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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page HERALDZEITUNG January 2001 Contact Managing Editor Margaret Eclmonson at 6259144 Heads Up Khamber banquet Tickets for the 82nd Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and set for Friday at the Civic are on sale at the chamber The theme for the banquet is 2001 New Braunfels Highlights will include a year in review video presenta a memento gift courtesy of Great American Chase Bank and TXI Hunter Cement and award presenta including the Besserung Award For information or to buy call the chamber office shelter Early registration is under way for the sixth annual Celebration of Life Walka thon and Youth spon sored by Precious Life Suicide Registration also will begin on the day of the walk at 1 0 March 31 at Texas Lutheran The Youth Rally will begin at 11 and the walk begins at For information call Precious Life at 830 Free throw competition The Knights of Columbus will host their annual free throw competition at 9 3 at the Peter and Paul school gym on North Castell The competition is open to boys and girls ages 10 to Registration will begin at 9 and the con test will begin at 10 Registration forms are avail able at area schools and also on Registrants are asked to bring a birth Winners will advance to other and awards will be For call Practice SAT test The New Braunfels High School PTA is sponsoring the practice SAT test at New Braunfels High School at 8 The test will be conducted by The Princeton The results of the test will be given only to the test takers and will not be for warded to any Along with the test an infor mational test taking strategy session will be conducted at 7 For information or to register for the call Isabel at 830 The cost of the test is Register by Meetings COMAL COUNTY COMMIS SIONERS COURT special 11 courtesy visit with Lamar in the commissioners 3rd Comal County Courthouse 150 Seguin SOUTHEAST TRINITY GROUNDWATER CONSERVA TION DISTRICT regular meet Bulverde City 30070 281 Suite NEW BRAUNFELS INDE PENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT redistricting Education 430 Mill NORTHWEST COMAL COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION regular Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative 36101 Farrnto Market Road Smithson SCHERTZCIBOLOUNIVER SAL CITY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT regular 7 Dobie Junior High School hew 395 Borgfeld SOUTHEAST TRINITY QROUNDWATER CONSERVA TION DISTRICT public hear ing on application by Southerland Properties for a permitted well at River Crossing Bulverde City 30070 281 Suite JESSIE SLATENyHeraldZeitung NBISD Lead Nurse Gwen Mills checks Blair Rivas temperature while Nurse Jamie Varner takes Kristina Varners height and weight Changing roles School Nurses Day honors health care pros BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The lead nurse in the New Braunfels Independent School District probably will not have much time to reflect on the fact that today is her Today is National School Nurses a time for the country to celebrate the work of school nurses across the But NBISD lead nurse Gwen Mills and 13 other nurses in the district will be knee deep in the work that makes today what it The 15year schoolnurs ing veteran has students to medication to dis pense and screenings to There are computerized records to legisla tive changes to deal with and a whole district of fac staff and students to counsel on health care School nursing is very different than it was 10 or 15 years Mills We see a lot more kids coming to the nurses office for many more Many more Icids are on medicines many more kids who are coming to the school have special Were seeing a lot more students coming to the office that are sick or have Were doing many more procedures There isnt much time where you sit still and dont do Increased awareness of disease and an education al philosophy that has moved to include all stu dents in the system could be two reasons the nurses office has Mills At Carl Schurz where Mills spends most of her time when shes not visiting a other school the setup allows Mills to get to know the parents of the Were very lucky at this because were a neighborhood Mills Its wonderful because you meet these and youre able to work with them year after You know them youre That has been a real The school nurse also serves the faculty and training them on health care That relationship is important because the teachers play a role in the defense against the spread of ill We really consider our selves one of the team Mills It really takes a team of everybody that has a little piece in making that child succeed in doing the best he can in Mills said district nurses also worked with private health care the Comal County Health Department and commu nity Its always difficult for school nurses when there may not be the resources we Mills There are a lot of people in our people who are willing to For the Lions Club sends trained volun teers intorthe schools to help with vision and hearing she Its wonderful having them come in and being able to work with commu nity Mills They are a part of the It takes all of Technology has helped nurses keep a handle on school health despite the increased because comput ers eliminate the need for a lot of hand filing and Of nurses still struggle against some of the same health issues earlier generations dealt such as lice School nurses would Kite to never see another louse she Deadline for CISD acceleration testing is Friday SPECIAL TO THE HERALD ZEITUNG High school students have until Friday to regis ter for testing for accelera tion and credit by exam testing to take place in Registration forms and details are available from school The acceleration tests and credit by exams will be given on March 24 at Canyon High and March 31 at Smithson Valley Credit by exam is for high school students who have taken a not completed it and still want to gain graduation credit for Students must score a 70 or above on the A student who has exces sive absences cannot earn course credit through credit by CEDAR ALLERGIES We need volunteers for a research study involving an investlgotional Qualified patients will be CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH frank NEW BRAUNFE15 6299036 SAN MARCOS ANTONIO 3963101 8306090900 Set Former FBI agent describes Clinton White House BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Gary Aldrich was a Feder al Bureau of Investigation agent who landed the assign ment of a lifetime in 1990 working in the White House of then President George It was Aldrich recalled speaking to a packed house in the New Braunfels Civic Center Monday night on behalf of the New Braun fels Republican When I got their system was so finely tuned there was basically nothing for an FBI agent to The problems we had were dont use the presidents letterhead to impress your girlfriend or dont use the telephone to ALDRICH call your Aldrich I was in love with the Bush I what a way to end an FBI Then came the presiden tial election of 1992 and the new administration of Bill 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