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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

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 recently.

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 go.

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.

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