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Official Newsletter for Grand Lakes Homeowners Association. Published by Krenek Printing Co. - 281-463-8649

February 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day! What’s New IN FEBRUARY 2013 Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! How can you make this Hallmark holiday a fun-filled and romantic event? - with something sweet! And read about the foods you can eat to super charge your workout. Plus, all about Mardi Gras!

NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DEADLINES Newsletter articles are due by the 20th of the month for the upcoming issue. Newsletter article deadlines are: March 2013 - due 1/20

April 2013 - due 2/20

LEAD THE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, WOMAN’S COMMITTEE AND JULY 4 th EVENT! Volunteer and become community events chairperson. Presently, we need chairpersons and co-chairs for the following committees: • Independence Day Celebration committee • Garage Sales committee • Grand Lakes Woman’s committee If you want to volunteer, contact Sherita Jeter at PCMI (sjeter@stes.com or 281-870-0585).

Grand Lakes News Winter has settled in here within Houston, Texas and it’s a nice, refreshing change. Hopefully, you’ve put away your holiday trimmings and décor, and are gearing up for a month filled with activities for everyone: MARDI GRAS! I lived in Biloxi, MS, as my first job was at WLOXTV-ABC13. I lived about an hour or so away from New Orleans, but wasn’t interested in the hurrah of Nawlins’ Mardi Gras celebrations. However, this is indeed a fun-filled holiday for everyone. My friend Terri and I drove along the lovely MS Gulf Coast through Biloxi, Gulfport and then Pass Christian just to see the parades and the excitement along the faces of spectators. Mardi Gras is so colorful, so spirited that you just immediately get put in a good mood. Sure catching the beads was nice, but one must be careful, because you can also catch the flu from the beads! We would do live reports at the TV station and the food - my goodness. King Cake, treats and gold coin candies. And the traditional Mardi Gras dishes were absolutely delicious from what I heard and witnessed. (I couldn’t eat any of these delights as I’m vegetarian; and yes, it was very hard to find a “safe” place to eat in Biloxi!) But indeed, this was a lovely event. Celebrate! Published by: Krenek Printing 7102 Glen Chase Ct • Houston, TX 77095 • 281-463-8649 February 2013 Grand Lakes email: news@krenekprinting.com for articles • ads@krenekprinting.com for business ads • classified@krenekprinting.com for classified ads

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FOODS TO SUPER CHARGE YOUR WORKOUT! Whatever your workout or sport, these “energy-packed eats” will help you maintain steady energy throughout the week and boost it during your toughest workouts. • Whole grains: Whole oats oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet or farro. Your body needs the fast energy of carbs during heavy training cycles. Whole grains are good sources of protein too. • Nuts: A handful of unsalted, natural nuts is a great quick energy source just before a workout. Avoid peanuts, macadamia nuts and cashews. Your best bets are: almonds, walnuts and pecans. • Eggs • Fresh fruit and vegetables • Lean protein: Fish, poultry and beans keep saturated fat to a minimum. • Ground chia seed: Packed with protein, fiber and a good balance of essential fatty acids. Add a spoonful to smoothies or oatmeal for a nutty flavor similar to flax seed. • Sweet potatoes: Try them baked with a sprinkle of walnuts and cinnamon - great for breakfast or a snack. • Fluids: Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! • Avocado: Fats should make up about 25% of your daily diet when you’re training, so avocados are an easy way to get the healthy fat.

EASY VEGAN VALENTINE SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE! As a vegetarian, it’s difficult to find sweets that are eggless and also dairy-free. But it’s not impossible! Be sure to surprise your valentine with this super easy and vegan sugar cookie recipe: • 1 cup plain white flour • 1/2 cup or slightly less granulated sugar • 1/2 cup SmartBalance or soy butter • 1 tsp. baking powder • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

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Translated from the French, Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday.” In short, it’s the last day before the traditional Catholic Lenten fasting season leading up to Easter Sunday. For those cities that celebrate it - most famously New Orleans, Louisiana - Mardi Gras means feasts, multiple parades, elaborate costumes and parties.

Mardi Gras Origin Some scholars trace Mardi Gras’ roots to the ancient Roman Lupercalia festival, which was held in mid-February. Like many other pagan holidays, early Church leaders incorporated elements of the celebration into the new faith rather than risk alienating converted followers. As Catholicism spread across Europe, so did the Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras Comes to America By the Middle Ages, Mardi Gras or “Carnival,” had become a major holiday in France and early French explorers brought the tradition to the New World when establishing settlements in their explorations of the Mississippi River. With its strong French roots, New Orleans naturally evolved into one of the premier Mardi Gras destinations in the world. Mardi Gras: The Religious roots The Mardi Gras kicks off on the Epiphany, twelve days after Christmas on January 6th, also known as Twelfth Night or Three Kings Day, celebrating the arrival of the three wise men and their gifts to the baby Jesus. The season ends promptly at midnight on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.

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What’s in a name: Eating a calf The name “Fat Tuesday” comes from the tradition of eating a slaughtered calf on the final day of Carnival. These days, though, that definition has expanded to include feasting on pretty much any rich fatty food. Mardi Gras Around the world Mardi Gras or Carnival is celebrated in many cities around the world besides New Orleans, including Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Nice, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But many small towns and municipalities celebrate Mardi Gras as well, including the tiny community of Rubonia, Florida. The Universal Studios Florida theme park also throws a Mardi Gras celebration on weeknights from February to April, featuring parades and concerts by national acts.

We want to celebrate you!! Anniversaries, birthdays, shout-outs, congratulations, good job, welcome home, Grand Lakes celebrates you. Be sure to email: monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com with your announcements so the entire community can share blessings with you!

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL MIPI is off to another great start this year! We offer moms an opportunity to come together with other moms for one hour of concentrated prayer each week. We pray for our kids, schools, teachers and staff. Alexander Elem., Griffin Elem., Holland Elem. and Beckendorff JH are all meeting at Redeemer Baptist with the multi-school group on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM. Contact Kathy Hollister at hfamily6@ consolidated.net for more information. The contact for Seven Lakes HS and SLJH is Connie Creager at rccreager@netzero.net - Contact Con-

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The Katy Go Club Go / Wei Qi / Baduk: Learn how to play this 4,000-year-old Asian strategy game or find an opponent to challenge you. We are organizing a club to meet weekly or bi-weekly in the Katy area. All skill levels are welcome. Please send an email to Paul Wheeler, Pkwheeler@ti.com with your interest.

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The Grand Lakes Asian Indian “DESIS” Group The Grand Lakes Asian Indian Group organizes two meet, eat and greet events each year - one for Diwali and one for Holi. We have been hosting these potlucks for the past few years at the Cow Barn Park. If you are interested in joining, please register online at the Grand Lakes Desis group http://groups.yahoo. com/group/GrandLakesDesis to communicate with other members and receive updates for future events. We look forward to meeting you soon!

The Grand Lakes Strategy Board Game Club

Come and join the Grand Lakes Men’s Tennis Group. We are a group of intermediate level players (USTA rating 3.0 - 4.0) and play twice a week. Email Krish at KARWIKAR@YAHOO.COM for details.

The Grand Lakes Strategy Board Game Club meets once a month for an evening of competition. If you are familiar with such games like “Diplomacy,” “Axis and Allies” and “Rail Baron,” then this club is right for you. Email billfox@ chevron.com to add your name added to the email distribution list for invitations to future games.

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A great way to get to know your neighbors, make friends and share stories from our diverse backgrounds. We meet once a month for breakfast or lunch in the home of one of our great ladies. Please call or email Adita Larson for more information at 281-398-7125 or aditalarson@ att.net (email).

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GRAND LAKES Playgroups

Are you new to Grand Lakes? Want your child to meet new friends in our neighborhood? Grand Lakes playgroups provide an opportunity to get involved in our community while having a great time and meeting new friends. There is a playgroup for every age from newborn through kindergarten and most times/days will work around your child’s preschool schedule. Contact Elizabeth Demaree at emtheriot@yahoo.com or 281-392-8861.

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Grand Lakes Chinese children playgroup! We meet each Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Learn Chinese and enjoy fun with other children aged 5 and younger. Contact Stella at 713-410-0520 (Zhang Jing) or stellagrhodes@ msn.com (email).

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GRAND LAKES ANNOUNCEMENTS WELCOME to Grand Lakes! GRAND LAKES EMAIL GROUP If you are not in the community email group, go to www.grandlakeslife.com and click “Join Our Mailing List” to add as many email addresses as you like. We do not share these addresses with anyone for any reason. Messages are sent only a couple times a month with items of interest to the community.

Organizing Grand Lakes Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

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Have you been trained as a CERT member? Leslie Power and Shelia Maneffa are interested in gathering names together of CERT trained individuals who live in Grand Lakes. If you are a member and would like to be included in this Grand Lakes Team, please email freetofly1234@gmail.com - Leslie. TEEN CERT trained members are welcome as well. We hope to get to know other CERT in Grand Lakes and be better organized and prepared to help one another in a crisis situation when first responders may not be readily available. Visit citizencorps.gov/cert/ if you have not been trained, but would like more information. The West I-10 Fire Department holds periodic training classes. Visit facebook.com/pages/West-I-10-CERT/ - their facebook page. contact Scott Fenwick at scottfen@swbell.net if you are interested in a class. The classes are held one night a week for 8 weeks at the Fire Department.

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RECYCLING NEWS FOR GRAND LAKES Did you know that you can recycle your GLASS jars and bottles, along with any STYROFOAM? Our community recycling company, Best Trash, accepts glass and styrofoam! It takes approximately 1 MILLION YEARS for glass bottles to decompose and Styrofoam containers - over 1 MILLION YEARS! Let’s ALL try to recycle - with curbside pick-up so there are no more excuses!

Recycling Centers near you! The Ft. Bend County Recycling Center in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away), accepts glass/bottles, Styrofoam and other items. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website www.co.fort-bend.tx.us for information.

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Pet Poops/You Scoop When your pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. This is a growing issue within the community. Come with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be the most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect for every Grand Lakes homeowner and our beautiful community. Pet feces damages lawns and many residents are working hard to maintaining their grass!

KEEP YOUR Pets on Leashes For the safety of all Grand Lakes residents, please use all precautions with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you do come across a loose pet or a pet that may be lost, please try to take in the pet temporarily to your home if you can and immediately email the Grand Lakes Pets Lost and Found: grandlakes4pets@aol.com

Stop That Barking! Dogs left alone all day get lonely, bored and restless. Many find relief in barking. Some respond noisily to any and all activity. Nothing is as annoying as incessant barking-even for dog lovers. If your dog is a yapper or a yowler, please consider some of these bark-abatement ideas to keep the noise down in your area. Your neighbors will thank you! • Training. Always the first recommendation for any behavioral problem! Training not only helps your dog, you’ll be surprised how much it helps you, too. You may get some insight into why your dog barks so much, or what it is trying to communicate. • Citronella collars. A humane alternative to the electric-shock, anti-barking collar and costs about the same. • Confinement. Sometimes simply bringing an outspoken dog indoors or confining it to a crate cuts down on the disturbance to neighbors. • For inside dogs, reduce stimulus. Close drapes to help muffle street noise, or leave a radio on to mask it. • Companionship. Dogs are pack animals; they need companionship-a cat, bird or another dog. Consider a mid-day visit from a pet-sitting service or drop your pooch off at a friend’s place or a day-care facility once or twice a week.

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Grand Lakes Dog Park Grand Lakes welcomes you and your four-legged friend to the community dog park. The park is located in the southeast corner of Grand Lakes: from south Fry Road go south on Rainwood Park Drive, left at Central Park (Grand Brooks Lane), left on Emily Park, left on Grandwood Lane, then right on Calico Crossing. The park and parking lot is on your right toward the end of the street.

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Grand Lakes’ facilities are available at first come first serve basis. These facilities include, but are not limited to: Tennis Courts, Park areas, Town Square gazebos/sitting areas, Greenbelts (walk and bike trails), Community lakes, etc. The facilities cannot be reserved for any reason. Please refer to PCMI for further details.

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COMMUNITY NOTICE: NO POSTING SIGNS AT MAIL BOXES Absolutely NO signs and letters are to be posted by on Grand Lakes’ mail box stations. Contacts listed on the signs will be charged to have the signs removed by a vendor. Contact PCMI for all community issues and contact Krenek Printing for advertising in the Grand Lakes’ newsletter.

Fence Staining Please be aware that resident fence painting is not permitted in the Grand Lakes Community  without the approval of the New Construction Committee (NCC). In an effort to maintain visual harmony within Grand Lakes, the Association does not permit residents to color stain their exterior fences. Residents   can however, seal their fence with a clear wood preservatives treatment, provided it is approved by the Grand Lakes Community Association, NCC. Should you have any questions regarding this matter or any other home improvements, modifications or additions to your home’s exterior, please contact PCMI at 281-870-0585.

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NO Motorized Vehicles, EXCEPT FOR MOBILITY ASSISTANCE VEHICLES For the safety of Grand Lakes residents, do not operate go-carts, motorized recreational scooters, three- or four-wheelers or cars on walking/jogging trails, lake bridges, sidewalks, park and play areas, greenbelts and all open common grounds. Mobility assistance vehicles, like power wheel chairs are exempt from this notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

Grand Lakes “Lakes” NOTE: Grand Lakes has a strict CATCH & RELEASE policy. Only “barb-less” hooks are allowed to prevent injuring fish that are caught and returned. Please use care when handling fish and gently return them to the water as quickly as possible. Trotlines or other non-standard fish-catching tools are forbidden. Common sense and proper care of the fish will ensure a long-lasting experience. The fish and the water “health” are monitored to ensure a thriving underwater environment.

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In the community of Grand Lakes, there are several common areas for the residents to enjoy. These common areas are restricted to residents for individual and family use and for community events. It is important that we do not abuse these areas with events other than the activities mentioned. The homeowners association maintains all of these areas so if there is any damage to these areas the community pays for it. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community beautiful.

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Mistake #2: Ignoring Specific Financial Goals. It is difficult to create an effective investment plan without first targeting a specific dollar amount and recognizing how much time you have to pursue that goal. To enjoy the same quality of life in retirement that you have become accustomed to during your prime earning years, you may need the equivalent of up to 80% of your final working year’s salary for each year of retirement.

Mistake #4: Timing the Market. Some investors try to base investment decisions on daily price swings. But unless you have a crystal ball, “timing the market” could be very risky. A better idea might be to buy and hold investments for several years.

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GRAND LAKES TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. email to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission.

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As posted on the Texas Education Agency’s website: “Deferring the 15 percent rule for this school year relieves some of the pressure being felt in Texas districts as we continue the transition to a more rigorous accountability system,” Williams said. “This deferral also allows the Texas Legislature ample opportunity to address the various issues and concerns that have been expressed about implementation of the new system.” On Nov. 29th, Williams received letters from Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senate Education Committee Chair Dan Patrick urging deferral of the 15 percent rule. All three state leaders noted the rule would be an issue that would be discussed during the upcoming legislative session. To read the full announcement from the Texas Education Agency, visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147510194 (website).

KATY ISD PARTNERS IN EDUCATION KATY ISD FOOD FOR FAMILIES CAMPAIGN Together we have raised $16,199 for grocery gift cards to support 293 Katy ISD families for the holidays. For that, we thank you! Many blessings to you and your families.

STAAR SCORES WILL NOT AFFECT COURSE GRADES FOR 2012 - 2013 Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that he will again defer the requirement that states that STAAR end-of-course examinations be counted as 15 percent of a student’s final grade in each subject tested. With this announcement, local school districts have the option to move forward with the 15 percent rule for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. Last year, Katy ISD opted to participate in the deferral as the district adjusted to the rigor of the new STAAR test. “Katy ISD will again participate in the deferral, as we feel that this will allow both students and teachers an opportunity to better understand STAAR, while focusing on the subject matter and not just a final test score,” said Dr. Christine Caskey, Katy ISD Chief Academic Officer.

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RAE PTA EXEC BOARD The Roosevelt Alexander Elementary PTA Executive Board celebrated the holiday season together at the home of the PTA president, Shani Matheson. A wonderful potluck luncheon and gift exchange was enjoyed by all.

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RAE PTA FUNDRAISER Roosevelt Alexander Elementary PTA held a fun and successful fundraiser this fall. The entire school participated in Boosterthon, a week filled with positive messages centered around character lessons and physical fitness, that culminated in a school wide fun run and all around party.

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Four cheerleaders from Beck and Beckendorf Junior High were chosen as All Americian Cheerleaders at the 2012 KISD Summer Cheer Camp. As All American Cheerleaders they got to perform in the Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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BECKENDORFF JR. HIGH BEAR BUDDIES Beckendorff Junior High’s Bear Buddies program has teamed up with the Life Skills class to sell pickles to students during advisory every Wednesday. Proceeds benefit the Life Skills department and help fund the department’s CBI trips (Community Based Instruction). CBI events include activities such as shopping for groceries, where students learn about following budgets then taking their ingredients and cooking recipes, behind the scenes tours of how facilities work, generalizing a variety of skills they learn in the classroom into the community, practicing restaurant skills such as ordering and paying and learning how to engage in activities that typically developing children enjoy, such as bowling and painting ceramics, etc. BDJH Bear Buddies is a program developed to introduce and engage typically developing students with their peers who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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BDJH Principal Mindy Dickerson, PTA Presidint Wendy Szczechowski and event coordinator Alexandra Bourgeois. Sitting NJHS students Natalie Truong and Sidney Dobbs.

BECKENDORFF JUNIOR HIGH “KIDS HELPING KIDS” National Junior Honor Society, in collaboration with the BDJH PTA and Staff collected gifts for students in the district - “Kids helping kids.”

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Beckendorff Bear Buddies hosted a holiday party to wrap up the fall semester! There was ‘freeze-dancing’ to holiday tunes and a special visit by Santa and a few of his elves! BDJH Bear Buddies is a program developed to introduce and engage typically developing students with their peers who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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SEVEN LAKES STUDIO VII PRESENTS THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Seven Lakes High School’s award winning Studio VII Theatre troupe presents the wildly entertaining and spectacularly funny homage to Jazz Age musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone.

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When show narrator Man in Chair plays for the audience a record of his favorite 1920s musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, the show bursts to life in his living room. Lovingly spoofing old musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone features a comic cast of characters involved in

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Directed by Chocs Landgrebe, with Musical Direction by Shannon Carter, Choreography by Maggie Rodriguez and Technical Direction by Joshua Heerssen.  Performances of Studio VII’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone are February 7th, 8th and 9th, with performances at 7 PM each day and an additional 2 PM Matinee performance on the 9th. Advanced ticket sales began the week of January 14th and are $10/Students and $12/Adults. Ticket reservations available by calling the Box Office at 281-237-2836.  Ticket prices increase to $15/Adults and $12/Students when purchased at the door. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.   For additional press release information, please contact Tamara Grisko, Publicity Manager, Studio VII Booster Club at playbill@ studiovii7.com

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SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL PTSA The Seven Lakes High School PTSA Executive Board celebrated the holidays with a luncheon and gift exchange at Dekker’s Mesquite Grill in Fulshear.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Pope john xxii High School COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE Pope john xxii High School, 1800 West Grand Parkway N., Katy, TX 77449, located on the corner of franz and w. Grand parkway, will host a community wide garage sale on Saturday March 2, 2013, from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, in the school gym (rain or shine). 12x12 spaces are available to rent for $30, if interested. Please contact Ana Sanchez at ams1965@att.net regarding community garage sale. Space is limited, so act fast!

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church Plans Annual Bazaar

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 4th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street in Old Katy.   Saturday night will feature a Silent Auction, BBQ dinner and a kid’s meal with a Sweet Shop, as well as music and the country store.   Sunday will feature the Live Auction at 1 PM, Entertainment, Food Booths, Games, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Country Store and will provide fun for all ages.   Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event.   For more information about St. Bart’s and upcoming events, go to www.st-bart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.

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February 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM. The Spartans are partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training to raise funds to help find a cure for blood cancers. The Miles for Miracles 5K and The Mission Mile Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Seven Lakes High School along with a fun festival with food and vendors. you can register at milesformiracles5k.com if you are interested in running. Registration is $30. All participants will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and a medal.

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When: Saturday, February 9th & March 9th, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494 What: Aluminum Can Recycling Collection - Drop off your aluminum beverage cans to be recycled. Why: The money collected from recycling the cans is used to purchase computers. Thanks to Tradition Bank on Pin Oak Blvd. in Old Katy Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm   To date, Keep Kids Connected has delivered 349 computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. This was made possible with the generosity of our donors and supporters.   Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or keepkidsconnected@gmail.com Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org   

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It made history in 1943 as the first of its kind to be established on a local school level and now the Katy Rodeo has grown to encompass three nights of rodeo entertainment for the whole family. 70 years later, the Katy Rodeo is one of the few remaining youth and professional rodeos still supporting FFA. In conjunction with the annual Katy ISD livestock show, the Katy Rodeo is an event that supports agricultural education within the Katy Independent School District. The livestock show, rodeo, carnival and parade draw sold out crowds from Katy and many of the surrounding areas. The Katy Rodeo has something for all ages. The Katy Cowgirl Mounted Drill Team opens each night’s performance while a Katy ISD student performs the national anthem. The rodeo consists of all pro events including Bareback and Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Breakaway, Calf and Team Roping, Bull Riding and Barrel Racing while allowing the Katy youth to participate in junior Calf Roping and junior Barrel Racing. The young children can also participate in the rodeo events by joining the Stick Horse race or the ever-popular Mutton Bustin’. The KISD FFA students have a chance to compete in the “ever popular” Calf Scramble. The carnival also delights spectators of all ages, as well as the annual Saturday Morning Parade. The 2013 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off its historic 70th year on Thursday, February 21st and runs through Saturday, February 23rd. Please visit www.katyrodeo.org for more information on the rodeo.

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Epiphany Church will host Job Fair for Professionals Job Fair for Professionals on Thursday, January 24, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Epiphany Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT and engineering to name a few.   A list of the companies that are participating and the openings they have, will be given to job candidates on the morning of the fair. To ensure we have the most current information from our participating employers, this list will not be distributed prior to the day of the event.    This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college, but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event.   Bring plenty of resumes.

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include:

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Living Word Lutheran Church Job Search 101 Are you unemployed or in an unsatisfying job? You may want to look for another job, but a job search can be overwhelming and confusing. This FREE series will help you learn how to successfully navigate the search process. Marketing yourself and networking will be the topic on February 4th. On February 11th, the topic will be getting the offer, interviewing and negotiating. The series will be held from 1:30 to 4 pm at Living Word Lutheran Church, 3700 South Mason Rd, Katy TX 77450 in The Gathering Place. Contact Selina Ponniah, selinapon@gmail. com, 281-352-4712 or Jean Marie Huntington, dbhuntington@ consolidated.net, 281-693-9764 to register.

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Half-Price Carnival Packs are now on SALE. The carnival books have scan cards instead of actual little tickets as well as food coupons. The $50 book ($131.50 value) contains 2 scan cards with 75 “ticket credits” on each and the $10 book ($30.50 value) has 1 scan card with 22 “ticket credits.”  AGAIN this year - The Carnival Scan Cards are good for MIDWAY GAMES, as well as the RIDES!

Get your World Championship BBQ tickets and Reliant Park admission tickets on-line as well! NOT INTERESTED IN GOING TO THE CARNIVAL YOURSELF? You can send an Armed Forces member to enjoy the Carnival! In 2012, HLSR welcomed thousands of military men/women and their families to Houston. Through donations, these service personnel were able to enjoy the rides and games at the HLSR carnival. Would you be willing to make that happen? You can donate online with your credit card and designate it to the HLSR Armed Forces Day. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity, so your donation is tax deductible. Every dollar you contribute says thank you to our troops!  The dates for 2013 events are: February 21st - February 23rd      World’s Championship BBQ Contest February 25th - March 14th             RODEOHOUSTON  (visit www.hlsr.com for more details on entertainment lineup) To order now, view this secure link:

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The RODEOHOUSTON entertainer lineup will be released in early January, with 5 entertains already announced. So start making your plans now and get your 1/2 price carnival value packs TODAY! Contact Leanne Wells at 281-770-2093 or email katytxqueen@ yahoo.com to get your Half-Price Carnival Packs.

Hosting a foreign exchange student is easier than you may think During the 2012-2013 school year, students from all across the world will have the opportunity to travel to Houston and surrounding communities to spend the entire school year in the United States, learning and working with American Families. In order for the students to come to the U.S. they must have proper host families lined up. Now is a crucial time of year for the Ayusa program as local staff coordinators to find local host families for the upcoming school year. The Ayusa program is celebrating its 30th year this year and is responsible for more than 60,000 students from 75 different countries spending the school year in the United States. There are not many strict requirements that need to be met to host a student. The most important thing is that those who host students are doing so for the right reason; providing a loving experience and an exposure to American culture. There are a few basic requirements, of course. Anyone older than 25 and can provide food and shelter for a student fulfills the requirements of being a host family. There is a

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Once the host families and students are matched, Ayusa stays involved by monthly contacts with the families, students and quarterly contacts with the schools. Ayusa coordinators also handle the host family orientations and the student orientations. Group activities, such as community service and seeing things with the group of exchange students is also arrange throughout their academic year. With the current school year quickly coming to an end Ayusa’s local staff is busy looking for families for students for the 2012-2013 school year. Many families are needed and with the schools having deadlines and limits for foreign exchange students the earlier the better. It also gives the families and students time to get to know each other via skype, facebook, etc. while waiting for their year abroad to start. Please contact Heather Wells by email ayusakaty@gmail.com or by phone 281-770-3414.

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Katy American Little League’s 2013 Spring Season Registration is now open! Register on-line today at www.KatyAmerican.org Our league offers various divisions for children who are age 5-16 year old, on or before April 30, 2013. Katy American is also pleased to announce the addition of the new Intermediate Division!!! Little

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League has introduced the new Intermediate division (OPEN BASES) this year for 11 and 12 year old players, which will now play on 70 foot base paths and 50 foot pitching distances. This holiday; give your child the gift of a season of baseball at Katy American Little League. It’s a season of fun and happy memories that lasts beyond the holidays.

Inward/Forward Basketball For College & High School Guys at Bear Creek Baptist Church Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 19th and 21st between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym. You can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports, look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 18th and the league runs through May 4th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can email scott.denton@bcstaff. org or Linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or contact us at 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Last year there was such a great response - register early.

Upward Baseball - T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch at Bear Creek Baptist Church We would like to invite children from 4 yrs (as of Sept. 1, 2012) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register at www.bearcreekchurch. tv/sports online. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 25th, 26th and 28th, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also, on March 2nd at 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 4th, we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 18th and the league runs through May 18th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information you can email scott.denton@bcstaff.org or Linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org or contact us at 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Register as soon as possible!

i9 Sports Registration is open for fall Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and TBall/Baseball leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. We focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. For more information, please visit www.i9sports.com or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).

Volleyball Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

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Women’s Basketball League Looking for as many ladies as possible to play. Ages 16+. Contact Krystal Horn for more information at katybball@yahoo.com

Westside Golf League Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@entouch.net or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892

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During the Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 13th at 7 pm, everyone will be welcomed at Holy Communion and all ages will have the option of receiving the Imposition of Ashes. Check out the website for more information: www.newcreationfulshear.org Chef Carlos Vasquez

Make Your Fat Tuesday Phat with New Creation Church! Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras and the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Many traditions celebrate Fat Tuesday with the eating of pancakes, giving the occasion the name ‘Pancake Tuesday’ or ‘Pancake Day.’ Pancakes contain flour, eggs and sugar, which were once forbidden rich foods during Lent. New Creation Church is reviving the old tradition of serving pancakes on Fat Tuesday with a Katy/Fulshear Community Pancake Supper. The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, February 12th, from 5 -7 PM at the Irene Stern Community Center for pancakes and the trimmings! A free will offering will be accepted.

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Pastor Dale Olson and his wife, Alene, believe that everyone matters to God. “We live out our mission statement “to serve and share God’s love.” Part of the Grand Opening offering on Sunday, Feb. 10th will go to the Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry in Fulshear. With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, the message will focus on making our relationships better.

Carlos Vasquez, an Executive Sous Chef at the Hyatt Regency Houston, will head the kitchen staff. When asked to volunteer he replied, “Pancakes are too simple! I’ll have to add something special. You’ll have to come to find out what!” Chef Carlos is a graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute LeNotre and oversees many operations of the hotel including Shula’s Steak House restaurant. The Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear is located on 6920 Katy Fulshear Rd, 77441. please call Pastor Dale, 832-492-5136 or go to www.newcreationfulshear.org for a group reservation.

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Kingsland Baptist Church Weekly Events for Adult 55+ Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785

The December 9th concert, “Christmas around the World,” was the nineteenth year that the congregations of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church and the Katy Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have combined for a Christmas concert. The collaboration began in 1994, at the invitation of Father Jack Dinkins, when new neighbors, the Katy Stake Center, was built across the street. This year’s choir was made up of 120 voices from both congregations, with the addition of a children’s choir of nearly 100, plus Epiphany’s small Contemporary Choir, as well as a community orchestra. The theme of the evening was introduced with flags from many countries being marched in while the congregation joined the choir for “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The Christmas music of

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the concert came from many nations: Italy, West Indies, Ireland, France, Ukraine, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Philippines and Africa, as well as some English and American traditional tunes. There were several highlights. The Latin “O Magnum Mysterium,” gave the impression of a cappella beauty resonating in a Roman cathedral. “O Holy Night,” with the choir backing up Debbie Siebert’s soprano solo, brought audience members the Christmas glory they were hoping to feel. “Silent Night,” sung simply to guitar, as it was originally written, was essential. The two choirs and any who join them from the community, plan to continue the tradition for years to come, with next year marking two decades of singing together. Epiphany includes about 2,500 members in and around Katy. The Katy Stake includes 10 congregations in and around Katy, as well as north to Bear Creek and Copperfield areas and west into Austin County and beyond.

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COMMUNITY INTEREST GROUPS POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated. net or check our Face Book page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com. • West Fort Bend County Republican Women – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. • Katy Area Democrats - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email atydems@hotmail.com. • Katy Mommy Patriots - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. rotary clubs: • The Rotary Club of Katy Sunrise (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit www.katysunriserotary.com. • The Rotary Club of Katy - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281-392-0045 or www.katyrotary.com. • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662. toastmasters: • Katy Toastmasters - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at http://katy.freetoasthost.org/

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• NAMI Family to Family - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637. • DEPRESSION Bipolar support alliance - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents - meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. • Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, classroom B, 701 Fry Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net. • Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • ECI Project TYKE - If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd.org. • Different Strokes - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • The Arc of Katy - Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • West Houston Medical Center - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • Home Encouragement - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org. • Katy Essential Tremor Support Group - meets bimonthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email schwarzrb@comcast.net.

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• Katy ADHD parent group - meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. • Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www. whatisgrace.org/care.html. • st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ministry/merimnao for more information. • Christ Clinic - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • Holy Covenant United Methodist Church weekly Support Groups - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www.holycov.org or call the church 281-5791200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-398-6464. • Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup.com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast. net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule. • Hopekeepers - national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM. • Lifeway International - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753. • Breast Cancer Support Meeting - meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000

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PARENT’S (MOM’S) & CHILDREN’S GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS, ETC. • LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281-829-6833, Maria 832-606-9932 (Spanish). La Leche League International’s website is: www.lalecheleague.org. • MOMS Club of Katy - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com. You can also contact Jamie Ensminger, Membership VP: 832-493-1507. • MOMS @ Second - West Campus - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713465-3408 x 1007. • Katy Moms In PRAYER International group - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. • Mothers’ Share Group - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • Mocha Moms - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org.

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Fisher Price playhouse w/ swing-set, speedy-slide, excellent condition, $345. 305-582-1322. Nordic Track Skier, an American classic exerciser for 34 years! Its smooth natural motioning delivers an all-body, cardio workout that is easy on the knees and back. Has several resistance levels for the arms and legs to vary the workout. No motor to break down, will last indefinitely. $225 OBO! 281-463-6989. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40Wx70L, 1 sink window 34Wx40L. $40 each or best offer. Call 281-463-1175. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

AUTOMOTIVE 2005 Pontiac G6: 4 door, V6, auto, glass roof, all power, $3,800. 713-878-9657. 2002 Volvo S60: 4 door, leather, moon roof, black, all power, V6, $3,950. 713-878-9657. 2005 Ford Taurus: blue, V6, all power, unusually clean, $4,200. 713-878-9657. 2005 Dodge Neon: gray, 4 door, 2.0 - 4 cylinder motor, all power, great condition, $3,950. 713-878-9657. 2009 Saturn Vue XE - 4 Door, white, FWD, 2.4 Liter, 2 Wheel Drive, 45K miles, clean car fax. One owner, excellent condition, $13,900. Call 281-463-1175. 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle, eggshell on white in color, black leather saddle bags, $3,000. 281-726-4305 Pat.

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281-617-2231 HELP WANTED Do you love decorating? Want to get paid to do it? Patricia Fleming Realty Group is now seeking a Part Time Design/Staging Assistant. Meet interesting people, work close to home with very flexible hours. Hourly pay, plus bonuses. No real estate license required. Call Patricia Fleming at 832-549-5422 for details or email Pattif@aim4cash.com. Would you be pleased to earn $1,000 commission on a $1,295 sale and sell a product with a $15,000 value. Work from home. Be your own boss. Huge Demand. F/T & P/T. Not MLM. Contact Cynthia at 866-919-4439. Katy area child care in need of part time and full time childcare providers. Contact Mrs. Dana, 281-394-5437. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com.

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Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-onone support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at mre@mantarayenterprises.com . Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010.

Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd.com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/ monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com.

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POLICE/FIRE Emergency Numbers.... Fire Department (Emergency) Fire Department (Non Emergency) Fort Bend Co. Sheriff

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Utilities/Post Office/FT BEND CO. CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111 Reliant energy 713-207-7777 email:service@reliant.com Reliant energy light outage 713-207-2222 Municipal District Services ( MDS) GL’s MUD # 1,2 & 4 contract with MUD Services (MDS) to operate the GL public water and sewer utilities 24-Hr Repair Hotline -Water Leaks/Sewage Stoppages 281-290-6503 Billing/Payment/Customer Care 281-290-6507 Consolidated Comm.(west of Peek) 1-866-989-2255 AT & T (east of Peek) 1-800-464-7928 Best Trash 281-313-2378 (Pick up Mon. & Thurs.) (Thurs.-Recycle) Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222 1-800-332-7143 or www.centerpointenergy.com/houston> Comcast 713-341-1000 DPS Katy 281-391-4872 Katy & Park Row Post Offices 1-800-275-8777 Dept. of Public Safety 713-465-8462 Poison Control 1/800/222-1222 Ft Bend Co. Animal Control 281-342-1512

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