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Thursday, November 11, 1999

`Beautification of Pecos' is study club program

The Modern Study Club met on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m., in the home of Juracy McCall at 1518 S. Park. The thought-quote for this meeting was "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handy writing." Emerson.

Etta Sullivan, chairman of the Conservation Department introduced guest speakers Paul Henderson of Pecos and Laurie Williams of Odessa employees of the Texas Department of Transportation. Henderson distributed handouts including maps, litterbags, ball point pens, pencils, shoestrings, letter-openers and candy to club members.

He talked about the upcoming improvements for Pecos along Business 20, which will include removing old signs and poles, installing new sidewalks and repaving of Third Street from the west end of town to the first street area.

Henderson then turned the program over to Laurie Williams, Pecos District Landscape Architect of Odessa, who represents four Districts in this area of Texas. She stated that one percent of highway construction revenue benefits highway beautification. Williams described some of the work being done in this area which includes hardscapes which are sidewalks, the use of pavers and the use of natural stone. Also, she stated that the Texas Department of transportation is in charge of the planting and maintenance of natural plants along the right of ways of highways and interstates, locally. Desert willows and pine trees are popular to this area along with other native plants. She emphasized that they were always searching for ways of beautification using a minimum of water. The program was concluded with a question and answer period.

President Lena Harpham conducted the business meeting. The Club Collect was led by Mary Barfield and the Pledges of the United States of America Flag and the Texas Flag were led by Joyce Morton, as members repeated all in unison.

The minutes of the previous meeting was read by Bobbi Lang, secretary. Pearl Gustafson, treasurer, presented a report of club finances.

Nan Cate, Federation chairman, gave some facts about "What we belong to." The Federated Women's Clubs of Texas has 8,057 members in 300 clubs, that are united to promote Arts, and Conservation and preservation of our Texas Heritage. Other departments include Education, International and Community Affairs and Americanism, all very important the most of our area. Being united women, greater things are accomplished.

Hazel Barmore, Ways and Means chairman, discussed the fundraiser bake sale which was held Oct. 29, at Security State Bank. Funds will benefit The Modern Study Club Pecos High School Scholarship for 2000.

Margie Williamson, Scholarship chairman, urged members to be thinking about a very needy student for consideration for the club scholarship to be presented in May 2000.

Hostesses Juracy McCall and Gretchen Luna served assorted vegetables, dip, nuts, crackers, apple chips, apricot bars, punch and coffee using a fall them to guests, Paul and Edna Henderson and Laurie Williams, members, Mary Barfield, Hazel Barmore, Nan Cate, Paula Fuller, Pearl Gustafson, Lena Harpham, Bobbi Lang, Doris Moorman, Joyce Morton, Etta Sullivan, Laura Teal, Catherine Travland and Margie Williamson.

Scholarship deadline set

High School students with a grade point average of `B' or better and college students with a GPA of `B+' or better are eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship (U.S. citizens only). All requests for applications must include the following: student's name, permanent home address, city, state, zip code, name of current high school or college, approximate GPA, and year in school during the 1999-2000 academic year.

To receive an application, e-mail, paper mail Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 5012, Lake Forest IL 60045-5012, or fax (847) 295-3972. Requests must be received by Dec. 16.

Applications will be fulfilled by mail only, on or about Jan. 6, 2000. Two hundred and fifty winners will be selected on the basis of academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and some consideration for financial need. A total of $250,000 will be awarded.

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