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HaysFreePress.com Disc golf tourney in Kyle this weekend u can file this one under I Was Absolutely Clue- ess." Seems Kyle is home to an 18-hole, double tee-box disc golf course designed by two-time world champion disc golfer, John Houck. From what I read, this course, located over in Steeplechase Park, just east of downtown, is a real beaut with Plum Creek meandering through it and skill level chal- lenges ranging from novice to professional. This weekend, the official 2010 Heart of Texas Tour Disc Golf Tournament brings us the 3rd Annual HOTT Kyle Open beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Grab your family and head on over to one of Kyle's coolest attractions for some uncommon fun in a beautiful space. QOO And, of course, our bustling community libraries' ever pop- ular summer reading program is hopping with aYo-Yo Show on Thursday as well as a special Puppet Show on Friday. And for the older kiddos, the library will be hosting "Game Tmae" from 1-5 p.m. every Friday afternoon with the first couple of hours reserved for the 8-12-year-old crowd, leaving the 3-5 p.m. slot open to local teens aged 13-18. IDOO And last, but certainly not least, the City of Kyle is team- hag up with our police and fire departments for a Car Seat and Safety Clinic. There will be trained professionals to help ensure that you are properly in- stalling your children's car seats in your vehicles for optimum safety. This event takes place at our new downtown fire station from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and, as an added bonus, there will be free hot dogs and drinks and a drawing for a couple of new car seats. Photographers wanted re you a community-spirit- d photographer? Hays County is calling on all amateur and professional pho- tographers to submit photos of Hays County for use by the county as it revamps its elec- tronic and print publications. All photos must be taken in Hays County. The county is especially interested in landscapes and water features showing off the beauty of Hays County; public events, festivals and activities of fun things to do and people enjoying Hays County; and photos that document the history of Hays County and its progress into the future. Each photo must be emailed accompanied by a photo release form to photos@ co.hays.tx.us. The photo re- lease form is available at Quick Links on the county's home page, www.co.hays.tx.us. COURTESY PHOTO Locals can check out vintage roadsters while supporting a good cause at this weekend's fundraiser for the Hays Family Justice Center, which will provide services to victims of domestic violence. For Family Justice Local non-profit revs up for new justice center BY REBECCA HATCH Special to the Hays Free Press n 1929, while future presi- dent Lyndon Baines John- son was attending the Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, Ameri- can car-maker Aubum Auto- motive was rolling out its Cord L-29 Convertible. Thirty years later, little boys and girls dug furrows in the shag carpeting with the Hot Wheel's replica of Cord's 810 Sedan. Another 40 years after that, car enthusiasts of all ages will get a chance to revisit some automotive legends, while at the same time helping victims of domestic violence. "This event offers our sup- porters the opportunity to view classic cars while at the same time showing their enthusiasm for the Family Justice Center and its mission," Board Mem- ber Penny Dunn said. The benefit, Family Justice Center Friends and Legends Party, will be held on Sunday, June 27 from 3 - 5 p.m. at Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos. Cool Mint Caf6 will be serving food and drinks and a bucket raffle with items from all over Friends and Legends Who: Friends of the Family Justice Center What" Friends and Legends Party, which raises money for the planned Family Justice Center in the Village Main building on the Village Campus When" June 27, 2010 from 3-5 p.m. Where: Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos, "IX Why: Raise money for domestic violence victims' services while viewing classic automobiles Co=t: $35 per person and $50 per couple How to Get More Information: Visit www.haysfriends.org Hays County will be raffled that aftemoon. Tickets cost $35 per person and $50 per couple, with sponsorship opportuni- ties still available. "It may seem like an unlikely venue for an event that benefits the Family Justice Center and victims of domestic violence, but what we've learned time and time again is domestic vio- lence knows no boundaries. It happens to young and old; it happens to gay and straight; it happens to rich and poor; it happens to your Mends and neighbors," Board President Kathy Carriker said. "It's always an appropriate time and place to raise money and awareness about an issue that impacts so many families." All proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit or- flganization, Friends of the Fam- y Justice Center, which raises money for the planned Family Justice Center (FJC) located in the Village Main building on the Village Campus. The Vil- lage Main building will be built on land off of Reimer Ave. in San Marcos and will serve vic- tims of domestic violence from Hays County. TrB Architecture is heading up the design of the building. The concept behind the FJC is modeled on a San Diego program that has suc- cessfully co-located social ser- vice programs on one campus, lowering domestic violence incidents and better serving the victims who require assis- tance. "We love this 'one-stop' con- cept for any county, but Hays County in particular," Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe said. "Part of the charm of our area is its long stretches of untouched land, but that also can be a barrier to the ef- fective distribution of victims' services. Offering a location where a victim can receive law enforcement assistance, while at the same time getting emo- tional support and the peace of mind that comes from know- ing how you're going to pay for formula for your baby, well, that just makes sense." Partner organizations in- volved in the FJC include the San Marcos Police Department, Hays County District Attorney's Office, Hays County Sheriff's Office, Hays County Personal Health Department, Texas State University- San Marcos, Crime Victim Services - San Marcos Police and Hays County Dis- trict Attorney's Office, Civil Legal Aid Partners and Central Texas Medical Center. For more information on the FJC, visit www.haysffiends.org, where you can also purchase tickets to the Family Justice Center Friends and Legends Party. Radio hams to make waves on Field Day STAR=REPORTS Hays and Caldwell County amateur ra- dio operators will join thousands of other radio buffs this weekend, in an annual test of their communications capabili- ties. Radio amateurs, also called "hams," are sometimes tapped to provide com- munications during disruptions caused by floods, tornadoes or wildfires. Using data modes (such as radiotele- type), amateur satellites, voice com- munications, and even Morse code, hams from across the U.S. and Canada will demonstrate their communications capabilities during the test The event, first held in 1933, is called "Field Day," and is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. Radio ama- teurs will set up stations in parks, schools, fire stations and Red Cross headquarters. More than 37,000 hams participated in last years event, from over 2,600 stations. In this area, the Hays Caldwell Amateur Radio Club will participate at the South Hays County Fire Station, 3300 Hilliard Road, near San Marcos. The public is welcome to visit and learn more about Amateur Radio. On-the-air operating begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, and continues until 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27. There are more than 650,000 Amateur Radio licensees in the U.S., and more than 2.5 million around the world. To learn more about Amateur Radio, visit www. heUo-radio.org. GOING UPSCALE Former Heep Ranch land being marketed for sale as high-end office, retail park. - Page 1D June 23, 2010 Page lC Camp Ben Reunion continues nJualames Hill celebrated Father s Day weekend by running the 37 an- Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska Satur- day. Hill completed the 26.2-mile run in a time of 3:39:00.2 to take first place in his age bracket of 70- 74. A seasoned marathon runner, Hill and his wife Charlotte have resided in Mountain City for many years. ool The 114  annual Camp Ben McCulloch Reunion comes to an end on Friday, June 25. The old fiddlers contest gets underway at 3:30 p.m. Friday after- noon under the pavilion at Camp Ben McCulloch. The contest features all ages of fiddle players and some of the best you have ever heard. There will be bingo, rides, food and lots of visit- ing on the grounds. The night ends with dancing under the stars with music by the Doug Moreland Band. See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Congrats and condolences DDS& ummer is here, ac- cording to the ther- mometer and wilting plants that seem to need water every day and the constant running of the air conditioner. Sure glad I don't have to chop weeds out in the cotton patch or cut corn tops for the milk cows. Guess old age isn't so bad after all! QOQ It was very nice under the huge oak tree in the front yard of Lorene Greaf of Lockhart last Saturday morning for those attend- ing the gathering honor- ing Herbert and Pauline Schwertfeger, who are moving to Temple. After almost sixty years of being residents in Lockhart, you would know a large crowd of friends, relatives and family were in atten- dance. All were greeted by the honored couple and invited to help themselves to tables holding various delicious snacks, fruit, etc. A lot of reminiscent of days gone by and best wishes were exchanged. Among those attending were son, Mike Schwert- feger of Temple, grand daughter and family, Da- vid and Wendy KiUburn, Caitlyn, Ethan and Kaden of Belton (Marlene and See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 4C VEINTEC VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS NEW OFFICE IN BUDA! 1760 FM 967, BUDA,