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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Tbesday January 25 2000 HERALDZEITUNG Page 7 AROUND TOWN Living and dying link brings hope to donors mother DEAR ABBY DEAR ABBY In 1989 my nephew Bryan and his fiancee were killed in an automobile acci dent He was only 21 years old My brotherinlaw and sister were faced with that dreaded question Is your son an organ donor In fact he was and had discussed his wishes with his parents some time before the accident As a result of Bryans unselfishness several peoples pain was ended and their bodies were mended A couple of years later my sis ter was asked by a nurse who worked in transplant services to speak to a group of medical pro fessionals who deal with organ donation and donor families She was told that they never had a problem getting a recipient to come and tell the story from that point of view but it was rare to find a donor mom or dad who would discuss how being approached for donation had affected their lives and what it meant to them Those people wanted to know how she felt about what took place in that drab little room off to the side of the emergency room on the night her son died They knew they would be faced with asking that question again and again and wanted to know if she could give them a word of encouragement or correction to make them help the next family she refuse In the days to follow she wres tled with the thought of standing in front of a group of strangers and pouring out the horrible story She decided she needed to jot down something that could be read for her in case she fell apart Perhaps you will feel its worth sharing with your readers RON BELSHE RICHARDSON TEXAS DEAR RON I offer my con dolences for the tragedy that took your nephew and his fiancee Your sisters poem is certainly worthy of space in this column Read on DONT GIVE UP By Becky Hanson If you can swallow hard enough to push away the fear And say yes to the question that no one wants to hear Then you will add a ray of hope when theres nothing left but crying And become the gentle link between the living and the dying I believe that youll find com fort though your heart has been laid raw In offering hope to someone else who prays and waits in awe Until its done you cant know how or whom your words will bless But hundreds more will find new life if you will answer DEAR ABBY The letter from Still Laughing in regarding the whistle and the obscene telephone calls remind ed me of my own experience My husband was on active duty and was often away from home During those periods I would receive phone calls on an irregu lar basis Finally one evening I had enough I told the caller that if he would just speak to me we could have a wonderful conversa tion Did he know what it was like to be cooped up with two kids under the age of 4 for days on end without another adult to converse with Changing diapers cleaning up smeared food all over the table and chairs I kept talk ing about the children and then I heard a Abby I BORED the person into leaving me alone FRANKLY BORING IN FOLSOM CALIF CLUB NOTES STUDENT NEWS Newly elected Photo submitted Newly elected officers for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees NARFE Chapter 0666 Year 2000 are from left Glenn P Ramsey second vice president Andrew Marbach first vice president Rueben Stone president Jocelyn Welsch secretary and Walton Hoffmann treasurer Nicole Stout a freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been named to the Deans List for the fall semes ter with a average Nicole is a Presidents Scholar majoring in Chemical Engineering At Tech she is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority where she serves as assistant skit chair plays wide receiver for the secondplace football team and volunteers for the Susan B Komen Race For Life She works with the Catholic Student Center serving on the fall retreat team and is training with the Atlanta Young Life Organization She is a little sis for the ATO fraternity This spring she is working with the Georgia Tech Athletic Department and has been selected as a Bat Girl for the nationally ninthranked Yellow Jacket base ball team Nicole is a 1999 graduate of The Gay Forties Clubs annu al business meeting on Jan 11 was conducted at the St Paul Lutheran Fellowship Hall Ninetyeight members attended the meeting Annual reports were read by the Executive Board Members Standing Committee Chairmen and Auditing Committee Chairman of 1999 Nominees for the Executive Board 2000 were announced by Wallie Mund and accepted by acclamation They were president Anne Louise Miller vicepresident Melissa Jeannine Biggers and treasurer Lorene As a tribute to the members who crossed the bar in 1999 retiring President Ruth Doeppenschmidt read a selfcom posed minibiography of each member Ruth also offered con dolences to each member who lost a spouse in 1999 President Anne Louise Miller presented Ruth with an engraved silver tray in gratitude for Ruths service as president of the Gay 1 Photo submitted President of The Gay Forties Club Anne Louise Miller left pre sents an engraved silver serving tray to immediate past presi dent Ruth Doeppenschmidt Forties Club in 1999 The Social Committee Chairmen reported plans of each months function for the year 2000 Nominees voted into member ship of the Gay Forties Club were Tricia Albrecht Lynda Brodtman Lora Ann Chafm Arline Eberhard Charlene Fischer and Sharon McCaskill New members will be introduced and welcomed at the February Social Refreshments of cookies cof fee and spiced tea were furnished by the Executive Board 2000 for the annual business meeting IN THE MILITARY Andray Clark recently enlisted hi the United States Navy for guaranteed training as a subfarer Subfarers are career sub mariners They learn structural electrical and marine engineering principals and are trained in depth on hydrodynamics steam and electrolyte systems Some go on to assignments at naval research laboratories The son of Charmaine and Willie Thompson he is a gradu ate of Seguin High School Petty Officer Regan Schraeder of the Navy Recruiting Station in New Braunfels said that after technical training Clark will received a enlistment bonus and would be assigned to any of the Navys submarines or sub bases around the world Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon J Felton son of Jack E and Jackie A Sager of New Braunfels recently returned from a sixmonth deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf and participated in a training exercise while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan home ported in Norfolk Va Feltons ship is the lead ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group He joined the Navy in February 1996 ries Jan 2127 Times Good Fri Thurs Jan 2127 651 Business Loop 1H 35 N Matinee Daily 836 6254400 Any Given Sunday SnwFafoj On Cedars The Sixth Sense FilSMonllurs SalSun Sleepy Hollow The Green Mile SatSun Sal5u centennial trysail tvji No sily stow Ita n SalSun ALUNMNSEMK AUDITORIUMS 215 920 2ffi KM SflUtt ftliHNltn tuart utue liiMonte SalSun Man On The Moon Mi MODThin SalSun Galaxy Quest Any Own Sunday The Hurricane Frit MooHun SalSun W5 Supernova SalSun 925 HOUM On WO Smithson Valley High School New Braunfels resident Johna Van Noy a graduate of Canyon High School is among a group of Austin College students spending January in a special course of study entitled Pharmacology of Antibiotics Emerging Bacterial This course will address the pharmacology of current antibi otics the emergence of resistant strains of bacteria and strategies to defeat resistance Students will perform culture and sensitivity tests in the labora tory to demonstrate bacterial sus ceptibility to antibiotics and will isolate antibioticproducing bacte ria from nature To have a student news club notes or military news item printed here call editorial assistant Christina Minor at 6259144 ext 222 SEGUIN BEAUTY SCHOOL at the New Braunfels Campus Classes Starting Now Financial Aid Available to those who qualify Located At 214 West San Antonio St New Braunfels Texas 8306201301 No Appointment Necessary Customers Always Welcome DOHERTY FAMILY PRACTICE NEW PATIENTS WELCOME We promise to see you within one working day usually on the same day you Dr Jim Many insurance plans accepted 1533 E COMMON STREET NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS 78130 62SS799 OR METRO 6O93941 Tuesday Jan TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Economist Smith 5 Cons language 10 Actress Sommer 14 Use a stopwatch 15 Oilbearing rock 16 Breathing spell 17 Face shape 18 Like Internet mavens 19 Cains brother 20 Hard wood 22 Leg joints 23 Eat 24 Frosted 26 Once more 29 Sailors guide 33 Desert features 34 Emerald for one 35 Make Loving Fun 36 Archaeological expeditions 37 Rice dish 38 Solid 39 Avail oneself of 40 Actress Hunt 41 Spotted horse 42 Soak through 44 Ventriloquist Bergen 45 Shaggy beasts 46 Sharp taste 48 Phantom 51 Swindled 55 Al or George 56 Loafed 58 Singer Turner 59 Russias Mountains 60 Wipe out 61 Send forth 62 Peasant 63 Televised 64 Art cult DOWN Natures building block Prima donna Indian nurse PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED 4 Tunes 5 Nile dam 6 Colognes river 7 Indiana steel town 8 Grand Opry 9 Koppelor Kennedy 10 Kin of 48 Down 11 Oil job 12 Fish Magic artist 13 Additions 21 Liquors 22 Ship bottom 24 Des Moines resident 25 Music notation 26 Find the sum 27 Pretense 28 Rage 12500 2000 United Feature Syndicate 29 Martinique volcano 30 Making a knot 31 Major artery 32 Unfounded report 34 Leaves at the altar 37 Summit 38 Behaved restlessly 40 Warmth 41 Coops 43 Me 46 Not those 47 Helped 48 Wildebeests 49 Fabled race loser 50 Actor Sharif 51 Ivan or Nicholas 52 City founded by Pizarro 53 Lady in King Arthurs court 54 Statistics 56 Meadow 57 Tycoon Onassis 1
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