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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY See special Literacy Day supplement inside todays edition CENTS COUNTDOWN 195 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqu centennial March New Braunfels Herald 11016 3 0 Il E 8 T IIJ C R 0 P U B S H1H 2627 E YAH DEL DP EL PASO rx i e i 2 pages in one section Thursday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of DELIA ESPINOZA I Vol 142 No 215 Inside Sports The Special Literacy Day River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second StainiYitisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Anna Armen dariz Brenda Klabunde Bran dyn Balmos Delb Espinoza Marisa Resales Raymond Matamoros Luis Pang Jesse Castillo Jeanette Dittmar Don Meyer Eugene Nolle Arlene Scheer Mary Schwab Margaret Stahl Irma Alvarado Reno Alfaro Happy Anniversary to Bert Chita Medina 26th Dal Irene Self 60 NBEC to hold monthly meeting today The New Braunfels Emergency Communications will hold its September meeting today at at the Comal County Sports man Association on Kowald Lane All members are encouraged to attend The NBEC wishes to invite anyone interested in joining our organization to visit with us at this meeting NBEC is a non profit group who are willing to assist other groups in times of dis aster in our community Lotto jackpot grows to million No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The jackpot was worth an esti mated million The numbers drawn from a field of 50 were and 36 Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday nights game will be million Bereavement group to meet today The Bereavement Support Group will meet today at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Lancia at 3 Burleson Daviss a psychiatrist with the Hill Country Counseling Center will be the featured speaker Stanimtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammlisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 17 811 2536 S3 miion jackpot rTEXflSr LOTTERY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Literacy Day Literacy Day contest winners honored ByMARKLYON Managing Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung honored winners of the recently held Comal County Lit eracy Day poster and essay contest at a reception held yesterday at the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter The event was the first ever sponsored by the HeraldZeitung and will now become an annual event Winners in the essay contests were Matea Sipes and Luke Garza both from Mountain Val ley Elementary tied for first place in the middle school division Stephanie Groves of Mountain Valley second place Marian Grabowski Moun tain Valley third place In the high school division Sabrina McDonald of Canyon High was named first place Katie DeWitt of New Braunfels High was named sec ond place and Natalie Lane of Canyon High was named third place In the poster contest CaraCoggeshall of Moun tain Valley was named first place Taylor Rozen boom of Mountain Valley was named second Literacy Day menu See Class of the Week Page 1A See Page 1A See Literacy Day editorial Page 4A See Literacy Day column Page 4A See Special Supplement inside See winning essays posters in Fridays i edition place and Abbie Ellington of Mountain Valley was named third place In the middle school division Haley Jordan of Oak Run earned first place Steve Coffman of Mountain Valley was second and Drew Krock of Mountain Valley was third Judges for the poster contest were Sharon Neuhaus Regene Lamon and Sheila Orr Essay contest winners Lucille Douma Rose Mane Eash Margie Altenhoff and Jean Ward Jimmy Maxwell a graduate of the Comal County GED program spoke about his experi ences in obtaining a GED learning to read and said that he is now enrolled at San Antonio Busi ness College We all have dreams that our children will grow up to live a healthy and prosperous life But when those kidos come home and ask you to help them with their homework and you are unable to help because you dont know how well believe me it really Maxwell said he had dropped out of school in the 9th grade and returned 31 years later to earn his GED As adults we are always wondering what other people think or say about us Well I tell you its no embarrassment to return to school My family is proud of me and I am proud of myself Its okay to start late It is sad to never Also Joe Carroll Rust head of the San Anto nio Council on Literacy and Educational Ser vices Manager for the San Antonio Express News spoke on how San Antonio became die first major metropolitan city in the nation to begin a municipal literacy program Rust pointed out that about 17 million people in the United States are listed as functionally illiterate and 12 percent of the people in Texas or million lack necessary literacy skills Some of these people can read and write at a basic level Yet many of them do not have the quite important technical ability to function in a society which is becoming more The movement to begin a Literacy Day contest reception and observance began in May when the HeraldZeitung initiated a committee to plan the events The committee consisted of Maggie Cunning ham of Comal County Adult Literacy Vernelle Martinez of Comal County Adult Literacy Joe Rogers of Smithson Valley High John Turman of New Braunfels High Will Krieg of Canyon High Carl Hall Patsy Vann Vickie Hacker of Dit tlinger Library Leslie Kriewaldtof NBISD Don Clark of CISD Mark Lyon Roger Croteau and Susan England of the HeraldZeitung The HeraldZeitung awarded plaques and cer tificates to essay and poster contest winners while local businesses such as the Book Trader Circle Arts Theatre Comal Bowl Mr Gattis New Braunfels Factory Stores Walnut 6 Theaters and the Wurstfest Association contributed prizes to those winners as well Dittlinger Library offers adventure travel for readers By TECLO Staff Writer It has the capability to take you the glorious beaches in the South of France It can transport you to a plan et inhabited by strange beings in a far off galaxy It can also help you find the latest techniques used on growing a garden Biosphere Transporter No Carl Sagan and Robin Leaches new travel and garden show No New Braunfels Dittlinger Memor ial Library Yes With thousands of books dozens of magazines and several newspapers hundreds of video and audio tapes the library offers citizens the power to acquire knowledge through reading and otherwise Sure the library wont pay your way to Cannes but through travel guides and journey accounts it can take you through the narrow bricklined streets of the city that has become synony mous with the rich and famous and its renowned film festival The Dittlinger at its current loca tion since 1969 also carries more prac tical things for those of you who do not like straying far from home And if you really dont want to leave the house and you have a computer with a modem you can access the librarys catalog One can learn how to plant a garden build a house repair a car or do your taxes all by just reading what the local book bank has All you have to do is go to the Dit tlinger and either check out the mate rial or use it at the library if it happens to be from the reference section Library Director Vickie Hocker said it is important that people know what is available for them at the library I view it as a way to develop the habit of reading the habit of using the she said habits will certainly develop a literate com Books are everywhere Along the walls on tables resting on small shelves and some on large shelves Some are thick and heavy Others are thin and light There are some that are worn because so many people use them yet they still are as fresh and exciting to the Lucas Miller uses the library as a place to conduct research HoraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL person who has never seen them Whatever the situation or season For more information about the before Still other books are brand new the Dittlinger Memorial Library can library and how to obtain a borrowers and smell as if they were fresh off the serve those that need if they would card call 6082150 The modem phone press just take the time to read number is 6082153 WEEK Comal Elementary students learn science though laser discs By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Science sure isnt what it used to be The facts are probably the same but the way in which students learn them has change One only needs to visit a class like Amy Boyds fourthgrade at Comal Elementary for an example People might be surprised to find children watching television in class Studies say children watch too much television but this is different Laser discs much like videocas settes are increasingly replacing textbooks in courses such as science The teachers use the television to assist them in their lectures No longer to do kids sleep through films shown on old projectors These have much better pictures much more she said The students have handouts that coincide with the Mrs Boyd also uses a stillscreen projector with the televison to illus tate the different parts of a micro scope on this particular day The students have a numbered sheet that lists the parts which they must learn Teachers now are approaching learning in different ways Instead of merely lecturing to stu dents and have them memorize facts teachers encourage students to use the objects of discussion These fourthgraders will not simply look at a microscope on televsion they will learn to use the instrument and must know its parts We will make our own slides and then look at them under the micro said Mrs Boyd They actu ally learn how to use the microscope how it Mrs Boyd said many students learn better by actually working with instilments such as microscopes Some can learn simply by looking at a picture or listening others must use that handson approach She also stated that children have more run when they are allowed to use their hands and work with pro HewldZeltung photo by CRAIG HAMMETT Anne Boyds fourth grade class at Comal Elementary learns science with a television jects We have them design a boat with tinfoil and see how many pennies it will she said But should one think the book will go the way of the horse and buggy fear not Teachers say they will always need and use books These kids need to look up answers and they need to know how to look up the she said For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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