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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Saturday, December 30, 2000 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A CLENNAN/From 1A and vehicle taxes for 19 taxing entities within the county. There are 22 employees in the tax department, which has a satellite office in Sattler. Outside German’s office Friday, employees were especially busy collecting taxes, and it helped their day go by quickly. Monday, Sherman Krause, the new county tax assessor/collector, will be sworn into office. The paneled room Clennan cleared Friday will be his. Clennan answered a phone and transferred a customer to the clerk. She glanced through the window toward the counter outside and the line of customers paying taxes. “Folks are getting their taxes paid by the end of the year so they can deduct them for 2000,” Clennan said. “They have until the end of January.” They also could have mailed their tax payment in and been eligible for the deduction — as long as it was postmarked by today. “They could mail them, but they like to come in. They come down !\i-:w    ''HLS Herald-Zeitung Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Saturday' by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880) 707 Landa St., or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328. Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels, Texas. Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, $22.00; six months, $40; one year, $72.,Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only: six months, $36; one year, $68. Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas: three months, $31.80; six months, $58; one year, $109.50. Mail outside Texas: six months, $81; one year, $124.25. Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 am Tuesday through Friday and by 7 arn. Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144 . Postmaster: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Tx. 78131-1328. because they like the personal touch,” Clennan said. She has had other visitors, though, delivering personal touches of their own. “There have been more people who have come in here and say ‘It’s not going to be the same,’” Clennan said. “They come through the doors and say that. They give me a hug.” On the desk was a card Clennan had not packed. It was from a Garden Ridge couple who identified themselves as Republicans who voted for her, a Democrat in a county where not many are left. Those two votes and others like them were nof enough to overcome the first serious Republican challenge mounted against Clennan in her time in office. The couple thanked Clennan for the job she had done, and like the people who came through her door, told her how much she would be missed. “It’s nice to know I’m making these friends,” Clennan said. One of those friends is Sherman Krause. “I know his grandparents. He’s from a good family. We never had any bad words during the campaign,” Clennan said. He has been by the office and talked to the employees, and Clennan said Krause taking the time to meet the staff would ease the transition. Krause will do a good job, Clennan said. “I wish him well. This is our county and our people. I’ll still be coming down to visit my friends,” she said. Clennan now will have more time to look after her husband, Joe, who has Alzheimer’s Disease and is being cared for in a local nursing facility. She spends each evening after work with him and others in his unit who have no visitors until the end of visiting hours. “Those are the ones I feel the worst about,” Clennan said. “We’ve always had people helping children, and that’s right: we should. But the elderly need to have more,” Clennan said. Revenues $8 billion Employees 70 thousand Final sale Montgomery Ward Inc., an institution in American retailing, announced Thursday that it would close its doors and file for bankruptcy. Company chronology 1872: Aaron Montgomery Ward founds the first dry goods mail-order catalog business. The company’s first catalog lists 163 items. 1875: Company coins the phrase “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back." 1883: Company’s catalog lists 10,000 items. 1900: Records $8.7 million in sales, but falls behind Sears & Roebuck, which generates $10 million. 1926: First freestanding retail store opens in Plymouth, Ind. 1928: Opens 244 stores. By 1929, it has 531 stores. 1939: Advertising copywriter Robert L. May develops character and illustrated poem “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” for company executives. 1968: Company merges with Container Corp. of America to form Marcor Inc. Marcor is later acquired by Mobil Oil Corp. 1988: Management undertakes successful $3.8 billion leveraged buyout, making Montgomery Ward a privately held company. 1991: Resumes mail-order catalog business. 1994: Montgomery Ward opens first Electric Avenue & More stores, acquires New England retail chain Lechmere. 1997: Company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 1999: GE Capital Services purchases Montgomery Ward, brings it out of bankruptcy. Company abandons specialty store design and begins offering moderately priced apparel, electronics and furniture. 2000: Montgomery Ward announces plan to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, shutter 250 stores in 30 states. Montgomery Ward to close stores, file for Chapter 11 By MARTHA IRVINE AP Business Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Montgomery Ward, the 128-year-old retailer that helped invent mail-order and ran stores in 30 states, is closing after losing customers to newer chains from Target to the Gap. It was a somber day for the company’s 28,000 workers. Ollie Allen, a 40-year company employee who spent her last 10 years as a telecommunications supervisor ip Chicago, said she was surprised to learn Thursday that she no longer had a job. “It’s been a good company for me,” said Allen, who was among the scores of employees filing out of the company’s headquarters with boxes in hand after being told the news. “I sent three kids to college.” A former manager mourned the closure. as well. “A lot of effort has gone into trying to save the thing,” Sid Doolittle, a Chicago-based retail consultant who was a Ward executive for 28 years, said. Montgomery Ward has not made any final decisions about closing dates for its 250 stores or its IO distribution centers, company spokeswoman Joyce Pemberton said Friday. The company’s Web site was broken into Friday morning by hackers who posted a bogus notice saying stores will close Jan. 15. Hope for the struggling chain had been rekindled in August 1999 when the company emerged from a previous stint of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announcing a plan to revamp many of its stores. But heavy competition — from chains such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Best Buy, Target and the Gap — proved to be too much for the veteran retailer. “Sadly, today’s action is unavoidable,” Montgomery Ward CEO Roger Goddu said in a statement, citing weak holiday sales as the clincher for the decision. Montgomery Ward’s action came two days after Massachusetts-based discount retailer Bradlees announced that it, too, was going out of business. About a fifth of the Wards stores had been updated. But analysts said it was too little too late. Obituaries MITCHELL Eugene “Gene” D. Mitchell of Canyon Lake passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels at the age of 66 years. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church at Canyon Lake with the Rev. Jere Kimmel officiating. Memorials can be sent to the charity of one’s choice. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake KANZ Patricia R. Kanz passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in New Braunfels at the age of 66 years. She is survived by one son, James Kanz, of New Braunfels; brothers Malcolm Hoffmann and wife, Vemell, of San Antonio; Harold Hoffrnann and wife, Kathleen, of Magnificent Estate Auction in San Marcos, Texas Saturday,December 30, 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 12.30 P.M. PREVIEW One hour prior to each sale Strict Deed Restrictions Require us to Move This Auction to the Son Marcos Activity Center Exceptional 2-Day Auction with Something for Everyone Rugs • Home Furnishings • Paintings • Crystal • Bronzes • Fine Jewelry • Porcelain * More Western after-deatn Castine* by F. Remington & C.M. Russell such as Stogie Coach, Coming Through the five, etc., big collection of art deco & classic bronzes, life size pair of bronze lions, life size Blind lustice. FIKE JEWELRY Rings, necklaces, watches, pendants, diamond cluster rings up to 9 Ct, 1-12 Ct tennis bracelets, collection of estate jewelry, 18K & SS Role*, over 200 lots of jewelry. , RUGS Handmade & handtied Oriental including antique, semi-antique, like new & new:* Martz, Bokard, Baluchi, Hariz, etc.PARTIAL LISTINGSMALLS Cut glass, tea sets, pattern glass, crystal & many more items too numerous to mention. RUSSIAN 17-18-19th Century icons, artifacts, lacquer boxes, porcelain & more.PAINTINGS Collection of Old Masters 18th-19th Century paintings, some newer oils ,in carved gold frames, Western &, other prints & more. FURNITURE King Chippendale canopy bed w/matching nightstands, triple pedestal conference table w/8 chairs, mahagony carved console w/mirror, antique English bedroom set, marble top inlay Bombays, 18th Century English heavy carved buffet, French sofa & chairs, 1900's oak buffet, 81 carved one-of-a-kind table w/8 chairs, king Rococo bed w/nightstands, stools, curio cabinets, Chippendale partners desk, tea tables, more. 1NU1AN Art & artifacts, Navajo pottery, jewelry, • Kachina dolls.    - Art glass, Design Guild, crystal, etc. rn Michael Tsybulnik Auctioneer Texas Lie# 11717 It tm Cult. Good Chock. Yiu/HC, AMEX, Discover IDV, Suitor fromium Announcement) at auction supercede all prtnous announcements New Braunfels; and Allen Hoffmann and Cassie McKeen of New Braunfels; sisters-in-law Lorene Krueger and husband, Karlo, of New Braunfels and Patsy Meckel and husband, Charles, of Canyon Lake; aunt Lillian Seekatz of New Braunfels and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to greet friends. There will be no visitation on Sunday or Monday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zoeller Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to Hospice New Braunfels or St. Paul Lutheran Church. "7oeller~ Z V'funeral 'FUNERAL HOME JACKSON Royce Jackson passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at his residence in Wheelock, Texas at the age of 63 years. He is survived by his five daughters, Jessica Lindson, Stephanie Hell, Heather Kellum, Susan Holt and Tammy Jackson; sons Allen Jackson, Scott Jackson. Shawn Jackson and Saul Jackson; 22 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; numerous brothers; and one sister. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Lorraine Trivitt; father, Jesse Fredrick Jackson; and one brother, Donald Jackson. Visitation will begin 8 a.m. Saturday and continue until service time. Services will be at ll a.m. Saturday at the Zoeller Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Bracken Community Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the American Lung Association. yeller .ZLmZSFUNERAL 'FUNERAL HOME ORTIZ Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Anita Ortiz, age 78 years, who passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in San Antonio, Texas. yeller Z. FUN ERAL FUNERAL HOME LEIGH Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Mindy Leigh, a former resident of Canyon Lake, who passed away in Connecticut on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000. yeller fL V'funeral 'FUNERAL HOME Babies on Parade SPECIAL EDITION 20 Page Tab To be published: January 28th If your child, grandchild, nephews, or nieces were bom in the year 2000 they are applicable for the SPECIAL EDITION of Babies on Parade. A panel of judges will choose four winners that will be featured in a full page cover, back cover and 2 in the centerfold. They will also receive trophies. (Need not be from this area) Mail the coupon below along with $20.00 and a copy of child's birth certificate for EACH child who appears in photo, or come in person to; $20 Nk\vcBkaum<'ki.s Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa Street New Braunfels, TX, 78130 (830) 625-9144Deadline to enter Photos: January 11 th Baby Name:__ D/O/B:_ Weight at Birth: Parent Names: _ Grandparents^ Credit Card #:_ Expiration Date: Place of Birth: _ _Length:Circle one<if using credit card*: Visa/Mastercard Signature:_____ J CheckMoney Order AUCTION LOCATION: San Marcos Activity Center 501 East Hopkins San Marcos, Texas Phone 512-393-8280 ;