New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Sunday, November 3, 1936 □ 5AIf you can cast a ballot, others can gain from your experience
Tuesday, Nov. 5, is Election Day. The Comal County Senior Citizens Center is pleased to offer a voting place for Precinct No. I.
It is an important day.
Please vote; it is your privilege and duty.
At this particular time, when it is so important for all people to think carefully and intelligently, to take responsibility and to redefine their values, I am reminded of one of my favorite poems from childhood.
This was a poem that my father could and did quote often.
He wanted us children to be the best we could be.
I hope we haven’t disappointed him.
There is a poem that has always had special meaning for me, but it has taken me many years to understand and to, hopefully, have accomplished some of the values and responsibilities put forth in this poem.
I read it as a child; I read it as an adult.
The message is the same.
I attribute a great deal of understanding to life experience and a great deal to the people I’ve known.
I have learned something from everyone in my life, some negative and some positive, but I like to think as we grow older we grow wiser.
I cherish the people throughout my lifetime who have helped me learn a lesson or a truism or perhaps just the ability to understand and to forgive.
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
lf you can trust yourself when all men doubt you.
But make allowances for their doubting too: lf you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in
Or being hated don 7 give way to hating,
And yet don 7 look too good, nor talk too wise;
lf you can dream — and not make * dreams your master;
lf you can think — and not make thoughts your aim, lf you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same: lf you can bear to hear the truth
8 San Antonio Locations including Rolling Oaks Mall
Can nut ba oonUnmt nth un) othw <Mm
you 've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken.
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;
lf you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never
breathe a word about your loss: lf you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
An so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Holdon!"
lf you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch, lf neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, lf all men count with you, but none
Have you given to the United Way?
CTS *7V IRA
Learn about a safe Investment that beats low bank rates, avoids probate, state Inheritance tax (where applicable) and current Income taxes. CALL NOW FOR
FREE INFORMATION OR VIDEO CASSETTE
TOLL FREE 1-800-596-3299
No cost or obligation.
Gloria Kravetz Ins. 3482 River Path San Antonio, I X 78230
Merle Norman creates
Holiday Magic. Free!
f ive gill mill | mu cl mnc id I v\ it nr until* \|crlc Norman cmiiidtr prodm'lv
Our Holiday Magic gift includes trial sizes of:
<+* LUXIVA PREVENTAGE Firming Eye Creme LUXIVA AHA Emulsion Lip Pencil Plus in Coral Rust
‘Holiday candle and cosmetic accessories not included Available only at participating Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios. Limit one per customer, while
COSMETIC STUDIOS The Place tor (he Hcjuuiul face.”
373-A Landa St. 629-1241 Mon. - Fri. 10-5:30 • Sat. 10-4
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that s in it,
And — which is more —you 'll be a Man, my son!
“IF” by Rudyard Kipling
Recently, a friend of mine comment that senior citizens are actually chronologically-gifted people.
I like that.
I proclaim that from now on all the senior citizens and Omas and Opas will be called chronologically-gifted persons.
So, what I’m saying today is all you “C-G’s” with your years of good life experience and gained wisdom, get on out there Tuesday and share it with the world.
(Marie Dawson lives in New Braunfels and writes a column on matters of interest to senior citizens.)United Way heeds community’s help to reach campaign goal of $335,000
By JOE ROGERS
Special to the Herald-Zeitung_
The United Way of Comal County is in the midst of its annual drive to raise $335,000 to help 28 agencies that help thousands of Comal County citizens each year.
As of today, contributions and pledges total $ 171,562.
We are still short of our goal and ask those of you that haven’t donated or pledged to please do so before the end of November.
The 28 agencies are:
The Adult Literacy Council, the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts of America, the Bulverde Public Library, the Bulverde Senior Center, the Bulverde/Spring
Branch Community Service Center, the Canyon Lake Action Center, Caring for Children, CASA of Central Texas, the Comal County 4-H, the Comal County Child Welfare Board, the Comal County Emergency Children s Shelter,
The Comal County Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center, the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, the Comal County Women’s Center, Comal County Youth Homemaking, the Comal County Youth Livestock Show, the Community Council of South Central Texas, the Community Service Center, the Crisis Line Drug Dependency Council, Family Outrea9h of Comal County,
Homespun, the Lone Star Girls Scout Council, Greater New Braunfels Communities in Schools, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the Salvation Army, SOS Inc.-Food Bank and Teen Connection.
lf you need a United Way brochure or pledge envelope to make a contribution to the campaign, just call 620-7760, and the staff will get it to you.
We need your help to reach our goal.
Be the “U” in Community.
Give to the United Way of Comal County.
(Joe Rogers is the executive director of the Comal County United Way.)
Courage & Dedication Get Results For South Texas And Comal County
U.S. Congress, Dish 28
★ Fought to extend the Emergency Livestock Feed Program.
★ Supporting efforts to fight community crime.
★ Fighting for veterans as a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives.
★ A leader on the National Security Committee of the House of Representatives
★ Working to prevent cuts in Medicare.
★ A strong voice for the rights of families and senior citizens.
A Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with airborne qualification • decorated for bravery in Vietnam • awarded the Purple Heart for combat wounds.
Native South Texan • graduate St. Mary's University • law degree, University of California • master's in public administration, Harvard University • master's in law, Yale University.
Early Voting: Oct. 16 - Nov. I • General Election Nov. 5
Pd. for by Tejeda for Congress Committee, L.P. Botello, Jr., Treas., P.O. Box 40517, San Antonio TX 7822