Page 4, Thursday, September 18, 2003 News for Southern Colorado County, Texas — The Eagle Lake Headlight
Chester William Hudson February 23,1917 - September 11,2003
Funeral services were held for neral Home in Columbus. Rev. Floyd Full Gospel Church where he was eryone had television, Chester would Chester's greatest pride and joy was
Chester William Hudson on Sunday, Snyder conducted the services. Inter- faithfully attended services three times spend hours reading Zane Grey west- his family. He bragged on Billy Jean's
September 14, 2003 at Henneke Fu- ment was in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock weekly during the latter part of his life. erns to his oldest children. He could cooking and any accomplishment of
He also enjoyed the lunches at the quote entire passages from Shake- his children, grandchildren or great
monthly Ladies' Fellowship Meetings, speare and other favorite poems. grandchildren. He kept up with their
the church Thanksgiving Luncheon, Once on vacation, he spontaneously sports team scores and scanned the lo-
the Christmas programs, the all-day entertained tourists by quoting the cal paper in search of their names on
%\t Custom Jtlgflffi Easter celebrations, camp meetings, re- "Gettysburg Address" on the spot of the honor roll lists. He actually embar-
vivals and gospel singings. He did not its origin as family members slowly rassed his own children by bragging on
Since 1981 want to miss anything. He read his faded away. them profusely to friends and acquain-
Bible through from cover to cover sev- As he aged and was unable to con- tances.
Picture Framing Coleen Zimmerhanzel
eral times and enjoyed singing the old tinue gardening, he enjoyed television As a "Daddy" and "Grandpa" he
Wallpaper Interior Designer hymns. more. Some of his favorite programs was loved and admired and will be
Window Coverings & Consultant As a youth and young man, Chester included "Jeopardy" and the "Wheel greatly missed.
808 Front Street • Columbus, TX 78934 looked forward to traveling with his of Fortune" where he tried to come up Granddaughters, Kathy Altieri,
979-732-5254 • 800-730-5254 father and brothers to California to help with the answers before the contes- Debbie Harris and Ann Marie Lowther,
Store hours: Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. harvest the fruit crops and to Idaho to tants. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed sang, "The Nail Scarred Hand" and
harvest potatoes. He continued to en- watching professional wrestling and daughters, granddaughters and a great
joy traveling and seeing new and his- Oilers', Cowboys', Texans', Rockets' granddaughter sang "What A Day"
toric sites. and Comets' games. Once, following during the service.
Happy 3rd Island.
Chester William Hudson was born
He loved gardening and impressed
many with his delicious, gigantic to-
matoes, which might weigh three to
a heart attack, his doctor ordered him
to avoid watching future Oilers' games.
He liked to dress up with sheets and
Great grandson, Matthew Harris,
read a brief summary of Mr. Hudson's
life. At the graveside, George Riley and
on February 23, 1917 in Rock Island, four pounds each. Chester and Billy costumes to scare his children and Amanda Querner sang "Because He
Birthday where he lived most of his life. His par-
ents were James William Hudson and
Cora Estelle (Smith) Hudson. He
Jean raised huge gardens yielding
abundant crops of peas, beans, cucum-
bers, squash, peppers and other veg-
grandchildren, especially on Hallow-
een. This "trait" has been inherited by
his grandson, Gregory.
Lives" and granddaughter, Amanda
Thompson, sang "Beulah Land". Great
grandson, Brian Harris, played taps.
passed from this life on Thursday, Sep- etables, which they generously shared
Clarissa tember 11, 2003 at the age of 86 years
and six months.
Chester was preceded in death by
with others. He sometimes saved one
long row in which he planted flowers
for his daughters. Challenge Continued from Page 3
Belen his parents; his sisters, Mattie Rutta,
Beulah Irwin and Evelyn Gray; broth-
ers, Ernest, Earl and Lester Hudson;
He served briefly in the US Army.
He worked many years as a bookkeeper
for Fox Rig and Lumber Company in
der belts, when used properly, reduce
the risk of fatal injury to front-seat pas-
senger car occupants by 45% and the
costs to society annually. The cost of
unbuckled drivers and passengers goes
far beyond those killed and the loss to
and two sons, James Winnie Hudson Rock Island during the years when oil
and Bobby Ray Hudson. and gas well drilling was flourishing risk of moderate to critical injury by their families. We all pay-in higher
Sept. 18, 2003 50%. For light truck occupants, safety taxes and higher health care and insur-
Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife in the county. In addition, he worked
of 62 years, Billy Jean (Burger) Hud- for Wilrodt Lumber Company in Co- belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by ance costs.
We Love You, Mami, Papi & Sister son; his daughters and sons-in-law: lumbus, Cash Way in Rosenberg, Hud- 60% and moderate-to-critical injury by Child safety/booster seats help
Peggy and Earl Pitchford and Sue and son Hardware in Eagle Lake and as a 65%. •In 2001, there were 497 passenger
Butch Meyer of Columbus, and Judy janitor at the Rock Island School be- •Safety belts should always be vehicle occupant fatalities among chil-
worn, even when riding in vehicles dren under five years of age in the U.S.
CLEARANCE SALE! and Bobby Hopkins and Nancy and Pat
Bownds of Rock Island; sons and dau-
ghters-in-law: Randy and Rochelle
fore retiring. His grandchildren thought
he must be the only person alive who
could measure wood in "board feet".
equipped with air bags. Air bags are
designed to work with safety belts, not
by themselves. Air bags, by them-
Of these 497 child fatalities, 242 chil-
dren.(49%) were unrestrained.
•Research on the effectiveness of
Hudson of Houston, and Joe and San- Chester and Billy Jean raised chick-
Twins From dra Hudson of Liverpool, Texas. His
19 surviving grandchildren include:
ens by the hundreds. One to two hun- selves, have a fatality-reducing effec-
tiveness of only 12%.
child safety seats has found them to re-
duce fatal injury for infants (less than
dred tiny chicks would arrive at the
Kathy Altieri, Gregory Pitchford and
Ann Marie Lowther of Columbus;
Debbie Harris, Robin Reynolds,
post office at a time. Chester built pens
to protect them. They were fed and
cared for until the dreaded day arrived
•Safety belt use saves society an
estimated $50 billion annually in medi-
cal care, lost productivity and other
one year old) by 71% and toddlers (1-
4 years old) by 54% in passenger cars.
For infants and toddlers in light trucks,
10%-50% OFF! Amanda Thompson, Bobbie Lynn when the ax was brought out, the wa- injury related costs. the reductions are 58 and 59%, respec-
(Sold in Sets Only) •Conversely, safety belt non use tively.
Gustus, Dusty Jackson and Kevin Jack- ter was boiling, and the day long butch-
Smooth Top Firm Pillowtop son of Rock Island; Clint Hudson of ering would commence. Wet chicken results in significant economic costs to
society. The needless deaths and inju-
Please remember to buckle up...
Eagle Lake; Tiffany Briseno, Joshua feathers really stink! Yet, everyone re-
ries from safety belt non use result in
$59 $79 $99 Legget, Joe David Hudson and Jacob
Hudson of Liverpool, Shellie Bubela
ally looked forward to the Sunday
lunch of fried chicken, mashed pota- an estimated $26 billion in economic
Eagle Lake Mayor
Twin Ea. Pc. Twin Ea. Pc. Twin Ea. Pc. and David, Devin, Misty and April toes, gravy and fresh vegetables from
Full Ea. Pc $79 FullEa.Pc $99 Full Ea. Pc $119 Hudson of Hallettsville. the garden.
$189 Queen Set
$249 King Set
$249 Queen Set
$299 King Set
There are also 26 great grandchil-
dren, numerous nieces, nephews,
friends and one special friend, Sam
As a young man, Chester ordered a
Charles Atlas Course and began to
work hard at building his muscles. You
should have seen him in his younger
Ask! Don't assume! By Candy McCreairy, Contributing Writer
SS MATTRESS 4 LESS
•*-«*• Rosenberg • 1801 Ave. H
Pallbearers were Jimmy Hudson,
Calvin Harris, Rodney Gustus, Gre-
years. Why, we had our own "Arnold"!
Chester loved ice cream and en-
When I took my break from writ-
ing City Council news this summer, ev-
agenda. He had asked to be on next
agenda. Someone had asked him why
281-238-LESS (5377) gory Pitchford, Kevin Jackson and joyed eating. He spent years searching erything was quiet and meetings were that afternoon. How did that person
VISA Dusty Jackson.
(Corner of Hwys. 36 & 90 Across from Chevron. Park in rear.) for just the right recipe for barbeque low keyed... just routine business and find out so quickly? (Stephen... it's be-
OPEN: M-F, 10-7; Sat., 10-6; CLOSED SUNDAY Honorary pallbearers were Earl sauce and sop. It have him great plea- nothing really exciting. cause you live in a small town!)
Pitchford, Butch Meyer, Bobby Hop- sure to cook for others and to teach his Tuesday night, when I went back, I Sidney Strass said he would like
kins, Pat Bownds, Brandon Thompson, children and grandchildren his secrets felt I missed something somewhere Council to look at the bond dollars and
Rob Lowther, Jay Altieri and Mike for a successful meal. along the line. A lot of people were in consider spending some of it across the
JOHN B. MYRES, D.D.S. Reynolds. His father had been a teacher in a the audience and most had something street to help to the downtown busi-
^ieWs On ® 234-3525
Located on 90-A
Chester Hudson attended Rock Is-
land Baptist Church as a youth and later
one-room school and Chester pos-
sessed a beautiful penmanship and re-
to say! It was great to see everyone out
and to see people getting involved!
nesses. Main Street, Chamber of Com-
merce and other organizations can't do
at Laughlin Road became a member of the Rock Island tained a love for reading. Before ev-
Cental Healtti Eagle Lake
Let's keep it that way!
I can't even begin to put down all
the things that went on in Council at
it by themselves. They need help from
Fair Wells thanked the Council for
this meeting, so I'm just going to give preparing to pass the moratorium on
DENTURES AND "CAFE CORONARY' you the highlights. the construction of off-premises signs.
Too many denture-wearers resist and making speech impossible. It ap- Cherry Corman commended the She also said she didn't feel as if any
seeing the dentist for regular checkups. pears as if a heart attack is in progress. City Works Department for fixing her money should be spent to repair City
Their fallacious thinking is that once their There are procedures to help main-
water leak so quickly. We all know Hall. She would like to see the City use
teeth were lost and they were fitted for tain a denture's proper fit. For example,
Cherry, so it was no surprise when she an old building on the square. Tear
dentures, they were through with the loose fitting dentures can often be re-
dental office. Not so! Since the gum pads lined to increase snugness or be re- By Dr. Eric Tepper, Podiatrist also said she now would like the other down City Hall and put a park in its
that support the dentures change with made. In many cases, implants can be part of her street fixed. place. She asked Council to give it
time, routine care is necessary to insure used to secure replacement teeth to the ARTHRITIC FEET Mary Ann Kaluza delivered, invita- some thought before spending all the
a proper fit. Improperly fitting dentures jawbone. Age is not a factor in consider- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two diseases that can cause debilitating tions to all Council members to attend money repairing something no one
can cause problems. ing implants. Health and amount of re- joint pain and hinder daily activities. The foot, with 26 bones and 33 joints, is a common Eagle Lake Preservation Alliance's wants.
Loose-fitting dentures have been a maining jaw bone are. site for arthritis. The most common kind of arthritis, osteoarthritis, involves the wearing dedication of an historic plaque at the Evangeline Whorton gave a presen-
main contributing factor in cases of "cafe Presented as a public service to pro- away of the cartilage that lines joints. Bone rubs against bone, leading to pain, stiffness, police station September 20 at 11 a.m. tation on " Everything You Always
coronary", a life-threatening situation in mote better dental health. From the of- inflammation, and loss of mobility. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory con- Denice Janow asked if there was a Wanted To Know About Billboards".
which improperly chewed food becomes fice oifJOHN B. MYRES, D.D.S., 700 S. dition where the immune system attacks bone and cartilage. Joints can become perma- way for people to find out exactly how She made a plea to Council to enact a
stuck in the throat, cutting off the airway McCarty, Eagle Lake, 234-3525. nently damaged without proper treatment. Surgical treatment options for arthritic joints the bond money would be spent. Billboard Ordinance for Eagle Lake in
include arthroscopy (cartilage/bone removal), resection arthroplasty (creation of false Vic Corman said he did not like the light of a movement by outdoor adver-
Affordable Dental Care for the Whole Family joint with scar tissue), osteotomy (bone reshaping and fragment removal), arthrodesis proposed changes to City Hall. tising company, JGi.
'Gentle Family Dentistry 'Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available (joint fusion), and joint replacement (implants). Steven Meinecke pointed out to She said she was saddened to see
»AII Phases of General Dentistry including Cosmetic Your feet deserve to be pain-free. Have an evaluation if you think your feet are Council they are required by law to say the monopole outdoor advertising sign
'Extractions 'Wisdom Teeth, Root Canals, Crowns, Bridges, either causing pain and discomfort or if they are trying to tell you there is a problem the pledge to the Texas flag anytime installed on FM 3013 at Hwy. 90A on
Dentures & Partials and Orthodontics somewhere else in your body. Either way, a podiatrist's diagnosis can be instrumental in they say the pledge to the United States property formerly owned by her father.
relief of symptoms and eventual recovery. We offer foot care for the family for a full flag. He just wanted them to know. (In her letter to the City requesting
'Insurance & New Patients Welcome range of foot concerns. Located at Rice Medical Center, call 234-5571 for an appoint- Meinecke asked when it becomes to be on the agenda, Whorton noted that
Open 8-5, Monday through Friday; Saturday: 8-2 ment. Office hours are on Tuesdays. public record when someone has made JGi had visited City Manager Ron Hol-
MasterCard and Visa Accepted After Hours Call: 979-733-9949 P.S. Forty million Americans have some type of arthritis. arrangements to be on the Council land many weeks ago to see if Eagle
Lake had a billboard ordinance, which
signaled their intentions. To her knowl-
Schindler LPG, Inc. Attend the Church of Your Choice...
EQUIPPERS OUTREACH FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL: 200 N. College, SHERIDAN FIRST BAPTIST: FM 2437; Rev. Mack Helms, Pastor; 234-3136.
edge, no notice of that inquiry was giv-
en to City Council).
Billboards are licensed to outdoor
Weimar, Texas 78962; 979-725-8233; Pastor Jerry Adkins. WHITE CLOUD BAPTIST CHURCH: 202 Old Altair Road, Eagle Lake: Rev. Obie
EAGLE LAKE DIRT WORKS GREATER RISING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH: 580 Old Altair Road, Eagle Lake; Rhodes, Pastor; 234-3800.
advertising companies and only the
(See Council, Page 7)
234-3314 Eagle Lake Rev. Truman Scott Sr., Pastor; 234-2423 or 758-3745. CHURCH OF CHRIST: Sheridan.
GREATER UNION BAPTIST CHURCH: Matthews Community; Co. Rd. 141; Rev. NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP: Hwy. 90A, Sheridan; Del Sanford, Pastor; 234-3276.
THE FIRST)? , Lawrence C. Robertson, Pastor; 234-2581.
MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Hwy. 90-A (Pecan Valley),
CHRIST OUR REDEEMER-Charismatic: Jerry C. McKinney, Pastor; 979-478-7534
or 478-6512. Bible Verse
/ j&ank Eagle Lake; Rev. Paul Barrow Sr., Pastor; 234-5813. HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH: East Bernard.
Member F.D.I.C. Bank of Friendly Service Eagle Lake
LIVING HOPE CHURCH: Eagle Lake; Revs. Joe and Mercy Ring; 234-5536.
BEREA CLADIC: 623 Maple Avenue, Eagle Lake; 234-2130.
CATHOLIC PARISH OF THE NATIVITY: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary:
308 N. Stevenson, Eagle Lake; 7 a.m. (Espanol), 9 a.m.. 11 a.m., Rev. Eddie Winkler; of the Week
ROCK ISLAND FULL GOSPEL: P.O. Box 232, Rock Island; 234-5840. P.O. Box 307; 234-2842. "Take heed that no man deceive
LATIN-AMERICAN ASSEMBLY OF GOD (Bethlehem of Judea Church): 1000 ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH: Box 97, Nada; Rev. Josep'n Koebel, Pastor; 758- you. " — Matthew 24:4
Lissie Flying Service East E, Eagle Lake; Ruth Olvera, Pastor.
SEALY ASSEMBLY OF GOD: 1140 Meyer, Sealy; Warren Richardson, Pastor.
GRACE LUTHERAN: 408 N. Stevenson, Eagle Lake; Services, begin at 10 a.m.; Rev.
Submitted by Neddy Phillips
Farmer to Farmer Agriculture Flying THE DAY OF PENTECOST APOSTOLISTIC REVIVAL RISING STAR: FM Clements Richard, Pastor; 234-3381.
102 South, Matthews; 4 p.m. (at Mt. Zion), Rev. R.L. Carter Sr. LEHRER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST: Garwood;9 a.m. worship.
Lissie, Texas 234-2482 GREATER NEW FAITH CHURCH: 6406 Guyler, Wallis; Rev. Clay Spears, Pas- LISSIE UNITED METHODIST: Bill Ramsey, Pastor; 234-2112, Lissie. ALL AROUND
tor; 979-478-2169. ROCK ISLAND METHODIST: Ken Seller Jr. Lay-Pastor.
Attend the Church EAST BERNARD FIRST BAPTIST
FIRST BAPTIST: 527 N. Lake, Eagle Lake; Rev. Chris Thacker, Pastor; 234-2571.
UNITED METHODIST: 200 W. Prairie; Sunday School 9:?.0 a.m., Worship, 10:45
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST: 405 S. Lake, Eagle Lake; 234-5795. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN: 106 E. State Street, Eagle Lake; 234-3368. 2551 Hwy. 36 North • Sealy
of Your Choice IGLESIA BAUTISTIA GETSEMANI: 901 B Street, Eagle Lake; Rev. Mario
VINE OF THE LORD: 1300 E. State Street, Eagle Lake; Rev. Paul Aguilar, Pastor;
Everyone is WELCOME
GREATER MT. OLIVE BAPTIST: Rev. Thomas Kuykendall; 705 Lake, Eagle Lake; FRIENDSHIP A:G: 501 Wallace, East Bernard; Fred Chamters, Pastor. A come as you are Church.
234-3545. THE CHURCH OF CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: 600 W. St.. Sealy; Marshall Sunday 10 a.m.; Bible Study,
WRIGHT GROVE BAPTIST: Rev. T.J. Cunningham Jr.; Altair. Crosby, Branch Pres.
6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.
PROVIDENCE BAPTIST: 1207 Seaholm, Eagle Lake; Rev. Coby Shorter Jr., 234-3T35. CHURCH OF CHRIST: 815 Milam, Columbus; Lynn Wilson, Minister.
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 306 E. Stockbridge, Eagle Lake, 234-3437. THE SHEPHERD'S WAY: Interdenomination Christian Fellowship; 1225 Eagle Lake Pastor: Sonny Rice
220 E. Main "Your Hometown Newspaper" 234-5521 ROCK ISLAND BAPTIST: Bob Allison, Pastor. Road, Sealy, Frank Lucas, Pastor; 979-885-1225. 979-885-2799