Early Morning Storm – May 13

~By Susie Hawkins, May 14

We saw a lot of you out around the lake yesterday as Rich & I were out looking at wind damage and snapping pictures. I thought I would share a few pics with you. The little garter snake was in our bushes and Rich bravely moved him out of our yard with a rake. (He was gentle, of course) The Blue Heron sat on that rock for quite awhile. It was really a pretty sight. The spillway was like Niagara Falls. Thank goodness the electricity came back on!

Split evergreen tree at entrance to dam road
The spillway, the morning after the storm
Heron on rock
Garter snake

Classified Ads May 2010

FOR SALE: 18′ BASS BUGGY PONTOON. Runs good, new seats, $2750. See at dock 83.
Call Dave’s cell 816-225-9669 or home 268-0430.

1991 GASOLINE YAMAHA GOLF CART, serviced yearly. $1000.00. Call (913) 788-7220.

BOSTON WHALER (1993)– 13’ with 25 HP SUZUKI (1998) Motor (Carbs just rebuilt) and 2001 Trailer. RUNS GREAT.  Good Ski Boat. See at Docksite # 161 –  $5,200  – Bob Thomas 913-961-6888.
20 FT TRACKER MARINE FISHER SPECTRUM PONTOON BOAT with 25 hp 4 stroke Mercury motor. New in 2000. Needs upholstery , but have new set of skins. Dock 349.$2900.00.  Bud Hayden, 962 6130.

WANTED-PONTOON-2005 or newer. Call Pat or Ike, 913-631-8846.

LOWE PONTOON for sale or trade for Whaler.  Runs very well (25hp Johnson), recent carb rebuild, water pump, etc., new top.  Seats need some work, pretty rough shape, could be re-covered as frames are plastic and in good shape.  Asking $2950 or trade for Whaler.  Can be seen at dock 70 or call Roy Owens at 816.456.0037.

1996 PREMIER PONTOON BOAT for sale. $3500. Runs good, needs upholstery work and new cover. See at dock #175. 962-4913 for offers and questions.

2000 JOHNSON 25HP OUTBOARD, 3-cylinder, 2-stroke, oil-injection, 20” long-shaft for pontoon or Whaler, trim & tilt, electric start, very clean $1750. Bruce Braun 913 269 6080. 4/10

2000 JOHNSON 25HP OUTBOARD, 3-cylinder, 2-stroke, oil-injection, 20” long-shaft for pontoon or Whaler, trim & tilt, electric start, very clean $1750. Bruce Braun 913 269 6080.

2006 EZ GO GOLF CART (Precision Drive Edition): Excellent condition with new batteries. Green, windshield and top with baskets and charger.  Asking $2559. Please call Carol or Ralph (Fred) Schutz 913 706 4769.

BEACHFRONT CONDO for rent on Sanibel Island, Florida. 2 bed, 2 bed with awesome views. www.vacationdestinations.biz or Margaret.Bowker@jedunn.com, 816.260.2202. 6/10

BOSTON WHALER 25HP long shaft Suzuki 3 cylinder, steering system. $3400.  Comes with trailer. Fast boat. SWEET 16 SAILBOAT AND TRAILER – Sailed and raced here most weekends. Boat has custom cover and is stored at the Sailing Club. $1500. Call  Rob  Hornstra at 913 962-1415. 5/10

BOSTON WHALER with 25HP long shaft Suzuki 3 cylinder, steering system. $3400. Comes with trailer. Fast boat. SWEET 16 SAILBOAT and trailer.  Sailed and raced here most weekends. Boat has custom cover and is stored at the Sailing Club. $1500. Call Rob Hornstra at 913 962-1415.

BOSTON WHALER. 11′ 6″ 25hr Johnson motor.  $2,750.00. Interested? Call 913-268-9598.

CLUB CAR, blue/white seats & top, 4-seater, 48V electric, charger, excellent  batteries, headlights, windshield, garaged, never kid-driven, 1-owner since new, clean $3850. Bruce Braun 913 269 6080. 4/10

CLUB CAR, blue/white seats & top, 4-seater, 48V electric, charger, excellent  batteries, headlights, windshield, garaged, never kid-driven, 1-owner since new, clean $3850. Bruce Braun 913 269 6080.

COLLEGE STUDENT LOOKING for nannying job during weekdays. 19 years old, references available.  Call Cindy at (913)-832-3303. 5/10

COME GET FIT ON THE BEACH! Womens Training group-7:30am Tues mornings beach parking lot! Call Briana McAtee for details-785-760-4053. Only $10 per session! Private in home training available too!

COMPUTER REPAIR: Call Ted Holdahl, 268-0076. 7/10

DESTIN FLORIDA CONDOS FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, 2 bath that sleeps 10, great for families, sugar white beach view—or a 1 bedroom on the beach. Call 268-9576 for Special Rates! 5/10

FLYERS promptly delivered to every house only $29.95! Please help a lifetime LQ resident buy his first car. Adam, 913-631-3277. 4/10

FLYERS. Need something delivered to every mailbox in Lake Quivira?  For fast and efficient service, call Julia Noland at 962-1712. $35 for delivery to 385 mailboxes.

FOR SALE: NEW (USED JUST ONCE) EXTENSION RAMP for extra large or small dog to enter or exit a car, SUV, or truck. $90. Set of heavy duty stairs (hand crafted) for extra large or small dog to get up on a couch or bed. $50. Assorted dog grooming tools and toys. Please call 913-631-7737.

FOR SALE: O’BRIEN SAILBOARD AND SAIL in excellent condition.  Sail stored inside at all times. $300  Call 631 5760 to see.

HOUSE CLEANING: 19 years experience, bonded & insured, residential & commercial, member BBB, Q references. Burma Mealor, supervisor. 913-579-4730. 6/10

LOST: MULTI BLUE, SINGLE SEAT KAYAK from dock #39. Please call 268-4024 if you have any information.

MASSAGE THERAPY: I’ll bring the table to you. relaxing massage only $65, great gift to someone you love. Angie McCormack LMT, 548-5226. 6/10

NEED HELP THIS SUMMER around your house or yard?  I need money and can help! Call Brett Noland 962-1712.

NEED HELP W/ BABYSITTING this summer? Nanny available June 1. Leah Siebert, 913-991-5507.

PIANO TUNING – $95. Call Bob Lee, 631-5760.

TREAT YOURSELF TO THE NY TIMES. Enjoy “all the news that’s fit to print” by 6:30 a.m. every Sunday! Guaranteed! Call Jon Sestak, 962-2654, for doorstep delivery, rain, snow or shine.

TRUCK MOUNTED STEAM CARPET CLEANING. Also clean furniture, air ducts, ceramic tile and grout. Carpet repair and stretching, flood damage restoration. Family owned and operated. In business since 1987. 913-721-3515 or 913-221-2653 (cell). See ad on page ?? (JT’s Carpet Cleaning) and visit the website www.jtscarpetcleaning.com.

WANTED – FISHING EQUIPMENT: Do you have rods, reels, lures or an old tackle box? I will pay cash for them. Most items are re-conditioned and given to kids. Call Raymond Bates at (913) 638-4516.

WANTED – USED KAYAK in good condition. Reasonable. Call 913-631-7737.

Yacht Club News – May 2010

By Charles Segebrecht

Not long ago, sailing seemed far, far away. With the recent marina work weekend in your faces, sailing was just a fading dream. Despair grew over imagined back-breaking toil, the prospect of sweat and having to attend to blisters. But these concerns have now evaporated. You have weathered what the storm at sea, and having survived, you are now experiencing the deep calm left behind. Another gratifying annual work weekend behind us.

Dr. George Pierce used his healing hands at our work weekend to help weld together new rail sections (a widow’s walk of sorts), finally creating an element of safety surrounding our Yacht Club storage room roof. Steve Greene, John Emanuals, and Jan Munro deftly primed and painted this new rail steel. Randy Treas rearranged, labeled, and tended to various yachts with the help of Gene Owen.

Leslie Treas and Alison Phillips tended our landmark anchor planting bed. Bruce Braun cleaned tons of winter debris from the beach. Joe Bartels trimmed trees and raked leaves. Chip Zimmer trimmed bushes and drilled steel.

Dave Walters tried to break his wrists while also drilling steel (no one can bend drill bits quite like Dave). Jill Ferrel made the docks safer by embellishing our safety signs with fresh paint. Joe Biron spread new gravel and sand, painted surfaces white and raised replacement flags. Note: Larry Meeker did not raise the American flag while standing on a ladder placed within a raised high-loader bucket. He did, however, bring the Associated Press to interview a few of us regarding the YC neighborhood community. Kierstin Millard fed all of us on Saturday in her exquisite, satiating way. Susan Opper floated throughout, helping everyone. Teresa Biron provided a much appreciated surprise lunch for us on Sunday.

The weekend proved to be worthwhile–from the fun derived by our camaraderie to the visual and practical improvements. These marina upgrades are also made possible by the Club income from your dues and rentals. Everyone eventually benefits. Many, many thanks to all of you who make our Club function, regardless how you contribute.

Education is the new theme for the Yacht Club this sailing season. “Anyone can steer a yacht when the sea is calm”–so says Publilius Syrus. And some things are certainly best learned in this kind of calm. Other things, however, can only be learned while involved with a storm. We are beginning lessons this year at our Kick-Off Party on May 5–in calm and actually while still on shore. An instructor will be coming from out of town to educate and to entertain during our party–guaranteed! This event will set our season’s educational platform for group lessons, individual lessons, pleasure sailing basics, beginning racing fundamentals, fine-tuning of racing techniques (racing is only a game of chance when you are not prepared!), experimenting with new lesson ideas and even attempting things like flying spinnakers. Everyone is invited to attend the evening of May 5, Club member or not. Lots of reminders to follow.

A word of warning to those racing this season: John Vani flipped his boat on May 19 to begin cleaning and polishing. He says he’s respecting an anonymous quote: “Save the surface and you save all.” I for one am not deceived. This relates only to racing. I know he’s following Joe Biron’s competitive lead.

Here is a reminder for a requested task included in last month’s article: please take a moment to carve these additional off-lake racing dates onto your calendars:

June 18, 19, & 20: Lighthouse Cherry Regatta; Oklahoma City Boat Club (oklighthouse.org).

July 17: Sunflower Regatta; Lake Shawnee; Topeka, KS (5 races).

September 11 & 12: Sweet 16 Nationals; Twin Lakes, Iowa.

Definition: Widow’s Walk: a platform atop a roof, often used as a lookout for incoming ships

Diversion: go to tallships.sailtraining.org regarding this summer’s Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge 2010. See you in Duluth, MN, on July 29.

QMGA News – May 2010

By Gerry Wigginton

The QMGA Opening Day tournament on April 10 was free of rain, snow, tornadoes, and full of fun and gloriously nice spring sunshine.

A BBQ dinner was held the Friday night beforehand for the players and their spouses, in which teams were established. QMGA President Dave Jones made several announcements, including the QMGA and QWGA cooperative gift of a new microphone and speaker system for our pros to use outside the pro shop.

Opening day morning began with breakfast, followed by a 9 am shotgun. Play finished shortly after 2 pm, which may have set a new Quivira record for speed of completion for this event. The results of the competition are as follows:

1st (65), $60 per player: Thad Millard, Brian Bailey, Sean

2nd (66), $55 per player: Jim Bramlett, Tim Congrove, Jerry Neill, Scott Hastings.

3rd (67), $50 per player: Jim Wise, Steve White, Wayne Hidalgo, Jae Lee.

T-4th (68), $38 per player: Dave Jones, Mark Zolton, Terry Williams, Bruce Browne; Scott Yates, Burke Castle, Ralph Schultz, Gerald Baird; Jay Lucas, Bart Bergman, Dave White, Ernest Block; Dan Bock, Tom J. Hall, Leo Despain.

T-8th (69), $22.50 per player: Tom Drysdale, Pat Voight, Cal Cormack, Richmond Enochs; Brain Jaimes, Kent Noland, Don Gerling, David Reid.

T-10th (70), $8.40 per player: Dick Johnson, Don Resch, Bob Dinneen, Howard Bales; David Baltuska, Gary Foreman Sr., Bill Eckinger, John Beck; Allen Greiner, Gerry Wigginton, Jim Lewis, Leon Rieke; Frank Mann, Steve Terbovich, Bruce Bowman, Bob Lee

4-Man Scramble

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Plans for the Lake Classic are proceeding, with sponsor gifts distribution set for this month, followed by a Sponsor Appreciation Day, where we celebrate the 2009 sponsors with a day of golf, lunch, and dinner. This year’s sponsor day is on May 27. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor for 2010 should contact Bill Eckinger. You make the Classic such a successful event, and are deeply appreciated.

Bill Eckinger is the tournament chairman for the Classic this year, and he needs your support by volunteering for the many jobs entailed, for which you receive points to make you eligible for play in the coming Classics. Should you already have enough points and only want to be a good guy or girl, please sign up. Bill Eckinger’s cell phone is 302-5740.

May 1st features a 2+2 event, so plan to attend that day. The signup sheet is already available for participants.