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The root word of Memorial is “mem” meaning the ability to recall – the same as “memory” which is the collection of information gained from past learning or experience that is stored in a person’s mind and heart. There is one common thread that runs through all the days we celebrate during the month of May and it is that they are all loaded with memories – some bad perhaps but mostly good, I hope. Most prominent usually is Mother’s Day, and we all have or had one. There will be a lot of proud moms requesting copies of this issue because our cover was chosen to pass on accolades to KIDS who use their time for community service. The cover shows part of the Optimist Club’s high school counterparts, the Octagon Club, leaving on their Adopt-A-Highway clean up effort. They exude the confidence learned by participating and display the happy smiles of community service – as that community service is busy building character and participation in later years. Most of those shown are seniors graduating from Canyon Lake High this month and no doubt will go on to be contributing members of some lucky community. Canyon Lake is lucky to have many. Our Community Profile this month is Terry Cappetta, a volunteer’s volunteer. She is one and she is a mom too. With Memorial Day designated to honor soldiers who did not return, we round out the days we celebrate in May with a section devoted to Veteran issues. With so much to offer plus the the high price they have paid, they’re having trouble getting jobs too. The all-volunteer service we currently have that requires redeployment of the same soldier too often and too soon has created a unique set of concerns not seen before. New services for veterans who are returning home now in large numbers are cropping up as are events to commemorate their service. Read inside and learn more about what is being done to help. I hope you get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we are blessed to have and enjoy the abundance of wild flowers everywhere. And I hope you stay busy building many new beautiful memories to reflect on in years to come.

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by Sue Sweat Terry Cappetta is a volunteer’s volunteer. Selected as one of Herald Zeitung’s eight Unsung Heroes, she contributes to 12 nonprofits now. Terry has become a part of the social structure that underlies the Canyon Lake Community. Devoted to care for others, they form formal partnerships and informal friendships that comingle between the nonprofits that form Canyon Lake’s base. As Kristi Broadway says, “her smile is everywhere.” Like others who contribute so much, Terry is baffled as to why she was chosen and quickly points to others who “do so much more.” Unlike others recognized, Terry’s contribution isn’t narrowly focused on one area but broad based. Volunteering time helps others in mass whether fundraising for charity or simply collecting tickets. Terry is also a mother of three and a grandmother to five. Terry doesn’t contribute out of sympathy, or a dedication to a specific cause. She chooses what’s fun. She volunteers as an Usher at both the Circle Arts Theatre and the Brauntex Theatre in New Braunfels timed specifically for new shows as they come to the stage. The talent she says, is “first rate.” Although deemed as Community Theaters, all actors and actresses are experienced and extremely professional and none are amateurs. They are adept with their delivery and polished to produce shows of “exceptional quality” that keep them in the league of big city shows. She and three other friends volunteer at the theaters together so a full staff of volunteers arrives that day. They choose matinees for the daytime drive to New Braunfels together. Terry gets to see the new show while ushering guests to their seats, and she says with delight, “I get to see every person that comes in.” Terry grew up outside of Chicago as Theresa Cappetta with two brothers involved in sports. She learned the payback in self worth early by being active in high school – she was a class officer and a cheerleader. In her career, she was Administrative Assistant for the regional sales office of a science based corporation. In her 23 years there, the company grew to national status as one of Hewlett Packard’s main competitors. She has ”wonderful memories” of raising her kids as a single mom, taking on work after-hours to make ends meet. She has stayed in touch with a few customers that have become friends since she retired. Scheduled several days weekly at the Chamber and Library. Terry says, “no skills are needed. I greet people and smile. That’s what I love about it – the people.” She and Jim Lucchesi, her partner for 33 years, both consider Chicago ‘home’ with extended family there. They each have three grown children all the same ages: Terry’s are Candy, Karen and Mi-

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chael. Jim’s are Kirk, a second Karen, and Bob. Although Jim and Terry didn’t get together until late in life, the kids were spaced similarly in age, attended high school together in Rolling Meadows, Ill and remain close today. Terry and Jim have five grandchildren in their well blended family. Spread from state to state, they are Skype families who stay close by sharing living room moments through today’s live video cam transmissions. In Chicago, Terry lived in the condo below her mother to help care for her. Getting “too old for so much snow,” they moved her mother to Florida where her brother lived. When he was transferred to Texas in July 2001, they moved here a year before the ‘great flood’ that compromised Canyon Dam. Although her mother died six months later, Terry and Jim had grown to love Canyon Lake. Volunteering evolved gradually. Terry first helped with the monthly meals that local women in business cook and serve to the girls at New Life Treatment Center; they hope to provide role models from a cross section of careers. Each volunteer buys and cooks enough of one item to bring for all. Without formal monthly meetings, cooperative interaction among participants turns it into a meal. At the New Life meals, Terry was within arms reach of active community leaders and offered help frequently. When Kristi, whose cooking skills kept her at the head of the serving line, asked for help with Hope Hospice’s Christmas Tree lighting, Terry brought her neighbor, the multi-talented Bret Graham, a friendship that developed into a growing association that continues to give. New friends introduced her to the Garden Club and Pilot Club. Terry volunteered again this year for Texas Heritage Museum’s Dinosaur Day that drew over 400 people. She is scorekeeper for CRRC’s youth basketball league in the fall; that popular program is being extended to include summer months this year. Like many who arrived at the lake with the new millenium, Terry and Jim weathered the 2002 flood that changed Canyon Lake, the landscape and the people who call it home. Bonded by the trauma they collectively endured during the emergency, the community also joined forces to preserve the Gorge where the water carved out and exposed layers of historical data. Alliances became friendships for life. When guided tours brought outsiders in, Terry pitched in to sell souvenirs; the new Gorge Gift Shop will take her place. From New Life to CRRC, these pieces meld together to weave the fabric that envelopes the community into one. Combining the pieces is what makes it whole. Adding pieces like Terry is what makes it gold. Canyon Lake Views Canyon Lake Views

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by Angela Lujan Putting the finishing touches in your home can be a scary task for some and a delight for others. As you work through the decision making process, you want assurance you achieve the look and feel you envision. This is when the all important time comes to choose between readymade drapes or custom with the help of a professional. What are the advantages of custom drapes? A statement. Fabric drapes make a statement; they accent windows and draw the eye. But if the fabric is outdated, or the design doesn’t work, they can detract from a room. With custom drapery, you get exactly the look you want. Endless choices. With custom drapery there are endless fabrics and styles to choose from. It can be overwhelming, but the beauty of it is that you’re sure to find something that suits your exact taste and fits with the style of the room. They fit. Windows come in all shapes and sizes. When you get custom drapes your specific windows are measured and fitted, ensuring a proper finished product. Quality. Custom is superior to store bought and home owners tend to keep their custom drapes for many years. Coordinating pieces. Custom drapery allows you the option of coordinating pieces such as upholstery furniture and other accessories in coordinating fabrics. When you find a fabric you love, you can go all out! Extra touches. Adding trims, pleats styles, or any elements to custom drapes aids in attaining the look and style you want. Decorative hardware. Not to be overlooked is the importance of a decorative rod and finial that complements your custom drapery for a polished look. Direction. When selecting fabrics and styles, custom drapery is attained from experienced designers who know how to achieve your vision. An experience installer is typically part of the process. So if you’re looking for that unique window dressing that makes you stand out from the crowd, remember custom window treatments are made especially for your room the way you’d like. Store bought curtains are designed for the masses. Who wants to walk into a neighbor’s home and see your drapes on their windows? Angela has a Master’s Certification in Drapery Design with many years experience in the window fashion industry. She is the owner of Window Gallery, located at 1867 FM 2673 next to the Freedom Mail Center. Stop by to see the custom selections and home décor boutique, or call Angela @ 830-964-3343 for your free in-home consultation.

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by Frank Haegeland Last month we discussed the fact that it is not enough to be your dog’s best friend. Dogs need leadership, and if your furry friend decides that the humans in the household don’t provide it, then Fido will automatically assume that he or she must be the boss. We concluded that the question therefore is “what does it take to become and remain the leader in your dog’s eyes?” There are four simple rules I have found to work well for most people. Rule No. 1. Who goes through the door first, and who walks in front when you’re out walking your dog on a leash? The simple answer is: The boss always does. In other words, if Fido runs out, pulling you behind as soon as you open the front door, then he gets reinforced that he must be the boss. Same thing if he walks in front of you, pulling you behind – or stops to smell interesting bushes and trees. In each situation, your dog would be controlling the walk, not you. A dog may only stop to smell when you tell him it is ok. The correct way for a dog to walk through a closed door, such as your main entrance door, is as follows: Fido must sit and wait – it is not enough to stand and wait – for you to go through the door first. He may then only go through when invited. The correct way for a dog to walk on leash – in fact his sole job when walking on a leash – is to pay attention to you, and to

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Here’s to freedom

by Steve Sherman Memorial Day has its place on the calendar to remind us to honor and reflect on our fallen veterans. While there is a specific day to honor them set aside, we should remember them every day. These men and women are our freedom and we should thank them for it.  World War II took thousands upon thousands of our troops away from us. Pearl Harbor was our introduction to the World War and we paid heavily. My father-inlaw just turned 90. He was 19 years old when he arrived in Hawaii for some “easy” Navy duty. One morning he was thrown from his bunk and greeted by a deafening roar as the ship next to his was hit by a torpedo.  As my father-in-law tells it, everyone was on deck, some shooting at anything that was flying and some wandering around in shock. Mostly he remembers seeing men on fire in the water. He also remembers the terror in the men’s faces. What an anguishing experience for a 19-year-old to remember for 70+ years.  Viet Nam was my generation. I spent four years in the Air Force teaching Air Traffic Control. I knew that every class I taught was bound for ‘Nam and have often wondered how they fared. Several years ago I was in Washington DC and got to see the Viet Nam Memorial. It took my breath away. I had no idea it was so huge! It’s

 As a country, we’ve had to fight hard for our freedom and for the freedom of others who have asked for our assistance. We should be proud to help others find and keep their freedom.  You don’t need a lecture from me to appreciate your freedom. The fact that you’re here tells me you enjoy freedom. We are so fortunate that so many have given their lives so that we enjoy our lives.  Memorial Day is more than just a holiday to go tubing or waterskiing. It’s a day of honor. 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. Canyon Lake Ace

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The local Volunteer Peer Coordinator for the Hill Country is a nonprofit funded by a grant from the Texas Dept of Health & Human Services to assist Veterans reintegrating back into society. Tasked with creating a network of Veterans in the areas surrounding San Marcos, they are eager to reach Veterans in the outlying small towns of the Hill Country: male and female, any era, active duty, National Guard and Reserves, and also those on active duty who would rather speak with someone other than their respective service department. All Veterans are encouraged to sign up (then respond to the activation email to connect) and create a free profile on www.milvetpeer.net. What does the MVPN (Military Veteran Peer Network) do? A community of Veterans will assist Veterans as follows: (1) connect Veterans, Vet organizations, and Vet friendly resources; (2) train Vets who want to become Vet Peer Facilitators – a volunteer position who has been trained to meet Vets in a group or one-on-one basis to assess their needs and direct them to resources; (3) meet and support Vets in need; and, (4) create Vet Peer groups for support that address Vet issues, like PTSD, integration, life, sleep problems, etc. as well as events like kayaking, golf, etc. The Military Veteran Peer Network is a community of Texas veterans, active duty members of the US military, their families, and the organizations that serve them. Here, they can stay connected, share knowledge, and find resources to help ease the transition to life after service. It’s a Veteran outreach program designed so that veteran volunteers can serve their community by helping their fellow veterans through peer groups and events. What is our purpose? What is MVPN? We were tasked to create a Military Veteran Peer Network that supports active duty, reserve and national guard, and veterans all across Texas.  What does support look like? After ten years of war in two theaters, Veterans can experience huge challenges returning to society; MVPN seeks to connect Veterans who want to volunteer time to locate and provide moral support to fellow Veterans who might benefit from someone who has been in similar shoes. Veteran volunteers conduct peer outreach to Vets who may be experiencing hardship. As Veteran Peers, we’ve shared hard times and combat. Returning home after surviving combat begins a whole new world of survival. Some Veterans in crisis feel they are alone or feel helpless to provide for their family’s needs. They begin to shut down or self-medicate – they believe they have no resources. This is not true. Veteran Peers connect to fellow vets, share resources, and find solutions to help the Veteran help himself or herself.  I say, “Veterans, you are not alone. You have survived for a purpose – don’t waste it.” The Military Veteran Peer Network connects veterans, resources and community. Terry McDowell, the Volunteer Peer Coordinator for the Hill Country, spent 12 years in the military and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His coworker is Michael Francis who retired from the military after 20 years and multiple deployments. For information, call Terry at 817-715-6672 or Michael at 830-258-4353.

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by Dr. Franklin Watt This month we observe Memorial Day—a day of remembering, honoring, and giving thanks for tens of thousands of American men and women who paid the ultimate price to secure our freedom. The phrase “American exceptionalism” means America is unique, exceptional, head and shoulders above the crowd. History bears this out. We enjoy the highest standard of living in history with more personal freedoms than anyone else: freedom of speech, of association, dissent, travel, and religion. We give more scientific technology to the world than any other nation. We have the strongest military force in history. We are a generous people, giving billions of dollars in foreign aid every year. Why? Not because we, the people, are superior–it goes back to the beginning. America is the only nation in history founded by a Christian church—not a denomination or a religious organization, but like our church. Before setting foot on land at Plymouth Rock in 1620, the Pilgrims composed and signed the Mayflower Compact. It stated their purpose: “having undertaken for the glory of God the advancement of the Christian faith. . .the voyage to plant the first colony. . .”. The first American political document was a covenant— with the Judeo-Christian God–not to establish a secular, religionfree nation but to advance the Christian faith. To the degree that we have honored that covenant, God has blessed us. Thus America has excelled in wealth, freedom, security and charity—because of a covenant with God! But there are grave threats: (1) the free market, one of our greatest assets, is under attack by politicians. The Bible says, “if anyone

would not work, neither should he eat.” Under a free market system, anyone can be successful; and (2) the attack on Christianity, traditional marriage, the work ethic, and the right to bear arms; the desire to bring Muslim law here; neglect of senior citizens; hostility toward Israel; reduction of our military, and widespread alienation—racial, political, religious and social. America is being torn apart! Thus, we must return to our roots, our foundation, our covenant. What can we do? (1) Reaffirm your commitment to the real America—that of the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. (2) Let Washington radicals know you don’t want the ideological poison of Karl Marx–you want the Constitution! (3) Be the best you can be, whether you’re a taxi-driver or a CEO. (4) Embark on a crusade to treat every person you meet—regardless of race, creed or social standing—with dignity and respect. (5) Get straight with God. Ultimately, He is the only One who can save this nation. We need a spiritual, and moral, and ideological awakening—from Canada to Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific; and it could start with you! 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.

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In addition to their annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11am at Cranes Mill Cemetery, Post 8800 also honors Patriots Day and Veterans Days similarly. They usually host a Veterans Day Out to bring vets from the VA Hospitals (Kerrville, Audi Murphy etc) for a day to play games, socialize, and enjoy a full meal. Holiday gift baskets are distributed to about a dozen families. Post 8800 funds these programs through raffles, food and bar sales at the Post as well as their barbecue & chili cookoff scheduled for May 19 & 20 this year. It’s a Tolbert sanctioned chili group that draws cooks from all over. Lunch is around noon. Weekly events you’ll want to make are Wednesday’s Family Dinner Night, Thursday night Bingo at 7:30, and Friday’s popular Burger (and hot dog) Night from 5-8:30pm that has a big community turnout. Complete families have been pulling tables together for years to enjoy the food and friendship of all ages. It’s a familyoriented, affordable place for single moms and dads to bring the kids. Dances are held as often as they can for friends, neighbors, members, and the general public so you can meet and socialize too. As the hub of Startzville, it’s a meeting and greeting place the regular patrons enjoy. The Post kitchen, lounge, and all of its community activities are open to the public.

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by Ryan Bullock, DVM Spring time is a beautiful time of year here in the hill country! But along with the change of seasons comes a whole new batch of allergens. Many people don’t realize that pets have allergies just like people do! It has a few names, including seasonal atopy and allergic dermatitis. Dogs seem to have allergies more often than cats, but it is a relatively common condition in both. Allergies can manifest themselves in various ways in pets, but most commonly in scratching and licking their paws, belly, underside of the neck, and around their the base of the tail. Many times a few days of this will result in an area of hair loss with a concurrent bacterial or yeast dermatitis. This is commonly known as a “hot spot”. The added moisture and damage to the skin surface allow the normal bacteria and yeast that live on the skin to overgrow and cause problems. Another very common result of allergies are bacterial/yeast ear infections. In fact, allergies are the most common cause of ear infections. Many of my clients assume that their pet’s ear infection Moreby Office Supplies • More Services is caused ear mites, but this is usually not the case, making over the counter ear mite medications ineffective. Fleas are another culprit for scratching this time of year that can make seasonal allergies even worse. Each pet is an individual and each has a different level of sensitivity to flea bites. The rule of thumb is that if your pet has seasonal allergies, than more than likely it has a high sensitivity to flea bites. This makes using a monthly flea preventative very important in pets with allergies. Allergies many times first start to rear their ugly head in pets around 3 to 6 years of age. BUT, I have seen pets with severe allergies as young as 6 months of age. Unfortunately, allergies seem to be caused by genetics like in people and there is not much you can do to avoid them in your pet. So what can you do to give your pet relief when they start scratching? There are many options to treat allergies, so the best thing would be to call your veterinarian and possibly have your pet examined. Ryan Bullock, DVM and Keith Leakey, DVM are the owners of Canyon Animal Clinic and Canyon City Animal Hospital; Julie Liu, DVM and Jeff Quinn, DVM complete the veterinarian staff at Canyon Animal Clinic, a full service primary care veterinary hospitals. For more information, call 830-964-3696 in Sattler, 830964-3551 in Canyon City or visit www.CanyonVet.com. Serving Canyon Lake for nearly 40 years

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Ten things the Bug Man won’t tell you

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Longhorn Land Clearing & Landscaping ~ From The Ground Up

by Terry Schroller Does anyone still read the Reader’s Digest? You may be one of those poor souls like me that received a subscription as a gift so many years ago no one is sure who’s paying for it. Anyway, Reader’s Digest does a “ Ten Things” article that some service person, nurse, hairdresser, pediatrician, etc. won’t tell you. They haven’t addressed pest control yet, so here goes. 1) How p.o.’d we are when you schedule three or more tradesmen at the same time. We don’t like tripping over each other and most of us have equipment that needs to be close at hand. 2) How much we enjoy hunting for your actual address numbers. Who ya’ll hiding from anyway? 3) How frustrating it is to find the main entrance. Is it the one downstairs by the driveway, or the one on the upper deck at the top of the stairs? Oh, of course not. It’s the door on the lake view side! Silly me! But, the doggie doors are locked! 4) How minimized your problem is over the phone. You didn’t think multiple decks, a detached garage and the pump house were worth mentioning. You’re sure you did and are certain they were included in the price quote. 5) After you gave us permission to go into all areas, we find multiple humans strewn around in various forms of consciousness and dress. Goodness, who was that in the bathroom?......Sorry! 6) We know most of your children won’t bite, but we’re not here to entertain them. And, yes, that sweet little ankle-biter disguised as a dog will, bite...only when we turn our back. 7) When your housekeeper comes the next day and your sprinkler system activates that you don’t get it. You just compromised the treatment. 8) We gave up working for nothing last year. The blank look on your face when it comes time for payment says it all. 9) We don’t care what you paid for service at your residence in Houston, Dallas, or Midland. Pest Control here is way different than in densely populated urban areas. Add to that thought, travel time and fuel costs. 10) When you call 45 days after the treatment complaining that nothing has worked and the situation is worse than ever, we don’t activate the product until you’ve actually paid for your service. (Thanks to Bug Brother Bruce Campbell of Canyon Lake Pest Control for that one). So, remember, you can’t hide nothin’ from the Bug Man!

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 830-899-5400 or email them through their website. They want you to see it!

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Grass is grass, right?

Trading PosT

by Bobby Barclay

Specializing in Cedar Since 1972

Specific grass species are custom designed for specific climates and soil types.  If your vision of a complete landscape includes a lovely carpet of sod, be sure to consider all the options for your application.  What worked in Houston might not be the right fit for your Canyon Lake yard.   One general rule of thumb to remember regards blade width of the selected variety.  Wider blade grasses need less light to maintain a healthy green appearance.  They can therefore thrive even in shady environments.  Conversely, thinner blade grasses need more light and thrive in full sun.  Water requirements vary according variety, too.  Here are some of the grass types and varieties to consider in this area:  Burmuda turfgrass is extremely drought tolerant and enjoys full sun. It develops a deep root system when established. Celebrity is my favorite variety, however other varieties include TIF 419 a sports grass which requires lots of maintenance and Common Your Old which can be very invasive. Antifreeze Won’t  St. Augustine turfgrass works with our soil conditions, but reWork! quires a lot of water. It is therefore very vulnerable in drought conditions. My favorite variety is Floratam. Others include Palmetto which requires 70% sun, Del Mar which prefers shade and is costly, and Raleigh which is most cost effective, but vulnerable to fungal attacks.  Zoyzia turfgrasses are fairly new to our area and have been engineered to fit a wide range of climates and soil conditions.  Varieties include El Toro and Palisade which are similar and some of my favorites. Others are Zoro (very green), Zeon and Cavalier which enjoy full sun and are drought tolerant.  Buffalo grasses are not turfgrass, but can be trained into a fine lawn. Varieties include Stampede, a high priced hybrid; Prairie, which is extremely drought tolerant and does not require mowing; and my favorite Buffalo 609, which is a happy medium available in both seed and sod.   The folks at Texas A & M and Texas Tech have worked hard to develop grasses that will work in climates where grass previously would not grow.  A little research into the newer varieties could reveal a grass that pleases your eye, your pocket, and your desire to conserve water resources.

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Dying intestate and online forms

by Charles Sullivan These examples should better illustrate why I continue to repeat that everyone needs a Will. As we look forward to graduation, Mother’s Day, and the coming of summer, I felt compelled to reiterate your need for a self proving Will – but it’s not for you; it’s for your family. Many of you think you don’t need a Will because you are too young. Have you considered your children’s guardianship issues if something should happen to you? Or the expense of dying intestate (without a Will)? Worth noting is that legal documents obtained online may not end up as “the cheapest route� after all is done. Quick story. Long term client of mine was dying of pancreatic cancer. He apparently pulled two Wills off the internet and combined them. It resulted in different Independent Executors and alternates being named in two places in the same Will. As we move on to probate this Will, it will create additional work and bring the Will into question since it is not rational to name two executors. This person had property valued into the millions. He was a regular client and we had an active case. I asked him if he had a Will and he said it was taken care of – I assumed he had one that was prepared by a lawyer. Please realize the money you save on cheap internet forms puts you at risk of not conforming to Texas statutes. It’s similar to putting your symptoms into a blog and asking people what they think about how to care for yourself. That’s pretty foolish as well, since what you need to do is see your doctor. Likewise if you have plumbing issues, hire a plumber. Using professionals saves you money, and get you the results you desire. 1/8 2010 VGuide @ $130 -- cgGaramond Bold is All fontthe assets one Dying intestate is worse. Another example. gentleman had was a life insurance policy with no beneficiary named. It amounted to $13,000. The appointment of an ad litem attorney is required when dependent administration is ordered. – Court overAT T O R N E Y S AT L AW sight at each step with an attorney required after a bond is 1/12 present is for CLViews Column April10 posted to “request� that required oversight – without having access Ofc: 830-899-3259 8115 FM 2673 to your accounts! The appointed attorney’s fees are climbing since Cell: 210-863-6340 Canyon Lake there’s no one alive to help the ad litem determine if the son was the only heir. By the time he has paid for the probate attorney and the attorney ad litem – not much will remain of the estate. Do your family a favor and express your wishes in a self proving Will to keep costs down and to make sure your wishes are followed. If you have children, you will want to decide who will be entrusted with their guardianship. Consider giving this column to your parents csullivan@lawcsullivan.com to alert them of concerns – the consultation fee for review by an www.csullivanassociates.com attorney early on is nominal compared to extended court oversight. csullivan@lawcsullivan.com Charleswww.csullivanassociates.com Sullivan is the founder of Sullivan & Associates, PLLC. His practice is primarily in business, personal injury, real estate litigation, family, criminal and specializing in probates, wills, and trusts as well. He can be reached at 830-899-3259 for more information.

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The quality of your water now ... and later

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As the surrounding areas continue to grow, water quality is of greater concern than ever. Many homeowners don’t realize the need for water treatment equipment until they’ve moved in and begin to see the effects of poor water quality on their new home. This stressful and unpleasant situation can be avoided with proper planning, so it’s important to think ahead when you are building or remodeling a home. Available water may not mean good water, now or in the future.  There are simple steps that can be taken in the early stages of construction to ensure your home is prepared for the installation of a water treatment system. Costs can increase significantly if the home’s plumbing system is not designed with water treatment in mind.  It is important to have a reputable company do a complete water analysis. Many big box stores will sell you a cookie-cutter system which may not be appropriate for your needs. Water quality can vary greatly from well to well, and your system should be customized to fit your water conditions. This includes correctly sizing the water softener depending on your particular needs.  It is also important to know that, generally, each piece of treatment equipment is designed to treat a specific water issue. For example, a softener is designed solely to remove calcium and other hard minerals from the water, but will do nothing for unpleasant odors or tastes in the water. Learning which problems you have and how to solve them effectively doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck.  Choose a company that has established a record of dependability and is familiar with local water sources. Don’t hesitate to ask for another opinion. It pays to be well informed about your water and about the investment you’re making to protect your plumbing, fixtures and appliances as well as your wallet. It is also important to ask what maintenance will be required, and if they are a local licensed technician. Service after the sale is as important as the purchase itself, so be sure you’re comfortable with the company you choose.

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In a recent report released by the NPD group, they predict your cable/satellite bills will pass the $200 mark by 2020. In 2011, the average monthly bill paid for TV subscription for basic service and premium channels in the US reached $86. As licensing fees rise, the monthly rate goes up an average of 6% a year. If nothing changes, that could go to $123 in 2015 and then $200 in 2020. I get many calls from people wanting to know how they can cut the cord or get rid of their cable/satellite TV. Last year, over one million households got rid of their monthly paid TV services. Some of those people opted for an old fashioned TV antenna and others went the streaming route with internet-based services like Netflix, Hulu and others to receive their TV programming. For the majority of American households, the preferred method is still cable and satellite services. One of the problems on the cable/satellite company side are a negotiating technique called bundling and what that means is when a cable/satellite company has to negotiate a contract with, for instance ESPN – they can say to the cable/ satellite company “this is our offer, take it or leave it and by the way if you don’t take it, we will pull our other channels like ABC and Disney off the air as well.” I suspect we will see a lot of these battles between cable companies and satellite companies and the channels they are re-selling. You can help that process by not switching from one service provider to another when one or two channels get dropped temporarily. The other issue is cable/satellite companies are beginning to charge higher fee’s for things like DVR, additional set top boxes, warranty service plans, etc – this can all skyrocket your monthly TV bill. If Congress would intervene on the bundling problem, then we might have the option to order each channel separately or only the channels we wanted, but what would we do without the infomercials and shop at home channels? Thank you for supporting your local businesses!

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The beauty of cork flooring beyond what you see

by Jim Dannehy If you have foot or back problems and like to A hard surface floor that is easy to clean, durable, quiet, warm, soft, hypoallergenic, and easy to install. Sound too good to be cook, a cork floor in your kitchen may be a better choice than natural stone or ceramic tile. In true? Cork flooring is all of the above and more. Cork flooring can be used attractively in any room of your a living, family, or home entertainment room, home. It’s available from several manufacturers in many designer cork – with its acoustical properties – could be colors and patterns from midnight slate to small pebbles to plank more desirable than other types of flooring. Cork is warm, soft, quiet, hypoallergenic, durable, easy to or tile looks. Almost all interior design style is achievable. Cork flooring is one of the most environmentally friendly prod- clean, and green. Cork flooring is a versatile choice with built-in ucts available today because it is made from the bark of the cork ambiance that is kind to your other senses beyond what you see. oak tree. Just the bark is removed. The tree regenerates the bark Jim and Joyce Dannehy are 25-year residents of Canyon Lake which can be harvested from the tree every nine years. and owners of Comal Floors & Interiors. With 30 years in the  After being stripped from the tree, cork bark is turned into its floor covering industry, Jim has represented major manufacturers primary product, wine stoppers. What is left after the stopper pro- during the last ten years wholesaling their products to retail floor duction is ground into particles and compressed under heat. The ma- covering stores and providing the retail staff with product inforterial is called agglomerated cork. Agglomerated cork is then manu- mation. With that background and experience, Comal Floors & factured into all the cork-products we use today; gaskets for the auto Interiors can help you make the correct flooring covering choices. industry, soles for shoes, and floor covering just to name a few. Cork has 200 million individual air cells in every cubic inch. When you walk on a cork floor, you are walking on air. People with Making your home beautiful ~ one floor at a time! foot and back problems find this a real benefit over other types of COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Store: 830-964-2407 flooring. The 200 million air cells are also natural thermal insulaCell: 210-846-7538 tors keeping the floor warm in the winter and cool in the summer. a full service flooring store The completely sealed air cells make cork a very effective carpets, laminates, ceramic & Jim & Joyce Dannehy acoustic insulting material. Mold and mildew is not a problem beporcelain tiles, natural stones, cause cork is naturally hypoallergenic. Cork is durable and easy to 1395 Sattler Rd, Suite 5 • Canyon Lake wood floors & more Next to Mountain Valley Pharmacy clean. With today’s urethane aluminum oxide nanotechnology, 25 year finish warranties are the norm.

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Pillar strength by Theresa Castaneda, LMT You have no doubt heard the phrase Core Muscle Strength. After all, it’s an integral part of any well-rounded, exercise routine or strength training program. The core muscles consist of your abdominals muscles and your back muscles. Both of these muscle groups have several muscles involved that each do their own action and also need to be treated accordingly. Ever hear people talk about the washboard abs? We all have it –however only a few can actually show it. The way the rectus abdominis (the largest of the four abdominal muscles) is segmented, gives the appearance of two columns, each divided into four sections. Unfortunately, too many people carry an over abundance of adipose tissue between the skin and muscle layers, therefore the true muscle definition goes unnoticed. Your routine needs more than just AB crunches to achieve optimum appearance. But beyond appearance, lets focus on functional ability of your core muscles. Your core muscles essentially stabilize your torso by helping you stand erect. They assist in keeping your spine in alignment, and when properly conditioned, they support the lower back. 80-90% of the population has had, or continues to have, recurring low back pain. Having strong abdominal muscles will significantly help you get rid of that nagging low back pain. Strong abdominal muscles improve your posture, your athletic performance or maybe for you, it’s just the ability to do activities for daily living. If you do experience low back pain, first and foremost always have it checked by your physician. Muscle strain is common, but low back pain may also be the result of spinal or nerve issues. Some simple stretching and massage therapy can be the answer to low back pain. But ultimately, keeping your core muscles in tip top shape can have your out kayaking, golfing or cycling and still feel great the rest of the day! Your trainer should offer personal training to help strengthen not only the core muscles but also, all 603 muscles for that matter! Massage therapy will also help soothe the tired aching muscles. The convenience of both services under one roof is unique and its value can’t be understated. Relief from excessive aching muscles will help you get your body back ‘n shape even sooner and keep it there with minimal discomfort. 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). As a Certified Personal Trainer since 2003 and Massage Therapist since 2002, she now offers the two complementary fields under one roof Visit backNshape.com and canyonlakemassage.com for more information about both or call 830-522-0797.

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Youth Appreciation Week is an Optimist International program that recognizes our young people that excel in their school and the community. Locally, it is celebrated by seniors from area high schools who are nominated in various categories and invited to the State Capitol in Austin to announce the winners. CLHS students were entered in seven of the categories and emerged with three winners!

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Zach Henshaw won “Male Athlete of the Year.” He was the top running back for the Hawks gaining over 2,000 yards this last season and over 4,000 yards for his career. Zach was also Team Captain his last two years, a member of the National Honor Society, a great student, and found time to coach kids at the middle school. Caitlyn Valadez won the female “Community Service Award.” She is the President of the Optimist-sponsored Octagon Club at CLHS, a volleyball and basketball top player, member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, has worked on various projects to assist kids in the community, and is a “Big Sister” in that fine program. Dalton Phillips won the male “Teenager of the Year.”  He is also a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, very involved with the Drama, Choir, and Ballroom Dance programs at CLHS, and is President of the Student Body. Dalton is a fantastic leader and positive role model, and even with his schedule, finds time for two part-time jobs! Special thanks for this success go to Angela Burton, a dedicated counselor at CLHS, and Nancy Hartman, the teacher-sponsor for the Octagon Club and the CLHS Librarian. Both did a fantastic job of handling the nomination process.

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The Optimist-sponsored Octagon Club at CLHS and volunteers (you?) will meet at Goin’ Postal at 9am on Saturday, May 12 for a quick safety briefing before heading out. For information on the Octagon Club, the Optimist Club, or the Adopt-A-Highway program, call Suzanne or Jeff Drucker at Goin’ Postal at 830-935-2578.

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 It’s all about the kids as the Texas Summer Reading Program gets kicked off. The theme is “Get A Clue... at the Library” and it all begins with a free carnival on Wednesday, June 6 from 10am to Noon. The program is designed for children 3 to 12 years old. Participants sign up to keep a reading log of the number of minutes they read during the six weeks of activities. Top readers in each age group will win a bicycle! (Hats off to the Pilot Club for their support.) The carnival features face painting, a moon bounce castle, crafts, balloon animals, and snacks. Teens Read 2012 Get together with friends and learn to cook, do an art project, and talk books at the TPML Teens Read Summer Program. Gatherings are on Thursdays beginning June 14 from 5:30 -7pm and are open to teens 12 to 17 years old. Snacks are provided; the evenings end with raffle prizes for Schlitterbahn tickets, Kindles, and more. Visit the teen page at www.tpml.org for more information. TPML is across from the soccer fields at 16311 South Access Rd. 830-964-3744. The library is in need of substitute volunteers during the summer months that are typically busy with vacations. Call if you’re a candidate to help out temporarily ... It’s a great way to test the waters!

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Fischer Haus Concert Series behind Fischer Store offers impressive live music on the 2nd and 4th Fridays monthly at the Cantina, a covered pavilion with true Texas ambiance. It’s a super venue! This season’s highlights that have included Shake Russell, Kevin Welch, and Chuck Pyle feature Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines on May 12th for a Mother’s Day celebration and Slaid Cleaves on May 25th. BYOB with burgers and chips available for a $5 donation. $15 donation is requested at the door for the musicians. No pets are allowed. Call 512-538-5242 or email fischaus@gvtc.com. 

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The Comal Country Music Show sponsored by the New Braunfels KofC has provided 12 years of great entertainment and raised over $150,000 for the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Palms for The Texas Hill Country • Seasonal Color • Over 4 Acres of Plants and its Meals on Wheels program. There’s a house band plus feafor Your Landscaping Needs! tured artists. Sandwiches/desserts available. Visit them every 3rd Huge Selection of Texas Natives Tuesday, 7:30-10pm at 111 Landa, New Braunfels. 830-625-5563. • Palm Trees • Shrubs • Evergreens The Mid-Texas Symphony closes its 34th season, “America • Fruit Trees • Shade Trees N • Xeriscaping • Pottery • Fountains the Beautiful,” in spectacular style–the concert will conclude with Inv ew ent or Arr Ferde Grofė’s Grand Canyon Suite enhanced with projected phoDelivery & ivin y g tography of the Grand Canyon by noted Seguin photographer RobDai Planting Available ly ert H. Gardner. The concert, “The West & The West Side,” will be held Sunday, May 6 at 4pm in the New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center. “We know our audience will be amazed by the power of the music and the photography of the lands that inspired it,” notes Executive Director Pat Schofield. ” Bob Gardner’s work will be available for sale. The orchestra will be joined by the Texas Lu8212 IH-35 at York Creek ~ Just 2 miles North on IH-35 from the New Shopping Center theran University/Mid-Texas Symphony Youth Choir under the diExit 195 N • North of New Braunfels • Open Mon-Sat 8am-7pm & Sun 9am-6pm rection of Laurie Jenschke. 830-372-8089, www.mtsymphony.org. Canyon Lake Views Page 27 May 2012

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Refer to the Community Pages and the Veterans’ Section this month for additional information. All entries subject to change. Call the number shown for updates.

Community Calendar • Every Sun, 10:30am. Sunday Sermon Series at Hill Country Bible Church, 20885 FM 306 at Tamarack Drive. 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 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 Wed, 7:30pm. Dart Tournament, Sattler’s VFW 8573. Public welcome. 964-3334. • Every Wed, 5:30-8pm. Family Dinner Night $5/plate & Karaoke, VFW Post 8800. 899-7774. • Every Wed, 10am. Storytime & Baby Lap Sit! TPMLibrary, 830-964-3744. • Every 1st & 3rd Thurs, Noon. CLNoon Lions Club at CLGolf Club, 830-899-4406. • Every 3rd Thur, 10am. Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library meets. 830-899-4015. • Every 3rd Thur, 7pm. Texas Master Naturalists/Lindheimer meets. Agri-Life Bldg, 325 Resource behind Moe Schwab Recycle Center. 830-620-3440. • Every last Thur, Noon-1pm. Learn about New Life Children’s Center. RSVP 964-4390. • Every Thur, 7-9pm. Celebrate Recovery (ALL Hurts, Habits, and Hangups). Pizza at 6:30. Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship, 8400 FM 32, Fischer. 830-830-8302. • Every Thur, Noon-1pm. CLRotary meets at speakers on local to international subjects at TPMLibrary. Public welcome. Lunch included ($12). 830-935-2728. • Every Thur, 7-11pm. Great Steak Night, Midnight Express. 830-964-3700. (Karaoke Fri) • Every Thur, 7:30pm. Bingo-VFW Post 8800. Kitchen opens 6pm. 830-899-7774 after 2. • Every Thur, Ladie’s Night & Karaoke at the Dam Red Barn. 830-964-2420. • 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 Fri, 5pm-830pm. Burger Night at VFW Post 8800. 7755 FM 2673, 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 1st Sat, 10am. Blue Star Mothers meet at St Andrews Lutheran Church in Startzville. Membership open to all. 512-213-8166.

Operation Float-A-Soldier (OFAS) starts in June

In June, volunteers at Operation Float-A-Soldier start their summer season taking service men and women who are rehabilitating at BAMC to enjoy a day with their families at the lake. OFAS will gladly take any used tables, chairs, or tents you no longer need that are complete and serviceable and welcome any working watercraft or water gear that may need light repair. Email admin@floatasoldier.org or leave a message at 830-885-6805; they are all volunteers and check messages several times a day.

• Every 2nd & 4th Sat, 11am. “Books with Bailey” at TPML. Visit tpml.org. 964-3744. • Fri & Sat, May 4 & 5, 10am-4pm. Friends of TPML’s Women’s Accessories Sale for Mother’s Day shopping. Some gently used (previously loved). 830-964-3744. • Sat, May 5, FFA Alumni Fundraiser. Dinner 6-8, Dance 8-12. Fischer Hall 830-481-8180. • Sun, May 6, 11:30-3:30pm. Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club Fish Fry at CRRC’s Rec Center below the dam. 830-899-2173. • Sun, May 6, 4pm. Mid-Texas Symphony season’s last concert. NB Civic. 830-372-8089. • Sat, May 12, 9am. RESCHEDULED! Optimist’s Octagon Club Adopt-A-Highway meets at Goin’ Postal. 830-935-2578. • Sun, May 12. Blood Drive by Area Church’s at Canyon Lake Ace Hardware-Sattler and Lowes/SuperS-Startzville. 830-964-2223. • Sat, May 12, 10-3. Bulverde Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce Spring Market Day under the oak trees at Kathleen Banse State Farm Insurance Office, 33200 US Hwy 281 North in Bulverde showcasing over 40 vendors of small businesses and artisans in the Bulverde Spring Branch area. 210-410-2469. • Fri, May 18, 8:30pm. Fischer Haus Cantina House Concert features Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines. Lawnchairs welcome. BYOB. Burgers available early. $15 music donation. • Sat, May 19, 8:30am. Fischer Store School Community Center Breakfast. Bring your appetites. Info 830-935-2328. • Sat, May 19, Noon-9pm. Armed Forces Day Crawfish Boil for WoundedWarriorProject. org. FREE Admission. Cypress Creek Cafe, Wimberley Square. 512-847-0030. • Sat, May 19, 5pm. TX-Hold’em at Startzville’s VFW Post 8800. FREE entry. Prizes are Ist $50, 2nd $30, and 3rd $ 20. Avg 25-35 players. 7755 FM 2673, 830-899-7774. • Sat & Sun, May 19 & 20. VFW 8800 Bar-B-Que/Chili Cook-off, 830-899-7774. • Tues, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm. CL Chamber Business After Hour Mixer hosted by Canyon Lakeview Resorts. 830-964-2223. • Wed, May 23. Whiskey Rodeo’s Canyon Lake debut on the Dam Red Barn’s regular Wednesday Radio Broadcast. Get down to the Dam Red Barn below the dam and don’t miss this dynamite group. 830-964-2420. • Sat, May 26, 9pm. Whiskey Rodeo at the Dam Red Barn. 830-964-2420. • Sun, May 27, 10:30am. Presentation of Colors by members who served in the Armed Forces at Hill Country Bible Church, 20885 FM 306. 830-935-2945. • Sun, May 27. Noon to Close. Tour of Texas for Soldiers Angels benefit. Soldiers Angels (soldier musicians) opens for Whiskey Rodeo. Dam Red Barn, 964-2420. • Mon, May 28, 11am. VFW 8800 Memorial Day Service, Cranes Mill Cemetery. 899-7774 • Mon, May 28, 11am. VFW 8573 Memorial Day Service, Sattler. 830-964-3334. • Tues, May 29, 7am-7pm. Primary Election. www.Vote411.org; Registrar 830-221-1231 • Wed, June 6, 10-noon. FREE Carnival kicks off the popular Texas Summer Reading Program for children ages 3-12 years old. Bicycle prizes & more. TPML. 830-964-3744. • Sat, June 9, 11-2. CL Masonic Lodge holds their annual Brisket BBQ at CRRC’s Rec Center below the dam, $10 per tasty plate. 830-899-2523 or 512-633-5750.

2012 National EMS Week May 20 – 26

National EMS Week was designed to bring local communities and medical personnel together to promote safety awareness, but also to honor the dedication of those who provide day-to-day life• Every Monday Morning: • May 21, 1pm. Monday Matinee saving services on the “front line.” 10am-Beading Class, War Horse 11am-Tai Chi, • May 28, 1pm. Prime Time EMT’s don’t choose their profession to get rich but are enNoon-Healthy Living. Health Workshop - Live Without riched by helping others – with hefty doses of reality, far removed • May 7, 1pm. Bingo Pain & Inflamation. from the fairytales we see on film. It’s not all pretty – and burn out • May 14, 1pm. Master Gardener • Every Thurs, 11-3pm, Pot luck is common. The level of service and dedication EMT’s – and lopresentation on Gardening lunch, games. cal firefighters – provide is invaluable and deserves many thanks. 830-964-2937 Saving lives is hard to beat. THANKS! For more information, call At the Community Bldg next to the Rec Center • 125 Mabel Jones the Fire/EMS administrative offices at 830-907-2922. Canyon Lake Views Page 29 May 2012

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