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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Soil Conservation1987 likely will be busy year for soil conservation By CARL ENGLERTH District Conservationist The Comal-Guadalupe Soil and Water Conservation District Board recently developed their annual plan of operation for 1987 The board consists of Alan Rompel, Raymond Abel, Milton Dietert, Daniel llarborth and l^arry Damerau The board made plans to conduct four lours, two fish sales, a soil and grass judging contest, conservation essay and poster contest and attend the various local, regional and state meetings on conservation programs besides taking care of routine activities Conservation tours The conservation district will sponsor four tours to remote soil and water conservation activities in the district. The first in a series of tours will be conducted for the ministers in the two-county area to promote Soil Stewardship Week and to provide material for Soil Stewardship Sunday in May This year the tour will be conducted in the Guadalupe County area The second tour will be the Con nervation Awards Program and Tour which will also hie in Guadalupe County in June During Emotions Don't be afraid of setting high goals for 1987 By DR. JOHN I. WALKER The New Year summons thoughts of resolutions. This is the time that we vow to become all that we are capable of becoming Anyone desiring to meet their New Year’s resolutions would do well to read Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography. Franklin, in his masterful style and turn of phrase, writes. “...I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wished to live without committing any fault at any time. I would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into ." Franklin made a notebook listing 13 virtues he wished to achieve He ruled the page so to have seven columns, one for each day of the week At the end of each day. he checked every fault that he had committed on each virtue. Here are Franklin’s 13 virtues: 1. Temperance - eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. Silence - speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3. Order • let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time 4. Resolution - resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what your resolve. 5. Frugality • make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; Ie., waste nothing 6. Industry * lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. 7. Sincerity - use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and. if you speak, speak accordingly 8. Justice - wrong none by doing injuries; or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 0. Moderation - avoid extremes; torchere resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve 10. Cleanliness - tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation. 11. Tranquility - be not disturbed by trifles, or at accidents common or una vendable. 12 Chastity - rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or injury to your own or another’s peace or reputation (Franklin was not a one woman man.) 13 Humility • immitate Jesus or Socrates. Your virtues would probably be different from Franklin’s. The point is not to use Franklin’s virtues, but to think about what you want out of your life Write them down and work toward their achievement. Mort of us spend our time just getting through the day We rarely reflect on what we have done each day and another week flies by followed quickly by the months and years We have marked time, but achieved nothing All of us could be much better than we are There is always room for Improvement To do better requires persistence, dedication, self* reflection and review. As Franklin writes, “though I Bever arrived at the perfection I had bomi so ambitious of obtaining, but MI far tort of *. yet I was by the endeavour, a bettor and a top* mm Hmm I otonto toto have bai lf I had not attempted k” Aim hMt Beeono better. You can lead the Ufo that you ha ve imagined. (Dr. Walkor ii nmdteol dinctor of HUI Omfbry Htmpitol lo San Antonio end has a prfvto practice in Now the Conservation Awards F*rogram and Banquet, the district will recognize persons and organizations who have contributed to soil, water and plant conservation during the past year The third tour w ill be conducted in the Seguin area atli! will be on brush and weed control on cropland and improved pastures. The fourth tour will be conducted in the New Braunfels area on rangeland treatment and grazing management. Fish sales Die district also plans to conduct two fish sales in April and October this year. The district will assist farmers and ranchers with the opportunity to stock their ponds and encourage them in fishpond management There are more than 1,200 ponds in the local area which provide not only water for livestock, but for wildlife and recreation as well. 4-H, FFA events The district, along with the Comal County Young Farmers, also will assist the 4-H and FFA organization in the art and science of soil and grass judging. The district and the Young Farmers will provide for a soil and grass judging site. They will set up a contest to provide for the soil and grass judging teams in the local area to practice before their perspective contest. Con testants will have the opportunity to learn more about soil characteristics and identify native plant species and how to maintain these resources through conservation treatment. Legislative involvement The district board also will take part in local, regional and state meetings in developing conervation programs for the future and recommending legislation that will benefit soil, water and plant conservate Many legislative programs are presented to Congress each year for adoption that have far reaching effects cm each citizen and how our natural resources will be maintained for future generations One of the major concerns of our district is upcoming legislation and the water conservation program for Texans as it relates to farm and ranch land Open Dolly 9-9 Sunday 11-S Regular Prices May Vary At Some Stores Due To local Competition SUN. MON. TUES. ONLY! y<TAmerica’s Favorite Store -fbt Pkci We Honor Save Our 17.97 Ka. Man's fashion jeans in traditional cotton denim Handsomely styled with embroidered stitching on back pockets Great value at K mart' Our 5.97 bb Toddler boys Devil dog jeans. Comfortable - wearing polyester, cotton with snap crotch. 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