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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 Council.

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

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 payment methods.

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

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