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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                November HERALDZEmiNG Page 3A OBITUARIES Paid advertisements WILLIAM William Ervin passed away at the age of A memorial service will be conducted at 1 Satur day at Believers Christian Fellowship of Smithson Val In lieu of the fam ily requests that contribu tions be made in Bills name to the building fund of Believers Christian Fellow 36200 FM New LEWIS DAVIDSON Lewis age passed away at his home at Canyon November He was born Septem ber 1923 at Kansas Missouri to Benjamin Franklin Davidson and Cecil Rosetta Bellamy He served with the Navy during WWII and married Sally Louise Pope May in Hous Davidson was a member of First Baptist Church in New Braunfels and retired after working 37 years for the Eastman Kodak Com Survivors include his Sally Davidson of Canyon 1 Carole Ful ghum of Vir 2 Ray Davidson of Texas and Alan Davidson of Canyon 3 4 4 grand children and 2 great grand His parents and 1 brother preceded him in Visitation will begin at Monday and continue until at Doeppen schmidt Funeral Home in New The family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends from until The Funeral Service is scheduled at Tues day November 2005 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Memorial donations may be given to Hope 611 Walnut New Texas ZERCHER CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Emailed letters to city council members of NBFD Battalion Chief Don who has worked for the city for 32 As is the case with all city Zercher was ordered to take a drug screen ing test after a minor vehicle accident 15 in which she struck another vehicle while backing up at City Zercher said the result showed she had smoked mar She said the result had to be due to a testing she flatly denied use of the illegal hallucinogenic weed and told city officials so asking for immedi ate She was refused by Assis tant City Manager and City Attorney Charles she because the citys policy toward drug abuse is zero tol They fired me without even looking into this any fur ther at Zercher Contacted Zech said there was nothing he could say about Zerchers We dont comment on Division Chief Stacy Zercher employment he But in a letter Zercher emailed to each city council member seeking Zercher had plenty to Zercher thought Fire Chief John Her ber was she when he informed her of the test When I realized he was not I made it very clear that this could not be possible as I do not smoke marijuana or even Zercher As Chief Herber has known me very well for my entire he also felt that this must be an I asked him to send me for another I even asked for a or lie detector test to prove this was Zercher said Zech told Her ber this past one week after the that he had no choice but to fire her or secure her resignation based on the citys drug abuse Zerchers husband then went to who she said initially denied any knowl edge of the it was up to the department Stacie Zercher and Herber went back to Zech and Interim City Manager Marcus and Zech said the city policy only allowed two options a resignation or a I again asked them to please con firm the tests as I reit erated that I was an 18year employee with a perfect record and that I do not take any illegal Zercher Charlie Zech told The city has a zero tolerance drug policy so we have to let you I asked to see that policy and he told It is not I have been saying since I started working here we need to fix these but we are not policy makers according to the I again pleaded to them to not throw away my Zercher said in the letter there is no city policy that states the only option is to fire She wrote the she to warn council she would take whatever legal action available to get her job I only want what is she I know that you are the only authority over the city attorney and city manag and I sincerely hope that you will look into this issue as my career has just been thrown out by two people who played judge and jury over one test that is Zercher closed by telling council she would seek legal counsel Monday to pursue Under the citys employee grievance Zercher has 10 days from the date of her firing to file an The city then has 20 days to set a hearing before a grievance panel that would include Her other city department heads and an employee of Zerchers The panel will then make a recommendation to who would then decide whether to accept its recom mendation or take some oth er The HeraldZeitung was unable Friday to reach May or Bruce City offices were A copy of any correspondence pertaining to Zerchers firing and of the citys policy pertaining to use of drugs has been requested under Chapter 552 of the Texas Public Information Doeppenschmidt FUNERAL HOME New Braunfels 830 6253434 PATRICIA ANN KADERLI Funeral arrangements are complete at Zoeller Funeral Home for Patricia Ann age of who passed away on Novem ber Visitation will begin on November from 5 to 9 Graveside services will be held November at at Fischer ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals Cremations 615 New Braunfels 830 6252349 BEVERLY IEAN KATZMARK Beverly Jean Katzmark of passed away in her home on at the age of 77 after a courageous battle with Beverly was born in Des Iowa on February to Carol and Eve lyn She married Ray Franklyn Katzmark on August She and her dedicated their lives to serving others through their two pharma cies Klecka Drug and Center She was a mem ber of Marks Lutheran She is preceded in death by her Carl and Eve lyn Frank and Ella Katzmark and Paul She is survived by her hus Ray Randall Katzmark of Cuero formerly of daugh ter and Kaye and John Fuquay of New Braun grandchildren Andrew Kyle John Darryl Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Erma age who passed away on November at McKenna Memorial LEE Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Lee Brandt age who passed away at McKenna Memorial Hospital on November Amy Kaye and Allison Ann Fuquay brother and Don and Amy Hansen of Austin and sister Jo Ann Smart of Family visitation will be held at Freund Funeral Home in Texas from on November Services will be held at Marks Lutheran Church on November at at Marks Luther an Church of Steve Byrne Bur ial will follow at Hillside A reception will be held following the burial at the Marks Lutheran Church Fellowship Memorials may be made to Marks Lutheran Church in Cuero or Hospice of South SHOPPERS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Some items sold out within minutes iPod But everything was relaxed and he While customers were wait ing in die parking lot last we projected movies on the side of a Circuit City he They were very wellmannered when we they under stand that if you get what youre looking for then you were Some early Target shoppers didnt have that understand Electronics spe cialist Alan Raderstorf said his department was mobbed by frantic customers at 5 Icame in with more games and they lunging at me and took everything out of my he Hands were 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Level Te Premiums shown are for a FlexTcrm term life insurance policy undeiwiillen and i glh and operating m Also sued by the Ohio National Life Assurance Applications are subject to lull Premiums for issued policy may be different than the premiums Guarantees are bacd on the cla inspaying ability of the product features and rider availability vary by Issuer not li ensed to conduct business in HI and Kates subject to change without digital some items were sold out in 20 Matt executive team leader of said about 300 shoppers rilled their carts with toys and any thing else that was on Last year was not as they werent pushing and he But we are definitely up in Despite packed Cheryl Schmidt said she woke up early to buy Christmas gifts at Office She said all the after Thanksgiving madness is worth if you know where to There are just some really good she I wanted to get the sales before they ran WRECK CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Christopherson Fog may have been factor weather conditions ground ed AirLife Christopherson Gomez was in critical condition Friday with major Christopherson said charges would be filed on Gomez for failure to drive in a single no drivers license and no Christopherson said heavy fog was believed to be a factor in the I think neither one of them saw each he Alcohol or drugs were not believed involved in the which occurred when the northbound Civic apparently crossed the cen ter turn lane into the left hand southbound Texas 46 was closed for about two hours while the vehicles were removed and officers Christopherson said Guadalupe County Sheriffs deputies assisted his We appreciate what they did for us out Christopherson The conditions were not New Braunfels 23rd Annual hristmas Showcase i 01 105 Admission 13 Over Under 12 FREE Admission Valid lor Weekend JOIN US A Shopping Extravaganza 26 27 New Braunfels Civic Center FREE PARKING For the past 23 years the together with contributions from local citizens ana businesses got together to provide rood to the less Some gave a donation to buy food baskets while others volunteered time to put the baskets together or distribute them to the Everyone came together to reed over 250 Monetary donations will be accepted at the HERALDZEITUNG 707 Landa Street New TX 78130   

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