nice lakefront home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Beautiful views of Tims Ford Lake. House is located on two lots,
screened in porch, covered deck, large carport for camper.
Roof is one year old.
TIMS FORD LAKE
TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 87
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING MAY: 23
TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 104
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING MAY: 6
MAY SALES ACTIVITY:
LAKE HOMES SOLD: 4
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 1
May New Listings
236 Phillips Drive MLS #1180186
Classic rustic lake home, over-sized fireplace, 4 BR/2 BA - 1/2
baths (2) each level. Enclosed sunroom, deck. Upper decks
on reading room and BR. Beautiful lake views. 3-car
detached garage. Double-slip dock/w lift - 100 yds. away -
level walk to dock.
61 Tennessee Drive MLS #1180767
Very nice lakefront home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5
baths. Beautiful views of Tims Ford Lake. House is located
on two lots, screened in porch, covered deck, large carport for
camper. Roof is one year old.
0 Hopkins Lane MLS
level building lot in prestigious Hopkins point, lot has been
cleared and ready to build on, S/D has a great boat ramp.
Calendar of Events
June 20 - Fathers Day
June 21 - 1st day of
10 Tips to Save Energy and Keep Cool This Summer
1. Raise your thermostat to 78
degrees. This is the number one way to
2. When you are away from home for more than
8 hours, raise your thermostat setting and you
can expect to see a 1% savings for each degree
of setback. This will reduce the amount of
energy used to cool your home while you're away.
You can learn more about your thermostat online
by visiting the U.S. Department of Energy
3. Keep shades closed when the air
conditioner is on. Sunny windows account for
40% of unwanted heat and can make your air
conditioner work two or three times harder.
4. Check and clean filters. Cleaning and
replacing air conditioning filters monthly
allows the system to run more efficiently.
5. Install ceiling fans. Don't
underestimate the importance of ceiling fans.
Moving air over the body provides a cooling
effect. The use of ceiling fans can mean savings
of around 25% on cooling costs and can make the
temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.
6. Make sure ceiling fans are blowing down.
Most fans have a switch to change the fan
direction. Make sure ceiling fans are blowing
downward (in a counter-clockwise direction) to
send air past your body.
7. Run appliances with large energy use late
in the evening. Use the dishwasher and
clothes washer late in the evening. When used
during the day, these appliances produce
additional heat, causing your air conditioner to
8. Use cold water to wash dishes and clothes.
This will save on water heating costs.
9. Unplug equipment not in use. Electric
chargers, televisions and audio/video equipment
use electricity and produce heat even when they
are not in use. Running an older refrigerator
can use up to three times the energy of a modern
one. Unplug any appliance when it is not in use.
10. Turn off lights. Turn lights off when
exiting a room. Consider replacing incandescent
bulbs with energy efficient compact florescent
lights (CFLs). And remember to recycle CFLs
Summer Health Tips
No matter what summertime
activity you choose to participate in - some fun
and games with family or friends at the park, a
refreshing swim, or a backyard barbeque - those
hot and humid days can take a toll on you
physically, as well as present some hidden
dangers. Here are some tips on how you can
manage the heat and keep cool during the dog
days of summer.
TIPS ON MANAGING THE HEAT
The risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
rises along the the temperature and humidity.
Heat illnesses occur when the body's cooling
mechanism becomes overloaded. When the heat
starts to rise - slow down. Regardless of your
activity level, drink more fluids - your body
needs water to prevent dehydration during warm
summer days. Stay away from liquids that have
caffeine, alcohol, or large amounts of sugar.
Stay indoors or in shaded locations; wear
lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting
clothing; and limit your outdoor activity to
morning or evening hours when it is cooler
Signals of Heat Emergencies
Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related
illness that can develop well after dehydration
occurs. Those most prone to heat exhaustion
include the elderly, those with high blood
pressure, and children. Some symptoms of heat
exhaustion include: cool, moist, pale or flushed
skin; muscle cramps; heavy perspiring; nausea
and sometimes vomiting; weakness; dizziness; dry
mouth; and a headache.
stroke is a life-threatening situation. It
occurs when the body is unable to regulate its
temperature. Heat stroke can occur within 10-15
minutes of the first symptoms. Signs of heat
stroke include: very high body temperature
(above 103 degrees); hot, dry, red skin; no
sweating; nausea; dizziness; confusion,
disorientation, hallucinations; or loss of
Treatment of Heat Emergencies
If you feel you are suffering from heat
exhaustion, it is important to get out of the
sun and into a cool place; loosen clothing;
drink water/fluids (be sure to avoid caffeine
and alcoholic beverages); take a cool showeHeat
Stroke is a medical emergency - have someone
call for immediate medical assistance while you
begin cooling the victim. Get the person to a
shaded area; cool him/her rapidly using whatever
methods you can (immerse in a tub of cool water,
place in a cold shower, spray with cool water
from a garden hose); do not give fluids; if
convulsions occur, keep the victim from injuring
himself; call the hospital emergency room for
further instructions if medical assistance is
delayed in responding.
Summer time means fun in the sun, and plenty of
fun and games in the water - but did you know
that germs could contaminate swimming water?
Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are spread
by swimming in contaminated recreational waters
such as: pools, water parks, lakes, and the
ocean. Germs causing RWIs can be killed by
chlorine, but it doesn't work right away. It
takes time to kill germs, and some are resistant
to chlorine and can live in pools for days. Here
are some tips on how to protect yourself and
your family from RWIs.
"Swimmer's Ear" is an infection of the ear
and/or outer ear canal, which can cause the ear
to itch or become red and inflamed. More common
in children and young adults, movement or
touching the ear can be extremely painful.
Reduce your risk of getting Swimmer's Ear:
• Dry your ears after swimming.
• Check with the pool staff about the chlorine
and pH-testing program at the pool. Those with
good control are unlikely to spread Swimmer's
• Avoid swimming in locations that may have been
closed because of pollution.
• Avoid putting objects (e.g. fingers, cotton
swabs) in your ear that may scratch the ear
canal and provide a site for infection.
Swimmer's Ear can be treated with antibiotic
eardrops - contact your doctor if you think you
might have Swimmer's Ear.
"Swimmer's Itch" is a skin rash caused by an
allergic reaction to infection caused by certain
parasites found in contaminated salt or fresh
water. You may experience tingling, burning, or
itching of the skin. Small reddish pimples may
later occur and could develop into blisters.
Swimmer's itch cannot be spread from
person-to-person, and most cases do not require
medical attention. If you have a rash - try not
to scratch as this may cause the rash to become
infected. You may try the following for relief:
• Cool compresses
• Anti-itch lotion; calamine lotion
• Corticosteroid cream
• Apply a baking soda paste to the rash
Children are more likely to be affected because
they swim, wade, and play in the shallow water
(where the parasites are most often found) more
than adults, and they do not towel dry
themselves when leaving the water. To reduce the
risk of swimmer's itch:
• Avoid swimming in areas where swimmer's itch
is a known problem.
• Do not attract birds by feeding them in areas
where people are swimming.
• Avoid swimming near or wading in marshy areas
where snails are commonly found.
• Towel dry or shower immediately after leaving
No matter what time of the year, more and more
people are cooking outdoors. But outdoor cooking
during the summer seems to pose a few extra
challenges - leaving food out for just a short
period of time under the hot sun can result in
harmful bacteria rapidly multiplying and it
increases the chance of getting food borne
illness. Here are some basic guidelines for safe
food handling during the hot summer months:
From Store to Home
• Purchase refrigerated or frozen items after
you have selected all your non-perishables.
• Put raw meat/poultry in a plastic bag so
juices won't cross-contaminate your fruits or
• Immediately refrigerate all perishable items
when you get home.
• Completely defrost meat/poultry, so that it
cooks more evenly and doesn't leave raw or
poorly cooked places.
When transporting food to another location,
whether on a long family trip or just a short
distance to the park, it is important to keep it
cold to minimize bacterial growth.
• Keep meats refrigerated until ready to use.
• Pack perishable food from the refrigerator to
the cooler just before leaving and keep on ice
until ready to use.
• Keep cooler out of direct sunlight and avoid
opening it too often.
Hint: Pack beverages in one cooler and foods in
Keep it Clean!
Whether preparing food in your kitchen for the
backyard grill or putting it all together at the
campground, be sure to keep food surfaces clean.
And with so many "cooks in the kitchen", or at
the grill, make sure to have plenty of clean
utensils and platters on hand. To prevent food
borne illness, don't use the same utensils or
platters for raw and cooked meats. If you are
headed to the park or campgrounds, find out if
there is a source of clean water. If not, bring
water for preparing and cleaning. Or pack both
dry and wet cloths for cleaning surfaces and
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