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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press February 27, 2013 + + Color for the Cause 5K this weekend Color for the Cause, a 5K run to support Hays County Boys and Girls Clubs, will take place at 10 a.m. March 2 at The Heights II apart- ment complex in San Marcos. Event organizers hope to raise $25,000; all proceeds will be donated to local Boys and Girls Clubs. Post race entertainment includes a concert by William Clark Green, No Dry County, Dillon Myers and others, a winners ceremony, raffles and refreshments. Participants will receive a t-shirt and bag of promotional items. Visit www. African violets on the agenda for Kyle Garden Club this Friday Attend a Kyle Garden Club meet- ing this Friday and learn more about African violets, presented by Jean Winn. The group meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Old Kyle City Hall. Lockhart hosts Lone Star Grand Prix The Lone Star Grand Prix will be held this year in Lockhart. The street race is a family-oriented karting venue with free general admission. More than 200 drivers will race on a 7/10- mile track that encircles the historic courthouse and central business district. Off site parking and shuttle service will bring participants to the downtown course. The city is hosting a festival on the same weekend with various activities, live music and other events. Racers will have just two days to conquer the streets of Lockhart, with practice on Saturday morning, and qualifying and the Prefinal set for the afternoon. Event organizers said racers are coming from 14 different states, as well as Mexico, Bermuda and Columbia. The main events will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday. Join the "Great Texas River Clean Up" in San Marcos The public is invited to join the annual "Great Texas River Clean Up." Grab your work boots and head out to the San Marcos River from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 2. Snorkelers, swimmers, canoers and bank walkers are welcome. Paddlers will participate on a lon- ger litter pickup adventure down to the Guadalupe River. Sign up is from 9-9:30 a.m. at the Montage Continued from pg. 1C During Betty Puckett's re- covery after shoulder surgery, Mountain City neighbors cer- tainly acknowledged that they care. After week #1, Betty sent word that her neighbors Shir- ley Bander and Patty Lindsay made meals for her and Jay all week. And, Cathy Fitzwa- ter was "babysitting" during those hard days when Jay had to work. "This has been a blessing!," she tidbitted (while yet on heavy pain meds). Now, weeks into the recovery, she reports, "Shirley; Patty, La- veme Marquess, Jenni Shifter, Diane Krejci, and Cathy Fitz- water brought food. Cathy has taken me to the grocery store several times. Went to lunch with Marjie, Pauline, Laveme for a much needed outing. Shir- ley and Diane brightened the house up with flowers! Received numerous calls & visits from the Onion Creek Seniors, the Kyle Seniors, the Bunco Babes, my son Justin, and my brother Ed- die Latham." Betty and Jay returned from a post-surgery doctor visit on Monday, the day of the mighty rushing winds, to find a broken pecan tree. You might remember those mighty holes dug with mighty equipment in order to add the pecans a few years back. Jay fears they will lose all those pecans to the drought, even after all the water he has trucked in each week during the summers of water restriction. Montage has no restrictions on quantities of tidbh submit- tals. Please send to ptom5678@, with subject "TID- BIT,"or phone (512) 268-5678. Thanks! Love, Pauline Classes, meetings, clubs, events and senior activities can be found at This link will also allow nonprofit organizations to submit an event for inclusion in our calendars. 468-4451 122 Main Street Downtown Buda at the traffic light Open every day PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.KTB.ORG Lions Tube Rental area in City Park; coffee and breakfast tacos will be served. The city of San Marcos will serve BBQ sand- wiches at lunchtime. Organizers suggest dressing warmly in layers, with long sleeves and long pants. Sturdy shoes and socks are rec- ommended. Bring a hoe or other tools to pick up, drag out or spear trash. For additional informa- tion, call Melani Howard at (512) 738-7313 or Parks & Recreation at (512) 393-8400. MARK DAMMERT, M.D. FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY .... i Allergy & Sinus Management Vocal Cord Disorders Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment Head & Neck Cancer Surgery 1 Hearing Loss & Ear Disorders Cancer 1 , Dizziness & Balance DisorderS :,,, :Functional & Cosmetic Facial Surgery :f Thyroid Disorders Offering Adult & Pediatric It's About Thyme Continued from pg. 1C with a spoon. Eureka and Hachiya are good astringent choices and Fuyu is a widely grown non-astringent variety. Figs - For those who love figs but don't want to shell out $5 for a little basket at the store, then a tree in your yard will provide you with all the figs you will ever need. Probably the most restric- tive problem to overcome is having enough space for one. In Texas, figs tend to be very large bushes (I mean can get to 15'-20' round large). In cold winters they can die to the ground which doesn't allow them to be trained into tree form. Many people look for figs with a closed-eye (on the fruit) because this helps keep out pest and disease. Celeste is one option with a closed eye. Some of the other more common varieties for Texas include the Texas Everbear- ing (aka Brown Turkey), Alma, and Black Mission. Many figs can be found around Aus- tin that have been growing unaided for decades and are still producing, although the severe cold snaps from a few years ago killed some of them. Loquat - I must confess that until last year I had never tried a loquat (and I suspect I am not the only one). We have grown loquats in Texas for years and most of the time they are planted as an attrac- tive evergreen understory or specimen tree and not for their fruit. But the loquat is high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. The leaves are even used as a tea in Asian coun- tries. You have to watch out for the seeds like many fruits, but they have a wonderful taste similar to apricots (some describe the flavor as more apple-like). Harvest loquats as soon as they are soft, as they will ripen on the tree in late winter to early spring. The great thing about growing your own food is that you alone (well, also maybe the birds) control what is put on the tree so that you are absolutely sure that what you are eating is safe. Freshly picked fruit also always tastes better and lasts longer than fruit that has been sitting in a warehouse for a while before it makes it to the produce sec- tion in the grocery store. Happy gardening everyone! lf you have a gardening question, please send it via email to (Please put 'Ask Chris Win- slow' in the subject line.) Or mail your letter or postcard to: Ask Chris Winslow. 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