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NEWS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE DOMINION

VOLUME VI ISSUE VIII

August 2014

“WE CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS!” WINS MOST PATRIOTIC FLOAT A group of volunteers led by Carole Clark and friends from the Fredericksburg Christian Fellowship created a winning float for The Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center in the Comfort 4th of July parade last week. This first place winner in the Most Patriotic category was themed “We Celebrate Birthdays!”. It featured lots of red, white and blue along with a birthday cake, Uncle Sam on stilts, and a great birthday party attitude! T h e Fre d e r i c k s b u r g C h r i s t i a n Fe l l o w s h i p supports the HCPCC and several of the members of the float committee volunteer at the HCPCC during the week. Volunteers are trained to answer the phones, provide lay counseling, work with individualized parenting classes, organize material assistance items, and help with special events. The HCPCC has been providing free services for over 26 years to women and families in the Hill Country Copyright © 2014 Peel, Inc.

area. It is funded primarily by individual donations, church support and some grants. The HCPCC has expanded its hours to be open two evenings (Tuesday and Thursdays until 8) and four days (Tue-Fri). In addition to the free pregnancy tests, sonograms, STD testing and prenatal and parenting classes offered at the HCPCC facility on Fabra St in Boerne, the HCPCC now offers free childbirth classes to the community at the Boerne YMCA on Thursday evenings and one Saturday every other month. For more information about services, to volunteer or to make a donation please call 830-249-9717, email [email protected] lifesprecious.org or see the website www.lifesprecious.org.

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THE OUTLOOK IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY NUMBERS EMERGENCY................................................................911

Fire....................................................................................... 911 Ambulance........................................................................... 911 Police Dept – Non-Emergency.............................210-207-7273 Fire Dept – Non-Emergency................................210-207-7744

DOMINION SECURITY

Chief of Security..................................................210-268-9932 Main Gate................................ 210-698-2997 or 210-698-2998 North Gate...........................................................210-698-7812 South Gate............................... 210-698-5323 or 210-698-0041

CITY

City Customer Service..........................................210-207-6400 Solid Waste (Trash)..............................................210-207-6428

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Cedar Elm Postal Office.......................................210-641-0248

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MISSION STATEMENT The Outlook, For The Dominion The mission of The Outlook is to provide The Dominion Community with one source of local news content that is written by Dominion residents. Our goal is to help build the community by connecting local businesses with residents and residents with relevant neighborhood information.

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ARTICLE INFO The Outlook is mailed monthly to all Dominion residents. Residents, community groups, churches, etc. are welcome to include information about their organizations in the newsletter. Personal news for the Stork Report, Teenage Job Seekers, recipes, special celebrations, and birthday announcements are also welcome. To submit an article for The Outlook, please email it to [email protected] The deadline is the 20th of the month prior to the issue. 2

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THE OUTLOOK Hill Country Animal League receives a grant from PetSmart Charities® to spay/neuter indoor and outdoor pet cats in the cities of Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch! Hill Country Animal League has received funding from PetSmart Charities® to provide FREE spay/neuter services for 900 indoor and outdoor pet cats and kittens belonging to residents within the city limits of Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch. Grant funding includes sedation, surgery, rabies vaccination and pain medication. Other services, such as microchips and other vaccinations, will also be available for an additional fee. About Hill Country Animal League HCAL is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to stop the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats in the Hill Country area by providing low cost spay/neuter services. Address: 924 N. Main; Phone: (830) 249-2341 About PetSmart Charities: PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

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THE OUTLOOK Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District Water Conservation Audit The recent rain events have been a welcome sight, but monitors wells into the Trinity Aquifer throughout the District still reflect a downward trend and record lows. Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District (TGRGCD) would like to ask for your continued help in reducing demand on groundwater resources. We offer a free onsite consultation to identify problems areas that could be resulting in higher water usage to home or business owners residing within our District. Following the visit, we offer recommendations to help reduce water usage both inside and outside the home and a “goody” bag full of conservation-related items, including a hose timer, moisture meter, and low-flow showerhead. Please contact us at 210-698-1155 with questions, or to schedule a free in-home audit! To learn more about Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District, please visit us at www.trinityglenrose.com.

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A Focus on Heat Emergencies Healthy Tips To Stay Cool In Extremely Hot Weather By: Concentra Urgent Care

Heat illnesses are easily preventable by taking precautions in hot weather. Children, elderly, and obese people have a higher risk of developing heat illness. People taking certain medications or drinking alcohol also have a higher risk. However, even a top athlete in superb condition can succumb to heat illness if he or she ignores the warning signs. If the problem isn’t addressed, heat cramps (caused by loss of salt from heavy sweating) can lead to heat exhaustion (caused by dehydration), which can progress to heatstroke. Heatstroke, the most serious of the three, can cause shock, brain damage, organ failure, and even death. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Heat Cramps • Sweating • Dizziness and lightheadedness • Pain in arms, legs, and abdomen • Headache and confusion • Heat Exhaustion • Nausea and vomiting • Moist, pale skin • Rapid pulse and breathing • Fatigue and fainting Heat Stroke • No sweating • Rapid pulse • Dry, hot, red skin • Temperature over 103º F • Confusion/loss of consciousness • Seizures CAUSES: • High temperatures or humidity • Medications, such as diuretics, • Dehydration neuroleptics, phenothiazines, and • Prolonged or excessive exercise anticholinergics • Excess clothing • Cardiovascular disease • Alcohol use WHAT TO DO IN HEAT EMERGENCIES... 1. Have the person lie down in a cool place. Elevate the person’s feet about 12 inches. 2. Apply cool, wet cloths (or cool water directly) to the person’s skin and use a fan to lower body temperature. Place cold compresses on the person’s neck, groin, and armpits. 3. If the person is alert, give cool water or sports beverages. It’s advisable to drink slowly and steadily, particularly if they are experiencing nausea. 4. For muscle cramps, give beverages as above, and massage and stretch affected muscles gently, but firmly, until they relax. 5. If the person shows signs of shock (bluish lips and fingernails, and decreased alertness), starts having seizures, or loses consciousness, call 911 and continue cooling procedures, as described above. DO NOT: • underestimate the seriousness of heat illness, especially if the person is a child, elderly, or injured. • give the person medications that are used to treat 6

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fever (such as aspirin or acetaminophen). They will not help, and they may be harmful. • give the person salt tablets. • give the person liquids that contain alcohol or caffeine. They will interfere with the body’s ability to control its internal temperature. • use alcohol rubs on the person’s skin. • give the person anything by mouth (not even salted drinks) if the person is vomiting or unconscious. PREVENTION: • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in hot weather. • Rest regularly in a cool area; seek shade when possible. • Avoid strenuous physical activity in hot or humid conditions. • Drink plenty of fluids every day. Drink more fluids before, during, and after physical activity. • Be especially careful to avoid overheating if you are taking drugs that impair heat regulation, or if you are overweight or elderly. • Be careful of hot cars in the summer. Allow the car to cool off before getting in. • Avoid heavy meals and hot foods. For more information on how to cope with the heat, ask your Concentra health professional, or visit the CDC’s Web site at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/ topics/heatstress/

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APHIDS Aphids feed on a wide variety of plants in Texas. They have high reproductive capabilities so their populations can grow to large numbers quickly. Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects that come in a variety of colors. Some have wings while others may not, but all have cornicles, or “tailpipes” that come off the tip of the abdomen. Aphids have piercing-sucking mouthparts which they use to pierce plant tissue and suck out the juices. Damage often appears as yellowing or curling of foliage. Aphids also secrete a sweet, sticky substance called honeydew. Honeydew often appears on the plant as a shiny spots or sometimes the honeydew may have sooty mold growing on it. Sooty mold is a black fungus that can block sunlight from reaching the plant leading to a decrease of photosynthesis. Some ideas for managing aphids are as follows: • Encourage natural enemies such as ladybugs, lacewing larvae & syrphid fly larvae; know what these creatures look like so you don’t kill them • Use high pressure water sprays to dislodge aphids from the plant • Less toxic pesticides include active ingredients such as insecticidal soap, azadirachtin (neem), horticultural oils or d-limonene • Other pesticides to manage aphids may include active ingredients such as permethrin, acephate (non-food items only), carbaryl or imidacloprid For more information or help with identification, contact Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Program Specialist at 512.854.9600.

Newcomers of San Antonio Newcomers of San Antonio is a non-profit social organization founded in 1981. Membership is open to anyone residing in the greater San Antonio area for three years or less. We sponsor social events (monthly luncheons the 1st Thursday of the month and monthly coffees the 3rd Thursday of the month), interest groups (including games, book club, evening groups and local day trips), and opportunities for community involvement. Please visit us at NewcomersofSanAntonio.org for more information.

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR JEWELRY IS WORTH? A standard home insurance policy covers your jewelry up to a set amount, but this may not be enough for items of high-value.

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Telephone: 210.493.4301 or 210.849.8835 Ted Resnick, G.G., a 12-year resident of The Dominion, is here to serve you for all your jewelry and appraisal needs. A graduate gemologist - appraiser, from the Gemological Institute of America, for the past four decades, has been in all phases of the jewelry industry. A past board member of The Texas Jewelers Association, Certified by the *JBAR, appraiser for the U.S. Marshall's Service, FBI and DOJ and qualified for numismatics, is here to serve you. *Jewelers Board of Appraisal Review

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TENNIS TIPS

By USPTA/PTR Master Professional Fernando Velasco

The Modern Game: The Backhand Approach Shot

In previous newsletters, I offered tips on how to execute the basic strokes for players who are just beginning to play tennis or who want to resume playing. I am now offering suggestions on how to play the “modern” game mostly geared towards players who are happy with hitting the ball over the net and controlling the point with consistency. These players may be already playing for leagues or in tournaments and are looking for more “weapons” on the court. In this issue, I will offer instructions on how to execute the Top Backhand Approach Shot. This shot is used when an opponent hits a soft shot that has bounced high over the net. The player will take advantage and will charge to the net, thus hitting with top spin high over the net and hit with power. When the ball hits the court, it will take a big hop, forcing the opponent to fall back close to the fence, or to hit the ball on the rise. This shot can be used as a “winner” or as an “approach shot.” In the illustrations, Kaylen Combs, one of the top players of the Grey Rock Tennis Academy, shows the proper technique to execute this stroke. Kaylen is coached by the Director of the Tennis Academy, Darin Pleasant, who is showing her the proper point of contact on step 2. Kaylen plays with her left hand. Step 1: The Back Swing: When Kaylen sees the opportunity, she makes a quick turn of her upper body and takes the racket high and back. The head of the racket is now at shoulder height, her shoulders are turned, the right hand gripping the racket and her left

hand relaxed. Her weight is on the front foot as her momentum carries her forward to attack the ball. Her right wrist is “laid back” to allow maximum point of contact. Step 2: The Point of Contact: The success of a top spin shot is keeping the ball on the strings going from low to high in a 30 degree angle and accelerating the racket head around the outside of the ball. Kaylyn started the swing high and “looped” it to allow the head of the racket to drop down. She will be brushing around the outside of the ball as she makes contact with it. Her left shoulder is almost opening and her weight has is moving through the shot. Step 3: The Follow Through: In order to get maximum control and power, Kaylen is keeping her right arm extended through the shot. She has “snapped” her right wrist and has the head of the racket facing down. Her weight is going forward. Step 4: The Finish: Kaylen’s upper body acceleration forced the head of the racket to “wrap around” her left ear, thus creating the most power and topspin on the ball. Her legs are already in position to move forward the net for a volley. Her right foot should naturally move forward due to her momentum and racket speed. From her looks, she apparently hit a very wide cross court approach shot for a defensive return. Step 5: The Volley Winner: Once Kaylen hit, she moved to the net for a “winner”. By the smile on her face, her backhand approach shot was successful and she won the point with a backhand volley.

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SPORTS PHYSICAL?

Why Your Kids Should Also Visit The Pediatrician Vanessa Chiapetta, MD, ADC Pediatrics

If your children underwent a sports physical through their school district, you might wonder why it’s also necessary for them to see their doctor. The answer? Quality. Sports physicals performed through schools are very convenient. They are also very quick and inexpensive. Time is short and so is money, so why not? There are a number of benefits of visiting the pediatrician for a well-child exam, rather than just undergoing a sports physical. BENEFITS OF A WELL-CHILD EXAM With your pediatrician, you will receive a full assessment of your child’s specific needs with someone who knows him/her and your family. You are present at the visit so you can get information and ask questions about your child’s • Development

• Nutritional status • Chronic medical issues • Past injuries and how they relate to the sport in which he is planning to participate Your pediatrician will be sure your child has his appropriate immunizations at this visit and they can refill any chronic medications your child takes. Your pediatrician can also refer him/her to any specialists they may need to see to be sure they are fit for the sport he/she chooses. Your well-child exam can also be used as the school’s annual Sports Exam if it is done after a certain date in the spring. (Check with your school for their date.) Maybe it is a little more work and/or money than the school’s sports physical, but ultimately the quality and education your well-child exam provides should beat convenience when it comes to your family’s health.

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SHOW OFF YOUR SUPERHERO Parents this is your chance to brag on your kiddos. We want pictures of your kids doing everyday things, school events, plays, sports, etc. Send in your pictures to be featured in The Outlook. E-mail your pictures to [email protected] by the 20th of the month.

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Sit and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best and the serenity of the historic Leon Springs. While some communities require a substantial, longterm, financial commitment, The Lodge at Leon Springs takes a different approach. While we prioritize the physical and emotional well-being of seniors, we respect their financial concerns, as well. To schedule a tour of our new one bedroom cottages and our unique community, contact Steve Kitchen at 210410-3864 or [email protected]

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Section for Kids with news, puzzles, games and more!

Smoking is one of the worst things kids or adults can do to their bodies. Yet every single day about 3,900 kids between the ages 12 and 17 start smoking. Most middle school students don't smoke — only about 1 in 16 does. And most high school students don't smoke either — about 1 in 5 does (that means 4 out of 5 don't). But why do those who smoke ever begin? There's more than just one answer. Some kids may start smoking just because they're curious. Others may like the idea of doing something dangerous — something grownups don't want them to do. Still others might know lots of people who smoke and they might think it's a way to act or look like an adult. Fortunately, fewer people are starting smoking than a few years ago. Maybe that's because more and more people have learned that smoking and tobacco use can cause cancer and heart disease. But sometimes kids can't really think that far into the future to worry about an illness they might not get for many years. So let's talk about the problems that might affect kids more quickly: 1. bad breath, 2. yellow teeth, 3. smelly clothes, 4. more colds and coughs, 5. difficulty keeping up with friends when playing sports, 6. empty wallet — cigarettes and tobacco products are very expensive!

WHAT ARE SMOKING AND SMOKELESS TOBACCO?

Tobacco (say: tuh-BA-ko) is a plant that can be smoked in cigarettes, pipes, or cigars. It's the same plant that's in smokeless tobacco, known as dip, chew, snuff, spit, or chewing tobacco. Smokeless tobacco is not lit or inhaled like tobacco in cigarettes, pipes, and cigars. Instead, smokeless tobacco is put between the lip and gum and sucked on inside the mouth. Tobacco contains nicotine (say: NIH-kuh-teen), a chemical that causes a tingly or pleasant feeling — but that feeling only lasts for a little while. Nicotine is also addictive (say: uh-DIK-tiv).

That means that if you start to use nicotine, your body and mind will become so used to it that you'll need to have it just to feel OK. Anyone who starts smoking could become addicted to it. If you're addicted to something, it's very hard to stop doing it, even if you want to. Some kids get addicted right away. And adults are often addicted, which is why so many of them have a hard time quitting smoking.

WHY IS IT SO BAD FOR YOU?

Cigarettes and smokeless tobacco kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. You know those rubber bracelets that were created to bring attention to different causes? The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids created a red one with the number 1,200 on it. Why 1,200? That's the number of people who die each day due to smoking. The nicotine and other poisonous chemicals in tobacco cause lots of diseases, like heart problems and some kinds of cancer. If you smoke, you hurt your lungs and heart each time you light up. It also can make it more difficult for blood to move around in the body, so smokers may feel tired and cranky. The longer you smoke, the worse the damage becomes.

THE OTHER COST OF SMOKING

Using tobacco eats up a lot of money, too. A pack of cigarettes costs about $6, on average. That means, even if you buy just one pack a week, you'll spend $312 in a year. Some people smoke a pack a day, which adds up to $2,190! That's a lot of computer games and clothes you could buy instead.

WHAT'S IT LIKE?

Usually, people don't like smoking or chewing tobacco at first. Your body is smart, and it knows when it's being poisoned. When people try smoking for the first time, they often cough a lot and feel pain or burning in their throat and lungs. This is your lungs' way of trying to protect you and tell you to keep them smoke free. Also, many people say that they feel sick to their stomachs or even throw up. If someone accidentally swallows chewing tobacco, they may be sick for hours. Yuck.

This information was provided by KidsHealth, one of the largest resources online for medically reviewed health information written for parents, kids, and teens. For more articles like this one, visit www.KidsHealth.org or www.TeensHealth.org.  ©1995-2006. The Nemours Foundation

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