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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press April 24, 2013 i II SUBMITrED REPORT Kyle Mayor Lucy Iohnson de- clared the week of April 8-April 12, 2013 Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week" during the April 16 city council meeting. Animal Control Officer week is dedicated to recognize, thank and commend animal control officers and staff for their dedi- cated service to the citizens, and various public safety and public service agencies and de- partments, not only in Kyle, but also across the country. Mayor Johnson commended Kyle Animal Control Officer, Bfiana Brecher, for her out: standing service and dedication to the long and distinguished tradition of the Animal Control profession and for her work for the City of Kyle. "Being an animal control of- ricer does not onlyinvolve chas- ing around lost and escaped pets. It involves working with the community and citizens to help find and protect their four- legged family members" said Johnson. The Animal Control Office is a division of the Special Services Bureau and operates under the supervision of the Kyle Police Department. Brecher is cur- rently the only animal control officer in the City of Kyle. Kyle Police Chief, Jeff Bar- nett, feels fortunate to have Bri- ana on his team. "It is im- portant to recognize the im- portance of having an Animal Control BRI:CltER Officer like Briana who is compassionate with the public and the ani- mals," said Barnett. "She has a difficult job and she maintains her professionalism through- out, and is a real asset to the City of Kyle." Brecher commented on her commendation from Mayor Johnson, stating that she "feels fortunate to work for a city like Kyle, one that recognizes the hard work and dedication of its employees." The Animal Control Office in Kyle handles over 1000 calls each year, with that number expected to increase with the growing population. In 2012, Brecher fielded 1,306 calls: 582 Impounded Animals; 234 Animals Returned to Owners; 194 Wildlife and Livestock Calls; 44 Animal Cruelty Calls; 40 Bite Cases; 37 Citations Is- sued. : i 6 RBON Jerry Evelyn Sellers Garrison passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013. Born June 7, 1937 in Que- made, Texas to Chester O. Sellers and Mona Rice Sellers. Jerry graduated from Kennedy High School, Kennedy, Texas, where she was a twirler in the march- ing band. She subsequently attended Victoria Jr. College and Southwest Texas in San Marcos before meeting and marrying her husband, James Garrison. Jerry and James were married on August 6, 1960. Their union was blessed with a son, Jim Garrison. Jerry and James relocated to Kyle in 1966, where they established a 3000 acre cattle operation. Jerry, was a Past Presi- dent of Beefmasters Breeders Universal Women, and was also recognized as "Woman of the Year" by BBU. Jerry maintained a very close relationship with her girlfriends from her high school graduating class. This group, known as "The Girls" has met each October and enjoyed the. many activities and trips that Jerry planned. She is survived by her loving husband James, son Jim, Aunt Triba Escheberger, Uncle Henry Rice and numerous friends. Jerry has been a life long and faithful member of the United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Driftwood United Methodist Church. MCKENNA Elbert and Pearl Keefer Lee were pioneers who homestead- ed on Kube Table, near Scenic, South Da- kota. Alice Caroline Lee was born on their sheep ranch on May29, 1918. After teaching in Grass Lake and Lansing, Michigan, she mar- fled 1st Lt. George F McKenna. She became a Home Manage- ment Supervisor for the Home Security Administration for 300 families in three Michigan coun- ties. As her husband's postings required moves, she raised their children in Kentucky, Tennes- see, NewYork and Connecticut before moving to Austin, Texas in 1950 and staying there. InAustin, she taught as a substitute in public schools, and then taught at St. Andrew's Episcopal School for twenty years. She was the consummate volunteer, even while teaching school fullfime. At Englewood Estates where she lived in her later years, she led the stretch exercise class until she turned 90 when she thought they ought to get someone younger. She attended St. Alban's Episcopal Church to go to church with her great-grandchildren and enjoyed the Thursday morning Bible Study. Alice's family would like to thank South Austin Assisted Liv- ing and New Century Hospice for their compassionate care of Alice. Many thanks to Marisa, Nelson, Cora, Jesse, Teresa, Mike, Sharon & Debbie as well as Stephanie, Valeric, Gia and Sarah. Alice was preceded in death by her siblings - Margaret Lee Raffensperger, Martha Lee Gar- rison and Wayne Lee. She was also predeceased by her daugh- ter, Carolyn, and her husband, George. She is survived by her chil- dren: George and MaryAnn McKenna of Houston, Susan and Jim Tennison of Manchaca, and Eleanor and Keith Ackermann of Orlando, Florida. She is also survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and one greatly-anticipated great- grandchild expected very soon. Alice requested donations to the following charities for me- morial contributions in lieu of flowers: Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, 1314 West 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756, Texas Talking Book Program, PC. Box 12516, Austin, TX 78711-2516, or St. Alban's Episcopal Church, P O. Box 368, Manchaca, TX 78652 -0368. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Alice's life on Saturday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 118191H 35 S Austin. Lunch and visitation will be after the service. Alice believed that death is a joyous occasion, so to honor her, please do not wear black. Please wear turquoise (her favorite color) or your favorite color. SHICK Clara Ann Shick, 70, of Man- chaca, died Friday in her home following an extend- ed illness. Born in Hudson, PA, she was the daugh- ter of the late Frank and Liliian Bistrick Publicize your engagements, weddings, anniversaries, new babies or birthdays to the Hays County community with an ad in the Hays Free Press. $105 ad includes text and photos. 512-268-7862 or Benczkowski. She was a gradu- ate of Plains Memorial High School. Following school she moved to Washington, DC and began working for the US Trea- sury Department. It was here that she met and fell in love with Kenneth Shick. They married inWoodbridge, VA on August 5, 1967. They subsequently had three daughters. In 1978 they moved to Manchaca. Clam's interests included reading, baking, taking cruises and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death byher parents, Frank and Lillian Benczkowski, and her brother Robert Benczkowski. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Kenneth Shick; daughters: Deborah Vert of Ft. Worth, qYacy Alver and her husband Brian of Dalhart, and Theresa Johnson and her husband Aldrian of Aus- tin and her five grandchildren; sister Janice Trailer and husband Ron of Memphis, TN.; sister- in-law Elaine Benczkowski of Trumball, CT. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity of choice. Coo is a 5-year-old female Chihuahua/ Mix. She was rescued from living outdoors with limited food and cover. She spent many weeks recovering. But she is healthy and back to her warm- loving self. Dolly is a 3-year- old female Manx/Mix. She enjoys spending her time pouncing around and laying in the sun. She may be a little shy at first, this pretty lady will quickly become your best friend. PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX 512 268-1611 All animals are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed. sponsored by TOWN & CO1JNTIff VETERINARY HOSPITAL Bill Selman, DVM" Kayley O*Foole, DVM Committed to your pet's health since 1978. 6300 FM 1327 (East of 135 and Creedmoore) Austin, TX 78747 512-385-0486 Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by Texas Lehigh , LP See Solution, see pg. 2C ACROSS 1 " ' Texas Tower" will anchor new Fair Park amusement park 5 formerly Persia 6 Corps of Engineers Lake Texoma 7 univ. in Ann Arbor 8 TX Kelly Clarkson recording label 9 TXism:" the barrel head" 15 move from mother's milk to food 16 TXism: "big enough elephant" (large) 19 TXism: "would have 49 to stand up twice to cast " (skinny) 21 Scandinavian 23 blacktop surface 27 used to clean up oil spills: peat ............. 28 19th TX governor (1887-91 ) 29 TX Edward .............. was ambassador to Australia (1965-68) 30 dove down 32 Austin univ. 33 Marlin was popular for its hot __ ._ mineral wells 36 George W.'s alma mater 37 emergency health- care provider (abbr.) 38 "Doonesbury" cartoonist, Garry 39 TXism: "brave clown" 41 Argentine actor & director, Fernando 42 Baylor grad, Ted, who pitched '26 no-hitter 45 TX-born Meredith Monroe '05 TV film: "Fathers and " 46 TV series for TX Dennis Burkley: "Sanford & __ 47 '80s Arlington, TX ace pitcher, Van Poppel 48 TXism: "tax wrangler" words 52 Russian whip 53 TX Willie's "The __ Tapes" 54 superlative suffix 55 TX Gary Morris was in " Miserables" on Broadway DOWN 1 this TX Brown won '87 Heisman 2 TXism: "don't give a hoot holler" 3 seat of CotUe Co. 4 TX Lucian Adams won the Medal of Honor for a _- .................................... on Germans in WWll 8 "in peace" 9 Ballinger has Coppini-designed statue 10 TXism: "fit __ a fiddle" 11 this Sam was pres. & gov. of TX (init.) 12 UT gold medalist swimmer 13 unpleasant smell 14 TX-born Lee Horstey was in '81 NBC show Wolfe" !15 TX Alan Bean __ ._. the moon ('69) 16 "bull" south of the border 17 presumes 18 birds use a incubate eggs 20 TXism: "hunker ............. " 22 Teague h,s, class by Charley & Guy Orbison Co'oydght 2013 by Orblso~ ~'os, Pql'~2 i55 23 home state of Alamo's William Travis (a,bbr.) 24 plots of land 25 TX's most populous county 26 this Torres got rich selling pizza in TX 28 mother of TX Ginger Rogers 31 Rome aerial 34 dir. to Austin from Comanche 35 state where TX Buddy Holly died (abbr.) 37 seat of Jackson Co. 40 sound of a mistake 43 Cowboy foe: New Giants 44 Gov, W. Lee "Pappy" ' 50 oxidizes 51 Austin band: "Asleep .__ the Wheel" See Solution, page 2C I I 'l ~,