I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

WEST, TEXAS NEWS FOR DECEMBER 2,2009




Lots of news..First of all Babs and I went to Pizza Huse and I had steak sandwich and she had chicken quesadellias and we split a skunk egg...It was the best yet..you guys just don't know what your missing..and you can't get them any where but the Pizza House and I swear they are just the best. I wish I had just got a whole one for my ownself.
Christmas season has come to West, Texas with the arrival of both the Claus's, who will arrive by a horse drawn buggy. Think the reindeer were resting up for Christmas Eve. The activities begin at 4:45 p.m this Saturday at City Hall. They will be at Santa's Work Parlor, which is to be set up in the old fire truck garage area of City Hall. No one will be there to take official pictures so everyone is asked to be sure and bring cameras and take lots of pictures. In addition to the Claus's visit the West Elementary School choirs singing and recorded Christmas music will be provided.
City workers put up a 32-foot tall Christmas tree on the City Hall lawn Tuesday morning and it will be lighted during a special ceremony Saturday from 6-7 p.m. Frank Nemec is scheduled to turn the switch to light the tree. There will also be an area where the kids will be able to roast marshmallows over fire. The West Boy Scouts are to help with this, which will feature a 6-foot(in diameter) fire pit for the marshmallows and s'mores roasting. How cool is that? I love my town.
St. Mary's PTC is sponsoring a Santa's Workshop from 1-3:30 p. m. this Saturday in St. Mary's Church Parish Center. The event is free to adults and it will be $5 for the kids, which will be exchanged for Five Elf Bucks. The Elf Bucks can be spent on various activities in Santa's Workshop. This includes a 5x7 picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the cafeteria, a large cake walk and student-made Arts projects for sale and a gift basket raffle. There will be free items for everyone which includes cookies, hot cocoa, coffee and holiday music. Students from Jennifer's Dance Academy in West are to perform in a dance recital in St. Mary's Gym beginning at 1:45 p.m. All proceeds will benefit St. Mary's School.
West Main Street has several events about their Christmas Tour of Homes planned from 6-9 p. m. Saturday.(Saturday's a fun filled day)
The Tour will feature four homes. The cost is $25 and they have buses departing from the Czech Inn as it is a guided tour. The tours from 6,6:30, 7 and 7:30 are filled up and they have added a 8 p.m. tour and it's nearly sold out. In addition to the viewing of the four homes, which will have different themes and refreshments they will also be eligible for a drawing of a $100 cash price at the end of the tours.Those who don't want to do the tours but want in on the refreshment area at the Czech Inn can pay $15. The refreshments are provided by Nors Sausage and Burger House, Sulak's Cafe, Pizza House of West and the Village Bakery. So the food will be kickass..worth the $15 for the food..maybe they'll have skunk eggs...sigh* There will be a silent auction with lots of great prizes and the money raised by the event will be for the downtown project. Some of the projects are :new benches, trash receptacles, lamp posts and picnic tables.
Plus we have a hero. Former West resident honored for saving life. Dallas Police Officer Brad Uptmore(son of Inky and Debbie Uptmore) was awarded the Life Saving award for successfully disarming a female threatening to commit suicide by stabbing herself with a large kitchen knife.
The Tale Tellers will be bringing in the Christmas Season with their Fourth Annual Christmas Pajama Party and a reading of the Polar Express. There will be crafts, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa. The party will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. this Friday. free to all kids.
Oh man..I just read the thank you to the volunteers at the Thanksgiving Dinner and we served 400 meals...Hot damn...That's 80 more people than last year...I am so pleased.
There must be something in the water..we have another set of triplets born..Addison, Reagan and Baylee Huse...We have about 4-5 sets of triplets and at least 6 sets of twins..or we used to ...I'm sure they're still here. Jo Ann Nors received a "Local Merchant" award. She single-handedly donated 100 percent of everything that was needed to the tune of over $20,000 worth of clothing to Child Welfare Board. For every year, it is a goal to find formal clothing for all the kids to go to the prom. She's amazing. I love my little town.
We Had the blessing of the statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague for the Prague Ancestral Prayer Garden followed by a Czech Mass. We even had a Czech Bishop from Czechoslovakia.
West Trojans beat Academy in the season opener. So we're off to a good start.
We have lots of job openings for LVN's CNA's and RN's at the West Retirement Center. So if your a nurse and want a job, cheap place to live with good schools, come on down.
well there is plenty more news, but I have a turkey in the oven, Dexter is attacking the garbage can and Babs and I are going to make a trip to House of Satan. sigh*...life is good..
Oh I forgot to mention..Dexter got out was gone for over 24 hours and scared the fuck out of me..Damn near broke my heart...Came home last night in the middle of a rain storm, wet, cold and starved...Don't know who was happier ..him or me..

19 comments:

Yankee Girl said...

Poor Dexter! I am glad he made it home safely!

sageweb said...

Oh you poor thing...that Dexter is a bad boy. Is a skunk egg a pickled egg?

Ted Amadeus said...

Makes me wish I was a doctor...I could move back to paradise!
Small town Texas is where you gotta go to find the real thing.
They got any openings for maintenance people?

jan said...

Life with Dexter is keeping you young and vibrant.

Hey, glad you had that map. Whenever I hear something bad is happening in west Texas, I know now that it isn't West, Texas. you are more in the center.

Nit Wit said...

I was afraid Dexter got taken by another cereal killer, Maybe Tony the Tiger or Captain Crunch.
Looks like everyone in West is in a hurry to have parties to help forget about the Bush Legacy we are living through.
It's great that you guys were able to provide so many meals on Thanksgiving. People having to use food banks and free meals is on the rise and many places have to turn people away.
I'm gonna go away before I bum everyone out.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow! West, Texas is a beehive of Christmas-related activities! They all sound pretty fun, actually. Glad Dexter came back safe and sound. You say that you and Babs are going to the House of . . . Satan? What the Hell is that? Take Dexter with you for protection.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

yankeegirl:he's still trying to get out.little shit.
sage:yup, he's a good bad kitteh..i sent you an email telling you about skunk eggs..i've told what they are about 8 times..pay attention...im going to hold a quiz later.
ted:you can be the manager at family dollar...inky wont take the job..ha..and this one they have is lazy..
Jan:i wish he kept me young and vibrant..after chasing him all over the apt. all i am is tired.
yup..west is in central texas..
nitty: im really proud that we fed that many people..made me love me little town that much more.
you could never bum us out..
jan:Christmas in a small catholic town is a month of stuff ....and with our new infant jesus prayer center..we're all churcified up..I'm going to post some of the letters to santa again this year..it's my favorite of the year...some of the letters are hysterical..and they are printed spelling mistakes and all...

rosemary said...

If I had an RN license in Texas I would be tempted. Dexter needs to be an inside kitty. That's what Guido told me.

Intense Guy said...

Maybe Dexter went to the Pizza House to have himself a Skunk Egg.

Sooo... the next time he's out you could either, tie one on the back of your truck and "troll" the streets in town OR call the Pizza House and ask if Dexter is there.

..and then be ready to pay the tab he's running...

texlahoma said...

I'm glad Dexter made it back ok.
Seems like there's always something to do in West.

Blueberry said...

Glad Dexter got back safe. it's too dangerous out there for loose furbabies.

so, is there a Czech Out to do with the Czech Inn??

heartinhand said...

Ah that Dexter! He's going to keep you on your toes! Kamir spends the entire spring, summer and fall going in and out, in and out. He's been inside so much the last few weeks, popping out only occasionally to poop outside so the dog can have a snack. Ugh! Then this morning, he scarfed down breakfast and then barfed it all up all over my boot. Cats!

Nit Wit said...

I knew it would happen. You went to house of Satan and were never heard from again.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

rosemary:yup..he's not going outside any more..
intenseguy: i think dexter and babs cat got together as she has been over here 2 times..and she's way in the back of the apts..a football field or better..but here she is..maybe there is some hanky panky going on.
tex:ther is something going on all the time..boring something most of the time but when they get it right.they get it right.
blueberry:no but you can czech out the czech in ..ha.
heart:he lives to fuck with me.smartest cat i've ever had...he's full blooded evil that boy.
nitty: nope made it back safe and sound ..need to get some more nuts for pecan pies..too bad i can't ship one to you ...package will go out monday.

Ted Amadeus said...

That just might be better than what I got now. Can I apply online?
The fact about those places is, the people they expect to do the most work get the least compensation.

Big Pissy said...

Wow! Sounds like lots of Christmas fun around West. :)

Hope you're having a good weekend. :)

billy pilgrim said...

that darn frank nemec took your turn to light the tree again!

Luther Wayne Wardlow said...

Hey baby, this is ur nefew...luther wayne wardlow aka omar leroy thempson or just plain bardal bishnik if ya prefer...but u kin call me pheel. bin paintin my butt off.. funny how impending doom or mortality skews ur perspective and collapses ur life time frame n all. nuff bout me any of u with CANCER issues need to ck out the cancer smart bomb ( google it ) read all the articles..holly pharma xtracts to scientist specs. and i am living proof so far...2/09 had 4 tumors in liver golf ball sized one in rectum..i reckon... after 12 weeks of chemo w/pic line and radiation...started Using ARTEMISINIBN by HOLLY pharma 6/17/09 today after surgery at CTCA to xcise scar tissue all biopsies negative.. there is so much i cud say but just read these articles and pass this very gud read on to all.
Dear aint yellerdawg i'll be callin ya in a few days...love you....choose an alias.........

Luther Wayne Wardlow said...

Hey baby, this is ur nefew...luther wayne wardlow aka omar leroy thempson or just plain bardal bishnik if ya prefer...but u kin call me pheel. bin paintin my butt off.. funny how impending doom or mortality skews ur perspective and collapses ur life time frame n all. nuff bout me any of u with CANCER issues need to ck out the cancer smart bomb ( google it ) read all the articles..holly pharma xtracts to scientist specs. and i am living proof so far...2/09 had 4 tumors in liver golf ball sized one in rectum..i reckon... after 12 weeks of chemo w/pic line and radiation...started Using ARTEMISINIBN by HOLLY pharma 6/17/09 today after surgery at CTCA to xcise scar tissue all biopsies negative.. there is so much i cud say but just read these articles and pass this very gud read on to all.
Dear aint yellerdawg i'll be callin ya in a few days...love you....choose an alias.........