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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997

Homes, garden club meet

The Merry Homes and Garden Club met at the home of Grace Box, on
Monday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m.

Opening the meeting was the club collect led by Ruby Fay Newton.
President Gretchen Luna distributed new year books.

Secretary Fannie Camp read the minutes from the September luncheon
meeting, while treasurer Doris Moorman gave the financial report
and read a `thank you' note from the club's gift to the museum.

Members brought gardening books to be given to the museum. They
were collected by Leota Williams who will deliver them to the
museum where they will be displayed.

The project chairman, Mrs. Williams, recommended a donation for
the city Christmas decorations. Members voted to give $200 to the
Chamber of Commerce towards this worthy project.

The fund-raising project this year will again be selling the
Collin Street Deluxe fruitcake. Orders will be taken for
Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Visitors at the meeting were Leeta Gray, Bea Ray and Carolyn

Mrs. Winkles reported on activities of the Pecos Tree Board. She
stated that the tree board planted 45 trees last year and she
mentioned the locations where the trees were placed.

OC offers class on relationships

"Sex, Passion and Intimacy" and "Meeting, Dating and Mating" are
titles of a presentation that relationship expert Ellen Gootblatt
will give to Odessa College students and the public at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Deadrick Auditorium on the OC campus.
Admission is free.

A nationally syndicated advice columnist and author, Gootblatt was
the host of the No. 1 rated ABC evening talk show heard in 39
states, "Getting Together with Ellen Gootblatt." Her radio talk
show was about how to build and sustain the finest relations one
can in a positive, optimistic way. The main topic was male-female
relationships: marriage, divorce, the lifestyle of singles and

"I don't think there's anything more important ina person's life
than his or her personal relationships," Gooblatt says.

A warm, spontaneous and humorous speaker, the former junior high
school teacher now gives entertaining and motivational lectures
about relationship and quality of life issues that directly and
intimately impact a person's life. She talks to singles, couples
and parents about their children, their marriages and their

Gootblatt is the author of "Men Are Worth the Trouble:
Translating, Understanding, Appreciating and Celebrating Men." Her
new book, "Meeting, Dating, Relating and Mating: 250 Important
Questions to Ask Before You Go Further in a Relationship," deals
with each stage of a relationship and what specific questions to
ask so you can intelligently decide whether your relationship has
real substance, potential and longevity.

Funds available for high school, college students

Scholarship funds are available for high school and college
students through the Multiple Sclerosis Associationof America's
PROJECT: Learn MS '98. Offering a total of $16,000 in scholarship
funds, PROJECT: Learn MS is a national essay competiton
encouraging students to win money for college, earn great prizes
and, at the same time, raise funds for those suffering from
multiple sclerosis. Under contest rules, students must submit a
500-1,000 word essay on multiple sclerosis, how it impacts a
person and his or her family on a daily basis, and how society can
improve the quality of life for the physically challenged.

All essays must include the registration and sponsor forms and a
minimum of $7.50 in sponsorship fees. All essay must be postmarked
by June 5, 1998. To obtain a registration form, contact the
guidance office at your local high school or call MSAA at
1-800-LEARN MS.

Multiple sclerosis, which affects an estimated 500,000 Americans,
is a devastating disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms
range from slurred speech to paralysis. The Multiple Sclerosis
Association of America, a non-profit organization, assist in the
day-to-day needs of those suffering with MS. Patient services and
programs include a bimonthly newsletter, free loan of therapeutic
equipment, counseling, symptom management, and barrier-free

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