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HAPPY LABOR DAY! WHAT’S NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 Happy Grilling! What else can you serve with your grill favorites? We have some healthy options. AND - looking to fuel your high energy exercise routine? Think chocolate. Plus - BBQ side favorites! Check out this month’s newsletter!

NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DEADLINES Newsletter articles are due by the 20th of the month for the upcoming issue. Newsletter article deadlines are: October 2013 - due 8/20 November 2013 - due 9/20

GRAND LAKES NEWS And so I begin yet another crazy activity - training for a half marathon. Family and friends must think all of these extreme sports are nutty, but who doesn’t like a challenge? The best way to see things is: one life, so live it to the fullest. During training for the Susan G. Komen race/walk, I contemplated: hmmm. If I can run 3.5 miles, this means I can do double that. If I can run 7 miles, then I might as well train for a half marathon! Many of us feel “I can never do that.” Believe me, if I can, YOU sure can! It all begins with proper training. My lovely friend Heather and her husband have shared excellent tips and research with me and I realize that my training needed more structure. In less time, I am running Football farther, smarter and am less tired! It never hurts time to ask for help! Chalin Texas! lenge yourself and do

something new, too! In this month’s newsletter, be sure to read some super cool articles and reports about healthy side options to eat alongside your grilling favorites this Labor Day weekend, plus fuel your workout foods! Share your thoughts with me at: monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com.

HONORING SEPT. 11 TH Twelve years have passed since the one day that changed our beloved America forever. We will never forget Sept. 11, 2001. There are many ways we can honor the innocent lives lost on this day. Begin by saying a prayer for their souls and continue to pray for the families affected. Volunteer and give to charity and do so without conditions. Plant a tree or flowers and say a prayer. Do something special for our first response teams. Last but not least, be thankful for your many blessings and gifts.

TEACHING KIDDOS THE MEANING OF LABOR DAY How can we teach our kiddos the meaning of Labor Day? Read on: The history of Labor Day: Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. This holiday is dedicated to appreciating the contributions of the working class and how they help build our country’s strength and prosperity. Labor Day has been a national holiday since 1894 and is considered the unofficial end to summertime, families often host barbecues, go camping, have picnics or attend parades. Take your child to work: Take your children to work with you. Allow them to meet the people at your workplace who can talk to them about their jobs. This is a great way to expose kids to various types of work. Talk to them how each specific job is important and how each person contributes to the company and society.

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HEALTHY SIDES WITH YOUR LABOR DAY BBQ! Millions of Americans are going to be grilling their favorites this Labor Day long holiday. But what about some healthy side options? Oh yes! There are many other great things to eat while others enjoy their meat: • Tropical fruit salads - chop mangoes, strawberries, kiwi fruit, apples, pine apple, blueberries and toss with chopped walnuts. Serve super chilled and cool! • Ants on a log - a kid favorite. Spread peanut butter on celery sticks and top with raisins! • Easy Indian bruschetta - slice fresh French bread, lightly toast, spread cholesterol free butter, add chopped tomatoes mixed with chopped cilantro, salt & pepper, then top with provolone cheese, broil for 10 minutes. • Black bean salad - pan toss fresh corn, chopped red bell pepper, red onion with salt & pepper, no oil. Wash one can of black beans and toss with ingredients, fresh chopped cilantro, squeeze lime juice and enjoy!

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SEPTEMBER 2013 OBSERVANCES & FUN FACTS September 2013 is observed as: • National Cholesterol Education • National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month • National Honey Month • National School Success Month • Whole Grains Month • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Birthstone: Sapphire Fruit & Veggies for September: • Nectarines • Figs • Peppers: Cayenne Pepper, Chili Peppers, Poblano Peppers, Serrano Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper

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Committee Announcements JOIN GRAND LAKES’ POOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM! Twice a month, on a weekday evening, there will be an OPEN VOLLEYBALL time designated at either the Frog Pool or Swim Team Pool in Grand Lakes. Keep watch for posted flyers, an email blast through the email group on www. grandlakeslife.com and the Grand Lakes newsletters for specific nights and times. Come on out and enjoy fun with family, friends and neighbors. Anyone can join the fun. Just show up to play!!

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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 biweekly 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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GRUPO DE SEÑORAS DE HABLA HISPANA DE GRAND LAKES Es una gran manera de conocer a sus vecinas, hacer nuevas amistades y compartir nuestras historias. Nos reunimos una vez al mes a desayunar o almorzar en casa de una de nosotras. Por favor llame o pase un correo a Adita Larson al 281-398-7125 or aditalarson@att.net (email).

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!

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ers 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. Have you been trained as a CERT member? Leslie Power and Shelia Maneffa are gathering information about CERT trained individuals in Grand Lakes. If you are CERT member and would like to be included in this Grand Lakes Team, please email Leslie: freetofly1234@gmail.com - TEEN CERT trained members are welcome, too. We would like to meet at least quarterly in order to stay informed and organized. If you have not been trained, but would like more information, visit citizencorps.gov/cert - The West I-10 Fire Department holds periodic training classes. Visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/West-I-10-CERT - If interested in a class, contact Scott Fenwick at scottfen@swbell.net - The classes are held one night a week for 8 weeks at the Fire Department. We would also like to include any Ham Radio operators in our Emergency Response Team. If you would like to join us, please let us know. You could be instrumental in our communications should the need ever arise.

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!

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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. Also, check out Green Arrow Recycling located in Katy, west of Katy High School. Green Arrow accepts paper, plastics, aluminum, electronics, cardboard and other recyclable materials and welcome residential drop offs. Visit www.greenarrowrecycling.com for more information. For students seeking a volunteer opportunity, setting up a recycling program with your school is a great idea!

GRAND LAKES PET LOST & FOUND Do you have pets, love animals and want to help your neighbors who have pets? Grand Lakes has a Pet Lost & Found service which helps reunite lost or found pets with their families. To receive pet “amber” alerts, please email Lisa at grandlakes4pets@aol.com and ask to be added to her list. If you ever find a lost pet or lose one of your own you’ll be glad to have this service at your fingertips. Please see more information on page (last page) and in the “Helpful Numbers for Grand Lakes” page in the back.

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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!

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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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5 STEPS TO A HAPPIER HEALTHIER PET 1. Protect your pet from extreme weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.). 2. Keep indoors or in a fenced yard and on a leash when walked. 3. Make sure they’re up to date with vaccinations. 4. Always make sure they’re wearing identification, so they can be returned to you if lost. 5. Spay or neuter your pet. Texas Lab Rescue has labs available that are waiting to go to their forever home. Please go to txlabrescue.org to check out their website.

GRAND LAKES WEBSITE Go to www.grandlakeslife.com for the latest and greatest about the Grand Lakes community. The website is available for all Grand Lakes residents.

GRAND LAKES’ PARKS In an effort to ensure our common areas are available for use and in a usable condition by the residents of Grand Lakes, the Board of Directors is installing signage notifying the residents that the park is only open for use during daylight hours and the consequences should anyone be caught causing damage to the park. Please speak with your children and report any suspicious behavior you may witness as a resident to the Fort Bend County Sheriff at 281-341-4665 (non emergency).

BIKE RACKS Grand Lakes’ residents are advised to lock up bikes when utilizing community parks and facilities. Bike racks are installed in various areas throughout the community.

AVAILABILITY OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES 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.

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 gocarts, 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.

USE OF ANY WATERCRAFT AND SWIMMING ARE PROHIBITED ON COMMUNITY LAKES This includes kayaking, canoeing or any form of pleasure boating. The use of remote controlled water toys is okay. Remember, our lakes are for neighborhood beautification and approved shoreline fishing. Violation of these rules is strictly prohibited!

BEST WISHES SEND IN YOUR WISHES! Publish your special wishes in the newsletter - birthday greetings, anniversaries, congrats and even a hooray! Email your personal request to monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com, no later than the 20th of each month for publication in the upcoming issue.

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Tip 1: Consult With a Financial Professional and Tax Professional. Depending on the type of inheritance (e.g., investments, life insurance, retirement account), you could be dealing with substantial federal and/or state inheritance taxes. Working with a financial advisor and/or a tax professional could help you plan the sale of any assets and deal with the tax implications. Examples include: (1) If your inheritance was from your spouse, there may be no taxes due. (2) Life insurance proceeds are usually tax free. (3) Non-retirement assets are taxed when sold and those assets typically receive a “step up” in cost basis. That means that any capital gains tax you owe will be based on the asset’s fair market value at the date of death of the benefactor. If you inherit an annuity or traditional workplace retirement account or IRA, you will have to pay taxes on the distributions. Be very careful when taking your distributions. For example, if you cash out your uncle’s IRA and roll the money over into your own IRA, the entire amount of the rollover will be subject to ordinary income taxes. Note too that there are considerations for spouses rolling over their deceased spouse’s retirement account. Tip 2: Park the Cash. Before you make any plans or major purchases, stop. Deposit the inheritance or investments in a bank or brokerage account. If you are married, you need to determine whether to put the account solely in your name or jointly with your spouse. Note that inheritances are considered separate property, in case of divorce. However, once they are commingled in a joint account, those assets lose that protection. Tip 3: Cut Down/Eliminate Your Debt. Your inheritance may allow you the ability to pay off your debt, including your mortgage. But first consider paying off those loans with higher interest rates, such as credit cards, personal loans and car loans. Then consider paying off your mortgage. Also fund an emergency account with at least six months’ worth of living expenses. Tip 4: Think About Your Other Goals. Identifying your financial goals can help you determine what types of investments to make or other types of accounts to open. These goals could include: Contributing to charity; setting up a trust or foundation; paying for a family member’s education; helping out loved ones and adding to your retirement savings Tip 5: Review Your Insurance and Estate Planning Needs. If you’ve inherited a significant sum, it may be wise to increase the liability limits on your homeowners and automotive policies. If you inherited jewelry, artwork or real estate, you may need to increase your property and casualty coverage. Consider an umbrella policy. Does the inheritance inflate the size of your estate so that it will be subject to estate

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Tip 6: Do Something Nice for Yourself. Set aside a small percentage - no more than 5% to 10% - of your inheritance for “splurges.” Take a trip. Buy a new car. Just be sure to keep it small. After all, inheritances don’t grow on trees.

PARKS, TOWN SQUARE AND COMMON AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY 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.

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BRITTANEE GROCE NAMED KATY ELKS LODGE VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER The Katy Elks have long been known for their annual youth scholarship awards to local students; however, there is one award about which little may be known in our community. This is our State Vocational Grant program. This year, Brittanee Groce, a graduate of Morton Ranch HS received a $2,000 grant/scholarship to aid in her studies at HCC Downtown Campus in their VAST (Vocational Advancement Social Skills Training) Academy. “VAST Academy provides post-secondary transition programs and comprehensive support services which lead to meaningful credentials, employment and independence for differently-abled individuals.” As a child, Brittanee couldn’t talk and was taught sign language. Today, she not only has great mastery of the English language, she has spent a lot of time helping by reading to younger children. She still enjoys reading to others, but as with most teenagers today, her favorite pastime is texting. As a student at Morton Ranch HS, she was a “Best Buddy” to an autistic girl.

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The scholarship funds presented by the Elks each year emphasize their motto: Elks Care - Elks Share. Nationally, the Elks are second only to the Federal Government in providing students with scholarship and grant funds. For anyone interested in pursuing any of the Texas Elks Scholarships for 2014, go to texaselks.org after September 15th when all current information should be posted. For further assistance, call the Katy Elks Lodge - 281-391-2763.

JAMES E. TAYLOR CLASS OF 1988 ANNOUNCES 25TH CLASS REUNION The James E. Taylor Class of 1988 would like to announce its 25th Class Reunion. The reunion will be held on September 28th at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. The event will begin at 6:00 PM. There will be a meet and greet and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The event features the House of Blues New Year’s Eve and 80’s band, “Thunderpants.” The event will conclude at 11:30 PM. Registration and other details regarding the reunion can be found at www.classcreator.com/Katy-Texas-Taylor-1988. For more information, please contact Holly Graham Murphy at 832-428-3035, Jacqueline Guttman Dolezal at 281-2229133 or Wendi Zedler Lacki at 832-492-7466.

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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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BOARD APPROVES CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR PROPOSED SECOND STADIUM During its regular July meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the conceptual design for the proposed second stadium. The stadium project is one of three projects being considered for the District’s Student Activities Facilities referendum this fall. Members of the community, as well as Katy ISD end users and support staff attended a two-day design workshop held on June 26th - 27th and developed the conceptual design presented at the July 15th Board Work Study meeting.

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SENSATIONS SHOW CHOIR Introducing the 2013 - 2014 Seven Lakes High School Sensations Show Choir. Please mark your calendar for the Sensations Fall Show, November 1 and 2, 2013.  This is a very talented group of students and you will not want to miss the show!  

The second stadium would support student growth and success with additional athletic and fine arts support facilities at the secondary level within the District. PBK Architects were deemed best qualified for the stadium project, having successfully completed numerous stadium projects across the state, including multiple projects at the Rhodes stadium complex. Two other architectural firms have been selected for the STEM Center and Agricultural Sciences Center that are also components of the Student Activities Facility Proposal. For more information on the proposed second stadium, visit the Katy ISD website.

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BOARD NAMES NEW AREA ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT During its regular July Board Meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees named David Kendler as the new Area 3 Assistant Superintendent. Kendler is currently the principal at Taylor High School. David Kendler began his educational career in 1986 as a high school basketball coach at West Mesa High School. His experience includes serving as principal at Paul Revere High School and Sharpstown High School in Houston ISD. He has been in his current role as principal of Taylor High School since 2007.

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2013 - 2014 CRITERIA FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS Katy Independent School District announced its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children eligible under the federal income guidelines for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. A copy of the policy may be viewed at www.squaremeals.com. Children living in households with incomes at or below the federally approved levels, based on household size, may be eligible for free or reduced price school meals. Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or provide documentation of their eligibility status. Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.

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The Nutrition and Food Service Department encourages parents in all eligible households to complete an online application prior to the start of school. The online application can be found at the district website at www.katyisd.org. A Free and Reduced meal application form and an information letter was also distributed in the student’s first day packet. A paper application will not need to be completed if you submitted the application online. If your child was on the program at the end of the previous school year, they were eligible for the same benefit for the first 30 operating days of the new school year or until a new application is processed. A new application is required each school year. The Nutrition and Food Service Department is located at 5364 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493. Staff is available Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM to assist parents in completing the application. Bring the names of all members of the household and their Gross Monthly Income. For any questions, call the Katy ISD Nutrition Department office at 281-396-6240. Applications are available online, at any district school and at the food service office. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year starting in August 2013. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining meal eligibility. Application information may be verified by school officials at any time during the school year.

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GRAYSON LAKES ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE The Grayson Lakes Community-Wide Garage Sales is scheduled for Saturday. September 21st from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a huge, multi-family, neighborhood-wide garage sale. Grayson Lakes is located on Katy Flewellen across from Woodcreek Jr. High.

Fundraisers 10 TH ANNUAL KATY LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT The Katy Lions Club will be holding the 10th Annual Katy Lions Club Golf Tournament on September 16, 2013 at The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, Katy, Tx. Registration and lunch is at 12 noon with a shot gun start at 1:30 PM. Prizes and awards for First, Second and Third will be awarded. Players, donations and sponsorships welcome. Please contact for additional details: Bryan Lavers Katy Lions Club Golf Chairman, 713-269-1474, bryan.lavers@gmail.com.

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES! Keep Kids Connected invites everyone to be a hero for seriously ill kids The 2nd Annual Superhero 5K benefiting Keep Kids Connected is scheduled for 8 AM, Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Villagio Town Center, located at the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road.

An anticipated 400 runners and walkers of all ages will run the streets around the Villagio dressed as their favorite superhero to raise money for Keep Kids Connected, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing netbook computers to sick children in an effort to keep them connected to friends and family while undergoing treatment.    The event includes a competitive 5K and a non-competitive 1-mile event. Participants can register online at www.KeepKidsConnected.org through Friday, September 20th at 8 PM or pick up a race brochure at Luke’s Locker. All entrants receive a t-shirt and runner goodie packet. Participants who register for the 5K by September 1st will receive a dri-fit tech shirt. Walkers and those registering after September 2nd will receive a cotton t-shirt.   Awards will be given in the competitive 5K to the Overall Male and Female runners, Overall Masters Male and Female winners and the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.   A post-race party with free food and beverages will take place after the 5K in the courtyard of the Villagio. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero and enter the Superhero costume contest.

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Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support and underwriting, coordinate the cancer survivor dinner, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment activities, engage students at local schools and more. Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track or park, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups and people from all walks of life - all aimed at celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost and fighting back against the disease. If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Katy as a volunteer committee member, please plan to attend our informational meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 6:30 pm, at the Cinco Ranch Library located at 2620 Commercial Center

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300 vendors selling unique items under one roof in airconditioned comfort! Join us on Saturday, September 14th from 9 AM until 5 PM at the Berry Center on the corner of Barker Cypress and West Rd. in Northwest Houston. Lots of free parking and free admission. Onsite Day Care available and provided by Club Rewind (CFISD after school program).    All proceeds from this event benefit the Cy-Fair Women’s Club Scholarship Fund and numerous charities in in the Northwest Houston area. For more information, visit our website at CyFairWomensClub.org.    This event is generously sponsored by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Hotze Health and Wellness Center and Towne Lake.

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VISIT THE ST. MARY’S FALL GIFT MARKET! On Friday, September 27th from 9 AM to 4 PM and Saturday the 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting its annual Fall Gift Market. This is the ideal event to kick off your holiday shopping and decorating! The convenient location at the corner of Louetta Road and N. Eldridge Parkway makes it easy to shop the selection of unique jewelry, home decor, creative toys, flower arrangements, handcrafted gifts, collectibles, pottery, candles and trendy clothing for ladies and children. The Fall Gift Market also features The Tea Room offering the famous taco soup, sandwiches, desserts and homemade baked goods, plus the Silent Auction benefiting church-affiliated projects and outreach. For more information, please visit stmaryscypress.org or call Jennifer (281-6558774) or Michelle (832-559-8726).

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BENEFITING PEDIATRIC CANCER VICTIMS It’s that time once more when the members of the Katy, TX based Bayou Belles Charity Service Organization, Inc. are tirelessly working to organize our Fourth Annual Charity Gala scheduled for October 12, 2013. The theme this year will be “ALL THAT GLITTERS ISN’T GOLD” benefiting Pediatric Cancer Victims. The venue (TBA). Our organization will be partnering with Texas Children’s Pediatric Cancer Center to select local families who are struggling with the expenses of having a very sick child.   This heartfelt fundraiser will include an elegant dinner, cocktails, dancing and silent auction. This fundraiser is being dedicated to, but in NO way benefit: In Loving Memory of Jerald Paul Auzenne, Sr.    As you may recall, BBCSO, Inc. is a (non-profit 501c3) and is “Grass Roots” in nature. There are no salaries to tend with. Each and every member volunteer 100% their time. Being the founder of this community service organization, I am proud to say that I have currently donated over 7,000 hours of service between 2008 - 2013 to the benefit of various small, local and child-focused non-profits such as Texas EquuSearch, The Diaper Foundation, JoeJoe Bears Foundation, Katy Christian Ministries, The Amobi Okoye Foundation and The Krause Children’s Center.   It is with humble hearts that we approach you once more requesting your continued support of our work via one or more of the following options:   

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Runners and Walkers - it is time to sign up! Living Word Lutheran Church is hosting the Connect to C.A.R. Fun Run and Family Walk on Saturday, October 19th to raise money for the important work of the Gallo Medical Clinic in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). The clinic provides malaria treatment and prevention, birthing rooms and medical care to thousands of families every year. You are needed to run and walk! This year, there will be at 5K, 10K and 1-mile family walk. All details and online registration is at www.familyfaithlife.org/car-fun-run.html. Registration closes October 5th.  

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Craft Shows and Fall Festivals ST PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW Grab a friend and join us for shopping, children’s activities and BBQ. Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 5373 Franz Road, from 9 am to 4 pm. FREE admission! Vendors, please contact Mary at sainttpaulschurch@charter.net.

ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW HAPPY HEARTS FALL FEST Are you looking for unique gifts, scrumptious homemade desserts, a boutique and delicious homemade chicken tortilla soup? Then come prepared to shop and eat at The Annual St. Bartholomew Happy Hearts Fall Fest, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX 77493 on Saturday, October 5th, from 3 pm to 8 pm and Sunday, October 6th, from 8 am to 4 pm. High quality hand made gifts, original designs by talented artists, doll clothes suitable for 18” dolls, delicious homemade desserts - cookies, cakes, pies, Czech noodles, kolaches, pigs in the blanket and mouth-watering, yummy chicken soup for a quick meal and available to take home. We are a friendly group and are looking forward to meeting and serving you!

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 St. Peter’s United Methodist Church 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy (across from Taylor High School) 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sponsored by St. Peter’s United Methodist Women (proceeds benefit mission projects) Indoor & Outdoor Crafts Booths, Silent Auction, Pumpkin Patch, Bake Sale, Great Food, Free Admission Contact: Beverly Phone: 281-856-6217 ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, K of C #8096 Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their 21st Annual Gingerbread Village Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please join us (Free Admission) and shop at over 100 booths featuring Seasonal Décor, Beautiful Art, Handmade Crafts, Name-Brand Merchandise and Gourmet Food. Enjoy lunch at our huge concession stand with BBQ sandwiches, Spuds, Chicken Salad, Hot Dogs and homemade goodies. If you need any additional information, please email Monica Delgado at mon.delgado@ sbcglobal.net.

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ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH SECOND FALL CRAFT SHOW St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host its second Fall Craft Show on
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The Star of Destiny (Katy) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will have a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The sale will be held from 7:30 am until 11:00 am at: Estates of Chesterfield Swim and Tennis Club 1707 Briarchester Katy, Texas 77450   There will be household items, furniture, toys, clothing, books and much more! The items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main source of funds for our patriotic activities with our troops, schools, libraries and military families. Please join us and check out all the treasures! For information, please contact us at: thestarofdestiny@yahoo.com or http://texasdar.org/chapters/StarDestiny.

CYPRESS FALLS FFA CRAFT SHOW November 16-17, 2013 (Move in Friday night or Saturday morning)

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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 19TH ANNUAL PILGRIM FESTIVAL CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FROM CRAFT VENDORS OF HANDMADE CRAFTS ONLY. First Congregational Church will be celebrating its 19th annual Pilgrim Festival on Saturday, November 19th from 10 AM - 4 PM, rain or shine. Booth space varies in price depending on size and inside or outside. Please email Sue Earl at jearl8925@sbcglobal.net for application or further information. The church is located at 10840 Beinhorn Rd, Houston 77024 (Voss/Bingle exit off I-10).

2013 ST. JUDE GIVE THANKS WALK AT THE HOUSTON ZOO! November 23, 2013 You can register at givethankswalk.org. For additional information, please contact Anyoleth Sanchez at anyoleth.sanchez@stjude. org or 713-599-1441. 

SUNDAY FUNDAY WITH CANINE CASINO! Come help support the Love, Molly Fund on September 29, 2013 from 3-7 PM at the SPJST Hall Lodge 88 in the Heights. The casino will be rocking with poker, blackjack, bingo and more! Your ticket includes food, a dessert bar and 500 points for game play. There are tons of great prizes, silent auction and raffle items. Come support our local dog rescue efforts in memory of Molly Long. For more information, like the Love, Molly Fund page on Facebook. You can also visit us at www.thelovemollyfund.com. Do good, feel good.

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Season.” On March 2, 2014, the Band will perform “Lone Star,” a concert as big as Texas! The Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform on May 4, 2014, a spring-filled concert titled “Spring into Fun!”  The annual patriotic concert, titled “We Hold These Truths,” will be held on June 29, 2014.   The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college. The Band is under the direction of Mr. Bob Bryant.  

HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON MEMORIES AND TRADITIONS

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EF FOUNDATION FOR FOREIGN STUDY HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS Tammala Baszile, international exchange coordinator for nonprofit EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange, is currently accepting applications for host families for the 2013-14 school year. Host families open their homes to a 15-18 year old from one of 25 countries around the world. Students come for one or two semesters and attend the local high school. Through the exchange experience, both student and family get the chance to learn about a new culture and promote global understanding, right here in this community. According to Ms. Baszile, EF Foundation host families represent the diversity of American culture - with varied economic, religious and social backgrounds. Among those who embrace the exchange experience are parents looking to give their children a glimpse of the world, without having to travel the globe. In addition, there are many successful host families who have no children or adult children who no longer live at home, who are looking for new ways to connect to their communities, while gaining fresh perspectives on the world. Host family applicants undergo a screening process to ensure that they are well suited for an exchange experience. To host, one adult in the household must be at least 25 years old. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, EF Foundation for Foreign Study is the leader in high school exchange. Committed to promoting international understanding and global awareness for over 30 years, EF Foundation brings more students to the United States each year than any other high school exchange program. Since 1979, the organization has

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SUMMER DAY CAMP: Ages 6-15. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA’s amazing Camp Cinco, behind Creech Elementary, there are still openings for mid-summer sessions. Drop off as early as 7 AM, pick up as late as 6:30 PM. Swimming, field trips, old fashioned camp experience! SWIM LESSONS: The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. YMCA CHILD CARE 2013-2014: Need a fun, safe place for your child to go after school hours? Child Care provided at most Katy ISD elementary schools until 6:30 PM. Some schools offer both before and after school care. Please call for specific school offerings and prices. WINTER YMCA YOUTH AND TEEN SPORTS LEAGUES: Register now for fall youth NFL Flag Football Basketball. Teen Volleyball and Basketball registration also in progress. Registration deadline is December 1st ($10 late fee added after November 24th). YMCA HOMESCHOOL: Physical Education, Theatre Arts, Spanish, Art and more are part of the Y’s Homeschool curriculum. Meets M/W/F from 1 - 3 PM. Call for more information and pricing. YMCA Y GUIDES & PRINCESSES OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, September 21st, 10 AM - noon. Learn about Y Guides, Y

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KATY YOUTH BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES FALL AND WINTER LEAGUE REGISTRATION Katy Youth Basketball is launching the 28th season of Youth Basketball for boys and girls. Two leagues are being formed this year, a Fall 3-on-3 league and the traditional Winter League. Boys and girls in 1st through 8th grade zoned to the Katy Independent School District are invited to participate. Players are placed on teams by grade. Registration for the fourth season Fall 3-on-3 League is currently underway online at www.kybb.org. KYB’s Winter League registration is Saturdays, September 14th and September 21st, from 9 AM to 3 PM at McMeans Jr. High. The Winter League has walk-up registration only. Practices will begin in November and games are played January and February, 2014. Katy Youth Basketball depends on volunteers for its success. If you are able to coach during either season or for more information, please contact us at www.kybb.org.

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Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www. yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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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.

KATY RUGBY CLUB

Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit www.katyrugbyclub.com

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The Fort Bend County Master Gardener Training class, a program offered by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, begins Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 AM - 3:30 PM during the month of October. The cost of the class is $200 ($353 for couples). The fall class is limited in size. Everyone with an interest in increasing their knowledge of gardening, sharing their knowledge with others through community service in support of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and becoming a Certified Texas Master Gardener is invited. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis so get your application in now! The deadline is September 20, 2013. For information on the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Classes and to obtain an application for the fall class, visit www.fbmg.com (under Become a Master Gardener) or you can call 281-633-7033 or 281-342-3034.

TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST

If you enjoy nature and would like to learn more, do more and/ or teach young people about the great outdoors, consider joining others in a local chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. There are 60 or so friends and neighbors in the Fort Bend County area who are members and invite you to check out the organization at www.coastalprairie.org.

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BRING BACK THE MONARCHS TO TEXAS The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter is please to host Cathy Downs as the speaker for our monthly program. The topic for the September program is “Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas,” one for which Cathy is uniquely qualified. This program will take place on Thursday, September 5th, at 7 PM. The meeting will be preceded by a social at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center located at 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, 77471. The meeting is free and open to all interested persons. The Texas Master Naturalists program is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information call 281.633.7033 or email mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu. MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING FORT BEND & WALLER COUNTIES The Texas Master Naturalist Program, Coastal Prairie Chapter, is now open to applicants for the Fall 2013 training program. Would you like to know more about nature and Texas’ natural resources? Classes and field work provide training in natural history, wildlife and the ecosystems of the area. Classes start Saturday, September 7, 2013 and will be held at various locations in Fort Bend and Waller Counties. There are eleven classes - five are on Tuesday evenings, five on Saturdays and one during the day on Thursday. The final class is on October 26th. Tuition is $150 and class size is limited. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To view the complete training schedule please visit: http://txmn.org/ coastal/files/2013/05/2013-Web-Training-Schedule.pdf. For more information call 832-922-0524 or visit http://txmn.org/coastal.

SUGAR LAND GARDEN CLUB Sugar Land Garden Club meets at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land 77478. For more information visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org. Sugar Land Garden Club was established in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. Membership is open to all.

PLANTS-A-PALOOZA

The Sugar Land Garden Club is hosting its 15th annual Sugar Land Garden Art & Plant Sale, Plants-A-Palooza, on Saturday, September 21st, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Enjoy choosing your plants in a beautiful setting at the Sugar Lakes Clubhouse, 930 Sugar Lakes Drive. For more information call 281-491-9609 or visit sugarlandgardenclub. org. Credit cards are now accepted and admission is free. The Sugar Land Garden Club is a 150+ member, 501(c)(3) organization that supports a variety of state-wide and community horticultural projects. The club also offers two scholarships to graduate horticultural students each year. The Garden Art and Plant Sale is one of two major fundraisers that support the club’s charitable endeavors.

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• After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM crafts, movies, stories and more for children in first through fifth grades. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome. • Tween Scene: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM - activities for youth in grades 4 and 5. • Young Adult Cafe: 1 and 3 Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Designed for youth in grades 6 and up. st

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Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

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Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program called “Are You OK?” (RUOK). It is a computer-generated call intended for senior citizens (over 55) and disabled persons who live alone and could benefit from a daily check. A computer will generate a call each morning, at about the same time and the participant chooses a time frame. A voice will ask, “Are you OK?” After this, all they have to do is hang up the phone. If the participant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when you return. If the call goes unanswered, the computer will call back 3 times at 15-minute intervals. If there is still no answer, the Sheriff will dispatch a deputy or the local police. They will have with them a print out of information on the person that is not responding to the calls. This program was established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc.) in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating in the program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s Dept. at 281-341-4704.

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Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinitykaty.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.

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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.

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Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED DURING ALL BINGO GAMES. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO

At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM

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NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB On Thursday, September 5, 2013, Nottingham Country Garden Club (NCGC) will feature Ray Wolman. Ray served Katy ISD for a total of 40 years. Before his retirement from Katy ISD in 2011, he served as the administrator of the Outdoor Learning Center. Ray enjoys all types of outdoor activities, especially watching and talking about birds. His program will be on “Backyard Birds,” birds we can spot in our Houston suburbs and our surrounding counties. Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will start at 10:00 AM, followed by the NCGC meeting. Please join us at the Municipal Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive in Katy (77450). For more information see our website: www. nottinghamgardenclub.org or call 281-5797017 or 281-578-5558. We welcome all people interested in gardening and gardening-related areas from West Houston and the Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our group! NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Houston Federation of Gar-

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den Clubs and the National Federation of Garden Clubs. The purpose of the club is to promote beautification in the community, support local and national educational and charitable organizations and educate the community about our environment. Donations from the NCGC are funded by our annual Spring Plant Sale and projects that vary each year.

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.

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Hooker Hampton Collection entertainment center, paid $4,500, will take $2,800. Like new condition. Call 281-455-0507. Kayak, Current Designs 14’6” Whistler, sea touring capable. Includes spray skirt and cockpit cover. Garage stored, like new, total 3 hours in water, $1,200 OBO. Call 281-394-2789.

Joni & Jimmy Rechner

281-492-1991

Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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Four(4) Dunlap Rover M/T 255-70R-16 tires with factory Chevrolet 16 inch, 6 bolt configuration wheels. Tires have about 100 miles on them, $500. Contact Mark at 713-906-0545. 2005 Honda CR-85R. Bike is in excellent condition and has low hours, $1,800. Please contact Mark @ 713-906-0545.

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Caregiver, afternoons. Assist mother to care for special needs girl. Will train. Great second job. Copy of Social Security and must pass back ground check. Call 281-392-5239. Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to anewkirk@tuscanylivingvillas.com or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT.

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Local Welcoming Service seeking an Appointment Setter whose job will be to contact prospective businesses in the Katy & Cypress areas to schedule appointments. Work from home and set your own hours. Commission based. If interested, submit resume to info@ lonestargreetingservice.com. Before/After School Counselors. Responsible adults needed to supervise children in local Katy ISD elementary child care sites either before school, after school or both. High School Diploma or GED required. Must love working with children and embody the 5 core values of the YMCA - Faith, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility and Respect. Part-Time. Shifts available Monday—Friday: 6:30-8:30 AM and/or 2:30-6:30 PM. Submit applications to Sherry Hubbard; sherryh@ymcahouston.org or call 281-392-5055 ext. 235.

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Classified Ads YMCA Youth Sports Officials Needed. The Katy Y is looking for Volleyball, Soccer and Flag Football officials. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and be able to work Saturdays. Part time (approximately 15-20 hours per week). Submit applications to Justin Puente, Sports Director, at the Katy YMCA and follow up with an email to Justin.puente@ymcahouston.org.  Earn $50 to $75 dollars an hour promoting and selling women’s designer fashion jewelry. Work part-time and earn full-time pay with flexible hours. Earn trips, car allowance, free jewelry, plus money. Training provided, must have car and computer. Paid weekly. No experience is needed, but previous direct sales are rewarded. Must be 18 years or older. Contact Amber, amberfolk@att.net or 713505-4250. If no answer, please leave a voice mail message with reference to job and phone number. Salon Picasso looking for experienced stylist and full time salon coordinator. Call 281-861-9911. Become a Players Assistant (Marshall) at Bear Creek Golf Course. Great benefits and fellowship, please contact Ron Haren at 713705-4550 or 281-859-8188 or pick up application in pro-shop. 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. Plumbers or Apprentices for repair. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. 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.

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Classified Ads 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. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900.

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Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE For sale by owner: 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, theater and playroom, dining, study, spacious kitchen, 2 car garage, backyard patio, crown molding, 4,300 sq. ft. with a lot of upgrades. Former model home, must see! Lakemont Shore subdivision, Richmond, TX 77407, $330,000. Call for more information/pictures, 281-766-4101 or 281-215-3433.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-463-4717. Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427.  Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409.

POOLS, HARDSCAPES & LANDSCAPES • NEW POOL CONSTRUCTION • • POOL REMODELS & REPAIRS • • POOL CLEANING SERVICE • Weekly pool maintenance • PATIO COVERS & ARBORS • • DECKS • Flagstone, pavers, spray deck & stamped concrete • LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION • Custom landscapes, water features and stonework • IRRIGATION (Lic. 8260) • Sprinkler system / drainage installation and repair

Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.

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21218 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450 BUSINESS/NETWORKING: • WEST HOUSTON’S (CBMC) CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN COMMITTEE - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit www.houston.cbmc. com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOC. KATY CHARTER CHAPTER - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, dinner and meeting at 6:30 PM. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com. • W. HOUSTON CHAPTER, INTERN’L ASSOC. OF ADMIN. PROFESSIONALS (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/ CAP caroline.champness@bp.com). • ABWA WEST HOUSTON NETWORK - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org. • BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-398-5661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com. • (BNI) BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL - CINCO RANCH - meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 AM at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www. bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas.

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• PARKWAY BUSINESS PARTNERS CHAPTER OF BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • INHOUSTON-KATY PREMIER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS NETWORKING - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:008:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@ freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@ newellcheatheam.com or http://tinyurl.com/yjomekg. DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Krenek Printing Co. or its employees. Krenek Printing is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with this publication. All warranties and representations made in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. • The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. • Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/ or misprints in this publication the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/ correction. • Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above. We reserve the right to refuse to publish any classified or business ads or articles. Thank you- Krenek Printing Co. www.krenekprinting.com

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NEWSLETTER Monica Vagholkar monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com WOMAN’S ASSOC. OPEN LOST & FOUND PETS Lisa Lambert 281-392-5792 grandlakes4pets@aol.com PLAY GROUPS OPEN CRIME WATCH GLEN GESOFF grandlakescrimewatch@yahoo.com

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

***911*** 281-498-2800 281-498-1310 281-341-4665

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

PLANNED COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT, INC EMPLOYEES & ROLES RELEVANT TO GRAND LAKES

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

PCMI OFFICE 281-870-0585 P.O. BOX 219223 FAX: 281-870-9170 HOUSTON, TX 77218 Email customercare@PCMI-us.com CUSTOMER CARE 281-870-0585

COMMUNITY Katy Family YMCA Fort Bend Co. Court House Katy Chamber of Commerce

GRAND LAKES BOARD OF DIRECTORS Collins Pier President Jeff Ross Matthew Knies

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SCHOOLS www.katyisd.org KISD Administration KISD Transportation Alexander Rae Elementary Beckendorf Junior High Seven Lakes High School Miller Career Center www.katyisd.org

281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-237-7100 281-237-8800 281-237-2800 281-237-6300

LIBRARIES FT. BEND CO. Katy/Ft. Bend Mini-Branch Cinco Ranch Library George Memorial Maud Smith Marks

281-395-1311 281-395-1311 281-342-4455 281-492-8592

MEDICAL Fort Bend Co.Health Dept. Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Kingsland Diagnostic Center Christus St. Catherine Hospital

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