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Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Midwinter classes set

Registration for Odessa College's midwinter classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 27. Classes begin that afternoon at 1 p.m.

Midwinter courses parallel those offered in the regular term except that they are compressed into a shorter time span. Full academic recognition is given these courses, and the time spent and the credit earned is equivalent to that of the regular session.

Students may register at the Registrar's Office on the second floor of the Student Union Building.

Although the OC Campus is closed for the Christmas holidays, the Cashier's and Admissions Offices will be open during midwinter registration. The Odessa College bookstore will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on registration day.

Proof of Texas residency for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment is required at registration to qualify for Texas resident tuition rates.

All transfer students must furnish an official transcript and TASP scores.

For more information, call the Odessa College Admissions Office at 335-6432 or visit the OC web site at

Club meeting focuses on Thanksgiving Joys

A Thanksgiving meeting, entitled, "Thanksgiving Joys Through the Years," was presented during the meeting of The Modern Study Club held in November in the home of Etta Sullivan, with Iris Reddick and Paula Fuller joining her as hostesses.

The program in the form of a skit, written and planned by Joyce Morton, Doris Moorman and Paula Fuller, began with Scene One in Leiden, Holland, in early September 1620. Scene Two was on the ship Mayflower, with Scene Three and Four, also on the Mayflower, landed at Plymouth. Scene Five in the Spring of 1621, and also Scene Six, in the Fall of 1621, take place at Plymouth colony.

The skit depicted the story of the Pilgrims striving to achieve religious freedom from the church of England, some of the set-backs of the ship Speedwell having to turn back, the over-crowding of the Mayflower with 101 persons aboard, (with two babies being born and 15 male servants), the writing of the Mayflower Compact, giving equal rights and equal say to all of the men, (with no vote being given to the women) and working with the Indian chief Massosoit and Indian Squanto.

The skit also told of the death of almost one-half of the passengers on the Mayflower during the first winter; the abundance of the Pilgrim's crops at the first harvest time; Mrs. Wildon's suggestion of a celebration with the Indians which ultimately helped to give us our ideas of our "Thanksgiving" holiday of today.

Ms. Fuller also gave a brief talk concerning the Mayflower Compact and some other government points of interest in our nation that gave us special guidelines or inspiration; mentioning the Bill of Rights, the Magna Cart and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

During the business meeting, after the call to order by president Catherine Travland, the Collect for clubwomen was led by Etta Sullivan. The pledges to the flags of the United States of America and the State of Texas were led by Iris Reddick, as clubmembers repeated with her in unison.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as ready by Secretary Joyce Morton. A financial report prepared by treasurer Bobbi Land was presented.

There was no correspondence read. Joyce Morton, reports chairman, called for reports on club meetings and projects, to be prepared by members in charge, so that the February 1st deadline could be met properly.

Lena Harpham, Federation Counselor, presented a report concerning Child Labor written by Sarah Albert, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Publicity Policy Director.

Cris Reddick gave some information provided by Goldie Horn concerning Operation Smile, an outreach for children project that GFWC is involved in. The Modern Study Club has participated in Operation Smile for many years and plans to do so again this year.

Roll call was answered by naming someone who traveled to America on the Mayflower.

Delicious refreshments were served from a festive holiday table center with a horn of plenty by hostesses Fuller, Reddick and Sullivan.

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