New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, November 14 1991
Club notesDear AbbyPreceptor Rho Chapter
The October meeting of the Preceptor Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was held at the home of Charlene Fischer. Co-hostesses were Janie Remmler and Connie Reynolds.
An interesting program, “Palmistry: The Art of Reading Palms,” was presented by Janie Remmler and Connie Reynolds. Members enjoyed a Halloween exchange.
The next meeting will be at the home of Jean Dorbandt Nov. ll at 7:30. Members are to donate canned goods for the Food Bank and a book for the exchange.
—Connie ReynoldsEagles Auxillary
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary had a business meeting Nov. 5. Betty Solomonn, president, presided with nine officers present.
Balloting was held on two candidates, who will be initiated at a later date.
It was reported that five members were in the hospital, and all were recovering. The nursing home reported they would visit the members on Nov. 20. They visited 24 and gave each a cupcake for Halloween.
It was voted on to have the Christmas Party Dec. 17 with officers as hostesses. Exchange of gifts of $3 or more will be held for those wishing to participate.
The joint Christmas Party with the Aerie will be Dec. 15. Members are reminded to send in the reservation forms in the November newsletter. DceDce Young is chairman.
Carol Dietel attended the Girl Scout function and got a certificate for the donation the auxiliary gave and also thanked the 4-H youth for the style show at the membership party.
The Aerie officers and wives are invited for the State President’s visit Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
—Hannah RowoldNewcomers Club
The November meeting of the New Braunfels Newcomers Club was held in the new Senior Citizens Center on Landa Street. President Jean Cooney opened with the club prayer and pledge to the flag.
Announcements were made that the November trip to Lost Maples has been Canceled, but members are urged to visit the Heritage Exhibit at the Civic Center.
Plans for the Christmas Dinner Dance to be held Dec. IO at the American Legion Hall were discussed. The charge will be $13 per person with food by Clear Springs Catering and music for dancing by The Seven Dutchmen.
The next meeting will be Jan. 7, followed by a Mexican Fiesta and Bingo fund raiser at the Senior Citizens Center on Jan. 23.
President Cooney read an inspiring
Worried wife asks man to slow down for health
Noon Lions Club members, from left, Johnny Rodriguez, Dave Hochanadel, Paul Hammaker and Robert West begin to regret entering a jalapeno-eating contest during a recent meeting.
peom titled “Precious Present" before introducing the guest speaker, Elizabeth Ivy, daughter of Manard and Susan Ivy, who presented an interesting slide show and talk about her recent trip to Russia, sponsored by the Texas Conference of Churches.
She was impressed by the Russian people’s desire for religious freedom and their pleasure in receiving gifts of Bibles from the young people from the United States.
Newcomers Club Marathon Bridge winners for November are: first, Mary Fleener and Allyne Fuller, second, Liz Purcell and Lucille Taliaferro; and third, Jean Cooney and Neva Wagner. Newcomers Men Bridge winners for November are: first, Paul Ohls; second, Bink Goodrich; third. John Kenagy; fourth, Charlie Mayes; and fifth, Roland Boc nig.
—Polly Johnson and Audrey GeorgeKlwanls Club
Susan Milton from Hospice was the guest speaker at the Nov. 7 meeting. She informed the group of the many ways Hospice helps the community. Their job is to assist individuals with acceptance of dying — emotionally, physically and physiologically.
They address fears and anxiety in the individuals and their families. The Hospice also guides the terminally ill through the choices they have in advance, such as living wills. She also thanked the local support of the *tftrited Way for funding many of their projects.
The Kiwanis group discussed the flag project. Ray Ebert and Ralph Reed have completed installation of new flags to replace old and tom ones. Any resident interested in a flag for
their yard on holidays or for more information about the Kiwanis Cub should contact Angelia Beene at 629-2265 or Bill Bell at 625-6945.
—Angelia BeeneSchaefer reunion
Approximately 369 descendants and guests of the Carl and Elisabeth Schaefer family were in attendance for the 11th reunion of the Schaefer family at the Sangerhalle Nov. 3.
The Rev. Emil Hierholzer of Kilgore gave the grace at the noon meal, and EJ. Hierholzer of Floresville was the master of ceremonies.
A memorial service was held for the following: from the Johann Carl Schaefer family — Danny Brandt, Micah Allan, Luke David and Daniel James Miller, Mrs. Elsie Engelmann and Ida Ritterman; from the Phillip Schaefer family — Edwin Zucrcher, Max Weber and Roland Behreni; from the Friedrich Schaefer family — Michael Long and Hadie Noll Ketchum; and from the Annie Sophia Mutschler family—H.C. Brewer.
The following were recognized: oldest female — Caroline Schaefer, 94; oldest man — William Bludon, 86; youngest boy — Howard Seekatz, 3; youngest girl — Sara Crone, 6; longest married — Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schaefer, 54 years; shortest married — Mr. and Mrs. Billy Kleen, nine years; coming the longest distance — Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Waller, Cool, Calif.
—Melinda BirdsongTexas Laureate Upsilon
Texas Laureate Upsilon Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. ll at the home of Jean Prochazka.
Linda Dietert received the ritual of Jewels and was welcomed into the chapter.
The Christmas Party will be held at the Smokehouse at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. Afterwards, members will go to Diane Martin’s for coffee and dessert and to exchange Christmas gifts.
The Annual Garage Sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon Nov. 16 at Dcanie Chollett's garage. Workers are asked to be there at 7:30 a .rn.
Everyone was asked to bring food for the S.O.S. food bank to the January meeting.
After the meeting the members made napkin rings for the hospital to use during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
—Jean ProchazkaAmerican Legion Auxillary
The Ladies Auxiliary to the American Legion, Unit No. 179, met Nov. 7 with Della Talbott, president, calling the meeting to order.
Ardith Mueller, community service chairman, encouraged all to fly their flags on Veteran’s Day. Dorissc Krueger, girl state chairman, reported that Girl State Citizen Denise Cordova made “Who’s Who in High School.”
A resolution was read to endorse Sammy Kail, 14th District vice president, for 1992-94 14th District president. Barbara Korcenick, 14th District president, was endorsed for 3rd Division president at the Bishop Convention.
A Toy Shower will be held at the December meeting for the Children’s Emergency Shelter. All members arc asked to bring a toy.Activities
Thursday, Nov. 14
• Mens Garden Club of New Brcuufels is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria Bank and Trust North Building, 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Bob Webster of the San Antonio Orchid Society will present a program on growing orchids. Visitors will be welcome.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. at 1142 Eikel. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• Parenting program Parents Positive Practical Approach to Children begins at 7 p.m. rt Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio St. The program is open to coup!?*, single parents, church and other organizations. Call 629-6571.
• Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2999 conducts Bingo at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 257 E. South St.
• New Braunfels Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing In America meets at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Visitors welcome.
• Knights of Columbus business meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the council hall.
• Comal County Community Band rehearses at 7:30 p.m. at the Canyon High School band hall. Call 625-8081 or 512/885-7674.
• Co-Dependents Anonymous of Canyon Lake will meet at 8 pin. at St. Andrews Lutheran Church activity center.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at 361 W. San Antonio St. on the second floor. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
Friday, Nov. IS
• National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 666 will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Cit!-sens Center, 665 Landa, for a program on the Retired Senior Volunteer Program community service program. Visitors are welcome.
• New Braunfels Woodcarvers meets from 12:30-4 pin. at the new Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa St. Call 629-1161.
• VFW Post HIO, 600 Peace Ave., is the place for bingo at 7 pm.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 8 pm. and 10:30 pm. at 1142 Eikel. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• Al-Anon meets at 1142 Eikel at 7 pm. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• New Braunfels Co-Dependents Anonymous meets at 8 pm. at 894 Loop 337 North at Garden Park Center. Call 625-2125 or 620-7511.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 pm. at 361 W. San Antonio St. on the second floor. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
Saturday, Nov. 16
• The CISD Tax Payers Association invites concerned taxpayers in the Comal Independent School District to a meeting scheduled for 2 pm. in the Saltier VFW Hall, located on FM2673 and River Road. The topic of the meeting will be obtaining signatures for the group’s petition for an election to allow registered CISD voters to vote for or against a property tax rollback. For more information, call 620-3032 and leave a message.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 pm. at 1142 Eikel. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• Parenting program, Parent's Positive Practical Approach to Children begins at 10:30 am. at Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio St. The program is open to couples, single parents, church and other organizations. Call 629-6571.
• Comal County Satellite Support Group — dedicated to human growth — meets at 1:30 pm. at the Oarza Street classroom, across from McKenna Memorial Hospital.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 pm. at 361W. San Antonio St. on the second floor. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
Sunday Nov. 17
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at ll am. and 8 pm. at 1142 Eikel. Women's group meets at 4 pm. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• New Braunfels Elks Lodge 02279 sponsors a dance at the lodge at 353 S. Seguin Ave. from 6-10 pm.
• Spring Branch Sons of Nermann will meet at 2:30 pm. for a regular meeting and election of officers. Stew
DEAR ABBY: My husband underwent multiple bypass surgery a year ago, and he’s rapidly frilling back into his old habits of working too long and too strenuously. I’m afraid he is soon going to be back to the state of health he was in when he got that heart attack.
He is in his late 50s and is still a workaholic. He is holding down two full-time jobs and, being the perfectionist he is, he tries to excel at both. Forget exercise. He has a stationary bicycle at the foot of his bed that he’s had for two years, and it’s as good as new.
The reason I’m writing is that some of my friends have told me that you had a poem in your column titled “Slow Me Down, Lord,” and I would like to get a copy so I can have it blown up and framed and hung over his desk. He has promised that if I get it for him, he will read it every day and try to slow down. Please?
“SKEETER” IN SOUTH CAROLINA
DEAR “SKEETER”: The poem was written by Wilferd A. Peterson, and I hope your husband can slow down long enough to read it. And here it is:
SLOW ME DOWN, LORD
Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind.
Steady my harried pace
With a vision of the eternal reach of time.
Amidst the confusions of my day,
The calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves
With the soothing music of the sighing streams
That live in my memory.
Help me to know The magical resoling power of sleep.
Teach me the art Of taking minute vacations of slowing down to look at a flower;
To chat with an old friend or to make a new one;
To pat a stray dog;
To watch a spider build a web; To smile at a child;
Or to read a few lines from a good book.
Remind me each day That the race is not always to the swift;
That there is more to life than increasing its speed.
Let me look upward Into the branches of the towering oak
And know that it grew slowly and well.
Slow me down, Lord,
And inspire me to send my roots deep
Into the soil of life's enduring values
That I may grow toward the stars
Of my greater destiny.
Oratorical contest is open to students
New Braunfels-area high school students have been invited by American Legion Comal Post No. 179 to compete for college scholarships in the annual National Oratorical Contest, said Hugh Talbott, project chairman.
For more information, call the post at 625-0179, the New Braunfels High
School office at 625-6271, Talbott at 625-1472 or Chairman Cecil Konkel at 625-6694.
District competition is scheduled for Jan. ll in Seguin. Students will present 8-10 minutes of prepared oration on the U.S. Constitution and the duties of citizens to the government.
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will be served after the meeting.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 pin. at 361W. San Antonio St. on the second floor. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
Monday, Nov. IS
• New Braunfels Republican Women's Club is scheduled to meet at 9:30 un. at the Victoria Bank and Trust North Building, 1000 N. Walnut Ave., for a general business meeting and a report on the state Republican Women’s convention.
• New Braunfels Co-Dependents Anonymous meets at noon at 894 Loop 337 North at Oarden Park Center. Call 625-2125 or 620-7511.
• Cancer Support Group meets from 1:30-3 p.m. at Victoria Bank and Trust North Building, 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Call Susan Hilton at 625-7500.
• Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7 pin. at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 pin. at 1142 Eikel. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• Al-Anon meets at 1142 Eikel at 8 Pin. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 pin. at 361 W. San Antonio St. on the second floor. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
• New Braunfels Garden Club it scheduled to meet at 2 pin. in the home of Becky Johnson, 19 Mission Drive. The Comal Flower Shop will present a program on holiday arrangements.
• Fraternal Order af Eagles Auxillary is scheduled to meet at 6 pm. at Eagles Hall for a birthday supper honoring State Madam President Helen Waxier and all members with birthdays in September, October and November.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. at 1142 Eikel. Call 620-4354 or 625-0057.
• American Association af Retired Persons meets at the Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa. Coffee and refreshments at 9 arn. Regular meeting at 9:30 am.
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