Pecos Country History
Weekly Newspaper and Travel Guide for Ward County Trans Pecos, Big Bend of West Texas
Nov. 19, 1998
County's pecans gathered for annual show
The Ward County Pecan Perfection Day will be held Nov. 23
and 24 at the Ward County Courthouse. The chairman for 1998
is Terry Kirkland.The event is co-sponsored by the Ward
County Extension Service Horticulture Comittee and the
Agricultural Committee of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce.
Donors of the program include Ace Hardware, Computer
Center, Inc., Derrick Real Estate. Edward D. Jones, Farmers
Insurance Group, First National Bank, Franklin Life
Insurance, Gift Shop/The Tulip Tea Room, Polly Sue and Larry
Hunt, Ice Machines Plus, NAPA Auto Parts, The Prescription
Shop, TU Electric and the Ward County Teachers Credit Union.
The Grand Champion Pecan will be awarded fifty dollars,
the reserve champion will receive twenty five dollars and
the runner-up will receive fifteeen dollars. In order for a
variety to be judged, there must be three or more entries of
that named variety. All varieties entered with less than
three entries will be classed as others. Each entry must
have at least 45 nuts per entry. Pecans are to be exhibited
in a natural state with no alterations. Entries must be in
by noon on Monday, Nov. 23, at the Courthouse. Mailed or
early entries must be at the County Extension Office by
Friday, Nov. 20.
First place winners in each category will be submitted to
the Regional Pecan Show. All pecan entries become the
property of the Show. An exhibitor can enter only one
sample of any one named variety, but may enter as many
varieties as desired.
The Craft Division entries must contain actual pecans and be
brought to the Courthouse by Tuesday, Nov. 24, 9:00 a.m.
Prizes will be fifteen dollars for the grand champion, ten
dollars for the reserve champion and five dollars for the
runner-up.The name of the person submitting a craft must be
attached to the entry.
Categories for the Food Division are cakes, cookies, pies,
candies, breads and miscellaneous. All entries must be
accompanied by a recipe, in a disposable container and be in
the Courthouse by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. All
entries must be a complete recipe.
If the recipe makes 4 dozen cookies, then four dozen must be
turned in. No partial entry will be accepted. Attach the
name of the person submitting to the bottom of the
container. Prize winning food entries will be awarded as
door prizes for the Show.
Any recipe that has ever won a cash prize should not be
entered again by that same person. Fifty dollars will be
awarded to the grand champion, twenty-five dollars to the
reserve champion and fifteen dollars to the runner-up. The
most unusual food entry will be granted a twenty-five dollar
A twenty dollar cash prize will be given to the person with
the most food entries and the same cash award given to the
person with the most pecan entries.
Five arrested in burglary case
Five people have been taken into custody after evidence has
pointed to their involvement in a burglary last month.
According to officer Ronnie Howard, Danny Joe Hall, 18,
Robert Lee Hall, 19, John Henry Hall, 21, Daniel Brown, 23,
and Randell Brown, 18, are charged with breaking into Lobo
Tubing Testers on Oct. 30, and stealing a large amount of
County Judge Sam Massey set the Hall brothers bond at
$10,000 each, while the Browns were set at $3,000 each. The
Browns have already paid bail and have been released.
As of yet, no trial date has been set.
Investigation is still underway.
Suzi Blair wins award of excellence
Suzi Blair, Main Street manager of Monahans since January
1997, has been given the Anice Read Award of Excellence.
David Mills, Monahans city manager, says, ôTo receive
recognition from the state after only having a Main Street
program for two years says a lot.ö
The award is part of the Main Street Program of the Texas
Historical Commission, and was recently announced at the
1998 Main Street awards at the Texas Downtown
Association/Main Street Program 16th annual Downtown
Revitalization Conference in Abilene.
The awards program selects managers and programs that
exemplify excellence in the Texas Main Street Program.
The Anice Read Award of Excellence goes to a Main Street
manager of a city with a population of 50,000 or under. The
award represents an experienced manager who has attained a
high degree of success and excellence in what he or she
The Texas Main Street Program is a revitalization program
for historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial
districts. Implemented in 1981, the program has helped more
than 125 communities throughout the state.
Other award winners were New Manager of the Year, Molly
Gritter, Main Street Manager in Nacogdoches, and the city of
LaGrange for Main Street City of the Year.
Copyright 1998 by Ward Newspapers, Inc.
Joe Warren, Publisher
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