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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas GOODFORYOU Photo submitted Deborah Geng. Geog honored as EXCEL Teacher of the Year Deborah Geng, an elementary teacher in the Comal Independent School District for the past 25 years, is the district’s KENS5 ExCEL Teacher of the Year. As a result, Geng receives $1,000 from the San Antonio Federal Credit Union and KENS5. She also receives a golden apple trophy and her story will be told today on KENS5. Geng spent her first year as a third-grade teacher at Frazier Elementary in the district. Ever since then she has been a special education inclusion and resource teacher at Goodwin Primary. Over the years, Geng has taught special needs students with learning disabilities, deafness, blindness, ADHD, emotional disturbances, autism, mental challenges, cerebral palsy and seizures. She helps teachers design their classrooms for mul-tisensory learning abilities so that all students can learn in a regular education environment. Principal Betsy Nash described Geng as a problem-solver, adviser to other teachers, and a model teacher. Nash said others really value Geng’s wisdom and calming demeanor. Nash said Geng is always doing what s best for kids. She knows the families, not just the children. She finds the needs of each child, addresses them, helps other teachers address them, and celebrates their successes. Her day is spent in various regular education classrooms at Goodwin helping special needs children be successful in a regular education environment. There were nine other Comal ISD schools that nominated teachers for the KENS5 ExCEL Teacher of the Year Award. Those teachers are Becky Stitch of Comal Elementary; Celia Barragan of Canyon Intermediate; Tamera Tidwell of Adon Seay Intermediate; Tamera King of Rebecca Creek Elementary; Whitney Gray of Frazier Elementary; Daphne Terrell of Mountain Valley School; Cheryl Schmidt of Hoffmann Lane Elementary; Kim barlow of Bill Brown Elementary; and Susan Dawson of Specht Elementary. Birthdays/Anniversaries HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: ■ Almice Guenther ■ Unice Olsten ■ Lana Cole ■ Brook and Madison Brotze THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005 DAILY _ PLANNER COMINGSUNDAY Section B American Profile Waker Craniate remains the most trusted man in America for commitment to delivering the truth. liiHTiian/Ja# MV *mk .iii' I A i if, -‘4 Herald-Zeitung To have your event publicized, contact Melissa McCaghren at 625-9144, ext, 222, or by e-mail at [email protected] com TODAY S EVENTS CLUBS Noon Lions Club Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Senior citizens center New Braunfels Elks Lodge Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Elks Lodge, 353 S. Seguin St. Eagles Auxiliary Time: 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. You should know: Quilting session. Craft workshop for Wurstfest will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: Marsha Kiesling, 625-2734 Kiwanis Club Time: Noon Location: Live Oak Grill You should know: Individuals interested in joining are encouraged to attend. Information: Al Beckley, 830-899-4737 New Braunfels Women's Chamber of Commerce Time: 11:30 a.m. Location:The Gristmill Grill You should know: Topic is the McKenna System and what they can do for you. Cost: $15. Information: [email protected] or 627-1575 La Leche League of New Braunfels Time: 10 a.m. Location: Family Birth Center, 662 Comal Ave. What you should know: New meeting location and day. La Leche League provides support, information and education to breastfeeding mothers. Information: 626-8955 COMMUNITY Alcoholics Anonymous — Smoke-Free Time: 7 p.m. Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 138 W. Austin St. Smoke-free bingo Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Location: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 257 E. South St. You should know: No reservations required; adults only. Cost: $6 per person minimum Cancer Support Group Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location:The Center for Cancer Care, 1304 Wonder World Drive, Photo courtesy Sarah Beal, Arrowhead Films DON'T MISS IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLADE The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 71 IO presents two showings of “In the Shadow of the Blade" Saturday at the Brauntex Theatre. The Showtimes are at I and 6 p.m. The movie is about a journey of a Vietnam War Huey Helicopter. General admission tickets are $15. For information, visit San Marcos You should know: New support group for cancer patients, cancer survivors, family and friends led by master-level licensed professional counselor. Information: (512) 396-2500 Autism/PDD Support Group for Moms Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: New Braunfels Public Library Information: 620-0528 Bavarian Manor Fall Health Information Fair Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Location: 614 Bavarian Drive You should know: Local service agencies will provide health information to the community. Diabetic screenings will be available, and the fire department will do a program on extinguishers. Information: 608-0303 MOPS Time: 6:45 p.m. Location: First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio You should know: A nonprofit, nondenominational Christian support group for mothers who are expecting a baby or have a child under the age of 6, designed to nurture moms through informative presentations, sharing a meal and providing opportunities for friendship, creative activities, quality children's programs and volun-teerism. Free, on-site childcare provided. Information:Traci Owens, 606-2599; or The Pilot Club Wineless Cheese Party Time: 2 p.m. Location: GVTC Auditorium, 26101 FM 3159 You should know: Fund-raiser for the Pilots of Canyon Lake. Tickets for the musical comedy “The Sinner Who Came to Dinner" and smorgasbord of food and beverage can be purchased at Tye Preston Memorial Library, Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, China-n-Things, and club members. Proceeds benefit the children's summer reading program at the library and other Pilot outreach projects. Information: (830) 899-6028 Blood Drive Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location:The Scooter Store, 1650 Independence Information: (210) 731-5555 District 6 Town Hall Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Landa Haus, Landa Park You should know: Councilmember-elect Ken Valentine will address the Walnut Avenue congestion and proposed widening, and the $100,000 discretionary budget allocation. Films at the Library Time: 7 p.m. Location: New Braunfels Public Library You should know: "Le Grand Voyage," a French with English subtitles movie, will be shown. It's about a young man who is driving his father across Europe to Mecca. Refreshments served. Information: 608-2150 Tech Thursday Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Scores Sports Bar You should know: Texas Tech Alumni Happy Hour Enzymes for Life seminar Time: 7 p.m. Location: For the Health of It, 20630 Texas 46 No. 110, Spring Branch, across from H-E-B and Chicki's Coffee Shop. You should know: Seminar presented by Larry A. Hutchins. Free to the public and no reservations required. REMINDERS DON'T FORGET Post Wurstfest Dinner/Dance Date: Friday Time: 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. dance Location: Comal Senior Center You should know: Dinner and dance. Sally Carlson and the Best Friends Bank will provide entertainment Cost: Dinner and Dance $15, dance only $6. New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild Date: Saturday Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon Location: New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard St. You should know: International quilt maker Roberta Horton will share tips on Scrap Quilts — The Art of Making Do. Information: Flo Bateman, (830) 935-2255 Holiday Craft Show Date: Saturday Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Hoffmann Lane Elementary School, 4600 FM 306 You should know: Get a start on your holiday shopping. Free admission. Information: (830) 221-2507 WEATHER Updated forecasts: Type “city, state" or zip code into space provided and click "go" button. TEXAS FORECAST ~ CLICK TODAY Sunny Hi: 63 Low: 38 Friday Mostly doudy Hi: 59 Low: 40 Saturday Mostly sunny Hi: 70 Low: 43 Sunday Moslty sunny Hi: 73 Low: 44 Monday Mostly sunny Hi: 75 Low: 45 Forecast for Thursday, Nov. 17 CHy/Rsgkm High | Low tamps BY THE NUMBERS Amarillo 57*|22° Wichita FaHa 62* | 30* Midland 50° | 32* rn • El Paso 66° | 31° Austin 63° I 29° SUN and MOON inrise today 6:58 a.m. inset today 5:37 p.m. MOON PHASES 1 lf New 12/01 I 1st qtr. 12/08 Full 12/15 POLLEN COUNTS Mold Pigweed Mt. Ceder Ragweed Moderate Absent Moderate Moderate COASTAL FORECAST Port Aransas: Mostly sunny with northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. High in mid-60s. It will be mostly clear tonight with east winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast late. Low in lower 40s inland, upper 40s coast. IN COMAL COUNTY Highs/lows_11/15 Canyon Dam    76/37 New Braunfels Airport    80/52 Rainfall    11/15    Month Canyon Dam    0    0.06 New Braunfels    0    Trace Water Flow 11/16 Change Edwards Aquifer 677.8    +0.01 J-17 Well 678.7    0 Comal River    365    0 cubic ft/second Canyon Dam 11/16 Change Inflow    155    +2 cubic ft/second Outflow 116    +4.0 cubic ft/second Lake level 907.23    -0.04 feet above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report    11/16 Surface water    6.515 million gallons Well level    2.077 million gallons ACROSS TEXAS as of 8 a m. Wednesday City/ Hi/ Lo/ Pre/ Otlk Amarillo/41/15//Clr Austin/81/41//Clr Dallas-Ft Worth/70/36//Clr El Paso/66/36//Clr Houston/87/46/.98/Clr Lubbock/50/21//Clr San Antonio/81/43//Clr ACROSS THE NATION as of 8 a m. Wednesday CityI Hi/ Lo/ Pre/ Otlk Albuquerque/5Q/26//Clr Atl a nta/77/65/.32/Ra i n Balti more/69/63//Rai n Boston/50/45/.10/Rain Buffalo/56/49/.84/Rain Chicago/52/32/.12/Snow Cincinnati/70/40/.56/Snow Cleveland/68/43/.54/Clr Denver/35/16//CI r Detroit/57/41/2.21/Clr lndianapolis/66/35/1.08/Cldy Kansas City/42/27/.36/Clr Las VegaS/62/45//CIr Los Angeles/86/54//Clr Miami Beach/84/73//PCIdy Milwaukee/45/34/.27/Clr Mpls-St Paul/39/22/.35/Snow New Orleans/84/53/.04/PCIdy New York City/63/61/.03/Rain Philadelphia/71/62//Rain Phoenix/80/53//Clr Pittsbu rgh/70/53/.35/Ra i n St Louis/63/33/.41/PCIdy Salt Lake City/39/25//Clr San Diego/76/54//Clr San Francisco/71 /52//CIr Seatt!e/49/40//Cldy Washington,D.C/69/62//Rain WEATHER EXTREMES High 93 at Larado Low -2 at Williston, N.D. DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung West San Antonio Street was narrowed near Willow Avenue on Wednesday morning so that New Braunfels Utilities crews could install a utility pole. ForLkalDims ■ Closure: The northbound left (fast) lane of Interstate 35 was closed from the Guadalupe River to FM 306 beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday. ■ Reopens: By 5:30 a.m. today. ■ Detour. None; use slow lane. ■ Work: Survey verification. ;