Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Local students make Dean's List
A total of seven students from this area are among the approximately 140,000
students included in the 24th Annual Edition of The National Dean's
List, 2000-2001. The National Dean's List, published by Educational Communications,
Inc., is the largest recognition program and publication in the nation honoring
high achieving college students.
Students are selected for this honor by their college deans, registrars
or honor society advisors and must be in the upper 10 percent of their class,
on their school's "Dean's List," or have earned a comparable honor. Listed
students are eligible to compete for $50,000 in scholarship awards funded
by the publisher, and may also use a referral service for future employment
opportunities. More than 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide use the
publication to recognize their academically qualified students. To learn
more about The National Dean's List visit www.honoring.com.
Local students selected include: Linda P. Borrego, Sul Ross State University;
Delma N. Gonzales, Saul V. Gonzales, Eva Z. Mendoza, Joe L. Mendoza, Yvonne
O. Mora and David E. Terry of Odessa College.
WTSS Volunteer council elects new officers
The West Texas State School volunteer council recently elected new officers
for fiscal year 2002.
Those serving as officers for the West Texas Community Resource Council
for Troubled Youth for FY'2002 are Julian Dawson of Kermit _ chairperson;
Julia Smith of Monahans- vice-chair and Marissa Layton of Monahans _ secretary-treasurer.
The West Texas Council recently voted to change their name from "WTSS
Community Advisory Council" to the "West Texas Community Resource Council
for Troubled Youth." Council members believe the new name more accurately
reflects the council's role at WTSS. The West Texas volunteer council is
a non-profit 501c3 corporation established and dedicated for the sole benefit
of the youth at WTSS. The council consists of a flexible group of community
representatives and interested individuals that represent the community within
the facility and represents the facility in the community.
Council members include a diverse combination of people representing various
community resources, including the fields of law enforcement/judiciary, education,
business, churches and the media.
The WTSS council will celebrate their 18-year anniversary in December
If you are interested in finding out more about the WTSS volunteer council
or any other area of volunteer involvement at West Texas State School, contact
Donna Garcia, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 915-389-5555, ext. 221 or
donna.Garcia@tyc.state.tx.us. The Texas Youth Commission website can
be accessed at www.tyc.state.tx.us.
Study club plans meeting
The Modern Study Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in
the Gretchen and Greg Luna home at 1505 Iowa, for a Conservation Department
program with Etta Sullivan, department chairman, in charge.
The thought-quote for the meeting is _ "I never knew Thee, Lord, until
my garden brought us face to face." Molly Anderson Haley.
The program entitled, "You are Closer to God in the Garden _ Take of It,"
will be presented by Gretchen Luna.
Roll call will be answered by naming a favorite tree or shrub.
The project emphasis for this bi-monthly meeting is to donate to the Bears
on Patrol Project of the Pecos Police Department. The collected bears are
given to children in traumatic situations, which the PPD encounters.
Hostesses for the gathering will be Doris Moorman, Juracy Ray and Tessie
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
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