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HaysFreePress.com REVVED UP FOR JUSTICE Classic car aficianados gather at Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos for fundraiser. -Page 1D June 30, 2010 Page 10 Happy 4th! BUDA BITS B obWygant took first place,honors at the Texas Hold em Poker Show- down on Sunday at the Onion Creek Senior Center in Buda. Coming in second was Tracy Papke, followed by Lucio Al- verez in third place, Jim Stavlo (4=), Jesse Logan (5% PatsyAl- len (6th), M. M. Savalia (7 =) and Pat Nixon taking 8 = place. QOO The Onion Creek Senior Citizens thanks the Buda Lions Club for sponsoring the tourna- ment. Also, thanks goes out to table sponsors: Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, First State Bank CenWal Texas, Great Loca- tions Real, John and MAnn Keller, Kwik Kar, Texas Lehigh Cement Co., United Heritage Credit Union andWoodForest Bank. All proceeds benefit the building fund for the Buda se- nior citizens. A big "thank you" to Richard Harlow for the many hours of work in putting the toumament together and to all the folks who played, donated prizes or in some way contrib- uted to making the day such a great success. ee Twin daughters were bom in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 22, to Colby and Allison Eckols of Austin. The girls both weigh a little less than two pounds and have been named Lilly Mae and Ad- dison Rose. The babies are the grandchildren of Shelby and Nica Eckols of Buda and the great-grand daughters of Edith Eckols of Driftwood. ee In the early morning hours of Thursda June 24, a fire was dis- covered in a boat parked in the carport of Matt Owens' house on Cedar Street in Buda. The boat was a total loss and much of the carport was bumed, as well as parts of the house. Thankfully no one was injured and the boat, as well as the house, was covered by insurance. OO Sympathy is extended to Delton and Cindi Hudson and family on the loss of Delton's dad, W. A. "Cotton" Hudson. Mr. Hudson passed away on June 22 at the age of 80. On a happier note, we wish Delton and Cindi Hudson a "happy anniversary" on July 2. The couple has been married for 33 years. Birthday wishes go out to Pat Moehring on July 1; nine- year-old Jenna Ann Sheely and M.M. Savalia on July 2; Patricia Vandervoort on July 3; Joe Kre- jci on July 4; Marge Edwards on July 6; Frank Cullen and Charlotte Jennings on July 7. Come downtown Buda on Thursday, July 1 for the month- ly "First Thursday" event and enjoy shopping along Main Street and eating at the vari- ous restaurants. As an added attraction, the Gearheads will have classic cars on display at the old post office parking lot. OOO For your 4 = of July cel- ebration, plan to take in the fireworks at Buda City Park starting at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy your 4 = and stay safe. PHOTOS BY SF.AN K]MMONS With help from friends, Micah Upham (far left) competes in the Dayton Roberts Memorial Old Fiddler's Contest on June 25, the last day of the 114th annual Camp Ben McCulloch Reunion in Driftwood. Rosin up your bow Fiddlers' Contest brings out young tale00 qL41m Owen Daffney waits his turn to play his fiddle in the contest. Hannah Ray strings a tune with her fiddle. STAFF REPORTS 'n a world of videos games, iPads, DVRs and .the 24 hour news cycle, it's easy to forget a differ- ent kind of world- one that involves family, friends and kin coming together to dance to the sound of old time fiddle music on the banks of a flowing river. The Dayton Roberts Memorial Old Fiddler's Contest wrapped up the 113th Camp Ben McCuUoch Reunion in Driftwood this Friday. Every June since 1896, campers have gath- ered for a week under the full moon to relax in the cool creek. Since 1946, the fiddle contest has been one of the highlights of the reunion. Originally organized by violin-maker Dayton Rob- erts, Maggie Shelton took over the events following his death in 1990. Mt. City celebrates independence its own way emember our July 4th - Parade and Lawnmower ,t IUaces? Gather at the Old City Hall (itsy building on Mountain City Drive, near en- trance) at 5 p.m. Parade starts at 5:30, followed by Lawnmower Races. Hot dogs and hamburg- ers available for purchase. Appropriate greetings on Sunday "Happy Indepen- dence Da" and "Happy Birthda Joe Krejci!" Most likely, Joe lost some independence 43 years ago. MT, CITY MONTAGE He married Diane on July 8. Happy Anniversarfl. Holly Cass tidbitted about tarantulas a few weeks back, when "Montage" was packed to the brim with snake tidbits. "We had a huge tarantula lurking over our back door upon arriving home on Friday night." The next tarantula showed up during a conversa- tion with her neighbor, John Wdson. A tarantula was walk- ing down his shoulder. According to an article in the March 2010 Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, "Texans frequently encounter tarantu- las around the yard and in the wild. Yet bite incidents are rare (and no more painful than a bee sting) and occur only when someone is harassing or mishandling them." Tarantulas typically feed on crickets, June beetles, ground beetles, grasshoppers, cicadas and caterpillars. They liquify a meal and suck it up with a "straw-like mouth and suck- ing stomach." Why did the Mountain Cityian cross the room? I'm hopeful for, "To send a tldbiff - by email or phone, ptom5678@ gmail.com or 512-268-5678. Fun-filled weekend in Kyle he first of the month always brings Market Days to Kyle. This Sat- urday the festivities kick off with music by Hollie Hollo- way playing the breakfast set at 9 a.m., followed by Bobby Fuentes & Los Flames at noon. It promises to be a great day of live music in the park. Then, on Sunday, our annu- al Independence Day Celebra- tion explodes with a fireworks display beginning at 9:30 p.m? at Gregg-Clarke Park. I hear that the swimming pool is going to stay open until 7 p.m. so grab your suit and cool off in the pool and then get front row seats to the show. And even though we finally got enough rain to lift the burn ban, it is actually still illegal to shoot off fireworks in the city of Kyle. KPD says that they will fine you from $500 to $2,000 for even possessing fireworks within the city limits so avoid the temptation and let the city put on the show this year. OO And, on a more cerebral note, Councilmember and Mayor pro tem Russ Hueb- net is holding a Town Hall Meeting at Seton-Hays on Thursday, July 1 at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to talk directly to your elected of- ficials and garner information in a more informal setting, so take advantage. Memories past, present and future ODDS & eknll, another halfa year s gone, and before we ow it Christmas will be here. Why didn't the time go by as fast when we were kids? Have an enjoyable summer! OO Congratulations to Alton Petrosky on becoming a "grandpa" again. The fifth grandchild, Jillianna Rose Pet- rosky, daughter of Daryle and Jamie Petrosky of Austin, was born June 24. Grandpa Alton packed up some lunch and visited with the family in their home Sunday. Great aunt and uncle, Ruth Ann and Chuck Wilson, also of Uhland, are proud to be part of the family. OOI A note to members of St. John Womens Guild, there will be NO meeting in July. The next meet- ing wiU be Samrda) Aug. 7. OOO Sympathy is extended to the family of Lucille Osgood Mc- Cauley of Austin, who passed See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 4C Two p00.=()ple contracted the West Nile 00'irus that year--I was the one that... See Daris' video and read her story at MyARCstory.com