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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) esday, June 3, brought good weather for 340 kids to sign up for e Buda Library's 2003 summer reading program "Mission Impossible". Live music, free activities, refreshments and local busi- ness support fdled the area outside of the library and welcomed the start of this summer's "Mission Possible: Spy a Book" program. Buda Library i offering children's activities twice a day Monday through Thursday with the prize store open Friday and Saturday. Call 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. 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 Staff Writer B UDA-About 125 graduates of Buda High School attended the school's reunion Saturday at the Old Buda High School Auditorium. Graduates recognized the classes of 1923, 1933,1943, 1963 and 1968. The group ate catfish provided by the Manchaca Fire Hall and served by proprietor Clarence Vogel. "We're recognizing the class- es of years that end in three," said Judy Powell (Thompson), graduate of the class of 1964, who helped organize the event with sister, Karry Matson (Thompson), graduate of the class of 1968, and Bart Selman. "We are also recognizing the class of '68 because it's their 35th anniversary," she said. Buda High School and the rest of the old Buda school dis- trict closed down in 1968 to merge with area school districts in Wimberley and Kyle to form the Hays CISD. 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. "There were 17 people in my graduating class," she said. "I had so many experiences as a child growing up here that I wouldn't have had in a city. You knew everybody. I wouldn't change it for anything." Mary Eli (Crane) of Creedmoor, class of 1933, was celebrating her 70th class reunion with brother, William Henry Crane, class of 1941. The Cranes said their broth- ers and sisters, along with a few neighbors, would ride in the family's car from Creedmoor to Buda High School. "There were about eight of us riding in the car," Mary Eli (Crane) said, "...and guess who had to ride in the rumble seat?" William Crane said they used to trade some of their homemade country sausage for light bread with the students from Buda. "It was a treat," he recalled. After the catfish luncheon, Bulldog memorabilia, including two championship football tro- Buda High School Reunion, pg. 3 Hays graduate serves under U.S. Senator Cornyn BY DANIEL MICHAEL Staff Writer ) UDA-Bo Joseph of Buda will be I in the inaugural group of interns that will serve under U.S. Sen. John Comyn's this summer. Joseph graduated from Hays High School in 2001 and is currently enrolled at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. He will spend four weeks in the nation's capital gaining first hand expe- rience in the daily operations of a "The internship program in my Senate office and he will have an office is structured in a way that allows opportunity to leam all aspects of the young people to learn and develop, federal government, while discovering area of interest along Cornyn won election to the Senate their own career path," Cornyn said. last November, defeating former Dallas ' "I'm looking forward to them having a Mayor Ron Kirk in a race to fill the seat vacated by former Sen. Phil Gramm. "I'm happy to welcome our first group of interns," Cornyn said. "They're experiencing the reality of how government works and what we do here for the people of Texas. 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 Elm Grove honors library student assistants 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. yma Cavender and Pare Hamil at the Elm Grove Elementary 'l.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.