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by Sue Sweat When the reservoir of Canyon Dam finally “filled” in 1968, an influx of newcomers spurred growth. By the early 70s, Bill and Laverne Cudabac were among them. Longtimers know the Voice of Canyon Lake well. Retired from KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Bill donated use of his sound board and voice so many times that everyone has lost count of the years and all the events. Bill emceed the parades, the 25th anniversary of Canyon Dam, Chamber events, church functions, political rallies and more. Several said that it would be easier to name the ones that he missed. Coincidentally – if there is such a thing – from early on, Bill helped with the Easter Sunrise Services at Overlook Park that area churches sponsor – Bill said he set up the chairs. But if Bill was there, someone said, you can be sure he had his hand on the microphone at some point. After growing up in Alabama, Bill joined the Marines during World War II; casualities were high as they landed. But as a journalist committed to report the war accurately to those back home, he took good notes. From those, he wrote his memoirs, From Tarawa to Chosin – it was an important part of his life. After 36 months in the Pacific with “no women in sight,” Bill returned to the States where friends arranged a double date with Laverne. Bill wrote, “I met the girl of my dreams.” They were married two years later. One of the pioneers in radio and early TV, Bill developed a reputation nationally, announcing for the Sammy Kaye Show, Popeye, and Shreveport’s Louisiana Hayride on KWKH. Bill’s second book, Bloopers and Such: Early Radio and Television, describes the early days, “We came On Air at 4 o’clock in the afternoon – we thought, ‘why would anyone watch TV during the day?” There was no tape, so everything was broadcast ‘live’ with no delay – mistakes and all. Bill took turns with other announcers doing commercials with lines memorized as best they could. Car commercials had to be staged in the parking lot. He recalls the station manager wrangling off camera with a drunk about to stumble through ‘the set.’ But the tussle could be heard on air anyway. The stories of a different time are great! Bill ran with the celebrity crowd of Country & Western music as it was becoming accepted nationwide. The Louisiana Hayride, – broadcast on the station’s “50,000 watt signal – reached listeners in over 28 states and lured them to packed performances of the Hayride’s road show. It played a critical role in the development of both country music and Rock & Roll.... the location provided an ideal setting for the cross-fertilization of music styles of the Old South and the West and for musical interchanges between white and black musicians. Radio shaped musical tastes. Both Hank Williams and

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Elvis Presley – who made his national radio debut on the show in 1954 – were rejected by the Opry before Shreveport. History often credits the influence of The Grand Ole Opry for this transition,” when it in fact “Louisiana Hayride was a pivoting factor not only on the transformation in American “popular music but the shifting landscape of race” as well.* Encyclopedia Britannica names Hank Williams as “Country & Western Music’s first superstar,” and it was his rendition of Lovesick Blues on Louisiana Hayride that propelled him almost overnight to the front of mainstream listeners. Sam Phillips of Sun Records, who discovered Johnny Cash was a close friend. Bill is proud to have been a part of it all. In later years, Bill was the first host of Good Morning, San Antonio, and for 12 years, brought a lot of his contacts from the Hayride to woo the Texas scene. All the while, Laverne and Bill were busy in Canyon Lake helping to lay the foundation of many of the organizations that are still strong today. As the founder of Canyon Lake Republican Women, Laverne is credited with materializing the political shift from Democratic control countywide to the full slate of Republicans in office that continue today. She was an Election Judge, Precinct Chairman, and Chairman of the County Party. She was also Secretary/Treasurer for the Board of Directors of GVTC for almost 25 years and with others, guided its growth during the boom years. Both demonstrate her widely reaching influence in organizations that provide the basic structure of the community today. Laverne and Bill were both instrumental in many integral organizations locally. They were among the founders of the Action Center that started the food pantry, meal deliveries, and the Thrift Store that merged with the Recreation Center and evolved into the Community Resource and Recreation Center (CRRC). While Bill was narrating almost every Methodist church presentation or singing beautifully in the choir, Laverne presided over the United Methodist Women’s charity work. Both were active in the United Way and were Directors of the Chamber. There are too many to list. At 89, just two years under Laverne, Bill is being encouraged to dictate one more book – his voice still has a lot to say. With his charm and humor still in gear, he has many facets of their interesting life yet to tell. When Canyon Lake was in its formative years, the Cudabacs lent their voice to guide the way along with a lot of hard work to make it happen. And demonstrating its wisdom ... the community listened. Canyon Lake Views

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Bill and Laverne celebrated their 64th anniversary on March 15 and the adoration that they have for each other endures. Peggy Billings, a friend of over 30 years, said, “They are just as loving to their community as they are to each other.” Clearly that sentiment runs deep throughout the community they gave so much to through the years. As so much changes, there are some things that will always remain the same. APRIL 2012

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Wimberley is just down the road, and four Canyon Lake artists will be making the trek this year to take part in the 4th Annual Wimberley Arts Fest on Saturday, April 28th. The event is scheduled on the Wimberley Square from 10am to 5pm with the theme of “Arts with an S” – a very special designation that makes this festival a bit different from traditional art fairs. Artists from Canyon Lake include Lorie S. Burnett, who will exhibit Wearable Art; Kathy Perales, Oils and Watercolor; Syl Shoemake, Jewelry, and Betty Smith, Jewelry. All of these artists were juried into the show last year as well. The variety of their work is typical of Arts Fest, which also includes acrylics, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and more. Bill Wiman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of The University of Texas at Austin, was juror for 2012 entries. The Arts Fest is an annual project of the Wimberley Valley Art League. It’s a Hill Country celebration of all the arts – including music, dance and theater, children’s art activities, and a classic car display (sure those cars are art!). Free Fest parking and shuttle service from the Community Center on Ranch Road 12 (at River Road) and the old First Baptist Church on Old Kyle Road (at FM 3237) make it easy to get to the Square. Sara Hickman, Official State Musician of Texas 2010-2011, will be the musical headliner this year – and we can’t wait to welcome her. Her latest CD, released in fall of 2010, is a compilation of her songs performed by 30 outstanding Texas artists, including Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, Ruthie Foster and many others. Several popular bands will also be playing around the Square. An ensemble of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra will return to delight classical music fans. We’re also expecting the Ballet Folklorico of St. Edward’s University. These talented students wowed the 2011 Fest audience, and no wonder! To round out Fest day, head to the cool comfort of the Wimberley Playhouse for the Texas premiere of “Sundown Town” by Kevin D. Cohea. For audiences 13+, it’s a stunning drama enriched with bluegrass and Gospel music. Welcome to Arts Fest, Canyon Lake!

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by Frank Haegeland Sadly, most puppies fail to live long enough to enjoy their second birthday. They suffer from the terminal illness of being unwanted— failing to live up to the promise and expectation of the Lassie-Benji dream. Instead they develop a number of utterly predictable behavior and temperament problems and are surrendered to animal shelters to play lotto with their lives. Most prospective puppy owners are simply unaware of the problems that lie ahead and unfortunately, they have little idea how to prevent or resolve them. Ironically, the demise of many dogs stems from novice owners following misleading, erroneous, and in some cases downright bad advice from dog professionals or outdated training books. In a series of articles starting this month, I’ll discuss some of the Do’s and Dont’s for turning your dog into the happiest and most well behaved little puppy. The myth that simply loving your dog and being your dog’s best friend is enough to make him happy and well behaved, is sadly the primary cause for how people create wild four-legged monsters that jump up on every human, barks and growls at both strangers and family members – sometimes even pees on them, and only listens when he wants to – or when you wave a juicy steak in front of him. It’s not that your dog doesn’t need love – we all do, but dogs first and foremost need leadership. If they are unable to detect proper leadership in the “family-pack,” they automatically step up to the task themselves. And in dog culture, the leader’s wish is everyone else’s command. Imagine for a second a pack of wolves in the wild – the alfa-wolf will lead the pack for hundreds of miles across mountains and lakes. Never does the alfa need to stop to thank the troops for being kind enough to follow him – it would be unthinkable for a

wolf not to follow his leader. So, in other words, if your dog doesn’t view you and the other humans in your household as leaders, then – within a couple of weeks of arriving at your home – he will step up to the task himself. And if the dog is the leader, then he – according to dog culture – does not need to listen to anyone. As a matter of fact, he will have every reason to believe – and demand – that you and your human family will listen to his every wish. And if you don’t – it is his duty to tell you to shape up by barking, growling and sometimes even biting. So the question then is “How do you become and stay the leader in your dog’s eyes?” I’ll continue this discussion next month. Frank Haegeland is a certified professional dog trainer at Pet Galaxy, Inc. (PetGalaxyUSA.com), where he trains and treats dogs from all over South Texas. People bring their dogs from Del Rio, Corpus, etc. Frank has been training dogs since he was a young boy in his native Norway. For information, call Frank at 830-885-5335.

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by Frank Hoey My last AARP magazine had very strong inference for the need of retirement income that is guaranteed for your entire life. We are very fortunate that medical science has significantly improved our life expectancy over our forebear’s. On any given Sunday, I may have the privilege of having a conversation with not one, but two centenarians. The considerable extension of life expectancy, plus the decreased availability of pensions with defined benefits, has given rise to a very serious problem that all retirees must address! Can you be positive your savings and investments will last for your entire life, while taking money from them for living expenses? In today’s world, it is prudent, even imperative, that we have a plan that will provide guaranteed income well into our 90’s. You saved and invested money for retirement. Enter annuities. Insure guaranteed income by rolling over some of your assets (401K, IRA, Mutual Funds, etc) into a qualified annuity to provide 100% of your minimum acceptable level of retirement income, enough to cover all of your customary monthly expenses. Take advantage of the tax-free rollover rules to move your IRA or 401K into an annuity to convert those assets into a guaranteed lifelong income stream. You can choose a plan that will pay you for your entire life, or a joint life plan that will pay your spouse after you’re gone. There are other plans available for both retirees and soon-tobe retirees (Equity Indexed, etc.). There isn’t anything more important than ensuring a steady income that’s guaranteed for life – no matter what! Some of the money saved by retirees and soon-to-be retirees should be placed in a secure vehicle (annuity) that’s not exposed to stock market whims or other forces to guarantee income for basic living expenses. The amount of guaranteed income you receive is determined primarily on the initial amount paid, current age, and gender. Even with our economic problems today, a 7% to 8% guaranteed annual payout rate is attainable, dependent on the factors mentioned Selection of Used Towable RV’s in payments above.Largest If you pass away prematurely before your income equal the S. purchase your beneficiary be paid at least the Centralprice, Texas • 100 RV’s OnwillSite! difference. If you live a long life, you could collect thousands of dollars more than you paid. For comparisons, the income from a retirement annuity is sometimes better than prevailing market yields, plus you are guaranteed lifetime income. With the peace of mind your monthly check will continue for life, you will forever be a winner of the income game! You have the power to do something to guarantee predictable income in retirement – the first step is to get educated. Repeatedly I see too many retirees and soon-to-be retirees who simply don’t ask. Start a dialog with a qualified and experienced annuity counselor to peruse the new retirement annuities that are available today to guarantee lifelong income.

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Are jewelry appraisals necessary? If you can withstand the financial loss or theft of an item(s), then it is better to self insure. However, if the loss of an item means that you or your loved ones will be much worse off, then it is better to insure. The peace of mind the loss of an insured item(s) brings is well worth the small sum it takes to insure. You can insure for the price you paid for an item with a receipt, which is okay as long as the insurance company builds in a percentage per year to increase coverage but usually that percentage is too small with a volatile jewelry industry. Also, appraisals help with asset distribution when a loved one passes away. Unless, you intend to leave all your jewelry to one person, it is hard for an Executor of a will to know the value of items in order to distribute. However, appraisals are opinions and not founded on scientific fact. Sometimes appraisals are inflated by sellers to give a “feel good” emotion to a customer’s purchase. And if a person insists on replacing an article with a well-known but very high priced merchant, then notice has to be given to the appraiser of the retail value paid for an item. It’s better for an appraiser to have all the facts about an item so he can establish a “fair market replacement value.” Since appraisals are values set at a point in time, the appraisal should have a built in inflation factor of approximately 20% so that the appraisal will have merit from three to five years. When a customer asks a jeweler for an appraisal, he can ask beforehand how the appraisal is determined. No matter what qualifications the jeweler says he has, you should feel comfortable with the jeweler. The jewelry industry is too large and varied to have a set policy on appraisals. Possibly, the best appraisal of an item is one that describes how to make a duplicate of an item and how much that will cost. Carlos Collazo and Eduardo Covarrubias are coowners of Jewelry by Eduardo. Carlos is a UT graduate with 36 years experience in the jewelry business. He governs his business (and life) by the Golden Rule so transactions end in a win/win situation for all. Carlos and his wife, Sanjui, have one son; Eduardo and Melissa have a son and daughter who attend high school here. For more information, call 830-964-8039.

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by Terry Schroller I asked myself what two days of a bug’s life equals in a human’s life. I presented this quandary to my Lady Bug because I never made it past Algebra Uno. Consequently I was asked to join the ranks of the unwilling to fight the unnecessary war of WW Nam for the uncaring American Government and public. Over 50,000 lost. Choose our next leaders wisely my friends! Sorry for the diversion! Here’s the deal. After a couple of warm days this winter, calls were coming in for ant activity. After an eternity of formulations and calculations we had an answer to my original question. If a U.S. Grade A hairless vertical biped’s life span is, according to the internet, 78.5 years (we rounded up to 80), then one day of a bug is 2.666 months for us. If an ant’s life averages 60 days, one day in our life equals 1 year in theirs. One year, people! So, if u had one year of heat, wouldn’t you do something? That’s a long time. I figure to promote self preservation they decide to do stuff like nest cleaning, throwing out the garbage consisting of

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Sunny spring days are here!

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by April Saunders Our lovely Texas bluebonnets are always a welcome sight, and after last year’s drought, they are especially beautiful this year. This is the time of year to throw open our windows and enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and mild spring temperatures. Of course, here in the Texas Hill Country, spring is short, and soon the mild temperatures will become scorching. Window coverings that did an adequate job of blocking the sun’s heat and glare during the winter months may now be letting you down, and driving up your utility bills. If heat and glare are a problem, energy-efficient window coverings are available in many styles to suit your taste and décor. Plantation shutters are the most insulating window covering choice, and homeowners love the versatility of shutters. With their louvers tilted open, shutters expose up to 93% of a window’s view. But, with louvers closed, shutters become an incredible insulator, with the highest R-value of any window covering available, giving you both great enjoyment of views and energy efficiency. Often overlooked in a window covering plan are clerestories or transom windows. Many homeowners feel that since these windows don’t pose a privacy issue, there is no reason to cover them. Once heat or glare becomes a problem from these windows, it is often a source of great frustration. The windows are high off the ground and difficult to reach, so installing and operating a window covering in them seems impossible. Recent innovations in shutter motorization technology address these frustrations. Imagine having insulating shutters covering these high windows that you could adjust with just the touch of a button from the comfort of your sofa! Motorized interior plantation shutters are available, and utilize a rechargeable solar-powered battery system at a very reasonable cost. While we enjoy the return of the bluebonnets each spring, we know that summer’s heat is not far behind. Now is the time to revisit your window covering plan to make insulating improvements that will increase your home’s energy efficiency, and your enjoyment of your beautiful Texas Hill Country views.

April Saunders is a Canyon Lake resident and the owner of Texas Hill Country Shutters, a full service window covering firm, offering design consultation, custom solutions, and professional installation. With over 15 years experience in the shutter industry, she offers in-home consultations by appointment. She can be reached at 830624-6521 or April@TexasHillCountryShutters.com.

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of surprises, you are guaranteed a grand ole’ family time! Save the date Saturday, April 28th, and plan to spend your whole day with us and 35 cook teams at Joint Base, also known as Jacobs Creek Park located on the lake off of FM 306!  This year we are doing things a little different. Every year we hear, “I wish I could sample all of the Cook Teams BBQ.” Well, this year you can. We are selling tickets for only a $1 and you can get a sample from the participating Cook Teams for just one ticket. You pick what Team looks good to you and give it a try. One of the events that has been very popular is the “Canyon Lake Famous” Live Auction. Both the Live and Silent Auction items promise to be a delightful mix of unique, creative, and one-of-a-kind items.  We’ll wrap up the afternoon with the BBQ Cook-Off Awards Ceremony celebrating the best of the best. This event is held to support the Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber operates primarily on membership funds, and the Cook-Off income provides a very important supplement to our operating budget.  As our community has grown, so have the responsibilities of the Chamber and we want to be able to keep up with our members’ and our area needs! Want extra publicity for your business or group?  Sponsors will receive numerous forms of promotions on their behalf, and receive their own set of perks – tickets, t-shirts, logo on event banner, etc. Admission is $5 a car load and will get you into the BBQ Cook Off and Jacobs Creek Park. Advance Sampling Tickets are on sale at the Chamber. The new location will draw lots of folks. Be there.

Richard Ferrell is the Executive Director at the Canyon Lake Chamber. If you have any questions about the Cook-Off or any other events, please call 830-964-2223 or go to www.CanyonLakeChamber.com

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Spring to early summer is a great time to entertain all our non-Hill-Country friends and family. If you have a passel of folks coming to visit in the next couple of months, now is the time to spruce up the ol’ homestead. Many fix-ups do not necessarily call for hours of physical labor or lots of sweat and tears. A number of projects can be accomplished on the weekend, or even in an evening, to give your home a fresh new appearance. Here are some ideas that require just a few hours, a little elbow grease and won’t break your budget. These items can all be found at your local hardware store. Do your hardwood floors appear dull? Bring them back to optimal condition with a cleaner made specifically for hardwood surfaces. Use a convenient water-based, non-toxic spray designed for polyurethane-finished hardwood floors that won’t leave behind residue or dulling ingredients. Nothing brightens a room or brings out the true colors of your decor like new lighting. Consider installing light-dimmers, color-enhancing light bulbs and even decorative switch plates to give your lighting a lift. Installing a new light fixture, moving lighting fixtures around the space or highlighting specific wall art can bring a fresh ambiance to the room. Unsightly scuffs, scratches and marks often mar walls in busy households. Use a wall-specific cleaner to remove light mildew, grease and smoke discoloration. If walls are too dirty to spot-treat, consider repainting them. Consider paint with primer included. It should be a premium acrylic latex flat paint that repels common household blemishes such as coffee, grape juice and even the hard-to-remove oily spots made by lipstick and grease. Other sheens are available, depending on the look you are going for. New fixtures like a towel rack, faucet and toilet seat can give a new look to your bathroom in the nick of time. Most are items are easy to install and will immediately improve the look of the room. Follow these simple tips and your house will look and feel as good as new, and be a joy to show your out-of-town friends and relatives! Steve is the store manager at Canyon Lake ACE Hardware. Your local Ace Hardware is routinely a knowledgeable source of information on a wide variety of subjects that pertain to all the products they offer that can be great help on Do-It-Yourself projects you undertake. For more information, call 830-964-2797.

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Carpets made from corn to soda pop bottles

by Jim Dannehy For years the four basic fibers for carpet manufacturing were olefin, polyester, and nylon & wool. Synthetic fibers started with the invention of nylon in 1934. In 1939, DuPont designed nylon as synthetic silk for women’s stockings. In the late 50s and early 60s nylon was tufted into wall to wall carpets. Nylon became the standard synthetic fiber used in tufted carpet. Over the years, there have been many improvements in nylon making it the most widely used fiber. Today over 65% of all carpets are made from nylon. Nylon fiber is static free, durable, and mildew resistant while maintaining its pile height. Nylon has passed the test of time as one of the most dependable carpet fibers. Olefin fiber is used in loop pile commercial carpets. It is extremely color fast and easy to maintain. However, olefin lacks the strength to be used in cut pile applications. Nylon and olefin are manufactured from petrochemicals.   PET polyester fibers are not your daddy’s polyesters. PET is made from polyethylene terephthalate chips, some of which come from recycled plastic containers, ie “soda bottle” carpet! PET fiber that is solution dyed and continuous filament is color fast, stain resistant, and more crush resistant than the old polyesters. By using recycled plastics PET qualifies for LEED points (Leadership Engineering & Environmental Design). The newest fiber introduction is Triexta by DuPont Corporation and Mohawk Industries.  It is marketed under the trade name Smart Strand.  Smart Strand is made with 50% renewable polymer which is manufactured from corn sugar. Mohawk claims that Smart Strand is as durable as nylon, as colorfast as solution-dyed PET fiber and softer than the softest nylon. Most stains can be removed with hot water; bleach will not affect the color; Smart Strand features permanent stain and soil protection that will never wear nor wash off.  Smart Strand is backed by 20-year abrasive wear retention, fade and stain warranties that are not pro-rated and are transferrable. Today consumers can select carpets made from recyclable soda bottles, to time tested nylon or the new Smart Strand fibers made from corn – carpets for every lifestyle and budget.

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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Written agreements cure amnesia by Charles Sullivan

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People from all walks of life are entering into contractual agreements every day. There are three basic elements to a contract; offer, acceptance, and consideration. You may not realize the purchase of a loaf of bread meets the elements of a contract under Texas law. The grocery store places a price on the bread (offer), you take the bread to the cashier (acceptance), you pay for it, the grocer takes the money, and you get the bread (consideration). Essentially every purchase, trade, mutual promise, or other means of acquiring services, personal or real property will meet these requirements. Obviously all of the mundane every day purchases are accomplished with no need for a written agreement. However, it never ceases to amaze how many contracts involving complex issues and large transactions are never reduced to writing. When they are, one or both of the parties draft the agreement without legal advice. They can be the basis of highly contentious disagreements and can involve large sums of money, which sometimes will lead to civil litigation.  A few years ago, I was co-counsel for the plaintiff where an Austin jury awarded our client a six-figure verdict (which was appealed) and the basis of this lawsuit was an oral contract that was entered into four years earlier! For over 300 years the need for important agreements to be in writing has been recognized. The English Statute of Frauds dates back to 1677, and required certain contracts to be in writing. Texas’ 1/8 2010 VGuide @ $130 -- cgGaramond Bold is font version of the Statute of Frauds is codified by Chapter 26, Texas Business and Commerce Code. The short list under Ch. 26 includes; a party agreeing to answer for the debt of another; a contract for the sale of estate; for T longer one year; Areal TT O aRlease N of Ereal Y estate S A Lthan AW 1/12 for Column April10by an agreement where performance willCLViews not be fully performed allOfc: parties within one year; a commission on the saleFM of rights 830-899-3259 8115 2673 to oil, gas,210-863-6340 or minerals; a medical warranty; a loan agreement with a Cell: Canyon Lake financial institution; and any loan greater than $50,000. In conclusion, if it is important, get it in writing. If you are signing an agreement make sure you fully understand the agreement. When needed rely on sound legal advice from a professional. Before signing any agreement of importance, schedule a consultation with an attorney for his or her review. The outcome is well worth the nominal fee incurred. csullivan@lawcsullivan.com

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Charles Sullivan is the founder of Sullivan & Associates, PLLC. www.csullivanassociates.com His practice csullivan@lawcsullivan.com is primarily in business, personal injury, real estate litigation, family, criminal and specializing in probates, wills, and www.csullivanassociates.com trusts as well. He can be reached at 830-899-3259 for more information.

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Preserving digital photos

by Gary Poss Photos have extremely rich personal meaning and are unique to each one of us. If they’re lost, the information and memories they provide can never be replaced. Photography has provided a ‘time machine’ into the past via tangible prints for at least 150 years. Technology has changed and our images are not so tangible today. Here are some noteworthy tips from the Library of Congress on how to archive your personal digital images. • Identify where you have digital images • Identify all your digital images on cameras, computers and removable media. • Include your photos on the Web. • Decide which images are most important • Pick images you feel are mandatory. Choose a few or many. • If there are multiple versions, save the one with the highest resolution and quality. • Organize selected images • Give individual images descriptive file names. • Tag images with names of people and descriptive subjects. • Create a directory/folder structure on your computer to store images you picked. • Write a brief description of the directory structure and the images. • Make copies • Make at least two copies of your selected images and store them in different places— more copies are better. • One copy can stay on your computer or laptop; put other copies on separate media such as DVDs, CDs, portable hard drives, thumb drives or online storage. • Store copies in different locations that are as physically far apart as practical. If disaster strikes one location, your images in the other place should be safe. • Put a copy of the image inventory with your important papers in a secure location. • Check your images at least once a year to make sure you can read them. • Create new media copies every five years or when necessary to avoid data loss and maintain compatibility with new methods of storage. Phil Michel, Digital Conversion Coordinator, offers a video on archiving digital photos at this web address – http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ multimedia/videos/personalarchiving-photos.html. The Library of Congress sponsors an excellent website at - http://www. digitalpreservation.gov/ - covering all aspects of Digital Preservation.

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Email tschneider@casacentex.org or call 512-392-3578 CASA of Central Texas Forms Legislative Advocacy Team   CASA of Central Texas is working to make a difference in the child welfare system at the state level by activating a Legislative Advocacy Team. The team is chaired by CASA of Central Texas Volunteer Advocate Melanie Linder, who kicked off the project by hosting a lunch with other volunteer advocates interested in making their voices heard by state legislators. Linder, a Comal County resident, became a CASA Volunteer in 2011 and is currently serving on her first case. She recently took on the role of Chair of the local program's Legislative Advocacy Team. "As I have been involved with CASA, it became evident to me that these precious children need a voice not only in court, but also at the Capitol. This is why I find legislative advocacy to be of importance," she said. "Our goal is a CASA for every child and in order to do that we must speak up so that everyone knows the positive impact CASAs makes in the lives of children. It is vital that as advocates we show up and speak up so that each and every child has a life that is filled with love, safety and permanency. In order to achieve our goals we must have continued funding and as advocates, we need to be participants in educating our legislators on the value, impact and importance of CASA as an organization, in the lives of children and in the monies we SAVE our State." The meeting also included an update from Texas State Representative Doug Miller whose district includes Comal County. Representative Miller serves on the Appropriations Committee. After the meeting, Representative Miller said that the services provided to the children by CASA do not go unnoticed and, “There is no doubt in my mind that CASA is doing a lot more than we could ever pay for.”

Make Your VOICE Count • Contacting your Representative*

“…Research shows that letters written on stationery sent via US mail influence officeholders more than other forms of communication …Officeholders frequently ignore or even delete email SERviNG CANYoN LAkE SiNCE 2001 messages without reading them” because they can’t confirm if the Locally Owned & Operated email came from a constituent.* Preferably write your State Representative now at the Texas House of Representative Box 2910, 830-964-4484 Austin 78768-2910 but email is better than nothing: info@millerRANGER SUPPLY • 1837 FM 2673 • Canyon Lake TX 78133 forstaterep.com. *Source: www.atpe.org (more tips too). Canyon Lake Views Page 22 December 2010 Views Page 22 November 2011 January 2012 Canyon Lake Views Page 22 October 2011 Canyon Lake Views Page 22 December 2011 Canyon Lake Views Page 22 April 2012


Community Calendar • ENDs April 15 (Tues & Sat). AARP Tax Aide (any age or income Ok) at the Rec Center Tues 1-4 & Sat 9-Noon. 830-885-2247. • Every Sun, 10:30am. Sunday Sermon Series at Hill Country Church 20885 FM 306 at Tamarack Drive. Fascinating topics! 830-935-2945. • 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. 935-4699. • Every Tue & Thur, 10-Noon. CL Celtic Dancers , $1 CRRC Donation. 830-964-3630. • Every Wed, 5:30pm–8pm. Fiesta Night & Karaoke at VFW Post 8800. 830-899-7774. • Every Wed, 10am. Storytime & Baby Lap Sit! TPMLibrary, 830-964-3744. • Every 1st Wed, Noon-1pm, 1-hour Tour at CASA’s NB office). Lunch included by Panhandler Pizza. 830-626-2272. • Every 2nd Wed, Noon-1pm, 1-hour Tour at CASA’s SMarcos office, 512-392-3578. • Every 3rd Wed, 10am. CL Republican Women meet at TPMLibrary. 830-899-7555. • Every Thur, 7:30pm. VFW Post 8800’s FREE Bingo (donated prize). Kitchen opens at 6pm. Call 830-899-7774 for info after Cantina opens at 3pm. • Every Thurs, Noon-1pm. CLRotary meets at speakers on local to international subjects at TPMLibrary. Public welcome. Lunch included ($12). 830-935-2728. • Every Thurs, 7-11pm. Great Steak Night, Midnight Express. 964-3700. (Karaoke Fri) • 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 Fri, 5pm-830pm. Burger Night at VFW Post 8800. 7755 FM2673, 830-899-7774. • Every Fri, Noon. Food distributed by Habitat for Safe Seniors for qualified, registered Comal Co. residents needing food or other services. 899-2256 (cell 210-347-8207). • 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, 11am. “Books with Bailey” at TPML. Visit tpml.org. 964-3744. • Sat, Apr 7, 8pm-12 or earlier. FOCUM’s Scholarship Dance at Fischer Hall. Dance $5/ pp. Beer & fajitas extra. Auctions. TV raffle tickets on sale now: 830-964-3700. • Sun, Apr 8, 7am. Easter Sunrise Services at Canyon Dam’s Overlook Park on South Access Rd, sponsored by community churches. CLUMethodist, 830-899-7104 . • Sun, Apr 8, 10:30am. Easter Sunday Sermon “The Resurrection of Christ: Eternity Touched Time” at Hill Country Bible Church, 20885 FM 306. 830-935-2945 • Sat, April 14, 9am-4pm. CRRC’s 8th annual spring Market Day at the Rec Center off S. Access Rd. Indoor/outdoor one-day event, rain or shine. 830-964-3003. • Sun, Apr 15, Noon-5pm. Dinosaur Day at the Heritage Museum. 830-899-4542. • Sun, Apr 15, 2-5pm. Open House at Back N Shape’s new location at 18200 FM306 Suite 180 (former location of the Bicycle Shop). 830-522-0797. • Mon, Apr 16, Noon. Ribbon Cutting at Back N Shape. See above. 830-522-0797. • Sat, Apr 21, 6:30pm. Fischer Follies at Fischer Store School Community Center: Dinner & Show, Reservations Required NLT 14 April. Tickets $7 & $12. 830-935-2568. • Sat, Apr 21, 10am-4pm. Lindheimer’s Earth Day event at TPML. 830-964-3744. • Mon, Apr 23, 1-2:30 pm. CRRC Senior Program’s: “Move Waste From your Waist.” Limited class/Must preregister. SENIOR CENTER’s NEW PHONE: 830-964-2937. • Sat, Apr 28,10am–7pm. Chamber’s 14th Annual BBQ Cook-Off at Jacobs Creek/ Joint Base off Jacobs Creek Rd & FM 306 (behind Sunchaser Marine). 830-964-2223. • Sat, May 5. Octagon Club Adopt-A-Highway meets at Goin’ Postal. 830-935-2578. • Sat, May 5, SV FFA Alumni Fundraiser. Dinner 6-8, Dance 8-12. Fischer Hall 830-481-8180. • Sun, May 6, 4pm. Mid-Texas Symphony last concert, NB Civic Center. 830-372-8089.

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Optimists Announce Essay Winner

Our Priorities are Simple.

The Canyon Lake Optimists are proud to announce their club winner in this year’s International competition is Emily Muniz, a sophomore at CLHS and a director of the Octagon Club. The topic this year was “How my Positive Outlook Benefits my Community.” Cati Harrington, also a CLHS sophomore, scored a very close 2nd place. Emily’s essay is now being judged at the District competition where the winner receives a $2,500 college scholarship. Sponsorship of the Oratorical Championship through 2013-2014 is generously given by The Ron & Kitty Graves Oratorical Scholarship. For info on OI rules for the contest, visit optimist.org and STxD.org.

Claim Your Own Piece of the Texas Hill Country! Escape the congested city life and corporate stresses. Come enjoy the serenity of the Hill Country and see why we consider porch sitting and watching wildlife a sport!

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Springtime brings out special events in Wimberley like it does at the lake. Wimberley Market Days with 470+ booths is held the first Saturday of each month from March through December. Arts Fest’s juried art show including several Canyon Lake artists will be held on the Square on April 28, EmilyAnn’s release of thousands of butterflies Butterfly Day on April is a delight for kids and adults alike.

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the congestion life The Escape Community Resourceof&city Recreation Center (CRRC) of Canandbeen let porch sitting yon Lake has serving theand community since 1983. Their facilities on two different campuses watching wildlife include the Rec Center, the food pantry and Meals onyour Wheels, Senior. Programs and the Thrift Shop become sportthe of choice among others. Market Days, scheduled for April 14th is a major funClaim Your overall Very Own PieceisNow draiser. CRRC’s mission serving residents by providing and Enjoy the Serenity of as life-enriching recreational vital social service resources as well andHill education opportunities they do it well. They are a commuCountry Living forand a Lifetime! nity-based program built and worked by volunteers, supported by donations from local residents, committed to improving the lives of Canyon Lake residents of all ages.

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Now OPEN Mondays 11-3 & Thursdays, 11-3 CRRC’s Senior Program is a friendly place for seniors to gather for self-enrichment classes and socializing to enhance one’s quality of life – and to have fun! On Mondays, the Senior Program offers various health and fitness classes, Tai Chi, and Arts & Craft classes. On Thursdays, a pot luck lunch is offered along with fun and games – board games, cards and dominoes. They also take the seniors via commercial bus on day trips, usually scheduled quarterly. Additional programs and activities will be added throughout the year.

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• Every Mon, 10am–Beading Class. 11am–Tai Chi. Noon–Healthy Living. • Every 2nd Mon, 1pm. Cooking on a Dime food demonstration. • Every 3rd Mon, 1pm. Monday Matinee - “Casa Blanca” • Every Thurs, 11-3pm. Pot luck lunch, games. • Thurs, Apr 5, 10:30am. Info meeting for those interested in Chip-carving. • Monday, Apr 23, 1pm. Prime Time Health Workshop: Move Waste from your Waist (must pre-register) Senior Programs are offered inside the CRRC Community Center (formerly referred to as the Senior Center). It is located next to the CRRC Rec Center at 125 Mabel Jones Dr. (below the dam). The monthly Community Center Calendar for Seniors Programs is posted on the CRRC website www.crrcofcanyonlake.org. Call their new dedicated phone line at 830-964-2937 for more information or e-mail seniors@gvtc.com.  

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Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am Children’s Church 11:15 am Spanish Worship 4:00 pm WEDNESDAY NIGHT

In the Word 7:00 pm Youth Service 7:00 pm Bible Quiz 7:00 pm THURSDAY NIGHT

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Easter: Do you know what we are celebrating?

Sermon SerIeS

Vital Issues and Christian Belief

by Dr. Franklin Watt

Sundays at 10:30 AM

In a few days the world-wide Christian community will be celebrating Easter – the exuberant proclamation that “Christ is risen, He is risen indeed.” What do Christians mean when they say that Jesus Christ rose from the dead? Until the intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment, the church was nearly united in the belief that Christ rose in an empirical, corporeal, bodily fashion. But the Enlightenment thinkers, with their belief in the uniformity of natural causes, dispensed with the possibility of any and all varieties of divine intervention into the cosmos. God, if He even exists, cannot break into the cause-effect nexus. It was then a short step from a God who cannot intervene to no God at all. Then came the “progressive” theologians, who wanted to make the Christian message fit into the naturalistic mold of Enlightenment philosophy. Thus they allegorized, spiritualized, or psychologized the resurrection claim. They said that the idea of a “bodily” resurrection is crass, materialistic, and even “monstrous.” Some thinkers have tried to say that the entire Christ-event – his birth, life, death, and alleged resurrection, was stolen from pre-Christian mythologies such as those of Mithras or Osiris. According to one of my university professors, the resurrection of Jesus was nothing more than the uplifting memories of Him in the minds and hearts of His followers. But if that's all the resurrection amounts to, then a stiff dose of Prozac would have the same result! What are we to make of this? First, how is it that Enlightenment thinkers can decree what God is able or unable to do or if He even exists? They were (and are) students of the physical, material universe. This gives them precisely no insight into what (or who) might exist beyond the universe. Secondly, there are no significant parallels between the so-called redeemer mythologies and the Christian message. Thirdly, the historical evidences for Christ's empirical bodily resurrection are overwhelming! The resurrection of Christ proves that He is God; and if He is God and died for us, and rose, then He is our best and only hope. Check it out: it could change your life.

God’s Answers for Today’s Issues • APRIL 1st ~ Did Jesus Christ Really Have to Die? • APRIL 8 ~ The Resurrection of Christ: Eternity Touched Time • APRIL 15 ~ 21st Century Idolatry • APRIL 22 ~ The Idolatry of Success • APRIL 29 ~ The Idolatry of Power • MAY 6th ~ The Idolatry of Money

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Dr. Franklin Watts is pastor of Hill Country Bible Church at Canyon Lake. He received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He was recently invited to present a paper at the Oxford Round Table, University of Oxford England. He is also a social work consultant for nine nursing homes.Hill Country Bible Church is located at 20885 FM 306 at Tamarack Drive. Contact him at the church office 830-935-2945 or by cell 210-415-2365.

Hill Country Bible Church APRIL 8 • 10:30am • Easter Sunday Sermon The Resurrection of Christ: Eternity Touched Time

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Strengthen your heart

By VJ Tiller Use ten to twenty minutes of the right kind of exercise to our health and are forced to do something about strengthen your heart. When it comes to losing weight, interval it at some point in time, but where do we start? training appears to work better than long duration aerobic exercise. We see commercials for 10-minute abs, fancy Dr. Al Sears, MD, did a research study on female twins. One did gyms with complex fitness equipment, and diprogressively longer endurance exercise. The other did progres- ets that tell you every food (you love) is bad sively shorter burst of intense exercise, increasing the intensity for you. Like anything in life, there are no easy during each session.  answers. Getting back in shape is a process of After 16 weeks, the twin doing interval training lost 13 pounds hard work, discipline, and dedication, but the hard part is staying of fat and increased her muscle mass by eight pounds. Her body motivated throughout the process. fat fell from 24.5% to 14.2%. The twin doing long bouts of aeroOne easy way to get back into shape is to hold someone else bic exercise lost only seven pounds of fat and gained only one accountable for getting you back into shape other than yourself. pound of muscle mass. Her body fat fell only 24.5% to 19.5%. The There are many qualified fitness experts available that can help twin doing interval training also had better muscle tone and far less you meet your goals and welcomes you to hold them accountable. body fat. High intensity intervals increases exercise Villa Jean Tiller has a BS in BehavVJ’s Fitness express Wellness Center capacity while lowering ioral Science and a Masters of DivinPACE Adjustable Hydraulic Resistant Equipment Circuit cardiac stress. In other ity Degree. She practices whole body Strength Training • Body Conditioning • Tai Chi words, intervals teach your health daily combining socialization, Yoga • Silver Sneakers Classes for Seniors heart to work harder for exercise, good nutrition, environment, Spa Capsule Aqua Massages • Line Dancing less cost in terms of stress. and spirituality and will help you with www.VJFit.com While we are caught up a suitable exercise program, good in our day to day activities, nutrition plan and a healthy outlook. 830-964-6046 • 1387 Sattler Rd, Ste. A • Next to Super S many of us lose track of For information, call 830-964-6046. Two FREE Aqua Massages per Month with Membership

Rabbit pellets coveted fertilizer: Bunnies coveted more

by Bobby Barclay

What do bunnies and landscaping have to do with one another? they must be composted due to high acid conWell, some would claim that my wife’s obsession with raising rabtent. bits (she’s up to about 75 now—help me!) had something to do I would caution gardeners from letting bunwith this month’s topic, but I assert that there is true merit in the nies run loose in the garden to “fertilize” freely. topic of bunnies and landscaping. For obvious reasons, the intake of rabbits could have negative efHow you say? Bunny poop, that’s how! Rabbits produce the fects on your landscape. They don’t just eat carrots! finest manure for your garden and landscape. Rabbit manure is Master Gardeners advocate making organic “teas” with a bound categorized as “cold.” It can be applied immediately after…debag of rabbit manure soaked in water. They then irrigate plants posit…without any need for composting or ripening at all. It also with the nutrient-rich water. Rabbit poo is the most coveted fertilcomes in these fabulously distributable balls that break down izer for organic gardeners. One need not make tea to utilize its slowly creating a time-release fertilizer. It is extremely high in nibenefits, however. The pellets can be distributed around plants. trogen containing three times the Bobby Barclay is a fifteen year Serving the Canyon Lake amount available in sheep, horse, resident of Canyon Lake. He area since 1999 or steer manure. The potassium has been beautifying the area content is also superior, sporting for 12 years through innovative almost five times that of other landscape designs, hardscape by Bobby Barclay farm animals. While other animals construction utilizing native 830-899-5000 such as chickens, cows, and horses materials, and xeriscape artistry. • Hardscape Design & Installation • Native Stone Retainer Walls also produce fine manure, they are For more information, he can be • Custom Entrances & Gates • Stone & Paver Patios inferior to rabbit manure because • Xeriscape Plant Artistry • Landscape Maintenance reached at 830-899-5000.

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Dinosaur Day at The Heritage Museum by Rachel M. Truelove, Heritage Museum Volunteer

34th Season, “America The Beautiful,” a salute to America and its composers

Music Director, David Mairs

“The West and the West Side” Sunday • May 6, 2012 • 4 pm Civic Center, New Braunfels TLU/MTS Community Music Academy Youth Choir Grand Canyon Photography by Robert Gardner Bernstein: West Side Story Overture Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy Thomas: I Hear America Singing Beu: Toward Sky’s End Williams: The Cowboys Overture Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite

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The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country is holding its 10th annual Dinosaur Day on Sunday, April 15 from noon to 5 pm. The event will celebrate the discovery of a lifetime made in the 1980s by two boys playing Frisbee – over 350 dinosaur tracks. This family friendly event has something for everyone, including educational activities for children, food, and guided tours of the dinosaur tracks. Lively presentations by paleontologist “Jurassic Chip” Davis will be held at the top of every hour. If you have ever collected a fossil and wondered what it was, Bill Rader, a vocational invertebrate paleontologist will be onsite to identify those fossils or interesting rocks of yours. If you have never been to the Heritage Museum and Dinosaur Tracks, be prepared to take a step back in time. The exhibits range from huge dinosaur tracks to early Texas Pioneer farm equipment. The dinosaurs that made the tracks were Acrocanthosaurus and Iguanodon, both bipedal. There is also a track made by a giant prehistoric snail. Acrocanthosaurus was a meat-eating predator and one of the largest theropods ever to exist. Iguanodon was plant-eater and had a unique razor-sharp thumb used to fight off predators. Unfortunately, many of the tracks have eroded away over the years due to natural elements such as wind and rain. A major part of The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country mission is to preserve and protect the dinosaur tracks. In 2008, the museum raised enough money to buy a cover pavilion and amphitheater to protect the tracks and provide an area for educational presentation. Dinosaur Day is one the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year; all proceeds go toward keeping the doors open for visitors year round and ensuring many generations to come will be able to experience the thrill of seeing genuine dinosaur tracks. Visitors can look forward to some exciting new exhibits, including Heritage and Cretaceous Gardens, which are being constructed at the Museum this spring. The Heritage Garden will showcase native plants that were in Central Texas during pioneer settlement. The Cretaceous Garden will provide a display of plants similar to those growing when the dinosaurs were here ... 150 million years ago! Admission to the event is $4 for adults and $3 for children. The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country is located in Canyon Lake at 4831 FM 2673 between Sattler and Startzville. For questions and directions, call 830-899-4542, Monday–Sunday, 1-5pm.

The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country S U N DAY, A p r i l 1 5 • N o o n to 5 p m SUNDAY, April 15 • Noon to 5pm

10th Annual Dinosaur Day

• Guided Tours of Cretaceous-Era Dinosaur Footprints

• Special Talks with Paleontologist Chip Davis from George Blasings’ Dinosaur World of San Antonio • Family Friendly • Food & Fun for Kids of ALL ages

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Admission: $4 Adults, $3 Children (5-12) Bring your interesting rocks and fossils for identification! Acrocanthosaurus

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Reaching for goals

by Theresa Castaneda, LMT Well here it is April 2012, one quarter of the way into the New Year. Our pressing schedules surely can take a toll on our time. We often ask ourselves, ‘Where does the time go?’ With spring a time of renewal, it’s also a good time to remember it’s never too late to start something new ... or renew. Think back to December when you were making New Year’s Resolutions. Do you remember making some sort of resolution? It’s the time of year when most of us at least consider improvements we need to make. Did you resolve to concentrate on your overall health and well-being? Among the top New Year’s resolutions are resolutions about weight loss, exercise, and the desire to quit smoking. Does any of that sound familiar? If you’re still actively engaged in your commitment, then kudos to you! If for some reason, you have lost sight of your resolution – well, you are not alone. Nearly 30% actually fade away from their resolution within two weeks, and only 64% hang in there for one month. Well, today is the day for you to get back on track! We all strive to reach some goal in life – and there will be times that we think we have failed. When we face failure, we have two choices: Settle for defeat or pick yourself up and press on with a renewed sense of hope. So really, the only real failure is not getting yourself up and back on track! Whether it was a resolution in January that needs revitalization or a decision made today to renew your goals, putting your health and well-being as a priority is always a wise investment. We take your overall personal health and investment in your well-being seriously. We want to help you get back on track!

Congratulations Theresa!

Open House & Ribbon Cutting at New Location Save these dates! Theresa Castanada, owner of Back N Shape, and Amy Garland, owner of Canyon Lake Massage, share lease space and have moved to the other side of the Exxon station (where the bicycle shop used to be). With her move to a larger space, Theresa has reached a milestone goal of her own. As a Certified Personal Trainer since 2003 and Massage Therapist since 2002, she will soon offer the two complementary fields under one roof – a longterm goal since then! Stop by during their Open House on Sunday, April 15 from 2 to 5pm and congratulate her. (She did it!) Stop by and check out their new location and enter the drawing for a FREE massage. The Canyon Lake Chamber has scheduled a Ribbon Cutting at the new location, Monday, the 16th, at noon to welcome her as a new member. Visit backNshape.com and canyonlakemassage.com for more information about both or call 830-522-0797.

Back-n-Shape Massage Therapy & Personal Training

New Location! Theresa Castaneda

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830-522-0797 www.backnshape.com backnshape@gmail.com Former Location of Bicycle Shop • 18200 FM 306, Suite 180 at Canyon Park Rd • Canyon Lake America’s Authority on Fitness AmericAn council on exercise

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Massage Therapist #033592 Certified Personal Trainer Massage Therapist #04013 www.backnshape.com www.canyonlakemassage.com Former Location of Bicycle Shop • 18200 FM 306, Suite 180 at Canyon Park Rd • Canyon Lake

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