Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, April 7, 2000
New web site offers information
A new web site providing Texans with accurate and reliable information
on cancer-related resources, publications and information is now available
on the Internet.
The Cancer Gateway of Texas was launched in February 2000 in response
to concerns about a lack of easily accessed, reliable cancer information
on the Internet. Located at www.cancergateway.org, the Cancer Gateway of
Texas provides links to reputable, non-commercial web sites offering current
information relating to cancer and the cancer experience free of charge.
The Cancer Gateway differs from other Internet health sites in that
each link has been reviewed for quality and usefulness by the site's Texas
Link Evaluation Committee. These members are drawn from the steering committee
of the Physician Oncology Education Program of the Texas Medical Association.
Selected sites are organized in categories by disease type, such as
lung, colon and breast as well as topic area, such as prevention, treatment
and support. Links to Texas-based sites are accessible through the Gateway
and are designated by a small Texas icon. National organizations featuring
credible information on rare cancers or general cancer-related issues that
may be beneficial to Texans also are featured.
The Cancer Gateway of Texas can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by telephone at 713-792-2277.
Study club hears Texas Heritage program
The Modern Study Club met at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in the Fellowship
Hall of Calvary Baptist Church. The thought-quote for this meeting was,
"Of all my positions and stations in life, the one that gave me a higher
feeling of dignity and self-satisfaction than any other was teaching school."
Laura Teal, Texas Heritage Department chairman, presented the program,
"Sam Houston _ Senator, Soldier, Teacher." She stated that Sam Houston
was the fifth son of a nine child family, and was born March 2, 1793 in
Lexington, Virginia. After the death of his father he went to live with
the Cherokee Indians for three years. Adopted by the chief of the tribe
he received the name, "Raven."
After resigning from the Army, Houston studied law and passed the Tennessee
bar exam. Shortly thereafter he was elected governor of the state of Tennessee,
he resigned the positon after a disastrous marriage. Houston wandered around
in the wilderness and hten headed for Texas.
Teal told the group that Sam Houston and Texas seem fated for each other,
for in a matter of weeks he was elected a delegate from the Nacogdoches
District to the Second Convention, where he supported the so-called, "war
party." After the war Houston sought statehood for Texas, he was a third
party candidate for President of the U.S. in the 1850 elections. Houston
ran for Governor of Texas in 1859 while he was still serving as U.S. Senator.
Teal concluded with these facts Sam Houston married Margaret Lea in
1840 and they had eight children. He was ousted as governor at the onset
of the Civil War and retired to a home at Cedar Points. He died on July
26, 1863 of pneumonia his last breaths formed three words, - "Texas…Texas…Maragaret!'
President Lena Harpham conducted the business meeting. The Club Collect
was led by Joyce Morton and the Pledges to the United States of America
Flag and the Texas Flag were led by Hazel Barmore, as members and guests
repeated all in unison.
The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting were read by Bobbi
Lang, secretary. Pearl Gustafson, treasurer, presented a report of club
Club Members voted to give $20 toward TFWC President Marion Gamertsfelder
parting gift as she concludes her two-year tenure in that office.
Joyce Morton reported that the Pecos churches have donated 10 boxes
of items to be sent to U.T.M.D. Anderson for use by patients.
Doris Moorman, Public Affairs Department chairman, reported the children's
books ordered by The Modern Study for their Books for Babies project had
arrived. These books are donated to Reeves County Hospital Auxiliary for
inclusion in their newborn baby packets which are presented to each New
Mother following her delivery. Joyce Morton will make lables for the books
and after labeling they will be delivered to the Auxiliary at their next
regular luncheon meeting slated for April.
Roll coll was answered by naming a job or position held by Sam Houston.
Hostesses Doris Moorman and Gretchen Luna served those attending from
a table draped with a yellow and white cloth and centered with yellow marigolds.
Refreshments of chicken salad, chips an assorted fruit tray with dip, assorted
candy, cake and ice cream, punch and coffee were served to Hazel Barmore,
Pearl Gustafson, Lena Harpham, Bobbi Lang, Joyce Morton, Laura Teal and
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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