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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas PA O Herald-Zeitung O Sunday. September 14, 1997 Herald Z e i t ii n gBusiness Business Briefs Women’s chamber meets Thursday The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce will conduct its first membership meeting Thursday at the River House Tea Room, 1617 New Braunfels St. in Gruene. The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and cost of the meal is $8. The Women’s Chamber has more than 110 members and has been in existence for IO months. For information on joining the New Braunfels Women’s Chamber, call membership chair Susan Tate at 609-4004. Builders cook for associates Wednesday The Comal County Builders Association is honoring its associate members in conjunction with National Associate Appreciation Month. The builder members will cook for the associates at this month’s meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at banda Park Pavilion No. 16. For more information about joining the association, call Randy Haugh at 771-8378. CL Women in Business set Oct. 9 trade show C AN YON LAKE — The Canyon Lake Women in Business Trade Show will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Ckt. 9 at the Canyon Lake Golf and C ountry Club. The event, w hich will be open to the public, will feature information, small gifts and a chance to win door prizes and a color television/ videocassette recorder. McQueeney dealer gets company award MCQUEENEY — Ronald Swanson representing McQueeney Lawn and (jaiden in McQueeney, was presented the Blue Leader Aw ard for outstanding Dixon ZTR mower sides achievement. McQueeney l awn and Garden has been an authorized Dixon dealership since 1991. Dixon Industries Inc., a Blount International. Inc., company, manufactures and markets Dixon ZTR Mowers. NB Women’s Chamber sets networking luncheon The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber is beginning monthly informal ‘’Networking Luncheons” on the second T uesday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Members will meet Oct. 14 at Pinto Ranch (in 11. 190 S. Seguin. Lunch will be dutch treat and friends are welcome. Strong forecasts continue from com, soybean harvests W ASHINGTON (AP) — The few spells of dry w eather around the country this summer haven’t had much impact on Agriculture Department forecasts for strong com. soy bean and cotton harvests this fall. Hie com estimate released Fnday was 9.27 billion bushels, virtually unchanged from the August projection. Soy bean production was forecast at 2.75 billion bushels, a bit higher than last month, while cotton’s projection of 18 4 million bales was 4 percent more than estimated in August. Although com acreage to be harvested remained nearly the same at 74 million acres, yield prospects for Indiana and Wisconsin decreased slightly. The September com prediction was about 8.2 million bushels lower than the August figure. Groups sock sod lo air faro report WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department’s lengthy reports on airline fares are misleading and should be discontinued, a group of consumer and public policy analysts said Thursday. “DOT’s report is seriously flawed,’’ Darryl Jenkins, president of The Aviation Foundation, charged. He contended that reporting average fares is misleading and added that the information is out of date when it is made public. Department spokesman Bill Mosley responded that the reports “help alleviate fare confusion in the marketplace.” Ribbon cutting Photo submitted The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber hosted a Rising Star Celebration Thursday at Rubart’s Jewelry. In business for 27 years, owners Sylvia Morales and Ruben Sanchez celebrated their new location at 380 Landa St. with a recaption and ribbon cutting. Forty-five guests attended. For more information about Rising Star Celebrations, call Stacey Goodbread at 629-1176. From left, front row: Sue Ragusa, Dora Lam Gonzales, Joyce Hendricks, Ann Bartholomew, Tina Fraser, Ruben Sanchez, Sylvia Morales, Linda Boessling, Susan Phillips, Jackie Smith and Sharon Crocker; back row: Alane Cameron, Susan Tate, Paul Fraser, Ruby Bading, Marigale Eiler, Jan Booth and Mayor Jan Kennedy. Workshop addresses retirement finances Session to take place Tuesday at Treetops Most retirees do not have an endless supply of money. As the years go by, the expenses add up and retirement sources of savings and investments start to become depleted. Bob Barber of New Braunfels will instruct an “educational only” workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Treetops Restaurant, 444 E. San Antonio St. At this workshop, each attendee will be given a 20-page, generic workbook that will consist of essential information, exercises and questions designed to help attendees make sound financial decisions. Barber said, “In this workshop, I will discuss how to: ■ “calculate the cost of retirement, ■ “understand the various tax laws with regard to retirees’ savings and investments, ■ “invest for growth, income and stability by taking a balanced approach to investing and achieving goals and ■    “prepare    for    a more comfortable and rewarding retirement lifestyle.” There will be no mention of financial products or investment companies at this workshop, Barber said. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Barber at 609-6986. Seguin readies for housing fair County Carnet COMMERCIAL - RESIDENTIAL •SALES INSTALLATION •SERVICE Ca n von Lake SI ML 5 3 I -3 I 5 3 Plans are entering their final stages for the second annual Seguin Housing Fair on Sept. 23 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Seguin, the Seguin Board of Realtors and the Seguin Housing Authority. The idea is simple—to help make dreams of home ownership come true for area residents from all income groups. Last year's fair brought local lenders, builders, real estate firms, home remodelers and an array of housing-related businesses together for the general public's convenience. Building on last year’s success, the number of exhibitors has been increased this year, and organizers anticipate 300-400 potential homeowners/homebuyers to attend. Admission to the second annual Seguin Housing Fair is free, and many of the exhibitors as well as other local businesses will be donating gifts for door prize drawings. A representative from the regional FHA/HUD office will conduct seminars on FHA qualifications at 1:45, 3:45 and 5:45 p.m. Each session will be followed by a question and answer period. New this year will be information on Hood plains and the FEMA Flood Insurance Program. Following the FUA seminars the Housing fair B WHO: Cu, of Seguin, Seguin Housing Authority and Seguin Board of Realtors B WHAT: Second annual Seguin Housing Fair ■ WHEN: Sept. 23 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. B WHERE: Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum B WHY: To help residents from all income groups achieve the dream of home ownership Mike Stevens, president of the Seguin Board of Realtors and Evamaria Berry, executive director of the Seguin Housing Authonty, joined Filipowicz in encouraging area residents to visit the Housing Fair, ask questions about housing and help spark local solutions to hooting challenges. 'mon InTernef lit...... e • Fastest Modems ance Charges arges And Get Your nrst 2 Weens tree; 608-0808 City of Seguin Planning Department will conduct a briefing on flood plain information and requirements. Other non-profit agencies to be represented include the Texas General Land Office, Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Alamo Area Housing Finance Corporation, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Lower Colorado River Authority Housing Department. Each of these entities offer a variety of home buyer home repair initiatives. Seguin Economic Development Director Steve Filipowicz said, “There is still time for additional exhibitors to register for booth space. We are looking to close out registration on Thursday so we can go final on programs for the housing fair.” Reading matters HAVE YOUR FEDERAL TAXES GONE BEYOND YOUR CONTROL? Is the possibility of liens, levies and seizure constantly bothering you? There are common sense solutions, otters in compromise and negotiated settlements. Call for appointment. WALLACE SCHUEHLE, EA (Former Revenue Officer-30 years experience w/IRS Collections) Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service 115 N. Austin St., Seguin (830) 303-9912 9033 Aero St. #207, San Antonio (830) 822-4072 WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK DR. REEVES, DR. WINDROW, DR. CAREY, DR. BLOND, DR. HICKMAN, AND THE MCKENNA NURSING STAFF FOR ALL THEIR PROFESSIONAL CARE OVER THE YEARS. ALL THE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS FOR THE FOOD. CARDS. MEMORIALS, FLOWERS, AND VISITS. THE DOEPPENSCHMIDT FAMILY AND FUNERAL HOME STAFF FOR THEIR COMPASSION FOR OUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK REV. CARSE AND REV. GUMPER FOR THE LOVELY SERVICE. FIRST PROTESTANT CHURCH FOR THE FOOD AND THE VPW FOR HONORING OUR LOVED ONE WITH THE MILITARY HONORS. WE ALSO THANK THE PEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SERVING AS HONORARY PALL BEARERS. YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS AND CARING DURING OUR TIME OF NEED WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER. THE LOVING FAMILY GLADYS DIANNA, JERRY, AND DUSTIN KRAMER JENNIFER, JIGGS, AND STRYKER SAUNDERS eading has been a great stress reliever for me. There is never an evening that I don’t read — I .always have a book going. It provides me with some form of recreation. I can do it at home, I can do it at my leisure and I can do it according to my schedule.” -TfCttfox fit* XflwwZy New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung September is National Literacy Month ;