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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY March 2001 16 pages in 2 sections HHT 16 n 2secti HERALDZEITUNG 107 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents JESSIE Showing for the second Devin Felger exudes confidence in the arena Thursday as she shows her Duroc Felger and her pig walked out of the arena with a breed champion Theyre showing off Nearly animals entered in livestock competition BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer With a parking lot full of pickups and the smell of livestock and dusty the 33rd Annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show kicked off its first day of competition on Comal County Junior Livestock Show treasurer Merlene Peters said 945 animals were entered in the competition with more than 450 youths participat ing at the Comal County For 4H member Elise the first tune was the charm as she won grand champion honors for her heavyweight goat Ricky on This was Schaefers first year to show an and she plans to return next Schaefer has owned Ricky since but she said she would not be sad when he is sold at auction Schaefer paid for Ricky and has about invested in feed and fenc Schaefers father Curt said he was glad his daugh ter was able to learn a lot from the Everybody pitches in in the the kids and Its a group he JESSIE Elise Schaefer proudly displays her grand champion belt buckle at the 33rd Annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show Thursday Schaefers mother Marcy said she was happy Elise and her father get to spend a lot of time togeth Thursdays show featured goats and hogs in various classes shown by Comal County The youths are required to feed and raise their animals in preparation for the See Schedule Judging schedule today at The Comal County Junior Livestock Show Sheep 8 Broilers 8 Turkeys Rabbits 8 Cattle art fair features best in Comal BY BRASWELL Staff Writer Those with expensive tastes should have been at this past years Youth Homemaking and Arts Fair the grand champion decorated cake sold for more than This years event opens to the public at today at the Comal County Fairgrounds and will feature photog baked crafts and The number of partici pants grew from 63 this past year to 175 this The number of entries increased from 101 to more than A lot of these kids dont have the space or finances to raise and show an event coordinator Julie Jonas Each divided into age will honor grand and reserve Winners of those top honors will have their entries auc tioned at 6 Other entries will be sold to the public at 3 All money raised goes to the individual who created the Its a wonderful oppor tunity for the kids of Comal County to show what they can Jonas INSIDE Key Code 76 Meningitis victims recovering FROM STAFF REPORTS SMTHSON Two boys stricken by the bacteria that causes spinal meningitis are reportedly and officials hope to find out today how they might have contracted the A Comal Independent School District official said Thursday afternoon that one of the boys pitalized in a San Antonio medical center had been moved to a private The the official remains in an intensive care unit but is showing signs of improve Both are 16 and members of the Smithson Valley High School varsity soccer One is a sophomore the other is a Comal County Nurse Karon Preiss said her office was awaiting lab results from the Texas Department of The results will tell officials whether the two cases are related and where the disease might have come The good news is weve had no more new Preiss Smooth sailin in store for tubers in 2001 Winters rains bring promise for summer flows BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Tubers driven into New Braunfels during the dry summer of 2000 to tube the Comal River and the lower reaches of the Guadalupe River are likely to ply their sport fur ther upstream this This almost regardless of the amount of there will be water for recreation on the upper reaches of the Under the arrangement between GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and the Corps of the excess water will be released during the summer to enhance By the end of the Labor Day the Corps of Engineers expects to have the lake level back at 909 feet above sea The rainy winter has raised the elevation of Canyon reservoir to feet above sea That is more than acre feet above the conservation pool adminis tered by the An acre foot equals George general manager of the Comal Coun ty WaterOriented Recreation At this lake we can have at least 80 days of river flow at optimal George Cushanick WORD general manager said the agreement allowing the upward sonal deviation to the con servation pool was reached four years The last two there was not enough water in the reservoir to build up the extra This is the first year weve had enough water for them to hold the Cushanick Last we were going to be lucky if we had 100 cfs coming At this lake we can have at least 80 days of river flow at optimal WORD and the local tourism industry could use a good summer on the because they paid their dues this past Memorial Day weekend opened with a river flow of 150 which made for very water and poor tub By that river flow was down to 50 and tourists were staying home in droves or going else See Victims family seeks FM solution BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH Friends and family of 17 yearold Amy Burch hope one thing will come of her death in a 24 traffic acci Bur chs m o t h e r Cheryl Hen and Hank Spaulding asked Comal County Com missioners Thursday to do something about the FarmtoMar ket Road 306 and 281 intersection where Burch was killed Burch died instantly after she pulled out in front of a semitruck on her way to Henry and Spaulding pre sented a petition bearing signatures asking that the speed limit be reduced BURCH from 65 miles an hour to 55 miles an hour on 281 between FM 311 and the Blanco County The petition also seeks a blinking yellow light installed at FM 306 and relocation of a pair of high way signs to enhance south bound visibility at the inter 1 feel great concern for all the other kids who use that Henry My daughter was not care less or She happened to pull out in front of a Henry and Spaulding will take their petition to state representatives and the Texas Department of Trans TxDOT plants to widen and upgrade 281 to more of a freeway and less of a country but that work will not be completed for five State Edmund See Car show Stephen Gray left maneuvers the bat mobile from Batman Returns Thursday while setting up for the San Austin Collector Car Show today through Sunday at Admission is for adults and for chil Zeitung ;