Things are getting even tighter in the Wirmsthal needle ear

According to information from the district office in bad kissingen, increased road traffic is expected in wirmsthal in may due to a construction site on KG 4 (above ramsthal). The problem of the needle's ear through the village was then allowed to become even worse.
The fact that this local thoroughfare was a problem, especially for farmers, had already become clear to the municipal councils of the market town of euerdorf in one of the previous meetings. Then gerhard buttner, the operator of the resettlement farm, pointed out how cramped it was there sometimes. "With my three meter wide tractor-trailer it is often adventurous between the parked cars", buttner made clear.

Parking prohibited during harvest time?
If he wants to drive from his farm below wirmsthal to his grain fields above the village, the farmer has no choice for detours. In the meantime, there are newer machines with a width of up to 3.60 meters in agriculture, says buttner. Apparently you need such rough machines to still be able to do the work economically.
That's why buttner emphatically demands: "parking ban in the entire local thoroughfare – at least during the harvesting season!". Sometimes the vehicles are parked so far away from the front of the houses that even the passenger can get out comfortably. When it gets too crowded for buttner's tractor-trailer team, he gets out and rings the bell for the driver to leave the house. "If they are old people, I have no problem. These residents then willingly drive a little to the side", describes buttner. But with new tenants he often gets a bad deal: "especially if they are foreigners who don't speak german well yet".
The local residents already observe the regular lorry traffic through its narrow passage with delivery vehicles in the direction of the landfill site. The navi(gation device had diverted them there, was the reason often heard. Vehicles weighing more than five tons were only allowed to pass through wirmsthal as suppliers for the ulsamer company. Will all truck drivers comply with the closure of KG 4 from may onwards?? – "remains to be seen how the traffic situation develops", says mayor reinhard hallhuber. In any case, he doesn't want to see the 40-ton trucks driving through the fairly new wirmsthal thoroughfare, which has been renovated at great expense. The approach for the trucks is B 287 (direction bad kissingen) or sulzthal.

Quiet at the moment. The machines stand still. Revision. But not for long. On 17. September the machines will start up again. The biomass cogeneration plant in the sandreuth district of nurnberg, on the land of the N-ergie aktiengesellschaft energy company, uses wood chips to generate heat and electricity in a combined heat and power process.

Up to 20 trucks a day arrive at the plant to deliver new wood chips. After the incoming goods inspection, samples of the delivered wood are taken. Afterwards, the finished fuel is stored in one of the total of six boxes. The power plant uses only forest residues or wood chips for combustion. Fresh wood from landscaping. "We do not use waste wood because it is contaminated with pollutants, paint residues or oils", says production manager matthias klopfer.

New funfer confuses vending machines and vendors

The other day, a customer tried to pay a backer in hochstadt with one of the new funf-euro bills. The saleswoman stared at the banknote in bewilderment, held it up in the air with both hands and gave it a searching look. "What is the?", the lady asked irritated. "The new funf-euro bill, the customer answered truthfully. "Honestly? It looks like fake money!, the saleswoman replied.

In the end the customer got his sandwiches and change. The new bill not only confuses sellers, but most vending machines don't know what to do with it. Many people were already standing helplessly in front of the automatic teller machine with their parking ticket or were unable to buy a train ticket at the train station. For the vending machine operators this means: rescheduling.

Back in the win zone

Neuenmarkt – sunshine reigned at the annual general meeting of the diaconia association neuenmarkt-wirsberg-trebgast-harsdorf, because pastor peter ahrens, as chairman, loved to announce that the institution had returned to profitability for the first time after several years of difficulties. In this context, pastor ahrens highlighted the successful work of angelo henninger, who is decisively responsible for this positive development in the diaconia association. It was also gratifying to find a successor for dorothea promeuschel, who had managed the cashier's office at the diaconal association for 36 years, in manfred kolb from trebgast.
Local councillor karl pohlmann emphasized that the communities are pleased that the balance sheets of the diakonieverein have improved significantly in the last two years and that a good result was achieved in 2013. Pohlmann also wished for this economically successful work in the future. Pastor ulrich bohm reported on his experiences with asylum seekers in neuenmarkt. A group of 25 people from the community is currently working enthusiastically to provide help here.

Huge challenges
In his report, pastor peter ahrens pointed out that there were enormous challenges in the area of nursing care. In order to guarantee humane nursing care in the future, a radical change in awareness is needed not only in politics, but also in society as a whole. A first step in this direction is the increase in nursing care contributions, which the bundestag recently approved in order to provide better support for inpatient and outpatient care. The calculations showed, however, according to the chairman, that even more would be necessary to solve the problems of care. Using the example of washing the whole body of a person in need of care, pastor ahrens showed that patience is slowly running out, because since the introduction of long-term care insurance 20 years ago, the time available to the caregiver has dropped from 25 minutes to 12 minutes. "In industry, they would say that productivity has increased by 50 percent, but we are dealing with people, not machines."
Chairman peter ahrens was pleased to note that the balance sheet for 2013 has improved significantly. "We had asked angelo henninger as a business consultant to develop a concept and to carry out measurements so that we could get back into a green area economically." The magic word was "profit-oriented tour planning", and thus also the accumulated deficits were reduced. In 2013, personnel costs amounted to around 410,000 euros. Wage costs account for 87 percent of nursing revenue losses. The diaconia association currently has 468 members.
Ward manager margit weinlein reported on the daily work of the diaconia ward and explained that an average of 70 to 75 people are cared for and attended to.