Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 6, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 9, 1972 Page: 4 of 32
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VĚSTNÍK Wednesday, February 9, 1972
much of herself than our dcar friend, Drozd. Congratulations and well-de-
Mary Bača.” served, Sisfcer Bača. —Editor).
(Sent in by Sister Sophia Hradecky
BROTHER AND SISTEK AUGUST STAVINOHA
Czech Catholic Home for the Aged at
Hillje. Sile wrote and composed a
memoriál and recipe book and earned
58,500 from the sále of thern. This was
the first money that started the Hillje
She is now public relations manager
at the liome.
Along about this time, she realized
her third ambition. She was elected
president of the KJZT Lodge and now
holds the oífiee of vice president. She
is a lite member of the board of direc-
tors of the Czech Catholic Home for
the the Aged, and a member of the
American Legion and VPW Anxiliaries.
She received the Wornan of' the Year
awarcl from the Business and Prořes-
sional Women’s Club. She received the
Mother of the Year award from the El
Campo Veterans of Foreign War Post
She was the first person in Texas
to receive the Better Life award from
the Texas Nursing Home Association.
Leon Hale, Houston Post columnist
admires her enough that he wrote
eight pages about her in his book
1 “Turn South at the Second Bridge,”
ialso several columns hi the Houston
páper. She returned to her birthplace
iin Czechoslovakia years ago and Con-
gressman Pickle will telí you that she
was one of the best ambassadors to
visit Europe. With the help of the U.S,
State Department, Congressman Pickle
and former Senátor Culp Krueger, she
was able to unitě people in her
hometown and Prague who had not
seen or spoken to each other since the
She helped to get the El Campo Mu-
seum started and has worked with the
Wharton County Historical Committee
in putting on their annual historical
She is a booster of the Opportunity
Center, school for retarded children.
íShe is active in all civic projects,
She says she graduated from high
ischool at the age of 65 when she re-
ceived her administatoFs certificate,
and from Wharton County Junior Col-
lege at 66, when she took a full nine-
month course in administrativě work
and received her certificate.
Truly, it would také a book to telí
iall the fine things and aets of charity
Mary has doně and is d.oing for her
fellowman, and her hometown. I know
of no person who is more worthy of
this outstanding Citizen of the Year
award than one who has given so
Mr. and Mrs. August Stavinoha cele-
brated. their 60th weddíng anniversary
with a reception December 26, 1971
from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sacred Heart
Halí, Seymour, Texas.
Hosts for the observance were chil-
dren of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. S. A.
Ondricek, Seymour; Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Stavinoha, Seymour, and Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Boce, Jr., Munday. They
were assisted by all the grandchildren
and great grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Ondricek, Cynthía and Sylvia,
Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. John Ondricek,
John Garland, and Angelan, Wichita
Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nunley, and
Kýle, Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
James and Stacy, Wichita Falls; Milce
Stavinoha, Arlington; Deborah Stavi-
noha, Leveliand, and Lisa Stavinoha
Mrs. Stavinoha is the former Annie
Fojtík of Burleson. She moved to Bay-
lor County in 1910. Her parents were
the latě Mr. and Mrs. Anton Fojtík,
Br., Mr. Stavinoha!s parents were the
latě Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stavinoha, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Stavinoha were mar-
ried December 26, 1911, in Seymour
by the latě Father Mosler. Immediately
after the wedding, the couple left for
Shiner, Texas. Three children were
born in Shiner: Lilliei, Henry, and Eve-
Later the family moved to Moulton,
Texas. They lived there on their farm
until November, 1928, v/hen they mov-
ed to Seymour, Texas. There they made
their home on their farm in the Mary’s
Creek Community until their retire-
ment in 1956, when they moved to their
present home, 504 s. Donald Street,
They are members of the Sacred
Heart Church. They joined Shiner
SPJST Lodge 58 years ago, and are now
members of SPJST Lodge 95 of Sey-
(Congratulations! Photo and Infor-
mation submitted by Mrs. S. A. Ond-
United Nations Ambassador George
Bush greets State Representative
Brother Dan Kubiak of Rockdale at
the National Conferenee of Legislators
held recently in Washington, D.C.
Brother Kubiak met with Ambassador
Bush and members of the State .De-
partment for two days on United States
foreign policy, India-Pakistan, Israel-
Egypt, North Vietnam, Red China-
Formosa and the nareotics problém
that prevails throughout Southeast
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Sefcik, R. J. Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 6, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 9, 1972, newspaper, February 9, 1972; West, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth625318/m1/4/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.