Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, February 14, 2000
Concert scheduled for weekend
A Bluegrass Musical Concert is slated for Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Prude
Ranch in Fort Davis. Show times will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. with five
bands playing during each of the shows. A Jam Session will be held Friday
Featured bands will be Texas Country, Odessa; Various Bluegrass, Alpine;
Lonesome Road Bluegrass, Ralls, Tx.; Pecos Valley Bluegrass, Artesia, N.M.
and Sundown, Odessa.
Admission charge is $7 and includes both shows. Children under 12 are
admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Prude Ranch is located six miles N.W. of Fort Davis on Highway 118.
Campgrounds will open early with rough camping $5 and complete hook-ups,
$10. Cabins that sleep four are $45 per night and motel rooms with two
double beds are $55.
For additional information call 1-800-452-6232 and ask for Special Bluegrass
Rates. NO drugs or alcohol are allowed.
Retired teachers hold monthly meet
Reeves County Retired School personnel met for their monthly meeting in
February recently at the Pecos Senior Center.
President Doris Moorman called the meeting to order and was followed
by a devotion given by Billie Sadler.
During the business session, minutes of the previous meeting were read
by secretary Elizabeth Schmidt and treasurer Paula Fuller gave the financial
Other reports were given on health concerns by Schmidt, community services
by Sadler, and Texas Legislative priorities by Moorman.
Refreshments were served by Fariss Murphy and Juracy Ray.
In honor of Black History Month, the group enjoyed an interesting book
review presented by Daisy Roquemore.
Roquemore reviewed, "The Yellow Rose of Texas, her Saga and Song," written
by Martha Ann Grimes. The story was about Emily Morgan, a slave who was
brought to Texas by Colonel Morgan as an indentured servant. While Col.
Morgan and his soldiers were gone to Galveston, Santa Anna raised the province
and took prisoners. Emily was given credit for delaying Santa Anna so that
the Mexican soldiers were not prepared for the attack by the Texas soldiers.
The next meeting will be held April 3. The speaker will be Dr. Charles
Gann, who will tell about his trips to Honduras. Members were asked to
bring used glasses for Dr. Gann's next trip to Honduras.
Anyone who has been employed in school activities is invited to attend
Sherrin makes Dean's List
Stephanie Sherrin, of Pecos, has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll List
for the Fall semester 1999, at Midland College.
She has received this honor by making a grade point average of 3.5.
Sherrin is a 1998 Pecos High School graduate and is majoring in nursing.
She is the granddaughter of Hovis and Margie Windham of Pecos.
Matthews earns degree at Tarleton
Tim Matthews of Pecos was one of 13 Departmental Outstanding Graduates
honored during winter commencement exercises at Tarleton State University.
Departmental Outstanding Graduates are recommended by the faculty and
administration from their major departments and receive special recognition
from Tarleton President Dr. Dennis P. McCabe during graduation exercises.
Matthews was selected from the Department of Industrial Technology.
He received the Bachelor of Science degree. Tim is the son of Garland and
Among those honored this fall were Roy Brandon Bills, Stephenville,
Department of Mathematics and Physics; Cebia Lynn Bruton, Eastland, Department
of Curriculum and Instruction; Leslie Dawn Clement, Fort Worth, Management,
Marketing and Administratie Systems; Mark Cummings, Crawford, Biological
Sciences; Bonnie Douglas, Shepherd, Agricultural Services and Development;
Jeanann Hartman, Muenster, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture and Range
Also Shawna Mercer, Gustine, Health and Physical Education; Andrea Nation,
Waco, Business Systems; Joelle Naccache Ogletree, Glen Rose, English and
Languages; Loretta Sipes, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Physical and Environmental
Science; Ken Vinson, Lewisville, Education Administration, Counseling and
Psychology; and Courtney Lee Winfield, Weatherford, Social Work, Sociology
and Criminal Justice.
Three commencement exercises were held to accommodate the large number
of graduates. Congressional Representative Charles Stenholm and Dr. Leonoardo
de la Garza, Chancellor of the Tarrant County College District, were guest
Dr. Thomas Doughtery, an Assistant Professor of Educational Administration,
Counseling and Psychology, were selected as the 1999 recipient of the Barry
B. Thompson Faculty Service Award at Tarleton. Named in honor of the Tarleton
alumnus, former President, and retired Chancellor of The Texas A&M
University System, the award honors faculty who go beyond the norm in providing
supportive services to their students.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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