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Seniors want to build bridges

seniors want to build bridges

The catholic seniors’ forum in the habberge deanery, ebern area, had invited the responsible persons and other interested persons from the local seniors’ groups to a meeting day in the oskar kandler center in kirchlauter. The speaker and guide through the day was the pastor for the elderly of the diocese, franz schmitt from frickenhausen near ochsenfurt. The annual theme "uber brucken – uberbrucken" was at the center of the deliberations with the subtitle "seven hours time for me", where different thoughts were deepened.

40 participants

After introductory words of the deanery chairman bruno deublein, the speaker emphasized that this day for the almost 40 participants personally and also for the "work in the local area" of kirchlauter should be helpful and beneficial. A colorful and pictorial "center" made a lasting impression in the rough chair circle as well as in between initiated short stories, songs, motive pictures, small group language, whereby always a reference was made to purposeful bridge buildings, be it small bridges over local waters or gigantic and world-famous bridges like the old mainbrucke in wurzburg, the karlsbrucke in prague or the world-grown bridge in hong kong with 53 kilometers long. Not to forget the countless air bridges in air traffic. Each of these kinds of bridges connects two points, two important banks, in order to reach certain destinations without rough detours.

The more invisible, mental, interpersonal "bridges" are no less important, it was pointed out, which often connect important, also painful facts in human life, just "uberbrucken" must, be it in the family, in case of illness or bereavement, in the company, in the neighborhood, in traffic, in retirement, also in the circles of seniors. The vicissitudes of life are also expressed very well in the song by peter maffay: "uber sieben brucken musst du gehen" (you have to cross seven bridges) … "

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In the footsteps of the stones

In the footsteps of the stones

Bernd rebhan carefully runs his right forefinger over the lines of the text. Neatly lined up, in slender lettering, are the years and latin names for the various types of wood. "It's fascinating to know exactly which year the wood used came from", the mayor of kupser is impressed.

Scientists call this dating method dendrochronology. The annual rings of trees are assigned to a growth period known from comparative data on the basis of their different widths.

Foundations uncovered

The method was also used in tuschnitz after the almost completely preserved foundations of a late medieval and early modern small noble castle were uncovered there in 1992 on the land of the former castle – known as the wasserschloss (moated castle).

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Air observers should prevent forest fires

Air observers should prevent forest fires

Above the clouds, freedom must be boundless – as reinhard mey sang in his hit song. For wolfgang weib, on the other hand, flying means that he has to concentrate completely. For the past 14 years, the 50-year-old has been one of a total of 94 volunteer air observers in franconia. With their control flights, they help to ensure that a small fire does not turn into a forest fire on the 23,000 square kilometers of rough flat land.

The air observers don't have to fly themselves – they have their own pilots for this purpose. The task of the air observers is to detect fires in good time. "If you spot a fire early, it's still pretty easy to put it out. The later it is discovered, the more difficult it becomes", explains weib. For this purpose, the man from coburg completed a one-week training course at the wurzburg state firefighting school. Radio and map reading are on the agenda there. To ensure that this knowledge does not become rusty, the air monitors complete a training course every year. The day before yesterday in coburg: "it's possible that an air observer hasn't been in the air for two years", says michael nickles of the bamberg city council, which organizes the exercise.

A fire truck is missing