New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Serving Comal County for mort than 142 years! Home of OCHA ESPINOZA
I Vol. 142, No. 215
Sped! Utsracy Day supplement.
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Birthday wlsltas from tho Hamid ZoHunpl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitmg extends the following birthday wishes to; Asea Armen-dariz, Brenda Klabaade, Bran-dya Bahm, DeOa Espinosa, Marin Resales, Raymsad Matasaoroa, Leis Pang, Jeme CasdHo, Jr., Jeaaette Dittmar, Poe Meyer, Bairns Nets,
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Margaret Stahl, Irma Alvarado, Reno AMhro (belated). Happy Anniversary to Bert A CMM Medina (28th, belted), Ual& Irene Self (80 years!).
NBBC to hold monthly mooting today
The New Braunfels Emergency Communications will hold its September meeting today st 7:30 pjn. at the Comal County Sportsman Association on Kowdd Ling
The NBBC wishes to invite anyone interested in joining our organization to visit with us at this meeting. NBBC is a nonprofit group who ate willing to saris! other groups in times of dis-’ in our community.
Lotto Jackpot grows to $10 million
No tickets correctly matched all ax numbers drawn Wednesday night ford* twice-weekly Lotto Texas g»nrw, ame lottery officials said.
The jackpot was worth an estimated S3 million.
The numbers drawn from a field of 50 were: 1,7,8,11,25 and 36.
y /vtyyy oflchls triffid the jackpot for Saturday night's game will be SIO million.
Baroavomant group to moot today
The Bereavement Support Group will meet today a the Pntnfll County SCTjprfitiaMM Center, 655 Lands St, a 3 p m.
Burleson Davies, • psychiatrist with the HIO Country Counseling Censer, will be the featured greater.SUmmtisch
(The New Braunfels Heretd-Zeiimg invUes its readers lo submit hems lo Stommtisch. According lo the Sophienburg Archt*** md members of the German community,"Stemnuuch“ represents a sitting piece for members af the community to getter end shore the day’s happenings. We imrite yon to thoro wish os.)
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This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprintLiteracy Day contest winners honored
By MARK LYON Managing Editor
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung honored winners of die recently held Comal County Literacy Day pcMia and esrey cornea a inception held yestenhy a the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The event was the Ant ever sponsored by the Herald-Zeitung tnd will now become an annual event
Winners in the essay contests were Mates Sipes ani Luke Garza, (both ftmMounlrin Valley Elementary) tied for Aret piaoe in the middle school division, Stephanie Groves of Mountain Valley, second place; Marish Grabowrid, Mountain Valley, third place.
In the Ugh school division, Sabrina McDonald of Canyon High was named Aret place, Kale Dewitt of New Braunfels High was named second plaoe and Natalie Lane of Canyon High was named third place.
In the poaer cornett, Cai Coggeshall cf Mountain Valley was named Aret plaoe, Taylor Rozen-boom of Mountain Valley was named second
Literacy Day menu
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! See Utaracy/Ubrary, Page 1A B See literacy Day editorial, Page 4A B See Literacy Day odumn, Page 4A ! See Special Supplement (inside)
B See winning essays, posters, in Friday's .edition.
place and Abbie Ellington of Mountain Valley was third place.
In the middle school division, Haley Jordan of Oak Run earned Aret place, Steve Codman of Mountain Valley was accend and Drew Kiock of Mountain Valley was third.
Judges for the potter contest were Sharon Neuhaus, Regene Lemon and Sheila Or. Essay contest winners Lucille Doumi, Rose Marie Barit, Margie AHenhoff and Jean Ward.
Jimmy Maxwell, a graduate of the Comal County GED program, spoke about bls experiences in obtaining a GED, learning to read, and
said that he is now enrolled it San Antonio Busi-nere College.
"We all have dreams that our children will grow up to live a healthy and prosperous life. But when those kidos come home and ask you to help them with their homework and you are unripe to help because you don* know how, well believe me it really hurts."
Maxwell said he had dropped out of school in the 9th grade and returned 31 years later to earn his GED.
"As adults, we are always wondering what other people think or say tibout us. Well, I tell you, ifs no embarrassment to return to school. My family is proud of me and I am proud of myself. Rs okay to start late. It is sad to never finish."
Also, Joe Carroll Rust, head of the San Antonio Council on Literacy and Educational Services Manager for the San Antonio Express-News, spoke on how San Antonio became the first major metropolitan city in the nation to begin a municipal literacy program.
Rust pointed out Aux about 17 million people in the United States are listed as fonctionally illiterate and 12 percent of the people in Texas, or
1.5 million, lack necessary literacy skills.
"Some of these people can read and write at a baric level. Yet, many of them do not have the quite important technical ability to function in a society which is becoming more technical”
The movement to begin a Literacy Ifey coolest, reception and observance begut in May when the Herald-Zeitung initiated a committee to plan Ate events.
The committee consisted of Maggie Cunningham of Comal County Adult Literacy, Vetnelle Martinez (rf Comal County Adult Literacy, Joe Rogers of Smithson Valley Hi* John Tinman of New Braunfels High, Will Krieg of Canyon Hi* Carl Hall, Patsy Vann, Vickie Hacker of Dit-tlinger Library, Leslie Kriewakk of NBISD, Don Dark of CISD, Mark Lyon, Roger Croteau and Susan England (rf the Herald-Zeitung.
The Herald-Zeitung awarded plaques and certificates to essay and poster contest winners while local businesses such as the Bo* Trader, Circle Arts Theatre, Comal Bowl, Mr. Gatti's, New Braunfels Factory Stores, Walnut 6 Theaters, and the Wurstfest Association contributed prizes to those winners as well.
Dittlinger Library offers adventure, travelfor readers
By TECLO J. GARCIA Staff Writer
It has the capability to take you the glorious beaches in the South of France. It can transport you to a planet inhabited by strange beings in a far off galaxy. It can also help you find the latest techniques used on growing a garden.
Biosphere Transporter? No.
Cal Sagan and Robin Leached new travel and garden show? No.
New Braunfels' Dittlinger Memorial library. Yet.
Wife thourendi of books, dozens of magazines and several newspapers, hundreds af video and audio tapes, the library offers citizens the power to acquire knowledge through reading and otherwise.
Sure fee library won’t pay your way to Cannes, but through travel guides and journey accounts, it can take you through Are narrow brick-lined streets of the city that has become synonymous wife the rich and famous and its renowned film festival.
The Dittlinger, a its current location since 1969, also curies more prac
tical tilings fbrfeoae of you who do not like straying far from home. And if you really don't warn to leave Are house and you have a computer wife a modem, you can access the library's catalog.
One can learn how to plant a garden, build a house, repair a car or do your taxes all by just reading what the local book bank has.
All you have to do is go to the Dit-Ainger and either check out Ate material or use it at fee library, if it tapper* to be from Are reference section.
Libory Director Vickie Hocker arid it is important feat people know wha is available for them a fee library.
“I view it a a way to develop the habit of reading, the habit of using Ate library," she said. “They(the habits) will certainly develop a literate community.**
Books are everywhere. Along Ale walls, on tables, resting on small shelves and some on large shelves. Some are thick and heavy. Others are thin and light.
There are some that are worn because so many people use Alem, yet they still are as flesh and exciting to the
Lucas MBar taaaa Bit Nbrary aa a place to conduct research.
Horoto-Zottung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
person who has never seen them before. Still ofeer books are brand new and smell as if they were fresh off the press.
Whatever the situation or season, the Dittlinger Memorial Library can serve those that need if they would just take the time to read.
For more information about the library and how to obtain a borrowers caid aril 608-2150. The modem phone number is 608-2153
Comal Elementary students learn science though laser discs
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Science sure isn't what it used to be. The facts are probably Ate same, but the way in which students learn them has change. One only needs to visit a class like Amy Boyd's fourth-grade at Comal Elementary for an example.
People might be surprised to find children writhing televirion in dais. Studies say children watch too much television, but this is different.
I spft Bauch Uke vkMocse-settes, are increasingly replacing
textbooks in courses such ss science. The teachers use fee television to assist Alem in their lectures. No longer to do kids sleep through films shown on old projectors.
These have much better pictures, much more detail,” she said. The Ptidfnry have that coincide
wife fee program.”
Mrs. Boyd also uses a stil 1-screen projector wife the televison to illus-tate fee different parts of a microscope on this particular day.
The students have a numbered sheet that lists the parts, which they must learn.
Teachers now are approaching learning in different ways.
inst sd of merely lecturing to students and have than memorize feds,
teachers encourage students to use the objects of discussion. These fburihhgraden will not simply look at a microscope on telcvrion, they will learn to use fee instrument and must know its parts.
“We will make our own slides and then look at them under fee microscope,” said Mrs. Boyd They actually learn howto use fee microscope, how it works.”
Mrs. Boyd said many students learn better by actually working with instuments such as microscopes. Some can learn simply by looking at s picture or listening, ofeers must use that “hands-on” approach.
She also sttied that children have more ftrn when Aiey are allowed to use their hands and work with pso
HornhhZohung photo by CRAIG HAMMETT Ann* Boy (Ta fourth grade class at Comal Elementary learns sciatica
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Teachers my they will always need and use books.
"There kids need to look up answers and they need to know how to kx)k up the answers,” she said
“We have them design a boat with tin-foil and see how many pennies it will hold,” she said.
But should one think the book will go the way of the horse and buggy.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro) 606-0846