New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
12AI Herald-Zeitung Cl Sunday, September 14, 19971997 Comal County Rodeo Queen’s Contest
The Comal County Rodeo Queen’s Contest will take place Sept. 20 at the Comal County Fairgrounds. The contest will be opened to the public at 10 a.m. Here are this year’s contestants:
Ashley Jungman is a junior at Tiffany Littlepage is a sophomore
Smithson Valley High School. Smithson Valley High School.
Ashley Sitta is a sophomore at Canyon High School.Nora Smith is a sophomore at Canyon High School.
Tisha Abbott Is a senior at Smithson Valley High School.
Shautynn Canham Is a junior at Canyon High School.
Randy Cornelius is a freshman at Smithson Valley High School.
Haley Haeksr Is a freshman at Now Braunfels High School.
Ashley Huitron is a freshman at Smithson Valley High School.
Herakj-Zeitung photo by Michael OarnaU
The grand marshals for the 1997 Comal County Fair Parade are former Comal County Commisioner Jumbo Evans and his wife Nan.
The couple has been involved with the fair and the Comal County Fair Association since 1965 Jumbo announced the horse races and was on the horse racing committee for approximately 10 years. He was also Comal County Fair president in 1971. This year he is on the livestock committee.
Nan was the chairman for the queen’s court spanning the mid 1960s and 1970s. She has been the co-chair for the antiques committee for many years.
The couple will be waving to the crowd from a convertible along the parade route.
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DUBLIN, N M. (AP) — Born when George Washington was president, read by Abraham Lincoln and Nazi spies, the Old Farmer’s Almanac hits newsstands Tuesday for the 206th year, predicting a mild but snowy winter and a hotter-than-usual summer ,« .. .... .
A white Christmas awaits New England and perhaps other northern regions of the country, but the holiday is more likely to be wet elsewhere, according to the nation’s oldest publication, which claims 80 percent accuracy in its predictions since 1792.
’’The year ahead may be the warmest on record overall, with a mild winter in much of the country and a substantial risk of drought in the summer across the nation’s breadbasket.” according to Abe Weatherwise, collective nom de plume for the publication’s writers, editors and prognosticators.
For those who like to make their
on a woolly bear caterpillar. Six or more means a hard winter.
The heart of the almanac is its extensive weather forecast for 16 regions of the United States. But it also includes ads for seed catalogues, impotency elixirs and “powerful British fertilizer,” as well as recipes, folksy wisdom, best fishing days and adv ice on how to remove a nng from a swollen finger.
It lists the top 25 North American fairs and discloses that if you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will come up heads only 4.950 times because the heads side weighs slightly more.
Editor Judson Hale is careful to point out the distinction between his 206-year-old Old Farmer’s Almanac and the johnny-come-lately Farmer’s Almanac published in neighboring Maine for a mere 181 years.
“Those guys are the repros,” Hale says. “Do you want an antique or an antique reproduction? We’re the real McCoy. We’re the one in the Smithsonian.”
The newsstand edition, at 240
pages, sells for $3.99. A bookstore edition, at 304 pages, costs $4.95.
The almanac is the legal document for tides and sunrises and sunsets in most states. From 1943 to 1945 all copies were confiscated when a German spy was caught in New York using the almanac for Long Island weather and tides. It also comes in Canadian, western and southern versions *♦> kb icgionul pforeuiyguMw and information on sunrises, sunsets and tides.
The 1998 almanac has the ss instructions on where to place an outhouse:
“You want it near the house, downwind, out of sight.... make sure the path to it goes by your woodpile. When you’re returning from the outhouse, you can bring in an armload of wood. Better yet, guests who are embarrassed about heading in that direction can pretend they just went out to get more wood. If you put your woodpile along the path to the outhouse, you’ll never have an empty woodbox.”
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—1998 almanac instructions on placing an outhouse
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