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Thursday, August 31, 2000

OC plans holiday closing

Odessa College will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The OC Sports Center will be closed Saturday-Monday, Sept. 2-4.

Classes will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5.

For more information, contact Odessa College at 335-6416.

Seijas ends basic training

Herman Jasso Seijas completed basic training and participated in a naval graduation ceremony at the Navy Recruiting Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, on Aug. 25.

He is a 2000 graduate of Pecos High School.

Seijas will be attending "A" school at Great Lakes for 19-20 weeks to become a technician in the Gas Turbine Systems Field.

He is currently under the Advance Technical Field plan for six years. After his service time he plans to pursue a career in the Petroleum Engineering Field.

He is the son of Michelle De La Garza and step-father, Edel R. De La Garza of Pecos.

State school organizes tournament

Members of the West Texas State School employee softball team recently reaped the rewards of months of hard work by placing in the top three at the Texas Youth Commission's statewide softball tournament held in Brownwood.

The first annual TYC statewide tournament held on Aug. 12 was organized by West Texas State School team members in an effort to bring TYC employees from all over the state together to relax and participate in a little friendly competition.

"The idea for this tournament first came about two years ago when WTSS and Sheffield Boot Camp scheduled a few softball games "for fun." Sheffield came down to Monahans and played a couple of times and we met in Fort Stockton and played," said Robert Garcia, coach of the West Texas team.

"We decided it was a great way to put faces with names and just have some fun. The idea for a statewide tournament grew from there," said Garcia. "Unfortunately, Sheffield was not able to make it to the tournament this year, but I bet they won't miss the next one," he said.

Teams from West Texas State School, Evins Regional Juvenile Center, Brownwood State School (two teams), Gainesville State School, San Saba State School and Crockett State School participated in this first annual event. Evins Regional Juvenile Center, located on the southern coast of Texas in Edinburg, took home the trophy for first place.

Crockett State School placed second, and West Texas State School took third. Evins was presented with the first place "traveling trophy," which will be displayed at ERJC and then passed on to the first place winner of next year's tournament. Brownwood State School was chosen as the site for the first tournament due to it's centralized location. Future tournaments will be hosted by the first place winners from the previous year.

First, second and third place teams were awarded T-shirts. Members of an "All State" team were chosen and awarded T-shirts. WTSS team members David Vejil and Fane Valle were selected for the "All State" team.

Along with all the great softball and fellowship, team members and their families and supporters were also treated to a barbecue lunch prepared by Brownwood State School staff. Plans are already underway for next year's tournament, which will be hosted by Evins Regional Juvenile Center. It looks like the other TYC teams will be going to the beach next summer!

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