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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Braves knock off Astros in TriCounty action 11A 50 CENTS New Braunfels 18 Pages In two sections June Serving Comal County Home of Greg Weston 149 INSIDE Water 10A STAMMTISCH Best Wishes The New Braunfels Hcrald Zcitung sends birthday wishes to Lydie Dustin Bobble Mclinda Chapa andllayden Teen Connection meeting on tap Thursday A board meeting for Teen Connection is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 7 at Krauscs Child care training program A child care training confer ence designed for individuals who work with prcschool chil dren is scheduled for June 26 at Lone Slar Primary School in New The conference is sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Prercgis tration fee is and the cost of the conference is Forms are available in the extension service office at 132 Water Lane or call 625 GBR A board meeting set for Thursday A regular meeting of the GuadalupcBlanco River Amhority will be held June 17 of the Authoritys located at 933 Court in H Fountain WalkA Thon set for June 27 A walk to save the fountain is planned for Sunday June 27 at The sixmile walkthrough the parks and historic neighborhoods will begin at the Hummel Muse and all proceeds from partic ipants sponsors will go toward restoring the 100yearold foun teams and chal lenges arc welcome and add to the Pledge sheets and entry forms arc available at Johnson 283 or Vol 339 Main Call 6255321 for more infor Meeting set on new Christian school A grass roots meeting con cerning the formation of a new Christian school in New Braun fcls will take place on June 17 at 7 at Cross Lutheran located at 169 If anyone is interested but unable to contact Krista Lamsfuss at The New Braunfels Ilerald Zettung invites Us readers to sub mit items to According to he Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of a commu nity to gather and share the days We invite you to share with Kroger to close local store New Braunfels store just one of 15 area closures by grocery firm From staff and wire reports SAN ANTONIO Kroger officials say the grocery company plans to pull out of Ihc San Antonio where it operates 15 stores and employs Kroger officials said they expect to complete ly withdraw from the area which includes the closure of the New Braunfels store a loss of approximately 100 and the loss of a major contributor to the area See Chamber page 2A The move comes after Kroger clerks rejected a bid to renegotiate their union Kroger expects to enter into final agreements with interested buyers for the sale of its San Antonioarea food said a statement issued Monday by A letter from Cincinnatibased Kroger to district workers Monday said Kroger expects to close the stores in about 60 Local 455 of the United Food and Commercial representing 900 deli and pro duce late Sunday rejected Krogcrs plan lo trim wages and benefits to boost profit Both votes needed to jibe to make the voles New Braunfels will be left with two Wucsts one Handy Andy and one when Kroger shuts down in two bill according to Mike DC La vice president of public affairs for said the competition in the area will riot The closing of Kroger shouldnt affect us at Do Ln Gnrzn Wo have n plan in effect through the yenr so from a planning nnd marketing standpoint we shouldnt bo I think a lot of peo ple underestimate the competition in this NEW BEGINNINGS By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The most precious thing Hospice New Braunfels has to offer at a lifes ending is the opportunity for some new New friends who come lo meet the spiritual and prac tical needs of patients and their loved ones arc a life affirming Marjoric Spaulding takes every opportunity lo give testimony about thai Her Albert was a hospice patient for aboul six teen He wouldnt have done that had he had to go to the hospital or to a nursing Spaulding They make the theyre sensitive to the person who is ill as wellas the family and the nurse was very gifted with my These people impressed me and it takes a lol to impress She spoke of the new friends thai Alberi Spaulding made in the last monihs of his My husband was a very private Spaulding He wouldnl have been comfortable with having someone come to bath and mas sage him with most but the hospice worker who came was won derful she had a wonderful touch with There was a special friend from Hos who was a He provided no medical care but in many ways Spaulding spoke of him as the most important part of the For my husband not only was he this helpful person with physical chores like walking the dog and bringing my husband chewing tobacco mosl of all they bonded as she My husband would not have had that had it not been for this tremendous So what can I youre forever graieful and recognize how fortunate my husband was and how fortunate the family Every family is dif every individual is but these people are there for wherev er their patients Theyre sensitive to the different nuances of personalities and characters and allow dial person to be themselves without being ishcd in any Thats Dan Ashley was the very special volunteer in Albert Spauldings I started spending a couple of hours with him on Tuesdays and Thursdays and ihcn on Saturdays and Sundays I would come over I said because Dan Ashley left and Marjorle Spaulding have played Important roles each others we couldnt let the newspapers set out bul it was really because I just wanted to come over and see said Ive liked all the hos pice patients Ive had and all of them amaze but Spaulding was an exceptional I was told when I went through the hospice training that the volunteer will get more out of the patienl than the patient will get out of the he If there was ever a true statc menl that was it And the hos pice staff is always ready to go out of their way to help me with questions or Hospice services are designed for patients who can no longer benefit from curative treatment typically the life expectancy is six months or Mosl receive care al Physi aides and volunleers work together with the patient and family to ensure that patients live an painfree life with dignity and quality at home or in a homelike The focus of hospice care is not the disease bul the The key element is the recognition of dying as a normal process bul one lhai requires special scnsilivity and compassion stressing human values lhai go beyond the phys ical needs of the Studies have shown hospice care to be no more cost ly and frequently less expensive than conventional care during the last six of life according to the Nation al Hospice The use of less highcost technology and the services of friends and volunleers for the daytoday palieni care al liome arc cited as reasoas by tiie organ Hospice care is a cov ered bencfil under mosl private insur ance plans and Medicare and Even so tiie payments rarely cover tiie full cosl of care so Hospices often rely to a great extent on grants and com munity Hospice New Braunfels is a non profit community based organisation serving the needs of Comal County and western Guadalupe donations and bequests enable them to provide care for all patients regardless of their ability to HoraldZoitung photo by JOHN HUSETH They arc also currently seeking new We have a lolof differenl kinds of opportunities for said Christina the Hospice New Braunfels Volunteer We need people to provide deliver equipment and do office work in addition to working oncononc with Right now we especially need help transcribing medical notes from dictaphone for If you arc interested in volunteer call Special training is offered for volunteers who want to work with Donations are also needed and arc lax deductible under Section 501 cX3 of Ihe Internal Revenue New ESD funding is not commissioner says By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer According to Commissioner the new Emergency Services District voted in by the Canyon Lake citizens will help generate more funds for EMS service in the it will not be able to provide the amounts necessary to provide fulltime paid The EMS has been given by the said They had an election and created an Emergency Services District which is a taxing It will start this year and that will make more funds According to Evans the ESD contracts with the EMS to provide services and while the coun ty will continue to support the ESD is a governmental entity with the taxing authority to raise funds and is primarily responsible for the ser Its their primary he But theyre not going to get enough for that it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide service based on paid personnel look at New County Commissioners will be looking at the county budget in July according to The ESD will receive the first funds from laxes nexi We jusi received a statement from tiie Comal Appraisal District for said William president of tiie ESD 2 which contracts the Canyon Lake A net of will be available to We just approved a budget for for salaried personnel but that wont be until Theyre talking about a permanent paramedic and a couple of EMTs one fulltime and a couple of parttime he For more funding through the ESD they have to go back to tiie legislature in TlKJ ESD was initially created by the legislature in to a petition by the EMS unit accord ing to He said tiie district can tax up to two cents per Speaking of the funding received from the Phillips said has been provided for EMS since tiie unil was split from the fire department three or four years We can always ask said We really havent talked about increasing the funding from the counly because that was pretty much set in For or advertising call 6259144
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