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+ + Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press • January 13, 2016 Blood drive "Images of donors needed America: Kyle" The Kyle United Meth- book signings odist Church will host a blood drive with the Learn about the history of Central Texas Blood & Kyle with the help of local author Tissue Center, Sun- Betty Harrison and the Hays day, Jan. 24 from County Historical Commission 8:30 a.m.-noon in with the newiy-published Images the Family Life of America: Kyle. Harrison will Center• ]anuary do a book signing at the Depot is National on Center Street on ]an. 23 Blood from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Donor Kyle Public Library on Jan. Awareness 29 from noon-2 p.m., and month. ]an. 30 at the Texas Pie Donat- Company from 10 a.m.- 1 ing is easy p.m. Books will be for sale and the at all three readings. requirements change all the time, although there are Santa Cruz Ladies restrictions on those Movie night who have lived overseas and those taking certainSanta Cruz Catholic Church medications. Make sure (1100 Main St., Buda) will host to eat prior to donating, a double-feature movie night bring your photo ID and on Friday, ]an. 15 from 6:30- invite a friend to donate 9:45 p.m. at Deane Hall (doors too. You can sign-up open at 6 p.m.) We will have online at https://goo.gl! an intermission with favorite O]wSm2. If you have any concession items. There will also questions, or need help be raffle prizes & door prizes. signing up, contact ]odie Please contact Margarita Negron, Claes at 512-787-6711 or if you need more information, at jodieclaes@gmail.com. (512) 657-7988. Hays County Livestock Show It's that time of year again! Bust out your boots and head to Dripping Spring Ranch Park Event Center for the annual Hays County Livestock Show. The presentation of the queen will be held Saturday, ]an. 16 at 8 a.m. with the horse show to follow. The other categories of the annual livestock show will be held ]an. 26-28, including home skills, ag mechanics, swine, goats, poultry and more that Hays County has to offer. Visit www. hayscountylivestockshow.com for a full schedule and more information• I I! ll li Missing Dogs: More than companions, they area lifeline Continued from pg. 1C sugar was "normal," which ranged from 80 to 160 mg/ DL King was a "normal dog." But his dog acted differently when his blood sugar changed. "When he starts to sniff me, that's when I start having cold sweats, and I feel his breath going on me. I know right away I need to get something to eat," Blanchard said. When his blood sugar was high, Blanchard said King would lick his head. His family assumes that's when his body excretes sugar from his sweat. When his blood sugar was too low, Blanchard said King would tap his leg. "When he does, it's like, he knows something is not right," he said. Soon Blanchard and his family began to train King, who was not a dedicated service dog. The process took only two weeks, when it normally takes up to nine months. "He was the most unique dog," Blanchard said. On Dec. 5, the Blanchard family adopted Lana, their half-American terrier and Dalmatian mix. And like King, the family began to train Lana how to recognize issues with Blanchard. Around 11 a.m. on Dec. 15, though, Blanchard's life changed. 31anchard said he put King and Lana out into his gated yard ofhis home King is described as a male American Staffordshire Terrier that is brindle in color. Lana is a half-American Terrier/ Dalmatian that is white with black polka dots. Both dogs have tattoos on their stomach area and are microchipped. Anyone with information is asked to call 210-542-1867. in the Spring Branch neighborhood when he went to pick up another pet at a veterinarian. He returned home eight minutes later to find the gate, which has two locks on it, was open. Both of his dogs were gone. "I didn't want to believe the gate was open," Blanchard said. "Maybe there was someone at home and they let them back in? But there was no one home." What soon followed was a frantic 45-minute search that encompassed the Spring Branch, S'flverado and Plum Creek neighborhoods. He then searched in the Hometown Kyle and Kyle Crossing neighborhoods. His search has proven fruitless. Blanchard was adamant that his dogs were taken from the yard based on the way his gate was open• He said even a Kyle Police officer who was at his residence was "in awe of what happened." Blanchard then took to the streets and social media in search of his lost dogs. He has passed out flyers in several neighborhoods. Blanchard also gained access to several closed neighborhood Facebook pages, where he has since spread the word. Hays County Pet. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith has also aided him in searching for the dogs. Blanchard has also filed a report with the Kyle Police Department. But Blanchard said his dogs have not been located, despite the fact they have tattoos and are microchipped. While there have been dogs that were close to matching the description, neither has been sighted by anyone in the community. That's something Blanchard finds peculiar. "It's like someone got them and disappeared," he said. For Blanchard, who works with a catering company, life without his two dogs has been a challenge. The stress of losing his dogs has caused a detached retina in one of his eyes, he said. With no dogs helping him, Blanchard said he has been prone to diabetic seizures. According to Blanchard, he has been in the hospital four times since his dogs went missing. He now hopes to get his dogs back soon- no questions asked• "I just want them back," Blanchard said. "Whoever has them, I hope they aren't doing anything bad with them." January 23, 2016 7:00 p.m.-Midnight Deane Hall 1100 Main Strut, Buda, TX 78610 Casino (}ames & Slot Machines Dance • Prizes • Costume Contest Appetizers and Bar $25 per person For more info or to purchase tickets, call Angelina or Tanya at 512-312-2137 or casinonight@sccstx.org "Raising funds to educate the whole child: Mind, Heart and Spirit" i~ ~ ~i~ : • ~i i~i~ ~::~!: ~ ~ • ( candidates = • vie for Pla Name Address Zio Email Home Phone No. [~ Check Enclosed [~ Charge credit card Credit Card # Exp, Date Signature / 3# Security Code Amount $ Hays & Travls CouPes Out of County Out of State Mail check and form to the address 3 Years__$80 __$100 __$155 below to begin receiving the number one 2 Years__$52 __$68 __$108 newspaper serving Buda, Kyle and 1 Year __$32 __$45 __$56 Over 65? Take 10% oft. surrounding communities. 113 W. Center St. • Kyle, TX 78640 • 512-268-7862 www.HaysFreePress.com I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I -+ I!¸ I rili!i,! ii :i ii i¸ I :i! L iii l ! I