New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Spring Branch news
Pulling the woo!
Judge Mark Werst of Uvalde checks out a fine wool corssbred lamb during com petition at the Comal County Fairgrounds Saturday. The occasion was the second
Staff photos by Cindy Richardson
annual Comal County 4-H Stock Show, which gave local 4 Hers a chance to practice their stock show technique for several upcoming events.
Planning needed if your pet will be traveling by plane
If you’re going someplace by air and you intend to take your pet alenu, there are a number of things you should keep in mind. Space is limited, so plan ahead. When you call for your own reservations, you should inquire at the same time about your pet.
Some airlines won’t accept animals at all. Soil! eothers allow pets in the passenger cabin under certain conditions usually that the pet is small enough to fit in a carrier under the seat but the number of animals on any one flight is restricted. In other cases, the pet would by flying in the cargo compartment. This area is pressurized and heated, but still there are only a limited number of animals permitted.
Don’t forget to ask the airline for information on
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Office, do not involve the current operation of Colonial Manor.
“I bought the assets from the corporation in May I, 1981,” said Francis, who iii addition to Colonial Manor owns five other nursing homes across the state.
The investigation results from Medicaid cost statements filed b> Herman Hoffman when he owned and operated Colonial Manor prior to w hen Francis purchased it.
The attorney general’s investigation, which began last April, prompted the Travis County Attorney’s Office to file four separate misdemeanor charges against Hoffman for suspected Medicaid overcharges.
The investigation stemmed from a routine audit of nursing home costs done on homes each year statewide.
Besides Colonial Manor, Hoffman's corporation Carriage Square Nursing Home Inc.,— operated Carriage House, a San Antonio nursing home, which was also involved in the investigation.
On Dec. 28 four separate misdemeanor charges were filed by the Travis County Attorney’s Office, which has been working w ith the state attorney general's Medicaid Fraud Unit against Hoffman’s corporation.
“Four (charges! were filed against the corporation itself involving the (Medicaid! cost reports of the two homes, James Hadar, assistant Travis County Attorney , said Friday.
Two of the charges are for cost reports filed for Colonial Manor when Hoffman owned it and two for reports filed for his San Antonio home, Hadar noted.
Francis’ reaction to the investigation and charges filed against Hoffman was one of sadness, he said.
“I’ve known him for a long time...he was a good character and he treated that community (New Braunfels) awfully good when he owned (Colonial Manor),” added Francis who estimated that Hoffman owned Colonial Manor for more than IO years.
Throughout the time he ran Colonial Manor, Francis said “Hoffman did a good job.”
“There are so many guidelines for nursing homes now...there’s one set for IHS, one set for
Medicaid) costs (reports)...we spend a lot of time trying not to make any' mistakes and frankly I think alot of people could make mistakes,” added Francis.
“...I’ve been around long enough to know that when he (Hoffman) goes to court there may be a whole new story,” said Francis, who admitted to r be in his 60s.
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Hermann Sons installation today
By MRS. ALVIN GASS 1
Cypress Cove Women’s Club held its Christmas dinner party honoring husbands and friends. The hospitality hour started at 6:30 p.m., followed by a tamalada served in the glow of many candles.
Each table was decorated in the national color of Mexico. Members were in traditional Mexican dress. Ann MacAllister was chairperson and had many helpers. Presents were exchanged at the Christmas tree decorated by Al and Tracy Bravenec.
Our officers for the year are Jeanette Cunningham, president; Marieta Roewe, vice president; Catherine Mincemayer,
secretary; and Beth Newsom, treasurer.
On January 16, 40 members and friends will attend “Once Upon a Mattress” at the Fiesta Dinner Theater in San Antonio.
The holidays are over and we had lots of cold weather and, as always, a little rain, so it made people stay at home and enjoy their visit with neighbors, families and friends. Now after New Year’s, school has begun again, and everyone has to tend to their work.
Today at 2 p.m. will be the installation of officers for the Hermann Sons Lodges of District 13. This will be for all new and reelected officers and appointed officers, to
be installed for the coming year.
It will be held at Bulverde Community Center; the host will be Spring Branch Hermann Sons Ixidge 127 and the Junior Chapter, Bluebonnet.
Our members will bring sweets and the other lodges will bring sandwiches and dips. The invited lodges are New Braunfels 21, Bulverde Ix>dge 136 and Twin Sisters 138.
Spring Branch Extension Homemakers Club will have its January meeting this Thursday at the home of Mrs. Beth Rugen atSattler at 2 p.m.
We hope to see all members and friends there. Visitors are welcome.
types of carriers available for pets. The one you use at home or in your car might not be suitable. Also, consider how good a traveler your pet is. Nervous pets may travel more comfortably if sedated. Your veterinarian will lie happy to advise you.
Finally, a health certificate will most likely lie required, both by the airline and by tile state or country to which you are flying. This can be obtained from your veterinarian following a thorough examination of your pet. and should be secured within 30 days of departure date.
(Tins column is brought to you .is .i puhln service by the Com.ii County Vctennuiy Medic.ll Association I
AAUW meeting set for Monday
The topic is “Money Talks.” and the guest speaker addressing that topic will be Betty Lou Hushing.
The occasion will be Monday’s meeting of the American Association of University Women. New Braunfels chapter. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 948 Encino Drive.
For more information, call 625-0895.
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