The West News (West, Tex.), Vol. 104, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 15, 1994 Page: 4 of 12
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The West News - Thursday, December 15.1994
New funeral home,
The public is invited to an open house scheduled from 2-4 p.
Funeral Home in West. This new facility is located at 808 S. R&|
a this Saturday and Sunday at the new home for Aderhold
Funeral Home pi ms Open House
Aderhold Funeral Home has
moved to its new location at 808
South Reagan in West and has
scheduled its grand opening from
2-5 p.m. this Saturday and Sun-
day at the new facility.
Aderhold moves from the cor-
ner of Reagan and Oak Street, a
location it has occupied since the
early 1930's, to the building
which formerly housed the Evan-
gelical Bible Church.
In a unique land and facility
re-use project, the Payne Family
has opened the new funeral home
in the remodeled church build-
ing. The church building was con-
structed in 1974 and has been
vacant for the past few years.
The new facility houses a
chapel with seating for over 230,
two visitation rooms, a prepara-
tion room, offices and a casket
selection room, said Robert
Payne, president of Aderhold
Funeral Home, Inc.
The entire facility was reno-
vated and the building's size was
increased to almost twice as large
as the church structure was. The
now 6,600 square foot building
allows the funeral home "to
handle much larger funerals than
was previously possible." For
overflow crowds, there is closed
circuit television for those wish-
ing to view the funeral service in
The building's front features
massive 18 foot Colonial columns
to go along with the pearl gray
exterior. The interior of the
chapel is designed to accentuate
the columnar entry. There are
two drive-through carports and
a paved parking lot which will
accommodate 33 vehicles in
marked parking spaces. Addi-
tional parallel parking is avail-
able along the streets. For funer-
als, the parking will be changed
to park over 60 vehicles, Payne
explained. The availability of
more parking space is one of the
biggest changes from the funeral
home's previous location.
The columnar architectural
theme of th the building origi-
nates from the company's logo.
The columnar logo was originally
designed in 1987 for Citizens Fi-
delity Insurance Company in
Waco. It was created to repre-
sent stability and trust. When
Citizens sold in 1991, the rights
were transferred to Aderhold
Funeral Home. Larry Payne, who
currently serves on the Board of
Director at the funeral home, had
also served on the Board of Di-
rectors of Citizens Fidelity for 12
During the open house, the
ayne family and others will
uide visitors through the funeral
ome that is designed and deco-
ded to be comforting to families
d friends attending funerals
"Inside they will find an inte-
ii or much different than some
ineral homes. Instead of
lavily-draped or no windows
t id dim lighting, people will find
me with beautiful stained glass
ndows. The chapel is charac-
ized by colonial white pews
th burgundy cushions and
auve carpeting," Payne said.
"We are so proud of the facil-
’,* Robert Payne said. "In so
my building projects it seems
e the reality never does equal
t ! vision. We are really pleased
see the final product and to
r tlize that in this case, it did."
Steve Krammer and Krammer
nstruction Company did the
r0 (ovations to the building. Ironi-
ly, Krammer also did a re-
in deling and expansion project
;he previous funeral home fa-
4 ty in 1972.
The funeral home is rich in
h ltory, having started near the
tii|n of the century as West Fur-
nre and Undertaking Com-
W.M.S. December Students on the Month
By Tracy Tyree
December is already here and
the students at West Middle
School are still working hard.
The students of the month are
Shannon Brown - sixth grade;
Laura Polasek - seventh grade;
and Keith Macik - eighth grade.
Shannon Brown was elected
as the sixth grade student of the
month. She is the daughter of
Bernice and Larry Brown. Her
school activities include talking
to her friends and P.E. Outside of
school, Shannon likes to watch
TV and be with her friends. A
couple of her interests include
playing basketball and volleyball.
Her hobbies are talking on the
phone, shopping and being with
her friends. Shannon's goals are
to get a scholarship to the
University of Texas and become
Laura Polasek was elected as
the seventh grade student of the
month. Her parents are Nancy
and Gary Polasek. Her school
activities include band and
athletics. Laura's activities
outside of school include 4-H and
Junior Catholic Daughters of
America. Her interests include
reading, horses, music, playing
the flute, volleyball, basketball,
track and snow skiing. Her
hobbies include horseback riding,
playing the flute, reading
mystery books, snow skiing and
playing the piano. Laura's goals
are to complete school and become
a successful lawyer or doctor.
$ ith Macik was elected as
ghth grade student of the
■He is the son of David I
Jllian Macik. His school
ties include athletics, GT
Engl sh and GT Algebra. Outside
of s 100I Keith participates in
intc ests include football,
tball, baseball, track and
ilillalgebra. Keith’s hobbies I
pany on Oak Street, where the
West Furniture Company is now
Alvin and Jonnie Payne pur-
chased the funeral home in 1963
and the furniture store in early
both facilities once again.
Currently the funeral home,
which was incorporated several
years ago, is managed by their
son Robert. The furniture store
is managed by their oldest son,
Larry. Another son, Clifton A.
Payne, C.P.A of Mount Pleasant
serves as a consultant for both
Other employeesatthe ftmeral
home include Arnold Gerik, Joe
Zahimiak, Rosie Mae Groppe,
Sue Bilbo, Chris Klaus and Jake
"Very few people are given the
opportunity to comfort their fel-
low man as we do. It truly must
be a labor of love and dedication.
I grew up in the ftineral profes-
sion, and the care and success of
our family business has always
been the mqjor concern of our
household. Because of the con-
cern of my parents, brothers and
other dedicated people who have
worked for us through the years,
the business has continued to
grow," Payne concluded.
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LA Rams 13
New England 18
NY Giants 14
San Diego 21
NY Jets 17
Tampa Bay 28
Last Week 10-4
Aids on the rise Stephanie Lee to play piano|
lamnwg c»Ti.niiy at Telephone Pioneers party
active teenagers When Stephanie Lee, a sec- The Lee sisters will present a|
E5SSS cSssSar, sdskd
pished in the December issue of be giving a musical gift back to
r Texas Medicine. some people who've helped
I The study compared HIV in- learn to play the piano.
1 fection rates among patients at The blind seven year old hasR'-^SI^
theTeen Health Clinic of Baylor been been assisted by the South- [ ■. 'A’/iXA ' V\|
College of Medicine in Houston western Bell Telephone Pioneers
in 1988 and in 1992. of America organization in Waco
It found no cases of HIV infec- which provides piano lessons for
tion among 1,200 adolescents her and her older sister, twelvejj&^ggg^^^^^Mi
tested in 1988. In 1992, 1,0851
adolescents were sampled and
nine tested positive.
The study shows blacks and
Hispanics account for half of the
male HIV cases and two-thirds
of the female HIV cases.
According to the article, teen-
agers in the United States en-
gage in behaviors that put them
at high risk for contracting HIV
infection. Nearly half of all teen-
agers report having unprotected
sex by age 19 and one in six high
school girls hs had at least four
different sexual partners.
r old Leslie Lee, in their home
i in West.
(Thursday) at 11:30 a.m. at the
Underwoods Cafeteria in Waco.
Approximately 60 members of
Telephone Pioneers of America
are expected to attend.
The Pioneers have also pro-
vided Stephanie with the spe-
cially designed study-work area
and chair in her home in West
Majorie Felts of West is the
girls' piano teacher.
DECEMBER 19 - 23, 1994
MONDAY: Donuts, Cheese Sticks, Juice, Milk
TUESDAY: Buttered Toast, Oatmeal, Juice, Milk
WEDNESDAY: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS BEGIN
MONDAY:Hot Dogs.Chese, French Fries, Fruit, Milk
TUESDAY: Turkey, Dressing, Peas, Candied Yams, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Dessert,
Mak ST. MARY'S
DECEMBER 19 - 23, 1994
MONDAY: Com Dog, Tator Tots, Blackeyed Peas, Peaches, Milk
TUESDAY: Baked Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread, Milk
WEDNESDAY: Fritoe Pie, Vegetarian Beans, Fruit, Milk
THURSDAY: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS BEGIN
indtla mllrrting sports' wda,
hunting, fishing, playing sports
and golf. Keith's goals are to go to
Texas A&M University to be an
architect or engineer and have
his own business.
Congratulations to these three
students of the month. Keep on
working hard. Merry Christmas
to all from West Middle School.
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