Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, January 17, 2000
Reeves-Loving livestock show winners named
By ROSIE FLORES
and MARI MALDONADO
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
By ROSIE FLORES
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
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.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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