New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 24, 1997, Page 8

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas BA g Herald-Zeitung g Sunday, August 24,1997 Herald Business ■ To talk with Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson about Business, call 625-9144, ext. 220.Business Business Briefs Meek completes economic development course Michael Meek, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, recently completed Session I of the Economic Development Institute conducted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. The institute is a three-session program that provides a spectrum of education for the economic development professional. Session I’s Michael Meek theme “Creating a Marketable Product,” which included courses in such subjects as “Understanding Change,” “Consensus Building,” “Understanding the Land Development Process,” “Strengthening Your Human Resource Base,” “Telecommunications" and “Environmental Issues.” Also required for graduation was the wnting of a research paper. Meek chose the subject “The Relationship of a Committee Comprehensive Plan and Processes on Economic Development Strategies” as his area of analysis. Begun more than 30 years ago, EDI now has more than 2,100 graduates. Meek’s Session I class included 193 economic development professionals from across the United States. Kneuper joins hsalth science center staff Dr. Mark Kneuper has been appointed to the clinical faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio w ith a title of clinical assistant professor. He participates in the teaching programs of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with the physician assistants program and with the general surgery residency program. Kneuper is a New Braunfels native who has been practicing general surgery in New Braunfels for five years. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery since 1993 and recently was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He also is active as a Fellow in the Texas Surgical Society as well as the San Antonio Surgical Society. IRS offers tax workshops IRS is offering free seminars for tax practitioners in South Texas. The first seminar is Sept. 4 from I p.m. to 4 p.m., at UTSA Downtown, Room 250, 1222 N. Main, in San Antonio. The second seminar is Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Echelon I Office Building, Classroom 2, 9430 Research Blvd., in Austin. IRS invites interested parties to learn how to become electronic filers of individual tax returns and how TeleFile and the on-line programs work. Also, there will be an overv iew of the 941 ELF and EFTPS programs. Up to three hours of continuing professional education credit will be available to attendees. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses. No reservations are required but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis for both sessions. For more information, contact Electronic Filing Coordinator Linda Donatio at (512)499-5181 Leadership *98 Chamber selects Leadership New Braunfels class The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce selected its Leadership New Braunfels class of 1998. Ray Schoch, chairman of the Chamber's Leadership New Braunfels committee, said, “It was difficult to make the selection with so many well qualified individuals applying, but after much deliberation 25 men and women were chosen to participate. “The class represents a diverse group of people, including a mix of gender, ethnicity, age and professions or businesses.” The program kicks-off with a community leaders’ reception on Sept. 11 and continues that weekend with a two-day, overnight retreat. Monthly class sessions will take place through May with a graduation program and dinner after completion of the course. The Greater New Braunfels CrulitOMl Sue Hahn CruiseOne. ii In Cruising, NcHenwlde OM, naopc New Braunfels, TX Nbfre: 404-9413 • Til he* >114*0-7245 998 class Listed below are the names of those selected to participate in the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1996: Kyle Barrington, Teen Connection Larry Brumbelow, Central Texas Bank Ricardo Castaneda, Texas Department of Transportation Ruby CastMleja, Comal County Commissioners Court Mary Cunningham, Edward Jones Leigh Ann Dees, Comal ISD Christine Douglas, CIS Rodney Fischer, Midtex Oil, Inc. Elroy Friesenhahn, City of New Braunfels David Holland, ServiceMaster by Holland Christopher Johnson, The Coleman Company Leslie Kriewaldt, NBISD Dan Krueger, Hobart Corporation Michael Lee, New Braunfels Utilities Marty Lindley, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Gregory Matatek, Texas Department of Transportation Mark Morton, Mission Valley Textiles, Inc. Kristen Quinney, Bob R. Kiesling, PC Ronald Reaves, NBISD Usa Repka, Tobacco Haus David Smith Rob Smith, Checks in the Mail Fred Stockwell, KGNB/KNBT Doug Toney, New Braunfels Herakj-Zeitung Judy Young, Greater New Braunfels Chamber Hay advancements might help pastures beat heat COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Another hot summer is drying up pastures and ranges, but advancements in hay and forage production may help some producers beat the heat, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service reported Wednesday. Extremely dry conditions have scorched pastures in South Texas, according to Terry Lockamy, Cameron County extension agent. "Dryland pastures are not experiencing any growth at this point, but irrigated pastures are still being cut,” Lockamy said Southwest Texas also reported hot, dry weather with temperatures up to IOO degrees. Pastures in Southwest Texas are suffering from hot southerly winds, according to extension range specialist Robert Lyons of Uvalde. Lyons said forage availability is still slightly above average for this time of year, but the quality is beginning to drop without rainfall. ‘‘Unless we receive above average rainfall in September, standing forage availability this fall and winter will drop significantly and it may be difficult to winter livestock after this dry, hot summer,” Lyons said According to extension director Galen Chandler of Vernon, rains have helped soil moisture and range conditions in the Rolling Plains. He said warm season tall grass species such as little bluestem and switchgrass have begun to develop rapidly, improving forage in many counties. In East Texas, all counties received abundant rain, according to extension director Tony Douglas of Overton. He said the region has an excellent supply of hay and producers are making the third cut. Extension forage specialist David Bade of College Station said Southeast Texas received ample rain recently. Chamber of Commerce developed this program in 1993 and has graduated five classes for a total of 108 alumni. Thompson joins NB Surgical Associates Dr. Judith Thompson has joined New Braunfels Surgical Associates in New Braunfels Thompson completed her surgical residency at East Tennessee State University where she trained in general, thoracic and vascular surgery. Since her arrival to New Judith Thompson Braunfels she has developed a special interest in the management of breast diseases and this fall will attend seminars to enable her to bring state-of- the-art surgical techniques to McKenna Memorial Hospital Thompson also is chairman of the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness Committee for this region. She has spent 20 years of her life GM recalls nearly half million vehicles for seat belts WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Corp. is recalling 475,000 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles because seat belts were cut during government crash tests by sharp metal in the seats. GM will install a plastic cover over a sharp metal edge in the seat to prevent the seat belts from being cut during crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said . The vehicles affected by the recall are model year 1994-97 Chevrolet S/T-10 and GMC Sonoma extended-cab pickups and model year 1996-97 2-door Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicles, 2-door GMC Jimmy sport utilities and the lsuzu Extended Cab Hombre pickup, made by GM. in Texas. She completed high school in El Paso, went to St. Philips to become an X-ray technician and then went on to Texas A&M University to obtain her degree in biochemistry. In 1986 she returned to San Antonio where she attended medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In medical school she was class president for two years and in 1987 she was elected to “Outstanding Women of America.” Thompson is married to Rittler Strachan, R. N. who has retired from a 15 year career in organ recovery and translation to raise their 4-year-old and 6-month-old sons Collin and Brian. The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Nev* Braunfels Surgical Associates are hosting a “Rising Star Celebration’’ in Thompson’s honor on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. at New Braunfels Surgical Associates, 625 N. Houston, Suite 3. An informal discussion of women’s breast care issues is also planned. 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