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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press ° April 14, 2010 Don't trash our town ave you mailed in your census forms? According to an article in a local paper only 60 percent plus have com- pleted and sent in their form in Hays County. Several have received a second form in the mail and some have had a person deriver a second one to their home, and there are some who have not received any. I have not read or heard what I should do with the second one or what to do if you have not received any. ooo I wonder if the person or persons who throw or dump their trash on people's prop- erty have ever thought of the damage they might do. Not only is it unsightly, it could also kill the cattle, goats, horses, etc. that graze and drink the water in the pas- tures and creeks. The county and the owners or renters of pastures and roadsides have put in many cosily hours to clean up some thoughtless people's mess. O.K. that's my "gripe" for today. The meeting of Germania Insurance of Kyle was held on April 10, at the Immanuel Baptist Church near Kyle. After a delicious Mexican meal, the annual meeting was held. Dale Posey, vice president, called the meeting to order and turned the pro- ceedings over to lames Holt, Agent. Holt explained some new options and procedures of the insurance. With the resignation of the president, Marion Hill, a new president, Dale Posey, was elected and Ray Patterson elected vice president. Marion and fam- ily have moved to Houston. Several attendance prizes were given. gig The Men's Fellowship of St. John Lutheran Church had their meeting April I l, at the Rec Center. Kenneth Schnau- tz and Alton Petrosky hosted the breakfast at Nona's Caf6 in Uhland. The group then returned to the Rec Center for their meeting. Oh, by the way that was Alton, not his brother, Ronald, as reported last week. Sorry! A work eve- ning has been set for Thurs., April 16 at the Rec Center to update signs, etc. for the Men's Fellowship's Open Car Show, raffle (homemade barbeque pi0 and barbeque meal to be held on the St. John Church grounds on May 15. Car Show from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., meal 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ya'll come. ooo Don't forget the annual meeting of the Uhland Live Oak Cemetery on Sat., April 24, 20'10 at ll a.m. at Imman- uel Baptist Church Christian Center, 4000 East FM 150, Kyle, followed by a carry-in salad and dessert meal. 0oo Coming to visit and bring- ing a spaghetti supper to share with Opa and Oma last Tuesday were Dennis and Kim Heideman and Kassi, Hanna and Maddy. Ray- mond and I and all enjoyed the visit and delicious meal, especially when they did the dishes too. Coming for a visit with Raymond and Myrtle on Sunday were John and Alma Major of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their daughter, Jennifer, of Austin, accompanied them. An afternoon of visiting was enjoyed. Leave your mark on the park oJveUSt by the flowers explod- ing around us, it's easy to tell that Earth Day is just r the horizon. And those bee-keeping, honey-harvest- ing, art-loving locals at the Arrowhead Trading Company, housed in that vintage rock building a block south of downtown on Hwy. 81, have cool plans. This Saturday they are throwing open their doors in celebration of the addition of Arrowhead Bicycles and Band Star Music to their space. Owner and stained glass arti- san extraordinalre Cathy Shaw invites us all to come check out their newly configured venue and have a complimen- tary hot dog and cola. OO0 Then, you've got to head to City Square Park and join the first annual Kyle Earth Day and Share-Fair. Kyle Elemen- tary School and Parks and Rec are hosting this forward- thinking event that showcases conservation, native landscap- ing, ecology and physical well- ness through live music, art and science exhibitions. The coolest part about this whole thing? The kids can choose a plant, dig a hole and give it a home in City Square Park with the help of principals Elaine Meyer and Ann Conlee. This is nothing but fun wrapped up in an environmental pack- age, so grab your kiddos and their friends and bring them downtown. Take a minute and show them the importance of getting involved in car- ing for the environment and sharing the responsibility of being stewards of our planet. Ultimately, it's going to be up to them. It's never too soon to plant that seed. OOO And speaking of resources, it looks like Kyle is steadily climbing in the number of folks who have returned their census questionnaire. As of the first of April, we were at 46 percent. Last Thursday, the count was 67 percent. C'mon, we can do this. They say it takes 10 minutes. It doesn't. It takes five. Mail it in and let's get our fair share. coo • The Old Town Kyle Advo- cates are changing it up a bit, trying to get more community involvement by moving their monthly meeting from Sunday afternoons to Monday night. We'll be meeting at 601 W. Center Street (across from the Motley and the KAP house) on Monday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. so, no excuses. Come ar .med with a love for Old Town, that's all it takes. eO0 And lastly, remember that next Monday is also a HCISD holiday so, for chrisakes, watch out for the wander- ers and skaters and perchers hanging out around town. They are getting kind of itchy, taking TAKS tests and eyeball- ing summer. Summer, I can't believe it. But there are just over eight weeks left in this school year so I guess I should not be surprised that Parks and Rec is opening up their summer camp registration on April 22. My girls spent a week at camp a couple of years ago and had a blast. They went swimming and bowling and played games and did arts and crafts and came home abso- lutely sated and exhausted. Definitely a big bang for your buck. But these camps do fill up so, don't procrastinate. Summer's coming. I just want to know where March went. CEARLEY Grace Cearley, 75, of Ridgecrest, California, passed away March 30, 2010. Grace wasborn on her Grandpa Waggoner's ranch near Manchaca on November 12, 1934, to RuthWaggoner and Leander Cearley. She attended Buda schools in the 1940s and was a gradu- ate of the University of Texas in Austin in 1973. She gradu- ated from the House of Charm developing her career as a professional. This also includ- ed attending the University of Paris at the Sorbonne, obtain- ing a certificate in French Language. Grace followed her longtime companion, Dr. Ray S.kilSping, to California where she pursued a career in finan- cial investments. She was preceded in death her parents and sister, Julia ed. Grace is survived by her brother, Ralph Cearley and wife Margie of McMahan, Tex- as; her lifelong companion, Dr. Ray Skipping of Ridgecrest, California and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held at Live Oak Cemetery, Man- chaca, on April 8. Memori- als and guestbook online at To schedule an appointment, call 512-694-1746 HERRERA Paul Herrera, 80, of Kyle passed away April 6, 2010. ne was born in Bandera, Texas on October 25, 1929 to Albert and Iosie Obeido Herrera. Paul and Rose started to share a life together on April 21, 1971 and the Lord blessed them with many years together. Paul worked at the Shield Ranch for 18 years and at the Four Sea- sons Farm for 37 years. Calf roping was his favorite sport. "Paul is survived by his lov- ing wife Rose Herrera; sons, Anthony and Charles Herrera; daughters, Dorothy and Sha- ron,-Linda and leanette, Lisa, Pauline and Kay. Patti was also loved and admired by his 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Visitation was April 7, with services April 8, atHarrell Funeral Home Chapel, Kyle, followed by internment at Kyle Cemetery. NICHOLAS Landon Gay Nicholas, Jr., 56, of Driftwood, peacefully passed away on April 7, 2010. He was born on February 12, 1954 in Cleveland, Mississippi to Landon Gay Nicholas, St. and Blanche Mitchell Nicholas. OBITUARIES Landon was a wonder- ful and giving Careers and Technology teacher at Ha},s High School and taught Ins students with great passion and dedication. He was also a loving husband and father and he Will always be missed by all who knewhim, includ- ing "The Chicken." He is survived .by his loving wife, Tami Nicholas; daugh- ters, Lindsey and Amy Nzc r ho- las; grandson, Alex Nicholas; sisters, Lillian and husband ]ohn Knox, She _rry and hus- band Ronnie Schultz; niece, Melissa Dear; nephews, Roger Schultz and Dawrd Knox. A chapel service was held April 12, at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Interment fol- lowed at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio. Memorial contributions can be made to Jack C. Hays High School, Landon Nicholas Memorial Scholarship Fund. PURYEAR Herman A. (Ted) Puryear, 93, one of the last remaining members of the "Greatest Generation," has passed on. Herman A. tMryear was born in Driftwood on September 27, 1916. The Lord called him home on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010. On October 28, 1942, Ted and Lois Eckols were married. Three days later, Ted began service to his country as a th member of the 96 Infantry Division (U.S. Army), the "Deadeyes." The "Deadey_es" led the charge in the battles of Leyte anarOkinawa. Ted earned a Bronze Star medal for extraordinary heroism in ground combat as a machine gunner during the Battle of Okinawa. He returned home on December 25, 1945. He spent his working years as a umon carpenter anti a loyal lifelong member of Local 1266. Ted took great pride in his work and-was high], y regarded for the care and pre- cision with which he carried it out. Brothers Gordon, Grady and Garland preceded him in death. Lois, his extremely loving and devoted wife of 67 years, and four children survive Ted: Virginia, lack and wife Caro- lyn, David and Charles. Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren, as well as nu- merous nieces and nephews also survive "Paw-Paw". The family received friends April 7, at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin. Funeral services were April 8 at Drift- wood Methodist Church in Driftwood. Burial followed at Driftwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Flem- ing, Kenneth Robbins, lummy Puryear, Michael Raven, lames Fleming and Geoffrey Puryear. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Driftwood Methodist Church. SOSA Reynaldo S. Sosa, 46, of Kyle, passed away on April 8, 2010. He is survived by his lov- ing wife, Maria Del Carmen Ehalde-Sosa; daughter, Andrea A. Garcia; son Anthony A. Sosa, all of Kyle; parents, Victor O. and Teresa Sosa of Austin; brother, Victor S. Sosa Jr. of Pflugerville; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Reynaldo was a member of the Companeros Motorcyde Club of Austin and he also was a member of the Texas Defenders. Recitation of Holy Rosary was April 12, at Mission Fu- neral Home Serenity Chapel, 6204 South First Street, Austin. Mass was April 13, at San lose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest, Austin. WILKINSON AubreyWilkinson was born June 20, 1924 to lohn and Mabel Wilkinson in Coleman County, Texas and died April 14, 2010. He was the 12th of 13 children, all who preceded him in death. He is survived lb_llkihis wife of 58 years, loyce nson. He is also survived by his daughter, Pama Fon- tenor and husband ]amie of Oak Hill; son, Everett Wdkin- son and wife Sharon of Kyle; and daughter-in-law Debbie Wilkinson of Round Rock. Grandchildren include Sarah Alsteen and husband Louis, Anna Hyde, Katie Hall and husband Guy, Rebecca Nickle and hus- band Sam, KrystalWilkinson, Justin Wilkinson, Ben Hyde, Laura Hyde, Jo- seph McClughan and Shelby Woodall; great-grandchildren Gabriel Alsteen, Kayla Alsteen, Alden Hyde, Christi"an Dan- iels, Kacy Niclde and Gavin Daniels. At the age of approximately 18 months he was stricken withpolio, which left him with paralysis and caused prob- lems throughout his llfb. He had at least 13 surgeries, some of which were to correct prob- lems related to the polio. He was a very determined person and pursued life with zest and a great sense of humor. In 1944 he left the farm and moved to Austin to seek his fortune. He worked at a machine shopwhere he rebuilt automobile engines, at LindseyAuto Electric, at Berg- strom Air Force Base until the war was over, at Longs Radio Shop and the Austin Transit Company. He had worked on every kind of farm equipment known to man so he had no trouble finding work. On June 29, 1947 he accept- ed the Lord as his Savior. Soon after he took the responsibil- ity of teaching Junior boys in Sunday School. He quit his job because that required Sunday work. In 1948 he felt the Lord calling him to preach so he set offfor Bayl_or. Hepreached some at Creedmoor Com- munityChurch, Mt. Gainer and other small churches. He accepted the pastorate at Sprinkle Baptist Church in a small community outside of Austin. The name was soon changed because it might give some the idea that the church practiced sprinkling instead of immersion for baptism. He also pastored at Onion Creek Baptist Church in Austin, and Liberty Hill Baptist Church. In 1957 he movedhis family to California where he pastored three churches. Because of declining health the family moved hack to Austin in 1972 to be closer to family. He earned a degree from Devry Technical Institute in "Space and Missile Electronics" and a degree from the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, received a "Radio Telephone Operator License" and attended the Austin Presbyterian Theologi- cal Seminary in Austin to learn New Testament Greek. He continued to be faithful in church services and activi- ties until recent years, teach- ing adults in Sunday School, and serving as Building Superintendent in thebuild- ing of the Countryside Baptist Church located in rural Kyle. He wrote a manual for new church members and taught from it several times. He also wrote a book about his life entided "The Best Life One Could Ever Have." He was faithful to witness of his faith and became very concerned about his twin brother who did not know Jesus as his per- sonal savoir. He won him to the Lord while talking to him over the phone. He was interested in every aspect of life. He was an in- ventor although he was never able to get an3h_hing patented. He never quit studying and learning. He liked to play the harmonica and joined the group who played at the barbeque restaurant in Kyle. He also took piano lessons in earlier years. The family often joked that if we gave him enough time he could-figure out any problem and fix ii. He built two houses, repaired cars, tractors, worked on televisions and anything else that was broken. As thepolio rebounded into the Post Polio SYndrome it be- came harder for him to have a garden and later to walk or participate in regular activi- ties. It was veryfiard on him to not be active. He was ready for his heavenly home although he didn't want to leave his family whom he dearly loved. He will be greatly missed, but at long last he has been released from pain and suffer- ing and is at lesus' feet. M R • NATIVE 8’ ADAPTED • ORGANIC SOILS ( • PLANT ( WILDLIFE GUIDES • GARDEN ART & MORE! 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Steve Jay Cutchshaw, retired • County Deputy Sheriff and Professional Photographer, and Ms. Leisa Marie Hietala of Kyle were married April 3, 2010 in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. The couple will reside in Kyle. LONG ORTHODONTICS "Keeping Smiles Aligned for Over 20 Years" ! -