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Monday, January 17, 2000

Reeves-Loving livestock show winners named

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PECOS, Jan. 17, 2000 - Courtney Clark's red/white Steer took top honors at the 2000 Reeves-Loving Junior Livestock Show and Sale, held at the Reeves County Civic Center this past weekend.

Clark's steer was named Grand Champion Steer on Friday, with Reserve Grand Champion Steer going to John Marvin Clark. Jamie Gallego, of Balmorhea, won Junior Showmanship while Clark also won Senior Showmanship in that category.

Lambs and Goats were also exhibited on Friday, while on Saturday judge Eddie Puckett, of Sweetwater praised parents and advisors of area youth who participated in the Reeves-Loving County Livestock Hog Show.

Puckett told the Reeves County Civic Center audience, "These are well behaved kids, who treat their animals well." He said this reflected well on the youth as well as their peers.

There were a total of 114 entries for the Hog show, displayed over four Breed classes and 13 weight divisions.

Taking the top three spot in the Duroc, Light Weight were: Amanda Stickels, first Jennifer Ward, second and Susan Bradley, third.

In the Duroc, Medium Weight Trey Perkins took the first place blue ribbon home, while John Elliott's entry placed second and Jack Stickels, third.

For the final Duroc division, heavy weight, Brandi Bradley's hog placed first, Jennie Canon's second and Candace Roach's third

Breed Champion went to Brandi Bradley's Duroc and Reserve Breed Champion to Amanda Stickels.

In the Hampshire, light weight, Amber Cook's entry placed first, John Canon second and Francisco Ornelas third

Entries taking the top three spots in the Hampshire, medium weight, belonged to Alex Morales, first, John Canon, second and Jack Stickels, third.

In the final Hampshire division, heavy weight, Jennifer Ward's hog took first, Lauren Martinez second and Jay Sanchez third.

Breed Champion went to Jennifer Ward's Hampshire and Reserve Breed Champion to Alex Morales.

In the light weight division of the larger of the breed classes, Cross Bred, Amanda Stickels' entry took first, Natalia Ornelas second and Justin Lara third.

Taking the top spot for the Cross Bred, light medium weight division was Chance Cook, with Andrew Lopez second and Clayton Cox, third.

For the Cross Bred, medium weight division, Jennie Canon's entry placed first, Isaiha Vela second and Jack Stickels third.

Stephanie Laurence's Cross Bred gained her first place, while Daniela Dutchover's won her second place and Julia Garlick took third in the Cross Bred, heavy weight.

Breed Champion went to Jennie Canon and Reserve Breed Champion to Chance Cook.

In the final breed class, OPB or Other Pure Breeds, light weight, top three spots went to Russell Garlick first, Savannah Matta second and Brandi Bradley third.

Placing in the OPB, medium weight: Janie Jones, first, Valerie Garcia, second and Chance Cook, third.

For the OPB, heavy weight show, Bre'Ann Windham's entry took home the first place ribbon, while Shelly Martinez's gained her the second place standing and John Elliott, third.

Breed Champion went to Bre'Ann Windham's OPB and Reserve Breed Champion to Janie Jones'.

Taking home the Grand Champion Hog banner was Jennifer Ward of Balmorhea for her Hampshire entry and Brandie Bradley's Duroc won her the Reserve Breed Champion award.

Junior Showmanship went to John Elliott and Senior Showmanship to Liberty Wofford.

Clifton Bradley, won Grand Champion Goat honors, with Heath Armstrong, winning Reserve Grand Champion Goat and Tyler Hebbert taking Junior Showmanship honors and Jennie Canan, winning Sr. Showmanship.

In the Lamb Show, Brandi Harrison, won Grand Champion Lamb, Justin Owen, netted the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb and Junior Showmanship and Chance Holder, won Sr. Showmanship.

In the Finewool Lamb Division, Candace Roach, won Breed Champion and Drake Bradley, won Reserve Breed Champion.

Sarah McKinney won Breed Champion in the Finewool Cross Lamb Show and Adrienne Bagley, took Reserve Breed Champion in that category.

In the Medium Wool Lamb Show, Brandi Harrison won Breed Champion and Justin Owen took Breed Reserve Champion.

Barstow blackout blamed on pre-dawn fog

Staff Writer
BALMORHEA, Jan. 17, 2000 - People all over the Pecos Valley were in a fog this morning, but residents of Barstow were also left in the dark for just under an hour early today due to the weather, according to Texas-New Mexico Power Company's West Texas Customer Relations Coordinator Mya Griffin.

At about 5:10 a.m., a blackout occurred throughout Barstow, with electricity remaining off until 6:09 a.m.

"They went out there as soon as possible," said Griffin. "The blackout was related to the heavy fog in this area," she said.

A heavy fog cut visibility in Pecos to under a block at sunrise today, and the fog cover remained in the area until about 11 a.m.

Griffin stated that the heavy fog, mixed with the dust in the West Texas area, create a flashover, which is what caused the blackout. "Apparently the moisture from the fog mixes with the dust in the air and creates sparks and flashovers," said Griffin.

Sparks were flying out of a light pole, located at Eddy and Walthall streets, at about 6:45 a.m., also. "This is also attributed to the fog, even though it didn't cause a blackout," said Griffin. "Employees were out there looking at the utility pole, but it didn't cause a flashover, just sparks," she said.

Anything else that happens today, with the electricity, will probably be attributed to the weather, according to Griffin.

Griffin stated that any problems should be reported to the electric company. "We'll send somebody out as soon as possible, if any further problems arise," she said.

School board member faces assault charge

PECOS, Jan. 17, 2000 - A member of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD board of trustees was arrested Friday night in connection with a family disturbance, Pecos Police reported this morning.

School board Treasurer Jose Alfredo "Freddie" Lujan was arrested Friday, after officers were summoned to his residence.

Pecos Police received a call from 624 S. Alamo St, about 7:42 p.m., Friday, in regards to a family disturbance. Lujan, 39, was arrested for assault under the Texas Family Violence Act and released on a personal recognizance bond.

Further information on the incident was not available from the police department this morning.

Blood drive set for RCH lobby

PECOS, Jan. 17, 2000 - A blood drive is scheduled for noon, Tuesday and will continue throughout the early afternoon and evening at the Reeves County Hospital lobby.

The blood drive will run until 7 p.m., and is sponsored by United Blood Services and the Reeves County Hospital and Auxiliary.

Everyone is encouraged to donate blood.

Pecos OC office will carry books for local courses

PECOS, Jan. 17, 2000 - Odessa College's Pecos Center will have books available starting Tuesday for those students who registered for college courses earlier this month..

The books will be at the Pecos Center, located at the Executive Building, 320 S. Oak St, Suite 4, beginning on Tuesday. The office will be open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Lotto Texas drawing Saturday night: Winning numbers drawn: 06-41-29-04-45-07 Estimated jackpot: $4 million. Number matching six of six: zero. Matching five of six: 71. Prize: $1,557. Matching four of six: 4,071. Prize: $98.


AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Cash 5 drawing Friday night: Winning numbers drawn: 39-22-29-20-12. Number matching five of five: 2. Prize per winner: $42,691. Winning ticket(s) sold in: Houston, Lockhart. Matching four of five: 278. Prize: $461.


AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Texas Million drawing Friday night: Winning numbers drawn: 36-79-80-92 Number matching four of four in Group One: none.


AUSTIN (AP) - The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Friday by the Texas Lottery, in order: 9-9-0 (nine, nine, zero)


AUSTIN (AP) - The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Saturday by the Texas Lottery, in order: 2-0-9 (two, zero, nine)


PECOS, Jan. 17, 2000 - High Sunday 72. Low this morning 44. Forecast for tonight: Fair. Low in the lower 40s. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 70s. West wind 5-15 mph: Becoming northeast by afternoon. Tuesday night: Fair. Low in the mid 30s. Wednesday Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

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