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+ L toe ree CLOSE TO HOME Specialized medical services industry is growing in the Kyle-Buda area. -PaoelD May 25, 2011 Page 1C PHOT0 BY MJtD I~IRLII~ The Kyle VF-W post's color guard, captained by Lou Nelson, gave a 21 -gun salute during the Kyle/Buda VFW annual Memonal Day ob- servance last year. Members of the color guard are Les Dwyer, David Llyle, David Wilson, Sylvester Bennett and Frank Rodriguez. STAFF REPORT Cotmty will pay tribute to veterans .this Memorial Day by hosting several ceremordes this weekend throughout the county, Hays County Veteran Services officer Jude Prather announced this week, KRE-BUDA The Kyie-Buda area will honor and recognize veterans at the VFW Memorial Day Ser- vice. The ceremony begins at l0 a.m. on May 30 at theVFW Post in Kyie. Events include a flag ceremony, a rifle salute and a reading oft_he names of local deceased veterans. The VFW Post is located at 103 S. Front Street in Kyte DRIPPING SPRINGS Dripping Springs remembers veterans with 7Ln Evening with our Star~" starting at 6 p.rm on Sunda , May 29 at John and Amy Doucefs home 2300 Gat- lin Creek Road. The free event will include a USO-styte sho~, dinner, dancing and entertain- menL Guests are encomaged to RSVP at 512-9234)436. Non-vet- eran volunteers are welcome. SAN MARCOS San Marcoswill host three ceremonies over the weekend. The first event, VFW Post 3413 Memorial Day Hag Ceremony, will begin at9 a.m. onMay 27 at Stonebmok Retirement Conununity located at 300 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos. American Legion Post 144 will honor veterans on Satur- day, May 28, with a Memorial Dayprogmm set to begin at 10 &l~ at th6 ~ M~ eem- e~mtel001 RR 12, San Marct~ to So]diem" Memo- rial DayProgman win begin at I0 a.m. Manda , May 30 at the Veteram Memodal in San Mar- cos at the comer of Hopkim Street and Riverside Dtiw San Marcos native Ray Hemandez will be the ~r of ceremo- nies which include a tradi- tional reading of the names of deceased war veterans, an appearance and speech from Mayor Daniel Guererm and music provided by St. John's Catholic Chutrh Evening (:hoe WIMmmtF/ Wirnbedey area residents can pay tribute to veterans at the Wanberley Memorial Day pmgram that begins at 10 a.m. May 30. The event will take place at Veterans Memorial Ha- za at EmilyAnn Theatre located at 1101RR 2325,Wnnberley. The Hays County Veteran Sorvices Otfice is available to help veterans and ~eir depen- dents receive the various ser- vices they are entitled to. These services include help with com- pleting forms for assismn n =mg paperwork and medais, and ttansporta- tionto theVAHospitalin San Antonio. For more information about veteran in Hays Coun~ contact theVeteran Services Office at 512392.8387, Veteran Services Off~er jude. pm~~us or as- sistant VSO Agripina Lopez at agripina.lo U nl01~ Sarah Reeves of Martindale (center) displays her award winning pho- tograph that earned her the Congressional Art Competition Award, pr0a nt l to her by U.8. Rop. Lloyd D000 u h's mother, Carol Reeves is on the left. STAFF REPORT and look forward to visitors all over the country having the A Lehman High School student opportunity to view what this has been honored with the COn- talented young woman has cap- gressional Art Competition Award tured on film." for a photograph of her grandfa- Reeves, who will attend the thefs rusty antique truck. Art Institute in Austin this fall to Sarah Reeves of Mar~dale, daughter ofhy and Carol Reeves, was presented the award by U.S. Pep. Lloyd Doggett at a ceremony last week. Reeve's senior concen- ~tion portfolio, "Rural America" depicts images from her life growing up in Central Texas. "There's something comfort- ing and purely Texas about Sarah's photo of her , 'andfather's old Ford pickup truck," said Rep. Doggett. "I appreciate that she ~6~J an opportunity to share such a special piece of her life, pursue photograph, will receive two free plane tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend an awards ceremony on June 22. Her photograph wiU hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year. Her art teacher at Lehman is Debm Hynn. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competi- tion to recognize and encour- age artistic talent in the nation. Since it b~ in 196~j Ill0I~ fflilil 650,000 high school students have participated. ooking for some free, l .educational, and fun l~aactivities for your children this summer? Look no further than the Buda Public Library. Join the summer read- ing club - a club with a twist. Participants read anything, anywhere, library. We will celebrate anytime. The only re-.e~ their reading successes quirement: keep track~,! :at award ceremonies in either the titles read of' ~ August. the time spent reading.'" ~ In addition ~o the The Buda Public Library reading clubs, the Buda offers two reading clubs Public Library' also offers - the Texas Reading Club programs for itudents and Texas Teen Reads. -throughout June and This year's Texas Read- July. Students ~n look ing Club theme is "Dig forward to ege appro- Up a Good Book" and the prime activities such as Texas Teen Reads theme painting, icrapbooking, is "Going Global, Staying puppet shows, explor- 'Connected." ing fossils, dinosaurs and The goals of the read- many more. Go to www. ing clubs are to encour- to see our age the children and faro- summer brochure and to ilies of Texas to read for sign up for activities. pleasure, to help children The Friends of the maintain and improve Buda Library will give their reading skills and ~,~a free =Dig Up A Good to encourage them to be-~ook t-shirt to all par- come lifelong readers and ticipants. Join the Friends library users. Participants by sending an email to in the reading club keep budalibraryfriends@ track of their reading on reading logs provided by the library. Members Martha Sanders is the earn prizes by completing childrens' librarian at the and returning logs to the Buda Library. Sthchools will soon dose eir doors for the sum- mer months and our Buda Library wia be opening their doors for lots ofstanmer fun activities for the children. The summer Kick Off and Reading Club CeJebmtion will be Thursday, May 26, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Buda City Park There will be free cratts, fun ~e~meS and refreshments. The e for the summer program this year is"Dig Up a Good Book." Check out all that the library can offer for the summer. It is time to sign up for the annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tour- nament sponsored by the Onion Senior Citizens Checkin will start at 2 p.n~ on Sunday, June 26 and playbegins at 2"2,0 p.n~ at the senior center in Bud& Regis- ~adon is $30 donatiorL Contact Richard Harlowat 512-626-4038 or Judy Deats at 512-268-9440 for an application. Anniversarywishes go out to Craig and Megan Odell who were married one year ago on May 22. Also anniversary wishes for 52 years of marriage for Tom and Beverly Tnmick on May 27; No- land and Deanie Kunkel onMay 30; and the Ramages, Sandra and Lamont on May31. Congratula- tions to alL BITS Birthday wishes go out to Matthew Owens on May 27; Shirley LeHeur and AI Metz on May 28; Julie Dees, 14 year-old Lauren Fowler and her morn, April Harris and four-year-old Tee Verver on May 30; Mary Giberson, Louis Malatek and Hays Free Press colmnnist Chnt Youts on May 31; Pare Carolan celebrates her birthday on the first day of June. Graduation was held last Thursday at Hays Hills Bap- tist Church for children in the Mother's Day Out program. Three classes of five year olds worn black caps and gowns and received their "diploma" - now watch out world, it is on to kindergarten. This will be a busy week- end coming up with area high school graduations and Memo- rial Day holiday. Be safe and enjoy. I "I[ & Tell, the world did not come to ~[ / ~ I an end. At least Uhland is still intact.What did come to an end was a successful Classic Car Show and Bar-B-Que at St. John Lutheran Church on Saturday. Even tho' the "guys" had to move the pits across the street under one of Gordon's sheds, {happened last year also) to get out of the rain, someone said, "Maybe we should have bar-b- que every month." The bar-b-que was delicious, as was the rest of the meal. As always, the "girls" worked right along with the "guys," cooking~ servin~ taldng care of booths, etc. The silent auction was very successful. Thanks to the organizers, donors, and of course, the bidders. The raffled bar-b- que pit was won by George Lyons Jr. The Car Show was well attended, de- spite the tier. eatening skies. There were 18 cars registered at the open car show. "Thank you" to the Gearhead Car Club for their participation. They donated two trophies for the event. The Gear- heads chose Vicld Schawe's 1957 Briggs- Swat-ton Putt-Putt car as their choice for the "People's Choice" award. There was a three-way tie for the People's and Best of ShowAward that ev- eryone voted for. The car numbers were placed in a jar, and were drawn. W'm- hers of the "Best of Show" award went to William llse for his 1956 Chevrolet 2-deor hardtop andTommy O'delrs 1969 Plymouth GTX. "People's Choice" award was won byJohn Larkin on his 1956 Ford F100. Thanks to all who partidpated. R was good to see so many friends from various neighboring communities and churches, including our own J/m and CindyAlexander who are always there when they can be. Jim is still recovering from a motorcycle accident and is able to walk with the help of a crutch. They are readers of this column attached to the wall this past weekend. More will be added, if you have not been contacted or have not had time to complete your entry, there is still time. For more information call 398-3800 or 398-4748. All military personnel, who have served or are serving are welcome to participate. Coming by to see Raymond and Myrtle Heideman on Saturday were Adelene Wisian and bet brother Clar- (Thanks) and keep up with us!ence Heideman of San Marcos. The Honor andMemory wall of our Hope all have a safe Memorial Day military is progressing. Forty- six pic- weekend. Be sure and fly your flag and tures have been put in frames and were say a prayer or two for all our military. + //ili