Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, February 7, 2000
Study Club plans meeting
The Modern Study Club will meet at 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the
First Christian Church to car pool and then go to Nan and Al Cates home
in Verhalen for a 3:30 p.m. Federation Day meeting with Nan Cate, Federation
Counselor in charge.
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Western District President Frances
Dunn of Odessa will give a presentation centered around her theme, for
1998-200 and the thought-quote for the meeting, "Past and Present-2000."
Roll call will be answered with members voting on their favorite Modern
Study Club project by naming that project.
The bi-monthly project for the meeting is to support the Western District
Joining Cate with hostesses duties will be Pearl Gustafson and Margie
Meyers tell of new daughter
Royce and Kayla Meyer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter,
Karissa Brianne Louise Meyer.
Little Karissa was born at 5:15 a.m., Jan. 28, at Reeves County Hospital.
She weighed seven pounds, six ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.
Paternal grandparents are Harold and Lucille Meyer of Pecos.
Maternal grandparents are Shirley and Pete Milligan of Farmington, N.M.
Matta has first birthday
Marcus Isaiah Matta celebrated his first birthday with a party held in
his honor on Jan. 22, at the Barstow Community Center.
Theme for the event was "Looney Tunes."
Guests were served hot dogs, nachos and cake.
He is the son of Chris and Liza Matta.
Maternal grandparents are Billy and Elsie Brown.
Paternal grandparents are Hector and Vicky Matta.
Spencer makes President's List
Blinn College has announced its academic honor students for the 1999 fall
semester on its Bryan campus.
The college recognizes those students who take a minimum of 12 college
credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.25 to 3.74 as Distinguished
Students and those with a 3.75 to 4.0 as President's Scholars.
Students from Reeves County making the lists are: Rebecca Spencer, who
was named to the President's Scholars list.
Dunn to compete in Houston show
Matthew Dunn will compete in one of the most exciting events of the 200
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo _ the calf scramble. A 17-year-old 4-H
member from Verhalen, Dunn will scramble Saturday, Feb. 26, during the
matinee rodeo performance.
The son of Kathy and Tom Nance, Dunn will scramble during a star-studded
rodeo performance that includes seven PRCA and WPRA rodeo events and entertainment
by Smokey Robinson.
During the calf scramble, 28 4-H or FFA members will attempt to catch
and halter one of 14 calves that are released into the 1.86-acre Astrodome
arena. With the drop of a hat, the calves will dart into the arena and
the challenge will begin. With youngsters and calves scattered about and
moving every direction across the Astrodome floor, the calf scramble is
often one of the most chaotic and heartwarming events of the show.
For those that successfully catch a calf, the hard work is just beginning.
Each winning individual is awarded a $1,000 certificate toward the purchase
of a registered beef heifer. Additional "hard luck" certificates are presented
to individuals who don't catch a calf but are recognized for their efforts.
The purchased heifer then becomes a year-long project for the scrambler
_ feeding, grooming, and providing all the care necessary to raise and
show a beef animal. Supervised by an agricultural science teacher or county
extension agent, winners must keep accurate and detailed records of the
animal's progress, submitting records to both the show and the donor to
chronicle the heifer's development.
More than 360 calf scramble certificates are awarded each year. Since
the calf scramble program began in 1942, a total of $5,777,000 has been
awarded to 14,980 young people.
The calf scramble program is just one of the show's educational opportunities
for the youth of Texas. Since awarding its first scholarship in 1957, the
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $68 million to
scholarships, endowments, research and educational programs.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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