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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                URSDAYI Cross Country runner course record P 6 New Braunfels 50 CEN in one section Hiiin Serving Comal County Home of RACHEL JUAREZ Vol 141 No 234 i STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes New Brautfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Racheljuarez Welecia Moreno Anastacto Her nandez JR GaUegos Happy Anniversary to Roger Dorothy Brinkkoeter Neva Fred Wagnetz Mr Mrs Pete GonzalesSr Canyon Lake Trade Show on tap Oct 14 The Second Annual Canyon Lake Trade Show will be held today from 5 to 9 at the Woodlands Country Club located off FM 2673 in Startzville The event is sponsored by the Canyon Lake Women In Busi ness club All proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for local stu dents Friends of Dittlinger meet The next regular meeting of Friends of Dittlinger Library will be today at 7 p jm at the library Magazine Home schoolers meet tonight Families Advocating Instruc tion in the Texas Homes a port group for home educators will meet today at 7 For the rneeting location and more infor mation call Donna at 6204905 NARFE meets New Braunfels Chapter No 666 of the National Association for Retired Federal Employees will meet Friday Oct 15 at the Senior Citizens Center 855 Lan da Street at am A New Braunfels police officer will pre sent a program on protecting your home when you are away and Congressional legislation will be scrutinized Everyone is invited Coffee and refreshments will be served Call Wilbur Wieding at 6296522 Hummel Contest The traditional Hmmel Look ALike contest is slated for 10 ajn Oct 30 on the steps of the Hummel Museum 199 Main Plaza Contestants will be judged on their likeness to Hummel fig urines Judges will be County Judge Carter Casteel Joe Kuehler and Mike Dietert Mr Tim Tippit will emcee the event Admission is free Children who would like to enter should stop by the Hummel Museum and choose the Hum mel figurine they would like to imitate Make the costume and enter and enter the contest The entry fee is per child with proceeds going to the museum Entries will be accepted in two categories Individual Figurines and Group Figurines Entry forms are available at the Hum mel Museum Opas Haus or the Municipal Building at 424 S Castell Deadline for entry is Oct 25 Grand Prize winners in each category will receive a sav ings bond Call 6082 100 hvitti as rtodtrs to submit items to Stgmmfisch According to tht AffWvw wd mtntotrt of Qtrmem cenvmwty Stommtuch conpwiiy to yathtr twd short happtnings Wt invitt you to iban with PRA HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Joining together each Wednesday are local pastors who spend Wednesday mornings praying for each other and the community and also for unity and how to bring the communitys churches together From left are Jaime Guerrero of House of Refuge Dennis Gallaher of Freedom Fellowship Eloy Jaramlllo of Hosanna Baptist Don Duncan of Tree of Life Larry Lanphler of First Assembly of God and Rick Jackson of The Pentacostals of New Braunfels Local pastors join together to pray share By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Several local pastors have been making efforts for the past two years to join together efforts of all churches in this area and start a spiritual revival among area We try to center on praying for the community and praying for a spiritual said Gallaher But we also pray for each other As pastors we face a great deal in this day and time and sometimes we have to seek moral support and advice from each Ministers said they prayfor the city council church es other pastors in the city etc Pastors have been meeting every Wednesday for the past two and onehalf years for prayer meetings The meetings are held upstairs in the Henne Hardware Building on San AntonibStreet We have an understanding as pastors in our city that one of our jobs is the pray for the said Dennis Gallaher pastor of the Freedom Fellowship Church We have a responsibility to pray for the communi said Scott Tjernagel pastor at Mission Valley Bible Church Ministers in the group said they meet not only to pray but also to share ideas and for the companion ship They said they also share many of the same prob lems We have the same challenges and the same said Bob Keith of St Johns Episcopal Church All of the members of the group said the March for Jesus held in June was one of their methods for join ing together churches However Gallaher said the group is trying not to be event One of the things that can happen with a lot of pas tor fellowships is that things become veryevent orient ed he said We see a problem in the land The bottom line of the problem is not economic or moral but said Tjernagel Dave McKain minister at Dayspring Church said the group has also given him the opportunity to learn from other pastors The wisdom they have shared has been a blessing to me and an he said The Spanish March for Jesus one of the events the group is concerned with will be held Nov 6 Ministers in the group said breaking down racial barriers is one of the things mentioned in their prayers Ministers involved in the group include Gallaher Tjernagel McKain Keith Jaime Guerrero of House of Refuge Eloy Jaramillo Hosanna Baptist Church Don Duncan Tree of Life Fellowship Larry Lanphier First Assembly of God and Rick Jackson The Pente costals This Sunday a joint service for area residents will be held at 7 The service will be held at St Johns Episcopal Church A community Thanksgiving service will be held Nov 23 at the Tree of Life Fellowship Last year 500 people attended this event Child molester gets 99year prison sentence By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer James Calvin Lewis 62 of New Braunfels was sentenced to 99 years in prison Thursday after being found guilty on charges of molesting a child Lewis indictment included nine counts of indecency with a child The case was heard this week at the Comal County Courthouse Testimony began on Monday and was completed by Wednesday Jury deliberations on the guiltinno cence phase of the trial lasted one hour while deliberations on the punishment phase lasted only 25 minutes Lewis was originally tried before a judge in October lyyi The judge found him guilty and combined all of his charges into one aggravated sexu al assault charge At that time he was sentenced to life in prison and forced to pay a fine However his conviction was later overturned by the state Court of Appeals Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer said the Court of Appeals over turned the case on the basis that the tri al court wrongfully combined the es for one trial without notice For this case an amendment was added to the indictment accounting for the nine counts of indecency with a child Reimer said 99 years was the max imum sentence the jury could for the charges During the first trial Lewis also admitted to having a prior and another previous indictment for t indecency with a child in the Dallas area Dunne that testimony he claimed the previous indictments were due to conspiracies against him due to his past role as a confidential informant Lewis was arrested on Feb at his residence in the 400 block of Academy Street He was represented in the first trial by courtappointed defense attorney Ronald Zipp In this weeks trial he was repre sented by David Schulman of Austin Ag officials urge support of Proposition 16 item By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Depart ment of Agriculture are encouraging citizens not to overlook Proposition 16 as voters cast their ballots Nov 2 Proposition 16 the last amendment on the November ballot asks the vot ers to allow the state to add mil lion in funding to the Texas Agricul tural Finance Authority TAFA is a loan guarantee program which combines the public and private sector according to Mark Ellison assistant commissioner for marketing and agribusiness development for the Texas Department of Agriculture TAFA was originally approved by voters in 1989 and has a current fund of million The funds are used to guarantee loans for prospective busi nesses or businesses looking to expand According to Ellison businesses eli gible for the funding are those that may have had trouble getting loans from banks He said these small busi nesses still have to find a bank for the loan and go through the loan appli cation procedure however these loans are guaranteed by TAFA should the business default There are times when a bank cant son The loans are in areas that are fairly Ninety percent of the loan is guar anteed The maximum loan amount is million Ellison said the program allows for the creation or preservations of jobs He also said that jobs throughout the Texas economy are pre served because of the program Most of the opportunities are for those in the processing business he said Businesses in this area which benefit include the Silver Streak Bass Co in Seguin En Casa Foods Inc in San Antonio and The Living Christ mas Tree Inc in Texas Agricultural Commissioner Rick Perry has voiced his support for the proposition along with former Texas governors Preston Smith Dolph Briscoe Mark White and William K Clements Jr Early voting on these amendments has already started at the Comal Coun ty Courthouse McKenna contracts with health system for lithotripsy procedure By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer McKenna Memorial Hospital has contracted with Aegis Health Systems Inc for a therapy system to treat kidney stones which does not require surgery Tim Brierty assistant administrator at McKenna Memorial said the new system lithotripsy can be performed on an outpatient basis According to Brierty the process employs a succession of shock waves focused on the stone producing tension forces that cause the stone to break into particles small enough to pass out of the body during The first commercial shock wave lithotripter was introduced by a West German firm and initially used in Europe to treat kidney stones starting in 1980 The first patient use of this device in the United States occurred in984 Ibis device has now been used world wide in the treatment of over kidney stone patients Ron Mercer president of the Edmond Oklahomabased Aegis Health Systems explains Shockwave lithotripsy has become the preferred treatment for most stones located in the kidney and upper ureter and also to break up stones which probably would be operated upon Lithotripsy allows the stone to pass more safely less painfully and less traumatically It also is less disruptive of a patients activities than open Our hospital is excited that we can now offer the same kind of advanced kidney stone therapy and support staff that Aegis currently provides to major hospitals in metropolitan areas like said Brierty Patients can now be treated here at home making it less expensive and more convenient for them and their families Since its beginning in 1953 McKenna Memorial Hospital Us physicians nurses and support staff have been committed to patient care and caring Operating costs have con tinually mounted and the competition from metropolitan hospitals has become so strong that its a constant challenge to accomplish our initial mis he said Yet were determined to take care of the needs of this regjoa From Ian Cassia McKeen Or Luis Ramos Arnuflo Vlllela Lithotripsy procedure The lithotripsy treatment process allows McKenna Memorial to provide effective methods of cost containment while maintaining the level of quality health care our patients expect and deserve which is our prime said Brierty Given a choice between receiving care in this familiar atmos phere and in one where the patient feels he or she is one of many strangers HsnaWZeftuny photo by KARLA WENZEU Dlanna Kramer on demonstrate the in a strange surrounding theres little question the majoritys preference would be staying home This latest treatment technology for kidney stones is now available here at McKenna For further information call the McKenna Memorial Radiology Department at 6259111 extension 227 NBU board okays purchase By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels Utilities board of directors approved the purchase of computer hardware and software to replace existing sys tems The board met in a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the matter According to NBU General Man ager Bob Sohn the total cost of the system will be approximately He said the hardware will cost between the ware will cost approximately and additional costs will be incurred for maintenance The equipment is very he said We spent a lot of time develop ing and knowing what is really on the Sohn said the equipment is being purchased from a company in that specializes in city cwnpyter soft ware systems They are one of the few that have developed a line of already he said Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 6 13 32 3 22 1 Jackpot million   

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