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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY! Thanksgiving holds special meaning for Cristabell West, 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN: 118 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 Inside State/national nows......................2A Hobby Lobby advertisement 3A Opinion.........................................4A Sports Day...................................5A Woman’s Day......................9A,    IGA The Marketplace....................1B-4B Stimuli isch Birthday wish** from th# Harald-Zaitungl The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Darren Brinkkoeter, James Starts, Doroteo (Teo) Rodriguez, Gregory A. Lopez (12 years old), Lillie Arilli, Wilburn Thater, Francisco Hernandez, Darlene Kjoller, Lance Lackey, James Bolton, Mildred Brown, Charlene Hurst, Irene Larson. Happy Anniversary to Paul & Ratlike Daiky (4 years!). Children's Museum to boat Santa Claut Santa Claus will visit the Children's Museum in New Braunfels on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visits will Santa are free, photos with Santa are available for $8. .The museum is located in the Courtyard Shopping Center, behind Arby*s. For more information, call the Children's Museum at 620-0939. 9Kip amromann, v■ namad chair alar! off ■■wpjismpcpo sosuiresssos chamar beani Auspecial meeting of the 199S Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, O. A. “Skip” Stratemann Jr. was selected as Chair of the Board-elect, Doug Miller was re-elected as vice chair of the board and Sue Hahn was also elected as vice 'chair of the board for 1995. Comal County Judge Carter Casteel automatically will become chair of the board for 1995, having held the position of COB-elect in 1994. In other action at the special board meeting, Bobbie Hasert was appointed to a two-year term on the Chamber's board and appointed for one year terms were W. W. ‘Wib” Amacher, Kathleen Devine and Paula Difonzo. All four of the appointees are new to the Board of Directors, according to Casteel. The Board also gave approval to the budget and Program of Work for 1995, according to Casteel. The Program of Work, along |fwith a review of 1994, will be included in a tabloid section of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in its Sunday edition, Jan. 29,1995. The Program of Work will also be distributed to those attending the annual Chamber banquet scheduled for Friday evening, Jan. 77, in the New Braunfels Civic I Center. Lottery numbers to IM In Friday •aition Due to early deadlines for today's Herald-Zeitung, Texas lottery numbers will be included in the Friday edition..United Way kudos ‘Congratulations to Witting A MMIer kwmranoe ar 'ployees who donated $753 under the lead-.ership of Doug MHtar. This represents an average gift of $44 with 100-percent employee participation.This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint rn New Braunfels Herald-Zeitm 410 NOIA 10/22/99 S 0 •••• Ll E S T llIC ft □ P U B L. IS hi I IM G 527 E: YANDELL DR 190 PASO - TX 7990 Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mambara of th# Vespers Maaaad Choir sing during rehearsals held Tuesday night at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Singers come together for 35th Vespers Service By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Seventy voices from at least 16 local churches and groups—coming together to sing the glory of Christmas On Sunday, Dec. 4, the New Braunfels Music Study Chib will present the 35th annual Vespers Service. “A Vespers service is an evening service, and it is associated very frequently with a lot of singing,” said MelittaFrueh, the director of the Vespers massed choir. - Tile music 4* the service will be varied in style, but all sacred music, emphasizing the religious meaning of Christmas. This year’s program will include performances by Laurie Buchanan, harpist for the San Antonio Symphony. Frueh began the tradition of the Vespers service 35 years ago. An organist for 66 years, she taught school music for 29 years. The Vespers service is free and open to the public, but a free will offering will be collected. The proceeds of this offering will help fund a scholarship given by the New Braunfels Music Study Club to a promising young local musician entering college. Church choirs and other organizations with members participating in the massed choir include: First United Methodist Church, New Braunfels Music Study Club, New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, Friedens United Church of Christ, Oakwood Baptist Church, Cross Lutheran Church, Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seguin, Community Chorale, Tree of Life Fellowship, Harmonic Gcmcschterchor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Peace Lutheran Church, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, First Protestant Church, Faith United Church of Christ and First Baptist Church. A service of 15 pieces of music, prepared in only two rehearsals — albeit two-and-a-half hours long — seem a Herculean task for a pulled-togcthcr choir 77-year-old retired music teacher. But the joy this director and choir have in the music and the meaning behind it are unmistakable. "This is my big effort in the community,” said Frueh, "I can witness in a Christian manner and share the music that I love so much.” County unable to contribute to SAC. judge says By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners’ Court voted on several items Wednesday, but tabled a motion to donate funds to the survey for San Antonio College classes in New Braunfels. “We arc not able to do that,” said County Judge Carter Casteel. “...We arc restricted by the Legislature and the Constitution." After consulting with the county attorney, Casteel said counties are generally prohibited from making donations of public money. Mayor Paul Fraser had requested that the county contribute $2,400 for a needs assessment project regarding off-campus education. Bob Ristau, chairman of the Off-Campus Education Steering Committee for the city, told the court they arc trying to conduct surveys with different groups to assess what needs were there. “Any support we can get would be appreciated,” he said. In other action, the court authorized its holiday schedule 1995, the only debate coming over whether Columbus Day (Oct. 12) or Veteran’s Day (Nov. ll) should be a full holiday. The employee committee recommended the former to avoid too many days off in November. Commissioners Jumbo Evans and Neil Craigmile wanted Veterans Day as a full holiday. County employees will be able to leave two hours early on that day to observe a ceremony on the plaza The court also authorized bids for road materials and fuel for the Road Department, and a line item transfer to cover expenses through the end of 1994. The court also approved line item transfers for the Sheriffs Department to purchase winter coats for new deputies and food for contract prisoners. Last minute shopping Ados Bayona of Braunfels picks out soma laav minute Hams for bar Thanksglvl ng dinner at HEB yesterday. The parking lot was full by 7:30 a.m. Your view - What do you have to be thankful for? I ss an A S* * « TW r w ■ V Mal Inman, New Braunfels “My health.'' Sheila Rojan, New Braunfels    Natalia Re 'Tony (her friend) and carrots."    'Turkey." Braunfels Tony Camareno, Now Braunfels Deliria Valdez, New Braunfels •'Good friendship and family.” "My children, because they're hoe«^.y and smart.'' Thanksgiving Address We are blessed as individuals and as a nation A few months ago, I heard a lady give a talk in which she told of her father’s death when she was ten yean old, a family move forced by building racial tension in her home community, and her father-in-law's death at age 53, following a protest on his form led by his own clergyman. As the described the changes Fred E. Martin incurred by these events she looked at the group and very sincerely said, “God has blessed me in so many ways.” She could have focused on the negative and the hurtful things in her life. Instead, she focused on the good and recognized them as God's blessings! I learned a valuable lesson This Thanksgiving when we look at the crime occurring on our own streets, focus on the good that people are doing for other people — such as food for the leu fortunate through S.O.S., Salvation Army, Human Services, and so many other organization! and individuals. We are so blessed! When we look and see person^ ravaged by accidents and disease focus on the good years those persons experienced, and the many who reach out so lovingly to stand by them and care for them. We are so blessed! When we feel the pressures of bills and debts on our bank accounts, let us focus on those who do not even know the meaning of a bank account. The people of Haiti have less than $100 per year annual income We arc so blessed! As my life becomes structured and controlled by a busy schedule at work, or around my children’s activi ties, I remember the person who is unable to work. I think of the children who must work to supplement the family income so they may have some food to eat and some kind of a shelter to call horn c. v 'e are so blessed! When the thermostat joesn’t work, the hot water supply is exhausted, we’re eating turkey for the third successive meal, it's bedtime, but football games still occupy every channel, the computer won’t quit “thinking,” and kids are getting louder and louder, the dishwasher overflowed, and the boss wouldn't allow a four day weekend, I still remember God has been good to me We have ther mostats, hot water heaters, turkey, TVs, computers, children, dishwashers, and jobs We are so blessed! When this nation asks for more taxes and its leaders make decisions I don’t agree with, I look all around and I still discover there is no other place in this world I'd prefer to live. Given the choice to live in any country or nation on this earth, I’d still choose to live here. God has truly blessed us as individuals and as a nation (Rev. Fred Martin is the pastor of the First United Methodist Church In New Braunfels.)For subscription, news or advertising information, call 625-9144 (Metro 606 ;