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VideoFound on Longhorn Rd, neutered male Australian Shepherd mix, Call 210-305-2772 to claim.

VideoFound female med sized dog on Hickory Hill Dr in LaVernia. Pic in WCNews online ad. Probably not neutered, very playful and gets along well with cats. Please call 830-947-3458

VideoFound 2 year old female Basset Hound at the corner of 360 Shorthorn & 204 Longhorn Rd, Stockdale. Contact Paula at 210-827-9583.
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Karnes/Wilson Juvenile Probation Department is seeking the following positions: Juvenile Probation Officer: Must be degreed in Criminal Justice or related field with experience working with children and parents. Position is year round supervising juvenile offenders, making recommendations to court, curfew checks, and being on call. Attendance/Juvenile Probation Officer: Must be degreed in Criminal Justice or related field with experience working with children and parents. The Attendance Officer works same hours as the school districts providing prevention services to children and parents who have issues with truancy. Juvenile Probation Officer will manage a small caseload of juvenile offenders making recommendations to court, curfew checks, and being on call. Position is year round.  Individual must be versatile and able to separate prevention from intervention skills. Prevention Specialist: Position acts as a drill instructor within the environment of the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). Follows JJAEP school calendar. This is a quasi-military program, so prior military experience a plus. Degreed individual preferred with experience working with children. Must be a Juvenile Supervision Officer or be able to obtain the certification. Administrative Prevention Specialist: Position acts as a drill instructor but takes on administrative assistant role to the Assistant Chief within the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). Position will include direct contact with the child and parent. Must be a Juvenile Supervision Officer or able to obtain. Prefer degreed individual. Must have knowledge of military procedures. To apply send resume to n-schmidt@kwjpd.com.
Plastic Product Formers, Inc. is accepting applications for a full-time blow-mold operator. Must be willing to perform physical work in an outside environment and work 10-12 hour shifts including overtime. Must be willing to work some weekend and night shifts. Will be required to clean, set-up, operate, and monitor blow-mold equipment while also performing trimming and inspection of production parts. Includes packaging and material handling. Must pass background check and drug test. Excellent benefits offered. Fax 210-635-7999 or apply in person at 7124 Richter Road, Elmendorf, TX.
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Q: What is the best chain saw to buy as a gift? My husband is picky, so I want to get a good one?

A: I really like my Stihl chain saw, but you might want to see if he will give you some hints as to his favorite.

Q: Is it time to plant onions? Can we still plant spinach and broccoli? I see they are still at the nursery.

A: Yes, to all of the questions. Prepare the soil by incorporating a cup of slow-release or “winterizer” fertilizer into each row of the garden.

Q: Primula are spectacular. Why don’t more gardeners plant them?

A: They require full shade and need to be protected from slugs and snails. Apply a bait every week. Primulas are also expensive. I agree with you though, they are worth the cost.

Q: My son gave us a deodara cedar to use for a holiday tree, and he says he will help us plant it in the yard after the holidays. Is that a reasonable plan?

A: Yes, deodara cedar makes a good holiday tree, and then (if it has its roots intact) can be planted in the yard in full sun. Sometimes the tops freeze in very cold weather but even with the top gone, it is a beautiful lawn tree.

Q: It is hard to believe, but I still have tomatoes. All the fruit is large. If I harvest the tomatoes before the next freeze, will it ripen in the house? I am tired of trying to protect the plants from the cold.

A: Yes, the full-size fruit will ripen in the house.

Q: We found some Bermuda grass seed in the garage and planted it but none grew. It was several years old. Do you think that is the problem?

A: No, Bermuda grass seed won’t germinate in cool weather. It is planted between April 15 and Sept. 15. Try again in late spring.

Calvin Finch is a horticulturist and the director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center at Texas A&M-San Antonio. Hear him on “Gardening South Texas” on KLUP 930 AM radio Saturdays noon to 2 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Or, email him at reader@wcn-online.com.
 

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