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@ + Local election administrator reflects before retirement. - Page 1C Hays Free Press December 14, 2016 Page 3B Negley Elementary students got the chance to interact with a 30-year-old tortoise, a bomb-sniffing dog and even take in a helicopter fly-in during the 2016 Negley Outdoor Expo Friday. Negley coach Pete Welma was the driving force behind the event, which included multiple organizations and departments, including the Hays County Sheriff's Office, Kyle Fire and Police departments. PHOTOSBYJIMCULLEN BY JIM CULLEN The Hays High Marine JROTC varsity Marksmanship team earned top honors after earning the top ranking as the best Marine Corps Marksmanship team in Texas. Hays High's team was also ranked as No. 4 team in the nation. The news came after the team was celebrating a first place overall title at the Brenham High MCJROTC Military Skills meet. Lt. Colonel Donald Wimp said the team is headed to the Service National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada Feb. 9-11 There they will compete against 15 of the best teams the nation. PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN The celebrating Reb MCJOTC Marksmanship team and its battalion commander includes (L-R) C/SSgt Gaven Kemp, C/lstLt Morguhn Burke, Lt. Col Donald Wimp, C/Sgt Issiah White, C/lstLt Zachary Zapata. Not pictured, C/Sgt Mark Stewart. Wimp adds that Team Captain Issiah White shot one point behind the top score during qualification and that he has a chance "to become #1 in sporter class shooter in the nation in Las Vegas." PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN Buda Elementary choir spreads holiday cheer at Sodalis Christmas cheer was in the air as the Buda Elementary School Choir performed its program of seasonal songs to the Sodalis Elderly Care Center. Director Deborah Marti- nez led her choir members through a selection of seasonal songs. Sodalis residents, parents and family members ap- plauded with every song. + + I iI i li I