Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, August 22, 2000
Poetry contest sponsored
The International Library of Poetry has announced that $58,000 in prizes
will be awarded this year in the International Open Poetry Contest. Poets
from the Pecos area, particularly beginners, are welcome to try to win
their share of over 250 prizes. The deadline for the contest is Nov. 30.
The contest is open to everyone and entry is free.
To enter, send one original poem, any subject and any style to: The
International Library of Poetry, Suite 19909, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills,
MD 21117. The poem should be 20 lines or less, and the poet's name and
address should appear on the tope of the page. Entries must be postmarked
or sent via the Internet by Nov. 30. You may also enter online at www.poetry.com.
The International Library of Poetry, founded in 1982, is the larged
poetry organization in the world.
Abila completes basic training
Mark Abila completed 13 weeks of Marine Boot Camp at San Diego, California
Abila qualified with M16 A2 service rifle at ranges of 200 yards, 300
yards and 500 yards and got promoted to a E-2 PFC (Private First Classs).
He will be going back to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for MCT (Marine Combat
Training) and then will be stationed at 29 Palms, California for his Military
Occupational Specialty (MOS) in communication/electrical repair.
He is the son of Robert and Delia Abila of Pecos and has three brothers,
Mason, Jason and Derrick Abila.
He is a 1999 graduate of Pecos High School.
Clark places 1st in state horse show
Courtney Clark of Pecos repeated as Cutting Champion in the first day of
activity of the 38th Annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show.
In 4-H cutting, boys and girls compete together unlike the National
Cutting Horse Association or the Texas State High School Rodeo Association.
There were 18 youth that competed in the two go-rounds Sunday in the Taylor
County Coliseum. They competed in four sets of nine each with the combined
scores between the two go-rounds totaling for the Finals.
Clark took first place in both go-rounds with a score of 142 in each
She has two more years to compete in the 4-H Horse Program and will
return to compete in the cutting next year. It is the only horse event
she enters although she also shows steers in livestock competition.
Jack Cormack, a 12-year-old who lives in Strawn in Palo Pinto County,
placed second in the over-all after a second in the 1st go-round
and a third in the 2nd go.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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