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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, August 25, 2000
Community bicycle rodeo and safety fair set
A Community Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. until
2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Gibson's parking lot, 110 Walthall, just
east of Eddy Street.
The event is for children ages 5-12 and parents are encouraged to bring
their children, their bicycles, tricycles, helmets if owned, or walking
Come celebrate going back to school learning bike safety skills with
the Pecos and Midland Police Departments.
The fair will include, bicycle equipment safety inspection, bicycle
registration engraving, bicycle rally course and a chance to win a bike
donated by Gibson's.
Certificate and other surprises are also planned.
For more information contact the Community Service Officer at the Pecos
Police Department at 445-4911.
Vejil, Valle chosen for TYC All-State team
Two West Texas State School employees have been selected as members of
the Texas Youth Commission's first All-State Softball Team.
David Vejil, WTSS Caseworker and Fane Valle, Juvenile Correction Officer
were chosen for the team at the first annual TYC statewide Softball tournament
held Aug. 12, in Brownwood.
The TYC All-State team is made up of outstanding players from each team
selected by team coaches and the umpires at the conclusion of the tournament.
WTSS was one of seven teams representing Texas Youth Commission facilities
throughout the state. West Texas State School team members organized this
tournament in an effort to bring employees together from across the state
once a year to relax and have some fun.
Evins Regional Juvenile Center in Edinburg took first place this year
so they will be the host for next year's event. The team from WTSS placed
McCarty ends deployment
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Conor P. McCarty, son of Barbara
Tarpley, of Big Spring, recently returned from a six-month deployment to
the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the amphibious
transport ship USS Denver, home ported in San Diego.
McCarty's ship participated in several multi-national exercises including
Eager Mace, Eastern Maverick and Sea Soldier. These exercises focused on
developing friendship, trust and teamwork between coalition nations and
increased their combined military readiness for contingency operations.
During the deployment, McCarty's ship participated in the peacekeeping
and humanitarian operations of the international forces in East Timor,
Indonesia. Denver's visit, board, search and seizure teams boarded five
ships in support of U.N. sanctions against Iraq.
McCarty's ship visited cities in Australia, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia,
Oman, Quarter, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, where Sailors had
the opportunity to shop, sightsee and enjoy the local culture and cuisine.
Crewmembers also participated in community relations projects.
USS Denver supports amphibious operations using landing craft air cushions,
which are specially-designed Hovercraft that travel above land and sea
surfaces and deliver vehicles and equipment. The ship also has conventional
landing craft and helicopters embarked, and is equipped with medical facilities
staffed by Navy doctors, dentists, nurses and corpsmen.
McCarty, a 1997 graduate of Big Spring High School, joined the Navy
in February 1998.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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