Sunday, July 16, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas The Hummel Museum Sports 2B 3B Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Leo Her mes Andrea Jo Aguirre Elsie Bowers Isaac Sanchez Megan Anderson Dot Feigerle Chris Espinoza 16 Davy Luna Albert Villareal Jen nifer Velez 15 years and Liz Culpepper July Happy anniversary to Leonardo and Gregoria Hernandez Sr 61 John and Edna Heake 4jO years and Robert and Lyn nette Woodard 12 Red Cross annual meeting tomorrow The American Red Cross Annual Board and Volunteer Meeting will be held July 17 at the Eden Home at 7 Annual reports will be given Concert in the Park Carlen Walker will perform free at the dance slab in Lan da Park Thursday at as the summer Concerts in the Park series continues Service League to decide where its money will go The New Braunfels Service League is accepting letters of application from localChari ties and organizations to receive a donation from the proceeds of the leagues annual fall fundfaiser Letters should tell the orga nizations purpose budget structure and any special needs This information will help the financial committee in its selection Address letters to Chairman Cindy Meyer Maxwell Finan cial Committee New Braun fels Service League Box 311532 New Braunfels Texas 781311532 Letters may be sent through July 31 Habitat house to be dedicated The newest Habitat For Humanity home will be dedi cated at a ceremony Sunday July 16 at 3 at the home at 1618 Bridge Street Local ministers will say a few words and refreshments will be served Eagles Auxiliary meets The Eagles Auxiliary will meet at Tuesday July 18 Officers meet at 7 Social and anniversary of 43 years All charter members and Past Presidents are to be honored Korean vets welcomed The President has signed into law a bill making all Kore an veterans eligible for mem bership in the Veterans of For eign Wars Post Home 7110 at 600 Peace will be open from 1 to 5 on Saturdays in July for veterans who are interested in joining The winning numbers Lotto Est million S n i i jackpot L II H f Scouts get wild at Cypress Bend See Page B1 What do you think If the Republican presidential primary was held today who would you vote for See survey question on page 4A North Zone Champs See Page 7A New Braunfels Herald 38 Pages in three sections Sunday July SUNDAY Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of LEO HERMES Vol 143 No 176 LEAVING THEIR MARK World Changers week of work makes a difference for local families By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Angels have been at work in New Braunfels this past week the 300 plus youth of World Changers Thanks to their efforts 15 area homes are more livable and literally hundreds of lives have changed The kids from my crew range from Memphis to Las Vegas and they are all workers 1 said crew chief David Ratcliff of Bulverde Ratcliff works as a remodeling contractor His crews project was a home on the corner of West San Antonio and Peach The roof was he said The crew completely rebuilt the not just the surface but the structure underneath The work crew forged a close relationship with the family they were helping The home is owned by a grandmother raising her 12 grand children after their parents death two years ago in an auto accident Ratcliff said Our kids have just fallen in love with he said Our crew wanted to leave something for the Ratcliff said They priced swing sets but buying one was too expensive he said They decided to build the wood frame and buy the pieces to attach The spirit of giving was contagious Ralcliff said Bonnie Caddell of GymNI Playgrounds Inc jumped in and donated the swings he said Its going to be really hard to say goodbye to the worker Jennifer Reynolds said HeraldZeitung photo by SUSAN ENGLAND World Changers Jenny Woo of Houston and Jessica Atkins of Kingwood work on a home in New Braunfels The miracle to me is all of the preparation Bob Martin an adult from Springfield said By the time we came here all the materials were ready So many meals were donated for the kids Its hard to say how many people must have worked on this project all he said World Changers is a mission of the Southern Baptist Church This is one of 24 projects we have this summer kids through the summer thatll be Project Coor dinator Chris Lieberum said Locally the World Changers were supported by the San Marcos Baptist Mens Association Boy 12 charged in death of brother From Staff Reports A 12yearold boy has been charged with manslaughter in the Thursday shooting death of Paul Alfred Dickens his 14monthold stepbrother Physical evidence did not support the 12 yearolds first version of how the shooting happened said Guadalupe County Sheriffs Chief Investigator Larry Morawietz Guadalupe County sheriffs deputiesand New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service responded to a 911 call at Thursday They found Dickens with a severe chest wound Deputy Robert Murphy said He was pronounced dead at the scene The 12yearold claimed to have dropped the gun causing it to go off according to the deputys report An autopsy was scheduled for last Friday to be clone by Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo The 12yearold is being held at the Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Cen ter Manslaughter is defined as recklessly caus ing the death of an individual Deal gives San Marcos a park Schlitterbahn workers scholarships By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer San Marcos will soon have a new park and the creation of that park will create a scholarship aimed at helping some Schlitterbahn employees with paying for their college degree thanks to a local familys generosity Robert Henry founder of Schlitterbahn Water park and Resorts is donating several acres of San Marcos land and Rio Vista Dam plus the water rights to the Southwest Texas Support Foundation at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos The land which is currently a vacant lot is located on the San Marcos River and the Rio Vista Dam backs up the water throughout the city and the SWT campus The transaction has been under negotiation for about two years and is expected to be finalized by August 4 a winning situation no matter how you look at it The best part is that it helps our students Thats always Carroll Wiley SWT official According to Gary Henry son of Robert Hen ry and chief financial officer of the Schlitterbahn organization the foundation has already negoti ated the sale of the land the dam and the water rights to the City of San Marcos for The City obtained matching funds from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to aid it in pre serving the dam and developing the land into a park This transaction among the city of San Mar cos the university and the Henrys will have a monumental effect on the students who attend school here as well as on the said SWT president Jerome Supple The foundation plans to establish the Robert Henry Family Endowment using the proceeds from the sale The scholarships will be funded using 70 per cent of the interest income from the endowment fund The scholarships will be awarded to indi viduals who arc employed at Schlitterbahn Water park and Resorts and the university should award the first one in the fall of 1996 The 40 scholar ships will amount to per year This is an opportunity for Schlitterbahn to give something back to the kids who have been such an important part of our success over the past 16 said Gary Henry Since the endow ment is a permanent fund the Henry familys donation can have a lasting impact on many Canoil Wiley SWT Director of Development and Estate Planning said the transaction which was initially discussed in a meeting between him and the Henry family will benefit the university and its students in three general ways First of all the university will accumulate some income off the endowment for other scholarly expenses Second it guarantees the water level running through the city and the campus which Wiley says adds a lot of character to the city Finally it helps students by providing them with scholar ships If the dam would break I doubt the Henrys would fix it But the city would have an interest in preserving it so they said Wiley Its a winning situation no matter how you look at it The best part is that it helps our students Thats always Couple enjoys 80 years of living laughing together By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer James W and Anna Belle Barnes have been married longer than most people have been on the planet 80 years tomor row James is 98 years young and Anna is 99 They were always very close they always could talk to each daughter inlaw Nancy Barnes said 1 was born in the Chocktaw Nation there wasnt such a thing as a county then in a double log James said James and Anna attended the same grade school in Oklahoma A cousin of mine made me acquainted with her and said this is the one for James said 1 thought he was joking but it was The Barneses worked side by side on their farm in Oklahoma She did the plowing 1 did the James said We enjoyed he said Its all we James also worked on the Missouri Kansas and Texas Railroad for 37 years Nancy said Farming together was both work and play for James and Anna They did a lot of laughing Nancy said James is a storehouse of humorous happy mem ories One day they were riding in a horse drawn cart carrying eggs to sell James said The cart hit a rock in just the right way to send eggs Hying riyht into Annas widebrimmed hat he said He still laughed as he told the story James and Anna raised lour children all of whom are still living son Clarence and wife Lillian Barnes of Cape Canaver al daughter Celia and husband William Russell of Oklahoma City son James W Barnes Jr and wife Mary of Oklahoma City and son Bill and wife Nancy Barnes of New Braunfels They have 13 grandchildren 19 great grandchildren and six greatgreatgrand children James and Anna now live with son Bill and his wife Nancy in a home overlooking the Guadalupe River Their Aframe is full to capacity this weekend as relatives converge from all over the country to help them celebrate Anna Barnes suffered a stroke in the fall which left her disabled but until then our health had always been James said Annie attributed their long life and good health to eating home grown foods without Nancy said Way back in the 50s long before it was fashionable Annie was cooking without preservatives and cutting back on she said Drink right eat right do right treat people the way you want to be James said In retirement years the Barneses trav eled covering most of the United States We went through three James said Advice for younger couples James keeps it simple If she made a mistake she told me and if 1 made one 1 told he said We kept nothing from each oth But above all let the woman rule the James said Thats always the way it was in my house and Ive had a great James and Anna Belle Barnes Chamber of Commerce works hard to