The West News (West, Tex.), Vol. 104, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 15, 1994 Page: 1 of 12
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Volume 104, No. 50 Two Sections
THURSDAY, December 15,1994 06^3^ f 04 j^/S Se/W?( fi
West ISD schedules early diamiaunl
West ISD has scheduled early dismissals Dec. 19-21 because
of final examB. School will be dismissed Dec. 19 and 20 as
follows: West Elementary School, 2:50 p.m.; West High
School, 3 p.m.; and West Middle School, 3:10 p.m. Dismissal
for Dec. 21 is West Elementary School, 1:40 p.m.; West High
School, 1:50 p.m.; and West Middle School, 2 p.m. The
Christmas Holiday will be from Dec. 22 through Jan. 5.
Teachers will return to school from the holidays on Jan. 4 for
a teacher workday.
Leroy VFD elects officers
The Lerpy Volunteer Fire Department recently elected for
1995. They are: David Williams, president; Danny Randolph,
fire chief; Larry Brem, assistant fire chief; Dan Thomas,
secretary and treasurer; Michael Aming, training officer;
and the Rev. Lacy Williams, chaplain.
Abbott schools to dismiss early
Abbott schools are to dismiss early at 2:20 p.m. Dec. 14 and
15 and at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 16 due to semester exams and
Christmas holidays. Classes will resume on Jan. 3 at regular
times. The Abbott ISD tax office will also be closed at the
dismissal times and during the holidays. Taxes may be
mailed to Abbott Schools, P.O. Box 226, Abbott, Texas 76621.
Those post marked prior to Jan.. 1 will be posted for Dec.
Czech Society Christmas Party
The McLennan • Hill Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society
will have their Christmas Party at 1 p.m. this Sunday in the
West Community Center. Members are asked to prepare
their favorite recipe, sandwiches or sweets for the social.
There will be door prizes and everyone is welcome to attend.
The 1995 membership dues may be paid at this meeting.
Post Office extends hours for holidays
The West Post Office has scheduled extended hours for this
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the public.
Chamber planning Dec. 19 meeting
The West Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 19
in the West Community Center. The meeting is open to the
West KC Christmas caroling Dec. 18
The West Knights of Columbus have set this Sunday as their
annual evening for Christmas caroling. Everyone is invited
to meet at 6 p.m, at the Gazebo on the West City Hall lawn.
Sokol Christmas Party Dec. 20
The Sokol Christmas Party is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 20
in Lone Star Hall. There will be nachos and dip and people are
asked to bring their favorite sweets. Santa is scheduled to
West ISD report available
Copies of the West ISD 1993-94 Academic Excellence Indica-
tor System (AEIS) Report is now available at all offices of the
school district, including the principal's offices at all three
campuses and the administration office at 801 N. Reagan
KC MembershipMeeting Dec. 21
The Knights of Columbus Council 2305 is sponsoringa First
Degree Membership Program on Dec. 21 at the West Colum-
bus Club. Any Catholic man, 18 years of age and interested
-injoifringthirCatholie men's organization is asked to meet
at the West KCHall at 7:30 p.m. on that date. Any questions,
please call Larry Podsednik (826-5636) or the West KC Hall
on weekends (826-7770).
Letters to Santa Claus
is almost here and Santa Claus will soon be
bringing cheer to young and old.
Aren youngsters are certainly eager to let Santa know
what they hope to get for Christmas this year. In an effort
to help area children get their wishes to Santa, Tht West
iVrws will publish their letters to Santa Claus In next week's
issue of the newspaper.
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 or mailed to:
Santa Clans Letters
c/o The West News
West, Texas 76491
Chndrea are asked to send their letters as soon as poe-
rible, so the letter can be set tor pubheatiou la the newspa-
per's Chrtahnas Edition. The deaffinelbr receiving letters
is Dec It.
The Texas Water Develop-
ment Board closed a $1.2 million
loan on December 2 with the
City of West for the construction
of a new wastewater treatment
plant and collection system. The
loan is funded through the State
Water Pollution Control Revolv-
The loan proceeds are being
used in conjunction with a
$400,000 grant from the Texas
Department of Housing and
Community Affairs to construct
a new 450,000 gallons per day
wastewater treatment plant and
In addition, the existing main
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Open house at new
funeral home facility
he West area
Construction on nc w sewer plant set to begin
oufajl line is being replaced. The
ements will meet the more
r ngent Texas natural Re-
ffluent standards and
shcftilH alleviate current inflow
anq infiltration problems.
t City Secretary Kenneth
a said Tuesday that
groundbreaking for the new
wastewater treatment and col-
lection system could begin this
month. The new plant is to be
located at the same location as
the city's current sewage treat-
Once work begins, completion
is expected within 300 days
which makes the tentative
completion date set for October
The city currently use a
ponding system for its wastewa-
ter treatment and collection with
the new system to implement
the mechanical aeration process.
Vehicle crashes in
open despite damages
The West Hardware Store at
130N. Roberts was damaged last
Thursday when a vehicle ran
through the front of the building
West Police reported that a
1977 black Gran Prix, driven by
23-year-old Franicsco Mares of
West, crashed through the front
of the hardware store.
Police report the vehicle left
tire marks from the intersection
of Pine and Roberts Streets for
approximately 300 feet until
smashing into the building.
West Police reported the
driver stated he could not get his
vehicle under control.
Repairs ware made to the
building that night and the busi-
ness was open during its regular
hours the following day.
o West Hardware Store
A car was driven through a portioi
Hardware Store in West late last ■
rif the wall at the West
This is another view of the damage done to the Weal Hard-
ware Store last Thursday.
St. Mary's School plans
Christmas Program for
St. Mary's School is hosting
its annual Christmas Program
at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at St. Joseph's
Hall in West.
This year the program will
feature an original musical titled
"Christmas Concert" performed
by middle school students and
written by art and publications
teacher Charyl Dragoo.
"Christmas Concert" weaves
together stories about saving a
relationship, saving a homeless
boy, saving a private school and
saving a rock and roll star's
record contract all together with
a moral lesson learned by the
students at the school.
cian. The lyrics were written by Nick"|aid "Away in a Manger".
Charyl Dragoo. The other origi-
nal song, "Singa SongFor Jesus”
was written and composed by
Casey Jones. A third song, "Will
She Wear My Jacket" originally
performed in the musical "Trust
Me" in 1993 at the Hippodrome,
was also used. It was written by
Charyl Dragoo and composed by
Students in the elementary
school will also be showing their
talents. The fifth grade will per-
form a playlet adapted from the perforji (for their parents and
movie "AThiefsChristmas". The
student viewed the movie, di
First rt>de will perform an en-
animi '^point of view while sing-
g about the animals at
hristmas. Second grad-
ing a Christmas song
rd and fourth graders
their talents in a group
ation of "The Little
the fir t
ers w: 1
Drum lilr Boy" and will finish
;ing "Silent Night."
jdents at St. Mary's are
out getting a chance to
their parents and
have been getting
Jtumes together, mak-
vided into groups and wrote their ing sc n|:ry and props and re-
Two original songs will make own script, based on the story. It heaCBiftg so their performance
their 'debut In this musical, involves a thiefhaviiig achange will go just right. The students
"Podunkville," a song about be- ofheart after meeting a little boy hope the people in the commu-
ing stuck in a small town, was who has nothing. Kindergarten nity will come and see their pro-
composed by Casey Jones, a lo- and Pre-Kwill sing"Jolly Old St. gram,
cal poet, songwriter and musi-
Annual Toy Drive
underway in West
The annual Christmas Memories Toy Drive is cur-
rently underway in West and is sponsored by the West
Community Hospital and West Kiwanis Club.
Any toy can be donated to the drive, however un-
wrapped toys for children up to 12 years old are preferred.
The toys can be dropped off at the hospital, the office of
Frank Andrle (300 N. Reagan) or the Justice of the Peace
Precinct 3 office (209 E. Oak) or they can contact Dee Ann
Reaves at 826-3713 or Sheila Lenart at 826-3939.
For those wishing to receive the toys, they are asked to
contact Edwina Deiterman at the West Community Hos-
December 21 is the final day for those wishing to get
their names on the list to receive toys.
The West Community Hospital Auxiliary is scheduled
to wrap the presents.
Trojan Bands plan Christmas concert for Thursday
The West High School and
West Middle School • St. Mary's
bands are scheduled to perform
their annual Christmas Concert
at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) in the
West High School gym.
The concert's theme is "The
Gift of Christmas" and there will
be special arraignments which
will involve many people from
the West community and West
High School. David Pareya is to
narrate "Twas the Night Before
Christmas" while the drama de-
partment acta out the story.
The high school band is to
perform a special arrangement
of "Deck the Halls" by Manheim
Steamroller accompanied by syn-
thesizers aid other electric in-
struments. David Kolar is to sing
Mel Tonne's version of "The
FfoaeolOTtQ page two tor woes
on Christmas Concert.
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