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Page 2C NEIGHBORS + Hays Free Press April 27, 2011 Drive slated for Simon sixth grader needing marrow transplant BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com imon Middle School sixth grader Miriah Pinales is, in most every way like every other sixth grader. She is now twelve years old and she's looking forward to soon being a seventh grader at Simon. She wants to be me everyone e in her grade- growing up and becoming independent. For all practical purposes, she is mike everyone else, with one im- portant difference. Miriah has Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia, a ram blood disorder that can cause her body to bleed without stopping. It isn't something about which ordinary treatment can do. Min'ah's blood platelets don't perform pmperl) She can have transfusions, but her body has created an antibody that rejects new plateiets. A personal biog- raphy created for her to tell her story lets her explain that she has to be careful when playing outside "or just doing normal activities mike eating because if I bite my tongue the doctors might not be able to stop the bleeding." The disorder is considered a lifelong disability, but Miriah's doctors have determined that a marrow transplant could be a cure. She is currently on the na- tional marrow search list - but a donor has yet to be found. To that end, a Bone Marrow Registry Drive is being spon- sored Thursday, May 5, at Hays High School by the campus Health Occupations Students Association (HOSA), from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Common perceptions (misperceptions?) about the ultimate, long-range implications of a match, of course, suggest a potentially un- comfortable result Hays HOSA sponsorAprilWheeler explains otherwise. "Being on the registry is painless, I promise," she says. Once on the registry, Wheeler PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Simon Middle School sixth grader Miriah Pinales is hoping that a match is found during the from bone marrow registry dnve May 5 sponsored by the Hays High School Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA). Registration at the drive - to be held on the Hays High campus - can potentially mean a life-saving procedure for Miriah or other patients throughout the country. notes "there is only a very small donation." She says in her per- chance that you will ever be sonal experience, she's been on matched with someone (Miriah the registry for 10 years and has or anyone else on the registry) never been contacted about a whose life is counting on your match, though if she is contact- ed, it means she's one person in three quarters of a million people who's a potential match for someone in need. In that case, today's reality is that a potential donor is most likely to be asked to provide a peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation, Wheder ex- plains that it is a "non-surgical, out-patient procedure, similar to donating blood." She adds that"very few" donor matches are asked to go through the surgical procedure of actually donating marrow. Those who are asked and agree are asleep for the procedure, with only soreness (similar to that from in- tense exemising} for a few days. "But you will have saved someone's life," Wheeler affmns, adding that, on request, donors may meet the person whose life they've saved "The most painful part of bone marrow [transplants] is for the person receiving the transplant, not the donor," she says. OK, if it's that easy, how do you go about it? Donors must be 18-60 years old and are advised to check in at the front office of Hays High School start- ing at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, and tell the staff they're there for the Bone Marrow Registry Drive. They'll be directed to the actual site to fill out paperwork similar to a doctor's office visit (all information is confiden- tial) and a swab will be used to collect cells from the inside of a cheek. Donors must be will- ing to donate to any patient in need. It's a simple as that. For more information, visit BetheMatch.org or call 512- 569-9973. Hays High School HOSA sponsor Wheeler can be reached at wheelera@hayscisd. net. Warm up those wieners and get ready to race Ot your wiener dog adyto ran?This is big weekend for the little long doggies to take over Buda. The 14th annual Buda Lions Club Cpuntry Fair is set to go at Buda City Park Satur- day and Sunday. Along with races on both days, there will be cook-offs, bake offs, entertain- menL arts, crafts, pet parade, childrens' rides, games, food and drink booths. This year it will cost $3 to enter the park grounds for ages 12 and up, chil- dren under 12 will be free. Wear your wristband; it is free admis- sion on the second day. Parking will be available for $5 at the lot next to Buda Post Office on Cabela's Drive. There will be free shuttle service from the parking lot to Buda City Park from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. ooo Members of the Onion Creek Senior Citizens in Buda would mike to extend their thanks to PEC for presenting them with a check for $1,000 last Thursday at a reception at the Kyle office. Other non-profit organizations from Hays County also were given checks as part of the 2011 Light the Way program. ooo Early voting will be held at Buda City Hall for Buda City Council and Hays CISD School Board starting on Monday, May 2 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., 2aesday- Friday, May 3-6 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday, May 9, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday, May 10, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Election Day is Saturday May 14 with polls open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. ooo Birthday wishes go out to Sylvester Diaz on April 29; Joyce Smithey on April 30; Janice Bigham on May 1; Gladys Rosenbaum, Mark Smith, Donna Wallace on May 3; Val Corry and Weston Raby on May 4; Elaine Mason and Trevor Odeil on May 5. Prayers are needed for some of our very dear Buda friends: HenryArmbruster, Pat Beck, Ollie Boothe, Allison (Bauder) Goodson and Mattie Labenski. 00o Remember Thursday, May 5 is "first Thursday" for down- town Buda. Plan now to come down for eating, entertain- ment and shopping from 5 to 9p.m. 000 Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 11 for"all you can eat" pancakes at Senior Care at Onion Creek. Cost is $5 and kids under eight eat for $3 from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. at 1700 Onion Creek Parkway in Austin. All proceeds will benefit the Onion Creek Senior Citizens of Buda's building fund. + B&tat Thomas James Bashara, 48, of Buda, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday April 20, 2011 after suffering a brief illness. Thomas was born in Auslin on October 22, 1962; he attended St. Austin's School, S.E Austin Hit# School and the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from St. Edward's University. Wife, Christine Urbina Bashara and their children, Christal Urbina, Cynthia Marie Bashara, Rhouhanna Marie Bashara, Thomas Joseph Bashara, ]ames Michael Bashara and Phillip Esteban Bashara, survive Thomas. He is survived by mother, Myrtle Lamme Bashara, brother, Joseph Christo- pher Bashara, Jr. (Mara), sisters, Rose Marie Basham Karam (Raymond) and I_aura Rose Basham Mery (Michael) and numerous niec- es, nephews and one great-nephew. Father, ]oseph Christopher Basham, Sr, predeceased Thomas worked for the City of Austin more than 18 years, most recently in the Watershed Protection Department as an En- vironmental Compliance Specialist. He was a founding member of Our Lady's Mamnite Parish and served as Youth Minister and Reli- gious Education teacher. He enjoyed the out- doors, hunting fishin barbequing and gar- dening. He liked to restore old houses and he loved working on cars. He was devoted to his immediate family and extended family. He loved to have everyone over for the holidays. Thomas lived out his Christian vocation with tree sacrificial love, never waiting to be asked before offering to serve others. His generous and energetic spirit empowered his family and every life he touched. Honoring Thomas as pallbearers were Elias Kamm, Joe Basham, Jr., Joe Bashara m, Juan Cortez, Damian Duarte and Murray Boothroyd. Funeral mass was conducted Monday April 25, 2011 at Our Lady's Ma- mnlte Parish. Interment followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Very Reverend Mon- signor Dr. Donald loseph Sawyer offidated. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up for Tom's wife and children. Do- nate via Paypal to cmbashara@msn.com. A bank account has also been set up at Chase Bank in Buda. Tributes may be made at www.cook- waldenfunemlhonme.com CARLSON Janette Carlson, a longtime resident of Austin and Buda, passed away suddenly on Sunday April 24 after celebrating Easter Sun- day with her beloved family. What a glorious day to meet the Lo Janette was born in Austin on March 11, 1931 to George andW'mifil Callan. She grew up in west Austin, and spent time at all the old Austin landmarks such as Deep Eddy pool, Zilker Park and old Austin High. At the age of 17, lanette met Leroy Carlson and fell in love. After a brief courtship, they married on April 9,1949. Janette and Leroy's proudest accomplishments were their four children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grand- children. The couple had many wonderful friends and they loved to socialize. As the children got older, they knew the rule was to be home before morn and dad! Until knee surgery prevented it, Janette enjoyed women's bowling on Thursday's atWest- gate Lanes. Her Thursday's were later filled OBITUARIES by playing Forty, Two ai the Buda Senior Citizen's Center. On Friday nights she could be found at the Manchaca Fire Hall playing canasta with the w00es while the husbands played Moon. Ianette was always quick with the practical jokes. On the ram occasion it snowed, she would make snow balls, drive around town and throw them at unsuspect- ing citizens! ]anette was preceded in death by her parents; her adored husband, Leroy;, her brother, George Callan, Jr.; and her sister, Katherine Swenson. She is survived by her children, Mike Carlson (Carla), Diana Pan- nell (Guy), Larry Carlson (LouAnn), Lisa Goll (David), and son by choice, Dave Hill; grandchildren, Christi Dault (Donnie), Kelley Gonzales (Casey), Lindsay Pannell, Cullen, Tyler and Kendall Carlson, and Heather and Kasey Gull; and great-grandchildren, Tucker, Willie and Emma Dault and Casey Allen, Trey, Anthony, Michael and Ryan. She is also survived by her brother, Dan Callan (Kather- ine), sister-in-law, Rachel Callan; brother-in- law, Leonard Carlson; and sister-in-law, Ethel Myers; cousin, Zelma Halle; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The familywould mike to express sincere gratitude to Dave Hill for the love and special care he gave lanette during her illness. Graveside services will be held, Wednes- day, April 27, 2011 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor oflanette to the Ron- aid McDonald House; or to the Soldiers Kids Involved In Fly Fishing (SKIFF) through Fort Hood in Killeen. Condolences may be made at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com. JOHNSON Jimmy Johnson, 63, of Kyle died Friday, April 29, 2011. Services will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Wehberville Road Baptist Church.Arrangements by Heart of Texas. HENDPJCK Thomas Lee HendricL 75, of Buda died Wednesda April 20, 2011. He is survived by wife Iona. Services were held at noon on Monday April 25, 2011 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Kilieen. Linda Ottih'e Graef Loep was bom on the family farm in Niederwald, Texas on May 30, 1921 to Otto Graef, Jr. and Elsa Kirchhof. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed l_oep, Jr., brothers Helmuth, leonard, Alton, and Ralph, and sister Fran- ces Bierstedt, brothers- in-law Bruho Buehring Hilmer Bierstedt, and Robert schneider, sister in-law Iva Graef, and son-in-law HJ. schnautz. She is survived by sisters Evelyn Buehrin Marie Schneider, and Dorothy schneider, sister-in-law Margie Graef and brother-in-lawEmie schneider. She is also survived by her children Iudy Kay schnautz, James Loep and wife Marian, and Barbara Ilse and husbandWflliam, grandchildren ]on Eric Schnautz and wife Liz, Brandy Schnautz Mann and husband Bryan, and Jamie l_oep Donaldson and husband ]ason, great- grandchildren Mason Loep, Gus Mann, and Emma schnautz. Linda enjoyed seeing her three great-grandchildren and taught Mason to play dominoes. Linda attended New Hope school in Niederwald. She was baptized and con- firmed inTrinity Church in Niederwald. On May 30, 1948 she married Fxtmund"Hans" Loep. They lived on the Loep family farm in Uhland, Texas, where they farmed and operated a dairy. Linda also worked in the Niederwald Co-op store and the Uhland Mercantile store. After her husband's death in 1987, Linda continued to live on the farm where she had a large garden each year and was known for her dill pickles. Linda enjoyed her Saturday nights at Club 21, where she would help Cliff at the door and then at midnight, she would go up front and talk to Martha until the dance was over. Other interests included bowling word search puzzles and visiting with family and friends. Linda passed away on April 22, 2011 sur- rounded by her children and grandchildren at Seton Hospital in Austin. Pallbearers am Ion Fxic Schnantz, Brace schneider, Dwight Schneider, Tommy Bierstedt, Cliff Johnson and Jason Donaldson. Visitation was held April 25, 2011 in the McCurdy Memorial Chapel. Services were April 26, 2011 in the McCurdy Memorial Chapel Intemment followed at Ix)ckhart City Cemetery. Arrangements under the cam and guid- ance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., I.ckhart, Texas 78644. Obituary and guest book online at www.mccurdyfu- nemlhome.com Enriqueta Sanchez, 63, of Kyte died Sun- day, April 24, 2011. She was bom March 18, 1948. Graveside services were held Tuesda April 26, 2011 at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Marfindale. SCHI.IMI Norman Charles Schlemmer, Jr. (chadie) was bom January 10,1929 to Norman and Aline Bass Schlemmer of Kyle. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War and was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Chadie served on the Board of Directors for the Kyle State Bank. He was the fire chief for theWestlake Volunteer Fire Dept. for many years and later retired to a family ranch in Dripping Springs. His wife, MaryTmyior Schlemmer, preceded Chatlie in death. He leaves one daughter, Mary Ellen Barak; son-in-law, Frank I. Bamk; and two grandchildren, Lara Ellen Peek and Justin Charles Barak. 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