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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                11 f 1 Nfew Braunfels Herald May Serving Comal County Home of Roy Hargrove 75 Cents Sunday 125 Nursing facilities featured By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung Residents who move to a nursing home are making possibly the most significant change in their Such issues are the focus of local nursing homes this week during National Nurs ing Home Different daily leaving their homes and shar ing a room with a stranger are all major changes most would rather not When a familys resources are exhausted because of the cost of an inabil ity of the caretaker to pro vide or the decline of cognitive and physical abili a decision is made to con sider a nursing said Eva director of Social Services at Colonial Manor Care Not knowing how to handle such situations produces the same anxiety we all feel when we are confronting new Such issues need to be dis cussed and explored as much as possible before actually moving a loved one into a longterm care she They need reassurance that they are not that they are still important to that theyre still needed and said Rodney executive director and admin istrator at Eden The family will also difficult adjustments to Most feel guilty the stereo type of nursing homes affects The longterm health care industry has made significant and often a residents quality of life actually Choosing the right nursing home is very important it can affect the quality of life for both the resident and his family for years to For 80 to 90 per cent of the care will be given by Its important to know what kind of training they have received and what char and recommendations are sought when hiring nursing home official s An activity director pro vides most of the social activ ity and has a great effect on the quality of life in a nursing If religion has played an important role in a residents a full or part time minis ter at the nursing home will be important to Residents can call 1800 4589858 to check with the Texas Department of Bureau of Long Term Care on any nursing homes under Districts may benefit from new bill By ROSE MARIE EASH MeraldZeltung A school finance bill passed in the Senate Wednesday will bene fit both local according to New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles I like Bradberry It doesnt remove any tax base for either and the cut in base allotment is less than half of the prorata According to there may be some concerns over changes proposed by the bill in the weights for special The proposal is said to encour age districts to place students in the least restrictive and would initiate a pilot pro gram to include students with dis Elamants of the Senates Business Property Transfer School Finance System Include All districts are guaranteed a basic allotment of at a tax The cap on local tax rates Is changed to refloat only maintenance and Current allotments for technology and and adjustments for small sparse districts and the cost of education are Districts levying between and will rocoiva a guaranteed yield of per penny per weighted Beyond districts will receive a declining yield per penny of additional tax effort to a minimum yield of at Proration is oliminatod by using estimates of enrollment and property values nnd cuiront tnx rntos to calculate state aid any differences will bo nottlod between the state and the district the following yonr wilh million snt ariido for that The career ladder Is abolished arid the salary schedule for nonadministrative personnel is expanded from 10 to 20 based sololy on years of Teachers currently receiving a caronr ladder stipend are paid the greater of their salary on the now 20stop sched ule or their current salary including the Four additional days of staff development are added to teacher abilities in regular classroom set reducing the services for those The Business Property Transfer School Finance System proposed by Bill Rail chairman of the Senate Education requires the Commissioner of Education detach commercial properly from 109 wealthy school districts to ensure tho fewest pos sible number of school districts hiwe more than of prop erty wealth per weighted stu Weight refers to allowances for additional compensation for special education accord ing to thq Thirtyseven of the 109 would be forced to downsrale programs assuming current tax even though they could achieve the The bill provides that none of the districts lose property wealth beyond that necessary to main tain current operations spending per student at the maximum tax The bill would transfer about roughly percent of the approximately billion in commercial property from rich to poor The bill also requires that a minimal amount of commercial property lie affected where possi Shelter campaign begins final push By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung The final group of fundraisers for the Comal County Womens Shelter Capital Campaign begins today in an effort to raise the necessary to build a new shelter for female victims of domestic The Friends Division the campaign starts its drive toward a group goal of in contri butions with a kickoff ceremony at Entex at To the Capitol Campaign has received pledges totaling Were very confident of reach ing our said John The generosity of the people in New Braunfels and Comal Coun ty has been Campaign CoChair Rita Kauf mann said the will be met the goal of set for the Friends Campaign exceeded thanks to the involvement of contributors and Were in the last phase of the Guardian Division and were about to begin the Friends Divi Kaufmann We feel real good that the pledges will be increased substantially during the final Stauffer said all indications from campaigners leads him to believe the total contributions will be over the mark by Fri day Stauffer said that along with the donations of mon the campaign has received numerous donations of services and products from local busi Were getting excellent responses from organizations and which are just as impo7tant as he Kaufmann said the new shel which was originally designed to house 24 could possibly be house more women dueto the sue cess of the Because were meeting our goal or exceeding the publics mon ey has allowed us to possibly increase our floor Kauf mann Things are looking real The increased space would be utilized to handle the increasing demand in Comal County for shel ter from domestic violence According to Womens Shelter the percentage increase of women sheltered from 1991 to 1992 in Comal County was 77 The new shelter will provide victims safe harbor with a full livein supervi peer counseling and profes sional counseling Kaufmann said coordinators have purchased acres of land for the shelter and hope to begin building by with an expect ed opening date of early The Womens Shelter is a non profit organization For more infor mation on the Capital residents may call Cindy Stauffer at 6207520 or Rita Kaufmann at Gift Shop Manager Ursula Ehman and Executive Director Cathy Crist Talcott of the Hummel Museum display figurines based on the drawings of Sister The figurines are on loan to the muse um from Goebel Porzellanfabrik of The and a set of display cases valued at were delivered to the museum Wednesday in preparation for Tickets for the held May 2123 at Wursthalle in Landa are being sold For more call 6255636 or Ptioto by Karla Council to continue discussion on restraining order By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels City Council will reconvene in executive session at today to continue discussion about a restraining order filed against city officials The intent of a Wednesday night execu tive according to City Attorney Barry was to inform the council of the details of the lawsuit and discuss plans for a We havent had a chance to discuss this as a Moore I have to explain to them what the lawsuit is about and how it affects the Prior to the Mayor Protern Ambrosio Butch Benitez questioned whether Councilman James Goodbread should be allowed to attend the executive Goodbread told council members he dis cussed his involvement with Moore and planned to attend tho During tho several New Braun fels residents in the audience expressed their displeasure with the filing of lie law and Ted Alexander said County Attor ney Nathan Rheinlander should have used better discretion before approving the restraining order against the Goodbread and the wasnt called on to make a judgment as a Alexander He was called on to use his discretion as to whether or not this kind of lawsuit can be If it was fine but it was Alexander Council members returned from the exec utive session at Goodbread did not return with the coun cil members and could not be reached for The council reconvenes in executive ses sion at tonight in the City Munic ipal Inside WATER Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for a group of special people or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days happen We invite you to share with Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Alex Randy Darnell and April Lion coloring books The New Braunfels Evening Lions Club will be Giant and Giant Coloring Books Saturday and Sunday at K Mart and Funds will go tho clubs sight conservation Call 620 0825 for Celebrate Texas Music The final performance of the Celebrate Texas Music concert series on the Main Plaza will take place at 7 The concert will feature the festive sound of Mariachi Cardenas Kcos de Mexi The which represents the musical heritage of the Mexican was orginally scheduled to appear two weeks but was cancelled due to inclement Lotto Winning numbers AUSTIN Here are results of Lotto Texas yyinning numbers drawn last light by the Texas Lottery I MO28 313750 Estimated Lotto Texas jack pot million JbT   

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