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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday January HERALDZEIJUNG Page 3A Obituaries 1A SPARKS Ann Sparks 65 passed away on Friday Jan 24 2003 in the presence of fam ily Ann made a life career of learning teaching and lov ing and in doing so deeply touched and inspired a great many lives Ann was born on Feb 11 1937 inAmarillo Texas She met Larry Sparks as a child in Spearman Texas and they were married on June 22 1956 They had two children Robert and Lee Ann Ann became a teacher one of the very best In 1975 Ann and Larry moved to Canyon Lake and took jobs with CISD where she remained until her retirement Mem berships included Delta Kap pa Gamma St Thomas Catholic Lake Art Guild and the Canyon Lake Evening Lioness Club She was also an AuraSoma practitioner and teacher Her devotion as wife mother and grand mother was outstanding and her random acts of kind ness will always be remem bered She is survived by her hus band Larry Sparks her brother Robert E Vaughn of Austin her sister Kas sandra McLean of Houston her children Robert Sparks and wife Jean of Piano and Lee Ann Steeves and hus band Greg of Canyon Lake and her six grandchildren Thomas Sarah and Mary Sparks of Bryan Stuart and Erin Olsen of Canyon Lake and Karli Steeves of Canada A memorial service will be held on Saturday Feb 1 at 2 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Sattler Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lym phoma Society Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Saddam fails to adhere to the disarmament edict But well have to see how it all plays Reid said Bush offered no new evi dence to support his charges against Hussein he said Sec retary of State Colin Powell will go to the Security Council next Wednesday to present the case We will consult but let there be no misunderstand ing If Saddam Hussein does not fully disarm for the safe ty of our people and for the peace of the world we will lead a coalition to disarm the president said Key allies including France and Germany oppose military action in Iraq and want Bush to give weapons inspec tors more time Hoping to sway reluctant allies Bush presented a laun dry list of Saddams alleged offenses some of them newly revealed to the public He said intelligence sources have reported that thousands of Iraqi personnel are at work hiding documents and mate rials from the weapons inspectors If this is not evil then evil has no Bush said On the economy New Braunfels resident Bart Bartholomew a retired Air Force colonel who served in Afghanistan Pakistan and in the Pentagon said I think Bush made his case for immediate tax cuts do it The first half of Bushs hourlong address was devot ed to domestic policy a reflec tion of his desire not to let Iraq overshadow a presiden tial agenda geared toward the 2004 reelection cam paign The heart of Bushs pack age is his billion plan to revive the economy and a billion 10year propos al to overhaul Medicare sprinkled with initiatives to combat AIDS produce ener gyefficient cars and give reli gious groups access to feder al community service mon ey Bush reiterated what Kennedy and Reagan said it tax cuts stimulates the Bartholomew said And he was talking about doing things on a local level he was talking about ener gy the homeless the child credit the married exemp tion and he was saying the tax cut will create 23 million new businesses And with no tax on dividends I was right down the line with him on The president described the nation as still recovering from recession terrorist attacks corporate scandals and stock market declines Our economy is recovering yet it is not growing fast enough or strongly the president said He proposed spending new money for research to devel op hydrogen powered cars and to tutor children of prison inmates He also called a new million drug treatment program in which federal money could go to religious community service programs Bartholomew said during the prescription drug thing he had standing ova tions He was good And he got tremendous respect from both sides of the aisle when he said we have to pass laws against experimenting in cloning everybody in uni son stood up on that It was the George Bush as he was when he was gov ernor of Staff Writer Sean Bowlin and The Associated Press contributed to this report HAYS Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Jim Hays age 73 years who passed away on Tuesday Jan 28 2003 at his residence at Canyon Lake Texas Visitation will begin at 6 Wednesday at the 1A Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until Thursday Services will be Thursday at 10 at the Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memo rial Park Zoeller Funeral Home 1A Before the department attacked the blaze firefight ers Nick Weber and Clint Cooley ran to the side of the home and used a ladder to smash out the bedroom win dow which was located about six feet above the ground We made forcible entry through the Mabe said Inside Mabe said Weber and Cooley found fire had not yet spread to the bedroom although the room was full of hot smoke and gasses They found Mitchell lying on her bed near the window She was right therp We brought her right back out through the Mabe said It was immediately appar ent that Mitchell had died Mabe said Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace William Schroed er pronounced her dead at The fire was declared under control at The center of the residence had been destroyed while the bedrooms and garage received less damage Brinkkoeter said The area of origin is in the room area near a Brinkkoeter said He said Mitchell apparent ly slept with her bedroom door open which facilitated the spread of smoke into the room Battalion Chief Don Zercher whose shift took over after 7 said only one smoke detector was found in the home in Mitchells bed room Tt wasnt mounted proper ly and its battery was dis Zercher said It was sitting on a Smoke detectors must be properly installed and main tained Zercher said Addi tionally the batteries should be changed every six months he said Brinkkoeter said a closed bedroom door and a working smoke detector might have made a very big difference in the outcome of Tuesdays fire If she had had a smoke detector she would have been able to wake up pretty quick Brinkkoeter said Tt could have helped in this Its a lot of fun for those really competitive For the smallest children a minnow pond is open Satur days and Sundays from 1 to 5 Were trying to cater to all different ranges of family members If you want to just sit back and watch thats fine Theres no charge if you arent fishing Were just try ing to have a good time and expose those who might be interested in fishing as a hob Neffendorf said Participants are encour aged to bring their own refreshments no alcohol and bait Both will be offered at a store set up onsite Nef fendorf said Treble hooks are not allowed and live bait is dis couraged Neffendorf said We recommend corn bread and artificial types of Neffendorf said Staff rangers and aquatic staff will be onsite to offer advice or help Neffendorf said Call 6259144 today to subscribe to the HeraldZeitung TAX SEASON IS HERE WANT YOUR MONEY FAST WE WILL PREPARE YOUR TAXES RIGHT HERE IN OUR OFFICE FAST AND ACCURATELY REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN ELECTRONIC FILING LET US MAKE YOUR TAX SEASON ENJOYABLE 144 N CASTELL AVE Lifts Fully Reclines Dont let getting up get you down The leading Provider olHtm Health Equipment in Texas Professional Medical 6089577 386 A Landa New Braunfels Texas Lift Chair prices start at Present this coupon to receive a discount on your tax preparation Coupon Code 3100 Promo Code JH02 Introducing MONEY NOW Get a Money from Jackson Hewitt Walk in with your W2 walk out with cash EIC filers are eligible Get all the credits and deductions you deserve BREE electronic filing with paid tax preparation HAL application required Loans provided by Santa Barbara Bank Trust or Household Bank or its assignee Subject to 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