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Five-year-old Miguel Barrera of Fuentes Elementary stands by the caricature drawn of him by artist Robert Lange. (photos by Margot Porterfield) T~thesday, June 3, brought Rood weather for 340 kids to sign up for start of this summer's "Mission Possible: Spy a Book" program. e Buda Librar3;'s 2003 summer reading program "Mission Buda Library i~ offering children's activities twice a day Monday Impossible". Live music, free activities, refreshments and local busi- through Thursday with the prize store open Friday and Saturday. Call ness support fdled the area outside of the library and welcomed the the library for specific programs. (photos by Margot Porterfield) Three-year-old Jennifer Chebarda is con- vinced that this flashlight will help her in her spying activities this summer. Sam Pulis is shown here deciding what might be in the mystery box as McKenna Murphy looks on. m Brother and sister, William Henry Crane and Mary Eli Crane of Creedmoor attended the Buda High School Reunion. William Crane graduated in 1941, while Mary Eli Crane graduated in 1933. (photo by Daniel Michael). BY DANIEL MICHAEL "There were 17 people in my Staff Writer graduating class," she said. "I had so many experiences as a BUDA-About 125 graduates child growing up here that I of Buda High School wouldn't have had in a city. You attended the school's reunion knew everybody. I wouldn't Saturday at the Old Buda High change it for anything." School Auditorium. Mary Eli (Crane) of Graduates recognized the Creedmoor, class of 1933, was classes of 1923, 1933,1943, celebrating her 70th class 1963 and 1968. The group ate reunion vdth brother, William catfish provided by the Henry Crane, class of 1941. Manchaca Fire Hall and served The Cranes said their broth- by proprietor Clarence Vogel. ers and sisters, along with a few "We'rerecognizing the class- neighbors, would ride in the es of years that end in three," family's car from Creedmoor to said Judy Powell (Thompson), Buda High School. graduate of the class of 1964, "There were about eight of us who helped organize the event riding in the car," Mary Eli with sister, Karry Matson (Crane) said," and guess who (Thompson), graduate of the had to ride in the rumble seat?" class of 1968, and Bart Selman. William Crane said they used "We are also recognizing the to trade some of their homemade class of '68 because it's their country sausage for light bread 35th anniversary," she said. wi*h the students from Buda. Buda High School and the "It was a treat," he recalled. rest of the old Buda school dis- After the catfish luncheon, trict closed down in 1968 to Bulldog memorabilia, including merge with area school districts two championship football tro- in Wimberley and Kyle to Buda High School form the Hays CISD. Reunion, pg. 3 Bulldogs came from as far away as Arizona and Oklahoma to share sto- ries and reminisce about their days in high school. Billie Doherty Massey, graduate of the class 1949, traveled from San Angelo to attend Saturday's reunion. BY DANIEL MICHAEL rience in the daily operations of a Staff Writer Senate office and he will have an opportunity to leam all aspects of the UDA-Bo Joseph of Buda will be federal government. the inaugural group of interns Cornyn won election to the Senate that will serve under U.S. Sen. John last November, defeating former Dallas Cornyn's this summer. Mayor Ron Kirk in a race to fill the seat Joseph graduated from Hays Highvacated by former Sen. Phil Gramm. School in 2001 and is currently"I'm happy to welcome our first enrolled at Texas Lutheran University group of interns," Cornyn said. in Seguin. "They're experiencing the reality of He will spend four weeks in thehow government works and what we nation's capital gaining first hand expe- do here for the people of Texas. "The internship program in my office is structured in a way that allows young people to learn and develop, while discovering area of interest along their own career path," Cornyn said. "I'm looking forward to them having a productive summer, and appreciate their service to Texas." Cornyn's internship program includes college students from Texas. After this summer, the program will continue year-round. Interns work to support the staff in various areas of the Senate office. They also have the opportunity to attend seminars, lectures and Congressional hearings on Capital Hill and around Washington. All undergraduate students who are Texas residents are eligible for the internship. Candidates must have grad- uated from high school, completed at least one semester of college classes, and have at least one semester of course work remaining before obtain- .ing an undergraduate degree. Bo Joseph and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn First row (I-r) are: Danielle Alvarado, Raisa Anderson, Mariah Bonner, Mason Burke, and Hollie Campbell; middle row: Cody Clark, Christin Coffey, Nadia Dib, Justin Dietz, Hayden Dringenberg, Jenna EIIsworth, and Johnathan Gabriel; back row: Missy Granell, Lindsey Gutierrez, Jessica Hanlon, Caryl Hanson-Johnson, Jessica Hargis, and Jessica Hill. First row (I-r) are: Hope Hoffmeyer, Hannah Kim, Taylor Kornfuehrer, Jared Kutz, and Lesli Love; middle row: Kaley Montgomery, Shelby Nelson, Brooke Noble, Theo Paraskeva, Malinda Reese, Aubrey Reiner, and Drew Schnautz; back row: Stephanie Segovia, Lacie Sparks, Patti Swanson, Kurt Timmons, Taylor Upton, and Hilary Whitworth. MYrna Cavender and Pare Hamil at the Elm Grove Elementary Library honored the outstanding work of the following 36 fourth-grade students who worked in the library during the 2002- 2003 school year. Each group of six students had specific shelving & straightening duties in either the "easy" or "fiction" sections, picked up book boxes, delivered reminders & notes, labeled catalogs, booted the computer catalogs, and performed other assorted duties every day before school for six weeks. The students were honored with an appreciation "sundae" party just before the end of school and received tokens of appreciation from the library staff.