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Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Alzheimer's group plans meeting

The Alzheimer's Association STAR Chapter will sponsor a Pecos Support Group meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at the Pecos Senior Citizen's Center, 119 S. Cedar.

This group meets the second Thursday of each month.

Topic will be: " Death and Dying."

Church of Christ sets special lessons

Church of Christ, 4th and Bois d'Arc, will be sponsoring a special guest in a series of lessons, beginning at 10 a.m., March 16.

The lessons will begin with the firs scheduled for 10 a.m., March 16 and will feature Eddie Whitten.

Theme for the lesson on Sunday, will be: "What is That to Thee": at 11 a.m., the lesson will be: "What Meaneth This?" and at 6 p.m., the lesson will be: "Rightly Dividing the Word."

On Monday, March 17, the series will continue at 7 p.m., with the theme, "The New Birth."

"Let the Lower Lights Be Burning," will be the theme at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 18.

On Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., theme for the lesson will be: "But Who Are You?"

Eddie Whitten worked in the industry for 30 years before going into full-time work in the church.

He attended the Brown Trail School of Preaching, graduating in 1969. He preached in San Antonio for two years before returning to Brown Trail in 1971. He served as the Administrator for the school of preaching for 11 years and as Director for 5 ½ years. He also served as an elder for the Brown Trail Church for 15 years.

Whitten is the author of a book on the Minor Prophets, and has edited several lectureship books. He appears on lectureships and gospel meetings across the country each year and has preached in a number of foreign countries.

He has written articles for numerous periodicals. He is a former staff writer for the Contending for the Faith, and is the coordinator for lectureship for the Gospel Journal. He currently serves as one of the preachers for the Northeast church of Christ in Hurst.

Whitten and his late wife are the parents of three daughters; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Annual poster contest scheduled

Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn invited school children to draw pictures of their dream careers and enter the seventh annual Texas Tomorrow Funds Poster Contest. Winners will receive four-year Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan scholarships covering tuition and required fees at a Texas public university. Runners-up will receive one-year Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan community college scholarships.

The Texas Tomorrow Funds Poster Contest is open to elementary and middle/junior high school students. The winner in the elementary school category and the winner in the middle/junior high school category will each receive a four-year Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan scholarship sponsored by Belo Corp. and Farmers Insurance Group. Intel Corp. will award a four-year scholarship in a third contest category, the Intel Math, Science, Engineering and Technology (IMSET) scholarship. The IMSET category is open to any contestant whose drawing depicts a career in a technical or scientific field.

Four runners-up in the elementary school category will receive one-year community college scholarships sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas and three runners-up in the middle school category will be awarded one-year community college scholarships sponsored by Fannie Mae.

The contest entry deadline is Tuesday, April 29. Winners will be announced in May. Complete contest rules and entry/parental consent forms are available from local schools and libraries, or they may be downloaded from the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan Web site at

The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan allows families to set up a flexible, affordable plan to prepay their children's college tuition and required fees at today's prices. The State of Texas guarantees to cover those expenses when the children are ready for college, no matter how much costs may have risen. The current Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan enrollment period ends May 23. For more information or to enroll online, visit the Web site at

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