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Thursday, January 31, 2002

Public affairs department program held by club

The Modern Study Club met at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the home of Juracy and L.M. Ray, 1518 S. Park, for a Public Affairs Department Program.

The thought-quote for the program was _ "If you touch only the mind, you will not move people to action, for motivation lies deep in the realm of the passion." _ Aristotle.

Bobbi Lang, treasurer of The Modern Study Club, was introduced by Pearl Gustafson, Public Affairs Department Chairman. Lang told of some of her background and also that of her husband, Ron, prior to talking abut their move to Pecos and his working with Anchor West.

She told of some of the history of Anchor West and the improvements Mr. Lang had instigated at Anchor. Also, how the plant had grown and become more productive, with additional lines begun, as well as becoming more efficient in that production. Following some additional comments concerning Anchor Foods and Pecos, Mrs. Lang closed with a beautiful writing she had composed, written from her heart about their coming to Pecos, entitled, "Following a Dream," and a poem she had written called "Risk."

Mrs. Lang told club members her husband had taken a new position with the Gerber Food Products and that they would be making their home in Northwest Arkansas at Fort Smith. The Langs came to Pecos in May, 1996.

President Catherine Travland presided during the meeting. During opening ceremonies the club collect was led by Pearl Gustafson and the pledges to the United States of America and the Texas flags was led by Paula Fuller, as attendees repeated all in unison.

Secretary Joyce Morton read the minutes of the two previous meetings and treasurer Bobbi Lang presented a report of club finances.

During committee reports Joyce Morton reminded members that the reports of programs and projects were due and needed to be mailed prior to Feb. 1, to Western District Chairman. Also, Margie Williamson, Scholarship Chairman, reported that Fernando Orona wished to be sponsored again by MSC as a candidate for the Alma Van Sickle Scholarship. The club voted for said scholarship.

The mural on the wall of the Lineberry Building of the West of the Pecos Museum was discussed and a reminder of Operation Smile was given.

During the discussion of projects it was decided the club would purchase and donate the book, entitled, "Granny D: Walking Across America in My 90 th Year," to the Reeves County Library.

Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, read from Pathways, the president's page, in the GFWC Clubwoman Magazine, giving comments of Shelby P. Hamlett, GFWC International President. Hamlett encouraged women at this very cataclymic time in our Nation's history to carry on; taking time to reflect on our many blessings, bearing in mind that one of the greatest blessings is the fact that you live in the United States of America. Hamlett commented that never has our motto, "Unity in Diversity," had greater meaning than at this time.

The Modern Study Club voted to send a memorial donation to the Alma Van Sickle Scholarship Fund honoring long-time member, Frances Wood, who passed away Dec. 16, 2001 in Garland. Frances had been honored with being named a Life Member of The Modern Study Club.

The resignation of Bobbi Lang, as member and treasurer of The Modern Study Club, was accepted with regret. Pearl Gustafson was elected to fill the vacancy.

Roll call was announced by those present telling about how they came to Pecos. Patriotic prizes were won by Paula Fuller, Etta Sullivan and Gretchen Luna.

Fun Night planned for students

A "Fun Night" will be held from 8-11 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 1, for all junior high and high school students, at the Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Barn.

Music will be provided by Junja Jams and the event is sponsored by the Reeves County Detention Center Employee's Club.

All Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD junior high and high school students are welcome to attend.

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