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									 RANCHERS' ROUNDUP / AUGUST 15, 2011                                                                                                                                         17

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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             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-

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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
                                                                                                                   actual crimes.

                                         Saturday, October 1
                                              Los Altos                                Includes apartments, retail
                                          Recreation Center
                                          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-
                                                                                                                                                    ming away.
                                                                                                 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

                                                                                                              Kids’ ministries, Jr./Sr. high, & College/Career fall programs begin Sunday, Sept. 11th!

                                                                                                                     Fall Ladies’ Bible Study
                                                                                                                    begins Tuesday morning,
                                                                                                                           September 6th!
                                                                                                                  We’ll be doing Beth Moore’s
                                                                                                                    study on the Tabernacle.
                                                                                                             Child care provided, infants through 5
                                                                                                             years old. To inquire or register, send
                                                                                                                            an e-mail to
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                 ADULT GROUP HOME
     Specializing in Dementia, Behavioral Problems and Alzheimer’s
                    $2199/semi-private $2499/private
    • Regular visits from RN’s    Call Dr. Monique Lorimer   • Rent • 3 Home cooked meals • Snacks
                                                                    • Laundry • Housekeeping
 • Free monthly in house doctor   480-430-2679               • Daily exercise/activities • Pet therapy
              visits                                         • Professional entertainment and more!
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  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-                   tive combatants, featuring Quinine                              Singles and Doubles Play!
  Contact Tim via telephone, 480-593-        and Taurine. Quinine is in most tonic
0419.                                        waters and can be found in most gro-                              Monday Open Tennis
                                             cery stores. Taurine is an amino acid
                                             and can be purchased at most health                                6:30pm to 9:30pm
                                             food stores in pill form.
                      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, 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
                                                   Empower and Energize Your Game
 Program Features, Fees and                   With Tennis Director Tim Barnes 480-593-0419
 Registration                                    1 HR Private Lessons $45/$40 residents
 • Professional, experienced leadership
 • Registration: Contact Tim 480-593-0419
                                                      Fast Track Offering
 Start Your Own Clinic                       • One 1/2 hour free with pre-paid
 • Enjoy your own group lesson day and         purchase of two private lessons
   time with your friends
                                             • Gift Certificates available
 • Six week durations
                                             • Offer extended until August 1
 • Three player minimum
 • Fee: $55/$45 residents

 • 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
 RANCHERS' ROUNDUP / AUGUST 15, 2011                                                                                                                                      23

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.                    

                                                                                           Save $ on painting projects
                                                                                                                                       Don’t dip that paint brush un-
                                                                                                                                    til you’ve checked out the paint
                                                                                                                                    discount at Dunn-Edwards. Both
                                                                                                                                    stores – 1872 W. Broadway in
                                                                                                                                    Tempe and 2190 W. Chandler
                                                                                                                                    in Chandler – offer a 20 percent
                       Ranch patios turned into ‘dust bowls’                                                                        discount on paint for Dobson
                                                                                                                                    Ranch residents. Residents need
                                                                                                                                    to notify the salesperson at Dunn-
                                                                                                                                    Edwards before the order is writ-
                                                                                                                                    ten. Just say you are a member of
                                                                                                                                    the Dobson Ranch Homeowners’

                                                                                                  Jim Amerine has
                                                                                                Sold Over $100 Million
                                                                                                in Dobson Ranch Properties
                                                                                              – Over 20 Years Experience
                                                                                              – Has a Strong Team of Support Staff
                          A car windshield covered in dust
                                                                                              – Has Sold the Most Dobson Homes
Photos by Donna Chapman, editor/photographer
                                                                                              – Lives & Works in Dobson Ranch
                                                                                              – Realty Executive Sells the
                                                                                              – Most Homes in the Valley
     Sign up for Home Tour.                                                                                           If you are selling call me
       Call 480-831-8314.                                                                                                  to get top dollar.
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                                               Green Thumb
A fountain with a bench posi-
tioned nearby invites visitors
to “take a pause” at the
Shoemaker/Brandt residence
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.

         Teriyaki Kitchen
                                  A Taste of Japan & Asian Cuisine...

                                             Dine In – Carry Out
                                  **Made to Order**
                                N. W. Corner of Dobson and Guadalupe

                 Teriyaki Chicken...                  $5.20        (Reg.   Bowl)
                 Phoenix Chicken*...                  $5.65        (Reg.   Bowl)
                 Orange Chicken*...                   $5.30        (Reg.   Bowl)
                 Garlic Chicken...                    $5.60        (Reg.   Bowl)
  White Meat and Brown Rice Available (Low Carb)
 **Over 19 years as your neighborhood restaurant
 ** “Try the ‘Flave Fave’ Tappan Chicken, Orange Chicken, Terriyaki Chicken and Yakisoba” - Arizona
 ** “One of the Cleanest Restaurants of the Month in Maricopa County” from the Health Inspection
 Report by Maricopa County Health Dept. - Channel 3
 ** “The Dean’s your neighborhood restaurant
 Over 16 years asList” – Restaurant w/Perfect Health Scores – Channel 5
 Prices subject to change without notice.                          *hot and spicy

   1 Free Reg. Drink and Soup of the Day
                  With purchase of any main dish                                            Guadalupe

                                                                                                                 Alma Sch

                                        any other
                          Not valid with5-15-09 offer.                                      Elliot

                 Limit 1 coupon per visit.          Expires 9/30/11           4-30-09

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