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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, February 2, 2000
Swim Team Pep Rally set
A Pep Rally will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at the Pecos High School
Natatorium, to honor the Pecos High School Swim Team.
The team will go to regionals on Feb. 11-12 and everyone is invited
to come out and cheer the team on to their first regional championship.
Austin Elementary raises funds for school
Austin Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Treasurer, Mayra Munoz,
presented the principal of the school, Beau Jack Hendrick a check for $1,300
and Rebecca Cervantes, school librarian, a check for $500.
The $1,300 will be divided among the teachers of Austin Elementary.
The teachers will use the money to purchase materials, supplies, or whatever
they might need for their classrooms.
The $500 will go to help with the Accelerated Reading Program. The office
of Austin Elementary matched the $500 for a total of $1,000 toward the
Accelerated Reading Program.
The P.T.O. money was raised with the help of local businesses, teachers,
and parents, at events such as the winter Fun Night, popcorn and pickle
sales, and pictures with Santa Claus.
"We're certainly grateful for all the work and time parents, teachers,
administration and local businesses invest in our school. We have a school
we can be proud of thanks to the dedication of so many," said Principal
Beau Jack Hendrick.
For more information about Austin Elementary PTO, contact either Armida
Johnson, Mayra Munoz, or Bruce Abbott through the Austin Elementary Office.
Local 4-Her's to join livestock show in Houston
Two 4-H members from Reeves County will be joining other FFA and 4-H members
from all over Texas for intense competition in the show ring at the 2000
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Feb. 18-March 5, at the Astrohall in
Katie and Michael Lee, both members of the Reeves-Loving County 4-H,
will exhibit lambs during the annual event in Houston.
The junior show, which showcases the animal projects of these FFA and
4-H exhibitors, is held during the second week of livestock competition,
beginning Feb. 24. Professional breeders and ranchers will compete for
top prize money and global recognition in the livestock industry during
the first week of the show, which kicks off Feb. 18.
Entries from both the open and junior shows, along with the horse show,
combine to make the Houston Livestock Show the largest event of its kind
in the world.
More than 14,000 entries, representing 1,014 Texas 4-H clubs and FFA
chapters, will compete in this year's junior show. A wide variety of animals
will be shown in both the junior and open divisions of the livestock competition,
including market steers, market barrows, market lambs, market poultry,
beef and dairy heifers, breeding gilts, breeding sheep, goats, llamas,
ostriches, commercial steers and breeding rabbits.
The four market animal categories (steer, lamb, barrow and poultry)
represent animals raised by exhibitors for food sources. The finest animals
in each of these categories are eligible for their individual market auctions.
In 1999, the Houston Livestock Show's junior market auction sales totaled
$5,399,375, including a record $550,000 for the Grand Champion Market Steer.
"We're always looking to improve our Show," said John Sykes, assistant
general manager, Agricultural Exhibits and Competition Department. "We're
proud of being the world's largest livestock show, but we also want to
be the best. Due to the overwhelming interest, we have expanded the steer
show to three days, March 1-3, and have increased market barrow premiums,
which will award an additional $127,000 to exhibitors."
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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