New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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, 1994 Serving Cornel County tor more than 142 years ■ Home of TAYLOR RUST
I Vol. 142, No. 73
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The Now Braunfels Herald-Ztitwig extendi the following birthday wirirea to; KlrkM. Smith, Froi Wognor, Jot Timmins, Taylor Rust, unto- Robinson,
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Customers should allow seven business days for delivery. Payment required upon ordering.
All sizes are available, including youth d»s and large adults dies. For more information, call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 625-9144.
Bulimia couvmllng available at chaitibaf
The business counselor from the University of Texas-San Antonio School of Business will be in the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office all day Tuesday, Feb. 22 (today) to offer
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These services are also available to individuals mtteidrrihg starting a new busineaa.
The chamber, through an agreement with UTSA, bu been offering this service regularly for the past four years. Amu of counseling include fgam^ management, pre-ventuire feasibility, loan packaging, cash flow, etc To mala an appointment for the service, which is Dee and confidential, call the coinfer office at 625-2385.
Junior Min program on tap mat woohond
The New Braunfels Junior Miss Scholarship Program will be held on Friday and Saturday nights, Feb. 25-26 a 7 pm. a the New
Admission will be $5 pa per-son pa nips. All are
local and will be competing for awards, cash and college acholar-ships.
For more oo**tc»
Erin WU** at 625-2922.
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The Red Cioa will hold an orientation on Mach 12 a 9 a.m. in
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Anyone interested and for more information, contact Lola Behrens
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HenU-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Sarah Boils, Shanoa Webster and another unrscognlzabls participant take a rids on tbs Gravy Train Express Monday evening a the Now Braunfels YoungUfe'e 1a Annua Crud Olympic*. Ona of the events was a elide, lubricated with fresh-made Gravy Train and made for some Interesting results*
scores high with TDHS
No deficiencies found at local home during inspection
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Children’s Museum seeks local youth to participate in television producers program
By ROSE MARIE EASH
The Children’s Museum is looking for children seven to 17 yean of age to participate in their Young Televirion Producers program.
’The shows are produced by the kids,” said Rick Gold, the TV Guy for the Children's Museum. “I provide the supervirion and technical expertise. It’s an opportunity for them to learn to set goals, work to accomplish them, work with otheri, do research, reheane, be creative, develop self-esteem and have a lot of ton while they’re learning.”
Upcoming workshops for children who may be interested in participating include preproduction, script writing, storyboards, casting, production, camera techniques, lighting and sound.
Children will also have the opportunity to take field trips to see television professionals at work.
Works now in progress include:
■ Art and Artists—a program featuring local child artists talking about their art.
B Dreams — a television show with a collage format of sight and sound focusing on making goal! and the efforts required to achieve'.out 'reams.
El Tai:- ani (Anions — a children’s talk show.
BP*: . T nre—a variety program showcasing singers, musicians, juggle iii!*na and gymnasts.
■4 — an update on various4-H projects, such as gar
dening and animal rescue.
■ CMN Theater — skits, plays and movies.
■ CMN Jam Session — a children’s jam session.
‘Television is a great medium for getting a message across,” said
Gold "First, you have the ability to reach thousands, maybe even millions of people through television broadcasting. But, the really wonderful thing about it is the fascination it has for children. It really motivates them.
However, it requires a lot of discipline to produce a show. We have the opportunity to teach children to work together, to plan ahead, to make goals and figure out the steps required to achieve them. And, while they’re learning they’re having a lot of fun.”
The program provides a productive, creative outlet for children and the variety of jobs required to produce a show means there is something for everyone to do.
A $36 a year foe provides a child with access to the network, the TV Guy, equipment and staff.
Scholarships and co-op programs are also available. Groups such as Scouts with over IO participants can book a production which includes an educational guide for preproduction.
The fee for groups is $2 per participant on the day of production.
If you know of a child or group who may be interested in participating, contact Rick Gold at the Children's Museum at 620-0939.
Kirkwood Manor has proven itself to be a “high scorer” since it received zero deficiencies during a recent inspection by officials from the Texas Department of Human Services.
The accomplishment was announced last week by Kirkwood Manor’s new administrrtor Norm Custer.
'This is a very prestigious accomplishment and ii achieved by only very few nursing homes and no other facility in New Braunfels during 1993 and 1994 to date,” said Custer. ’This represents all areas encompassing health care within the facility.
‘‘We are mort fortunate to have the expertise and leadership of Dr. Carlot Campoe, our medical director, to oversee our health care policies and care provided to our reridente,” he said. ‘‘Dr. W0nncu>WT Campos is a leader and a respected physician in our medical community.”
The inspection wu Jan.
17-20. Custer said the inspectors look at anything related to health care and all aspects related to residents in the facility. Some
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items covered Raaldanta Orte Lee WMIiameon, Cot in the inspec- Howard Craig with medical director Dr.
tion include Carlot Crenpoo*
nutrition, skin condition, rehabilitation and general health.
A team of five inspectors is used, including two nurses, a generalist, pharmacist and social worker.
“The team looks at the entire population of the mining home to ensure that it maintains minimum standards of Texas licensing laws,” said Curter. “It’s a thorough inspection.”
‘This coveted achievement it reflective of the highest standards of professionalism of the entire staff rt Kirkwood Manor. New Braunfels is fortunate to have four nulling homes to meet the community's needs,” aid Custer.
“Kirkwood Manor receives excellent support from McKenna Memorial Hospital and the many competent physicians that have patients at Kirkwood Manor,” he laid.
Custer believes the residents of Kirkwood receive excellent health care, and he promised that the nursing home would not only continue the ame rtandardi but will allo seek improvements.
“Health care it bo dynamic that we must be innovative, proactive not reactive and never beoome complacent with the "status quo.”
Custer became administrrtor of Kirkwood in August He said the staff at Kirkwood is one of the very best he has worked with in 27 years.
Abandoned dogs face uncertain future at animal shelter
Former owners leave dogs abandoned near Guadalupe River with notes tied around their necks telling their names
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Dezi and Chloe were lucky.
Mort dogs abandoned by their owners in Comal County end up dead from arenation or dfeeare, or run over by a car or shot by a rancher protecting his flock. Or they are found so emaciated and rick that they have to be destroyed.
But Dead and Chloe were lucky. They were found within daya, perhaps hours, after being dumped by their owners along the Guadalupe River.
They had notes tied to their necks, telling their names, and saying they have their shots and are friendly dogs who need a home. Now they are at the Humane Society of New Braunfels animal shelter, waiting to be adopted.
With qpiing approaching officials at the Humane Society know they will see hundreds more animals brought in like Dezi and Chloe, abandoned by their owners along the ride of the road.
And they know that the animals thrt make it to the shelter are just the tip of the iceberg. For every one that makes it to the shelter several more will die cruel deaths, alone, and often waiting where they were dumped. Waiting for an owner thet will never return.
“In January we got 99 dogs. In May we will get 199 or so,” said Cheryl Krueger, director of the Humane Society animal shelter. “And we will see lots of dumped litters of kittens and puppy litters too.” The puppies and kittens dumped along the roadsides have it the hardest.
They are too young to And water and will last only a day or two in me Texas sun. Often fire ants And the young ones, making their deaths even more agonizing.
Older dogs have a toiglrtiy better chance of survival, if they can learn to hurt. And they generally turn to the sheep and goal raised by ranchers in the county. They are the easiest prey, but there is also a risk involved.
“Lota of dogs in Comal County get shot because they go and attack sheep or goats,” Krueger said. “Dogs can take down a whole flock overnight.”
We have a guy down the street from our shelter with goats. Some dogs abandoned here got into his goal not long ago. It la just a blood aport for them .” Ranchers in the county suffer heavy losses from dogs, both abandoned dogs and family pets let out to roam at night Spring also bring! an increase in reports of dog bitea, Krueger said. “The kids are out playing and they see a stray and tty to play with it and get bitten.
The strays will also attack pets.”
Krueger also noted that hundreds of unvaccinated, abandoned dogs and cats roaming the oounty drirti-cally increase the chinoa of a serious rabies outbreak here. There has been only one rabid brt found in the county in the last year, but rabies is a serious problem in the region, she said.
Most people dump their pets because they imagine the pets will be found and adopted. But that is a rarity, Krueger said, and the animals have a much better chance of finding a home if they are brought to the Humane Society shelter. Then, even if they are not adopted, they will be humanely euthanized, instead of the slow, painful deaths they often free in the wild.
And abandoning an animal it a Clare A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $3,000 find and a year in jail.
The problem ii that there are simply more dogs and cats than there are homes for them, Krueger Mid, and the only solution is for pet owners to take responsibility for their animals. “Spaying and neutering pets is so important, because then we would not have all the unwanted pete we have to put to sleep every year,” she said.
Anyone interested in adopting a pet can cill the Humane Society shelter at 629-5287.
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