Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, January 4, 2001
Ten free trees offered by foundation
Ten free flowering trees will be given to each person who joins The National
Arbor Day Foundation during January.
The free trees are part of the non-profit Foundation's Trees for America
The ten trees are two White Flowering Dogwoods, two Flowering CrabApples,
two Flowering Pears, two Washington Hawthorns, and two American Redbuds.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between
February 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to 12
inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation's bimonthly publication,
Arbor Day, and The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care.
To become a member of the Foundation and to receive the free trees, send
a $10 contribution to Ten Free Flowering Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation,
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31.
Modern Study Club holds Christmas dinner and party
A Christmas Dinner and Party centered around the thought-quote, "May the
Miracle of His birth fill your heart with love," was held recently in the
First Christian Church Parlor, 423 S. Elm, by The Modern Study Club.
The 6 p.m., covered dish dinner, hosted by the Social Committee, began
the evening's activities. Nan Cate, who serves as chair of that group, was
assisted by Juracy Ray, Bobbi Lang, Iris Reddick and Etta Sullivan.
The program, "Thoughts of Christmas" followed the dinner. Nan Cate presented
a Christmas Prayer by Peter Marshall; Al Cate gave the reading, "Two Seas
of the Holy Land" by Helen Steiner Rice; Paula Fuller read, "The Fourth Wise
Man," by Henry Van Dyke; Lena Harpham recited, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas;
Juracy Ray read, "New Year's Wishes by Conie Hinner. Also, Iris Reddick told
of her own childhood memories of England while Etta Sullivan presented, "A
Christmas List," author unknown, and L.M. Ray told of personal memories of
Christmas in France during World War II.
President Catherine Travland closed the recitations, readings and story
telling of the program with the presentation, "The Candy Maker's Witness"
(Christmas Candy Cane).
Pianist Doris Moorman, played Songs of Christmas on the piano, with everyone
joining in the "Sing Along." Bingo games were played with White Elephant
gifts being presented to the winners.
Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, presented a Capsule History of the
General Federation of Women's Clubs, which was founded in 1890. It is one
of the world's oldest non-partisan, non-denominational women's volunteer
service organizations and is well into its second century of volunteer service
in communities throughout the United States and the world. "Unity in Diversity"
is the motto of GFWC.
Roll call was answered by giving a fact about another country's Christmas.
Special guests in attendance were J.E. Travland, Andrea Cherry, Al Cate,
Woody Merritt, Harry Reddick, Wes Harpham, L.M. Ray, Harold Elder and Ron
Lang. Eleven club members were present.
As club members arrived they brought their gifts for the Pecos Nursing
Home. This on-going project of providing each resident of the home with a
Christmas gift has been an annual event for 29 years. The names of the residents,
along with gift idea suggestions, are provided for club members, with each
member taking four or five names and doing the shopping for each of these
Club members also brought their Toys for Tots to their party. The Modern
Study Club began this project in 1989 and it has been on-going annually for
the past 11 years, with each member providing one or more toys for the children
of needy families at Christmas time.
The next club meeting will be held on Jan. 10, in the home of Bobbi and
An Education Department program will be presented with Juracy Ray, Department
Chairman in charge. Sylvia Dannelly will be the guest speaker concerning
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