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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Canyon Cougars pick up second win of the season See 8A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 112 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels MO 18 pages in two sections Wednesday Nov W A HeraldZeitiuiH Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of DEL STRULIE I Vol 142 No 275 Inside Sports 9A The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Merry Brinkkoeter Tina Marie Perales Elida Ortega Boots Hermes Etonel Junior Rojas 6 Suzann McDonald 30 Xavier Gaytan Donald Willis James Holloway Michael McDonald Stephanie Potts Gary Schlather Carmen Rosales Childrens Museum to host Santa Glaus Santa Glaus will visit the Chil drens Museum in New Braunfels on Wednesday Nov 30 from 4 to 8 Visits will Santa are free pho tos with Santa are available for The museum is located in the Courtyard Shopping Center behind Artys For more information call the Childrens Museum at 6200939 Downtown Dollars to be given away again To thank the community for its business during the year the Downtown Association of New Braunfels is giving away Downtown Dollars again this year Last year more than people registered from all over Texas and six other states The public is invited to register at any of the 40 participating busi nesses each week Registration began Nov 18 during Downtown Discovery Days and continues until the last drawing on Dec 20 Four winners will be drawn each week on the Plaza beginning Tuesday Nov 29 during the Tree Lighting ceremony and Winners will receive 50 or 25 Downtown Dollars Stop and register where a gold sign in displayed in the window Newcomers Club to host Christmas dinner The Newcomers Club of New Braunfels will host its Christmas dinner and dance on Friday Dec 2 from 6 to The event will be held at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Dinner will be a choice of baked ham or baked chicken breast Cost is SI per person Correction In yesterdays HeraldZeitung under the headline City mourns loss of Franziska the name Franziska Liebscher was incorrectly spelled in two instances Liebscher is survived by daughters Maria Liebscher and Sister Loretta Liebscher as well as son Carl Liebscher and daughterinlaw Mary Agnes We regret the error and apologize for any inconve nience this may have caused United Way kudos A round of applause to the Gruene Music Fest who raised for the United Way campaign under the lead ership of Dick Koegle and John Payne Thanks to all volunteers who participated in organizing planning donating gifts and work ing during the fest weekend This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Tree of Lights signals start of Hospice drive By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer People driving around the down town Plaza will again notice a Christ mas tree atop the New Braunfels Util ity Building this year Some may also see a tree in the lobby of McKenna Memorial Hospital Both trees are part of Hospice New Braunfels annual fundraising project the only one of the year for the orga nization The Tree of Lights atop the NBU building represents thousands of people each year made possible through dona tions to Hospice in honor of someone either living or deceased and not sim ply for Hospice patients It can be in honor of a grandchild child spouse friend said Jack Melton administrative director of the local Hospice Marilyn Buckner is a member of the fundraising committee and said two trees one on the plaza and another in the lobby of McKenna Hospital will have names and lights For a donation to Hospice of any amount a light will be added to the tree at the plazaand a name on a paper dove will adorn the tree at McKenna Buckner said the fundraising event with the tree has been going on for several years Persons who wish to donate can cither go by the office on or call and have an enve lope mailed to them Melton said the local Hospice has been able serve 17 percent of their workload for which they dont get compensated through donations from the public Its because of the generosity of this he said Weve nev er turned a patient away for lack of financial Hospice provides medical psycho logical and spiritual help to both ter minally ill patients and their families Melton said the goal is to help patients live as full a life as possible We try to keep patients in their home environment and keep them Plaza Tree Lighting by MICHAEL DABNALL Last night hundreds of local citizens gathered at the Plaza to witness the annual Plaza Tree Lighting ceremo ny which saw the downtown area become a beautiful array of white lights In ushering In the Christmas season to the city functional and active as long as they he said Last year Hospice New Braunfels helped 160 patients and their families That number will surpass 200 this year a 15 percent increase Melton said a greater amount of con sciousness from both the public and medical community has helped Hos pice a large staff and even larger amount of volunteers They also now have a fulltime medical director Dr HylmarKarbach Melton also said that even with increase awareness he wished people knew about Hospice sooner We would like to get patients ear he said Some we can help only a week or two It doesnt give us enough rime to provide all the support we Jy MARK LYON Managing Editor off annual Cheer Fund campaign drive JT O The 12th annual Cheer Fund cam paign designed to help feed local needy families during the holiday sea son was kicked off last week for the 1995 Christmas season The Cheer Fund sponsored by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung has been able to successfully supply local needy families with thousands of dol lars worth of food feeding more than families during the 12year run This years goal is to reach more than 200 needy families according to HeraldZeitung Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery director of the pro ject When the Cheer Fund began our objective was to share our good fortune and provide a Christmas dinner for those who otherwise would not have a good said Avery Thanks to the generosity of the community the Cheer Fund has provided nourishing meals to more than families since we began Last year we were fortunate enough to have some money left over which has helped us get a good start for this year Leftover funds are kept in a savings account through the year drawing a little interest until we begin the new campaign each Distribution of food is something for which the Cheer Fund relies heav ily upon volunteer labor Last year people from all over the community including members of several civic clubs stepped in to help distribute the food Unless volunteers are able to work during a weekday distribution may have to take place on Dec 17 some eight days before Christmas However Avery said that if volunteers who can work during the week step forward delivery can take place Wednesday Dec 21 or Thursday Dec 22 We need to know by Wednesday Dec 7 how many volunteer delivery people we will have so that we will know which date we can Avery said If we have enough who can work on a weekday we will be able to deliver closer to Avery said that anyone wishing to donate time and energy to the distrib ution process can do so by calling her at 6259144 Metro 6060846 and signing up The Cheer Fund delivers packages of food which include ham or turkey ham pork beans green beans yams corn fruit bread potatoes eggs and candy The food is purchased with funds donated by members of the commun ty Names of recipients of the food are provided by the New Braunfels Com munity Service Center We prefer to receive money than said Avery We dont have a way of storing food especiallyper ishables We cannot accept any open containers One hundred percent of all funds donated to the Cheer Fund are used to purchase food All checks need to be made payable to the Herald Zeitung Cheer Fund Names of con tributors will be published in the Her aldZeitung Donations can also be accepted at the HeraldZeitung office located at 707 Landa St The first contribution of the new Cheer Fund campaign was made on Aug 11 by the New Braunfels Mens Golf Association in the amount of S100 Spreading the Cheer The following are the first contrib utors to the HeraldZeitungs 1994 Cheer Fund campaign New Braunfels Mens Golf Mary Patricia Keyes Lorenz Lottie Badmg Carol Ann Avery James D Bartsch Gruene Music Fest gives donation to United Way campaign By MARK LYON Managing Editor The Comal County United Ways 1994 campaign drive was given another boost recently when officials with the annual Gruene Music Fest an event held this year in early October handed over a check donation for a figure 20percent higher than last years Last year the threeday event raised for the United Way With this years donation has been raised and donated to the local United Way effort in the eightyear existence of Gruene Music Fest according to Dick Koegle and John Payne GMF organizers This years event featured an expanded agenda including a rocknroll segment held at Rockin R River Rides in Gruene Also other types of music includ ing childrens music was featured this year adding to the events appeal to families The community is really beginning to embrace this said Payne 1 think the variety HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL From toft Joe Worl Executive Director of the Comal County United Way Don Maxwell Campaign Drive Chair Jack Farrls Dick Koegle and John Payne of Gruene Music Fest Pat Molak and Mary Jane Nalley at the check presentation from Gruene Music Fest to the United Way This years donation was for of musicians reached all age groups something we really wanted to do from the beginning this Koegle said there were other factors jn events success this year includ ing a solid staff of workers and the experience of John Payne We had more seriouslydedicated people this he said Our people really exceeded our expectations The volunteers really came through for us Also I think the eight years of expe rience John has with this event is real ly beginning to Both said that plans for next years event are already in the works NBU plans power interruptions for Hunter Road area Friday From staff reports On Friday Dec 2 1994 New Braunfels Utilities will have two pow er interruptions along part of Hunter Road The first outage will occur at approx imately 8 and the second at approximately 3 This will include all of the adjacent subdivisions The area that will be affected is from Conrads Road to Wat son Lane West Some of the customers close to Con rads Road area will also sustain an outage for part of the day as well These customers will be notified by written notices as to the time and dura tion of the outage Officials said they regret the incon venience this may cause but it is nec essary due to the fact that utility lines must be relocated to accommodate the widening of Hunter Road Area residents are asked to take any precautions necessary to prepare for this interruption of power Anyone wishing to ask questions or discuss the matter may call the NBU office at 6258178 between the hours of 7 and or call 625 8564 after hours and leave your name and phone number where you can be reached in the event NBU officials need to make contact with you Coming Thursday HeraldZeitung photographer Michael Darnall takes readers Inside the classroom of Susan Peteetes Kindergarten at Goodwin Elementary School In tomorrows special Class of the Week feature The class is in the process of writing letters to Santa Cteus For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846
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