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May 14, 1998

Honoring our Veterans

Monahans, May 14, 1998 - To all the citizens of Ward County.
I would like to invite them to the Memorial Service for the
Veterans who died or were killed in the armed forces during
all the wars the USA has been involved in.
We will honor all veterans and those who served our country,
but this service will be to honor those who died in action
while in the service of our country.
"Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance. America's
collective consciousness demands that all citizens recall
and be aware of the deaths of their fellow countrymen during
wartime," said John E. Moon, National Commander of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The service will be conducted by members of the American
Legion, the VFW and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Service will begin at 10 a.m. May 25 at the Monahans
Memorial Cemetery.
Cold drinks and water will be available. Bring your lawn
chairs and umbrellas.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to help on the program
will be greatly appreciated.
Call me at 389-5609 in Pyote after May 20th as I will be out
of town until then.
James Lamothe

News gets pat on back

Monahans, May 14, 1998 - We felt it necessary to write a
letter of gratitude for the coverage the Monahans Chamber of
Commerce has been receiving recently. A member of the
newspaper staff has made a very noticeable effort to attend,
take pictures, and cover all of the recent events sponsored
by the Chamber. This may sound like an easy task, but the
community may not realize how many events the Chamber has
sponsored in one month's time: April 1 Juice the Moose
visited Monahans April 9 hung Welcome to Monahans Banners
(with the aid of Classic Cable) April 10 Monahans Community
Night at the Angels game, April 14 Mayor designated May as
Clean-Up month, April 17-18 welcomed visitors to Monahans
for the district 3-AAA meets, April 21 Monahans Motel ribbon
cutting, April 24 ribbon cutting Ace Hardware Lumber Yard,
April 25 welcomed drivers as the participated in the Bus
Road-E-O, April 30 hosted a luncheon for UTPB, May 2 City
Wide Garage Sale, May 4-9 Beautify Monahans Campaign, May 5
Chamber Prayer Breakfast, and May 6 ribbon cutting for Farm
Bureau Insurance. As you can see covering the Chamber is not
as easy as it sounds.
It is apparent the newspaper staff has made great efforts to
improve the articles, coverage and appearance of OUR weekly
paper. Coverage of Chamber news and events is important to
the community, as we (the Chamber board & staff) strive to
the commitment we have made, "To preserve and continue to
improve the economic and social well-being of our community".
So Mr. McKinnon please take the time out of your busy
schedule to hold your head high while you pat the backs of
your deserving employees
We would also like to take this opportunity to WELCOME Joe
Warren, the new publisher of the Monahans News.

If there is ever any way we can be of assistance to you or
your office please don't hesitate to call.

Thank you again for all of your time and consideration!
Tammy Swigert Executive Director Monahans Chamber of Commerce
Warmest Sincerity,
Terry Kirkland, President
Monahans Chamber of Commerce

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