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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
April 20, 2001
Taylor honored with baby shower recently
PECOS, April 20, 2001 - Gidgett Taylor, of Pecos, was honored with a baby
shower on Saturday, March 24, from 2-4 p.m. in the home of Lexa Dean and
Billie Mac Jobe, #6 Briarwood Circle, Pecos.
Upon her arrival the honoree received a pretty baby sock corsage highlighted
with miniature baby bottles, diaper pens and other baby items. Corsages
of spring flowers, in an array of lovely colors were presented to the guest
of honors mother, Kelly Whitfield of Boerne and her grandmother, Audrey
Whitfield, of Fort Davis and to Clay Taylor's mother, Mary Taylor and his
grandmothers, Nancy McAnally and Louise Taylor, all of Pecos.
Other special guests were the honoree's sister, Jole Whitfield of Boerne,
her sister-in-law, Kella Taylor, an aunt, Linda Gholson and cousins, Melissa
and Rayann Box.
As guests arrived they were served beverages of fruit-sherbet punch
and coffee, and an array of finger foods, which included a wide variety
of sandwiches and cookies, an assorted fruit platter and a ham and cheese
platter, with cherry tomatoes and assorted crackers and mixed nuts and
The refreshment table, draped in beautiful white cloth, appliquéd
with flowers in spring colors, was centered with a lovely arrangement of
fresh flowers that complimented that complimented the appliqués
of the cloth.
Decorated napkins, lettered with Welcome Little One and picturing a
baby with the welcome words on one corner and a drawing of Noah's Ark on
the opposite corner, were used.
As the mother-to-be opened her gifts she was assisted by her sister,
Jole and cousin, Rayann, who passed the gifts, and by her sister-in-law
Kella, who recorded the gifts and the presenters names, in the baby's book.
Hostesses were Lexa Dean Jobe, Diane Teague, Sharon Coody, Bess James,
Debbie Taylor, Beverly Hathorn and Cathy Teague.
Their gift to the honoree was a Century 3000 Car Seat, featuring a Ty
2000 Ariel Bear as the "bow" on the gift.
Michaelis named to achievement list
PECOS, April 20, 2001 - The United States Achievement Academy announced
that Michael Michaelis, a junior, at Kermit High School has been named
a United States National Award Winner in Mathematics.
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to
attain. IN fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American
high school students. Connie Phillips, a teacher at Kermit High School,
nominated Michaelis for this national award.
Michaelis will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official
Yearbook, which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before
in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners
should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence
and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United
States Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of
teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the
Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection
are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership
qualities, responsibilities, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve,
citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation
from a teacher of director.
Michaelis is the son of Leroy and Sylvia Michaelis from Kermit. His
grandparents are Leroy and Marge Michaelis of Sealy, and Enrique and Carmen
Jaso of Pecos.
Jazz band to present Spring concert
PECOS, April 20, 2001 - The Odessa College Jazz Band presents its Spring
Concert at 8 p.m., Friday, April 27, in Deaderick Auditorium on the OC
The concert also includes a performance by the OC Vocal Ensemble.
The jazz band features over 20 musicians, comprising OC students and
Permian Basin students of all ages admitted free. OC faculty and staff
admitted free with a valid ID. General public tickets are $5.
For more information call Odessa College at 335-6400.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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