Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, August 28, 2000
Bessie Haynes plans Open House
Bessie Haynes Elementary School, 4th and 5th graders,
will have Open House at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31.
Visitors will first meet in the cafeteria and will then have a chance
to visit the classrooms.
Watermelon feed held at WTSS
Students and staff at West Texas State School got a break from the heat
on Aug. 8 with a watermelon feed sponsored by the WTSS Community Advisory
Students from each dorm participated in watermelon-eating contests,
with JCO dorm supervisors serving as judges. Community Advisory Council
members Julian Dawson, Gerald McGuire, B.F. Clark and Dottie Slattery were
on hand to share in the festivities.
The cold watermelon provided some much welcome relief from high temperatures,
as well as a chance for staff, students and volunteers to have some fun.
The CAC is planning more such activities in the future.
The mission of the Texas Youth Commission volunteers services department
is to maximize community resources and utilize volunteers to provide opportunities
that enable youth to become responsible and productive citizens.
West Texas State School is always in need of volunteers for membership
on the Community Advisory Council, to provide one-on-one tutoring, enhance
religious activities, to serve as mentors and to sponsor special events
such as dorm Christmas parties.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at WTSS, please contact
Donna Garcia, Coordinator for Volunteer Services at 915-389-5555, ext.
221 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OC offers late registration
Odessa College will offer additional late enrollment for fall classes in
the Registrar's Office on the second floor of the Student Union Building,
Room 202, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Aug. 28-31, and 8:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, Sept. 1.
New students _ those who have never attended Odessa College including
transfer students from other colleges and universities _ should go to the
Admissions Office, second floor of the Student Union Building, Room 205,
to be admitted before they register. To speed the admission/registration
process, new students should bring transcripts and test scores.
Students are encouraged to contact the Student Financial Services Office
to apply for financial aid from numerous student assistance programs. Guidelines
vary for different programs and funds may not be available until later
in the semester.
OC offers students the opportunity to pay tuition in three installments
with one-half due on the day of registration or with a short-term loan
which requires a 10 percent down payment. A $15 fee is charged for both
All transfer students must furnish an official transcript and TASP scores.
Proof of Texas residency for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment
is required at registration to qualify for Texas resident tuition rates.
For more information, call the Odessa College Admissions Office at 335-6432
or visit the Odessa College web page at http://www.odessa.edu.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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