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January 2012 • Canyon Lake, Texas • Volume 6, Issue 1 Postal Patron

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• RESCHEDULED: Parents Night Out at Cranes Mill Baptist Church will now be held QUARTERLY March, June, September & December, 6pm-9pm. Dinner served. Preregister before that night. 830-899-7936. • JANUARY. Habitat for Safe Seniors registers Comal Co. residents needing food or other services. Food distribution begins Feb at noon every Fri for qualified, registered folks. Call the office at 830-899-2256 or cell at 210-347-8207. • Every 1st & 3rd Mon, 6:33pm. Optimist Club meets at TPMLibrary. 830-935-2578. • Every 1st Mon, 10:30am. Pilot Club meets at TPMLibrary. 830-832-0340. • Every 4th Mon, 6pm. St.Thomas Cancer Support Group, Ed. Bldg. 210-382-5889. • Every 3rd Tues, 7pm. Native Plant Society, Lindheimer Chap meets. GVTC. 830935-4699. • Every 1st* & 2nd Wed, Noon-1pm, 1-hour “virtual” Tour. Learn about CASA at their NBraunfels office (1st*) & SMarcos (2nd). Lunch incl. by Panhandler Pizza. 830-626-2272. • Every Wed, 10am. Storytime & Baby Lap Sit! TPMLibrary, 830-964-3744. • Every 3rd Wed, 10am. CL Republican Women meet at TPMLibrary. 839-899-7555. • Every Thurs, Noon-1pm. CLRotary hosts speakers on local to international subjects at TPMLibrary. Public welcome. Lunch included ($12). 830-935-2728. • Every Thurs, 7-11pm. Great Steak Night (karaoke), Midnight Express. 830-9643700. • Every Thurs, 11-3pm, CRRC Senior Center potluck lunch. 830-964-3003 before 3pm. • Every Thurs, 7:30pm. Bingo at VFW Post 8800. Call 830-899-7774 after 2pm. • Every 1st & 3rd Thurs, Noon. CLNoon Lions Club at CLGolf Club, 830-899-4406. • Every 3rd Thurs, 10am. Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library meets. 830-899-4015. • Every 3rd Thurs, 7pm. Texas Master Naturalists/Lindheimer meets. Agri-Life Bldg, 325 Resource behind Moe Schwab Recycle Center. 830-620-3440. • Every last Thurs, Noon-1pm. Learn about New Life Children’s Center. RSVP 964-4390. • Every 2nd Fri, 11:30am. Democratic Women of Comal County meet for a potluck luncheon, alternately at TPMLibrary & in Bulverde/Spring Branch. 830-832-4957. • Every 1st Sat, 10am. Blue Star Mothers meet at St Andrews Lutheran Church in Startzville. Membership open to all. 512-213-8166. • Every 2nd & 4th Sat, 2pm. “Books With Bailey” at TPML. Visit 830-964-3744. • Mon (1st day of class), Jan 9-Feb 20, 9:30-11:30am. CRRC’s Senior Center hosts 6-week course Health & Wellness Workshop, “My Life – My Health” presented by the Alamo Area on Aging. Call CRRC Rec Center at 830-964-3003 to determine availability, reserve a seat or for more information. • Fri, Jan 20. 27th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet at TPMLibrary, 5:30 social, 630 dinner by Cooking It Up With the Carles. 830-964-2223 • Sat, Jan 21. Frostbite Regata hosted by Hill Country Yacht Club is held at Canyon Lake Marina. Call the clubhouse on weekends at 830-935-4435 or visit • Feb 1- April 15 (Tues & Sat). AARP Tax Aide (any age or income Ok) will be at the Rec Center Tues 1-4 & Sat 9-Noon. 830-885-2247

New choices

The Canyon Lake Views accepts credit cards now and we are tentatively mailing to the community of Fischer to gauge their response.

While “new beginnings” are options at any time, resolutions at New Years give us some moral support from those who surround us on a daily basis. My own success stories however work best taking just one day at a time. Waiting until tomorrow to break a resolution gives a little time to rebuild your strength of commitment. And it’s true if you find something to distract you from the temptation that feels momentarily overwhelming, the urge is forgotten with busy work. I gave up added sugar like that at one time for years, but then succumbed to old habits and the addiction returned full force. A well meaning kind soul brought Christmas fudge. But good habits fail too easily when not accompanied with serious lifestyle changes that don’t allow that one bite one time. It’s now known that both diabetes and heart disease are primarily byproducts of the American diet and therefore preventable in most cases. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Tackling the causes of heart disease – and there are many – especially to find a cure is a noble effort. It must be gratifying to identify one major source and know that prevention can save more lives than we can count – within our community and likely some closer than that – some you count as part of your household. Giving back to your community comes in all different shapes and sizes. Our Canyon Lake Community Profile this month is Dr. Henry McGill who is recognized by his peers as an innovative pioneer in the research of heart disease. In the mid 60’s when Dr. McGill’s research was focusing on advanced heart disease, it was considered outrageous to suggest that 90% of heart attacks could be prevented, while evidence now says that prevention of 90% is achievable with early intervention that guides childhood lifestyles. He changed that. When a fast food hamburger is convenient today, we parents say we’ll worry about good nutrition tomorrow. We know a nutritionally deficient diet can affect a child’s growth, but well meaning parents fail to recognize that the bad stuff we sometimes let them eat is busy growing bad stuff too. We know that with a little effort, cravings for sugar and fried foods (and other nasties) disappear. We know the lifestyles of the healthiest adults are habits formed in childhood at home and makes the right dietary choices as adults easier. (No, eating your piece of fried chicken before you get home doesn’t work.) Parents listen up while you still have some control over your child’s choices. Let the kid you help today be your own – they will thank you “tomorrow.”

Cover Photo by Gerardo Gala at Lake Canyon Yacht Club’s Race on December 10, 2011 Please recycle your post office duplicates! Sue Sweat, Publisher • Dalton Sweat, Sales & Marketing & Much More

Call 512-644-2093 • Visit • Email The Canyon Lake Views is a community magazine mailed FREE to ALL addresses in the 78133 zip code, plus Spring Branch routes that reach Mystic Shores, part of Rebecca Creek, down FM 311 to TX 46, and down TX 46 from US 281 to reach over 9,650 addresses by direct mail! It is also distributed at key locations throughout the Canyon Lake area. The Canyon Lake Views is not responsible for the products, services or views contained in this publication. Entire contents copyright ©2012 by The Canyon Lake Views, 13501 Ranch Road 12, Suite 103, Wimberley, TX 78676.

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D R . H E N RY C . M CG I L L

Winning at life.. At 90, Dr. Henry C. McGill, emits an energetic spirit of good health beyond his unpretentious demeanor that’s calm and reserved; his confident stride reveals a strength he maintains physically, and his alert mind speaks for itself. Semi-retired since 1992, he no longer teaches at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio – his primary residence since 1966. As he transitions into the Canyon Lake community, he remains actively involved in cardiovascular research for the medical community, and until recently, was writing papers summarizing the research of his team, while occasionally giving lectures around the country. Dr. McGill has set the standard for what a lively, satisfying retirement is all about. With a passion for community activism, he is a good citizen as well. He is passionate about the environment and explains his “concerns about water, about habitat and the animals, about politics. We’ve got to think real hard about what we’re doing to the world around us, to our environment, and to the education of our children.” A long term member of Lake Canyon Yacht Club (LCYC), Dr. McGill and his crew race and win sailboat races regularly throughout the year, rain or shine, hot or cold. He has served as Commodore for LCYC – one of Canyon Lake’s two yacht clubs – heading up the the volunteer organizers and activities. Dr. McGill and his wife, Cloace, bought their Canyon Lake home in 1966 when Canyon Lake was only about a third full, just after the dam was finished. He bought a motor boat because his three girls liked to water ski. He traded it in for his first sailboat in 1972, and joined the yacht club. LCYC’s race was scheduled on December 10 – a chilly and damp day after the night of rain that cancelled the 2011 Parade of Lights. How did he find the energy to battle the cold and sail on a day like that? He emailed the crew: “The forecast is 53, a northeast wind at 9 mph, and no rain…who wants to race?” With 100% of the replies eager to go, he explained, “I had to be there! I put on plenty of clothes .. and it was fun! ...We had a good time and sailed a good race.” Pleased he was asked the outcome, he said, “We came in third out of three on the first race and first out of three on the second race.

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Views you you can Views That’s not the corrected time – our boat has a very fast rating.” Dr. McGill respectfully gives credit Canyon to hisLake crew and son-in-law, Views Page 1 Page 1 Canyon Lake Views who is at the helm steering during a lot of races; he says Dr. McGill becomes the “tactician, calling tacts and making decisions” that the crew rarely, but at times, overrides. As the art of sailing and the fun of racing coincide, the adrenalin of mastering split second decisions under stress would make any sailor smile – and he did. Dr. McGill is proud to say he has contributed to the Canyon Lake community through two of his grandchildren who teach at Canyon Lake High School. Elizabeth Bentzen received her ph.D from Vanderbilt University where her grandfather is an Honorary Life Board Member; she teaches math and chemistry. A dedicated, assertive and motivated teacher who demands appropriate behavior, she’s “gratified the students respond well,” he says. Her brother, David, coaches basketball, football, and track. Dr. McGill boasts what “a great influence David is on the kids in that role. We’re really proud of these two grandkids and think they make a great contribution to the community.” The wind has shifted in Dr. McGill’s life in recent years. Weekend trips that began 45 years ago, have extended so that he and Cloace live most days of the week at their Canyon Lake home. Two of his six grandchildren live here. Daughters Margaret, an officer at LCYC, built her home next to his; and, Beth who lives in Marble Falls plans to move to the lake soon – and maybe Lauri someday. As their extended family here has grown, so have their ties to friends they have made over the years. “We have a lot of friends in the yacht club here – good neighbors, good sailors, and good competitors on the lake like this afternoon. It’s been a great source of pleasure,” Dr. McGill adds. They return to San Antonio in time for Dr. McGill to attend a weekly luncheon/ conference to discuss current topics of interest in research. “Phasing out” work is a goal many retirees pursue; there are tasks and responsibilities to pass on. But Dr. McGill has one natural “limitation” scholars have – he carries his work with him wherever he goes because he carries so much in his head. He may not move as fast as he once did, but his mind shares his good health. So, he won’t be phasing it out anytime soon – and that benefits us all. Canyon Lake Views

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Dr. Henry McGill is an award winning Professor Emeritus and Senior Scientist Emeritus for the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is an innovative pioneer in the scientific research of heart disease, and “founded and developed one of the world’s most noted centers for the study of atherosclerosis in a baboon colony.”* He and his wife, Cloace, have three daughters – all four women have successful careers and achievements in the medical field; they also have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. For general information about LCYC’s upcoming race and sailing classes, see our community page. Call the LCYC office at 210-590-7100 for more information. Email or Source: *The Journal of Nutrition,” or you can reach the clubhouse at 830-964-2314. “For that is what great leaders do, they leave behind lessons learned. It is society’s obligation to ensure his legacy endures.” ~ Mac Anderson JANUARY 2012

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entertained when you visit us. Music: H2O also highlights many local musicians by hosting “Open mic” night on Wednesdays as well as hosting local bands a couple of times per month on the weekends. Musical genres include Classic Country, Classic Rock, Texas Country, and Blues. There's no cover charge for these events, so come on out and hear some great local talent on display. Cocktails: H2O offers a full bar. Come out to H2O for great food and great fun!

The H2O Sports Bar & Grill is located at the corner of 306 and North Park Rd, formerly the old “Sundowner.” Jennifer and Chuck O’Neill, owners of H2O, have made many improvements to the property since taking over in mid-July including the addition of a 1200 sq. ft. deck. Customers can now enjoy a cocktail and some good food outside when the weather permits. Find us on facebook @ or search “Canyon Lake bar.”

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Comal and Blanco County drought tips by Bobby Barclay The awful drought of 2011 seems a distant bad memory we enter a surprisingly wet winter season. The month of December brought us roughly 70% of the total annual rainfall in 2011, so it was a good end to a hot, dry year. Still, it’s important to remember that we are in one of the most severe droughts in documented weather history. Last summer was the hottest and driest for Comal and Blanco Counties on record. Mark Duff of the Texas Forest Service recently stated, “We only recorded seventeen inches of rainfall in 2011 while the average for that period is 32 inches.” This resulted in the loss of millions of trees in the region. Some of the residual effects from the four-year drought are obvious while others are more subtle. For some trees and plants, it’s already too late. It’s important to keep a close eye on your landscape watching for signs of stress. Live oak trees, for example, should exhibit healthy canopies. Those in stress will show signs of die back in the canopies which will work its way down. Trees that dropped green leaves last summer at the height of the heat and drought may not be lost. This behavior can be a coping mechanism during stress and they may leaf out next spring. This winter, stress can be managed in all plants and grass (even dormant) by keeping root systems wet especially when we are expecting a hard freeze. Water will freeze and will not drop below 32 º F. Better 32º than 15º for plant health. Be patient as deciduous foliage begins to emerge next spring. A harsh summer followed by the winter chill can produce plants that are slow to rebound. If you suspect a loss but are not sure, it is best to consult a professional before removal. Predictions are that weather patterns are changing in our region. Modifying existing landscapes to more drought-tolerant varieties will save water and produce a healthier landscape. Xeriscape plants, trees, and shrubs are generally deer resistant by nature, too. We encourage organic fertilizing and other organic programs which improve overall plant health while retaining and conserving water. Composting lawns and beds in addition to mulching keeps moisture in and moderates the ground temperature insulating root systems. The winter season has started off blissfully wet. We pray that this will continue through 2012 to the benefit of plants and trees.

Bobby Barclay is a fifteen year resident of Canyon Lake. He has been beautifying the area for 12 years through innovative landscape designs, hardscape construction utilizing native materials, and xeriscape artistry. For more information, he can be reached at 830-899-5000.

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Well, the holiday season is over, but folks still come in telling me that they continue to see yellow, red and green lights. I figure that they just got hold of some bad egg nog or went to too many “Black Friday” shopping events. I told them to stop watching so much MSNBC, get a sleeping mask and park themselves in bed for a while. But no, they were talking about the lights on their car’s dashboard – specifically the oil change light.  Ooohhh!  I just happen to be reading an article by Garrett McKinnon, of VehicleMD, regarding what the manufacturers are not telling you about these devices. “If you think that the oil monitoring system reads the physical condition of your car’s oil, please raise your hand! OK, put your hands down.” Today’s oil life monitoring systems all have one thing in common: They do not physically measure the condition of your vehicle’s motor oil ...  meaning that they cannot tell if the oil is contaminated or if the additive package is depleted .... meaning that it does not actually know if it needs changing or not. Well, now!   Automakers utilize either a “calendar” or follow a “computer model,” developed and tested by engineers, in determining when a change is needed. First, the computer model simply counts how many engine revolutions, stops, starts, trip duration, etc. that your vehicle makes. A clock has been set in your vehicle to count down with each of these revolutions and all. When it hits “0”, the oil change light comes on telling you that it “thinks” your oil needs changing. It may have needed it before then, but it certainly needs it now. The second method is a simple calendar, or mileage-based reminder – more like a high-tech window sticker reminder.  Once you reach a pre-set number of miles or days, the light comes on.  Mercedes Benz, Volvo, and Infiniti use this type of reminder. On many Nissan and Infiniti models, the driver can actually program the light to their liking.   Again, since these systems do not actually monitor the physical condition of your oil, it’s important to check your car’s oil level and condition regularly, like at every re-fueling.  Next month: EPA causes inflationary pressure on corn tortillas.  Surely you have  noticed. Bill and Jan Goetz are Canyon Lake residents and owners of Shell Rapid Lube in Sattler, a full service auto maintenance facility that specializes in all lube services, tire rotation, brake services, tuneups and new car warranty maintenance. Bill spent a 30-year career with Fortune 100 and start-up companies that specialized in developing technologies to streamlined retail operations of large oil companies and retailers. For more information, call 964-5373.

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The cost of being uninsured

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Many motorist’s in Texas elect to obtain the minimum insurance required by law. If you have an accident and are seriously injured because of the fault of an insured with no or minimum insurance, you may be stuck with astronomical medical bills as well as being unable to recover for your pain and suffering. The minimum auto liability insurance in Texas is only $30,000 per person and $60,000 in the aggregate (total for all those injured). This is ridiculously low considering even a minor injury requiring emergency room, hospitalization, and rehabilitation can use up all the money available. Some people do not realize when purchasing your own insurance, you can provide coverage for yourself for another’s negligence. Most have uninsured, underinsured motorist coverage and Personal Injury Protection (PIP); however most people do not have enough. The difference in premiums is marginal, but can make a world of difference. Your insurance agent should tell you to beef up that coverage. My recommendation is that at a minimum you maintain 100/250/50 liability, and at a minimum 10K PIP, and 100/250/50 uninsured and underinsured motorist. [Publishers Note: 100/250/50 generally refers to coverage of at least up to $100,000 bodily injury for one / at least up to $250,000 for two or more / $50,000 property damage.] For example I had a client that had 100/250/50 underinsured. He was in an accident where the at-fault party rear ended his car. After@surgery, had a permanent of 30% of the use 1/8friend’s 2010 VGuide $130 --hecgGaramond Boldloss is font of his left arm. The at-fault driver had $50K liability. The insurance company immediately offered that in settlement; his friend’s insurance company quickly offered the maximum benefits of $25,000. A T T my O client R Nhad E$100,000 Y S inAunderinsured T LAW Thankfully, coverage, 1/12 for CLViews Column April10 as the total of $75,000 he has received will barely cover his medical Ofc: 830-899-3259 8115forFM bills. His insurance company is offering him nothing the2673 underCell: 210-863-6340 Canyon Lake insured. Shortly we will file suit against the at-fault party who will be defended and covered by my client’s own insurance company so he is suing his own insurance company. As I have said before the insurance company is not your neighbor and they are not your friend. They are a business that attempts to sell and collect premiums but limit what they pay in claims. Talk to your insurance agent to make sure you have adequate coverage. The cost is negligible, but the benefit can be enormous.

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2012 is your year for success By VJ Tiller On September 11, 2002, Matt Jones was diagnosed with cancer. After spreading to his brain, he slipped into a semi-coma.  Doctors were not sure he would live.  Miraculously, he recovered and two years after re-learning to walk, he completed a marathon.   Each one of us faces challenges. For some of us it is our health or our physical bodies as well as finances or relationships. From Matt’s darkest days with cancer, he learned that the biggest challenge was not the cancer “but his own mind: the limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, and the self-defeating inner conversation.” While he was standing waiting for the race to begin, that self-defeating inner conversation kicked in. He was thinking, Matt, what are you doing here? Only one-tenth of 1% of the world’s population has ever completed a marathon, and you have had three bouts with cancer. There is no way you can finish. Save yourself the embarrassment. He recognized his selfdefeating inner dialogue and told that voice two words, "Shut up!"  As we draw close to the beginning of the new year, 2012, hopefully, many of us who find our bodies not being what we want, we'll start recognizing that negative self-talk and just tell that voice to "shut up!"  As Matt reached mile 21, every bone in his body ached, his feet were on fire and his energy was sapped.  He had only five more miles to go which he had done several times in training, but he had not run 21 miles before. In order to keep going he had to forget what was behind him and move on.  Many people are forever stuck in the past; once overweight, always overweight; bad relationships, always bad relationships. “The past is a prison for those who live in it.” Don’t beat yourself up over the past; it is gone forever. You are constantly becoming a new person every day. In order to win the race of life, you must have a positive attitude. It may sound too Pollyanna, but what the heck, it works! Set your goal, visualize it, take action, stay focused and You Win! We will support you all the way!   We look forward to a new year with Gary Dennis, personal trainer, boot camp leader, joining us part-time. His company is called “Extreme Image." 

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by Richard Ferrell Several people have asked, “What new things does the chamber have planned for 2012?” I’m very excited about the changes that we are making to our website and the benefit that it will serve in our area. It’s important to the Chamber to listen to your needs and then take the appropriate action that would best serve the community. A common concern is how difficult it is just to find where a business is located. Because of our unique layout of the lake and the river, this was a challenge that we wanted to take on. The Chamber will be adding an interactive map with a built in business directory for our members. Besides showing exactly where a business is located, this interactive map will provide expanded functionality that traditional maps cannot offer. Some of the features include a pop-up point of interest highlights, complete with images, videos details and links. The map will also allow trip planners the ability to create and share customized itineraries. These are only a few of the features that the interactive map will offer. But be assured, people coming to Canyon Lake will find it fun, easy-to-use and offer our visitors powerful tools to help them plan a trip or find where to go next. This past year there have been a lot of news reports that gave misinformation to the public – mainly that Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River has dried up and there was no reason to come to our community. As we all know, “we have water.” To combat this “misinformation,” the Chamber will also be adding two web cameras to the front page of our website. One of the cameras will be looking out over the lake and the other showing the river. Both cameras will be high definition showing a live picture that will update every 30 seconds. By doing this, we’ll let the whole world know, “We have water!” The Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is working hard to serve our members and our community. We’re always striving to improve ways to get the word out about how great our community is. Please contact the Chamber on how we can assist you and your business. I hope everyone has a great 2012.! Richard Ferrell is the Executive Director at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call 830964-2223 or visit

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A New Year’s Resolution for your pet by Ryan Bullock, DVM

Well, it’s that time of year again when many of us take a hard look in the mirror and decide to eat better, hit the gym, and shed that holiday weight. This year, let’s do the same for your pet! One study I read a few months ago estimated that 82% of American pets were overweight. Obesity in pets can lead to a myriad of health problems including endocrine, liver, and cardiovascular disease. It also leads to more severe, debilitating arthritis, lethargy, poor hair coat and skin quality, as well as making pets more susceptible to orthopedic injuries such as ACL knee ligament tears and back injuries. Obese pets will also hurt their owner’s pocket books by you having to pay for all of these health problems! Overall, pet obesity is a serious disease that will almost certainly shorten your pet’s life expectancy and decrease their overall quality of life. Many of my clients have obese pets and are unaware that they are overweight because they do not know how their pet is supposed to look. To assess your pet’s weight, first have your pet stand up and you stand directly over them. Your pet should have a noticeable waist line behind its ribs. If there is no waistline or you have to use a little imagination to see it, then your pet is overweight. Second, bend down and look at your pet from the side. You sould see an obvious “abdominal tuck” behind their chest/ribs. If their belly is just as low as the bottom of their chest, then your pet is overweight. Ok, now how do you get the weight off your pet? Diet, diet, diet! Fortunately for you, your pet can only eat what you give it, so there is no excuse for them overeating or eating high calorie food.

1) Buy a weight reduction diet – many are available, or, ask your veterinarian about a prescription weight loss diet. 2) MEASURE the amount you feed (diet foods have feeding parameters on the bag) 3) Cut out the people food. Even a few small bites of your dinner are a MAJOR source of calories for your pet, especially the small ones. 4) Daily exercise in conjunction with a proper diet. You’ll be amazed by the new found energy your pet will have when you get those extra pounds off! If these tips don’t help, please ask your vet to help formulate a more in depth weight loss plan for your pet in 2012. Happy New Year!

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XVII. Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Dental Solutions by Carol Vander Stoep, RDH, BSDH, author of “MouthMattersâ€? Obstructive sleep apnea is any pause of ten or more seconds in breathing during sleep because of a narrow or blocked airway. The pauses allow excessive carbon dioxide build-up in blood. Oxygen levels fall. Severity of sleep apnea is based on the number of events/ night and the degree of blood oxygen de-saturation. Those with severe apnea have less than 80 % oxygen saturation. They also have heightened inflammation and clotting, so are at high risk of stroke and heart attacks. Low oxygen levels switch on the part of the nervous system that clicks into high gear when one’s life is at stake. The price the body pays for constant nervous system stimulation is immune system suppression and high stress. Shockingly, perhaps 50% of adults have apnea arising from improper facial development and oral habits. Children also suffer. Dentists can be part of the treatment team. Diagnosis is a stumbling block for some. Formal lab sleep studies provide an excellent analysis of the kind of night’s sleep that rarely happens. Sleep, because one is unconscious, is an intimate and personal act, and one many people would rather not have observed. Narrow beds and multiple leads in an unfamiliar environment can add to anxiety levels. Small, non-invasive home recording devices are available through our office and correlate well with formal sleep studies. If analysis reveals mild to moderate apnea, one option is to fit a dental Dr. Warlick, /XPLQHHUV&HUWLÂżHG device that moves the lower jaw forward can make and helps keep the tongue from falling up and back to close the airway. This design is based on EvEryonE’s smilE morE bEautiFul the same principals as those used in resuscitation and anesthesia: air can flow freely because passages are cleared of throat structures. This is considered the treatment choice for mild to moderate apnea. Compared to C-Paps, these appliances are more physiologically ‡*HQHUDO'HQWDO6HUYLFHV compatible, less invasive, and‡'HQWXUHV‡%ULGJHV‡&URZQV far less expensive. Because people like them, compliance is improved. ‡%OHHGLQJ3DLQIXO*XPV

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Online safety by Gary Poss

With the advent of the New Year, it is even more important to be proactive with internet security. Just like in the offline physical world, it’s important to keep yourself safe and secure. Whether you’re a new internet user or a seasoned surfer, it’s wise to stay updated with best safety practices when sharing data, browsing, and emailing. Here is some practical advice for staying more secure on the internet. Choose and use – strong unique passwords! This is one of the most important safety features we can all implement. Many folks fail to do this properly. Do not use the same password over and over in your email, websites, or accounts. Use a minimum of eight characters with a combination of upper and lower case, punctuation, and numerals. Do not rely on your memory to remember all your passwords and user IDs. Keep a secure file or notebook with each logon, including User ID, password, website, email and other Account information, along with security questions and answers with date implemented. This method will form a strong password that is mandatory in today’s Internet world. Insure that you update all software on a regular basis. Period! This includes the Operating System (Windows or OS X), applications (including newer versions), drivers (audio, video, network, etc.), Java, various other updates from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, and so on. Often these updates contain security patches (in addition to enhancements) to ward off hackers which is extremely important. Be wary of suspicious websites, emails, and offers - even from friends. Not all is what it seems. Watch spelling and grammar, which can be a clue. Do not click on one of their embedded links and never enter your User ID and password. If a window pops up, stating you are infected and offers to fix the infection – free or for a price, immediately turn off the computer and seek professional assistance. Use quality antivirus (AVG, Kaspersky, Norton) and spyware (malwarebytes) removal software, regularly updating and scanning. For more helpful suggestions, view the and websites. Have a very Loving, Happy, and Prosperous New Year!

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I know you’re all cozied up by the fire thinking to yourself, “This whole hibernation thing the bears do isn’t such a bad idea. When I wake up it’ll be warm and the government will have fixed itself!” First part, maybe and the second part is doubtful. Back to the cozied up thing. You’ve got on jammies with foot socks already molded in covering the ole bod. Now that you are completely hermetically sealed you’ve discovered two small annoyances--you can’t move enough to reach the remotes, your book or your hot toddy, and you have to plan ahead to go pottie cause it’s gonna take 30 minutes or more to find your junk. Well, guess what? The bugs want to be cozied up too. There are a few minor differences in how they accomplish this compared to us hairless bipeds. Their heat source is your entire house. It includes the heat sink of the slab to the constantly cycling refrigerator, hot water heater, dishwasher, clothes dryer, washer, televisions, computer monitors, lighting, etc. One of my all time favorites is the completely closed up bathroom after a long steamy shower. Do you know where ants, roaches, termites, spiders and yes, even scorpions, like to cozy up? Did you answer, “Where it’s warm?” That’s a good BINGO! So, Bugman, what kind of jammies are they wearing and what’s in their hot toddies you ask? Well, they actually cover their little exoskeleton with jammies called house insulation. What’s in their toddies is whatever is in yours. They can live off your stuff just fine, including the wood in the walls. Scorpions and spiders just dine on one another, no problem. Jeez, now that you guys are so smart, I have a question for you. Why is it that you think you can skip your winter pest control service? We’re only talking one service, maybe two. Your situation will be out of control come springtime and it will take more effort and cost in the long run. I haven’t even mentioned our little furry friends yet. Do you need it? Jeez, you guys are smart! Terry and Valerie Schroller, owners of Alternative Pest Control, have been in the pest control business since 1976. Their license categories include General Pests, Termites, Weeds and Lawn and Ornamentals. For more information, call 830899-5400 or email them through their new website. They want you to see it!

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Stay warm but be careful by Steve Sherman

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), reports that while 95% of US homes have smoke alarms, 70% of home fire deaths occur where there is no working alarm. What’s more, about half of the people killed in home fires died between 10pm and 6am., the prime sleep hours, even though only onefourth of home fires occurred during those times. Those most affected by the lack of warning are young children and the elderly. These are frightening statistics. But there is something you can do to help prevent fires and detect them before they get out of control. Safety should never take a vacation, and planning for an emergency just makes good sense. Smoke alarms. Install them if you have none, and check the ones you do have. Press the test button once a month and change batteries every year. Smoke alarms older than ten years are more likely to fail. Carbon monoxide (CO) Alarms.
Equally as important as smoke alarms is having a unit that will alert you of high levels of carbon monoxide in the home. Some manufacturers now offer units that combine smoke and CO protection. Heating equipment. A leading factor in home fires during winter months, furnaces should be serviced by a reputable inspector, cleaned and maintained each fall before cold weather sets in. When operating portable space heaters, keep them away from items that could ignite, including drapes and articles of clothing. Personal habits.
Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths, sending bedding, and furniture up in flames. More fires start in the kitchen than any other place in the home, so keep a watchful eye on what you’re cooking. Candle fires have tripled over the last tenyears, with some 40% of those fires beginning in a bedroom. Flammables.
Ensure that flammables, such as gasoline, kerosene and paints, are kept in proper containers and stored away from heat and flame. Never store these items near a furnace or water heater. Extinguishers.
Small home fires can be taken care of using a fire extinguisher before they get out of hand. The National Safety Council’s website,, suggests keeping an extinguisher rated for grease and electrical fires in the kitchen. Remember, though, is that extinguishers do not last forever. Even if the needle is “in the green,” plan to replace the unit about every three years. Steve is the store manager at Canyon Lake ACE Hardware. For more information, call 830-964-2797.

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Those of you who are familiar with the term “app” most likely identify that with the iPhone. For those of you who may not be familiar, an “app” is a Yoga by Donation on Wednesdays, 5:30pm ... all levels! $5-$10 suggested 10103 FM 2673 • Canyon Lake (Startzville) • 7am to 9:30pm ~ 830-899-2516 computer program that does a specific job. Most companies will have an “app” for their products going forward to jump Becky Jordan, E-RYT 500 on the band wagon for this huge buzz word.You will most Restorative Yoga Yoga Workshop Workshop Restorative likely be seeing many commercials taunting the word “apps.” Sunday, Oct 25 1:30-4pm Sunday, Oct 25 1:30-4pm How will the word “app” be tied to you and your home, Find the the Deep Deep Relaxation Relaxation you you deserve deserve and what do you need to do about that today? First of all most Find • Register early. Cost $35 of your home products will have some kind of connection to • Register early. Cost $35 •• the internet on it. You will need to bridge the gap between Wimberley’s Premiere Yoga Studio your many devices and your home network or router. 512-663-4278 512-663-4278 Many devices will have a wireless connection built in, 111 Old Old Kyle Kyle Road, Road, Suite Suite 100 100 Wimberley Wimberley but you should strongly consider hard wiring the connection 111 back to your router for optimum performance due to distance and building limitations. I only recommend using wireless as a last resort. Wireless devices often use the same frequency at affordable prices and this will keep your wireless options open for future use. Low pricing on all Hunter Douglas, Graber, TimberBlind Now you will be able to see and use these “apps” through • Quality American products with lifetime warranties • Blinds, your TV screen, handheld remote or a smart phone. Lighting, Solar, Roman & Cellular Shades, Plantation Shutters cameras, temperature and energy usage can all be managed Call today for a free estimate through your TV and/or smart phone. Imagine being able to n a & consultation. ic r e Buy Am de! view energy usage in real time and see exactly how much Ma 512-847-8970 your appliances and devices are costing you as they are being used in a dollar amount, now you can start cutting that energy Superior Service before and after the sale • Fast delivery & installation in two weeks or less! bill down to size. There is a new industry dedicated to writing and developing “apps” and this will be hard to ignore. You will just need the infrastructure in place to make it work. You can start small but this should be a part of your decision making process each time you purchase or upgrade a new product in your home, anything from light switches to water softeners, Monday - Friday We carry ORGANIC PEST9-5 CONTROL & A/C units to Blu-Ray players. SaturdayGardening 8-3 Supplies Now if they could just make an “app” to walk my dog at 10:30 pm! FEED Thank you for shopping locally.

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The history of wood floors by Jim Dannehy Wood floors were once the domain of only the wealthiest people, kings, queens, museums and churches. Expert craftsmen labored for years on the same floor meticulously cutting each intricate board with inlays and patterns by hand. The only other wood floors in existence were the rough hand hewn plank wood floors of some commoner’s residences. In 1885, a new milling technique was developed, tongue on one side and groove on the other, allowing floors to be blind nailed. This eliminated many hours of labor. The flooring was 7/8” thick and 2-1/2” to 3-1/4” wide. The tongue and groove milling also allowed the back of the board to be hollowed making the floor lighter and easier to conform to subfloors that were beginning to be common in most structures in the early 1900s. In 1920, a machine scraper was invented making floors easier to install. The sanding machine was still just a dream! After WWII, the country experienced a housing boom. The Federal Housing Authority required wood floors in the home to qualify for their financing. This created an increasing demand for wood floors that peaked in 1955 with more than 1.2 billion board feet installed that year. In 1966, the Federal Housing Authority along with other lending agencies began approving carpet as part of a 30-year mortgage. Hardwood floors were no longer a necessity and the industry experienced a significant setback. This trend continued into the 70’s and early 80’s bottoming out in 1982. Since then, the market has steadily grown. Presently more than seven times more wood floors arewould beinglike soldtothan in the the 1980’s. Network Funding announce addition of Today wood floors are affordable with many products and30 prices Karen Newton to the team in Canyon Lake. She has years pointsof toexperience choose, from solid nailed-down floors to glued down or in the mortgage business, providing great service free-floating wood floors. Installations that took decades now can to her clients, and helping them live the American dream! be accomplished in a day. Homeowners can choose from domestic products like oak, hickory, maple or cherry wood floors to exotic floors around the world like Rosewood from Bolivia, Wengĕ from the Republic of the Congo, Cherry wood from Brazil, Tiger wood from Africa – wood floors for every lifestyle and taste from formal to rustic. Nothing adds more warmth and value to your home than a wood floor.

Jim and Joyce Dannehy are 25-year residents of Canyon Lake and owners of Comal Floors & Interiors. With 30 years in the floor covering industry, Jim has represented major manufacturers during the last ten years wholesaling their products to retail floor covering stores and providing the retail staff with product information. With that background and experience, Comal Floors & Interiors can help you make the correct flooring covering choices.


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Front row: Optimists installation of CLHS Octagon Club officers; Books with Bailey at TPML; Top: Teens Read Summer Program at TPML.

Hope’s Holiday Help offer continues

Every Thursday through January 12, 11am-12:30pm Hope Hospice is offering a drop-in support group targeted to those who are grieving during the holidays. There will be a different program with no registration necessary every Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm continuing through January 12. Participants should arrive at Hope Hospice’s office at 611 N Walnut Avenue in New Braunfels ten minutes early and may call Julie at 830-358-

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2011: A Great Year by Norma Blackwell, Executive Director

What a year 2011 has been. As I look back, there are so many things to be proud of at CASA of Central Texas. I couldn’t begin to put in to words every accomplishment made, but these are some that come to mind: • CASA of Central Texas advocates served more than 300 children. • CASA created a bilingual coloring book for children going to court. • Trained and swore in 75 new volunteer advocates. • Swore in 29 new volunteer advocates at the annual Advocate Appreciation mixer. • Acquired new technology that will help better serve the children and their families. With better technology, CASA is on track to go paperless and improve the tracking of documents. • Participated in the Coaches for CASA campaign. • Volunteer advocates met with State Representatives and State Senators to share their stories. • Met 2009 goals to increase volunteer numbers & serve more children. • Sent 20 volunteer advocates to the Texas CASA Conference. • Hired a receptionist to streamline the volunteer application process. All of these are great accomplishments, and they would not have been possible without your support. I am looking forward to even more in 2012, all working toward my goal of providing a CASA for every child!"

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Saturday Class Held at the San Marcos CASA office Meeting January 14 & 28, February 11, 18 & 25  8:30am-2:30pm 

Learn about CASA and the work advocates are doing in the community. Join them on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of each month for a onehour "virtual" tour of their mission. Open to everyone, bring your friends, family and colleagues and they provide lunch:  1st   Wednesday, Noon-1pm at the New Braunfels CASA office and 2nd Wednesday, Noon-1pm at the San Marcos CASA office. Lunch will be provided by Panhandler Pizza., so please RSVP to Ali Wilkinson at  or 830626-2272. CASA can also bring their tour and presentation to your organizations meeting.

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Canyon Lake Yacht Clubs

Lake Canyon Yacht Club supports an active racing program, youth sailing and water safety. They host the annual Wurstfest Regatta, LCYC’s signature event since 1968, and races each month year-round. LCYC’s annual sailing classes for the public are scheduled for February 4th. Slots fill fast. For more information, 210590-7100 or call the clubhouse at 830-964-2314. The Hill Country Yacht Club (HCYC) is an active racing club and a member of the Yachting Club of America, Texas Sailing Association, and the US Sailing Association. HCYC sponsors at least one race per month. The PHRF racing program is designed for keel boats, open to all sailors on Canyon Lake. HCYC offers something for sailors of all skill levels from novice to experienced including a youth program. As an active club, they also present power boating programs each year and focus on promoting pleasurable, safe and informative boating programs for members and guests whether you own a personal water craft (PWC) or power yacht. If you haven’t (yet) been to a HCYC social event, make plans now to attend to enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship. For up-to-date information on all of the HCYC events, please access the club’s calendar on our website, or the monthly calendar included with the Club’s monthly newsletter, The Ship’s Log. Visit or call the clubhouse on weekends at 830-935-4435.

New Beginnings: Habitat for Safe Seniors breaks new ground

Habitat for Safe Seniors is in the process of building a new warehouse facility to better serve our senior citizens and community members. They hope to get a new building installed in the next two months, but it all depends on when they can get clean fill to be donated to fill in a large area of the slab and also need your monetary support for daily services and programs – approx 200+ cubic yards of fill material is needed. This facility will reduce an enormous amount of labor in their Nutrition Program and also protect donations of food and materials used in other programs. Future plans are in the process within the facility for a feeding site for our seniors, small office, and drivethrough distributions. The facility will provide for a central registration area to enhance all service requests and a multi-use area for our aging friends. The facility will be located adjacent to the existing service area. This major addition will accommodate the growth in our services and our community. HSS is currently serving approximately 450 seniors and families in need. These families are all on low income and our oldest is a 92-year-old Navy veteran. Our aging friends and our veterans have paved a beautiful way of life for us; let's help them by serving them with dignity, respect and the best services we can provide. Thank you for your patience as we undergo these long-overdue changes to serve you better. We look forward to welcoming you to our new facilities and as always Habitat for Safe Seniors is committed to providing our senior citizens and this community with Outstanding Service every day. If you can help, call the office at 830-899-2256 or cell at 210347-8207. Your donations are needed and are tax exempt in accordance with the IRS. Please make your donations to : Habitat for Safe Seniors 2174 Old Sattler Rd, Canyon Lake 78133

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 Tye Preston Memorial Library's Legacy

The Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, and Friends of the Library thank everyone for the faith you place in us each year to carry the library's legacy forward. This community continues to amaze us with its generosity. We have received gifts of talent and time that are beyond measure.   Here is an example of a person willing to work on an idea. This story began about six months ago when local author, Jackie DeHon, wanted to start a writers group. Jackie was shocked that around fifty people wanted to be included in the group. Eventually the Canyon Lake Area Writers Group (CLAW) was formed. The group meets twice a month and regular emails go out among the group.  Published authors who attend generously offer advice. Here is a letter they received.  Dear CLAW Members,   My name is Mike Reid, and like many of you, I aspire to become a published author soon.  My work schedule prevents me from attending your meetings, but I am inspired weekly by reading meeting minutes and other email conversations. Please keep them coming! Last February, I was stuck at an airport en route home from a ten-day military training exercise, and I finally wrote the first three chapters of "Mission Iraq" about my one-year deployment in 2005. My goal is to inspire others to change their world, starting from within, and then show others how to change their world. In the next twelve months, I plan to use the ideas from "Write a Novel in 30 Days" to jump-start my autobiographical 1st book, as well as all the other articles and books bouncing around inside my head for years. (I also hope to find time to finish my Masters degree – just six classes left!) In two days, I leave for a one-year mobilization with a medical support unit-out-processing soldiers returning from the war. As I get ready to leave my precious wife and three girls again, and spend a year living alone in a "cabin in the woods" (this time in Indiana, not Iraq!), the one thing I look forward to is finally having the time to write. And I know CLAW emails will continue to encourage me every week... God bless and write well, Mike Reid, Youth Pastor, Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship SSG, United Sates Army Reserve    The point of my story today is that Mike Reid does not come to the CLAW meetings. He does not come to our library. But the words of encouragement spoken at the meetings and sent to him are what he can feel. And, we feel like we know him from his letter. The power of what goes on at the library does matter. The community that comes together at the Library is changing lives.   Have a wonderful, joyous new year! Susan Bogle, TPMLibrary board member  For more information, call the library at 830-964-3744. (Source: TPML’s e-newsletter. Visit to sign up for one.)

Hope Tour

Each month, the public is invited to visit and learn more about New Life Children’s Center. Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month from Noon to 1pm for a “Hope Tour” at New Life Children’s Center, 650 Scarborough Road, below the dam. Please RSVP to Lisa Brown, Director of Volunteer Services, at 830-964-4390.

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