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Monday, October 23, 2000

Study club plans meeting

The Modern Study Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the home of Joyce and Donald Morton, 2004 Hackberry, to carpool to go to the Reeves County Detention Center where clubmembers will tour the facility for a Public Affairs Department Program planned, entitled Crime Prevention by Pearl Gustafson, Department Chairman.

The tour of the RCDC conducted by Warden Rudy Franco will be followed by a question and answer session.

The thought-quote for the meeting is _ "The Family Unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come," Supreme Court Justice _ Sandra Day O'Connor.

Roll call will be answered by responding to the question: Do you believe capital punishment serves as a deterrent to crime or do you believe criminals can be rehabilitated?

Project for this bi-monthly meeting is for members to donate to the Bears on Patrol project with the Pecos Police Department. Each member should bring a Teddy Bear to the gathering.

Mrs. Morton will be joined with hostess duties by Doris Moorman and Juracy Ray.

Lockhert opens medical practice in Missouri

Dr. Amy Lockhert didn't always know that she wanted to a physician, but she has always known that she likes helping people.

When she grew up and headed off to college, she said she was really into aerobics and she earned a degree in Dietetics from Texas Tech. Following graduation she applied for dental school and medical school.

She was on a waiting list for dental school and got a call about an opening in medical school, so she went on to medical school.

It was off to the Caribbean for medical school where she met her husband, Dale Lockhert, who was also a student.

Lockhert said that medical school was difficult, but she believes there must have been a higher power prompting her along.

Lockhert said that she enjoyed going to the Caribbean for school because everyone came and had to establish their own identities.

"Whatever we were in our own hometowns and however we were known was all swep[t away and everyone gained their own identities through the work they did," she said.

The Lockherts were married a year after they met at medical school, on Oct. 1, 1992. The date has somewhat become her lucky date and that's when she opened her practice in Kennett, Missouri.

Shortly after she and Dale married, Lockhert found out that she was going to have a baby. Daniel, who is now 7, arrived and he and mom soon went back to school. Following Daniel's arrival, Jennifer, now 5, came on the scene and according to Lockhert, she arrived just before clinicals in Detroit. Jacqueline, now, 4, joined the family during mom's obstetric rotation.

"She was born on Thursday and I returned to work on Monday," said Lockhert. "We lived across the street from the hospital, making it much easier. Surgery was mynext rotation and everyone just knew that I was going to get pregnant again," she said.

However, she didn't become pregnant during her residency.

During the time in Detroit, Dale Lockhert was chief resident at a different hospital from where Amy was doing her residency.

"That was the hardest year," she said. "We would drop the kids off at 6 a.m. at daycare and not pick them up until 6 p.m. It was Detroit. It was winter. And I had to drive thorugh the Detroit traffic to drop kids off and get back to the hospital," said Lockhert. "We were required to be at the hospital at 7 a.m. and I have to say that I was one of the students with perfect attendance," she said.

Lockhert said that she believes she succeeded in school and through residency because she always tried just a bit harder. "I was always trying to do a little extra to show everyone I could be mom, wife and doctor," she said.

The Lockherts said that they are pleased to be in Kennett and have enjoyed the reception they have received from the area residents.

"Dale is getting the opportunity to coach soccer for two of the kids' teams," she said. "He's always wanted to do that," she said.

She adds that she doesn't expect life to slow down much, but she thinks it will be busier in much better ways.

"I've just come in and am trying to fill a niche and just going with whatever comes," she said. "My goal is to do as good as everyone seems to expect me to. And I think, with any luck and that higher power that got me through med school, I will," she said.

Lockhert is familiar with Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, In Kennett, and especially the maternity ward because the couple's fourth child, Luke, three months, was born there on July 5.

Lockhert will focus on infants, children and adults and has the skills and training to see some cases related to dermatology. She will be in the office with Dr. Woody Soonattrakul.

She is the granddaughter of Joe and Berryl Billeiter of Pecos.

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