New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
DAVID G. (MULLET) VOSS
Funeral arrangemnets are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for IDavid G. (Mullet) Voss, who passed away on Monday, December 22, 2003 at the McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 58 years. Visitation began at 3:00 EM. Monday, December 29, 2003 at the Zoeller Funeral Home and contin
ues until service time Tuesday. Services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at the •Zoeller Funeral Home. Services will conclude at the funeral home. It was Mr. Voss's wishes to be cremated.
Thomas Eugene Richardson, age 64, passed from this life Wednesday, December 24, 2003. Formerly of Des Moines, IA, he lived the last 17 years as a resident of New Braunfels. He served his country as a United States Marine and was a member of the Marine Corp League -Nehring Det.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Kenneth G. Richardson and Marguerite C. Slack, and his two step
sons, Steve and Clay Chapman. He is survived by his former wife, Patricia Richardson of Des Moines Iowa, Katie Richardson and Jo Linda Riley of Des Moines Iowa, and Kimberly Sue Richardson, ofWashington, 4 sisters, 3 step brothers, 3 grandchildren, I great grandchild, and two very good friends Bobby Prieece and Joy of New Braunfels, TX.
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Lock-in gives kids their own party
costs $50, and reservations are required. For information, call 708-5411.
The American Legion Hall in Seguin will host a New Year’s Eve Dance from 9 p.m. to midnight. Food and party favors will be provided for $12.
Food will be served at midnight. Beer and wine coolers will be available for a charge. Guests can bring their own bottle of champagne and use glasses provided by the hall. For information, call (830) 379-1079.
The Faust Hotel ushers in the new year by taking guests back to the hotel’s glory days. The hotel hosts dinner and dancing in the historic ballroom.
The party starts at 6 p.m. Buffet will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. A four:piece 1920s-style band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. A champagne fountain will be set up.
Reservations are preferred. For information, call 625-7791.
Although the children won’t be able to go everywhere with their parents, there will be at least one place where they can party supervised.
J&R Gymnastics hosts its annual New Year’s Eve Lock-in for children ages 5 to 12.
Children can be dropped off at 7 p.m. and picked up at either 2 a.m. or 9 am Friday.
“So often there are opportunities for adults,” said lames Jeffers, owners. “This is an opportunity for the
kids to have just as big of an event.”
Children can play several games, including an inflatable attraction and obstacle courses in the 11,000 square feet gym.
“It’s an indoor playground is what it amounts to,” Jeffers said.
Because owners expect 90 children to come, children will have plenty of playmates in every age group, Jeffers said.
Children can also sit and watch movies, or play individually.
At about I arn., hosts will start to turn out the lights and let the children sleep or visit quietly.
“There’s always those who want to make it through the night without going to sleep,” Jeffers said.
Several gym staff members will be on hand to supervise, he said.
Anyone thinking of taking advantage of this service needs to make reservations immediately because the program has sold out for the last several years. A few reservations are available by calling J&R Gymnastics at 606-0375.
The party will cost $30 for one child, $25 for a second child and $15 for each additional child in one family.
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Economists believe recovery won’t falter
Merchants said they did as well as last year, if not a little better.
“We were up a little this Christmas from last year,” said Ernesto Jergins, who owns Ernesto’s Jewelry Factory. “We sold bigger-ticket items last Christmas, but this year we had a steady flow of customers who bought presents under $500.”
Sara Arriaga, manager of KB Toy Express, said the store did well.
“It’s slow right after the holidays, but we did pretty good during the Christmas holidays,” she said.
KB Toys usually opens express stores for the Christmas season in San Antonio, New Braunfels and Austin.
“Our last day to be open will be Jan. 6,” said Arriaga.
AP reported although the economy began to regain its footing in 2002, consumer and business confidence was shaken1 by corporate accounting scandals and uncertainties of the Gulfwar ll buildup. However, a third round of tax cuts, combined with the lowest interest rates
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USDA says beef supply is safe
Davis said. “When markets start opening after the first of the year, we’re going to see some change. To what extent would be Duly speculation.” Gary Granzin of Granzin’s Meat Market in New Braunfels said the news has not resulted in any reduction in demand — although some of his customers do ask about it.
“Don’t worry,” Granzin said. “There’s a bunch of publicity, but to me it’s more political than anything. I think it’s got blown out of proportion pretty well.”
At the Guadalupe Cattle Company off Texas 46, ranch manager Jerry Carrizales said the Washington state case had been traced to a cow bom in Canada four months before that country joined the United States in banning feeding cattle with grain that includes ground protein products believed to be the greatest source of the illness.
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Sales Manager Estella Paredez, left, helps Shirley and Roy Wheeler pick out the perfect pair of earrings Monday at Ernesto’s Jewelry. The Wheelers were visiting from Hobbs, N M., and stopped in looking for an after-Christmas bargain.
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Economists believe the recovery will not falter as the country swings into a new
keep eating it,” Carrizales said. “You’ll always see the media making a story, but there’s no real concern. Of all the cattle that are sold or slaughtered in Texas — and it goes into the millions — there has never been a case.”
Richard Wortham, executive vice president of the Texas Beef Council, said the parts of the infected animal that could spread the illness — the brain and spinal cord — never entered die human food chain.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, he added, has declared the American beet supply safe.
“This is one case. The U.S. beef supply continues to remain free of infectious agents," Wortham said. “The system worked. The protocols are doing their job.”
year, AP reported Monday.
Likewise, Jergins said he was more optimistic about next year.
“The stock market recovery helped this year,” he said. “And I think the capture of
Saddam Hussein made people feel good. It was kind of like a Christmas present and gave everybody a lift. So I think our economy is doing better, and I think next year will be a better year."
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