The Kerrville Times from Kerrville, Texas on August 21, 1990 · Page 3
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Kerrville, Texas
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Tuesday, August 21, 1990
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HiiTCountry/State rlailu Tuesday, August 21, 1990 3A Ingram schools slate band barbecue, drill team tryouts New director will take helm of Pridestepper drill team The ITM Warrior Band will hold its annual Back-to-School Barbecue on Thursday, August 30, at the ITM Cafeteria, to say "thanks" to the community for its support. School organizations, their activities and officers will also be recognized. Barbecue will be served from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.50 per person. Drill team tryouts The Ingram Tom Moore Prides- tepper Drill team will be conducting tryouts again this fall, on Sept. 29. Jcancne Steffcn, the new director, joins the Pridesteppers this school year and is prepared to rebuild the organization in both quality and quantity. Steffcn, a former Kilgore Rangerctle, believes participating in drill team is a very valuable experience that enriches each girl, the school and the community. Not only do these girls have the opportunity to learn self discipline, dance and poise, but also to develop high self- esteem, to learn to cooperate with others, express their creativity and learn better concentration (which helps in all their classes). Most people only see the end product on the football field — what they don't see is the hard work involved in getting there. Any girl in grades 9-12 who is interested is urged to come to the daily workouts from 4-6 p.m. at the gym. Even those who just want a good workout may come. After school starts, ITM will hold a clinic Mr two weeks to prepare girls for the tryouts. For further information about the Pridestepper organi/atiori, call Jeanene Steffcn at 367-4111. Choir I ITM is forming a high sjchool choir this year under the direction of Jeanene Sleffen. AH students who are interested in choir are urged to contact Mrs. Brownficld at the school. Calendar Highlights I MONDAY, August 27 -I First day of school: All students, new and returning, in grades 1 -6 will tx given registration forms to take home; they must be returned the next 4lay. Students in grades 7-12 will pick up schedules on first day of School. Times Photo by Ken Schinidi RIDING Minnie Quixote during Hill Country Cutting Association competition at the Hill Country Youth Exhibition Center is Marian Watts of Natalia. The competition was held Sunday and included local celebrities trying their hand at cutting. Doss Fair a longtime tradition By BOBBI PRUNEDA Times Correspondent DOSS—The 67th Annual Doss Fair, sponsored by the Doss Community Improvement Club was held Aug. 18 at the Doss Fairgrounds. The fair was small compared to some, about 450 to 500 people, but pleasant, entertaining and friendly. 1,650 pounds of barbecued beef and mutton were sold with the proceeds to be used for community improvements. Barbecue committee chairman was Arthur Lynn Hahn, who has been on the barbecue committee for the last six or seven years. "We get up at 4 a.m. Saturday and work in shifts," Hahn said. "We serve the first batch at 11 a.m., the second at 4 p.m. and the third at 6 p.m. and there are never any leftovers." Other cooks were Reubin Geistweidt, Scott Johnson and Jim Faught. The Community Improvement Club, which has been in existence for approximately 90 years, began as a social club then evolved into the Improvement Club. The Doss Fair is always held a week before the Gillespie County Fair so winners can take their blue ribbon achievements to the Gillespie Fair for further judging. "Competition is much suffer at the Gillespie County Fair and only the best of the best go," says Sharon Welge, an Doss agriculture exhibit committee member. "We like to be generous with our ribbons because everyone puts so much effort into their work. And while not everyone can win a blue ribbon, we consider all our people blue ribbon people," she said Martha Spaeth was named as outstanding exhibitor in the agriculture division for her 24 entries of canned goods and eight entries of vegetable and fruits, most of them being chosen for blue ribbons. Spaeth and her husband, Otto, have been Contibutors to the Doss Fair and Community Improvement Club for 55 years. They are considered to be the club's most valued members, having been active in the club and the fair for five and a half decades. "We're not quite as active now as we were in past years," says Mrs. Spaeth, "but we still enjoy it. I guess Mr. Spaeth and I will participate as long as we are able," she says. Mrs. Spaeth said there are times when "it's touch and go" as to SHERRY WELGE SHOWS PIE ...Best of Show winner Times PhoU: KENNY HAHN TOOK FIRSTS ...In three divisions whether she will have entries for the fair. "So much depends on nature," she says. "Whether we have enough rain or too much, whether the fruit and vegetables will ripen in time or maybe too soon. It's all so unpredictable, but somehow we always manage to bring something." One of the youngest contributors this year was Kenny Hahn, a 9-year-old third-grader who took first place in three divisions: agriculture, arts and crafts and baking. Hahn's apricot jelly won him a blue ribbon in the ag division and his cookies came in first in the baking competition. "I entered the baking contest because I wanted to try for the Walkman," says Kenny. He won his first blue ribbon at the tender age of four for a crayon drawing he exhibited and plans to enter his jelly among other things again next year. Judges from the Fredericksburg county extension office made their final decisions between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The agriculture exhibits and the arts and crafts exhibits were held in two separate rooms of the Doss school house and the baking competition took place in the Doss Fire Station. All divisions had both adult and junior divisions and the 4-H club was well represented. The four competitive divisions included fruits and vegetables both canned and fresh. The livestock division included lard, soap, eggs, wool, mohair, grains and hay. Arts and crafts included drawings, paintings, arrowhead mountings, tablecloth and quilt making, sewing and several other crafts. The baking division included cookies, cakes, pies and! yeast bread. The baked goods were later auctioned off with the proceeds going for improvements on the Doss school. Chairman of the baking committee was Karen Rode. Other committee members Auclellc Burke, Carol Sailer and Dorothy Andrick. Adam Geistweidt took best of show in the junior division. First place in the cake competition went to Jennifer Crenwelge, second place to Kayla Welge, and third to Karen Beth Welge, First place cookies went to Kenneth Hahn. First place pie to Karen Beth Welge and third place pie to Kimberly Bierschwale. In trie senior division i>ncrry Wclgc was awarded bcsl of show. First place cake went to Yvonne Eckert, second place to Vemel Faught and third to Lou Ella Sieckmann. Karen Roscle rccicvcd first place lor her cookies, Sherry Hahn, second and Tutu (Jies, third. In the pie competition Adeline Hahn took first and Sherry Welge, second and third. Welge said they are all very proud and very supportive of each other's efforts. Other events at the fair included a variety show performed by local talent. The show lasted an hour and performers included musicians, a comedienne, a magician, which was the only import, and a young singer. A baseball game followed with players from both Doss and Fredericksburg and at 8 p.m., three one-act plays were performed also by local participants and was very entertaining. Weekend volunteers work, help whoopers CORPUS CHRIST], Texas (AP) — More than 100 volunteers participated in an erosion-control program at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend in a bid to make ihe winter home of the endangered whooping crane more hospitable. The birds will make their annual trek to the refuge this winter. Right now, they are somewhere in the marshes of Canada's Northwest Territories, lending their nesb and enjoying northern temperatures. The volunteer project is designed to protect the coast of the cranes' winter home from further erosion. About 1,100 acres of the birds' habitat have already been lost as a result of barge traffic along the Inira- coastal Waterway and maintenance dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, refuge manager Brent Giezentanner said. Last August, more than 100 volunteers placed 7,800 80-pound concrete bags along approximately 1,000 feet of the shoreline. The goal of this year's two-day effort, which ended Sunday, was 10 sunk nearly 10,000 bags along some 1,700 feet, said Tom Scrota, projcU coordinator and fishery with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The work al the refuge is part of a larger, ongoing effort to increase the whpoper population. The cranes, which are Ihe tallest birds in North America, once nested from Louisiana to Canada. As increasing numbers of settlers disturbed their habitats, the whooper population began to drop until to the point where in 1941, only 16 remained in the world. Nearly 50 years later, the whooper population has reached about 200. Last winter, 146 made their way from Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada to the Aransas refuge The success of the conservation effort has caused headaches for refuge managers dealing with the erosion of about three feet of coast each year. More than 90 acres of habitat have been lost since 1949, while each family group of two lo three whooping cranes requires territories of between 320 and 400 acres. As waves Irom the canal reach the cranes' feeding ponds, they change the quality of the poiviw|iici and make u more saliy, Serotja said And as the ponds becomcf deeper, the cranes have more troublp getting lo the crabs and other marine life on which they feed on. "This is Ihe best habitat in the world for the whooping wane," Giezentanner said. "Every acre is becoming more and more important." After lining the sand under the water along the coast wi|th iiha cloth to prevent erobion, thp volunteers began by laying one strip of bags under water, Scrota sai.J PROTECJ VOL'R LIVfe OAKS with Alamo. Tested by Tejtas A & M for three jears. Demonstrated) to protect uninfected trees Certified Applicators • Trained Professionals Golden Ejogle Landscape Company 367-4144 on Junction Hwy. between Kerrville & Ingram National broadcast gives family hope for finding girl, 11 • r kj j.jii worked upward and uunoro, imildmg a three- or four- bag-Ueep wall held together with 24-inch lengths of steel construction bar. "It's ama/ing how solid this will be when it hardens up," Scrota said, 'Ihe project was originally designed to curb erosion while the Army U.S. Corps of Engineers investigated ways of {X'rnia/iemly ending the loss of habitat. A 2-year feasibility study o( erosion conuol alto natives was started tins year and will take two ycaA w complete. SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The family of a missing 11-year-old girl renewed its hope of finding her with the brief airing of her story on a nationally televised crime program. But by Monday those involved in the search for Heidi Seeman said they hadn't received any solid clues that might help locate her. Fox Broadcasting Co. aired a brief segment Sunday during its "America's Most Wanted" program urging viewers with information about Heidi to call a toll-free number. Her Aug. 4 disappearance generated a huge outpouring of support in San Antonio. Hundreds of volunteers have searched for her, and companies and individuals have donated thousands of dollars of reward money. Authorities believe she was abducted by a stranger. Posters about Heidi's disappear- ance are displayed al businesses here and throughout South Texas. Some posters hang at checkpoints on the Texas-Mexico border. "We're just glad they put it on," Theresa Seeman, Heidi's mother, said of the crime program. Mrs. Seeman said earlier she visited a search command post at a local mall, where volunteers were manning telephones in hopes that the show would prompt viewers to call with information. "Juslto see their faces helps more than you could know," Mrs. Seeman said. ' 'It's good to know they really believe Heidi will soon be with us." The "America's Most Wanted" segment featured a recent photo of the girl and included her physical description — 4 feet 10 inches tall, light brown hair and green eyei. Lawyers find gold in railroad work HOUSTON (AP) — Working on the railroad historically hasn't .been a very lucrative occupation, but lawyers here who are dividing up $100 million in fees today say it's the largest amount their firm has collected on one case. Lawyers at Vinson & Elkins said they spent almost six years and 200,000 working hours pursuing an antitrust case against five railroad companies to earn the jackpot. ' 'This is the end of a long haul,'' J. Evans Attwell, managing partner for Vinson & Elkins, said. "We went down a long road for this one." The sum is the latest, and largest, part of more than $200 million in fees paid to the victorious attorneys in the case. Attwcll said all of the 73-year-old firm's employees, including those in the mail room, will benefit from the windfall. The largest law firm in Houston, Vincent & Elkins has 201 partners. The settlement would amount to more than $900,000 for each partner if the total sum were divided evenly, lawyers said. But senior partners will collect more than the junior members of the firm, possibly creat- ing several instant millionaires. = The fees were generated in a case filed by the ETSI Pipeline Protect ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS $4.95 Every Thursday Night 1201 Broidwiy 896-6580 Since 1978 PSST! CHEAP TICKETS Maybe not all tickets are cheap, but we guarantee you the best fare & $250,000.00 free flight insurance and much more! TRAVElT 792-5800 Old Republic Square BOOKS TO SHARE is proud to announce A Book Signing Party For LARRY VETTER (Kerrville City Planner) Saturday, August 25 1-3 Books Sh'are River Oaks Shopping Centw 669 Jet. 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