New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Organizers ere expecting t huge turnout for this Sane day's Guadalupe River Cleanup, organized by Friends For Riven.
The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD), a sponsor ofthe event along with Pepsi, Inc., ta providing 1,000 t-sNrts for registered participants.
Donna Murphy, coordinator of the event, said tegta* tend participants would also receive a free dinner fellowing die dean-up at 5:30 p.m. at Cypress Bend Parte. She hoped people would pre-register before the Saturday9 a.m. deadline by calling 210 609-0740. ;*
“lf they have a preference (where they would like-to work), we'll try to accomodate their preference,” she said “If they don’t, we’ll put them where they are most needed'* Registration points Saturday morning before 9 a.m. ut Whitewater Sports, Rio Raft, Rockin R, and the Gate- J house on River Road Other sponsors of the event include The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, the Guadalupc-Blan* t co River Authority, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of;! Commerce, Rockin R, G rue ne Outfitters, and Mounts*)’, Breeze, plus many other businesses and civic groups. ' v Murphy said outfitters along the river will help pattie!* ’ pants and supply equipment if they don’t have any. They are: Abbas's 306, Bezdek’s, Camp Hueco Springs, Gruene River, Jerry's Rentals, K L Ranch, Lazy LAL, Link POPderoaa. Maricopa Lodge, Oasis (Used to be Matty's},, Mountain Breeze, Rainbow Camp, River Road Carap, -River Station, River Valley Camp, Rio Raft, Second Owing Camp, RodcyBeach, River Bank Outfitters, Rockin R, Roy’s Rentals, Texas Canoe Trails, and Whitewater Sports.
Many groups sud) as church groups, community orga-niations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, high school dubs and even university organizations will partidpate.
“Let our message be to keep the river clean,” said Murphy. “I would like to see an upgraded respect for the river.”
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The Comal County Rodeo, held in cofunction with the (Vmi County Fair, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Comal County Fairgrounds.
Anyone interested in entering should call 629-3646 before Monday, Sept. 19 at IO p.m.
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All entries most be Comal County residents and must have proof of residency.
The rodeo is being sponsored by Berry's Under Pass Saloon.Canyon Late OOP wonton host fish fey
The Canyon Lake Republican Women will hold a flab tty and white elephant auction (PAC fend raiser) at Canyon Cornets on Sept 21. Happy hour begins at 6 pm. with (Mimer al 7 pjB.
Donations of$4 for adults and lOs ytiiHUvfl Trill oc bcocdmq.
Call Kadty Smith at I93-70S0 by tomorrow, Sept. 16 for resee-
A two-car acddant oocurrad yesterday on 1-36 southbound a approximately 3:40 pm A Ford truck had apparently missed sn exit and cofMdad arith a Mitsubishi
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AU ares quiltefi are invited to come help quilLFdr more information, caU 629-7532.MtataRh Fair apsfiataftad
*A health feMpomoiad by Ute Comal County Senior Chtaana Canter, wUl be held tomorrow st the center, 653 Lands St ftom 9 un. to 4 pin. A free arthritic
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City holds practice disaster drill
•y TIOLO J. GARCIA of the epcration.
Staff teftriltor Baker said emergency crews did
not go into foe areas that were marked as damaged or destroyed because they did not want to alarm residents, instead, becaise this was a “functional” drill, one that requires the movement of personnel Mid equipment only, crews were positioned around foe disaster area.
Baker said with tome of the snags the exercise had, it was dear to him that the dty should exercise once a year, aside from the federal requirement to do so.
“Making aire that all the people fort might be involved in a natural dtattoer of acme kind get together at lean anre a year to ait around the table and talk about the things that might be required of them ifs natural disaster actually
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For those of you who dont know kart fofflit who can't
even fix the dock on a VCR, or cant woricyour miciowave oven, g praMdBfesgtataa dare Uke one! ta Ltener Primely.
As near ae ten years ago, students were lucky to find in the
high ached; but this ta the era of technology and one kind find computers on almost any campus in both the New Braunfels and Comal School Districts.
The thing is, they are not afraid of them," said Marla Leach, who teaches a pre-kindergarten class re Lamar. “They play a game where they have to match shapes and num-
The computer plays a tune when chflrif* [do k Hit correct number. They know how to turn them on and ort and which keys to use. By the end of the year, they wttl know much more Principal Criff Vasquez f ut [ uut bet a sp^il teacher who vtaita twice each week in a eorapatef a ptact where itu-
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four-year-olds, with lettings that oould be found to any home. Many homes today have electronic equipment such u computers, televisions, VCRs, tape recorders, etc. These classes have all these, including the videos.
“Oh yes, we have Barney,” said Leach roUing her eyes and laughing
She said students also like to use the tape recorders and she often works with students on projects, taping them u they work.
“They like to hear themselves on the recorder,” she said.
Another area of foe classroom comet complete with miniature play versions of refrigerators, ovens, ironing boards, cabinets and so forth.
The students learn about the larger models and safety rules (br each one.
There are Baboos where children use toys to WV1 fem much Uke the old Legoata, only a little more futuristic
When this particular play period is over, dean-up begins and ends in a
A tornado ripped a quarter mile-wide path of damage, touching down near loop 337 and Lands and destroying boma and buildings and killing people as ft moved east to Lands Park.
That was the scenario that confronted New Braunfels Fire Claef Phil Baker Wednesday morning as Emergency Crews and personnel from several agencies participated in a practice disaster preparedness drill.
The drill is a federal requirement for all cities who receive federal money aiding any programs related to emergency preparedness.
Qty police, fire and greet personnel along with the mayor, the city manager, New Braunfels Utilities, Entex, McKenna Memorial Hospital, foe Red Cross and the Department of Public Safety all participated in foe annual.
four-hour pfirfff “The response itself went pretty well,” laid Baker, who was in charge
• Maria Leach Lamar teacher
matter of minutes is children disas-semble their structures, turn off the computer, put away the crayons, and put dishes in the shelves.
Then the children gather as proof that some time-tried things boid true unfolds They tat around a rocking chair which looks to be rather (rid, ♦here children of foe trehoofr^pcal age, and wait for the teacher to read a gory.
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