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Freedom, Justice, Liberty, Equality. Those are the words on the Freedom Flag Stamps that the Post Office is selling now. And aren’t they great and to the point of it all? And they are good words for the month of presidential elections too, of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving too. They’re just good words for any ol’ day. They’re good for the world. Once again we are featuring a couple for our Canyon Lake Community Profile. They are fitting for the Thanksgiving issue because they give so much of themselves. Their words go beyond just talk. For Linda and Clint Epley, volunteerism consumes as much of their daily time as a regular job could. Before Linda and Clint head out to meetings or nonprofit events they help out, Linda volunteers three days a week at the Chamber. Clint does the same at the Centex Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Museum in San Marcos. CAF restores WWII aircraft and preserves memories of a different time – when the whole nation worked together to preserve Freedom, Justice, Liberty and Equality – for all. Yes, I believe they said ‘all’ and think they meant ‘all.’ This Thanksgiving issue also offers ideas for you to give back while prompting you to count the blessings your family enjoys. The New Life Children’s Center is holding their 1st New Life Community Christmas Gift Drive. They need your help with gifts for 80 girls! CASA holds their annual gift drive during November too, as they attempt to provide gifts for many more than that – in hopes that each child gets one gift. How little those kids expect. Both organizations help abused and neglected kids at the most severe level. Words can’t express what these kids have been through and how much more they deserve. I can’t imagine a more deserving cause for any church or individual to adopt for $50 per child. Canyon Lake can rise to the call. Words hold great power whether spoken or not. Unspoken words are thoughts. Take control, guide them and brush the ugly ones away. Every action begins with a thought. The decision to not act is also a choice. Please don’t choose to do nothing. Thoughts without action to follow through can languish as daydreams and waste away–a waste of good ideas, maybe of noble intentions. Act. Freedom, Justice, Liberty, Equality. This election will decide Supreme Court nominees who will define those; the impact on our future will be great. Become active to change what you think has gone wrong or to support what has not. Let’s hope for future generations, that there is power in those four words and that we are active enough to retain them ... or at least not lose ground..

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by Sue Sweat Linda and Clint Epley each go their own way but not surprisingly, often find both are heading in the same direction. Their paths do meet by design and by habit they have cultivated over their 49 years of marriage. They volunteer separately and also together, making sure they travel too. One accepts a position on a Board of Directors and the other naturally shifts into “support team” mode to do the legwork needed to carry the mission through. The other senses when the gears need to shift again. “They get 2-for-1,” Linda says, and whatever is needed. Recently Clint, spiffed up in black slacks and a white tux shirt, was part of the wait staff at the Harvestfest fundraiser. Both serve or have served on the Board there or elsewhere; each support the other’s efforts with zest and zeal. Clint and Linda own and manage Canyon Bend Self Storage in Startzville–with clients so stable it mostly runs itself. That helps–because they each average 30 hours a week volunteering on projects they thoroughly enjoy. They have traveled most of the world–some together, some not. They married at 19. It was 1968–at the height of the Tet Offensive, considered the turning point of the Vietnam War. Walter Cronkite had declared on CBS News that the war was lost. The Draft to secure soldiers, willing or not, was in full force, with draft notice reclassifications in a furiously state of change. With less than a month left of college, Clint joined the Navy and entered officer candidate school. Focused on the flight training offered, he earned his Pilot’s Wings in 1971 and retired in 1995 as Commander. During his 26 years in the Navy, the mission of Clint’s Unit ranged from reconnaissance aircraft and electronic warfare during the Vietnam War up to cruise missile technology in the Gulf War–at times “technology on the drawing board,” Clint said. Over the years, Clint is rightly proud he has trained in and flown ten different types of planes. When Clint was based in California, Ha-

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when time flies... find more. waii, Guam, Japan, Washington DC and Japan again, Linda moved with him–but both were on the move in many directions as they are now. However Clint’s travels were controlled by Navy directives–Linda’s travels were not. With a determination of her own, she says, “I wanted to see everything.” She learned a variety of jobs as a Manpower Temp. She learned to volunteer in the Thrift Stores the Wives’ Club manned. Then Linda learned she could travel on military planes with the Wives’ Club– and travel she did–to Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore. Clint half-teases that she gave up $40/hour teaching English to Japanese kids because “it cut into her travel time.” “I loved all the locations,” Linda said, but it’s memories of Japan that fill the walls of their lakefront home. And it’s Japanese friendships they maintain. Almost every piece displayed, they explained, has sentimental value: a story of a place or time, a meaning or memory of a special friend. They went through Navy life together, so Clint is sincere when he says, “we retired in 1995.” The warmth of Texas, beautiful water and Base benefits nearby easily made Canyon Lake the place to call “home.” Sharing a keen interest for exploring new cultures, including those stateside, Linda and Clint set out in a raised roof van to visit all 48 states of the continental U.S.A. before settling into a retirement he thought might run slow. Scheduled, mapped (pre-GPS), planned–and 28,800 miles later, Clint’s estimate of two months took eight months to the day! Fairly on track, they stayed close to the map, almost on the plan and barely on schedule, but rarely footloose or carefree. Both lean toward structure they learned from military life while maturing from age 19–it makes for a strong team. “When you enter retirement, you think there’s so much time to fill,” Linda said, and so they did. A Thrift Shop volunteer then (and now), Linda was hired as the Chamber’s Administrative Assistant three days a week for eight years that included help on the Parade. Linda still works three days but volunteers and

helps independently with the parade as she has for 15 years–Clint arranges the WWIIera flyovers, delighted he gets to pilot one. Linda who shows up everywhere served on the Chamber’s Board for most of those 15 years; Clint serves now–as they shuffle their 2-for-1 status there. Clint was Fire Commissioner for EDS #3 for 12 years through 2011. For 11 years, he has volunteered three days to open the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Museum in San Marcos. As Curator, this history buff has found his dream. His love of planes extends through history up to now, if airborne or if not. Opportunities he finds to fly planes that they restore is a super perk he loves. Add projects that Linda and Clint work together: North Pole Village, Chamber BBQs, Winter Texan receptions and the Heritage Museum on two Sundays a month, plus Harvestfest and the parade. There are more but details get blurred with time. Dedicated to community and determined to give back, their commitment to travel remains strong. For example this year, they traveled to Russia, Scotland and England; twice to Kansas, and they took a Christmas cruise. Squeezing multiple trips into tight schedules requires skillful manuevers that the planner in Clint must enjoy–despite his quiet protest attempts. Trips are orchestrated with a purposeful direction–like a visit to all state capitols–with a plan that must adapt. He spends time making vacation books to organize trip photos, while Linda crafts doodads and decorations for an event in need. If they find they’re needed somewhere new, my money bets they would find time to help. A more efficient plan does create time! I’ll bet this tight team can flex to make what time they want. The key is in the plan.

When Linda asked that the originators of the parade 34 years ago be recognized, a bit of Christmas Parade History was included on the Community Pages. Behind-the-scenes volunteers were added. Few see all it takes to make a parade: from arranging highway closures with TxDOT to traffic control, to knowing who handles what and how many will parade, who goes where and when and making sure they know too, arranging for planes, pilots and payment for gas, to how much money they need to find and fund, to making sure everyone is paid as planned– just to name some. All you have to do is be there. December 8th – arrive earlier than parade time at 11am. Parade info: 830-964-2461 or email There’s no entry fee. See related story on CAF Museum and dance. Note their WWII-era Dinner Dance fundraiser is announced for November 10 but could sell out fast. (See Community Pages). ~ N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 2

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by Paul Hensley What is dive travel? How does it differ from conventional travel? Does group dive travel really benefit me? To answer these and other questions about dive travel, you must first be able to understand the ideal purpose is to travel with diving as your foremost objective. Divers tend to be a bit adventurous. Many divers like to explore new cultures and open themselves up to new experiences. By diving different locales, both locally and around the globe, divers experience life in parts of the world that only a few travelers ever get to share. Diving is also a excellent method to focus adventurous teenage energy towards a wholesome, active and healthy pastime choice Dive travel is travel that includes diving, often times as the primary activity. Dive travel is for the active diver who wants to see different areas of our world. Visiting places like the Cayman Islands, the Mexican Caribbean, Bonaire, St Lucia, South China Sea, Micronesia, French Polynesia, all add to our knowledge and understanding of the geography and the cultures of other societies. While the people are very diverse from one region to the next, there is one true constant. The scuba diving is always unique and always excellent – experiences you will remember. From manta rays with 22-foot wing spans in Yap and the German Channel to majestic Eagle Rays and sharks in the Caribbean, dive travelers are afforded glimpses into our underwater world that few people ever have a chance to see. Have you ever seen a bait ball consisting of hundreds of fivefoot Amberjacks, being balled up by feeding sharks? How about Blue Ribbon eels, peeking out of their crevice hiding places? Want to? Dive travel is the way to see some pretty amazing parts of our underwater world. Group dive travel is the least expensive way to travel across the US or across the globe. Traveling in a group affords you great discounts to the best dive destinations in the world. Making new friends while diving with old friends is always more fun. Dive travel…fun, unique dive destinations, exposure to other cultures and lifestyles, and a way to meet new people. Dive the world! Paul and Jennifer Hensley are the owner/ operators of Canyon Lake Divers at 1482 FM 2673 in Sattler at Canyon Lake – the ONLY PADI dive center near the lake. Call 830-9643075 or visit

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How does one go about designing a custom piece of jewelry, either for themselves or as a gift? Contrary to popular opinion, designing a piece of jewelry without knowing the customer is not designing but simply selling to the masses. When a piece is custom designed , the customer has to be involved. What they like or don’t like is as important as what they can afford or not afford. A good designer is a good listener taking into account what a customer wants to say, when they want to wear it, and what they want to spend. Whether children are making a Mother’s ring, or a widow is making a cross from her late husband’s ring, we all need to put forth an effort to get the best piece of jewelry possible. When we design a piece of jewelry. We try to give the customer very graphic pictures of what the final piece will look like. We can even show the customer a wax impression so they can see what the piece will look like. Everything from measurements to the combination of stones needs to be discussed so that a customer can gain confidence that a jeweler is working to make them happy. Using the customer’s own gold and or stones not only helps keep the price down, but is instrumental in building continuity with what a cherished loved one has given us in the past. If you wish to keep the essence of the piece, one should ask how to enhance it to retain some characteristics, rather than remake it. The piece that results when designing or enhancing a piece of jewelry should make both the customer and the jeweler very proud. Blending characteristics you retain from a family piece to enhance to your (or the recipient’s) tastes could create a beautiful nostalgic keepsake to pass from generation to generation. Design a special piece to start a family tradition for years to come – a piece that will honor you and the special recipient you pass it to. Carlos Collazo and Eduardo Covarrubias are co-owners 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 VJ Tiller Al Sears, M.D., points out that it is a necessity for many of us to sit at a computer these days, but sitting for long periods of time isn’t just generally “bad for you,” it can be deadly! The National Cancer Institute looked at more than 240,000 people, ages 50-71 years old with no history of cancer or heart disease when the study started. They followed the people for eight and a half years. We are all aware of what a sedentary lifestyle does to people. But what they found was shocking even to Dr. Sears who treats such people every day. People who were sedentary for more than seven hours a day – even if they exercised every day – had a 61% higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, and a 22 % higher risk of dying from cancer compared to those who were sedentary for less than an hour! And for those who don’t exercise at all, the risks skyrocket. There is a 47% greater risk of dying from all causes, and a 100% greater chance of dying from cardiovascular disease. That supports an earlier study done in Australia that followed almost 9,000 participants. The study found that – even after they adjusted for exercise – those who sat and watched TV for more than four hours a day had a 40% higher risk of dying from all causes. The risk of dying from cardiovascular disease went up 80%.  Dr. Sears recommends getting up and walking around for a few minutes at a time every hour or so and especially go outside a bit. The March 2012 issue of Your Health, found in the “San Antonio Express-News,” talks about the health hazards of sitting.  Studies show that sitting for more than 95% of the time, at work or at home, increases the risk for physical injury and disease. As soon as you sit, electrical activity in the leg muscles shuts off; calorie burning drops to one per minute; enzymes that help break down fat drop by 90%. Get out and walk, alone or with friends. Sign up for a simple and slower paced class if that’s what it takes. Just get moving in some way some day soon – You need to move it, before you lose it! Let’s walk the dam or up the road a bit – come and work out or do a strengthening and range of motion class at VJ’s. We would all much rather see you moving… than the sad alternative way, if you don’t.

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When the morning bakery becomes a cafe for lunch, priorities change. So when lunchtime rolls around ‘round here, it’s all about meat, flavor and tenderness. The basic flavor of meat comes from three sources: the animal it comes from (cow, calf, pig, lamb, deer, etc.), the cut of the meat (chuck, shoulder, ribs, loin, etc.), and the method of cooking (moist, dry, fast, slow, etc). I could never describe the differences in taste between each animal, but flavor and tenderness are critical. The cut of the meat is important for both flavor and tenderness; often tenderness is gained at the loss of flavor. The strength (or degree) of flavor is associated with the amount of use that particular cut (or muscle) receives. The best example is the comparison of a tenderloin to “ox tail.” The tenderloin is the muscle under the ribs adjacent to the spine, it receives minimal stress during the animal’s life and is the most tender cut and the most mild flavored cut of beef. The “ox tail” is constantly stressed during the animal’s life (just watch a cow constantly swishing its tail) and it’s prized for its strong flavor (and therefore, beloved in soups and stews). There’s a distinct relationship between cooking methods and tenderness. Slow cooking, at low temperatures (160º-165º) for long times, tenderizes tougher cuts by having enough heat to melt the fat which lubricates the meat keeping it moist and to melt the collagen (connective tissues) into a gelatin without driving too much moisture out. The fat around the outside of the meat can help some forms of cooking, but it’s not an aid to tenderness. Look for marbling in your meat for the fat that does help keep the meat tender. “Marbling” is the “dots, commas and dashes” and specks of fat you see within the cut of meat – not on the outer rim. USDA Prime has the most marbling followed by Choice, then Select. Most beef in grocery stores is Select grade unless otherwise marked but remember, some Select cows almost meet Choice requirements. While flavorful tender meat should be a priority at any cafe, fresh eggs are also important if the breakfast menu is served later than the typical breakfast timeframe. Because late breakfasts and fresh coffee are necessities for many vacationers, late risers and night owls, cafe owners who want happy customers will have extraordinary breakfast selections available after noon – just for folks whose time clock is set a little different than- most.

Tony Dunn is the warm, tender-hearted baker slaving to make tasty luscious pastries, cakes and pies while his wife and owner (DeeDee) flits about making delicious omelets, crepes and blintzes – or amazing Eggs Benedict! Breakfast is served all day; lunch is 11-2, Wed-Sun. To order fresh homemade bread or baked goods, call 830-964-3033.

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AA Poet’s Poet’s

Palette Palette

A review of Shelia Darst’s new book, “A Poet’s Palette” by Jackie De Hon, Ph.D., author of “Prisms: Refracting Light of Women’s Lives”

You move to a new town and begin a new life. You read local newspapers and magazines, searching…For what?  A likeminded person, a fellow artist, a fellow poet—a potential friend.  I found Shelia Darst among newspaper articles about local artists. Today I’m pleased to call her Collection of of Poems AACollection Poemsbyby “friend.” Shelia Stewart Stewart Darst Shelia Darst  My friend has published a book of poetry. Divided into moods and images related to “A Poet’s Palette,” Darst’s book is a collection of colorful poems and imagery that touch the heart. She writes of life, family, friends, the home and the world. She captures the beauty of nature—the horror of war.  Listen to segments of delightful and touching poems: “poets…   juggle language into word pictures   and challenge the world   to ride waves of emotion and exploration”  a poet’s palette

This poet has lived a life full of joy and pain. She has “paid her dues” as a journalist, editor and teacher. She knows the language intimately … and it shows.  She uses words that paint pictures and touch the reader.  She speaks to and for the world.  Whether you love family, nostalgia, nature or the hope for a more peaceful world, this book offers a feast. Hold on to your heart as you begin your journey into the poems of Shelia Darst! The title of the collection refers to the poet’s dedication to both creative writing and visual art. Shelia is an award-winning artist as well as an award-winning poet; the cover design and text drawings in the book are her work. In addition to on-line availability shown below, “A Poet’s Palette” may also be purchased at The Cottage Gate, 6801 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, 830-708-9694.

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Here, of late, the days fall away twisted in rain and wildflow- from the elaborate trestle table of a Thanksgivers, tufts of purple puffballs line the roadsides, spires of Maximilian ing feast – from the comfort of a soft-boiled sunflowers, gayfeather and broomweed. White boneset haunts the egg over a pork tamale. It’s the warmth of the shadows and frostweed rises from the early mist along the river. kitchen in a changing season, the warmth of Words haunt me this year as I drive through the Hill Country, the kitchen in a changing world. truths and would-be truths spinning from the airwaves. I pass the If the words of this world are confusing, convenience stores and the big box stores shouldered in between the talk back to them with kindness. Forgive them. Then move into your stands of wildflowers. I try to make a peaceful sense of it all. kitchen, remember how the drifts of wildflowers soften the road, But it’s hard sometimes in an election year, in a stumbling econ- feel the prayer form between your hands, give thanks and feed the omy and a world fractured with war, when everything seems to mat- people you love. ter, and I wonder if anything matters at all. Sometimes it’s hard to Linda’s Fine Foods is closed on Thanksgiving but Linda makes make a peaceful sense of anything. sure hostesses like her, who prefer a day to relax without cooking, So I pull into my driveway, hoist the groceries from the car and can still serve Thanksgiving Dinner in style. Owner Linda Allen relegate them to their rightful shelves. Rattled by traffic or dead- takes orders for ready-to-heat Thanksgiving dinners of turkey (or lines, politics or sleepless nights, I feel it all fall away as I begin the another meat) plus side dishes – or not. Dinners must be picked up transformation that is known as cooking. before Thanksgiving. For more information, call 512-847-5464.. We have so much to be thankful for, and as I slide my hands into Live acoustic music Thursday through Saturday evenings the clumps of butter and the silken flour that will become quiche o r d e r h o l i d ay d i n n e r s n o W crust, as I drop the mushrooms into the skillet and brighten them Turkey, with lemon and garlic, I find myself immersed in a kind of prayer: rib roasts, May this food nourish more than the body. May it warm with its unhams, Briskets, etc. dertones of nutmeg, its silky egg custard. May somebody sit down Fits any size family with this food from my hands and remember laughter or a shared silence. May they find in themselves a kind of peace. 500 FM 2325 • Wimberley • Across from KAPS School Sometimes it’s just the repetitive act of chopping cabbage that Visit or call for our weekly menu. stirs the prayer. Sometimes it’s the steam from the soup. It can arise 512-847-5464 Canyon Lake Views Page 10 November 2012

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A couple of months ago I began writing a series on the yamas and niyamas of yoga. I mentioned that these teachings are sometimes referred to as the “ten commandments” of yoga. The first yama is ahimsa: non-violence or non-harming. This month, I am writing about the second yama: satya, truthfulness. Satya means “to speak the truth.” It means that we approach every thought, word, and deed with pure intention. It also means that we are being truthful to others as well as to ourselves. And when we speak the truth, we do so in a way that is kind. We must consider what we say, how we say it, and how it will affect others. If speaking the truth can affect others negatively, it is sometimes best to say nothing. In the Mahabarata, the great Indian epic, it is written: “Speak the truth which is pleasant. Do not speak unpleasant truths. Do not lie, even if the lies are pleasing to the ear. That is the eternal law, the dharma.” As we learn to control our speech, we learn greater self-control. When faced with situations which require us to speak of something that is difficult, unpleasant, or challenging in any way, it may be wise to employ The Four Gates of Speech. With roots in the Sufi tradition, the Four Gates advise us to speak only after we have asked ourselves these questions: (1) Is it true? (2) Is it necessary to say? (3) It is the right time to say it? (4) Can it be said in a kind way? I would like to add another “gate” that I have found useful in the past. Does it improve on the silence? If we take our words through the gates of speech, we may find that what we want to say is not necessary to say, or it may not be the right time to say it. What we think, say, and do has an effect upon our world more than we can ever imagine. If we say only things that are kind, truthful, necessary and timely, it stands to reason that our actions will not be far behind. 

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It’s that time again! by Terry Schroller

I’m going to start on a serious note folks. The next Presidential election in November will be one of the most important events in the future of all that we hold dear. If the current Administration prevails, small and medium size businesses may not be in business in the very near future. Mind you, small business operations (gross of a million dollars a year) which I wish I was close to, are number one in new hires, and total number of employed Americans. Small business is the backbone of the whole economic structure, yet we are the ones that bear the brunt of all the existing and newly proposed regulations. Enough said. Do your homework. VOTE! Now that I’m off my soapbox, guess what? It’s that time again. What? Time again for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Boy are we gonna have a record crop! Actually, we already have one. A new batch every thirty days! These guys are heavy duty partiers! Poor Minnie Mouse! She’s about had it with Mickey after 100 or so offspring this year. Day care costs are killing ‘em not to mention medical costs. To help prevent them settling a commune in your personal nest here are some things you can do. Walk around the exterior of your box. Instead of playing with your I-phone and bumping into stuff, look for possible entrance points for critters. If you can stick the tip of your little finger or pencil into it,

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Choosing interior paint by Mark Hannah

It’s the time of year again to get the house ready for winter decorating and visitors! This month we will focus on updating your home’s interior by adding a little paint.   Over time, dirt, smoke, smudges, etc., take away from the overall attractiveness of your interior walls.  If you don’t have a lot of dirt to remove, a good ole fashioned cleaning can often get those walls looking like new. When it goes beyond cleaning, or you just want a different look, it’s time to decide specifics regarding your paint. Planning ahead will really save you time in the long run. Paint comes in several sheens which range from high gloss to low gloss (or sheen). High-gloss reflects the most light. That’s the paint that looks wet and shiny. It is primarily used in bathrooms and on windows, trim, and baseboards. High-gloss can withstand lots of scrubbing; therefore it’s really easy to keep clean. If you like the properties of high-gloss but prefer a less reflective look, you can opt for semi-gloss. Medium sheen paints are (listed in highest to lowest reflection) satin, low-lustre, and eggshell. Their reflective properties are between gloss and flat paint. They generally work great for interior walls because they aren’t overly reflective and are much easier to keep clean than flat paint. In a small or dark room, a medium sheen is the perfect answer as it can make the room seem larger and brighter. Paint with the lowest sheen is referred to as flat or matte.  Many people use flat on their walls. Keep in mind that it is harder to keep clean than paint with a higher sheen so you should consider that if you have children that like to write on walls or have pets that jump or rub on walls. In a large, bright room nothing beats a beautiful flat! The last thing I want to point out is that when you’re painting over a dark color (like red), you are going to need more coats of paint than if you were painting over a lighter color. Whatever color you choose, new paint makes an old room look great!

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Most of us constantly look for that elusive “good deal,” especially when expensive services like your pet’s surgeries – spays and neuters – or dental cleanings are needed. For the benefit of your pet, please don’t allow price to be the only factor you consider – do a little research. In vet school, I was taught that anesthesia is “controlled death.” Many pet owners consider spays, neuters, and dentals so routine that they forget that their pet is going under anesthesia and that many risks are involved. Some animal shelters and low cost spay/neuter clinics can offer surgical services at a discount compared by lowering their costs associated with anesthesia and surgical supplies (suture material, etc). While this lowers the price for you, the pet owner, it may not make the procedure as safe for your pet as you would prefer. So what things should you look for? Ask if gas anesthesia will be used on your pet. Gas anesthesias such as isoflurane are safer than using injectable anesthesia alone, because it allows the veterinarian to adjust the amount of anesthesia going to the pet on a moment-tomoment basis according to how the pet is doing. Ask if intravenous fluids or preanesthetic blood work is included or an option? IV fluids allow replacement of fluids lost during surgery, maintenance of proper blood pressure, faster recovery times, and provide emergency access to the bloodstream in the event emergency medication needs to be administered. IV catheters also allow for safer anesthetic drugs such as propofol to be used. Blood work insures that organs such as the kidneys and liver are functioning properly, no signs of infection or anemia are present, and no obvious clotting disorders are present. This is very important in older animals. Ask what types of anesthetic monitoring equipment will be used. At a minimum, heart rate and pulse oximetry monitors to measure blood oxygen levels should be used to make sure your pet is doing OK under anesthesia. Animal shelters and discount spay/neuter facilities offer a much needed service to many communities with pet overpopulation problems. I am in no way recommending that pet owners not use these facilities if needed. But, it is important that pet owners realize why there’s a difference in price – so you can make an educated decision on what is best for you and your pet.

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 Open Late! The Canyon City location is open Tuesdays till 7 with Sattler open till 7pm on Thursdays Serving Canyon Lake for nearly 40 years

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With the arrival of autumn, and the holidays on the horizon, it’s time to turn our thoughts toward our homes. If you’ve noticed problems with your water, or changes in your regular maintenance routine, it could mean that your water system needs some closer attention. Considering the likelihood of family gatherings, as well as hectic schedules near the end of the year, now may be a good time to evaluate the condition of your water treatment system. As water treatment equipment ages, its effectiveness can diminish due to normal wear and tear on moving parts, as well as to any filter media. At the same time, the current technology has progressed to the point of rendering some treatment methods practically obsolete. For example, the use of chlorine injection systems as a method of controlling sulfur odor has been surpassed by the use of self backwashing filters which remove iron and hydrogen sulfide with no chemicals or maintenance by the homeowner. By contrast, chlorine injectors can be maintenance intensive, plus chemical fumes in a closed environment can cause premature oxidation of nearby metal surfaces. The advances in efficiency and user friendly operation mean that systems can be designed for maximum performance with minimal maintenance required from the homeowner. For those on a municipal supply, maintenance can be as simple as adding salt to a softener or changing a single filter. Things can be dramatically different for those on a private well. Some wells have such high levels of minerals and sediment that they require light commercial equipment. Many companies are still installing the same cookie-cutter systems they’ve used for decades. In some cases, equipment is installed to eliminate problems caused by another treatment step. These systems often take up more space than necessary and maintenance can include multiple filter changes, chemical mixing, and near constant monitoring. This means that either the homeowner must learn and perform the routine maintenance, or pay a professional to service the system. A licensed water treatment professional can explain how your water system can be upgraded and streamlined to minimize maintenance and maximize your confidence in your water quality. Randy Lawrence is the owner of ProQuality Water Systems, a full service water treatment company with 15 years experience. He is one of only five Class III Certified Water Treatment Specialists in Hays County (LIC# WT0002693). For more information, call Randy at 512-618-1334 or 830-822-3533, or email him at randy@ “When you want quality, call a pro.”

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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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Pass the rolls, please … Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so that explains why all the turkeys are huddled in a corner of the pen holding signs with arrows that say “Pick Him.” I’ve even noticed a scarcity of turkey vultures in the area. I think that show on the Travel channel with the guy who eats anything is responsible for that… I’m not going to talk about turkey fryers this time. Apparently I scared too many folks. (I should have run that article for Halloween.) Counter-top timers are an important accessory at Thanksgiving. It seems that everything that gets cooked for the dinner requires a timer – which is available at your local hardware store. There’s the turkey, the dressing, the rice, the potatoes, the fresh green beans, the pies and from my personal past, the AARRGGG!!! ROLLS!!!! As a family, we heard that song every year about half way through dinner. Everyone would be sitting there enjoying all the treats of Thanksgiving, when suddenly Mom would jump up from her seat screaming “AARRGGG!!! ROLLS!!!!” and make a bee-line to the kitchen as the faint smell of burning rolls would gently waft through the dining room. Ah, good times! By the time I was 14, the family just accepted that Thanksgiving rolls weren’t just rolls. They were the very special (and hard) AARRGGG!!! ROLLS!!!! The lesson here? Get enough timers to do the job! You might also want to get some sticky notes to help you remember what timer is for what food part. Actually, your local hardware store has lots of great kitchen items available. There are canning jars, crock pots, warming trays, microwaves, toasters, serving utensils, cookie sheets, pressure cookers, skillets and pots and pans just waiting to be used for Thanksgiving dinner. Oh, and there are fire extinguishers available, too. If you show up at the house with an armload of the above mentioned tools, you will be primed for a terrific dinner. All you will need will be groceries and a handful of recipes! So, enjoy your dinner, eat lots of great food and treats, but don’t forget the rolls in the oven!

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When known Wills go missing

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by Charles Sullivan In my practice, I am often asked where to keep Wills and who should have copies. Many think the original of a Will should be filed with the county. While that is true of a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney and other documents commonly authored along with the Will, the Will itself is different. The original should not be filed at the courthouse as the original document needs to be filed with the Application for Probate and Letters Testamentary. Although a copy can be probated, it requires some additional steps to authenticate, so an original Will along with an original certified death certificate is best. You can file a copy of the Will, but keep in mind this will make it a public record. My recommendation is to keep the original in a location where your executor and others know it is stored. Safes (if your executor and others knows the combination), freezers, fire proof cabinets are good places. Safety deposit boxes are not so good as they can be sealed at death until the executor is appointed by the Court. The executor and all beneficiaries should be provided the most recent copy of your Will. In some of instances, known Wills are concealed or have disappeared and older Wills are used when it benefits certain heirs or an executor who is getting less than an older Will provided. Remember that dying intestate (without a Will) will tie up your bank accounts pending judicial review, 1/8 2010 VGuide @ $130 -- cgGaramond Boldlengthen is font the probate process, and increase expenses. That scenario is even harder on lower income families who need to have their affairs in order to avoid additional hardship for the grieving family. A T Tshould O Rhave N aE YasS AT Ajust Wassets. Everyone Will it covers moreL than 1/12 for CLViews Column April10 Do you want to decide who will raise your kids if you both die, Ofc: 830-899-3259 or would you rather have a judge decide? The real complete 8115and FM 2673 package involves the Last Will and Testament, Statutory Cell: 210-863-6340 CanyonDurable Lake Power of Attorney, Specific Medical Power of Attorney, HIPPA form executed for your Medical Power of Attorney, and Designations regarding Guardianship. The strain of decisions that normally might be routine can overwhelm distraught family members at a very vunerable time. They will be thankful you made the decisions that are too difficult to consider under stress. Being prepared is the best gift you can give to your family. Consult with an attorney now.

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

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CASA Holiday Gift Drive during November This holiday season, CASA of Central Texas is again asking individuals and local organizations to help provide holiday gifts for abused and neglected children. This is a wonderful opportunity to extend the giving tradition to children in our community. They hope that your organization  will join in their goal to provide a gift to all of the abused and neglected children that CASA serves. Organizations, employee groups, churches and individuals may participate. CASA will provide you with first names, ages and gift ideas for children in the program during the first week of November. This information will come on a small star-shaped paper that can be displayed on a Christmas tree or another visible area. Your members can select a name, purchase a gift and drop it off (with the star attached for identification) at your organization. CASA staff will collect the gifts in early December and volunteers will distribute them to the children. If you are interested in participating in the Holiday Toy and Gift Drive or have any questions, please contact Eloise at 830-626-2272.

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CASA would like to thank the heart of our organization, our advocates. Without them, there would be no CASA. CASA advocates take time out of their lives to help the children in the community who may not be able to speak for themselves. They come from all walks of life and their individual life experiences brings the expertise we need in the courtroom. Your Friendly Neighborhood Shi Thank you for choosing to stand up (check your emailagainst here and get a hardabuse copy, if in Central Texas, and child Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child. Recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system

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A Community Christmas Miracle Impacting the lives of the New Life girls this Christmas

by Sue Sweat

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For the girls at New Life Children’s Center, the Christmas holidays are painful reminders of broken childhoods and dreams that don’t come true. Many have no happy memories of Christmas that we often take for granted. The Center now cares for 80 girls – survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse or severe neglect, but all arrive at New Life in need of a place to heal. Yet these girls are luckier than so many kids who remain on the streets or didn’t survive at all. At New Life, these girls, over time, are given the tools they need to succeed, the therapy so healing can begin, spiritual guidance to find their strength within, and schooling to ensure they have opportunities as they mature – they are provided very literally with a chance for a new life. After numerous placement attempts, most of the girls arrive directly from foster homes, sometimes with only a trash bag of dirty clothes. No one expects their path to healing will be easy. There’s no family for moral support. They’re weakened by all they’ve endured, but will be shown that it’s evidence they are strong. Confidence-building responsibilities like caring for rescue animals on site empowers them to take control of the changes they can make. The programs at New Life are on target for the short time that each girl is there, with more waiting in line for her place. This year, the first New Life Community Christmas is planned for the girls in early December and they need your help to buy gifts for eighty girls, a community service the Women in Business have provided in the past. Lisa Brown, Director of Volunteer Services, will have a Wish List by October 30th from each girl (her blouse size and favorite color, etc.) with gift suggestions so they are personalized. Items that could be converted to hurt themselves are not permitted. Gifts from a restricted list they provide should be turned in by December 5th. Volunteers willing to shop for a name or two are asked to spend about $50 for each girl; some shoppers may solicit donations from their church or school to fund gifts for several. Monetary donations are strongly encouraged to assist shoppers who contribute time but can’t financially cover multiple $50 purchases. If you need a cause that helps a fragile young life that one would never choose or deserve, now is the time to act. Make the gift drive an annual tradition for your kids. It increases their awareness of and compassion for those who struggle (maybe your teenager will complain less about home). It will teach them that helping others helps the helper too – the ‘feel good’ factor. Show what a community can pull off when it pulls together, and show off what Canyon Lake does so well. Call now. The New Life Children’s Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 650 Scarborough Road below the Dam. More than 2,000 young women, ages 11-17, have been cared for since the facility opened in Canyon Lake in 1993. To commit your help to ensure the success of the first New Life Community Christmas, contact Lisa Brown, Director of Volunteer Service, at 830-964-4390 or Canyon Lake Views

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Royal Rangers 7:00 pm Missionettes 7:00 pm FRIDAY NIGHT

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Friday, November 9, 1-3pm. Military Records – An overview of where to search for military service records and pension applications from the Revolutionary War to the present. You will be amazed at the amount of information not related to military service that can be discovered in these documents. Friday, November 16. Courthouse Records – Also known as “How to leave the comfort of your home and computer screen – not everything is online!” While courthouses contain a wealth of documents, the two types we will focus on are Deeds and Probate Records, and why they are vital to genealogical research. Tye Preston Memorial Library is located at 16311 South Access Road in Canyon Lake, across from the CRRC sports fields. For more information, call 830-964-3744.

St. Thomas Holiday Bazaar November 10 &11

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church presents the “Annual Holiday Haus” Bazaar on Saturday, November 10, from noon to 8pm, and Sunday, November 11, from 9am to 3pm in the Ed/Administration Building. Located on South Access Road at the dam, the event features entertainment, crafts booths, a silent auction, raffle, bake sale, and more with a Mexican supper planned on Saturday evening at 7pm. For more information, call 830-223-5259.

Habitat for Safe Seniors offers THANKS

Habitat for Safe Seniors has met their goal for the emergency repair of their walk-in cooler and wishes to thank those who contributed. They offer their sincere thanks to these contributors.” Thank You to all for“Making a Difference”: Monte Akers Robert Vela Homes James & Theresa Sjuseth Margaret & Andre Ognibene Joe & Ellen Bandsma Charles & Xena Jones John & Mary Love HD Supply – Mary Raley Any additional funds that arrive after press time will go toward the purchase of food. Because clients receive food at no charge, there is a misconception by many that Habitat “only” distributes food that is all donated. Dedicated volunteers maneuver the logistics of pickup/delivery and distribution, but Habitat for Safe Seniors also pays a Shared Maintenance Fee to purchase food at approximately 15 cents per pound. They spend roughly $1,000 per month to provide food products to the seniors and low income families they serve. They can be contacted at 830-899-2256. Please leave a message; there is no paid staff. Page 24 November 2012

A New Day?!

Honoring Veterans

Veterans Day ceremonies are held on Sunday, November 11th at 11am. A flagpole ceremony is traditional at VFW Post 8673 in Sattler, although inclement weather can force it inside the post. For information, call the Post in Sattler at 830-964-3334. VFW Post 8800 in Startzville holds a Veterans Day Service and provides lunch for attendees. Call 830-899-7774 for details. On Monday, November 26, CRRC Seniors are going to work on plans for helping Veterans that are stuck in the hospital at Christmas time. They are planning on signing up people to make baked goods as well as collect items to make gift baskets. Some of the seniors will be taking them to the hospital during the Christmas season. It is still in the planning stages right now, so figure out what you can do to help and call the Senior Center for details at 830-964-2937 or email them at

by Dr. Franklin D. Watts, Pastor

By the time you read this, either President Obama will have been reelected or Governor Romney will be preparing for his inauguration. Either way, it won’t be the time to sing “Happy Days are Here Again!” Our nation will still be in a mess. The unemployment figures will not suddenly stabilize overnight. The Marxists and socialists will remain in high government positions, and university professors will continue to spew the poison of anti-theism, post-modern deconstruction, ethical relativism, and an anti-Christian bias. If this appears pessimistic, I quickly add that there is hope – and lots of it. There is the hope that the president, whomever he will be, will take steps to counter the downward drift of our nation. There is the hope that Congress will do the same thing. This will involve the abandoning of destructive ideologies that have controlled the thinking of some of our leaders for years, the worst of which is socialism. More important is the hope that the American people will experience a moral, ideological, and spiritual awakening by embracing the God who made this nation great. The catalyst for such an awakening should be the churches, particularly the pastors. During the Sundays of November at Hill Country Bible Church, the pulpit presentations will not primarily deal with apologetics, philosophy, or science, but with more of the foundational facets of Christianity. The atmosphere at our church in recent weeks has been electrifying! Charged with God’s overwhelming presence and power! We equally welcome all, and invite you, believer or not, to come and enjoy Him with us! Adult Sunday School will continue to study of the Book of Revelation at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:30. Wednesday evening prayer meets at 7:30.

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New Year’s Eve Community Dance at the Rec Center announced by CRRC Mark your calendars, it’s here and it’s local! No need to drive to the big city or tackle the hassles of preparing your home with decorations, cooking and inviting guests to ring in the New Year! CRRC is hosting its first ever New Year’s Eve Dance at the Rec Center so you can consider your plans made! More to come

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Centex Wing of the Commemorative Air Force by Sue Sweat

Veterans Day Tribute

“At the end of a winding road, hidden at the back of the San Marcos Municipal Airport, is one of the few remaining World War II airplane hangars, now the home of the Centex Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and the organization’s museum. This hangar is one of three built on the site in 1942 during the desperate days that followed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Two of the hangars have long since been demolished, but this one remains. Built of wood, this voluminous structure houses several World War II airplanes including a Mitchell B-25 twin-engine bomber, similar to the ones used in Lt Col. Jimmy Doolittle’s daring raid on Japan five months after Pearl Harbor.” Those words by Sandra Lane in her beautifully written piece, “Remembering the heroes and lifestyles of World War II” start your Sentimental Journey to San Marcos and beyond to the soul of Hometown, USA circa 1942. Posted on the CAF Centex Wing site at, the vivid picture her words paint takes you back to another time in a different world and is well worth the read. (Click the Dinner Dance/Evening tabs.) “Through these portals passed the heroes of another time” as the sign that hangs over the door reads–defining the annual event when 1,000+ attendees gather in the CAF Hangar–as a way to “pay homage to the courage and bravery of those who built the hangar and flew the planes that helped the United States turn the tide of World War II, “ Sandra writes.* Funds raised at the event held every November around Veterans Day keep the rare vintage planes maintained and the doors of the museum open. Attendees drag out uniforms of any era worn in wars passed or peruse vintage shops to find dress reminiscent of the WWII era. The period decor replicates details in 1942 down to the bandstand like

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Sat, November 10 • Sentimental Journey Dinner Dance

40’s Swing Band Hangar Dance BBQ Dinner 6pm Dance 7:30-11pm Bucket Raffle / Dance Contest 40’s Big Band Swing Music of the

The Sentimental Journey Orchestra

le $40/person • BYOB b i s s o p t u o l l Beer & Setups Available • No Ice Chests Se Call Alison 512-396-0765 / or Centex Wing Hangar 512-396-1943

Glenn Miller’s. Dance clubs attending add extra energy to the Dance Contest. The Sentimental Journey Orchestra plays the big band sounds of Glenn Miller; Andrews Sisters’ style vocals by the Destination trio, completes the transformation. The vintage planes preserved by the museum are on display. All demonstrate the dedication to authenticity of of the Museum Board and Curator, Clint Epley of Canyon Lake. He also arranges the popular flyovers at Canyon Lake parades and events. To highlight the Bell P-39 Airacobra and the Bell P-63 King Cobra on site, Chief Mechanic Ray Clausen stated, “There’s only two [P-39’s] in the world that fly, and we have one here,” and only three [P-63’s] in the world that fly. ...This facility is the only place on the planet that has one of each that flies.’ As the only FAA-licensed mechanic at the CenTex Wing, his oversight allows Clint and others to get a lot of hands-on work done in repairs and restoration of the planes. The museum doesn’t keep irrepairable planes just for display. Their planes either fly or will soon.** (Call about rides.) Who’s the luckiest of all? The San Marcos nonprofit in charge of the museum who has Clint’s expertise and dedication to open those doors three days a week? It’s Clint who really knows. With consistent chances to fly his plane of choice, Clint’s grin of delight says it all.

* by Sandra Lane, ** by by Annie Drabicky

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New TVs for Christmas by Chuck Ferguson

For those of you who may have followed my past columns, you might remember me talking about the up and coming 4K technology. Well, now we have something to compete with it – it’s called OLED! By this Christmas, the first sets of TVs from each of these technologies should hit the store shelves. To review, 4K is basically four times the pixels (or dots) on the screen as today’s 1080P TV’s. Just when you thought you were future proofing yourself by purchasing a 1080P TV, here comes 4K. OLED is Organic Light-Emitting Diode which will offer a better picture, lower energy consumption and a thinner cabinet. When you see either one of these types of technologies in person, both will blow you away with clarity. The big advantage to OLED is its high contrast ratio, meaning deeper blacks and brighter whites; 4K’s advantage is lots of extra pixels to fill in the extra space on those big 85-inch TVs you’ll see this Christmas. You will also note that here 4K is referred to as Ultra High Definition. Which one is right for you? Personally, after looking at both, I would recommend 4K for 60-inch TVs or larger and OLED for anything smaller. But, if you’re a real purest, you might want to wait a year or two and watch for the 4K OLED TVs that will be coming out. One thing that I do know – that’s great news for many

of us. As people move into 4K and OLED technology, prices will drop on all 1080P TVs even lower than they are today! As always, I recommend talking to a local audio/video specialist when deciding on any of these new TV technologies that tend to change quickly. Chuck Ferguson is CEO of Mainstream Home Theater LLC and has been in the residential and commercial audio/video industry for over 25 years. He holds certifications for sales, service, design and installation of audio video systems and solar and wind power systems. For more information, call Chuck at 964-6040 or email him at

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34th Annual Christmas Parade December 8, 11am Arrive in Sattler early .. a little bit of Parade history, but absent the behind-the-scenes blood, sweat, and happy tears it took (and still takes) to pull it together for the past 34 years! The Canyon Lake Christmas Parade was started initially by a sorority of women: Ola Armstrong, Barbara Bell, Elaine Quinn, Gail Adams, Joy Streater, and Linda Anderson who turned it over to the Chamber to sponsor. When the Chamber changed directions, Linda Epley, who had worked on it as an employee at the Chamber, was asked to help the parade live on. A private committee of active Chamber members – Allen Bartram, MJ Slater, Val Schroller, Wade Bolling and Linda – took over the duties in 2007. As a service to the community, the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club readily agreed to sponsor the parade in 2008 as the umbrella for coverage while the committee continues to organize and provide experienced ‘worker bees’ as well as soliciting funds from a variety of sources like the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club. There are many contributors to the team effort that make it all happen. Mainstream Home Theater has hosted the pre-parade reception for the last several years. Collectively, it is a heart-felt, community-organized, community-funded event focused on one task: to continue the long standing tradition of providing the community at large with a highly successful Christmas Parade and the best Christmas Parade in Comal County! Applications are available to everyone online at the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club For more information, call 830-964-2461 or email

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Community Calendar ••

All entries subject to change. Call the number shown for updates. Area code is 830 unless otherwise specified.

• Every Sun, 10:30am. Sunday Sermon Series at Hill Country Bible Church, 20885 FM 306 at Tamarack Drive. 830-935-2945. • Every 1st Sun. Canyon Lake Trade Day at The Canyon Lake Event Center. 1273 FM 2673 next to Kathi’s, Sattler. 830-964-6400. • Every 1st & 3rd Mon, 6:33pm. Optimist Club meets. TPMLibrary. 830-935-2578. • Every 1st Mon, 10:30am. Pilot Club meets. TPMLibrary. 830-832-0340. • Every 4th Mon, 6pm. St.Thomas Cancer Support Group, Ed. Bldg. 210-382-5889. • Every 1st & 3rd Tue, 4:30-6:30pm. CLArea Writers Group (CLAW) meets at TPML. • Every 3rd Tues, 7pm. Native Plant Society, Lindheimer Chap meets. GVTC. 935-4699. • Every 3rd & 4th Tues, 7pm. Wii Bowling, Post 8800, Startzville. 830-899-7774 after 2pm. • Every Tue & Thur, 10-Noon. CL Celtic Dancers, $1 for CRRC. 964-3630. • Every 1st & 3rd Wed, 7-8:30pm. Contagious Conversation. Spiritually-based support group for women of all ages. Sometimes we need a place to go to unwind during the holidays. Call Carole Kennedy  830-865-3866. • Every 1st Wed, Noon-1pm, Voices Tour, CASA’s NB office. Lunch incl. 830-626-2272. • Every 2nd Wed, Noon-1pm, Voices Tour, CASA’s SMarcos office w/lunch. 512-392-3578. • Every 3rd Wed, 10am. CLRepublican Women meet. TPMLibrary. 830-899-7555. • Every Wed, 7:30pm. Dart Tournament, Sattler’s VFW 8573. Public welcome. 964-3334. • Every Wed, 6-8pm. Family Dinner Night w/different specials weekly. $5/plate + Karaoke at VFW Post 8800/Startzville. 7755 FM 2673, 830-899-7774 after 2pm. • Every Wed, 10am. Storytime & Baby Lap Sit! TPMLibrary, 830-964-3744. • Every Thurs, 11-3. “Dam Seniors” meet for pot luck lunch, games, and visiting. CRRC Seniors Programs at the Community Bldg. next to Rec Center. 830-964-2937. • Every 1st & 3rd Thurs, Noon. CLNoon Lions Club at CLGolf Club, 830-899-4406. • Every 3rd Thur, 10am. Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library meet. 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. 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/Startzville. Kitchen opens 6pm. 830-899-7774. • Every Thur, Ladie’s Night & Karaoke. Dam Red Barn. 830-964-2420. • Every 2nd Fri, 10am. Democratic Women of Comal County meet alternately at TPMLibrary & in Bulverde/Spring Branch. Lunch off site after meeting optional. 830-832-4957. • Every Fri, 5pm-830pm. Burger Night at VFW Post 8800/Startzville. 830-899-7774. • Every Fri. Food distributed by Habitat for Safe Seniors for qualified, registered Comal Co. residents needing food or other services. 899-2256 (cell 210-347-8207).


• Sun, Nov 11, 11am. Veterans Day ceremonies A flagpole ceremony to honor veterans is held at 11am at VFW Post 8673 in Sattler, 830-964-3334. • Sun, Nov 11, 11am. Veterans Day Service is held at VFW Post 8800 in Startzville. Lunch is provided for attendees. Call 830-899-7774 for details. • Mon, Nov 12, 1pm. Bulverde/Spring Branch Library Veterans Appreciation Celebration is held on the Monday holiday, with guest speakers and patriotic music by school groups. . • Sat. Nov 17, 6:30pm. Fischer Community Thanksgiving Feast. Board furnishes turkey, dressing & drinks.  Guests bring side dishes & desserts as well as donations to Food Pantry. Corner of FM 32 & 484.  For more info call 830 935-2328.   • Thur, Nov 22, Noon-4pm. THANKSGIVING. The 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for all seniors and their guests is held at VFW Post 8673 in Sattler (off River Road and FM 2673). For information, call 830-964-3334. • Mon, Nov 26. The Dam Seniors work on plans for helping Veterans hospitalized at Christmas by signing up people to make baked goodies or candies and to contribute items for gift baskets and baked goodies. Ideas welcomed. 830-964-2937 • Tues, November 27, 9:30 am, Canyon Lake Association of Retired Teachers and School Personnel meets at the Tye Preston Library. 830-964-3370. • Sat, Dec 1, 9am. 2nd Annual Holiday Hunger 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Bulverde Food Pantry. Registration at 7:30-8:30am at Tejas Rodeo Co., 401 Obst Road, Bulverde. For all levels and ages. Last year’s race drew over 250 runners and earned almost $20,000 for the food pantry. 830-885-5801 or 210-316-1940. • Dec 31, New Years Eve - The First Ever New Years Eve Community Dance at CRRC Rec Center to help fund CRRC community programs. More details coming soon!


November • Thurs, Nov 1, 2-4:30pm. Pilot Club’s Wineless Cheese play & appetizer buffet at GVTC to buy bicycles and helmets for winners of TPML’s Summer Reading Program! $13 tickets available at VJs, TPML, the Chamber or Pilot members. 830-906-2006. • Nov 3-Dec 30. Santa’s Ranch Drive-Thru Christmas Light Park is open nightly with 1.5 million lights! Between NBraunfels & SMarcos, 2 mi S of Outlet Malls. 830-743-1293. • Sat/Sun, Nov 10/11, Sat, noon-8pm & Sun 9:30am-3pm. Annual Christmas Bazaar or “Annual Holiday Haus” Bazaar at St. Thomas Church off South Access Rd at the Dam. Arts & Craft booths, Silent Auction, Raffle, Bake Sale & more plus KofC Mexican Supper Saturday evening at 7pm. For more information, call 830-223-5259.

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4pm – 7pm Visit 10 galleries for rt, food & fun. Call 830.708.7433 for info.

Every year on the second and third Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December, the Canyon Lake area is treated to a magical Providing elves, the Christmas experience. With the help of many volunteer Skilled Nursing • Physical Therapy CRRC Rec Center is transformed into a delightful pint-sized vilOccupational Therapy lage for children. You’ll find lots of fun activities for young and Speech Therapy • Social Work old alike. The North Pole Village has been sponsored by CRRC Personal Care in the Comfort since 1996. of Your Own Home 512.847.7080 (24 hours) 201 A Stillwater, Suite 6 Wimberley, TX 78676

November CRRC’s Senior Programs

• Every Thurs, 11-3pm. Pot luck lunch, games. • Mon,  Nov 5, 1pm. Bingo. • Mon,  Nov 12, 1pm. Cooking on a Dime  food demonstration. Two-layer Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie • Mon,  Nov 19, 1pm. Movie Matinee, We Bought A Zoo • Mon,  Nov 26, 1pm. Veteran Christmas Prepare bags, baskets for Veterans in hospital at Christmas.

At the Community Bldg next to the Rec Center. 830-964-2937 •

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1st Saturday March ~ December

Wimberley Market Days The Hill Country’s LARGEST Outdoor MARKET DAY

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475+ Booths of Stuff You Can’t Live Without Antiques • Collectibles • Jewelry • Toys Arts/Crafts • Bird Houses • Plants Handmade Soaps • Clothing • Food Furniture • Windchimes • Music 3 Large Parking Lots Clean Restrooms • Carry Out Service Cold Beer, Wine and Margaritas Friendly Vendors FREE ADMISSION & Much More


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