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CREATIVE TEAM Christie Joyce Erich Nickens Katie Sneed Krista DeWitt

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Robb Hotchkiss Alex Chioini Marie Nowell Adrienne Jensen

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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

Montgomery County Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 Montgomery County Civil Defense 936.760.6964 Montgomery County Fire Station #55: Non-emergency 936.597.5544 or 936.597.4455 Montgomery County Health Department 713.767.3000 or 936.539.7839

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Above: L to R: Greg Buckner, Mark Massengale, both with the Bentwater Golf Academy hosted by Mark Massengale, Jered Maerz, Bentwater Head Golf Professional and Brandon Turner, Bentwater Country Club General Manager Right: Dave Jaggers and granddaughter, Keali Krueger, out for a stroll

In 2005, as a whim, and with the purpose of filling in the herb garden, Patty Sorenson, recent guest of Bentwater property owner, Jean Bergstrom, bought a gourd plant from Walmart. One successful crop later and then came the big question “What to do with them?” Patty hit the Internet, and like all of us, was amazed at all the creative, artistic things done with gourds. Furthermore, and much to Patty’s surprise, she discovered that there were gourd societies throughout the U.S. The timing was perfect as that fall the Texas Gourd Society was hosting a festival close to home. She could not resist and after her first class was hooked. Nature and wildlife are what inspire Patty. To learn new techniques Patty has bought many books on carving, woodburning, coiling, weaving and drawing animals. She uses the Internet to search for pictures and takes advantage of the many online tutorials that are available.

The embellishments Patty uses in her art ranges from the simple to the more complex. The gourd design sometimes determines what embellishments will be used. A favorite technique is pine needle coiling with antler and different types of embellishments. Patty purchases walnut slices, semi precious stones and beads. She uses her own philodendron sheaths and any other elements she finds while out on the golf course. One of the things that Patty enjoys the most in working with gourds is the ability to be creative. In the beginning Patty did commission pieces but she found it limiting. She sells her work in various galleries, at juried shows and craft shows. Word of mouth has also resulted in many sales. Patty says, “My work consists of carving/cutouts, wood burning, coiling and weaving, painting, staining, ink dye techniques, inlace, and there is always room for improvement. Now that I have started basket weaving I find I am incorporating it into my gourd art. My future plans are to improve and expand my abilities and to improve my teaching skills.”


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UNITED WAY Bentwater Employee Fair

Contributed by Linda Pierce

An Employee Fair Sponsored by Bentwater United Way, Bentwater POA and Bentwater Country Club was held recently at the Sports Club with over 120 Bentwater employees in attendance. Ten United Way agencies had booths to describe their services and educate the employees about the services provided by the United Way. Many had their blood pressure taken which was provided at one of the booths.

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Each employee who visited each booth was eligible for drawings for ten prizes including gift certificates to Target, a DVD player and a wide variety of other gift items.

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The level of interest at the Fair from the employees is just another example of BENTWATER CARES.

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Bentwater COLUMNIST Bentwater Resident, Karen Monshaugen, is the columnist for The Courier newspaper. Her column pertains to Bentwater residents and events and is published each Sunday in the Trends section. To let Karen know about news and other information, you can contact her at: Karen Monshaugen (936) 525-3220 Office Karen@LakeConroeFineLiving.com

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Vehicle Parking All garage spaces should be free and clear of storage to allow regular parking of vehicles registered at your address (with Bentwater decals). If all garage spaces are used for regular parking, you may park additional vehicles, registered at your address, in the driveway. There should be no street parking of vehicles with Bentwater decals.

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Montgomery County Food Bank The Montgomery County Food Bank relies on donations to meet the growing needs of the hungry in Montgomery County. Every dollar matters in the fight against hunger. In fact, a dollar will buy about 10 pounds of food, which we are able to distribute to our member pantries. Now that the holidays are over the Montgomery County Food Bank needs your donations more than ever. We could not achieve our goals without the help of food donations from local companies, food drives and individuals motivated to help others in need. Food needed For Families: Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Stew, Chili), Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruits, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Powdered Baby Formula, Dried Soup Mixes, Dried Beans, Boxed Pastas, Rice. Non-Food Items: Diapers, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Shampoo, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels.

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and NON-PERISHABLE DONATIONS at the BENTWATER POA OFFICE Monday thru Friday The Montgomery County Food Bank can provide upon request: tips and forms for food/fund drives, a list of ideas for events to help raise food and money during drives, a Montgomery County Food Bank fast facts flier, forms for ordering food drive materials and transportation for large food collections. Please contact us for more information. Mail your donation, made payable to Montgomery County Food Bank, to: Montgomery County Food Bank 111 South 2nd Street Conroe, TX 77301

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Bentwater Music Group Contributed by John Prince

The Bentwater Music Group met for another evening of music and entertainment. Formed three years ago to promote rekindling musical and performing skills, the group has two programs each year, one in the spring, the other in the fall.

L to R: Front Row, Barbara Visage, Esther Buri, Margo Crook Back Row, Adrian Piriri, June Shane, Linda Prince, John Prince

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Members of the group select and play musical compositions for the other members, including their spouses. The program shown consisted of both popular and classical piano pieces. Preparing these pieces takes some time and effort and, as you might expect, we have found that it is easier to play the compositions for ourselves than for others. Also, knowing that there is an approaching performance tends to focus and discipline the necessary practicing. We have all found the experience to be rewarding. After the program, the group enjoys wine, appetizers, and dessert. The current practice is for the host to supply the beverages and each other player furnishes an appetizer or dessert. The Bentwater Music Group now has seven members: Barbara Visage, June Shane, Margo Crook, Esther Buri, Adrian Piperi, and John Prince and Linda Prince. Others are invited to join. So far, only piano players have participated, but people with other musical talents are invited to join and perform. To date, the programs have lasted about an hour. We extend an invitation to others to join and share in these musical evenings. John Prince (449-4345) serves as coordinator for the group.

SYMPATHIES Michael William Overbeck

Michael William Overbeck, Bentwater POA Director of Entrance Department, passed away November 20, 2010, after a brave but brief bout with pancreatic cancer. A graduate of the University of Montana with a BA in Forestry, he was also a Certified Forester. Michael earned the designation of CMCA, Certified Manager of Community Associations through the National Board of Certified Association Managers and the designation of ACPM, Association of Professional Community Managers. He has been employed by Bentwater Property Owners Association for the past three and one-half years.

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We extend our sympathies to the family of Bentwater resident Henry Breed Haskell, who passed away October 22nd after a valiant battle with cancer. He served our country in the U. S. Navy during World War II on the USS Little Rock and in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam War, retiring after 25-years of service. He was a crew member of the B36s-B52s, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He was a member of the 1st Lone Star Honor Flight which flies over Bentwater on Independence Day and during other patriotic events. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha Haskell, sons Mark Haskell and Frank Haskell and wife Jody, as well as numerous other loving friends and family. A veteran of three wars, Henry is inurned at the Houston National Cemetery. The family of Henry Haskell would like to express their appreciation to all those thoughtful, gracious people who provided assistance during his recent illness and death. Thank you all so much.

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BENTWATER Junior Golfers

Sergeant Mike Silvio

Sweep Interclub Event!

Bentwater recently hosted the Lake Conroe Junior Interclub, an organization comprised of Bentwater Country Club, April Sound Country Club and Walden Country Club. Each club has four junior golfers in each of the three divisions:

Participants in the Ages 12 and Under Division were: Jacob Massengale Terrin Anderson Jacob Kimberly Ethan Cima

Participants in the Ages 16-18 Division were: Logan Thomason Sam Hochhauser Kyle Beard Jake Markle

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Participants in the Ages 13-15 Division were: Jack Little Dalton Joyce Justin Massengale James Kimberly

Congratulations on a great event!

Bentwater won all three divisions at this event!

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L to R: Ethan Cima, Terrin Anderson, Jacob Massengale, Jacob Kimberly and Mark Massengale

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Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Gage recently announced, as part of their Crime Prevention program that FREE Home Security Inspections will be offered by Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office, District 5 Substation. Available to all residents, a licensed Home Security Inspection Officer will conduct an inspection of your residence and provide written documentation outlining improvements that may be needed to make your home safer from intruders. This inspection may also make your home eligible for a reduction in insurance rates. These inspections will be conducted by appointment only and usually take 30-45 minutes to complete.

Please contact Billie Jones, Administrative Assistant, at 936-788-8366 to sign up for an inspection. Please leave your name and number and an officer will return your call to schedule the appointment. A special thanks goes to Lieutenant G. L. Welch and his staff at Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office, District Five Patrol Bureau, for their efforts in this great program.

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BENTWATER Gate Courtesy

Important Reminder

If you are driving or are a passenger in a vehicle that does not have a Bentwater decal on the windshield, please enter on the Visitor’s side. The greeters are instructed not to open the gates on the Member’s side if the vehicle does not have a Bentwater decal.

Note: We are researching a procedure that would allow property owners who are driving a rental car or other vehicle for a short period of time to enter on the Member’s side. It is not currently in effect. You will be notified if and when procedures change.


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FIREWORKS A Reminder That Bentwater Has A ZERO TOLERANCE PROGRAM A Bentwater Property Owners Association Board Resolution dated August 8, 2008, states: For the collective and individual safety of all, approve a zero tolerance program that applies to any and all individuals discharging fireworks of any type and size within the Bentwater subdivision with the exception of a professional fireworks company employed by Bentwater Yacht & Country Club and to establish fines by the Bentwater Property Owners Association, Inc. (POA) as follows: First Violation $300 fine Second and each additional violation: $1,000 fine

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Radio Girl Miranda Landsman A freshman honor student at Sam Houston State University, Miranda Landsman, granddaughter of Bentwater property owners Delores and Lewis Landsman, hosts a radio show on Christian Rock Radio Station 92.3 every Sunday night from 6pm to 9pm. She invites you to listen and learn that she loves Jesus with all her heart.

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Communications WITH Local Law Enforcement Agencies EMERGENCY calls (Life and Safety) – Call

Non-Emergency Calls requiring law enforcement action or reports – Call Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Department – 936-760-5800 Non-Emergency Calls to contact any of the off-duty law enforcement officers contracted to patrol Bentwater – 936-672-2641 Leave a message and the off-duty officers will pick up your message as soon as possible. Copies of completed official reports filed through the sheriff ’s department or other agencies are available to them.

They are instructed to refer you to the above emergency and law enforcement agencies as you will be the contact for vital information. Law enforcement agencies have indicated that appropriate use of this communication plan will ensure the fastest and most comprehensive response to your emergency needs or non-emergency inquiries.

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Republican Women January 5th Meeting features Representative John Otto

The January meeting for North Shore Republican Women will be held at Bentwater Country Club on Wednesday, January 5th. Registration and fellowship will begin at 10:45 AM, followed by a brief business meeting, lunch and a program beginning at 11:15 AM. This month’s speaker will be Rep John Otto from District 18 in the Texas House of Representatives. Rep Otto will pro-

vide a summary of the main issues that will be addressed in the 82nd Legislature, as well as a preview of a bill he plans to introduce to provide a new funding source for the Rainy Day fund. We urge you to join us for a preview of what to expect in this legislative session. Reservations are requested for those attending the luncheon. Please call (936) 597-6219 no later than noon on Monday, January 3 to make your reservation. Membership opportunities are available.


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Wineaux

Gather, Taste, Celebrate Last fall, more than one hundred Wineaux gathered at the home of Dan and Ginger Knight to celebrate another great year of tasting wines. Organized by Gaye and Steve Watkins, Mike and Christina Shields and Jill and Rex Cambern, the Wineaux gathered at the Knights home for the Annual Wineaux Extravaganza. The group feasted on food that had been selected to pair with the best wines of the year. Beef tenderloin, lamb kabobs, bacon wrapped jalapeno shrimp, mini crab cakes, spicy meatballs, cheeses, vegetables, fruit and let’s not forget chocolate were all prepared by a team of dedicated Wineaux members who spent two days in Betsy Moore’s kitchen completing this task. BAM! Was that Emeril we saw? During the year after each gathering, each of the 20 wineaux groups turned in the names of the winning wines for that eve-

ning to Gaye Watkins. At the end of the year, the Extravaganza organizers selected four to five red wines and four to five white wines to serve at the party. This year we tasted malbec, shiraz, champagne and merlot. Not all of the winners were available in the quantities needed, so some cuts had to be made. We only wanted to taste the best wines at the Extravaganza. It was a tough job tasting all of those wines, but somebody had to do it! Right! To the delight of the crowd, the organizers were able to hire a DJ for the evening. He had the group grooving the night away. Well, maybe the wine helped too! It was a wonderful party and the Wineaux are looking forward to another great year in 2011.

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BIRD AND ANIMAL WATCH

Nine-Holers Take Over Coushatta

Contributed by Sandy Carlisle

The Bentwater Garden Club keeps watch on the migratory birds and animals spotted in the community. In Late August the Hummingbirds arrive and stay through December. Get out your Hummingbird feeders. It’s not too late to attract them to your yard. The Eagles nest year round in the north part of the lake and can usually be seen in October and November along the shoreline of Bentwater, fishing and teaching their babies to fly. They often perch in the trees in the vacant lots along the waterfront on Promenade East, South and West. Next time you are out walking, try Promenade and look up. Eagles have a shrill high pitch sound so you probably will hear them before you see them. River Otters, Raccoons, Opossum, and Nutria can be seen on the Bentwater waterfront or on the golf course all summer and fall. A raccoon that may have distemper was seen along the waterfront houses in The Estates section. For safety, stay away from all wild animals and keep your dogs and cats safe at night. Raccoon urine and feces can carry roundworms. Opossums can carry leprosy. Do not handle the feces or urine covered soil in your garden.

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After golf, the party started in the lobby of the inn. Everyone was welcome. A smile was the ticket to an invitation to join in sitting down and having a glass of wine and some snacks.

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Those who played golf talked about the great shots they made and they whined just a bit about the putts they missed. Those who stayed behind to play the slots did a little of both. Bragged about what they had won or complained that the payoff wasn’t as good as last year. On the bus coming home, all were talking about coming back next year. They can’t wait!

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Erik wrote an essay for his application for the U.S. Naval Academy:

Assistance League® of Montgomery County Gives Thanks for Support

Have you ever donated to an organization and then wondered where your donation went or how it was used? When you donate to the Assistance League of Montgomery County, you can be assured that more than 75% of your donation is returned to the Montgomery County community through the eight philanthropic programs supported by the ALMC. Operation School Bell® is the largest program and this year will provide new school clothes and shoes for more than 4000 Montgomery County children! The ALMC has partnerships with Payless Shoes, Kohl’s, Target and Wal-Mart stores. Assistance League members, who are all volunteers, would meet the children and their parents at the department stores to assist them in selecting and paying for their new clothes. The majority of the children received their new clothes and shoes before school started, but oth-

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ers who were unable to shop in the summer will be served through a number of scheduled “make-up” days. Another program that benefits young children is Always AskTM, a poison information program that utilizes storytelling and puppetry to convey its positive message. The Tender Loving Care Dolls Program provides handmade soft fabric dolls to county agencies that counsel children of abuse. The dolls have also recently been donated to agencies working with Alzheimer’s patients. Assault Survivor Kits® are provided to adult victims of abuse or assault. Every baby born in a Montgomery County Hospital receives a Passport to Good HealthTM, a book used to record development and immunization records. In May of this year, ALMC awarded six $4000 scholarships to local high school students to assist them in earning a degree in the social sciences from a 4-year university.

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Finally, Community Outreach is an umbrella program that allows Assistance League to meet a wide range of community needs on a one-time or short-term basis that could not otherwise be met through one of the other philanthropic programs.

Erik Bergstrom of Johnston, Iowa, grandson of Bentwater property owners, Jean and Wayne Bergstrom, recently received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and will report to Annapolis on July 1, 2011.

For more information on how you can support the Assistance League of Montgomery County, or how you can become a member, call the service center at 936-760-1151 or visit online at www.assistanceleaguemont-co.org.

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A fox came off the vacant lot just off the tee box on seven of Miller and wandered around tracking something. It was not afraid of the early morning walkers. Remember we share this wonderful neighborhood with some wonderful wildlife.

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A senior at Johnston High School, Erik played cornerback on the football team last fall and the past spring, his shuttle hurdles relay team took 4th in the State of Iowa and he, individually, won 6th in the State in the 110 meter high hurdles. He is a member of the National Honor Society at Johnston High School.

I have many people in my life I admire, but the person who has inspired me the most is my grandfather, Wayne Bergstrom, and his perseverance and love of family. He was born in 1932 to a single mother in a Salvation Army Hospital in Des Moines. He grew up without a father and has never known him. This could have caused him to take the wrong path in his life; however, he persevered and strived to be the best. He worked extremely hard in school and sports. He graduated from D.M. East High School and Drake University to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. He became a teacher and football coach. This was a perfect way to teach young people the many lessons of life he continues to teach me today. Recently, I met one of his players who said, “He was a great coach, but an even better man.” He has watched many of my games and after every game, win or lose, he always manages to give me words of wisdom to help me become a better player the next game, and ultimately, a better person off the field. His love of family is a quality I will always strive to emulate. He has taught his family the importance of spending time together, never forgetting where they came from. The times we spend together are memories I will keep forever. My grandpa has affected many people’s lives, but none more than mine. We are very close and he reminds me to be my best – that anything is possible – and if I want something badly enough, I can get it! He has touched me with his kindness, wit and love, I only hope I can grow to become as good a man.


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Bentwater Garden Club – Garden Tour

The Cavanaugh Garden

The Biermann Garden

Bentwater Garden Club Garden Tour

Contributed by Cay Eckland

Bentwater property owners, Cay and Jim Eckland, were Hole Captains for Hole #4, sponsored by Bentwater Country Club, at the Administaff Tour of Champions golf tournament at the TPC in the Woodlands. A crew of people from Bentwater have participated in the hole sponsoring every year since the tournament began seven years ago. As you can see from the photos, Bentwater Country Club’s sign is in plain sight to all golfers participating in the tournament as well as attendees.

Contributed by Sandy Carlisle

The Bentwater Garden Club recently had their annual Garden tour of member’s gardens which included the homes of Ann Cavanaugh, 259 West Pines Court, with a wooded view and Sally Bierman, 248 Waterford Way, and Miriam Hemmeline, 423 Edgewood, both waterfront homes. The weather was superb. All members received many new and helpful hints on gardening from the tour. Refreshments were served at the end of the tour. The Garden Club members give a big thank you to the members who allowed us to visit their gardens.

If you would like to show off your garden next year, please contact the Garden Club President, Pat Sheridan. You can become a member of the Garden Club for 2011 by sending a check for $10 payable to Bentwater Garden Club. Mail to Marta Constantino,1114 Bentwater Drive, Montgomery, Texas 77356. Membership is open to both men and women. We would love to have you join us.

We wore matching shirts every day including a special day which was designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Bentwater property owners participating in this event were: Bill Bryant Debbi Dye Cay and Jim Eckland, Wayne Code Jay Burke Gerry Lough Hank Setina Scott Remson, Morris Urban Alan Dahlbert

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Campers Of Bentwater Cool nights, warm days, good Cajun food and great golf courses invited the Campers of Bentwater to southern Louisiana late last year. Seven couples from Bentwater traveled to Lafayette for four days of beautiful weather and fun golf. With the temps at nite in the 60’s and 80’s during the day, it was picture perfect weather for the group’s activities. Get-togethers in the evening to share food and drink were a great time to revisit past adventures and plan for the next day’s activities. The group played two very nice courses, Farm de Allie and The Wetlands. They were both adventuresome and sometimes trying for all golfers. Later, most of the group used a planned free day to visit Avery Island in New Iberia...the home for Tabasco hot sauce. A tour through the factory/museum was followed by taste trials in the store. Have you ever tried Jalapeno ice cream ? This was followed by supper together at Mulates, a renowned Cajun Restaurant in Breaux Bridge, where the group had an excellent meal and was serenaded by a Cajun Band.

The group then traveled to Lake Charles for a Friday tee time at the National Golf Course of Louisiana in Westlake, La. Again the golf course was in excellent condition with the fastest greens seen by most players in quite a while. Though the scores (with one exception) were indicative of the course difficulty, everyone who played declared to come back again. The idea of the Campers of Bentwater is to travel to different locations, enjoy the local atmosphere of the visited area, and most of all enjoy the company of good friends. This was certainly met on this trip. The next trip is being planned for the spring of 2011. Join us...guaranteed….you will have a good time! If you would like more information about The Campers of Bentwater, contact Jay Burke at jaybird@consolidated.net

Bentwater Resident Is National Winner Of Billy The Exterminator Look-A-Like Contest Sponsored By A&E Television Contributed by April Murray

I have two boys ages three and five who love to watch “Billy the Exterminator” so I decided to get a costume together for me and be Billy the Exterminator for Halloween. I thought the boys would get a kick out of it. I received updates about the show through Facebook and also received a message that the A & E channel was having a Billy the Exterminator look-a-like contest. So I thought, What the Heck! I put on my costume and sent in a picture. The day after the contest was over, I received an e-mail saying that I was the Grand Prize Winner of the contest.

There was even a video Billy posted where he said my name as the winner and then said, “Way to Rock it Girl!” My boys were so excited and couldn’t believe Billy said my name. Our reward was an adult-size and kidsize Vexcon shirts, mullet wigs and accessories that go with the costume. This was a nationwide contest and it seems so unbelievable that Billy would choose my costume. It has been a blast! April Murray, Bentwater Property Owner, Proud mother of two boys and national winner of “Billy the Exterminator” contest.


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Bentwater Resident goes Hollywood! Someone once said, “Do all you can until destiny catches up with you”. Several years ago Annie “Ann” Cole, a long-term resident of Bentwater and her husband Jim Cole, had an Antique Store in Montgomery, Texas.

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A woman came into the store and after meeting Annie, asked if she would like to work with her on a Hollywood movie as a make-up artist. This movie was to be produced and filmed in the Montgomery area as well as Brackettville, TX where “The Alamo” was filmed with John Wayne.

the mother of Tammy Barr the (young Patti Williams of Young and Restless.) Most of these movies produced in this area are made on DVD. The premiere of ‘BACKSTABBER” was held at the Chantilly Ranch Event Center in Conroe, Texas in August 2010.

Through this experience Ann was invited to the Hollywood Premiere of “The Man Who Came Back” after working with Armand Assante, Eric Braeden (Victor of Young and Restless) Billy Zane, and Oscar winner George Kennedy who starred in this movie.

Destiny may be catching up with Annie because she has just completed writing two movie scripts which several movie producers have given her encouragement. She is also writing a book she hopes to have published. When she was young she wrote several plays and remembered how she loved writing, but at that time raising a family became her priority. Annie stated, “It is an arduous process in having a movie produced as one has to find investors and a good agent who will go the distance to see it materialize. Is there any such thing as destiny, one may ask?”

Annie has just finished her second movie “BACKSTABBER” with a small part as

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desire to write would have never surfaced and become important to me again. Even though these are independent films, they teach a lot of the intricate process of movie-making as the process is the same as if they were blockbusters by Hollywood standards. Each movie produced by Walker Cable Productions always has several Hollywood actors and local actors who make up the cast, which means my contact pool is increasing. Some do not believe in destiny but until we know the big picture of why our lives touch or connect this is nothing more than speculation. We’re all just people going about our daily lives, hopefully doing what we love. Some of us take a little longer finding the passion in what may become our legacy”, she said. Annie Cole was invited and has become a new member of Women of Film and Television. The Houston chapter is made up of men and women who work in front of and behind the camera. She is beginning another film shortly and will take on another assignment the director has for her. Her nephew, who lives in Portland, OR, is a doctor and professor of creative writing. After reading her screenplays he critiqued her work saying she has very rich storylines and certainly has the talent to write. He encouraged her by saying these screenplays could be very good movies in the right hands. It remains to be seen how far her writing will take her, but for the time being, she is enjoying the new found excitement that writing is bringing into her life. “Everyone should surround themselves with doing what makes them happy, that’s what it’s all about”, Annie says.


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Be WaterWise Control that Sprinkler!

Contributed by Pat McParland, Chairperson of Bentwater WaterWise Committee and winner of Bentwater POA Pinnacle Award

The WaterWise Program has shown that about 65% of the water we use in Bentwater goes to irrigate our landscape. We have also demonstrated, via the eight Water Wise pilot homes, that as much as 50% of this water can be wasted through inefficient landscape watering practices. By reducing the amount of water we waste, we will save money today and protect the quality of life of the next generation. A key element in being able to reduce the amount of water we use is having an irrigation system that is well designed and well maintained. If you want to achieve the one-inch per week watering target and still maintain a healthy landscape, you need an irrigation system that is efficient and in good repair. Water Wise Irrigation Equipment

What is the most efficient Irrigation System? For the lawn, one that produces large drops of water close to the ground. Rotary sprinkler heads with adjusting flow rate insert nozzles are designed to accomplish this. Try not to use a sprinkler that produces a mist or fine spray. For shrubs and flower beds, a drip irrigation system is the best. Soaker hoses are an easy and inexpensive alternative to drip irrigation. If you don’t want to go to a drip system, make sure the sprinkler heads on your system are low to the ground with the water spray aimed at the roots of your plants. Spraying the tops of shrubs and letting the water trickle down to the ground is very inefficient as half the water evaporates before it gets to the ground.

How should I manage my automatic sprinkler system? Adjust the settings on your automatic sprinkler system as needed. Don’t just set it in the Spring and leave it all season. The months of April and May probably require less watering, and this is a good time to encourage the roots to dig deeper. And when the Fall arrives, reduce the watering. It is much better to irrigate your landscape no more than 2-3 times a week, this encourages the root system to dig deeper for moisture. Short irrigation cycles, several times a week, keep most of the water at the surface and prevent the root system from going deep. It is also wise to divide your irrigation cycles into two segments, about an hour apart, to allow the water to soak in and minimize run-off (into the street ). With the soils we have in Bentwater, deep rooted plants will thrive on little water. In contrast, the more we water, the more it takes and our plants don’t even remain that healthy. It’s up to you to set the times on the sprinkler system controller and in doing so manage the water delivered to each zone of your landscape. Not all plants have the same watering requirements. Reduce the run time of sprinklers on shrubs, which may not need as much water as lawns. Flowers require less water but need to be watered more frequently. Shady areas may not need as much water either. It will take a little trial and error to determine what’s best for your landscape. What maintenance is required for my automatic sprinkler system?

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Check sprinkler heads regularly. Remove dirt or debris that may be clogging the nozzle and make sure the heads are working at the proper pressure and not leaking. Repair or replace broken heads, valves, seals, and pipes. Make sure your sprinkler heads are hitting the target; significant water is wasted by misguided sprinkler heads spraying driveways and streets. Once a month, run the sprinklers for a short time on each cycle while you are observing to make sure they are working properly. What features should I look for in an automatic sprinkler system? The controller of your sprinkler system should have the following features: 1) 2) 3) 4)

multiple scheduling option ( Programs A, B, C ) A rain shut-off device A water budget feature ( which allows percentage adjustments without having to reprogram ) Tests functions

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January 10Th begins the year!

Bentwater Ladies Organization (BLO) is gearing up for a fabulous 2011 and everything gets rolling on Monday, January 10 as President, Pat Dinhoble pounds the gavel to get the year started. If you want to get involved with the BLO this year, please attend the January meeting. This is when we all sign up for the various groups and activities of over thirty groups you have read about over the past year in this magazine. There is something of interest for everyone. Not all are BLO activities as we give many of the Bentwater organizations the opportunity to solicit new members every year at our January meeting. The Bentwater Ladies want all of the residents of Bentwater to find an activity that they love. The 2011 Board is:

President - Pat Dinhoble Vice-President - Jill Cambern Secretary -Shelley McCoy Treasurer - Donna Shepherd Assistant Treasurer and Membership - Nancy Sappenfield Program Chairs - Janita Love and Kathy Sisco Parliamentarian - Sheri Benton. These ladies hit the ground running and have put together an outstanding year of activities for all of the ladies of Bentwater. If you are new to Bentwater or have just never joined BLO, why not give us a try? Just call the club and make a reservation for the January meeting and join in the fun! Wrapping Up 2010

The BLO is a social group, but we never forget those who are less fortunate or just need a helping hand in our community. Following the BLO Bric-A-Brac show on the same day, we jumped in to compete in the Second Annual Bentwater Charity Chili Cook-Off and won the Best Decorated Booth award. That netted us $1427. That money will be sent to the USO and the Fisher House charities. We also collected more than 70 CDs and DVDs that was sent to the Marines. Susan Porter thanks all who helped with the chili and decorating and manning the booth, including

Working hard to prepare for the Holiday Dinner Dance

Scott and Susan Porter Nancy Sappenfield Carolyn and Fred Pietzsch Sherron Kornegay Sheri and Steve Benton Joanne and Wayne Camp Treva Allen and Chuck Will Barbara Bowe Sharon O’Neill Shirley Parrish Gloria Mackay Doug and Charlsie Rogge And others. Congratulations to the winners, Bentwater Men’s Golf Association and the United Way. The Holiday Dinner Dance, Friday and Saturday night events, cochaired by Lynne Keener, Anne Davis and Patti Mennes, was a smashing success. A creative and fun “Into the Wild” theme was used with the dinner tables elegantly displaying classic centerpieces embellished with feathers and leopard silk table toppers. Amid the twinkling candlelight, the Yacht Club setting on the lake conveyed the ambience of the night. The legendary Houston Band, BACKBEAT played timeless and favorite hits throughout the dinner and into the night. Bentwater chef, Jason Bayle, inspired by the “Into the Wild” party theme creatively prepared a menu that reflected his Texas roots and his culinary talent. Guests enjoyed choosing specially paired wines with their gourmet meals. A fabulous time was had all as the ladies of Bentwater danced into the holiday wild! Following a wonderfully wild weekend of dining and dancing, BLO members hosted the Holiday Home Tour on December 8-9. Karen Hamilton and Lesta Gotsch delivered seven beautiful Bentwater homes for us to visit. The Bentwater Ladies would like to thank this year’s homeowners (with their selected charities listed):

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Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Ables Habitat for Humanity, Montgomery County Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Filla Pine Cove Christian Camp Mr. and Mrs. Tim Gearn TLC Food Pantry, Willis Mr. and Mrs. Randy Jones Grant Halliburton Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Don Lehman Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Seitzer Young Family Foster Home Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sorsdal Southeast Patriot Guard Riders

the cookies and candy that made this event possible. The last meeting of the year ended on a sweet note. The ladies were treated to the sweet voices of the Conroe IDS Peet Junior High School Girls Choir. Many thanks to Dani Gaithwright, choir director at Peet and her lovely young ladies. 2010 President Sheri Benton Assesses Her Year

Each homeowner received an equal share of the ticket sales for the charity they selected.

We had a wonderful year in BLO! All of our activities and events were a great success and I think any member who participated really enjoyed each and every one of them.

The officers of the Bentwater Ladies Organization would like to thank all of the wonderful bakers who came through once again to prepare Cookies for the Staff of Bentwater. It was a sugar high at Charlsie Rogge’s home as the ladies packed dozens and dozens of cookies and candy into fifty large gift boxes , approximately 150 dozen cookies, that were delivered to all of the Bentwater employees. It is a small way to say thank you to all of the men and women who work in Bentwater and make this wonderful community shine and bloom and sparkle. A ”High Five” to all of the ladies who baked

We had some great programs at our luncheons thanks to the work of Shirley Parrish and Sharon O’Neil. Pat Dinhoble brought us wonderful new door prizes each month. Donna Shepherd did a great job keeping us informed about our budget and helped us stay fiscally responsible to our members. Nancy Sappenfield was right on track of our ever growing membership (504) and all of their information which is not always an easy task. Vicky Duoto started our year as secretary keeping minutes of all of our minutes and doing a great job. When she had to resign to take care of a new grandbaby, Shelley McCoy, our Activi-

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ties Chair stepped in and never missed a beat in spite of shoulder surgery. Charlsie Rogge filled so many shoes it’s hard to list them all, but she was on top of each and every job. Each and every committee chair stepped up and took care of their responsibilities without ever dropping a single ball. Marian Champagne, Marlene Willis and Anne Howard made sure our members were kept informed and in the know. Gaye Watkins put together our great directories. Jill Cambern, Janita Love, Sherry Coward, Lesta Gotsch and Lynne Tolles made our newcomers feel welcome and helped them get involved in BLO. Linda Reed put together our slide shows for each luncheon. Charlotte Heathcott took care of getting the non-profit status for our organization and filed our tax return. All of the activity chairs did a wonderful job with their various activities and events throughout the year! I could not have gotten through my term as president without all of these wonderful ladies - what a great group of leaders! I know that 2011 will bring even more exciting opportunities for our organization, and I appreciated the honor of serving as President during 2010.


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Another year is behind us and with its passing we take inventory of milestones reached, goals achieved and regrets for opportunities missed. We also look forward to the New Year and for many of us that means the time honored tradition of writing New Year’s resolutions. I want to challenge you to commit to realistic, achievable resolutions that will improve your health and wellness and to help your children do the same.

Logan Guy Thomason

Logan mentions his favorite part of the golf game is playing in competitive tournaments. He goes to every tournament to win. “The game of golf is a gentlemen’s game of honesty and integrity and has taught me a lot about people.”

In his Junior year he was part of the District Championship team once again where he was the 3rd place individual medalist, Region Runner Up team and tied for 2nd place team at State. He was also on the All Academic State Team. This being his Senior year, Logan has placed 2nd individually as a medalist in 2 tournaments held in the fall. He has been a member of the National Honor Society in his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. Logan also placed in the top 10% academically of his class.

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions 2011

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Meet Logan Guy Thomason, a 17 year old living in Bentwater. He was the 3rd born Bentwater baby and has lived in Bentwater all his life. Logan is a senior at Montgomery High School, and has been a member of the golf team all 4 years. He is currently the Co-Captain and a 3 year lettermen. In his Freshman year he was a District Medalist. In his Sophomore year he was part of the District Championship team, the Regional Championship team and finally the 4th place team at the State Finals.

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Logan has had several favorite moments, one of the best being his very first hole-in- one made this year. He also scored his lowest round to date of 70 at a pretty big tournament that included 4A and 5A schools, in which he placed 2nd individually out of about 100 players. He nearly made another hole in one at this tournament missing it by just 2 inches. His best part of his High School golf career is having the greatest coach, who happens to be his Dad! Logan’s other hobbies and interests include wakeboarding and snowboarding. His advice for younger children is if you want to get better, you have to practice. It’s not good enough to just have the gift to play, you have to practice and love to practice as much as you do playing. His goal for college is to play well enough this year to possibly get the attention of some respectable colleges and have the opportunity to play golf for them. He has already accepted with Texas A&M in College Station, but states you never know what a great season in competitive high school golf might bring. He plans to study psychology in college and become a psychologist. Wish Logan the best of luck for not only him, but also the team. GO BEARS!!! Pictured: Logan at this years State Preview Tournament in Austin this past October and the other is Logan and his Dad, Kirk Thomason.

The first thing you should do is focus on eliminating things that pose a danger to your health and well-being. If you smoke, drink too much alcohol or engage in reckless sexual practices that increase your risk of unwanted pregnancy or contracting sexually transmitted infections, resolve to quit. If you engage in road rage, neglect to wear your seat belt or you still text while driving, resolve to stop. If you need help talking to your family physician or a psychologist, enlist the help of your friends and family. The majority of New Year’s resolutions include something about losing weight or exercising. While this is a great idea, many people get a strong start and fizzle out by March. Try setting specific and realistic goals. For example, in stead of setting a goal to “lose 20 pounds” or “cut out sweets”, set a smaller goal like: “I will cut 200 calories from my daily intake”. That is a Coke, a Dr. Pepper or a Snicker’s Bar. Set your resolutions and see them as positive gifts to yourself instead of punishments. For example, commit to eating 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day or to sit down and eat a good breakfast every morning. Resolve to decrease portion sizes at meals rather than completely changing your diet. One way to do this is to use smaller bowls and plates. When setting exercise goals pick some activity you enjoy, get a friend to exercise with you then start slow and work your way up. Try to eventually work up to 45 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week.

cell phones, TV and video games off. If you do not take control of your time, someone or something else will. Teach your kids what it means to make realistic meaningful resolutions and follow through on them. Here are some ageappropriate examples of New Year’s resolutions for kids: Preschoolers can vow to wash their hands after going to the bathroom and before eating, to brush their teeth twice a day, and to clean up their toys when they are done playing. Kids 5 – 12 years old can commit to being nice to other kids especially those who are shy or new to their school, to drink water or milk and limit sodas and fruit drinks, to wear a helmet every time they ride their bike, to buckle-up every time they get in the car, and to never give out personal information or share a picture of themselves with someone over the internet without their parents permission. Teenagers 13 years and up can resolve to eat at least one fruit and vegetable every day, to help out in their communities through volunteer activities and groups that help people in need, resist peer pressure to try drugs and alcohol, to talk to a trusted adult when they or a friend are struggling or engaging in risky behavior, to choose nonviolent TV shows and video games and to limit these activities to two hours a day maximum, to regularly engage in a physical activity, to not use a cell phone or text while driving and to always wear a seat belt.

Take care of preventive health issues. Make a resolution to get your annual health exam and age-specific screening tests done. Schedule a dental screening exam and resolve to floss your teeth every day.

2011 is here. This new year try to set specific, realistic goals and choose every day to stick to them. If you smoke or engage in any other activities that pose a danger to your health, address them first with all of your resolve and enlist the help of your doctor or therapist if you need it. Go one step further by helping your children learn what it means to set worthwhile goals, create a plan to achieve them and stick to them for the long haul. Happy New Year and good luck on your healthy 2011 New Year’s Resolutions from all of us at Stone Creek Family Medicine.

Commit to carving out time from your busy schedule for your family. Plan vacations well in advance, and take your vacations. In our society we often feel guilty for taking time off of work. Vacations and time-off are part of a well-balanced healthy life. Also, learn to say no when opportunities arise at work that would take you away from your family more. Be deliberate in spending time each day with your spouse and children with the

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Comments included: “Very enjoyable dinner”, “beautiful setting,” “Loved the music.” Clearly the experience was pleasant and memorable. However, don’t let just this single experience influence you. The following are just a few quotes from reviews found on Urban Spoon:

Giovanni with Chuck McCraw (musician)

be our next course. The grilled eggplant did not disappoint us. Even those that thought they did not like eggplant said “Wow, this is great, what did you do to make it so good?” Giovanni’s response was basic, “I did nothing special, just fresh vegetable and the highest quality olive oil.”

Smiling for the camera.

Review Giovanni enjoying time in the lounge

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Mediterranean Cuisine direct from Giovanni’s garden

A few Bentwater Life residents and sponsors were recently treated to a wonderful sampling and reminder of Giovanni’s excellent dishes and atmosphere. For those that had been there before we constantly heard the expression “I forgot how great the food was here.” For others, it was a surprise that such excellence could be hidden in plain sight. Close by - Just 15 minutes from the gates at Bentwater on 105, between Papa’s and Banana Bay, sits Giovanni’s Authentic Italian Cuisine, Martini & Wine Lounge. Giovanni’s does not open until 5pm, with live entertainment beginning at 7pm Friday and Saturday

Enjoying the feast

Fresh - Freshness and quality ingredients are not just slogans but a passion for Giovanni. When not in the kitchen, Giovanni can be found in the working in the garden behind the restaurant, where he grows many of his own vegetables. We did not realize this until he came through the door with his arms full of eggplants he had just picked and announced that this would

Healthy - Like authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Giovanni’s food is extremely healthy and flavorful. Most dishes are not fried or smothered with cheese, allowing the natural tastes and aromas of each ingredient of the meal to be individually enjoyed and savored. Do your taste buds a treat and order as Giovanni would, fresh, simple, and flavorful. History – Giovanni and his restaurant have been in the Lake Conroe area since 1993. However, he was raised in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. It was here that he got his passion for freshness and quality. Rating – those in attendance were asked to rate their experience on a 5-point scale with 5 being the highest and the following is the results of that survey. Food 4.75 Atmosphere 4.35 Cleanliness 4.60 Service 5.00 Value 5.00 Overall 5.75

True Italian-Fantastic, by Stephanie – “There is not a bad dish on the menu. With a small staff you may have to wait a little, but well worth it. The poached salmon is exquisite. Calamari is fresh and tender. The owner is very gracious and will accommodate all your needs. I highly recommend. The best food on Lake Conroe for sure.” Authentic Food, by Fran – “Anyone who knows TRUE Italian food will know that Giovanni’s is like being in Italy. I have had excellent service and food every time I’ve been there.” Favorite Dishes – The #1 favorite by the group was clearly the Veal Vincent with Artichokes, which is veal scallopini, coated with two cheeses browned on both sides, sautéed in lemon and butter sauce topped with artichoke. As stated by one guest “the flavor was incredible, with the taste of the parmesan cheese and lemon really coming through.” If you don’t order it for yourself, make sure someone in your party does so you can get a sample. You won’t be disappointed. Giovanni let us sample his most commonly ordered dish, his fried calamari, which is only lightly breaded and quickly fried in the finest olive oil. He then let us try it served HIS favorite way, which was without the breading and slowly cooked to perfection. Both got high marks from all in attendance. Overall, everything was excellent and everyone wants to come back to sample

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more dishes. The following are just a few of the comments we heard to help influence you on your next visit and potential choices to eat. · The bruschetta sauce for the bread was absolutely to die for… how can I buy a jar of it to take home with me? · Caesar Salad was excellent! · Shrimp was wonderful! · Tomatoes and Mozzarella was so fresh and flavorful! Visit today - A full bar, live entertainment, nice wine selection and professional, but not hurried service makes Giovanni’s a splendid alternative to the multitude of ever increasing chain restaurants in the lake area. Come back again when the weather warms up and enjoy the patio and gardens at the back of the restaurant, where you have a view of the lake and the fresh produce garden that often finds its way into the kitchen. Martini and Wine Bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail, relax by the fireplace, or dance to the live music. What ever your pleasure to wind down after a long day, Giovanni’s has the solution. They hope to see you this Friday or Saturday. Reservations are recommended so call today (936) 588-4666 Open Monday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Open Alternating Sundays: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Those in attendance included: Blair & Beverly Smith, Don & Gina McGregor – Dick & Judy Drewelow, Armand & Marie Bales, Karl & Jane Johnson ( Silver Hills Inc) Gene O’Bryan, Nicole Robinson (N2 Account Executive) and Patrick Wagener – Publisher, Bentwater Life.

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Bentwater Ladies Golf Association Soaring to New Heights

Contributed by Tani Traver, BLGA 2011 President

The Bentwater Ladies Golf Association (BLGA) welcomes new members for the upcoming year. We currently have 240 members consisting of nine-holers, and 18-holers. We play on Tuesdays during the year, with many tournaments interspersed throughout the calendar year.

to gain skills in chipping, putting, and stategy. Our new season begins with a Five and Dine, two-person match play and some new tournament formats as well as a few golf socials. If you are a working woman, we have a Saturday playday, so you can compete in the same events as the Tuesday groups.

Our BLGA gives each member a great opportunity to meet new friends, and to reconnect with old ones. Come out and join us for some laughter, fun, and competition. We have many new initiatives planned for 2011, and we welcome new faces. We are planning several hands-on rules clinics, free group lessons

Please feel free to contact Tani Traver BLGA President , 936597-7116 or Lydia Morris, BLGA Vice President, 936-5974798. Our first Tuesday playday is January 4th, followed by our first tournament, The Chili Open on January 15th. Here’s to a great year ahead!

“Placement Is Everything” with

While some interior decorators rush into a client’s home armed with new rugs, furniture and accessories, Ina travels light because she knows that beautiful home interiors can result simply from rearranging the contents that homeowners already possess. “Placement is everything”. said Ina, who has been a certified coordinator for Visual Coordinations, Inc. since 1999. “Imagine being able to change the way people live in their homes, leaving them with the gift of beauty, comfort and renewal simply by rearranging the contents that already exist within their home. That is what Visual Coordination can do.” This phenomenon is a proven scientific formula for placement that enhances every room. This amazing formula has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, HGTV, and many publications, including Red-

book Magazine and most recently Home Style Magazine. “It never fails,” Ina said. “We create a feeling of peace and comfort rather than just a look. As amazing as it may seem, Visual Coordinations brings out the best in the homeowner, leaving them with a sense of pride, confidence and appreciation of their surroundings”. “The eye determines the mood of a room.” One client told Ina that after her home was visually coordinated, she woke up in the middle of the night. She made herself a cup of coffee and sat in her newly-transformed room, enjoying the beauty and comfort it exuded. Other clients often tell Ina that they have become motivated to take on other things. Visual Coordinations can be an affordable way for many to redecorate their homes,

Ina said, because it utilizes all of their own furnishings. Likewise, their homes will be more comfortable to them because it reflects their own personal styles. “The art of placement technique is quite simply virtual coordination within an interior space.” Ina said. “Using these specific guidelines, anyone can have a balanced and beautiful home.” The secret in the formula she said, is the precise alignment of the interior pieces with the architectural features and dimensions of a room- a marriage that, until now, never lasted. Visual Coordinations has no boundaries and always has remarkable results. “We’re changing one room at a time”. Visual Coordinations

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2010 Couples “Fall into the Night” Golf Tournament The Second Annual Couples “Fall into the Night” Golf Tournament took place November 12, 2010, under perfect conditions. The weather could not have been better. The evening began with participants partaking of a wonderful buffet amidst a beautiful November sunset. With darkness quickly approaching, the golf course began to illuminate with light of hundreds of glow sticks guiding the way for the golfers. Once all 56 players teed off, the fun began. Sounds of whiffed shots, laughter and heckling were heard around the Weiskopf course as players experienced golfing at night. Throughout the trials and tribulations of hitting a glowing golf ball in complete darkness, a few impressive scores emerged. Congratulations to the winning teams: Gary & Lydia Morris and Pat & Faye Chapman took top honors. In

second place, was the team of Rikki & Julie Lackey and Frank & Michelle Almaraz. And third place went to JB & Cindy Reaves and Joe & Rae-Jean Young. Thank you to everyone who played; we look forward to next year and the fun that night golf brings. Results: 1st Place - Gary & Lydia Morris Pat & Faye Chapman 2nd Place - Rikki & Julie Lackey Frank & Michelle Almaraz 3rd. Place - JB & Cindy Reaves Joe & Rae-Jean Young Last Place - Tom & Sherrie Landry Tom & Kim Francis Closest to Hole #3- Tom Landry

Nine ladies from Bentwater at

WSGA Senior Amateur in Texarkana, AR

Texas sent 36 lady golfers to the 25th Womens Southern Senior Amateur golf tournament in Texarkana, Arkansas and nine of those ladies came from our own Bentwater Country Club. Pictured are (left to right) Jerrie Stewart, Lydia Morris, Shirley Rabuck, Marlene Summers, Karen Koerner, Diana Henigan, Barbara Young , Rita Kimball and Bobbie Proctor. Not only did we send the largest country club representation, we had three winners from the group. Marlene Summer, Diana Henigan, and Bobbie Proctor all their flights. The Texas WSGA Representatives challenged Arkansas to a duel of who could get the most players to the border town: Texas or Arkansas. Although the Arkansas flag flew over the Texarkana Country Club, the Texas Flag won in participation 36 to 24. The WSGA Senior pulls players from its member country clubs from the 15 Southern States and the District of Columbia. The organization founded 99 years ago host two tournaments a year; an Amateur in late Spring and the Senior Amateur in the Fall. Last year, Bentwater hosted the Senior; so, the yellow jackets and navy uniform worn by Karen Koerner and Barabara Young

may look familiar as Bentwater was invaded in Sept. 09 by the uniformed members of the WSGA. Karen Koerner was the Publicity Chairman at Texarkana and Barabara Young chaired Registration. Koerner is the current Texas WSGA State Representative and Young is an Honorary Director and a past President. Barbara Young will be honored for her leadership and dedication to the WSGA at the ‘Past Presidents Dinner” in Atlanta, Ga at the WSGA’s 100th Anniversary in June 2011. The WSGA was founded in Atlanta, Ga in 1911 by a group of Southern women who found no way at that time in history to showcase their love of the game of golf. The WSGA is a charity organization supporting four academic scholarships for women with its tournaments and memberships. For more information on the WSGA and its organization and for more pictures from the tournament go to the website < womens-southerngolfassociation.org >


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Bentwater Country Club and the Ladies Fund-Raisers proudly present

BENTWATER CITY LIMITS 2011

These fun shows featured exciting and varied entertainment provided by your extremely talented Bentwater Neighbors.

Benefiting the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Bentwater City Limits

Coming Back In 2011

Mark your calendars now for February 17th, 18th and 19th Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 11, 2011 These shows sell out quickly, so get ready to place your ticket order. UNDERWRITING gifts would be appreciated for: Food Refreshments Printing Miscellaneous Expenses Contact Michele Chiste (michele862@aol.com), Dee Soderman (936) 597-4388 or Allen Haight (936) 449-5311 for further information.

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Martini & Wine Lounge Healthy Italian food â&#x20AC;˘ White table cloth dining Outside fresh Giovani garden grown vegetables Live Music in Martini & Wine Lounge, weekends 7-9pm

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Do you own or run a business? To have your business featured in the resident business guide in an upcoming issue of Bentwater Life, please send an email to Patrick Wagener at patrick@n2pub.com. ASSISTED LIVING Silver Hills Inc Karl Johnson (936) 597-7377 karl@silverhills.net AUTO REPAIR Jud's Eurotype Jud Morriss (936) 756-4441 www.judserveutotypes.com CARPET, RUG CLEANING Color Interiors Mark Carr (936) 521-1010 mark@colorinteriors.com CHIROPRACTIC CARE Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center Dr. Stacey Rodgers (936) 441-9990 conroechiro@consolidated.net CHURCHES North Shore Church Lee Rushing (936) 597-7000 lee@leerushing.com COMPUTER SERVICES Keaton Computer Works Keaton (936) 647-7113 keatonarter@gmail.com CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS Brand R Construction Inc Roy Van den Heuvel (936) 449-4105 royv162767@aol.com

Brooks Harris Custom Homes Brooks Harris (832) 592-9533 bharris@brooksharris.com Energy Crafted Homes Bob & Fran Morris (713) 858-2672 rlmorris@kingwoodcable.net Morris Builders Jim Morris (936) 597-5441 jim@morrisbuilders.com DECORATIVE AND FAUX PAINTING Elite Custom Finishes Amanda & Tony Eannucci (936) 697-7028 amanda.eannucci@gmail.com DENTAL CARE Conroe Dental Health & Cosmetic Center Carole Legg (936) 768-8115 carole@drlegg.com FLOOR COVERINGS All Floors and More Amber Tatum (936) 588-0032 amberdtatum@yahoo.com FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S Forest Park The Woodlands Raoul Gonzales (936) 273-4922 raoul.gonzales@sci.us.com

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Greg Smith (936) 597-7300 greg@shmfh.com FURNITURE AND HOME DÉCOR Bartholet Home Furnishing Sarah B Gwin (936) 539-5666 www.bartholethomefurnishings.com HOME REMODELING Timco Enterprises Tim Grant (936) 718-7718 timgrant61@aol.com HOME REPAIR PuroClean Property Damage Restoration Lloyd Schill (866) 984-7876 lschill@puroclean.com Rainbow International Restoration/Cleaning Emily Evans (936) 582-0968 www.rainbowintl.com/conroe Rikman Services Rikki or Julie Lackey (936) 597-9200 julie@rikmanservices.com HVAC J-Star Services Inc Erica (936) 447-1603 jstarservices@ymail.com

INSURANCE Tk Insurance + Risk Management Tom & Kim Frances (936) 449-4499 tom@tkagency.com INTERIOR DESIGN Designed Interiors by Terri, LTD Terri Furce (936) 448-5000 designedinteriorsbyterri@consolidated. net Visual Coordinations Ina Domengeaux (936) 441-8384 vcbyina@msn.com KIDS CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES Rhinestone Cowgirl Tiffany Lockhart (936) 597-4114 cowgirlwear@gmail.com LANDSCAPING Copperfield Lawn & Landscaping Inc Kenneth Smith (281) 861-6611 tricia@copperfieldlawncare.com LAW/LAW FIRM Law Firm of Arlynn K. Kelleher Arlynn Kelleher (936) 539-0673 arlynnkellerher@comcast.net

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MEAT MARKET Majkszaks Meat and Seafood Mike Majkszak's (936) 756-6181 majkszaksmeatmarket@yahoo.com

PEST CONTROL Bug Stoppers George Ordonez (281) 363-3000 tlwbgi@aol.com

MEDICAL Stone Creek Family Medicine Dr. Jennifer Chilek (936) 582-0220 www.stonecreeekfamilymedicine.com

PHARMACY Lakeside Pharmacy Dr. Kim Prezioso (936) 448-6337 kim@lakeside.net

MEMORIAL'S Schmidt Memorials Jim Schmidy (936) 760-2805 www.schmidtmemorials.com

Triumph Pharmacy Sandra How (281) 252-4200 s.how@triumphpharmacy.com

SPORTING EQUIPMENT Afterschock Dr. Jenny Chilek (936) 582-6362 www.aftershocksports.com

REAL ESTATE Bentwater Sales Chad Mahlmann (866) 866-8613 www.bentwater.com

SWIMMING POOLS Island Pools Tom & Sue Webster (713) 992-4612 updog6@yahoo.com

RESTAURANTS Giovanni's Giovanni (936) 588-4666 www.giovannismenu.com

TREE AND STUMP REMOVAL Custom Professional Tree Service Abraham (281) 733-7406 www.abrahamstrees.net

MORTGAGE COMPANY LoanStarr Mortgage Janet Thomason (936) 448-4950 janetthomason@consolidated.net NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS Health Maintenance Services Anne Yeh (936) 597-8938 yeh28442@amerisciences.com

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VETERINARIANS Lake Conroe Veterinary Group Dr. Gerald Flootman (936) 582-4223 docgerald@aol.com

The Pizza Shack Thomas Sistrunk (936) 597-9488 www.pizzashack.net SECURITY SYSTEMS Complete Integration Gale Tynefield (281) 298-8800 gale@completeintegration.net

WATER TREATMENT Clear Solutions Services Michael Perry (936) 788-2100 michael@csswater.com WELLNESS CENTER Stone Creek Wellnes Center Keith Chilek (936) 582-4555 stonecreekwellness@gmail.com WINERY Cork This Karla Nash (936) 597-4030 karla@corkthiswinery.com

Terri Furce - President Resident of Bentwater 21 years of design experience

Furniture

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Area rugs

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Window treatments

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(936) 448-5000 ∙ (936) 582-0229 fax 10492 Commerce Row Montgomery, Texas 77356 designedinteriorsbyterri@consolidated.net www.designedinteriorsbyterri.com

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Calendar of Events January 2011

January 1 Saturday -New Year’s Day -Historic Montgomery’s old fashioned Farmer’s Market held in conjunction with the Lone Star First Saturday, FM149 & College Street from 9 am – 2 pm -Lone Star Expo Arena barrel racing N.B.H.A. Texas Thirty from 8am – 10 pm, 713-392-6295

and a program beginning at 11:15 AM. Call (936) 597-6219 no later than noon on Monday prior to the meeting to make your reservation. January’s speaker will be Rep John Otto-District 18-Texas House of Representatives. We urge you to join us for a preview of what to expect in this legislative session. -Winter Junior Tennis Program begins at the Racquet Club

January 1 through January 3, 2011 Saturday through Monday -Donoho’s Jewelers Winter Wonderland at the corner of Lake Robbins & Six Pines – open daily see: www.thewoodlandswinterwonderland.com

January 6 Thursday -Day of Ephipany - It commemorates three events—the baptism of Jesus (Mark 1), the visit of the Wise Men to Bethlehem (Mat. 2), and the miracle at Cana ( John 2).

January 1 through January 17, 2011 Saturday through Monday -The Ice Rink at the corner of Lake Robbins & Six Pines at the Woodlands Town Center – Open Daily, see: www. thewoodlandsicerink.com

January 7 through 9 Friday through Sunday -Houston Symphony presents “Music of Frank Sinatra with Matt Dusk” and Michael Krajewski conducting, See: www.houstonsymphony.org

January 2 Sunday -Houston Texans play The Jaguars at 12 pm CST

January 7 through 16th Friday through Sunday -Houston International Boat Show at Reliant Park Houston

January 3 Monday -2011 Fitness Challenge begins at Bentwater Club, Bentwater Fitness Center & Day Spa 936-597-2260

January 8 Saturday -Lone Star Equestrian Center Willis 4-H from 9am – 3 pm, l 713-582-1543

January 5 Wednesday - North Shore Republican Women-Bentwater Country Club. Registration and fellowship will begin at 10:45 AM, followed by a brief business meeting, lunch

January 9 Sunday -Texas Cheerleader Open State Championship East – East Texas 8:30 am until 7 pm at Lone Star Convention Center, Conroe, for info 513-733-7716

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January 10 Monday -Bentwater Ladies Organization Monthly Luncheon Meeting at Bentwater Yacht Club beginning at 11:30 am, 936-5976219 by Thursday preceding the luncheon January 11 Tuesday -Tickets go on sale for the 2011 –BENTWATER CITY LIMITS event slated for February 17th, 18th & 19th.. Don’t miss this exciting extravaganza benefitting the American Cancer Society - Allen Haight at 936-449-5311, Michele Chiste (michele862@aol.com) or Dee Soderman (936) 597-4388 -82nd Texas Legislature Session Begins January 13 Thursday -Annual Houston Boat Sport & Travel Show Bentwater bus trip to Reliant Arena leaving the Bentwater Yacht Club parking lot at noon and returning at approximately 5 pm, contact 597-6219 for reservations. Space is limited to the first 50 members that sign up January 14 Friday -M.I.S.D. Staff Development/Workday – No School January 14 through 16th Friday through Sunday -Hold’Em & Hit ‘Em Club Barbeque Cook Off in Houston, see: www.hhclub.org -Winterfest in Arlington, Texas – see: www.winterfest.org -Houston Symphony presents “Tchaikovsky’s Winter Daydreams with Juraj Valcuha conducting January 14 through 17 Friday through Monday -“The Sound of Music” presented by the Christian Youth Theatre of Houston at the Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts in The Woodlands, Texas

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January 15 Saturday -The Crighton Theatre presents “Night & Days” – An Evening with Kevin Spirtas show at 7:30 pm, In this exciting, tuneful, and energetic concert, Kevin takes you on a tour of his career from his Broadway debut to his years as Dr. Craig Wesley on Days of Our Live. He brings down the house time and again, whether crooning his way through a beautiful ballad or dancing and singing from a plethora of classic Broadway shows like A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Camelot, Chicago, The Boy From Oz, and many others. -Feasting on the Frontier Texas Style sponsored by the Montgomery County Food Bank at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, for info call 936-539-6686 -Bentwater Golf LGA Chili Open 10 am Shotgun, Weiskopf Course January 15 through 16 Saturday & Sunday -Round Top Winter Antiques Show, see: www.roundtoptexasantiques.com January 16 Sunday -Royal Carribbean’s Voyager of the Seas Christian Fellowship Cruise – A wonderful one-of-a-kind event. Our Christian Fellowship Cruise is a cruise of enlightenment and entertainment. Our guest speakers, Donna Pyle and Rene’ Reilly will cover topics that are both uplifting and enlightening. Sure to enrich and entertain you. The ports of call, Cozumel, Mexico - Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Montego Bay, Jamaica offer great shopping and adventure and the chance to see some of God’s greatest works in nature. For more information visit our website at www.love2cruisetravel.com. Or you can call 713-996-9962 or email L2ctravel@ yahoo.com for more details.

January 17 Monday -M.I.S.D. Holiday -Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday observed January 19 Wednesday -Men of Bentwater (MOB) Monthly Luncheon Meeting, 48 hour advance reservation required via Bentwater Club at 936-597-6219 -Needle and Tea Society monthly meeting from 1 pm – 3 pm, contact Ann Cavanaugh at 936-449-6062 for info January 20 through February 20 Thursday -Washington’s Birthday Celebration in Laredo, Texas Washington’s Birthday Celebration, founded in 1898, is the largest celebration of its kind in the United States. The month-long celebration includes parades, a carnival, an air show, fireworks, live concerts and many other fun and exciting events for every member of the family. Combined, WBCA events attract nearly 500,000 residents and visitors, and each year contributes an estimated $14 million to the local economy. The 114th Washington’s Birthday Celebration will take place January 20 -February 20, 2011. For additional information, click on the media tab at www.wbcalaredo.org, email wbca@wbcalaredo.org, contact the WBCA office at (956) 722-0589. January 20, 22 & 23 Thursday through Sunday -Houston Symphony presents Verdi’s Requiem sound and vision series, with Thomas Dausgaard conducting, see: www.houstonsymphony.org January 21 Friday -Open House Aftershock Sports Equip-

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ment 4 till 7pm ( see ad at centerfold) -The Texas Tenors at the Ark Church from 7:30 – 9:30 pm -The Crighton Players present “Leading Ladies” play at the Owen Theatre Play Jan. 21-22, 27,28-29 January 22 Saturday -Bentwater Golf MGA 2 Man Stableford 10 am Shotgun, Weiskopf Course January 21 through 23 Friday through Sunday -The 25th Annual Tristar Collectible Show featuring Baseball & Football memorabilia & stars at Reliant Park Houston January 23 Sunday -The Christian Youth Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe – January 21,22, 23, 28,29, 30. “Leading Ladies” comedy at the Owen Theatre in Conroe January 22 Saturday -The 2011 Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce annual Chairman’s Ball at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 936-756-6644 -Elvis & The Legends Show from 6 pm until midnight at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, for info contact 936-760-3631 January 26 through 30 Wednesday through Sunday -Houston Auto Show at Reliant Park Houston January 28 Friday -A Weekend with Pablo Picasso at the continued on the next page...


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Alley Theatre in Houston - A Weekend With Pablo Picasso by Herbert Siguenza runs January 28 – February 27- Alley’s Neuhaus Stage. -Donny Edwards ‘One Night with Elvis’ tribute at the Liberty Opry House, January 28 through 30 - 936-336-5830. January 29 Saturday -4-H/FFA Progress Show from 9 am until 4 pm, the Montgomery/Dobbin 4-H at the Lone Star Equestrian Center, for info call 936-441-1209 -Texas Children’s Hospital Kids’ Fun Run 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Hall C, First Floor/ Kicking off the Chevron Houston Marathon race weekend of events, this non-competitive 3K and 1K run gives all participants the opportunity to cross the marathon line.

February 2011 February 2 Wednesday -Groundhog Day - the most-watched weather forecast of the year. Legend has it that on this morning, if a groundhog can see its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it cannot see its shadow, spring is on the way. -North Shore Republican Women is being held at Bentwater Country Club on Wednesday, February 2nd. Registration and fellowship will begin at 10:45 am, followed by a brief business meeting, lunch and a program beginning at 11:15 am (936) 597-6219. February 3, 5 & 6 Thursday through Sunday

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-Houston Symphony presents “Gil Shaham Plus Beethoven 7 with Hans Graf conducting, see: www.houstonsymphony.org February 5 Saturday -Historic Montgomery’s old fashioned Farmer’s Market held in conjunction with the “Lone Star First Saturday, FM149 & College Street from 9 am – 2 pm -Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam at Reliant Stadium Houston 7 pm -BTA-Super Bowl Round Robin & Tail Gate Party at Tennis Club February 6 Sunday -Quince & Bridal Expo at Reliant Center Houston February 9 through 13th Wednesday -Reliant Center Houston RV Show February 10 Thursday -Campaign Fundraiser from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm for SHERIFF TOMMY GAGE at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, for info 936-537-7639 February 10 through 13 Thursday through Sunday -Reliant Arena Houston presents “Sesame Street Live” February 11 through 13th Friday -2011 Home & Garden Market at Reliant Center Houston -St. Valentine’s Day Motorcycle run in Boerne, see: www.massacrerally.com -Houston Symphony presents Ravel’s Spain with Bolero, Sound plus Vision Series, with Hans Graf conducting, see: www.houstonsypmhony.org February 12 Saturday -Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Born in

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1809 he was the 16th President of the United States serving 1861 – 1865 -M.C.F.A. Cards for Kids from 5 pm until midnight, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, for info 936-760-3631 -Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Reliant Center Houston starting at 7 pm -Bentwater Golf LGA Mini MemberMember 10 am Shotgun, Miller Course February 13 Sunday -Bentwater Golf Couples Golf Tournament 12:30 pm Shotgun, Miller Course February 14 Monday -Valentine’s Day – Be sure to remember all your special people today -Bentwater Ladies Organization Monthly Luncheon Meeting at Bentwater Yacht Club beginning at 11:30 am, 936-5976219 no later than Thursday preceding the luncheon February 16 Wednesday -Men of Bentwater Monthly Luncheon Meeting, 48 hour advance reservation required via Bentwater Club at 936-5976219 -Needle and Tea Society monthly meeting from 1 pm – 3 pm, contact Ann Cavanaugh at 936-449-6062 for info February 17 through 19 Thursday through Saturday -2011 BENTWATER CITY LIMITS fun show with super and varied entertainment by your talented Bentwater neighbors, don’t miss this exciting extravaganza, for info contact Allen Haight at 936-449-5311, Michele Chiste or Dee Soderman February 18 Friday -Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg, Texas – The Houston Glass Show & Sale and the Best Little Antique Show in Texas, the glass and antique

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event of the year. Dealers from across the nation selling glassware and pottery from the 20’s thru the 70’s Fri Evening 6pm9pm Adm $15.00 Saturday Feb 19 10-5 Sunday Feb 20 10-4. Admission $5.00 Free Parking - Good Food February 18, 19 & 20 Friday through Sunday -Houston Symphony presents “Kenny Loggins” with Michael Krajewski conducting February 18 through March 6 Friday -“Always, Patsy Cline” presented by Stage Right Productions at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas February 19 Saturday -2011 Go Texan Parade sponsored by the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce taking place in downtown Conroe at 1 pm. Contact Kelly at 936-538-7111 or at chamber@ conroe.org -Houston Symphony presents “Music from the Lion King” matinees with Robert Franz conducting, see: www.houstonsymphony.org -Bentwater Golf MGA “D” Captain Select at 10 am Shotgun, Weiskopf Course February 21 Monday -George Washington’s Birthday Observed –According to the federal government, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is officially Washington’s Birthday. Many Americans believe that this holiday is now called “Presidents’ Day,” in honor of both Presidents Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays are Feb. 22 and Feb. 12, respectively. -M.I.S.D. Staff Development Workday – No School February 23 through March 13 Wednesday

-Billy Elliot The Musical Ballet at the Hobby Center is a joyous celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds. February 24 through 26th Thursday through Saturday -World’s Championship Barbeque Contest at Reliant Center that kicks off the 2011 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in March February 24 through February 27 Thursday through Sunday -“Marie” presented by Houston Ballet, evening & matinee performances in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Avenue at Smith Street. Artistic director Stanton Welch offers a new perspective on the often controversial and always fascinating life of Marie Antoinette -Houston Symphony presents “Beethoven’s Piano Concerto 3” with James Gaffigan conducting, see: www. houstonsymphony.org February 25 Friday -Wine Tasting at Bentwater Yacht Club at 6 pm February 25 through 27 Friday through Sunday -All Texas Garden Show in Houston, see: www.texashomeandgarden.com February 25 through March 8 Friday through Tuesday -Mardi Gras Galveston, see: www.mardigrasgalveston.com February 26 Saturday -Montgomery County Performing Arts Society presents the 2011 Mardi Gras Ball at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa from 6 pm until midnight February 28 Monday

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-5th Annual Larry Dierker “My Team” Celebrity Golf Tournament from 8am until 3:30 pm at the Black Horse Golf Club - Literacy Advance of Houston, Contact: Judy McFarland - judy.mcfarland@literacyadvance.org

March 2011 Sneak Preview -Make plans to attend the upcoming Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at Reliant Center as it is the world’s largest livestock exhibition and rodeo event starting Tuesday March 1 through Sunday March 20, 2011. The early release artist scheduled performers include: Sugarland Selena Gomez Zac Brown Band Brad Paisley

March 3, 2011 March 6, 2011 March 17, 2011 March 19, 2011

The 2011 Order of Events for the Houston Rodeo: Grand Entry, National Anthem Salute, Tie-Down Roping, Bareback Riding, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding Chuck Wagon Races, Calf Scramble, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin’ Monday through Friday performances begin at 6:45 pm and Saturday & Sunday performances begin at 3:45 pm RODEOHOUSTON™ is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/ProRodeo and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, the major governing bodies for the sport, ensuring that this event is produced professionally and safely. All contestants are members of ProRodeo or the WPRA. The Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo at Reliant Park is the world’s largest livestock exhibition and rodeo event. Sixteen thousand volunteers attend the nearly two million visitors of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during the three week event at Reliant Park.


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To place a FREE classified, submit new listings to www.n2pub.com by the 28th of the month. Click on “Submit Info” at the bottom of the homepage then “Items for Sale” and fill out the required information. FOR SALE: Air Compressor.$175.00 DeVilbiss Pro Air..5.5.HP, 30 gallon tank, 125 max psi, 120 volt, advanced technology oil free compressor. Model No prf5530. Call 936-449-5307

FOR SALE: EZ-Go golf cart, charger, covers, batteries 2-yrs. old. $1,800. 936-522-6538

FOR SALE: Sony Playstation3 - 160 GB. New, unopened won in contest. Retails for $300. Asking $175. Please call: 936-597-3982.

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dental health

cosmetic dentistry

SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT • COSMETIC DENTISTRY • RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY • PERIODONTAL TREATMENT IMPLANTS • ZOOM TEETH WHITENING • VENEERS & BONDING • TMJ THERAPY

The only Texas recipient of the Prestigious LVI Mastership Award

Dr. Legg has 40 years in cosmetic dentistry He is a recipient of the LVI Mastership Award

901 Hillcrest, Conroe, Texas 77301 • 936-756-8115 • www.drlegg.com

936-597-6039 Cell 281-731-3643 17156 W. FM 1097 STE 12 Across from Bentwater Montgomery, TX 77356

Tasting Room • Gift Shop • Events • Custom Labels

Open Wednesday – Sunday 21123 Eva Street Ste 100 Montgomery, TX 936-597-4030

www.corkthiswinery.com

Gerald Flottmann, DVM and Associates Large & Small Animal Medicine & Surgery. Farm, Ranch, & House calls Appointments preferred- Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm & Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

WESTERN HILLS ANIMAL CARE CLINIC

936-582-4223 Cell 281-731-3643 19380 HWY 105 West STE 514 Montgomery, TX 77356



Bentwater Life - January 2011