Republican Women Of Yoakum offer essay contest

The Republican Women of Yoakum, whose members represent DeWitt and Lavaca counties, are sponsoring a constitutional essay contest. Seniors attending high school as well as 12th-grade home-schooled students in both counties are invited to participate.

The contest runs through Oct. 15.

Rules, requirements and qualifications may be obtained from the high school's counselors and/or social studies/government/history departments or contact Wilma Smith, essay committee chairwoman, at 361-564-4624 or email wilmith@yahoo.com.

Four winners will be selected from all entries. Prizes will be awarded as follows: grand prize - $1,000; first prize - $300; second prize - $200; and third prize - $100.

Winners and their parents will be notified, and awards will be presented at the Republican Women's luncheon meeting Nov. 6.