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Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998

Staff Writer

Kim Balog enjoys her work in the Dallas area, but misses
West Texas, especially her hometowns of Pecos and Fort Davis.

"Tell everyone that Pecos isn't so bad," she said. "I miss
it a lot! Dallas is good for personal growth and
opportunity, but I miss being close to those mountains."

"I miss Ft. Davis with a passion! I guess you give up
mountains for lots of rain, and lakes, but, there's just
something about that desert that wants me to come back and
visit. I'll be back on the Fourth of July, and kicking up
my heels with everyone."

Kim says she is still single and will be checking out the
single cowboys while here.

She works for Ericsson, and says she couldn't have hand
picked a better group of people to work around, for and with.

"They definitely watch out for me," she said. "I'm like the
"mom" of the group. I set up their travel, I audit their
expense reports, and pretty much make sure they have
everything they need to teach with, like books, supplies.
They are all engineers, and very good at what they do."

Mom and Dad Balog (Steve and Helen) still live in Pecos.
Steve is head court security officer for the Pecos Division
of federal court, and Helen enjoys her retirement by sewing,
painting and enjoying her four grandchildren.

"Life in this big 'ole world is very surprising," Kim said.
"I work at a worldwide company, and I MIGHT get to go to
Sweden in May, and co-teach a class. If I do, I'll try to
get some goodies for everyone.

"I miss Pecos, and my friends. And, I hope everyone is doing
well," she said.

Kim wrote to say she enjoys reading the Pecos Enterprise
online to keep up with what everyone here is doing.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We like to hear from our readers out there in
cyberland. Let us know what you are doing so the folks back
home can read about you, too.

Local school receives grant

Bessie Haynes Elementary School Librarian Cynthia Armbruster
accepted a check from West of the Pecos Museum Director
Brandy Owen.

Owen procured a grant from the Texas Commission
on the Arts which was used to bring Jeryl Hoover, who is
authorized by John Erickson, author of Hank the Cowdog
series books, to do a presentation at the school.

The grant was made through the cultural connection program for participation in the county arts expansion program.

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