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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY CENTS COUNTDOWN 464 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqufcentenniaf March March New Braunfels 16 Pages in two sections Sept HeraldZeitu Serving Comal County Home of KATHY FORGELLE Vol 141 No 205 INSIDE Sports 388 S TAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Daniel Rojo Kathy Forgelle Kathy Hart man Jay Sigle Cora Tausch Patricia Baker Gregory Self George Keoghan David Sotelo Hap py Anniversary to Dwayne Cheryl Koepp 5 Jerri Larry Brumbelow 28 years Sat Symphony Guild plans first luncheon The New Braunfels chapter of the MidTexas Symphony Guild will hold the first of its regular brownbag luncheon meetings on Monday Sept 13 from am to 1 at the Victoria Bank meeting room 1000 N Walnut Ave Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month Members participate in a variety of activities which support the MidTexas Symphony For membership information call Arlene Buhl at 6256411 Newcomers Club meeting Sept 7 The speaker for the New Braunfels Newcomers Club at 10 Tuesday Sept 7 will be member Anna Zubkova She will relate her personal life in Siberia as a former Russ ian Army nurse who was cap tured by the Germans as a pris oner of war In 1945 the American liberat ed Anna and she came to Miami She now is a happy grateful citi zen of New Braunfels WORD special meeting cancelled The Water Oriented Recre ation District WORD special meeting to be held last night was cancelled due to a lack of quo rum McKenna HealthLink to host lecture Sept 7 McKenna HealthLink is spon soring a free Menopause Presen tation Betsy Pond LPC in con junction with the McKenna HealthTalks Lecture Series will present Menopause Whats Happening to Tuesday Sept 7 at 7 in the McKen na Memorial Hospital dining room Whats happening to me is a question driving many of the menopausal womens concerns All HealthTalk presentations are free and open to the public For more information call Dan Davis HealthLink coordi nator at 6259111 Memorial service set Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Auxiliary will have a POW Memorial Service at 7 on Sept 8 Fifth District President Irene Henzie will make her official visit and inspection Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite to share with MDA telethon local activity highlight Labor Day agenda By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Labor Day brings more than just good times and the chance to take a day off also brings help to those suffering from Muscular Dys trophy through the Muscular Dystro phy Associations Labor Day Telethon Officials hope New Braunfels resi Area residents may make pledges to San Antonio pledge center this year dents will participate in the Telethon to benefit MDA In Comal County Headwind with Productions This will be the first year New Abbottland and UBan Corporation Braunfels will not have its own pledge are joining together to present the first center However residents will be Miss Whitewater Swimsuit Contest on Sept 5 The event will take place at Abbot tland on River Road Activities begin at noon and include entertainment by Eric Scott and able to call a local number 6081722 and the call will be forwarded to the pledge center in San Antonio In addition to the telethon various activities will be held around the area as the emcee Miller Lite is the featured beer of the event and will be introducing a new product In addition the MillerLite girls will be on hand for Polaroid photos Cost is The contest begins at 5 There will be three categories sizes 12 and 1416 and prizes will be awarded to the winner in each cate gory A grand prize will be awarded to the overall winner Miss Whitewater All proceeds from the event bene fit the Muscular Dystrophy Associa tion of San Antonio For information on how to enter the event contact Randy Mock at 534 8154 or 8286431 lThe on 70yearold Eden Home resident Joseph Tippins who spends his time entertaining fellow residents By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Elvis is alive and well and liv ing at Eden Home in New Braunfels He is living through musi cian Joseph Jay Tippins a 70year old New Braunfels resident who recently came to Eden Home after having knee surgery Tippins also known as the Eden Home Elvis entertains the residents and employees at the local nursing home with downhome country music mixed in with a little rock n roll I give people what they want to hear Whatever they suggest I try to bring it he said A native of Tennessee Tippins has spent his recent years entertaining res idents at several nursing homes Tippins lives at Laurel Apartments where he also provides entertainment to residents He came to Eden Home just recently and is expected to return home next week People have been so good to me said Tippins Even after I move I hope to come back every Tippins said he normally sings any where he including going to parks churches and other nursing homes I would even go to the White House to sing for President said Tippins He said when he was brought into Eden Home he was playing his guitar and singing down the hallway As they were bringing me down from the hospital I was singing Waltz Across he said His eyes fill with tears when he talks about the reaction of the resi dents to his music I give a boost to them They start to sing alpng One time they didnt want to quit and he said Being lively is what helps someone HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Seventyyearold Joseph Jay Tippins strums his guitar to the tunes of vintage Elvis Presley whose struggling Any old dead fish can float down the Last week Tippins played to resi dents in the Alzheimers Unit at Eden Home He said he was told by nurses the patients in that unit hadnt talked in days and after listening to him they sounded like a bunch of Tippins plays songs from Ernest Tubb Hank Williams and Johnny Cash He said he sometimes uses his own lyrics with music from profes sional artists and he usually likes his lyrics better Tippins was bom on Lookout Moun tain in Tennessee He said his dad got mixed up with some moon shiners and was caught by the rev enuers They gave him one year and one We got in our Model T Ford and headed for New York City Up there they thought we was something from outer he said Tippins said he and his family con tinued to travel around the United States throughout his youth I was raised in the back of a Mod el T Ford going from state to he said Tippins interest in music was also born on Lookout Mountain at a very early age We had a lard bucket and I would thump it with my fingers like a guitar In 1937 a preachers wife taught me three chords and I started to he said I thought I was Gene Autry in the Since then he has played with musi cians who played with Ernest Tubb He has also visited and entertained residents at nursing homes in the Dal las area He came here at the request of his daughter and soninlaw Sharon and Bob Kimball who live in New Braun fels My daughter said people play gui tar in the park and I should be down here and join he said Tippins most recent venture in music includes sending his lyrics to Nashville He is planning to send four of his best songs to a record company in Nashville Despite his musical talents Tippins said he does not want to be a star I dont want no big he said In the meantime Tippins will con tinue sharing his talents with shutins in this area He also said he is available for other engagements I think its kind of a gift I like to use it to bring good cheer to Workers in Comal County donning United Way Tshirts Tshirts become Friday regular for local United Way supporters volunteers By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Workers in Comal County are showing their support for the United Way by donning their United Way t shirts every Friday during September and October The tshirt promotion is expected to begin today and several area busi nesses have joined in the effort They are snowing solidarity for the United Way said Unit ed Way Executive Director Joe Worl Eleven area businesses are current ly planning to participate in the tshirt promotion and other are expected to follow Those participating are Bank of America Citizens Bank Plaza Bank Garden Ridge Bank Victoria Bank and Trust New Braunfels Herald Zeitung TXI Cement Kraft Mobiletel Witting and Miller and the City of New Braunfels The tshirts are produced by patients at Mental Health and Mental Retar dation which is one of the United Way agencies They are increasing the amount of money we can said Worl What goes around comes Worl said the idea to distribute the shirts cam from the United Way in Kansas He said the group used the idea last year and it proved to be suc cessful It helps get us exposure out in the said Worl The shirts can be purchased for each According to Worl they are white with the United Way symbol and say Helping those most in HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Twovehicle accident Reed Blatchley of New Braunfels was Injured In a twovehicle accident on the west frontage road of IH35 at the Walnut exit this morning at 8 when the van he was driving collided with a pickup truck Blatchley was taken by New Braunfels EMS to McKenna Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144
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