Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Volunteers honored this week
Where is the next generation of leaders?
The ones who blaze trails and fire our imaginations. Who laugh at words
like can's and never.
Where are they? The same place they've always been. Girl Scouts. Where
girls grow strong.
April 22, is designated as Girl Scout Leaders' Day
Girl Scouts of the Permian Basin salute our outstanding volunteers who
are making a difference in the lives of girls.
Thank your local Girl Scout volunteers including, Frances Varela, Laura
Gonzales, Kathy Lujan, Rose Mary Varela, Mary Tarango and Patricia Herrera,
who are the Pecos leaders.
Study club plans meeting
The Modern Study Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., on April 26, for an Americanism
Department Program with Margie Williamson, department chairman, in charge.
The Calvary Baptist Church parlor is the meeting site.
The program, "Unique Presidential Facts _ Things you may not know,"
will be presented by Ken Garlitz, history teacher at Zavala Middle School.
The thought-quote for the meeting is _ "Let us have faith that right
makes might, and in that faith let us to the end are to do our duty as
we understand it" _ Abraham Lincoln _ 2-17-1860.
Roll call will be answered by giving the nickname of a president.
The bi-monthly project for this meeting is contributing to the University
of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston.
Members are also reminded of their Operation Smile contributions that
are due in at this meeting.
Hostesses are to be Laura Teal and Iris Reddick.
Stamp art program is topic at study club meet
The Modern Study Club met on Wednesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m., in the
Fellowship Hall of The First Christian Church. The thought-quote for this
meeting was, "Look around you, there is beauty everywhere and beauty is
in the eye of the beholder."
Joyce Morton, Arts Department Chairman, presented the program on, "Stake
Your Claim on History or Art and the Postal Service." Morton passed out
sheets of paper with postage stamp size rectangles and asked members to
create a postage stamp. She pointed out that postage stamps vary in size
and the art on our postage stamps is some of the finest examples of art
in America today. The hobby of stamp collecting is called philately.
Morton told that the postage stamp began with the first U.S. Postal
system legalized by the General Court of Massachusetts in 1639 and stamp
collecting has been around since the early 1840's. All mail from overseas
was brought to the home of Richard Fairbanks of Boston who would then sent
it onward to its destination at the cost of one cent per letter. In 1753
Benjamin Franklin was appointed by the Crown to become the join postmaster
general for the North British Colonies in America and served until 1774,
when he was dismissed because of his sympathies to the American Colonies.
Morton continued saying stamps are a pictorial history of our country,
exhibiting historical events, art, nature, entertainment, war, architecture,
space, sports, social issues, statehood, famous dignitaries, literature,
culture, holidays and patriotism. The U.S. Postal Service receives over
50,000 suggestions for stamp subjects each year with only 25 being issued
each year. The program was closed with suggestions for a subject for a
President Lena Harpham conducted the business meeting. The Club Collect
was led by Hazel Barmore and the Pledges to the United States of America
Flag and the Texas Flag were led by Nan Cate, as members repeated all in
The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting were read by Catherine
Travland, who was acting for Secretary Bobbi Lang. Pearl Gustafson, treasurer,
presented a report of club finances.
Nan Cate, Federation Counselor, called attention to the GFWC Convention
to be held June 15-19 at the Weston Hotel in Boston, Mass.
Joyce Morton reported that 31 boxes of needed items were collected for
donation and sent to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Research
Center in Houston for use by patients. The Modern Study Club members were
joined by other Western District clubwomen of nearby towns, numerous individuals
from Pecos and the area, several local and surrounding churches and the
Pecos Valley Associational Woman's Missionary Union, in the very successful
effort of this project. The Modern Study Club says a "big thank you" to
all who were so caring in their participation.
Joyce Morton, TFWC Western District Arts and Crafts chairman, reported
on the 40th Annual W.D. Spring Convention's arts and crafts
competition. There were 55 entrants with six artists participating from
Margie Williamson, gave clarification of reasons and then, Scholarship
chairman, gave clarification of reasons and then presented Erin Paz as
her recommendation for recipient of The Modern Study Club Pecos High School
Senior Scholarship for 2000.
Roll call was answered by members bringing and telling about a special
postage stamp. One stamp was issued in 1897.
Hostesses Lena Harpham and Hazel Barmore served refreshments to Nan
Cate, Pearl Gustafson, Doris Moorman, Joyce Morton, Etta Sullivan, Catherine
Travland and Margie Williamson.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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