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Tuesday, September 7, 1999

Montano has first birthday

Emily Montano celebrated her first birthday among family and friends at Maxey Park, Sunday, Aug. 29.

The theme of the party was Blues Clues, with matching cake and accesories.

Presents were given by many friends and family, including maternal grandparents Julian and Grace Alvarez and paternal grandmother Polly Campos.

The party was given by her parents, Jaime and Joyce Montano.

Clark, Harrison receive Gold Star award

Youth that achieved the highest honor awarded to a 4-H member, at the county level, were honored at a luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 28.

E.J. Holub, former Pro Bowl Football Player and 2-time Super Bown Champion addressed the honoree's and their families. West Texas Utilities Company, Texas New Mexico Power Company and TU Electric and Gas sponsored the event and had representatives on hand to present recognition awards to the youth from 23 counties in the District VI area.

The youth who awards committees from their respective counties selected have spent several years participating in project work which along with teaching technical knowledge, develops their skills thorugh hands-on activities.

4-H has always been a partner to other education entities which have similar missions. 4-H provides for utilizing classroom knowledge with real life experiences through an array of projects and multi-generational contact using adults, and older youth such as those honored at the 4-H Gold Star luncheon to teach. Throughout the 4-H experience, members are constantly exposed to activities designed to develop life skills.

The youth who reach the Gold Star Award level have developed life skills which will serve them for a life time in their personal, business and professional life. Only a select few are chosen for this high honor. Each county has a quota of Gold Star recipients they are limited to through the number of members who are categorized as senior members (age 14 or older).

Courtney Clark and Brandi Harrison are this year's Gold Star Award recipients from Reeves County. They received a framed certificate symbolizing this honor and a pin which can be worn for recognition as being a true leader, and excelling in commitment to themselves to develop life skills which enables them to be equipped to assume leadership roles in our community in the future.

The luncheon and recognition was sponsored and attended by the electric companies which serve the Extension VI Far West District. The commitment the electric utility companies exhibit in support of hte 4-H youth extends far beyond this one event, but each has a special reason for wanting these Gold Star youth to be recognized and held up as examples for other youth, and parents wanting to become involved in a worthwhile, family oriented youth organization.

West Texas Utilities, Texas-New Mexico Power Company and TU Electric - your support and encouragement of the 4-H program and Gold Star are very much appreciated. A large portion of the recognition and prestige associated with this and other awards are due to these companies' support of this and associated awards. The recognition program was conducted by members of the District 4-H Council. Accompanying the 4-H'ers to the awards banquet were their parents, Gary and Judy Clark and Roger and Angela Harrison.

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