The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 3, 2007 Page: 1 of 23
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Wylie and Garland ISD school trustees, Mayor, and city council voters guide.
Inside this issue
Shining on the community, events and people of Sachse
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Volume 3: Issue 14
Thursday, May 3, 2007
C&S Media Publications 3 Sections, 24 pages 50 Cents
" We talk about all
these first aid issues
on a daily basis, but it
is usually after the fact,"
Jim Moebius, veteranian
owner Murphy Road Animal
Photos byPatty Monlagno
Katherine Mathes, DMV demon-
strates bandaging techniques on her
eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier
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First aid forum geared to pet owners
By Patty Montagno
Last week the main operating room at the
Murphy Road Animal Hospital was filled
with humans instead of animals.
The 30 in attendance had gathered to hear a
seminar about pet first aid.
The class was geared to help pet owners
survive a pet medical emergency by learning
the skills for performing pet first aid.
Presented and written by Katherine
Mathes, DVM, the workshop taught basic
lifesaving techniques, including basic pet first
aid, some CPR training, rescue breathing,
restraint and muzzling, choking management,
poison response and much more.
"Being prepared for a pet emergency will
increase your ability to respond quickly and
calmly," Mathes said. "Properly applied first
aid can miniini/.e a pet's trauma and even save
The theme of the class was "swift action
can save lives" and those in attendance
learned how to recognize and care for com-
mon injuries and ailments as well as assem-
bling a pet first aid kit.
"We decided to hold the seminar after Dr.
Mathes, our new associate, had presented it in
an abbreviated form at one of our staff meet-
ings," Murphy Road Animal Hospital owner
Jim Moebius said.
"We all felt this would be great information
so we opened it up to anyone with interest and
held it in the evening to allow those who work
to be able to attend."
Mathes has worked as a relief veterinarian
with Murphy Road Animal Hospital since
2(X)3 and is now a regular part of the hospital
She graduated from Purdue University and
is a member of the Dallas County Veterinary
Medical Association, the Veterinary Cancer
Society and the American Association of
"I attended the seminar to receive informa-
tion that may be helpful in an emergency with
our two dogs," Sachse Chambei of Commerce
President Tina Stelnicki said.
"1 think receiving the take-home prepared
binder was very important, and 1 was also
happy to have the names and addresses of 24-
hour emergency clinics close at hand. During
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EDC to grant
By Patty Montagno
The Sachse Economic
Development Corporation efforts are
under way to help make its commu-
nity sparkle and shine by launching a
new grant program intended to beau-
"The SEDC wanted to initiate a
program that improves the physical
appearance of Sachse and helps local
businesses," SEDC Executive
Director Guy Brown said.
"The SEDC will provide local
business grants to qualified Sachse
businesses that enhance property and
provide visual improvements to the
exterior of their facilities."
These projects may include land-
scaping, painting, parking improve-
ments, signage, building of facades
"Beautification projects are
important because people want their
community to be a nice place to
live," SEDC Board Member Patsy
"The landscape and signage pro-
jects will not only enhance the pride
each individual takes in the appear-
ance of the community but will cre-
ate community spirit through
involvement of the entire community
in this common goal."
There are two types of grants that
Sachse businesses may apply to
receive. The first is a General
Brown said under the General
Beautification Grant, the SEDC will
match each project dollar for dollar
up to a maximum contribution by the
SEDC of $10,000.
Another grant offered by the
SEDC is a Signage Grant.
The SEDC will pay up to $6.(X)0
for the replacement of an existing
pole sign with an approved monu-
Brown said there is no fund-
matching requirement under this
portion of the program.
See GRANTS page JA
By Judy Truesdell Mecca
Wylie's ninth elementary school,
to be built on Ranch Road in Sachse.
will be named after Don Whitt.
superintendent of Wylie ISD from
Whitt said he was "lured" to the
board of trustees meeting April 19
under false pretenses -
Superintendent Dr. John Fuller told
him he was inviting some of the
folks who had worked in the old
administration building so they
could see the new facility. "Dr.
Fuller did a good job!" he said. "My
wife was in on the surprise. Two of
and, when I
saw my pastor.
then I really started to 'smell a rat.' "
The announcement of his name-
sake elementary school was the real
reason Whitt and his family mem-
bers were invited.
"I am just so excited and extreme-
ly thankful to the school board for
this honor," Whitt said. "I am so
humbled: it's such a great honor."
Whitt earned a bachelor's degree
from Texas A&M in 1959. At that
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fHappy Birthday, dear library
Clowns, cake, music fete Sachse Library i
Ready - set - read.
The Sachse Public Library
observed its fifth birthday as well as
National Library Week with a cele-
bration last week at Barnes & Noble
at Firewheel Town Center.
The Sachse/Wylie Exchange
Club kicked off the festivities with a
special story time.
About 75 children and adults
cheered and sang "Happy Birthday"
as Mayor Mike Felix and Sachse
Chamber of Commerce Board
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a huge birthday cake.
Attendees were also treated to
performances by the Sachse High
School choral group the Mane
Attraction and magician Boopsie
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The event was sponsored by
Barnes & Noble and Friends of the
Sachse Public Library.
Library Director Dolores
Greenwald said that National
Library Week is held annually in
April to celebrate libraries and
librarians in America.
"We live in an information world,
and your local library can open the
door to the that world," she said.
"Every day, libraries in big cities
and small towns, colleges and uni-
versities, in schools and in business-
es help transform their communi-
"At our library, people of all
backgrounds can come together for
community meetings and programs,
to do research with the assistance of
a trained professional, to get a job or
to find homework help."
Greenwald said since 1958,
National Library Week is a national
observance sponsored by the
American Library Association and
libraries across the country each
"Being able to read is the most
basic survival skill in an information
society," she said.
"About 86 percent of public
libraries offer preschool storyhour
and other programs for preschool
and kindergarten age children which
See LIBRARY page iA
Photo by Patty Montagno
Celebrating the Sachse library fifth birthday at Barnes & Noble was from left:Winona Parish,
Mayor Mike Felix, Marilyn Duffield, Dolores Greenwald, Barnes & Noble Big Frog, Chamber of
Commerce Board Chairman Leonard Lynskey and Debbie Langham.
The Sewell Elementary
PTA meeting will be held at
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in
the school cafeteria. The
honor choir will perform.
The school is located at
4400 Hudson Dr. off of
Miles Road in Sachse.
Area Republicans meet
The Republican Club of Sachse is inviting the
community to their monthly meeting 7 p.m.
May 8 at the Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral
Home community room.
The featured speaker is former CIA employee
Jonathan Neerman. His topic will be the CIA
and the War on Terror. For information contact
Stephen Stanley at 972-495-7988.
Sachse High sets spring show
The Sachse High School pop group the Mane Attraction will present
its annual spring show starting at 7 p.m. May 4 and 5. in the SHS audi-
This year's show, "Public Affair." will feature some of the best musi-
cal talent at SHS as well as entertainment by the school's improv
Pre-sale tickets are available for $8.00 by calling the choir office at
972-414-7450, ext 63052 (tickets will be available at "will call") or
by stopping by Sachse High School.
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