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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                DAY Cougar secondary is second to none See Sports Page 5 New Braunfels 50 CENTS Courthouse 10 Paiges in one section Tuesday October Her a IdZ 190 2627 E YANDELL DR Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 1 X 7990 Vol 143 No 246 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Mack Drew Camp bell Cindy Moos Steve Link and Dorothy Link River and aquifer information Comal River 262 same as yesterday Edwards feet above sea level down 02 Guadalupe River 120 Blood drive tomorrow for Seele teacher By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Seele Elementary is calling for donations to help Seele fifth grade teacher Carol Czerwonky blood donations Many units of blood are part of the arsenal in Czerwonkys fight for life as she awaits a liver transplant The blood drive will help replenish depleted blood supplies said school officials Czerwonky has been a teacher at Seele for years said parent and former student Jeanette Gorski New Braunfels is full of Czerwonkys grateful former students and full of grateful parents of her current and recent students she said She is an incredible incred ible Gorski said Czer wonky has that ability to help students reach above and beyond what they thought they could do and have fun while theyre doing it she said The test scores from her kids were off the Gorski said A bloodmobile will accept donations in the Seele parking lot off Bell Street from 8 to 11 tomorrow school officials said Spaghetti dinner Project Kiss will hold a spaghetti dinner at Eagles Hall at Canyon Lake Oct 28 at 6 to raise money for a community youth recreation center Skits and a silent auc tion will be held as well Din ner is Eden Home Country Store The Eden Home Country Store will be held from 9 to Oct 27 at the Eden Home Friendship Room Proceeds benefitthe resident council project a gardening deck off the coffee break room Your donation of baked goods and garage sale items are needed Call 6256291 ext 274 for information Jaycees host haunted house The Jaycees will have a haunted house and carnival Oct 28 and 29 from 11 to 5 and Oct 31 from 4 to 7 at the New Braunfels Factory Stores old Lenox store to benefit Toys for Tots Cancer support group to meet The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group spon sored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday Oct 26 in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Walnut Anyone with Cancer and their significant other is invited to attend Call 6291763 for infor mation HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Ray Seller is taken from a car accident on Highway46 under Interstate 35 Saturday He was flown by AirLife to Brooke Army Medical Center where he is in critical condition The wreck was just one of several in the city since Friday City sees string of car accidents By OENISE DZIUK and DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer A Canyon Lake man was airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center on Fri day night after he lost control of his 1989 silver Dodge pickup on River Road and hit a tree head on Depart ment of Public Safety Trooper Randy Wells Tlie accident occurred at John Arthur Myers 33 of Canyon Lake was traveling a halfmile north west of the Mountain Breeze Camp when he lost control of his pickup after he failed to negotiate a left turn His truck then swerved hit a tree on the right side of the road and wrapped around the tree Wells said Myers broke his right leg a hip left arm and jaw Myers was not under the influ ence of alcohol and was not traveling at a high rate of speed when the acci dent occurred Wells said The DPS trooper said that wearing a seatbelt saved Myers life Myers was in sat isfactory condition at BAMC Local law enforcement officials were kept busy the past several days with a series of additional wrecks One accident involved five cars and tied up traffic for 45 minutes and Air life was called to the scene of another to transfer a patient to the hospital The first wreck occurred Friday at Schertz Fire Department personnel look over a motorcycle involved in an accident on Interstate 35 Monday morning about on IH35 near the Guadalupe River bridge According to the police report several cars stopped for traffic congestion The fifth car hit the vehicle in front of it and started a chain reaction involving the four vehicles in front of it The report showed that the third and fourth cars actually got hung together One driver was complaining of pain how ever EMS was not called to the scene Traffic was tied up for about 45 min utes until the area could be cleaned The second accident occurred on Saturday at about A 1990 Buick Le Sabre driven by Bernice Seiler of Kenady TX attempted to turn left off of Highway 46 onto the 1H 35 frontage road Seiler failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a 1994 CMC Suburban driven by Rachael Barber of New Braunfels reports state Barber was not hurt Seil er was transported to McKenna where she was treated and released The dri vers husband Ray Seiler was a pas senger in the vehicle AirLife took him to Brooke Army Medical Cen ter where he is in critical condition The third accident occurred at about Monday on IH35 between the 180 and 181 mile markers Edward T Scholl of New Braunfels was trav eling north on a motorcycle He approached a car driven by Hilda Owen of New Braunfels According to police reports Owen tried to change lanes to move out Scholls way and Scholl attempted to change lanes at the same time He lost control of the motorcycle and skidded onto the median Owen was uninjured Scholl was taken to University Hospital where hewas treated and released CONVENTION TOURIST EXPENSES Administration Convention Services Est Actual Budget Brochures Graphics Telephone 55 Advertising Travel Trade Market 500 Miscellaneous Contingency TOTAL Plans for visitors center in 96 killed By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The city council unanimously approved a 1996 budget for the Convention and Visitors Bureau at last nights meeting But only after a debate between the cham ber and the Hispanic chamber which Councilwoman Jan Kennady dubbed apples and oranges to the budget question at hand Director Jim Scheele gave a detailed itembyitem description of the budget It does not include building an Interstate 35 visitors center in 1996 which had been in the chambers long range plans The visitors center was Scheele said After the April 24 meet ing when our contract was not renewed we cancelled he said The current contract with the city of New Braunfels runs through June of 1997 In April the asked for a fiveyear extension of the contract but the city council balked at the idea I hate to see that cut said Mayor ProTern Chris Bowers 1 dont see why you cant go on with With no guarantee of future funds the chamber couldnt rectify making later payments in a multiyear con tract for a visitors center building said Michael Meek chamber presi dent We want to know if that budget is including a Hispanic market initia said Cristina AguilarFriar of the Hispanic chamber Friar wanted to present the Hispanic chambers goals and a detailed budget to the city council she said The visitors center was scrapped After the April 24 meet ing when our con tract was not renewed we can celled Jim Scheele This has already been contracted to the greater chamber so its apples and Kennady said How would approval of the cham bers 1996 budget affect future bids asked Ron Gonzalez Hispanic cham ber chair of the board Its under contract until June 6 Councilman Tim Walker said The chambers budget is now a part of public record said Mayor Paul E Fraser and will be available through the City Secretarys office Meek read a fivepage prepared statement in which he claimed the His panic chamber was asking for 25 per cent of tax funds The statement defended the chambers practices and said by committing mon ey to new programs by the Hispan ic chamber there will be lost busi This debate will rage on until June of 97 but we have a budget before Walker said Last nights debate from when they started talking about the contract through all of it was out of Kennady said That money is already she said The city council approved the bud get unanimously CLAC board swears in five new members By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer Five new members were elected to the Canyon Lake Action Center board of directors Saturday at the centers annual meeting Phyllis Wallace Bert Clayton Bill Phillips Marie Files and Bemice Mas terson were elected by their fellow CLAC members All five members will serve a oneyear term CLAC Executive Director Janeta Cox reviewed the past year in her annual report Cox said the centers food pantry provided food to 330 fam ilies a total of about people The center made many reassurance calls during the year A reassurance call is made by a CLAC volunteer to shutins the homebound and the elder ly each day The CLAC has made reassurance calls Cox said Treasurer Bob Staton reported that the center had in donations for the first nine months of this year This figure was more than the cen ter had at the beginning of the year Staton said The CLAC Thrift Shop recorded an increase in sales member Barbara Jelonek said Jelonek said the thrift shop received this year an 18 percent increase from 1994 Jelonek told the CLAC members that a 480 squarefoot addition will be added to the thrift shop The Canyon Lake community has been real generous to the thrift Jelonek said Staton also gave the volunteer report Staton reported that 110 vol unteers had given hours of work to the center for the year By having these volunteers it is equivalent to hiring nine fulltime Staton said Jack Wallace chairman of the CLAC Crisis Committee said the committee expended 81 for people who needed help paying their rent utilities water gas or prescription bills Wallace said this was an increase of from 1994 The increas es were attributed to high costs for utility rent electricity and gas bills School prays for student with leukemia Blood drive planned for tomorrow at Sts Peter and Paul School By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer When Charles Luna 12 was diag nosed with leukemia in September the students at Sts Peter and Paul School adopted him Weve been bombarding heaven with our said Norma Miller principal of Sts Peter and Paul School Students and teachers pray for the seventhgrader every day in the mom ing prayers Some pray nineday novenas for him in addition to other class dedications Some of the students give up their recesses so they can go into church to recite the Rosary for Miller said On Wednesday the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 at Sts Peter and Paul School Anyone who is between 17 and 72 years old weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health can attempt to donate Potential donors Some of the students give up their recesses so they can 90 into church to recite the rosary for Norma Miller will receive a free miniphysical con sisting of blood pressure iron level pulse and temperature checks Yvette Luna Charles mother said her son is on his first round of chemotherapy treatments which con sisits of oral and intravenous medi cines given to him at his doctors office in San Antonio Every now and then his blood count gets low so he needs transfu Mrs Luna said Charles is on a waiting list for a bone marrow transplant said Martha FletcherBohrer a spokeswoman for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center She added that Charles fam ily members did not match the requirements to give Charles bone marrow but the center is now search ing a nationwide directory to find a suitable donor Miller said Charles is a quiet fel low but wellJiked by Before he was diagnosed with leukemia Charles played volleyball and was looking forward to playing basketball for his school Miller said Mrs Luna said Charles has spent the last month getting used to the chemotherapy playing Sega games expanding his comic book collection and reading She said he will begin homebound schooling this week In addition to the blood drive Miller said the school was planning a possible spaghetti dinner to help pay Charles expenses Profits from a booth selling guardian angel pins at the school carnival this weekend also will benefit the family Were hoping for him to rejoin us Miller said For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144   

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