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Lone Oak March 2018

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Krenek Printing NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTERS www.krenekprinting.com 281-463-8649 RESIDENTS: Please support the businesses within this newsletter. It is because of their support that you receive this paper at no charge to you or your HOA. Share your community news with us. Non-profit, scouts, school, dated events, etc. send to news@krenekprinting.com LLC ADVERTISERS: Want your ad to be placed in this newsletter and mailed to the homeowners every month? For more information, pricing or to view newsletters online please visit www.krenekprinting.com or email ads@krenekprinting.com BUSINESS FINDER: Search for businesses in your local area and find great deals on the goods and services you are looking for! NEWSLETTERS: View your newsletter online! You can read your community news on our website or download it to take with you and print. Archived issues are also available. MOBILE: You now have access to our full website optimized for your mobile device, making it even easier to find the things you need on the go! MORE: Find information about advertising opportunities, article submissions, our company, and frequently asked questions. NOW OFFERING FULL COLOR PRINTING SERVICES! Call today for a quote! 34 Hot Fruit Compote INGREDIENTS: 1 (16 ounce) can pears in juice 1 (15 ounce) can peaches in juice 1 (15 ounce) can pitted cherries in water 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, cut in small pieces DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour pears, peaches and cherries with their liquids into the prepared baking dish, stir. Stir oats and 1/4 cup brown sugar together in a bowl, sprinkle over the fruit mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar over the oat layer. Sprinkle cinnamon over the brown sugar. Arrange butter pieces evenly over the top. Bake until hot, bubbly and slightly brown at edges, about 20 minutes. Serve over waffles, pancakes, scones or shortbread. Also great served warm over vanilla ice cream! Source: allrecipes.com Peanut Clusters You could make this on National Peanut Cluster Day March 8 th ! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup roasted peanuts 2 cups crispy rice cereal DIRECTIONS: In a medium heat-proof bowl, melt together the chocolate chips and condensed milk in the microwave. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Stir in the peanuts and rice cereal until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Chill 2 hours to set. Source: allrecipes.com March 2018 | Lone Oak

Gardening Tips for March VEGETABLES • Plant vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and snap beans and pepper, as well as cucumbers, lima or butter beans, cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has warmed sufficiently - 70 degrees F. or higher), southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon. LAWN • Re-sod or replant as needed with turfgrasses adapted to this part of Texas and suited to the planting location (shade or sun). • When resodding semi-shaded areas with St. Augustine, use ONLY the variety Floratam for best pest resistance. See www.plantanswers.com/grass.htm. TREES AND SHRUBS • Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as possible. In shady areas, where grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a dependable groundcover such as English ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of the prostrate junipers. • Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during early March. However, be sure to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have bloomed. • Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because you give them food just before the spring growing season starts. PREPARE FOR TAX SEASON 2018 Here are 10 ways to get a jump start on your taxes now: • Figure out which forms you’ll need: There are many different tax forms for different financial situations. If you’re unsure which tax form to use, visit the IRS’s website or consult a professional. • Keep all receipts in the same place: If you’re someone who itemizes deductions, it is important to store all of your receipts together in the same place. If you lose any, it could cost you. • Store all tax returns together: Since we often have to reference the previous year’s return when preparing the current one, it’s a good idea to make sure you store them all in the same place. • Review/revise your W-4: If you’ve experienced any life changes from the previous year (adding or losing any family members), ask your employer if you can review your W-4. The IRS recommends doing this every year. • Do your research: If you plan to do your taxes on your own, make sure you educate yourself about the deductions you’re entitled to. If you plan to hire someone, check around and make sure they’re reputable. • Save your money: Unless you fill out the 1040EZ form and mail it in yourself, it’s going to cost you money to file your taxes. • Check your deductions: If you’ve had any major life events this year, you may be entitled to some sizable deductions. It’s a good idea to research all possible deductions to avoid overpaying your taxes. • Track all charitable donations: Charitable donations are taxdeductible, so if you have any monthly or one-off donations, make sure to keep track so that you can deduct these expenses from your taxes. From: USA today Lone Oak | March 2018 35