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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A Q Heraldzaitung p Thursday July Archives Anonymous Great trips can fit on a shoestring Students arent the only ones who look forward to summer all year long If the thought of a tropical holiday an outdoor adventure or an historical attraction is what youre dreaming about it must be that summer is upon us For consumers who are already struggling to make ends meet paying for a vacation may seam like the impossible dream However with careful planning willbe able to afford some type of getaway vacation according to the Consumer Credit Counseling Service CCCS suggests budgetminded travelers follow three steps Step No 1 Plan in Advance Figure your budget As soon as possible sit down and look at your budget If you dont have one create one by tracking your income and expenses The budget helps you know how much money you have available for travel Research vacation offers Visit the library and check out travel guides or do some research through the Internet One site for the budget minded traveler is Step No 2 Consider the Options Centex Set priorities For some people staying on the beach is very important while others dont mind a short walk or ride Decide what aspects of a vacation are a real priority to your family and pay for mem but cut corners on items of lesser importance Be creative Day trips or a weekend getaway could take the place of an extended expensive vacation Check out campgrounds or state parks and consider vacationing with another family Shop around Airline and hotel rates vary dramatically Be sure to ask for the lowest rate Step No 3 How to Pay Evaluate your payment options Decide how you will pay for your vacation If you decide to get a loan shop around for the lowest interest Start saving now Set up a special vacation fund if not for this summer for next Plan how you will use credit Taking along a credit card on vacation makes good sense They reduce the need to carry large amounts of cash However use credit cards carefully Submitted by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service four best value everyday AA97045 By Michelle Oatman and John Moler photo editor Special to the HeraldZeitung 1 think everyone in town must have had a good time this past Fourth of July weekend lounging by the river picnicking at the park 1 know this because everyone was so busy having a good time they forgot to call in identifications for our two picture last week AA97045 is our American Flag and these nine clever people need to have some names attached to this picture so they dont get put in Copy Paper is always on SALE 154 S Business IH35 next to Adobe Cafe 6293979 the record book as anonymous people as a Look closely and try and give us one name whom we can hunt down to get the rest of the names AA97046 is five pretty ladies in one pretty car I cant believe that someone did not claim to know one of these beauties Get together and see if you know them This week we found two cuties These kids are just adorable Give us call and help us get their names into our computers We went through our numerous baseball pictures and picked this 1959 group AA97048 is one fine team of New Braunfels AllStars These men probably are taking their own children to games now The Sophienburg Archives Gift Shop 200 N Seguin is having a summer clearance 50 percent off fine gift items books and handmade items Stop in and take a look before its all gone As always KEEP READING KEEP REMEMBERING KEEP CALLING 6291900 Or stop in at the Sophienburg Archives 200 N Seguin The Old City Hall CANT KEEP UP WE CAN HELP Child Support Medical Bills Past Due Auto Loans Back House Payments Back Taxes Credit Card Debts AJI Can Be Included QNSOLIDATION Also known as Debt Consolidation or Wage Earner Plan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy STOP CREDITOR HARASSMENT NO CREDIT NEEDED Call 18003423871 Local 3416303 Patience war luck make a garden 24HOUR RECORDED INFORMATION San Antonio By GEORGE BRIA Associated Press POUND RIDGE AP An old man contemplating his garden finds many changes over the years Hes changed the garden but the garden has also changed him The vegetable patch Im cultivating this summer seems a distant relative to the one started back in 1951 Sure Im still growing tomatoes But my tomatoes of yesteryear were bigger reflecting a youthful belief that big is better Now medium and small please me more And 1 find the smallest of all the currant no bigger than a gumdrop the tastiest Also I used to aim for the earliest feeling Id achieved something by picking the first tomato late in July instead of early August Now 1 bide my time the better taste of the later maturing fruit having made me a more patient and perhaps wiser man And Ive learned not to insist on trying to create from the garden what can be done quicker and better from the supermarket Thus Ive stopped using my own tomatoes to make pasta sauce 1 get a much richer and thicker sauce by mixing storebought cans of peeled and pureed tomatoes But 1 do use my own fruit to make greattasting dried tomato slices in the hydrator 1 used to grow a lot of pole string beans Now my only poles are for limas which grow as large as quarters in their pods and are richer tasting than the bush varieties Reflecting an increased appreciation of foreign produce my only string beans now are the sweet and tender baby frenchies as thin as shoelaces In recent years Ive also discovered fresh shell beans captivated by the taste and texture This is a gardeners perk for youre not likely to find shell beans in the market other than the dried ones The French flageolet excels in taste but in my garden its stingy in production One called Midnight Black Turtle on the other hand yields bountifully Another good yielder ie the Italian strawberry bean Borlotto A latterday showpiece of my garden is my hotbed a boxlike transparent plastic frame covering a paich of ground that is heated by the sun and an electric cable inserted three inches under the soil This gives me lettuce and other salad greens The vegetable patch Im cultivating this summer seems a distant relative to the one I started back in deep into January and starting again in March when the rest of the garden is frozen solid or covered with snow Ive dropped some early enthusiasms like trying to grow artichokes in an unfavorable climate I did succeed once in getting one artichoke head out of a dozen plants a thrill best left as a onceina lifetime experience I keep planting eggplant year after year hoping for mild weather to give me the good harvest get only now and then Here again the taste seems worth the effort Some plants like broccoli require hardly any effort producing good heads and florets from June into December and I swear by them Gardeners can be fickle too I used to love Swiss chard but mysteriously Ive stopped growing it Peppers on the other hand have gotten to occupy more and more space as I experiment with nuances of heat A mild chili called Anaheim has pleased me the most so far My asparagus patch now decades keeps producing hundreds of luscious spears year after year and seems sure to outlive me Funny about the asparagus I started growing it at one end of the garden but it did poorly So I shifted to the other end it was lucky I did so for it thrived No doubt a horticulturist could find solid reasons for the improvement I like to think that luck also rules in the garden EDITORS NOTE George Bria retired from the AP in 1981 after 40 years that included coverage of World War II from 6066707 246 W San Antonio SALE EXTENDED 10 Off Everything Made in USA New Braunfels Decorative WindmiifI Ryobt Gas Electrfc Trtt Vulcan 20 Lawn tyl Ames Mongoose Garden Tools S StackOn Tool Chests Hand Tools Drill Power Lasko Box Fans AIR FILTER SALE 12x24x1 12x20x1 16x25x1 20 x 20 x 1 20 x 25 x 1 All Other Sizes 15 Off THRi SUMMER HOURS i Monday Wednesday 8 6 Thursday Saturday 88 Sunday 115 TOOBS 4 SALE TRACTOR SUPPLYC2 PRICES GOOD THROUGH JULY 19TH 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