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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Director From Page 1A “Julie will need no learning curve,” Williams said. ‘‘She has all the talent needed for my job.” Stepping into Swift’s shoes until the board finds a permanent director will be Linda Dietert. Another longtime CMNB volunteer, she headed the Sophienburg Museum from 1976 to 1979. “(CMNB) already has a strong staff,” Swift said. ‘‘Since it is a small staff and we all wear so many hats, we all work together.” Lost some gifts? Apparently Santa Claus did not get all of his presents delivered Christmas Eve because some of them are at the Comal County Sheriffs Office. A box of presents was found at a Farm-to-Market 306 rest stop and turned in to the sheriffs department on Dec. 22, detective Tommy Ward repotted. **lt’s a box full of Christmas presents,” Ward said. ‘‘We have no idea who it belongs to.” Each one of the gifts had a name tag with the first names of the person receiving and the person giving the gift. Ward declined to reveal the names on the gifts, not only to save the surprise but to help officers make a positive identification of the owner Contact the shenffs office at 620-3400 for information Obituaries LESLIE RAY ANDERSON Leslie Ray Anderson of Canyon Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at The Arboretum of New Braunfels at the age of 44 years. He was bom Dec. 12, 1953, in Abilene, Texas, to Warren Leslie Anderson and Patricia Purvis Anderson. He had been a resident of New Braunfels for 30 years and was a graduate of Canyon High School. He is survived by mother, Patricia P. Anderson of Canyon Lake; one brother, Gordon Wayne Anderson and wife Sharon of New Braunfels; one niece, Kira Megan Anderson of New Braunfels; three aunts, Rhaetta Purvis of Houston, Helen Bass and husband Howard of Orange, Texas and Anita Anderson of Calif.; numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Warren Leslie Anderson on May 30, 1988. Funeral services will be at 11 a m. Friday, Jan. 2,    1998, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home-Canyon Lake with Elder Charles Rose officiating. He will be buried Saturday at I I a rn at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston. Memorials may be given to Hospice-New Braunfels or to the charity of one's choice. Visitation will be between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. I, 1998, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home-C anyon Lake. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home/ Canyon Lake JAMES MCCLUSKEY Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Hpne for James McCluskey of Canyon Lake. He died Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Eden Home at the age of 80. Zoeller Funeral Home ROMA ERXLEBEN Roma Erxleben, age 88, of New Braunfels, died Dec. 27, 1997, at Eden Home, Inc. in New Braunfels. She was bom Oct. 7, 1909, in New Braunfels to Hilmar Kirchner and Ella Luersen Kirchner. She was married to Hilmar Erxleben, who died October of 1970. She was a member of Cross United Church of Christ in Seguin. She is survived by son, El-Roy Erxleben and wife Patsy of Seguin; sister, Lucille “Cellie" Wiederstein of New Braunfels; two grandchildren. Cathy Beicker and husband Donny of Seguin and Russell Erxleben and ) wife Kimberly of Austin; six greatgrandchildren, Brent and Clint Beicker, Russell Erxleben, Jr., Lauren, Ryan and Erin Erxleben; sisters-in-law, Fina Kirchner, Carrie Kirchner and Valeska Strempel, all of Seguin. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Abou Kirchner and Wilbum "Jim” Kirchner and by one sister, Elenora Altwein. Memorial services will be held Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest S. Dean, Jr. of Cross United Church of Christ in Seguin officiating. There will be no visitation held at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Cross United Church of Christ, the Eden Home, Inc. or to the charity in one's choice. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home LAWRENCE OTTO KELM EL Lawrence Otto Kelmel of Hamilton, Mo., passed away in New Braunfels, on Dec. 28, 1997. His body will be cremated and there will be no memorial service or visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or to the charity of one's choice. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home MARION HEDWIG HOERSTER Marion Hedwig Hoerster of New Braunfels passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Kirkwood Manor at the age of 90 years. She was bom Aug. 2, 1907, in San Antonio to Daniel Armistead Sullivan and Hedwig (Hensel) Sullivan. She married Howard Ernest Hoerster Dec. 15, 1937, in San Antonio. She was a member of the Episcopal faith. Survivors include husband Howard Hoerster of New Braunfels; niece Marcia Carlson of San Antonio; great-niece Lisa Reinhart of Hawaii; great-nephew Ivan Ransopher of California; great-great-niece and nephews Lily, Antl^jny and Conrad Funeral services will he 1:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Don Hungerford officiating. Burial will be at the San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio. Memorials may be given to Hospice New Braunfels Gifts from the heart Tina Georges and Jan Kotyto deliver “tlufT gifts to the Comal County Women's Center. The gifts were collected during a recent Secretaries’ Service I eegua party. Photo submitted 1998 ushers in new laws on everything from pigs to piercing NEW YORK (AP) It’s in wuh the new year, out with the ear wax Hundreds of state laws take effect at the chime of midnight Wednesday, including one that allows competition in California ear wax removal (Milers raise or (surprise11 lower taxes, mandate specific health care and tinker with obscure regulations on body piercing and pig immunization For California audiologists, PMX means the emf to a, urn. sticky problem I or years they’ve argued that ear wax interferes with the hearing tests they administer and that they, like doctors, should be allowed to remove it Doctors fought the change at first but ga\e in last year “People were saying, ‘Oh, this is about turf wars,’ but we're not asking to take anything away from the doctors,” said Gail Sollid. co-chairwoman of the I alifomia Academy of Audiology, which lobbied tor ihe law "We lust hope it makes things smoother tor the consumer when they come in ” At least one facet of health care is getting less regulated — for pigs. Starting in 1998, pigs in Iowa will no longer be required to be immunized against pseudorabies. But generally, the rule is more rules: Two state legislatures didn’t put much more trust in those who make their living piercing body parts. Practitioners must now be licensed in Maine. In California, they must have parental permission for any clients under 18 or face a $250 fine. Police Beat ■ An 18-year old New Braunfels man was arrested at 12 45 a iii Tuesday in the 600 block of Summerwixx.1 l)me for driving while intoxicated and minor in possession of alcohol Bond is set at $ 125 ■ Comal County reported a criminal mischief that occurred between Dec 17 and 23 iii the 2(H) block of North Seguin Avenue A plate glass window in a building was shot, causing SMK) damage I here were no suspects R A 22-year-old New Braunfels man reported a criminal mischief Monday between midnight and I a rn in the 400 block of Kerlick Lane Ile reported a bag of potting soil was thrown through the window of his IWS Mazda 2-door causing SI50 worth of damage to his rearview minor I here were no suspects AMERICAN HOME LOANS FULL SERVICE LENDER 100% FINANCING Down Payment Assistance Lot ic Mobile/land Loans Past Credit Problems OK Home Improvement 135% Loans/FHA Title One Call for Personal Service (713) 780-2111 OR 800-692-7115 e carry the latest creative fashions for today’s creative people. tUMi) • I ( li rsk Armani Dakota Smith    Wes € coati laura Ashley    Nlcde Miller Cant    Nikon I «>imii    Lanvin nnCraattvs Eyewear \eJ 825-9770 844 N. 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