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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon Lake *    M SPK    rn . i '■** Hvrald-ZHtid} Friday, November 25,1983 9A New clubs formed; Optimists disband By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Two new organizations have been formed this week in the Canyon Lake area and one has been disbanded. New chapters of the Eagles and Jaycees have been chartered, whle the Canyon Lake Optimist Club has ceased to exist.Eagles sign 86 Eighty-six charter members were initiated into the yet-unnumbered Eagles aerie for the lake area on Sunday at Mountain Valley School. Members of that organization from New Braunfels assisted in the initiation, while Ray Navoson of Blanco gets credit for organizing the new chapter. Officers installed Sunday were Otto Wagner, junior past president; Harlan Posey, president; l^arry Daniels, vice president; Fred Collins, chaplain; Ray Overturf, conductor; Fidel Tamez, secretary; Howard A. Smith, treasurer; and Carvel Knape, Steve Stapleton and Robert Hahn, trustees. An auxiliary’ organization was also formed for the ladies and officers installed include Bea George, junior past president; Mickey Smith, president; Diana Cook, vice president; Ella Mae Knape, conductress; Sue Thomas, chaplain; Rena Rhodes, secretary; Betty Musslewhite. treasurer; Aune Charbonneau. inside guard; Opal Wolf, outside guard; and Robin Scott, Pat Stanley and Lucille Tamez. trustees The members of both groups will meet on the first and third Thursdays at 7 30 p.m., with the V F W post in Sattler as temporary headquartersJaycees elect Matzke Bruce Matzke was elected president of the newly-formed Canyon lake Jaycees at their first meeting on Nov. 17. The club organized with 20 charter members, and is open to all lake-area men aged 18 to 36. “We want to get members of the community in that age bracket to meet and do things for the community as a whole,” Matzke said, explaining that the Jaycees’ aims are community, individual and family development. Other officers elected were James Baum, vice president-management development; Wayne Loue, vice president-individual development; Darren Gerloff, vice president-community development; Jeff Quinn, state director; and Gary Goff, secretary-treasurer. The club's first community activity will be a walk-a-thon to raise money for the Ronnie Daniel Wells fund. Wells, infant son of Margaret Wells and the late Ronnie Dan Wells, is in need of kidney survery. The drive is being supervised by the Canyon Lake Branch 5699 of the Aid Assn. for Lutherans. “It is our intention to have at least IOO people marching," Matzke said of the walk-a-thon, which is set for 9 a.m. on Dec. ll. Marchers will walk from Cranes Mill Park to Sattler along FM 2673 — a 15-mile jaunt. Those wishing to make pledges for marchers should call Mrs. Anita Matzke at 899-3914. The new group will meet the first and third Thursdays of each month, with the next meeting slated for Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Gary Goff in River Point Estates. For more information, contact Matzke at 899-3914.Optimists disband After being active in the community for eight years, members of the Canyon Lake Optimists Club have agreed to disband that organization. l^ack of participation and leadership were reasons given or the dissolution of the club. “I m reall) sad to see it happen,” said past president Jeff Quinn, who was a charter member. Canyon Reservoir Manager Phil Parsley examines the new data collection platform Staff photo by Sandra Jackson Into the space age Lake level now monitored by satelliteSanta Claus to visit lake Santa Claus will visit Sattler again this year, courtesy of the Alpha Tau Eta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Members of that organization will sponsor their fourth annual Santa Claus parade Dec 3. Floats, bands and organizational entries will begin their march at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8573 home at the comer of FM 2673 and River Road at IO i.m. Grand marshal of the parade will again be Peter Jentsch. A resident of the Oakcrest Nursing Home in New Braunfels, Jentsch is the sorority sisters' “adopted grandparent”. The parade route will be down FM 2673 to Kanz Store and back up Old Sattler Road to the VK W. post. Children may be photographed with Santa at the VFW after the parade for $2 The Mountain Valley School band will provide the marching music, and prizes will be given in two categores entries from business organizations and civic clubs. For more information, or to become a parade entrant, contact Nancy Hare at 899-7428. Lake Weather Week of Nov. 16-23 Temperatures High 87, Nov 16 Low........... Rainfall 0 41 Nov 23 Inflow 107 cfs........ 107 cfs Dam Outflow 75 cfs......... 300 cfs ........ Lake Level 904 15 Nov 23 904 40 U. S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel at Canyon Dam can now read their lake level without leaving their office. A new satellite gauge installed in the beadhouse of the dam last week reads and relays information about the lake to the Corps Fort Worth District office. The microprocessor data collection system collects information every hour and transmits that information via satellite to Fort Worth every four hours. The communication satellite the Corps uses is operated by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration < NOAAl. Before the new equipment was installed, the lake level was kept on a Stevens recorder in the tower. “We would go out to the dam and visually check the information,” said Reservoir Manager Phil Parsley. With the new system, the computer “beeps" the lake height to the communications satellite at pre-determined times throughout the day and night, and Canyon Lake personnel can obtain the information by contacting the district office by radio. Parsley said the new system “takes away a lot of the guesswork” involved in the operation. “If the river rises so many feet in a given length of time, an alert goes out, and we know we have incoming water that needs to be watched for positive action,” Parsley explained. The new device is especially helpful at night, when the Corps office is not manned. “We still have the ability to manually check for problems and errors. This new system is not replacing any people,” Parsley noted. “It’s also a time-saver. We don’t have to drive out there and check the gauges,” he added. The installation is a joint project of the U. S. Geological Survey, the U. S. Weather Service and the Corps of Engineers. -SANDRA JACKSONActivities Church In the Valley Friendship Circle members will meet on Dec. I for their regular monthly meeting. A Christmas devotional will be brought by Mrs. Billie Rudd. Hostesses for luncheon will include Barbara Hill, Nelda Urban, Renelle Hoehn, Betty Perkins, Pearl Phelps and Annie Louise Hueter. Members are reminded to bring wrapped, marked Christmas gifts for mursing home patients, as well as one new cup towel for the church kitchen. GOING OUT OF BUSINESS ALL MERCHANDISE 30 to 80% OFF Situ 8 to S4 Ousts. Dresses. Pants, Blouses, Uniforms I .ab Jackets Hi Maternity Ware Fixtures for Sale MAXINE’S SMART SHOP Sit North LBJ Dr. Marco*. Trial 7SM6 Ph. 396-5002Help sought for ailing infant One Canyon Lake area infant may soon md some of his health problems solved. md his mother her prayers answered, hanks to the efforts a group that has ‘allied around them. Aid Association for Lutherans Branch £99 has agreed to supervise a fund-raising :ampaign for the benefit of three-month-old Ronnie Daniel Wells, son of Margaret Wells and the late Ronnie Dan Wells The baby was bom with one kidney blocked and the other partially blocked, and he suffers from high blood pressure. “Ronme needs to be in the hospital, however no money is available to give hun such care,” said Otto Wagner, president of the local A A L. chapter. Mrs Wells was left with bills rn excess of $35,000 for the child’s previous hospitalizations and doctor bills, prior to her husband’s death. Funds raised in this campaign will be used to pay that debt, Wagner indicated The Canyon Lake A.A.L. chapter is planning several fund-raising activities, and soliciting pledges of donations from area residents To donate to the fund, mail contributions to the Ronnie Daniel Wells Fund, Canyon Lake Bank, P.O. Box 2008, Canyon Lake, TX 78130. The newly-formed Canyon Lake Jaycees has also scheduled fundraiser — a walksthon, set for Dec. ll — to help raise money for the infant. -SANDRA JACKSON Preston library will close for holidays Tye Preston Memorial Library in Sattler will be closed today for the Thanksgiving holidays. On Saturday, the library will be open from 9 SJH to 5 p.m. “We did this because we thought that college students who will be home for the holidays might want to study there on Saturday,” said Raymond Armstrong, library director. Volunteers are still needed for the library. Anyone interested in offering his servics may caU Mrs. Joe Patty during the day at the Ubrary, 964-3744. or at 964-3973 in the evening. Lake school menusSalvation Army? Wholesome recreation for man, woman and children. and drug addicts. Week af Nev. ti • Dec. 2 Smithson Valley High School Breakfast: Monday > Hash browned potatoes, sausage, juice and milk Tuesday - French toast, juice and milk Wednesday • Honeybuns, juice and milk Thursday • Breakfast facoa, juice and milk Friday - Doughnuts, juice and milk Lunch: Monday • Finger steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, fruits, milk Tuesday - Hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, French fries, carrot and celery sticks, tapioca pudding, milk Wednesday - Chalupa with cheese, Spanish rice, salad, cornbread, pineapples, milk Thursday • Spaghetti and meat, corn, spinach, bread, fruits, milk Friday • Pizza burgers, French fries, salad, pies, milk Mouataia Valley Elementary and Middle Schools Breakfast. Monday milk Honeybuns, juice and Tuesday - Toast and sausage, juice and milk Wednesday - Cereal, juice and milk Thursday • French toast, juice and milk Friday - Pancakes, juice and milk Lunch; Monday * Sausage, au gratin potatoes, lima beans, apricot crisp, milk Tuesday • Burritos, chili, pinto beans, cornbread, gelatin, milk Wednesday - Pizza, French fries, salad, tapioca pudding, milk Thursday - Steak fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob, cake, milk Friday • Hamburgers, French fries, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, ice cream, milk. VTCI New Braunfels first *    {    *,< Christmas Art Show. The holiday shopping Show you've been waiting for!Hand Crafted, Unique & Quality Gifts for everyone on your list. NEW BRA(JNFELSrSHO WC ASI OF ARTS/CRAFTS NEW BRAUNFELS CIVIC CENTER Saturday, Nov. 26-10 am-6 pm k Sunday, Nov. 27-10 am-5 pm Plenty ofFree Parking • ePMPtiBlR# ll Free Admission {Good on at [CHRtSTlUS COUPON' Information: 655-4521 ;