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Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Bat Flight breakfast planned

PECOS, July 26, 2000 - Acting Superintendent Chas Cartwright announces the 43rd Annual Bat Flight Breakfast to be held on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

The annual Bat Flight Breakfast started in the late 1950's when a few park employees wanted to encourage visitors to witness the spectacular morning return flight of the Mexican free-tailed bats. Four decades have passed and the Bat Flight Breakfast is now a park tradition, occuring the second Thursday of every August. The breakfast has grown over the years and now attracts 300-500 spectators.

The breakfast begins at 5 a.m. near the cave entrance. Please park in the upper parking lot by the Visitor Center and walk to the bat flight amphitheater. The lower parking lot is available for visitors who have mobility impairments.

The breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under.

For more information contact Aleta Knight at 505-785-2232 extension 322.

Johnsons tell of new daughter

PECOS, July 26, 2000 - Billy and Donna Johnson, of Pecos, are proud to announce the birth of their new daughter, Jenna Renee.

Little Jenna was born Monday, July 24, at 8:27 a.m., at Ward County Hospital in Monahans. She weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long.

Grandparents are Jack and Ann Goff of Mason, Tx.

Paternal grandparents are Zula Johnson and the late Billy Jack Johnson of Mason.

Chabarria aboard aircraft carrier in Yokusuka, Japan

PECOS, July 26, 2000 - Navy Seaman Jason S. Chabarria, son of Linda S. and Robert R. Chabarria of Pecos, recently participated in Exercise Cobra Gold 2000 while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, home ported in Yokusuka, Japan.

The exercise tested the U.S. and Thai military to ensure regional peace. It also strengthened the ability of the Royal Thai armed forces to defend themselves and respond to regional contingencies.

The annual joint exercise involving units from the Thai and U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines, was one of the largest military exercises involving U.S. forces in the Pacific command this year.

Carriers like USS Kitty Hawk are deployed around the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors, and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.

Chabarria, a 1997 graduate of Pecos High School, joined the Navy in March 1998.

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