Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Enchilada plate sale set
An Enchilada Plate Sale will be held beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept.
23, a the Barstow Community Center.
The fundraiser is to help raise money for Rudy Juarez, who will be going
to the Championship Toughman Competition in Mississippi.
The plate will consist of enchiladas, beans, rice and salad.
Plates of three or more will be delivered.
Call 445-5205 for orders or 445-9069 after 4 p.m., throughout this week.
Moody, Haynes exchange wedding vows in Capitan
Claude and Elaine Moody announce the marriage of their daughter, Melissa
Ann Moody to Danny Ray Haynes, son of Midge Galneau of Blackwell, Tx. and
Doug Haynes of Ruidoso, N.M.
The wedding took place in Capitan, N.M. on July 22.
They are making their home in Capitan with their sons, Drew and Cade.
The bride is the granddaughter of Evelyn Carson and Cora Moody of Pecos.
Felts enjoys Air Force life, new position
A former Barstow resident is enjoying life in the military and states that
work and fun do mix.
Colonel Ernest E. Felts is the new vice commander for the 22nd
Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, after serving as the support
group commander at Columbus AFB, Miss.
"Cowboy" is the radio call sign Felts first began using as KC-135 and
KC-10 pilot. But like most knicknames, it's quite appropriate, since Felts
is originally from Texas.
This long, tall Texan is excited about the military and about the simple
joys of life.
McConnell Air Force Base personnel can look forward to meeting this
fun loving colonel during the next few weeks as he gets around on base,
trying to meet as many people as possible.
"I like people. I like to be involved. I like to be out and about,"
While touring the base, or anytime, Felts says he is interested in hearing
from officers. His desire to make the term, "open-door policy," more than
just a catch phrase. As he tours the base, he hopes he can project his
openness to base personnel.
He also hopes to communicate his commitment to excellence. His expectations
are simple but demanding.
"I expect each and every person to give me their best, to come prepared
each and every day," said Felts.
To his position as vice commander, Felts brings a balance mixture of
experience, with considerable air refueling operations experience. He's
been assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron at Kadena
Air Base, Japan, the 34th Air Refueling Squadron, Seymour Johnson
Air Force Base, N.C. and the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, RAF
Mildenhall, UK. As a pilot, he has more than 3,300 hours of flight experience,
with most of it coming in the KC-135 and KC-10. In addition to operations
He comes to McConnelll from Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Since February
1999, he served as Support Group Commander of the 14th Flying
Felt stated that the support group experience helped broaden him more
to many of the technical programs that make a base run.
"I learned how they mingle together to help define a cohesive team that
make an Air Force run efficiently," said Felts.
Felts is a dedicated family man and sports enthusiast when he is not
on duty. He married his college sweetheart, Sharon. They have twin eight-year-old
boys Travis and William.
A lifelong sports enthusiast, Felts says now, he watches more than he
plays. He's been a Dallas Cowboys fan since he was a child. Other favorite
teams includes an all-Texas lineup; the San Antonio Spurs, the Texas Rangers,
and the Dallas Stars. Now that he's in Kansas, he says he may support the
Kansas City Chiefs.
In high school, he played on his school tennis team and at Mildenhall,
his basketball team won the base championship. He also admits to being
a pretty good softball player and enjoys playing golf.
Felts is a 1972 graduate of Pecos High School and a graduate of San
Angelo State University.
He is the son of Elizabeth Seltz of Barstow.
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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