Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Club holds international festival at meeting
An International Festival was held by The Modern Study Club recently in
the parlor of the First Christian Church with luncheon being served at 1:30
p.m. Hostesses Paula Fuller, Doris Moorman and Etta Sullivan were in charge
of decorations and the table.
Each member of the club, several months ago, chose a country they would
speak about. Some countries were chosen because the speaker had actually
visited there, while others were chosen because of family heritage, friends
either living there or from there, or some other special interest. Several
of the ladies wore costumes or apparel from the country they were representing.
Others displayed items manufactured in "their" country.
For the luncheon each club member had prepared a dish native to the country
they had chosen. Nan Cate, representing Germany, a country she had visited,
prepared red cabbage with apples and German sausage; Shirley Shaffer chose
Spain, where she had lived, and served Patella (casserole); Juracy Ray representing
Brazil, her native country, prepared sausage with black beans and rice (feijoada
con arose); Lena Harpham chose Ireland, the land of her ancestors, and served
scallop potatoes; and Paula Fuller chose Norway, where she had visited, and
served deviled eggs with anchovies.
Also, Doris Moorman representing Switzerland served Swiss cheeses and
Swiss chocolates; Margie Williamson chose Yugoslavia and served Kifli (kee-flee),
a nut and icing filled pastry; Iris Reddick, represented her native country
of England, spoke of Lady Godiva's ride and served English pancakes which
were prepared for Slow Tuesday in that country. Catherine Travland representing
Afghanistan prepared Baklana Pastry with sauce, wore the apparel of an Afghanistan
woman and presented her story in the first person; Joyce Morton chose Belize
where she has served as a missionary, served limeade with cherries, and spoke
in the first person as a school girl. She was dressed as a youngster.
The thought-quote for the program was "Laughter is the sun that
drives the winter from the human face" Victor Hugo.
President Joyce Morton conducted opening ceremonies and presided during
the meeting. Iris Reddick led the Club Collect and Lena Harpham led the pledges
to the United States of America and Texas flags, as those in attendance repeated
all in unison.
Secretary Paula Fuller, read the minutes of the previous meeting and Pearl
Gustafson, treasurer, presented a statement of club finances. Several committee
reports were given.
Roll call was answered by giving one's ethnic heritage. The bi-monthly
project emphasis was to support the Reeves County Library.
Special guests in attendance for the activities were Sib Higginbotham
and Linda Gholson.
Seijas serving in Kuwait
Pecos resident Adam J. Seijas is currently stationed in Kuwait.
He is the son of Merced and Edel De la Garza of Pecos.
Seijas has two brothers, Edel De la Garza Jr. and Herman J. Seijas, who
is in the Navy.
Praying and wishing the best for you and the other enlisted personnel.
Art students create more jackrabbits
John Ben Jackrabbit is no longer the lonely oversized jackrabbit he once
was. His species has multiplied because of several Odessa College freshmen
art students who have created 16 of the world largest "jacks."
The herd will be gathered on the OC campus in the "Salon Printemps" exhibition
The giant wooden jackrabbits were constructed by students with power tools,
including radial saws, jigsaws, band saws, drill presses and belt sanders.
Once the huge rabbits took shape, the students painted them with brilliantly
OC's freshman annual art show "Salon Printemps" also features a variety
of drawings, clay sculptures and designs.
The exhibition will be on display from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Mondays through
Thursdays in Sedate Hall 111, the Student Art Space.
For more information, call Barry Phillips at 335-6785.
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