New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday, April 18,1996 □ 9
Best garden contest
A best garden contest is being sponsored by the Men’s Garden Club, New Braunfels Feed and Supply, and the County Extension Service Office. Contest is open to anyone in the New Braunfels area. There is no entry fee and cash prizes will be awarded. Entry forms and rules are available at the New Braunfels Feed and Supply and at the Extension office. Entry deadline is May I.
The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual golf tournament Saturday, May 11 at the Northcliff; Country Club. The best ball modified scramble format will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Space is limited, call Mario Castaneda at 609-2528 or Ron Gonzalez at 609-1176 or 606-0277
Nursing scholarships available
Those enrolled or planning to attend a nursing program in the fall of 1996 are encouraged to apply for the Elliot Knox Nursing Scholarship, or the Cecelia Springmeyer Nursing Scholarship. Deadline to apply is May I. Call Dina Vineyard at 606-9111 extension 441 for information.
Lawman of the Year
Ron Zipp, chairman of the Lawman of the Year award committee of the Breakfast Lions Club, is seeking nominations for the Ed Murphy Memorial Award. Applications to nominate an outstanding lawman for this award are available at Zipp’s office, 384 Landa St., or at KGNB radio station. Deadline for nominations is April 30.
Lubys supports Project Graduation
; The New Braunfels Luby’s will donate 5 percent of any I patron’s bill (IO percent if you eat there on a Monday or Tuesday) to Project Graduation. Cards from each school have been distributed and can be found around town. Just turn in your pink or blue ticket at Luby’s when you pay your bill and Luby’s makes the donation. The promotion continues throughout April.
ACS Car Wash
Have a clean car, courtesy of Landa Street Car Wash and, at the same time, help in the fight against cancer in our counity. Throughout the month of April, Landa Street Car Wash is offering two specials winch will benefit the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society. For every Mini Detail Package, or Unicom Special Wash, Landa Street Carwash will donate a portion of the cost to help underwrite the 19% ACS Starlight Gala. The gala, scheduled for June 15, is the only ACS fund raising event benefiting cancer patients in the Comal County area. Landa Street Car Wash is located two blocks West of Walnut at 790 Landa, and is open seven days a week.
The city of New Braunfels and Comal County are looking for volunteers to help mn the household hazardous waste collection day scheduled for Saturday, April 27. For more information, call Elroy Friesenhahn at 608-2120.
The Comtfbaity Council of South Central Texas’ Head Start Program is conducting a label collection drive to get valuable educational equipment. Head Start may redeem labels for free audio-visual equipment, athletic equipment, reference books, teaching aids, computers and more. Labels from Campbell’s Soup, Franco Amen can, V-8 Juice, Prego, Swanson, Mrs. Paul’s, Vlasic, Open Pit, Pace are eligible for redemption. For more information, call Bambi Simpson at 210-379-8110.
American Legion Post 35 has bingo every Saturday night with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. The post is located at 252 Kowald Lane.
McKenna Memorial Hospital Maternity Center is offering a free pre-admission class to women planning to deliver their babies at McKenna. You will get information about a typical stay, breast- and bottle-feeding, infant care and birthing options. A maternity center tour and pre-admission forms will be provided You are welcome to bring your husband or a guest. Call 606-9111, ext. 252 to leave a message. A nurse will return your call and talk about class times and sign up.
Wall child physicals
Well child physicals are provided at the Comal County Health Department for children on Medicaid from birth to five years of age. Well child check-ups include nutritional assessment, growth and development assessment, vision and hearing tests, anemia screening, blood lead testing, complete physical examinations and immunizations. These physicals are provided by a registered nurse and are by appointment only. For information, or to schedule an appointment please contact the Health Department at 620-5595.
The New Braunfels Conservation Society is pleased to announce that on June I, at die New Braunfels Civic Center, the Society will hold its first Collector’s Showcase and Sale. Dealers wishing to participate with fine collectibles or antiques, call 629-2943.
Tmh Connection forms group
A group for children from single parent, divorced and/or step parent families will be held on Thursday afternoons at Teen Connection. The group for children who are in the fourth through sixth grades will meet from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a group for children in first though third grades will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The charge for the group will be $8 per session. Martha Ward, licensed professional counselor, art therapist and elementary school counselor will facilitate the groups. If you are interested in your child participating or want further information, call Teen Connection at 629-6571.
For Kid** Sake
Family Outreach of Comal County will offer ‘For Kid’s 'Sake,' a seminar for divorcing parents, which will help parents realize the damaging effect ofyJivorce on children .and enable parents to nurture their children through the transition of divorce. The four-hour seminar will be offered twice each month from 6 p.m. to IO p.m. on the second Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of the month. For information, call 620-1299.
Hepatitis B vaccina
; Hepatitis B vaccine is available at the Coma) County Health Department for all children bom after Nov. 1,1991, as well as children ages 11 and older. The vaccine is given during regular immunization clinics at the Health Department each Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and •I p.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call 620-5595.
The Comal County A&M Club will offer several scholarships for students who will be entering Texas A&M University as freshmen in the fall of 19%. If you are interested, you must be a resident of Comal County and have been accepted to Texas AAM. For more information, see your high school counselor, or call 629 7585.
Smoke-free bingo, every Friday at 600 Peace Ave., sponsored by VFW Post 71 IO, starting at I p.m. Post opens at 5 p.m.
Conal County Sportsman Association has bingo every Saturday afternoon with early birds beginning at 1:30 p.m. and regular tango at 2 p.m. The association is located at 252 Kowald Lane.
Thinking of starting rn business?
lf you want to start a business or even are just thinking about it, then a start-up orientation might just be what you need. The session will provide you with basic start up information, including Small Business Development Center checklist for going into business, start-up financing and SBA loan application procedures, and an overview of the business plan outline. To register, call the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385.
Free mammograms are offered to women over age 50 who meet income and other requirements. For information on whether you qualify, and how to get a free mammogram, call Melisa Garcia at 625-3471.
Immunization clinics are available at the Comal County Health Department. The general public may receive immunizations each Tuesday or Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or I p.m. to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis. Appointments are available for infants and toddlers from bird! to two years. Minor children must be accompanied by an adult and written consent of parent or guardian must be given for each visit. Vaccines cannot be administered on an empty stomach. Special clinics are held in Sadler and at schools in the county. Call 620-5595 for appointment times, dates, and immunization fee schedules.
Hepatitis B vaccina
Hepatitis B vaccine is now available to all adults at the Comal County Health Department. For fee schedule and hours, call the Health Department at 620-5595.
Pap smears for women are available the fourth Wednesday of each month at die Comal County Health Department. Any woman in need of a routine pap smear, who does not require birth control, may schedule an appointment by calling 620-5595.
The Alamo Area Resource Center, Inc., a San Antonio based HIV/AIDS service agency, provide outreach of services to the HIV/AIDS positive citizens of Public health Region 8, which includes Comal County, as well as Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kames, Atascosa, Frio, Medina, Bandera, Kerr, Kendall, Gillespie and Wilson counties.
Among the services being offered are case management on-site, transportation assistance, housing assistance, food vouchers, medical and dental referrals, food stamp and SSI application assistance as well as mental health and substance abuse counseling. Contact Ms. Lupe Montalvo, case manager, or Randy Hinkle, case management administrator at 1-800-308-2437.
Pneumococcal Pneumonia infects up to 500,000 people per year in the United States, with more than 40,000 deaths occurring as a result. A vaccine is available which provides excellent protection against 23 of the most common types of Pneumococcal Bacteria. This vaccine is recommended for adults who have chronic illness, including heart or lung disease, diabetes, alcoholism, HIV, cancer, kidney or liver disease or for adults age 65 years or older. Unlike flu vaccine, this vaccine may be given at anytime of the year. The vaccine is available at the Comal County Health Department every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8 am and ll amor I pm to 4 pm For further information, please telephone the Health Department at 620-5595.
Moms and tote
A moms and tots play group, a place where moms and pre-schoolers can interact together and meet new people has formed Meeting place is St. Paul Lutheran Church, 181 S. Santa Clara second flow kindergarten room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm Bring lunch. Group meets every Wednesday. Call Jane at 629-6325 or Mary at 964-3141 for information.
Saints Peter and Paul Bingo, every Sunday at 7 p.m.
Smoko froo bingo
American Legion Post 35 holds smoke free bingo every Saturday night at the Sportsman Club on Kowald Lane. Early Bird starts at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. Food is available starting at 6 pm.
vice is free and confidential.
The Women Infants and Children program at 11551 N. Walnut is giving immunizations free to participants as well as new applicants. Clinic hours are Monday from 8 am. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 8 am. to 4:30 pm. and Friday from 8 am to 11:30 am. Walk-ins welcome.
The Clown Corps will be back at the Children’s Museum for Clowning Around After School. The class meets every Thursday in April (4,11,18 and 25) from 4 pm. to 5 p.m. Learn the art of makeup, the art of balloon sculpture and the history of clowns. Cost is $25 few members, $30 for nomembers. Reserve your spot now, class is limited. Call the museum at 620-0939.
The Comal County Senior Citizens Center will have a “rain dance” Friday, April 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. John and Betty Prejean of Strictly Dancing will provide the music. Everyone welcome. For information, call 629-4547.
The New Braunfels Swap Meet and Car Show will be held April 19-21 at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Car enthusiasts will come together to buy and sell hard-to-find car parts and show off their beautifully restored classic cars. The event includes a swap meet and car corral starting at 7 am. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A car and truck show will be held on Sunday. A Sheriffs auction will be held Saturday at 2 pm All events are free to the public. The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Rotary Club and the New Braunfels Area Car Club. For more information, call 620-5950.
The Texas Department of Health is having an immunization clinic Saturday, April 20, from IO am to I p.m. at Krueger Elementary School (old cafeteria) in Marion. Cost is $2 per shot. For information, call 914-2803, extension 243.
Adopt a Greyhound
Meet a greyhound at New Braunfels Feed. Greyhound Pets of America/Austin Chapter will be there Saturday, April 20 from IO am. to I pm.. Greyhounds are typically very loving dogs with great personalities. Brochures and adeption applications will also be available. For information call (512) 258-2947.
Little League Fun Day
The New Braunfels National Little League will have its annual Fun Day Saturday, April 20 from IO am. to 2 p.m. at the National League baseball fields across from Landa Park. The fund-raiser is open to die public and will have games, contests, prizes, raffle, entertainment, food and refreshments. Team pictures will also be taken.
Model Railroad JamborM
Don’t miss one of Texas’ biggest and best railroad shone
at the New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Adults - $4,17 and under - $ I, $8 maximum per family. Depot open house, flea market, train layouts, raffle prizes, door prizes, refreshments, videos, Union Pacific Locomotive, special displays.
La Mujer Tejana is having a rummage and bake sale Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at the Weekend Market, 1661 S. Seguin St. from IO a.m. to 5 pm
Eden Heights apartments tenants’ association is sponsoring a garage sale April 20 from 9 am. to 3 pm.
The George A. Garcia VFW Memorial Post #11050 and auxiliary, will have a rummage and bake sale Saturday, April 20 from 8 am. to 2 p.m. at 1522 Camellia Lane.
Omena Market Days
Gruene Market Days will be April 20 and 21, with more than IOO Texas artists and craftsmen selling their works on the grounds of the Adobe Verde Restaurant and Gruencw-erks.
A chili and bean cook-off will be held at Canyon Lake Sunday, April 21, featuring music by Jay Erie and Pure Heart to benefit abandoned and abused children. For information. call 899-7841.
A garage sale to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network will be held at the Walt-Mat Distribution Center parking lot, 3920 1-35 N. Sunday, April 21 from 7:30 am. to 3 p.m. Snacks and refreshments for sale.
The 19% Aggie Muster will be held Sunday, April 21 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. and the Muster program. The guest speaker will be Dennis Goehring ’57, two-time All Southwest Conference guard for Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Aggie Muster is open to all former students and their families, and friends of A&M. Reservations can be made by calling 606-6324 by April 19. Cost, including dinner, is $11 for adults and $6 for children age 11 and under.
Eagles Auxiliary rummage sale will be held Saturday, April 27 at Eagles Hall. The Eagles Auxiliary will have a rummage sale from 8 am. to 4 p.m. Members are urged to start bring articles to Eagle Hall so everything can be sorted and marked by the sale. To get donations picked up, call 625-7243 or 629-3224.
Hazardous wasts collection
After you spray, scrape, scrub, drain, wipe, wax, mop, squirt, paint or clean, bring the leftover products to the Household hazardous waste collection day from 9 am to 3 pm. Saturday, April 27 behind Fire Station #2 at 4120 Loop 337 in New Braunfels. Sponsored by the City of New Braunfels and Comal County, all city and county residents may participate. Recyclable products - used motor oil, oil filters, auto batteries, tires, paint and antifreeze may be dropped off free. Other items are charged $1 per pound.
Gourmet on tho Qusdalups
Gourmet on the Guadalupe fund-raising dinner for St Jude’s Ranch for Children will be held at the Restaurant at Gniene Mansion Inn at 6:30 pm, May 2. Tickets are $35 per person. The dinner will be on a covered patio overlooking the Guadalupe River. For information, call Dee Anderson, 625-7939.
The Hill Country Chorus will hold its 22nd show foe “Harmony Revue” Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm at Jackson Auditorium at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. Tickets are $5 for seniors and $6 general admission in advance, or $7 at the door. They are on sale at the Senior Citizens’ Center, Comal Flower Shop and foe Chamber of Commerce office. or from group members.
The May Fellowship Day Service of Church Women United will be held at Faith United Church of Christ at foe comer of Loop 337 and East Common Street. The service will be Friday, May 3 at 9:30 am. Everyone invited to join in this ecumenical service of worship and fellowship.
Lakafast *96 Run
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Lakefest ’% 5K Run is Saturday, May 4. Runners will race across Canyon Dam c»i a flat, fest course. Gospel singer Peaches Kelley will perform. An elite field of runners will run at 8:30 am, with the 5K run and walk at 9 am, followed by the kids’ run at 9:45 a.m. The Lakefest ’% fun then begins at foe Dam Red Bam with a crawfish boil, horseshoe and bass tournaments. Auction and dance at 8 pm, featuring Cross Country. Golf tournament at I p.m. at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club. Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 pm, T-bar-M will host a tennis tournament. It all benefits Habitat for Humanity and MHMR. For information, call Susan Phillips at 609-5030.
Red Cross ortontatten
An orientation will be held for Red Cross volunteers at McKenna Memorial Hospital Saturday, May 4 at 9 am Volunteers are needed at foe hospital and area nursing homes. | lf interested, call Lola Behrens at 625-9764.
I Food drive
I The New Braunfels Post Office Employees will hold the I fourth annual food drive for New Braunfels, Canyon Lake I and all of Comal County. On Saturday, May 11 citizens may I place non-perishable food items by their mailbox and car-I liers will pick them up and deliver them to the New Braun-I fels food bank.
I Showcase and sate
I Collector’s Showcase and Sale at the New Braunfels I Civic Center from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, June I. Achras-I sion $2 adults, 17 and under free. Sponsored by foe New I Braunfels Conservation Society. A quality selection of fine I antiques and collectibles is expected. Bring your own for I appraisal.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles has bingo every Thursday night. Early bird starts at 7 p.m. with sandwiches and homemade pastries and other food items from the kitchen.
The business counselor from UTSA’s School of Business is in the Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering starting a business. Topics cover financing, personnel, business planning, taxes, expansion and many others. Also, the ‘Business Start-Up’ orientation was well received and will be offered foe first Tuesday of each month. Appointments may be made for individual counseling and for the orientation by calling 625-2385. The ser-
A business plan workshop is being offered by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the UTSA Business Development Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 23 at the chamber office. Cost is $20 and will cover the three-hour information packed workshop and materials. Seating is limited. To make reservations, call Donna at 625-2385.
The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will have its Spring Fling Business Mixer, April 23 at 5:30 pm at the Children’s Museum in foe Courtyard Shopping Center. Cost is $5. The mixer features door prizes, entertainment, food and networking. Tables will be set up so businesses can bring information about their businesses.
St Ann’a Christian Mothers Altar Society of Ste Peter
and Paul Catholic Church win meet April 18 at 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Dick Koegle and Allen Strickland will speak on the building project
Comal Garden Club meets April 18. Members wM meet at the Oaks Shopping Center at 9 am to travel to Fredricks-burg for a tour of an Herb Farm.
The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 9:30 am, April 19 at the Senior citizen Center on Landa Street Refreshments will be served. Al Retired Federal Employees are welcomed. Roger Haviak from the Texas Agricultural Extension office will speak about gardening and fruit trees.
The Tri-County Parent Support Group meets at the
Assembly Room of the First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio, Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Becky Tarwater from the San Antonio PATH project. Information on including all children in regular education classrooms will be discussed. For information, cal Cheryl Kloss at 606-3810.
The Retired Eagles Activities Club wi meet on April 21
from 2 p.m. 6 p.m. at Eagles Hal. Hamburgers will be furnished by the dub, with al the trimmings for a hamburger. Those having a birthday or anniversary may bring a cake or cookies for the afternoon.
Mrs. Bennie Knapp. State President of the VFW Auxflwy, wil make her official visit to the fifth (Astrict meeting, to be held at VFW Post #8456 in Geronimo April 21 at 8:30 a.rn. Mrs. Hal Webster, fifth district commander, and Mrs. Ardith Mueller, fifth district president, wil be in attendance.
Young Life meets at Tree Tops Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Tha Canyon Lake Retired Taachare wi mast April 22 at
9:30 a.m. at the Rio Raft Conference Center in Settler. Jack Wallace will give the program and the group wi have As regular business meeting and will present awards to selected members. Delegates to the state meeting held Apr! 11-13 in Fort Worth will give reports. For information, cal 869-4796.
The Joseph Acker Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 meet Tuesday, April 23 at the home of Virginia Ming at 9:30 a.m. For information, call 625-4931.
Friends of the Ranch meet at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Fellowship Hall, April 23.