Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Next came the board workshop specifically called to bring us into compliance with the newly signed Illinois CICA law. Without turning this into a lengthy article I will say the board will be voting in a regular meeting on all anticipated situations to have rules in place ahead of our next board election. Pam Cangelosi has been doing a lot of good research on the subject and now the board members have also had input so we should be set to go.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Soon everyone had exited the church except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew without moving, seeming oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in his presence. So Satan walked up to the old man and said, "Don't you know who I am?"
The man replied, "Yep, sure do."
"Aren't you afraid of me?" Satan asked.
"Nope, sure ain't," said the man.
"Don't you realize I can kill you with a word?" asked Satan.
"Don't doubt it for a minute," returned the old man, in an even tone.
"Did you know that I could cause you profound, horrifying, physical AGONY... for all eternity?" persisted Satan.
"Yep," was the calm reply.
"And you're still not afraid?" asked Satan.
More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, "Well, why aren't you afraid of me?"
The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for the last 48 years."
posted by Ken
Friday, August 26, 2011
CANDLEWICK LAKE REC CENTER
1812 Candlewick Drive
Our pre-K program is a hands-on learning environment—children learn by doing. With the positive attitude our program is a theme-based curriculum with an emphasis on kindergarten readiness. Circle time, arts and crafts, dramatic play, math concepts, manipulative, games and large motor play are a part of the children’s day. The children will also learn positive social skills and participate in additional enrichment activities from time to time.
Fabulous Pre-K 4 & 5’s
M-W-F 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. $125.00 monthly
CLASS BEGINS- Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The mud volleyball tournament is still in need of three teams to fill the roster. Also needed are volunteers to help with set up, cooking, serving, and clean up. For your two hour volunteer commitment you will receive an official Candlewick Lake Mud Volleyball T-shirt.
Please sign up at the rec center. Lots of mud and lots of fun with your friends and neighbors!
posted by Ken
Wednesday I received another question about the new tree removal procedure so here is the short version. You will still need to fill out the form from the office to be sure you have insurance coverage if your tree does damage to another’s property during the removal process. The trees must be marked so the building inspector can look at the trees to be sure they meet the criteria for removal. The criteria are not at all restrictive. The building inspector is now authorized to O.K. the tree(s) removal without the P.O. having to wait for the next ECC meeting, thus streamlining the process. Much easier and much quicker for you.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Jeff Lutzow, linn Konopke, Stuart Davidson, and Dale Krezel provided the food
and more cars
And then the "bikes"...what beauties!
Above are some of the pictures from last Saturday's event at the golf course. It was well attended and there were some gorgeous cars and bikes. The Boone County food pantry was the beneficiary of this fund raiser. Thanks to Barb Appelhans for the great pictures.
Posted by Ken
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I did not take the picture above, but it is of a double-breasted cormorant and there has been one hanging out on south of the lake. It has been feeding in the lake and resting on my neighbors’ pier with a couple of female mallards. This type of cormorant, the only one found in Illinois, was put on the endangered list in 1974 when only 12 nests were counted along the Mississippi River in Carroll County, but has been making a comeback in recent years. Although the bird resembles a loon in the water it is actually a relative of the pelican. Of the five types of cormorants in the U.S. it is the only type that has moved inland, from the coastal waters, to build its nest and reside during the summer months. So, it is just visiting on its way to someplace else, but is nice to see around.Submitted by Bonnie Marron
Monday, August 22, 2011
. Why are the fish I catch in murky muddy water so white or pale in color?
This is primarily caused by a lack of light penetration below the surface. A largemouth bass has color cells positioned at various levels in its top layer of skin as well as in the bottom of the skin. These cells contain pigments and color changes can be produced from influences in the environment. The cells contain elements that catch the light and then emit sheens including gold, greenish colorations or pale images. When a fish is exposed to either muddy or deep, clear water, its coloration will usually become very pale. A lack of light penetration is the culprit.
posted by Ken
Sunday, August 21, 2011
"Oh, I sure am glad to see you," the little boy said to his grandmother (on his mother's side). "Now Daddy will do the trick he's been promising us."
The grandmother was curious. "What trick is that?" she asked.
"He told Mommy that he'd climb the walls if you came to visit," answered the boy.
posted by Ken
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Some may be wondering what is happening to the stock market with the ridiculous yo-yo action of recent weeks. One of the problems is the advent of high frequency trading (HFT). The action can actually build on itself in either direction, up or down. This is all computer driven and has no relevance to the actual value of the underlying companies. The computers simply follow their programs and either buy or sell based upon the imbedded commands, often following the market as a whole but exacerbating the normal movements. Then Dow can move hundreds of points in seconds, making it very difficult for individual traders to make rational decisions.
Consider this. Can a large company like AT&T for example paying a dividend of almost 6% suddenly in one day become worth 5,6,7% less than it was the day before? Of course not unless there is an event specific to that company. We are all along for the ride folks so fasten your seat belts and hope the computers feel sorry for your retirement funds. Uh, sure!
Here is an example for those interested......
It was July 15, and Intel, the computer chip giant, had reporting robust earnings the night before. Some investors, smelling opportunity, set out to buy shares in the semiconductor company Broadcom. (Their activities were described by an investor at a major Wall Street firm who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect his job.) The slower traders faced a quandary: If they sought to buy a large number of shares at once, they would tip their hand and risk driving up Broadcom’s price. So, as is often the case on Wall Street, they divided their orders into dozens of small batches, hoping to cover their tracks. One second after the market opened, shares of Broadcom started changing hands at $26.20.
The slower traders began issuing buy orders. But rather than being shown to all potential sellers at the same time, some of those orders were most likely routed to a collection of high-frequency traders for just 30 milliseconds — 0.03 seconds — in what are known as flash orders. While markets are supposed to ensure transparency by showing orders to everyone simultaneously, a loophole in regulations allows marketplaces like Nasdaq to show traders some orders ahead of everyone else in exchange for a fee.
In less than half a second, high-frequency traders gained a valuable insight: the hunger for Broadcom was growing. Their computers began buying up Broadcom shares and then reselling them to the slower investors at higher prices. The overall price of Broadcom began to rise.
Soon, thousands of orders began flooding the markets as high-frequency software went into high gear. Automatic programs began issuing and canceling tiny orders within milliseconds to determine how much the slower traders were willing to pay. The high-frequency computers quickly determined that some investors’ upper limit was $26.40. The price shot to $26.39, and high-frequency programs began offering to sell hundreds of thousands of shares.
The result is that the slower-moving investors paid $1.4 million for about 56,000 shares, or $7,800 more than if they had been able to move as quickly as the high-frequency traders.
CATCH – CLEAN – AND COOK
The next Candlewick Anglers club meeting is on Thursday, August 25th behind the rec ctr at 6:30 pm.
At this meeting, we plan to have you fish, keep the bigger fish and we will teach you different ways to clean them, AND we will even cook them right there to eat.
So come down and join us for a great evening of fun and learning.
Bring a cooler (with ice or freezer packs) and some extra zip lock bags if you want to take home some of the fish you catch after we clean them.
SEE YOU THERE.