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HaysFreePress.com Tomb-finder awarded Gold BITS ongratuladons to 17- ar-old Chrlssie Smith Buda, who recently earned the Gold Award in Girl Scouts which is the highest level of recognition. Smith, a student at Hays High School, completed a project called Find-A- Tomb which consists of an electronic catalog of tombstones in cemeter- ies in the Buda/Kyle area. She uploaded each picture to the USGenWeb Project archives website for genea- logical research. Smith is the daughter of Randall and Sandra Smith. OQO Congressman Lloyd Doggett paid a visit to the Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center in Buda on Thursday, June 3. Con- gressman Doggett talked about the new health in- surance reform in relation to seniors and answered questions presented to him. OIIQ Birthday wishes go out to Shirley Battles and Mary Plavidal on June 10; former Buda residents Maggie Por- terfield on June 10 and her mom Margot Porterfield on June 11; Reva Iergens on June 12; Maria Diaz on June 13; Ron Bell and Deb- bie Thames on June 15. See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Be prepared for unlikely snake bites MT. CITY eeP hands and feet ut of areas you'can- ot see. Be-wear ing shoes and garden gloves. Trod heavily, making noise and vibration. Turn on light or flashlight if it's dark. Coral snakes and rattlesnakes lurk "all over" Mountain City. Chances of getting bit are sssssslender. Still, have a plan, in case a venom- ous snake bites a family member, friend or a pet. Sometimes a snake injects no venom, so keep a human calm with that truth. Panic, with rapid heartbeat, will make things worse for the victim. Get the person or pet away from the snake. For humans, call the Poison Control Hotline, 800-222-1222. They will coordinate contact with our 911, the emergency room, and the nearest facility with antivenin. For pets, call your vet and, with credit card in See MONTAGE, pg. 4C FUNDS FOR HOSPICE Kyle mayor donates $12,500 towards Family Grief Center. - Page 1D June 9, 2010 * Page 1L; Gearing up for summer ODDS& PHOTO BYJEN BIUNDO Hays High School 2010 graduates stride across the field at Bob Shelton Stadium Thursday night. The Lehman graduation ceremony followed Friday night, and Academy High School students accepted their diplomas on Saturday. Sea more graduation photos on page 6C. Hays, Lehman, Academy high schools honor Classes of 2010 il, it's that time time for vaca- ions and family reunions. The Heideman- Kramer Reunion was held June 6 at the Uhland Community Center. Only 55 members of the families registered, but brought de- licious food for twice that many. Coming the farthest was Brian Heideman and friend Lourdes of Albu- querque, New Mexico; the oldest in attendance was Clifton Kramer, 94 years old of Chilton. The young- est was Gage Cisneros of San Antonio, great-grand- son of Carolyn Vaughn and great-great grandson of the late Carl and Audrey Heide- man. Leonard Kramer gave a memorial service for his sister, Charlene Kramer McQuiston of Richmond, Indiana, who passed away last year, a day after her 81st birthday. During the business meeting, it was agreed to have the 2011 reunion in the Uhland Community Center and the officers remain the same: Daniel Heideman, Presi- dent; Kenneth Schnautz, Vice President; and Carol Schumann, Secretary- Treasurer. See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 4C Party at the pool and the public library PHOTO BY SEAN KIMMONS Lehman graduates show their class spirit. BY JEN BIUNDO jen@haysfreepress.com PHOTO BY SEAN KIMMONS Lehman High graduates call to friends as they walk to their seats on Friday. ore than 700 Hays CISD seniors turned the tassels on their caps and made their way into the world as high school graduates this weekend. On Thursday, aftemoon rain gave way to agiorious red sunset as nearly 400 Hays High School seniors walked the field at Bob Shelton Sta- dium to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance and the clieers of family members. The Hays graduates wore red robes to collect their diplomas. "We have the chance to be the change we want to see in the world," Hays High School valedictorian Michael Trahan told his classmates. On Friday, 328 Lehman High School seniors donned blue robes for their commence- ment at Shelton Stadium. Lehman 2010 valedictorian Meera Day urged her classmates to hold true to the values they learned together in high_ school. 's you go out into the world, continue to inspire oth- ers," Day said. "We have a lot to offer the outside world." On Saturday, 37 seniors from Academy High School graduated at the Hays Per- forming Arts Center. Wear- ing green robes, students at the district's alternative high school of choice walked the stage to receive their diplomas. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Lehman Senior Lizette Murillo takes a moment to gather her thoughts during the ceremony. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Academy graduate Reagan Pards shows off her flowers and balloons. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Lehman High School Senior Dylan West, seconds before walking the stage at Shelton Stadium. PHOTO BY JEN BIUNDO Hays High School Valedictorian Michael Trahan addresses his classmates during the ceremony. PHOTO BY JEN BIUNDO The crowd in Bob Shelton Stadium came with noisemakers, balloons and signs congratulating the graduates. " t was nice to see folks slowing down on . Center Street Saturday morning, peering into City Square Park, listening to the blues of the Spen- cer Thomas Band and smelling the kettle corn at Market Days. Sunday was a whole different day, though. I actually walked the lab Ginger across Center Street at mid- afternoon and there was not a single Car coming in either direction. When this town slows down, it slows way down. And the rest of the week is looking kind of quiet as well. Excitingly, though, for all of you policy wonks, concerned citizens and those stark-raving alarm- ists stomping around and ranting that the sky is fall- ing and the new library is going to bankrupt our fair city, the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee of the City of Kyle will meet at 6 p.m. on Thurs- day, June 10 at City Hall to discuss and review the proposed Debt Manage- ment Policy. Undeniably, this meeting is important See ON CENTER, pg. 4C VEINTEC VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS NEW OFFICE IN BUDA! 1760 FM 967, BUDA, TEXA',