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Bois d'Arc

No. 30

Bois d'Arc School 1933 - Teacher Adolph L. Schultz

Do you recognize anyone?

Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

 Thanks to Leroy J. Lidiak who has identified the above students as follows:

Back Row (L to R) (1)____ (2) Annie Matzke?? (3) __ Addicks?? (4) Gertrude Ripper?? (5) Gertrude Muehr (6) Elsie Hluchanek (7) Francis Shumbera?? (8) __ Chamrad?? (9) Adolph L. Schultz (Teacher for all seven grades) (10) Henry Dobecka (11 ) Leroy J. Lidiak (12) Joe Barton (13) Leo Muehr (14) Clarence Barton (15) Lawrence Muehr

Middle Row Girls (L to R) (1) Leona Witte (2) ____ (3) Alice Ripper Johnson (4) ____ (5) __ Svetlik?? (6) Florence Billeck?? (7) Elsie Billeck (8) Mildred Muehr (9) Van Lee Svetlik (10) Louise Ripper (11) ____ (12) ____ (13) ____

Front Row (L to R) (1) ____ (2) ____ (3) Leroy or Herbert Reimers (4) ____ (5) Frankie Kubic?? (6) George Sebesta?? (7) Victor Dobecka (8) ____

Leroy writes that Bubba Billeck and Steve Svetlik should be in the picture. Also he would appreciate any corrections or additions.

If you have any corrections or additions please contact either Leroy J. Lidiak at or Dorothy Albrecht .

Bois d'Arc School ca 1908

The young man that is the third from the left on the top row is Leslie G. Taylor and the one next to the teacher is John Y. Matthews, Jr.
On the front row the young lady on the far right is Jimmie Lettie Taylor and next to her is her half-sister Hattie Mae Matthews.
Do you know any of the others? If so please contact Dorothy Albrecht

Bois d'Arc School ca 1908

If you look closely at the clothes you will see they are the same as those in the previous picture. So this must have been taken the same day. The young man in front of the teacher is John Y. Matthews Jr. and the second to the left is Leslie G. Taylor. On the front row, the girl in white on the right is Hattie Mae Matthews and the second on to the left is Jimmie Lettie Taylor.

Do you know any of the others? If so please contact Dorothy Albrecht

Annexation Gets Vote Test Next Tuesday Would Add Borden, Live Oak, Bois d'Arc To Weimar District

The question of whether Live Oak, Borden, and Bois d' Arc districts will be annexed to Weimar Independent School District will be decided Tuesday, April 27, by qualified voters of those four districts.

Eligible to vote at the Weimar box, which will be in the City Hall, are residents of the entire Weimar district, which includes the people of New Brunn, Oak Grove, St. Paul, New Bielau, Harmony and County Line. All of these districts have been recently annexed to Weimar, which makes their residents eligible to vote on any question affecting the Weimar district.

Live Oak residents will vote at the Live Oak schoolhouse;

Borden residents will vote at the Borden schoolhouse; and Bois d' Arc residents will vote at the Bois d' Are schoolhouse.

A heavy vote is expected in the election, especially from the rural districts. The question has excited much interest in the four districts involved.

Proponents of the annexation, who admit that their greatest problem is not convincing the voters of the desirability of the annexation but getting the people to go to the polls and cast their votes, say that by annexing these small districts a better school system for the entire area can be formed to replace the inadequate facilities which most rural schools now offer.

Rural children, they contend, are entitled to as good an education as the town children, and the merging of these small districts with the Weimar district is the way to provide that equality.
Weimar Mercury, April 23, 1948, page 1

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