New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
6 A O Herald-Zeitung J Sunday, November 12,1995
Four local students earn trips to National Young Leaders Conference
By DENISE DZIUK
Staff WriterPumpkin Patch visit
Tammi Smith of Happy Home Child Care brought all her students to the Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church recently for some pre-Halloween fun. Pictured are: Paige Motz, Trevor Baumann, Reagan and Kaitlyn Merer, Kelsey McCoy, Dylan Ott and Jonathan Norris.
Four students from the area school districts were among the 7,000 students chosen nationwide to attend a conference in Washington D.C., where they will get to meet key figures in the news.
Chrissy Huth, from Smithson Valley High School, Melissa Pipkin and Maui Parra, from Canyon High School, and Bethany Carl, from New Braunfels High School, were among the 7,000 outstanding youth nationwide who will participate in the 20 sessions of the National Young Leaders Conference.
The sessions are spread'through out die fall, spring and summer semester.
“We receive far more applications than we select. The program is meant to educate students about their leadership potential,” said Andrew Flagel, Director of Admissions.
Junior or Seniors in high school are either nominated by a school official,
or fill out an application. The students are then chosen based on academic achievement, leadership qualities, and extra-curricular activities.
The theme of the conference is The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today. The conference involves three types of activities. The first activity is students get to meet various leaders in both the government, and die press. The second type of activities: is simulations of situations facing the government, he said.
“These are very due to life situations, in which students must go
through the same process leaders go through in resolving conflicts and making laws,” said Flagel.
Flagel said the third activity is die simple act of interacting with other students present at the conference.
“It’s a chance to see what students from across the country ire like, and see how they think,” he said.
The conference is being sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, which is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization. The Council is in its eleventh year, and has over 65,000 alumni.
StammtischWe’re MeetingThinking of starling a business?
lf you want to start a business or even are just thinking about it, then a start-up orientation might just be what you need. The session will provide you with basic start up information, including Small Business Development Center checklist for going into business, start-up financing and SBA loan application procedures, and an overview of the business plan outline. To register, call the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385.Peer counseling
The Comal County Family Women’s Center is starting group peer counseling for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Individuals who have expenenced violence in their family or have been sexually assaulted in the past are encouraged to use this opportunity to explore how these events have impacted their lives, while joining with others in the therapeutic process.
Family violence groups will be held Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at IO a.m. Sexual assault and incest survivor groups will be Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. Interested individuals can call Patty Bray at 620-7520 to set up a pre-group appointment. There is no fee for services provided through the Women’s Center.
The center is in need of donations of postage stamps, volunteers, three-nng-notebooks, digital and infant thermometers and a new sturdy
The Heritage Society of New Braunfels announces the opening of the 1995 Heritage Exhibit, Nov. 3 to 12 at the Civic Center. In keeping with this Sesquicentennial year of New Braunfels, the theme will be “1845: The Founding of New Braunfels, The Land of My Dreams.”
Admission is $3 for adults, 50 cents for ages six to 12, and children under age six are free. The exhibit is open from IO a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.Chili and slaw
American Legion Post 35 will hold a chili and stew dinner and raffle Sunday, Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 42 IO FM 482 in New Braunfels. The public is invited.Texas Bach Choir
The Arts and Entertainment Series of Texas
Lutheran College presents the Texas Bach Choir in a fun concert of humorous and varied music on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium at Texas Lutheran College. Tickets are $5; seats may be reserved. For information, call Fred Frueholz at 625-6420.Community forum
The public is invited to attend an open forum Monday, Nov. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Canyon Middle School Commons. The purpose of the forum is to give parents and patrons of CMS an opportunity to ask questions and share their comments with members of the school’s Site-Based Management Team. For information, call the Office of Public Information at 625-8081 or 885-7674.Community Chorale
Tile New Braunfels Community Chorale will have a rehearsal Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the usual place, downstairs in the Eden Home.Arthritis program *.
Physical Therapy Unlimited, Comal County Senior Citizens Center, and the South Cen-. tral Texas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will co-sponsor an ‘ Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program.” Classes begin Nov. 13, 1995 at the Senior Citizens Center and will run for five weeks. Anyone interested must preregister by calling Physical Therapy Unlimited at 625-7300.USDA commodities
The Community Council of South Central Texas will issue USDA commodities to income eligible households Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. until they run out, at the New Braunfels Christian Church.Thanksgiving fun
Each month the Landa Recreation Center hosts a special “Children’s Hour” program. This month the theme is Thanksgiving Fun. Join in for an hour of fun activities related to the first Thanksgiving feast. Activities will include crafts, stones and games. Participants must be four or five years old. The program will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Landa Recreation Center. Fee is $3 per child. Pre-registration is required. Registration will be accepted at the Parks Office until Nov. IO. For information, call 608-2167.Business mixer
The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Com
merce of Comal County and the Bavarian Village Restaurant and Biergarten invite you and a guest to an After Hours Business Networking Mixer on Nov. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. For information, call Mike Cruz at 606-1805 or Nathan Millet at 625-0815.Joy Singers
Calling all Joy Singers - rehearsals for Car-olfest 2, sponsored by the Senior Center Foundation, begin Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. The music is geared for fun singing and easy to learn expressing of the many moods of the Christmas season. Public is invited.Health Fair
La Mujer Tejana will sponsor a Health Fair Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to I p.m. at the Lone Star School Cafeteria. Among the free tests being offered are: anemia and blood sugar testing, blood pressure reading, vision testing and video otoscopy. Free flu shots will be available to the first 200 people.Craft fair
A Holiday Craft Fair will be sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church at 1147 South Walnut, across from Wal-Mart. Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Proceeds benefit Teen Connection and Peace Lutheran Church.Crop Walk
The annual crop walk, to support the millions around the world who labor to supply food and drink to the hungry and thirsty, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. On-site registration will be held at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Howard Street at 1:30 p.m.. Walk length is IO kilometers. To become a crop walker or a Crop Walk sponsor register today by completing the Crop Walk registration form and leave the form with a Crop Walk Recruiter. Local churches have received information packets. SOS Food Bank will receive one-quarter of the money raised locally-Fall Auction
The Comal County Bar and Restaurant Association will hold its fall auction Sunday, Nov. 19 from noon to midnight at Solms City Limits Bar and Grill at the comer of Solms Road and FM 482. Auction items will be accepted until Nov. 18 at the bar. Proceeds benefit the CCBRA and Comal County Women’s Shelter.Soup and rolls brunch
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual soup and rolls brunch Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Bracken Community Hall. The business meeting will be at 9:30 a.m., and will include planning for the upcoming Christmas Party and election of officers. Call Mary Lou Hen-schel at 651-6854 for information.Aggie bonfire
The Comal County A&M Club will hold a bonfire and barbecue Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. Reservations may be made by sending $7 for adults and $4 for children under IO to Kenny Franklin, 1565 Greystone, New Braunfels, TX 78132, by Nov. 21. For more information, call 629-4503 or 964-3543.
Join the park ranger for some fun and games in the November Nature’s Way program, Wings in Flight. Come to Landa Park and see the different birds of the park and learn how they fly with such ease. Learn about the migration patterns of certain birds. The program is for children ages 6 to 14. The program is Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Landa Park at picnic area #4. Fee is $4 per child. Pre-registration required and is being taken at the parks office, I IO Golf Course Road, until Nov. 28. For information, call 608-2160.
Tickets are on sale now for the New Braun-fels-Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors annual awards banquet to be held Friday, Dec. I at 7:30 p.tn. at the T-Bar M Conference Center. Tickets can be purchased for $ 17 from any social committee member or Roxi at the board office. Deadline for purchasing tickets at this price is Nov. 20. After that they go up to $20.
Quarter Moon Christmas
Make your plans to join in the Christmas party hosted by Quarter Moon. The evening begins with dinner at 6 p.m. to include ribeye steak or chicken and all the trimmings. Following dinner, door prizes will be drawn, including a trip for two to Las Vegas. Quarter Moon will take the stage at 9 p.m. and dancing continues until 12:30 a.m. The party will be at the Wursthalle. Advance tickets will be sold until Dec. I for $20 by calling Kirk at 303-4306, or 372-1295 or Terry at 629-0572. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at Ryan’s Steak House. All members are reminded to bring a new gift item for the silent auction.
The November meeting of King’s Lynn Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire will be held Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at 143 Skytrail Drive, New Braunfels. Hostess Ann Chambers. Refreshments will be served.
The Captain James Jack Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will have its monthly meeting Nov. 13 at the Education Building, 430 W. Mill St. The meeting will begin with a social at 9:30 arn Hostesses: Peggy Edwards and Mary Warren. Speaker: Virginia Ming. Guests and prospective members invited.
The Past Presidents of the Eagles Auxiliary
will meet at Oma’s Haus Monday, Nov. 13.
Children and adults with attention deficit disorder will hold an organizational meeting of the New Braunfels Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder chapter on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church on Loop 337. For information, call Karen Owens at 629-2033.
The Canyon Lake Retired Teachers will have their regular mooting Nov. 13 at 9:30 am at the Rio
Raft Conference, located one quarter mile east of Sattler on River Road. This meeting is set earlier than usual because of Thanksgiving holidays. Michael Lehr, executive director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association of Austin will be the special guest speaker.
The regular meeting of the Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post 35 and Auxiliary wi be held on Nov. 14. Meeting place is the Post Home, at 4210 FM 482 on Solms Road Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 625-5535.
The Green Thumb Garden Club wa meet Nov. 14 at 10 am., in the home of Gerry Wink - co-host-ess Carol Case. The program will be presented by Joe Taylor, county extension agent, on red hot chili peppers.
The William Hightower Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, wtf meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn. Wives are invited to attend. Speaker, Mis. J.O. Myter, genealogist for the new San Antonio pubic ixary, wa give an overview of the new research facility. In addition, Special Agent Marshall Littleton of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, will be awarded the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal.
The New Braunfels High School Band Boosters wa meet Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the NBHS band hall. The executive board wa meet prior to the regular meeting at 6:45 pm. Al those interested in supporting the NBHS band program are invited.Military Notes
■ Captain Homer Jackson Moore Jr., MC, USN, a higb-ranlring medical officer serving on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, is planning to move to the Comal County area soon where several of his relatives already reside.
Capt Moore, currently assigned as senior medical officer for USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), has received his second COM-NAVAIRPAC Blue “M” award for best carrier medical department and earned his third Sea Service ribbon and second Battle “E” award. He concurrently served as Joint Task Force Surgeon for exercise Tandem Thrust ‘95.
Capt. Moore has served with exceptional distinction as neurologist, teacher, surface warfare medical department officer, aircraft carrier senior medical officer and naval flight surgeon.
Capt. Moore conducted research in high pressure neurophysiology, performed extensive work for experimental hydrogen diving procedures and completed the Ant full protocol for hydrogen research at Naval Medical Research Institute. He also initiated novel studies in comparative neurophysiology of deep-diving mammals as relevant to the problem of decompression illness and high-pressure nervous syndrome in human divan.
Capt Moore’s graduMe studies in experimental psychology at the University of Wast Florida in Pensacola allowed him to
work on a thesis on vestibular psychophysics. There he designed the Visual-Vestibular Interaction Test for Motion Sickness susceptibility, which is still in use at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
His subsequent work at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute as a staff neurologist earned him numerous Golden Apple teaching awards. As senior medical officer and medical department head aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during Operation Praying Mantis in 1988, he was responsible for the Navy’s largest radiation health program and for the only forward-deployed afloat surgical hospital during hostile fire against Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf.
■ Brandon J. Felton, of New Braunfels, son of Jack and Jackie Sager, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy for guaranteed training in the Navy’s Radioman program.
Brandon enlisted under the Delayed Entry Program, and will report to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IU., in Jan. 19% for active duty, where he will undergo basic training.
Upon completion of basic training, Brandon will begin 13 weeks of schooling at San Diego, Calif., in the Radioman field. Radiomen operate radiotelephones and radioteletypes, prepare messages for international and domestic commercial tele
graph, in addition to sending and receiving messages via the Navy system. After successfully completing school, he could be assigned to any one of the Navy’s duty stations around the world.
■ Air Force Cadet Jeffrey W. Nelson
has been placed on the Dean’s List at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., for academic excellence with a 3.0 or better grade-point average at the end of the semester. Nelson is the son of Ellen J. Lesh, of Calif., and Wayne E. Nelson, of Canyon Lake, Texas.
■ Jason E. O’Brien has been officially accepted as a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., as a member of the 1999 graduating class. The cadet’s acceptance marked the end of completion of six weeks of basic cadet training which included military courtesies and customs and daily testing of their physical endurance and mental strength.
With their acceptance in the academy, the new cadets embark upon a 4-year journey toward graduation to receive a bachelor of science degree and a commission in the Air Force as a second lieutenant.
O’Brien is the son of Jim M. and Jeane E. O’Brien, of Canyon Lake and is a 1995 graduate of Smithson Valley High School.
Sharon Buat of Hoohhafan Prado Insurance presents a chack for $800 to Trich Wyatt of Project KISS. Hochhaim Prado Insurance Company has now bean added to Project KISS 'Winning Metals for Children' sponsorship program. The donation puts the company at the Platinum Laval.