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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas A.1 Herald Z e i t u n g I New moms can take to heart wise advice for rearing children Pfeople 1997 COIA Queen Candidates r DEAR READERS: Today aa • Mother** Day, many I take this '.opportunity to extend ny .congratulations mod good wishes ;to ny reader*. For those of you -who are just starting out on the •adventure of motherhood, I would llifce to share a prayer that was britten by the late Dr. Gary C. Myers, the founder of "Highliglits for Children,** a wholesone, educational monthly magazine. It •summarizes beautifully what all of .us, need to remember. A PARENT’S PRAYER ; Oh, heavenly Father, make me a hotter parent. Help me to understand rfly children, to listen patiently to what they have to say and to answer all! their questions kindly. Keep me Adm interrupting them, talking back to them and contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would be have them be to me . Give (ne the courage to confess my sins against my children and ask their ftigiveness when I know that I have done wrong. :#4ayl not vainly hurt the feelings of my children. Forbid that I should brugh at their mistakes, or resort to 3hame and ridicule as punishment. Let me not tempt a child to lie or steal. So guide me hour by hour that V may demonstrate by all I say and doThat bofcbsfy produces happiness. -Reduce, I pray, the meanness in piq, May I cease to nag, and when I aor out of sorts, help me, Oh Lord, to h&ld my tongue. Blind me to the faftie errors of my children and help me to see the good things that they (to Give me a ready word for honest praise. • Help me to treat my children as those of their own age, but let me not exact of them the judgments and conventions of adults. Allow me not rob them of the opportunity to wait upon themselves, to think, to choose, and to make their own decisions. •Forbid that I should ever punish them for my selfish satisfaction. May Igrant them all their wishes that are reasonable and have the courage Always to withhold a privilege which hknow will do them no harm. •Make me so fair and just, so oi$isiderate and companionable to my children that they will have gimuine esteem for me. Fit me to be l{wed and imitated by my children. With all thy gifts, God, do give me cooniness and poise and self-control. Readers, I am often asked the significance of wearing a red carnation on Mother’s Day. A red cirnation Is worn to signify that oQe’s mother is living. A white carnation signifies that one’s mother is deceased. •I'herc should also be an Ufimtifying flower worn by those northers who chose motherhood by rearing a foster child or stepchild. •Aod a special place in heaven audits those mothers who choose a physically or mentally challenged c(Md, knowing that he or she has npi only special needs but also rfgulres a super-abundance of log*, understanding and patience. MaHnda Aguirre Now Braunfels High School daughter of Atocia Aguirre The Comal Independent Mens Association will be sponsoring their 25th Annual Fiesta Mexicans Friday and Saturday at the Wursthalle in Landa Park. Nicole Garcia Canyon High School daughter of Bobby and Libby Garcia Proceeds from the event go to scholarship funds and other community projects. One of the highlights of the vent is the Queen’s Coronation scheduled Sarah Gutierrez Canyon High School daughter of Victor and Mary Gutierrez for IO p.m. Saturday. This year for ClMA’s silver anniversary, queens from 1985 to 1996 will be special guests assisting with this year’s queen coronation. Fiesta Mexicana April Luna New Braunfels High School daughter of Ben and Goya Castilleja begins Friday with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. and a dance featuring the Tejano award-winning group, La Tropa F., from 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday’s events begin with a free People Rennert World Travel is pleased to announce that the Rennert's New Braunfels office recently won a company-wide sales contest. As a result, the entire office enjoyed a weekend trip to New York City and took in all the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Rennert World Travel vicepresident Judy Thompson, along with Cheryl Boldt, Teresa Berger, Teri Simon, Nancy Cromer and Judy Young planned a weeke »d full of shopping, museums, restaurant, a Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island and took in the musical “Victor, Victoria” starring Julie Andrews. The group even squeezed in a quick trip to FAO Schwarz Toy Store before heading to the airport to board their American Airlines flight home. Congratulations to the Rennert’s New Braunfels office for being the top sales offing within \hq.nipe Rennert WorhtTrSvefOfTices. • Allstate Insurance Co. announced today that New Braunfels agent Lonnie McCown has been recognized as a Premier Service Agency (PSA). Allstate’s PSA program recognizes agents who have exceeded company standards in terms of customer service and satisfaction, and provides that agents’ customers with 24-hour service. “It’s a real honor to be recognized by Allstate and the    New Braunfels community,” McCown said. “The PSA program is designed with the customer in mind. My PSA designation will benefit my agency, and even more importantly, my customers.” McCown began his career with Allstate in Corpus Christi in 1970. For the last 16 years he was the agency manager in a large office in McAllen, before moving to New Braunfels and opening the new office in The Oaks, at the Comer of Walnut and Loop 337. During that time he won many industry awards and national sales awards. New Braunfels Masonic Lodge Number 1109, AF & AM presented the 1997 Community Builder Award to Iris T. Schumann on May 6 at the Masonic Lodge in San Antonio. Schumann is an outstanding member of the countless groups of individuals who possess a spirit of devotion to service to fellow citizens to the improvement of this world in which we live. She was recognized by the New Braunfels Masons for her use of the highest moral and ethical precepts and her contributions and sacrifices to build a Lonnie McCown better community. Mazda Motor of America Inc. (MMA) has just announced that World Car Mazda of New Braunfels has earned the Mazda “President’s Award of Honor” for 1996. The annual award is" given to Mazda dealerships that achieve special distinction in serving their customers. “This award was created to recognize those Mazda dealerships that achieve the highest levels of customer service,* said George McCabe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MMA. “The automotive industry is a highly competitive one, and we want to honor those dealerships that are creating satisfied Mazda owners. Satisfied owners become loyal, repeat buyers and in today’s market, that is the cornerstone of our business.” The 1996 “President’s Award of Honor” is presented to dealerships with personnel who have clearly demonstrated their ability to provide customers with an outstanding ownership experience—from new car sales to trade-ins. The Mazda “President’s Award of Honor” is awarded to the top 25 dealerships, in each of four sales volume categories. Dealers must retail a minimum of 120 units in a given year to be eligible for the award. Mazda has approximately 900 dealerships nationwide. Peggy Brisgill was recently awarded the Alumni Achiever Award from Southwest Texas State University. The award is part of Southwest Texas State’s 25th anniversary celebration. Mrs. Brisgill is the administrator at Colonial Manor Care Center. Her accomplishments at the center include the development of The Courtyard (an Alzheimer’s unit) and overseeing the total refurbishment of the center. Mrs. Brisgill’s purpose at CMCO continues to be to lead a strong, caring oriented staff dedicated in providing a vital service to New Braunfels’ senior citizens. She graduated from SWT’s health administration school in 1987. This week’s KGNB Hometown Hero feature, Brisgill’s alumni peers noted her to have demonstrated personal and professional achievement of such integrity and ability that it motivated others in her field. Her role as a preceptor for future administrators in long term Deep appreciation Photo submitted Texas Attorney General Dan Morales presents a certificate of appreciation to New Braunfels city attorney Jacqueline Cullom for her service to Texas as a member of the OAG Municipal Advisory Committee. Peggy Brisgill care is just one example of her dedication to the elderly of our community and others. A Rotarian, Brisgill is a member of the Christian Women’s Club. Bride-elect Shannon EfTenberger and her fiance Jack Myers, were honored Saturday evening with a couples wine shower and dinner party. Guests in attendance were Kevin and Shealynn Korpi of New Braunfels, Scott and Elizabeth Hanna of Austin, Erin Oliphant of College Station and Ginger Effcnberger, mother of the bride. The hosts were Gary and Cindy Weise and their daughter, Ashley. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with wine, food and lots of laughter. Two Comal Independent School District seniors were honored with selection as National Hispanic Scholars. James McKnight, of Smithson Valley High School, and Jennifer Cinders, of Canyon High School, were among the top 4,000 students, of the 118,000 students competing nationally for this recognition. The Naitonal Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school juniors, and identifies academically well-prepared Hispanic high school juniors for post secondary institutions. “This was a surprise. I wasn’t expecting this,” said McKnight, who has his sights set on architectural engineering. McKnight hopes the recognition will help him earn scholarships. He is considering attending Washington Univerisity in St. Louis and the University of Southern California. He is the son of Danny and Amelia McKnight of Boerne. Cinders was pleased with her new honor as well. “I’m proud that I made it into the top 4,000,” she said. Cinders said she wants to stay in Texas at least for her first year in college, and is considering St. Edwards University in Austin and Texas Lutheran University. She said she would like to be a teacher at the university level and would want to get her Ph.D. Cinders is the daughter of Jan and Esther Cinders of New Braunfels. The United States Achievement Academy announced that Amy Tilton from Seguin has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA Tilton, who attends Navarro High School, was nominated for this national award by her counselor Ben Maria Rhrera New Braunfels High School daughter of Vicky Rivera dance featuring Monica y Grupo Fuerte from 8 p.m. to midnight. Following the Queen’s Coronation at IO p.m., a raffle drawing for a trip for two to Las Vegas will be held. Coulston. Tilton will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. The Academy selects All-American Scholars upon the exclusive recommendation by teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors. Once awarded, the students may be recognized by the USAA for other honors. Tilton is the daughter of Jerry and Colleen Tilton from Seguin. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tilton of Fayetteville, Aik. and Mrs. Willadean Risky of Lead Hill, Ark. Rudy Soliz, a 1966 graduate of New Bnianfels High School received his doctoral decree in Human Resources Development from Texas A&M University on May 9, 1997. Dr. Soliz is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. His dissertation was titled “Variables That Influence Corporations Who Recruit at Texas A&M Univeristy In Their Decisions to Provide Philanthropic Gifts to the University.” Dr. Soliz is a college administrator with the Houston Community College System. His philanthropic work with the Houston Community College System has generaged funding for student academic scholarships. He has presented papers on retention at national conferences in Tempe, Arizona and San Antonio. Dr. Soliz has an undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s Degree from Ball State University. Catholic Life Insurance, the nation’s 10th largest fraternal benefit society, has joined the IO million member National Fraternal Congress of America (NFCA) in a month-long tribute to Fraternal Insurance Counsellors (FICs). Kenneth Fey, FIC of New Braunfels is one of 8,000 professionals nationwide and 67 Catholic Life Insurance representatives that will be honored during the national celebration. “Fraternal Insurance Counsellors are the heart of our fraternal benefit societies,” said NFCA President James R. Opie. “In the course of their work, they must maintain the very highest professional standards and must keep up-to-date on industry trends, new products and pursue individual excellence through education. It is for this reason I wholeheartedly honor this professional group.” Since the first FIC was awarded in 1937, the privilege of putting these three letters behind one’s name has been a hallmark of professionalism for field and home office fraternal life insurance representatives. frhank You! • Gracias! -    CISD District I +for your vote and your support In the May 3rd election for school board trustee Dora Lara Gonzales Paid for by the committee to elect Dora Gonzales, Mayo Zamora, treasurer $25.00 SPECIAL Senior Citizens Cleaning Service (must be 65 years or older)    * $25 Once a month general , houae cleaning diacounted to (any hmm** up to 2000 aq. ft.) * We will Vacuum, Dtfst and Move turn., Bathrooms, Kitchen, Change sheets on beds, Ceiling fans, Blinds, Baseboards, Windows, Cobwebs, Etc. J people per job KAN KLEEN CO. 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