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Katy ElKs lodgE hEld its First annual “WhEn pigs Flyâ€? spam CooK-oFF Pigs surely did “flyâ€? at the Katy Elks Lodge. This was the occasion of the 1st Annual “When Pigs Flyâ€? Charity Spam Cook-Off sponsored by the Katy Elks PER Association. Some unusual offerings as well as some delicious ones were presented in the 4 categories of competition. Winners included: Art: 1st Place - Dorris Conley, 2nd Place - Kristen Severson; Appetizers: 1st Place - Butter Barteck, 2nd Place - Nancy Draper, 3rd Place - Donna Powell; EntrĂŠe: 1st Place - Joe & Kristen Severson, 2nd Place Jim Clark, 3rd Place - Jim Quiggins and Desserts: 1st Place - Tonja Poorman, 2nd Place - Sandi Boyett, 3rd Place - Joe & Kristen Severson. Overall Winners were presented with a specially designed trophy made by Custom Awards & Engraving that featured an actual Spam can in its design. Those winners were: 1st Place - Joe & Kristen Severson, 2nd Place - Dorris Conley and 3rd Place - Jim Clark. Special thanks is due Rey Paulino and the Jersey Creek Band for a wonderful day of music, Ernie Cormier for providing complimentary chair massages, Van Poorman of Atlas Glass for his continued encouragement and recruiting of cookers, all the judges, the work of many dedicated Katy Elks Lodge members who helped and most definitely all of the participants. Saturday night following the awards everyone was treated to the entertainment of Butter Bartek, local D.J. and singer as well as a member of the Katy Elks. Begin making your plans now and practicing your recipes for next year’s contest to be held in mid June 2013. Some are referring to it as our “squeal-quel!â€?

British and Expat FamiliEs oF Katy British and Expat Families of Katy enjoyed a very special evening at Willowfork Country Club on Friday, June 8th in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of The Queen’s reign. Over 120 guests were invited to enjoy traditional British food (Bangers ’n’ Mash and Fish ’n’ chips), a Royal quiz (similar to the typical format of a British pub quiz) and entertainment in the form of a 1970’s/80’s disco by our very own in-house British DJ Evelyn Borthwick. Details are important: Hand-picked British goodies arranged into baskets for raffle prizes, some carefully wrapped and brought back in hand luggage from the UK; home-made gravy cooked by one of our organizers and delivered to the Club earlier that day; Union Jack bunting (decorative flaggarlands) air-mailed to an Expat family in Katy by relatives in the UK and custom-ordered cakes

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displaying photographic images of Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty and two Royal Corgies, resplendent and bejeweled, were standing on display at the top of the staircase as if poised to greet and welcome arriving guests and every table bore the title and photograph of a Royal Property surrounded by candles, confetti and balloons. For information of the British and Expat Families of Katy Meetup group: www.meetup.com/british-and-Expat-Moms-of-Katy

Congratulations samuel luna, ‘Champion of Change’ Samuel Luna was recognized at the White House on May 24, 2012 for his volunteer services to help fellow veterans. Sam’s award “Vietnam Veterans Champion of Change,” is part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative (whitehouse. gov/champions). Individuals within the veterans community were honored, especially those who served in Vietnam and have shown continued support for efforts to end veterans homelessness, boost veterans employment, treat problems with substance abuse and develop treatment programs for those dealing with Post Traumatic Stress.

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Sam Luna, a Vietnam Veteran, is Founder of Vets’ Journey Home Texas, Inc., which is a non-profit organization that provides a weekend retreats at no cost to veterans and active duty military personnel. The weekend is a safe place where the participants can come to learn about what their war experience did to their body. They learn the role that experience continues to play in their daily lives and in their quest to co-exist peacefully. With the help of trained facilitators, in the sharing of their stories they are safely guided to release emotions. There is also a retreat for veterans and their spouses. Mr. Luna is the Chapter Service Officer for four veteran organizations in the Katy, Texas area where he helps veterans navigate the Veterans Administration to obtain medical care and compensation. With the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9182, Sam also serves on the Color Guard assisting with burial detail. He is the Department of Texas Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart and serves on the board of Spaulding for Children, a special needs adoption agency. Sam is a retired Supervising United States Probation Officer. He is often called upon to speak about his work, especially to share his knowledge of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Samuel Luna was honored as a White House Vietnam Veteran Champion of Change for his work to educate military veterans about Post Traumatic Stress.

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If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.) AmericAn Legion: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteran’s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boy’s State Program. Will Miller, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information. VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in “Old Town Katy.” Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. Peyton Lumpkin, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer. miLitAry order oF the PurPLe heArt: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third thursday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in Old Town Katy. David Lemak, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS (8387).

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BOY SCOUTS HoMescHooL cuB scout pacK 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1st through 5th grade, please contact “Van” VanZant at 281-851-8374 or at van.vanzant@gmail.com . We will also have an informational meeting and registration thursday, August 16th at 7 PM at the Bear Creek Community Center.

HoMescHooL pacK 393 Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at sumosam@sumofam.com

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The price increase maintains district compliance with the USDA policy and affects the pricing on approximately 46% of all lunch meals. Visit www.katyisd.org Nutrition and Food Services web page for more details about food services in Katy ISD.

KATY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES RECOGNIZES OUTGOING MEMBERS, WECOMES NEW MEMBERS During a special meeting following the May 21st regular meeting, Katy ISD’s Board of Trustees recognized the dedication and community service of its two outgoing members Robert Shaw and Neal Howard. Retiring board member Shaw has served on the Board of Trustees since 1997 and outgoing member Howard has served since 2009. New Board members Bryan Michalsky and Charles Griffin were sworn-in and new officer seats were elected. New officers for the 2012 - 2013 school year are as follows: Rebecca Fox, President; Joe Adams, Vice President; Henry Dibrell, Secretary; Bryan Michalsky, Treasurer; Charles Griffin, Sergeant-at-Arms; Terry Huckaby, Member and Bill Proctor, Member. Katy ISD Board of Trustees meetings included a work-study meeting on June 11th and a regular meeting on June 18th. Visit the School Board page at www.katyisd.org for more information about the Katy ISD Board of Trustees.

KATY ISD BEGINS BROADCASTING BOARD MEETINGS Starting with the May 21st Board meeting, community members can watch Katy ISD Board meetings online. Each meeting will be recorded in its entirety and available for online viewing the following day.

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To access the videos, simply go to www.katyisd.org and click the “Board Meeting Video” button located underneath the homepage slide show. Patrons may also access the video by visiting the School Board web page and clicking the “Board Meeting Video” link located in the left navigation sidebar. The video is split between meeting sections, so viewers may watch the entire meeting or just special sections of the meeting.

KATY ISD ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION CHANGES FOR 2012 - 2013 The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved a change in the eligibility requirements for students to receive transportation services. Starting in August 2012, the eligibility for bus transportation will change from the current 3/10 of a mile to approximately 1/2 mile for elementary students and approximately one mile for junior high and high school students. Bus transportation will continue to be provided for students for whom a hazardous condition may exist between home and school, as well as special needs bus routes. Approximately 52 bus routes (elementary and secondary) will be eliminated, affecting approximately 6,600 students or nearly 21% of the 32,000 students that ride school buses daily. The Katy ISD Transportation Department began building bus routes in June and will have specific routing information available for parents sometime in August. The district will announce specific dates once they become available. The changes are the result of the Transportation Department experiencing particular challenges this year in having a sufficient number of drivers available to meet daily transportation route requirements. Due to vacant routes and driver absences, there have been days in which the department has found it necessary to find drivers to cover up to 46 routes. These changes will allow the district to better meet route driver needs and will provide for more effective route

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On June 12th two Houston area high school bowlers, Keith Gardner (Katy ISD) and Dominick Savage (Ft. Bend ISD), traveled to Austin to appear before the Texas U.I.L. Legislative Committee at their Annual Policy Meeting to make a proposal that bowling be added as an U.I.L. athletic sport in high schools across the state. They prepared a presentation and were given only five minutes to speak to the committee members, which was comprised of district Superintendents from throughout Texas. Having only a limited amount of time to present their topic, Keith and Dominick focused on some of the highlights about high school bowling. At the end of their presentation, members of the Legislative Committee commended Keith and Dominick on making such a great presentation and asked several questions, such as how many students are on each of their bowling teams; which areas currently have the most concentration of high school bowlers; how much are they currently paying for a participation fee and what are there averages, to name just a few. Each committee member was provided with a copy of Keith and Dominick’s presentation along with a brochure from USBC, which discusses a little more about High School bowling. Karen Miller, the Executive Director of the Texas Bowling Centers Association, had also filed a proposal with the Texas U.I.L. to add bowling as a new U.I.L. sport and was also in attendance at the meeting as a representative of the Texas High School Bowling Club. She provided additional information to the Committee in response to some of the questions that were being asked of the youth bowlers. The Texas U.I.L. Legislative Committee will reconvene in October and will vote at that time whether or not to pass bowling as a new U.I.L. sport. Let’s hope this will be the year. It’s been 75 years and it’s about time bowling gets state athletic association recognition in Texas.

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KISD TRAINERS AWARDED SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIPS Three local student athletic trainers were recently awarded Sports Medicine scholarships from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Jarrell Beckett, Morton Ranch High School; Catherine Long, Cinco Ranch High School and Victoria Costilla, Katy High School. Each of these recent graduates received $1,000 in recognition of the distinguished service they provided to Katy ISD athletic programs throughout their high school years. Beckett will attend Prairie View A&M University, Long will start her studies at Valparaiso University in Indiana and Costilla will attend Texas Tech University.

MEMORIAL LuTHERAN CHuRCH Of KATy BLOOD DRIvE Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on August 7, 2012, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM, in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.

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TAYLOR HIGH MCMEANS JR. HIGH TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL MARCH-A-THON The James E. Taylor High School Band is continuing the exciting tradition: A community parade for the neighborhoods surrounding Taylor High School. General Information: Who: All members of the 2012 James E. Taylor Marching Band and Color Guard Date: August 18, 2012 Time: 8 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 3:30 PM Music to be played: All stands music for the 2012 marching season According to the Director of Bands, Chris Bailey, the goal in this venture is three-fold:

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McMeans Jr. High recently received their No Place For Hate Banner from the Anti-Defamation League in Houston for participating in the No Place For Hate Program. Students participated in “No Name Calling” week, designed a t-shirt, made Anti-Bullying posters and wrote letters to bullies on card stock handprints, which were posted along the hallways. In 2011, only 5 Katy ISD schools earned the No Place For Hate status, with only one being a junior high. The 2012 list isn’t available yet.

In addition to pledges, for a minimum donation of $150, the entire 300-piece marching band will provide a small personal concert containing songs chosen by the individual houses or cul-de-sacs along the route (list of songs will be provided). These concerts and donation will take place along the parade route (see www.jetband.org for parade route and information).

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This year 139 Senior SOS members completed the requirements to wear a white community service cord at graduation. Each of these students will receive a $1,000 to use towards their education after graduation: Kimberley Argarwal, Kenzie Buchanan, Natalie Chen, Rachel Fallin, Matthew Williamson, Nicole Yost and Jane Weber. Natalie Chen served 535 hours during her time in Spartans Out Serving (SOS). Natalie’s most meaningful volunteer experience was working with children at the Chinese Community Center in Houston through their summer youth Program. She plans to continue to volunteer when she begins her journey at UT Austin. Rachel Fallin served 275 hours during her time in SOS. Community Service changed her life when she became a camera operator at Second Baptist church and she knew she wanted to major in radio, television and film studies in college. The impact of one testimony videotaped and seen by thousands was profound. Jane Weber served 401 hours during her time in SOS. Jane has volunteered in various activities with a focus on working with children and giving them a good role model, especially with the DARE and Power organizations. From that experience Jane plans to become a teacher and a mother.

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Matthew Williamson served 165.5 hours during his time in SOS. His most meaningful volunteer experience was on mission trip to Nicaragua in 2011 when he worked with the House of Hope organization. Through volunteering, Matthew has become aware of the pain and suffering in the world and plans to continue volunteering wherever he may go. Kenzie Buchanan served 287.6 hours during her time in SOS. The most meaningful volunteer experience was when she went to New Orleans for a week mission with her family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kenzie has come to love serving others and finding joy in being able to help out the community. Kimberly “Komal” Agarwal served 154.5 hours during her time in SOS. Komal’s most memorable volunteer experience was at Katy Visual and Performing Art Center as a teacher’s assistant while using her artistic skills.

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L - R: Abby Graeflin, Colby Brown, Angela Nicole Yost served Camille, Melissa Keckley, Jack Weber, Kent 498 hours during Cho, Caitlyn Mortus and Mark Melton. her time in SOS. Missing: Piper Argo, Matthew Gulick, Kiran The most meaningMakhnejia, Abigail Rucker and ful experience NikCharles Deng. ki had was building a ramp for a SOS AWARD WINNERS wheelchair bound man through UM FRESHMEN - JUNIOR AWARDS, Army. She learned skills to be a well2011 - 2012 SCHOOL YEAR equipped indepenSOS Sponsors chose to honor two girls and dent homeowner two boys from each grade level. The criteria one day as well as they used to select these students is based touching the life on the following: Total numbers of hours volof someone who unteering at three or more different places was prisoner in his and most important what they submitted on own home. Nikki x2vol.com and how they answered the two plans to continue required questions: “How did the community contributing to her benefit from this project?” and “What did I learn about myself from this event?” community wherever she goes. Freshman - Abby Graeflin, Abigail Rucker, Colby Brown and Charles Deng. Sophomores - Matthew Gulick, Kiran Makhnejia, Jack Weber and Caitlyn Mortus. Juniors - Angela Camille, Piper Argo, Mark Melton and Kent Cho. We also have one student that really represented what Spartans Out Serving is all about - serving our community. She brought a new program, “Milk for Many” to Seven Lakes, which collects unused milk, juice and chips at lunch and delivers them to the Katy Christian Ministries Food Bank each day. Our 2011- 2012 Spartans Out Serving MVP is Melissa Keckley.

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To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.hcpl.net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library. ADULTS BOOk DIScUSSIOn cLUBS - The Library hosts two book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. If you are interested in joining either discussion group, extra copies of the books are available at the library. There are no dues and new members are welcome! JUST DeSSeRTS MYSTeRY BOOk cLUB - This summer, the library will be hosting a new book club for your enjoyment. During the month of August, we will be discussing Alone by Lisa Gardner on Wednesday, August 1st at 2 PM. If you are interested in joining this discussion group, extra copies of the book are available at the library. There are no dues and new members are welcome! ADULT SUMMeR ReADIng PROgRAM BegInS! Get a Clue! All adults ages 18 and up are invited to participate in the Harris County Public Library summer reading program. This summer, read four books by August 11th and get entered into a drawing at your local Harris County Library for a variety of prizes. At the library, you will also receive a gift certificate for a free book from our Friends Booksale as well as a chance to win our grand prize treasure chest full of goodies. Come in and see what we have for you! Also, join us for our family summer reading programs. All programs are free and everyone is welcome although the adult only computer classes do require registration! FRee InTeRneT cLASSeS - The library provides free classes in Internet Basics each month. You can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. The next month’s classes will be on on Tuesday, August 14th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM and Saturday, August 25th at 10 AM to 11 AM. Preregistration is required for the Saturday class ONLY. SUMMeR e-ReADIng - How are you going to enjoy reading your books this summer? Visit the Maud Marks Library on Tuesday, August 7th at 1 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Try out the latest gadgets in reading and gaming technology before you buy them including the Kindle2, SonyReader, ipod Touch, ipod, MP3 and more! WII ReAD FAMILY BOWLIng TOURnAMenT - Is your family ready to show off your bowling skills? On Friday, August 11th at 1 PM join us for our Wii Read Family League Bowling Tournament! The library will be hosting a bowling tournament lasting all afternoon with prizes and refreshments in honor of the end of the summer. Sign up as just yourself or get your whole family to join in! FAMILY FILM FeSTIvAL - Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this summer. Every week we will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn. Join us on Friday, August 3rd at 1 PM as we take a trip on the Mystery Machine! PAYIng FOR YOUR cHILD’S eDUcATIOn - Paying for college is a real concern in today’s economy. How can you ensure that your child will be financially sound for college? Come to the library on August 14th at 3:00 PM to learn how much to save, how to save and when to start to ensure your child can have a successful future. Seating for this and most programs is limited. BOOk SALe - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, August 4th at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Also, join us on Friday, August 3rd from 4:30 to 6:00 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? No problem, just ask a librarian how you can join today!

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CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY (FT. BEND CO. LIB.) 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311, Hours . 12 Noon - 9 PM, . 10 AM - 9 PM, . 10 AM - 6 PM, 10 AM - 9 PM, 12 Noon - 5 PM, . 10 AM - 5 PM, . Closed. th The Night Readers’ book club will meet on beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. - Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. The library will present a free, three-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on th , from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, in the Meeting Room. The series will continue th th on at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night. The three-part series is designed to help all job-hunters, from those applicants applying for a position at a fast-food restaurant to executives looking for a position in a large company. The tips that are presented can help any applicant plan a more efficient job hunt and make a more favorable impression. The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required and late arrivals are welcome. WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE : at 10:30 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. Program dates are: . at 10:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are: . : Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 PM . Program dates are: . at 7:00 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. Program dates are: .

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a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Kinder Korner will not take place in August. The program will resume in September. : crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades - begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The AfterSchool Breaks will not take place in August. These programs will resume in September. , which begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th grade and up. The Tween Café will not take place in August. These programs will resume in September.

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, 1:00 PM. The Knitting & Crochet Club is the place for you if you want to learn new techniques, teach someone else, or just hang out with other crafters. TCome & join the club! All ages are welcome! - The Katy Library offers an array of computer classes - call to find out this month’s offerings. , 12:00 PM. Bring your lunch and join us for an informal genealogy get-together. We’ll have computers, Ancestry.com and other genealogists to help each other with our searches. , 4:30 PM. Basic computer classes taught in Spanish. Clase de la computadora.

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Last year over 200 friends joined us for dinner and we were able to raise $17,500. Keep Kids Connected donated $5,000 for pediatric cancer research from last year’s proceeds. Since August 2010, the organization has delivered over 245 computers to kids with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Our wish is to be able to continue with our mission to brighten the lives of kids battling a serious illness and keeping them connected with their friends and family. The dinner will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:30 - 9 PM at St. Bartholomew Parish Hall, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX 77493. Dinner tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a reserved table for 8 people. Sponsorships are available at several levels, beginning at $125. For more information, contact keepkidsconnected@gmail.com or go to www.keepkidsconnected.org to download ticket and sponsorship information. Forms and payment can be mailed to P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492. Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. Donate your aluminum cans every 2nd Saturday (next one - August 12th) from 9 AM - 12 PM at Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy, 77494. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements at www.keepkidsconnected.org and download an application.

MeMoriAl lutherAn ChurCh oF KAty Blood drive Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on August 7, 2012, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM, in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.

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HFAC has numerous performance opportunities for teens in grades 7-12 including a 4-week performance camp for 42nd street, a 1-week Triple Threat Boot Camp, a 1-week Jazz Intensive, a 2-week performance camp for Lend Me a Tenor and a 3-week performance camp for the gilbert & sullivan favorite The Pirates of Penzance. All camps include two complimentary tickets to the show, a camp t-shirt, a script, costumes and other needed materials. For more info and to register for summer camps check the HFAC Actors Academy website at www.hfacacademy.com or call 281-685-2623.

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DECIBELLES (A BArBErShop ChoruS) We are a ladies daytime chorus with approximately 30 members. We have been performing in the Houston area for over 30 years. We sing old favorites and contemporary tunes arranged in the barbershop style. The four parts creating the barbershop sound are Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass. We rehearse Friday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:30 Pm at the Treemont Retirement Center located at 2501 Westerland, off Westheimer and Gessner. We love to have visitors and even more when you decide to join our chorus. For additional information, please call Pat at 281-497-4904 or decibelle@comcast.net (email).We perform two types of shows each year. Currently we are singing a selection of patriotic songs, Johnny mathis’ “Chances are,” Perry Como’s “Hot Diggity Dog” and other fun tunes. you’ll be singing along with us before you know it. Our Christmas show includes old favorites, but also includes new fun tunes with props, narratives and choreography. We’ll begin preparing that program in October and book performances for the first two weeks in December. Come visit any Friday and see how much fun you can have with us.

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ST. EdITH STEIN CATHOLIC COMMUNITy FOUNdERS’ dAy FESTIvAL please join the St. Edith Stein Catholic community for our Founders’ Day Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 11 AM to 10 pM. There will be fun for the whole family with food, games, BINGO, live music, a beer garden and raffles for amazing prizes! plus, a country store selling handmade goodies! St. Edith Stein Catholic Church - 3311 N. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77449

WESTSIdE CHURCH OF THE NAzARENE “Crafts with a Mission” Craft show, September 15, 2012, 9:00 AM to 4:00 pM at the Westside Church of the Nazarene, 3434 N. Fry Road. Outdoor vendor spots are still available. Email Annetta at terryannetta@sbcglobal.net for more information and the forms.

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On September 28th and 29th, from 9 AM to 3 PM, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting its annual Fall Gift Market. This is the ideal event to kick off your holiday shopping and decorating! The convenient location at the corner of Louetta Road and N. Eldridge Parkway makes it easy to shop the selection of unique jewelry, home decor, flower arrangements, handcrafted gifts, collectibles, pottery, candles and trendy clothing for ladies and children. The Fall Gift Market also features The Tea Room offering the famous taco soup, sandwiches, desserts and homemade baked goods, plus the Silent Auction/Raffle benefiting church-affiliated projects and outreach. For more information, please visit stmaryscypress.org or call Jennifer (281-655-8774) or Terri (713-301-8791). St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 15415 N. Eldridge Parkway, Cypress, Texas 77429-2005, 281-370-8000.

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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 and you don’t want to miss this one!

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katy 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 Fall 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

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Katy Girls softball association... fall ball rEGistration August 4, 2012: Academy at 9 AM-2 PM August 11, 2012: Academy at 9 AM-2 PM August 16, 2012: Academy at 6 PM-8:30 PM REGISTRATION FEE: $75 8 Game Season + EOS Tournament Online registration starts in August! Season starts October 6, 2012 Visit our website: kgsa.org or call 281-391-6890

Katy yMca Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is still in progress. Limited spaces available. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org : Ages 6-15. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA Camp Cinco, located behind Creech Elementary. Sessions still have a few spaces left for the rest of the summer. Drop off as early as 7 AM, pick up as late as 6:30 PM. Swimming, field trips, old fashioned camp experience! : The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. : Child Care provided at most Katy ISD elementary schools until 6:30 PM. Some schools offer both before and after school care. Please call for specific school offerings and prices. : Register now for fall youth NFL Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball or Cheerleading. Teen Volleyball and Basketball registration are also in progress. Registration deadline is ($10 late fee added after August 26 ). : Physical Education, Theatre Arts, Spanish, Art and more are part of the Y’s Homeschool curriculum. Meets from 1 PM – 3 PM. Call for more information and pricing.

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Come join men 18 yrs. and older for our men’s Outward Flag Football league coming this fall at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Bear Creek is located on Fry Rd and west Little York. Practice/Games will be on Saturday afternoons around 2:00 PM. The league will have a tournament at the conclusion of the season. Evaluations for all players will be September 11th and 13th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM and the 15th from 10 AM - 12 PM. These will take place on the fields behind the church. Cost for the league will be $35 per player covering cost of officials and jersey. First practice/games will be October 13th and season concludes on November 10th with a tournament. For more information call 281-859-9900 and ask for Linda Newhouse or Scott Denton or email us at linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org or Scott.denton@bcstaff.org You can register online at bearcreekchurch.tv/sports and look in middle of page for registrations in red for Outward Flag Football.

upward sOccer, upward Flag FOOtball & cheerleading at bear creek baptist church Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Soccer, Flag Football and Cheerleading this Fall. Our address is 5901 N. Fry Rd. in Katy, Texas 77449. We will be having Upward Soccer for children 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2012 through 6th Grade. Our Flag Football and Cheerleading will be for children in K this year through 6th Grade. Register began in July. Our evaluations start before the start of school. You can register on line at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports - click on Upward and register or register in the Main Office, Monday Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Each child needs to attend an evaluation, not for the whole two hours but for about 20 minutes. Evaluations will be Tuesday and Thursday, September 4th and 6th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the back behind our parking lot. On Saturday, September 8th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Cost is $75. We will be holding a clinic for the league on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in our backfields. Our practices will begin the week of September 12th. Our first games will be October 13th and go through November 17th. For more information, contact Linda Newhouse or Scott Denton at 281-859-9900.

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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

katy Valkyries high schOOl girls lacrOsse The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: www.katyvalkyries.org for additional information.

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Katy Family YMCA has open volleyball for Y members on Tuesday and Thursday nights for adults only, from 8:00-10:00 PM. If you know the rules and can enjoy volleyball, please join us.

Congregation Or Ami, West Houston’s only Conservative synagogue, invites interested families to play miniature golf and learn about the synagogue on Sunday, August 19th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Katy Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, 2482 South Mason Road (77450), between Highland Knolls Dr. and Cinco Ranch Blvd.

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

CHURCH NEWS trinity baptist church neW Worship center Come and join us in our new worship center on the corner of S. Fry Rd. and Spring Green Blvd.! Pastor Josh Guajardo will begin a new sermon series on August 12, 2012 entitled: “A Tapestry of Brokenness” - 1 Corinthians 12.

With an energetic, engaging rabbi, a welcoming community spirit and an innovative religious school curriculum, Congregation Or Ami is located at 3443 Wilcrest Dr. (just south of Richmond Ave.). Religious school sessions are held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more information about the synagogue, call the Or Ami office at 713-334-4300 or visit www. oramihouston.org - the congregation on the Web.

moms in prayer international bacK to school event Moms and grandmothers are invited to a time of prayer and to learn more about Moms In Prayer International, a Christian prayer ministry where women gather to pray for children and schools. The 1st Day of School event will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 9:30-10:30 AM at Second Baptist Church, West Campus, 19449 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. Childcare will be available for our prayer time. RSVP for childcare, contact Andrea Oliver 832-321-4131 for childcare. If no answer, leave message with ages of children.

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Grace Fellowship UMC is offering Junior High Small Groups in your neighborhood! Do you find that your Junior High Child is looking to build friendships? Is he/she looking for a place to belong? Is he/ she bored after school? Looking for something to do after dinner? Seeking guidance? Or simply looking for a place to meet up with friends each week? If so, we have just the place for your child! Starting the week of September 9th-14th and throughout the school year, we’ll be offering Junior High Small Groups at a variety of times and locations. We hope your child will choose to come check us out! Then, together you can choose the one that fits your family’s schedule best! Small groups are a great opportunity for students to build deeper relationships with each other and with Christ! Details available at www.whatisgrace.org/content.cfm?id=379 or by calling 281-646-1903, ext. 128.

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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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The Katy Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connection (KCWC) hosted a prayer coffee on June 14th at La Madeleineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Katy. The ladies enjoyed the fellowship, sharing and prayers of the women in attendance. Joanne Dyer shared her testimony of how the Lord has work through her life, with abundant blessings for her family, very inspiring and she touched everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearts.

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St. BArtHOlOmEw tHE APOStlE CAtHOlIC CHurCH BINGO At st. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown katy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;BINgoâ&#x20AC;? 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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Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. ThErE Is No smokINg AllowEd durINg All BINgo gAmEs. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk dr. (between Fry and mason roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham subdivision) off highland knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 Pm and regular games at 8:00 Pm. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.

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 Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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- For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. - meet , 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 with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. - 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. - meets the 2 at 7:00 PM at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. For more info., please email membership@kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org. - 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 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. - 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. - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS:

- For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated. net or check our Face Book page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com. – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. - meets 3 of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email atydems@ hotmail.com. - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets . For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854.

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SOLDS FOR 2012 5131 Juniper Walk 22823 Roberts Run 27410 Middlesprings 9715 Chicory Chase 26706 Longleaf Valley 9826 Parsonsfield 26010 Pepper Bend 10402 Radcliff Lake 22515 Coral Chase 5603 Timber Bay 27426 Villa Mountain 3527 Shoreview 2710 Crestbrook 6103 Harmony Park 13710 Pertshire 1407 Queens Bay

27906 Heritage Stream 6122 Emberwood Falls 22910 Roberts Run 25323 Hall Meadow 23322 Millcross 25614 Foster Bridge 9902 Fiona Pines Trail 4810 Hollowvine 5811 Grand Creek 27711 Rocky Creek 539 W 17th St 2911 Town Gate 602 E. 8th St 9047 Necklace Tree 16023 Mickleham 6415 South Saddle Creek

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Prairie Promenaders square dance club four Friday nights

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tHe texas triumPH register (ttr)

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Pediatric Dental Safari “happy kids, beautiful smiles”

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Classified Ads FOR SALE Spinet piano with bench, very good condition, $600. 281-578-7409. Big backyard swing set. Call for more info, 281-395-9839. Simmons Beautyrest 9” queen mattress and box springs, “Luxury Firm,” perfect condition, enclosed in vinyl protector since new, only used in guest room. $450, cash only. 281-463-4603. Solid wood antique dining room table with beautiful spiral legs. Draw leaves store underneath table and extend the size from 3’3” x 5’3” to 8’8”. Very solid, good condition, $400. 281-693-2406. Glass table with 4 high back, brown wicker chairs and umbrella, purchased at Chair King, $175. Ducane natural gas grill, all stainless, like new, $200. 832-437-8977. Solid wood decorative display cabinet, dark stain, good condition, $150. 281463--8655. Solid oak entertainment center, medium oak stain, excellent condition, $325. 281-463-8655. Kawai organ, KL4, used less than 30 hours, $2500. 281-392-8034. Black & Decker electric lawn equipment: cordless push mower, cordless string trimmer and edger, cordless blower, $275 for all. 281-656-8999. Acoustic guitar, pro-custom model DR5-SRD, Cort USA soft cover, $100; acoustic/electric guitar American Legacy model AL-100, hard cover plus Esteban amplifier, $100; Yamaha portable keyboard, PSR-77, $40. Email anitainkaty@yahoo.com for pictures. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40x70, 3 - 34x58, 1 sink window 34x40. $40 each. Call 281-463-1175.

Hotze Health & Wellness Center is searching for individuals with a commitment to excellence and a passion for serving others!

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

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.

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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.

To apply please visit our website and fill out our online appplication at www.hotzecareers.com

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.

LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd. Spring! Summer! Fall!

AUTOMOTIVE 1999 Silverado, very good condition, $4,200. 281-734-5876. New ATV tires, only 4, Mud Light ITP, 27X10.00-12 and 27X12.00-12, value $550, will sell for $300 for all 4. Call to see 713-492-8248.

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What a great time to paint the interior & exterior of your home. at Lou's Painting would like you to relax & enjoy 2 Dugout seats to an Astros Game! With completed approved job. While supplies last. Call for your free estimate

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281-492-2643

"Doing business from the same location since 1978"

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Classified Ads 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746.

“Get a Custom Look On Any Budget”

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1987 (Antique) Cadillac Allante with 105K miles. Luxury 2-door/seat convertible roadster. Beautiful gold color with four new Michelins. Looks, runs and drives great but is in need of some mechanical repairs, hence the low asking price of $2,500 cash. If you enjoy working on antique cars, come take a look. 281-221-7658. 2010 Ford F150 XLT with Extended Cab, 4.6L V8. Exterior color, silver with tan cloth interior. Upgraded chrome wheels, 6 foot long bed with liner, power windows, doors, tinted windows, Sirius XM capable. Less than 20k miles on it. For pictures and inquiries, email anwilbanks99@gmail.com. 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.

WANTED Wanted: Pinball machines. Any age and condition. Cash paid. 281-855-6783. Wanted: To buy gold jewelry, 10K - 21K and old U. S. coins. 713-894-8490.

Up to $900 CenterPoint Rebate (on qualifying systems)

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HELP WANTED - CARE Caregiver needed after school from 3 - 6 PM for 2 children, ages 8 and 12. Canyon Gate Subdivision. Must drive and have own transportation. Contact Kelly, at 713-417-4504.

Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1035. Position available for an experienced sales/appointment setter for a local security company. Offering salary plus commission, work from home or office. Apply at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, TX, 77079, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 11 AM.

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Wanted: To buy Rolex watches. 281-414-3597.

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1998 Honda Civic LX 4dr AT, dark green - original owner, excellent condition, always garaged, 62,000 miles, have all maintenance records. $5,000, or best offer. 281-395-9015.

Technician wanted – no experience necessary. Are you mechanically inclined, able to take things apart and put them together again? Looking to learn a new industry or just out of school? D3S Service, a growing appliance repair company, is looking to hire technicians. This is your opportunity to start an exciting career. We will train the right person(s). Must be able to pass a background check and have own vehicle. Contact 832-334-2058 for more information. Swimming pool cleaner – Need experienced person to maintain a minimum of 40 pools per week in the Northwest Houston area. Must have two years + experience, must know water chemistry, have cell phone and reliable transportation. Only experienced need apply. Please leave contact information at 281-256-9610.

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Classified Ads Golf Hole Monitor for Par 3 Contests. Enjoy golf and the outdoors? Hole In One Challenge, a national par 3 company and affiliate of The First Tee and The World Golf Foundation, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contests on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 6 hour shift - approximately 8 AM to 2 PM. This is a commission only position with daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson at 281-345-1517. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd.com.Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Driver needed, $10 an hour, prefer someone who lives in Sunset Meadows subdivision, good for retiree or college student, 713-688-4700. Wanted - Hairstylists. Looking for a fun and relaxing place to work, one that appreciates you? Look no further! Sheri Marieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon & Co. is hiring great hairstylists. Visit www.sherimariesalonco.com or call 281-463-7375.

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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. Now hiring Security Officers. Part time/full time. No experience necessary, retirees welcome, all shifts available. Accepting applications Mondays Thursdays, 8 AM to 11 AM at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston TX, 77079. Phone - 281-759-1010. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. 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.

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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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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.

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Room for rent in family home, Katy-Fry Road at Morton, all bills paid, non smoker, $375.00. Call 713-822-8615 - individual.

NOVENA Due to the amount of space involved and the response of those wishing to publish a Novena to St. Jude, a Novena to St. Jude will be published along with a list of initials of those wishing to publish one. We are sorry, but we cannot make exceptions. $5 Charge for each Novena per area. Please specify which area you would your Novena to appear in. - Krenek Printing.

NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – LA

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August 2012


IMPORTANT NUMBERS ALL EMERGENCIES Constable Harris County Sheriff KISD Police Department Ft. Bend County Sheriff Community Katy Family YMCA VFW Fort Bend Co. Court House William B. Travis Building Jane Long Annex Harris County Court House Katy Chamber of Commerce

911 281-463-6666 713-221-6000 281-237-4000 281-342-6116

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Yellow Brick Road Preschool 281-391-7606 Call 281-391-7808 or Sign-up Online www.katychurchofchrist.com

LIBRARIES HARRIS Co. Maude Marks Katy Libraries Ft. Bend Co. Cinco Ranch Branch George Memorial Branch Mamie George Branch

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Sunday Bible Classes - 9 am Morning Worship 10 am Evening Worship - 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm 5458 E. 5th St.

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Katy-Fort Bend

281-579-3303 281-391-4872 281-342-3411 281-342-3411 281-342-3411 713-859-0685 281-391-5289

SCHooLS www.katyisd.org KISD Administration KISD Transportation. Creech Elementary Exley Elementary Hayes Elementary Pattison Elementary Beck Junior High McMeans Junior High Cinco Ranch High School Seven Lakes Taylor High School Katy Creative Arts

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Wrightway Painting

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UTILITIES/PoST oFFICE Centerpoint Energy Gas Reliant Energy Fort Bend Telephone AT & T Repair AT & T New Service Waste Corp. of Texas (WCA) (Trash Pick up Mon. & Thurs.) Comcast Communications Katy - Park Row Post office Baker Road Post office Katy - Park Row Post office Dept. of Public Safety Poison Control Harris County Animal Control MEDICAL Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Kingsland Diagnostic Center Memorial Hospital Columbia Rosewood Medical Christus St. Catherine

713-659-2111 713-207-7777 281-391-2222 1-800-246-8464 1-800-288-2020 281-368-8397 713-341-1000 1-800-275-8777 1-800-275-8777 1-800-275-8777 713-465-8462 1/800/764-7661 281-652-1970 281-644-7000 713-932-3000 713-932-3000 713-780-7900 281-599-5700

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