Hondo Anvil Herald (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1988 Page: 3 of 40
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Texas reception honors
Hennessys from Alaska
A Texas reception honoring Jim
Hennessy and Lori Nerland
Hennessy, who were married in
Fairbanks, Alaska, on July 23,
1988, was held at Windcrest Golf
Club, San Antonio, on Sunday,
Sept 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jim,
who is a teaching pro, grew up
playing golf at the Windcrest Club.
Jim's sister and brother-in-law,
Katie and Stephen Mangold, held
their wedding reception at the same
club on May 19,1979.
Hosts for the Texas style party
were Jim's parents, Ed and Billie
Hennessy of San Antonio. Stephen
had a double reason to celebrate
since it was his 34th birthday that
Guests included Lori's parents,
Ron and Dolores Nerland of
Fairbanks, Alaska; Jim's uncle
Dick Percival of DesMoines, Iowa;
Jim's aunt Belle Welch of Kansas
City, Kansas; Jim's sister and
brother-in-law, Katie and Stephen
Mangold and their three sons, Eric,
David and Ryan from Pearson. Also
present from the Pearson area were
Ralph and Mary Ann Mangold,
Gary and Mylene Mangold, and
Lana Mangold and Mike Hutchins.
Both sets of parents and the
newlyweds formed a receiving line
to meet guests as they arrived. Jim
wore a dark coat and teal tie, while
Lori wore a lovely teal and white
Decorations included white
wedding bells, white doves, two
bouquets of white carnations, red
roses and baby's breath, red candles,
and a delicious white sheet cake
decorated with red roses which said,
The tempting buffet held finger
foods, champagne and an open bar.
A disc jockey spun romantic and
dancing music as visiting and
dancing was enjoyed.
Jim and Lori had planned to leave
for a two-week honeymoon in
Jamaica early the following
morning. However, they were
worried about Hurricane Gilbert
After Ed checked with the weather
forecaster at Randolph Air Force
Base, they changed their plans and
had a great time in the Virgin
By Viola Dugosh
Dean Davenport of Leon Springs
and Bea Knight had lunch at the Al-
satian Restaurant in Castroville.
Dean and Bea are good friends and
enjoy being together.
Mrs. Carol Beavers and daughter
attended mass in St Francis Satur-
day night. The Beavers have a sum-
mer home in Pebble Beach.
in San Antonio. Hope Kidder fell
while at work on Thursday and frac-
tured her right ankle. She is wear-
ing a cast
The Alan Langs, John Houchins,
Lynn Doherty, Conrad and Pat
Wurzbach attended the "Gumbo
Cook-Off in Lakehills on Saturday.
My brother, Vemer Koch, is do- Next Saturday, Oct 1, will be
ing fine after having gallstones re- the Peter Koch Family reunion at
moved about 10 days ago. Winifred the Raymond Russell Park in San
says he is gaining weight already. Antonio.
Several Mico folks are incapacita- The Charles Meyers and the
ted right now. Edward Knight will James Crawfords, all of San Anto-
have surgery Tuesday. He will have nio, were out enjoying their homes
a hernia repair at St. Rose Hospital away from home.
M.C. trail riders
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host benefit ride
The 26th annual Medina County
Riders Benefit Trail Ride will be
held Sept. 30 through Oct 2.
Over the ride's 26-year history,
the organization has donated funds
in excess of $107,062.33 to the
Medina County Association for
Exceptional Citizens Fund.
Plans for the weekend begin with
assembly at Braun's Hall on
Friday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. Riders 12
years and older are asked for a $10
donation and 5-11 years $5.
A public dance will be held at 8
p.m., donation $4, with music by
George Chambers, Black Market
and Denise LaCasse.
The hall, home of VFW Post
7108, is located on Braun Road,
the first road west of Bandera Hwy.
16, near Hwy. 1604 northwest of
Riders will leave Braun's Hall
Saturday at 8:30 a.m., having
lunch at noon at Hwys. 1604 and
90, and arriving at Koenig Park in
Castroville at 5:30 p.m. A Mexi-
can supper, donated by American
Legion Post 460, will be served.
The public is invited.
A dance with music by the Eric
Scott Band, $4 donation, is open to
On Sunday morning riders will
leave at 8:30 a.m., arriving at
Hondo City Park at 2 p.m. where a
drawing for prizes will be held and
a meal will be served.
season is upon us
The United States Postal Service
is cooperating with the business
community of Hondo in urging
postal customers to shop early and
mail early for the holiday season.
Though this may seem too early to
think of Christmas mailings, the
first deadline dates for International
and Military surface mail are Oct. 3
and Oct. 16, respectively.
Hondo Postmaster Becky
Holzhaus asks holiday shoppers to
mail early this year and to make
certain that mail is addressed
correctly including ZIP Codes and
packages are wrapped correctly.
This will help to insure that your
cards and parcels reach their
destination in plenty of time for the
The key to successful holiday
The Hondo Anvil Herald, Thursday, September 29,1988, Page 3
THE CAKE WHEEL,... always popular at local events, was
sponsored at the Medina County Fair by the Medina County
Museum Association. Adding to the game's popularity were
bags of grocery items donated by the parent H. E. Butt
Grocery company through the Los Amigos De La Communi-
dad program. Bags containing numerous name-brand items
were offered as prizes along with the usual cakes.
Medina Community Hospital
Auxiliary reached its goal for match-
ing monies from Wal-Mart when
their fundraiser ended Sept. 17. The
lucky winners are: 1st place, Pedie
Ginnow; 2nd, Mike Johnson; 3rd,
Vivian ZinsmeyeiCThe Auxiliary
wishes to thank everyone involved
in any way with this fundraiser.
The Auxiliary had to cancel the
dunking booth at the County Fair
due to the unstable weather condi-
tions, but, we would like to thank
all those who volunteered to be
dunked and were surely disappointed
by the cancellation.
The Auxiliary has raised enough
money for one Lifeline unit and
two hospital beds. The Lifeline unit
has already been purchased and the
From Medina Community Hosplt
beds will be ordered soon. The next
fund raiser, with the money being
used to buy additional electric beds,
will be the Charity Ball, to be held
February 11, 1989 at the Medina
County Fair Building. Tickets
should be ready for purchase in De-
cember and will be limited in
Even if you don't like dancing,
come and help make this evening a
success by enjoying a good meal
and listening to some of the best
big band sounds in Texas. Music
will be provided by Lee Hoppel &
Thank you, Hondo, for helping
the Auxiliary meet its goal and a
big Thank you to Wal-Mart for the
Southwest Texas native
goes to the Olympics
mailing is to mail early and
correctly. That includes planning
now for gifts that must travel long
distances by Christmas. Says
Postmaster Holzhaus, "Many
overseas dates, especially those
destined for military personnel
overseas occur during the months of
October and November. Specific
information is attached for your
convenience. You may also contact
your local post office for this
"Last year, our customers helped
us tremendously. They mailed
early in the season and early in the
day. We hope they will choose to
cooperate with us again this year,
so we both will have an enjoyable
holiday mailing season."
Deborah Graham, a graduate of
Sabinal High School (1972) and
Baylor University (1976), is one of
the participants at the 1988
Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Not as an athlete, but as a
consultant to them. Deborah is a
clinical and sport psychologist in
Costa Mesa, California where she
makes a profession of helping
people "be the best they can be”
including top amateur and
This month, Deborah, who has
both a masters and a doctorate in
psychology, is in Seoul to help one
of her clients "go for the gold."
This client is Terry Carlisle, the
first woman to represent the U.S.
in Olympic Skeet Shooting.
Following her trip to Seoul,
Deborah has been invited to Hong
Kong to teach her expertise in
Sports Pyschology to the Amateur
Sports Federation and Olympic
Committee of Hong Kong. Here,
she will be a guest of the Ministry
for a full week, during which time
she is to educate ministry officials
and administrators on the latest
St. Ann’s Society
The St. Ann’s Altar Society met
on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Our Lady
of Grace Church in LaCoste, with
16 members present One meeting
highlight was the success of the
Aug. 14 bingo, which netted
$993.98, according to Treasurer
Alice Ray Boehme. President Karen
Biediger thanked everyone who
helped in any way to make the
bingo the most successful ever.
In new business, the society
decided to visit the Duncan Homes
and the Lytle Nursing Home during
the next two months. A Christmas
bake sale was tentatively scheduled
for Dec. 10-11 and will be discussed
further at the Nov. 20 meeting.
Members also hope to help host a
Christmas dinner for the residents
of Duncan Homes again this year.
Pastor McManus requested the
monthly rosary begin no later than
9:10 a.m. and end no later than
9:25 a.m. Father feels the last
minute rush of church goers makes
concentrating on the rosary very
difficult. Leading the Rosary for
World Peace on the third Sunday of
the month will be Eloise Mechler,
Josephine Echtle, and Gloria Garcia
in October and Marcella Keller,
Eunice Balmos, and Bernice
Hitzfelder in November.
Father had sent a note of
appreciation to the altar society for
the beautiful chalice he received at
his 40th anniversary celebration at
Our Lady of Grace on May 22.
However, he expressed his gratitude
in person, saying, "What you did
was really in appreciation of the
priesthood. It was great to receive
affirmation. It gives you the human
touch that is so important. I thank
In August, Father was honored at
a vocations celebration in his native
parish in Ireland. Father appealed to
the young people to carry on the
parish's tradition of religious
service. Among the 12 priests and
25 nuns from the parish who were
honored were Msgr. McManus, his
brother and his sister. Father shared
some special memories and photos
of the occasion with the Altar
Society. He also asked for prayers
for his brother, who has been
In other business, Billie Zuercher
reported mailing 23 get well and
sympathy cards and read a note from
the Libby Mann family. Bertha
Bennett reminded the society that a
mass should be said for each
deceased member. Sec. Clara
Zinsmeyer read the May 15 minutes
which were approved. Cleaning the
church will be Joan Christilles and
Rachel Hutzler in October and
Annie Hutzler and Marcella Keller
in November. President Karen
Biediger opened the meeting with
the Prayer to St. Ann and led the
Hail Mary to close. Winning the
door prize was Josephine Echtle.
The descendants of Paul Echtle
held a family reunion Sunday,
August 28, 1988 at the home of
Ernest and Julia Echtle.
The first relatives arrived mid-
morning and left late that evening
for their homes. Each family
brought food and drinks and spent
the day reminiscing, playing
volleyball and taking pictures.
Oldest family member present
was Mrs. Theresa (Echtle) Groff,
and the youngest was eight-month-
old Catherine Legendre.
Ted Van Delden and daughter
Heide of Van Delden Construction
Company in San Antonio were late
evening visitors of Ernest and Julia
Echtle that same day. Ernest was an
employee of the construction
company for 20 years until retiring
The next reunion of the Paul
Echtle family will be held in 1989
and hosted by the Leo and Margaret
Echtle family. Date and place will
be decided by the hosts.
Gerd Harms and
Sunday, Oct. 2
Covered dish dinner
served at noon.
Plates, cups, napkins,
plastic tableware, ice tea
and coffee provided.
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Laura Reed, an Austin College
student from Hondo, has been
selected as a member of AC's Brass
The daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Robert Reed, she plays the horn.
There are four musical ensembles
at Austin College. The Jazz
Ensemble, Brass Ensemble,
Woodwind Quintet and Sine
Nomine Woodwind Quintet play
contemporary and traditional
The groups will perform several
on and off-campus recitals,
including guest appearances at other
colleges and universities.
The ensembles are directed by Dr.
Rick Duhaime, assistant professor
Austin College is a 139-year-old
liberal arts college related by
covenant to the Presbyterian
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