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LakeTawakoni.com Newsletter
Volume I - Issue #2
October 13, 1999

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Table of Contents:
     I. About the Newsletter.
    II. Editors Corner
   III. Free e-mail at LakeTawakoni.com
   IV. LakeTawakoni.com Baitshop Specials
    V. Fishing@LakeTawakoni.com - What's New
   VI. Coming Soon to LakeTawakoni.com
  VII. Funnies
 VIII. LakeTawakoni.com Stats
   IX. Close
    X. Unsubscribe Message

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I. A Quick Note about the Newsletter

If you would like to advertise in this newsletter, contribute an article, fishing story, good joke, or have any other comments please let us know by emailing us. We always like to hear from you, and this is as much a forum for you as it is for me - just like the LakeTawakoni.com site. I ride herd, but it belongs to all of you! So have a voice and send us your best stuff...you always knew you should be a writer....

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If it was a three hour cruise, why did Mrs. Howell have so many clothes with her?

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II. Editor's Corner

Things are really getting exciting at the LakeTawakoni.com site, and I wanted to take this opportunity to let all of you in on it, as I have to believe that you are all a big part of it. We are growing in leaps and bounds, and I have yet to see the big "slow down" for the site that I was told to expect in the fall and winter. It might still come, but it hasn't started yet.

In the four months since we have come on line there have been quite a few changes to the site. Some of them I had anticipated, and some of them just happened. The site has taken on a life of its own and I'm just trying to hold on and keep it all together!

Something I think you should all check out. Be sure to view the Fishing Headlines - the Sept. 27, 1999 article in particular. It talks about the new "FISH TEXAS" promotion from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Get a friend into fishing and win cool stuff from TPW. Check out the article and then get fishing!
Fishing Headliines

Thank you all for making us a success. I hope you continue to come back to the site and enjoy all that we have to offer.

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If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

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III. Free e-mail at LakeTawakoni.com

That's right, free e-mail. Yourname @ laketawakoni.com for free. It is now all set up and ready to go! All we need is you!

So, come in and sign-up to get your name, and/or your business name @ LakeTawakoni.com. What better way to let the world know where your from and where you do business than with a Lake Tawakoni e-mail address.

To set up your free account, go to: Setup Free Email

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Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients BUT dish washing liquid contains real lemons?

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IV. LakeTawakoni.com Baitshop

Monthly Special
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The baitshop is still here, and still selling that great Rusty's Bait. Since 1963 Rusty has been making baits for fishermen like you, and now LakeTawakoni.com is his only online distributor. These baits and lures make short work of the cats, while being clean, easy and convenient. They don't spoil or have to be refrigerated. Most important of all, they catch fish! So, if you like fishing and catching fish, check out Rusty's Baits and Lures at the LakeTawakoni.com baitshop.

LakeTawakoni.com Baitshop

Every month - as determined by the issuance of the newsletter - we'll be running a baitshop special.

So, come on! Buy some bait and hit the lake! Rusty's baits are easy to use and they catch fish. Find the whole line of Rusty's Baits and Lures at: LakeTawakoni.com Baitshop

As always your comments are needed and welcome. So if you'd like to give us some input on the baitshop, please feel free to e-mail us and speak your mind. Baitshop Email

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Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

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V. Fishing @ LakeTawakoni.com

New Message Boards
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Have you checked out the fishing message boards yet? They are new to the site, just got them up this month. They are only for fishing information, stories, and tips. Check them out, and then give us all your best stories and tips, or ask a question and get it answered. The best post each month will receive a free gift from the LakeTawakoni.com baitshop. All you have to do is post! Take this link to the message boards: Fishing Message Board

Tip of the month:
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Fishing Pole Case

A 3" inside diameter length of PVC plastic water pipe with plastic end caps makes a great fishing pole case. It's cheap, simple, floats and lasts for years. Straps are easy to put on it if you need them, and if not, it's still safe and easy to handle.

This tip from:
Dan in the bush

Find this and many more tips and tricks at Fishing Tips.

If you have any tips or tricks for the site please e-mail them to Lake Tawakoni Online.

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How do fish go into business?
The start on a small scale!

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VI. Coming Soon to LakeTawakoni.com

1. Communities at LakeTawakoni.com. Forums, discussion boards, chats, and hosted chats along with a free e-mail address at LakeTawakoni.com. You will be able to find your place in our online community. Maybe host a chat, or start and host your own community at LakeTawakoni.com. We should have the communities up and running by sometime in November. Keep an eye out, it is coming soon!

2. Don't forget to get your FREE e-mail address at LakeTawakoni.com. This will also allow you to post to the community boards once they are up and running. Sign up, let the world know you love the lake and then let the Lake Tawakoni online community hear your voice on the discussion boards, all for FREE!

3. Texas State Park page on the site.

4. Pages with directions to the public boat ramps on the lake in the boating section of the site.

5. Hunting at LakeTawakoni.com - a comprehensive hunting section much like our fishing pages...rules, regs, tips, tricks, and more!

3. Pay by credit card for advertising and bait and tackle from the baitshop...coming soon.

All of this and more coming down the pipe at the LakeTawakoni.com site. Come back and see us!

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"Three Men And A Baby"
What you get when four men go fishing and one comes back not catching anything.

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VII. This Months Funny

Scouting Trip Letter
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Dear Mom and Dad,

Our scoutmaster told us to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and were worried. We are OK. Only one of our tents and two sleeping bags got washed away.

Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Chad when it happened. Oh yes, please call Chad's mother and tell her he is OK. He can't write because of the cast.

I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it wasn't for the lightning.

Scoutmaster Walt got mad at Chad for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Chad said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn't hear him.

Did you know that if you put gas on a fire, the gas can will blow up?

The wet wood didn't burn, but one of the tents did. Also some of our clothes. John is going to look weird until his hair grows back.

We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Walt gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked OK when we left.

Scoutmaster Walt said that with a car that old you have to expect something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance.

We think it's a neat car. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the fenders.

It gets pretty hot with 10 people in a car.

He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrolman stopped and talked to us.

Scoutmaster Walt is a neat guy.

Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Terry how to drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up here is logging trucks.

This morning, all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Scoutmaster Walt wouldn't let me because I can't swim, and Chad was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood. Scoutmaster Walt isn't crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about the life jackets.

He has to spend a lot of the time working on the car so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.

Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Dave dove in the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works. Wade and I threw up, but Scoutmaster Walt said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way with food they ate in prison.

I'm so glad he got out and became our scoutmaster. He said he sure figured out how to get things done better while he was doing his time.

By the way, what is a pedophile?

I have to go now. We are going to town to mail our letters and buy bullets. Don't worry about anything. We are fine.

Love, Cole

P.S.: How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?

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Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

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VIII. LakeTawakoni.com Stats

Stats for the Lake Tawakoni.com
Site September 11 - October 12, 1999

Hits: 16,552
Page Views: 2,532
Unique Visitors: 1,343

As you can see, you should be advertising on the LakeTawakoni.com site. The worst it can do is bring you a little more business.

To find out about advertising on the LakeTawakoni.com site, go to: http://www.laketawakoni.com/ad.html?nl

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Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then." --- Katharine Hepburn

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IX. Closing (Special Deal Below)

Well, thank you for subscribing to the newsletter, and making it through this issue. Look for it to come again to your mailbox sometime around the 15th of November. I'll try to keep it interesting, and please feel free to send me your comments, advertising, and/or articles. I promise to review every one I receive for inclusion in the newsletter and the site. As I said above, this is more your newsletter and your site than it is mine.

This newsletters distribution is currently 125 people and growing daily.

Again thank you for your support, and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

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Why could Superman stop bullets with his chest, but he always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?

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X. Unsubscribe Message

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