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Oak Park Trails Your Official Community Newsletter

Oak Park Trails PlayGroup

Are you looking for a way for your child to meet other neighborhood kids? We are a neighborhood playgroup geared towards kids 3 & younger. We meet on Tuesdays at 10 AM Playtime, parent support, zoo trips & more. If you are interested, please email Kathryn at kathryn.james@sbcglobal.net.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Consider volunteering to make a difference in our community. You can find more information and sign up at www.oakparktrails. org.

To contact the Management company Crest Management Phone: 281-579-0761 Fax: 281-579-7062 Email: hayley.harkins@crest-management.com

Did you know?

Before you build that shed, put up a trampoline or plant a tree in your front yard, you need to submit a form to the Architectural Control Committee. The form may be found in this newsletter, or by contacting Crest Management at 281-579-0761 or Haley. Harkins@crest-management.com. To save time please read the Oak Park Trails ACC guidelines. If you do not have a copy, you can request one or visit our website.

Architectural Control Committee Spotlight

Home Maintenance: • Mildew that can be remedied by power washing • Paint that is discoloring or chipping off any part of the house • Trim on the house, fascia or trim around a window that is rotting • Rain gutters that are bent, sagging or hanging • Garage doors that are dented, discolored or broken • Shutters/blinds missing slats or broken

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Keep Oak Park Trails Beautiful

• Mow and weed your lawn • Sweep the sidewalk and curb after mowing • Prune your trees and shrubs • Pick up trash that might blow into your yard or curbs • Keep your driveways and the sides of your home clear of misc. objects

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1. Contact WCA to get a recycling bin. (281-368-8397 or www. wcawaste.com/houston) 2. Place your aluminum cans and paper products in the bins. 3. Put your recycling bin out with the garbage every Friday for pickup.

FEBRUARY……DID YOU KNOW?

• Birthstone is Amethyst? Characteristic is Sincerity? Flower is Primrose? • Supreme Court of the United States met for the first time on February 1, 1790. • By the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico gave New Mexico and California to the United States on February 2, 1848. • The last German troops surrendered in the Stalingrad pocket, completing the Soviet Union’s victory at Stalingrad, during World War II in February 1943. • Boy Scouts of America incorporated in February 1910. • Thomas A. Edison patented the phonograph on February 19, 1878. • Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., became first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962. • The United States acquired the Florida territory from Spain on February 22, 1819. • Some important people in history born in February: Charles A. Lindbergh, Aaron Burr, “Babe” Ruth, Ronald Reagan, Charles Dickens, William Henry Harrison, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Galileo, Susan B. Anthony, Henry Adams, George Washington and William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody. • The following states were admitted as part of the United States: Oregon and Arizona.

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GARDENING TIPS FOR FEBRUARY

FLOWERS • Plants to set: Alyssum, Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Carnations, Columbine, Cornflower. Daisies, Delphinium, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox (Louisiana), Shrimp Plant, Snapdragon, Stock and Verbena. VEGETABLES • Plant beets, broccoli (plants), brussel sprouts (plants), cabbage (plants), carrots, cauliflower (plants), celery, chinese cabbage (plants), chives collards (plants), endive, kale, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onions (plants), parsley, garden peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, tomato (seeds) and turnips. TREES AND SHRUBS • Finish all transplanting, get everything in the ground for a good spring spurt of growth. Transplant balled and burlap, containergrown, bare-root deciduous evergreen trees, shrubs, roses and vines while still dormant. • Finish pruning roses. Weed and cultivate lightly all beds. Replenish mulch as needed. • Control early spring insects like thrips on glads and aphids on young tender growth. Spray with Malathion, Diazinon or Orthene. • At the end of February: peach, apple and pear fruit must be thinned to insure quality production at harvest. • Give groundcovers a haircut. They will spread faster. • Divide daylilies, daisies and other perennials now.

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RECIPES Three Cheese Chicken Bake

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 tbs and 1-1/2 tsp butter or margarine 1/2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1/2 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimientos, drained 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 (8 ounce) package noodles, cooked 1-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken 1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons buttered bread crumbs DIRECTIONS: In a skillet, sautĂŠ onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the soup, mushrooms, pimientos and basil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine noodles, chicken and cheeses; add mushroom sauce and mix well. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake 15 minutes longer. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Vicki Raatz

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Baked Potato Skins

INGREDIENTS: 4 large baking potatoes, baked 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon pepper 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 4 green onions, sliced

DIRECTIONS: Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (save pulp for another use). Place potatoes skins on a greased baking sheet. Combine oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper; brush over both sides of skins. Bake at 475 degrees F for 7 minutes; turn. Bake until crisp, about 7 minutes more. Sprinkle bacon and cheddar cheese inside skins. Bake 2 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and onions. Serve immediately. Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Trish Perrin

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to news@krenekprinting.com. Must have parent(s) permission. (Revised 8/11) If your name was left off the list, it is because you did not return our call to update our records. You will have to resubmit your information to be put back on.

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Feb. 16th – Early Dismissal (Secondary 11:35 AM; Elementary 12:40 PM); End of Grading Period Feb. 17th – Student Holiday Feb. 20th – Student Holiday Feb. 21st – Grading Period Begins Mar. 12th – 16th – Spring Break

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March 1st – Ties and Tiaras. A Celebration of mentoring and fundraising event. 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Agave Rd.

STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Drs. James Jacobs and Nicolas Manriquez, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce, two $1,500 “Stepping Into The Future” scholarships for 2012 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to the offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by March 29, 2012, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The scholarships are geared towards those students showing academic promise through a combination of demonstrated academic achievement and leadership potential. The two “Stepping Into The Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May.

Katy Tween/Teen Talent Showcase Competition

Global Arm, Inc. and Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) hosted the inaugural Katy Tween Teen Talent Showcase Competition on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Zo-ca-lo Lounge (510 Mason Road). Contestants from Katy ISD and Ft. Bend County ISD entered the competition. Along with their parents, they networked with many recording industry professionals and received valuable advice on career paths, personality, stage presence and business matters. Lunch was provided courtesy of Chick-fil-A (369 South Mason Road). Music industry

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packages containing valuable information regarding publishing, copyright, promotions and marketing were given to each contestant.  Two of the contestants performed original numbers and the others treated the audience to covers by Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, Etta James and Jamie Fox. Vocal ability wasn’t the only surprise of the day - two of the contestants performed their numbers by playing the guitar. The 1st place winner of the showcase was Ms. Reagan Douglas, of Katy, TX.  Ms. Douglas performed a song she wrote entitled, Till The End (dedicated to Cancer victims), with her guitar; 2nd place winner was Ms. Skyler Sadler (Katy, TX) who performed At Last by Etta James; and the 3rd place winner was Ms. Kaitlyn Wright (Katy, TX) who performed Change by Carrie Underwood. Each winner received a trophy, courtesy of Katy Trophies. 2nd and 3rd place winners received a Chili’s Gift Card, courtesy of Don McGill Toyota. The 1st place winner won a package valued at over $16,000 which consisted of a complimentary studio session at Music World Studios (courtesy of Matthew Knowles), a complimentary photo shoot (courtesy of Jamie LeBlanc Photography), a featured song on Coast 2 Coast Mix tape hosted by Wildman Teddy T (courtesy of Star Quality Entourage) and a featured song on the upcoming film soundtrack starring Snoop Dog (courtesy of Vision World Entertainment).   Door prizes were given away between performances where audience members won gift cards from Chuy’s Restaurant, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Red Oak Grill, and Perry’s Restaurant. Additional gift cards were given away from Salt Grass Steakhouse and Carino’s (courtesy of Don McGill Toyota).   T.E.E.S. will continue to host future events to raise funds for a Teen Community Center in Katy Texas, as well as expand their Teen Table Talk program to other neighborhoods around Houston. Individuals or companies interested in donating may do so by visiting the website at www.teeskaty.com. Local businesses, companies and corporations may elect to offer their support by sponsoring any of our fundraising events. Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) organization and donations to the organization are tax deductible to that extent allowed by law.

Keys news - KEYS Mentoring

One mentor, one student, one hour per week. KEYS brings adult role models into Katy ISD schools to motivate, encourage and inspire students on the brink of success. Mentors meet with their student on campus at a pre-designated time each week. As mentor and student build their relationship, they decide together how to spend their mentoring time. Whether spent playing games, reading or just talking, that one hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child.

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To be a KEYS Mentor, you need: • A belief in the potential of every child • Criminal history background check in compliance with the FCRA • One hour per week to spend with a child, on campus during the school day, during the school year • Participation in a brief campus KEYS orientation before you begin • Successful completion of a KEYS application and subsequent approval process

Community Education

Community Education offers evening and on-line classes to adults for fun, enrichment and learning. Some of the classes offered are Foreign Languages, Arts and Crafts, Finance, Computer, Sewing, Dance and Music. For information on these and many other classes and to view the fall schedule, go to www.katyisd.org/com_edu or call 281-396-6365.

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Hayes Elementary Soaring Singers spread holiday joy throughout the community

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The Hayes Elementary 5th grade Soaring Singers Choir visited The Grand Parkway Senior Living, The Sunrise Assisted Living and Christus St. Catherine Hospital. The Soaring Singers spent the day sharing their beautiful voices and holiday spirit! In return, the students were greeted with many joyful faces and warm hugs!

PTA President Suzanne Foster and 5th grade student council member Grant Bennett.

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Student Council Donates to KCM Food Drive

Students from Hayes Elementary School collect donations for this years’ Annual Katy Christian Ministries Food Drive. All food donated will go to help families in need during the holiday season.

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McMeans Jr. High students chosen for Honor Choir

Students from Katy ISD, Houston ISD and Alief ISD auditioned for the Region 23 Junior High Honor Choir. Over 600 students auditioned and only 120 girls were selected, as well as 90 boys. The choir is under the direction of Anne Guess. Carol Cox, Elia Wray, Nikki Bilbao and Megan Bucher. 

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TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOl  Taylor hs FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA

On February 2, 2012, Fashion Extravaganza will be held at Taylor high School as a fundraising for Taylor’s Project Grad 2012. This will be the 6th Annual Fashion show, as well as a market with many vendors promoting substantial savings on their products and services. The fashion show includes fun fashions, designer gowns and tuxes modeled by our THS senior men and women. The products and services include restaurants, limos, florists and more. The show and market is a very fun event and one in which the students really enjoy participating. Tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance or $6 at the door and as I have said earlier, all of the proceeds go to Project Grad. www.thsprojectgrad.com.

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The James E. Taylor Swimming and Diving Team participated in the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Gulf Zone Championships on November 18 and 19, 2011 at the Conroe ISD Natatorium. The men’s team took fifth place and the women’s team took ninth place out of 37 teams. Taylor team members qualifying for the meet included Kasey Palfreyman, Hanna Huston, Aila Taylor, Marie Saunders, Simone Romero, Carmina Alvarez, Galina Martin, Emily Roulston, Samantha Wong, Jordan Rodriguez, Megan Skinner, David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, Stuart Mossup, Alan Tankovich, James Taylor, Gavin Erdmann, Josh Kingma, Andre Romero, Skyler Phillips, Patrick Rozum, Travis Loveland, Galen Sulistyo, Kevin Hammack, Chris High and Christian Martin. Finalists included: - 200-yard medley relay - Women -7th place - Kasey Palfreyman, Hanna Huston, Aila Taylor and Marie Saunders. Men – 7th place Stuart Mossup, Alan Tankovich, James Taylor and Gavin Erdmann. - 200-yard freestyle – Women - 5th Hanna Huston, Men – 3rd David Harlan. - 200-yard IM – Women -15th Marie Saunders, Men - 14th Stuart Mossup. - Men’s 50-yard freestyle – 7th James Taylor. - Men’s 1-meter diving - 11th Kevin Hammack, 14th Chris High and 15th Christian Martin. - 100-yard fly – Women - 6th Hannah Huston, Men - 13th Alan Tankovich. - Men’s 100-yard freestyle – 1st David Harlan and 13th Gavin Erdmann. - Men’s 200-yard freestyle relay – 7th David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, James Taylor and Gavin Erdmann. - Men’s 100-yard backstroke - 14th Gavin Erdmann. - 100-yard breaststroke – Women -12th Aila Taylor, Men – 1st James Taylor - 400-yard freestyle relay – Women - 7th Marie Saunders, Samantha Wong, Aila Taylor and Hanna Huston. Men - 7th David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, Alan Tankovich, Stuart Mossup and Josh Kingma.

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

Inward/Forward Basketball For College & High School Guys at Bear Creek Baptist Church

Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 20th, 21st and 23rd between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym. You can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. Look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 5th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-859-9900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email scott.denton@ bcstaff.org or linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org.

Upward Baseball T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch at Bear Creek Baptist

We would like to invite children from 4 yrs (as of Sept. 1, 2011) to 5th grade to join us as we enjoy another season of T-Ball, Kid & Coach Pitch. We look forward to teaching your children the skills and watching them enhance their abilities. Registration forms are now available in our office or you can register online at www. bearcreekchurch.tv/sports. We will offer several evaluation days so we can check on their skills so we can even out the teams. The dates for these are February 27th, 28th and March 1st, between 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Also on March 3rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. It only takes a few minutes for us to run them through the drills and then we will contact each player about practices. After March 5th we cannot guarantee a place on a team. They will practice for one hour a week on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 19th. The cost will be $75. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-859-9900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email scott.denton@bcstaff.org or linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org. Register as soon as possible!

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NEW BLACK BELTS, TIGER CUBS, INSTRUCTORS & HIGH RANK!

The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is pleased to announce its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, black belt students reaching new milestones and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next rank level during the December rank exam.

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Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belt: Bryan Lightsey, Jennifer Lightsey, Dien Chau, Kolby Conaway, Kendal Gillentine, Samantha Lucia, Harris Masson,Michael Nevins, Michael Nguyen, Nicholas Schilhab, Tanmay Sharma, Aadhithya Sivakumar, Bernardo Vilchis, Bruno Vilchis, Joseph Brinkley and River Silversmith. Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 2 “Decided” Black Belt: Bryce Amos and Caroline Rush. Congratulations to the following students for earning their Second Degree Black Belts: Quazi Asif, Max Conway, Teddy Gallas, Alex Maldonado and Damini Patel. The following students earned their Third Degree Black Belts: Tyler Blonder, Madison Brost, Ryan Brost, Joshua Boyce, Adam Mojtahed and Ryan Tough. A special congratulations goes to Nilesh Popat who earned his Fifth Degree Black belt! The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is also pleased to announce these dedicated students who passed testing requirements during the instructor exam to earn tiered instructor status. Congratulations Luke Armstrong, Lindsey West & Grady West (Level 1) and Jason English (Level 2) on earning your new instructor stripe! Congratulations to the following students who graduated from the Tiger Cubs program into the Junior program: Jenna Roberts.

Katy Rugby Club

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

LADY SHARKS WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (WGA)

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members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Edna Hemingway at 281-579-7621, ednahem@hal-pc.org or Michele Hurlburt at 281398-7696, dmhurlburt@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Katy Valkyries Girls’ Lacrosse

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

Women’s Basketball League

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

Katy family ymca volleyball

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.

Men’s Drop-In Roller Hockey

Bear Creek Roller Rink is the home of Men’s Drop-In Hockey. All ages and abilities are welcome. No commitment is required. Just show up and play!!! Games are played every Sunday from 7-9 PM. For more information, please call Dave Bradford at 281-855-2615.

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 281394-2481 yana@entouch.net or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.

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Garage Sales Pope John XXII High School COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE

Pope John XXII High School, 1800 West Grand Parkway N. Katy TX 77449, located on the corner of Franz and W. Grand Parkway, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the school gym (rain or shine). 12X12 Spaces are available to rent for $30, if interested. Please contact Ana Sanchez re: Community Garage Sale at ams1965@att.NET. Space is limited, so act fast!

Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) garage sale

Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) will be holding their next semi-annual garage sale on Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The sale will be located at The Church of Holy Apostles, 1225 W. Grand Pkwy. S. Katy, TX 77494. KAPOM’s consignment style sale will be selling gently used child related and household items. Lots of kids clothing, toys and equipment. Contact kapom@ kapom.org for more information.   We will also be hosting a breakfast bake sale so come hungry!

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Memorial Lutheran Church of Katy, located at 5810 Third Street will be conducting their quarterly Blood Drive on February 7, 2012, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Loomis Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, please contact the office at 281-391-0171.

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2011-2012 Mainstage Season: A Lesson Before Dying (Through Feb. 5, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) Seussical the Musical (Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 2012 at the Berry Center) The 39 Steps (Apr. 13-29, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) The Fantasticks (Through - June 10, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage Guys and Dolls (July 13-29, 2012 TAG production at the Berry Center) Season tickets are now on sale. For the best seating and lowest prices become a season ticket holder. The HFAC season package is arranged so that any six or more shows constitute a package and patrons get to pick which 6, 7 or 8! Patrons can select their seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281685-6374.   GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.

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St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will hold their 11th annual Chili CookOff on Saturday, January 28th, from 12:00-4:00 PM This event is open to the public and if you would like to enter your chili in the competition, there will be a $5 entry fee.  Come and share your favorite chili recipe and see if you will be the grand prize winner. St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston (the northeast corner of West and Queenston).  For more information, visit us at www.stcuthbert.org.

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Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM Limited Seating CAC is dedicated to helping, networking, educating and empowering those who still believe in the American dream. We believe that God has a job for you somewhere and it will take networking power to get the job. Information is power. It is all about job networking and helping one another. Come and network with others between jobs.

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Did you know that on the second Friday of each month Bear Creek United Methodist Church provides a caring, Christian atmosphere for your loved one? The program, scheduled from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. This gathering provides free time for caregivers and includes crafts, chair exercises, word games, entertainment, lunch and more. Caregivers are also welcome to stay and join the fun. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 281-463-2330.   Bear Creek United Methodist Church is located at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, near North Highway 6 and Kieth Harrow.

The Katy Christian Women’s Connection Bible Studies

The Katy Christian Women’s Connection is offering Bible Studies at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church, 22765 Westheimer Parkway, Katy - across from the Katy YMCA. If you are a member of the Katy YMCA, you will receive free childcare for your child during the study. For more information or to sign up, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252. For the latest updates, please visit our website: www.KatyCWC.org.    UPCOMING BIBLE STUDIES  Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 AM Knowing God’s Will - The choices that we make often make us. The biblical book of Ruth is a story about choices and provides valuable insight into how we can make decisions that honor God and bless our own lives - 8 lessons. For information on this Bible study, please contact Joanne at 832-321-5895.   Starting Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesdays from 12:30-2 pm Christ In Genesis 1 - The God of Creation - This is an exciting study detailing the biblical account of Creation as recorded in Genesis. The study covers history from Creation to the call of Abraham and the beginning of the nation of Israel - (12 lessons). For more information on this Bible study, please contact Janice at 281-220-1026.

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Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM - 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life - This study openly addresses relevant topics while also sharing the Gospel. Learn innovative ways to manage emotions, live generously, resolve relationships, offload stress, grasp grace, and more - 10 chapters. For information on this Bible study, please contact Janet at 281-762-8252.

Power for Today Bible Study and Prayer

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

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We are a group of women from non-denominational backgrounds and various nationalities. We fellowship once a week by reading the Bible and praying for our needs in English and Spanish. Please feel free to join us every Thursday, from noon to 1:30 PM and together we can learn and grow in His word. For more information, contact Paula at 281-703-0670.

COPPERFIELD CHURCH SENIOR ADULTS

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DAY TRIPS - Monthly - Schedule differs. For more info., www. copperfieldchurch.com or call 281-856-2273. WALKING GROUP (aka Holy Strollers) - 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come join our group! We are an active, fun-loving bunch. Once you come for a visit and get to know us, you’ll want to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. You do not have to be a member of Copperfield Church to be a part of our Senior Adult Group. 

West Houston Aglow Lighthouse

West Houston Aglow Lighthouse, part of Aglow International, a network of caring women, meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am for worship, prayer Bible study and fellowship. Meetings are held at Deerfield Village Recreation Center, 4045  Deerfield Village Drive, at the intersection of Clay Road and Barker Cypress. For more information, email christinejackson@ peoplepc.com.

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Community Events Houston Fire Fighters Making Houston the City with the Biggest Heart FOR MDA

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. 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-theBoot 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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Solid wood entertainment center 68 x 23 x 59” tall. Includes glass front cabinet with 5 shelves plus media storage, holds 36” TV, like new, $450. Also,The Rack, new and assembled, $55. 281-492-6670. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, latpull 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. Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym with ab crunch attachment, leg curl station, preacher curl attachment, squat station attachment, leg press belt. Excellent working condition! Has always been kept indoors. $1,000.00. (Picture available with attachments.) 361-230-3223. James Avery: Collet net collar, CH-539, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; sunburst pendant, CM-37S, 14k gold, lists for $1,900, must sell for $1,700 OBO; matching sunburst earrings, 14k gold, lists for $400, must sell for $350; domed teardrop ear hoops, EH-860, 14k gold, lists for $410, must sell for $350. All items new and never worn. Call 281-395-4359 for serious queries only. Sofa - good to very good condition, $250 OBO. 281-861-7500. Inversion table, used only a few times, $50; Leap Pad Learning tablet with books, $25. Call 281-703-5138. Cooling/heat pump, 1.5 ton “York” split system w/5KW electric coil, new, never been installed, $1,800 neg. Please call for further info, 713444-4180. 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. Rolex watch. Call for details. 281-414-3597. 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 # 900745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.

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2004 GMC Sierra Extended cab truck, leather interior, Boise radio system, XM radio & On Star ready, 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome tool box. Well maintained, one owner, all maintenance records available, excellent condition, 127,000 miles. Sell for $8,500 OBO. 832-654-5339 or 281-855-9030. Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 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.

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Afternoon teacher/assistant for daycare, from 2:45 PM - 6 PM, M - F, or 12 PM - 6 PM. Please call for more information, 281-955-2002. 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. 281656-2273. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-8781052.

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The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Paralegal - Katy area law firm looking for candidate with 5+ years experience. Ideal candidate should be proficient in Word and WordPerfect, be a self-starter, 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.

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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

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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 – LHA.

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