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Tuesday, April 20, 1999

Allstate opens Pecos office

Allstate Insurance Co. is proud to announce the opening of a new office. Owned and operated by Donna Johnson, the office is located at 320 S. Oak Street, Executive Building, Suite 5.

Allstate Insurance Co. is a full-service insurance agency, which offers a complete line of insurance and services.

Johnson also offers guidance and counseling about auto, property and life insurance.

Valenzuela, Fierro to exchange wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Isidro Valenzuela announce the engagement and approaching marriage of the daughter, Olivia A. Valenzuela to Guillermo N. Fierro.

The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo Fierro, Jr.

The couple plan to wed at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, 620 E. 4th.

A reception will follow the ceremony at the Riverside Ballroom and a dance is scheduled for later that evening.

Varela awarded with Girl Scout pin

Oustanding volunteers were honored recently at the annual meeting of the Permian Basin Girl Scout Council held in Odessa.

In recognition of outstanding service to Girl Scouting, Honor Pins were presented to several volunteers including Pecos resident Rosemary Varela. Others receiving a pin were Don Cooper, Judy Laney, Nita Merrifield and Janet Sloan, all of Odessa; Judy Barbier and Dorothy Smith of Midland.

Varela returned to Girl Scouting to lead her niece's troop. When she did, she found the Pecos Girl Scout House in sad, sad shape. Undauntedly, she organized Troop Leaders and parents into the "Pecos Friends of Girl Scouts" leading them in several fund raising events.

Their largest contributor was the Pecos City Council who gave non-budgeted funds to repair the building because of the great presentation made by the Pecos Friends.

The newly refurbished Girl Scout House is not only a special place for Girl Scouting, it is a visible reminder of how one person can start the process to bring a community together. In Pecos, the words "Girl Scouts" evoke more than just memoris of camp outs and cookies; they elicit warm, positive feelings.

Cindy Wiehle of Odessa received the highest honor presented by the Council as she was named the 1998 Outstanding Adult for her commitment to Girl Scouts throughout the Permian Basin. She has served in many positions for the Council and is currently serving as a board officer and Communications Committee chair.

Wiehle has been involved with Girl Scouting for many years. She is an outstanding role model for girls, a great leader, and a truly committed volunteer.

Four volunteers received the highest nationally recognized award presented to adult volunteers, the Thanks Badge. The Thanks Badge represents work so significant that no other award would be appropriate. Recipients of the award include Kitty Bristow of Andrews, Jody Rhoton and JoAnn Viney both of Midland and Shelly Pool of Odessa. Beaulah Crabb of Odessa received the Thanks Badge II for her continued commitment to Girl Scouting through her work with the Cookie Sale and membership services.

Appreciation Pins given in acknowledgement of devoted service, were presented to Tana DeGraffenreid and Andre Kemp, both of Crane; Michelle Bowden of Grandfalls; Ruth Eads of Kermit; Bunny Petrosky of Marfa; Gwen Richardson and Nonita Brown, both of McCamey; Jane Carrens, Joyce McKelvey, Jan St. Hilaire, Janet Taylor, all of Midland; Ronda Gipson, P.J. Griffard, Carole Hay, Debra Johnston, Evelyn Portillo, Pat Ritter and Doug Shields, all of Odessa; Mary Lou Sierra of Seminole; and Shelly Shackelford of Wink.

Members of the board of directors were elected at the meeting. They were Dr. Deana Savage, Gloria Valdez, Dr. Lu Anna Stephens, Hannah Hintz, Al Gaylord, Bernadine Spears and Carolyn Medlock. Senior Girls Scouts serving a one-year term on the board are Jennie Portillo of Odessa and Katie Ransbottom of Midland.

Delegates to Girls Scouts of the USA's national council meeting in October were also elected. They include Janie Howell, council president, Cindi Wiehle, council vice president, and Susan Rutherford, executive director. Alternates are Dorothy Smith, Jennie Portillo and Katie Ransbottom.

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