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THE HISTORY OF CANDY CANES By Brenna Hall

So, you buy candy canes for the kids or for the decorations every year but do you really know where they come from? The candy cane is a Christmas tradition that many hold dear but nobody really knows why. Let’s face it -- the only things we really know about candy canes is that they taste good and that they are red and white. Whether the story of the candy cane is a legend or if it is true is not certain, but this is how the story goes: About two hundred-thirty years ago at the Cologne Cathedral, the children that went to church there were really loud and noisy. They often moved around and would not pay attention to the choirmaster. This was especially difficult for the choirmaster when they were supposed to be sitting still for the long living Nativity ceremony. So to keep the children quiet, he gave them a long, white, sugar candy stick. He couldn’t give them chocolate or anything like that because the people at that church would think it was sacrilegious. So he gave them the stick and he bent it on the end to look like a cane. It was meant to look like a shepherd’s cane, and so it reminded the children of the shepherds at Jesus’ birth. In 1847, a German-Swedish immigrant in Wooster, Ohio put candy canes on his Christmas tree and soon others were doing the same. Sometime around 1900 candy canes came to look more like what we know them as today with the red stripes and peppermint flavoring. Some people say the white color represents the purity of Jesus Christ and the red stripes are for the wounds he suffered. They also sometimes say that the peppermint flavoring represents the hyssop herb used for purifying and spoken of in the Bible. The shape also looks like the letter “J” for Jesus, not just a shepherd’s cane. It is possible that these things were added for religious symbols, but there is no evidence that is true. Around 1920, a man in Georgia named Bob McCormack wanted to make candy canes for his family and friends. He later started mass-producing candy canes for his own business which he named Bob’s Candies. This is where many of our candy canes come from today.

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A Mom’s Letter To Santa

Dear Santa: I’ve been a good mom all year. I’ve fed, cleaned and cuddled my two children on demand, visited the doctor’s office more than my doctor, sold sixty-two cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground and figured out how to attach nine patches onto my daughter’s girl scout sash with staples and a glue gun. I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my son’s red crayon, on the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when I’ll find anymore free time in the next 18 years. Here are my Christmas wishes:

Your presence is requested at the launch of Messiah Lutheran Church’s Sunday morning experience, beginning January 15th, 2012 Our new worship schedule is as follows: • 8:00 AM - Traditions (Traditional Lutheran Worship) • 9:15 AM - Discovery Hour (Learning for ages 2 thru adult) • 9:30 AM - The Gathering NEW! (Casual Contemporary Worship) • 10:45 AM - The Crossing (Tradition meets Contemporary Worship) For more information on each worship gathering, visit our website at www.messiahlc.org. 11522 Telge Road • Cypress, TX. 77429

I’d like a pair of legs that don’t ache after a day of chasing kids (in any color, except purple, which I already have). I want arms that don’t flap in the breeze but are strong enough to carry a screaming toddler out of the candy aisle in the grocery store. I’d also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of my last pregnancy. If you’re hauling big ticket items this year I’d like a car with fingerprint resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music. It would be nice to have a television that doesn’t broadcast any programs containing talking animals; and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone. On the practical side, I could use a talking daughter doll that says, “Yes, Mommy” to boost my parental confidence, along with one potty-trained toddler, two kids who don’t fight and three pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without the use of power tools. I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting, “Don’t eat in the living room” and ‘Take your hands off your brother,’ because my voice seems to be just out of my children’s hearing range and can only be heard by the dog. And please don’t forget the Playdoh Travel Pack, the hottest stocking stuffer this year for mothers of preschoolers. It comes in three fluorescent colors and is guaranteed to crumble on any carpet making the in-laws’ house seem just like mine. If it’s too late to find any of these products, I’d settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a Styrofoam container. If you don’t mind I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely. It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family; or if my toddler didn’t look so cute sneaking downstairs to eat contraband ice cream in his pajamas at midnight. Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing and my son saw my feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back. Have a safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the chimney and come in and dry off by the fire so you don’t catch cold. Help yourself to cookies on the table but don’t eat too many or leave crumbs on the carpet. Yours Always...Mom.

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CY-FAIR IMPORTANT DATES

Dec. 21st – Student Holiday (Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 22nd – Jan 3rd – Student Holidays Jan. 16th – Student/Staff Holiday

CY-FAIR ISD VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

We are looking for community members who want to become Global Volunteers in order to be a part of our “team” and make a difference in the lives of children. If you are not the parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the school at which you volunteer, you would be considered a Global Volunteer. If you have some free time and would like to learn more about becoming a Global Volunteer, please contact Kim Nash at krnash1@sbcglobal.net or call the CFISD Partners in Education Office at 281-894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY”

CYPRESS HOOPS INVITATIONAL

The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation will host the Cypress Hoops Invitational on Thursday, December 8th - Saturday, December 10th. As a partner with the district, our goal is to create a successful high school basketball tournament that engages the entire community. Profits from the tournament will benefit our “Donate to Educate” program. This program provides college scholarships for district students as well as staff development grants to CFISD for innovative and creative teacher training. North Cypress Sports Medicine Center has generously agreed to underwrite the event for the second year.

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The tournament will have twenty-four teams including the ten CFISD boy’s varsity teams and fourteen out of district teams. Games will be held at the Berry Center, Cy-Lakes High School, Cy-Ranch High School and Langham Creek High School. Tickets can be purchased at the Berry Center during normal business hours. Ticket prices are: $20 for a 3-day tournament pass, $3 for an adult single game ticket and $2 for a student single game ticket. For more information about specific game times and locations visit the Berry Center’s web site at www.berrycenter.net or contact the Cy-Fair ISD Athletic Department at 281-894-3980. For information on CFEF please visit www. thecfef.org or contact Marie Holmes at 281-807-3591.

CFISD – SALUTE TO OUR HEROES

Saturday, February 11th at The Onmi Westside Houston. Salute to Our Heroes will honor the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event will go to an endowment, enabling graduating students from CFISD to attend college. Inspirational speakers, entertainment, live and silent auctions will highlight this special evening. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. GUEST SPEAKER: Keni Thomas. Army Ranger Involved in “Black Hawk Down” Mission Keni Thomas, Bronze Star for Valor recipient, is an engaging speaker whose story captivates audiences from beginning to end. The highly successful movie “Black Hawk Down” is based on his Army Company’s mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. In addition to speaking, Thomas is a recording artist with two critically acclaimed projects.

CFISD VIPS FALL CONFERENCE

It was barely 8:00 AM in the morning on Friday, Oct. 14th. They were beginning to arrive. Upon checking in; name badges were handed out along with a bright red folder full of the day’s agenda and the conference material. There was even an eco-friendly tote bag full of coupons and goodies generously donated by local area businesses. The room was huge and full of tables decorated with bright paper blocks spelling out the main part of this year’s theme, “Teamwork.” This was the annual VIPS Fall Conference held by the CFISD VIPS Executive Board at the Berry Center in Cypress. The schedule was full.

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281.463.4131 25250 NORTHWEST FREEWAY, SUITE 200 • CYPRESS , TEXAS 77429 It consisted of everything from learning how to turn a popsicle stick into a fun treat for a teacher or volunteer to tips on helping our students handle stress. The attendees could choose from a variety of 50 minute sessions that covered topics such as: Internet Safety; Reaching Out to Diverse Volunteers; Guidelines and Best Practices for Fundraising; and even Taking Care of Your Personal Health While Maintaining a Busy Lifestyle. Something was most impressive about this conference to one volunteer. This audience of 200 plus was comprised of men and women, volunteers and school staff - not limited to Cy-Fair ISD. There were 4 other area districts represented at this conference: Alief ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD and Spring ISD. The current budget environment has left our school districts vying to be first in line for every resource of financial and physical support they can find. But for one day in October, the district boundary lines came down. There was no competition. There was no hidden agenda. Despite the traffic and everyday challenges, educators and volunteers from schools all over our county came together for a common purpose: improving their volunteer program thereby affecting the students in a positive way. This was simply an opportunity to attend an event that focused on several different areas of how to build on their volunteer resources in order to enhance the children’s education. While that volunteer sat looking out over the diverse crowd; she couldn’t help but see a universal theme, “Yes, in this room, it’s truly all about the students.”

STAAR TEST TO REPLACE TAKS TEST

STAAR, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, has replaced TAKS. As the Texas Education Agency distributes information to the district about this new assessment program, we will post on the website at www. cfisd.net. TEA may not finalize all information until the beginning of the spring semester, so we encourage you to revisit the website throughout the school year. Be assured, we will post information as soon as it is available to the district. You can access information in several ways: 1. STAAR information will be posted on each campus’ web page. 2. STAAR is accessible from Quick Links on the homepage of the district website. 3. A STAAR resources link is posted on the homepage of the district website under District News. 4. Campuses will include information in parent newsletters. If you have any questions, please contact your school principal, CFISD curriculum and instruction team or TEA.

LARGEST RECOGNIZED DISTRICT IN TEXAS - ONCE AGAIN

For the fourth consecutive year, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is the largest Recognized school district in Texas. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) confirmed that an appeal was granted and CFISD’s accountability rating was changed to Recognized. The increase in rating came as a result of an appeal to recalculate the TAKS science passing percentage for Dean Middle School. The decision changed the campus’ accountability rating to Academically Acceptable.

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CY-WOODS KEY CLUB NEWS

This year, the Cy-Woods Key Club began the first Builders Club in the district at Spillane Middle School. Builders Club is essentially Key Club at the middle school level, providing kids with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. So far, the new club has met enormous success - the first meeting was attended by more than 40 students. The second meeting, which was held on October 4th, was the Spillane Builders Club’s first ice cream social. Nearly 60 students were in attendance at the social, in which officers from Cy-Woods Key Club served ice cream and gave a lesson on leadership. Also held at the social was the club’s first officer election. Each candidate gave a short speech detailing why they should be elected and votes were tallied while members were informed of upcoming events. The club has already participated in the Cy-Woods Key Club’s DVD drive, in which DVDs were collected and sent to troops in Afghanistan. Members will also be participating in a walk benefitting the American Heart Association, and have a Thanksgiving Food Drive coming up in the near future. Though it may be young, the Spillane Builders Club has promising potential and with the help of Cy-Woods Key Club, true leaders are being built in Northwest Houston. – Rachel Kitchens. Cypress Woods High School held their annual homecoming parade on October 21, 2011. The theme was Egyptian and all floats had to incorporate the theme. Key Club dressed up and participated in the parade. The copresidents, Andy Foulds and Emily Rholes, dressed up as King Tut and Cleopatra. Following them were mummies wrapped with toilet paper throwing candy to the local middle school kids, parents, administration and students. The Key Club worked hard on their float and tried to win one of the five possible awards given at the pep rally. Many different clubs and organizations were involved in the homecoming parade and pep rally. The Key Club officers showed their spirit with the Egyptian costumes, candy, Egyptian signs and cheers. The parade was a huge success and lots of people followed it to the pep rally at the football field. A Cypress resident and Miami Heat basketball player named Dexter Pittman talked at the pep rally and cheered the school on as well. – Madelin Cowden.

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WRAP 2012 planning is underway! WRAP is Cy-Woods High School’s parent-driven Project Prom organization. The purpose of WRAP is to provide a drug- and alcohol-free all-night party for the graduating seniors and their guests after their prom. Have you filled out your Parent Information Form yet? We need this to get you on our email list! MEETINGS: 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Cy-Woods Commons at 7 PM UPCOMING EVENTS: • Dec. 10th - Runnin’ Wild WRAP Fun Run 2011. Cypress Woods High School. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 / 8 AM Start. 1K Kids, 5K Fun Run/Walk. Entry Fees: Ages 10 & under - $10; Ages 10 & up - $25. Register today: www. cywoodswrap.org. • Dec. 19th - Night at Newk’s – Lunch need coupon located on below WRAP website – no coupon needed for Dinner. • Dec. 22nd & 24th - Wrapping for WRAP – come support WRAP at Barnes & Noble on 12/22 (all day) or 12/24 (10 AM-2 PM). Christmas gift wrapping for donations. Cy Woods Unique Christmas Ornaments – Don’t get left out. Look on the WRAP website or come to the VIPS window to get yours!

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ATTENTION LADY GOLFERS

Please join us for a different golf outing every Wednesday morning. We are a small, fun group playing mostly around the west Houston area. Please contact www.golfinggals@yahoo.com or call Nancy at 281-550-2043.

CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

Cy-Fair Sports Association is having baseball, football, cheerleading, drill team and wrestling sign ups right now. Check out the website for more information www.cy-fairsports.org.

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.

MEN’S DROP-IN ROLLER HOCKEY

Bear Creek Roller Rink is the new home of Men’s Hockey. If you are new to hockey or have played for years, we would love to have you join us. All ages and abilities are welcome. We play every Sunday from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Come on out and give hockey a try!!! For more information, please call David Bradford at 281-855-2615.

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Community Events Christmas Services BEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES AND EVENTS

Wed., Dec. 7th - New Community Lord’s Supper: 7:00 PM Sun., Dec. 11th - Children and Preschool Christmas Party Sun., Dec. 18th - Christmas Concert: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM Sat., Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve Services: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Sun., Dec. 25th - One Service Christmas Day: 11:00 AM. No children or adult Bible Studies

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Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may trigger some other sadness; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. Our spirits sink, as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us.

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Jordan Merecka was born with multiple congenital heart defects, including Dextrocardia (his heart was on the wrong side of his chest). As a child, he experienced two open chest surgeries, several surgical revisions and an implantable defibrillator. For many years after his early surgeries, Jordan was able to live an active childhood. As a teen, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and at school, he participated in FFA (Future Farmers of America). But, in September 2010, Jordan’s heart began to fail and he was placed on a waiting list for a heart transplant. With medical treatment, he was able to attend school as he waited. At the start of 2011, the senior at Cypress Woods High School was looking forward to three major milestones in his life: his prom on May 27th, his eighteenth birthday on May 29th and his graduation on June 5th. In April 2011, his health took a turn for the worse and he was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital with heart failure symptoms and kidney insufficiency. He critically needed a heart transplant. Over the weekend of May 21st, all of his organs began to fail acutely and he could not breath on his own because his heart was so weak. On May 22nd, Jordan received the Total Artificial Heart that saved his life. Jordan missed his prom, but thanks to a diligent heart-failure team and the availability of the artificial heart, he celebrated his birthday at Texas Children’s on May 29th - a week after his surgery. On June 5th, Jordan watched his graduation ceremony online while his 16-year-old sister walked across the stage to accept his diploma on his behalf. His class rose to their feet for a standing ovation. Jordan has been accepted at Texas A&M University Galveston and looks forward to studying marine biology. But for now, Jordan’s focus is on gaining his strength and being ready for his new heart.

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Blood Drive ST. CUTHBERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE

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On Sunday, December 11th starting at 8:30 AM. St. Cuthbert Episcopal church will be hosting a Blood Drive with a mobile unit set up in their parking lot. Registration and donor forms will be available in the Parish Hall.

The event will be held on February 18, 2012, from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM, at the church, 6646 Addicks Satsuma, in the Community Life Center.

To donate you must be at least 17 years of age, at least 110 lbs. and in good general health. Remember, it takes about 15 minutes and one pint of blood to save three lives. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston). Visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

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Misc Events NATURE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, through mid-May at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit www.houstonaudubon.org or contact docent@houstonaudubon.org or 713-464-4900. Upcoming programs include: December 6th & 7th: Geology Rocks! December 13th & 14th: Christmas in the Woods December 20th & 21st: no program - Winter break December 27th & 28th: no program - Winter break

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It’s official, Houstonians through the Houston Fire Fighters raised a record breaking $509,961 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association making them the #1 Fill-the-Boot department in the country for the last 9 out of 10 years raising more than $6.3 million during that time.

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For more than 50 years fire fighters have helped MDA by filling their boots with donations from the citizens of their community. Houston Professional Fire Fighters Local #341 will begin their 2012 Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday February 11, 2012 during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. Fire Fighters will also be out March 10th, April 14th and May 12th to collect funds for the campaign.

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The Fire Fighters rely on support and donations from the community for the success of the campaign. Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA’s outpatient clinics at Texas Children’s Hospital and The Methodist Neurological Institute. Money raised from Fill-the-Boot also sends young people ages 6-17 to MDA summer camp, held in Burton, Texas. For more information, please contact MDA Director of Business Development Carrie Dalton at 713-522-3679 or cdalton@mdausa.org.

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ DECEMBER EVENTS • Visit http://rodeohouston.com/events/events.aspx for a full listing of all upcoming Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo events. • For questions about the events above, please feel free to contact the individuals listed for each event. • For general information about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, please contact Sarah Poole via email (poole@rodeohouston.com) or phone 832-667-1200. • The 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Feb. 28 through March 18, 2012. Visit www.rodeohouston.com for more information.

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Special NeedS programS for TeeNS 12/14: 6-8 pm, LRNC 131 - 12/14: pot-luck holiday dinner and soap making. * See website for details

CHILDREN

Certain children’s programs require registration in person, please contact the Kids Corner at 281-290-3211 for details. please note age requirements for the programs. Limited space is available for each program and tickets are available in person, 1 hour before the program starts. Weekly SToryTimeS aNd acTiviTieS mondays: Baby Time (6-24 months) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am; pajama Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am family Storytime (all ages) - 6:30 pm Wednesdays: preschool Time (3-6 years) - 10 am, 11 am Thursdays: Spanish Time (2-6 years) - 11 am; craft Time (4-12 years) - 5 pm; game Night (4+ years) - 6:30 pm. * See website for special activities and programs. * all programs are free and open to the public.

Volunteer Opportunities CYPRESS ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

When you volunteer you are giving to your community, but did you realize volunteering also benefits you as an individual? CAM volunteers often let us know the fun they are having, the friends they have made and the fulfillment they receive from helping others. The services provided at Cam, are made possible by many dedicated volunteers. If you enjoy working with the public, decorating or merchandising, then serving in Cam’s resale shop, angels’ attic, is the place for you. Our busy community donation area, the Cellar, is looking for people willing to serve by processing donations and restocking angels’ attic. please plan to attend a volunteer tour and orientation by calling Tara Rauch 281-955-7683 or email at tarar@cypressassistance.org. For a description of the services provided at Cypress assistance ministries, Food pantry requests, and a detailed description of volunteer opportunities, please see our web site, www.cypressassistance.org.

CYPRESS FAIRBANKS MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY

Cypress Fairbanks medical Center Hospital Volunteer auxiliary, 10655 Steepletop Drive, is in need of additional volunteers. They have a great need for volunteers to work in the gift shop and information desk. If interested, please contact the hospital at 281-897-3186 and ask for the volunteer desk.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOSPICE CARE (CYPRESS AREA)

Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice, they are a vital part of the hospice team. What volunteers can do to show that they care is everything from providing caregiver relief, being the friendly visitor with the smile, holding someone’s hand, providing that extra loving care and being a good listener. Volunteering can include music or pet therapy and much much more. all those interested in volunteering, please contact adrienne Harris at adharris@odyshealth.com or 281-463-3697 (VistaCare).

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48” round Formica top kitchen table with 12” leaf and 6 maple chairs. Recently refinished, very good condition, $150; solid pine twin head and foot board with side rails, good condition, $75; upholstered platform rocker, blue, needs work, $35. Call 281-948-9924.

SPECIAL MAID SERVICES Residential & Commercial Cleaning Supplies & Equipment Furnished Bonded

Giant road bike, small frame, fits 5’2”-5’6,” $400; Treadmill, $200. 832-6439119.

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Lots of outdoor x-mas lights, $250; Two large white outdoor wire wreaths with white lights, $75 each; A gazillion Legos, some robotic and Lego books, $300. 281-550-8113 or sobayer@aol.com.

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Beautiful diamond platinum engagement ring; white gold diamond wedding ring; ¾ carat diamond stud earrings; set of 6 each Waterford crystal Elberon flute, beverage & wine glasses-most never used. E-mail for pricing and pictures. bcdepaolis@gmail.com. Upright 16cf freezer, $75; beautiful mahogany antique round table w/6 chairs and 18’ leaf, $200; stainless vent-a-hood, $25. All in great condition. Call 713-417-4821. Elegant pool table, builder Imperial International Pool Tables, in great condition, has only been used in rare occasions. Top cloth burgundy, side laminated cherry wood, two one inch thick slate pieces, top lamp and utility rack all included, plus accessories. Asking price, $900. 281-844-6896. Power lift recliner, brand new, never used, camel color, paid $1,200, asking $700 OBO. 281-858-1043. Rainbow Play System: 2 swings, 360 tire swing, 3 station swing beam, Jacob’s rope ladder, knotted rope w/ disc swing, slide, playhouse and more. Asking $1,400 OBO. Contact Joe 832-654-8886. Yamaha GH1B beautiful piano, polished ebony, like new, purchased in 2002, $7,000 OBO. 281-398-6870. Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281-392-6518. 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.

MOVING/GARAGE SALES

Estate Sale: Duncan Phife dining table, $350; dark Rattan barrel-back chair & sectional sofa, $750; Ancient Minnesota peddle sewing machine, $100; Florida light maple bedroom set, 2 night stands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350; Admiral Signature 21 cu.ft. frost-free refrigerator w/ice maker, $125; Roper heavy duty large capacity electric dryer, $85; solid oak dining table w/six chairs, 2 leaves, $350; white Fossil Rock 2 end tables, sofa table and coffee table w/glass tops, $400; blue/white country plaid sleeper sofa, $175; solid pecan credenza, $125; Florida dark maple bedroom set, 2 nightstands, headboard, vanity w/mirror, $350. 281-856-0765.

AUTOMOTIVE

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. 281455-5543.

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1996 Buick Roadmaster Ltd: White, leather seats, 76K miles, good condition, $4,500. Call Richie Anderson 281-463-1712. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder, $3,550. Call for details 281-726-4305 Pat. 17” Dodge Ram 1500 wheels and tires, 265/70/17, $650 OBO. Call 713898-0912.

Salon Professionals - Experience hairstylist wanted for trendy salon in Copperfield. Lease space starting at $125 per week. Massage / facial suite also available. Call Dana 832-434-3644. About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095.

WANTED

Sandy’s Hair Studio is now hiring an experienced hair stylist; facialist and massage therapist. We offer great commission. Call 281-256-2279.

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

LL Hair Studio Salon is hiring experienced stylists! Visit our website at www. LLHairStudio.com to learn more, or call us today at 281-550-5302.

Wanted: Treadmill. 281-345-9364.

HELP WANTED - CARE

Mature female to live in and care for elderly female in Settlers Village. Duties include light cleaning and detailed personal care. 832-470-8045.

HELP WANTED

Swimming pool cleaner: Needed experienced pool cleaner to help with route maintenance in Cypress and Northwest Houston. Must have dependable truck with 2” receiver towing hitch, English speaking, have cell phone and capable of lifting and carrying 100 pounds. If you meet these requirements please call 281-785-5939. A local State Farm agent is seeking highly motivated telemarketers to work in a fun, upbeat office environment. Applicants should have telemarketing experience and reliable transportation. Please email resume to Tom@ TomZellers.com for more information. Lease space available, upscale salon in Copperfield. Contact Leticia 713898-4484 or Craig 832-483-0114. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052.

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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! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Dental Hygienist needed part-time, minimum 3 years experience, 2 days a week, 7 AM-4 PM, 9 AM-6 PM, days flexible, San Felipe/Voss. Fax Resume to 713-974-4760.

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Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. A growing residential construction co. locally owned & operated looking for advancement minded English speaking individual w/truck & tools. Call for more information 713-591-7825 or 713-446-6989. Dental assistant position available. F/T, nonsmoker, experienced preferred, knowledge of Dentrix software and bilingual a plus. Must be state licensed; Front desk receptionist, bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 281-861-7174. Or call 281-861-7500. Stylist position available at Salon Picasso Studios. Lease/commission. 281861-9911. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a selfstarter, possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume & salary requirements to 281-398-1380. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. 281-646-9928.

PETS FOR SALE

Shih Tzu adorable puppies. 281-743-3500.

Cavalier King Charles playful healthy little puppies for sale. 281-492-6763.

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

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.

TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

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.

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 – TS, RYF DMR, SR, HM.

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