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Careful of Your Neighbors When Boating
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
Boat traffic is increasing with warmer weather and the holiday weekend fast approaching. To avoid colliding with another boat, or person skiing, or in the water, review and always follow the boat traffic flow map and share with your family. Also, please be mindful of No Wake Zones on the lake. 
Catfisherman Traps in Lake
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
The Lake Committee has contracted with a commercial fisherman to trap catfish out of Lake Caroline as recommended by the fisheries biologist. Traps can be identified by  orange and yellow buoys as shown in the picture. They are located out of the ski and high traffic areas. Please do not remove or tamper with these traps. LCOA is responsible for replacing any missing traps. 
Thank you for your cooperation.
Dogs Continue to Run Free/Unconstrained in the Park
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
We are continue to have challenges with members allowing dogs to run free/unconstrained while in the park and around other amenities. 
 
Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times when outside of their property as required under LCOA's Covenants, Madison County, and State Mississippi Code. 
 
Thanks for your attention to this important matter and to help to keep the park and other amenities safe for all to enjoy. 
Holiday Office Hours
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
The office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Hummingbird Book Club
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
Bang….Winners by F Backman had it all…Bang!
Fredik Backman explores people and relationships we find in our day to day lives. Bang. He explores the politics of winners and marginalized communities under the auspices of hockey teams. Bang, there is no soap opera drama here. By his use of foreshadowing via ’3rd person omniscience’, states Judy Spencer, a retired English teacher, Backman develops mystery and tension. Strong female characters, unlikely heroes, themes forgiveness and redemption…Bang…this book provided so many fun parts to dissect and savor.
 
Can’t wait for next month when we read…
             Dispatches from Pluto Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, by Richard Grant, winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, as our June 6  selection, 6:30 pm @ Martinique Club House.
 
We have an amazing group of ‘winning characters’ in our Hummingbird Book Club… teachers, engineers, nurses, jacks-of-all-trades….we would love for you to join us.  And bring a friend.
 
-Betty Macias, Moderator
Ice for Memorial Day
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
Buy ice for all your get togethers this weekend. Located by the Bellevue boat ramp, 7 lb bags are $3.
 
Available 24/7, major credit cards accepted. There will be a temporary hold on your account until the transaction posts.
Message from your President
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
“May we never forget that freedom isn't free.”  
We are approaching Memorial Day. A day to remember and respect neighbors who may have had family members who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and many neighbors are veterans. A heartfelt, “Thank you. We will ‘never forget, ever honor.”
 
I plan to communicate monthly the week after Board meeting to share highlights and happenings around Lake Caroline. It has been a busy month! 
 
Great activities from our volunteer Committees.  Thank you.
  • Successful Spring Fling on May 18 hosted by Events Committee
  • Neighborhood entrances beautified by Landscape Committee and work by RCI
  • Zinnia and sunflower beds planted on western side of Park- Park Committee
  • Boater Safety and Kids Fishing School hosted by Lake Committee
  • Lake Committee ensuring a healthy Lake by harvesting catfish. Thus far in one week, 1687 lbs. of catfish removed by Catfish Man. LCOA member Catfish Tournament June 21-22
  • Finance Committee, Leanne Maxwell, Carr Riggs Ingram, Jeff Portwood, and I met on May 14 to review Open Accounts Receivable, Balance Sheet and Income Statement; Chairperson: Brandi Conico, Board Treasurer.  Volunteers: Blake Ferretti, Charlsie Hendon, Gail Noe, Melinda Lott and Pat Robertson.  Exec Dir: Jeff Portwood
  • Advisory Council met on May 14.  Board met on May 16
  • Volunteers installed new windscreens on the fences at our multiuse courts
Improvements throughout Lake Caroline 
  • Bellevue kiddie and big pool remodel- demo, plaster, tiles, lights, and ladders
  • Variable speed pumps installed at Bellevue and Martinique pools
  • Bellevue clubhouse improvements- landscape in progress.  New pier, railings and seawall completed.
The lake will be busy this weekend.  Please follow the counterclockwise boat and ski route.  To access detailed map, click on link within the article, Boater Safety. 
 
What a fantastic place to call home.  I hope you, your friends & family have a relaxing and safe Holiday.   
 
It is our honor to serve as your Board President. 
Optimistically Onward,
Allison
 
Pools Open for Holiday Weekend
Posted on May 23rd, 2024
Both the Martinique and Whispering Pines pools will be open Monday, May 27.
Ladies Water Aerobics
Posted on May 16th, 2024
The Ladies Water Aerobics Class will start on Wednesday, May 31. The class will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 am at the Belleview pool. The class does not meet on holidays or when it is raining.
 
Contact Becke Bounds for more information (601)408-6998 -Text Only
Pool Cleaning Closure Schedule
Posted on May 9th, 2024

 
Beginning Monday May 13th, each swimming pool will be closed/locked one (1) day per week for preventative maintenance, cleaning, and chemical treatments. 
 
Pool closure Schedule through the summer as follows:
Mondays - Martinique closed all day. Martinique will be open on Memorial Day.
Tuesdays - Bellevue* closed all day.
Wednesdays - Whispering Pines  closed all day.
 
*Bellevue is closed while renovations are ongoing.
 
Frequently Called Numbers
Posted on Feb 1st, 2024
For Emergencies dial 911
Madison Co. Sheriff's Dept. 601-859-2345
 
Madison Co. Animal Control 601-856-6111
Madison Co. Limb Pick up 601-855-5673
Madison Co. Road Dept. 601-855-5671
(for potholes and other road issues)
 
Click here for Local Info
 
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions
Lake Level
Posted on Feb 1st, 2024
May 23, 2024 - 4.24 inches above full pool
May 16, 2024 - 6.96 inches above full pool
 
For past lake levels Click Here for the Lakes Page then select Lake Level.
Upcoming Events
Posted on Feb 1st, 2024
Catfish Tournament - June 21-22 
 
*Watch News Notes for details on these special events. See Weekly Events for events held weekly. 
 
Weekly Events
 
Pool Closure Schedule
Monday - Martinique
Tuesday* - Bellevue
Wednesday - Whispering Pines 
*Bellevue is closed while renovations are ongoing.
 
Ladies Water Aerobics 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-10 am
Bellevue Pool
Contact Becke Bounds for more information (601)408-6998 -Text Only
Begins Wednesday, May 29
 
Bridge Club
Join us Tuesdays from 1-4 pm at Martinique. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. 
 
Canasta Open Play 
Join us Wednesdays from 1-4 pm at Martinique.  Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.  Please bring a deck of cards and beverage of choice.
 
Ladies of Lake Caroline Social
Please join our weekly social hour Thursdays anytime between 1pm and 5pm at the Martinique clubhouse. Some of us play cards and others drink coffee and visit.