A Familiar Recipe
Take a yellow school bus,
Add a pile of leaves,
Turn down heat,
Allow to cool,
Mix in shirts with sleeves,
Slice off bits of sunlight,
Sprinkle with a tear,
Put a fork in it—
Summer’s out of here!
Robert Gould, 82, a longtime resident of Lake Quivira, was born July 29, 1935, and passed away July 31, 2017. Graveside Services were August 4 at the National Cemetery in Ft. Leavenworth, KS, followed by Final Departure Celebration at Lake Quivira.
Contributions may be made in Robert’s name to Catholic Charities Hospice or The Aleethia Foundation, www.aleethia.org/support/index.php.
Carol, as she was called by most who knew her, was born in Moundridge, KS, the daughter of Clinton J. and Arlene Krehbiel.
She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1960 and studied at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina, KS, before marrying Ralph (Fred) Schultz in 1963.
Their early years were spent in Salina and Tokyo, Japan, while Fred served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1970 they moved to Kansas City, KS, and started their family. In 1979 they moved to Pittsburg, KS. Carol’s love of the arts inspired her to open Art with Heart, where she enriched the lives of so many by giving of her talents and teaching other to master their hidden talents, as well.
In 1991 they moved their home back to KC and spent 20+ years at Lake Quivira before returning to Pittsburg in 2012. Carol and Fred spent the last few years snow-birding in their RV to Palm Desert, CA, and Mesa, AZ, in the winter months.
The lives she touched along her journeys are numerous, and the lifetime of friendships are never ending.
By Mike Olson, Mayor, City of Lake Quivira
Following are four things you need to know this month.
The City of Shawnee has abandoned plans to build the proposed shooting range located west of Lake Quivira. That’s great news for us!
On November 4, the City will host a Fireman’s Ball at the Clubhouse. This is our chance to celebrate the great history of the Lake Quivira Fire Department and to thank all the volunteers. Details coming soon. Please plan to attend.
Also on November 4, we have another large item pickup. Look for details in your black box as we get closer to the pickup day.
We have had an increase in the number of dog-related complaints. As a reminder, the City Dog Ordinance requires you to be in voice command of your dog and to pick up and dispose of waste. Continue to report issues to the police.
There is lots of summer left; hope you enjoy it0917 ! See you on the water
Lauren Kelley, 16-year-old daughter of Ellen and Grant Kelley, captured this dazzling shot of the solar eclipse on August 21.
Her viewing area was the rooftop of a building in downtown KC.
By Christi Stewart
On July 29 the LQ Tennis Club played their second annual Poker Tennis Tournament. Eight ladies dressed in red, white and black played with rotating partners and won cards for each victory. At the end of play, Mary Ball was the winner with a full house and Lisa Coffman was a winner with the most cards! Lianne Terry, who is a rookie tennis player, had the least amount of cards and won a free tennis lesson with Pro Jon Renberger. Overall, the event was a lot of fun for all levels of tennis players.
We hope the men and women of LQ will join us next year!
By Shelley Sneed
On a beautiful, warm Thursday evening in early August, sixteen Lake Quivira ladies each teamed with a guest for the First Annual “Queen of the Court” Member/Guest tennis tournament. The 32 women played six matches of round robin doubles with Nancy Wedel and her partner Bree Honer emerging as champions. Amy Kentfield, creator and organizer of the event, and Mona Ricke were runners-up. The ladies all dressed up as their favorite “queens,” and the winners of the costume contest were Shelley Sneed and Crista McPherson, who were dressed as “Dairy” Queens!
This fall, Lake Quivira will have two ladies TenCap teams competing on Tuesday evenings. This summer was the first time the club had one team participating, and now just months later, is has two! Please stop by courts 3 and 4 any Tuesday evening around 6:30 to see one of these teams representing Lake Quivira. On courts 1 and 2, men’s league tennis will continue through late September.
Finally, the last two Saturday mornings of shot of the day and cardio are August 26 and September 9. I hope to see a big crowd at each!
By Chris Rone
The Summer Rec Fishing Class had a great time and caught some great fish! They caught a 17-inch Largemouth Bass on a top-water popper. The Fishing Club brings out the fish feeder every year, and fills it once a month with Purina Fish Chow. Steve Bock, who teaches the class, contacts us and we time the fish feeding times for his awesome class. It is so fun to watch the kids get excited about the fish feeding frenzy when the feeder goes off.
The scuttlebutt on the docks is all about the growing bass population in our lake. Reports are of healthier, plumper, well fed, and lively bass that are being caught. They are liking the plastic worms, creature baits and other soft plastics. Pumpkinseed, motor-oil, green and silver, and even pink worms have been catching fish. Folks are telling stories of larger bass really fighting hard, making them seem bigger than they are.
The F1 hybrids we have seen are looking great. They are very aggressive and put up a great fight. Please return all F1 hybrids with clipped pelvic fins, unharmed to the water as soon as possible after catching. When a fish is out of water, it is holding its breath the whole time!
With the cooler August temperatures, the lake is staying around 83-84 degrees. Having lots of rainstorms helps, as well.
The nice, plump Largemouth bass in the accompanying pictures were caught this month.