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The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organiza- tion is a partnership of national [] [] PHOTO BY MARC SWENDNER, SETON HEALTHCARE FAMILY Seton Medical Center Hays is glowing purplish-pink every day this month in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. public service organizations, breast cancer awareness, share professional medical associa- information on the disease tions and government agencies and provide greater access to working together to promote screening services. PHOTO BY LINCOLN RAMIRF.Z New home for family in need Working with several other volunteers from Buda and Kyle, Hugo San Juan drills vent holes in a house being constructed for a needy family in Buda. The family, whose father is confined to a wheelchair, is moving into the home on Windmill Way this week after members of the Buda United Methodist Church, the Buda Ministerial Alliance and other local organizations and businesses spent the past week completing the project. Have you been to the Pumpkin Patch? If not, you better hurry on over and select just the right one. The patch is located in downtown Buda. The patch is a very good place for that special Halloween photo. The men's group of the Buda Unit- ed Methodist Church sponsors the annual sale of pumpkins as a fundraiser for missions and local scholarships. eee It was a beautiful night for ~, BUDA B,TS .... the Buda Merchants First Thursday last week and a won- derful crowd of people strolling along Main Street. oee The Gunner Thames Benefit will be held this Saturday at Nutty Brown Cafe, which is located at the comer of High- way 290 West and Nutty Brown Road. The activities get under- way at 11 a.m. and end with a dance from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. with music by Rusty Doherty & The Country Sounds. ooo Carson McMullin celebrated his 6th birthday with a petting zoo party at his home on Sun- day afternoon. Everyone had a great time even though the "zoo" had to be moved to the back porch due to the much needed rain. Birthday wishes go out to Helen Rode on Oct. 11; Becky Beck on Oct. 16; Carolyn Hud- dieston and John Keller on Oct. 17; six-year-old Mikayla Rose Verver on Oct. 18; Katherine Cailan on Oct. 19. ooo Anniversary wishes go out to Leo and Nelda Schwartz who will celebrate their 54th wedding date on October 19. Congratulations to the City of Hays couple. Good news! The Buda Farmers Market will continue through the first two Saturdays in November. Be sure to stop by the market on Main Street, BUDA BITS, pg. 3C MT. CITY Thank God! It rained! That's the big neigh- borhood news. Everyone received a good drenching over the weekend. The weather for Fire and Ice the previ- ous weekend could not have been more perfect. Mayor Rick Tan" won the Ice contest with cookies and cream. Crystal Smith Dixon (daughter of former mayor, Judge Beth Smith) won the Fire contest. Just three days later, neighbors gathered again on the lawn of Beth and Everett Smith for National Night Out- enjoying ice cream treats and conversa- tion. City Council members did not take questions and comments about the new roads in that forurn. Rather, they issued an invitation to the public comments por- tion of the next City Council meeting on Monday, Octo- ber 17, at 7 p.m. in the new City Hall, the house at the front of the city. October. Time for creepy crawly frightening things? Barbara Coldwell flipped over her pillow one morn- See MONTAGE, pg. 3C N'ow is the time to plant garlic. Cloves planted close to the autumnal equinox or 5 to 6 weeks before the first freeze have a good chance to de- velop a strong root system before winter sets in. Garlic (Allium sativum) is one of our oldest culti- vated crops, dating back an amazing 6,000 years. It originated in central Asia and has become a hugely popular global staple. As a member of the onion genus, it's closely related to leeks, shallots, onions, and onion and garlic chives. Garlic is grown not by seed, but by dividing a bulb into cloves. Average size bulbs will supply about a dozen or more cloves. It's best to plant them 4 inches apart, and 2-3 inches deep in the soil. The average bulb will yield a row about 3 to 4 feet long. These plants are happi- est in soil that's loose and at least 6 inches deep. Heap- ing amounts of organic matter such as compost, mixed into the garden soil, will do the triCk.They need at least 6 to 7 hours of di- rect sunlight. This will help to keep the ground warm for the winter months. To insure a healthy crop free from soilborne dis- ease, soak your bulbs in a solution of baking soda (1 tablespoon per gallon of water) and seaweed extract for a few minutes. After the soak and before planting, rinse or dip the bulbs in alcohol. To thrive, garlic needs some moisture but not too much. If it gets too wet, it will rot. Too dry and you'll shrink the size of the bulb, making the flavor much stronger. ASK CHRIS, pg. 3C 4-