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April 10, 2001

Huffman ends basic training

PECOS, April 10, 2001 - Marine Corps Pvt. Timothy J. Huffman, son of Jeanne M. and Rufus M. Spivey of Pecos, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Huffman successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Huffman and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Huffman spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.

Huffman and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values _ honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.

Huffman and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour team effort, problem solving evolution which culminated with an emotional ceremony in which the recruits were presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and were addressed as "Marines" for the first time since boot camp began.

Huffman is a 1998 graduate of Pecos High School.

Barbecue fundraiser set

PECOS, April 10, 2001 - The Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame organization will be holding a barbecue plate sale fundraiser on May 5, at the Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Barn.

The plate sale will begin at 10 a.m. and cost will be $4.50 per plate.

Plates will consist of barbecue, potato salad, beans, onions and pickles.

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