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TOP: Brian Smith, DVM breaks ground for Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital. The 5,300 square foot state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open spring 2012. BOTTOM: Care Today, PA, located in the facility formerly used by the Sienna Plantation Residential Association (SPRAI), provides quality primary and urgent care in the heart of Sienna Plantation. Sienna Plantation News is an advertiser-supported publication wholly owned by Community Magazines LLC, publishers of custom publications for narrowly focused audiences. There is no affiliation with Sienna Plantation, Sienna Plantation Residential Association Inc. or Johnson Development.

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don’t know if it’s age, increased awareness or something else, but I am feeling thankful for things I used to take for granted. Though I’ve always known that tomorrow is never promised, I’m feeling a heightened awareness of that fact. It seems that every month, another friend or acquaintance has been stricken with, or lost a loved one to a cancer that struck out of the blue. I still feel shaken by the death of a colleague, younger than me and seemingly in good shape, who recently had a heart attack and died. I acknowledge that it is a blessing that my family and I woke up in sound mind and body this morning. Being part of a community that remains vibrant and that continues to grow is something for which I am also thankful. Despite prognostications of economic doom and gloom, at least in Sienna Plantation, new businesses continue to open and prosper. Recently, veterinarian, Dr. Brian Smith, broke ground for a state-of-the-art animal hospital on the corner of Sienna Ranch Road and Sienna Circle. Care Today, a primary and urgent care medical clinic, opened practice in the building formerly used by the residential association. Having another option for quality health care within a few minutes of home is a reason, I think, to be grateful. I am also thankful that on November 10th, a world renowned expert on how parents can help children reach their fullest potential, Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, is coming to the Stafford Centre to share insights with us. If you haven’t purchased your ticket for the Boys Adrift: Confronting the epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men, do so before it’s too late. Go to www.siennaplantationnews.com and click on the EVENTS tab. Need inspiration for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner? Join fellow food enthusiasts at the Culinary Book Club meeting at the Sienna Branch library on November 21st. The holiday dishes that your family might feel are need-to-be-replaced tired traditions could be new taste sensations to someone else’s family. The Culinary Book Club meeting is a place for foodies to share all things food, so stop by. All are welcome. And last but certainly not least, in this season of thanksgiving, thank you for your continued support of Sienna Plantation News. Happy Thanksgiving, Denise Denise R. Williams, Publisher

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efore you prepare that big Thanksgiving Day meal, consider attending the Culinary Book Club meeting at the Sienna Branch Library on Monday, November 21st to expand your culinary experiences, and share your interests with other food lovers. The meeting starts at 1:30 pm in the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Large Conference room. Each month, the Culinary Book Club gets together to trade recipes and cooking tips, get ideas and enjoy the camaraderie of other people who have an interest in good cuisine. Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels are invited to join. The program is free and open to the public. If you prefer to read your recipes on an eReader, Fort Bend County Librariesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; e-books are available for use on the AmazonÂŽ Kindle or other mobile devices running the free Kindle app, such as the iPhoneÂŽ, iPadÂŽ or Androidâ&#x201E;˘. To check out titles, use your library card and select Get for Kindle. E-books will be delivered directly to your mobile device. Amazonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Whispersync technology synchronizes notes, highlights and last-page read between the Kindle and other eReader devices. In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Fort Bend county libraries will be closed. The online library, however, is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books, placing holds, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. â&#x2013; Sienna Branch Library â&#x20AC;˘ 8411 Sienna Springs â&#x20AC;˘ Sienna Plantation, Texas 77459 â&#x20AC;˘ (281) 238-2900.

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and functional necessity. Visitors pull into an attractively landscaped lot with ample parking spaces and then enter an elegant lobby. The hospital has a separate isolation ward for potentially contagious animals. A large treatment area, four examination rooms, and dental and digital x-ray suites accompany a surgical wing with an expansive state-of-the-art intensive care unit. Clients visiting hospitalized patients can relax in a specially designed comfort room. Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital will also have a generously sized exercise yard and boarding kennel for dogs with large housing runs. Cats will enjoy separate, quieter rooms with space for exercise and a large window for their daily amusement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a date set for the grand opening,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Smith. Bricker & Associates, the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction firm, is experienced at building animal hospitals and has a reputation for on-time completion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We anticipate receiving our first guest in the new facility in the spring of 2012.â&#x20AC;? Once the hospital opens, Sienna Plantation Animal Clinic will move from its current location in Bees Creek Shopping Center to the new building. Until then, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business as usual. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My veterinary practice has been in Sienna for the past five years,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Smith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family and I live here. We have been and will continue to be committed to Sienna Plantation.â&#x20AC;? For your pet care needs, now and in the future, give Dr. Smith and his team a call. â&#x2013; Sienna Plantation Animal Clinic â&#x20AC;˘ 4225 Sienna Parkway, Suite 240 â&#x20AC;˘ Sienna Plantation, Texas 77459 â&#x20AC;˘ www.siennaplantationanimalclinic.com â&#x20AC;˘(281) 778-5244


What is asset allocation?

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ewis Carroll, the author of Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adventures in Wonderland, once said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going, any road will get you there.â&#x20AC;? This is certainly true when it comes to investing. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where you are headed financially, then the investments that make up your portfolio arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that important. If you do have a monetary destination in mind, asset allocation becomes vital. Asset allocation simply means not putting all your eggs in one basket. It is a systematic approach to diversification that may help determine the most efficient mix of assets based on your risk tolerance and time horizon. Asset allocation seeks to manage investment risk by diversifying a portfolio among the major asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, and cash alternatives. Each asset class has a different level of risk and potential return. At any given time, while one asset category may be increasing in value, another may be decreasing. Diversification is a method to help manage investment risk. Of course, asset allocation and diversification donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t guarantee against loss, but it may help cushion the blow. Dividing your investment in this way could help you ride out market fluctuations and protect your portfolio from a major loss in any single asset class. It is important to understand the risk versus the return tradeoff. Generally, the greater the potential return of an investment, the greater the risk. As a result, the makeup of a portfolio should be based on your risk tolerance. For the most part, you should not place all your assets in categories that have the highest potential for gain if you are concerned about the prospect of loss. It is essential to find a balance of asset classes that offer the highest potential return for your risk profile.

Other factors that are important in developing an asset allocation strategy are your investment goals and time horizon. When you are considering how to diversify your portfolio, ask yourself what

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We just found out we’re having a son. My sister-in-law says I should stop drinking bottled water because it has a negative effect on boys. She couldn’t explain why. Do you know what she’s talking about? I have suggested that if a woman drinks water or soda from a clear plastic bottle while she’s pregnant, the baby boy growing in her womb may be adversely affected. Shanna Swan and her associates from the University of Rochester, in association with

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Over 6 months ago my daughter was released by her doctor to resume all physical activity after a stress fracture in her lower leg. If she runs or engages in strenuous physical activity, she says her leg still hurts. Is this normal? The key to treating stress fractures is not only to treat the fracture but also to determine the underlying cause that makes the patient susceptible to developing the stress fracture. When I have a patient that has a stress fracture I typically like to obtain a metabolic panel to evaluate vitamin D, calcium, and parathyroid levels. Having a defi-

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ciency in any one of these can disrupt the boneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to maintain itself and heal when undergoing excessive stress. If any of these levels are low then they need to be corrected especially if the patient is an avid runner or athlete. In addition, I also like to evaluate the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anatomy beginning with their stance and their feet. If a patient has flat feet, high arched feet, or inappropriate shoes they can easily overload certain areas in the foot and leg which can lead to stress fractures and recurring pain. To check this, one can look at the bottom of their running shoes and see what part of the tread is worn down. If one side of the sole is worn down more than the other then there is an imbalance in the stresses across the foot and oftentimes orthotics are necessary. If a patient is still having pain six months later it seems that the initial problem that caused the stress fracture has not been corrected and probably needs to be revisited to avoid future problems. Answer provided by Dr. J. Michael Bennett. (281) 633-0320

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What is asset allocation? Continued from page 5

When retirement rolls around, would you like to travel and buy a vacation home? The factors that are important to you should be taken into consideration when outlining an asset allocation strategy. If you require a specific amount of money at a point in the near future, you might want to consider a strategy with less risk. On the other hand, if you are saving for retirement and have several years until you need the funds, you might be able to invest for greater growth potential, even though this involves greater risk. Whichever asset allocation scenario you decide upon, there is no single strategy that fits every type of investor. Your specific situation calls for a specific approach with which you are comfortable and one that helps you pursue your investment goals. If you would like to discuss asset allocation and diversification strategies in detail, please contact my office to schedule a complimentary consultation. So, get invested, stay invested and diversify. ■ Marshall Wealth Management, LLC 101 Southwestern Blvd, Suite 136 • Sugar Land, Texas 77459 • (281) 903-7311 • www.marshallyourmoney.com

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Residents are invited to attend the SPRAI Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 8th from 7 pm to 9 pm at Sienna Crossing Elementary. The meeting will provide residents an overview of SPRAI operations, 2009 expenses, a review of the 2011 business plan and budget, and elect Village Representatives. Contact the association office for meeting updates and more information. (281) 778-0778. NOVEMBER 2011

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Boost holiday sales with email communication

By Amy Oliveri, Constant Contact Regional Director, Houston

This holiday season offer your customers more than discounts. Create email communications that are unique, helpful and inspiring. The more your emails stand out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the more impact they will have and the more likely they will be passed along to others. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a B2B, B2C, or nonprofit organization, you can get ahead of the game with some smart planning. Here are a few tips:

1. Send a newsletter with this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplishments and next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals. 2. Send a short story about how your donorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funding makes a difference. 3. Give gift idea suggestions context and purpose. One week you could feature gifts for teachers, another week could be gifts for moms or dads, then gifts for coworkers, and so on.

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