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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday Qeteber 23 2003 OBITUARIES m Page I advertisements JOEILISBELL Punetal arrangements are pending at Ooeppetischmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Joe tt age 80 who died Wednesday October 22f 2003 at his home ffiNewBraunfek v Doeppetischmidt Huttetalttome REV ELMER H GtTMPER A memorial service for Rev Elmer M Gumper will be held Saturday October 25 2003 at 11 at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels There will be a Celebration of Life with Music beginning at Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hos pice Eden Home First Protestant Church Faith United Church of Christ Community Service Center or Slumber Falls Camp or to the charity of the donors choice NBISD Page 1A Board discussing bond payments Texas Education Agency recommends districts main tain a fund balance of 12 to 20 percent of operating costs said Hill There is no minimum required fund balance The current school budget has a million fund bal ance which is percent of the operating budget Over the last five or six years its been Hill said In 1998 the fund balance was at million The fund balance many years ago got down to a dan gerous said Lee Edwards NBISD board president In the past the school dis trict drained the fund for budget deficits and other expenditures he said This year the fund balance will pay for the current million budget deficit We hope by of the year to reduce expenditures so we dont have a Hillsaid Last year NBISD started the fiscal year with a deficit and ended up with a ftond No one expectedthat kirijd of savings and the district expect that this year Edwards said With the volatility of the Legislature and funding being in limbo its very important the school district be able to meet possible catastrophe for the failure of the state to fully fund US pri or Edwards said A strong fund balance could help earn the district a better bond rating reducing payments and taxes But the increase is the districts safe ty he said We have to plan on less than status Edwards said If youre smart you have to bet on In 2001 the district estab lished a savings plan for depreciating capital Still NBISD must buy bus es for the next to upgrade its fleet Edwards said The fund balance is not used for recurring costs like personnel or the regular replacement of vehicles You dont use fund bal ance for Edwards said You dont use fund bal ance for equipment that you buy every single Because the district has accumulated a substantial amount of fund balance the board has discussed making bond payments Edwards said when the fund balance reaches 33 per cent of the operating budget the board should consider lowering the tax rate or spending down the balance That means that weve been too conservative on our approach and we should go ahead and fund some things that we may havebeen Edwards said This years negative budget encouraged the board to consider hiring a consultant to take an objective look at district spending A workshop is slated for Nov 24 for the newly elected board to hire one Area cancer survivors celebrate li By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Ann Rogers was diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago Her doctor asked her to start a support group I told him I dont want to talk about cancer 1 want to forget about Rogers said Two years later she visited her first breast cancer patient and she has never turned her back on a fellow cancer patient Rogers recently hosted the fifth annual luncheon for a group of breast cancer sur vivors Women still in treat ment and 20plusyear sur vivors meet monthly Once a year they Have a lunch to talk about life after treatment and continuing treatment They talk about family and common friends and about their disease women will be diag hbsed with breast cahcef ifi 2003 women will die from this year men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and 400 men will die We come to celebrate said Becky Vbges who organ ized the group out of a small number of survivors from St Pauls Lutheran Church There wasnt one support group in our said Voges a fiveyear sur vivor I was looking for help and for The women in the group try to support the newly diag nosed Voges said Thats what helped me meeting 20year she said I didnt know there REBECCA S Breasfrcancer survivors Terry Burrio left and Ann Rogers visit with with members of a survivors support group Monday was such a The survivors show those going through chemotherapy there is a full life beyond treat ment she said More than 70 women have participated in the group over the years many coming and going as they need the sup port Voges said Women as young as 16 and as old as 90 have found support and camaraderie This is not a downers White said Its cheer LCRA CONTINUED FROM Page 1A rets historic tax break Fredericksburg Road It is the one of several sites Peel searched for artifacts that revealed the only site that will be affected by construction he said Weve found a few arrow heads but nothing major at this Peel said A team of archaeologists would completely excavate the area the developer added because it will be covered with an access road when the proj ect is built out Peel said the site had received the historic designa tion that will qualify the project for a preservation tax credit Were meeting with the state next week down there to go over window Peel said Peel said he was seeking state approval of construction details that include the type of glass that would be used in the project and how it would be fitted so that from outside the buildings windows would not reveal interior partitions Peel said he was tentatively scheduled to close on purchase of the property in December depending upon state approval of his working drawings As a practical matter noth ing goes as you think its going to go so I suspect were proba bly looking to February or March something like that The work will start everywhere We intend to file for a build ing permit in the next 10 Peel said a lot of planning had been completed Weve done all the con struction drawings the gar den is all designed the air conditioning and everythings Peel said To make the apartments fit around four 120foothigh atriums required 38 different 108 apartments of sizes ranging between 950 and square feet Happy Belated 1st Birthday Zachary Mathieci Love Your Mom Sister Alyssa Grandma Aunt Christ i ries Dunns AR 72108 Channel Catfish Bass Hybrid Bluegill Fathead Minnows Koi Crappie Coppemose Redear Bream and Triploid Grass Carp are now available for Pond Lake Stocking Permit and one week notice required for Triploid Grass Carp purchase We furnish hauling containers Live Delivery Guaranteed Deliveries on large orders Turtle Traps Fish Feeders Fish Traps Liquid Pond Fertilizer and Gift Certificates Delivery will be WEDNESDAY OCT 29 2003 at the times listed for the following towns and locations MasonDpnop Feed Store 3476371 89am FredericksburgFarmers Grain Company 9977561 10llam KerrvilleFarmers 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