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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas UfcHYL CLARK /HERALD ZEITUNG ••ga 6 Herald Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, December 31,1985 CERYL CLARK/HE RA LD ZEIT UNGSoil conservationMaking cookies Guadalupe Silvas, left, and Qiana Longoria, left, make stained glass cookies as part of a holiday project at Carl Schurz elementary school. The students are in Jackie Brinkkoeter's class.Farmers, ranchers use improved methods in 1985 By CARL ENGLER!N Soil conoorvationist During l‘.wr>. member farmers and ranchers of the I’omal-Guadalupc Soil and Water Conservation District made excellant progress in applying soil and water conservation practices The conservation district set its major concerns and problems and concentrated its efforts on them. In all. it was a good year for conservation progress and the distinct Member fanners and ranchers took advantage of the above average rainfall year after the IWD drought and applied several beneficial practices with assistance from the district s technical agency, the Soil Conservation Service Some of the practices were critical area treat Horoscope By Stella Wilder TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 Born today, you have been endowed with a great variety of talents Though this makes you the envy of many, it can be a difficulty for you, as you often become distracted by your own abilities and wind up unable to live up to your potential in any area It is essential that you choose one strength for concentrated development if you are to meet with the success you are indeed capable of -- without, of course, ignoring all the others that are. at the very least, sources of recreational pleasure to you. You have excellent judgment, though often you fail to use it to your best advantage. You are highly emotional. and too often let rationality fall by the wayside, leaving yourself vulnerable to your own overreactive nature You are an affectionate, loving ment, brush management, range seeding, deferred grazing, fencing and pasture planting Critical area treatement is one practice where a farmer or rancher doesn’t look forward to a lot of rain Critical areas are areas actively eroding, leaving hugh gullies from high rainfall runoff The critical area treatment practice is simply renovating the areas of severe erosion with conservation techniques The conservation techniques used in treatment may include such land work of shaping and filling the gully, terracing to divert excess water from the area, planting a vegetative cover, fertilizing and weed control to help the new vegetation make a good cover to prevent erosion, and management of the area Depending on the severity of erosion, the treatment could cost the landowner as much as SHOO per acre or as little as Sloper acre. One of the district’s major concerns and problems is soil erosion and the critical area treatment practice is one effective way to treat the problem. Farmers and ranchers being assisted by the St’S have treated more than I.IMH) acres of severe erosion areas in the district. Farmers and ranchers are trimly concerned in solving their soil erosion problems Through the local conservation district, a special program on critical area treatment and cost share assistance has been available to accelerate application of soil conserving techniques in authorized water sheds such as the Comal River and York Creek Watershed projects This will probably he the last year the practice will Ik* available on a cost share basis through the district. Another conservation practice which farmers and ranchers have made good progress in this past year is brush management. This practice covers all techniques having to do with effective control of woody en-crouching plants on grassland. Infestation of brush on our grassland have robbed the land of grass cover, water resources to grow grass, and have caused soil erosion and range deterioration During the year of slightly above rainfall average of 32 inches is a good time to do some of the most expensive brush control techniques These individual, however, and find great joy in family life. Also born on this date ara Ban Kingalay, actor; John Denver, contemporary singer/songwriter. To see what is in store for you tomorrow. find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 1 CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan. ll) - A good day to re-examine values, priorities Be honest with yourself; project in the works may not be for you AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - It is essential that you assert yourself in all areas today, family, friends, co-workers. You earn respect from rival. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ~ Though you may be tempted to take on double role today, be aware of the risks. Do not spread yourself too thin! ARIES (March 2 f-April 19) - Be aware that decisions made today may have far-reaching, long-term effects even on those not directly involved. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Prospects for gain are good at this point Period of risk looms ahead, however, caution is recommended. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Tend to details today and forget them, do not dwell on things that are, in the long run, inconsequential. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Keep a lid on your temper today - and for the rest of the week Do not be ruled by your moods at this time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Do not make promises to yourself that you will be unable to keep Be hopeful, surelv - but realistic as well! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) •• Much may depend upon appointments made -- and kept - today. Be aware of the impression you give others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oet. 22) •• Do not overindulge today, or you will surely regret it tomorrow' Moderation is key, especially during p m. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - Success of present venture depends upon steps taken during morning - as evening will be no time for serious engagements. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) --You would be wise to lie low, remain in shadows today This is not the time for you to be in the spotlight. CdpyrtgM IMI. Uni tad Feature aymlit jut Inc SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT SZ M CINEMA I & I 629-1781 ..Young Sherlock -holmes poi a paramount Pie I uhi    fin; ii] I huts A Tri. 7 OO A 9:10 Sat.. Sun., Mon. A Wed.. Z OO 4:15* 7 OO 9:IO Tues 2:00 4:15* 7:00 9:10 'BARGAIN I H> >M U \KM K MKI TS * AR fee k •- I AtMl Sh AT RIZ# i I >MfAN> r »pn.|.». I*- am a Thurs. A Fri. 7:00 9:00 Sat., Sun.. 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Depending on the kind of brush and method of control, cost can be from $35 per acre to $200 per acre. It is expensive, but you must consider the benefits of the practice. The benefits are more grass per acre, more pounds of beef per acre, improved use of soil and water resources and soil erosion controi-to name just a few. Critical area treatment, brush management and deferred grazing along with fencing were the four major practices being done mostly in See CONSERVATION, Page 7A “THE BEST-KEPT SECRET ... TO A BETTER JOB!” Our Notional Institute of Technology located in Universal City near Randolph Air Force Base provides our student* the practical, hands-on training and experience necessary to successfully compete for good paying jobs Just Imagine In less than 2 years you could have an Associates Degree along with the skills and training necessary to qualify for a host of jobs in today’s highly competitive Job Market. 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