New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
8A □ Herald-Zeitung g Thursday December 18, 1997
Mary Dodgen of Gruene Market Plate holds an angel ornament selected as a gift to honor New Braunfels Service League Sustaining Members. On Dec.9, New Braunfels Service League honored its sustaining members at the league’s annual Christmas
luncheon at Gristmill Restaurant.
Members honored each Sustainer with an angel ornament. The sustained 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 volunteerism. 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 somelf you’re 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 625-1472 or Cacti Konkel at 625-6694.
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Celebrate yule at LBJ state park
Celebrate a Hill Country Christmas with President Johnson's family and the Lyndon B. Johnson National and State Historical Parks staff. On Sunday at 6 p.m., join President Johnson’s 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 Sauer-Beckmann Farm.
Free tickets for the bus tours of the LBJ Ranch and the Sauer-Beckmann Farm will be distributed from the State Park Visitor Center beginning at 4 p.m. cm Sunday.
National Park Service buses will begin boarding immediately after the tree lighting ceremony.Get heaters checked to avoid carbon monoxide
Homeowners throughout the Entex service territory are preparing their homes tor 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 11 r st big cold spell encourages seasonal customers to call in to get their gas turned back on.” Robert Jones, president and chiel operating officer of Entex. said “I his 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 here.”
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 non-imtating. 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 p«H»rly vented appliances.
Any fuel-burning 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 check-ups 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 lf you decide to buy a CO detector, Entex recommends
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 flu-like symptoms, can call Entex at 713-659-2111.
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 1.4 million customers in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Take care when hitting the roads this winter
I rc.K herons winter weather conditions can make travel along levis roads a dangerous proposition I he texas Department of Public S.itetv urges motorists to pay attention to changing weather conditions ami prepare tor the winter driv mg season
We urge motorists tv* use extreme caution when driving under winter weather conditions Slow down,” Col Dudley I bonus, director of DPS. said "Wear your seatbelts and drive carefully W hen it’s snowy or icy, it’s always hest to av possible ”
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• Check the automobile’s motor oil, transmission fluid, ignition system, lights, heater, cooling system and j wipers
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Stranded motorists should call the DPS helpline at I-SOO->25-5555 for assistance from a DPS trooper
I or current road conditions, it's liesi to watch vour local news reports. or look up the Texas Department tit Public transportation's website at http www do! stale IX us.
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• Wear vour seatbelt, arui make sure your children are buckled up
• Remember that ice ton us first iii bridges, overpasses and study areas It you Im a (latch of ice. slav off your brakes aud decelerate slowly, holding the car steady as you go over the ice
• Speed is the main problem with driving t*n ice Viiust your speed to
onditions Keep a sate e car iii front of you goes into a skid, lake e gas pedal but don’t Steer gently in the
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• It your car your loot off ll hit the I direction to go A' will be ; control
• C heck your battery before cold weather sets rn Hatters power dips in cold weather
• Keep blankets, a first aid kit, flares, jumper cables, tire chains, a flashlight, ice scraper and gloves in y our car I ake a food supply of candy bats or dried fruit in case you become stranded
• keep the gasoline level as high as
Start the new year fresh, and get an early start on next year’s holiday tree. After the tinsel, ornaments and lights from this year’s 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 playgrounds throughout the Hill Country on a first-come, first-serve basis. Then we ll 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, Kyte/Buda, Lake Travis, Manchaca and Marble Falls.
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and obligations of a citizen to the United States government. The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be 8-10 minutes in length.
The American Legion Post who sponsors the student often makes a small contribution to the college the student chooses to attend. The 14th Distinct offers $200 scholarships to District contest winner, $100 to second place and $75 to third place. The 14th District contest will be at American Legion Post No. 179 Post Home, 410 West Coll St., New Braunfels. The contest date is* at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 4.
* In addition to the awards to winners of the various elimination rounds of competition, university scholarships of $18,000, $16,000 and
$14,000 will be awarded to the first through third places in the National Finals. Each state winner who competes in the first round of the national contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
TIm top three orators who have won all previous elimination rounds of the contest will vie for honors in the 1998 National Contest on April 18-19, at the IUPUI Conference Center and Hotel, 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 625-1472 or Cecil Konkel at 625-6694.* NOTICE *
To the person or persons that Stole the Deer Sc 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.
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