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HaysFreePress.com Downtown Buda's 'Alive After Five' BUDA BITS owntown Buda is "alive after five" so come on down Thurs., Feb. 4. Every first Thursday of the month, downtown merchants will stay open late to give visitors the chance to stroll through the unique shops and enjoy entertainment and food at the restaurants. Oil) Congratulation to the entire Thayer family as they welcome a new member into the family. LastWednes- day, Jan. 27, 25-month-old Evans arrived into the arms of his new mother Donna Thayer. Evans was living in an orphanage about 100 miles from Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Donna had been working on the adoption for quite some time. After the earthquake in Haiti, children to be adopted were moved to the airport in Port-au-Prince and through much help from all kinds of people, Evans was finally delivered to the U.S. on a C130 along with ten other children. Donna, who grew up in the Buda area and graduated from Hays High School in 1989, now makes her home in Austin. Evans' grandparents are Ted and NancyThayer of City of Hays. See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Uhland gets $20K for center improvements Ympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Lewis Petrosky (Melinda) of Lockhart, who passed away. Melinda was a member of Trinity United Church of Niederwald. The confirma- tion class of 1939 consisted of members of Trinity and then S t. John United Church, including Melinda Homan. Many of us will al- ways remember her friendly smile and greeting. ego The city of Uhland has received a federal grant of $20,030 for improvements to the Community Center. Various ideas for improve- ments are being studied for the use of the grant. There is another grant of $250,000 for improvement of the wa- ter distribution system. The water line along Old Spanish Trail from Cotton Gin Road north to the intersection of Rocky Road will be im- proved and/or replaced. The construction will begin or is planned to begin this spring See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 4C BOOSTING BUBA New tourism director promotes town to residents as well as visitors. - Page 1D February 3, 2010 Page 1C t PHOTOS BY JEN BIUND0 Auctioneers raise the bidding on a champion steer at the ays County Livestock Show last weekend. Goats, cows, turke3rs, oh my Local youth s00aowca00e l00d)ors of lo ee BY JEN BIUNDO jen@haysfreepress.com rom the auctioneer's call to the squeals, grunts, moos and clucks of animals on display, the civic center in San Marcos rang last week with the sounds of the Hays County Youth Live stock Show. Hundreds of kids from local 4-H and FFA clubs showed off their projects in animal husbandry, home skills, ag me- chanics and more at the annual event, which ran from Wednesday through Sat- urday. Wimberley natives Karen Withee (left) and Sky Goats lre strong, but 10-year-old Mia Wagner is stronger. Hibler, both 13, hang out with their pigs. Buda resident Annalena Hinojosa, 17, a student at Lehman High School, shows off her grand champion turkey. Drippir cham Springs 12-year-old Justin Purcell took the grand prize with his pig. 14-year-old Lehman High School student Mikayla Wenzel shows off her grand champion lamb, Fate. No rehab for the wild critters MT, CITY " forgot to tell you about the red-tailed hawk . that perched on our fence several days a few weeks back. Magnificent. Did you see the great- horned owl by the side of the roadtat 2770 and 1626 during morning traffic a couple weeks ago? Good Samaritans stopped to lend aid and get him to Austin Wildlife Rescue. Turns out, he was down from a head injury rather than a broken wing. He made it only two or three days. Do you know it's against the law to reha- bilitate wildlife - includ- ing birds? They must go to a licensed rehabilitator. There's a list, by county, on the Texas Parks & Wild- life website. gee RonTom found an injured first year buck on Lynn Cobb's front porch recently, when he went to ask if he had recycling for our trip to The Green Guy in San Marcos. We stepped outside to take the return phone call from a local game warden on Ron's cell. (We're not the only house in Moun- tain City without cell phone coverage.) Rehabil- itators only take fawn. So, the game warden had two options: Shoo him into the ranchland or put him down and drag him to the cul-de-sac. We opted, "No thanks." Last report I heard, the young buck was hanging in and hanging out near- by. Dr. Bob (Rosebrock) told me that God has ways in nature to handle these things. Sometimes a bro- ken leg will just fall off. ego Oh my! It's almost nesting season, so I must mention baby birds on the ground. God designed some birds leave the nest before they can fly. Don't harm the fledgling by trying to help. Almost always, the parents are close by. A truly orphaned baby can go to a licensed rehabilitator. Same thing goes for newborn fawn. The mom may stay away for hours. She'll be back. gee Remember to care for local pets at PAWS Animal Shelter through participa- tion in the collection at Mountain City's City Hall. Dog/puppy food, cat/ kitten food, kitty litter, dog/cat treats, towels/ blankets, bleach, laundry detergent, Fabuloso, dish soap, trash bags, pooper scoopers. February 6-14. ollo If you find a tidbit for Montage, send it my way, please. Ptom5678@gmail. corn or 512-268-5678. Thanks! Love, Pauline VEINTE TM VARICOSE VEIN CLI ICS , ! ARE OI00NING AN OFFICE IN ,UDA. 1760 FM 967, BUDA,