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Friday, Jan. 30, 1998

Waters honored by OYWA group

Karen Ann Waters of Pecos has been selected for inclusion in
the 1997 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America

The OYWA program has since 1966 honored men and women
between the ages of 21 and 40 who have distinguished
themselves in service to their communities, professional
leadership, academic achievement, business advancement,
cultural accomplishments, and civic and political
participation. Nominations are received from political
leaders, college and university officials.

For more information about Outstanding Young Women of
America and Outstanding Young Men of America programs, phone
Jim Lueck at 703-749-0010.

Regional meeting set for February

A conference to encourage partnerships among business,
industry, education, community and government agencies to
provide a world-class workforce in the Permian Basin is
planned for Feb. 3-4 in Midland. The second annual Permian
Tech-Prep/School-to-Work Partnership Regional Conference
will be held at the Midland Center, 105 N. Main.

Educators, community leaders and representatives of
businesses and government agencies who are interested in
improving the links between business, education and economic
development in the Permian Basin are encouraged to attend.
They may register by calling 685-4669.

Registration and continental breakfast are scheduled for 8-9
a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. The conference will run from 9
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bill Crawford, a highly acclaimed speaker who has created
dynamic and successful presentations for many of the Fortune
500 companies, will speak at the opening general session on
"How to Talk so That People Will Listen."

Chad Foster, an entrepreneur credited with developing and
marketing the soft rubber playground surface seen at
McDonald's playgrounds, is scheduled to speak at Tuesday's
luncheon. His topic will be "Real-World Education."

"Many young people believe that if they go to school, make
good grades and get a degree, they will automatically get a
great job, make lots of money and be very successful.
Nothing could be further from the truth." Foster said.

The speaker for Wednesday's breakfast meeting will be Jason
Dorsey, 18-year-old author of "Graduate to Your Perfect Job."

Shawntel Smith, Miss America 1996 and a strong advocate for
the School-to-Work initiative, will be the guest speaker
Wednesday at lunch.

Cost to attend the conference is $25 for both days or $15 to
attend one day only.

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