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Monday, March 22, 1999

Patterson to be honored with birthday wishes

The 90th birthday of Paul Patterson, local
writer/humorist/teacher, will be celebrated several ways
within the next two weeks.

Closest to home is the party to be held on Patterson's
birthday, Sunday, March 28, 2-4 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall
of the First United Methodist Church of Crane.

Everyone in Crane as well as from anywhere else is invited.
According to Ted Hogan, a few invitations are going to
out-of-towners, and news releases are being sent to area
papers, but the many old friends of Paul's are encouraged to
spread the word. Please, no gifts.

"The more people who come in to talk, the better Paul will
like it," Hogan said.

Patterson will also be honored when the Texas Folklore
Society has their annual convention on April 1-3 at the
Holiday Inn in Midland. A "Hootenanny" and birthday
celebration begins at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 1, in th Texas
Deck Ballroom of the Holiday Inn, and a Saturday afternoon
session at 3:30 p.m. will feature papers about their old
friend by Patrick Dearen, Elmer Kelton and Jim Lee.

Hosts for the Crane event are Tiny and Mildred Earp, Ted and
Pedie Hogan, Tom and Joan Hogan, Charles and Evelyn Stroder
and Fred and Mimi Wilkinson.

Sul Ross hosts info workshop

Sul Ross State University, in cooperation with the Freedom
of Information Foundation of Texas, will host an
"Education for Freedom in Texas" workshop Saturday, March
27, as part of the AT&T seminar series for teachers.

The program, held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Lawrence Hall,
Room 309, will introduce a curriculum designed for teachers
K-12 to help students understand their First Amendment
rights. Also, special guests including Don Flores, eidtor
and publisher of the <fn11>El Paso Times<fn9> and a FOIFT
director, will conduct a session entitled, "Viewpoint: The
First Amendment Today."

A box luncheon, offered for $6.50, will be highlighted by
keynote speaker Dr. Rob Wiley, president of the FOIFT board
of directors and an attorney with the Houston law firm,
Locke Laddell & Sapp LLP. Payment may be made to the school
at the beginning of the seminar.

For teachers who may be planning to attend the workshop,
there is a change in the registration fee. Instead of each
person from a given school paying the $25 registration fee,
which includes a copy of the 258-page curriculum that will
be used during the workshop as teachers take part in
selected activities, one registration fee may be shared by
several persons. The curriculum is in notebook form and is
not copy righted. A single copy may be shared at the
workshop and additional copies may be xeroxed later.

If several persons share the $25 registration fee, the only
additional cost for each person would be box lunch. Workshop
participants who plan to share the cost of the 258-page
curriculum will need to submit one $25 registration fee.
Other participants who are sharing must also register,

All participants will receive a certificate for six contact
hours of Professional Development credit. Information about
the workshop is available through area ISD superintendents,
FOIFT in Dallas (214) 977-6658, or Dr. George Bradley at Sul
Ross, (915), 837-8221.

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