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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY CENTS COUNTDOWN 474 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March 21 1845 March 21 1995 New Braunfels WW gi jm Herald 410 Pages in one section Dec Serving Comal County for more than 142 years H Home of BELLA LALANNE Vol 142 No 16 INSIDE Sports 9 STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung xtends the following birthday wishes to Bella LaLanne Robert Bier amela Ann Weyel Melvln ausch Key Happy Anniversary to Sandy Melvln Nolte 10 HeraldZeitung Cheer fund donations sought The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer fund campaign to irovide food for local needy fam lies is continuing with much suc cess according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Avery said that any type of nonperishable food item can be donated as well as money The Sheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year To donate call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donations were from Victor L Katharine Spo nenbery Annonymous Automotive Audio Gerald Rosalie Groves Stan Mary Cunningham Pat Hortense Her nandez Todays Total First Wassailfest cpming Thursday The first ever Wassailfest a downtown trail of fun festivities and friendship will be held Thursday night Dec 9 from 6 to 9 downtown There will be music caroling Santa and more on the streets and open houses throughout the stores and restaurants with a Wassail contest for the best Wassail Brauntex Theater will provide a free showing of the Christmas classic Prancer for the kids with supervision by the New Braunfels High School Interact Club For more information call 6082100 NB Masonic Lodge meeting Dec 7 New Braunfels Masonic Lodge will have a called communication Tuesday Dec 7 at to confer an degree Members and visitors are urged to attend CMNB to seek donations Sunday Volunteers for the Childrens Museum of New Braunfels will be manning telephone banks Sunday Dec 5 from 12 until 6 asking for donations for the museum Santa to visit Schulz open house Santa Claus will be at the Schulz Nursery Christmas Open House from 11 to 3 Sunday Dec 5 in downtown Marion Admission is free Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mit items to Stammtisch According to he Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days hap penings We invite you to share with Three injured after car falls off bridge By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Three people were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital Thurs day after an accident that flipped their car off the Slumber Falls Bridge near the Guadalupe River Laurette Nancy and Leo Fies of Corballis Oregon were taken to McKenna by New Braunfels Fire Department ambulance Comal County Sheriffs deputies were the first on the scene However reports were taken by officers from Department of Public Safety Deputies said the car a 1978 gray Oldsmobile was traveling south on River Road when the driver noticed the road was slick and put on the brakes Reports show the car hit the left side of the bridge and then traveled across the bridge striking the right curb and rolling off the bridge The car landed on its top in the water According to reports at the scene Nancy Fies was able to go to the road to get help Deputies confirmed the road was slick Nancy and Laurette Fies were released from the hospital Thursday Leo Fies was admitted and was still in the hospital as of press time this mom ing Leo Fies of Corballis Oregon Is assisted from his car by NBFD emergency personnel HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH High participation sought for first hazardous waste collection day By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn is reminding Comal County residents to bring their unwant ed cleaners pesticides paints and oth er household wastes to Fire Station No 2 Saturday for Household Haz ardous Waste Collection Day Officials will be at the fire station from 9 to 3 to collect house hold hazardous wastes from area resi dents We are anxious to see what kind of turnout we will said Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn project manager We are expecting it to go quite well We should have excellent weath er for it We have had a lot of inquiries about when to bring the he said Friesenhahn said several workers will be on hand to collect items Garage garden and cleaning products will be collected as well as paint and other supplies The city and county have contracted with Laid aw Environmental Services to dispose of the wastes Laidlaw is expected to make sure all of the wastes collected are recycled or disposed of safely Laidlaw has conducted more than household hazardous waste col lection days in Texas and across North America The following items can be collect ed motor oil antifreeze batteries brake fluid herbicides pesticides rat poison solvents and pool chemicals drain cleaners over cleaners spot removers tile cleaners solvents fur niture polish metal polish kitchen cleaners bathroom cleaners paint and paint thinners paint stripper spray cans lacquer wood preservatives and Startzville man seriously From Staff Reports HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Dlttlinger Memorial Library has a display which Indicates what hazardous wastes can be disposed of properly solvents These items will not be accepted tires trash ammunition industrial waste explosives medical waste fire works business waste newspapers magazines flares smoke detectors gas cylinders and radioactive material Officials are asldng that residents leave materials in their original con tainers do not mix products and sepa rate different types of waste They are asking that people identify the contents of bottles if the labels are missing and if possible carry waste in boxes with dividers and wrap bottles with newspapers A Startzville man was seriously burned last night in a fire that occurred at approximately in a mobile home behind the Startz Cafe in Startzville Raul Ramiro Hernandez 31 was taken Brooke Army Medical Center after suffering third degree bums on threefourths of his body Hernandez was taken to BAMC by Canyon Lake EMS Officials at the scene had called both AirLife and helicopters to transport the man however neither group would travel to Canyon Lake because of storms in the area The mobile home was owned by James Startz who also owns the Startz Cafe It was being rented to Hernandez Wrecks emergency calls Thursday leave New Braunfels Police short on available officers By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels police officers found themselves in a bind Thursday after several vehicle accidents and emergency calls tied up patrol officers during the morning hours According to Lt John Wommack calls for two major accidents and a minor accident came in at almost the same time In addition to these accidents officers were also called out to help a woman who became disoriented after getting off a bus in town Other accidents were reported earlier in the morning as well as a possible robbery that was called in at approximately The robbery was later reported to be the result of a domestic dispute We had three people this morning and there were five accidents We also worked a robbery All of these take a couple ol he said Wommack said the officers called in a detective to help with patrols He said there are normally four officers on patrol during the day but one officer was at a training school The most we would ever have is five and that wouldnt have been he said There was one accident where it took 30 minutes for us to get to he said Sometimes people do get We go to calls where there is a possibility of life threatening injuries he said Wommack said days such as Thursday have happened before especially when the day is rainy He said calls stack up at least a couple of times each week on the day shift Six accidents were reported yesterday between and Injuries were reported in only one of the accidents Model railroad exhibit to debut at Guadalupe Valley Hospital Teaching Center Auditorium Saturday From staff reports HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Topping off the Christmas tree 4H club member Chelby Mueller puts some of the Mulshing touches on the newlyerected Christmas tree In the Comal County courthouse Mueller along with many other 4H club members volunteered to decorate the tree A model railroad exhibit will debut in the Guadalupe Val ley Hospital Teaching Center Auditorium Saturday The exhibit staged by the Seguin GazetteEnterprise newspaper will be on display through the month of Decem ber according to Publisher Ron Filkins The exhibit Filkins said Friday is 24by48 feet in size and has two main lines Work began on it he said in early October Track loco motives rolling stock and buildings are the property of the GazetteEnterprise and were purchased primarily from Al Whitenack a model train specialist who owns and oper ates the Hobby Shop in San Antonio Tables and the framework for the exhibits background were made by the Seguin High School trades classes and scenery is mostly homemade For most of us this is our first goround with building a model train Filkins said Weve done some things right and some things wrong but well take whats right and build on it for 1994 and exhibits in future The exhibit will be open on Saturdays from 10 to 6 Sundays 1 to 6 and Mondays Tuesdays and Fri days 3 to 9 Proceeds from the nominal admission fee 50 cents for children and 1 for adults will benefit the Guadalupe Val ley Family Violence Center and Hospice of Guadalupe Valley Hospital Cant find a place for it in your garage Sell it in the HeraldZeitung Classifieds   

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