Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Happy Birthday to Nathaniel Salgado
Happy Birthday to Grace Guerra
Happy Birthday to Tyler Garcia
Art program is topic at Modern Study Club meeting
An Art Department Program featuring the student finalists of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah
ISD writing contest sponsored by The Modern Study Club was held on Wednesday,
Feb. 27, in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church, with Paula Fuller,
department chairman, in charge.
The thought-quote for the meeting was - "The two most engaging powers
of an author are, to make new things familiar, and familiar things new."
Students received Certificates of Award for their writing of poetry and
short stories. Ms. Fuller recognized the students and conducted the presentations.
The winning students gave an oral presentation of their writing for those
in attendance. Phillip Salcido, accompanied by his father, Ruben Salcido,
competed in category 4, grades 10-12, and won first place. His win was with
the short story entitled, "Together Again."
Elias Alvarado, who attended with his mother, Rosalina Alvarado, competed
in category 2, grades 4-6. His short story entitled, "A Day I'll Never Forget"
earned his first place award in that category.
Dana Gabaldon, accompanied by her mother, Delma Gabaldon, also competed
in category 2, with a short story titled, "A Day Skating With My Cousins."
Dana's writing earned her a second place certificate.
Phillip's teacher at Pecos High School is Mrs. Jolene Davis. Mrs. Alice
Wein, teacher at Bessie Haynes Elementary, instructs both Elias and Dana.
Other finalists were category 2, poetry were Michael Blanchard, "The Fly
Named Guy," first place, Mrs. Alice Wein, teacher; Deanna Reyes, "Lucky,"
second place, Mrs. Socorro Mason, teacher and Kayla Natividad, "My Friend
& I," third place, Mrs. Etta Bradley, teacher.
Finalists in category 3, poetry, all students instructed by Mrs. Gail
Box, were Savannah Ewing, "The Big Mistake," first place; Mario Jasso, "Lover's
Saga," second place; K'Dee Gulihur, "Without You," third place, and Jennifer
Jurado, "I Saw You," fourth place.
The works of all first place winners in all categories have advanced to
Western District Competition of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs in
their Youth Writing Contest. Winners at the district competition will advance
to the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs State finals.
President Catherine Travland presided during the meeting. During opening
ceremonies Martha Jay led the Collect and Paula Fuller led the pledges to
the United States of America flag and the Texas flag, while members repeat
with them in unison.
Pearl Gustafson, treasurer, presented a report of the club's finances.
Joyce Morton, secretary, read the minutes of the previous meetings.
During correspondence a thank you letter was read from Pecos Police Chief
Clay McKinney thanking the club members for the stuffed animals given to
the Pecos Police Department for the Bears on Patrol Project which are given
by police officers to youngsters suffering trauma. Also, a thank you note
from Reeves County Librarian Sally Perry was read thanking The Modern Study
Club for donation of the book about Granny D- Walking Across America in her
90th year. The club's support of the library is a part of their
on-going literacy project through the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs the
General Federation of Women's Clubs.
Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, took her report from the Editor Notebook
of the Texas Clubwoman Magazine. Bettye Green, Editor, wrote concerning the
Living Trust Scam and "Wanna smell this neat perfume?" scam.
Nan Cate, chairman of the nominating committee for the selection of a
slate of officers for the 2002-2004 club years, presented the following recommendations:
Joyce Morton, president, Juracy Ray, vice-president, Pearl Gustafson, secretary,
Margie Williamson, reporter and Catherine Travland, parliamentarian. The
new officers were elected by acclamation.
Other unfinished business was the making of cowboys and cowgirls for table
decoration for the Patriot's Luncheon of the Texas Federation of Women's
Clubs Spring Convention slated Thursday, May 2, in Midland. A work day was
Margie Williamson, Scholarship Chairman, reported that the Alma Van Sickle
Scholarship was almost completed and ready for mailing
Roll call response was members answering the question _ What have you
read recently that you enjoyed and why did you enjoy it?
Joyce Morton was joined by Catherine Travland and Margie Williamson with
Support of the Reeves County Library was the project for this bi-monthly
meeting of The Modern Study Club.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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