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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Heratd-Zeitung o Sunday, May 5,1996 O 5 A“Oliver” at NBCA The New Breunfele Christian Academy will present the concert version of the musical “Oliver” on Monday, May 6 In the school gymnasium. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Pictured are (front row, I to r) Micah Williams, David McMillan, Caleb Smith (Oliver), Nate Skelton, and Joshua Cunningham; (middle row) Daniel Phillips, Burton Speckman, and Chris Hailey; (back row) Melissa Pickett, Jason Lewellen, Nate Arnold, Brooke Keller, Tamara Scholl, and April Blackmon. Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair The Comal County Youth Homemaking and Ait Fair is offering a 1996 Scholarship in die amount of $150 to a qualified high school senior recommended by a scholarship committee and voted upon by a majority of CCYH&AF members. The following requirements should be met in order for a candidate to be considered for the scholarship. 1. Candidate should make application for scholarship during his or her junior year in high school. Application deadline will be May 31,1996, and May I each year thereafter. The scholarship will be awarded the following year, at the Youth Homemaking & Art Fair. 2. Candidate should have qualified and participated as an exhibitor in the CCYH&AF. Candidate’s participation in the CCYH&AF should include at least one year in high school prior to application for this scholarship. 3. Candidate should submit an essay with a 250 word minimum, which would include an introduction of himself or herself, a brief history of his or her involvement in the homemaking/art fair areas, goals and future plans, and the essay should tell how this scholarship will benefit these goals and future plans. The essay will be judged as to content, grammar, punctuation and spelling. 4. Candidates should be planning to attend college or an institute of higher learning, beyond the high school level. 5. Participation of the candidate and/or of candidate’s parent(s) in the CCYH&AF will be considered in choosing a scholarship recipient. The scholarship committee, consisting of at least three members of the CCYH&AF, will review all scholarship applications and make their recommendations of recipients based on the above criteria. No parent of a junior in high school may serve on the scholarship committee. The scholarship committee has die option to divide the scholarship as they deem necessary. The committee’s recommendations will then be put before the membership for a vote. Essays along with applicant’s name, address, telephone number, school and the year(s) he or she participated in the CCYH&AF may be mailed to Comal County Youth Homemaking & Art Fair, 853 Lone Oak Road, New Braunfels, TX 78132. Zaffirini to speak at TLC graduation State Senator Judith Zaffirini of Laredo will be the speaker at the 105th spring commencement of Texas Lutheran College. The commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 3 pm in Memorial Gymnasium of the college’s Jones Physical Education Complex. Representing the 21st State Senatorial District, Zaffirini first was elected in 1986 and has served continuously since that time. Upon her election in 1986, she the first border area resident tu leptescnrPtet 21 hi 20 years, I die first Hispanic woman senator in Texas. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, Zaffirini serves as chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and Natural Resources. She also was appointed to the Senate committees on Finance and on Education, the Appropriations Conference Committee, the Senate [General Investigating Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities. Boasting a career-long IOO percent attendance and voting records, Sen. Letters Judith Zaffirini Zaffirini cast 14,828 consecutive votes during five regular and 12 special sessions. She considers her legislative success to include passing bills to immunize IOO percent of Texas children; suspend the drivers’ licenses of drunk drivers; keep radioactive waste dump sites out of her district; stop the proliferation of Colonias; and reform Medicaid and welfare. Sen. Zaffirini has received more than 250 awards and honors for her legislative, public service and professional work. She was named Outstanding Legislator and Friend of Business by the Texas Chamber of Commerce in 1994 and a Legislative Crime Fighter of the Year by the Greater Dallas Crime Commission. he Editor In 1995 die South Texas Press Association honored her for her distinguished career in journalism and public service, and the Laredo Commission on Women inducted her into their first Laredo Women’s Hall of Fame. The senator holds a bachelor of science, master of aits, and doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband Carlos Zaffirini have been married for 31 years and have one son, Carlos Jr. Graduation day activities at Texas Lutheran begin with a baccalaureate service in the Chapel of the Abiding Presence, Weinert Memorial, at 10:30 a.m. on May 11. Commencement exercises follow in the afternoon, at which time Zaffirini will address the graduating class of 1996. New property site of picnic Kenyan library saaka eradicate Illiteracy Editor, I would be very grateful if you would publish this letter in your esteemed newspaper. Webuye Self-Help Library based in a small but busy town along Nairobi-Kampala Road in western Kenya of East Africa is determined to help in eradicating illiteracy among local Africans. I kindly request your reader who wish to assist this worthy project to do so by sending any reading materials or money to help us meet library running costs to: Mr. Tim N. Magari Library Coordinator Webuye Library Services P.O. Box 842 Webuye-Kenya East Africa Sincerely, Tim N. Magari Kenya, East Africa KICK “Not wanted borer Editor, I am writing to tell you how much I agree with your editorial opinion regarding the KKR rally. Although the KJan has a legal right to peacefully gather, I join with you in calling for a total boycott of their activities. I also call on businesses in New Braunfels to not rent their hotel rooms to any known member, to not sell anything to any known member, to not serve any known member of this hate mongering group. I also call upon the media to not give these nuts the attention they so crave. By our boycott and silent disapproval we will proclaim “New Braunfels DOES NOT WANT THEM HERE!” Dee Martin New Braunfels CROSS LUTHERAN SCHOOL has now opened registration for First Grade for the 1996-97 school year. For registration forms, please call the Church Office: 625-3666, or stop by at 169 S. Hickory. It is in the Church’s plans to add a grade to the school each year up through Eighth Grade so that students can continue their education at Cross Lutheran. EMERGENCY EYEGLASS SERVI! E n CROSS LUTHERAN SCHOOL & CHILD CARE CENTER is accepting registration for PK-3, PK-4, and kindergarten for Fall ‘96. Extended care is also available. Also registering for our summer program. We offer learning and caring in a Christian environment provided by a dedicated and specially trained staff. (210) 625-3666 Glasses made while you wait. One hour or less for most prescriptions. Creative Eyewear 844 N. Walnut St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (210) 625-9770 rtifv * .. dilSsli 11 ii tnt * H . W« ar* now rn Gordonville Supplier Nik tad Bt) Malarial! '•tf-.ififflE Expire! Miy ii, 1996 750 Rusk,New Braunfels • (210) 609-2800 OPEN: Mon-Sat 9-6 • Sun 10-4    *, Marie Dawson The merry month of May is Older Americans Month, and one of the ways we plan to celebrate here at the Senior Colter is with a picnic. It will ye Tuesday, May 14, starting at 11:30 a.m. This picnic will be under the trees on our newly acquired property. Those who want to be inside may do so. In fact, we will probably be using the whole place. The picnic will take the place of the regular Tuesday congregate meal. The food will be delicious as usual, but it will be picnic type menu. In addition to senior’s celebration, the event will also be to celebrate Phase I of our expansion program, which is the purchase of the two-acre property and paving with new construction to follow. As Larry Kellerman explained to the group of volunteers who attended the volunteers luncheon on Monday, April 29, 1996, ground breaking for the new construction portion of die expansion will begin Sept 1,19%. The delay, of course, has to do with bids, choosing a general contractor, money, and all the factors that go along with this kind of venture. But, the die is cast; the time is set; and we go forward. Please plan to attend the picnic. You are invited to spend the remainder of the day playing various games or joining in other festivities of the day. Entertainment is being planned. Mostly it is a time to get together with friends and enjoy the facilities and the food. Approximately 130 people signed up for the volunteer luncheon last Monday, April 29. About I IO actually attended. The others may have forgotten, or since that was the day of the “big rain,” they may have just stayed home to keep dry. Anyway, it was a very nice affair with beautifully decorated tables. Incidentally, the table decorations were from the “Rain Dance” the Center held on the Friday night before. It must have worked because we had rain on Monday. Maybe we need to schedule many more rain dances. Merman did, his usual excellent job of presenting the updat ed expansion plans and explaining the procedure for this undertaking. Once again, we challenge the membership a cd the community to help the Senior Center make this project work. We are very appreciative of the many donations that have already been made to our expansion fund. Your support is indicative of your desire to have a more workable facility and to be able to provide more services for the community. Tobin Hoffmann and Les Thom and their committee will be conducting an all-out fund-raising campaign in the very near future. It is neces-saiy for us to know the extent of funding in order to determine what other steps must be taken to bring the renovation and expansion to reality. In this month of celebration, I look back on all the seniors, and others, who made the current building possible. We called it the “Miracle on Landa Street.” It was a joint effort of people giving dollars, hours, materials, moral and physical support, and just plain old manual labor. They all had a dream and it became reality. Once again, we old-timers have a dream, and if I know New Braunfels, it will become a working miracle again. Recently, in a San Antonio publication, “Our Ageless Times” (Spring 19%), an article appears entitled “In New Braunfels, Retirement Living is Good.” There were pictures of the court house, the plaza and the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. Also, Ronni D. Hoessli interviewed Gladys Barding about the Center, in which she spoke of die pride we feel for the role retirees play in New Braunfels and, in particular, at the Senior Center. Gladys described activities and services provided by the Center. Also, you may remember that we have been written up in the National Senior Citizens’ Association Magazine as the “miracle” that happened, and it is recognized that we have one of the best senior centers in the country. We all have a lot to be proud of here, and I know that if we all work together, we can create a second miracle. I believe in miracles. I also believe that the possible may be hard to do but that die impossible is just a little harder. (Marie Dawson is a New Braunfels resident.) ,    •    I    •    ll • . — • Firm Stale Bank. Main Plaiu, New Braunfels We’re Celebrating! First State Bank has been on Main Plaza for one year and it’s been a great year! We re inviting you to come in anytime Wednesday, May 8th through Friday, May 10th and have a piece of cake and a cup of punch with us. We re giving away prizes, too! Be sure to register to win a dinner for two at Pat's Place, or a dinner for two at the Huisache Grill. The lucky winner will be announced Friday afternoon. We would like to thank all of our new customers and friends for making First State Bank’s first year on the Plaza so successful. First State Bank is an independent bank and believes in the old-fashioned style of banking. It's a style that's catching on! Come in and see us. The party's on us! FIRST STATE BANK Locally the heart of New Braunfels. 40i Main Plaza, New Braunfels. TX 78130    608-0233 Motor Bank Entrance off North Seguin Avenue Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender ;