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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung O Thursday July O 3 Stammtisch pip your dogs The Guadalupc County Fair Queens contest will be dipping dogs for fleas and ticks the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 1 at the Producers Coop on New Braunfels Street in Scguin Cost is for the first dog for the second and I for each additional pet Kids fitness classes Kids fitness classes will begin on July 10 at the Athletic Club Call Cathy at 6253459 for information Six week course is Classes run from to Ages 47 meet Mon day and Wednesday Ages eight and up meet Tuesday and Thursday Women needed We arc looking for a few good women to participate in our musical comedy depicting famous women from 1900 to the present day This will be part of our 75 year celebration of the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote The show needs singers dancers actresses any woman with a special talent The event Sisters in Suffrage 75 Year Cele bration of the will include a parade picnic supper and a few sur prises Sponsors of the event are Main Street Downtown Association League of Women Voters Democratic and Republican Women Museum Asso ciation Arts Council Business and Professional Women Toastmasters and Service League Any person or group interested please attend a meeting at City Hall Council Chambers at July 6 Please call Crandall at 608 2100 for information Leadership New Braunfels The Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Leader shipNew Braunfels Class of 1996 The program is designed to develop better informed leaders in our com munity The class begins Sept 14 a twoday overnight retreat will be Sept 16 and 17 and then the class meets for a full day once a month for eight months Tuition is and covers all meals retreat with overnight accom modations and all course materials Applications are available at the Cham Were Meeting Alzheimers Support Group meets Every first Thursday at 6 at Colo nial Manor Care Center 821 High way 81 West Call 6257526 for infor mation The Comal County Genealogy Society will not have a meeting in July The next meeting will be Aug 1 at the Group offers support to polio survivors and family members A group of polio survivors in New Braunfels is meeting to share infor mation about the late effects of polio The group offers support to people who survived polio and now are suf fering with new symptoms The late effects of polio can occur 30 to 40 years after the initial onset of the disease According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta Geor gia more than of the nations million polio survivors are experiencing the progressive and debilitating aftereffects In the late 1950s when the vaccine for polio was introduced by Dr Jonas Salk the world was relieved Polio was a debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system which usually resulted in disability or death After the vaccine was discovered polio was virtually wiped out in the Thousands of polio survivors spent years rehabilitating their bodies in order to return to school or work and continue to lead normal lives How ever for many people who had polio the disease now is causing new symptoms or late effects These symptoms are commonly referred to as postpolio The symptoms of the late effects of polio are Unaccustomed extreme fatigue new or further weakness in muscles both those originally affect ed and those thought to be unaffect ed pain in muscles joints muscle sleeping problems such as exhaus tion upon waking headaches con fusion or waking frequently during the night difficulty swallowing breathing difficulties such as breath lessness after speaking and intoler ance of cold Although the definite cause of the late effects of polio is not known it is widely believed the nerve cells which were originally damaged are incapable of replacing themselves The nerves which were not damaged during the onset of polio compen sated for the weaker muscles and became overexerted The late effects of polio has no cure but much can be done to pre serve health and the ability to func tion The key is learning to limit physical activities thereby preserving strength to support and continue a productive life Postpolio syndrome can be the cause of many polio survivors leav ing the work force at an early age returning to wheelchairs or even using ventilators to breathe Fre quently these physical losses are devastating to the polio survivors who fought so hard to rehabilitate themselves when they were children or young adults These losses can be equally as difficult for their fam ilies who must face lifechanging problems The New Braunfels Polio Sur vivors Support Group developed out of a growing desire of polio sur vivors to help themselves The group meets the first Saturday of each month and will offer information to educate survivors family members and health professionals about the late effects of polio and its symp toms They plan to schedule pro grams and speakers to discuss sub jects related to polio such as pain management exercise insurance and nutrition The groups first meeting was held Saturday June 3 at the Comal Coun ty Senior Citizens Center For more information about the late effects of polio or the New Braunfels Polio Survivors Support Group call 606 or 6251363 planning taxes expansior and many others Also the Business StartUp orientation was well received and will be offered the first Tuesc ay of each month Appointments my be made for individual counseling and for the orientation by calling 6252385 The service is free and confidential Barbecue dinner The Quail Creek Countiy Club Ten nis Buffs will serve smcked brisket black bean and rice salud summer strawberry surprise ard assorted desserts at the Cottage Kilchen on Fri day July 7 from 11 ID 1 The Cottage Kitchen is located in the Charles S Cock House Museum at 400 East Hopkins St in San Marcos Proceeds benefit the Heritage Associ ation No reservations needed Chamber of Commerce staff trains at management school ber of Commerce and must be returned by Aug 7 Call 6252385 for more information Business counseling The business counselor from UTSAs School of Business is in the Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or con sidering starting a business Topics cover financing personnel business Bowling league forming Barbarossa Bowling Club encour ages interested bowlers to sign up for a new bowling league being organized Friday July 7 Call 6254127 or 379 4378 for information Drip irrigation seminar Schulz Nursery in Marion will spon sor a drip irrigation seminar from 10 until noon on Saturday July 8 George Koch of Kochllrriquipt will share his many years ofjexperience as he demonstrates equipment installa tion techniques and ansiver questions Admission is free and the public is invited Junior Ranger Camp Youths between the iges of 11 and 17 may develop an understanding of local park ranger responsibili ties job skills and during the New Braunfels Parks zjnd Recreation Departments Junior Rjinger Camp in Land Park They will explore the nat ural world visit the sprijigs and historic park areas learn environmental citi zenship and participate in various pro jects sports games hikes movies swimming and more The camp will be held July 1012 from 10 to 5 each day Pre registration is required and is being taken at the parks office until July 7 Fee is per person For informa tion call 6082160 or visit the office at 110 Golf Course Road North Building American Legion Comal Post meets Thursday July 6 at 410 W Goll St The executive committee meets at 7 and the regular meeting begins at 8 Unit auxiliary holds its meeting at Stretching our time to meet yours Do you find yourself short on time running too many errands PEC can help Some of our offices are open late two nights a week for your convenience others are open Saturday mornings Either way were stretching our hours to fit yours Bertram Canyon Lake Dripping Springs and Marble Falls 8 to 5 Monday through Friday 9 to noon Saturdays Cedar Park and Lake Creek 8 to 5 Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays 8 to 7 Mondays and Thursdays Johnson City and Lakeway 8 to 5 Monday through Friday Pederwles Electric Cooperative Inc Bringing Energy to the Texas Hill Country Three staff managers with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce recently completed a week long program of study Institute for Organization Management at Southern Methodist University The SMU Insti tute is one of 8 similar education pro grams for managers of nonprofit orga nizations held at leading universities across the country Jim Scheele director of the cham bers Convention Visitors Bureau completed his fifth year while Phyllis Foerster membership director and Anna Lee Hicks director of the Small Business Council completed their ini tial year According to Chamber President Michael Meek a graduate of the insti tute program The Institutes arc designed to help the managers and staffs of chambers of commerce improve their knowledge and skills Management operations of these vol untary organizations differ in several respects from those of forprofit busi nesses The highly regarded educational program was started in 1921 Were pleased that our local membership ben efits from this program by having a welltrained professional Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 1996 Institute is a professional devel opment program specifically designed to address the unique challenges facing chamber and association executives Participants learn the latest techniques in membership retention quality man agement volunteer leadership devel opment and nondues revenue enhancement among others Prior to attending enrollees receive reading assignments and must complete a homestudy examination Institute is nationally recognized by the chamber and association commu nities for its standard of academic excellence The Institute is a oneweekper year 6yearlong program Participants use the time between al sessions to implement on the job what they have learned and to prepare for the next session This highly regard ed program offers academic credit and points toward a certified association i executive or certified chamber execu live status A rigorous program of advanced r study and testing is required and dance is mandatory at all classes in i order to gain credit Courses cover such specialized jects as government relations manvvv agcmcnt philosophy interpersonal tions volunteer recruitment and ing and economic and environmental concerns Faculty for the program are from universities executives in the4 field and consultants with chamber of commerce and management skills Instruction in program of study is considered for its depth and range of knowledge and experience i The program is produced by the x Center for Leadership and Educational Foundation of the Chamber of Commerce in More than individuals ticipatc in the program every year er universities that host Institutes the University of Colorado C ty of Notre Dame Stanford ty University of Delaware and University of Oklahoma Members of Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge are reminded of the meeting on Friday July 7 at 7 Members asked to bring sandwiches New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet at Ryans on Monday July 10 at 11 CflGlCS HALL Now RvQiloble Receptions Dinners Reunions Reasonable Rates 257 C South SI New Brounfels 6257243 aaoss from Pats Place 6251116 Dingo Thursday Night at pm P 0S If it surprises you that the Postal Service is not funded by tax dollars join the crowd We have just revealed one of the bestkept of all government secrets As far as we can tell there are remarkably few people out there who realize that the Postal Service is totally selfsupporting All of our operations are funded from the sale of stamps and postage and none of them zero zilch nada from taxes Its been that way since 1982 And it makes us an exceptional government service This is pretty remarkable when you consider that just atyout every day the Postal Service delivers to 125 million addresses from more than post offices across the country generating annual revenues of billion Or that we deal with 177 billion pieces of mail a year Deliver of the worlds mail And that thanks to equipment the Postal Service continues tq offer one of the lowestcost firstclass postage rates of any industrialized UNITED STATES nation POSTAL SERVICE We Deliver For You 1
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