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NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press March 2, 2011 Page 2C + + HERNANDEZ Guillermo "Willie" Her- nandez Sr., a resident of San Marcus,was called from his earthly bonds and received by the angels and his lov- ing wife Esperanza to be with our Father in Heaven on Febru- ary 23, 2011 at the age of 89. He was born June 8, 1921 in San Marcus. A beloved father, grand- father, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, he is pre- ceded in death by his grand- 8on Richard J. Hernandez Jr., granddaughter Beatriz Hernandez, parents Refugio and Felicianna Hernandez, brothers Marino, Filemon and Manuel Hernandez and sister Beatrice Lopez. Willie was a resident of San Marcus where he served his community well. When duty called, Willie honored his family and country by serv- ing in the United States Army during WW II. After returning home, he married his loving wife of 53 years, Esperanza Torres. They became very active with St. John's Catho- lic Church. Willie served as an usher for more than 50 years. After retiring from San Marcus Baptist Academy and Gary Job Corps, Willie OBITUARIES continued his work with Los Angeles Funeral Home in 1992 until he retired in 2003. Survivors are sons Guillermo Hernandez Jr. and wife Olga of Lockhart, George Edward Hernandez and Natalie of Buda, Robert Hernandez Sr. and Mary Helen of Redwood, Mario Enrique Hernandez Sr. of San Marcus, Pedro Hernandez Sr. and Olivia of San Marcus, Richard James Hernandez St. and Margaret of Houston, Emilio Humberto Hernan- dez and Patricia of Zorn, Raymond Charles Hernan- dez and Belinda of Kyle and Steven .Anthony Hernandez and Christina of San Mar- cos; daughters Mary Esther H. Escobedo and Santiago of San Antonio and Rose Alva H. Lopez and Ruben of San Marcus; brother Paul Hernandez and lanie of San Marcus; sisters Ofelia Rodri- guez of Houston and Carmen Hernandez and Juan of San Marcus; sister-in-law Rafaela Hernandez of San Marcus; 24 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. John's Catho- lic church in San Marcus. Rev. Father Victor Mayorga officiated. Interment fol- lowed with military honors in San Marcus City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were George Edward Hernandez Jr., Guillermo Hernandez III, Robert Hernandez Jr., Michael Anthony Hernandez, Juan Luis Hernandez, David Andrew Hernandez, Pedro Hernandez II and Kevin Reyes Lopez. Honorary pall- bearers were Juan Hurtado, Pete Vargas, Lupe Torres and Kenneth Villasenor. MERCADO Margarita Perez Mercado, our beloved mother, of Kyle, passed peacefully, with her family at her side in prayer, on Wednes- day Feb. 23, 2011 in Seton Hospital of Kyle. Born July 20, 1935 in Mar- tindale, Margarita will be remembered as a loving, kind, caring and gentle mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She has been reunited with her husband Victor Mer- cado Sr.; parents Luls and Ma- fia de la Luz Morado; brothers Luis Jr. and Juan Morado and sister Sabina Morado. Margarita was a home- maker, focused on her family, her church and friendship to all who knew her. A longtime and devoted member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, she enjoyed many aspects of church life and volunteering, along with a passion for play- ing bingo, watching novelas, gardening, bird watching (cardinals) and saying daily devotional prayers. Margarita was a strong-willed woman with a loving heart and always made sure her children were well cared for. Survivors are sons Victor Mercado Jr. and wife Jan.a of San Marcos, San Juan Mer- cado, Paul Mercado and wife Becky, Tony Mercado and wife Diane and Lupe Mercado and wife Ver9nica; daughters Julie Mercado, Maria Samaro and husband Mike, all of Kyle, and Herminia Alvarez and hus- band Sammy Sr. of Lockhart. She was also blessed with 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren along with numerous friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Febru- ary 28, 2011 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Rev. Father Matthew Kinney officiated. In- terment followed at San Juan Cemetery in ReedviUe. Serving as pallbearers were Lupe Mer- cado, Sammy Alvarez Jr., Mike R. Samaro, Jesse Cruz, Israel Mendoza Jr., Sammy Alvarez Sr., Michael Samaro and Paul Mercado Jr. The Mercado family would like to give their thanks and gratitude to Thomas Perez and wife Anastacia of San Marcus, Lupe Guerrero of San Antonio, Vicente Perez of Lub- bock, friends of St. Anthony's Church and Los Angeles Fu- neral Home for their warmth, support and kindness toward our mother. Library offers large print book was raised on a farm in the 1930s and reading was one of our primary sources of entertainment. I became a voracious reader as soon as I learned to read. I was an only child and books of fiction became my play- mates. Books can take you any- where, from the Old West of the past to travelling the galaxies of the future. Using imagination stimulates the brain and keeps one mentally active. Unlike audio-visual media, such as movies and television, books force you to use imagination. Small eye CHECK IT muscles control visual focus. Unfortunately, when one grows older, muscles tend to weaken. Therefore, reading small print for a long period of time becomes difficult. The technical advances in printing have resulted in more books with large type- face. These new books make reading easier for all senior citizens. This fact is especial- ly good for older persons, like me, who read a lot. Finally, I would like to say a few words about the Central Texas Library Sys- tem. Our participation with CTLS brings new books to our library every few months. These new books are printed with large typeface. Also, to my delight, usually included are some western stories in large typeface. Hip hip hoo- ray for books printed with large letters and for CTLS. Librarian's note: The pro- gram Mr. Williams enjoys so much is CTLS's Large Print Circuit Collection. A set of 50 large print books rotate be- tween participating libraries, so the Buda Public Library gets 50 new large print books everyfour months, in ad- dition to those the library purchases. Check them out! Come by and visit the Buda Library on Main Street in downtown Buda or pay us a virtual visit at www.budali- brary.org. Join the Friends of the Buda Library; budali- braryfriends@verizon.net. James Williams is a Buda Public Library commissioner. VISIT THE HAYS COMMUNITIES Y TODAY - FREE! Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C glassware, pottery, art, gift certificates, home baked cakes and pies. A beef and chicken fajita lunch will be served at 12:15 for a cost of $6 per plate. All proceeds will benefit the building fund for the new senior center. Come out and support the senior population of Buda. Pastor Teresa Welborn of the Buda United Method- ist Church will be appointed in June as the Clergy De- velopment Director for the Southwest Texas Conference. It is a new position in the conference office and Teresa, along with husband Paul and daughter Clare, will leave Buda to make their new home in San Antonio. Giggle and Grow Educare is a new pre-school and pre-k offering care for children ages 18 months to five years. Open- ing soon at 606 North Main Street in Buda, owner and director, Susan Lee, is looking forward to getting to know the Buda community. Randal Grizzle will turn the big 4-0 on March 3, and his good friend Carlos Zapata will be 40 on March 5. As a long- standing tradition with them since their middle school days, they will get together for a birthday celebration sometime in the next few days along with their families. More birthday wishes go out to Gerold Zander on March 4; Donnie Haffelder and Roger Wolfe on March 5; Herb Brown, Horace Fletcher and Dee Sibert on March 6; Joe Flores on March 7; Julie Gibbs on March 9. Be sure to head to down- town Buda Thursday evening for "First Thursday" from 5 to 9 p.m. Buda Events Continued from pg. 1C ation Department, YMCA and Fellowship Church. Alice inWienerland comes to town for the 14th Annual Buda Lions Country Fair & Wiener Dog Races held April 30 - May 1 at Buda City Park. This free event will include a bake-off, cook-off and live entertainment throughout the weekend, along with food and arts and craft vendors. For more information, visit www. budalions,com. The Downtown Buda Farm- ers Market opens May 14. Make sure you visit the market which strives to provide local resi- dents and businesses with the freshest, highest quality, most nutritious and most reasonably Odds & Ends Continued from pg. 1C A called meeting of St. John Lutheran Church council and the building committee was held after church service Sun- day morning. Ways in which St. John Church could better serve the community were discussed, among other items. Volunteers will be asked to form a business development committee to help find ways to perform this job. More on this will be announced next Sunday. Don't forget the Women's Guild meeting Saturday, March 5 at noon for a carry- in lunch and meeting at the church rec center. Host- esses for Saturday are Barbara Hanna and Carol Fredricks. eoe Also mark your calendar for Ash Wednesday mid-week services to be held at St. John Lutheran Church on March 9. A carry-in light supper will precede the services at 6:30 p.m. in the rec center (next to the church) and the service will follow at 7 p.m. (after the meal) in the church sanctuary. ooe The Men's Fellowship will meet on Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. for breakfast and think- ing and planning the annual car show and barbeque to be held on May 21 on the church grounds. priced produce and goods. For more information visit www. budafarmersmarket.com. Submit your events! Do you have an event happening in Buda?'Submit your event for inclusion on the City of Buda website. Visit www.ci.buda. tx.us to complete the event submission form. Discover what Buda has to offer and take advantage of the tools and resources the City of Buda Tourism Depart- ment can provide. From maps to attraction brochures, visit our office at the City of Buda Annex Building located on 100 Houston Street, Ste. A in His- toric Downtown Buda for local and state tourism information. PHOTO BY BRAD ROLLINS A vendor works a table at the Market on the Square, held each Sat- urday on San Antonio Street in downtown San Marcus. Texas State will host a new farmer's market on its campus Quad three days this spring. Monthly farmers market brings fresh produce to campus STAFF REPORT The Envffonmental Con- servation Organization at Texas State University is spon- soring an Edible San Marcus farmers market on campus March 3, April 6 and May 4. The farmers market will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day on the Quad. The farmers market will fea- ture fresh, sustainable, local produce. Prepared foods in- clude tamales (with vegan and vegetarian choices), beignets, pralines and British food from Full English Foods. The mar- ket also offers grass-fed beef, raw cheese, fair-trade organic coffee, fresh produce, organic soaps, lotions, granola, nuts, salsas, fish, jewelry and more. The campus farmers mar- ket is one of several held regularly in Hays County. San Marcos hosts markets 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the downtown square and 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays on C.M. Allen Parkway. Buda holds a farm- ers market on Main Street downtown 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays as does Wimbedey 3-6 p.m. on first Wednesdays on Ranch Road 12 across the seniors center. The Michaelis Ranch on FM 150 in Kyle will host a farmers market on Thurs- days from 3-6 p.m. beginning March 17. ABUNDANT SOLUTIONS ot, kken Srvice www.abundantsolutionsonline, net FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Join the Y and enjoy a wide variety of classes like Zumba, Pilates, Body Pump, Aqua Zumba, and more! Members also receive discounts on additional programs like Swim Lessons, Camp, Afterschool, and Youth Sports. Stop by or visR ummt,.labllMm.m to print a visitor pass! Questions? Call 523-0099. See you soon! 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive 78610 COMPUTL0000KS- ADWARE. 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