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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press September 1,2010 FLEMING Patrick Lowell Fleming, 70, of Kyle died Sunday, August 29, 2010. He is survived by wife Rosa- lee. Services will be private. LEWIS Luz Ortega Lewis, 51, of Buda passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Luz was born in Georgetown to Trinidad and Nazaria Ortega. Luz was raised in Florence and graduated from Florence High School in 1978 where she was honored to be the Salutatorian for her class. Luz fell in love and married Daniel L. Lewis and they were blessed with two sons, Danny and Tony Lewis. Luz and Daniel were married for 31 beautiful and blessed years. They have lived in Buda since 1985. Visitation and Rosary was held at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle on Sunday, August 29. Church service was held at Santa Cruz Catholic in Buda on Monday, August 30, followed by graveside service at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. ROCHA Alfonso Rocha, 37, of Kyle died Friday, August 27, 2010. He was a truck driver, aspiring to be a diesel mechanic. He is survived by wife, Nora Rocha, and five children, ianeth Rocha, Alfonso Rocha, Jr., Mela- nie Rocha, Alexis Rocha and Damaris Rocha; parents, Alfonso Rocha and Maria del Carmen Rocha. Services were held Tuesday, August 31 at Peel and Son Fu- neral Home in Austin with burial at Assumption Cemetery. TOBEY John Edward "Santa" Tobey, 67, of Driftwood suddenly passed away on Monday August 16, 2010. Wife, Betsy, two sons, Matthew and Scott and two sisters, Joanne Tobey Donn and Sue Tobey White, along with many other relatives, survive him. Born in 1943, Johnny served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War and he retired from Southwestern Bell Tele- phone Company in Houston in 1991. With his snow-white hair and beard, blue eyes, red cheeks and "appropriate" physique, Johnny was perhaps best known and loved as "Santa Claus" and he served in that capacity in the Baybrook and Galleria Malls in Houston for many years. He en- joyed life to the fullest, particu- larly when he and his wife lived on Tiki Island, TX. There, he was a charter member of the Tiki Is- land Chapel, a volunteer fireman and the Emergency Management Coordinator, a job' at which he excelled to such a degree that all hurricanes during his watch landed elsewhere. He was also a gourmet chef (he won several cooking awards), an excellent wine maker (and an even better wine drinker), a sailor, a fisher- man, and a stained glass artist. As you drive through Tiki, you can see many of the glass windows he created, particularly a very large one for the Tiki Island Chapel. For the past four years, Johnny and his wife have enjoyed being caretakers on a ranch in Drift- wood. The horses and dogs will miss him as much as us. He was a gentle, kind man who made all laugh with his unique sense of humor. Memorial services were held Saturday, August 28th at the Harrell Funeral Home in Aus- tin with a celebration of his life reception afterwards at Lake and Creek Horse Ranch in Drifiwood. Memorial contributions can be made to The Tiki Island Chapel, 835 Tiki Drive, Tiki Island, TX 77554. STAFF REPORT Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Phlllip J. Ford will be the keynote speaker at a Sept. 11 memorial luncheon hosted by CTMC Hospice Care on Thursday, Sept. 9 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. Doors for the luncheon will open at 11:30 a.m. Before his retirement in July 2000, Ford served as Deputy Commander in Chief of the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. During that time, Ford was responsible for all U.S. Air Force and Navy strategic nuclear forces supporting the national security objec- tive of strategic deterrence. In March 2001, Ford was appointed General Manager and CEO of the Brazos River Authority. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Ford received a bachelor's degree in business administra- tion from Arlington State University in 1965. He went on to receive a master's de- gree from Troy State University in 1978. FORD His flying as- signments include line, instructor, and standardization and evaluation positions in bomber and reconnaissance units. The general is a command pilot with more than 4,200 flying hours. Throughout his military career, Ford has been honored with nine major awards including the Defense Distin- guished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Aerial Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster. Lunch will be catered and is available for an $8 donation. Proceeds will benefit CTMC Hospice Care. Please RSVP by calling public relations coordinator Lisa Adams at 512-754-6159 or email Lisa. Adams@ahss.org. Odds & Ends Continued from pg. 1C There has also been a change in the Women's Guild of St. John Lutheran Church of Uhland meeting date for September. They will meet on Sept. 11 for lunch at the rec center. Bring a favorite cov- ered dish and join the mem- bers for last minute plans for the Harvest Festival. The Men's Fellowship meets at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast and a few jobs on the same day (September 11). Opa and Oma enjoyed a visit with Raney and Cooper Moore this past week. They are busy building a place for their pigs on the farm and they took a break while the adults got more lumber and supplies. Good luck boys and parents in your venture. Happy birthday to Hulda Wisian on Sept. 2, Ellie Schawe on Sept. 5 and leanie Collier on Sept. 9. Hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor DayI On Continued from pg. 1C On Sunday, take a short drive out Stagecoach Road and explore the historic Claiborne Log House. The gate will be open from 2-5 p.m. and knowledgeable folks will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions. The first holiday of the school year is this Monday, September 6, so now that you've finally got your kid- dos used to getting up be- fore dawn, you can let them sleep in and have a no-labor day. John Thames Excavating, Ltd. The Free Press' monthly magazine, All Around Hays, is hitting the stands today and this issue is one that you won't want to miss. It seemed to morph into a bit of a conglomeration of lists, opinions and adventures from wildly varying sources and view points. Our new editor, however, wrangled the information and we put together a kind of loosely based survival guide with tales from the edge and even a layout of the Texas State Fair fairgrounds touting this year's theme "Super ~zeaq~un "w~fcti Ozahgs Ih fried festivities from Sept. 24 through Oct. 17. Copies of AlI Around Hays are also available at local restaurants and businesses so pick one up and enjoy the fun. The awards program for Buda Library's summer reading club, this year called "Catch the Reading Express," was held Aug. 12 with an auditorium full of children and their families. Over 300 readers completed the program and received certificates for their partici- pation. Children from ages 2 through 7th grade read 14,661 tides and logged in over 5,700 hours reading time. Top reader was twelve- year-old Febe Martinez, who chugged through an impressive 17,000 minutes. Additionally, 18 local teens from middle and high school enjoyed an awards ceremony CHECK IT OUT on August 13, followed by an evening of games. This sum- mer, the group read double the number of books that were tracked in 2009. From the youngest to the oldest, these youngsters will be bet- ter prepared for the upcom- ing school year than their non-reading peers. Numerous local businesses furnished an array of prizes including $25 to $50 store certificates and meal coupons. Wells Fargo Bank's two mega- large ponies were coveted by the younger set. Two families received parties for up to 30 kids at the Capital of Texas Zoo. And in keeping with this year's theme, the Friends of the Library provided tickets for 10 riders on a special Austin steam train, Thomas the Tank Engine, based on the popular childhood book.The library is fortunate to have so many supporters who value the continuing education of our children. To learn more about the Buda Library call 295-5899 or check out www.buda.lib.tx.us. awareness STAFF REPORT no event would be complete without stellar live music and The Rainwater Revival to- the Rainwater Revival ~11 not day announced the speaker disappoint. The music of The and live music line-up for this Detailers, a favorite Austin outdoor festival created to cel- band with a loyal following, ebrate the timeless conserva- celebrates the legacies of Buck tion practice of rainwater col- Owens, George Jones, Roy Or- lection, bison, Elvis Presley, Charlie Professionals and enthusi- Rich, and the Beatles, while asts will converge in Dripping still being on the edge of to- Springs, Texas on Saturday, day's countrymusic. Oct. 9 to learn from rainwater Bob Livingston's Cowboys harvesting experts Alan Ross- & Indians are a truly tmique hag, Billy Kniffen, Chris Max- collective of local musicians, well-Gaines, ChuckLemmond, using indigenous instruments, Marianne Simmons, Richard mixed themes, influences, He'michen, Kasey Mock and rhyttuns, instrumentation, Bryan Davis. The day will also and insights from both East have a muskal flair with live and West. With songs and yo- performances by The Derail- dels from Texas, and ragas and ers, Bob Liviagston's Cowboys chants from India, Cowboys & & Indians ard kid favorite Joe Indians are pioneers of"coun- McDermott Admission totry 'n eastern music." And the the Rainwater Revival is free. kids will be rocking to the beat The event will take place on when Parents' Choice Award the grounds of Roger Hanks winner, singer/songwriter, Park in Ddppin_g Springs and and "maestro of the imagina- promises something for every tion" Joe McDermott takes the level of rainwater harvesting stage. knowledge, from the rainwa- ter curious to ardent rainwater MORE ABOUT THE enthusiasts. RAINWATER REVIVAL "We could not be more pleased with our roster of A brainstorm of the Hays speakers, many of whom are County Water Conservation not only rainwater pioneers, Working Group, the Rainwater but also conservation celebri- Revival supports the mission ties who have been covered to spread the good word on from local media to the New rainwater harvesting and wa- YorkTimesandevenGourrnet," ter conservation, the impor- said Hays County Pct. 4 Com- tance of which grows with our missioner Karen Ford, who has ever increasing population. spearheaded the event. In addition to a roster of Rainwater Revival fesfivi- speakers providing an expe- ties are scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 rienced cross-section of rain- Fro. Saturday; Oct. 9. The of- water collection knowledge, ficial schedule of speakers and and a stellar musical line-up, musical performances will the Rainwater Revival will fea- be posted before the event at tttre food booths, shopping www.RainwaterRevival.com, kids' crafts, and a collection With Dripping Springs just of 55-gallon recycled rain bar- a stone's skip from the "Live rels transformed into works of Music Capital of the Wodd" art by local artists. The barrels be displayed around Hays County during the weeks lead- ing up to the Rainwater Revival and then auctioned off at the event For the most up-to-date in- formation on the Rainwater Revival, visit the event's official website at www.RalnwaterRe- vival.com or follow the event at www.facebook.com/rain- waterrevival. In Memory of Lorene Bledsoe Walser Sept. 3, 1917 - Se~t. 1, 200~ Thank you Kyle and Uhland for giving Mom so much happiness for nearly 50 years. Special thanks to Immanuel Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Garden Club, Senior Citizen Group, "42" players and many friends. "Forever missed by her Family" Station & FLOWERS & MORE 122 Main Street * Downtown Buda 468-4451 Open Everyday 295-6008 Thyme ( ARI)EN CEN i t!R R, (On the mrker Rd.) COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL General Excavation * Brush Removal Roads & Site Work * Driveways Lot Clearing & Leveling Septic System Installation Building Pads Subdivision * Custom Hauling: Dirt, Rock, Granite, etc. 512~12-1011 Buda Chamber of Commerce Proud Member of the A.G.C. Member of the Better Business Bureau Serving Central Texas since 1989 ill iliHllllllm~i] li~[~ II i[Ilill :", li liil(I II[|llll[lll Ill[, 1: [ [ill[l[llillllllllglllllll/lllll fllilll$ llMIllll /m