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MAIN CLUBHOUSE 770.721.7900 Administrative Office 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri 770.721.7912 | fax 770.721.7909

Inside This Issue...

UEL KEMP General Manager/Director of Golf 770.721.7902 | ukemp@lakearrowheadga.com









MELISSA DEEMS Member Billing 770.721.7907 | mdeems@lakearrowheadga.com



LOUI PADGETT Lifestyle Director 770.262.6384 | activities@lakearrowheadga.com





GREG CANTRELL Director of Property Management 770.721.7920 | gcantrell@lakearrowheadga.com MARLYN PATOUILLET Member Services 770.721.7912 | membership@lakearrowheadga.com

THE HIGHLANDS COURSE GOLF PRO SHOP 770.721.7902 | golf@lakearrowheadga.com THE HIGHLANDS GRILL 770.721.7900 x 3 | dining@lakearrowheadga.com JOHN WILBERT Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director 770.721.7900 x 3 | jwilbert@lakearrowheadga.com ELIZABETH RAYMOND Restaurant Manager 770.721.7900 x 3 | eraymond@lakearrowheadga.com CATERING & EVENTS 770.721.7900 x 3 | events@lakearrowheadga.com SECURITY security@lakearrowheadga.com North Gate 770.479.2565 | South Gate 770.479.2848 ARTHUR ALLRED Co-Director of Security 770.721.7917 BUDDY MOSS Co-Director of Security 770.721.7911 REAL ESTATE SALES OFFICE 770.720.2700 BOATHOUSE/MARINA Capt. Rob James 770.887.7966 | marina@lakearrowheadga.com LAPOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT: Maury Nunes EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT: Dawn James-Townes SECRETARY: Vacant TREASURER: Gary Charles ASST. SECRETARY: Vacant ASST. TREASURER: Bob Bake LIAISON ADMINISTRATIVE: Maury Nunes LIAISON AMENITIES: Mary Sawyer LIAISON COMMUNICATIONS: Dawn James-Townes LIAISON ENVIRONMENTAL & COVENANTS: Bob Baker LIAISON FUNDRAISING: Gary Charles LIAISON GOLF: Eric Atkins LIAISON INFRASTRUCTURE: Gary Charles LIAISON RESTAURANT: Eric Atkins LIAISON SAFETY & SECURITY: Jim Herndon

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Spring Wood Painting Class Wednesday, March 7th 6:00pm to 8:30pm at The Highlands Grill Enjoy an artistic evening with your friends and neighbors! Create a beautiful Spring wood painting with step by step instruction. Remember to wear paint friendly clothing. The Grill will be open for cocktail service and a dinner buffet. RSVP to activities@lakearrowheadga.com. Cost is $30 per person. All supplies provided.

Wellness Scans

Monday | March 5th | 6:30pm at the Design Center/Model Home

BINGO NIGHT & FAMILY STYLE BUFFET Thursday, March 22nd at The Highlands Grill Buffet from 6:00pm to 8:30pm Bingo from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for the informative session discussing several modalities for therapeutic, non-invasive pain relief and healing for individual cells. Presented by Dr. David G. Lee, D.C., Ph.D., C.Ad.

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RESTORE, SCAN & BALANCE Zyto Scan - uses bio communication to discover your body’s needs. The Zyto scans your body and informs us how to transform it into its healthiest state.

Price is $16 for adults $8 for children ages 4 to 10. RSVP to Highlands Grill at 770-721-7900, ext 3.

P.E.M.F. (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Tensegrity delivers radiation free, non-thermal magnetic pulse into the cells, stimulating healing, to allow repair of damaged/diseased tissue). Learn more on how to renew and improve your health state of health. RSVP to activities@lakearrowheadga.com. PAGE 4 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2018


canvas & cocktails Wednesday, March 28th 6:00pm to 8:30pm at The Highlands Grill Enjoy an artistic evening with your friends and neighbors! No experience is necessary to create this beautiful painting with step by step instruction. This painting can be done as one canvas or two with a friend or family member to create a special piece. Remember to wear paint friendly clothing. The Grill will be open for cocktail service and a dinner buet. RSVP to activities@lakearrowheadga.com. Cost is $25 per person. All supplies provided.


Bunny Breakfast

9:00am | The Highlands Grill Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a buffet-style breakfast of French Toast, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Hashbrowns Children $6.95 (ages 3-11) | Adults $10.95 Call 770.721.7900 x 3 for reservations.

Easter Egg Hunt

11:30am | Great Festival Park Age groups: 1-3, 4-7 and 8-11 year olds. Bring your own baskets! Face Painter, DJ with great music and games. RSVP to activities@lakearrowheadga.com. Event is complimentary for reservations made on or before March 30th. After that date there is a $5 charge per child.




HEALTH & WELLNESS Lake Arrowhead 10 Week Weight Loss Makeover Results Five women began The Lake Arrowhead Group Weight Loss Makeover program during the most vulnerable time of the year (the holidays). Not only did these ladies beat the “average American” odds by not gaining weight, they actually crushed the odds by losing weight!! Collectively they lost 34 pounds! DURING THE HOLIDAYS!! (October 23rd - December 31st). They did not do it with a fad diet, meal replacement program or counting points. They did it with a PLAN, that began with a strong foundation and one that each feels she can live with long term. Each week the women were given educational health related lessons, recipes to prepare and food logging homework. Along with these lessons they were given specific nutrition/exercise challenges and behavior modification strategies to practice, to further assist in the creation of their individual plan. Here are a few comments from participants... * One of the most beneficial aspects of the program was food logging because it made me stay on track and be more aware of what I was putting in my mouth. * Aspects of the program I will maintain are; reading ingredient labels and weighing myself daily. * I loved the lessons, the notebook and recipes that came with the program. This was a GREAT START for me!! To learn more about this group program which will begin again on March 12th, please contact Andrea Mathis at georgiaweightlosscenter@gmail.com

Long-time Cherokee County resident Stanley Townsend would like to invite you to a “Meet & Greet” at the Lake Arrowhead Clubhouse on February 22, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm. Mr. Townsend will be available to share his vision of improving the quality of life in Cherokee County as he prepares for his candidacy as Commission Chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners.


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MONDAY 10:00am to 6:00pm (no dining service) TUESDAY closed


WEDNESDAY 10:00am to 6:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 4:00pm) THURSDAY 10:00am to 9:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 8:00pm)


FRIDAY 10:00am to 10:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 9:00pm) SATURDAY 10:00am to 10:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 9:00pm)


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Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather/volume.


Reservations: 770.721.7900 x 3 or dining@lakearrowheadga.com Special Event Bookings: events@lakearrowheadga.com To-Go Orders: 770.721.7900 x 3






Reservations suggested call 770.721.7900 x 3

Sunday Brunch Buffet at The Highlands Grill is offered the First Sunday of the Month 11:00am to 4:00pm. THURSDAY PIZZA NIGHT!

Three Topping Pizzas for $10, nightly Dinner and Drink Specials. Full menu also available.

A la carte brunch is available on all Sundays other than the first. Omelets Your Way, Sausage, Bacon, Buttermilk Pancakes, & much more!


Easter Sunday Brunch Sunday, April 1st at The Highlands Grill

Salad Bar with Tossed Caesar Salad with Croutons, Seasonal Mixed Greens Salad, Assorted Dressings, Fresh Potato Salad, Lightly Smoked Tuna Salad, Seasonal Fruits and Gourmet Cheeses, Shrimp Cocktail with Three Dipping Sauces Breakfast Bar and Omelette Station with Grits, Biscuits, Gravy, Bacon, Sausage, and Fluffy Omelettes Made To Order Carved Slow Roasted Turkey, Carved Slow Cooked Steamship Round with Au Jus, Highlands Grille Fried Chicken, Sesame Seared Pork Tenderloin, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic Green Beans, Cut Corn, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Brown Rice, Assorted Desserts Adults $23.95 | Children $12.95 Service Times are 11:00am to 4:00pm. Reservations required 770.721.7900 x 3

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super bowl scramble by Uel Kemp

8:30am to 6:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

On January 27, a team from Lake Arrowhead won this year’s Super Bowl Scramble. While a typical 4-person scramble golf tournament, scoring for this event was based on a football analogy. For example, a bogey (safety) was worth negative 2 points, a par (field goal) was worth 3 points, a birdie (touchdown) was worth 6 points, and an eagle (touchdown and 2 point conversion) was worth 8 points. In addition, a team could earn one or two extra points for each birdie by sinking either a short or long putt. Using this format the winning team scored 108 points.

8:00am to 6:00pm Friday – Sunday Please note that the Clubhouse is closed on Tuesdays for the off-season. The Driving Range closes at 5:00pm daily. Hours subject to change due to inclement weather/volume.

Overall, 17 teams (68 golfers) competed in the tournament and the Club awarded prizes to the first 2 teams in 3 flights. Each 1st Flight winning team member received a football trophy and pro-shop gift certificate. Other winners received pro-shop gift certificates. The winners are shown in the pictures below.

FIRST FLIGHT 1st Place: Brian Schell, Andrew Duncan, Curt McKinney, and Chris Benway (108 points) 2nd Place: Eric Womack, Brad Lively, Donald Wilbanks, and Lee Sims (89 points) SECOND FLIGHT 1st Place: Larry Adams, Paul Bolding, Al Schimmelman, and Ron Travis (77 points) 2nd Place: Eric Gunderson, Mike Rimbey, Justin Watkins, and Stewart Brandon (76 points) THIRD FLIGHT 1st Place: Bud Milam, Mike Miller, Dave Baggerly, and Bud MacArages (58 points) 2nd Place: Ralph Lumpkin, TC Chapman, Rick Bondie, and George Koebel (55 points)

St. Patrick’s Day Scramble Saturday, March 17th | 8:30am Shotgun 4 player scramble - limited to playing with 4 clubs $35 cart plan members $40 golf members $55 for non-members call 770.721.7902 to register

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LALGA READY FOR 2018 SEASON Spring is just around the corner! Yes, it’s time to get motivated, get out of the house, get some exercise, spend time on the lovely Lake Arrowhead golf course and, as a bonus, make a few new friends. It happened to me over the past couple of years! Give us a chance and it could happen to you. Here’s how: Start by coming to the LALGA Spring Fling which will be held at the clubhouse March 21 6pm social, 6:30 dinner. This event gives you the opportunity, if desired, to join the LALGA for the entire year for just $35, meet the LALGA officers, receive information highlighting the events for the upcoming season, have dinner and drinks and start making some new friends. Attending the event is NOT a commitment to join. Here is a preview of what is planned for the season: • March 21, Wednesday 6pm – Spring Fling Opening Business Meeting. Menu and cost pending. • April 19, Thursday 11:30am Lunch; 1pm shot gun start themed Puttin 9-5 • May 5, Saturday 7:30am check-in; 8:30am shot gun start. Angel House Charity Event. This is our big charity event of the season which is co-hosted with the MGA. We work hard to get our entire community involved to support this local charity and make this event a big success. • May 17, Thursday 11:30am Lunch; 1pm shot gun start this will be Rock and Rollin Golf Balls • June 14, Thursday 10am shot gun start; lunch to follow. As June 14 is Flag Day, the event will have a red, white and blue theme. • July 26, Thursday 10am shot gun start; lunch to follow. Since we always seem blessed with perfect weather for our events this event is titled Soak Up the Sun, as this time of year we all look forward to warm sunny days. • August 16, Thursday 10am shogun start; lunch to follow. Eat, Pray, Putt; just not necessarily in that order. • September 13, Thursday 11:30am Lunch; 1pm shot gun start. Diamonds in the Rough; don’t forget to wear your bling. • Oct 12, Friday 4pm shot gun start; dinner to follow. This is a 9 and dine Halloween- themed Golfing Ghouls LALGA/

by Ruth Nunes

MGA Event. As the 9 and dine name implies 9 holes with dinner to follow. • November 14, Wednesday 6pm closing business meeting social and dinner. The Angel House Charity Tournament is open to everyone. For the Nine and Dine, one player needs to belong to either the LALGA or the MGA. The remainder of events are ladies events for members of the LALGA. The $35 dues cover expenses for prizes, decorations and a small donation for Angel House. All players have the opportunity to win additional prizes playing with the group beginning March 26. There is a play day award given to the 3 ladies that play most frequently on the regular scheduled play days. Birdie tree award, given to the 3 ladies with the most birdies throughout the season. For additional $10 you can join the ringer board where prizes are awarded to the 3 most improved players. Another one of the benefits of membership are the Regular Play Days, where we have reserved times. Regular Play Days are: • Late Monday afternoons (time varies with the Season) which has famously become known as “Giggle Golf” because Happy Hour follows the 9 holes; and Thursday mornings. • Greens and cart fees apply for all events. Meals are a separate cost; e.g. lunches are usually about $10. You don’t have to have a partner to play; just sign up and meet at the Clubhouse to join the group playing. • LALGA welcomes all levels of play. Those living outside Lake Arrowhead are also welcome to join. If you are waiting to close on a home purchase or have a lot under construction, LALGA is a fantastic opportunity to acquaint yourself with the community. So, if all this sounds intriguing, please contact Jan Garbiel at jgarbiel@winstream.net or Eleanor Gibbons at eleanorgibbons@windstream.net for more information and/or to make a reservation for our Spring Fling. We look forward to seeing you March 21 at the Spring Fling and frequently afterwards on the Highlands Course.



JOIN US! “GOLF– the more you play it, the less you know about it.” - Patty Berg, LPGA Welcome to the Lake Arrowhead Ladies Golf Association (LALGA). As a member, you’ll meet new golfers in a fun, friendly environment and participate in activities both on and off the golf course created specifically for women of all skill levels. We invite women 18 years of age and older to join. Golf has a rich history of ‘giving back’, raising billions of dollars for local and national charities. The LALGA follows that tradition. In addition to our annual charity event, a portion of every dollar received is set aside to support charitable organizations in our local community. Whether you’re a seasoned player or someone who is interested in getting started in the game, the LALGA is here help you get the most out of golf. All memberships are annual and expire at the end of each calendar year. Dues are $35 and applications and dues are accepted at any time during the year. Make checks payable to “LALGA” and send application and check to Patricia Horlock, 219 Hillside Dr., Waleska GA 30183 OR drop them in the lock box in the Ladies Locker Room at the Clubhouse. For more information on the Lake Arrowhead Ladies Golf Association, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeArrowheadLGA, email the group at lalga3636@gmail.com, or call Eleanor Gibbons at 678-848-3691 or 678-880-1871.

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CLUB BUSINESS A WORD FROM THE BILLING DEPARTMENT by Melissa Deems Thank you to those who make posting easy by including your payment stub or using their correct account number on your payments. As I pointed out in my last article, making sure your payment is posted to your account is as important to me as it is to you. This requires your assistance. You can help by doing the following: 1. List your account number(s) on your payment. Payments cannot be posted using an address. 2. Mail payments to the address on your statement and make payments out to Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club (LAYCC) 3. Don’t write checks in a hurry. This often causes errors and your check will possibly be sent back. To prevent posting errors and ensure that your payment is applied properly to your account, use the space provided by your bank to enter your account number for online payments. Your Member ID card number should be the same account number on your monthly statements. Please be sure this is the account number you are using for your online payments. Please pay the amount on your statement. Several times during the month, I receive calls from property owners who do not understand extra charges on their statement. Their confusion is usually because they call several months after the charge was assessed. The description of the charge is on the statement when the charge was first placed on the account. Open your statements every month to be sure you are being charged and credited correctly. Extra charges the past several months have been mostly due to additional gate cards and remote access devices. These charges are added when the devices are received. If you have not done so already, please pick up your order in the Administrative Office above the Pro Shop.

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WHO RENT OUT THEIR HOME All Annual Residents need to renew their photo ID cards by April 1st. Gate Cards will be deactivated after that date for those who have not renewed. Call Member Services for an appointment at 770.721.7912.

Checks written in a hurry are often written to the wrong company, sent to the wrong address, missing a signature or contain amounts that do not agree in both sections of the check. If your check has $130.00 in one section but written one hundred dollars, the check must be posted as $100.00 since the bank acknowledges the written amount. Checks are deposited using a check reader so please write as legible as possible. Thank you for all your help. It is a joy to be a part of the Lake Arrowhead team!

ARCHITECTURAL EXTERIOR WORK POLICY When an Exterior Work Permit is approved, the owner will be sent an 8 ½ x 11 permit that shall be placed in a window on the first floor of the property. The blue permit sign indicates that work on the property was reviewed and approved by the Architectural Review Committee.

SECURITY UPDATE More folks are moving into Lake Arrowhead which means more pedestrian traffic. Please drive 25 mph or less to keep everyone safe in our community. Weather patterns are constantly changing so please be prepared for the rapidly changing situations. Thunderstorms often bring trees down, and can flood the roads so this is even the more reason to slow down. The Lake Arrowhead phone system will have periodic messages during winter storms about road conditions, 770-721-7900, ext #9. We will also communicate on the LAYCC Facebook page (facebook.com/lakearrowheadclub) and our emergency management eblast system. We are happy to report our crime numbers are still the lowest around Cherokee County. Stay vigilant and report anything suspicious. If your gate swipe card or clicker stops working please contact the Lake Arrowhead Admin Office. When using the gate call box remind your visitors to give the system several seconds (10-15) to connect the call. North Gate 770.479.2565 South Gate 770.479.2848 Co-Directors of Security ARTHUR ALLRED 770.721.7917 BUDDY MOSS 770.721.7911


CLUB BUSINESS 2018 DECALS for vehicles and watercraft are available.

All watercraft, both motorized, non-motorized and trailers, must be registered in Lake Arrowhead. Visit www.lakearrowheadclub.net, click on Membership then click on Documents and Forms.

Alexandra Shacklett Tim & Christina King

BOAT REGISTRATION FEES (effective January 1, 2018) NON-MOTORIZED $12 | MOTORIZED $30 TRAILER $12 (Fees Double After 3/31/18)

David & Elixabeth Lychenheim Gary & Cheryl Davis Neil & Teri Smith

To receive your decals, Property Owners should have the following: 1. Complete and return Boat Registration Form. 2. Sign the Boat Registration Form (REQUIRED with no exceptions). 3. Provide a copy of current insurance policy listing the watercraft and coverage limits. 4. Send payment required for Boat Registration Fee listed above. 5. Account must be in good standing.

Ronnie & Janice Ridgeway Louis & Gina Perrotta Ronald & Joy Cagle Stuart & Susan Anthony

Boats may be registered at either the South Gate or the Membership office. South Gate located off of Hwy 108 or the Membership office located in the Clubhouse. Upon successfully registering, The Club issued decal shall be permanently affixed to the front left side of the watercraft and to a visible location on or near the tongue of the trailer.



Bruce & Linda Thomas James & Kathleen Anderson Marsha Boggs Edward Alpizar


Park for use by member & guests only. No lifeguard on duty - swim at your own risk. Park closes at sunset. Use the facilities at your own risk. No littering. No motorized vehicles. No fires. No alcoholic beverages. No glass containers. No loud music. No fishing. No pets of any kind allowed. Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult.

Parking in the Narrows Marina parking lot is reserved for slip holders only. Slip holders are requested to park only one vehicle in the parking lot. Please car pool guests from Great Festival Park. Property owners in the Narrows should use Great Festival Park for any overflow parking.


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massage therapy Second and Fourth Tuesday of Every Month 60 to 90 minute sessions available beginning 10:00am at the Clubhouse. Book your session with Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist, Jan Shelby at 404.538.2308 and rejuvenate your body, improve your golf, tennis and daily activity. Gift certificates available. Cost: 1 hour $70 | 90 minutes $100

FITNESS CLASSES Monday, 11:00am Yoga Tuesday, 9:00am Low Impact Weights Thursday, 9:00am Combo - includes cardio, weights, yoga & more. Classes are $4 per person/class. Please bring a yoga mat to all classes and a light set of weights for the Tuesday and Thursday sessions. Classes are held at the Clubhouse. For more information, contact Loui at 770-262-6384.

A great week of British Soccer Coaching at the Great Festival Park = camp dates June 11th - 15th 9:00am to 10:00am First Kicks 3-4 yrs. $91 10:30am to 12:00pm Mini Soccer 4-6 yrs. $107 9:00am to 12:00pm Half Day 6-14 yrs. $137 9:00am to 4:00pm Full Day 9-15 yrs. $193 Full day campers have the option to swim from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. All campers should bring plenty of water, a snack (lunch if full day) and appropriate athletic wear. Camp times may change based on registration. Includes FREE ball & t-shirt and a Free British Soccer T-Shirt for online registration at least 45 days prior to camp. Register online at challengersports.com.

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SPORTS & FITNESS more uses for the useless Last Issue’s article on uses for a dead tennis ball prompted Linda Kyle (THANKS, LINDA!) to forward some more ideas for further uses of an exhausted tennis ball: Scuff Mark Remover: Delicate floors? Simply rub out scuff marks with the fuzzy (not seam part) of the ball. For an easy-to-use tool, take a tennis ball and using a razor utility knife or other really sharp knife, cut an X in the whole ball large enough to insert a broom handle or similar so you can exert pressure while standing, but not so large that the handle slips. Cobweb Cleaner: That same handled approach can be used for eliminating cobwebs. The used tennis ball becomes a disposable and replaceable part of your cleaner. Doorstop: Making the same cut to the tennis ball will allow air to escape so the ball can be flattened to a degree. Then insert it under the door against the floor. Alternatively, if the ball cannot be flattened enough when the gap between door and floor is small, use that sharp knife to cut a circle around the ball to yield a spheric section to fit under the door. Outdoor Lock Cover: Cut a bigger X in the ball, large enough for your outdoor padlock or combination lock to fit into the tennis ball, keeping the lock dry and clean. [N.B. Be careful when removing as it is possible insects may get in if the flaps leave a gap.]

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Jar Opener: With that sharp knife, cut along the seam so as to end up with two equal pieces. Use either one to grip a jar with the rubberized size (probably that’s obvious) hugging the lid while you squeeze and twist holding the fuzzy side. Hammer to Rubber Mallet: Make that smaller X cut and insert the business end of a carpenter’s hammer and you get a softer blow, more like a rubber mallet. Perhaps a little overstated to call it a rubber mallet, but if used with care, at least will tend to limit the chances of damage to various surfaces. Dryer Sheet Substitute: This is one I haven’t tried, but as an anti-static substitute for a dryer sheet, supposedly one can wrap a tennis ball in aluminum foil (or wrap several individually) and throw them in the dryer. Seems a little questionable as the cost of aluminum foil would seem to about offset the savings in dryer sheets. But, it’s an idea. Back Self-Massager: Put two tennis balls in a sock, lie on top and rub your back to and fro on the sock. If you have other uses for “dead” tennis balls, I’d love to know about them. Please email me at maury.lapoa@gmail. com. If I receive (or intuit) enough new ones, there could even be a third installment of this article in our future.

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COMMUNITY INTEREST shepherd’s hook – 27 degrees and walking to work? and no hat? no scarf? by Jill Strickland Shepherd’s Hook had a stash of hats and scarves just waiting to be given to a cause. Well, the temperatures in December and January helped to make the decision as to who would receive these. Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter in Cartersville is home to a group of homeless who are working diligently to rebuild their lives. Thirty individuals – both men and women – live in the shelter and participate in a 10 week program to regain their independent living. They must first prove they are drug and alcohol free and be able to remain free from the addiction. All of them must be looking or have a job. Early every morning they walk or bike to their jobs – usually at a factory or in fast food establishments. Their progress is monitored for the entire 10 weeks and all their income is saved so they can then establish a new home at the end of the program. The group of Shepherd’s Hook just could not let them walk or bike to work in these low temperatures without some extra clothing. Thirty-four sets of hats and scarves were delivered and they were starting to be handed out while we were still there. By the way, this group needs all types of household items so if you have extra of anything – consider donating their way. They move into their new homes essentially “empty.” 2018 will continue with blankets for the ICU and NICU units at the hospital. Hats and scarves will be going to shelters. Other types of articles are in our future. If you can loom, knit or crochet – we have something for you to do. Please bring your hooks or needles and join Shepherd’s Hook! They meet at the church on Monday’s at 10am. You do not need to be a member of the church to join. They are looking for people who want to help others by making beautiful creations. Yarn is being supplied by the Lake Arrowhead Church and private donations. Contributions for yarn (or empty your stash!) or financial assistance for yarn is appreciated. Email lashepherdshook@gmail.com if you have questions or need yarn/donations picked up.




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N.B. Arrowhead Trivia utilizes a “mnemonic” where the 1st letter of each of the 25 answers (or phrase 1st substantive word (e.g. title) or last name if a person) in order to spell a message. Figuring out the mnemonic yields no extra credit, but can be a valuable hint for questions that might stump you. - Morris A. Nunes, TriviaMaster MNEMONIC: 5 WORDS: 1ST WORD: 1. Comics: What comic strip by Scott Adams is named for its main character, a bespectacled engineer? 2. Printing: Twenty Quires equal one what? 3. Geography: During the great immigration waves of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, more immigrants to the United States were processed on an island in New York Harbor than at any other entry point. What is the name of that island?

14. Government: What is the full name for the U.S. Agency whose acronym is ICE? [Exclude U.S. from the title] 15. Fashion: What kind of civilian clothing was a symbol of male citizenship in Ancient Rome, but has been used as an inspiration for designing women’s dresses by modern couturiers? 16. Bible: According to John 19:5, New Testament, what two Latin words were spoken by Pontius Pilate, as he presented a scourged, bound and thorn-crowned Jesus Christ to a hostile crowd shortly before the crucifixion?

4. Movies: The 1949 Academy Award for Best Picture went to a movie loosely reflecting the political career of Huey Long and based on the Robert Penn Warren novel of the same name. Name it.

5th Word: 9 Letters: 17. Explorers: The rough adaptation of the Soviet word for space explorer was used by English-speaking news sources to describe the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, and the term stuck as the title for all Soviet space explorers. What’s the term?

5. Television: In the 1960’s ABC had a hit comedy show, called The Addams Family, based on the characters developed by artist Charles Addams. What was the name of CBS’s competing show, which starred Fred Gwynne and Yvonne DeCarlo?

18. Food: What strong root vegetable used almost exclusively as a spice, whose name in English is a compound word, is toxic to the very animal whose name is the first part of the compound word?

6. Physics: Name the phenomenon wherein electromagnetic radiation, including visible light, is emitted from matter as a result of its temperature?

19. Currencies: What is the currency unit of Saudi Arabia?

7. Securities: What is the short name for the Japanese stock market index for equities? 8. Advertising: Who was the NFL Defensive Star, who literally gave the shirt off his back to a young fan in the iconic Clio-Award Winning Super Bowl Ad of 1980? 2ND Word: 2 Letters: 9. Politics: When John Kennedy ran for the Senate in Massachusetts, he gave up his seat in the House of Representatives. The man who succeeded him in the House held the seat for 34 years and became Speaker. Name him 10. Georgia: Among the original 13 Colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution, what number was Georgia? 3RD Word:1 Letter: 11. Photography: The width of a photograph divided by its height yields what? 4TH Word: 5 Letters: 12. Actors: Perhaps the most famous movie actor of all time, what was the screen name for the man born Marion Morrison? 13. Religion: Members of the original Protestant Reformed Church of France, who suffered extensive persecution in France, culminating with the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacres in 1572 are known by what name?

20. Law: What is the legal word for a Coroner’s investigation into the cause of a death? 21. Companies: The name of the oldest U.S. company making car care products was for many years the term for waxing a car. What’s that word? 22. Architecture: What is the name for a type of roof made from unprocessed layered and often interwoven vegetation? 23. Animals: A group of what kind of animals would be known as a Mischief? 24. Golf: What is the term for a score of three under par on any hole? 25. Boats: Flat-bottomed boats sculled by a single oar, are common in the inland waters of Asian countries, particularly but not only China. What is the generic name for such boats? TIEBREAKERS: T1. Fashion: In what West Hemisphere country do residents wear a hat known as a Puritina as part of the celebration of Christmas? T2. Movies; Though not about Christmas, what 1999 movie starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube, has a title reminiscent of a Christmas story? T3. Business: According to the National Christmas Tree Association, to the nearest 100,000, how many fresh Christmas Trees were sold in the U.S. in 2016?


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Even though the beginning of January was very cold and icy, the weather cleared just enough for the WAC ladies to venture out to the LAYCC for lunch on January 10. The water leak in the Pro Shop and club closing did cause a minor change in the menu planned by Chef Bryon; however, the ladies enjoyed the potato soup, chicken sandwiches, and Bundt cake. Before lunch, Ward Brimmer, a representative from LAPOA, gave a brief presentation about the proposed Amendment to Current Covenants (all phases) that would allow Lake Arrowhead to impose reasonable fines on violators of existing covenants. The official notification and joinders for vote will be coming to all property owners by mail in the near future. After lunch various, WAC members shared information about some of the on-going activities held at the dining room. • MAH JONGG—every other Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m,, following the Wright-Patterson OSC 2015 rules. Call Pat Whiting for additional information: 770-720-7178 • BUNCO—1st Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. Three tables of 4 players are currently full, but alternates are always welcome. Contact Terry Shannon for additional information: 770-479-4785 • BRIDGE—there are several groups playing each month at 10:30: the 1st and 3rd Friday Group, the 4th Friday Group, and the 2nd Friday Group. • RUMMIKUB—Mondays at 1pm. Check the Lake Arrowhead Facebook page for dates. The next WAC meeting is Game Day on February 14 at 11 a.m. at the home of Marilyn Charles on Broadwater Court. This fun day has no charge or cost, but participants are requested to bring a crockpot of soup or a dessert. Board games and card games are available at various locations in Marilyn’s spacious home. Because parking is limited, attendees are encouraged to carpool. More information about the Women’s Activity Club can be gotten from Elena Artman, 706-767-3757, or Jane Wimmer, 770-720-3867. WAC meets the second Wednesday of each month and all Lake Arrowhead women are welcome to join.

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by Tommy C. Simmons, an enthusiastic cook Carnival season with a Twelfth Night party and King’s Cake. I have found King’s Cakes in supermarket bakeries in Canton, but the cakes are usually available closer to Mardi Gras rather than on Twelfth Night. The King’s Cake is actually a sweet dough coffeecake and you can make it from your favorite yeast dough recipe. If you don’t have colored sugars in traditional Mardi Gras colors, purple, green and gold, representing justice, faith and power, you can color confectioners’ sugar icing to use instead. If you don’t have a plastic baby to stick into the cake after it’s baked, substitute a whole almond or whole dried red bean. The tradition is fun to uphold and our grandkids enjoyed finding out who would be making our King’s Cake next year.

Home Kitchen-Tested Recipe CINNAMON KING’S CAKE Serves 12. Adapted recipe is from a West Bend bread machine recipe booklet. 1 cup milk, warmed in a microwave to 80 degrees 1 large egg 4 tbls. butter or margarine 3 1/3 cups bread flour 5 tbls. granulated sugar ½ tsp. salt 2 tsps. active dry yeast or 1 ½ tsps. bread machine fast rise yeast Plastic baby, whole almond or whole dried red bean

Filling: ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 tsps. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground nutmeg, optional Icing: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 to 2 tbls. milk ½ tsp. vanilla Colored sugars - purple, green and gold

1. Grease the loaf pan of your bread machine. Then add milk, egg and butter to pan. 2. Add bread flour, 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar and salt to pan. Tap pan to settle dry ingredients, then level ingredients, pushing some of the mixture into corners. 3. Make a well in center of dry ingredients, add yeast. Lock pan into bread machine. Program for dough and start bread machine. 4. When done, unlock pan from bread machine. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead dough for about 1 minute, then let rest 15 minutes. 5. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 15 x 10-inches. Spread ¼ cup melted butter over dough to within 1 inch of edges. Then sprinkle the other filling ingredients, the ¼ cup granulated sugar, the cinnamon and nutmeg evenly over the dough. 6. Cut dough lengthwise into three equal strips. Roll each strip lengthwise to seal in the filling on each strip. Press dough edges together to seal fully and shape each strip into long rolls, about 12 inches in length each. 7. Grease a cookie sheet and position first roll of dough lengthwise towards center of pan. Press other two rolls into the first roll so that all three are sealed together at the top

If you’re not into Mardi Gras, leave off the colored sugars.

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end. Braid rolls of dough into a long loaf and seal dough ends together at the bottom of the loaf. 8. Grease a large bundt or tube pan. Wrap braided loaf around the center of the pan. Press ends together to form a continuous loaf. Cover filled pan with waxed paper or plastic wrap and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes. 9. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a rack for 10 to 15 minutes. 10. Turn out onto a cake plate or stand. Press plastic baby, a whole almond or dried red bean into the bottom of the cake, checking to be certain it’s hidden inside the dough. Make icing by combining the confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla. Blend until smooth. If too thick or thin, add less or more milk or confectioners’ sugar, respectively, until desired consistency is reached. Spoon icing over the warm King’s Cake. Sprinkle colored sugars in bands over the icing. You may have to press the colored sugars into the icing with your fingers a little if the icing sets quickly. Serve while still slightly warm. Wrap a King's Cake in plastic wrap and it should stay fresh for several days. If left unwrapped, King’s Cake will be stale by the next day.


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