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Lost Creek February 2018

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ELECTRICIAN $20 Off Any Service Call! 1 Not to be combined with any other discount or offer. WIRED Electrical Services Residential & Commercial Award Winner Master #100394 • TECL #22809 24/7 Service 5 Year Warranty* 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! P Mount Flat Screens P Generators P Lighting P Add Circuits P Panel Replacement P Cable/Phone 713-467-1125 281-897-0001 www.wiredes.com Family Owned & Operated FAT TUESDAY FEB. 13, 2018 MARDI GRAS 1/6-2/13/18 FUN FACTS: WOULD YOU BELIEVE? • More than 500,000 king cakes are sold each year in New Orleans between January 6 th and Fat Tuesday. • The king cakes include a tiny plastic baby doll inside; the person who finds the doll is declared “king” and must buy the next cake or give the next party. • The metro area’s 37,000-plus hotel rooms are traditionally 95% filled during Mardi Gras weekend. • An economic impact study released by the University of New Orleans estimates that Mardi Gras generates over $840 million annually. • The largest of about one dozen Mardi Gras supply houses in New Orleans sells an estimated one billion pairs of beads for a Mardi Gras season. • The super parades of Endymion and Bacchus, feature a combined total of 67 floats, 60 marching bands and more than 250 units. Their 4,200 members toss more than 1.5 million cups, 2.5 million doubloons and millions of beads. • One of the most photographed objects in all of Mardi Gras is the Boeuf Gras float in the Rex parade. Since the Middle Ages, the bouef gras (fatted bull) has been the symbol of the last meat eaten before Lent. Courtesy: neworleanscvb.com GARDENING TIPS FOR FEBRUARY FLOWERS • Plants to set: Alyssum, Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Carnations, Columbine, Cornflower, Daisies, Delphinium, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox (Louisiana), Shrimp Plant, Snapdragon, Stock and Verbena. VEGETABLES • Plant beets, broccoli (plants), brussel sprouts (plants), cabbage (plants), carrots, cauliflower (plants), celery, chinese cabbage (plants), chives collards (plants), endive, kale, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onions (plants), parsley, garden peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, tomato (seeds) and turnips. TREES AND SHRUBS • Finish all transplanting, get everything in the ground for a good spring spurt of growth. Transplant balled and burlap, container-grown, bare-root deciduous evergreen trees, shrubs, roses and vines while still dormant. • Finish pruning roses. Weed and cultivate lightly all beds. Replenish mulch as needed. • Control early spring insects like thrips on glads and aphids on young tender growth. Spray with Malathion, Diazinon or Orthene. • At the end of February: peach, apple and pear fruit must be thinned to insure quality production at harvest. • Give groundcovers a haircut. They will spread faster. • Divide daylilies, daisies and other perennials now. 6 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

Tompkins Fine Arts Department presents SCOUTING... NEWS Brownie GS Troop Openings For 2Nd Grade Girls-Katy Wide Troop 128006, a Katy wide 2 nd Grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop, has opening for 2 nd grade girls. We welcome new to GS, returning & existing 2 nd grade Girl Scouts. Meetings: Every other Monday, 6:30-8 PM, 20000 Franz Road area. Contact Lee at gstroop128006@ gmail.com for more information. Scout It Out And Come Join Cub Scouts With Pack 353! Field trips. Camping. Racing. Fitness. Friendship. Pack 353 has been keeping the Scout spirit alive since 1982. With over 60 scouts and 20 dynamic leaders, we are gearing up for a funfilled year with a wide variety of activities that help boys develop leadership skills, build character, strengthen communication skills and demonstrate good citizenship. Boys entering first through fifth grades are welcome to join us anytime throughout the year. If you would like more information on joining Cub Scouts and participating in our summertime activities, please contact our Cubmaster Randy Barras at: 353katy@gmail. com. Keeping it fun. Doing our best. Homeschool Pack 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1 st through 5 th grade, please contact Jack M. Jones at 281-558-5722. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, on the stage of Tompkins High School Performing Arts Center, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre! February 1-2 @ 7PM February 3 @ 2PM & 7PM Students-$12 / Adults - $15 Reserved Seating tickets go on sale January 15th at www.TompkinsTheatre.com General Admission Seating tickets sold in the PAC Jan 29th – Feb 2nd, 11am-1pm & at the door prior to each performance. Tompkins High School Performing Arts Center 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd. Katy, TX 77494 Assistance: tompkinsboxoffice@gmail.com Become a Dental Assistant in just 10 weeks! 10 Week Course Tuition $3250 • Payment Plans Training Since 1995 Spring Session begins April 7, 2018 Open House: February 16th • 4-7 pm Houston Dental Assistant School Located in Katy and Spring/The Woodlands www.hdas.biz For info packet call 281-363-0600 or email us at admin@hdas.biz Approved by the TWC Career Schools and Colleges Community Newsletter | February 2018 7