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Section C + HaysFreePress.com NEED FOR SPEED Racing's a family affair for some. -Page 1D March 23, 2011 Page 1C things coming to The Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival will take place on April 9 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. at City Park. This Louisiana-themed event features the best in Cajun music and cuisine prepared by concessionaires from Louisiana and Texas and attendees will enjoy an extensive menu of Cajun seafood for purchase. The musical lineup includes George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Doug Kershaw, Papa Grows Funk, Dog Hill Stompers, ]effery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, J J CaiUier & The Zydeco Knockouts, Dr. Zog~ and others to be announced. Paid admission is $20 per adult and chil- dren 8 and under are free with an adult. Admission includes live music, kids' activities, 7,000 pounds of free crawfish (while sup- plies last), and other bayou favorites. Music includes Cajun, Zydeco, Funk, Brass Bands, Blues, Rock and Jazz. For more information, visit www.roadwayevents. corn or call 512-441-9015. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Sat- urday, April 23 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Buda Sportsplex located off of Buda Sports- plex Drive near the YMCA. The event is free to the public and festivities will include an egg and candy hunt, bouncy castles, face paintings, arts and crafts, trackless train ride, pet- ring zoo and rock climbing wall. This event is a joint effort between the City of Buda Parks and Recreation Department, YMCA, and Fellowship Church and is sponsored by Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, Fi- esta Motors and Sonic. The 14th annual Buda Li- ons Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races will take place on April 30 and May 1 at City Park. The fair has many exciting elements includ- ing a bar-b-que cook-off, bake-off, food vendors, arts and crafts, Buda bee, pet pa- lade, world famous wiener dog races, live music and entertainment, and washer tournament. The theme for the wiener dog races this year is '~ice in Wienerland." The cost is $3 per person 13 years of age and older for the weekend and kids 12 and younger are free. Shuttle ser- vice will be provided from the vacant property north of the U.S. Post Office off of Cabela's Drive. Parking is $5 and the shuttle will drop off/pickup near City Park off of San Antonio Street. For more information, visit www.budalions.com or call 512-609-0505. For more Parks and Rec- reation information, please visit our website at www. ci.buda.txus or call us at 512-312-0084. COURllESY PHOTO Special advocates help children Hays County residents are among the latest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers assigned to assist children removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. New advocates include Debra Jenkins (Comal), John Barthel (Hays), volunteer Nancy Deckard, Calvin Rodriguez (Comal), board member Rebecca Sheffield, Sonya Rodnguez (Comal), board member Shane Hines, Nicole Group (Guadalupe), Melanie Musgraves (Guadalupe County), Melissa Burst (Guadalupe), Jane Freestone (Comal), Diana Tnstan (Guadalupe), Earl Dittman (Cereal), Julia Amaya (Hays) and board member Susie Russell. Public libraries have always been known as a resource for providing quality information. Dmmg these economically stressful times, we want to provide work skill information that will help people become employed or improve their work-related skills. The Kyle Public Library can aid your job search or work skill improve- ment in several ways. The KyleLibrary parrici- pates in the TexasWorkskills Development in Libraries project better known as TWDL .(pronounced 'Twiddle'). TWDL was created to help Texas resi- dents obtain information and learn better ways to look for a job, as well as providing ways to improve their job skills. The project supports Texas library CHECK ff staff, management and volun- teers in gathering 21st century job training resources that can be easily accessed and offered to all Texans. Information about resume writing, interviewing strate- gies, and job searching can be found either byvisiring the Kyle Public Library or the TWDL website www.twdi.org. In addition to information, another highlight ofwww.twdl. org is the links to self-paced tutorials, lists of agencies of. feting free training by region and much more. Created for Texas residents and library staff, www.twdl.org allows all to access this valuable infer- marion at any hour of the day or night. You may use ResumeMaker at no cost, either at the library or from home, thanks to a project sponsored by the COn- tral Texas Library System and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Just go to http://sclc.resumemaker. com. In addition, JoelYsla, one of the Kyle Library staff, collects local job listings that come to his attention, prints them out, organizes them by city, and places them on a table just ihside the library's community room (by the water fountain). Please note that the best place to check for (and the only place to apply for) City of Kyle jobs is through the city website. If you need to apply for jobs online and are uncertain how to proceed, please feel free to ask the friendly staff at the I(yle Public Library. We would be glad to help you learn to navigate the online applica- tion process. So, we invite you to come to the Kyle Public Library or visit www.twdl.org and http://sdc. resumemaker.com as part of your job search or work skill improvement. SPring has sprung ... just not ~e day quoted in last weeks column. The first day of spring was last Sunday. What beautiful weather we had. Members of the graduating class of 1961 of old Buda High School have been working on plans for their 50th reunion. Since the '61 class was small in number, they have also invited the classes of 1960 and 1962 to join in their celebra- tion. The reunion will be held on Friday, April 8 at the Ruby Ranch Lodge starting at 6 p.m. All classmates have been contacted and the hope is that all will be able to attend. If more information is needed concerning the reunion of the classes, contact local Buda resident Wesley Roach at 312- 4073. The next day, Saturday, April 9, the annual Buda High School reunion for all years of the graduating classes will be held at the old high school. The doors of the old high school, now Buda Elementary School, will open for Buda High Forever Bulldogs at 9 BUDA BITS a.m. There will be lots of visit- ing along ~vith a silent auction, raffle era beautiful hand- made quilt, barbeque lunch at noon catered byWflhite's in Creedmoor, followed by more visiting and a program in which the classes of 1931, 1941, 1951 and 1961 will be honored. O@O Good news for friends of Elsie Lee Brown. Brown is now living at the newly opened Se- nior Care of Onion Creek. Stop by to see our good friend Elsie at 1700 Onion Creek Parkway, Room 106. The facility backs up to Old San Antonio Road with the entrance off of the IH 35 servR~ road. OOO Birthday wishes go out to Kim Rodriguez and Gabriella Bluebonne~ts have popped out all around us and Katherine Bailey saw the first onel BSailey spored it on Double J Farms just west of Buda. Stoops oil March 25; Marie Gamboa, Dan Slovak, Mark Porterfielld AND 91 -year-old Lucille Oawens on March 26; Beth Nelson, Warren Kette- man, Karten Cooper, Robert Allen, Eikeen McCall and Dick Schneide.'r all on March 27; Frank Morgan ar~ Craig Odell on Marcia 28; Jerry McCor- mick, Collton Odell, on March 29; one-yrear-old Sarah Nicole Chabarrila on March 30; Kayla Duley and Lisa Klingemann on March 31. 000 Horace and Faye Fletcher will be celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary on March 27. Congratulations. ooo Good luck to all our Buda area folks nmning Sunday in the Capitol 10K. Mama wants a new pair of socks ODDS& As much as we need rain, was glad the sky was loudless so we could see the beautiful moon. To me, it was an unbelievable sight. Now it can cloud up and rain. Visitors of Tony and Sue I(mg during spring break were Sues parents, Mr. and MIx Art Dickerson of Penn- ~sy~& They also visited e grandchildren, Jessie Stephens and daughter, Ella and Amos Baker and Krisrian. Speaking of visitors, Paul Petmsky and wife, Lime and ~e's daughter, Cartyn Baca of Yoakum, along with Lewis Petrosky of Lockhart (IVlendoza) visited with Raymond and Myrtle Heide- man last Wednesday. The "guys" brought their pictures and histories of their tour of duty in the military for the Wall of Honor and Memory. Paul and Lex~ attended the Ohland School. It was noted that Lewis, along with Clarance Heideman and Leonard Kramer are the survivors of the class of 1938 ofthe Uhland High School. Happy belated birthday to Gladys Sorrells. Her birthday was Marchl9. She stated she was"older than dirff' Her son, ILrn, daughier-in-law, Debbie and granddaughter Mia of Austin spent the day doing chores, shopping and enjoying lunch at Palmers in San Marcos. Have many more "happy, healthy and wealthy" birthdays, Ghdys. The annual Uhland Live Oak Cemetery meeting will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 4000 FM 150, Kyte on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Oh- land Cemetery Association has purchased and improved more acreage. There are also lots for sale on the original acreage. Contact Daniel Heideman at 512-398-4748 for more information. Cooper Moore showed his I)tm~c hogin the Duroc Mar- ket Show at the Star of Texas Hve Stock Showlast Monday. He didnot place, but did his best; there is always next arne Robert and Barbara Hanna went to Lake Livingston recently to visit with friends and do some fishing- not much luck fishin& but a nice visit. Annie Sassman Kamstadt Jchoined St. John Lutheran urch in Uhland last Sun- ~y, The service was hdd at e Texan Nursing and Rahab Center in San Marcos. Rev. Roger Hotopp performed the ceremony, Members of the familywere in attendance. We welcome Annie to st. lohn. Happy 4th birthday to PaulineWhisenant, daugh- ter of Susan Whisenant and Gregg Roach. She had two parties, Grandpa and Grand- ma, Jim and Doris Roach, honored her with a party on her birth date, March 19, and GrandpaWhisenant had a party in her honor on March 20. Lots of cake and presents. Here's wishing you many more, Pauline. Don~ forget the sock drive for the nursing home residents. The Women's Guild is collecting men's and womens'- socks. With air conditioning weather com- ing up, a pair of socks will feel mightygoo Currently accepting new patients. Call (512) 295-'1333 to make an appointment. Left to Right: Theodore (Ted) Smith, D.O., Sandra Lynn Worrell, M.D., & Kaleb Hamilton, MdD., Family Medlclne; Robert EspatT.a, M.D., Jacqueline Pedlatrl~ Juan Rodriguez, M.D., Allergy & Asthma; Stephen Hanschen, M.D., General Surrge~, David Pytowski, D.P.M, Podiatry. E Foumier, M.D., /mC Ptum Oeek (512) 295-1333 4100 Everett St. Suite 400 Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm