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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Unicorn volleyball team takes on Rattlers tonight See inside CENTS The Plaza Bandstand New Braunfels Herald 16 Pages in one section Wednesday September Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of BILL BIQQADIKE Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes o Bill Biggadike Dandle Crow ley Asa Gaddy Rebecca Augustn and Pam Callia River and aquifer information Comal River 250 cubicfeetper down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 10 Guadalupe River 114 Comal Garden Club to meet The Comal Garden Club will meet Sept 7 at at the home of Laura Behrendt 811 Oakwood Jan Kennady will speak on parliamentary procedures How to run for office The League of Women Vot ers meeting Thursday Sept 7 will feature a discussion entitled How to Run for Speak ers include Austin Political Pub lic Relations Manager Clarke Straughan and Bexar County Court at Law Judge Shay Gephart The meeting will start at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room at Victoria Bank Call Rose Marie Eash at 9803188 for information Public invited Help preserve Lake Dunlap Preserve Lake Dunlap Com mittee will meet at the Miller meeting room 1509 IH35 East at 7 Sept 7 Plans will be finalized for the waterski show barbecue dinner and auctions secheduled for Sept 16 at 6 at Riverbend Park Anyone wishing to donate door prizes or auction items to benefit the maintenance of the natural waterway should attend or contact Bob Peters at 6091441 or Paul Edelen at 6095769 Habitat For Humanity to meet Comal County Habitat For Humanity will hold its monthly group and combined commit tee meetings Thursday Sept 7 at at the CCHFH Office 260 S Seguin St Also the CCHFH will hold the groundkbreaking for its third home at 3 Sunday Sept 10 at 2040 W Mill St Water babies Water Babies Swim School annual fundraiser will be Sat urday Sept 9 at unti dark at Pecan Gap Ranch on FM 482 next to St Joseph Chapel Garage sale food plants pony rides and baked goods vendors and consign ments wanted For information call 6294894 All proceeds go to fund annual swim meet in September River cleanup needs volunteers The fifth annual Lower Guadalupe River Cleanup organized by Friends For Rivers will take place Satur day Sept 16 Registration starts at 9 at Whitewater Sports on Hwy 306 in Canyon Lake and at Rockin R River Rides on Loop 337 in New Braunfels A party will be held following the cleanup for all volunteers where they will get tshirts barbecue and live music Call 180055FLOAT fo information Vol 143 No 213 Welltimed rains mean bumper crops But dry weather now threatens livestock winter crops By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Recent scorching temperatures and dry weather have had a minimal impact on agriculture and livestock in the area However rain is needed in the near future if winter crops are to be abun dant Comal County Extension Agent Joe Taylor said producers are basically between crops He said the corn harvest ended about five to 10 days ago and winter crops such as wheat and oats have not been planted yet Were just kind of in between crops right now Harvesting was done before the dry hot weather and hopefully it will change before the next planting he said Taylor said crop yields have actual ly been above average He said corn yields were between 100175 bushels which is above the countys average of 90 bushels Grain Sorghum was also above the county average The high yields were due largely to cooler weather early planting and rain in April and May he added When the plants got dry they were able to establish their root system in the soil and pull out water Then we got the rain we needed It got dry after he said However Taylor said rain is needed for planting winter crops Producers usually want rain within a few days after planting the seeds Otherwise they start dusting in wheat and oats and plant it dry This makes the seeds more susceptible to the environment said Taylor Without any rain youre taking a chance with birds and insects and wind All you can do is hope your seed will he said The dry weather has had a negative effect on livestock in the area Most ranchers are running out of grazing area for their animals have started to give them supplemental feed including hay and molasses The supplements are airned at keep ing the animals proteirl level up said Taylor The weather has also had an effect on hay Taylor said he is getting hay show entries for the Comal County Fair ready He said the look good despite the fact thdt producers were only able to get about two cut tings compared to the uslual three or four He said this is because of the dry weather The only insect problem Taylor said he has heard about is with white flies which are common in home gardens and ornamental plants He said he has heard that the valley has had a severe problem with it but has not seen a big problem in Comal County He said several chemicals are avail able to get rid of the flies Taylor said that thanks to timing of the two seasons the heat and the dry weather have not had too large of an impact However he said a continued lack of rain could lead to bigger prob lems Canyon Lake chamber aims to double members HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tune time The Comal Community Band performed yesterday at Landa Park for the GermanAmerican Societys annual picnic The band is plan ning a trip to Germany next July Counselor encourages families to express feelings in wake of apparent middle sehool suicide By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher Parents should encourage their youngsters to talk about the suicide of a New Braunfels Middle School student according to New Braunfels psychologist Dr Nancy Logan This is the single biggest piece of helping kids get through a Dr Logan said Let them express their The family counselor said youngsters par ticularly those who knew the 14yearold victim or were close to him might feel anger grief sadness confusion and even guilt could I have done how come 1 didnt see the Parents should just listen and encourage their kids to talk said the family coun selor Help them know its normal to feel responsible but theyre And Dr Logan said parents need to realize that its going to last a its not going to go away right She said parents of youngsters close to the victim should watch for changes in mood or behavior and if a parent feels his or her kid is getting really caught up in this they should seek professional The psychologist said a youngster could begin to be depressed and parents should realize that not only sadness but irritability could signal that developing depression Parents should also watch for an increase in drug or alcohol use or other kinds of self destructive behavior she said What tends to happen is that the kids and sometimes even the schools tend to focus in on this almost glamorizing it But that passes What to fear is that people who feel neglected or ignored begin to think that they can have their own shining day But what they need to know is that they wont be around to see Dr Logan said It helps for parents to talk about other ways to solve she said At highest risk Dr Logan said are those who were closest to the dead youth It can help to write a goodbye letter and read it at the grave site or really the New Braunfels psychologist said It helps to express the NBISD officials announce good budget news By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict made final budget amendments and offi cials are saying a combination of good planning and good fortune put them in the red Assistant Superintendent of Finance Lonnie Curtis said the 199495 budget was amended to reflect what was actually spent and there were changes in both expenditures and in revenue The expenditures for the 199495 revised budget were and after amend ments it went to which was an increase of However Curtis said the increase in spending was offset by a increase in revenues Curtis said this resulted in an additional being put in reserves We still ended up with in reserves even though our expenditures went up If we had to go into the reserves for funds we would have been in the red but we were clearly in the he said NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the extra funds in the reserves are due to people in the district using restraints and that is not uncommon He said the staff did a great job budgeting items Its real gratifying to know adminis trator and as a taxpayer that there are people in this district that know how to watch said Bradberry In the expenditures section of the budget the largest savings was in the area instruction which was Payroll accounted for of it Curtis said this is because salaries for the first 16 days of the 199596 school year were added to the 199495 budget Curtis said the dis trict really has no way to know how much this By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer We really pro mote the businesses who are members of the chamber of Ernie Pavlock will be and just estimates The second largesf decrease was in the area of guidance and counr seling services Of the decrease was in the payroll section The largest increase in expenditures in facilities acquisition and construq tion This was due to construction projects in thp district such as the new addition at Seele the girls softball field and the bond construction projects The second largest decrease was in general administration This was largely due to the cost associated with the tax office audit and legal service Curtis said this really is not bad though because it will be offset by the tax revenue collected All in all our people did a great job of knowing what was there to spend and working within those said Bradberry The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is hop ing to double its membership during its fall mem bership campaign Our chamber of commerce is starting to chamber president Ernie Pavlock said It is important that we get new members involved in the chamber so that we can use their The 1995 Fall Mem bership Drive began on Friday and will last until September 30 Pavlock said that the chamber would like to double its current membership which is 310 members during the drive To make the fall drive suc cessful chamber mem bers are asked to recruit at least one new member into the chamber Chamber Executive Secretary Wanda Truchsess said that businesses and individuals obtain many advantages when they join the chamber You get to make so many contacts and meet new people when you join the Truchsess said Our mixers give businesses the opportunity to do some Truchsess said that membership is not limited to individuals or businesses residing at Canyon Lake The chamber welcomes people from New Braun fels Seguin San Marcos San Antonio and other areas who do business in the Canyon Lake area They people from other areas are welcome to join the chamber as an active business Truchsess said What a better way to say thank you to the people who patronize your business than to join the There are two chamber membership levels to choose from associate a year and business a Business memberships have a seat on the chamber board of directors Associate members do not vote However they do have a voice in the chamber Truchsess said Our chamber members are the most community minded people we Truchsess said People in the chamber whether they be business or associate members have a voice in the future of the and we do listen to Pavlock said that businesses should join the cham ber because they will get more recognition and cus tomers within the Canyon Lake community We really promote the businesses who are mem bers of the chamber of Pavlock said If someone asks me where to buy a widget I will direct them to a business which is part of the cham ber not to one which is not part of it Recently a new business member told me how proud he was of the chamber for increasing his business He said five out of six new reservations at his resort were a result of the chamber of commerce referring those people to Truchsess who has been executive secretary for three months promises that the chamber will be active for the remainder of this year and well into 1996 Truchsess said the chamber will look to improve its image around the community We will do more public speaking so that we will get the word around about the Truchsess said We will continue to aggressively recruit new members and look to advertise in the media whether it be print or get our word In October the chamber will promote year round tourism of Canyon Lake by hosting a tour for the Alamo Area Council of Governments New and current members are invited to the chamber mixer on Thursday Sept 14 at the law offices of Charles Stephens II from 4 at Canyon Lake Plaza in Saltier Twentyone days at sea and the adventure continues See Opinion Page 4
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