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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 Thursday, January 20, 2011 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3  OBITUARIES  Paid  advertisements  Devin Marie McCartney  Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Devin Marie McCartney, who passed away on Ian. 17,2011 at the age of 32 years. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with funeral services at 11 a.m. in the Zoeller Funeral I lome chapel. Services will conclude at the funeral home.  Jack D. Me Clary  Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for lack D. Me Clary, who passed away on Tuesday at the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his wife, Jerri Me Clary of New Braunfels; daughter, Jackie Sparkman and husband Walter of New Braunfels and two grandsons, Jeremy and James Thibodeaux. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Zoeller Funeral Home with the family present from 5-7  Carol Ogawa  Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funer-al Home for Carol Ogawa, who passed away on Jan. 17, 2011 at the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital at the age of 76 years. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Ogawa of New Braunfels; six daughters, Susan Dudley and husband Derrell of New Braunfels, Pamela Longoria of Marion, Texas, K. Jane Pieton and husband CW02 William Pieton, USMC Ret. of Jacksonville, NC., Carolyn L Knul and husband Stefan of Howe, Texas, Jennifer A. and husband Ronald of Thousand Oaks, Calif, and Sandra Tamiko Ogawa of Torrance, Calif.; three sons, Capt. David Win-nett, Jr. USMC Ret. and wife less of Torrance, Calif.,  p.m. to greet friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the Peace Lutheran Church.  ZOELLER FI JNERAL HOME  Funerals & Cremations  D'ftnay  615 Linda, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349  Michael F. Winnett of Bonham, Iexas. and Robert Joseph Ogawa and wife Mar-Iena of San Marino, Calif.; 24 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren.  Visitation will be on Friday from 5-7 p.m. with the family present to greet friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the Zoeller Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hill Country Memorial Gardens. The family has requested that memorial con-tributions be given to the American Lung Assn.  ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME  Funerals & Cremations  615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349  Karen Marie Wisdon  Funeral Arrangements are complete at Zoeller Funeral Home for Karen Marie Wisdom, 50, of New Braunfels, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18,2011 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital.  Public visitation will begin 8 a.m. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21,2011 at the Zoeller Funer-  al Home with Chaplain Ralph Ludwig officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to Eden Hill.  ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME  Funerals & Cremations  D'gH'ty  615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349  Jason Paul Condit  Jason Paul Condit of San Antonio passed away Sunday, Jan. 16,2011 at North Central Baptist Hospital after a long hard battle with cancer. Jason was born Oct. 18, 1974 in Wichita, Kansas to Robert and Sherrel (Tandy) Condit. A funny quick witted person Jason always had a positive uplifting attitude. He was a developer for TPS Systems Inc. in San Antonio. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Condit; son Cason Condit; parents, Bob and Sherrel Condit; sister Deanna Condit and her children Megan and Macy. Preceding him in death was  his brother Corey D. Condit on July 12, 2009. Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Sunset North Funeral Home in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers memorials donations may be made to Walk for Autism (Team Cason Condit), 217 Howard St., San Antonio, Iexas 78212. Those wishing to sign the online guest book may do so at www.zoellerfu-neralhm.com  ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME  Funerals & Cremations  D'gphy  615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349  Ann J. Lloyd  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Ann J. Lloyd, who passed away on Jan. 18,2011 at the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital at the age of 70 years.  ESSAYIST AND NOVELIST WILFRID SHEED DIES  BOSTON (AP) — Novelist and essayist Wilfrid Sheed, the English-born American satirical writer known for tackling jazz, baseball, and journalism, died Wednesday in Great Barrington, Mass., his stepdaughter said. He was 80 years old.  The cause was an infection called urosepsis, said stepdaughter Phoebe Alexis Unger-er. She said her stepfather also had long suffered from polio and more recently cancer.  Bom in London on Dec. 27, 1930, to prominent Catholic publishers, Sheed was the author of a number of books, including "A Middle Class Education," "Square's Progress,"  and "People Will Always Be Kind." He often wrote about a broad range of subjects from characters wrestling with their Roman Catholic beliefs to his own battles with disease and addiction in his memoir, "In Love With Daylight: A Memory of Recovery."  His last book, "The House That George Built: With a Little Help From Irving, Cole and a Crew of About Fifty," was published in 2007 and was billed as a history of American popular music.  Ungerer said Sheed moved from a Long Island nursing home to one in Great Barrington around 10 days ago.  Two dinners will gauge need for homelessness services in county  By J. Louise Larson  The Herald-Zeitung  There are hundreds of homeless living in Comal County.  With the Point In Time homeless count, the Comal County Homeless Coalition wants to know exactly how many homeless individuals and families there are, and what the CCHC can do to help.  So the CCHC is inviting them to dinner.  The Lights of 1 lope Dinner will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  Two gatherings, held simultaneously at the West-side Community Center in New Braunfels and the CRRC in Canyon Lake, will provide food, free medical screenings, counseling referrals, haircuts, and information about local area services and resources for homeless individuals and families in need.  Any individual or family experiencing homelessness is welcome to attend this free event. No RSVP is needed.  Transportation can be provided to and from either site; call Kellie at (830) 629-6571 ext. 202 today to secure pick-up.  Alice Jewell of McKenna Legacy Foundation wants to get the word out about the dinner to the Comal County homeless community. It’s important, she said.  “This is something that’s done by a lot of communities across the country. It’s an opportunity to do two  THE LIGHTS OF HOPE DINNER  When: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 Where: Two gatherings, held simultaneously at the Westside Community Center in New Braunfels and the CRRC in Canyon Lake  things. You get a good view of the types of people experiencing homelessness in this area, and of what kinds of resources you can provide to individuals and families to help them get out of their situation,” she said.  “And secondly, it gives the community an opportunity to provide resources to individuals and families to meet their immediate needs,” Jewell said.  During the dinner, members of the Comal County Homeless Coalition will be on hand to learn more about factors affecting the homeless in Comal County through a survey conducted in partnership with the Texas Homeless Network.  Many communities conduct a Point-In-Time Count of homeless individuals in their area every January to determine the size and scope of the homelessness problem at the local level.  “ We re asking the community for help with the Point In Time count and dinner,” Jewell said.  Past counts in Comal County revealed between 300 and 400 adults and children experience homelessness each year.  “Currently, there is no local  Giffords able to stand as she goes for rehab  TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Less than two weeks after surviving a bullet through die brain, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stood up and looked out the window of her hos-pital room Wednesday as she prepares to move to Houston to begin an arduous journey of intensive mental and physical rehabilitation.  Hospital spokeswoman Janet Stark said Giffords was able to stand on her feet with assistance from medical staff Wednesday in another significant milestone in her recovery.  The next step is extensive rehabilitation in which she will have to relearn how to think and plan. It's unclear if she is able to speak or how well she can see. And while she is moving both arms and legs, it's uncertain how much strength she has on her right side.  Her swift transition from an intensive care unit to a rehab center is based on the latest research, which shows the sooner rehab starts, the better patients recover.  Giffords' family hopes to move the Arizona congresswoman on Friday to TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, where her husband lives and works as an astronaut. The exact day of the move will depend on her health.  "I am extremely hopeful at the signs of recovery that my wife has made since the shooting," Mark Kelly said in a statement released by Giffords' congressional office. The staff at University Medical Center in Tucson "has stabilized her to the point of being ready to move to the rehabilitation phase."  Dr. John Holcomb, retired Army colonel and a trauma surgeon at the Houston hospital, praised the care she received in Tucson and said Giffords would "move quickly toward a tailored and comprehensive rehab plan."  Giffords was shot in the forehead Jan. 8 while meet  ing with constituents outside a grocery store in Tucson. She remains in serious condition. Her recovery has amazed her family and impressed her doctors, who say she is improving every day.  Over the weekend, Giffords was weaned off the ventilator and had her breathing tube replaced with a tracheotomy tube in her windpipe. Doctors also inserted a feeding tube to boost her calorie intake and repaired her right eye socket, which was damaged by the bullet.  Since being taken off sedation, Giffords has been alert and opening her eyes more often. She also started rigorous physical therapy, dangling her legs over her bedside to exercise her muscles and sitting in a chair for periods at a time. Kelly told ABC in an interview that she gave him a neck rub.  Still, the extent of her injuries and long-term prognosis won't be known for some time.  The gunman shot 18 other people, killing six and wounding 12. All survivors have been released from hospitals, and doctors say the hospital is now no longer the best place for Giffords.  Heart of Texas Cremations  Direct Cremation  $775.00  (Complete)  877-271-0507  www.heartoftexascremations.com  Call or see website for details  A^k About Free Teeth Whitening!  ^^RivcrCrcsf  I ><*i\fni. p.a  Most Insurance Accepted Cigna Network Provider  Dr. Justin Barber  Sustaining Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry  Dr. William T. Lee Jr.  fellow, Academy Of General Dentistry  830.625.7611  1280 E. Common St.  New Braunfels, TX 78130    www.rivercrestdental.com   organization that provides short- or long-term shelter or case work to elevate a homeless family to a more stable way of life," Jewell said.  “But that doesn’t mean there aren’t homeless individuals and families in our community. Clearly, the people are here. We have a lack of services to provide for their needs. This exercise will determine the scope of the families needing help in our community and what we can do to help them,” she said.  "We do a survey with a representative from every family. It goes through lots of things — How long have they been homeless? What was the trigger for their homelessness? We want to determine the causes for homelessness and address that,” Jewell said.  The Comal County Homeless Coalition is a partnership formed by NBISD, OSD, NB Housing Authority, NB Police Department, Communities in Schools, Family Life Center, Salvation Army, NB Christian Ministries, Crisis Center of Comal County, Habitat for Humanity, Connections Individual and Family Services, Community Council of South Central Texas, CRRC of Canyon Lake, TIPHER, McKenna, and concerned business owners and citizens.  While New Braunfels doesn’t have an organization that works specifically with and for the homeless, other  cities do, said Jewell, citing cities that partner with the Texas Homeless Network, including Brenham, Tyler, McAllen and others.  "Homeless services don’t just need to be provided in urban areas," Jewell said.  "These homeless people are people who have lived in our community for years.  I heir kids have gone to our schools; they have shopped at our grocery stores. Some event has caused them to not be able to pay their rent anymore, and it is our duty to help the homeless in our community," she said.  “This is a very important topic to me. We haven’t done what we need to do to address this portion of our population." she said.  Jewell said the coalition is brainstorming ideas about generating a nonprofit organization that could specifically address and target the needs of Comal County homeless.  Local nonprofit organizations such as the Salvation Army, Family Life Center, Connections and the Crisis Center can provide vital but limited relief for homeless families.  “Right now, we have a number of nonprofit organizations in town where a portion of their mission might affect the homeless, but nobody who’s completely focused on it,” she said, describing the issue as labor-intensive “because basically you’re trying to turn someone’s life around.”  Spokesman: Passport delays Duvalier s exit from Haiti  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A spokesman for lean-Claude Duvalier says the former Haitian dictator intends to leave Haiti when he gets a new passport but cannot be forced to leave his homeland against his will.  Yves Germain Joseph says the ex-dictator known as "Baby Doc" had been scheduled to leave Thursday. But Joseph said Duvalier asked the Foreign Ministry to issue  him a new passport and that has delayed his departure. He didn't know how long that would take but said Duvalier is in no rush.  He spoke to reporters late Wednesday at (he hotel where Duvalier has been ensconced since his surprise return. Duvalier was forced into exile in 1986 following a popular uprising to a government widely seen as brutal and corrupt.  Controversial Fla. pastor barred from U.K.  LONDON (AP) — A U.S. pastor who had threatened to burn a Quran on an anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has been barred from visiting Britain, its government said Wednesday.  Florida pastor Terry Jones had planned to address a right-wing group, England is Ours, and join it for meetings and demonstrations from Feb. 9 to Feb. 16.  Stand Up America, a Florida-based group affiliated with Jones, said he was going  to speak out against what the group called radical elements of Islam.  It said his visit to Britain was to be part of a European tour.  Britain's Home Office said that Jones has been "excluded from the U.K." because the British government opposes extremism in all its forms.  "Numerous comments made by Pastor Jones are evidence of his unacceptable behavior," it said in a statement.  CONGRATULATIONS!!  on serving Comal County for 30 Years and going!  EC I Homespun provides services to enhance the development of children 0 - 3 years.  • Family Coordination  • Occupational Therapy  • Physical Therapy  • Speech Therapy  We are a Not-for-Profit, Insurance is not a requirement Call Direct or use a referral from your local Doctor. Uitit ttt|(|4U(| Ui  * -  CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION  ECI Homespun  Art Affiliate of Texas Early Childhood Intervention Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services 1040 N. Walnut #F - New Braunfels, Tx 78130  (830)625-1510   www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/   United  Way  Ÿ   

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