Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, December 6, 2000
Study club plans Christmas gathering
The Modern Study Club will meet at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the
parlor of the First Christian Church, 423 South Elm, for their Christmas
Dinner and Party, with the Social Committee as hostesses.
The thought-quote for the gathering is, "May the miracle of his birth
fill your heart with love!" _ Unknown.
Following the covered dish dinner, thoughts of Christmas, Songs of the
Season and recitations will be the program of the evening. A "White Elephant"
gift game will be played.
Roll calls is to be answered with a fact about another country's Christmas.
Members are reminded to bring their gifts for residents of the Pecos Nursing
Home and also their Toys for Tots, which are the two projects for this monthly
meeting of The Modern Study Club.
Nan Cate chairs the Social Committee, and she will be assisted by members
Juracy Ray, Bobbi Lang, Iris Reddick and Etta Sullivan, as hostesses of the
WTSS staff donate the "Gift of Life"
Twenty-one West Texas State School staff members recently donated the
"Gift of Life" in a blood drive sponsored by the WTSS Clinic and United Blood
Sabra Hill, Director of Nurses at WTSS, spearheaded the drive held on
Oct. 26, which is the most recent in a long history of participation by West
Texas State School staff. The first WTSS blood drive was held in 1989, and
the response from those who overcame their fear of needles was noteworthy.
Fifty-one units of blood were collected in that first drive, which is still
In 1992 the state school doubled its efforts by beginning semi-annual
drives. Texas Tech University nursing staff began coordinating the activity
in 1997 and provided further incentives to donate by supplying homemade cookies
and other treats to those who made blood donations.
Plans are already underway for another blood drive in the spring.
Munoz' tell of new baby boy
Omar and Lori Munoz announce the birth of their baby boy, Jackson Dylan
Jackson Dylan was born on Nov. 30, weighed 10 pounds, four ounces and
was 22 inches long.
He was welcomed home by his sister Jasmine and brother, Omar Jr.
Maternal grandparents are Pablo and Elma Gonzales and the late Joe Calva.
Paternal grandparents are Yvonne Munoz and Alonzo Munoz.
Couple announces baby girl's birth
Anabel Carrasco and Alex Abila would like to announce the birth of their
baby girl, Gabriella Noralee Carrasco Abila.
Gabriella was born on Dec. 3, weighing six pounds, eight ounces and was
19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Esequiel and Sheila Carrasco.
Paternal grandparents are Alex and Gloria Tarango.
Volunteers elect new officers
Pecos Volunteer Fire Department elected new officers for the 2000-2001
Elected as the first assistant was Lynn Foster; second assistant, Arturo
Granado; secretary/treasurer is Javier Contreras and fireman representative
is Freddy Contreras.
Safety officers will be Jim Riley and Gabriel Gonzales and training officer
is Harvey Gonzales.
The benevolent committee will consist of Noel Ybarra and Cesar Zermeno.
Pension board members are Jim Riley, third year, Gus Ybarra, second year
and Joe Mena, first year.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium.
Copyright 2000 by Pecos Enterprise