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-F Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press * April 12, 2017 + J DICKENS , the late Charles (Luther) America. After many brought her much joy have gone on before her. and Evie Hillman, in successful years, she in life. Rhode loved Rhode is survived by Rhode Mac Dickens, Merryville, LA on January retired from what is now the outdoors and felt her sister, Judi Mains and 83, returned to her 8, 1934. Rhoda began her known as AT&T. After a good day fishing washusband, Hoyt of Many, heavenly career in Houston, TX retirement, she moved well spent. She enjoyed LA; and a host of nieces home on as a Southwestern Bell,to Dripping Springs, gardening, cooking andand nephews, great- April 1, Long Distance Operator,TX where she spent thecanning. Rhoda had a nieces and nephews 2017. Her and eventually became aremainder of her life zest for life and was full and step-children. She devotion significant leader of their close to family, of adventure. She loved is preceded in death by to family Commercial Telephone Rhode had two loves people and was happy to her first husband, Lee and firm Training Program, who went on before her, serve those in need. White; her late husband, receiving numerous Lee White and Charles Rhode will be dearly Charles (Chuck) Dickens; belief commendations for Dickens. Rhode never missed by her family and her brother, Vernon in God her hard work and had children of her friends, who celebrateHillman; her sisters, was the exceptional training own but her nephews, the fact that she is Norma Lee Scranton and foundation she built her abilities. She also nieces, great-nephews rejoicing in heaven with Loyal Davis; her parents; life on. served actively for theand nieces as well her creator and at home and her nephew, Shane Rhode was born to Telephone Pioneers of as her step-children with her loved ones that Long. Rhoda was buried at Phillips Cemetery on April 5, 2017. Reverend RB t~ officiated the service at First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs. If you would like to make a donation, please go to www. and search for Help Bryce Walk to beneft the joy of her heart, Rhoda's great- nephew, Bryce Moline. Condolences may be sent to www. harrellfuneralhomes. com. Monarch Utilities, a subsidiary of SouthWest Water Company that provides water ser.vices in Hays County, will hold its second annual writ- ing contest for all Chapa Middle School students in the Hays CISD. To participate, stu- dents must submit a 400-to-600-word essay discussing the impor- tance of water in their life, the community, the 5 p.m. Winners will be volunteers provide free state or the world today, announced the week ofbasic income tax return Essays will be anony- May 8. preparation with elec- mously scored by a panel tronic filing to qualified of English/Language Arts individuals. This service teachers. For more infor- will be available April 15 marion on the contest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including rules and writ- |ncome Tax Tax deadline is April 18. ing prompts, visit: www. One winner from each Fly your grade level will receive a The Volunteer Income $100 Visa gift card. One Tax Assistance (VITA)Texas flag grand-prize winner will program offers free tax On Friday, April 21 at receive a $500 Visa gift help to people who your home or business card. The winning essay generally make $54,000 all Texans are invited will be published in the or less, persons withto fly their Texas flag Hays Free Press. disabilities and limited . to honor General Sam Send writing submissions English speaking taxpay- Houston and his Texas to swwcwritingcontest@ ers who need assistance Army who defeated and by in preparing their own captured Santa Anna Wednesday, April 26, at tax returns. IRS-certified ending the war for inde- pendence from Mexico in 1836 and ushering in the decade as an inde- pendent Republic. Car Seat Dell Children's Hos- pital will host a Car Seat Inspection Station on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kyle Fire Department, located at 210W. Moore St. At the car seat inspection appointment a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will help you: inspect your car seat to ensure that it is not re- called, expired, or unsafe to use; determine if your car seat is the correct fit for your child's height and weight; help you learn how to install your car seat and ensure it is compatible with your ve- hicle; help you learn how to properly harness your child in the car seat; and answer any questions or concerns you have about your child's safety while riding. For more infor- mation or to schedule a car seat inspection, visit safety or call 512-324- TOTS (8687). Montage: It's firefly season Continued from pg. 1C at our house near the end of Live Oak Drive on Sunday afternoon. Ron ran over the frog while mowing. By the next morning, some form of wildlife plucked the frog from a shelf in the center of the yard, un- der our whole peanut wreath feeder. All sorts of native wildlife ben- efit from native plants. For over 20 years, we've been adding natives to our wild- scape. The interest- ing and beautiful Ante- lope's Horn, almost impossible to find in nurseries, has not been easy to cultivate. I've tried to transplant (from ranchlands and roadsides) this milk- weed that provides for Monarch butterflies, into sunny spots throughout our lawn. I finally have one growing quite well this year, right at the edge of our oval drive- Monarch butterflies are in trouble. A recent National Wildlife, Federation blog told me the annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) shows a 27 percent decrease from last year's population. way. It's not an ideal spot, but I'll take it. And, the butterflies will take it. Monarch butterflies are in trouble. A recent National Wildlife Fed- eration blog told me the annual population status re- port for the monarch butterfly (Danausplex- ippus) shows a 27 percent decrease from last year's population. Populations of the mon- arch have dropped almost 90 percent in just the last two decades due to loss of available milkweed (used for nectar and by the catepillars) and loss of habitat in Mexico where they winter. Antelope's Horn also attracts small flying insects, food for many birds. It's on the "Plants for Bluebirds" list. Rough-leafed dog- wood is in full bloom, attracting insects. It will produce berries for wildlife. Black-crested Tit- mouse nestlings in a backyard nestbox are fully feathered, almost ready to fledge. Their color that can be seen from above is the same as their parents', gray head and back with a black crest. Black-crest- ed differ from the Tufted Titmouse in the color of their crest and their vo- calizations. It's a bird of Texas, northern Mexico, and a bit of Oklahoma. Here, near 1-35, we see some hybrids. Tidbits in my inbox have been almost im- possible to find, non- existent. Please send (subject: TIDBIT) to or 512-268-5678. Thanks! He is risen! PTom Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by N~ N) l)lii b iiiiiiii See Solution on 3C ACROSS 1 bedside light 5 Canadian. 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P-1319 ) 23 big phone co. 24 jog 25 jazz that devel- oped in the 1940s 26 "ours is not to __ why 28 the officia! --.-_ of TX longhorns is based at Fort Griffin Historic Site 31 "catch some _____" 34 copper symbol 35 a month for the State Fair of Texas (abbr.) 37 bullets and such 40 sour taste 43 org, for the Texans and Cowboys 44 Texas dance 50 1953 film: "The Tall 51 this Otto directed TX Gene Tiemey in 1944 film "Laura" (iNt.) See Solution on 3C + + m! ~: :~ H ' i) I I ! I: I !i i il ] li I