The West News (West, Tex.), Vol. 99, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 24, 1989 Page: 4 of 12
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The West News - August 24,1989
Pavlas • Brockette
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Brocketic announce the engagement and approach-
ing marriage of their daughter, Rhonda Lyn, to Danny R. Pavlas, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Pavlas of West
The bride-elect is a Hillsboro High School graduate and a Secretarial/Data
Entry graduate of Four C College in Waco. She is currently employed as a
secretary for a clinical psychologist in Waco.
The prospective groom is a West High School graduate and a graduate of the
HOT Rgional Police Academy at MCC. Formally, a Hillsboro Police Sergeant,
he has accepted a position as an Enforcement Agent with the I exas Alcoholic
Beverage Commission and will be assigned to the San Angelo District Office.
The couple will exhange vows on October 7,1989 at St. Mary s Church of
the Assumption in West.
The prospective bride is the granddaughter ot Mr. Ike Watson of Bynum and
the groom is the grandson of Ms. Sophie Pavlas of West.
Little miss Hilary
H Adamson celebrates
Hilary Elizabeth Adamson turned
three years old on August 21. She
celebrated her birthday with a party at
Approximately 40 relatives and
friends were served barbecue
chicken, potato salad, beans, cookies
and a Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Hilary is the daughter of PeeWee
and Sonya Adamson. Her grandpar-
ents are Edward and Eleanora Snider
and the late Agnes Adamson.
She also celebrated her birthday
with friends at Beulah Zahimiak's.
I love you,
Mrs. Donna Wachel was honored
with a baby shower on August 13 at
the home of her parents, Bob and
Rosemarie Hlavenka in Spring.
About 25 guests, including some
from out of town were in attendance.
She received many nice and useful
gifts. Refreshments of finger sand-
wiches, chips, fresh vegetables with
ranch dressing, cake and kolaches
She is the daughter of Bob and
Rosemarie Hlavenka of Spring. Her
grandparents are Joe and Molly Hlav-
enka of Dallas and the late Louis and
Christine Cepak of West.
hold meeting July 24
The Ross Extension Homemakers
Club met July 24 in the home of
Theresa Jaska with Careta Bryant,
Plans were made to help with the
Fund Raiser for the Ross Fire Depart-
ment on October 15.
Marsha Jaska gave a review of the
book "All 1 Really Need to Know I
Learned in Kindergarten" by Robert
There were 15 members present
and two guests, Lillian Filer and Pat
The next meeting will be in the
home of Louise Price Aug. 21 at 7
p.m. This is a family meeting. All
interested homemakers are invited.
Laura Johnson and Michael Urbis exchange wedding vows in Dallas
Joe and Carolyn Soukup are happy to announce the birth of their son, Colton
Joseph. Colton arrived at 4:17 p.m. on August 9, 1989 at Scott and White
Hospital in Temple.
He weighed five pounds seven ounces and was 18 inches long.
His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Deitcrman of West and Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Soukup of Ross. His great-grandmother is Mrs. Sophie Piscacek of
Whitney Nicole Banik
Whitney Nicole Banik was bom at 1:23 p.m. August 15,1989 at Hillcrest
Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
She measured 18 1/2 inches long and weighed six pounds 15 ounces.
The proud parents are Eddie and Marilyn Banik of Waco. Grandparents are
Alvin and Bernice Sykora of Waco and Albert and Rosemary Banik of West.
She is the great-granddaughter of Louis V. Sykora of West, and great-great-
granddaughter of Rosie Girard of West.
Brianna Marie Chudej
E-4 Ernie and Ellyssia Chudej of Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho
are the proud parents of a baby girl, Brianna Marie, bom Aug. 12,1989.
Great-grandparents are Annie and Louis Chudej of West.
Ryan Cordes Krai
Steve and Beth Krai are proud parents of a baby boy, Ryan Cordes, bom
June 12.1989 in Carrollton.
He weighed nine pounds 10 and a half ounces and was 21 and one-fourth
inches long at birth.
Grandparents are A1 and Helen Krai, A1 and Bobbie Cordes of Lewisville
and Barbara Cordes of Carrollton.
Laura Beth Johnson and Michael
James Urbis were united in marriage
during a 7:30 p.m. wedding ceremony
August 19,1989 at the St. Bernard of
Clairvaux Catholic Church in Dallas.
Father John Libone performed the
ceremony, which took place on the
bride's grandmother's birthday.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Orrin Wendell Johnson of
Harlingen and the groom's parents are
Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Urbis of Rob-
stown. The groom is the grandson of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Urbis and
the late Sophie Opel la, all formerly of
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore a chapel-length gown
of organza with a dropped waist and
scalloped neckline. She carried a
small bouquet of gardenias and roses
attached to a prayer book earned by
her mother and sister at their wed-
Carol Johnson Proctor, the bride's
sister, of Fort Worth served as matron
of honor. Helen Louise Loftin of
Houston and Mary Frances O'Malley
of Atlanta, Georgia served as brides-
The bridesmaids wore tea-length
gowns of polished cotton in pastel
colors with gathered waistbands and
large bows in the back. They carried
bouquets of a large orchid and ivy.
John Mark Urbis, the groom's
brother, of Minneapolis, Minn.,
served as best man at the wedding.
Charles Gaevert of Houston and Brett
Conyers of El Paso were groomsmen
at the wedding.
. Pat Urbis of West, David Urbis of
Corpus Christi and Mark Brewster of
San Antonio ushered at the wedding.
Richard Urbis performed classical
organ pieces at the wedding.
The couple were honored with a
reception, by the bride's parents, at the
Aldredge House, a restored Century
home on Swiss Avenue in Dallas.
The bride graduated from Auburn
University in Auburn, Alabama with
a bachelor of arts degree and from SL
Mary's University School of Law
with a J.D. degree. She is employed as
an attorney with the Law Firm of
Clark, West, Keller, Butler and Ellis.
The groom graduated with a
bachelor of business administration
degree from the University of Hous-
ton and received a J.D. degree from
St. Mary's University School of Law.
He is currently employed as an attor-
ney with the Law Firm of Jones, Allen
Following a honeymoon trip to
northern Minnesota and Canada, the
couple will reside in Dallas.
Eddie Hlavaty honored
on 90th birthday with party
Alcoholic Bev. Com.
West native Danny Pavlas was
recently employed as an enforcement
agent with the Texas Alcoholic Bev-
erage Commission office in San
Pavlas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
F. Pavlas of West, is a West High
School graduate and attended Paul
Quinn College and the Heart of Texas
Regional Police Academy at McLen-
nan Community College, both in
He worked as an officer with the
West Police Department for two years
before joining the Hillsboro Police
Department two years ago, serving as
patrol sergeant the past 10 months.
Pavlas assumes his new duties
Terry R. Soukup, son of Steve R.
and Frances L. Soukup of San Anto-
nio, was an August graduate of Texas
A&M University, School of Archi-
tecture, with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Building Construction.
Terry has accepted a job as con-
struction cost estimator with the Mar-
tin K. Eby Construction Company,
Wichita, Kansas. He will be working
on construction jobs in Austin.
On August 12, Eddie J. Hlavaty
celebrated his 90th Birthday with a
party in Bellmead at the home of
Lawrence and Evelyn Hlavaty.
The menu consisted of grilled
burgers with all the trimmings, chips,
baked beans, okra, tea and cold
After singing "Happy Birthday",
pineapple cake, cookies and a special
"Clown Cake" denoting 90 years,
baked and decorated by his grand-
daughter Diane, was served with ice
Those present for the special day
honoring their dad were sons and their
wives, Bernard and Betty, Lawrence
and Evelyn; proud grandchildren,
Bernard, Jr. and Laurie Hlavaty, Di-
ane Schneider, Nancy and Karen
Hlavaty and Carol Dulock.
Exicted great-grandchildren in-
cluded Stephanie Schneider, Wayne
and Kevin Hlavaty and Derek Du-
Guests were: Theresa Rauschuber
and George Taulcsco, M.D.
Visitors included nephew, C. J.
and Martha Hlavaty, Janie Mashek,
also neighbors, the Wiedemann’s, and
Raymond Finn's stopped by to convey
their best wishes.
Eddie enjoyed opening all his
gifts, the camera clicking and the
event being video-taped. Birthday
wishes were published in The West
News, announced on radio and dis-
played on the marquee in front of City
Hall in West. He was also proud of all
the Birthday cards he received in the
The family extends best wishes for
continued good health and happiness
and hope we can help him celebrate
many more birthdays.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Blahuta and daughter Jenean of Bryan visited with his
mother, Frances Blahuta and her grandson Mr. and Mrs. David Blahuta and two
sons, Drew and Chase from Sterling, Virginia. They also visited with Aunt
John Kostecka, Jr.
KELLY AFB - Cadet John J.
Kostecka, Jr. received practical work
in military leadership at the U.S.
Army ROTC advanced camp, Fort
The six-week camp, attended by
cadets normally between their third
and fourth year of college, includes
instruction in communications, man-
agement and survival training.
Successful completion of the ad-
vanced camp and graduation from
college results in a commission as a
second lieutenant in either the U.S.
Army, Army Reserve or National
Guard for the cadet.
Kostecka is the son of John J. and
Wilma A. Kostecka of Rural Route 1,
The cadet graduated in 1979 from
West High School, and received an
associate degree in 1983 from
McLennan Community College in
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Jeffrey M. Buchanan
Jeffrey Michael Buchanan, son of
Billy and Lea Ann Buchanan, cele-
brated his eleventh birthday August
19 at his grandparents farm. His ac-
tual birthday is August 22.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, cake and
ice cream were served.
Those attending were his parents;
his sister Jennifer, Grandparents
Arnold and Patsy Kasberg; Frankie,
Paula, and Kolt Kapavik; Mike,
Mrs. Michael Urbis
formerly Laura Beth Johnson
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a student is absent, the program can be videotaped and the student can watch
the class during their own time.
In addition to classroom instruction, the satellite hook-up has courses in staff
development, school board training and enrichment programs.
The school district also received a $27,995 federal grant to make the school
handicap accessible. With this grant, the school district was able to make the
school's restrooms accessible to the handicapped, install a new drinking
fountain for the handicapped, re-do several sidewalks around the campus, put
in four handicap ramps and install a handicap loading area at the school.
Penelope ISD Superintendent Billy Sparks inspects some of the equipment
the school received through federal grant money.
Creative Animals Solve Transportation Problems
Baby strollers...what wonderful
inventions for mothers on the go!
In the animal world, however, in-
ventive mothers and babies must
manage the problem of transpor-
tation as best they can. We checked
with wildlife manager Ray Sutton
at the International Wildlife Park to
learn how some creatures cope.
"Baby antes ters frequently catch
rides by hanging on to the mom’s
tail and lower back,” he said.
"Bears, wolves and cats usually
transport their newborns by grab-
bing them at the scruffs of their
Squirrels and mice, on the other
hand, grab their babies by the un-
derbellies to move them from one
hidden location to another.
A baby polar bear, tired from too
much swimming, may bite its
mom's tail and tag along as she
swims through frigid waters.
What ingenious solutions to a
common problem! If you have a
question about wildlife that you
would like to see answered in this
space, write to GNU8 YOU CAN
USE, 601 Wildlife Parkway, Grand
Prairie, Tex. 75050.
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Jeffrey is also the grandson of
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