September 2007


GROUNDS COMMITTEE: Thanks to the rain, the irrigation systems have been turned off for a while, and a smart valve installed at a meter on Quail Creek is working well. Our water usage is slightly less than last year. After getting soapy water out of the fountain and with routine maintenance, the fountain is working well. Thank you to all who came and helped with work on the courts, trimming trees, and sealing cracks in the pavilion parking lot during our work day this month. Things are looking good for this time of the year.


GARAGE SALE: Saturday, September 15, brought lots of people to check out our garage sales, and several neighbors have more space in their homes. The next one is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2008. It seems like a long time off, but it will be here before we know it!


HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE: A cordial welcome to Jeff Lasser, 4670 S. Woodpointe. Jeff has two daughters and moved here from Rivercut. His phone number is 887-8644. Also from Rivercut, we have Jim and Lana Webb and Caroline Webb at 4771 S. Turnberry. Their phone number is 889-2804. Please add their names and numbers to your Directory.


COFFEE AT THE PAVILION: We are continuing to meet for an hour on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. during September. Everyone is invited. Come on down!


SYMPATHY: Our sympathy to the family of Bernard Morris, 4697 S. Woodpointe. Bernard passed away on Wednesday, September 8. He will be missed. A card was sent to his wife, Gerry, from "Your neighbors in Quail Creek," and immediate neighbors provided food.


LOST AND FOUND: A cordless phone was found near Quail Creek and Rockhill Streets. If you have lost one, please call 890-8601.


ATTENTION STITCHERS: Anyone for knitting, crochet, needlework, lap quilting, or just mending? If you are interested in forming a daytime group to sit and stitch, please contact JoAnna Jones 877-1901.


FLOWERBED COMMITTEE: Labor Day is the start of fall yard work. Renovate lawns of cool season grasses so root systems will be well-established before winter cold. Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses. It's also a good time to rearrange garden flowers by lifting, dividing and moving plants like daylily and cannas. Chrysanthemums are the most versatile flowers for the fall garden with many forms, hues, sizes, and they are inexpensive. Think Spring! Plant iris and peonies. Spring bulbs are available in local garden centers, on-line, nursery catalogs-shop early for best selections and availability. Add a layer of soil amendments like nutrient-rich compost to flowerbeds, around trees and lawns. If you want to know more about lawn renovation, deeroscaping spring gardens, planting bulbs, or any other gardening interest, log on to the Greene County Master Gardener website, http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/aggyides, and you can print publications. The Master Gardener Hotline for Greene County is: 417-862-9284. The compost availability hotline is: 417-864-1904.


The next QCPOA Board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 16th, at the home of Joe & Dawn Brozovich.