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I MIXING IT UP A snapshot of mixed drink sales at bars and restaurants in Hays County's corridor cities. -PaplD September 8, 2010 Page 1C Fire and Fine Arts festivals this October BITS e weather is getting a little oler and October will be ere.soon, along with big events for downtown Buda. The Buda firemen will start things off with the 53rd annual FireFest in Buda City Park beginning Friday, October 1 and ending late Saturday night, October 2. Not only will there be the popular firefighter challenge, the events also include a5K walk/run, kids challenge, washer tourna- ments, Miss FireFest pageants and entertainment by country music greats Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Lawrence. For a complete schedule of activities and ticket information visit www.FireFest- Next up is the annual Buda Fine Arts Festival with the Art Premier on Friday, October 1 from 7 to 10 p.m., under the tent on the greenbelt in downtown Buda. There will be live jazz music by Liz Morphis, private showings, wine tasting, hers d'oeuvres and the entry fee is only $15 at the door. The Art Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. both days, ending on Saturday at 6 p.m., and wraps up on Sun- day at 4 p.m. The free festival has over 50 artists under the tent, live music, silent auction and children's art area. As part of the Art Festival, many beautiful quilts by the Buda Bees will be on exhibit at Buda City Hall, crafted by the quilting ladies of the Onion Creek Senior Citizens. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for the quilt named" Open Range" that will be given away in a drawing on Sunday, December 5. Another "First Thursday" with the theme "ladies night out" will be October 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be entertain- ment, special sales, along with wine tasting and good food at the businesses along Buda's historic streets downtown. ego This month marks the eighth anniversary for Sue Ellen's Florist, the flower and gift shop located in the heart of down- town Buda at the comer of Main Street and RR 967. ego Elise Lee Brown, a long time Buda resident now residing at the RegencyVillage ",m, Austin, sends a warm "hello to all her Buda friends. ooe Anniversary wishes go out to John and ]oAnn Keller, as wen as to my husband, Butch, as we all celebrate on Sept. 12. ql0O@ Birthday wishes go out to three-year-old Matthew Chabar- ria, Heather Opiela and Nancy rS on Sept. 10; Katherine on Sept. 12; Colton Boothe and four-year-old Eli Britton on Sept. 13; Lanette [owden and 11 -year-old Lee Balboa on Sept. 14; Candace Blake, John Macvich and Burl Purvis on Sept. 15. What great weather we have. Enjoy. PHOTO BY N BIUNDO Kyle Fire Department and San Marcos/Hays County EMS members we m recently honored for their role in saving a woman's life this summer. The honored include (front to back, left to right) paramedic John Mills, Gaptain Rey Villanueva and Paramedic Jon Newcomb; firefighter/para- medic Charles Royall and Lt. Terry Wright; Battalion Chief Mike Vasil and Deputy Chief Rick Beaman. Phoenix bestowed Emergency personnel honoma for life-saving efforts BY JEN BIUNDO hDen 911 dispatchers paged out e emergency to the Kyle Fire epartment and San Marcos/ Hays County EMS around 5 p.m. on July 8, it sounded like a routine medical call. A 48-year-old woman had apparently suffered a seizure while driving on Kyle Parkway near Dacy Lane and lost control of her vehicle, driving into a ditcE But when frst responders arrived on the scene, they found that the patient was unconscious, wasn't breathing and had no pulse. They performed CPR on the woman Phoenix Award, which honors life-saving work by emergency service personnel. "They did their job, they did it right, and because of that, 20 days later this lady walked out of the hospital to continue her life," said Kyle Fire Chief GlennWhitaker. San Marcos/Hays County EMS Director John Moseley  ai( .i the training and practice undertaken by firefighters and paramedics paid off. "Everybody ce to work that day with the intent to do things right," Moseley said. "Now we havesomebody alive today who otherwise would not have been." Whitaker read a!letter from Christopher Ewing, Kyle Fire Department's Medical Di- rector who is currently deployed to Afghani- . LIST OF THOSE HONORED Firefighter Clinton Vinup Firefighter/Pararnedic Charles Royall Paramedic John Mills Paramedic Jon Newcomb Lieutenant Terry Wright Captain Rey Vtl|anueva Battalion Chief Mike Vesil as they swiftly transported her to nearby stan. Deputy Scott Vinup Seton Hays Hospital. "The public putts its trust in you to protect Last week, nine firefighters and para- them from accident, illness, and disaster, Deputy Chief Rick Beaman medics received the Kyle Fire Department's Ewing wrote. 'iThweli-placed. . COMING THE C00DOR Kyle Chamber Annual Classic golf tourney Featuring former San Antonio Spurs player Bruce Bowen at Plum Creek Golf Club. Dinner and Live Auction at the clubhouse starting at 6 p.m. Thursday; tournament start- ing at 7:30 a.m. Friday. PHOTO BY MARISSA MEEK The Hobbit Lehman High School Theater performs the C.S. Tolkien classic. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Last year, when my asthmatic son Jonah got the H1N1 flu... i I PHOTO BY BRIAII OlGGS Delta Rhapsody A one-woman show, writtenand performed by Texas State fac- ulty member Nadine Mozon, will be staged at 7 p.m. Sept. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Mentor: A Memoir Tom Grimes, director of Texas State's mas- ter's degree program in creative writing reads from his latest book. 3 p.m., Alkek Library, San Marcos. Find more local events in the Bulletin, page2C. Complete listings at Tumbleweeds blowing down Center St. his is crazy. I can not seem to find anything going on in this town this week. Even our council meeting was yesterday. And all the websites I checked were totally unhelpful with all their late breaking news info about August. I feel like I'm in some kind of time warp. We're eight days into the new month, folks, flip your calendar and update your websites. It makes me feel like running a contest to see which city web- site is furthest out of date and hardest to maneuver. eoo Luckily, in last week's Free Press, Judge Anna Martinez Boling invited us all to a "Meet and Greet" with refreshments and a fashion show to boot. We'll be meeting down at the Morley Menagerie on Center Street at 6:30 p.m. Friday night to hang out, get in on some styles and show our support for one of Hays Counties' fin- est judges. Should be fun. See ON CENTER, pg. 4C Let the library help you with your goals CHECK IT OUT ow that summer is over, it s time to tackle all those tasks you hal planned such as redeconting your living room, btilding shelves for your toolhed, or planting a garden. Ar you still plan- ning a vacation, but can't decide wheer to drive to the coast or to the moun- tains? Have you wanted to host a splendid dinner party for your closest friends or has your community group asked you to prepare several tasty casseroles for its fund raiser? Perhaps you have been at a loss for ideas. With its wonderful book collection, the Buda Library can help you find solutions to your problems. The library has an extensive collection of "how to" books with ideas and instructions for accom- plishing your goals. The entertainment books have interesting ideas and suggested party themes from setting beautiful tables to hosting simple picnics in the back yard. Many cook- books offer a broad collec- tion of recipes while others focus on topics such as holi- day meals, weight control, Irish cooking, Mexican food, grilling, desserts or country cooking. Testing some of the recipes can be an excellent See CHECK IT OUT, pg. 4C See Jill's video and read her story at +