New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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National Sojourners Americanism Award
William J. Bllgh, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamas Bligh of New Braunfels, Tx. received the National Sojourners Americanism Award from MMA Commandment of Cadets, Col. Tom Hobbs, USMC (Ret.), during the schools Academic Awards Assembly, May 30. Bllgh, 17, Is a three-year cadet at the Academy.
The Marine Military Academy Is the only private boys school in the world based on the customs and traditions of the United States Marine Corps. This year It enrolled 566 young men In grades eight through 12 from 34 states and 10 foreign countries.
Navy Seaman Recruit Leslie Adalid son. of Leslie A. Boones Jr. of Eichen Road, New Braunfels, Texas, recently participated in the Navy’s “Fleet Week ‘97” in New York City abroad the destroyer USS Deyo, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Adam’s ship, played a significant role in attending the Navy’s annual “shipboard get-together.” Fleet Week historically and traditionally recognizes our Sailors and Marines as truly dedicated service members of the armed forces. Adam’s positive devotion to duty and his ship marks a significant cornerstone in naval traditions.
During Fleet Week, the servicemembers participated in community relations projects, local parades, sporting events and were even featured try the local media. Festivities Included parties, balls, receptions, professional sporting events and enjoying what New York City has to offer.
He joined the Navy in September 1996.
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Graham perfects military skills
Private First Class Josh L Graham, 18, of New Braunfels, shows visitor Robert Grady, how to load ammunition Into the feed tray of a .50 caliber machine gun. More than 250 civilians took a tour of tanks, helicopters, and other military equipment during a visit for civic leaders and employers of the National Guard’s citizen soldiers. Graham, an artilleryman with Batt sty A, 4th Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery, is among nearly 7,200 members perfecting their military skills during summer training.
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Thirteen New Braunfels residents were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 1996-97 academic year at Texas Lutheran I University.
They are Matthew J. Behrend, a sophomore business administration major; Nicholas H. Buske, a junior biology major; Angel C. Duncan, a freshman communication arts major; Kristy G. Kaufmann, a freshman; Lindsay R. McNeill, a sophomore communication arts major; Jeffrey V. Rambo, a sophomore physics major; Lauren N. Schlameus, a junior kinesiology major; Terri R. Tuch, a junior biology major; Brinda Valdez, a May IO graduate with a bachelor Of arts degree in multidisciplinary studies; Albert Villarreal, a senior biology major; Valera Ray Bondesen Walters, a sophomore English major, Rose M. Zamora, a senior English studies major; and Daniel W. Zunker, a senior business administration major at Texas Lutheran University.
Stacie L. Champlin of Bulverde also was named to the Dean’s List.
To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average with a minimum of 12 graded hours in the past semester.
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Insurance ■BJI Agency. Witting Eddlo Temple & Miller Inc. has offices in New Braunfels, Seguin and Universal City. An office in San Marcos is planned to open by 1998.
Temple has lived in New Braunfels for 25 years and is active in the Wurstfest Association and the Downtown Rotary Club. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, earning a bachelor of business administration with a major in finance.
Temple and his wife Cynthia have two children, Whitnee and Jordan. “I am looking forward to working with such a highly respected and well established agency as Witting & Miller,” Temple said. He may be reached by calling 625-3000 or at his office, 186 S. Caste!!.
Sue Biedermann was installed as president of the Texas Health
The University of Kansas history department recently announced the names of 32 students initiated into Phi Alpha Theta, international history honor society. Among them was Amy M. Cook of New Braunfels, daughter of Ted and Kathy Cook. Cook is a senior in the school of education.
Phi Alpha Theta recognizes and encourages excellence in the study of history. Membership, open to all students, is based on overall grade point average and the number of hours of history course work taken.
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Faye Lynn Lieck McKinzie was selected as teacher of the year at Woodland Hills Elementary School in Kingwood, a pan of the Humble Independent School District. She was one of three to go to district, where she was a runner up.
McKinzie received her master’s degree in reading at TWU in Denton. She has been a teacher at Woodland Hills for 14 years where she has taught basic skills and reading recovery and has received numerous awards. She is the daughter of Trudy Whitmarsh.
Fay* Lynn Unck McKinzie/. Man set Harris, M-£>-
is pleased to announce the opening of his practice in Mutt and Pediatric Urology.
wwnDr. Harris is leaving his current position as Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and Chief of Urology at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital to join Cary Leverett, M.D. Together Dr. Harris and Dr. Leverett will form
Comal Urology Associates.
\4New patients will be welcome July 1, 1997.Dr. Harris is certified by the American Board of Urology. 876 Loop 337 (210)625-8088Building C. Suite 302 New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Adrian’s hard work and determination through high school has earned him a $287,000 scholarship and an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.
compensation, 803 for undiagnosed illnesses.
Those who believe they may qualify for compensation but who have not previously submitted a
claim and veterans wishing to reopen a previous claim are urged to call (800) 827-1000 for information. General health information is available at (800) 749-8387.
Adrian Gonzales is this year’s appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. He recently graduated from New Braunfels High School in the
class of 1997. Academically he finished 12th out of a class of 350 students, and was the highest ranking minority of his class with a grade point average of 98.94. Adrian will
According to Gus Culwell, veterans county service officer for Comal County, the Department of Veterans Affairs has published a new regulation extending through the year 2001 the period in which undiagnosed illnesses in Gulf War veterans may appear and be eligible for disability compensation.
Gulf War veterans’ claims had been denied because their disabilities due to undiagnosed symptoms did not appear until after a two-year presumptive period. The new rule broadens VA’s ability to give disabled Gulf War veterans the benefit of the doubt for a more realistic period of time as scientific research moves closer to answers about the causes of their health problems.
The regulation is effective immediatly. Of 85,402 Gulf War veteran compensation claims completed by Va, 66,277 have been service-connected and 28.285 veterans are receiving disability
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depart for the Air Force Academy campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On arrival he will go through nine weeks of boot camp training, with his four years he will plan to major in business management and marketing.
Information Management Association June 9 in Fort Worth. TxHIMA is a professional association with 2,500 members who work in a variety of health information and medical record
related positions in the health care industry.
Biedermann has taught at Southwest Texas State University for 17 years and is currently an associate professor and chairwoman of the Health Information Management program in the SWTSU School of Health Professions.
Special guests at the installation were Biedermann’s husband, Jim, and daughter, Amy, of New Braunfels and parents, Loren and Dessie Cleveland of Buffalo, Okla. Beverly Winzeler of New Braunfels serves as education coordinator on the TxHIMA Board of Directors. Responsibilities of TxHIMA president include carrying out the mission and initiatives of the state organization and representing the state at the national level.
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