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Friday, February 4, 2000

Relay for Life group plans meeting

Relay for Life Rally participants will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Texas-New Mexico Power Company Ready Room.

The group will have team registration, sponsorship information, luminaria and survivor lap information and volunteer opportunities will be available.

If you are unable to attend, send a representative from your group.

Study club visits national historic site

The Modern Study Club enjoyed a field trip to the Ft. Davis National Historic Site recently, for an Americanism Department program. Margie Williamson serves as department chairman.

The thought-quote for the meeting was, " Echoing with sunds of a re-created daily parade ceremony, a frontier outpost revives its stalwart past." Reader's Digest America's Historic Places.

Club members did their final carpooling at the rural home of Mary and John Barfield before continuing to Fort Davis. Mrs. Barfield served as co-ordinator for the field trip.

Upon their arrival at the visitor center club members were greeted by Donna Smith and Mark Howard, park rangers, who assisted the group. Ms. Smith is a longtime veteran at Fort Davis while Howard is only newly arrived from the park of the Little Big Horn Battlefield in Montana. Also assisting was John Ott of Iowa, a park volunteer for several months each year.

Mr. Ott presented a narrative concerning the equipment and lifestyle of soldiers living in the barracks. Club members were allowed in the barracks for a very close look at the rugged way the men lived, which was a special privilege for that tour. The furnished barrack is usually closed with only "window" viewing.

A video narrated by Kareen Abdul Jabaar concerning the Fort's History was viewed by club members prior to their tour of the furnished officers homes, the hospital, a refurbished kitchen and other structures on the grounds.

The Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas was a key post in the defense system of West Texas and played a major role in the history of the southwestern frontier.

Today, the remnants of Fort Davis are extensive and impressive than those of any other southwestern fort. From 1867 to 1885 black troops from Fort Davis patrolled the southwest Texas frontier. Black regiments, like the 9th and 10th Calvary and the 24th and 25th Infantry, participated in the Indian Wars of the 19th century. Together these units compiled a notable record of military accomplishment against the Comanches and Apaches. The Indians called those of African descent, "Buffalo Soldiers."

Following the tour members enjoyed lunch at the Drug Store in Ft. Davis and returned to the home of Mary Barfield for the business meeting.

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

The minutes of the Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 11 meetings were read by Bobbi Lang, secretary and approved as read. Mrs. Lang also presented the treasurer report in the absence of the treasurer.

A letter was received from Peggy Kelton, of McCamey President-Elect of Western District of TFWC reminding club members of the need for funds to help purchase a gift for outgoing WD President Frances Dunn of Odessa. The club voted to send a $20 contribution.

Margie Williamson presented a transcript of Nancy Quesada's grades for the first semester at Kansas State University. Nancy was the 1999 recipient of the Pecos High School Senior Scholarship presented by The Modern Study Club Scholarship and also the Alma Van Sickle Scholarship presented by the Western District of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.

Doris Moorman reported that books for the New Born Baby Packets at the Reeves County Hospital have been ordered but have not been received at this time.

Federation Chairman Nan Cate reported about the article in the GFWC Clubwoman on Guatemala. A group traveled to see what Federated Women were doing in Guatemala?

Roll call was answered by naming another Fort.

Hostesses Mary Barfield and Laura Teal served banana nut bread, cinnamon bread and iced tea to Nan Cate, Lena Harpham, Bobbi Lang, Doris Moorman, Joyce Morton, Iris Reddick, Etta Sullivan, Catherine Travland and Margie Williamson.

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