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To Act Quickly On Your Roof Insurance Claim

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iscovering significant damage to your roof can be a stressful time for most homeowners. Having to navigate the insurance claim process can require lots of follow-ups with insurance adjusters, roofing contractors, and in some cases your mortgage company.

LOOK FOR DAMAGE IMMEDIATELY AFTER A STORM Call a reputable, licensed roofing contractor to come and inspect your roof. Even if your roof looks intact from the outside, there could be significant internal

damage. Some insurance policies have stipulations on how long you can wait after the damage and still have the damage covered under your insurance policy. TAKE PICTURES & DOCUMENT DETAILS In some cases, you may have roof damage that is not major enough to warrant an insurance claim. In this case, your roofer can work with you to plan how to repair your roof. In other cases, you will need to get your homeowner’s insurance company involved and will need to provide proof of damage, including measurements, the events of that caused the damage, and dates and times the damage occurred. Take pictures before and after from various angels to show the entirety of the roof and state of your shingles. This way you can make a more compelling argument and will have visual proof to justify that

selecting a reputable contractor, be sure to ask for references and only use licensed and insured roofing professionals. Not every roofing contractor will provide insurance claim assistance while others may have insurance adjusters on staff to help you with every detail of your roof damage claim.

the damaged areas were not present before the weather event and were a direct result of the weather event.

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WHAT DOES YOUR INSURANCE POLICY COVER

a free roof inspection and a free roof

CONTINGENCY CONTRACTS Most roofing contractors will provide replacement estimate. However, watch

When dealing with extensive roof damage, be sure to contact your insurance company immediately. If you wait too long, you may not be able to submit the claim. If your roof is more than ten years old, your insurance company may only cover a portion of the roof replacement cost, based on the depreciated value of your roof. Once you submit your roof insurance claim, an insurance adjuster will be sent to inspect the damaged areas and determine the cost that the insurance company will pay out to repair or replace your roof.

out for contingency contracts that may

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submitted correctly to your insurance

WITH INSURANCE EXPERTISE

be disguised as inspection reports. By mistakenly signing one of these contracts you are agreeing to give the job to that roofing company, if your insurance claim is approved. Remember, when you are gathering estimates, you should not have to sign anything. Getting roof damage covered by your insurance company can be a tedious and lengthy process. By partnering with a certified, well-known roofing contractor, you will assure your roof damage is company and the roof replacement is

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In this time of the

year to appreciate those

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that raised us, I reflect on

parenting as the epitome

of compassion, hard work and

determination. As parents, we give

up our own sleep deprivation, time and

money to our off-spring. I can now candidly recall moments in my upbringing that my

parents sacrificed for me and to which I am

eternally grateful and pray that I am leaving

the same legacy on my own boys. Growing up, my mother was the steady. I always

knew she’d drop everything for a field trip, a playdate, to cuddle when I was sick or to provide an empathetic ear during those

very awkward teenage years. From party planning to vacation planning, she never

and general comments.

failed to impress me with her management

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skills. My Dad tended to always project a he knew I needed something, he came

home early to provide. I am truly blessed to be the daughter of a grounded, loving, set of parents.

… those ‘taboo topics’ that are never-ever

discussed openly with your ‘creators’. You

see, there’s a fine line between being relaxed and open with parents as adult children yet supremely uncomfortable and respectful. I do still want my parents to walk with me through my journey, however as an adult child, I do not expect them to carve my

path … simply celebrate my successes and

support me during my challenges. Like my

own children, I know that I am 100% unique

and the last edition of my kind, so comparing to peers is never a grand idea.

Unbeknownst to them, the most significant blessing my parents gave me was to

challenge me to look at my greatest gifts, determine what stirs and also breaks my

heart to identify my passions. I have always

worn my heart on my sleeve and has caused some pretty impactful heartache, however

it has led me to the intersection of purpose and skill. I believe in surrounding yourself

with like-minded circles of influence which will further shape and determine the

direction of my life and ‘stay in my lane’. As

We can now laugh together as I have

reached an age where little ‘secrets’ from

growing up are finally being discussed with candidness and humor! However, those

moments do come with a few exceptions

an adult-child and a parent to young boys, the biggest impact and legacy is to be a

human-being with grit that will contribute

in the lives of others beyond the walls of my own home.

Sincerly, Kathryn Flores

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TABLE OF

CONTENTS

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On the Cover: Lisa Key

FEATURED: Making History Beautiful Again LIFESTYLE

FAMILY

8

46 Inside Community

Show Dad Appreciation

12 Gardening with Complete Solutions 14 What to Carry This Summer 16 Summer Vacation Bible Schools 20 More Than Above Par 24 Women Who Gave All

EDITOR’S PICK: Lunching with Leprechauns

47 Inside Education 48 New NCAA Legislation 49 College Prep with Vanguard CP 51 Dentistry with Dr. Matt 55 Swimmers Ear

YOURSELF

56 Edit this with Steve Gamel

28 Mission Trips Good for the Soul?

58 Tim Tebow Bill Still Pending

34 Nutrition with Savory Bistro

59 Guyer Football Heads into Summer

37 Assets: Protect What’s Yours

62 Lantana Resident Walks Runway

39 Makeover with Cloud 9

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40 Fitness with Outlaw Bootcamp

Photos from Lantana

43 Shrimp and Grits

44 3rd Annual Boots & Blessings Gala

Significant Reasons to Act Quickly

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Lifestyle

SHOW DAD APPRECIATION THIS FATHER’S

DAY by Susan Neuhalfen

F

ather’s Day is coming up again and the only thing harder than shopping for a man is actually finding something that you KNOW he will love. The thing about many men is that they aren’t big on “gifts”, so we’ve compiled a list of ideas including affordable “wants”, “needs” and “experiences” that might be just the right present for the dad in your life on Father’s Day. Go Ape! - The whole family will enjoy this treetop adventure course. Enjoy ropes, obstacles and zip lines for a 2-3 hour time period. For those who aren’t participating, there are paths through the woods that allow you to follow and take pictures of your family throughout the majority of the course. goape.com/Locations/Texas/Plano

BBQ Basket - BBQ is a Dad-thing. Go

to Grill This and put together a basket of stuff including tools, cleaning

hacks, spices and more. If you know to jump off the deep end, they have

Green Eggs, Smokers and Gas Grills, too. facebook.com/grillthisbbq

Texas Rangers Game - The Rangers’ season will be in full swing and your hometown team is playing the Seattle Mariners. If you go to the game on June 18, they’re giving away Kroger/ Dr. Pepper Cheesy Rangers shirts to the first 15,000 and Blue Bell Ice Cream is only $1 for 13 and under. mlb.com/rangers

photos courtesy of respective businesses or 123rf.com

exactly what he wants and you want

Crossfire Defense Academy & Range - Opening soon in Flower Mound, Crossfire features a huge indoor range, self-defense classes and fitness led by a former Navy Seal. Lots here for real enthusiasts. crossfiredefense.com

Dallas Zoo - A campout at the Dallas Zoo? You bet! Spend Father’s Day weekend at the zoo with behind-thescenes activities, s’mores around the campfire, continental breakfast and up-close animal encounters. It goes from 7 pm on Saturday to 11 am on Father’s Day. Sleep in tents in Camp Okapi tucked away in the Wilds of Africa. Tents include cots, fans, and electrical outlets.


Pure Synergy Massage - You won’t find a better massage therapist (especially for men) than Robyn Arbogast at Pure Synergy. Go all out and give him a 90 minute massage. Robyn is all about

healing through massage, so she will work out all the kinks. She’s awesome. puresynergydfw.com Dallas by Chocolate - Father’s Day Foodie Tour happens the day before Father’s Day,

Saturday, June 17 from 10:45am until 3:30

JT Clothiers - At JT Clothiers in the Denton Square, they have a great selection and the staff is only too happy to help you find exactly what you need for dad. Here are a few suggestions:

pm. It will start at the Pecan Lodge and

take Dad on a tour of carnivore havens and a brewery to boot! Price includes

transportation, water and soft drinks on the bus (you may also bring your own

• Menswear by Saxx. It will be the one (and only) time he will be grateful that you gave him underwear as a present.

beverages), food samples, beer at brewery and much more. dallasbychocolate.com

Jack Black line of products include men’s hair and grooming as well as body wash. It’s a very popular line for a reason.

Mizzen + Main sport shirts include button-down oxford style in a sport shirt material. Very cool. Plus they have Pete Millar featherweight polos and more. They also carry Tommy Bahama clothing which appeals to all men.

jtclothiers.com

Cinnamon Creek Ranch - It’s like bowling, but much cooler. Cinnamon Creek Ranch features an archery range that plays like a golf game. They have several indoor/ outdoor ranges that cater to everyone from beginning archers to dedicated bowhunters and it’s fun for the whole family. Their pro shop is second to none, offering all of the top brands as well as knowledgeable staff. cinnamoncreekranch.com

Car Detailing - Nothing makes Dad happy like a clean car. Take the car to a good auto detailer like Kwik Kar Wash and Detail Center in Flower Mound. They’ll do an amazing job. Then tell him the kids did it. gokwikkar.com

Grapes to Wine Club - This is a great present for any man who likes wine in a fabulous location with great music. You’ll get six 1oz measured pours of selected wines and two bottles of wine per month plus lots of great discounts with your membership. grapestowine.net MAY 2017 | LANTANA LIVING | 9


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Lifestyle | Gardening

Top 10 Summer Plants I

t seems our landscape season is in full swing already. Most of our summer annuals have started to come in and are looking great along with native grasses, perennials and other summer selections. If you’re looking to update the beds in the next few weeks, here is our list of the 2017 Top 10 Summer Plant List: • GREEN CLOUD SAGE: Great summer

selection, very low maintenance,

heat tolerant and stays fuller than other varieties (not as leggy).

• RED YUCCA: Great native selection has

good character, very low maintenance. • SALVIA: Does well year around, good color comes back year after year.

• PENTA: Outstanding option for a north Texas annual, good color and very heat tolerant.

• MULEY GRASS: Good texture, native to the area, great movement and color.

• AGAVE: Great focal point, heat tolerant, all-around good character planting.

• ABELIA: Good color, heat tolerant, low growing option.

notice a decrease in your irrigation bill at the same time. As always, if you’re looking to hire your work out give the local guys

plantings, great movement.

what's being promised. As the saying

planting, pretty low maintenance once established.

• SAVANNA HOLLY: Good option when you’re

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when it heats up this summer and should

a shot first and remember to check their

• LOROPETALUM (DIAMOND): Great contrast

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to our area you will have a lot less stress

• DWARF FOUNTAIN GRASS: Great frontline

option, works well around rock or annual

photos courtesy of PJ Kratohvil

If you stick with things that are local/native

looking for some height, heat tolerant, low maintenance.

portfolio to ensure they can deliver on goes: “You get what you pay for and if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” by PJ Kratohvil of Complete Solutions completesolutionsdfw.com


Volunteers

HONORED at the

FLOWER MOUND

PRESBYTERIAN

HOSPITAL Volunteers were honored for their service hours at the Flower Mound Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary Appreciation Dinner at Lantana Golf Club. The theme for the evening was Bring America Together. Scholarships were also awarded to local students.

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Lifestyle

What To

CARRY This Summer by Susan Neuhalfen

A

ccording to our friends at Brightside Boutique in Highland Village, this summer’s handbags are both beautiful and practical. Everything from straw bags to travel bags are available to beautifully accessorize any summer outfit from a trip the beach to a summer wedding and durable so that they will last for summers to come.

STRAW HANDBAGS

WALK-IT TOTES

Straw (or Raffia) is in this summer and we

These Walk-It totes are eye-catching with their bright, colorful designs. The outside is a water repellent material but unlike many bags, they very durable for beach trips or travel. They also collapse into themselves for an extra bag or to make travel much easier.

don’t mean the knockoffs that stick you

when they start to unravel. Brighton makes several beautiful handcrafted purses that will work for every occasion. Artisans

from Madagascar crochet and embroider these purses that are beautifully woven

from clutch purses to large totes. They are works of art.

QUILTED BAGS If you’re looking for something a little more durable, Brighton also makes a quilted bag. These bags are lightweight, strong and water repellent for those Texas (or wherever you’re traveling) rainstorms. They are collapsible and perfect for travel and come in cross body satchels, backpacks and totes. They are soft and comfortable, too.

“These are high quality purses that perfectly highlight summer wear,” said Ann Wolf, owner of Brightside Boutique. “We even have accessories designed by these same artists that match the purse.”

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W

BIBLE SCHOOLS

hile looking for things for the kids to do this summer, don’t forget about vacation Bible school. Many of these churches also have camps for the older kids. Just take a look at their website to find out more.

Argyle Baptist Church

Cost: $260

June 25 - June 29, 6pm-8:30pm

Theme: Pine Cove Camp in the City.

Fbcargyle.org Cost: FREE

Ages: Completed grades K-4

Theme: Galactic Starveyors discovering

the God of the Universe. Dinner provided.

day camp) including counselors, games and activities. Includes lunch and snack

June 26 - June 30, 9am-Noon

Children must have been 3 by September 1, 2016 to participate. Theme: Hero Central

Scholarships are available. Please contact

Jennifer Tolin (jennifer@argyleumc.org) to obtain a scholarship code to register. BridgeWay Church bwchurch.org

June 26 - June 29 (Please note, that

Thursday is Family night where parents and kids attend)

6:15pm-8:30pm

Cost: T-Shirts are $10

Ages: 3 years (must be potty trained) -5th Grade

Theme: Will be learning about the life of Paul in a high energy worship, engaging storytelling, crafts and more. Crossroads Bible Church campiscoming.com

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clean water. Snack included.

June 12 - June 16, 9am-Noon

June 12 - June 16 , 9:00am-Noon Ages: 3 years through current 5th grade.

need for all living things to have available

Everything that you would find at an

Faith Lutheran Church

Cost: $25

especially centered around water, and the

St. Mark Catholic Church, Argyle

Argyle United Methodist Church www.argyleumc.org

year’s VBS, kids encounter God’s creation,

Ages: entering grades 1-6

overnight summer camp (but this is a full

www.faithchangeseverything.com Cost: $45 one child and $40 for each additional

Ages: 3 years (potty trained) to

by Susan Neuhalfen

Summer

VACATION

in the Area

Lifestyle

stmarkdenton.org

Cost: Parishioners: $25/child $70 max/

family; Non-Parishioners $40/child, $110 max/family

Ages: VBS is offered for children who will be age 4 by the next September through 5th grade.

There: Maker Fun Factory kids learn they have been created by God and built for a purpose

Kindergarten

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Roanoke

they have been created by God and built

June 8 - June 12, 7pm-9pm

Theme: Maker Fun Factory - kids learn for a purpose. RockPointe

www.tbcroanoke.com Cost: FREE

Theme: Treasure at Pirate Cove

rpc.fm/crosstraining

Temple Baptist Church

June 12 - June 15, 5:30pm-8:30pm

June 12 - June 16, 6:30pm-8:30pm

CrossTraining

Cost: $10/child $20/max

Ages: completed Kindergarten-completed 5th grade

Theme: Truth Raiders CrossTraining - kids

register for a specific skill and learn how to use that skill to bring glory to Christ. St Andrews Presbyterian Denton www.saint-andrew.com

June 26 - June 30, 9am-Noon Cost: $10 for t-shirt

Ages: Kindergarten - 5th

Theme: “Water Around the World.” At this

www.tamplebc.org

Theme: Operation Arctic Valley Creek Church valleycreek.org

June 12 - June 15, 9am – Noon

Cost: $20 or $40 for 3+ children

Ages: Preschool: 4 years (by June 1, 2017) - Kindergarten

Elementary: Grades 1-5 in fall of 2017 Theme: EPIC is a four-day amazing

journey where kids take their next steps and find breakthrough.  Available at

Flower Mound and Denton Campuses


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Lifestyle

More Than

Above Par L

by Susan Neuhalfen

antana resident and Guyer High School senior Destany Hall began playing golf with her father when she was only eight years old. It’s a family tradition as her grandfather and mother play as well. So how much does this family love golf?

"We moved to Lantana for the golf course,” admitted her proud father, James. "As soon as we saw that the golf course was complete, we started looking for a house."

Destany is the first African-American

female golfer to compete on the varsity golf team at Guyer where she earned

All-District Honors two consecutive years. Last month, she competed in the UIL-

as her game.

she didn't really get serious about the sport until she joined the golf team her

"I just wanted to eliminate the anxiety

freshman year at Guyer. Suddenly she

and stress about my future,” said Destany.

wanted to play more, but she'd never

"After careful consideration of several

thought about the competitive side.

factors, I felt TSU was right for me. I have the blessings of my entire family and

“It turned out better than I could have ever

relatives. Both my grandfather and my

expected,” said Destany.

parents have provided so much moral,

Destany's journey began in 9th grade

emotional and financial support to allow

at Guyer when she shot 88 in her first she has competed in over 50 junior golf tournaments on four different tours not including her high school tournaments.

me to develop as a college level athlete. 6A district championship. She led the

team by shooting (74-74) both days. Her performance earned her a tie for fifth

place and an opportunity to be the only Lady Wildcat to compete for the last regional playoff spot before losing in sudden death. After receiving nearly 30 chose to sign with the 2017

Destany is also a member and volunteer at The First Tee Of Greater Dallas,

an organization that teaches golf to young people from all walks of life.

The organization reinforces values like

integrity, respect and perseverance. She

was influenced to join by her mentor, PGA Teaching Professional Maulana Dotch.

Destany has also volunteered with other

SWAC Champion Texas

organizations like Girls Inc. and

Tigers in Houston. She’ll be

"Her mother and I are so proud,” said

Southern University Lady

majoring in communications with an emphasis in

broadcasting. She chose to

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I'm so blessed."

Susan G. Komen.

James of his daughter's accomplishments. "She's a great golfer, but most of all, she's an amazing young woman."

photos courtesy of Bonita Hall

scholarship offers, Destany

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sign early in November 2016, so that she could focus on her studies as well

Though Destany started at an early age,

competitive tournament ever. Since then

Destany is the first African-American female golfer to compete on the varsity golf team at Guyer where she earned All-District Honors two consecutive years.


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Lifestyle

Meet The

Women

Who

GAVE ALL by Susan Neuhalfen

O

n Memorial Day we reflect on the sacrifices made by the men of women of the military. For most

of us, having such a strong military over

the years has kept us sheltered from the

direct attacks that many countries suffer. Therefore, we take for granted just what these incredible people have done to keep us safe.

For example, did you know that there

were women pilots in WWII? Russian had their Night Witches and even Hitler’s

personal pilot was a woman, but we also had a squadron here in the U.S. They

were volunteers who were known as

They were picked up each morning by

They were the first women to fly for the

from the Bluebonnet hotel to the hangar.

the “ferrying crew” later called WASP.

military, though they were not technically recognized by the military.

“They were the forgotten flyers,” said

equipment, flew non-flying personnel,

“They weren’t recognized even as veterans

They ferried every plane that came off

gunnery targets.

the line usually before the male pilots

Because these women were not

had a chance to test them. They were

own way to training as well as for their

they didn’t always have a crew available.

considered military, they had to pay their

responsible for learning maintenance as

own accommodations.

They were, for all intents and purposes,

They first trained in Houston with the men, but getting air time was too much of a

challenge so the women were sent to a

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uniforms. They ferried planes, transported flight-tested aircrafts, and towed

until 1976.”

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They wore the men’s hand-me-down

Kimberly Johnson, Director of Special

Collections at Texas Women’s University.

photos courtesy of TWU WASP Archive/Denton, TX

a cattle truck which would shuttle them

treated as second class citizens but their passion for flying and for serving their country, prevailed over all of that.

hangar in Sweetwater, Texas, for training.

Now the Sweetwater hangar where they

some flew crop dusters and some just flew

for them. It’s free, it’s fun and it makes for

all fearless.

waspmuseum.org for all the details.

Some of these women were barnstormers,

trained has been turned into a museum

because they loved it, but they were

a great history lesson for the kids. Go to


TRUE STORY: One of the women towing a gunnery target was shot down by one of the men aiming for the target. The women had to take up a collection to fly her body home because she was not considered a member of the military.

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GOOD FOR THE

Are Mission Trips

Yourself

SOUL? by Susan Neuhalfen

M

any area churches spend a portion of their summer on mission trips. It’s the one time when entire families or older kids can take the time for a trip, and many view it as more rewarding than a typical vacation. The thought of going on a mission trip conjures up pictures in the mind that are both scary and exciting. So what are some of the reasons your family or your teenager should participate in a mission trip? Mission trips will take you out of your comfort zone

So often we get comfortable in our

suburban bubble. Sure we volunteer,

Hope works with churches all over the world teaching the kids basketball

skills but also teaching participants

that everyone has a purpose in life.

make our donations but actually

“We have so many amenities that

different kind of giving.

grateful for them, but I also see how

being among those in need is a

“Getting out of that comfort zone

is a huge step for many,” said Jake

Jarrell, Student Minister at BridgeWay Church. “Trusting that God will use

you and going where there is need can be life-changing.”

We better realize the needs of others globally

Living in a free country with all of the

creature comforts, we forget that there are people all over the world without the basics of clean water and shelter.

accomplish this for a village, it makes a person grateful when he or she returns home.

Guyer Coach Michael Eddy says that every time he goes on a Hoops for Hope mission trip, he is amazed at

what he takes for granted. Hoops for

easy it is to be happy for the simple things. The kids at the camps have taught me that.”

It expands the view of church So often parishioners are caught

up in a church rut. Go on Sundays, tithe, serve on a committee…it’s

good to be faithful in the routine, but sometimes it’s good to change up

the game and be the church outside the walls. In Ecuador, the students at BridgeWay actually go into the

community to talk about God. They

travel door to door which is difficult especially for teenagers. Luckily,

the community is receptive to their efforts.

Missionaries Form Lasting Bonds It’s true of any trip. When traveling, it’s easy to grow close to fellow travelers

photos courtesy of Bridgeway Church

Not only does it feel better to help

we take for granted,’ said Eddy. “I’m


as your circle is limited. However, a trip

that is life-changing means forming lasting bonds, not only with other missionaries, but those that you meet there.

For Coach Eddy, Hoops for Hope has

helped him form bonds with many of his students as well as the kids they help.

The trip ends, but the mission does not According to Jerrell, teens have a passion that you don’t necessarily find in a lot of

adults. As a result of their work with those in low-income areas, they have a tendency to come back wanting to do more. Jerrell has seen firsthand how his students become more selfless and start becoming more active in community service. “God surprises you with how he grows you in the situation,” said Jerrell. “We do the same trips multiple times and every time I

“They influence us just as we influence them.”

see that it’s changed lives.”

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MAKING

HISTORY

Beautiful Again by Susan Neuhalfen

W

hether you’re moving into a new house or changing

up the look of your current

house, it’s both exciting and frustrating to find the kind of pieces that reflect what you love. Instead of searching endless rows of mass-produced

antiques, reproductions, vintage and modern pieces they want to consign in the form of furniture, art, home décor, memorabilia, collectibles, instruments and more. Clients from all over the world look to her to help them sell their

Lisa has one client who didn’t realize how much traveling his mother has

done until after he revisited the storage unit where he had hastily put her

belongings after she passed away.

Five years later and tired of paying the

unique pieces globally.

storage costs, he decided to open the

looking at home furnishings with a

“Our clients don’t only bring us items,

found hundreds of pieces from all over

addition it would make to your home

about their items,” said Lisa, who along

particleboard, have you thought about history? Think about what a great

to have something that has a story

attached to it that you can share with

friends and loved ones when they visit.

they also bring us the best stories with her staff, goes to great lengths to carefully research each item. “We enjoy selling to customers who truly

Lisa Key of Lisa’s Resale Gone Upscale

appreciate the item they purchased

handpicked treasures. Clients bring her

owner did.”

has a showroom full of one of a kind

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from us as much as the previous

unit and sort through her things. He

Asia and Europe that she’d purchased while traveling in the 1940s. Japanese parasols, Chinese wedding boxes, a

painting on batik from Malaysia, vintage brass horse harness medallions from

England and ceramic tiles from Holland are just a few examples of the “one of

a kind” pieces she brought home. She


would carry them halfway across the world in a steamer trunk (also for sale at Lisa’s Resale) and bring them home. These handpicked treasures would give any home or office character.

The same client also brought a rug

in bars 50 years ago. The Budweiser

front lawn of a doctor’s estate sale. We

hanging globe and the lamp lights up.

she and her husband bought off the

researched it thoroughly and found it

to be a very rare Ninghsia carpet from

West China dated

“There are so many beautiful things to see here,” said Diana Risell, who works with Lisa. “Customers

back to the

“Our clients don’t only bring us items, they also bring us the best stories about their items”

drop in and

to need more time to explore to offer here at Lisa’s Resale.” One client recently brought pieces photography by Your Candid Memories • yourcandidmemories.com

that belonged to her grandparents who were Russian and lived in Austria during World War II. Many of the items have been surprisingly valuable and

For collectors,

there are many

in Vienna as a child,” said Diana. “The rug turned out to be Ukrainian. To think about just who might have walked across that rug in the apartment in

famous names such as David Yurman

and James Avery. Everything has been researched and, when necessary, appraised and all priced to sell.

certificates of

end pieces and lots of affordable items

with original

Resale Gone Upscale has many high-

authentication,

too. There is something for everyone

Norman Rockwell prints and figurines,

and every budget…stories included.

fossils and minerals, and plenty of

nautical and maritime items including ship compasses in wooden boxes

dating back to World War II, a vintage

kaleidoscope and foghorn, a mermaid ship’s masthead, and a ship’s bell

or office with one of a kind pieces for

a fraction of the cost, think about Lisa’s

Resale Gone Upscale for gifts. In terms

of birthdays, holidays, or housewarming gifts, you will find a diverse selection of crystal, glassware, fine china and silver pieces to choose from. They

even have man cave gifts for the men

in your life including an old Budweiser

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Vienna in the early 1940s…”

and wedding sets, antique and not-

That’s the key here at Lisa’s Resale. Lisa’s

In addition to decorating your home

her Russian grandfather’s apartment

Gone Upscale. There are spectacular

lithographs

and stories.

remembers it being in the entryway of

any occasion, see what’s at Lisa’s Resale

so-antique watches, and jewelry with

dated 1942.

rug she thought to be Persian and

Finally, before you purchase jewelry for

laughed Diana.

the stories,”

extremely rare, with amazing lineage “This client brought in a beautiful

his bar!

platinum diamond engagement rings

Kinkade signed

they are going

The guy in your life needs this for

“I work here for

framed Thomas

quickly realize

everything we have

19th Century.

Clydesdales lead a wagon around the

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Yourself | Nutrition

Eat the DEAR ANNETTE:

RAINBOW

I often read in magazines that it is important to “eat the rainbow� of colors available. Why does color matter? DEAR READER: all in season. Color is very important as it tells us a lot about what that food can do for us. It is as if nature

Sincerely Yours,

color coded for us. Here is a great guide to the color coding nature has done to make it simple for us

Savory Bistro Owner & Wellness Coach

Now until October is the best time to eat as many different color vegetables and fruits as possible as they are

to understand. Keep a food journal for a month to see if you are getting every color every day. RED Benefits Anti cancer, cell protection, heart health, hormone health, liver health Foods Apples, kidney beans, beets, radishes, red potatoes, tomato, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, peppers, cranberries, watermelon, plums, blood onions, radishes ORANGE Benefits Antibacterial, immune health, cell protection, skin health, reproductive health, anticancer Foods apricots, mango, carrots, cantaloupe, pumpkin, yams, turmeric, sweet potatoes, orange, papaya, squash

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YELLOW Benefits anti-inflammatory, cognition, eye health, skin health, heart health, vascular health Foods banana, corn, bell pepper, lemon, pineapple, ginger, peppers, Asian pear, millet, starfruit GREEN Benefits brain health, skin health, liver health, hormone balance, anti-inflammatory Foods artichoke, asparagus, avocado, beans, pepper, broccoli, brussels , cabbage, celery, cucumbers, edamame , green tea, peas, greens , olives, zucchini, pears, limes

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BLUE /PURPLE Benefits anti-cancer, cell protection, cognitive health, anti-inflammatory, liver health Foods berries, figs, grapes, prunes, potato, eggplant, cauliflower, raisins BROWN /TAN /WHITE Benefits gastrointestinal health, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, hormone balance, liver health, heart health Foods bean dip (hummus), garlic, onions, mushrooms, soy, nuts, coconut, tea, brown rice , grains, seeds Studies in functional medicine have shown that increasing your rainbow dramatically increases your energy and zest for life. Eat well to live well!


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Assets in Divorce:

PROTECT WHAT’S YOURS by Charla Bradshaw, KoonsFuller Family Law

D

ivorcing spouses or those contemplating divorce often have concerns about how to protect their assets. “What will happen to my house? What about my business? My investments? My retirement? Benefits?” All are extremely valid questions and all go to the crux of marital property law and the protection of your assets. The first and most important step to protecting an asset in divorce is to determine which “estate” owns that asset.

SEPARATE AND COMMUNITY ESTATES When two people marry, they each have a

separate estate. Upon marriage, they create a community estate, which is owned by both

spouses. Texas is what we call a “community property state.” This means that all property is owned by the community estate unless a spouse can prove that property is owned by

their separate estate. Separate property and community property are even set out in the Texas Constitution.

In a divorce case, a court cannot divide separate

property, only community property. The origins

Those planning to marry can avoid creating a community property estate by signing a premarital agreement (often called a “prenuptial agreement” or “prenup”). These types of agreements, for example, can address alimony, spousal support, separate property, community property, and the division of community property in case of a divorce. During marriage, spouses can turn community property into separate property by signing a postmarital agreement (often called a “postnuptial agreement” or “postnup”).

of these laws date from 1841, and the mandate

THE COMPLEXITIES OF COMINGLING

community property in a manner that the court

Certain income from separate property is community property. When community property and separate property are mixed together (comingled), it may be difficult or impossible to prove which property is separate property. In some cases, it may be necessary to hire experts to identify the separate property. If a spouse cannot prove their separate property, then the property is community property and a court can divide it. This usually occurs when separate property and community property are hopelessly comingled. Take for example, a spouse that has a retirement investment, such as a 401k, on the date of his marriage (separate property). He makes contributions to the 401k during the marriage (community property), and both his separate, and now the community property, earn interest together (community property).

has been consistent for the courts to divide the

deems “just and right,” not necessarily. Marital

property rules can be complex because each type of asset has its own set of rules.

The most common types of separate property

are: property owned by a spouse before marriage; property that was a gift; or property that was inherited. There is a high standard (called clear

and convincing evidence) to prove that property is separate property. A spouse can protect their separate property by keeping financial records

during the marriage, and if possible, keeping Sponsored Content

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separate property separate from community property. The

complexity

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record

keeping involves knowing which property is separate property and which property is community property.

This is an example of separate and community property being comingled. Things can get pretty complicated, but with good records, the separate and community property can be identified. Another common example of determining separate and community property occurs when a marital residence (along with its mortgage) is owned by one spouse prior to the marriage. During the marriage, the spouses pay the mortgage with community property and/or make improvements to the property with community property. The reduction in the mortgage debt and/or improvements can create claims between the community estate and the separate estate(s). Yet another example occurs when spouses create or join entities such as LLC’s, partnerships, corporations, or were involved in such entities prior to marriage. Such entities, regardless of their size, create complex marital property issues. It would be wise for anyone contemplating divorce to seek advice from a family law attorney before an entity is formed or before there are any changes made to existing entities. As a matter of fact, in all the examples given above, the complexities that arise from marital property law and the risks to your assets are just too great. To protect what’s yours, it’s always best to consult with an experienced family law attorney.

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Makeover | Yourself

MAKEOVER OF THE MONTH

TERESA REYNOLDS

T photography by April Humen

eresa Reynolds is one of those selfless people who never goes around bragging about it. After her mother died, she moved in to take care of her father. Now she is keeping up the flower beds and home her mother so beautifully maintained while caring for him. She hasn’t taken as much care of herself as she’d like so the people at Cloud 9 decided to give her a fresh new look.

Facial by Shelly Pagnotta Shelly gave her a 90 minute facial treatment that was completely customized for Teresa’s skin. Each step was personalized for her individual needs. Theresa discussed her skin care concerns and Shelly addressed each in a manner that yielded the best possible results.  Hair by Stacey VanCleve Theresa was concerned that her hair had gotten gray and old looking. As far as her color, Stacey took Theresa back to her natural color and added gold with some lighter highlights. She cut long layers and shaped up her bangs. She used a curling wand to make some fabulous curls to her naturally wavy hair. Makeup by April Humen Theresa doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, so April then chose plum and purple tones to enhance the blue tones in her eyes and to go beautifully with her skin tone.  She maintained Theresa’s natural look while highlighting her beautiful features.

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Yourself | Fitness

A Fitness Program That

STANDS OUT

Among the Crowd “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” It’s a simple quote, but one with great meaning and purpose, especially at Jesse James Fit.

T

en years ago, Jesse Leyva opened Jesse James Fit with a goal of being different from the big box fitness centers surrounding him. Leyva, a longtime fitness expert, knew he wanted to bring health and fitness to Flower Mound, but he also wanted to offer a product that no other fitness facility provided. Leyva researched area fitness centers, and quickly recognized that something was missing – a fitness facility that tailored fitness to each individual, provided a welcoming environment for all ages and fitness levels, and partnered clients with experienced trainers who care about their successes no matter how big or small. Today, Jesse James Fit is exactly that. It is roughly 7,700 square feet of pure awesome.

“We are a big family,” Leyva said. “I could tell from the very beginning that we had something different. I was never big on how gyms did things. Everyone here

is trained by someone, and they have that individualized attention and accountability. It has become a safe place for many people.” Jesse James Fit is not a gym, rather Leyva

developed a personal training program that focuses on anything

fitness related, including

James Fit become a trendsetter in the fitness industry. It’s no wonder that Leyva and his team were recognized as the Best of Denton County for four consecutive years, with Jesse James Fit voted as Best Personal Trainer, Personal

“A welcoming environment for all ages and fitness levels”

Training Facility and Weight Loss Facility. As Leyva explained, “Success is not what you do for yourself but what you do for others.” If health and fitness are on

weight loss programs,

boot camps, individualized

training, group training, couples training, youth

programs, senior

programs and

military prep training. Clients

will walk

in to find

an attitude

of inclusiveness,

your priority list, visit Jesse James Fit in Flower Mound. Jesse James Fit offers personalized training, challenging workouts and nutrition knowledge all in an encouraging, comfortable environment. At Jesse James Fit, we believe in teaching our members the tools they can use for a lifetime in maintaining weight loss. Visit us at jessejamesfit.com to learn how you can make big life changes with realistic, attainable steps.

respect and good

old fashioned hard

work. All of these characteristics

have helped Jesse

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Shrimp and Grits

Yourself

CHARLESTON STYLE This recipe was submitted by Lantana’s own Jim Bridges. His wife, a low country native of Charleston, SC, brought this

• 1 teaspoon cornstarch • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

seconds. Add the white wine and let it

bubble until it is mostly evaporated, about 1 minute.

recipe with her into the marriage and

• 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half (or use low-fat)

Jim loves to make it on special (and

• 3/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

with 1 tablespoon of the chicken broth

• 3/4 cup quick-cooking grits

broth to the skillet along with the half-

even not-so-special) occasions. INGREDIENTS

• Chopped scallions (dark green tops only),

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and stir until dissolved. Add the remaining and-half and the cornstarch mixture. Bring

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

for serving

to a gentle boil and cook, stirring, for 3

• 3 Canadian bacon slices, chopped

DIRECTIONS

shrimp and cook until opaque, about

• 1 medium onion, finely chopped

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over

3 minutes.

• 1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped

medium heat. Add the bacon, onion and

Meanwhile, cook the grits according to the

• 1 clove garlic, finely chopped • 1/4 cup dry white wine

minutes, until slightly thickened. Add the

bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently,

package directions.

until the vegetables are softened, 3 to 5

Serve the shrimp and sauce over the grits

minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30

and top with the scallions.

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Yourself

3rd Annual

Boots & Blessings Gala Benefiting Ally’s Wish

The Third Annual Boots & Blessings Gala took place on Saturday, April 29 at Gilley’s Dallas

to benefit Ally’s Wish, a Flower Mound-based

organization that grants wishes such as trips to

Disney World or helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon to mothers battling terminal illnesses

so they may create lasting memories with their children and loved ones. Radio host and TV

personality Kellie Rasberry served as emcee for the evening.

To learn more about Ally’s Wish, please visit www.allyswish.org.

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KNOW

Be in the

Family

INSIDE COMMUNITY

NEW COMMUNITY WEBSITE & APP IAM Connected, a mobile app and website, is now available for Lantana residents. Through a computer or mobile device, residents may receive notifications, find documents and forms, receive events information, post lost & found listings, send watch alerts to the neighborhood and more. Residents should have received a welcome email with instructions for downloading the app. If you did not, contact the Community Association office at 940-728-1660.

LANTANA CAR SHOW RESCHEDULED The second annual Lantana Car Show has been rescheduled to Saturday

June 3. It’s an open class show with awards for The Top 10, Best of Show, and People’s Choice. There will also be door prizes, family activities and food trucks, and, best of all, it’s open to the public. Participant registration is only $10. Email aslovak@insightam.com for more information or to register.

SUMMER MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY

NLJC FALL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY

Music on the Green is happening every Friday night

The Denton/Lantana Chapter of the NLJC will be

the whole family! Bring your blanket, lawn chair, food,

Sept. at the Lantana Golf Club. The program is open to

under the Gazebo in Lantana. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s for beverages…whatever makes you happy (don’t bring glass). Every week the music changes from hip-hop

classics to classic rock to rockabilly and more. Come on out and dance the night away with your neighbors.

holding their Junior Cotillion Fall Program starting in

6-8 graders. RSVP by June 15 to www.nljc.com/chapter/ DentonTarrantCounties. NLJC teaches etiquette and

ballroom dancing through a problem that builds selfconfidence, character and ethical behavior.


INSIDE EDUCATION GUYER FOOTBALL CAMP

13th Annual Guyer Wildcat Football Camp will be held June

5-8 at the Guyer High School Field House. It’s open to incoming 2nd - 9th graders. Camp registration is available now at www. guyerwildcatfootball.com and will be open through June 2. Walkup registration will be available on the first day of camp. For questions contact jwalsh@dentonisd.org.

HARPOOL CLUB COLLECTS FOOD

The Harpool Middle School Builders’ Club recently collected

food for a city-wide food drive put on by Serve Denton called The Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry. Over 100,000 Denton County residents go hungry and 18% are children. The food is donated to local food pantries and shelters in order to restock their shelves for the summer. The event was sponsored by the

photos courtesy of LDISD

Denton Hunger Coalition.

SUPPLY PACKS AVAILABLE

INCUMBENTS STAY ON BOARD

The Blanton Elementary PTA is providing

Dr. Jim Alexander and Ms. Dorothy Martinez,

parents with the opportunity to purchase their student’s school supply pack for the 2017-2018 school year online now. It saves parents the hassle of shopping around to find all that the student will need for the upcoming school year. Simply go to www. blantonpta.org to order. Orders should be placed by June 25.

the incumbents for Place 6 and Place 7,

retained their seats on the Denton ISD Board

GUYER

ISD EVENTS Guyer Graduation Ceremony June 2 Guyer High School will hold its graduation ceremony on Friday, June 2, at the University of North Texas Coliseum at 2:30 p.m. Parking will be available across the street, in front of Fouts Field. The UNT Coliseum is located at 600 Ave. D in Denton. a live graduation video stream will be held on the Guyer website barring any technical difficulties.

of Trustees on Saturday night.

Dr. Alexander has served the Denton ISD

community as a trustee since 1993 and has twice been named Board President and Board Secretary.

Ms. Martinez has served the Denton ISD

community as a trustee since 2014 and is currently the Board Secretary.

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Family

NEW NCAA LEGISLATION

Could IMPACT

Local Football Scene by Steve Gamel

T

he high school and college recruiting scene has been buzzing lately following the adoption of a new piece of NCAA legislation that makes it difficult for high school coaches looking to make the jump to the college ranks.

Per the NCAA rule, college programs

conditioning coach for the Longhorns.

non-coaching roles who are considered

would not have been hired.

are prevented from hiring people for “people close to a prospect” for a two-year period before and after

that recruit’s anticipated arrival at the

school. Non-coaching roles are strength and conditioning coaches, recruiting

coordinators or quality control officers.

The rule affects everyone from high school coaches to family members and junior college coaches.

The goal of the rule is to curb the potential hiring of coaches by college programs to land big-time recruits.

“Today’s adoption of the football

legislation marks the most significant

progress in recent years to improve the

but is just now being implemented for football. The goal of the rule is to curb

the potential hiring of coaches by college programs to land big-time recruits.

The rule is effective immediately and retroactive to contracts signed on or after Jan. 18.

Some of the more notable changes that were a part of the recruiting reform include:

*The recruiting calendar has been

and coaches,” Jim Phillips, Northwestern’s

signings (Dec. 20-22) rather than starting

Division I Council, said in a statement back

February. According to the Dallas Morning

current and prospective student-athletes

changed to allow for mid-December

athletic director and the chairman of the

in early February. Recruits can still sign in

in April.

coach from a local high school wanted to jump to the college ranks in any of these capacities, they could not do so if the

college they were looking at had signed a recruit from that coach’s high school. A perfect example is from 2013, when

News, the Collegiate Commissioners

Association has a vote in June to make this rule official.

*Players may take official visits between

April 1 and late June of their junior year.

Previously, no player could take an official visit until Sept. 1 of their senior year. This will be in place for 2019 recruits.

Texas signed former Guyer quarterback

*Coaches employed at a college camp

Bryan Kegans was hired as a strength and

with participants.

Jerrod Heard. Shortly after that, Guyer’s

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The rule is already in place for basketball,

football environment and culture for

Essentially what this means is this: If a

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Had the rule been in place back then, he

may now have recruiting conversations


How To Get Into Your TOP

CHOICE

FOR COLLEGE

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community over the last 5 years. Instead of a taking a cliche one-size-fitsall approach prevalent in the education industry, we address the college application process through meaningful test-prep, individualized college counseling, and essay consultation that is tailored to each student.

While you build the list of colleges

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Consider what you’re looking for from a social and academic environment. Visit colleges early, so you have a chance

to see these factors in action. Discover what you want, and work to tailor your applications to the colleges that fit.

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scores is through engaging in meaningful learning with the content and aligning your focus to the test. Discover your areas of weakness, and seek to better understand those concepts. Keep practicing, and take full, timed tests.

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Check out Vanguard’s next “Ask the Expert” to get more information about smart college prep.

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Catching RAYS

S

ometimes patients express

result in the induction of cell mutations,

concerns about the dangers of x-rays. Though the apprehension

is legitimate, it is usually rooted in an outdated understanding of x-rays. The truth is, with the advent of digital

chromosome aberrations, or even cell death.

Now, the sound of all this may initially

seem alarming, but studies have shown

that DNA is surrounded by a swarm of proteins that work to monitor,

radiology in dentistry, the risks presented from dental x-rays have been significantly reduced. To understand the risk of dental radiographs, it is best to have some knowledge of how radiation

Damage to cells is dependent on several factors: • EXPOSURE TIME • FREQUENCY • DOSE

affects the body. First, x-rays produce energy that, on a cellular level, is capable of breaking specifically paired bonds in our DNA that can

repair, and discard damaged DNA.

How is this related

to dental radiology? Damage to cells is

dependent on several

factors such as exposure

time, frequency, and

dose. The low dose and

low frequency of exposure from

modern digital x-rays are unlikely to cause damage because of the high activity of

Dentistry | Family

DNA repair. As an analogy, the chances of getting sunburn while walking from the parking lot to your dental appointment is comparable to damaging your cells while receiving routine dental x-rays. Nonetheless, it is still important to look at risk factors. When taking into account considerations such as previous radiation exposure, pregnancy, or a past history of cancer, it is important to consider limiting x-ray exposure and using barrier devices such as lead aprons. If you are concerned, have your dentist educate you on the types of equipment available and your own risks. Enjoy those summer rays, and happy smiling! by Dr. Matt who is a practicing dentist and owner of Country Lakes Family Dental www.CountryLakesDental.com

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Family

Lunching with

LEPRECHAUNS and Other Important Questions

by Susan Neuhalfen

B

lanton Elementary 2nd grader Isabella Walker already has her first title: illustrator. That’s because Isabella and her grandmother, Linda Romblom, published a book together this year entitled The Adventures of Princess Isabella the Leprechaun and consequently had their first book signing at Barnes and Noble in Highland Village.

“I’ve always made up stories with my

grandchildren and I would weave them

each into the stories,” said Linda. “Isabella recently learned to read so I wrote down the story and left room on each page for her to draw a picture of what the words said.”

When Isabella’s baby brother, Eli, was

born, Linda, a retired teacher, came to

visit her son, Jeff, and his wife, Elizabeth, in Lantana a little more often from her

When Isabella's cousins came for an overnight visit the bedtime story, much to their delight, included them. It sparked the idea that kids over a broad age range loved being in the story. “I realized that we needed to make the book a way for other kids to star in it, too,” said Linda. “So we added a section that involves

home state of Wisconsin. Over a series

interaction with children

fun activity between grandmother and

together to create their

of visits their book evolved from a simple

and adults working

granddaughter to a published book.

own story.”

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What starts with playful puppies and a

horseback ride in the country turns into an adventure for Princess Isabella. She finds a Leprechaun in the forest and is invited to lunch.

The book presents questions for

discussion between the adult and child. Then comes the fun part:

the readers have an opportunity to tell their own story that is

similar to the original story, but

with their own character names

and fun storyline. The kids are

also asked to draw pictures to go

with their story just as Isabella did.


“When I taught child development, we never asked children to color a picture that was already structured and stay in the lines,” said Linda. “They needed to learn to express themselves and draw without boundaries.” Though Isabella drew freehand, she occasionally would look up pictures on her iPad for guidance. Later in the book, she encouraged Grammie Linda to do some drawing. It was all

“It’s a great activity book for adults and kids to spend quality time together” about doing it together. She also acted as an editor, naming people and pets in the story and making sure her Grammie didn’t use words that were too big for her contemporaries. For example, she told her to use the word “smell” instead of the word “fragrance”. In addition to the book signing, Blanton Elementary recently invited Linda to speak, where she and Isabella gifted their book to the Blanton Library. The school had just finished a unit of study on authors. According to Linda, the purpose of the book is two-fold: It’s a great activity book for adults and kids to spend quality time together; and it acts as a tool to create teachable moments for children. “It’s hard to get kids away from electronics,” said Linda. “With summer around the corner, other parents and grandparents would adore having this tool to invest quality time in a child they love.” MAY 2017 | LANTANA LIVING | 53


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SWIMMERS EAR A

cute otitis externa (AOE), also known as “swimmer’s ear”, is a common problem encountered in the summer months well into the fall here in Texas. With the heat index rising and kids out of school, the swimming pool is the best place to be for many families to hang out. This summer, as usual, we have seen many kids with complaints of worsening ear pain and a diagnosis of swimmer’s ear. This type of ear infection is most often preventable with a few routine practices during those times kids spend a good amount of time in the water. AOE is inflammation of the outer ear canal characterized by redness, swelling, itching, occasional drainage and pain especially with touching of the outer ear. The vast majority of AOE is caused by bacteria. The most common include Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus species. Frequent and recurrent untreated infections can lead to complicated bacterial and fungal infections. Factors that predispose the ear to infection include high temperature, high humidity and water exposure, especially swimming. Exposure of the skin of the ear canal to water, particularly when prolonged, can lead to skin breakdown, making it more vulnerable to minor trauma and infection. Minor trauma could be caused by anything inserted in the ear canal such as cotton-tip swabs and even one’s own finger when scratching itchy ears. Water exposure, soaps, shampoos and chlorine from pool water can irritate the skin of the external ear canal and contribute to the loss of protective wax which serves as a water-repellent coating for the skin of the canal and provides antimicrobial properties.

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TREATMENTS Topical antibiotic drops should be used for at least a week and continuing use for a few days after symptoms resolve. Most patients have resolution of symptoms by six days after starting treatment. If no improvement is noted in 4872 hours, or if symptoms persist beyond two weeks, please call or revisit your doctor. Patients with AOE should avoid submerging their head in water for seven to ten days, but competitive swimmers might be able to return to the pool if pain has resolved and they use well-fitting ear plugs.

RESOURCES

Dr. Rebecca Butler is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is proud to be a resident of Lantana and the owner of Lantana Pediatrics. For more information on Lantana Pediatrics, Dr. Butler and/or Melanie Bitzer, CPNP or to schedule an appointment with one of these providers, call the office at 940-455-7200.

PREVENTION • Dry ears thoroughly after swimming or bathing. Use a towel to dry the ear, tilt the head to each side in turn to allow water to drain from the down-turned ear, and consider using a blow dryer set on the lowest heat and fan speed held several inches away from the ear. • Alcohol-based ear drops after swimming (or each morning and evening) to reduce moisture content in the ear canal, correct the ear pH and reduce bacterial growth has been recommended. Commercially prepared alcoholbased ear-drying solutions are available, or patients can make their own 1:1 mixture of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. These drops should not be used in the presence of ear tubes, tympanic membrane perforation or acute external ear infection. • Use a bathing cap, ear plugs or custom-fitted swim molds when swimming to keep water out of ears. • Do not try to remove ear wax. It helps protect your ear canal from infection. • Avoid putting objects into the ear canal, including fingers and cottontip swabs.

• For information on Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week, visit www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rwi-prevention-week/index.html. • Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about recreational water illnesses can be found at www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi. • Information from the CDC for patients on swimmer’s ear is available at www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/illnesses/swimmers-ear.html.

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Pluralizing Last Names:

Are You Sure You Need That

APOSTROPHE? A

common grammar mistake I see is when people feel the need to add a stray apostrophe when attempting to make their last name plural. These flubs tend to pop up more during the holidays, as families rush to get their Christmas cards in the mail on time. They don't think anything

of it when they write, "Merry Christmas from the Butler's!" But the truth is, they've added an apostrophe to a last name that, in this case, isn't supposed to be possessive.

Now, I get that we are nowhere near the holidays. But this is still a worthwhile topic. I've noticed similar mistakes lately in the various printed and online materials that have come across my desk. So let's set the record straight on how to correctly pluralize your last name.

EXAMPLES If the last letter of your last name ends in: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, t, u, v, w, y Simply add an s to the end of your name. Examples: • The Butlers • The Powells • The Bedfords • The Murphys • The Gamels If the last letter of your last name ends in: s, x, z, ch, sh Add an es to the end. Examples: • The Joneses • The Burches • The Gonzalezes • The Maddoxes • The Ashes

Remember: the only time you add an apostrophe to a last name is if you are making your last name possessive. For example, "That is the Gamel's house on the corner." Thanks for reading! by Steve Gamel Edit This 469.360.3611 www.edit-this-npsteve.com

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SPORTS IN THE NEWS:

‘TIM TEBOW BILL’

Faces Setback by Steve Gamel

A

bill that would allow home-school students in Texas to compete with public school teammates in

University Interscholastic League games

has been delayed from going into effect. The bill, which has been dubbed the

forcing home-school students to take a

eligibility. Public school students are

standardized test is discriminatory since

assessed by teaching professionals

public school kids do not have to.

under state curriculum, they say, while

Conversely, the article states that both the Texas High School Coaches Association

home-school student requirements are often unregulated.

‘Tim Tebow Bill’, was left pending after a

and the Texas Girls Coaches Association

Ironically, there are more home-school

are against the bill being passed because

kids in Texas than in all private schools

meeting late last month, several media

it would create an imbalance in academic

combined, the article states.

Texas House Public Education Committee outlets have reported. The bill has already passed through the senate and in 34

states as of press time, but has yet to be voted on and put into effect in Texas. The bill gives home-school students the chance to compete if they

submit satisfactory grades and pass a standardized test. Furthermore,

public schools competing under UIL

regulations would be required to make accommodations for students who are eligible to participate. Senate Bill 640 was named after the former Florida

quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner, and NFL standout, who was home-schooled but played public school sports.

The idea behind the bill is to afford homeschool kids the same opportunities as

other student-athletes and that meshing them with public school kids eliminates the threat of home-school kids having

less options to compete as they get older. But the bill also has been met with harsh criticism. According to a Dallas Morning

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Football: Guyer Heads Into Summer

With No Worries by Steve Gamel

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No Noah Cain. No problem.

hat’s the mentality Guyer coach John Walsh had entering spring football practices. For the first

time in recent memory, the Wildcats were hit harder than usual with key losses at running back as Myron Mason graduated and star sophomore Noah Cain transferred to IMG Academy. Both combined to rush for more than 2,700 yards and 33 scores. But Walsh

isn’t fazed. In fact, there are a slew of

newcomers waiting to be Guyer’s next big star.

“It’s going to be typical Guyer football,”

Walsh said. “We’re going to have three or four guys sharing the load. When you’ve

got a good offensive line, you’re going to be able to run the ball.”

Walsh pointed to four guys who will

share that load at running back, including

senior-to-be Devin Jefferson and junior Kaleel Rhoden. There are also a pair of sophomores in Harrison Bohannon and move-in Kaedric Cobbs. Cobbs is a new name at Guyer but not on the football scene as he stood out as a freshman at Melissa last year. Walsh said all four guys will work into the mix when the 2017 season starts. As for the rest of the team, Walsh said football provided for a few extra bumps and bruises as players get readjusted to full contact practices. Guyer graduated its entire secondary on defense, but has

“...there are a slew of newcomers waiting to be Guyer’s next big star.” several new guys stepping in that should also get help from a solid front line. That front line includes Grant Mahon, a 6-3, 260 pound defensive end move-in from Liberty Christian. “Our defense looks good; that unit is definitely making it hard for us to run the football in practice,” Walsh said. “We knew we’d be good up front, and I’m thinking it will be a good group overall.” MAY 2017 | LANTANA LIVING | 59


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Lantana Resident Walks the Runway by Susan Neuhalfen

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antana’s own Sadie Keller was a model for this year’s Children’s Cancer Fund Gala at the Hilton

Anatole in Dallas which raised nearly $1 million dollars for pediatric oncology research and treatment programs. Celebrity models

included Dak Prescott, Troy Aikman, Byron

Jones and Miss Texas Caroline Carothers.

In a beautiful dress from Dillard’s, Sadie walked

the runway with none other

than the great Dallas Cowboys

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quarterback and honorary co-chair, Roger Staubach. The theme for the evening was Broadway Nights and Runway Lights. Sadie is hardly a stranger to

fundraising as she has her

own foundation, the Sadie Keller Foundation. Sadie collects Christmas

toys for children in the hospital and

their families through

Sadie’s Sleigh. Last

year she collected

4,600 presents.

She has also recently begun

giving gifts to kids with cancer

who reach milestones in their recovery. Additionally, she donates parent packs for the parents who spend endless hours in the hospital. She speaks to many area groups about her story and she meets regularly with lawmakers both in Washington and here in Texas about doing more for children’s cancer research. Through all of this, she has continued her cancer treatments which will thankfully end on May 26. For more information on her foundation, go to www.sadiekellerfoundation.org.


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