Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
March 15, 2001
St. Patrick's Day Dance set
PECOS, March 15, 2001 - A St. Patrick's Day Dance will be held from 8:30
p.m., until 12:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 17, at the Madera Valley Express
Tumbleweed Inn in Verhalen.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the F.E. Estrada Scholarship Fund.
Donations will be for $5 per person and all donations will go to the
Snacks will be served.
UTPB announces summer graduates
PECOS, March 15, 2001 - The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has
announced the Summer 2000 graduates.
Students graduating with honors from Odessa are Glenda Collins, cum
laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology; Eilert Geitz, summa
cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, and Julie Graham
with a BA in humanities.
to help women
learn outdoors skills
Horseback riding, shotgun safety and basics, bird watching, fly fishing
basics, and an introduction to hunting are just a few of the classes that
will be offered during an upcoming Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) weekend
workshop scheduled April 6-8 at Prude Ranch near Fort Davis.
More than 30 classes are offered with each participant choosing between
four to six classes for the weekend. The West Texas BOW workshop also offers
field trips to Balmorhea State Park, Davis Mountains State Park, and Fort
Davis National Historic Site during the three-day weekend.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, a program of Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW),
is an outdoors skills workshop primarily aimed at women but is open to
anyone 18 years of age or older.
"Our goal is to provide a relaxed atmosphere where women can try new
outdoor activities," said Ashley Callahan, BOW coordinator for TPW. "The
program is designed for women with varied levels of outdoor experience.
It's for those who have never tried these skills but have hoped for an
opportunity to learn, for beginners who want to improve their skills, and
for those who know how to do some of the activities but want to try new
ones," she said.
In addition to the scheduled day classes, the evening get-togethers
and programs consist of educational presentations on the Chihuahuan Desert,
campfires and possibly stargazing. The Prude Ranch offers women an opportunity
to experience the wide-open spaces, scenic mountain ranges, fresh air and
pleasant temperatures, according to Callahan.
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is a national program established
in 47 states and seven Canadian provinces. The first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
workshop in Texas was held in 1993 and since then nearly 1,300 women have
participated in the weekend workshops. Several off-shoot programs have
been developed in Texas by women who want to build on the skills acquired
during the Outdoors-Woman weekends, according to Callahan.
The weekend workshop will be held at Prude Ranch, just six miles west
of Fort Davis. The cost of the workshop is $160 and includes room, board,
instruction and equipment. The deadline to register is March 22.
To register for the Ft. Davis workshop or for a schedule of future BOW
workshops, contact Ashley Callahan at 512-389-8198 or check the TPW website
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