Friday, October 22, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Canyon ftfew Braunfels homecomings on tap tonight Paoe 8 ZF COUNfOOWN 422 March 21 1985 New Braunfels 16 Pages In one section Oct t HeraldZei Serving Comal County Home of JANICE MANN I Vol 141 No 235 INSIDE Sports Si YMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Janice Mann Dawn Ralston Frida Martin Dennis Koepp Arnold Robertson Gloria ft Guerrero Joe Artimez Thelma Grab Joe Melat Carl Meschke Happy Anniversary to Mr Mrs Pedro Parpida Mr Mrs Robert Keoghan Supertrain meeting planned Citizens Opposing SuperTrain COST is planning a meeting to discuss the latest developments on the Texas TGV project A ral ly will be held at the McQueeney Lions Club in McQueeney at 7 on Oct 27 For more information call 3798147 Bows N Strings program on tap lie New Braunfels Chapter of the Mid Texas Symphony Guild will present Bows N a program for fifth graders on Oct 25 at at Dittlinger Memorial Library The program is for parents their children to learn more about music A registration will be charged and at least one parent must be a member For more information call 6291526 A Taste of Theater to be presented A Taste of Theater from The Dining Room of Gumey will be presented by retiring offi cers of the Book Review Club at its last regular meeting of the year Tuesday Oct 26 Those presenting excerpts from the play are Lucille Douma Joyce Billingsley Sue Luttrell Nancy and Howard Schultz and Marty and Dick Weicker The slate of officers for 1994 includes Doris Amacher presi dent Linden Anderson vice president Shirley Brooks trea surer and Isabel Magel secre tary The program is at in the ballroom of the Senior Citi zens Center with coffee at am and short business meeting to follow the program The public is welcome with a donation per person People Against Violent Crimes meeting scheduled People Against Violent Crimes will meet Thursday Oct 28 at the Comal County Senior Citi zens Center 655 Landa begin ning at Quest speaker will be District Judge Robert Pfeuffer Interested person are invited to attend For more information call Gladys Bartling at 6251800 Stammtlsch The Ntw 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 todays happenings We invite you to shore with A NEED To LOVE Seventyone yearold Sue Rawski still has room in her heart for one more JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer F fels or some mothers the need to give love to children never ends This is especially true for 71yearold Sue Rawski of New Braun Rawski has been serving as a foster parent since 1986 and has given care and attention to more than 13 children who have been abandoned or abused She has dedicated herself to taking care of young children and infants When I started years ago I needed something to do I had too much time on my hands My mother was living with A baby brought new excitement into our I was going to do it for a couple of years but now I may do it for a cou ple more if God gives me the strength and ability to keep doing she said My friends ask why I want to do this I enjoy taking care of children The most fun I had was in 1987 when had a young boy and we flew to Utah to spend Christmas with my son and his she said When we were coming home I had 15 minutes to change from one plane to another in she said Rawski said a airport employee took hgirand i the boy to their on motorized cart He was giggling while TPfflmg on that cart That HeraldZeitung plioto by JOHN HUJSETH able to leave town and visit my she said RawsW said she has taken care of teenagers and older kids but found it usually did not work out Foster parents are able to chose the age of the child so that it can best work in their home accord ing to Linda Fisher foster home development worker for Child Protective Services We help the family decide what age is best for them We match the family and the she said The children remain in the foster home until their home is safe again Our goal is family reunification but they also have to be safe in that parents of the children are allowed to visit their children every two weeks Their case is taken back to court every five to six months to let the judge handling the case know how the family is progress she said Foster families are also encouraged to know their own weaknesses and ask for breaks when necessary I think people have to know their own strengths and said Rawski Some people are up to los ing two to three nights of sleep I wouldnt want to encourage someone to do this if they didnt feel like they have a You have to really love children or people Its a demanding job but its very rewarding for the foster par she said An informational meeting for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent will be held at Nov 1 at the Seguin Public Library 707 East College Street in Seguin The meeting will parents with enough information to make a well informed decision about foster has been something that has Sue holds a chjldjshe Is keepjng while waiting for the parenting stayed with she said parents of the child to put their lives back together Foster parents must be 21 Rawski has taken care of children from all ethnic backgrounds She said one of the children shelcared for who was black later asked his adoptive mother if Rawski was white She told him yes but when someone loves you it doesnt mat ter what color their skin she said Rawski has continued to stay in touch with some of her foster children but she said it is hard every time one of them leaves Its painful I cry for a couple of days Fortunately Ive been years old single or married at least two years and able to make a sixmonth commitment to a child Working couples singles retirees and military personnel are accepted Financial assistance for the children is provided No minimum income is needed to qualify For information call the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services Foster Care Program at 210 3373528 or 1 Red Ribbon Week kicks Celebration planned for downtown Plaza tomorrow By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The fight against drugs will get a boost Saturday with the Red Ribbon Week Kick Off celebration at the downtown Plaza The featured speaker will be J David Quitter supervi sory special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency The event will begin at 10 with the presentation of colors by the New Braunfels High School ROTC The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the New Braunfels and Canyon high schools student councils The prayer will be led by Fred Martin pastor of the First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel and Comal County Judge Carter Casteel are expected to read proclamations in support of Red Ribbon Week Anyone who wants to join in should said Mike Grist New Braunfels Safe City Director Grist said approximately 100 children and adults are expected to attend According to Grist Red Ribbon Week was started because of the brutal murder of DBA agent Enrique Camareno by drug lords in Mexico In 1985 Camareno was abducted by drug lords and was tortured and killed Americans were mad and decided they werent going to take this anymore They decided to wear red ribbons caught on all across he said We are telling drug dealers we are mad and will con tinue to fight until drugs are he said Most of the activities throughout the week will be held at area schools Five Armadillo Ranger teams from the Put on Your Armor Against Drugs Foundation will be traveling in Texas the week Area residents are being encouraged to wear red ribbons next week More than ribbons will be distributed Organizations donating ribbons are the Safe City Com mission New County Crime Stoppers New Braijnfels Utilities the Guadalupe Valley Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Comal Independent School District West Point Pepperell New Braunfels Independent School District and the Texas National Guard Grist said other businesses schools or groups who would like ribbons should call the Safe City Commis sion Businesses are encouraged to contact their corporate headquarters so that ribbons can be purchased Community Service Center reopened Center rebuilt after devastating fire By ROSE MARIE HASH Staff Writer New Braunfels1 Community Service Center celebrated its official reopening Thursday with a ribboncutting and facility tour for its benefactors and the public As part of the opening ceremonies board president Ben Wehman thanked Texas Commerce Bank who provided temporary facilities following the blaze that completely destroyed the Com munity Service Centers facility on E South Street on Jan 13 They asked what can we do and offered their facility on Casteel said Wehman We operated there at no charge to our organization for sev eral months while we were renovat ing this building All during that time we had organizations come up to us and ask what they could do to help It really showed to mo what a wonderful community were in and the big hearts of the people who were a part of this We want to that them so Other organizations that helped including the VFW the New Braunfels Fraternal Order of Eagles the Associ ation of American Lutherans and the Lions Club The Rotary Club also donated a HerafrZeltung phpto by JOHN HU8iTH Ribbon putting From loft Community Service Center Director Suzle Garcia Ben Wehman president of the cen ters board of directors Christine Zayala GED instructor for the center Mary San Miguel assis tant administrator for the center out the ribbon yesterday afternoon at the centers reopening ceremonies First Clay Fest scheduled for Saturday in Gruene From staff reports The first Texas Clay Festival will be held in Gruene on Saturday Oct 23 The festival will run from 10 and 5 at the Buck Pottery Barn in downtown Gruene Potters will be working on their wheels and different pottery tech niques including raku a method of firing and handbuilt pottery that uti lizes inlays of colored porcelain will be demonstrated throughout the day last week to help purchase a small storage building for hospital items like wheelchairs and the United Way gave the Center from their contingency fond Wehman expressed his thanks to all who helped and donated funds and labor to the Centers rebuilding As part of the celebration the Com munity Service Center awarded its Good Samaritan Award to Vic Span denberg who help organize the volun teers and worked hard to make sure the renovations were completed effi ciently and effectively The Community Service Center also dedicated two rooms to benefactors who were especially generous The Christine Brown Room and the Lions Foundation Room are a tribute to them The Noon Lions got a grant for the Center to buy educational equipment for the Centers classes Wehman also took the opportunity to remind the attendees that the Cen ters fundraiser the Red Stocking Review is about to start and encour aged everyone to participate Coming Sunday The New Braunfels Zeitung will publish Its annual Focui on Women section in Sun edition Look for ttoiifii profllei ind interviewi with nome of the areas top women as well as thought provoking stories on women1 livei in todays world AJ1 of thin and moreonly in For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144