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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 April 1-17.

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 colored enamels.

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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