Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, April 3, 2000
Poems wanted for contest
Poems are now being accepted for entry in Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum's new
Poetic Achievement Awards poetry contest. Cash prizes totaling $1,000 will
be awarded, including a $500 grand prize. The contest is free to enter.
Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or fewer, on any subject, in
any style. The contest closes May 31, and poets are encouraged to send
their work as soon as possible. Poems entered in the contest also will
be considered for publication in the Winter 2001 edition of Treasured Poems
of America, a hardcover anthology to be published in December 2000. Anthology
purchase may be required to ensure publication, but is not required to
enter our win the contest. Prize winners will be announced on July 31.
Poem should be sent to Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Dept. E, 609 Main
St., P.O. Box 193, Sistersville, WV 26175.
Twirling lessons to begin in April
Audra Woods, formerly of Pecos, and now living in Monahans, will begin
offering twirling lessons for girls, ages nine and up.
The twirling camp will be sponsored by the Sheriff's Posse Association
of Pecos and will be held at the Sheriff's Posse Barn.
Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will begin on April
18 and end on May 18. The cost of the camp will be a one time fee of $45.
Registration will be held at the Posse Barn on Tuesday, April 4, from
6-7 p.m. Parents and their daughters are urged to attend a short orientation
following registration. Space will be limited and will be on a first come
first serve basis. For those girls interested in trying out for twirler,
Woods will also offer private lessons.
Woods was a twirler for the Pecos High School Band and she competed
in U.I.L. competitions in Odessa and state competitions in Austin. While
attending Sul Ross State University, she was a twirler for the Sul Ross
For more information call 943-5072 and leave a message.
Balmorhea places at UIL meet
Balmorhea's number sense and mathematics contestants placed at a UIL Academic
Meet in Marfa recently.
The fourth grade number sense team brought home first, third, and fifth
with Rodney Fuentes taking first place, Russell Garlick placing third,
and Sean Enloe placing fifth.
The fifth grade number sense team took first and second with Brandon
Mendoza taking first place and Jose Rodriguez placing second.
The sixth grade number sense team took first, second, third and sixth
with Edgar Rodriguez taking first, Jacob Moore placing second, Jaime Gallego
placing third, and alternate Veronica Martinez placing sixth.
In sixth grade mathematics Balmorhea took first and third, with Edgar
Rodriguez taking first, Jacob Moore placing third.
The seventh grade number sense team took first, second and third with
James Tarin taking first, Jo Gina Gallego placing second, and Lorissa Rodriguez
In seventh grade mathematics Balmorhea took first and third, with Jo
Gina Gallego taking first and James Tarin taking third.
The eighth grade number sense team placed second and sixth with John
Keper placing second and Kevin Machuca placing sixth.
Area schools that participated in the UIL meet were Ft. Davis, Marfa,
San Vincente, Valentine, Van Horn, and Balmorhea.
Balmorhea math teacher and number sense coach, Lee Renz, stated that
his teams are already looking forward to next year's competition.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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