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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Fr e Press • June 2, 2010 Anti00 00c]1 Colony twins tell their st,00l y STAFF REPORTS escended from one of the old- est families in Hays County, twin sisters Winnie Harper Meyer and Minnie Harper are the subjects of the latest oral history for the "Voices of Hays County" series, sponsored by the Hays County Historical Commission. Winnie and Minnie grew up in the Antioch Colon just outside Buda, where they continue to be active in the com- munity. Antioch Colonywas formed in 1870 as one of the first black communi- ties in the county, with the help of early settler loseph Rowley, who sold the land along Onion Creek at half-price to for- mer slaves. In their childhood days, the Harper twins worked with their brothers and sisters for their father, George Harper, as he farmed cotton, cane and vegetables throughout the state and across the west. They share memories of those days, as well as other reflections on growing up in Hays County, in the oral history. This video documentary is number eight in the "Voices of Hays County" series, which is an ongoing project of the HCHC. Jim Cullen conducted the interview for the history, and Richard Kidd did the filming and editing. Bonnie Eissler was the sound technician for the project. The video screening will be presented free of charge at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Driftwood Community Center. The Cen- ter is located at the intersection of FM 150 and CR 170 (Elder Hill Road), behind the Methodist Church. COURTESY PHOTO The years have taken their toll on this 1952 photo of Winnie and Minnie Harper, who were in their teens at the time. The twin sisters from Antioch Colony near Buda are the subject of the latest oral history by the Hays County Historical Commission, which will be screened June 4. No more t,00=00:cheJ:s! But more bt oK ;! 'une 3 is the last day of school in Hays CISD, and children will scatter like a covey of quail when the last bell rings. The old song, "No more teachers, no more books," could not be farther from the truth if you talk to the staff at the Buda Public Library. On the evening of June 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Buda City Park, the library will host the kick-off for its Summer Reading Program. Children from kindergarten through CHECK IT middle school can complete reading logs of the books that they finish during the sum- mer months. On August 12, prizes will be awarded for the young people who challenged themselves to read during the sDmmeL Think of the literary char- acters that await your child's imagination this summer. Ev- eryone from "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "Chicken Little" to Anne Frank and Percy Jackson will be on hand at the library. Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday encourage children to listen and imagine. Inventive Science Clubs invite young people to explore and think. Of course, summer is the perfect respite from the structure of academic learn- ing. The days of June and July and early August hold lots of time for family activities and vacations, swimming and catching fireflies in mason jars at twilight. All of that is for the good. However, the single best preparation for the next school year is some quiet time with books - on the couch, in the hammock or snuggled up next to Morn or Dad. Want more library informa- tion? Call us at 295-5899 or email Sudoku Solufio00 8 1 3 4 5 7 2 9 4 2 From puzzle on page 3C 7 3 9 .c::w: i!]i 8 6 5 Toxas Crossword Solution Tii '6ii From puzzle on pa e 3C FAR Debbie Thames, AUTO • HOME ° L 251 N.FM 1626 Office: (512) 312 Email: dvthae Monday-F Your Business & R VIERS" Insurance Agency IFE • BOAT ° HEALTH 2C • Buda,TX 78610 1917 • Fax: 312-0688 iday, 9am-5pm ferrals Are Appreciated χ COMMUNITY BULLETINS THURSDAY, JUNE 3 • F-'t Thursday, Downtown Buda "Alive Ntor Fve" • Buda Public Library's Summer Kick Off Party, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Buda City Park SATURDAY, JUNE 5 • Mountain City Citywide Garage Sale • Kyle Market Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kyle City Square Park u The Magic of Cody Fisher, 2 p.m. at the Buda Library • Free concert, Buda City Park, 7 p.m., Texas FX & the Chris Brade Band SUNDAY, JUNE 6 •  Kyte Log House "Open House" 2-5 p.m. • Acoustic song circle, 3-5 p.m., Palmar restaurant, 210 S Main St. For more info, call Stephen at 295-6862 MONDAY, JUNE 7 • Bonzo Crunch, Circus Clown, 10 a.m., Buda Library • Clown Show, noon, Kyle Library MONDAY, JUNE 7 - FRIDAY, JUNE 11 • Vacation Bible School, Kyle United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. - noon. Ages 4 years through fifth grade. Free. ONGOING • Local VFW Post 12058 is looking for spon- sors for the Kyle/Buda VFW. Contributions can be sent to R O. Box 2725, Kyle 78640. For information call Sly at 268-VETS. SENIOR BULLETINS The Hays Free Press is dedicating a spe- cial section of the Bulletin Board to Senior Citizens. If you have any organizations or events for this section, please email to n w_e_W_S_ or Sandra@haysfreeDress. com or mail to The Free Press, R O. Box 339, Buda, 78610. THURSDAY, JUNE 3 • Onion Creek Senior Citizens, Buda, 9 a.m., lunch noon. Menu: Beef stroganoff. TUESDAY, JUNE 9 • Kyle Area Senior Zone, 9:30 a.m., Old Kyle City Hall. Lunch at noon THURSDAY, JUNE 10 • Onion Creek Senior Citizens, Buda, 9 a.m., lunch noon. Menu: Baked ham w/pineapple MONDAYS • Shingles vaccine is available at the Hays County Health Dept. If your health insurance will not pay for the vaccine, then you will be eligible. Call the Health Dept. at 393-5520 and tell them you are going to the Kyle Health Dept., so that the staff will bring plenty of the vaccine with them. No appointment is neces- sary. Cost is $50. The Kyle Health Dept. is open on Mondays 1 to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays 1 to 4 p.m. FIRST TUESDAY • Games of Canasta and 42, Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda, 6 p.m. Cost $2, 295-4422. SECOND MONDAY • Kyle Quilters meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kyle Commu- nity Library, 409 W. Blanco St. SECOND TUESDAY • First Baptist Church in Kyle has a senior lun- cheon at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to all seniors in the Kyle area. EVERY TUESDAY • Quilting at Onion Creek Senior Citizens in Buda from 9:30 a.m. until noon. For informa- tion call Linda, 295-5726. EVERY WEDNESDAY , Duplicate Bridge, Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda, 11:30 (Call Donna 268- 4672) EVERY THURSDAY • The Onion Greek Senior Citizens in Buda are inviting all local seniors to stop by for lunch and socializing every Thursday at the Center on FM 2770 and Barton's Crossing (behind the JP's office). Doors open at 9 a.m. for games and visiting. Lunch is served at noon. (Cost $4) For information call Sandra at 468-4451 or on Thursday call the center at 295-3413. THIRD THURSDAY • National Active and Retired Federal Employ- ees Association meet at 10 a.m. at the South Austin Senior Center,,3911 Manchaca Rd, Austin EVERY WEEK DAY • Kyle Meals on Wheels is meeting at the ()ld Police Station at 103 S. Front St. Table games start at 9:30 a.m. each day with meals served at 11:30 a.m. The Podiatry Group OF SOUTH TEXAS, PA ....... ... ..... . ............. ........ " Ilkhl jkal tmmt fr disonJen aff Ie foot and ankle: • Heel pain / plantar fasoitis • Foot and ankle trauma • Diabe ulcers & wound care • Foot t fallen areas • Corns l Calluses • Pediatric toot care •/R;tJll0 tendoniSs • Soft tissue masses ! cysts • Tarsal tunnel syndrome • Ankle sprains • Foot dermatology including fungus and warts • Running injuries & Sports Medicine • Senior walking problems • Ingrown toeri!s • ions i Hammertoes • Too deformilies • Neuromas Jeff Henke., DPM "Living in our community, serving our community" DICK € +