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HaysFreePress.com Our prayers are with you oes that mean spring is here when the irises bloom and also the plum trees? The irises look a little bewildered and the plum blossoms are very small, as though they are trying to hide from the probable cold weather. Guess we will order another tank of butane, just in case. OBQ St. John Lutheran Church has mid-week Lenten services (everyWednesday, with a carry-in light supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. in the Bec Center next to the church. Upcoming schedule of events: church council will meet on Thurs., March 4 at 6:30 p.m. (church service on Wed. night), Women's Guild on Sat., March 6 at noon, in the home ofVickie Schawe. This enables the ladies, who have jobs out of the home on weekdays, to attend and take part in plans, for the Guild. Bring your favorite covered dish and join the group, if you are not a member of St. lohn, come anyway, you may want to be. That's at 12 noon at Vickie's house. The follow- ing Sat. the Men's Fellowship meets at the Rec Center at 9 a.m. Ron Salewsky will be the chief cook. They are planning their annual barbeque, etc. for sometime in May. Date to be announced soon. Oh, I almost forgot, cof- fee fellowship Wtll ta.llow/lae 10:30 a.m. worship service on March 7. Barbara Hanna and Susan Janicki are hostessing. Our prayer list seems to grow. Jim Alexander is still in rehab in the Texas NeuroRe- hab Center, 1106 West Dittmar Rd., Austin 78745, in 402 Blue Bonnet. Jean Collier who was also transferred to the Texas NeuroRehab Center is recov- ering from a stint placement in an artery of the heart. She is recovering in 515 Blue Bonnet. Cards and prayers will and are appreciated. Others on the prayer list are Ed Daugherty, Robert Lyons, George Lyons, Madam Strong and Resa Freeman. We wish all good health. 00 We also wish the following a happy birthday (some belat- ed): March 1, Krislyn Schnautz Stephens; March 3, Betty Jo Kleen; March 4, Mike Clifford; and March 5, Judy Schnautz. 0 Though it was a week late, Raymond and Myrtle Heide, man wished Pauline Schw- ertfeger a happy 80  birthday (my little sister is 80??) and enjoyed lunch at Chisholm Trail Barbeque. Her husband, Herbert, was also part of the event. Here's wishing her many more. Oh, her birthday was Feb. 18. Gladys Sorrels spent a few days in Austin last week, visit- ing her family, Tim, Debbie, Mia and Heather. Because of cold weather, Gladys did not See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 4C NEW FIRE DEPT. Kyle celebrates new fire department with grand opening. - Page 1D 00ress March 3, 2010 Page 1, PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Knights fry fish for annual fundraiser St. Anthony's Knights of Columbus members, (from left) Tony Munsch, Juan Gomez, Pete Perez, Jimmy Saucedo, Mike Brazeal, Felix Mal- . donado, Brian Alaniz, Michael Tellis and Art Tanguma, are ready to cook for the group's annual Fish Fry. Proceeds from the day-long fish sale help to pay for scholarships for Hays and Lehman high students, and needs within the church. Hays grad joins Peace Corps BUDA BITS 't really did snow in Buda! Big beautiful flakes came .down for about 30 minutes on Tuesday around the noon hour. There is a new baby girl at home in the Buda Methodist Parsonage. Clare Olivia was born Thursday, February 25, at 3 p.m. Proud parents are Buda Methodist Minister Teresa Wellborn and Paul Harper. Mom, dad and baby are all doing great. Isabel Hemby, a 2006 graduate of Hays High School and Magna Cum Laude 2009 graduate ofTexas A&M Corpus See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C COURTESY PHOTO Scouts work on eco-project Buda's Pack 218 Webelos were busy Feb. 27 planting trees along Slaughter Creek to restore vegeta- tion and prevent erosion. The site is part of the Water Quality Protection Land. Pictured in front, left to right: Connor Scott, Thomas Farrell, Ryan Thompson, Brandon Garcia, James Wallace and John Thompson. Back row, left to right: Ryan Phillips, Aidan Carter, Robbie Woodworth, Colton Hayes and Blake Fall. Share your thoughts on new library " ave you wondered about what's happening with I(yle's proposed . new library? Do you want to communicate what you'd like to see in a new library for Kyle? If so, you may actually look forward to getting your utility bill this month. A short two- page survey about the proposed new library is included with your utility bill. Surveys can be returned with your util- ity bill payment or dropped off at I(yle City Hall or the library, located at 409' West Blanco Street, across from Kyle Elementary School. A public forum about the proposed new library will be held at the Kyle City Hall on Monday, March 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m: Members of the library building committee and the design- build team will be present to listen to community input and to discuss CHECK IT OUT potential plans for the site. The Kyle City Council has approved a location on the northwest corner of Scott and Moore streets; an aerial view of the site can be viewed at the city of Kyle web- site, http://www.cityofkyle.com. Of course, library staff members have been informally gathering public input about the proposed new library for some time, as patrons stop to chat at the circulation desk. In recent weeks, library visitors also have been writing on a flip chart in the library lobby in answer to the question, "What would you like to see in the new library?" Some themes recur, such as: more computers, more collection items, more hours, separate space for children and teens, and a quiet area. Other comments recommend paint colors (purple), furniture styles (bean bag chairs), policy changes (free candy), etc. All comments, both seri- ous and playful, are being compiled in a document that will be reviewed by members of the library building com- mittee. Please make your voice heard by filling out the survey included with your utility bill and by coming to the March 8 meeting at City Hall about the proposed new library, beginning at 6:30 pm. See you there! The smell of agarita in the morning MT. CITY arn greetings to you, erever in your life s oumey this column reaches you this day. Now's the time of year you can catch the gorgeous fragrance of agarita (ahhhh- ga-rita) blossoms. One of ours is in full bloom. You're welcome to take a whiff. Or, as you journey, stop alongside a road when you see evergreen bushes peppered with yellow blossoms. Their berries provide great food for our avian friends. That's why you look for agarita along fencelines. Watch for the prickly leaves. Always watch for rattle- snakes under bushes - along roadsides and in your lawn. P. Ssssssssss. Phone number for RickThomas, the Moun- tain Cityian who will rescue and relocate snakes: 512-393- 1986. Hold the snake for him under a weighted bucket. See MT. CITY MONTAGE, pg. 4C Mrs. Sledge leaves,her legacy ON CENIER A pllthough I never had the easure of meeting her .L ]kin person, Frances Sledge made a big impression on me as a citizen of Kyle. Known for her civic pride and generos- ity, Mrs. Sledge, along with her children Edward and lane, was instrumental in helping the Old Town Kyle Advocates in our fight to keep the I(yle Commu- nity Library from being moved into a sprawling subdivision north of town. By offering to sell a portion of her historic, tuner-city property, I(yle was able to secure a home for our new library on a beautiful, tree- shaded parcel of downtown land which will serve gen- erations of citizens for years to come. My condolences go out to the Sledge family along with my gratitude for the wonderful legacy their family has be- stowed upon our city. With this in mind, please plan on attending the I(yle Library Building Commit- tee public forum on Monday. March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kyle City Hall to offer your input on the planning and design of our new library building. Lastly, remind your high school juniors and seniors that the deadline for the 2010 BS/ EACD Groundwater Essay Con- test is Friday. There's a $1,500 scholarship riding on it. VEINTEC TM VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS OFFICE IN BUDAi t760 FM 967, BUDA, TEXAS