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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A g HeraldZeitung Q Thursday December 18 1997 Service league n Photo submitted Mary Dodgen of Gruene Market Plate holds an angel ornament selected as a gift to honor New Braunfels Service League Sustaining Members On New Braunfels Service League honored its sustaining members at the leagues annual Christmas luncheon at Gristmill Restaurant Members honored each Sustainer with an angel ornament The sustainers continue to serve the league by hosting events to raise money and gifts for local charities and with their guidance by sharing their experience in volunteerlsm They are not required to attend monthly meetings but continue to be very active In the community The members appreciate the opportunity to recognize and honor their ongoing contributions to the league and the community American Legion sponsors oratorical contest High school students of Comal County have been invited by The American Legion Comal Post No 179 to compete in the 14th District Annual High School Oratorical Contest The invitation to enter the competition was extended by Post Commander Joe O Guzman and Post Oratorical chairman Hugh L Talbott The contest for New Braunfels High School has been requested with the full cooperation of local school officials counselors and speech teachers have been given information and applications to pass on to students interested in participating in the local contest The subject in the prepared portion of the contest must be about some If youre interested High school students in Comal County who are interested in entering the competition may find complete rules and contest information at local high schools American Legion Oratorical Chairman Hugh Talbott at 6251472 or Cecil Konkel at 6256694 phase of the Constitution of the United States emphasizing the duties Celebrate yule at LBJ state park Celebrate a Hill Country Christmas with President Johnsons family and the Lyndon B Johnson National and State Historical Parks staff On Sunday at 6 join President Johnsons family for the 27th annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the LBJ State Historical Park in Stonewall The ceremony will precede holiday bus tours of the LBJ Ranch and the SauerBeckmann Farm Free tickets for the bus tours of the LBJ Ranch and the SauerBeckmann Farm will be distributed from the State Park Visitor Center beginning at 4 on Sunday National Park Service buses will begin boarding immediately after the tree lighting ceremony Get heaters checked to avoid carbon monoxide Homeowners throughout the Flitex service territory are preparing their homes for the heating season as cold weather sets in Entex encourages all gas customers to have their appliances checked periodically to ensure their safe operation The first big cold spell encourages seasonal customers to call in to get their gas turned back Robert Jones president and chief operating officer of Entex said This is a good time to remind customers of the importance of having their heating systems inspected annually by a qualified technician to ensure that the equipment is in good operating condition for when very cold weather gets Heating units should be inspected yearly preferably prior to the heating season Carbon monoxide CO is a poisonous gas that is colorless odorless tasteless and nonirritating When breathed CO combines with the blood and prevents it from absorbing oxygen Carbon monoxide can be produced by incomplete combustion often the result of improperly adjusted or poorly vented appliances Any fuelburning equipment or appliance including wood stoves fireplaces space heaters barbecue grills furnaces water heaters boilers and ranges has the potential to produce carbon monoxide Annual checkups of these appliances help ensure proper and safe operation of these types of appliances and equipment Consumers should follow manufacturers operating instructions properly for their gas heating equipment Do not use stove top burners or ovens to heat a room they are not designed for this use Crack windows slightly if using unvented space heaters A CO detector is another line of defense against carbon monoxide in your home If you decide to buy a CO detector Entex recommends Take care when hitting the roads this winter rreacherous winter weather conditions can make travel along I exits mails a dangerous proposition The lexas Department of Public urges motorists to pay attention to changing weather conditions anil prepare for the winter ing season Vve urge motorists to use extreme caution driving under winter weather conditions Slow Col Dudley Thomas director of DPS said Wear your seatbelts and drive careliilly When its snowy or icy its always best to avoid travel it Stranded motorists should call the DPS helpline at lSOO5255555 for assistance from a DPS trooper lor current road conditions its best to your local news reports or look up the Texas Department of Public Transportations website at hup Vv mtei driving tips include Wear your seatbelt and make sure your children are buckled up Remember that ice forms lirsi in hridyes overpasses and areas If von hit a patch of ice stay ofTyour brakes and decelerate slowly holding the car steady as you go over the ice Speed is the main problem with ilnung on ice Adjust your speed to lit the weather conditions Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you If car goes into a skid take your foot oil the gas pedal but dont hit the brake Steer gently in the direction vou want the front of the ear to go As the car straightens out you will be able to regain traction and control Check your battery before cold weather sets in Battery power dips in cold weather Keep blankets a firstaid kit Hares jumper cables tire chains a flashlight ice scraper and gloves in your car Take a food supply of candy bats or dried fruit in case you become stranded Keep the gasoline level as high as possible to prevent water condensation in the tank Check the automobiles motor oil transmission fluid ignition system lights heater cooling system and wipers purchasing one with an audible alarm and continuous digital display Also be sure it is tested to the national standard for residential CO detectors Anyone experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure including sleepiness headaches dizziness nausea or flulike symptoms can call Entex at 713 6592111 Entex a Houston Industries Incorporated company is a diversified energy concern primarily engaged in the sale and distribution of natural gas Headquartered in Houston Entex serves more than million customers in Texas Louisiana and Mississippi A NEW BUSINESS IN TOWN IZAAKS PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICES offering Holiday Special Evening Rates Offices Banks Beauty Salons Daycafes Apartments Country Clubs Houses Many years of experience with excellent references Serious callers only pm pm MF 8303720049 Ask for David CONSERVATION Make this holiday season last The BOXCAR WISE MEN STILL SEEK 620041 I MERRY CHRISTMAS 1259 LOOP 337 Start the new year fresh and get an early start on next years holiday tree After the tinsel ornaments and lights from this years Christmas tree are safely tucked away bring it to one of the PEC offices listed below We will mulch it and spread the chips in parks and play grounds throughout the Hill Country on a firstcome firstserve basis Then well give you an Afghan pine seedling to grow for next year Bring your tree during business hours from December 29 to January 7 and let PEC help to bring new life to your holiday season Trees may be dropped off at PEC offices in Bertram Canyon Lake Cedar Park Johnson City Lake Travis Manchaca and Marble Falls Pederncdes Electric Cooperative Inc and obligations of a citizen to the United States government The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be 810 minutes in length The American Legion Post who sponsors the student ofteh makes a small contribution to the college the student chooses to attend The 14th Distftct offers scholarships to District contest winner to second place and to third place The 14th District contest will be at American Legion Post No 179 Post Home 410 Wesl Coll New Braunfels The contest date is at on Jan 4 In addition to the awards to winners of the various elimination rounds of competition university scholarships of and will be awarded to the first through third places in the National Finals Each state winner who competes in the first round of the nationalcontest will receive a scholarship The top three orators who have won all previous elimination rounds of the contest will vie for honors in the 1998 National Contest on April 1819 at the IUPUI Conference Center and Hbtel Indianapolis Ind High school students in Comal County who are interested in entering the competition may find complete rules and contest information at local high schools American Legion Oratorical Chairman Hugh Talbott at 6251472 or Cecil Konkel at 625 6694 NOTICE To the person or persons that Stole the Deer Santa Christmas Decorations from my lawn please know that I am praying that this Minor theft will not lead you to a criminal career eventual jail Your Victim Carmelita Horan Centex four best value everyday UPS SHIPPING 900 South Seguin Ave by the underpass 6293979 For fill Your Body Shop Needs BECKER MOTOR CO 547 S Seguin New Braunfels 6063463 Bringing Energy to the Texas Hill Coi o in We have professional solutions Inc 8306252200 Morris Herring has opened his own automotive business in New Braunfels Tx located at 991 South Castell St Brake Solutions Inc will specialize in brakes alignments and suspension work We will be happy to help you with professional solutions for all of your automotive needs Rather we personally fix your vehicle or advise you of who we think could best solve your vehicle problems professionally I would like to thank all of my family friends and customers for their encouragement and support God Bless All Morris Herring Bualnfti IH 35 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