Tuesday, May 31, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoLost: German mix, male, tip of one ear missing, micro chipped, last seen with blue collar and blue bone tag with name and house number. Call if found, 830-779-2512.

VideoFound: Shepherd mix, showed up near C.R. 307 and C.R. 317, La Vernia, about one week ago, has orange collar with no tags. 210-385-2892.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Hiring full-time/part-time individual to work at local child care center, must have high school diploma or GED. Apply in person at Little Bear Child Care Center, 12992 Hwy. 87 W., La Vernia.
*Fair Housing notice. All help wanted advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference limitation or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for help wanted ads, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

South Texas Living


Meet the Miss La Vernia contestants


Meet the Miss La Vernia contestants
(l-r) Sara Wiatrek, Mikayla Garza, Audrey Mayes, Kayla Gladstone, and Kimberley De La Torre


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
May 7, 2014
4,553 views
Post a comment

Meet the five candidates seeking the title, and plan now to attend the La Vernia Lions Club’s Miss La Vernia Scholarship Pageant this Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the La Vernia High School auditorium.

Members of this court travel South Texas, appearing in parades and at fund-raisers and other public events, as ambassadors for their city and community. The pageant’s aim is “... to inspire, motivate, and lift young ladies to the realization that they are strong, independent, capable people who can accomplish anything,” according to the Lions Club website, http://www.lavernialions.org.

Mikayla Garza

Age: 16

Grade: junior, La Vernia High School

Parents: Vincent and Susan Garza

Sponsor: Mag7, Susan Garza.

She is the youngest of seven children. “The most important things in my life are my relationship with God and my family,” Mikayla said. “I have been homeschooled most of my life until January 2014 of this year.”

School: Mikayla participates in Bears Care Student Volunteer Program and the student blood drive.

Church: She volunteers with the Hope Church children’s ministry, sings with the adult praise and worship team, and has led worship with a youth band at camp and the “Pierced by Love” youth band. She helps lead the Revolve youth group at church.

Community: Mikayla volunteers for the Church Under the Bridge Ministry, has helped lead music for Fields of Faith, and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, among other endeavors.

Along with her brother and sister, she won first place in the Wilson County’s Got Talent show.

Mikayla enjoys playing volleyball, swimming, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.

Kimberley

De La Torre


Age: 17

Grade: junior, La Vernia High School

Parents: Oscar and Brenda De La Torre

Sponsor: Home Vestors-Brownie Lott.

School: She plays volleyball and basketball for La Vernia High School and has been a member of the junior varsity and varsity teams. She was co-captain of the basketball team as a junior.

Community: As a member of the 4-H Club, she showed Red Angus heifers. Kimberley has played with a National Club Volleyball team since sixth grade and has helped organize the Sophie’s Faithful 5K in memory of Sophie Sparks, and helps work track meets hosted by her school.

Outside/Church: Kimberley is a member of the St. Ann’s Teen ACTS team, is a fifth-grade CCD teacher, and volunteers at the St. Ann’s parish festival.

Audrey Mayes

Age: 16

Parents: Michael and Marci Ann Mayes

Grade: sophomore, La Vernia High School

Sponsor: Kathleen’s Foods, Kathleen and Matthew Mayes.

School: She plays volleyball and has earned All-District Honorable Mention for her skills. Audrey is a member of the FFA agricultural mechanics team that qualified for state in 2013 and 2014, and has participated in numerous other FFA teams and events. She was a Model UN participant and is a member of Bears Care.

Outside/Church: She attends Hope Church, where she participates in the Revolve youth group and Rekindle. Audrey has attended YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow and has participated in the Camp Flaming Arrow “Ragger” program since 2008.

Community: She has been a participant in the La Vernia Junior Livestock Show, where she earned a blue ribbon for her swine entry, and has been a member of the La Vernia Stock Show cleanup crew. She also plays club volleyball and has been a volunteer coach at Hill’s Gym, among other volunteer work.

Kayla Gladstone

Age: 16

Grade: junior, La Vernia High School

Parents: Brian Gladstone and Daryl and Misty Kowalik

Sponsor: Embroidery Plus.

School: A member of the La Vernia Honey Bears dance team for four years, Kayla has held numerous titles on the team. She will be the colonel of the 2014-15 Honey Bears.

Kayla is a member of the La Vernia FFA and has been a member of several award-winning FFA teams, including the Junior and Senior Chapter Conducting teams. Kayla is a current member of the Poultry Judging team.

Outside/Church: She is a member of the County Line 4-H Club and has served as a club officer. She participated in the Youth Day Show at the San Antonio Rodeo. Kayla has shown hogs for six years, earning reserve grand champion twice in the La Vernia Junior Livestock and Poultry Show.

Community: She earned the Miss Congeniality 2012 title in a previous Miss La Vernia pageant. Kayla has represented and helped her community by participating in Adopt-A-Highway cleanup, volunteering at the La Vernia food pantry, the Lions Club golf tournament, Bluebonnet Festival auction, and many more Lions Club and community events.

Sara Wiatrek

Age: 16

Grade: sophomore, La Vernia High School

Parents: Gary Wiatrek and Diane Smith

Sponsor: Dumpster Picking Divas, Tracy and Kayla Snow.

School: She has played freshman and junior varsity volleyball and basketball, has been a member of the junior varsity and varsity track teams, and is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Outside/Church: Sara plays club volleyball, and assists with child care at church and student-led Bible study. She also is a youth leader in church.

Community: She volunteers for Church Under the Bridge ministries and volunteers for junior high volleyball and basketball tournaments and junior high track meets. She has participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walks, and has volunteered in other capacities, also.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

South Texas Living Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. (NOT May 30!) Let your imagination take shape June 30 (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Canine care helps heal community’s most vulnerable (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Divine healing training June 2-4 (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Future collectibles (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Getting past a stroke (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Musical Club tours Helmke home (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Ousley fund-raiser May 28 (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Picnic and memorial service (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save the date for June 2 Opry Jam (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Small town, big hearts (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The stuff of which sausage is made (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Unwind, de-stress with coffee and crayons (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. What you can do to prevent asthma (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Witness live wrestling at Retama Park (May 25, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Attend the 38th annual Bluebonnet Fest Parade May 21 (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Baptist church plans Men’s, Women’s Day (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cocktail dress (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Desperate search for old photo reveals city’s lack of memorabilia (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Learn about gardening practices (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Play golf for Peanut Festival (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Setting forth in search of froth (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Sign up for Summer Reading! (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Sutherland Springs bank bandits sentenced (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tickets on sale for June 21 Taste of Seguin (May 18, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Boldtville Church Yard Sale is May 14 (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Create interactive games, stories with Scratch (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Enter 2017 Fiesta Poster Contest (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Extraordinary minds teaching our kids (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Healing ADD without medication (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Luffa vase (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. May means dancing in Geronimo (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meet the Miss La Vernia contestants (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Resurrection UMC plans Fun Fest (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Spring comes to Blue Bonnet Club (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Swing dance in Seguin (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tracking down a little history in Hobson (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Union Valley meeting set (May 11, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Basketball tournament May 14 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Boy Scout celebration stirs up memories (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. British Royals (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Celebrating decades of memories and music with the‘Texas Top Hands’ (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Create a yard with bird appeal (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cruise into Floresville for Lions Car Show (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Find cheap books at Sidewalk Sale (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hear six pianos in one room May 7 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hermann Sons Casino Night to benefit CASA (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Road Runners plan May group runs (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Battle for Texas’ now open in SA (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ‘Lily pads’ for kids (May 4, 2016)
WCN Photo Contest HHF
WWII Clippings HHF
Coupon Q&A HHF-right
coupon home-rght
Voncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride Realty

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.