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March 15, 2001

St. Patrick's Day Dance set

PECOS, March 15, 2001 - A St. Patrick's Day Dance will be held from 8:30 p.m., until 12:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 17, at the Madera Valley Express Tumbleweed Inn in Verhalen.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the F.E. Estrada Scholarship Fund.

Donations will be for $5 per person and all donations will go to the scholarship fund.

Snacks will be served.

UTPB announces summer graduates

PECOS, March 15, 2001 - The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has announced the Summer 2000 graduates.

Students graduating with honors from Odessa are Glenda Collins, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology; Eilert Geitz, summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, and Julie Graham with a BA in humanities.

Workshop offered

to help women

learn outdoors skills

Horseback riding, shotgun safety and basics, bird watching, fly fishing basics, and an introduction to hunting are just a few of the classes that will be offered during an upcoming Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) weekend workshop scheduled April 6-8 at Prude Ranch near Fort Davis.

More than 30 classes are offered with each participant choosing between four to six classes for the weekend. The West Texas BOW workshop also offers field trips to Balmorhea State Park, Davis Mountains State Park, and Fort Davis National Historic Site during the three-day weekend.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, a program of Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW), is an outdoors skills workshop primarily aimed at women but is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.

"Our goal is to provide a relaxed atmosphere where women can try new outdoor activities," said Ashley Callahan, BOW coordinator for TPW. "The program is designed for women with varied levels of outdoor experience. It's for those who have never tried these skills but have hoped for an opportunity to learn, for beginners who want to improve their skills, and for those who know how to do some of the activities but want to try new ones," she said.

In addition to the scheduled day classes, the evening get-togethers and programs consist of educational presentations on the Chihuahuan Desert, campfires and possibly stargazing. The Prude Ranch offers women an opportunity to experience the wide-open spaces, scenic mountain ranges, fresh air and pleasant temperatures, according to Callahan.

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is a national program established in 47 states and seven Canadian provinces. The first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in Texas was held in 1993 and since then nearly 1,300 women have participated in the weekend workshops. Several off-shoot programs have been developed in Texas by women who want to build on the skills acquired during the Outdoors-Woman weekends, according to Callahan.

The weekend workshop will be held at Prude Ranch, just six miles west of Fort Davis. The cost of the workshop is $160 and includes room, board, instruction and equipment. The deadline to register is March 22.

To register for the Ft. Davis workshop or for a schedule of future BOW workshops, contact Ashley Callahan at 512-389-8198 or check the TPW website at

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