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q- + HaysFreePress.com WINNERS! Kyle gives honors to local businesses, people at gala. - Page 1D January 30, 2013 Page 1C First bread broken at Onion Creek Senior Center BUDA BITS ne of the largest me- ,morial services ever in Hays County was held last Saturday morning for our beloved Publisher, Bob Barton. Relatives, friends and even a few Republicans from near and far attended the gathering at the old rock gym on the campus of Kyle Elementary School. It was a wonderful celebration tribute for the life of Barton, even starting a little late since he was never on time for any- thing. The service ended with the singing of'~nazing Grace" and you could just hear the loud voice of Bob lounng m. We are already in need of Bob Barton's historical mem- ory to help Betty Rogers as she is seeking information on the Coronal Institute. Rogers would like to hear from rela- tives of the people who put together a journal on the Cor- onal Institute in 1976 to about 1980 and may have the first copy of it. These articles were in the Hays County Histori- cal and Genealogical Society journals and books. Also Mrs. Roberta Belvin Pritchett had an article in The Kyle News, April 20, 1928, published by The Hays County Citizen as Holder of Copyright. Contact Rogers at (512) 858-7192 if you carr-hetlrin hersearch of the Coronal Institute. The first meal was served in the new Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center last Thurs- day. There were 70 folks who enjoyed participating in the activities and partaking in a wonderful array of food for the covered dish meal. The official ribbon cutting for the new center is scheduled for Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Another special city council election is in the future for residents of Buda. A runoff will be held in the next few weeks since no candidate received a majority of votes in the election that ended last Saturday. The two candi- dates with the highest totals were Wiley Hopkins and Amy Proctor. More to come on the scheduled election after the next city council meeting of Feb. 5 when there will be a canvass of the votes. Grant and Garison Grizzle celebrated their 7th birthday with an Olympic theme party at their home last Saturday. The partygoers participated in Olympic "games" with the winners receiving medals and all having a good time eating pizza and birthday cake. A:little older crowd gath- ered in Dripping Springs on Sunday to celebrate the 70th birthday of Robert Puryear. Puryear, a graduate of Buda High School, class of 1961, was surprised to see so many of his old friends show up for the occasion. A barbeque meal was served and, of course, there was a birthday cake. Birthday wishes go out to Audrey Elder and PerryWat- son on Feb. 1; Kara Huesser and Pat W'tlliams on Feb. 3; Maria Diaz, Tom Gamboa and Lorri Lowden on Feb. 5; and Carol Gordon on Feb. 6. Ground Hog day is Satur- day, Feb. 2. Will he or will he not see his shadow? Whatever the outcome, we are lucky with our mild winters and can look forward to spring just around the corner. PHOTOSBY PRUDECHANDLER BY KIM HILSENBECK kim@haysfreepress.com Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Los- eling Monastery visited the LBJ Student Center on Monday as part of the Com- mon Experience event in conjunction with the San Marcos Public Library.The ingly laid into place on a flat platform monks performed an ancient opening over a period of days or weeks. ceremony before beginning a Mandala This sacred work of art will be de- sand painting, stroyed on Feb. 1 as a metaphor of the Painting with colored sand ranks as impermanence of life. The monks will one of the most unique and exquisite lead a procession to Sewell Park to of- artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism. fer some of the sacred sand to the San Millions of grains of sand are painstak- Marcos River. out PHOTOS BY KIM HILSENBECK county's BY KIM HILSENBECK kim@haysfreepress.com Lehman and Hays High School stu- dents in the Buda 4-H Club attended the Hays County Livestock Show last week. They said the most important values they learn are leadership and responsibility. Many of these students are up before dawn feeding their ani- mals. Saturday was the day students could earn money for college through the auction. Standy Adams, a senior at Hays High School, was crowned princess of the court for her club, said she earned more than $4,000 that day. She and her mom, Deanette Adams, said the money will be saved for col- lege. She plans to attend Tarlton State University to become a kindergarten teacher, making her a fourth genera- tion educator. Clockwise from top left: Members of the Buda 4-H Club gathered for a quick photo; Deanette Adams, left, and her daughter Standy Adams; Madison Hawkins with her lamb. IT'S ABOUT THYME 1. Plant fruit trees. Peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, pomegranates.., and apples and apricots too. These all do well in this area. For those with limited space, or with an appetite for novelty, try a 'four-in-one' grafted apple or pear. These have four differ- ent varieties grafted onto the same tree. If you don't have a yard, try a dwarf peach ... easily grown in a pot or whisky barrel. 2. Plant vegetables in kitch- en garden. Asparagus crowns, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, Swiss chard, pod peas (sugar snaps) and lettuce. Also on- ions, such as the white Texas supersweet called Contessa. 3. Plant winter-hardy herbs. Thyme, oregano, Italian and curled parsley, rosemary, winter and summer savory, garden sage, and chives. Herbs need at least a halfa day's sun in a well-drained location. 4. Plant flowers in the garden. Calendula, pansies, stock, cyclamen, violas, di- anthus, bluebonnets, nastur- tium, flowering cabbage and kale, and larkspur. For a great show, plant snapdragons now for April and May color. 5. Plant a rose. Besides some good old standbys like Peace, Mr.. Lincoln, Climbing Don Juan and Bias6, there are some interesting newcomers to look for, such as the Knock Out series., Home Run and Belinda's Dream. Let's not forget our charming antique roses which are disease-resis- tant, hardy, and can shower our landscapes with the most beautiful, showy flowers. 6. Prune your roses. This is an activity for mid-month... around Valentine's Day. Please proceed with caution. Be sure you know what kind of rose you have. Most shrub roses bloom on new wood, so a pruning will help to force new growth and blooms. Climb- ing roses, however, bloom on old wood. If you prune them, you will remove all the flowers before they have a chance to bloom. If in doubt, please give me a call at the nursery for some advice. 7. Clean up the landscape. Cut back perennials and ap- ply a mulch-compost blend. Add green sand and sulfur to plants that prefer their soil to be a little more acidic. Check leaves for signs of iron defi- ciency. Light green leaves with darker veins indicate a lack of iron that green sand and sulfur will help to cure. 8. Control lawn weeds. Spread a pre-emergent weed killer over the yard and water it in. We recommend corn gluten. This is an effective organic pre-emergent that will not poison waterways and aquifers. If you spread it over the lawn, it will control those spring and summer weeds before they have a chance to germinate. You can safely use it in the garden or in flower- beds. 9. Maintain garden tools. Repair and clean garden tools. Change the oil on the lawn- mower, and have the blades sharpened. 10. Garden plan. PUt some- thing down in a book, a diary, or even on a scrap of paper that you tape to the wall. The more modern gardener can even create some sort of a spreadsheet. This will help you plan your weekend activi- ties and get your plants in the ground at the correct time of the year. Happy Gardening Everyone! If you have a question for Chris, send it via email to iathyme@yahoo.com. Or mail a postcard to It'sAboat Thyme: 11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748, www.itsabout- thyme, co m +