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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

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 2001.

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 The Texas Youth Commission website can be accessed at

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 Cam.

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