The Pony Express (Carthage, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 3, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 29, 1996 Page: 3 of 8
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Phi Theta Kappa
holds fall initiation
by Regine Wright
New members were recently
inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at
a ceremony held in the Student
The new members are Natalie
Woods, Melanie Ann Warlick,
Julie Michelle Willis, Kenneth
Waldrum, Charles Sloan and
Other members are Bernard
Kerich, Amy Maranda Hill, Cari
Leigh Floyd, Nathan Boyd
Cravey, Eric Couch,Veronica Rene
Burr and Samantha Woodfin.
Phi Theta Kappa, sponsored by
Lillian Cook and Karon O'Neal,
is the honor society for two - year
colleges. It is the companion to
the Phi Beta Kappa at four - year
In order for students to qualify
for membership, they must be a
full time student, have already
completed 12 hours and have a
grade point average of 3.5. To re-
main in the PTK, students must
maintain a 3.2 grade point aver-
The Phi Beta Kappa is a service
organization that does projects to
benefit the school and the com-
munity. Members are currently
participating with Blue Bonnet
Cleaners and the Samaritan
House in a coat drive for people
who need coats during the win-
The PTK's honor topic this year
is fine arts and the service project
is Aids Awareness.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa
had an Aids Awareness Booth set
up at Fall Frolic were they sold red
ribbons for $.50. The money wit
be donated to the Ryan White
"Our goal in Aids Awareness is
to make people more aware of in-
formation relating to all aspects of
the disease and organizations
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New Green Jackets named
Tyson scholarship awarded
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Tyson Foundation Scholarships are awarded this week to four students enrolling in Panola
College's vocational programs. Presenting the award from Tyson Foods, Inc., is the
company's personnel manager, Tim Hooper, (left). Recipients are from 1-r, Robin Lee, asso-
ciate degree nursing program; Angela Franks, office systems training program; Traci Will-
iams, licensed vocational program; Theresa Griffis, computer systems program and Will-
iam Edmonson, college president.
Six members have been added doches and Mitchell Kemp,
to the Green Jackets this year. Longview.
The Green Jackets is the oldest They join sophomores Sam
organization on the Panola Col- Brightwell, Carthage; Jeremy
lege campus. It is a service orga- Dorman, Carthage; Jonathan
nization. Members serve as am- Jones, Carthage; Shannon
bassadors for the college. Pennington, Carthage; Gina Rog-
New members include Jennifer ers, Carthage; Chad Watson,
Adams Hallsville; Vanessa Carthage; and Natalie Woods,
Blaylock, Katy; Erin Harris, Spring.
Rowlett; Lucas Haynie, Carthage; Twink Ross is the sponsor of
Quimby Hightower, Nacog- the organization.
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Everyone should practice the
right way to do Halloween
by Lari Murray
TRICK or TREAT!!!!!!
Ghosts, ghouls, princesses, and
ballerinas walk the streets on Hal-
loween in hopes of getting fabu-
lous candy prizes.
Halloween is a fun time for
kids, but it can also be a time of
concern among parents.
There's plenty to worry about
from the sad lack of nutrition in
the treats kids bring home from
trick-or-treating in the evening
But the Halloween season
doesn't need to be cause for con-
cern, if parents keep a few points
Kids should always be accom-
panied by an adult when they go
kids should go only to houses of
neighbors they know. Parents
shouldn't be lured by their kids'
desire for more loot.
Keep them from venturing into
unknown, potentially dangerous
Make costumes out of light col-
ored clothing if planning to go
out after dusk. Reflective tape also
will help make kids more visible.
Be sure masks do not impair vi-
sion. This could be especially haz-
ardous if kids are in high-traffic
Trick or treat in the daylight
hours if possible. If not, then go
out as early as possible and en-
courage neighbors and friends to
do the same, so all the kids are
Never allow children to eat
candy that hasn't been carefully
inspected. If the packages aren't
completely sealed, throw the
Some pets may have an adverse
reaction to some costumes. Have
children use caution when ap-
proaching family pets as well as
neighbors' and friends' pets.
If a child's costume requires
props, make certain they are
made from soft foam or rubber,
instead of hard plastic or wood.
With these reminders, children
can have a safe Halloween, while
parents and guardians have a
Although many follow the
safety precautions, the best advice
to follow is to never go trick or
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The Pony Express (Carthage, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 3, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 29, 1996, newspaper, October 29, 1996; Carthage, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth591913/m1/3/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Panola College.