The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on December 4, 1988 · Page 5
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December 4, 1988

The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas · Page 5

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The Secguln Gazette-Enterprise - Sunday, December 4, 1988 - Page 5A Drug council reps meet • A planning session on creating a local council on substance abuse was held recently at Teen Connection in New Braunfels. Some 20 representatives from Comal and Guadalupe counties were at the meeting and emphasized total community involvement is the only way to successfully prevent and control drug abuse. "•• 'J-The group decided the local substance abuse problem is of such magnitude that the formation of a local agency dedicated to the prevention of drug abuse is necessary, so the communities of New Braun- fels and Seguin are joining forces to create the Ouadalupc Valley Council. An organizational meeting for the council will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Seguin High School conference room, 815 Lamar St., and anyone who feels invested enough in the communhity to become involved in the development of Ihe council is invited to attend. Membership is open to anyone interested. For more information, call Kim at 1-629-6571, Maribeth at 379-7934 or Marvel at 1-353-8923. I . I i K § ' . \ I I \ I I I s Drawings will include: 10 Gift Certificates Value $ 50°° each ?S! ! S'LP M l NTA 5 r STUDENT S 0' the six-weeks were (from' fifth graders. Eric Uhr and Amy Trends; and sixth araders n i left) fourth graders. Carlo Carmona and Grace Guadarrama; Segmundand Estelta Hastings (Staff photo) ° raders ' DJ Gunpowder in drug store explodes DENISON (AP) — Seven people were burned, two critically, Satur- i day when a five-pound can of j smokeless gunpowder exploded in 'the sporting goods department of Barrett's Cut Rate Drug Store in Denison. Store employees Harrison Taylor, 61, and Cory Sartor, 18, were listed in critical condition in Parkland's Burn Center Saturday. Taylor has second- and third-degree burns from his waist up. Sartor, a 1987 Denison High School graduate, was burned around his back, arms, neck and shoulders. Police officers told the Denison Herald that Taylor was moving the can about 1 p.m. Saturday when it struck a fluorescent light, touching off the explosion. Taylor suffered the most serious burns from his chest up. He was moving a five-pound metal can of smokeless powder which came in contact contacted a flourescent light and exploded. •<•• ••••••'•• The explosion and resulting fire ignited surrounding boxes of Steel Shot Reloader Kits, and a series of smaller" explosions ensued. Taylor was thrown across the room by the blast, his clothing aflame. Sartor was standing behind the counter near Taylor and was thrown in the.other direction behind the aisle. Three customers and two other store employees were treated and released from Texoma Medical Center. The injured customers were Bryan Keith Schneider, 31, of Gainesville; Jimmy Ray Mitcheson, 42, of Whi tesboro; and Jerry Pederson, no age available, of Sherman. The employees who were injured included Store Manager Bob McGraw and Sporting Goods Manager Gerald Camp. Mitcheson's shoulders, hands and aims were burned when his shirt caught fire. Schneider suffered burns to both hands as he tried to put out flames in other victims' clothing. Pederson, who was standing at the counter, received flash burns on his face and arms. McGraw and Camp suffered, from smoke and powder inhallation. No precipitation but snow showers High pressure dominated the weather across the nation Saturday and the only precipitation was a few snow showers along a cold front in the upper Midwest. Strong northwesterly wind was expected to move the snow showers to the lower Great Lakes region and parts of the upper Ohio Valley during the night, with up to 6 inches of snow possible in northwestern Pennsylvania. Ahead of the cold front, strong southwesterly wind blew across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, Strong northwesterly wind prevailed from the upper Great Lakes to northeastern New Mexico, A high wind warning was posted in western New York state. Wind gusted to 55 mph at Buffa* lo, N.Y., and blew the cover on a police department undercover car, The small sedan was parked in front of police headquarters when the wind caught the driver's side door and ripped it off its hinges, police Protect your asphalt driveway with Gem Seal® Sealcoating Adds years of life to your driveway. SCHEEL CONTRUCTION Specializing in asphalt, limestone and concrete driveways and parking lots. For FREE estimate coll: 379-2764 or 379-9525, Seguin Sale Dec. 5-10 Only! LME O-Keefe&Menltt. ' Refrigerator Washer Gallon Tub tioad, Setectpr • Mcxtel AIM > *Uk*. PermdrVerrt Press 4FreeJw* Maker Wall Ovens I Without a door, the undercover car was pretty conspicuous, ack- —-••-•—• Chief of Detectives, SEGUIN'S ONLY /VLLj r\A I JLiJL/jLiN v^JC STORE Service On All Major Appliances. Proven Dependability Come See Us At Our New Location Pens* fog developed in the vgl- ^ leys of the Wcsi during the night but t? largely ])«mc4 oil Uunng the day- 950 S, Hwy, 123 Bypass 379^2391

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