SHOW DAD Appreciation WOMEN
Who Gave All
To Act Quickly On Your Roof Insurance Claim
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.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR
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
CHOOSE A ROOFING CONTRACTOR
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
Assuming your roof insurance claim is covered under your existing homeowner’s policy, you will be given
done quickly and accurately.
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Publisher & Editor
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recently heard it said, “Your greatest contribution may not be something you do, but someone you raise.”
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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
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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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On the Cover: Lisa Key
FEATURED: Making History Beautiful Again LIFESTYLE
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
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
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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SHOW DAD APPRECIATION THIS FATHER’S
DAY by Susan Neuhalfen
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
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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.
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
HONORED at the
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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CARRY This Summer by Susan Neuhalfen
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 (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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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
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 (email@example.com) 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)
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
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
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in the Area
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
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
Temple Baptist Church
June 12 - June 15, 5:30pm-8:30pm
June 12 - June 16, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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
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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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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GAVE ALL by Susan Neuhalfen
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
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
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
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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
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
SOUL? by Susan Neuhalfen
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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Beautiful Again by Susan Neuhalfen
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
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
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.
end pieces and lots of affordable items
Resale Gone Upscale has many high-
too. There is something for everyone
Norman Rockwell prints and figurines,
and every budget…stories included.
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rotating hanging lamp that were found
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so-antique watches, and jewelry with
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Yourself | Nutrition
Eat the DEAR ANNETTE:
I often read in magazines that it is important to â€œeat the rainbowâ€? 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
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
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
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
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separate property separate from community property. The
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
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
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.
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
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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
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
to a gentle boil and cook, stirring, for 3
• 3 Canadian bacon slices, chopped
shrimp and cook until opaque, about
• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over
• 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,
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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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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Be in the
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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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NEW NCAA LEGISLATION
Local Football Scene by Steve Gamel
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
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
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
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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
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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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LEPRECHAUNS and Other Important Questions
by Susan Neuhalfen
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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