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HaysFreePress.com Remembering those 1hat went before us ODDS & ope all mothers had a happy day. I was wishing for a good rain; did receive some beautiful cards. Thanks to all. Oh- ask me about the picture I received! Even though it was the day before Mother's Day, Bobby Jean Hagedom and daughter, Sandra Jones, enjoyed the fish fry on Saturday. The fish were caught by members of the family earlier and according to Bobby, were delicious and several members of their families thought so too. OOI We did not have fish, but the bountiful table at Mike, Debbie, Raney and Cooper Moore's home in Kyle contained all sorts of delicious food on Mother's Day. Enjoying the meal, fellowship and families were Margaret Holt, Wugim'a Moore and Becca Schultz of Kyie, Daniel and Sharon Heideman, Raymond and Myrtle Heideman of Ohland, Clar- ence Heideman of San Marcos and Brian Heideman of Austin. We had a great Mother's Day. Thanks, Mike and Debbie and sons. Don and Tmcie Crowed and Logan spent Mother's Day visiting with Dons mother, Janet Crognal and family in Cibolo. eeQ Mother's Day church services in St. John Lutheran Church were well attended and the Sunday School class presented all mothers with a red rose. A reminder, be sure to attend the annual barbeque and open an- tique and classic car show this Sat- urday at St. John Lutheran Church on Highway 21in Uhland. The car show is from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the meal will be served from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. For all registered cars, door prizes will be given every 30 minutes. That's Saturday, May 15 on the grounds ofSt. lohn Church. This event is sponsored by the Men's Fellowship. OOQ News came last week of the death of Milton Dudley of Flotida. Milton and his late wife, Francis Cox were residents of Uhland for many years and members of St. John Lutheran Church. They were very active, serving on various commit- tees. They moved to St. Petersburg; Florida many years ago and after rering enjoyed traveling in their motor home. Milton is survived by is daughter Mary Holmes, grand daughters of Florida, brother-in- law, Billy Cox and family of Lock- hart. He was preceded in death by his wife Francis and son-in-law. Sympathy is extended to the family. 00o After suffering with ill health for several years, VLrgle Parsons is at peace. Funeral services were held Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church. Her husband, Virgil, pre- ceded her in death. Her daughter, Mary Beth and husband, two grandchildren and great-grandchil- dren survive her.Xrngie andVkgil were residents of Uhland for many years and were enjoying ranching. Sympathy is extended to the family. oog Happy birthday (belated) to Gladys Rosenbaum, May 3; Win Ilse, May 14; Dennis Heideman, May 23. Happy anniversary to David and Victoria, May 7. HAPPY lOOthl Ten-year-old business celebrates 100 years of history. - Page 1D PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Kyle Area Senior Zone officer Adell Hurst, with scissors, and Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson are joined by local residents for the official re- dedication of the old Kyle City Hall. Hundreds celebrated the lease transfer of the facility from the city to the senior citizens' group. New and improved Kyle celebrates grand opening c F" Old City Hall BY C'IDY SLOVAK-BMTON csb@haysfreepress.com aUdible "oohs" and ahs" could be eard as Kyle area residents got the first look at the remodeling job on the old Kyle City Hall, with the grand opening on Saturday afternoon. Gone are the old kitchen and bathrooms on the north side of the building. The old white ceiling tiles and 1970s wood paneling has been taken down, and soaring rafters show off the old brick. It was a job well done, as most residents agreed. The $800,000 renovation brought the city hall back to its old glory. Officially, a special use transfer of the facil- ity from the city to the Kyle Area Senior Zone was signed. Officers of KASZ, including Adell Hurst who spearheaded the renovation, thanked the city. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson, Rep. Patrick Rose, Com- missioner Jeff Barton and other dignitar- ies mingled with the crowd. The historic City Hall has was first built in 1912, and was remod- eled the first time for the nation's Bicenten- nial in 1976. In recent years, the downstairs section of the building was the scene for coun- cil meetings, senior citi- zens' games and Meals on Wheels distribution. As the city staff grew to encompass the needs of growing Kyle, a new City Hall was built at the corner of Front and Center streets, on the site of the old BonTon Grocery Store. The old City Hall will be used primarily for KASZ, but the facility can also be rented by local resi- dents. PHOT0 BY :lUl gtA The spacious interior of the newly remodeled facility includes reopening the windows facing onto the City Hall Square Park. J PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON The original City Hall was constructed in 1912 and was remodeled for the nation's Bicentennial in 1976, before the current renovation. PHOTO BY SCAN CLAES The building fronts on to City Hall Square Park, which is getting a new landscaping treatment. PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Former Kyle City Manager Tom Mattis receives a plaque of appreciation from the KASZ for his work over the past eight years to get the old building remodeled. PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Kyle seniors (from left) Betty Mason, AI Metz, John Macuich and Del Bittenbender look through scrapbooks that chronicled the history of old Kyle City Hall. May 12, 2010 Page lC Reading the recycling codes I can't believe that spring is slipping away and summer is threatening to rage already. Last year was so hot and long and miserable. And they finally opened Five Mile Dam just last week and my lab, Ginger, and I are still vaguely pear-shaped from not being able to get out and run around for so long and I just want it to stay spring a little longer. But it's that time of year again and the city began impos- ing our mandatory water use regulations on May 1, so don't water between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. It's honestly a no-brainer and wastes money and natural resources and they shouldn't even have to tell us not to do it, but they do. Water is the new gold and every drop is valuable. I just wish it would rain. And on that conservation note, I came across some inter- esting info regarding those little numbers inside the recycle tri- angle embossed on the bottom of everything plastic (and if that triangle is not there, you are ad- vised to not buy it, even toys, as its content is unknown and quite possibly unsafe). Seems that even horrible, toxic, shelf-life-of- a-Twinkie products are stamped with that same "chasing arrows" recycle logo, actually, so those numbers are only codes indicat- ing the type and amount of resin they contain. Not their recycla- bility. Read on. I was mortified. Evidently there are seven code numbers with numbers one, two, four and five being relatively safe petroleum-based plastics. Ones and twos include most drink bottles, medicine containers, peanut butter jars, cleaning product containers and cereal box liners, among other things, and are sought after for post-consumer recycling. Fours and fives are bags and baggies, yogurt and margarine tubs, bottle caps and straws, etc. This code also includes some cloth- ing, furniture and carpeting, etc. The catch? Although they are technically "recyclable", they use more energy being recycled than producing fresh products. So, what's up with the other three codes? Scary stuff, I'm afraid. Threes are PVC used in plumbing, shower curtains, sid- ing, dashboards, jungle gyms, they're everywhere! And they release dioxins (some of the most toxic chemicals known to science) in manufacture and continue to pollute as they age. On a personally depressing note, evidently DEHA (linked to liver cancer), a chemical used in cling wrap, leaches into oily foods on contact, and I am absolutely addicted to the convenience of Saran Wrap. Sixes are the dreaded Styro- foam and we all know that this toxic stuffwill be around long af- ter human life has left the planet. I just figured it was those packing peanuts and take-out containers. But it's also in eating utensils, CD cases and insulation, among other things. These products poison animals that ingest them for food residues and are totally unbiodegradible. Its chemicals ooze into food most rapidly when heated so, for chrisakes, See ON CENTER, pg. 4C ,4EINTEC VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS NEW OFFICE IN BUDA! 1760 FM 967, BUDA, TEXAS