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HaysFreePress.com Happy Easter to Uhland and beyond ;& " appy Easter to one and all! Just remember not to eat . too many sweets. The Easter egg hunt and party held at St. ]ohn Lutheran Church was enjoyed by a group of 13 children, along with mothers and grandmothers. The highlight of the party was Fry's Fun Farm. The children, as well as adults, en- joyed the baby goats, pigs, ducks, chickens, a goose and even a donkey. Of course the traditional egg hunt and refreshments were also enjoyed. Thanks to all who attended, helped, donated and especially the teachers, Barbara Hanna, Vicki Schawe and their helpers. OOO Troy, IoAnn and Gabe Tan- zer are back from Florida, after spending some time with IoAnn's mother. ]oAnn is ready to di- rect the choir for Easter Sunday church service at 7 a.m. in the St. ]ohn Lutheran Church. A conti- nental breakfast will follow at the Rec Center next to the church. OOO A correction on the Live Oak Cemetery Association Inc. meet- - ing to be held on April 24 at the Immanuel Baptist Church. The business meeting will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a "carry-in" salad and dessert lunch. Please remind members of your fam- ily to attend. A lot of new things are and will take place with the enlarging and improving the cemetery. Gravesites are available in the "new land." Contact Daniel Heideman at 512-398-3600 for information. OOO My apologies to Ron Salewsk-y who was the chief cook for the Men's Fellowship in March. Kenneth Schnautz and Donald Petrosky are the chefs on April 10. My mistake (again). OOO Have you been to the Uhland City Hall lately? The business room and the bathrooms have taken on a new look. The trophy case has new locks and the new showcase displays memorabilia of days gone by. Livengood Feeds donated the case several years See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 2C Restless writer thrived on gypsy existence O n April Fools' Day 1962, Kath- erine Anne Porter published Ship of Fools, her first and last novel that put the uprooted Texan on easy street. Callie Russell Porter began her long lifo in 1890 at a wide spot in the mad not far from Brownwood called Indian Creel She was just two, when her mother died and her father took his four small children home to Kyte. For the next nine years, grand- mother Catherine Anne Porter was the glue that held the family together. She was the real-life inspiration for the strong women in her grand- daughter's fiction and undoubtedly would have been pleased to have Callie borrow her name. After Gmn'dmother Porter's death in 1901, Katherine Anne attended a private girls school in San Antonio. But her formal education came to an abrupt end, when she had to move to Victoria and support her unemployed father as well as herselfby giving dance, voice and dramatic lessons. Desperate to get out of the house and away from her shiftless sire, Katherine Anne married a railroad clerk in June 1906 a month after turn- ing 16. Eight unhappy years later, she left husband number-one and caught a train for Chicago. Followinga two-year battle with tuberculosis, Katherine Anne covered the theater and society beats for a Fort Worth newspaper. She landed a job in 1918 as a reporter with the noc00 Mountain News but nearly died in Denver during the influenza epidemic. As soon as she was back on her feet and could afford the fare, Katherine Anne traveled to NewYork, which served as home base throughout the 1920 She sold her first short storyin 1922 to Century Magazine and turned four visits to Mexico into working vaca- tions with several articles on south-of- PREPARE Buda's eastsid -Page 1D D FOR FIRE gets new fire station. March 31,2010 Page 1C Fun for fools andtfamilies 'an, I love this time of year in Kyle. Festival season is upon us and it seems like there's something hap- pening at every turn. On Thursday, our 1 lth Annual Eastar Egg-stravaganza takes place at Gregg-Clarke Park. The hunt for our young- est egg-seekers begins at 6 p.m. And in the spirit of keeping it green, the city has set up recycling bIn s for those plastic multi-colored egg carcasse s after your little hunter has sated their sweet tooth. Drop them in the barrel and you can re-hi in recycling. Then, of cc day, April Foc and promise., year, in celeh production d day with the t Lnt them next year. The ultimate ,,urse, my all-time favorite holi- I s Day, graces us on Thursday to be filled with mischief. Last ation of Fool's Day falling on ty, the Hays Free Press had a field font page. The banner trumpet- WEEK IN HISTORY the-border politics and culture. Her Roaring Twenties marriage was to aWorldWar I pilot from Eng- land described by one biographer as "a charming rake, passive in tem- perament, who exasperated Porter." The knot the couple tied in 1925 was cut the next year. While in Mexico in 1930, Katherine Anne met Eugene Pressle. They spent most of the Depression together, the last three years in Europe as husband and wife. But the relationship finally ran its course, and she returned to the U.S. in 1936 without her third spouse. In May of 1936, Katherine Anne made a pilgrimage wilt/her father to her mother's weed-covered grave at indian Oeek The melancholy reunion supposedly brought them closer to- gether but not close enough for herto attend his funeral sixyears later. The restless writer stayed on the move living in Pennsylvania, New York, New Orleans, n (where she shocked rela " rouged earlobes!) and Batonge over two hectic years. She thrived On the gypsy existence cranking out a trio of classics withTexas settings-"NoonWme,""Old Morality" and"The Grave.,' In 1938 Katherine Anne took her fourth and final walk down the aisle with a graduate student nearly half her age. Twenty-seven year old Albert Erskine believed his blushing bride was in her thirties and did not discover until his wedding day that she was really 48. Neither the groom nor the marriage ever recovered from the shock, The trilogy Pale Home, Pale Rider made Katherine Anne a big-name author in 1939. She was pleased to have her work nominated for the first in k-of-the-year award from the Texas Jtute of Letters but crushed when  prize went to I. Frank Dobie for che Gold and Yanqui Silver. ] 7atherine Anne tried to put down rocts with the World War II purchase of home at Saratoga Springs, New Yolk. But a lack of cash caused her to 10se the place, and she headed for j Hollywood in 1945 with high hopes of making a bundle writing movie scripts. This plan, like so many oth- ers, withered on the vine. In 1948 the financially strapped author stumbled into a new career as guest lecturer at a series of presti- gious universities. For someone who had never set foot in a college class- room, the invitations from Stanford, University of Michigan, The Liege in Belgium andWashington and Lee were especially gratifying. A $600 speaking fee plus the pros- pect of a triumphant homecoming enticed Katherine Anne back to Texas in 1958, ending her 20-year absence. Surprised and fiattemd by the enthu- siastic reception, she left with warm feelings toward her estranged state. No sooner had Katherine Anne unpacked than a letter arrived with an Austin postmark. A high-ranking administrator gave her the distinct impression that the University of Texas had decided to honor her with a library. She was thrilled beyond words and quickly wrote back with a promise to donate her papers to the project. But it was all a misunderstanding, according,to UT officials. Ground was never broken, but an old woman's heart was. See TEXAS HISTORY, pg. 2C See ON CENTER, pg. 2C Resum6Maker now available to Kyle Library patrons CHECK IT OUT .u e Community Library recently added ee access toResumeMaker com- ter s0ftwamto the patron services it already offers. Thisveb-based program provides tools, advicemad samole materinl for job seeker.   "-- ResumeMaker allow'3individual users to build resumds and coverletters from scratch, or to upload existing lestrads for editing. The website also inckdes 'drtual interviews and sample iIterviequesions, information about salarie,  and reurces for job search- ing. During is periat of economic strain, ResumeMaker is a vahable tool for Kyle job seekers. To access this sofware, please visit the Kyle Community Libmy. Users will need an email address to regier with ResumeMaker, and once registered, troy can access these services from]any conputer with an internet connection. ! The Kyle Commumy Library works to serve the communityn a variety of ways, Including through its mblic access comput- ers and free WiFi accgs. Community mem- bers are encouraged b visit the library at 409 W. Blanco St. in Kyle o on the web at www. kylelibrary.com. Buda Moms club to host giant he Buda Public Library turns 30 years old on April 1. Rather than just celebrating on one day they have decided to make the celebration last for the month of April. One of the special events will be "The Joy of West African Rhythm" scheduled for Thurs., April 8 from 6 - 7 p.m. Students from Mae Stoll's ComeDrumForFun will perform West African rhythms on the Djembe Drum and other instruments. Refreshments with an African flare will follow. OOO Mark your calendar for a giant ga- rage sale event on Sat., April 10 from 7 a.m. until noon. The garage sale by the Buda/Mountain City MOMS Club will be held on the parking lot of Dance Unlimited on North Main Street across from Santa Cruz Church. The MOMS Club uses the proceeds to fund their MOM-to-MOM fund and many other local service projects that they participate in during the year. The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Morns Support) is an international non-profit support group for at-home morns. The MOMS Club hosts a vari- ety of activities for moms and kids in- cluding park days, craft days, stroller walks, book club, lunch bunch, knitting club, garden club, weekly playgroups, MOMS night out, family night, holiday parties and more. The club is dedicated to Offering a safe and enriching environment for our children while enjoying the community and support of being with other at-home morns. You can choose your level of involvement from several activities a week to as few activi- ties as you wish to attend. For more information on the Buda/Mountain City MOMS Club, email momsclubof- budaC,,ahoo.com or call 295-6298. BUDA BITS OO0 The community celebrated the grand opening of Buda Fire Station #2 on Sat. Crowds of people came to check out the new facility and all enjoyed the food and drinks on a wonderful Texas spring day. Thanks to Fire Chief Clay Huckaby and his great staff for the good job they do for us. OOO Dicy Chambers had a short visit with her grandmother, Annette Cham- garage sale April 10 bers-Rodriguez, last week. Chambers was in Texas on leave from the Navy. She had just completed a 13-month tour of duty in the Atlantic and will soon head to the Arctic for another as- signment. She is based out of Norfolk, Virginia. OOO Special wishes go out to the best man at the Hays Free Press, Publisher Bob Barton, who turns 80 years old on April 5. He is like the energizer bunny... just keeping going and going. More birthday wishes go out to Mary Beach on April 1; Gay Dahlstrom and Shirley Fowler on April 2; Ollie Boothe and Billy Lancaster on April 4; Sherri Mc- Kee on April 6; Donna Bell on April 7. OOO Anniversary wishes go out to Fraser and Linda Harris on April 4 as they celebrate 41 years of marriage. Gerald and Carol Gage will be celebrating 35 I years of marriageon April 5. This time in 2007 we were so thrilled that Onion Creek was full of water. So nice to say that it is again this year, too. OOO Be sure to head downtown Buda Thursday evening for all the activities for First Thursday's Alive After Five. leo The big Buda Egg Hunt is Sat., April 3 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Buda Sportsplex. Not only will there be thousands of eggs to find but there will als 9 be a petting zoo, inflatable games, trackless train, pony tides, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny. VEINTEC VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS NEW OFFICE IN BUDA! 1760