Bayou Buzz - February 2023

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A publication of the

Association Team

Kelly Riley-Salyers Community Manager

Stephen Martinez Lifestyle Director

Rick Breitigam Community Standards Director

Steve Messinger Maintenance Director

Homeowners Association Board of Directors

Bruce Gilman, President

Don Tomlinson, Vice President

Sue Muerdler, Secretary

Larry Girven, Treasurer

Dan Noeth, Director

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The Official Magazine 707 Del Webb blvD. RichMOnD, TX 77469 WWW.MysWeeTgRass.neT INSIDE THIS ISSUE: CAI Greater Houston Awards Gala ............. 4 Look What's New in the Lakehouse! .......... 5 Love Your Heart 10 Crossword 12 Talkin' Turpie: King Tut's Tomb ................ 14 Health & Wellness 2022 Year-End Review.... 15 Surprising Facts about High Blood Pressure... 16 Ceviche Recipe ..................................... 19 Through the Camera Lens ...................... 20 Calendar ............................................. 24 Where's Barb ........................................ 28 The Men's Club 30 Clubs and Groups 34 Annual Cruise 35 CCGA Directory .................................... 41 Directories Neighborhood ..................... 43 10 30 19 34 publicationofthe THEOFFICIALMAGAZINEOFSWEETGRASS•FEBRUARY2023 Disclaimer: The information, including but not limited to: text, graphics, images, and other material contained in this magazine are for informational purposes only. No material in this magazine is intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and before undertaking a new health care regimen or fitness program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this magazine.
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CAI Greater Houston Awards Gala

Founded in 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with over 64 chapters around the world, including chapters the United States, South Africa, Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities, and the professionals who support them.

We are pleased to announce that Sweetgrass, and members of the Sweetgrass management/Board team, were nominated for several 2022 CAI Greater Houston Area awards, for their outstanding work and commitment to excellent community management. Nominations include:

• Community of Year (Sweetgrass)

• Manager of the Year (Kelly Riley Salyers)

• Supporting Staff Member (Stephen Martinez)

• Volunteer of the Year (Larry Girven)

• Community Spirit Award (End of Summer Luau)

We would like to give a special congratulations to Stephen Martinez for winning Supporting Staff Member of the Year at this year’s recognition gala! Way to go, Stephen!

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What are the top seven health items that impact our HEART?

1. BLOOD PRESSURE: About 69% of first-time heart attack victims had a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher. High blood pressure causes your heart to work harder and weaken over time. (See article on Managing My Blood Pressure for more information)

2. WEIGHT: Your waist circumference is a good indicator of abdominal fat a predictor for developing risk factors for heart disease. Incidences of risk factors are more likely for waist measurements over 40 inches for men and over 35 inches for women. Maintain a healthy weight - set goals, increase physical activity, use portion control and check with you doctor to choose the right program for you.

3. CHOLESTEROL: About 45% of adults in the U.S. are at or above recommended level of two hundred milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood. When there is too much cholesterol in your blood, it builds up inside artery walls, causing them to harden. This restricts the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart. To lower your cholesterol, you should avoid saturated fat, eat more fiber/fish/vegetables, and increase exercise. Also, check with your doctor to see if you may need a cholesterol-lowering medication.

4. DIET: A healthy diet can reduce your risk of heart disease: eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products, beans, other low-fat sources of protein and certain types of fish. Even a 10% loss in weight can reduce these health risks dramatically.

5. SMOKING: Do not smoke – nicotine and other chemicals in tobacco can damage your heart and blood vessels by narrowing arteries (atherosclerosis) and by increasing your heart rate/blood pressure. Also, limit your alcohol consumption. Drinking too much alcohol can raise the levels of triglycerides (fat) in your blood and can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure and strokes.

6. DIABETES: About 45% of deaths among people with diabetes are attributed to heart disease or stroke. Diabetes increases your risk of heart attack or stroke by at least double. It can cause your blood vessel to narrow or clog, increasing the risk of heart attack.

7. NACTIVITY: Getting at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day helps you control your weight and can reduce chances of getting high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and stress (walking the dog counts). Why not join Sweetgrass 2023 Super Stars? You’ll get credit for your activity, and be part of our Sweetgrass Super Star Team!

The Good News is we can take control of these items in our lives and live a healthier life. If you do not feel like you can take on one or more of these seven by yourself; ask for help. Monitor and control risk factors for heart disease. Improving your diet, losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising, and taking medications prescribed by your doctor can make a significant difference.

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Health & Wellness 2022 Year-End Review

The Health & Wellness Committee had a successful year. We started our Committee in May and immediately started working on three projects.

Our first was to get the fitness classes started again. We put Stephen in touch with a few fitness instructors, and I am happy to say that we now have the following classes: Yoga, Core, Balance and Stretch, Chair Exercise, Core & More, Core Strength, Lunch Crunch, and Water Aerobics.

Secondly, the Superstar program spearheaded by Beverly Porsche is off and running. This turned out to be very successful. We had 120 residents complete the program. Congratulations to all who participated!

Lastly, the Fitness Center. We are pleased to announce that we will have new cardio machines and strength training machines. The new equipment should come in soon. Stay Tuned! We will have a Grand Opening after the equiptment is installed.

More programs and fun outings (like a poker run) to get you up and moving will be coming in 2023.

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Health & Wellness Committee distributing 2022 Super Star Fitness Challenge Tshirts Left to Right: Ray Briere, Sherry Theriot (Chair), and Beverly Porche - Not in photo, Jan Stano.
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There are many of us who are dealing with high blood pressure. We manage by trying to cope with our stress, eat healthy, exercise and maybe take Doctor prescribed medications. All of these actions may help keep our blood pressure under control. But did you know these surprising facts about high blood pressure?

1. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MAY BE LINKED TO DEMENTIA. Recent studies show that high blood pressure may be linked to a higher risk for dementia, and a loss of cognitive function. Timing seems to matter. Evidence suggests that having uncontrolled high blood pressure during midlife (ages 44 to 66) creates a higher risk for dementia later in life. It is never too early to start thinking about your blood pressure and taking steps to manage your high blood pressure.

2. YOUNG PEOPLE CAN HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, TOO. High blood pressure does not just happen to older adults. 1 in 4 adults aged 20 to 44 have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, a condition that is on the rise among younger people. Experts think the increased risk for stroke in this age group is a direct result of rising rates of obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes – conditions that are preventable and treatable.

3. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE USUALLY DOES NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS. High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer.” Most people with high blood pressure do

not have any symptoms. Because many people feel fine, they do not think they need to get their blood pressure checked. Even if you feel normal, your health may be at risk. Talk to your doctor about your risk for high blood pressure.

4. MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DO NOT KNOW IT. About 1 in 3 U.S adults with high blood pressure are not even aware they have it and are not being treated to control their blood pressure. Even though most people with uncontrolled high blood pressure have health insurance and visit a health care team at least twice a year, the condition is often not diagnosed. Ask your health care team what your blood pressure numbers mean and if they are too high.

5. Women face unique risks when it comes to high blood pressure. Women with high blood pressure who become pregnant are more likely to have complications during pregnancy than those with normal blood pressure. High blood pressure during pregnancy can harm a mother’s kidneys and other organs and it can lead to premature delivery and low birth weight of babies.

Ask your health care team how often you should check your blood pressure. You can get your blood pressure checked at doctor’s office, pharmacy, or at home with a home blood pressure monitor. Be proactive take care of your health.

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Ceviche makes Valentine’s Day dinner special

Serves 6


• 7 ounces raw peeled shrimp

• 7 ounces shelled scallops

• 7 ounces squid, cleaned and cut into serving pieces

• 7 limes

• 3 tomatoes

• 1 small onion

• 1 ripe avocado

• ¼ cup chopped fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons dried

• 1 teaspoon salt

• Ground black pepper

• Fresh oregano sprigs, to garnish

• Crusty bread and lime wedges to serve (optional)


1. Spread out the shrimp, scallops and squid in a non-metallic bowl. Squeeze six of the limes and pour the juice on the mixed seafood to cover it completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and set aside in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

2. Drain the seafood in a colander to remove the excess lime juice, then pat it dry with paper towels. Place the shrimp, scallops and squid in a bowl.

3. Cut the tomatoes in half, squeeze out the seeds, then dice the flesh. Cut the onion in half, then slice it thinly. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit and peel, then cut the flesh into 1⁄2-inch dice.

4. Add the tomatoes, onion, and avocado to the seafood with the oregano and seasoning. Squeeze the remaining lime and pour on the juice. Garnish with oregano and serve with crusty bread and lime wedges, if desired.

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The Men’s Club

The men of Sweetgrass (and the community in general) are fortunate to have such a vibrant and impactful organization as the Men’s Club available to them.

The Men’s Club has a threefold purpose:

1. Promote friendship among the male residents of Sweetgrass,

2. Provide assistance to other clubs/groups/projects within Sweetgrass, and

3. Provide support to non-profit and charitable organizations within the Richmond/Rosenberg area.

This is how the Club met its purpose in 2022:

1. Held monthly breakfasts in local establishments for the members to meet, have fellowship and form stronger ties within Del Webb.

2. Held monthly lunches for the same purposes as the breakfasts.

3. Held monthly dinner meeting and in many cases with speakers from the area to improve the membership awareness of what is happening in the area.

4. Held a Valentine Social with wives.

5. Held bus trips to three Astro games.

6. Held a trip to the Andretti Go-Kart Racing facility (driving really fast in really low to the ground go-karts).

7. Held both a Horseshoe Tournament and a Bocce Ball Tournament.

8. Held a number of events for the Sweetgrass residents to both provide entertainment and raise funds for the Club’s charitable work:

a. Four Bingo Nights

b. Two Pancake Breakfasts

c. Ezra Charles Concert

9. The Club has had a busy year regarding its continuing support of community and charitable projects

a. Held its 2nd annual Essential Items Drive which funneled over a ton of badly needed items (donated by Sweetgrass residents) not covered by the SNAP program to two local charities.

b. Held its 4th annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive, this year delivering full meals to 54 families, coupling Men’s Club funds and funds generously donated by residents.

c. From funds raised at the various events, the Men’s Club donated $3,000 to two local charities; Friends of North Richmond and Helping Hands.

d. Donated funds to the HOA to purchase 50 indoor/ outdoor event chairs.

e. Established a scholarship fund at Lamar Consolidated ISD for graduating seniors headed to local trade schools.

The Club has done a lot this year but this has not been a particularly unique year. This is but an example of a typical year where the men of Sweetgrass can come together to build relationships as well as find many ways to get involved with supporting the community.

We are looking forward to 2023, come join us!

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Submitted by DEE TEMPLE (on behalf of the Men's Club)


2022 Men's Club Horseshoe

Champs: Mark Kouwe - Champion Division Champ, Mark Johnson - Championship Division Runnerup, Terry Reynolds - Modified Division Champion, Mike DeJong - Modified Division Runner-up

Boccee Ball Tournament

Winners for 2022 are Vince Marziani and Jerry Hopman. Our second place team was Tom Brunet and Mark Kouwe.

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The Men's Club had a great night at the Astros' game.
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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups

Drama Club

The Sweetgrass Drama Clubs meets monthly on the third Monday at 6:30 in the Learning Center. We invite you to attend the next meeting (Feb. 20) and hear our plans for the spring and fall productions. Find out how you can get involved on stage, back stage, or with sound and lighting. With membership ($12 dues) you’ll be kept up-todate and be eligible to be on stage or with Reader’s Theater. We have a lot of fun putting on these shows. Come and check us out. Throughout the year watch Friday’s Sweetgrass Breeze for announcements of auditions and ticket sale dates for our spring show (April 28 and 29) and fall show (Nov. 3 and 4).


The Sweetgrass Singers are back in full swing for 2023. We are learning new music for upcoming events and brushing up on our favorites. We perform in 4-part harmony at various Sweetgrass events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day, along with our own events like our December Holiday Program. For outreach we also visit assisted-living facilities throughout the year. We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 4:30 in the Bluebell section of the ballroom. If you’re interested, please stop by on Tuesday and see what you think. If after visiting you’d like to join, annual dues are $12. We always welcome new voices.


Welcome to February. If you have never played pickle ball it is the fastest growing sport. It is a great place to meet new people and socialize. We will be having an introduction to pickle ball clinic at the courts on February 11th at 2:00 pm. The Mardi Gras tournament will be on 2/25 at 9:00 am. Our tournaments are just for fun and partners are randomly assigned. Our first quarterly meeting is 2/22 at 5:30 pm at the Lakehouse. Please come and join us. Dues for this year are $15 (checks preferred). They can be given to any board member on the courts or off or dropped at Janell’s. Fun, Friends, Fitness is our motto so let’s enjoy our beautiful Texas weather, make new friends and get healthy all at the same time.

Day Trippers

Welcome to February. Our first quarterly meeting was January 10th. We introduced the exciting upcoming trips. We have already gone on our church tour. It was a very interesting trip. We learned so much and the buildings were all beautiful. Our next trip will on February 15th, to the Painted Churches. It will be $55, with a buffet lunch included. Our March trip will be to the rodeo. The April trip will be a 2 night overnight to the music festival in New Orleans. The date of the New Orleans trip is 4/12-4/14. If you have not joined and would like to the cost is $10 per person. Checks can be dropped off at 3410 Satin Leaf. If you are interested in any of the trips and need more information you can contact us through Facebook or through email.



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a great social experience. Typically, it is played with a foursome, with 5 decks of cards (each deck is standard 52 cards plus two jokers) and partners sit across the table from each other. There are 6 rounds, each round the meld increases in value. The object of the game is for you and your partner to score as many points as possible before going out to end the round/game.


Canasta has been played at Sweetgrass since 2011. Our club has now grown to over 235 members, who enjoy weekly play in addition to fun and exciting special events. We have Quarterly Membership meetings which typically include some type of special Tournament Play. Individuals and foursomes are all welcome. We ask that everyone play by the “Sweetgrass Social Canasta” rules during club play dates and Tournaments. Annual membership dues are collected beginning in January and are used to cover the cost of game supplies and subsidize activity expenses, as needed.

Please Note: We offer limited rotation play at this time. However, if you have a group that plays rotation, you may do so, please let us know in advance so we can have the proper table set-up.


President-Gail Chapline (281)543-1325

Vice President- Debra Thompson (281)451-8573

Secretary- Janet Goodell (802)598-5975

Treasurer- Gary Handwerk (610)737-1493 Gary_handwerk@

Monday and Thursday: 11:30am to 3:00pm at the Lakehouse in the Lantana and Primrose rooms (ballroom)

Reminder to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in.


You can contact us at for details on how to join. Our annual membership dues are $15.00 and run through December 31st. Dues are not pro-rated regardless of the month joined. Once you are a member you will receive email notifications. Cards, card holders, scoresheets, tables and chairs are provided. We also offer up to 3 complementary classes, give us your name, phone number and email, and our Training Coordinator will contact you. You can request classes through or you can contact one of the officers.


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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups

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friendly environment. Just bring yourself.


Be comfortable, bring a sweater if you are cold natured. It can get chilly in the Ballroom for some of us!

Dialogue & Learning

The February Meeting of the Dialogue and Learning club will be on February 23 at 6:30 in the Learning Center. The Subject will be "Why the Poor Stay Poor". The US has spent decades and trillions of dollars trying to solve this problem with questionable success.

Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras

Coming Soon - Saturday, February 18, 2023

It is interesting that when someone new to our community mentions the term "Mardi Gras", their immediate thoughts go to either Galveston or New Orleans. Mardi Gras is a holiday celebration (prior to Ash Wednesday) that actually originated in Mobile, Alabama with the very first Mardi Gras held in 1703. Then in the 1730's, the holiday came to New Orleans, with elegant society balls, but not with the parades that we identify with the New Orleans Mardi Gras in modern times. Mardi Gras is now celebrated in many towns and cities of Louisiana and southwest Texas. But not only is it celebrated in these localities, it is celebrated at our own community, Del Webb Sweetgrass.

The Sweetgrass Mardi Gras is a yearly event, dating back to 2012 when the first parade rolled through the first two neighborhoods, Valley Oaks and Lost Pines. This parade ended after the golf carts crossed the bridge on Del Webb Blvd. The first Sweetgrass Mardi Gras Party in 2012 was held at the Sales Center with Doug Fife and Nancy Bravman reigning as King and Queen.

A lot of things have changed since that first Sweetgrass Mardi Gras, but what hasn't changed is the excitement and joy of participating in the parade, standing on the sidelines watching the colorful floats and carts passing by, catching the throws, candy, and other trinkets from those in the parade, and enjoying the party celebration with the fantastic food, upbeat music from a live band, and of course, having a good time - or as we say, "Laissez les bon temps rouler!"

We hope you are looking forward to our 11th Sweetgrass Mardi Gras celebration.


The Sweetgrass Quilters Club meets in the Learning Center at the Lakehouse on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 1 to 4 pm. For the first Tuesday meeting, members may come as early as 12:30 to socialize before the business meeting begins at 1. The third Tuesday meetings are Sew-In meetings at which members bring their machines and are free to work on individual projects as well as group projects.

If you are new to Del Webb Sweetgrass, please consider joining us at any of our meetings. Quilters at all levels (from “I want to learn to quilt.” to “I’ve been quilting all of my life!”) are always welcome at Sweetgrass Quilters Club meetings. Our tagline is, “We don’t collect dues because we spend our money on fabric!”

Garden Club

We kicked off the new year with our January 3, 2023 meeting featuring the "Orchid Doctor," Brandie Hill from Orchid Express speaking on everything orchids. She brought many varieties to show and tell then sell. She said the key secret is to neglect them. Letting the soil completely dry out is key then water until it flows through them about once every other week.

Thursday, February 2th, 3pm -"House Plants -How to Care for Them," talk by Fort Bend Master Gardeners at Grand Living at Riverstone 4828 LJ Parkway in SugarLand. 281-407-4638 Open to the public.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Meeting Dates: Tuesday, February 7th,10am meeting will have speaker, Danny Linderman from Enchanted Forest talking about spring garden prep including vegetables, seeds and plants. Guests are welcome.

Tue, March 7, 10am Rob Hoefer from Wild Birds Unlimited Katy will speak on Hummingbirds.

Tue, April 4, 10am- John Panzarella from Caney Creek Farms will speak on growing citrus trees in both pots and your yard.

Tue, May 2, 11:30am- Riverbend Country Club Luncheon & Officer Installation, 1214 Dulles Ave, SugarLand

Card Crafters

Sweetgrass Card Crafters would like to thank residents for their generous support of our Card Sales in 2022. As a result of your generosity, our club was able to make charitable contributions to the Art Departments of Navarro and Wessendorf Middle Schools, Richmond Fire Department, Ft. Bend Senior Meals on Wheels, and Rosenberg Animal Services.

We will continue our card sales on Fridays, 11:30-2:30, outside of the Activity at the Lakehouse. We have been busy over the holidays making more cards and will have Valentine's Day cards for sale.

Mah Jongg

Social Mah Jongg is played every Wednesday night at the Lakehouse from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. We welcome new members and will assist those who need a refresher or want to learn how to play.

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HOA Committees

Architectural Review Committee

Steve Williams

Finance Committee Janet Hunter

Health & Wellness Committee

Sherry Theriot

Purple Martin Committee

Andrew Farnum

Tech Help Desk John Hansen

Safety Committee Paul Shkedy

Social Committee Tere Dowd

Chartered Clubs

Alzheimers and Dementia Support

Kenji Nishioka Barbara Reynolds

Art at Sweetgrass Mary Meier-Roche

Book Club

Rich Siegel

Card Crafters Lorraine Rodriguez dwsweetgrasscardcrafters@

Chat & Craft Rosemary Garlock

C.A.R.E. Group

Vanessa Winters

Day Trippers

Phil Gerber

Dialog and Learning Jim Sheridan

Drama Club Bruce Peterson. b117534209@

Garden Club Saundra Salter

Genealogy Club

Marilyn Henley

Hear More Teri Wathen

Line Dance Club Debra Garner

Men’s Club

Emerson Chester

Model Yacht Group

Bill Foster


Debbie Gibson

Photography Club

Chad De Cuir

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Poker Club

Mike Covault


Bev Middleton

Social Bridge David Connan

Social Canasta

Gail Chapline

Social Mah Jongg Betty Moore

Stamp Club Max Zollner

Sweetgrass Bowling Club

Frank Hayward

Sweetgrass Financial Education Club

Randy Johnson

Sweetgrass Golf Association Buzz Roye

Sweetgrass Singers Ginny Foley

Sweetgrass Singles Connie Fletcher Powell

Table Tennis Phil Kalz

That’s Entertainment Cyrus Bharucha

Travel Club Carolyn Johnston

Veterans Club Ray Wathen

Women’s Club Linda Levey

Special Interest Groups

Bible Study

David Stayshich

Front Porch Democrats Debra Garner Havurah Paul Shkedy

LGBTQ+ Friends & Allies

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Sweetgrass Cycling Group Frank Gonynor

Sweetgrass Republicans

Greg Barnes


Neighborhood Watch Mary Jo Salvaggio 281-468-8217

Tennis John Harrell

RV Group Miche Broussard

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George Bettinger Linda Evans

Copper Leaf

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Echo Bay

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Lost Pines

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Rolling Ridge

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Lynn Crawford Susan Allen Joe Akin


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Bob Morley Leslie Veader

Valley Oaks

Margie Fougeron (317) 695-5458 Lee Roach (512) 667-4567

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