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This page last updated on 8/25/14
Thursday's posting of the weather forecast will be on the Index page of the website from now on.
There is a good deal of information on this page, including contact information for realtors listing lake property and
other items which are LOST, for sale or "give-away", so please scroll down.

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4/29 - Ralph Crum is the Secretary/Treasurer for CCWC. His phone in the Brodin Building office is (979) 828-2907; his e-mail is <ccwc@windstream.net>. Anyone having issues that need his attention can reach him at either the phone number or the e-mail, leaving a message if necessary on the answering system. The CCWC mailing address is now: P.O. Box 37, New Baden, TX 77870.

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7/12/14 - On Friday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the New Baden Community Center, the Post Office managers from Houston are coming to hear your thoughts about maintaining the New Baden Post Office hours (now open Saturday, 8 - 10 a.m....the only open post office on Saturday) and post office boxes. The proposal is (at least) to eliminate the Saturday hours. We would appreciate a huge showing of support for the post office; note the hour...they are dependent upon retirees showing up!

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Remember the "Rules and Regulations...", Nov., 2013, state that "Operators of and passengers on a PWC are required to wear an approved life jacket. Inflatable life jackets are not approved for use on PWC." Personal Water Craft (PWC) and Jetskis, p. 9, #9.

7/8/14 - Nelson Tears (lot 41) had to kill a small raccoon which was on his lot during the daytime last weekend, acting strangely. Please be aware that raccoons AND skunks are among those animals which can carry RABIES. Do NOT approach any animal acting strangely, espcially if it could be a rabies carrier!

7/12 - The signs below are posted at all three of CCWC's boat launches. Please follow these instructions carefully for ALL watercraft, including jet skis. Zebra mussels also can be found on trailers which have launched into infected waters.

 

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FOR SALE:

Note: Lots which are NOT listed with a professional real estate agent and are "for sale by owner,"[IF you are selling your place privately, we will list it on this website. Otherwise, just send us your sales company's contact information.] as well as other items owned by lot owners, may be listed for sale on this website in this spot. There is no charge for this service other than a request of notification when the item(s) has(have) sold.

3/1 - Several lots/houses are for sale on Camp Creek Lake. Many of these are listed with the Texas Land Company
www.txlandlocator.com/
107 West US Hwy 79, Franklin, TX 77856
Call (979) 828-4000 or 800-299-4082.

Lot 111 is listed with Tom Stott with Wild Country Realty -
979-777-8995. www.ts.wild@earthlink.net

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3/16 - We had a kayak wash up at our lot. It does not have a lot number on it. It is there now. If you are missing a kayak, it is setting on our dock.
Larry Hubbell
Lot 308
Cell 979 218 8891
Camp Creek phone 979 828 1195

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8/25 - Evidence exists that the hummingbird migration has started and will be significant in our area this fall. As a reminder, colored sugar water is NOT good for these birds. Jeanette Poppe gave me this recipe in 2001: 2 cups water and 8 tablespoons real sugar. Stir and microwave for 2 minutes, stir again and microwave for 2 minutes more; cool in the refrigerator. You'll have 2 cups ready when needed!

Crazy Raspberry Ants have been reported in Brazos County -
see http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/ants/crazy.html
to know how to look for and handle these ants this spring.

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Remember the New Baden Jamboree is the first Saturday of each month! Good food, company, and music for all!

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1/14 - All ladies who are lot owners or their guests are encouraged to attend the club meetings on the SECOND and FOURTH Thursdays (changed from the first and third Thursdays as of January, 2014). Ladies usually bring sandwiches or salads for lunch, and hostesses provide soft drinks and dessert; then the ladies play cards or dominoes. E-mail for more details. There will also be a "craft day" to be held at Franklin United Methodist Church's Activity Building on the first Thursday of each month. Peggy Cooper and Mickie Callaway are in charge of that.

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10/15 - Thanks to the Bridwells for sending this information about detecting strokes:

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A
SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. Chicken Soup)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency numberimmediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke --------
Stick out Your Tongue!

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is
'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

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9/2 - Dr. Leon Scrutchfield's story about Lyme Disease:
History: Helped son-in-law pickup rocks in fairly tall grass in NW Arkansas. Two days later found and removed 2 small ticks from red, swollen areas.
Six days later the bull's eye pattern rash was present on my leg. The emergency room doctor was positive that is Lyme disease with the history of tick bites and since the bull's eye pattern rash is a hallmark of Lyme disease. The doctor did draw blood for a base line titer and started me on a 21 day course of antibiotic therapy [doxycycline]. I should be fine as was started on antibiotic therapy very early. Serious problems may develop if one waits for the flu-like symptoms to appear. A good source of information on Lyme disease is the Mayo Clinic website. http:www.mayoclinic/health/lyme/DS0016
The below information is taken for the Mayo Clinic Website

"The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary and usually affect more than one system. The skin, joints and nervous system are affected most often.

Early signs and symptoms - These signs and symptoms may occur within a month after you've been infected:
Rash. A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate Lyme disease. However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. The rash, called erythema migrans, is one of the hallmarks of Lyme disease. Some people develop this rash at more than one place on their bodies.
Flu-like symptoms. Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and a headache may accompany the rash." A photo of the typical rash which Dr. Scrutchfield had is below:

Dr. Leon Scrutchfield shared his own story of acquiring Lyme Disease in Arkansas, but we know of at least three cases of which were acquired through deer tick bites at Camp Creek Lake. Very few doctors in this area are aware of the possibility of Lyme Disease. Early detection and treatment are very important. Sometimes, there is NO bullseye, and the first symptoms are not clearly related to Lyme Disease. If you have questions, please contact Anne Perry aperry315@gmail.com for information.

Lyme Disease Information Websites:
txlda.com/symptoms.php
lymediseaseassociation.org
lymedisease.org
ilads.org
ticktexas.org
standupforlyme.org
lymeinfo.net
lymenet.org
tbdalliance.org

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8/19 - From Neil Sperry's Facebook page: Neil Sperry
Garden Tip: Wow! WOW! (I'd never seen this index! It's now bookmarked!) Look at this list from the Texas A&M Entomology Department. Scroll down all the insects, spiders, etc. and look at the wealth of information, all written by Texas A&M specialists. You'd better bookmark it, too. By the way: Never miss a chance to tell your legislators of the great work of the Texas A&M Agriculture program, Extension Service and Experiment Station! https://insects.tamu.edu/extension/publications/results_all.cfm

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8/16 - The Aggie Horticulture website offers a wealth of information on everything from gardenings and landscaping to rural living.


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Community Living Information (contacts for electric, water, telephone, post office in New Baden, and the Robertson County dump in Franklin)

"Skunk smell remedy" below

3/20/13 - Time for gardening and lawn care time! Neil Sperry has posted a link to many subjects he had covered to answer listeners' questions. Click here to access this valuable resource of information.

The New Baden Jamboree is the first Saturday of every month. Please join us for good music and meeting with good friends. See the Jamboree page for more information about each month's program.


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3/13/13 - Lots of skunks around right now during "mating season." Ann Matthews reminded us, so in case your dog gets around a skunk, here is a remedy recipe from dogsabout.com :

The Skunk Remedy Recipe
In a plastic bucket, mix well the following ingredients:

1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

1/4 cup of baking soda

1 to 2 teaspoons liquid soap

for very large pets one quart of tepid tap water may be added to enable complete coverage.

Wash pet promptly and thoroughly, work the solution deep into the fur. Let your nose guide you, leave the solution on about 5 minutes or until the odor is gone. Some heavily oiled areas may require a "rinse and repeat" washing.

Skunks usually aim for the face, but try to keep the solution out of the eyes - it stings. If you have any cuts on your hands you might want to wear latex gloves for the same reason.

After treatment, thoroughly rinse your pet with tepid tap water.

Pour the spent solution down the drain with running water.

NEVER, ever, store mixed solution in a closed bottle, sprayer,etc. Pressure will build up until the container bursts. This can cause severe injury.

**********Notes**************

1) Clean plastic mixing containers and utensils are preferred. Metals encourage auto-decomposition of the peroxide.

2) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% solution is usually sold in pint (500ml) bottles, so you'll need two. The 3% grade is often marked "U.S.P.", meaning that it meets the standards for medical use and purity as set forth in the United States Pharmacopoeia.

The use of other strengths/grades is not recommended unless you're a chemist, and even then a trip to the 24-hour drugstore is much better than a trip to the emergency room.

3) Use baking soda, not baking powder. "Arm and Hammer" is one popular brand. Baking soda is also called: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, U.S.P., Bicarbonate of Soda, and Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate. Do not confuse any of the above with Washing Soda, which is Sodium Carbonate. Washing Soda is about 100 times more alkaline than Baking Soda and can cause skin burns to both you and your pet.

4) Two preferred brands are "Softsoap" and "Ivory Liquid". As far as auto-decomposition of the peroxide is concerned, the surfactant package in these two is fairly inert. Heavy-duty grease-cutting brands such as "Dawn" are less inert, and hair shampoo is probably the worst.

5) Once mixed, the peroxide slowly breaks down into water and oxygen gas. Thus it gets weaker with time and so it should be used promptly. The exact rate depends on temperature, pH, and catalysts such as trace amounts of metals (iron,etc.) in the soap and/or tap water.

How much pressure will the complete decomposition of 3% hydrogen peroxide produce in a closed container ??? It depends on how full the container is. Assuming negligible solubility of Oxygen in water, a bottle half-full of peroxide will develop about 140 psi. A bottle 3/4 full would develop 420 psi. This can do a lot of damage.

Highly pure hydrogen peroxide decomposes very slowly if kept cool and in a dark place, a few percent a year. The more dilute solutions usually decompose faster (due to impurities in the dilution water) and have a trace of stabilizer added. So why aren't the bottles in the store bloated or bursting ? Look carefully inside the cap... you'll see some very tiny holes in the cap liner to let the oxygen gas escape. A good reason to always store bottles upright.

Look for an expiration date on your peroxide. If you're using stuff which has been sitting around in your medicine cabinet for years, buy fresh peroxide.

6) Tepid: lukewarm.

7) All brand names mentioned in this website are trademarks of their various owners.


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• New Baden Lions' Club and Evening Lions' Club both meet every second and fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at the New Baden Community Center.

• The Camp Creek Ladies' Club welcomes new members. We eat lunch (bring a sack lunch; dessert and coffee/tea are provided by the hostesses) and play games such as dominoes and canasta on the first and third Thursdays of each month. We are great friends in this "support group!" Please email for additional information.

• Here is a link to Bryan•College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau. On their website is a link to Calendar Events which you may want to check out for event happenings.

• The Arts Council of Brazos Valley has a good newsletter (free) to elaborate on arts news and events. On their website is an events calendar: http://acbv.org/events/

Maroon Weekly lists many local events in the Bryan-College Station area.

• Also check KBTX-TV's website for community events in Bryan-College Station.

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Community Living Information

Franklin Chamber of Commerce - (includes an event listing)

If you spot any water leaks on Camp Creek property, please report them as soon as possible to Twin Creek Water Company, (979) 828-5385. Their website is <www.twincreekwsc.com>.

Electric company problems/outages should be reported to Navasota Valley Electric Company (979) 828-3232.

Telephone problems should be reported to Windstream repair 1-877-520-5220. Remember that if the problem is inside your house, there will be a charge for the technician's investigation.

The New Baden Post Office (979) 828-4390 is open on Saturday mornings from 8-10 only; the Franklin Post Office is closed on Saturday.

The county dump is open in Franklin on Monday & Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. To find it, turn north at the Shell/CEFCO station in Franklin off Hwy. 79 and follow that road until it "Ts." Turn left. The dump is about a mile on the south/left side of the road. The charge is usually $.75 per large trash bag. If there is a county holiday, the dump will be closed. You can call to be sure (979) 828-1218; Rick Jett is usually the person in charge.

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