Announcements

FALL BASS TOURNAMENT:
The Fish & Sports Committee’s annual Fall Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 22, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Applications and fees must be submitted to the POA office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18. Participants may NOT fish the lake beginning at dusk on Tuesday, September 18.

ATTENTION DEER HUNTERS:
All hunters who did not hunt or attend a rules seminar during the prior hunting season will be required to set up a rules phone conference with Fish & Sports Committee President, Ron Roling, at 309-453-4097.
Hunting packets will be available for pickup on Monday, September 10th, at the POA office.

GENTLE YOGA CLASS:
Please join Tina Hope for a Gentle Slow Flow Yoga session on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the Brentwood Lounge. This will be an eight week session beginning September 12th through October 31st. The cost for each class is a $10 drop in fee, OR pay $70 for the whole eight week session.

This Gentle Slow Flow Yoga practice focuses on connecting breath with movement. An emphasis will be placed on therapeutic alignment principles, especially for lower back issues. No previous yoga experienced is required, but a mat, blanket, eye pillow and blocks are helpful. (Tina Hope will have extra mats, blocks and blankets for those who do not have them). Also bring your foam rollers if you have one and we will incorporate them into the practice. Tina has one extra that someone can borrow. Hope to see you there!

SCAVENGER HUNT:
This year’s scavenger hunt will be on Saturday, October 6th, from 2:00-10:00 p.m. All participants must be 21 or older. The cost is $10 per person; teams of 2 to 6 people. Registration forms are available in the current Communicator. Mail forms and check for payment to Spoon Lake Activity Team % Scavenger Hunt, 154 Briarwood Pl. Dahinda, IL 61428. Call Lori for more information: 309-335-2091.

FALL ROADSIDE & DITCH CLEANUP:
The Garden Club’s annual fall roadside and ditch cleanup will be on Tuesday, October 16th. Meet at the Watering Hole at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts and road assignments. NO rain date.

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER:
New this year! The SLAT Committee is working in conjunction with “Die Laughing Entertainment” to present a Mystery Dinner Theater! The cost is $40 per person, which includes dinner and the murder mystery show. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th, at the Watering Hole. Costumes are welcome and prizes will be awarded! Registration will be limited and available on our website with payment through PayPal at: www.slatnews.com Registration forms are also available in the current Communicator. Mail your completed form with payment to Spoon Lake Activity Team % Mystery Dinner Theater, 109 Oak Grove Cir. Dahinda, IL 61428. Please register by Saturday, September 15th. Seating is limited, so sign up early!

ANNUAL MEETING:
The annual meeting of the membership will be held on Saturday, October 27th, at 11:00 a.m. at Brentwood. Please plan to attend and vote for your new Board members!

HELP WANTED AT THE WATERING HOLE RESTAURANT:
Experienced bar, kitchen, and wait staff is needed. Apply in person at the Watering Hole.

VISIT THE NEW GOLF COURSE WEBSITE:
Are you curious about upcoming events at the Oak Run Golf Course?
Are you hungry and want to know what the specials are at the Watering Hole restaurant?
Visit the Oak Run Golf Course’s new website: www.oakrungolfcourse.com and please sign up for their newsletter! Thank you!

THE WATERING HOLE RESTAURANT HOURS:
The Watering Hole restaurant fall hours will begin on October 1, and are as follows:
Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Come and see the new building and enjoy a great meal!
Hours are subject to change. Check this page for updates.

POA OFFICE HOURS:
Current POA office hours are: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Weekends.

OAK RUN FOOD MART FALL HOURS:
The Oak Run Food Mart’s fall hours are as follows:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Evening pizza hours are until a half hour before closing.
Phone: 879-3069 Hours subject to change.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE?
Anyone who is interested in learning how to play bridge, please contact Pat at 309-335-1686. Thank you!

PLEASE REPORT FALLEN TREES ON THE ROADWAYS TO YOUR ROAD COMMISSIONER.
You can find the township road commissioner’s phone numbers on the Utilities page of this website!

CALL “JULIE” BEFORE YOU DIG:
Stay safe! Be sure to call “Julie” at 811 before you dig!

WATER METER EXCHANGE PROGRAM:
Oak Run Homeowners: Has the water meter in your house been changed in the last two years? If not, please help Jeremy with Aqua IL’s ongoing meter exchange program. Please call customer service at 877-987-2782 and set up a meter exchange appointment. The meter change will take about 30 minutes to complete.

NEW OAK RUN BOATING RULE:
Effective March 21, 2016, when the water level of the lake, measured at the dam, reaches 8″ over normal pool and is rising, the lake is closed to all motorized watercraft.

BOAT REGISTRATION FOR 2018:
Again this year, all watercraft to be registered at Oak Run must have a copy of the current state registration card before boat stickers will be issued. We can no longer accept titles or pull them from previous years. We can pull current registration card copies from last year.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED:
Credit card payments will be accepted for all Oak Run assessments and fees. A 3% convenience fee will be charged for each credit card charge processed. Debit cards will not be accepted.

AMEREN CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you have questions or concerns about the Ameren Natural Gas proposal, please contact Kent Kowalske at kkowalske@ameren.com or call 309-677-5327.

NEW WEBSITE EMAIL SUBMISSIONS:
Please submit your email address through the new website section for emails IF you have not already submitted yours to us! You may also use the website to submit your email address if it has changed. Thank you for your submissions!

BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION:
If you are applying for an Oak Run building permit that also needs a Knox County building permit, please WAIT to apply for the county permit until you have been approved by Oak Run. Thank you!

LABOR DAY BOAT TIE-OFF PICTURE REQUESTS:
The aerial photos taken of the Labor Day boat tie-off may be viewed by emailing the following for a link to the photos: hpeanut23@yahoo.com

UPDATED FISH ATTRACTANT MAPS AVAILABLE:
The Fish & Sports Committee’s updated map of the new fish attractant structures is now available at the POA office and on the website forms page.

THE RECIPE BOX:
Submit your favorite recipes to the “Recipe Box” for the Communicator. You may submit any recipe at any time. Email your recipe to communicator@oakrunpoa.com using “Recipe Box” as the subject line, or mail your recipe to the POA office. Let’s work together to build an interesting recipe box!

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS:
Free monthly blood pressure checks are conducted on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the First Responder’s Garage. Sponsored by the Oak Run First Responders.

SLAT COMMITTEE REMINDER:
“Like” us on Facebook at “Spoon Lake Activity Team” or visit us online at www.slatnews.com to see pictures of our past events, to register for current events, and to get more information on upcoming events!

COMMUNICATOR SUBMISSION DUE DATES:
Submit your human interest stories, photos, random acts of kindness, or bits & pieces articles to: communicator@oakrunpoa.com
The Communicator article deadlines are:
February 25 for the April/May Issue
April 25 for the June/July Issue
June 25 for the August/September Issue
August 25 for the October/November Issue
October 25 for the Dec./Jan./Feb./March Issue
Copy must be received by 5:00 p.m. at the POA office, on or before the due date for inclusion in the Communicator relative to that issue.

ATTENTION GARDENERS:
A newer version of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Manual is in the library at the POA office for your use. February is the month you should trim some of your trees and shrubs. This manual will indicate which trees, shrubs or vines to prune in the winter and which to prune in the spring. It has other great gardening information; such as when to sow seed, when to fertilize, etc. Stop by the POA office and take a look at it!

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