New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 7, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 07, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAYIrvin and Smith star as Cowboys shoot down Eagles. See Page 5, 50 CENTSInside Editorial...........................................4 Sports..............................................5 Comics............................................6 Market Place...............................7,    8Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Lesley Schwind (IO years), Nancy Putz (belated), Betty Rimmelin (belated), Buddy Beck, Buster Bowers, Twyla Schroeder, Christopher Smith, Angel Fernandez and Danny Valenzuela (belated, 21 years). River and aquifer information Comal River -278 cubic-feet-per-sec., same as yesterday. Edwards Aquifer — 625.00 feet above sea level, down .02. Guadalupe River — 197 cis. Today at Wurstfest Wursthalle 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm - The Seven Dutchmen 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Myron Floren Das Grosse Zelt (The Big Tent) 5:30 pm - Ed Kadlecek & The Village Band 6:30 pm - Original-Kapelle Heimatland (Band from Germany) 7:30 pm - Alpenfest 8:30 pm - Original-Kapelle Heimatland 9:30 pm - Ed Kadlecek & The Village Band Das Blaine Zelt (The Little Tent) 5:30 pm - Toni Noichl 6:30 pm - Kerry Christensen 7:00 pm - Terry Cavanagh 7:30 pm - Rajah and Monika 8:30 pm - Kerry Christensen 9:00 pm - Terry Cavanagh 9:30 pm - Rajah and Monika * Other Events 9 am - 5 pm - “Where in the World is Germany?" - Children's Museum 10 am - 4 pm - Tour of First Protestant Church and Grounds 10 am - 4 pm - Tour of Ferdinand Lindheimer Home 10 am - 4 pm - Tour of St Martin’s Lutheran Church 10 am - 4 pm - Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture 10 am - 5 pm - Wagen-fuehr Barber Shop & Collections Museum 10 am - 5 pm - Tour of Con sedation Plaza 10 am - 5 pm - The Hummel Museum - Hourly Tours 10 am - 5 30 pm - Heritage Exhibit/1845: The Founding of New Braunfels - "The Land of My Dreams" / Kaffee Haus Civic Center 10 am - 6 pm - Wurstfest Art Show / NB Art League 1 pm - 5 pm - Sophien-burg Museum 7:00 pm - Old Time Melodrama / “Frankenwurst" - Circle Arts Theatre Unitarian/Universalist meeting There will be an organizational meeting for a new, local Unitarian-Universalist Church Wednesday, Nov 8 at 7:30 p.m. at 300 Lincoln. Genealogy Society meets The Comal County Genealo gy Society will meet Nov. 7 at the Victoria Bank North Building at 1000 N. Walnut St. at 7:30 p.m. New CX. fire board expected to scrap idea for full-time chief Saturday blaze Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A cigarette dropped on a couch is blamed for a fire at the Villa Serena Apartments on Morales Court Saturday night. Three New Braunfels Fire Department units responded to the blaze at about 9 p.m. Damage was confined to one apartment. The occupant was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation SAC expands course offerings here Enrollment growth in New Braunfels prompts bigger variety of classes Registration for San Antonio College's spnng semester classes in .New-Braunfels will be held Tuesdays, Nov. 14. Dec. 12. and Jan. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at New Braunfels Middle School. 656 Guenther. Courses will be offered in the evenings in accounting, biology, business, child development, economics. English, government, history, legal assisting, management, math, medical assisting, office systems technology, psychology, reading, sociology , Spanish and speech. Enrollment at the off-campus sites in New Braunfels has grow n I SS percent since last spring when the college first began offering classes in New Braunfels. San Antonio College President Ruth Burgos-Sasscer attributes the grow th to the effort between college and community leaders to identify the higher education needs in the county and to offer classes to fit those needs. Over 500 students are currently enrolled in classes at New Braunfels High School, Canyon High School and Smithson Valley High School. For more information about course offerings, testing or financial aid. contact Coordinator Ray Lew is at New Braunfels Middle School every Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. or call Monday through Friday at l-8(X)-94-7575 ext. 2430. Individuals interested in financial aid should pick up a financial aid application at New Braunfels Middle School on Tuesdays between 4 and 7 p.m., complete it, and mail it immediately, since applications take about seven weeks to process. San Antonio College also offers courser at Seguin I ligh School in child development, computer information systems, criminal justice, English, math, medical assisting, office systems technology, and reading. By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer At its annual membership meeting last Thursday, the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department elected new board members and adopted new bylaws for the nonprofit organization. The new board is expected to oppose replacing the part-time fire chief with a full-time chief, w hich the old board voted to do earlier this year. The move sparked a controversy with the Comal County Rural Fire District #4, which voted last month not to renew7 its contract with the fire department, because it was not consulted before the fire department board voted to hire a full-time chief. The fire district is over the volunteer department board of directors and provides funds for the department through a contract with the county. Many firemen in the department sided with the fire district, saying they like the part-time chief, Les Wyatt, and want to keep him. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to your new fire department," new board member Dennis Bateman said among applause from the 50-plus members of the fire department. Under the old bylaws of the fire department, the board of directors had nine members and needed five to compose a quorum. Wyatt said that members Ratliff and David Thompson could no longer sit on the board because their three-year terms were up in March and the department never had its annual membership elections because of a lack of a quorum. That left two members on the board: volunteer fireman William Thomason and Shaman Mackey. Last Thursday’s membership meeting was called by former President Mike Chandler before he stepped off the board. Thomason started the meeting by reminding the members that they needed to elect three more members to make up a quorum to consider the new bylaws. The three members elected were Bateman, Dale Dehlin and Billy Craft. They join Thomason and Terry Wyatt on the new board. “We want to make the general members active in the fire department and we want to get off to a fresh start." Thomason said. "The fire district has been very patient and understanding with us. but we need to be held accountable just as they are to us." Bateman, w ho w as one of the general members w ho drew up the new bylaws, went through the 15 article bylaws with the audience. The bylaws contain a provision w hich states that five members w ill be elected. It spells out the role of the fire chief and governing operations of the board. After discussing the bylaw s for over tw o hours, the membership approved the by laws. More people choosing to face illness in their own homes By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Many people who are facing illness, disabilities, or death choose to deal with it in the comfort of their own home rather than in a hospital. There are two services available to patients that allow them to receive the care they need in the surroundings they want. Home Health Care is a w ide range of medical and social serv ices, including wound care, chemotherapy, intravenous nutritional support or antibiotics, physical therapy, psychiatric nursing serv ices, and medical social serv ices. The services are available seven days a week, and 24 hours a day. This allows appointments to be set for times convenient for the patient, and serv ices can be prov ided in the patient’s own home. “Basically, home health care provides the medical attention needed in a much more comfortable em ironment. Patients, as well as their families, prefer treatment at home." said Rachel Fnednch, public education coordinator for Nurses iii Touch Home Health. Physicians must approve a patient being released into home health care. Patients qualified for home health care can range from those with limited mobility, to those with a terminal illness. Common patients of home health care are the disabled, the elderly, those ‘There are a lot of reasons a person would choose home health care, given the chance.’ — Rachel Fnedrich not fully recovered from a hospital stay, those with chronic conditions such as diabetes or arthritis, and those with a terminal illness. “There ate a lot of reasons a person would choose home health care given the chance. A lot of people think hospitals are cold, and would rather be home w here they can be comfortable," said Friedrich. “There’s also a cost advantage." Hospice is a team approach aimed at helping terminally ill patients when curativ e treatment is no longer possible or desired. The goal of Hospice is to provide comfort and support for the patient and the family, and allow the patient to die w ith some dignity. “You’ve said ‘Eve done all I can do to fight this. Now, I just want to be comfortable, and live happily until I leave,’” Friedrich said. To receive Hospice care, the patient must have a terminal diagnosis with a prognosis of six months or less. The patient's medical condition must beSesquicentennial photos on display The Sesquicentennial year is almost over and many of the events are a fading memory. However, you still have a chance to relive them. Over 274 color prints of the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial parade, trailride, and Good Friday opening ceremonies will be on display at Forke Store on Conservation Plaza from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3-12, 1995. EXL Kettles photographer, has donated all the printing supplies to produce the 17 easels worth of pictures, “lf you wish to purchase the pictures, please fill out the order form and take it to the New Braunfels C hamber of C ommerce,” stated C. Herb Skoog, Sesquicentennial C ommission chair. “He will also donate all monies gained from any reproductions that will be produced.” Jimmy Moulton, Joe Moore, Patti Scheel, and E.C. Kettler took all of the pictures for these activities. Pictures cost $25 each or 3 for $50. For more information, call 625-2385. Hummel Look-Alike Contest winners At left, Gabriel and Leah Stewart recreate the Hummel figurine ‘Heavenly Protection.’ The two won first place in the Group Figurine category at the Hummel Look-Alike contest held Saturday morning at the Hummel Museum. Their parents are Henry and Dee Ellen Stewart of New Braunfels. At far left, Single Figurine winner Graf Chalupa, son of Anthony and Megg Chalupa, strikes his pose as the figurine ‘Ride into Christmas.’ confirmed by two licensed physicians Fnedrich said the difference between Home Health Care and Hospice is that bereavement and counseling services are provided, and there is no longer an attempt to cure the illness. She said many patients do not want to enter the I lospice program because they see it as giv ing up. “Hospice is seen as giving up by some w ho want to continue the treatment. The decision to sw itch has to be made by the patient and the family. The patient needs to do w hat vv ill make them feel good about the dying process." she said. New BraunfelsHerald* ‘ jig The courthouse    £    \    PASO,    ' 8 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1995    Serving    Comal    County    and    surrounding    areas    for    mo.e    man    143    years    ■    Home    of    NANCY    PUTZ    Vol.    143,    No    255Successful environmental protection laws deserve    See    Opinion,    Page    4. j 4    Is    *    'ii*.    .    •    I    .     ...    .    ._______________ ;

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