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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." Johnson.

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 set.

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 hostesses duties.

Support of the Reeves County Library was the project for this bi-monthly meeting of The Modern Study Club.

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