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CLASSIFIEDS PUBLIC NOTICES SERVICE DIRECTORY January 6, 2010 Page 1D Happy New Year00 : KYLE iii00iiiii! One more New Year's Toast 2009 came and went, We made it to the end; With promising new hori- Ecru, Let's all welcome in 2010. know that resolu- ions come around s time of year. Let's all resolve to put down the Wii remote, get off the sofa and go outside. Get the kids to go on a walk around the block after din- ner. Dig a garden and plant some flowers or vegetables. Go to the park andknock a tennis ball around or shoot some hoops. Plans are coming to- gether for many fa,orite activities and events in 2010. Market Days at City Square will kick things off in April. Titles and dates will soon be announced for this summer's Movies in the Park. The Kyle Pool will open the first Saturday in May. In May you can take morning or evening swim lessons or join the swim team. In June you can send the kids to one of ourYouth Camps. The new programs we plan to offer this year include basketball and fishing. In February, your Kyle Parks and Recreation I,HOops Basketball Skills - Challenge. In May, your Kyle PARD will host a fish- ing derby. We plan to offer other recreational activities, but we need instructors. We are looking for qualified instructors to teach a vari- ety of recreational activi- ties, from group fitness to dance, from scrapbooking to music classes. We are open to anything, and are looking forward to what is to come in 2010. Do you have a conces- sion trailer? Would you like to have a business selling food and drinks to the pool and park visitors? With the recent improvements to .the Kyle Pool,.we are seek- mga concessmn operator this summer. If you would like to be considered to teach, instruct or host a program or if you would like to operate a concession busi- ness at the pool, we. need OUr proposal. Request r Proposals, or RFP s, are now being accepted at Kyle PARD Office. Call 262-3939 or stop by Kyle City Hall to speak with our Recreation Staff. The Kyle Parks and Recreation Department is looking forward to our next adventure and we hope you will join us. Get up and get outside? Discover the benefits of Parks and Recreation! It starts in parks? Happy New Years! PHOTO BY TRACY CANNON New bank opens on Kyle Parkway City officials joined with leaders of TrustTexas Bank to cut the ribbon on their new building on Kyle Parkway next to the Vantage Apartments. The bank will hold several events through the month. Jan. 16 will commemorate Healthcare Day, with free healthcare screenings from Seton Hospital from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. On Jan. 23, Heroes Day will honor the community's civilian and military heroes. And on Jan. 30, the bank will undertake a city beatification project. Kyle's Old Town Gift Empo- rium is changing its focus this month. It will re- open as an event center. PHOTO BYCYNDYSLOVAK-BARTON 2010 brings local change BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON There seems to be a slight upswing in local business lately, and that means changes to a few spots around town. In Kyle, the Gift Emporium closed its doors as a gift shop, and will be opening as an event center in January. Owner John Hawn will still be man- aging the place, but said he finds the day-to-day grind of a gift shop more than he wanted to take on. Hawn's new place will be called The Center Street Event Center. Another Kyle building making a retro-change is the restaurant, Manna from Heaven. The Motley Menagerie was in that site years ago, as a small restaurant and music venue. Owner Dar.leen Motley is expected to reopen in the purple and green house as a tea- room, consignment and gift shop in mid-January. Motley and her husband remained owners of the building and had it rented to the Manna restauran- teurs. In Buda, Tuscany Park apartments are having a grand opening and rib- bon cutting on January 26. Keep in touch with the Buda Chamber for an exact time of the ribbon cutting. Some jobs are available locally, which is good news for those who were laid off in the downtum, or for those looking to pick up a few bucks. Austin Community College is add- ing more than 100 new teaching and staff positions due to rising enroll- ment. ACC's new Round Rock campus comes online during Fall 2010. The Census Bureau is also looking for a few folks to serve as enumerators locally. Texas is expected to gain in number of residents in Census 2010. Electric co-op hosts member rights forum STAFF REPORT Pedernales Electric Cooperative is invit- ing members to a forum on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to discuss the ongoing effort to consider revisions, updates and improvements to the Cooperative's bylaws. The meeting also will include a discussion of a proposed member bill of rights to be included in the bylaws. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at PEC's E. Babe Smith Headquarters Building in John- son City. The forum will include a presentation re- garding the legal and policy considerations that arise from possible revisions to the by- laws. PEC bylaws establish rules for Board conduct and for membership in the Coop- erative, providing guidelines on a wide range of topics including meetings, Board elec- tions and qualifications for membership. The member bill of rights could potentially establish a list of core member rights that could not be changed without a member vote. Members at the forum will have the op- portunity to make comments and fill out a feedback form. PEC's Board will take that feedback into account as it considers what changes to implement. PEC encourages in- put from members prior to the forum as well. Members may e-mail suggestions or com- ments to, or mail them to: Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. Govemance, Bylaws and Legal Committee P.O. Box 1 Johnson City, Texas 78636-0001 What you and I can do tO fix this economy i:: i::: EVERYDAY " t's a mess out there. Unemployment is . higher than it's been in 60 years, and the U.S. dollar is losing value at an alarming rate. If that's not bad enough, fears abound that taxes will be heading north for all workers, even while the United States continues to find itself in a deep, protracted reces- sion. On that happy note, let's turn to the subject at hand. What can we do, you and I, individu- ally, to turn this economy around? In a word: noth- ing. What you spend this week and how much you save or burn up in gaso- line won't make one bit of difference to the U.S. economy. But what we do can make a big difference for our individual eco- nomic pictures. Add that to what our friends, fami- lies, neighbors, colleagues and communities do and we're looking at the cu- mulative effect, which can make a difference. Here is a list of specific things that all of us can do, startingToday;to get things back on track in our personal lives. That is how we can affect the larger picture: Stop living on plastic. Please, just stop spend- ing more money than you have. No matter how difficult your financial picture is iight now, add- ing to your debt is like pouring gasoline on a fire. It is going to make things even worse. Get out of debt. I'm talking about your un- secured consumer debt. Nothing but higher inter- est rates and increased fees are coming down the pike. You cannot af- ford to be in debt. Make a commitment today to do whatever you must to remove that financial bondage from your life. Rein it inl Yes, you'xe cut your expenses. Sure you are becoming more frugal than ever. Great. Now double your efforts. I'm serious. Whatever you are doing now, you can do better. Challenge every expense, every purchase. Is it really necessary? Can you do something else instead? Can you at least wait a few more days? Get tough on yourself. What you do notspend ,is money you can use to build your emergency fund or pay down debt. "No" is the word. Place it firmly on the tip of your Y CHE4P SKA pg. 4D *71P y Time to: 00TKeta Plant Trees and Shrubs ,00ursery Start Seeds Plan Your Garden pmmmmunmm I NATIVE & ADAPTED PLANTS I I '10%' ORGANIC SOILS ( FERTILIZERS I I I I PLANT & WILDLIFE GUtDES I I 'OFF' Call {512) 398-6011 ' I I I I 5550 FM 2720 Open 9am-fpm I All purchases, Kyte/UhlandArea Tuesday-Sunday I expir2/2ano I Closed Mondays I I lie ms am am ms m am m abel 10 minutes east o4 IH-35. Take 150 East to Hwy 21. Turn left (north). Go a few miles, turn right at FM 2720, just past the Bon Ton Meat Market. We're about 1.5 miles down on the left. Two ot00ces to serve you... Main Street, Buda 295-9760 Center Street, Kyle 268-7862 I We are investigating claims of defective work- [ manship, materials, broken promises and I builder fraud. 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