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HaysFreePress.com Twins share history win sistersW'mnie Harper Moyer and Minnie Harper of Buda are the subjects for the latest oral history by the Hays County Histori- cal Commission. The free video will be shown Friday, June 4, at 6 p.m., at the Driftwood Community Center, located on FM 150, behind the Driftwood Methodist Church. The twins are descended from one of the oldest families in Hays County. They grew up in the An- tioch Colony, just west of Buda, which was formed as one of the first black com- munities in Hays County. In the early days of their life, the girls worked with their brothers and sisters in helping their father, George Harper, who farmed cot- ton, cane and vegetables. Today, Winnie and Min- nie continue to live in Buda and are very active in this community. See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Local vets remembered DDS & fis I sit here trying to gure out how to tart this column, I was thinking who from our many service men and women lost fight- ing for our country in the wars were from the Uhland community? I can think of only one, Clar- ence Schwartzberg. Harry Scheel was born and raised in the community but lived in Houston at that time. They both served inWWII and were laid to rest in the Uhland Live Oak Cemetery. Harry was later moved to Houston where the family still lives. I hope as we were celebrating Memorial Day, we all prayed for their eter- nal rest to be peaceful and their families know we care and are thankful for their service. St. John Lutheran Church observed Holy Trinity Sunday and Memo- rial Day with scripture, prayers, hymns and a service of dedication and thanks.Yvonne Schiebe, who was home for the weekend, sang, "My Country Tis of Thee" and dedicated it to all our ser- vice men and women, who served, are still serving and their loved ones. Thanks, Yvonne. During church service the many lap robes the ladies of the Women's Guild made and/or gathered were displayed and Pastor Jakubik thanked them for See ODIJS & ENDS, pg. 4C FLOCKIN' TO 'FIL-A Hundreds turned out to win give- aways and be first in line at the Kyle Chick FiI-A grand opening. - Page 1D June 2, 2010 * Page 1C PHOTOS BY JIM CUBJEN The Education Foundation's Linebarger Academic Recognition Reception highlights the district's top 10% of graduating students and their selections for "most significant" teachers. Hays High English teacher Kerri Espinoza is an annual selection and she and the three seniors who selected her this year gathered for a photo after the show. The group includes (left to right) Kelley Willcox, Abbie Thames, Espinoza and Jessica Scott. Education foundation hosts annual Linebarger Reception BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com 'n an evening dedi- cated to celebrating .excellence, 76 of Hays CISD's highest- achieving seniors gathered last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center for the annual Linebarger Academic Recognition Reception, hosted by the Hays Education Foundation. The seniors earned their invitations to the event by finishing in the top ten percent of their class at Hays, Academy or Lehman high schools. Scores of teachers, fam- ily members and district supporters turned out to support the graduates. In a memorable program, each rec- ognized student was called to cross the stage with the teacher they'd selected as their most significant. Co-hosts Cad Ledesma and Dick Schneider read aloud the sometimes humorous, frequently touching thoughts the students had written about their teacher, as the audience took in photos of the student and educator on over- head projectors. In a tradition for the long-running event, a special presentation awaited every recog- nized student in the Performing Arts Center foyer following the pro- gram conclusion. Foundation board member and Chapa Middle School princi- pal IAsa WaUs chaired the reception. Among last week's celebrants were Lehman High School top 10% student Martika Miller, her teacher choice, Master Chief David Farrar, and Martika's parents. They are pictured (left to right) Martika's father, Jeff Miller, David Farrar, Mar- tika Miller and her mother, Jeff Miller. The future and past of the Lehman High School principal- ship were both on hand for the Education Foundation's Linebarger Reception. The twosome included incoming principal Don Ruisinger (left) and outgoing principal Elsa Hinojosa. Lehman High School top 10% senior Thuy Lien (Mimi) Vo and her teacher selec- tion, Culinary Arts teacher Ryan Georgi. Lehman High School senior Cesar Ornelas is flanked by his parents, Cesar Ornelas and Belia Ornelas, at the Linebarger Academic Recognition Reception. Donna Helm (left) and Hays High School top 10% senior Kayla Jones. Hays CISD school board trustee Marty Kanetz- ky (left) enjoys a moment talking with Hays High School math teacher Scott Spiller Lined up to greet arriving Hays, Lehman and Academy students to the Linebarger Academic Recognition Reception were Hays CISD Education Foundation board members (left to right) Event Chair Lisa Walls, Ray Hernandez, Cad Ledesma, Shonda Elizalde, Cyndy Slovak-Barton and Wayne T. Franke. C0UIIE 0F MCf Jl} SlrNL B0tF The Bolfs of Mountain C woke up Saturday morning to find a screech owl in their birdbath. Hoe's in the birdbath? MT. CITY Well, owl'd be. Nancy and Stanley Bolf on Poplar thought to photograph the Screech Owl in their bird- bath on Saturday morning. Nancy tidbitted, "He stayed for about 10 minutes, just long enough for me to snap a picture. The other birds didn't appreciate him being there and put up quite a fuss." QQO A Texas Spiny Lizard sat in a hole in our backyard this past week. In 50 - 60 days, her eggs should hatch. ooo Have you ever seen so many agarita berries? And, they're so much larger than usual. The Internet has recipes for jelly and wine. To harvest the berries from the See MONTAGE, pg. 4C I'm pretty sure summer's here 't always cracks me up when people say that .summer doesn't begin until June 21. It's here, foils. School's out, the pool's open and twice a week watering restrictions have begun. As always, remember that it's against the rules (and common sense) to water your lawn between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., so batten down the hatch- es, it looks like we're in for another scorcher. Thank god they fmaUy opened Five Mile. OOO One cool place to hang out this summer is the Kyle Community Library and starting this Friday, all the local kiddos can sign up for Kyle Community Library's Summer Reading Club. They promise lots of fun ac- tivities and prizes for every reader. The library is open every day but Sunday and they stay late on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make the library one of your fam- ily activities to keep busy this summer. Next Monday the library will be host- hag a Ringling Bros Clown Show at noon so head on over and get your summer started. See ON CENTER, pg. 4C Two people contracted the West Nile Virus th2t year--I was the one that... See Daris' video and read her story at MyARCstory.com