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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas The Texas Department of Health reminds people that children enrolling in public or private school or in licensed certified or registered childcare facilities must be upto date on their immunizations The Texas Board of Health approved several changes in the ages at which vaccines are required and two changes in the types of vaccines used to satisfy requirements Immunization requirements for children ages 5 and 6 include Three doses of polio vaccine including one received after the fourth birthday Four doses of diphtheria tetanus tetanus accellular including one received after the fourth birthday Proof of pertussis vaccination is not required for children 5 and older One dose MMR measles mumps rubella received after the first birthday Two doses of measles vaccine for children born on or after Sept Immunization requirements for children 7 and older arc Three doses polio vaccine including one received after the fourth birthday Polio vaccine js not required for students 18 years and older Three doses vaccine including one received after the fourth birthday and one dose within the last 10 years One dose MMR vaccine received after the first birthday Within 30 days of their 12th birthday children born between Sept 1 1978 and Sept I 1991 must show proof of having received two doses of measles vaccine Following are agespecific immunization requirements for children in licensed certified or registered childcare facilities Immunization requirements for children younger than two months No vaccines required Immunizations requirements for children two or three months old One dose each polio vaccine and Hib Haemophilus influenza type Immunization requirements for children four or five months old Two doses each of polio vaccine immunization HeraldZeltung g Thursday August n 5A Local Briefs Hicks wins painting Anna Lee Hicks won an oil painting at a drawing conducted a Kylers Kustom Korners 166 South Comal on Monday New Braunfels Main Street Director Lynn Fountain drew Hicks winning entry The original oil painting valued at was painted by artist Sally Minter NBISD plans early childhood screenings New Braunfels Independent School District Special Education Department will conduct early childhood screening for the Program for Preschool Children with Disabilities on Aug 27 and 28 The PPCD screenings are a free public service provided to examine children ages 3 to 6 who reside in NBISD and are suspected of having vision hearing medical or fine gross motor difficulties If difficulties are discovered further evaluation will be offered to determine if the child is eligible to receive special education services To schedule a screening contact the Special Education Department at the Education Center 430 W Mill by telephoning 830 6206200 by Aug 15 CLAC spearheading school supply drive Although July is yet over the Canyon Lake Action Centeris v already hustling community support for its annual supply drive All children deserve an equal start in the said Executive Director Janeta Cox Its up to us the community to make sure they at least have the tools to Among the classroom staples that most elementary students can use are onesubject spiral notebooks pink erasers wooden rulers folders with pockets No 2 pencils washable markers tab dividers red grading pencils tissue boxes wideruled notebook paper white glue crayons differentcount blunt scissors and backpacks CLAC can also provide specific lists for children 1 in a particular grade and school For more information call the Action Center at 830 9642324 and speak with Janeta Cox or Andi Cadena McKenna offers Safe Sitter course McKenna Memorial Hospital will offer its Safe Sitter course on Aug 12 and 14 to educate and train babysitters ages 11 to 13 The Safe Sitter program is a medicallyaccurate instructional series that teachers youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children The program fee is To register call 6062170 To successfully complete the Safe Sitter program youngsters have to pass a practical and written test to show they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency SAC gets reaccreditation SAN ANTONIO San Antonio I College has been reaccredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges following a college self study a SACS site visit and a college response to recommendations SACS is responsibile for the re accreditation every 10 years of colleges throughout the South and Southwest This reaccreditation process has been very beneficial to San Antonio said Robert E Zeigler interim president It helped us strengthen our planning research and evaluation processes and this has improved our total operations everything from admissions to student support to classroom instruction to student retention and The next reaccreditation cycle for San Antonio College will be in 2005 and Hib vaccine Immunization requirements for children 6 through 11 months old Two doses polio two doses Hib and three doses vaccine Immunization requirements for children 15 months through 4 years old One dose MMR vaccine received after the first birthday One dose Hib vaccine received after 15 months of age unless a primary series and booster have been completed Three doses polio vaccine Four doses All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance State law gives local school districts and childcare facilities the option of allowing children to attend if at least one immunization in each series has been received However the remaining required immunizations must be received as soon as medically feasible According to the revised requirements the DTaP vaccine will satisfy the DTP vaccine requirements and OPV and IPV can he used interchangeably to satisfy polio vaccine requirements at all ages The new requirements reflect recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Children may have other vaccines such as varicella or additional doses of required vaccines Home schoolers register for cooperative Friday At 10 Friday there will be a time of orientation for families interested in participating in cooperative learning and teaching classes for home schooling families The San Marcos Christian Home Educators Cooperative is open to new members Fifty to 60 families from San Marcos and surrounding areas including New Braunfels Canyon Lake Marion Martindale and more meet each Monday morning to teach children in a cooperative fashion Those interested in learning more about this coop should send a selt addressed legalsized envelope to Mary Ellen Autry 106 Pine Oak Drive Buda TX 78610 For information concerning this coop call local home Kathy Ford at 6093385 Lynette LeDoux at 6061337 or Cheryl Patten at 6256195 The deadline to sign up for this co op is Friday Class signup is Aug 18 and the beginning of the 11week semester is Sept 5 Nursing exam deadline approaches USGS monitors local water quality By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal Springs is one of many sites water quality study by the Geological Survey Hydrologists with the USGS were at work taking water samples from the springs this past week We are participating in a national study involving water quality of the nations drinking hydrologist Lynne Fahlquist said We are sampling 30 major wells and springs in the Edwards Hydrologist Ann F Ardis said the USGS doing research on springs and artesian wells from San Marcos to Kinney County in the Hill Country Besides Comal Springs Ardis said the hydrologists would take samples from San Marcos Springs San Pedro Springs in San Antonio and Las Moras Springs in Brackettville The study is part of a federal program named the National Water Quality Children are needed to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate an asthma medication Participants must be years of age Suffering from mild to moderate asthma and using asthma medication Able to complete 4 outpatient visits at our facility Receive free studyrelated medical care and compensation for your time Central Texas Health Research 210 6090900 Assessment Program FahJquist said the study has one purpose The purpose of the study is to find out if are nations water supply is getting better or Fahlquist said Ardis said the USGS last summer monitored 30 private wells over the Edwards Aquifer recharge area Next year the hydrologists will do a land use study involving 30 water quality monitor wells over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone north of San Antonio CANT KEEP UP WE CAN HELP SAN ANTONIO Anyone who wants to enroll in the San Antonio College Career Mobility LVN to RN Program must pass the General Achievement Profile exam also known as the LPNGAP The deadline to register for this exam is Friday To register bring in person a money order or cashiers check payable to Educational Resources and a selfaddressed stamped envelope to the Nursing Education Building Room 130 San Antonio College no later than Friday The exam will be given from to 2 Aug 29 in the Nursing Education Building Room 211 Bring to the exam a picture identification Social Security card and two pencils There are only two chances to pass the LPNGAP exam Those taking the exam will be tested on their LVN knowledge in medicalsurgical obstetrics pediatrics and psychiatric nursing For more information call the nursing education office at 210 7332367 Great selection of preowned homes LOW PRICES CHECK US OUT Child Support Medical Bills Past Due Auto Loans Back House Payments Back Taxes Credit Card Debts All Can Be Included Also known as Debt Consolidation or Wage Earner Plan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy STOP CREDITOR HARASSMENT NO CREDIT NEEDED Ca 18003423871 Local 3416303 24HOUR RECORDED INFORMATION Clarkson Volkman Attorneys San Antonio Texas Not Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization TRACTOR SO I original price PRICES GOOD THROUGH AUG 16TH 14SPEED HEAVYDUTY 461 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