Quivira Marketplace – May 2015

2005 AQUA PATIO 22’ PONTOON BOAT: Only 20 hours on engine. New upholstery. Call Burke, 913-972-1277, $7500. 5/15
2009 CLUB CAR GOLF CART: Electric, Reduced price $2,950. Like new, never on the golf course, fully equipped, headlights, taillights, club rain canopy. Looks and runs great. 495 Hillcrest East. 913-962-1366. 5/15
CERAMICS FROM ITALY: (designs from Deruta, Orvieto, Sicily); Peru; Japan (Mashiko), Ikebana vases, tea sets; P.I. (baskets, shells, misc.) collectibles. Liz, 913-248-0978. 5/15
COMPUTER REPAIR and TUNEUP: Pickups and deliveries on Fridays. Ted Holdahl, 785-371-3206 ted.holdahl@gmail.com 6/15
FLYER DELIVERY to all black boxes in LQ (385), $35. Sam Welch, 901-7193 (better to text than call).
FOR SALE 21’ PONTOON TRACKER 1999: newly upholstered seats, top, and covers, with 4 stroke Merc., runs well – $3000. Call 268-9576. 5/15
GOLF CART EZGO: excellent condition with new batteries, weather enclosure, and night lights.  Asking $2400.  Please call Jay Lucas @ (913)-915-7397 or e-mail ljay@sbcglobal.net.  Can see at cart barn, stall #31.
HANDYMAN SERVICES: No job too big or too small. Affordable rates (welding, rough-in, flooring, minor electrical, minor plumbing, minor mechanics, dry-wall, stucco, stone, etc.) Will beat any written bids. LQ references, 25 years construction experience. Call Michael Orender, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 913-832-6475. 5/15
HOME FOR SALE: 4 bedroom 4 1/2 baths, 3 1/2 car garage, master on main floor. Built in 1990. 485 Terrace Trail East 913-631-3702. 4/15
HOME FOR SALE:  590 Lakeshore West. Call 913-948-7403.
HOUSE CLEANING; ALSO PET, HOUSE TENDING IN YOUR ABSENSE: 20 years experience, residential & commercial, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 6/15
HOUSECLEANING! Servicing the Johnson County area since 2002. LQ references /licensed/ insured. Please call/ text/ email today! Virginia Burnham, Owner V’s Cleaning, 913-271-3181 or vrstewartop@hotmail.com 6/15
KAW BLUFF SEASONED FIREWOOD: hickory and other hardwoods. $120 half cord. 913-488-7772.
LOOKING FOR HOME: 3+ bedrooms, great view, private dock, fixer-upper okay. Colleen @ 816-584-2733. 5/15
NEED to RENT DOCK ASAP: Call Grant Reves at 913-710-6980. 5/15
PIANO TUNING: $95. Call Bob Lee, 913-488-5807.
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING: Over 40 years experience. Insured and bonded. Free estimates. Gene Jackson, 913-593-1495.
WANTED: PONTOON BOAT AND/OR BOSTON WHALER. Please call or text Christi, 217-855-4553.

Tennis Talk

By Tim Oberhelman, Tennis Pro

Spring 2015
It was been a long, cold winter, but what a nice warm spring followed. I have been giving lessons for the past four weeks at the Lake and have not been more surprised than you that Mother Nature has been so nice to us.
We have been working this winter on new ideas and ways to fill up the six courts more often this year, and I think we might have some ideas that will work.
First, we have a young high school player, Tess Pereira, who is helping us with the Junior class every morning. We have added events and have been able to get some ladder play and member guest leagues for this year, so please contact me about this new and exciting addition.
I would like to bring to your attention one of our young players, Adam Kistler. He has made the Rockhurst High School tennis team as a freshman. Well done, Adam. We also need to remember that our 10 and under JTL team won the city league last summer. A nice banner will be on display all summer at the courts.
I will be on the lake every weekend for group and private lessons, so please contact me to set up rust busting lessons.
We have Cardio tennis at 10 a.m. until the middle of May on Saturday mornings. Once the regular schedule begins, it will move to 9 a.m., so come down and get ready for summer.
I am doing a ladies night on Mondays and men’s night on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. as long as my high school schedule has no conflicts. Please email me to confirm and make sure we are meeting.
For now, that is all. Come down and check out the board–and contact me for lessons!

Welcome! by Aline Zimmer

Bob and Julie Kurland and family

Having moved from Lakeview Estates in Shawnee where they resided for fifteen years, this family of five will fit right into the active Lake Quivira lifestyle.
Bob was born in Philadelphia, raised in Chicago and attended the University of Indiana. He met Julie when they both worked for Hallmark in Ohio. Julie grew up in Lenexa, where she attended St. Teresa’s Academy. She received her undergraduate degree from KU and her MBA from Ohio State. After working for Hallmark she switched to medical sales for fifteen years and now works as a financial advisor for Voya. Bob continues to work at Hallmark in sales and business development.
Bob has coached his children’s sports teams for several years. Nick, a junior, and Zach, a freshman, are both at St. James, while Natalie attends fifth grade at Good Shepherd. They are swimmers and runners, and Zach is on the soccer team. The kids get their athleticism from their parents: Bob enjoys working out and spin class at the gym, while Julie is a recreational tennis player and outdoors aficionado. Both are heavily involved with volunteer work at Good Shepherd.
The couple had been interested in moving to the lake for several years and kept tabs on the homes for sale. What drew them to their house was its character and history. It reminded them of the house in Brookside where they lived early in their marriage. They enjoy being on Lakeshore and will make the most out of sharing fishing, tennis and golf with the kids and nearby family members. The neighbors have been especially welcoming—“over the top,” said Julie—which makes them feel great about their choice.
Welcome to the lake, Julie, Bob and family!

Flint Hills field trip will take the place of May Photo Club meeting

By Susan Hidalgo
The Spring flowers are blooming and beautiful at Lake Quivira! Becky Johnson enlightened our LQPC photographers on “ Flower Photography tips.”
* frame the flower photo with trees
* move/zoom in close in the early morning light
* observe the flower and check the view finder
* best to take photos before or after sun
* spray water on the flower
* change the angle of the photos
* blurred horizontal pan (ISO 100;F stop 25)
* check on the composition
* be patient
There will be NO meeting in May as a number of LQPC folks will take a photo field trip for two days to the Flint Hills. The next meeting will be Tues., June 9. Zoe Kaufman will talk about macro photography.

Photo of the Month - "Signs of Spring" by Jim Regan

Lady Bowlers take much needed R & R

By Dolores Ford
The 2014-2015 Bowling Season ended with a delicious salad luncheon at the Clubhouse on April 8. I want to thank the Lucky Strikes for the beautiful spring decorations. New officers elected for the following year are Judy Stanion, President; Sharon Cormack, Vice President; Carol Brent, Secretary; and Dolores Ford, Treasurer.
The following awards and prize money were handed out: 1st, Lucky Strikes, 63.5 wins,  (Genny Rosenau, Linda Vielhauer, Geri John and Dorothy Torres); 2nd, You’re Ups, 62.5, (Lauren White, Dixie Waters, Carol Brent and GeGe Rieke); 3rd, 4 – 4 Fun, 59, (Becky Johnson, Judy Stanion, Nancy Hyde and Sharon Cormack; 4th, Gutter Strutters, 46, (Lori Barrett, Cindy Bichelmeyer, Lynne Wenski, Blind).
5th, Shudabn, 40.5, (Dolores Ford, Carol Borberg, Donna Williams and Helen Steffey); 6th, Pin Benders, 40.5, (Ma Young Lee, Leigh Anne Thomas, Carole Pyle, Blind);  7th, Alley Cats, 37.5, (Karen Folsom, Julie Thompson, Peggy Coughlin and Ev Bates); 8th, Lady Rollers, 32.5, (Mary Anne Fisher, Bea Jewell, Dee Rolig and Blind).
Most Improved Bowler :  Leigh Anne Thomas, from 75.6667 to 83.7667, increase of 8.1000 pins.
Most Consistent: Cindy Bichelmeyer: 133.5694 to 141.2917, difference of 0.1440 pins.
200 Games: Linda Vielhauer, 211; Nancy Hyde, 201; Lori Barrett, 200.
Games of 50 Pins Over Average: Karen Baier 71 over; Donna Williams, 64.4816; Cindy Bichelmeyer, 65; Bea Jewel, 60; Dee Rolig, 64; Lauren White, 53; and May Young Lee, 53.
In the results you will notice several teams bowling without a full team. Hopefully, this problem will be solved before the season starts in the fall. Throughout this season there occurred illnesses, broken bones and surgeries.
Have a great, safe summer, heal up and I’ll see you this fall.

Fishing Report 4-27-15

The 2015 fishing season has begun, with water temperatures reaching 60 degrees. The crappie are starting to go shallow and spawn near the shore and biting jigs, and the bass are biting already! The bass look heavier and healthier than the last few years.
The trout in the back breeding pond were being caught by many folks who reported good tasting trout from the harvest. The club will be stocking channel catfish in the same pond for the kids to catch and enjoy later in May. Look for an alert on the gate sign board for the stocking date.
Good Fishing!
Chris Rone
Lake Quivira Fishing Club President

Stunned fish indicate healthy, growing population in Lake Quivira

Biologists on stun craft. Photo by Dieter Kinner

By Chris Rone
Did anyone notice the mysterious boat cruising around the shores of the lake on Tues., April 14? Stalking fish with nets, a generator humming like a lawnmower cutting through spring grass? Strange boats at night with lights and excited shouts of “There’s one!” or “Wow, there’s a big one!”?
Well, you were not seeing things. It was a visit from our lake biologists, Midwest Lake Management Inc.
They are the new biologists the Lake Quivira Fishing Club hired in 2012 to help us with our bass population and overall lake water health. They were conducting an electrofishing survey to measure the health of our fish population. The fish are temporarily stunned to allow netting of targeted species for a count and

The operation continued into the evening hours

assessment. After being shocked, the fish return to normal within a few minutes, unharmed, even the small fish.
The targeted species for count and assessment are largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, walleye, and wiper (hybrid striped bass)–game fish that everyone loves to catch! They will do their scientific survey after counting, weighing and dissecting a few bass for study. They select a few bass to dissect the otolith (inner ear bone) to perform an age determination study. They count the growth rings much like tree rings are counted to determine age. All this data will be compiled into a survey comparing the bass health and size to our survey in 2012.
Their preliminary assessment is that our fish population is healthy and growing.
The full survey is available to all Lake Quivira Fishing Club members, along with past reports for comparison. Join our club for all the facts, fun, tournaments and events.
To join the club, contact Chris or Kurt Rone, or Dick Sandifer, Treasurer, for information. You can also join our meetings. Just look for the sign down by the gate with the day and time the week before the meeting.

Lake Quivira Fishing Club Bass Tournament

The fishing club hosts a monthly fishing tournament at Lake Quivira, open to all members (and guests fishing with a member). The goal of the tournament is to provide all LQ residents a chance to learn about the fishing opportunities at our lake in a tournament setting. We gather after the tournament and discuss the approach and techniques which worked for the successful fishermen that day. Entry fee is $30 per person, which provides for an overall pot split between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (top 5 heaviest bass between both anglers), biggest bass of the tournament and Angler of the Year entry.  Angler of the Year is totaled at the end of the season from the three heaviest weights an individual’s team has caught during the year. Last year the winning prize was almost $400.
The tournaments are a great excuse (if you need one) to fish all day and be on our great lake. The next tournament will be held May 30th beginning at 7am starting at East Side Park. Please contact AJ Delaney, ajdiii@hotmail.com with further questions or for help finding a partner.

It’s juist a ‘Common Carp,’ but Chris Rone seems pleased. Photo by Dieter Kinner.

Kurt Rone poses with a big Walleye

Rob Barackman and family are tickled with the big Bass

Will Griggs’ wiper

Drawing Bored – By Bob Lee

Carol Politsch – Obituary

This obituary of former LQ resident, Carol Politsch, then Carol Eubanks, was written by Carol’s brother, Kent.
At a different time in her life, Carol would say: “You know what makes God laugh? Tell Him your plans.” Well, my plan was to grow old with my sisters. But on April 21, 2015, my sister, Carol, changed the plan. She strayed from the path. She forged ahead without us, without me.
All my life she was at least fourteen months ahead of me, at everything. She was my window into the near future. She plowed the road ahead of me, cleared it of many obstacles and generally made my journey so much easier. I am the luckiest brother in the world.
I’ll bet as she moved out beyond this paper-thin existence, she was greeted by our father, Earl, and my wife’s father, Frank, and a host of animals , she loved and lost here on Earth. I’m sure she will spend some time catching up. And then, knowing Carol, she’ll probably volunteer for an exhausting list of guardian angel duties. In her spare time, she will likely change out the wallpaper, add a splash of color here and hang some pictures there–generally make Heaven not so.. eh.
Carol was born in St. Louis on March 10, 1962. She graduated from Lindbergh High School and went on to receive a bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Kansas School of Nursing in 1984. In 2011, she became an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner and received her master of science in nursing. Her business cards had an insane amount of letters after her name.
She worked as a staff nurse in coronary care and cardiac rehab. She was a nurse manager, an office nurse (OB/GYN), a clinical research coordinator, an adjunct instructor for senior nursing students at Avila University and an adult nurse practitioner.
Carol enjoyed a good margarita (you might say she was an enthusiast), and her relationship with Mexican food was one of unconditional love. She liked to sit in the sun, listen to Maroon 5, look at Adam Levine, snuggle with her dogs and laugh with friends and family. She was a serious goofball. She attended two Michael Bublé concerts and swooned when he passed her row. She loved watching Jayhawks basketball. She believed strongly in universal health care. She was pro choice. She wasn’t an angry person, until someone abused an animal. She believed in marriage equality and a person’s right to choose whom they love. She believed in love, plain and simple, above all else.
Most importantly, Carol was a wonderful and caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She cared more for others than she cared for herself. To a fault. It simply wasn’t in her nature to hold her problems above those of someone else. Her life was an evolution of spirit. And, she loved the ride.
In October 2013, Carol was diagnosed with ductile and inflammatory breast cancer. It was aggressive. She asked for aggressive treatment, or as she called it, “the full-court press.” She was tough as a two-dollar steak. If she hadn’t gone into nursing, she certainly could have had a long and successful career in MMA. Through it all, she always managed a smile and laughter and optimism, despite the skin on her chest and back becoming raw and tender from radiation and her entire system growing more and more depleted by chemo and other medications. The cancer never won, and the harsh treatments never broke her will.
Carol will be cremated. My plan is to combine her ashes with those of her predeceased pets and then rehydrate the mix to create some super-beast-human of unconditional love with an unbreakable will and zest for life. Then I’ll unleash it on the world. Or maybe we’ll just sprinkle her somewhere special. It’s your call, Carol. Let me know.
Carol was preceded in death by her father (Earl), a menagerie of pets and both boobs. She is survived by her mother (Doris), her sister (Karen), me and my wife (Kent and Beth), her sons (Collin and Tyler), her niece (Allison), her shiny, new nephew (Isaac), her Chihuahua (Lola) and her pungent but effervescent puggle (Seth).
A memorial service was held May 2 at Grace United Methodist Church in Olathe. In lieu of flowers, Carol’s family asks that you make a donation to the Cancer Research Foundation or Animal Haven. Or you could simply stop to help a stray animal get back home, or do a random act of kindness for some less-fortunate soul.

QWGA kicks off 2015 women’s golf season

By Linda Cruse
A morning meeting featuring a delicious breakfast buffet followed by a 12-hole golf scramble kicked off the QWGA opening season on Tue., Apr. 7.
Winners of the 12-hole event included the following: Cathy Owen, Margaret Ellman, Janice Chandler and Marla Ainsworth, first; and Becky Johnson, Judy Stanion, Fran Kuhn and Jill Ferrel; and Donna Williams, Lisa Coffman, Julia Cotter and Bonnie Hitchcock, tied for second.
Special event winners include: closest to the pin, Margaret Ellman and Carolyn Lynch; and longest putt, Pat Sandow and Mary Ann White.
Please take note of the sign-up deadlines for the following events:
* The 18-hole match play tournament signup sheet is in the QWGA 18H binder. Deadline for signing up is May 5.
* The 39th Annual Pocahontas Classic at Lake Quivira is June 15-17. Sign up by May 15 to reserve space for your team. Anita Link, Pocahontas chair, said this year’s event will feature four-member teams, a three-par challenge, a derby and other fun activities, including great food and fun. Teams can include one Lake Quivira member and three guests or two Lake Quivira members and two guests.
Watch for more information regarding these events and others on the QWGA website at www.qwga.wordpress.com. If you haven’t signed up on the QWGA website, be sure to sign up now. It’s easy and you will receive golf league information via e-mail, including information regarding frost and rain delays on play dates. Just go to the website (www.qwga.wordpress.com), type in your email address and click “follow.”