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LOST CREEK TIMES

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August 2013

News for the Residents of Lost Creek

Volume 6, Issue 8

National Night Out – October 1, 2013 Submitted by Zainab Banks, Travis County Sheriff’s Office

National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. We invite you to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community. National Night Out is designed to:  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness • Generate support and participation in crime efforts • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations • Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Travis County and across the Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the state.  Please visit our website at https://www.tcsheriff.org/community/events/199-national-night-out-2013 for more information and party registration forms. OR you can scan the QR Code.

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TENNIS TIPS

By USPTA/PTR Master Professional Fernando Velasco

How To Execute The High Volley Approach Shot In previous newsletters, I offered tips on how to hit a forehand groundstroke, a two-handed backhand, one-handed backhand, forehand volley, the two handed backhand volley, the serve, the forehand half-volley, the one-handed backhand volley, the overhead “smash”, the forehand service return and the backhand service return. In this issue, I will offer you instructions on how to execute the forehand high approach shot. This shot is used when a player is caught in “no-person’s land” (around the service line area) and receives a high ball to volley. The important part of this shot is to be able to hit a deep volley to the feet of the opponents and/or to hit a deep volley close to the baseline, so the opponent is put in a defensive mode and hits a softer ball so the player can now move closer to the net for the “killer or placement volley”. In the illustrations, Kathy Smith, a player at the Grey Rock Tennis Club, shows the proper technique to execute this stroke. Photos by Charlie Palafox. Step 1: The Ready Position and Split Step: When Kathy realizes that she is caught in “no-person’s land”, she takes the split step by bending the knees and staying on her toes. Her racket is in the volley position and her feet are angled toward the path of the incoming ball.

Step 2: The Back Swing: Once Kathy realizes that the ball has been directed to her forehand, she will turn her upper body and will take the racket slightly back. Notice that the left hand is up in front to allow her to keep her center of gravity in the center. She has loaded her weight on her right foot and will be ready to step forward to meet the ball. Step 3: The Point of Contact: Kathy now is ready to step into the ball. She has kept her eye on the ball and her center of gravity now is shifted to the point of contact. Notice the left toe pointing to the ball meeting the racket. The face of the racket is open to allow her to hit behind the ball and allow maximum net height and allow her to hit the ball deep. Step 4: The Follow Through: Once Kathy has made contact with the ball, she finishes the follow through with her wrist laid back. Her left arm is next to her body and her eyes have shifted toward her target. Step 5: The Move for the Kill Volley: As the ball is headed toward her opponent and Kathy realizes that her shot it deep, now she moves close to the net for the put away volley. If her shot was not deep, Kathy will decide to stay close to the service line to protect the lob over her head. By the look in her eyes and her smile, she is ready to go for the “kill volley”.

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AUGUST EVENTS

at the Wildflower Center Submitted by Saralee Tiede

BEAT THE HEAT WITH COOL ART

Through August 18 Jan Heaton’s “Quiet” exhibit features peaceful, soothing watercolors in the McDermott Learning Center.  Jim La Paso’s colorful kinetic sculptures float like flowers in the breeze in the gardens through September 2. WILDFLOWER SEED ONE-DAY SALE!

Saturday, August 24 Take 20 percent off our entire stock of grass and flower seeds in time for planting season next month. At The Store only. LABOR DAY WEEKEND SIDEWALK SALE

Saturday through Monday, August 31-September 2 The Wildflower Center is open on Labor Day.  Major reductions at The Store.

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LOST CREEK TIMES Back To School

School starts in August, so now is the time for drivers to pay closer attention to the school zones in the neighborhood. We want to remind you that the speed limit in a school zone is 20mph and traffic fines double! Other changes to be aware of include; • Children behaving unpredictably • School Bus Stops • Crossing Guards – please obey the guards! Remember, they are there for the safety of you and your children • New areas of traffic congestion • Be prepared for delays • Use of cell phones in schools zones is prohibited! Please give yourself extra time in the mornings and midafternoons and remember if you are traveling in a school zone to slow down.

Time To Slow Down!

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Quality Of Meals Should Not Change During Summer

Students shouldn't close the door on healthy eating habits during the summer, says a Baylor College of Medicine pediatrician. "Certainly it is just as important to eat healthy over the summer as it is any other time of the year," said Dr. Teresia O'Connor, assistant professor of pediatrics – nutrition at BCM. She offers the following tips for health summer eating: • Incorporate fruits and vegetables in all meals. • A healthy summer lunch should include a fruit, a vegetable, some form of protein and whole grains. • Don¹t skip breakfast. • Eat three meals a day with one to two snacks. • Stay hydrated - water is the best and healthiest way to • stay hydrated. • Be aware of how much sugar is in beverages. While it's okay to drink a small amount of these beverages, primary drinks should be water and low-fat or skim milk. Encourage children and teens to help prepare their own meals so they become responsible for their own healthy eating.

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