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Monday, July 26, 1999

Chabarria celebrates birthday

Aschten S. Chabarria celebrated his third birthday with a party held in his honor at the Northside Swimming Pool on July 11.

The theme of the party was Star Wars.

Friends and family were served nachos, sandwiches and cake.

Some of Aschten's favorite gifts included a black labrador puppy, a Darth Maul bicycle and a pre-birthday trip to see his Uncle Able in El Paso, where MDO performed on July 2.

He is the son of Monica K. Chabarria and Jesse J. Aguilar.

His maternal grandparents are Juna and Belinda Chabarria and his paternal grandparents are Saul and Aurora Aguilar.

Borrego nets scholarship

Over 30 students have been awarded scholarships from Sul Ross State University for 1999 summer sessions and the 1999-2000 academic year.

Scholarship recipients are selected by the University Scholarship Committee based on nominations forwarded by representatives of academic disciplines and departments. To date, over 170 Sul Ross students have been awarded scholarships for 1999-2000, with total awards approaching $200,000.

Recipients included Pecos resident, Linda Borrego, who received the President's Endowed (University Scholars Program) Scholarship.

Cardenas attends conference

Marie I. Cardenas, of Pecos, CEA-F&CS, was one of more than 1,000 faculty membrs who attended the Texas Agricultural Extension Service conference in College Station.

The three-day conference was aimed at preparing faculty for a "new century of service" to the state.

"As a knowledge-based organization, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service has been educating Texans for 85 years through a wide array of outreach activities," said Dr. Edward A. Hiler, vice chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University and Extension director.

"The Extension service has brought the resources of a land-grant university to local communities in ways that have had a positive impact on people's lives and communities. We have always been able to respond effectively to changing needs because we continue to listen to people, hear what they say and take action."

Participants were drawn in from across the state for the first time in 11 years.

Keynote speakers included Dr. Lowell Catlett, professor of agricultural economics and agricultural business at New Mexico State University, who spoke on "Getting Extension's Future in Focus;" Michael Boehje, professor agricultural economics, and David King, head of the department of agricultural communications at Purdue University, who spoke on "Meeting the Private Sector Challenge;" and David Hutchens, a corporate consultant and author, who discussed "Out-Learning the Wolves: Re-imagining Your Community as a Learning System."

Extension faculty were also able to participate in continuing education sessions on topics such as mediating conflict in communities, achieving customer service excellence, creating and nurturing collaborations and partnerships, building Extension volunteer programs, interpersonal communications, and empowering team leadership.

Other sessions included, biotechnology, health and water issues in the 21st century, youth assets, trends in liability and risk issues, nature tourism, attracting and retaining top-notch employees, effective teaching on the World Wide Web and learning styles and learner-centered teaching. Some faculty were able to take advantage of first aid certification as well.

The Extension Service provides a range of research-based information and education to people in every Texas county. Faculty include specialists and county agents with expertise in agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family sciences and 4-H and youth development.

Food and nutrition projects set

A food and nutrition project has been scheduled for the month of July at the Reeves County Extension office, 700 Daggett.

Melissa Box and Lois Roach are the project leaders for the classes.

Regular classes will be held at 1:30 p.m., July 27, for children ages 5-8 and at 3 p.m. for children ages 9-10.

On July 30, classes will be held from 1:30-3 p.m., for children ages 11-16.

A reminder to all 4-H'ers to bring their signed and completed 4-H Project Forms with them to these meetings.

For more information contact the Reeves County Extension Office at 447-9041.

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