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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung Q Thursday, December 19, 1996 □ 9Stammtisch Food drive The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 71 IO Auxiliary is participating in the Lack’s eighth annual Trim-a-Tree for Charity drive by decorating a tree at the furniture store in New Braunfels. The public is invited to bring a nonperishable food item to vote for the display they like best. The food will go the S.O.S. Food Bank. The auxiliary encourages the public to attend. The last day to “vote” is Saturday. Clotho* Drtvo A Christmas Angels clothes drive is being conducted IO a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Oakwood Inn (across from K mart) at the Interstate 35 and Highway 46 interchange. The drive is seeking old or used clothes, shoes and linens. Proceeds will benefit charities in New Braunfels. Drive organizers also are asking charities that need their help to contact them. For more information, call 914-3846. Contof woods The Women’s Center is in need of clear, gallon size glass jars with lids for food storage and size 5 (xx-large) diapers, lf you are able to help, call the Women’s Center at 620-7520. No trooo The New Braunfels Optimist Club is not selling Christmas trees this year. We regret any inconvenience this causes our customers who have been so faithful over the years. We ask for your continued support for future projects in our community. Hooch for a Stor Reach for a Star is looking for donations of toys, cash and time to help give local children a Christmas. We will be wrapping on Saturday, starting at IO a.m., and Sunday, beginning at noon, at Red McCombs Universal Motors. For more information, call 629-9387 or 608-9406. doss of *72 The New Braunfels High School Class of 1972 needs help finding addresses for classmates. If you can help, call Douglas Heilmann at 629-7422. Women’s chamber A logo for the New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce will be selected at the organization's holiday party and mixer from 7 to 9 p.m. today at “The Splendors” at 550 Cross River St. Members should bring their designs. RSVP to Joyce Hendricks at 625-4975. Guests and spouses are welcome, and dress is Christmas casual. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for guests. Decorating committee volunteers should call Susan Phillips at 609-5030. ^    „ iM ■ ll ..I. I The Church of Unity is holding a special candlelight service for Christmas at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center at 655 Landa St. The public is invited to share worship, fellowship and refreshments. Hearty harvest A free community dinner will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Santa Claus will be there to greet everyone and to distribute toys. Volunteers are needed on Sunday for meal preparation and on Monday to decorate, sort toys, serve meals and clean up the kitchen. New unwrapped toys may be brought to First Commercial Bank at 654 Landa St. or Kraft Mobiletcl at 679 S. Seguin Ave. For more information or to volunteer, call 625-2322 or 625-.661. New Yaar*i Eva The American Legion Hall in Seguin will have a New Year’s Eve dance, beginning at 8 p.m. Tommy Banek will perform the music. Tickets are SIO each. Ch* ary breakfast A pancake breakfast sponsored by the McDonald’s at Interstate 35 and Highway 46 is set for 6 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6 to help the Canyon High School cheerleaders raise money to go to a national competition in Orlando, Fla. All the pancakes you can eat will be available for $3. Prizes will be awarded on the hour between 7 and IO a.m. ThMtorpaasM The Circle Arts Theatre’s 1997 season pass, designed for holiday giving, is available at China-n-Things in Landa Plaza and Kristi's in downtown New Braunfels. The pass offers flexible use of admissions and represents a 25 percent savings over - box office prices. No passes will be sold after Jan. 15. Book review Howard Schulz will review “The Ladies of Seneca Falls” by Miriam Gurko at the Book Review Club meeting at IO a.m. Jan. 28. Turkey cars The National Kidney Foundation is offering a SIO “Nifty Gifty” Buck from H-E-B for every “turkey of a vehicle” donated to the Kidney Car Campaign while supplies last. The vehicles can be in any condition and the foundation offers free towing. For more details, call the National Kidney Foundation at 829-1299 or toll free outside Bexar County at (888) 829-1299. Ballroom dancing A 50s and 60s club is forming for ballroom dancing and socializing for couples and singles to enjoy a mixture of country and western and popular music. To sign up, call 606-4291 between 6 and 9 p.m. Assistance to tho disabled Don Guenther, the VISTA volunteer for Comal County, will be at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. He will be available to assist all citizens with disabilities. Outreach to children Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its “For Kids Sake” seminars. They will run twice a month for the next two months. The seminar teaches parents how to help their children through the transitions of a divorce. For more information or to register, call 620-1299. Benefit cookbooks Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale. Each recipe was submitted by a mentor-lutor in the New Braunfels Independent School District Helping One Student To Succeed program. The one-of-a-kind recipe books are on sale for $6.50 and may be purchased at the office at Carl Schurz Elementary School. Current tutors may purchase their books at the HOSTS school at which they tutor. For more information, call Linda Bingham, NBISD HOSTS coordinator. Class of *72 Members of the Canyon High School Class of 1972 should contact Maureen Magin Haas at (210) 629-4558 about information concerning fellow classmates. The 25th class reunion is planned for the coming summer. Canyon fund-relssr Canyon High School’s senior class is selling “all star cards” to raise money for Project Graduation, a drug-and-alcohol free party for graduation night. The card offers discounts from 16 New Braunfels merchants and can save up to $316. Call 606-0729 and a senior will deliver a card to you. Children’* advocates Court Appointed    Special Advocates of Central Texas Inc. is conducting a 40-hour course to train volunteer advocates beginning in February. A judge appoints advocates to give the court an objective view of what is in the best interest of a child involved in the legal system, lf you believe that abused, neglected or abandoned children need someone to speak for them in court, you may be eligible to become an advocate. For more information, call Janet at (512) 392-3578. Flu vaccine The 1996 flu vaccine is available for all adults ages 18 and older at the Comal County Health Department. The vaccine also may be obtained during regular immunization clinics from 8 to 11 a.m. and I to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fee for a vaccine is $10. For more information, call the Health Department at 620-5595. Fellowship study A group of people with the desire to come together weekly for fellowship and study based on the 12-step model from a Christian perspective has formed “Bethesda Pool.” This group is open to the community and currently meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays at First United Methodist Church. For more information, call J R. at 620-0253. Oratorical contest American Legion Comal Post No. 179 urges high school students from the New Braunfels area to compete in the 14th District’s annual National High School Oratorical Contest. The subject for the prepared oration portion of the contest must deal with some phase of the U.S. Constitution and must last eight to IO minutes. The district will award a $200 scholarship to the winner and scholarships of $100 and $75 to the second- and third-place finishers, respectively. If interested in entering, call the post at 625-0179, the New Braunfels High School office at 625-6271 or Hugh Talbott, the contest chairman, at 625-1472. Class of ’77 The New Braunfels High School Class of 1977 is planning its 20th-year class reunion for July 18, 19 and 20. lf you are a classmate or know the whereabouts of a classmate, call Lisa Zipp Sacco at 629-5700, Donna Jurica Johnson at 606-0905 or Gilbert Molina at 629-1702. Adult education Adult Education & Literacy, a cooperative effort by Comal, Guadalupe and Kendall counties, is offering free classes for adults working toward general education degrees. Classes are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Carl Schurz Elementary School, 633 W. Coll St.; 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Comal Leadership Institute, 1050 Interstate 35 East; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Community Service Center, 132 Cadded St. Independent living The Austin Resource Center for Independent Living Inc. now has a New Braunfels office open from I to 5 p.m. on Fridays at 839 N. Walnut Business Center on Interstate 35 South. The center, part of a national network of independent living centers established by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, serves as an advocate for the disabled, while also providing peer support and training for living independent lives. Seeking donations The Community Service Thrift Shop is now' soliciting donations. ’ All items are welcomed. Furniture, appliances, clothing, cooking utensils, etc. Bring donations to 132 Caddell Lane or contact Pete for pickups on Tuesday and Wednesday. SALE AT THIS STORE ONLY. ALL OTHER WEINER’S STORES WILL REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE YOU EVERYTHING MUST GO! IO ‘ 95 off Costume Jewelry Orig. $3 now 15< Orig. $4 now 20< Orig. $5 now 25 < ;