New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, April 18,1985 BAFire department amends rule
By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer
At a special meeting Saturday night, directors of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department adopted a resolution that clearly states their policy regarding minors fighting fires. It states:
“Be it resolved that the Canyon Lake Area, Comal County, Volunteer Fire Department Inc. will not allow persons under the age of 18 to actively fight fires, ride on the fire trucks, follow the fire trucks to fires, or make ambulance runs as they are not covered by the department’s insurance.”
The action came after the department received an undisclosed number of resignations from members following the annual general membership meeting April 5.
“Be it resolved that the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department will not allow persons under the lively fig
the fire trucks, follow the fire trucks
age of 18 to actively fight fires, ride on
to fires or make ambulance runs, new policy states.
At the general meeting, by-laws were adopted that permit persons under 18 years of age to be voting members of the department, stipulating that they will be “considered as Junior Firefighting Members only and will not be covered by the department’s insurance.”
PEC to use postcards to keep pace with growth
Continuing in its program to assist their membership in particular, and volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services in general, the Pedemales Electric Cooperative, Inc. has begun another service.
Designed to aid members who are new to the PEC service area, the program will provide a postage-paid card to each new resident for his use in identifying himself to emergency services in his area.
“We will be sending the postage paid cards to new members for them to mail to their fire department or EMS. if they choose.” said PEC spokesman Bill Cunningham, who explained that they have had requests in the past to provide copies of their membership lists to emergency services, but that is against company policy.
“It has come to our attention that with the rapid growth in our area, it is hard for these volunteer service groups to keep up with all of the new residents,” Cunningham added.
In other business at their regular monthly board meeting Monday in Johnson City, directors received
nominations for three directors and three advisory directors, who will be elected to three-year terms at the PEC's annual membership meeting in June.
Incumbent directors nominated for another term are W. W. “Bud” Burnett, District 7; R. N. “Kit” Carson, District I; and Roland Er-ben. District 6. Advisory directors up for re-election include Blas Tenono, District 7; Warner Clark, District I; and Bob Reed, District 4.
The board accepted 1.446 new members during the month of March, a net increase of 535 members. That represents a 14 percent growth over the net increase realized in March 1984
PEC directors authorized payment, under protest as usual, of power bills to the l>ower Colorado River Authority of $3,418,831 64 for the month of March. This represents 78,101.862 kilowatt hours of electricity.
Directors voted not to participate in the LCRA’s water heater control
program, which is designed to perform a load management survey. The study would have been con-
Classes due at Mountain Valley
The Mountain Valley Conununity Education program is considering offering classes in fossil identification and a veterinary workshop. Anyone interested in either of these programs should call Ann Toussaint at 935-4568 A gymnastics class for elementary school students will begin on April 23 at the school, and will be conducted from 3 to 4 p.m. A class for middle school students will begin on Anil 25
There is still time to join an aerobics class in the Canyon l.ake area. Aerobics Plus meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.rn at the school. Stretch & Go classes meet Tuesday and Friday from 8.30 to 9:15 a m. at Woodlands Country Club.
Aerobic Workout students meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6.45 to 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Valley School.
Fire department vice president Woodrow Cash, who presided at the meeting, told the board members that he had talked with the county attorney and a private attorney, and had been advised that the department could allow persons 14 to 18 years of age to participate in firefighting activities without being insured, if they had a waiver from their parents.
However, the attorneys didn’t advise it, he added.
Cash said he was told that, in certain circumstances, members of the board might become liable for damages if a minor was injured while on fire department duty.
The directors agreed to publish the resolution in local newspapers as a legal notice to notify the general membership of their position.
In other business Saturday night, directors accepted the resignation of board members R. A. “Bob” Hann (who had seraved as board president for the past four
and a half years) and Elmer Howard. Directors postponed naming their replacements until after the six newly-elected directors are seated in June.
With Hann’s resignation as president, Cash takes over the helm of the department until new officers are elected in June.
Cash advised the directors that he had received a letter from County Judge Fred Clark, who informed the board that there is a possibility that the department will not receive any federal revenue sharing funds next year due to federal budget cuts. The department received $25,000 in revenue sharing funds in 1985.
EMS coordinator Dayle Smith reported that the department will soon be able to link up to a new radio frequency that will be used by all fire and ambulance services in the county, and that will be dispatched by the sheriff’s department.
ducted in the Zorn section of the PEC service area.
“The sampling would have no value to the PEC since this area is atypical of the PEC service area,” Cunningham said, explaining PEC directors' reason for voting down the program.
The school appliance program of the PEC was revised at the board meeting, and the cooperative will be providing Amana appliances to home economics departments of schools in their service areas, instead of General Electric appliances. The new appliances will be replaced every three years, instead of every two years. The program is a free service provided to public schools in the PEC service area.
Directors approved a motion to hire the engineering firm of Burns ic McDonnell for preparation of a two-year work plan and power requirement study.
The PEC’s annual general membership meeting is set for Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at the Johnson City High School gymnasium.
A Country-Western Dance class will begin April 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school, and run for five weeks. Instructor is Doris Murdock.
Max Crow will teach a Defensive Driving class on April 23 and 25 from 6 to IO p.m.
To register for any of these clases, call Mrs. Toussaint or the Community Education department of the Comal Independent School District, 625-8081.Mountain Valley Fair Saturday
Mountain Valley School's Spring Fair is set for Saturday, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization there.
Organizations from the Canyon l^ake area are invited to participate in the fair, which is being planning as a community service project. Booths
and concessions will be operated by area clubs, civic groups, churches and other organizations, which will pay a fee for the booth and then keep their proceeds.
“We want to involve the whole community with the school, and the school with the whole community,”
project coordinator Cissy Ramsay said.
Registration forms are available from PTO president Jan Jones, and will be accepted until Friday. For more information, contact Jones at 935-4593 or go by the Lakeside Cafe.
Lake school menus
Week of April 22-26 Mountain Valley School
Monday - Jelly roll, juice and milk Tuesday - French toast, juice and milk
Wednesday - Danish roll, juice and milk
Thursday - Cereal, juice and milk Friday - Pancakes, juice and milk
Monday - Pork chops, mashed potatoes, gravy, okra gumbo, cocoanut pie, milk Tuesday - Pigs in blankets, French fries, peas, fruit cocktail, milk Wednesday - Beef tips, noodles, green beans, hot rolls, peach cobbler, milk
Thursday - Enchiladas, chili, pinto beans, salad, cornbread, gelatin, milk
Friday - Fish burgers, curly fries, pickles and onions, tartar sauce, ice cream, milk
Smithson Valley High
Monday - Danish rolls, juice and milk
Tuesday - Breakfast tacos, juice and milk
Wednesday - Cinnamon rolls, juice and milk
Thursday - Hash browned potatoes, sausace, juice and milk Friday - Doughnuts, juice and milk
Monday - Chalupas, salad, Spanish rice, cornbread, fruits, milk Tuesday - Barbeque burger, onions and pickles, French fries, carrot and celery sticks, cinnamon rolls, milk Wednesday - Finger steaks, gravy, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, rolls, cake, milk Thursday - Chili dogs with cheese, garden salad, fried okra, apple crisp, milk
Friday - Turkey roast, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, gelatin, milk
Rummage sale deadline this week
This week is last call for donations to the Church in the Valley’s Friendship Circle for its spring rummage sale.
The ladies will mark items on Monday and Tuesday, and then get
ready to move to Eagles Hall in New Braunfels, where the sale will be held on April 24,25 and 26.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale may call Pearl Phelps at 964-3917.
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New cross adds 'window' to church
The new stained-glass “window” at the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church isn’t an illusion.
Since no window exists behind the church’s altar and choir loft, the new stained-glass cross is suspended and illuminated from behind, giving the appearance of a large window.
Hand-crafted by artisan Max Crow, the cross was dedicated on Easter at the church, located in Canyon Lake Mobile Home Estates.
The creation is made of red, green and blue glass, and the center design was crafted of red flash glass on gold.
Crow said the design, which was drawn by church member Bertha Deschner, was traced onto the glass, and then it was sandblasted to remove the red layer, revealing the gold underneath.
The insignia, “IHS” is the Christian abbreviation for Jesus, being the first three Greek letters of the name.
The cross was given to the church in honor of the 45th wedding anniversary of H. E. and Miriam Lockhart, by their daughter and son-in-law, George and Mary Gramms.
The gift was accepted for the church by Jean Teas, chairman of the memorial committee.
SANDRA JACKSON HERALD ZfclTUNG
Max Crow applies the finishing touchGOP women set fashion show
Canyon l*ke Republican Women will usher in summer fashions with a benefit style show April 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post J home in Sattler.
Fashions by Paul Bruner’s of New Braunfels will be modeled by members of the GOP ladies’ group, and some of their male associate members. The community relations project will benefit CLASP (Canyon l.ake Ambulance Service Project).
Community relations chairman for the club is Mickey Smith, who is coordinating the show. Renelle Hoehn will be narrator.
Tickets are $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for children, and they may be purchased from any member of the club, or at the door. The style show begins at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
Special entertainment will be provided by dancers Rheagan Brown, Tiffiny Berry, David Houde and Usa Wilson, all students of dance instructor Joan Slocum of New Braunfels Dance Studio.
Rheagan Brown and David Houde, students of the Joan Slocum Dance Studio, will be providing the entertainment between fashions at the spring style show.