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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                I HeraldZeitung g Wednesday December g 3A Extension service offers pesticide training The Comal County Extension Service will sponsor a pesticide applicators training and testing for private and noncommercial pesticide licenses for agricultural producers interested in obtaining a license to apply restricted and state limiteduse pesticides The training will take place in the meeting room of the Comal County Extension Service on Jan 13 The noncommercial training and testing begins at through noon with Jose Juarez of the Texas Department of Agriculture administering the test Persons interested in obtaining a noncommercial license should call the Extension office by Dec 19 to register and order books for self study Cost for the non commerciai testing will be approximately for the study books Noncommercial pesticide applicator license holders are required to obtain five hours of continuing education credits per year with one of those hours in either Integrated Pest Management or Drift Minimization and one hour in Laws and Regulations in order to recertify annually Noncommercial license holders must also pay a annual renewal fee The private applicator training and testing will begin at 1 and last until approximately 5 Persons interested in obtaining a private applicators license should call the Extension office by Dec 19 to register and to order books Private applicator books are available at a cost of each Private applicators are required to obtain 15 hours of continuing education credits in a 5year period with two of those hours in Integrated Pest Management or Drift Minimization and two hours in Laws and Regulations is paid every five years once CEU credits are completed in order to recertify For information about the training and testing call 620 3440 Family friends stalking is good reason for girl to fear DEAR ABBY You printed a letter from a scared 15yearold girl who was being pestered by a family friend and whose parents did not take her fear seriously To Quaking in I would like to say If Sam has taken photos of you at the mall and is leaving suggestive notes on your door he is already stalking you Do something about it now Go to the police and let them know your I am a convicted sex offender and I see it as only a matter of time before this man comes after this young lady and rapes her The police should be notified immediately She is in my prayers TREATEDIN MONROE WAStt DEAR TREATED The girls letter brought a flood of mail from readers who identified with it and offered advice Read on DEAR ABBY Your advice fell a little short She is worried that Sam might start stalking her Ive got news for you He already is California stalking laws are very specific and Sams activities would definitely qualify as such Sam is 34 and trying to start a relationship with a 15yearold Last time I checked that was illegal consensual or not Being drunk is no excuse She would be best advised to talk to the police and seek a restraining order When looking for friends maybe her parents should look somewhere other than the local bar BR VAN IN CALIFORNIA DEAR ABBY Im 32 but when I was 15 a friend of my brothers who is 10 years older than me started making passes at me This went on for about two months It ended with my being raped The emotional scars I have dealt with the physical scars I cover up Abby Quaking in California has reason to be afraid Sam is stalking her and if her parents wont listen she should take copies of the notes from her fathers friend to the police IN FRESNO CALIF DEAR ABBY I knew I had to write when I read the letter from That was me 20 years ago I spent several years of my life afraid to attend any family gatherings If I went I would be afraid even to go to the bathroom for fear Uncle Pete would follow me My parents thought I was an overimaginative child too young to know what was going on Well one night Uncle Pete passed out on our couch and I woke up to find him all over me He ripped off my clothes and I thought he was going to rape me I managed to push him off me and scream Uncle Pete ran out of the house and I never saw him again My dad made sure of it Abby too many parents think their children are too young to know what sexual harassment is but theyre not Children know the feelings of shame and fear when someone makes sexual moves on them even if they dont know what to call those feelings But there is a name for it sexual abuse of children Her instincts should be applauded but she needs help fast Most rapes are committed by a family friend or member not by an unknown Parents must teach their children not to succumb to the child predator 1 go to your counselor or teachers or the police If you cant do that find an adult you can trust maybe the mother of a friend If you came to me I would help and there are many other good people who would too Good luck and may the Lord keep you safe SURVIVOR IN SIMPSONV1LLE DEAR READERS I regret that space limitations prevent me front printing all of the excellent letters I have received offering support and direction for Quaking in However tomorrow I will print two more from professionals who work with children Stay tuned To order How to Write Letters for All send a business sized selfaddressed envelope plus check or money order for in Canada to Dear Abby Letter Booklet Box 447 Mount Morris 111 610540447 Postage is Unlimited Internet New Braunfels San Antonio 6259473 4959473 56K ISDN No Busy Signals Deer quail hunters find quality game COLLEGE STATION Texas This years weather conditions have produced excellent quail and deer hunting without last years fear of lowquality game reports the Texas Agricultural Extension Service Dr Don Steinbach of College Station Extension program leader for wildlife and fisheries sciences said the quality of quail and deer has broken the declining trend over recent years It has been several years since we had a good quail Steinbach said Also this year Appling from El Campo killed the biggest deer entered in the Muy Grande Contest in La Salle County According to Steinbach hunters can thank favorable weather We have had good quality deer and quail primarily due to good he said Extension wildlife secialist Dr affected hunting The acorn crop in East and Central Texas has caused deer not to feed on bait and has made hunting a little harder from he said Rollins said dry conditions since late summer have delayed winter weed and some small grain growth Steinbach said that the size of this years deer cannot be fully determined until the Texas Big Game Awards Program entries have been tabulated District Extension director Tony Douglas for the East Texas region said livestock are doing well despite grazing conditions Winter pastures are improving and they are offering limited Douglas said However livestock are fair to good with active calving and steady market Scott Durham district Extension director for the West Central region jjsaid most wheat crcrrjs are in fail CENTRAL TEXAS soil moisture adequate Heavy feeding under way on pastures with poor grazing on winter pastures Wheat planting nearing completion Pecan yields good but poor quality reported in some areas COASTAL BEND soil moisture adequate to surplus Winter pasture planting delayed due to frequent rains Some wheat fields are becoming water logged Oat stands look good Second rice crop yields better than expected Late soybeans yielded well SOUTH TEXAS soil moisture short Pasture range growth delayed by cool temperatures Onion crop good but some early stand damage by birds Cabbage carrot crops good Greens pepper harvest under way Citrus harvest under way Centex plus four best value everyday UPS SHIPPING 900 South Seguin Ave by the underpass 6293979 RITE RESURFACING DIAMONDRITE SERVICE SPECIALS OUR PROCESS IS WARRANTED OUR PROCESS LAST LAST LAST LAST SAVINGS OF 65 IN MOST CASES VERSUS REPLACEMENT WE CAN REFINISH OR RESURFACE THE FOLLOWING KITCHEN COUNTEKTOPS BATHTUBS Reg TILE SHOWERS VANITIES 830 6207500 OR 830 6069210 Commissioners meet Thursday At its meeting Thursday Comal County Commissioners Court will take action on the following road and zoning items combining two lots of the Canyon Lake Village West subdivision lots 918 and 919 into one lot combining two lots in Scenic Hills subdivision lots 31 and 32 into one lot final approval of Heritage Park Unit No 2 determining platting requirements on a 25acre track off FarmtoMarket 1863 hear a report from County Engineer Tom Homseth on progress of engineering projects Commissioners Court will discuss the following workshop items They are for the courts information only and no action will be taken presentation by Comal County YMCA Project Director Ginny Eanes on YMCA projects The YMCA currently operates an after school program in the New Braunfels Independent School District discussion of the countys investment policies The county periodically reviews its investments according to County Judge Carter Casteel Commissioners court is scheduled to discuss and act on the following action agenda items The court has the option of postponing or tabling the items for commissioners say they need more information before they act discuss and act on an item postponed at the Nov 26 meeting funding of the Bulverde volunteer fire station The station has already been built Casteei said Commissioners will consider helping the Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department get a lower interest loan on the construction discuss and approve the purchase of West Law CDs Tower Network Source and consider how to pay for it appoint a member to the Alamo Area Council of Governments Criminal Justice Planning Committee 1991 Covey numbers are up as is covey Rollins said He said populations of scaled or blue quail in particular have rebounded nicely from recent years Rollins commented that quail hunting reports have shown that quail hunting has increased everywhere but some areas have shown significantly stronger numbers than other areas Quail hunting has been the strongest in areas west of a line from Wichita Falls to Del he said He said that deer size has increased 10 percent across the board Steinbach said good quality game has sparked a renewed interest in hunting License sales are up and public hunting areas are being used he said The youth hunting program of the Texas Wildlife Association has many young people out getting their first hunting Despite promising overall conditions Steinbach said that high forage quality in some areas has Most wheat has emerged but crops in general need Durham said One or two fields have been sown early and could be grazed in two The following specific livestock crop and weather conditions were reported by district Extension directors WEST CENTRAL TEXAS soil moisture very short to adequate Pastures need rain Livestock good but body condition declining with persistent cool temperatures Cotton harvest 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