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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 Standing Rules.

Joining Cate with hostesses duties will be Pearl Gustafson and Margie Williamson.

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.

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