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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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