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Mew 6faim?e(§, Texas tu§§day, May S, 19&? Obituaries Council Guillermo Estrada Services (or GulHermo Estrada of i&4 W. Mill will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church With the Rev. Francis Maas officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7 this evening at Zoeller Funeral Home. Estrada, 68, died May 3 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1919, In Mexico to Ponciano and Emilia Estrada, A New Braunfels resident most of his life, Estrada married Gertrude Estrada. He Was a tanner at the New Braunfels Leather Co. and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and the Union Padres de Familla of Marlon. Survivors, include his wife, Gertrude Estrada of New Braunfels; one daughter, Domlnga Perez of New Braunfels; one son, Julio Estrada of New Braunfels; two sisters, Nina Rodriguez and Susie DeLaFuente, both of New Braunfels; two brothers, Eplfanlo Estrada and Conrado Estrada, both of New Braunfels; and six grandchildren. Richard W. Flowers Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Richard W. Flowers of 1 Royal Crest. Flowers, 66, died May 5. Wanda Dell Konkel Services for Wanda Dell Konkel of 3825 U.S. 81 W. will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Graham officiating. Burial will be in Guadalupe, yallky. Memorial Park. Konkel, Studied May 3 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. A IBorn Aug. 18, 1935, to John Robert and Gladys Mineta inee Bush) Hall in Seymour, Konkel married Cecil Konkel in Conroe on Jan. 14,1956. She was a New Braunfels resident for 24 years, was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church. Konkel was a life member of the Guadalupe Valley American Legion Auxiliary No. 35. She was deputy president of the Texas American Legion Auxiliary in 1983 and 1984. Konkel also was a president of Lamar PTA and was a member of, the New Braunfels Women's Bowling Association, the Conroe Fire Depart- Pallbearers will be Dean Volgt, Walt Wicdlng. Rudolph Koch, Earl Stahdridge and John Elley. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or New Braunfels Hospice, Services are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home. Alma Pantermuehl Schumann Alma Pantermuehl Schumann, 96, died May 3 at Eden Home for the Aged. Services were at 2 p.m. today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. J. LlnWood Kennedy and the Rev. Rodney Wells'bf New Braunfels officiating. Burial was In Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Schumann was born to Johann and Marie (nee Kaderli) Pantermuehl In Cranes Mill on June 23, 1890. She married Alexander Schumann in New Braunfels on Sept. 25, 1912. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3,1966. Schumann Was a lifetime Comal County resident. She was a housewife and a member of the First Protestant United Church of Christ, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and Senior Citizens. Survivors include two daughters, Isabel Haubner of New Braunfels and Evelyn Ward of San Antonio; one son, Dr. R.C. "Pie"'Schumann of New Braunfels; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. i Memorials may be given to the Eden Home for the Aged, the First Protestant United Church of Christ or the charity of one's choice. Services are under the direction of Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Clarence F, Zercher Service for Clarence F, Zercher of 1029 Daffodil were held Saturday at Zoeller Funeral home with the Rev. torn Randalls officiating. Burial followed at Bracken Community Cemetery. Zercher, 61, died April 30 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Zercher was born May 14,1925, in Converse to Walter L, and Clara (nee Helmer) Zercher. He married Gladys Sassmanshausen in Marlon on May 7,1948. Zercher lived in New Braunfels 22 years, Retired from the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Bracken United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post No. 179, Fleet Reserve. He was a veteran of World War II an the Korean War. Survivors include his wife Gladys M. Zercher of New Braunfels,; one daughter, Diane Ivey of Austin; one son, Don Zercher of New Braunfels and six grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Bracken United Methodist Church. Pallbearers at the services were New Braunfels fire fighters, pallbearers at the interment were members of the U.S. Navy from San Antonio. nail in the coffin for small businesses Who are being taxed to death." Kiblcf ddded that If he were asked to sign a rollback election petition, he would do so. Council will vote May 13 on the property tax rate Increase. Any adjust' tnent more than 8 percent Is subject to a rollback election which, if successful, would roll ad valorem rate Increases back to the 8 percent figure, or 2.2? cents. Council heard pleas from Francis Harmon and Belle Slaughter, who asked that elderly citizens on fixed Incomes not be taxed further. "We can't afford another tax increase," Harmon said. Gary Henry, a local businessman and recent candidate for city council, raised questions pertaining to budget line items and asked why'council did not look further into budget Deletions before requesting tarf Increases. "The real question is how is our money being spent and are we getting 28 cents worth of government?' he asked. Henry said he believes additional, police and fire personnel are needed, but suggested the city has not looked at all the avenues of trimming the budget. "It is unpopular to talk about eliminating some positions, but we have to get lean. Businesses will pay the lion's share of that Increase and will mark up Iheif prices down the line. The citizens will pay every single penny of It and for council to say otherwise is misleading the public, "Henry said. "All we hear about is spending. The budget Is a two-sided coin and 1 think we ought to start cutting," said JohnYoe, At least two citizens, along with at- large council members James Goodbread and Doug Miller, said they believe the city Is rendering adequate services with the current property tax rate. Council reminded citizens present that New Braunfels currently has the second lowest taxing rate of cities its size In the state. According to a list of Texas Municipal Taxation, New Braunfels would still have one of the lowest taxing rates even with a 10 cent increase. "I think the city gives us more for our tax dollars than do our school and county taxes," said Myrtle Clark, speaking on behalf of the library and its board members who are concerned about library funding/slashed in some areas because of the city's budget restraints. Miller asked that things be kept in perspective. "When you pull out tax reciepts, we are the low man on the totem pole," he said, referring to higher taxing rates by other county entitles. "We provide a lot of ser<» vices" The quality of those services could be argued. "You get what you pay for and that Is nothing to be proud of when you consider the services we've been getting lately," said Fred O'Neal, speaking In favor of the rate increase. He said that citizens will pay for It "one way or another," probably through homeowner Insurance rate Increases caused by inadequate property protection. O'Neal was one of several opposed to the utility transfer increase, call' ing it "taxation without representation. Let's call a tax a tax and leave NBUoUtofit." insurance agent Frank Witting echoed some of O'Neal's remarks, saying: "If insurance rates go up, you are not talking about $5 a month." Witting was referring to figures presented by staff that a 10 cent ad valorem rate Increase would raise the rate to the owner of a $65,000 home by $5 a month or $60 annually. Said Ray Metzke, "If we don't have an adequate police force, we are going to live in fear. I am in favor of the increase in that we will have adequate protection." Davis Jackson asked that council make the tax increase a one-time proposal and in the future, look for better ways to administer its assets, such as the city-owned utility. Margaret Fay Westmoreland Memorial services for Margaret Fay Westmoreland of 206 Elmwood will be at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Zirkel officiating. Westmoreland, 78, died May 3 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Westmoreland was born May 18, 1908, to Franklin Pierce and Clytie Mae (nee Bolton) Crader in Clarksville. She married John Westmoreland in Idabell, Okla. on July 3,1926. He preceded her In death in 1960. Westmoreland was a New Braunfels resident for two years after moving here from Kingsville. She was Methodist and was a ment Auxiliary. She was a Girl Scout housewife leader and was a staff member of the American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State. She was state editor of the American Legion Auxiliary Lone Star News. Konkel also was a hospital volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Konkel of New Braunfels; two sons, Robert Lynn Konkel of San Antonio and Robert Shane of San Marcos; and one brother, Robert Roy Hall of Huntsville. Survivors include two daughters, Juana Jean Sewell of Wharton and Jan Kennady of New Braunfels; one son, Dr. John S. Westmoreland of Kingsville; one sisters, Mildren Manning of Houston; two brothers, Loyd Crader of Dallas and Frank Crader of Fort Jones, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. There will be no public visitation. Memorials may be given to the charity of one's choice. Births Continued from Page 1A about 450, who have attended the program, "Powers said. Linda Williams, a spokesman for the Parent Alcohol Action Committee, a recently formed group from Guadalupe County, says the group welcomes anyone who is interested in the problem. "We read the letter explaining that alcohol is being sold illegally to minors by many businesses to assistant police chief Robert Zoboroskl, Sheriff Melvin Harborth, and District Attorney Bud Kirkendall and they all know what we're doing and they're supportive," Williams said. Williams said many business establishments sell alcohol to minors and that sales are "increasing at an alarming rate." Williams said all the letters were sent at the expense of the committee members, who currently have no treasury or funds other than their personal finances. She also said the letter wasn't intended as an accusation, although committee members knew some who received it are guilty of the crime. "Our local school district here in Comal county is ranked among the highest in teaching (againt) drug and alcohol abuse," said Allen. All school districts in Comal and Guadalupe counties have pushed the "Say No to Drugs" campaign and have combined efforts to push for substance-free graduation parties this May. Allen said he believes the local school districts have "done a fan : tastic job in teaching our young kids the danger of alcohol and drugs." Allen said, "We here in New Braunfels don't have a problem with spray can inhalants, our environment is chemical free, (compared to) San Antonio or any other city the size of New Braunfels, where the problem is far too great," Nearly all stores locally comply with rules that prohibit selling spray paint cans to minors, Allen said. Both Allen and Powers said they believe police have been cooperative and that they appreciate the support they have received from the various law enforcement agencies. "You really can't point in any one direction when it comes to alcohol consumption — a fad or a way of coping with stress — a lot really depends upon the .individual situation," Allen said. "It is a known fact that most suicides are drug and alcohol related. "It is proven that an individual hooked on alcohol can make a withdrawal, but it will in most cases it lasts only weeks, days or months — the alcohol problem will never be totally abolished," Allen said. Adults aren't the only ones who can get into trouble with alcohol: — a minor commits an offense if he purchases an alcoholic beverage and can be fined from $25 to $200. — unless he is in the visible presence of an adult parent, guardian or spouse, a minor commits an offense if he consumes an alcoholic beverage and can be fine from $25 to $200. — a minor commits an offense if he falsely states he is 21 years of age or older, or presents any document that indicates he is 21 years of age or older to a person selling or serving alcoholic beverages. The fine is $25 to $200. "In all these cases, repeat offenders may be fined from $100 to $500; however, especially with youngsters living at home with their parents, usually it's the parents who wind up paying for all this because they're usually the ones who have to shell out the cash," Powers said. "Wouldn't it be a lot simpler, easier and less expensive just to be sure neither you nor your kids violate any of these regulations?" Powers asked. CMS Continued from Page 1A Attending the conference were 1,121 member high schools and 3,242 student representatives, along with their sponsors. Other honors the CHS Student Council members have won in recent years include serving as the TASC state convention host school in 1986, TASC Profile School in 1981, TASC discussion group leader for four Water Watch Comal River.. 385 cfs (up 10) Canyon Lake inflow 1/004 cfs (up 408) Canyon Lake outflow 601 cfs (same) Canyon Lake level. 908.77 (down .01) Edwards Aquifer. 627.19 (down .03) McKenna Memorial Hospital Maximino and Jenoveva Llanos; 147 Sehaco; 8 pound, 15 ounce girl; April 30, John and Marie Bees; 18475 Interstate 35 N., Schertz; 9 pound, 7 ounce boy; April 30. William and Hose Radtke; 625 Frostwood; 6 pound, 13 ounce boy; April 30. Gerda Haufler wishes to thank all her many friends that expressed concern cfc love during her recent illness. The kindness of visits, flowers, food, and cards were greatly appreciated. Thank you also to Dr, Karbach, Dr t Holtman, Dr, Tilly and the s taffat McKenna Memorial Hospital. ' Health (art- I pdaU- For Folks A^r til) to NiW PIAN PAYS UP TO $112,700 FOR NURSING HOME BENEFITS INCLUDING CUSTODIAL CARE According to a recent congressional study*, 2 out of 3 Americans aged §§ will be 'Impoverished" after spending just 13 weeks in a nursing home, gut now there is a solution from Bankers Life and Casualty* It's a new Kind of nursing home policy that pays benefits.!. • for custodial* intermediate and skilled nursing o§re • before, during and after Medicare payments and in addition toHMQ benefits • f or up ta FIYi YiARS fsi any one sickness or injury yp tQ 11QQ per day, • sptsiat^NePBiJyJlUMr fyie Tl Too Good To Be True? BANKERSUFEAND CASUAUYCOWANY aK««n insurance, we accept what your insurance company pays a§ paymiQi in fuU< N.OU (no w> No CfcK*Focfcrt taptm* Qualified insurance; Co-payment 2Q%, deductible up t@ $SOO, Chiropractic Clinic MUJions get relief from &ackpain, Neskpain & Headaches- €aU for yo«f appointment. Dr- Jerry Richardson, PG- SQ6 Sgytf; Walnut Walnut Square Shopping Center New OTC Provided by Knibbe Financial Group, Inc., 755 Loop 337, Suite D. Quotes are as of closing yesterday. years, serving on the credentials committee and as a scrapbook judge. In 1985, the council was the only student council in Texas to receive top TASC awards in all state projects. The council has won the TASC Outstanding Council Award every year since 1982, Escorting the studet council to the state convention were Comal ISD Superintendent Bill Brown and curriculum director Carol Hall. 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