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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press October 19, 2016 Laurie I]remwell, Former Hays FOR... John Hatch PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN runners en Camino Real Roadrunners were introduced to a variety of fruits and vegetables, including gooseberries, yellow wax beans and rainbow carrots as well as some less-exotic fruits and veg- etables, The Roadrunners PE Department underwrote the cost of providing samples, introduced by HGISD Child Nutrition staffers in partnership with representatives of Labatt Food Service. The idea, according to Coach Whitney Self, was to "learn about where your food comes from and sample new fruits and veggies." Above, kindergartener Samuel Haberer poses with a snap pea. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN 2nd annual Star Wars Read Day is 'Force-full' For the second consecutive year, Carpenter Hill Elementary's library hosted a "Force-ful" gathering in the CHES cafeteria Saturday afternoon, the popular event titled "Star Wars Read Day." Pictured are CHES 3rd-Grader Liam Plunkett and his mum, Celeste, having some face time with a storm trooper. Librarian Charlotte Massey, library tech Patti Pulis, CHES Principal Debbie Brown, and others turned out to welcome a crowd of participating Colts, many accompanied by their parents. Star Wars Read Day continues to be a global phenomenon, trumpeting itself as "a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading." And once again a special area of the festival offered books designed to enhance the fun and strengthen reading skills. As someone who has volunteered to serve on the Hays CISD Board of Trustees, the Buda EDC and Hays Education Foundation, I understand the value ........ of service. I want to share some information about John Hatch, candidate for Buda City Council and why his record of achievement makes him the clear choice for the Council. John has been active in the Buda Community for almost 20 years. He was a part of the group that led the effort to adopt our 1/2 cent sales tax to create and fund the Buda Economic Development Corporation. The Buda EDC has been one of the most successful in the area and their efforts have done much to create good jobs and positive economic growth like Cabela's and US Foods -I XPER . ' .ENCE MATTERS In 2001, John was asked to serve on the Buda Master Planning Commis- sion, which addressed many of the issues and helped lay the foundation for dealing with our growth. Since that time, Buda has grown from a commu- nity of 1300 to over 13,000 today. The planning in the early years enabled us to be a place so many want to call home - EXPERIENCE MATTERS, John was also a founding board member of the Hays Education Founda- tion. He has tirelessly worked to help establish the Education Foundation, which works to raise private funds to support the teachers and programs of the Hays CISD. John was also instrumental in the organization of the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce which continues to serve the businesses and business people of the Buda community - ERIENCE MXFTERS Finally, I know John as a man of faith and service to the Buda Community through his church. He and his family have been members of Buda United Methodist Church since 1997. John has served on the Buda UMC Admin- istrative Council as well as serving three years as the Buda UMC Men's Group President, including chair of the famous Pumpkin Patch that is a Buda highlight each Halloween season. Many candidates make promises about what they would do if elected, but for more than 18 years, John Hatch has already PROVEN he can get the job done for Buda. Experience matters and I hope you will cast your vote for John Hatch for Buda City Council, Place 1. Pol Ad Pd for by Friends of John Hatch, 216 Lear Avenue, Buda, TX 78610, Craig Smith, Treasurer I Tam family oriented and have been married to my lovely wife, Sandra, i for 58 wonderful years. For more than 56 years I have been serving, JL supporting and focusing on the youth and citizens of Hays County. Combined Law Enforcement experience in the Constable's office exceeds 185 years, including years of duty for my four deputies and I. I will continue to provide excellent service to the people of Hays County as Constable for Precinct 2 as I have for 38 years. Thank you for your support!" What I do as Constable My office and I volunteer * A Constable's duty is to protect and serve other services which are * Patrol all Precinct 2 bus stops for the usually provided to you by off- safety of our Citizens each morning and throughout the day duty officers or others for a fee * Work school zone traffic during peak * Provide voluntary security for schools, hours to keep our children safe churches and all non-profit organizations at no charge . Serve all paperwork from Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 office and out of County . Voluntarily escort funerals and unlock offices hundreds of cars each year at no charge . Perform bailiff duties as required by law . Help to build a sports complex for the for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 court youth of Hays County east of Interstate 35 * Support Project Graduation . Have sponsored Little League teams I save taxpayers dollars and every year in the Hays County area give back to the community . Have been delivering Brown Santa gifts * I have been serving, supporting and for years focusing on the youth, citizens and our * Help back up Hays County Sheriff's community for 56 years Department, DPS, and Kyle Police . I have collected $1,493,034.31 in the past Department with accidents and other calls two years and four months by serving * I will keep doing my job as Constable for citations Pct 2 as I have been for 38 years Professionalism is important. That's why I'm also involved in: * Life member of the North Hays County Optimist Club . Life member of NRA (National Rifle Association) . Member of the Hays County Livestock Expo, Inc. and have collected over $500,000 for the youths of Hays County in 38 years Pol. ad paid for by James Kohler Campaign James Kohler, Treasurer P.O. Box 1659 Kyle, TX 78640 Telephone (512) 268-0785 + + ii