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activities; fun includes meets, car wash, pizza night, DQ night, awards night
On June 14 members of the Dobson Dolphins swim team gathered for the (Row 4) Coach Leslie, Claire, Andrew, Hannah, Elaina, Kaitlin, Kevin, Aus-
annual photo at Los Altos. Shown are (bottom row, left to right) Kendra, Na- tin, Zach, Luke, Abby, Andrea, Aiden, Stephanie, Alexandria, Gianna, Annika,
talia, Lauren, Clara, Joshua, Isabel, Bryce, Amber, Andrew, Carson, Cale, Zoe, Ivy.
Mace, Olivia, Jonah, Carli. (Row 5) Coach Brian, Jared, Deanna, Clarisse, Shelby, Claire, Jacob,
(Row 2) Logan, Michael, Elizabeth, Madelyn, James, Amalie, Kylee, Sophia, Marchello, Gabrielle, Leanna, Justin, Hannah, Brandon, Patrick, Peter, So-
Rebekah, Jay, Josh, Kendall, Garrett, Kayden, Jeremy, Maria, Mark, Hunter, phia.
Tyler, Jonah. (Row 6) Sean, Patrick, Nick, Nick S., Cailee, Mary Rose, Brooke, Amy, Dan-
(Row 3) Coach Sarah, Mariana, Makenna, Kaitlin, Suzanne, Reegan, Colby, iel, Michael, Savannah, Natalie, Leah, Andrew.
Tim, Zach, Luke, Dylan, Morgan, Kaylin, Sophia, Jake, Angelina, Shelton, Sa- (Row 7) Sterling, David, Hank, Jake, Nick, Kelsey, Nick, Kayla, Karissa,
mantha, Lita. Marco, Kyle, Nicholas, Bre, Brianna, Devlin, Moira, Trini.
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FROM THE SHORE
by Ed Ricci noon when I caught the fish. It was two
Fish Conservation Club days after the full moon. Typically, the
solunar (fish) tables show two peri-
You can forget everything I told you ods of major fish activity around the
last month. Not really—but read on. full moon—in the middle of the night
Last month I talked about fishing and early afternoon. So if the fish had
early in the morning or in the evening their feedbags on in the middle of the
or at night to catch summertime fish. night, it stands to reason they could
After the USA women’s soccer World be hungry and ready to go 12 hours
Cup championship game in mid-July, I later. I have seen similar summertime
took my boat out on one of our Ranch midday results at times on our other
lakes to retrieve a large palm tree that Ranch lakes.
was floating down the lake and caus- So the message here is that you
ing havoc. This was about 2:00 p.m. can’t catch fish if you are not fishing.
in the afternoon under a full sun. I had And pay attention to the fish solunar
a crankbait tied on and decided to fish tables which indicate the best times to
on my way to getting the tree, and I be out fishing.
unexpectedly “tore them up.” I caught We’re gearing up for the October
nine fish pretty quickly. 8 Outdoor Expo. We are going to
I went out on Sunday one week after have a large fishing tank for the Kids’
this—at the same exact time—and Tournament stocked with willing blue-
didn’t even get a bite. That’s fishing gill. We’ll have prizes and lots of fun.
for you, and it goes to show you that We’re looking forward to seeing the
fish can be active at anytime—even in parents support this event.
the middle of a summer day. Happy fishing.
I looked back on that Sunday after-
Outdoor Expo October 8
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With Bluegill For Kids Tournament
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Crime update for Dobson Ranch District
When’s the next Listed below are crime statistics for
June and July (2nd numbers) for Mesa’s
includes many other neighborhoods,
retail centers, apartment complexes
Ranch Cleanup? Police Department Patrol District 1.
This District, based at the Dobson sub-
station, covers Dobson Ranch, but also
and other areas. These figures are for
“calls for service” and may not reflect
Saturday, October 1
Los Altos Includes apartments, retail
Hours: 7:00 a.m.
centers & other neighborhoods
to 4:00 p.m.
Check Welfare ............... 43 .... 46 Theft from Residence ...... 5 ...... 1
Watch the September Burglary Alarm.............. 38 .... 28 Found Property ............... 5 ...... 3
Roundup for details on Subjects Disturbing ....... 32 .... 40 Vehicle Burglary .............. 3 ...... 8
what items are acceptable Loud Music, Noise ......... 27 .... 21 Missing Person ................ 3 ...... 5
for the cleanup. Suspicious Activity ........ 23 .... 21 Assault ........................... 3 ...... 4
Traffic Hazard ............... 17 ...... 7 Shoplifting ...................... 3 ...... 2
City Code Violation ........ 11 ...... 7 Stolen Vehicle ................. 2 ...... 7
Juveniles Disturbing ...... 10 ...... 3 DUI ................................. 2 ...... 4
Summer is here . . . Trespass ......................... 9 .... 12
Residential Burglary ........ 9 .... 10
Dog Barking .................... 2 ..... 1
Drugs ............................. 2 ...... 4
and so is the heat! Abandoned Vehicle .......... 7 ...... 7
Suspicious Person ........... 7 ...... 5
Recovered Stolen Vehicle . 1 ...... 1
Threats ........................... 1 ...... 3
The Dobson landscape crew Family Fight .................... 6 ...... 4 Credit Card Fraud ............ 1 ...... 5
has switched to summer hours.
The crew now starts at 6:30 a.m.
However, no equipment motors are
used until 7:00 a.m. in accordance
with the City of Mesa code.
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Turtles find Ranch yard a good spot for laying eggs
by Elizabeth Wright, there are too many in our lakes. covery and proclaiming to everyone them around the pool with the net.
Ranch resident since 1981 Now the turtles take the hand Mother her prowess. This does not make for One recent morning I was alerted
Nature deals them and I just hope for happy neighbors! (Sorry!) to a turtle in the yard by our resident
Molly is a 2-year-old poodle/ the best. After putting Molly in the house Turtle Hunter and after putting Molly
Havanese mix (maybe) adopted in May and June were very busy to quiet the barking, we see how far in the house I took my trusty Canon
April. She lives at Laguna Shores Lake months for Molly. Every morning tur- along the mother turtle has progressed 35mm camera, put on the long lens
7 and has a spacious grass yard full tles were coming up into the yard to in her laying process. If the mother has and decided to find out how slider
of trees with a pool that overlooks the lay eggs. She has become the Great worked at digging a hole for laying, I’ll turtles lay their eggs. One hour and
waterfront. This is where the turtles Turtle Hunter. When she finds one she let her finish or if she hasn’t started yet 20 minutes later I had shot an entire
enter Molly’s world and mine, the barks nonstop announcing her dis- I’ll place her back in the lake. What I roll of film! The hole is dug using the
owner of the territory. definitely don’t want is for the turtle back feet only, one foot at a time like
I’ve had turtles come into to wander into the pool. If you have a back hoe, scooping out little piles
the yard for a number of had the opportunity to attempt to net of dirt. After she dug the hole deep
years and raised a few over a swimming slider in your pool you enough she laid an egg, pushed it into
the years for a few months know it is not an easy task as they the hole with her back foot, repeating
until they were a bit big- dive, dodge and swim and I chase the process for a total of 8 eggs.
ger, stronger and stood a After Mother
chance against the catfish! Turtle covered up
Baby turtles are a lot of time her eggs and lay-
and trouble. You need special ing hole, I put the
food, water and an aquari- lens cap on, and
um to keep them in—not to let Molly back
mention washing your hands into the yard. I
constantly as they carry sal- netted the turtle,
monella bacteria. Molly scram-
I called the Arizona Game bling after us and
and Fish last year and they returned her to
told me not to try to save the lake. Then
the babies anymore. It seems Baby turtles in dish Molly witnessed
her favorite part
(and mine too),
the turtle swim-
Molly . . . the Great Turtle Hunter
@JIMMYANDJOES FIND US!
Mother turtle has dug hole and is covering an egg.
RANCHERS' ROUNDUP / AUGUST 15, 2011 21
Keeping cool at swim team car wash Ranch softball team ends season
It was a record-breaking 118 to get clean for the July 4th week- The Dobson Ranch Softball Team games while enjoying their time out-
degrees for the Dobson Dolphins car end. Thanks to all who supported the had another great season this sum- side on the softball diamond. They are
wash on Saturday, July 2! Dirty cars Dolphins in this fundraiser. Proceeds mer! Although they did not win the now anxiously awaiting their next sea-
were directed to the Dairy Queen at from eating at Dairy Queen that day championship this time around, they son which will start in September.
Alma School and Guadalupe roads also went to support the Dolphins. always manage to have a good time. The team plays on Sunday nights
The team lost some longtime team- and would love to see everyone out at
mates, but also gained some great the ballpark. So come and cheer on
new ones. Even with all of these your Dobson Ranch Softball team!
changes, they managed to win some
Photos by Donna Chapman,
Free drop-in center for kids
in 3rd-6th grade! Begins Sept. 6th,
Tuesdays & Thursday, 3-6pm
• games • sports • reading room
• crafts • movies • lots of fun stuff!
To register, send an e-mail to Ginnie at email@example.com
Kids’ ministries, Jr./Sr. high, & College/Career fall programs begin Sunday, Sept. 11th!
Fall Ladies’ Bible Study
begins Tuesday morning,
We’ll be doing Beth Moore’s
study on the Tabernacle.
Child care provided, infants through 5
years old. To inquire or register, send
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SMART TENNIS TIPS
Editor’s Note: Tim Barnes is a long- cable for tennis players as much as inflammation free, the difference is anyone who has suffered from a tennis
time Valley resident and nationally- roofers, the magical affects should not notable. Blueberries were noted in one injury, inflammation reduction is one
acclaimed tennis professional. be underestimated, particularly during study as one of the top ten food prod- of the first priorities thus allowing for
Tim’s tennis accolades include hot weather conditions. ucts for inflammation reduction. For the muscles and fibers to recover.
USPTA National Excellence in Tennis Having a personal history with
Programming Award, SW Coach and cramping, it has been a great relief to
Professional of the Year. View his bio at be armed with two new highly effec-
www.timbarnes.ustapro.com. tive combatants, featuring Quinine Singles and Doubles Play!
Contact Tim via telephone, 480-593- and Taurine. Quinine is in most tonic
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by Tim Barnes As a case study, since ingesting La Casita Tennis Courts
Dobson Ranch these two products, I have yet to suf- Interested in playing singles at 6:30 p.m. on Monday
Tennis Director fer from cramps once this summer.
By comparison, each of the prior five evenings?
summers have been marked by eight Doubles can come out at 7:30 p.m. for doubles play on
Tim Barnes to ten cramping sessions. Monday evenings.
And, for reduction of inflammation:
Mother Nature Magic blueberries. My pattern is to ingest fro- Courts are reserved and these matches are scheduled weekly
zen blueberries upon returning home via email.
While the following tips are as appli- from my tennis clinics. While I am not
Interested participants should send their name, email address
Dobson Ranch Tennis Classes at La Casita and telephone number to
At La Casita, 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202 Bob Lynne, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-777-8300.
This program is FREE to all A/B tennis players. Don’t be
Adult Clinics Youth and High School Age Clinics discouraged about coming to play.
1. ONGOING: Strokes, Drills & 1. NEW: Kids Class — ages 8-11 It’s both fun and competitive.
Strategy Thursdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. August 4-
Mondays 7:00-8:30 p.m. September 15
• Ongoing, year-round offering • Kids learn key skills to progression
• Target: Intermediate level • Introductory to game play
• FEE options: $15 per clinic or • Three player registration minimum
six punch card $75/$65 residents • FEE: $55/$45 residents
2. ONGOING: Competitive Patterns
2. High School Intermediate Level
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Mondays 7:00-8:30 p.m. Ongoing Offering
• Ongoing, year-round offering
• Target: Advanced level • Fun, competitive atmosphere
• Live-ball point play, competitive games • FEE options: $15 per clinic or
• FEE options: $15 per clinic or six punch card $75/$65 residents
six punch card $75/$65 residents
3. High School Advanced Level
3. New Adult Advanced Beginner Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. Ongoing Offering
Thursdays 8:00-9:00 p.m. August 4- • Target: Advanced level
September 15 • Live-ball point play, competitive games
• Review of fundamentals • FEE options: $15 per clinic or
• Developmental drills and game play six punch card $75/$65 residents
• Fun, low stress emphasis
• FEE: $55/$45 residents
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• Contact Tim 480-593-0419
Dobson Ranch Tennis
At La Casita, 2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202
Tennis Director Tim Barnes Telephone 480-593-0419
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Still finding dust? You’re not alone
Pine needles flew, umbrellas twirled mile high, brought a challenge to all
Looking for host families
Host families are needed for During their stay, students will vol-
and patio furniture shifted as one of residents with pools. On the morning Japanese students wanting to ex- unteer at a local nonprofit and a
the Valley’s most memorable dust after, residents were seen hosing down perience the Christmas spirit with an Christmas spirit potluck dinner and a
storms moved into Dobson Ranch on their windows, screens, plants and American family. The students are surprise performance will take place
July 5 around 7:00 p.m. The storm, cars and even their entire houses. participating through PeopleLink, a on December 20. The day will be
which brought a wall of dust nearly a nonprofit organization whose mission spent decorating a room, setting up
is to promote peace by forming global the Christmas tree, decorating cook-
neighborhoods in placing foreign stu- ies, taking photos with Santa, origa-
dents with families around the world. mi gift making, rehearsing Christmas
The group consists of 39 students songs with their American host sib-
and three teachers who will be visiting lings and more.
December 16 to 21. Each will need For more information about being
a host family for five nights. Families a host family, contact Milagros
will receive a modest compensation of Zingoni at 480-295-5991 or email
$20 per night. email@example.com.
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Don’t dip that paint brush un-
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discount at Dunn-Edwards. Both
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Ranch patios turned into ‘dust bowls’ discount on paint for Dobson
Ranch residents. Residents need
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– Over 20 Years Experience
– Has a Strong Team of Support Staff
A car windshield covered in dust
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A fountain with a bench posi-
tioned nearby invites visitors
to “take a pause” at the
in Dobson Shores. The fenc-
ing and pillars define the yard
and potted plants line the
entryway to the home. The
turf is well maintained and
summer annuals add interest.
A ficus tree near the foun-
tain adds a generous amount
of shade and privacy to the
yard. The bordering of granite
also adds to the home which
has been freshly painted.
A neatly trimmed multi-trunk olive tree gracefully fans out across the Hoks’
yard in Laguna Shores amended subdivision. A colorful Mexican bird of para-
dise is positioned near the entry. Adding interest to the yard is a large group-
ing of potted plants featuring fox tail ferns and other greenery. Numerous
plants are also positioned in pots in the home’s courtyard.
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