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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas Bridges stands alone as female Opa October Page 3A By SARAH DUKE Staff writer For 25 Frances Bridges of New Braunfels has been the only woman member of the Opa organization in New She is an original member of the organization and has been active since its For those unfamiliar with the Opas are members of the Wurstfest Association who work several hours each year to ensure the smooth running of Other than working with the civic organization works to improve the community and the schools of New Bridges became a member in i960 when she worked to put on the first called then the Sausage She organized the popular Sausage Dog Fun Show for 24 Last year was her last dog When Ed the creator of asked her for help with the first festival in she told him she would be pleased to help out but wanted to become part of Wurstfests decision making I told them I wanted to be a member but I didnt want a bunch of those guys telling me how to run the Bridges I really just snuck in by the back If I would have been five years they wouldnt have let me she In the years since the Opas formed their no other woman has been To join the a person must be invited to join after being named by the board of Before becoming able to a member must serve as a Kleine Kleine Opas are junior Frances Bridges holds one of her Curtiss Bridges Ed Grist and thenMayor Joseph Faust check dogs from the first dog show in Bridges They must work a certain amount of hours working on civic activities and when there is a vacancy in the general they may be voted Bridges is now an Opa one of the few members of the group who is not required to work at or before But she continues to put in several hours of work for the festival and the other civic activities she considers Weather Extended forecast North Texas A chance of rain Friday night and early otherwise no precipitation Windy and turning cooler Friday night and Partly cloudy and cool Sunday and Highs Saturday around 70 lowering into the low to mid 60s Sunday and Lows generally in the South Texas Generally fair skies Saturday through Monday with cool nights and mild Lows in the 40s north and 50s Highs in the 60s north and 70s West Texas A chance of showers and cold Clearing late Saturday or Sunday with cold nights but slowly warmer and near 50 Saturday warming to upper 60s by Lows near Highs South Plains lower 50s Saturday warming to near 70 by Lows in the lower Highs Permian Basin mid 50s Saturday wanning to near 70 by Lows in the mid to upper Forecast North Texas Mostly fair and cool Increasing cloudiness and turning cooler from northwest Lows tonight 39 to Highs Friday 63 to West Texas Increasing cloudiness tonight and mostly cloudy Friday except partly cloudy south Chance of showers north possibly mixed with snow and scattered showers mainly east of the mountains Lows tonight upper 40s lowlands of southwest to mid 30s Highs Friday near 50 panhandle to upper 60s valleys of South Texas Decreasing clouds east fair Partly cloudy most sections Lows tonight in the mid and upper 40s 50s Highs Friday from the 70s north to the 80s Port Arthur to Port OConnor A gale warning is in Northwest winds diminishing to near 15 knots near shore and 20 to 25 knots offshore Wind becoming northeast near 15 knots Rough seas subsiding to 5 to 7 feet near shore and 7 to 10 feet offshore Port OConnor to Brownsville Small craft should remain in Northwest winds diminishing to 10 to 15 knots near shore and 15 to 20 knots offshore Wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots Seas 3 to 5 feet near shore and 5 to 7 feet offshore Texas Tropical Storm Juan continued to move away from Texas early reducing the onceheavy rainfall over Southeast Texas and eastern sections of the state to light drizzle and occasional light But there was something new added to Texas forecasts for Theres the chance of some light snow mixed with some scattered showers expected over portions of West No accumulation is the former was drifting slowly eastward early just off the Louisiana It was located at dawn just west of the mouthe of the Mississippi forecasters It was to be mostly fair over western sections of North Texas and South Texas today and fair over all of West The light rain and drizzle over the eastern third of the state was expected to end tonight and be accompanied by decreasing Lows tonight will be in the mid 30s in the Panhandle and in the 40s and 50s over the rest of the Highs Friday will be in the 50s in the Panhandle and in the 60s and 70s Early morning temperatures were in the upper 30s over the northern part of the Panhandle and in the 40s and 50s over the rest of the Extremes ranged from 37 at Deaths Delia Paredez Services for Delia of 1307 will be at 10 Friday at Zoeller Funeral Burial will follow in Comal died 29 in Paredez was born to Enrique and Maria nee Marine in New She married Juan Paredez and she had lived in Victoria 13 Survivors include her Juan Paredez of Victoria one son David Paradez of Victoria four Andea Paula Josefa Gonzales and Luisa all of New Braunfels three Sebastian Matias Ortiz and Francisco all of New Braun fels and one Prayer service will be at today at Zoeller Funeral James Oscar Lee Services are pending at Doep penschmidt Funeral Home for James Oscar of Canyon died 30 at Audie Murphy Memorial Hospital in San Adolfina Wersterfer Services are pending at Doep penscfamidt Funeral Home for Adolfina ol 741 Santa Clara to New cued 30 at Humana Hospital in Sw The Opa organization has grown to more than 150 members in the 25 years since it was I dont think a lot of them even know Im an Bridges They probably think I just go to the meetings to eat and take a few pic She has worked as a photographer and reporter for area newspapers for many Every so often at the one of them will let loose with some fourletter words and then theyll turn around and look at me and say excuse she I tell them Ive heard it all Bridges and her Curtiss Bridges worked on the dog show for the first five After Bridges was in charge of the Exhibitors for the shows came from the San Houston and surrounding Bridges has raised dachshund dogs for several years and shown them in competition across the Each dog at the Wurstfest dog show received a smokehouse Trophies were given to the first place entries in categories of most best costumed and the dog most resembling a San Antonio Sausage put on obedience shows that Bridges said drew large crowds that cheered on their favorite Opa members See Page 12A ttarfalcHttitiang USPS 377880 If you have not received your paper by Tuesday through Friday or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Published Sunday morning and Thursday and Friday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Castell New TX Dave Kramer Susan Editor Claude Shirlene Thornton Office Manager Sandi Cheryl Brzozowski Don Avery Circulation 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