Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, April 12, 2002
Happy Birthday to Julie Payne
Happy Birthday to Junior Valenzuela
Happy Birthday to Gerald Tellez
Saturday, April 13, 2002
Happy Birthday to Roy Juarez
Happy Birthday to Grant Holland
Sunday, April 14, 2002
Happy Birthday to Ramona Pena
Western District President Kelton visits Pecos club
Peggy Kelton of McCamey, President of the Western District of the Texas
Federation of Women's Clubs, was a special guest for the Federation Day activities
held by The Modern Study Club on Wednesday, March 13, in the parlor of the
First Christian Church, 423 S. Elm, Pecos.
President Kelton was accompanied to the gathering by the Honorable Sherry
Phillips, Mayor of McCamey and Georgeana Anna Prather, both Federated women.
All three ladies are members of the Woman's Study Club of McCamey. Shirley
Shafer, a newcomer to Pecos, was also a special guest. Catherine Travland,
President of The Modern Study Club, who presided during the meeting, welcomed
Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, introduced Mrs. Kelton. President
Kelton began her presentation with a cute story that about Rudolf, the Red,
knows rain, dear. Rudolf being a Russian weatherman.
Mrs. Kelton then talked about their being Women's Appreciation Month and
the leadership role of several women, especially in Federation, it's organization
and growth through the years. President Kelton then went back in time in
our American History to when women had taken an independent stand even though
it was not "the proper way" for a lady to behave. She began in 1773 with
the Daughters of Liberty and cited numerous incidents of the outstanding
work of women.
Following her presentation President Kelton was given a Cowboy/Cowgirl
Table Decoration. Their lariats were roped around money, a gift from The
Modern Study Club, to help President Kelton defray traveling expenses. These
table decorations were examples of those prepared by the club members to
decorate luncheon tables on Thursday, May 2, for the Texas Federation of
Women's Clubs 105th Annual State Convention slated for May 1-4
in Midland, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 4300 West Highway 80.
Secretary Joyce Morton read the minutes of the previous meeting and treasurer
Pearl Gustafson gave a report concerning club finances. A certificate of
appreciation had been given to the club from the Reeves County Sheriff's
Department for their clubs contributions for Christmas for Kids, was shown,
and an official call to the Western District Annual Spring Convention in
Fort Stockton was read.
During committee reports Margie Williamson, scholarship chairman, gave
an update on the application of Jessica Orona, our candidate in competition
for the Western District Alma Van Sickle Scholarship to Doris Moorman, Ways
and Means Chairman, presented details about the clubs upcoming bake sale.
Moorman also reported she had ordered six dozen children's books for distribution
in the new-born baby packets at Reeves County Hospital. The book presentation
is one of several literacy projects in which The Modern Study Club is involved.
Federation counselor Lena Harpham informed those in attendance about the
Score Card for Women's Health, from an article entitled, "Making the Grade
on Women's Health." The report showed some improvement over past year but
is still not at all what is needed. Low income and some ethnic groups are
not included in the tests. One of the most important issues is making prescription
plans available to low income families. Mrs. Harpham took her information
from the February-March GFWC Clubwoman magazine.
During new business it was decided to make a $25 memorial donation to
the Western District Alma Van Sickle Scholarship Fund in honor of our dear
friend and longtime clubmember, Norine Hoover. Mrs. Hoover was named as a
Life Member of The Modern Study Club several years ago. The club also voted
to pay $10 toward the purchase of bandanas as favors for the Cowboy Breakfast
slated for Thursday, May 2, at the TFWC State Convention.
Roll call was answered by telling how being a member of Federation has
made me a better person. Door prizes were won by Margie Williamson, Etta
Sullivan, and Sherry Phillips.
Hostesses were Margie Williamson, Pearl Gustafson and Lena Harpham.
Enhanced school program open to students
Parents wanting their child to be considered for the Enhanced Curriculum
Program must submit a written request to the principal of their child's present
Requests will be accepted up to the last school day in April. No requests
will be accepted after April.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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