Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, April 20, 1999
Allstate opens Pecos office
Allstate Insurance Co. is proud to announce the opening of a new office.
Owned and operated by Donna Johnson, the office is located at 320 S. Oak
Street, Executive Building, Suite 5.
Allstate Insurance Co. is a full-service insurance agency, which offers
a complete line of insurance and services.
Johnson also offers guidance and counseling about auto, property and
Valenzuela, Fierro to exchange wedding vows
Mr. and Mrs. Isidro Valenzuela announce the engagement and approaching
marriage of the daughter, Olivia A. Valenzuela to Guillermo N. Fierro.
The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo Fierro, Jr.
The couple plan to wed at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Santa Rosa
De Lima Catholic Church, 620 E. 4th.
A reception will follow the ceremony at the Riverside Ballroom and a
dance is scheduled for later that evening.
Varela awarded with Girl Scout pin
Oustanding volunteers were honored recently at the annual meeting of the
Permian Basin Girl Scout Council held in Odessa.
In recognition of outstanding service to Girl Scouting, Honor Pins were
presented to several volunteers including Pecos resident Rosemary Varela.
Others receiving a pin were Don Cooper, Judy Laney, Nita Merrifield and
Janet Sloan, all of Odessa; Judy Barbier and Dorothy Smith of Midland.
Varela returned to Girl Scouting to lead her niece's troop. When she
did, she found the Pecos Girl Scout House in sad, sad shape. Undauntedly,
she organized Troop Leaders and parents into the "Pecos Friends of Girl
Scouts" leading them in several fund raising events.
Their largest contributor was the Pecos City Council who gave non-budgeted
funds to repair the building because of the great presentation made by
the Pecos Friends.
The newly refurbished Girl Scout House is not only a special place for
Girl Scouting, it is a visible reminder of how one person can start the
process to bring a community together. In Pecos, the words "Girl Scouts"
evoke more than just memoris of camp outs and cookies; they elicit warm,
Cindy Wiehle of Odessa received the highest honor presented by the Council
as she was named the 1998 Outstanding Adult for her commitment to Girl
Scouts throughout the Permian Basin. She has served in many positions for
the Council and is currently serving as a board officer and Communications
Wiehle has been involved with Girl Scouting for many years. She is an
outstanding role model for girls, a great leader, and a truly committed
Four volunteers received the highest nationally recognized award presented
to adult volunteers, the Thanks Badge. The Thanks Badge represents work
so significant that no other award would be appropriate. Recipients of
the award include Kitty Bristow of Andrews, Jody Rhoton and JoAnn Viney
both of Midland and Shelly Pool of Odessa. Beaulah Crabb of Odessa received
the Thanks Badge II for her continued commitment to Girl Scouting through
her work with the Cookie Sale and membership services.
Appreciation Pins given in acknowledgement of devoted service, were
presented to Tana DeGraffenreid and Andre Kemp, both of Crane; Michelle
Bowden of Grandfalls; Ruth Eads of Kermit; Bunny Petrosky of Marfa; Gwen
Richardson and Nonita Brown, both of McCamey; Jane Carrens, Joyce McKelvey,
Jan St. Hilaire, Janet Taylor, all of Midland; Ronda Gipson, P.J. Griffard,
Carole Hay, Debra Johnston, Evelyn Portillo, Pat Ritter and Doug Shields,
all of Odessa; Mary Lou Sierra of Seminole; and Shelly Shackelford of Wink.
Members of the board of directors were elected at the meeting. They
were Dr. Deana Savage, Gloria Valdez, Dr. Lu Anna Stephens, Hannah Hintz,
Al Gaylord, Bernadine Spears and Carolyn Medlock. Senior Girls Scouts serving
a one-year term on the board are Jennie Portillo of Odessa and Katie Ransbottom
Delegates to Girls Scouts of the USA's national council meeting in October
were also elected. They include Janie Howell, council president, Cindi
Wiehle, council vice president, and Susan Rutherford, executive director.
Alternates are Dorothy Smith, Jennie Portillo and Katie Ransbottom.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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