Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, May 16, 2000
Reception planned for Wheeless
A reception will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at
the Pecos High School Cafeteria in honor of Bailey Wheeless.
The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.
The mariachi band will provide entertainment for the event.
Luera celebrates 105th birthday
Perfecta Rodriguez Luera, who to all is "Tia Pepe" celebrated her 105th
birthday, Saturday, May 13, with a party held in her honor.
She was born April 16, 1895, in the Fort Davis Mountains. Her parents
were Pedro and Guadalupe Rodriguez and she had four brothers, Enrique,
Marcos, Aguedo and Merejildo. She also had two sisters, Quiteria and Pasquala.
Tia was married in Barstow to Lucio Luera. They had five children who
died as infants, but she raised a nephew, Ben and his sister, Lupe Rodriguez
as her own children.
Tia remembers growing up when people rode horses and horse drawn buggies,
the Model T was in style and stamps were only two cents. Tia has lived
through 19 presidents and now almost the 20th.
She still cooks, makes tortillas, sews by hand and crochets. And even
more incredible she doesn't need glasses to see. She still has a firm hand
shake and she can still give big bear hugs that leave you gasping for air.
What a blessing!
Those that know Tia, know that she is a woman of strong faith and believes
wholeheartedly in the Lord Jesus Christ. She is a very sweet woman with
a lot of strength.
Even when she is sick she does not complain she just continues on her
way keeping in prayer for all those people in need of prayer.
Where ever Tia goes she leaves her seed of Christian love planted in
people's hearts. When people ask her what her secret to a long life is,
her answer is always the same, "I give my live to Christ and put my faith
in Him. He takes care of everything because without Him we are nothing,"
What a tremendous testimony Tia Pepe leaves us, according to her niece
Ornelas earns science degree
James Ornelas, formerly of Pecos, recently received a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Environmental Science.
He is currently employed by Arcadis Geraghty & Miller in Midland.
He is the son of Jimmy and Sylvia Ornelas of Odessa.
Florez named to Who's Who
Reeves County Clerk Dianne Florez has been named to Who's Who of American
Women, Millennium Edition.
This special Millennim Edition has established a benchmark that will
be used by future biographers and historians for understanding the influential
role of women in American society at the turn o the millennium. It highlights
the lives and careers of notable women from every important field of endeavor,
making Who's Who of American Women a truly remarkable biographical collection.
Marquis Who's Who is rich in heritage and history, having compiled the
biographies of noteworthy individuals who reference purposes since 1899.
Marquis publishes over a dozen Who's Who directories and adheres to strict
standards that ensure the highest level of integrity.
Garcia plans graduation
Socorro and Hector Garcia, former residents of Pecos, proudly announce
the graduation of their son, Javier Garcia, from Andress High School.
Javier was born a Pecos Eagle and will be graduating as an Andress Eagle.
Grandparents are Severo and Senaida Vasquez.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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