New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Photo by Robert Fletcher ^Friends of the Library get a helping S^hand from Rebecca Fletcher, a member of the Junior National Honor •Rfcociety and student at New Braun-fc Is- Middle School. She is sorting cL-natee hooks for the sale held *r C %!*?• at the Civic Cen-
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“I really enjoy learning to use the latest graphic arts computer techniques,” she said. “There's something really satisfying in seeing our work everywhere I go.”
■ The Holiday Inn, New Braunfels, named Millie Eisenhauer as the
Employee of the Year for 1996. Ms. Eisenhauer has been at the Holiday Inn since Aug. 1986 and is a member of the Housekeeping Department. She was selected from among employees who had been named Employee of the Month throughout the year. The award cames with it a check for $200 and an additional week’s paid vacation.
■ Rachel Stauffer of New Braunfels was among more than 800 students (rom Abilene Christian University named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 1995 semester.
To make the Honor Roll, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a 3.45 or higher grade point average.
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Er.gle Scout Matt Janca with Scout Master of Troop 757 Burns
■ On March 5, 1996, Matthew L. (auca, an eighth grade student at New Braunfels Middle School and son of fob and Glenda Janca, received his Eagle Scout Badge in an Eagle Court of Honor held at the Elks Lodge. ,
Asa member of Boy Scout Troop 757. Matt has maintained an active role within the troop. He has served in the positions of Scribe, Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. Matt also was awarded the Order of the Arrow in July 1995. This is an honor given, by vote of fellow scouts, to those scouts who uphold good scout spirit, leadership,, and the Scout Oath.
Iii his efforts to achieve the Eagle rank. Matt earned a total of 24 merit badges He also attended summer camps at Buffalo Trail in the Davis Mountains, Camp Wchinahpay in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, anil Camp Sol Mayer at Ft. McK-
avett in West Texas.
For his Eagle project and in the interest of maintaining a historical property, Matt elected to clean up the cemetery grounds on the property of St. Martin’s Church located on Loop 337 here in New Braunfels. All trees were trimmed, brush and weeds were removed from around the trees, and a certain section of graves was carefully freed of grass and weeds. Some reinforcement, in the way of concrete, was also added to the plot of graves.
Matt has been a member of Troop 757 since Oct. 1992.
■ Joe Luna Jr. of New Braunfels has enrolled in the Electronics Engineering Technology program at ITT Technical Institute in San Antonio. The eight-quarter program, which began March 11, will help Luna for an entry-level position in electronics engineering technology.
The San Antonio ITT Technical Institute is operated by Indianapolis-based ITT Educational Services Inc.
■ Judy Wallisch has completed training as a Welcome Wagon representative and will soon begin visiting households in New Braunfels. The announcement was made by Barbara Marshall, president of Welcome Wagon International Inc. Judy Wallisch will call on households to present useful gifts from local businesses and professionals. As a community service she will also distribute helpful information for many civic and cultural groups as well as governmental agencies. To request a Welcome Wagon visit, contact Judy at 625-8743.
The largest and only national service of its kind, Welcome Wagon provides personalized advertising for thousands of commercial businesses and professionals in the medical, dental, health-care, and animal-care fields nationwide. The organization was founded in Memphis, Tenn., and derives its name from the Conestoga wagons of frontier days. As westward-moving wagon trains neared a frontier community, townspeople sent out a wagon loaded with provisions in hopes of enticing the travelers to settle in the town. This tradition was revived with the formation of the company in 1928.
■ Garrett Sullivan, an eighth grader, and Lindsay Overman, a seventh grader at New Braunfels Middle School, have been accepted as delegates with the People to People Student Ambassador Program to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales this summer. During the three-week itinerary, the student ambassadors will visit the famous capitals — London, Edinburgh
and Dublin — along with many smaller towns and villages in these historic and beautiful countries. Some of their activities will include spending several nights with host families in England and Ireland, visiting a British middle school, watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, meeting a diplomat at the British Parliament, exploring historic Edinburgh Castle and experiencing daily life with the people of these great countries.
■ Linda Johns of McQueeney has enrolled in the Electronics Engineering Technology program at ITT Technical Institute in San Antonio. The eight-quarter program, which began March ll, will help Johns toward an entry-level position in electronics engineering technology.
The San Antonio ITT Technical Institute is operated by Indianapolis-based ITT Educational Services Inc.
■ John L. Navarrette, region manager of Century Telephone of San Marcos, has announced the appointment of Ben Wellman, past director of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club, as human resources manager.
In his new role, Wehman will oversee the human resources operation for Century Telephone of San Marcos (CTSM) and Century Telecommunications Inc. (CTI).
“Ben has extensive experience in the human resources field, and I look forward to his working in this capacity for Century,” Navarette said.
Wehman joined the San Marcos Telephone Co. (SMTC) in Feb. 1989 as operations administrator. He also served as the personnel manager for the telemarketing group for SMTC. Under Century Telephone, he has served as both administrative manager and safety and training coordinator.
He was commissioned as Air Force officer through the AFROTC program at Southwest Texas State University (SWT) and served on active duty for 20 years. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from SWT and a master’s degree in personnel management from Central Michigan University. Wehman is also very active in community affairs. He is the immediate past president of United Way of Hays County, during which time the organization exceeded its highest ever fund-raising goal. He is also a member and past president of the Gary Job Corps Community Relations Council, treasurer of the San Marcos Drug Free Business Initiative and member and past president of the San Marcos Manufacturers’ Association.
He and his wife Helen have two married sons and two grandchildren.
Tips help children succeed in school
By CONNIE FEIGHTNER
Special to the Herald-Zeitung_
You can send a child to school, but you can’t make him learn. As parents and teachers, we all want to motivate and encourage our children. Our intentions are good, yet the end results may be quite different from what we expected. Many and often complex reasons may cause a child to be an underachiever, unmotivated, or discouraged. Two primary reasons are: fear of failure and feelings of inadequacy.
Parents and teachers have many daily opportunities to encourage children. What we say in our response and how we say it profoundly affect how children see themselves. Some children believe they cannot meet the high standards or expectations of parents and teachers, and do not challenge and question the legitimacy of the parental expectations. Such children are intimidated by competition and comparison between children. They question their own adequacy, thus undermining their sense of self-worth. Their self-talk says “I can’t” rather than “I can.” And, of course, because they believe they can’t, they honestly can’t.
The most important way to motivate and encourage your child is by demonstrating canng. Acknowledge, recognize, and describe the effort your child puts into his work. Focus on the behavior that you appreciate, rather than imply that a child is more valuable or good when he shines or performs for us.
Accept and respect your child’s specialness. Identify and foster your child’s strengths — those areas she enjoys and does well in, even if not related to school work. By minimizing weaknesses and reflecting back strengths, a parent can help the child see herself as a capable person. Like plants, our children need to be strong and well rooted in love before we do any weeding.
Keep expectations realistic and age appropriate. Brains and bodies develop over time, each reaching a stage of development at its own pace. The order is more important than the speed and we cannot hurry development, only nurture it. Be aware of your child’s physical, mental and social readiness to move on. There are classes through several community resources for parents that help them recognize the developmental stages and realistic expectations for children.
Help children identify their own goals, not yours. Allow children to try things on their own. Help young children evaluate their own behavior, by helping them make the connection between what they want and what they are doing. Accept mistakes. Let your child know it’s OK to make mistakes and that everyone makes lots of mistakes as they learn. Once in a while, you may want to share your mistakes, thereby letting her know you are not perfect.
The major behaviors for you as a parent to avoid are: comparing children, unrealisitc expectations, negative feedback including sarcasm, and forcing the child to perform or jumping in to rescue your child.
The most important behavior to include in the parent-child relationship is spending fun time together. Research shows that spending enjoyable time with your child may be the single most important thing parents can do to help the child develop as a happy, competent adult. Parent-child togetherness helps a child feel significant, valued and secure.
Often, confrontations between parent and child occur because the parent has not considered the natural limitations of a child. This causes stress for both parties and when parents and children are under stress, the potential for child abuse occurs. Planning ahead can relieve this situation and make for a more enjoyable event for the whole family.
April is Prevention of Child Abu^e Month. Communities that care about their children and families work together to find solutions. Through awareness and use of community resources, this devastating action against the family can be wiped out.
Family Outreach of Comal County Inc. is sponsoring a unified community voice speaking out against child abuse by providing information about community resources for the families of Comal County. A short program and reception will be held on April 14 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., hosted by First Protestant Church, located at 172 West Coll Street. There will also be a “Friends and Family Feast” Sunday Luncheon immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. All activities are open, free of charge to any person and family who wish to join us in speaking out against child abuse. Call Connie Feightner at 606-6807 for reservations.CD OWNERS!
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On March 12, 1996, the majority of Guadalupe County voters made it apparent that they wanted to see a more responsive and professional Sheriff’s Department by casting their votes for Ed Baxter, Harvey Faulkner and me.
As candidates for change, we advocated:
♦ Quality service
♦ Improved coverage and faster response to calls
♦ Professionalism through enhanced deputy and jail personnel training - *
♦ More effective crime prevention & law enforcement strategies
♦ A stronger emphasis toward combating juvenile crime and violence
On April 9, 1996, you will have the opportunity to make your voices heard and to support these much needed changes and improvements for Guadalupe County law enforcement. Make your vote count in the Republican Run-off. Remember, all eligible voters may vote in the Run-offs whether they voted in the Primary or not.
I need your vote!
Run-off: April 9, 1996; Early Voting: April L5, 1996
PP. POL AD.. HARRY RICHBURG. TREAS. __