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EDITOR Dawn M. Cleboski

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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

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Irrigation Manager: John Witt

Entrance Department: Robert Yetter Receptionist: Martha Sullivan Accounting: Tommy Hunter

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


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

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 Montgomery County Sheriff 936.760.5800

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Residents turned out to help raise money for the American Cancer Society


Host Alton Fisher and guess which one of the twins

Faye Powell and Eva Sewell stand with signs that were placed at each tee box in memory of loved ones.

Flight 1 – 2nd Net: Kathy Catlett, Junie Williams, Diane Jolibois and Linda Bowser


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Bentwater resident Kaye Stripling meets with guests

Each balloon released represents a loved one or friend who lost their lives to cancer


Many residents took their chances on silent auction and raffle items. A big draw was the Ribbons of Hope quilt made by the hands of Bentwater residents Debra Spincic and Yvonne Koelzer

LGA members gathered to release balloons in memory of those who lost their battles with cancer

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Ladies gather together before a charity round of golf.

Bentwater residents showed up in full force to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Many residents donated auction and raffle items for the worthy cause while others bought tickets and placed bids, hoping to take home the one-of-a-kind items. Along with the raffle and silent and live auctions, LGA hosted a golf tournament and the Bentwater Tennis Club hosted Serve Up a Cure during the ACS weekend. This year, the Bentwater ACS board is proud to announce residents raised an incredible $120,000.

Way to go Bentwater!

ACS party at the home of Alton and Terry Fisher

Everyone is having such a good time!

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Residents eagerly waited for the live auction to begin in hopes of walking away with treasures.



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Animal Control Whether you are on the go, headed out to play a round of golf, or simply relaxing on your back patio, one thing you and your neighbors can count on is the peace and quiet Bentwater offers. One reason for the calm surroundings we’ve all grown to enjoy is our animal control policy that requires us to keep our pets indoors when we are not at home. After all, if we are not home, how can we be sure our precious pets aren’t barking and being a nuisance? Please review the animal control policy below and continue to help us keep Bentwater peaceful by keeping your pets inside your home when you are away. We thank you for your cooperation.


No owner shall permit any dog, cat or other domestic pet under his ownership or control to be left unattended outside such owner’s lot or allow such animal to engage in loud howling or barking, crying or whining or to conduct itself in such a manner so as to disturb the comfort and repose of any person inside the subdivision. Such pets must be housed inside the residence during the period of time the owner or person responsible for such pet is absent.

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Adele Hanson's booth in Cole's Antiques - Dee Soderman, Adele Hanson, Lynne Harren, Carolyn Russell and Wyvonne Womack.

Antique f r ie nds Round Top road sign

Gypsy Rose Antiques in Round Top

Antique Friends recently took two trips in search of priceless, one-of-a-kind treasures. The first was a drive up to Round Top and Warrenton; the second was a closer trip to Bryan. Several members scouted for the group. Pam Dean and Wanda Morgan went up to Bryan a month before the trip and Bev Cosgrove, Judy Briggs and Janice Glass checked things out two weeks later. Janice also took care of the needed reservations.

The group converged at Madden’s, a very nice (casual gourmet) restaurant in downtown Bryan. (Madden’s is fairly new and has been written up in Texas Monthly and Southern Living.) “We were impressed and their food was very good,” said Carolyn Russell. Adjoining Madden's is Old Bryan Market Place. This is not really an antique store but a large area of many rooms with everything from candles, furniture, decorative items, clothing, accessories and then some. It is certainly an oooh and aaah place. After lunch we browsed through Attic Antiques and Collectables, Alice’s Attic, Yesterdays Antiques and Texas Rose Boutique, to name a few. Some were better than others, but all interesting. It is so much fun to find things in one of these stores that you, your mother or grandmother


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Rozi Turnbull, Pauline Tauer, Mary Lou Morgan, Sandra Askew, Phillis Podlipny and Anna Richards

Shopping!! Lynne Harren, Carla Cook, Carolyn Russell, Sherilyn Steel, Maria Delgado, Pauline Tauer and Dee Soderman

Sherilyn Steel, Corinne Giuffre, Ann Davis, Judy Briggs and Janice Glass.

Lynn Guilbault, Sharon Corzine, Pat Edwards, Betty Lou Morgan and Ann Davis at Cole’s Antiques

Kathy Wilson, Susan Cove, Jeanie Rogerson, Marilyn Fellers, Donna Casey, Jan Long and Rozi Turnbull.

used to own or still have! We all had a wonderful time in Bryan. They have really improved their downtown area with newly painted and refurbished buildings, improved brick streets and pretty plantings. Antique Friends will break for the summer in June and then resume our meetings September 26th. There is still a lot to come, so mark your calendars! • September 26 - Linda Godfrey will host a meeting in her home to share her antiques. • October 24 - Enjoy a progressive home tour as Donna Casey, Jan Long, Susan Coleman and Wanda Morgan share their collections. • November – No Meting due to Thanksgiving • December – Date to come - Carla Cook, Wyvonne Womack and Carolyn Russell will host the year-end social.

Our dues are $10.00 a year and we would love to have new members. Please contact our President, Lynn Guilbault, at 936.597.8852 or e-mail at


CIVIC ASSOCIATION Shredding Day The Second Annual BCA Paper and Document Shredding Event was a huge success! Many residents showed up an hour early to unload all of their old documents to be shredded. Volunteers topped the truck capacity of 10,000 pounds at about 1:00 p.m. and had to turn away eight others because they ran out of space. There were a total number of 142 participants. Folks on bicycles and golf carts joined others in cars, SUVs and trucks and lined up with everything from a folder to 18 boxes of material to be shredded. The average collected was 70 pounds per participant at a cost to the BCA of $0.05 per pound. Way to go Bentwater!



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Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center This thorn-less Katrina survivor “Peggy Sue Martin” rose, now climbing on a fence in the backyard of a Brookgreen Circle South home, was saved from drowning under 20 feet of salt water in Mississippi. Carolyn Cannan’s German Shepherd, Schatzie, enjoying their garden

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Anna Contreras and Toni Sellers

Carole LaRose and guest, Tiffany Choate


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Karen Urban and Penny Spaid


Kat Matrician of Spirit Acres

Alice Bradley and hypnotist, Jerry Paul


Bentwater Ladies Organization A recent BLO luncheon featured hypnotist Jerry Paul as he circulated among the arriving ladies playing card tricks and other prop assisted tricks of the mind! Twenty ladies participated in his experiment of hypnosis, which was quite entertaining, as the others watched to see a comedy of dancing and the participants forgetting their names. Paul also explained the benefits of using hypnosis to stop bad habits. Jerry is a Master Hypnotist and teaches his rapid induction techniques and the psychodynamics of Hypnosis around the country. He started his study of Hypnosis in the late 60's. He graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute and started his private practice as a Hypnosis Consultant in 1980. The ladies also welcomed Spirit Acres Farm Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, a

Ladies with Jerry Paul Delores Asiedu, Shirley Slawson, Nancy Francis

horse farm and equine rescue organization. Representatives Kat Matrician and Valerie Smith set up in the North Shore Lounge to enlighten BLO members with another volunteer opportunity outside our community gates. For more information about volunteering with this organization, visit

to fight cancer. Shirley Slawson was the winner of the tickets to this exciting annual event.

BLO member Carole La Rose and Tiffany Choate presented a door prize of two tickets valued at $200 to the FAITH in Montgomery County - Fighting Cancer - Spring Fashion Show and Shopping Extravaganza recently held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Bentwater This charity (before has donated to M. D. Anderson) has donated funds to M. D. Anderson, St. Luke’s, Memorial Hermann, Lone Star Family Health Center, pediatric cancer patients and other groups

• Make your reservations today for L’Auberge du Lac Casino golf and gambling trip! October 23-24. Our annual golf and gambling trip is filling up! Contact Annette Young at 936-5975552 or for details and registration.

Looking Ahead

• Check us out at for our newly enhanced and informative website.

• “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” 20th Anniversary Gala on September 21, 2013; 7 - 11 p.m. at the Yacht Club - Casablanca themed

Carole LaRose, Shirley Slawson, Tiffany Choate

Events of the evening:

7 - 8 p.m. - National Championship Antique Car Show. Get ready Bentwater, here comes the Stutz Cars from the Mitchell Collection! 7 - 8:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour in the Yacht Club foyer with pianist, Katy James 8:00 p.m. - Gastronomic Delight Buffet 8 – 11 p.m. - Dance poolside under the stars to the Houston duo Van Lang. Watch silent Casablanca on the “big screen” poolside or view our 20 years of memories video in the Harbor view room. Tickets are $70 per person and are available now! To purchase tickets, contact Phyllis Prange at

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Patty Sorensen and friend enjoying the day!

Jill Stebbins and Sharon Jones

Megan Menteer, Business Administration Major, SHSU

Megan Menteer

Megan Menteer is one of two students to be the first to receive the Bentwater Scholarship. The Scholarship Endowment Fund for Bentwater employees and their families was funded last year with $100,000 from an anonymous donor.

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Menteer is a fourth year student at Sam Houston State University, majoring in Business Administration. Originally from Montgomery, she now lives in a dorm at SHSU where

she works as a Resident Advisor. Menteer’s mother, Julie Menteer, is a front desk attendant at Bentwater Country Club. “Thank you so much for the scholarship award. I greatly appreciate the opportunity Bentwater has given me to attend my last semester at Sam Houston State University,” said Menteer. Upon graduating, she hopes to start a career that involves interacting with people, such as sales.

Stephen Overbeck Stephen Overbeck, who also received the Bentwater Scholarship, will be graduating from Montgomery High School this month. Spending most of his academic career in the Montgomery School District, Overbeck has excelled as one of the top in his class. He has participated in different sports throughout his time at Montgomery, including football, in which he played defensive end and was named second team All -District, second team All- County, Academic All- District and second team Academic All - State. In addition to his high academic achievements and sports ability, Overbeck dedicates his free time to serving in multiple facets at Real Life Family Church, where he leads the children's and youth worship ministry and IT department, assists with maintenance, student leadership and teaches young children. Stephen plans on attending Lone Star College this fall to work on fulfilling his basic college requirements, finishing with a degree in accounting from Sam Houston State University. Stephen Overbeck, Accounting Major, Lone Star College

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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.

Father’s Day


Cook Your Catch event on the Saturday before Father’s Day What better way to tell Dad you love him than to take him fishing!

Note that you are applying for a Bentwater scholarship.

Even though Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16, Bentwater Marina is offering a fun fishing opportunity for you and Dad on Saturday, June 15. Two fishing trips are available: 7:30 am to 11:30 am and 4 pm to 8 pm. The cost of the guided trip is $125.00 per person.

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

After spending the day out on Lake Conroe, Chef will prepare the fish you caught and everyone will enjoy a fresh fish fry with baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, ice tea and water. Yum! To sign up for this Father’s day excursion, contact Rob Brown at the Bentwater Marina at 936.597.2557.

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CRIME stoppers In Montgomery County there is a dedicated group of volunteers on a mission to help keep our communities safe places to live, work and play. Montgomery County Crime Stoppers works with area law enforcement agencies, the news media and members of the public to publicize and gain intelligence on felony crimes occurring in Montgomery County and to assist in the apprehension of felony fugitives who are wanted or residing in Montgomery County.

EMAIL ADDRESS? Bentwater POA strives to bring you the latest news and announcements as quickly as possible to ensure you are reaping the latest benefits of our community. The non-profit organization offers a cash reward to anonymous callers who telephone the Crime Stoppers hotline with information which leads to the arrest and indictment of people responsible for felony offenses. If you have a tip that can help put a criminal behind bars, call the Crime Stoppers Hotline: 1-800-392-STOP (7867) If you would like to learn more about Montgomery County Crime Stoppers contact Dawn Cleboski at

However, if we don’t have your current email address, you may be the last to know about Bentwater happenings and events.

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Since retirement John has been able to follow his dream to focus on his passion for photography. He was active in his school years as a sports photographer, is self- trained and now specializes in wildlife and landscape scenes. He now has the time for interesting photo trips and is looking forward to going to Antarctica to add to his trips to Alaska and Africa. His work can be seen on his website,, and in his gallery in Maui. Several of his award-winning shots are part of this article.



John met his wife Diane in college. They have four children and three grandchildren. John and Diane gave one daughter, Mollie, a horse on her 13th birthday and purchased an initial 80 acres to the west of Bentwater on which to create an equestrian facility named Oak Creek Ranch to support Mollie’s five horses as well as her horse training and instructing activities. Eventually, the Chaneys made seven other adjoining property acquisitions such that

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Leopard in a tree – Photo by John Chaney

this ranch now exceeds 300 acres. As Mollie went on to teaching and raising a family, the ranch is no longer used for horses and is now up for sale for development.

John and Diane bought their home in Bentwater in 1992. They use it primarily as a weekend home; their principal residence is in River Oaks.


hile growing up in the Houston area, John Chaney always dreamt of working with his father some day in the small data processing family business. Upon graduation from college, his triple majors in computer science, business administration and economics gave John the necessary training to join the company, but soon after, his father passed away and John successfully assumed control of the business.

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In 1992 John sold TeleCheck to First Data Corp, where it still is today. He continued working with First Data in a senior executive position with seven businesses reporting to him until in 1999 when he left the company to pursue


Several years later in 1976, he acquired the Houston franchise in TeleCheck, a thenfledgling business with less than $75,000 in revenue, offering retailers the ability to accept paper checks from consumers as a safe and secure payment option. Over the next 12 years he acquired all the other franchises, consolidated operations, and led a team that turned TeleCheck into a worldwide company with revenues of $500 million, 2,500 employees and 400,000 retail customers.

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General Manager's Dear Property Owner:

POA General Manager Dawn Cleboski

I recently had the opportunity to tour five large communities in Austin, learning about their entrance operations and emergency and disaster programs. The experience allowed me to collaborate with other community managers and share insight on numerous subjects that affect our daily lives here in Bentwater. One topic we shared was our Stay or Go Plan which

assists you in taking the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your family and your property during hurricane season. It is now June and that means we are quickly approaching the heart of hurricane season. So there’s no better time to review our Stay or Go Plan shown below. We encourage you to take the time to read this article and to save it for future reference. You and your family are Bentwater. We are providing these plans, programs and resources for your benefit. Best Regards, Dawn Cleboski

Sharon Corzine and Gale Eason enjoy the field trip!



Ideas for you to Prepare a STAY or GO PLAN


Inside one of the amazing greenhouses

Bentwater Garden Club members continued their tradition of taking enjoyable, educational field trips as they recently traveled to the Conroe Greenhouses just north of New Waverly. While there, members shopped for high-quality plants in the extensive facility of more than 17 greenhouses!

Conroe Greenhouses, Inc. is a familyowned and operated wholesale nursery that has been in operation for more than 37 years. It specializes in producing one of the largest varieties of bedding plants in Texas and its personalized service and quality products have helped it become

Michelle Keller and Miriam Hemmeline consider a purchase

Helena Tripp with a variety of coleus

a favorite of gardeners in our area. It is located at 111 Vick Spring Rd., Huntsville, TX, 77340 – about two miles north of New Waverly off of Hwy 75. Nursery hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also check out their inventory weekly on their website,

After enjoying a tour of the facility and the opportunity to shop for beautiful plants at very competitive prices, the group gathered at Rico’s in Willis for a Tex-Mex lunch. In May, during the final meeting before the summer break, members toured some of the home gardens of their Bentwater neighbors.

Lucky door prize winners were Jerri Martin, Pauline Tauer, Sally Bierman and Patti Armstrong. They each received cash to spend on a wide variety of stunning bedding plants, ferns, herbs, vegetables and other annuals and perennials!

It’s not too late to join! 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 patriceedwards46@ for more information.

Decide now if you will evacuate early or remain in your home. Prepare accordingly. Communicate your plan in advance with your extended family and coordinate a meeting site. 1. IF YOU GO (EVACUATE): Leave as soon as possible. Do not wait until traffic is so heavy that you run the risk of being stranded on the roads. Advance Preparations for evacuation: a. Medications and Eyeglasses - Secure adequate supply of prescriptions, medications, eyeglasses and other essentials. Take First Aid kit, including mosquito repellant, with you. b. Home

- Appliances - Empty your refrigerator and freezer, leave doors open. - Utilities - Turn off utilities. - Furnishings - Move all outside furniture and other outside items into garage or tie them down. Leave propane tanks outside and securely tie them down. - Boats - Tie your boat securely to your dock using lifting

rings, not cleats, to dock pilings, not cleats on dock. - Vehicles – Park any remaining vehicles in garage and lock garage door with slide lock or chain. - Drainage – Remove obstructions to drainage between houses. It should be free and clear of any items in order to for storm water to drain properly. Flooding often can be traced back to this issue. - Notify a neighbor who is remaining that you are evacuating and provide emergency contact numbers. c. Vehicle – Leave with a full tank of gas in your vehicle. Gas may not be readily available. Take an empty gas can. Take a vehicle emergency kit with you, including spare tire, battery charger, flash lights, pillows and blankets, reflective vests, small tool kit, etc. d. Food and Water – Take ample supply of non-perishable food and water in your vehicle. A cooler would be convenient. Food, water and personal articles may not be readily available. Include non-scented bleach and empty gallon containers to mix 8 drops of bleach to one gallon of water to purify. Include trash bags.




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e. Children – Take sufficient personal articles and diapers, as

well as games and toys that do not require electricity for entertainment. f. Cellular Phone – Take cell phone with vehicle connection and/or additional batteries. g. Cash – Take a sufficient amount of cash in small denominations with you, as credit cards may not be usable due to lack of electricity. h. Destination – Plan your destination. If possible, plan to evacuate as far from the coast as possible. Areas such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Lufkin and other heavily populated areas will be overcrowded with evacuees. PETS Take your pets with you if you evacuate. Prepare a list of family, friends, boarding facilities, veterinarians and “pet friendly” hotels that could shelter your pets. Take all medications, vaccination records, one week supply of food, bottled water, litter, and plastic bags to dispose of litter or pet waste, collar, leash and ID tags. Leaving your pets behind may result in them being lost, injured, or even worse. For additional information call Montgomery County Animal Control at 936-442-7738 or 281-689-3133. 2. IF YOU STAY: 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 other resources will be available at this site. All CERTs are invited to report to the Command Center during emergency conditions. CERTs - There are more than 30 trained CERTs, Community Emergency Response Team, members in Bentwater. A program developed in part by Homeland Security, it is now administered by Citizen Corps. CERT and Citizen Corps were transferred to the Office of Domestic Preparedness (now the Office of Grants and Training) in August 2004. This program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are

not immediately available to help. They are easily recognizable in their green uniforms and possess CERT identification. If you are interested in becoming a CERT, please contact Dawn Cleboski at Electricity or telephone service may not be available for a week or longer. Trees and power lines may be down creating roads impassable for unknown time periods. If you need electricity to stay alive or if you have medical issues, are over 65, are pregnant or have children, you should consider evacuating early. a. Medications and Eyeglasses - Secure adequate supply of prescriptions, medications, eyeglasses and other essentials. Have First Aid kit available. b. Home

- Appliances – Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed and use food as quickly and safely as possible. When the power is out for an extended period of time dispose of food and leave doors open. - Utilities – Electricity and telephone systems may be out of service for a week or longer. Water and sewer are planned to continue to operate except during extreme conditions, as generators are in place in most areas. - Furnishings - Move all outside furniture and other outside items into garage or tie them down. Leave propane tanks outside and securely tie them down. Have rope and heavy plastic sheeting or tarps available. - Gutters, Windows and Doors- Make sure gutters are free of debris to allow unobstructed water flow. Strengthen your door latch system; consider adding surface mounted side bolts. Essential supplies to consider include tarps, pole saw, roof cement, tie-down rope, plywood, power saw, cordless drill, work gloves and a ladder. A wet/dry vacuum may come in handy. - Boats - Tie your boat securely to your dock using lifting rings, not cleats, to dock pilings, not cleats on dock. - Vehicles – Keep gas tanks full and park vehicles in garage. Have vehicle emergency kit with you, including spare tire, flash lights, blankets, reflective vests, etc. c. Food and Water – Have ample supply of non-perishable

food. During a power outage, use your perishable food before it spoils. A cooler full of ice would be convenient for the first few days when without power. Food and personal articles may not be readily available. Trash bags are prized items. Water and sewer will continue to operate, even for long periods, as generators are in place.

d. Flash Lights, Lanterns and Batteries – Gather and check all

flashlights and battery-powered lanterns. Secure an ample supply of all sizes and types of batteries. e. Cellular Phone – Have cell phone with vehicle connection and additional batteries. f. Radio and TV – Have battery operated radio and TV available. Tune to 99.7 FM or other emergency frequencies for announcements. STAY INFORMED. g. Generator – You may wish to consider the purchase of a portable generator with extension cords or stand-by generator (approval of a stand-by generator requires Architectural Control Approval). Do not operate a generator inside your home. h. Cash – Have sufficient amount of cash on hand as credit cards may not be usable due to lack of electricity. i. Valuables and Important Records – Place all of your valuables and important records in a waterproof container and store in the safest place. j. Safe Room – You may wish to designate a specific room in your home as a safe room. 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

The POA will focus on maintaining the entrance facilities and clearing of the roads.

In case of severe emergencies, the Bentwater Yacht & Country Club and all related facilities including the sports club, marina, golf courses and Bentwater Sales Corporation will be closed. ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Emergency Emails: asp?a=92&z=1 Montgomery County – Office of Emergency Management

Director Alan B. Sadler, County 9472 F.M. 1484 -Conroe, Texas 77303 936-523-3900 936-523-3110 Fax Chief Deputy – Randy McDaniel – 936-760-5852 Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator – Nicky Kelly -936-538-3590 Jessica M. Jackson, Homeland Security Charles Sturrock, Homeland Security Planner Gil Martinez, CERT Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management- American Red Cross Montgomery County branch -

(936) 756-2212 -

American Red Cross - Greater Houston Area - 713-526-8300.

Federal Emergency Management Agency - 800-621-FEMA or

800-427-4661 or

Texas Department of Public Safety -

713-681-1761. Texas Department of Human Services Disaster Assistance Line -




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Flight 3 – 2nd Gross – Darleen Madole (not shown), Sandy Eiland, Donna Murillo, Kathy Lekas

Flight 5 – 1st Net: Linda Pierce, Joan Shaw, Alta Bechtell, Beverly Clayburn



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Flight 2 – 2nd Gross: Rae Jean Young, Carol Rogers, Thelma Miller, Betty Porter

Flight 1 – 2nd Net: Darlene Bumstead, Barbara Bergman (not shown)

Snack time for Debbie Nelson, Eva Sewell and Linda Brown

Flight 4 – 1st Net: Nancy Fingerle, Nancy Blackwell, Carola Meneck and Kelly Breda

Flight 4 – 2nd Net: Elizabeth Jones, Karen Walker, Sandy Barton, Karen Brasger

Flight 5 – 1st Gross: Karen Cutrer, Julie Dreyer, Judy George, Margaret Gore

Flight 5 – 2nd Net: Eyvonne Stricklin, Pat Beckmeyer, Barbara Bright and JoAnn Holt

Flight 4 – 2nd Gross: Donna Gilbert, Gail Keasler, V.J. Dennington, Mary Lynn Langley

Flight 3 – 2nd Net: Linda Gent, Pam Dillard, Mary George Morstead, Sandy Barron

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Flight 2 – 1st Net: Debbie Clements, Trisha Coval, Hilda Darwon, Debbie Dacus


Flight 3 – 1st Net: Connie Kirk, Deb Snyder, Kay Metcalf, Trish Schmidt

Golf LGA Spring Swing Dressed in spring golf attire, even bunny ears, LGA members enjoyed a beautiful, yet chilly day on the golf course.

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Goes to State Tournament g ol f – mon t g ome ry hig h s c ho ol

Boys’ team makes it to state tournament Montgomery High School’s “Gold” golf team has had an amazing year! The team, made up of Bentwater residents, took second place at the District tournament at the Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station thereby qualifying for the Regional tournament. The Regional tournament at Raven’s Nest Golf Course in Huntsville proved to be just another stepping stone for this talented group of boys. There they qualified to compete in the state tournament in Austin. Way to go Bentwater golfers!

Photo taken after placing second at the District tournament Front Row: Justin Massengale, Brandon LeMaster, James Kimberly, Cody Clark | Back Row: Coach Cooper, Trevor Grant, Coach Thomason | Not pictured but on the State tournament team: Dalton Joyce

The team consists of Bentwater residents: Trevor Grant, son of Tim and Cindy Grant and grandson of Don Bradshaw; Dalton Joyce, son of Tammy and David Joyce and grandson of Donna Carr; Justin Massengale, son of Korin and Mark Massengale; and Cody Clark, son of Larry and Karla Clark. James Kimberly, son of Diana and David Kimberly and grandson of Terry and Betty Bowie, is a Bentwater member. And, to top it off, their coach is resident Kirk Thomason. Can’t wait to see what they accomplish next year!

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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:

Jeannie Rogerson (Bentwater), Pat Thompson, Loretta Myszka, Cathy Bason

Pat Herring (Bentwater), Barbara Ford, Kylene Wolfe, Shirley Anderson

“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:

1st Place Team: Nelda Robertson, Janie Ross, Ruthie McGrath, Kathy Coch (Bentwater)

2nd Place Team: Peg Schuh, Chris Kocian, Kay Carpenter (Bentwater), Diane Clark

6th Place Team of Karen Ehlert (Bentwater), Janet Miller, Dana Erhart and Roberta Marple enjoying lunch.

Golf Ladies Golf Association LGA hosted a fun filled day of Golf, inviting lady golfers from other communities to join them for a little competition. One Bentwater lady was on each team – to keep the true talent spread out evenly in the competition!

Kathy Koch of Bentwater – 1st Place!

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

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

Branch of Service

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®.

Pace Setter Tournament

A Tribute

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

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:



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Junior Golf Camps

This team won the prize for the best time!

Getting ready for the challenge!

Director of Golf Kelly Manos and Rae Jean Young

Sign up now!

Golf Pro and Lead Instructor Mark Massengale with junior students

Junior Golf Camp at Bentwater has become such a popular event we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. The Academy is offering four camps throughout the summer. 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. These golfers are in the pink!

Bentwater Golf Staff

Ribbons for charities

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@ or 936-597-2261. The cost for the week long camp is $185. Summer Junior Golf Camp Dates: June 11-14 June 25-28 July 9-12

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Orange you glad you played well today?

Smiles, smiles, smiles


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Some things are just black and white!

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Whether it’s for charity, bragging rights or just to have fun, LGA is always in full swing!

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Summer Fun! Are you looking for something fun for your kiddos to do this summer? There’s nothing like Kamp Bentwater to keep them active and entertained.


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 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.

Parade and Celebration Thursday, July 4th

It is a Bentwater family tradition that you don’t want to miss! Plans for the annual Fourth of July parade are underway. Call your neighbors, build a float and dress in your red, white and blue. Every year the parade has great music, motorcycles, antique and customized automobiles, and huge floats from various Bentwater organizations, including the Bentwater Ladies Organization, Men of Bentwater and the Bentwater Civic Association. More than 150 decorated golf carts are expected as well. 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.

Registration forms and Kamp information sheets may be downloaded from the website, Completed 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! Kamp Bentwater Schedule:

Ages 4 – 6 Ages 7 – 10 Ages 11 – 15

June 11 – 14 June 25 – 28 July 16 – 19

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June 18 - 21 July 9 - 12

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• Parade begins at 10 am, starts at Park in Meadows • Pool Party- 11 am- 1 pm- Country Club Pool • Fireworks and Night Festivities 7pm - 10pm behind Country Club • BBQ buffet 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

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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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Neighborhood Watch Planning Your Summer Vacation Contributed by Bentwater Neighborhood Watch Co-Chair, Bob Hook

Summer vacation time is here and a vacant house – or one that appears vacant – is an appealing target to a burglar. Here are some simple tips to reduce the possibility of your home being burglarized or vandalized while you are gone: • Leave a house key and your alarm code with a neighbor or family member. Let them know how you can be reached in an emergency. • Verify with your alarm company that your call list is current. You need not tell them you will be on vacation. • Test your smoke detectors and alarm system before you leave. • Make arrangements to have your grass cut and be sure your sprinkler system is working properly. • Set electrical timers for lights so your house appears occupied.

Leonard Carroll, Former FBI agent, speaks to MOBSters

Men of Bentwater – MOB MOB members recently had the opportunity to hear from fellow resident and former FBI agent Leonard Carroll, who spent nearly 40 years serving as “G-man” — an investigator and special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, first pursuing criminals here in the United States and later working on multiple assignments overseas. Carroll started out with the FBI in the 1970s, often working undercover in an array of U.S. task force operations in such places as Washington, D.C., Houston and Dallas, ferreting out illegal money laundering, corruption of public officials, corporate fraud, narcotics trafficking, international terrorism and more. Later, as a special agent on overseas assignment with British Intelligence, Carroll participated in a number of covert interna-

tional investigations in Eastern Europe and taught criminal procedures in police schools in Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia and Hungary. He subsequently served as an advisor to Britain’s acclaimed Military Intelligence Branch 5 (MI-5). His fascinating career sparked many questions and kept MOBsters intrigued throughout the luncheon. MOB monthly luncheon meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month, except July and August, at either the Bentwater Country Club or Yacht Club dining room. MOBsters start gathering around 11:00 a.m. with the luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. The format opens with 5-to-10 minutes of MOB business and discussion, followed by lunch. The presentations of featured speak-

• Make sure your exterior ornamental light is working. • Don’t cancel your newspaper or mail deliveries. Ask a neighbor or family member to pick them up every day. • If you have valuables such as jewelry or large sums of cash in your home, take them to your bank for storage in your safe deposit box. • Put window shades and drapes in normal daytime positions. • Make sure all windows and sliding doors are locked. • Don’t use social media to inform the world that you are on vacation. • Turn off the water to your washing machine in the event a water hose breaks. Have a safe and pleasant trip!

ers usually last about 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a question/answer segment. Mobsters are also taking part in several golf outings this year. They started things off in May as they headed to Lake Charles, LA for two days of 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.

Moving from a condo in Walden where they resided for more than a year, Ron and Mardell Thorn selected Bentwater as they were seeking a private gated community for their retirement. Ron is Business Manager for Jabel, a service organization in the technical field. Although Mardell is already retired from CyFair School District, Ron doesn’t know when he will be retiring because he is still enjoying his work. Join us in welcoming them to Bentwater! THIS IS THE LIFE!

Participants in any of the three events must be current MOB members. Membership forms can be requested from Jim Jacobs, MOB membership director, at For more information on all MOB golf events, contact Bob Hentges at

Ron and Mardell Thorn



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Volunteers bringing the sense of sound to those in need.

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Helping more than 100 children and adults hear! Contributed by Lee Rushing, Pastor of North Shore Church

RECEIVE UP TO A No one said it like Paul Harvey … “and now you know the rest of the story.” Following up an article in the April issue of Bentwater Life about Bentwater residents, Ray and Karen Solcher, here is the rest of the story from a wonderful mission trip that was made to the Dominican Republic in April. Ray and Karen Solcher, Lee Rushing with North Shore Church, and five other individuals from all over Texas went to the Dominican Republic to work with the Foundation for Peace and the CAES School for the Deaf to help give away hearing aids to children and adults with hearing loss. After three full and rewarding days of cleaning, inspecting and testing ears and custom fitting more than 100 people with hearing aids at no cost, the lives of many were changed for a brighter future. We heard stories from those helped during past trips that had been able to get better jobs or go to schools for people who

$ Ray Solcher training Lee Rushing to test hearing

can hear. We cried and laughed with joy when seeing person after person smile when the new hearing aids were turned on! And we cried tears of sorrow when we had to tell more people waiting that the supply of hearing aids was depleted. Their hope of hearing was disappointed, and some waited until we were gone, in the hope that another hearing aid might turn up. If you have some hearing aids, broken or working, they can be used for the next mission trip. If you have some hearing aids that you would like to donate to make a difference in someone’s life, please contact Ray and Karen Solcher at Please check out their website at

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RANCHERS Travis Hird and Zach Hird Bentwater resident Travis Hird, whose career is rehab medicine, shown with son, Zach Hird, has recently acquired approximately 300 acres in this area where they raise exotic game such as Axis Black Beard Antelope and Fallow and White Tail Deer. Travis, who grew up in The Woodlands , and his wife, Tracy, have two other sons, Jake, age nine, and Emory, age two. Jake joins Travis and Zach in the care of the animals and the land. Hirds manage the herds! Travis Hird and his son, Zach Hird, age 10, are Montgomery County ranchers.

Guest Speakers, General Manager Jace Houston with San Jacinto River Authority and Lake Conroe Association President Mike Bleier. Bentwater is represented on the board of directors of Lake Conroe Association.


North Shore Republican Women Lake Conroe and our very important water supply were the discussion topics during a recent meeting of the North Shore Republican Women at Bentwater Country Club. Jace Houston, general manager of the San Jacinto River Authority, and Mike Bleier, is a Bentwater Property Owner president of Lake Conroe Association, were the guest speakers. They graciously answered questions about the future of our water supply. IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

The annual fundraiser will be August 17, featuring the TNT Western band, at the Lone Star Community Center on the edge of Montgomery. For the October 16 meeting (note change of regular meeting date) George Prescott Bush, son of former Florida governor

NSRP Members Cay Eckland and Debbie Dye enjoy the meeting

Jeb Bush and nephew of former president George W. Bush will be the speaker. The speaker for the November 6 meeting will be Texas Railroad Commission Chairman, Barry Smitherman. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at Bentwater Country Club beginning with registration at 10:45 a.m. Lunch is optional, but reservations must be made by calling the club before noon on the Monday before the meeting at 936597-6219. There will be no NSRW meeting in July or August.



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Sympathies Dean Raymond Scudder, 1946 - 2013 Dean Raymond Scudder, age 66, passed away peacefully on April 2 at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with a recurrence of lymphoma. He was born on September 28, 1946 in Streator, IL to the late Betty (Gail) and Stanley Scudder. A 1964 graduate of Streator High School, he excelled in baseball and football and was a member of the SHS Hall of Fame Golf Team. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in marketing. He spent most of his career in emergency medicine management and was currently employed by Medical Management Professionals. Dean married Joi Krelle in 1988 and they were blessed with a daughter, Kelsey Scudder. Dean and Joi had a wonderful marriage in which they shared their love of the game of golf and would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 10, 2013. The family encourages friends to donate blood and platelets to help others try to overcome this terrible disease. Dean was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He loved his family, his dog and the game of golf. He was a long time past member of Willow Creek Golf Club and a current member of Grand Pines Golf Club at Bentwater.


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Sharon Dale Canada, 1946 – 2013

Janet Hales, 1939 – 2013 Janet K Hales, age 74, passed away after a courageous battle against kidney cancer, on March 20, 2013, in Conroe. She was born on January 30, 1939, in Matador, TX, to Orvell and Leora Kuykendall. Janet graduated from Sudan High School in 1956. She was married to Don R. Hales on June 26, 1976, in Lubbock, TX. Together they spent more than 36 loving years. Due to Don's career, Janet and Don lived in numerous states including California, Ohio and Kentucky before finally making their return to Texas. Janet was a member of the North Shore Republican Women and enjoyed tennis, golf, bridge and beating her sisters at scrabble. Additionally, Janet was active in the dinner club, wineaux group, theater, symphony events and traveling. She was a beloved wife, mother, gram, sister and friend who will greatly be missed. Janet is survived by her husband, Don R. Hales of Montgomery, TX; children: Greg Dillon of Cedar Park, TX, with his wife Amy, and Melinda Dillon of Edmond, OK; grandchild: Lauren Dillon of Cedar Park, TX; siblings: Don O. Kuykendall, Sudie K. Faulkner, Carol K. Turner and Ross D. Kuykendall; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a host of lifetime friends who were her extended family.

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Sharon Canada enjoyed living in Bentwater with her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Kristin Canada. She passed away on March 21, 2013. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 2, 1946 to parents Robert and Juanita Goodwin Leatherwood. Canada enjoyed a 27 year career with AT&T before retiring to become a full time grandmother to Alexandria and Carsen, whom she loved very much. She was a wonderful, loving, caring individual and was loved by so many and touched so many hearts. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling; she would just get in her car and go. She loved roosters, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, making ceramic dolls and listening to George Strait. She was the happiest, fun loving, hard working person who could easily bring a smile to any face. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Joseph Krippel, 1943 - 2013 Joseph William Krippel Jr. was born on October 2, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois. He passed away on April 22, 2013 after a courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judith Underwood Krippel and three children (with former wife, Judith Thompson Krippel): Joseph William III and wife, Amanda; John and wife, Lisa; and Beth Krippel. He also leaves behind grandchildren: Alec, Ava, and step - granddaughter, Andrea Sanchez, Meagan, Natalie and Maleigh Krippel. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Elizabeth Minor, Marietta Evans and Kathleen Krippel, all from Peoria, Illinois. Joe graduated from Spalding Institute and attended St. Ambrose University on a basketball scholarship where he received a B.A. degree followed by an MBA from the University of Kentucky. After school, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. He was a human resources executive for more than 30 years.

Tracy Anne Prokop Winkelmann, 1966 - 2013 Tracy Anne Prokop Winkelmann, age 46, cherished daughter of Bentwater residents, Richard and Annette Prokop, passed away on March 27, 2013 after a valiant 14 year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her devoted husband of 21 years, Michael Winkelmann, beloved sons, Grant and Garrett, her parents, Richard and Annette Prokop, and many other family and friends. Tracy was born June 26, 1966 in Houston, Texas, and in the summer of 1980 moved with her family to their Bleiblerville, TX home/farm, where she immediately made many lifelong friends and actively participated in Austin County 4-H and County Fair activities. She was a graduate of Bellville High School and earned an education degree from Texas State University and went on to teach history at Holub Middle School in Alief. She was an active member of Second Baptist Church West Campus and was also a children’s leader for Community Bible Study. Tracy enjoyed volunteering at her boys’ schools, gardening, cooking, shopping (especially for purses), traveling to many places (especially Italy), entertaining, spending time with friends and keeping her family on task. She lived each day with grace and dignity, and demonstrated how a life lived for the Lord should be completed. She will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched in her 46 years. Discover Healthy Aging! The aging process is inevitable... the changes don’t have to be! M-F 9 am - 5 pm

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Joe volunteered for many years with the St. Vincent De Paul Society, was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, Men of Bentwater and spent many days out on the golf course. The family offers a special thanks to M.D. Anderson, St. Luke’s Hospital and Odyssey Hospice.


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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. Tournament Players: Bennie Sinclair, Al Franklin, Steve South and Frank Cannon

Tournament Players: Joyce Sewell, Deni Miller, Jessica Gore and Ellen Glaser


Opening Match – Bentwater residents who are part of the Montgomery High School Varsity Tennis team: Jillian Wright, Molly Hinkle, Tanner Harding and Drew Duckworth

Listed below are some of our veterans that are Bentwater property owners: Dana James Army Henry F. Odenweller Army Alan L. Stephens Army


WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. If you are a current or former member of our military, we would like to add you to our register. Contact: or 936-597-5532.

Serve Up a Cure

Feature Match – Bentwater professional staff takes on the April Sound professional staff: Scott Adams, Mike Doty, Neal Cohr and Carlos Agurrie

13988 Calvary Road, Willis, Texas


The North end of the lake at Stow-A-Way Marina (courtesy boat slips available)

Bentwater tennis players and instructors hit the courts to raise money for the American Cancer Society during Bentwater’s ACS weekend. Congrats to all of the winners! Tournament Results:

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Debbie Amoneno & Toni Masich Barbara Redmond & Victoria Hall Debrorah Austin & Barbara Chonko Ellen Glaser & Jessica Gore Pattie Mennes & Karrie Williams Evelyn Taylor & Les Gotsch Ron Redmond & Eddie Sanches Hal Holbert & Abe McCoy Al LaRose & Troy Ortale Al Franklin & Bennie Sinclair


Summer Junior Tennis Program Sign up now! Tennis Everyone! The Bentwater Country Club Summer Junior Tennis programs are offered to children of all ability levels, ages 4 through 17. Instructors will focus on skill development, goal setting and instruction, fun drills and games to reinforce technique. Students preparing for match play will also learn etiquette, basic rules and scoring while participating in coached match play.

Members and guest 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.

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June 2013

May 25 Saturday -Arena Theatre, Houston, presents Daryl Hall and John Oates in concert. Tickets are available through

June 1 Saturday -BENTWATER – Water aerobics begins at the Country Club Pool – 8 am

May 25 – 26 Saturday and Sunday -Memorial Day Weekend – Enjoy live music, vendors, strolling performers and fireworks at The Woodlands Waterway Square each night from 6 – 9 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 8:55 p.m.) It’s a great way to enjoy a relaxing evening with your family! May 26 Sunday -Memorial Weekend Music Fest at Reliant Arena, Houston. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $39.50. For more information, visit May 27 – 28 Monday and Tuesday -Houston Astros take on the Colorado Rockies at Minute Maid Park; each game begins at 1:10 p.m. May 28 – June 2 Starting Tuesday -Hobby Center’s Sarofim Hall presents Sister Act. For a complete listing of show times and ticket information, visit May 31 – June 2 Friday – Sunday -Tristar Collectors Show at Reliant Center. Tristar is your trusted source for sports autographs, trading cards and other collectables. For more information, visit

June 1 Saturday -BENTWATER – LGA Invitational Round 2 on the Weiskopf Course – 9 am June 1 - 2 Saturday and Sunday -Owen Theatre in Conroe presents Grease the Musical. Shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20. For more information, visit June 1 Saturday -Crighton Theatre in Conroe presents Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles. This show accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles for a delightful concert experience. Tickets range from $42 - $52. Visit for more information. June 1 Saturday -Grogan’s Mill Farmer’s Market in The Woodlands. Enjoy great produce and canned goods in the Randall’s parking lot at Grogan’s Mill Village Center from 8 a.m. – noon. June 1 – 29 Every Saturday -Waterway Nights at Waterway Square in The Woodlands featuring live music and strolling entertainers - every Saturday night from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 1 Saturday -Farmer’s Market in Montgomery. Enjoy fresh produce, jams and baked goods in historic downtown Montgomery starting at 9 a.m. Vendors and live music! June 1 Saturday -Alley Theatre, Houston, presents Sherlock Holmes and the Adventures of the Suicide Club. Play is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Suicide Club. Show times are 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information, visit


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June 4 – 6 Tuesday – Thursday -Houston Astros take on the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s games begin at 7:10 p.m.; Thursday’s game begins at 1:10 p.m. June 4 – 16 Starting Tuesday -Hobby Center, Houston, and Theatre Under the Stars present Flashdance. The pop culture phenomenon and runaway international success is now live on stage! Visit the for ticket information. June 4 – 16 Starting Tuesday -Dixie’s Tupperware Party on stage at the Hobby Center. This fast-talking Tupperware lady packed up her catalogues left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway, London and Melbourne by

storm. Now she’s coming to Houston. It’s a good old-fashion Tupperware party with funny tales and give-a-ways. Tickets are $24.00. For more information, visit June 5 Wednesday -Fleetwood Mac in concert at Toyota Center. For ticket information, visit June 6 Thursday -BENTWATER – Ladies’ Challenge Cup on the Weiskopf Course – 9 am June 6 Thursday -BENTWATER – Thursday night summer men’s doubles tennis league begins at the Racquet Club – 7 pm

June 6 Thursday -First Thursday Free Concert Series at Heritage Place in Conroe. The Fantastics, a variety band, will be performing. For more information, call 936-522-3900. June 7 Friday -BENTWATER – Friday morning ladies’ summer doubles tennis league begins at the Racquet Club – 8 am June 7 Friday -Elvis Returns – See him at the Crighton Theatre - One night with Elvis and Fever starring Donny Edwards with Wayne King as Roy Orbison. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $37.00


June 2 Sunday -Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville presents its summer concert series. This show features Richard Leigh, a well-known songwriter from Nashville. Leigh wrote several songs for Crystal Gale including Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue. For more information, visit June 2 Sunday -Cars and Coffee for a Cause. The Woodlands Car Club invites you out to Market Street the first Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Stroll along and admire the classic cars; donations benefit local non-profit organizations. June 4 Tuesday -BENTWATER- Tuesday Night Summer Mixed Doubles’ Tennis League begins at the Racquet Club – 7 pm



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June 7 – 8 Friday and Saturday -Owen Theatre in Conroe presents Grease the Musical. Shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20. For more information, visit June 8 Saturday -BENTWATER – Ladies’ canasta game day at the Country Club – 11:30 am June 8 Saturday -Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches produces the largest number of blueberries in Texas. Enjoy a blueberry pancake breakfast along with crafts and activities for the kids. Visit for more information. June 8 Saturday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents

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the music of Michael Jackson with the Houston Symphony. This show will take you on a journey through time beginning with his early years with the Jackson Five to his mega hit album Thriller and beyond. Show starts at 8 p.m. Orchestra level tickets are $20.00 each; Mezzanine and lawn seats are free. June 8 – 9 Saturday and Sunday -21st Annual New Home and Remodeling Show. The Greater Houston Builder’s Association is coming to Reliant Center. Whether you are buying, building, remodeling or redecorating, you won’t want to miss this event! Tickets are $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and children under 12 get in free. June 8 – 9 Saturday and Sunday -Gun Show at Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. Adult tickets are $7.00 each; Children under 12 get in free. For more information on this high caliber gun show, go to June 9 Sunday -Arena Theatre presents Peter Frampton and Robert Crayl in concert. For show time and ticket information, visit


June 9 Sunday -Bernhardt Winery presents its Summer Concert Series. This show features Milk Drive, a Jazz-grass band. For more information, visit June 10 – 13 Monday – Thursday -BENTWATER – Miller Course closed for aerification June 11 Tuesday -BENTWATER – Game night at the Country Club: Bridge and Canasta – 6 pm June 11 – 14 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER – Junior Golf Camp at the Country Club – 9am to noon June 11 – 14 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER – Kid’s Junior Kamp Bentwater (Ages 4- 6) at the Yacht Club – 10 am to 4 pm June 12 Wednesday -Mumford and Sons in concert at Cynthia


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June Bentwater Life Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Go to to purchase tickets. June 14 Friday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Texas Music Festival Orchestra. More than 100 accomplished musicians from around the globe will be showcased in this free concert. Show begins at 8 p.m. June 14 – 15 Friday and Saturday -Huntsville Community Theatre’s Children’s Theatre presents Aladdin. Friday’s show begins at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday’s show is at 2 p.m. Theatre is located one block east of the square in downtown Huntsville. June 14 – 17 Friday – Monday -Houston Astros take on the Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s and Monday’s games begin at 7:10 p.m.; Saturday’s game begins at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday’s game starts at 1:10 p.m. June 15 Saturday -BENTWATER – “Cook Your Catch” Father’s Day weekend guided fishing trip – departing marina at 7:30 am and 4 pm June 15 Saturday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents The Earth: An HD Odyssey. The otherworldly concert will feature the Houston Symphony along with remarkable photos taken from NASA missions to the Earth’s orbit. Orchestra level seating is $15.00 per ticket; all other tickets are free. June 15 Saturday -Texas Music Series presents Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones in concert at Crighton Theatre. Show starts at 8 p.m.; Tickets are $53.00. For more information, visit

June 17 – 20 Monday - Thursday -BENTWATER - Weiskopf Course closed for aerification June 18 – 21 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER – Kid’s Junior Kamp Bentwater (Ages 4-6) at the Yacht Club – 10am to 4 pm June 20 Thursday -BENTWATER – Burger night at the Yacht Club – 6 pm June 22 Saturday -BENTWATER – Kayaking Excursion from the Marina – 8 am June 22 Saturday -BENTWATER – MGA Triple 6 Golf Tournament on the Weiskopf Course – 9am shotgun June 22 Saturday -BENTWATER – Wimbledon Classic Mixed doubles tennis event at the Racquet Club – 7 pm June 22 Saturday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Pitbull and Ke$ha in concert. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25.00 to $99.50. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit June 22 Saturday -An Evening with Larry Gatlin at Crighton Theatre in Conroe. This is country music at its best! Tickets range from $52 - $57. For more information, visit June 24 Monday BENTWATER – Barracuda’s home swim meet at the Country Club pool – 5 pm


June 25 – 26 Tues and Wed -Houston Astros take on St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park. Each game starts at 7:10 p.m. June 25 – 28 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER – Junior Golf Camp at the Country Club – 9am to noon June 25 – 28 Tuesday – Friday -BENTWATER – Kid’s Senior Kamp Bentwater (Ages 7 – 10) at the Yacht Club – 10am to 4 pm June 25 Tuesday -BENTWATER – Game night at the Country Club: Bridge and Canasta – 6 pm June 28 Friday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice in concert. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $18.00 to $65.00. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 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 -Houston Astros take on the Anaheim Angels at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s game is at 7:10 p.m.; Saturday’s game is at 3:10 p.m. and Sunday’s game begins at 1:10 p.m. 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.




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Upcoming in July 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 p.m. and Thursday’s game begins at 1:10 p.m. July 4 Thursday -Red Hot and Blue Festival at The Woodlands Town Center featuring fireworks, live

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 experiencing an unexpected crisis. The ducks race down chutes at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center for prizes. Ducks may be adopted online at www. For more information, call 936-539-1096. July 6 Saturday -Farmer’s Market in Montgomery. Enjoy fresh produce, jams and baked goods in

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