The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 19, 1990 Page: 4 of 10
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RIO URANDK HKRALD . Thursday, July 19,1990, Page 4
Tips For A Successful Garage Sale
You probablyhavc a loiof "siufl""
around the house that you no longer
need or use. Gelling rid of il will free
up space and possibly bring you extra
money. A garage sale will dispose of
lhal junk and fallen your wallci.
Of course, you do have
allcrnaii vcs. You can give ihc "stuff"
to a charity or even put il out with the
trash. If you choose the latter, you
may find that people in late model
cars are stopping and taking your
casi-olfs for ihcir garage sale.
Incidentally, you don't need a
garage for a garage sale. In fact, most
garage sales arc held in the front yard
or driveway. You do, however, have
lo search your soul and decide if you
really arc mentally and physically
able to h< >ld a garage sale. Would you
enjoy it? Arc you shy? Would selling
embarrass you? Can you control
A book, Holding Garage Sales
for Fun and Profit, just pub'ished by
ihc nonprofit Consumer Education
Research Center has the answers (and
the questions). It describes in detail
every aspect of garage sales, i f you do
decide lo hold a sale, the bcx>k will
take you through the whole process
from newspaper advertising, street
signs and pricing to the time when
you take down the tables and finally
count your profits.
This b(X)k is available for S3,
plus S2 shipping from CERC, 350
Scotland Road, Orange, NJ 07050.
In researching the book, the
author, Robert Berko visited and
In Loving Memory
our son, our brother, our friend
April'18, 1958-July 21, 1989
1st Anniversary <Mass
Virgen dfe San Juan Shrine
Saturday, July 21, 1990 at 11:30 a.m.
San Juan, Te?(as
Sacred 'Meart Church-Los Cjarcias
Sunday, July 22, 1990 at 8:30 a.m.
'Jiio Cjrande City
'Jlie Leonet Lopez Sr., Leone f Lopez _'lr., Mon ttifvo,
Cummiiifjs, and'De ftl Cjarza famines
San Isidro ISD is accepting
applications for Elementary
and Jr. High Teachers.
Preferably with a coaching
Lopez at 481-3311 for more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation
Service (ASCS), Farmers Home
Administration (FmHA) and Soil Conservation
Service (SCS) Starr County Offices presently
occupy 3,418 square feet of office space at
4400 E. Highway 83, Rio Grande City, Texas.
ASCS, FmHA and SCS is interested in singing
a succeeding lease for this space, but will
consider relocation if economically
advantageous to ASCS. Occupancy is
required by August 1, 1990.
Anyone interested should call the Starr County
ASCS Office at 487-2511 for more
interviewed people holding garage
and yard sales. He found thai almost
ever>'one had held a garage sale before
or was planning another one. In fact,
several of those contacted had
graduated to selling at Ilea markets.
Since these people quickly sold
all their own "junquc," they
developed ways lo get merchandise
for their next sales. This led to a
chapter dealing with ways lo gel
merchandise to sell. Some people
used their expertise to hold sales for
or out-of-style merchandise from
stores and manufacturers. Additional
sources described in the book are
consignment from friends or stores
and even scavenging from junk put
out during large-item trans pick-ups.
One woman made a specialty of
contacting landlords of stores that
had been recently vacated. She found
that in many cases the business had
left unwanted merchandise and the
landlords were happy to have the
place emptied. Another frequented
sites where homes or buildings were
Merchandise must be displayed
so lhal it loosk attractive. Humorous
signs can help make the sale more
festive. At one sale, Mr. Berko says
lie saw a sign on item announcing,
"i ore Sale Cheap II You Don't Live
Near the People Who Gave Us This
Wedding Gill." Serious signs on
merchandise can point out reasons
the item is worth more than the selling
price. For instance, a dresser that has
dove-tailed drawers and solid wood,
rather than veneer.
Pricing merchandise is very
important. If you price things ux>
high, you risk losing sales. If you
price them too low, you arc giving
away part of your profit. What is junk
to you, may very well be a valuable
collectible to someone else. The
souvenir from Niagra Falls lhal holds
memories for you, is just junk to
someone else. The novice needs the
help in this book.
A colorful diaper bag filled with
all those tiny essentials can be an
affordable and very welcome baby
is published weekly for $15.70
per year in Starr County and
$18.75 peryear out-of-county by
Rio Grande Herald Publishing
Co. Inc., James V. Mathis, Presi-
dent, 215 E. University Drive,
Edinburg, Texas 78539. Second
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POSTMASTER. Send address
changes to The Rio Grande
Herald, P.O Box452,RioGrande
City, Texas 78582.
Yolanda (Yoli) Pena
High school graduate or GED, plus eight months of full-time experience in therapeutic activi-
ties. College work which included courses pertinent to rehabilitation therapy may be substi-
tuted for experience on a basis of 15 hours for six months.
PREFER: Bachelor's Degree in the behavioral sciences, such as psychology, sociology or
Salary $1,260 mo. Must have knowledge of community resources. Able to conduct counseling
sessions. Must have good verbal and writing skills. Physically capable of performing the
assigned skills. Bilingual (English Spanish) preferred. Must have a valid Texas Driver's
License and a good driving record. If qualified contact Rio Grande City Office. 600 North
Garza St., 487-3748.
Ryan Guilen ol the Las Brisas4-H Club and Mario Guill of Rio Grande City High School were in Stephens viile,
Texas, recently to participate in a Lamb Management Workshop sponsored by the Department ol Agricultural
Services and Development at Tarlcton State University. Prater Gibbs (center), owner ol Fast Forward Lni.-rpriscs,
conducted the tw^-and-a-halfday seminar. Alright is Dr. Don Knolls, chairman of TSU's Agricultural Services and
Development program. (TSU News Service Photo)
Our Lady of Refuge Church
Celebrates Feast Day of Patroness
By SYLVIA CANALKS
July Fourth was a day to
remember at Our Lady of Refuge
Catholic Church. A special mass to
honor the Feast Day of the Church's
patroness, Our Lady of Refuge, was
celebrated by Father Roy Snipes,
Members ol the Catholic Youth
Choir sang the National Anthem and
provided music throughout.
A procession tix>k place with
different Parish organizations
participating and carrying their
respective banners. Presentation ol
Colors began with Father Roy's
entrance followed by V.F.W.
members Mr. Norberto Cantu and
Mr. RobertoGucrracarrying the U.S.
Flag and V.F.W. flag and
accompanied by several V.F.W.
members and the Ladies Auxiliary.
The image of Our Lady of Refuge
was carried by Mrs. L.ydia Barrera.
Confraternity of the Holy Rosary
banner was carried by Mrs. Cclia
Cruz. Mrs. Elva Ramirez,
accompanied by Mrs. Emilia Reyes
and Miss Alicia Garza carried the
C.D.A. banner while the Junior
C.D.A. banner was taken bv Monica
Dedicated Readers Rewarded
An innovative discount program
that rewards dedicated readers and
book buyers is setting new stan-
dards for value in the book indus-
try. The program, aptly called the
"Booksavers Club" was started by
the nation's largest bookseller, B.
Da I ton. It offers customers the
opportunity to purchase a discount
card for $10.00, which allows for
ten percent off all books for a year.
New Booksaver s Club offers
book lovers a special discount.
The "Booksavers Club" program
will be supported by special mail-
ing- of catalogs lo B Dalton cus-
tomers nationwide. The new trend
is expected to lead to an exciting
time for book lovers, who are de-
lighted at being courted and appre-
ciated l>v hook stores.
Americans Want Value
When Eating Out
With nearly 40 percent of all
meals eaten away from home at
fast food restaurants, it ,-eem- that
a good \ alue i> one of the top crite-
ria w hen choosing w here to eat.
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Pena and Elsa Pena. The Boy Scouts
Troop 96 flag and the Texas Hag
were carried by Noel Bcnavidcs Jr.
and Benito Gucrra Jr. and
accompanied by many of the troop
A National Independence Day
reflection was read by Miss Becky
Garcia followed by the Reading by
Miss Cynthia Ibancz, Miss Debbie
Gonzalez, and Senior Altar Man and
university student, Norberto Cantu
Jr. Litany of Praise and Thanksgiving
was made by MissCindy Barrera and
Senior Altar Boy David Hinojosa.
Following were "reflections of Our
Liberty and Our Lady" which
consisted of "A Prayer for Our
Nation" said by Mr. Ricardo Perez.
Norberto Cantu Jr. read "Freedom to
be Ourselves." In conclusion, Mrs.
Fvita Ramirez said a "Prayer to Our
Miss Beck) Garcia read and
announced the Fourth of July Liberty
Poetry and Poster Contest results
which arc as follows: Poetry lirst
place winner was Jose Allan Rosa;
second place went to Gregorio
Rodriguez and third place went lo
Osicl Garza; Miss Lcticia Ramirez
won first place in the poster conic-1
Mr. Alonzo H. Alvarez, city
commissioner, presented the
Mayor's Resolution and
Proclamation preceded by the Pledge
of Allegiance led by Boy Scouts
member Noei Bcnavidcs Jr.
A "Closing Prayer over the I lag'
said by Father Roy preceded the
procession made by many ol the
faithful parishioners around the
Roma Plaza. Everyone again
gathered at the Church tower to hear
the "Gritodc la liulependcncia" by
Father Roy and the gun salute by
Senior Altar Men NorbertoCantu Jr
and Jorge Flores.
Theaclivitiescliniaxcd with the
release of hundreds ol red, while and
blue balloons prepared by the ninth
■rade students from Roma Oblate
Summer Youth Community
Alter the procession a
watermelon least was shared by the
community gathered on the
basketball court in the shadow ol the
old c hurch lower as the church bells
rang out the beautiful hymn "God
Bless America. My Home Sweel
Any way you slice it. pizza is
enjoyed by families, singles and
The life and death drama of
Missouri'sNancyCruzan would have
been different had iloccurred in Texas.
"In our state, parents of the
comatose woman probably would
have been allowed to have artificial
nutrition and hydration discontinued,
thereby sparing them from judicial
invasion intoadilficulldccision belter
made by parents aller consulting with
the attending physic ian," said Dr. Win.
Gordon McGccof El Paso, president
ol ihc Texas Medical Association.
The Cruzan decision does not change
the cl feci of Texas law.
The U.S. Supreme Court barred
Cruzan's parents from discontinuing
artificial nutrition and hydration for
the 32-year-old, who has been
comatose lor more than seven wars
The decision upheld a Missouri
court ruling that "clear and convincing
evidence" of Cruzan's wishes to
terminate treatment had riot been
presented during testimony. I he high
court also ruled that it is permissible
lor suites to require the "clear and
convincing" standard of evidence in
such cases. Because this standard is
not required in Texas, the Cruzans
probably could have had their
daughter's feeding tubes removed
I his case may never have arisen
here," said Dr. Marshall K.
Doughtcrty ol Paris, chairman ol
TMA's Board of Councilors. "Texas
legal guardians or closc relatives the
ability todccidc whether to terminate
life-sustaining treatment, including
nutrition, for qualified adult patients
who cannot make such decisions
Cruzan suffered head injuries in
a Jan II. I9S3, automobile accident
and has been in a persistent vegetative
state since lhal lime. Her parents
sought in I9K7 to let her die by
disconnecting a gastronomy lube
providing food and water, whichc is
ihc only treatment she is receiving.
The hospital refused.
Dr. Dougherty said the Texas
Natural Death Act, passed in 1977,
allows competcni adults to execute a
"living will" or directive lor ihc
withholding or withdrawal of life-
sustaining procedures in the event ol
a terminal condition. There was no
such directive executed in the
Texas law also allows the
attending physician and legal
guardian ol a comatose patient to
make decisions on withholding or
withdrawing treatment based on
know ledge of what ihc patient would
desire, if known It is this provision
that would have permitted IiIe-
sustaining treatment to he
discontinued in theabscnceol a living
will lor Nam y Cruzan,
"The decision lo withhold or
withdraw treatment lor a comatose
patient should be left up to ihc •
patient's loved ones in consultation
wiih the attending physician," said
Dr. Dougherty. "We hope this
decision will not result intrusion into
the physican-palicnt relationship,
hampering the physician's ability to :
best serve his or her patients."
Dr. McGcc urged all Tcxans to :
execute a living will setting out their
wishes on whether they would want
life-sustaining treatment under/
"Physiciansbelieve the patient's i
wishes should prevail when
determining whether to take •
extraordinary life sustaining i
measures," Dr. McGcc said. "A living ■
will is the best way to ensure that f
those w ishes arc carricnd out in the
suite of Texas." |
A living v ill for use in Texas is '
available free from IMA. Persons
w ishing to obtain a copy should send '
a sell-addressed, stamped envelope
to IcxasMedical Association,Living !
Will, 1X01 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin,
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Roberts, Kenneth. The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 19, 1990, newspaper, July 19, 1990; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195246/m1/4/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.