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The West News - Thursday, December 14,1995
BACK TO BASICS
Fourth graders make special gifts
Some West Elementary School mother make a quilt for the new learned to sew at an early age in
fourth grade students will be
giving a gift of love, as well as, a
gift of learning this year to their
In correlation with their Lan-
guage Arts and Social Studies
classes, Mrs. Kay Sulak's stu-
dents have been busy hand piec-
ing, and hand quilting pothold-
ers to give their families this
Their reading story entitled,
"A Special Gift", was about a
young girl who helps her grand-
baby. The story even goes into
how their relationship strength-
ens after the Grandmother suf-
fers a stroke. The little girl helps
her overcome the stroke so they
are able to complete the "special
In Social Studies, they have
been studying the early life of
Colonial Children and the Texas
Pioneers. They learned that in
order for the families to survive,
they all had to pitch in and do
chores. The young children
Letters To Santa Claus
Just a reminder for area children to
please bring their letters to Santa
Claus to The West News by today
(Thursday). These letters will be pub-
lished in the newspapers Dec. 21 is-
Children are asked to put their
name, age and address on the letter.
The Santa Letters can be delivered to
The West News Office at 214 W. Oak.
order to have clothes and quilts
for the cold winters.
During their art class and
recess the students worked on
their "special gifts” in order to
have them ready for the holi-
days. They enjoyed learning this
craft and getting the chance to
appreciate what some of the early
pioneers did. Some of the stu-
dents now have a true apprecia-
tion for their own family quilts
that some of their grandmothers
and other family members have
Kids should read at home,
A&M prof reminds parents
a child in the family's daily routine can
help their reading and writing.
Dr. John Stansell, an education pro-
fessor at Texas A&M University, says
that while it is important to have books
and writing materials available at home
for children, don’ioverlook the every-
day opportunities parents have to read
and write with their children.
“Books aren't the only things
children can read,” Stansell said.
“Reading through the mail, reading a
recipe or the newspaper, even reading
road signs while driving around town
are all activities that involve literacy."
Stansell reiterates the importance
of parents reading to children, but also
emphasizes that it is equally important
for children to see the parents them-
selves reading and writing. Parents
should have reading and writing
materials in the home and within their
children’s reach to allow them to expe-
rience and learn from these items
(DM)-You'l! love great tasting Herb Crusted Fish Fingers with Lemon-
Garlic Aioli. It's a new, fun way to serve fish that's quick and easy to do.
Before coating with herb-seasoned cornmcal, tire fish strips marinate in natu-
rally brewed Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce to give them a perky flavor. Lite soy
sauce has less sodium than regular brewed soy sauce, yet retains all of its dis-
I tindive flavor because the salt is removed after brewing. Serve with a medley
9 of steamed vegetables and dinner can be ready in only 30 minutes.
HERB CRUSTED FISH FINGERS
1 teaspoon thyme, crumbled
1 teaspoon basil, crumbled
1 teaspoon onion powder
Vi teaspoon coarse-ground
1 pound firm white fish fillets
(halibut, swordfish or shark),
about Vi inch thick
3 tablespoons Kikkoman Lite
Soy Sauce, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
y. cup yellow cornmea!
Cut fish into 3- x Vi-inch strips; coat with 1 Tbsp. lite soy sauce. Let stand
10 minutes. Meanwhile, oil bottom of 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Blend egg
with remaining soy sauce in pie pan and mix commeal, thyme, basil, onion
powder and pepper in shallow dish. Coat fish with flour, then dip into egg
mixture and finally coat with commeal mixture; place in single layer in oiled
pan. Bake in 425JF. oven 8 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Lemon-Garlic Aioli.
Turn fish over; bake 5 to 6 minutes longer, or until fish flakes easily with
fork. Serve with aioli. Makes 4 servings.
♦Lemon-Garlic Aioli: Blend Vi cup mayonnaise; y« teaspoon grated fresh
lemon peel; 1 Tbsp. lemon juke; and 1 small clove garlic, pressed. Cover
and refrigerate until ready to use.
Each serving: 539 calories (58% from fat), 35gfal, Il4mg choles., 7l5mg
sodium, 28g carh., 28g protein.
iiyoy the sweet taste of holiday treats 9
Kiwanian of the Year
Ken Sykora was recently chosen Kiwanian of the Year. He
received this award during the West Kiwanis Club'a 43rd
Anniversary Banquet Nov. 30 in the West Community Cen-
Eating properly during the holiday
ason can be a real challenge, espe-
ally for those who are on sugar
stricted diets, whether it be for
laltlt related reasons or weight
mtrol. Curbing sugar intake and the
lories that accompany it becomes
ore difficult during the holiday
ason when the most enticing holiday
:ats are typically made with high
nounts of sugar. Now, families who
a t concerned about modifying their
s jar intake can include their favor-
dishes and desserts on the holiday
Me when they make them with
igarTwin. SugarTwin Spoonable
easures just like sugar and maintains
sweetness even when you cook
d bake at high temperatures. Sugar-
vin is the perfect alternative for all
mr sweetening needs — coffee, tea,
Local artist Sherry Harrington
awards at the Bosque County
Exhibition in Clifton for her j
Two.* Mrs. Harrington's winnka
left) is a painting of Sara Spat
Larry and Theresa Sparks of We L
the John Steven Jones Fellowtfc
County Bank award for Best of!
Mrs. Harrington (right) is pit
Roland Jones, benefactors for
was chosen out of 63 paintini
arlier this year won top
Conservatory of Fine Arts
entitled Tea for
painting (shown on the
s, the daughter of Drs.
The painting received
award and the Bosque
. In the above picture,
with Mr. and Mrs.
ip. Her painting
We love you,
Dad and Mom
oanie in LA.
iced drinks and cooking and baking.
Here are three delicious recipes
offered by the makers of SugarTwin.
You won’t have to pass up the tradi-
tional sweet treats if you make them
Traditional Bread Pudding
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated
1 cup water
3 Tbs. margarine
1/2 cup egg substitute m
:up Brown SugarTwin* or
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
5 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
4-5 cups french bread, cut into
1/2 cup raisins, loosely packed
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8"
square baking pan with nonstick
In small saucepan, combine evapo-
rated milk, water, and margarine.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring
occasionally, until margarine is melted
and milk is heated through. Do not
boil. In large bowl, combine egg sub-
stitute Brown SugarTwin (or Sugar-
Twin Spoonable), cinnamon, vanilla,
cream of tartar. Gradually whisk in
hot milk mixture; mix well. Stir in
bread cubes and raisins; stir until
thoroughly moistened. Pour pudding
into prepared baking pan.
Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until
knife blade inserted in center comes
out clean. Cut into 8 servings; serve
warm. Refrigerate leftovers for up to
Yield: 8-2"x4" servings. 160 calories
2 slices white bread, cubed
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 Tbs. SugarTwin* Spoonable
1 tsp. maple flavoring
1 tsp. orange extract
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 cups skim milk, scalded
Preheat oven to 325#F. Place cubed
white bread into 1 quart casserole.
In small bowl, blend eggs, SugarTwin,
maple flavoring, orange extract,
nutmeg. Slowly add scalded milk to
egg mixture and stir well. Pour
mixture into casserole.
Bake at 325°F in a pan of hot water
for approximately one hour. To teat
for doneness, insert knife near die
edge of casserole, it should come out
clean. Let stand a few minutes to cool.
Garnish with a mandarin orange
Yield: 4 servings. 120 calories per
We love you,
Dad and Mom
2/3 cup Brown SugarTwin*
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
i/8 up. cloves i -
1/8 up. ginger
1 can (1 pound) or 2 cups
By Dorothy Uptmor
The Waco Metal Detector Club of Waco had their annual Christ-
mas hunt this past Sunday. Ray and Stella Perez attended and Ray
came in second place.
The family of Sophie Piscacek had their annual Christmas get-
together Saturday at the home of Patsy and Roger Morrison of
Belton. Those atte ding were Mrs. Sophie Piscacek, Arthur and
Marge Deiterman, Aaele and Ben Poehls, Jack and Albina Anthony,
Robert and Estelle Bartz, Mike and Carol Piscacek and Rachel of
Whitney. Gifts were exchanged.
St. Joseph's Parish Council of Elk and St. Martin's Parish Council
of Tours had their annual Christmas party Sunday at Heitmiller's
Steak House in Elm Mott. Everyone eiyoyed good conversation and
TheThanksgivingcelebration of the Grimm family was on Thanks-
giving Day at the home of Brad and Phyliss Teasdale and family of
Montgomery County. Also attending were members of the Teasdale
family. Approximately 40 guests attended.
Hoot and Marilyn Hutyra were recently in San Antonio and
visited with Fritz and Margaret Stanislav of Buiberde. They at-
tended Holy Mass together at St. Joseph Church at Honey Creek.
Later, the Stanislav's treated Hoot and Marilyn to lunch.
Ruthie Hutyra is now making her home at Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Matthew Hutyra was discharged from the Navy this past week.
He and nis wife, Amy, are currently making their home in Ennis and
they are expecting their little tax deduction around February 14,
Christmas Mass schedules at Tours and Elk parishes: Christmas
Eve (Sunday), Regular Sunday morning Mass at Tours at 10:15 a.m.
and Elk at 8:30 a.m. There will also be an early Vigil Mass at Tours
at 4 p.m. and at Elk at 6:30 p.m. Midnight Mass will be celebrated
at Tours this year on Christmas Eve. Please don't call Father to
inquire what time Midnight Mass will be—Think about it!!! Come
early and listen to the carols.
Christmas Day Mass schedule: Elk at 8:30 a.m. and Tours at
Sacrament of Confession schedule for Christmas: St. Martin's,
December 17 from 3 to 4 p.m.; St. Joseph's, Elk, December 17 from
4:30 to 5 p.m., St. Mary's, West, December 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. and
from 7 until 8 p.m.
Also the sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated at St. Martin's
each Saturday afternoon from 5:30 until 6:10 p.m.
The Christmas project at St. Martin's will begin this week. They
are sponsoring a Tree of Hope for the Family Abuse Center. The
Christmas tree at the entrance of Church will contain special stars.
Please take one or several stars and purchase the item or items and
place them unwrapped under the tree.
The poinsettias ordered from Catholic Life Insurance (Tours
Branch #4) can be picked up this weekend at St. Martin's. Each
plant is $7.
Celebrating a birthday this week are: December 16, Roman
Kapczynski; December 17, Lenora Schutza, Ron Hall and Pat
Lander; December 18, Herbert Brem, Amy Kaluza, daughter of
Mary Beth and Mike, will be 5; Mario Leal, Esther Dieteker,
December 19, Chad Neckar; December 20, Charlie Polansky; De-
cember 22, Matthew Stem, Nicki Girard, and Mazy Rose Hutyra
Straight From the Heart will play at Cottonwood Hall on New
Year's Eve. I think there are still some tickets available.
December 17 is First United Fellowship Sunday and there will be
Open House at the Parsonage from 3 to 5 p.m.
First United will present their Christmas program at 7 p.m. on
December 22. Pieaae attend if you can. These programs an so very
nice and are open to the public. During this busy tlm* of Die year,
these programs seem to put things in perspective and you realize
just exactly what Christmas is all about
Donna and Basil Housewright.Jr. of Houston spent last weekend
with his mother, Mrs. Emma Houaewright
Gennie Loggina of Highlands was a recent weekend visitor in the
home of Mrs. Emma Houaewright.
Emma Houaewright was a Sunday lunch guaat in the home of
Lind* and Woody Lander and family ofWest. Linda took her mother
Christmas shopping later in the afternoon.
Saturday supper guests in the borne of Emma Houaewright were
Linda and Woody Under, B.J. end friend, Michelle, Cindy end
Mark Zapalac, Jeff and Carla.
Hmw wan have a nim maVnZ
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