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Happy CinCo de Mayo! Happy MotHer’s day! Happy MeMorial day! What’s NeW FOR MaY CONtaCt PCMI at 281-870-0585 FOR YOUR NeWsLetteR! Happy Mother’s day and a Happy Memorial day! Be sure to check out some great tips on celebrating both events. And - Happy Cinco de Mayo! Children’s Play Groups sign ups coming up at the end of this month. Enjoy your May newsletter!

NeWsLetteR aRtICLe DeaDLINes Newsletter submissions are due by the 20th of the month for the upcoming issue. Newsletter article deadlines are: June 2012 - due 4/20 July 2012 - due 5/20 August 2012 - due 6/20

ChILDReN’s PLaYGROUPs sIGN UPs MaY 30 th Mark your calendars for summer sign-up! Sign-ups for summer playgroups will take place Wednesday, May 30th from 10 AM-11:30 AM at the Shady Tree Park on Peek Road. Snacks, drinks and plenty of smiling faces will be provided! If you would like to join at ANY time during the year or get more information, please contact Elizabeth demaree at emtheriot@yahoo.com. We look forward to playing soon!

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CONtaCt PCMI at 281-870-0585 tO Get YOUR NeWsLetteR There is much to celebrate this month: Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s day and Memorial day. But even greater than holidays and big events (like a birthday or anniversary), are mini victories and celebrations. Remember the days when you’d be rewarded with something small like your favorite candy for a wonderful report card? How about celebrating that awesome deck you built in the back yard? And how can we forget - a renewed sense of love and cooperation in your relationship. These are mini victories and celebrations. We lose sight of the small things in life, which make our big, beautiful picture so lovely. We’re surrounded by impulsive people who only care about the bottom line. Always remember your roots and where you’ve come from in life. But even greater - always remember those who helped you reach the heights you never even imagined pursuing alone. Share your thoughts with me at: monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com.

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This year we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13th. The modern American holiday officially began in 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May a day to honor all the mothers of mere mortals like us. Here are some tips on celebrating all things mom!

it is Mexico’s Independence Day, but that is incorrect. (Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16th.) Rather, Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of a battle that took place between the Mexicans and the French in 1862.

1. Deliver the classic Mother’s Day treat: Cook her favorite morning fare and tuck her favorite flowers into a small crystal vase. Fill the tray with small presents. 2. Take your mother on a trip: Make it as simple as a weekend getaway or as elaborate as a U.S. tour! 3. Surprise your mother with a visit if she lives far away. 4. Deliver her present by way of a treasure hunt. 5. Honor your mother’s memory if she’s no longer living. Send a donation to her favorite charity or spend the day working for her favorite cause. Do things she taught you to love. 6. Thank the women who produced your favorite people - send cards, flowers or notes to the mothers of your friends, even if you’ve never met them. 7. Throw a Mother’s Day party for your mother, your friends and their mothers.

Mexico’s victory over the French. It also marks a turning point in Mexican national pride. A small, poorly armed group of about 4,500 men were able to stop the French invasion of a well-equipped French army that had about 6,500 or even 8,000 soldiers. The victory made the Mexican people very happy and helped create a feeling of national unity. observed in the state capital of Puebla. However, in the United States, it is becoming a popular holiday to celebrate Mexican culture. Angeles, California, where more than 600,000 people celebrate with music and food. The whole event is called Festival de Fiesta Festival in Chandler, Arizona, is known for its Chihuahuas! There are Chihuahua parade, races and pageants. At the end, a King and Queen of the Chihuahuas are crowned. traditional Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, burritos, guacamole and tacos are popular. Hat Dance, sombreros and mariachi music are believed to have originated.

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MAY 2012 ObservAnces & Fun FActs May 2012 is observed as: National Bike Month National Physical Fitness and Sports Mental Health Awareness Month Healthy Vision Month Mediterranean Diet Month Ultraviolet Awareness Month Arthritis Awareness Month Birthstone: Emerald Fruit & Veggies for the Month of May: Mangos Limes Potatoes May Flower: Lily of the Valley & Hawthorn Astrological Signs: Taurus (till 20th) & Gemini (21st onward)

celebrAte MeMOriAl DAY Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Check out these few facts and ideas on enjoying this holiday: History of the Memorial Day Holiday (U.S): Originally called Decoration Day Memorial Day Holiday was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868 Congress changed the observed Memorial Day date in 1968 to the last Monday in May to ensure a three day weekend.

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Ways to observe Memorial Day: Wear red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who died serving the United States during war Visit cemeteries to place flags/flowers on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day Visit a memorial Attend a Memorial Day parade to honor fallen heroes Family and friends get together for a Picnic for Memorial Day Memorial Day is unofficial kick-off of summer season

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS MiPi (FOrMerlY Miti) “MOMs in PrAYer internAtiOnAl” MIPI offers 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. Here are a few changes in leadership this year. Alexander Elem., Griffin Elem., Holland Elem. and Beckendorff JH are all meeting at Redeemer Baptist with multi-school groups on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM. Contact Kathy Hollister at hfamily6@consolidated.net or Connie Creager at rccreager@ netzero.net for more information. The contact for Seven Lakes HS is Melissa Middlebrooks at mdmiddle@yahoo.com. SLHS MIPI will meet on Mondays at 10:00 AM. Please email for meeting locations. If you are interested in finding out more about MIPI, including homeschool, private school groups and Spanish-speaking groups, you can visit the website at www.MomsInTouch.org.

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Women’s “social” Wine club We meet usually the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 PM in different homes. Please bring an appetizer and a bottle of wine of your choice*. * For more information about the wine selection and to be added to the email list, contact Adita Larson at 281-398-7125 or new email address aditalarson@att.net.

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 with your interest at: Pkwheeler@ti.com.

GRanD laKes men’s Tennis GRouP 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.

GRanD laKes QuilTeRs’ GRouP Join your friends in the Grand Lakes Quilting group. We meet once or twice a month. All levels of quilting encouraged to attend. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Janice at 281-646-0577.

GRanD laKes Woman’s GRouP foR sPanish sPeaKeRs 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 email aditalarson@att.net.

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 email aditalarson@att.net.

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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 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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playgroup announcements 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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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!

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281-617-2231 animal roaming freely in Grand Lakes, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.

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. Close drapes to help muffle street noise, or leave a radio on to mask it. 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.

pet LoSt and FoUnd SerViCe For grand LakeS GL resident Lisa Lambert has been providing this service since 2002 with great success. The more people who know about it the easier it is to reunite pets with their owners. If you have lost or found a pet call her at: 281-392-5792. If there is no answer, please leave a message. This service expedites the reunion of pets and their owners. If you’ve found a pet, you must be willing to hold on to it until an email alert is sent and the owner has time to come forward. There are many new residents unfamiliar with this service. Please spread the word to your new neighbors to get on the alert list. This is all about neighbors helping neighbors. Please write GrandLakes4Pets@aol.com for more information and to get onto the mailing list. Many, many thanks to all the wonderful neighbor’s who’ve helped lost pets return to their homes. 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. .

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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).

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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.

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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!

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strAtegies for smArt retiremeNt PlANNiNg A study conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute estimated that the average American worker will face a retirement savings shortfall of more than $47,000. How can you avoid a similar fate? Some factors that influence your retirement savings results, such as the types of investments available to you through your plan and the performance of the financial markets, can’t always be controlled. But there are some factors you can influence that can help keep your portfolio on track. Step 1: Stay invested. It’s not easy to see your account value decrease after a decline in the stock market, particularly after a steep, sudden drop of 10% or more. But one of the dangers of cashing out is missing a potential market rebound. Trying to “time” the market is a strategy even the most-seasoned financial professionals have difficulty mastering. It can also lead investors into the trap of “chasing gains;” that is, moving your money from one investment that’s lagging into another one that’s currently achieving better performance. Step 2: Regularly monitor your investment mix. One of the benefits of a diversified portfolio is balance. If one type of investment is experiencing losses, another type may be earning gains. Over time, these gains and losses may cause your asset allocation to skew away from your target mix. Or your tolerance for risk may evolve over time. Lifestyle changes can also necessitate a readjustment to your allocation. That’s why it’s important to monitor your mix and make adjustments when necessary. Step 3: Increase your savings rate. Perhaps the most important way to help fund your future is to sock away as much as possible. Finding the extra money to invest can be tough - you’ve got plenty of expenses to worry about today without the added anxiety of worrying about tomorrow. But every dollar you can spare can make a difference. Whether retirement is just around the corner or 30 to 40 years away, regularly setting money aside - particularly in a taxdeferred vehicle such as a 401(k) or tax-exempt account like a Roth IRA - can often be the smartest move you can make.

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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 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. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to news@krenekprinting.com. Must have parent(s) permission.

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Griffin Elementary Fishing Club was thrilled to win 1st place in the schools division for their Dr. Seuss themed One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue “Catfish� float. It was the perfect spin on the Katy ISD FFA rodeo parade theme of The Places You Will Go. Griffin is not a school to do anything by halves. Students were decked out in the iconic tall striped hats and colorful face paint. Music Teacher Jason Ritchie was a captivating Cat in the Hat. While Principal Jacki Kethan, P.E. teachers Mark Fobian and Tara Hauhe and art teacher Brenda Haegner boarded the long colorful trailers to lead the candy tossing and crowd pleasing antics. Everyone along the three-mile route through the Katy streets cheered as students dangled fishing poles and beamed from gill to gill!

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The students were excited to take part in the 69th parade. Griffin would like to thank their sponsors: the PTA, Midway and the Coastal Conservation Association, which donated new fishing poles and weights. Their support enabled students to participate in such a fun packed community event championing agricultural education in Katy.

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Generous Griffin families raised $36,743 for the American Heart Association. For two days, P.E. classes were filled with students leaping around an array of jump rope activities. They then replenished their energy levels with healthy snacks supplied by the PTA.

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL SEVEN LAKES ORCHESTRA ANNUAL MUSIC TO THE EYES RAFFLE Seven Lakes Orchestra Parent Association (SLOPA) is proud to announce its fourth annual Artful Instruments Raffle, Music to the Eyes. Local Katy area artists have graciously sponsored the 2012 Music to the Eyes Raffle with their time and talents. Their original artwork using instruments as their canvas is not to be missed! SLOPA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the Seven Lakes High

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STUDENTS AND CAMPUSES CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH Throughout the month of February, campuses across Katy ISD celebrated Black History Month with plays, talent shows, history lessons and by inviting special guests to speak to students. These events celebrated the successes and contributions of Black Americans, both present day and past. Among some of the activities included a special weekly reading series at Mayde Creek High School that featured notable contributions of Black Americans during morning announcements. Students at Exley Elementary were treated to a Freedom Train performance that told the inspirational story about a mother and son and their quest to seek freedom from slavery. Additionally, McDonald Junior High students traveled to Morton Ranch High School for a celebration that included special guests KIAH-TV Weekday Anchor,

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Mia Gradney, former Katy ISD principal and campus namesake, Roosevelt Alexander and members of the McDonald Junior High Black History Committee. Students also enjoyed a performance by the McDonald Junior High band and a student play that illustrated key milestones in Black History. Morton Ranch High School hosted its 7th annual Black History Program on February 16th. This year’s theme, “HEROES,” paid homage to the student’s heroes within their lives - whether a past historical figure that paved a way for them to have a better today or someone within their family that is their constant cheerleader. Student performances ranged from original poetry works, lyrical and hip-hop dances, skits and songs. To view more photos from Black History Month celebrations across Katy ISD, go to www.flickr.com/photos/katyisd/ sets/72157629483660173/show/.

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Congratulations to team members: Meagan Peoples, Katy HS; Beatrice Wilson, Mayde Creek HS; Wilson Suliveras-Escobar, Taylor HS; Gabriela Calzada, Seven Lakes HS; Ivan Gonzales-Tucker, Seven Lakes HS and their instructor, Patricia Kenjura. At the State tournament, more than 9 teams were tasked with creating and preparing a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two portable burners (no electricity or battery operated equipment permitted). Additionally, teams showcased culinary skills in poultry fabrication and knife skills. The menu included: Appetizer - butterpoached lobster and handmade mascarpone filled ravioli on a bed of sautéed asparagus, Crimini mushrooms and tear drop tomatoes; Entrée - herb-marinated filet mignon, butternut squash risotto and sautéed fresh arugula and baby spinach and Dessert - chocolate mini-truffle cake filled with raspberry cream, covered in chocolate Ganache, with raspberry coulis and candied hazelnuts. The MCTC Team represented Texas at the National ProStart Invitational, competing against more than 50 teams from across the nation, in Baltimore April 27th – 29th.

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Girl Scout World Thinking day was celebrated by various level of Girl Scout Troops of the Silver Spur unit in Katy Texas on 2/21/2012. The theme this year was “we can save our planet.” Girls from Cadette Troop 17081 showcased Scotland. Their colorful display consisted of authentic Scottish dance costumes, including kilts and a Scottish National Dance ensemble, posters featuring Girl Scouting, Eco, Influential people, food and history of Scotland, dolls dressed in Scottish attire and photos from the Scottish countryside. In addition, any girls who ‘visited’ their country received a sticker of The Royal Flag of Scotland for their passport, samples of delicious Scottish shortbread and a swap kit containing a tiny glass of milk (since we are in the middle of cookie sales). As a highlight of the event two lovely young ladies from St. Thomas Episcopal School provided a lively demonstration of the Highland Fling accompanied by the rousing skirl o’ the bagpipes. Include

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TROOP 1288 KATY TEENAGER RECEIVES EAGLE SCOUT AWARD Warren Meredith, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 1288, was honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony. To receive Scouting’s highest award, Warren had to earn 21 merit badges, serve as leader of his troop and complete a major community service project. Warren’s service project took place at Rylander Elementary. Leading 21 Scouts and adults, Warren built 3 benches for the students to use in the butterfly garden. The project took 160 total hours of planning, building and installing. Warren was a Cub Scout member of Pack 239 before joining Boy Scouts. He has been a member of 1288, chartered to Epiphany Catholic Church, for 8 years. He has served as Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Historian, Den Chief and Bugler. Warren earned a total of 49 merit badges and was honored to attend the Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier - Bissett and Sea Base High Adventure Camps. He is also a Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow. Warren is a senior at Taylor High School. He is a member of the Taylor High School Marching Band, National Honor Society and attends

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PLANS ANNUAL BAZAAR St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is planning their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 5th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 6th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street, in Old Katy. Saturday night will feature a Cinco de Mayo celebration with fajita dinner, Silent Auction and Entertainment. Sunday will feature the Live Auction, Raffle Drawing, Country Store, Food Booths, Games, Bounce Houses, Cake Walk, Vendors and lots of fun! The Live Auction will begin at 1 PM. Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event! For more information, contact St. Bart’s at 281-391-4758 or go to website at www.st-bart.org.

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Anyone interested in participating should contact the center at 281-578-0078, please ask for Lisa. If you happen to have a bottle out from 2011, please know that Father’s Day would be a great time to add to it and return it to Pregnancy Help Center.

This year’s honorees: Beverly and Warren Bright, crucial supporters of CanCare and extraordinary volunteers Nancy Wilfong, board member and longtime community supporter of CanCare First Junior Woman’s Club, one of CanCare’s integral community partners. Please contact Nicole Dixon at 713-461-0028 for additional information.

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FUN RUN CELEBRATES AMERICA’S MILITARY AND BENEFITS LOCAL NONPROFITS 600 runners expected in Cinco Ranch Rotary Memorial Day Run The 9th Annual Cinco Ranch Rotary 5K and 1 Mile Walk, Stroll & Roll is Celebrating America’s Military: Past, Present and Future - all while benefiting local charities. The Memorial Day kickoff event is scheduled for 7 AM, Saturday, May 26th at the Villagio Town Center, located at the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road. An anticipated 600 runners and walkers of all ages will fill the streets around the Villagio while helping raise money for the Lone Star Veterans Association and Family to Family Network. The event includes a competitive 5K and a non-competitive 1-mile event. Participants may register online at www.CincoRanchRotary.com through Friday, May 25th or pick up a race brochure at Luke’s Locker, local Members Choice Credit Union branches or Katy-area Walgreens stores. All entrants receive a t-shirt and runner goodie packet. A post-race party with free food and beverages will take place in the courtyard of the Villagio. Participants are encouraged to dress in their finest red, white and blue attire and enter the “Proud to Be an American� costume contest.

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WILD BEAR RUN TO BENEFIT KIDS FACINg LIFE ThREATENINg ILLNESS Who: Joe Joe Bear Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization When: June 9, 2012 Why: When visiting hours are over, children in hospitals with lifethreatening illnesses are alone, with no one to comfort them. A gift of a teddy bear from the Joe Joe Bear foundation is the comfort they need in these lonely times‌ a reminder of those who love them and want them to overcome their illnesses. We have given thousands of bears to hospitals like Shriner’s and MD Anderson; but the need is always present. A percentage of funds raised from the Wild Bear Run will allow Joe Joe Bear Foundation to continue their mission to help children. Where: Faith West Academy 2225 Porter Rd. Katy, Texas 77493 What: A 5k run through mud and obstacles How do I get involved: Contact Jeanette Maurer 281-398-4522 or email info@joejoebear.org Who can take part in the run? The run is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. The event is designed for the beginner athlete to the competitive athlete. Interview Contact: Jeanette Maurer, Founder of Joe Joe Bear Website: www.joejoebear.org Accomplishments: Joe Joe Bear Foundation was established 3 years ago and has already touched the lives of 10,000 children. Jeanette Maurer Founder of Joe Joe Bear Foundation says, “We have seen a positive difference in the children who received a Joe Joe Bear. When you are sick, scared and lonely a bear can always make you feel better even if it is for a short time.â€? Anyone can make a big difference by Signing up for the Wild Bear Run, Sponsoring the Event, Donating items or volunteering. For complete information on the Wild Bear Run, go to: www.wildbearrun.com

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed approximately $283 million to the youth of Texas. The 2012 Show runs through March 18th. For tickets and more information, visit www.rodeohouston.com.

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ COOKS UP HOUSTON’S HOT SUMMER BREAK™ BENEFITS ANNUAL EVENT The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced the launch of a new summer festival, benefiting the Show and allowing Houstonians an enjoyable, refreshing and entertaining break from the city’s summer heat. Houston’s Hot Summer Break, July 4-8, 2012, is an all day, five-day music, food, beer, wine and spirits festival, featuring top chefs and mixologists, shopping, and live music. Held completely inside Reliant Center, the summer event includes cooking demonstrations, a beer brewing competition, wine and liquor seminars and the search for Houston’s best cocktail, margarita and martini. Patrons also can explore both floors of Reliant Center to listen and dance to live concerts featuring country, blues and jazz music, along with disc jockeys playing a mix of club music.

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KVPAC - 2012 SPRING SEASON THEATRE PROGRAM SCHEDULE KVPAC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization since 2001, is located at 2501 South Mason Road, Suite # 290 in Katy, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center complex. All productions will be performed in the ExhibitForce Main Theatre at KVPAC on the Kennedy Grand Stage. For ticket prices, show details and audition information, visit www.kvpac.org.

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Set on a Christian foundation, the Tools 4 Teens program teaches life-skills and character education. Within this interactive program students will learn information on current issues such as Peer Pressure, Substance Use and Their Consequences, Healthy Relationships, Anger/Forgiveness, Self-Worth, Respect for Others, Sexual Purity and Internet Safety. Testimonials will be shared by special guest speakers who have made good choices and poor choices in these critical areas. The Tools 4 Teens program includes small group discussions and fine arts. Through our scrapbooking activity students create a book showcasing pictures of themselves, family and friends. Students are prompted to set positive goals and journal within their scrapbooks. This fine arts activity promotes positive self-reflection and serves as a keepsake students reflect on through teen years. Cost: $215. *Includes all scrapbooking materials, personalized Tools 4 Teens book, autographed copy of Addict at 10, treasure box with “diamond”, journal, disk of all professional quality photos taken of your teen during camp plus eight hours of Christianbased instruction.

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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.

lADy sHArKs WoMen’s golF AssociATion (WgA) The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote women’s golf and fellowship among our members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Susie Hatfield 832-437-3670, michaelhat2002@yahoo.com or Sue Crookson 281-392-4913, scrookson@entouch.net.

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KATy VAlKyries girls’ lAcrosse The Katy Valkyries, a girls’ lacrosse league in the Katy area, is recruiting middle and high school girls to play in competition. Contact Liz Jones at 281 578-8439 or read more about the league on our website, www.katyvalkyries.com.

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On February 26, 2012, the home of Mrs. Powell was given back to her completely renovated. This 15-month project restored the home of a single mom who had been displaced for 5 years due to hurricane damage. Partnering with other churches, businesses and individuals, the home was taken from an almost complete loss to a beautiful, inhabitable home once again. Special thanks to Kingsland Baptist Church mission’s department, Venus Construction, RBM Maintenance, Polar Express AC and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Katy. Creekside is a two year old community church is west Katy. They meet on Sunday at Woodcreek Jr High School and sponsor many Bible Studies throughout Katy and Richmond in homes. You can reach them at info@thecreekside.org or by calling 713-705-4878.

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with school supplies. Volunteers of all ages joined the fun after the service as they packed the quilts and kits into boxes to be delivered to the warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. From there, they will be distributed to people in need located in areas of natural disaster, or countries recovering from war. The quilts are used as wall dividers in refugee camps, mattresses and blankets to keep bodies warm or to wrap up for comfort when feeling alone.

These gifts of comfort were the project of Piecemakers, a community quilting group, that meets three times a month at Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy. If you would like to join the group for a work session or to donate fabric, thread or bedding, call the church office at 281-392-2300.

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. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided) and we will eat together at noon.

Living Word Lutheran ChurCh dediCation and BLessing of QuiLts and Kits On Sunday, March 25th, the interior of Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy was transformed for a Dedication and Blessing of Quilts and Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Hand tied quilts decorated all the pews. Baby Care Kits filled with baby clothes, diapers and blankets were on display, in addition to 100 red backpacks filled

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Group Exercise Class - The exercise class for adults 55+ meets every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 45 minutes of exercise led by Christy Kennedy, a group fitness certified instructor. This is a great time to enjoy like-minded folks who are strengthening and conditioning their body for the long haul. Regardless of your present condition, Christy will help you improve while making the exercise fun and beneficial. 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.

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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 with four Early Bird games. regular games start at 7:30 Pm. All profits will benefit community outreach and religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown katy at 5356 Eleventh st. You can get to the church if traveling west on hwy. 90 to katyland rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh st., turn left and the Church hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

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purpose.” If your family is in chaos, then this program is for you! This family system is designed to start with children at the age of 5 through 18 teaching authority, consequences, affirmation and being consistent and correct as parents. We have certified F.AM.I.L.Y. Rules Counselors available to assist you. Our volunteers have been screened with background checks and approved by the Fort Bend Juvenile Probation Department. For more information regarding our organization, check out our website at www.houseofhope-fortbend.org, or contact Janeen Smith at 832764-1123, houseofhopefortbend@comcast.net.

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LIBRARIES ANNOUNCE SUMMER READING CLUBS FOR ADULTS, TEENS AND CHILDREN Registration for the 2012 Summer Reading Clubs will begin on Tuesday, May 29th and continue through July 28th, at all Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) locations. There will be drawings, awards and prizes in the various clubs, please see our website for details on each. Participants may register at any Fort Bend County library or they may register online by going to the FBCL website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) starting May 29th. There is no charge to join the Summer Reading Clubs and they are open to people in the appropriate age group, regardless of the county of residence. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries and the Friends organizations that support the county library system. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch nearest you.

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May 17th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literaryreview club is free and open to the public. LIBRARY TO PRESENT INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER CLASSES: Adult Services staff at the library will present free, introductory computer classes. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. place on Thursday, May 17th, beginning at 10:00 AM, in the Computer Lab. place on Tuesday, May 29th, beginning at 10:00 AM, in the Computer Lab. The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however and reservations are required. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website ( ), the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library.

begins May 29th, the regularly-scheduled children’s and teen’s programs at all in May. The weekly children’s programs - such as Toddler Time, schedule in June.

Become a TuTor-undersTand our sTudenT’s LifeLines holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, 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

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ruoK Program 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 pant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when you return. 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 emy 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 ept. at 281-341-4704.

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SUPPORT/ HELP GROUPS KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY 281-391-5262. THE CoMpASSIoNATE FRIENdS (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262. THE CoMpASSIoNATE FRIENdS HouSToN WEST CHApTER meets every second Monday at 7 PM at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, Room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends. org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. CANCER CouNSELING (FREE CANCER SuppoRT GRoup IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 PM at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713520-9873 or www.cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. FREE MENTAL dISoRdERS FAMILY SuppoRT GRoupS - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. 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/. TouRETTE SYNdRoME ASSoCIATIoN oF TExAS KATY 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.

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- meets the at the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline.champness@bp.com). - meets the of each month, 11:30 Am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 Pm, at The Cellar Door. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org. - meets , 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. - meets 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. - meets the 2 , 4:00-8:00 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://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy. Networking And Breakfast $5: 1 , 7:30-9:00 Am at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com. - meetings are the at 7:00 Pm. membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@live.com. :

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- meets the at 6:30 Pm, at Vida Loca mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub.com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-392-3034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or www.KatyExchangeClub.com. RSVP is required. - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http://singles.meetup.com/1676. - meets on the , at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987. mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks. - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@comcast.net or www.bppartnershouston.com. - meets at 11:30 Am, on the 2 , at the merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com. - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www.commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589.

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We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. - meets 3rd from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www.asghouston.org. - meets 2 at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246. , 3rd 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. , Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000. - meets 1 from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road West). For more info. concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005. – , 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. – Meets at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org. - meets 2 . Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679. - dances 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or nanette@hotmail.com. - meets at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www.squarethru.com. - meets 1 at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459 or Betty Larsen at 281-392-3836. - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www.katy4fbassclub.com. - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, mdhado@comcast.net or www.TexasTriumphRegister.org. at 12:00 noon on the second floor of the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. For info, call Jean at 281693-4398 or Carol 281-492-6053 or email her at Fortijd@aol.com. - We meet on from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at 832-721-5481, email KatyPokemon@aol.com or check out www.Pokemon-tcg.com (look under Pokemon Organized Play) or www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional info. - meets the at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215. - meets on the from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Bayland Community Center in Houston (6400 Bissonnet). For more info., call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email carolynann@ consolidated.net or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com.

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Classified Ads FOR SALE Doug West prints, limited edition, framed and ready to hang. 817-905-9324. Two IKEA style white bookshelves, $40 each. One small light wood, 2 shelf bookshelf, $20. Blonde wood dresser top with two drawers and a mirror, $75. If interested, call Jennifer at 713-306-5682. Two leaf dining room table, 86x40 w/6 chairs. Matching china cabinet, 54x80, light oak, $400. Call 281-550-0330. Trurus Millennium PT 140 Pro, 140 Cal 40 with mags. Current CHL only. 281-347-2049. New G.E. electric stove, five burners, convection, self-cleaning oven, $450 OBO. Call M.L. at 713-854-4756. Senior citizen walker, $35. Shower chair, $50. Bath seat, $15. Electric scooter with battery charger included, 3 years old. Electric recliner, upright chair, $150. Allen & Roth faucet, light oil rubbed bronze, model #0097923, 8 in., still in Box, $75. Bathroom vanity top, sink, 36x19, light beige, $70. 2 seat patio lounger, new, $150. For pictures of all items, please contact Oatespa59@yahoo.com. 2 bedroom sets with 2 night stands, head board, dresser with mirror, $250 each set. Set of Fossil Rock coffee table, 2 end tables and sofa stand, $250. Solid oak dining table with six chairs, two extension leaves, $350. Kitchen dining table with 4 chairs (needs repair), $100. Desk with chair, $35. Solid dark Rattan barrel back chair and two sectional sofas, $750. Duncan Phife dining table with leaf (no chairs), $450. Call 281-856-0765.

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HELP WANTED New homeowner welcoming service seeking personable individuals to serve as representatives visiting new residents in the Katy area. Flexible hours, must be available to work Saturdays. Email resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. Inside/Outside Sales Representative - great opportunity to work with an established company doing B2B sales in the Katy area. Must be motivated and a self starter, hours are flexible, networking and sales experience a plus. Email resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Advertising company - looking for sales/home welcomers in 77494. Work part time on your own schedule. Visit new homeowners in your area and go over a packet of information. Add businesses to the packet and earn unlimited $. Call 281-236-8577 for more information. Need sales ladies to join my team (especially for Easter and Mothers day Events), selling unique handbags with chic inter-changeable exterior. Call 832-258-7859. 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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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. Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. 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 momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

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HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE 1 story, 4 years old, 3/2/1 townhome. 12602 Ravensway Center Dr. #610, Cypress. 1491 sq. ft., granite in kitchen and bathrooms, 18” tile floors, stainless appliances, $149,900. 281-630-1629. College Station Gateway Villas Townhome. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, granite countertops, washer/dryer, refrigerator included. Call 281-744-5304. Bay House in Sargent, waterfront property with boat access to house, built in 2003. 2 BR’s, 2 car garage, vaulted ceilings, central AC/heat, storage shed attached to house, carport, enclosed stairway, water & sewer system. Call Bill at 979-429-6853.

BOARDERS/ROOMMATES Room for rent in family home, Katy/Fry Road area, $375 a month. Call 713-822-8615, individual.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Luxury Royal Sands Resort, Cancun, Mexico. 2 bed / 2 bath, oceanview timeshare, available one week only: November 10-17, 2012. Reduced to $1000. Incredible pools, spa, fitness center. Email for info and pictures of resort: Luxurycondo@mac.com. Playa del Carmen private condo, 2 bed / 2 bath. 1600 square feet, beautifully furnished. 2 blocks from beach, 3 blocks from famous Fifth Avenue. Photos, rates, guest reviews at: www.VRBO.com/235451. Call Jeff, 713-856-7774. 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. 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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HELPFUL NUMBERS FOR GRAND LAKES GRANd LAkES - COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS COMMUNITY EVENTS Winter Festival Carole Fox 281-693-1183 carolejeanfox@yahoo.com Bonnie Duhart bduhart0325@gmail.com GaraGe sale OPen easter eGG Hunt Bonnie Duhart bduhart0325@gmailcom Denise Morrow disemorrow2002@yahoo.com JulY 4th event Carole Fox 281-693-1183 carolejeanfox@yahoo.com HallOWeen event Denise Morrow disemorrow2002@yahoo.com Bonnie Duhart bduhart0325@gmailcom NEWSLETTER Monica vagholkar monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com WOMAN’S ASSOC. Alexis Bante acbante@aol.com Eva Miller evajoel@sbcglobal LOST & FOUNd PETS Lisa Lambert 281-392-5792 PLAY GROUPS Elizabeth Demaree CRIME WATCH GLEN GESOFF

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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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Katy-Flewellen Median Grayson Lakes residents have asked about a county offer to share the cost of landscaping the Katy-Flewellen median in front of our community. The situation is this. About a year ago, Fort Bend county offered to provide the labor if Grayson Lakes would provide the material to landscape the median. According to the plan provided by the county, the cost to Grayson Lakes would have been about $30,000. The conclusion of the Budget Committee was that this work could not be funded since it would result in an increase in dues. Instead, the Budget Committee included $682.50 for 21 mowings a year in order to keep the median presentable.

LocaL Teen arTisT Makes Her Mark Local teen artist, Reagan Douglas, has just completed her first official recording at the famed Music World Studios in Houston, owned by Matthew Knowles, father of artist BeyoncĂŠ. The recording session was part of the prize for winning the T.E.E.S Katy Talent contest earlier this year. Her winning original song, entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Til the End,â&#x20AC;? is a tribute to those battling cancer and their families. Reagan began learning the guitar at the age of 11. She quickly took to writing lyrics and playing for anyone who would listen. Recently she performed for the Texas Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and Coaches for Cancer and has appeared several times on stage at Relay for Life in Katy. Her songs will soon be available on iTunes and her website, www. reaganonline.com. Her dream is to develop her career and travel around the world sharing her joy of music. T.E.E.S. Katy is a non-profit organization whose goal is to encourage teens to pursue their talents and dreams in a positive atmosphere: www.teeskaty.com.

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. With the current school year quickly coming to an end Ayusaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. For more information and requirements, please contact Heather Wells by phone 281-770-3414 or by email ayusakaty@gmail.com.

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VFW Voice oF Democracy a NatioNal eSSay competitioN The Voice of Democracy essay is a National Competition created in 1947 to allow high school students in grades 9-12 to voice their opinion on their responsibility to our nation. The theme for 2012 is: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Students from public, private and parochial high schools and home schooled students, in the U.S. and in American high schools overseas may enter. The oral presentation must be not less than 3 minutes and no more than 5 minutes in length, spoken in English and recorded on the media specified on the application form, with no background noise or enhancements. The essay cannot contain the student’s name, city, state, grade level or refer to their nationality. Entries must be received no later than midnight Nov. 1, 2012. Deliver to VFW #8905, 21902 Hempstead Hwy., Cypress, TX, 77429 (next to Carl’s BBQ) or mail to: VFW #8905, POB 2, Cypress, TX, 774100002. The winning VFW Post #8905 entry will then compete for the VFW District 4 Scholarship and that winner competes for the VFW Department of Texas Scholarship. The State winner receives an allexpense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March of 2013 to compete for a $40,000 VFW National scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school.

patriot’S peN Conducted Nationwide, this VFW sponsored youth essay competition gives 6th, 7th and 8th graders an opportunity to write 300-400 word essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of awards for future educational endeavors. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. You may access specific instructions by going to the VFW Website: VFW.ORG, choosing programs, then scholarships, then Patriot’s Pen. The 2012 theme is “What Would I Tell America’s Founding Fathers?” Entries must be submitted no later than midnight Nov. 1, 2012. Deliver to VFW #8905, 21902 Hempstead Hwy., Cypress, TX, 77429 (next to Carl’s BBQ) or mail to: VFW #8905, POB 2, Cypress, TX 77410-0002.

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Fund Raising Event - CrossPoint Christian School Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is pleased to announce that CrossPoint Christian School participated in 100 days of school with bringing in 100 coins (or more, for each student enrolled). The Moms and Dads of the students were faithful in their time of giving. These funds will help with the extensive resources that Pregnancy Help Center provides to residents of 3 counties who are faced with circumstances surrounding a present, potential or former pregnancy. Pregnancy Tests, Peer Counseling, classes for Moms and Dads, as well as limited ultrasound and help with maternity clothing and baby items are just some of the services that the Center provides to their clients. We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to CrossPoint Christian School for their special blessings and life giving opportunity.

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Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston’s Executive Director (Debbie Stoddard) was invited to speak to 6th - 12th graders at Faith West Academy in February, during their chapel time. FWA passed around a bottle and each student was challenged (by their School Chaplain) to put $20 into the bottle. At the end of their fundraising event, FWA raised and donated $1,500 in addition to a NEW Play Pen FILLED with Diapers. FWA’s generosity will assist in the extensive resources that Pregnancy Help Center provides to residents of 3 counties who are faced with circumstances surrounding a present, potential or former pregnancy. We would like to extend our thanks to Faith West Academy for their hospitality and generosity.

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mothER’s day cElEbRation tips May 13th mothers of mere mortals like us. Here are some tips on celebrating all things mom! fare and tuck her favorite flowers into a small crystal vase. Fill the tray with small presents. as a weekend getaway or as elaborate as a U.S. tour! 3. Surprise your mother with a visit if she lives far away. 5. Honor your mother’s memory if she’s no longer living. Send a donation to her favorite charity or spend the day working for her favorite cause. Do things she taught you to love. cards, flowers or notes to the mothers of your friends, even if you’ve never met them. and their mothers.

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History of the Memorial Day Holiday (U.S): Originally called Decoration Day Memorial Day Holiday was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868 Congress changed the observed Memorial Day date in 1968 to the last Monday in May to ensure a three day weekend. Ways to observe Memorial Day: Wear red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who died serving the United States during war Visit cemeteries to place flags/flowers on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day Visit a memorial Attend a Memorial Day parade to honor fallen heroes Family and friends get together for a Picnic for Memorial Day Memorial Day is unofficial kick-off of summer season

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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 with your interest at: Pkwheeler@ti.com.

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Please have the FBS # 281-341-4665 posted near your home phone, programmed into your cell phone and if you have children at home, make sure they know where to find the number and also put it in their cell phones if they have one. Never open your door to anyone that you don’t know or looks suspicious and make sure children know this as well. Neighborhood Security information as well as detailed information in reference to our Neighborhood Watch Program are available on our website, www.graysonlakesliving.com. The Neighborhood Watch document contains ways to keep yourself and your property safe and ways to help facilitate local law enforcement to reduce crime in our community. Be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes and ears open! Please sign up to receive Email alerts and forward this to any neighbor you know that may not be getting urgent information.

VoluntEErS nEEdEd! If you are interested in volunteering for the Grayson Lakes HOA Budget Committee, please contact Trey DeVillier at 281-347-7772 or send an email to trey@communitysound.com. Thank You!

Suggestions from the FBS dispatch officers regarding suspicious people are to get a physical description including race (white, black, Hispanic, etc.), height, weight, hair color, clothing etc. For suspicious vehicles, try to get a License Plate # and color, make and model, if possible and direction the vehicle is going. Keeping a pad of paper and pen in your own vehicle will make it easier to obtain the needed information.

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On February 16th, McDonald Jr. High celebrated Black History Month with a school wide event that featured guest speakers and student performances. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Kenneth Cummings, McDonald Jr. High principal; Karla Beek, MDJH Black History Committee; Lisa Brooks, MDJH Black History Committee; Mia Gradney, KIAH-TV Weekday Anchor and special guest speaker; Roosevelt Alexander, Katy ISD campus namesake and former principal; Debra Patrick, MDJH Black History Committee and Jessica Anderson, MDJH Black History Committee.

STUDENTS AND CAMPUSES CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH Throughout the month of February, campuses across Katy ISD celebrated Black History Month with plays, talent shows, history lessons and by inviting special guests to speak to students. These events celebrated the successes and contributions of Black Americans, both present day and past. Among some of the activities included a special weekly reading series at Mayde Creek High School that featured notable contributions of Black Americans during morning announcements. Students at Exley Elementary were treated to a Freedom Train performance that told the inspirational story about a mother and son and their quest to seek freedom from slavery. Additionally, McDonald Junior High students traveled to Morton Ranch High School for a celebration that included special guests KIAH-TV Weekday Anchor, Mia

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Gradney, former Katy ISD principal and campus namesake, Roosevelt Alexander and members of the McDonald Junior High Black History Committee. Students also enjoyed a performance by the McDonald Junior High band and a student play that illustrated key milestones in Black History. Morton Ranch High School hosted its 7th annual Black History Program on February 16th. This year’s theme, “HEROES,” paid homage to the student’s heroes within their lives - whether a past historical figure that paved a way for them to have a better today or someone within their family that is their constant cheerleader. Student performances ranged from original poetry works, lyrical and hip-hop dances, skits and songs. To view more photos from Black History Month celebrations across Katy ISD, go to www.flickr.com/photos/katyisd/ sets/72157629483660173/show/.

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Jayson Ewell, Life Scout with Troop 584, completed his Hornaday project of 12 Animal Transport Cages for the TWRC Wildlife Center.

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Saturday night will feature a Cinco de Mayo celebration with fajita dinner, Silent Auction and Entertainment. Sunday will feature the Live Auction, Raffle Drawing, Country Store, Food Booths, Games, Bounce Houses, Cake Walk, Vendors and lots of fun! The Live Auction will begin at 1 PM. Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event! For more information, contact St. Bartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at 281-391-4758 or go to website at www.st-bart.org.

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HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ COOKS UP HOUSTON’S HOT SUMMER BREAK™ BENEFITS ANNUAL EVENT The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced the launch of a new summer festival, benefiting the Show and allowing Houstonians an enjoyable, refreshing and entertaining break from the city’s summer heat. Houston’s Hot Summer Break, July 4-8, 2012, is an all day, five-day music, food, beer, wine and spirits festival, featuring top chefs and mixologists, shopping, and live music. Held completely inside Reliant Center, the summer event includes cooking demonstrations, a beer brewing competition, wine and liquor seminars and the search for Houston’s best cocktail, margarita and martini. Patrons also can explore both floors of Reliant Center to listen and dance to live concerts featuring country, blues and jazz music, along with disc jockeys playing a mix of club music.

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If you or someone you know would like to display and sell Arts, Crafts and/or Market/Retail Items at one of the most successful Arts & Crafts Shows in this area, then this is for you! The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, will be hosting their 20th Annual Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Over 130 booth spaces are available. The Arts and Crafts Show will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 6646 Addicks-Satsuma, Houston, Texas 77084 (just north of I-10 @ Hwy. 6). Please contact Susie Schwartz at kclacraftshow@yahoo.com for booth rental information. Apply early - Booths sell out quickly & you don’t want to miss this one!

“We are thrilled to announce the development of Houston’s Hot Summer Break,” said Skip Wagner, president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “Houstonians love to celebrate and this festival offers them a really cool way to do so. We look forward to making it one of the best and most successful events of its kind, offering attendees the ability to get away without going away!” Another highlight of the event, a restaurant-style café, will allow attendees the opportunity to sit and enjoy creations from several Houston-area restaurants, cafés and diners, including a wine bar and coffee shop. Net proceeds generated from Houston’s Hot Summer Break will directly benefit the mission of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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KVPAC - 2012 SPring SeASon TheATre ProgrAm SChedule KVPAC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization since 2001, is located at 2501 South Mason Road, Suite # 290 in Katy, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center complex. All productions will be performed in the ExhibitForce Main Theatre at KVPAC on the Kennedy Grand Stage. For ticket prices, show details and audition information, visit www.kvpac.org. Show The Secret Garden

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The award-winning Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) Actors Academy is proud to present the school edition of the 8-time Tony award winning musical Les Misérables performed entirely by students! This compelling musical voyage into post-revolutionary France opens on saturday, May 5th at the Berry Center 8877 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433 and has 8 performances through sunday, May 13th. The epic story presented in Les Misérables School Edition is a great way to introduce children to the magic of musical theatre. Broadway’s legendary musical, originally adapted from Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. Relentless in its musical drive, Les Misérables School Edition is filled with powerful imagery of darkness and light, highlighting, throughout its dramatic action, the struggle inherent in the human condition and the indomitability of the spirit, despite great suffering. Set in 19th century France, this classic and poignant musical, tells the story of Jean Valjean, a strong-hearted man jailed for stealing a loaf of bread. As he struggles to make a new life for himself given his new found freedom, he must grapple with questions of faith, fatherhood and allegiance to the law.

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SPORTS West Houston Girls softball association reGistration West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2012 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www. eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Monica Canady at westhoustongsa@yahoo.com.

sports Quest summer soccer camps 2012 Celebrating 16 years! Online registration is now open for summer soccer camps 2012! Sports Quest is a non-profit, professional soccer training organization, dedicated to developing and promoting the game of soccer at all levels in a Christian environment. Sports Quest summer camps offer a unique opportunity for players aged 5-12 years to develop their technical and tactical soccer skills and at the same time, addresses key issues relating to each child’s spiritual and character development. In addition to the high quality soccer instruction, campers will also receive a free hand stitched soccer ball, a free camp T-shirt and other commemorative gifts and awards. For further information/registration, visit www.sportsquesttraining.com or call 832-593-7777.

albion Hurricanes (aHfc) soccer tryouts Albion Hurricanes FC (AHFC) Soccer Tryouts and Draft begins in May and June for U9 to U19 Players. Please go to www.albionhurricanes.org and register today! AHFC, established in 1989, is leading the way in South Texas youth soccer by inspiring and developing young men and women through world class soccer coaching and innovative techniques as well as instilling the proper framework, self-esteem, confidence and sportsmanship within our athletes.

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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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laDy SHaRKS WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S gOlF aSSOCIatION (Wga) The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf and fellowship among our members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Susie Hatfield 832-437-3670, michaelhat2002@yahoo.com or Sue Crookson 281-392-4913, scrookson@entouch.net.

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Join us for a prayer, coffee and fellowship 10 AM to 11:30 AM La Madeleine’s 23322 Mercantile Parkway Katy, TX (Grand Parkway and I-10) Bring a friend and don’t forget to bring your Bible. 2012 Prayer Connection dates: May 10th June 7th

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“for the Betterment of the World” Baha’i faith of fort Bend County Please join us for an informal devotional gathering, where we share music, prayers and inspirational readings taken from the major religions of the world, in an environment of unity and harmony. The Word of God, say the Baha’i Writings, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts and renews one’s sense of purpose. The devotional is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 4-5 PM and will be followed by a sharing of thoughts, ideas and ways to apply spiritual principles to one’s day-to-day affairs. Refreshments will be served. For details on the location or for answers to any other questions you may have, please call the Baha’i Faith of Fort Bend County at 281-395-9026.

PoWer for today BiBle study and Prayer “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:34 Held every 3rd Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 PM Omni Hotel Westside - Café on the Lake 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77079 281-558-8338

CreeKside Community ChurCh Community Bible Studies: Ladies Studies - Thursday Nights at 7 PM Grand Parkway & Westheimer Men’s Bible Study - Saturdays at 7:00 AM - Katy Mills Denny’s Youth Bible Study - Sundays at 4:30 PM - 542 Applewhite Dr. Couples Bible Studies - Tuesdays at 6 PM - Long Meadow Farms Wednesdays at 7:00 PM - North Cinco Ranch Thursdays at 7:00 PM - Silver Ranch For more information, call 713-705-4878.

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CreeKside Community ChurCh announCes the ComPletion of the BrooKshire home maKeover: CreeKside edition On February 26, 2012, the home of Mrs. Powell was given back to her completely renovated. This 15-month project restored the home of a single mom who had been displaced for 5 years due to hurricane damage. Partnering with other churches, businesses and individuals, the home was taken from an almost complete loss to a beautiful, inhabitable home once again. Special thanks to Kingsland Baptist Church mission’s department, Venus Construction, RBM Maintenance, Polar Express AC

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and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Katy. Creekside is a two year old community church is west Katy. They meet on Sunday at Woodcreek Jr High School and sponsor many Bible Studies throughout Katy and Richmond in homes. You can reach them at info@thecreekside.org or by calling 713-705-4878.

Living Word Lutheran ChurCh dediCation and BLessing of QuiLts and Kits On Sunday, March 25th, the interior of Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy was transformed for a Dedication and Blessing of Quilts and Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Hand tied quilts decorated all the pews. Baby Care Kits filled with baby clothes, diapers and blankets were on display, in addition to 100 red backpacks filled with school supplies. Volunteers of all ages joined the fun after the service as they packed the quilts and kits into boxes to be delivered to the warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. From there, they will be distributed to people in need located in areas of natural disaster, or countries recovering from war. The quilts are used as wall dividers in refugee camps, mattresses and blankets to keep bodies warm or to wrap up for comfort when feeling alone.

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These gifts of comfort were the project of Piecemakers, a community quilting group, that meets three times a month at Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy. If you would like to join the group for a work session or to donate fabric, thread or bedding, call the church office at 281-392-2300.

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. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided) and we will eat together at noon. Group Exercise Class - The exercise class for adults 55+ meets every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 45 minutes of exercise led by Christy Kennedy, a group fitness certified instructor. This is a great time to enjoy like-minded folks who are strengthening and conditioning their body for the long haul. Regardless of your present condition, Christy will help you improve while making the exercise fun and beneficial. 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.

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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 with four Early Bird games. regular games start at 7:30 Pm. All profits will benefit community outreach and religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown katy at 5356 Eleventh st. You can get to the church if traveling west on hwy. 90 to katyland rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh st., turn left and the Church hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

Fort Bend County InFo. FOrt BENd mAStEr GArdENErS For information on Ft. Bend master gardeners or lists of events, visit www.fbmg.com or call the master’s gardener’s hotline at 281341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events.

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 or call 281-491-1621. sugar land garden Club was established in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. membership is open to all.

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any faith, culture and ethnicity in assisting parents to “parent with purpose.” If your family is in chaos, then this program is for you! This family system is designed to start with children at the age of 5 through 18 teaching authority, consequences, affirmation and being consistent and correct as parents. We have certified F.AM.I.L.Y. Rules Counselors available to assist you.

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LIBRARIES ANNOUNCE SUMMER READING CLUBS FOR ADULTS, TEENS AND CHILDREN Registration for the 2012 Summer Reading Clubs will begin on Tuesday, May 29th and continue through July 28th, at all Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) locations. There will be drawings, awards and prizes in the various clubs, please see our website for details on each. Participants may register at any Fort Bend County library or they may register online by going to the FBCL website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) starting May 29th. There is no charge to join the Summer Reading Clubs and they are open to people in the appropriate age group, regardless of the county of residence. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries and the Friends organizations that support the county library system. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch nearest you.

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The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however and reservations are required. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library.

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WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING AT CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY TAKES A BREAK IN MAY In preparation for the Summer Reading Club, which begins May 29th, the regularly-scheduled children’s and teen’s programs at all locations in the Fort Bend County library system will NOT take place in May. The weekly children’s programs - such as Toddler Time, Story Time and the After-School Breaks - will resume their summer schedule in June.

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!”

ruoK Program 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.

recycLe aT The fT. Bend counTy recycLing cenTer! The Ft. Bend County Recycling center is located nearby in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away) and accepts glass/bottles and Styrofoam that Waste Management doesn’t pick up. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website for information: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. Some recycling facts:

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PLEASE NOTE - PETS ON LEAShES It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the safety of all 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 see ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.

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. - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-465-3408 x 1007. . - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. - 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. - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org. oung Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy.

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- This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved. - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281235-3043 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. - For info., please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org. KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at Crosspoint Community Church, located at the corner of Kingsland Blvd. and Westgreen Blvd. in Katy. For more info., please email membership@kapom. org or visit our website www.kapom.org. KATY PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED SUPPORT GROUP (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org. - We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

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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. Rolex watch. Call for details. 281-414-3597.

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Omega Pro II Racquetball Racket with zip case, never used, $35; 8” animal gold trim/porcelain (some) plates, $15 - $20 each; Emmot Kelly clown, numbered/framed lithographs, $75 - $100 each. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Sliding mirror doors (one pair) for a wardrobe or closet, each door is 39 “W x 79”H, together the doors will be good for a 78”W X 79”H wardrobe or closet, comes with upper and bottom alum guide rails, the doors are similar to IKEA PAX MALM ward robe article # 900-745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.

AUTOMOTIVE 2004 GMC Sierra Extended cab truck, leather interior, Bose radio system, XM radio & On Star ready, 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome tool box. Well maintained, one owner, all maintenance records available, excellent condition, 127,000 miles. Sell for $8,500 OBO. 832-6545339 or 281-855-9030. Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle, eggshell on white in color, black leather saddle bags, $3,000. 281-726-4305 Pat. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Used only if needed. Expires 6/15/12.

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HELP WANTED New homeowner welcoming service seeking personable individuals to serve as representatives visiting new residents in the Katy area. Flexible hours, must be available to work Saturdays. Email resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. Inside/Outside Sales Representative - great opportunity to work with an established company doing B2B sales in the Katy area. Must be motivated and a self starter, hours are flexible, networking and sales experience a plus. Email resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time on the job training. No experience necessary. Professional & reliable retired welcome. Must provide TDL, Soc. Sec. card, (clear criminal history). Excellent benefits, all shift available. Call today & set up interview. 281-759-1010. 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Advertising company - looking for sales/home welcomers in 77494. Work part time on your own schedule. Visit new homeowners in your area and go over a packet of information. Add businesses to the packet and earn unlimited $. Call 281-236-8577 for more information. Need sales ladies to join my team (especially for Easter and Mothers day Events), selling unique handbags with chic inter-changeable exterior. Call 832-258-7859. 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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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. Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. 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 momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

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