Lake Viking News June 2018

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Viking Valley Association Board Meeting Call to Order Phil Stockard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Mike Krehbiel, Flint Hibler, Troy Lesan, Mike Booth and Susan Zalenski. James Funk was unable to attend. Shad Mort led the Pledge of Allegiance. Troy Lesan led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Mike Krehbiel moved to approve the minutes of the Feb. 11, 2018, board meeting. Flint Hibler seconded; motion carried. Volunteer Troy Lesan moved to nominate Glenn Miller for volunteer recognition. Flint Hibler seconded; motion carried. Committee Reports Handbook Committee: No Report. Finance Committee: Troy Lesan reported on the financials for May. He was pleased to say the balance sheet looks very positive. The finance committee is researching if Lake Viking can and should claim tax exempt status. Troy Lesan, Mike Krehbiel and Glenn Miller met with the Association’s attorney about this issue and will get back to us. Strategic Committee: Susan Zalenski gave a progress report on the clubhouse renovation. Three phases have been planned for the project and they have secured one bid and are working on getting a second bid. The committee would like to see Phase 1 get started in the fall. Susan mentioned that the communications team will be meeting with Gallatin Publishing about the Lake’s website. Susan also reported the incorporation committee would be presenting their findings this fall. Activities Committee: Mary Hibler gave an update on the activities. The second annual poker run was June 9. There were over 100 participants, 21 sponsors, and plenty of raffle prizes to be had. $3,352 was raised by this event. Resa Wiltse was the 50/50 winner of $162. Resa donated her winnings back to the activities committee. The next events are the restaurant night on June 16 and the 4th of July celebration on June 30. June 30 is the bazaar at the clubhouse and also a drawing for 2 half hogs. The activities committee has used some of the money they have raised for new swings at the clubhouse and plan to replace the swings at the beaches and campgrounds. They would also like to purchase some new loungers for the pool. Building Committee: Flint Hibler reported there were 20 new permits in May, but no new houses for May. Fire Department: Tony Gronniger reported the new training area is nearly 90% complete. They would like to be able to show the new room during the 4th of July weekend. Campground Committee: Mary Hibler reported on the campground. The

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electrical upgrades are complete, with the exception of a couple of spaces that just put in their request for 50 amp upgrades. Mike Booth reported that one of the dumpsters has rusted out on the bottom. Lake Committee: The first inspections of the year have been completed for the roadside and lakeside. There are a few letters to send, but not many. The next inspection will be in the fall. Cemetery Committee: Shad Mort asked if you have loved ones in the Lake Viking Cemetery, to please not put flowers on the ground. Hangers or on top of stones is fine, but on the ground makes it hard to mow and keep everything trimmed. Infraction Committee: Roger Lankford reported 11 tickets were reviewed by the committee. Eight of those tickets were issued fines and three were dismissed. Dredge Committee: Shawn Hepinstall reported the dredge repairs are complete. We have been working on stream bank stabilization in the three tubes area. The plan was to start dredging in three tubes, but now we believe we will hit the Pilot/Pirate area first as there are less docks to move. There are only six in this area, but there are 18 in the three tubes cove that will need to be moved. We are hoping to be able to move to three tubes by September. Shad Mort commented we have hired a new dredge operator, who will be starting next week. Training of the new operator is tentatively scheduled for the 26th of this month. Lake Manager’s Report Campground: As reported earlier in the meeting, the campground electrical upgrade is complete for the most part. There are a couple of 50 amps yet to do. Roads: The maintenance crew has been working on patching the roads. We have laid 50 tons of material so far. Campground lagoons: The lagoons have been dipped out and an inspection was scheduled this week, but has to be rescheduled.

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Don’t go that way! Highway 13 is closed for a bridge replacement project at the Honey Creek Bridge, located south of Gallatin in Daviess County. The road will be closed through September.

Animal Rules & Regulations Allowing dogs to roam/animal bite: Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Any animal whether leashed or unleashed that attacks or bites a person, and after review of the circumstances, is deemed to be a vicious animal and must be removed from the lake. The owner of the animal is subject to a minimum $500.00 infraction ticket.

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Flower bouquets are permitted any time of the year. For the spring and summer seasons beginning March 1st and extending to December 1st of each year, no wreaths or sprays, or other decorative materials shall be used on any lot, except such decorative materials as can be contained in vases mounted to the marker base. Exceptions will be made for a period of one week following an interment service, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Wreaths, flowers, and other materials left on graves, which have withered or become unsightly, will be removed by the cemetery without notice. Wreaths and other decorative materials must be removed from shipping boxes and containers before placing said materials on any grave.


NOTICE Runway for Aircraft Only Now that spring is here, not only is there an increase in boat traffic, but also more aircraft using the LV airport. While we do not have a great deal of air traffic, remember that our runway is for aircraft use only. For your protection, and that of others, please keep all vehicles and pedestrians clear of the airport runway at all times.

ATTENTION CAMPERS Just a reminder, camp spaces are NOT transferrable with the sale of your lot or camper. The campground agreement that each of you have signed states: Section Eight: Privilege Not Assignable Licensee’s privileges under this Agreement shall not be assignable by Licensee in whole or in part.


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2018 Lake Viking Calendar of Activities June 30 .............................4th of July Celebration Bazaar 8-2 and Fireworks in evening July 14 ....................... Kids Games in Park 10-12 August 18 ...................................Scavenger Hunt by Ranger 10a.m.-1p.m. Patio Party Lower Level of Clubhouse 8-11 p.m. September 8 ...................Fall Lake Garage Sales September 29 .................................. Beer & Brats October 20 ................................. Halloween Party Campground 1, 2-5 p.m. November 3 .................Fire Fighters Chili Supper December 1 ...........Holiday Homes Tour 1-4 p.m.

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Painting: Maintenance has also been working on painting some guardrails and bathrooms. Dry Conditions: The lake manager is concerned about the dry conditions with the 4th of July approaching. Shad will monitor the conditions closely and if necessary will put a “Burn Ban” in effect and possibly ban members from shooting fireworks. We will post on Facebook and our website if any bans are necessary. Phil Stockard wanted to thank Shad and his crew. He commented on how nice everything around the lake looked. Financials: Troy Lesan moved to approve the financials. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion carried. Board Action: Refuse Disposal Rule page 39 of the Handbook: Phil Stockard opened a discussion on trash issues that are getting out of hand. He had sent pictures to the board of our dumpsters after the Memorial Day weekend and they were overflowing. Shad Mort commented that we have already spent $1,000 more this year than last year for dumpsters and rolloffs. Phil commented that this is costing all of us, as members, more money. He brought up the fine on page 39 of the current handbook says violators will be fined $100, but in the littering rule and the building rules it is $250. Phil moved to increase the fine from $100 to $250. Susan Zalenski seconded the motion and Phil opened the floor for discussion. Susan asked how we catch the people that are illegally dumping, such as building materials, furniture and everyday household trash from someone not paying for trash service. Also there are people that do not have homes on their lots that are not required to have trash service, but are using the dumpsters. This will be hard to police, but Shad Mort believes the higher the fine the more it will deter people. The building committee is requiring dumpsters or trailers to be set on construction sites now and they have to haul it off the lake. It was suggested that all members be required to pay for trash service whether they have a home or not. Phil would like to take this to the handbook committee and better clarify the rule on trash service. There is a $25 trash permit available to purchase at the Association Office for people that are not paying for regular trash service. Unfortunately there are very few people that purchase these permits. Phil called for the motion at hand. Phil made the motion and Susan seconded. The motion carried. Business Future: Campground Review Group: Phil Stockard would like to put together a campground review group. For years we have had discussions on whether the campground makes money or are we losing money. So, Phil is proposing putting together a small group of people to dig into the finances of the campground and the facts about what they need or don’t need. This group would come back to the board in a couple of months with their findings. Mike Booth has put together a statement of work for this group to work on. Mike discussed three areas that they need to look at, finances, the operations side and the campground rules in the campground. Phil would like to see a board member chair this group and have one member from the finance committee, a member of the strategic committee, a campground member and a non-campground member. Flint Hibler moved to form the Campground Review Group. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion carried. Adjourn: Susan Zalenski moved to adjourn into executive session at 7:30 p.m. Mike Booth seconded; motion carried. Attendance: Doug & Resa Wiltse, lot 494; Mary Hibler, lot 183; Len Zalenski, lot 364; Don & Carolyn Leeper, lot 22; Roger & Margarite Lankford, lot 644: Bo & Kitty Steed, lot 444; Tony Gronniger, lot 2281; Shawn & Paula Hepinstall, lot 385; Robert Hayes, lot 389; Vern & Ruth Harnapp, lot 165; Shad Mort, Lake Manager; Sally Zerbe, lot 2528/Office. Let the record show that these minutes are a record of the business transacted at this meeting and a sampling of the discussions. Comments and discussions are not reflected in whole or as actual quotations in the minutes, nor do they reflect all comments by members. Respectfully Submitted, Mike Booth - Secretary Board of Directors Viking Valley Association

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JUST A REMINDER SPEED CREATING EXCESSIVE WAKE: Trolling speed will be used when approaching within seventy-five (75) feet of boat docks, marina, and coves marked with Association buoys, or other areas marked with permanent or temporary Association buoys.

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Let’s Talk Trash ! With the onset of summer and the increase in use of the lake, we once again face an issue that seems to confound our community each and every year. Trash. Piles and piles of trash. Overflowing dumpsters. An increased hit to the budget. Attempts over the past several years to bring compliance with trash rules have resulted in a limited degree of success. Often times we work on a rule and while it looks good at the time, we discover as time passes that there may be some confusion or lack of clarity in it and we must return to the drawing board to get it right. At the board meeting Sunday, the issue of trash was yet again a topic. Compared to this time last year the Association has spent $1,000 more this year on hauling trash in dumpsters. For Fiscal Year 2018 trash service was budgeted at $13,000. As of May 31 the Association has spent $4,700.91 or roughly 36% of budgeted funds. Should the trend continue we could easily surpass $16,000 or more for trash service this year. More frequent pickups and over-weight dumpsters cost the Association and the members. This is money that could be better spent on infrastructure and facilities at the lake. The tale was told several times last year on the Lake Viking Facebook page, particularly at Beach 2. In anticipation of a holiday increase in trash, extra dumpsters are brought in. Over the last several years, however, even extra dumpsters cannot seem to keep up with the large amounts of trash. Homeowners (members with developed lots) have a specific rule requiring them to maintain either half-year service or full-year trash service which they pay for in addition to their dues and assessments, so in essence those members are paying for trash service twice. A recent audit of paid trash service was conducted and less than a handful of developed lot owners were not in compliance; however, follow up by the Association with those members resulted in full compliance within days of notification. The Association plans to continue monitoring compliance and will take action as necessary. The rule itself does allow the homeowner (developed lot) on “occasion” to utilize the Association dumpster with paid service. So what is an “occasion?” Originally the intent of the occasion rule was, for example, a homeowner was going out of town and it was going to be 4 or 5 days before the scheduled trash pickup. Rather than leaving a trash can by the road for a week or so, as long as they had that paid service, they could utilize a dumpster for that “occasion.” I will grant you, that it is not clearly defined in the rule.

In addition, new signs have been posted at each dumpster site identifying the proper use of the dumpsters. “Accumulated trash in these areas” does not mean trash from your home or lot. If you have the “occasion” to utilize a dumpster and are in compliance with the rules the dumpsters in the maintenance yard are available for such a purpose.

Private Ramp Recommendation The Board of Directors would like to recommend that all private ramps be chained and locked when not in use by property owner. By Phil Stockard

Here (below) is a picture from the day after Memorial Day at Beach 2 where an extra dumpster was present in anticipation of the usual holiday overflow. As you can see, even with the additional “roll off” dumpster, it could not all be contained. Does anyone really believe Beach 2 or a community area or “an occasion” produced this much trash?

Because of the holiday, trash pickup was delayed until Tuesday. Six days later on the following Monday here (below) are the two standard bins at Beach 2. This from a normal six days at Beach 2? Doubtful.

Campground trash is another topic. Unless you are a campground member you are prohibited from use of the dumpsters within the campgrounds. Recently, however, general weekly trash in the campgrounds can also be overflowing, as noted in this picture (below) taken on 5-142018. As it was reported in the meeting, often on Sunday afternoons there is almost an ongoing line of cars entering the campgrounds only to place trash in the dumpsters, turn around and leave.

In this picture, yard waste is noted in the dumpster which contributes to the problem of space for household trash, while a grill sits on the ground next to the bins. Campers are reminded that yard waste and metal items such as grills should be taken by the member to the burn area of the maintenance yard or metal bin located next to it. Maintenance is often tasked with the pickup and transportation of such items which takes time away from their other duties. Speaking of the maintenance yard, those dumpsters are not immune. Until recently (several years ago) utilization of the maintenance yard dumpsters was generally restricted to lake clean-up days where maintenance personnel were on hand to help unload and control the flow of items into the yard. Over the past few years that has been somewhat relaxed affording members the opportunity to deliver on their own schedule. Unfortunately that too is now becoming an overwhelming issue. While there has been a noticeable compliance in keeping non-burnable items out of the burn area, which is deeply appreciated, once again with relaxed controls the dumpsters at the maintenance

USE OF DUMPSTERS The Association provides dumpsters for the Beaches, Campgrounds and some Community Areas, for the purpose of accumulated trash in these areas, not day to day household trash. Please DO NOT dump building materials of ANY kind, such as lumber, sheetrock, shingles, etc. in these dumpsters.

yard are now overflowing with a variety of items including a lot of household trash. This is a picture (below) of the maintenance yard dumpsters after Memorial Day and does not include the large dumpster.

Articles regarding the trash issue and ability to purchase cards to utilize the dumpsters have been written over the past few years. Now is the time for what is hopefully a final re-write of the rules, where there is no conflict with other areas of the handbook, and to make sure rules are clearly defined, and that task will be undertaken. In addition several enforcement options were discussed at the Sunday meeting which will be vetted and some implemented. I will not speak to which options and when those options will be instituted. I will take this opportunity, however, to encourage members who are in compliance with having service or have paid the appropriate fee to have their membership card and supporting compliance documents with them when they utilize the dumpsters. On page 39 of the handbook it clearly outlines how “unimproved” lot owners can utilize Association dumpsters by purchasing a card from the office to do so. The cost of the card for over a decade has been $25 for the year which allows the member use of the dumpsters. Unfortunately fewer than five members at its peak have taken advantage of this program, so far three members have this year. Not even a speck considering the amount of unimproved lots (no house) we have at the lake. It is recognized that there is a certain amount of trash and materials brought in from outside of the lake, and there are plans in the works to address that issue with the identification and prosecution of offenders. This article should actually be considered step one in the education process. Clarifying and a rewrite of the rules necessary to address the problem will be step 2, and it will be announced as soon as it is completed so all are aware of the rule changes. I encourage each and every member to obtain the current membership handbook and look at the rules regarding trash disposal while understanding that in the coming months those rules may have some changes. Any changes will be in the monthly paper and posted on other media avenues the lake utilizes. The final step in the educational process (and it will be coming very soon) will most likely be an encounter with the Safety Office resulting in an infraction violation and a meeting with the Infraction Committee. While the Association will continue to investigate other avenues of trash disposal, your cooperation is deeply appreciated. We as members have to step up and become responsible for our own trash control as well as help the Association keep down costs. The Safety Office will do their best to continue to increase monitoring of the areas for non-compliance; however, they cannot do it alone. Any assistance you can provide them would be appreciated. If you are a member in compliance and are stopped by the Safety Office while dumping, understand they are not trying to make your life miserable; they are trying to enforce the rules which in turn will save you money. At the board meeting on Sunday the fine for lot owners utilizing dumpsters without the card or paid for trash service increased from a MINIMUM $100 fine to $250. It’s simple math. Take your chances of getting caught and an infraction ticket with a minimum fine of $250 or spend $25 bucks on the card, maintain paid trash service and not have an issue. It’s your choice.

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You may have noticed on the June water bill, there was a web page address listed that allowed access to our 2017 Annual Water Quality Report for PWSD #3. For those who accessed this report and read it, there was some industry “jargon” and all these initials: ppb for parts per billion, ppm for parts per million, mcl for maximum contaminant level, TTHM for total trihalomethanes – let me assure you the news was good. In category after category, our product, the water that comes out of the faucet, tested well below the maximum contaminant levels. There were no categories in which our water was even close to the maximum allowable contaminant level. Let’s look at some of these categories to get a clearer picture: Nitrates: this is a big one consisting of run-off from fertilizer, leaching from septic tanks, sewage, etc. Without going into detail, I can tell you that in neighboring Iowa, with all of the big corporate farms and feedlots, this is a huge problem. PWSD #3 is in good shape. Maximum allowable contaminant level is 10 parts per billion. The highest tested level for our water product had 0.12 parts per billion. Likewise for Atrazine which is a result of runoff from herbicides used on row crops. Maximum contaminant level allowed is 3 parts ppb. The highest level in our water was .47 ppb. In the past, the biggest challenge for our water district was in the area of “Disinfection Byproducts.” There is a Catch 22 present in regard to water quality; in order to control the various contaminants such as nitrates, Atrazine, and lead (by the way our lead level is way below the MCL as well), it is necessary to introduce chemicals into the processing procedure . . . and then the chemicals also become subject to the testing requirements. For several years, TTHM levels (total trihalomethines) were right at a level of 80 parts per billion. Currently, due to several procedures put in place by Water Plant Manager Roger Barker, that number has been lowered to a very acceptable level of 54 parts per billion. In addition, 2017 featured an additional round of water quality samplings requested by the DNR. These tests were for the purpose of monitoring the poVICE tential presence of e-coli in raw water samplings with a threshold of no more than 100 colonies per sampling. So far, Lake Viking water has passed this test with flying colors. In several of the samplings, presence of e-coli was and/or Excavator, maybe a Viking Man in the corner the (from ZERO. The highest number noted was 8 with several other months showing make a visual link between the two businesses 5, 3, 2, andDEFAULT 1. Again this is-well under the mcl of 100! Do Not Change This File. All in all, the testing numbers our water very favorable. Save to current weekfor folder beforeare altering this ad. Hats off to PWSD #3 Manager Roger Barker and his staff.

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By Troy Lesan Several years ago, I wrote a two-part article on a “storied tradition” in local Daviess County High School Basketball lore. The articles were about a power-house team in the 1960s and ‘70s which compiled very impressive records. Year after year the Jameson Huskies regularly won district finals, and they went to the “Final Four” in the state tournament several times. The small town of Jameson, which is less than 20 miles from Lake Viking, was like the “Mouse that Roared.” They were a dynasty of sorts, and known far and wide, for many years, for their prowess on the basketball court. During those years, there was one family that had their fingerprints all over that successful program – the Holleys. Most recently: Larry Holley. Larry’s father served as both superintendent and basketball coach at Jameson and was responsible for the building of the town’s high school gymnasium. Larry’s mother was high school principal. “Mom changed the grades to make me the valedictorian,” Larry once joked. Local legend even has it that Larry had a cousin that once scored 102 points in a girls high school basketball game. This was way back, when girls basketball rules required a jump ball after every basket scored. Larry Holley was a star player on the great Huskie basketball teams. As a first-team “all-state” selection in high school basketball, he went on to play in college basketball at William Jewell where he also lettered in cross country running. As a William Jewell athlete, Larry lettered four times in both sports, was team captain in each sport and William Jewell “Athlete of the Year” in 1967. As it turned out Larry was just getting started in making his mark in college basketball. He went on to become head basketball coach for the William Jewell Cardinals and recently completed his 39th season in that capacity. All totaled, including head coaching positions at Central Methodist (at Fayette, Missouri) and the Northwest Missouri University in Maryville, Larry has coached men’s college basketball for 49 years! In 2018, Larry won the Kansas City Sports Commission “Coach of the Year” award. This was his 15th “Coach of the Year” recognition. During his coaching career at Jewell, he has guided his Cardinal teams to 20-win seasons 25 times! Is it any wonder, therefore, that Larry Holley is number one all time in victories among Missouri four-year college coaches? Not only that, in January, 2018, he became just the 10th person in men’s college basketball history to achieve 900 career victories! Check out the list of the other coaches who have achieved 900 wins: “Coach K,” Mike Krzyzewski of Duke with 1016 victories, Jim Boeheim of Syracuse with 916 victories. (Coaching legends Dean Smith of North Carolina had 879 wins and Adolph Rupp of Kentucky had 876.) It would seem that Coach Larry Holley is in very good company. Impressive achievements for a young man from the tiny town of Jameson. CONGRATULATIONS COACH!

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Winston’s Jesse James Days canceled A popular summer event in Winston won’t be held this year. Jesse James Days, which usually takes place in mid-July, has been canceled for now. The Winston Historical Society hosts the annual event. There are five officers in the organization: Gary Caldwell, Brandi Goll, Terry Caldwell, Barbara Caldwell and Autumn Caldwell. Gary Caldwell, who is president of the Historical Society, says he wasn’t feeling well for a few weeks this spring and simply ran out of time. “I went through a bad spell and it got away from me,” he says. The event, which saw its 30th year last year, takes a lot of manpower to pull off every year. “So many things need to be done, not just that day, but in the days before, and everybody was busy this year,” Mr. Caldwell says. “Normally, over the years, we’ve had plenty of people. But people get old, they move away. There’s hardly anybody left that’s interested. Most of the younger kids are not really interested in history.” The event does not cost a lot to put on and it’s been a good money maker for the historical society. “It always makes money,” Mr. Caldwell says. “We sell food and this and that. We don’t have a lot of outlay on money. It’s more a problem of

help with the work than money.” Jesse James Day is a time-honored tradition for the small town of Winston, and at least for now it may only be delayed. Mr. Caldwell is hoping to do something later on in the year with a Jesse James theme. “Later on, when it gets cooler, we may have a one-day event. We don’t know yet.” Though the exact plans for the fall event are not yet set, the Winston Historical Society will be sure to bring the newspaper that information as soon as it’s available. In the past, one of the big draws of Jesse James Days has been the evening concerts. Music shows will probably be included in the one-day event. “We have a gospel group and the Kountry Gone Crazy band,” Mr. Caldwell says. “Me and my brothers and sisters put on a Hee-Haw type show.” While Jesse James Days may take a year off, there’s no plan to hang up the six-guns for good. “I hope it will continue,” Mr. Caldwell says. “Not this year, but next year and years to come.” For this year, Mr. Caldwell believes canceling the event is the best solution. “I thought it had better get called off, rather than try to do it and not be able,” he says.

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Lake Viking 2018 Boards & Committees Activities Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Ramona Miller, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Board of Directors President, Phil Stockard; 1st Vice President, Mike Krehbiel; 2nd Vice President, Flint Hibler; Secretary, Mike Booth; Asst. Secretary/Sgt. of Arms, James Funk; Treasurer, Troy Lesan; Asst. Treasurer, Susan Zalenski. Viking Valley Association Board of Directors Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Building Committee David Hibler, Dustin Hibler, Chuck Weldon, Jim Miller, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Association office. Building Permits require approval by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of Viking Valley Association. Campground Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Marion Crawford, Mike Wolfe, Charles Sudduth, James Funk, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Cemetery Committee Shad Mort, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Cemetery plots are available; contact the Association office at 660-663-2131 for further information. Communications Susan Zalenski, Dennis Schlaiss Community Strategic Planning Tony Gronniger, Missy Leggett, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Dennis Schlaiss, Robert Hayes, Sherry Parkhurst, Carolyn Leeper, Don Leeper, Susan Zalenski (Chair/Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Phil Stockard Finance Committee Mike Kemna (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Mike Krehbiel, Glenn Miller, Len Zalenski, Phil Stockard, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Kyle Parkhurst, Donna Archibald, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, James Funk (Board Contact) Infraction Committee Roger Lankford, Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Tom Archibald, Jim Gibbany, James Funk (Board Contact) Infraction Committee meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Lower Level Clubhouse. Lake Committee Troy Lesan, Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Sherry Krehbiel, Mike Krehbiel (Board Contact) Special Road District Mark Leggett, Ron Spidle Volunteer Fire Department Jeff Johnson, Rusty Hendricks, Gary King, Tony Gronniger, Dennis Schlaiss, Riley Blades, Luke Threlkeld, Len Zalenski, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Fire Department Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. at the firehouse in the association main parking lot. If you have the interest and the time to serve your community, be sure to attend the next meeting.

Public Water Supply Dist. #3 Kyle W. Parkhurst, President, term expires 4/2020 - Sub-District #3; Troy Lesan, Vice President, term expires 4/2018 - Sub-District #2; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary, term expires 4/2019 - Sub-District #4; Gary Teegarden, term expires 4/2018 - Sub-District #1; Arlo Aschbrenner, term expires 4/2020 - Sub-District #5; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the PWSD No. 3 office. Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. All payments for metered water bills are to be made payable to Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Daviess County, Missouri. You may abbreviate as PWSD #3. If you have any questions, contact the PWSD No. 3 office, 116 Waterworks Dr., Gallatin, Mo. 64640 (located at the water plant). Phone 660-663-2771. For the convenience of customers of Public Water Supply District No. 3, a drop box is available at the front door of the office located at the water plant for the payment of water bills.


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Office Office Address: Address: 144 E. Main, 144 E. Main, Gallatin, Gallatin, MO MO 64640 64640 Office Hours: Office Hours: April April 1 1 -- Labor Labor Day Day Monday-Friday: Monday-Friday: 88 a.m.-4 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m. Saturday: Saturday: 88 a.m.-12 a.m.-12 p.m. p.m. Day Day after after Labor Labor Day Day -- March March 31 31 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m. For the convenience of Association members, a drop box is available in the front door of the association office for the payment of association bills.

Property Owners

You are responsible for your guests and their actions. It is your responsibility to educate them on the rules and regulations of Lake Viking. Lake Viking is private property, but all lots are owned by some other individual. Please do not drive or ride ATV vehicles or bicycles on neighboring lots, or walk across lots to fish or use others’ property without first getting the property owner’s permission.

Fishery Guidelines

Bass: Release all bass 12” to 19”. Fishermen can keep one bass per day of 19” or longer. Crappie: Keep all crappie caught, within the state limit, which is 30 per day. Walleye: Fisherman can keep Walleye at least 21” in length, release all catches under 21”.

Mowing Regulations

You are required to have your lot mowed by May 1st, June 1st and September 1st of each year. If you do not keep your lot mowed, or hire a contract mower, the Association will mow it, and bill you $60.00 for each mowing.

The Association does not want to be in the mowing business.

Please self-mow your lot or hire a contract mower to do it for you. All contract mowers are required to submit a customer list to the Association office. If you are not on their initial list, you may be accidentally billed by the Association, so please contact your mower early. The below listed mowers have registered with the Association office and can usually be reached in the evening. There may be other mowers who advertise in the Lake Viking News.

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Please Keep Control of Your Dogs

Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Violation of this rule may be subject to an Infraction Ticket issued to the property owner.

Building Permit Notice

Building Permits are required, but not limited to the following projects: fences, storage shed, shelters, decks, boat docks, boat houses, room additions, porches and any alteration of the roof line; and any other construction that requires large earth moving equipment, concrete trucks and other equipment that requires multiple axle trailers. Failure to comply with building regulations could result in a minimum fine of $500 and loss of lake privileges. Any construction not in compliance with these regulations could result in forced relocation of the structure.



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Anytime you are burning brush, etc., on your lot, make certain you are burning on your lot and not someone else’s property. Unattended burning is prohibited and burning is not allowed when winds are in excess of 15 mph and shall be subject to an Infraction Ticket and fine.

Member Reminders

• Helmets are required to be worn when operating a motorcycle within the Lake Viking Subdivision. • Goose population control is hard to manage... The first step in this process is DO NOT FEED THE GEESE!

Emergency Phone Numbers * DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY ....................911 Ambulance - Fire - Rescue * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept...............................911 To Report Fire Only * Lake Viking Safety Patrol.................660-663-2204 * Sheriff, Daviess Co...........................660-663-2031 or 663-2149 * Highway Patrol (Emergencies) ....1-800-525-5555

***************** Important Phone Numbers * Association Office.............................660-663-2131 * Maintenance Barn.............................660-663-2777 * Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant).....660-663-2771 Roger Barker - (Emergency after hours)....660-663-3600

* Lake Viking Marine, Inc., Lot #1000.660-663-3722 * Lake Viking Sales Office, Lot #Z-9...660-663-2134 * Farmers Electric Co-op., Inc. * During business hours............1-800-279-0496 * After Hours...............................1-800-927-5334 * Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.1-800-346-6844 or 1-800-778-7652 * Windstream Telephone Company * Customer Service (Residential).1-800-501-1754 * Repair Service.............................1-800-782-6206


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By Troy Lesan For a while on June 9, the clubhouse parking lot looked like Grand Central Station: two food trucks, the second Saturday open-air market, and last but not least the Second Annual Lake Viking Poker Run. This year’s poker run was bigger – 120 players compared to 87 last year. The event started at noon allowing participants four hours to drive their vehicles – ATVs, UTVs, golf carts and at least one Corvette – to the five different stations to draw cards for their poker hand. Once back at the clubhouse parking lot, they were also able to buy raffle tickets for a half-hog (provided by Chillicothe Locker and to be given away June 30), buy tickets to a 50-50 raffle, a silent auction, and of course see who had the winning hand. By the time the drawings and winning hands were announced, the temperature was in the 90s – again! – but there were some hot hands as well. Winning hand for the $200 first place prize was four jacks held by Greg Coin. Second best hand, good for $120, was a royal flush held by Martin Ray, and Casey Johnson won $75 with an ace high flush. Resa Wiltse won the 50/50 raffle and promptly donated it back to the activities committee. All totaled, this event raised $3,362 and is another great effort by Mary Hibler and her activities committee!

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Chapter Eight Written by Carolyn Mueller Illustrated by Christopher Grant

T he Van Arsdale family has many fond

Jim was only with us for 12 years, but in that time he made a huge impact on those around him. You know, I really think that dogs live such a short time for a reason. We don’t need decades, like humans do, to figure everything out. We already know the best way to live. Never waste a day. Always be there for others. Always enjoy good food. Listen to those around you. There is nothing worth more than loyalty and love.

memories of Jim the Wonder Dog. My brother, Son, and I have grown up hearing stories about our incredible father. Now that we’re just a couple of old dogs ourselves, it’s important for us to remember and pass on these true tales so that the legend of our father will never be forgotten.

The city of Marshall, where Jim lived at the Ruff Hotel, continues to celebrate Jim, helping his story to live on many years after his death. Jim’s grave is in Ridge Park Cemetery. He is the only animal with the privilege of being buried there, and people routinely bring treats, dog toys, flowers and coins to honor him. The Ruff Hotel is gone, but in its place lies a beautiful garden, built to honor my father. Visitors can stroll through quiet pathways lined with lovely flowers and bushes and read Jim’s story on sign posts as they go. Every year in May, the city celebrates Wonder Dog Day to commemorate the legend of its “most famous citizen.” Dogs come from near and far to participate in a doggie parade and a Frisbee contest! It’s truly a special day celebrating the life of a very special dog. One question remains to be answered, though. How did he do it? How did Jim understand humans so completely and thoroughly that he could complete any task asked of him, in any language? How did he predict the future? How did he know how to

identify all of those trees? Lots of scientists and inquiring minds have pondered over the years just exactly what animals know, and how they know it. People may never truly be able to understand the animal mind. In his time, Jim was tested. Doubters tried to prove that he was actually just a trained dog, or responding to his owner’s body language, or perhaps simply relying on dumb luck. But the truth is, no human could ever figure out exactly how my father did “his stuff.” And no one ever will. Jim is a mystery to everyone, especially Sam. Sam never tried to explain Jim. His powers were as peculiar to him as they were to any observer. The clumsy, runt of the litter had surpassed everyone’s most basic expectations. Jim changed Sam. Sam had been a man who believed that a dog was an

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animal with a job to do, put on this earth simply to help him hunt quail. Sam was always kind and gentle with animals, but in his eyes they were not family or even companions. Dogs were useful for hunting, and that was all that really mattered about them. After Jim though, Sam changed. He saw that dogs might be capable of understanding and communicating in ways he never thought were possible. One look into Jim’s eyes told people that these animals were made of something more. Sam began to appreciate each and every dog as a unique, intelligent being, an animal that could become not just a companion, but family. That’s how Sam treats me, of course. I may not have the powers of my father, but I know that I am respected and loved.

All dogs live as examples for our owners. But Jim went beyond just that. He listened and understood in a way that no dog could ever replicate. His incredible abilities helped to bridge a unique connection and an understanding between dog and human. Maybe no one will ever solve the mystery of his abilities. But we can look back, celebrate and appreciate him for who he was. He was Jim. And he was a Wonder Dog.

Paper training A garden was built to honor Jim the Wonder Dog. In what ways could a person be honored in a newspaper? Can you find an example of someone being honored? Learning Standards: I can read historical fiction and make text-to-text and text-to-world connections. For a companion teaching guide, visit and use download code: teachmo17.

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Jim the Wonder Dog is an 8-part series about a real dog who lived in Marshall in the 1930s. It is provided through the Reading Across the Nation project from the National Newspaper Association Foundation, the Missouri Press Foundation, and the Marshall Tourism Commission. This series is reprinted from the Gallatin North Missourian and will appear in the Lake Viking News over the next few months.

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MSHP joins Operation Dry Water for June 29-July 1 weekend Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol’s participation in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is in its 10th year and Missouri has participated since the program’s inception. This national campaign includes marine law enforcement officers from all 50 states and six U.S. territories. Officers will coordinate special patrols to keep our waterways safe from boaters operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This year, June 29-July 1, 2018 has been designated as Operation Dry Water weekend. “As a partner in this national campaign, troopers will focus their efforts on detecting and apprehending impaired boat operators,” said Col. Karsten. “Consuming alcohol and then operating a vessel puts lives at risk. The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins its Operation Dry Water partners in stressing the importance of being sober when in and around water. Please don’t operate a vessel if you’ve consumed alcohol.” Last year, 628 local, state, and federal agencies

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influence continues to be a leading factor in crashes and deaths on our nation’s waterways according to recently released U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics. Missouri boat operators are reminded that a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater will lead to an arrest for boating while intoxicated. Intoxicated boat operators endanger themselves, their passengers, and other boaters utilizing our many waterways. Boating under the influence applies to drugs as well as alcohol. Even some prescription medications can make operating a recreational vessel unsafe. Alcohol use can impair a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. Alcohol use is dangerous for passengers too. Intoxicated passengers can easily slip, fall overboard or suffer other life-threatening accidents. “Troopers will be on the water enforcing Missouri’s laws and protecting those enjoying our lakes and rivers,” said Colonel Karsten. “Missouri is blessed with a variety of water-related recreation opportunities. Floating, swimming, and boating activities should be fun, safe experiences. Please choose to be a sober boater and to always wear a life jacket when you’re on or near the water.”


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NFPA underscores electric shock hazards in pools and at marinas during summer months With the start of summer just around the corner, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps. Electric shock drowning (ESD) happens when faulty wiring sends an electrical current into the water. The current then passes through the body and causes paralysis. When this happens, a person can no longer swim and ultimately drowns. “Most people, including boat and pool owners and swimmers, are not aware of the risks of electric shock drowning,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “NFPA is raising awareness of this troubling trend and sharing our water safety resources so that everyone can safely enjoy summer water activities.” Here are tips for swimmers, pool and boat owners: Tips for swimmers a.. Never swim near a marina, dock or boatyard, or near a boat while it’s running. b.. While in a pool, hot tub or spa, look out for underwater lights that are not working properly, flicker or work intermittently. c.. If you feel a tingling sensation while in a pool, immediately stop swimming in your current direction. Try and swim in a direction where you had not felt the tingling. Exit the water as quickly as possible; avoid using metal ladders or rails. Touching metal may increase the risk of shock. Tips for pool owners a.. If you are putting in a new pool, hot tub or spa, be sure the wiring is performed by an electrician experienced in the special safety requirements for these types of installations.

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By Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist In my last column, I discussed gardening in shady areas, and mentioned what you must consider when choosing a plant that will tolerate low light. Our guide sheet that I mentioned has many good suggestions. If you have heavy shade, I have always liked hostas, for their ability to tolerate a wide variety of conditions. Hostas are well known for their beautiful foliage, and some will even reward you with flowers as well. A few of these even have a light fragrance. Their remarkable adaptation to shaded areas has made them increasingly popular in recent years. Although some varieties can take full sunlight, most will not thrive there, and their leaves often scorch, bleach or burn. They do well in light to medium shade, and most will even grow under heavy shade. They may not grow as fast in heavy shade, compared to light shade, and they may not flower in heavy shade, but they should grow. When considering a site to plant, keep in mind that hostas like well-drained soils. They will not last long in poorly drained soils. There are many types of hostas available. Some may have short leaves, only three inches long. Others may have leaves ranging up to 10 to 15 inches in length. Common heights may range from eight inches on up to 24 inches. A few specimen hostas even check in at 48 inches tall. Plant widths may range from six inches to several feet in some of those specimen varieties. Leaf patterns vary widely too. Some are solid green. Others may be variegated, with color patterns including blue-green, yellowgreen, green with yellow margins, green with white margins, and yellow-green with dark green margins. Leaves may be broad and rounded or long and narrow. You may see examples of dull, glossy, heavily textured, or ribbed leaves. The varieties that are known for fragrance were developed from the species plantaginea. These plants produce


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