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Kerrville Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Kerrville, Texas Kerrville daily times sunday december 12, 1999 vol. 91, no. 214 14 injured in school bus wreck near Cotulla state Page 2a lady pirates bitten by Timber wolves sports Page in 2 19gg one Dollar of Ferias Story retold life amp times Page in locally made gifts abound in the Hill country whittling away area scenery inspiration for chair renaming main Street questioned other 9-1-1 cities kept main Street name by Mark Loyd times staff writer while the City of Kerrville is faced with doing away with its Matin Street name As part of 9-1-1 addressing other area cities have kept the name. Kerrville to main Street actually is state Highway 27. Under the Kerr county 9-1-1 addressing guidelines state highways take precedence when it comes to naming. As a result Sidney Baker Street and Francisco Lemos Street which Are City streets named after War heroes would revert to their state designations a state Highway 16 and farm to Market 394 the goal of 9-1-1 addressing is to create a uniform addressing system to Speed response times of Law enforcement fire and emergency medical services personnel. It also is aimed at making the City and county easy to navigate for mail delivery and visitors. The idea of no More main Street however is not sitting Well with some. Mindy Wendele director of the Kerrville main Street program which works to revitalize the City to downtown said the change could Hurt the City to marketing efforts. A Oitt to going to be a Challenge considering we Are National main Street City a she said. Kerrville is one of 36 cities in the country with a National main Street designation. Wendele added however the program is Well aware of the safety issues associated with the name change. As for eliminating streets named after War heroes Wendele said it would water Down Kerrville to unique flavor. A when people come through Here on bus Tours and learn the streets Are named for people who paid the ultimate Price a they love it. That is what makes Kerrville unique a she said. Phillip Stacy vice president at Union state Bank 600 main Street and incoming president of the Kerrville downtown business association said having a business with a main Street address has some intangible Appeal. A othere is some implied value to having a business on main Street a he said. Councilman Stephen Fine a Kerrville native said he also understands the safety concerns but added a oif there to any see main Street. 7a residents with Post boxes asked to update addresses at voter registration office by Rosa Lavender times staff writer the Kerr county voter registrar to office has issued an Appeal to people who have Post office boxes in Kerrville to new Post office which now have a six digit Box number a the present number preceded by 29. If residents have not updated their mailing addresses at the Kerr county courthouse in the tax assessor collector to office where voter registrations Are processed they will need to do so in writing before the end of the Day on thursday dec. 16. Address confirmation cards will be sent to persons with Post office boxes in the new Kerrville Post office on dec. 20. If an address is wrong on the card the Post office cannot legally Forward a voter registration card. The voter registration list for see voters 7a he youth orchestra offers final concert of 1999 the Hill country youth orchestra will offer a mixture of traditional and contemporary Christmas music monday in its final concert of 1999. There will be no admission charge for the concert at 7 30 p.m., at the first United methodist Church on Thompson drive in Kerrville. The 48-member body includes Middle school and High school age musicians from Fredericksburg the Ingram Hunt area Junction Kerrville and Rocksprings. The 13-member string ensemble will open the program with too come o come Emmanuel a a away in a Manger and a Jingle Bells a followed by the 18-member string orchestra playing a Ost. Denio variations a three English carols a Coventry Carol and Irving berlins to a White ?� Karen Mckinney will conduct both the ensemble and the string orchestra. Or. Jay Dunnahoo will conduct the final segment by the string orchestra and woodwind brass and percussion players performing too holy night a a Jingle Bells forever and Leroy Anderson to a Christmas ?� further information on the orchestra is available from Lynda Ables at 830 257-0809. Creation local couple retires from blood drive chair inside � business 5-8b � nation 2a � i classifieds 9-14c � obituaries 6a � comics 8c � sports 1-3b � editorials 4a � to 7c � life amp times 1-4c � weather 15a Texas lottery pick 3 12/10/99 0-9-0 Cash 5 12/10/99 3-5-6-13-32 weather lotto 12/8/99 2-5-28-32-42-45 Texas million 12/3/99 12-18-30-39 tonight 70 percent Chance of rain tomorrow 50 percent Chance of rain More weather on Page Isa. The times is printed on recycled paper and May be recycled in the bin on the times premises 429 Jefferson St. By Mark Loyd times staff writer Harper a some might say there is Little More to do in this Small Hill country town than sit and stare into the pastures. That to what Ray a of spoons Campbell was doing when he was struck with inspiration. Campbell a Vietnam Veteran and former employee of the veterans administration was talking with a Friend when he eyed a Cedar Fence stay. A a Ostay is a thin Post usually set Between More sturdy posts to support wire fencing. The site gave Way to a question a of wonder if i could make a chair out of Fence stays a Campbell asked himself. Some 20 chairs and a year later the answer is �??� Campbell has worked with Wood for much of his life having worked As a Carpenter. A othe first thing i built was a table Back in High school shop a he said. That High school was located in new England but Campbell gave no specific state of origin. A oif it were so important in to still be there a he said with a smile. He built his first chair in 1998. A Oit was an awful lot of work. I told myself this is the first chair and the last chair in to Ever Gonna ?� the chair though Well built was a problem. A Oso Many people liked them they asked me to make More a he said. Campbell so far has kept his operation Small and works on his own terms. A of approach it More As an Art form a he said. Most of his pieces have been commissioned each is numbered and is embossed with Campello to logo a a likeness of himself. See chairs 6a Ray a of spoons Campbell strips a Cedar stay which will be fashioned into part of a new chair As he sits in one of his creations. The native Cedar chairs with Rawhide Bottoms Are incredibly sturdy. No nails Are used in the times photo by Ken Schmidt construction. Spoons built his first chair on a whim a Ojust to see if i could do ?� the response was immediate and positive. His chairs Are now in Homes across the country. By Rosa Lavender times staff writer people in local businesses would say a there comes the Vampire a when Marge Johnson brought in flyers for local blood drives. Her husband . Remembers How funny it was having aerobics on the stage at the same time the Bloodmobile was drawing blood from people in front. A sometimes you could no to Tell the difference in a pulse on a donor and the music on stage a . Said. Marge and . Johnson truly have saved More lives than most people will Ever have the Opportunity to save in a lifetime. After 17 years working with both the Waco red Cross Bloodmobile program and since 1992 with the South Texas blood and tissue Center in san Antonio the Johnsons have decided it is time to retire from their Volunteer jobs. For the past seven years the Johnsons have co chaired Kerrville blood drives. A Oit has really been a rewarding experience for us a . Said. A othe volunteers Are like a Happy ?� medical science has yet to develop is a successful synthetic replacement for human blood. For blood to be available to injured persons for surgery transfusions to treat blood disorders somebody human has to donate it. For blood donations to take place there must be volunteers to organize blood drives and the Johnsons have spent much of their time organizing the six blood drives held Here each year. A Otheir dedication concern and compassion for others have made a significant and positive difference in the lives of patients at Kerrville to Sid after 17 years Marge and . Johnson Are retiring from organizing blood drives. Working first with the Waco red Cross Bloodmobile program they spent the last seven years co chairing Kerrville blood drives for the South Texas blood and tissue Center in san Antonio. Peterson Hospital and the a is that the South Texas blood medical Center As Well As the additional 73 hospitals and Clin see retired 7a Courtesy photo i a

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