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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas opinion Sports Birthday wIshM from HmMZoHung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends thefollowing birthday wishes to Connie Sul tans Beverly Trolllnger Judy Watson Young Phillip Neff SO years old Kevin Korpi Llbby Morrl Sterling DeMaatera 4 yeara Marjore Murphy Martha Whltlock Tracey Kakowltz Rose Mary Feltner Darlene Stephana and Ariene Foxx twins 50 yeara Sarah Rulbo Nicole Cole Sat Helen Ptttman Anna Margaret Alexander Rebecca Kennedy John Kennedy Leroy Zavala Eliae Keoghan Samatha Anlsaa Rodriguez 1 year Kathar ine Kaiser Ardith Mueller Karen Peters Keith Simmons Raymond Camarano Happy anniversary wishes go to Janice and Phillip Neff 30 Beverly and Glenn Timmermann 24 Jose Erasto and Irene Lopez 25 Clyde F and Katrlna Scott 51 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Youths to tryout for Ttw Wizard of Oz Young area actors can audi tion for the Missoula Childrens Theatre production of The Wiz ard of Oz from 5 to 7 Monday at the New Braunfels Civic Center Students in grades K through 12 will be chosen to fill roles Audition fee is Performances are Jan 31 for school groups and 7 Feb 1 for the public For information call the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels at 6200939 County to moot Tuosday The Comal County Democrats will meet Tuesday at the Comal Bowl New officers will be elected Prepare for the TAAS tost at SVHS Comal Independent School District will offer smallgroup instruction to prepare for the exitlevel TAAS test Fourses sion review will be from 8 to 6 Tuesday Thursday Feb 4 and 6 at Smithson Valley High School Cost for all four sessions is For more infor mation call 210 9044612 Womens center needs blankets The Womens Center needs pillows and blankets Call 620 7520 or bring donations to the shelter at 1547 Common Street Life After Loss support program Life After Loss is a group sup port program of the American Cancer Society designed to help bereaved people better understand the grief process their emotions and how to cope Hospice New Braunfels is pleased to offer this special sup port group for community mem bers who are living with grief The twohour sessions will meet from 2 to 4 every Wednes day for five weeks from Jan 29 to Feb 26 There is no charge for these classes Please call 62575QO for more information Economic forecast seminar Friday New Braunfels Title Co will sponsor a seminar on the New Braunfels areas economic forecast from 9 to 11 Jan 31 at the Holiday Inn Travis Tullos and Jon Hockenyos of Texas Perspectives Inc will give the presentation For information or reservations call New Braunfels Title Co at 6257553 or stop by any of their three Comal County offices in Canyon and New Braunfels New Braunfels Herald 11009 1 lUCKO K O TX 7V90S A 9 24 pages in two sections Sunday January Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Sarah Hulbo Chamber honors county judge By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce celebrat ed its 78th annual banquet Fri day at the Civic Center to honor many of its leading members including Comal County Judge Carter Casteel who was awarded the Besserung Award The award is presented to the most outstanding citizen of the year The 1996 chair of the chambers board Skip Stratemann presented the award to Carter for outstanding civic leadership through the years as a local teacher judge and attorney Carter is a team player acces sible competent honest indepen dent visible and most of all he said Casteel said she was honored to be chosen for the award and received a standing ovation from the more than 700 in attendance Thank you from the bottom of my she said Im only a youngster so I can continue to vol unteer Im grateful to the kind of people in Comal Chamber officials also recog nized the efforts of members in attracting new industries to the area including Blue Bell Cream eries and Simpson Race Products this past year They also thanked members who helped in efforts such as lob bying state officials into approv ing funds for the expansion of Interstate 35 this past year man aging the droughts impact on local businesses and securing the con tract with the city for the next five years to promote tourism in New Braunfels This is what the chamber is about going out to solve problems and not waiting for problems to Doug Miller said who received the traditional gavel from Stratemann as the 1997 chair of the I ths camsra In a residential nslghborHood I Darrtail If of a motion upon the first hunting with poth a bow City Council has again decided to discuss guy s shoot with a bow the bow hunting issue after the past meeting rr never know There are a during discussions on deer management pie5 that wander over to places they Anderson who id a member of tne citys ially children If ttiey bow Management mmittee Atftpnljer the an ordinance that would keep bow hunting urnat liarkiruMtlt T 1 what hap farther away from such as a W A f i 50yard distance TJ ta called for better posting of signs Occurs on his cousins property md Btrictw penalties for violations iqt across the street from his cuVrent aw8 he said are to Stv1 the enforce because reqwire a to B vivy council meeung uw gee actual arrow piercing the deer for of bow hunting will be considered for the years MSke Shands said bow hunt pnjposed ordinance in LCouncil decided to laid at time that Council member CathyTalcott wtua tion with bovfhunting doce merit conflidera JJ I was flabbergasted to see that bow hunt a proposed ordinance that would ing was even allowed in the city Tal eetncied bovy was cott said 1 would very much like to lopk at b A but died for lack that and see what our options SUNDAY Vol 145 No 53 HeraldZeltung photo by Michael Darnall Carter Casteel accepts the 1997 Besserung award from Chair of the Board Skip Strateman Pewter company to move into city By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce officials announced that Great American Products of Broadview 111 was relocating its operations to New Braunfels during the next 12 to 18 months at the chambers ban quet Friday evening The company manufactures pewter gift products and has exclusive rights with major pro fessional sports leagues The products are sold to sports gift religion buckle contract manu facturing and chain store mar kets Great American Products is the operating company for Dyna Group International which is a public company trading on NAS DAQ under the symbol DG1X Roger Tuttle president and CEO who attended the chamber banquet said the companys plant in Columbia which handles assembly packaging and distribution will move to New Braunfels Tuttle said the reason for relo cating to New Braunfels was top of the list quality of Economic advantages are cer tainly a consideration but that Turn to Pewter Page 2A JOBS AVAILABLE To apply for one of the esti mated 80 positions with Great American Products call 620 4400 or visit the facility at 1661 S Seguin Ave The company ifi looking for personnel to help in mold making creative sculpting secretarial and clerk work and manufactufing i No word yet on origin of strange object By DAVID DEKUNDEH f Now Braunfels rancher indentifieswith 2A I officials could not idehlify ti Staff Writer obiect to BwHeraUZBllunffby Barry Hahwson MOOTP lift and dug this County rpnehtrt By DAVID DEKUNDEH Staff Writer Air Force officials Guadalupe County deputies and UFO experts alike are still trying to figure out the origins of a mysterious object found in the middle of a ranchers field near York Creek on Friday afternoon Deputies Todd Friesenhahn and Stephen Moore responded to a call from rancher Ed torigscope who was feeding his cattle when he noticed the spherical object embedded in the middle of his field Friesenhahn said he and Moore came upon the object and were not certain what it was I didnt know what to think until we saw he said It was something embedded We were thinking how or what it could As he came closer to the unknown object Friesenhahn said his initial worries wertf assuaged As I came upon it I had a sense it wouldnt harm Friesenhahn said Both deputies then pulled the 28inch diameter metal sphere out of the depression in the mid dle of the field The object was scorched and pitted on one side and appeared to have the remains of some kind of valve the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department reported The metal sphere weighs about 80 pounds and has screws attached to it on each side into a plate The deputies took the sphere to the National Weather Service office near New Braunfels but officials could not idehlify the object The Guudalupe County Sher iffs Department called NASA According to the police report NASA said that they would contact the proper Captain Kim Clow public affairs officer at Randolph Air Force Base said the base got a call from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs headquar ters of the Space Command The Space Command called us since we were the closest Turn to NASA Page 2A Afterschool program needed See Opinion 44
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