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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas SAN MARCOS The war on functional illiteracy in San Marcos is getting additional ammunition with the creation of San Marcos Literacy a nonprofit community based organization sponsored by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce which will served as a clearinghouse for existing literacy programs in addi tion to creating new programs to serve needs not currently SMLA is the result of research con ducted by a literacy task appointed by the chamber 18 months that concluded there was a need to promote adult literacy in the San Marcos Among the task force findings were the following statistics 77 percent of San Marcos busi ness surveyed noted deficiencies in basic and problem solving among employ ees and job applicants 47 percent of San Marcos Conso lidated Independent School District parents do not have high school diplo mas and 46 percent of adults in the San Marcos area over the age of 25 do not have high school diplomas and 33 percent of the San Marcos population come from Spanish speak ing Although the task force recognized several separate initiatives to over come illiteracy in San it con cluded that a communitybased orga nization could enhance interagency improve service delivery and raise needed The mission of SMLA is to help adult and their families achieve a level 000 0 New Texas August 1991 joining in war on functional illiteracy Page 5 of English literacy sufficient to enable them to enroll in employment training gain meaningful employ experience career advancement and contribute to the economic deve lopment of San Marcos to provide positive and literate role models for their partici pate in their childrens education and encourage lifelong learning and to participate more fully in the cultural and political institu tions of our community and In order to accomplish this SMLA has recruited a board of direc tors who will work to expand current literacy efforts and initiate new ones through the establishment of a private sector SMLA officers include Jonathan director of the Workforce Instructional Network at Southwest Texas State University John vice Ten County Adult Education Coop at SWT Corina admi nistrator of Headstan for Community of Caldwell and Blanco Counties and Stephanie director of the San Mar cos Public Board members include Mary Liv education director at Gary Job Corps David director of Public Services at the San Marcos Telephone Company Bill director of Public Affairs at SWT Maria GED graduate and the Patricia Jack son United Methodist Membership in SMLA is open to Literacy group seeking donations for GED gifts SAN MARCOS San Marcos Literacy Action a newly formed nonprofit organization dedi cated to eradicating functional illitera cy in San is seeking dona tions to purchase savings bonds to be awarded to deserving GED gra duates during ceremonies August 16 at the Dunbar Recreation The commencement ceremony and reception is the first SMLA sponsored event and is open to anyone who has passed the GED and would like to be recognized for their SMLA was created as a recommen dation from a literacy task formed by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce 18 months Despite existing literacy the task force identified a need for a communitybased organization that could serve as a clearinghouse for all such programs in the San Marcos SMLA programs and partnerships include the San Marcos Public Library Adult Education Pro ject ROOTS SWT Physical Plant Workplace Literacy Workforce Instructional Network and Membership in SMLA is open to anyone who can make a contribution either as a student or an educator or by donating equip ment or supplies in promoting litera cy in San If you are interested in donating money for savings parti cipating in the graduation ceremony or need more information about contact Jonathan SMLA president at REELECT BOB SELF New Braunfels Saturday 10th VOTE for AND ACCOUNTABILITY Paid for by Bob Self Public Notice On April Southwestern Bell Telephone Company filed an application wllh the Public Utility Commission of Texas to request that the optional feature Call Transfer Disconnect be available to all PLEXARI customers by Including the feature In Southwestern Bells PLEXAR I this optional feature Is available only on a customer requested Call Transfer Disconnect CTD Is an optional feature that allows PLEXAR I customers the ability to transfer a call to another telephone number within or outside their PLEXAR I hang and permit the two remaining parties to continue with the The PLEXAR I user Is then free to place or accept another CTD Is not Intended to be used to avoid toll CTD will not be available to PLEXAR I customers subscribing to optional Extended Metropolitan Service or Extended Area Calling If the companys application Is the monthly rate for CTD will be for each PLEXAR I station Prior to the June Interim rate Southwestern Bell was billing customers who receive the service for each station line equipped with this In under Southwestern Hells proposed every line within the PLEXAR 1 system must be equipped wllh this The nonrecurring charge for the additional lines which must be equipped wllh CTD will be waived for existing CTD custom The tariffed monthly rate will apply to all existing and future CTD Persons who wish to Intervene or otherwise participate In these proceedings should notify the commission as soon as A request lo or for further Information should be mailed lo the Public Utility Commission of 7800 Shoul Creek Suite Texas Further Information may also be obtained by calling the Public Ullllly Commission Consumer Affairs Division al 51S2 or 512 teletypewriter for the Southwestern Bell Telephone anyone who can make a contribution to promoting literacy in San Contributions include learning teaching in an adult Engl ish as a second OED prepa family or workplace literacy program providing support services to such programs and their participants donating equipment or Current SMLA programs include the San Marcos Public Library Adult Education project Project PLUS Parents Learning for Chapul tepee Apartments ROOTS Rearing Our Own To Jackson Chapel and the SWT Physical Plant Workplace Literacy Current SMLA partnerships include Workplace Instructional Network The Center for Initiatives in Edu cation at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the His panic Chamber of Commerce have formed this partnership to deliver workplace literacy services to work ers in San JOBS Job Opportunities and Basic Skills The Ten County Adult Education the Texas Department of Human Community the Rural Capital Area Private Industry Council and the San Marcos Public Library have joined together to provide educational services to AFDC recipients so that they may develop the skills and confi dence to become independent of Project PLUS The Ten County Adult Education the San Mar cos Public the Housing Authority of San Marcos and the Headstan program of Community Action all contribute in this partner ship to meet the educational needs of Headstart families and residing in the Chapultepec For more information about contact Jonathan Engel at 2458142 or i SINCE 1921 S TECHNOLOGY STORE JUST BRING COUPON INTO RADIO SHACK TO SAVE ON THESE VALUES 60 OFF COUPON BS300 OFF COUPON Stereo Receiver Coupon has no cash Void where prohibited by Oiler expires 20OFFCOUPON Savings Are Calling You Cordless Phone Convenience Less YOUR FINAL COST Coupon has no cash Void where prohibited by Oiler expires With 4OMB VGA Color 24 EasytoUse HomeOriented Software Solutions The Home PC That Means Business Run Programs From the Office at Home Tandy 1000 RLXHD 1MB Memory No Noisy Fan Easily Expandable YOUR FINAL COST 129990 Coupon has no cash Void where prohibited by Oiler expires 2Way Sp With 8 Woofer Tweeter Compact Design Ideal for Dorms 44Watt Stereo Car Cassette Regular P Less Coupon SOiOO YOUR FINAL COST Low As Per 14995 15 OFF COUPON Coupon has no cash Void where prohibited by 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