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  1. REPORT ON THE CLUB COLORADO-WYOMING TRIP (a report in 1996 on a expedition by members of the Paleo Section of Houston Gem & Mineral Society to Colorado, Utah & Wyoming): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.
  2. "PALEO SECTION FIELD TRIP TO WHISKEY BRIDGE" (an article from the BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE reporting on a field trip of members of the Paleo Section of Houston Gem & Mineral Society to the Stone City formation on the Brazos River in Caldwell County): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.
  3. DETERMINATION = BIG REWARDS (an article from the BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE in 1999 on a Nebraska Oligocene fossil trip-1999): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.--- Article won 4th place in regional competition in 2000- South Central Federation of Mineral Societies & ??? in national competition in 2000-American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
  4. YOUR SCANNER AS YOUR CAMERA!!! ((an article from the BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE in 2000 on how to scan things directly into your computer, without a camera): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---Article won 1st place in regional competition-South Central Federation of Mineral Societies in 2001 and 4th place-American Federation of Mineralogical Societies in 2001.
  5. THE ROCKHOUND, (a poem from the August, 2000 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---this poem won 4th place in regional competition of the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies in 2001 and 8th place in national competition American Federation of Mineralogical Societies in 2001.
  6. SHOWING YOUR AGE(an article from the November, 2001 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE on how to tell the age of formations): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---Article won 4th place regional competition-South Central Federation of Mineral Societies competition in 2002 & 3rd place in national competition in 2002- American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
  7. AIN'T ROCKHOUNDING GREAT (a poem from the November, 2001 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---this poem won 5th Place in regional competitionof the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies in 2002.
  8. ROCKHOUNDING 101 (an article from the January , 2002 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE on basic for beginning Rockhounds): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---Article won 4th place in regional competition in 2003-South Central Federation of Mineral Societies & 9th place in national competition in 2003-American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
  9. A PAGE FROM A COLLECTOR'S NOTE BOOK: "Hunting for Uranium Minerals in the Hams-Weeks Pegmatite, Wakefield, Carroll County, New Hampshire" (an article from the BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE on the subject shown): by Art Smith, a member of Houston Gem & Mineral Society.
  10. A ROCKHOUND'S GREATEST ASSET: (an article from the BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE, December, 2003 issue) by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.--Article won 2nd place in regional competition-South Central Federation of Mineral Societies and Honorable Mention-American Federation of Mineralogical Societies in 2004.
  11. ROCKY BECOMES A ROCKHOUND (a poem from the November, 2004 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---this poem won 2nd place in regional competition-South Central Federation of Mineral Societies and 2nd place in national competition with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies in 2005.
  12. KIDS ARE THE ROCKHOUND FUTURE" (an article from the December, 2004 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---this article won 5th place in regional competition-South Central Federation of Mineral Societies in 2005.
  13. THIS OLD HAMMER (a poem from the March, 2006 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---this poem has been submitted for competition in the 2006 Adult Poetry contests.
  14. UNDERSTANDING THE GEOLOGICAL TIME SCALE (an article from the May, 2006 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---this article has been submitted for competition.
  15. FIELD COLLECTORS (a poem from the July, 2006 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.---this poem was not submitted for competition, as only one per year is eligible--see 'This Old Hammer' above.
  16. PLEASE DON'T TELL MY FRIENDS THAT I'VE GONE DIGGING (a poem from the January, 2007 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE) by T. W. "Terry" Proctor, J.D.
  17. UNDER WATER TREASURE HUNTING-My Colorado Adventure (an article from the December, 2007 BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE): by James Wark---this article won 1st place in National competition-American Federation of Mineralogical Societies in 2008.
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