Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 056, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Page: 1 of 12
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T H E
One man s dream has led today's reality
Cornerstone, a five-member all vocal Christian group based in Abilene, was one of the many talents that per-
formed at the fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program on Monday. They began in 2003 as a group
of friends who loved to sing, each having grown up signing acapella music. Cornerstone's mission is to spread
the message of Christ through song — a mission that is deeply felt within the hearts of each of the members.
Cornerstone is made up of Don Connel, Olivia Hodges, George Pendergrass, Tim Pipes and Bicky Tolar.
The SHADES step team of Abilene Christian University
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program on Monday. The
unique multi-cultural organization on the ACU campus
ing the name of God," said group members.
Quilt diplayed at
The work of Gay Young Ousley, a native of Nolan
County and currently of Abilene, Texas, will hang in the
Florida Museum of Natural History as part of Quilting
Florida Natural II. Ousley's quilt, Loggerhead, was devel-
oped to depict an aspect of Florida's environment. The
exhibit will be open to the public from Feb. 6 through
April 25, 2010.
Quilting Natural Florida II is presented by the Alachua
County Day Guild in celebration of the natural history
of the area. The Florida Museum of Natural History is
located in Gainesville, Florida.
Gay Young Ousley has loved fabric since teaching
herself to sew at age nine. Know n primarily for her land-
scapes, she combines painting principles and collage'
techniques with quilting. Her style developed through
years of trial and error and study with teachers such as
Jane Dunnewold, Anne Johnston and Katie Pasquini
Masopust. Many of her works reflect Gay's love of
nature and the panoramic views of West Texas and the
Southwest. She enjoys designing and constructing pieces
which portray specific sites or themes.
Gay taught quilting and landscape techniques in both
Texas and New Mexico. Her work has been exhib-
ited at the Museum of Western Art in Wickenburg,
Arizona; Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico;
Dallas Quilt Show, Dallas, Texas; Hill Country Arts
Foundation, Ingram, Texas; Kerr Art and Culture Center,
Kerrville, Texas; Kendall Gallery, San Angela, Texas;
Textures Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; Denver National
Quilt Show, Denver, Colorado; The Art Center, Grand
Junction, Colorado; Mesa Verde, Colorado; Ricky Tims
Gallery, La Veta, Colorado; Fresh Light Gallery, Denison,
Texas; Texas State Capitol and Bob Bullock Library,
Austin Texas; and the Houston Center for Contemporary
Craft, Houston, Texas.
Gay's quilt Loggerhead has just been selected to hang
• See OUSLEY page 3
was another talent that performed at the Fourth Annual
team has been performing for more that 10 years. As a
, they perform together with "the sole purpose of uplift-
Photos by Casey LaRue Covington
BY CASEY LARUE
As everyone gath-
ered for the 4th annual
Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Contemporary Arts
Program at the Sweetwater
High School Auditorium
on Monday night, a quote
came to mind which Dr.
King once said, "I have a
dream that my four little
children will one day live
in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color
of their skin, but by the
content of their charac-
Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. strived to end racial
segregation and discrimi-
nation for years, until his
death in 1968.
The program was kicked
off by Pastor T.J. Jackson,
pastor of MT. Rose Baptist
Church of Sweetwater,
• See MLK page 3
The USDA Natural
Service (NRCS) and the
Nolan County Soil and
District invite the pub-
lic and any agencies with
an interest in conserva-
tion issues to participate
in a Local Work Group
meeting to be held at the
Center in Maryneal, Texas.
This meeting will be at 10
a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21,
The purpose of this
meeting is to receive input
from a broad range of local
businesses, and individu-
als that have an interest
in natural resource condi-
• See RESOURCES page 3
Nolan County native Gay Young Ousley will have one of her many quilts,
Loggerhead, displayed at the Florida Museum of Natural History from Feb. 6
through April 25 2010.
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