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,ne 26, 2003 People & Events Page 7. The Free Press Tb e popular "Red, White and Buda" is ack. The event will be held this Saturday in Buda with a day full of activi- ties for all ages beginning with a 10 a.m. parade down Main Street and ending at dark with a sky full of fireworks. Dan's miss it-be there for all the action. The folks at Santa Cruz Catholic Church had a glorious festival last week- the raffle give-away. Mark and Cathy Iberg are proud to announce that daughter Aimee has suc- cessfully completed her junior year at UT Austin. Iberg, a chemical engineering major, has been selected as one of 50 interns from 900 applicants at BIOGEN, Inc., in Boston. Way to go, Aimee. Tiffany Vallejo, daughter of Patrick end. There was great weather, great food and Veronica Vallejo, will attend and great entertainment and most of all; the Jamestown College in North Dakota this crowd has a very enjoyable time. fall. Vallejo, a 2003 graduate of Hays High Congratulations to all the lucky winners in School, plans to major in education and will play soccer for the Jimmies. A Colorado vacation was just not to be this year for Celesta and Tom Wood. The Woods, along with daughter Linda and son-in-law Fraser Harris, were plan- ning to vacation with other family mem- bers in the mountains of Colorado for a couple of weeks. The family had stopped at a motel, in Decatur, for the night and unfortunately, Celesta fell and broke her hip. She was first aken to the hospital in Decatur and later transported to Amarillo where she had hip surgery on June 15. Celesta is in IHS Rehab Center at 5601 Plum Creek Dr., Amarillo, Tx 79106, and Tom is staying, nearby. Hopefully Celesta will be able to transfer to a rehab center in Austin within the next few weeks. Dovie Green had the misfortune to fall at her home last week and also suffered a broken hip. Green underwent surgery on Saturday and is in St. David's Hospital in Austin. Our prayers are with Grey White as he fights cancer. We send birthday wishes out to Sandra Ramage, June 27 and 14-year-old Zach Barton, June 30. Anniversary wishes go out to Charles and Jerry McCormick and Warren and Lisa Ketteman on June 28. Come out for the last night of the Camp Ben McCulloch Confederate Reunion on Friday, June 27. Opening soon at 214 North Main Street is the "Little Texas Bistro" restaurant. he community was saddened by the news of the death of Wilma Schnautz, wife of the late Louis Schnautz. She had suffered for several years, but was never known to complain. A very fitting and beautiful service was held in St. John United Church where shewas a Sunday school teacher for many years, member of the Women's Guild and a life long member of the church. After the funeral, relatives and friends gathered in the Uhland communi- ty center were relatives and friends recalled many fond mem- ories of Wilma's long life and enjoyed the refreshments provid- ed by members of the church. Wilma will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The Blood and Tissue Donation drive was held at St. John United Church on Saturday, was reported as being quite a success. Seventeen donors of blood were accepted and may be used by members of the congregation in an emergency medical problem. A few would be donors were not accepted for vari- ous reasons. For more information as to who is eligible for the use of the blood, contact Danny Kleen. This is an extended event of the Health Fair held in Uhland at St. John United Church several weeks ago. The Blood and Tissue Unit was unable to be there. Thanks to the Lions Club, those who orga- nized the event, donated blood and others who helped with this worthy cause. John and Annie Kamstadt of Uhland were honored by their chil- dren, grandchildren and great- grandchildren for their 30th wed- ding anniversary at the R. & G. Cafe in McMahan on Sunday. Many relatives and friends gath- ered for'an afternoon of visiting, viewing of family pictures and sandwiches, chips, dips etc. and delicious cake. A good time was had by all, wishing them many more anniversaries. Speaking of anniversaries - St. John United Church congregation will honor Pastor and Judy Jakubik for their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 29 after the 10:30 a.m. worship service, all will gather at the parsonage for a carry in Pot Luck lunch. Please come join us in honoring them. On Monday Pastor Carlson will re-enter McKanna Hospital in New Braunfels for knee replacement surgery (for the second time). Prayers go with him. Report received on A. D. Fuchs condition is that he is still in critical condition in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. His wife, Caroline and daughter, Diane, are in Houston to be with him as permitted, as is their son, Marshall. Keep him in your prayers. What a way to start retirement! After a week or so at home, Sharon Heideman entered Central Texas Medical Center on Monday for gall bladder surgery. Good wishes to her, while she is recovering. Others on the not so well lists are Chuck Sullivan, brother of Roxanne Clifford (Roxann and other members of his family are in Baltimore helping care for him). Donna Orn's, father and Mrs. Briggs, Vickie Schawe's mother continues to need medical care. We wish them all well. Friday evening drop by visitors of Raymond and Myrtle Heideman were Gene and Grace Heideman of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They were returning home after visiting, and helping their daughter Brenda Sewell and sons of Houston get ready to move to Gatar to join hus- band and father Mike, who is employed there. Dealing with Traffic, from page 5 from two lanes to four, then a sim- ilar widening of FM 967 from FM 1626 to Loop 4. TxDOT also is looking at fix- ing the intersection of IH-35 and North Loop 4, particularly the westbound access to the"loop for motorists coming off the south- bound interstate. Cars coming off 'the interstate have the right of way, a confusing state of affairs that has led to accidents. Cities on their own But cities are mostly going to be on their own. And the road projects, is deak, especially -as homeowners es-chew additional taxation while fighting a grim economy. Last fall, Mathis told the Buda City Council that the city needed to think about going out for a $7 million mad bond. Within six months, those hopes were dashed when Buda voters roiled back their property tax rate by nearly ten cents to 13.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, then Hays CISD voters crushed a $105 mil- lion school bond by nearly a 2-1 margin. "I think every one on the city council, as well as the citizens are going to have to figure out how to resolve this issue," Mathis said "There is a hesitancy to step up and ask for new taxes." While the largest roads are Buda and trucks As anyone who has driven through Buda can note, truck traf- fic is a major snag towards dri- ving through town. In particular, trucks from Cen-Tex Materials take North Loop 4 through Buda for the fastest route to the inter- state. Mathis has been in touch with TxDOT about designating South Loop 4 as a truck mute, which would require that trucks not drive north through downtown Buda. TxDOT has advised Mathis, however, that the city can , slnte:ndlu:,, only place that designation .on the cities suffer from not having roadway contained in the city's enough Of them. And the prob- extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). lems are sure to multiply if grow- ing cities can't take steps to address transportation on their own. NEW AGE Camp Ben Reunion, from page 1 Ranchers who are cleaning a path- way that runs from the tabernacle to the springs. The ranchers are placing a rock for every confederate veteran who was also a member of the Camp Ben McCullough. "In the 1940's, General Banks the last veteran, died," Long said. The Magnolia Ranchers hope to have the pathway refurbished by next summer. Long said the members of the confederate reunion are also trying to raise enough money to restore the old tabemacle, which, she said, was built around the turn of the century. For those who have not had a chance to make it out to Camp Ben McCulloch, there is still a little time to catch the events. The closing ceremonies Friday night will include music from Rocky Combom. In addition, bingo will take place Friday night and a dance will take place .Thursday and Friday nights. HCISD Teachers Raise, from page 1 nisms aren't in place, yet we are very comfortable that we will be able to fund this raise for employ- ees," said new Hays CISD Superintendent Kirk London, con- ducting his first school board meeting. Presley said the pay increases Will make the district more com- petitive with neighboring districts. The board still has work to do towards setting the budget and tax rate for 2003-04. Trustees President Laurie Cromwell said she would like to open up the bud- get process for the public Towards that end, the board has called a budget workshop for Aug. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hays High School Career and Technology Auditorium. At that meeting, the board will set a maxi- mum tax rate. The final vote on the budget and tax rate will take place at the Aug. 25 regular board meet- ing. A small portion of South Loop 4 connecting with IH-35 is outside the ETJ. So, the city would need permission from Hays County to designate the truck mute. Another problem travelling north on through downtown Buda concerns the intersection of Loop 4 and FM 967. Cars turning left onto FM 967 can often lead to long lines in their wake. Mathis said enough space is available on Loop 4 to construct a left turn lane. However, as Loop 4 is a state road, it's up to the state to put in the turn lane. Though Buda's recently cam- Dealing with Traffic, pg. 8 We're Off to a Good Start. We've just moved into your neighborhood. We look forward to helping you with ALL your insurance needs: Auto * Home Financial Products, Business Call me... Stop by... Log on --it's your choice! 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