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Thursday, November 5, 1998

Wheelis recalls Pecos fondly

Mike Wheelis did a double-take when he saw the Payson (Ariz.) High School Longhorns wearing purple and gold
jackets with the letter "P," the same colors he grew up with
in Pecos.

Now he coaches the purple-and-gold. The Payson Longhorns are
in the state playoffs this year, with the first playoff game
on Friday.

"I was born in Pecos in 1950," Wheelis said. My family owned
a cotton farm south of town. I lived there until I was 14."

Moving to Maricopa Ariz., Wheelis served as an officer for
20 years with the Phoenix Police Dept. and retired in 1992.

"I moved to Payson with my family and became a teacher and
coach," he said. "I am married to Debra (an English teacher)
and have two daughters, Melissa and Erin."

Melissa attends Northern Arizona University as a sophomore,
and Erin is a Junior at Payson High.

Wheelis wishes the Pecos Eagles the best in their playoff

Angelo State offers Carr scholarship

Applications from high school seniors are being accepted by
Angelo State University for Carr Academic Scholarships for

Over 300 Carr Academic Scholarships for 1999-2000, ranging
in value from $1,500 to $6,000, are available to qualified
high school seniors. During the current year nearly 1,000
students from throughout Texas and the nation, as well as
numerous foreign countries, are attending Angelo State
University on Carr Academic Scholarships.

In order to be eligible, students must normally be in the
top 15 percent of their high school class, and present a
combined math and verbal score of 1140 or higher on the SAT1
or a composite score of 25 or higher on the Enhanced ACT
Assessment. Financial need is also a criterion for selection.

Supported by a growing $45 million trust established by the
late Robert G. and Nona K. Carr of San Angelo, the
undergraduate scholarships may be renewed annually by the
University for students who maintain the required academic
record and personal standards. During a four-year course of
undergraduates study at ASU, Carr Academic Scholarships can
be worth up to $24,000.

The priority deadline for submitting applications and all
supporting materials is Feb. 1, 199, although completed
applications from outstanding students may be considered up
until June 1, 1999, to the extent that funds are still

Application materials and information regarding the Carr
Academic Scholarships can be obtained by contacting or
writing to: Financial Aid Office, Angelo State University,
Box 11015, ASU Station, San Angelo, Texas 76909 or call
915-942-2246 or toll free, 800-933-6299. Additional
information is available through the Angelo State University
web site on the Internet at

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