Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
College classes offered in Pecos
Anyone interested in taking local Odessa College classes for credit this
(January-May) must take the TASP test before registering for classes.
College registration will take place on Jan 10, at the Pecos High School
Library from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Official scores must be provided at the time
of college registration.
The TASP test consists of reading, writing and math.
The Odessa College Pecos Center will administer the Quick TASP test
on Saturday, Dec. 4.
To register for the TASP test, go by the Odessa College Pecos Center,
at 320 S. Oak, Suite 4.
Office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information call 445-5535.
Whitfield presents Thanksgiving program
The Modern Study Club met on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the home
of Etta Sullivan, at 1518 Cowan. The thought-quote for this meeting was,
"Let us offer the sacrifice of God continually; that is, the fruit of our
lips giving thanks to his name." Hebrews 13:15.
Joyce Morton, Program chairman introduced guest speaker Georgia Whitfield
of Odessa, her program began by stating her commitment to her husband,
children and her church. She said that when the Whitfield children were
growing up she would research different countries, studying Biblical food
and once a week she prepared ethnic food for one of their meals.
Mrs. Whitfield told of her love of the Bible and how interesting she
finds the information it gives about food. She stated that to eat occurs
more than 800 times in the Bible. Mrs. Whitfield highlighted the importance
that bread, oil and wine have had throughout the ages. She said that bread
strengthens the heart; that oil reflects light and is a symbol of "fatness"
and doing very well. She quoted from Proverbs where it says "Blessed is
he who drips with fatness." Mrs. Whitfield also explained the worth of
wine and explained the value of grapes liquid that could satisfy thirst,
give you energy, and could be dried for use when fresh fruit was not available.
Wine also symbolizes joy. The Psalmist wrote about, "Wine to gladden
the heart." Another statement was, "We eat of God's creation or we die."
Mrs. Whitfield continued with the word salary, which comes from the
word salt because at one time salaries were paid in salt. Salt was also
sometimes used to end controversies with each person dipping their finger
into container of salt and touch their tongue, hence the controversy would
be over. She referred to numerous scriptures that pertain to spiritual
food as well as bodily food. Roll call was answered by naming a food mentioned
in the Bible.
President Lena Harpham conducted the business meeting. The Club Collect
was led by Doris Moorman and the Pledges to the United States of America
Flag and the Texas Flag were led by Nan Cate, as members and guests repeated
all in unison.
The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting were postponed. Pearl
Gustafson, treasurer, presented a report of club finances.
Nan Cate, Federation Counselor, told of more activities of the Texas
Federation of Women's Clubs and stated that there are eight state scholarships
being offered this year. The Historical Foundation is now located at the
general headquarters of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs in Austin.
Rental of portion of the building will continue to bring in extra revenue
for T.F.W.C. The Library, for reference use is by appointment only.
Mrs. Cate, chairman of the Social Committee, reported that committee
is in the process of planning the Christmas Dinner Party, and other activities
to be held Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.
Hazel Barmore, Ways and Means Chairman, thanked everyone for participating
in the bake sale held Oct. 29 at Security State Bank. Funds will benefit
The Modern Study Club Pecos High School Senior Scholarship for 2000.
Joyce Morton, reports chairman, reminded everyone that report time is
near and requested chairmen get their reports to her prior to January.
Mrs. Morton volunteered to secure names of nursing home residents by
Dec. 1, so gifts can be purchased prior to distribution in time for their
Hostesses Etta Sullivan, Hazel Barmore and Catherine Travland served
sandwiches, chips and dips, celery, nuts, pumpkin pie with whipped topping,
tea and coffee, from a refreshment table featuring a Thanksgiving motif,
to guests Tessie Cam and Edith Smith of Pecos and Georgia Whitfield of
Odessa and members Lena Harpham, Pearl Gustafson, Margie Williamson, Iris
Reddick, Joyce Morton, Nan Cate and Doris Moorman.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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