New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, February 6, 1991
Herald-Zesting, New Braunfels, Texas
Babe (Carisa Miller, left) and her lawyer Barnette (Keith Trammell) seem to reach “an understanding" under the watchful gaze of Babe’s sister Meg (Roberta Elliott) in this scene from Crimes of the Heart. The Pulitzer Prize comedy continues this weekend at Circle Arts Theatre, with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. Thursday is Family Night with all admissions to that performance being $6. Tickets are available at China-n-Things, and reservations may be made by calling 620-3024.
Piercing Children’s Ears Is Cruel Form of Child Abuse
DEAK ABBY: You hear and read so much about preventing child abuse, yet one of the most common and blatant forms of child abuse goes on daily without comment.
I refer to the practice of piercing the ears of infants and small children who have no say in the matter, which is a terrible thing to do to a child. I have walked past shops in malls where this is being done, and heard little girls screaming. Forcing children to have a hole punched through a tender part of their bodies is cruel and barbaric.
Ive seen children not yet 3 or 4 with several earrings in each ear, with a hole for each earring! There is no doubt in my mind that a small child experiences a trauma from this abuse at the hands of the one who is supposed to love and protect them. Americans laugh at pictures of Africans with bones in their noses, but parents who inflict a similar (though lesser) disfigurement on their own children are no better. Please comment.
JAMES H. NEWBY, VAN BUREN, IND
DEAR MR. NEWBY: I agree. I, too, am opposed to putting a hole in a child’s ear. And yes, I am aware that in some cultures it is a traditionally accepted practice. But in my view, children should not be subjected to this until they are old enough to make that decision for themselves. (And please, dear readers, don’t anybody bring up circumcision.)
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend surprised me with a diamond engagement ring for Christmas. It wasn’t che ip by any means, but I hated it. Now the problem. I went to the jewelry store it came from and exchanged it for the kind I wanted — a solitaire.
I’ve been married before and I hated my first engagement ring, so this time I wanted one I really liked, so I got a solitaire. I love my boyfriend with all my heart, and I wouldn’t hurt his feelings for the world, but I’m afraid I did. I could see the disappointment in his eyes when I told him I had exchanged my ring for a solitaire. He admitted he felt hurt, but he never brought the subject up again.
Was I wrong to have exchanged the ring? I’ve been put down by family members. What do you think?
PUT DOWN IN CANADA
DEAR PUT DOWN: To have exchanged your engagement ring without first discussing it with your fiance showed bad manners, poor judgment and a blatant disregard for his feelings.Outn' aboutFantasy Factory registration tonight
Calling all would-be actors of the miniature variety. Registration for Circle Arts Theatre’s school of drama for children is tonight from 5 to 6 p.m. The Fantasy Factory, as it’s more commonly known, offers classes in basic acting skills and theatre knowledge.
The 10-weck course is taught by Roberta Elliott, associate artistic director of Circle Arts, and is open to students from 8 to 13 years of age.
At the culmination of the course, the participants present a public performance to demonstrate the skills they’ve acquired.
Families who have more than one child to enroll receive discounted tuition on each successive sibling enrolled. Since the number in each class is restricted to 15, early enrollment is necessary to determine how many extra classes are needed.
Persons unable to attend the registration may call 629-4808 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to enroll their children. The spring semester begins Feb. ll.Symphony Concert In NB Feb. 17
James Baker will be the guest sol
oist at the Feb. 17 concert of the Mid-Texas Symphony. This fourth concert of the current season will be presented at 4 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Baker, a French horn player, will be featured in Mozart’s “Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495.” Other music on the program includes J.C. Bach’s “Sinfonia in D Major, Op. 23, No. I” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “New World.” The symphony’s music director Maestro Akira Endo will be al the baton.
This concert is being sponsored by HEB Food Stores in New Braunfels and Seguin. Tickets arc available at both stores. Tickets also are available in New Braunfels at Rhoads Interiors and in Seguin at the Shanoah Galcry and the Jackson Auditorium box office. Tickets also will be available at the door the day of the concert.
Tickets arc $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and college students, and $2 for students (through high school age). For moe information, contact the Symphony office at 629-0336.Contest deadlines are Thursday
Word weavers who delight in the magic of poetry arc invited to sharpen their wits and their pencils and enter
the ninth annual Poetry Contest sponsored by The New Braunfels Arts Council.
The Poetry Contest was combined with the first-ever Arts Olympics last year, but it returns this year with its own separate and unique identity. Each entrant may submit two poems maximum with a minimum of eight lines each. They may be on any subject and in any form except limerick. Name, address, phone number, grade or age category should be on the back of the poem.
Age categories include grades 4-5, Middle School, High School, and Adult. The top winner in each category will receive $25. Complimentary passes from member organizations also will be given. Prizes will be awarded during the Second Annual Arts Olympics March 2.
Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 7 to allow time forjudging and should be sent to Beckic Kennedy, chairman, 1722 Sunny Brook Drive, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
The Arts Olympics deadline also is Feb. 7. Sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, the event is scheduled for March 2 at Memorial Elementary School on South Walnut Avenue to honor the artistic achievements in the community.
The performing arts entrants will strut their stuff at 3 p.m. on the Memorial stage. Visual arts entries will be judged that morning and will be displayed during the program.
Entrants must be of amateur status and live in the New Braunfels or Comal independent school districts. Participants will compete against others on their age level — middle school, high school or adult — and will receive individual ratings based on a point system.
Categories in the second annual Arts Olympics include visual art (two- and three-dimensional), dance (solo or ensemble), acting (solo or ensemble) and music (vocal or instrumental). The three highest-ranking entrants will be awarded a gold, silver or bronze medallion. Top winner also will receive a $25 cash award. Ribbons and passes from Greater New Braunfels Arts Council member organizations also will be given.
Entry forms may be obtained from Rogers Music Company, New Braunfels Children’s Museum, or the Arts Center. School teachers also have entry forms. The entry forms include all necessary information and must be postmarked by Feb. 7. They should be mailed to the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, P.O. Box 311171, New Braunfels, Texas 78131 -1171.
DEAR ABBY: “Seattle’s” letter hit the nail on the head. A widow is treated much better than a divorcee. She gets to keep the friends and relatives from both sides. She gets nothing but sympathy. A divorcee gets bad-mouthed and all her socalled friends drop her. One explained she thought it was “catching."
How I wish I had been a widow . Life insurance is preferable to alimony and child support — which is not always collected anyway. And what about child custody battles? A dead man leaves his children with their mother, and his w idow' is rid of him for life.
I was lucky. I remarried a wonderful man soon after my divorce. I am not bitter, but I will never forget the shabby treatment I received following my divorce.
LONG ISI AND
Everything you'll need to know about planning a wedding can be found in Abby1* booklet, “How to Have a Lovely Wedding.” To order, tend a long, business-siie, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Deur Abby, Wedding Booklet. P.O. Bos 447, Mount Morris, 111. 61054. (Postage is included.!
Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Feb. 12 at 9:30 am. at the home Mrs. Valerie Meyer, 1235 Clearwater. Dr. Robert Krause will speak on “Medicinal and Biblical Herbs" after the business meeting.
New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Feb.
11 at Finkle’s Restaurant on Interstate 35. The board of directors will meet at 9:30 a m. Lunch will be at 11 arn. and the program will begin at noon. All members are reminded to bring a Valentine’s gift for the Children’s Shelter.
Four Seasons Garden Club will meet at the home of Lucille Douma at 9:30 a m. Feb. 13. Bob Pacharzina of the Plant Haus will speak on the propagation of plants.
Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the home of Doth Walker, 118 Briarwood, Feb. 12 at IO arn. Members are reminded to bring items for the show and tell.
George Washington Birthday Luncheon, sponsored by the San Antonio Area Regent’s Council will be Feb. 16 at the Fort Sam Houston Officer’s Club in San Antonio. Captain James Jack Chapter, NSDAR, Mrs. Henry Guenzel, regent, is the host chapter. Speaker will be Dr. Man-sour El-Kikhia, International Relations Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Reservations may be made by sending checks for $8.50 payable to Captain James Jack Chapter, Mrs. Ethel Canion, 506 Comal, New Braunfels. Deadline is Feb. IO. Deadline for emergency cancellations is noon Feb. 14. All interested persons are invited to attend.
New Braunfels Eckankar Center
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Twitchell at the Faust House, 361 W. San Antonio, on the second floor. Meetings will be held every Friday night at 7 p.m. for six walks. These discussions are open to everyone. Eckankar books are available at the Eckankar Center.
Barbara Oliver Hartman will give a slide lecture on “Contemporary Quilts” to the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild Feb. 9 at IO a m., St. Anthony de Padua Hall, 102 Lorenz, San Antonio. Hartman will conduct workshops Feb. 8, “Southwest Wall-hangings,” and Feb. IO, “Free-form Design.” The workshops arc open to the public. For fee and registration informaiton, call the workshop chairman at 655-1745.
Eileen Gurkin’s paintings and prints depicting landscapes, San Antonio scenes and animals are featured this month at the Arts Center Gallery, 646 Walnut Square. Operated by the New Braunfels Art League, the gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from IO a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will have a Safety Program Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Cpl. Robert Owens will explain the DARE program he conducts in the schools on drug abuse.
Captain James Jack Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will honor American History students at a tea in the home of Ruth Hubbard, 64 Chaparral Drive, at 3 p.m. Feb. 13. Hostesses will be Bena Reiss, Antonette Malms-tead, Chan Otis and Nancy Krueger.
Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Valerie Meyer, 1235 Clearwater. Tile program mwill be “Medicinal and Biblical Herbs" by Dr. Robert Krause
American Legion Comal Post 179
meets Feb. 7 at 410 W. Coll St. The executive committee meets at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 8 p.m. Unit 179 Auxiliary meets at 7:30 p.m.
Hermann Sons Albert Lodge #106 will have their Ladies Valentine Party Feb. IO at 2:30 p.m. at the lodge’ hall at Clear Springs. The public is welcome to the bunco party. Members are asked to bring a cake and an attendance prize.
The ladies who work at Kroger’s have initialed an aerobics class for large women. Tuesday and Thursday classes are at 7:30 p.m. at First Protestant Church in the room at the comer of Coll and Casten. Cost is $12 for
three weeks in advance or $3 per class. This class is strictly for large women; for more information, call instructor Nadya at 625-9295.
Comal County Satellite Support Group — dedicated to human growth meets each Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Garza Street classroom across the street from McKenna Memorial Hospital’s main entrance.
Comal Garden Club will meet Feb. 7 at 9:15 a.m. at The Plant Haus, 956 Walnut, for a demonstration of gardening techniques by Bob Pacharzina. After the program, the group will meet in the home of Jessie Sprague, 619 Summerwood Drive, for a social and business meeting.
Anyone interested in forming a dulcimer club to get together for ‘jam session’ and other fun is invited to call Ernest at 899-7812.
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