New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herafd-Zeitung O Wednesday, October 23, 1996 □ 9 AStammtisch
First United Methodist Church is selling pumpkins through Oct. 30. The church expects to receive 2,000 pumpkins, and it plans to sell some of them at Gruene Market Days on Saturday. Proceeds from the sale benefit the youth summer programs.
They say ifs your birthday
This month marks a year in New Braunfels for the Unitarian Universalists. To celebrate the congregation’s birthday, the Rev. Art Severance, minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, will be the guest speaker and lead the service at 7:30 p.m. today at Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337. All are welcomed.
Tickets are now on sale for the New Braunfels Christian Academy Spaghetti Supper, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the school at 995 Mission Hills Drive. Tickets are $5 each, and ticketholders are entitled to draw for door prizes. There also will be a silent auction. Call 629-6222 for information.
The Canyon Lake Art Guild will put on “An Evening with the Arts’* from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club in Startzville to benefit the Canyon Lake Community Youth Recreation Center’s Project K.I.S.S. (Kids in Safe Surroundings). The program will include the guild’s 1996 judged art show of paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and quilts. A silent auction also will be held. Entertainment and a cash bar will be provided. Admission donations are S3 at the door or $2 in advance.
McKenna book fair
Prices on books will be reduced 20 percent to 70 percent at McKenna Memorial Hospital’s Book Fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The selection of topics will include books on health, education, children, sports, games, history and cooking. Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit the Elliot Knox Nursing Scholarship Fund.
Vaccina for seniors
^rre^flli.vaccine virilize available ;■ for individuals ages 60 and older
from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday at the New Braunfels Senior Citizens Center and at the same times Nov. I at the Canyon Lake Action Center.
The 1996 flu vaccine is available this month for all adults ages 18 and older at the Comal County Health Department. Special adult flu clinics will be held on a “walk-in’’ basis from 8 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. every Monday in October. The vaccine also may be obtained during regular immunization clinics from 8 to ll a.m. and I to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fee for a vaccine is $10.
For more information, call the Health Department at 620-5595.
Managing health cars
Rosemary Robert of the Methodist Hospital System will answer questions about health management organizations and preferred provider organizations from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday in the new Marion Community Library.
The nurses of McKenna Memorial Hospital are once again holding a Pumpkin Patch from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday in front of the hospital. Visitors can participate in a costume contest or have their faces painted for $1, or they can purchase a Halloween p impkin, crafts and goodies. Local doctors also will compete in a pumpkin carving contest from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.. The children’s costume contest starts at 5 p.m. A raffle drawing will be held at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Elliot Knox Nursing Scholarship Fund, which helps support local students pursuing nursing careers.
The fall meeting and cleanup at the Smithson Valley Cemetery will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. All interested people are invited to attend.
The New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold a bake sale Saturday at the exit doors of H-E-B. Proceeds will go to the Texas Children’s Camp and local chanties.
large selection of craft items and baked goods in Hangar No. 4 on the east flightline. All proceeds go toward local charities and scholarships. The easiest way to find the bazaar is to enter Randolph through its East Gate off of FM 78, north of Pat Booker Road. Parking and admission are free.
The New Braunfels Community Chorale will present a concert of familiar songs of Gershwin, Berlin, Carmichael and others at 4 p.rn’ Sunday at First Baptist Church.
The third annual Garden Ridge Haunted House will open from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 30 at the Forest Waters Country Club in Garden Ridge. The haunted house is open to children ages 4 and up from Northeast San Antonio and surrounding areas, including New Braunfels. Admission is $2, and proceeds benefit the Texas Lion’s Camp, a recreational camp for disabled children. High school students and Garden Ridge residents put on the haunted house under the sponsorship of the Forest Waters Neighborhood Association and the Forest Waters Lodge. Candy and treats will be served, and costumes are welcomed.
To get to the haunted house, take Interstate 35 South to exit 175 (Natural Bridge Caverns Road, FM 3009), turn right into Garden Ridge and go about 3 miles. Turn left onto FM 2252 at Lone Star Icehouse, go about 3 miles and turn right onto Batcave Road (look for marquee). Go about 2 miles and turn right into Forest Waters, then take a right at the stop sign and go straight. The country club is on the left.
For more information, call Forest Waters Lodge at (210) 651-6505.
A blood drive is set for 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday at New Braunfels High School to benefit NBHS junior Thomas Ridgway. The replacement blood drive will help defray medical expenses for Ridgway, who is currently in intensive care and has been for the past three weeks. Call NBHS school nurse Karon Preiss at 625-6271 to Schedule a time lo donate blood
The Canyon Lake Retired Teachers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Rio Raft Conference Center on River Road in Sattler. The program will feature state Sen. Jeff Wentworth. The group also will hold a regular business meeting. All retired school personnel are invited to attend. Mary Edmiston and Pat Zimmerhanzel will be the hostesses for the morning coffee. For more information, call 899-4796.
Assistance to tha disabled
Don Guenther, the VISTA volunteer for Comal County, will be at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. He will be available to assist all citizens with disabilities.
Adult Education & Literacy, a cooperative effort by Comal, Guadalupe and Kendall counties, is offering free classes for adults working toward general education
degrees. Classes are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Carl Schurz Elementary School, 633 W. Coll St.; 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Comal Leadership Institute, 1050 Interstate 35 East; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Community Service Center, 132 Caddell St. The cooperative is planning a formal graduation ceremony in May.
The Austin Resource Center for Independent Living Inc. now has a New Braunfels office open from I to 5 p.m. on Fridays at 839 N. Walnut Business Center on Interstate 35 South. The center, part of a national network of independent living centers established by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, serves as an advocate for the disabled, while also providing peer support and training for living independent lives.
The Community Service Thrift Shop is now soliciting donations. All items are welcomed. Furniture, appliances, clothing, cooking utensils, etc. Bring donations to 132 Caddell Lane or contact Pete for pickups on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Hospice New Braunfels “Tender Touch’’ Flower Program, through the help of volunteers and florists, ensures that patients receive fresh flowers twice a month. You can be a part of the program by donating bud vases. Glass bud vases can be taken to the hospice office at 613 N. Walnut Ave.
The sixth annual Hummel Look-a-Like Contest is set for IO a.m. Nov. 2 on the front steps of the Hummel Museum, 199 Main Plaza. The contest is limited to children ages 2 to IO years old. The contest has two categories — single figurine and group figurine. The entry fee is $10 per child, with all proceeds benefiting the museum. The deadline for entries is Oct. 28. Entry forms arc available at the museum. For more information, call Doreen, Sherri (weekends) or Pat at (210) 625-5636.
The Seguin Elks Ladies Auxiliary will hold its fall bridge tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2. To register, send a $10 check made out to Seguin Elks Ladies Auxiliary for each player to Iola Young, 518 Sunset Drive, Seguin, Texas 78155. For more information, call (210) 379-4505.
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program for Comal County needs more drivers to transport ambulatory cancer patients to and from their treatments. For details, call Bob Peterson, coordinator, at 625-3252.
CHS yearbook supplements
Canyon High School yearbook supplements for the 1995-96 school year have arrived. Parents of last year’s seniors can pick up copies of the supplement in the journalism room (Room 33) at the high school. There is no charge for yearbook supplements. Only those people who
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bought yearbooks last year should pick up supplements. Last year’s yearbook pictures have been returned. If you purchased a senior ad for your child last year, stop by the journalism office at CHS to pick up your child’s photo or call to have it mailed to your home.
The “Journey With ...” Bible Study seminar series is meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 20 at the First Protestant Church at the intersection of Seguin and Coll streets. This year’s study focuses on “life attitudes.” For more
information, call Marty Lindley at 629-9268 or 609-7729.
The Comal County Rural
Recycling Program has changed vendors, so some changes have been made. Magazine inserts must now be separated from newspapers. Magazines and junk mail may be grouped together. Plastic grocery bags must be kept separate from other items. Chipboard must be kept separate from cardboard, magazines, junk mail and newspapers. Caps must be removed from bottles made of No.
I plastic and No. 2 plastic, and they must be rinsed. Aluminum and steel cans must be rinsed. Cardboard boxes must be broken down. Clear and brown glass must be rinsed.
Connecting with God
The Rev. Tim Judkins of First Protestant Church is teaching a weekly seminar series on “Connecting with God,” at 7 p.m. each Wednesday through Nov. 20 in the Family Life Center at the church. For more information, call 609-7729.
Century 21 Action of New Braunfels is holding a drawing to benefit Easter Seals for two tickets to wherever Southwest Airlines flies in the United States. Chances in the drawing can be purchased at the Century 21 Action office at 604 S. Seguin at a cost $ I each or $5 for six. The drawing is set for I p.m. Nov. I at the Century 21 Action office.
Students planning to attend a nursing program in the 1997 spring semester are encouraged to apply for the Elliot Knox Nursing Scholarship or the Cecelia Springmeyer Nursing Scholarship. The deadline for applications is Nov. I.
Donations toward the scholarships arc accepted by the Comal Healthcare Foundation. For more information or to receive an application, call Dina Vineyard at 606-9111, Ext. 441.
The American Cancer Society provides services in Comal County. For presentations to civic, professional or social groups or organizations, call Bob Peterson, chairman of patient services, at 625-3252.
organizations are working to get a van to transport needy veterans to medical appointments and Veterans Administration hospitals.
lf you are in need of such service or know anyone who does, call American Legion Post #179 after 3 „ p.m. at 625-0179 or Gus Culwell at the County Veteran Service Office at 620-5549.
The National Kidney Foundation of South Texas Inc. will take old cars free of charge. The car can be in any condition and allows for a possible tax deduction. Call the National Kidney Foundation toll-free at (888) 829-1299.
Children and divorce
Family Outreach of Comal County is holding a series of seminars in October to help parents gain insight into the needs of their children during a divorce. For more information or to register, call Family Outreach at 620-1299.
Mountain Valley Schools will hold a “fall festival” from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the bus turnaround in front of the school in Sattler. The faculty will sponsor booths and games, and all proceeds will go directly to the classes. Project Kiss will hold a “haunted house” at the festival.
Trick or treat
The New Braunfels Factory Stores will offer tricks and treats on Oct. 31. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a costume contest in front of Westpoint Pepperell Bed, Bath and Linens with registration beginning at 5 p.m.
Costume contest categories include cutest and most original in three age groups, infant to 3 years old, 4 to 6 years old and 7 to I? years old. Tnck or treating will run from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Comal Independent Men’s Association will hold its third annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Nov. 2 at the Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. The entry fee — which covers the green fee, half a cart, lunch and prizes — per four-man team is $275, or $68.75 per player. Prizes of $750, $450 and $200 will go to the top three teams, respectively.
The registration deadline is Oct. 29. to register, call Johnnie Rodriguez at (210) 625-4920 or (210) 629-2646, Ray Mendez at (210) 625-4711 or Javier Hernandez at (210) 629-4102.
The New Braunfels Polio Survivors Support Group will meet at IO a.m. Nov. 2 at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Patricia Rasor of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service will present a program on nutrition. Interested polio survivors, relatives and friends are invited to attend.
For more information, call Debbie at (210) 606-5556, Rena at (210) 620-4473 or Raymond at (210) 625-1363.
Put some laughter in your life!
Local author, Henry Lane’s new humor books,
“You’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” and “Laugh, Neighbor, The Joke’s On Me”
now available at New Braunfels New Book Store, Creative Books, 373B Landa Shopping Center Join the Fun!
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will hold a fall festival Nov. 2. The day’s events include a barbecue lunch from I to 3 p.m., clowns, games, arts and crafts and more. Advance tickets of $5 for adults or $3 for seniors and children can be obtained at the ranch, located at 1400 Ridge Creek Lane, Bulverde, or by calling (210) 885-7494 or (210) 216-4756. All the proceeds will benefit the ranch. The rain date is Nov. 9.
Gruene Marketplatz will offer free holiday decorating and gift ideas to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House from Nov. 7 to ll. Gruene Marketplatz is located at 1263 Gruene Road.
For more information, call 629-7070.
The New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Kelly Holder, support supervisor for the New Braunfels Police Department, will be the guest speaker.
The Guadalupe and Comal Literacy Council will hold a 12-hour training session for people interested in tutoring non-readers or low-level readers on Nov. 8 and 9.
The sessions will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. the first day and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second day at the Seguin Public Library, 707 E. College, Seguin.
Edith Flathmann, a Laubach literacy trainer, will provide the training.
Tutors only need to have a high school diploma or a general education degree and be willing to work with an adult who wants to learn. •
The preregistration deadline is Nov. I.
If you would like to tutor or know an adult who needs the literacy council’s services, call the main office in Schertz at (210) 945-6093 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday; Edith Flathman in Seguin at 303-0174 or Sue Blumberg, also in Seguin, at 379-1693; Vernell Martinez in New Braunfels at 625-9480; or Jo Landers in Canyon Lake at 935-2445.
There will be a $5 registration fee and a literacy resource manual can be purchased for $12.
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