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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press • March 3, 2010 SLEDGE Frances Sledge, a longtime resident of Kyle, Texas, passed away on February 25, 2010. She was born Frances Lil- lian Dunn on December 9, 1914, in Yorktown, Texas, to Aubrey and Fay (Johnstone) Dunn. She attended Yorktown schools and played violin in the orchestra. Her mother taught piano to local students and Frances learned to play first "by ear" and theh by notes. In 1935, while Frances was in college in San Marcos, R.J. (Jack) Sledge, Superin- tendent of Schools, recruited her to teach string and choral music in the Kyle schools. Soon after arriving in Kyle, she met Terrell Sledge, a younger brother of Jack, and they married in 1937. While Terrell served as an army captain in WWII, a son, Edward John- stone, was born (1942) and in 1946, a daughter, Jane Terrell. Meanwhile, Frances taught music in the Kyle schools until the late 1950s - high school girls' choir and mixed choir for middle school students. She also taught piano in her home and formed, with Ter- rell, a Sunday afternoon string OBITUARIES quartet. She continued to study music and played violin, viola and cello in orchestras in San Marcos and Seguin. In 1955, TerreU Sledge passed away suddenly and Frances became a single parent for Jane, then 9, and Edward, 12. She was prepared for the transition and never missed a step. She continued to raise a small herd of short- horn cattle on the pastureland behind her home and taught private piano lessons as well as choral music in the Kyle schools. She and some of her students formed the Amadeus String Quartet. Frances was involved in the Kyle community as an organist in the Methodist church, a Democratic Precinct chairperson, a participant in establishing the Kyle Public Library, and continued to teach several generations of students throughout her career. She was an advocate for human rights, tolerance and fairness for all members of her community. Frances loved her home and her life in Kyle and its people, from the first mo- ment she set foot in Kyle seventy-five years ago -- and she still does. Surviving family members are her son, Ed- ward; daughter, Jane, and son- in-law, Rev. MarkW. Stoub; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-neph- ews; and her extended family, the Kyle Community. A celebration of Frances' life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010 at the Kyle United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Stoub and the Rev. Barbara Aziz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kyle Pub- lic Library, 409 Blanco Street, Kyle, TX 78640. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Penning- ton Funeral Home. Guestbook and obituary online at www. Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C Christi, left the first day of March for Morocco. Hemby is a member of the U.S. Peace Corps. With a degree in Environmental Science, she plans to work with national and local officials and groups on envi- ronmental issues in Morocco for the next two years. Parents, Michael and Mary Hemby of Buda, family and friends all wish her the best. eoe Congratulations go out to Pack 218 Webelos II members Colton Hayes, Ryan Phillips, Ryan Thomp- son, Ryan Goodwin, Sean Moore and Aidan Carter. They received their Arrow of Light award on Feb. 20 th at the Blue and Gold dinner held at Elm Grove Elementary School. This award is the highest a Cub Scout can earn as he moves into Boy Scouts. oee The senior citizens in the Buda community are asking for your sup- port of their non-profit organiza- tion by attending their auction and lunch on Thursday, March 11. The live auction starts at 10:45 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. for a cost of $7. The Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center is located at the comer of Barton's Crossing and FM 2770 in Buda (behind the ]ustice of the Peace office). eee Birthdays wishes go out to 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; and six-year-old Mi- chaelWayne Dees on March 10. eee Thinking about making a mn for the Buda City Council or Hays School Board? Better h.urry, filing th deadline for the May 8 election closes on March 8 t" at 5 p.m. Early voting will get started on April 26 and end on May 4. The tmck by-pass bridge over IH 35 has gone out for bid. The pink brick house on Main Street near the railroad tracks may soon be home to a new day care center. A new business is open in down, town Buda... W'mdwalker Primitive Weapons. It is located behind the Carrington House. Stop by and welcome them to our town. q*ee Rumor has it that the old post office building in downtown Buda will soon be sold...more to come. Odds & Ends Continued from pg. 1C attend Mia's soccer game. They won anyway. oee A beautiful flower arrangement greeted the worshipers as they entered the vestibule in St. John Lutheran Church on Sunday. Kris- lyn (Schnautz) and Mike Stephens shared the flowers from their wed- ding in Old Town Kyle last week. Thanks for sharing and congratula- tions and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stephens. Another good "land rain" (as dad called it, only in German) fell Sun- day night. The farmers are waiting for a spell of dry weather to plant. What a difference, last year they hoped for rain. Mt. City Montage Continued from pg. 1C Found out about another fantastic lodging option at Inn Above Onion Creek. Maurice's Cot- tage. Not as romantic as the Kuykendall Suite, but Nature Lover's Haven. I got sold on the cot- tage when Ron and I spotted an Eastern Bluebird just out the window. At this time of year, smell the agarita by the dozens just out from the cottage ,while birds ser- enade. Any time of year, enjoy panoramic views from the immense back porch, the bedroom, the spacious living area, the dining room, or the full kitchen The local legend for whom this option is named? John Orr's father. Maurice Orr lived on the ranch the last 13 years of his life. The October 12, 2000 FreePress carried an article about Maurice Orr headlined, "Big Foot sighted in Hays County." He was also an SMU legend. Class of 1935. Maurice's Cottage has no jacuzzi tub for two. But, it's planned within the next two months. Connie Brewer saw about 30 American Robins bouncing on her lawn the morning last week when it was so cold. "Happy Birthday" (March 4) goes tO Ryan Phil- lips, along with "Congratulations!" Pack 218 Webelos II received their Arrow of Light award at the February 20th Blue and Gold dinner held at Elm Grove Elementary School. This award is the highest one a Cub Scout can earn as he moves into Boy Scouts. Among those to receive his Arrow of Light was Ryan. Ryan also recently finished all the requirements for the Parvuli Dei religious emblem designed for Webelo Scouts of the Catholic faith. "Happy Birthday" (March 3) goes to his mom, Beth Phillips - along with congratulations on Ryan's achievement. When Tami turned 5, I was in Holland on a mission trip. There, the parents of the birthday child receive greetings. 7•• I love warm greetings. But, I need tidbits. Please send them to or 512-268-5678. Thanks! Love, Pauline BULLETIN BOARD THURSUAY, MARCH 4 * First Thursday, Downtown Buda, "Alive After Five" FRIDAY, MARCH 5 • Kyle Garden Club, 1:30 p.m., Kyle Methodist Chumh SATURDAY, MARCH 6 • Wimbedey Market Day • Hays County Uvestock Buyers Appreciation Banquet featuring Rusty Doherty Band SUNDAY, MARCH 7 • CASA Kids 5K, 7 a.m., Tanger Outlets, San Marcus • Free concert by Starlight Sym- phony Orchestra, 4 p.m., PAC • Acoustic song circle, Buda Gro- cery, 3-5 p.m. MONDAY, MARCH 8 • Kyle Ubrary Building Commit- tee Public Forum, 6:30 p.m., Kyle City Hall WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 • Buda Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, noon, Good Shep- herd Ministries Church THURSDAY, MARCH 11 • Auction & lunch at Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda, 10:45 a.m. • Seton Medical Center Hays sponsors "Ask the Doctor: Com- munity Cancer Awareness Event" 7-8:30 p.m., Hospital Cafetena MONDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 15-19 • HCISD Spring Break ON-GOING UNTIL APRIL 15 • Free tax assistance offered every Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., until April 10, Kyle Library. Call the library for appointment SENIOR BULLETINS Y Hays Free Press is dedicating a special section of the Bulletin Board to Senior Citizens. If you have any or- ganizations or events for this section, please email to news@haysfree- press.corn or Sandm@haysffee- or mail to The Free Press, R O. Box 339, Buda, 78610. THURSDAY, MARCH 4 • Onion Creek Senior Citizens Board of Directors Meeting, 9 a.m., Blood pressure/blood sugar checks 11 a.m. Lunch at noon FRIDAY, MARCH 5 • Kyle Garden Club, 1:30 p.m., Kyle Methodist Church TUESDAY, MARCH 9 • KASZ, 9:30 a.m., Kyle, lunch menu: Chinese, main dish & rice provided, bring Onental side dishes and dessert THURSDAY, MARCH 11 • 27 h annual membership of Onion Creek Senior Citizens, 9:30 a.m., auction, 10:45 a.m., lunch, 12:15 p.m. (cost $7) MONDAYS • Shingles vaccine is available at the Hays County Health Dept. If your health insurance will not pay for the vaccine, then you will be eligible. Call the Health Dept. at 393-5520 and tell them you am going to the Kyle Health Dept, so that the staff will bring plenty of the vaccine with them. No appointment is necessary. Cost is $50. The Kyle Health Dept. is open on Mondays 1 to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays 1 to 4 p.m. FIRST TUESDAY • Games of Canasta and 42, On- ion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda, 6 p.m. Cost $2. (295-4422) SECOND MONDAY • Kyle Quilters meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kyle Community Library, 409 W. Blanco St. SECOND TUESDAY • First Baptist Church in Kyle has a senior luncheon at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to all seniors in the Kyle area. EVERY TUESDAY • Quilting at Onion Creek Senior Citizens in Buda from 10 a.m. until noon. For information call Chris at 295-5711. EVERY WEDNESDAY • Duplicate Bridge, Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda, 11:30 (Call Donna 268-4672) EVERY THURSDAY • The Onion Creek Senior Citizens in Buda are inviting all local seniors to stop by for lunch and socializing every Thursday at the Center on FM 2770 and Barton's Crossing (behind the JP's office). Doors open at 9 a.m. for games and visit- ing. Lunch is served at noon. (Cost $4) For information call Sandra at 468-4451 or on Thursday call the center at 295-3413. THIRD THURSDAY • National Active and Retired Fed- eral Employees Association meet at 10 a.m. at the South Austin Senior Center, 3911 Manchaca Rd, Austin EVERY WEEK DAY • Kyle Meals on Wheels is meet- ing at the Old Police Station at 103 S. 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