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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung O Thursday, July 6,1995 □ 3Stammtisch Dip your dogs The Guadalupe County Fair Queens contest will be dipping dogs for fleas and ticks the first Saturday of each month from 8 a m. to I p.m. at the Producers Co-op on New Braunfels Street in Seguin. Cost is $3 for the first dog, $2 for the second, and $ I for each additional pct. Kids fitness classes Kids fitness classes will begin on July IO at the Athletic Club. Call Cathy at 625-3459 for information. Six week course is $35. Classes run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ages 4-7 meet Monday and Wednesday. Ages eight and up meet Tucsday and Thursday. Women needed We arc looking for a few good women to participate in our musical comedy depicting famous women from 1900 to the present day. This will be part of our 75 year celebration of the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The show needs singers, dancers, actresses - any woman with a special talent. The event, “Sisters in Suffrage - 75 Year Celebration of the Vote,” will include a parade, picnic supper and a few surprises. Sponsors of the event are Main Street, Downtown Association, League of Women Voters, Democratic and Republican Women, Museum Association, Arts Council, Business and Professional Women, Toastmasters and Service League. Any person or group interested, please attend a meeting at City Hall, Council Chambers at 7:30 p.m. July 6. Please call K.C. Crandall at 608-21 OO for information. Leadership New Braunfels The Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1996. The program is designed to develop better informed leaders in our community. The class begins Sept. 14, a two-day overnight retreat will be Sept. 16 and 17, and then the class meets for a full day once a month for eight months. Tuition is $600 and covers all meals, retreat with overnight accommodations and all course materials. Applications are available at the Cham- We’re Meeting Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Every first Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colonial Manor Care Center, 821 U.S. Highway 81 West. Call 625-7526 for information. The Comal County Genealogy Society will not have a meeting in July. The next meeting will be Aug. 1 at the Group offers support to polio survivors and family members A group of polio survivors in New Braunfels is meeting to share information about the late effects of polio. The group offers support to people who survived polio and now are suffering with new symptoms. The late effects of polio can occur 30 to 40 years after the initial onset of the disease. According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Geor-gia, more than 400,000 of the nation’s 1.6 million polio survivors are experiencing the progressive and debilitating after-effects. In the late 1950s, when the vaccine for polio was introduced by Dr. Jonas Salk, the world was relieved. Polio was a debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system, which usually resulted in disability or death. After the vaccine was discovered, polio was virtually wiped out in the U.S. Thousands of polio survivors spent years rehabilitating their bodies in order to return to school or work and continue to lead normal lives. However, for many people who had polio, the disease now is causing new symptoms or late effects. These symptoms are commonly referred to as “post-polio syndrome.” The symptoms of the late effects of polio are: Unaccustomed extreme fatigue; new or further weakness in muscles, both those originally affected and those thought to be unaffected; pain in muscles and/or joints; muscle buming/jumping/cramping; sleeping problems, such as exhaustion upon waking, headaches, confusion, or waking frequently during the night; difficulty swallowing; breathing difficulties such as breathlessness after speaking; and intolerance of cold. Although the definite cause of the late effects of polio is not known, it is widely believed the nerve cells which were originally damaged are incapable of replacing themselves. The nerves which were not damaged during the onset of polio compensated for the weaker muscles and became overexerted. The late effects of polio has no cure, but much can be done to preserve health and the ability to function. The key is learning to limit physical activities, thereby preserving strength to support and continue a productive life. Post-polio syndrome can be the cause of many polio survivors’ leaving the work force at an early age, returning to wheelchairs, or even using ventilators to breathe. Frequently, these physical losses are devastating to the polio survivors who fought so hard to rehabilitate themselves when they were children or young adults. These losses can be equally as difficult for their families who must face life-changing problems. The New Braunfels Polio Survivors’ Support Group developed out of a growing desire of polio survivors to help themselves. The group meets the first Saturday of each month and will offer information to educate survivors, family members, and health professionals about the late effects of polio and its symptoms. They plan to schedule programs and speakers to discuss subjects related to polio, such as pain management, exercise, insurance, and nutrition. The group’s first meeting was held Saturday, June 3, at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. For more information about the late effects of polio, or the New Braunfels Polio Survivors’ Support Group, call 606-5556,620-4473, or 625-1363. ber of Commerce and must be returned by Aug. 7. Call 625-2385 for more information. Business counseling The business counselor from North Building. American Legion Comal Post #179 meets Thursday, July 6 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 holds its meeting at 7:30 p.m. UTSA’s School of Business is in the Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering starting a business. Topics cover financing, personnel, business planning, taxes, expansion and many others. Also, the ‘Business Start-Up’ orientation was well received and will be offered the first Tuesday of each month. Appointments may be made for individual counseling and for the orientation by calling 625-2385. The service is free and confidential. Barbecue dinner The Quail Creek Country Club Tennis Buffs will ‘serve’ smoked brisket, black bean and rice salad, summer strawberry surprise and assorted desserts at the Cottage Kitchen on Friday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to I p.m. The Cottage Kitchen is located in the Charles S. Cock House Museum at 400 East Hopkins St. in San Marcos. Proceeds benefit the Heritage Association. No reservations needed. Bowling league forming Barbarossa Bowling Club encourages interested bowlers to sign up for a new bowling league being organized Friday, July 7. Call 625-3127 or 379-4378 for information. Drip irrigation seminar Schulz Nursery in Marion will sponsor a drip irrigation seminar from IO a.m. until noon on Saturday July 8. George Koch of Koch Irriquipt will share his many years of experience as he demonstrates equipment, installation techniques and answer questions. Admission is free and the public is invited. Junior Ranger Camp Youths between the ages of 11 and 17 may develop an understanding of local park ranger duties, responsibilities, job skills, and tasks during the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department’s Junior Ranger Camp in Land Park. They will explore the natural world, visit the springs and historic park areas, learn environmental citizenship, and participate in various projects, sports, games, hikes, movies, swimming and more. The camp will be held July 10-12 from IO a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Preregistration is required and is being taken at the parks office until July 7. Fee is $35 per person. For information, call 608-2160 or visit the office at I IO Golf Course Road. Chamber of Commerce staff trains at management school $Stretching our time to meet yours. Do you find yourself short on time, running too many errands? PEC can help. Some of our offices are open late two nights a week for your convenience; others are open Saturday mornings. Either way, we're stretching our hours to fit yours.53    S Bertram, Canyon Lake, Dripping Springs, and Marble Falls: 8 a m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a m. to noon, Saturdays. Cedar Paik, Kyle/Buda, and Lake Creek: 8 a m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 8 a m. to 7 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays. Johnson City and Lakeway: 8 a m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. Bringing Energy to the Texas Hill Country Three staff managers with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce recently completed a weeklong program of study, Institute for Organization Management, at Southern Methodist University. The SMU Institute is one of 8 similar education programs for managers of nonprofit organizations held at leading universities across the country. Jim Scheele, director of the chamber’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, completed his fifth year, while Phyllis Foerster, membership director, and Anna Lee Hicks, director of the Small Business Council, completed their initial year. According to Chamber President Michael Meek, a graduate of the institute program, “The Institutes are designed to help the managers and staffs of chambers of commerce improve their knowledge and skills. Management operations of these voluntary organizations differ in several respects from those of for-profit businesses. The highly regarded educational program was started in 1921. We’re pleased that our local membership benefits from this program by having a well-trained professional staff.” Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 1996, Institute is a professional development program specifically designed to address the unique challenges facing chamber and association executives. Participants learn the latest techniques in membership retention, quality management, volunteer leadership development and non-dues revenue enhancement, among others. Prior to attending, enrollees receive reading assignments and must complete a home-study examination. Institute is nationally recognized by the chamber and association communities for its standard of academic excellence. The Institute is a one-week-pcr-year, 6-year-long work/study program. Participants use the time between annual sessions to implement on the job what they have learned and to prepare for the next session. This highly regarded program offers academic credit and points toward a certified association executive or certified chamber executive status. A rigorous program of advanced study and testing is required and attendance is mandatory at all classes in order to gain credit. Courses cover such specialized subjects as government relations, management philosophy, interpersonal relations, volunteer recruitment and training, and economic and environmental concerns. Faculty for the program are chosen from universities, executives in the’ field, and consultants with specialized chamber of commerce and association management skills. Instruction in the program of study is considered unique for its depth and range of knowledge and experience. The program is produced by the, Center for Leadership Development,, and Educational Foundation of the U.S., Chamber of Commerce in Washington,-DC. More than 2,100 individuals par-t.cipatc in the program every year. Other universities that host Institutes are the University of Colorado, University of Notre Dame, Stanford Universe' ty, University of Delaware, and the University of Oklahoma. • E -♦ N *■ V: (AGUS HAU Nouj Rvoiloble For... •Weddings •Receptions •Parties •Rehearsal Dinners •Family Reunions Reasonable Rotes tS7 €• South St. Now Braunfels 625-7243 (across from Pot's Place) 625-1116 Bingo €v*ry Thursday Night at 7:00 pm Members of Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge #106 are reminded of the meeting on Friday, July 7 at 7 p.m. Members asked to bring sandwiches. New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet at Ryan’s on Monday, July 10 at 11 am. POSTAL NOTESIf it surprises you that the US. Postal Service is not funded by tax dollars, join the crowd. We have just revealed one of the best-kept of all government secrets. As far as we can tell, there are remarkably W few people out there who realize that the U.S. J Postal Service is totally self-supporting. All of our operations are funded from the sale of stamps and postage, and none of them (zero, zilch, nada) from taxes. Its been that way since 1982. And it makes us an exceptional government service. This is pretty remarkable when you consider that just about every day, the Postal Service delivers to 125 million addresses from more than 40,000 post offices across the country, generating annual revenues of $54 billion. Or that we deal with 177 billion pieces of mail a year. Deliver 40°/o of the world’s mail. And that, thanks to high-tech equipment, the U.S. Postal Service continues to offer one of the lowest-cost, first-class postage rates of any industrialized    UNITED STATESnation.    POSTAL SERVICE We Deliver For You. ©1995 USPS ;