Hot dang..they are having Fourth of July fireworks display here in the big city of West. The last one we had was in 2006. I think they had planned on having one every year, but the weather had been so dry and the burn ban was in effect and couldn't shoot them off. Wait till you hear what it's going to be called...........you ready? ...THE CZECH-SPOLOSION. Hey, I can't make this shit up. It's going to be over by KD's Smokehouse and will start at 9:45 p.m. It will kick off at 8:45 p.m. and recorded music will play until the fireworks and patriotic music will be played during the fireworks. Also Strickly Country will be having their annual Fourth of July Birthday party and I'm thinking about going. It's T.J.'s birthday and also Jim "Chief" F.'s birthday too. But if I go and don't take stuffed peppers they might not let me in. Not sure I'm up to stuffing 100 jalapenos with cheese and frying them suckers up. I'll think about it.
The VFW had planned on a Fourth of July Steak cookout, but it's so hot they decided to have an SOS breakfast instead. The post will be open all day with snacks and beverages available. Penelope will be sponsoring a 4th of July Barbecue Cook off this Friday and Saturday. Penelope is pronounced Pen...al o pe..I always pronounce it penn a lope..I've done it so much now that Babs pronounces it wrong and everyone keeps correcting her. heehee.
Blood drive on the 9th of July. Babs usually donates and I would if I could. But have bad blood.ha
Library will be closed on the 4th of July but then they usually are.
The West Volunteer Fire Department named Bill Polk(owns Czech Stop) an Honary Member of the department. The fire department said that Czech Stop has served as the Grand Champion sponsor at the WVFD barbecue cook off since it started in 1993. In addition, this was the second straight year for Czech Stop to donate $5,000 in prize money for the cook off.
Now...for some really ugly news..Some low down, scum sucking sonofabitch broke into Saint Mary's Catholic Church and stole money from the candle intention stands at the front of the church...The were pried open and the money was stolen. Nothing else was taken. You have to be pretty fucking evil to steal money from a church. If you needed money that bad, all you had to do was ask Father Ed, and I'm sure he would have given it to you. I'm just sick over this. I know it had to be some punk kid..but doesn't excuse it at all. Evil has come to West. If I find out who did it I swear I'm going to rip out his spleen and tie it in a square knot. Bastid.
Babs and I are kicking our self in the asses 'cause we forgot about the Bold Springs Baptist Church Cheeseburgers..damnit..But I just noticed that they will be making them on July 6th. No way am I forgetting it this time. They are making Chicken Fried Steaks this Friday, but to tell you the truth...I make such great CFS's that I don't enjoy buying anyone elses...
Sarah Polasek and Luke Boyea were married On April 25th and Vivian Weathers and Darrell Whatley were married on June 6th. Mary Tolliver and Craig Hromadka were united in marriage on May 24th. Kylie Pechacek had her 1 year birthday party with a lady bug cake and lady bug decorations. I had to post her picture, she is just so sweet looking and so pretty.
The Laubert's, Hrabal and Kaska's are all having family reunions this month. Czech's Czech's Czech's...every where you go there are Czech's..
Christopher Berger and Cory Sinkule won 2nd and 3rd place in the 2009 International Sport and Cultural Festival's American Sokol Slet Gymnastics Championships. They'r coaches were Dale Berger and Mary Beth Dulock.
Brooke Keel a West High School junior, was selected to the Super Centex first team at second base. She was also District 7-AAA's Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Breanna Pavlas, a WHS junior, was selected to the Super Centex honorable mention squad. She was also named District 7-AAA's first team at catcher position. Ashley Anz, a WHS junior, was selected to the Super Centex first team as a pitcher. She was also named District 7-AAA's Most Valuable Player.
The Kucera Insurance team from West won the 2009 Brazos Valley National League Championship in sophomore baseball action. They completed the season with a 13-0 record.
A friend of mine and of my son Thom passed away last week. Tom was a pallbearer. He was 52 years old. Cancer. He was a good person..I'm sad for his family.
50 years ago there is a very interesting article about Mr and Mrs. Hugo Freund. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, of Jewish parents. He said he wasn't sure of the date he was born on but thinks it was 1873 or 1875. After going to the University in Prague he got a degree from University in Chicago. Worked in various cities doing various jobs. Including a dining car conductor and a lumberjack. he came to West in 1926 as manager of Globe Dry Goods in Penelope. Then in 1927 he opened Hugo's Dry Goods in West where the Ben Franklin store was at the time the article was written and which is now part of Wolf's bar, Caritas and the Czech Shop Antique Store. He also ran a beer distributorship in West also. They talk about his kindness to everyone and the city repaid him by giving him football blankets, gold football, fishing rod and reel, and a Stetson hat.
His tireless efforts to make everyone happy have won him some loyal friends. 25 years ago (written in 1959) he started having a wiener roast to the West High School football and basketball boys and girls pep squads.
Anyhow I just found it very interesting...West being a predominately Czech Catholic city, to have welcomed some one born of 'Jewish Parents'...strikes me as pretty terrific,especially in 1925.
West Food Mart has chicken breasts on sale again for .99cents a pound. I crawled out of the house today and dropped by and got a package of 4 huge breasts for $5.05...Had one for dinner(made sweet/sour chicken with sesame seeds) and didn't use all of the breast ..it's huge..can make 2 meals out of each breasts. Community Grocery has brisket on sale for $1.75 a pound. and beef spare ribs for $1.39 a pound. Both stores have bing cherries on sale for $1.99 a pound..I love bing cherries..they are my favorite fruit. Well that's all the West news for the week...Hope to find out to broke into St. Mary's by next week and be telling you about his demise or at least a severe asskicking.