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THE TIMES

October 2013

Volume 7, Issue 10

5TH ANNUAL BRIDGELAND

CHILI COOK-OFF December 14, 2013 | 11:30 am-2:30 pm Bridgeland Oak Meadow Park Join us for an afternoon of fun! Bridgeland is looking for the best chili cook! Cooking will begin at 6:00 am, judging at noon, then chili will be available for all to taste. Rules are available on request. There will be 1st – 6th place winner trophies, peoples choice & best booth trophies.

Registration and the $15 registration fee must be turned in to the Lakeland Activity center no later than Nov 26th,  Register at : http://www.bridgelandlife.com/

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THE TIMES IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY NUMBERS EMERGENCY................................................................911 Fire...................................................................................... 911 Ambulance.......................................................................... 911 Harris County Sheriff..........................................713-221-3300 Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Dept...............................281-550-6663 AREA HOSPITALS

Cy-Fair Medical Center.................................. 281-897-3300 North Cypress Medical Center ....................... 832-912-3500 Willowbrook Methodist ................................. 281-477-1000 SCHOOLS Cy-Fair ISD.........................................................281-897-4000

Cy-Fair ISD.................................................... 281-897-4000 Robison Elementary School............................ 281-213-1700 Warner Elementary School.............................. 281-213-1650 Spillane Middle School ................................... 281-213-1645 Smith Middle School...................................... 281-213-1010 Cy Woods High School................................... 281-213-1727 Cy Fair High School........................................ 281-897-4600 UTILITIES

Trash - Republic Waste.................................... 281-446-2030 Water and Sewer ............................................ 800-579-4500 Gas - Centerpoint Energy................................ 800-579-4500 Electricity - Reliant Energy............................ 800-735-42568 Cable/Internet/Phone - Comcast..................... 713-341-1000 PUBLIC SERVICES

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THE TIMES “Hats Off to Volunteers” At Cy-Fair ISD

“Whenever you wear your hat, your day will be special.” Margo Nickel In Cy-Fair ISD, volunteers have the opportunity to wear lots of different hats. Some will find themselves wearing the hat of a library helper or classroom reader. Others find that organizing a fundraiser or mentoring a student is the hat they wear best. Whatever volunteer hat you are wearing in our schools, one thing is certain; your day will be special. Cy-Fair ISD volunteers center the attention of their service on supporting students and staff and making a significant contribution to the education of children. They give freely of their time and resources and have an impact on the academic and personal development of our students. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is fortunate to be able to draw from a terrific diversity of skills and knowledge in its community. If you are interested in being a part of an exciting group of volunteers and making a difference in your Cy-Fair ISD Schools, or would like more information, please feel free to contact Pam Scott, Partners in Education Director at 281-894-3950.

CY-FAIR ISDVOLUNTEER OCTOBER TRAININGS & EVENTS

October 1 VIPS Language Arts/Reading Grades 2-5 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Berry Center. Techniques will be presented that CFISD parents and volunteers can use when they assist teachers and students working to improve reading and writing skills in grades 2 through 5. October 10 PIE Mentor Training – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Berry Center. Training for individuals committed to serve as a role model and friend to CFISD students. An application and criminal background check is required. October 29 VIPS Fall Conference – 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berry Center. A day of informative workshops is offered to volunteers, staff, parents and community members designed to support the work of volunteers in all CFISD schools. Registration forms are available in schools and in the PIE dept.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR TRAINING With the exception of Hearing and Vision State Certification, register for training by emailing the PIE office at vipsrsvp@ cfisd.net. Please send a separate email for each training you wish to attend. Provide your name and the name and date of the training in each email. Registration is required to guarantee a seat and training materials. ADULTS ONLY.

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Host October Monthly Meeting The next Cypress-Tomball Democrats monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. It will be held at Rudy’s Grill & Cantina, 11760 Grant Rd., Cypress, TX 77429. A meet and greet starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the general meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend the meeting and to join this growing club, which meets on the third Tuesday of every month, and always features an informative guest speaker. For more information, visit the website at www.cytomdems.com; contact Glenn Etienne at cytomdems@yahoo.com; or “Like” the club on Facebook.

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Elisha Roberts Chapter

The wonderful ladies of the Elisha Roberts Chapter, NSDAR, extend an invitation to any female, 18 years or older, who can prove direct lineal descent from someone who either fought in or provided aid during the American Revolution. We are a family oriented group of ladies who promote patriotism, education and historic preservation. Our motto is God, Home and Country. If this sounds like you, please come and join us for a meeting. We meet the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Backyard Grill, located at 9453 Jones Road. Our next meeting will be on October 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the chapter Regent, Cheryl Partney at cpart86@comcast.net or by phone at 832-6540306. We look forward to meeting you.

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THE TIMES JOIN YOUR FRIENDS ON THE GOLF COURSE FOR A GREAT CAUSE! Announcing the 9th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cy-Fair Golf Tournament  

Grab your clubs and join with friends and sponsors to have some fun for a great cause. The 9th Annual Relay For Life of Cy-Fair Golf Tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society is on for Thursday, October 3, 2013 with a 1:00 pm Shotgun Start at Windrose Golf Club located in Spring, Texas (www.windrosegolfclub.com). The tournament format is a 4-Person Scramble. Registration is quick and easy online at http://www.hprelayforlife.com. Golfers can play as a team or as an individual. Registration Fee is $440 per foursome and includes greens fee, cart, range balls, and 4-drink tickets. Lunch and dinner are provided. Silent Auction winners and tournament awards and prizes are announced at dinner following the tournament. “This is a great opportunity for golfers to have some fun and also contribute to the American Cancer Society,” said Stacie Hemann, event founder and organizer. “It is also the perfect time for local companies and organizations to become sponsors and join some of the great charitable sponsors we already have who will offer fun activities on almost every hole along with contests and giveaways. For 2013, our main event Platinum Sponsor is North Cypress Medical Center; Rudy’s BBQ is Lunch Sponsor; and Lupe Tortilla’s is Dinner Sponsor.” Golfers interested in participating and any businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring this event can contact Stacie Hemann at 512.319.0929 or hprelayforlife@gmail.com. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

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THE TIMES CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB

The 2013-2014 Board of Directors and officers were installed at the October meeting. President is Paula Hoffman; Vice-President, Mike Larivee; and Treasurer, James Meadows. Directors elected for two year terms are John Carroll, Andy Lawrence and Peggy Presnell. Continuing service for the second year of their terms are Aaron Mackey and Steve Gleinser. Louis Iselin remains on the Board as Immediate Past President. Paula presented exciting plans for service by members within our community. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club meets at Hearthstone Country Club on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month at 12:15 for lunch and informative programs. For more information, call John Carroll

at 281-463-0373, George Crowl at 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell at 281-304-7127. We invite you to be our guest at one of the meetings and enjoy the fellowship of Kiwanians as you learn about the services we give to our community.

CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE is the motto of Kiwanis Clubs worldwide. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club sponsors nine Key Clubs and one Builders’ Club in the Cy-Fair School District; sponsors the Kids Triathlon; Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and Sea Scout troops and activities; awards scholarships to outstanding Key Club members in our district; provides assistance to Cypress Assistance Ministries and Bear Creek Ministries; the Houston Food Bank; and many other nonprofit organizations.

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THE TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS ACROSS 1. Charge Owns 1. 4. Short people 5. Syrian bishop 10. Grain 9. Against 11. Landing In the air 10. 12. Single 11. Leaves 13. Nun's headwear 12. Boom box 14. Musician (3 wds.) 13. Allure 16. Homesick 15. African antelope 17. Booty 16. 18. Polite Horsepower (abbr.) 18. greenlocale 20. Leafy Cincinnati 21. Marry 22. Hasten 22. 26. Esophagus Mountain Standard Time 26. 29. Woken Eras 28. 31. Goad Cover 29. of tooth 33. Type Eccentric 30. 34. Refer Beaches 31. 35. Posttraumatic Vane direction stress 36.disorder Hug upon greeting 37. Sieve Danish krone (abbr.) 32.

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