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HaysFreePress.com 5dree Buda storage facility approved after changes. - Page 1 D March 29, 2017 Page 1C Awhfew years ago, ile doing some esearch for our new medicinal / healing garden, my wife shared an article with me on the Moringa tree, and the more I read, the more fascinated I became. First of all, the Mor- inga, also known as the 'Drumstick Tree,' is nearly entirely edible. It can grow with little water, has multiple times the amount of nutrients as oranges, carrots and milk, and grows very well in regions of malnutrition. Could this impressive tree, Moringa oleifra, solve the world's food cri- sis? Many are convinced it will. It's About 11zyme by David K. Sargert The Moringa is a dis- tant relative of cabbage and papaya. Its roots taste so much like its cousin horseradish, that sometimes people called it the horseradish tree. The fruit, a popular Indian vegetable, looks like a cross between an okra and a pole bean, and has the flavor of aspara- gus. The tree's cooked flowers mimic mush- rooms in taste, while the MORINGA, 2C PHOTO BY PAULINE TOM Pauline's Eastern Bluebirds should fledge this week. Last week's Montage ulled in an owl tid- it for this week. rat cny Montage Priscilla Bettes, who lives on Indian Creek by Pauline Lane, behind Poplar, Tom wrote, "Last year one took up residence in our barn up in the rafters. It would 268-6381, or email karen. come out at night and herrmann@hayscisd.net peek down at me as I was One week later, hop on feeding our horses. We over with the kids to the saw it for several nights Easter Egg Hunt, Satur- and then one morning day, April 15, 10 a.m., City I went out to feed the Hall. horses and it was dead. This week, "my" East- I wondered if it fell from ern Bluebirds nestlings the rafters. It didn't ap- will fledge. They'll fly to pear to be sick. That was a nearby tree and stay only the second one we sheltered for a week or so have seen since living before joining their par- here for 20 years! They ents in hunting for food. are pretty little creatures." At this point, they are Two loose dogs on fully feathered and about Indian Creek Lane, growl- the weight of an adult. ing and teeth-showing, Remember how they have frightened several started out, almost naked Mountain City residents and blind, looking like recently. fishing worms? KittyHulk/Mister Muf- The rapid transfor- fin, who attacked several marion is a miracle to cats on Maple in recent behold. And, science months, has not been will benefit as we record seen in weeks, observations of avian We'll see April before nestings through Nest- the week is up, no joke. Watch.org or with the Our own Karen Her- new NestWatch app. rmann is once again It was 15 years ago that coordinating the 3rd the first Eastern Blue- Annual Mega Bunco bird nesting occurred benefitting Relay for Life in a nestbox in the back of Hays County.This year, parking lot of the nearby it's Luau Style. Satur- Church of Christ, where day, April 8. 420 Bartons Ron Tom and James Polk Crossing, Buda, TX 78610. and I installed a nest- Potluck dinner at 6 p.m, box the summer before, Please bring a side dish hoping to draw bluebirds or dessert to share, to Mountain City. For Dice will roll at 7 p.m, quite a few years now, Wear something Hawai- bluebirds have nested in ian or a floral print! Bring Mountain City nestboxes. $20 donation for Relay for Back then, Diana Hutts Life of Hays County. You can RSVP to Karen at 512- MONTAGE, 4C PHOTOS COURTESY OF JASON MILLER Top: Michel Clausen division first place and catfi on Manager Jason Miller after winning the men's under 45 2017 Hooked on Fishing tournament.lnset: Kathy Modern (left) shakes the hand of Jason Mi(claiming the women's over 45 division first place trophy atthe 2017 Hooked on Fishing tournament at Lake Kyle last weekend. Area anglers from Kyle and beyond woke up before the dawn's early ,light Saturday to take part in the 2017 Hooked on Fishing spring tournament that was held at Lake Kyle Park in K~le. The event tested anglers' skills to catch qualifying species of fish in Lake Kyle, wh ch nc ude large-mouth bass,h- fish, perch and channel catfish. '.- " ~: .......... L !~ )"q BY SAMANTHA SMITH news@haysfreepress.com Buda city leaders ear- lier this month tabbed the creation of a task force to discover ways to better represent and serve the city's aging population. The decision came after Buda Human Re- sources Manager Kristin Williams presented results of the city's aging survey to the Buda City Council March 21. The survey aimed to find ways to help the city's population, 65-years-old and over. Williams said 102 Buda residents respond- ed to the survey, with 73.5 percent of those being Buda seniors. Williams said re- spondents' top two complaints consisted of seniors not being able to access the informa- tion they need, such as where to go to receive resources, and not enough senior transpor- tation. "They're not find- ing the information," Williams said, regarding the respondents' desire to have information provided at one central location, possibly down- town. Williams said the survey asked respon- dents to identify where they get most of their information regarding senior resources. Roughly 31 per- cent received their information from the newspaper, while ap- Buda residents at a February meeting Where do seniors i// i ,ii iil i : proximately 30 percent receive information from the Nextdoor smartphone app. In addition to better transportation op- HAYS FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO on the needs of seniors in Buda. in Buda get information? Calling Texas211' Onion Creek Senior Center resource guide ~ Other local ~ senior centers Nextdoor Local newspaper Other sources tions and centralized information services for seniors, W'flliams said respondents were inter- ested in not only social- izing with residents of their own age group, but young people as well. "Those are things I think we can tackle with BUDA, 2C t