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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Smithson Valley goes after third win tonight against Burbank 64 CENTS COUNTDOWN 188 DAYS NewBraunfels Sesqu centennial March New Braunfels Herald SOWEST E Y A Nil ELL EL PASO TX 12 pages in one section Thursday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JIM REEVES Vol 142 No 226 Inside Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettungl TbtNewBraunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jim Reeves Gregory Addison Darvin Scheel John Dierksen Jeremy Erben Henry Gonzaks belat Vernon Bryant James C Harwood James M Rutey Mitchell J Sacco Helen Beck Peggy Buis Erna Druebert Jan ice Hartman Johnnie Hoech Lucille Oberkampf Judy Hey den Ben Biggadike Comal County Rodeo set for Wednesday The Comal County Rodeo held in conjunction with the Comal County Fair will be held Wednesday Sept 21 at at the Comal County Fairgrounds Anyone interested in entering should call 6293646 before Monday Sept 19 at 10 Events include team penning and team roping and youth events friclude youth flag raceancTyouth penning All entries must be Comal County residents and must have proof of residency The rodeo is being sponsored by Barrys Under Pass Saloon Canyon Lake GOP women host fish fry The Canyon Lake Republican Women will hold a fish fry and white elephant auction PAC fund raiser at Canyon Corners on Sept 21 Happy hour begins at 6 with dinner at 7 Donations of for adults and for children will be accepted Call Kathy Smith at 8937050 by tomorrow Sept 16 for reser vations Sesquicentennial Quilt on display The Sesquicentennial Quilt will be displayed in the lobby of Texas Commerce Bank between the hours of and today Thursday and Friday All area quilters are invited to come help quilt For more infor mation call 6297532 Health Fair sponsored by senior center A health fair sponsored by the Comal County Senior Citizens Center will be held tomorrow at the center 655 Landa St from 9 to 4 A free arthritic exercise demonstration is set for 2 The winning numbers Lotto Texas 12 1517 4149 million jackpot rTEXBSr LOTTEflV Stammtisch NtwBraunfilsHfroldZtilung invites iu nadm to tubmil iumi u SUmmdsck According tnt Sophitnburg Archivii and Mtmbtn of Cffmoit community btn of community u tattitr and ikart to dgyV fappuwtff Wi inww tlari wUt This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Ouch 135 mishap A twocar accident occurred yes terday on 135 southbound at approximately A Ford truck had apparently missed an exit and collided with a Mitsubishi Montero NQ Injuries were reported from the accident New Braunfels Police officer Pete Villarreal Inves tigated the accident HaraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Big turnout expected at FFR river cleanup By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Organizers are expecting a huge turnout for this Satur days Guadalupe River Cleanup organized by Friends For Rivers The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District a sponsor of the event along with Pepsi is providing tshirts for registered participants Donna Murphy coordinator of the event said regis tered participants would also receive a free dinner fol lowing the cleanup at at Cypress Bend Park She hoped people would preregister before the Saturday 9 deadline by calling 2106090740 If they have a preference where they would liketo well try to accomodate their she said If they dont well put them where they arc most needed Registration points Saturday morning before 9 are Whitewater Sports Rio Raft Rockin R and the Gate house on River Road Other sponsors of the event include The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission the GuadalupcBlan4 co River Authority Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Rockin R Gruenc Outfitters and Breeze plus many other businesses and civic groups Murphy said outfitters along the river will help panic pants and supply equipment if they dont have any They are Abbotts 306 Berieks Camp Hueco Springs Gruene River Jerrys Rentals K L Ranch Lazy L L Little Ponderosa Maricopa Lodge Oasis Used to be Moiuntain Breeze Rainbow Camp River Road Camp River Station River Valley Camp Rio Raft Second Cross ing Camp Rocky Beach River Bank Outfitters Rockin R Roys Rentals Texas Canoe Trails and Whitewater Sports Many groups such as church groups community orga nizations Boy Scouts Girl Scouts high school clubs and even university organizations will participate Let our message be to keep the river said Mur phy I would like to sec an upgraded respect for the CLASS OF THE WEEK PreK students learning computers Computers help kids learn through games By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer For those of you who dont know the least about computers who cant even fix the clock on a VCR or cant work your microwave oven consider joining a preldndergarten class like ones at Lamar Primary As near as ten years ago students were lucky to find computers in the high school but this is the era of technology and one kind find com puters on almost any campus in both the New Braunfels and Comal School Districts The thing is they are not afraid of said Maria Leach who teaches a prekindergarten class at Lamar They play a game where they have to match shapes and num The computer plays a tune when children pick the correct number They know how to turn them on and off and which keys to use By the end of the year they will know much more Principal Cris Vasquez said Lamar has a special teacher who visits twice each week in a computer lab a place where stu dents learn the basics of computers Schools such as Lamar provide the prekindergarten children the HeraldZeitung photo by CRAIQ HAMMETT Maria Leachs PreK class at Lamar Primary School use computers to help them learn fouryearolds with settings that could be found at any home Many homes today have electronic equip ment such as computers televisions VCRs tape recorders etc These classes have all these including the videos Even Barney Oh yes we have said Leach rolling her eyes and laughing She said students also like to use the tape recorders and she often works with students on projects tap ing them as they work They like to hear themselves on the she said Another area of the classroom comes complete with miniature play versions of refrigerators ovens iron ing boards cabinets and so forth The students learn about the larger models and safety rules for each one There are stations where children use toys to build things much like the old only a little more futuristic When this particular play period is over cleanup begins and ends in a The thing is they are not afraid of them They play a game where they have to match shapes and num Maria Leach Lamar teacher matter of minutes as children disas semble their structures turn off the computer put away the crayons and put dishes in the shelves Then the children gather as proof that some timetried things hold true unfolds They sit around a rocking chair which looks to be rather these children of the technological age and wait for the teacher to read a story HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Elroy Frlesenhahn John Herber Victor Sierra right were plotting the strategy for quickest assistance during a emer gency disaster drill held yesterday City holds practice disaster drill By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer A tornado ripped a quarter mile wide path of damage touching down near loop 337 and Landa and destroy ing homes and buildings and killing people as it moved east to Landa Park That was the scenario that con fronted New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker Wednesday morning as Emer gency Crews and personnel from sev eral agencies participated in a prac tice disaster preparedness drill The drill is a federal requirement for all cities who receive federal mon ey aiding any programs related to emergency preparedness City police fire and street personnel along with the mayor the city man ager New Braunfels Utilities Entex McKenna Memorial Hospital the Red Cross and the Department of Public Safety all participated in the annual fourhour exercise The response itself went pretty said Baker who was in charge of the operation Baker said emergency crews did not go into the areas that were marked as damaged or destroyed because they did not want to alarm residents Instead because this was a function al drill one that requires the move ment of personnel and equipment only crews were positioned around the dis aster area Baker said with some of the snags the exercise had it was clear to him that the city should exercise once a year aside from the federal require ment to do so Making sure that all the people that might be involved in a natural disaster of some kind get together at least once a year to sit around the table and talk about the things that might be required of them if a natural disaster actually He said they could repond to almost any emergency that came up howev er it was the coordiantion effort between groups that frustrated him Baker attributed some of this year For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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