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Monday, Jan. 26, 1998

Moody places first in clown contest in Odessa

Bill Moody, a fourth grade student in Pecos, competed in the
Kids Rodeo, during the Sandhills Rodeo of Odessa.

He entered the preliminaries at the Midland Park Mall on
Saturday, Jan. 3. They were also held at the Music City Mall
in Odessa on Sunday, Jan. 4.

There were about eight events, but each contestant could
enter only two. Events were for children four to 10 years of

The children were placed in three different groups,
including 4-5 year olds; 6-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds.
About 200 children tried out during the event in Midland.

In the clown event, the youth were judged on appearance,
crowd appeal, and how well they moved and followed

Pro rodeo clowns were judges for this event, and even though
Bill wasn't in costume he placed first in the other two
events that didn't require costume.

On Thursday, Jan. 8 he went to the Ector County Coliseum to
compete against a girl named Brandy that won in Odessa. The
pro rodeo clowns were the judges again and the youth judged
on the same things.

Bill placed first in Odessa in his age group.

The prize was a $20 gift certificate to Wood's Boots. There
were about 2,000 people attending the rodeo that night and
Bill was in full costume and painted face.

His clown name was Wild Bill.

He is the son of Claude and Elaine Moody of Pecos.

Florez named employee of year

Robert Florez has been selected as Employee Of The Year for
1997 at the Reeves County Detention Center.

Fores was instrumental in the installation of a security
light project in the Recreation Yard which resulted in
security enhancement to the institution, according to Reeves
County Detention Center Warden Rudy Franco.

"During the year, he has devoted numerous hours to this
substantial project and completed it ahead of schedule,"
said Franco. "This was instrumental and a substantial
monetary savings to the institution," he said.

This project is just one example of Florez's ability and
outstanding contribution to RCDC during 1997, according to

Forez's work ethic, his leadership ability and his positive
attitude on life have been absorbed by his co-workers and
contributed to a positive working environment.

His contributions are appreciated by the Administration at
Reeves County Detention Center.

Money management topic of meeting

The program, "Insurance Issues and Money Management" was
presented to Modern Study Club members at their January 14
meeting by Terry Page and Lance Evans, representatives of
Farmers Insurance Companies.

Brochures were passed out regarding annuities, IRAs and home
owners policies and these were discussed along with other
phases of investments and handling money. Etta Sullivan,
program chair, introduced the businessmen. Catherine
Travland, joined by Phyllis Stool, hosted the gathering in
her home with 15 members and two guests being present.

President Joyce Morton presided during the meeting. The
Collect was led by Doris Moorman and the Pledge of
Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America was
recited in unison.

Catherine Travland, secretary, called the role, read the
minutes of the Nov. 12 and Dec. 12 meetings, and read
correspondence from Claribel and Bob Sebesta and Jeannette
Alligood. Juracy McCall, treasurer, reported on club

Pearl Gustafson, Americanism chairman, reported that four
presidents were born in the month of January: Millard
Fillmore (1-7-1800), Richard Nixon (1-9-1913), William
McKinley (1-29-1843) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1-30-1882).
She highlighted the life of William McKinley, our 25th

Phyllis Stool, Federation chairman, brought us up-to-date on
Federation news and recognized Margie Williamson for her
dedicated reporting on Western District to The Texas
Clubwoman magazine.

President Morton talked about Western District reports and
asked that those participating take forms, write their
reports and return them to her for typing and mailing.

Margie Williamson, Scholarship chairman, reported on the
Alma Van Sickle Scholarship and the most likely candidate
thus far.

The next club meeting will be January 28 in the fellowship
hall of the Calvary Baptist Church with a Home Life
Department Program, "A Garden of Herbs" being presented by
Gretchen Luna.

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