New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 16, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 16, 2005

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Issue date: Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas XXXXXKKXHXXXKK FOR ADC 780 SOUTHWEST HICROPUBLISIBS 2627 E WWDELL DR EL PASO TX 7990J T W NOVEMBER ZOOS HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS TIP OFF Area boys basketball teams start the girls continue earlyseason Page 8A INSIDE A PULL LIFE New Braunfels man who died Sunday made a difference in the lives of many Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 307 18 2 sections Sunny High Low 64 31 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 48 CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 3B CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 41 Medicare drug program confusing at best By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer The new Medicare prescription drug program was supposed to make things easier for but instead several locals said Tuesday they are finding the whole process Ruth Brzozowski said she attend ed a Medicare information session Monday at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center but was still a bit intimidated by the complex new pre scription drug I think they made it pretty com she Theres not a lot of places to go for information unless you have the Medicares Web site outlines the 40 variations of the prescription drug Seniors also can get more infor mation by calling 1800MEDICAR or the Alamo Area Association on Recipients must decide what is best for them based on factors such as general income and pref Federal officials say the com peting plans force insurers to lower costs and provide more generous benefits for people 65 and older and the disabled See Page 5A A SEASON OF GIVING Even the smallest gifts can brighten a childs Christmas By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Christmas spirit now fits into a shoe The New Braunfels collections base for Operation Christmas Child is now accepting gifts for children Donna an Opera tion Christmas Child said the program is an easy way to brighten a childs holiday They are so happy to get even simple things like little balls and she Its wonderful to watch the films of them opening just to see the joy on their Gottschalk said volunteers sim ply fill out a form telling the gender and age group of the child who would receive the Then they fill a box with toys and treats and return it to Grace Memorial which was designated as the collection site for New Braun Seguin and San Last Operation Christmas Child collected 70 million boxes Local organizers hope to have at least boxes before col lection ends at noon Monday Dona tions are being accepted through out the week from 9 am to 3 at Grace 3240 FM Come Monday the boxes will be taken to San where they will be distributed to children in Operation Christmas Child serves refugees of survivors of natural disas ter and victims of Gottschalk suggested that vol unteers view the list of acceptable and unacceptable Operation Christmas Child cannot accept liquid and Gottschalk A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS Operation Christmas Child needs school supplies and other items for children during the holiday sea gifts UToys Small stuffed jump small Etch A toys that light up or make noise with extra EB School supplies pencils and crayons or stamps and ink pad coloring writing pads or solar S Hygiene tooth mild bar soap in a plastic B9 Other items Hard flashlights with extra ball toy hair watch small picture 88 Do not include the following items Used or damaged warrelated chocolate or liquids or medications or breakable items such as snow globes and glass aerosol suggested that batteryoperated toys be Boxes may be but lids must be wrapped Even if you include extra batter once the batteries run out the toy is she Organizers suggested that vol unteers enclose a note to the child and a photo of themselves or their Names and mailing addresses may be included so the recipient child can write Volunteers also are asked to include to help cover shipping and other Make checks payable to Samaritans and note on the memo line that the gift is for Operation Christmas For call Grace Memorial at MANDY Kim a volunteer at Grace Memorial puts together boxes for donations received for Operation Christmas Child Monday Volunteers are working to collect Christmas gifts for children in Cowboy Kringle to have cancer victims in mind during Gruene visit Submitted photo Cowboy Kringle will be greeting children such as Charlie HopeThirft during Gruene Market Days this By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Christmas in Gruene will be bitter sweet this year after the loss of two Market Days Penny Bode and Leroy Boenig both died of cancer in and another Jan was recently diag nosed with cancer as Because of these this years Market Days Cowboy Kringle fund raiser will support the American Can cer Emma event coordinator for Gruene Market said this years to be held Saturday and will be a very emotional time for vendors and Its a very personal she When we all see each other on a monthly its like a second Half of the proceeds from the Cow boy Kringle which start at will be donated to the American Can cer Cowboy Kringle also will be avail able for photos 25 to 27 and 3 to Mozeley said a raffle may bring in another for The raffle will consist of four baskets of handcrafted items from our ven she Each contains items valued between and Tickets for the raffle are and only a limited number will be she Entrance to Gruene Market Days is For call 8308321721 or visit Emma Mozeley No surprises as council sets future goals By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels should con tinue work on its streets and beef up public safety and pay attention to quality of life issues such as parks and find a way to pay for City staff should budget consider a central purchasing system and take advan tage of modern Those were the themes that emerged Tuesday night when city council conducted a special workshop meeting on longrange goals and staff processes for meeting District 6 councilmember in waiting Ken Valentine participated in the brainstorming session even though he will not officially rejoin council until late this Mayor Bruce Boyer asked for the he to begin a planning process to set citys longterm goals and develop a system for meeting Boyer invited council to the which was also attended by Interim City Manager Marcus Jahns and City Attorney Charles At later meetings to be set after a new city manager is city staff will be invited into the See Page 5A COMING THURSDAY On to state The New Braunfels volleyball team prepares for state tournament opener against Klein Winter weather finally reaches Comal County By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter SEC m See the five day on the Pajfe 2B A blue norther swept I across Texas i sending temperatures downward and paving the way for Comal Countys first freeze of the David a meteorologist with the National Weather said the most likely time for a freeze will be Thursday For bring them in if you can or cover he For use com mon sense if you cant bring them then provide them with Schumacher said this years first freeze will be Temperatures will only dip into the 30s for a few Though there is relief from the the forecast shows no sign of muchneeded We dont have much chance for See Page 5A I ORDEtt NCWi TURKEYS SIDES ;