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MORAL

COMPASS

Representative Tan Parker

Speaks about “Jessica’s Law”

MAJESTIC DIGNITY

Carmela Winery’s Cabernet Savignon

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2007

THANKFUL

TRADITIONS

MEAN

GREEN

Todd Dodge is the New Head

Football Coach at UNT


LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

Our area of coverage is sandwiched by

two of the fastest growing cities in the nation.

McKinney is the second fastest growing city

and Denton currently holds the rank of ninth.

With this expediential growth, we are seeing

more and more residential and commercial

developments. With the rate of recent progress

and sites already plotted for future development

it appears we are just getting started. Before

we know it, we will find it difficult to distinguish

where one city ends and the next begins.

A question asked by several of our readers

is “What is coming and when?” Many readers

are anxiously anticipating the conveniences

that are heading our direction while others

moved into the area for the relaxed pace and

open fields. At this point is appears that the

open fields are being plucked up from every

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2007

FAMILY GUIDE 4

The Heard Natural Science Museum

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MORAL COMPASS TAN PARKER 5

Texas Representative for District 63

corridor highway and construction is on its

way bringing heavy equipment and larger

populations into the once quiet and remote

area. We are working with the local Chambers

of Commerce to bring our readers information

on new businesses as they open.

Remember, as new locations open; don’t

forget your long time faithful businesses that

have been bringing you goods and services.

Large anchor stores and national chains will

soon be here but it is unlikely they will remember

your preferences and your name. Our local

business bring more than just convenience,

they bring customer service while providing the

backbone to our local economy.

Thank you,

David Prickett, Publisher

I N S I D E

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THE AUBREY PUMPKIN PATCH

ON THE COVER: Representative Tan Parker

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PUBLISHER

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EDITORIAL

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Jodie Linton-Prickett

ASSISTANT EDITOR Steve Mordecai

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS David Prickett,

R.C. Taylor, Dishy Diva, Dana Mordecai,

Molly’s Soap Box, Geri Cuthert, Becky Boston,

Dr. Betty D. Copeland, Steve Mordecai,

Micah Pazoureck, Betty Taylor

ARTicle 6

Mural, Mural on the Wall!

CUISINE GUIDE 8

Los Charros

VINO GUIDE 9

Majestic Dignity: Carmela Winery’s

Cabernet Sauvignan

ARE YOU FINANCIALLY EXPOSED? 10

GOT MAIL? 12

CHRISTMAS SEASON 13

BEGINS ON THE SQUARE

EVENT GUIDE 14

Local Events and Activities

MOLLY’S SOAPBOX 18

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS 20

The Trick to a Safe Treat

22 GLAM GUIDE

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

24 THANKFUL TRADITIONS

25 FAMILY RECIPE

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Roll

26 MEAN GREEN

Todd Dodge New Head Football Coach

27 GO NATURAL

Decorating Tips for the Season

28 MEAN GREEN

Todd Dodge New Head Football Coach

29 ROCK LOTTERY AND

THE DENTON COUNTY AFRICAN

AMERICAN MUSEUM

30 HOME GUIDE

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They can hardly wait to see what is around

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Because they know Dinosaurs are coming to

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The Heard Natural Science Museum and

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Dinosaurs Alive! (October 19, 2007- February

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Dinosaurs Alive! is an outdoor exhibit

featuring life-size animatronic dinosaurs along

one of the hiking trails of the Heard sanctuary.

Watch them move and listen to them roar as you

learn about each one. It is a fun, educational

event for the entire family and provides a

wonderful outing during the holidays!

The Heard Natural Science Museum and

Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney is one of our

kids’ favorite places to go. It is close enough

that we can go after school and yet there is

enough to do to fill an entire day. The Heard

has six hiking trails totaling four and a half miles

that wander through 289 acres of wetlands,

forest and prairie. One of the high-lights of

the trail is a 200 year-old giant bur oak. It

is without a doubt the largest tree I have ever

seen in Texas. The self-guided trails are great

for birding, wildlife observation and picnicking

and just escaping urban life in general.

The Heard Nature Museum is kid friendly

with hands-on activities that include a Living Lab

where students can handle actual specimens

and use tools to answer scientific questions.

The indoor dinosaur dig is a favorite with my

kids. Other exhibits include: Texas’ venomous

snakes, rocks, minerals and fossils, seashells

and marine life, North Texas ecosystems and

more.

The Heard offers many special events

throughout the year including native plant sales,

photography contests, summer camps and

natural science courses for home schoolers.

Hours of operation are Monday through

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P A G E five

MORAL COMPASS

Representative Tan Parker

NATIVE TEXAN, TAN PARKER

has a long history with strong family ties in

the 380 corridor. He is an approachable,

efficient, energetic and a conservative

leader. He resides in Flower Mound, Texas

with his wife Beth and daughters Lauren

and Ashley.

Currently he serves in the Texas

House of Representatives. Republican Tan

Parker was elected in November 2006 to

represent District 63. This district includes

mutually rural and urban Denton County

that includes the cities of Pilot Point, Cross

Roads, Aubrey, Krugerville, Savannah,

Providence Village, Flower Mound,

Lewisville, Highland Village, Argyle,

Sanger, Krum, Ponder, Justin, Northlake,

Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Bartonville,

Trophy Club, and Roanoke.

Representative Parker earned a Bachelor

of Arts degree in Political Philosophy at the

University of Dallas, and later earned a

Master’s Degree from the London School

of Economics. While in London, he served

as an intern in the United States Commerce

Department.

“More than a decade ago, I had the

incredible opportunity to sit down and

personally visit with former President

Ronald Reagan. His belief in limited

government, economic prosperity, the

power of free markets, fighting evil around

the world, maintaining strong families

and a strong moral compass - these are

the issues that shaped my life and shaped

my formative years. Without question, my

time with Ronald Reagan was one of the

highlights of my life. He’s the individual

who made me realize the nobility of public

service, and how important it was for good

men and women to engage in the process,”

said Representative Parker

Starting as a teenager Parker

volunteered for numerous Republican

campaigns.

Representative Parker’s profession

in government started as an intern in the

White House under President George

H.W. Bush. Moreover, in 2005, he was

appointed by Governor Rick Perry to

serve as Chairman of the Texas Industrial

Development Corporation. Impressively,

Representative Parker was the driving force

behind the University of Dallas’ bid for the

George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Since his election, he helped coauthor

the Texas version of “Jessica’s Law” (House

Bill 8) to increase the punishments for child

predators. Recently the Texas House of

“As a conservative Republican,

I’m ready to serve the people of

District 63 by opposing a state

income tax, leading the fight for

property tax relief, reforming our

educational system, securing our

borders, and ensuring a better

quality of life for our growing

communities. As a husband and

father of two girls, you can also

count on me to stand firm for the

values of faith and family.”

-Tan Parker

Representatives

passed “Jessica’s

Law“ (House

Bill 8). This law

will eliminate the statute of limitations

from most sex offenses against children

and create a new felony in Texas, defined

as continuous abuse of a child (at least two

offenses over at least 30 days). This felony

would incorporate a mandatory sentence

of 25 years in prison for a first conviction.

A second conviction a capital offense would

result in life in prison without parole or the

death penalty.

Representative Parker authored House

Bill 2656 to add preventative measures that

will largely assist rural police departments.

This will encourage improved awareness

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hills. Even as an adult, you almost want to

walk right in to childhood again and join in

the fun. There are children interacting with

horses, boys in denim overalls sitting on a

dock that extends into the water, as the boy in

the foreground flies through the air on a tire

swing connected to a giving tree. In another

room across the office, she created an oldfashion

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Their fellow cowboy hangs on tight trying

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She is painting as

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LOS CHARROS

By Dishy Diva

My first visit to Los Charros

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restaurant had just opened and the

sign was not even in place that Los Charros Tex Mex restaurant

would not be very busy, oh contraire, the line was out the door. It

appears that my party of three was not the only group in the area

anticipating its opening.

This was the first I heard of Los Charros but many people

dinning there had been to one of the other five locations and were

awaiting the opening of the sixth location in Little Elm. This family

owned restaurant got its inspiration from Acapulco style fair with

special attention to seasoning, colors and textures that the attracts

the typical diner. Los Charros started with a dream and a small

restaurant in Richardson with about five tables. Now besides the

original establishment there are locations in Richardson, Plano,

Wylie, Rowlett and the newest in Little Elm located in the Eldorado

Crossing Shopping Center. After over a year of negotiating, the

newest location opened its doors to the agreeably appointed décor of

clean lines, dark woods, black seats and accent lighting of alabaster

and cast iron fixtures.

About a week after my original visit to Los Charros, I had

guests in from out of town and we decided to lunch early to avoid

the crowds. Arriving a little after 11:00 am, the place was jamming

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salsa and green salsa is available upon request. We opted to order

different items from the menu and sample from each other’s plate.

This worked out nicely except for the fact that I am the type of

dinner that is stuck on one item offered on the menu and order it

every time I return. Now, I will not know what to do with myself

during my next visit because every selection was divine.

The Lobster Enchiladas ($12.50) are superb. These white

corn tortilla enchiladas are two to a plate and stuffed with lobster,

shrimp, and tiny-diced bell peppers smothered in a creamy lobster

sauce. The flavors are distinctive and perfectly spiced. This entrée

comes with traditional refried beans and rice. The rice is moist and

lightly seasoned and large wedges of tomato and avocado garnish

this delicious selection. We also ordered the Combination Fajitas

($12.50) with beef and chicken. They arrived to our table with that

lovely sizzling sound and aroma that you can only get from piping

hot fajitas. The beef and chicken strips are moist and tender served

with tasty tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, rice and

beans. The do not miss item on the menu is Pechuga Con Hongos

($11.95) which translates to chicken with mushrooms but it oh so

much more! This selection is as festive to the eyes and nose as it is to

the taste buds. Eye-popping colors and incredible textures will wow

and delight you. The grilled chicken breast is plentiful and succulent

topped with a mound of grilled mushrooms, onion and bell peppers

in yellow, green and red. All of this is sautéed in garlic butter and

limejuice and served with an avocado salad, rice and beans. For

dessert, if you have any room left try the Flan ($3.95). It is a large

enough serving to share and its creamy texture is a perfect ending to

your meal. Wine, beer and Margaritas are available. We indulged

and ordered a frozen Margarita ($5.50) served up in a frosty chilled

mug and made with a nicely balanced homemade sweet and sour

solution. My hat is off to the long time chef Enrique Hernandez for

his excellent cooking and presentation. All of the staff was pleasant

and our server was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about every

item on the menu. He has a pleasant way to his service that makes

you feel right at home.

During our dining experience, I spoke with another guest who

frequents Los Charros. “Pineda Enchiladas ($9.95) is my favorite

menu item. The service is attentive and the food comes out fast.

Los Charros is consistently good,” said Stacie of Little Elm.

Los Charros offers lunch and dinner specials,

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from the grape skins, seeds, and stems. Moreover, in Cabernets predominantly,

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As a group, Cabernet Sauvignon wines are generally full-flavored, with a

stronger flavor than Merlot for instance with a smooth and lingering “finish”. It

is fittingly a special-occasion wine in many households.

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for wine production and one of the most widely planted grape varieties and

grown in most of the world’s wine regions. Cabernet sauvignon berries are

petite, globular with black, solid and exceptionally tough skin. This toughness

makes the grapes practically resilient to disease and spoilage and capable of

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varieties worldwide.

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of a registered sex offender’s presence by

adding an identifying emblem on their

driver’s license

“...equipped

to identify

registered sex

offenders, and

keep them

away from our

children.”

or other state

identification.

This tool will

assist in clear

identification

of convicted

child predators.

Rural police

applaud the

bill since some

communities

do not have access to computer databases

to assist in immediately in identifying a

suspect as a registered sex offender. With an

identifying emblem on identification such

as “RSO”, police officers would instantly

know that the suspect is a registered sex

offender. This is especially important if

police cross paths with a child predator

near a school, or around a public park.

The House passed House Bill 2656

twice unanimously last legislative session

but it was not heard in the Senate. Parker

will champion the bill again in the next

legislative session. “Now its time to look

at the prevention side of the equation by

better identifying registered sex offenders,”

Parker stated. Under Parker’s legislation,

the letters “RSO” will be printed in

bold black print on the upper left hand

corner of identification of registered sex

offenders’ whose victims are younger than

the age of 14 years old. This should end

instances where sex offenders effectively

obscure their backgrounds and ultimately

end up working directly with children.

“Unfortunately, experience shows us that

sexual offenders almost always become

repeat offenders,” Parker added. “My

legislation will ensure that law enforcement

professionals, employers, volunteer groups,

and even churches are better equipped to

identify registered sex offenders, and keep

them away from our children.”

Representative Parker during his first

term in the Texas Legislature serves on the

following committees: Human Services,

Local & Consent Calendars and State

Affairs.

He is focusing his efforts on further property

tax relief, appraisal reform, strengthening

border security and immigration policy,

promoting fiscally responsible government

spending, and protecting family values.

Representative Parker will be

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GOT

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IF YOU HAVE JUST MOVED

to the 380 corridor from a larger area,

you may notice a few things different

about your postal service. Many of the

communities in the corridor do not have

their mail delivered by the traditional

mail vehicle. You may notice what

appears to be a personal vehicle with a

flashing light on the top and a magnetic

sign on the door this is possibly your

mail delivery person. With the holidays,

quickly approaching it will become more

and more important for you to want to

receive and deliver your mail promptly.

There are a few tips from the area post

offices that will help to ensure prompt

delivery and pick up of your parcels.

The main goal is to keep your mailbox

area clear and safe. Even with homes

in some neighborhoods close together,

it is important that we give our mail

carriers 15 foot for approaching and 15

feet for departing your mailbox. They

request that for safety issues. Backing

up unnecessarily in residential areas can

be potentially harmful for children and

pets. Parking on the streets and blocking

the mailboxes may prohibit you and

possibly your neighbors from receiving

mail so please do not park I front of the

mailboxes. If you live in an area with

heavy construction and contractors

By R.C. Taylor

block your mailbox notify the builder

or developer directly. Trash containers

and recycling tubs full or empty can also

block your mailbox so try to put them

on the side of the house away from the

mailbox. Limbs from trees can block

the opening of the mailbox so keep your

trees trimmed so that you mail delivery

person can open your box without

obstructions or hazards. Landscaping

should not extend past your mailbox

and it is not a safe place for children to

leave their toys or bikes.

In addition, the United States Post

Office does not allow the use of your

mailbox for flyers or anything other than

outgoing or deliverable mail with affixed

postage. There are penalties for leaving

items other than mail in a mailbox such

as flyers or packages that did not go

through the postal service.

With the growth of the 380

corridor, the mail routes have increased

significantly. However, many Post

Offices are working with no additional

space and limited staff. The time that

they have in a delivery day is still the

same but the number of boxes they have

to deliver to have multiplied. I hope that

these simple tips will help you receive

and send mail flawlessly.


CHRISTMAS SEASON BEGINS ON THE SQUARE

Provided by: Micah Pazoureck

Capture the true spirit of a small-town holiday celebration at the 19th

Annual Holiday Lighting Festival on Thursday, November 29, 2007 on

Denton’s Historic Courthouse Square. This beloved community event,

held on the Thursday following Thanksgiving, includes musical and

dance presentations, shuttle rides through the historic district, children’s

crafts, visits with Santa, toy drive and a concert featuring Denton’s own

Grammy award-winner, Brave Combo.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY - Begins at 5:45 p.m. at

the Festival Stage.

HISTORIC DISTRICT TOUR by shuttle - $1 per person. Tours

will begin after the Tree Lighting Ceremony and end at

8:00 p.m.

CARRIAGE RIDES – $1 per person. Rides begin after Tree

Lighting Ceremony. Ends at 8:00 p.m.

PHOTO WITH SANTA - $1 per photo. Photos begin after the

Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ends at 8:00 p.m.

BRAVE COMBO begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Performance

Stage (Free) (Inclement weather location: Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney)

WASSAIL FEST CONTEST – Free Wassail served at

participating stores. Vote before 8:00 p.m. (This is a Litter

Free Event. Please do your part to Keep Denton Beautiful.)

Please bundle up and join us on Thursday! Do not forget to bring a

new, unwrapped toy for WFAA’s Santa’s Helpers toy drive. All donated

toys will be distributed to needy families in Denton County. For more

information, check www.dentonholidaylighting.com

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AUBREY

Oct 6

Annual Aubrey Peanut Festival

Funds raised from this event support the Aubrey Library. This is a fun family event full of activities, venders and food.

DALLAS

Sep. 28 thru Oct. 21

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The 2007 State Fair of Texas will be held this year from Sept. 28 to Oct. 21, 2007 at the Dallas Fair Park, a 277-acre

entertainment and recreation complex owned by the City of Dallas, which is located two miles east of downtown Dallas.

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Oct. 20

2007 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®

Join in the fight against breast cancer by participating in 2007 Komen Dallas

Race for the Cure®. Your support and contribution will help win the race to

eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. For more info, please visit

www.komen-dallas.org

Oct. 30

Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will co-headline their first tour together this fall. Each set

will include songs in both English & Spanish. www.americanairlinescenter.com

DENTON

Oct.19

The Story of the Chisholm Trail

Robin Cole Jett, will discuss the Chisholm Trail and its impact on the history of Denton

and this region. This talk is in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the

City of Denton. The event is free and handicapped accessible. From12:15-1:00 at the

Commissioners Courtroom, Courthouse-on-the-Square, 110 W. Hickory, Denton, TX

76201. For more information call 940-349-2850, or visit us online www.dentoncounty.

com/chos,

Oct. 31st

Masquerade Ball, Trick-or-Treating, and 1857 Old West Haunted House

Historic Downtown Denton Courthouse-on-the-Square, 110 W. Hickory St.Trick or

Treating, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Haunted House, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Proceeds benefit the

United Way of Denton County.

October (full month)

Treasure Hunt to benefit the United Way of Denton County

Chance to win $1857 cash. Begins October 1 and runs through October 31 with the

winner being announced at the event. For more information email funcommittee@

nuconsteel.com

Nov.16

The Story of Maureen Moon

Rodeo Horseback Trick Rider and Barrel Racer by Mary Ann DeBerry. She will discuss

the life of her mother, Maureen Moon, the renowned rodeo performer and Denton

resident... This talk is in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the City

of Denton. The event is free and handicapped accessible. From 12:15-1:00, at the

Commissioners Courtroom, Courthouse-on-the-Square, 110 W. Hickory, Denton, TX

76201. For more information call 940-349-2850, or visit us online www.dentoncounty.

com/chos,

FRISCO

Oct. 12 & 13

Frisco Storytelling Festival

The Frisco Storytelling Festival offers superlative tale telling. With captivating fables from

ancient cultures, hilarious misadventures, rollicking anecdotes, toe-tapping tunes and

the tallest of tales. Besides story concerts, you’ll enjoy puppet shows, music, and folk

arts and crafts, providing family fun and entertainment for all ages. The 2007 Festival

will be in Frisco Square Plaza in front of the new Frisco Library and City Hall at 6101

Frisco Square Blvd. For more information about this event visit www.friscofest.org

LITTLE ELM

October 6

Little Elm Fire Department Open House will be held at the Central Fire Station, 101

Hardwick Lane from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Visit the Fire Safety House, entertainment,

food and fun. Health screenings by Denton Regional Medical Center. For more

information contact Margaret Corn at 214.975.0424

PROSPER

Oct. 20

Health and Safety Fair

Save the date! Prospers annual Health and Safety Fair will be held at the Providence

High School Multipurpose Complex from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm. Fun for the entire family.

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We accept most insurances.

I am going to be a freshman this year

my future plans are to be a neonatal

nurse. This year I am in all advanced

classes, I can’t slack off! What are

some tips so I won’t start slacking off

in school?

Lynn G., Providence, TX

First of all congratulations, you have

identified your problem and you are willing

to change. Now putting forth the effort and

following through

with a plan will get

you to your desired

goal.

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Beginning the

the school year by

establishing good

study habits is going

to carry you through

your entire year

and beyond. By

establishing good

study habits you will

get a lot more done

in a shorter period

of time.

Here are a few

suggestions: Sit in

the front row. Get a

study partner. Don’t

hang around people

who don’t care

about their grades.

Set some goals and

remember them by

writing them down

so you can see them. It will help if you have

some motivation for yourself, like finishing

all your homework by 9PM; follow it up with

a reward. Remember too, you are the key to

your success and nobody else. Make sure you

are getting a good night sleep this will help

you pay attention because you will not be so

tired and your comprehension will improve

when you are well rested.

Brain Tracy says: “Successful people are

simply those with success habits.”

k

What do you think of children’s books

in general and have you read The

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister?

Sue W. Little Elm, TX

I used to work with Barns and Noble,

from there I became a professional storyteller,

my audience was anywhere between birth

and teenagers. I came to this conclusion; all

books for the very young reader are written

for the parents. If the parents are not drawn

to the physical appearance, message or moral

of the story then it is a sure thing -- the book

will never make it to market.

The beautiful colors and shinny things

on the pages of children’s books are for

getting the attention of the child. So when

Mom or Dad read the book the child will at

least look at the pictures. Of course, we all

know that the mere fact that Mom or Dad

sits down with them and reads to them, not

only gives the child quality time with the

parent but also teaches the child the love of

reading, of listening and participating in a


Children are made readers

on the laps of their parents.

~ Emilie Buchwald (1994) ~

most enjoyable environment.

I loved The Rainbow Fish book because of its simple

but yet very big message. The rainbow fish was so proud of

his shinny scales that he had no room in his life for anything

but his own self love. Once he was told of his unbecoming

behavior he realized that his beauty was not on the outside

but on the inside and then changed his behavior and find that

love comes from all around him. Perhaps the most amazing

thing about this book are the beautiful pictures.

Even if you have one child, you will find that she or he

will pull this book off the shelf first, spending many hours just

looking at the colorful pictures, and re-reading or telling the

story to his or herself again and again. Do not hesitate to add

this book to your child’s reading list.

k

Lately, I hear a lot of people saying “we are

Americans too” when they are from Mexico or other

places. When you think of an “American” do you

think of a citizen of the United States only?

Sage M. Denton, TX.

Yes, I do. However, I do understand that there are other

countries, Latin America, S. America and North America

that might want to lay clam to being an American as they do

come from an American continent but they are not what the

world has come to recognize as “Americans”.

We are the United States of America, on the North

American Continent, herein lies the difference, we actually

have America in our country’s name, and they do not. We are

“Americans” from the United States of America.

k

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HALLOWEEN

Safety Tips

THE TRICK TO A SAFE TREAT

By Jeremy S. Baker, MD

There is nothing more delightful than opening up your door to

children dressed up for Halloween saying “Trick-or-Treat”. Whether

it is a girl in her plump pumpkin costume, or a boy in his Sponge

Bob costume, it is wonderful to watch children proudly showing off

their favorite character. This tradition was something I always looked

forward to as a child. I think we all remember our first Halloween

costume. With the resurrection and popularity of Spiderman, I am

having flashbacks to my first costume when I would walk around

pretending to shoot spider webs on unsuspecting friends.

While Halloween can be fun for the whole family, children and

parents should pause to think about having a safe evening as well.

Trick-or-treating in the neighborhood is a tradition for many families,

which makes practicing street safety a priority on this holiday. Recent

studies have indicated that compared to other nights, pedestrian

fatalities are 4 times more likely on Halloween. While this statistic is

somewhat disturbing, there is no reason to panic as a parent. The key

to having a safe Halloween is preparation.

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR

FAMILY TO ENSURE A SAFE AND FUN HALLOWEEN.

FOR PARENTS:

• Investigate safe places such as a sponsored event at a mall,

school, church or neighborhood event

• Accompany young children on the route

• Send older children out with friends, a watch, and a flashlight

• Agree to a route and expected arrival time prior to departure

• Always check your children’s treats prior to consumption

FOR CHILDREN:

• Wear light-colored clothing or costumes

• Start early and end early

• Use sidewalks or walk facing traffic

• Use make-up instead of a mask for better visibility

• Carry a flashlight or light stick

• Stop only at well-lighted houses

• Always keep a safe distance between you and moving vehicles

• Avoid busy intersections

• Stop, look, and listen at corners or before crossing the street.

Walk, don’t run

• Never go inside a stranger’s house or apartment, no matter

what anyone says

• Don’t carry sharp instruments and never carry a lighted candle

or open flame

• Have a parent check the treats before you eat them

My hope is that you and your family will have a safe and fun filled

Halloween. If everyone does their part, the only thing to be scared

about are those ghosts and goblins walking the streets!

TRICK-OR-TREAT

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Haunted Houses

(not recommended for children)

ARINGTON

October

Nightmares Haunted House

Nightmares has professionally created an adrenaline filled experience

that will leave you breathless. Conveniently located in the middle of the

Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex in Arlington Texas just south of Interstate 20

on South Cooper Street. See websites for discount nights and events.

www.nightmaresarlington.com

DALLAS

Sep. 28 - Oct. 31

Dallas ScareGrounds

Dallas Scare Ground opens Friday, September 28, 2007 for weekends through

Halloween. Located deep in the heart of Dallas near the Design District, just

northwest of downtown. Please visit our web site for more information at

www.dallasscaregrounds.com

GAINSVILLE

Oct. 5 - 31

Dr. Haunt’s Chamber of Fears

Located in the old Pawn shop located on I-35 in Gainesville (exit #499 if you’re

traveling North and exit #498A if you’re traveling South). Since the Haunted House

has been located in Gainesville, the students at North Central Texas College have

been running the show. From redesigning the Haunted House 100% every year to

creating the marketing plan. Chamber of Fears is the largest student organization

fundraiser that NCTC embarks on each year and has got to be one of the scarcest.

For details about this Gainesville Texas haunted house, please visit www.

drhauntshouse.com

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PATCH

Aubrey Pumpkin Patch

Katie’s Pumpkin Market

Celebrate the harvest season from October 1-31st. Bring the family

to to visit a working farm that has been operating since 1952. Open

daily from 9:00 am-6pm. Located at 736 Rock Hill Road, Aubrey.

Admission $7.00 per person or $5.00 per person for groups of

20 or more. For more information please call 940.365.9078 or

940.365.2201 or visit on-line at www.aubreypumpkinpatch.com


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The visual you must have when I tell you the last time I shaved under my

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lift up my arm to shave and realize it is no longer necessary. No, I did

not go all-natural nor am I attempting to achieve the traditional Continental

European look.

Imagine not having to deal with the tediousness, regularity, expense,

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of light that can get rid of it and keep it away. About ten days after my

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to return and when it did it was lighter and thinner. With each treatment,

I noticed less and less hair then there was none. The most amazing thing

(other than not having to shave my underarms) is that my skin is soft and

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woman squeal with joy! While some people will experience permanent

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Laser treatment can remove hair from many areas of the body, including the

face, upper lip, bikini line, and neck area. After a series of treatments, it will

most likely be gone forever. More than one treatment is required because

hair grows in cycles. The laser only disables the hair in the active stage of

growth at the time of treatment. The hairs that return are those that were

not in the active stage of growth at the time of treatment. You will notice

significant results after one treatment the hair will appear lighter in color and

finer in texture, but additional treatments are necessary to have complete

clearance of hair.

As with most of my treatments I chose to go to Premier Laser center

in Denton. The prices were considerably less than some clinics in Plano

and Frisco. Also, because of the experience of Marti Settle in the field of

laser hair removal Premier Laser was the obvious choice. Marti Settle, CLS,

CHLRP, oversees all aspects of the center and consults with all patients.

She is one of only 10 nationally certified laser hair removal professionals

in Texas having passed the board examination to earn the designation

as CHLRP. Marti is a founding member and is on the board of directors

of TACLER, a professional association working with the state of Texas to

develop educational and practice standards for aesthetic laser procedures.

She is also active in education and is currently assisting in the development

of regulations for training and certification of laser technicians.

Other than telling you why to laser I have decided a more significant

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• TWEEZERS, SHAVING, WAXING, and DEPILATORY CREAMS are a

great reason to laser. The biggest disadvantage with all of these methods is

that hair usually returns within three to seven days.

• ELECTROLYSIS provides longer-lasting results than conventional methods.

For many, however, electrolysis is too painstaking as it treats one hair follicle

at a time. Compared to electrolysis, laser hair removal typically requires

fewer treatment sessions, less time per session, and minimal discomfort.

Complications are possible with any procedure, though rare with laser

hair removal. Hyper-pigmentation: a light or dark discoloration of the skin is

uncommon and typically lasts for only a short time, in rare cases it can last for

months or be permanent. Medicated creams can reduce dark discoloration.

Blisters, burns, infection, and allergic reaction are also possible but rare.

Treatments with medicated ointments and creams are available. If you have

a history of cold sores please inform your technician so they can assist you in

getting proper medication before your treatment begins. You will also need

to go in for a spot test prior to your first treatment.

You may want to know if it is painful and the answer is yes but minimal.

However, to me it is less painful than waxing and results only last for a short

time. Most people describe the treatment feeling like a series of pinpricks to

the skin or snapping of a rubber band, which last only a short time during

the treatment. You will smell a slight odor of burning hair during the process.

The sound of the machine and the anticipation that it might hurt stirs up a

little anxiety. After the first few zaps, it did not bother me for the rest of the

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Thankful Traditions

We have a family reunion for a

week. After our Thanksgiving dinner,

we watch the two football games

together with all 18 of my cousins and

all the parents.

Mike S.

We used to all go to my grandparents

house every year, but they died, and

so now, we all go to my Aunt’s house

the day before Thanksgiving. We all

bring our aprons, even all the little

kids, because everyone participates

in the preparation of the dinner. The

next day, about noon, we all gather

around the table hold hands and pray

remembering all those who died in

our family then we pig out and watch

football, listen to music, eat more, and

laugh a lot.

Shawn J.

We hang out and play games like

bingo and Scene-it. The younger

kids usually take a plate of food and

desserts to the elderly man across

the street. Rebecca W.

After dinner, the guys do their thing,

but the girls help out Grandma

decorate her Christmas tree. I love

the holidays.

Leslie B.

Because of eating too much we end

up lying on the couch and taking

a nap followed with all of us going

outside and have a big family football

game, followed by playing some

ultimate Frisbee.

Bill T.

We all have to stand up, and tell

everyone else, for what we are

thankful. This takes quite awhile,

because there are some clowns in

the family. The men usually watch

whatever football game, and the

women cook, laugh and have a great

time. I love the food, the games and

being with everyone. It is not about

the food, it is about all of us getting

together and having a great time.

Erica D.

We have a giant turkey bowl game

with the whole family. Grandpa

always films it with commentary then

we all sit and watch it when we get

home. It’s a blast.

Ty J.

by Geri Cuthbert

Thanksgiving stands as one of the most treasured American holidays. An annual tradition

fixed on honoring the piety and perseverance of the nation’s earliest arrivals during colonial

days. Once again, it is almost that time of year to celebrate all the blessing, which we have

received so abundantly. It is in the spirit of Thanksgiving that family traditions continue to

hold deep meaning and gratitude for the past, a time to reaffirm our love of family, neighbors

and community. We all have family traditions, some new, some are old, but we all participate

in them and especially at Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving traditions mean different things to different people and according

to their ages, they fill their minds with lasting and endearing memories. I thought

it would be interesting to ask some of my friends, neighbors and acquaintances

what are their Thanksgiving traditions. Not just the turkey feast, but also their

most treasured Thanksgiving traditions. I thought you might like reading some

of their comments.

Before we sit down at the table on

Thanksgiving, we circle around the

table, and each of us says what he or

she is most thankful for at the time. I

love the bonding, close feeling. Some

recent years have brought loss, but

the thanks include “their memories”

and it is really beautiful.

Leigh D.

Oh, you forget the most important

one, after eating all that great food

the girls go and do the dishes, while

the boys retire and watch the football

game. Isn’t America great?

R.J. T

And the final a quote from the1963

Presidential Proclamation – John F.

Kennedy

“Let us therefore proclaim our

gratitude to Providence for

manifold blessings—let us be

humbly thankful for inherited

ideals—and let us resolve to share

those blessings and those ideals

with our fellow human beings

throughout the world.”

May your Thanksgiving be abundant with traditions

and memories to last you a lifetime.

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perfect ending to any Thanksgiving meal.

4-6 servings

2¼ hours 2 hours prep

1 cup powdered sugar

1 eight-ounce package of cream cheese

4 tablespoons soft butter

½-teaspoon vanilla (I add a splash more)

For garnish, I like to sprinkle a little extra powdered sugar

and/or nutmeg around the edges of the serving platter.

We hope you enjoy this festive

dessert, from our family to yours

with Thanksgiving blessings.

BEAT EGGS on high for 5 minutes.

Gradually BEAT IN SUGAR, PUMPKIN, and

LEMON JUICE.

MIX the rest of the regular ingredients.

SPREAD on greased 15 by 9 inch cookie sheet and

top with nuts.

BAKE at 350 for 15 minutes.

TURN OUT on towel that you have sprinkled with

powdered sugar.

Start at narrow end, ROLL CAKE, AND

TOWEL TOGETHER.

Let COOL for an hour.

FILLING: MIX all of ingredients together.

UNROLL CAKE part and spread filling evenly over.

ROLL BACK UP without the towel.

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Go Natural!

by Dana Mordecai

As the harvest season approaches, we all turn our minds to walks in

the pumpkin patch and thoughts of turkey dinners, hayrides and the

beginning of a hectic holiday season. When decorating for fall, it can

be as easy or elaborate as you make it. The natural look is an easy, yet

elegant way to utilize nature’s bounty around your home.

Gathering pumpkins and gourds from the grocery store is a fall

decorating staple, but look around your home for other items that can

be reused in different ways for a look that makes you feel homier. Try

using quilts or other blankets with warm colors to layer with tablecloths

to add some coziness. Use a large vase to fill with mini-gourds for a

colorful look. When using fall leaves from a nature walk with your

kids, rub the leaves with moisturizer and let dry to prevent them from

curling. These are great tossed on a table to add to a centerpiece, or

can be tacked onto a taper candle or pressed into a larger pillar candle

after melting the wax slightly using a hair dryer.

Speaking of centerpieces, this is usually the focal point of any

annual family dinner. Remember to not overwhelm your table settings

with a centerpiece that goes overboard. Again, think naturally when

placing items in the center of the table. This could be as simple as a

few candlesticks tied with raffia. Or pumpkins in varying height down

the middle of the table. The main focus should be the time with

friends and family, not how much detail is in the decorating.

The smells of the holidays will waft from the kitchen to the

outdoors, so try a few things outside to spruce up your home with a fall

theme. Use a pumpkin as a flower container for mums on your front

porch. This would work extremely well with smaller pots of flowers

that can be easily taken out when pumpkins can give way to other

containers. Of course, a hay bale or corn stalks tied to the porch post

are great ways to use the harvest of the season to decorate outside.

Also, an easy, natural wreath for the front door can be made by using

apples, pears and nuts tied with floral wire to a form with just a few

pieces of twigs and leaves for filler. This would be a great project with

kids and a reason to give thanks for time spent together.

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A former Mean Green offensive

coordinator, Dodge is one of the nation’s

most successful high school coaches and

one of the most winning in Texas history.

Todd Dodge is the University of North

Texas’ 16th head football coach selected by

University President Gretchen M. Bataille and

Director of Athletics Rick Villarreal.

Dodge, 43, is widely respected as one of the

nation’s most successful high school football

coaches for his winning records at Carroll

High School in nearby Southlake, Texas.

During the five years that Carroll has been

designated a Class 5A high school, Dodge has

won three state championships and compiled a

staggering 77-1 record.

“The goals and standards that Coach

Todd Dodge has established for his football

programs are exemplary, as evidenced in his

record of successes and national reputation,”

Villarreal said. “He has a passion for the

Mean Green, and we are confident that he

is the coach to elevate North Texas’ football

program.”

Dodge is already familiar with the university,

having served as its offensive coordinator in

the 1992 and 1993 seasons. During his tenure

he directed the Mean Green offense to a pergame

average of 348 yards and 26 points. He

oversaw the progression of quarterback Mitch

Maher, who holds

numerous Mean

Green offensive

records, including

pass completions,

passing yards, and

total offense. Maher

went on to play

for the Canadian

Football Leagues’

Shreveport Pirates.

Dodge’s coaching

abilities have in

recent years made

his name synonymous with high school football

on the national scale. In addition to winning

three of the last four Class 5A state titles,

Southlake Carroll was recognized as national

champions by USA Today in 2004 and by

PrepNation.com in 2005. Dodge has amassed

a 96-11 record overall at Carroll since taking

over in 2000. His only loss since the beginning

of the 2002 season was by a single point in the

2003 state title game. In 2005, the Dragons set

the Texas 5A state record for most points in a

single season by tallying 764.

Dodge was named National Coach of the

Year by Schutt Sports in 2004 and by USA

Today in 2005. He shaped the last four Texas

5A Players of the Year, and all are playing

NCAA Div. I football – Chase Wasson at

Texas State University, Chase Daniel at the

University of Missouri (2003 and 2004), and

Greg McElroy at the University of Alabama.

Overall, Dodge has witnessed the signing

of more than 22 of his players to NCAA

Div. I athletic scholarships since becoming a

head coach.

A former starting quarterback for the

University of Texas, Dodge threw for 2,791

yards and 18 touchdowns during his time in

Austin. He still ranks ninth in both categories

on the Longhorn’s all-time leaders list. His

96-yard touchdown pass against Rice in

1985 is tied for the second-longest play in

UT’s history.

After graduating from Texas, Dodge

served as offensive coordinator at Rockwall

and McKinney High Schools. While coaching

quarterbacks at Rockwall, he helped lead the

Yellow Jackets to an appearance in the state’s

title game. He also helped McKinney reach

the state quarterfinals in 1991. After his stint

at North Texas, Dodge served as head coach

at Cameron’s C.H. Yoe High School from

1994-96.

Join Mean Green for Homecoming on

October 27, 2007 at 6:00 PM.

For more information visit MeanGreenSports.Com

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ROCK LOTTERY and the Denton County

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

Each year the Rock Lottery donates its proceeds to selected

charities and organizations in the Denton, TX area. This

year’s recipient will be the Denton County African American

Museum.

Currently under construction with a projected completion

date in February 2008, this museum will feature material

related to the African American community in Denton

County from 1875 to present in a fully restored structure

from the Quakertown period of Denton. The museum will

be located in the Historical Park of Denton County at the

corner of Carroll Boulevard and Mulberry in Denton. For

more information about the new museum, call 940-349-2850

or visit www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam.

The Rock Lottery is celebrating ten years of creating

music by chance. Instigated ten years ago by Chris Weber, the

Rock Lottery is simple, but effective. Twenty-five handpicked

musicians meet at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the event at the

evening’s performance venue. These volunteers are organized

into five bands through a lottery based chance selection. The

five different groups are then released to practice at different

locations. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band

name and three to five songs. The bands then return to the

venue and perform what they have created in front of a waiting

audience.

This year’s Rock Lottery Anniversary

Weekend is on October 6-7, 2007 at Dan’s Silver

Leaf, 103 Industrial Street, Denton, TX. Doors

open at 9:00 p.m. and the event starts promptly

thereafter.

For more information, contact Chris

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FROM GERI AT SAVANNAH CLUB HOUSE

“Why does my shower head continue to leak and what needs to be done to stop it?”

Geri,

Most all shower heads will drip after use until the excess pressure in the head is relieved, this usually

only last for seconds at a time. If your shower head continues to drip constantly, then it is most likely

the shower cartridge itself. In order to correct this problem you would have to pull the cartridge and

check it for trash or debris. (Trash or debris is usually a rock, solder or some other form of restrictive

particle.) If trash is found simply clean out the debris and reinstall the cartridge and this should

correct the problem. If no trash is found or the valve continues to leak after debris is removed, then

the cartridge itself would need to be replaced. Replacing the cartridge in most all cases will correct

leaky valves.

STEPS TO REPAIR OR

REPLACE CARTRIDGE

1. Turn off water to house.

2. Remove handle assembly.

3. Remove face plate or escutcheon

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“My tub drains very slow and

I cannot remove the stopper all

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Betty,

This is a very simple process, first you

will need a pair of channel locks or

pliers, secondly lower the stopper to

where it rest lightly on the tub drain

itself, next take your tool of choice

(channel locks or pliers) and firmly

turn the stopper counter clock wise

until the stopper feels loose enough

to turn by hand. Once you have taken

the stopper out you should have

access to clean the drain. After you

clean out the stoppage run water

through the drain to make sure the

tub is draining and re-install the

stopper.

FROM JON IN LITTLE ELM

“I would like to have a dual head shower is this an expensive up grade?”

Jon,

This is a very common request that we get quite often and an upgrade that can incur some cost.

There are a couple of different options for this application. More than likely you have a standard

one valve with one shower head application. In order to add an additional shower head to your

current shower valve you would need to add a diverter valve. What a diverter valve does is allows

you to run multiple water outlets using one control valve. With a diverter valve application you can

run one head at a time or both at once. The other alternative is adding in an additional shower

valve and shower head. The reason we cannot just add a second shower head to your current valve

is because the first shower head that comes off the valve will operate properly while the second

head will barely have a trickle of water. The reason for this is the first water outlet will consume all

of the water flow and leave nothing for the second outlet. This is why we add a diverter valve or an

additional shower valve so we can keep the water pressure consistent to both outlets. Unfortunately

to do either of these upgrades we would have to open up the wall to expose the plumbing and install

the new valve assembly that you chose. In addition to our plumbing cost there would be drywall,

paint and possibly some tile repair cost. As I said at first this is a common request that we get quite

often but it is also a moderately difficult project that will incur some cost.

FROM DAVID IN PALOMA CREEK

“How often should I drain my water heater and what are the benefits?”

David,

This is one of the most common questions we get asked in this business. It is a good practice to drain

your water heater at least once a year. By draining your water heater it would definitely increase

the life and performance of your heater. Many people are under the impression that the heater

will just take care of itself and that’s just not true. By not draining your water heater you allow

sediment and rust particles to form inside and accumulate at the bottom of the tank. In a gas heater

the burner assembly is located at the bottom of the heater so as the sediment thickens the heat

from the burner becomes less and less effective. In electric water heaters the sediment will collect

around the heating element causing the element to be useless and eventually failing. Both of these

scenarios can be prolonged or sometimes avoided just by keeping up with regular maintenance on

your water heater.

HOW TO DRAIN AND CLEAN THE TANK

• Shut off gas or electricity to water heater.

• Attach a garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the tank and run it out

into the yard.

• With the water to the heater left on, slowly open the drain valve at the bottom of

the heater until you get clean water.

• Close the incoming cold water valve at the top of the tank

• Open the pressure relief valve on the tank to break the vacuum.

• When finished reverse the process, remembering to not turn on the gas or

electricity until the tank has refilled.

• Prior to refilling the water heater you should open a hot water valve in you line

to allow the air to escape as your water heater refills.

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