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Wednesday, January 6, 1999

Nietos announce birth of son

Alfredo Jr. and DesaRae Nieto of Pecos would like to
announce the birth of their new son, Joab Abram Nieto.

Little Joab was born on Dec. 22, 1998 at Regional Hospital
in Odessa. He weighed eight pounds, 10.7 ounces and was 21
inches long.

Joab was welcomed home by brother Desi Alfredo.

Maternal grandparents are Joe R. and Isabel Chavez of Pecos.

Paternal grandparents are Alfredo Nieto of New Braunfels and
Lupe Nieto of Pecos.

Hinojos earns bachelor degree

Herbey T. Hinojos graduated from the University of Texas of
the Permian Basin on Dec. 12, 1998.

He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Criminal
Justice, with a minor in Sociology. Hinojos is a 1993
graduate of Pecos High School.

He resides in Odessa with his wife, Monica and daughters,
Miren and Catarina. He is currently employed by the Ector
County Juvenile Detention Center.

He is the son of Reynaldo and Cuca Hinojos of Pecos.

Study club has Christmas party, dinner

The Modern Study Club Christmas Dinner and Party was held at
6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 in the fellowship hall of the
First Baptist Church, with the social committee hosting. The
thought-quote for the gathering was - "God rest ye merry
gentlemen, let nothing you dismay/for Jesus Christ, our
savior was born on Christmas day."

Members and guests were welcomed by President Lena Harpham.
Rev. Rodney Peacock of Barstow gave the invocation.

After dinner Rev. Peacock spoke about "The Three Amigos of
Advent or Christmas." Rev. Peacock explained how some of our
favorite Christmas traditions began, in the 12th century by
Francis, a rich young merchant of Assisi. Francis was one of
the first to have a manger scene with live animals and sing
carols. The second tradition was begun in the fifteenth
century by a former Augustin Monk Martin Luther and his

They brought a tree into their home, decorated it with
ornaments and lighted candles. The third tradition was
started by a young man trying to help his parents support
his 10 siblings. Charles Dickens wrote the "Christmas Carol"
a story of family tenderness, helping poor neighbors, and
forgiveness at Christmas.

Joyce Morton led singing as Doris Moorman accompanied here
at the piano as everyone joined in the singing of favorite
Christmas carols. Morton also chose two trios for the
singing of some of the traditional music. David Smith, Rod
Peacock and Tommy Williamson comprised the first performing
team and Mary Barfield, Catherine Travland and Margie
Williamson were the second trio to sing. Games of bingo were

At the close of the evening gifts for Toys for Tots and the
residents of the Pecos Nursing Home were collected. Over 20
Toys for Tots were donated and all of the persons residing
at the Pecos Nursing Home received gifts from The Modern
Study Club.

A Christmas theme of Santa clauses and greenery was used to
decorate the tables. Elmore "Ebo" Teal hand-painted the

Baked ham, greenbeans, sweet potatoes, fruit salad, fresh
vegetables, pecan and pumpkin pie was served to the
following members and guests: John and Mary Barfield, Hazel
Barmore, Al and Nan Cate, Harold and Pearl Gustafson, Wesley
and Lena Harpham, Ron and Bobbi Lang, Greg and Gretchen
Luna, J.R. and Doris Moorman, Joyce Morton, Harry and Iris
Reddick, David and Betty Smith, Etta Sullivan, Elmore and
Laura Teal, J.E. and Catherine Travland, Tommy and Margie
Williamson, Bea Owens, Rev. Rod and Pat Peacock.

Nan Cate, Laura Teal, Iris Reddick, Bobbi Lang and Etta
Sullivan serve The Modern Study Club as the Social Committee
- their tenure is for 1998-99 club year.

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