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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press September 16, 2015 The following local residents have received their degrees from Texas A&M University. Diplomas were awarded to approximately 1,850 Texas A&M University graduates during summer commencement ceremonies. Cary M. Gay of Buda, Bachelor of Science - Sport Management Nicholas C. Hallam of Mountain City, Bachelor of Science - Environmental Studies Dane R. Peddycoart of Kyle, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science - Industrial Distribution and Bachelor of Environmental Design. - Environmental Design Architecture Studies Help for the holidays Hays County Food Bank is asking for assistance to provide over 3,500 Hays County area families with the chance to prepare their own home- cooked holiday meal. Sponsorship deadline is Sept. 30. Contact Melissa Reed at mreed@ haysfoodbank.org, (512) 392-8300 x2~O class at Onion Creek Onion Creek Senior Center will be hosting a new class for family caregivers on Mondays Sept. 21 through Oct. 26 from 9:30-11 a.m. Karla and Richard Sansbury will lead small group discussion classes on the progressive impact of dementia and the skills needed to manage daily caregiver responsibility with your loved one. The six class sessions are for non- professional caregivers who are caring for a person with dementia. It will help develop good care management tools through group discussions, skill building, problem solving, assertive training, and brainstorming. Learn to understand dementia, develop strategies for effective caregiving and adopt a more strategic outlook. This class is sponsored by St. David's Foundation and administered by AGE of Central Texas at no cost to participants. This is the third offering of classes in the CaregiverU series sponsored by St. David's Foundation and administered by AGE of Central, TX. Veterans Court: Taking steps to victory Continued from pg. 1C to visit the court so many times a month, depending on the program phase. He said they are placed in wrap services, where they have to work on getting benefits, their mental health and addictions. Silva said he never went to group meetings at the Veterans Affairs office and always felt alone. His heart began to soften after a few of the court-forced group meetings. "I realized time at the VA was helping and put a positive outlook on everything," Silva said. "I found God again and my personal wellbeing." Veterans are paired with battle buddies, or confidants, who help them keep momentum during the process, Cameron said. Prather said his favorite days are when he goes to court. Instead of a typical court where guilt hangs in the air, flags from each branch drape the walls and everyone is supporting the soldier at the podium. '~s they graduate each process, we applaud them and show that we are rooting for them," he said. While Silva has seen many successes, he said the program and participating veterans still have room to improve. "It chaps my butt when I see young veterans here who think it is going to be easy," he said. "It was hard but I did what I know I needed to do." While some veterans will leave the court after graduation, or after not adhering to the standards, Silva said he plans to make the long trip from San Antonio again. He wants to mentor those who have gone astray and need help, like he did a year ago. "I don't feel like I have to return to substance abuse and anger," Silva said. "I can just enjoy li~ng." PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Kristopher Silva and four other veterans graduated from the Veterans Court program in Hays County on Wednesday. This marked the first successes within the infant program. (Browse and buy photos at bartonpublications.smugmug.com.) Ask Chris Continued from pg. 1C (red winterbor, green winterbor, dinosaur, and toscana). Other popular fall plantings are spinach, radish, beets, lettuce, carrots, and sweet peas (snow, snap and English). From the onion family, we can plant shallots, multiplying onions, and garlic. Our short-day Texas onions - 1015y super sweet - come a month later. You can also plant mixed salad greens such as arugula, endive, radic- chin, and mizuna from seed. Raised bed gardening works well for fall planting. Our favorite size is 4' x 4' with 6 to 8 inch sides. Fill with a good garden blend (25% peat, 25% vermiculite or perlite, and 50% compost) and a slow release organic garden fertilizer with beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizae. This will give your plants a great start. Supplemental feedings with organic liquid feeds can help grow fantastic vegetables. If you don't have the space for a raised bed, all of the fall vegetables can be raised in containers. Try mixing different varieties of OH~-:-l-/-3zg,/e, lettuce in one Get pot. One of my favorites is listen to red sails. This the birds, variety turns brilliant red in the sun. It's and soak up tastytoo. some fresh Another great edible ornamental is air and giant red mus- sunshine, tard. Brilliant red in the sun with a strong wasabi flavor. Experiment and have fun. Get outside, listen to the birds, and soak up some fresh air and sunshine. Happy gardening everyone! If you have a gardening question, send it to me via email: iathyme@ yahoo.com. Or mail your letter or postcard to:Ask Chris Winslow. 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