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2011 Halloween Event In Midland, TX

by The Underwood Team

The following is a list of local Halloween events being held tonight in Midland, TX. Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween with friends and family.




- St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Harvest Fall Festival, 5-7 p. m. For more information, call 683-3339.


- Crestview Baptist Church Trunk or Treat, 6:30 p. m., in the church parking lot. For more information, call 681-8200.


- Wilshire Park Baptist Church fall festival and Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p. m., at the church, 801 S. Bentwood Drive. For more information, call 694-7787.


- Holy Cross Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat, 6-8:30 p.m., at the church parking lot, 5110 N. Garfield St. For more information, call 570-8149.


- First Baptist Church Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m., church’s north parking lot. For more information, call 683-0600.


- Fannin Terrace Baptist Church Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m., at the church parking lot, 2800 Mogford. For more information, call 682-5272.


- Harvest Time Church Fall Festival, 4-7 p.m., 8300 State Highway 191. More than 40 booths of games, food, crafts and fun; horse and carriage rides, fire truck tours.


- Golf Course Road Church of Christ Harvest Party, 6-9 p.m., Golf Course Road and Andrews Highway, Featuring trunk-o-treats, food, games and more. For more information call 694-8836.


- Alamo Heights Baptist Church Fall Festival, 6-8 p.m., the church parking lot, 1305 North Midland Drive. Activities will include games, prizes, and free drawings. Call 697-3101 for more information.


- Halloween Tricks and Treats at The Petroleum Museum, 6-8 p.m., Petroleum Museum. There will be games, cake walks, tattoos (temporary), Halloween experiments in the Education Hall and a flash light tour. Sponsored by The Midland High School Students in Philanthropy.


- Grace Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3000 W. Golf Course north parking lot.




by The Underwood Team



Fiddlesticks Farm is not just a farm, it is a farm filled with fun activities for all ages. It has a pumpkin patch for you to find that perfect pumpkin to carve. Not only does it have a pumpkin patch, but it also has a 15- acre cornfield maze. WOW! Now if that doesn’t scream fun I don’t know what does. This farm has pig races, goat walking, hay jump, tube slide, hayrides, potato sack slides, a learning barn, and lots more.  Its not necessary to pack a lunch, the farm has lots of different snacks and meals to choose from.


The farm is located on 5610 East County Road 120 and is open now until November 26th.  Pricing for all guests ages 4 and up is $ 10.00 + tax and children ages 3 and under are free.  The farm is open Monday – Friday for field trips only and open to the public on the weekends.


Happy Halloween!

Thinking About Selling Your Home?

by The Underwood Team

Putting your house up for sale can be a big step and also a big expense. Here at RE/MAX 1st Choice we would like to give you some simple tips on spending very little and changing the look and feel of your home.


1. Opt for neutral paint and carpets but add splashes of color with area rugs, napkins, flowers, pillows, curtains, drapes, towels, or anything that you have that might brighten up the room without it being to busy. 


2. Make the fireplace a focal point- polish your fireplace tools and arrange logs in the fireplace. On cold days it might be a good idea to light a "welcoming" fire.


3. If you are selling a vacant house consider renting or borrowing a few pieces of furniture to create a cozy atmosphere.


4. Just before showing your house, turn on all the lights- including closet and oven lights and those over the stove and kitchen counters. This makes the house look bigger and brighter.


5. Place a small rug in the front of doors leading outside so visitors can wipe off their feet.


6. To give your house an inviting aroma, pour a small amount of vanilla extract on a cookie sheet and place in a warm, not hot, oven.



The Holidays Are Near....

by The Underwood Team

Hello everyone! It's almost that time of the year. Soon everyone will be wearing winter clothes, making their Christmas list, deciding what to cook for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner etc. However, it is a time that you all need to maintain the safety of your homes. Most of your homes is probably the center of attention during the holidays. Here are some great tips from the American Society of Homeowners to make sure your prepared:

1. Clean your gutter and downspouts. The play a very important role in diverting the water way from the foundation walls. If you clean them before winter weather moves in, you can keep your basement dry and leak-free!!

2. Drain exterior water lines. You should remove, drain and store outdoor hoses when the weather cools down.

3. Test your electrical circuit shut-off switch. Plug your outdoor decorations only into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters. Ensure that the circuit shuts off properly by using a night-light or radio.

​4. Be steady on the ladder. Falls account for an average of 5.1 million injuries and nearly 6,000 deaths a year. 

​5. Give your garbage disposal a hot water bath, cooking for crowds puts additional stress on these appliances. Flushing the garbage disposal with one pot of hot water and a half-cup of baking soda now and again after the holidays. 

​6. Have your home heating systems inspected. Nearly half of all home heating fires occur in December. 

​7. Re-caulk and weather-strip doors and windows! This will help save energy and money by sealing air leaks around doors.

​8. Trim the back tree limbs. Also, you should consider installing a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector. It's a good idea to replace  the batteries when Daylight Saving Time begins and when it ends.

9. It's a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher handy. 


​God Bless!!!


by The Underwood Team


This weekend at the Midland International Airport the CAF will present the 20th annual AIRSHO. This year the AirSho will present a very large aviation display of bomber planes. You do not want to miss out! This event is always something to see and it begins at 8:30 a. m. Buy tickets today at or call (432)563-1000. You can also pick them up for $15 at Fina 7-Eleven, Western National Bank, or Domino's Pizza. However, All of the active duty military who have their military IDs will be admitted FREE.

Also, Aaron Tippin will be entertaining the crowd at 5 p. m. on Saturday. He is on his "Red, White and Loud Tour." There is also a new event that is called "Rise Above" this features a 30-seat movie theater with a documentary movie which is about the history of the airmen. 


Have a safe weekend and GOD BLESS!

Home Care Fall Maintenance Checklist

by The Underwood Team

Here are some excellent tips for the Fall to keep your home up and running. Home care needs a lot of change depending on the different seasons.  These are some excellent tips to help keep your home running and well maintained.


  • Fire place maintenance

Your woodpile is a natural place for insects such as spiders and termites to live. Be sure to keep firewood stored as far away from your home as possible.

  • Adjust and reprogram your automatic sprinkler system for the approaching the colder months.

Schedule sprinkler system to run on fewer evenings to help avoid over watering plants during the colder months. You should check and repair damaged sprinkler heads. Also, adjust sprinkler heads for full coverage. These suggestions will help lower your water bill.

  • Check water heater for leaks and corrosion.

Drain 3 or 4 gallons of water to flush out deposits and sediment. Insure that your water heater's drain pan is free of trash.

  • Check and tighten interior door hinges and hardware.

Lubricate may be necessary.

  • Add a tablespoon full of olive to water in all floor trains.

This keeps water in the drain from evaporating and helps percent sewer gasses from backing up into your home.

  • Reset automatic timers on light fixtures for the shorter times of daylight.
  • Adjust your programmable thermostat for seasonal changes in time and temperature.
  • Every 3 months, replace return air filters for air conditioning and heating systems.
  • If you have a water well, you should consider having the water tested for bacteria every 6 months.


Also, don't forget daylight savings time ends November 6, 2011

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