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Friday, March 10, 2000

Girl Scouts to be honored

Girl Scout Sunday and the Girl Scout Birthday is celebrated on Sunday, March 11.

Area Girl Scouts and Brownies will be recognized during a Mass at 10:30 a.m., at St. Catherine Catholic Church.

Next week is also Girl Scout Week, which will be celebrated nationwide.

Rodriguez, Garcia plan wedding

Armando Rodriguez of Pecos, and Olivia Rodriguez of Hobbs, N.M. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Margarita Rodriguez of Hobbs, N.M., to Tomas Garcia.

He is the son of Altagracia Garcia of Eunice.

The couple plan to wed at 1:30 p.m. today, by Justice of the Peace.

A reception will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 11.

Rodriguez celebrates birthday

Longtime Pecos resident, Fermin Paz Rodriguez, celebrated his 80th birthday with a lunch at the Quality Inn held recently.

Rodriguez born Jan. 11, 1920, in Saragosa, received flowers the day before his birthday, but was surprised the following day with a visit from his daughter, Belinda.

Rodriguez also received a birthday cake and card signed by his grandchildren _ Joshua, Jarred, and Janelle Boone.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez were then "kidnapped" and driven to the Quality In, where they enjoyed several hours of reminiscing.

Rodriguez enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, where he received Basic Training in Riverside, Calif. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160 Regiment, 40th Division, where he also received training in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.

Rodriguez was stationed in Hawaii and Guadalcanal until receiving an Honorable Discharge in August 1945. Two years later, he married the former Lydia Hernandez Subia in Brogado (Balmorhea).

Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez moved to Pecos in 1948, and have been Pecosites ever since. The couple have two children _ Richard Rodriguez of Abilene and Belinda "Belle" Rodriguez-Boone of Midland; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

According to their daughter Belinda, their parents have always taught them to have goals, work hard, and always give their all.

"My parents have always helped other people, even if it meant putting their own plans on hold. When put to the test, my father has held the utmost respect for everyone he has encountered even through difficult situations," Boone said. "My father is an extremely patient person and his love not only has reflect to his children, but also to his grandchildren and now his great-grandchildren," she said.

"We are extremely proud to have heroes in both of our parents because we realize times were different when they were growing up. The responsibilities placed on the eldest children was overwhelming but both parents strived for perfection where their families<" said Boone. "I thank God each and every day that I have been able to enjoy the love of two parents and that my children have been fortunate to experience the love of their grandparents, whom they enjoy spending time with any chance they get," she said.

"It doesn't get better than this," she said.

Belinda stated that the family is looking forward to many more exciting birthdays with her father.

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