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PARKING LOT RENOVATIONS Renovations to the lower parking lot in front of the swimming pool at the Windsong Trails Recreation Area are slated to take place the first quarter of 2012. As you are aware, the lower parking lot was constructed along with the old swimming pool facilities years ago. Due to underground water damage, this parking lot has deteriorated over time and now needs to be demolished and replaced by new construction. The Board worked with Jones & Carter, Inc., Texas Civil Engineers, on the initial phase of the project. As of the date of submittal of this article, the construction contract has not yet been awarded by the Board. The Board has budgeted this capital improvement for 2012. It is one of the last remaining major capital improvements needed to update all of your common areas to current standards.

2012 ANNUAL PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET

ASSESSMENT REVENUE Current Year: $387,828 Prior Years: $10,000 Other Income including: $30,550 Pool Registration Fees, Bank Account Interest, Late Penalties, Reimbursed Collection Fees, Legal & Lawn Fees and Clubhouse Rentals. TOTAL REVENUE: $428,378 ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES: $80,510 Management, CPA/Audit Fees, Insurance, Federal Income Tax, Office Supplies, Postage, Printing & Copies, Property Taxes and Miscellaneous LEGAL SERVICES: $36,500 Corporate, Collections and Deed Restrictions UTILITIES: $79,000 Electricity, Gas, Telephone, Water & Sewer and Street Lights AMENITIES OPERATIONS: $87,326 Clubhouse, Landscape and Irrigation Maintenance, Pest Control, Playground, Pool and Tennis Court COMMUNITY SERVICES: $17,000 Neighborhood Events, Mosquito Fogging, Part-time Deputy Patrol and Welcome Packets COLLECTION & DEED RESTRICTION ENFORCEMENT: $16,500 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS: $156,000 TOTAL EXPENSES: $472,836 2012 INCREASE/(DECREASE) SUMMARY:

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CALL TO ORDER: The November meeting of the Board of Directors of the Windsong CIA was held on November 17, 2011. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM Present were Board Members: Dennis Shook, Chad Vowell, Steve Zunker and Brenda McCullah. Also present was Nancy Callaway, SCS Management Services, Inc. MINUTES: The Board approved the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board held on October 27, 2011.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS: CLUBHOUSE * The Board reviewed a written Clubhouse Report from Rhea Prevost, Clubhouse Manager. GROUNDS AND PARKS * Director Zunker reported two dead trees along Grand Forest have been removed. Director Shook advised that FN Landscape reported that there is no irrigation at the easements on either side of the Grand Forest entrance. The Board addressed future plans for irrigation installation at this location MUD #183/SHERIFF * The activity reports for the month of October 2011 were presented in written form for the Board’s review. DEED RESTRICTIONS * The Deed Restriction Violation Summary and the Board Referral List for the month of November were presented in written form and reviewed by the Board. Director McCullah advised that she inspected the properties on the list and made recommendations on further disposition of the properties. The disposition of the Board Referral List as authorized by the Board will be processed by SCS. MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL REPORTS: * Nancy Callaway presented the Management and Financial Reports for review and consideration of the Board. She also advised that the 2012 annual assessment statements were processed on November 10, 2011. * The CAMI Report date November 8, 2011 was presented in written form and reviewed by the Board. SCS was requested to solicit proposals from Maintenance and Community Services for replacement of the handicap bars in the restrooms at the clubhouse and for replacement of the tennis court timer. OLD BUSINESS: ACTION ITEM LIST * The Board addressed the Action Item List. Updates are as follows: 2012 Windsong Swim Team Agreement – SCS was requested to send the 2012 WST agreement to Rudy Alvarado, President and invite the WST Board to the January 2012 WCIA Board Meeting. Windsong Trails Recreation Area Parking Lot – Director Vowell presented an update. He advised that he is awaiting a revised bid for the engineering plans for the parking lot from Jones & Carter, Inc. to include geotechnical specifications. Corestone Paving & Construction will start the demolition of the concrete apron overlying the root system for the four oaks trees at the parking lot on or about the last week of November. Arborist – Embark Tree and Landscape Services has removed the two dead oak trees at Grand Forest. Upon Corestone Paving & Construction’s completion of the demolition of the concrete apron at the parking lot, Embark will crown raise and perform deep root fertilization and aeration of the four oak trees at this location. Windsong Trails Recreation Area Marquee – A bid from Houston Recreation Management was reviewed by the Board. The bid was not prepared to the specifications of the Board. Director Zunker agreed to coordinate with Houston Recreation Management regarding the correct specifications. RATIFY INTERIM BOARD ACTIONS: The Board ratified the interim votes of the Board for the following: * Embark Tree and Landscape Services – To accept the proposal for removal of two dead oak trees at Grand Forest Drive; crown raise

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four oak trees at the Windsong Trails Recreation Area at the parking lot; and deep root fertilization and aeration for the oaks at a cost of $2,942.75. * Corestone Paving & Construction - To accept the proposal for demolition of the concrete apron overlying the root system for the four oak trees at the Windsong Trails Recreation Area at the parking lot at a cost of $2,507. * A-Affordable Office Furniture - The purchase of Board Room furniture for the clubhouse at a cost of $1,650.81 including setup and delivery. NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business address this evening. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

YOUR 2012 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT RATE questions answered

Dear Resident: This publication has been prepared as an informational tutorial for homeowners, to supply important information regarding YOUR 2012 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT RATE and contains important information about deed restriction issues that could affect all residents of the subdivision. The following is a summary of questions and answers to issues that are commonly asked. Homeowners/property owners sometimes find “deed restrictions” and their enforcement confusing. Additionally, they misunderstand or are unfamiliar with their obligations as owners. The Board of Directors for Windsong Community Improvement Association sincerely hope that this publication will serve to guide and assist you in better understanding the benefit and support you receive by the privilege of homeownership in a deed restricted community. Without the support of a homeowners association, property values are more likely to be debilitated by outside factors that cannot be controlled. WHAT is a “Homeowners Association?” Homeowners associations are non-profit corporations formed to “maintain” a subdivision (community, neighborhood). Because each association is an independent “company,” each is unique in its business operations, governing documents, use restrictions, services offered, rate of assessments, etc.

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WHAT is an “Assessment?” An assessment is very similar to a tax. It is used to provide services to the community. Taxes are based on property values and provide many services, some that you may or may not be aware of or feel you benefit from. Assessments are assessed on a “per lot” basis according to the needs of the Association for which they are collected and the services provided. Each member must pay his share of the operating expenses of the “corporation.” In Windsong, those services include pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and clubhouse maintenance; management and deed restriction enforcement; landscape and irrigation maintenance for all common areas and entrances; legal; utilities (water & sewer, electricity, gas and telephone); street lights, community events; mosquito fogging, routine corporate expenses such as insurance and property taxes; capital reserves and other miscellaneous services to the residents. As in taxes, whether you “use” the services or not, does not relieve your liability to pay. WHO has to pay the “Assessment?” All members of Windsong Community Improvement Association are assessed at a uniform rate and therefore, obligated to pay. Failure to pay can ultimately result in the loss of your property. The Association’s rights include the “power of sale” (Article VI, Section 7.6) in connection with the lien (the right to foreclose the lien), as well as, other collection procedures. WHO is a “Member?” Every property (lot) owner within the subdivision is a member of the Association, whether or not they chose to be and whether or not it is referenced in their deed.

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WHO decides how much I have to pay and what services I get? Your association is governed by three governing documents. The Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws and the Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, the “Deed Restrictions”. The By-Laws are the rules and regulations that define and regulate the authority of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of five (5) directors who are elected by the membership. The Board is empowered to operate the business of the Association, which includes, but is not limited to, setting the rate of the assessment. Article VII, Section 7.3 of the deed restrictions provide that the maximum annual assessment may be increased each year not more than 10% above the maximum for the previous year without a vote of the membership and Article VII, Section 7.5 states “Subject to the criteria and limitations set out in Section 7.3, the Board of Directors of the Association shall determine the amount to be levied as the annual assessment.” WHO is the Board of Directors? The Board of Directors is elected by you, the membership, at an annual meeting. Each Director serves a term of three years. The term expirations are staggered so that each new Board member gets direction from an experienced Board member. That provision was mandated in the By-Laws to provide for consistency, experience and continuity. The assessment fees provide a multitude of services. Please help your Board of Directors meet the budgetary needs of the Association by paying your assessment in a timely manner. The 2012 annual assessment is set at $360. The due date, penalty date and terms for payment remain unchanged. Should you need additional information, require copies of your deed restrictions or have questions regarding any part of this notice, please submit your requests in writing to: Board of Directors Windsong CIA % SCS Management Services, Inc. 7170 Cherry Park Drive Houston, Texas 77095 ONE FINAL NOTE: Your assessment is an excellent value. The services you are provided, as referenced above will only cost $30 per month. Compare this cost to any singular service you are currently paying. What a surprise! Sincerely, WCIA Board of Directors: Dennis Shook, President Chad Vowell, 1st Vice President Steven Zunker, 2nd Vice President Brenda McCullah, Secretary Johnny Luttrell, Treasurer

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*The Board of Directors has adopted the following collection policy for 2012: FIRST NOTICE: DELINQUENT NOTICE: CERTIFIED MANAGER DEMAND & NOTICE OF HEARING: LIEN NOTICE: ATTORNEY DEMAND: ATTORNEY LAWSUIT: FORECLOSURE

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All late penalties and collection fees are charged to the delinquent property and become a part of the assessment amount due.

2012 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT STATEMENTS

The 2012 annual assessment was invoiced in the month of November. If your mortgage company notified SCS Management Services, Inc. of funds available in escrow, bills will be sent to them directly. If you did not receive an invoice by December 1, 2011, please call SCS at 281-463-1777.

We know you will agree that Windsong is a wonderful place to live. Please help your Board of Directors meet the budgetary needs of the Association by paying your assessment in a timely manner. Thank you for your support.

DEED RESTRICTIONS AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

Reminder: Please submit an Architectural Review application prior to commencing any exterior changes to your property. An application is included in the “Windsong Whistler” for your convenience.

DEED RESTRICTION/home improvement

The assessment is due on January 1, 2012. A late penalty of 10% is charged to delinquent accounts effective February 1, 2012. Payments go directly to a lockbox at our bank. SCS interfaces daily, via computer, with the bank to record payments. This guarantees maximum efficiency when posting your payment. Please mail your payment to the bank’s address on the statement. Should you need to communicate with SCS, please write them separately at 7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77095.

SCS Management Services is contracted to enforce our deed restriction guidelines in an effort to continuously improve our community and keep property values up. We would like to ask everyone to refer to their deed restrictions on issues that might pertain to our community. Citing (if applicable to your guidelines) could result from one or more of the following:

Our Association DID NOT require an assessment increase this year. The Board has prepared the 2012 proposed budget based on an assessment of $360. Our assessments provide a multitude of services such as pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and clubhouse maintenance; management and deed restriction enforcement; grounds and irrigation maintenance for all common areas and entrances; legal; utilities (water & sewer, electricity, gas and telephone); street lights; community events; routine corporate expenses such as insurance and taxes; capital reserves and other miscellaneous services to the residents. All of these services are provided to you at a cost of only $30 per month.

1) Garage door paint should match your house or trim. 2) Houses/garages should be clean of dirt and mildew. 3) House, garage and trim in need of repainting (i.e. - fading, peeling or poor quality of paint). 4) Trim boards, garage doors, shutters or gutters in need of repair. 5) Oil stains in the driveway or street. 6) Flower beds, shrubs or trees that need weeding or pruning. 7) Yard Decorations should be repaired/maintained as needed.

The Association has a collection policy to ensure everyone pays equally and promptly, keeping costs down for all. The Board has adopted an aggressive collection schedule for delinquent accounts. Our Declarations and the Texas Property Code provide for these actions and charge the cost to the property.

Compliance with our community guidelines is greatly appreciated.

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Please be aware that if you have a basketball goal in street view it must be maintained at all times. Basketball goals are permitted subject to the prior approval of the ACC and the following: * A net shall be maintained on the rim at all times. The net shall be replaced in the event that it becomes frayed or torn. * A rim shall be affixed to the backboard at all times. The rim shall be repaired or, if necessary, replaced in the event that it becomes broken or bent. * The backboard shall be repainted, repaired or replaced in the event that the surface of the backboard becomes chipped or cracked or the backboard becomes warped or unaligned. The backboard shall also be kept clean of mildew or mold. * Basketball goals that are visible from the street shall be attached to the front of the garage or freestanding. * In no event shall a basketball goal be placed at any curb either temporarily or permanently. * The pole and all mounting supports must be maintained in an attractive condition. The pole shall be removed if the basketball goal is no longer functional.

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The Harris County Municipal Utility District #183 has a contract through Harris County for one Deputy from the Sheriff’s Department to patrol the District. The MUD has also hired five part-time off duty police officers to patrol the District as needed. Their jobs are to watch out for suspicious persons and/or activities and report any incidents to the Sheriff’s Department for further action. The Deputy Sheriff and the part-time off duty police officers patrol the Windsong and Windsong Place communities as well as any commercial properties within the District.

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TRASH SERVICE INFORMATION

Royal Disposal collects our trash. The homeowner’s maintenance fee does not pay for trash pick-up. Residents are billed quarterly in advance on an individual basis. A letter regarding this service was mailed to all residents in January and articles were published for the first few months of 2011 in the “Windsong Whistler.” Information is also published on a monthly basis on the inside back cover. If your trash is currently not being picked up, please call Royal Disposal to start service at 713-526-1536.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

We would like to address one of the items that the Windsong Community Improvement Association gets the most complaints about. We receive many complaints from homeowners about vehicles parked on the street blocking the flow of traffic. The reason for that is because the roads were not designed with a parking lane. There is not enough width to allow for a parking lane. More seriously, when an emergency vehicle is unable to obtain egress and ingress to a street, precious minutes are lost that could mean loss of life/and or property. The problem becomes intolerable in cul-desacs where emergency vehicles or others cannot turn around due to vehicles parking inappropriately and not parallel to the curb. The neighbors of these improperly parked vehicles are inconvenienced when they have to go out of their way to get around them.

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Be aware that Law Enforcement can and will ticket vehicles parked too far from the curb, parked the wrong way on the street, parked facing in on a cul-de-sac instead of parallel to the curb or parking too close to a fire hydrant or a traffic sign. Everyone can “look the other way” and tolerate a vehicle parked temporarily for a visitor. We are referring to vehicles parked overnight, day after day. Please try to think of others and be a good neighbor. Don’t block your neighbor’s ability to enter and exit his driveway safely or block his/or her mailbox. We know that the homes in Windsong have two car garages. If you have multiple vehicles, please try to park them in the driveway and/or the garage overnight and whenever possible. Your neighbors will thank you! WCIA Board of Directors

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1. First things first…an Architectural Control Application needs to be completed and submitted to Windsong CIA c/o SCS management Services before any work is started. 2. Include samples of paint, shingles, etc. with the application. 3. Once submitted, SCS Management Services will forward the application to the Architectural Control Committee for review. 4. Wait for a written approval from the ACC before beginning any work.

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Contact SCS at 281-463-1777 if you need an application. The Board of Directors and the Architectural Control Committee are concerned that residents are completing projects without prior approval. Did you know that if you complete any project that does not meet architectural guidelines you are in violation of the deed restrictions? The association has the right to take action to enforce the deed restrictions and request the removal or modification of your improvement. We want you to know before hand so that you do not spend money on improvements that may not be approved. Remember, that the deed restrictions and the architectural guidelines are in place to protect neighborhood harmony and maintain everyone’s property values.

WINDSONG CIA RESIDENT DEED RESTRICTION COMPLAINT FORM

The Board of Directors receives resident complaint forms on a monthly basis. We thank those who take the time to send them. The forms are reviewed at the monthly Board meetings and then referred to SCS Management Services to process. SCS verifies the report during their next drive-by deed restriction patrol of the community. Many times we receive complaints such as disturbing the peace, animal smells coming from a house or yard, barking dogs, neighbor to neighbor disputes, etc. We want to let you know that the association cannot enforce these types of reports.

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EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT COLOR SELECTION

The WCIA provides many opportunities for the residents to obtain approval for exterior painting prior to commencing the work. Each new resident is mailed a New Resident Welcome Packet that contains among other things a copy of the Architectural Guidelines that is recorded in the real property records of Harris County. Article VIII of this document tells you the guidelines for painting and the locations for you to view the approved color chart (SCS Management Services, 7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, TX 77095 and Sherwin-Williams, 5814 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77084). An Architectural Review application is also included in your packet. If you misplace your application or need another one, you can access www.scsmgmt.com, click on forms to print one. You can also contact SCS at 281-463-1777 or stop by our office to request one.

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Residents: Please be sure your home is properly identifiable with house number either on the house, curb or mailbox. In the event of an emergency (ambulance, fire or police), this will make it easily located.

Street lights

Street lights are an essential part of safety. If you notice a street light out within the Windsong community, please report it to the following number immediately. 713-207-2222, opt 1, opt 4 or www.centerpointenergy.com/outage Please make sure that you obtain the 6-digit light pole number and nearest address to the pole when reporting a light out. It is also important that you turn on your garage/driveway lights at night. Encourage your neighbors to do so also. Effective home lighting can be an effective deterrent to crime.

Pet Hotline News

Kittens and puppies are being dumped in Subdivisions and shopping strips. They will not find good homes. Most will be taken by the pound or shelter and those are overflowing with pets. They cannot help but have to euthanize some. You, as a responsible pet owner can be of great help by having your cat or dog spayed or neutered and not worry about finding homes for the offspring. You will have a healthier and happy pet. Another and very important thing you can do is have a collar with some form of ID and your phone number on it. Pet stores have special ID’s for your pets. Many pet owners are now “chipping” the pets. If found and taken to a vet they can scan chip and find the owner. If your pet has a rabies tag, the vet has your name and #. The first thing I ask a caller is “does the pet have ID on it.” If it does, I will help contact the # on the ID and get the pet to it’s owner ASAP. Or, the owner can pick up their lost pet. Having an ID on a pet makes life easier for all.   Marie Nugent - 281-859-1104

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It’s the time of the year when we find ourselves setting new goals or “resolutions.” Maybe it’s time to set a new personal goal to become a part of our winning team. Unlock your talents and volunteer your time in our school district. The Cy-Fair VIPS team roster needs you and is never too full! 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 281894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY” UPCOMING EVENTS - January 12th - VIPS General Meeting – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. Open to all CFISD volunteers, parents, staff and community members. Get the latest information on CFISD volunteering and learn through networking! - January 24th - Junior Achievement Volunteer Training – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. The purpose of Junior Achievement is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics, and be workforce ready. - January 26th - PIE Student Mentor Training – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. Training for individuals committed to serve as a role model and friend to CFISD students. District approved mentors meet with students weekly during school hours on school campuses. Along with this two-hour training, an application and criminal background check are required. - January 31st - Sooper Puppy Training – 9:30 AM to 12 PM, Berry Center. Sooper Puppy is a first grade class series dealing with age appropriate life lessons, facing dilemmas and arriving at solutions by making good choices.

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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.

PRESCHOOLS Cornerstone UMC Preschool Registration Announcement Cornerstone United Methodist Church Preschool has been serving the needs of the Copperfield area since 1985. Cornerstone is a State Licensed facility operating five days a week. We offer programs for children 15 months through five-year-old preschoolers. CUMC Preschool will be offering tours every Tuesday at 10:00 AM beginning January 17th and continuing through February 7th. Join the Preschool directors in the sanctuary where they will answer questions and discuss our program (curriculum, activities, special events, schedules, etc.) with interested families in the community. Families that attend one of our tours can register before our open family registration. Come and find out how! Open family registration will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary. We are located at 15919 Ridge Park Drive in the Copperfield subdivision, Southdown Village. For further information, please call 281-859-1612.

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Copperfield Church Preschool Copperfield Church’s Preschool program will begin registering for the 2012-2013 school year in February. Our currently enrolled families and Copperfield Church members will register on Tuesday, February 7th. Registration will open to the general public on Wednesday, February 8th. For those interested in seeing the facility, tours will be given at 10:30 AM on the following days: January 24th, 26th, 31st and February 2nd. Children ages 12 months through 5 years of age will learn of God’s love through Bible stories, prayer, Bible activities, arts, crafts, music and playtime. You may contact us at 281-856-2273 X203 or lgeorge@copperfieldchurch.com for more information.

St. Cuthbert Preschool 2012-2013 REGISTRATION St. Cuthbert Episcopal Preschool’s 2012-2013 Preschool Registration will be on February 7th starting at 8:30 AM and will continue each day during Preschool hours until all of our spots are full. We offer two, three or five day classes for students ages 18 months – 4 years. Our school hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The program provides a loving, Christian environment offering the children weekly chapel, as well as music/movement, library and computer classes. Come by and visit us anytime at 17020 West Road at Queenston during preschool hours, no appointment necessary. Our program is open to all children, regardless of race, nationality or creed. For questions, contact Lynn or Lynda at 281-463-1912.

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Bear Creek United Methodist Church School KINDERGARTEN: A YEAR OF MAGIC - Tues., Jan. 31st at 6:30 PM Parents of prospective kindergarten students are invited to come and learn about our kindergarten program from our kindergarten teaching team. Find out what makes our kindergarten “Year of Magic” the nurturing and personal experience that has been enjoyed by so many families at Bear Creek United Methodist Church School for more than twenty-five years. Call 281-463-2969 for more information or to schedule a tour. Bear Creek United Methodist Church School registration Bear Creek United Methodist Church School registration for 20122013 is Thursday, February, 16th at 9:30 AM. BCUMCS serves children 12 months through kindergarten, including a transition class for five year olds who would benefit from a year to grow before entering kindergarten. Please call the school at 281-463-2969 for more information or stop by the school for a tour and to see our newly expanded and renovated playground.

CROSSBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Registration for our Weekday Preschool and Kindergarten 2012-2013 As an outreach of Crossbridge Christian Church, we strive to facilitate the development of our students spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally and socially and to create in our students a life-long love of learning; All for the Glory of God. Our mission is to provide Christian teachings and exemplary care for the children of our community with tailored age appropriate daily lesson plans that allow children to learn through example and hands on experiences. We are a Licensed Center with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-Child Care. Starting in the Fall we will be offering a Kindergarten Class!!! We are very excieted about this new adventure! Registration for new students is February 14th. This is a first come, first served. We accept students starting at 18 months. We are a 2 to 4 day program Monday thru Thursday, New Hours 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM. Check us out at www.crossbridgehouston.org for more information on our preschool. Phone: 281-345-6438; address: 15415 West Road & Hwy 6N in the Copperfield Area.

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Located at 1400 Parkway Plaza (near Briar Forest and Eldridge), invites interested families to tour the campus during Catholic Schools Week. Tours will be given Monday, January 30th through Wednesday, February 1st, from 9 – 11 AM. Tours will begin on the hour and every ½ hour. Appointments are not necessary. Open House for prospective families will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, from 6 – 7:30 PM. Registration for new families begins on Saturday, February 11th. For more information about this National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, please call 281-496-1500 or visit www.jp2.org.

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Children established a goal of collecting 65 food items in a month and surpassed their goal by 301 in two weeks. Teachers aided the counting process, introducing place value to understand the value of three-digit numbers and tracking total donations on a large chart. Kindergartners practiced three-digit addition and subtraction problems to account for the total number of food items. All food items will be donated to Cypress Assistance Ministries for Thanksgiving. In addition, students were taught the value of service and sharing, especially in tough economic times when it is difficult to give freely.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Texas Christian School OPEN HOUSE

Texas Christian School will hold their annual Open Houses: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:30 PM: “Meet and Greet,” tour the campus, visit classrooms, refreshments. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM: View Science/Art Fair projects, tour the campus, visit classrooms. Educating 2-year-old - 12th grade for over 20 years using challenging Curriculum, character development and sports. Contact us at 281-550-6060, 17810 Kieth-Harrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 or visit www.TexasChristianSchool.org.

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for January 2012 9191 Barker Cypress Rd. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Don’t miss this exciting traveling exhibition and related library programs and activities at the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library. On display through Feb. 17th, this traveling exhibition for libraries examines the crises of secession, slavery and civil liberties encountered by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and his use of the Constitution to transform the meaning of freedom in America. Organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. Local funding for programs is provided by the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library. For information and a schedule of events, go to LoneStar.edu/library/Lincoln.

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Add Some L.I.F.E. Lessons to Your New Year The Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in January are: “Detoxification and Your Health” - Jan. 11th; “Lincoln and the Road to the Emancipation Proclamation” - Jan. 18th and “The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History” - Jan. 25th. Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information. Free New Student Orientations Set and Required for First Time Students Take a tour, learn about campus programs, meet with an advisor, choose a schedule and register for spring classes at LSC-CyFair’s free New Student Orientations, which all first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are now required to attend. New Student Orientations are set for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in January. All sessions are free, but space is limited and students must pre-register online at LoneStar.edu/cyfair-orientation to receive a confirmation with room location and other program information. Call 281-2903430 or email cfoutreach@lonestar.edu for information.

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Upcoming Banquet of Life The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston will be hosting their upcoming “Hidden Treasures” Banquet of Life on Thursday, January 19, 2012. This lovely evening includes a decadent meal and features Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney: two amazing speakers serving the pro-life mission. All monies raised at this event will go to benefit the many services offered by the Pregnancy Help Center. Tickets are now available for $75 each and can be purchased at www. donate-phckaty.org or by calling Lisa Marlowe at 281-578-0078, ext. 103. The Banquet of Life will be held at the Second Baptist Church West Campus at 19449 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094.

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Visit our Facebook page - “Fashion with Passion Fundraiser.” Tickets can be purchased at Quane Design Studio. 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.

BERYL RAMSEY AND WAYNE VOSS TO CHAIR GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON SET FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2012 CEO of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Beryl Ramsey, returns to Chair the Go Red For Women Luncheon in partnership with CEO of Methodist West Houston Hospital, Wayne Voss. Together, Ramsey and Voss will serve as Co-Chairs and lead efforts to raise awareness that heart disease remains the number one killer of women, but is often preventable with healthy lifestyle choices.

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This year’s luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 13th at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair and is expected to draw more than 400 business and community leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn tips on heart disease and stroke prevention from local experts, listen to a heart-warming story of survival from an area resident, participate in interactive breakout displays and shop the “purse-onalities” silent auction. The silent auction is a unique piece of the luncheon that features items representative of the diverse personalities of the community. Purses can be anything from actual handbags to golf bags to briefcases. This year’s auction will include something for everyone! Melissa Wilson of Fox 26 Morning News will emcee the event and Dr. Valentina Ugolini of Willowbrook Cardiovascular Associates will be the featured medical speaker. Ramsey and Voss and their team of volunteers have a goal of raising a record-breaking $200,000 to support educational programs that the American Heart Association provides and the life-saving research it funds to reduce the effects of heart disease in women. Today, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Go Red for Women celebrates the energy, passion and power that women can use to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. To secure a sponsorship, purchase tables and/or tickets, or for further information, contact Priscilla Luna at 713-610-5071 or email priscilla. luna@heart.org. For more information about Go Red For Women, visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART. Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases - America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

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Epiphany Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive in Katy, is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT, engineering, to name a few.   

A list of the companies that are participating and the openings they have will be given to job candidates on the morning of the fair. To ensure we have the most current information from our participating employers, this list will not be distributed prior to the day of the event.    This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event.   Bring plenty of resumes.

THEATER/ARTS Houston Family Arts Center Performances are at Houston Family Arts Center Garza Main Stage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070. 2011-2012 Mainstage Season: A Lesson Before Dying (Jan. 20 - 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 281-685-6374.   GO TO http://www.houstonfac.com/id6.html for more information or to request an audition appointment.

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 Tickets: $6 - $12, WindSync’s Peter & the Wolf - 10 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2012. Who took the cool out of classical music? Well, WindSync is here to put it back. A fresh, young and energetic ensemble, WindSync’s Peter and the Wolf program is dramatic and interactive, allowing audience members of all ages to explore and engage with the music. WindSync invites audiences to join the collaborative, creative process of musical imagination and expression by exploring elements of rhythm, culture, characteristics of the instruments, and the hip, story-telling nature of classical music in a staged and costumed production of Peter and the Wolf. WindSync is part of Cypress Creek FACE’s Free Children’s Series. All Free Children’s Series concerts are free and no reservations necessary. February Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! - 8 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2012. A talented quartet of tap dancers team up with seven musicians/vocalists for an evening of nonstop percussive madness! Rhythmic Circus integrates rapid-fire tap with a wide variety of musical genres in a show “you have to see to believe”! Tickets: $30-60. All performances are at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, TX 77379, 281-440-4850; www.cypresscreekface.org.

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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: January 3rd & 4th: no program - Winter break  January 10th & 11th: Being Green  January 17th & 18th: Reptiles  January 24th & 25th: Nature Detectives Jan. 31st/Feb. 1st: Mice & Squirrels  February  February  February  February

7th & 8th: Talk to the Animals 14th & 15th: Bird Valentines 21st & 22nd: Insects 28th & 29th: Ladybugs

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Join Us Sundays at 9:00 am or 11:09 am CWC Women Serving the Community The women’s club closed the year with a wonderful Holiday Party at Tapas Capriccio. We celebrated with our friends and are ready to start the new year as “The Cy-Fair Women’s Club.” Our first meeting in 2012 will be on January 5th at the West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 pm. Start the new year on the right track and come join us. Make a difference in the community, while developing friendships for a lifetime. CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community, as well. Membership in the CWC is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston/Cypress neighborhoods. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 PM for social time and refreshments, followed by a program at 7:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Queenston and West Road. Our monthly meetings are not only educational and enjoyable, but they develop lasting fellowships. We look forward to meeting you in the new year! If you have any questions about our club or need directions to the church, please contact Susan McLeroy, Membership Chair at sudomac@comcast.net. Closing the year as “The Copperfield Women’s Club,” we wish everyone, Happy Holidays and a very prosperous New Year!

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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-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. 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.

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BOY SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 61

Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop 61 at 7:00 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping, fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival, community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Boy Scout Troop 61 meets from 7:00 to 8:00 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church. Contact Mike Viator with Troop 61 if your son is interested in joining a local Boy Scout Troop. Cell: 713-409-1934, mike.viator@comcast.net.

HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164

Attention home school families!!! Homeschool Pack 164 is a Christian Homeschool Cub Scout Pack chartered by West Houston Home Educators (www.whhe.org) that serves the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Our Pack promotes God, Country and service! We are a part of the Sam Houston Area Council (www.shac.org) and Texas Skies District (www.texasskiesdistrict.org). If you have a boy entering 1st grade (age 6) through 5th grade (age 10), we invite you to please come join in the fun! Visit our website www. homeschoolpack.com for more information about our Pack registration and meeting times.

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SPORTS Holy Covenant UMC Soccer What: Upward Soccer Where: Holy Covenant UMC 22111 Morton Road, Katy TX 77449 When: Evaluations are on January 14th and 21st at 9:00 AM. Who: Children ages 4 thru 5th grade Fee: $75, which includes a uniform Check out www.holycov.org for more information or call 281-579-1200.

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

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.

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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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Coaches will call players to schedule practice by April 3rd. Practice times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The spring schedule includes eight games, with all games played locally on Saturdays from April 7th – May 26th. The Cy-Fair league will play at the following locations: Cy-Fair West: Horne Elementary (West Little York between Highway 6 and Eldridge Parkway). Cy-Fair North: Matzke Elementary (Grant Road, north of Jones Road and FM 1960). Cy-Fair South: Cook Middle School (West Road, east of Jones Road at Wheatland Drive). For more information, maps of locations or to sign up, visit www.ffps.org or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).

Northwest Flyers Track Club

The registration session for all athletes interested in the 2012 Track & Field season will be at 8:30 AM Saturday, February 4th at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center. A nationally acclaimed motivational speaker and Olympic gold medalist will be the keynote speaker for the annual registration event!!! For additional information on the Northwest Flyers Track Club, please visit the team website at www.northwestflyers.org or contact Linette Roach at 281-587-8442 or linette.roach@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.

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.

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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.

CHURCH NEWS St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church 11 th annual Chili Cook-Off 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.

CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH BETWEEN JOBS NETWORKING 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

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BEAR CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ATTENTION: CAREGIVERS OF ELDERLY PERSONS 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.

BIBLE STUDIES 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.  

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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.    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.

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Escuela Dominical en Español Domingos a las 10 de la manaña Te invitamos a estudiar la biblia. Ven con tu familia. Estamos en la escuela Watkins Middle School, 4800 Cairnvillage, Houston, TX 77084.

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.  

CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF PRAYER

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.

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“I’m In PAIN” Can Chiropractic Help ME ? We are often asked, “What’s the best way of finding out whether or not a doctor of chiropractic can help my problem?” We believe the answer can be found in a complete chiropractic consultation and examination, including x-rays. And to help find out for sure, we will do a complete consultation and examination, including x-rays, if necessary, (procedures that normally cost $187.00 or more) for $25.00. We will make this special program available through JANUARY. The only exception to the offer involves personal injury cases (workers’ compensation and auto accidents) in which there is no charge directly to the patient.

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CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH and WELLNESS CENTER AREA BINGOS EPIPHANY BINGO

Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986. Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar, and large cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281578-3905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. Maximum Prizes given away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education

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programs, to better serve the community. 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. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758. Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.

BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER 3055 Bear Creek Drive • 281-859-1566 www.pct3.hctx.net Please call for more information or to register for any of these classes ASAP. All classes are FREE OF CHARGE and are suited for adults, unless otherwise noted and are open to the public.

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Our hours are: Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday - Closed.

We will be closed Monday, January 2nd and Monday, January 16th. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 281-550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

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Exquisite David Yurman (Madison) watch with stainless steel bracelet, 0.79+ct. diamond bezel, white mother of pearl dial, Swiss quartz. Originally $5,400, will sell $2,500. 281-787-1205. 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.

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Classified Ads Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. 281-861-7500. Dolphin coffee table, $500; dolphin table and 4 chairs, $150; Sony 36” TV, $300. 713-416-6716. Rocket tickets, 2 seats, section 112, row 23, seats 3 & 4, $90/pair, face value season ticket holder. Great seats. 281-578-0153. Maytag electric range, smooth top, never used, $350. 281-647-6056. Prom dresses, both long and short dresses, various colors and sizes; white bridal gown used for NCL presentation. Prices negotiable. 281-392-6518. Blue sofa and love seat, $150; large study table, $75. 281-256-3609.

Period Weaponry Reconditioning

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.

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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.

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Sliding mirror doors (one pair) for a wardrobe or closet, each door is 39 “W x 79”H, together the doors will be good for a 78”W X 79”H wardrobe or closet, comes with upper and bottom alum guide rails, the doors are similar to IKEA PAX MALM ward robe article # 900-745-72, picture available, asking $205. Contact School8007@aol.com.

AUTOMOTIVE

2004 GMC Sierra Extended cab truck, leather interior, 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. 1991 Chevrolet Camero RS, all power, 65,500 original miles, good condition. Call 713-598-0256. 2010 Honda CR-V, 2WD, 5 dr., EX-L navigation, sunroof, leather, fully loaded. Exterior/interior color, tango red, pearl/gray. Miles, 16,030. Excellent condition. Contact at 281-492-7460. 2002 Ford Explorer XLT fully loaded, V6 engine runs good, private seller. Asking $5,900. Call 713-907-6426. 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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Salons at Stonegate is now hiring a part time house keeper to help clean, fold towels and sweep. Hours 11 AM to 7 PM, good pay, 24 hours a week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call 281-256-2204. Swimming pool cleaner need: 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. About Hair Salon and Day Spa is seeking experienced stylists. Apply in person 15422 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095.

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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. 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. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for 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. 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. 281-861-9911. 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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HELP WANTED - CARE

Looking for a lady that wants to work during the week (from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM). English or Spanish speaking. Training will be provided to help and teach a 12-year-old boy with a disability. Area: Towne Lake behind Lone Star College (West rd and Barker Cypress). Please call 713-446-9097. Live in caregiver for elderly ambulatory female. Must be mature female, non-smoker with valid drivers license, transportation, and good driving record. Duties include companionship, personal care, light cleaning, and cooking. MUST be able to live in Monday through Saturday. Please have references. 281-550-7577.

LOST & FOUND

MISSING: White wrought iron reindeer w/ lights, approx. 24” in length, from front yard. Return, no questions asked. REWARD! 281-398-3732. Nottingham Subdivision.

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

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

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.

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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 – SMH, MN, MF, JF, KZ.

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Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/ dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.

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Windsong Community Improvement Association Officers Dennis Shook - President Chad Vowell - 1ST Vice President Steve Zunker- 2ND Vice President Brenda McCullah- Secretary Johnny Luttrell -Treasurer PURPOSE OF WINDSONG COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Windsong Community Improvement Association handles the financial and legal affairs of the subdivision. Each lot owner is required to pay an annual maintenance fee which is used to pay street lights; taxes on and maintenance the common areas, such as the swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, playgrounds, and entrances.; contract deputy patrols; and legal expenses incurred to enforce the deed restrictions, etc.

Windsong Team Members are as follows: • ASSOCIATION MANAGER Nancy Lee Callaway, AMS Ext.7132 E-Mail address: ncallaway@scsmgmt.com • SERVICE MANAGER Shirley Barnett Ext. 7133 E-Mail - sbarnett@scsmgmt.com • ACCOUNTING CLERK - Ashley Martin Ext.7118 E-Mail - amartin@scsmgmt.com • ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW CLERK Sharon Griffith, Ext. 7115 E-Mail - sgriffith@scsmgmt.com • DEED RESTRICTION COORDINATOR Chris Sharp, Ext. 7136 E-mail - cshark@scsmgmt.com Occasionally business of the association may require us to be out of the office for a short period of time. If we are out of the office when you call or if you call after hours, please leave a message on our voice message system and your calls will be returned as soon as possible.

The Board meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the meeting room at the Windsong Community Clubhouse. Residents are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to place an item on the agenda should call SCS Management Services, Inc. at 281-463-1777 at least 5 days in advance..

NEW RESIDENTS

The Annual Meeting of Members is held on the 1st Thursday in May.

DEED RESTRICTIONS

Board Members hold three year staggered terms and are elected. The election process is as follows: 1) Voting by proxy. Mail in proxies will be mailed with the Annual Meeting Notice. 2) Voting in person will be by attendance at the Annual Meeting.

The WCIA has a new resident package available which are sent once a month to the new homeowners once SCS Management Services, Inc has received transfer information.

Deed restrictions are strictly enforced by Windsong Community Improvement Association. Copies of the restrictions are available upon request by mail. Please call 281-463-1777. Complaint forms are included in every “Windsong Whistler” for your convenience. The association’s office verifies complaints and writes letters to violators. WCIA will initiate legal action when warranted, to enforce the deed restrictions.

CLUBHOUSE RENTAL

The Windsong Community Center is available for rentals through Rhea Prelost, WCC Manager. Please contact Rhea by leaving a message on the Windsong Resident Question and Answer Line @ 281-550-7996. She will return your call to make arrangements for your rental.

CONTRACT DEPUTY PATROLS

Harris County MUD #183 provides additional patrols for two Sheriff’s Deputies through a contract with Harris County. Please call 281-463-2648 to report any suspicious person, activity or for vacation watch.

TRASH COLLECTION ROYAL DISPOSAL.

Royal Disposal collects our trash. The homeowner’s maintenance fee does not pay for trash pick-up. Residents are billed quarterly in advance on an individual basis. You must call Royal Disposal to start service at 713-526-1536. 1. Trash pick-up days are Tuesdays and Fridays between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. 2. Curbside pick-up for each home for a maximum of 6 cans per day. 3. All tree branches less than 3 inches in diameter and shrub trimmings should be cut in four feet lengths and bundled. 4. No pick-up is schedule on New Year’s Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day. Pick-up will resume the next regularly schedule day. 5. Heavy trash pick-up is scheduled every Friday. 6. Excluded items include, but are not limited to, acids; batteries; car parts; car tires; chemicals; construction trash (to include concrete, large quantities or rolls of carpeting, fencing, construction material and debris); dirt; garage door openers; hazardous or toxic or radioactive waste; large pieces of glass (must be broken and placed in cardboard box and weigh less than 40 pounds); human or animal fecal waste; large sofas and sleepers and furniture with metal frames; metal items; paint; petroleum products or filers; refrigerators (if Freon is not removed and refrigerator tagged); rocks; sand. Resident may call Customer Service at 713-526-1536 and arrange for items to be picked up at a negotiated price.

WATER DISTRICT

Windsong CIA Office

Hours @ SCS Building, 7170 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, Tx. Office Phone: 281-463-1777; Fax: 281-463-0050 Office Hrs: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri. Closed Weekends and Major Holidays WCIA employs SCS Management Services, Inc. to service the community. SCS Management Services, Inc. operates on a “Team Concept”.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

You MUST submit any plans for improvements or modifications of your home to Windsong CIA for review. Your plans will be checked to insure that they comply with the deed restrictions. This includes re-roofing, play forts (8 ft limit), temporary storage buildings, etc. Please call SCS Management 281-463-1777 to obtain the necessary form. You may also access www.scs.mgmt.com

Windsong Community Improvement Association is serviced by Harris County MUD District #183. Southwest Water Services was hired by the Water Board to manage the utility district and they can assist you if you have any problems. For new service or billing information call 713-405-1750. The office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. If you are reporting a repair, please call the 24 hour assistance at 713-405-1750

IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO REMEMBER Emergency 911 Fire & Ambulance 713 466-6161 281-256-2266 Harris Co. Constable’s Office 281 463-6666 Clay Rd. Courthouse Annex. 281 463-2446 Harris Co. Sheriff’s Department 713 221-6000 Rabies Control 281 999-3191 Rape Crisis (24 hrs.) 713 528-7273 Suicide Prevention (24 hrs.) 713 228-1505 Supportive Outreach Service for Battered Women & Children 713 528-5785 Women’s Info. & Referral Exchange 713 528-2121 Cy-Fair School District Admin. 281 897-4000 Peggy Wilson Elementary (K-5) 281 463-5941 Watkins Jr. High (6-8) 281 463-5850 Cypress Lakes High 281-856-3800 Street Light Repair (Center Point) 713 207-2222 (To report non-working light, give address and pole number off pole) www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

Street Repair 281 463-6300 SCS Management 281 463-1777

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Lost Pets www.countrypet.com 713-999-3191 Harris County Animal Control 281 999-3191 Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713 468-8972 MTA Buses (Routes & Scheduling) 713 635-4000 Car Share/Van Share 713 227-0003 Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours) 713 686-6300 Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713 520-8620 Legal Advise (9:00-4:00) Battered Women & Children (Wires 24) 713 528-2121 Overeaters Anonymous Hot Line 713 973-6633 Crisis Hotline (24 hours 713 228-1505 Harris Co. Children’s Protective Services (24 hours) 713 526-5701 Poison Control (24 hours) 1-800-764-7661 U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 281 855-2556 Southwest Water (HCMUD # 183) Water & Sewer Repair & Billing 713-405-1750 Center Point Energy 713 659-2111 To report gas leaks 713 659-3552 Reliant Energy 713 207-7777 713 207-2222 Reliant Energy Power Repair

AT & T Royal Disposal (Trash pickup) (Pickups Tues. & Fri./Heavy pickup on Fri.) Teen Hotline (M-Th 4-9 Sat.10:30-4:30) Swim Team - LISA RENFRO

1-800-559-7928 713-526-1536 713 529-TEEN 281-859-8432

• WINDSONG RESIDENT QUESTION LINE Call 281 550-7996 if you want to report association issues for general information or complaints/concerns to a Board member, Committee Member, or to rent the clubhouse. This is a message line only. Leave a message. Your call will be returned by a volunteer.

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