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East Side, West Side: Not mussel bound

By Pat McDaniel

No Zebra Mussels in Lake Arrowhead, says Robert Mauk.  He’s with the Inland Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Lake Texhoma is the only lake in Texas with these mollusks… That’s the official word, so if you were fretting, you can stop!  What else is going on around the lake?  Well, there’s a Christmas tree drop on Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m., taking off at the boat ramp.  If you want to help or need some dead Christmas trees dropped at your location, go to the boat ramp that morning or call Robert Mauk at 766-2383 or the state park, 528-2211.  The Great Backyard Bird Count officially starts on Friday the 17th but it starts at the Park on the 18th from 9 a.m.-noon.  Counters should meet in the old dining hall.  Terry McKee is the “boss”!  There’ll be a State Park Rally on Sunday, March 4, from 2-5 p.m., meeting in front of the solar panels at the entrance to the Park.  Purpose: To familiarize folks with the park and its facilities. And a Park Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m.  That’s Saint Patrick’s Day!  All folks of Irish descent get free hot dogs at the clean-up!

Renegade Red Hats

Renegade Red Hats will try to meet at Opa’s Schnitzel Haus this Friday, 11ish.  I use the word “try” because most of us have not been there and don’t know the way, for sure.  And there are some of us who get lost at the drop of a hat… I’ll mention no names.  Opa’s is out by SAFB… One turns left at SAFB’s main gate onto Old Burkburnett Rd., between Deli Planet and Stripes is Opa’s.  You can’t miss it! Pauline U. and Mona V. are hostesses.

Make Today Count

Make Today Count, a support group, meets Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.

It’s salad lunch day, as best I remember.  Anyway, this is a warm-hearted and sympathetic group.  Anyone, male or female, is welcome to join us.  If you have lost a loved one or are ill or are a caregiver you are welcomed. We meet at the Arrowhead Baptist Church on FM 2606.  Call Mona, 723-5786 or Pat, 528-2268.

Lake Arrowhead Baptist

Soup Cook-Off and Dessert Auction are “big doings” at Arrowhead Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 18, time to be announced later.  This is their annual fundraiser for the youth.  “Send a Kid to Camp” is the purpose of those funds.  The public is welcome to come.  “Mum’s the word” for all the soup cookers, secret recipes, secret ingredients… Canyonn Hauch, where are you?

Lake Arrowhead Community Assoc.

Pot Luck’s on the menu for the LACA meeting Friday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.  A business meeting will follow.

Finis Mummert passed away Jan. 26 after a long fight with cancer.  Graveside services were held at Hope Cemetery in Henrietta on the 30th.  Dorothy, who suffers from Altzheimer’s, has gone to a Care Center in Georgia near where Gladys, their daughter, lives.  I’d like to have an address, Dorothy loves to receive cards.  If I get an address, I’ll let you know.

Ann Nowell was here for Finis’ funeral.  She looks good, sounds good and acts good.  Daughter Tammy Wallace drove her up here.  Jim stayed home, but, they said, he is doing very well.  He has vision problems.  They both like it in Clifton, just outside of Waco.  Their address: 603 S. Ave. M,  Clifton, Texas 76634.

There’s a new restaurant on Bridge Street where “As Good As It Gets” was.  It’s open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. every day, he said.  After 5 you can have a steak and baked potato or pasta or both.  They have food for the kids and a dessert bar.  Give it a try but don’t forget our other eateries in town.  Each one’s a little different, food wise… And don’t forget Senior Citizens’ on Hancock.  $5 will buy you a wholesome meal. I know, some days you don’t want a wholesome meal and sometimes … Well, I know.

Breakfast will be served Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Parish Hall, when you attend the Prostate Cancer Prevention Program sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.  Sherri Halsell’s your hostess.  Men and women are encouraged to come learn the importance of prostate screening and other forms of early detection of cancer.  We will also learn “how to access financial resources and area services.”  Call 538-5042 to make your reservations.

Last time I wrote that men have the upper hand when it comes to fire building… Well, let me tell you, that opened a can of worms or something!  My very own daughter, Sharon DuBose, hastened to call me from Lake Texhoma to remind me that she had been a Girl Scout and that she could and does build a better fire than any man, including her own Troy!  While delivering to me some Campfire candy, my friend and neighbor (across the lake) and mother of Fire Chief Mike Hall, Martha Hall, informed me that Campfire girls, young or old, can build better fires than those of the opposite sex.

All I can say to these people is, “Buy more Campfire Candy!  Buy More Girl Scout Cookies!”

Wynema’s back in the hospital… Go see her if you get the chance!

Peace, love and laughter


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