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Holiday Pounds! iDneAerriSzeoansaon
After eating our own Monday’s issue cov-
body weight in holiday ered the history of the
food, lets take a look Mule Deer. Now let’s
at the best way to keep learn about the hunt
the extra weight at bay and the behavior of
during the holiday the animal.
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These Two San Tan Valley Events are Worth Taking Part in.
Two unique events are The first is the 9th Annual that supports local girls ath-
coming up for San Tan Val- San Tan Valley Holiday letics, a very worthy cause.
ley that the entire communi- Parade. The other is a new
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Upcoming Events Commerce for more details and an appli-
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Part in. • (480) 788-7516
By San Tan Times After the Parade Event
Continued from page 1
Holiday Fest 2017
Bring the whole family and join the San • Presents by Florence Unified School Dis-
Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce and
Florence Unified School District as they trict Community Education & Johnson
present the 9th Annual San Tan Valley Pa- Ranch Community Association
rade & Community Event! • Walker Butte K-8 Football Field
• December 2nd, 2017
• Parade Starts right at 10:00 am • 11:30 am -2:30 pm
• Family Fun! • Snow
• Floats! • Bounce Houses
• Marching Bands! • DJ
• Best Golf Cart Award! • Vendors
• Candy for the Kids! • Food Trucks
• Santa & Mrs. Claus
The parade starts at Thistle Trail and Des- • Petting Zoo!-
ert Willow Blvd. and loops around back to
Walker Butte K-8. Continued on page 16
Be Part of The Parade!
Do you want to showcase your business,
community or church group in the Parade
or Holiday event? Contact the Chamber of
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November 24, 2017
Friday’s Word Search Puzzle
Hunting Mule Deer numbers appeared to decline in the rest
of the state. In 1929, the mule deer sea-
Part II of Deer Season son was closed south of the Gila River,
in Arizona and even as recently as 1946, fewer than
5,000 mule deer (more than 80 percent
By www.azgfd.com of all deer killed) were harvested in Arizo-
Continued from page 1 na. Then, for reasons that are still unclear,
deer populations began to increase. As the
Hunt History populations rose, doe and “any-deer” hunts
were authorized. In 1961, an all-time high
As befits Arizona’s principal game animal, of 91,120 deer hunters took 35,897 deer.
deer received some protection as early as More than 86 percent of these were mule
1887 when a four-month season of Octo- deer and nearly 10,000 were antlerless ani-
ber 1 through January 31 was established mals. Archery deer hunting was also begin-
by the territorial legislature. Buck-only ning to provide a significant hunting oppor-
hunting was instituted in 1893, and the tunity.
season was gradually reduced until 1913
when the new state legislature authorized a A series of years of poor fawn survival fol-
two-month season and a two-buck bag lim- lowed. By 1970, fewer than 16,000 deer
it. Even this was deemed excessive by the were taken and hunt success had fallen
state’s sportsmen, and a public initiative in
1916 reduced the limit to one buck deer to Continued on page 11
be taken during the month of October.
Despite a serious overpopulation of deer
on the North Kaibab in the 1920s, deer
November 24 - 26, 2017
San Tan Valley Weekend Weather
Friday Saturday Sunday
High 86° High 85° High 86°
Low 55° Low 53° Low 53°
Sunny. High near 85F. Winds Generally sunny. Near
Intervals of clouds and light and variable. record high temperatures.
sunshine. Near record high High 86F. Winds light and
temperatures. High 86F. variable.
Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
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Holiday Leftovers Step 2: Stir in avocado and cilantro, and sim-
mer 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly thickened.
TheGreatestPartOf Spoon into serving bowls, and top with shred-
ThanksgivingBegins! ded cheese.
By San Tan Times Recipe can be found online at:
Continued from page 1 http://allrecipes.com/cook/dougmatthews/
The day after Thanksgiving is upon us, now Turkey Salad
you need to decide how to put those left-
overs to the best use possible! Sure, turkey Ingredients:
sandwiches are obvious. But, what else can • 6 eggs
you do with the leftovers? Well, we have op- • 6 cups cooked turkey meat
tions for you! • 1 (16 ounce) jar sweet pickles, chopped
Turkey Soup • 1 1/2 (10 ounce) jars mustard-mayon-
• 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
• 4 cups vegetable broth
• 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes Step 1: Place eggs in a medium saucepan and
• 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and
immediately remove from heat. Cover and let
peppers eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes.
• 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
• 1 onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed Step 2: In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the
• 1 tablespoon lime juice eggs, turkey, pickles, prepared sandwich and
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper salad sauce and mayonnaise. Chill in the refrig-
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin erator approximately 3 hours before serving.
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
• 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
• 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Step 1: In a large pot over medium heat, com- Recipe can be found online at:
bine turkey, broth, canned tomatoes, green http://allrecipes.com/recipe/21225/an-
chiles, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, and lime nies-turkey-salad/
juice. Season with cayenne, cumin, salt, and
pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and Continued on page 10
simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
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November 24, 2017
Friday’s Sudoku Puzzle
Fitness After As an example a twelve ounce can of soda is
Feasting about 140 calories and 36 grams of sugar. An
alternative is to switch to calorie free diet soda
Lets Work Off Some of Those or water. Unsweetened teas are also a great
Holiday Pounds! choice.
What are some other high calorie drinks that
By San Tan Times could add too many calories to your holiday
Continued from page 1 diet? Let’s take a look.
After eating our own body weight in hol- Dunkin’ Donuts Frozen Mocha Coffee
iday food, lets take a look at the best way Coolatta: A large (32 oz) contains 990 calo-
to keep the extra weight at bay during the ries, 47 g fat (29 g saturated fat), 125 g sugar.
holiday season. McDonald’s Shamrock Shake: A large (22
Packing on unwanted weight during the hol- oz) contains 820 calories, 23 g fat (15 g saturat-
idays is a common problem. We have extra ed fat), 115 g sugar.
time off from work, we go to a few holiday Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate
parties, a bunch of large meals, and plenty Mocha: A venti (20 oz) contains 680 calories,
of desserts. All of this adds up to many of us 26 g fat, 94 g sugar.
making New Year resolutions to drop the ex-
tra weight we are carrying.
Here are a few things you can do this holiday Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha Frappucci-
to still enjoy all of the food, but minimize the no: A large (24 oz) contains 550 calories, 18 g
impact. fat (11 g saturated fat), 90 g sugar.
Don’t drink your calories Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte: A large (20
From soda to specialty coffees, it is really easy oz) contains 510 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturat-
to take in several hundred calories a day in just ed fat), 62 g sugar.
liquids. Continued on page 15
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Holiday Leftovers Step2: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220
Continued from page 6
Turkey Pot Pie Step3: Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large
skillet over medium heat, and cook the carrots,
Ingredients onion, and celery with black pepper until the
• 2 cups all-purpose flour onions are translucent, about 8 minutes. Trans-
• 1 teaspoon salt fer the mixture into a bowl; set aside. Place 2
• 7 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening tablespoons of flour into a resealable plastic zip-
• 6 tablespoons cold butter per bag, and toss the cooked turkey meat into
• 6 tablespoons cold water, or as needed the flour; shake the bag to coat. Melt 2 more
• 3 tablespoons butter tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over
• 2 carrots, diced medium heat, and cook the turkey meat in the
• 1 onion, diced butter until the flour coating turns golden brown,
• 2 stalks celery, diced about 10 minutes. Pour the chicken broth into
• 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper the skillet about 1/2 cup at a time, and stir until
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour the broth begins to simmer and thicken, about 5
• 2 cups cubed cooked turkey minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir
• 2 tablespoons butter in the cooked vegetables, green beans, cream of
• 2 cups chicken broth mushroom soup, cream-style corn, parsley, and
• 1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained thyme until the filling is thoroughly combined.
• 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of Step4: Roll out one of the dough pieces on a
floured work surface to a circle about 11 inches
mushroom soup in diameter, then fit the crust into a 10-inch pie
• 1/2 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn dish. Pour the filling into the bottom crust. Roll
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf pars- out the second crust into an 11-inch circle, lay it
on top of the filling, then pinch and fold the two
ley crusts together at the edges to seal. Cut 5 slits into
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme the top crust to vent steam.
Step1: In a bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour Step5: Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 15
with salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the vegetable minutes; lower the oven temperature to 350 de-
shortening and 6 tablespoons of cold butter into grees F (175 degrees C) and bake until the filling
the flour mixture until the butter and shortening is bubbling and the crust is golden brown, about
are the size of small peas. Sprinkle on cold wa- 25 more minutes.
ter, 1 tablespoon at a time, and gently gather the Recipe can be found online at:
moistened dough together with a fork until it just http://allrecipes.com/cook/1318566/
begins to clean flour from the side of the bowl. .STT
Separate the dough into 2 equal-size pieces,
form into rounds, and refrigerate until needed.
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Hunting Mule Deer browsers. They eat such items as twigs, bark,
buds, leaves, and nuts. Important plants in a
Continued from page 5 mule deer’s diet include mountain-mahogany,
buckbrush, cliffrose, sagebrush, buckthorn, ju-
to 16 percent. With the institution of per- niper, and oak. Most feeding is done at dawn
mit-only deer hunting the following year, hunt- and dusk, although human activity may cause
er numbers dropped from more than 97,000 a shift to more feeding at night. In Arizona,
to fewer than 68,000. Only about 9,500 mule predation on deer is mainly by coyotes, bob-
deer were reported harvested. cats, and mountain lions.
Deer permit numbers gradually increased af- Summary
ter 1972, leveling off at around 70,000 per year
between 1976 and 1982, when hunters took Breeding Period: November-December
more than 12,000 mule deer, approximately
75 percent of the total deer harvest. Then, a Young Appear: June-August Average
series of wet winters resulted in an increase in
fawn survival rates, and hunter numbers and Number of Young: 2
the numbers of deer bagged increased accord-
ingly until 1986, when nearly 86,000 hunters Distribution: 90ft-10K ft, statewide except ex-
took 25,566 deer, of which 77 percent were treme southwest corner of state
Habitat: Desert shrub, grasslands, pinon-juni-
Since then, another series of droughts has oc- per, pine, aspen-fir, and mountain meadows
curred and deer hunting opportunity is again
being curtailed. Today, mule deer comprise Food Preference: Weeds, palo verde, as-
about 60 percent of the total deer harvested. pen, mushrooms, yucca flowers, shrubs, oak,
Prospects in the near future are even more mesquite beans, janusia, cliffrose, sagebrush,
discouraging, but mule deer are “boom and juniper, coffeeberry, cacti fruit, and filaree in
bust” animals. With the advent of better than season
average winter rains, mule deer populations
will once again improve. The only question is Range: 30-50 sq. miles
Live Weight: M-200-225lbs.; F-110-125lbs.
Behavior Predators: Mountain lion, coyote and eagle
Deer feed on grasses and forbs in the spring
and summer, however, they are primarily .STT
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Christmas A Christmas tree can drink up to one quart of
Tree Buying Tips water for each inch of stem diameter.
PreventYourTreeFromDrying Location, Location, Location
Much like real estate, the location of your tree
By San Tan Times is important. Try to keep the tree away from
Continued from page 1 heating and cooling vents while also keeping it
away from direct sun which will cause it to heat
We live in a dry climate that has a relatively up and dry out more quickly.
warm winter. That means Christmas trees can
dry out more quickly. Here are some tips to Troubleshooting
get the most out of your Christmas tree this
holiday. If your tree is having problems taking in wa-
A fresh cut ter, usually it is because something has been
added to the water. Common additives that
Most likely, the tree you you pick will have many believe will extend the life of the tree will
been sitting in a lot for several days, at least, actually hinder the tree’s ability to take in wa-
before you buy it. Cutting a quarter of an inch ter. Additives such : bleach, aspirin, sugar, lime
off of the bottom of the trunk will remove any soda, copper pennies or vodka.
clogs that may have occurred in the trees vas- Many of these additives will actually decrease
cular system allowing the tree to draw in water water retention and increase the loss of mois-
more easily and extending its life ture.
If your tree is slow to take in moisture the first
Watering the Tree couple of days, that isn’t unheard of. A freshly
cut tree may not take in water immediately.
Your tree can drink a lot of water. Be sure to Additionally, the amount of water intake
stay on top of it.. Fill your stands reservoir im- depends upon several factors, from the size of
mediately when you get the tree home and in the tree to the temperature of the home.
There have been several studies that have
shown using plain water works best when it
comes to extending the life of your Christmas
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A large (32 oz) contains 470 calories, 13 g fat (7 Monday - Thursday: 4:30AM – 9PM
g saturated fat), 71 g sugar. Friday: 4:30AM – 7PM
Now when it comes to holiday parties, many Saturday 8AM – 6PM
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The old saying is that your can’t outrun a bad Monday - Thursday: 4:30AM – 11PM
diet, but you can expand your diet by being Friday: 4:30AM – 9PM
active. When it comes to gyms in the San Tan Saturday 6AM – 9PM
Valley area you have four main options. De- Sunday 6AM – 9PM
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Upcoming Events The girl at the end with the most points and
the one who raises the most in donations will
Continued from page 2 win a Warriors Softball Shirt and a dinner
with the coaches.
The ALA Ironwood Jr. High Softball team
will be doing a Hit-A-Thon on Saturday De- Also, we will be doing a Home Run Derby
cember 16th at 10:00 AM at the softball field. for anyone not on the team. There will be a
Proceeds from the event will go toward buy- $10 buy in and the winner will receive half the
ing the girls hoodie sweatshirts with the school pot while the team will get the other half. Each
logo on the front and their name and number participant will get 10 pitches off the machine.
on the back which they will be able to wear The top 2 (unless multiple ties) will advance
during cold games. to a championship round.
Each girl will get 10 pitches from the pitching Donations can be made per point or a flat
machine. The scoring system will be as fol- rate sponsor fee. Please make out all checks
lows: payable to the ALA Ironwood Booster Club.
6pt Home Run They will have hot dogs and drinks for every-
5pt Hit off the wall one and Coach Gammill will emcee the event
4pt Hard line drive and provide play by play commentary. We
3pt Fly ball or hard ground ball would like to make this a fun day for the kids
2pt any other contact and families before we go on Winter break.
1pt for being up for the pitch Thank you for your help and support of our
girls and GO WARRIORS!
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By, Rod Small
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