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Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Study club plans meeting

The Modern Study Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Etta Sullivan home, 1518 Cowan, for their Thanksgiving program.

The program entitled, "Thanksgiving Joys Through the Years," will be presented by Joyce Morton, Paula Fuller and Doris Moorman.

The thought-quote for the meeting is, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus _ Thess 5:16. Roll call will be answered by naming someone who traveled to America on the Mayflower.

Projects for the monthly meeting are to contribute to the Count Your Blessings Fund and the contribute to the Alma Van Sickle Scholarship Fund of Western District of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.

Serving as hostesses will be Paula Fuller, Iris Reddick and Etta Sullivan.

OC to host Faculty Art Show 2000

The Odessa College art department is hosting the Odessa College Art Faculty Show 2000, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Nov. 6-Dec. 7, in Student Art Space in Sedate Hall, Room 111.

The exhibition features ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photography and sculpture by OC art faculty Jill Bals, Steve Goff, David Krause, Barry Phillips the Elder, Barry Phillips the Younger and Beckwith Thompson.

A public reception for the artists is scheduled 7-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, in the north foyer of Sedate Hall.

For more information, contact art Professor Barry Phillips the Elder at 335-6490.

Rodriguez ends Basic Training

U.S. Army Pvt. Pablo G. Rodriguez, son of Yolanda J. Rodriguez and Pablo Rodriguez of Pecos completed Basic Training on Sept. 28.

Rodriguez is a graduate of Pecos High School.

He is currently stationed in Ft. Lee, Virginia and is taking courses as a special arms unit.

State school Holds G.E.D. graduation

Twenty-two West Texas State School students recently celebrated the completion of their G.E.D. requirements with a graduation ceremony held on Sept. 8.

WTSS assistant principal Monroe Elms and English teacher Dr. Frances Johnson presented G.E.D. certificates to the students, who crossed the stage dressed in traditional caps and gowns. Steve Swisher, Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Monahans, presented a motivational talk entitled, "Strive." A cake and punch reception was held following the ceremony for the more than one hundred students, staff, families and guests in attendance.

According to the Texas Education Agency, the G.E.D. test is a rigorous seven-hour battery of five tests consisting of writing skills (including a 200-word essay), social studies, science, literature and the arts, and mathematics. These tests measure the student's ability to understand and apply information, to evaluate, analyze and draw conclusions, to solve problems, and to express ideas and opinions in writing.

WTSS diagnostician Judith Snelson, teacher Patsy Elkins, teacher's aide Mary Helen Vasquez and the G.E.D. graduates spent many long hours decorating the gym and fireplace room for this important event. The West Texas State School Community Advisory Council donated funds to purchase decorations.

West Texas State School is a facility of the Texas Youth Commission, serving over 240 delinquent male youth.

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