Cross’s Hurricane Safety Checklist. We are including it now for you to read and review and save for future reference. You and your family are Bentwater. We are providing these plans, programs and resources for your benefit. Best Regards, Dawn Cleboski
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Junior Golf Camps Sign up now! Are your children looking for a fun way to spend part of their summer vacation? Why not send them out on the golf course to experience Junior Golf Camp. The exclusive camp at Bentwater has become a popular way for your children to learn golf basics and have fun. Each camp is for kids from five to 16 years old. The camps offer an invaluable one-week experience for your junior golfer. Bentwater’s golf instruction team, with Mark Massengale as
the lead instructor, will teach your kids the full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and rules and etiquette of this fine game of golf. The camp meets from 9am – noon each day. Your camper will be grouped according to age. On Thursday afternoon we have an event that allows you and your young golfers to enjoy the game of golf together. Come join in on the fun!! To sign up contact the Golf Academy at mmassengale@ bentwaterclub.com or 936-597-2261. The cost for the week long camp is $185.
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John Bieniek, grandson of Bentwater residents Doug and Carolyn Bieniek, recently graduated with Honors from Georgia Tech with a BS in Computer Science. The proud grandparents recently traveled to Georgia for the graduation. John is now employed at National Cash Register in Atlanta. Congratulations, John, on a job well done.
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Don’t let the kiddos spend too much time in front of the TV this summer. Kamp Bentwater is keeping kids active and entertained with everything from outdoor exercise, water play to arts and crafts.
Parade and Celebration
Each session of Kamp will be Tuesday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Kampers may attend one week for $165 or they may choose to come on individual days
Thursday, July 4th
Dress in your best Red, White and Blue, hop on your golf cart and head out to Bentwater’s Fourth of July festivities! This year’s parade is sure to have great music, motorcycles, antique and customized automobiles and huge, decorated floats from various Bentwater organizations. More than 150 decorated golf carts are expected as well, so join is or hang out and watch the parade as it passes by! If you want to participate in the parade, you’ll need to arrive at the PARK IN THE MEADOWS by 9:30 am to line up. The parade will make its way up Bentwood Drive to Bentwater Drive, where judges will be staged, deciding which entrants created the best float or decorated vehicle. The parade will wrap up at the Fitness Center where everyone is invited to the awards party and to enjoy a variety of festivities, including a cool swim.
Here’s a Schedule of Events: Thursday, July 4th
• Parade begins at 10 am, starts at Park in the Meadows • Pool Party- 11 am- 1 pm- Country Club Pool • Fireworks and Night Festivities 7pm - 10pm behind Country Club • Family dining in Country Club dining room and grill11 am – 8 pm Remember, NO FIREWORKS allowed in Bentwater. ZERO TOLERANCE PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT WITH FINES UP TO $1,000
for $60 per day. Kampers are limited to one session per summer to make room for everyone who wants to come and enjoy the fun. Snacks and drinks are provided for your child. Children should bring a sack lunch each day.
pleted forms are to be brought to the Kamp on the first day your child will be attending. Reservations are required. Hope to see you there!
Registration forms and Kamp information sheets may be downloaded from the website, bentwaterclub.com. Com-
Ages 7 – 10 Ages 11 – 15
Remaining Kamp Bentwater Dates:
July 9 - 12 July 16 – 19
Men of Bentwater – MOB
Mobsters are taking a break from monthly meetings this summer, but don’t think for a second they aren’t getting together to play golf! On July 26, MOB is hosting the Hotter- ‘N- Hell Open on the Weiskopf Course and on September 25 they are heading to High Meadow Ranch in Magnolia.
Participants in any of the three events must be current MOB members. Membership forms can be requested from Jim Jacobs, MOB membership director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on all MOB golf events, contact Bob Hentges at email@example.com.
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Crime Stoppers Animal Cruelty Reward Program
In an effort to reduce the staggering number of animal cruelty cases and help law enforcement officials bring more of these criminals to justice, Montgomery County Crime Stoppers is working with local task force to offer reward money for information leading to prosecution of animal abuse criminals. These cash rewards encourage people, who might otherwise be less inclined to speak up, to come forward with tips for investigators. Montgomery County Crime Stoppers needs your help in funding this program. If you would like to make a donation, you may drop off a check at the POA office. Make the check out to
Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, and mark it specifically “Animal Cruelty Reward Fund.” Crime Stoppers appreciates your help. And remember… anyone with information about animal cruelty can contact Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 1-800-392(STOP) 7867.
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Marina Summer Slip Promotion Spend more time on the lake and less time taking your boat in and out of the water. Your Bentwater 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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 (1) motor vehicles currently licensed and inspected for use on public highways or (2) 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”. 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
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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®. The registered owner is responsible for the golf cart, whether or not they are present during reported infractions.
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Neighborhood Watch Staying Safe on Lake Conroe
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Thomas Jefferson and Jesus…
Contributed by Bentwater Neighborhood Watch Co – Chair, Bob Hook
Contributed by Lee Rushing, Pastor of North Shore Church
Recently I sat down with Lt. Tim Cade of Precinct 1, Montgomery County Constable’s Office - Marine Division. The Constable’s Office oversees boating safety and law enforcement on the waters of Lake Conroe. Now that we are in the true heat of summer and folks are spending more time on the water, I asked Lt. Cade to remind us of the important safety rules as it pertains to operating a boat on Lake Conroe. Here’s what he wants all of us to know:
Growing up in elementary school and reading biographies, my favorite American was Thomas Jefferson. I was fascinated with his life and the many things that he did … and the older I get, the more fascinated I become.
book or built an historic house, but if all that He did was written down for us, one of His followers said, “if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written” ( John 21:25).
• Things needed when operating our boat: o Sound producing device (horn, whistle or bell) o Type IV “throwable” device (ring buoy or approved square cushion) o Personal Flotation Device (PFD) or Life Jacket for each individual on board the boat (easily accessible and appropriate in size) o A fire extinguisher (fully charged)
He began building his Monticello when he was only 25 years old. It was on my bucket list to one day go and see the Monticello. Finally, at the age of 50, while on a cross-country trip with my oldest son, we made a detour and toured the home for a day. Even more amazing to me was that Jefferson was only 33 years old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence, and then he died on exactly the 50th anniversary of the historical document he authored.
I might add that many houses of worship in many countries have been built in which to worship Jesus, including North Shore Church. And the book that contains four biographies about Jesus, known as The Gospels, has been printed more than any other document or book in the history of the world.
• When entering the water from your boat always have a floatation device on or nearby. • While boat is underway, insure all passengers are seated or standing within the bulk head; it is illegal to ride on the bow, gunnel or transom. • No glass within 200 feet of San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) Properties (Ayers Island, East Beach)
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• Never travel in a boat faster than idle speed within 100 feet of a manmade object. • The operator of a boat towing one or more individuals on water skis or any other towing device is required to display (and should be holding) an orange “skier down flag,” while watching the skier and other boat traffic in the area. • Know the layout of the lake (what is above and under the water) before running at full speed across the water. • Never overcrowd your boat. Though your boat may be rated for a large number of people, it is safe practice to keep the numbers down. • Please be responsible when consuming alcohol on the lake.
Here we are in the month of the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence – July 4th. Standing the test of time, it is one of the greatest documents ever written and has served as the foundation of freedom for the greatest nation ever in the history of the world. Another man in human history, also at the age of 33, provided the world a foundation of freedom. Jesus, never authored a
In all that Jesus did and because of who He was and is, He brought to us a greater freedom than our political freedom. He offers to us all freedom from sin, an inner peace in a personal relationship with God, and eternal life with God in heaven. Jefferson continues to serve our country well by the document and the freedom he declared. And Jesus serves us better by the eternal freedom He declared for which He gave His life. May each of us enjoy and live in the freedom we share in our country and from God.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer on Lake Conroe!
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Church Backyard Bible Club Calling all children and grandchildren, ages 6 – 12! For our fourth year now, North Shore Church is excited to serve the Bentwater community with another Backyard Bible Club. Crafts, games, Bible teaching, and more!
The Dictionary Project: NSRW member Gail McKinnon, top right, was on hand at A.R. Turner Elementary to deliver boxes of the books. Interim Principal Nan Seith, second from right, accepted them on behalf of the school.
Time: Dates: Location:
9:00 – 12:00 Monday – Friday, July 29 – August 2. 9 Cordova Court in Bentwater
For registration and more information, please contact Gaye Watkins at (936) 7187997 or email@example.com. Legislative Day - Senator Robert Nichols, right, and Representative Brandon Creighton, left, posed with NSRW members on the steps of the Senate chambers.
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North Shore Republican Women were certainly busy this spring. Wearing their red jackets, several members converged on the state capital to meet with other Texas Federation of Republican Women groups to talk to their legislators, receive proclamations in the Senate and House of Representatives and listen to speeches by state elected officials. The May meeting at Bentwater Country Club drew a large crowd to hear Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples talk about various topics, including immigration.
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Barbara Adamick, Montgomery County District Clerk, was the interesting speaker for the June 5th meeting. Meetings in the fall will include George P. Bush, son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush and nephew of former president George W. Bush in October; Texas Railroad Commissioner, Barry Smitherman, in November; and the Sam Houston State University Choir for the December meeting.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples speaking at the May meeting of NSRW.
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Learn how to protect yourself
Here in Bentwater we love to spend time outdoors. Whether it’s on the golf course, tennis courts, in the pool or taking a stroll through the neighborhood, we certainly get our fair share of sun exposure.
Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer:
A “sensible” amount of daily sunshine can certainly provide us with many benefits. Moderate sun exposure is most known for providing our bodies with Vitamin D, which has shown indications of reducing the risk of Multiple Sclerosis, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and various bone diseases.
• Any change in your skin, especially in the size and color of a mole, growth or spot, or a new growth (even if it has no color) • The spread of pigmentation (color) beyond its border, such as dark coloring that spreads past the edge of a mole or mark • A change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness or pain
Daily sunshine has also been credited with boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol and increasing metabolism and digestion.
Skin Cancer Prevention:
While sunshine should get the credit it deserves for helping us stay healthy, it’s no secret the same sunshine can do a great deal of harm. Facts about Skin Cancer:
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76,600 cases of skin cancer in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society. The following information, provided by the ACS, will help you determine your risk for developing skin cancer and the most effective ways to prevent it. Risk Factors for Skin Cancer:
• Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sunlight or tanning booths) • Pale skin • Family history of skin cancers • Multiple or unusual moles • Severe sunburns in the past
The best ways to lower the risk of skin cancer are to avoid long expose to intense sunlight and practice sun safety. You can still exercise and enjoy the outdoors while using sun safety at the same time. Here are some ways to play it safe in the sunshine: • Avoid direct exposure to the sun between 10 am and 4 pm. Teach children the shade rule: if your shadow is shorter than you, the sun’s rays are at their strongest. • Seek shade in the middle of the day when the sun’s rays are strongest. • Follow the Slip! Slop! Slap! And Wrap! Rules: o Slip on a shirt: Cover up with protective clothing to guard as much skin as possible when you are out in the sun. o Slop on sunscreen: Use sunscreen and lip balm with broad spectrum protection and a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen to unprotected skin at least 30 minutes before outdoor activities. Reapply every two hours after swimming, toweling dry or sweating. o Slap on a hat: Cover your head with a wide-brimmed hat, shading your face, ears and neck. o Wrap on sunglasses: Wear sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB absorption to provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and safe as you enjoy all Bentwater has to offer this summer!
Bentwater resident Mark Johnson raised more than $10 thousand for Operation Homefront at the recent Ironman Texas event held in The Woodlands. That’s right, he swam, ran and cycled through the sweltering, 90 degree heat, finishing with Johnson’s daughters wish him good a time of 11:25:37. That time luck before the race earned him a rank of 258 in a field of more than 2800 competitors and 13 in his age group of 140 athletes.
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A retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and Wal-Mart Regional General Manager, Johnson has competed in several arduous events for charity. This year Mark was inspired by the selfless sacrifices our service members and families continue to make for our freedoms, making his decision easy to support Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront provides financial and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors. Since 2002, Operation Homefront has met the needs of more than 740,000 families and personnel nationwide. To find out more visit Operation Home Front’s website: http://www.operationhomefront.net.
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Tennis – Summer Junior Tennis Program
Young tennis students focus on their skills Caleb Harmon, Madhu Giriraj, Ally Neagle, Hannah McDowell, AJ Anastasio, Kase Harris, Rachel Ortale, Vincent Levantino, Nicholas Ortale and coaches Mike Doty and Tyler Doty, featuring Bear Doty with all the dog food that went to some happy local dogs.
Tennis Dog Food Drive
Bentwater tennis has gone to the dogs! The Bentwater Junior Tennis Program “All Stars” Class recently had a dog food drive to collect hearty meals for our local dog shelter, The Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Unofficial Bentwater Tennis “spokesdog,” Bear Doty, approved the fundraising efforts!
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Sympathies Helen Joyce Bowden, 1936 – 2013 Bentwater resident Helen Joyce Bowden passed away on May 7. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bobby Bowden; daughter, Kathy Watford and husband, Bubba; son, Stephen Bowden; grandchildren, Michelle Fuller and husband, Shawn; Brandon Watford and wife, Wendy; great grandchildren, Kyla,
Tory and Brinly; sisters, Lavern Marriott, Valdine Owens, Rachel Addison, Lynn Burkett, Ruth Gillis and husband, Rev. James; numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. The family of Mrs. Bowden would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.
If you’ve noticed some of our younger residents making their way to the tennis courts in the mornings, it’s because they are up to something. We’ll let you in on a little secret… The Bentwater Country Club Summer Junior Tennis Programs are teaching our children everything they need to know about tennis. 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.
The future tennis pros take a break to “say cheese”
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) Tues, Wed & Thurs Future Stars (ages 8 – 10 ) Tues, Wed & Thurs All-Stars (Tournament Players) Tues, Wed & Thurs You may pick up an application in the Fitness Center.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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The Holy Land
A replica of Jesus’ boat in the Sea of Galilee
The Abernathys and Joneses enjoy dinner at an Israeli winery
Randy Jones renewing his baptism in the Jordan River
Arranged by Omega Travel Contributed by Bentwater resident Carolyn Jones
Four Bentwater couples – Don and Laura Lehman, Chuck and Jean Abernathy, Morris and Carol Davidson and Randy and Carolyn Jones recently traveled to the Holy Land with a 43 person group from The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The trip was arranged by Omega Travel, which is owned by our senior pastor’s wife, Bev Robb. Bev travels to the Holy Lands several times each year, but this trip was special because Dr. Ed Robb went along.
Don and Laura Lehman at the Dome of the Rock
We were gone for 11 days. We spent one night in Tel Aviv, three nights in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee and four nights in Jerusalem. Each sight was more breathtaking than the one before it! We visited Jaffa and Caesarea by the Sea on the coast of the Mediterranean. We traveled to Mt. Carmel, Megiddo and Nazareth on our way to Tiberias. During our trip, we renewed our baptism at the Jordan River; traveled to Massada, one of King Herod’s homes; dipped into the Dead Sea and walked down the Via Dolorosa following the path Jesus took to the cross. We also had the opportunity to visit The Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and celebrate communion at the Garden Tomb.
Chuck and Jean Abernathy
The Jordan River
Garden of Gethsemane
Carolyn Jones and Barbara Cargill at the Dome of the Rock
All in all, it was the trip of a lifetime! We stayed at wonderful hotels, ate delicious food, and learned from a top notch guide, Mishi, with whom Bev has worked closely for more than 20 years! Omega Travel took care of all of the details. We never encountered a glitch, felt safe at all times and returned home with priceless memories!
Randy and Carolyn Jones enjoying the “trip of a lifetime”
Camels available for transportation at convenience store in Masada
Bill and Ilene Grygar during a tour of Guimaraes, considered “the birthplace of the Portuguese nationality”
Part of the group after lunch at the Alpendurada Monastery, near Regua, Portugal
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Joanne and Al Rosa enjoying gorgeous views of the Douro River valley during a picnic lunch at Quinta do Seixo estate, home of the world-famous Sandeman port wines
Henri and Jim Hiott, while overlooking the beautiful city of Toledo, Spain
Portugal and Spain
Tribute – Bronze Star Recipient
A land and river cruise adventure in Portugal and Spain was a highlight for a group of Bentwater residents and their friends. They began their travel with a 3-day privately escorted tour of Lisbon, including a visit to the charming nearby mountain village of Sintra. They then traveled to Porto, Portugal, visiting the famous sanctuary of Fatima along the way. Afterwards the group enjoyed a 7-day river cruise through Portugal’s beautiful Douro River wine country aboard AMA Waterways’ new AMAVida.
Joseph Grimes Bentwater Life would like to pay tribute to Joseph Garrett Grimes, son of resident Charles Grimes. Joseph ( Joe) is a Sr. Staff Master Sargent in the U. S. Air Force. He is stationed at March Air Reserve Base with the ANG 163 LRS/LGRV.
After disembarkation in Vega Terron, Spain, the group continued by bus to the ancient city of Salamanca, then on to Madrid for a 3-night stay. While in Madrid, the group enjoyed a fullday excursion to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to enjoying Madrid’s beautiful architecture and culinary offerings, some took advantage of the opportunity to visit the city’s famous Prado Museum. The trip was an opportunity to experience a less traveled, but beautiful and charming part of Europe, with its unique history and cultural offerings.
Patricia Rashke, Saundra Ritz, Joanne Naughton with the Hiott’s and Gerusa Parks during the tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo, Spain
In Joe’s military career he has been stationed in Formosa and in his present assignment, has been deployed to Kuwait, Iraq (twice) and Kyrgyzstan (a supply point to Afghanistan). In his first deployment to Iraq, Joe was part of an Sr. Staff Msgt Joseph Grimes
Air Force team tasked with filling Army troop shortfalls. This was the first Air Force unit to serve under army command since WWII. Prior to going to Iraq he trained at Fort Bragg, North Carolina with the 82nd Airborne. As a platoon leader, he was assigned to provide gun truck escort for convoys of military and local national vehicles. For his actions, he was awarded the Bronze Star. We thank Sr. Staff Master Sargent Joe Grimes for his brave service to our country.
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Kathy King, Sally Chapman, Joan Castleberry, Janice Slaughter and Mary Ann Jordan
UNITED WAY – CHILDREN AND READING (CAR) Bentwater Volunteers Deliver Gifts to Willis Head Start Bentwater Children and Reading (CAR) volunteers recently participated in the graduation of students from the Willis Head Start Program. Through the generosity of several book clubs whose members recognize the vital role of reading in a child’s education and life, CAR volunteers were able to purchase two books for each of the 52 Head Start graduates. The gift bags each contained a copy of KINDERGARTEN HERE I COME and one of several titles from the IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE series. The CAR volunteers hope the books will encourage these students to continue their enjoyment of books and learning to read. While CAR readers are now enjoying summer, they continue to look for great books to share with next year’s Head Start students! If you would like to become a CAR volunteer, here’s what you need to know: Each volunteer reads to three classes once each month. It takes about an hour and a half in the classes and about the same amount of time to prepare by finding books that fit the theme of the month. The students welcome the readers with excitement and it has encouraged the children to read.
Mary Ann Jordan offers a gift to a young graduate
There are 50 volunteers and no one is sure who is having more fun, the students or the readers! If you are interested in finding out more about being a CAR reader, contact Linda Pierce at LBPIERCE@consolidated.net
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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.
Properly Irrigating Your Landscape
It's that time of year again when our landscape comes alive the lawn is growing and green, the trees return their leaves, the shrubs and plants are lush and flowering and our gardens look fresh and vibrant. Everything is about as good as it gets until the long, hot summer puts major stress on our plants and requires significant quantities of water just to keep our landscape alive. Unlike many Texans, the residents of Bentwater have never really experienced a water shortage and don't expect to for the next several decades. But look around, Lake Conroe is having a difficult time recovering from drought conditions that are impacting the entire Southwest with no end in sight. So even though Bentwater has plenty of water, it makes no sense to waste it. Be Water Wise and conserve our water for future generations.
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Much of the water we use in irrigating our landscape is wasted through inefficient landscape watering practices. Remember, when it comes to irrigation, more is not always better. You should irrigate your landscape no more than 2-3 times a week, and at a rate of no more than 1-inch per week. Proper watering will help our grass and shrubs develop deep roots; Over-watered landscape will have a short root system and will not be drought tolerant.
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There are several easy steps you can follow that will produce substantial savings in the water used to keep your landscape alive and well: • Keep grass three inches tall during the hot summer months (taller grass holds moisture better, encourages deep root growth and is less susceptible to browning.) • Don’t cut more than one-third of its length at a time. • Use your grass clippings by mulching or composting them; grass clippings break down quickly and provide valuable nutrients. • Our shrubs and beds require less water as long as they are properly maintained. Use lots of mulch, it will make your shrubs and young trees more tolerant to the scorching Texas heat. • Apply 1 to 3 inches of mulch to help your soil retain moisture. It will reduce runoff, help moderate soil temperature, aid in root development, slow weed growth, prevent soil compaction and add valuable organic nutrients to the soil. • Improve your soil. High quality soil helps reduce irrigation needs by retaining water better when added to the type of soils we have in Bentwater. You can improve your soil by adding more organic material such as mulch or compost. It's easy to do on your lawn by using a mulching lawn mower. • Follow a regular fertilization schedule, use fertilizers recommended for our area. Proper fertilization helps develop good root systems to keep your lawn and plants more drought tolerant. • Try to aerate the lawn once a year. And don't forget to weed your lawn and garden as needed; webs rob plants of valuable water.
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Calendar of Events End of June 2013 June 27 Thursday -NKOTB, 98 Degrees and Boys II Men in concert at Toyota Center. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit centerhouston.com.
July 1 - 4 Monday – Thursday -Houston Astros take on the Rays at Minute Maid Park. Games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday begin at 7:10 pm and Thursday’s game begins at 1:10 pm.
June 28 – 30 Friday – Sunday -Houston Astros take on the Anaheim Angels at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s game is at 7:10 pm; Saturday’s game is at 3:10 pm and Sunday’s game begins at 1:10 pm.
July 2 Tuesday -BENTWATER - Summer Junior Tennis Program begins at the Racquet Club – 9 am
June 29 Saturday -The Hobby Center presents The Tenors in concert. Since their inception only five years ago, The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with powerful voices and memorable melodies. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $53.50.
July 2013 July 1 Monday -Conroe Symphony Orchestra performs at the Arc Church at 7:30 p.m. The show is a celebration of America and our freedom. For more information, call the Arc Church at 936.760.2144. July 1 – August 11 Starting Monday -Moody Gardens, Galveston presents Dino’s Alive. Moody Gardens has been transformed into a prehistoric stomping ground with more than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including a full size T-Rex and Triceratops. Tickets are $7.50. Visit moodygardens.com for more information.
July 3 Wednesday -Celebrate our nation’s birthday at the Star Spangled Salute at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This free “Independence Eve” celebration has been a tradition for 23 years. The Houston Symphony will wow the crowd with a selection of patriotic songs. Enjoy free, pre-concert activities starting at 6:30 pm; Show begins at 8 pm. July 4 Thursday -BENTWATER – Fourth of July Celebration: Yankee Doodle Patriotic Parade at 10 am; Pool Party at the Country Club Pool from 11 am to 1 pm; July Fourth Festivities at the Country Club from 7 pm to 10 pm; All – American Buffet at the Country Club from 11 am to 8 pm; Fireworks Display at 9:30 pm. Don’t miss out on the fun! July 4 Thursday -Red Hot and Blue Festival at The Woodlands Town Center featuring fireworks, live music, vendors and strolling entertainers. Activities begin at 6 pm at Town Green Park and along The Woodlands Waterway.
July 4 Thursday -Montgomery County Emergency Assistance presents the Great American Duck Race. This fundraising event is critical to the programs that assist Montgomery County residents who are experiencing an unexpected crisis. The ducks race down chutes at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center for prizes. Ducks may be adopted online at www.duckrace.com/thewoodlands. For more information, call 936.539.1096.
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July 9 Tuesday -BENTWATER - LGA D-Select Golf Tournament on the Weiskopf Course - 9 am Shotgun
July 10 Wednesday -BENTWATER - Ladies’ Canasta Game Day at the Country Club – 11:30 am
July 9 Tuesday -BENTWATER - Game Night at the Country Club: Bridge and Canasta – 6 pm
July 10 – August 1 Starting Wednesay -Hobby Center, Houston presents Wicked at Sarofim Hall. For ticket prices and show times, visit centerhouston.net
July 9 -12 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER - Summer Junior Golf Camp at the Country Club – 9 am to 12 pm
July 11 Thursday -BENTWATER - Birthday Night at the Country Club – 5 to 9 pm
July 9-12 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER - Senior Kids’ Camp (Ages 7 to 10) – 10 am to 4 pm
July 11 Thursday -First Thursday Free Concert Series at Heritage Place in Conroe. Find your groove,
July 5 Friday -BENTWATER - Family Dive-in Movie at the Country Club Pool – 8:30 pm to 11 pm
July 5 – 6 Friday and Saturday -Owen Theatre in Conroe presents The Matchmaker. This is a hilarious show! Tickets are $10 - $20. Show time is 8 pm each night. For more information, call 936.539.4090. July 6 Friday -BENTWATER - Family Buffet at the Yacht Club – 5 pm to 9 pm July 6 Friday -BENTWATER - BTA Summer Tennis Party 5:30 pm July 6 Saturday -The Stars and Stripes Cat Club is hosting a cat show at Lone Star Convention Center from 9 am to 5 pm. The show features
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invite a friend, bring your family and just relax. Bring chairs and blankets too; coolers are allowed but no glass containers. July 11 Thursday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company in concert. Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit woodlandspavilion.net July 11 – 27 Starting Thursday -Ringling Bros and Barnum Baily Circus is roaring into Reliant Stadium, Houston. From the moment you arrive, the momentum explodes as the Greatest Show on Earth comes to life in a way you won’t expect. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. July 12 Friday -John Mayer with Special Guest, Phillip
Phillips, performs at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Show begins at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $75. For more information, visit woodlandscenter.org July 12 Friday -The Woodlands Children’s Museum celebrates its 3rd birthday. Enjoy live music, face painters, magic mirrors and hands-on projects. Tickets are $5 each; celebration runs from 10 am to 5 pm. July 12 – 14 Friday – Sunday -Owen Theatre in Conroe presents The Matchmaker. This is a hilarious show! Tickets are $10 - $20. Show time is 8 pm each night. For more information, call 936.539.4090. July 12 – 28 Starting Friday -Stage Right presents The Wizard of Oz at Crighton Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $20. For show times and more information, visit crightontheatre.org. July 13 Saturday -Downtown Farmer’s Market in Huntsville at the town square from 8am – noon.
July 15 Monday -Beyonce in concert at Toyota Center. Show starts at 8 p.m. For ticket information, visit centerhouston.com. July 16 – 19 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER - Teen Camp (Ages 11 to 15) – 10 am to 4 pm July 16 Tuesday -Leadership and Team Building Conference at Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. Top leaders in today’s successful businesses made the journey from manager to leader by making the most of their innate talents, plus spending time on learning the important skills they know they need to succeed. Conference is from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit skillpath.com. July 16 Tuesday -Houston Symphony and Bugs Bunny take on the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Show begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets start at $28. Bring the family! July 17 - 21 Wednesday – Sunday
July Bentwater Life -Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows. Visit one of the first indoor dog shows in America inside Reliant Center. Along with breed judging and obedience, you’ll discover agility, dogs racing over obstacle courses and Frisbee catching. Admission is free on Wednesday. Thursday – Sunday tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors; and $1 for children under 12.
July 23 Tuesday -BENTWATER - Kids’ Fishing Camp at the marina – 9 am to 11 am
July 19 Friday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker in concert. Show begins at 7 pm. Visit woodlandspavilion.net for ticket prices.
July 23 – 26 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER - Summer Junior Golf Camp at the Country Club – 9 am to 12 pm
July 19 – 21 Friday – Sunday -Houston Astros take on the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s game starts at 7:10 pm; Saturday’s game begins at 6:10 pm and Sunday’s game is at 1:10 pm July 20 Saturday -BENTWATER - MGA Member-Member Golf Tournament on the Miller Course - 9 am Shotgun July 20 Saturday -BENTWATER - Hotter than Hades Tennis Mixer – 7 pm July 20 Saturday -Downtown Farmer’s Market in Huntsville at the town square from 8am – noon. July 21 Sunday -One Direction in concert at Toyota Center. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit centerhoustob.com July 22 – 24 Monday – Wednesday -Houston Astros take on the Oakland A’s at Minute Maid Park. First two games start at 7:10 pm; Wednesday’s game begins at 1:10 pm.
July 23 Tuesday -BENTWATER - Game Night at the Country Club: Bridge and Canasta – 6 pm
July 25 Thursday -WWE Smack Down at Toyota Center. Wrestling at its craziest! Show begins at 7 pm. July 25 Thursday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Black Sabbath in concert. Ticket prices start a $44; Show begins at 7:30 pm. 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 their 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 con-
test 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. 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
Upcoming in August 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 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 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. 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.
Montgomery High School Salutatorian 2013 Hannah Smith, daughter of Bentwater residents Daniel and Stephanie Smith and granddaughter of Bentwater resident Laura Jones, is graduating from Montgomery High School (MHS) as salutatorian this year. Also, she was voted Most Likely to Succeed by her classmates. Hannah and her family have lived in Bentwater for ten years. Hannah has two sisters, Rachel and Jordan. Rachel was an honor graduate of MHS class of 2011. Her younger sister, Jordan, will be a sophomore at MHS next year. Hannah is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Charity League, and Montgomery Cotillion.
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Fibromyalgia Nick Frazier finds shade in a golf cart
Definition Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by widespread pain in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Some other problems commonly linked with fibromyalgia include fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety. Fibromyalgia can develop on its own, or secondary to other musculoskeletal conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus. Diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires a history of at least three months of widespread pain, and pain and tenderness in a least 11 of 18 tender-point sites. These tender-point sites include fibrous tissue or muscles of the neck, shoulders, chest, rib cage, lower
back, thighs, knees, arms (elbows) and buttocks. The overwhelming characteristic of fibromyalgia is long-standing, body-wide pain with defined tender points. Tender points are distinct from trigger points seen in other pain syndromes. (Unlike tender points, trigger points can occur in isolation and represent a source of radiating pain, even in the absence of direct pressure.) Fibromyalgia pain can mimic the pain experienced by people with various types of arthritis. The soft-tissue pain of fibromyalgia is described as deep-aching, radiating, gnawing, shooting or burning, and ranges from mild to severe. Fibromyalgia sufferers tend to waken with body aches and stiffness.
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