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Hays Free Press May 1,2013 NEIGHBORS Page 3C SUBMITTED REPORT ing applications from Kyle-ar- students, community groups tend. Past years' counts have ea artists and individuals who and businesses in the area to been around 500-600 people. This summer, the Plum would like to participate in participate bycreatingachair. At the event, an example Creek neighborhood organi- "Rock the Porch." The neigh- This initiative is an oppor- rocking chair will be on display zation is launching a public borhood looking is for people tunity for local Hays area cre- along with a booth where fes- art initiative called "Rock the or groups with a creative streak ative types to showcase their tivalgoers may donate funds Porch." The project is similar to create unique (maybe even talent and beautify Kyle. and decorate kid-sized rocking to the Cow Parade of Chicago a little weird) rocking chairs Once completed, though,chairs. The proceeds from the and Guitar Town in Austin- on that reflect the community the chairs willbe distributed in chair-decorating booth will a more local scale, surrounding them. areas around Plum Creek and benefit Kyle charity Hope and Plum Creek will launch this Applications can be from Kyle.We have yet to finalize the Love for Kids. initiative at the neighbor- anyone in the area - Kyle, Kyle-area locations- possible Prospective artists should hood's annual Front Porch Buda, even San Marcos. The locations may include Seton submit applications for Rock Days, a two-day celebration organization hopes to recruit Medical Center Hays, the Kyle the Porch along with a sample on May 4- 5 featuring family- local celebrities/personalities library, City Hall, Lake Kyle, of his or her artwork. Applica- friendly, summer fun activities (mayors, council members, etc. While Front Porch Days tions and samples should be in the neighborhood, school board members) as is a Plum Creek event, people senttoKelsey@lookthinkmake. Plum Creek will be accept- well as creative individuals, from all around the area at- com by 5 p.m. on May 10. Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C The Adult Book Club of the the Onion Creek Senior Activ- ing place at the old red brick Buda Public Library will have ity Center has been delayed building on Main Street, a lively discussion on the book until Thursday, June 6th. For which was formerly Buda Gro- "The Long Earth" by Terry information contact Carolyn cery & Grill. Will be interest- Prachett on Thursday, May 9. at 512-295-2077 or stop by the ing to see all the new changes Do join the group from 6 to center at 420 Bartons Crossing for the 100-year-old site. 7:30 p.m. in Buda on Thursdays from ,,, 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The start date for the wood- carving classes to be held at There is lots of work tak- Montage Continued from pg. 1C Birthday wishes go out to lanice Bigham and Joyce LaFleur on May 1; Mark Smith on May 3; Val Correy on May 4; Elaine Mason on May 5; Laurie Cromwell and Richard Sadler on May 7; Mary Capps and Todd Campbell on May 8. ooo Shop the Farmers Market Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon in downtown Buda for the very best for your family. Madame K graciously responded on her Facebook page ( KsFrenchClasses) with the pronunciation .for the theme of the 2013 Wiener Dog Race. "... Les Wien&ables should be pronounced lay wee-nay-RAH- bluh...V' Madame K is still taking students for an adult conversa- tional French class. It meets on Sunday afternoons at the Moun- tain City City Hall. Tiffs past week, they cut cheese. French cheese, On Saturday, LaVerne Mc- Clendon slew with a shovel a 20- inch coral snake as it slithered into her garage. Good work, LaVeme! Sometimes snake rescue is feasible, but not when there's imminent possibility of a venomous snake reaching a hiding spot where fingers could later inadvertently reach. Rick Thomas is our local Snake Rescue Service, 512-393- 1986. He works in Austin on workdays. In instances where it's possible to safely plop a bucket over a snake, Rick will retrieve the snake later and release it well away from human activity. Last year, a friend retrieved and disposed of orange and black caterpillars that invaded her PassionVine. Oops. Passion Vine is a larval plant for the Gulf Fritallary. They lay the eggs on the leaves the caterpillars will eat before pupating and emerging as a lovely butterfly. Our mailman, JP Delacruz, wrote these lovely words of gratitude, after Mountain City- ians (who receive email notifica- tions) surprised him: I wanted to express a heart- felt, ThankYou to all of the folks that live in the Mountain City Communi~, for making me feel so appreciated on Friday, April 26th, and every day before that. I personally feel proud, to be of service to the entire community because of the United States Postal Service. I truly appreci- ate the Amazing Folks, that I have met while working on my mail route, and the folks that I look forward to meeting in the future. ThankYou All and God Bless. I'm grateful for tidbits, whether lovely or not so lovely. Please leave them for me at Eye Technology Continued from pg. 1C but it tells the parent whether nouncement, I was excited the child's eye is perfect, nor- about it, because I wear glass- mal for their age range, or they es, my husband wears glasses, need further examination," so I assumed that my son will, Ryan said. "From that point, too," Cooper said. they will be directed to go to a In addition, the knowledge health professional. It is a way from this test allows Cooper to of diagnosing whether a child potentially give her son a more has a particular eye issue." fulfilling outlook on life. While the device is expen- "I was about 12 years old sive- more than $8,000 dollars when I got glasses, and it was to sit there for 30 seconds and have him look at lights and get a measurement is great." While the technology is a great tool to help detect early eye issues, both Ryan and Behnam agree that nothing will eliminate the Snellen test or visiting an eye care profes- sional. However, what this advancement in technology - the benefit greatly outweighs like a whole newworld opened does is prevent serious eye any cost. The Lions Club, up," she said. "I had trouble maladies from progressing which specializes in helping making friends and doing well and manifesting in children. children with eyesight issues, in class because I couldn't see "This does a wonderful job thought the cost was worth it. well. If we can find any eye- of directing patients to (eye "When these (issues) are sight issues early on, (my son) care professionals)," Behnam checked out early in life, eye will avoid those problems alto- said. "We learn a lot of things by physicians can do what they gether." running this machine for a few need to do to correct the prob- Cooper also lauded the seconds. I like it; Iwillbe getting lem, withmedicationorpatch- speed of the exam."To be able one for my office pretty soon." ing an eye," Ryan said. "It is a gd way t catch these mala" I C C ] dies, from six to 60 months. 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