New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Volunteers the heart, soul of HOST
By ROSE MARIE EASH Here Id-Z# Hung
The heart and soul of the HOSTS, Help One Student to Succeed, program is the volunteers who provide critical one-on-one support to children who need help in school.
The program, originally founded in 1975, was adopted by the New Braunfels Independent School District in 1989.
Linda Bingham and Vicky Krejci, a teaching team at the district’s Carl Schurz Elementary school, won the Header’s Digest American Heroes in Education national award last week for their successful implementation and running of the HOSTS program.
They credit the nearly 500 volunteers for the hundreds of children whose reading levels have improved by a grade or more, and for improvements in grades, attendance, self-esteem and social skills.
“It’s one-on-one for 30 minutes and you’re going to see that person next week so you try to get along," said Howard Goldstucker. “They learn some social skills — not to be rude. It has been an excellent program."
Goldstucker and his wife, Mary, are both volunteers. They happen to be teachers, but Goldstucker said that isn’t a requirement “You’re reading at the fourth grade level and just trying to increase their reading and comprehension," he said. “If you make a difference for one, you’ve done a lot."
Caroline Weston, another HOSTS volunteer, said the program gives as much as it gets from volunteers.
“It’s mutually advantageous,” she said. “I would really recommend it. It’s one of those things that you get more out of than you give. It’s a time commitment that I always keep.”
Residents interested in being a volunteer may call Carl Schurz Elementary at 625-7361,Inside Stammtisch Lotto
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Prayer day events set for plaza
By DAVID SULLENS HerakJ-Zeltung
The New Braunfels observance of the National Day of Prayer is set for May 6 with activities centered on the gazebo on the downtown plaza, according to Ralph Wall, one of the annual event’s organizers.
Plans for the observance will be finalized at a meeting Tuesday, Wall said, but it will get under way at 7 arn and conclude at 7 p.m. with local churches assuming responsibility for portions of the observance throughout the day.
Lakeside Baptist Church will direct the 8-9 a.m. segment; St. John’s Episcopal 10-10:30 am.; Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 10:30-11 a.m.; home-schoolers ll a.rn.-noon; New Braunfels Christian Academy 1-1:30 p.m.; New Braunfels Presbyterian Church 1:30-2 p.m.; Dayspring Christian Fellowship 2-3 p.m.; Mission Valley Bible Church, 3-4 p.m.; World Indigenous Missions 4-4:30 p.m.; First Protestant Church 4:30-5 p.m.; Freedom Fellowship Pentecostals 5-6 p.m.
The observance will conclude with community prayer and praise from 6-7 p.m., Wall said.
A number of local, state and national leaders have responded, Wall said, to contact by those involved in the New Braunfels observance.
“Like you, I believe it i9 vitally important that we pray for our community, state and nation, and I appreciate the citizens of Comal County for their involvement," wrote U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm.
Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock wrote, “Ralph, I recognize the power'of prayer; the Texas Senate begins each day with a prayer in the Chamber. What we generally ask for is the wisdom to do our best for all the people of Texas.
This is the greatest need for us as leaders in a state so diverse in cultures, religions and people ... We welcome any additional prayer on our behalf," Bullock wrote. Thank you for caring."
“Thank you very much for remembering the New Braunfels Independent School District board, administration and teachers for your National Day of Prayer," wrote NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry. “...We would like to collectively ask that you seek the Lord’s guidance to lead us to be a positive force in our community."
“...It was encouraging to find out people care enough to pray for us,” wrote New Braunfels Police Chief C.R. “Dick" Head-en. “Our special prayer request will always be for God to grant us the wisdom, courage, and direction to carry out our responsibilities under His plan...”
The officers and members of the City of New Braunfels Fire Department are very appreciative of your efforts on our behalf," wrote Phillip R. Baker, chief of the fire department “We covet your prayers for our safety and daily work,” Baker wrote.
Jim Bormann of McAllen receives the Wurst Award from Dr. and Mrs. Fred Willard. Bormann’s 1970 Oldsmobile took first place in the New Braunfels Swap Meet, Car Show and Car Corral put on by the New Braunfels Rotary and Area Car clubs Saturday at the County Fairgrounds Photo by Karla Wenzel.
Program teaches babysitters how to handle crises
By GARY P. CARROLL Here kl-Ze flung
A Safe Sitter program will be offered to children between the ages of 11 and 13 in an effort to produce babysitters with skills necessary to handle emergencies, Safe Sitter Instructor Joan Jemela said.
Jamela, along with Mary Owens, recently received certification from the national
Safe Sitter organization to teach the Safe Sitter program.
The program began in Indianapolis and was developed by Dr. Patricia Keener after a friend’s toddler choked to death while in the care of a sitter who did not know what to do.
The program is for potential babysitters," Jamela said. “We teach them what they need to know about the business of
baby-sitting, safety and rescue for infants right up to school age children."
Jamela said accidents and emergency situations can happen easily and suddenly, and the Safe Sitter course teaches children how to deal with those situations.
Sitters pass the 13-hour program, and a written examination, will be certified as Safe Sitters. Jamela said the course could make getting a job a little easiei.
“I’m not sure what the market is for babysitters right now, but I would think that it would probably be favorable for the kids to lie certified," Jamela said.
Currently there are 11 children signed up for the first course, which concludes May I. Jamela said she and Owens would try to offer the course two more times in 1993.
For more information, call Joan Jamela at 625-9111, ext. 355
Bremer cleared of charges of
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald Zaltung
Sheriff Jack Bremer was notified by the Texas Ethics Commission Friday he has been cleared of charges of ethics violations brought by his opponent in last November’s election.
“I hope that this election is finally put to bed, over and done with, and that everybody’s convinced that I am the sheriff,” Bremer said.
Following Bremer’s win in the November general election against Max Wommack Jr., Wommack filed an ethics complaint alleging that Bremer’s campaign violated an election code making it an offense to publish political advertising that purports to emanate from somewhere other than its true source.
The complaint said brochures and advertisements for Bremer included verbatim platform issues used in brochures for Wommack.
Wommack alleged Bremer violated the True Source of Communication” regulation with “intent to injure a candidate or influence the result of an election."
In a letter of notification to Bremer, Andrew F. Martin, general consul for the commission, said there was credible evidence that Bremer had not violated the law, based on the preliminary investigation.
“The commission based its decision to dismiss on credible
evidence that you had no intention to misrepresent, nor did you misrepresent the true source of campaign communications by distributing political advertising that was similar or identical to political advertising distributed by the complainant,” Martin said.
The commission accordingly voted to dismiss this complaint."
Wommack told the Herald-Zeitung Saturday he was happy to put the affair to rest.
“I'm glad its all behind us and everyone cai get. on with their lives," Wcmmack said. “It’s been a learning experience.” Wommack said he had not made a decision on whether he would run for the office again when Bremer’s current term expires.
Officials examine the remains of a Chevrolet Cavalier which collided with a train near on Coll Street in New Braunfels Saturday afternoon. According to Corp Officer Russell Bell of the New Braunfels Police Department, a 14-year old Hispanic boy in the car was transported by AirLife to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead No additional information on the accident was available from police officials Saturday night. Photo by Karla Wenzel.
The New Braunfels Herald ZeUung invites Us readers to submU Uems to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, uStammtisch" represents a sitting place reserved for a group of special people — or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the day's happenings.Best Wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Dean Smith, Cindy Arrellano Fitzsimmons, Vanessa Cabello, Olga Lopez and Nancy Dominguez. Monday Birthday wishes go to David Flugrath, Van Michael Anderson, Hortence Rojo and Lauren Brucks. Belated Birthday wishes go to Rumaldo Aguire.
Anniversary wishes go to Greg and Tracey Mefford.Hotshot of the month
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will hold its “Hotshot of the Month" contest at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Landa Rec Center. The event is open to ages 13 through 18. Entry fee is $1. For information, call 620-PLAY.Project WILD
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a free Project WILD workshop for adult youth leaders and teachers.
The workshop will be held on Sunday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Landa Park at picnic shelter 7-A. For more information, call 629-PARK.Winning numbers
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