The Harper Herald (Harper, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 2, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 11, 2000 Page: 1 of 8
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P.O. Box 231
Harper, TX 78631
Founded in 1908
Vol 70 No. 2~
Mar per Chamber Chat
by Melen Tk £oof
Price: 35 cents
Tuesday" January 11, 2000 i
by B csren Cishcp
MCLLy GIJE5§ WliC?
The Chamber held its last official meeting on Wednesday, January The rain was nice but didn't stay
5th prior to the annual turn over of board positions. We are around long enough. It seems as
currently confirming a list of nominees for the incoming board, the amounts ranged from .20 to
Ballots will soon be mailed to all Chamber of Commerce members -60- I did not hear of any more
in good standing. We will be using self addressed, stamped forms than that.
this year to help expedite the voting process andthese should be Clint Brown is having problems
delivered to you by mail in the near future. with his heart.
Please give this form your prime consideration when it arrives. Elmer Green is in the hospitai
Then, simply drop the ballot back into the mail once you have made and could be facing surgery,
your choices. With your timely assistance, we can have the new Sunday two bad fires were
board in action by the end of this month. Ballots will be accepted reported and battled. The first
through Wednesday January 26th. An impartial committee will be one was out by the Y at Kramer
formed to count the ballots. Rd- a"d Wendel LooP- !t was a
Our next organizational meeting regarding bringing in the new bad fire and could have been
board will be at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 26th at the worse. Our firefighters did a
Chamber office. As always, we welcome anyone who is interested 9ood job and were able to put it
out before it jumped the road. It
The Interdenominational Bible
Study group will meet this
Wednesday morning at the First
Baptist Church We will be ln last weeks Ma9°° column we had (I to r) Russell Marschall,
studying the 10th chapter of Acts. Laletta Esclue". Jody Schackelford, and Russell Rogers. These
Everyone is welcome Harper students attended the District Leadership Training in Ingram.
I would like to wish my Mother, Jody Shackelford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schackelford
Bernie Ash Happy Birthday. Her was elected district treasurer. .
birthday is today, January 11th. This week we have a teacher from 1982 who ,aU9ht f® a'dl
Most of our college students American history, World history, physical science, and
have gone back to school or will historV D°y°u knowhim?
Free Photography Contest Open to Harper
was put out this side of Herbert
The second fire was out at
Calvin Kensing’s place and
continued to go to Carrie Tarr's.
I was told that they were having
to watch it because they could
not get to it in places. It was
watched around the clock during
the night Sunday night. At the
Owings Mills, MD (USA) - The International Library of Photography
is pleased to announce that over $60,000.00 in prizes will be
awarded this year in the International Open Amateur Photography
Contest. Photographers from the Harper area, particularly
beginners, are welcome to try to win their share of over 1,3000
prizes. The deadline for the contest is March 31,2000. The contest #me ' js has~ g'one° t0 press ,
is open to everyone and entry is FREE.
"Everyone has at least one memorable photo that captures a
special moment in time," stated Jeffrey Bryan, Contest Director.
"When people learn about our free photography contest, they
suddenly realize that their own favorite photos can win cash prizes,
as well as gain national exposure," continue Bryan.
be this next week. We wish them
The students of Harper will have
a student holiday on January 14th
for the Gillespie County 1-H &
FFA stock show in
Fredericksburg. On January 21st
the students will have another
holiday for the Hill District 4-H &
FFA Stock show in Kerrville.
On February 7th their will be a
Cross X Debate at Harper High
School starting at 9:30 a.m.
If you haven't met the new
principal at Harper you need to.
His name is Chris Stevenson.
We welcome him to Harper.
We still have reports of people
being sick with pneumonia and
the flu in the Harper community.
We hope all you are well soon.
Innovative Program Provides Financial
Security to Seniors
don't know if it has been
completely put out or not.
The Harper Livestock show took
place Saturday at the Ag Barn. It
was well attended. The students
Humor, Portraiture, or Other. The phot must be a color or
black-and-white print (unmounted), 8" x 10" or smaller. All entries
handling their animals
because their animal was jumpy,
nervous-' cold end ell the^Kv
must include the photographer's name and addres on the back, as ’ .’. birthday Sunday.
well as the category and the title of the photo. Photograhs should m^S ey are ' 3 ®°° J° .......
be sent to: The International Library of Photography, Suite
101-9007, 3600 Crondall lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Entries
must be postmarked by march 31,2000.
The International Library of Photography is an organization j
dedicated to bringing the work of amateur photographers to the '
public's attention. You can visit their website at www.picture.com.
All across the country, homeowners over the age of 61 are
Elizabeth Rahe was in the enjoying financial security through participation in the FHA-lnsured
hospital a short while last week reverse mortgage program. This innovative program allows
but is home and we are glad to homeowners to draw tax-free income from their home equity without
know she is doing better. requiring monthly repayment. No longer do older homeowners need
Happy Birthday Krystal Bowers! t0 compromise their standard of living in order to keep up with rising
For many Americans, the "golden years" are not very golden.
Health care costs, home maintenance expenses and property taxes
keep going up! For someone on a fixed income, it's often a
challenge to keen pace. Now, thanks to the advocacy of the
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and with the
trying their best. They are to be We wil* have Pictures in next backing of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
commended. More meat goats weeks paper of the HarPer stock (HUD), the reverse mortgage program provides a way to
were shown this year. We had 7 Show chamPions • That's al1 until supplement their income.
classes of goats this year. next week. A reverse mortgage is a safe financial alternative enabling older
Dell Lumpkins was at the _ homeowners to remain in their homes for years and enjoy a secure
l00kecj retirement. Reverse mortgages enable older homeowners to access
Kitty Harper celebrated her
birthday on January 11th.
Kyzar Meyer will celebrate
his 4th birthday January 15th.
Elbert Feller celebrated his
CRIME OF THE WEEK
January 5. 2000
On Tuesday, December 21, 1999, the Gillespie County Sheriffs
Office received a report of the theft of a 1983 Oldsmobile sedan,
with a maroon top and a cream body and red interior. The vehicle
was stolen from a residence at 17 Tejano Lane, in Royal Oaks.
If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers
at 997-TIPS (997-8477). You do not have to give your name and
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 cash for information leading to
the arrest and charges filed on the person responsible for this crime.
Celebrate The New Year All Around The World
Volunteer Host Families Needed for
International Exchange Students
Livestock show and she
Hill Cenitry CatUewtmei
First Meetiig Of 2111 Will Be At Kerrville
The Hill Country CattleWomen will meet January 18th at Inn of the
Hills in Kerrville. Began gathering about 10 am for coffee, and we
will start the meeting at 10:30 am. The cost will be $12.50 per
person, please try to turn in your reservation by January 11th. As a
reminder of your local reservation chairmen: Blanco-Ellen White
830/833-4496; Boerne-Vera Haag 830/336-2446, or Mary Jane
Morrison 830/816-3105; Comfort-Sharon Spenrath 830/995-3678;
Fredericksburg-Bernice Jenschke 830/997-5945; Junction-Betty Hill
Jail 915/446-2945, or Alvena Wingert 915/446-4332; Kerrville-Marj
Nicholson 830/895-4488; or 257-1244; Mason-Carole Zesch
Our speaker will be Stephen Salmon of San Angelo who is
president of Riverside & Landowners Protection Coalition. Stephen
The SHARE! High School Exchange Program is seeking local is a third generation rancher and he writes a monthly column for
volunteer families to host an exchange student from one of a variety Ranc^ anc* Rural Living Magazine. He has just attended a two day
meeting about keeping quail off the endangered species list. This
could be important for each one of us.
of countries for the 2000/2001 school year. Students will begin
arriving in early August, 2000 and the program has already received
applications from students in Germany, Switzerland, and Thailand
who want to participate in this exciting exchange experience.
The exchange students, all between the ages of 15 and 18 years,
will live with host families and attend local high schools. They are
carefully selected, speak English, have their own health insurance We want to thank all our neighbors and all our friends who sent
and spending money. Host families provide a bed and meals for flowers, cards, and food and who took care of us all of 1999 and
their exchange student, as well as friendship, understanding, and a now so that we can go into 2000. We want to say thanks to all
genuine desire to share the American way of life. All types of especially to the ones that had their childrens pictures in the cards,
families are eligible to host: those with small children or teens, Those pictures mean more than we can say. So as we leave 1999
"empty nest" families or those with no children, retired couples, and we hope that God will bless you all entering 2000. Thank you.
single-parent families. Happy Holidays and May God bless you always.
The SHARE! High School Exchange Program is sponsored by
Educational Resource Development Trust (ERDT), a non-profit
educational foundation that has been promoting intercultural
exchange for 25 years. The local coordinator will provide
information about the SHARE! Program and will help families slecet
a student with similar interests. Interested families are urged to call
Yvette Coffman, Texas State Director, at 1-800-941-3738 or the
ERDT Southwest Regional Office at 1-800-414-3738.
Beauty is a mystery. You can neither eat it nor make flannel out
We love you all
Mae & Hans
Pace® Soft Taco
Prep/Cook Time: 15 min.
1 lb. ground beef
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa or
8 flour tortillas (8”)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup shredded Cheddar
COOK beef and chili pow-
der in skillet until browned.
Pour off fat.
ADD salsa and heat through.
SPOON about V\ cup meat
mixture down center of each
tortilla. Top with lettuce and
cheese. Fold tortilla around
filling. Serve with additional
salsa. Serves 4.
the built up home equity in their home with repayment of the loan
deferred until they no longer live in the home. Proceeds from the
program are tax-free and can be received monthly, in cash or a
credit line can be established.
Historically, income qualifications have prevented many older
adults from qualifying for traditional loans. Until recently, many of
these homeowners were forced to sell their homes and move in
order to cover their expenses. The reverse mortgage program does
not have any income, asset, credit or employment standards.
While there is no restriction on the use of the money, quite often
the cash is used to payoff a current mortgage, to payoff some credit
cards, to pay the property taxes and insurance and of course, to
Seniors often worry that the expenses of homeownership will force
them to lower their standard of living. This is a choice that older
homeowners should not have to make. With the reverse mortgage
program, participants now have access to additional cash resources
without having to use their fixed montly income.
To learn more, individuals can contact, Jeffrey Moulton of the
Reverse Mortgage Department at 800-950-3297.
American Red Cross Offers Community
First Aid & Safety Course
There is still space available for the "Community First Aid &
Safety" classes being offered in January by the Hill Country
Chapter of the American Red Cross. The first class will be held on
Saturday January 15 from 8:00 am until 5 pm. A second class is
being offered on Tuesday and Thursday evening. January 27th and
29th. This class (split into two evenings) will be held from 6pm until
10pm each night. All classes will be held at the Chapter office
located at 333 Earl Garrett in Kerrville.
The general public is encouraged to participate in this course which
is designed to prepare individuals for emergencies in the home and
This course teaches breathing, airway obstruction techniques and
CPR for an adult victim. It also covers information on rescue
breathing, choking and CPR for infants and childtren, ages newborn
to 8 years of age. It trains individuals and families to act in an
emergency situation, and to recognize and care for life-threatening
And for pet owners, the Hill Country Chapter will be offering Pet
First Aid on Saturday February 19. Subjects covered will includew:
controlling bleeding; broken bones; poisoning; car sickness; shock;
snakebite; burns; and much, much more.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required for these
courses. Further information may be obtained by calling the Hill
Country Chapter of the American Red Cross office at 830-257-4677.
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