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Terry County Treasures

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June 16th, 2014

Help us recognize outstanding citizens in our great county. Do you know someone you would like to honor? Sponsorships Available. Send Tonia an email at tnewsom@ad-venturemarketing.com or give her a call @ 806-438-2349 or 806-637-0030. Help us keep our treasures shining bright! [more...]

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Mercie Martin

February 14th, 2014

The West Texas Guar Terry County Treasure for this Valentine month of February is Mercie Martin, longtime educator, mentor, spiritual leader and servant of the residents of Terry County. Once it was announced that she was the Treasure this month, responses came back such as “Well deserved”; “A wonderful part of our community”; “An awesome  [more...]

Charles "Ritchie" Mulkey of West Texas Guar with Juanita Parsons

Juanita Parsons

January 16th, 2014

Juanita Parsons was born in Wink, Texas, and lived in Snyder before moving to Brownfield her fourth grade year. As a student, she was more on the academic than sports side. She didn’t especially care for television either, preferring reading over the small screen. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Her interest  [more...]

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Coy Jones

December 12th, 2013

Coy Jones moved to Brownfield with his family in 1943. He attended Brownfield schools where he became something of a star athlete for BHS. His love of football garnered him a scholarship. First, he went to San Angelo for two years  and then to Texas Western, which is now the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP)  [more...]

Betty Charlebois and Wade Cowan

Betty Charlebois

November 14th, 2013

Beloved—a word frequently used to describe this month’s West Texas Guar’s Terry County Treasure—Betty Charlebois. Wade Cowan of West Texas Guar stated that Betty has truly made an impact on the lives of many people and that she would be amazed to know how many people submitted her name for Terry County Treasure. Eric Martinez  [more...]

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Don and Marie Wilson

September 17th, 2013

September’s West Texas Guar Terry County Treasures are servants who have a special penchant for others who serve and for children. According to Lesa LaBadie of West Texas Guar, they “never meet a stranger,” however, and once you have met them, “be prepared to be hugged.” Don and Marie Wilson became Brownfield residents eighteen years  [more...]

Mozelle Young and Janna Forbes

Mozelle Young

August 14th, 2013

When asked what someone likes best about living in Terry County, the answer is usually the people. Those people they talk about are hardworking, caring, helping, loving ones. Many times they have to make hard decisions and have bad things happen to them, but they are people who continually pick up the pieces for themselves,  [more...]

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Wayne Johnson

July 11th, 2013

Who are Terry County Treasures? Janna Forbes of West Texas Guar says they are people who “do what they do with the glory of God in their hearts. The community may not recognize them or know who does the work that gets done,” but they are the treasures that make the heart of Terry County.  [more...]

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Bobbie Sines

June 12th, 2013

Bobbie Sines went to Brownfield Meals on Wheels to help cook one day and wound up staying for six years. She does a little bit of everything there: cooks, does billing, schedules deliveries, takes applications, drives when necessary, and anything else that needs to be done. Her day starts at 7:30 each morning and is  [more...]

Jo and Homer Jones with Wade Cowan from West Texas Guar

Homer and Jo Jones

May 9th, 2013

Determination, perseverance, education, family, and example: those are the words that come to mind when thinking about Homer and Jo Jones. A fresh graduate from Texas Tech, Homer Jones became Ag teacher at Wellman High School in 1948. He continued leading students and being an inspiration to them for the next 35 years. Besides being  [more...]

Wade Cowan of West Texas Guar with Pete Lindsey

Pete Lindsey – April’s Terry County Treasure

April 11th, 2013

For decades, Terry County citizens have enjoyed the nurturing provided every time they walked through the doors at Sonny’s Feed. Farmers looked to Sonny’s for their seeds, animals’ needs and general supplies. Homeowners in town came to Sonny’s for garden and lawn supplies and plants, and kids of all ages came in to look at  [more...]

R. D. Jones with Lesa Labodie of West Texas Guar

R. D. Jones

March 14th, 2013

March was double award day for Terry County resident R. D. Jones. West Texas Guar had chosen him as March’s Terry County Treasure, and then on February 28, he was named Brownfield Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Being the recipient of both awards just emphasizes how loved and important R. D. is in  [more...]

Janna Forbes, West Texas Guar, and Melanie Burris

Melanie Burris

February 12th, 2013

A very humble, caring and giving person describes the February West Texas Guar Terry County Treasure, Melanie Burris. When told about the award, Melanie said she did not feel deserving of the recognition because she knew there were other people more deserving than she. That is exactly what makes her a Terry County Treasure though—a  [more...]

Jody Woodard, West Texas Guar, and Monica Caswell,

Monica Caswell

January 9th, 2013

Contributed by: Jody Woodard - When you think of the word volunteer and you live in Meadow, Texas, one of the people that comes to mind is Monica Caswell.  While her husband may jokingly say it’s because she can’t say no, her actions clearly show that she has a true desire to help the community  [more...]

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Fran Price

December 21st, 2012

“When I saw the first sandstorm, I thought it was the end of the world!” said Fran Price, as she laughed at the memory. Once she saw that she could survive West Texas dirt, she and husband Charlie Price settled into Brownfield to stay. “Brownfield has been very good to us,” Fran stated. And, the  [more...]