The West News (West, Tex.), Vol. 108, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 17, 1998 Page: 3 of 16
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The West News - Thursday, September 17,1998
HeatherRenee Manning and Curt Anthony Veselka
exchange wedding vows August 29 in West
Mackenzie Renee Wernet
Mrs. Curt Anthony Veselka
(bride formerly Heather Renee Manning) t
Heather Renee Manning and groom, Sandy Veselka, sister- French, friend of the bride, and
Curt Anthony Veselka were
united in marriage August 29,
1998 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church of the Assump-
tion in West with Father Ed
Karasek as celebrant.
The bride is the daughter of
Ralph and Vickie Manning of
Gholson. She is the granddaugh-
ter of Betty Glenn of Austin,
Edgar < Bobby) and JoAnne For-
tune of Gholson and the late
The groom is the son of Will-
iam (Bill) and Tibbie Veselka of
West. He is the grandson of
Libbie Blazek and the late Elick
Blazek of Ennis, and the late
Willie A. and Vlasta Veselka.
The bride, given in marriage
by her father, wore a longsleeved
white satin gown with a round
neckline and the bodice and
sleeves were heavily beaded with
pearls and sequins. The long
train was edged with scalloping
open lace and the front and back
of the skirt had lace adorned
with sequins. The bride wore
pearl earrings. I Ier Fingertip silk
illusion veil was adorned with
pearls. She carried a bouquet of
stargazer lilies, white and fire
‘n1 ice roses, white misty, En-
glish ivy and Italian ruscus.
The groom wore a black clas-
sic full dress tuxedo with a white
vest and white bow tie.
Honor Attendants were Chris-
tina Manning, sister ofthe bride,
and Kathy Allen, friend of the
bride. Bridesmaids were
DeAnna Blazek, aunt of the
in-law of the groom, Casey Bates,
friend of the bride, Erika
Prather, friend ofthe bride, and
Courtney Allen, friend of the
They wore sleeveless, floor
length gowns of navy blue crepe
and each carried a bouquet of a
dozen fire 'n' ice roses.
Flower girls were Caitlin
Veselka, niece ofthe groom, and
Sarah Blazek, cousin of the
groom. They carried baskets of
Best Men were Mike Warren,
friend of the groom, and Mark
Veselka, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Greg Blazek,
uncle ofthe groom, Jeff Veselka,
cousin of the groom, Buster
Manning, uncle of the bride,
Justin Manning, cousin of the
bride, and Tim Adair, friend of
They wore black classic full
dress tuxedo with a navy vest
and navy bow ties.
Ring Bearer was Alexander
Veselka, son of the bride and
groom. Alex wore a black tuxedo
with a white vest and white bow
Ushers were Delbert Bailey,
friend of the bride and groom,
Ed Chudej, friend ofthe groom,
Bobby Nors, friend ofthe groom,
Brad Hill, friend ofthe bride and
groom, and Matt Prather, friend
of the bride and groom.
The houseparty included Dor-
othy Ann (Nubbin) Moore, aunt
of the groom, Shelley Kudelka,
friend of the bride, Jennifer
Krystal Taylor, friend of the
Vocalist Laurie Sykora and
organist Dorothy Kucera pro-
vided music for the ceremony.
A reception, dinner and dance
followed the ceremony at the
West Fraternal Auditorium. The
Reception hall was decorated in
navy blue, hunter green and
The bride’s white three-
tiered cake had a lighted flow-
ing fountain underneath, and
had one two-tier and one single
layer cake connected with stair-
ways. All cakes were accented
with navy blue flowers and silk
ribbon. Stargazer lilies, white
roses, fire ‘n’ ice roses, white
monte casino and greenery ac-
cented the table.
The groom’s chocolate cake
was decorated with a computer
motherboard on top.
Music for the afternoon and
dance was provided by Straight
from the Heart.
The bride is a 1997 graduate
of West High School and is cur-
rently a student at McLennan
Community College majoring in
Marketing. She is employed at
Flowers 'n' Things in West.
Curt is a 1994 graduate of
West High School and gradu-
ated from TSTC in 1996 as a
Computer Systems Networking
Technician. He is employed at
Raytheon Systems of Waco.
Following their honeymoon
trip to Hawaii the couple will
live in West.
Mackenzie Renee Wernet cel-
ebrated her third birthday on
August 15 at her home in Tokio.
Mackenzie along with family
and friends celebrated a "Tweety
Bird" party theme. Guests en-
joyed hot dogs and all the trim-
Mackenzie is the daughter of
Adrian and Donna Wernet of
Tokio, the granddaughter of
Lanet Klanika of Birome and
the late Louis and Loretta
Wernet. She is the great-grand-
daughter of Lucille Wernet of
West; Adolph and Mary Lander
of Malone and Christine Klanika
Mackenzie would like to thank
everyone for all of her nice gifts
and for making her third birth-
day so special.
Michael A. Guido
A little boy was leading his sis-
ter up a mountain path.
“This isn’t a path,” she cried.
“It's rocky and bumpy.”
“Sure,” he said, “the bumps are
what you climb on.”
Handel had lost his health. His
right side was paralyzed. His
money was gone. What bumps!
But he climbed on them to com-
pose The Messiah.
St. John was exiled for preach-
ing the Word of God. He was old,
lonely and sick. What bumps! But
he climbed on them to write his
greatest book - Revelation.
Are there bumps in your life?
Have faith in God and keep on
climbing. Like the boy said,
'Bumps are what you climb on."
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Kayla Jane Griffin
Kayla Jane Griffin celebrated
her fourth birthday on Septem-
ber 4 at her home in Chalk Bluff.
A lasagna dinner was served to
her family and friends along with
a birthday cake and ice cream. A
"Rugrats" theme was carried
Those celebrating this excit-
ing event were her parents, Greg
and Helaine Griffin, Kayla's 10-
year old sister, Mindy; great-
grandmother Lucille Wernet of
West; great-aunt Donna Hendley
of Arlington; Aunt Allison and
Uncle Ronnie Slovak of Chalk
Bluff; Uncle Aaron, Aunt Sara
and cousin Lauren Wernet of
West; and Mark Cox and Crissy
Kayla also celebrated her
birthday with her friends at the
home of Sonya Fallaw on Sep-
tember 3. Everyone enjoyed a
homemade cake made by her
mom and decorated by Kayla.
Those special friends are
caregiver, Sonya Fallaw,
Mackenzie Wernet, Michaela
and Madison Bartosh, Crystal
Lawson, Matthew Dugger and
Angela Marie Dulak of West
Columbia graduated summa
cum laude from Texas A&M
University in College Station
during the August 14 commence-
ment exercises. She received a
Bachelor of Science degree in
While attending Texas A&M,
she wasa member of Alpha Zeta
Agriculture Honor Fraternity,
Gamma Sigma Delta Interna-
tional Honor Society of Agricul-
ture, Agricultural Economics -
Agribusiness Association and
She is a 1994 graduate of Co-
lumbia High School and is
pursiung a Masters of Science
degree in Agribusiness at Texas
A&M in College Station.
Angela is the daughter of
Frank and Marie (Klimitchek)
Dulak of West.
Costello - Eisma
Lorell Elizabeth Eisma and Paul William Costello are pleased to
announce their approaching marriage.
She is the daughter of Dr. Jose and Lori Eisma of West and
Evelyn Wage of Dallas.
He is the son of Raymond and Edith Krai of West and Paul and
Barbara Costello of West Liberty, Kentucky.
The prospective bride is employed as a customer service assis-
tant with Minute Maid/Coca-Cola in Waco. The prospective groom
is a wholesaler with Jupe Mills/Jupe Grain in West.
The wedding is planned for October 17, 1998 at St. Mary's
Catholic Church of the Assumption in West.
( New Arrivals )
Melanie 9\[icole Carlisle
Kent and Heather Carlisle are proud to announce the birth of
their daughter Melanie Nicole, born at 2:37 p.m. June 26, 1998.
Melanie weighed nine pounds 14 ounces and was 22 inches long.
West Middle School students of the month
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Each month during the school
year, West Middle School teach-
ers choose a student of the month
for each of the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades. To be chosen stu-
dent of the month is a great
honor, because the winners must
be hard-working, responsible
individuals, who display good
citizenship. We congratulate the
following individuals who were
chosen for the month of August.
Colin Urbanovsky, a sixth
grader, is the son of Don and
Pam Urbanovsky. He plays the
baritone in the West Middle
School band. His interests in-
clude baseball, football, building
model cars, collecting baseball
cards and Texas A&M souvenirs
and riding his bicycle. His goal is
to attend Texas A&M Univer-
The seventh grade student of
the month is Bo Kutscherousky,
son of E.F. and Sharon
Kutscherousky. He participates
in football, basketball and track
at West Middle School. He also
enjoys playing baseball, hunt-
ing, fishing and collecting base-
ball cards. Bo wants to attend
college, then play professional
Steven Hykel is the eighth
grade student of the month. His
parents are Kenneth and Cindy
Hykel. He is a member of the
West Middle School band. He is
also a member ofthe Elm Mott
Church of Christ Bible quiz team.
His interests include fishing,
reading, camping, hiking, and
bike riding. His goals include
earning a degree at a college and
becoming a scientist.
It is definitely an honor to be
chosen as Student of the Month.
By receiving this honor these
students have demonstrated the
kind of respect and admiration
that each student should show
toward their school, teachers,
and fellow students. We applaud
them for their hard work and
dedication to achieve educational
Burns - Hykel
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Hykel of'Troy would like to announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Sharon
Alison Hykel to Brian Walter Burres, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
W. Burres Jr. of Temple.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are L.A. and Estelle Hykel of
Abbott and Gene and Sally Steele of Hillsboro.
Grandmothers of the prospective groom are Marie Brehob of
Temple and Margaret Burres of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The couple plan to be married at 4 p.m. November 14 at Grace
Presbyterian Church in Temple.
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