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Sam Hatfield Realty July 2008 Newsletter


Sam Hatfield
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July 2008


      Featured Home

MLS #973626 
436 Shasteen Bend
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 Awesome views of big water - all rooms have lake view. New appliances, two master bedrooms, one on main level, one loft master suite. Two covered decks, new roof, attractive landscaping. 16 steps to floating dock. Plenty of room for two families.

Property Sales June 2008

215 Austin Lane - Sam Hatfield Listing Agent

8 Cove Lake - Sam Hatfield Listing Agent / Buyer Agent

55 White Oak - Sam Hatfield Listing Agent
208 Long View Drive - Sam Hatfield Listing Agent

Community Events

TBD – Lake Cleanup/ Broadview Fire Dept Fish Fry

July 4th Winchester’s Fireworks Extravaganza

Winchester City Park – One hour of explosions in the sky. Event begins at dark but come early and pack a picnic basket and enjoy an afternoon and evening on the banks of Tims Ford Lake.


 Starting June 21 – Saturday Night Pickins

If you play an instrument or just enjoy listening to great music Tims Ford State Park is the place to be every other Saturday night. Please bring your instruments and join in. The music nights are held at the Recreation Building at Tims Ford State Park. 5-10 pm. For more information:

July 14 – 3rd Membership Meeting for year 2008

Sept 8 – Tims Ford Council Board Meeting

Oct 20 – 4th Membership Meeting for year 2008

Dec 8 – Tims Ford Council Board Meeting

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4th of July Safety Tips By: Amy Brantley

The 4th of July is one of the biggest holidays of the year. On the 4th of July people enjoy delicious barbeques and huge fireworks displays. It’s a day to just kick back and relax. Unfortunately, many people end up in emergency rooms on the 4th of July. Whether it’s too much alcohol, fireworks gone wrong, or potato salad gone funky many people around the United States find themselves sick or injured each year. Luckily, if you follow a few simple tips, you can avoid rushing to the emergency room this 4th of July.

4th of July Safety Tips:

*Be Careful with Fireworks Fireworks are not toys. Unfortunately, many people are irresponsible with these explosive devices. Many people even give their children fireworks to play with before the big day arrives. This is one of the reasons why many children are rushed to the hospital each 4th of July. You must consider your child’s safety when buying fireworks. You must also supervise you children very closely. Children under the age of 13 should not even be allowed to light their own fireworks.

*Take Care of Your Pets Each year pets around the country die of heatstroke because their owners are irresponsible. The 4th of July is no different. Many owners forget about the safety of their pets, because they are caught up in the festivities. Before taking your pet along in the 4th of July excursion, think about the conditions. Is the weather to hot for your pet? Will the fireworks scare your pet? Will you be able to supply your pet with much needed water throughout the day?

 *Serve Foods at the Proper Temperature 4th of July barbeques are one of the most important times to remember food safety. Food safety is extremely important when serving items like potato salad. You must remember to keep foods with mayonnaise cold or salmonella could set in. If salmonella does set in, the safety of your guests will be in danger. Some people simply get nauseous when they get salmonella, while others are much more deeply affected by this condition. Some people are even left with arthritis that affects the persons entire body. If you do serve food with mayonnaise, be sure to serve them as soon as the party starts. Also remember to cook chicken and hamburgers well done. If you guests complain about the well done burgers, just remember that their safety is more important than them turning their noses up to a well done hamburger.

*Responsible Drinking In order to enjoy your 4th of July party, you must remember this safety tip. You must drink responsibly and you must also make sure that your guests are drinking responsibly. If you let someone leave your home after they’ve had one two many of your cocktails, you could be at fault if something happens to them or someone else. If you will be serving alcohol at your 4th of July party make sure to have designated drivers to drive those who will be drinking home. Also for everyone’s safety do not let people who are drinking cook foods on the grill or light fireworks. There are some things that do not mix.




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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 8,800 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries in 2002. During the past 10 years, about a third of the injuries associated with fireworks have been caused by illegal explosives or homemade fireworks.

1.       Check local laws. Make sure that fireworks are legal where you live.

2.       If they are legal, know what kinds are legal and what kinds aren’t.

3.       Don’t let small children play with fireworks or set them off. Adults should either ignite the fireworks, or supervise older children who are doing it.

4.       Read the warnings, rules and instructions. Then, after you read them, follow them to the letter.

5.       Wear eye protection and keep all parts of your body out of the line of fire.

6.       Make sure the audience is out of range of misfired or misdirected rockets and roman candles.

7.       Set off the fireworks on a hard, flat surface away from anything flammable.

8.       Wait several minutes before walking up to a firework that didn’t go off.

9.       Have a bucket of water or a garden hose handy.

10.   Buy fireworks from reliable retailers.

11.   Never experiment with fireworks or try to make homemade ones.

12.   Avoid storing fireworks for extended periods. If you must store them, keep them in a cool, dry place.

13.   When the show is over, soak the expended fireworks and dispose of them in a trash container.

14.   M-80s and “blockbusters” are not legal fireworks; they are dangerous, banned explosives. They are extremely dangerous. Avoid anything that isn’t clearly labeled with the name of the product, the manufacturer’s name and instructions for proper use.

15.   If you attend a professional display:

o   You don’t need to get close. The best view is from several hundred yards away.

o   If debris falls nearby, don’t touch it.

o   Leave pets at home. Dogs, in particular, can have their hearing damaged by the explosions.








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