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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas oscope March New texts OuhNotes Comal Garden Comal Garden Club mel in the home of Gladys Hlghtower with Marilyn Edwards and Marilyn Houde as Jane Felts watercolor presented the program and displayed some other Jan Kennady reported on ten February joint Garden Council forum Maintain Beauty with Growth presented by local Plans were finalized for the pilgrimage to Castroville April The event is chaired by Terry Mary Louise Barr reported on the District Vll convention In San An tonio The flower show schedule entered by Marcla Moore received a first place rating and will be judged in state The tree to be planted on the next Arbor Day will be dedicated to the memory of Edna a past presi dent of the Claudia Kinkel reported that the horticulture project at Conservation Plaza will begin in City Council PTA The 1987 PTA life membership award was presented to Kay Reneau at the New Braunfels City Council PTA luncheon March This is the highest honor an in dividual can receive through the PTA organization Reneau is involved in the school district as a parent volunteer She is married to Elton Reneau and they have two a student at New Braunfels Middle and a student at Seele Elementary School Jan Karon Preiss and Alice Caffey served of the life membership committee Eagles Auxiliary The Fraternal Order of Kagles Auxiliary gathered March 3 for a business Adeline Row the president appointed Hannah Rowald chairttiari of the Mothers The auxiliary mother Renata Krueger reported on the membership party set for April 28 at A class of candidates will be In itialed at the social March 17 at Officers will meet at 7 Kiwanis Club Ktwanlans met March 5 at Hungry Hobo Guests were winter Ken Allen of Washington and Ken Jahncke of Presenting the program were members of the advisory board of the San Antonio Regional Water Resource Carter Casteel of New Braunfels and Ken Vlckrey and Debby Ivy of San They presented a film which stressed the need for a plan for water use in this The plan must be developed on to control to provide for controlled to plan for surface water since it is During the questionandanswer the speakers stressed that the proposed oil pipeline from West Texas to the Gulf Coast can play an Important part in any Because of pumping water from Ed wards the City of San An tonio Is cooperating with the Mission Valley Homemakers Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Club met March 3 with 28 Visitors were Hazel Loomis and Bernlce Thewaltes Hostesses were Mllda Schlameus and Eva President Angeline Borgfeld led the Reglna McFarland Introduced jfieien Stein of Seguin and a member Elm Creek Homemakers She discussed choosing colors and revamping wardrobes along with making collars from old dresser and table She displaying pat terns for making collars from old County Extension Agent Julie Johnson reported on the Cultural Arts Fair set for April 25 at New Braunfels Presbyterian 373 Each club will have a booth to demonstrate and sells Ruby Bretzke reported the Youth Fair which will be March Eva Pfeiffer reported the district meeting will be in the YO Hilton in Kerrville April Cost will be for the registration and Reserva tions should be mailed to Sarah Pier council by March The next meeting Will be April 7 at in the Extension meeting The program will be on fire ant control by Mike Canyon Lake Homemakers The Canyon Lake Extension Homemakers Club was named Outstanding Club of 1986 in Comal The plaque is displayed in the Extension Service office and each year is engraved with the name of the winning club Canyon Lake won the honor in 1983 and The club was runnerup in The club won the award through in volvement Club members attended local district and state con ventions and served as officers and committee chairmen on the Community involvement and publici ty also are a factor in the Spring convention The Texas Garden Clubs District See Page 9 Backyard furniture built with standardsize lumber By BOB SAWYER In the International Bureau of Weights and Measures were and we should all be thankful for For more than 100 years we have been able to rest assured that whether we are in Bratislava or Buf a 2x4 will not measure 2 inches by 4 The metricspeaking countries use more accurate names for softwood When you want a 2x4 you ask for a which is close to what the lumber really in I was brooding over this confusion when I was struck by the bright idea of building a set of easy patio fur The point was to eliminate the rip and see what could be made by just crosscutting and assembling lengths of standard A sevenpiece set was the It includes a chaise rocking round coffee serving storage bench and foot The furniture cost only a fraction of the retail value and is easy to build in the home workshop Our detailed plans include a materials full size and illustrated cutting and assembly instructions for all seven projects Another standardlumber project that can be used indoors or out is our conversation a set of benches and table that is easy to build in any size To order plans for the patio fur specify Project No 2080 and send for the conversation specify No Save by ordering both plans for Mail orders to Backyard Box Add for a with discount coupons The storage bench is Wooden patio furniture is made from lengths of standardsize lumber Overall size is 39 by 21 by 16 but you will see how easy it is to It consists of an inner support plywood top and and outer slats that cover the For the support cut the following lengths of 2x2 lumber four 374 inches long four end 162 inches and four 16 For the cut 46 14inch lengths of 1x2 Cut two 19v by 374 inch pieces of plywood for the top and Cut a 3 by 3 inch notch from each corner of the Make a V shaped cutout at the center of each end of the to provide a handhold when you want to remove it The inner support frame consists of two identical end sections joined by the four long All joints are glued and secured with Attach one end 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